Flowers for you

Hello and welcome to day 3 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration countdown! Today’s card is keeping with the “springtime” feeling with two of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP sheets and some pops of color! With the 2016-2018 In Colors retiring soon, I wanted incorporate at least one color and Flirty Flamingo was it!

The card base is Flirty Flamingo cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is cut at 4” 5 ¼”.

I used Sponge Brayers to color the dotted DSP in Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo inks. I chose a couple of flowers from the DSP and colored those in Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Calypso Coral, and Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ blends. The leaves are from the Rose Garden Thinlits in light green from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, which are then adhered behind the flowers. A piece of Vellum Paper is cut out using the largest scalloped framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits, with the flowers then adhered on top. To give the flowers a “dewy look” I added some glitter circle and raindrops from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

To put the card together, I adhered the DSP to the card base and then adhered the flowers and vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, stamped on Whisper White card stock on Memento ink, then end is punched out using the Banner Triple Punch, and then sponged around the edges in Flirty Flamingo ink with a Stampin’ Sponge.

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What do you think? Bright, cheerful, and springtime? This is really a great versatile card that can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment.

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It’s Springtime!

Hello and welcome to day 2 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration countdown! Since spring is right around the corner, or at least according to the calendar (lol), I wanted to create something bright and cheerful and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP, some Pear Pizzazz, and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits has created this beautiful card!

The card base is Pear Pizzazz cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from Springtime Foils Designer DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

I first started with a Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker and colored in the leaves on the DSP. (Whether it’s a Stampin’ Write Marker or a Stampin’ Blends, they both work wonderfully with this DSP!) The smaller detailed dragonfly thinlit was used on a piece of Silver Foil paper and then the coordinating outline thinlit was used on a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, with just the body of the two pieces glued together so the wings can be spread apart.

The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This is then cut out using the 2nd smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I placed some Snail on the back to adhere the Silver Metallic Thread you see poking out from behind.

The DSP is adhered to the card base, the sentiment is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the dragonfly is adhered with two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, one for the middle of the body and once cut in half for the head and tail.

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Looking for a cheerful card? This is it! Looking for a quick and easy card? This is it! You could always change the sentiment up, use a punch instead of a thinlit, or even just cut a piece of cardstock!

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Unicorns, Glitter, and Rainbows

Hello and welcome to my final card this week featuring the Myths & Magic Suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog! Ok, I will admit that not everything is from the suite on this card, but I just couldn’t help myself! I just had to make this super WOW card with the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle because who doesn’t need some Unicorns, Glitter, and Rainbows?? This card is really easy to make, the hardest part was figuring out how I wanted the clouds on the lower part of the card and how to position the unicorns and the rainbow with dimensionals so they really stand out.

The card base is in Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

The clouds are from the Rainbow Builder Dies, using Glossy White cardstock and the Myths & Magic 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper in iridescent.

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The rainbow is cut out using the Rainbow Builder Framelits in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Night of Navy, and Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

The unicorns are stamped in Memento Ink, with one colored the same as the rainbow and the other colored in with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Markers. Both are cut out with the coordinating die from the Magical Mates Framelits.

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The sun is stamped in Crushed Curry Ink and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle. The sentiment is heat embossed in White Embossing Powder and then cut out with the smallest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits.

To put this all together, the clouds, rainbow, and unicorns are all adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and everything else is with adhesive.

Isn’t this a fun card to send to someone just because?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Picturesque Waterfront

Hello and welcome to my final card this week featuring the Waterfront stamp set. I really wanted to create a card that you could just lose yourself in and what better way than sitting on a dock watching the sun set behind mountains?

The card base is in Dapper Denim card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is in Whisper White card stock cut at 5 ¼” x 4”.

First, start with stamping the mountain image in Early Espresso ink, more towards the top of the paper instead of the middle, and then stamp the sun image in Daffodil Delight ink just in-between the mountains to look like the sun is setting. The sun is then masked with a sticky note cut out with the ½” circle punch before I started coloring the sky to make it look like a sunset, using Stampin’ Sponges with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Tangerine Tango inks to achieve this look. For the lake look, I used the water stamp in Marina Mist ink, stamping directly in front of the mountains for a shadow effect and then stamped off before I continued to fill in the look of the lake, using Stampin’ Sponges with Marina Mist ink to finish filling in the water.

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To make the dock, I used Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and the Classic Label Punch, trimming the ends and gluing together, so it looks like the dock is going out to the water. An Adirondack chair is perfect for sitting on a dock and this is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies in Crushed Curry card stock. The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and I added some sparkle to the sun, clouds, and water with Wink of Stella. This is then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Can you see yourself sitting on the dock and watching the sun set?

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Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Spotlight technique with Waterfront

In case you missed it, this week I am featuring the Waterfront stamp set, which is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on page 48. Today I thought I would try the Spotlight Technique with this stamp set and as a bonus you get two cards! Making two sceneries almost exactly the same is actually quite easy. I first started by stamping the scenery in gray and then stamped the other in color, the mountains are what I used as a base line to start.

The card base is in Marina Mist card stock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, cut at 5 ¼” x 4”, and the scenery is stamped on Whisper White card stock cut at 5” x 3 ¾”. Be sure to have a scrap piece of paper for stamping off as you go.

The first scenery I started with the mountains, first stamping in Basic Gray ink and then stamping in Smoky Slate so the front is darker than the back mountains. Next, stamp the grass in Smoky Slate ink, stamping off first. The water, house, and clouds were both stamped in Basic Gray ink, stamping off first. Finally, I stamped the speckled stamp in Basic Gray ink.fullsizeoutput_154f

To stamp the same scenery in color, first place both pieces of the Whisper White card stock next to each other so they line up, then stamp the mountains in Crumb Cake ink so it goes straight across and then stamp the background mountains in Sahara Sand ink. The grass is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off first, the water and clouds are both stamped in Marina Mist ink, a combination of direct stamping and stamping off, and then the speckled and house stamps are in Dapper Denim ink.

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To make this a spotlight technique, I used the 4th and 5th largest square framelits (starting from the smallest) from the Layering Square Framelits. The smaller square is used to cut out the scenery and then the larger is used to cut out in Marina Mist card stock, adhere these together. The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist ink on a ½” piece of Whisper White card stock with the end trimmed using the Banner triple punch.

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To put the card together, adhere the Wood Textures DSP to the card base, adhere the scenery on top, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the square layers, and then use a Mini Dimensional on the end of the sentiment.

I have to say this was a fun technique to try and a great way to make two cards at once! What stamp set would you use for this technique?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Week of Waterfront

Hello and welcome to another week of crafting! This week I will be featuring the Waterfront stamp set which is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on page 48. Whether you like the mountains, the beach, or just nature in general, your creations with this set can be endless.

For this card, the card base is in Dapper Denim card stock cut at 5 ½” X 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper cut at 4 ½” x 4”, and the scenery is on Whisper White card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”.

I first started with the mountains stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then stamped the background mountains in Sahara Sand ink, the grass and trees are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink, the water and the clouds are stamped in Marina Mist ink, stamping off first, and then used the speckled stamp in Dapper Denim ink.

To put the card together, first use Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine, wrapping it around the front of the card base three times, adhering the ends with Fast Fuse in the middle. The scenery on Whisper White card stock will be adhered to the Springtime Foils DSP and then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to the card base. There is enough room on the front to add a sentiment or you can leave blank and have this card on hand for any occasion.

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Be sure to join me next time for another creation with the Waterfront stamp set!

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A peacock with some bling!

Today’s card is another creation using the super cute Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-A Bration catalog. It’s bright, cheerful, and has some bling!

The card base is in Bermuda Bay card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is in Whisper White card stock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.  I used both of the “feather” stamps on the base layer, first stamping the longer image in Daffodil Delight ink and then stamped the shorter image in Bermuda Bay ink. Using Smokey Slate ink, randomly stamp the two smaller “star like” images. On a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the peacock’s body in Smokey Slate ink, then use Sponge Daubers to ink the fan/feather image in Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay inks. The image is cut out using the 4th largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and then adhere some Silver Metallic Thread on the back with Snail and use Stampin’ Dimensionals so this will “pop” on top of the base layer. After adhering the base layer to the card base, I felt like it still needed some bling, so I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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