More Silhouette Fun

Hi!  I am back today with another card featuring the Silhouette Scenes bundle!

Silhouette Scenes, Sponging, Love, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

The background for this card was creating using a mask.  I tend to make my masks using the white cardboard that comes in the Designer Series Paper packs.  I cut the mask to the size of my card front  in this case 3 3/4″ x 5″.  I then die cut a hole using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (or any other shape you’d like).

The colors used for the background, starting at the bottom, are Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point and Night of Navy.  These are sponged onto the cardstock once the mask is in place.      I then sprinkled a few water drops  on the sponged area and dabbed with a paper towel.

The couple and sentiment are stamped with Jet Black StaZon.

The image panel measures 3 3/4″ x 5.  This is mounted on Basic Black cardstock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Pacific Point cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

If you’d like to see how this card was made, check out the video in this post.

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Touched by Kindness

Hi!  Today I have a card to share with you featuring the retiring Lovely is the Day and Lovely Leaves Coordinating Dies.

Lovely is the Day, Stampin' Up!, Kindness, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

This bundle is just stunning to work with.  I love the look of this card and that the die does not cut out completely but allows you to pop out the leaves and flowers for a more 3-D look.

I am sad that is retiring on June 2nd.  If you haven’t purchased this bundle yet, head to my On-Line store and get it today!  You won’t regret it!

This card uses two of the 2019-2021 In Colors – Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock.  The large flowers were colored with the Stampin’ Write markers, while the leaves and little flowers were colored with a Blender Pen and ink pad for a softer look and to add dimension to the flowers.

The sentiment, also from the set, is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.  The small strips of card stock – Gray Granite being the base and neutral, measure 1/4″ x 1″.  A rhinestone finishes the card.

You can watch this video to see how I did the card:

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Dream Big

Hi!  Today I have a fun card using the retiring Over the Moon stamp set.  I’m sad to see these adorable cows retire at the end of this month.

Over the Moon, Dream, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

Isn’t he cute?  Makes me smile.  This is a pretty easy card – the base is Real Red card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  There is a Basic Black mat behind the Whisper White stamped panel.  That measures 5 5/16″ x 4 1/16″.  The Whisper White panel measures 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.

The cow is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Basic Black light Blends, Smoky Slate Dark Blend and Real Red Dark Blend.  The Moon is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Daffodil Delight Dark Blends.  The lines around the outside are hand drawn using the Basic Black marker.

If you haven’t gotten this set yet, grab it soon!  It’ll be gone on June 3rd when the new catalog goes live.

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All Dressed Up

Hi!  Today I have a card for you using the gorgeous Best Dressed Designer Series Paper!

The prints in this paper make it so easy to pull together cards that are just stunning.  For this card, the paper is paired with the Peaceful Moments stamp set and the retiring Delicate Lace Dies and Stitched Labels Dies.  These die sets add the perfect touch to this card.

The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick.

For this second card,

the sentiment is from the Seriously the Best stamp set.

Both cards were made using 1 6×6″ piece of Designer Series Paper.  The first card uses a piece that is 2″ x 5 1/4″, while the second uses a piece that is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  This leaves a single strip measuring 3/4″ x 6″ that could be used on the inside of either card.

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Ornate Thanks

Hi!  Today I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  I had so much fun last month and decided to play along this month.

Our theme is once again Thanks.  With everything going on in the world today, it is extremely important that we show appreciation to those around us.

  Thanks, Oranate Garden, #2020AnnualCatalog, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #internationalbloghighlights

I first shared this style of fold back in August 2018.  I hadn’t used it since, and decided that this new suite (available now and debuting in the 2020 Annual Catalog) was perfect!

I love the Designer Series Paper and felt it made the perfect background for my card.   The flower is stamped with Early Espresso ink and colored with So Saffron and Old Olive markers.  The sentiment is stamped in Terracotta Tile ink.

The cardstock dimensions are:

  • Base:  Terracotta Tile – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Base Layers:
    • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – need 2 (one for the front and one for the back)
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – (for the back)
    • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
    • Early Espresso – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Pop-out: Early Espresso – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Pop-out Layers –
    • Terracotta Tile –  2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
    • Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 3″
  • Scraps for second part of sentiment and flowers

For the Base, score the 4 1/4″ x  11″ at 1/2″, 2″, 4″ and 5 1/2″

For the Pop-out, score the  2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ at 1/2″ and 2″ on the 5 1/2″ side

Here is the video (it is the second card) on how to put it all together.

If you enjoyed this card, I’d love your vote – just pop over here and click on the heart for my card to vote for it!

The Ornate Garden suite is now available for purchase.  Just shop my on-line store for your favorite ones.

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A Honey of a Thanks

 

Hi!  Today I am hopping with the March International Highlight Winners!  Thank you so much for voting for my card earlier this month which granted me the honor of participating in today’s Blog Hop!

Our theme is: Thanks!

Thanks, Honey Bee, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions, #InternationalBlogHop

I love the Honey Bee Suite in the Occasions Catalog and decided to use that for today’s Thanks card.   The Striped Designer Series Paper is from the Golden Honey DSP pack.  The hive is stamped in Crushed Curry ink.  The bees are stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with the Crushed Curry marker.  I used markers direct to stamp to color the flower – Old Olive for the leaves and Highland Heather for the flower.

The tag is made using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.  Daffodil Delight ribbon finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Make sure to hop on over to the rest of this month’s winners to see what they have created for you.

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Hello Poppies

Hi!  Today I am sharing the Poppy version of my Triple Cut card shared in February.

TriCut, DSP, Hello, Friend, Poppies, Painted Poppies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

I truly love this color combination and think it is very striking.    I also love the tri-cut background layer.  So fun and so easy to do!

For this series, I used Poppy Parade cardstock, Pool Party cardstock (embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder) and the Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper.   Each piece starts out 4″ x 5 1/2″.  Stack all three together and make 2 diagonal cuts any way you want.  Then mix and match the pieces to get three cards:

Hello, Friend, TriCuts, DSP, Poppies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

The stamped image is from the Painted Poppies Stamp set.  This is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender pen.  The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.

The image is die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

If you are looking for a quick layout, I hope you give this one a try!

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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 Special Balloon

Hi! I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it in November at OnStage.  It is just the cutest!

Someone Special, #2020Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Get Well

This sentiment is just perfect for a get well card – and with flu season upon us, a very cute pick-me-up for someone special.  I shared this card in this past week’s Facebook Live.  The raccoon is stamped with Early Espresso ink and a blender pen is used to color over the raccoon and spread the ink to fill it in.  This is a great technique that is quick and easy to do.

The balloon is 2-step stamping – I found it easier to stamp the solid part and then the outline for lining up the two images.  Of course, if I were to mass produce this card, I’d use my Stamparatus to make sure that the two images always align.

The image and sentiments are die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die also found in the Occasions Catalog.

I am happy to announce, that this set will have a coordinating die set starting Feb 4 with the Coordination Product Release!  I expect these will go quickly, so don’t delay in placing that order if you purchase the set.

I’ll be posting the 2nd card using this set in the next day or so.

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