Bright and cheerful with Country Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful card made with the Country Home stamp set! I will admit this stamp set has been sitting on my shelf neglected since making my Thanksgiving cards. So, when I brought out my pack of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and chose at random a piece to make a card with, I thought this would be perfect! Then layer this on a piece of cardstock embossed with the Tin Tile DTIEF, you give the stamp and embossing folder a whole new look!

I first started with this design from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, first cutting a 1 ½” strip off one end and then cutting this in half at ¾”. Then turn the DSP so 6” side is at the top and cut at 3”. This will give you two 3” x 4 ½” and two ¾” pieces, which you can make two cards from cutting the DSP this way, and this is my absolute favorite way to cut 6” x 6” DSP:

I cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed it with the Tin Tile DTIEF for the base layer:

For the rest of the card front, you will need enough Braided Linen Trim to tie into a bow and the tin can stamp. This is stamped in Memento ink on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. I first colored around the edge of the can in Dark Night of Navy and then colored the handles in Light Night of Navy and blended this in with the outline towards the middle of the can. Next, I colored in the middle of the can with Light Mango Melody and then blended Light and Dark Balmy Blue around the edge of the Mango Melody and Night of Navy. Then to give this a lighter and weathered look, I used the brush tip of the Color Lifter over the Mango Melody and Balmy Blue inks. The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut out, colored with Light Smoky Slate, used the brush tip of the Color Lifter, and then adhered to the can. This is then cut out with the second smallest Stitched Rectangle Framelit. TIP-using Thick Whisper White with multiple Stampin’ Blends helps prevent the colors from bleeding outside the stamp image and also making sure the cardstock dries inbetween coloring, which you can use your Heat Tool to help with this:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, tie the Braided Linen Trim into a bow around this piece, and then adhere the stamped piece with dimensionals. This completed piece is then adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” in Night of Navy ink and the ¾” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

I love how Night of Navy and Mango Melody really make the colors pop on this card! The Country Home stamp set really has some great sentiments and this is a great way to repurpose a holiday stamp set! So get out those sets and see what you can create with them!!

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Feel better soon

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super sweet “get well soon” card! No matter if someone is feeling “down and out” or “down for the count”, what better way to perk them up than a bright and colorful card! Speaking of color, do you ever wonder about different color combinations and how to figure them out? Head to Pinterest! That’s how I decided on the colors I used today. I started out with Coastal Cabana and I wanted to use colors that I could also use for the flower from Humming Along, so I chose to use Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green with Copper Foil for a little bling!

I first started with the flower on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Smoky Slate ink with my Stamparatus:

The flower is colored in with Light and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends, the stem and leaf and colored with Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the stamen is colored in with Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends:

This is then heat embossed with copper powder and cut out with the coordinating framelit:

The base layer is Mango Melody cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The next layer is this design in Coastal Cabana from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3” x 5 ¼” and then two strips of Copper Foil, cut at ¾” x 5 ¼”:

First adhere the Copper Foil strips to the back of the Coastal Cabana DSP (use your grid paper to help line them up) and then adhere to the Mango Melody cardstock:

For the rest of the card front, you will need to cut out flower, a piece of Whisper White Tulle Ribbon tied into a bow, and the sentiment from Florentine Filigree stamp set is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smaller layering framelit from Lily Framelits Dies, and then cut out a piece of Mango Melody cardstock with the larger layering framelit:

Adhere the flower on the DSP, adhere the bow with a glue dot, and then adhere the layering cardstock pieces together, then adhere to the card front with dimensionals. This is then adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼”x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is from Humming Along in Coastal Cabana ink and adhere a ¾” strip of the DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

What do you think?? Bright, fun, quick, and easy! All the things a card should be! Have you ever been stuck on color combinations? Just choose one color and see what you get, you just may be surprised!

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Birthday card with Sea of Textures

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card created with the Sea of Textures bundle and the Tranquil Textures DSP! Who wouldn’t love a birthday card with an ocean theme? This fun card not only has lots of textures, but a little bit of shimmer too! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for warmer weather and spending time at the beach!

To start, the base layer is this design from Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

To create the frame, use a piece of Night of Navy cardstock cut at 3 ¾” x 5” and use the 2ndand 3rdlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelits:

For the front of the card, use the net and the two sand dollar dies on some Sahara Sand cardstock, first creating the shimmer with Frost White Shimmer Paint (either apply with a sponge or a spritzer mixed with alcohol and a few drops of paint) and keep the stars for the card front, cut the seagrass in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut a piece of Vellum cardstock a 1” x 3 3/8” and stamp the seaweed stamp in Tranquil Tide ink (I used my snips to cut along the seaweed), use both coral dies to cut out of Vellum cardstock and then use your Stamparatus to line up the stamp (out of the vellum cut-out) to stamp in Calypso Coral ink, and then use Sponge Daubers to ink the octopus in Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede inks, cutting out of the Whisper White cardstock with the coordinating die. **TIP-I used my Stamparatus for the octopus, this way if I wanted to add more ink and stamp again it is already lined up:

For the inside, you will use the two sand dollars and the coral cut out of the Vellum cardstock:

You will flip the frame over (the back is facing you) and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the seaweed and seagrass to the back of the frame:

Flip the frame back over (so the front is facing you), use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the stamped coral image and the two stars:

I wanted the net in the corner, so I positioned it to where I wanted and then folded the overlapping ends over, used my snips to trim at the fold, and then adhered with Snail (I used my Paper Piercer to remove any adhesive in the net openings):

To adhere the frame to the base layer, I used foam strips to “pop it up”:

I used dimensionals to adhere the octopus in the middle and then this completed piece is adhered to a Tranquil Tide cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Special Celebrations is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, the two sand dollars are adhered with glue dots, and the vellum coral piece is adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

Wasn’t that a fun card to make? If you wanted to make this into a shaker card, you could easily adhere a cut Window Sheet to the back of the frame before the cardstock and vellum pieces, use the foam strips completely around, and then add some Tranquil Textures Sprinkles!

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Botanical Butterfly with Rich Razzleberry

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper! This DSP can be earned for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) product purchase until March 31st(or while supplies last) from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! This beautiful paper is two-sided, one side has beautiful design in color and the other side has beautiful design in black and white. Today I chose to use the black and white designs with Rich Razzleberry for a pop of color! 

The base layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The 2nd layer is the black and white check design from the DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

The 3rd layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 2 ½” x 4 ¾”:

The 4th layer is the black and white butterfly design, cut at 2 ¼” x 4 ½”, and one of the butterflies are colored in with the Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends and I used the Color Lifter to make the center of the wings lighter:

Now you will adhere the 2nd layer on top of the base layer and then the 4th layer on top of the 3rd layer:

Cut three pieces of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and adhere those to the base layer piece:

Then you will adhere the smaller piece of cardstock/DSP on top with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink, stamp the bigger butterfly in Memento Ink, and color in with Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends, using the Color Lifter to make the center of the wings lighter:

Quick and easy card, right?? Making black and white cards are fun to make because you can choose any color to create a pop of color! I chose Rich Razzleberry because it’s not a typical color for me and I have this fabulous velvet ribbon that I’ve never used!! 

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Watercolor wash with Twinkle Twinkle Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and subtle card made with the Twinkle Twinkle Suite! Why not make a card to let someone know that you love them? Family, friend, birthday, or whatever reason, let them know you are thinking about them! I thought this would be a great card to create with the Twinkle Twinkle Suite.

The base layer is this design from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the front of the card, I first used a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I heat embossed part of the sentiment in Silver Emboss Powder and then did a watercolor wash in Soft Sea Foam ink. Before inking the stamp in Versamark Ink, I masked the rest of the sentiment, inked, and then removed the mask to stamp. I used my Aqua Painter with some Soft Sea Foam ink and just did a light wash over the embossed sentiment. I then cut out the sentiment with one of the Stitched Labels Framelits. You will also need the silver Twinkle Adhesive -Backed Sequins and some Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon:

I first adhered a piece of the ribbon around the middle of the DSP, adhered the sentiment with dimensionals, and then used 5 small and 4 large adhesive-backed sequins:

This is then adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, heat emboss the bottom of the stamp in Silver Emboss Powder (you will mask the top sentiment that you used for the front), do another watercolor wash with Soft Sea Foam ink, and then use 2 large and 1 small adhesive-backed sequin:

Quick and easy card that you can give to anyone for any reason! One of the fun things about doing a background watercolor wash is that you can create your own background! Light, dark, one color, or multiple colors, the creativity is all yours!

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Incredible Like You with Nature’s Poem DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy alternative card with the Incredible Like You stamp set, which coordinate with the Incredible Like You Project Kit. The kit and stamp set can be found on page 21 in the Occasions Catalog and the kit creates 16 beautiful cards, has 16 envelopes, and a gorgeous storage envelope! So, you’ve created all the cards and you are now left with the stamp set…now what? Keep on creating! Lol I really wanted to make a card with Tranquil Tide, need to give the 2017-2019 InColors some love before they retire, so I chose Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam to color coordinate to give this card a soft and subtle look.

The base layer is this design from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need a Pearlized Doily, enough Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP, and a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink and the flowers in Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam ink, punching out with the Tailored Tag Punch:

You will tie the ribbon around the DSP into a bow or if you are like me, adhere enough ribbon to go around the front and then glue dot the bow on, and then use some Snail around the middle of the doily to adhere on top of the ribbon and DSP. I adhered the sentiment on top of the doily and then added three of the largest Pearl Basic Jewels:

This is then adhered to the card base, which is Tranquil Tide cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink, and the use the three-dot stamp to stamp in Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam inks to create a background behind the sentiment:

Wasn’t that a quick and easy alternative card to make with the stamp set?? The great thing about the project kits is that it gives you what you need to make the cards, aside from the stamp set and an ink pad (or two), and this is so awesome if you are just starting out making cards! 

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Embossing with Florentine Filigree

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which a fun embossing technique with the Florentine Filigree Bundle! In the fall I purchase the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with every intent on incorporating it into my Christmas cards, but sadly I didn’t and it has sat neglected in my drawer all this time. Inspired by the YouTube video from Stampin’ Up for this bundle, I created my own template by using the die with a window sheet. Just add some ink from your ink refill bottle and you can create any color combination! The Florentine Thinlits Die really reminds me of a trellis, so why not pair it with the Butterfly Elements?? Just so you can see, this is what the window sheet looks like after cutting with the die:

For this card, I’m using Fresh Fig cardstock for the card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Since embossing paste is wet, I cut another piece of Fresh Fig cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer to apply the embossing paste because as the paste dries it will “warp” the cardstock a bit. I placed the window sheet template on top of the cardstock (the window sheet is the same size as the cardstock) and then used blue painter’s tape to keep it in place at the top and bottom. Make sure that the tape is only on the window sheet so it does not interfere with the embossing paste: 

I used my silicone mat to mix Shimmery White Embossing Paste with Petal Pink Ink, using the ink refill bottle. I then used the palette knife to spread the embossing paste completely over the Florentine mask:

I waited a couple of minutes and then carefully removed the tape and then the mask. I had a container with warm soapy water nearby and put the palette knife, mat, and mask directly in:

While the paste dried on the cardstock, I began working on the rest of the elements for the front of the card. The sentiment from the stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Fresh Fig ink, punched out with the 2” Circle Punch, and then I punched out a piece of Petal Pink cardstock with the Starburst Punch to layer the sentiment on. From the Butterfly Elements, I used a small and large leaf colored in Granny Apple Green ink, the small butterfly is colored lightly with Fresh Fig ink and a Sponge Dauber, the next size butterfly is colored with Petal Pink ink, and the largest butterfly is colored with Fresh Fig ink (I pressed the element directly onto the stamp pad). For an added touch, add pearl embellishments to the butterflies:

To assemble the card front after the embossing paste dries, adhere the leaves to the sentiment with glue dots and then adhere the sentiment piece and butterflies with liquid glue:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink. The butterflies are from Butterfly Gala stamp set, stamped in Petal Pink and Fresh Fig inks:

Wasn’t this a fun card to make?? Embossing paste is a great element to add texture to your card and adding ink takes it up a notch! Creating your own template with a window sheet is so easy, try it!!

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