The Delicate Dahlia photopolymer stamp set is an absolute treasure! It is a one of the items you can earn for FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalog! (now through 9/30/21 with a qualifying purchase) I wanted to make a sweet and simple card using this set to show how to create beautiful cards with few items!
I started with one of my favorite color pallets! Smoky Slate has been a favorite neutral background for me for years! And my favorite color is lavender- so Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather fit the bill!
I chose to use a tone on tone (same ink color on the same cardstock color) for the Smoky Slate background and stamped the lined images from the stamp set. The focal point pieces will cover any overlapping stamped images in the center. Once the background was stamped, I took a piece 4 1/4″x 3″ of Basic White and stamped the lined image with Gorgeous Grape first. I find that the lined image in a dark color is easier to line up with the “fill” stamp. Next, I adhered the mat piece of Highland Heather to the Basic White piece. Then I placed Dimensionals on the back to pop it up on the card base for more depth.
I wanted to keep the dahlia the focal point, so I used a small die from the Tasteful Labels dies and a bow made from Linen thread. Wink of Stella clear was the final step to finish this card.
This is a great card to make multiples of so you can have some on hand! Be sure to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration sale!
Who is ready for fall?? I am ready for the cooler weather, sweaters, hot beverages, and all the colored leaves painted by nature!
I had to have the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle the moment I saw it in the Holiday Mini Catalog! I did have a hard time getting my mojo going-so I went to look at cards I have made in the past. Here is the card I made a while ago using Faux Metal that to inspired making this one! I looked at the elements that I wanted to bring to life in my current card. I used the banner and the leaves bunched up to re-create the layout. I love to CASE cards that I see around and sometimes my own! It always gets me back to creating seamlessly!
Another tip to help with color coordination is to use the DSP (Designer Series Paper) that you are wanting to use-turn it over and they list all the colors for you. In this case, I used the Misty Moonlight and Basic White piece of the paper. I wanted to use more true fall colors, so I chose Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Bumblebee for my colors.
I stamped the various leaf images by stamping off on scratch paper first, then the color on color cardstock. This created a softer look. (Color on Color is the same ink color on the matching cardstock color) Then it was off to the Stamp, Cut, and Die Machine (SCEM). I cut out the stamped leaves, some of the more intricate leaves, the branch, and one leaf I used the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper for that bling!
I used the Bark 3D Embossing Folder to add more texture for the background plus a double bow I made using Linen Thread. I tied in the Blue using Night of Navy for the sentiment!
I just love the detail! I added the items to a list below that you can click on to go and order right from my website!
There is still time left to get a FREE bundle from the Holiday Catalog! It’s Sale a Bration through September 30th! Join today! Here is what you get!
• For just $99 you choose $125 of what YOU choose! Products can be from any current catalog, including bundles, and Clearance Rack items. I’m here to help you if you want suggestions on what is best to get first and what you can wait to get until later! • Free & FAST shipping! Your box will come right to your door in about a week. You pay ONLY the $99 plus tax in your state. • Start working on your wish list at a discount: save 20-25% or more on your favorite papers, tools, and stamp sets! Our company spoils us rotten with all kinds of special promotions, drawings, incentives and “just because” gifts. I spoil MY team on our private Facebook group and at our quarterly gatherings. (I Zoom in out of town people too) • Receive FREE catalogs straight from the company, and preview and purchase new products in advance. No one gets them faster! Twice a year there are Stampin’ Up! events that are always great to get new ideas, new friends, and new products! • Stay as long as you want–there’s no penalty to drop! If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty. But we think you’ll love our group!
I have to admit that the Holiday Catalog is always my favorite one of the catalogs! BUT I saw the Evergreen Elegance Bundle, I had to have it! It coordinates so well with the Tidings of Christmas suite! It’s funny that I am playing with this set after getting all the new Holiday sets in last week!.
I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class, so it needed to have simple elements that wowed! This card used 2 punches, a stamp set, some inks, and DSP! (Oh and ribbon)
The card base is an A2 card (5 1/2″x 8 1/2″) of Evening Evergreen. I used a sheet of the Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP for the background. Next, you will cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler to 3 1/4″x 5 1/2″ and a piece of Basic White 3″x 5 1/2″. The stamping was simple. I used all 3 sizes of the trees and stamped them full strength with Evening Evergreen, THEN I stamped again without inking! You can get more bang for your buck by not reinking your stamp! It gives you a nice lighter hue of your color! I used the Label Me Fancy punch for the Noel from the Tidings & Trimmings set. (I only used the Evening Evergreen ink for this card).
To add some shimmer and pop to the card, I punched some Gold Metallic Specialty paper out with the Evergreen Border! I glued that on top of the Gold Shimmer ribbon and that was it!
Did you know that Stampin’ Up! now has Sale-a-Bration TWO times a year?? The second one started August 3rd with the Holiday Catalog! Soooooo, that means you get FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog when you order the qualifying amount!
For just $99 plus tax….you will get to CHOOSE up to $125 in current product, business supplies (really just catalogs to share with your crafting friends), PLUS the FREE bundle! That is an amazing deal! Try it-there is no obligation or events unless you want to. Hobby demos are highly welcome! Then you can enjoy your personal 20% coupon off your purchases after that! Your first FULL quarter minimum will be due 12/31/21!!! What are you waiting for? We have a great team too!
I absolutely LOVE daisies! And when I create a project with daisies, I love to use this color combination! I mixed Misty Moonlight and Basic White with pops of yellows!
I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest by Juleen Henderson! I used the same layout that she posted. The colors and ribbon were switched around to make this card fit my fave color combo!
To create this card: Take a piece of Misty Moonlight (5 1/2″x8 1/2″) and fold in half. Use a Bone Folder to make your fold crisp and tidy! Next, place the open cardstock on the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the scallop die that comes in the Scallop Contours dies. (I placed it about 1/2 way to make the front of your card have a scallop and the Basic White inside showing). I used a piece of washi tape or a post it note to hold it in place while I run it through.
Stamp your 3 daises with Basic Gray ink and color the centers with a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write marker. Cut them out using the coordinating dies. All that is left is stamping and the embellishments. Stamp your inside Basic White piece with the sentiment of your choice and the splatter stamp towards the bottom of the card so you see it. Adhere that to the inside of the card. Next, stamp the leaves closed to where you will adhere your daisies and then the splatter to add a little visual interest.
I used the Bumblebee Gingham ribbon to tie around the top part of the card. I finished it off with some Basic Rhinestones! I love making cards that are a little different and that are easy to make several in one sitting.
Just a FEW more days until the Holiday Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration items go LIVE! Need a catalog?? Just ask! I can get a packet to you! Check back August 3rd for exciting pictures, tips, and a couple special announcements!