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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I took the day off yesterday to regroup and catch up on my rest. I've been SO tired.  Too many things going on and of course I have to try to do them all at once.  It caught up to me and I was exhausted. So I thought I would just take a day to do as little as possible.  Rest and relax.  And that included going down to my workroom to make a card.  I'm back and here's my card.

I found this card here.  I thought it was simply stunning. It's an easy card to make yet elegant looking.

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.

I set the card stock up in my Stamparatus and I stamped the flower using Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then I set the leaves up, both styles at the same time and stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink. I cleaned the leaf stamps and took the smaller one and stamped it one more time around the flower.  

The words are from the same "Beautiful Friendship" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink. 

I tied a piece of White Baker's Twine around the bottom of the card.  I wrapped it three times and tied a knot and then the bow.  I did add a little scotch tape to the back just to hold it in place. I set the piece on top of the card base using Dimensionals.  

I added Wink of Stella to the rose and the card was done.  This was a fun, quick and easy card to make.  Can't you see the rose in different colors?  And the card would be great as a get well, sympathy, Mother's Day or thinking of you.  Love the versatility.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Floral Essence, Butterfly Wishes, Sailing Home, Birthday Card

This card was inspired and pretty much copied from a card I found on the internet.  You can see that card here.  I didn't like the way the card opened.  Well, I do like it but those who purchase my cards (usually elderly people) prefer the traditional way of cards to open.  So I just changed the front a bit and this is what I came up with.

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

I cut a 2-3/4" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I taped the DSP at the bottom half of the card front.

I cut a 5/8" 4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. I taped that strip over the top edge of the DSP.  You can pretty much put it anywhere around edge.  

I die cut the "rope" strip from the "Sailing Home" bundle using Whisper White card stock.  I glued that strip in place on top of the Mossy Meadow strip.

I stamped three three petal flowers from the "Floral Essence" stamp set using Balmy Blue ink and Balmy Blue card stock.  I punched them out using the "Perennial Flower" punch.  I glued the centers together and I set them aside to set up.

I stamped the leaves from the "Floral Essence" set using Mossy Meadow ink and Mossy Meadow card stock.  I punched them out using the "Leaf" punch.  

The words are from the "Butterfly Wishes" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.

Next I set the flower in place using a Dimensional.  I taped the leaves in place with snail tape.  I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the flower and the card was done.

This was a very simple card to make.  I LOVE the colors and I also like that it's opens like a "traditional" card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

To a Wild Rose, Good Morning Magnolia, Birthday Card

I bought this pretty background die cut that I thought I'd get a lot of use out of but I found it extremely difficult to work with.  The "Stitched Lace" die is absolutely stunning but I had a lot of trouble with all of the pieces. It took a while to remove them all.  And I also cut two rows of the lace of the four in the die.  When I say that I cut, I mean, I fussy cut around the bumps so I had two rows of bumpy lace.  That part was okay, I just didn't like trying to get all of the teeny tiny pieces out of the image.  I'm not sure how much I will be using this.  Maybe I'd use it as a full piece but not so much as a fussy cut lacy strip.  With that said, I will now tell you how I made this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I textured it with the "Subtle" embossing folder.  Looking forward, I probably wouldn't just texture the front of a card like that. I would texture a 4" x 5-1/4" piece and then add it to the card front. Texturing the whole front with texture like this made the card front feel flimsy. 

After texturing, I added the lacy piece that was fussy cut from the "Stitched Lace" die.  

The flower is from the "To a Wild Rose" set. I stamped the outline using black Memento ink.  Then I stamped the background using Highland Heather ink and the third layer was stamped using Gorgeous Grape.  I die cut the flower and set it in place using Dimensionals.  

I stamped the leaves using one of the leaf background images and Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the vein image using Old Olive ink.  I die cut the leaves and taped them in place behind the flower.

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I stamped them using Gorgeous Grape ink. I die cut them with the "Stitched Nested Labels" die cuts. I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

It wasn't too bad of a card to make but I would rethink the lacy piece and I wouldn't texture the card base front like I did. I would add a textured layer.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bands Together, Beauty Abounds, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I wanted to play with the "Beauty Abounds" set and I didn't have any ideas of my own so I went online to see what I could find.  I did find a card but I didn't have the Blueberry Bushel inks, markers or card stock.  I didn't buy the new in colors (again).  I just can't invest in them, it's too expensive.  But because I liked the card I decided to see if I could make it work with some colors I liked to use.  You can see the original card here.  

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 Balmy Blue.  On top of the Balmy Blue is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black and on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  I taped all of those layers together.

I stamped the flower and three sets of the leaves on Whisper White card stock using Versa Mark. I sprinkled black embossing powder on them and heat set them. 

I colored the flower using both light and dark Balmy Blue Blends pens.  You do need to be careful NOT to color over the embossing.  The Blends pick it up and then add it to your coloring area.  I had a dark mess on my first flower.  The center of the flower is colored with the dark Daffodil Delight and the very center of the flower was colored using the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I fussy cut the flower out.  

I colored the leaves using both the light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens.  I die cut them out. Too bad the flower didn't have a die cut.  You know how much I love fussy cutting!!! LOL  But I survived it.  

I cut the lacy word piece using Basic Black card stock.  I stamped the words from the same "Bands Together" set using black Memento ink.  I die cut them out using that same lacy die cut.  

I taped the Basic Black lacy piece to the card front with the bottom of the side "strap" piece being 2" from the edge of the Whisper White layer.  Then I taped the word piece to the inside of the lacy piece.

I added the flower using Dimensionals.  I taped and tucked a leaf in behind the flower and I taped a couple of leaves to the upper right part of the lacy piece. 

On the original card there were colored pearls.  I was going to take my Blends pens and color some pearls but the card was going to be going through the mail and I didn't want to pay the extra postage.  So I left it as it is.  I may add some sequins, those lay pretty flat.  They are not as high as the flower with the Dimensionals and they are not hard like a pearl would be.  I will probably glue them in place to make sure they stay.

And that was it.  It's a pretty simple card to make. I LOVE coloring and after I figured out where the black/dark gray was coming from, it went super well.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, August 12, 2019

Wonderful Moments, Magnolia Lane, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I ran across a card I had made a while back that I saved because I liked the layout.  I can't find the original card on my blog.  Maybe it's so old and before I started blogging.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Early Espresso card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that was textured using the "Eyelet Lace" embossing folder.  

For the Designer Series Paper (DSP) I just set the corner of the DSP on top of the card stock and marked the side edges for cutting.  The edges on the inner part of the card front are clean factory cut edges.  Just mentioning that for more orientation of how the piece was cut.  After cutting the DSP, I cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock so I had a border around the part of the card stock in the middle of the card.  The edges were left alone, they lined up with the Whisper White embossed piece.  I taped the layers together and then taped the Whisper White piece to the card base.

I die cut a Whisper White stitched circle and an Early Espresso scalloped circle and taped those two together.  I taped the circled to the front of the card. 

I had cut a flower from the "Magnolia Lane" DSP 12" x 12" pack.  I did fussy cut it but it's okay, it was only one piece!  I set the flower in place using Dimenisonals.

The words are from the "Wonderful Moments" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  I punched them out using the Modern Label punch.  I also punched two using Early Espresso card stock.  I taped the Early Espresso pieces to the back of the word piece.  I set the word piece in place using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card. 

This was a fun card to make and I REALLY like this layout.  I was glad I was able to get it to work with the DSP I had on hand.  The original card used a pretty multi-colored polka dotted piece of DSP.  I found that to be easier to work with than the floral ones I had but fortunately the striped one I used was the backside of one of the flower ones.  YAY!!!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Varied Vases, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

When I made my card on Thursday, I had actually stamped two flowers, die cut them both and colored them both.  I also stamped, cut and colored the smaller flower that you can see tucked into the large flower around the 1-o'clock position.  I had it sitting on my worktable.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.  Sometimes I will make two and practice different ways to color and one will turn out and the other won't.  Here both turned out and I had this just waiting for me to make a card.  And today was that day!  You can see my other card by clicking here.  

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 Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I took a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White and I textured it using the "Pinewood Planks" embossing folder.  I taped that piece on top of the Crumb Cake piece.

Then I added Dimensionals to the flowers. I tucked the smaller flower into the larger flower with part of the petals showing. I did use some snail to hold the two pieces together where I thought they looked best.  I didn't want them to move after finding the perfect spot.  I removed the backing on the Dimensionals and set the flower in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Varied Vases" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them. I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.

I added three green sequins to the front and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done. 

This was a very simple and quick card to make.  Quicker when the flowers were already stamped, cut and colored!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Band Together, Here's a Card, Birthday Card

Today's card was a very fun one. I found a card in Pinterest that used the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (the "Regals" pack).  I liked the color so I got out my DSP pack and pulled the "Band Together" set off my shelf and off I went to stamp.

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 checkered Cajun Craze  DSP.

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".  I stamped the image from the "Band Together" set using Versa Mark.  I used white embossing powder and I heat set it.  Then I used the Blends pens to color the image. I used both light and dark Daffodil Delight.  Both light and dark Granny Apple Green and both light and dark Pumpkin Pie.  After coloring I used a paper towel and pressed down on my image to lift any ink that may have been still wet on the white embossing areas.  It usually dries. It's the water based inks that bead up on the embossed areas, but I just wanted to make sure because I was happy with how my coloring turned out.  I LOVE alcohol ink pens.

I set the panel in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the second largest "Stitched Oval" dies and at the same time I die cut a scalloped Granny Apple Green oval.  I taped the ovals together.  I added tape to the left side and a couple of Dimensionals to the right side.  And that was it.  A super quick and easy card to make.  This card has such a cheery look to it.  I think if I were to make another one I would make it a get well card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 09, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I thought I would play with the "Beautiful Friendship" set.  I am not really sure why I bought this set.  It kind of reminds me of the "old" stamping.  Flat with no dimension to it.  I'm SO spoiled by stamps that have die cuts to them.  Though they are more expensive.  Maybe I got this set because it didn't cost a lot.  But I thought I should use it and this is what I came up with in the "quick cards" category.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I put the card stock in my Stamparatus. I like to use it in the event that the image doesn't get inked up enough, I can just add more ink and stamp again in the exact same spot.  It's much like the "Stamp-a-ma-jig" except you don't have to hold on to anything.  The stamps cling and stay put so you can whip up a bunch of cards in no time.  I actually made three.  I was just going to make the one so I had the card stock cut for one and I decided to make two more.  Why not, the Stamparatus will hold everything in place so I just have to add a new piece of card stock, ink the image and stamp.  Repeat until you are done!!

I stamped the flower first. I used Flirty Flamingo ink on the Very Vanilla card stock piece.  The rose s are one large piece. Then I added the leaves. I lined them up on the flower and closed the "lid" of the Stamparatus and then I inked them using Old Olive.  I did have to move one of the sets of leaves and stamp each piece again.  The stamp set only came with two sets of leaves.  

The words are from the same set and I stamped them using Soft Suede ink.

I added a few pearls on the front and than a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla on the inside and the card was finished.

This is a very quick and simple card to make.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Here's a Card, Birthday Card

When I saw this card on Pinterest, I was drawn in by the textured background.  SO I decided to give it a try.  

When I started out making it, I tried to get the texture on the middle part of the card without getting any on the top and bottom edge.  That meant that I had to cut the card stock so this card opens at the bottom and folds at the top.  I set the card in the embossing folder and was able to get part of it to texture but it didn't look so great where I stopped the Big Shot.  I decided I would just run the whole thing through the Big Shot and cut and tape the piece in. Now had I read how the original card was made, that is what was done.  My piece is a bit longer than on the original card because of the words. I wanted them to be more included with the background texture.

So, the base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  And it opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top. The card stock was cut on the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4".  

I textured a piece of Whisper White card stock using the "Corrugated 3D" embossing folder.  I cut the piece to 4-1/4" x 4-1/2".  I taped the piece in place on top of the card base.

I stamped the flower from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. And I die cut it with the matching dies.  I colored the flower using both the light and dark Powder Pink Blends and both the light and dark Old Olive Blends.  The stem was colored with the light Soft Suede Blends pen.  I also colored the center of the flower using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Black Memento ink. I die cut it using the third largest "Stitched Oval" die and I also die cut an Old Olive scalloped oval for the back layer.  I taped the two pieces together and I set all of the pieces in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

For the final touch, three crystal rhinestones were added and the card was finished.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  Though I did struggle with my light Old Olive Blends pen.  It's starting to dry up.  I did add a drop of 91% Isopropyl  rubbing alcohol to both ends and I'll check it in 24 hours.  But I'm still going to replace it.  I read that you can take the inside of the pen out and place it in a container of rubbing alcohol and leave it for a day.  Then squeeze the alcohol out of the pen into the alcohol and you have created "Alcohol Ink".  I'll let you know how that works when I do it.

Anyway, I'm off to get some chores done.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Here's a Card, Daisy Medium Punch, Sympathy Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

While looking though a tote I had found a card with this layout.  I was looking at my Designer Series Paper (DSP) and thought I had some that would work well together.  So I went ahead with the card.  The original card had a couple of small circles in the center with a brad.  That is how old the card was.  When was the last time brads were popular on cards???  I had saved that card because I loved the layout.  See, when you save stuff you eventually find a use for it. Never get rid of anything!!! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock.  This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

On top of the card base will be the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. 

I cut a 2-5/8" x 3-1/2" piece of DSP from the Perennial Essence 12" x 12" pack.  Actually I had to cut two, one of one design and one of another complimentary design.  The backside of the DSP didn't match as well as I wanted, so I used two separate pieces of DSP.   Which was okay, I ended up with two cards doing it this way.  Once the rectangles were cut, I lined up the top right corner and the bottom left corner on my cutter and I cut the piece in half diagonally.  I did the same to the other side.  I taped the pieces to the Whisper White piece.  Then I stamped the words.  I waited until I taped the DSP on to add the words. I wanted to get them just right on the card.  Being I was making two, I set the words up on my Stamparatus and stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the front of the card. 

Next I stamped out the flower petals using the "Medium Daisy" punch and Whisper White card stock.  I cut two per flower. I glued the centers together.  I punched out a Pear Pizzazz leaf using the "Leaf" punch.  I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and stuck the stem of the leaf to it and then set the flower in place on the center of the rectangle.  I punched out a 3/8" circle using a scrap piece of Crushed Curry. I was going to use Daffodil Delight card stock but I didn't have any scraps left and I didn't want to use a new piece just for a couple of small circles.  The Crushed Curry blended in well.

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

This was a very quick and easy card to make and I just LOVE using this layout.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Daisy Lane Medium Punch, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card was VERY fun to make and I really like the looks of it.  It's got a touch of sweetness to it.  This layout can be done using any Designer Series Paper (DSP) that has flowers on it.  Or even some DSP that has designs in it.  I would think almost any DSP would work. 

My card was very simple to make. First I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock for the base.  This card is folded at the top and opens from the bottom.

I cut a 2-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of DSP from the Perennial Essence 12" x 12" package.  I also cut a 2-3/8" x 5-1/2" piece of Balmy Blue card stock for the layer behind it. I taped those two together and then taped them to the card base.  The bottom edge of the Balmy Blue layer is about 1/2" up from the bottom of the card base.  

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using Black Memento ink. I used a 2-7/8" x 1-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I could have stood to stamp the words a little closer to the bottom of the piece, but the place I stamped them worked.  I added a Powder Pink piece that measured 3" x 1-5/8".  And then I added a Balmy Blue piece that measured 3-1/8" x 1-3/4".  I taped those layers together and set them in place on the card front using Dimensionals.

I punched out two flowers from the "Medium Daisy" punch.  I taped the flowers together.  I also punched out a 3/8" circle from a scrap piece of Crushed Curry card stock. I taped that to the center of the flower.  And then I punched out a Pear Pizzazz leaf using the "Leaf" punch.  I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and I removed the protective backing.  I stuck the stem of the leaf to the Dimensional and then I set the flower in place.  And that was it. It's a super easy and quick card to make.  I just LOVE the looks of it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, August 05, 2019

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

I thought this card was SO pretty that I just had to give it a try.  It did involve fussy cutting, but I sucked it up and went for it!!! Cuz you know how much I "love" fussy cutting!  LOL  I found this card here.  

The base of the 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.  I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and I textured it using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  I taped those layers together.

Next I fussy cut several of the flowers from the "Magnolia Lane" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I did end up piecing one of the flowers together.  The large flower on the right side has a smaller one pieced to it on the right.  You can do anything with these flowers to make them fit and look good.

Okay, after the fussy cutting, I stamped the words on a 2-1/4" x 7/8"piece of Petal Pink card stock.  The words are from the "Here's a Card" set and I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I put the end of the card stock into the "Triple Banner" punch and punched the piece to a tip instead of a ribbon look like the punch was designed to do.  Just turn it over and slip the end in through the backside. A pretty fun trick and tip.  

Next I set the flowers around the top and set the words on, just to see what the placement was going to look like.  Move the flowers around until they are where you think they look the nicest.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the flowers and to the back of the word piece.  I set the flowers in place and then I set a Dimensional to the center of the ring of flowers and began adding some silver thread.  I think I went a little heavy with the thread. Once the thread was on, I removed the protective piece from the Dimensionals on the word piece and I set the words in place.  And that was it.  

It's a very simple and pretty card to make.  Other than fussy cutting the DSP, it went smoothly. Okay, it did go smoothly even with the fussy cutting. As I recall, I didn't whine while cutting it.  The edges of the flowers and leaves are nice to cut. No sharp corners or turns.  

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!!!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Here's a Card, Daisy Lane, Tasteful Backgrounds, Birthday Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  This was the card that made me want to buy the  "Tasteful Background" dies.  I had to hunt for the card because I saw this so early on that it ended up way down in my stash of cards to copy.  This is a very easy card to make.

First, the base is a folded half-sheet of Flirty Flamino card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  And the Whisper White piece was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I die cut the fun flower border piece (that not much of it shows on my card. I should have moved the die closer to the edge.  I taped on a 2" strip of Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper to the back so it showed through to the front.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I die cut them using the second largest Stitched Circle framelits.  I taped that to the card front.

I punched out three sets of leaves using the "Leaf" punch.  I clipped off the right leaf on each one so that each flower would have two leaves.

Then I stamped the flower from the "Daisy Lane" set using Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped six of them.  I taped then together in pairs. Actually, I glued mine.  I set a Dimensional behind each one. I removed the protective covering and set a left in place, making sure it stuck to the Dimensional.  Then I set the flower in place. I did the same for the other two flowers.  I punched out three 3/8" circles using scraps of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  Personally I think the flowers should have a yellow center.  They are pretty but yet a little blah.  I may take my Daffodil Delight Blends Pen and color the centers.  

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

I do like it.  It's got such a pretty and elegant look to it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Varied Vases, Medium Daisy Punch, Birthday Card

Today I made a very easy and pretty card.  Oh and it was fun to make too!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and textured it with the "Subtle" embossing folder.  Then I die cut a square from the center. I used the third largest "Stitched" square.  I thought it would make stitched marks on the outside, but I was wrong.  But it's okay, I got a square.  Though a little bit smaller square may have been better. Maybe.   I set the embossed piece on top of the card base using Dimensionals.

I used the Medium Daisy punch and punched out three flowers using Whisper White card stock.  I stuck them together in the center with glue dots.  Then I pressed the center in the palm of my hand and made the petals bend forward a bit.  

I punched two leaves from the "Leaf" punch using Old Olive card stock.  

I put a Dimensional on the center of the square.  I added the leaves and then I set the flower on top. I added a "Perennial Essence Floral Center" to the cute little daisy and made it even more adorable!

The words are from the "Varied Vases" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  That was the only stamping done on this card.  I punched the words out using the "Classic Labels" punch. I set the words in place using small Dimensionals.  And that was it.

Isn't it cute? Adding that yellow center to the flower just made it look so cute!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, August 02, 2019

Butterfly Gala, Perennial Essence, Butterfly Duet, Thank You Card

I saw a card on the internet that used the "Butterfly Duet" punch and Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make a pretty card.  I did not have the same papers so my card is not as stunning.  But I made do with what I had and I tried the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of "Perennial Essence" DSP.  I cut a 2" x 2" square from the center of the DSP to use behind the butterflies.

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3" x 3-3/4".  I punched the butterfly out using the "Butterfly Duet" punch.  Then I stamped the words from the "Butterfly Gala" set using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I taped the DSP behind the butterfly and then taped this to a 3-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.   I added some Dimensionals to the back of the Crumb Cake card stock piece and set it in place on top of the DSP.  

I added some pearls to the butterflies and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

This was a simple card to do.  You do need to go look at the original card. The DSP used there is SO pretty.  Or don't look at it and just think that mine is pretty.  LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Floral Essence, Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card

I can not even begin to tell you how much I LOVE the "Perennial Essence" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You don't need to add much to the images.  They practically speak for themselves.  I found this card here.  I did make the banner a little smaller so more if the beautiful image could show.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" of the DSP.

I cut a 4-3/8" piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock and I punched the end using the "Triple Banner" punch.  You lose 5/16" of an inch when you punch the end.  With the measurement I gave you, that was already figured into it.  Just cut and punch and you will be fine!

After punching, I stamped the words from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set using Mossy Meadow ink.

Then I stamped the flowers from the "Floral Essence" set using Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock.  I colored the whole flower with Wink of Stella.  I tapped my smallest stamping block on the ink pad and took my Wink of Stella pen and colored in the flowers with a little bit of ink on them.  I didn't color the tips of the flowers. I taped the flowers together and added Dimensionals to the backs.  I set them in place on the card front and then added two "Perennial Essence Floral Centers" to each of the flowers. Those flower centers are fun.  They are fuzzy and raised.  SO darn cute!

This was a fun card to make.  

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda