Sunday, June 9, 2019

This A2 sized card features the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and the coordinating Four Seasons Dies from Stampin' Up!

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The flowers were stamped with the Painted Season Stamp Set onto Whisper White CS using Gorgeous Grape Ink.   The leaves from the same set were stamped onto Whisper White CS using Coastal Cabana ink.  They were cut out using the coordinating Four Seasons Dies.

I used a die from the Hummingbird Framelits to cut the center out of a piece of Whisper White CS for the top mat.  I attached it to a piece of water colored paper that I had on hand that seemed to coordinate with the stamped pieces.

The two butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and were stamped onto Whisper White CS and punched out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I colored the smaller butterfly with the Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write marker.

The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and the cluster of little stars is from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and they were both were stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink.

I attached the leaves and butterflies to the Top Map using Tombow Glue.  I popped up the flowers using Dimensionals.

The top mat was attached to bottom mat of Gorgeous Grape CS, and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay and Beautiful You Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up!.  I cased this card from one I saw on Pinterest by GT.

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I began by stamping the large scene from the By the Bay Stamp Set on the top half of a bottom mat (5-1/4" x 4") piece of Highland Heather CS using Gorgeous Grape Ink.

I used a portion of the seagull stamps (which I have cut in half) from the High Tide Stamp Set in the upper right corner using Gorgeous Grape Ink.

Then using the same ink and CS, I stamped the dancing girl from the Beautiful You Stamp Set and fussy cut her.

I torn a piece of Whisper White CS and then ran it thru my Big Shot using the Corrugated Embossing folder.  The finished piece is about 2" high and was trimmed to 4"wide.

Then I cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape CS (1-1/4" x 4") and centered and glued with Tombow Glue to the Whisper White piece.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful You Stamp Set, it was stamped with Gorgeous Grape ink, and was cut with one of the dies from the Lily Framelits.

The girl and the sentiment piece were popped up with Dimensionals to the GG CS strip.  And then the finished piece attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

I added a few Rhinestones to finish off the front of the card.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

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

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This is a really simple card to make, its really about the two large dies in the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.

I cut the top die out of Bermuda Bay CS and the bottom die out of Mango Melody 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 that I had on hand that was colored with Brusho Crystals.

That top mat was then attached to a Coastal Cabana CS bottom mat using Tape Runner, and then then attached to a Mango Melody CS Card Base.

The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set and was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink onto Mango Melody CS and cut with a die from the Rose Garden Thinlits, and popped up with Dimensionals.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

This A2 size card features the Humming Along Stamp Set and coordinating Hummingbird Framelits from Stampin' Up!

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The humming bird and flower were stamped onto Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out with the Hummingbird Framelits Dies.

The bird and flower were colored with Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend Sets.

I used one of the dies from the Hummingbird Framelits to cut out the design in the center of the Whisper White CS top mat.  The piece of underneath the center section was a water colored background I had on hand.

I popped up the bird and flower with Dimensionals and then stamped the sentiment from the Humming Along Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay Ink.

The top mat was attached to a bottom mat of Rich Razzleberry CS using Tape Runner and then I added a few coordinating Enamel Shapes to finish the front of the card.

Saturday, June 1, 2019


This A2 size card features the Petal Palette Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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The flower piece is from the Petal Palette Stamp Set and was stamped in Archival Black ink on Thick Whisper White CS.  The flowers were water colored with Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizazz inks and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Petals & More Thinlits.

The sentiment is from the Dear Doily Stamp Set and was stamped in Gray Granite ink onto a circle of Pear Pizazz CS, that was cut out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

The Top Mat was stamped in Gray Granite ink with a wood block stamp from Inkadinkadoo #8347 that I got at JoAnn Fabrics.  I used a Sponge Dauber to outline the edges of the piece.

Both the flower and sentiment piece were popped up with Dimensionals onto the Top Mat and then glued to a Pear Pizzazz Bottom Mat.






Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  It was inspired from a card I saw online by Amy Koenders.

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I stamped the large scenic stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a top mat of Whisper White CS (5" x 3-3/4").

Then I used a one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out the center of the piece to color.

I began by using a mask to cover the stamped image and then used a Sponge Dauber to color the sky using Balmy Blue ink.

The rest of the scene was colored with Old Olive, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend Sets.

I attached the Whisper White CS frame to a bottom mat of Pear Pizzazz CS (5-1/4" x 4") using Tape Runner and the popped up the colored piece into the center using Dimensionals.

The pieces were then mounted onto a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Monday, May 13, 2019

This A2 size card was created using the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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I stamped the large scenic stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set onto a top mat (5" x 3-3/4") of Whisper White CS.

I used various texture type stamps from Beautiful Blizzard, Eclectic Expressions, and Artisan Textures to color the scene using Soft Sky and Whisper White inks on the sky, Balmy Blue ink for the water, Pear Pizzazz for the grass/bushes, and Crumb Cake for the paths and rock walls.

I used Sponge Daubers to fill in any edges and empty spots using the same colors of ink.

And then used Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Old Olive Stampin' Blend Sets to color the house and add some highlights and definition where needed.

The door was colored with the Real Red Stampin' Write marker.

Then I trimmed the piece using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, mounted the piece onto a bottom mat of Crumb Cake CS (5-14" x 4") and then mounted them both onto a White Card Base.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Banners Stamp Set and was stamped in Old Olive Ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits and popped up with Dimensionals.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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I stamped the large scene stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set on a piece of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and this time I used colored pencils to fill in the scene.

I used one of the larger dies from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut an oval in the center of a piece of So Saffron CS (5-1/4" x 4") and then stamped the Seagulls from the High Tide Stamp Set at the top of the card and the water birds from the By the Bay Stamp Set at the bottom of the oval - using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I glued the colored piece to the back of the So Saffron piece using Tombow Glue and then attached both to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.












Saturday, May 11, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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I stamped the large scenic stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS and colored it using various colors Stampin' Blends (you can use any of your favorite colors or even Stampin' Write Markers or Colored Pencils).

Then I cut out the scene using one of the dies from the Lots of Labels Framelits.   And then cut a larger piece using the same Framelits set from Island Indigo CS and attached the two pieces using Tombow Glue.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped into a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Island Indigo ink and then cut using the smallest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits and attached using glue, positioned as shown.

I popped up the piece with Dimensionals onto a bottom mat of Soft Sky CS that I embossed using the Seaside Embossing Folder.

I edged the mat using a frame that I cut from Island Indigo CS using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

This A2 size card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! and was CASEd from one I saw online by Tina Zinck.

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For my version of this card I began by stamping the large scenic stamp from the By the Bay Stamp Set toward the bottom of a top mat of Whisper White CS (4-3/4" x 3-1/2") using Black Archival Ink (leave enough room to stamp your sentiment underneath).

Next I stamped the seagulls from the High Tide stamp set toward the top of the card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I cut the top mat into 3 strips, the 2 outside strips are both 1-1/8" wide leaving the center strip at 1-1/4" wide.

I colored the center strip using Cajun Craze (siding), Old Olive & Always Artichoke (grass and bushes), Basic Black (roof), Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso (pathways and rock walls) Stampin' Write markers.

I used a mask that I had stamped onto Post-it Tape and fussy cut it, to cover the scene, and then used Sponge Daubers to color the sky and water with Soft Sky, Island Indigo, and Blueberry Bushel inks.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the By the Bay Stamp Set (centered on the bottom of the piece) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I attached the colored center strip using Tombow Glue to a piece of Soft Suede CS (1-1/2" by 3-1/2") - this left an 1/8" border on both side edges of the center piece.  
Then I attached the 2 uncolored strips onto a bottom mat  of Cajun Craze CS (5" x 3-3/4") leaving 1/8" border on each side and the top and bottom edges.  And then attached the center piece lining up the top and bottom edges.

The finished piece was attached to a bottom mat of Soft Suede CS (5-14" x 4") and then all attached to a standard A2 size White Card Base.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

'This card features the By the Bay Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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I began by stamping the "Scene" from the By the Bay stamp set and the Lighthouse from the High Tide stamp set onto  pieces of Post-It tape and then fussy cut them out.

I stamped the lighthouse toward the left side of a piece of Whisper White CS (standard top mat size) using Pacific Point and Smoky Slate inks. And then positioned the lighthouse mask on top of the stamped image.

Then I stamped the "scene" from the By the Bay stamp set on with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  colored it with Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends sets, and then masked the stamped image.

I sponged the backgound with Marina Mist and Balmy Blue inks, and then stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set in Pacific Point ink.

After removing the masks I sprayed some Shimmer Spray across the finished card front and layered it onto a bottom mat of Cajun Craze CS, and once it was dry them layered them both onto a White Card Base.

This card was cased from one I saw on Pinterest by Linda's Stampin' Escape.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

This cards features the By the Bay stamp set from Stampin' Up!.

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I stamped the scenery onto a piece of Whisper White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the scene with Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin Blends sets.

I created a mask to cover the scene by stamping it onto a piece of Post-It tape and then fussy cut it out.

I covered the scene with the mask and then used Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Pacific Point and Whisper White inks to color the background sky and water.

I used a Stampin' Write Basic Black marker to outline the roof for definition from the sky.

I cut out the scenery piece and the background mats using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and Daffodil Delight and Blueberry Bushel CS and attached them all to the White Card Base.

The scenery piece was popped up with Dimensionals.







Monday, April 29, 2019


These  two A2 size cards feature the Home To Roost stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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The rooster was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and  Soft Suede (bottom) Stampin' Blends Sets.

Next I masked the rooster with and stamped the grasses with Soft Suede ink.

The square was cut with one of the Stitched Shape Framelits dies and matted on a piece of Bermuda Bay CS cut with one of the scalloped Layering Squares Framelits dies.

I stamped a piece of Natural White CS (3-1/4" x 4") with the Crackle Paint stamp using Soft Suede ink.

The bottom mat is Soft Suede CS which I embossed with the Pinewood Plank embossing folder.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped on Natural White CS with Soft Suede ink.  It was cut with a die from the Lily Framelits set.  The background piece is Bermuda Bay CS and was cut with a die from the same set.

Attach the pieces as shown - the Rooster piece was popped up with Dimensionals.  All were layered on a White Card Base.

This second card was done similarly.  The bottom mat and scalloped oval mat were cut from Dapper Denim CS.

The background stamp that I used on the rooster oval is from the Best Birds stamp set.

All the ovals were all cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The crackle mat was from the Color Theory DSP set.

This rooster was colored using Watercolor Pencils.




Sunday, April 28, 2019

Here's another A2 size card featuring the Home to Roost stamp set from Stampin' Up!.

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I stamped the rooster from the Home To Roost stamp set on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Pear Pizzazz, Navy, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody Stampin' Blends sets.

Then I used a mask of the rooster that I stamped and fussy cut from Post-It tape to cover the rooster and sponged the background with  Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party inks and stamped the grass using a stamp from the Sheltering Tree stamp set with Pear Pizzazz ink.

I die cut the rooster with one of the Square Stitched Shape Framelits and mounted it a scalloped square cut from Night of Navy CS using the Layering Square Framelits dies.

The bottom mat is Night of Navy CS.  The top mat is a piece of Color Theory DSP.  And the banner is Pear Pizzazz CS which I embossed first using the Subtles embossing folder, and then cut the end of the banner with the Triple Banner Punch.

I used the 2 piece die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits to cut the sentiment frame. The inside piece is Night of Navy ink for the sentiment, which is from the same stamp set, on Whisper White CS, the outside frame is Mossy Meadow CS.

The pieces were layered as shown and mounted on a White Card Base.


Saturday, April 27, 2019

These two A2 size cards feature the Home To Roost stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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Before I started using this set to make cards, I began by stamping several roosters onto Post-It tape and fussy cut them to use as masks.

The rooster was stamped on Whisper White CS using Basic Black Archival ink and colored using Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Garden Green Stampin' Write markers.

Next I used a circle mask to cover a spot for the sun and one of the rooster masks to cover the rooster.  Then sponged the background with Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and Marina mist inks.

 I removed the circle mask and laid down the leftover piece of the mask around the circle and sponged it with Crushed Curry ink.

The grasses were stamped with Soft Suede ink (1st and 2nd generation stamping).  Then I removed all the masks.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Soft Suede ink.

The bottom mat is Night of Navy CS.  The layered piece was mounted on a White Card Base.

This card is very similar thought I used some Whisper White ink to stamp some "clouds".

Early Espresso ink for the grasses.

And didn't fill in the circle spot with color.

This sentiment is from the same stamp set.

The bottom mat is Old Olive CS.






Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This A2 size card features the Painted Season Stamp Set and the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits from Stampin' Up!

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This card was inspired by a piece of background paper that I had water-colored quite some time ago and then had set aside.

I am guessing that I used Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Peekaboo Peach inks - but hard to tell as the colors blended together.

The center of the Top Mat was cut using the die from the Hummingbird Framelits.  And then the water-colored piece was set behind it.

I stamped the flowers onto scraps of Whisper White CS using Poppy Parade inks.  The branches were stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.  All of the pieces were cut out with the dies from the Four Seasons Framelits.  And then the flowers were popped up with Dimensionals and the branches attached beneath them with Tombow Glue.

The sentiments is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and was stamped in Poppy Parade Ink.

The "dots" from the set were stamped with Poppy Parade Ink.

The finished Top Mat was attached to a Bottom Mat of Poppy Parade CS and mounted onto a White Card Base.



Monday, April 15, 2019

These three A2 size cards were made using the Painted Seasons Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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These cards were created using the same basic process.

I began this first card by embossing the Top Mat using the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  I used a Sponge Brayer to ink up the folder with Balmy Blue ink before Embossing.

Next I stamped the flowers and leaves across a 2-1/4" x 7" strip of Whisper White CS using Balmy Blue and Tranquil Tide inks as shown.  I created several masks for these flowers and covered them before I stamped the leaves and branches.

I attached the piece diagonally to the bottom mat and trimmed the excess CS off the edges.

I mounted the finished piece onto a Bottom Mat of Balmy Blue CS and then both pieces to a White Card Base.

The sentiment for this card is from the Home To Roost stamp set and was stamped using Tranquil Tide ink onto a scrap of Balmy Blue CS.


For this second card the Whisper White CS strip is 2-3/4" by 7" and was stamped with Grapefruit Grove and Tranquil Tide Inks.

I applied Tranquil Tide ink to the Embossing Folder before embossing.

The sentiment is from Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set and was cut with a die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

The bottom mat is Grapefruit Grove CS.



For this third card the Whisper White CS strip is 2" wide.

It was mounted onto a 2-14" strip of Tranquil Tide CS.

The flowers and leaves were stamped with Petal Pink and Tranquil Tide Ink.

I applied Petal Pink ink to the Embossing Folder before embossing.

The sentiment is from the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Picnic Paradise.  It was cut using a die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

The bottom mat is Tranquil Tide.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

This A2 size card features the Painted Seasons Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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I embossed the Top Mat of Whisper White CS with the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  I used a Sponge Dauber to apply a light coat of Tranquil Tide Ink to the folder before embossing.

Next I stamped the flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set onto a 2-3/4" square of Whisper White CS with Balmy Blue Ink.  I applied a mask to the flower and then stamped the leaves and branches from the same stamp set with Tranquil Tide Ink.

I mounted the square onto a 3" square of Tranquil Tide CS.

Next I cut out the Celebrate & You dies using the Celebrate You Thinlits from Tranquil Tide CS and glued them to the top and bottom of the Top Embossed Mat.

Then I popped up the square mats in the center of the card using Dimensionals.

The Top Mat was glued to a Tranquil Tide Bottom Mat and then both were attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

These three A2 size cards feature the Painted Seasons Stamp Set, the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits, and the coordinating Painted Seasons DSP from Stampin' Up!

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For this piece I have cut 3 strips (3-3/4" x 1-5/8") of  Painted Seasons DSP and mounted them on a bottom mat (5-1/4" x 4") of Whisper White Card CS leaving an even margin around each piece.

I stamped two of the succulent stamps from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set from scraps of Whisper White CS using Pool Party ink. And then stamped 4 of the leaf stamps from the same set in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto Lemon Lime Twist CS.  I cut all of the stamped pieces with dies from the Four Seasons Framelits.

I cut out the Celebrate & You from Pool Party CS using the Celebrate You Thinlits dies.

I popped-up the two succulent pieces with Dimensionals and then used Tombow Glue to attach the leaves and sentiments as show.

The mat was attached to a Lemon Lime Twist card base using Tape Runner and then I added a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.

I started this second card by embossing a bottom mat of Grapefruit Grove CS using the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  Then a cut a top mat of coordinating Painted Seasons DSP and then cut it in half diagonally and attached one half to the bottom mat using Tombow Glue.

I stamped a flower from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set onto a scrap of Whisper White CS using Grapefruit Grove ink.  And then stamped some leaves from the same set using Call Me Clover ink on scraps of Whisper White CS.  I used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to color the center of the flower as shown.

All the pieces were cut using the Four Seasons Framelits dies.

I popped up the flower in the center of the card using Dimensionals and then glued the pieces to the mat as shown.

The sentiment for this card is from the Birthday Banner stamp set and was stamped onto a Framed label leftover from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits using Call Me Clover ink.  The sentiment was popped up using Dimensionals.

The mat was glued to a White Card Base.

For this third card I cut the bottom mat from a piece of the Painted Seasons DSP.   Then in a different coordinating pattern cut a strip (1-1/2" x 4-3/4") and mounted it onto a mat of Call Me Clover CS (1-3/4 x 5") and attached the strip to the bottom mat using Tape Runner, position as shown to the left side of the mat.

I cut an oval shape with the Layering Ovals Framelits from a piece of Whisper White CS that I embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  I glued it to a scalloped oval cut from Grapefruit Grove CS using a die from the same set.  I attached the 2 pieces with Tombow Glue.

I stamped the flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set with Grapefruit Grove ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS.  The leaves were stamped using the same stamp set using Call Me Clover Ink on Call Me Clover CS.  These pieces were all cut with the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits dies.  I used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to color the center of the flower as shown.

I popped the flower up in the center of the oval using Dimensionals and then attached the leaves with glue.

The bottom mat was attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

These two A2 size cards feature the Painted Seasons Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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This first card is basically just stamping with the great stamps in this set onto a top mat of Whisper White CS.

I used Berry Burst and Mango Melody inks for the flowers and Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves.

The sentiment is from the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and then cut using one of the dies from the Stitched Label Framelits and popped up using Dimensionals.

I attached the top mat to a bottom mat of Mango Melody CS and then both attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.


For this second card I decided to create some masks for the flowers so that the stems of the leaf branches appear to be under the flowers.

I make my masks from a 2' wide roll of Post-It tape so that they can be used over and over.  I stamp them, let them dry thoroughly so I don't get ink all over my fingers when I fussy cut them.

I stamped the flowers first using Mint Macaron ink on a top mat of Whisper White CS.  Then stamped the leaves using Tranquil Tide ink.  I just love this combination.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink.

I attached the top mat to a bottom mat of Mint Macaron CS and then both pieces to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.