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Party Pandas…

Ahhh..the day AFTER!  Whew…we actually made it.  

So today’s post even though I’ve made it a birthday card here, could also celebrate the new year and to me it is nongender specific…

You know I love these pandas…and I love they are FREE too!

Cartwheeling across the page…

And a peek inside…

I could use a pack of this designed card.  I’d have to take a day to just make that background over and over and then there’s all that fussy cutting.  Uh, no!  Like I’ve said many times, making multiples is not my forte…

But if you’d like to make this card, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus watercolor paper

Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist Market and Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist Reinkers

Stamps:  Panda Party

Tools ‘n Embellishments:   Self Adhesive Sequins, Glimmer Paper (retired) but you can color Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper any color with your markers to match your card, low tack tape for border, Aqua Painter, coarse salt

Digits

The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4”

The watercolor paper is 4” x 5-1/4”.  Place watercolor paper on a clip board with low tack tape creating a border.

Spritz or paint the watercolor surface with water.  Drop reinker on the paper by loading the Aqua Painter brush with reinker and just touching the really wet watercolor paper here and there.  Repeat with second color.

While still wet, sprinkle wet surface with coarse salt and let dry.

Stamp three pandas on Thick Whisper White CS in Archival Basic Black ink.  I cut the hat off the stamp and replaced it on the acrylic block when I needed it.  You can also just not ink the hat.  I drew the line back at the top of his head with a journal pen.  Fussy cut the pandas.

Stamp the balloon on Glimmer Paper (color with marker) and fussy cut.

Knock the salt off the dried watercolor paper.

Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.

Add pandas with dimensionals in three stages of cartwheel.

Stamp balloon (I have this cut away from the sitting panda so I can use it anywhere).

Add glimmer balloon over balloon stamp with dimensional.

Add self adhesive sequins,

Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4” x 4-1/4”.

Add fussy cut panda with multipurpose glue.

The envelope also had a stamped panda in the lower left corner and a hand doodled border.

What a wonderful, warm (we’re in Florida) Christmas we had…perfect!  I so hope your Christmas was too.

Here’s your “Bism” for today…

Seriously…

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

 

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Pyrex Pile Up…

Do you remember your mother or grandmother’s Pyrex or Corningware ovenware?  That’s what the bowls in the stamp set Fruit Basket reminded me of…

Now I know the Corningware was blue and white, but the Pyrex bowls were in happy colors so that’s what was used here.

A wonkie little border seemed perfect.

Here are the inks used.

and a peek inside…

Lots of memories using these bowls in another time, so this card could be called retro.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards and Lemon Lime Twist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie and Going Grey
  • Stamps:  Fruit Basket
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blender Pen, .005 Black Micron Pen, Post It Note or Masking Paper

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached to notecard with SNAIL.
  • The Top Thick Whisper White layer is 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″. Mark a light pencil line around the edge to create a 1/4″ border.
  • Stamp bottom bowl in Tempting Turquoise.  Overstamp bowl with same ink using outline bowl stamp. Make a mask by stamping on Post It Note or Masking Paper and fussy cutting.  Cover Turquoise bowl with mask and stamp Lemon Lime Twist bowl at angle.  Stamp in same ink color with outline bowl stamp.
  • Remove mask from Turquoise bowl and cover Lemon Lime Twist bowl then stamp Pumpkin Pie bowl.  Overstamp Pumpkin Pie bowl with same color and bowl outline stamp.
  • Remove mask.
  • Make a curvy line around border following light pencil line.  Add three circles at each corner.  Add three dots each side of border randomly.  Erase pencil line.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Stamp one bowl inside lower right corner.
  • Add stamped layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • You could add a bowl to the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

These bowls make me happy…lots of fun memories in the kitchen.

If you are reading this, it’s Friday afternoon and I am well on my way to Florida.  I will post again next week.  Plan to enjoy Christmas to the fullest with my family.  I hope you will be doing the same.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

by this time I’m sure it is!

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

B

Crumb Cake ‘n Snow…

Using white Craft Ink or Opaque White Watercolor on Crumb Cake is a favorite technique.  It just looks so nice!

So I’ve paired that thought and put the Waterfront stamp set to use again to make this winter scene…

Love that snowy look on Crumb Cake CS!

A glamour close up…

And, of course, a pretty bow!

Seriously this card could be used for Christmas but it works for a winter birthday or sympathy or thinking of you card too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist and Mossy Meadow
  • Stamps:  Waterfront
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Aqua Painter, diluted Craft White Ink or Opaque White Watercolor, 3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • The top Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp the moon and ground snow first with Opaque White Watercolor or diluted Craft White Ink.
  • Stamp trees using Mossy Meadow across front and continue behind first row of trees without reinking so the trees get lighter and lighter in the distance.  You can change to Lemon Lime Twist in the background too.  I did both on this card.  Be sure to get a partial tree over the moon.
  • Load up the brush of your Aqua Painter and using the lid, flip the brush so the white goes all over this layer.  The Craft Ink takes a while to dry so don’t smear your snow flakes!
  • Add the stamped layer to the Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL.
  • Add a strip of ribbon around the top of these two layers and fasten with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • I haven’t placed any sentiment here but probably will when I know where and to whom it’s going.
  • The envelope was stramped with fading trees to coordinate with the card front.

Hope all your holiday preparations are coming to an end and you will be able to relax and enjoy your friends and family.  If you are traveling like me…safe travels to and home!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’m all for twinkling toes!

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

B

Reflective Landscape…

You may have flipped right past this little stamp set on page 48 in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  This set was inspired by the Million Sales Achiever, Connie Heisey and it is a gem!

Using the new product, Brusho made this landscape appear as if it had been hand painted.

Yesterday on the Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page I demonstrated this landscape in a “live” video that is still available to see.

Only three of the Brusho color crystals were used for this landscape.

This would be an excellent sympathy card or masculine birthday card too.  Later this week there will be another landscape totally different from this one to show you why I think this little set is such a gem.  I’m planning my February “Inky Fingers” class around this set…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Waterfront
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Small Round Paint Brush, Brusho Color Crystals

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 5-1/2″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper is 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  The elements are added in layers then left to dry before adding layers over them.  So the sun was stamped with water and Yellow Color Crystals were dropped into the water.  Next was the mountain in the background added the same way using the Green Color Crystals.  Next would be the Prussian Blue mountain then the green ground (mix some yellow crystals with blue on an acrylic block with water to create this green).  Use the same mixed green for the trees.
  • Add some blue crystal to a block with water to dilute to a lighter blue and color in the sky and water areas.  Once dry add a watery sun by diluting the yellow on the stamp in the water.  Use paint brush to add reflection of sun.  Stamp trees on a piece of window sheet or plastic wrapper to stamp the reflection of the trees.  It should be much lighter than the original trees.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight down until dry.

If all this sounds too much, go to the Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page and take a look at the “live” video.  Sometimes just seeing something done makes it so much easier to visualize.

I am so close to having everything ready for Christmas…good thing since we are leaving Friday to celebrate with our son and his family which includes “the littles”.

Hope you are seeing light at the end of your tunnel too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Two puppies in the globe!  Do you think the “princess” got a new puppy?

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

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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!

 

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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!

 

B

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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