Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Fearless Rose

A sincere message for the one who needs encouragement and strength. This is a wonderful passage to send out to those suffering with COVID-19. This virus will continue to make its rounds, but we must remember that we are not alone.




Stamps:
   Rose Wonder
   Fifth Avenue Floral

Paper:
   Real Red A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Melon Mambo
   Rich Razzleberry

Markers/Blends:
   Cherry Cobbler

Technique:
   Masking

Accessories:
   Adhesive

Create your own mask of the rose by stamping on a scrap of cardstock and cutting it out. Apply a temporary adhesive to the back of it. Keep this mask with your stamp set for future use.

First, I stamped my rose on my card. I then covered it with the mask I made.

Next, I randomly stamped the flowers around the rose using Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry.

I then stamped the sentiment. It is best to use a tool that will allow you to stamp several times on the same spot. This way, your passage will be bold and beautiful. Use a Stamparatus, MISTI, or Stamp-a-ma-jig. 

I then removed the mask from the rose and colored it using my Cherry Cobbler blendabilities. Markers or blends will work great.

I then adhered the stamped Whisper White panel onto the Basic Black panel. This was then attached to the Real Red card base. 

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Framed Dandelions

Laser-Cut panels can stand alone on a card. Embellishments can be added for some extra attention, but they are not a necessity. I did add a couple of sparkles on this laser-cut panel. What do you think about the bling on the card?




Stamps:
   Many Mates

Paper:
   Very Vanilla 7 x 6 scored at 3-1/2
   Artistry Blooms DSP 3-1/2 x 6
   Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut DSP 3-1/2 x 5

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Flowers for Every Season Gems
   2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive
   Stamparatus/MISTI

This size card will fit a regular letter size envelope. 

First I adhered the Artistry Blooms DSP to the Very Vanilla card front. This covered the entire front of the card. 

Then I glued the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut DSP panel to the front, making sure the top and sides of the panel were flush with the card base.

I then stamped my sentiment, centering it on the bottom.

I decided to add a bit of sparkle, so I added the gems and enamel dots using some glue dots.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Daisy Field

Can you feel the breeze as you walk among the daisies and grasses? I imagine a soft cool breeze as I stop and listen to nature's sounds. How beautiful and peaceful it all is...at least until those little gnats and bugs start flying around my face!




Stamps:
   Daisy Delight
   Daisy Lane

Paper:
   Melon Mambo A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4, Scraps

Ink:
   Melon Mambo
   Blushing Bride
   Rich Razzleberry
   Pear Pizzazz

Technique:
   2-Step Stamping
   Punching

Accessories:
   Daisy Punch
   Medium Daisy Punch
   Clear Faceted Gems
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

I began by stamping and punching out daisies on scraps of Whisper White. I adhered two of each together.

Then on my Whisper White Panel I stamped the grass and daisy stems using Pear Pizzazz. 

I then added the tops to the grasses using Rich Razzleberry.

I attached my daisies using dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment using Rich Razzleberry and added the gems to the middle of the daisies. 

The Whisper White panel is adhered to the Melon Mambo card base. 




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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Joyous Peacock

What is your reaction when you see a peacock spread its plumes? I stand back in awe of its brilliant and beautiful display of colors. Here is a peacock perched on a branch with its plumes down. Still, you can marvel in their beauty.




Stamps:
   Perfect Peacock
   Never-Ending Joy

Paper:
   Melon Mambo A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Basic Black
   VersaMark

Markers:
   Melon Mambo
   Night of Navy
   Old Olive
   Pumpkin Pie
   Wild Wasabi
   Daffodil Delight

Technique:
   Heat Embossing

Accessories:
   Black Embossing Powder
   Adhesive


First, stamp your image using VersaMark. Apply your embossing powder and then heat set it. 

Next, use your markers and color in your image.

Add your sentiment to the upper right-hand corner or leave it out completely.

Embellish your card if you choose.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Tree Line

A fall tree line at sunset is perfect for a masculine card. The sentiment can be changed to whatever you need. Of course, "You are wonderful" can be left on the front, and you can add your other sentiment on the inside: Happy Birthday, Happy Father's Day, Congratulations, etc..




Stamps:
   Winter Woods
   Rooted in Nature
   Waterfront

Paper:
   Soft Suede A-2
   Whisper White 3-3/8 x 4, 5-1/4 x 4, 3 x 1-3/4
   Blackberry Bliss 1-3/4 x 4-1/4

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Soft Suede
   Blackberry Bliss
   Tangerine Tango

Technique:
   Sponging
   Crimping
   Fussy Cut

Accessories:
   Crimper
   Sponge
   Jute Twine
   Fast Fuse
   Dimensionals

The tree line is from the Winter Woods stamp set. The ground cover is from the Waterfront stamp set. The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. Any of these can be switched for a stamp you have in your inventory.

First, I sponged my sky with Tangerine Tango and a hint of Blackberry Bliss.

I then stamped the ground using Soft Suede.

I inked up the tree line with Archival Basic Black and stamped in the center of my panel.

I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut around it. It is attached using dimensionals.

The Blackberry Bliss strip is crimped and then trimmed down to measure 4 inches in width. I purposely cut it a bit bigger because it shrinks a tad when you crimp it.

Once I trimmed it down, I wrapped Jute twine around it twice and made a small knot. This is why the sentiment is attached with dimensionals. It helps to hide the knot underneath it. This piece is adhered with the strong fast fuse adhesive. 

The large 5-1/4 x 4 Whisper White panel is for the inside of the card.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Vintage Frame

If you like the vintage look and feel to a card then the Woven Heirlooms stamp set and coordinating die cuts plus the embossing folders are a must have. I used the stamp set and oval frame for the following card.




Stamps:
   Woven Heirlooms

Paper:
   Seaside Spray A-2
   Woven Threads DSP 5-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Rococo Rose

Technique:
   Dry Embossing
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Heirloom Frames Dies & Embossing Folders
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Adhesive

First, I die cut the oval frame from a Woven Threads DSP panel.

I then flipped the oval frame over and embossed it. 

I adhered the panel and the oval frame to the Seaside Spray card base.

I stamped the sentiment using Rococo Rose and added Pearls beneath it.

Of course, I kept the oval cut-out so that I can use it on a future project.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The L Words

The three L words are: Live, Laugh, and Love! These words need no explanation. They are positive thoughts to express to anyone for any occasion. The inside is blank so you can turn it toward any occasion you want. 




Stamps:
   Oh My Goodies

Paper:
   Calypso Coral A-2
   Crushed Curry 5-1/4 x 4
   Birthday Bash DSP 5 x 3-3/4
   Whisper White 2-1/2 x 2-3/4

Ink:
   Crushed Curry

Markers:
   Basic Black
   Calypso Coral
   Bermuda Bay
   Mossy Meadow

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Deco Labels Collection
   Epic Day Washi Tape
   Sponge
   In-Color Sequins Assortment
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

Of course the common practice is to ink your stamp with one color (black) and then stamp on your cardstock. You then color in your image. Well, this is not the case here.

I colored the stamp using my markers:
   Live Well - Bermuda Bay
   Laugh Hard - Mossy Meadow
   Love Big - Calypso Coral
   Outline and dotted lines - Basic Black

Then I breathed on the stamp to moisten the ink, and then stamped on my cardstock.

I then die cut it using my Deco Labels Collection.

Next, I sponged it with Crushed Curry.

I added a couple of sequins and adhered it with dimensionals.

The card is easy to assemble, and I applied washi tape to cover the seam of the two DSP pieces.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Blooming Thoughts

This floral stamp is a Stampin' Up! DistINKtive stamp. This means that it will stamp perfectly with the right amount of shading each and every time. These stamps make you feel like a real artist. 





Stamps:
   Heartfelt Blooms

Paper:
   Berry Burst A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8, 2 x 3
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

Ink:
   Berry Burst
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Cross of Hope Framelits Dies
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Fine Tip Glue Pen
   Adhesive

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Out on a Limb Again

This card requires no stamping, die cutting, or embossing. All I needed to do was to creatively mesh all of these elements together. I think all of these items work well together. What do you think?




Stamps:
   None

Paper:
   Cherry Cobbler A-2
   Rococo Rose 4 x 3-3/4
   Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut DSP
   Very Vanilla 5-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   None

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Adhesive
   Paper Pumpkin Leftovers from May, 2019 Kit

I classified this as a Clean And Simple card to make because all you are doing is gluing the pieces together to make this card. 

The Shimmery Very Vanilla panel is from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut DSP pack. There are several panels ready to use on a card. 

The three groups of cherry blossoms are left over from the May, 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I love that there are always a few extras left for you to continue to create. Not to mention the ink spot and adhesives. 

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Flower Congrats

Flowers are fitting for any occasion. Here they are being presented to congratulate the receiver.




Stamps:
   Jar of Flowers
   A Grand Kid

Paper:
   Misty Moonlight A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), 4-1/4 x 2-1/4, 1/2 x 3
   Flowers for Every Season DSP 5 x 2-1/2

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Soft Sky
   Call Me Clover

Markers:
   Flirty Flamingo
   Crushed Curry
   Poppy Parade
   Melon Mambo
   Blushing Bride
   Not Quite Navy
   Balmy Blue

Technique:
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Sponge
   Flowers for Every Season Gems
   2020-22 In-Color Enamel Dots
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

Ideally, I would color the flowers in this bouquet with the same colors as the DSP in the background. Unfortunately, I do not currently own those inks, so I did the best I could. Fortunately, all of Stampin' Up! products coordinate well together. Don't you agree?

All of the layers are adhered with my favorite adhesive. The sentiment is attached with dimensionals. 

The second panel of Whisper White is for the inside of the card.

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