A dear friend of mine Andrea is celebrating her Birthday today. I decided I wanted to use a new set of stamps and inks that were just released to demonstrators this month. The set is called Eastern Palace. The new ink colors were also release to us and gave me a chance to make Andrea a pretty unique card. I used Fresh fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist ink colors to create this card.
Happy Birthday Andrea! I hope this year brings you good health and tons of Happiness!
Happy April to everyone! Hope your enjoying the Beautiful Spring Weather. I decided this month to make something a little clean and simple. I started off with a stencil that I had purchased from Stamplorations called Rows of Hearts. I took a piece of SU Whisper White card stock and laid my stencil down and started sponging with SU crumb cake ink and then I decided to add another layer with the SU Baked Brown Sugar ink. After I achieved my desired effect. I applied by stenciled layer to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock and then to my Whisper White Card base.
For my sentiment, I cut out one 2″ circle in Whisper White and then added my Sentiment which is from Happy Little Stampers stamp set called Simply Said. I stamped my sentiment in my versa mark and then added SU Copper embossing powder to it. After heat setting it, I then went on a search for a Heart die that I thought would match what I was looking for. I found my Simon Says Stamp Simply sketched heart die. I used Baked Brown Sugar card stock for my heart. I popped my stitched circle with the sentiment and the heart die with stampin dimensionals to pop them up.
Let me know how much you like to use stencils and what is your favorite one in the comment sections below.
I just became a member over at StampNation and the first challenge that I have decided to participate in is called Uniquely Stamped. You are suppose to use a stamp in a different way than what it’s intended for. So for this challenge after several attempts to figure out what I wanted to do I came up with the card below.
I started out by picking my color scheme. I knew I wanted to use Tip Top Taupe and Red. I then used a Catherine Pooler stencil called Mod Squared for my background. After trying different stamp sets and different layouts I decided to use a stamp from my SU Seaside Shore stamp set. I used the sea weed to make my flames behind my sentiment. (SU Bunch of Blossoms stamp set) I colored my flames in with my Zig Carmine Red. I also added a few sequins and added a couple of strokes of my clear Wink of Stella to give some of the flames a little sparkle.
Hope you all have a Wonderful week! Let me know what you think about my take on the uniquely stamped challenge in the comment section below.
I don’t know about you but sometimes I don’t tell my friends how grateful I am to have them in my life. I think sometimes we just assume that they realize that we are grateful for them but why not take the time and let them know every once in a while. For this card, I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketch 281 to come up with my design.
I started out by finding a background piece of DSP paper and then added to it. I’ve used the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series paper for both of my backgrounds. (behind my sentiment and the actual background) I then decided to use 3 of the colors in the paper for my banners. I’ve used Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and black. I added a little bling by adding 3 rhinestones to the banner.
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For this month, I chose to use the Stampin Up! Seaside Shore Stamp set and the Shooting Stars Framelits Dies. I have to admit this is my first time making a card like this but I found it very easy to make. I know there appears to be quite a bit of stamping and coloring but overall the card doesn’t take to long to make. In fact, I made 9 of them for swap groups that I’m in.
To make this card I did the following:
Started with my A2 size card base
Cut out a piece of Black card stock 4″ X 5.25″
Cut my Pool party card stock 3.75 X 5″
Stamped my Bubbles (to make my background in Soft Sky)
Stamped my sea weed with Momento Black
Colored in my sea wood with Pool Party & mint macaroon (on the tips)
Use my Circle slider frame lit to cut out the center and then stamped my sea weed and colored them
I then used a piece of whisper white card stock to stamp my sentiment, fish, anchor, sea shell and star fish
I then fussy cut each one out
I used stampin dimensionals behind my bubble background layer in the corners and the center of my circle
I used a circle punch (the size approx of a penny) to make the slider that would take the fish around the circle frame lit. I put a dimensional in between the two circles and one below the fish.
I then applied the layers ( anchor, seashell, sentiment and starfish ) to my card. I did use stampin dimensionals for everything except the anchor.
Lastly, I used my wink of stella to add a little bling to make images.
For the inside of the card, I used my piece that was cut out to go around my sentiment and stamped sea weed at the bottom of my card. I added another fish to swim inside as well.
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I’ve always wanted to get in a Hot Air Balloon and just fly away but the fear of heights has always stopped me from doing it. This stamp set ( called Lift Me Up) just let’s me dream away about the joy of seeing everything from above. Do you have a fear of heights or fear of getting in a hot air balloon?
For this card, I started off with a standard card base 4.25 X 11 inches scored at 5.5″. I then cut a piece of white card stock 4 X 5.25 and cut out my two cloud with my dies. I then cut out an additional cloud and embossed them using my Stampin Up! Elegants Dots embossing folder. I then took some more white card stock and stamped my three hot air balloons using Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim. Once stamped I cut them out using the two different sizes Hot air balloon dies. I then stamped my cloud images ( in Marina Mist) on my white card stock and my sentiment in Flirty Flamingo. Once I was done stamping I then started layering my clouds and hot air balloons on my base using stampin dimensionals to pop them up of the card front. After finishing up with the top of my card, I adhered the card front to my blue base. I adhered a white piece of card stock to the inside of my card with a sentiment and stamped a hot air balloon inside.
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Happy New Year! A New Year and a Couple of Chicks to start it off! For my Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies card. I decided to use a new stamp set called Hey, Chick! I just love these little chicks, they are so fun and lively. For my card, I decided to start off by cutting out two stitched ovals. I then stamped my images and colored them with my comics. ( I tried to give them a little attitude with their colors, as all chicks are different) I then cut out the ovals on my Bermuda Bay card stock and decided to do an inlay design. I don’t do many of these but I just thought it would be cute. I used stampin dimensionals behind the bermuda bay and ovals to make them really stand out. I then added the layers to my white card base. I decided to make a little banner for my sentiment and added a few pearls to give it a little more character. I hope you enjoy the chicks and wish you all a Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!
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Today I’m joining in Happy Little Stampers Blog Hop showcasing one of their newest stamp sets Christmas Joy. For this card, I decided to make a simple design that I could duplicate easily. I’ve been busy making cards for the Caring Heart Drive and now I’m going to make some cards for the local nursing home that I take lip balms, lotion, socks and stuffed animals to each year.
For this card, I started off with the standard A2 base in SU Mossy Meadow and then added a 4″ X 5 1/4″ Real red base that I embossed. I then used my new stitched die from Stampin up to cut my circle. I then stamped my poinsetta with SU Black Archival ink. Once my ink had drived I used my Copic Lipstick Red to color in the poinsetta and my Spectrum Noir and Copic to color in the leaves. I added a little Metallic Green thread behind my image and used my clear Wink of Stella to give the poinsetta a little sparkle.
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It’s November and turkey time! Well this turkey may not think so, but we all know that when Thanksgiving comes most people have turkey on the table. For this month’s creation for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Design Team, I have decided to make a card using some new products that I’ve received. I’ve listed them down below for you.
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If Turkeys Could Talk Stamp & Die by Taylored Expressions
Barn, Fence, Grass and Hills Dies by My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Black, Olive, Bashful Blue by Stampin Up!
It’s that time again, another Wonderful Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies. For this month, I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Stamp set and dies. I started off by choosing my color scheme. I went with Mint Macaroon and Watermelon Wonder. I started off by using a stencil for background. I sponged it with both of the colors (Mint Macaroon/ Watermelon Wonder) and then started adding my layers. I stamped the jar and (3) flowers then added my sentiment (Thanks). After stamping, I then used my jar and flowers dies to cut them out. Once finished with this portion, I carefully figured out where my jar would be and started stamping the branches. I added dimensionals to the back of the jar to make it pop up and then added the pearls to the flower centers. I also, cut a piece of Watermelon Wonder ribbon for the bow on top of the jar.
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