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Friday, May 31, 2019

Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

Today's card was a super quick and easy card to make. I love how Designer Series Paper (DSP) can just take over the card so you don't have to do a lot of stamping. I found this card on Pinterest but I forgot to get a link to it. So if you know who made this card, please let me know so I can give them credit and link back to them.  I did change the words, but I actually had everything else to make the card!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  On top I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I also cut a 4" x 1-3/4" piece of  DSP from the same pack.  The stripes are actually the backside of the flowers piece.  I could have cut the larger piece 1-3/4" shorter but it didn't matter, the stripes weren't going the right direction.  I just taped the striped piece over the full cut flower piece.  I  taped the flowered piece to the card base and then I taped a 6" piece of the Rich Razzleberry ribbon to the back of the card. I uses snail tape on the ribbon and I also taped the ends down using transparent tape.  I took the end of the ribbon (still on the spool) and slipped it under the ribbon I had just taped down. I tied a knot and then I cut the ribbon. I like these kinds of knots because you can slide them to where you want them to be.

Next I taped the panel in place on top of the card base.

I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using Rich Razzleberry ink.  I die cut them with the second smallest stitched circle die. I also die cut a scalloped circle that was just a little larger than the stitched circle using Rich Razzleberry card stock.  I taped the circles together and then set them in place using Dimensionals.  I added a "Petal Pink" rhinestone to the circle for a bit of bling.

And for the final piece, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done!

This was such an easy card to make.  And I think it's pretty too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dandelion Wishes, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card, Masking Technique

This has to be one of the easiest masking technique cards I've ever made.  I found a card on Pinterest that I thought I would try my hand at. It was the colors that drew me to the card.  You have to scroll down a bit to see the original card. There was no direct link to just that one card. 

I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and set it on my grid paper so I could mask it off easier.  The fold is at the top and I lined it up on the 5" mark of my grid paper.  I masked off the top inch using post it notes. I just lined them up next to each other and made sure there was no gap.  And at the bottom I masked up 1-1/4".  I wasn't going to make it even.  And when things aren't even you usually make up that wider space at the bottom of the piece. 

I took my dauber sponge and sponged in the Bermuda Bay ink.  I  began sponging on the post it paper near the Whisper White piece and then worked my way over to it.  Doing that makes it easier not to get a lot of ink in one spot when you re-ink your dauber.

After I got the color the way I thought I would like it, I almost removed the post it notes.  Don't do that!  I inked up the dandelions image from the "Dandelion Wishes" set.  I stamped them using Bermuda Bay ink.  I stamped on the left first and then inked it up again and stamped on the right.  I also stamped in the center but I didn't ink it up again for that one.

And for the darkest one, I used the single Dandelion image that has the seeds blowing and I stamped it using Shaded Spruce ink.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink. Now I was ready to remove the post it notes.  And the card was finished.  I LOVE the crisp lines the post it notes left when sponging.  If I were to do this again, I would move the first set of dandelions on the left over a little bit more and move the Shaded Spruce ones more towards the center so they show up better.  Or maybe stamp off on the Bermuda Bay ones and  then stamp the Shaded Spruce ones (but still move them over just a little bit).

This was a fun card and I can see myself making more in the future.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Petal Palette, Just Because, Birthday Card

Today's card was made using the "Petal Palette" set that is retiring in a few days.  I've had a lot of fun with this set and will probably not be giving it up right away.  I still want to make some cards using it. I did save a lot of samples!!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Poppy Parade dotted paper from the 6" x 6" Brights Collection Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.

I cut a 4" x 2-3/4" piece of Whisper White and I stamped the words at the top from the "Just Because" set. I masked off the potted plant so I could just use the words.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and I stamped the flower image using black Memento ink and then I die cut it.  That is one of the things I REALLY liked about this set, stamps and matching die cuts, they're the best!!!

I colored the flowers in using the Poppy Parade Blends Pens (light and dark) and I colored the leaves in using the Old Olive light and dark Blends pens.  I also colored the flowers using the Wink of Stella marker, to give it a little bit of bling.

I stamped the dotted image from the "Petal Palette" using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped it several times at and angle across the piece. 

I cut a 4-1/8" x 2-7/8" piece of Crumb Cake card stock and taped the word panel to it.  I taped those layers to the card base.

I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  This was a very simple and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Touches of Texture, Birthday Card, Sympathy Card, Get Well Card

The "Touches of Texture" stamp set will be retiring soon.  I liked this set because it was very versatile.  This card could easily be a birthday, sympathy, get well, thinking of you or even a Mother's Day card.  I will be putting some of my retired set up for sale in my web store.  This will begin around the beginning of the second week in June.

Today's card was VERY simple to make.  I had found it while surfing the net.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. With the card opened and on the scoring board, score from the left edge in at 4-3/4", 4-7/8", 7-7/8" and 8".  Isn't that a pretty way to add some simple texture to the card front?  And easy too!

Next I took a 2-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the flower image from the "Touches of Texture" set using black Memento ink.  I colored them in with the retired Powder Pink marker and a Blender Pen.  I colored the leaves in using the light and dark Old Olive Blends pens.  I taped that piece to a 2-3/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Flirty Flamingo.  I taped the two layers together.  I taped a strip of Old Olive ribbon around the panels.  I didn't have any current Old Olive ribbon so I used some retired stuff.  The original card used Mint Macaron for the ribbon. I didn't have any Mint Macaron ribbon either.  And it looks like Mint Macaron was also used for the leaf colors.  Okay, back to my card....

Next I set the stamped panel in place using Dimensionals and for the final touch I added some tiny pearls to the inside of the 5 open flowers.  And that was it.  It's a very pretty and elegant looking card.  I think this would be SO pretty using the Highland Heather colors!!!  I don't have any matching ribbon though but some white ribbon and a Blends pen and I'm in business!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, May 27, 2019

Floral Frames, Southern Serenade, Birthday Card

If you are looking to make a super quick card, this is it!  I couldn't believe how fast this card went together.  I found this card on the internet and you can see the original here.  I did change the bottom part of the card a little and the words.

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

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

And the focal piece, the top Whisper White piece was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I stamped the ring image using black Memento ink.  I usually use Memento ink but here I really needed to because I was going to be coloring in the flowers with alcohol markers.  

I stamped the matching flowers on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock. I die cut these flowers.  If you don't have the dies you can fussy cut them.  

I colored the flowers in the ring using the Real Red light and dark Blends pens.  I didn't think I had Real Red. I guess I need to cross it off my list. I thought the Blends I had were Flirty Flamingo because the caps are not a dark red, or even red looking.  But now I know and I hope I remember!!! LOL  Then I colored in the greenery using both light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens. After coloring in the flowers on the card front, I colored in the flowers that I stamped and die cut separately.  

I taped the card front to the Real Red layer. Then I set those layers in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals. 

I set the matching flowers in place using Dimensionals.  

I colored in three enamel dots using the dark Granny Apple Green Blends pen.  I set them in place on the bottom right of the card front.  

I added some tiny pearls to the center of each flower and that was it.

I can't believe how quickly this card went together.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Southern Serenade, Floral Frames, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

Today I thought I would find a set in my stash that would be retiring in a few days and play with it.  I have some that I have hardly touched.  SO sad.  But with the new catalog I am going to be more selective and also only buy a few sets. That way I can play with them more, plus play with the ones I already have.  I say this all the time, let's see if I do it this time around!  There's TOO many pretties in the new catalog.  UGH

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 Tranquil Tide card stock.  I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White to use as a base for my 2-1/8" x 5-1/8" piece of "Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I used the  "Corrugated" embossing folder and textured a 2-1/8" x 5-1/8" piece of  Whisper White card sock.

I took a piece of the Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon from my May Paper Pumpkin kit and wrapped it around the front of the card and taped the ends on the back with scotch tape. 

I stamped the words from the "Southern Serenade" set using Tranquil Tide ink.  I die cut them with the second largest "Stitched Circles" dies.  I die cut them so the words were more at the bottom of the circle. I die cut a scalloped Tranquil Tide circle just a little bit larger than the stitched circle. I taped the two circles together.  

Next I die cut two leaves from the "Floral Frames" set using Tranquil Tide card stock. I taped them to the circle layers around the 7 o'clock position.  I set the circles in place using Dimensionals.  

I fussy cut a flower from the "Share What You Love" DSP and I taped it to the upper part of the circle. 

And for the final touch, I added tiny little pearls to the center of all of the flowers.  This one had a lot because the piece of DSP had a lot of little flowers on it.  The other half of that DSP only have 6 flowers. But it's okay, I think it's pretty as it is.

This was a fun and easy card to make. This layout is always a fun one.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Climbing Roses, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card

Only a few more days and this fun stamp set, "Climbing Roses" retires.  I will miss it, it's got a lot of fun pieces to it. I love the lattice thing in the background.  I sure does add a lot to the card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black.  I textured a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock using the "Pinewood Planks" embossing folder. 

I die cut the lattice looking piece using Basic Black card stock. 

I stamped the flowers from the "Climbing Roses"set. I die cut them. I also cut a smaller flower and die cut it as well.  

I colored the flowers using the Real Red marker.  I don't have the Blends pen yet, but it's on my list to get next month.  I colored the inside parts of the flower using the Cherry Cobbler marker.  The leaves were colored in using the Granny Apple Green Blends pen, both light and dark.  

I die cut two leaves using Granny Apple Green. I also die cut the scalloped oval at the same time.

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and die cut them with the Stitched oval die.  I taped this piece to the scalloped oval die.  I had stamped the words close to the right side of the oval because I knew I'd be covering up part of the oval on the left. 

I glued the lattice piece in place and then set the flower piece on top using Dimensionals.  I taped the ovals in place, slipping them a little bit behind the flower piece.  I taped the ends of the leaves I die cut and slipped them under the oval and then I pressed the ovals in place. 

Next I set the smaller flower in place on top of the oval. I added a Dimensional behind it.  

And for the final touch I colored over the flowers with the "Wink of Stella" pen.  And that was it.  

This was a very fun card to make and I really enjoyed coloring it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 24, 2019

May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Thank You Card

WOW, just like yesterday, the background looks pink.  It's really a white piece of chipboard.  It's from a 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper pack.  It must be the lighting in my workroom.  I don't know.  But it's not part of the card, it's just the background.

This was a fun card to create.  I had taken one of the small envelopes in the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kits and trimmed it down to 3-1/8" x 4-1/2".  I liked the soft stripes on the inside and I was planning on using that side but as I was popping out the flower die cuts in the kit I thought it would be fun to place it over the matching flower that was stamped on the envelope and make a card of this.  So here's how I did it.

I stamped the "Thank You" that was in the kit and I used Pacific Point ink.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue.  I stamped around the edges using Bashful Blue ink and the dotted image from the kit.  I only stamped about 1" inward, there was no need to stamp the whole piece because the layers would hide it.

Then I took a 3-1/4" x 4-3/8" piece of Pacific Point card stock and taped the envelope piece to it.  I set the layers in place on the card base using Dimensionals.

I set the die cut flowers in place using Dimensionals. I lined them up over the flowers that were already printed on the envelope.

And lastly I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was one.

I did have to laugh though.  In an effort to use up the cards in the set I just created even more cards using the envelopes as a card.  Not that I don't think it's fun to get more cards from a kit than it was designed for but I have a ton of things to do and now I have even more cards to make!!

This was fun to make though. It was quick and I was glad that I could use the envelope to make a card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Birthday Card

I do like the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit but I'm not a big fan of the note cards. I like full-sized cards.  SO I set out to make the note card a regular size card and this is what I came up with. 

This is one of my favorite layouts.  I use it mostly when there is a small image in a set. It focuses on it and really shows it off.  Suddenly that little image takes center stage!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock.  The card stock was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.  This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.  It can be cut to open at the side.  Either way works.

The Very Vanilla layer on top of the card base measures 3-1/2" x 4-5/8".  On top of the Very Vanilla is a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  And on top of that is one of the note cards from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I cut it to 2-7/8" x 4".  Now had I paid attention, I could have used the other side of the note card and cut it to 3-1/2" x 4-5/8".  It's vanilla on the one side and Pool Party on the other.  But I'm slow and didn't catch that right away.  I ended up cutting a piece of Very Vanilla.  But now I know and so do you!  But I did end up cutting it to 3-1/2" x 4-5/8" and taping it to the inside of the card.  So all was not lost after all! 

To make the holes on the top two pieces, I added a tiny dot of tape to the area where I thought the circle would be.  I made sure I lined up the edges as though the pieces were all taped up.  Then I took the 1-3/8" circle punch and punched through both pieces at the same time.  Then I took the 1-1/2" circle punch and punched an even ring from the first hole on the top piece.  This allows the Bermuda Bay color to show through as an inside border.  I taped those two pieces together.

The flower image from the Paper Pumpkin kit was stamped on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla using black Memento ink.  I colored the flowers using the Blends Pens. First I colored the entire flower in using the Light Petal Pink. Then I colored in some highlights using the Light Calypso Coral pen. Next I colored in the leaves using using the light and dark Granny Apple Green pen.  The coloring was so quick and easy with the Blends pens.  

I added some Dimensionals around the back of the circle on the Bermuda Bay piece.  I centered the colored flowers and set them in place.  I added some of the twine that came in the kit. I wrapped it around the panel three times and I taped the ends to the back.  I used snail to start and then added Scotch tape to hold the ends.  

Next I added Dimensionals all over the Bermuda Bay piece. I added snail tape to the piece that the flowers were on.  I set the piece in place on top of the Very Vanilla piece.  Then I added snail to the back of the Very Vanilla piece and set that in place using snail tape.  

I used one of the word panel pieces that were in the kit. The silver edging is a nice touch.  I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using black Memento ink.  I set that piece in place over the twine using Dimensionals.  

This was fun to make and I was thrilled at the way it turned out.  Now I have a full-size card, just they way I like them! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Perennial Birthday, Butterfly Gala, Birthday Card, Crossover Gate Fold Technique

Yesterday I had attended a swap and I posted the wiper card technique on my card.  I had also made the "Crossover Gate Fold" technique. A friend of mine at the swap had given me one of her swap cards a few months back and I had not participated in the swap and I had felt like I owed her a card.  SO, since I had some time on my hands (not really - I was doing laundry and my workroom is next to the laundry room and MY rule is you need to be near the washer in the event that it might go off balance.  Even in all the years I've had the machine it hasn't gone off balance, but there is that chance and I don't want to take it, right?  LOL) I played with this technique.

This is a super quick card to make.  Well, quicker than yesterday's card.  But all in all, it is a quick card.  You cut a piece of card stock 4-1/4" x 11", here I used Poppy Parade.  You score it on the long side at 2-3/4" and 8-1/4".  The score lines are folded in.  

I cut two piece of Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Brights collection.  They measure 1-11/16" x 5".  I also cut two Basic Black pieces of card stock that measure 1-15/16" x 5-1/4".  I taped those two layers together.  I taped them on top of the card front.  Be sure to only tape to where the strip meets the card front.  I taped the left side on the top and the right side on the bottom.

The words are from the "Perennial Birthday" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut them using the third longest thin rectangle die from the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" dies.  For those of  you who don't have the dies, the piece measures just a hair over 3-1/4" x just a hair over 1-1/4".  I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock that was 1/8" larger than the stitched piece.  I taped those pieces together and then set it in place on the bottom panel using Dimensionals.  

The Whisper White butterflies are from the "Butterfly Beauty" thinlits that compliment the "Butterfly Gala" stamp set.  It's a fun and cheery set to play with.  The butterflies are die cut in one large piece so I had to cut the butterflies off of the large center butterfly.  I wasn't able to save the large butterfly but that's okay, I got four butterflies off it and two I'll save for another project some day down the road!  I set the butterflies in place using Dimensionals and Dimensional pieces.  I colored the butterflies with the Wink of Stella brush and when they dried I added a black faceted rhinestone to each one.  

The "Butterfly Beauty" thinlits also came with some tiny butterflies. I die cut one from a scrap of Poppy Parade card stock and glued it to the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece I taped to the inside of the card.  I just put it in the bottom right corner for a little touch of fun!

I liked making this card. I thought it was a lot of fun.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Perennial Birthday, Masculine Card, Wiper Technique

Tonight I will be participating in a card swap using the "Wiper" technique.  It's a pretty simple technique, it's just got a lot of pieces to it.  You can find a good tutorial here.  It's a You Tube tutorial and easy to follow.  I would explain it, but it's easier to follow the video.

For the front of my card I used the "Geared Up Garage" set.  I stamped the car on a 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I colored the car using the Real Red marker. I don't have the Real Red Blends pen yet, but it will be in my next order!  I also used the Daffodil Delight marker on the lights and the Smoky Slate for the tires and grill.  I taped that piece to a 3-5/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Basic Black.  

The Real Red piece was cut 2-3/4" x 8".  The piece is folded in half and the car layers were taped to it.  I didn't want to tape the piece to the card front because the red would just blend in, so I cut  a 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic Black. 

I did add a 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside Real Red piece for writing the sentiment on. 

I die cut some Basic Black and Real Red gears for embellishment.  

The words on the side are from the "Perennial Birthday" set.  And the words on the wiper piece are from the "Geared Up Garage" set.  I added a gear to the end of the wiper piece.  

The technique is fun but not when you have to make a bunch for a swap.  LOL  

I have a couple of other wiper cards.  You can find one here and another one here.  

This would also make a great Father's Day card, don't you think?  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, May 20, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, Climbing Roses, Thank You Card

The "Beautiful Bouquet" set is one I have not played with much but I do like it.  I had found a card on Pinterest that used little daisy die cut images and I didn't have anything like that in my stamping stash, so I went through my sets to look for one that had small flowers that might work.  And this is what I came up with.  

I did change this card a little too.  I had added an embossed strip of card stock between the scored lines.


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

I stamped the words from the soon to retire "Climbing Roses" set using Gorgeous Grape ink.

Next I stamped the flowers from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set using Highland Heather ink on three of them and Gorgeous Grape ink on the other three. I set them aside to dry.


Then I textured a 2-1/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  I taped the strip in place on the front of the card using snail tape.  The bottom edge of the strip is about 1-3/8" from the bottom of the card.  

I die cut the flowers and then set them in place on the "Subtle" textured strip using Dimensionals.  I added some pearls to the center of each flower.  

The layout is the same as the card on Pinterest but the flowers and textured strip are different. Oh and the color is too.  

I thought it was a fun card to make. The flowers were fun to play with. I had some other die cutting to do, so I ran it through my Big Shot at the same time I did the flowers.  It saves time later when I'm ready to work on the cards the other pieces were intended for.  I don't know if it saves wear and tear on your Big Shot but I just like to be efficient.  And now when I find the time to work on that project, a lot of my die cutting will be all done and it will seem like a breeze to put those cards together! 

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda




Sunday, May 19, 2019

Perennial Birthday, Petal Promenade, Birthday Card

WOW, here's another super simple and quick card.  You can use this layout with any Designer Series Paper (DSP) or stamped paper. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens at the bottom (the fold is at the top).  

The first thing I did was to stamp the words from the "Perennial Birthday" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  I had set the words up in my Stamparatus because I wanted to make sure I got them straight. I did end up inking and stamping it twice. One of the great things you can do when you use the Stamparatus.  SO that is why my words look a little darker.  I stamped the words first so I could figure out how long to cut the strips.

My strips of DSP were cut 1-3/8" x 2-1/2".  I cut three strips.  Then I cut three strips of Mossy Meadow that measured 1-1/2" x 2-5/8".  I taped those two layers together.  I added Dimensionals to the back of each panel.  With a pencil, I lightly marked the center of my card at the top.  I eyed the center of the middle panel and set it in place.  If you start in the center, the other two panels are easier to add.  I erased my pencil mark and the card was done.  I like to use a kneadable eraser.  If you don't have one, I highly recommend you getting one.  They last a very long time.  They remove graphite without leaving any marks on your paper or card stock, no matter how hard you rub it.  They are called kneadable because you can actually stretch it, roll it and form it into shapes.  I like to break pieces off and roll them into small tubes and replace the eraser in my mechanical pencil.  I won't work without one!

Today's card was fun to make. I like the looks of it and I LOVE how quick and simple it was to create.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Abstract Impressions, Thank You Card

It's a dark and rainy day here in Minnesota and today I thought I would make a fun spring card.  Something bright and cheery.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather.  On top of that is a piece of Whisper White card stock cut 4" x 5-1/4".  On top of that is another piece of Highland Heather that was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  And the focal piece is Whisper White that was cut 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  That's a lot of layers, but it's SO pretty that way.

I also cut a 3-1/2" x 2-1/8" piece of Highland Heather Designer Series Paper (DSP) from teh 6" x 6" paper pack. I love those paper packs. You get a big variety for your buck!

I eyed the space where the DSP would go so I wouldn't stamp below it.  I used Granny Apple Green and stamped the the image that had the most leaves/stems from the "Abstract Impressions" set on it.  Then I came back in with the smaller leaves/stems image and using Lemon Lime Twist ink.

The flowers were done next using Highland Heather ink and then the highlights of the flowers were done using Gorgeous Grape ink.

The words are from the same set and I stamped them using Granny  Apple Green ink. I die cut the words using the "Stitched Oval" dies. And the layer behind it was done using Highland Heather card stock and the scalloped oval die.  I taped the ovals together.  

I taped the DSP to the top Whisper White piece and then I added a piece of organza ribbon around the card and taped the ends on the back. I tied a bow and used a glue dot and set it in place on top of the ribbon.  I taped the rest of the layers together and taped them to the top of the card base.  

I added the words using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a fun card. It didn't brighten up the skies here but it did brighten my day!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 17, 2019

Varied Vases, Butterfly Gala, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I had to laugh while I was making this card.  I did some things that made me raise my own eyebrows in dismay!  LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Sea Foam.  On top is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Soft Sea Foam that I stamped some tiny flower bunches on using Soft Sea Foam ink and I sponged the edges with Soft Sea Foam ink. I taped the stamped piece to the card base.

I cut a "Pearl Doily" in half and set it on the card front. Then I stamped the bumpy line image on Whisper White card stock.  I thought it would be great as a makeshift shelf so a brown would be a good color choice.  I colored it with the dark Soft Suede Blends pen.  Laughing at myself, I could have just stamped the image on Soft Suede card stock.  DUH! 

Then I took some vellum and used the "Starburst" punch and punched out two of them.  I cut the bottom off about 1/4" and I ran a little tape along the bottom to hold the two pieces together. I did add a little tape where the vase was going to be too.  It just needed a little extra hold. I also added tape to that same spot on the back so I had some in the inside holding the two pieces together and one on the back to hold it to the card.  

Next I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" set using Coastal Cabana ink.  I punched it out with the matching punch.  I set the vase in place using Dimensionals but only after I finished stamping and fussy cutting the flower cluster.  I had also added a little dot of Daffodil Delight to the center of each flower.  I glued the stem of the flower to the vellum and then the vase was added.  

I had an extra butterfly from a previous card so I just set it in place on the card with a Dimensional.  The butterfly is from the "Butterfly Gala" set.  

The words and border around the words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I was thinking that maybe I should have used Bermuda Bay or Soft Suede to stamp the words.  It's kind of dark at the bottom of the card.  But as I look at it, my eyes move from the words to the vase to the butterfly, so it's got the artistic movement that a piece of artwork should have.  So I guess it's okay!

This was a fun card to make and maybe next time I will use colored card stock.  LOL  But it was simple enough to just color it with the Blends Pen.  Either way, the job got done!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Just Because, Thinking of You Card

While looking for samples using the "Just Because" set I ran across this gem.  I loved the Balmy Blue background but I was thinking about not making it because there was fussy cutting involved.  I convinced myself to suck it up and cut out the piece.  It's not like it had a bunch of flowers all over the place, it was pretty simple cutting. You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The fold is on the left.  This card opens on the right.  

I cut the Night of Navy piece at 4-1/4" x 2-7/8".  The Balmy Blue layer was cut using the "Stitched Rectangles" die.  For those of you who don't have the dies, the piece measures 2-5/8" x just a hair shy of 4".  Line your card stock just on the edge of the 4" mark and you will be close enough.

I stamped the image from the "Just Because" set.  I did mask off the words but I don't know why I bothered, I was fussy cutting the image.  Just not thinking I guess! LOL  After the fussy cutting I colored the image using Blends Pens.  I used Night of Navy light.  Granny Apple Green, light and dark.  I also used Daffodil Delight, light and dark and just the light Pumpkin Pie.  I didn't get the same effect on the vase as the original image.  I read later that Balmy Blue Blends was used. I didn't have that color. So I took out my Night of Navy marker and my blender pen and worked in the color on the lighter side.  

The words are from the same set. I set them up in the Stamparatus so I could be sure to get them straight and I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  

I taped the layers together. I added the image using Dimensionals and for the final touch I used some glitter enamel dots that I colored with the Night of Navy Blends pen.  Let them dry a few minutes before using them. 

And that was it.  This was a pretty simple card to make and I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Butterfly Gala, Beauty Abounds, Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

I really LOVE butterflies.  The "Beauty Abounds" and "Butterfly Gala" sets have some fun butterflies to play with. I liked making this card because it was pretty quick and 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 Highland Heather.  And the focal piece was cut 3-3/4" x 5".  

I stamped the butterfly from the "Butterfly Gala" set using black Memento ink. I set them aside for a few minutes to dry.  In the meantime I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using black Memento ink.  I set it aside to dry.  Then I punched out the two butterflies.  I colored them using the Highland Heather Blends pens.  I just colored the whole butterfly with the light pen and then came back with the darker pen in the middle and on the edges.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set them aside.

I stamped the Highland Heather bubbles from the "Beauty ABounds" set.  Then I stamped some Lemon Lime Twist bubbles using the smaller bubble image.  

I took some gold thread and wrapped it around the 3-3/4" part of the card stock. I used a glue dot to hold the raw ends. Then I found center or close to it and pressed that into the glue dot to hold it.  Sometimes I twist them to give them a figure 8 look, it just depends on if the thread will cooperate.  I set the thread in place on the card front towards the bottom right.

I took the "Starburst" punch and punched out the Highland Heather piece from the same 4" x 5-1/4" piece that I am going to use for the layer.  No one will ever know it's missing.  I taped the Starburst piece to the word piece and added Dimensionals to the back.  

I taped the Highland Heather layer to the card base.  Then I taped the focal piece to the card base.  I added the word piece and then the butterflies.  See, I told you it was quick and simple!  Oh and pretty too!!
Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Masculine Birthday Card

One more "Geared Up Garage" card before I move onto something else.  This is such a fun set.  I found this card on Pinterest.  I only made a couple of changes to it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  I stamped the car image on it using Bermuda Bay ink and I sponged the edges with Bermuda Bay ink. I taped the piece to the card base.

Next I took a 4" x 1-7/8" piece of Sahara Sand card stock and textured it with the "Subtle" embossing folder. I cut a 4-1/8" x 2" piece of Sahara Sand card stock for the layer.  After texturing the smaller piece, I sponged the edges with Sahara Sand ink.  I taped those two layers together and I set them in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

I die cut the largest "Stitched Circle" die and stamped the bolts using Crushed Curry ink. I stamped the smoky part using Smoky Slate ink.  I set the circle in place on the top of the card using snail tape on the left and Dimensionals on the right.

Then I stamped and die cut the car out. I colored it with the Smoky Slate marker. I colored the lights in using the Crushed Curry marker.  I set the car in place using Dimensionals.

And for the final touch, I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I punched them out and set them in place on the Sahara Sand layer. I used snail tape on the left side and a Dimensional on the right. 

I didn't have any of the matching Baker's Twine like the original card did, but that's okay, I like it without it. 

This card was fun and easy to make.  I think it would also make a great Father's Day card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, May 13, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Father's Day Card, Masculine Card

I always seem to purchase a masculine set when the new catalog or occasions catalogs come out.  One can never have enough masculine sets, plus there aren't that many masculine sets out there. I found this card on Pinterest.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry.  On top of it is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry that was stamped with the car image from the "Geared Up Garage" set, using Crushed Curry ink.  The edges were sponged with Crushed Curry ink. The piece was set in place on the card base using snail tape.

I took a piece of Basic Gray card stock and die cut the largest "Stitched Circle".  I stamped the bolts and the "smoke" image using Basic Gray ink.  I set that in place on the card using Dimensionals.  

I stamped the card using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut it with the matching die.  I used a blender pen and Crushed Curry ink to color the car in.  I set the car in place using Dimensionals.  

Next I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and stamped the words.  They were set in place using snail tape on the right side and Dimensionals on the left side.  

This was a very quick and simple card to make.  I would like to make something like this using a different color and making it into a masculine birthday card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, April 2019 Paper Pumpkin


Today's card was a fun one.  I  found this card on Pinterest and wanted to make it but I got busy with our annual garage sale and I misplaced my Paper Pumpkin pieces.  Now that the sale was over and I was able to locate my stuff, I sat down at my clean table and worked on this card.  It did involve fussy cutting but I survived it! LOL


The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gray Granite.  It's not a color I thought I would use much, but it's starting to grow on me.  I had textured it using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  

I had cut one of the cards from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and used the blank side for the big white layer.  It was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  I took my Gray Granite marker and flicked the color on.  This is done by inserting the tip of the marker back inside the cap about 1/4" and pushing outward to cause the pen to flick ink.  It's pretty easy once you know what you are doing but I'm concerned that it will weaken the tips of my markers if done too much.

The other side of the note card has the round circle images.  Click on the photo to see the image closer.  It's a circle with little lines going through it.  It's a nice soft look.  That piece was cut 1-3/4" x 4-3/8".  I did save the other half, I'm going to make two cards, but not today.  

The thinner layer was from the same kit, it was another little note card.  I cut it at 1-1/8" x 4".  

Next I stamped three of the flower images using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I set them aside to dry while I stamped two leaf images using Mint Macaron ink.  I set them aside to dry. 

I took the word piece and stamped it using the words from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set and Gray Granite ink.  I set that aside to dry. 

Then I fussy cut the flower.  I cut the outside piece first.  Then I cut the center part (because it was easier to see than the second layer).  And lastly I cut the second layer.  After I was done cutting the flowers, I took my bone folder and curled the petals a bit.  Then I cut out the leaves and gave the center one a little curl.  

I took the white piece and taped the circle layer on the right side. Then I taped the word layer on top of that and off set it to the left.  

I taped the big flower piece on top of the two layers I just set in place.  Then I added the center layer of the flower using a Dimensional.  The center of the flower was added using a Dimensional as well.  

I taped the leaves in place and then I added the word piece using Dimensionals.  The kit came with some enamel dots.  I had used all but two of the Mint Macaron ones so I had to use some of the Flirty Flamingo ones.  

Now I was ready to add the white piece to the card front.  I set it in place with Dimensionals.  I thought the center of the flower looked to blah so I added a faceted gem to it and that did the trick!  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card and it was done.

I do like this card. It caught my eye on Pinterest and I is still appealing to me.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda





Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mother's Day Card, 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

While looking at a card on Pinterest that I wanted to make, I ran across this one.  This one is actually plan B because I could not find the stamp set from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I found the empty box. I have no idea where the other parts to the kit are.  My workroom is a HUGE mess, everything is piled on my counter and ledges.  My worktables are out in the garage for the garage sale, which ends this afternoon (yay).  I set the card base I had textured aside and got out my "Delicate Lace" edgelits and decided to make a different card I found on Pinterest.  You can see that card here.  

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

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Berry Burst card stock.  I still had some left. It's expiring at the end of the month.  I just angled the edgelit across the Berry Burst piece and ran it through the Big Shot to cut it out.  The original card used a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of card stock.  I didn't realize my piece wasn't the same size until I had it cut and was setting it on top of my card base.  But that's okay, I like it both ways.  I added the ribbon, taping the edges on the back and then adding a little piece to the front and tying a knot.  

Before I taped the Berry Burst piece in place, I stamped the words from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  Then I taped the Berry Burst piece in place.

I added some rhinestones to the Berry Burst piece and the card was done.

This was a super quick and pretty card to make!  I may make another one down the road sometime making it either a wedding or birthday card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, May 10, 2019

Geared Up Garage, Masculine Card, Father's Day

The "Geared Up Garage" set is a great masculine set to play with.  It can be used to make a fun birthday or Father's Day card.  Or a card for the guy you know that LOVES cars!

This is a very easy card to make.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gray Granite.  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 Basic Black card stock.  

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Route" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I stamped the car image using black Memento ink.  Before I set that piece aside, I set it on top of the Whisper White piece and slid it down a little and drew a line so I knew where not to stamp.

I stamped the car using black Memento ink.  I stamped the smoke using Gray Granite ink. I stamped it close to the back of the card and without inking it up again, I stamped it to the right of the first puff of smoke.  

The "Best Dad" is from the "Geared Up Garage" set and I stamped it using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the matching dies.  

I taped the DSP to the Whisper White piece. I took a piece of black ribbon and taped the ends to the backside. I took the ribbon, still on the spool and slipped it under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. I like making my knots this way because I can slide it to where I think it looks best.  Then I taped the piece to the Basic Black piece.  The Basic Black piece was taped to the card base.  I added the words piece using a Dimensional.  And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

I really like this set and I think I'll be playing with it a bit more. I do have one regret though, I didn't buy the DSP that was offered with the set. There's some really fun designs in that pack. I will not be buying anything right now because I'm saving for the new catalog that will be released in a few weeks.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Varied Vases, Itty Bitty Greetings, Mother's Day Card

Today's card is much like yesterday's card in using the "Varied Vases" set.  The site I found the card on had four fun looking ones to make.  I only made two of them.  You can see the original card here.  

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

I cut the stitched rectangles.  The one on the left measures 1-13/16" x 3-3/16".  The top rectangles measure 1-3/16" x 1-11/16", I die cut two of those.  And the bottom rectangle measures 1-7/8" x 2-7/8".  

I made this card much like I the one from yesterday.  I stamped the leaves on the top three rectangles using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I drew in the stems and then I stamped the vase using black Memento ink and I stamped the flowers using Real Red ink.  I punched all the pieces out.  I used Dimensionals to put them together.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. 

All of the rectangles were set in place using Dimensionals and that was all. It was a quick and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Varied Vases, Mother's Day Cards

I really like the "Varied Vases" set and I have not used it as much as I would have hoped I would. I love it because it has a matching punch. I'm SO not into fussy cutting much anymore! I've gotten spoiled by all the punches and dies.

This was a quick and fun card to make and I especially like the layout.  I found the card here on Pinterest.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a stitched rectangle.  It's the third one in the wider rectangles in the package.  It measures 1-13/16" x 3-3/16".  Just in case you don't have the stitched rectangles and want to cut plain rectangles.

Next I stamped the images. The vase was stamped using black Memento ink.  I did not pay attention to where the vase image was from on the original card.  I just used what I had in the "Varied Vases" set.  I punched it out and set it aside.  

I stamped the flower three times using Real Red ink and punched them out. 

I set the vase on the rectangle for placement.  I took a pencil and drew a light line at the top of the vase so I knew where to set it again once I was done stamping the leaves.  I used Pear Pizzazz to stamp the leaves.  I used the Pear Pizzazz marker to draw the stems in.  After drawing the stems in, I erased the pencil line.

I set the rectangle on top of the card base for placement so I knew where to stamp the words.  The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

I used small Dimensionals to attach the vase and flowers to the rectangle.  I also added Dimensionals to the back of the rectangle and set it in place.  And that was it. It's a pretty quick and cute card.  I would like to try this layout with some other images (in the near future - I hope!).

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Mother's Day Card using April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I thought I would play with the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit one last time before I pack it away and stack it in the ever growing piles of Paper Pumpkin boxes!  One of these days I will need to go through them and decide what to do with all the stuff inside.  I'm such a pack rat!  While looking through Pinterst I found a fun card to make.  I SO love the flower from this Paper Pumpkin kit.  You can see the original card here. I did change it a little because I didn't have all of the same materials.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  

I cut a 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the flower using Mint Macaron ink.  I had stamped the flower three times.  I added Mint Macaron leaves and I set the piece aside.  I cut a Basic Black piece for the layer measuring 4-3/4" x 3-1/2".  I taped the two layers together and I taped the layers to the card base.

Next I took one of the printed images from the kit and cut it 1-1/4" and I left the length (which was 5").  I used the "Triple Banner" punch to cut the end of the strip.  I took a piece of Whisper White organza ribbon and taped the ends to the back of the strip.  Then I taped that strip in place on top of the stamped flowers image.  

I stamped the words using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the stitched circle die. I also die cut a Mint Macaron scalloped circle. I taped those two layers together.  I set the word layers in place using Dimensionals.  I added some Mint Macaron enamel dots that came with the kit and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I'd like to make more but not any time soon, I need to put this set away and move onto something else that will be retiring soon.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, May 06, 2019

Abstract Impressions, Itty Bitty Greetings, Mother's Day Card

Today I am sitting at a tv tray with my computer screen, keyboard and mouse (without the pad) because my large worktable is out in the garage being used for the HUGE garage sale that will open on Thursday. Our neighborhood has a sale every year for the last 35 years.  It's crazy here but you sure can get rid of a lot of your stuff!  I feel like I'm sitting at a desk in an elementary school classroom! LOL  It's only for 6 more days and I'm sure I will survive it!  You'll hear about it if I don't!!! Feeling sorry for you already! LOL

Okay, onto today's card.  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side. The fold is at the top and the opening is at the bottom.  You can use whatever  orientation you'd like your card to be. It won't effect the look of the card.

I die cut the flower layer using the "Springtime Impressions" thinlits.  I used Melon Mambo card stock. I glued the piece in place.

Next I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut a stitched square that measured about 2-1/8" x 2-1/8".  I stamped the stems first using Granny Apple Green and Pear Pizzazz inks.  I used the Pear Pizzazz ink on the wider stems and the Granny Apple Green on the thinner stems. 

I stamped the flowers wrong.  Yes, you can do this wrong but it still looks okay. I may just add a little bit of Daffodil Delight marker to the centers of each of my flowers to offset the error.  I had used Melon Mambo first instead of Flirty Flamingo ink to make the flowers.  Had I used the Flirty Flamingo first the highlights on the flowers would have shown up  nicer. I tried to go over the flowers with the Flirty Flamingo color but it didn't do much at all.  So I am going with the Daffodil Delight to make it look a bit better.  I didn't want to redo the image because of my limited work space.

After the flower fiasco, I die cut a Granny Apple Green scalloped square. I taped the square pieces together. 

Next I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using black Memento ink.  And to finish up the card I used Dimensionals to attach the square layers to the front of the card.  And the card was complete (well, not mine.  Mine needs the Daffodil Delight color in the center of each flower and then it will be complete!!!).

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Sunday, May 05, 2019

Sheltering Tree, Thinking of You Card

Today I decided to play with the "Sheltering Tree" set.  It will be retiring and I know I have not played with it much.  And I also needed to find a set that I could make a quick card with.  Next week is the annual garage sale and we need to get the garage set up for it.  I'm usually ready for the sale when it rolls around.  I'm one who prices and boxes stuff when I run across it so I don't have to scramble to get everything priced a week or so before the sale.  I have to scramble enough just to get the garage cleaned up and set up!  But I will have help with it so all is good!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Berry Burst (which is retiring soon too and I still have some sheets left to use up!).  And the focal piece is a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock.

First I stamped the base of the tree using Early Espresso ink.  Then I stamped the blossoms using Berry Burst ink.

Next I stamped the swing using Gray Granite ink.

The grass was stamped using Garden Green ink.  

And lastly the words were stamped using Early Espresso ink.  And that was it for the stamping. I just taped the two layers together and then taped them to the card base.  

Such a sweet and simple card.  And it reminds me of the miniature crab trees in the backyard that are getting ready to bloom.  I will post a photo when they bloom.  I can't wait to open the patio window and let that sweet smell in my home!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Healing Hugs, April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Mother's Day Card

I was looking for a fun card to make and I found this one on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here, I did change it a little.  

I loved the flowers and I thought it was something from the new catalog that will be released in about a month.  I have mixed feelings with teasers.  LOL  But this wasn't a teaser.  This flower was from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you didn't purchase the Paper Pumpkin kit, the "Healing Hugs" set will work.  The flower will be a bit more solid, which will still be pretty.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8 piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  And on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.

I stamped the middle flower first using Merry Merlot ink.  Then I stamped the bottom flower using Blushing Bride ink.  And then I stamped the top flower using Flirty Flamingo. I did mask the middle flower before stamping the top flower. 

I continued to use the mask to stamp the leaves.  I used Mossy Meadow for the leaves.  

The words are from the same Paper Pumpkin kit and I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.  I die cut them using an oval die.  I die cut the Mossy Meadow oval from the 4-1/8" x 5-3/8 piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  This time I remembered to die cut from the center of the piece before I taped them together!  Sometimes the mind does remember things!  Now where was I?  LOL

I taped the layers together and then I taped the ovals together.  I set the ovals in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Now I have my mom's Mother's Day card done!  The original card using some (what looks like) Daffodil Delight in the center of the flowers.  I may color some in, the centers do look like they need something.

This was a fun and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda
  

Friday, May 03, 2019

Petal Palette, Congratulations Card

I was looking around Pinterest to find a fun card using the "Petal Palette" set.  I thought this card looked like it would be a good one because it had some fun elements going on.  You can see the original card here.  There is also a video tutorial to follow along if you need to.  Though the card was easy enough to make.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  On top of that is a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Berry Burst. I chose Berry Burst because I had some matching ribbon and I had a little bit of card stock left.  The Berry Burst color expires at the end of this month.

On top of the Berry Burst layer is a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Very Vanilla.  The Very Vanilla piece was stamped using the branch/leaf image and So Saffron ink.  My ink turned out darker than the on the original card.  I took my Berry Burst marker and I flicked the thicker end off the inside edge of the cap to get some speckles.  The video shows what I am talking about here. It's a little difficult to describe.  Once you have the cap off, insert the tip of the marker in about 1/4" and then flick it out of the cap and it should splatter.  When I first hear of someone flicking the marker on the cap I was tapping mine on the cap and had no luck at all. All I could figure was that they must have had a very juicy marker.  Now I know where I went wrong! LOL

The instructions said to sponge on some Crumb Cake ink on the doily.  The video had the old doilies.  Here I just used the backside of the new doilies. 

The bird was stamped using black Memento ink. I should have stamped it using Crumb Cake or maybe Early Espresso.  But I just left it the way it was. I die cut the bird with the die that are with the  "Petal Palette" bundle. I sponged the bird with some So Saffron ink.

I stamped the words from the "Petal Palette" set using Soft Suede ink.  I die cut them with the tag die and then sponged the edges with So Saffron ink. 

The lacy part is a die from the bundle and gold foil card stock was used.

To assemble tape or glue the doily in place.  Then the gold foil lacy piece on top of that.  The words went on next.  The bird was set in place using Dimensionals and the bow was added.  It's pretty simple and I do like how my version turned out.  

This was fun and I would like to make one using Pacific Point ink, I think it could be pretty!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Petal Palette, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Share What You Love, Birthday Card

Here is one of the stamped and die cut images I had in the "Petal Palette" stamp set.  I thought I would play with it today and this is what I came up with. I used the same layout that I did when I made a card in April.  You can see that card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I centered and taped a 3-3/4" x 2-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Share What You Love" 12" x 12" package.  

The top layer was cut 4-7/8" x 3-5/8".  I used  the "Stitched Rectangle" die that measured about 3-1/8" x 2-7/8". I centered it on the Whisper White piece and then I ran it through by Big Shot to cut it.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I colored the flower image from the "Petal Palette" set using Poppy Parade and Mint Macaron Blends pens, light and dark.  I set the image on top of the Whisper White die cut piece and I flipped it over. I took a pencil and drew a couple of lines so I knew where NOT to put any tape. I taped the image to the die cut piece.  

Next I added Dimensionals to the back of the die cut piece and I centered it on top of the card base and the card was done. 

I thought this was a super easy and quick card to make. I am going to miss this stamp set when it retires at the end of the month.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Petal Palette, Itty Bitty Greetings, Sympathy Card

I was looking on Google for a fun card to make using the "Petal Palette" set and I found this super quick and easy card.  I inadvertently hit a key on my keyboard and the next thing I know the page was refreshing and I couldn't get back to where I was at.  What I had copied here was the Whisper White piece and the Basic Black card base.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 5-1/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White that I had stamped the leaf spring using black Memento ink. The leaf sprig is from the "Petal Palette" set that will soon be retiring.  I really like that set and I will be sad to see it go.  Though I usually say that about sets that I really like and what ends up happening is that something new and better comes along and I like the new one even more and rarely look back at the retired one.  And that's how you end up with a room full (and I mean full) of stamp sets! You could use a full sheet of Whisper White and fill it with the leaf springs and have a "One Sheet Wonder" and you could get 5 cards from that one sheet.  I didn't do that because I only needed one sympathy card.  It does me no good to have cards in a stash, I always feel I need to make a fresh one when I need a card.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink. I used the "Classic Label" punch to punch it out. I set the words in place using Dimenisonals.

For the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.  See, I told you it was quick and easy!

I'll have to play with that set again. When I opened up the case there were a lot of die cut pieces in a baggie in there just waiting for me to create something with them.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda