Wednesday, October 18, 2017

These two cards feature Stampin Up's Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and their Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies.  

For this  card I stamped the dragonflies with the detailed stamp, one with Marina Mist and the other with Tranquil Tide and then die cut them with the coordinating die.  Once they were cut I sponged them with the inks to fill in any white edges.  The sentiment for this card is from the same stamp set. The dragonflies were added to a watercolor mat.

For this card I used the same detailed stamp and colors but cut them with the other die in the set, and then sponged them using the same inks. The texture around the edges is from the Dragonfly Stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped with the Stylized  Happy Birthday stamp. All were added to water-colored mat.
This birthday card features flowers and stems from Stampin Up's Beautiful Bouquet stamp set which was stamped in Tranquil Tide, Purple Plum, Sweet Sugar Plum and Pink Pirouette inks.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
Another alternative card for the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin "Layered Leaves" kit.  The leaves were stamped with Stampin Up's Paper Pumpkin and Daffodil Delight inks.  The border was die cut from their Flourish Thinlits Dies.  And then the center pop-up used the large leaf stamp and various die cut elements provided in the kit.

This fall card was created using the solid small maple leaf stamp from Stampin Up's Colorful Seasons stamp set.  It was CASED from a video I saw.  The stamp was sponged with 3 different colors of inks:  Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight and then stamped.  The same colors were then sponged over the card itself.  I added one of the leaves from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons set.  My apologies to the stamper that inspired this card with the technique - but unfortunately after searching thru recent videos I watched I couldn't find the source.
This card was created with Stampin Up's Lovely As a Tree stamp set.   It was quick and easy to make.  The background was sponged with a combination of Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green and Marina Mist inks.  The trees with Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake. And then the "leaves" were sponged with Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango.  I added a small die cut deer and was done.