Thursday, April 30, 2020

Feel Better Butterfly

Bring a smile to someone's face with a die cut butterfly adorned with rhinestones! 




Stamps:
   Sassy Salutations

Paper:
   Basic Black A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)
   Stacked with Love DSP 3-1/4 x 4-1/2

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   Starburst
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon
   Butterfly Thinlits Dies
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

The Stacked with Love DSP is double sided, so use the reverse side on every other piece.

Start in the middle and cut diagonally in a starburst pattern.

Use 5" of ribbon to cover the seam of the DSP.

The butterfly was adhered using glue dots.

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HAPPY STAMPING!



Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tick Tock

Time is the universal measurement. It is a constant in our life. No matter what is happening around us or in other parts of the world, there are 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute. Yet, we are either running out of time or...check this out:




Stamps:
   Sense of Time

Paper:
   Ballet Blue A-2
   Sage Shadow 5-1/4 x 4
   Chocolate Chip 5-1/8 x 3-7/8
   Bashful Blue 5 x 3-3/4
   Whisper White 1 x 4-1/2, 3-1/2" Sq.

Ink:
   Chocolate Chip
   VersaMark

Technique:
   Sponging

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

The clock was stamped, cut out, and sponged with Chocolate Chip before adhering it to the layers on the card base.

Bashful Blue was stamped using VersaMark to create the watermarks.

The sentiment was stamped and then punched using the Triple Banner punch. It was adhered using dimensionals.

I used tacky tape to adhere the ribbon onto the card.

Thank you for taking a peek. The card is simple and can be used with other sentiments. Let me know your thoughts.

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HAPPY STAMPING!


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Journey Begins

Celebrate an engagement or wedding with this card.




Stamps:
   Beautiful Ride
   Sheltering Tree

Paper:
   Elegant Eggplant A-2
   Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4
   Very Vanilla 5 x 3-3/4, Scrap

Ink:
   Always Artichoke
   Archival Basic Black
   Baked Brown Sugar
   Cajun Craze
   Daffodil Delight
   Early Espresso
   Mossy Meadow
   Night of Navy
   Old Olive
   Pumpkin Pie
   Various Markers
   VersaMark

Technique:
   Stamp-Off
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Washi Label Punch
   Sponges
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I sponged the sky with Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, and Night of Navy.

Second, I added the grassy mounds. I inked my stamp with Old Olive and stamped twice on the card before re-inking. 

I used Mossy Meadow for the blades of grass.

Third, I added the tree trunk and branches using Early Espresso.

I added the foliage using Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, and Baked Brown Sugar. I stamped off with Pumpkin Pie and Baked Brown Sugar. I also made sure I slightly moved the stamp.

Fourth, I stamped the couple using the Archival Basic Black and colored them in with various markers. 

Fifth, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla. I punched it out with the Washi Label Punch and sponged it with Daffodil Delight. I adhered it with dimensionals. 

Thank you for stopping by here and taking a peek. I appreciate your time and feedback.

HAPPY STAMPING!


Monday, April 27, 2020

You Made My Day

Have you ever had someone surprise you and make your day? These occurrences are few and quite rare. So, make note of them and remember to say thank you. Who knows? Maybe they will occur more often. 




Stamps:
   Upsy Daisy
   And Many More

Paper:
   Tempting Turquoise A-2
   Daffodil Delight 5-1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5 x 3-3/4, Scrap

Ink:
   Daffodil Delight
   Old Olive
   Tempting Turquoise
   Rich Razzleberry
   Night of Navy
   Basic Black

Technique:
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Word Window Punch
   Sponges
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

I sponged the colors onto my Whisper White cardstock in the order that they are listed above. Remember to stamp from the lightest color to the darkest.

I then stamped my silhouette of daisies using my Basic Black ink.

The sentiment was stamped in black, punched out, and then sponged with Daffodil Delight. I adhered it using dimensionals.

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HAPPY STAMPING!


Sunday, April 26, 2020

Time to Shine

True friends are always there for each other. You learn to step up when needed and willingly step back to encourage others to lead and shine. During this pandemic, everyone needs to step up and encourage each other. Remind your friends to shine and spew forth their talents. 




Stamps:
   Daisy Lane

Paper:
   Lemon Lime Twist A-2
   Powder Pink 1-3/4" Circle, 1-1/2" Circle, 1/2 x 3
   Whisper White 2" Sq. (2)

Ink:
   Berry Burst
   Lemon Lime Twist

Technique:
   Punching

Accessories:
   1-1/2" Circle Punch
   1-3/4" Circle Punch
   Medium Daisy Punch
   Clear Faceted Gems
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Glue Dots
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

I created my own background by stamping images in the same color as the paper: Lemon Lime Twist.

I stamped the two daisies on Whisper White using Berry Burst ink. They were glued together with a glue dot and put on the card base using a dimensional.

Smile was stamped and then punched with the 1-1/2" circle punch.

Friend was stamped and then punched with the 1-3/4" circle punch.

Thank you for stopping by here and taking a peek. Let me know what you think.

HAPPY STAMPING!



Saturday, April 25, 2020

Enjoy Retirement

Are you one of the lucky ones to reach retirement age? I think it is a blessing to be able to retire and try to enjoy life at a slower pace. 




Stamps:
   Enjoy Life
   Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:
   So Saffron A-2
   Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4
   Shimmery White 5 x 3-3/4

Ink:
   Night of Navy
   So Saffron
   Tangerine Tango
   Pear Pizzazz
   Soft Suede
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   Acrylic Block Watercolor

Accessories:
   Clear Block E
   Water Spritzer (Spray Bottle)
   Pearls
   Adhesive
   
I layered the colors onto the clear block using the ink pad itself. Colors were applied in the order listed above.

Spritzed the block slightly with water.

Tilted it for a few seconds to allow the ink to run a bit. (Judgement call) Then straightened it.

Centering it over the shimmery white paper, I stamped it, and let it dry.

I then stamped the image and the sentiment using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Thank you for dropping by here. I appreciate your time and your thoughts. Let me know what you think.


HAPPY STAMPING!


Friday, April 24, 2020

On the Wall

What would you write if you had a brick wall as your canvas? Can you read the writing on this wall?




Stamps:
   Adventure Awaits
   Sassy Salutations

Paper:
   Cajun Craze A-2, 5 x 3-3/4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4, 4-3/4 x 3-1/2
   Brick Wall DSP 4-1/2 x 3-1/4 

Ink:
   Whisper White Craft

Technique:
   Heat Embossing

Accessories:
   White Embossing Powder
   White Brads
   Adhesive

My only advise on this card is to make sure that you move your heat tool around. If your paper gets too hot, it will burn. As you can see, some of my white embossing turned a bit yellow. 

Thank you for dropping by here. Let me know what you think.

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HAPPY STAMPING!


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Butterfly Garden

Imagine sitting outside, enjoying a slight breeze, and seeing beautiful butterflies fluttering around the flowers. Here is a springtime card sending all kinds of wishes your way.




Stamps:
   Butterfly Basics

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2
   Painted Blooms DSP 2-1/8 x 5-1/2

Ink:
   Blackberry Bliss
   Pacific Point
   Rose Red

Technique:
   Partial Die Cutting
   Stamp-Off

Accessories:
   Butterfly Thinlits Dies
   Rhinestones
   Adhesive

First, I die cut three butterflies from scratch paper to use as place holders.

Second, I measure 2-1/8 from the right side of the card front and draw a pencil line. This is where the DSP will be adhered later.

Third, I temporarily place my three butterflies where I will want them on the card. Note that the middle of the butterfly will be on the pencil line.

Fourth, I remove the top butterfly and replace it with the actual die cut. I use a bit of washi tape to keep it in place. I then place my card front with the die cut between my plates. It is placed so that the edge of the plates are resting on the middle of the butterfly. This places pressure for the cutting to occur only on half of the butterfly. 

Fifth, repeat the fourth step two more times.

Sixth, stamp butterflies on the partial die cuts.

Seventh, lift up the right side of the butterflies and adhere the DSP underneath them on the card front. 

Eight, stamp the sentiment and add embellishments.

If you are having trouble understanding the fourth step, check this TUTORIAL out.

Contact me with any questions. Let me know what you think.

Thank you for visiting.

HAPPY STAMPING!



Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Memorable Birthday Leaves

A card made and sent with love is enough to make someone smile. The simplest card needs only paper, ink, and a stamp. Here are two cards to prove this. 


Memorable Birthday


Stamps:
   Timeless Tropical

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2

Ink:
   Pretty Peacock

Technique:
   Stamp-Off



Birthday Leaves

Stamps:
   Timeless Tropical

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2

Ink:
   Shaded Spruce

Technique:
   Samp-Off

Both of these cards were made using only one stamp from the Timeless Tropical stamp set. Check out the stamp set and see all of the other images.

I first stamped the sentiment on the card.

Then I inked my stamp and stamped it 3 times on the card before re-inking it. I repeated this as often as I needed. 

If there were gaps I wanted filled with a very light touch, I inked my stamp and stamped it on scratch paper before I stamped on the card. 

This Stamp-Off Technique allowed me to get the different shades of color on the card. It also created my background for the card. 

Both of these cards can be stepped up by adding embellishments such as rhinestones, ribbons, buttons, or even some washi tape.

The possibilities are endless. If you would like your own stamp set, click on Shop Now above.

Thank you for dropping by here. Let me know what you think.

Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Keep Dreaming

Silhouette images are very versatile. They can be used on every kind of card. Here is card with a positive sentiment. It can be sent to celebrate a new beginning, a change, or even a grand accomplishment. I really like the innocence of children pointing to an unknown future.




Stamps:
   Silhouette Scenes

Paper:
   Seaside Spray A-2
   Blueberry Bushel 5-1/2 x 1-1/2
   Whisper White 1-1/4 x 2-3/4 (3)

Ink:
   Blueberry Bushel
   Seaside Spray

Technique:
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Sponge
   Paper Snips
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

I snipped the top two edges of the Whisper White panels and then sponged them using Seaside Spray ink. These are attached with dimensionals.

The Blueberry Bushel strip is adhered with liquid adhesive.

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

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HAPPY STAMPING!


Monday, April 20, 2020

Precious Moment

Mother and daughter moments are precious. They should be treasured and remembered. How many special moments with your mother can you recall? If your mom is still with you or if you are missing your daughter, this card is perfect to recall a special memory or moment. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Beautiful Moments

Paper:
   Coastal Cabana A-2
   Granny Apple Green 1-5/8 x 2-1/8
   2019-2021 In-Color DSP 3-15/16 x 2-7/8
   Follow Your Art DSP 2-1/8" Sq.
   Whisper White 3-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Markers:
   Granny Apple Green
   Terracotta Tile
   Coastal Cabana
   Soft Suede
   Petal Pink

Watercolor Pencil:
   Coastal Cabana

Technique:
   Dry Embossing

Accessories:
   Seaside Embossing Folder
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

The two bottom pieces of DSP are dry embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder.

The image panel is adhered using dimensionals.

I used the Coastal Cabana Watercolor Pencil for the background sky on the Whisper White panel.

Thank you so much for dropping by here. If you would like to order any of these cards, contact me to place your order. Cards are $5 each.

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HAPPY STAMPING!