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Winter Fashion…

Today I’m having fun with the Christmas Patterns stamp set and dressing the reindeer in winter sweaters with a twist…

Are you smiling?  I hope so…

Glamour close up.

Cold nose kisses.

And a peek inside.

See Santa’s reindeers can make a winter fashion statement too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Christmas Patterns and Christmas Lamppost (bow)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  “E” Acrylic Block, Card Front Builder Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper, Christmas Lamppost Thinlit Dies (bow), Pool Party Sequins

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Color the surface of the “E” Acrylic Block with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide.  Spritz with water and “smoosh” onto the center of the watercolor paper.  Hold for a few seconds to give the ink time to be absorbed by the watercolor paper.  Let dry.
  • Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.  Hand cut curves on one side and attach at the bottom of the watercolor paper layer.
  • Add sentiment in upper right corner in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut three trees from Tranquil Tide CS and attach to left side of this layer using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sequins with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp the reindeer in Early Espresso and “fussy cut”.
  • Stamp the sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist and “fussy cut”.  Add sweater to reindeer with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp reindeer again with Early Espresso on vellum and immediately transfer the image to a scrap of Thick Whisper White.  If the color isn’t even, use the marker and color in the legs and head.  The body will be covered by the sweater anyway.  Fussy cut leaving off the antlers.
  • Stamp sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White in Powder Pink and fussy cut.  Add to doe with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp bow from Christmas Lamppost on Powder Pink CS and cut out with framelit.  I cut away the bow “tails” before attached to sweater with glue dot.
  • Add dimensionals to backs of reindeer and doe and place on card front with their noses touching.  Sweet!
  • Inside the Tranquil Tide layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add tree cut from Tranquil Tide with multipurpose glue at lower right corner.  Did you notice I stamped the inside sentiment in the wrong direction?  It’s been a day!

Hope your day has been awesome.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

then you know.

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B

Deck the Halls…

Inspiration came to me this week and I couldn’t wait to get into the studio and work out what had been pictured in my mind…love when that happens!

and here is exactly what I had seen it in my mind.

How about that sparkle on the road bricks?

This side view shows the lifted layers.

and a peek inside.

Stamps you wouldn’t normally think of for Christmas and nontraditional colors too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Grey and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Archival Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride, Brightly Lit Christmas and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Christmas Lampost Thinlits Dies, Bike Framelits Dies, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pattern Party Decorative Masks

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Pool Party layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the brick mask and Embossing paste apply a couple of rows of bricks at bottom of layer.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and let dry.
  • Stamp all pieces to be cut out with framelits and thinlits.  Cut an extra lantern lamp from Lemon Lime Twist CS to used the inside pieces in the Basic Grey lantern.  Add lantern with multipurpose glue.  Add bow with dimensional.  Stamp Merry Christmas sign and trim so that it just reads Merry Christmas and add under lantern shelf with dimensionals.
  • Add wreaths to bike wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike frame to wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike to card front with dimensionals.
  • The front grey basket was added with multipurpose glue at the bottom. The other gift was add to bike frame with dimensionals.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Pool Party 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black.
  • The bike rear wheel is stamped leaving the page with a basket sitting on dimensionals on top.

This was so much fun to make…but I confess I would not want to make many of these cards!

Hope you are having a star-studded Tuesday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ever.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Snowy Night…

Created my own snowy night scene…so peaceful.  And the nicest place to be on a night like this?  In front of a cozy fire with your honey, some hot apple cider and a good favorite movie.

How shimery is that?

How lucky was I to catch the glimmer from the Wink of Stella and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper…

And a peek inside…

The foundation for this card is watercolor paper…it all starts there.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tranquil Tide Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black.  I used watercolors but you could substitute reinker in Pacific Point, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.
  • Stamps:  Quilted Christmas (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Card Front Builder Framelits, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, White Paint Pen or Art Masking Liquid to make snow and Clear Wink of Stella. If you have watercolors, here are the sky colors I used Ultramarine Blue, Ultramarine Violet and Phthalo Green plus Pool Party 1/4″ Glimmer Ribbon

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add low tack tape around watercolor paper to create a border.    If you are using a masking liquid apply now.  With your Aqua Painter wet just where you want the sky color to go.  Add your colors in stripes across horizontally and let the watercolor paper do the work for you.  Let the paper dry naturally.  When dry add your snow with white paint pen if you didn’t using masking liquid.
  • Add Clear Wink of Stella to the sky area.
  • Cut a 1-1/2″ circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Using the tree framelit cut the top of two trees from this circle.
  • Cut three trees using framelit from Tranquil Tide CS.  Cut just the tops of the tree trees from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • Stamp sentiment at lower left corner in Archival Basic Black.  Remove masking liquid if you used it.
  • Attach “moon” with multipurpose glue to right side.  Add trees inside circle with multipurpose glue.
  • Add Glimmer tree tops to left snow bank.
  • Add ribbon to top attaching behind with SNAIL.
  • Add watercolor layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight it down.
  • Inside the Tranquil Tide layer is 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black, then attach with SNAIL
  • Add tree in lower right corner with SNAIL.

I love this card…I love the colors and the atmosphere created.  It really is peaceful!

The posts of this week are ready and I can’t wait to share them with you, so I hope you will stop by each day to take a look.

What a beautiful, cool and clear fall day today.  Hope your day is awesome too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

every.  single.  day.

Come get inky with me….be HaPpY!

 

B

Reindeer Fashion…

In my world reindeers would wear cozy sweaters in the winter in the latest fashion colors like Lemon Lime Twist!

So I created this Christmas card in vibrant nontraditional colors just so his sweater would make a fashion statement…

And snow would be all glittery like Clear Wink of Stella…

Even the trees shine…

In this side view you can see he has been “lifted” from the page with dimensionals and his sweater is also a separate piece.

and a peek inside.

Now I’ll just confess I love to “fussy cut” but this one is a challenge with those antlers.  I do love the way they look though.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus watercolor paper and gold foil
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Wink of Stella, Card Front Builder Framelits and “E” Acrylic Block and Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnished with bone folder.
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using Aqua Painter and reinker “paint” one side of the “E” Acrylic Block with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo.  Spritz with water and stamp on the watercolor paper.  Add pressure for a few seconds to give the ink time to absorb into the watercolor paper and lift.  Let dry naturally.
  • While the background is drying, cut trees from Old Olive CS.  Don’t forget the single tree inside.  Paint with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp reindeer and sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.
  • Cut small gold foil reindeer and set aside for the inside of the card.
  • Add Wink of Stella to background of watercolor paper by flipping the brush or slinging on the color.
  • Add sentiment in upper right corner with Early Espresso.
  • Attach watercolor background over the Early Espresso layer with multipurpose glue and weight down to dry.
  • Add three trees using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sweater to reindeer with multipurpose glue and reindeer to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached over Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • Add final tree  and gold reindeer to lower right corner with multipurpose glue.

Here it is Friday and another gorgeous fall weekend to enjoy!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Whimsical Christmas…

Seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child is magical…we should always remember the magic we felt as a child and remember how we tried to create that magic for our own kids.

And Christmas with a little whimsy is fun and that’s just what I saw the first time I saw the stamp set Seasons of Whimsy.  How fun is this stamp set?

Cute right?

A glamour close up….

love this background and so easy to make!!

and a peek inside…

There’s certainly unconventional color here for Christmas, but it works!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Seasons of Whimsy
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/8″ gold metallic ribbon, Iridescent Sequins, “E” Acrylic Block, spritzer and markers

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″ then burnish with bone folder.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer is 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  “Color” an “E” Acrylic Block with your Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie Markers.  Spritz with water and stamp the watercolor paper.  Let the ink soak in the paper for a few seconds and then remove.  If you still want to move the color, spritz the water color paper but try to maintain your border.
  • Once the ink is dry, stamp the ornaments in staggered positions.  Then stamp the bow/string.  I placed post it notes over the border at the top to mask that area.  Tip:  if your bow doesn’t quite meet the ornament hook, use a black Micron Pen to connect.
  • Stamp sentiment at the bottom.
  • Add sequins here and there.
  • Inside the Flirty Flamingo layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp one ornament at lower right corner and then bow/string.  Attach to Flirty Flamingo layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope also has an ornament in the lower left corner with the bow/string running to the top.

I love this little whimsical card…it’s so me!

It’s almost Friday again…seriously, people, where does the time go?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

one of each please.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Baby Zoo…

Is there anything more fun than expecting a brand new baby?

In this case it will be a baby boy and his name will be Harrison.  He will be the son of my g’daughter’s best friend.  I’ve known Amy for over a decade and am thrilled to be able to watch her become a mom and participate in planning her a shower along with Kendall…

Harrison is a lengthy name, but I was fortunate to find a frame that would work.

I thought about painting the animals directly on the background, but chickened out afraid I’d mess up and have to start all over.

This little guy is always my favorite…who doesn’t love a teddy bear?

A side view…

Sitting on top.

I’ve probably made a half dozen of these baby framed names and they always are so appreciated.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper (the background piece is 6″ x 12″ and you’ll need more to stamp and paint the animals.
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky and Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Little Loves Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Round Brush, .005 Black Micron Pen, Dr. Ph Martin’s Cobalt Blue Fine Art Watercolor, White Fun Foam with adhesive back.

Digits

  • Cut a strip of watercolor paper 3″ x 12″.  Using a large round brush apply a light coat of the Cobalt Blue then go over just the bottom of the strip of color to darken the shade just at the bottom.  Let dry.
  • Cut letters of name from White Fun Foam that comes with a sticky back.  Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Strips to back of watercolor paper you just painted.  Cut letters from strip of watercolor paper.   Attach painted letters to top of White Fun Foam letters.
  • I have all the animals in this stamp set cut apart so I can use them singularly or together.  You can always put them back together on the acrylic block when you need both sides.
  • Stamp animals on separate piece of watercolor paper.  The elephant was stamped with Smoky Slate and with a damp brush I pulled the color inside the lines.  Add Powder Pink inside ears and on cheeks.  Go over detail lines with Black Micron Pen.  Cut out with coordinating framelit.  You’ll need to trim the top.
  • The lion was stamped in Crushed Curry.  I pulled the color in on his body with a damp brush then added Daffodil Delight to his head.  Add Powder Pink for his cheeks and use Micron Pen to add details.  Cut out with framelit.
  • The Bear was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar pulling in the stamped lines with a damp brush.  I added Daffodil Delight to his face and body and Powder Pink for his cheeks and ears.  Use Micron Pen for details.  The beehive was stamped in Crushed Curry and painted with Daffodil Delight.  Bees were Soft Sky on the wings and details added with Micron Pen.  Cut out with framelit.
  • Line up your letters on background 6″ x 12″ or whatever size you are using and place your animals where you think you’d like them to sit.  Pull off the protective backing of the Fun Foam and attach.  The animals were added with multipurpose glue.
  • Place inside your frame and enjoy.  I did make a full tag with the elephant to use on the wrapped package.

Got through my first FaceTime OnStage rehearsal yesterday.  Need to shave about a minute off my presentation…but at least I got everything stamped!  Donna and Brandy gave me some great tips so we’ll see how it goes at the next FaceTime rehearsal on the 25th!

Hope your “hump” day is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

hmmm….

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Enjoy Today…

There’s no other statement more poignant as “Enjoy Today”.  If we could just turn our worrying minds off and enjoy just this day and the moment…

The card today is a personal favorite not just because it has a water colored background and a fall theme (my favorite season!) but because of the sentiment…

The background was made using an acrylic block and Daffodil Delight reinker on water color paper.

Leaves were cut from a piece of watercolor paper treated with dry pigment sprayed with water.  The pieces were intentionally left in smallest leaf.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Climbing Orchids (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Copper Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Acrylic Block “E”, Leaflets Framelits,  Seasonal Layers Framelits (smallest leaf), Aqua Painter or large round paint brush and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Pigments

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • In order to have the water color leaves to cut out, you will need to prepare a piece of water color paper with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst or any other way you want to add color.  You could definitely use reinkers.  With the Color Burst you spritz the paper and blow the dry pigment on the paper and let them blend together.  It is amazing to watch.  You can always spritz more to move the color or add more pigment.  Once dry, cut out your leaves with Leaflets Framelits and Seasonal Layers Framelits.  I left the pieces in the smaller leaf but you could always remove them for a different look.
  • The water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Color your “E” Acrylic block with Daffodil Delight marker and spritz with water or drop a few drops of reinker on the block and color with an Aqua Painter then “stamp” the block on the water color paper.  Hold for a few seconds and lift.  I like to let the color dry naturally, but you can use your heat gun.
  • Once dry, stamp the sentiment at the top center with Archival Basic Black.
  • Add splatters of water with your Aqua Pen or a brush, sprinkle with Copper EP and heat.  When you use water with Embossing Powder it takes a little longer to melt…just sayin’
  • Add your leaves with multipurpose glue.
  • Add this layer over the Real Red layer with multipurpose glue and weight the paper with something heavy to hold it in place.  Water color paper warps so you need a good strong adhesive.
  • Add linen thread bow to stems.  YouTube Video on bow here.

Today is my first Skype rehearsal for OnStage presentation.  I’m a little nervous…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

 

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

Life With Friends…

Having friends is a life journey.  You celebrate with them during happy times and hold them up when life is difficult.  Today I’m holding up a friend who lost her dad over the weekend.

I’ve included a book marker inside a sympathy card to remind her that her friends are thinking of her …

and the book marker…

And a peek inside.

Sympathy cards are never easy to make…but you need them when you need them.  I never seem to have them on hand.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Count My Blessings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scallop Top Punch, Linen Thread, Ribbon, “H” Block, “I” Block

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer 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″.  Using Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie markers, color one side of the “I” Acrylic Block.  Spritz block and “stamp” in center of layer.  Hold for a few seconds to let ink absorb into cardstock.
  • Add sentiment and line art flower in Archival Basic Black.
  • Inside the Flirty Flamingo layer is 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Using the “H” Acrylic Block color the same as before, spritz with water and stamp toward the bottom of layer.
  • Add flower stamp in Archival Basic Black.
  • I decided to use water color paper for the book mark.  Cut a piece 2″ x 4″.  Punch one end with Scallop Topped Punch.  Using “H” Block paint with markers and spritz with water before stamping on water color paper.  Hold for a few seconds to give the ink time to be absorbed by the water color paper.  Add sentiment and flower in Archival Basic Black.  I used seam binding ribbon in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral tied with Linen Thread.

We had Monday Morning Stamping Class here in the studio today and it was a doosie!  I think everyone was happy with their creations…

Thanks so much for stopping in today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Change is always good…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Orchid Opulence…

Here is the orchid card I promised earlier this week when the orchid plant was posted (here).

This flower is incredibly easy to make.  The key or secret to the beautiful natural coloring is water color paper…

Should we water them?

Seriously the water color paper does all the work for you.

Showing the three layers…leaves, flower and flower centers.

and a peek inside.

So are you game to give this a try?  Do you have this bundle (yes! there are framelits to cut these posies out!) and haven’t used it yet?  Let’s make some flowers…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist and Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Stamps:  Climbing Orchids
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Orchid Builder Framelits, Aqua Painter or Medium Round Brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″ and burnish with Bone Folder.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Stamp on water color paper the leaf, the line art large flower and the flower center in Lemon Lime Twist.  With a damp (not loaded with water) brush go over each image with a light hand to spread the color.  While the flower is still damp add some Crushed Curry by just touching the center of the flower.  If you flower is not wet enough for the color to “bloom”, add water around the edges of the Crushed Curry to encourage movement.  Now introduce the Sweet Sugar Plum to the center and let that color “bloom” too.  Let dry naturally.
  • Moisten each leaf the same way to move the line art color and dampen the leaf.  Introduce some Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and let them “bloom” and dry naturally.
  • Moisten the flower centers and introduce Sweet Sugar Plum.  Let dry.
  • Once all the pieces are dry, over stamp flower with line art stamp again inked with Lemon Lime Twist and also the leaves.
  • Cut out all pieces with coordinating framelit.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black toward bottom of card.
  • Add stems to card front and attach flowers with dimensionals.  Add centers with dimensionals and leaves with glue dots behind flowers.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The small flower was made exactly like the larger ones and attached with glue dots.

I have been researching orchids on Pinterest to see all the different color combinations this flower can produce.  Some really interesting color combinations!  But we all know we can make our flowers whatever color that suits us…so I hope you will give this a try.  I think you will be amazed.

It’s Friday!  How does that happen so quick?  Are you planning something special on this beautiful fall weekend?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Mine have flown the coop today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Blends Pens Acorns…

The new Blends Pens offered by Stampin’ Up! were the perfect medium to highlight the gorgeous Count My Blessings stamp set and I couldn’t wait to give them a try…

Be still my heart…

Glamour Close Up…

Love that Gingham Smoky Slate Ribbon.

And a peek inside.

This card I think would work for an Autumn greeting card, fall birthday or sympathy card.  A good one to have in my stash!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Basic Grey Cardstock
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stamps:  Count My Blessings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Duo Packs, .005 Black Micron Pen, Gingham Smoky Slate Ribbon, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Smoky Slate base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″ and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Basic Grey layer 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″.  Stamp acorns in top right corner with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the sentiment center left.  Let the ink dry.
  • I worked on one element at a time.  For the leaves I used the light Daffodil Delight first covering the image.  Then the darker Daffodil Delight around the edges.  Back over the entire leaf with the light, then added a touch of the Old Olive to the center lines.  For the acorns I used the light Daffodil on everything, dark Daffodil around edges and back over everything with the light shade to blend the edges.  At the acorn tops I started with the light Crumb Cake and added the dark around the edges then back over everything with the light.
  • I drew a light pencil line for the doodle border and just wiggled my way around twice.
  • Add to card front with SNAIL
  • Inside there is a 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ piece of Basic Grey layer attached with SNAIL and a layer of Thick Whisper White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • Stamp the acorn image again in the top right corner and repeat Blend Pens coloring.

It’s exciting to have our alcohol coloring pens back again.  They are awesome to color and play with!

I can’t believe it’s almost Friday again.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

exactly.

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B