Thursday, November 16, 2017

CCEE1746 - Happy Birthday, Joanne!

Joanne continues hosting the CCEE Stampers challenge and tells us that today is her birthday.  She asked us to make a feminine birthday card with flowers.  I recently found this layered hibiscus stamp set and wanted to give it a try.  Today was the perfect day!!!  And I used the Triple Stamping Technique again.

Happy Birthday, Joanne!  I'm sure there are lots more floral birthday cards over on the CCEE Stampers blog for you to admire.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Holidays

I saw a tutorial for a variation on the Triple Stamping Technique last week and wanted to give it a try.  I'm not sure what it's called, but it was rather interesting.  For lack of another name, I'll call it Triple Embossing.  (My apologies to whomever developed this technique for using what might not be the correct nomenclature.)  Here's my card:

To start my card, I cut several layers of cardstock:

Gray - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4"), 3 1/4" x 4 1/2", 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
White - 4" x 5 1/4", 3" x 4 1/4", 2" x 3 1/4"

Using repositionable tape, layer the white pieces of cardstock, centering each piece on top of the next larger one.  This stack of cardstock will be placed in an embossing folder.

I ran the embossing folder though my Cuttlebug, being careful not to move the various pieces.

I removed the embossed pieces of cardstock from the embossing folder; and, while the pieces were still adhered to each other, I lightly sponged ink across the top of them.   This brought out the pattern of the embossing quite nicely.

I then separated the panels and adhered them to the coordinating pieces of gray cardstock.

I didn't want to take away from the embossed/inked pattern on the panels, so I decided to add just a sentiment.  I cut the sentiment "Happy Holidays" from one of the new Christmas CottageCutz dies, Happy Holidays Greeting.

I layered the panels together (lining up the embossed areas), glued the die cuts to the center of my card, and I was finished.  You can see how the various snowflakes transverse the panels.  One of them (the large one on the far right) actually is on all three panels.

I really like the result achieved on my card and will definitely use this technique again.    The CottageCutz die used on this card is:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

CCEE1745 - Masculine Cards

Joanne told the rest of the CCEE Stampers that she never has enough masculine cards in her stash, so she asked us to make a masculine card of any type.  I used the Triple Stamping Technique to make my Mr. Fix-It card.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see some more masculine cards.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sweet Treats Screen Card

It's hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner.  I don't know if you're like me, but I make Christmas cards all year long.  It keeps the panic at bay!  I have a Christmas card today made with a fun new die from CottageCutz, Cocoa and Sweet Treats.

To start my card, I cut my cardstock as follows:

White - 5 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Green - 3 1/2" x 4" (3 panels)
Patterned paper - 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" (3 panels)

I scored the long white panel at 3 1/2" and 7", creating three sections.  Using a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, I punched along the top of the white panel.  I then lined up the top of the largest Rounded Square die along the bottom edge of the first panel and cut out the "legs" of my screen.  I then duplicated this process on the second and third panels.

I then constructed my screen by gluing the patterned paper onto the green panels, which I then glued to the screen.

Then came the fun.  I die-cut all the pieces from the Cocoa and Tasty Treats die -- some from colored cardstock and the majority from white cardstock.

I then colored the white pieces with Copic markers and constructed my images.  Note the top of the cup for the first panel.  It is cut from a small piece of vellum.

All that remained was to glue the cups and treats to the panels and stamp the sentiments.

Be sure to check out all the dies in the new Christmas release over on the CottageCutz website.  Dies used on my card today are:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

CCEE1744 - Simple Thanks

Joanne starts her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by trying to keep it simple.  The holidays are coming, and times will be busy.  This will be a month of celebrations, so this week she asked us to make a Thanksgiving card or a card of thanks.  I stenciled the burlap panel down the side and added some CottageCutz die cuts to make my card.

See how the rest of the team handled this challenge by stopping over at the CCEE Stampers blog.