simple cards

Simply Beautiful Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea Haven suite was the one page that really took my breath away! I love purple and all shades of purple. But, hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! It might be that I am jealous that I can’t grow them in Texas. Some people have a space around their house that can accommodate the cooler shade/temperatures. Not our house! It will scorch with the west facing sunset!

Thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Concept Artists, I can surround myself with these gorgeous flowers! This card was a nice and simple card that our club made for January. The bloom part was cut out using the Hydrangea Dies and I stamped the stem with Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I followed with Old Olive inked on the 2 step stem (the fill stamp). The Gorgeous Grape piece was run through the Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder to add some dimension and texture.

Up Close Hydrangea
Notice the detailed blossoms that you can pop up with your stylus!

The background was randomly stamped using Highland Heather with the small single bloom (it looks like a small butterfly too, bonus!) with color on color. The small tag is part of the Hydrangea Dies and there are several sentiments in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

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Thank you for stopping by! Until the next creation!

Laura

Product List
Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection
$88.50
Hydrangea Haven Photopolymer Stamp Set
$26.00
Hydrangea Dies
$32.00
Hydrangea Haven Bundle
$52.00
Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Technique Video

Watercolor Background Using Markers and Blocks

It’s been a crazy last few weeks of 2020 and it spilled a little into 2021. You know when you meet your out of pocket-you have to get your visits in with no money! I am ready to dive back into crafting!

So, have you had a chance to look at the the NEW 2021 Stampin’ Up! Mini catalog and Sale a Bration??? You are in for a treat! The Hydrangea Haven Suite is just gorgeous! And now Stampin’ Up! offers Blending Brushes-I can’t believe I haven’t tried them yet! (well, I have pet them since they are super super soft! It’s like an emotional support tool!) You really need to check both catalogs out to maximize your purchases! Who doesn’t like FREE!?

I made this card for any LOVE occasion plus it was our technique for this month card club. With the COVID cases rising, we all opted to do a virtual club. I wanted to use a technique that everyone could do from home. It even includes a video tutorial on how to make the card and there is a special guest appearance in the video!

This technique can be used with any water based markers and an acrylic block. Add a spritz of water here and there and you have an amazing background!

This is a rare occasion to not stamp on a card! I did run the Melon Mambo piece through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine) with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I then adhered that to the Thick Basic White card base. The Basic White heart is punched out using the Heart Punch Pack. The detailed heart is cut out using Silver Foil and the Many Hearts dies.

In the video, I show how to create the Poppy Parade fine speckles and the Wink of Stella accents. It is finished off with the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack and some Basic Jewels.

Now that you have watched the video, what are you going to create using this technique? You can visit my new Private FB page for live demos, product tips, card creations, silliness, and member only specials!

Many blessings! Laura

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Product List
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$7.50
Clear Block F
$17.00
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
$30.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.00
Wreath Builder Dies
$38.00
Many Hearts Dies
$36.00
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Birthday · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Simple Poppies

I needed a couple of quick cards the other day and I had just opened the new Peaceful Poppies DSP pack! The colorful patterns made it so easy to add a sentiment and some dimension-then done!

I made one for a dear friend of mine that I wanted to cheer up. The other if was for my sister in law’s birthday. It’s January 4th, and it sneaks up on me every year! Birthdays around the holidays are hard. I try so hard to separate their birthday from the holiday.

To create some dimension, I ran a piece of Basic Black through the die cutting machine and then added some Silver Thread tousled behind it. I then punched out a small sentiment and adhered it with dimensionals. The finishing touch was a little Wink of Stella on the main flowers.

I stamped the poppy flower with Poppy Parade color on color for the card base. I cut the from the same sheet of DSP, but a little smaller. I framed it with a Basic Black mat that was run through with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I finished it off with a sentiment and some Wink of Stella.

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I am off to a craft retreat this weekend! I will have PLENTY to share when I am back next week! Hugs,

Laura

Product List
Painted Poppies Bundle
$52.00
Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Painted Labels Dies
$35.00
Silver Metallic Thread
$3.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00