Tranquil Textures Shaker Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun (and surprisingly easy) shaker card made with the Tranquil Texture’s Suite! I’ve been wanting to make a shaker card for a while now, so this was on today’s “must make” list!! Part of the Tranquil Textures Suite are the Tranquil Texture Sprinkles, however, I decided to use the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink and used Wink of Stella on everything!!

To create this card, first start with the card base in Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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From the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut two pieces from this design at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut a piece of Window Sheet at 4” x 5 ¼”. To make the frame for the top piece, you can either use the largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits, or do what I did and measure ½” in on each side and then use your Stampin’ Trimmer to cut out the middle:

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I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the Window Sheet to the frame (HINT-if your Window Sheet has static, you can either use your Embossing Buddy or a dryer sheet on the Window Sheet to eliminate the static):

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The octopus is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Soft Sea Foam ink, with Tranquil Tide ink sponged along the tentacles using a Sponge Dauber, and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Under the Sea Framelits. The sand dollar’s, coral, and sea grass are also from the Under the Sea Framelits in Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, and Soft Sea Foam cardstock. All pieces are brushed with Wink of Stella. I used the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink for the “shaker” part of the card:

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For the base DSP, I used the net stamp from Sea of Textures stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and then arranged the image pieces, making sure that they are high enough from the bottom so that the frame doesn’t cover them. After arranging the pieces, I then used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere to the DSP:

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For the sequins, I used some of the adhesive backed ones first, placed the Foam Adhesive Strips along the edges, added some of the Iridescent Sequins, and then adhered the top piece (Window Sheet). In my opinion, having all the layer pieces the same size made it much easier to line them up:

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I used the extra cut out pieces for the frame (except the large sand dollar in Night of Navy) and then adhered to the card base:

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For the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the background stamp along the bottom in Soft Sea Foam ink, stamped the long seaweed stamp on the left side in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks, and then adhered the sand dollar:

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Wasn’t that easy?? Sometimes I really struggle making a Shaker Card, lining everything up and adhering can be a little off..lol I really like how the Iridescent Sequins really coordinate with the colors of this card.

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Just add words

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Tranquil Textures Suite! This suite got lots of attention when I first got it, but it’s slowly been pushed aside and neglected..lol So, I thought I would dust it off and bring it front and center to create today’s card! It also gave me the opportunity to use some of my new Stampin’ Blends colors and to experiment with Vellum!

The card base is Soft Sea Foam, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is DSP from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 3 ½”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 3 ¼”. I used the Dark Mint Macaron, Dark Soft Sea Foam, and Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to create the background, using the brush tip end. The edges are “roughed up” by using the blade of a pair of scissors:

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I used the seaweed stamp from Sea of Textures in Mint Macaron ink on a piece of Vellum cardstock and then cut it out with the net from Under the Sea Framelits Dies:

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One of the coral pieces is stamped in Mint Macaron ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die, and then the other two are cut out of Grapefruit Grove cardstock. The starfish/sand dollar are cut out of Sahara Sand cardstock and the seagrass is cut out of Vellum cardstock and I sponged Mint Macaron ink with a Sponge Dauber:

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The seaweed is stamped in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks and the textured stamp is in Soft Sea Foam ink with Tranquil Tide ink sponged on with a Sponge Dauber:

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The net and sea grass are adhered with Glue Dots:

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The coral in Grapefruit Grove is adhered with Glue Dots and then the other coral piece and sand dollar are adhered with Mini Dimensionals. I added some Wink of Stella and a few Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam:

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The background on the card base is the net and textured stamp in Soft Sea Foam ink:

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The DSP is adhered to the card base and then the Whisper White cardstock is adhered with Dimensionals:

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For the inside on Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the seaweed in Mint Macaron ink (1stand 2ndgeneration stamping), the net in Sahara Sand ink, and the textured stamp in Soft Sea Foam ink. I adhered the starfish and sand dollars with Glue Dots and added some Wink of Stella:

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Whether you create cards as needed or have a dedicated creative session (making a whole bunch at once), it’s always nice to have a few “just add words” around for just in case! This really was a fun and easy card to make, I hope you CASE it!!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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What inspires you?

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was inspired by a local paint bar!  I follow a few places here in Hampton Roads on Facebook and have gone to a few paint nights myself, lots of fun and no experience necessary, so when I saw one particular post, I thought of Magical Mermaid! Below is the picture that inspired me and then how I created my own version:

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I first started with a piece of Watercolor Paper, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

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To start creating the water, I used the large brush tip Aqua Painter and Night of Navy ink:

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Next, I added Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, and Fresh Fig inks with the Aqua Painter:

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Then went back over with some brush strokes of Night of Navy ink:

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For some added effect, I used some Whisper White Craft ink with the Aqua Painter and then one of the stamps from Artisan Textures:

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The small silhouette mermaid from Magical Mermaid is stamped in Memento ink:

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

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On a scrap piece of Watercolor Paper, I used the Aqua Painter and colored two spots with Crumb Cake ink and one spot with Fresh Fig ink. Then I used the coral and sand dollar framelits from the Under the Sea Framelits Dies to cut out the Watercolor Paper:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and adhered to the card base:

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Adhere a piece of the 5/8” Burlap Ribbon to the back of the Watercolor Paper with the ends sticking out and then fray the ends with your fingernails, then adhere to the base layer with dimensionals:

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I added some Wink of Stella to the sand dollars, coral, and mermaid, then adhered the starfish (which is from the sand dollar framelit) in each corner with glue dots:

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For the inside, the sentiment is from the Magical Mermaid stamp set in Fresh Fig ink, the bubbles are from the Artisan Textures stamp set in Balmy Blue ink. From the same DSP used on the front, I used a ¾” x 4” piece to adhere on the side, and then adhere the sand dollars and coral:

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So, what do you think?? I really like how my version turned out and this was a fun way to get creative from some not so typical inspiration!! For my next card, I’m going to try and create a flower with some framelits that you would never think to use, so stay tuned!!

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Card Swap Week!!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Tranquil Textures Suite! One of the many things I love as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being a part of the Stamp It Demo Group and with every new catalog launch we have a card swap! This is a great way to share creativity and inspiration and pass it along to you, our customers! So, this week I am sharing with you the 3 card designs I sent in and the card designs I get back! **How it works for this swap, for each design I make 11 cards and will get back 10 different cards in return!! Yes, I sent 33 cards (11 each of 3 designs) and will get back 30!

The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”. I used Sponge Brayers with Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue, and Night of Navy inks:

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The fishes are from the Under the Sea Framelits, cutting them on the front and then the back to give them the look of going in two directions. From the Sea of Textures stamp set, the seaweed is stamped in Fresh Fig ink (first and second stamping) and the coral is stamped in Gray Granite ink (first and second stamping):

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The octopus is stamped in Smoky Slate ink and then I used a Sponge Dauber with Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating framelit. The seagrass is cut out in Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide cardstock, layered together, and then I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen along the bottom to adhere the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles:

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Part of the octopus is adhered to the top layer and the excess is trimmed off. This piece is then adhered to the base layer:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base and then I adhered the seagrass along the bottom corners on the base layer DSP:

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This was a really fun card to make, the only tip I would advise is that you cut the seagrass and adhere the sprinkles first and then make the card so that will give the glue time to dry when you card putting the layers together!

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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
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Wonderful Adventure

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my second creation featuring the Tranquil Textures Suite from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! This suite is a must have if you love the beach and creating underwater scenery. Growing up I was always around rivers, lakes, and the ocean and as an adult living in Coastal Virginia you can see why I am drawn to beach scenery and love creating these types of cards.

The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the octopus image in Night of Navy ink and cut out with the coordinating framelit:

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The seagrass is cut out of Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide cardstock and the coral is cut out of Fresh Fig cardstock from the Under the Sea Framelit Dies:

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I used the Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine to create the rope:

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The seagrass and coral were adhered to the DSP base layer with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then I squeezed a thick layer of the glue in the middle and sprinkled the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles into the glue:

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The sentiment is from the stamp set, which is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, cut out using the 1 ¾” Circle Punch, and then sponged in Night of Navy ink:

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To complete the card, the octopus is adhered with Mini Dimensionals, the sentiment is adhered with Dimensionals with the baker’s twine behind, and then the left end of the baker’s twine adhered with liquid glue:

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I hope you have enjoyed both of these sneak peaks from the upcoming Annual Catalog as much as I have creating them! Next week I will be back to creating from the Occasion’s and Annual Catalog’s.

Don’t forget that the Retirement List is out and quantities are while supplies last! You can get the most accurate and up to date info from my online store by clicking Shop Now! button at the top of the page. Also, if you would like a complementary 2018-2019 Annual Catalog delivered to your mailbox, contact me with you name and complete address before April 30th, 2018.

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!

Sea of Textures

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first from the Tranquil Textures Suite from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! I am so very excited to show you how I made today’s card with this super cool stamp set and framelit dies.

The card base is Tranquil Tide, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 41/4”:

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I used the fish framelit to cut out along the top and stamped the seaweed in Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide inks:

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Since I wasn’t sure what I would use for the front of the card, I cut out some of the thinlits using Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, and Calypso Coral cardstock:

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Next, I adhered the piece of Whisper White cardstock to the Designer Series Paper and then I went to work designing and adhering the pieces I cut out:

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Isn’t this a super fun and cute suite?? Stay tuned as I share more creativity with this suite!!

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