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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Adventurous Sky, Simply Said, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a masculine birthday card to share with you. Please read on to see how the card was made.

I thought I'd try my hand at some strips of paper again. I tend to struggle with strips and I tend to have a lot of strips in my stash.  These strips are super easy, so easy that even I can't mess them up! LOL

I used the "Take to the Sky" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my strips. I cut them at 1" x 4" each.  Most of them were already 1" wide. I also cut a 4" x 4" piece of Copier Paper to tape my strips to. I like to do that so I get them straight and if they are a little off I can trim them up on the paper cutter and no one will be the wiser. I didn't have to trim anything today (shocker!).  

Once I got the strips on the copier paper, set the whole piece to the bottom of the card. I was going to add it to the top and have wording on the bottom but along the way my thoughts moved towards putting the strips at the bottom. I thought it looked good there but the top was too white. SO I cut a large Boho Blue circle using the largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I took it to my paper cutter and cut it in half. I added tape across the top of the DSP piece on the back and set the half circle in place. Then I taped the whole thing to the front of the card.

Next I cut the airplane using the dies in the "Adventurous Sky" bundle. For the body of the plane I used Blueberry Bushel card stock and for the wings I used Smoky Slate. The blades were cut using a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock. I glued the pieces together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Simply Said" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I cut them out using the dies in the "Labeled With Love" bundle. You had a choice with that, you could get a punch or you could get the dies. The dies came with three of them. I thought it would be easier to store than the punch. The die pack fits right inside the stamp set. How convenient. I'd love for all of them to fit inside the sets. 

I used a scrap piece of Boho Blue and die cut a blank label piece. I cut it in half and taped each half to the back of the word piece. I set it in place on the front of the car using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a super quick and easy card to make, plus I was able to use some strips of DSP in my stash.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's masculine card,
Wanda

Monday, June 17, 2024

Layers of Beauty, Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a stenciled anniversary card to share with you. Please read on to see how the card was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card.

Next I stamped the flowers from the "Layers of Beauty" bundle. This bundle comes with stencils to make the coloring simple. The stencils are numbered so you can use them in order and get the perfect shading. The colors I used on mine were Bubble Bath, Petunia Pop and Berry Burst for stencils 1-3. And for the greenery I used Old Olive on both stencils 4 and 5. 

Once the stenciling was done I cut the piece using the matching die. I didn't want my piece to take up the whole front of the card so I fussy cut a tiny flower and a cluster of smaller flowers. Dimensionals were added to the back of the piece and it was set in place on the right side of the card.

The words are from the same "Layers of Beauty" bundle and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Mossy Meadow ink. I wanted a darker green than Old Olive, even though there's no Mossy Meadow on the flowered piece.  I used the "Modern Oval" punch and punched out the words. I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. And the card was done. Some light pink embellishments would be pretty but I am sending this card in the mail and don't want to pay extra postage.

This was a fun card to make. I love stenciling and the end results make it look like you are great at blending! 

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's anniversary card,
Wanda

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Thoughtful Journey, Simply Said, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you. I saw the card on the internet but I can't find it now. If you run across it please let me know so I can give the original designer credit. There were no instructions on how to make the card so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how it was made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet, it opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pretty Peacock card stock was cut and then textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that to the card base.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Thoughtful Journey" 6" x 6" stack. I cut the strips as follows. Be sure to cut them in order or the picture won't look right once assembled. The left piece measures 7/8" x 3-3/4". The center piece is cut at 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" and the third strip is cut at 7/8" x 3-3/4". 

Once the pieces are cut I took the center piece and I marked the top center with a pencil dot at 4-3/8".  I used that as a guide line to where I need to line up my punch. I used the "Modern Oval" punch and cut the top part so it was rounded. I slipped the piece of DSP into the punch on one side. I didn't slide it in like you would normally do. You only want the punch to round the top edge. Once it's slipped in on one side or the other, make sure it's equal on the top and bottom or the rounded part on the top won't look even. 

After the punching was done the pieces were glued in place on the front of the card. I started with the two side pieces. The are 1/4" from the edge of the Pretty Peacock piece.  Then the center piece was lined up and glued in place.

The words are from the "Simply Said" set using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Modern Oval" punch. I also punched out a Fresh Freesia piece too for the layer under the word piece. I taped the two pieces together, leaving a little bit of the Fresh Freesia showing at the bottom. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set aside.

I took some twine and added it to the card. I took a piece of twine/linen about 18" long and added it to the card. A glue dot was added to the area where the words would go, about the center of that area. I stuck the end of the twine/linen to the glue dot and then made a loop that was long enough to go beyond the oval. I set my oval over the area to make sure the twine/linen could be seen. I made three different sized loops and I did add another glue dot to hold down the twine/linen.  

The words were added next and the card was done.

I really like the way this card turned out. Some embellishments could be added but I didn't because I liked the clean look. I didn't want eyes to roam to the embellishments, I like how my eyes jump from the word piece to the top of the center piece and then around to the rest of the card without getting stuck in one spot. I really like this layout. It was fun and easy to do. I think it would be great to use some of the strips of DSP that I have that would only be big enough for the center part and use card stock for the outer strips. Several possibilities with this layout.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Simply Said, Thoughtful Wishes, Labeled With Love, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I found here. You will have to hunt a bit for it, there's no direct link to a single card.  There were also no instructions so I had to wing it. I wanted to make this card because I loved the colors. This is the first time that I've liked the Wild Wheat color. When the new in-colors come out I usually buy a variety pack and I pick a couple of colors from it that I think I will use a lot of and order full packs of them. You guessed it, I did not order a full package of the Wild Wheat.  The colors have been out for over a year and I still have a couple of sheets of Wild Wheat left so the likelihood of me buying a full pack is slim to none.  There were no measurements for this card so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Wild Wheat card stock and taped it to the card base.

Then I cut a 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Wild Wheat card stock for the focal layer.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Thoughtful Journey" 6" x 6" package and was cut at 1-1/8" x 4-3/8". The two pieces on each side of the DSP are Pretty Peacock and were textured using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I taped the three panels in place on top of the Wild Wheat focal layer. I glued the two outside pieces first and then I taped the center piece. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was centered on the Wild Wheat piece on the card base.

I die cut some pieces from the "Thoughtful Wishes" bundle. I used Wild Wheat, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive and Basic White. I added a dot of glue to the center area of where I thought the pieces would line up. Then I pressed the pieces into the glue, the Wild Wheat and Lost Lagoon pieces. 

The words are from the "Simply Said" set and were stamped using black Memento ink and then cut using the die from the "Labeled with Love" bundle. I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

Next I added a little bit of glue to the Old Olive leaves and slipped them in place under the other die cut items. I trimmed the Basic White one down added glue to the end and slipped them under the word piece so they were on top of the other die cut items.

A few glass drips were added and the card was done.

I changed mine a little from the original and I was pleased with how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda


Friday, June 14, 2024

Thoughtful Wishes, Cheerful Daisies, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I found on the Split Coast Stampers. You can see the original card here.  I did go to the website but it's not a secure sight so I backed out of it. You can look there at your own risk. I just stay away from sights that aren't secure because of a potential virus. Please read on to see how this card was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Wild Wheat card stock for the layer. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Thoughtful Journey" 6" x 6" stack. I waited to do any taping because I needed to die cut from the Wild Wheat piece.

Next I cut another piece of DSP from the same package. The pieces each measure 2-7/8" x 1-1/4", you need three of these. The Wild Wheat layer behind them measures 3" x 1-3/8".  I taped the layers together. Dimensionals were added to the back and were set aside.

Then came the fun die cut pieces. They are from the "Thoughtful Wishes" bundle. Garden Green was used for the large piece, Lost Lagoon for the flowers on stems and the leaves were cut from Pretty Peacock. 

The words are from the "Cheerful Daisies" bundle using Pretty Peacock on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I cut them using the matching die in the bundle. I also took my 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Wild Wheat and cut the same shape from the middle of the piece.  I taped the two pieces together so that about 1/4" of the Wild Wheat shows on the bottom. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set aside.

Now we are ready to assemble. I taped the large piece of DSP to the Wild Wheat piece and that was then taped to the front of the card base.

Next the layered strips were set in place. I began with the bottom piece, I set it about 7/16" from the bottom and side edges of the card base. Next I set the top piece in place using the same measurements. The middle piece was added by using 7/16" from the side and eyeing the upper and lower part of the strip making them as equally apart as possible.

The die cut pieces were added next. I used a little glue to set these in place. First I added the large Old Olive piece. Next was the Lost Lagoon pieces. I did trim them down a bit because I didn't want the bottom of the stems sticking out. A little glue was added to the stems of the leaves on the Pretty Peacock pieces and they were tucked under the other two images.

The word piece was added next. 

I didn't have the embellishments that were used on the original card but I did have some glass dew drops and I just glued them in place. I'm just trying to use what I have, which I believe is what you would do too if you didn't have all the pieces used here. Any demonstrator would be able to use current products in place of the retired or non-Stampin' Up! items used. I rarely use non-Stampin' Up! items but today I did with the dew drops.

I am pleased with the way the card turned out and I hope you have fun making yours.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Unbounded Love, Simply Said, Thoughtful Wishes, Thoughtful Journey, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a thank you card to share with you. Please read on to see how it was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut and taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Misty Moonlight card stock for the layer to the front of the card. On top of that is a 3-3/4' x 5" piece of Basic White card stock that was textured using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I glued that to the Misty Moonlight piece. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Thoughtful Journey" 6" x 6" stack.  I cut a 2" piece off the right side of this design. I trimmed it down to measure 4-1/4" long. I taped it to a 2-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Misty Moonlight. 

I used the scraps from trimming the top of the piece of DSP and taped them to the right side of the layer. 

A piece of linen thread was tied around the panel and a bow was tied in the front. Dimensionals were added to the back of the piece, including the strips of DSP that were sticking out on the right side and the piece was set in place on the left side of the card, lining it up by eyeing it.  It's about 5/8" from the edges of the Mossy Meadow card base.

I cut a floral stemmed image from the "Thoughtful Wishes" bundle using Basic White card stock. I colored it in using my Blends pens. I used both light and dark Fresh Freesia for the flowers and dark Mossy Meadow for the stems. I slipped this piece under the linen piece and I added a little bit of glue to the flowers and the bottom of the stem plus anything that was sticking up. I had put a little bit of glue to a scrap piece of card stock and used a toothpick to add the glue to those small areas.

The words are from the "Simply Said" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Mossy Meadow ink. I cut them using the die from the "Unbounded Love" bundle. I set them in place using a Dimensional on the right and tape on the left. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was taped to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I especially liked coloring the flowering stem, it just added so much to the piece of DSP.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's card,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Thoughtful Wishes, Happiest Day, Perennial Postage, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a birthday card to share with you. Please read on to see how it was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Early Expresso card stock. After cutting the piece measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it. 

Using the second largest rectangle from the "Perennial Postage" die set. I lined it up so it was as equal around as I could get it by eyeing it. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Wildly Flowering" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the inside of the card front. I cut a piece of Early Expresso card stock that was just a bit shy of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and I taped it to the inside of the card front to hide the DSP.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was cut and taped to the inside of the card.

The words are from the "Happiest Day" set using Early Espresso ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I cut it using the second largest circle in the "Everyday Details" dies. 

Using the "Thoughtful Wishes" bundle I cut out the piece you see on the card. I don't know how to describe it, swirly, leafy, not sure. I added some glue to the back of it and set it in place on the front of the card.

The words were set in place using Dimensionals and a brass butterfly was added to the front and the card was finished.

This was a very quick card to make. I'm not ready for the earthy tones yet but I did like these colors together.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Happiest Day, Flowers of Beauty, Female Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a birthday card to share with you. I used some scrap Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I had sitting on my worktable. Please read on to see how I made this simple card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pretty in Pink card stock and used the "Distressed Tile" folder to emboss it. I glued it to the card base.

Next I took my piece of DSP from the "Flowers of Beauty" 12" x 12"package and taped it to a piece of Shy Shamrock card stock. My piece of DSP measures 3" x 4" and the Shy Shamrock piece measures 3-1/4 x 4-1/4".  I taped the layers together and set them in place on the front of the card about 3/8" from the fold and top of the card, using Dimensionals.

Then the word piece was made. I stamped the words from the "Happiest Day" set on a piece of Basic White piece using black Memento ink. I cut it using the second largest die in the "Everyday Details" set. I added small Dimensionals on the right and bottom of the circle and glue to the part of the circle where it's going to be touching the DSP.

I fussy cut a flower from a sheet from the same "Flowers of Beauty" package. I used a Dimensional to the back of the flower and I glued the leaves to the edge of the flower. 

A few small pearls were added to the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a super quick and easy card to make and the best part is, I used a piece of scrap DSP that would usually sit in the package until it retires.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Monday, June 10, 2024

Enduring Beauty, Flowering Zinnias, Adventurous Sky, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have card using the "Enduring Beauty" bundle. I made a card yesterday using the same bundle. I changed the colors of the flowers and used Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the background. Please read on to see how I made my card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I colored it using my blending brushes with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink. I did this after I colored the flowers.

The flowers were stamped using the image from the "Enduring Beauty" bundle using black Memento ink. I used the matching stencils in the bundle. I used stencils # 1-4.  I colored a couple of the flowers using Daffodil Delight and the remaining flowers using Calypso Coral. I used the Calypso Coral for the highlights on the three flowers. I also used it on the Daffodil Delight flowers but very lightly. I tried using Daffodil Delight to make it a bit darker but it didn't work. The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple Green for both the leaves and the details on the leaves. Once the coloring was done I cut them out using the matching die. 

Then I added the ink to the DSP. I just randomly scrubbed some on. I was going to add some Granny Apple Green but I thought it might look muddy on top of the peach colored DSP. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the image and it was set aside.

The words are from the "Adventurous Sky" bundle and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I cut them out using the die from the "Unbounded Love" bundle. Dimensionals were added to the back.

I set the two die cut pieces on the front of the card and moved them around a bit until I thought they looked good.

This was a fun and easy card to make. I love using the stencils and when I do use them I stamp and color more than four at a time. As long as the stencils are inked up, might as well make more than one.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Sunday, June 09, 2024

Enduring Beauty, Adventurous Sky, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a pretty and pretty simple card to make to show you. Please read on to see how the card was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock for the layer.

On top of the Daffodil Delight card stock is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White that was textured using the "Distressed Foil" embossing folder. I glued that to the Daffodil Delight cards tock. Then those two were taped to the card base.

The flower from the "Enduring Beauty" bundle was stamped using black Memento ink. This bundle has matching stencils. You start with number one and move on numerically as you go. I started with Daffodil Delight ink for the flowers. The details on the flowers were done with the second stencil and Crushed Curry ink. The leaves were done using the third stencil and Old Olive ink. I also used Old Olive ink for the fourth stencil. I was pleased with the way it looked so I took the matching die and cut the piece out.

Dimensionals were added to the back and set aside until the words were done.

The words are from the "Adventurous Sky" bundle. I stamped them using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I cut them out using the matching die in the bundle. I snipped each end so they were equal. Small Dimensionals were added to the back and the card was ready to assemble.

I set the pieces on the front of the card for placement. Once they were where I thought they looked the best I set them in place by removing the backing on the Dimensionals.

A few (retired) "Genial Gems" were added to the card and the card was done.

I am amazed at how quickly stenciling is. You just grab your Blending Brushes and inks and have fun.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Adventurous Sky, Perennial Postage, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I found a card on Pinterest and it inspired me to make one using a current package of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You can see the original card here. I wasn't able to find any instructions or measurements so I had to wing it. I also wondered if the cards in the UK are not the same size as in the USA. I measured the fish and it didn't fit with the dies. I could not get three die cut postage stamp pieces across the card no matter how I tried. I had to use the smallest size.  Anyway, please read on to see how I made my card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock for the layer.

The DSP is from the "Take to the Sky" 12" x 12" package. I cut it at 3-1/8" x 4-2/8". 

The postage stamp die is from the "Perennial Postage" set and I used the smallest square one in the set. I cut six Basic White pieces.

I cut the DSP pieces at 1-1/8" x 1-1/8" and taped them to the Basic White postage stamp pieces.

The postage stamped pieces were taped to the larger piece of DSP, making sure they touched each other and keeping them lined up. That part was a little difficult. I started on the left in case it got off a little I could hide that with the word piece but I was able to get them all on evenly. After all I had been through die cutting and trying to get the larger one to work I needed a break.  

The words are from the "Adventurous Sky" bundle and were stamped using Versa Mark on a scrap piece of Night of Navy card stock. White embossing powder was used on the words. I used the die in the bundle to cut them out. It was pointed on one end but I just traced the back end shape and fussy cut it on the left end so it would look symmetrical. I set the words in place on the front of the card using small Dimensionals and the card was done.

I am happy with the way it turned out and now I know the measurements I may be using this layout again on a different card.

Thank you for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Friday, June 07, 2024

Thoughtful Journey, Unbounded Love, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I had a friend over and we stamped. We were putting together some of our cards from Terri's wonderful Stamp-a-Stack. She has such fun and beautiful cards to make. Most of the time we put one of each of the cards in the packets together and take them home to finish them. That happens because we tend to chat more than we work on our cards. But that just means we can get together for a play date! I found this pretty card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here.   I did click through to the page where the card originated, I found that the measurements were in metric so I had to convert numbers. I am not sure I got it wrong but when I cut my strips they didn't fit on my Basic White piece. They were too wide. I didn't want to ruin the image, I wanted to keep the pieces so the look like they fit together (because they do). So what I ended up doing is cutting off the outer sides of the outside pieces. Please read on to see how I made the card. 

The base of my card is Boho Blue. I tried the Balmy Blue but it didn't go as well with the blue in the sky, I think there was an error on the card base color. It looks like Boho Blue in their photo. The card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut two pieces of Basic White card stock that measured 4" x 5-1/4" each.  One for the outside and one for the inside. I taped one to the inside.

Next I cut the strips. I had cut them at 1-3/4" each but only kept the center one at 1-3/4" and the two outer ones were trimmed on the outside edges at 1/4" so they each measured 1-1/2".  I'm not great at card math so I have no idea what size to make the pieces so they are each equal. I have always struggled with strips on cards. 

Once the strips were taped to the front of the car I stamped the words on. I used the 
"Unbounded Love" set to stamp them. I stamped directly to the image. Oh, I forgot to mention that the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Thoughtful Journey" 6" x 6" stack. I tied a ribbon around the piece. Mine is retired because I didn't have what was used on the original card. I'm trying to use up what I have in my workroom. I have lots of stuff here!  LOTS!

The piece was then taped to the front of the card base. Some clear faceted gems were added to the front of the card (mine are retired) and the card was done.

Thank you for taking your time to stop in and see today's sympathy card,
Wanda

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Adventurous Sky, Everyday Details, Simply Said, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. I did change it a bit so suit my needs. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how the card was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Blueberry Bliss card stock. I scored it at 3-5/8", 4-1/4" and 4-7/8".  I made my book fold part smaller than on the original card. I wanted more of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) to show. A standard book fold is scored at 3-1/4", 4-1/4" and 5-1/4". It's 1" wide. Mine is 5/8" wide. You can pretty much make them as wide or as narrow as you'd like. 

Next I cut my DSP from the "Take to the Sky" 12" x 12"package. The strip on the side measures 5-1/4" x 3/8".  And the airplane DSP measures 5-1/4" x 3-3/8". I taped both of the pieces of DSP in place on the front of the card.

The plane from the "Adventurous Sky" bundle was stamped next using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I colored it in using my Blending pen and Copper Clay ink, Smoky Slate ink, and Boho Blue ink. I did not buy the markers or the Blends pens. I just end up buying the ink pads. I do buy the refills but I find that in the time I have the pads they have not run out of ink so I'm rethinking that purchase in the future. 

After stamping and coloring the plane, I cut it out using the second circle die in the "Everyday Details" set. It is different and gives the image a nice touch. I like the larger dotted holes around the circle. I set the circle in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Simply Said" set and were stamped using Blueberry Bushel ink. I cut them out using the third rectangle die in the same "Everyday Details" die set. The words were set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was such a quick and easy card to make. I am pleased with the way it turned out.

Thank you for taking your time to stop in and see today's masculine card,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Spotlight on Nature, Sketched Butterflies, Simply Said, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I found on the internet. I changed it a bit, mostly at the base. I prefer to use Basic White card stock for the base of my cards. So I just adjust the layers to fit. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how the card was made. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock. On top of that is a 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Basic Black card stock. And on top of that is a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock that was textured using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I glued this piece in place.

A "Spotlight on Nature" die was used from the bundle for the fun circle. I like the little textured lines go around the inside edge of the circle. It's a nice touch, isn't it? I glued the circle in place on the upper part of the card. I eyed it as I made it equal on the top and two sides.

The butterfly is from the "Sketched Butterflies" bundle. I colored it in using the dark Balmy Blue Blends pen and the light Fresh Freesia Blends pen. Coloring over the Balmy Blue with the Fresh Freesia created the pretty purplish color. The butterfly was die cut and set in place on top of the circle using Dimensionals.

The "Simply Said" stamp set was used for the words. I stamped them using black Memento ink. I cut this to 1/2" wide and 3-1/2" long. I set the word strip in place using Dimensionals.

A few retired silver pearls were added and the card was done.

I thought this was a fun card to make. It was very quick and easy too.

Thank you for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda