Sunday, February 6, 2011

Button, Button- Set Sampler

Hi Stampers! 

Boy, has it been a busy month for me!  I can now finally share with you the set sampler that I have been working on using the new set Button, Button from the Occasions Mini catalog. 

I am part of Cindy Foder's downline and at our last quarterly meeting, she asked me if I would be willing to stamp the card fronts for the set samplers that are rewarded to the top demonstrators.   It is her custom to ask for a volunteer to stamp the set samplers and she needed 8 card fronts (4 sets of 2) with the first set consisting of 15 cards each,  second set of 9, third set of 7 and last set of 6 (a total of 54 card fronts).   Each set should have a few more embellishments or techniques than the last and she wanted to highlight the new stamp set from the Occasions Mini "Button, Button".

Set #1- Get Well Wishes and Just for You- 
Button #1The first card has the floral button heat embossed with Black EP onto Whisper White.  Punch out the button with the 1” Circle Punch and layer onto the flower from Daffodil Delight (punched with the Scallop Punch and embossed with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice EF).  Add the pearl to cover the buttonhole.  The sentiment is stamped using Teeny Tiny Wishes in Basic Black and punched with the Curly Label XL Punch.  The background layers are Basic Black and Whisper White embossed with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice EF.  Layer all onto Daffodil Delight to finish off the card. 
Button #2

The second card utilizes one of my favorite techniques, Emboss Resist with Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip ink. The sentiment is from the Hostess Level III Occasional Quotes set and the Pinking Heart Border Punch and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding finish were used to off the card.

Set #2 –Welcome Baby and Someone Cares-
Button #3For the Welcome Baby card, emboss the Garden Green background with the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper EF.  After stamping the Whisper White cardstock with the multiple button stamps in Garden Green, Marina Mist and Melon Mambo and sentiment from Curvy Verses in Garden Green,   punch the edge with the Pinking Heart Border Punch and run the entire piece through the Crimper Tool.  Attach the 5/8” Marina Mist Satin Ribbon to complete the card.

Button #4For the Someone Cares card, ink the inside of the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder with Concord Crush before embossing the Peach Parfait cardstock.  Combine this with the Whisper White Square Lattice EF and Concord Crush punched with the Eyelet Border Punch.  Stamp the sentiment from the Hostess Level II set Occasional Quotes in Concord Crush onto Whisper White, punch out with the Decorative XL Label Punch and layer with Concord Crush.   

Button #5Set #3–Thinking of You and Happy Birthday-
The Thinking of You card incorporates a technique called “Embedded Embossing.”  The buttons from Button, Button are randomly stamped in Real Red, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery onto Whisper White and punched out with the 1” circle punch.  Using the Fancy Flower XL Punch with Pink Pirouette cardstock for the flower and punch the  leaves from Certainly Celery using the 5-Petal Flower XL Punch (cut in half). 
Adhere the leaves, flower and flower center to the Real Red layer and run the entire piece through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice EF.   Add Dazzling Diamonds with the Two-Way Glue Pen after the dry embossing.  Use the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines EF with a piece of Pink Pirouette, mount this onto a Real Red layer.  Mount the floral focal piece onto Whisper White and stamp the sentiment from Curly Cute in Real Red.  Punch the edge with the Eyelet Border, attach the 1/4” Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon and Rhinestones to finish off the card. 

Button #6The Happy Birthday card’s focal image was created with the Emboss Resist technique on Whisper White with Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango Classic Ink.  Once the embossing layers are completed, run the entire piece through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice EF. 
Mount the focal image onto Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry.  Add the 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon to a larger piece of Whisper White and mount the focal image.  Stamp the sentiment from A Word for You in Rich Razzleberry and punch the edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Adhere the Rhinestones and mount the entire layer onto an embossed piece of Basic Black using the Big Shot with the herringbone pattern plate from the Textured Backgrounds I set. 

Button #7Set #4–Thank You and With Sympathy-

The Thank You card is Heat Embossed with Gold EP on Early Espresso cardstock.  Mount onto a layer of Crumb Cake embossed with the Square Lattice EF and attach the 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon and Antique Brad.

Button #8The With Sympathy card uses Emboss Resist on the Newsprint DSP with Clear EP and sponged with Early Espresso and Basic Black Classic Ink.  Emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock using the Finial Press EF with the Big Shot along with the background piece of Basic Black (hard to see in the photo).  Sponge the reverse side of the embossing on the Very Vanilla layer to highlight the de-bossed area and punch the edges using the Eyelet Border Punch.  Finish off with  1 1/4” Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, pearls, sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Modern Label Punch. 

It was my honor to be able to create these cards for my "sister" demonstrators!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask and I love reading all of your comments.  Have a great week stamping and I hope I have been able to motivate you to try something new this week!


Dale Morin said...

What great cards! TFS

Debbie Martin said...

I love set #4, makes me want to buy this set.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! You are one kind downline Julie. So many lovely ideas here! hugs xxaxx

Patti said...

Great job on all of them. This set has been on my maybe list for a long time. You have certainly moved it up to "I just might get this now" list.

Cindy Fodor said...

Julie, you outdid yourself! The cards are even more gorgeous in person. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

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