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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beautiful You, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

I really like this "Beautiful You" stamp set. I have not played with it enough.  I found this fun card on Pinterest.  You can see it here.  I changed a few things on it but for the most part it's the same layout and image. 

I used Bermuda Bay for my color. I used a folded half-sheet for the base of the card.  I actually made two cards because of the top piece.  I ran a 1/4 sheet of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot using the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder. I cut it 4" x 5-1/4" and then I cut it in half.  I figured as long as I had two pieces I might as well make two cards. It's an easy enough card to make too.

I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the lady from the "Beautiful You" set on it.  I colored in the skin with a Pink Pirouette marker.  I colored the hat using the Bermuda Bay marker.  And I made dots on the dress with the marker.  And that piece was done.

Next I cut a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Piece of Basic Black ink and layered the stamped image.

To assemble, I first tied some Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon around the embossed piece.  I taped that piece in place on the upper part of the card.  Then I added Dimensionals to the stamped image and set it in place over the ribbon and to the left.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and were stamped using Basic Black ink.  And that was it.  Super easy and quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Timeless Textures, Rose Wonder, Wedding Card, Rubber Band Technique

No, you are not seeing things.  This is pretty similar to the card I posted last week.  You can see that card here.  I really liked that card, plus I said I thought it would make a great wedding card.  For the background on this one I thought I would try the "Rubber Band" Technique and use it for the technique swap tonight.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the new Powder Pink.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.

For the background on the Whisper White piece, I used the "Rubber Band" technique.  You take rubber bands and twist them around a clear acrylic stamping block.  Make sure there's some twists in the band your you will just get a wide flat line. Don't let the bands cross over each other or you will only get images of the ones on top. For mine I had 4 rubber bands wrapped around the block, for a total of 8 twisted lines. I stamped the Poweder Pink color first and then I stamped the Crumb Cake color.  After I did that, I added the Pear Pizzazz leafy looking images and then the coffee ring type image using Crumb Cake ink that was stamped off once.

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set and were stamped using Soft Suede ink.  I die cut the butterfly and covered it with "Wink of Stella" and then I added the pearls. I added Dimensionals and set it in place. Click the above link for the measurements for the word piece.  That piece was also set in place using Dimensionals.

The butterflies orientation is different than the first card I made, plus I only used 3 pearls down the back of the butterfly.  

The background technique was fun and I do like how it turned out on my card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 14, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Sympathy Card, Delightful Daisy

Here's a super quick card!  Seriously, SUPER quick. 

The base of my card us a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Wisteria Wonder.  The top layer is 3-3/4" x 5".  

The decorative paper is from the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) pack.  I cut that piece 1-3/4" x 3-3/4".  I set the DSP down on the card stock to see where I wanted the placement of the score lines.  Once I got the score lines where I wanted them I taped the DSP in place.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Flourishing Phrases" set using Wisteria Wonder ink.  And I taped all the layers together.

See, it's SUPER quick and easy!!! Plus it's pretty! LOL


Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Background Bits, Colorful Season, Thinking of You, Masculine Card

I'm still trying to work with these leaves to make a card I like.  This one is okay but I did find it very difficult to make the stems line up.  I got the one on the right but the other two are off.  But it's okay, it's handmade after all, right?  I use that excuse a lot when I can't line things up right!!! LOL

This was a very easy and fun card to make.  I started out with a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  The Whisper White piece that I stamped on measured 3-3/4" x 5".

I stamped the background strip using the lacy looking image in the "Background Bits" set.  I stamped them using Sahara Sand.

Next I stamped the solid leaves from the "Colorful Season" set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the outlines of the leaves using Always Artichoke. The words are from the same set and were stamped using Always Artichoke ink.  And that was it.  Nothing fancy.  I think it would make a great masculine card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lovely as Tree, Tree Rings, Masculine Card, Stamp a Stack

Here is a VERY fun card I made at Terri's Stamp-a-Stack on Thursday night.  What a fun time that was.  Stamping with some great gals, lots of fun cards to make all rolled up in an evening out away from home and dishes!!! LOL

This card was made using a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  Next we inked up the "Tree Rings" background image and stamped it on the card stock.  I prefer to fold my card stock first, some people fold it when they are done stamping.  Whatever works best for you.  

The strip was cut 1" x 5-1/2".  It was taped in place. On top of that is a 4" piece of burlap ribbon.  

The tree was stamped on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock using the "Lovely as a Tree" set.  It was punched out using the 1-3/4" circle punch.  The layer behind it was made using the new "Starburst" punch.  The layers were taped together and then set in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

Super fun and easy to make.  It's a wonderful masculine card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 11, 2017

Rose Wonder, Whole Lot of Lovely, Flourish Thinlits, Birthday Card, Camera Lens Technique

This card was fun to make.  A different technique too!  It's called "Camera Lens" or "Telescope" technique.  Though I would tend to lean more towards the "Camera Lens" wording because a telescope gets smaller as it goes outward.  Anyway, it was fun to do.  

I found 3 circles that worked well together.  Mine measured 1-1/2", 2-1/8" and 2-5/8".  I did make a template for each so I could get them centered better.  And once I got them all punched out, I set them in place and took them to the cutter to make the whole stack measure 4" x 5-1/4".  

I textured the top one with the new "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.  I also added Wink of Stella around each circle.

The focal part of the card is a flower from the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I set that in place using Dimensionals.  The DSP wasn't very big, it doesn't need to be.  Next I added Dimensionals to the center circle and set that in place.  I also did that with the large circle.  Once they were stacked on top of each other with Dimensionals, I noticed that some of the edges weren't even. I just took it to the cutter and trimmed it up.  I set that stack in place on a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  I used a stitched oval die to cut them out. I used a scalloped oval for the layer and taped the words on top. I set it on the front of the card and it got lost, so I had to cut a Whisper White oval and I was happy with how that turned out.  I set that in place using Dimensionals. 

For the embellishments around the circles, I used the "Flourish" Thinlits to make them.  I die cut them using Whisper White card stock and I set them in place with small glue dots.  I just sort of tucked them in place and pressed down where the glue dots were placed.  One on each end tip and one on a spot that would be touching the front of the card.  And that was it.  It's a cool technique and I know I did not do it justice with this card.  I want to give it another try sometime.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Big on Birthdays, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card

This was a quick and fun card to make. Though I still think that "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) is too busy to be used in large areas.  I was trying to make it work but I think I'll stick to using it on smaller panels as an accent.

Anyway, I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP for the background on the folded 1/2-sheet of Pool Party card stock.  

I stamped the words using Basic Black ink.  I colored in the flower using Pool Party, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight markers.  I cut the word piece to measure 4-1/8" x 2-1/2".  I added a layer of Old Olive card stock to the back that measured 4-1/4" x 2-5/8".  I added three pieces of the burlap ribbon to the right side.  I just used a line of snail tap on the back and stuck the ribbon to it.  I also used Scotch tape and taped over the ribbons to make sure they wouldn't fall off.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch I added a very light blue "Glitter Enamel Dot" to the upper right corner of the word panel.  And that was it.

edited on 8-12-17: I changed the size of the Old Olive piece from 2-3/8" to 2-5/8". Sorry about that. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Timeless Textures, Rose Wonder, Butterfly Framelit, Birthday Card

I found a fun card on Pinterest and I wanted to copy it. Apparently it was an older post, it used the white clay that was sold a few years back, along with the rose mold.  It also had a fern image that is no longer available. SO I updated and remade the card using what was current.  Making do with what I have!  Sometimes you just HAVE to!!

I took a photo of the layer before I taped every thing onto it so you could see where I placed things.  I started out with some Crumb Cake ink and I stamped the square grid image twice in the bottom left corner.  Then I took the dotted image and stamped part of it twice on the center right side.

Next I took the Pear Pizzazz ink and the lacy leafy looking image from the "Timeless Texture" set and stamped 3 leaves.  
I took the coffee ring image and stamped it several times on top, I did stamp off before stamping directly onto the card stock. I also stamped a couple of rings on the bottom right.  I stamped one on the center left and I did not stamp off, I wanted this to show through the paper doily.  And lastly I used the dotted image to stamp some splats around the outer edges of the card, I did not stamp off on those.

I die cut my butterfly using Powder Pink card stock.  The layer behind the Whisper White piece is Powder Pink as well.

The base of this card is Crumb Cake, it's a folded half-sheet.

I added the half doily.  Then I taped the Powder Pink layer to the Crumb Cake base.  On top of that I taped the Whisper White piece.  The words piece was cut 3" x 1-1/4" and the Powder Pink layer was cut 1-3/8" x 3-1/8".  The words were stamped using Soft Suede ink. I wanted something darker than Crumb Cake.  I taped those layers together and I added Dimensionals on the back and set it in place.

I set the butterfly in place with two pieces of Dimensionals on the upper part of the body.  I added a little snail tape to the end of the body that would be touching the word layer.  I added 5 pearls down the center.  Then I thought it could use something else so I added Wink of Stella to the entire butterfly.  I recommend you do this before you attach it.  And that was it.  

I did have trouble deciding if this was going to be a birthday or wedding card. I may make another one as a wedding card.  It was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda



Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Touches of Texture, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

I bought this huge package of in colors Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and I thought I should use some of it.  I can't tell you how many retired packages of this stuff I have.  I need to use it more.  I can't believe it's not used up, after all, I do have 2 years to use it until the color retires.  I know, right???

So today I got out the package of paper and created this interesting card.  I like the DSP but I'm not so fond of the flower I chose.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Berry Burst card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was embossed using the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.

I added a layer of Berry Burst card stock cut 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" and the Berry Burst DSP cut 2" x 4".

I used the new "Decorative Ribbon Border" punch to make the edge on the flower piece.  The Berry Burst layer was cut 3" x 2-1/4".  I cut the Whisper White piece 2-3/4" x 2".  I stamped the image using Basic Black ink.  I colored the flower in using the Berry Burst ink pad and a blender pen. I taped the edge of the punched piece to the bottom.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them using Berry Burst ink. I used the oval die to cut them out. I used the scalloped oval die and Berry Burst card stock for the layer. 

I set the flower layer and words layer in place using Dimensionals. I did not use a Dimensional on the right side of the word oval. If you do, it won't lay even.  And that was it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, August 07, 2017

Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers, Masculine Card

I have not played much with the "Colorful Season" set, mostly because I wanted it because of the snowflakes.  I am not ready to play with snowflakes yet.  I'm waiting to see if there is a large "Merry Christmas" in the fall occasions catalog coming out next month.  I hope so because I have our Christmas card figured out in my head if that's the case!!!  I was going to keep my fingers crossed but it's hard to make cards and type with crossed fingers!! LOL

Anyway, let's get on to today's card.  I do love these leaves, though I do know summer is still going on hot and heavy (heavy and thick air some days).  I thought about doing green leaves but then the cut wood didn't seem to go well with it. Not so much with the color but with the notion. Cut wood usually means fall and dead leaves.  Those leaves are usually a myriad of colors, I picked three!  I used Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, and Crushed Curry.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie with a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Very Vanilla on top.  The wood pile piece is cut from the "Wood Texture" Designer Series Paper (DSP), it measures 1-1/4" x 4-1/2".  The layer behind it is cut 1-3/8" x 4-5/8" from a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie.

I stamped the leaves using Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, and Pumpkin Pie ink.  I die cut the leaves using the "Seasonal Layers" dies and I set them in place with a tiny piece of Dimensional on the large spot just above the stem.  It was just enough to raise it and hold it in place.  I lined up the leaves with the stamped image.  That was it. I didn't add any words. I'm not sure what occasion I wanted to use this card for.  I'll add that when I need the card.  It's a wonderful masculine card!  Great for Father's Day, masculine get well, masculine sympathy, masculine birthday or thinking of you!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Better Together, Birthday Card

A little bit better on the "not so busy" decorative paper background.  Not like yesterday's post!! Though this one does draw my eyes to the left of the card instead of being centered or moving around, but at least it's more pleasing to the eye.

It was super simple to make too. I SO love that "Happy Birthday" from the "Better Together" set. You've probably guessed that already by how many times I've used it!! I like it because it's large enough for a bigger circle and yet small enough that it doesn't take up the whole card front.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of the new Tranquil Tide card stock.  The green stripe background is from the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  The square panel is from the "Whole Lot of Lovely" DSP and is cut 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".  The Tranquil Tide layer is cut 2-3/8" x 2-3/8".   I used some of the orange printed scrap from the "Delightful Daisy" DSP, it was a 1/2" strip.  I set it in the "Banner Triple" punch, I centered it and punched three pieces for the side of that layer.  I taped those in place before I set those layers in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words using the Tranquil Tide ink. I die cut them using the stitched circle Framelits. I used the scalloped circle framelet for the layer.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  I added three Glitter Enamel Dots to the circle and that was it.  Very simple and quick!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Happy Together, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card


Today's card looks a little "busy" to me.  I do love that flowered paper from the "Whole lot of Lovely" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  I just don't think it should be used on the whole background.  And then I add stripes on top of it all.  What was I thinking???  I was sober when I made this card!!! LOL

Anyway, I will share how I made this and you can change what you need so yours won't look so busy.

I started out with a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock. My card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP.  I taped it directly onto the card base.

Next I cut a the striped piece, which is the opposite side of the flowered DSP, you think they would blend together better.  I cut that piece 1-7/8" x 2-3/4".  I cut the layer of Pool Party card stock behind it at 2" x 2-7/8".  I taped it on top of the DSP background layer.

The circle was cut using the scalloped circle die and Pool Party card stock.  I stamped the words from the "Happy Together" set using Basic Black ink and die cut it with the Stitched Circle die.  I set the words in the die up high so I could add something under them.  Here it ended up being a Pool Party shimmery bow.  I set the circles in place using Dimensionals.

I added some yellow "Glitter Enamel Dots" to the card and it was done. I really thought the striped layer and the circle would tone down that busy background, but it didn't.  It's all very colorful!!! LOL

It is an easy layout to play with and I may try it again using some other papers, something not so busy.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, August 04, 2017

Better Together, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card,

Here's a very simple and yet elegant birthday card to make. Though you could make into a card for other occasions.

For my card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of embossed Whisper White. I had used the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder to create that pretty background.  I taped it in place on top of the card base.

I used a scrap piece of the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The piece here measures 4-1/2" x 1-3/4".  I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to 4-5/8" x 1-7/8". I taped the two layers together and taped them to the embossed layer.  

I added the paper doily.  I only taped it in the center and on the more solid edge scallops. 

I tied the Pool Party "Shimmer Ribbon" around the panel and tied a bow.  I added a glue dot under the bow to help hold it in place.  I had trouble getting my ribbon tight enough and then I had trouble with it being too tight.  So I left it loose and cut it in the back. I then taped the ends down.  No one is going to ever see that.

The words are from the "Better Together" set.  I stamped them using Pool Party ink.  I cut the piece of Whisper White card stock 2" x 2-1/2".  I cut the layer 2-1/8" x 2-5/8".  I added 3 of the "Glitter Enamel Dots".  I picked the lightest blue ones so it would blend in with the Pool Party color.  I set the word panel in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It was a great way to use up those scrap pieces of DSP and I found it nice not to try to cut a doily in half.  I usually do it by hand and never get it straight, though I don't need to get it straight if it that edge is going to be under a piece of DSP or card stock.

This was a fun card to make. I LOVE this layout and I can see myself making more in the future.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Wild about Flowers, Beautiful Boutique, Delightful Daisy, Friendship Card

I'm not too sure about this card.  When I finished it, it looked like to me that I was trying to mix leaves and celery!!!  The top stamped flower from the "Wile about Flowers" set stem part reminds me of celery.  Or maybe even carrot tops. Anyway, the reason I used it was because I thought the flowers that went with the set would work with the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

To make this card I took a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock, cut it on the 8-1/2" side.  This card folds on the top and opens on the bottom.

At the bottom of the card, the "Delightful Daisy" DSP  piece measures 4-1/4" x 2".  I set it in place so I could see where to stamp the stem image.  I did not tape it down until I was done stamping the flowers.  The stem was stamped using Old Olive ink.  The flowers were stamped using Calypso Coral ink.  I had stamped them on the card front but after I assembled the card, I thought it looked too flat so I stamped two more flowers and cut them out. I set them in place with Dimensionals.  

I had taped the DSP and then added a 1/4" strip of Wisteria Wonder over the top edge of the DSP.  

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and stamped using Wisteria Wonder.  

The flowers were fussy cut out and set in place with Dimensionals.

It's a pretty simple card to make though I think it leaves room for improvement.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda