Monday, May 31, 2021

Nothing's Better Than stamp set for Fab Friday #214

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

I love the new In-Colors! and we're celebrating them by throwing them all together on one card.  They work beautifully together but this was still a challenge for me as I tend not to put more than three different colours together on a card, unless they're already in the Designers Series Paper (DSP) - I guess that's just my style :)

Please click on either my card or the Fab Friday #214 image to go directly to their blog post.  Beautiful inspiration awaits.  And please join the challenge, make a card with some or all of the new In-Colors :)  





And here's the card details:

8 x 3 1/2 Evening Evergreen card base (8 x 7 folded in half)

3 3/4 x 1 3/4 Soft Succulent cardstock (CS) layer

3 3/4 x 1 3/4 Basic White CS layer

Scrap of Basic White CS for fancy drink images

1/2 inch strips of DSP, varying lengths for details.

Scalloped Contour Dies

Love You More Than Dies

Textured 3D Embossing Folder

Nothing's Better Than stamp set

Artistically Inked stamp set

Memento Black ink pad

Pale Papaya ink pad

Stampin' Blends Markers: Fresh Freesia; Polished Pink; Pale Papaya; Soft Succulent


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Assembly and Trix:

*  Scallop the edge of the Slimline card using the Scalloped Contour Dies.

*  Emboss the Soft Succulent layer with the textured embossing folder.

*  Stamp the Basic White layer with the Artistically Inked Stamp using Pale Papaya ink.  ***Trix, leave a bit of space in the centre to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment.

*  Stamp the fancy drinks with Memento Black ink and cut out using the Love You More Than Dies.  Colour with Stampin' Blends Markers as you wish. 

*  Layer the coordinating strips of DSP to the Basic White layer and adhere using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)  ***Trix, I chose to use 1/2 inch strips and I wanted the lengths to be uneven in length, but I glued each strip so that 1/4 of an inch would be visible to keep some visual balance.

*  Adhere the label to the Soft Succulent layer with glue.

*  Adhere to the card with Stampin' Dimensionls.

*  Adhere the fancy drinks to the label with glue.


Enjoy and have a super day!


 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Color & Contour for FMS #487

 Hello and thanks for visiting :)

Today's card was inspired by Jen T's Sketch Challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  Please click on either my card or the FMS #487 image to go directly to their blog and enjoy all the inspiration!  Slimline cards are really fun, there's lots of white space to contrast the focal image or there's lots of space to cover with images.  Either way, give a slimline card a try and see what you can create.



 


And here's the card details:

8 x 3 1/2 Thick Basic White Cardstock (CS)   (8 x 7 folded in half)

1 3/4 x 3 3/4 Smoky Slate CS layer

1 x 2 Basic White CS for sentiment

Scrap piece of Basic White CS for flowers

Color & Contour Bundle

Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder

Pool Party & Smoky Slate Ink

Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) strips, 1/2 x 4 1/4 and 1/2 by 4 1/2

Pool Party Ribbon


Assembly & Trix:

*  Scallop the edge of the card base using the Scalloped Contour Dies.  ***Trix, align the scallop border first before cutting to ensure the scallops are evenly distributed along the edge of the card for visual balance. 

*  Stamp the sentiment using Smoky Slate ink on Basic White.

*  Stamp the flowers using Pool Party ink.  ***Trix, I coloured the inside of the flowers with a sponge dauber for a little bit of dimension.

*  Emboss the Smoky Slate CS piece with the Texted Embossing Folder.

*  Adhere the Basic White sentiment piece to the Smoky Slate with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue).  Adhere the DSP and ribbon to the base of the Smoky Slate layer with glue and set aside to dry.    ***Trix, before attaching the sentiment measure the flower placement around the sentiment.

*  Adhere the Smoky Slate to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

*  Adhere the flowers to the Smoky Slate layer with glue.  ***Trix, if more than half of the flower hangs off the Smoky Slate layer it should be adhered to the card base with a h dimensional so that it doesn't droop.


Enjoy and have a super day! 

 

 




Friday, May 28, 2021

Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's post is all about using 6x6 Designer Series Paper, (DSP).  Last week I showed how to use one 6x6 piece of paper and wrap it around a notecard.  I do this when there is a neat pattern on the paper or its simply too gorgeous to cut up, I want to see more of it on the card!  :)   The Stampin' Up!® artists create a painting and then its made into the DSP.  The artwork on the 12x12 paper is often so beautiful I don't want to cut it up!  This is crazy you say, it's just paper :)  and yes you're correct.  So today's post is about cutting the fabulous dsp :)

I provided instructions for the cards on my Facebook Live video today, please find that link here, Lesley's StampinTrix video

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For today's first two cards I started by cutting 1 1/4 inch from one side of the 6x6 piece of dsp.  Then I cut the remaining piece as follows:


1st card:

Basic White Note Card

3 7/16 x 4 15/16 Magenta Madness Cardstock (CS) layer

3 1/4 x 4 3/4  Expressions in Ink DSP


2nd card:

Basic White Note Card

2 7/8 x 4 7/8 Evening Evergreen CS layer

2 3/4 x 4 3/4 Expressions in Ink DSP





3rd card:

4 1/2 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White Cardstock

4 1/8 x 5 3/8  Basic White CS layer embossed with Painted Texture Embossing Folder

Strips of various sizes left over from the DSP:  I used a 1 1/4 inch strip from the DSP cut into a 1/2 inch piece and a 3/4 of an inch piece.  As well, I used the leftover 1 inch piece from last weeks project,  you can find it here, Thanks Note Card.  And a 1 inch piece of Magenta Madness CS

1/2 strip of Basic White for the sentiment.


Enjoy and have a super day!





Thursday, May 27, 2021

Party Puffins for PP542

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card is inspired by Jaydee's Sketch Challenge #542 at The Paper Players.  Please click on my card or their blog image to visit their site and soak in the inspiration :)

I've been eagerly waiting for my order with the Party Puffins to arrive.  Oh my goodness they are cute - and the flying cake, totally fun!



 

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Polished Pink card base.  (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half)

4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Basic White Cardstock (CS) layer

Party Puffins stamp set

Memento Black ink

Soft Succulent ink

Polished Pink ink

Stampin' Blends Markers:  Polished Pink, Just Jade, Fresh Freesia, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink

Blending Brushes

In-Color Jewels

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Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the puffin using Memento Black ink.  ***Trix, I used the Stamparatus™ to ensure the black on the puffin was super crisp.  I like to practice the layout before I stamp on the card, and it allows me to re-ink the stamp to get the deep rich colouring when using dark colours.  

*  Stamp the happy birthday sentiment three times using Polished Pink ink.  ***Trix, I just eyeballed this repeat stamping, SU's red rubber stamps are fantastic because the rubber is evenly cut next to the image, so you can line up the base of the stamp with the base of your card and it will be even.

*  Stamp the fish with Soft Succulent ink, then add in colour with the Stampin' Blends Markers, I used Just Jade and Fresh Freesia.  ***Trix, Memento Black ink is recommended when colouring with blends, but if you're not actually blending colour with these alcohol markers, but rather carefully adding in a bit of colour to your image you can carefully dot on the colour in the area you need. 

*  Add some additional Polished Pink with a Blending Brush to suggest the cake is flying through the air, just for fun if you wish :)

*  Add the In-Color Jewels, these jewels are fabulous, they already have the adhesive on the back!  

*  Colour the cake and Puffin with Stampin' Blends Markers in the  colours suggested above.


Enjoy & have a super day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Quiet Meadow Bundle for GDP #293

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Today's card was inspired by the Global Design Project #293.  Please click on either my card or the GDP image to go directly to their blog post!  Also, remember to follow them on Instagram :)  You will be inspired!

I wanted to create a very simple design and showcase the coordination of our Designer Series Paper (dsp) with  our Cardstock (CS).  The colours for GDP this week are Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.  This dsp  includes Pale Papaya, but all the other colours in the pack are other SU colours, but look how well all these colours coordinate together!  Amazing Stampin' Up!®






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Evening Evergreen card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half, portrait orientation)

2 5/8 x 5 1/2  Soft Succulent CS layer

2 1/2 x 5 1/2 Hand-Penned dsp layer

2 x 5 1/2 scrap pieces of CS for the die cut flowers, use Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen

1 inch square piece of Basic White CS for the sentiment

Evening Evergreen ink

Pale Papaya Ribbon

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Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the dsp to the Soft Succulent CS layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the dsp and CS layers to the Evening Evergreen card base with glue.

*  Die cut the flowers using the Meadow dies using the above CS colours.

*  Stamp the 'love' sentiment using Evening Evergreen ink and die cut out using the tiny tag from the Meadow dies.

*  Glue the flowers together and add a tie of Linen Thread if you wish.   ***Trix, I used a Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Marker to colour the Linen Thread because I wanted it to match the dsp.  I simply liked the little tie of thread as well as the ribbon.  Make sure you attach the tiny tag before you knot the thread in place.

*  Adhere a Pale Papaya bow using Mini Glue Dots.

Enjoy and have a super day!




Monday, May 24, 2021

Campology & Beauty of the Earth DSP

 Hello and thanks for visiting! & Happy Victoria Day!

To celebrate Victoria Day in the Canadian North I've created this card using the Campology stamp set.  So whether you celebrate this day by going for a spring hike or camping in the wildness, celebrate the beautiful country we are privileged to live in.

This stamp set has so many fabulous images, its easy to make a variety of cards, each with a different image :)  Please click here, Lesley's online store to purchase the supplies to make this card.  




And here's the card details:

8 1/2 x 3 1/2 Thick Basic White Cardstock (CS)   (81/2 x 7 folded in half for landscape orientation)

Strips of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Campology Stamp Set

Memento Black Ink

Daffodil Delight & Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers

2 x 1 1/2 piece of Basic White paper for the tent image

1 x 1/2 inch piece of Basic White paper for the Explore sentiment 


Assembly & Trix:

*  Cut the tree from the Beauty of the Earth DSP choosing the pattern repeat to fit the card.  ***Trix, I used a 6 x 1 1/2 inch piece and a 2 3/4 ix 1 1/2 inch piece.  

*  Adhere the longest piece 3/4 of an inch from the fold line of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue) 

*  Stamp the tent with Memento Black ink and colour with Stampin' Blends Markers.  

*  Stamp the greeting with Memento Black ink and adhere to the back of the tent image with glue.

*  Adhere the shorter tree piece of dsp 3/4 of an inch from the bottom of the card and overlap the first strip slightly, using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

*  Adhere the tent and sentiment piece using dimensionals, also creating a bit of an overlap.

Enjoy and have a super day!


Friday, May 21, 2021

Happiest of Birthdays for PP541

 Hello and thx for visiting!

I'm cutting it close today with my entry for The Paper Players #541 Challenge - A Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Anne Marie.  However, I guess sometimes that's what happens with birthday cards, you need one quick,  and this is a super easy card for those - need one quick times!  Please click on either my card or the Paper Players image to go directly to their blog post.

I chose to use the Ornate Layers dies simply because they are so beautiful and filled with so many little dots! Yep those little dots are all over my desk - ha.   But isn't it worth it, look at that dimension, love it! 






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half landscape)

Two pieces of Basic White Cardstock (CS) for the Ornate Layers Dies

Ornate Layers Die 2 sizes

Happiest of Birthdays stamp set

Quiet Meadow stamp set

Ink Pads: Bermuda Bay; Pool Party; Balmy Blue; coastal Cabana


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the dots from the quiet Meadow stamp set across the centre of the card using Pool Party, Balmy blue & Coastal Cabana.  ***Trix, alternate the direction of the stamp to fill in the dots and create a random pattern.

*  Die cut with the largest die and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Stamp the sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink and cut out using the smaller die, adhere with dimensionals.

*You're done!   Go give that card away :)   & wish them Happy Birthday!


Enjoy & have a super day!



Thursday, May 20, 2021

Expressions In Ink Note Card

Hello and thanks for visiting! 

Today I'm creating with the fabulous Expressions In Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper and our Note Cards.  I love this paper and as I patiently waited for it at arrive I tried to copy the technique.  I think I did a pretty good job, but wow, now that I have the paper, wow, it is gorgeous.  

I chose to wrap it around a note card to get the full effect of the pattern.  To see my 'how to' video on fb click here, StampinTrix FB video Expression In Ink Note Card

The TGIF Challenge #317 is to be inspired by the New Annual Catalogue.  Please click on either my card of their blog image to visit their blog directly and be inspired by other creations from this new fabulous catalogue  :)













And here's the card details:

Basic White Note Card

Expressions In Ink Specialty Designers Series Paper

Artistically Inked stamp set

Polished Pink Ink

Ephemera Pack

Stamparatus™

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Assembly and Trix:

*  Fold and burnish the Basic White Note Card on the pre-scored line.

*  Cut 1 inch off the right side of the card.

*  Cut a 12x12 piece of dsp in half and then half again to create a 6x6 square.

*  Trim 1 inch off one side based on the pattern of the paper.  ***Trix, the idea of this card is to wrap a pattern of dsp all around the card, so follow the pattern of the paper to determine which edge to cut off.

*  Score the dsp at 2 1/2, this will be the front of the card.  Ensure the dsp is evenly lining up with the note card by wrapping it around the notecard before gluing into place.

*  Stamp the greeting directly on the dsp using Polished Pink ink.   ***Trix, I prefer to use the Stamparatus™ for this to ensure I have correct placement of the stamped image.

*  Adhere the dsp to the back of the card first with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue) on the three outside edges.  ***Trix, take care to line up the dsp with the cardstock edges, this will ensure your dsp is centered when you wrap it around the front of the card.

*  Align the folds together, aligning the fold of the note card with the fold line of the dsp.  Adhere using glue to only the three open sides.  ***Trix, always keep the fold line clear of glue to ensure there is room for the dsp to move and fall into place on the note card. 

*  Embellish with adhesive backed sequins from the Ephemera Pack.

*  Sit back and enjoy your simple creation and decide who to send this card to :) 


Enjoy and have a super day!


Click here, Stampin' Blends Markers and Rubbing Alcohol Technique while I patiently waiting for the Expressions In Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper to arrive :)



 

Etched in Nature stamp set with Linen Specialty Paper for Fab Fri213

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card features the all new Linen Specialty Paper.  I was sad when the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder retired but this paper is a close second.  It has an adhesive backing, and I think the best way to describe it, is to say it reminds me of a fabric bandage, like an Elastoplast band aid :)   The layout for the card was inspired by Fab Friday.  Please click on either my card or the Fab Friday image and go directly to their blog post and enjoy the inspiration from all the creative ideas. 






And here's the card details:


4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Gray Granite card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half landscape orientation)

4 x 5 1/4 Soft Suede Cardstock (CS) layer

2 3/4 x 3 1/4 piece of Linen Specialty Paper   ***** Click here Lesley's online store to purchase this paper.  If you use the Host Code 7DT6ZCV2 in May, then I can send you a thank you gift with your card in June :)

2 3/4 x 3 1/4 piece of Gray Granite CS


Assembly and Trix:

*  Stamp the Soft Suede layer with Queen Anne's Lace stamp set to create a background using Soft Suede ink.

*  Emboss Soft Suede layer with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

*  Adhere to card base using Multipurpose Liquid glue (glue)

*  Adhere the Linen Specialty Paper to the Gray Granite piece.  ***Trix, I found it easier to use a slightly larger piece of both the Linen and Gray Granite paper and then trim to the desired size.  The leftover piece can be used for the sentiment.  The Linen paper has an adhesive back that is very forgiving if you place it crooked onto the Gray Granite, however it is fabric so it stretches slightly.   

*  Stamp the Wren from the Etched in Nature stamp set using Memento Black ink onto the Linen Specialty Paper.  ***Trix, I used the Stamparatus® to stamp the outline of the Wren,  the Stamparatus® is fabulous because you can re-ink the stamp and stamp again to get even coverage. 

*  Adhere the Linen layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Stamp the sentiment using Memento Black ink onto a scrap piece of Linen paper and adhere to the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon with glue.

*  Adhere the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon to the card with glue and embellish with Metallic Pearls.


Enjoy and have a super day!  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Peaceful Moments stamp set with Ice Cream Corner DSP

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today I have a fun and simple card for you.  The fabulous Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper is retiring June 4.  Yes, I know I'm going to miss this happy paper.  The wonderful stamp set and punch will stay with us but the paper is leaving.

I have two photos today because I wanted you to see the versatility of the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  I used the Label Me Fancy Punch too, it has the neat little hole and slit opening, perfect for stringing a label onto ribbon.  The scallops are created with the Scalloped Contour Dies, I have used these dies everyday I think in the last couple of weeks, they're perfect for labels, cardstock layers and edges as I've shown here.

If you like my card, I'd love for you to leave me a comment, and I'm always happy to answer any questions.


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And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Blackberry Bliss Cardstock base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half portrait)

4 x 3 1/2 Ice Cream cone paper from the Ice Cream Corner DSP pack

4 x 2 3/4 Blackberry Bliss and Purple Posy Striped paper from the same pack

Scrap of Purple Posy for the sentiment.  **Purple Posy has retired.  It was an In-Color from 2019-2021, but it was in the dsp paper so I used my tiny little scraps that I have left :) we don't throw anything away - ha.  You could use Blackberry Bliss paper with white emboss for the sentiment or try our new Fresh Freesia, pretty close my friends :)  We can always count on SU's coordination! 

Label Me Fancy Punch


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Assembly and Trix:

*  Die cut the striped layer with the Scalloped Contour Dies.

*  Adhere the ice cream cone layer on the Blackberry Bliss card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the scalloped layer at the top of the card overlapping the bottom dsp layer a bit.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals for a bit of  lift.

*  Stamp the sentiment on scrap paper with Blackberry Bliss ink and punch out with the Label Me Fancy punch.  Use the slit or dot  punch to create a place to pull the ribbon through.

*  String the label onto the ribbon and tie the ribbon around the top of the card, I used the Polka Dot Tulle, just 'cause I love it and it goes with the ice cream cones I think,  but sadly I just used up my last bits :( 

*  Tuck a glue dot under the label to keep it fastened to the card or leave it hanging, whichever you wish.

*  That's it you're done!  Beautiful eh!


Enjoy and have a super day!

Monday, May 17, 2021

In Good Taste DSP for TGIFC#316

Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card is a "Blast from the Past"  - the Stampin' Up!® wood mount stamp set is called "For Father", I cannot remember when it was released - maybe early 2000's.  If any of you remember it and know the date, please leave me a comment :)    TGIF Challenge #316 inspired the layout for today's card, please click on either my card or the TGIF Challenges image to visit their blog.  

I made this card for my son who is beginning a carpentry apprenticeship - and it simply is the perfect image,  I had to use it :)  The barn board wood grain look of this In Good Taste Designers Series Paper (dsp) is the perfect compliment.   This time I chose to put the sentiment on the inside, the picture is at the bottom of the page.







And here's the card details:

*  4 1/4 x 5 1/2  Early Expressor card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)
*  4 x 5 1/2 Basic White Cardstock (CS) layer
*  Three 3/4 inch strips of Barnboard/woodgrain In Good Taste DSP: 2 strips 1/2 inch wide; 1 strip 3/4 inch wide; 1 strip 1 inch wide
*  2 1/2 x 3 1/4 scrap of Basic White CS for image layer.
*  2 1/4 x 3 5/8 piece of Early Expresso for background 

Assembly and Trix:

*  Stamp the carpenters box image onto the scrap of Basic White CS with Memento Black ink and colour with Stampin' Blends Markers in Gray Granite; Crumb Cake; Bronze; Smokey Slate; Calypso Coral and Seaside Spray.

*  Cut the image with a rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Shapes Dies and adhere it to the Early Expresso piece.

*  Plan the placement of the woodgrain dsp pieces and the sentiment piece to create even spacing, or group as you prefer.  Adhere the woodgrain dsp with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the image piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Highlight the saw with a bit of Wink of Stella if you like :)

Here's a picture of the inside of the card, I really wanted to keep the outside clean and aligned.  The sentiment is from Peaceful Thoughts stamp set with Early Expresso ink.



 
Enjoy and have a super day!
 

 
  

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Dressed To Impress & Best Year stamp set for FMS485

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card features the Dressed To Impress stamp set and the simple little "hey" greeting from Best Year Stamp set.  But for me the feature is the gorgeous "Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate" that has **Silver on the reverse - wow - so beautiful!  I was inspired by Judy's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Please click on either my card or the Freshly Made Sketches image to go directly to their blog post and prepared to be inspired!





And here's the card details:

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Highland Heather card base ( 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half)

5 1/2 x 2 Golden Garden Acetate

Basic White Cardstock scrap paper for the stamped images and label

Tasteful Labels Dies

Dressed to Impress stamp set

Stampin' Blends Markers:  Smokey Slate, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather ink pads

**The fabulous Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate is only available while supplies last, it retires with the Mini Catalogue in June.  To shop for the card supplies click here Lesley's online store  


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the Tasteful Layers die with flowers using Fresh Freesia ink.

*  Stamp the images on scrap Basic White CS and colour using the blends and fussy cut out.  ***Trix use light and dark blends to change the colour slightly on the image, for example, colour the perfume bottle label with the darker blend and the perfume in the bottle with the lighter Fresh Freesia marker, and enhance the Smokey Slate with Wink of Stella.

*  Carefully peel off the protective plastic coating from the acetate.

*  Align the banner and label die on the card front to decide placement first, without gluing them down.  Adhere the perfume bottle and lipstick with Stampin' Dimensionals to the stamped label then stamp the sentiment using Highland Heather ink.

*  Adhere the label to the acetate banner using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, (glue) and allow a few moments to dry.

*  Flip the banner over and only apply glue to the area where the label is glued.  ***Trix, because the acetate is see through carefully apply glue to areas that cannot be seen, such as thicker flower and leaf images as well as the label die. 


Enjoy and have a super day!        


Friday, May 14, 2021

Watercoloured Happiest of Birthdays with Scalloped Contour Dies

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's project was inspired by two design team challenges.  The colour choice came from The Spot Challenge #161 - Color Challenge and the theme choice from Global Design Project Challenge #291 - Theme Birthday.  Please click on The Spot's image to visit their blog post, and click on the GDP image to visit their blog post.   The popsicle, as we call it here in Canada :) came from the April Paper Pumpkin Kit, and I knew when I saw the melting, drippy look of the popsicle paper in the kit, I had to try to re-create it with watercolouring.  




Click here to visit Spot Challenge #161


Click here to visit #GDP291


And here's the card details:

4 1/5 x 5 1/2 Fresh Freesia card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 Fresh Freesia Cardstock (CS) layer

Scalloped Contours Dies

Happiest of Birthdays stamp set

Popsicles from Paper Pumpkin April 2021 kit

Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder

Fresh Freesia, Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green ink pads.

Stampin' Blends Markers in the above colours

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper

Water Painters

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Assembly & Trix:

*  Emboss the Fresh Freesia layer with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, and adhere to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Stamp the greeting using Magenta Madness ink and cut out using the Scalloped Contour Dies.

* Create a striped layer scallop band, using Stampin' Blends Markers and cut out using a larger Scalloped Contour die.

*  Adhere the Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia ribbons to the sentiment scallop rectangle with glue, or Stampin' Seal.

*  Adhere the striped scalloped strip to the card base with glue and then add the sentiment piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Create the popsicles by watercolouing the image, fussy cut out and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals.  ***Trix, use Staz On ink to create a permanent ink outline on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  With Water Painters colour in with Fresh Freesia, Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green.  I used a combo of Cinnamon Cider and Early Expresso on the popsicle sticks. 

*  Embellish with In-Color Jewels.

***Trix for watercolouring the popsicles please check out my Facebook video here, Watercolouring with Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper


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The June Paper Pumpkin Kit looks absolutely gorgeous!  To receive your kit in the mail sign up by June 10 here, June Expressions In Ink Paper Pumpkin Kit  


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For refills for the April Popsicle Paper Pumpkin Kit click here, April Popsicle Paper Pumpkin Kit 


Enjoy & have a super day!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Positive Thoughts & Happiest of Birthdays for #TGIFC315

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Well, I'm not sure this card isn't' falling into the category of Mashup & Hot Mess - ha!  The TGIF Challenge #315 is a Color Challenge using Mango Melody, Magenta Madness and Daffodil Delight.   I really wanted to play along but I don't have all the ink colours, yes that's right, I do not have everything ;)   I only have Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Markers, so I needed to mix things up a bit and use the blends and Rubbing Alcohol to create a background.  Please click on either my card or the TGIFC image to go directly to their blog post to view some beautiful projects using this colour combo.  






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Mango Melody Card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 Pearlescent Specialty Designers Series Paper (SDSP)

1 x 5 1/4 Magenta Madness strip of Cardstock

Scrap pf Very Vanilla Cardstock for the sentiment


Assembly & Trix:

*  Colour Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Markers onto the Pearlescent paper in and dab with 99% Rubbing Alcohol to blend and move the colour blotches, then set aside to dry.

*  Stamp the flower with Daffodil Delight and Magenta Madness ink onto of the Mango Melody layer, taking care to allow the images to dry, the ink can smear easily on this glossy paper.

*  Stamp the sentiment on Very Vanilla CS using Magenta Madness ink and fussy cut out.

*  Trim the edge of the Pearlescent layer and the Magenta Madness layer with the Scalloped die.  

*  Adhere the Magenta Madness layer to the Pearlescent paper, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, then attach to the Mango Melody card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the sentiment to the card front with dimensionals and add some bling with Rhinestones Basic Jewels.


Enjoy & have a super day!

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Art Gallery and Colour Blocking for PP540

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Today's card is inspired by The Paper Players Challenge 540 - A Color challenge from Laurie.  Please click on either my card or the PP540 image to go directly to their blog and enjoy the inspiration!   When I saw this challenge my first thought was Winter Wedding colours, I have no idea why, so I ran with it :)

I love colour blocking on a card, because it's so simple to do and makes such a statement.  The card is very easy to replicate with whatever colour combo you choose.  I've added a bit of Metallic Mesh Ribbon to bling it up, I did actually squish the ribbon together in the center with glue dots, hoping it would look like a ribbon wrapped and tied but without the bulk, however the flower covered it, oh well.



 



And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic Black card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

3 5/8 x 4 5/8 Thick Basic White Cardstock (CS) layer

3 1/4 x 4 1/2 Basic White CS layer

1 /2 x 3 1/4  CS strips Basic Black, Basic Grey. Cherry Cobbler

Chick here Lesley's online store to purchase the supplies


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the coloured strip to the Basic White card layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)  ***Trix align the bottom black layer first and ensure it's straight using glue to adjust and move the piece into place, then you can add the other colour layers on top knowing they are straight.

*   Adhere this colour blocked layer to the Thick Basic White card base.

*  Adhere the Metallic Mesh ribbon loosely to the card layer.  ***Trix, loosely lay the ribbon across the front center band of the card layer, adhere only to the back with Stampin' Seal.  Gather the ribbon in the center and adhere with Mini Glue Dots, leaving the sides loose.  

*  Adhere to the Basic Black care base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Stamp the flower using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out with the matching dies.  ***Trix, adhere to the card layer doubling up the Stampin' Dimensionals so that the ribbon still has movement and lift, and the flower looks like its floating.  

*  Adhere the sentiment to the flower using glue.  The congratulations is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and is embossed with white and fussy cut out.

*  Add a bit more bling with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.


Enjoy and have a super day!

 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Quiet Meadow for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program May Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

This very simple card is created using the Quiet Meadow stamp set.  It can be easily replicated for future classes, and I wanted to show how simple it is to create dimension with colour using Blending Brushes and Blender Pens.



 

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White Cardstock (CS) ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 Fresh Freesia CS layer

3 15/16 x 5 3/16 Basic White CS layer **the 16ths of an inch are just smidge smaller than the Fresh Freesia layer


Assembly & Trix:

*  Using Blending Brushes softly build the colour on the Basic White CS layer to create colour dimensional with Fresh Freesia ink where the top of the flower stamp will be.

*  Stamp the flower image using Fresh Freesia ink.  ***Trix, move the colour in the centre of the flower slightly using a Blender Pen, pick up more colour from the ink pad to enhance the colour, taking care not to breakdown the paper fibers with too much blending.  

*   Stamp the sentiment using Fresh Freesia ink, I used the thank you from Dragonfly Garden.   ***Trix, change the sentiment by choosing which words you want as a sentiment.  I only wanted "thanks" and "you".  Use a post it note or piece of non stick tape to cover the words you do not want, ink the stamp, peel of the tape and stamp onto the CS layer.  Repeat the process to add the "you" under it.

*  Adhere the stamped layer to the Fresh Freesia layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

*  Adhere the CS layer to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals


Enjoy & have a super day!


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Inspired Thoughts Bundle for FMS484

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Today's card is for Amy's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, please click on either my card or the FMS image to go directly to their blog post.  This simple sketch is so perfect for a wide variety of cards.  I really wanted to play with the new Inspired Thoughts Bundle and keep the card very simple and easy to replicate for upcoming classes.  We live in the Niagara Peninsula with so many beautiful orchards of pink in bloom right now, I just had to try and create blossoms with this foliage die.   I thought the sentiment was perfect for a Mother's Day, or a spring birthday card.  






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White Card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/2 Basic White Cardstock (CS) layer

1 3/4 x 2 inch piece of Basic White CS for sentiment frame

1 1/2  x 1/58 Basic White CS piece for sentiment


Assembly & Trix:

*  Die cut the tree from the Inspired Thoughts dies and cut apart for a single tree, using Soft Suede CS

*  Die cut the blossoms from Polished Pink CS.  ***Trix, these blossoms/foliage are terrific because there are bits within the die that pop out and bits that can be flipped up to create a bit of dimension.  I coloured the bits that flip up with the chalk marker to catch the light even more and hopefully look like blossoms opening.

*  Dies cut the grass or slope using Pear Pizzazz CS.

*  Stamp the sentiment  with Granny Apple Green on the smallest piece of Basic white CS and pop up with dimensionals on the larger of the two Basic White pieces to create a frame and focus for the sentiment. 

*  Blend Balmy Blue on the CS layer using Blending Brushes to create a look of sky behind the tree.

*  Adhere the sentiment first to the CS layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue(glue) and then build the scene around the sentiment and adhere with glue.

*  Enhance with a Bumblebee Trinket and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot. 


Enjoy & have a super day!


Friday, May 7, 2021

Campology and Beauty of the Earth DSP for PP539

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Whew where has the week gone?  Must be new catalogue week!  I thought I had one more day, seriously I thought I had one more day to get this card creation out of my brain and onto paper for The Paper Players Challenge 539.  Oh well, I think I'm just getting it submitted just in time.  Please click on either my card or the Paper Players image to go directly to their blog post and see all the inspiration.

The challenge for this week was a theme challenge from Joanne, cards for boys.  And since I'm a mom of three grown up boys I had many ideas rolling around in my head for the card this week.  When I think back, my boys always liked to explore, often in and around the water.  Above all else I hope my boys continue to explore in their adult years, and are always fascinated by the beauty found in nature.  



   




And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Mossy Meadow Card base ( 4/14 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 Beauty of the Earth Designers Series Paper (DSP)

3 x 4 1/4 Very Vanilla Cardstock layer 

3 1/8 x 4 3/8 Old Olive Cardstock layer


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the Beauty of the Earth DSP to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Stamp the trees using Mossy Meadow and Old Olive ink ***Trix, When I create a scene with a stamp set like this one I practise first.  This time I used the Stamparatus® to align the stamps.  Initially I tried to move the stamp, in the same position using the hinges on the side, but then it looked to me that the trees were too perfectly aligned.  So in the end I repositioned the stamp to capture different tress and built a scene from there.

*  Stamp the tent with Old Olive ink and colour in with Blender pens.  Use Pool Party and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers to create a focal tent image.

*  Adhere the Very Vanilla layer to the Old Olive layer with glue and then attach with Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink and fussy cut out, adhere with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.


Enjoy and have a super day!

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Color & Contour Bundle for Fab Friday 212

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This card has been rolling around in my head for two weeks and I realize I'm cutting it close for entry into Fab Friday Challenge 212.  Please click on either my card or the Fab Friday image to go directly to their website and prepare to be inspired.  I think Mindy's card is what must have been inspiring me subconsciously this last week - ha - because as I prepare to post to the Fab Friday challenge I see the similarity.  Oh well, I guess I've CASEd Mindy this week - thx Mindy!

I do love this new Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, it has a masculine feel to it, but somehow, when I've created with this wood grain, I'm adding flowers.  :)   And seriously I think my fav to date is Color & Contour, I love the line art of the flowers and the sentiments in this fabulous stamp set.  Then, kick it up a notch with all the scalloped dies, simply fun!  I hope my simple card inspires you to mix up your stamp sets and paper choices, and you see the range of options with this colour combination at the Fab Friday blog. 




    


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Soft Sea Foam card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Beauty of the Earth DSP layer

1 /14 x 2 1/2 Soft Sea Foam cardstock piece to frame the scalloped rectangle

Basic White cardstock scrap tp fit the smallest scallop rectangle die

Cardstock and Ink in the following colours:  Soft Sea Foam; Old Olive; Flirty Flamingo & Terracotta Tile (retired - you could use Calypso Coral)

Color & Contour Bundle


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the woodgrain dsp to the Soft Sea Foam card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Stamp the sentiment with Soft Sea Foam Ink and adhere to Soft Sea Foam piece with glue.

*  Adhere the Soft Sea Foam and scalloped rectangle to the woodgrain dsp with glue.

*  Stamp each flower with the matching ink colour and die cut with the Scalloped Contour Dies.  ***Trix, Stamp the leaves of the largest flower image, cut out with matching die and trim to fit within the flower placement as you prefer.

*  Decide on placement of flowers and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals.  ***Trix, only add dimensionals to the portion of the flower that attaches to the woodgrain dsp, let the other half of the flower rest on the flower beside it, so they look nestled in together and overlapping slightly.  


Enjoy and have a super day!  



Beauty Of Friendship for #TGIFC314

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Today's card is inspired by the TGIF Challenge #314 Oh My Ombre.  This fabulous challenge is a Designer Takeover Challenge created by Charlet.  Please click on either my card or the TGIFC image to go directly to their blog post and soak in all the inspiration!

I've been practicing with the Stampin' Blends Markers and Rubbing Alcohol Technique this past week, so I challenged myself to attempt an ombre look.  I also wanted to create a very simple card with the focus being on the technique, so I left the card free of extra embellishments and hoped with the addition of the tree it would look like a sunrise or sunset scene.  




Click here to visit the #TGIFC314 blog post 


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Very Vanilla Card base (4 1/2 x 11 folded in half)

2 1/8 x 5 1/2 Calypso Coral Cardstock layer

2 inch x 5 1/2 Pearlescent Specialty Paper

Stampin' Blends Markers: Calypso Coral; Mango Melody; Petal Pink

Flirty Flamingo Ink

Early Expresso Ink

Beauty of Friendship stamp set


Assembly & Trix:

Please see my Facebook live video here Stampin' Blends Markers & Rubbing Alcohol Technique to learn how I created the background for the tree.

*  Create the sunrise/sunset background on Pearlescent Specialty Paper using the Stampin' Blends Markers & Rubbing Alcohol Technique.

*  Stamp the tree using Early Expresso ink and adhere to the Calypso Coral CS layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

*  Stamp the sentiment with Flirty Flamingo Ink and cut out using a label within the Beautiful Trees Dies.  ***Trix, I double cut the 'thank you ' sentiment with the die to create the shorter and narrow piece.  I love the little impression line across the top and bottom of the label.

*  Adhere the sentiment to the tree with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the card strip layer to the Very Vanilla card base suing Stampin' Dimensionals.


Enjoy and have a super day!  


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