Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome to the May 15th & 16th Blog Tour

Welcome to the May 15th & 16th Blog Tour. Stop #17, Tour #5

This tour features 23 blogs! Each blog will show case a beautiful project using items from Stampin' Up!'s - Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog.

Don’t forget to bookmark your favorite blogs as the links that make up this tour will disappear at midnight on May 16th.

I chose the stamp set Embrace Life, #114958 Page 93, of the Spring Summer Catalog. I had thought to go with a Hawaiian theme for my projects. This set really leans more toward an Asian style once I start stamping with it. Sometimes I have a clear idea what I want the card to look like and it still evolves into something else.

Technique Card

Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Hostess L3 Goody Goody Gumdrops (words)
Paper: Sage Shadow, Whisper White Inks: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink marker Tissue, glue stick, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Linen thread, ¾” and 1” Circle punches, piercing tool, Cutter kit (distressor tool)

Techniques - Faux silk

This card is for Dad. It is a simple layout with clean lines. I stamped, colored, then punched my squares so the image section was stretched out and up on the card.

Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, And Many Mower (words-inside)
Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Candy Lane designer paper, Very Vanilla
Inks: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel
1 3/8” Square, large Oval, Scallop Oval punches, piercing tool, Vintage Brads

My mom and I went to Hawaii 12 years ago on our first trip. I have yet to scrap with those photos. So I dug them out for this project. These pages are 8.5” x 8.5”. I am going to purchase our On Board Chipboard Albums to create unique scrapbooks for the photos from our trips. I have lots of photos to scrap!

Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Big Deal Alphabet
Paper: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Watercolor paper Inks: Pink Passion, Versamark, Reinkers - Apricot Appeal, Pink passion, Blush Blossom White Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Organza Ribbon
Techniques - reinker spread technique that was shown at the Seattle Regionals
Dyeing Organza Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Love the card for your dad! So clean and elegant!

Teri said...

Everything is great! Thanks for sharing.

Catrules said...

You did a great job! Love your scrapbook pages!

TABray said...

I really like the way your stretched the image on the card for your dad. All of your projects are pretty!

Lorita said...

I really love this set and I want to try the faux silk technique. Thanks for sharing.

Latenightstamper said...

I loved that you showed us a technique as well as beautiful cards. What a great day for a tour! Sherrill Graff

Susan Timmerman said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Cool aloha pages! Can't wait to see what you share tomorrow on our tour!

Liz said...

Love your pages! Awesome work!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Kim-Love your faux silk and then punched card--soooo cool!

Barbara said...

Lovely samples with a great set! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

jmniffer said...

I love what you did with this set. I can't wait to give the faux silk technique a try. jmniffer

Tea said...

You did some lovey and unique things with this set - I really endjoyed and will be back for more. Thanks

Diane said...

Wonderful array of samples for this set. You did a beautiful job on these!

Julie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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