Tulip Get Well Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute “get well” card made with the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper and the Tulip Builder Punch! This DSP was recently released by Stampin’ Up! that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch (from the 2020 SAB Catalog), Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder Punch, and Umbrella Builder Punch (these three are from the 2020 Mini Catalog), which is another cute way to use your punches for your creative projects! So, while sitting at my desk and watching some TV, I used the Tulip Builder Punch to punch out as many tulips and leaves just to see how many cards I could make with the punch outs. After it was all said and done, I was able to create six cards using two of the designs from the DSP, one for the tulips and one for the base layer. 

The base layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Note-I cut up the 12” x 12” DSP, first trimming 1 ½” off one side, turning 90 degrees and cutting at 4” (three times, along the 12” side), and then cutting those in half on the 10 ½” side, at 5 ¼”. I cut the 1 ½” strip along the 12” side at 4” and then cut the 1 ½” side in half, at ¾”, which are used for the inside. You will then have six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and six ¾” x 4” strips for the inside:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock, punch out with the 1” Circle Punch, and use the 1 1/8” Circle Scallop Punch on Blueberry Bushel Cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Use the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Vellum Cardstock. Tip- if you cut the Vellum Cardstock in half along the 8 ½” side, you will be able to cut six of these out.

3. Use one each of the punched-out tulips and three of the punched-out leaves.

To assemble, first adhere the stitched Vellum Cardstock to the base layer DSP (put the adhesive in the middle so the tulips will hide it), arrange/adhere the tulips and leaves, and adhere the layered sentiment with a dimensional:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Blueberry Bushel cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Aside from the time it took to punch out the tulips, this is really a very easy card to make! I really like the “rain shower” as the background for the tulips and if you make six of these cards, I feel that any of the sentiments from the Timeless Tulips stamp set could be used for the inside, simple leave the inside blank and stamp the sentiment as needed. This is a great way to have a stash of cards ready to go and use up your DSP! A couple more tips I can pass along, is that you will have enough full size tulips for five cards and for the sixth, you will have to punch out a partial one, but that can be hidden and you can also change up the leaves, the back side of the DSP is green and white speckled, so you can mix those up!

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A day for new beginnings card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and sweet card featuring the Power of Hope stamp set! This stamp set is actually part of a bundle, which includes the Stone 3D Embossing Folder, that you can earn for free with a qualifying $100 purchase from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog! I really wanted the embossing folder and coming with a stamp set is a plus! I’ve seen so many beautiful cards made with this bundle, but I wanted to try something a little different with just the stamp set and pair it with some designer series paper from the annual catalog. I wanted something soft and found the perfect design from the Garden Lane DSP! I also used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set for the inside of the card, choosing a sentiment I thought would pair nicely with the sentiment on the card front.

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Four of the pearl white Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

2. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the girl in Memento Ink, color the umbrella and belt in Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, the dress in Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, her hair in Bronze Stampin’ Blends, and her neck in Ivory Stampin’ Blends. Stamp the sentiment underneath in Memento Ink and then cut out with the third largest Stitched Nested Die. Tip-I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image and the sentiment.

3. Use the third largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and then stamp the lantern along the sides in Soft Sea Foam ink.

To assemble, adhere the Soft Sea Foam cardstock to the base layer DSP, adhere the stamped and colored Stitched Nested Label piece on top of that. I used my Take Your Pick Tool to help place the four pearl white sequins to the DSP base layer:

The completed piece is then adhered to a Soft Sea Foam cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Mint Macaron, and adhere a ¾” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this such a sweet card? I really love the color combination and the sentiments can really be used for a couple of different occasions, not just for a birthday. At my first attempt at coloring, I originally used the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends, but I just didn’t think it looked right and I didn’t want her hair to look like a “black blob”, so I then tried the bronze and liked that so much better. You can use any colors you like, I also chose to color her dress, umbrella, and belt to coordinate with the colors of the DSP base layer.

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The Power of Embossing!

ello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Power of Hope Bundle from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! While I will admit I was kind of on the fence about this bundle when I first saw it, even though I really wanted the embossing folder, the more super cute projects I saw with this bundle, I decided to get it! Isn’t that always the case? You aren’t quite sure and then you see all these super cute cards and then you just have to have it, lol! So, why not make a super cute and easy card that is all about embossing?

The base layer is a piece of Copper Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 6” piece of Copper Trim and use your fingertips/nails to fray the ends.

2. Cut a 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Basic Black cardstock, stamp the temple and lantern stamps in Versamark ink, and heat set with Copper Emboss Powder.

The embossed base layer is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. The Copper Trim is adhered to the back of the copper embossed cardstock and then adhered to the embossed base layer, slightly turned:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and maple tree in Versamark ink in the opposite corners, and heat set with Black Emboss Powder:

Wasn’t that so easy?? This is a great way to create a special card for someone to not only give them encouragement, but to let them know that you are thinking of them! I just love the effect of embossing on a card!

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Color Royal Peacock your way!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is pretty and easy to create featuring the Royal Peacock Bundle! I will admit that every time I sit at my desk with this stamp set I will get on Google to find pictures and inspiration of real peacocks. You will find several color inspirations, which the first one I started out with used Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, and Old Olive, but I just wasn’t happy with the end result. So, I put my computer away, set the colorful peacock aside, and started over with a blank piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Since the male is the colorful one, I decided to make a “female version” using Gray Granite as the base color, heat embossed the accent stamp with Silver Emboss Powder, and used Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends just to give her a bit of color. For these two stamps, I highly recommend using your Stamparatus to get a good alignment with the accent stamp:

The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Pretty Peacock Foil Sheet and is embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front your will need:

1. The stamped peacock cut out with the coordinating die and I added a small Pretty Peacock rhinestone from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones for the eye.

2. Two strips of the Scalloped Laced Trim and Braided Linen Trim, cut at different lengths.

3. A piece of Gray Granite cardstock cut out with the third largest Layering Ovals Dies and embossed with the Beads & Baubles EF. Tip-Before embossing, I placed the EF on top of the embossed foil sheet, lined up the cardstock to where I was going to place it, and then embossed. This gives the cardstock and the foil sheet a fluid look when layered.

I used some snail on the back of the embossed oval cardstock to adhere the trim pieces and then placed dimensionals on top. This is then adhered to the base layer:

Adhere the peacock on top of the embossed oval cardstock and then adhere this complete piece to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the flowers are stamped in Gray Granite ink:

So, what do you think of this “alternative coloring” for this peacock? I am much happier with this version and feel that the peacock still stands out against the foil sheet. I know that peacock’s have very distinct colors, so I may try something a little outside of the that color box on a future project.

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Create your own watercolor background!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper! You may have noticed that among some of the product changes in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, there is new watercolor paper. While I do still have some of the previous watercolor paper, I purchased a pack of the new paper so I can see for myself and share it with you. For starters, the new paper is 5” x 7” and comes with 10 sheets and the old paper is 6” x 9” and comes with 5 sheets, so slightly smaller, but more paper. Texture and color-the old paper has a distinct texture, whereas the new is very subtle and a bit smoother, but the color is pretty much the same. The new paper doesn’t feel as “stiff” as the old paper, but definitely is easy to color with using an Aqua Painter and Stampin’ Blends, which I used for today’s card. 

The one difference with the new paper, is that in order to get a “crisp and clean” stamped image, I had to use my Stampin’ Pierce Mat under the paper. I do have a large mat under my grid paper when I stamp so I don’t always have to use my pierce mat for photopolymer stamps, but using the pierce mat definitely made a difference! 

The bottom two flowers are stamped with the Stampin’ Pierce Mat behind the watercolor paper, the top three are stamped with the craft mat that I have on my desk.

The base layer is the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the large flower from Floral Essence in Smoky Slate and cut two additional images to create a mask so that the stamped flowers did not overlap onto each other:

I then used the small leaf stamp to fill in some of the space around the flowers:

I found it easiest to use a drop of refill ink for coloring, you can either use a clear block or place a drop of ink in the lid of the stamp pad (of the same color of course!)

1. Use the medium tip brush to color in the lines of the petals with Flirty Flamingo and Blackberry Bliss inks and to color in the centers with Daffodil Delight ink,

2. Use the large tip brush to fill in the flowers with Flirty Flamingo lines with Petal Pink ink and fill in the flowers with Blackberry Bliss lines with Highland Heather ink.

3. Use the medium tip brush to color in the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink.

4. Color the background around the flowers and leaves in with Light Soft Sea Foam ink.

5. Use a Blender Pen with Craft White ink around the outline of the flowers. Tip-I have a pen that one side is designated just for craft ink.

I wanted to see if I could give the paper a little more texture, so I embossed it with the Subtle EF, but after the ink completely dried:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. Enough Silver Metal Thread to wrap around your hand five times, this will go behind the sentiment.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Story Label Punch, and then punch out another piece in Silver Foil, cut in half, to layer behind the sentiment.

Adhere the Silver Foil layer behind the sentiment, place some additional adhesive on the back, and then wrap and twist the thread behind the sentiment:

The sentiment piece is adhered to the base layer with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base cut at 4 ¼”x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Smoky Slate ink. The flowers are stamped in the corner with Smoky Slate ink and I used one of the masks to layer the flowers. I colored these in with Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Blackberry Bliss, and Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends, to tie into the colors on the card front:

Isn’t this a fun way to create your own background?? I really enjoyed my first time using the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and will definitely try another project using Watercolor Pencils to share with you all!

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Shimmer nighttime card with Waterfront stamp set

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful friendship card featuring the Waterfront stamp set! Shimmer White Emboss Powder is one of the new embossing powders added to the annual catalog this year and I wanted to try it out to see how it would look creating a night sky! The best way to describe the powder is that it has a “hint of glitter”, but also gives your embossed image a bit of texture. This is sure to come in handy for Christmas cards and I can’t wait to use the Shimmer Black Emboss Powder for Halloween cards!

The base layer for this card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the mountains three times each in Night of Navy ink. I positioned the mountains just slightly lower than half way down the cardstock:

First start with a sponge brayer and Balmy Blue ink right across the mountains:

Use a second sponge brayer with Pacific Point ink above and below the mountains:

Use a third sponge brayer with Blueberry Bushel ink to cover the top and bottom of the cardstock:

I then used a sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink around the edges and a sponge dauber with Pacific Point ink to blend in the already inked area:

I first used the splatter or dotted stamp to stamp stars along the top in and the sun/moon in Craft White ink. I then heat embossed Shimmer White Embossing Powder:

You will also need a 4” piece of White Flax Ribbon, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, cut out with the smallest Stitched Shapes Die, and then use the third smallest Layering Squares Die to cut out a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to layer under the sentiment:

The base layer is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, the flax ribbon is adhered with Tear & Tape, and then the layered sentiment is adhered over the ribbon with mini dimensionals in each corner:

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink, use a sponge dauber with So Saffron ink, stamp the ground in Sahara Sand ink, the palm trees in Crumb Cake and Old Olive inks, and the house in Night of Navy ink:

Isn’t this an awesome card to send to a friend to let them know you are thinking of them? The Waterfront stamp set has been one of my favorites, there are so many possible sceneries that you can create with it! 

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Sending you well wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet card to send when someone you know needs a little pick-me-up! This card has lots of textures and layers, but is so very easy to make! If you haven’t checked out the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets and Rhinestones, you should! The colors for both of these are just stunning and coordinate beautifully!

To start, your base layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Subtle 3D Emboss Folder:

I used this design from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, first cut the bottom piece at ¾” x 6” and then cut at 2” so you will have one piece 4” x 5 ¼” and another piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. For this card you will need the ¾” x 6” and 2” x 5 ¼”:

You will layer the DSP on a piece of Pool Party cardstock, cut at 2 ¼” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the embossed cardstock base layer:

Cut another piece of Pool Party cardstock at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” and a piece of Pretty Peacock foil sheet at 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”. Heat emboss the dandelion image on the foil sheet in White Embossing Powder, keeping the heat on low or being very careful not to heat too much as the foil will start to melt. On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the dandelion seeds in Pool Party ink, ink the sentiment first in Versamark ink and then Pretty Peacock ink, stamp on the cardstock, and heat emboss using Clear Embossing Powder, cutting out with the 5thfrom the larges scalloped Layering Circle Die:

The embossed foil sheet is layered on top of the Pool Party cardstock and adhered to the base layer. To adhere the sentiment, apply adhesive to the top half (to adhere to the foil) and use a couple of dimensionals on the bottom half to adhere to the embossed base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. I added a rhinestone in Pretty Peacock to the middle of each dandelion:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess, stamp the dandelion seeds in Pool Party ink, and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Pretty Peacock ink:

Don’t you just love pairing Pool Party with Pretty Peacock? The layout of this card is very easy to replicate with any stamp set, DSP, and color combo!

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Versamark Pad

 

 

Embossing Buddy

 

 

Snail Adhesive