Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Happy Birthday Poppy

This is another example where the art work on the paper is so beautiful, you do not want to cover it up with anything. I did add a strip of ribbon and a sentiment. You can easily leave off the sentiment and use it as an all-occasions card. What would you do? Any thoughts? 




Stamps:
   Art Gallery

Paper:
   Poppy Parade A-2
   Fine Art Floral DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Bumblebee 3/4 x 3
   Basic White 1/2 x 2-3/4, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Merry Merlot

Technique:
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Floral Gallery Dies
   Fine Art Ribbon - 6"
   Gold Brads
   Dimensionals
   Glue Dots
   Stampin' Seal+
   Adhesive

I took my panel and adhered my ribbon to the bottom portion. 

I then adhered the panel to my card base. You can change the card base to any color found on the Fine Art Floral panel, including white.

I then stamped my sentiment on basic white and die cut it.

I adhered it to a piece of Bumblebee cardstock, added a couple of brads, and used dimensionals to attach it to the card base.

Here is the same card, but with the sentiment separate from the ribbon. Which do you prefer?

Happy Birthday Poppy Too

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Golden Balloons

Use your scraps and make a beautiful card. Believe it or not, your card will not look scrappy even though you used your scraps. Do you like this one?




Stamps:
   Approaching Perfection

Paper:
   Bermuda Bay A-2
   Birthday Bash DSP 5-1/2 x 1
   Night of Navy 5-1/2 x 1/4
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 

Ink:
   Night of Navy

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
   Adhesive

First, I adhered a Night of Navy strip to the left edge of my card base.

Next, I added a strip of Birthday Bash DSP right up against the Night of Navy strip.

I then took a border sticker from my Eastern Gold Vinyl and placed it on the edge of the DSP.

Lastly, I stamped directly onto the card base and added the basic white panel to the inside of the card.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Thanks Hydrangea

When you have designer paper that is so beautiful, do NOT cover it up. Allow it to shine and make it the focus on your card. This particular 12 x 12 sheet from the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper pack only requires a sentiment to complete it. Here I used THANKS from the Ornate Thanks stamp set. I also added a few sequins. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Ornate Thanks

Paper:
   Rococo Rose or Highland Heather A-2
   Hydrangea Hill DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Gorgeous Grape or Misty Moonlight

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
   Adhesive

First, I cut my DSP into 6 panels of 5-1/4 x 4. I cut the paper at 5-1/4 from the top and then from the bottom. I then cut each strip at 4" and 4". The other 1-1/2 x 4" strips were set aside for use later on another card or project.

I then stamped a sentiment on the top part of the DSP and adhered it onto a card base. I added a few sequins and adhered the basic white panel to the inside of the card.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Simply Thanks

Jute ribbon adds texture to your card, and since it is a neutral color, it can be added to just about any card. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Simply Succulents
   Ornate Thanks

Paper:
   Wisteria Wonder A-2
   Rococo Rose 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Rich Razzleberry
   Rococo Rose
   Wisteria Wonder

Blendabilities/Blends
   Wisteria Wonder
   Rich Razzleberry
   Rococo Rose

Technique:
   Stamp-Off
   Coloring

Accessories:
   Jute Ribbon
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

First, I stamped my flower image on the top half of my basic white panel, using my Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

I then colored them with my blendabilities and blends.

Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set, using Rich Razzleberry.

Then I added the line images randomly, using Rococo Rose and Wisteria Wonder. I stamped-off on scratch paper before stamping my card front.

I then added the Jute ribbon using a few glue dots on the back. The ribbon is a bit transparent, so I did not want to run a line of adhesive underneath.

Lastly, I adhered the layers together and added a few rhinestones for sparkle. The other basic white panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Glitzy Thanks

Turn your shimmery white embossing paste into any color you need. Simply add a few drops of re-inker and blend it with a palette knife. You do have to work quickly because the embossing paste dries fast. These two cards are my first attempt at dyeing the embossing paste and applying it to a card front. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Queen Anne's Lace

Paper:
   Petal Pink A-2
   Flirty Flamingo 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scrap

Ink:
   Coastal Cabana

Re-Inkers:
   Petal Pink
   Flirty Flamingo
   Coastal Cabana

Technique:
   Embossing Paste
   Stencil

Accessories:
   Shimmery White Embossing Paste
   Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
   Thick Iridescent Glitter
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I placed three small heaps of embossing paste on a clear block using a palette knife.

I then added two or three drops of re-inker to a heap.

I mixed them using a palette knife. It reminded me of mixing color into frosting.

I then picked up a bit and scraped it onto my mask/stencil with the white cardstock under it. 

Do clean off the knife between colors, or use different knives for each of the colors. I had never used the embossing paste, so I mixed too much. This is the reason I made two cards. A little goes a long way.

Next, I added some glitter while the paste was still a bit wet. I think I added too much because I am still picking up pieces that fall off every time I move it. I may omit the glitter the next time.

I then stamped on a left-over Paper Pumpkin tag to use on one of the cards. The other card had room at the top to stamp my sentiment directly on the card front. 

Once, the card front was dry, I adhered the layers together. The other basic white panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Corner Camp

 Watercolor using a clear block and become an artist instantly! Simply add ink to a clear block with a marker. Spray a bit of water. Stamp your cardstock. Let it dry. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Campology
   Queen Anne's Lace

Paper:
   Highland Heather A-2
   Granny Apple Green 5-1/4 x 4
   Pineapple Punch 3-1/2 x 4 
   Whisper White 3-1/4 x 3-3/4, 1/2 x 2-1/2, 5-1/4 x 4 

Ink:
   Mossy Meadow

Markers:
   Pineapple Punch
   Highland Heather
   Granny Apple Green

Technique:
   Dry Embossing
   Clear Block "E" Stamping 
   Punching

Accessories:
   Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
   Banners Pick a Punch
   5/8" Jute Ribbon
   Antique Corners & Sliders Elements
   Tear & Tape Adhesive
   Glue Dots
   Stampin' Seal +

I began with the 3-1/4 x 3-3/4" Whisper White panel. Using my markers, I colored the "E" clear block: Pineapple Punch, Highland Heather, and Granny Apple Green.

I sprayed the block and my white panel with water.

I stamped the panel with the clear block. I held it in place for a bit while the ink transferred to the panel.

I then set it aside to dry.

Next, I dry embossed the Granny Apple Green panel using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

I adhered some Jute Ribbon to the bottom of the panel. I did wrap it to the back and adhered it. Next time, I will just cut a strip for the front: 4".

I then grabbed the 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch strip and punched the left side of the tag using the banners pick a punch. 

I then stamped my sentiment, and finished the tag by punching the right side of the tag. 

I adhered this panel onto the card front.

I then stamped on my dry watercolor panel, using the trees from the Campology stamp set and my Mossy Meadow ink. This is a great group of trees. I adhered this panel onto the Pineapple Punch panel.

This was then added to the upper part of the Granny Apple Green embossed panel.

Lastly, I added the photo corners with glue dots, and the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Thanks Queen

 I do need more practice with the placement of the canopies. I do like the color combination of Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron. What do you think? 




Stamps:
   Queen Anne's Lace

Paper:
   Calypso Coral A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)
   Mint Macaron 1/2 x 4
   Misty Moonlight 1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Calypso Coral 
   Misty Moonlight
   Mint Macaron

Technique:
   2-Step Stamping

Accessories:
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the stems using Mint Macaron.

Then I added the canopies in Calypso Coral.

I then added a sentiment using Misty Moonlight.

I added a combination strip of Mint Macaron and Misty Moonlight on the bottom of the panel.

Lastly, I added a few rhinestones and adhered the other Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Colorful & Crimpy Thanks

 I decided to dust off my crimper and add a bit of texture to my card. I think it also draws your attention to see and feel something that is not part of the norm. What are your thoughts?




Stamps:
   Enjoy the Moment
   Simply Succulents

Paper:
   Granny Apple Green A-2
   Bermuda Bay 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)
   Artistry Blooms DSP 1-1/2 x 4

Ink:
   Granny Apple Green
   Daffodil Delight
   Melon Mambo
   Bermuda Bay

Technique:
   Blending/Sponging
   Crimping

Accessories:
   Bright's Candy Dots
   Crimper
   Blending Brush or Sponge
   Tear & Tape Adhesive
   Adhesive

I used three images from the "Enjoy the Moment" stamp set. I stamped them using Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green inks.

Next, I stamped my sentiment in Granny Apple Green. The sentiment is from the "Simply Succulent" stamp set. 

I then ran my 1-1/2 x 4 inch piece of DSP through my crimper. I adhered it using tear & tape adhesive. 

I then adhered this panel to a panel of Bermuda Bay and then onto the Granny Apple Green card base. 

I decided to add a few candy dots that have been discontinued. You can easily add pearls, rhinestones, or any other embellishment you have on hand.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Etched Butterflies

 This stamp set includes beautiful images for you to capture your creativity. I decided to use pastel colors in the background and more vivid colors on my focal point. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Etched in Nature

Paper:
   Mossy Meadow A-2
   Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4 (2)
   Real Red 3" Sq. - Cut in half diagonally

Ink:
   Powder Pink
   Almost Amethyst
   Pale Plum
   Balmy Blue
   Pineapple Punch
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Markers:
   Real Red
   Pear Pizzazz
   Soft Suede
   Crumb Cake
   Mossy Meadow

Technique:
   Blending Brush or Sponging

Accessories:
   Blending Brush or Sponge
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Adhesive

First, I used my blending brush to blend Balmy Blue and Pineapple Punch on the Whisper White panel. This created my "sky".

I then stamped my butterflies randomly using three pastel colors: Powder Pink, Almost Amethyst, and Pale Plum.

Next, I stamped my main image with Tuxedo Black Memento.

Then I colored it using the markers listed above. I added my sentiment and a few pearls.

I cut my 3" Square on the diagonal and added the red to opposite corner. I then adhered all of the layers together. The other Whisper White panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

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