Saturday, January 23, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
I started using the Corner Bouquet SAB stamp set to make an Anniversary card, but somewhere along the way, my card, having a mind of its own, became a Valentine card.
The larger of the bouquets was embossed with gold embossing powder in the lower left corner, with the smaller one in the opposite upper right. This art piece was then die cut with the Stitched Rectangle die.
In between I placed the sentiment "Love" which was die cut with gold foil and adhered to its Basic Black shadow die. Below it was the rest of the sentiment, embossed in gold on Basic Black card stock.
To go along with the Valentine theme, I added some hearts in black, red and gold scattered above and below the sentiment.
This art piece was then matted with Gold Foil and then it was added to a a piece of Basic Black card stock also die cut with the Stitched Rectangle die. These 2 pieces were off set from each other and then off set again before being added to the Real Red card stock base.
In the inside, a Whisper White layer matted with Basic Black. The smaller bouquet was also embossed in the upper right corner, and some hearts in the 3 colours were added in two of the corner.
Stamps: Always and Forever, Meant To Be, Corner Bouquet
Inks: Versa Mark
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Accessories: Always Die, Gold Twine, Gold Embossing powder, Meant to Be die, Stitched Rectangle Dies
Monday, January 18, 2021
Valentine's Day is nearing, and the challenge at the PCC challenge #409 is an Inspiration One - Romance
Below is the card I made
I used an Oldie and a new stamp set to make this card and incorporated the colours red and black into the card.
The base is Basic Black card stock, layered with Poppy Parade, and then the black and white polka dot pattern of the True Love DSP.
A strip of Basic black card stock layered with Poppy Parade is angled across the middle. On top of that is adhered a die cut of layered hearts, the hearts die cut from it are used elsewhere on the card. Also adhered to this strip is the sentiment "Love" adhered to its Basic Black shadow piece. The words "You" and "More" are embossed with White embossing powder on black card stock, cut out and adhered next to the main sentiment. Two small black hearts are also added to both ends.
Roses are the ultimate symbol of romance, so I just had to add them to the card. Above and below the strip are added two roses which were fussy cut from the True Love DSP, and coloured with Poppy Parade and Old Olive Stampin' blends. Some glimmer Crystal Effects was added to each flower and in the center some black prills. Dimensionals were used to adhere those romantic blooms to the card front.
To finish the card, a string of black and white hearts were added from the upper right to the bottom left of the card.
Stamps: Forever & Always
Inks: Versa Mark, Stampin' Blends (Poppy Parade, Old Olive)
Papers: Basic Black, True Love DSP, Poppy Parade, Red Foil
Accessories: Always Die, Be Mine Dies, White embossing powder, Dimensionals, Shimmer Crystal Effects, Non SU Prills (black)
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
For these 2 cards I also used the adhesive sheets to apply the gilded flakes. I did try the heat and stick powder but found the tackiness did not last long enough on these large dies to effectively apply the flakes. I will use this method of application on smaller projects.
On the first card, I added the gilded flakes to the thinner definition overlay piece. Night of Navy card stock was used to die cut the larger pattern piece.
After adhering the 2 layers together, they were adhered to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock which was layered on a retired gold card stock piece. Before adhering this to the Thick Very Vanilla card stock base, a Night of Navy strip with some gold glimmer ribbon adhered to it was added near the bottom, with the ribbon ends taped on the back side of the layers.
The sentiment if from a Paper Pumpkin stamp as is the sentiment die cut and the gold foil flagged piece beneath it.
For the sketch challenge #204 at Fab Friday, I thought I would feature the Flowers and Field DSP, one of the FREE Sale-a-bration offerings with a $60 purchase.
The use of this SAB DSP was inspired by the little white Daisies looking so cheerful on the black back ground. They were the inspiration for the Daisy embellishments as well.
Following the sketch, on a Thick Whisper White card stock base was added some Just Jade card stock upon which was added an identical piece of the DSP, only the 2 were off set from each other.
To subdue the somewhat over powering and strong colours of the DSP, I added some Vellum on top of it.
The sentiment, from Dragonfly Garden, was embossed with Black embossing powder on a piece of So Saffron card stock and die cut with a Stitched So Sweetly die. It was adhered to the upper right of the card.
Non SU punches were used to make three daisies and their leaves, Each daisy consists of 1 whisper white punched flower as well as 2 Old Olive leaves and a small So Saffron circle center.
After adding the Daisies around the sentiment (as well as the bottom left), some Shimmer Crystal Effects was added to provide glitter as well as increased stability.
Yesterday I had a lot of fun using adhesive sheets to add gold metallic gilding flakes to different die cuts and making them into cards.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
A Touch of Ink is a Sale-a-bration stamp set that is free with a $120 order.
The lovely images of a humming bird, a butterfly and some flowers have both an outline stamp and a filler stamp. These stamps can be stamped using 2 step stamping, or stamped only with the outline stamp and coloured.
For my card, I stamped the outline images and coloured using Stampin' Blends using colours picked up from another Sale-a-bration item, the Paper Blooms DSP
Saturday, January 9, 2021
I love strawberries, juicy red strawberries, picked fresh from the plants. There is nothing more that signals spring than strawberries.
There is nothing more satisfying than picking (and eating) your own berries on a warm spring day.
Today I picked strawberries but 3D paper ones using the Strawberry Builder Punch and the Stamparatus.
These memories played out as I was making this card, but more so when I was making the video describing how I made the 3D berries pictured above.
For this card using the Dragonfly Garden stamp set alone, the emboss resist technique was used.
Friday, January 8, 2021
Previously I posted a card made with the Dragonfly bundle and indicated I would post more.
Today I am posting two different cards.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
The Dragonfly Garden bundle is part of the Dandy Garden Suite which includes the Garden Wishes Bundle, The Suite also includes the Dandy Laser-cut Paper, Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack, Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, Lady bug Trinkets, Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim, and Dandy Garden DSP.
The card samples today were made using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle using the trinkets and DSP.
I will be posting one card at a time.
Image of flower stamped onto a strip of Whisper White with the back ground sponged lightly with Balmy Blue ink - with the new sponges. Stampin' blends wee used to colour the image. This panel was matted with Basic Black before being added to the DSP on the card front. 1/4" Old Olive ribbon and bow was added to the bottom of the matted panel before it was added with dimensionals.
Two dragon flies were stamped and coloured on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock, punched with the Dragonfly punch and adhered to the card front on the panel with the body only.
Some Proud Peacock rhinestones were randomly added to the card front.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Continuing with the theme of using the Curvy dies and stamp set, I made another card which I made for Easter. I wanted to show the versatility of this stamp set as well as increase my comfort level with the curved die.
I started with a Thick Whisper White card stock card base to which I added a 4 by 5 1/4" piece of Fine Art Floral DSP.
On top of the DSP I added 2 pieces of Flirty Flamingo card stock die cut separately using the curvy die (floral pattern). Note, they are not just cut in half.
These 2 pieces were adhered to the top and bottom of the DSP leaving a space between them. This is a great way to display DSP and another way to use the Curvy die.
On a separate piece of Whisper White, I stamped a flower sprig as well as 3 birds. The flowers, and birds were coloured with Stampin' Blends, and then die cut using the curvy dies. I also die cut 2 extra sprigs of foliage using Old Olive card stock.
These were adhered below the bottom curve as shown in the above picture, adding the floral strip and the birds using dimensionals. A bow made with gold metallic trim was added to the left side of the floral strip, and some rhinestones were added randomly on the front.
The sentiment, from Itty Bitty Greetings, was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White die cut with the Stitched so Sweetly die.
Stamps: Quite Curvy, Itty Bitty Greetings Inks: Black Memento, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive) Papers: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Fine Art DSP, Old Olive Accessories: Curvy Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Die, Dimensionals, Champagne rhinestones, Gold trim
The sentiment was stamped to a die cut j