Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stampin' With Syd

My 12 year old great niece, Sydnie, spent the day with me and we did  a lot of stampin'.  We also make a roast with all the trimmings for supper (crock pot easy!) and some homemade bread (bread machine helped us out there).  It was a fun day and we have a lot of cards to show you.

For our first card, Syd said she liked one we saw that was a punch art pizza slice.   It was fun creating the toppings.  
Pepperoni- 1 inch circle of Cajun Craze stamped with 'specks' of Versamark ink
Green Pepper - 7/8 inch scallop circle punch
Black Olive - standard hole punch, 3/4 inch circle punch
Bacon - Cajun Craze card stock with some 'squiggle' lines drawn using a Cajun Craze marker, then cut around the lines.
Onion - Whisper White cut with the 1 inch circle
The cheese is Very Vanilla sponged with some So Saffron ink.  It was cut using a circle framelit.
The sauce (Cherry Cobbler)  and crust  (Crumb Cake) were cut using the large scallop circle die but could also be cut with the largest Circle Framelit.
Other items - Gingham Garden DSP, Melon Mambo card stock, Whisper White stitched ribbon, Perfectly Penned stamp set and Basic Gray ink

Syd's version

When I cut the Crumb Cake card stock for the pizza crust, Syd thought it looked like an ice cream cone, so we had to try that next.  The cone is scored every half inch using the diagonal Simply Scored insert. We then sponged the raised side with some Crumb Cake ink.  My ice cream is pistachio - I used Pistachio Pudding card stock and used some sprinkles from a retired set to give it some texture using Versamark ink.  The cherry is 1/2 inch circle of Real Red with a little highlight from a white gel pen.  I used Always Artichoke to add the stem.
Other items - Island Indigo, Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White card stock.  A Word for You retired stamp set and the corner punch.

Syd made Coffee Ice Cream with chocolate chips (bottom scoop) and Caramel Swirl with chocolate chips (top scoop).  She experimentd with the swirls to try to get something that looked realistic.  I took an old piece of the waste rubber from around the stamp images and cut a couple curved lines, placed them on the back of one of the wooden blocks and it worked beautifully.  I think it could slo be used to make some zebra stripes :-)  

Another idea we saw was a pop-up cupcake card.   I used a Crushed Curry card bask with Calypso Coral card stock and Marina Mist striped DSP.  I added the new Crushed Curry Chevron striped ribbon (love it!) and a couple Crushed Curry Candy Dots (love them too!).  The sentiment from the Crazy for Cupcakes retired set was stamped on Crushed Curry and mounted on Calypso Coral.  The picture does not do the colors justice.  They look so great together!

Open the card and a cupcake pops up.  I colored mine with some water color pencils and smoothed it out with a blender pen.

The front of Syd's card.  Soft Sky card base with Primrose Petals and Midnight Muse.  She also used a couple candy dots in Soft Sky.

And her cupcake.  She colored hers with the Marvelous Markers.  I love her striped candle :-)

Now it was Syd's turn to come up with some designs.  She looked through my book of all my stamp sets and wanted to use the Cottage Window and the hot air balloon from Ain't Love Grand.  The window is stamped using Baked Brown Sugar on Soft Sky.   Then we cut out the inside of the window.  After a lot of playing with the Stamp-a-ma-jig we got the balloon stamped just where she wanted in inside the card.

She stamped a second balloon on a scrap of card stock and colored it with the watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  The balloon was punched out with the 1 1/4 inch circle and placed over the image inside the card with a dimensional.  Cute idea!

My version.  I also stamped the window on Soft Sky using Baked Brown Sugar.  Cut the window out and placed balloons from Up, Up and Away set inside the card.  I used Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie DSP to add some scallop trims along the bottom.  A piece of white baker's twine was tied around the card.  The sentiment was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar on Soft Sky and mounted on Baked Brown Sugar scalloped circle.

The inside- Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie balloons.  Great idea Syd!  I may have to try some other ideas like this one.

For a while Syd designed and played and I just gathered items for her.  Her she did a hexagon card.  Notice the hexagon in the center is different and popped up with a dimensional.  Inside she wrote, 'Hope you're back to normal soon'

 Syd told me she wanted to try a shaker card.  She used the Branch Out set for the tree and the birds.   We cut the sun out using the 1 1/4 inch scallop of Crushed Curry.  The center was punched with the 3/4 inch circle.  She used the 1 inch Shaker Frame, Window Sheet and Crushed Curry to complete the shaker.

We dyed some mica chips with Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait and More Mustard re-inkers.  Added just a little inside the shaker.

Then she did some embossing.  The yellow embossed Flower Shop flowers are paired with some Perfect Plum square lattice embossed strips on Pink Pirouette card base.  Three little words... thinking of you. 

Some more embossed Flower Shop flowers with Basic Gray ribbon on a Whisper White card base covered with more flowers.  To get the lighter flowers on the card base, she stamped off on scrap paper then stamped on the card.

Butterflies --- these were heat embossed using yellow embossing powder on Basic Black card stock.  Some Pool Party ribbon wsa added and the butterflies are stamped in Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party.

Some blue crystal heat embossed butterflies scattered across Pink Pirouette and So Saffron card stock.  The retired ribbon is Melon Mambo.

I used a scrap from Syd's yellow and black butterflies and added some DSP behind it then mounted it on Always Artichoke and So Saffron.  I added a Rich Razzleberry ribbon and some rhinestones to accent.  The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set.

Here is a close up of the butterfly.  You can just see the slight edge of the yellow embossing and the antennae. 

For the last card of the day I asked Syd to choose a card base color - Midnight Muse.  Then 3 other colors - Real Red, So Saffron and Pink Pirouette.     We worked on the inside of the card first. 

We used strips of Window Sheets of different lengths and adhered them between two pieces of card stock that had 1/2 inch scored at the end.   Then we added small stars in the different colors to the end of the strips.   This is the inside of my card.

And the front.  What fun to open the card and have stars popping up at you.   I would not have chosen these colors but it turned out nicely.

And the inside of my card.  Lots of stars.

And this is Syd's card. 

We had such a good time.  We ordered pizza delivery for lunch and I taught her how to use the bread machine (which her mom has but never uses).   Her mom and sister came to pick her up after they got off work and they stayed for supper.  A great day all around. 

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Love these!! What a fun day!!