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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June 2019 Alternative Paper Pumpkin, Perennial Birthday, Birthday Card

I found this fun alternative Paper Pumpkin card here. I have never thought to open a note card and use the whole thing as a top layer.  Hmmm.  Now I'm going to have to go through some of my old Paper Pumpkin kits and see what note cards I didn't use and see if it will work!  I did change a couple of things on the card but it's pretty close.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake. I took the sea fern or coral image and stamped it around the outside of the card base using Versa Mark.  

Then I took the note card and stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Perennial Birthday" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  

I used glue to set the green branches in place. I glued them just a hair under the fold line.  Then I added the sea fern or coral piece.  Actually I glued two of them in place.  Then I added the star fish and the sand dollar. 

I tied the linen thread around the card twice and tied a bow.  The thread came with the kit. 

I set the note card piece in place on top of the Crumb Cake card base using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  What a fun way to use those little note cards.  Now I'm off to see what other kits I have that I didn't finish up because of it being note cards.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sailing Home, Here's a Card, Masculine Birthday Card

I just LOVE the looks of this card. So much so that I had to make one!  I found this card on Pinterest.  Here is the direct link to the blog it came from. There is a video there for you to follow.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

The instructions didn't say what size circle was used (unless I missed it) so I die cut a 2-3/8" circle for my template.  I cut my piece of card stock 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" so I could just line up all the edges for sponging.  I used Post-It tape to hole my mask in place.  I sponged in some Bermuda Bay ink. I didn't buy the new in colors so I just left it at Bermuda Bay.  And the sky was sponged in using Pacific Point because I didn't have the Blueberry Bushel ink.  I just couldn't justify buying the in colors anymore.  By the time I was done getting the card stock, ink, inkers and markers I had $80+ into it.  And then in two years I would be sitting on several of the colors because I didn't care much for them or have much of a use for them.  So after I realized how much I had left over a couple of years ago I decided I was done buying them.  I manage to work with what I have and I'm happy with that.

Okay, once the sky and the sea were sponged in, leaving the mask on, I splattered a little bit of water from my Aqua Painter pen.  I may have gotten more water on mine than the original card but who's going to know?  Well, you now know!!! LOL

The birds were stamped next. I used Night of Navy to stamp them.

Then I stamped the sail boat from the "Sailing Home" set.  I die cut the boat and colored it. I used the light Night of Navy Blends Pen for the boat.  Bermuda Bay light and dark for the water and Smoky Slate light for the sale.  I did color the mast in using the light Crumb Cake Blends but it isn't showing up very well.  I may use my marker.  I am not sure if the dark Blends would be too dark.  Mine is dried up for some reason so I ordered a new one.  That is why I used the light one.  

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink. 

I set the sail boat in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  I want to make more. I just LOVE what is in the circle!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 24, 2019

Butterfly Gala, Free as a Bird, Perennial Essence, Thank You Card

While looking on the net I ran across a fun card that I thought would be pretty using current items. You can see the original card here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake. My card was cut on the 8-1/2" side and scored on the long side at 5-1/2".  It opens from the bottom with the fold being on top.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue and taped it to the Crumb Cake card base.

I had a 1-3/4" x 5-1/8" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" pack.

I cut a 1-5/8" x 5-1/8" and a 7/8" x 5-1/8" pieces of Whisper White card stock for the front.  I stamped the words from the "Free as a Bird" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I cut two strips of gold foil paper measuring 5-1/8" x at least 1/2".  I taped the strips to the Whisper White pieces.  Then I taped the left side of the DSP to the left panel.  I taped that to the Balmy Blue piece.  Then I took the right side and added tape and lined up the edges and set it in place.  I love how the flower is almost centered. 

The butterflies are from the "Butterfly Gala" set. I was going to use the new "Butterfly Wishes" set but the butterflies in there are more textured.  So I stamped the two butterflies from the "Butterfly Gala" set using Versa Mark.  I embossed them using gold embossing powder.  I sponged on some Balmy Blue on the outside of the wings and I sponged on some Blushing Bride on the inside.  I also stamped the body part using Soft Suede ink.  I did that after I was all done embossing and sponging.  I set the butterflies in place using Dimensionals.  I did bend the wings up a bit before I added the Dimensionals. 

I REALLY like how this card looks.  It's SO soft and pretty looking. I LOVE this layout and I think I may dig out some retired DSP and use it to make more cards like this.  I have way too much retired papers.  But using a 1-5/8" wide piece would take a long time to use up my DSP!!! LOL  But at least I would be using up some of it, right?

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I took out the new "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I purchased the bundle so I have the die cuts too.  I usually don't buy one without the other. I'm too spoiled now by the dies and I hate fussy cutting anymore.  But I will do it if I absolutely have to!

I found today's card here.  I thought it was so pretty and fun. I LOVED the idea of using the "Buffalo Plaid".  When I get new stamps, I tend to forget about the old ones.  Perhaps that is why the old ones retire too quickly.

Today's card was fun and easy to make.  I stamped the flowers using black Memento ink.  I colored them in using the Blends pens, Petal Pink (light and dark), Flirty Flamingo (light), Old Olive (light and dark), Mango Melody (light),  Soft Suede (dark) and Pear Pizzazz marker.  I colored the center of the flowers sing the Mango Melody.  Then I colored the entire flower (petals) using the light Petal Pink. I came back in with some dark Petal Pink and then I added a little Flirty Flamingo to give the card a little more highlights.  I colored the leaves using light Old Olive.  Then I came back in with the dark Old Olive.  I also used the Pear Pizzazz marker to add another shade of green.  I colored over the petals with Wink of Stella because I wanted a little sparkle to my card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut it on the 8-1/2" side. This card opens at the bottom (the fold is at the top).  The Buffalo Plaid piece measures 4" x 5-1/4".  I tore off the bottom left corner and sponged the edges.  I taped the piece in place on top of the card base.  

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using Crumb Cake ink.

I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  And then I added the gold pearls.  I didn't add the linen bow. I'm not sure if it's linen, but I didn't add it. I didn't think it needed it.  The flower is the focal point and I love how it all pulls together and makes a sweet card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Here's a Card, Perennial Essence, Birthday Card

I found this card on Split Coast Stampers and just LOVED it.  I thought I liked yesterday's card a LOT but today's topped it!

This is a very easy card to make.  I had fun making it and the excited about it from start to finish.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Petal Pink card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  It was taped on after the words were added.

I cut a 5" x 1-3/4" piece of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 12" x 12" paper pack. I taped it onto a 5-1/8" x 1-7/8" piece of Petal Pink card stock.  I taped the strips to the Whisper White piece.  This allows me to see how much room I have for words.

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set.  I laugh every time I see the name of that stamp set.  It's like giving a card to someone and saying "Here's a Card!"  LOL  Now I can tape the Whisper White piece to the card front. Oh, I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.

I took some card stock vellum and punched out small daisy and then I punched out another one but I had colored the vellum with the dark Petal Pink Blends Pen.  Next I punched out two large daisy images and then two more that I had colored with Petal Pink Blends Pen.  There's four large daisy sets for the bottom and two for the top.

I cut a 1" x 4-1/4" strip piece of Petal Pink card stock and used the "Triple Banner" punch. I taped that strip on the card front.  I put the daisy together using glue dots.  I alternated the colors.  I curled the ends using my bone folder and used glue dots to set it in place.  I added a faceted gem to the center of the daisy.

I colored some more vellum using the dark Old Olive Blends pen.  I punched them out using the leaf punch. I set them in place using glue dots. 

I colored some rhinestones using the Old Olive Blends pen and let them dry a bit. I set them in place on the card and that was it.

Isn't it pretty?  I just LOVE it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, June 21, 2019

Here's a Card, Detailed Bands, Magnolia Memory, Birthday Card

Don't you just LOVE the looks of this card?  I saw it on the internet and I knew I just had to make it.  You can see the original card here. I did change it a little bit.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" package. I may have to order more.  The backside of the green paper is a super image with lots of flowers on it.  

I cut a 1-3/4" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock and textured it with the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder. The original card used the basket weave embossing folder. I don't have that one and I thought the "Eyelet Lace" one would look just as sweet. And I like the look.

I taped that in place on top of the DSP.  

Next I punched out six daisy pieces using Whisper White card stock and the new "Medium Daisy" punch.  It's such a sweet punch.  I can't wait to play with it again and use the large punch along with it.  I LOVE those fuzzy flower centers.  They are called "Perennial Essence Floral Centers".  I may have to order more of those.  You get 18 and I used 3 on this card.  I can see myself burning through them pretty fast!  I taped two punched flowers together using a glue dot.  I took my bone folder and curled the petals. I set the flowers in place using a glue dot.  

I die cut some leaves from the "Magnolia Memory" dies and glued them in place under the flowers.

I die cut the word piece using the "Detailed Bands" dies.  I cut one using Mossy Meadow card stock. Then I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink.  I lined the words up on the die and ran it through my Big Shot.  I saved the Mossy Meadow center piece and taped it to the Whisper White word piece.  Then I added glue dots to the back of the swirly frame piece and the word piece.  Make sure you put the word piece in the swirly frame piece to make sure it's going the right direction.  This piece is not symmetrical.  And no, I did not learn this the hard way. I wanted to see if the piece would fit back in the space tightly and I noticed it was not the same on each end.  It looks like it is, but it's not.  After making sure, I set the swirly frame piece on first and then the word piece.  I added some rhinestones and the card was done.  It pretty much looks like the original but I used a different embossing folder and different words.  

This was a fun card to make and I REALLY like how it looks.  I'm not sure I will ever give it away!!! LOL

I LOVE the "Detailed Bands" dies. I am thinking of using some of the pretty floral paper from the "Perennial Essence" DSP and some white glitter paper and make a wedding card.  I'll put that on the back burner!!! 

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Magnolia Lane, Thinking of You Card

I am still playing with the "Good Morning Magnolia" stamp set and dies. I bought the bundle.  You save 10% when you do that. Every little bit helps!

Today's card is a very simple one.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  My card opens at the bottom

I cut a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack.  You could make a dozen of these cards using a 2" strip! I made two.  I taped that strip to the bottom part of the card base. I did leave a border around the DSP.  Click on the photo and you can see where the DSP was placed.

I die cut the Whisper White piece using the "Stitched Nested Labels" dies.  I used the third largest die for this card.  I set my die cut piece in my Stamparatus and I lined up the "Thinking of You" words from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I stamped them to the right so I would have space for the flower.

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and I stamped the small magnolia image using black Memento ink. I die cut the piece out.  And at the same time, I die cut two leaves using a scrap piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  

I colored the flower in using the Petal Pink Blends pens.  Both light and dark.  I colored the whole flower light first and then I came back in with the dark Blends pen.  I used the flower image on the DSP as a reference for coloring.  It almost looks like I cut it out of DSP.  The images on the DSP are outlined in Mossy Meadow, not black.  I could have stamped the flower using Mossy Meadow ink but I used black Memento instead.  I wasn't sure how much the Mossy Meadow would smear with the Blends Pens.  I colored the leaves in using the Mossy Meadow Blends pens.  And the flower stem was colored in using the dark Soft Suede Blends Pen.  I colored over the flower petals only using the Wink of Stella pen.

I set the Whisper White label piece in place using Dimensionals.  Then I added the flower using Dimensionals.  I glued the leaves in under the flower.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

I thought it was a fun card to make. It was easy and quick too.  And not to mention pretty!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Magnolia Lane, Good Morning Magnolia, Magnolia Memories, Thinking of You Card, 2019-2020 Stampin" Up! Catalog

Today's card was a fun one.  This is actually a technique but I changed it.  You can see the original card here.  The instructions are there if you want to make this card the way it was designed to be made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.

On top of the card base I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.

I cut two pieces of the Designer Series Paper  (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut those pieces 4" x 2".  I cut a 4" x 2" piece of scrap copier paper. I folded it in half on the long side.  I took the right corner and brought it down to the bottom of the center fold.  It forms a triangle.  I also did this on the left side.  I turned the DSP over and traced the folded triangle onto it.  I went to my paper cutter and cut along the lines.  I taped the two pieces in place on top of the Whisper White piece.

I used the new "Stitched Nested Labels" dies for the center layers.  I die cut one using Basic Black card stock. A smaller one of Blushing Bride card stock and the smallest one using Whisper White.  In the package of dies, it was the 3rd, 4th and 5th largest dies.  

I set the Whisper White piece in my Stamparatus and stamped the words from the "Good Morning Magnolia" stamp set.  I used black Memento ink. I stamped them closer to the right side so I had room to add the flower.

In the "Magnolia Memories" die set, I used the two flower ones. I cut two of each using Whisper White card stock.  I also die cut the centers using the dies in the set with Daffodil Delight and Basic Black card stock. I cut two of each.  I sponged some Blushing Bride ink on the tips of the flower petals and on the tips of the Daffodil Delight pieces.  Then I glued them all together.  I set them in place using a Dimensional. 

I die cut two leaves from the same die set. They were cut using Mossy Meadow card stock. I glued them in place under the flower. 

And the final touch was a Faceted Gem in the center of the flower.

I like the technique in the original card but it's not easy to add money, check or gift card to it without it showing.  I like the layout and I just went with that and I like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Back on Your Feet, Get Well Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up Catalog

I played with the "Back on Your Feet" set again but this time I used the cute giraffe image.  There's one more image in the set and I plan on playing with that in a day or two.  That way I can say I actually used all the images in a stamp set.  That doesn't happen very often. I have, on occasion, purchased a stamp set because of only one image in it.  But now I try to be more frugal.  I liked all the images in this set, but especially the turtle!  That would explain why I used it first, right? LOL

So here's how I did it.  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. And the Old Olive piece was cut to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and textured with the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  I taped those two layers together and then I taped them to the card base.

I stamped the giraffe using black Memento ink.  I die cut it using the largest "Stitched Oval" dies.  Then I colored it in. I colored the whole thing with the light Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  Then I colored the areas with the hash lines using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I colored the spots using the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I also used it to color the feet and ears.

I used the Soft Sea Foam Blends light pen to color the shadow under the giraffe.

I die cut a large scalloped oval for the layer behind it. I taped them together and set them in place on the front of the card with Dimensionals.  

The words are from the same set and I stamped them with the black Memento ink and die cut them with the oval dies.  And I die cut a black scalloped oval for the layer.  I taped them together and set them in place with a Dimensional on the right and tape on the left.  And that was it.  A pretty quick, simple and cute card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 17, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card is a very simple one to make.  I was playing with the new "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The papers in this pack are stand alone paper.  You can just put a piece on your card stock and call it done!  But what fun is that? That's only if you need a quick card.

So to make my card, I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I die cut the lacy edge from the "Delicate Lace Edgelits" dies.  There's three fun dies in that package.   I measured 1-1/2" from the fold and I set the die on the card stock.  Open the card up before you die cut the piece out.  And no, I'm not telling you that because I forgot.  I remembered (this time!!!  LOL). If you click on the photo you might be able to see my pencil mark at the bottom of the card.  I had not erased them yet.

Next I took a 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" of the DSP and taped it to the inside of the front of the card.  I did line up the DSP with the inside back of the card. I just added tape to the inside front and closed the card.  It was the easiest way to line up the DSP and get it even.  I did take a dot of glue on each of the solid areas under the lacy parts. I didn't like the way it was sticking up.  I also cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and taped it to the inside cover so the DSP wouldn't show.  I did cut the 4-1/4" piece a hair shorter so it wouldn't feel too tight in the fold.

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I stamped them using Rich Razzleberry ink.  You can use a number of colors here.  I could have gone with Black Merry Bliss, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and your standard Basic Black or Black Memento.  I liked the Rich Razzleberry. It was just dark enough to show up but not so dark that it looked black.  I die cut the words using the stitched circle die that measures 1-7/8" and I die cut a slightly larger scalloped circle to layer behind the words piece.  I taped the layers together and set them in place on the front of the card.  

I colored some rhinestones using the dark Granny Apple Green Blends pen. I gave them a few minutes to dry before I took them off the clear sheet and placed them on the card.  

I was pleased with how the card turned out and I LOVE the lacy looking edge.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Perennial Essence, Thinking of You Card

I found this lovely card on the internet.  You can see it here. There were no instructions so I just went with what I saw.  I think I saw the center panel a bit larger than it should be, but it's still pretty.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue card stock.  

Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White that I textured with the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder. I taped this piece to the Balmy Blue piece and then I taped them to the card base.

I cut a 2" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" pack.  I layered it on top of a 2-1/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Balmy Blue card stock.  I set the panel in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with a circle die.  I punched out a "Starburst" piece using Balmy Blue card stock and I taped the circles together.  I set them in place with tape on the left side and a couple of small Dimensionals on the right side.  

And for the final touch, crystal rhinestones were added.  And that was it.

This was a fun card and I LOVE this new DSP.  I may have to get another package of it!!! It's SO pretty all on it's own.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Back on Your Feet, Get Well Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I saw this set in the new catalog and I knew I just had to have it.  It did not come with dies so the cost was less than those that do.  There's two other animals in the set and I can't wait to play with them either.  But I thought I would start with the turtle because I wanted to play with green today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Old Olive card stock and textured it with the new "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  Cute, isn't it?  I taped that to the card base.

I cut a 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Regals 6" x 6" package.  You get 40 sheets in those packages.  Such a great deal.  I taped the DSP strip to a 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And I taped the strip on top of the "Eyelet Lace" piece.

Next I stamped the turtle from the "Back on Your Feet" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I colored him in using Blends pens.  I used Old Olive, light and dark and Crumb Cake light.  I also added a little bit of light Smoky Slate to the bottom shadow area of the turtle back. I die cut it with the second largest square stitched die.  Then I die cut a scalloped square from Crumb Cake card stock.  I taped the two squares together and I set them in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the same set and I stamped them using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them with an oval die and I also die cut a scalloped oval from a scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock. I taped the two ovals together and I set them in place using Dimensionals.  

I colored some rhinestones using the dark Granny Apple Green Blends pen and I set them in place on the card front.

For the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside and the card was done.

I think it's adorable.  I may make a couple more to sell in my web store.  I was asked if I ever sell my cards and I usually just sell some at a craft fair but I think I'll start putting some in my store. I'll post it on here when I add one.  And I'll even post a link to make it easier to access it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 14, 2019

Free as a Bird, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card

NEW STUFF!!!!  My new stuff arrived on Thursday afternoon.  Early afternoon. The UPS driver doesn't usually come until around three. SO I thought I would run up to Michael's because I actually needed something and I had a 50% off coupon.  As I was meandering around the store because I thought I should shop longer, my phone chimed which told me that there was someone at my front door. I looked and sure enough my stamping order had arrived.  So I headed to the register to pay so I could get home before someone sees the box on my porch and takes it.  I haven't had that happen yet but there's always a chance.  But they would be on camera, if they show their face.

SO, this is one of the sets I bought.  The birds are from the "Free as a Bird" set.  I thought it was such a fun looking set.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Magnolia Lane" 12" x 12" pack.  I didn't buy the DSP that was designed to go with the bird set, I had to draw the line somewhere.  I taped the DSP to the card base. 

I cut a 2-1/2" x 4-3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the birds on it and then colored them in using the Blends pens. I used the Daffodil Delight light and dark, Crumb Cake light and dark, Flirty Flamingo light and dark, Granny Apple Green light and dark and Balmy Blue light and dark.  After coloring, I cut a 2-5/8" x 4-3/4" piece of Basic Black for the layer. I taped the layers together and then I taped them to the DSP

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set.  I am in need of adding some "thinking of you" cards to my stash and I liked the font here.  I stamped the words using black Memento ink and I die cut them with the "Stitched" circle die.  I also die cut a Basic Black scalloped circle for the layer.  I set the circle in place using Dimensionals. 

I stamped a single flower and fussy cut it out. I colored it with the Flirty Flamingo light and dark Blends pens.  I set it on the circle with a small Dimensional.  I added some tiny pearls to the flowers with the birds and a little bit larger one on the fussy cut flower.  And that completed the card!

I think I'm going to have a lot of fun with this set.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Waterfront, Masculine Birthday Card

My nephew is turning 30 and I thought I would make him a card. I found this one on Pinterest.  I thought it was something that would fit him.  He likes to ski, so I went with the mountain images instead of the car set that I have.

This was a very easy card to make.  The images do all of the highlighting.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Suede.  On top of the Soft Suede is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  I scored it every 1/4" to give it some texture and then taped it to the Soft Suede piece.

I cut a 2" x 5-1/8" piece of Balmy Blue card stock and I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Amazing Life" set that I just now realized was retired.  I stamped the words using Pacific Point ink.

I die cut a stitched square using Whisper White card stock. I cut the largest square.  I layered that square with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock that measured  2-7/8" x 2-7/8". 

I stamped the left mountains using Soft Suede ink. For the middle mountain I just stamped the image again without inking it up.  And then I stamped the mountains on the right using full ink.

Next I stamped the grassy area at the foot of the mountains. I used Pear Pizzazz ink.  I also used Pear Pizzazz ink on the right and left side of the square. I used the same long stamp that I used for the foot of the mountains. I just inked up the ends of the stamp.  

I stamped the water using the image that was designed for the water. I stamped off once.  For the center part of the water, I used the other water image. I did not stamp off for that.  I was kind of disappointed in the water after I did that. I kind of liked the soft clear look that was there before I stamped.  I also stamped some dots in the sky. I did stamp off when doing them. The words are from the "Perennial Birthday"

The trees were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink.  

After stamping the trees, I taped the squares together.  I taped the Happy Birthday strip to the Crumb Cake piece.  I wrapped some linen thread around the strip three times and taped the ends to the backside.  I taped the piece to the card base. 

I set the square in place using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch, three dots were added.  I had used some retired candy dots.  I have LOTS of those things left and I need to use them up.

Could you imagine what my workroom would be like if I managed to use up all of my retired stuff?  Empty.  That's what it would look like!!!  LOL

This was a fun card to make and I think my nephew will like it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda