Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Vibrant Vases Thanks - Fab Friday #165

I love placing fresh flowers in a vase and then bringing them indoors.  It's a way of bringing the garden inside.

The sketch with Fab Friday #165 reminded me of the blank slate my garden used to be before I filled it with flowers - so I filled this sketch with flowers.

On a 4 by 3" piece of Whisper White card stock three vases were stamped and filled with flowers and then coloured with Stampin' Blends.  After matting it with Crumb Cake card stock, a piece of Sahara Sand Woven Threads Trim was added to the lower end on top of the art piece rather than below it. It seemed a perfect way to complete the sketch - it was like the vases were sitting on a fringed table cloth and show off the trim at the same time.  The bottom of this trim was snipped of  converting this trim to a tassle.

The card base is Whisper White card stock layered with Crumb Cake which was embossed with the new Bubble and Baubles Embossing Folder.  The matted art piece was added to the card front using dimensionals.

The sentiment, from the Vibrant Vase stamp set, was stamped after isolating the one word I wanted by placing tape over the words I did not want.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:   Vibrant Vases
Inks:  Black Memento, Stampin Blends (Combo Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Light Soft Suede)
Papers:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  5/8" Sahara Sand Woven Thread Trim, Dimensionals.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Garden Lane Triple Fold Out Card

This Fun Fold card, with 5 folds, is a neat way to show off beautiful DSP

Below the card is closed

Opened all the way revealing the folds and adhered DSP. A sentiment can be stamped on and/or a personal message written on the Whisper White piece.


  • Garden Green card stock 5 1/2 by 4 1/4" - card base
  • Soft Sea Foam card stock embossed with the Basket weave Embossing Folder - adhere to card base
  • Garden Green card stock 11 by 4 1/4" scored at 1 1/2, 3, 5 1/2 and 8" and then accordion folded.  Burnish folds well and then adhere the following to this piece.
          • DSP 4 by 2 3/4" pattern 1 of Garden Lane DSP
          • Whisper White 4 by 2 1/4" for sentiment
          • DSP 4 by 2 1/4" pattern 2
          • DSP 4 by 1 1/4" pattern 3
  • Garden Green 2 5/8 by 2 5/8"
  • DSP 2 1/8 by 2 1/8 pattern 4
  • Scraps of Whisper White and Daffodil Delight for flower
  • Daisy Punch
  • Medium Daisy Punch
  • Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Sentiment from Butterfly Wishes.


  • Punch 2 Whisper White flowers using the Daisy Punch
  • Punch 2 Whisper White flowers using the Medium Daisy Punch
  • Punch 1 Daffodil Delight flower using the Medium Daisy Punch
Shape petals of large Daisies so the petals fold down.  Adhere two together alternating petals
Shape one of the smaller Daisies so the petals face downward, and the other so they face upward.  Adhere two together alternating petals
Curl Daffodil Delight flower into a tight ball and adhere to center of flower
Punch 2 Leaves using Petal Punch- shape and add to flower base and adhere completed flower to 2 5/8" square.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Colouring the Magnolia

Yesterday I felt like doing some colouring and that's probably a good thing since I was supposed to stay off my feet.  My foot and ankle have been very painful and swollen since Friday (3 days) and an ultrasound test showed  a partial tear of a tendon in my ankle.  Treatment is elevating the foot, wrapping it with a bandage, applying ice and REST.

I stamped two images of the Magnolia flower onto separate pieces of  Whisper White card stock, colouring one in shades of purple, with Old Olive leaves, and the other in shades of yellow, with Mossy Meadow leaves.  Colouring these flowers was so satisfying and I was very pleased with the way they turned out.

I used the following Stampin' Blends:  Light and Dark Purple Posy, Dark Blackberry Bliss, Dark Daffodil Delight for the center, Soft Suede light and dark for the stem; Light and Dark Old Olive and Daffodil Delight for the leaves.

This flower I coloured with the following Stampin' Blends:  Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody, Light and Dark Mossy Meadow and Light and Dark Soft Suede.

After die cutting the flowers,  they were adhered it to a Whisper White piece of card stock stamped with the Crackle background stamp.  This was adhered to a piece of Magnolia Lane DSP , then Whisper White card stock, and this onto a Soft Suede card base for the Purple Flower and a Mossy Meadow card base for the Yellow Flower.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Over the moon - a Get Well Card

I used a technique that is familiar to a lot of us - masking - to get the 3 cows from the "Over the Moon" stamp set to 'pose for this picture'

The reason for the pose is to make a Get Well card.

After masking the cow in the middle, I was able to stamp the two others a bit behind him.

To colour them I used a combination of water colour pencils and blender pen with the Stampin' Blends.

After the image was die cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die, the entire piece was embossed with clear embossing powder.  It was then matted with a die cut piece of  Woodgrain DSP and added at an angle over a similar sized piece of Basic Black Card stock. This is turn was angled and added to a Crumb Cake card base.

The sentiment, from "Well Said" was matted with Basic Black and added to the upper right card front.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Over the Moon
Inks:  Black Memento, watercolour pencils, Stampin' Blends, Versa Mark
Papers:  Crumb  Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black, Wood grain DSP
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangle Dies, Clear Embossing Powder

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