Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Trick or Treat Pumpkins

Let's use up those scraps! Create a card using the odd sizes left over in the designer paper envelope.




Stamps:
   Itty Bitty Greetings

Paper:
   Sahara Sand A-2
   Motley Monsters DSP 5 1/4 x 4, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, 1/2 x 3 (Sentiment) 1/4 x 4 (2)
   Tangerine Tango 2 1/2 x 3 3/4

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Accessories:
   Brights Candy Dots, Adhesive

You have to really get creative when it comes time to use only bits and pieces that are left over. It is alright for this card to be a bit scary in its creation. After all, it is Halloween!

Thank you for stopping and taking a look. 

HAPPY STAMPING!

   

Monday, October 21, 2019

Anchors Away

Sailboats will look great using any medium. I chose to watercolor on this card. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Sailing Home

Paper:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Mossy Meadow A-2, Scraps
   Sail Away DSP 5 1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4 (Inside), 2 x 2 1/4
   Watercolor 2 x 2 1/4 (2)

Ink:
   Mossy Meadow
   Night of Navy
   Balmy Blue
   Soft Suede

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Watercolor

Accessories:
   Smooth Sailing Dies, Sail Away Trinkets, Silver Brad, Aqua Painter, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Adhesive

The anchor embellishment is attached with the silver brad. The sailboats were adhered with dimensionals.

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HAPPY STAMPING!




Sunday, October 20, 2019

Goblin Greetings

Whenever you are in a hurry, let the paper do all of the work for you!




Stamps:
   Sweet Home
   Grateful Greetings

Paper:
   Tangerine Tango A-2
   Motley Monsters DSP 5 1/4 x 4
   Whisper White Scraps

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Tangerine Tango

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies, Sponge, Dimensionals, Adhesive

I used a few scraps of Whisper White cardstock to stamp and die cut two ghosts and one sentiment. I adhered these with dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped using the Grateful Greetings stamp set. It was then die cut using the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies and sponged with Tangerine Tango.

The tree background is the designer series paper. It does all of the work. I think it is a great scene. What do you think?

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Thank you so much for stopping by here and taking a quick peek. Let me know if I can be of service. If you don't have a demonstrator and you would like a catalog, contact me and let me know. 


HAPPY STAMPING!


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Navy Lighthouse

Here is a masculine thank you card for the men in your circle. Whether they enjoy fishing, sailing, or none of the above, the outdoors with a helm as the embellishment is enough to  place it in a manly category.




Stamps:
   Sailing Home

Paper:
   Night of Navy A-2, Scraps
   Come Sail Away DSP 5 1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 3 1/2 x 2 1/4, 2 1/4" Circle

Ink:
   Night of Navy

Technique:
   Die Cutting, Sponging

Accessories:
   Smooth Sailing Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Sail Away Trinkets, Sponge, Glue Dots, Adhesive

The silver helm embellishment is adhered with a large glue dot onto the Night of Navy one. I then added another large glue dot to the back of the Night of Navy helm and adhered it to the Whisper White circle. All of the other pieces were added using Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue. 

Of course this is a wonderful masculine card that can be changed to suit your needs. Just change the sentiment on the die cut circle or add a banner with a sentiment on it. 

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Thank you for your time. Let me know what you think and contact me if I can be of service. 

HAPPY STAMPING!


Friday, October 18, 2019

Butterfly Wishes Times Five

Butterfly Wishes consists of 12 cling stamps that coordinate with the Butterfly Duet Punch




This is a distINKtive stamp set. This means that the ink will automatically be darker in some areas and lighter in others. The ink is distributed in all of the right places. You can clearly see this on the flowers above. The stamp set sells for $23. Item #149346

The coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch #148523 sells for $18. Here is what it looks like:




Following are 5 different cards I made using this stamp set and punch.


Perfect Day




Butterflies




Anniversary Wishes



Silhouette Flower




Friendly Butterfly


These cards are individually blogged with their list of supplies and measurements. The blogs can be found by the title of each card. All supplies can be ordered through my online SU store. Just click on Shop Now.

As you can see the possibilities are endless in creating cards with this stamp set. Contact me if you have any questions and please feel free to let me know what you think.

Thank you for your time. I will continue to choose a stamp set and create at least 5 different cards with it. Follow my blog or subscribe so that you do not miss any of them.

HAPPY STAMPING!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Friendly Butterfly

The matching Butterfly Duet punch gives you the dimension you need to create a beautifully unique card for any occasion. The punch matches up beautifully to the stamped image. All you have to do then is adhere it with a glue dot. 




Stamps:
   Butterfly Wishes

Paper:
   Crushed Curry A-2
   See A Silhouette DSP 5 1/2 x 3 1/2
   Whisper White Scraps (Butterflies)

Ink:
   Night of Navy
   Real Red
   Crushed Curry

Technique:
   Punching

Accessories:
   Butterfly Duet Punch, Pearls, Glue Dots, Adhesive

I stamped my large butterfly in Real Red and the small one in Crushed Curry. These were adhered with glue dots.

I stamped the flower branch and sentiment using Night of Navy.

I added pearls to the butterflies, flowers, and sentiment.

Thank you for taking a peek. Let me know what you think.


HAPPY STAMPING!


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Silhouette Flower

This beautiful designer series paper allows you to keep your card Clean And Simple. This means lots of white space and zero to one layer on your card.




Stamps:
   Butterfly Wishes

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2
   See A Silhouette DSP 3/4 x 5 1/2 (2 strips)

Ink:
   Pacific Point

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Basic Pearl Jewels, Adhesive

This is a wonderful layout for a card. 

Basically, any large vertical stamp will look wonderful using this layout. 

The sentiment can be changed to suit your needs, and the designer series paper can be changed to match the occasion you need.

Thank you so much for stopping by here. I appreciate your thoughts, likes, shares, pins, etc.

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HAPPY STAMPING!


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Anniversary Wishes

This is a great layout to use when you have too many scraps sitting on your desk. It is also quite easy to change the oval and the sentiment to suit your needs.




Stamps:
   Butterfly Wishes
   Itty Bitty Greetings

Paper:
   Real Red A-2, 1/4 x 5 1/4
   See A Silhouette DSP 5 1/4 x 4
   Flirty Flamingo 1/8 x 5 1/4
   Crushed Curry 1 x 3 1/2
   Night of Navy 3/8 x 2 3/4
   Pacific Point 1/4 x 2 1/2
   Whisper White 1 1/2 x 2 1/2, 5 1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Real Red
   Night of Navy

Technique:
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Basic Pearl Jewels, Adhesive

I chose the scraps according to the colors on the designer series paper. Finally, there is a use for those 1/8 and 1/4 inch strips. 

The oval sentiment was adhered with dimensionals. All of the other strips were adhered using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Thank you so very much for stopping by here. Let me know what you think. 

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HAPPY STAMPING!


Monday, October 14, 2019

Butterflies

Do you have trouble choosing colors for your creations? If you choose to work with designer paper or printed paper, use the colors that are already there, and remember to NOT ignore the neutral colors. 




Stamps:
   Butterfly Wishes

Paper:
   Flirty Flamingo A-2
   See A Silhouette DSP 1 1/4 x 5 1/2
   Whisper White 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 + Scraps

Ink:
   Flirty Flamingo
   Night of Navy
   Real Red
   Crushed Curry

Technique:
   Punching

Accessories:
   Butterfly Duet Punch, Basic Pearl Jewels, Glue Dots, Adhesive

To choose my color palette, I begin with the darkest, most dominate color and set it aside for my sentiment. I will then choose two or three more dominate colors to play with.

I used the Flirty Flamingo for my branches with flowers. 

I then stamped and punched out two butterflies: one in Real Red and the other in Crushed Curry. I saw specks of Real Red and wanted to draw those out. So, I added a Real Red butterfly to make that happen. 

The Crushed Curry butterfly was added to give the card some balance. 

I chose the Flirty Flamingo as the card base because although it is found in the designer paper it is not a bold color. 

Lastly, I had to make that gorgeous butterfly shine, so I stamped it with Night of Navy. 

I have never taken an art class or studied colors, but I stamp what I like. Stampin' Up! makes our life easy by matching papers and inks for us.

Thank you for your time. I would love to hear what you think.

HAPPY STAMPING!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Perfect Day

Stamps, ink and paper is all that is needed to make a beautiful card for any occasion. These butterflies are beautiful and can easily be stamped in any color with whatever sentiment you desire.




Stamps:
   Butterfly Wishes

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2

Ink:
   Lemon Lime Twist
   Balmy Blue
   Berry Burst

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   None

The technique used on this card is CAS: Clean And Simple. This means that there should be quite a bit of white space on the card with zero to one layer of paper. 

I enjoy making this type of card and actually find it quite challenging. Most of us always want to accessorize or embellish what is there. 

You can easily add rhinestones or pearls to the butterflies. Or you might want to add some ribbon or a bow. 

Thank you so very much for dropping by here and taking a quick peek. Let me know what you think. I appreciate your time and feedback. Contact me if I can help you in any way. 

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HAPPY STAMPING!