Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to Mix it up Monday! Today I am mixing a whole lot of creativeness to make this awesome display case picture! I was inspired to make this as a follow up to the Father’s Day Blog Hop card from Saturday, if you missed it, you can see it here. Please note, this 8” x 10” display case picture frame is not sold by Stampin’ Up!

I first started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5” x 7”:

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I masked the bottom half of the cardstock at 4”:

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The sun stamp is from the High Tide stamp set in Pineapple Punch ink:

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The sun stamp from Lilypad Lake is only a ring image, so I used that in Crushed Curry ink around the Pineapple Punch sun:

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I used a Sponge Brayer in Crushed Curry ink across the mask line (yes, I forgot to mask the sun, however, I will show you what I did later):

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For the rest of the sunset coloring, I used sponges in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Merry Merlot, and Night of Navy:

How if fixed the mistake with the sun, is I used the sun stamp from High Tide again and stamped it twice in Crushed Curry ink:

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I removed the mask from the bottom of the sunset and repositioned it to cover the sunset:

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The shoreline was created by using the lighthouse ground cover stamp from High Tide in Sahara Sand ink and then I used a Sponge Brayer in Sahara Sand to fill in:

To create the water, start with a Sponge Brayer and Blueberry Bushel ink, and you will want to get a concentration of ink towards the sunset line:

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Next, you will use another Sponge Brayer and Night of Navy ink to make the water even darker. I really like combining these two colors together for this water look, I sampled these on a piece of scratch paper to first see if I just wanted one of the blues by themselves or to combine them together:

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When I removed the mask I didn’t quite like the abrupt line between the water and the sunset, so I used the Sponge Brayer with Blueberry Bushel in and carefully went along that line to try and soften it up:

To create the sun reflection on the water, I used this little stamp from High Tide and Whisper White Craft ink:

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I filled in the rest of the water using the wave stamp from High Tide and Whisper White Craft ink. My craft ink is very juicy, so I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then stamped the image on the cardstock 2 or 3 more times before inking again and repeating the process:

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Using Basic Black cardstock, cut out these images using the Lakeside Framelit Dies. The sailboat framelit from this set cuts out two boats together and then a small one, so I positioned the cardstock so it would only cut out this small sailboat:

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The images are then positioned and adhered with Glue Dots:

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Since I wasn’t sure which Designer Series Paper I wanted to use, I waited until the previous part was complete and then chose this DSP from Nature’s Poem DSP and trimmed it down to 8” x 10”:

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I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere the cardstock to the DSP so I would have time to reposition if needed and to ensure it stays adhered to the DSP since the glass from the frame is not right on top of it:

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To complete the project, place in the display frame:

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I thought this was a great follow up for a Father’s Day gift to go along with the card or you can even make a card with these instructions, just us a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Happy Wishes

Hello and welcome to part 5 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration spotlight on stamp sets! Today I created two quick and easy cards with the Happy Wishes stamp set! You can earn this free with a qualifying $100.00 order and if you are looking for a stamp set with lots of saying, this is it! But don’t delay, Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, Saturday March 31st!

Happy Day card:

The card base is Berry Burst cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is Berry Burst Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

From the Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, cut at piece of the iridescent paper 2” x 5 ¼” and punch the end out with the Banner Triple Punch.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the “happy” stamp in Basic Gray Archival ink, color the leaves with Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker, and the flowers are colored in Blushing Bride, Berry Burst, and Rich Razzleberry inks. I used the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker but used a Blender Pen with the Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry inks since the markers were too dark for me. The “day” sentiment was stamped in Berry Burst ink. This is then cut out with the 2nd largest Lots of Labels Thinlits and I used some Snail on the back to adhere some Silver Metallic Thread.

To put this card together, I adhered the glimmer paper with Fast Fuse to the Foil DSP layer, adhered that to the card base, and adhered the sentiment in the middle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Best Wishes card:

The card base is in Tempting Turquoise cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is Soft Sky Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

From the Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, cut at piece of the turquoise paper 2” x 5 ¼” and punch the end out with the Banner Triple Punch.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the “best” in Basic Gray Archival ink, color the leaves with Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker and color the flowers with a Blender Pen and Tempting Turquoise and Soft Sky inks. The “wishes” sentiment is stamped in Tempting Turquoise ink. This is then cut out with the 3rd largest Lots of Labels Thinlits and I used some Snail on the back to adhere some Silver Metallic Thread.

To put this card together, I adhered the glimmer paper with Fast Fuse to the Foil DSP layer, adhered that to the card base, and adhered the sentiment in the middle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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With so many sentiments from this set, the greetings are endless! What I love about these cards is how quick and simple they were to create and the added sparkle of glitter and foil papers!

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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Beyond card making

Did you know that you can expand your creativity beyond card making and scrapbooking? Have you ever thought about creating a treasured memory from a simple photo? This is what today’s project is about!

This last September we spent a week in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with family and friends and what a wonderful time we all had! We surprised our very dear friends with their daughter, son-in-law, and grandbabies coming up from Florida and we surprised my in-laws (who live in Washington State) with our youngest son flying in from Hawaii. My MIL absolutely loves lighthouses, so one day my husband drove my in-laws and son around to visit the lighthouses. This picture was taken on Hatteras Island in front of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse of the three of them and we thought this picture would be great to use for my MIL for her birthday.

The frame, shells, and netting all came from a local craft store, but I really wanted to add something extra to this and knew that the High Tide stamp set would be perfect! The bottom scenery is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 2” x 4”. Using Sponge Daubers, I sponged Pool Party ink on the top half for the water and sponged Sahara Sand ink on the bottom half for the sand, the waves are stamped in Dapper Denim ink, the grass is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink, the birds are stamped in Memento ink, and I used the “speckled” stamp from the Waterfront set in Sahara Sand ink. The sentiment is stamped in Pool Party ink and then used a Sponge Dauber with Dapper Denim ink around the edges of the sentiment to give a slight ombre’ effect, then I used the 6th largest Scalloped Square framelit to cut the sentiment. Everything is adhered with a hot glue gun, lots and lots of hot glue! 😊

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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 project and thanks for stopping by!

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