Sunset Sailing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another inspiration from a local paint pub! When I saw this painting, I just knew I wanted to CASE it! Starting was a bit challenging, my first attempt on watercolor paper and watercolor pencils was a little scary and my second attempt on cardstock with a little stamping and using Blender Pens to color the sky and water was a little closer and not quite as scary (lol). So, for my third and final try, I used Sponge Daubers for the coloring and turned out pretty darn close!!

First, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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I used the mountain stamp from the Waterfront stamp set and stamped them in Blueberry Bushel in, about in the middle of the paper. Then I used a Sponge Dauber with black ink (you can use whatever you have, but Memento and StazOn are the only two black ink pads we currently sell, so Memento would be best) to create the bank along the bottom:

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I used Sponge Daubers with Balmy Blue ink around the mountains and then with Petal Pink ink for the sky and the water:

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Then I added Poppy Parade ink and Melon Mambo ink with Sponge Daubers for the sky and water:

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I used the small sea grass stamp from the High Tide stamp set along the water bank and then used the triple tree stamp from the Waterfront stamp set, using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color one of the tree’s, stamping it twice to create a tall tree, and then using the fine tip to color the rest of the tree trunk:

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For in front of the mountains, I used the small little line stamp from High Tide and stamped in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. The sun is from the Waterfront stamp set in Craft Whisper White ink. The reflection is the wave stamp from High Tide, which I used just the middle of the stamp in Craft Whisper White ink. I used a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock to cut out the sailboat from Lakeside Framelits Dies :

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The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Wood Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The base layer and the card front are adhered together and then adhered to the base layer:

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The inside sentiment is from Colorful Seasons stamp set in Balmy Blue ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Since I had a piece of ¾” x 4” DSP, I adhered that along the bottom:

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So, what do you think?? I love how this third version came out and getting creative with stamps to create my version of this painting! So, if you are every feeling bummed that what you are trying to create doesn’t quite look right, then try, try again! Here is the painting, courtesy of Pinot’s Palette:

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A sunflower for you

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was inspired by combining a couple of classes offered at local paint bars, wood sign and mason jar painting! I set out to try and create a sunflower using framelit dies and the leaves from Nature’s Root Framelits Dies worked perfectly! Add some embossing, some sponging, Wink of Stella, and TA-DA!!

To create the sunflower center, use the 2” Circle Punch on a scrap piece of Early Espresso cardstock and then emboss using the Softly Falling TIEF:

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To create the sunflower leaves, first cut out the leaves using the leaf framelits from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, the small leaf on Daffodil Delight cardstock and the large leaf on Crushed Curry cardstock. Next, use the coordinating embossing die with the Big Shot Embossing Mats, use some washi tape to keep the paper and die in place. I originally cut and embossed 9 pieces of each color, but only used 8:

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I adhered the small leaf on top of the large leaf with glue dots and curled the tip of the leaf:

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To create the sunflower, I first adhered two of the leaves together at the ends with glue dots and then repeated again going across. The remaining leaves are adhered on top, in between the bottom leaves, with glue dots. Then use Mini Dimensionals on the leaves and place the Early Espresso piece on top:

To create the wood panel, first cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF that is first inked with the Gray Granite stamp pad:

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I added some Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso ink with Stampin’ Sponges:

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The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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To create the sunflower stem, I used some Mossy Meadow cardstock and the branch framelit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies:

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Adhere the embossed base layer to the card base and then adhere the sunflower on top, I used liquid glue. I then used the Wink of Stella pen to give the sunflower middle some sparkle:

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To finish the card front, I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon and adhered with glue dots. The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the smallest scalloped square from the Layering Square Framelits, and adhered with a dimensional:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, and heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder. I created the sunflower in the corner by using the larger leaf stamp from Rooted in Nature in Crushed Curry ink, colored in the leaves with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends pen, and used a Sponge Dauber with Early Espresso ink for the middle:

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What do you think?? I love how this turned out and I will be sending this to my mother, who loves sunflowers, and has been under the weather lately! Below is my finished card, I still have some Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes (from the 2018 Occasions Catalog) and used those to create a dewy look. You can also create this using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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What inspires you?

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was inspired by a local paint bar!  I follow a few places here in Hampton Roads on Facebook and have gone to a few paint nights myself, lots of fun and no experience necessary, so when I saw one particular post, I thought of Magical Mermaid! Below is the picture that inspired me and then how I created my own version:

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I first started with a piece of Watercolor Paper, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

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To start creating the water, I used the large brush tip Aqua Painter and Night of Navy ink:

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Next, I added Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, and Fresh Fig inks with the Aqua Painter:

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Then went back over with some brush strokes of Night of Navy ink:

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For some added effect, I used some Whisper White Craft ink with the Aqua Painter and then one of the stamps from Artisan Textures:

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The small silhouette mermaid from Magical Mermaid is stamped in Memento ink:

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The card base is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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On a scrap piece of Watercolor Paper, I used the Aqua Painter and colored two spots with Crumb Cake ink and one spot with Fresh Fig ink. Then I used the coral and sand dollar framelits from the Under the Sea Framelits Dies to cut out the Watercolor Paper:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and adhered to the card base:

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Adhere a piece of the 5/8” Burlap Ribbon to the back of the Watercolor Paper with the ends sticking out and then fray the ends with your fingernails, then adhere to the base layer with dimensionals:

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I added some Wink of Stella to the sand dollars, coral, and mermaid, then adhered the starfish (which is from the sand dollar framelit) in each corner with glue dots:

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For the inside, the sentiment is from the Magical Mermaid stamp set in Fresh Fig ink, the bubbles are from the Artisan Textures stamp set in Balmy Blue ink. From the same DSP used on the front, I used a ¾” x 4” piece to adhere on the side, and then adhere the sand dollars and coral:

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So, what do you think?? I really like how my version turned out and this was a fun way to get creative from some not so typical inspiration!! For my next card, I’m going to try and create a flower with some framelits that you would never think to use, so stay tuned!!

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Christmas in July Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Christmas in July Blog Hop!! Even though Christmas is a few months away, it’s never too early to get some great inspiration and ideas from all the talented ladies in this blog hop! For the card I created today, I wanted to go outside the typical Cherry Cobbler/Garden Green and Real Red/Old Olive color combinations and used Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover! I also used the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, which were carried over from the 2017 Holiday Catalog to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This was one of my favorite Christmas sets from the Holiday Catalog, so I was excited to see it carried over!!

The card base is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used the edge die from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies along the bottom of the card front:

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The base layer is from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP in Poppy Parade and white stripes, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, use the same edge die from the card front, and used the largest oval die from the Layering Ovals Dies:

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The last layer is another piece of DSP in Poppy Parade and white dots, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

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The front sentiment is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamped in Poppy Parade on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This is then adhered to the Call Me Clover oval:

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The snowflakes from the dies are cut out with Sparkle Glimmer Paper and a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock cut at ½” x 5 ½”, which is adhered to the inside of the card:

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The DSP is adhered to the Call Me Clover cardstock, tie a bow around this with a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White, and then adhere the sentiment with dimensionals:

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The DSP base layer is adhered to the card base, and then use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece:

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I used three of the sparkle snowflakes around the sentiment that are adhered with glue dots:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Call Me Clover ink. I used the three remaining sparkle snowflakes around the sentiment with glue dots and then stamped the three-snowflake stamp along the bottom in Poppy Parade ink:

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Don’t you love the Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover color combo for Christmas?? With the color revamp this year, what new colors would you create to use for the holidays? How about Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce? Lovely Lipstick and Granny Apple Green? Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow?

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This month’s contest:

Last month’s winner:

Congratulations Julie Schoonover!!

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

BLOG HOPPERS

1. Tami White
2. Pam Nichols
3. Tina Wardell
4. Linda Cullen
5. Liz Holloway
6. Rachel Nichols
7. Christina Miller
8. Carol Tennant
9. Lori Mueller
10. Gianna Melone-Sardella
11. Kathi Desmarais
12. Marie A Moreken
13. Rachael Rife

 


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For You

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper and Make a Difference stamp set! When I set out to create this card, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to practice with the Make a Difference stamp set. This is a wonderful set to create and personalize your card if you don’t quite have what you are looking for!

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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Next, I cut a piece of this DSP from the Animal Expedition DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” and then 2 ¼” from the 4” side. I used the other side of the DSP for the smaller piece and then trimmed it down to 4 ½”, so you will have a piece 1 ¾” x 4 ½”:

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Cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist to 1” x 4 ¼” and then emboss with the Climbing Vine Dynamic TIEF:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, use the letters to stamp the sentiment in Berry Burst ink, and then cut out with the 2nd largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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Layer the DSP on the card base and then adhere the embossed cardstock across:

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After I adhered the sentiment with dimensionals, I felt like the card still needed a little something, so I used the leaf die from the Animal Friends Thinlits to cut out one in Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst cardstocks. To me, this really helps tie in the colors with the DSP:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamping the letters in Berry Burst ink, using the balloon stamps from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist and Shaded Spruce ink, and then adhering a piece of the DSP that is ¾” x 4”:

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What I really like about this card, is the way to use Designer Series Paper that has coordinating stamps and dies, but not use them to create something different! This is only the second time that I have used the Make a Difference stamp set, but personally I find it easier to stamp each individual letter and just haven’t been able to master them with the Stamparatus. The best tip I can give is make sure you have some extra A, B, and G blocks on hand and you can use one letter on each side.

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Sending smiles

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper! Not only is this a fun and easy card to make, but a great way to create a background using the giraffe print embossing die! Another way to use this die is with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and create a textured background instead of cutting like I used for this card. If you have not checked out these embossing mats, it’s a total game changer for the way you can use some of the Big Shot Dies, and a great addition to your crafting!!

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used the giraffe embossing die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies to cut the paper around the edges to create the background:

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The next layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”:

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The final layer is from the Animal Expedition DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ¼:

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To create the sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set, first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 1” x 3” and then a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 1 ¼” x 3 ¼”. I used Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the sentiment, used the Banner Triple Punch on the ends, and then adhered together:

Adhere the four layers of the card front together, I first adhered the Pool Party base layer to the Crumb Cake card base, adhered the DSP to the Crumb Cake layer, and then adhered to the card base:

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To complete the card front, I placed some Snail on the back of the sentiment to secure some Silver Metallic Thread, adhered to the card with dimensionals, and then placed some Silver Metallic Pearls randomly:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, using the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Crumb Cake ink and the accent stamp from the Animal Outing Stamp Set in Pool Party ink, and then cutting a piece of the DSP to ½” x 4” and adhered along the bottom:

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I really like how the Pool Party layer turned out using the giraffe embossing die, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out when I first started creating it! Another alternative idea, is that you could change the sentiment to “welcome” and “little one” from the Animal Outing stamp set.

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From all of us

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, and the Animal Expedition Designer Series! If you follow me on Facebook then you know last week I shared that some of the thinlits dies can cut some of the images from one of the DSP designs, so I thought I would create a card doing this! If you are in need of a quick card, then this comes in handy!!

I first started hand cutting part of the DSP that I will be using the dies on:

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Here are the images that I cut out with the dies:

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The card base is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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Next, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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I used the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits to create the “window” and then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 4”, which will be the base layer for under the DSP:

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Using Stampin’ Sponges, I colored the Whisper White cardstock with Balmy Blue ink to create the sky and then Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist inks to create the grass:

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For some added texture, I used the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks with White Embossing Paste and the Palette Knives:

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While the Embossing Paste Dries, I cut out on Whisper White cardstock two banners from the Playful Pennants Dies, then used two of the pennant stamps from the Pick a Pennant stamp set in Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist inks:

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To stamp the sentiment on the banner, I used a template that I created to keep them in place on my Stamparatus. The letters are then stamped in Call Me Clover ink:

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By now the Embossing Paste is dry, to I used Snail adhesive to place the animals towards the center and overlapping each other:

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On Call Me Clover cardstock, cut out six of the leaf images from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies:

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Flip the DSP over and place some adhesive along the bottom of the square cut out and adhere the leaves. Then use more adhesive along the rest of the square to adhere the Whisper White cardstock with images:

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Use Mini Dimensionals to adhere the banner to the front and then snip off any overhanging pieces. I used some 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon in Call Me Clover to tie a bow around the DSP:

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This is then adhered to the card base with Dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is from the Animal Outing stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink and the frog on a tree limb is stamped in Memento Ink, colored in with Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers:

What I love about this card is that not only do the dies save you time, but this is a great card to give from a group! The Pick a Pennant Bundle is a great way to customize your card!!

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