Friday, October 12, 2012

Triple Time Stamping with French Foliage

French Foliage is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! sets with leaves. It has a variety of leaves and a nice script image too. This card came about because of a request from a friend, Rose Conkwright. She wanted to learn how to do the triple time stamping technique and said I could put a twist on it if I wanted. So here is my triple time stamping technique card with a twist!

The twist is that I added sponging to the card. It allowed me to vary the color in the background rather than just having the color of the card stock. One of the things I like about fall is all of the different colors in the leaves.

To make this card, first cut 3 pieces of Very Vanilla card stock in the following sizes: 

5 1/4 x 4 inches 
4 1/4 x 3 inches
3 1/4 x 2 inches.

Then cut 3 pieces of Midnight Muse card stock in the following sizes:  

8 1/2 x 5 1/5 inches and fold for the card base 
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches
3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches

You’ll also need a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock that is big enough for the largest leaf in the French Foliage stamp set.

Layer the three Very Vanilla pieces of card stock from smallest to largest.  Lightly tack the three pieces together well enough to sponge and stamp on.  Remember that you’ll have to take these three pieces apart later.

Sponge these 5 colors:  More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler on both the layered pieces of Very Vanilla card stock and the scrap.  You can use other colors that you like as long as you avoid mixing colors that make a muddy brown. 

More Mustard is the color that you will use the most.  Notice that the color is sponged on unevenly and that several spots do not have any ink on them. I recommend keeping it light when you first start.  Remember that you can always add more ink to make the card darker, but you can’t take off ink to make it lighter. 

Add Pumpkin Pie.

And then Old Olive.

Add just a little bit of Not Quite Navy.

And use Cherry Cobbler lightly too.

Still keeping all three layers together, stamp the following images in these colors:

Oak leaf and sentiment of your choice in StazOn Jet Black
Small leaf in More Mustard
Middle Leaf in Cherry Cobbler
Script in Always Artichoke

Make sure your leaves go in different directions.  I stamped three of each leaf.  Don’t worry if there is a little gap in the stamped image between the layers. It will be covered up when you add the Midnight Muse layers.

Stamp the oak leaf on the scrap piece of Very Vanilla that you sponged.  Cut out the leaf.
Pull apart your sponged and stamped layers.  Add the leaf and Midnight Muse ribbon to the top layer.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals under the oak leaf.

Add the other Midnight Muse layer, attach to the card and you have finished your Triple Time Stamping with a Twist card.

Here is a different version of the same card.

Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
121166 French Foliage Stamp Set $14.95
126707 Sassy Salutations Stamp Set $17.95
101406 StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad $7.95
126964 More Mustard Classic Ink Pad $5.95
126945 Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad $5.95
126953 Old Olive Classic Ink Pad $5.95
126971 Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad $5.95
126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad $5.95
126972 Always Artichoke Classic Ink Pad $5.95
126847 Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin, Pirate and Pilgrim Owl Punch Art

Stampin' Up!'s owl punch is one of the most versatile punches. For Halloween and Thanksgiving, I made  these three owls. Here are my pumpkin, pirate and pilgrim owls.

Here is a close-up of the owls on my Halloween card.

The pilgrim owl uses the cupcake punch to make the crown of the hat.

I also tried a new type of card.  Here is how the card looks when it is open.

To make the card, I cut a piece of card stock to 4  1/4" x 10  3/4".  From the left hand side, score at 1  3/4" and 6  1/4".  Use the 1  3/4" circle punch to punch the hole at the top.

I'm giving a more detailed tutorial to anyone who makes a purchase through my online store before November 1, 2012.  You get more details on how I made both cards including the pumpkin, pirate and pilgrim owl.  Place a minimum of a $25 order to get credit toward a free stamp set through my Rewards Program.

Here are more projects you can make using the owl punch.  

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store