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Friend Flowers…

Life would be so much less without friends.  We depend on our friends during difficult times and love sharing life’s joys with them.

I am so grateful to have really “old” friends (like grammar school!) and really “new” friends too.

So today’s post celebrates friendship…

A water color technique which I will reverse in another post this week…

a close up…

there’s a mistake here I will confess to “liking”…

The technique requires water color paper which I love working with because it does most of the work for you…and better!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits (including the confession)…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Penned & Painted and Suite Sentiments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Spritzer

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Spritz paper with water.  The more you want your color to “work” the more water.  Ink up the solid flower and leaf stamps and stamp wet water color paper.  Let the paper do its job for you then dry with heat gun if you don’t have the patience to wait (I never can)
  • Using the solid shading stamps for leaves and flowers stamp over dried ink.
  • Stamp Archival Basic Black outline over each flower and leaf.  Let dry or heat…you know what I do!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Black and mount water color paper over Rich Razzleberry layer with multipurpose glue.

Did you find the oopsie?  After spritzing my water color paper and stamping the first flowers which I wanted across just the bottom of the card, I realized I had set the spritzer bottle half way on the top of the water color paper.  The bottle had residue from working with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst dry pigment on the bottom.  Ugh!  Just for the heck of it I spritzed the half circle of color and you can see the result…I loved it!

Just another example of how “mistakes” can sometimes be the beautiful opportunity you didn’t expect.  This card and technique are really fun.  I hope you will give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Sweetums is driving to Nashville today to pick up my daughter, Kelly.  She is coming to visit for a couple of days before she returns to Seoul, South Korea…and maybe catch up on her sleep.  I don’t know if he will be able to pry little Henry loose from her snuggles!  I’m so looking forward to our time together!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always a good forecast…

Keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Easter Dogwood…

Recently cute bunnies were posted to celebrate the upcoming Easter season, but today’s post features spring dogwood blooms.

Have your dogwoods bloomed yet?  Mind are buds but will be in bloom before Easter.

Here’s today’s card…

and a close up…

peeking inside…

This is my first time using the water color pencils on Kraft Paper…I learned a few things and hope to do more this week, but thought this one turned out well.  I’m not sure if this is a dogwood bloom but it was close enough for me.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  1. Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock
  2. Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  3. Stamps:  Penned & Painted, Suite Sayings (sentiment) and Birthday Blooms (dots)
  4. Tools ‘n Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Window Sheet

Digits

  1. The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  2. The Kraft Cardstock layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp leaves and flowers with outline stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Be sure to let this ink dry…it takes a bit.  Or you can heat it (like me!)  I have no patience…
  3. Color all images with White Water Color Pencil (your colors will be brighter).  Add Old OLive to leaves, Daffodil Delight to flower centers and Melon Mambo to shade from centers of flower petals out.  Smooth colors with Blender Pen.  Be sure to clean tip between each color change.
  4. Cut a window sheet 3-3/4″ x 5″ to use as a template to draw border skipping when you meet the leaves or flowers.  Add dots wherever you like them.
  5. Inside the card the border was drawn again and dots were added to coordinate with card front.

I’ve been playing around with this same set and water color paper.  If it turns out, I’ll post it next week.

  • I would be a poor SU! Demo if I didn’t tell you that until March 31st the best deal SU! makes is still effective.  You can become a demo (with absolutely no obligations to host parties or sell anything) and get $125 worth of product (anything in the catalog!) and only pay $99!  Whoa!  And not only that great deal, but you can pick out two additional stamp sets (anything in the catalog) for FREE!  Sounds like a “no brainer” right?  But the “cherry on top”?  You can be a Rambling Rose “BUD”, meet people all over the world and attend amazing SU! events.  Seriously, there are even more perks I can tell you about…we need to talk!  Remember, this is only available until this coming Friday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ask me how I know…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Vintage Truck…

When I posted the Flower Truck earlier this week, I might have mentioned how much I love that old truck.  So today here’s another “old truck” just for us “vintage” girls…

Ha!  Who wouldn’t have wanted a truck like that as a young girl?

The “Inside the Lines” Designer Series Paper came in handy here…

Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?

Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Gray, and Pool Party Cardstock, plus Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’ and Custom Tee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Oval Dies, Stitched Oval Dies, Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Water Color Pencils and Blender Pen

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Gray layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Pool Party layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through Big Shot with Hexagon Dynamic EF and attach to Basic Gray layer with SNAIL
  • Cut one smaller and one large Basic Gray Scalloped Oval.  One Pool Party Scalloped Oval smaller than Gray one and one large Stitched Whisper White Oval to fit over large Basic Gray Scalloped Oval.
  • Place the large Stitched Whisper White Oval over the Basic Gray Scalloped Oval with SNAIL and add to card front lower right with multipurpose glue.
  • Using the two sentiments from the Custom Tee Stamp Set, stamp sentiment on Thick Whisper White then cut out with small Stitched Oval Framelit.  Layer the three smaller ovals together with SNAIL and add to top left of card with dimensionals.
  • Stamp truck on Inside the Lines DSP with Archival Basic Black ink.  I tried to get that one flower on the door and let everything else fall where it may.  Color with Water Color Penciles.  Sponge truck body with Smoky Slate lightly.  Fussy cut truck.  I punched holes in the windows to give me a starting place for cutting them out.  Almost cut off that one half tire in the front.  Glue this piece to scrap Whisper White CS and cut away edges.  Attach to larger oval with dimensionals.  Color underneath truck for shadow with gray water color pencil and smooth with Blender Pen.

Isn’t that fun?  I know several girl friends who would love this birthday card.  Maybe I need to make more!

Yesterday was so exciting to see my daughter who is visiting from Seoul, South Korea, and my granddaughter who just became a mommie…  And, of course, Little Henry, (they call him Hank).  You just forget how little a newborn is.  But no matter, he felt wonderful, snuggly and sweet!

You are looking at “love at first sight!”  As time passes, I will try not to bore you with baby pics…but it will be hard!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

never happens.

But I do know if your fingers are inky…you are HaPpY!

 

B

Spring Flower Truck…

And Spring is really here!  Every thing is popping out of the ground and pollen is everywhere….

But this little truck has a load of spring flowers to share…

lots of posies to share…

and a peek inside…

This truck is one of my all time favorite stamps…I don’t know why.  But I can think of 101 ways to use it.  Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’, Woodgrain (background) and Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punch, SU! Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Sponge

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Pool Party layer is 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Whisper White layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut a piece of copy paper the same size.  Slit the center with snips and tear away an opening big enough for the truck.  Add small amounts of SNAIL to back of copy paper (take most of the sticky off with your fingers) and cover top Whisper White layer.  Stamp the truck in Archival Basic Black.  I took away the wood panels on the back of the truck stamp with a wet wipe before stamping.  Let the ink dry…it takes a little bit.  Cut a mask for the truck and cover with mask.
  • Ink Woodgrain stamp with Pool Party ink and stamp over this layer.  Using a sponge, add Pool Party ink over the woodgrain background.
  • Remove truck mask and color with SU! Water Color Pencils and use a Blender Pen to smooth your colors.
  • Remove background mask and stamp sentiment in top left corner.
  • Punch small flowers in Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  Add dimension by pushing your blunt end of the Piercing Tool into the back of the flowers while lying on Piercing Mat.  Add to back of truck using Glue Dots.  Add small dots to centers of flowers with Basic Black Marker or Journaling Pen.
  • Inside the Pool Party layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White layer on top.  Add inside card with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment with Archival Basic Black Ink.
  • Add three flowers with Glue Dots in lower right corner.
  • You might want to stamp envelope flap with Woodgrain stamp and sponge to coordinate with card front.

I will post photos tomorrow of my visit with Little Henry today.  I’ll try to not bore you…

His “going home” outfit!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

don’t ask how I know.

But I do know inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

A Sweeter Life…

Tomorrow I will be MIA.  Sweetums and I will be trekking to Nashville to hang out with my daughter, g’daughter and new great g’son, Henry!  I will, however, have a post tomorrow for you to enjoy.

With all the meanness going on in the world, especially today in the UK, it’s nice to be able to step back and remember to enjoy life when you can.

And today’s post reminds me there are ways to make someone else’s day just a little sweeter…

and a close up…

making the cooking utensils dimensional…

and the inside layers…

In addition the envelope was lined with the gingham!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugar Plum Cardstock plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Perfect Mix
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Lace Doilies, Oval Framelits, Medium Hole Punch

Digits:

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • Make a pattern for this apron by cutting a piece of scrap cardstock 3-7/8″ x 5″.  Fold in half lengthwise and mark at 2-1/2″ from one end.  Using an Oval Framelit placed on the folded cardstock at the 2-1/2″ mark, cut through both layers to create the apron top.  Use this pattern piece to trace on DSP and cut out your apron.

  • Punch to holes at top of apron with Medium Circle Hole Punch.  Thread one end of 1/4″ Very Vanilla ribbon from back to front and tie a knot.  Thread through second hole from back and tie another knot.  This ribbon was about 5-1/2″ to begin with.
  • Cut another piece of DSP 2″ x 3-1/4″.  Add SNAIL to three sides leaving the top open and attach to front of apron.  Add contrasting DSP to top of pocket 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ with SNAIL.  Cut doily in half and add to front of pocket under DSP trim piece with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp oven mitts on contrasting DSP with Archival Basic Black and “fussy cut”.  Add one inside pocket and one outside pocket with dimensionals.
  • Add stitching around three sides of pocket with Basic Black Marker.
  • Stamp other utensils on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Color with Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride markers.  Fussy cut and add to apron pocket with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.
  • Add apron to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Sweet Sugar Plum 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attach on top with SNAIL.
  • The envelope was lined with the DSP gingham to coordinate with the card front.

Over the weekend I met some delightful stampers at a retreat and was thrilled to share how to make one of my cards with them…

Now that’s a group of “happy stampers”!

Have you seen the additional items you can earn FREE for every $50 purchase while Sale-A-Bration last (March 31st)?  Click here for the entire list…awesome!

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I’d be every so grateful for your order…just click on the “shop now” star in the right hand column to order.  I do send every online order customer a personal thank you card.

Thanks for stopping by today…Here’s your “B-ism”…

and keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

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We Have a Baby!!!

Yes, we do have a new member to our family, born on his due date…

How cute is he?  Meet Henry David Young, 6 lbs. 11 oz., 18 1/2″ tall!

 

Now that I shared that very important update, here’s another “bunnie” card for this spring season…

It would be easy to change this girl bunny to a boy by using Soft Sky Cardstock for the scalloped square and the bow placed at the bunny’s neck.

a little close up.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Blushing Bride and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper.
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Square Scalloped Framelits, Bow Builder Punch,  Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Hearts Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Googlie Eyes, Medium Hole Punch, Basic Black Marker or Journaling Pen and Floral Affection Embossing Folders

Digits

  • Using Floral Affection EF, add impress to lower front of card.
  • Cut the Scalloped Square Blushing Bride background piece.  Attach to top of notecard.
  • Punch two Whisper White ovals and two Blushing Bride small ovals.  Attach together with SNAIL.
  • Cut Whisper White heart with framelit and turn upside down.  Add Basic Black nose punched with medium hole punch with multipurpose glue or glue dot.
  • Add Blushing Bride cheeks using sponge dauber and whiskers with Basic Black marker or journaling pen.
  • Add googlie eyes (any big box store sells these) with multipurpose glue.
  • Add multipurpose glue to bottom of ears and attach to back of heart.
  • Punch bow and assemble.  Add to point of heart for a girl or to bottom of face for a boy.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

be unstoppable.

And inky.  Always be inky and you’ll be HaPpY!

 

B

Down the Rabbit Hole…

WE HAVE A BABY!!!

 

Everybody loves bunnies this time of the year.  I actually sent a video of two baby bunnies munching on snacks to my daughter-in-love and asked if “the littles” could have a bunny for Easter.  Her response was emphatic…and negative!

So I will content myself with these cute bunnies jumping into their rabbit holes as thank yous to my peeps this month…

How cute is that?

and they multiplied!

Those rosebuds were so popular (I loved them) and I have hoarded them all this time.  They were spritzed with Blushing Bride…

Would you like one of these notecards?  I’d be happy to send you one to thank you for your online order.  Just click the “shop now” star in the right column and shop to your heart’s content!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Blushing Bride, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Squares Framelits, Stitched Circle Framelits, Oval and Small Oval Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (retired).  You could substitute a cotton ball or white pom-pom for his tail if you didn’t hoard the roses like I did

Digits:

  • Cut Blushing Bride Scalloped Square from Blushing Bride and emboss with your choice of EF.  Add to top front of notecard with multipurpose glue or SNAIL
  • Cut the larger Stitiched Circle from Basic Black with Framelit and add to card front with multipurpose glue
  • Cut the smaller circle using Stitched Circle Framelits and Thick Whisper White CS.  Add over Basic Black circle with dimensionals.
  • Punch two Thick Whisper White ovals with Oval Punch (or framelits if you have those) and two Blushing Bride ovals using the Small Oval Punch (or framelit).  Glue the smaller oval on top.  Add “toes” with Basic Black Marker.  Use multipurpose glue to add feet to white circle.
  • Add tail of your choice…I’m smiling as I type this!

I have traveled to Seiverville, TN to attend a retreat with Jackie Bultje (The Pampered Stamper) and will return tomorrow with all the excitement of the weekend.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all.  the.  time…

But I’m inky and HaPpY!

 

B

Life Looks Beautiful…

Today is the last of this series of cards using the Beautiful You stamp set, but certainly not the last time this set will be used.

In addition to the images in this set being somewhat retro (which I love!) the sentiments are so expressive for today times.

Here’s the card…

and a close up of the masking…

You can catch a peek here of the envelope flap with coordinating Designer Series Paper.

So just like the two cards recently posted, this one too uses the masking technique.  Would you like to give this a try?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Falling In Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Sky Blue and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You, Gorgeous Grunge (splat) Wherever You Go
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Post It Note, sponge, Blender Pen

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Cut a piece of copy paper this same size, make a slit in center with snips and tear away the shape you want to sponge on your card front layer.  Add SNAIL to all corners and around torn edge.  Take away most of the sticky with your fingers then add this layer on top.  Stamp girl image in Archival Basic Black.  Then stamp again on Post It and “fussy cut”.  Add SNAIL to back, take away the stickiness and add this over the girl image.
  • Now sponge over the area exposed with Soft Sky.  Stamp bridge in Smoky Slate and sun rays in Daffodil Delight and Gorgeous Grunge in Soft Sky.  If you stamp and drag the rain effect is achieved.
  • Remove mask from girl and color with ink that has been transferred from ink pad to the lid of the pad and a Blender Pen.  Here dress is Blushing Bride as is a lighter color for her skin.  Hat is Daffodil Delight.
  • Remove bigger mask and stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Do you love it?  Masking (I say this all the time) is my favorite stamping technique!
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of DSP attached with SNAIL along bottom edge.
  • The flap of the envelope has been covered with coordinating DSP.

I bet you are wondering if that lil’ baby arrived yet…nope!  He has his own idea of when he wants to celebrate his birthday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

seriously.

Or you could stamp…and be HaPpY!

 

B

Happy Dance…

Then there are the times a friend has something so wonderful going on in their life…you just want them to know you are happy for them and send them this card…

Right?  Yesterday we were wishing for brighter days…and today we’re dancing in the street!  And so life goes.

A close up showing the masked area.  I used the same mask as yesterday’s card, just made the opening a little bigger to fit her into the opening.

In addition to the masking techniques there is also some paper piecing going on here with the umbrella from a different stamp.

It’s probably not so easy to see the envelope the card is sitting on has a matching flap of Designer Series Paper.

This is one reason I love this stamp set so much…It covers many of life’s journeys and has great sentiments to go along with the images.  It’s a classic!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White (I never use the other) Cardstock and Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugar Plum, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You, Lovely As A Tree and Gorgeous Grunge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Copy paper for masking, sponge, Blender Pen, Post It Note

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Cut a piece of copy paper the same size.  Make a slit in the center with snips and tear away the center of this layer to create a shape suitable for your stamped image.  Add small amounts of SNAIL at four corners and around opening edge.  Take some of the sticky away with your fingers and lay this layer on top of Thick Whisper White layer.
  • Stamp image inside the opening in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp this image again on Post It paper and “fussy cut”.  Add SNAIL to back and adhere over image on Thick Whisper White layer.
  • Sponge background with Soft Sky.  Stamp Lovely As A Tree line of trees in Old Olive across the opening.
  • Add splats in Soft Sky and Gorgeous Grunge stamp.  I stamped and slide the stamp at an angle towards the left and down to resemble rain.  She is dancing in the rain, right?
  • Remove the girl mask.  Using a Blender Pen and Sweet Sugar Plum lightly color dress.  Go back and add extra color where indicated on the stamp.  Color skin lightly with Blushing Bride.  Color hat with Daffodil Delight.  I colored very light and went back and added more color.
  • Remove mask carefully to not tear your cardstock…MAGIC!  Do you love it?
  • Stamp umbrella from yesterday’s stamp on DSP and “fussy cut”.  Add with dimensionals above left hand.  Draw umbrella handle with Black marker (skinny end)
  • Inside the card add a strip of DSP 4-1/4″ x 1/2″ at the bottom.
  • Add a piece of DSP to the envelope flap.

It should be illegal to have as much fun as I’ve had making this set of cards for a friend.  I hope you are enjoying them too and feel inspired to give this a try…

Still no baby, but doctor appointment today!

Sweetums and I are going to dinner tonight (it’s Friday!) and to see The Shack.  I read the book a long time ago and I’m hoping the movie is as good as my imagination when reading it.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I just love that little dog…

And inky fingers with give you a HaPpY HeArT!

B

Brighter Days…

Have you ever wished you had the perfect card to send to a friend who is struggling with a difficult life journey?  Today’s post just might be the answer…

There are many artists blogs that I find always interesting, none more than Sandi McIver. Check out her blog here.   So one day watching one of her “live” videos, I love a card she was doing with the cowboy boots and a masked technique.  Anyone who knows me or follows this blog knows my favorite technique is masking!  So today’s card was inspired by Sandi’s technique not using cowboy boots but the Beautiful You stamp set…

Isn’t this sentiment perfect for so many difficult situations?

a little close up of the masked area…

and a peek inside…

Do you like this look?  I’ve made a set of these Beautiful You cards each with a different sentiment for a friend.  I can tell you Sandi’s cowboy boots looked awesome with a woodgrain in the background.  You may be able to see in the close up, I used the Lovely As A Tree for this card in the background.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Sahara Sand Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand, Old Olive,  Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You and Gorgeous Grunge (splat) and Lovely As A Tree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Post It Note, Sponge, Blender Pen and Envelope Liner Framelit

Digits

  • The Sahara Sand base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Succulent Garden DSP is 4-1/8″ X 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut a piece of copy paper the same size as Whisper White.  Cut a slit in center and start tearing a shape big enough for the stamp to fit inside.  Add a small amount of SNAIL to back of copy paper at each corner and four places around center opening.  Be sure to take most of the sticky off with your fingers before attaching to your Whisper White layer.
  • Stamp girl in Archival Basic Black.  Then stamp again on Post It paper and “fussy cut”.  Save this piece in your stamp set container to be used again.  Cover the girl image with mask.  Use a sponge and lightly sponge over the entire area with both masks in place.  Ink Lovely as a tree with Old Olive and stamp.  Ink Gorgeous Grunge splat with Sahara Sand.  I stamped and pulled the stamp in one direction to create movement.  You don’t have to do this, but I like it.  Stamp umbrella  on DSP and “fussy cut”.  Glue over umbrella image.  Remove masking from girl and card front layer…Magic!!!!  Do you love the effect?
  • Now color her dress in Soft Sky with the Blender Pen, her skin with Blushing Bride (lightly) and her hair with Sahara Sand.
  • Add sentiment to top left.  Now add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Thick Whisper White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a small strip of DSP added at the bottom with SNAIL.
  • You can see the envelope was lined with the same DSP.

There are two more cards to this set that I will share with you over the next two days using this same technique.  I hope you will give this a try if you haven’t tried it before and let me know if you like it.

We still have no baby…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep those fingers inky and you’ll be HaPpY!

 

B