Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Splendid Hugs

Add just a tiny bit of sparkle with this glossy emboss-resist designer series paper. This is a wonderful way to use the scraps from a gorgeous paper pack. Thoughts? 






Stamps:
   Splendid Thoughts

Paper:
   Soft Sea Foam A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)
   Splendid Day DSP 1/2 x 5-1/4

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Soft Sea Foam

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Open Leaf Trinkets
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the leaf outline, using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

I then filled in the leaf with Soft Sea Foam.

Next, I stamped the sentiment, using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

I then adhered the DSP strip to the bottom portion of the Basic White panel.

Next, I adhered the Basic White panel to a Basic Black matte, and then onto the Soft Sea Foam card front.

Lastly, I added an open leaf trinket, using a glue dot, and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Just Sunflowers

This layout is very easy to duplicate when you need a clean and simple card. All you need is stamps, ink, and paper. Thoughts? 






Stamps:
   Celebrate Sunflowers

Paper:
   Bumblebee A-2
   Flowers for Every Season DSP 4 x 4-1/4
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Cinnamon Cider

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots
   Adhesive

First, I cut and adhered the DSP panel to the Bumblebee card front.

I then stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card front, using Cinnamon Cider ink.

Next, I added a couple of enamel dots on each side of the sentiment and a few on the sunflower centers.

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

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

More Leaves

These cards show the difference between placing ink on the front or the back flap of an embossing folder. Which do you like best? Do you like the color that shows on the leaves or behind the leaves? Read on to find out which flap should be colored. 






Stamps:
   Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:
   Dusty Durango A-2, Scraps
   More Mustard A-2, Scraps
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8 (2)
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (4)

Ink:
   Dusty Durango
   More Mustard
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   Dry Embossing with Ink
   Punching

Accessories:
   Double Oval Punch
   Leaf Punch
   Fern 3D Embossing Folder
   Open Leaf Trinkets
   In Good Taste Elements
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Glue Dots
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

Every time I decide to play with this technique, I forget which flap of the embossing folder to ink. So, I decided to make a card showing the effect of both sides. 

I consider the front flap to be the one facing me, or the top one, when I hold the embossing folder closed with the Stampin' Up! logo in the front where I can read it. 

First, I inked up the front or top flap with More Mustard. I carefully placed the Basic White panel inside and ran it through the embossing machine. The ink colored the background, with the fern leaves staying white, as shown in the picture above. More Mustard is the card on the right.

Then I washed and dried the folder. 

Next, I inked up the back or bottom flap with Dusty Durango. I carefully placed the Basic White panel inside and ran it through the embossing machine. The ink colored the fern leaves and left the background white, as shown in the picture above. Dusty Durango is the card on the left. 

Personally, I like the ink on the background.

I then matted each of these panels with a Basic Black matte and adhered them to their matching card fronts.

Next, I took scraps of Dusty Durango and More Mustard. I punched out ovals, using the Double Oval Punch.

I then stamped a sentiment in each of the small ovals and adhered them to a scalloped oval, as shown above. I added More Mustard to a Dusty Durango and a Dusty Durango to a More Mustard. I attached them to the card front, using dimensionals.

Next, I punched out a leaf in each color, using the Leaf Punch, and adhered them as shown above.

I then added a wooden leaf and an open leaf trinket to each card with some glue dots.

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

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Evening Thoughts

Express your love and support with a bit of green. A color that symbolizes growth and prosperity. Thoughts? 






Stamps:
   Thoughts & Prayers

Paper:
   Just Jade A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Bloom Where You're Planted DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic White 1-1/2 x 3-1/4, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Evening Evergreen

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   CAS

Accessories:
   Stitched Rectangle Framelits
   2021-2023 In-Color Opal Rounds
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I adhered the DSP panel to the Basic Black matte and then onto the Just Jade card front.

I then stamped and die cut the sentiment, using the Stitched Rectangle Framelits.

Next, I attached the sentiment with a few dimensionals onto the card front.

Lastly, I added a couple of In-Color Opal Rounds and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Birthday Roses

I used Black and White on a River Rock. Silly, I know. Black ink, white leaves on a window sheet, and all on a card base, whose color is known as "River Rock." Thoughts? 






Stamps:
   Stippled Roses
   Go To Greetings

Paper:
   River Rock A-2
   Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays 1/2 sheet
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Black Glitter Washi Tape
   Black Rhinestone Jewels
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

First, I cut a sheet of the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlay in half. This will make two cards!

I then laid the overlay on top of the River Rock card front, to know where to stamp my sentiment. I made a tiny pencil mark to guide me.

Next, I removed the overlay and stamped my sentiment, using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I also stamped two roses on the bottom part of the card front. If you are nervous about stamping, you can use a Stamparatus, Stamp-a-ma-jig, or a MISTI to get perfect placement.

I then added glue dots behind a few of the white leaves on the overlay and adhered it to the top of the River Rock card front.

Next, I added a strip of Black Glitter Washi Tape to help hold the overlay in place and to hide the seam.

Lastly, I added a couple of Black Rhinestone Jewels and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

On the Bay

Here is a clean and simple masculine card to say thank you to someone. Thoughts? 






Stamps:
   Seaside Bay

Paper:
   Night of Navy A-2
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), 3-1/4" Sq.
   By the Bay DSP 2 x 5-1/4
   Pool Party 2 x 5-1/4
   Crumb Cake 3-1/2" Sq.

Ink:
   Crumb Cake
   Pool Party
   Night of Navy

Technique:
   Dry Embossing
   Blending Brush/Sponging

Accessories:
   Splatters 3D Embossing Folder
   Blending Brushes
   Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls
   Adhesive

First, I blended Pool Party and Crumb Cake ink on the Basic White square panel, using my blending brushes. If you don't have these, you can easily use a sponge to apply the ink.

I then stamped the sentiment and the birds, using Night of Navy.

Next, I stamped the shells and grains of sand, using Crumb Cake.

I then adhered the stamped square panel to the Crumb Cake matte and set it aside.

Next, I dry embossed the Pool Party strip, using the Splatters 3D Embossing Folder.

I then adhered the DSP strip to the left-side of a Basic White panel and the embossed Pool Party strip to the right side of the same panel.

Next, I adhered this panel to the Night of Navy card front and attached the stamped panel to the center, using dimensionals.

Lastly, I added a couple of Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls to the front and adhered the other Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Berry Sympathetic

I like this detailed die cut. I think it adds a lovely elegant feel to the card. What do you think? 






Stamps:
   Flourishing Phrases

Paper:
   Basic White A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside), Scrap
   Fresh Florals DSP 1-15/16 x 5-1/2
   Berry Burst 2-3/4 x 5-1/2

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Berry Burst

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Extra-Large Oval Punch
   So Detailed Thinlits
   Sponge
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I die cut the detailed floral image, using the So Detailed Thinlits dies.

I then stamped, punched, and sponged the sentiment. I stamped, using Tuxedo Black Memento, punched with the Extra-Large Oval Punch, and sponged, using Berry Burst ink.

Next, I adhered the Fresh Floral DSP panel to the top of the Basic White card front.

I then adhered the die cut with the solid strip on the edge of the DSP.

Lastly, I attached the sentiment, using dimensionals and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card. 

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Feel Good Wishes

This Petal Promenade DSP floral frame can be used for any occasion. You can choose any of the colors found in the florals to accentuate. I chose Grapefruit Grove. Thoughts? 






Stamps:
   Positive Thoughts

Paper:
   Grapefruit Grove A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Petal Promenade DSP 4-13/16 x 3-1/4
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   CAS
   Dry Embossing

Accessories:
   Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
   Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
   Adhesive

First, I cut the DSP floral frame from the DSP 12 x 12 sheet.

I then stamped the sentiment in the center of the frame, using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Next, I dry embossed the Basic Black panel, using the Timeworn Type 3d Embossing folder.

I then adhered the DSP panel to the center of the embossed Basic Black panel, and then onto the Grapefruit Grove card front.

Lastly, I added a few Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the card front and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Friends Comfort You

The linen thread is wrapped around the designer series paper and serves as a divider between the sentiment and the image. I think it works well. Thoughts? 






Stamps:
   Thoughts & Prayers

Paper:
   Mossy Meadow A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Tea Party DSP 5-1/4 x 4 
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Mossy Meadow

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Mossy Meadow Linen Thread 
   Earth Elements & Neutrals Button
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the tree, using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. 

I then stamped the sentiment, using Mossy Meadow ink.

Next, I wrapped 26" of Mossy Meadow Linen Tread around the center of the designer series paper. I went around twice and then tied a bow.

I then adhered the DSP to the Basic Black matte and then onto the Mossy Meadow card front.

Next, I threaded some linen thread through a button and tied it off with a double knot. I attached it to the card with a glue dot.

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

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Happy Abroad

Imagine a nice cool breeze as you sit and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, tea, or chocolate right outside your favorite cafe. The aroma of freshly baked bread is in the air. You can't resist the urge to inhale and sigh as you sit back in your chair relaxed and happy. Here is a card that brings those images to mind. Thoughts? 





Stamps:
   Mediterranean Moments

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2
   Playful Palette DSP 3-1/2 x 4-1/4
   Watercolor Paper 2-1/4 x 2-7/8
   Basic Black 2-1/2 x 3-1/8, Scraps

Ink:
   Jet Black StazOn
   Watercolor Pencils
   Blender Pen

Technique:
   Watercoloring
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Hello You Thinlits 
   Dimensionals
   Fine Tip Glue Pen
   Snail Adhesive

First, I stamped and colored my image on watercolor paper, using watercolor pencils and a blender pen. Choose your favorite colors on your image. I colored the image completely with watercolor pencils and then went over it with a blender pen. Make sure to clean off the pen between colors. 

I then adhered the image to a Basic Black matte.

Next, I adhered the Playful Palette DSP to the top of the very vanilla card front and added the image, using dimensionals.

I then die cut the sentiment, using the Hello You Thinlits, and adhered it to the bottom of the Very Vanilla card front, using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Lastly, I adhered a Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card.

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