Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Color Throwdown #302

Color Throwdown #302 close-up by Tammy Hershberger

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Are you ready for another Color Throwdown challenge?  This week my BFF Barbara Anders is our hostess, and I think she’s trying to relive her recent trip to Rome and Venice with this photo for our colors this week!  :)

swatch 302

Isn’t that scene pretty!  I’d SO love to go to Venice sometime, wouldn’t you?  I hope you like these colors and will join us this week!

For my card, I pulled out my new, but not-yet-used Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs stamps…

Color Throwdown #302 by Tammy Hershberger

The really awesome thing about this stamp set is that it comes with a matching Die-Namics die!  How cool is that?  Now, I’ve never been averse to fussy-cutting images like this, but the die makes it SO nice!  You just zip it through your cutting machine, and presto!  So, my image was stamped on Copic X-press It blending card stock, and colored with Copics (my Copics were starting to gather dust, I think!)  Then I stamped a Lemon Drop card stock panel in Sweet Tooth pigment ink with the LJD Darling Dots stamp set, and stamped a Blu Raspberry card stock panel also with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and the BG Gingham background.  Another Blu Raspberry panel was cut with the Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-Namics.  I cut a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX from Lemon Drop card stock, and stamped it with a sentiment from the Sending Big Hugs stamp set.  On the Sweet Tooth card stock background I embossed with the new Diagonal Stripes stencil, cut it out using Blueprints 13, and mounted to a Rich Razzleberry card stock base.  A few enamel dots finished the front of the card.

On the inside…

Color Throwdown #302 inside by Tammy Hershberger

A few more stamped panels, and the Pure Innocence image.  This card is going to my dear friend Cindy, who just needs to be reminded that friends are near!

I’m also excited to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and enter my card!  Congrats to Stacey and her team!

Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and please join us!  And don’t forget to see my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Lawrence
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer (poor baby is sick this week!)
Wanda Cullen
Diane Jaquay, July Guest Designer
Sue Rose, Guest Star Stamper

Here are my supplies…

All supplies from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted…

Stamps:  Sending Big Hugs, BG Gingham background, LJD Darling Dots
Card stock:  Lemon Drop card stock, Blu Raspberry card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, X-press It blending card stock; Rich Razzleberry card stock (Stampin’ Up!)
Inks:  Steel Grey hybrid ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink
Dies/Stencils:  Sending Big Hugs Die-Namics, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13, Diagonal Stripes stencil
Accessories:  enamel dots (Doodlebug)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate it!  Remember, if you see anything you just HAVE to have, click on the highlighted links to be taken directly to the products!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Catered Crop Recipe Swap - Vellum

Catered Crop vellum close-up

Hello friends!  Linda has a new Catered Crop Recipe Swap challenge for us that I think you're going to love!  Here's the challenge description, straight from Linda...

Have you noticed how popular vellum has been this summer? Vellum just adds a soft, sweet and gentle light to your projects. I can’t wait to see what you make.

For this challenge, just add vellum to your project.

  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, August 2.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
  • Check back with us on August 3 to see if you’ve won an opportunity to be a guest designer.

Our fabulous designers will be back on Sunday, July 27, with their creations. And, I’m freaky excited to announce our newest Catered Crop designer, Stacey Schafer from Stacey’s Stamping Stage. If you don’t already know and love her, you sure will in the weeks to come.

As always, I’ve curated a ton of projects and tutorials here at a Pinterest board, Vellum, where you can find the links to all these projects and more.


Sometimes I struggle with vellum.  I think the struggle comes when I'm forced to use it!  LOL  Because other times I'll be working on a design and think "oooh, vellum would be PERFECT here!"  But this time, my design idea came together, and I just love how it turned out.  I hope you do, too!

Here's my card...

Catered Crop vellum

I started out with a piece of Primitive White card stock from My Favorite Things and stamped it with the BG Sheet Music background in Steel Blue hybrid ink.  Then I took the Die-Namics Rose with Overlay and cut out the rose from the bottom right corner of the card front.  I added a piece of vellum against the back of the card front, using some invisible vellum adhesive.  With another piece of Primitive White card stock placed on an adhesive sheet from MFT, I  die-cut the rose again.  This put a perfect layer of adhesive on the back of the rose, and after removing the negative pieces, I was able to remove the backing and place the die-cut rose in the space cut from the card front.  I added a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX flag cut from Steel Blue card stock and stamped with a sentiment from CS About Sympathy in Steel Gray hybrid ink, and a yellow seam binding bow.

When the card is closed completely, it looks like this with the Banana Split card stock inside showing through the vellum...

Catered Crop vellum closed

Then on the inside...

Catered Crop vellum inside

I stamped another CS About Sympathy sentiment in Steel Gray hybrid ink on the Banana Split card stock.

Be sure to stop over at the Catered Crop blog for all the Recipe Swap challenge details, and join us!

Here are my supplies…

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted…

Stamps:  CS About Sympathy, BG Sheet Music background
Dies:  Die-Namics Rose with Overlay, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX
Inks:  Steel Gray hybrid ink
Card stock:  Primitive White card stock, Banana Split card stock, Steel Blue card stock, translucent vellum
Accessories:  adhesive sheets; seam binding (from my stash)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate it!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Everything’s Better with Cake - MFTWSC185

 My Favorite Things sketch #185 close-up by Tammy Hershberger

I got my new Bring on the Cake Die-Namics and LLD Delicious Birthday stamp set out for the new sketch #185 this week from My Favorite Things.


I totally love this sketch, don’t you?  The circle element gives you so many options, plus you could turn this sideways, too!  Here’s what I did…

 My Favorite Things sketch #185 by Tammy Hershberger

These colors make me think bakery!  LOL  So on the Spearmint card stock back panel, I used the new Diagonal Stripes stencil with some white embossing paste…you could run your finger across the paste and imagine it’s frosting!  The cake was cut from Sweet Tooth card stock, stamped with the BG Pinstripe background in Pink Lemonade hybrid ink, and then embellished with a scalloped strip of Razzle Berry card stock.  I added a little sparkle to the frosting strip with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  The cake stand was cut from Grout Gray card stock, and the circle behind everything was cut from Pink Lemonade card stock on which I stamped the new BG Happy Birthday background in Cotton Candy hybrid ink.    To cover the cake, I used an adhesive sheet applied to a piece of clear acetate, then cut out the cake cover from the Bring on the Cake Die-Namics.  (Got that idea from my BFF Barbara Anders!)  I finished the design by cutting a Horizontal Stitched Strip from Razzle Berry card stock and stamping it with the BG Linen background in Razzle Berry hybrid ink, and Rectangle Frame from Steel Gray card stock, and added some enamel dots.  

On the inside…
My Favorite Things sketch #185 inside by Tammy Hershberger

I sponged the bottom of the card with some Cotton Candy hybrid ink and the Diagonal Stripes stencil, then added sentiments from the LLD Delicious Birthday stamp set in Razzle Berry hybrid ink and Steel Gray hybrid ink.

Here are my supplies…

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted…

Stamps:  LLD Delicious Birthday, BG Pinstripe background, BG Happy Birthday background
Dies and Stencils:  Bring on the Cake Die-Namics, Rectangle Frames Die-Namics, Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-Namics, Diagonal Stripes stencil
Inks:  Cotton Candy hybrid ink, Steel Gray hybrid ink, Pink Lemonade hybrid ink
Card stocks:  Spearmint card stock, Pink Lemonade card stock, Steel Grey card stock, Razzle Berry card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Grout Gray card stock
Accessories:  adhesive sheets; clear acetate (Hero Arts), enamel dots (Doodlebug), white embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi)

Now I just need a special birthday, and this card can go in the mail!  :)  Thanks for stopping by today!