Timeless Talk in Black and White

timeless talk Here is a card we did for workshops last fall. Timeless Talk is one of my very favorite, and one of the most popular sets from the current catalog. I love that the style is contemporary and vintage at the same time. I decided to use the Modern Medley DSP which is perfect for the Black and White color technique, even though the paper is black and vanilla. Close enough. The technique is simple enough. Design something using only the colors Black and White. It makes stunning cards. Stamp something happy today!!
Belinda
 

Stampin' Stuff

Stamps

Timeless Talk

Ink

Black StazOn

Paper

Basic Black ~ Very Vanilla ~ Modern Medley DSP

Fun Stuff

2 1/2" Circle punch ~ Lace Paper Doilies ~ Very Vanilla Seam Binding ~ Basic Rhinestones
 

Sale-A-Bration Banner Blast

follow my heart Sale-A-Bration starts tomorrow! I used one of the free items that you can earn during this favorite Stampin' Up! promotion. The two banners with the hearts are from the Banner Blast set that has a matching punch. The gold heart vellum is from the new Spring Occasions catalog. I embossed the sentiment and then cut the heart with a framelit and layered the vellum over the sentiment. All of the images are stamped in Versamark ink and then coated with gold embossing powder and heat embossed. Very old school valentine and technique, with the red and gold, but I kind of like it! Thanks for looking!
Belinda
 

Stampin' Stuff

Stamps

Follow My Heart ~ Banner Blast

Ink

Versamark

Paper

Cherry Cobbler ~ Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Hearts framelits ~ Banner Punch ~ Gold embossing powder ~ Embossing Heat Tool ~ Gold bakers twine
 

Joyful Christmas

Joyful Christmas

I have had to emboss this set every time I have used it. It just doesn't need much else and the heat embossing is so pretty. The flowers and leaves are hand cut. That seems like a lot of work, but they really cut pretty quickly. I just popped them on a dry embossed background (retired folder) to finish the card.

I hope you get to stamp today!

Belinda

 

Stampin' Stuff

Stamps

Joyful Christmas

Ink

Versamark

Paper

Whisper White ~ Cherry Cobbler ~ Garden Green

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Apothecary Accents Framelits ~ Lacy Brocade TIEF ~ Gold embossing powder ~ Embossing Heat Tool ~ Basic Pearls

 

Another Thank You

Another Thank You We used the embossing resist technique on this simple card that we made for Stamp Camp last month. Embossing resist is an easy technique where you emboss your focal image in clear ink on your white or vanilla card stock and then stamp over it with your background images. The ink won't stick to the Clear Embossing (after it has been heated). When you wipe the ink away from your embossed image (with a soft tissue) the original card stock color shows through. On this card we stamped the large Thank you image from Another Thank You on Very Vanilla card stock and then over stamped it with the background leaves from Gently Falling. We then sponged any remaining uninked cardstock with a light rub of So Saffron to make the entire image pop. Then we just layered that piece on our Old Olive card stock base. Easy Peasy. Thanks for looking

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Another Thank You ~ Gently Falling

Ink

Cajun Craze ~ Crushed Curry ~ So Saffron ~ Old Olive

Paper

Very Vanilla ~ Old Olive ~ Versamark Ink

Fun Stuff

Clear Embossing Powder ~ Sponges ~ Heat Tool ~ Tissue
 

Faux Chalk From My Heart

From My Heart Here is another card that I made using the Faux Chalk technique. I embossed the images from the Creative Elements and From My Heart sets in white EP and then drew in some lines and highlights with a white watercolor pencil. I finished it off by sponging on some "chalk smudges" using Whisper White craft ink. I think the doily trim sets it off nicely. Thanks for stopping by today!

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

From My Heart ~ Creative Elements ~ Itty Bitty Banners

Ink

Whisper White craft

Paper

Basic Black

Fun Stuff

Tea Lace Paper Doilies ~ White embossing powder ~ Heat Tool ~ White watercolor pencil

 

Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk The new Annual Catalog is officially live and full of wonderful new things. The Chalk Talk set is one of my favorites! I am kind of hooked on this technique (Faux Chalk) so it is wonderful to have some images that make it quick and easy! The fussiest part of this card is the bow. I just sponged some "chalk" on Basic Black card stock. You could use chalk if you have it, but I prefer our Whisper White craft pad and a sponge. I stamped and cut out the image (Black StazOn on Whisper white). There are framelits for this set! Next, I sponged a doily with tea stain and added an embossed border. The vanilla flowers have been smushed  into the primrose petal pad to add some color (yes, smushed is the technical term). Love how this one turned out. I hope you get to stamp today!

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Chalk Talk

Ink

Black StazOn ~ Whisper White Craft ~ Primrose Petals

Paper

Basic Black ~ Primrose Petals ~ Whisper White

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Chalk Talk Framelits ~ Large Scallop Edgelit ~ Delicate Designs EF ~ Tea Lace Paper Doilies ~ Very Vanilla seam binding ~ Tea Stain distress ink ~ Vanilla flower trim
 

Chalkboard Art Technique

Chalk technique This is the masculine card that we made at Stamp Camp last month for Valentines Day. I really like the way it turned out, so I used it for my Darling husband's valentine. He loved the new technique. The technique is very simple. Add a chalkboard background by rubbing a little chalk or white ink on black or green card stock with a sponge. I like to emboss my main images using white ep to make them easier to work with. You can then add depth, detail and even color with colored pencils or our white chalk pen. Add additional elements by stamping in white ink with no embossing. Be sure to add those elements after the embossing or they will grab your powder. Have fun trying this technique!

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Hearts A Flutter ~ Delightful Dozen

Ink

Real Red ~ Black StazOn ~ Whisper White Craft

Paper

Real Red ~ Whisper White ~ Basic Black

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Hearts A Flutter framelits ~ Whisper White Bakers Twine ~ Whisper White EP ~ Heat Tool ~ Colored Pencils
 

Beautiful Birthday Pennant card

Beautiful Birthday This is another version of a card that I shared a few weeks ago. Clean and simple. The Happy Birthday stamp is called Beautiful Birthday. I really like these single sentiments and the smaller sets that just have two or three sayings in them. It's a really inexpensive way to build up your greeting options. This card called for a larger sentiment as a focal point and this stamp was perfect. Thanks for looking!

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Beautiful Birthday

Ink

Versamark

Paper

Crumb Cake ~ Cherry Cobbler ~ Regals DSP stack

Fun Stuff

Petite Pennants builder punch ~ White bakers twine ~ Cherry Cobbler EP