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Suite Celebration…

That is not a typo in the title of this post.  Still celebrating by using the Cake Soiree Suite of products.  There’s just so many possibilities here…

It all starts with that “smooshed” background…

A glamour close up.

This ribbon is super nice for bow making.

And a peek inside.

The sentiment “celebrate” was used and the inside left blank because I may want to use this card as a birthday, anniversary or wedding.  Another reason this set is so versatile.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Berry Burst and Silver Foil Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Old Olive and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Low Tack Tape, Spritzer, Blends Pens or Markers

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The Berry Burst 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 edges of watercolor paper to create a 1/4″ border.  Add Pool Party and Berry Burst ink to an “E” Acrylic Block with markers or ink pad and spritz with water.  Smoosh block onto watercolor paper and lift after giving the ink time to be absorbed.
  • Cut a piece of Berry Burst Metallic Trimmed Ribbon 5-1/2″ then add around bottom of watercolor paper at the 1-1/4″ mark attaching at back with SNAIL.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight the layers down while drying.
  • Cut the cake stand from Silver Foil Cardstock.
  • Make a bow with several loops tying in the center with Linen Thread.
  • Stamp cake on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black.  Color with markers or Blends Pens.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black and trim.  Tag one end.  Stamp flower outlines with Powder Pink and Berry Burst just off the paper.
  • Add cake stand to card front with multipurpose glue just outside the taped border with multipurpose glue.  Weight the piece to dry.
  • Add bow to stand base with glue dots.
  • Add cake to stand with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Berry Burst 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 larger flower and mask.  Stamp two smaller flowers and leaves before removing mask.  Add to Berry Burst layer with SNAIL.
  • The Flowers could also be added to the envelope front and colored to coordinate with the card.

This year I intend to be much more organized.  Did I hear sniggering?  Seriously!  I don’t want to be scrambling for a card when I need it.

It’s Friday!  Hope your weekend will be filled with everything you want to do and nothing you don’t.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

for me that would be watercoloring.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

 

B

Birthday Gift…

Been working on my birthday stash which is pretty depleted this time of year and designed this pretty feminine card with the gift all wrapped up and a pretty bow on top!

Pretty in pink…

Check out those embossed scattered sequins!

This ribbon is awesome!

And a peek inside the card shows these coordinating flowers that came from the Sweet Soiree Embellishments Kit.

A friend of mine has a birthday next week (Oh so close to Christmas) and she is the perfect person for this card.  Happiness in the mail!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree’ Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sweet Soiree Embellishments Kits, Berry Burst 3/8’ Metallic Ribbon, Cake Soiree Stamp Set Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Self Adhesive Sequins

Digits

  • On Scrap Thick Whisper White stamp gift package and Happy Birthday using Archival Basic Black.  Color flowers on package with Blends Pens or Markers.  Cut package bow from Powder Pink CS then attach to top of gift with glue dots.  Add silver velum sprigs  to back of gift with glue dots.  Trim sentiment and flag one end.
  • Loop ribbon twice leaving a long tail tying Linen Thread to hold loops.  Use tips of snips to pull loose a thread from ribbon tail and pull when you feel it looks best.  Cut thread.
  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Cut a 3″ circle from the center of this layer.  Position this layer over the card front and lightly mark circle in pencil.  Run this Powder Pink layer through Big Shot using the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp sentiment toward the top of the circle in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add looped ribbon with glue dots and Happy Birthday at an angle with glue dots.
  • Place three Self Adhesive sequins around circle.
  • Add gift at lower left corner of card front overlapping circle opening.
  • Inside there is a layer of Powder Pink CS 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attach over Powder Pink layer with SNAIL.
  • Add flower embellishment with multipurpose glue.

I can see that this stamp suite (I got everything!) will be used over and over again…

All my planning has gone out the window this week.  I just keep getting further and further behind.  How does this happen?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Don’t you just love the puppy in all her designs?

Come get inky with me and Be HaPpY!

B

Paris Birthday…

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be in Paris, France, for your birthday?  Outdoor cafes, the Eiffel Tower in the background…

Let’s get real.  How about a card that looks like Paris?  That I can do…

Doesn’t this remind you of an outdoor café maybe in Paris?

Can you see inside the window?

This card is a tri-fold so you can open the window and be inside the café.

How clever to create a framelit to just cut away the top portion of the table and chairs…seriously!

Paris is one place I have never been…maybe someday.  But if you’d like to take someone away on their birthday with this card, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Petal Passion Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Charming Café’
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens for coloring stamping, Linen Thread, Calypso Coral Seam Binding (retired), Café Builder Framelits Dies, “E” Acrylic Block

Digits

  • Cut two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ base cards.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″
  • Cover one card front with DSP cut 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ adhering with multipurpose glue.  Cut away just the center part of the floral oval from the card front center.  If you were to use both pieces you wouldn’t have a place to attach the flower piece to.
  • Stamp the floral oval on scrap Thick Whisper White and add color with Blends Pens or Markers if you’d rather.  Use both sides of the oval framelit and cut this out.  The floral pattern is the same at top and bottom so you can’t get it wrong when placing the framelit.  Add this frame to your card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie off center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card front below oval and centered with glue dots.
  • Now inside this card with the oval opening using an “E” Acrylic Block and Pool Party Ink Pad, ink up on side of block. Spritz with water and smoosh it on the inside panel of the card with the oval opening.
  • Working now with the second 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White piece scored at 4-1/4″.  This piece will open opposite the previous piece (from the left instead from the right).  Lay this card front inside the oval opening card and lightly mark with pencil the oval opening.
  • Using your pencil marks for placement, stamp the table and chairs.  Color with Blends Pens or Markers.  Use the very clever framelit that just cuts away the cardstock at the top of this image.
  • Stamp a couple of topiary trees on scrap Thick Whisper White, color and cut with framelit.  Add multipurpose glue to just the back of the flower pot then add to each side of chairs.
  • Add SNAIL to the inside of the table card and place it behind the back of the first card with the oval opening.
  • Add your sentiment inside the oval opening card so that it reads through the opening over the table and chairs.
  • We made it to Paris!
  • On the envelope I stamped and colored one topiary tree and covered the envelope flap with the same DSP used on the card front.

I’m in love with this card…

How are all your Christmas preparations coming?  Things are a little chaotic this week but should calm down for traveling next week to share Christmas with “the littles”.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

works for me.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

 

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Shut the Door!

The barn door that is…move over Chip and Joanna.  Stampin’ Up! has a new stamp set called Barn Door and it is so dang cute.

I just love this idea.  Couldn’t find any directions for this bundle, but remembered at Salt Lake City something about #6 washers from hardware store.  So those were bought and I just started working with the set with the catalog pictures to guide me.  Piece of cake!

That doors slides just like Chip had installed it.

Think Joanna would like my background wall?

and a peek inside.

So while I had to bumble my way through this first card, you don’t have to.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and Real Red
  • Stamps:  Barn Door
  • Tools ‘n Embellishments:  #6 Washers (4) from hardware store, Sliding Floor Framelits Dies,  Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Strip Adhesive

Digits

  • The Soft Sky base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The top Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Use “slider” framelit and cut openings leaving room at the top for the door hinges attached at top of sliding door.
  • Embossed with Brick Wall Embossing Folder.
  • Cut a 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Thick Whisper White.  Stamp sentiment(s) in Archival Basic Black.  It would be cute to add a photo on one side of this piece.  Attach centered on the Soft Sky layer.
  • Add Strip Adhesive around all edges and one across the center of the back of this top layer.  Set this aside for a minute.
  • Stamp door in Baked Brown Sugar on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Stamp wreath using markers to color the stamp in Early Espresso and Real Red.  Cut both pieces out with framelits.
  • Cut the door handle, the slider bar and door hinges with framelits from Basic Black Cardstock.
  • Now let’s build this barn door.  Add door handle and hinges to door with small amount of multipurpose glue.  Add wreath to door with dimensionals.
  • With a small amount of multipurpose glue add the black bar to the Soft Sky layer just over the opening.
  • Cut four dimensionals in half.  Add two halves to each corner on the back of the door.  Place the dimensionals so that the washers will not show outside the edges.  Now place the door over the Soft Sky layer with the dimensionals through the sliding opening.  Add the washers to the four corners over the dimensionals.
  • Remove protective paper from Strip Adhesive and place on card front.
  • Now that the door is in place you can see this really isn’t complicated at all.  The next one will be so much easier!
  • Inside the card there is a Thick Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ with the wreath stamped in the lower right corner.
  • The envelope was stamped with the wreath too!

This sample was out yesterday on display with the Barn Door Bundle and all my peeps loved it.  If you decide to get this set at least you have some directions to get started with.  Maybe another video?

We are now having some REALLY cold temps so maybe winter really is here.  How long til Spring?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

awww…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

Studio Christmas…

Today was the day I celebrated Christmas with my peeps.  Many of them have been stamping buds for years and we’ve all grown in our artist abilities over that time.  Some are newbies but we all pull them right in to celebrate the art of paper and all the delightful things made with it.

Here’s the group working hard on desk calendars in the studio before our “lunch” break (do sweet things count as lunch?  Wait!  We had Chicken Salad Sandwiches)…

And a couple of individual shots…

Ahhh…it’s those tiny details…

Everyone got the new catalog…

Lunch break…see there were even veggies!

Cute toppers on this one…

Patty Hickman made these note holders for everyone.

And Carol Mitchell created these festive hot pads for all.

We have all learned so much from each other over time freely sharing our talents with each other.  Barbara Philpott (who I met at a regional SU! function here in town five years ago) gave me this shadow box with snowflake lights…

It measures 8″ x 8″.  Gorgeous!

And these cards were found after everyone had left…

Naturally I couldn’t get the sparkle from the landscape “snow” to show…

Pretty stenciling in Emerald Envy paired with metallic silver…

Welcoming Christmas door with textured background.

It is true that if you teach a class, you learn so much because you have to grow and show new and interesting pieces each class.  I’ve been teaching classes for almost nine years so you’d think all has been learned by now.  Paper art is ever evolving and offers new products and techniques all the time.  You have to be willing to grown and change and just enjoy the ride!

Hope your Monday as been as bright and fun as mine has been…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

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Panda Rockettes…

What could be cuter than a line up of dancing pandas?  These little guys are ready to high kick just like the Rockettes…

How cute are they?  Once again the magic of masking is in force here.

And those background trees?  Where did they come from?

And a peek inside.

And the best thing about this set?  It’s FREE!

Yep, this set is in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog that goes “live” January 3rd.  Not to be missed!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one (I will be “live” on the Rambling Rose Studio facebook page Sunday afternoon demonstrating this week’s two panda cards.  Be sure to “like” the page so you will be notified):

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Party Pandas and Season of Whimsy (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Masking Paper or Post It Note, Smoky Slate Market, Card Front Builder Framelits, Fun Foam

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Cut two masking pandas from Masking Paper or Post It Note.  Stamp first panda in Archival Basic Black in center of layer.  Mask this panda then stamp the second panda to the right or left of the center panda and mask this one too.
  • Make your own tree stamp from the tree framelit in Card Front Builder Framelit Dies by cutting two of each tree from Fun Foam.  Glue the layers together with multipurpose glue.  Add a dab of multipurpose glue to one side of the fun foam to make it tacky so it will stick to Acrylic Block.

  • How fun is that?  Now ink the trees in Lemon Lime Twist then add Tranquil Tide to one side of the trees.  Spritz with a little water and stamp over the two masked pandas.
  • Remove the mask that isn’t in the center and cover the third panda.  Repeat the above instructions to add trees behind all the pandas.
  • Remove all masks.  Save them with your stamp set to reuse.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top right.
  • Add shadows under each panda with Smoky Slate Market.
  • Inside there is a layer of Lemon Lime Twist 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ on top.  Stamped with two of the trees from the card front inked and spritzed in the same way.
  • These trees could also be added to the envelope to coordinate!

Hope to see you Sunday Afternoon…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

thank goodness!

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

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Brusho Peace…

The recipe of water, Brusho Colour Crystals and watercolor paper is magic!  You can work like a free spirit with wild abandon or much more structured with a brush…either way the results are really magically…

Today’s post is a little more structured with a maintained border…

Does this look magical to you?  To me it suggests movement and atmosphere…

Lots of snow.

The watercolor panel was add to the card front with Strip Adhesive.

The Sheltering Tree was stamped just outside the border once the background was dry.

Here’s my suggestion if you are planning to invest in the Brusho Colour Crystals.  Commit to using several watercolor panels to experiment with.  Create panels with and without borders to see which way you like them best…no right or wrong here.  Try lying down the crystals on the panel and spritzing with water and reversing that procedure.  Which way do you get the best results?

Now I know the colours come with instructions not to open the bottles.  Really!  Seriously?  Whatever, I opened all the bottles and did not punch a hole in the top.

I’ll confess to being a control freak…no lie!  So I use a small dry brush (it’s really just an old brush) like a small shovel and scoop crystals onto the brush and tap the brush handle with my index finger to add colour exactly where I want it.  Call me a rebel.  Don’t be afraid to give it a try.

Would I do a class in my studio with this product…uh, no!  But I do plan on making several videos.  Generally my “live” videos are on Sunday afternoons through my Rambling Rose Studio facebook page.  Be sure to “like” the page so you will be notified when videos are being shown.

Alright.  Are you ready for some Stuff ‘N Digits on this card?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, White Paint Pen and Opaque White Watercolor, Low Tack Artists Tape. Smoky Slate Marker

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The watercolor paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With low tack tape, tape watercolor paper to a clip board.  Burnish borders to keep watercolor from seeping under the tape.
  • Spritz the watercolor paper and be sure the entire surface is good and wet but not running off the paper.  You can smooth over the surface with an Aqua Painter if you want.
  • Here I used Yellow, Gamboge and Prussian Blue.  Where you see green is where the yellows mixed with the blue.  The Prussian Blue is intense so start lightly with the crystals.  Give the colours time to blend and encourage more blending with your water spritzer at this point.  You can touch the edges to soak up extra water that collect at the edges.
  • Let dry completely.
  • Stamp sentiment in VersaMark at right bottom corner,  sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat set.
  • Stamp Sheltering Tree stamp at left bottom corner just outside the border at bottom and left side in Early Espresso.
  • With a White Paint Pen add “snow” to the right side of tree and tops of branches.  Add dots with paint pen for snow.  If you want more snow in a variety of sizes, use an old brush and dip into a white opaque water color and splatter more snow.
  • Isn’t it magical?
  • Add this panel once dry to the card front using Strip Adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it will inspire you to give this new product a try.  Enjoy playing with it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

will do!

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

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Brusho!

So everyone knows now that Stampin’ Up! has added a dry color pigment to our product line.  I couldn’t be happier…Happy dance!

Page 26 of the Occasions Catalog shows using Brusho to create backgrounds…and they do that beautifully.  But today’s post shows another way to use this new product.

The Sheltering Tree stamp creates the focal point for this landscape on watercolor paper.

This close up shot shows the Clear Wink of Stella added after the colors were dry.

The colors seem to explode on the wet watercolor paper.

This medium is going to be hot.  It is so much fun to play with and the results are amazing.  Now I know the catalog shows punching holes in the container lid, but you have much more control of where the color lands if you use a small dry brush kind of like a shovel, scoop up some crystals and tap your index finger lightly on the brush handle directly over the area you want the color to be.

Probably going to do another “live” video on my facebook page to demonstrate…

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  This Whisper White and Dapper Denim Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso and Archival Basic Black plus Smoky Slate Marker
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Brusho Crystal Colour Yellow, Gamboge, Prussian Blue, Moss Green, Clear Wink of Stella, Small dry brush, palette knife, Aqua Painter, Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The watercolor paper is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.
  • Stamp Sheltering Tree slightly off center.
  • With Aqua Painter filled with water wet the area where you want the leaves on the tree.  Using small dry brush and Yellow Crystals scoop colour onto brush and tap the brush handle lightly with your index finger.  Reload brush and continue adding the amount of yellow you want.  The shake the yellow crystal back into contain and close.  Repeat with the Gamboge crystals over the same area.  You can also spritz to move the colors once on the paper.  Let tree dry.  Add Clear Wink of Stella on the tree leaves.
  • Wet the sky area and repeat the dry brush technique to add Prussian Blue to sky.  This color is intense and doesn’t take as many crystals.  If you want, you can remove some color with a wadded tissue to create clouds.
  • Wet the area at the bottom leaving a dry area between ground and tree leaves.  Add Moss Green crystals.  While this is still wet, use your palette knife or the edge of a credit card and pull lines up from the wet color to create more texture that resembles grass.
  • Once the ground color is dry, use your Smoky Slate marker to add a tree trunk shadow.
  • This layer was added to the card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • The Thinking of You sentiment was stamped in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Whisper White, trimmed and added with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Dapper Denim 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a layer of Whisper White over it 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

Hopefully I’ll be able to get a video done with this product soon.  There will be another Brusho post this week.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

good to know…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Sweet Soiree…

 

This suite of products has every possible embellishment, and on this card I used several…did I over do it?  There’s no “over doing” when it comes to embellishments!  The more the merrier…

Oh shoot!  I forgot the sequins…(kidding)

There are several layers in this background…maybe a Sunday afternoon video?

Gold is back in the fashion world and in stamping too!

And a peek inside.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party and Gold Foil Cardstock plus Vellum and Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Tranquil Tide plus VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks, sponge dauber

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with multipurpose glue.
  • The watercolor layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  With Tranquil Tide and Pool Party Ink Pad, cover the surface of a “F” Acrylic Block.  Spritz with water and “stamp” the watercolor paper.  Leave in place a few seconds to give the paper time to absorb the color.  Lift straight up.  Gorgeous! Right?
  • Using the rose stencil from the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks and a sponge dauber with Tranquil Tide ink add three roses to the lower right corner.  Make the middle rose full size and tuck the other two behind the corner rose.
  • Add splats of VersaMark Ink (I used the “splat” stamp from Gorgeous Grunge set), sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Add rose leaves with VersaMark ink, sprinkle and heat.
  • Isn’t that a beautiful three-layer background?
  • Cut several leaves in Pool Party, Vellum, and Gold Foil.  Cut two Gold Foil and one Pool Party rose.  If you add the Self-Adhesive paper to the back of what you are cutting out, all these pieces can be peeled and laid down in a snap.
  • Cut tag from Thick Whisper White CS.  Add roses in Tranquil Tide and sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add a small piece of Gold Foil behind the bottom portion of the tag.  Tie several loops of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon with Linen Thread and add to top of tag with glue dots.  Add tag to card front with dimensionals at top left corner.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The Gold Foil is 1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with multipurpose glue.  The two roses were added by using Self Adhesive paper on back of cardstock before cutting out the images.
  • As you can see in the first photo, the envelope was stamped with the flower from the Lots of Happy Card Kit and colored with Blend Pens.  Just a little something to start the party on the envelope!

There is a lot going on with this card and I believe it works because it is basically monochromatic.  If there were several strong colors used, it just wouldn’t work a well.  I hope to do a Sunday afternoon “live” video on this background…maybe this week.  You can always check my facebook page, Rambling Rose Studio, for helpful short videos.

Winter has decided to arrive this evening…our warm weather has disappeared with lots of rain….

Are you planning to reserve a Stamping Up! Stamparatus today at 2 p.m. MT?  I will be in line as I was unsuccessful last time.  You can shop from here by clicking on the “Shop Now” button.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

especially the last part…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

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A Panda Hello…

It won’t be long before Sale-A-Bration begins…January 3rd!  And this sweet little stamp set in today’s post can be yours FREE!

The day this set was presented in Salt Lake City two card ideas immediately popped into my mind and both will be spotlighted here this week.  Here’s today’s spotlight…

Did I hear a collective awwww?  Isn’t he the cutest?

The stamp actually has a balloon attached to his paw, but I cut that off.  Yikes you say?  You can always replace it on an Acrylic Block.

Did you notice the envelope in the first pic?

And the second thing that this set brought to mind at first sight is Lyla, my g’daughter.  She loves animals and stuffed animals and these pandas are right up her alley.

So today’s card will be flying to her house tomorrow because she loves getting snail mail.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Lemon Lime Twist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Panda Party
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Card Front Builder Framelits (to make fun foam stamp for trees), .005 Black Micron Pen, fun foam

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to notecard with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White CS layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″.  Cut away the balloon and string from the stamp.  If you can’t bring yourself to do that (it’s a tool!) then try coloring the stamp with the Black Marker.  Placement is in lower left corner.  Cut a mask of the panda and cover stamped image.
  • Use the tree framelits from Card Front Builder Framelits and cut two fun foam trees for each then glue together with multipurpose glue.  If you add a tad of glue to the side that will attach to acrylic block, they will stick just fine.  Ink with Lemon Lime Twist and “edge” ink with Tranquil Tide.  Spritz a couple of times with water and stamp with mask in place.  Let dry and remove mask.  Magic!!!

  • The “hello” sentiment came from a Paper Pumpkin stamped in Archival Basic Black.
  • Draw a border lightly in pencil then doodle two overlapping squiggly lines around border skipping where stamping gets in your path.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • You can see in the photo the stamping was repeated on the envelope…I just know Lyla will love this!

Later this week there will be a line of dancing pandas that will warm your heart.

Hope you enjoyed this sweet card.

Yesterday I did a “live” video demonstration on my facebook page Rambling Rose Studio if you missed it, it’s still there.

Hope your Monday is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I especially like #1 and #7…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

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