Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Hanging Out Too

When was the last time you met with a friend simply to enjoy each other's company? We live in a fast-paced society where we text, call, or reach out only in times of need. It is not unusual to see friends and family sitting together for a meal, but each is on their own device. Sad to see people ignore what is right in front of them. Now is the time to put down those devices and rekindle those soon to be forgotten friendships and personal relationships. Thoughts?




Stamps:
   In the Trees

Paper:
   Wisteria Wonder A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Wild Wasabi
   Old Olive
   Summer Sun

Markers:
   Various Copic Markers

Technique:
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Sponge
   Adhesive

First, I sponged my Whisper White panel with Summer Sun.

I then stamped two trees, a hammock, a squirrel, and birds, using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I held up the hammock and made a light pencil mark to make sure the trees were spaced enough.

I then colored my images using various Copic markers. You can use any medium that you have on hand: colored pencils, chalks, watercolors, markers, oils, etc.

I stamped the grass using Old Olive and Wild Wasabi. 

Lastly, I stamped my sentiment and adhered the panel to the card front. The other Whisper White panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Flaky Season

This snowflake die cut looks great in front of the blizzard. I find it amazing how a die cut, stamp, or Designer Series Paper (DSP) can make me look like a master of my craft, making the adage, if I can do it, so can you, a true statement. Thoughts?




Stamps:
   Snowflake Sentiments

Paper:
   Soft Sky A-2
   All Is Calm DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Lost Lagoon 2-1/4 x 5-1/4 
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Basic Black

Technique:
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies
   Soft Sky Ribbon 6-1/4"
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Tacky Tape
   Adhesive

First, I die cut the snowflakes using the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits Dies on Lost Lagoon cardstock.

I then adhered the die cut to the bottom half of the DSP panel. I used liquid adhesive, but you can also use a fine tip glue pen or glue dots.

I then stamped the sentiment on the top center of the DSP. You may choose to use a Stamparatus, MISTI, or Stamp-a-ma-jig to get a nice dark print.

Next, I added ribbon on top of the Lost Lagoon die cut and wrapped it around the DSP. I think it brought the two colors together.

I then adhered the DSP panel to the card front, and added the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

Lastly, I added rhinestones to the middle of the die cut snowflakes for a bit of bling.

Here is another look at the card:



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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Inspired by Salt

Add some flavor to your card with a bit of salt. This background was created using a bit of rock salt. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Sheltering Tree
   Inspired by Nature

Paper:
   Island Indigo A-2
   Glossy White 5-1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   StazOn Black
   Elegant Eggplant
   Island Indigo
   Always Artichoke
   Daffodil Delight
   Cajun Craze

Technique:
   Salted Background

Accessories:
   Spritzer/Spray Bottle
   Aqua Painter
   Rock Salt
   Adhesive

First, I sprayed the glossy panel with water. 

I then added my colors using an aqua painter. You may choose to drop the colors or swirl them around. 

I then sprinkled my rock salt over the background and sprayed it with a bit more water.

I set it aside and let it dry. You may use a heat tool if you do not have time to wait.

Once it was dry, I brushed off the rock salt and finished it with a bit of stamping.

I added the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

You can find the tutorial that I followed at SplitCoastStampers: Salted Background.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Birthday Twist Gate Fold

Send a birthday card with a twist. These balloons are great for any age and gender. Get creative and have some fun. Thoughts? Who is next on your birthday list? Would you send this to him/her?




Stamps:
   Cheery Chat
   A Slice of Life

Paper:
   Bermuda Bay 7-1/2 x 4-1/4
   Birthday Bash DSP 2-1/4 x 3-7/8 (2)
   Whisper White 2-1/4 x 4
   Calypso Coral Scrap
   Night of Navy Scrap

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   Twist Gate Fold
   Punching

Accessories:
   Balloon Bouquet Punch
   Baker's Twine
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive
   Bone Folder
   Dimensionals

There is a tutorial at SplitCoastStampers (SCS) for this technique. You can find it at: Twist Gate Fold.

I followed their tutorial substituting my supplies. They even include a short video.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Cold Birthday

Making a gift card holder inside an A-2 sized card is not as difficult as you might imagine. I simply cut a couple of slits on the Whisper White panel before I adhered it to the inside of the card. I placed my business card to demonstrate where the gift card would be placed. What do you think?




Stamps:
   B.Y.0.P.

Paper:
   Old Olive A-2
   Cherry on Top DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Bermuda Bay
   Crushed Curry

Technique:
   Dry Embossing
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Cable Knit Embossing Folder
   1/8" Bermuda Bay Ribbon
   Pretty Label Punch
   Sponge
   Glue Dots
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive
   Fast Fuse

First, I stamped the Whisper White panel on the top half using Bermuda Bay ink. I then set my business card down and lightly penciled two opposite corners. I then cut a slits to open the corners for my gift card. I erased any pencil marks that were left. I then adhered this panel onto the inside of my card.

I then took my DSP panel and dry embossed it using the Cable Knit Embossing Folder. You can slightly mist the DSP with a bit of water to prevent tearing.

Next, I stamped, punched, and sponged my sentiment. I stamped it using Bermuda Bay and sponged it using Crushed Curry.

I wrapped some Bermuda Bay ribbon around the DSP panel and adhered it to the card front. 

I attached the sentiment using dimensionals.

I added a Bermuda Bay bow with a glue dot.

Always make sure your DSP is facing the right way. I did not focus when I adhered my DSP to the card front. So, my candles are all facing down instead of up. Ugh, this definitely makes it my own creation. 

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sympathy Flowers

If you have the time and the supplies, heat embossing adds elegance to your card. Here is a floral arrangement with a touch of gold. Thoughts?




Stamps:
   Petite Petals
   Teeny Tiny Wishes
   Baroque Motifs

Paper:
   Blushing Bride A-2
   All ABloom DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic Black 3-3/8 x 4-7/8
   Whisper White 3-1/8 x 4-5/8, Scraps, 5-1/4 x 4 

Ink:
   Metallic Gold
   Archival Basic Black
   Daffodil Delight
   Strawberry Slush
   Blushing Bride

Technique:
   Heat Embossing
   Punching

Accessories:
   Gold Embossing Powder
   Petite Petals Punch
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

First, I took a small white panel and stamped the floral flourish using my Metallic Gold stamp pad. I then added some gold embossing powder and heat embossed it.

Next, I stamped some small petals using Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, and Blushing Bride. I punched these using my Petite Petals Punch. 

I then stamped my sentiment on the top left corner of my panel.

I adhered the layers to the front of the card as shown above and added the 5-1/4 x 4 Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

The petals were added using dimensionals and the pearls were adhered with glue dots.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Pine Tree

I let the Designer Series Paper (DSP) do all of the work again. This is a Clean And Simple (CAS) Christmas card. It is easy to duplicate and the DSP can be changed to something you have on hand. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Lovely as a Tree
   More Merry Messages

Paper:
   Lost Lagoon A-2
   All Is Calm DSP 5-1/2 x 3-3/4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Call Me Clover

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Frosted Sequins
   Adhesive

First, I stamped my tree on the DSP. I positioned it in the center of the panel, leaving enough room for the sentiment above it. I stamped the tree using Call Me Clover ink.

Next, I stamped my sentiment above the tree, using Archival Basic Black.

I then adhered this panel to the card front, and the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

Lastly, I added a few sequins to adorn the card. Here is where you can add as many embellishments as you like. 

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

2019

Have you ever made a card for a specific occasion and then failed to send it? Ugh, it does happen. Here is a card I made in celebration of a specific year, and here I am two and a half years later with this card in my box. My choices now are probably narrowed to using it on a scrapbook page. What do you think? Any suggestions?




Stamps:
   None

Paper:
   Melon Mambo A-2
   Blushing Bride Glimmer 2-1/4 x 4-1/4, Scraps
   Wood Textures DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Vellum 5-1/2 x 2-1/4 
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   None

Markers:
   Blushing Bride
   Pear Pizzazz
   Melon Mambo

Technique:
   Dry Embossing
   Die Cutting
   Tearing

Accessories:
   Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder
   Large Numbers Framelits Dies
   Itty Bitty Accents
   Vellum Tape
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I took my Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and die cut my numbers. I also used the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents to create the stars.

I then took a piece of vellum and dry embossed the word, celebrate. Since it was a bit difficult to see, I took three markers and colored on the back of the vellum. I liked the effect it created. I then tore the vellum all around the embossed sentiment. It left the white edge around it which I thought looked great.

Next, I adhered the Wood Textures DSP onto the card front.

I used my vellum tape to adhere the sentiment on the top center of the card. You can also use glue dots if you do not have vellum tape.

I added the Blushing Bride Glimmer die cuts to the card.

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

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Anniversary in Ivory

This is a Clean And Simple (CAS), yet elegant anniversary card. It takes less than five minutes to create. Of course, the sentiment can be changed to any current need you may have. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Something to Celebrate

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   Dry Embossing
   CAS

Accessories:
   Ellison Embossing Folder by Sizzix
   Adhesive

First, I took a Very Vanilla panel and dry embossed it using an embossing folder by Sizzix.

I then stamped my sentiment in the designated space using Archival Basic Black.

Next, I adhered this panel onto the Very Vanilla card front and added the other panel to the inside of the card.

I kept this card CAS. Still, if you want to add some embellishments, you can easily add a ribbon, rhinestones, or possibly pearls. If you would like to add dimension, stamp your sentiment on a tag and attach it using dimensionals. The possibilities are endless. Have fun!

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Silver Pearls

I really like the combination of these colors for the sunflowers. Even though this is a sympathy card, I am hoping it will give the recipient some joy or at least a smile when they experience the brightness of the card. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Painted Harvest
   Rose Wonder

Paper:
   Mango Melody A-2
   Early Espresso 5-1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5 x 3-3/4, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Early Espresso
   Call Me Clover
   Grapefruit Grove
   Mango Melody
   Pineapple Punch

Technique:
   2-Step Stamping
   CAS

Accessories:
   Metal Rimmed Pearls
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Adhesive

First, I stamped my sunflowers using yellow and orange hues. The specific colors are listed above.

Next, I stamped the center of the sunflowers using Early Espresso.

The ferns were then stamped using Call Me Clover. I stamped twice before re-inking to get the variation of color.

I then stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso.

Lastly, I added pearls to the sunflowers and the other Whisper White panel to the inside of the card. Note that the very center pearl is a metal rimmed pearl, while the others are just large pearls.

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