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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Beautiful Bouquet, Love What You Do, Birthday Card, Fold Technique

Today I found a very fun fold card technique.  You can see the original card and the instructions for it here, just in case I miss something while I try to explain it to you.

You begin with a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of card stock for the base.  One video I saw said to cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock for the back of the card where you can write on. I don't like that idea, there is plenty of room to write on the inside.

On top of the card base I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock. Oh, the base of my card is Soft Sea Foam.
And on top of that is a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Soft Sea Foam.  You can wait to add that piece if you want. I waited until I was done with the Whisper White folded piece. It was just easier for me to line it up.  But either way works.

Next I cut the Whisper White piece 4-1/4" x 11".  You will be able to make two cards from one sheet of Whisper White card stock. Once it's cut you will need to score it on the long side at 1-1/2", 3", 5-1/2" and 8". Then you will fold them beginning with the 1-1/2" score, mountain then valley, then mountain and the last fold is valley.

Now you will want to stamp your images or words before adding the decorative papers.

The decorative papers are from the "Subtles" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. There's 40 sheets of fun in those packs.  I used three different designs of the DSP.  The large dotted DSP on the front was cut 4" x 1-1/4".  The stripped DSP was cut 4" x 2-1/4" and the larger piece with tiny dots all over is measured 4" x 2-3/4". 

The words on the front of my card are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. The words "forever young" on the inside are from the same set.  The flowers on the inside panel are from the "Love What You Do'' set. And the flowers on the front were stamped and die cut from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set.

I colored the flowers using the Merry Merlot marker. I stamped the flowers on the front using the Merry Merlot ink pad.  I die cut them and set them on the front using tiny Dimensionals. I added a pearl to the center of each flower.  

The Happy Birthday" from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set was stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" square die. And the layer was cut with the scalloped square die and Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Once this Whisper White piece is all folded, stamped and decorated then it was taped to the Soft Sea Foam piece of card stock.  The words on the front were added last.

I hope I explained this well enough for you. You can always refer to the video for more help.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sweet Baby, Cable Knit Texture, Baby Girl Card

I am in need of a baby girl card so I thought I would play with the new "Sweet Baby" set.  I wasn't sure where I was going to go with it. I surfed the net to see what I could find to copy or for inspiration but there isn't much out there yet.  So I had to make up something myself.  UGH!!! And this is what I came up with.  It was actually pretty simple.

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 Powder Pink card stock.  I didn't cut it to size until after I had textured it.  There could be some shrinkage with these types of folders. I did mist the paper before I embossed it so it wouldn't crush or rip the card stock.

I stamped the baby, words and bottle on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I die cut the bottle with the bottle die that is in the bundle when you buy the set and dies together.  The baby and words were cut with oval dies.  I also cut 2 scalloped dies using Daffodil Delight card stock for the layers.  I colored the baby with markers and a blender pen.  I taped the layers together and I set the ovals in place using Dimensionals.  I glued the bottle in place.  The inside reads"Cute and cuddly, soft and sweet ~ someone to make your life complete."  Those words came with the "Sweet Baby" set.  And the card is ready to go!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Varied Vases, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinerest.  What caught my eye was that fun colorful dotted background paper.  Oh and I actually have it!!!  It's from the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  The ohter side of this paper is pretty too, it's got some pretty peachy looking flowers and some shimmer!! The shimmer is why it's called SDSP.

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 on top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the SDSP.

Next I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" set on a piece of scrap card stock using Mint Macaron ink.

On a separate piece of Whisper White card stock I stamped the flower stems using Mint Macaron.  Then I stamped the flowers using Daffodil Delight and then I stamped the leaves. I also used the fun solid images to fill in the flowers and the leaves.  The flowers I didn't stamp off but the leaves I did.  Looking back I think I would have used Crushed Curry for the outline of the flowers and still use the Daffodil Delight for the colored part. I colored the flowers with Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.

I die cut the flower piece with the Stitched Oval dies. I die cut a large oval scallop using Basic Black  card stock. And no, I didn't cut it from the layer behind the SDSP, it slipped my mind.  Oh well!!  I taped the ovals together. I added some pearls the the flowers and then I set the vase in place using a few Dimensional pieces.  I added some pearls to the vase. I thought it could use a little something.  

I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  I stamped the words using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I punched them out with the Classic Labels punch. I set them in place with Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Don't you just LOVE that dotted background?  It's so colorful and festive looking.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Healing Hugs, Special Celebration, Congratulations Card

Here's a quick and fun card to play with!  I think the "Healing Hugs" set is a lot like the "Heartfelt Blooms" Sale-a-Bration set that was available earlier this year. You just ink it up and the image is designed to give you all of that beautiful depth!  

So, for the base of my card I used a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  This card opens at the bottom.  On top of that I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry and used the new "Tuffted" embossing folder.  I did mist my card stock before I embossed it. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out and I wanted to make sure it didn't ruin my card stock.  I set it aside to dry.

I stamped the flower from the "Healing Hugs" on Whisper White card stock. I die cut it with a stitched circle.  Then I die cut a scalloped circle using Daffodil Delight card stock.  I stamped the leaves using Old Olive ink and fussy cut them out.  It wasn't bad, they are together so you just cut around the outer edge, it was pretty quick and simple. 

The words are from the "Special Celebrations" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.  The piece I stamped them on 2-3/4" x 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

To assemble my card I added Dimensionals to the embossed piece and set them in place on the card base.  I taped the circle layers together and added that to the card front using Dimensionals.  The words were also added with Dimensionals.  I slipped the leaves in between the two circles and that was it.

I thought it was a pretty quick card to make.  I just had to play with that "Tuffted" folder. It reminds me of a satin pillow (but not in Rich Razzleberry!!! LOL).

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 15, 2018

Love What You Do, Itty Bitty Greetings, Birthday Card

Today's card was a super quick and easy card to do.  Now I am saying easy because I used the Blends Markers for coloring the flowers. All you do is color first with the lighter color and then add some color from the darker one. Here I added it to the bottom part of the flower. And that is it!!! You can also do this with a blender pen but the paper only allows you to color over the same area a few times and then it starts to pill.  You know, those little bits of paper that start to roll in little balls on your work, or I should say, overworked work!  Alcohol markers do not do that. They bleed through so be careful what is behind the piece you are coloring.

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 Whisper White card stock.

I cut a 5" x 2-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and on top of that I taped a piece of the new "Share What You  Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP). I taped those layers in place on the 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I cut a 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and the Whisper White layer on top of that was cut 3-1/4" x 2". I stamped the image and colored the flowers using the Rich Razzleberry Blends markers. I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the new "Itty Bitty Greetings" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.  That is the same ink I used on the flowers.  And that was it. The SDSP pretty much carries the background of the card and the flowers on the focal piece were just enough to make the card elegant looking.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Love What You Do, Thank You Card

Playing again with the new stuff!!!  I will try not to play with one set too long, even though it's a lot of fun. I have to remember that I can always come back to the set in the near future!

The "Love What You Do" set is very fun to play with. I found a card on Pinterest that used the shaded background image and I thought it was a very fun look. So, why not give it a try and see if it's as easy as it looks.  It is!

The base of my card is a folded half piece of Powder Pink card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the background image using Powder Pink ink.  I stamped the flowers and the words using Fresh Fig ink. I don't think I've ever used that ink since I bought it.  I don't use the in colors much. In fact, this time I didn't buy and of the in colors.  It's such a big expense and with the newly changed color lineup, it just wasn't in the budget.  Anyway, after I stamped the flowers and words, I used the fun small shadow type stamp in the set.  It's the smallest one. I stamped it using Petal Pink ink. I didn't think it looked dark enough so I stamped it again so it was nice and dark.  I had tried to stamp off on the large background image but it was WAY too light.  But I managed to get the flower petals to have some color and I think it's a very pretty card.

This was a super easy and quick card to make. I am having fun with this new set.  There's lots more stuff in it to play with!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Love What You Do, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card, 2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

New stuff!!!!  YAY. My order came yesterday and I'm now playing with some new stuff.  

This card was made using the "Love What You Do" and the "Itty Bitty Greetings" stamp set.  I used the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP). The specialty in this paper is the shimmer on the flowers. It doesn't show up on the photo, but in real life it's very pretty.

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 Rich Razzleberry that was textured using the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder.

I taped a 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" strip of the SDSP on the left side.

I stamped the flower image from the "Love What You Do" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut it with an oval die. I die cut a Tranquil Tide scalloped oval to layer it. I set those layers in place with Dimensionals. I colored the flower in using the Rich Razzleberry Blends markers.  I LOVE those markers.  They make coloring SO easy and so pretty!!

I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using Whisper White card stock and black Memento ink. I punched them out with the "Classic Label" punch. I also punched out two of Tranquil tied and layered them behind the words. I set the words in place with a Dimensional on the right side and snail tape on the left.  And that was it.  A pretty quick and simple card to make.

This was a very fun card to make and a good start to playing with my new stuff!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams, You're Inspiring, Detailed Dragonflies, Birthday Card

Today's card was a fun and easy one to make. I found a card on Pinterest and I changed it up a little.

I'm not sure of the colors in the original card, but I am thinking the card base there was Tip Top Taupe. I used a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede. I cut my card stock in half on the 8-1/2" side. This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

On top of the card base is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Bermuda Bay.  The focal piece is Whisper White and was cut 3-3/4" x 5".

The "Dragonfly Dreams" bundle was used here. When I say bundle it means the stamp set and dies that match. The dies are actually called "Detailed Dragonflies" I die cut the dragonfly grouping using Bermuda Bay card stock. I colored it with Wink of Stella and set it aside.

On the Whisper White piece I stamped the bubbles from the "You're Inspiring" set. I used Crumb Cake ink and Bermuda Bay ink. The original card used the dotted images from the "Dragonfly Dreams" set. I thought the dragonflies got lost in it. I actually stamped it with the solid dots and found I liked these lighter bubble looking dots so much better.  It gave the card a little softer look. 

The words are also from the "You're Inspiring" set. That was why I took the set out and that is where I discovered the bubbles!!!  Meant to be, right?  I stamped the words using Crumb Cake ink, though I think Soft Suede would have been better and that was what I thought I was stamping it with but no, I didn't read!!  It's okay, I just think it would look better with darker words. So I have made all the mistakes for you and now your card can be wonderful!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 11, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams, Timeless Textures, You're Inspiring, Birthday Card

I'm still biding my time waiting for my new stuff to arrive!!!  I found this fun card on Pinterest and I had everything to make it.  I didn't use the same colors but it's close enough for me!!!

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Early Espresso card stock.  It's cut in half on the 8-1/2" side, so this card opens at the bottom.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry.

The next layer is a 4-3/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock and the focal piece is Whisper White cut 4-1/2" x 3". 

I die cut a dragonfly from the "Dragonfly Dreams" bundle. I die cut it in Early Espresso and colored over it using the Wink of Stella pen.

Now for the fun part.  I took my sponge dauber and sponged on some Crushed Curry ink. I did twist the dauber to scrub the color onto the card stock. Then I came in with some Pumpkin Pie ink and did the same thing, plus I lightly added some around the open areas.  Next I took the ferny looking image from the "Timeless Textures" set and stamped off once using Bermuda Bay ink.  And for the final bit of color, I used the dotted image from the "Timeless Textures" and Early Espresso ink stamped off twice. I just dotted it on.

The words are from the "You're Inspiring" set and I stamped them using Early Espresso ink.  And that was it!

I taped the Crushed Curry to the card base.  I taped the Whisper White piece to the Early Espresso piece and I set that on the card using Dimensionals.  I added two pieces of Dimensionals to the upper part of the dragon fly and set it in place on the card.  

I thought this was a fun card to make.  And pretty too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Touches of Texture, Thoughtful Banners, Thank You Card

While biding my time waiting for my new stuff to come, I ran across a pretty card on Pinterest.  I did change it a little but for the most part it's the same.

This was a fun and simple card to make.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. On top of that is 4" x 5-1/4" Early Espresso card stock. And the focal Crumb Cake part of the card is 3-3/4" x 5".  

First I stamped the flower from the "Touches of Texture" image using Crumb Cake, stamped off once.  I stamped three of them.  Then I stamped the flower branch image. I stamped directly from the ink pad.  I stamped the dragonfly right from the ink pad. Then I stamped the speckled images straight from the ink pad and once again without reinking.  

I colored the flowers with So Saffron ink and a blender pen.  I also colored the dragonfly wings with So Saffron ink.  I colored the body with Soft Suede ink.

The words are from the "Thoughtful Banners" set. I stamped the banner using Soft Suede ink and then I stamped the words.  I punched the banner out and added Dimensionals to the back.

I took a piece of the lacy ribbon and set it in place on the Crumb Cake card stock. I taped the layers together and then I set the words in place.  I even added the tiny pearls before I posted the photo. Pretty, huh?  And that was it!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda




Saturday, June 09, 2018

Petal Palette, Timeless Textures, Thank You Card

Once again I have another one of those cards that looked SO much better in my head than it did on paper.  

I wanted to make a card using the bird from the "Petal Palette" set (check). And I wanted my card cut off a little at the bottom (check).  It's the rest of the "checks" I had trouble with.

I took a half sheet of Whisper White card stock that was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side. I folded it in half and cut 1" off the bottom of the front of the card. I opened the card and used the image that looked kind of grainy and I stamped Crumb Cake ink on the card in a fan shape. I stamped that image starting at the left and I continued inking and stamping off once for a total of 6 times. Click on the photo so see that image closer.  It's the one closest to the birds back.  After looking at it I didn't think it was enough so I took the ferny looking image and stamped off twice and then I stamped it on my card for a total of 3 times.  Then I actually said "UGH"!  Which I think was short for "ugly"!!!  LOL

I got out the branch die from the "Petal Palette" bundle and die cut it using Pear Pizzazz.  I did cut off a few of the lower branches and placed them in the open areas.  But before I taped them in place I took some copper cord and wrapped it around my fingers to form some loops. The loops looked a lot nicer before they got tangled in the branches!!!  Helpful hit here. Make sure your loops are secure on the card before moving on to anything else!  I tried to fix them as much as I could.  Then I added the branches.  I set the die cut bird in place using Dimensionals.  I had colored the bird using the Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Blends markers. 

The words are from the "Petal Palette" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  And for the final touch I used some enamel dots I had to cover up some of the Crumb Cake ink that I have no idea how it got on the card. I didn't see any on my hands but it got on the card in 2 places. So I balanced out the dots by adding more.  And there you have it, something totally different than what I had in mind!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 08, 2018

Touches of Textures, Flourishing Phrases, Sympathy Card

So today I thought I would try the same card as yesterday but used markers instead of gold embossing.  And I like this look too.

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

The white panel is 4-1/2" x 2-1/4".  The Flirty Flamingo piece is cut 4-5/8" x 2-3/8".  You want just a sliver of the color to show.

I stamped the flower using the "Touches of Texture" set and the words are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set. I stamped both using black Memento ink.

I colored the flowers using the Flirty Flamingo marker and I colored the leaves using the Mint Macaron marker.

I taped the two layers together and tied a ribbon around them. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the layers in place.  Super easy and such a nice sympathy card.  And once again, after seeing it on my computer screen I realized that I needed to add tiny pearls to the center of each flower.  It can go either way there. It's just as pretty without as it is with them.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Touches of Texture, Flourishing Phrases, Sympathy Card

Today I found an extremely beautiful sympathy card on Pinterest.  I am not a big fan of heat embossing. I'm not sure why. I think because it doesn't show the immediate results like ink stamping does. Plus you need to use that powder resin bag thing to avoid static and not get powder where you don't want it.  Too many steps I guess.  But I went ahead and did it anyway!!! And I'm glad I did. LOL  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 2-1/4" x 4-3/4" piece of Whisper White. I used VersaMark to stamp the flower from the "Touches of Texture" set and the words from the "Flourishing Phrases" set.  Before I stamped it, I ran the "Embossing Buddy" across the card stock.  After stamping I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder. 

Next I cut a gold foil piece of card stock 2-3/8" x 4-7/8". I taped those layers together.  I tied them with some gold ribbon I had. Then I set the panel in place on the card using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It was such a simple and quick card to make, plus it's SO elegant looking.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Touches of Texture, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

"Find something else" was the words in my head today when I was looking at my stamp sets and my eyes fell on the "Petite Palette" set. I've been playing with that set SO much and I still like playing with it but I need to find something else to play with until my new stuff comes. So I took out the "Touches of Texture" set and thought I would play with the pretty flowers.  

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 Pool Party card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textured using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  I didn't cut my card stock until after I textured it. Sometimes the card stock is smaller once textured.

I took a 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of white card stock and stamped the flower on it. I colored the flower with Pool Party and Old Olive Blends markers. I cut a 2-3/8" x 4-3/8" piece of Pool Party card stock for the layer. Before I taped those layers together, I die cut the scalloped oval from the center.  No one will know you did that!!

I stamped the birthday greetings from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and I die cut them with the oval die.  I taped all of the layers in this card together.  I set the flower piece in place with Dimensionals and I taped one side of the oval and added Dimensionals to the other side of the oval and it was set in place.  And that was it.  I thought this card went together quickly.  After looking at it here on the screen I decided to use Wink of Stella on the flowers and I did add little pearls to the center of the 5 flowers.  So cute!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Colorful Season, Greeting Card

I did not have time today to make a card so I am going to share a card I made at a Card Buffet last month.  If you are not familiar with what a card buffet is, well I will tell you.  First you find a seat to sit and that is your space the entire time, no moving from table to table.  Then you pick a tote that has a card that is of interest to you.  In that tote is everything you need to make that card.  All of the card stock is cut, the ink pads are in there along with the accessories needed to make that card.  So, this is one of the cards I chose.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Blush Bride card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Calypso Coral.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.

First I stamped the branched using Soft Suede ink.  Then I added the flowers using Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride.  The words are from the same "Colorful Season" set. They were stamped using Soft Suede ink. Pearls were added to the flowers and that was it.

It was a pretty simple card and very fun to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 04, 2018

Waterfront, Beautiful Bouquet, Masculine Birthday Card

I'm not a big fan of watercolor stamping but every now and then one needs to step outside their box.  I much prefer to stay inside my box!!! LOL

I took a piece of watercolor paper and misted it. You can run it under the faucet and shake it off.  You want the water to absorb into the paper and not puddle on top.  I set it aside while I got the "Waterfront" stamp set out and my ink pads, Pool Party, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate.

I inked up the mountain with Smoky Slate and I misted it once about 6" away from the image. I stamped it on my watercolor paper.  I misted every image that I stamped on the watercolor paper. Next I stamped Old Olive on the double lined looking image.  Then I stamped the water part using Pool Party.  I used Daffodil Delight to stamp the round image for the sun. And I had stamped the trees last. I did put a post it note along the "shoreline" because I didn't want all the trunks showing.  

I die cut the image with the largest stitched oval.  I used the embossing tool to dry the image. I did leave the image in the Stitched Oval die. I turned it over a few times while I was drying it.

I die cut a Soft Suede scalloped circle for the layer.

I took the dotted image and stamped Pool Party ink on the Pool Party card stock and cut the pieces 1-1/8" x 1-1/8".  I cut the layers of Soft Suede 1-1/4" x 1-1/4".  You need three of each of these.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of white card stock. On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Pool Party card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of white card stock.  

I taped the squares in place. I set the oval on top using Dimensionals and I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  And that was it.  It was okay to do but like I said, I'm not a big fan of watercolor stamping. I like my images crisp and clean looking!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Daisy Delight, Thank You Card

Do you ever have stamp sets that you only use one or two images in the set?  Me either!!! LOL I discovered there was other images in my "Daisy Delight" set so I thought I would use them today.

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

First I stamped the stems using Old Olive ink. Then I stamped the outline image of the flowers using Bermuda Bay ink. I stamped the solid part using Pool Party ink.  The words are from the same set so I stamped them using Old Olive ink.

I don't have any current ribbon so I took a piece of the Pool Party Shimmer ribbon.  You can substitute for whatever is current.  I am going to be using some retired ribbons in my cards just to use it up. I have too many and I need to get my stash down some.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card and I stamped "... for your kindness." on the inside.  And for the final touch I added some rhinestones.  I HAD to. On the last flower, the edge of the image got some ink on it and it transferred over to the card and I had to hide it!!  Plus it did look a bit to plain.  This was a very fun card to make and very quick too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Petite Palette, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

As I was looking at my Pinterest feed I ran across this card and thought it would be fun to make.  Not only fun but quick and easy too!  And seriously, it was all of the above!

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Sahara Sand.  That's a color I don't hardly use at all. I think I'm still on the first package of it that I bought when it came into being!  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Calypso Coral.  I chose Calypso Coral because I had the Blends to go with it.  Actually mine are the Blendabilities and they are a little darker than the new Blends. I will probably replace them but for now this is what I have.  Though I do like the Blends better, they open easier.  I seem to struggle to open the Blendabilities ones.

The focal piece is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock. I textured it with the "Petal Pair" embossing folder. I started it about 1-1/2" down from the top.

Next I stamped and die cut the flowers image from the "Petal Palette" set.I also die cut the branch piece. I used the double sided sticky paper so it was a sticker.  No gluing those thin pieces for me!!! I'm SO spoiled.

I taped the layers together.  I set the branch in place.  I set the flowers on top to see where it was going to be affixed permanently.  I stuck the branch in place. I did cut off a couple small parts off the left side and moved them to where they would be seen.  You can do that after you set the flowers in place. After coloring the flowers, I added Dimensionals to the back and set them in place. 

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and that was it.  A very fun, quick and easy card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 01, 2018

Painted Harvest, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I had stopped playing with the "Painted Harvest" set because I really don't like to fussy cut anymore.  But tonight I was in the mood, so I grabbed that set and began to create and this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This piece was cut on the 8-1/2" and it opens from the bottom.  After I cut it I scored it at 5-1/2" and then used the leaf folder and embossed half the card.  Scoring and folding it first allows you to see the half way mark.

Next I die cut the square. I used the largest Stitched square  die and the 1-15/16" regular square die.  I "taped" them together using post it notes.  You can also use some Washi tape. I don't care for that method, I've had too many tear my work. I think the Big Shot squished it too tightly and the tape sticks even harder.  I just stick with the post it notes. You can use them several times, unlike the Washi tape, especially if it rips your work!

I stamped the "happy birthday" from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  Then I punched it with the "Classic Label" punch.  I was going to cut the points off on the ends but I decided to leave them.  After I saw how it looked on the screen as I am typing this, I took the card and snipped off the right end.  The left end is hidden under the leaf.  I had set the word piece in place using glue. I glued on the back side of the stitched frame along the narrow edge, just before the stitching.  I set the words in place and I took a small piece of scotch tape and taped it together because I didn't want to wait for the glue to dry.

Then I stamped the flower. I used Bermuda Bay for my color. And I fussy cut it out!!! The leaf was stamped using Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock. I punched it out with the leaf punch. I had made two of them.  I took some linen thread and wrapped it around my fingers and set it in place using a glue dot.  I didn't have any linen thread so I used a couple of pieces off the burlap ribbon.  Then I added Dimensionals to the bottom left corner of the frame. One at the corner and one more on either side of the corner one for a total of three Dimensionals.  I set the flower in place.  Then I took a glue dot and made sure it was only on the bottom side of the leaf stem. I slipped it under the flower and stuck it to the frame.  I repeated this for the top leaf.  And the card was done.  

Even though I had to do fussy cutting, I did have fun making this card and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda