This card was what I call an “unintentional” card! I really was just playing with the Birds & More dies to see what they look like. I then did the next thing I do in the design process and choose colors. I saw a Crumb Cake piece that was already run through with the Subtle 3-D folder and then a Soft Suede piece. I will be honest, this set was hard (at first) to come up with a design. I literally placed all the pieces onto my craft space, and they landed like this! Then, the wheels just started turning!!!
I grabbed the stamp set and some Soft Suede ink and started stamping the birds. It took a few tries to get the right balance of color. I stamped the detailed image with the Soft Suede ink and then stamped off Crumb Cake ink for the body fill stamp. (stamping in this order was easier to line up the 2 step stamping) I cut them out with the dies, and then started stamping the background so it fit inside the detailed circle.
I then stamped off Rococo Rose flowers and cut them out. I did distress the edges of the flowers with a sponge and Rococo Rose ink. Next, I grabbed some Vellum Card Stock and cut out 2 of the vine borders. I chose where to ink the feet of the birds and then adhered them with dimensionals. I finished off the card with gold twin from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack, some pearls, and the sentiment.
Stay tuned for more creations from my open house that kicked off the New 2020-21 Annual Catalog! It was so nice to see my customers again! I had them schedule their time so I had no more than 2 at a time. I was able to visit and not feel rushed too! Plus, I was able to clean the Make n Take items between guests! It was a success and I think I will keep the scheduled times going forward!
So I have to share this silly picture of one of my two cats, Jasper! I was prepping to take pictures of cards with my photo box. And he had other plans!
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We booked our annual Mother’s Day Retreat back in January not knowing that the virus would be such a strain on everything. Our state allowed our retreat to re-open on May 1st and we were delighted to be the first to stay there since the lock down. I had not really had my hopes up that we would be able to go, to this was a very welcome break!
I love my child and I have always respected what teachers do and what they have to deal with (parents/students), but this e-learning has taught me that being a school teacher was never in the cards for me! (five days left, five days left).
I made this card for our monthly (now virtual) stamp club. I wanted it to be a little easier than the cards we do in person. I type up a PDF and a video of the technique so they can follow along on how to recreate the technique. It’s worked well this past two months. I wanted some summery fun colors, so I chose Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green for my colors. I then ran a piece of Whisper White through the die cutting machine with the Lace dies.
Next, I used the Medium Daisy and Daisy punches to make the flowers pop! The larger daisies are cut out with one Whisper White and on Vellum Card. The smaller ones are punched out with Whisper White. To give the Granny Apple Green some texture, I ran it through the die cutting machine with the Subtle 3-D folder. A quick sentiment and a Gold Faceted gem finishes of this cheerful card!
Oh, I am sooooo excited for the NEW catalog to go live on June 3rd! Look at this adorable Jar of Flowers stamp set! I am a sucker for Mason jars and farmhouse style-so when I saw this on the pre-order, it was in my basket! Did you notice the cute Mason Jar Shaker Domes??? There is double sided tape on both sides so there is no extra adhesive needed to make the shaker cards! There is a coordinating Jar punch to make these a snap to make too!
Tip, be sure that you allow enough room to get your flowers stamped and the where the punch can reach the jar. They also have Flowers for Every Season Gems, so I put a dozen or so in the jar! There are reversible stamps in this one too! I made the water line with the opposite side of the detailed water stamp!
I have really enjoyed using my Stampin’ Blends lately. For this card I used the Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, and Mossy Meadow combo packs. I added some Wink of Stella (I know, shocking!) to the flowers and finished off the jar with the 3/16″ Braided Trim. I wanted a clean look, so I used the Subtle 3D Folder and Stitched so Sweetly dies for the rest of the card!
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It is Spring Break here in Texas! And it is raining today….sigh. But that is okay!!!! This card shows the fun beach and summer fun that is unfolding! Fun in the sun is so close and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful colors that are starting to poke out!
I have really enjoyed using the Timeless Tropical bundle for my creations! To create the soft and subtle look to the flowers, I used the Rock n Roll technique. It is a great technique for beginners and is still a favorite among the advanced stamper! For the large hibiscus flower, I first stamped with So Saffron and then lightly rolled just the edges with Calypso Coral. The smaller flowers is stamped first in Mango Medley and the edges are rolled with Pumpkin Pie.
To create a ratan feeling to the background, I ran a piece of Crumb Cake through the die cutting machine with the Coastal Weave 3-D embossing folder. Then, I used a sponge with Crumb Cake ink to create more texture and depth to the embossed surface. Next, I popped up a pattern of birds of paradise from the Tropical Oasis DSP using dimensionals. (this is a gorgeous pack of double sided paper that can be used for all paper projects and scrapbook pages!!) The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of Mango Medley after I created a banner on the edge.
The Champagne Basic Jewels and Wink of Stella clear finish this creation with some sparkle! (to create the champagne color you can also use the Mango Medley Blends on your Basic Jewels)
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