Aug 04 2015

Blackberry Bliss Watercolor Wings

Watercolor Wings Bundle in Blackberry Bliss

 

Another clean and simple card monochromatic card – this time using the Watercolor Wings stamp set and Bold Butterfly Framelit Dies. These two items are available as a bundle so you save 15% over buying them separately.

The papers are a base of Thick Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss card stock, Corrugated White and Whisper White card stocks. I really like the texture that the corrugated papers add to my cards and projects.

I used the Triple Banner punch to add a fishtail to the Fluttering embossing folder to match the greeting. The butterfly background piece was made with the 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" circle punches.

Rhinestones add the finishing touch to the card.

 

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Aug 01 2015

Simple Saturday with Perpetual Birthday

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set Cards

 

Simple Saturday is all about clean and simple cards that can be made in ten minutes or less. And as a bonus today, all three of these cards were ready in no time.

I love my Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit and coordinating Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. To get even more value from the stamp set, I wanted to use it to create some cards. 

I stamped a single image in one colour of ink to make monochromatic cards. With the Triple Banner Punch, I added card stock banners in the same colour with a greeting from the One Big Meaning stamp set.

Need a bunch of quick cards? Give these a try.

 

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Perpetual Birthday Calendar Watermelon Wonder Butterfly Card

 Watermelon Wonder Butterflies

 

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Night of Navy Sunbursts Card

Night of Navy Sunbursts 

 

 Perpetual Birthday Calendar Garden Green Leaves Card

 Garden Green Leaves

  

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Cards Inside

 To carry the theme to the inside of the card, I stamped the image on the bottom corner of each card.

 

 

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Jul 30 2015

Silver or Gold? Remarkable You

Remarkable You Gold Card

 

Have you ever been about to give up on a card you were making when it suddenly just clicked?

This card was like that. I knew the basic layout I had in mind. And I knew I wanted to double layer the vellum. And I knew I wanted to use the Remarkable You stamp set. And I knew I wanted to use embossing powder. So, what’s left? 

I just couldn’t get the right colour combinations. The Basic Black and Silver Foil Sheet took a few minutes but I decided it worked (although I am second guessing myself now and wondering if I should have used Night of Navy).

But the gold? Oh, my. It feels like I tried every colour with the Gold Foil Sheet and it just wasn’t working for me. Finally, I decided I needed to use a dark colour. Blackberry Bliss it was.

 

This card was actually really easy to make once the colours were picked. I made the card from the new Thick Whisper White Card Stock as I knew the card would be heavy.

The layers of Gold/Silver and Blackberry Bliss/Basic Black all measure 3-3/4" x 5". The larger piece of Vellum is 3-1/4" x 4-1/2". I layered this piece of Vellum on Whisper White card stock the same size to help it stand out. The Vellum greeting piece is 1-1/2" x 3-1/4".

I heat embossed the image and greeting with silver or gold embossing powder and finished with silver or gold sequin trim. I tried the metal buttons first but they were just "too much" for the card.

 

At the end of the day, the Gold and Blackberry Bliss card ended up being my fave. Please leave a comment and let me know which one you prefer. 

    

 

Remarkable You Silver Card

 

 

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Jul 28 2015

Reward Yourself with Best Thoughts

 Best Thoughts Stamp Set Card

 

When you place an order of $200 or more, you earn Stampin’ Rewards. These rewards can be used to purchase any catalogue products including specially priced, host-only items like the Best Thoughts stamp set.  Place your own order or gather orders from friends and be sure to check out the host items when redeeming your rewards. 

The designer series paper used on this card is Everyday Chic. All black and white designs, this package of paper has fabulous patterns like the one I used for my card. Next, I created a tag with the Lots of Labels framelits

To the tag, I added a length of Basic Black 3/8" Striped Satin Ribbon held in place with a staple and some White Perfect Accents coloured with a black permanent marker.

I stamped the flower in StazOn Black ink and coloured it in with Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate inks and an Aqua Painter. Once dry, I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with the 2-Way Glue Pen

I love black and white cards and this one just might be a new favourite.

  

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Best Thoughts Card Closeup

A closer view of the flower. 

 

Best Thought Layers

 I adhered three cut out images together with stampin’ dimensionals for added height. 

 

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Jul 28 2015

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Jul 27 2015

Garden in Bloom Card

Garden in Bloom Card

 

For this card, I stamped the flowers and butterfly from the Garden in Bloom stamp set in Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Pink Pirouette inks.

The card stock is also Tangerine Tango with a layer of Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock each 1/4" smaller on each side than the last.

I cut the stamped piece with the Tiny Wave Cutting Blade before stamping the greeting between the two pieces. 

Lastly, I added an Elegant Butterfly punched piece and added Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I really like the vibrant colours on this card and the rhinestone embellishments.


 

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Jul 26 2015

No Bones About It Gift Bag

No Bones About It Gift Bag

 

A party hat wearing triceratops? Yes, really!

The No Bones About It stamp set is great for making kids cards and more. I needed a gift bag for a small gift today for my nephew and decided this stamp set would be perfect. 

I reach for my Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags often. They are perfect for small items and gift cards and can be used plain or dressed up with stamped images. 

For the card, I used the Bohemian Designer Series Paper and the matching colours of Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry.

I added a length of Very Vanilla thick Baker’s Twine and a Rich Razzleberry Button to complete the card.


 

No Bones About It Card

Remove the clothespin closure and the 3/1/2" x 3-1/2" card stands on its own.

 

 

No Bones About It Card Inside

 The No Bones About It stamp set has fun greetings like this one.

 

  

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Jul 25 2015

Simple Saturday: Timeless Elegance Paper

Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper Card

 

I love this Timeless Elegance designer series paper. It is just so gorgeous. You could colour the paper with a dauber and ink for more impact but I choose to keep it simple and elegant and use it right out of the package for this wedding card. 

Lengths of Venetian Crochet Trim and Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon were layered and tied on to the bottom third of the card.

The "congrats to you" greeting is from the Tin of Cards stamp set which I am using a lot right now. The image was stamped in black ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and then layered onto Basic Black card stock to really stand out. 

Lastly, I added three black sequin hearts from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. Each heart has an added tiny pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishments.

Definitely a quick to create card since the beautiful paper is the focus of the card.  

 

 

  

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Jul 24 2015

It’s a Puzzle – Hexagon Hive Card

 Hexagon Hive Thinlit Card

This was such a simple card to make. As I was putting the hexagons in place, Liam walked through my office and asked if I was doing a puzzle. And I guess I was.

 

To make the background, I used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit four times – once each in Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Blackberry Bliss and Rose Red. Be sure to save the pieces so you can create a card in each colour.

The "hello" greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set was stamped in Smoky Slate ink and the fishtail ends were made with the Triple Banner punch

A butterfly was made by layering the Bitty Butterfly punched piece over the Elegant Butterfly punched piece to complete the card.

 
 

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Jul 22 2015

Wild About Flowers Watercolor

 Wild About Flowers Watercolor Card

 

Wild About Flowers was the very first set I added to my new catalogue wish list. I love silhouette images and I think this stamp set is really versatile.

The first thing I did to make this card was create the watercolor background as I knew it would need drying time. I used a Spritzer to wet down the Watercolor Paper really well and then applied layers of ink with an Aqua Painter. From to bottom, I used Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz.

Once dry, I stamped the images onto the watercolor paper with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I also stamped the greeting and another image onto Whisper White card stock. I decided the greeting would work best on a narrow strip of paper. I cut out the flower image with an Ovals Collection Framelits Die and added a slightly larger oval behind in Basic Black card stock to help accentuate the stamped image.

After adhering the card layers together, I added four small Rhinestones to the Whisper White piece.   

 

Wild About Flowers Card

 

 

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Jul 21 2015

Make it shine! Birthday Blossoms in Gold

Birthday Blossoms in Black and Gold Card

 

Gold accents on a card seem to make it extra special, don’t you think? It doesn’t really take any longer to make the card but there is just something about the shine and richness created using a metallic like gold.

 

For this card I decided to use another new stamp set, Birthday Blossoms and the coordinating Pansy Punch. I stamped the greeting and background flower with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The flower was also stamped and heat embossed on a gold foil sheet.

The middle layer of the card is also a gold foil sheet sandwiched between a Basic Black card stock layer and card. Since I wanted a bit more of the gold foil to show I cut the top black layer to 3-5/8" x 4-7/8".

The flower was adhered to the card over top a looped length of Gold Metallic Thread. The center of the flower is a White Perfect Accent coloured with a black Sharpie marker.

 

This is definitely one of those cards that looks better in person. There is bit of glare from the gold foil in the photo. Trust me, I’m really happy with this finished card and the way the black and gold went together. 

  

 

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Jul 20 2015

Definitely Dahlia Layered

Definitely Dahlia in Watermelon Wonder and Gold

 

Summer this year has been busy, busy, busy! It’s been so hard to find time to stamp. I did order some new favorites from the catalog and cleaned my office top to bottom so I am ready to get back to creating.

 

On of my new favorites is this background stamp, Definitely Dahlia.  You know I love big images because they do all the work.

After stamping the flower twice – once as the background and a second time as a piece I cut to 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" – most of the work was done. I layered each image onto Gold Foil and Watermelon Wonder card stock and added a greeting from Tin of Cards.

I distressed the edge of the larger piece of Whisper White card stock a bit with scissors just to show off the gold foil a bit better.

To finish the card, I added three White Perfect Accents colored with a gold sharpie marker.

 

 
  

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