Dapper Day

Hello and welcome to another feature with the True Gentleman Suite! While I was surfing Pinterest for some pinspiration (this is a great place to CASE or get inspiration), I saw some cards utilizing the Tailored Punch Tag and True Gentleman Designer Series Paper as the background, but I thought I would take it up a notch and make the whole background (or as much as possible) out of the DSP!

The card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. Since the DSP is double sided, I punched out 13 pieces with the Tailored Tag Punch and started at the bottom with 3 pieces, working my way to the top. Use Paper Snips to trim any pieces that are off the edge of the cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits turned to a 90-degree angle. On a scrap piece of Night of Navy cardstock, the word “dapper” is stamped in Versamark ink (I used tape to mask the words above and below before inking) and then heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I then cut the Night of Navy cardstock down so it will fit, used the Banner Triple Punch on the ends, adhered over the stamped word, and then added some Night of Navy Enamel Shapes. I cut about a 4” piece of ¼” Copper Trim, stretching the fibers out, or pulling them from side to side and top to bottom, and then adhering to the back of the square at an angle. This piece is then adhered to the top of the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Do you like how copper is a great accent to these colors? The heat embossing came to me after I made the card because I felt like it was just missing something, I love how this ended up turning out!

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Unicorns, Glitter, and Rainbows

Hello and welcome to my final card this week featuring the Myths & Magic Suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog! Ok, I will admit that not everything is from the suite on this card, but I just couldn’t help myself! I just had to make this super WOW card with the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle because who doesn’t need some Unicorns, Glitter, and Rainbows?? This card is really easy to make, the hardest part was figuring out how I wanted the clouds on the lower part of the card and how to position the unicorns and the rainbow with dimensionals so they really stand out.

The card base is in Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

The clouds are from the Rainbow Builder Dies, using Glossy White cardstock and the Myths & Magic 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper in iridescent.

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The rainbow is cut out using the Rainbow Builder Framelits in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Night of Navy, and Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

The unicorns are stamped in Memento Ink, with one colored the same as the rainbow and the other colored in with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Markers. Both are cut out with the coordinating die from the Magical Mates Framelits.

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The sun is stamped in Crushed Curry Ink and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle. The sentiment is heat embossed in White Embossing Powder and then cut out with the smallest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits.

To put this all together, the clouds, rainbow, and unicorns are all adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and everything else is with adhesive.

Isn’t this a fun card to send to someone just because?

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One of a Kind

Hello and welcome to another card created with the Myths & Magic Suite this week! If you have not seen the Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper, you really need to check it out! Even if you do not have the coordinating stamp set and framelit dies, you can easily create an awesome card with just the DSP, as it is embossed with glitter somewhere in the scenery on one of the sides and you can easily fussy cut an image out. Today’s card was inspired by a card I made last year using the Seaside Shore stamp set and the (now retired) By the Shore DSP. Since I had an idea in mind, this was so simple and easy to make!

The card base is in Thick Whisper White card stock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

First, start with the largest Layering Circles Framelits and cut out the DSP and a Window Sheet (if you find your Window Sheet has static, rubbing it with a dryer sheet will take care of this!). Next, use the largest and the 2nd largest Layering Circles Framelits and the label framelit from the Magical Framelits Dies on a piece of light green Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. The seahorses are stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock in Memento Ink, colored with the Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers, and then cut out with the coordinating framelit. The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock with Lemon Lime Twist ink and Old Olive ink sponged along the outskirts with a Sponge Dauber and then cut out with the coordinating framelit die.

To put the card together, adhere the base layer to the card stock, adhere the circle DSP on top, glue the glimmer circle to the window sheet, then adhere with Foam Adhesive strips. You may have to play around with it to get the foam strip not to show so much. The glimmer banner piece is cut in half and adhered to the back of the sentiment so it is poking out on the top and bottom, then adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the seahorses are adhered with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some Clear Epoxy Shapes to make it look like water droplets. This could easily be turned into a shaker card by adding some sequins!

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Myths & Magic Suite

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new suite! This week I am (finally!) getting creative with the Myths & Magic Suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. When I first saw this suite in the catalog, I just loved it! I could see all the possibilities with this and not just for little kids, which brings us to today’s card, a Double Z Fold card for my daughter-in-law’s birthday. What do you think?

The base for this card is in Thick Whisper White card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and 2 ¾”. The base layers are from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper, one piece cut at 4 x 5 ¼” and then two pieces cut at 4” x 2 ½”. The dragon, fire, wizard, knight, unicorn, and princess are all stamped in Memento Ink, colored in with Stampin’ Blends, and cut out with the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits Dies, the princess is really the mermaid with the tail snipped off to fit.

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The castle is made with Smokey Slate card stock, cut at 5 ¼” x 3”, run thru the Big Shot with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and then sponge Basic Gray ink with a Sponge Dauber to give the brick wall depth. The Classic Label Punch and the Layering Squares Framelits were used to create the top of the castle and the door was created from the Wood Textures DSP with the Layering Ovals Framelits, a Black Rhinestone Jewels for the doorknobs. The leaves and stars are cut out from the Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper with the coordinating framelits and the crystal ball is a Clear Faceted Gem. The sentiment is stamped in coordinating colors using the Stampin’ Write Markers on a piece of Whisper White card stock with each end cut with the Banner Triple Punch.

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Picturesque Waterfront

Hello and welcome to my final card this week featuring the Waterfront stamp set. I really wanted to create a card that you could just lose yourself in and what better way than sitting on a dock watching the sun set behind mountains?

The card base is in Dapper Denim card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is in Whisper White card stock cut at 5 ¼” x 4”.

First, start with stamping the mountain image in Early Espresso ink, more towards the top of the paper instead of the middle, and then stamp the sun image in Daffodil Delight ink just in-between the mountains to look like the sun is setting. The sun is then masked with a sticky note cut out with the ½” circle punch before I started coloring the sky to make it look like a sunset, using Stampin’ Sponges with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Tangerine Tango inks to achieve this look. For the lake look, I used the water stamp in Marina Mist ink, stamping directly in front of the mountains for a shadow effect and then stamped off before I continued to fill in the look of the lake, using Stampin’ Sponges with Marina Mist ink to finish filling in the water.

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To make the dock, I used Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and the Classic Label Punch, trimming the ends and gluing together, so it looks like the dock is going out to the water. An Adirondack chair is perfect for sitting on a dock and this is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies in Crushed Curry card stock. The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and I added some sparkle to the sun, clouds, and water with Wink of Stella. This is then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Can you see yourself sitting on the dock and watching the sun set?

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Spotlight technique with Waterfront

In case you missed it, this week I am featuring the Waterfront stamp set, which is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on page 48. Today I thought I would try the Spotlight Technique with this stamp set and as a bonus you get two cards! Making two sceneries almost exactly the same is actually quite easy. I first started by stamping the scenery in gray and then stamped the other in color, the mountains are what I used as a base line to start.

The card base is in Marina Mist card stock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, cut at 5 ¼” x 4”, and the scenery is stamped on Whisper White card stock cut at 5” x 3 ¾”. Be sure to have a scrap piece of paper for stamping off as you go.

The first scenery I started with the mountains, first stamping in Basic Gray ink and then stamping in Smoky Slate so the front is darker than the back mountains. Next, stamp the grass in Smoky Slate ink, stamping off first. The water, house, and clouds were both stamped in Basic Gray ink, stamping off first. Finally, I stamped the speckled stamp in Basic Gray ink.fullsizeoutput_154f

To stamp the same scenery in color, first place both pieces of the Whisper White card stock next to each other so they line up, then stamp the mountains in Crumb Cake ink so it goes straight across and then stamp the background mountains in Sahara Sand ink. The grass is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off first, the water and clouds are both stamped in Marina Mist ink, a combination of direct stamping and stamping off, and then the speckled and house stamps are in Dapper Denim ink.

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To make this a spotlight technique, I used the 4th and 5th largest square framelits (starting from the smallest) from the Layering Square Framelits. The smaller square is used to cut out the scenery and then the larger is used to cut out in Marina Mist card stock, adhere these together. The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist ink on a ½” piece of Whisper White card stock with the end trimmed using the Banner triple punch.

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To put the card together, adhere the Wood Textures DSP to the card base, adhere the scenery on top, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the square layers, and then use a Mini Dimensional on the end of the sentiment.

I have to say this was a fun technique to try and a great way to make two cards at once! What stamp set would you use for this technique?

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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!

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