No line watercoloring with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy “no line watercoloring” card featuring the Rooted in Nature stamp set! If you have never tried watercoloring, today’s card is a great way to give it a try, even if you don’t think you have “an artistic bone”! lol Just like with card making, it’s best to start with something small and simple, this way you can work on your skills and gradually work on adding more to your cards!

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

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. A 4” strip of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon.

2. Sahara Sand Adhesive-Backed Sequins, from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

3. Heat emboss the sentiment on Garden Green cardstock in White Embossing Powder and use your snips to cut out.

4. Stamp and watercolor the tree image on a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (instructions below for stamping and coloring) and cut out with the third smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die. Use the fourth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, which will be layered under the watercolor paper.

For the “no line watercoloring”:

1. Stamp the tree image on the watercolor paper in Smoky Slate.

2. Using the smaller aqua painter brush, use Early Espresso ink for the tree trunk and limbs and Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves.

3. Using the bigger aqua painter brush, use Soft Sea Foam ink to color around the tree, from top to bottom. I gave this a gradient look by using less ink as I colored down to the bottom of the tree.

To assemble the card front, use Tear & Tape to adhere the flax ribbon across the middle of the DSP, use dimensionals to adhere the tree image and sentiment pieces, and use your Take Your Pick tool to place four of the Sahara Sand adhesive-back sequins to the DSP:

This completed piece is 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 Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Quick and easy card to make! No line watercoloring is another great way to give your stamped images a different look! Of the products used for this card, the Garden Lane DSP, Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins are all on the retirement list from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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CASEing the catalog with Sailing Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card that I CASEd from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog featuring the Come Sail Away Suite! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget about all the great ideas that you can find for making cards and crafts right in the annual catalog! Even though the only products from this suite that are carrying over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog are the stamp set and dies, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make that would be perfect for a variety of occasions:

The base layer is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the seagrass die to cut two pieces from Old Olive cardstock and one piece from Mossy Meadow and Vellum cardstocks each.

2. Use the 2” Circle Punch to punch out of Vellum cardstock.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the large sentiment die.

4. Stamp the anchor in Night of Navy ink on Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

5. Cut a 9” piece of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine.

I used glue dots to adhere the seagrass to the embossed base layer, with the Old Olive cardstock seagrass overlapping the Vellum seagrass to hide the glue dots:

I adhered the sentiment off-set to the vellum circle and placed adhesive on the back hidden by the sentiment. Thread the twine thru the hole of the anchor, tie into a knot, trim the excess twine, and adhere the anchor with dimensionals and a glue dot behind the knot to keep it in place:

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

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the anchor in the corner in Night of Navy ink:

Quick and easy card, right?? I opted not to use an inside sentiment at this time, but save this card for “as needed”. As I said before, this suite is retiring and the only products carrying over are the stamp set and dies, but will not be available at the discounted bundled price. Don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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A fun pop-up camera lens card with Capture the Good

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute card featuring the Capture the Good stamp set! This is a quick and easy card to make and I wanted to take it up a step with the camera lens by using two layers of mini wobble springs! If you don’t know what wobbles are, these are fun springs that come in two different sizes (you can buy them online) and are fun accents if you want part of your card to pop up! By adding two layers of the mini wobbles, this makes the camera lens seem like it’s “zooming in” on you!

For this card, the base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and the sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Two mini wobbles.

2. Heat emboss the sentiment in Silver Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

3. Heat emboss the camera in Silver Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock and fussy cut out. 

4. To create the two layers of lenses, heat emboss the lens in Silver Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock twice, use the 1 ½” Circle Punch on one lens, and the 1” Circle Punch on the other lens. I used one 6mm clear droplet from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets in the middle of the lens on the 1” punched lens.

I first attached the 1 ½” circle lens with one mini wobble to the cut out camera and then attached the other mini wobble to the 1” circle lens to the 1 ½” circle lens:

The two base layers are adhered together, the cut out camera is adhered on top, and the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a Lovely Lipstick 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”, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and the small shutter lens stamp in Smoky Slate ink, using the Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in the heart of two of them:

Isn’t this a fun and easy card to make?? This is so easy, that you can easily change up the Lovely Lipstick color to any other color of your choosing! Now, if you don’t have wobbles and want to make this card right away, you can easily substitute the mini wobbles with dimensionals!

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Pop of Poppy Parade with Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which, unlike the title, is a quick and easy card from the Peaceful Poppies Suite! Seriously, try saying the title three times fast! Lol I really hope that both of these stamp sets and coordinating dies carry over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I just love how they all coordinate so beautifully together! But for today’s card, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make with these two bundles and that wonderful (but forgotten about) Shimmery White Cardstock! 

The base layer is Shimmery White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first started by stamping the large poppy stamp in Memento ink (start in the middle and work your way out and around), stamped the single leaf stamp in Memento ink in areas that I felt needed a little fill in, and then used the large splatter stamp in Poppy Parade ink on the poppies:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the swirly/circle die to cut out of Basic Black cardstock.

2. Peaceful Poppies Sequins, I used only the Black and dark Poppy Parade ones.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on Shimmery White cardstock and punch out with the 2” Circle Punch.

4. Use the flower bud die to cut out two pieces from Poppy Parade cardstock and the two small leaf dies to cut out of Basic Black cardstock.

I adhered the punched circle sentiment piece to the die cut swirly/circle die cut piece, adhered the flower bud to the leaves, and then adhered those on the sentiment piece. I tried to make it look like the flower buds were a part of the swirly/circle die cut piece:

This sentiment piece is adhered to the stamped base layer with dimensionals and then I used my Take Your Pick tool to pick up a sequin, place it on a glue dot, and then place the sequin on the cardstock. If you have a little bit of the glue dot sticking out, use the piercing end to kind of roll, or fold, the glue dot under the sequin:

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black 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 flower in Memento ink and stamp the sentiment and small splatter stamp in Poppy Parade ink:

Super quick and easy to make! You can easily make several of these cards, just change the color from Poppy Parade and use the clear, black, and/or gold sequins. You could even use the Iridescent Sequins or Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins to coordinate your pop of color! 

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Fore the Greatest Guy!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun masculine themed card featuring the Country Club Suite! While this suite is awesome for the golfer in your life, it is also great to make a variety of more masculine themed cards! One of my favorite products from this suite are the Golf Club Dies, not only do they coordinate with the stamps, but there are some super cute accent dies! 

The base layer for the card front is this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 4” x 2 ½”, spritz with water, and emboss with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.

2. Use the grass die to cut four pieces out of Garden Green cardstock. Since these are cutting and embossing dies, spritz the cardstock with water first.

3. Stamp the golf ball on the tee stamp in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock, use the Pineapple Punch and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the tee and grass, and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the shield shape die. Stamp the sentiment again in Poppy Parade ink and use the small banner die to cut out the block sentiment, this will be adhered to the shield shape cut-out, covering the gray sentiment.

5. Use the triple golf ball die to cut and emboss on a piece Silver Foil Sheet.

Use liquid glue to adhere the embossed cardstock to the DSP base layer. I also used liquid glue to adhere the die cut grass pieces, two pieces from each side. Use mini dimensionals to adhere the die cut golf ball piece in the middle:

The die cut sentiment is adhered with mini dimensionals and the silver golf balls are adhered with glue dots. Using the Take Your Pick Tool helps with picking up and placing the silver golf balls:

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Gray 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 Poppy Parade ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super fun card?? This is a great masculine themed card to have on hand for birthdays and Father’s Day! This card design is meant to be simple enough to replicate and use up a sheet of DSP, which would give you six cards!!

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Sending out Love, one card at a time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy card to create featuring the Flowering Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper that has been colored to coordinate with Stampin’ Up cardstock with Stampin’ Blends! The motivation behind this card, is that now we are all staying home a lot more (aka social distancing) and maybe you are spending more time making cards and catching up doing all the little things that maybe would normally get pushed aside for lack of time. There are many ways that we can keep in touch with family and friends, thanks to technology, but what about sending a card to let them know that you are thinking about them? What better way to lift someone’s spirits than to send a pretty card? Not only is this a great way for you to do something that you love (creating cards), but to brighten someone’s day by receiving pretty mail! 

What I first started out with is the small flower design from the Flowering Foils DSP and cut it down into three 4” x 12” strips. I decided that I wanted to color in the DSP with light colors from my Stampin’ Blends and chose Dark Petal Pink, Light Purple Posy, and Light Mint Macaron. I proceeded to color in the DSP around the flowers with the brush tip of each Stampin’ Blends pen, which took about 1 ½ hours:

I then cut each 4” x 12” piece, along the 12” side, at 5 ¼” and this will give you six base layers for six cards. Since that left me with a 1 ½” x 4” strip, I cut that in half, along the 1 ½” side, at ¾”. This small strip will be used for the inside of the card:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon long enough to go across the middle of the DSP. Since you can have your base layer DSP go vertically (4” x 5 ¼”) or horizontally (5 ¼” x 4”), make sure which way you want to layer onto your card base. I did a mix and match, four are horizontal and two are vertical.

2. Use the swirly circle die from the Painted Labels Dies to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used the sentiment from the Abstract Impression stamp set and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

I used my grid sheet to help position the ribbon in the middle of the DSP base layer, placed a small amount of adhesive in the middle of the ribbon to keep it in place, and then adhered the ribbon ends to the back of the DSP. The sentiment is adhered with dimensionals to the side, over the ribbon:

This base layer is adhered to a Purple Posy 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 sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder, and adhere the ¾” strip on the side:

Here are the three different colored cards and the inside of the Mint Macaron, the card base is cut at 4 ¼” x 11”and scored at 5 ½”:

Aside from the time it took to color the DSP, this really is a simple card to make! I wasn’t sure if I was going to use a coordinating color for the card base, but I really liked the look of using the same colored cardstock as the Stampin’ Blends used to color the DSP. If you don’t have the Painted Labels Dies, you can always use your Layering Circles Dies, Layering Square Dies, and punches! Let’s get some happy mail sent out today!!

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Fun birthday card in a snap!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card featuring the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper! This DSP coordinates with four punches from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs! While this DSP is fun to use your punches on, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make using one of the designs from the DSP and you can make multiples from one sheet, which is another great way to use up your products and stock up on cards to send!

The base layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Glitter Enamel Dots, two in Gorgeous Grape and one in Coastal Cabana.

2. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and punch out with the Pretty Label Punch. I then used the star/heart/flower background stamp from Birthday Backgrounds in Blushing Bride ink to stamp over the sentiment. I also used the Pretty Label Punch to punch out a piece in Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut in half, this will be layered under the sentiment.

3. Use enough Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow and color with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. 

To assemble to card front, tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow, use liquid glue to adhere the punched layers together, with the Gorgeous Grape cardstock just peeking out from behind, use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over the ribbon to the DSP base layer, and use your Take Your Pick tool to adhere the Glitter Enamel Dots to the middle of three flowers on the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape 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 Gorgeous Grape ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP to the bottom:

Quick and easy card, right?? You can easily make six of these cards with the basic cut of 12” x 12” DSP! Don’t forget that your Stampin’ Blends are a great way to color ribbon so it coordinates with your card! Want to make the ribbon darker? Then color the ribbon with your Stampin’ Blends multiple times, until your achieve the color you want!

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