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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Beautiful Bermuda

I'm working on making a set of cards using the Beautiful You stamps. They are currently one of my favorites. Not only do I use this set for making cards, but I also use them in my journal. I'm not much of a freehand artist, so the stamps help me out a bit.

Stamps - Beautiful You (143637), High Tide (143006)
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories - Framelits Label Collection (ret.), Square Latice Embossing Folder (ret.)
Techniques - Masking and Sponging

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Wishes

I made this card for a former co-worker who just retired last year. A group of us got together for lunch and had a wonderful time catching up.

Stamps - Avant-Garden (143272, Helping Me Grow (140764)
Ink/Markers - Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card Stock - Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories - Decorative Label Punch, Rhinestones
Techniques - Coloring, Daubing

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wedding Season

It will soon be the season for weddings. I like to give a card as special as the happy couple. I really enjoyed working on this card. After envisioning what I wanted to do, it became so much more when I started putting it together.

My original idea was to create a card with white-on-white. Then, after cutting everything and beginning the placement, I soon decided I wanted a little shimmer. I dug deep into my arsenal and found a little pot of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. I think I've had it for about five years and it's still good!

I thought it was complete with the placement of the die-cut images and the "Wedding Wishes" stamp. However, a few days later, I decided it needed more. That's when I added the pearls and rhinestones. This time I know it's complete!

Stamps - Floral Phrases (141767)
Ink - StazOn Jet Black
Card Stock - Whisper White
Accessories - Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Pearls, Pretty Pines Thinlits (141851), Rhinestones

Friday, February 24, 2017

Birthday Trailer

I had fun making this birthday card. I used two different stamp sets and lots of colors. Just imagine camping on the beach, without a care in the world. Of course, I included a flamingo because every travel trailer should have a flamingo. Right?

Stamps - Glamper Greetings (142202), High Tide (143006)
Ink - Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Stazon Jet Black
Card Stock - Island Indigo, Whisper White

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bendi Flower Garden

For this card I combined dies, punches and jewels from Stampin' Up!, with the bendi card base cut with my Silhouette. I made this card for my niece who will be turning 7 later this month.

Stamp - Dragonfly Dreams (142924)
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Island Indigo, Kraft, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Bitty Butterfly punch (129406), Bold Butterfly Framelits (139135), Botanical Builder (140624), Pearls, Rhinestones

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Indigo Flowers

Love this Island Indigo. It's a vibrant color that makes the flowers pop!

Stamps - Butterfly Basics (137154)
Ink - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo
Card Stock - Island Indigo, Whisper White

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Razzleberry Flowers

For the flowers on this card I used Stampin' Up!'s Ombre stampin' pad. It allowed me to create the flowers in different shades of the same color.

Stamps - Awesomely Artistic (139950), Butterfly Basics (137154)
Ink - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry Ombre
Card Stock - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bermuda Bay Dragonflies

I made these dragonflies using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits dies. I used the die which is a chain of dragonflies. Then I cut a couple of them from the chain. 

Stamps - Butterfly Basics (137154)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories - Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288), Clear Embossing Powder (on the dragonflies), Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits (142749)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Indigo Butterfly

On to another series of cards. With this series, I will be focusing on the Butterfly Basics stamp set. Because it is not a two-step stamp set, it required quite a bit of fussy cutting (which I find relaxing).

Stamps - Butterfly Basics (137154)
Ink - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Rose Red
Card Stock - Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories - Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wild Butterfly

So this is the last of my series of Wild About Flowers cards . . . for a while. I really enjoy working with these stamps. It's fun playing with the various color combinations of the blooms and stems.

Stamps - Wild About Flowers (138728)
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi
Card Stock - Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135), Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288) Rhinestones

Monday, January 23, 2017

Flower Panels

These panels are a great way to display the three flowers from the Wild about Flowers stamp set.

Stamps - Wild about Flowers (138728)
Ink - Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
Card Stock - Old Olive, Whisper White

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Flower Jars

I must admit it, I find fussy cutting relaxing. I used the Everyday Jars dies for the two jars, but some of the blooms I cut out and attached with dimensionals. I also enjoy the look of flowers extending beyond their borders.

Stamps - Jar of Love (141587), Wild about Flowers (138728)
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi
Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories - Everyday Jars Framelits (141490), Summer Starfruit Satin Stitched Ribbon (ret.)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Butterflies and Blooms

Do you remember Embosslits? The Beautiful Wings Embosslits was one of the first items I ordered from Stampin' Up! I decided to resurrect it for this card.

Stamps - Wild about Flowers (138728)
Ink - Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories - Beautiful Wings Embosslits (ret.), Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288), Pearls, Rhinestones

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Box of Flowers

Wouldn't it be nice to send a friend a box of flowers? This one is even tied up with a bow and has a cute butterfly fluttering about. Because the blooms and the stems are two separate stamps for each set of flowers, it makes it easy to make the blooms stand out.

Stamps - Hardwood (133035), Wild about Flowers (138728)
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi
Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories - Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135), Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon (ret.) Rhinestones

Monday, January 9, 2017

Balloon Bear

Baby Bear is such a cute stamp all by itself. Adding Balloon Celebration just takes it up a notch. Baby Bear is a three-step stamping process and the balloons are a two-step process. Because the stamps are clear photopolymer, the process is very easy.

Stamps - Baby Bear (141859), Balloon Celebration (140675)
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise
Card Stock - Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories - Seaside Embossing Folder (141481)
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