Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I think this is such a simple question but one that provokes a lot of thought. For me there are different answers depending on what I am thinking about. I mean my all time favorite color is green. But I never wear it because I don't like how I look in green. My favorite color to wear is blue. And when I am stamping or decorating I like to use earthy, fall type colors.
I find that colors speaks to different people in different ways. Below is a list of colors and what they "mean". What do your colors say about you?
warmth, love, anger, danger, boldness, excitement, speed, strength, determination, desire, courage
cheerfulness, low cost, affordability, enthusiasm, stimulation, creativity
attention-grabbing, comfort, liveliness, cowardliness, hunger, optimism, overwhelm, Summer, comfort, liveliness, intellect, happiness, energy
durability, reliability, environmental, luxurious, optimism, well-being, nature, calm, relaxation, Spring, safety, honesty, optimism, harmony, freshness
peace, professionalism, loyalty, reliability, honor, melancholia, boredom, coldness, Winter, depth, stability, professionalism, honor, trust
power, royalty, nobility, elegance, sophistication, artificial, luxury, mystery, royalty, elegance, magic
conservatism, traditionalism, intelligence, serious, dull, uninteresting
relaxing, confident, casual, reassuring, nature, earthy, solid, reliable, genuine, Autumn, endurance
Elegance, sophistication, formality, power, strength, illegality, depression, morbidity, night
Cleanliness, purity, newness, virginity, peace, innocence, simplicity, sterility, snow
I had to look up pink seperately
Pink:calm feelings, to neutralize disorder, relaxation, acceptance, contentment, color of beauty
You can't really tell from the picture but I used the iridescent ice embossing powder on the main image as well as the sentiment at the bottom. How'd I do it you ask? Well, it's really pretty easy. First you ink up your image with versamark and then ink with the baja breeze. Stamp and cover with the iridescent ice and heat. Voila! Sparkle added in detail. I did something a bit different with the sentiment . However, you could do the same technique as above only using Chocolate Chip ink. (HERE IS AN IMPORTANT TIP: If you are making several of the same card, make sure to wash your stamp before you ink up with the versamark again or you will have a nice image on your versamark pad.)
Ok, moving on from that side note. THis is how I did the bottom. I used Chocolate Chip CRAFT ink and stamped onto the designer paper. Then I applied the embossing powder and heat set with my heating gun.
You can see from the image at the top the sparkly detail. This is enclosed in a chipboard frame. I covered this several times with the Chocolate Chip CRAFT ink.
Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Pocket Silouhettes, Heard From the Heart
Ink: Baja Breeze, Craft Choc Chip, Versamark
Paper: Urban Garden DP, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: iridescent ice embossing powder, On Board Essentials, Choc Chip Taffeta ribbon, Vintage Brads, embossing buddy.( This is a must to reduce stray flecks of you embossing powder)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Here is a close up of the chipboard B that I painted with white acrylic paint, let dry and then versamarked and applied iridescent ice embossing powder.
So here is the recipe:
Stamps: Pretty Petals, Just B
Ink: Versamark, Rose Red
Paper: Cert Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Glitter, Chipboard, Scalloped Edge Punch, Rose Grosgrain, Heat and Stick powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing powder
Here's how you do the glitter. Ink your stamp with versamark and stamp image on paper. Apply Heat and Stick powder and heat until just glossy with heating tool. Immediately apply glitter all over the heat and stick. Tap off excess and then run the heat over the image again to "set" the glitter. If you do not have Iridescent Ice embossing powder you should really get it. It adds an amazing touch to an image.
Ok, I will post my other card tomorrow as it has taken me all day to get this post completed. We are trying to get ready for camping and I spent most my day doing that on top of work and getting the yard cleaned up from IKE. I'm pooped. See you all tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I will provide more details to this card after my class is complete. I will tell you that this is one of the stamps set that is on sale through SU for an additional 15% off called POCKET SILHOUETTES. You can check out the details and images here. Just click on the promotion for Never Before Seen Stamp Sets and it will showcase all the images. Also, if you are interested in learning more about my class please check out my demonstrator website at http://www.nikkischmaltz.stampinup.net/
ABOUT THIS BLOG
Some things you will find each week on this blog are a TIP which may or may not relate to something creative, a QUOTE of the week and hopefully lots of IDEAS and INSPIRATION. I hope to post QUESTIONS so we can get some interaction goin' on! If you know me you know I LOVE to talk. It's a family thing. The great part about this blog is I can chatter away and no one interrupts, well hopefully, and I have no idea if you all have stopped "listening" or not. I also hope to provide you with some LAUGHS which may come at the expense of myself and family but what they don't know won't hurt them. It may cost them years of therapy later in life but hey, I live in the moment. So let's laugh it up shall we?
Now before I go I will post one more card as I am not sure when my next post will be due to our upcoming trip.
This card uses the stamp set called PARTY HEARTY as well as some of the new IN COLORS...Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point. I also used Regal Rose and Rose Red. I ran it through my CUTTLEBUG for some texture and added the decorative edging on the circle with my picking shears. Topped it off with the new Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla Satin Ribgon and VOILA. A Birthday card with pizazz. Ok, I'm off to finish packing. Hope you all have a blessed week!