Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time for a Housewarming Party!

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Welcome one and all!  It's time to party in celebration of Catherine Pooler's redesigned and beautiful "new" blog catherinepooler.com.  All the dust has settled and Catherine's always fabulous blog is now even more gorgeous and more of a pleasure to visit for inspiration!  You are going to love it so much.  And this party is for everyone as it is also linky party that you can participate in for the upcoming week using the theme HOME!  All the details can be found at catherinepooler.com!

Julie and I (Shay) are one of the sponsors for Catherine's party and we are thrilled to be able to participate.  When Catherine mentioned the theme of home I was just so excited!  We have our brand new "Texas" sized This Awesome House which is perfect for this theme.

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I went with something very neutral and subtle with touches of my-can't-craft-without gold with hints of autumn (being in Texas autumn is always a joy to welcome after the long stretch of blistering heat).  I actually rarely use anything but bright white with some punch of color so this was a departure for me.  It's good to try something outside our comfort zone, right (even as I wonder if I should have done something with more color lol)?

For an ethereal look I stamped the house on vellum in cup o'joe Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...this will not dry immediately (just a warning).  I used some Copics (E01 Pink Flamingo + E43 Dull Ivory) to color in the image and the ink smeared into markers which I liked as it gave the lines a softness I was going for.  Carefully I used my heat tool to help dry the ink and marker (remember that alcohol is flammable!).  I then flipped the image over so the inked and colored in side was face down.  I sewed the vellum house panel onto a panel of natural colored cardstock.  Over the thread I used a Zig Wink of Stella pen in gold (0.8 mm). On a manila tag I stamped the sentiment also from This Awesome House (and perfect for this theme!) in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. I cut it out into a banner shape and added a stitched border in gold using the same Wink of Stella gold pen.  I adhered it to the vellum panel.  For more defined lines a great way of doing that would be to stamp the house in brown ink under the vellum and match up the vellum house with the house underneath for dimension and more depth.

On a natural card I stamped the leaves on the left-side from A Tree for All Seasons in Versamark and then heat embossed it in gold.  Don't you love these leaves?  They are modern and elegant.  I colored in the maple leaves with a Copic (E01 Pink Flamingo) which reacted a bit with the embossing powder when the Copic touched the embossed bits.  With dimensional foam adhesive I added the vellum panel over the card.

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What do you think?  Do you like how the house with the vellum + ink + Copics turned out?  Going to try it too?  We would love to see if you do!

Ready for more partying!  There is much more inspiration and what is a party without presents?  Catherine is giving away a whole year membership to StampNation!  And then there is a $1 3-Day Trial Membership too to StampNation (where there are hundreds of videos + a dream team of designers + a warm and friendly community of crafters from all around the world)!  Make sure to go to her blog for all the details and to see it for yourself!

If that were not enough make sure to check us out on Facebook today where we will have a post where you will have a chance to win a month's membership to StampNation!

Wishing you much fun as you rock the house! :-)

Shay.


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39 comments:

  1. The earth tones on this card are soothing,Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  2. I like how this turned out on the vellum. It gave it a totally different look .

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  3. I do not use FB. I like your card with the house on vellum. Looks nice.

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  4. this is so nice!! love the stamping on the vellum...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  5. Love the Texas size house and your use of vellum. the stitching is the perfect touch. I am not on Facebook buy my fave spot is on the front porch swing.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  6. What beautifully muted colours...just yummy...! Just adore these stamp sets...who can't use more sentiments, let alone a multipurpose tree/leaf stamp and a beautiful stamp for those "mi casa es su casa" moments in life... :)

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  7. Awesome card! I LOVE This Awesome House stamp set, and I just got A Tree For All Seasons in the mail! Love the pretty, soft colors you used and the look with the vellum paper!

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  8. Oh Shay, what a GREAT take on the this awesome house!!! I love the neutral tones and realistic look of it! Yet another superb way to use this great new stamp!!! LOVE!! TFS :)

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  9. Stamping and colouring on vellum gives such a neat look....this large house stamp makes such a dramatic statement!

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  10. Fabulous card! I love the idea of going over the stitching with the Wink of Stella markers!

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  11. Very pretty and
    great colors on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. It's almost like the party were designed for your new release. :) Thank you for sponsoring Catherine Pooler's housewarming party and for being an amazing sponsor for StampNation!
    P.S. Yes, I like the vellum look to your natural card.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful Shay! I just love the soft tone on tones you used! Fabulous home inspired card! Thank you Winnie & Walter for your amazing sponsorship of our House Warming Party for CatherinePooler.com!

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  14. what a pretty card.. love that cool house and the leaf background.

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  15. Beautiful card. Loved the soft look!

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  16. I love this! The soft tones of the house is a stunning effect.

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  17. LOVE this big old house stamp, beautiful soft look and those gold leaves are soooo elegant and modern!

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  18. The house is dreamy Shay! Your card must be gorgeous 'in the flesh' with the shimmer of the golden leaves!

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  19. Hi Shay. Looks fab in neutrals on the vellum - very soft and dreamy!

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  20. Wow Wow Wow I love your creative process on this card and like you I like color but it is good to step out of the box from time to time :)

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  21. I love the soft washie house and those leaves look great.

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  22. WOW... fabulous house card! I love the vellum idea... Just WOW! :D

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  23. Gorgeous card! Love the use of vellum!

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  24. I love the soft look of the house with the vellum. Beautiful card!

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  25. I just love this house stamp, looks gorgeous with those soft, warm colours. Stunning!

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  26. Such a sweet and soft card! Love the distressed and vintage look. TFS Hugs, Kristina

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  27. Thank you SO MUCH for sponsoring the Housewarming Party! It's an absolute thrill and honor to be working with you all! Great card and such a fun set!

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  28. AWESOME card Shay - LOVE your house on the vellum - WOW!!!

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  29. I really like this card. I recently purchased my first gold ink pad and have been busy trying different ways to use it. I particularly like the earth tones you have used here. Thanks for posting this card.

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  30. I love the earthy look of the card. TFS!

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  31. Love, love, love it. So vintage looking. I appreciate all the hard work in creating your card. Beautiful.

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  32. I love the feel the sepia tone gives to your card and that house is awesome.

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  33. I like how rustic the house looks. Nice job.

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