Add a little sparkle to Floral Essence!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features soft colors and a little added sparkle! There are so many ways to add a little sparkle to your cards and crafts, but using glimmer paper is the easiest no matter if you use a punch or a die! I paired the Sparkle Glimmer Paper with the Perennial Essence Suite to create this easy card for any occasion.

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

For the card front elements, you will need a Pearlized Doily, 12” of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, enough of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper to punch out the Starburst Punch and the ½” Circle Punch, and 3 of the Perennial Flower Punch from the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock with the flower heat embossed in White Emboss Powder, coloring the back with the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blend:

To create the flower, stamp and heat emboss in white the flower stamp on the smooth side of the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock, then punch out with the coordinating punch. I used the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends to color in the flower petals a little bit and punched the center out of one with the ½” Circle Punch. I adhered the first two flower petals together with liquid glue and then used glue dots to adhere the single petals around the back. This will give your flower a fuller look without the bulk:

Arrange the organdy ribbon across the base layer DSP, adhering with liquid glue across the middle of the ribbon to the DSP:

Adhere the punched glimmer paper to the doily and then use liquid glue to adhere to the middle of the ribbon, adhere the ½” circle to the flower, and the completed flower to the glimmer paper:

This completed piece is adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”and scored at 5 ½”, and I decided to add three of the silver metallic pearls to the flower middle:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment and flower are stamped in Rococo Rose ink, the flower center is stamped in Petal Pink with a little Wink of Stella added, and the flower is colored in with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends:

Isn’t this a sweet and sparkle card?? There is enough room on the card front to add a sentiment if you want to change it up a bit to make it a little more personal! While the coordinating colors for DSP is listed on the back, don’t be afraid to find another coordinating color, like I did with Rococo Rose!!

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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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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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Give your card a different look with distressing!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which very little stamping, but whole lot of sponging, with distressing the Come Sail Away Suite! The sailboat featured on the card front is one of the 3” x 4” designs from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack and I thought what better way to create a card than to pair it with the coordinating DSP and distressing! I’ll even show you how I “distressed” the anchor and twine!

To start, your base layer is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5 ¼”, this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 5”, and the sailboat from the memories and more card pack:

I first started with the Soft Suede base layer, stamped it with the Crackle Paint Background stamp in Soft Suede and then embossed with the Pinewood Planks DTIEF:

Then I simply tore the paper around each side and use a Stampin’ Sponge with Soft Suede ink around the torn edges and the raised embossed part of the cardstock:

I repeated the same process for the DSP, tearing around the edges and inking with a sponge and Soft Suede ink:

For the sailboat, I tore around the edges, used a sponge with Balmy Blue ink and then lightly went around with Soft Suede, not adding anymore ink to the sponge from the ink pad:

So that you can tell a difference, the anchor trinket on the right is how it comes and the trinket on the left has been distressed a little. I patted the trinket with my Stazon Ink pad, set it aside to let dry completely, and then used my sponge with Soft Suede ink (dapping) to “darken” the look of the anchor:

I used some of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to tie around the anchor and then a couple of knots, use either your paper piercer or the pointed end attachment from Take Your Pick to loosen the threads of the twine, and then I used my sponge with the Soft Suede ink to “dap” the twine, giving it a distressed look:

The card base is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and I used a sponge dauber with Sahara Sand ink lightly around the edges of the card front:

I adhered the embossed base layer to the card base, slightly at an angle to the left, the DSP is adhered slightly at an angle to the right, the sailboat is adhered at a slight angle to the left, and then the anchor and twine are adhered with glue dots:

The inside of the card is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink, the anchor is heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder and I used a sponge dauber with Sahara Sand ink to sponge the ink around the anchor, and also used the sponge dauber with Sahara Sand around the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock:

Don’t you just love how all the distressing gave this card a different look? The Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack has lots of great designs and stickers that are not just perfect for scrapbooking, but can also give you a quick and easy card! The stamp set, card pack, ink, and cardstock is an affordable alternative to buying all the products from the suite and you still get some amazing cards!!

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Colorful Royal Peacock card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and colorful card featuring products from the Noble Peacock Suite! What is so fun about the stamp set and coordinating dies, is that you can stamp and color a peacock one way or you can use the detailed die to create another! So, I thought I would use my sponge brayers to create my own colors to cut out with the detailed die! 

Since I wanted my peacock to be shimmery, I used a piece of Shimmery White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¾” (this is more than enough to cut out the peacock and two of the big feathers). I then used my Sponge Brayer with Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, and Pretty Peacock inks:

I used the detailed peacock die to cut out of the cardstock, positioning the die so that the top is right at the Lovely Lipstick colored part:

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

The next layer is a Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, and then the top layer is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, and embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the card front you will need the detailed peacock, use the larger circle die from the Stitched Labels Dies from the Silver Foil, and the peacock feather cut out of the same colored paper for the detailed peacock:

I adhered the layers of DSP and cardstock together:

The peacock is adhered to the silver circle to look like it is sitting on the circle with my fine tip glue pen:

The feathers are adhered behind the silver foil circle and then is adhered to the layered paper with dimensionals:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Blueberry Bushel cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I decided I wanted to add some pearls, so I colored two of the large pearls with Dark Pretty Peacock and one large pearl with Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays and the accent feather stamp are both stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink:

Don’t you just love this detailed die?? This suite was #2 on my “must have” list, everything is just so bright and shiny!! There are so many different creations you can make with this suite, with or without the peacocks!

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Heat embossing with All Wired Up!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy heat embossing card with the All Wired Up background stamp and Rooted in Nature stamp set! When I first say the All Wired Up stamp in the new annual catalog, I just had to have it! I have a few ideas for this background stamp, but I thought my first card would be to heat emboss and I just love the Copper and Terracotta Tile combination! 

The base layer is Terracotta Tile cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I actually used my Stamparatus to stamp onto the cardstock, then this way if I didn’t get a part of the stamp inked up very well with the VersaMark stamp, I was easily able to ink and stamp again. I sprinkled Copper Emboss Powder and set with my heat tool:

The rest of the card front is very simple, one of the Leaf Trinkets in Copper, the Crumb Cake twine, the sentiment heat embossed in Copper on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the “square rectangle” from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and the tree is inked with a sponge dauber in Mossy Meadow ink and the trunk is with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

I used enough of the twine to twist around the back of the oval tree piece, adhering with snail, and then placing dimensionals on top to keep in place and adhere to the embossed base layer. The copper leaf is adhered with glue dots to the sentiment and then this is adhered to the corner of the embossed base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Terracotta Tile ink, the small leaf is also in Terracotta Tile ink, and the large leaf is in Crumb Cake ink, each leaf stamped three times so you have from dark to light images:

Pretty quick and easy to make! I can tell that Terracotta Tile is going to be a new fall favorite! This is a fun alternative card to make for the Rooted in Nature stamp set and if you were lucky to get the Home to Roost stamp set from this year’s Sale-A-Bration, this would pair perfectly with it too!!

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