CASEing the catalog with High Tide

Hello and welcome to today’s card that I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog using the High Tide stamp set! I know we get all excited about new products from the Annual Catalog and with the Holiday Catalog right around the corner, I thought about creating a card that has a little of the old (carried over stamp set) and a little new (embossing folder from the Annual Catalog) and what better way to get inspiration and ideas than fromthe Annual Catalog. For me, the word CASE means to Copy And Share Everything and also Copy And Selectively Edit, so I edited this card to create my version. The card on page 153 in the Annual Catalog is made with watercolor paper and colored with the aqua painters and since I’m waiting on my watercolor paper to arrive, I thought I would recreate it with stamping and sponging!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”. I placed a mask over the bottom half, at 2 ¾” from the bottom, and used a sponge brayer with Daffodil Delight ink to start creating the sky:

I used the 1 ½” Circle Punch to create a mask for the sun, coloring the sun in with Crushed Curry ink and a sponge dauber. I then used the half circle punch out to mask the sun and created the “sun rays” with the light stamp in Crushed Curry ink. I did have to stamp each ray twice, this was very easy to do since this is a photopolymer stamp set:

I removed the masks and then used the sponge dauber with the leftover Crushed Curry ink to color in a little bit more around the sun. I placed the mask over the sun, leaving the yellow line just slightly showing for better color blending, and then used another sponge brayer with Balmy Blue ink:

I removed that mask layer and then used the wave stamp in Seaside Spray ink, full strength across at the line, and stamping off once across under that. I used the small little reflection line stamp randomly around the bottom in Seaside Spray ink, stamping off once first. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the birds in Gray Granite ink, inking and stamping three times:

Additionally, you will use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Vellum cardstock embossed with the High Seas 3D embossing folder (a piece of cardstock is underneath so you can see the embossing), enough linen thread to wrap around the stamped cardstock twice and tie into a bow, and stamp the sentiment in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock, cutting out with the second from the smallest mat die from Stitched Rectangle Dies, tearing the paper along the bottom:

I wrapped the linen thread around the cardstock at the water/sun line twice, tied into a bow, and then adhered the sentiment:

I adhered the cardstock with dimensionals to the Vellum and then placed adhesive behind that to adhere to a Balmy Blue cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, used the end of the sand (or ground cover) stamp for the lighthouse in Sahara Sand ink, stamped the birds in Gray Granite ink, and the waves in Seaside Spray ink:

Wasn’t that a fun card?? Have you ever saw a card or project thought, “How’d they do that?”? It can be very easy to CASE, even if you have to improvise as I did! Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the annual catalog and create those beautiful projects!!

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Tropical Sailing Home card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun alternative made with the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing dies! While the Come Sail Away Suite is one of my favorites, I really wanted to create a fun card with a tropical flair, but keeping it fairly simple. I did experiment with how to create the background with Stampin’ Blends, water coloring, and ink refills, I chose to use a drop of ink from the ink refills on a clear block because I liked this result the best! Add some tropical colored flowers and Viola! Tropical Sailing Home card!

For the base layer, I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped the bigger sailboat in Gray Granite ink. Note-I just placed an order and it included the new watercolor paper, but it has not arrived yet and Thick WWCS is a great alternative:

I used my clear E block with a drop of Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie, and Calypso Coral ink refills, my aqua painter to spread the ink, and then spritzed with water. I already cut a mask for the sailboat, so then I just flipped the block over, making sure the Blueberry Bushel ink was around and below the sailboat, onto the Thick WWCS:

I wanted to “frame” the sailboat, so I used the fourth and fifth mat dies from the Stitched Rectangle Dies (first is the largest mat die) to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used the flower and leaf stamps from Butterfly Wishes, stamping the leaf in Granny Apple Green ink and the flowers in Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral inks, first in Pumpkin Pie and then the “rock-n-roll” technique with Calypso Coral, then fussy cutting out:

I used glue dots to layer and adhere the flowers and leaves into a cluster, then adhered to the frame with liquid glue:

The frame is adhered to the based layer with liquid glue and then the base layer is adhered with dimensionals to a Calypso Coral cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

To tie the inside to the card front, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, create a mask for the flower, and stamp the leaves and flowers the same as the card front in the bottom corner:

Wasn’t that a fun tropical alternative?? I’m not big on fussy cutting, but the flower and leaf from Butterfly Wishes was very easy to cut, but you could easily substitute for any flower stamp and die you may have! If you don’t have the ink refills, you could substitute by using your stamp pad directly on the block and just “blend” the ink with your aqua painter.

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Sending you a little hello

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to use the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies with the Garden Lane DSP! I really liked pairing this DSP with Soft Suede and thought using the big butterfly with a small sentiment would be perfect. However, I wanted to do something a little different with the butterfly by keeping those little bitty pieces from inside the wings and give it some depth by adding layers. I will show you how I created the butterfly first and then show you how I created today’s card!

I cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, which gives you enough room to cut three of the butterflies. For the first butterfly, I had the die facing up (cutting plate, die, paper, cutting plate) when I ran it through the Big Shot so that I could keep the little pieces in place. I removed the cardstock piece, leaving the die upside down, and then used scotch tape strips to keep the small pieces in place. I was easily able to trim any excess tape (over the edge) with my snips:

I then cut two more butterflies out of the Mint Macaron cardstock and used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the layers together, placing a couple clear blocks on top to ensure the layers dry flat:

The base layer is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

After the butterfly dried, I went over the outlines with my wink of stella pen and added three pearl basic jewels that I colored with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out the sentiment with the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die and used the next size up to cut Soft Suede cardstock to layer under the sentiment, and use enough Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP layer:

I first tied the ribbon into a bow around the DSP base layer and then adhered the butterfly with liquid glue. (for me, I placed a strip of ribbon across the DSP and adhered a bow with glue dots):

I then adhered the layered sentiment pieces together, adhered the completed piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then adhered the completed piece to a Soft Suede cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the same card front DSP along the 4” side of the cardstock:

Is there an easier way to keep all those itty bits from the butterfly in place? Very well could be, but for me, scotch tape seemed easiest and it’s sitting right on my desk. If you have another way, I would love to hear it by commenting on this post! I almost kept this a “safe” color combo of Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, and Very Vanilla, but then I compared it with Petal Pink and I really liked it! 

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Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card to make mixing old and new products! By old, I mean using a trusty stamp set that has carried over into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I chose to pair the Colorful Seasons stamp set with a piece of the Mosaic Mood DSP to create this fun card! Terracotta Tile is a beautiful color and I thought it would be perfect for the flowers on this card.

The base layer is this design from the Mosaic Mood DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

You will only need a few supplies for the card front, a 6 ¼” piece of the Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon, use the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out of Terracotta Tile cardstock, and on Whisper White cardstock, stamp the tree limb in Early Espresso ink and the flowers in Terracotta Tile ink, cut out with the third largest Layering Circle Die and then stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink:

Adhere the ribbon across the middle of the DSP base layer, adhere the layer circles together, and then adhere the circle piece over the ribbon with dimensionals:

This is then adhered to a Terracotta Tile cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I decided to add three of the copper Designer Elements on the ribbon just to add a little something to the card:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink, the flowers are stamped in Terracotta Tile ink and the stamen are stamped in Early Espresso ink:

This is such a simple card layout, you can use any DSP and any stamp set! Sometimes I forget about the “tried and true carry over” stamps that can easily be combined with the new products! It’s also great to have a simple layout to go to for when you are limited on time! 

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Lovely Royal Peacock card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Royal Peacock Bundle! What is so awesome about this bundle is that you can make a card for just about any occasion! You can keep it simple or really dress it up, so I thought today I would show you a fun way to dress it up and carefully add color with Stampin’ Blends! You can google peacock images to get some inspiration, so today I chose to use Blueberry Bushel, Pretty Peacock, and Gray Granit for this color combination.

The base layer for the card front is this design from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the peacock, I stamped it in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock and then stamped the accent “feathers” in Blueberry Bushel ink, cutting out with the coordinating die. TIP-This is a two-step stamp set, so using your Stamparatus helps lining up the accent “feathers” stamp. I then colored the breast and top of the head feathers in with Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, the rest of the body with Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends, and for the train, the eye spots are colored with Light Old Olive and Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends:

Additionally for the card front, you will need 11” of the reversible ribbon, cut two of the feathers out of Blueberry Bushel cardstock, two of the smaller leaves out of Pretty Peacock cardstock, and the larger leaf die from Gray Granite cardstock, and from the Layering Circles Dies, use the fourth from the smallest to cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock and use the “emboss” die from the Stitched Labels Dies, this will be layered on Gray Granite cardstock, cut out with the fourth from the smallest scalloped Layering Circle Die:

I assembled the cut out feather and leaf pieces how I wanted them, put adhesive on the back of the layered circle cardstock, and placed on top, in the center (I found this the easiest way to assemble this piece):

I adhered the peacock to the layered circle cardstock and then placed the ribbon on the back:

I adhered this completed piece with dimensionals to the base layer and then this is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. I colored the smallest Rhinestone Gem with the Light Night of Navy Blend and then used it for the peacock’s eye:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is from Forever Lovely stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the flower accents are stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and colored in with Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends:

Isn’t this an awesome bundle?? This is a great way to make a beautiful card with new products from the Annual Catalog, but also incorporate a stamp set that you already have! 

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Floral Essence, Vellum Cardstock, and Watercolor Pencils

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful card made from the Perennial Essence Suite! Sometimes a card starts with just a piece of designer series paper and what better DSP than the Perennial Essence DSP? When I first received this DSP, I cut some of it up so I would have 4” x 5 ¼” pieces ready to go. Even though this DSP looks more like it was painted on, I thought I would try to incorporate making a watercolor flower. Remember last fall SU! introduced Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2? They were a “special purchase” and I thought for sure they would wind up in a catalog, but then they just disappeared….Well, they are back in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and I used a couple of these to color in the vellum flower on the card front!

I used Vellum cardstock to heat emboss the flower from Floral Essence in gold, colored the center of the flower with Crushed Curry and the outer petals with Flirty Flamingo Watercolor Pencil, using my Blender Pen to fill in the coloring. (I put a piece of Whisper White cardstock behind the flower so you could see it a little better):

For the card front, I fussy cut the flower out of the vellum, used this design from the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle die to cut out of the So Saffron Vellum, and stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink, cutting out with the second largest rectangle Stitched Rectangle die (the sentiment should be in the bottom right side):

There’s a couple ways to adhere the vellum to the DSP, you can use liquid glue and a sponge to spread on the backside or you can hide snail behind the sentiment piece and use glue dots in the corners (I have embellishments that I’m using that will hide these) or if you have the adhesive sheets left over from the previous catalog, you can cut a piece and use that. I adhered the vellum to the DSP, aligning to the left bottom corner, and then adhered the sentiment across, close to the bottom of the vellum:

The base layer is adhered to a So Saffron card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum flower to the sentiment piece and placed a Perennial Essence Flower Center in the center. In three of the corners of the vellum piece, I used the gold Designer Elements:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is in Flirty Flamingo ink, and the flowers are in So Saffron ink:

Isn’t this a fun card?? As I was putting the card together, the vellum flower started to curl (from the blender pen), so I just used my finger to flatten it out a bit. I was so happy that SU! brought the second assortment of watercolor pencils back! Now you have more core colors to choose from, including some from the color revamp!

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Quick and easy with Itty Bitty Birthdays

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card to make with Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set! This fun and cute stamp set has 16 different sentiments, some can be used outside of a birthday card. I wanted to share with you a fun and easy card design featuring this stamp set and you can easily change the DSP to whatever kind you want to use!

I chose the Purple Posy gingham design from the 2019-2021 6” x 6” In Color DSP. I first cut a ¾” x 6” strip off one side, turned the paper, and then cut at 4”. This will give you three pieces, one at ¾” x 6”, one at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one at 2” x 5 ¼”, the 4” x 5 ¼” will be the base layer for this card:

You will cut a piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 2” x 5 ¼” and then a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 7/8” x 5” to layer on top of the Purple Posy cardstock:

I chose 5 sentiments and used my Stamparatus to line them up on the Whisper White cardstock, stamping them in Versamark Ink and heat embossing in Silver Emboss Powder. This piece is then adhered to the Purple Posy cardstock layer:

I used some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie a bow around the DSP (or cut enough ribbon to adhere across the front, tie some ribbon into a bow separately, and then adhere the bow with a glue dot), adhere the DSP to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, and then adhere the sentiment piece with dimensionals:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver, the ¾” strip of DSP is adhered across the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Quick and easy card, right?? If you don’t like to heat emboss, you can easily use a coordinating ink! This card is a great way to make a super cute card and use up your DSP!! 

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