Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Special Birthday Card

Hey there stampers!  Tonight I'm sharing a birthday card that was created for my friend Andrea's 40th Birthday.  I've been waiting and waiting.....and waiting to share this card but she has finally received it so it's no longer a surprise.  

As 40 is a milestone birthday- I wanted to create something special for her.  I used the Flowering Desert Stamp Set as I know it's one of her favorites.  
I first began by stamping the "berries" image in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a Lovely Lipstick card base.  I then layered a piece of Vellum Card Stock onto the Lovely Lipstick Layer.  Using the Rectangle Stitched Shapes Framelits- I cut out a Whisper White Card Stock Layer.  This layer was spattered with Granny Apple Green and Garden Green inks and layered on top of the Vellum layer.  Next- I created a 2" x 3-1/2" tag that had been stamped with the Flowering Desert images as well as the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Amazing Life Stamp Set.  

 A piece of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon was added to the top of the tag and tied on with a piece of Linen Thread.  To personalize the card- I cut an A from the Large Letters Framelits Dies and added it on top of a bunch of Metallic Silver Thread.  Andrea was stamped from the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set and fussy cut.  To finish the card off- a big Lovely Lipstick bow was tied around the Whisper White layer.  

I hope she enjoyed her special card and her special day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday Montage #135

It's time for another edition of Monday Montage!  If I am your first stop on the hop- Welcome!  I'm so happy you joined us!  Please be sure to continue along the hop to see what the other amazing designers have created!

My project started out as a St. Patrick's Day card but it ended up being a "good luck" card instead!

I began by stamping the shamrock image from the Amazing Life Stamp Set in Call Me Clover ink onto a Call Me Clover card base.  I then used two layers- one in Mango Melody and the other Whisper White.  As I was originally going for a St. Paddy's Day theme I thought the green/orange gave a leprechaun feel.  

One idea I had as I was playing around was to create a rainbow.  Normally I would have used the Layering Circles Collection Framelits but I thought I would change it up a bit and create a rainbow shower instead.  

Everyone knows that at the end of the rainbow- there's a pot of gold!  My little pot is filled full of different size gold coins.  To create the pot- I punched a 2-1/4" Basic Black Circle using the 2-1/4" Circle Punch.  I then cut about 1/4" off the top of the circle to make it flat. Two tiny strips of Basic Black Card Stock make the legs.   The gold coins were created using the Cookie Builder Punch and the 1/2" Circle Punch.

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 the amazing Elizabeth Price's blog.

Friday, March 15, 2019

#tgifc 203 Out Of This World

Welcome stampin' friends!  Today over at TGIF Challenges we are featuring cards with an "Out Of This World" theme.  When I first sat down to create a card I immediately reached for the Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals.  Then I remembered that I had used them all.  Yep- that's right!  I used an entire canister of Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals on my OnStage card swaps back in November.

Back to the drawing board it was.  Then I remembered a technique that my friend Ruthie shared with me a few years ago.  I'm not really sure what the technique is called but I'll explain how I created the background.

To create this gorgeous background I used 3 colors.  Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss.  To begin- I used a Sponge Dauber to apply Coastal Cabana ink to the entire front of the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White layer.  I then used a Sponge Dauber to apply some Bermuda Bay ink however this time I only applied the ink in certain areas of the layer.  Finally- using a Sponge Dauber I applied the Blackberry Bliss ink to the layer making sure not to completely cover up the other two colors.  

After the Blackberry Bliss ink was applied I took an Aqua Painter filled with water and flicked water onto the front to create the splotchy "stars".  Looks pretty cool, right?

This is a close up of all the pretty things!  The Be Mine Stitched Framelits are the perfect compliment to the sentiment on this card!  The sentiment was created using two different stamp sets.  The Love You is from the Well Said Stamp Set and it was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.  The More Than All The Stars is from the Little Twinkle Stamp Set and was stamped in VersaMark ink onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card Stock then heat embossed using the Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  

Even though the adorable little Silver/Pool Party Baker's Twine bow is not in one of the 3 colors I used to create the card- it compliments them all well!   The Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins make the perfect finishing touch!

Won't you play along with us this week?   I'd love to see what you create!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop: Bring on the Birthdays!

Welcome!  I'm so happy you've decided to join us!  Today at OSAT we are bringing on the birthdays!  
My card today features the Amazing Life Stamp  Set and a rainbow of colors!

This adorable set consists of a Birthday card and a tiny treat!  The card itself was stamped multiple times using the Life's Too Short To Say No To Cake stamp.  For inks- I used Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape. The cake was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink before coloring the candle and cake with a variety of Stampin' Blends.  (Mango Melody/Balmy Blue for the candle and Call Me Clover for the cake)

A big Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon bow was tied around the Poppy Parade layer for interest.    A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels add the finishing touch!

This sweet little treat box was created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Such a simple way to create a quick and easy treat!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please click the links below to follow along on our hop!  

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday Montage #134

Hello there stampin' friends!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.  We have a lot of gorgeous projects to share with you today!

Since I've been in the process of creating inventory for my upcoming craft shows and for my Instagram sales- I figured I had better create some fresh new birthday cards.

This simple card was created using the Amazing Life Stamp Set and a color combination of Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape.

I love to use a rainbow of colors for birthday cards.  Makes them look bright and cheer-y!

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 the amazing Elizabeth Price's blog.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Creation Station: Birds, Blossoms and Butterflies

Good morning!  Today I am hopping with the Creation Station Design Team!  We are sharing cards that focus on Birds, Blossoms and Butterflies.  

I chose to focus on blossoms.  My stamp set choice is Forever Lovely.  This set features some gorgeous floral images and love themed sentiments.  

Did I mention that it also has some pretty amazing coordinating edgelit dies?  They are called Lovely Flowers....and they are gorgeous!

In the close up above- you will see two faint rose images.  The rose image from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set was stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink and stamped off twice onto scrap paper before being stamped a third time onto the card layer.  Can't see them in the picture above?  They are at the bottom left and upper right corners of the Coastal Cabana scalloped square.

Several Pearl Basic Jewels were colored using the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends.  The other Pearl Basic Jewels were left in their original color.  Though difficult to see in the pictures above- I have also added three Epoxy Heart Droplets just below each cluster of pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!
Why not continue on our hop!  There are lots of amazing projects to be seen today!  Next up is the fabulous Linda van Wely.  

Friday, March 1, 2019

#tgifc201 Color Challenge!

Hey, hey, hey!  It's Friday and that means it's time for a new TGIF Challenge.  Today we are sharing some pretty amazing projects that were created focusing on three Soft Subtle colors:  Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron.  

As you can see- my card features the gorgeous Tea Together Stamp Set and the coordinating Tea Time Framelits.  I used Soft Sea Foam for the card base and then added a layer of Highland Heather from the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" DSP stack.  A Vellum square was layered upon the Highland Heather Gingham to soften the look.  

The flowers on the tea cup were colored using the Soft Sea Foam and Highland Heather Stampin' Blends (in both light and dark).  The centers of the flowers were colored in with a So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week!

Product list:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum
DSP:  Gingham Gala 6" x 6" DSP Stack
Inks:  Soft Sea Foam, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Stamps:  Tea Together
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Tea Time Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends (light and dark), Highland Heather Stampin' Blends (light and dark), So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker, Silver Metallic Thread,  Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon,  Color Lifter Stampin' Blend.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'!