Friday, September 27, 2013


Thank You Pear

It’s Friday Mashup time again! This week it’s all about colors and some fruit! I pulled out a retired stamp set for this one. Take a look!

  • Stamps: Faith in Nature, Woodgrain, Express Yourself
  • Card Stock: Pool Party Core’dinations, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark, Jet Black Stazon
  • Markers: So Saffron, More Mustard, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive
  • Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Deco Labels Framelits, Ovals Framelits, Argyle Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Curly Label Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sanding Block

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Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with using the colors "Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron & Early Espresso."
  2. Create a project using a "Fruit Image."
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project using the above "Color Combo & a Fruit Image. "

For this fun card start off with a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock cut 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4”. Stamp the Woodgrain background image onto the card stock in Early Espresso ink. Next cut a piece of Pool Party Core’dinations card stock 2-1/2” x 5-1/2” and run it through the Big Shot in the Argyle embossing folder. Use the Sanding Block to reveal the lighter core of the card stock and bring out the texture pattern. Adhere this onto a 2-5/8” x 5-1/2” piece of Early Espresso card stock.

Cut a piece of Burlap ribbon about 4” long and use Glue Dots to adhere each end of the ribbon onto the backside of the panel. Cut a piece of Early Espresso Baker’s Twine about 24” long, wrap it around the panel several times and tie the ends into a bow. Stamp the greeting from Express Yourself onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink. Punch out the greeting with the Curly Label punch making sure the greeting is right at the bottom of the punch. Adhere this underneath the Burlap ribbon so just part of the label shows. Adhere this main panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next stamp the pear image from Faith in Nature onto a scrap of So Saffron card stock in Jet Black Stazon ink. Use your markers to color in the image. Cut out the pear in the Big Shot with the 3rd from smallest Oval framelit. Next use the second from smallest Deco Labels Framelit on a scrap of Early Espresso card stock. Use a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge a little bit of Versamark ink around the edges of the card stock. Pour Gold embossing powder over the wet ink and tap off the excess powder. I was intentionally going for a messy look here. Now heat the embossing powder with a Heat Tool until it’s all shiny and wonderful. Adhere the oval onto the gold edged label with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Then adhere the label onto the card front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I totally went dimensional crazy on this card so I won’t be sending this one through the mail, but it is so pretty and was so much fun to make! I just love that messy heat embossing around the Early Espresso label!

Head on over to the Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the design team has created and to play along with the challenge!