Sunday, April 5, 2020

Broadway Birthday

Do you have a stamp set that you love but haven't used very much?  I know I do and for me- that set would be the Broadway Birthday Stamp Set and coordinating Broadway Lights Dies.  They are so fun and can be found in the Annual Catalog.  

To create this card- I began by making the colorful polka dot background using the Basic Patterns Masks, Sponge Daubers and a rainbow of colors!  (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Call me Clover, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape)  It originally started out as a 4" x 5-1/4" layer but it wasn't what I had envisioned in my mind so I made it smaller by using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  

Next came the rainbow striped frame. I used both Light and Dark Stampin' Blends in the following colors:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather.  I then carefully drew stripes across a Whisper White Card Stock scrap and die cut it out using the Broadway Lights Dies.

Up next was the fun part!  Stamping and die cutting out several fun images from the Broadway Birthday Stamp Set.  
I thin it came out pretty cute!  What do you think?

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Whisper White
Stamps:  Broadway Birthday
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape
Tools/other supplies:  Broadway Lights Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Silver Metallic Thread, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Blends in the following colors (both Light/Dark): Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather

Creation Station: "It's What's On The Inside That Counts"

Good morning stampin' friends!  I'm hopping along with the lovely Creation Station Design Team and today it's all about What's On The Inside.   

My card is a tri-fold card and it's super cute!  I apologize in advance for the poor lighting.  It was dark outside before I was able to take my pictures.  When I have better lighting later today I'll retake the pictures.

The card itself measures 4" square.  I used the Layering Squares Dies to create all the square parts.  The top layer of the card features several fussy cut flowers and a perfume bottle that was watercolored using Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Reinkers.  If you haven't tried the Fluid100 Watercolor Paper yet- I suggest you try some!  It's awesome!

Lift the top layer to reveal a floral second layer.  

This layer opens as well and shows the inside of the card.  The Kindness is Always in Style sentiment  as well as the flowers were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then colored with Stampin' Blends (Lovely Lipstick (Light/Dark) and Petal Pink (Light).

Here is a close up of the front.  It shows a little better dimension in the pretty flowers.  The flowers were created by fussy cutting a floral piece of Best Dressed DSP.  I used a Stampin' Pierce Mat and the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to distress the paper.  Then I simply stacked the smaller flowers one on top of the other.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Won't you take a moment and join us on the next stop in the hop?  Up next is the lovely Jeanna Bohanan

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Welcome Easter

Hello there!  Thanks for stopping by!  Tonight I have a few super cute Easter cards that were created with the Welcome Easter Stamp Set.  I used the same layout for all 3 cards.  I just changed the sentiments, colors and images.

I watercolored a background for each card that matched the color of the card stock.  Balmy Blue, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight.  

Using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks I created a little polka dot layer for each animal.  

Using Stampin Blends in coordinating colors- I colored a little piece of Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and adhered it to the top of the watercolor layer using a Glue Dot.  

To add a little extra embellishment for each card- I used a Stampin' Blend to color some Pearl Basic Jewels.  
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Very Versailles...part 2

Hi there!  I'm back today with another gorgeous card created with the Very Versailles Stamp Set.  This may be my favorite card that I've ever created.  It came out beautifully!  

To create the watercolored background- I first stamped the image onto a piece of Fluid100 Watercolor Paper.  I then used a Stampin' Spritzer to spritz water all over the front of the card.  I didn't blot or dry the Watercolor Paper.  Instead I let the images slowly melt away.  Once the layer was dry- I re-stamped the images in the same place as the original images and re-wet the paper again.  I repeated this process several times.  The final images I spritzed but not as heavily as the first several times.  

I then stamped the script writing in Crumb Cake ink onto a Crumb Cake Card Stock layer.  Using a pair of Paper Snips- I distressed the edges of the Crumb Cake layer. The watercolored layer was then adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The card was embellished using the Be Mine Stitched Dies, the Nature's Thoughts Dies and some Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon.  
So pretty!
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Monday Montage #161

Hello and welcome back for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Are you ready to see all our fabulous projects this week?

Tonight I'm sharing a card created using the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, In the Tropics Dies and the coordinating Tropical Oasis DSP.
I wasn't sure how I felt about this product suite at first but OMG!  I totally adore the pineapple!  It's so stinkin' sweet!

The pineapple was created using Fluid100 Watercolor Paper, the Daffodil Delight Reinker, the Old Olive Reinker and an Aqua Painter.  I then adhered the bottom portion of the pineapple to a piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock and fussy cut around it so that the entire pineapple was colored.

One of my favorite things about this suite is the gorgeous DSP.  A little bit of it goes a long way!  Here I've used a scrap behind the pineapple for a little added color and texture.  The main background  is also DSP from the Tropical Oasis DSP and it was embossed using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.

The flowers and aloha sentiment were both cut using Grapefruit Grove Card Stock.  The Rest & Relax sentiment was stamped in Pool Party Ink onto Pool Party Card Stock and fussy cut.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Cheryl Curtis has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to check out the wonderful Elizabeth Price has created to share with you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Very Versailles

Hello stampers!  UPS dropped a package off at my house today and I could not wait to get home and play!  Inside the package was a gorgeous stamp set called Very Versailles.  I'm not sure why I waited so long to order this set but I'm glad it's finally here!

I love stamp sets with a vintage feel and Very Versailles doesn't disappoint!  Every image is amazing. Pair it with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and you've got the fixings for a perfect card!

I stamped the fancy floralish image in Balmy Blue ink and then onto a piece of Balmy Blue Card Stock.  There's a die in the Stitched So Sweetly set that somewhat matches the image.  It's a tad bit smaller than the stamped image but it still looks great!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Balmy Blue, Vellum
Stamps:  Very Versailles, So Sentimental
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue
Tools/other supplies:  Die Cutting Machine, Stitched So sweetly Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Linen Thread, Champagne Rhinestone Jewels

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Stampin' Fancy Friday Favorite SAB

Choosing a favorite is never a simple task.  Or at least for me it isn't.  Especially not when there are so many amazing products to choose from.  Ask me tomorrow and I may change my mind but for today- it's the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  

Why you ask?  Why not!  This gorgeous DSP has so many amazing black/white/gold prints!  I LOVE to create using black/white color schemes!  I am sad to report however that this paper has now sold out and is no longer available.  I may just have to hoard the remainder of what I have...

To create this card- I began by cutting 3 different layers.  A Basic Black layer, a Crushed Curry layer and a Fluid100 Watercolor layer.  The Crushed Curry layer was embossed using the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder.  

I then watered down the top of the Fluid100 Watercolor paper using an Aqua Painter.  Next I began adding some color using the Crushed Curry Reinker and a few splashes of Mango Melody Reinker.  After adding some coordinating shapes/stamped images/embellishments my card was complete!
Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP:  Golden Honey Specialty DSP
Stamps:  Honey Bee
Inks:  Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Tools/other supplies:  Die Cutting Machine, Detailed Bee Dies, Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Fluid100 Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painter, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker, Linen Thread