Feb 24 2015

Vivid Vases with Crystal Effects Shine

 

Vivid Vases Card

I haven’t used my Crystal Effects in awhile so I decided to use it on this card to add some shine.

I stamped the Vivid Vases stamp multiple times with Tuxedo Memento ink – once on the card itself and then five more times on different patterns of designer series paper from Sweet Taffy. I cut out each paper vase and then carefully applied a thin coat of Crystal Effects with a paintbrush and allowed some drying time. The time to dry will depend on how thickly the Crystal Effects is applied. Remembering to rinse out the paintbrush right away will make clean up easier. 

The card stocks used for this card are Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Whisper White. I embossed the smaller piece of Bermuda Bay card stock with the Polka Dot embossing folder before assembling the card.

Since the Sweet Taffy paper features the Brights Collections colors, I colored the flowers with the same Brights Stampin’ Write Markers.

Three pearls along the bottom helped create a third focal point on the card. The eye likes triangles in photography and card making so the addition of some type embellishment in a corner can really help make the card look complete.

To finish the card, I used stampin’ dimensionals to attach the vases and add some height for a more 3d card.

This glass technique can be used on many images including windows, water and flowers. Have fun!

 

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Feb 20 2015

Your Stamp, Your Way

 

Baby Bumblebee Card

 

I am a big fan of stamp sets that have a greeting or two included because I think they have more versatility.

I am also a big fan of the single stamps from Stampin’ Up! because they are a great value.

I am not such a big fan of single stamps with the greeting included because it can be hard to omit the greeting when stamping. But the good news is that there is an easy fix – your stamp, your way.  I often remove the greeting from the stamp so each can be used independently as I did on this card.

 

To make this card, I stamped the Baby Bumblebee image onto Whisper White card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored the stamped image with Daffodil Delight and Skin Tone Blendabilities. I cut out the image with the Circles Collection framelits using the 2-3/8" circle. I punched a 2-1/2" circle from Basic Black card stock and layered it behind. 

The Honeycomb embossing folder was used on Daffodil Delight card stock to make the front of the card and a strip of black polka dots from the Neutrals Backgrounds designer series paper stack was added. I love this paper stack and use it often.

Lastly, I stamped the now separate greeting onto a strip of Whisper White card stock and adhered it underneath the patterned paper. A pearl colored with a black permanent marker finishes the card.

 

Baby Bumblebee Stamp with greeting on the side

 

To customize your stamp, carefully cut the greeting from the rubber stamp with scissors. Adhere the greeting to one side of the wood block as shown. Then cut the greeting from the image label and adhere to the opposite side of the wood block.

 

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Feb 19 2015

No Stamping Required!

 Circles Collections Framelit with crease pad

 

I didn’t even realize until this card was finished that no ink was used and that means – no stamping required!

 

To make this card, I placed the Circles Collection Framelits onto the Coastal Cabana card stock and ran it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine as usual except that I used the Crease Accessory Pad on top of the sandwich in place of the standard acrylic cutting pad. 

Rather than cutting out the circles like the standard cutting pad would the crease pad embossed the design into the card stock. Each circle created two lines.

The "hello" greeting was cut out with the Hello You Thinlits, once in Vellum and once in Whisper White card stock. I offset the two hellos slightly before adhering together and then adhering to the card. I find the Multipurpose Liquid Glue works well with the words from this set of thinlits.

To finish the card, I added clusters of Pearl Basic Jewels to the card.   

 

Circles Collections Framelit with crease pad closeup

 A closer view of the circles. I used the four smallest sizes and placed them randomly on the card stock four times each for a total of 12 circles. 

 

 

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Feb 11 2015

A Bold Statement

Watercolor Thank You

 

I love how bright and vibrant this card is.

And with a little patience, it is easy to make. I used an aqua painter to apply ink refills to the watercolor paper but a paint brush would work as well. Each color needs to dry before you apply the next and if the paper gets too wet just use a paper towel to soak up the extra water. If the color is too light you can apply more.

The colors I used are Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo and Pistachio Pudding.

Once the entire card is dry, I stamped the Watercolor Thank You stamp onto the card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I really wanted blakc twine on the card so I colored Whisper white Baker;s Twine by runing it over the Memento Black pad while holding it own with a dauber. This needs to dry as well before applying to the card.

It is soimportant to always buy refills when you purchase ink pads so you can keep the pads in top condition for stamping and so you can use just the refills for a variety of techniques. 

 

Drops of Refills on Acrylic Block

 

 Quick Tip: Apply the refills to an acrylic block

 

 

 

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Feb 10 2015

Kinda Eclectic Color

 

Kinda Eclectic Card with embossing

 

I really wish you could see this card in person because the texture just doesn’t come though in the photos. 

To make the front of this card, I inked up the stamps from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set with Crushed Curry ink and then added Perfect Plum, Island indigo and Old Olive inks to the stamp with daubers. After huffing to re-moisten. I stamped the images onto the Whisper White card stock piece. After stamping all of the images and allowing them to dry completely, I used my VersaMark ink pad and applied ink over the top of the images using the direct to paper technique and avoiding going right to the edges.  Next, I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the card front and with my finger, I roughed up the powder in a few places before heating with the heat gun.

I made the card itself by applying the same colors of ink to the Whisper White card stock and then repeated the process by applying VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder to the card itself before heat embossing.

The last step was to added a Crushed Curry ink butterfly – also embossed with clear embossing powder – and a pearl coloured with the Old Olive Blendabilities.

I hope the photo below gives a bit of a better view of the finished card and how it shines.

 

Kinda Eclectic Closeup

 

 

 

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Feb 09 2015

You Made My Day

 

You Make My Day Petal Potpourri Card

 

I have to admit that "you made my day" is an expression that I use often. And now there is a stamp for that! This is a great sentiment to use for thank you cards and more. Remember, during Sale-a-bration 2015, you can choose one free item for each $60 spent and the Best Day Ever stamp set is one of the Sale-a-bation options. 

 

This card was really quick to make but the addition of gold accents took it up a notch from the basic. I stamped the flower from Petal Potpourri in Coastal Cabana ink and added a Whisper White Craft ink center.

After allowing the inks to dry completely – application of the embossing buddy helped – I added the greeting and circle in Encore Gold ink and heat embossed with gold powder.

 

To continue the gold theme, I added pieces of gold foil paper and gold foil vellum to the left of the card underneath a strip of Coastal Cabana card stock.

Metallics are big right now and this card looks very contemporary with just a hint of elegance. Enjoy!

 

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Feb 08 2015

Choose Happiness Vintage Card

Choose Happiness Vintage Card

Vintage looking cards are always among my favourites. The dictionary defines vintage as out of date and old fashioned. To me, vintage means pearls and lace, burnished inks and card stock that looks aged.

For this card, I started with a Crumb Cake card and added layers of Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride card stock. To age the  Rich Razzleberry piece, I wet it and then scrunched it up. After laying flat and letting it dry completely, I stamped the leaves randomly on the card stock in the same Rich Razzleberry ink color. 

I added Crumb Cake ink to the White Filter Paper and added it behind the turned down corner. Images from the Choose Happiness stamp set were stamped randomly on the Naturals Ivory card stock in the same ink colours as the card stock – Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and Blushing biride.

To complete the card, I added a greeting and pearls as well as velvet ribbon and a white resin flower from the Artisan Embellishment Kit. You won’t believe all the elegant pieces in this kit for only $12.50.

 

 

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Feb 07 2015

Simple Saturday: Something Lacy Background Stamp

Something Lacy Background Stampin Calypso Coral

 

 I love big, beautiful background stamps like this one – Something Lacy.

Creating simple cards can’t be easier than when the background stamp does all the work. By filling up the front of the card with this image,stamped in Calypso Coral ink, all I needed to do was add a greeting. For this card, I choose "Happy Birthday" from the Big Day stamp set which is a free item choice during Sale-a-bration 2015.

The only embellishment on the card are three pearls colored with a Calypso Coral Blendabilities which is another free Sale-a-bration choice with a $60 order pre-tax and shipping. If you are looking for simple easy to create cards, backgrounds stamps are the way to go. Order your favorites today and be sure to include one of my favouites, Something Lacy

 

 

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Feb 06 2015

Celebrate Today with Balloons

Celebrate Today with Balloons

Every celebration needs balloons! And it’s so easy to add balloons to your cards when the Celebrate Today Photopolymer stamp set and Balloons Framelits Bundle does all the work.

To make the balloons, I coloured on the back of vellum card stock with a sponge dauber using Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral inks. I found that I got better coverage rubbing in a circle than just back and forth.

After cutting out the balloons with the framelit, I stamped the stars image form the stamp set onto the balloons with Silver Encore ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I stamped the greeting with Memento Tuxedo black ink before adhering the balloons with mini glue dots.

To finish the card, i added the balloon strings with the thin tip of a Basic Black marker and a few Basic Rhinestones.

Easy peasy and fun for kids and grown ups!

  

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Feb 05 2015

Just the Right Words

 Alphabet Rotary Stamp with Hello You Thinlits Cards

If you want the right words every time, create your own greetings with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp.

Think of the possibilities – names, occasions, numbers and more. Whatever you want to say.

 

For these cards, I paired the Alphabet Rotary stamp with the Hello You Thinlits for a Valentine card and a Happy Birthday card.

If you always want to say the right thing, add this rotary stamp to your collection today.

 

 

Alphabet Rotary Stamp

 TIP: To leave less space between the words, gently move the letter bands closed together. Add a stamping mat underneath your card stock for better images.

 

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Alphabet Rotary Stamp with Hello You Thinlits Love Card

 I stamped "I love you" around the heart framelit cut out and then added red glimmer paper behind. I coloured the rhinestones with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites before adding to the card.

 

Alphabet Rotary Stamp with Hello You Thinlits Happy Card

I highlighted some of the "happy birthday" greetings by drawing a rectangle around the words with a marker. The colours are Island Indigo, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango.  
           
 

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Feb 04 2015

When life gives you lemons …

A Happy Thing Stamp Set Lemon Card

 

I can’t decide what I like better on this card – the angular layers or the bright vibrant colour.

I do know that card making is easy when you use one of my favourite patterned papers – the Stacked with Love designer series paper stack. The papers are black and white on one side and coloured on the other. For this card, I stayed with black and white so the Daffodil Delight could really stand out. 

After stamping the lemon image from the A Happy Thing stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I coloured it with Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities. Right now, with every $60 you spend pre-tax and shipping, you can choose one free Sale-a-bration item. This stamp set as well as the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities are all available to pick as your freebies.

The unexpected thing about this card is that there are no embellishments. It just doesn’t need any.

So, if you need a card that is easy to make, easy to mail and everyone will love, order your set today. When life gives you lemons, stamp. Who needs lemonade?

  

 

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Feb 02 2015

Tips for making Masculine Cards

Moon Lake Trio

 

I have been thinking about masculine cards this week. I don’t know if it is because my husband’s birthday is in a few days and Valentine’s day just after that. Of if it because my daughter, Alex, is in Australia for the next few months and living with just Phil and Liam makes me feel outnumbered at times.

Whatever the reason, I know the perfect stamp set for making masculine cards – Moon Lake. Add the Adventure Bound designer series paper stack and the possibilities are endless.

 

When making cards for men, I try to follow a few simple rules:

- Use darker colors

- Stick with patterns like plaids and argyles

- Keep embellishments to a minimum and when you do add them use natural items like wood and burlap

 

Each of the cards uses one of these rules to show you how easy masculines cards are to make. Enjoy!

 

 

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 Moon Lake Masculine 1 

 I like to use darker colors like blues, grays and browns for my masculine cards.

 

 

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 Moon Lake Masculine 2

 This card highlights patterns like chevrons, plaids and argyles.

 

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 Moon Lake Masculine 3

For this card, I used lots of naturals like burlap and wood. These wood buttons are now retired unfortunately.

 

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