Stamp Sets: Summer By The Sea, Short & Sweet
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Dog Days of Summer- Virtual Stamp Night #1 :-)
It is time again for a Virtual Stamping Event at Splitcoaststampers – Dog Days of Summer, Friday and Saturday June 7th and 8th .
I have never been able to participate before and decided that I would give it a try!! One rule that I was concerned about at first is the 45 minute time limit per card, but I found that that time limit was perfect and I loved it!! Gave me a boundary that allowed me to make all of these cards in one evening- more than I have ever created in one night before!!
If you can find the time, here are the details- we would love to have you join in to play (creations can be posted thru Monday the 10th).
Here is my card for the first challenge- JUN13VSNLee- A Case of LuvLee’s card and I decided to case this card of hers . Lee has a fantastic gallery and since we only have a 45 minute time frame to make each card, I was able to utilize an image I already had from My Digital Studio.
Use Stampin’ Write markers, Shimmer Paint and Smooch™ Moonlight Pearlized Ink to color the butterfly image.
Add the embossed layers, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Pearls and sentiment to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Thoughts and Prayers (sentiment), Swallowtail MDS
Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Basic Gray Classic Ink, Stampin’ Write Markers- So Saffron, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron and Pacific Point Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy BrocadeTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 1” Square Punch (for banner points), Frost White Shimmer Paint, Smooth™ Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink, Pearls, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon
The next challenge is JUNVSN13A Summer Song based on a song by Nat King Cole- Those Lazy Crazy Days of Summer (video link) and I chose to use a retired stamp sets, Seaside Sketches, Stippled Shells and the sentiment from the retired Hostess set, Summer Afternoon.
Add a bit of embossing, marker spritzing and a piece of Designer Paper to finish off the card!
Stamp Sets: Seaside Sketches, Stippled Shells, Summer Afternoon
Ink: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Stampin’ Write Markers- Baja Breeze, Brocade Blue, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Background Paper- retired Gingham
Accessories: Big Shot™, Fancy FanTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Pearls, Distressing Tool
The next challenge is JUNVSN13B Summer Toys- a card featuring something that you enjoyed doing during the summer and for me it was sketching – everywhere we went, I would take my sketch pad :-)
Stamp Sets: Sketches
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Stampin’ Write Markers- Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, retired Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot™, Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Artisan Punch, 3/8” Quilted Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponge Daubers
The next challenge is JUN13VSNC Summer Splash and the challenge is to add splashes of ink, paint or shimmer paint to your card.
I decided to use a masking/ spritzing technique with the Color Spritzer Tool, markers and added Shimmer Paint mixed with 70% rubbing alcohol to move the color around and of course, add shimmer :-)
Stamp Sets: Stipple Shells, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Markers- Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Frost White and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint Spray, Pink Organdy Ribbon (retired), Pearls, 1 “ Square Punch (banner points)
The next card is for the JUN13VSN Red, White and Blue challenge and again, so thrilled to be able to pull out a neglected retired set, Americana Collection! A bit of markers and embossing- so much fun!
Stamp Sets: Americana Collection
Ink: Basic Gray, Stampin’ Write Markers- Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware
The next challenge is a sketch challenge- jJUN13VSNE Sketchy Summer and I just love using sketches as a starting point! Again, quick, easy and fun!
Stamp Sets: Summer By The Sea, Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Gray, Stampin’ Write Markers- Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Retired DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 1 ¼” Striped Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button
The final challenge on Friday night was JUN13VSNF How Does Your Garden Grow? - use a lattice and flowers on your card- perfect for a summer card!
The rolled flowers are quick and easy to use- here is a tutorial.
The Bigz™ Lattice Die, a bit of embossing and another quick easy card!! Love the new In-Colors and used two of the 2013-2015 colors on this card as well!
Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Kind and Caring Thoughts (retired Hostess)
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Elegant Eggplant, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Bigz™ Lattice Die, Punches- 1” Square, 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Pearls
Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you can play along with the VSN Dog Days of Summer Challenge! :-)