Wednesday, January 23

Faux Silk Sample

This was the technique of the week on SCS last week and I thought it would be great for the stamp-a-stack on Saturday. It's super easy, and really looks like silk!

Here's the quick and dirty tutorial (for full instructions, see

1. Stamped the small flower on tissue paper.
2. Crumple the tissue paper up
3. Smear glue stick all over a piece of vanilla
4. Smooth the tissue paper onto the vanilla
5. Trim and finish card

How about you try this technique? Email me your results! I would love to see 'em!

Have a great night! Liz

Supplies: Stamps- heartfelt thanks; Ink- rose red, chocolate chip and creamy caramel; Paper- white tissue paper, very vanilla, rose red, chocolate chip, creamy caramel

Monday, January 21

Another Stamp-A-Stack Sample

I had a lot of fun over the weekend figuring out the final designs for Saturday's Stamp-A-Stack. And I had new paper to play with! Lucky Me!! Last week I placed an order for a customer and snuck in an extra Berry Bliss DSP for my stash. It's SO Yummy! Who knew that pink and brown would look so luscious together. I used to think that that color combo was SOOO 70's. Now it's fabulous!

Anyway.. enough gabbing.. here's are the deets..

Paper: Berry Bliss DSP, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White; Stamps: Much Appreciated; Accessories: 5 petal punch, 1/4" chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

The card layout, I am sorry to say, is not mine. It's a case of a fellow demo Laura Barto. My upline had it in her swap pile. I love it. It's so simple yet lovely. It shows off SU's double sided paper so well.

Hope you enjoyed the card! And if you are in the Chicago area, what are YOU doing Saturday?

Wednesday, January 16

January Stamp-A-Stack Sample

This is one of the cards we will be doing at my January 26th Fondue Stamp-A-Stack. We will be making 20 cards and having yummy fondue snacks!

I have been trying to expand my stamping to include more masculine cards. And this set from Stampin' Up is perfect for this. I don't know why it is so difficult to do masculine cards.. maybe because I like flowers and girly stuff so much!

Thanks for looking!

Stampin' Supplies: Stamps- Winds of Grace, So Many Sayings, Sanded; Ink- Chocolate chip; Paper- Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand

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