Friday, April 17, 2015

How to do 3 step stamping




















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to show you my project for this month. I decided that I haven't been good at posting pictures of the process of my projects, so I figured that I would show you how I do my 3 step stamping. I'm sure most of you know how to do it, but, I just wanted to show how I do it.

I used The Sweet Life stamp set from Paper Trey Ink. The roses are gorgeous, they have dies so that you can cut them out using a cuttlebug or a Big Shot, but I decided that I would just stamp. Another stamp set I used is Butterfly Basics from Stampin' Up. I used the background stamp to cover the base of the card to give it texture. I used Lavender Lace for that. The sentiment, the butterfly and the fern are also from Butterfly Basics. I stamped the butterfly twice with Soft Suede. The first one was stamped on the card, then the second one was cut out and adhered to the stamped image. I folded the wings up a little to give it dimension. I just inked the top of the fern with Pear Pizzazz to stamp it at the bottom.

The inks I used for the rose are Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum and Blackberry Bliss all from Stampin' Up. The trick is to use 3 of the same color family, light, medium, dark. Or you could use the darkest ink and stamp off between layers.















Here are the three stamps.















The first step, I used the lightest color, Lavender Lace for the base stamp.















The second step, the medium color, Perfect Plum was used. Now the rose comes to life.















The third and final step, I used the darkest color, Blackberry Bliss.




























Isn't it pretty? For the leaves, it's two steps, the first color, I used Pear Pizzazz, which is green ,and for the layer, I used Soft Suede, which is brown.
















That's my project :) I hope you find it useful if you are new to three step stamping. Thanks Sheila for having me and I hope you give this a try.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lotus Blossom Card - Three Step Stamping

























Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here for my second project of the month. I made a card with the Lotus Blossom stamp set from Stampin' Up. It's such a beautiful flower. Previously I used the same stamp set to create tags. This card was also made for a sketch challenge.

I started off with a white base and used Blackberry Bliss, Lavender Lace and Pink Passion inks from Stampin' Up. The first stamp, you ink up and stamp, the second stamp, you ink up and stamp off once, just on a piece of paper, then stamp on top of the first stamp and the third stamp, you ink up and stamp off twice, then stamp on top of the second stamp. There is a point on each stamp, so it makes it easier to line each flower up. That's using just one color of the ink, you can also use three of the same family color inks from light to dark. I used Pear Pizzazz for the stem. The sentiment was stamped with Blackberry Bliss. Both the stem and sentiment are from the same stamp set.

I tied twine around the base, cut out the border with a border punch also from Stampin' Up, then adhered the base to a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white card. I trimmed the side a little so that the border wouldn't hang off.

I love this stamp set, I think it is so pretty. Thank you Sheila for giving me an extra day :)
Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Wreath




















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my monthly project. Finally, the snow is melting and the temperatures are rising :) I decided I wanted to make an Easter wreath for my door. I've been seeing the Geomesh wreaths all over the place. They are gorgeous. I need a little practice with making them though, they are actually pretty easy but you have to manipulate the mesh to make it look nice. I got the ribbon at AC Moore, it is wired but it doesn't seem to be a real good quality but that's ok. I got the wired framed wreath, the Geomesh, the egg pick and the carrot pick at Michael's.

Well that's it for me. I have another day this month, the 31st. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lotus Blossom Tags

















Hi Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend and are maybe finding a little time to create. I have been trying to get more productive. :) I decided to make a set of tags. Aren't they pretty? The Lotus Blossom stamp is from Stampin' Up, it's a three step stamp, along with the sentiment. The ribbons, except for the purple one and the rhinestones are also from Stampin' Up. The hemp, I purchased from Lakeside Collections.

I ran my tag, which is from My Creative Time, through my cuttlebug on white card stock from AC Moore, then I ran it through again on Crumb Cake card stock, from Stampin' Up, I cut the white tag in half, then adhered it to the crumb cake tag with glue. I added a ribbon across the middle, stamped the sentiment and added a rhinestone. I added ribbons to the tags and tied a bow around them with white hemp.

Thanks for stopping by. Your visits are very much appreciated :)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Snowy Days
















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project for this month. WOW, I don't know about where you live but, here in Southern New England we have been getting snow storm after snow storm. It's beautiful but, there is way too much of it now. People have to walk in the streets because there really is no where to put the snow. I am exhausted and my body is sore from shoveling so much. :)

So, that is what inspired my project. I made a card with the Snow Buddies stamp and die set from My Creative Time (Emma). I stamped the image with a new ink (to me) that I wanted to try called Darkest Night, which is a Black Hybrid ink from My Pink Stamper (Robyn), it's great.
















I stamped the cute snowman and snowlady images, then cut them out on my cuttlebug. I colored them with markers. My base of my card is 8 1/2" x 5", scored at 4 1/4". I ripped white card stock to imitate snow and used my tape runner to adhere them. I used dimensionals on the snow people. I used a glue stick on the edges of the "snow" and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up. Lastly, I glued those cute plastic snowflakes on that a friend shared with me.

Well, that is my project for you today. Thank you Sheila for another month :) I know Spring is right around the corner :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Baby Shower Card




















Hi Everyone,

It's my turn to share a project this month. Thank you Sheila, as always :)
I am going to a Baby Shower in a few weeks and figured I would have plenty of time to make a card. So I decided on this animal mobile card. Isn't it so cute?
I love how it came out. The base of the card is green card stock, cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". The layer is a lighter green card stock, cut at 5 1/4" x 4".

This was a rough draft on what I wanted it to look like. I ended up changing the sentiments.

















 I used the Create a Critter cartridge and cut the animals out at 1" except for the giraffe, which is cut at 1 1/4". I just added some eyes and mouths with a marker, the lion, I did rough lines to make the mane stand out more. It's a little challenge working on tiny cuts.



















I cut light green yarn into strips to hang the animals from, and glued them down, then I cut two strips of tan card stock and glued them down almost crisscrossed. I used that darling ribbon as a border across the bottom.



















I added some of the same yarn to a light green button, tied it in a knot and glued that down. The sentiments are from Robin of My Pink Stamper.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, have a great day. :)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gift Card Bags
















Hi Everyone,

Merry Christmas to you all. Wasn't it just Thanksgiving?  I have been so busy trying to get everything done, while working full-time but, I'm sure most of us are in the same boat, right?. I'm sorry I really don't have a blow by blow description of my project. I  am trying to think outside the box when it comes to wrapping certain things, so I thought making these little bags would be cute for gift cards. Of course I always give credit from where I get the ideas, and these cute bags are from Angie at Chic n' Scratch. The paper alone cracks me up, it's from Stampin' Up.

I punched a hole through the top and added curly ribbon. Hopefully, after the holidays, I will get to be more productive.

Sheila, thank you for having me and I'm sorry it wasn't  a fabulous post :)

See you soon.