All the Good Things Bonsai

Bonsai

I really like the bonsai image found in the stamp set All the Good Things.

It's really easy to ink up and stamp using the Stamparatus.

Ink and stamp in stages using different colors for the different parts.

I placed my Whisper White card front in the Stamparatus, then positioned the bonsai stamp where I wanted it on the paper.  I closed the hinged plate, picking up the stamp.

I first inked the leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink direct from the ink pad.  I stamped and repeated using the Stamparatus a couple of times making sure I got a good stamped image.

Then, I added Mossy Meadow ink by coloring the image in select places using my Stampin' Write Marker.  I stamped using the Stamparatus a couple of times making sure I got a good stamped image.

Next, came the trunk which I colored in using my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker.  I colored and stamped a couple of times using the Stamparatus, making sure I got a good stamped image.

Next is the pot which I colored in using my Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker.  Yep, you guessed it, I colored and stamped a couple of times using the Stamparatus.

The dirt inside the pot was colored using my Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker.

I removed the bonsai image and then placed the greeting on the Stamparatus.  I inked it up using my Mossy Meadow ink pad and stamped a couple of times to get a good stamped image.

A strip of Floral Romance Designer Series Paper was added to the side of my Mossy Meadow card base.  The stamped image was matted to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and popped up on the card base to complete.

All the Good Things

All the Good Things catalog

Stamparatus

Stamparatus

Supplies:

Stamp Set: All the Good Things

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus, Dimensionals

 

 

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Wavy All the Good Things

Graceful Glass Blends

I really like the stamp set All the Good Things.  It's been in my collection for awhile, but

This was a fairly easy card to create with the help of the Stamparatus.

Here's how:

  1. Cut a piece of Pool Party card stock for the card front. Punch a hole in the center using a circle punch or the Big Shot and a circle framelit die.
  2. Cut a piece  of Graceful Glass Vellum Designer Series Paper.  Color in the design using Light Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, and Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends.  You can color the front side like I did or the back.  Coloring the back side will leave you with more subtle colors.
  3.  Attach the vellum DSP to a   Whisper White card base using SNAIL Adhesive.
  4. Stamp the fish using the Stamparatus on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  For the first fish, I placed the stamp rubber side down onto my card stock that was placed into the Stamparatus.  I closed the hinged plate, picking up the stamp.  I inked the fish using Pacific Point ink and stamped.  I repeated this step 2 more times making sure I had a good stamped image.  Then, I dabbed Night of Navy ink over parts of the stamp and stamped.  I repeated this step 2 more times making sure I had good ink coverage to add texture and depth to the fish.
  5.  The steps for the second fish were the same except I used Pool Party ink first, then added Gorgeous Grape ink.  Fussy cut fish out using a pair of scissors.
  6. Stamp the greeting in Night of Navy ink using the Stamparatus for placement.  Sponge Gorgeous Grape ink along the edges.  Attach card front to the card base, placing the circle over the vellum dsp.  Use  Dimensionals to pop it up.
  7. Add the fish using SNAIL Adhesive.  Add enamel dots to complete.

All the Good Things

All the Good Things catalog

Stamparatus

Stamparatus

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: All the Good Things

Ink: Pacific Point, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape

Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Graceful Glass 6"x6" Vellum DSP

Accessories: Light Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends, 2 1/4" circle punch, Stamparatus, Dimensionals,  sponge, enamel dots

Happy Stampin'!

March Fresh Card Making Idea-Reflection/Mirror Technique

Rhino reflection

Reflection Animal Outing Rhino

Mirror giraffe

Mirror Image Animal Outing Giraffes

It's easy to create reflection or mirror images to your card creations using the Silicone Craft Mat from Stampin' Up! 

If you don't have a Silicone Craft Mat, the technique can still be created using a piece of vellum or window sheet.

These projects use the fun Animal Outing stamp set. 

This set is certain to bring a smile!

Want to learn more?

My March Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Reflection and Mirror Techniques.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on March 19, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on March 19 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

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All the Good Things Brusho Background

Brusho fish

Since I had my Brusho Crystal Colors out after creating these cards HERE, I decided to make an abstract water background and combine it with the small koi fish image found in All the Good Things.

I knew I wanted it to be a birthday card, so I used the greeting from Detailed with Love.

I simply sprinkled Brilliant Blue Brusho Crystals onto my Whisper White card front, then lightly spritzed with water, activating the crystals.

After letting the paper dry for a few minutes, I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink using my Stamparatus.

I kept the card front in the Stamparatus, then positioned the fish image where I wanted it.  The first fish was stamped in Gorgeous Grape.  I inked and stamped it using the Stamparatus several times to get deep colors. 

I cleaned the stamp and then placed it in another position on the card front.  The second fish was stamped in Calypso Coral.

I repeated the steps using Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy inks.

Somewhere along the way, I got a few smudges of Granny Apple Green, but I liked it, so I wasn't too worried about it!

I mounted the card front to a Night of Navy card base and added some blue Glimmer Dots from my stash to complete.

Brusho Crystal Color

Brusho crystals

All the Good Things

All the Good Things catalog

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: All the Good Things, Detailed with Love

Ink: Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Color, spritzer bottle with water, Stamparatus, glimmer dots from my stash

 

 

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Controlled Painting with Brusho Crystals and Winter Woods

Brusho wild woods

 

Brusho wild woods white background

Here are 2 more cards created using the controlled painting with Brusho Crystal Color technique.

Please see my original posting using Sheltering Tree Here

For these cards, I lightly sprinkled Brilliant Blue and Moss Green Brusho Crystal Colors on my watercolor card front.

I started with the center tree first, sprinkling the Brusho about where I knew I would be stamping.

I then spritzed the pine tree image from Winter Woods (carry-over from the Holiday Catalog) lightly with water and stamped. 

I then did the same for the right tree, then the left tree.

Again, don't get your stamp too wet as the colors will run. 

You can always add a little more Brusho (remember, a little goes a long way), and stamp again with a moist stamp if desired.

And, you can pull and move the color around with a paint brush if needed.

You can also over stamp the outline image again using the pine tree and a darker color of ink.

I tested it here using Mossy Meadow ink:

Brusho wild woods 1

I personally liked them plain, so I skipped this step.

For the first card, I sponged Balmy Blue and Pool Party inks around the trees. 

I left the background alone on the second card.

I prefer the white background.

Brusho Crystal Color

Brusho crystals

Winter Woods Bundle

Winter Woods

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Winter Woods, Flora and Fauna

Ink: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Pool Party

Paper: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy,  watercolor

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colors, spritzer bottle with water, Stamparatus, sponge, enamel dots from my stash

Happy Stampin'!

Controlled Painting with Brusho Crystals

Brusho sheltering tree

A customer recently asked if I could demo a way to paint using the Brusho Crystals in a controlled manner. 

Brushos are great for creating abstract backgrounds, but she wanted something more defined.

So, this is what I came up with.

I really like how it came out, and my customer and other Feb. class attendees really liked it too.

It's simple!

  To do this technique, you will sprinkle Brusho Crystals on a piece of watercolor paper, then lightly spritz a stamp with water and stamp, activating the crystals. 

Sprinkle the crystals in the area that you are going to stamp your image instead of all over the card front.

For this card, I sprinkled Yellow and Brilliant Red crystals towards the top and middle of the card front knowing about where the leaves from Sheltering Tree would be stamped.  I spritzed the image with water and stamped. 

But, what was the surprise is that I ended up with blue green leaves which is not a color that you would get from the Brushos. 

I had to think about it for a few seconds, then realized that I must not have cleaned the stamp after using Mint Macaron ink on another project.

Happy surprise, and I really like how it came out.

So, I tried to duplicate it, and sure enough it works.  Ink up the stamp using Mint Macaron ink, then stamp off leaving some ink.

Then, continue on with the technique.

The other key is to not get the stamp too wet.  Lightly spritz it with water, or it'll run making it look abstract.

After letting the paper dry for a minute or two, I stamped the tree trunk in Early Espresso ink using the Stamparatus. 

Then, I sprinkled Yellow, Brilliant Red, Moss Green, and Brilliant Blue crystals towards the bottom of the tree.  I spritzed the ground stamp lightly with water and stamped.

To complete the card, I matted the card front to a piece of Early Espresso, then added it to a Mint Macaron card base.

The greeting is from Floral and Fauna stamped in Early Espresso ink using the Stamparatus.

Brusho Crystal Colors

Brusho crystals

Sheltering Tree

Sheltering TreeSupplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Floral and Fauna (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Mint Macaron, Early Espresso

Paper: Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, watercolor

Accessories: Brusho Color Crystals, spritzer bottle with water, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Beauty Abounds Sampler-Sign Up for my March Newsletter

Beauty Abounds Sampler

 

Friendship!

Friendship is a million little things.

Like sending a card to let someone know what they mean to you.

And adding butterflies to the mix just brings a smile!

Celebrate Friendship with the Beauty Abounds stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies found in the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Want to learn more?

The Beauty Abounds Bundle will be featured in my March 2019 newsletter which will hit e mail in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on March 5.

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Thanks!

Anne

Beauty Abounds BundleBeauty abounds bundle

 

 

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More Animal Expedition Cards, Sure to Bring a Smile

Rhino thank you big timeThank You Big Time Rhino

Wild about you giraffesWild About You Giraffes

Here are another couple quick and easy cards made using Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper paired with the Animal Outing Bundle.

These cards just make me smile!

You can view more of my Animal Outing card ideas HERE.

For the rhino card, I stamped the image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Basic Gray ink, then colored her in using a gray watercolor pencil and a Blender Pen.  For the bird, I picked up ink from the lid of the Berry Burst ink pad using a Blender Pen.  I used a Light Crushed Curry Stampin' Blend for the yellow on the bird.  For the ground, I picked up ink from the lid of the Granny Apple Green ink pad using a Blender Pen.

For the giraffe card, I stamped the first giraffe on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Early Espresso ink.

For the opposite facing giraffe, I stamped the image on a silicone craft sheet using Early Espresso ink, turned the craft sheet upside down and "stamped" it onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, creating a mirror image.

I used the Light Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry Stampin' Blends to color the giraffes.

Both greetings were stamped on the designer paper card front and embossed with a heat tool.

I used my 2 1/4" circle punch to create the Berry Burst circle behind the rhino.  I used my 2" circle punch to create the circle in the giraffe card.  I made a ring for the circle by using my 2" and 2 1/4" circle punches.

The Lemon Lime Twist piece of designer paper is secured to the Crumb Cake piece behind the punched designer paper.  The giraffes are slipped in between using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.

 

Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper

Animal Expedition DSP

Animal Outing Bundle

Animal outing bundle

Supplies Used Rhino Card:

Stamp Set: Animal Outing

Ink: Basic Gray, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green,  gray watercolor pencil, Light Crushed Curry Stampin' Blend, Versamark

Paper: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Blender Pen, Big Shot, Animal Friends Framelit Die, 2 1/4" circle punch, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, black embossing powder, ribbon from my stash, Mini Dimensionals

Supplies Used: Giraffes Card

Stamp Set: Animal Outing

Ink: Early Espresso, Light Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends

Paper:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White,  Animal Expedition Designer Series PAper

Accessories: Big Shot, Animal Friends Framelit Die, Silcone Craft Sheet, 2" and 2 1/4" circle punches,  Tombow Multi-purpose glue, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Animal Expedition Five Minute Card Creations

Animal Expedition Thank You

 

Animal Expedition Thank You Hippos

Cards made using Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper are not only quick and easy but are sure to bring a smile!

For both cards, I let the designer paper do the work.

The greeting is from the coordinating stamp set Animal Outing.

Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper

Animal Expedition DSP

 

Animal Outing Bundle

Animal outing bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Animal Outing

Ink:  Berry Burst and Calypso Coral

Paper:  Shaded Spruce,  Pool Party, Gray Granite, Calypso Coral, and Animal Expedition DSP

Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Dimensionals, Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8" Reversible Ribbon

Happy Stampin'!

Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Coloraful Colorado Pale Ale

Left Hand Brewery Colorful Colorado Pale Ale

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.

You can view my aluminum can creations HERE

I'm always on the look out for interesting designs and colors on aluminum cans.

Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try.  Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans.  My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!

This was certainly the case with cans of Colorful Colorado Pale Ale made by Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont Colorado.

I was able to make to cards out of one can.

The first card reminds me of an old-time post card.

It's a perfect sentiment for me: "Greetings from Colorado!"

And, I like how the sky is a perfect match to the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick  Foil Sheets that were available during Sale-A-Bration.

Here's the second card created using the other side of the can.  On this side, the Left Hand logo is dropped down a little more, so it made it harder to cut the can using straight edges.  So, I trimmed around the mountain and down below to logo.  The top of the mountain sticks above the card.

Left Hand Brewery Colorful Colorado mountain

Here's a picture taken from their website of what the can looks like.

 I should have taken a photo before cutting it up!

Colorful Colorado Pale Ale

Hope you'll give this a try. 

If you do, you'll never look at aluminum cans the same again!

Supplies Used:

Paper:  Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets

Accessories: alum can, tin snips, scissors, Mini Dimensionals

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

February Fresh Card Making Idea-Waterfront Faux Postage

Waterfront faux postage
Sunrise over the Mountain Faux Postage

Add a unique look to your creations using the Faux Postage Technique.

Use a template/mask to create individual blocks of faux postage stamps.

This project uses Waterfront stamp set, and also includes the Clear-block Watercolor Background Technique.

Want to learn more?

My February Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this technique.

This tutorial will hit e  mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on February 19, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on February 19 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

This tutorial will also include the Faux Postage template which can be printed on regular copy paper for future use.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

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Anne

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Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release February 15-March 31

Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release

Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release!

More fun product to choose from for every $50 spent February 15-March 31.

Be sure to check out the Painted Seasons stamp set, Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and coordinating Four Seasons Framelits Dies.

The stamp set and DSP are one of the 2nd release Sale-A-Bration choices (free with $100.00 purchase).

The framelits dies (#150074, $28.00) can be purchased separately March 1-31.

Check out the Painted Seasons video from Stampin' Up! below:

Painted Seasons

Now's the time to stock up on stamps, paper, ink, and accessories!

Happy Stampin'!

Easy Buffalo Check Thank You Cards

Buffalo Check Thank you

Buffalo Check Thank You 1

Buffalo Check has become one of my favorite of Stampin' Up!'s big background stamps.

The color possibilities are endless.

Switch up the colors, and you've got a great background for holiday or masculine-themed cards.

For these card, my color was Flirty Flamingo stamped on Whisper White card stock.  I drew the horizontal and vertical lines using a ruler and black Stampin' Write Marker. 

The lines just add a little extra pop.

I stamped the full image of the background stamp, then cut it down to create these two cards.

I would suggest using the Stamparatus for these big background stamps.

It is unlikely that you'll get a good stamped image the first time around.  The Stamparatus will allow you to add more layers of ink, getting a good stamped image this is perfectly lined up with each stamping.

 

Buffalo Check

Buffalo check

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Buffalo Check, Detailed with Love

Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Memento Black, black Stampin' Write Marker

Paper: Basic Black,  Whisper White, vellum cardstock

Accessories: Stamparatus,  1 1/4", 1 3/8", and 1 3/4" circle punches, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Pumpkin Be Mine Valetine's Day Cards

Be Mine Valentine Feb 2019

These fun little cards were created using parts of the Be Mine Paper Pumpkin kit for January.

The kit included pouches to put treats in which would be great for kids to bring Valentine's Day cards to their classmates.

But, I wanted cards I could put in the mail.

So I cut down the pouches (the Melon Mambo and white hearts pattern) and used them as card fronts.

The chameleons, kangeroo, Pool Party hearts and circles, plus the Melon Mambo hearts were all pop-outs included in the kit.

The greetings and heart embellishments were also found in the kit.

All I had to do was add the pieces to Lemon Lime Twist or Petal Pink card bases.

So versatile, and this were truly a 5 minute or less project!

Have you checked out My Paper Pumpkin?

With Stampin' Up!'s hassle free monthly crafting subscription, you get a box full of all the supplies needed to create fun cards or 3D projects.

This includes an exclusive stamp set, ink, paper, embellishments, Dimensionals, and or Glue Dots.

There are several subscription choices:

My paper pumpkin

Crafting could not be easier!

Supplies Used:

Be Mine January Paper Pumpkin kit, Lemon Lime and Petal Pink card stock

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Animal Outing Wild About You Valentine's

Wild about you heart
Wild About You Heart

This is the Valentine's Day card I made for our 2 year-old granddaughter. 

She loves zoo animals, but she is especially fond of giraffes.

The giraffe image in the stamp set Animal Outing is perfect for her!

Here's how:

1. The embossed background is made using the Animal Friends Framelits die.  Normally when using this die, you would cut the design from the paper.  To emboss instead, you'll need to use the Big Shot Embossing Mats.

-Emboss the background on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock using this sandwich:  platform on Tab 1, standard cutting pad, blue mat, card stock, framelit placed down, white embossing pad.  You'll need to reposition the framelit three or four times to fully emboss the card front.

2. Cut the center of the card front out using the Big Shot and hearts framelits die or a punch.

3. Place scrap piece of Whisper White card stock into the Stamparatus.  Place the giraffe image rubber side down on the card stock.  Close the hinged plate, picking up the stamp.  Ink with Early Espresso and stamp.  Repeat as needed to get a good stamped image.  Do the same with the leaves/frog image.

4. Color the giraffe using Blender Pens, water color pencils or Stampin' Write Markers.  Do the same for the leaf images.  I used my Stampin' Blends.

5. Cut the giraffe and leaves out using the Big Shot and coordinating Animal Friends Framelits Dies.

6. Cut a background piece slightly smaller than your embossed card front.  For this card, my background came from Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper.

7. Get an idea for the placement of the giraffe and leaves, leaving room for the greeting.  Once you have a plan, place the background piece in the Stamparatus.  Place the greeting rubber side down on the background.  Close the hinged plate, picking up the stamp.  Ink with Early Espresso and stamp.  Repeat as needed to get a good stamped image.  For this card, I used the greeting from A Little Wild.  Animal Outing has a stamp with the same sentiment, "Wild About You," but it is a little too big for this project.

8.  Cut out a border for the heart by nesting two heart framelits, one larger than the other, on a piece of Early Espresso card stock.  Cut out using the Big Shot.  Attach to card front using a small amount of Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.

9. Attach giraffe and leaves to the inside edge of the heart cut-out using a small amount of SNAIL adhesive.  I trimmed off the frog image.

10. Attach card front to So Saffron card base using Dimensionals around the heart and on the 4 corners to pop it up.

11. Add enamel dots to complete.

Big Shot Embossing Mats:

Your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies can do more when paired with the Embossing Mats. Use with dies that have decorative ejection holes for additional embossing. Or use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut. Includes Impressions Pad, thin silicone rubber mat, and thick silicone rubber mat.

Big Shot Embossing Mats

Animal Outing Bundle

Animal outing bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Animal Outing and A Little Wild

Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin' Blends

Paper: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Big Shot Embossing Mats, Hearts and Animal Friends Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensionals, Enamel Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Background Stamps Sampler-Sign Up for my February Newsletter

February 2019 sampler

Stampin' Up has a great selection of big background stamps, perfect for adding detailed backgrounds to your projects.

They are designed to cover a traditional A2 sized greeting card.

But, you can also trim the images to use as accent pieces.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on  February 5 8.

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Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

 

 

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Foil Sheets Meet Delightfully Detailed Laser Cuts

Silver foil

Silver foil 1

 

Silver foil 2
These  thank you cards were easy to create by combining the designs from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper with a piece of the Sale-A-Bration Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.

I simply secured the laser-cut paper to a piece of bright Lovely Lipstick foil using glue dots on the 4 corners.

The ribbon that is wrapped around the front of the cards is Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon found in the Occasions Catalog.

The greeting is from Detailed with Love stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Lovely Lipstick ink and punched using a 1 1/4" circle punch.  It was matted to a piece of Lovely Lipstick card stock punched using a 1 3/8" punch.  Then, it was matted to a piece of vellum card stock using a 1 3/4" circle punch.

Easy, yet elegant with a pop of color!

Remember, during Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 spent in either the Annual or Occasions Catalogs, you'll earn an item out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

It's a great time to stock up on stamps, papers, ink, tools, and embellishments.

Sale-A-Bration Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets

Grapefruit grove lovely lipstick foil sheets

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Paper

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Detailed with Love

Ink: Lovely Lipstick

Paper: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Vellum card stock, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Paper

Accessories: 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4" circle punches, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon, glue dots

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Towel Background Trio of Hearts

Paper towel hearts
Paper Towel Background Trio of Hearts

Here's another card created using a paper towel that I had used for cleaning stamps, ink pads, and fingers.

You can see my Flowering Desert Paper Towel Background card HERE

This paper towel had Real Red, Powder Pink, Pineapple Punch, and a little Pacific Point and black on it.

I selectively chose what parts of the towel I would use for my trio of hearts.

Wood words paper towel hearts

I applied glue from a glue stick to a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.

I then placed the paper towel onto the card stock.

Then, it was easy to cut out the hearts using my Big Shot and Hearts Framelits Dies.

The Basic Gray background was embossed using the Big Shot and Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

The greeting is from Wood Words, stamped in Basic Gray on the Blushing Bride card base using the Stamparatus.

The hearts were popped up using Dimensionals.

Easy, easy!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wood Words

Ink: Basic Gray

Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, scrap Whisper White

Accessories: paper towel, Big Shot, Swirls and Curls embossing folder, Hearts Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, glue stick, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!