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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A Wicked Halloween Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick Halloween card! With less than 2 weeks till Halloween, I double checked my Halloween card stash (yes, I do send cards at Halloween!!) and surprise, surprise….I’m behind! So I came up with today’s card that is very easy to duplicate and make multiples of, I made four of these exact cards. Let’s face it, when it comes to holiday cards, we all want to make those super cute and fancy cards, but sometimes LIFE happens and then it’s crunch time! Lol

The base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the spider web stamp in Memento Ink around the outer edges of the cardstock:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Basic Black Satin Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow.

2. Stamp the pumpkin from Gather Together on Pumpkin Pie cardstock in Early Espresso ink, cutting out with coordinating die. Use the Bronze Stampin’ Blend for the stem and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend around the shadows of the pumpkin.

3. Use the spider die to cut out from Black Foil Sheet.

4. One Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Dies. Use a Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate ink around the edges and then adhere the skull and crossbones enamel shape.

Tie the ribbon around the base layer into a bow:

Adhere the pumpkin, sentiment and spider with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals:

Adhere this completed piece to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink, the bats are stamped in Memento ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate ink around the edges of the cardstock:

Fun and easy Halloween card, right?? When I was prepping this card, I found it easier to cut the Stitched Nested Die from the cardstock first and then I used one of the cut outline pieces as a base to place the cardstock in with my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. I find this process the easiest when I have multiple sentiments, no need to stamp and then try and make sure that it’s lined up for cutting with a punch or die.

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Wishing you well

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made from the Come to Gather Suite! I can honestly say that Stampin’ Up! hit it out of the park with the Come to Gather Suite for your fall themed cards and projects! I just love the rich jeweled toned colors used for the Designer Series Paper! Since this DSP is 12” x 12” and has 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double sided designs), you can use this one design of DSP to create 6 quick and easy cards!

The base layer is this design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. 2 pieces of Gold Shimmer Ribbon, each piece long enough to go across the DSP, horizontal and vertical.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the second smallest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out, and then use the background stamp in Sahara Sand ink to fill in.

3. Use the smallest leaf die to cut out of Gold Foil, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot cardstock. Before cutting, spritz the Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot cardstock with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (a spritzer filled with Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of paint).

First start assembling the card front with the ribbon, use your grid paper to help keep the lines straight, use a small bit of snail on the back of the ribbon to adhere to the DSP, and then on the back of the DSP to adhere the ends of the ribbon:

The sentiment is adhered on top of the ribbon and then the leaves are adhered to the corner of the sentiment, fanning them out, but keeping the “stems” lined up:

This piece is then adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added a large Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to the middle of where the stems meet:

For the inside sentiment, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the leaf stamp in Sahara Sand ink, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then adhere a coordinating strip of DSP along the bottom, ¾” x 4”:

Isn’t this a great fall themed card?? I chose these sentiments because you can send a card to let the recipient know that you are thinking of them, for a variety of reasons, birthday, Thanksgiving, etc. With this simple layout, you can make 6 of these cards by cutting your 12” x 12” DSP like this:

1. Figure out the direction (if it matters) you want your DSP-horizontal or vertical, then cut 1 ½” off the bottom. Measurement: 1 ½” x 12” and 10 ½” x 12”.

2.  Take the 10 ½” x 12” piece of DSP and cut at 4” along the 12” side of the DSP. Measurement: 4” x 10 ½” and 8” x 10 ½”.

3. Take that 4” x 10 ½” and cut it in half along the 10 ½” side. This will give you two pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼”. 

4. Repeat on the 8” x 10 ½” piece of DSP, cutting at 4”, and then at 5 ¼”. You will have six pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”.

5. Cut at 1 ½” x 12” strip of DSP at 4”, giving your three pieces measuring 1 ½” x 4”.

5. Cut the 1 ½” x 4” piece in half along the 1 ½” side, this will give you two pieces measuring ¾” x 4”. Repeat this step on the rest of the strips and you will have six pieces measuring ¾” x 4”.

This basic cut is a great way to use up that DSP (no more hoarding!) and you can dress the card front up or down with other products (punches, dies, ribbon, embellishments) without trying to figure out how to use up a whole bunch of little pieces! You can even take two of the base layers, cut them each diagonally, and use each side of the DSP design! Even easier is to use one piece and measure a cut across and flip one side over! So many easy possibilities!!

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A Wicked Good Time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute Halloween card featuring the Wonderfully Wicked and Gather Together Bundles! I recently purchased the new pigment sprinkles and I just love them! If you have the Brusho Crystal Colour, which I do, the new pigment sprinkles are completely different! Not only are they in 6 Stampin’ Up! colors, the jars feature a screw-top lid and a snap lid to close the opening for sprinkling these pretty little pigments! I wanted to use these pigment sprinkles with the watercolor paper to create the pumpkins for this card and just love how they turned out! 

The base layer is Old Olive cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the Buffalo Check Background stamp. I used my Stamparatus so that I could stamp the image again if needed:

For the card front:

1. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of the burlap ribbon, fraying the ends with your fingertips/nails.

2. Use wicked die to cut out of Black Foil Sheets.

3. To create the pumpkins, use a 1 ¾” x 5” piece of Fluid 100 watercolor paper (or a big enough scrap piece), lightly spritz water on the paper, sprinkle Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight pigment sprinkles on the paper, and then spritz with water again. To speed up the drying process, I used my heat tool. I used a spritzer with rubbing alcohol and champagne mist shipper paint over the watercolor paper. I stamped two each of the pumpkin stamps in Early Espresso ink, cut out with the coordinating dies, and colored in the stem with Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker:

Adhere the burlap ribbon to the stamped base layer with Tear & Tape. The pumpkins are adhered together, the big pumpkin to the back of the two smaller ones, use glue dots to adhere the “wicked” to the pumpkins, and then use liquid glue to adhere this to the burlap ribbon:

On a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss the sentiments in White Emboss Powder, and trim down. These are adhered to the base layer with black dimensionals and I also added 6 of the black enamel dots. This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink and the cats are stamped in Memento ink:

Isn’t this a cute card?? Something a little different, using pumpkins to incorporate with the Halloween card! If you’ve been thinking about purchasing the pigment sprinkles, I say go for it! They are a little messy (to be expected), so you can use latex gloves and if not, the colors do rinse from your hands easily!

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Versamark Pad

 

 

Stamparatus

 

 

Snail Adhesive