This was my swap card using some of the SAB products. I love this chicken. This will be one of those sets I can't part with (like I needed more or those). The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Beautiful You stamp set. The DSP is from the Sending Love DSP stack.
I love the anticipation of new Stampin' Up products but there's always one product I secretly wish would somehow make it into the next catalogue even when I know it won't. A girl can dream. Right?
The Falling In Love Designer Series Paper has been one of my all time favorites. It makes such pretty cards with very little effort. I had the girls from work over for a card night and this was one of the cards we made. Most of them were new to stamping. We used some of the Falling In Love DSP I'd been hording as well as Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Gold Foil Sheets and Embossing Powder, Pearls and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies
When I saw the little rectangle envelope from the Love Notes Framelit Dies I thought it looked a lot like crayons. I left one side flap open for the tip of the crayon and closed the other 3 flaps. The scribble is from the Sealed with a Kiss Stamp Set. It's like this bundle was screaming for someone to make a crayon card.
I used the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set to make the sentiment and the rest of the stamps are from the Sealed with a Kiss stamp set as well.
Here are some projects made using Stampin' Up's Sending Love Suite. The suite consists of Love Notes Framelits, Sending Love Glassine Sheets, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack and the Sealed with Love stamp set. The products also coordinate nicely with the Lift Me Up stamp set.
Another OnStage sample made with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper, Ignore the sideways hearts. When I cut the paper I was planning to make a horizontal card and completely forgot until I had all of the elements glued into place. I hoped it was far enough away that no one would notice the direction of the hearts on the display board.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Remembrance/Veterans Day. I don't have any samples with poppies to post so I thought I'd start posting my OnStage Display Samples while wearing a poppy. I hope that counts.
This sample uses the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Love Notes Framelits from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue
Love the details in the Flourish Thinlets. I cut the swirly foliage from Sahara Sand card stock and attached it to a back ground of the same colour. It seemed like it needed some colour so I added some of the retired Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (miss that stuff) to the berries.
I used the Flower Medallion to punch the flower from a scrap of watercolor paper I had in my stash. I think it was from a watercolor experiment gone wrong so I can't remember which colours I used but it matched nicely with my Cherry Cobbler die cut flower. The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect stamp set.
I thought it might be good to keep one of these cards on hand just in case. Anyone else?
I'm liking all of the new letter sets that Stampin' Up carries. I often come across a cute saying that I think would be perfect on a card. And who wouldn't love this baby bear? I stamped him with Crumb Cake (stamped off for the first layer and full strength for the second) and finished him off with Soft Suede. I also like my eyes a little darker so after I inked up the final stamp I used the Early Espresso marker to ink up the eyes. The stamp is called Baby Bear.
The other colors I used were Dapper Denim, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. I didn't think I could stamp the words right where I wanted them so I stamped them on a scrap of card stock and cut out the whole word rather than individual letters so it didn't take too long.
ETA: The first time I used the Baby Bear stamp set I had a little trouble lining it up so on my second attempt I focused on his feet and legs. The lines of the bottom seemed to be more distinct than the rest of the bear.
Beautiful watercolour projects are popping up everywhere and it always makes me want to break out my paints and brushes again. Fortunately I don't have to dig into my old art supplies to get my fix; I have everything I need in my stamp room.
I spritzed some watercolour paper with water and used an Aquapainter to apply some ink from my stamp pads. The colours are Stampin' Up's Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight. After the paper dried thoroughly I stamped the words with Versamark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.
The words didn't stand out as much as I would've liked so I traced along side of the letters with a Sweet Sugarplum marker. I wasn't very precise but once I spritzed the paper again the colour blended into the background and softened the lines. Any marker I got on the embossing wiped right off with a tissue.
It's been a busy summer. It always flies by so quickly. Although I've been spending more time stamping this summer than usual I realized that I haven't posted anything in a while. I've mostly been planning classes and working on my samples so this weekend I decided to just stamp for fun. Every time I do that I remember why I love stamping.
Here's one of the cards I made. It started out as a little clump of white embossed flowers on Whisper White card stock and grew from there. I rubbed over the embossing with Marina Mist ink and a stamping sponge. Surprisingly the inside areas of the flowers didn't pick up as much of the ink as I thought they would so I was able to add some color with Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz markers. I added a shadow to the cluster with a Dapper denim Marker and stamped some splotches with Marina Mist ink. The sentiment was stamped on a 3/4" strip of Whisper White using Dapper Denim and the ends were punched with the Triple Banner Punch.
I've been working on some punch art cards using Stampin' Up's new Blossom Builder Punch. The shapes from this punch are great for all kinds of interesting things. Sometimes I get so caught up in thinking outside of the box when I'm playing with my punches that I forget that I can use them for the purpose they were intended...like simple flowers.
Supplies: Blossom Builder Punch, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride and Whisper White Card Stock, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz and So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers (to add colour to flower centers and stitches around sentiment), Versamark, Pear Pizzaz Classic Ink and Stamping Sponge (to sponge around edges of leaves, Gold Cord, Basic Pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimenionals and the Thank You sentiment from Rose Wonder
Some of the papers in the Serene Scenery DSP stack take a lot of will power to cut into. This seaside print is one of my favorites and it took a while to convince myself to be brave and use it. I almost went fake by using a temporary adhesive on my elements so I could reuse the background for other layouts but I decided to go for it and use permanent adhesive. I'm glad I did. I like how this one turned out. I've got it sitting on my desk where I think I'll leave it for now as it's a nice reminder of summer.
The supplies for this card are all from Stampin' Up; Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Rose Wonder and Picture Perfect Stamp Sets, Basic Pearls, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Classic Inks and Serene Scenery DSP Stack
ETA: I had several emails about the starfish. He is from the Picture Perfect stamp set which is a two step stamp. I stamped the first image in Crumb Cake Classic Ink on Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the second image over it using Soft Suede Ink. After I cut out the starfish I sponged the Soft Suede around the edges and went a little heavier on one side of each point to give the starfish more dimension
Stampin' Up's Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack is one of those products that you don't think you need but then can't live without. Since you only get a glimpse of the corner of each sheet in the catalogue you really have to see it in person to appreciate it. One side of the paper is a realistic print and the other side is like regular DSP.
Today I was using the Blossom Punch and needed several of the smallest flower for a punch art Santa card I'm working on. Whenever I can I like to punch all of the shapes from a punch then use up all of the pieces. It's kind of like a fun little challenge. So.....I ended up with a whole pile of daisies, reached for my new "go to" DSP and made a few daisy cards.
Some other products I used was the 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread (LOVE that stuff), the 1/2" Circle Punch for the large Daisy centers and the Owl Punch for the small Daisy centers. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Delightful Dijon, the frame in Early Espresso and sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake Ink. I also sponged around the Daffodil Delight centers with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink.
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