Let’s experiment with metallic ink!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun Thanksgiving card with a whole lot of copper! Not only is there Copper Trim, Copper Foil Sheet, Copper Embossing, but Celestial Copper Metallic ink! I just love the new copper metallic ink and I will show you how I used this ink pad three different ways to create this WOW card!! 

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder. To “color” the trees with the copper ink, I found it easiest to simply lightly pat the paper with the ink pad. This way the embossed cardstock will pick up the ink to accentuate the trees, where as “dragging the pad” may leave some lines from the ink pad and inking up the embossing folder works if you want to use the debossed side and is a little bit messy. TIP-Use your heat tool to speed up the drying process:

For the card front:

1. Stamp the large leaf in copper ink on a piece of Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use enough Copper Trim to tie into a bow around the bottom of the base layer.

3. Use the circle die from the Stitched Labels Dies to cut from a piece of Copper Foil and heat emboss the sentiment in Copper Emboss Powder. Stamping the sentiment in copper ink did not show up very well, that is why I heat embossed it.

4. Ink all three of the emboss/die cut dies with copper ink, I just pressed the die onto the ink pad and used my scissors to pick them up at the leaf stem. Spritz Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, and Crushed Curry cardstock with water before cutting/embossing with the die. TIP-Make sure the wet side of the cardstock is the backside and use your heat tool to speed up the metallic ink process:

Adhere the two big leaves first, the two of the small leaves, and then the smallest leaf is in the front:

The embossed sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals and tie the Copper Trim around the bottom into a bow:

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

For the inside sentiment, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the wheat stamp first generation one time and second generation (or stamping off one time) twice, one on each side of the middle stamped image, and stamp the sentiment in the middle in Merry Merlot ink:

Isn’t this an awesome card?? We all know how to stamp the inked image to paper and how to add ink to our embossed cardstock, but how about inking up your die before cutting?? I just love how the leaves turned out and you can easily clean the die with a baby wipe! If you want to make multiples of this card, you can easily cut/emboss two of the leaves before you would have to re-ink the die!!

The top set of leaves are first cut and the second set of leaves are second cut

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Thinking of you with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the new In Color Rococo Rose! While it is so easy to coordinate In Colors with designer series paper, are you sometimes left thinking “what colors can I coordinate with In Colors?” Well, I challenged myself to create a card without designer series paper and have one of the 2019-2021 In Colors! I chose to use Rococo Rose and after comparing the different color options, I chose to pair it with Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and a little bit of Copper Foil. I just get a warm and earth tone feel from Rococo Rose and thought these colors would be perfect. So then, what stamp set?? Rooted in Nature immediately came to mind, then I wanted to add my own background and why not include an embossing folder?

To start, you will need a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Rococo Rose cardstock for your base layer, a 2 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock:

The Rococo Rose cardstock is embossed with the Tin Tile 3D folder, I will be using the “debossed side”, and the wood plank stamp from Gallery Grunge is stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock in Rococo Rose ink:

I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Early Espresso ink on the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock, used the branch die from Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies to cut 3 pieces out of Copper Foil Sheets, and the bow is Linen Thread that I measured 30”, folded 3 times (you will have three 10” strips of thread), tied into a bow, and then trimmed the ends to even out (so you basically have a three layered bow):

The Very Vanilla cardstock is adhered to the Crumb Cake cardstock, the Copper Foil pieces are adhered at the bottom (so they are fanned out), the bow is adhered with glue dots, and then this piece is adhered with Mini Dimensionals:

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The embossed cardstock base layer is adhered to the card base and then the layered cardstock is adhered on top:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the tree branch stamp is embossed with Copper Foil:

Isn’t this a great way to create your own background and show this beautiful new color, Rococo Rose?? If you want to use darker colors, Merry Merlot and Blackberry Bliss would pair nicely! If lighter is more your style, then try Blushing Bride and Petal Pink! An easy way I see if I like a color combination is to compare my ink pads! I’ll line them up next to each other to see if they might work! Cardstock works just as well, too!

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Feel better soon

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super sweet “get well soon” card! No matter if someone is feeling “down and out” or “down for the count”, what better way to perk them up than a bright and colorful card! Speaking of color, do you ever wonder about different color combinations and how to figure them out? Head to Pinterest! That’s how I decided on the colors I used today. I started out with Coastal Cabana and I wanted to use colors that I could also use for the flower from Humming Along, so I chose to use Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green with Copper Foil for a little bling!

I first started with the flower on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Smoky Slate ink with my Stamparatus:

The flower is colored in with Light and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends, the stem and leaf and colored with Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the stamen is colored in with Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends:

This is then heat embossed with copper powder and cut out with the coordinating framelit:

The base layer is Mango Melody cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The next layer is this design in Coastal Cabana from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3” x 5 ¼” and then two strips of Copper Foil, cut at ¾” x 5 ¼”:

First adhere the Copper Foil strips to the back of the Coastal Cabana DSP (use your grid paper to help line them up) and then adhere to the Mango Melody cardstock:

For the rest of the card front, you will need to cut out flower, a piece of Whisper White Tulle Ribbon tied into a bow, and the sentiment from Florentine Filigree stamp set is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smaller layering framelit from Lily Framelits Dies, and then cut out a piece of Mango Melody cardstock with the larger layering framelit:

Adhere the flower on the DSP, adhere the bow with a glue dot, and then adhere the layering cardstock pieces together, then adhere to the card front with dimensionals. This is then adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼”x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is from Humming Along in Coastal Cabana ink and adhere a ¾” strip of the DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

What do you think?? Bright, fun, quick, and easy! All the things a card should be! Have you ever been stuck on color combinations? Just choose one color and see what you get, you just may be surprised!

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Simply Thankful

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a stunning card using the Stampin’ Blends and the Country Home stamp set! Now, I cannot take total credit for this as the coloring of the can was CASE’d from a post I saw on Facebook and now I cannot for the life of me find this post and give proper credit! This is one of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, all the brilliant ideas and inspiration that we share with each other! Now I can share this with you!

If you are need for a last-minute Thanksgiving card or even a thank you card, this may be what you are looking for, so let’s get started on this easy card!

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is a combination of a 2 ½” x 5 ¼” DSP design from Country Lane and a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Copper Foil Sheet that is embossed with the Tin Tile DTIEF. I made the embossed Copper Foil Sheet darker by using a Sponge Dauber with black ink and then adhered the two pieces together making it a 4” x 5 ¼” layer:

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For the flowers and can, I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 2 ½” and stamped the images in Memento Ink. To create the “bronze” look to the can, I used a combination of Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers. There’s no real way to do this, I just started with Dark Pineapple Punch in the middle, colored with Light Pumpkin Pie around, Dark Soft Suede along the edges and blended Light Soft Suede. I kept playing until I achieved the result I was looking for. The flowers were colored in using the Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Mango Melody, and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers. I then used the Detailed Trio Punch to round two of the opposite end corners and tied a piece of Copper Trim around the bottom:

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TIP-I HIGHLY recommend using thick cardstock AND letting the layers dry. I have an example below of using regular cardstock and not letting the layers dry and well, they bled outside the lines! Lol

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The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the stamped image is adhered on top with dimensionals:

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For the inside, the sentiment is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder and then two of the corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch on opposite corners to match the front of the card:

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Wasn’t that easy?? The only thing that was really time consuming was the coloring on regular cardstock only to have it bleed and then start over again. But hey, we live and learn and that’s all about the card making adventure!

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Clean and simple card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a Clean and Simple card that is so easy to make multiples of! This is a great design to use when you need to make some cards but are limited on time. Now that the Fall weather is finally here on the East Coast, or at least here in Virginia, I thought this card would be perfect to make!

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For the card front, you will cut this design from the Wood Textures DSP into 3” x 3” (basically cutting in half, the DSP is 6” x 6”), cut a piece of Copper Foil Sheet 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, use the detailed leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut out from the middle of the Copper Foil Sheet:

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Adhere the DSP to the Foil Sheet and then adhere the leaf in the middle:

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This is then adhered to the base layer with dimensionals and I used Copper Trim to tie around into a bow:

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To complete the front, adhere the base layer to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside of the card, use the coordinating leaf stamp from Seasonal Layers and heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder:

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This is a very quick and easy card, I made four using two sheets of Thick Whisper White and Whisper White cardstock and one sheet of DSP and Copper Foil! This is another great way to use up that 6” x 6” DSP!

fullsizeoutput_2a5cWondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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