Monday, May 17, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

Hello stampers,
     Today I'm showcasing the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set. There is only 1 stamp that stamps all of these butterflies at once & the die that goes with it is the same way but it cuts detail & solid butterflies. 
     For this card, I stamped directly onto Basic White Cardstock with Memento Black Ink. Then I went about coloring them using Lt. Balmy Blue, Lt Daffodil Delight, Lt. Highland Heather, Lt. Pink Pirouette, Lt. Pumpkin Pie & Lt. Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends. I backed the stamped image with Basic Black Cardstock & then finished the card off by attaching both layers to Basic White Cardstock. I decided not to cover the butterflies with a sentiment, instead opting to use the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set's big sentiment inside.
     

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Artistically Inked Thanks

Hello stampers,
    I'm really in love with the Artistically Inked Stamp Set. It's an easy set to work with & could be a great set for a new stamper with a few ink pads & the paper to go with it.
     I started the card with a Just Jade Cardstock base, then followed it with Basic White Cardstock where I stamped the long piece from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set twice on both sides using Magenta Madness Ink & Bumblebee Ink. The flower was stamped using Bumblebee Ink & the leaves were stamped using Just Jade Ink onto Basic White Cardstock scraps, then die cut out using the Big Shot & the Artistic Dies before being attached to the card. The sentiment is from the same set stamped with Just Jade Ink.


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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Artistically Inked Hello

Hello stampers,
     For today's card, I found 2 challenges- a sketch & a color combo one & decided to make a card using both.
     One of my favorite stamps in the new catalog is the Artistically Inked Stamp Set & the paper to go with it is GORGEOUS! I used Real Red Cardstock as the base of the card, then used the retired Back To Black DSP for the layer. I used Smoky Slate Cardstock & die cut it using the retired Stitched Shapes Framelits for the square where I stamped a sentiment from the set using Memento Black Ink. For the flower, I stamped all 3 pieces using Real Red Ink then die cut each of them out using the Artistic Dies. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the 2nd & 3rd layer of the flower to make it look 3D. I then attached the flower to the card using Glue Dots.

If you'd like to have a try I've included the challenges below. Have fun creating!




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Monday, May 10, 2021

Mother's Day Floral

Hello stampers,
     I hope all the mothers had a very special day yesterday. Today's post will be a little longer & have more pics than one of my usual posts because it turned out to be more than I had envisioned.
     So I decided that I wanted to color some die cuts like I had seen Brandy Cox do in a YouTube video a few weeks back. I chose to use the Many Layered Blossoms Die Set for this card. I started with Basic White Cardstock then cut out the detailed die & colored it using Lt. Polished Pink, Dk. Pale Papaya, Lt. Daffodil Delight & Lt./Dk. Old Olive Stampin' Blends.
My 1st intention was to back this up with the thicker background die using Basic Black Cardstock. But then I showed it to a stamping friend who I should try it with Basic White Cardstock then color it in with darker shades. Of course, my friend just laughed at me cuz she knew that meant a little bit more work for me than my original idea.
So below left is the finished product of coloring the background using Dk. Polished Pink, Dk. Pumpkin Pie, Dk. Old Olive, Lt. Mossy Meadow & Lt. Melon Melody. The picture to the right is both pieces together & my friend was right as this was what I went with in the end. Before running the detail die through the Big Shot I attached it to Adhesive Sheets so that it would be easier to mount. Of course, I remembered to do that after coloring this piece the 1st time so I had to redo it HAHA!
Next, I had to make a decision on what color background I was going to attach this to. Basic White was good but it just didn't make it stand out.
So I mounted my dies to Basic Black Cardstock then added that to a Polished Pink Cardstock base. I added some bling by adding Basic Rhinestones. I finished the card by punching out Daffodil Delight Cardstock using the retired Washi Label Punch & using the Timeless Tulip Stamp Set for the sentiment with Memento Black Ink. Now, to figure how to use the black background piece for another card. 

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Forever Fern Sympathy

Hello stampers,
     Masculine & Sympathy cards are never easy for me to do, but trying to put the 2 together made me struggle even more. I searched online to find something since the card I had in my mind didn't turn out like I had expected. I ended up finding a card that Jeannie Nielsen made which I CASEd.
     I began this card with a Misty Moonlight Cardstock base followed by a layer of Mossy Meadow Cardstock. I used Basic White Cardstock to stamp on using the Forever Fern Stamp Set with Misty Moonlight & Mossy Meadow Ink. The sentiment I used was from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set stamped with Misty Moonlight Ink.

 
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Monday, May 3, 2021

April Paper Pumpkin

Hello stampers,
     WOW, it has been awhile since I actually opened & used a Paper Pumpkin kit. April's Paper Pumpkin coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner DSP & darn if I could find my paper to make a few more cards. So I ended up copying 1 card & then made an alternate.
     Here is one of the cards made exactly from the kit instructions. Cute!
     Here is my alternate card- I started with a Real Red Cardstock base followed by a layer of Basic Black Cardstock. I used a layer of Basic White Cardstock & stamped the watermelon from the stamp set in the kit, coloring them in using Dk. Real Red & Dk. Old Olive Stampin' Blends. I stamped a sentiment from the same set using Old Olive Ink, then cut it out using the Message Die. (Yes that big die for just one itty bitty part LOL!) I then colored the retired All The Trimmings Embellishments with a Real Red Stampin' Blends. I then used the retired Starburst Punch to punch out the circle from Old Olive Cardstock before running it through the Big Shot using the Hammered Metal EF. I assembled the card using Stampin' Dimensionals behind the sentiment.
Hopefully if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin you are doing a better job of keeping up with them than I have!
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Friday, April 30, 2021

Mystery Stamping

Hello stampers,
     I have another mystery stamping card to show you today. I just found out that Sharon Armstrong does them every Monday so I'll have to see about her older videos for more.
     Today, I used retiring In Colors while I haven't used these much during the year, I think I'm really going to miss the Seaside Spray color. I started my card off with a Seaside Spray Cardstock base followed by a layer of Roccoco Rose Cardstock & Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. These colors are used in the retired Paper Blooms DSP, which is what I used for the 8 squares. After assembling, I used a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set to finish off the card.     
Well, I hope you get some time to try out mystery stamping with Sharon, she's a hoot.


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