Lovely Flowers

Hello and welcome to day 4 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration countdown! Today’s card will by my final creation using the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP. I know, sad face L! I really do enjoy using this paper and I could go on, but I’ve got other ideas and more Sale-A-Bration products to share! For this card, I really wanted to show the simplicity in creating a stunning card with a few simple products, including a Q-Tip!

The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is Springtime Foils Specialty DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

When I first started coloring in the flowers with Sponge Daubers, it was to create a soft look and purposely coloring outside the lines, but the control wasn’t what I wanted, so hence a Q-Tip! I actually used Precision Tips to color in the flowers in Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral inks and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink. I really love how these turned out! I tied a piece of the Shimmer Ribbon in Calypso Coral in a bow around the DSP and stamped the sentiment from the Blossoming Basket stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink, punched the end with the Banner Triple Punch and sponged Calypso Coral ink around the edge. The DSP is adhered to the card base with Snail and then sentiment is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the ribbon.

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Viola! Easy, peasy, pretty as you please! Sometimes it really is a simple card that makes you “WOW!”

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Flowers for you

Hello and welcome to day 3 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration countdown! Today’s card is keeping with the “springtime” feeling with two of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP sheets and some pops of color! With the 2016-2018 In Colors retiring soon, I wanted incorporate at least one color and Flirty Flamingo was it!

The card base is Flirty Flamingo cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is cut at 4” 5 ¼”.

I used Sponge Brayers to color the dotted DSP in Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo inks. I chose a couple of flowers from the DSP and colored those in Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Calypso Coral, and Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ blends. The leaves are from the Rose Garden Thinlits in light green from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, which are then adhered behind the flowers. A piece of Vellum Paper is cut out using the largest scalloped framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits, with the flowers then adhered on top. To give the flowers a “dewy look” I added some glitter circle and raindrops from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

To put the card together, I adhered the DSP to the card base and then adhered the flowers and vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, stamped on Whisper White card stock on Memento ink, then end is punched out using the Banner Triple Punch, and then sponged around the edges in Flirty Flamingo ink with a Stampin’ Sponge.

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What do you think? Bright, cheerful, and springtime? This is really a great versatile card that can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment.

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Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new theme! As you may know, the countdown for Sale-A-Bration is near us, March 31st! So, that means you have less than two weeks to earn any free items that you’ve had your eye on! I decided to change things up a bit and instead of 3 days of ideas, you’re going to get 5!! This week I am featuring the Designer Series Papers that you can earn from Sale-A-Bration, Bubbles & Fizz and Springtime Foils. I really hope you enjoy all these creations I’m sharing with you!

For my first card, I am using the silver striped Springtime Foils Specialty DSP with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. I wasn’t sure how or what I was going to do, but I knew that I wanted to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise with this DSP.

The card base is in Bermuda Bay, 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”.

I colored the DSP using a Sponge Brayer and Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise inks, starting at the bottom in that order. From the Magical Mermaid stamp set, I used the long stamp with the crabs and shells and stamped along the bottom in Crumb Cake ink. Next, I stamped the seaweed stamp in Tranquil Tide ink just above, trying to make it look like an ocean floor. The mermaid was stamped in Memento ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then the tail is colored in with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise inks using Sponge Daubers. The mermaids back and arm is colored in with the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and hair is colored in with Light Crumb Cake, Light Calypso Coral, and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. I added some Wink of Stella to the tail for a shimmer effect.

The sentiment is also from the Magical Mermaid stamp set, which I used Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the word, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and used the 2nd smallest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out. I felt that looked a little bland, so I stamped the long stamp with the crab and shells in Crumb Cake ink.

Before I started putting the card together, I ran the card base front thru the Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To put the card together, I adhered the mermaid and the sentiment to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the DSP to the card base. For added effect, I used the circle glitter shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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What do you think? I just love this card and it makes me ready for some warmer weather and time at the beach!!

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Week of Waterfront

Hello and welcome to another week of crafting! This week I will be featuring the Waterfront stamp set which is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on page 48. Whether you like the mountains, the beach, or just nature in general, your creations with this set can be endless.

For this card, the card base is in Dapper Denim card stock cut at 5 ½” X 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper cut at 4 ½” x 4”, and the scenery is on Whisper White card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”.

I first started with the mountains stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then stamped the background mountains in Sahara Sand ink, the grass and trees are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink, the water and the clouds are stamped in Marina Mist ink, stamping off first, and then used the speckled stamp in Dapper Denim ink.

To put the card together, first use Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine, wrapping it around the front of the card base three times, adhering the ends with Fast Fuse in the middle. The scenery on Whisper White card stock will be adhered to the Springtime Foils DSP and then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to the card base. There is enough room on the front to add a sentiment or you can leave blank and have this card on hand for any occasion.

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Be sure to join me next time for another creation with the Waterfront stamp set!

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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