Monday, January 31, 2022

Artfully Layered & Amazing Thanks for Kylie's International Highlights Gallery

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card was created for Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery.  If you like my card I'd love for you to vote for it.  Simply click here to visit Kylie's Gallery and click on the little heart in the top right corner of my card within the gallery.  If my card is chosen then I have the opportunity to join Kylie's International Blog Hop at the end of the month.  Thanks so much for your support!  Enjoy the gallery and all the inspiration I know you will find there.


Click my card to visit Kylie's February International Blog Highlights Gallery


The fantastic Artfully Layered Bundle  includes the Artfully Layered Stamp Set & Tropical Layers Dies.  I added in the Amazing Thanks Dies for an extra bit of dimension.


Click the image to visit Kylie's International Highlights Gallery


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic Black card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half portrait orientation)

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

1/4 x 5 1/8 Petal Pink CS

Artfully Layered Bundle Item #157761 

Amazing Thanks Dies Item #157816 

3 x 4 piece of Just Jade CS for the die cut palm leaf

4 x 2 piece of Petal Pink CS for the 'thanks' die

4 x 2 piece of Gold Foil Sheet

White Embossing Powder

VersaMark Ink

Stampin' Blends Markers in Just Jade & Smoky Slate


*** Click here to shop the supplies to create this card.  Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your shopping cart is between $60 and $135.  Then I'll send you a little thank you gift in the mail the following month.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4




Assembly & Trix:

*  Heat Emboss the Artfully Layered stamps with VersaMark Ink & White Embossing Powder.  *** Trix, colour the embossed area with blends for colour dimension.

*  Die cut the two different 'thanks' dies from the Petal Pink and Gold Foil.  Adhere together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the thanks sentiment to the Just Jade die cut with Mini Glue Dots, then adhere to the embossed layer. 

*  Die cut the strip of Petal Pink with the Tropical Layers dies with the detailed edge die, then adhere to the Basic Black layer with glue.

*  Adhere the layer to the card base with glue.

*** Click @lesleystampintrix for a quick Instagram Reel on how I created this card.   

*** To watch the full video with Trix & Tips on YouTube click here 



It's time for the Freebies  :)   


Click the image to see all the free Sale-A-Bration products

*** During Sale-A-Bration, you'll also get your choice of any two stamp sets for Free if you choose to Join our Creative Community!


How does this work you ask?

*** Simply choose $165 of product & pay $135 - no shipping or taxes (in most provinces) and enjoy an ongoing discount of 20% on future orders. 

It's simply the best value for the dollar.  Choose your favourites as your 'Starter Kit', there is no commitment to sell or promote Stampin' Up!® products unless you wish to.  I purchased the Starter Kit to save money and enjoyed a discount on my purchases for 5 years until I decided to start my online business. 

***Click here to Join the Fun! *** 

Please email me lesley@stampintrix.ca if you have any questions.  I'm always happy to talk about the company and products I love! 


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Enjoy and have a super day!


Awesome Otters & Driving By Stamp Sets with On The Horizon Bundle for #FMS520

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Today's card is for the Freshly Made Sketches  #520 Challenge - A Sketch by Jen M.  Please click on either my card or the #FMS520 image to visit their blog post and enjoy the inspiration with this super great sketch.


Click my card to visit the #FMS520 blog post


I have to admit this sketch kinda through me for a loop initially, until I turned it on its side and then I saw the otter swimming - and it all came together.  The band of grass and logs is from the On The Horizon Bundle Item #157779.


Click the image to visit the #FMS520 blog post


I've been on a watercolouring kick lately and the Awesome Otters is the perfect stamp set.  The sentiment in 'Driving By' fits with the Otters I think  :)  Both of these stamp sets are free during Sale-A-Bration (SAB), check below, and click on the image to see all the SAB products available 'til Feb. 28th

I used the Fluid™100 Watercolor Paper for this card because I love how the water saturates this paper and the colours flow and change in depth.  The colouring is a combination of Pool Party and Balmy Blue.  The Otter is stamped with StazOn® Ink and coloured with Gray Granite and Basic Gray.



   

The card base is Pool Party with a layer of Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam.  The watercolour paper is cut at 5 x 3 3/4.  The grass is Old Olive and the On The Horizon log image is stamped on watercolour paper as well.   


*** Click here to shop the supplies to create this card.  Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your order is $60 or greater and then I can send you an little thank you in the mail the following month.  Today is the last day for January's Host Code VWEZDEJ4



Last month to earn Free Sale-A-Bration stamps & paper ,...


Click the image to see all the free SAB products available


Enjoy and have a super day!





Saturday, January 29, 2022

To The Moon for #GDP327 Love Valentine Theme Challenge

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Today's card was created for my sweetie and the Global Design Project Challenge of Love - Valentines.  This piece of paper within the New Horizon Designer Series Paper pack looks like the coloration process of a space picture taken by the Hubble Telescope - anyone else see this when you look at this particular piece of paper? 



 

The card design is super simple, it's a 'Gatefold'.  Start with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Basic Black and score at 2 1/8 on one side and 2 1/8 on the other side.  I layered on the New Horizons Designer Series Paper  #157768. ***Trix, cut the paper a smidge smaller than the card base and then cut it in half. 

The stamp set is called 'To The Moon', #155667.  I was thinking this stamp set would work well for Valentines when I purchased it, but of course I almost forgot about it when creating my Valentines cards this year. 

The little Blackberry Bliss heart is a die cut from the Bouquet Of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder with Coordinating Dies #157641

*** Click here to shop the supplies to create this card, and please remember to use the monthly Host Code if your shopping cart purchases are between $60 and $135.  Then I can send you a thank you gift in the mail the next month with your thank you card.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4


Click my card to visit the #GDP327 Challenge blog


Please click on either my card above, or the #GDP327 image below to go directly the the Global Design Project blob post and soak in all the Love - Valentines inspiration.


Click on the image to visit the #GDP327 Challenge Blog Post



It's Sale-A-Bration time!  Bring on the Freebies!


Click the image to see all the Sale-A-Bration products available


*** During Sale-A-Bration, you'll also get your choice of any two stamp sets for Free if you choose to Join our Creative Community!



*** Click here to Join the Fun!


How does this work you ask?

*** Simply choose $165 of product & pay $135 - no shipping or taxes (in most provinces) and enjoy an ongoing discount of 20% on future orders. 

It's simply the best value for the dollar.  Choose your favourites as your 'Starter Kit', there is no commitment to sell or promote Stampin' Up!® products unless you wish to.  I purchased the Starter Kit to save money and enjoyed a discount on my purchases for 5 years until I decided to start my online business.   

Please email me lesley@stampintrix.ca if you have any questions.  I'm always happy to talk about the company and products I love! 


Enjoy & have a super day!


 



Friday, January 28, 2022

Special Moments & Driving By, 2 Free Stamp Sets during SAB

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card uses *2 Free* stamp sets, available during Sale-A-Bration (SAB)  Driving By is an awesome little stamp set perfect for colouring, available with a $60 order.  I used the Stampin' Blends Markers to colour this little car.   




The extra special little bit on this card is the Supply Shimmer Specialty Paper.  One sheet of this paper is Pool Party, it's terrific to work with, cuts beautifully with the Stampin' Up!® Paper Trimmer, Item #152392, and with our Dies.  I used the Layering Circles Dies #151770 to cut a background circle to highlight the car.  

The car is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,  then coloured with Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Markers.  The balloons are coloured with Pool Party blends, then the image was die cut using Tasteful Labels #152886.  Everything is adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue) to a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Pool Party Cardstock (CS) that was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered to a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 Pool Party card base with Stampin' Dimensionals (dimensionals)

The sentiment is from another *Free Sale-A-Bration Stamp set called Special Moments.  This set is available with a $120 purchase.   It's stamped it with Memento Ink on Basic White Cardstock and adhered with dimensionals.    


*** Click here to shop the supplies to create this card

*** Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your shopping cart is $60 or greater and then I can send you an little thank you gift in the mail the next month with your thank you card.  *Yes, that's on top of the Free Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set you will receive until February 28th 2022.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4 



Sale-A-Bration freebies!


Click the image to see all the Sale-A-Bration products available


If your 'Shopping List' is getting close to $135, consider moving your 'Shopping List' to a 'Starter Kit List'.   Choose $165 worth of products but pay $135 - no shipping & no taxes (in most provinces)

What's the catch?  

There is no catch!  It's the best value for the dollar.  You're simply purchasing a kit of supplies, there is no commitment to sell or promote Stampin' Up!® products unless you wish to.  I enjoyed the discount for 5 years before I decided to start my online business.   Please email me lesley@stampintrix.ca if you have any questions.  I'm always happy to talk about the company and products I love! 


*** Click here  to Join our Creative Community!




*During Sale-A-Bration, you'll also get your choice of any two stamp sets for Free*


Enjoy & have a super day!


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Driving By with New Horizons for Dad 's Birthday

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Today's card is made for my dad, he would be 89 years old today and I miss him everyday.  He loved cars, boats, airplanes, and he loved going for a drive, usually by the lake or the ocean when he could get away and travel.  He was a painter and loved watercolouring, so today this card is for him! 




This card is a CASE from Rachel Tessman at Stamp Your Art Out.  Click here  to visit her website.  CASE means Copy And Share Everything but I like to think of it as as Copy And 'Selectively Edit'.  I edited the size of the gorgeous New Horizon's Designer Series Paper #157768 and added the car from the *Free* Sale-a-bration stamp set, Driving By.

* The DSP is cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, with a Basic Black Cardstock (CS) border, a smidge bigger at 3 13/16 x 3 13/16, then adhered to a Thick Basic White card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

* The 'Thinking Of You' sentiment and the birds are stamped with Memento Black Ink, from the On The Horizon Stamp Set #157770   ***Trix, I added lines from the Nuts & Bolts Stamp Set to give the impression of a road. 



 

* The car is stamped with Memento Black ink and coloured with Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers.  ***Trix, the shine comes from 'Crystal Effects'!  I love how this product adds a high gloss shine to the car *allow this product ample time to dry, it's very thick and needs the extra time to harden naturally.  

*** Click here to shop the supplies to create this card.


*** Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your shopping cart is between $60 and $135.  Then I'll send you a little thank you gift in the mail the following month.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4


Wait - so what happens when my shopping cart is over $135 you ask?  :)


*** Choose $165 of product & pay $135 - no shipping or taxes (in most provinces) + 20% off future purchases - that's what!  :)


Choose to move your shopping cart items to the Starter Kit cart and Join a Creative Community of Crafters!


*** What's the catch?  There is no catch!  It's the best value for the dollar.  You're simply purchasing a kit of supplies, there is no commitment to sell or promote Stampin' Up!® products unless you wish to.  I enjoyed the discount for 5 years before I decided to start my online business.   Please email me lesley@stampintrix.ca if you have any questions.  I'm always happy to talk about the company and products I love! 


*** Click here  to Join the Fun!




It's Sale-a-bration time!  During Sale-A-Bration, you'll also get your choice of any two stamp sets for Free*!  Please email me for more info lesley@stampintrix.ca


Click the image to see the Sale-A-Bration products available



Enjoy & have a super day!


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

In The Moment Watercoloured

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card was created for a Card SWAP with fellow demonstrators to showcase the new January - June Mini Catalogue 2022.  The stamp set I chose was 'In The Moment' and immediately I knew I needed to watercolour it.  Please click here to check out my technique video on YouTube for the 'Trix' to watercolouring this stamp set.  




The 'In The Moment' stamp set has beautiful line art drawings, perfect for watercolouring.  Check out the 'Beautiful Moments' #151677 and the 'A Good Man'  #149270 stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue, both are similar artistically.  


Here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Smoky Slate card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half portrait orientation)

3 3/4 x 3 1/2 Flirty Flamingo Cardstock layer (CS)

4 x 3 1/8 Shimmery White CS layer + a scrap piece of Shimmery White for the sentiment

In The Moment Stamp Set

StazOn® Jet Black Ink & Cleaner

Stamparatus™

Water Painters

Inks: Petal Pink; Soft Suede; So Saffron; Polished Pink; Misty Moonlight; Flirty Flamingo; Gray Granite; Balmy Blue

Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

*** Click here to shop the supplies to create this card


And here's the card details:

* Stamp the image and sentiment using StazOn Ink on the Shimmery White CS layer using the Stamparatus™ to create a deep black image.   

*  Watercolour the image using the colours as above.  

*  Adhere the sentiment to the Gray Granite Ribbon with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the Flirty Flamingo and then the Shimmery White CS layer to the card base with glue.

*  Adhere the sentiment layer to the card base with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and embellish with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.


*** Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your order is $60 or more and then I can send you a little thank you gift in the mail the following month with your thank you card.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4



It's Sale-a-bration time :)


Click the image to view the Sale-a-bration items


Is your wish list getting long?  If so consider moving your wish list order to a Starter Kit order, here's the details,...

*** Choose $165 of product & pay $135 - no shipping or taxes (in most provinces) ***

 Receive 20% off future purchases 

*** What's the catch?  There is no catch!  It's the best value for the dollar.  You're simply purchasing a kit of supplies, there is no commitment to sell or promote Stampin' Up!® products unless you wish to.  I enjoyed the discount for 5 years before I decided to start my online business.   Please email me lesley@stampintrix.ca if you have any questions.  I'm always happy to talk about the company and products I love! 


Click the image to purchase the Starter Kit

*** During Sale-a-bration, you'll also get your choice of any two stamp sets for Free  *** woohoo!


Enjoy & have a super day!




Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Lovely You with the Otters for PP575

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Today I'm playing along with The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #575.  Jaydee has offered us this super versatile sketch for inspiration.  The sentiment is from Lovely You Stamp Set #152525  And the Awesome Otter Stamp Set is *Free* with a $60 purchase until Feb 28th.  Please click on either my card or the PP575 image to visit their blog and enjoy the inspiration!


Click my card to visit #PP575


*** Do you recognize the elements on this card?  The paper, the ribbon, or the embossing folder?


Click the image to visit the #PP575 Challenge


Here's the details:

*  The super cute otter is watercoloured on Thick Basic White Cardstock (CS).  I tried to create a watercolour wash to look like sky and match the wavy paper below the ribbon - do you recognize it?  *** It's the sky print from Beauty Of The Earth DSP #155841 

*  The ribbon is coloured with our Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Markers - do you recognize it?  *** It's our fabulous White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon #151326  

*  The embossing folded hopefully looks like waves and ripples  - do you recognize it?  *** It's our Bark 3D Embossing Folder #155431  

*** Click here to shop the supplies to create this card.




*** Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your shopping cart is between $60 and $135.  Then I'll send you a little thank you gift in the mail the following month.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4


Wait - so what happens when my shopping cart is over $135 you ask?  :)

*** Choose $165 of product & pay $135 - no shipping or taxes (in most provinces) + 20% off future purchases - that's what!  :)

Choose to move your shopping cart items to the Starter Kit cart and Join a Creative Community of Crafters!

*** What's the catch?  There is no catch!  It's the best value for the dollar.  You're simply purchasing a kit of supplies, there is no commitment to sell or promote Stampin' Up!® products unless you wish to.  I enjoyed the discount for 5 years before I decided to start my online business.   Please email me lesley@stampintrix.ca if you have any questions.  I'm always happy to talk about the company and products I love! 

*** Click here to Join the Fun! 




 It's Sale-a-bration Time  :)

Click the image to see all the Sale-a-bration products available


Enjoy & have a super day!


Catching Butterflies Stamp Set with Bouquet of Love Embossing Folder & Dies

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

The inspiration for today's card is two fold.  Stampin' Through The Catalog is featuring 'Catching Butterflies' (a free Sale-a-bration stamp set with a $60 order) as their Tuesday Stamp Set.  I combined it with my favourite Bouquet of Love 3D Embossing Folder and coordinating Dies.  The card layout is inspired by a sketch from Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty, click here to visit the Stampin' Pretty website.   


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Click here @lesleystampintrix to visit me on Instagram and connect with @stampinthroughthecatalog 

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And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Flirty Flamingo card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half portrait orientation)

3 1/2 x 4 3/3 Coastal Cabana Cardstock (CS) + scrap for sentiment

4 x 4 1/2 Basic White CS

4 x 4 1/4 Flirty Flamingo CS Emboss layer 

Catching Butterflies Stamp Set ***Free with a $60 0rder***

Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder, click item #157641 to shop now.

Calypso Coral Ink

Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Markers

VersaMark Ink

White Embossing Powder

*** Click here to shop the supplies for this card.


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the butterflies on the Basic White CS layer with Calypso Coral Ink and colour with Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Markers.

*  Adhere all card layers using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, (glue) as shown.

*  Emboss the top Flirty Flamingo (FF) layer and die cut.  ***Trix, try your best to line up the embossed heart in the center of the 4 x 4 1/4 FF layer for symmetry, I just try to eye ball it - remember its a handmade card :)   Then die cut the heart from the centre of the embossed layer.

*  Heat emboss the sentiment on the Coastal Cabana strip and adhere with dimensionals.  


It's time for the freebies  :)


Click the image to see all the free Sale-a-bration items


*** Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your order is $60 or greater.  Then I can send you a little thank you gift in the mail the following month.  January's Host code is VWEZDEJ4


Enjoy & have a super day!




Monday, January 24, 2022

Artfully Composed for #FMS519 & #JAI587

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Well my friends, today's card is one of those cards :)    Have you ever finished a card and it doesn't look quite like you imagined it would?  Well that was this card for me today  :)  I love the look of the Artfully Composed Suite, I was drawn to it, maybe because I want to push my creativity a bit with the big bold shapes.  I hope my card inspires you to create and play with colour and shape.    

Today's card is created for two challenges.  The Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #519 - a beautifully simple sketch from Jen T  - and - the Just Add Ink Challenge #JAI597 - 'Choose Two'  Let me break it down for you.  #FMS519 has offered the sketch, #JAI587 has offered the elements, I've chosen to use Twine and a Fancy Edge to my card.  Please click on the images from #FMS519 & #JAI587 to visit their blog posts, and soak in the inspiration!





Click the image to visit the #FMS519 blog post 




Click the image to visit the #JAI587 blog post




And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Petal Pink card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2  folded portrait orientation)

4 x 5 1/4 Petal Pink Cardstock (CS) layer

3 3/8 x 3 Basic Black CS layer

3 5/16 x 3 15/16 Petal Pink CS layer *A smidge smaller than the Basic Black layer

Scraps of CS for the Tropical Layers Dies:  Basic Black; Pool Party; Shaded Spruce; Mint Macaron & 3/4 x 1 5/8 inch strip of Basic Black for the sentiment.

Artfully Composed Suite

Petal Pink Ink

Adhesive Sheets

*** Click here to shop the 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue for the supplies to create this card


Assembly & Trix:

*  Die cut the edge of the Petal Pink layer and a strip of Basic Black CS then adhere together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)  

*  Die cut the leaf images with the adhesive, and adhere the colours together as shown.  ***Trix, I used adhesive on the top layer of each die cut, but used glue to adhere the dies to the Petal Pink CS layer.

*   Trim the excess of the die cuts from the Petal Pink layer and adhere to the Basic Black layer with glue.  Then adhere to the card base with glue.

*  Heat emboss the sentiment and adhere Basic Black Twine to the back of the sentiment with Stampin' Seal.  Adhere the sentiment to the card base with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and embellish with Black Matte Dots.   


*** Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your order is $60 or greater, then I can send you a little thank you in the email the following month with your thank you card.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4    

*** And its,.....


time for free stamps & paper :)


Click the image to see all the Sale a-bration products available


*** What is Sale a-bration and how does it work?

Sale a-bration  is a customer appreciation sale to kick start your year of creating!  For every $60 you spend, you earn either a free stamp set or pack of paper, this is called Level 1.  If you spend $120 you can choose two Level 1 items - or- choose one Level 2 item, maybe a combo of a stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper  such as the Friendly Hello set.  Enjoy shopping and choosing your free products!


Enjoy & have a super day!




Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sweet Talk DSP & Create With Friends Stamp Set

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card was made to go along with these sweet little boxes from the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper.  They'll be filled with valentine chocolates soon!  I learned to make these little boxes from Pootles, click here to visit her website.  




The card uses the Create With Friends Stamp Set, it's stamped with Real Red ink and fussy cut out.  I used the Bouquet of Love 3D Embossing Folder to emboss on the patterned paper.  It's difficult to see in this picture but there's a lovely subtle texture on the paper.  The Bouquet of Love Embossing Folder has a matching die Item #157641 in the  January - June Mini Catalogue.  Click here to see the details of this emboss and die combo.




To create the little boxes start with a piece of DSP measuring 4 x 10 1/2.    Score along the 10 1/2 inch side at 2 1/2; 5; 7 1/2 & 10.  Score along the 4 inch side at 1 1/2 to create the bottom of the box and secure with Stampin' Seal.  The box is held closed at the top with a Real Red Ribbon.  I hope to do a little short video or reel in the next couple of days to show how simple it is to create these little boxes - the 'Trix' is to ensure the pattern of the paper is oriented correctly - so stay tuned.  Click here to see the Sweet Talk Designer Series paper Item #157616 in my online store.




*** Click here to shop the January - June Mini Catalogue for all the new products.

*** Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your shopping cart is greater than $60.  Then I can send you a little thank you in the mail with your card the following month.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4



It's time for the Freebies :)


Click the image to see all the Sale a-bration items available


Enjoy & have a super day!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Happy & Heartfelt for #GDP326

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

I created today's card for the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #326.  Please click on either my card or the GDP image to visit their blog post for all the inspiration!

I love the clean and simple look of white cards, and I always look for a bit of texture when I create a clean and simple styled card.  However I couldn't decide which 3D Embossing Folder I preferred, so I made them both.  I can always use more Valentines Cards :) 

*** Click here to shop the supplies to make this card.


Please leave me a comment and let me know which card you prefer :)  thx so much!

#1  for #GDP326 uses the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder Item #152725 


Click my card to visit #GDP326




- OR -


#2 the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder  Item #156505 






The card is quite simple to make, the card base is Thick Basic White and the layers are Basic White.  My favourite red, Cherry Cobbler for the sentiment, is glued to the little heart from the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder and matching dies, Item #157641  


The GDP sketch that inspired my card

Click the image to visit #GDP326



Assembly & Trix:

*  There really isn't any 'Trix' with this card, each Basic White Embossed layer is 1/4 of an inch smaller than the plain Basic White CS layer.  You can adjust the sizing as per your preference and size of pattern on the embossing folder.

*  Glue the embossed layers to the plain layers.

*  Adhere the 3 x 3 square with Stampin' Dimensionals (dimensionals) 

*  The sentiment is fussy cut and attached with glue to the heart.  The Ornate Embossing Folder card has a 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch strip of Basic White CS added as per the sketch.



It's time for the freebies :)


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***Please remember to use the monthly Host Code when your shopping cart is $60 or greater and then I can send you a little thank you in the mail the following month with your thank you card.  January's Host Code is VWEZDEJ4


Enjoy & have a super day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Nuts & Bolts for #TGIFC351

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Today's card is for the #tgif challenge 351, a fun sketch challenge!  Please click on my card or the tgif challenge image to visit their blog for lots of inspiration!


Click on the card to visit #tgifc351


I love monochromatic colour palettes,  and I love the Stampin' Up!® Designer Series Papers!  I was able to used leftover strips of DSP for this fantastic sketch.  The DSP is from the Sweet Talk DSP pack (in the new January to June Mini Catalogue)   Do you have any leftover strips of DSP in your stash?  If so go make a card using the sketch as inspiration and join the fun!


Click the image to visit #TGIFC351


This week has been all about Colour Embossing and Watercolouring for me.  Today's card is created using a Real Red Heat Embossed robot & sentiment,  and then coloured in with a Blushing Bride Watercolour wash on Thick Basic White Cardstock.   I've also added a watercolour wash to the background.  The Sweet Talk DSP has a super watercolour wash pattern on one of the papers, but I wanted a more linear, horizontal pattern so I decided to create the background with Blushing Bride ink and a Water Painter.

For more inspiration using Colour Emboss with Watercolouring check these posts: January 16th  &  January 18th

For a quick idea of how to Colour Emboss check out the Pinterest Idea Pin here   For more inspiration from Lesley's StampinTrix Pinterest page please click here  




And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base  (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half portrait orientation)

4 x 5 1/4 Thick Basic White Cardstock (CS)

3 different strips of Sweet Talk DSP: 1/2 inch x 3 7/8; 3/4 of an inch x  3 3/4; 3/4 of an inch x 3 1/4

Strip of Real Red CS 1/4 of an inch  x  14/16 

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Scrap Thick Basic White CS for the Coloured Embossed & Watercoloured image and sentiment

Nuts & Bolts Stamp Set

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Ink Colours:  Real Red & Blushing Bride

VersaMark Ink

Clear Embossing Powder

Water Painters

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Assembly & Trix:

*  Apply a light watercolour wash using diluted Blushing Bride ink to the CS layer and set aside to dry.

*  Using the Stamparatus™ stamp the robot using Real Red Ink.  ***Trix, repeat the stamping a couple of times to get a nice deep red ink layer,  it will add to the colour emboss look.

*  Clean the stamp and re ink using VersaMark, ensure there is a good coating of VersaMark ink on the image.  Then sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.  

*  Create the sentiment layer the same as above, 1st with Real Red Ink and 2nd with VersaMark ink.  

*  Apply a  Blushing Bride watercolour wash to the image and sentiment strip and set aside to dry.  Colour the heart with a Real Red watercolour wash.

*  Die cut the robot with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

*** Trix, determine the placement of the image, sentiment and strips of DSP first by laying them on the card base.  Fussy cut the sentiment apart if you wish.  Adhere all pieces to the watercoloured washed CS layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)  Pop up the robot with Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the CS layer to the card base with glue.   



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