Positive Thoughts on Texture

Hi!  This week I am featuring Positive Thoughts here on my blog!  Today I have a card to share with you that we made in February’s Card Club.  My Card Club ladies are advanced stampers, so I step up the cards that we make in this class.  Here is the first one:

Friend, Positive Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

I absolutely LOVE the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.  The fact that Stampin’ Up! is now offering coordinating dies through the Coordination release makes this a must have bundle for all.  I can see using these for birthday, Mother’s Day, thinking of you and even sympathy.  Or, in the case of this card, just letting the recipient know how much you appreciate them being in your life.

As I mentioned, there is quite a bit of texture to this card – from the Tin Tile Embossing on the background layer, the use of Stitched Rectangle Dies and the mix of stamped and just plain die cuts – I love the combination.

I love the muted colors – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and a pop of Pool Party.    The natural linen thread finishes it off.

If you don’t already have this stamp set and coordinating dies, shop my on-line store today to get yours!  The dies are while supplies last – so don’t miss out!

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A Little Watercoloring

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring the Varied Vases stamp set.  I had some Watercolor Paper sitting out and decided to play with the Pigment Sprinkles – these are similar to the Brushos we used to carry but are now in Stampin’ Up! Colors!

Watercoloring, Varied Vases, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Birthday, Pigment Sprinkles, #2019AnnualCatalog

To achieve the look of the varied colors, I used the Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo sprinkles then spritzed with water. Once the paper dried, I die cut it with various dies and punches for my branches.

The card also features the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, retired Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon and the Varied Vases Stamp Set.

My color palette is Gray Granite, Calypso Coral and Whisper White.  This is a fun technique – if you like to play with the sprinkles.  No two pieces of Watercolor Paper turn out the same even when using the same colors of Pigment Sprinkles.

I hope you’ll give it a try!

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A Daisy For You

or maybe two!  This past week in my Tuesday with Teresa segment on Facebook, I shared how to make these two fun Daisy cards.

Friend, Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog, Fun Fold

First up is this fun front using Mint Macaron as my card base.  The Birch stamp gives a fun backdrop for my daisy and is stamped in Crumb Cake ink.  The Daisy is stamped on Whisper White scrap and die cut with the Stitched Square.  A second daisy is stamped on another scrap and punched with the Large Daisy punch.  The bee is from the Honey Bee bundle found in the Occasion catalog.  A little Wink of Stella on the flower center and the bee finish it off.

The second card is a design I came across by demonstrator Wendy Cranford.  This is called the Triple Flap Fold:

Birthday, Daisy Lane, Fun Fold, #2019AnnualCatalog, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I like different folds and openings and this definitely fit the bill.  The colors for this card are Early Espresso, Night of Navy and Soft Sea Foam.

I’ve created this PDF for the dimensions for both cards.

Here is the video where I make both:

All supplies are available in my on-line store.

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