Monday, January 27, 2014

Studio Calico Sugar Rush Reveal!

It's the 27th and that means reveal day at Studio Calico!!!   You probably already know this, but the release is available for subscribers right now and will be available to everyone at midnight tonight.  Today, I'm sharing cards from the main card kit Sugar Rush and the Taffy add-on!  
    
Let's start with my main kit cards:)  This set has THE cutest set of stamps!  I know I'm partial to stamps, but seriously, they are adorable!  Especially this little gal stamp...


I stamped the image and colored just her sweater with Copics.  Then I stamped part of the sentiment in black and gold embossed just the word "sparkle".  True confession time, I cut the stamp to achieve this look.  While you can certainly mask off part of the sentiment to get the same look, don't be afraid to separate the stamp!  For a little bit more shine, I die cut a heart and backed it with some of the wide gold ribbon from the kit.  I wanted it puffy, so I put a bit of batting behind it.  So cute!  


For my second card, I used the solid kite stamp to make a background design.  I topped the sentiment with one of the die cut crowns from the kit.  To get the matching "embellies", I used two sizes of hole punches on the leftover glitter paper from the die cut.  That's why you.never.throw.away.scraps;)  


The next two cards are made with just the Taffy add-on.  I used the fabulous stamp from the set (digital version) on vellum and it just looks awesome!  On the backside of the vellum, I blended ink to create the rays of sunshine.  (I used a scrap piece of paper as a straight edge mask)  The "sun" behind the sentiment is actually one of the balloon stamps!  The vellum panel is sewn onto the card front.  For those of you who are new to sewing paper, here's a tip.  Take a piece of regular tissue paper and put it under your project.  The feed dogs (those grippy things on the bottom part of the sewing machine) will be able to hold your paper in place more securely.  


One more card to go and I really love this one!  I used the Studio Calico gold punchinella vellum and it is gorgeous!!!  I hand cut a random design and laid it over a piece of beautiful patterned paper from the kit (attached with my Tiny Attacher).  Love all the gold and yellow tones!  I added the sequins last and not only are they decorative, but they hold my vellum down:)  The fabulous sentiment is from the exclusive Mama Elephant designed stamp set!  (Yes, Mama Elephant!)


Here's a little closer view of the gold punchinella vellum.  Yummy!


I hope you've had fun getting to know the new Studio Calico card kits!   Even if you're not subscribing, visit the Studio Calico site and check out the gallery and blog for lots of inspiration!!    Thank you!!!

Mahalo and aloha,
jj

18 comments:

  1. I knew I would love your SC projects! I do! ;)

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  2. you are a genius! I love the puffy gold heart and everything else you made!

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  3. This post does my gold loving heart much good! Wonderful cards JJ!

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  4. Wow amazing awesome cards!! Love them all!!

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  5. These are amazing! That first card... wholy WOW! LOVE IT!

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  6. WOW! These are amazing!!! Love them all!

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  7. These are all so lovely. I especially love your ideas with the puffy heart and the stamping on vellum. Each one is brilliant!

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  8. That sentiment on the first card - how I love it!! These are all fabulous - you rock gold like nobody else does, JJ!

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  9. What a bunch of wonderful cards, JJ! I just can't pick a fave, love all of them :)
    Ps: I'm a stamp cutter too, lol!

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  10. Seriously, where to start ... you totally rocked this kit, JJ!! LOVE the puffy, gold-ribbon-backed, batting-filled heart. That girl is adorable, and thank you for reaffirming that it's OK to cut your stamps. I had no idea about running tissue paper through the sewing machine (thank you!) And your crazy, crazy, crazy card is so bold, graphic, trendy, current, and FUN! If anyone thinks card-making is for old ladies, this is the first card I would show them : )

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  11. Such beautiful cards. I really love the hexagon on vellum - just stunning...

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  12. JJ, I love your use of the hexagonal design in gold over velum.

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  13. Oh wow... amazing creations - love them all. Love the vellum with the sentiment on top! Stunning.

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  14. These are absolute genius in card form!! Wow JJ, wow!!

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