Sunday, April 18, 2021

Picnic Apples

When was the last time you went on a picnic? There was a time when the outdoors was the place of preference. Of course, this was before air conditioning, and houses were built with windows that provided cross breezes. Here is a card with a bit of a picnic theme. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Teeny Tiny Wishes
   Studio Sketches

Paper:
   Green Galore A-2, Scraps
   Kaleidoscope DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside), Scraps

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Blendabilities/Markers:
   Cherry Cobbler
   Old Olive

Technique:
   Punching

Accessories:
   1-1/2" Circle Punch
   1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
   White Tea Lace Doilies
   Gingham Ribbon
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I stamped, colored, and punched out my image.

I then adhered it to a Green Galore scalloped circle.

I adhered the DSP panel to the card front.

I adhered a half doily to the bottom half. I stamped the sentiment on the solid part of the doily.

I added some gingham ribbon to cover the edge of the doily. I did tag the ends of the ribbon before adhering it.

I then added the bowl of apples using dimensionals.

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

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Fallen Snowman

This snowman has lost his head. It seems that our fear of falling grows simultaneously with our physical age. I remember an advertisement that was made for a medical alert monitor. An elderly person falls, pushes a button and yells, "I've fallen, and I can't get up!" My I used to roll my eyes and laugh, laugh, laugh. Now, I wonder if I should invest in this monitoring device. What is your fear?




Stamps:
   Cold Play

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2, Scraps, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Soft Sky

Markers:
   Pumpkin Pie
   Real Red
   Basic Black

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Word Bubbles Framelits Dies
   All Is Calm Washi Tape
   Button Brights Collection
   Sponge
   Glue Dots
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I stamped my snowman in pieces. The large circle on the bottom, followed by the middle circle, slightly off-balance. I stamped the arms, also off-balance. The facial circle was stamped, colored, and cut from a scrap of Whisper White. I adhered it with dimensionals when I was putting the card together.

Next, I wrote out my sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White and die cut it, using the Word Bubbles Framelits Dies. I sponged it with Soft Sky ink and attached it using dimensionals after all of my snowman pieces were in place.

I added a couple of colorful buttons using glue dots. One of the buttons I placed on the bottom, since the snowman has fallen. 

Once the snowman pieces were in place, I stamped and colored in the hat of the snowman. Of course, the hat is upside down. 

Lastly, I stamped snowflakes using Soft Sky as the background. I added some washi tape as a backing for the word bubble. I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Frosty Christmas Snowman

 Use a snowman to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. This snowman is sitting on a glittery mount of snow. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Frosty
   Timeless Tidings

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Vellum 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 (tear edge)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Markers:
   Pacific Point
   Highland Heather
   Shaded Spruce
   Pumpkin Pie
   Real Red
   Basic Black
   Merry Merlot

Technique:
   Tearing
   Glitter

Accessories:
   Glitter
   2-Way Glue
   Adhesive

First, I stamped and colored my snowman. I used markers to color the snowman. You can choose any of your favorite colors for him.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on the top part of the card.

I then measured and cut my vellum. I tore the top edge to make it look a bit more rugged.

I applied 2-way glue and adhered the chunky glitter. 

Lastly, I added the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card. This panel is not necessary, since the card is white already. Still, I like to give the card that finished look.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Anchor Dad

 Who is the anchor in your life? Is it your dad, mom, wife, husband, sibling, partner, God? The list of possibilities is endless. Everyone has that special someone that helps to keep them grounded. If your special anchor walks this earth, here is a card just for them. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Guy Greetings

Paper:
   Basic Gray A-2
   DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Marina Mist 2-1/4 x 2-1/2
   Whisper White 2 x 2-1/4, 5-1/4 x 4, Scraps

Ink:
   Basic Gray

Markers:
   Smoky Slate
   Basic Gray
   Sahara Sand
   Crumb Cake

Technique:
   Dry Embossing
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Argyle Embossing Folder
   Washi Label Punch
   Sponge
   Adhesive

First, I stamped my anchor and colored it using my markers. I then sponged it with Basic Gray and adhered it to a Marina Mist piece.

Next, I stamped, punched, and sponged my sentiment.

I then dry embossed a panel of designer series paper (DSP) using the Argyle Embossing Folder.

This panel was adhered to the Basic Gray card base.

Lastly, I adhered the anchor and sentiment to the card front and the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Deer in the Meadow

There are those who like to be alone and those who DO NOT. I think more people enjoy the company of others. I believe that even when there is an individual task to be done, most people would prefer to perform it in the company of others. Just like the adage states, "Two heads are better than one." Here is a card to send to those who work with you, or to those you spend time with you throughout the year. What do you think?




Stamps:
   In the Meadow

Paper:
   Pear Pizzazz A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

Ink:
   Smoky Slate
   Baked Brown Sugar
   Pear Pizzazz
   Soft Sky
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   Sponging
   Masking
   Punching

Accessories:
   Blender Pen
   Large Oval Punch
   Modern Label Punch
   Sponge
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I sponged the top part of my Whisper White panel with Soft Sky.

I then stamped and fussy cut my deer image on a scrap piece of paper. I placed a bit of temporary adhesive on the back and set it aside. This is my mask.

I then stamped my deer image on the Whisper White panel.

I placed my mask over it and kept it in place during all of the stamping.

Next, I stamped my mountains in the background. Just one row.

I then stamped the trees. I inked them with Pear Pizzazz. Then wiped the ink off the trunk and branches using the blender pen. I then colored these in with Archival Basic Black. I breathed on the stamp to re-activate the ink and then stamped them on my panel.

I used Pear Pizzazz to stamp the grass all over the bottom of the card.

I colored in the mountains with Smoky Slate and the deer with Baked Brown Sugar. I did remove the mask before coloring. You can use watercolor pencils, chalk, or markers to color in the images. 

I stamped, punched, and sponged my sentiment. I adhered it to the Modern Label and then attached it using dimensionals.

Lastly, I added a couple of black dots to the Modern Label and adhered the panel to the card base. The other Whisper White panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Garden Love

This heart die cut decorates the entire card front. I added a few punched hearts and a sentiment. Rhinestones would certainly add a sparkle if you like. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Bloomin' Love

Paper:
   Garden Green A-2
   Love Blossoms DSP 3-3/4" Sq.
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Punching

Accessories:
   Bloomin' Heart Thinlits
   Itty Bitty Accents (Heart Punch)
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

You know I hate to throw anything away. So, once I ran my 3-3/4" DSP square through the die cutting machine using the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, I grabbed the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents and punched out several hearts from the corners. I flipped them to show the other side of the DSP. All of the extra pieces from between the heart die cut I placed in a container to use as confetti when I make a window card. I tell you, there is use for everything! 

I die cut my heart and adhered it with adhesive.

I used glue dots to attach my small hearts.

I stamped my sentiment and adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

There is still room to glam this card. You can add rhinestones, gems, pearls, and/or sequins. 

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Fish in the Sea

There are many reasons to make cards. Sometimes, I need one for a specific occasion. Other times, I just want to calm down or de-stress, and sometimes, I need to use up supplies left-over from other projects. Then there are the items I bought on sale, knowing that I would use them! So, I made this card to use up those fish stickers that are sitting in my stash. Why did you make your last card? Or better yet, what does your stash look like? 




Stamps:
   Adventure Awaits

Paper:
   Crumb Cake A-2
   Adventure Bound DSP 2 x 4-1/4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Chocolate Chip

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Chocolate Chip 1/4" Poly-twill Ribbon (16")
   3-D Fish Stickers
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the large stamp on the upper part of the card front.

I then added a strip of Adventure Bound designer series paper (DSP) from my stash.

I then tied a chocolate Chip poly-twill ribbon to hide the seam of the DSP.

I adhered a couple of 3-D fish stickers, and adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Ice Cream Birthday

 Cake and ice cream are perfect together. If you serve cupcakes, you might as well serve ice cream cones. Don't you think? 




Stamps:
   Sprinkles of Life

Paper:
   Watermelon Wonder A-2, Scraps
   Cherry on Top DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Pool Party 5-1/4 x 2
   Cucumber Crush Scraps
   Crushed Curry Scraps
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Cucumber Crush
   Watermelon Wonder
   Tip Top Taupe

Technique:
   Punching

Accessories:
   Tree Builder Punch
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I cut my designer series panel. Looking at the various colors, I chose Watermelon Wonder as the card base. I adhered this panel to the card front.

Next, I stamped my two scoops of ice cream and the cone on scraps of matching cardstock: watermelon wonder on watermelon wonder, cucumber crush on cucumber crush, and crushed curry on crushed curry.

I then punched out the ice cream using the tree builder punch, and I cut the cone using my paper snips. 

I took the Pool Party strip and laid out the cone in the middle. I then stamped the sentiment on the top of the strip. I adhered the cone with liquid adhesive and attached the ice cream with dimensionals. I then stamped "Happy Birthday" on the bottom. I adhered the strip to the center of the designer series paper on the card front.

Lastly, I adhered a few rhinestones on the ice cream and added the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

High Thank You

 Have you ever gone up on a hot air balloon? I often thought it would be quite an adventure to experience. Yet, it seems the older I get, the more fearful I become of heights. So, I do not see it happening any time soon. Here are some hot air balloons flying over the neighborhood. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Lift Me Up
   Teeny Tiny Wishes
   Good Neighbors

Paper:
   Not Quite Navy A-2, Scraps
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)
   Ruby Red Scraps
   Barely Banana Scraps

Ink:
   Not Quite Navy
   Ruby Red
   Barely Banana
   Basic Gray

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   2-Step Stamping

Accessories:
   Up & Away Thinlits
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Stamp-a-ma-jig
   Adhesive

First, I stamped my townhouses on the bottom of the card. I added the roofs. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig tool to get exact stamping on these. I did not want the roofs to fall. Since this is a wooden stamp set, the stamp-a-ma-jig was the best tool to use with the least amount of trouble.

I then stamped clouds randomly above. In retrospect, I would stamp fewer ones, or leave them out completely. After all, we want to see the balloons!

Next, I stamped and die cut my balloons. I adhered these to the card front, using liquid adhesive.

Lastly, I added rhinestones, stamped my sentiment, and adhered the other Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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