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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sailing Home, Masculine Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found a fun card on Pinterest that used the "Sailing Home" set.  I made a few little changes.  You can see the original card here

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

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Night of Navy that was textured using the new "High Seas" embossing folder.  I had to use a shim (a piece of thick cardboard from some glitter paper) because the die seemed a bit thin.  I taped the embossed piece onto the card base.

I cut a 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" strip of the "Come Sail Away" Designer Series Paper (DSP). I punched the end with the "Triple Banner" punch.  I used to struggle with how long I needed to cut my strips to punch the ends.  Many times I would just punch a long strip and trim it at the top.  But all you need to do is know how long you want it and add 1/4".  Once it's punched it's back to the length you wanted.  As simple as that!  I taped the strip on top of the  Night of Navy embossed piece.

Then I cut a 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of the striped DSP from the same "Come Sail Away" DSP package.  I taped it in place on the card.

I die cut a strip, it looks like a rope.  It's from the "Smooth Sailing" die cuts.  I die cut it using Crumb Cake card stock.  I glued it in place across the center of the striped DSP piece.

Using Whisper White card stock, I die cut a stitched circle using the largest circle die.  I stamped the sail boat and birds from the "Sailing Home" set using Night of Navy ink.  Then I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I colored in the mast and cabin using my Crumb Cake marker.  I added some Smoky Slate marker to the left sides of the sails.  And the Real Red marker was used to color the boat. I didn't use the Blends Pens because the ink was not dye based.  Night of Navy ink is water based and the Blends Pens could make the ink bleed.  I have tried coloring over water based inks.  It can be done if you are REALLY fast!  I didn't want to take any chances because I didn't want to have to redo it!  After the coloring was done, I set the circle in place using Dimensionals.  

And for the final touch, I die cut the knotted rope image using Crumb Cake card stock.  I glued it in place and the card was done.

This was a fun masculine card to make!  Super easy and quick.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greeting, Masculine Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

The "Sailing Home" set was a must have for me.  It was the first sailing set I have purchased. I've seen other ones but this one caught my eye. Perhaps is it came with matching dies.  NO fussy cutting.  The "Sailing Away" set was fun but I never purchased it.  The sail boat in the old set was a lot larger than the one in this set.

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 Daffodil Delight.  Punch out a 1-3/8" circle for the sun before taping the card stock on the card base. I like to try to punch around the area that the circle is going to be set.  I get close but not spot on and it really doesn't matter, it won't show.

Next I took a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White and I textured it using the new "High Seas" 3D embossing folder.  Then I taped the piece on top of the Daffodil Delight.

I cut a 1-1/2" x 3-7/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6" x 6" paper stacks.  There's some fun designs in there and you get a lot of pieces for your money! I have yet to use up a pack of these papers.  I taped the DSP to the bottom of the Whisper White piece.

I stamped the sail boat on a piece of Whisper White and then die cut it.  I colored it in using Blends Pens.  I colored the boat with Light Night of Navy and the end of the boat with Dark Night of Navy.  I colored the left sides of the sails using light Balmy Blue.  I colored the mast and the cabin of the boat with light Crumb Cake.  And I added a little Balmy Blue light and dark to the water.  

I die cut the ships wheel using a piece of scrap Crumb Cake card stock. 

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greeting" set.  I stamped them using Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut them with the fun stitched ribbon die that is in the "Smooth Sailing" matching dies.  

I glued the sun in place. I thought that snail tape wasn't strong enough to hold it due to the texture of the embossed piece.  I would think that Tear & Tape should hold it.  

I set the sail boat in place using Dimensionals.  

I cut four little pieces of Dimensionals and set them on the thick round part of the ships wheel die.  I set that in place on the left of the card.  I added a gold pearl to the center of the wheel.

I also set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  I'm thinking I should have stamped the birds in the upper right area but I had already textured the piece.  Maybe if I ever make this card again I will add the birds.

This was a fun and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 28, 2019

Daisy Lane, Butterfly Wishes, Detailed Bands Dies, Birthday Card

I found this card on Pinterest and it even has a video! The video is easy to follow along with. You can see it here. When I saw this card I knew I wanted to make it.  I love the "Detailed Bands" dies.  I had to order them.  They are SO elegant and will make GREAT wedding cards.  On and not only just wedding cards, but super easy and quick wedding cards if you used background papers.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock that was textured using the "Tufted" embossing folder.  Then the piece was sprayed with some glitter mist.  It actually showed up in the photo.  The whole piece has a nice sparkle to it.  

Next I die cut the Mint Macaron "Detailed Band" piece.  I did trim the sides once I set it in place on the Blackberry Bliss piece.  I glued this piece in place and I only glued the center part.  

Then I stamped the small flowers from the "Daisy Lane" set. I stamped six of them using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I taped two together so I had three flowers. I added a Dimensional behind two of them.

I didn't have the colored vellum so I took my Mint Macaron Blends Pen and colored it in and then punched it using the "Leaf Punch".  I punched out four of them.  I pressed my thumbnail to the center and pressed down and pushed the sides of the leaf up on the front and back of my thumb to make a light crease in the leaf.  You can also do this with your stylus.  "Draw" a line and fold the leaf slightly.

Then I stamped the words from the "Butterfly Wishes" set using Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  The edges were sponged with Blackberry Bliss ink and then were set inside the Mint Macaron piece using Dimensionals.  

The flowers were set in place.  The one on the left was set using Dimensionals and then two leaves were glued in under the flower. I did trim the stem a bit before gluing them in place.  The bottom right flower was set in place with glue, no Dimensional.  And the third flower was set in place using a Dimensional.  The center of the flowers were embellished with the gold faceted gems.  And the last two leaves were added. I did cut the stems a bit on those too.   

And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.  It's SO pretty.  This card was easy and fun to make. I love the new little daisy stamp and punch, such fun!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Butterfly Wishes, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Oh SO soft and pretty.  I saw this card on the internet and of course I just had to make it. You can see the original card here.  This card is not only pretty but easy to make too.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  I cut the card stock in half on the 8-1/2" side and the score line is on the long side at 5-1/2".  This card is folded on the left and opens on the right.

I stamped the branch image using Crumb Cake ink that was stamped off once.  I think it would have been less work and time to use Versa Mark.  And I think the ink would look more even.

Then I stamped the same image after I colored it in using Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers.  I huffed on the image and then stamped it on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I die cut the image using the new "Stitched Nested Labels" dies.  I used the second largest one.  Then I die cut a Basic Black one using the third largest die.  

Next I stamped the greetings from the same "Butterfly Wishes" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink. I did this after I die cut the piece.

I used removable tape on the back of the Whisper White piece.  I cut the Basic Black piece in half and set them on the back of the Whisper White piece. I used removable tape because I wanted to be able to lift the Whisper White piece up after I got the Basic Black pieces set in place.  I added permanent tape to the Basic Black pieces and made sure the Whisper White piece was lined up and I set them in place on the Crumb Cake card base.  I lifted the Whisper White piece up and pressed the Basic Black piece in place.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the Whisper White piece and set it back in place on the Basic Black pieces.  

I stamped the butterflies from the same set.  I used Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp them. I fussy cut them out because there is no die or punch.  But it was only two and I was excited to make this card so it okay.  I bent the wings up a little and added pieces of a Dimensional to the back of the center part of the butterflies and set them in place on the Whisper White piece. I added a gold pearl to the center of each butterfly and on either side of the words and that was it!!!

I thought this was a very fun and easy card to make, even with the fussy cutting.  It's also a quick card too.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June 2019 Alternative Paper Pumpkin, Perennial Birthday, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm adding a couple more cards I made using the materials in the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Here's a Card, Perennial Essence, Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Isn't it pretty?  I just LOVE it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, June 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

I taped that in place on top of the DSP.  

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Magnolia Lane, Thinking of You Card

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

Today's card is a very simple one.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, June 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Perennial Essence, Thinking of You Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Waterfront, Masculine Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trees were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink.  

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

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

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

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

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

Once again I find myself doing some sponging in of colors.  It's not one of my favorite techniques but I like it much better now that I have all of my sponge daubers in a container instead of just taking a clean one each time I want to sponge. I labeled the daubers and now they will never need to be washed, plus they are all in one place and ready to use.  

Today's card was, all in all, pretty fun to make.  I did have to use some retired Designer Series Paper (DSP) because my order doesn't arrive until Thursday afternoon.  That translates into "you have to use retired stuff until then".  The "Dandelion Wishes" stamp set is not retired, so if you want to make a card like this, just substitute the DSP for something current, or if you want to use up retired papers or other papers you have, go for it!!!  It's an easy enough layout.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  The DSP was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped that to the Basic Black layer.  

I cut a 2" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White and I stamped the dandelion image from the "Dandelion Wishes" set.  I used the image that has the three dandelions instead of the single one.  I used Versa Mark to stamp them and I sprinkled them with clear embossing powder.  I heat embossed them and then I sat down to do my sponging.

For my sponging I used Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather.  I taped the panel to a 2-1/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock.  I taped that panel to the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with the stitched circle die and then I die cut a scalloped circle die using Basic Black card stock for the layer.  I taped the circles together and then I used Dimensionals to affix them to the front of the card.

I used some sequins from the "Iridescent" sequin assortment.  And much to my surprise, they were not retired!!!  YAY!!!  I glued the sequins in place and the card was done.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Dragonfly Dreams, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

 Today I have fun playing with the "Vellum View" technique.  You can see another card I had made using that technique here.  

This is a very fun and quick card to make.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of the thicker vellum, card stock vellum.  I set the piece aside.

I cut a 6" x 4" piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock and I folded it in half.  It now measures 3" x 4".  I taped it to the inside of the card.

I cut a 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the flower from the "Abstract Impressions" set using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I taped that piece on top of the Gorgeous Grape piece that's taped inside the card.

The words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  I stamped them on top of the vellum using black StazOn ink. This set is retired but I liked the font used here.  


I die cut a dragonfly from the "Dragonfly Dreams" set.  I set the dragonfly in place using Dimensionals.  I colored over the entire dragonfly with the Wink of Stella pen. I wanted it to have some shimmer.

I added a 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the Gorgeous Grape piece and the card was done.

I liked making this card. It was super quick and simple to do.  The stamping of the flowers took the most time and those were pretty quick to stamp too.  I had no whining or complaining as I made this card!!! LOL

In a couple more days my new stuff will be here and I won't have to work so hard to use what I have that is current.  So sad, isn't it?  I should be using what I have. 

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, June 10, 2019

Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

I found a fun video on Pinterst to make this card. So I thought I would give it a try.  Some videos miss steps, assuming that you know what you are doing.  Some don't explain things well and sometimes your card doesn't turn out the way the original card looks.  Well, mine turned out they way I expected and hoped it would.  I made a couple minor changes, one because of the item and one because I didn't watch the video first and then play along.  I assumed.  LOL  You can see the video here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Coastal Cabana card stock.  This card opens on the right.

What I did first was cut a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and I sponged on the colors.  I used dauber sponges.  I didn't have the Grapefruit Grove color ink, so I lightly used Pumpkin Pie ink.  I thought it was odd to sponge in the darker colors first.  Kind of a rule of thumb in the artists world that you start with the lighter colors and go darker.  But here I sponged on Coastal Cabana ink, then Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie (lightly or Grapefruit Grove if you have it) and Mango Melody.  

You will use the embossing buddy before you stamp the image from "Dandelion Wishes" using black Memento ink.  Then you will stamp the flying seeds image using Versa Mark and heat emboss them with silver embossing powder.  It's kind of hard to see it's silver here but it is.  Maybe you can see it if you click on the photo to enlarge it.  Once the embossing is done the strip was taped to a 2-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Silver Foil card stock.  

The dandelion image was stamped on the card front using Versa Mark ink.  Then the strip was taped on. 

The words are from the same set and stamped using black Memento ink.  I die cut it with a circle that was just a little smaller than the "Starburst" punched piece of Highland Heather. I sponged Highland Heather on the circle but the instructions said to use Coastal Cabana.  I think this way looks just fine so now you have two choices when you get to this part.  

Silver thread was wound around spread fingers about 5 or 6 times and then gathered together and attached to the circled.  The instructions have you sandwiching them between the circle and the starburst piece.  I didn't do that.  I had already taped my circles together before I got to that part. So mine were affixed to the back of the starburst piece.  Then the piece was set in place using Dimensionals.  A few rhinestones were set on the card and a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla was taped to the inside of the card and it was done.  

I REALLY like how this card turned out.  The silver seeds, shiny rhinestones, silver foil and silver thread all make this card just sparkle!  I can see myself making this again sometime.  Or using these elements to make a different card.  I love all that silver on the card.  Oh and I actually had all the stuff (and it was not retired) to make this card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Better Together, May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Birthday Card

Today I wanted to play with the flowered note cards in my May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I liked the images on the note cards but I just don't do note cards, so I converted almost all of mine into a regular size greeting card.  And this is what I came up with today.  You can do this with some of the current stamps and Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You can do this with your stash of retired DSP too and get rid of some of them a quick and easy way!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the cute flower from the Paper Pumpkin kit using Mossy Meadow ink that I stamped off once before stamping on the card base. 

Next I took the floral note card and cut it to 3-1/2" x 2-1/2".  I also cut the Mossy Meadow layer for behind the floral note piece.  That measured 3-5/8" x 2-5/8".  I taped those two layers together and taped them to the left side of the card.

I looked through my stamp sets to find a larger "happy birthday".  I needed something that would take up some serious real estate here but not to cover the whole card front.  I found these words in the "Better Together" set. I did look them up in the new catalog and they are not in there. So this is another set that I need to add to the retired pile. I still have not take the time to pull all the retired sets from my stash.  I will need to do this before my new stuff arrives.  But for now I'll just use what I have and look it up as I use it and deal with it that way.

I stamped the words using Mossy Meadow ink (I did not stamp off).  I had set the words in my Stamparatus and stamped them that way. I didn't like how the ink didn't cover everywhere so I inked up the image again and stamped it one more time.  I liked how nice and dark and crisp and clear it was so I removed it and die cut it with the "Stitched Oval" dies.  I also die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval at the same time.  I taped the two ovals together.  I set the ovals in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

I punched out two of the flowers from the kit and I glued them to the oval.  I was going to use snail tape but I thought glue would be better.  

I think the card is kind of blah. Perhaps it could use some Wink of Stella or something in the center of each flower, though I think that might be too much.  Maybe just the flower centers of the ones that are on the oval.  I don't know. I just think it needs something.

It was a fun card to make and I am thinking of making another one using the new stuff once it arrives.  And then I'll probably take some of my old retired DSP (I have tons of it) and some that I had gotten at Michael's and JoAnn's (I might even still have some from Archiver's) and put together some cards for the craft fair. I try not to hoard.  But I do end up with lots of leftovers! Though with layouts like this I can use them up!  This layout will work for a get well, thinking of you, sympathy, Mother's Day, thank you cards as well as the birthday card.  I LOVE versatility!

Thank  you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 08, 2019

All Geared Up, Masculine Birthday or Father's Day Card

I got out my "All Geared Up" stamp set and thought I would make a masculine card.  I had mixed feelings about this card.  Ever since this set came out I would play with it now and then and regretted not getting the Designer Series Paper (DSP) to go with it.  Well, after cleaning in my workroom, I had found the 6" x 6" DSP with my other 6" x 6" DSP stacks.  So all this time I could have been playing with it.  See, that is how messy my workroom was.  But now that I have sorted through my papers I should be able to find things better.  It just got out of control.

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 DSP from the "Classic Garage" 6" x 6" paper stack.  Now you could take the car image and Versa Mark ink and stamp over some Basic Black card stock and emboss it with white embossing powder and you'd have a close look to this.  Or maybe white craft ink on black or gray card stock.  But I'm using the DSP since I have it!  Sometimes I wish that Stampin' Up! would carry over their DSP to the next catalog.  Some of it is so pretty and fun that it should carry over.

Okay, back to my card.  I die cut a Whisper White circle, mine is 2-5/8" and I also die cut a scalloped circle a little bit larger.  I also cut some gears at the same time.  I stamped some bolts on the Whisper White circle using Smoky Slate ink that was stamped off once.  I taped it to the Real Red card stock and I taped those layers to the DSP.

I stamped the car on Whisper White card stock and die cut it out.  I colored it with both the light and dark Real Red Blends pens.  I colored the grill using light Smoky Slate and the lights were colored in using light Daffodil Delight Blends.  I set the car in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words on a 3-1/8" x 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I also cut a 3-1/4" x 7/8" piece of Real Red for the layer. I taped those two pieces together and I set them in place using Dimensionals.  I glued the gears in place and added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done. 

I do like playing with this set.  I am going to have to look in the new catalog and see what DSP they have to go with it. I would love to play with it more.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, June 07, 2019

It Starts With Art, New 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I struggled with this set in a number of ways.  First I struggled to find some samples on the internet to copy or for inspiration.  I did end up finding this one which I changed a bit due to the supplies I had on hand. You can see the original card here.  I like it because it used the buttons embossing folder, which I do not have. I only have this set because my sister attended "On Stage" and received this set.  She gave it to me but I will probably be giving it back to her because I find it very difficult to work with.  The set also comes with matching die cuts, but all I had was the set so I had to do fussy cutting.  I was okay with that but I just kept thinking of what I could do with this card.  

I even struggled with the title here.  I usually type in the name of the set and then add a comma and the type of card it is, such as birthday, get well, etc.  I would think this may fall under the "Friendship" category.  I couldn't even work this into any other category.  I like sets that are versatile.  This one is not.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that was embossed with the "Lace" embossing folder.  I taped that to the card base.

Then I cut a 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Pumpkin Pie Designer Series paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" paper pack.  Mine is retired but there's new designs in the new catalog.  But I'm using what I had.

I cut a 4-1/2" x 5/8" strip of Bermuda Bay DSP.  And then I cut a 4" x 1/2" strip of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  

I taped the Pumpkin Pie DSP to the embossed piece.  Then I taped the Bermuda Bay piece down and finally the Rich Razzleberry strip.  

Next I die cut the largest square "Stitched" die.  I set that in place using Dimsnsionals.  I didn't stamp the words on because I thought I could find something else that would work.

I had stamped the images using black Memento ink. I fussy cut all the pieces out.  I colored them using both light and dark Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry Blends pens.  I taped the pens in place using snail tape.  I set the spools in place using Dimensionals and the words are from the same "It Starts With Art" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink and used the "Classic Label" punch to punch them out. I taped the left side and used a small Dimensional on the right side. Before I set it in place I took the dark Rich Razzleberry Blends pen and ran the edge of the card stock along the side of the pen.  

I think I had more fun doing the fussy cutting than I did making the card.  And you know how much I love fussy cutting!  LOL  I just can't see myself using this set in the future.  I do like how the original card looks but can't for the life of me figure out who to give the card to and why.  This set is cute, but it's not my taste.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Perennial Birthday, Birthday Card

Are you ready for a super simple and unbelievable quick card?  I was amazed at how quickly this card went, from start to finish.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is the focal piece.  I had die cut the squares.  I used the second and third largest squares in the set.  If you don't have those squares the pieces measured 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" for the Blushing Bride piece.  The flowered image is from the retired "Share What You Love" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  That piece measured 2-5/8" x 2-5/8".  I plan to remake this card using some new DSP when my order arrives.  

I set the largest square on top of my card front so I could see where the word placement would go.

The words are from the "Perennial Birthday" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.

Next I taped the two pieces together and set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  There is an 11/16" space between the edges of the card base and the focal piece on all three sides. 

The card still needed a little something, so I added three pearls between the focal piece and the words.  And that was it.  Super quick, simple and very pretty!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card, Bokeh Technique

Today's card was a fun find from Pinterest.  I wanted to try the "Bokeh" technique again.  I haven't done it in a while and I didn't seem to have any negative thoughts about it, so I assumed it was an okay technique to do! LOL

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black.  This card opens on the right.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mint Macron card stock and textured it with the "Tufted" embossing folder.  I taped it to the card base.

I cut a 4" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock and sponged in some colors.  Here started out with Daffodil Delight, then Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape. 

The technique is to take white ink and sponge circles all over the piece.  I punched out a 3/4" and 1" circle.  The white ink doesn't seem to dry nicely so I did hop on over to my heat embossing tool and I dried the ink.  

Next I stamped the image from the "Dandelion Wishes" using black Memento ink.  I also used my heat tool to dry it.  I was sort of in a hurry.  Though I'm sure if I would have set it aside while I worked on the words, it probably would have been dry by the time I needed it.

I taped the stamped piece to a 4" x 2-3/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And then I taped that to the card front.

I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut a stitched circle, a Basic Black scalloped circle and a Bermuda Bay circle.  I die cut them all at the same time.

I stamped some dandelion seeds on the word piece using Bermuda Bay ink that was stamped off three times. I wanted it very light.  I did make sure that the one seed was sort of straight up so I could add a rhinestone later.  I taped the three layers together and I set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  

I tied a bow and used a glue dot to hold it in place just below the stem.  I added two rhinestones, one on the word piece and one in the center of the large dandelion.  

And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card.  And that was it!

This was a fun and easy technique and a fun card to make too!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Varied Vases, Birthday Card

Today I'm playing with the "Varied Vases" set.  It's in the current catalog.  I just placed my order this morning and now I wait for my new stuff to come.  I wait patiently!!! LOL  But in the meantime I will play with sets that are in the current catalog. 

I saw this card when I was going to place my order this morning.  You can see the original card here.  I changed it a little but it's still 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 Melon Mambo.  And on top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

I stamped the vases first and then the flowers.  I colored the flowers on the left using the Melon Mambo marker. The flowers in the center I used Mango Melody ink and the flower stamp.  And for the flowers on the right I used the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.  The tulip was stamped using black Memento ink on Melon Mambo card stock and then punched out.  I set it in place using a small Dimensional.

I colored the inside of the vases with the light Petal Pink Blends pen.

I cut a 2-1/4" x 3-7/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP), mine is from the now retired "Share What You Love" pack.  I taped the DSP to the bottom of the card and then took a piece of Melon Mambo ribbon and taped the ends on the backside.  I tied a knot in the front with a smaller piece of ribbon.  

The words are from the "Southern Serenade" set, which I believe is retired as well.  I need to get my stamp sets sorted out so the retired stuff is on a different shelf.  Though the words don't matter, you will find what you like or need and put it in that space anyway.  I stamped the words on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut them with the stitched oval die and then die cut a Melon Mambo scalloped circle.  I taped the ovals together and then set them in place using Dimensionals.  

And for the final touch, I added a couple of small pearls to the flowers on the left.  And that was it.  I thought it was a pretty simple card and a pretty card at that!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, June 03, 2019

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

Yup, you guessed it. I still have some May 2019 Paper Pumpkin pieces left.  Actually I have lots of them but I'm hoping to use them up by duplicating some of the cards I have already made. I am on a quest to use up the items in the kit.  Too many times I just make a card or two and then move onto something else.  I'm going to try harder to make cards from the kits and use up the pieces.  

Today's card was found on Pinterest. I did make a few little changes but it's pretty close to the original card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  On top of that is taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Suede card stock that was textured using the "Pinewood Planks" embossing folder.  On top the Soft Suede piece is taped a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Very Vanilla.  And the focal piece is from the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  The piece was cut to 3-3/8" x 4-5/8".  

I colored the leaves using the light Old Olive Blends pen. I colored the flower buds using the light Real Red Blends pen.  The tiny buds were colored using the light Bermuda Bay Blends pen.  Click on the photo to see a closer look.

I colored the eggs using a blender pen and the Balmy Blue marker.  I added white dots using the chalk marker.  I colored above the eggs using the Crushed Curry marker.  And I colored the nest using the So Saffron marker. I also colored over some of the Crushed Curry area to soften it a bit.  I taped this piece to the Very Vanilla piece on the card.

The words were stamped on a piece that came in the kit.  I had stamped Soft Suede on it using the splatter image in the kit. I did stamp off two times before I stamped onto the piece. 

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I used Soft Suede ink to stamp them.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.

The feather is from the kit. I punched it out and set it in place using two small Dimensionals.  

I thought it was a pretty card and would make a great masculine birthday card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda