Saturday, October 1, 2022

Gorgeous

A lady standing in the middle of a field of flowers will always be a sight to behold! Agree? 




Stamps:
   Beautiful You
   Happy Birthday Gorgeous
   In the Trees

Paper:
   Berry Burst A-2
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scraps

Ink:
   Archival Basic black
   Berry Burst
   Call Me Clover
   Flirty Flamingo
   Garden Green
   Grapefruit Grove
   Lovely Lipstick
   Old Olive
   Pear Pizzazz

Markers:
   Berry Burst

Technique:
   2-Step Stamping
   Stamp-Off

Accessories:
   Gold Glitter Ribbon
   Classic Label Punch
   Rhinestone Basic Jewels
   Dimensionals
   Tacky Tape
   Adhesive

I began by stamping the blades of grass in Old Olive and Garden Green on the bottom of the card.

I then stamped the stems with Call Me Clover and added Garden Green for the leaves.

I used Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo, and Lovely Lipstick for the flowers.

Next, I stamped the lady using Archival Basic Black and filled in her dress with Berry Burst. I colored her hat with a marker. 

I then stamped the sentiment and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. I attached it with dimensionals.

I added a strip of Gold Glitter Ribbon to mask the stems on the grass. I used tacky tape on the back of the panel to keep the ribbon in place.

I then adhered the panel to the Berry Burst card front.

Next, I added rhinestones to adorn the lady and her bed of flowers. 

Lastly, I adhered the other Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Tea-riffic Mom

Do you like special fold cards? They can be fun, but sometimes difficult to get them right. What do you think of this one? 




Stamps:
   A Nice Cuppa

Paper:
   Soft Sky
    5-1/2 x 11 (card base)
    3-7/8" Sq. (cut diagonally)
    1-7/8" Sq. (2)
   Afternoon Tea DSP
    5-3/8" Sq.
    5-3/8 x 2-5/8
    3-3/8" Sq. (cut diagonally)
    1-5/8" Sq. (2)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   Special Pop-Up Fold
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Cups & Kettle Framelits
   Adhesive

This was a special fold card that was sent to me by a friend. Once I had completed the card, I found a very similar card fold on SCS that was quite a bit easier to follow. It is called the Fold Back Pop-Up Card. You can find instructions HERE.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Deep Blue Sea

I can only imagine the vastness of the deep blue sea. My preference of course is to stay above the water and breathe, but given the challenge of "Under the Sea," I created a dark blue panel with splotches of a lighter tone. No, really, I painted the panel with acrylic blue paint and got lucky. What do you think? 




Stamps:
   Sea of Texture
   By the Tide

Paper:
   Basic White A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

Ink:
   Whisper White Craft

Acrylic Paint:
   Blue

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Pearl Basic Jewels
   Adhesive

First, I painted a Basic White panel with blue acrylic paint and waited a minute as it dried.

I then stamped several underwater images using Whisper White craft ink. 

Next, I adhered the panel to a Basic White card front.

Lastly, I added a few pearls to represent bubbles and adhered the other Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sense of Time Again

Time is constant. Yet, it is something that we are always trying to control and wishing we had more. If I only had more time...Bonnie Friedman said it all. Take a look, if you have time. 




Stamps:
   Sense of Time

Paper:
   Ballet Blue A-2
   Textured Sage Shadow 5-1/4 x 4
   Chocolate Chip 5-1/8 x 3-7/8
   Coloring Page 5 x 3-3/4
   Basic White 3-1/2" Sq., 1 x 4-1/2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Chocolate Chip

Technique:
   Sponging
   Fussy Cutting

Accessories:
   Triple Banner Punch
   5/16" Neutral Brad
   3/16" Neutral Brad
   Seaside Ribbon - 5"
   Dimensionals
   Tacky Tape
   Adhesive

First, I stamped my clock face and fussy cut it.

I then sponged it using Chocolate Chip and adhered it to the top of my coloring page. 

Next, I adhered the coloring page to a Chocolate Chip panel and then onto the Textured Sage Shadow panel.

I added two neutral brads to the face of the clock. The larger one on the large clock and the smaller one for the seconds clock.

I then stamped my sentiment and used the Triple Banner punch for the edges. I sponged it with Chocolate Chip.

Next, I adhered the ribbon across the bottom of the panel. I used tacky tape to keep the ribbon in place. I looped the ribbon to the back of the panel and used more tacky tape to keep it attached.

I added the sentiment with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the Ballet Blue card front.

Lastly, I adhered the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Dream Big

I had a container full of decorative scissors and decided to test them out on this card. Looks like some of them worked and others liked to tear rather than cut. Still, the marbled background made up for it. What do you think? 




Stamps:
   Marbled
   Enjoy the Little Things

Paper:
   Powder Pink A-2
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scraps
   Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4, Scraps

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Powder Pink
   Soft Sky
   Sweet Sugarplum

Technique:
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Sponge
   Decorative Scissors
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the marbled background using Powder Pink on Basic White. I cut the edges using decorative scissors. I adhered it to the Basic Black panel.

I then stamped the sentiment using Archival Basic Black ink on a scrap of Basic White. I cut it using decorative scissors, sponged it with Powder Pink, and added a dab of Soft Sky in the middle with a sponge to tone down the white.

Next, I adhered the sentiment to a larger scrap of Basic Black and tore around the edges. I then adhered it to the center of the marbled background.

Lastly, I adhered the Basic Black panel to the Powder Pink card front and added the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Christmas Sweater

This is a simple, yet elegant Christmas card that is easy to duplicate and send out to everyone on your list. Thoughts? 




Stamps:
   More Merry Messages

Paper:
   Cherry Cobbler A-2
   Warmth & Cheer DSP 2-1/2 x 4-1/4
   Basic Black 4-1/4 x 1/4, 3-1/2 x 2-1/2
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Dry Embossing

Accessories:
   Layering Ovals Framelits 
   Cable Knit Embossing Folder
   White Gel Pen
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I stamped and die cut my sentiment using the Layering Ovals Framelits and Basic White cardstock. 

I then cut the next larger scalloped oval in Basic Black, and placed a white dot on each scallop using a white gel pen.

I adhered these two layers together using liquid adhesive. This was attached to the top of the card front using dimensionals.

Next, I dry embossed the Warmth & Cheer DSP panel using the Cable Knit Embossing Folder. I did spray a bit of water on the DSP to prevent tearing.

I adhered the DSP to the bottom of the card using liquid adhesive.

I added a thin strip of Basic Black to cover the seam and pull the card together.

Lastly, I adhered the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Celebrate You Too

Don't forget about the amazing word dies in your collection. You can easily make them the focus of your card front. I did just that on this one. What do you think? 





Stamps:
   Celebrate You

Paper:
   Chocolate Chip A-2, Scraps (words)
   Afternoon Tea DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   None

Technique:
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
   Pearl Basic Jewels
   Fine Tip Glue Pen
   Adhesive

First, I die cut the words, using scraps of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

I then adhered my Afternoon Tea DSP panel to the Chocolate Chip card front.

Next, I placed the words on the card front to check the spacing. I then used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere them in place.

Lastly, I added a few pearls and adhered the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Above the Mountains

This is one of those cards that looks so much better in real life. The background was created using a bit of alcohol and ink, so each turned out to be quite unique. I made four of them, but they all used the same supplies. What do you think? 


Above the Mountains


Above the Mountains Too


Above the Mountains Tre


Above the Mountains Quad


Stamps:
   Hold on to Hope

Paper:
   Crushed Curry A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8, 2-1/4 x 4 
   Glossy white 5-1/4 x 4
   Galvanized Metallic Paper 2 x 3
   Wood Textures DSP 2 x 3
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   StazOn Jet Black

Re-Inkers:
   Real Red
   Pumpkin Pie
   Crushed Curry

Technique:
   Polished Stone

Accessories:
   Cross of Hope Framelits
   Fine Tip Glue Pen
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive
   Stamparatus/MISTI

First, I created my background using the Polished Stone Technique found on SCS. Click HERE for instructions. I did not use a sealer on mine.

Once the background was dry, I adhered the Basic Black to the bottom of the panel. I took the Basic Black piece and tore it to give the illusion of mountains in the distance. I placed one half on one card and the other half on another card.

I then die cut the solid cross on a piece of Wood Textures DSP, and the more intricate cross on a piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper. I adhered the crosses together, using a Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Next, I adhered the glossy panel to the Basic Black matte. This helped to keep it flat. 

I then placed it into my Stamparatus and stamped the sentiment. I did have to stamp the sentiment twice to get it nice and dark. The last card moved a tad without my noticing, but I think it looks like shadow stamping. It makes this one VERY unique.

Next, I adhered the panel to the card front and added the cross, using dimensionals.

Lastly, I adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Flowery Lace

Let those deserving individuals know how much you appreciate who they are and what they do. Don't forget about those who volunteer their time and energy to help others in need. Thoughts? 




Stamps:
   Blessed by God

Paper:
   Blushing Bride A-2
   Falling in Love DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Night of Navy

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Pearl Basic Jewels
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the cross directly onto the Falling in Love DSP panel, using Night of Navy ink.

I then stamped the sentiment below it, using Night of Navy ink.

Next, I adhered the DSP panel onto the Blushing Bride card front.

Lastly, I added a pearl at the end of the sentiment and adhered the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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