Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Rainbow of Happiness

In case it's gone unnoticed- I have just a slight obsession with the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle from Stampin' UP!  It's probably one of my most favorite stamp/die sets ever.  It's one of those sets that lends itself perfectly for just about every occasion.  You know- the one that gets reached for before all the others on the shelf!

The project I'm sharing today is so fun!  The background was created by using Blending Brushes to craft an ink rainbow.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.  I cut the inked panel into 1/2" strips and adhered them to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of  Basic White Card Stock in an offset manner.  Then using the Stitched Rectangle Dies- I cut out the panel that would become the top layer of my card.

Here's a close up!  For the white rainbow pieces- I used the heart/dots/stripes/rain drops images.  Each image was stamped in a coordinating color (Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana).  Using the Playful Alphabet- I cut out the word HELLO and used the negative image to create my sentiment.  

The bow was created using the Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Ribbon.  I carefully cut one edge off and combined it with some white Baker's Twine.  Sparkle & Shine sequins were the perfect embellishments to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 7, 2022

Monday Montage: Cactus Cuties!

Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  My project today is so fun!  It was created using the Cactus Cuties Stamp Set and coordinating Cactus Builder Punch. It's a set of four 3"x3" cards and a little box to store them in. 

For all 4 card bases- I chose to use Kraft Paper.  It's a different color and texture than traditional card stock.  It tends to be just a tad bit more rigid.  For the first card created- I stamped the Just A Note sentiment all over the card base using White Craft Ink.  An Evening Evergreen scalloped circle layered with a Basic White Circle help create the main focal image for the cactus.

Card number two was created exactly the same as card number one only with a Polished Pink scalloped circle and Basic White layered circle.  The hello sentiment was stamped onto the card base randomly using White Craft Ink.

Whenever I want to add a subtle border to my cards- I always reach for the Stitched With Whimsy Dies.  As you can see from card number 3- that die set added the perfect touch!

Last but certainly not least is a card featuring an open square "frame".  This was created by cutting a 2-3/4" square piece of Kraft Paper and cutting another square out of the the inner part.  I left a 1/4" border around the inside of the frame.

All images on the 4 cards were inked using the following colors:  Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Polished Pink, White Craft Ink.  To embellish each card- I used White Baker's Twine from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack and the Sparkle and Shine Sequin Assortment.  

The adorable card box was created using Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen and Basic White Card Stock.  The DSP is Polished Pink from the 2021-2023 6" x 6" DSP.  

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  BACK will take you to Cheryl Curtis and NEXT to Elizabeth Price.  

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Creation Station: Rainbow Rearrange

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card that was created for the Creation Station Rainbow Rearrange Blog Hop.  For this hop- we are sharing cards that feature rainbows in a different way.  It can be non traditional colors, flipped upside down, sideways, etc. 

I chose to create a card that featured multiple yellows.  I used Bumble Bee, Daffodil Delight DSP (from the Brights Collection 6" x 6" DSP), So Saffron and Crushed Curry.  This rainbow represents the sun in my dark cloudy sky!

For the background- I used the cloud design from the Basic Borders Dies to create a mask.  Then using a Blending Brush loaded with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink- I carefully added some fluffy clouds.  

Stitching on cards is a quick and easy way to create a "frame" around the main stamped image.   Distressing the edges of the layer adds interest.   The card was embellished using the Sparkle and Shine Sequins Assortment.  This sequin assortment is awesome because it contains stars, round sequins and round dome shaped dots.  

The final touch for this card was a Bumble Bee Bow stapled along the edge of the top layer.  A small Black Bakers Twine bow was layered onto the Bumble Bee bow to keep within my black/white/yellow color scheme.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please be sure to visit the next stop on our hop- Vicki Boucher.   She has a gorgeous creation to share with you!