Soft and Subtle with Abstract Impressions

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and subtle birthday card using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies! The Fall weather is finally sticking around here in Coastal Virginia, but I thought I’d change things up and create a fun and easy birthday card using soft and subtle colors. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, so I sat down with my pack of Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, decided on Coastal Cabana, and then set out to figure out what colors would coordinate with Coastal Cabana, choosing Petal Pink and So Saffron. Now that I had my color combo, I thought that the butterfly and flower thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies would work perfectly to create this birthday card!

The card base is So Saffron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed using the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is this Coastal Cabana design from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3”:

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For the front elements, I used a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet to cut the butterfly, used the flower thinlit to cut a flower from Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in So Saffron ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label Punch:

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To assemble the front, adhere the 3” x 3” DSP to the embossed cardstock and adhere the foil butterfly with mini dimensionals:

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Adhere the flowers with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, add a Clear Rhinestone Jewel to the middle (I used the 4mm), and then adhere the sentiment with mini dimensionals:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside, I chose the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in So Saffron ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock. The flowers in the corner are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, that I sponged So Saffron on the first step of the flower and then sponged Petal Pink and Coastal Cabana ink on the second step of the flower with Sponge Daubers. I chose to sponge the color onto the stamp instead of stamping directly onto the stamp pad because I felt sponging gave it a much softer look:

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Here are the multiples I made, one of them I cut out the butterfly in Black Foil just to see what that would look like versus the foil. Which one do you like??

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Amazing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another feature of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! I’ve had so much fun playing and creating with this particular design this week and today’s card has some bling! I’m also using two products that carried over from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalog, the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies and the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

To make this card, start with Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:

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The base layer is the bigger flower element from this DSP design, fussy cut the middle out, round the corners with the Trio Punch, and layered underneath is a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”, and embossed with the Basket Weave DTIEF:

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The embossed cardstock is adhered under the DSP and I used a piece of Champagne Foil with the Amazing Thinlit, which is adhered on top of the embossed cardstock:

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I adhered a piece of Petal Pink Ribbon (from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack) and a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the back. This piece is then adhered with dimensionals to the card base and added some Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels for some additional bling to the center of the flower:

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The inside sentiment from Special Celebrations is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” of Very Vanilla cardstock stamped in Mossy Meadow. The small flowers are made from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits in Petal Pink cardstock:

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This is another quick and easy card, so don’t be hesitant to play around with this Designer Series Paper! This works great with some of the awesome sentiment stamps from Stampin’ Up!

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Life is a Beautiful Thing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring another faux Stained-Glass technique! To create this version, I used the butterfly from the Springtime Impression Thinlits Dies, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper, and Champagne Foil Sheets!

I first started with a piece of Watercolor Paper, cut down to fit the butterfly die (3” x 4”), and then embossed using the Big Shot Embossing Mats:

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I next colored the wings using Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencils and used the medium tip Aqua Painter to blend the colors:

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I heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder two times over the image. This is achieved by pressing the VersaMark pad directly to the paper, sprinkling Clear Embossing Powder, and then using the Heat Tool:

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Cut a piece of the Champagne Foil Sheet and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to 3” x 4”, adhere the adhesive sheet to the back of the foil sheet, and then run the butterfly die through the Big Shot (no messy glue to adhere to the Watercolor Paper):

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Cut out the butterfly outline from the Watercolor Paper, remove the adhesive backing from the foil butterfly, and then lay over the embossed butterfly:

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Here is a close-up of the butterfly:

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The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, but at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

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The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, heat embossed in “Champagne” Embossing Powder (this is made combining Gold and Silver Embossing Powders):

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The card front is completed by adhering the butterfly with Mini Dimensionals, using the Detailed Trio Punch on two opposite corners, the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry, and then adhering to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Crumb Cake ink. The flowers on the bottom are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry inks:

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So what do you think of this version? This was fun and easy to make, but the only thing that I was disappointed in was that the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencils looked too similar after using the Aqua Painter.

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and ink, so stay tuned!!

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Creating a faux Stained Glass card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring a faux Stained-Glass technique! We all love to learn new tips, tricks, and techniques, and so when I saw a video on YouTube from Jennifer McGuire, I thought I want to try that!! So for this project, I used the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, Brusho Crystal Colour, and the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.

To start with, I used a piece of Watercolor Paper cut at 4” x 6”:

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Next, I embossed the Watercolor Paper using the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot Embossing Mat:

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I used Painters Tape to tape the paper to a cutting board (that I only use for crafting), and colored the flowers and leaves using Brusho and the medium tip Aqua Painter. I only mixed up a couple of colors to make purple and the rest are single colors:

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After this completely dried, I stamped my VersaMark pad directly onto the paper around the flowers, covered with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat embossed. I did this technique twice to make the paper extra shiny:

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I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 6” and placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet (cut at 3” x 4” and then cut diagonally) on the back of the paper. Then I cut out the big flower thinlit with the Big Shot and with the adhesive on the back, this will make it easier to adhere to the embossed paper:

Next, I again used the VersaMark pad completely over the image and then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder, I did this technique twice as well, but you can do it more, it just depends on how thick you want this piece to be:

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I fussy cut around the flowers on the Watercolor Paper, removed the backing from the heat embossed image, and then adhered to the Watercolor Paper. Any additional pieces that I may have missed and are sticking out, I was able to fussy cut them off:

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Here is a close-up of the image:

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The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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Since the embossed image is pretty thick, I used liquid glue to adhere to the base layer and the base layer to the card base:

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The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a scrap piece of the same DSP. I punched this out and a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the Classic Label Punch, trimming down the sentiment. This is then adhered together and use Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the card front:

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The inside sentiment is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Calypso Coral ink. The butterflies are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Calypso Coral and Mango Melody inks:

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This was my very first time trying this technique and I really like how it turned out! Of course, after the card is completed I could see somethings that I would do differently next time when coloring the embossed flowers in. But isn’t that how it goes when you try something new??

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the butterfly from this thinlit set and watercolor pencils!! So stay tuned!!

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So much to love

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. The new catalog includes the Color Revamp, that introduces brand new and returning colors, so today I am creating with Shaded Spruce, which is a beautiful color of green! I just love how the cardstock makes this Designer Series Paper pop!

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The sentiment is from the Abstract Impression stamp set, stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Shaded Spruce ink, and cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The flower thinlit is from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, that I cut 1” squares in Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Calypso Coral cardstock and placed a strip of Adhesive Sheet across the back before cutting:

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The ribbon is from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, which coordinates with this suite, in Shaded Spruce and Petal Pink. These are adhered to the back of the oval sentiment, the ends are trimmed, and I placed the cut out flowers at the top and bottom:

The base layer is adhered to the card base and the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and I cut the left over piece of 2” x 5 ¼” in half for a 1” piece. This is then adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock and the flowers from the Abstract Impressions stamp set are stamped in So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, and Melon Mambo inks:

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Whether it’s for a birthday, thank you, or congratulations, this is a great card to send and let the recipient know that you are thinking of them! If you have been keeping up with this week’s cards, the picture below shows the leftover DSP that you can easily use to create one or two more cards!!

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Congratulations!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. When choosing paper for this card, I thought Mango Melody and this piece of DSP from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper went together perfectly! Mango Melody is a brand new core color in the Brights Collections that has been introduced as part of the color revamp this year, what do you think of this new color??

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

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The base layer is a piece of Garden Impressions DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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Using the butterfly thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, cut out once in So Saffron cardstock and once in Vellum cardstock:

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These are adhered together at the body using Glue Dots and then place Rhinestone Basic Jewels on top of the butterfly body:

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Use a piece of 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White around the DSP and tie in a bow:

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The butterfly is adhered to the base layer with Mini Dimensionals, cut in half:

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The front sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out with the Classic Label Punch. I used some adhesive on the back to secure some Gold Metallic Thread on the back and then Mini Dimensionals to adhere:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set in Mango Melody ink. The butterfly images are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in So Saffron and Mango Melody inks. I adhered the leftover piece of ¾” x 4” DSP along the bottom:

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You can easily make multiples of this card without the sentiments so you would have a card ready to go for any occasion! I just love the butterfly thinlit, what do you think of this card?

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Hey, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. When I first saw the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, I knew this was a must have! If you haven’t checked this suite out or maybe you missed it, give it a look! If you take a closer look at the DSP from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, it almost looks like there’s Sweet Sugarplum in there!!

The card base is Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For this thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, I used Melon Mambo cardstock and used some of the Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting out. Helpful hint-use the Precision Base Plate to cut this out when using the adhesive sheets:

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock. This is then cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and use Powder Pink cardstock to cut out the smallest scalloped oval from Layering Ovals Framelits and the flower from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (I used a small piece of the adhesive sheet on the back of this):

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Adhere the base layer to the card base and remove the backing from the adhesive sheet to adhere the cut-out piece on top:

I placed the cardstock flower on a similar piece, used Wink of Stella on this and the roses, and placed the largest pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewels:

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The ovals are adhered together and then use dimensionals to adhere to the card front, I also added a piece of Whisper White 1/8” Sheer Ribbon that is tied in a bow:

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The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Melon Mambo ink, the flowers are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Powder Pink and Melon Mambo inks, and then I adhered the leftover ¾” x 4” DSP along the bottom:

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This is such a super cute card and you can easily change up the colors to use a similar piece of DSP! What do you think of this suite??

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