Wednesday, January 22, 2020

This card features the Mountain Air Stamp Set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies from Stampin' Up!

I have posted 3 other cards using this set this week. This is definitely one of my favorites and easy to put together with well defined layers.

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The bottom mat was cut from Rich Razzleberry CS.

The top mat was cut from Seaside Spray CS.

I began by stamping the mountains (2 times) on the top mat using Blackberry Bliss Ink.  I used the top mountain mask (see my previous post) to cover the sky section and then used a Blender Brush and Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss Inks to color the mountains. I finished them by re-stamping the mountain outlines with Whisper White Ink so they were more defined.

Next I stamped the tree sections on 2 scraps of Tranquil Tide CS using Tranquil Tide Ink and cut them both out with the tree die from the Majestic Mountain Dies.  These were both layered onto the mountains that were stamped on the top mat using Tape Runner.

I applied Whisper White Ink using a cloud stencil I cut with the cloud die to the sky area.  Then stamped the birds using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The deer were from the the Dashing Deer Stamp Set and were stamped on scraps of Whisper White CS with Early Espresso Ink, cut with the coordinating Detailed Deer Thinlits, and popped up with Dimensionals.

The finished top mat was attached to the bottom mat and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Monday, January 20, 2020

This card features the Mountain Air Stamp Set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies from Stampin' Up!

I have posted 2 other cards this week that I created using this bundle from Stampin' Up!  Each time I have tried to improve upon the previous version and methods. This is one of my two favorites, its a bit more complicated but I would likely use this same process for additional cards.

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The top mat for this card was cut from Whisper White CS.

The bottom mat was cut from Blueberry Bushel CS.

So what I did differently this time, was I created two masks using the Majestic Mountain Dies, cut from Post-It Tape.  I used the mountain scene die and the row of trees scene die.  In each case when I cut out the masks I saved the upper and lower pieces of the tape, this is especially helpful to make the trees more distinctive.

So before I began stamping, I applied the top piece cut using the tree die.  I taped it about in the center of the top mat, and then used a Blender Brush with Tranquil Tide Ink to color the lower half of the top mat. Once I was satisfied with the color, I removed the top piece of the tree mask and stamped two rows of trees in Tranquil Tide Ink once just below where I had applied the ink, and then further down the front of the mat, re-inking and then stamping to one side or the other so the trees were not aligned the same as the first row.  Notice how the ink on the stamped image is darker than the ink that was applied with the blender brush. After letting the ink dry for a bit, I applied the bottom half of the tree mask at the very top of the tree section so that when I stamped the mountains the color would not cover the ink I had applied.

Next I applied Seaside Spray Ink with a Blender Brush to the top half of the card.  And then stamped the three rows of mountains from the Mountain Air Stamp Set with Blueberry Bushel Ink.  Again I repeated the process of re-inking and then moving the placement of the stamp to the side and further down the page, and repeated this step again.

I applied some lines and dots of white ink with a Chalk Marker.

I left the tree mask on and applied the top mountain mask to cover the sky - this left only the mountain area open.  I used a Blender Brush wih Blueberry Bushel Ink to color in the mountain area.

I removed all the masks and then used a stencil, that I had cut using the cloud die from the set, and stenciled the clouds using Whisper White Ink with a Sponge Dauber. I stamped the birds usilng Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I die cut two of the tall trees from the Majestic Mountain Dies out of Pear Pizzazz CS, and cut the deer out of Soft Suede CS using a die from the Snow Globe Scenic Dies.  They were attached with Tape Runner.

Lastly I attached the top mat to the bottom mat and then the finished piece to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

This A2 size card features the Mountain Air Stamp Set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies from Stampin' Up!.

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The top mat for this card was cut from Whisper White CS.

The bottom mat was cut from Dapper Denim CS.

The mountains and trees from the Mountain Air Stamp Set were stamped with Tranquil Tide Ink, moving the stamps to the right or left as I went down the card front.
I used  a Blending Brush with Tranquil Tide Ink to color the mountains.

I stamped over the tree sections with Whisper White Ink.

The "water" at the bottom was colored using a Blending Brush and Marina Mist Ink.

The "sky" at the top was colored using Blending Brushes and Pool Party and Tranquil Tide Inks.

I cut a stencil using the cloud die from the coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies out of some scrap cardstock and used a Sponge Dauber and Whisper White ink for the clouds.

The  birds were stamped using Memento Black Ink and are from the Mountain Air and Sailing Home stamp sets.

The boats are from the Sailing Home Stamp Set and were stamped with Tranquil Tide Ink on Whisper White CS.  They were colored with Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend Sets.

I attached the top mat to the bottom mat and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.
he boats were popped up with Dimensionals.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

This A2 size card features the Mountain Air Stamp Set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies from Stampin' Up!

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My top mat was cut from Seaside Spray CS.
My bottom mat was cut from Basic Black CS.

I stamped the mountain outlines with Night of Navy ink using the top side of the mountain stamp from the Mountain Air Stamp Set.  I moved the stamp down and over a bit and stamped another row of mountains, and then repeated that process and stamped again.

Next I flipped the mountain stamp over and stamped several times with Whisper White ink, again moving the stamp position down and to the side a couple times.

And then repeated the above process with Blueberry Bushel ink.

Next I stamped the trees with Mossy Meadow ink using the top side of the tree stamp once.  And then flipped the stamp over and stamped again.  They look dark because I stamped them on top of the lower edge of the mountains.

I used a Blending Brush with Blueberry Bushel Ink to even out the color of the mountains, and then did the same with Mossy Meadow Ink to color the lower section of the card.

I stamped the clouds with Whisper White Ink and the birds with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I used the tree dies from the Majestic Mountain Dies to cut 2 sets of trees from Mossy Meadow CS and attached them with Tape Runner.

I cut the bears from Basic Black CS using the bear dies from the Still Scenes Dies and popped them up with Dimensionals.

The top mat was attached to the bottom mat and then the finished piece to a White Card Base.

Friday, January 17, 2020

These two A2 size cards feature the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and Daisy Punch from Stampin' Up!

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I started this card by stamping two of the large Daisies from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set on Whisper White CS using Highland Heather Ink, and assembled the daisy with a drop of Tombow Glue in the center.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White Card stock using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and stamped the fern from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, the dot clusters from the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set, and the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, as shown, in Highland Heather Ink.

I cut and assembled the card pieces as follows from bottom to top:
1) Cut a bottom mat (5-1/4" x 4") out of  Highland Heather CS.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White CS (5-1/4" x 3-3/8") and center it and attach it to the bottom mat with Tape Runner.
3) Cut a piece of coordinating DSP (5-1/4" x 3"), center it and attach it to the piece above with Tape Runner. (I used one of the Highland Heather pieces from the Regals 6x6 DSP set.)
4) Attach the stamped Stitched Nested Label cutout in the center of the above piece using Tape Runner.
5) Attach the above piece to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.
6) Pop up the Daisy with a Dimensional, as shown.

Lastly to finish the card I attached a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the Daisy and 3 Purple Posy Faceted Dots on the nested label die.


Here's another similar card made using Rich Razzleberry Inks and Papers.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Here are two more A2 size cards featuring the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch from Stampin' Up!.

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The bottom mat on this first card is cut from Gorgeous Grape CS.  The top mat is cut from Whisper White CS.

I started by stamping the 3 small daisies, placed as shown, directly onto the top mat with Gorgeous Grape Ink.

Then I stamped the small daisy (3 times) onto Post-It Note Tape and fussy cut them so that I could use them as masks to cover the daisies. Once they were in place I stamped the ferns using Tranquil Tide Ink (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping) and then removed the masks.

I stamped 2 of the large daisies on Whisper White CS, cut them out with the Daisy Punch, and assemble the 2 layers with a drop of Tombow Glue in the center. The daisy was glued to the top mat with Tombow Glue.

I used the "dotted" stamp from the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set to add some additional color to the mat, using Gorgeous Grape Ink.

The sentiment is from Daisy Lane and was stamped with Gorgeous Grape Ink.

I attached the top mat to the bottom mat and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Lastly I attached one of the Clear Faceted Gems to the center of the Daisy.


This 2nd card was created similarly.

The bottom mat is cut from Berry Burst CS.

I rotated the top mat 90 degrees for this card.

The daisies and dots and sentiment were all stamped with Berry Burst Ink.

The ferns were stamped with Shaded Spruce Ink.

Both of these cards were inspired by one I saw on Pinterest by Melissa Kerman.




Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Here a two more cards featuring the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punches from Stampin' Up!

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The top mat for this card was cut from Whisper White CS.

The bottom mat was cut from Shaded Spruce CS.

I began by stamping  2 large daisies using Rococo Rose Ink onto Powder Pink CS, and then 2 medium daisies using Rococo Rose Ink onto Rococo Rose CS, and assembled them using a dot of Tombow Glue in the center of each.

Next I placed a couple of circle die cuts in the positions where I planned to place my finished daisies, and stamped the fern stamp from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set using Shaded Spruce Ink as shown.

For added background color I stamped the sprig stamp from the Healing Hugs Stamp Set using Shaded Spruce Ink as shown.

This sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set, also stamped using Shaded Spruce Ink.

I popped up both the daisies using Dimensionals.  Then attached the top mat to the bottom mat and then the finished piece to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Lastly I added Clear Faceted Gems to the center of the daisies.


This second card was created similarly.

The bottom mat for this one was cut from Rococo Rose CS.

The large and medium size daisies were stamped in the opposite colors of cardstock from above.

I cut leaf sprigs, using the Sprig Punch, from Shaded Spruce CS and attached them with Tape Runner, instead of using the stamp from above.

This sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and was stamped in Rococo Rose Ink.



Monday, January 13, 2020

Here's another A2 size card I made using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punches from Stampin' Up!.

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Like the cards I posted yesterday, I used DSP for the top mat.  For this card it was cut from the Natures Poem DSP set.

The bottom mat is cut from Tranquil Tide CS.

I added to this card, a frame cut using the Heirloom Frame & Dies Set using Soft Sky CS.

The Daisies were stamped on Whisper White CS using Tranquil Tide Ink.  They were cut out using the two coordinating Daisy Punches, and then assemble with a drop of Tombow Glue in the centers. When attached they were all popped up with Dimensionals.

The leaves were cut from Tranquil Tide CS using the Leaf Punch and one of the dies from the Foliage Frame Framelits.  I used one of the styluses from the SU Take Your Pick Tool to crease the leaves that I had punched out, and added a bit of  Wink of Stella to them.

The sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and was stamped on Whisper White CS using Tranquil Tide Ink and cut out using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I attached all the other pieces as shown to the top mat, and then to the bottom mat, and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

These A2 size cards feature the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punches from Stampin' Up! on patterned Designer Series Paper.

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For this first card the top mat was cut from a piece of  purple DSP in the Botanical Butterfly Set.  The bottom mat is cut from Highland Heather CS.

The Daisies were stamped in Highland Heather Ink on Whisper White CS, cut out with the coordinating Daisy Punches and assembled with a dot of Tombow Glue.

I used 2 circles cut from Post-it Notes to mark the positions I planned to place the daisies and stamped the fern from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set onto the DSP using Mossy Meadow Ink around the circle shapes. Then I popped up the daisies using Dimensionals.

I cut out 4 leaf sprigs from Mossy Meadow CS with the Sprig Punch and attached them with Tape Runner as shown.

I attached the top mat to the bottom mat and then the completed piece to a White Card Base.

To finish off the card, I colored 2 Clear Faceted Gems using the Dark Highland Heather Stampin' Blend.  Give the ink some time to dry and then place them in the center of the daisies.

This second card is done similarly.

The DSP is from the same Botanical Butterfly DSP set.

The bottom mat and the leaf sprigs were cut from Granny Apple Green CS.

The daisies were stamped using Lemon Lime Twist Ink on Lemon Lime Twist CS.

I stamped the fern stamp using Lemon Lime Twist Ink - in hindsight I wished I had used Granny Apple Green Ink for a bit more contrast - maybe next time.

I colored the Faceted Gems with the dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend.


The top mat for this third card is from the Color Theory DSP Set.

The bottom mat is cut from Dapper Denim DSP.

The daisies were stamped on Whisper White CS using Dapper Denim Ink.

The trim is Pacific Point Stitched Edge Ribbon.

The Clear Faceted Gems were colored with the Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

I finally got to try Stampin' Up!'s Daisy Lane Stamp Set and the coordinating Daisy Punches this past week. It was one of my favorites in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  I am planning to do a series of posts starting with this simple card today.

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The top mat on this A2 size card was cut from Whisper White CS.

The bottom mat was cut from Flirty Flamingo CS.

I stamped 6 of the smaller daisies on Whisper White CS using Flirty Flamingo Ink, punched them out using the Medium Daisy Punch and assembled them with a small dot of Tombow Glue in the centers.

Next I stamped the stem using Call Me Clover ink onto the bottom mat 3 times trying my best to connect them.  Wasn't perfect but it came out okay.

I used the dotted stamp from the Waterfront Stamp Set with Flirty Flamingo Ink to add some splashes of color, and then popped up the completed daisies with Dimensionals, as shown.

I attached a several coordinating Enamel Shapes and a triple bow made with some Flirty Flamingo Ribbon I had in my stash.

The top mat was attached to the bottom mat, and then the finished piece to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

My next post will show you some daisy card using DSP for the top mat.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Here are  two more A2 size cards I made when my sister was up late last year, using the Best Catch Stamp Set and coordinating Catch of the Day Dies from Stampin' Up!.  Her grandson is an avid fisherman.

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For this first card the top mat was cut from Crumb Cake CS.  The bottom mat was cut from So Saffron CS.

I stamped various shapes from the Catch of the Day Stamp Set onto the top mat using Crumb Cake Ink to create a background.  Then I stamped one each of the fish, hat, hook, and fishing basket using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White CS.  They were all colored using the So Saffron and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend sets.

The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped using Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White CS, and was layered onto a scalloped circle of  Soft Suede CS and was popped up with Dimensionals. Both pieces we cut using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.

The fish was popped up onto an oval cut from So Saffron CS, which I layered onto a scalloped oval of Soft Suede CS, both of these pieces were cut using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies.

The hook and hat were attached to the top mat using Tape Runner, the basket was popped up with Dimensionals.

The finished top mat was attached to the bottom mat and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

For this second card the fish and basket were stamped on Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored using Night of Navy and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends. The basket was cut out with the coordinating Catch of the Day dies.

The sentiment was stamped using Smoky Slate Ink on Whisper White CS and layered onto an scalloped circle cut from Smoky Slate CS.  The dies were from the Layering Circle Framelits set.

The bottom mat was cut from Smoky Slate CS.  The top mat was cut from a piece of the Twinkle Twinkle DSP.

The basket and sentiment were popped up with Dimensionals.  The fish was cut using the square Stitched Shape Framelits and was attached to the top mat using Tape Runner.

The finished top mat was attached to the bottom mat and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

I finished the card using a few sequins, as shown.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Here's another two A2 size cards featuring Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and the coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies from Stampin' Up!

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The top mat for this card was cut from Crumb Cake CS at 5-1/8"x4-1/8".  

After applying the Embossing Buddy to the mat, I stamped the 2 Magnolias, as shown, using Versamark Ink, sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder, tapped off any excess, and heated the embossing powder with my Heat Gun.  

I applied Whisper White Ink to all of the flower petals using an Aqua Painter.  I repeated several times.  When the white was solid enough I used a Sponge Dauber to apply the Seaside Spray Ink toward the center of the flower.

The  sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Soft Suede Ink onto Seaside Spray CS and cut out with one of the oval Stitched Shape Framelits, and them popped up in the center as shown using Dimensionals.

The top mat was applied to a 5-1/4"x4-1/4" piece of Seaside Spray CS, and then the 2 mats were attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

I finished off the card front by adding 2 Self Adhesive Gold Sequins, as shown.

This card was CASEd from one I saw on Pinterest by Linda Dalke.



The standard size top mat for this card was cut from Soft Sea Foam CS.  

The standard size bottom mat was cut from Fresh Fig CS, And then run thru the Big Shot using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

I  heat embossed the magnolia for this card onto a piece of Vellum, using my Embossing Buddy, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, and my Heat Gun.  Heat the powder slowly as Vellum can pucker as it's heated - if it does you can usually get it to flatten out by placing it between some heavy blocks,  books, stacks of cardstock or copy paper.

I applied Fresh Fig Ink to the flower and Always Artichoke Ink to the leaves on the back of the Magnolia piece with my Aqua Painters.  Repeat the process until you think you have enough color showing thru the front of the piece.

I attached the flower to the top at using lots of Glue Dots.   Then I added some Fresh Fig Ribbon toward the bottom of the card and a few Enamel Shapes, as shown.

This Sentiment is also from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and was stamped with Fresh Fig ink and cut out using one of the Layering Circles Framelits.

The mats were attached to each other and then to a White Card Base.

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

This A2 size card was made with the Pine Tree Punch from the Perfectly Plaid Bundle from Stampin' Up!

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I used the Pine Tree Punch to cut 3 trees from Gold Foil Paper and DSP. 

Next I cut a 3" circle using the one of the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies out of Cherry Cobbler Paper. I glued the two patterned trees to the circle as shown, the foil tree in the center was popped up with Dimensionals.

The bottom mat was cut from Very Vanilla CS and run through the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I cut a 5"x1-1/2" piece from some red plaid DSP I had in my stash, and attached a piece of Gold Natural Trim Ribbon and a matching Bow to it.

The sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set, it was stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink on Very Vanilla CS, and cut out with one of the Merry Christmas Framelits Dies, the sentiment's frame was cut out of Cherry Cobbler CS.

Assemble the pieces as shown onto a Black Card Base and finish it off with a few Gold Sequins.

This card was CASEd from one I saw on Pinterest by Christina Barnes.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

These A2 size cards feature the Merry Moose Stamp Set and coordinating Moose Punch from Stampin' Up!

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The top mat for this card is cut from Whisper White CS, the bottom mat is cut from Real Red CS and I used a White Card Base.

I used Mossy Meadow Ink to stamp several of the trees from the Merry Moose Stamp Set using 1st and 2nd & 3rd generation stamping, as shown.

Then I lightly shaded the bottom 3rd of the top mat using Crumb Cake Ink, the top 2/3rds of the mat using Balmy Blue Ink.

I stamped the moose's "tracks in the snow" using the stamp from the same stamp set with Crumb Cake Ink.

I stamped the Moose on a scrap of Whisper White CS using Crumb Cake Ink, colored it with the Crumb Cake set of Stampin' Blends, cut it out with the coordinating Moose Punch, and popped it up with Dimensionals as shown.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Real Red Ink.

The top mat was attached to the Real Red bottom mat and then the completed piece to the White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Lastly I added a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape Star to the top of one of the trees.

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest made by Nancy Gleason.

I stamped the pine trees from the Merry Moose Stamp Set, as shown, on a piece of Whisper White CS using Tranquil Tide Ink. I cut it to size using one of the Stitched Nested Dies. The Moose Tracks were stamped using Crumb Cake Ink.

Then I stamped the Moose using Crumb Cake Ink, colored it with the Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends set, and cut it out with the coordinating Moose Punch.

The scarf from the same set was stamped in Real Red Ink, fussy cut, and glued to the moose.

The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped as shown in Real Red Ink.

The completed moose was popped up onto the background with Dimensionals.

I made the bottom mat from Tranquil Tide CS & a piece of Wrapped In Plaid DSP.  I used a piece of Gold Edged Ribbon to cover the seam.

The moose panel was popped up onto the bottom mat using Dimensionals and then attached to the White Card Base using Tape Runner.

This card was CASEd by one I saw on Pinterest by Amy Koenders.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

This A2 size card features the So Many Stars and Star of Light Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up!

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I started this card by cutting a 5-1/4"x4" mat from Night of Navy CS.

Then I stamped the tiny cluster of stars from the So Many Stars Stamp Set all over the mat using Whisper White Ink. When the ink is absorbed by the CS it looks like a pale blue.

Next I embossed the 7 stars from the So Many Stars Stamp Set and the Star Trail from the Star of Light Stamp Set on the top and bottom of the card stamping them with Versamark ink and using White Embossing Powder.  

I used a Sponge Dauber to add some Whisper White Ink around the large star in the center of the card.

I added some Wink of Stella around the outside of each of the 7 stamped stars. And then sprayed the mat with Shimmer Spray for some extra shine.

The sentiments are from the Star of Light Stamp Set and were stamped on Whisper White CS using Night of Navy Ink.  They were cut out using a frame from the Petals & More Thinlits set. The smaller frame on the bottom was die cut twice to shorten its length to match the size of the sentiment.  The sentiments were popped up with Dimensionals.

Lastly the mat was attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Monday, December 30, 2019

This A2 size card features the Cardinal stamp from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set and the coordinating Christmas Cardinal Dies from Stampin' Up!

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The top mat for this card was cut from Whisper White CS and stamped with the large Birch Stamp from Stampin' Up! using Gray Granite Ink.

The cardinal and the branch were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White CS using Real Red Ink for the cardinal and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for the branch.  The pieces were colored with Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Mango Melody Stampin' Blend Sets, and die cut with the coordinating Christmas Cardinal Dies.

The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Real Red CS, and cut out with the coordinating die.

Attach all the pieces as shown, then attach the top mat to the bottom mat, and then all to the White Card Base.

Lastly I added a few Real Red Enamel Star Shapes.

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.
This A2 card features the Star of Light Stamp Set and coordinating Starlight Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

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The top mat of this card is cut from Whisper White CS.  The star trail, the tiny stars, and the sentiments are from the Star of Light Stamp Set and were stamped in Night of Navy Ink.

The bottom star was cut from Gold Glitter Paper from my stash, and the top star was cut from Blue Foil Paper using the coordinating Thinlits Dies. After being glued together I added a Metallic Enamel Gold Star to the center.

The top mat was attached to a bottom mat cut from Night of Navy CS and the finished piece was attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

These A2 size cards feature the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!.

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For this first card I began by cutting a 4"x3-1/4" top mat out of Whisper White CS.

Then I used some masks (cut from scraps of cardstock) to color the background.   First I placed one mask toward the bottom of the card and used Gray Granite Ink and a Make-Up brush to color above the mask.  I used a second mask further up the panel and used Tranquil Tide Ink to lightly color the sky area.

I stamped the group of trees stamp from the Lovely As Aa Tree stamp set using Tranquil Tide Ink.

The sentiment stamp is from the Toile Tidings stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink.

I mounted the top mat onto a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper cut at  4-1/4"x 3-1/2"

The bottom mat was cut at 5-1/4"x 4" from Tranquil Tide Cardstock and dotted with Whisper White Ink.

I taped a piece of White Ribbon with Silver Metallic Edges across the center of the bottom mat and then popped up the finished top mat using Dimensionals.

The completed piece was attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

This 2nd card was also colored using masks.  The standard size top mat (5"x3-3/4")was cut from Whisper White CS.  I covered the bottom of the mat with one of the curved masks and also applied a 1-7/8" circular mask toward the top of the mask, and then lightly shaded the top with Tranquil Tide Ink.

After removing the 2 masks I stamped the group of trees using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The sentiment is from the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Pining for Plaid, and was also stamped with the Memento Ink.

I used glue pens to apply glue on the stamped lines at the bottom of the trees and sprinkled on some Dazzlin' Diamond Glitter.  Then I sprayed the whole card front with Shimmer Spray.

The top mat was attached to a standard size bottom mat of 5-1/4"x4" Tranquil Tide CS and then the completed piece attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

For this 3rd card I began by cutting 3"x4" piece of Whisper White Card. 

I applied a 1-1/4" circular mask and then lightly colored the piece using make-up brushes and Shaded Spruce Ink.  After removing the mask, I stamped the trees using Shaded Spruce Ink.  Then I dotted the panel with a glue pen and sprinkled the mat with Silver Glitter and sprayed it with Shimmer Spray.

I also stamped the pine tree from the Lovely AS A Tree Stamp set using Shaded Spruce Ink and fussy cut it out.

Next I cut a standard top mat out of Whisper White CS and cut out an oval shape using one of the Layered Ovals Framelits as shown (slightly off center).  The sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set and was stamped with Shaded Spruce Ink.  Then I attached the top mat to the colored piece using Tape Runner and popped up the pine tree to the left side with Dimensionals.

The completed piece was attached to a standard bottom mat of Shaded Spruce CS and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.


For this 4th card I cut the top mat from Night of Navy CS and stamped several times using the Pine Tree from the  Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set using Whisper White Ink.  I used the Stamparatus to stamp it several times to get enough of the white color.  As the white ink dries it soaks into the paper a bit and so the trees almost look light blue.

I used a the Stampin' Chalk Marker to dot the sky.

Next I roughly tore the top edge off a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, drew several wavy lines of glue across the piece and applied Ice Stampin' Glitter.  I used Tape Runner to attach it to the bottom of the top mat and trimmed off the ends to fit the mat.

The sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set and was heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

I sprayed the completed top mat with Shimmer Spray.

The top mat was attached to a bottom mat cut from Seaside Spray CS and then to a Night of Navy Card Base.

For this last card the top mat was cut from Pear Pizzazz CS, the bottom mat was cut from a piece of Gray Shimmer CS in my stash, the card base was cut from Mossy Meadow CS.

I stamped the top mat several times (1st & 2nd generation stampin) using the group of trees from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and Mossy Meadow Ink.

The deer was cut using one of the Detailed Dear Thinlits and the same Gray Shimmer CS, and then attached to the center of the mat using Tape Runner.

I taped 2 pieces of  Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon to the top and bottom of the top mat as shown.

The top mat was attached to the bottom mat and then the completed piece to the card base using Tape Runner.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

These A2 size cards feature the Tidings All Around Stamp Set and the coordinating All Around Wreath Dies from Stampin' Up!

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For this first card I began by cutting 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square of Whisper White CS, and then stamped it with the 3 branch stamp from the stamp set using Shaded Spruce Ink- by placing the stamp on my Stamparatus and then rotating the mat to form the wreath shape.

Next I stamped the dot cluster from the stamp set as shown and the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set in Real Red Ink.

I popped up the mat using Dimensionals onto a top mat cut from a piece of the Under The Mistletoe DSP set, and added a couple strips of narrow red ribbon from my stash.

I attached the top mat to a bottom mat of Shaded Spruce CS, and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Lastly I added several Frosted Epoxy Droplets which I colored with Real Red Stampin' Blends.


For this next card I stamped the wreath from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set using Emerald Envy ink on a scrap piece of Emerald Envy CS, and die cut it using the coordinating die from the All Around Wreath Dies. 

I cut an appropriately sized circle of Whisper White CS and used Tape Runner to attach it to the back of the Wreath.  I cut some sprigs of Gold and Green Foil Paper using the dies from the same set and used Tape Runner to attach them as shown.

The sentiment is from this same stamp set.

I popped up the wreath using Dimensionals onto a top mat of Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  And attached the piece to a bottom mat of Emerald Envy CS.  And then to a White Card Base.

I added a gold bow to the wreath on the completed card.




This card is very similar to the card above.

The top mat is from the Joyous Noel DSP set.

The deer was cut from Gold Foil Paper using the Detailed Deer Thinlits.

The sprigs on the wreath and the bottom mat were cut from Shaded Spruce CS.

The sentiment is from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and was stamped with Shaded Spruce Ink.






For these next 2 cards I added a second layer under the wreath.  It was cut from Shaded Spruce CS using the second die from the All Around Wreath Dies. I cut several of them, then cut them into sections, and  I attached them to the back side of the top wreath using Tape Runner.

Both of these cards were embellished with either Enamel Shapes or colored Frosted Epoxy Droplets and Bows. I wrapped some green twine around the green card.



Friday, December 13, 2019

These A2 size cards features the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

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These are really simple cards to make, its really about the two large dies in the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.

I cut the top die out of Island Indigo CS and the bottom die out of Balmy Blue CS and then glued them together using Tombow glue.  It is a little tricky to get them aligned correctly - just takes time and patience, but I love the finished piece which I glued onto a top mat cut from some of the  that I had in my stash.

That top mat was then attached to a Island Indigo CS bottom mat using Tape Runner, and then then attached to a White Card Base.
I will add a sentiment at a later time.






Here are a few more examples:

The top butterfly was cut from Blueberry Bushel CS.
The bottom butterfly was cut from Lemon Lime Twist CS.

The top mat was cut from Whisper White CS and sponged with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean Ink.

The bottom mat was cut from Lemon Lime Twist CS.















The top butterfly was cut from Tranquil Tide CS.
The bottom butterfly was cut from Wisteria Wonder CS.

The top mat was from my DSP stash.

The bottom mat was cut from Wisteria Wonder CS.













The top butterfly was cut from Flirty Flamingo CS.
The bottom butterfly was cut from Mint Macaron CS.

The top mat was from my DSP stash.

The bottom mat was cut from Mint Macaron CS.













The top butterfly was cut from Cajun Craze CS.
The bottom butterfly was cut from Daffodil Delight CS.

The top mat was cut from Whisper White CS and sponged lightly with Cajun Craze Ink..  Then stamped with Cajun Craze ink using the bubble stamp in the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set.  And in Daffodil Delight Ink using the dotted stamp from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set.

The bottom mat was cut from Cajun Craze CS.








This last card is A7 size. 

The top butterfly was cut from Elegant Eggplant CS.
The bottom butterfly was cut from Coastal Cabana CS.

The top mat was cut from Whisper White CS and sponged lightly with Coastal Cabana ink.  Then stamped with the decorative flower branch from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set using Elegant Eggplant Ink.  Then I colored in the flowers using the Coastal Cabana Stampin' Marker.

The bottom mat was cut from Elegant Eggplant CS.