Thursday, March 21, 2019

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are not the favorite card most people like to create but, unfortunately, they are necessary at times.  Today's card is based on the Sunday Stamps Challenge #200.

Card Base:  Whisper White CS cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2": score at 4-1/4".  I was going to emboss the front of the card but was unable to run it through the Big Shot without bending the fold.  Instead, I took a piece of Whisper White CS cut at 4-1/8" x 5-3/8", embossed it with the Tufted Embossing Folder and added it to the card front.  I added two thin strips of Berry Burst CS to a piece of Needlepoint Nook DSP and attached it to the tufted layer.

Sentiment:  Using two adjacent Rectangle Stitched Framelits on one piece of Berry Burst CS gave me the lovely stitched frame.  I then cut a piece of Whisper White CS using the larger of the two framelits.  I stamped the word "with" using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and Blushing Bride ink on the white CS.  In order to ink up just the "with", I used my Blushing Bride marker.  I then attached the Berry Burst frame onto the stamped sentiment.  Before attaching the layer to the card with Dimensionals, I added some Silver Metallic Thread to the right side of the layer.  The word sympathy was cut from Blushing Bride CS attached to a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet using the Well Written Framelits and attached to the sentiment layer. 

Finishing Touch:  The Balmy Blue Dark Blend was used to color some Pearls that were then added to the centers of some of the flowers and to the sentiment.

This card was very quick to put together.  It's a great sketch that could be used with so many stamps and papers.

I appreciate your visit today.  If you like today's card, please don't hesitate to leave a comment.  They are always welcome.  Have a great day.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Seagull Birthday

Happy Wednesday.  Today's card is a birthday card using the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #312.

Card Base:  Soft Suede CS cut 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2".

Image Layer:  Whisper White CS cut 4" x 5-1/4".  Using a Sponge Brayer I added "sand" at the bottom with Sahara Sand ink.  The Stamparatus was used to stamp the water image from the High Tide stamp set using Bermuda Bay and Balmy Blue inks.  The seagulls in the water and in the air were stamped with Memento Black inkShaded Spruce ink was used to stamp the grasses.  I like to use the Stamparatus just in case I need to stamp again for a sharp image.  When using the Stamparatus, I also like to use Stampin' Spots.  I get the uninked ones and ink them up with ink refills.  They're great for inking up stamps on the Stamparatus.

Sentiment:  The sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set was done using Soft Suede ink.

Inside:  I added one of the grass images to the inside using Shaded
Spruce ink.  The sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede ink.

If you need a card in a hurry, this one's for you.  Easy to create with a nice clean look.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I've got a lot of catching up to do with my card making so stop by again to see what I come up with.  Be blessed and have a great day.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Winter Happy Birthday

Today's card is a winter birthday card for my younger son.  I really like this stamp set and dies and it's so versatile for many different occasions.  I used the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #375 for my inspiration.  My interpretation is a little different since I moved the one element to the bottom next to the sentiment.

Card Base:  Basic Gray CS cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"; score at 4-1/4".  A piece of Smoky Slate CS was run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling EF.  The sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set was heat embossed (not very straight) using Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder.  The layer was attached to the card front.

Images:  The evergreen tree from the Winter Woods stamp set was stamped on Whisper White CS using Call Me Clover Ink.  Using the In The Woods Dies, I first cut out the tree and then using the more detailed die, I cut it again to get the pop-out branches.  By stamping on Whisper White CS, it looks like there is snow on the branches when it's cut out.  Before adding the tree to the card front using Dimensionals, I added glue dots and attached some Silver Metallic Thread to the side of the tree.  The pine cone and pine branches from the Winter Woods stamp set were stamped with Basic Gray and Call Me Clover ink and cut out using the In The Woods Dies.  They were attached using Glue Dots.

The Finishing Touch:  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the pine cone.

Thank you for making a stop at my blog.  I hope you're having a great week.  Be happy and be blessed.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Big 6

Happy Saturday everyone.  It has been quite some time since I posted but we moved in early October (from New York to Connecticut).  We have spent a lot of time unpacking boxes, finding our way around and then the holidays arrived so I didn't have much time for card making.  But my sweet granddaughter, who is one of the reasons we moved to Connecticut, just turned 6 and I had to make a card for her.  I was inspired by a card I found on Kelly Kent's blog here.  I am also adding it to the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #215 - birthdays.

Card Base:  Shimmery White CS cut 4-1/4" x 11"; scored at 5-1/2".  I added a piece of Pool Party CS that was embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder and cut out with one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.

Mermaid:  To cut all the pieces of the mermaid, I used the Fox Builder Punch and the retired Owl Builder Punch.  If you check out Kelly Kent's blog, she has a template of all the pieces you need.  Lovely Lipstick CS was used for her tail, fin and "private" coverage.  Early Espresso was used for her hair and Soft Suede was used for her eyes and mouth.  Very Vanilla CS was used for the face, body, and arms.  I also used Silver Glimmer Paper for the other piece of her coverage.  After putting all the pieces together, I added her to the card with Dimensionals.

Sentiment:  I cut four happys from the Well Written Framelits using  Lovely Lipstick CS, attached them together with Multipurpose Glue and added it to the card front.  I then added the number 6 that was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the retired Large Number Framelits.

The Finishing Touches:   Using the Dark Lovely Lipstick Blend I colored a Rhinestone and added it to her "outfit".  Additional Rhinestones were added to her hair and waist.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to her hair for a little extra bling.  A few Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins were also added since my granddaughter loves glimmer and shine.

This was a fun card to create for her.  She enjoyed it and even said the mermaid looks like her.  I guess she meant the dark hair and eyes; she doesn't have a tail or fin.  I hope you enjoyed today's card.  If you did, leave me a comment.  Have a wonderful weekend.  See you soon.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Blessings in Blue

I'm back with another clean and simple card.  We will be moving to Connecticut late next month and I have started packing things up.  That leaves me with a limited supply of crafty items to use so I think clean and simple will be my norm.  I challenged myself with these two challenges:  CAS(e) this Sketch #286 and ABC Christmas Challenge - p, q, and r.  I chose P for plain.

Card Base:  Night of Navy CS cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"; score at 4-1/4"

Sentiment Layer:  On a piece of Shimmery White CS, I heat embossed the frame and the sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set using Versamark, Night of Navy ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  I used the Stamparatus for this, first stamping with Versamark and then stamping over that with the Night of Navy.  Then it was heat embossed.  The Stamparatus insures that the stamping lines up each time.  This layer was then added to the card.

The Finishing Touch:  The little stars from the Starlight Thinlits were cut from retired dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.  I attached one of the smaller stars to the larger one using 4 Glue Dots and attached it to the card with Glue Dots.  The other two were attached separately.  It's hard to see the shimmer on the card stock and the glimmer paper but it adds just the right amount of sparkle.

The Inside:  I stamped another sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set inside using Night of Navy ink.  I added a couple more die cut stars.

I hope you liked today's card.  It really is P for plain and simple.  Enjoy your day - be blessed and be safe.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

A Bright Birthday

Hi everyone.  I hope you're having a great weekend.  Since I was awake so early today, rather than lay there trying to go to sleep, I figured I could do something creative.  I came up with this clean and simple card inspired by a few challenges:  Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #296; Seize the Birthday Challenge - anything goes; TIME OUT Challenege #116.

Card Base:  Whisper White Thick CS cut 4-1/4" x 11"; score at 5-1/2".

Image Layer:  Using the Stamparatus, I stamped the image from the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  What I did was first stamp the
stem using the Granny Apple Green Marker.  I then used the Blueberry Bushel Marker to color the pot and the center flower.  Daffodil Delight Marker was used to color the last two flowers.  This layer was matted with Granny Apple Green CS and attached to the card.
Sentiment Layer:  I again used the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment on Shimmery White CS using Granny Apple Green ink.  This layer was also matted with Granny Apple Green CS and added to the card.

The Finishing Touches:  The little bow was made using some retired 1/8" sheer whisper white ribbon and added to the flower pot with a Glue Dot.  I didn't want to leave the sentiment unadorned, so I added a few Rhinestones for some sparkle.

As I said a very clean and simple card that took very little time to create.  It's the start of another week, so enjoy and be creative.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

For You

Happy Monday everyone.  For you today I have a card inspired by the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #303.

Card Base:  Crumb Cake CS cut 4-1/4" x 11"; score at 5-1/2".  Added a layer of Crushed Curry CS.

Image Layer:  On a piece of Wood Textures DSP, I stamped the big wood image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set using Crumb Cake ink.  I chose the lightest of the dsp sheets so the image would show up.  Using some Copper Metallic Thread, I made some loops on the image using Glue Dots to hold them in place.

Leaves:  I made a variety of leaves using the Nature's Roots Framelits and the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  There are some embossing dies in this set so I used one on Cajun Craze CS and then cut it out with the matching die.  I stamped the stem with leaves on Granny Apple Green CS using Granny Apple Green ink and cut that out with the matching die.  On Crushed Curry CS I stamped another leaf using Cajun Craze ink and cut it out with its matching die.  They were attached to the card with Glue Dots.

Sentiment:  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Banners for You stamp set on Granny Apple Green CS using Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder.  It was punched out with the Classic Label Punch.  I added a piece of Burlap Ribbon across the card and attached the sentiment with Dimensionals.

I think this makes a great masculine card and you can add any sentiment to this card.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week; be safe and be blessed.

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