Thursday, January 31, 2019

This A2 size card features the Rose Wonder Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I began with the heat embossing process on Watercolor Paper.  First use your Embossing Buddy to "powder" the top of the paper.   Stamp the large flower stamp from the set with Versamark Ink.  Sprinkle White Embossing Powder onto the stamped outline.   Shake off any excess.  Use the Heat Tool to "melt" the embossing powder.

I water colored the image using Rich Razzleberry & Berry Burst Inks on the flower,  Mossy Meadow and a small amount of Rich Razzleberry on the leaves.  I found it easiest to use drops of ink on a clear block, then used my Aqua Painters to apply a mix of water and ink to the image.

I fussy cut the flower piece.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the set onto Whisper White Cardstock in Rich Razzleberry Ink, the outline was stamped with Mossy Meadow Ink.  And then the piece was die cut with the Coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits Die.

I took a piece of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and embossed it with the Tufted Embossing Folder.  For a more defined pattern, lightly spritz some water onto the piece of cardstock before embossing.

I popped up the flower piece and sentiment using Dimensionals onto the Soft Sea Foam piece.

Then glued it onto a Mossy Meadow card base.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

These two A2 size cards feature the Climbing Roses Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

The trellis pieces were cut from Whisper White Cardstock.

Then the flower piece was stamped with Memento Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock.

The sentiment for both cards is from Climbing Roses Stamp Set and stamped in Old Olive Ink.  The die I used to cut out the sentiment is from the Coordinating Rose Trellis Thinlits.


The flowers and leaves for this first card were colored with Mango Melody & Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blend Sets.

The trellis was glued to Old Olive Cardstock and mounted on Mossy Meadow Cardstock.

Then attached to a white card base.






The flowers and leaves for this second card were colored with Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive Stampin' Blend Sets.

The trellis was glued to Mossy Meadow Cardstock and mounted on Old Olive Cardstock.

Then attached to a white card base.






Coordinating Enamel Shapes were added for accent.

Both the Flower piece and the sentiment were popped up with Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

This A2 size cards features the Accented Blooms stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I stamped the large floral stamp in Versamark ink on a piece of 3-5/8" x 3-3/4" Coastal Cabana Cardstock.  Then sprinkled on Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  

I used Wink of Stella to "color" all of the flowers and leaves of the heat embossed image..

I stamped the Hello sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock, cut it with the Tailored Tag Punch and popped it up with Dimensionals.

The Bermuda Bay Cardstock piece was die cut with a die from Detailed Santa Thinlits at the top and bottom of the piece.

The Coastal Cabana Mat was popped up onto the Bermuda Bay Mat with Dimensionals.

I added a few White Perfect Accent Dots to the top mat.



Monday, January 28, 2019

This card features the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and its coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!.

I began by doing all the stamping.  For the flower backgrounds I used Blackberry Bliss and Blueberry Bushel Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  I used Shaded Spruce on WW Cardstock for the leaves.

Then I die cut the top pieces of the flowers from Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy Cardstock, the little stems from Shaded Spruce Cardstock.  The leaves were cut as stamped.

I die cut a piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock using the diamond shaped geometric die for the top mat of the card.

I glued the flower sections together and then glued and popped up the pieces to the top mat as shown.

I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from Colorful Seasons in Shaded Spruce Ink.

Then I glued the top mat to a white card base.

Add lastly, I added a few White Perfect Accents on the card front.


Sunday, January 27, 2019

These 3 cards feature Lovely Lattice stamp set from Stampin' Up!

For this 1st one I stamped onto Natural White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I colored the flowers and lattice edges with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.

I added a piece of Bermuda Bay Ribbon at the bottom.

The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink onto Pool Party Cardstock.  It was die cut with a die from Bunch of Banners Framelits and popped up with Dimensionals.

The bird is from Serene Gardens stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink onto Pool Party Cardstock.  It was also popped up with Dimensionals.

The top mat was glued to Pool Party Cardstock and mounted on a white card base.

This 2nd card was stamped using Versamark ink on Mossy Meadow Cardstock . I sprinkled the card front with White Embossing Powder, shook off the excess, and used the Heat Tool to melt & set the powder.

I painted the flowers with White Acrylic Paint, let it dry thoroughly and then colored them with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  The paint doesn't go on smoothly and it  gives the card a hand painted look.

I used the Detailed Trio Punch to cut the corners of the cardstock.

The sentiment was die cut from Daffodil Delight Cardstock with Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and glued onto a strip of White Organza Ribbon.

The top mat was glued to a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and then glued to a white card base.

This 3rd card was stamped using Versamark ink on Blueberry Bushel Cardstock.  I sprinkled the card front with White Embossing Powder, shook off the excess, and used a heat tool to set the powder.

For this version, I painted Whisper White Craft ink onto the flowers, let it dry thoroughly and then colored them with Night of Navy and Melon Mango Stampin' Blends.  ( I think Stampin' Write Markers would have worked better as the alcohol markers do not wipe off the White Embossing Powder.  Later  I touched up the white with Stampin' Up!'s chalk marker but the line was thicker than I would have liked.)

The sentiment was die cut from Balmy Blue Cardstock with Celebrate You Thinlits dies and glued to the bottom of the top mat.

The top mat was then glued to a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and both then glued to a white card base.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

I made these alternative A2 size cards using the reverse side of the calendar pieces from Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin from December 2018 Day By Day.

This first card features the flower stamp from Humming Along and the coordinating Hummingbird Framelits dies.

I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with Mango Melody and Old Olive Stampin' Blends, and then die cut them.

I stamped the reverse side of the calendar piece with Crushed Curry ink using one of the pattern stamps from Beautiful Blizzard.

I glued two of the flowers to the left side of the piece and trimmed them to fit.  I popped up the 3rd flower with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons stamp set and was stamped with Old Olive ink.  I cut the 2 banner pieces using one of the dies from Bunch of Banners Framelits and popped it up with dimensionals.

I threaded some Crushed Curry ribbon thru the holes at the top and made a simple knotted bow.

The top piece was glued to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of DSP from the Country Lane set and then mounted onto a white card base.   And added a few coordinating enamel shapes for a finishing touch.

This second card features the one of the birds and the branch from Best Birds stamp set.  They were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock with Memento black ink, colored with Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Old Olive & Mango Melody Stampin' Blend sets, and then die cut with the coordinating Birds and Blooms Thinlits.

I stamped the reverse side of the calendar piece with the pattern piece from Best Birds using Soft Suede ink, and them sponged the piece with Blueberry Bushel ink.

The branch was glued to the calendar piece mat, the bird was popped up with dimensionals.  Then mounted onto a piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from May Good Thing Grow Paper Pumpkin kit March 2018 onto one of the banners from Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin May 2018 using Blueberry Bushel ink.  I love to find use for leftover items from my past kits. The sentiment was glued and popped up with dimensionals.  Then the finished mats were attached to a white card base.

This 3rd card features the Accented Blooms stamp set.

I stamped the reverse side of the calendar piece with the Crackle Paint background stamp using Crushed Curry ink.

I stamped the flower main piece onto Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink and colored the flowers with various Stampin' Blends sets.  Then I fussy cut the piece and popped it up with Dimensionals.

I stamped the Hello sentiment using Crushed Curry ink and popped it up onto the flower piece.

And threaded a piece of Crushed Curry Ribbon with a knotted bow thru the holes in the top of the mat.

The mat was then glued to a piece of Crush Curry Color Theory DSP.  I added a few coordinating Enamel Shapes.  And all was matted onto a white card base.

This 4th card features the flower stamp from Colorful Seasons.  

I stamped the reverse side of the calendar piece with the dotted texture stamp from Artisan Textures using Old Olive and Night of Navy inks.

I stamped the flower onto Whisper White Cardstock using Versamark ink.  Added Blueberry Bushel embossing powder and heat embossed it.

The flower was colored with Night of Navy and Old Olive Stampin' Blend Sets and then fussy cut and popped up with Dimensionals onto the mat.  I threaded some Navy Blue Ribbon with a knotted bow thru the holes in the top of the mat.

The sentiment is from Heartfelt Blooms and was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White Cardstock.  The frame around the sentiment was also stamped in Night of Navy and is from the Labels to Love stamp set.  The piece was punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  It was popped up with Dimensionals.

I added a few Coordinating Enamel Shapes to the mat and then glued it to a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock.  The mats were then glued to a white card base.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

This A2 size card features the County Home stamp set from Stampin' Up!.

 I started by stamping the container and flower arrangement in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.

I colored the container with the Gray Granite Stampin' Blends set.

And then colored the flower arrangement with Real Red, Mossy Green & Crumb Cakes Stampin' Blends sets.

I cut the white mat with the appropriately sized Rectangle Stitched Framelits Die.

I popped up the top mat onto an appropriately sized Rectangle Stitched Framelits Die cut from Gray Granite cardstock using Dimensionals.

And glued the two mats onto a layer of Real Red cardstock.   And then all of the mats onto a White card base.

The sentiment is from Bella & Friends stamp set.



These 3 cards feature the Lasting Lily stamp set by Stampin' Up!



I stamped the four petals from Lasting Lily as shown in Flirty Flamingo Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  

Then I stamped the stems in Old Olive ink.

Next I stamped the pattern stamp from the set in Old Olive around the stems as shown.  And then I used a sponge dauber to add some Whisper White craft ink to this section.

I glued the top mat onto a piece of Flirty Flamingo and then both pieces to a white card base.

I will add a sentiment when needed at a later date.



For this card I began by stamping the flower petals in Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks as shown on Whisper White cardstock.

Then stamped the stems using Mossy Meadow ink.

I used a sponge dauber to lightly apply some Always Artichoke ink in between and around the stamped images.

And then stamped the sentiment from Lasting Lily in Gorgeous Grape ink.

I glued the top mat onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock and then both pieces onto a white card base.

For accent I sprayed the whole card front with of mix of Vegas Gold Shimmer paint and alcohol.





For this last card I began by daubing Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel on the top half of the card.  Old Olive & Balmy Blue on the bottom half of the card.   

I stamped the flower petals and leaves in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Then for contrast I daubed Night of Navy across the whole card front - wiping any excess off the stamped images.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Then I glued the top mat onto a piece of Balmy Blue and then both pieces onto a white card base.

  

MATERIALS:
Stamp Sets:  Lasting Lily
Dies/Punches:  none
Cardstock:  Whisper White,(1) Flirty Flamingo, (2)Gorgeous Grape, (3) Balmy Blue
Inks/Paint: Versamark (1) Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Whisper White, (2) Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint (3) Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Old Olive.
Embossing Powders:  (3) Clear & White
Other:  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Sponge Daubers, Spritzer.  

Basics:  Paper Trimmer, Adhesive Tape Runner, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Scissors,  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Big Shot.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019


This A2 size card features the Flourish Thinlits dies and Brusho Crystals from Stampin' Up!.

I sprinkled Brusho Crystals onto watercolor paper and then used a spritzer bottle to spray water on the crystals.  Add more crystals and more water until you are happy with your background piece.  Let it dry thoroughly before proceeding.

I cut the shapes using various dies in the Flourish Thinlets, and a banner from the Bunch of Banner Framelits, from Mango Melody paper. I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set using Poppy Parade ink, and glued all to the background piece.

The background piece was then glued to a Mango Melody mat, and then onto a Poppy Parade card base.

To brighten the colors a bit I spritzed the whole card front with a mix of Vegas Gold shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.


MATERIALS:
Stamp Sets:  Birthdays Bannners (sentiment)
Dies/Punches: Flourish Thinlits and Bunch of Banner Framelits (sentiment)
Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade 
Inks: Poppy Parade
Other:  Brusho Crystals, Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint, Spritzers, Alcohol

Basics:  Paper Trimmer, Adhesive Tape Runner, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Scissors,  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Big Shot..


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This A2 size card features the Stylized Birthday Stamp by Stampin' Up!

I started by stamping the Happy Birthday "Stylized Birthday" stamp in Versamark Ink on Fresh Fig cardstock.  I heat embossed it with Silver embossing powder and die cut it out with one of the Layered Circle Framelits dies.

I die cut a coordinating scalloped circle from the same die set from Whisper White cardstock and glued the 2 circles together.

I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and embossed it with the Corrugated embossing folder.

I cut 2 pieces of coordinating DSP 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" from the Tranquil Textures DSP set.  They were criss-crossed and glued to the Navy piece.

I cut a 3/4" wide piece of  Fresh Fig cardstock and glued it as shown onto the 2 pieces above.

The circles were attached to the Navy mat using dimensionals.

I attached the Navy piece to a white card base using Tombow glue.

Afterwards I decided to apply a few enamel shapes (not shown).

MATERIALS:
Stamp Sets:  Stylized Birthday
Dies/Punches:  Layered Circle Framelits
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Texture DSP
Inks: Versamark
Embossing Powders:  Silver
Other:  Corrugated Embossing Folder, Enamel Shapes

Basics:  Paper Trimmer, Adhesive Tape Runner, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Scissors,  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Big Shot.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

This A7 size card features the Rose Wonder stamps from Stampin' Up!.

I began by stamping the large rose stamp with Versamark Ink onto Whisper White cardstock   and then heat embossing it with silver embossing powder.  Then I sponged a combination of Blackberry Bliss and Highland Heather inks on the rose, and Pool Party ink on the leaves.

Once the ink was dry I used a Versamark pen to color all the interior sections of the flower and leaves & heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I sponged the card background with Tranquil Tide ink covering the rest of the area completely.

The sentiment from Lasting Lily stamp set was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Tranquil Tide Ink and the frame from Labels to Love stamp set was stamped around the sentiment.  I used the Everyday Label Punch to cut out the sentiment.

The Card front was mounted onto Fresh Fig cardstock & then onto a Very Vanilla Card.

Lastly, I applied a few enamels shaped hearts.

MATERIALS:
Stamp Sets:  Rose Wonder, Lasting Lily, Labels to Love
Dies/Punches:  Everyday Label Punch
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig
Inks: Versamark Ink, Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide
Embossing Powders:  Silver, Clear
Other:  Versamark Pen, Enamel Shapes

Basics:  Paper Trimmer, Adhesive Tape Runner, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Scissors,  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Big Shot.

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