Monday, December 13, 2010

LOOKING FOR THE "WOW" FACTOR


Hi Stampers!

I checked our Stampin' Up! online site looking for inspiration a few weeks ago.  I wanted a simple card with a huge "Wow" factor that I could take to my beginners' card making class.  I was not disappointed when I came across an inlaid embossing technique posted by Chris Kolly.  I just could not take my eyes off the beautiful, finished effect of attaching punched items to card stock and then running it through the Big Shot in an embossing folder.  The end result is that the items appear to be actually inlaid into the card stock.




Chris used Real Red and Pretty in Pink card stock, our full hearts punch, our Hearts to Heart punch and the Big Shot Lattice Embossing Folder.  All punched pieces are attached with Snail Adhesive and then placed into the embossing folder for that wonderful expensive custom look.
I finished the front of the card with "Because I Care" sentiment from the set of the same name and popped it up with a dimensional and a small heart.  Too cute, huh?



Other stamps in this new set are just right for that special sentiment.



Check out the supplies for this card on my website http://jayecatalano.stampinup.net/ or contact me by email with questions: itisjaye@gmail.com.  Thanks for looking!






Thursday, December 2, 2010

A CARD WITH PIZZAZZ!

Hi Stampers!  

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Here's a new creation using the Paisley Prints stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog (wood mount#120817) and the yummiest Stampin' Up! in-color ever!  Pear Pizzazz!




Very few materials used for this card, as you can see.




The Very Vanilla layer is embossed with the Big Shot Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder #120175; then the corners are trimmed using our corner rounder #119871, and it is attached to the Pear Pizzazz card base.    Next I used the leaf stamp from the Paisley Prints set and stamped it in Pear Pizzazz ink on a smaller piece of Very Vanilla, rounded those corners and attached it to a slightly larger Pear Pizzazz layer.  Folded up a little strip of 1/2" Pear Pizzazz poly stitched ribbon #119265; attached an Old Olive brad from our Brights collection #119740 and there you have it!

This set is awesome - check out all the stamps in it.



As always, you can find any of these items on my website: www.jayecatalano.stampinup.net.  Or email me itisjaye@gmail.com for more information.  Thanks for looking.  See you soon.