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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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Friends for Shore

Do you have a friend that is always there for you no matter the circumstance? Here is a special card for that very special friend. 




Stamps:
   So Many Shells
   Waterfront

Paper:
   Elegant Eggplant A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scrap

Ink:
   Marina Mist
   Tip Top Taupe
   Wisteria Wonder
   Elegant Eggplant
   Baked Brown Sugar
   Crumb Cake
   Daffodil Delight

Technique:
   2-Step Stamping
   Sponging
   Stamp-Off

Accessories:
   Sponge
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Aqua Painter
   Paper Snips
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I sponged the top half of my Whisper White panel with Daffodil Delight.

Then, I added some mountains or sand dunes using Tip Top Taupe. If your ink pad is very juicy, you might want to stamp off first and then stamp your card. I played with mine on a scratch paper first. The dune closest to the shore is the darkest, the others are stamped without re-inking.

I added the beach using the same method as the dunes. 

The water was applied using Marina Mist. I did the same thing as the dunes. If you stamp several times without re-inking your stamp, you will get a variance in the color. 

For the large conch, I used Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant. This is a 2-step stamp. So, the filler is Wisteria Wonder and the accent is in Elegant Eggplant. I fussy cut a large conch and attached it with dimensionals.

The small shells are stamped with Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake.

The sentiment is stamped with Elegant Eggplant.

Once, I adhered the panel to the card base, I randomly added the tiny pearls.

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

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Dashing Deer

You can never have too many Christmas cards. I like to make them throughout the year. This way, I am able to send a unique card to each one on my list. This one takes less than 10 minutes to make. I hope you like it.




Stamps:
   Dashing Deer

Paper:
   Soft Sky A-2
   All Is Calm DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Tip Top Taupe Scraps
   Whisper White Scrap

Ink:
   Lost Lagoon
   Soft Sky
   Tip Top Taupe

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Sponging
   Punching

Accessories:
   Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies
   Washi Label Punch
   Sponge
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the deer using Tip Top Taupe ink and cardstock. 

I then die cut these two using the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.

Then I stamped the small deer using Lost Lagoon on the designer series paper. 

I stamped the sentiment using Lost Lagoon onto a scrap of Whisper White. I punched it out with the Washi Label punch, and sponged it with Soft Sky.

Now, that I have all the pieces, I glued the designer series panel onto the Soft Sky card base.

Then I added the deer and the sentiment using dimensionals. 

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Only One

Each card you make is a one-of-a-kind. Even if you use the same materials, each one will be unique. Don't misunderstand. The cards can look very much alike, but there will still be subtle differences. These subtleties are what makes it so very special and unique. 




Stamps:
   One of a Kind

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

Ink:
   Melon Mambo
   Wisteria Wonder
   Basic Gray

Technique:
   Crimper
   CAS

Accessories:
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the Melon Mambo flower in the middle of the Whisper White panel.

Then I added the sentiment with Wisteria Wonder.

Next, I randomly added the other flowers using Basic Gray. 

I then ran the panel through my crimper, vertically. This does shrink the panel a tiny bit. So, I trimmed the other edges to balance it out.

Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base. The other Whisper White panel is for the inside of the card.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Mountainside Retirement

Anyone who has retired deserves this beautiful and peaceful view as they enjoy their morning breakfast. Don't you agree?




Stamps:
   Waterfront
   Itty Bitty Greetings

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 4-1/4 x 3-1/2
   Whisper White 4-1/4 x 3-1/2
   Marina Mist 5-1/4 x 4
   Early Espresso 5 x 3-3/4

Ink:
   Early Espresso
   Marina Mist
   Mossy Meadow
   Pear Pizzazz

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Dry Embossing
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Window Die
   Woodgrain Embossing Folder
   Sponge
   Adhesive

Sky is sponged with Marina Mist. Trees are stamped with Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz. Mountains are stamped several times with Early Espresso.

Trim down the Whisper White to fit the window frame after you stamp. 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Quiet Joy

Can you hear the quiet? Can you feel it? I can only imagine the peacefulness, joy, and calmness of the moment. Enjoy...




Stamps:
   Wonderland
   Country Morning
   Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Paper:
   Rich Razzleberry A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), 5-1/8 x 3-7/8, 3/4 x 3-7/8

Ink:
   Island Indigo
   Rich Razzleberry
   Soft Suede
   Whisper White Craft
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   White Gel Pen

Technique:
   Sponging
   Brayer

Accessories:
   Brayer
   Sponge
   Iridescent Ice Glitter
   2-Way Glue Pen
   Adhesive

First, I added Island Indigo with my brayer from the top toward the middle of the card. I always started rolling the brayer right off the page and then downward to pull the ink toward the middle. This gets the deeper shade of blue at the top and a lighter shade as it moves downward.

Second, I did the same with Rich Razzleberry, but pulled the color from the bottom up toward the middle. Since I am right-handed, I just flipped my panel. 

Third, I used a sponge to fill in and blend the color of the two in the middle until I had what I liked. I did make several of these panels at the same time, and I was amazed at how closely they resembled each other. There are subtle differences, but mostly the same.

Fourth, I stamped the trees using Soft Suede. Then I added some "snow" on the trees using my white gel pen.

Fifth, I stamped falling snow using Whisper White Craft ink and the background stamp from the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set. 

Sixth, I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a strip of Whisper White. I tore the top edge. (Always tear paper toward you.)

Seventh, I added glue with the 2-Way glue pen and sprinkled glitter on it. This helped to highlight the slope and draw attention to the sentiment. This step can be skipped if you prefer. Then, I adhered this piece to the bottom of my panel.

The panel was then adhered to a Whisper White panel that was just a hair larger. I wanted the white frame around it.

Lastly, I adhered this panel onto the card front. The extra panel of Whisper White (5-1/4 x 4) is for the inside of the card. 

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Wishes

This large stamp with all of its detail looks great all by itself. There is no need for any added color, glimmer, or accessories. Of course, all can be added if you WISH.




Stamps:
   Bright Wishes

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2

Ink:
   Blueberry Bushel

Technique:
   CAS
   Monochromatic

Accessories:
   None

One paper. One ink. One image. One sentiment. 

This is the perfect recipe for Clean And Simple. 

Card will take only a couple of minutes to make.

Of course, you can color in the image, add accessories, or glam it up with some glitter or Wink of Stella. 

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Jammin

This is a clean and simple (CAS) card for anyone: in a band, wishing to be in a band, or pretending to be in a band. It is a perfect card for anyone who enjoys music. You know that "alien" teenager...


Stamps:
   Extreme Guitar
   Layered Letters Alphabet
   Perpetual Birthday Calendar

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Bermuda Bay
   Cajun Craze
   Cucumber Crush
   Daffodil Delight
   Rich Razzleberry
   Tip Top Taupe
   Watermelon Wonder

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   None

First, I stamped stars with Daffodil Delight and water spots or ink blots using the Tip Top Taupe. This covered the background for my card.

Next, I stamped the two Extreme Guitarist on the top right and bottom left corners using the Archival Basic Black ink.

Then I stamped "J" with Watermelon Wonder on the top left and "N" with Rich Razzleberry on the bottom right. This took care of the other two corners.  

I then stamped the second "M" with Archival Basic Black and lined it up with the two guitarist. (In retrospect, I should have just continued with the A and the I, and lastly evened out the two M's. Oh well, on the next card.)

I then stamped the "A" using Cajun Craze, the "I" using Bermuda Bay, and the first "M" using Cucumber Crush. 

You can easily add some bling to the card if you like. The occasion will be determined by the message written on the inside of the card by the sender.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Mountain Dad

Can you imagine seeing this through your window as you sip your morning beverage? Nature provides the best scenic views. All we have to do is sit and enjoy them. 




Stamps:
   Waterfront
   Itty Bitty Greetings

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 4-1/4 x 3-1/2
   Whisper White 4-1/4 x 3-1/2 (trim to window)
   Marina Mist 5-1/4 x 4
   Early Espresso 5 x 3-3/4

Ink:
   Early Espresso
   Marina Mist
   Mossy Meadow
   Pear Pizzazz

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Dry Embossing
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Window Die
   Woodgrain Embossing Folder
   Sponge
   Adhesive

First, I die cut my window frame from the Very Vanilla 4-1/4 x 3-1/2 piece. 

I placed it on top of the Whisper White panel, and made light pencil marks around the window frame corners. This lets me know what will show through my window.

I then sponged the sky with Marina Mist. 

Stamped the mountains and the cabin with Early Espresso, the trees with Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz, and if needed, the ground cover with Pear Pizzazz. 

The mountains were stamped several times without re-inking the stamp. This results in different shades of Early Espresso which also adds dimension to the view.

I then stamped the sentiment to the bottom of the window frame using Early Espresso.

I erased the pencil marks on the Whisper White piece and lined it up behind my window. More slight pencil marks on anything showing past the window frame.

I trimmed the Whisper White panel to make sure none shows past the window frame. I adhered the panel to the frame.

Next, I dry embossed the Early Espresso panel using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I adhered it to the Marina Mist Panel.

I adhered the Marina Mist to the Very Vanilla card base.

Lastly, I adhered the window frame to the center of the card. I used my favorite adhesive. If you want more dimension then use dimensionals on the panel.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Butterfly Sprinkles

Using pigment sprinkles will result in a unique background each and every time. The flakes come alive with water, thus making exact copies impossible. Here is a rather vibrant background I made using my love of purple.




Stamps:
   Beautiful Day

Paper:
   Daffodil Delight A-2
   Watercolor 5-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Pigment Sprinkles:
   Melon Mambo
   Daffodil Delight
   Gorgeous Grape

Technique:
   Watercolor

Accessories:
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Adhesive

Playing with these pigment sprinkles is so much fun. Each spray of water results in a different look. 

First, I sprinkle my pigment flakes onto my watercolor panel. I do sprinkle different colors around the card, and I try to not mix them as I sprinkle. I keep plenty of paper towels on hand.

Next, I spray with water and see my result. 

I try to manipulate the flow, intensity, and mixture of colors by:

   Dabbing with a paper towel
   Spraying more water
   Tilting the panel
   Sprinkling more pigment flakes
   Repeating the process

until I have a panel or background I like. I have also learned to keep all of my panels because when they dry completely, they may look a bit different.

Once a panel is completely dried, I stamp large bold images, silhouettes, or use die cuts. 

I do recommend the use of a Stamparatus, MISTI, or Stamp-a-ma-jig if you have one. These tools allow you to stamp several times on the same spot to reach the intensity you find pleasing.

I used a Daffodil Delight card base for my card to balance the light yellow with the deeper purple. I think it worked. What do you think? Take another look:




Obviously, you can opt for a Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, or Whisper White card base. Your creation, your choice.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Happy All Year

Did you realize that you are in control of your emotions? So often, we want to blame others for the way we feel: "He makes me so mad; She makes my blood boil; He makes me cry all the time." And my all time favorite: "The Devil made me..." Still, the easiest emotion to express is joy. So, smile and be happy all year.




Stamps:
   Year Round Fun II
   Apple Blossoms

Wheels:
   Snowflake
   Bloomin' 
   Leaf Prints

Paper:
   Early Espresso A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), 1 x 5-1/2 (4)

Ink:
   Pool Party
   Melon Mambo
   Daffodil Delight
   Cajun Craze
   Early Espresso

Technique:
   Wheels

Accessories:
   Wheel
   Adhesive

First, I inked and rolled my wheels onto Whisper White strips: Snowflake represents winter in Pool Party; Bloomin' represents spring in Melon Mambo; Leaf Prints stand for autumn or fall in Cajun Craze. I used the sun stamp from Year Round Fun II in Daffodil Delight to represent my summer. I also spread sunshine throughout the year by stamping it onto each season.

I then adhered each of the Whisper White strips onto a Whisper White panel. I stamped my sentiment on the sunshine strip using Early Espresso.

This panel was then adhered to the Early Espresso card base. 

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