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Painted Rose…

Yesterday this stamp set arrived at my door…

and I’ve done nothing but play with it since!  These stamps give a beautiful, detailed image.

So here is one of the cards…(there will be others!)

I couldn’t help myself, I had to try water coloring it first…

A glamour close up…

And a peek inside.

There really aren’t a lot of Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…it’s pretty simply actually…

Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Floral Statements
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water color paint, Small brush, Low Tack Tape, Adhesive Strips, Black Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • The water color layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Use low tack tape around the edges of the water color paper.  Stamp image in Archival Basic Black, sprinkle immediately with Black EP and heat.  Choose from your water colors a dark and light green and the color for the roses in a dark and light color.  Add a light covering of water to an area and then the lighter color.  Continue to finish all areas with this light color.  Go back and add a small amount of the darker shade.  Let the damp water color paper do most of the work for you.  Add the darker shades indicated by the stamp designer and you will be pleased with your results.  Let all that dry.
  • Dampen all the background with a light amount of water.  Choose your background color and add it lightly first.  You can always use a tissue to remove color or create a mottled look to your background.  Let dry completely.
  • Add artwork layer to Basic Black layer with Tear Tape.  Add to card front with Strip Adhesive.
  • Don’t forget to sign your artwork!
  • Inside the Basic Black layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Color smaller rose stem with markers, huff before stamping.

I really hope you will give this technique with this stamp set (or any stamp) a try.  You will be amazed with your results.  If you remember to lightly dampen and apply color lightly.  It will always dry lighter and you can always add more color.

Well, dang, if it isn’t Friday again!  Have an awesome weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ever.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY or make someone else HaPpY!

B

Birthday Background…

SU! has beautiful designer series paper, but sometimes it’s fun to create your own especially when a stamp set offers you the perfect stamp to make it with.  And that’s just what I’ve done today…

I love the background repeats not only the color but a smaller version of the focal point.

This close up shows details in the background and the main image.

A side view shows how the Adhesive Strips lift the water color and sentiment layers.

And a peek inside.

I’m loving working/playing with this stamp set.  The design is so intricate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Archival Basic Black plus White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layered Square Framelits, 5/8″ Crinkled Berry Burst Seam Binding, Adhesive Strips, Small Round Brush, Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Berry Burst base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Berry Burst layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use the Embossing Buddy all over the surface before stamping in Craft White Ink and sprinkling with White Embossing Powder and heating.  Attach to card front over Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The Berry Burst layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The water color layer is 3″ x 4″.  Color the stamp image with Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive markers.  I general cover the whole flower with the lighter Flirty Flamingo first and go back and add the Berry Burst here and there.  Same with the stem and leaves and the greens.  When you stamp on the water color paper, huff your image and hold it in place on the water color paper longer than normal to give the ink time to seep into the porus paper.  Go over the image with a small round brush and water to “move” the ink and fill in the spaces.  It’s always nice to leave a sparkle of white here and there.  Add the splatters with the Berry Burst marker using the top of the marker and flicking the brush end out over your work.
  • Attach the water color layer to the other two layers with Tear Tape.  Tie a piece of Berry Burst ribbon around the bottom of these three layers.  Add Adhesive strip to back of all three layers and place on card front centered.
  • Cut a scalloped square from Berry Burst.  Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White CS and cut with cooresponding stitched square framelit.  Attach  together with SNAIL.  Add single dimensional where the card covers the artwork and double dimensionals where it doesn’t and attach at lower left corner of card front.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″attached with SNAIL.   Stamp the leaf using Lemon Lime Twist with Old Olive twice without reinking.

How much fun was that?  I hope you will be inspired to give these techniques a try.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’ve been receiving lots of gifts lately…

Be inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Summer Day…

They say you never forget how to ride a bike…which is good as I have one and love to ride it.  Willis, my Yorkie, loves to ride in the basket but won’t walk on a lead…

Is he cute or what?  But you put a lead on him and he’ll sit down and refuse to move!

Finally my framelits arrived to the Bike Ride Stamp Set (which I won at OnStage Savannah)!  Here’s my first card using the whole bundle…

I made this bike Peek A Boo Peach so I could use this gorgeous Seam Binding…

A glamour close up…

A side angle to show texture and dimension…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Peek A Boo Peach, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Peek A Boo Peach, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride and Fabulous Flamingo (grass)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishment:  Peek A Boo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Build A Bike Framelits, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Palette Knife, 1/4″ Hole Punch and small round brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Peek A Boo Peach layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • The water color layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Mix a small amount of paste with a drop of Smoky Slate Reinker.  Place mask at bottom of water color paper and apply paste.  Let dry.  Add water to top half with round brush leaving some areas dry for clouds.  Drop Marina Mist Reinker with brush and let the water color paper do the work for you. Add more color if needed.  Let dry.  Add grass along “road” side in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add this layer to card front with Tear Tape.
  • Punch holes and add Crinkled Peek A Boo Seam Binding tying in a knot and trim.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White stamp all bike pieces in Peek A Boo Peach and Smoky Slate, the dog in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Marina Mist, the basket in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso and the flowers in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Peek A Boo Peach.  Cut out all pieces with coordinating Framelits.  Add wheels directly to card front with multipurpose glue.  Add all other pieces with dimensionals.  How cute is that?
  • Inside the Peek A Boo Peach layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Add “road” at bottom of layer repeating directions for card front.  Add grass stamp a couple of times without reinking.

As you can see there is no sentiment on this card…yet!  Just thought I’d leave the option open until I was ready to use this card.  Do you ever do that?

Well it’s is Friday again.  I swear they come around faster and faster.  But even though I’m retired Fridays are still special at our house.

Hope your weekend is all you want it to be.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and feeling.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Relax…

Ahhh…summertime.  We look forward to it all winter waiting for that day with warm temperatures, gentle breezes and time to just relax.  So let’s do that…

Here’s a great all occasion card for summer…

Can you feel the breeze, taste the cool drink and here Nora Jones singing Come Away With Me?  Yep, it can do all that!

A glamour close up to show that background (more on that later)…

A side angle showing lifted layers…

and a peek inside…

So now that you are all relaxed, let’s make this card together.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Emerald Envy, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons (sentiment), Fabulous Flamingo (grass & leaves), Background Bits (script in background) and Brushstrokes (background lines)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layering Squares Framelits, Seasonal Layers (chair), Clear Embossing Powder, 3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Emerald Envy layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″.  I used the cling wrap smoosh method to apply color to the water color paper.  Add ink straight from ink pad directly to cling wrap.  I used Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  Spritz with water and lay on top of your water color paper.  Smoosh the colors on the paper and together.  Remove wrap and let dry.  If you aren’t patient like me, use your heat gun.  Now you could use the paper as a background just like this.  But I say this technique and wanted to give it a try so I stamped the script from Background Bits and the stripes from Brushstrokes over the paper with VersaMark, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heated it.  Then I repeated the smoosh method again.  I know, I know…but seriously it’s pretty slick when you see it in person.  Now you know!  Add grass at bottom of this layer and leaves at top with Emerald Envy.
  • So however you decide to used your background, apply the water color paper to the Emerald Envy layer with Tear Tape.  Add a band of the Lemon Lime Ombre Ribbon at the bottom attached with SNAIL.  Add both layers to the card front with Tear Tape.  Water Color paper warps and needs extra sticky.
  • Make a bow with several loops from Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Cut chair from Thick Whisper White.  Apply to card front with the new Mini Dimensionals!  Or, cut the old ones.  Stamp sentiment in Bermuda Bay on Thick Whisper White CS and cut with Layered Squares Framelits.  Cut a scalloped square from Bermuda Bay the next size up.  Attach together with SNAIL and to the top right corner on the card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Emerald Envy layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp leaves three times in lower left corner without reinking.  Attach with SNAIL.
  • You could also stamp the leaves on the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

How fun is that?  This is the card I sent to Sara Sauve this week for helping me get my computer breathing again.  She wanted a beach themed card.  Hope she likes it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

So stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Happiness…

Great news to report…well, it is to me anyway!  Yesterday a blog reader came to my rescue when the post went up about computer glitches after a power outage.  You must know how exasperating it is to have a blank page on your computer…especially when you are a blogger.

Sara Sauve (love you girl!) read the post and within minutes of the post going “live” she was messaging me on steps that might help my computer take a deep breath and come back to life…AND IT WORKED!

Isn’t it amazing how this circle of stampers and demonstrators around the world (Sara lives in Idaho) support each other?  I told Sara that I believe in karma and she will be blessed.  And because she gave me her address, I’m sending a little thank you in the mail.

So with a skip in my step today I’m posting my first card with the new Coffee Café stamp set which was #1 on my Wish List.  I love coffee!

For coffee lovers this is a “must” set…

The Crumb Cake layer was cut and embossed at the same time…is that fun or what?

A side view to show layers setup on dimensionals.

And a peek inside…the coffee stain rings are from the stamp set Timeless Textures.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Emerald Envy Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Emerald Envy
  • Stamps:  Coffee Café and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Coffee Cups Framelits, Pretty Label Punch

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ .
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach this layer to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.  Wrap and secure Linen Thread at bottom 1/3 of layer with SNAIL.  Attach both layers to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White CS and punch with Pretty Label punch.  Punch out an Old Olive label and cut in half horizontally.  Add SNAIL to back of sentiment layer and attach each half of the Old Olive layers to back so that it shows top and bottom behind sentiment.  Attach to card front at lower right corner with dimensionals.
  • Let’s make that cute coffee cup!  On a piece of Whisper White stamp the lid and cup in Early Espresso, the “thanks” label in Emerald Envy.  Cut out with coordinating framelits.  Cut cup “sleeve” from Crumb Cake scrap and stir stick from Emerald Envy CS.
  • Add Crumb Cake layer to cup with SNAIL.  Add “thanks” in center of sleeve with dimensionals.
  • Add stir stick to back of cup lid with glue dot.  Add dimensionals to back of lid.
  • Stamp coffee stains behind area where bow is attached three times without reinking.
  • Add cup at an angle using SNAIL.
  • Add lid to top of cup.  How cute is that?  Love it!
  • Now if you want to make this Linen Thread bow, I have a video on my YouTube Channel.  You will find it here.

There will be lots of coffee related posts in my future…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and good karma will follow you…

Come get inky with me and you’ll be HaPpY!

 

B

Guy Note…

Probably most of us make a lot of cards (I know I do!), and it’s a pretty good bet that the majority of the cards we make are for our feminine friends and family.

Why is that?

  1. It would be easy to list several reasons quickly…
  2. Girl cards are cuter so more fun to make
  3. We can use flowers which most of us love
  4. And sweet, soft colors…etc.

And while all that may be true, guys like getting cards too.  Today’s card post is definitely for a male…

Now that’s cute in a guy sort of way…note the camo pen!

Here’s a close up…

In this side view you can see the frame and pen are raised with dimensionals.

And a peek inside…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla cardstock, water color paper and Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Background Bits, Gorgeous Grunge (splat) and Soft Sayings Stamp Kit (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Stitched Square Framelits, sponge,  water color pencils and small round brush

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add script and splats in Soft Suede stamped off first.  Add a piece of Burlap Ribbon around the top of this layer and then add layer to card front over DSP with multipurpose glue.  Weight this layer with acrylic blocks to set.
  • Using a couple of pieces of burlap, tie a knot around ribbon.
  • Cut a frame using DSP and Stitched Square Framelits.  I used Strip Adhesive to attach to card front framing the sentiment.
  • The pen was stamped in Archival Basic Black. Let dry.  Color with Gray, Black and Old Olive water color pens.  Use small round brush and some water to smooth colors.  Fussy cut pen and add to card front using Strip Adhesive on back leaving a space with no adhesive so that the pen will fit over the frame.
  • Inside the Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede.  Add splat stamp and script in Soft Suede that has been stamped off.  Cut a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and attach with SNAIL at bottom of layer.
  • The envelope isn’t pictured but I did add the script and splat stamps in Soft Suede to the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

So since this card sentiment says “just a note” this card would work for a birthday or thank you or just thinking of you.  Hope this helps you with ideas for the guys in your life.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

i’m smiling…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Girly Note…

Have you noticed the stamp set in the new Annual Catalog on page 181 called Crafting Forever?  I have had just the best time pulling that set out and focusing on making cards for all my crafty friends.

Over several days I hope to show you some of my ideas that may help to inspire you when using this stamp set.

Here’s a card that could come in handy for many different occasions and it’s “girlie” too!

Oh so simple and so cute too!

Glamour close up…

And a side view…

and a peek inside…

Can you think of how many times and situations this card would work?  Yep, this is a good one to have on hand.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Black and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Background Bits, Gorgeous Grunge (splats) and Soft Sayings Stamp Kit
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Square Framelits, Stitched Square Framelits, Linen Thread, 1/2″ Powder Pink Ribbon, water color pencils and small round brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black, the script background in Smoky Slate stamped off first and the splats in Powder Pink stamped off.
  • Cut a scalloped frame from Powder Pink CS and add to card front with SNAIL positioned to catch the sentiment inside frame.
  • Cut a piece of Powder Pink Ribbon and add to top portion of card front layer with SNAIL.  Add layer to card front with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Make a bow with Powder Pink ribbon tying center with Linen Thread.  Add over ribbon with glue dots.
  • Stamp pen on water color paper with Archival Basic Black ink.  Let dry.  Color with Melon Mambo and Old Olive water color pencils.  Smooth color with brush and a little water.  Fussy cut pen and add to card front with Strip Adhesive or dimensionals.
  • Inside the Powder Pink 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 script in Smoky Slate and splats in Powder Pink stamped off once.
  • The Powder Pink splats and script in Smoky Slate (stamped off) were also added to the envelope on the lower left corner area to coordinate with the card front.

Love this girlie note card.  Now do you think we can change this card up enough to make it a masculine card?  Stop by tomorrow and let me know what you think…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

priceless.

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B

Daisy Bouquet…

Can you think of anything better than taking someone a daisy bouquet that will never die?  Me either!

So today I’m posting just that…

How sweet is that?

I used this arrangement today at my New Catalog Open House and added Baby’s Breath to fill it in.  I should have taken another pic for you, but I’m so tired right now, I can’t move.

Suffice it to say as cute as it looks here the Baby’s Breath did add to the overall look.

This little pail (which I got at Ikea) is about 5″ across and it took 15 daisies to make it look this full.  I made three taller ones, five medium and seven short ones.

There are three different colored flowers:

  • White with Daffodil Delight sponging
  • Pink Powder cardstock with Fresh Fig sponging
  • Pink Powder cardstock with Berry Burst stamping and sponging.

All have Daffodil Delight cardstock 1/2″ circle punched and stamped with detailed center stamp.

I curled one petals under on one layer and left the top layer flat.  Hot glued together alternating petals.

There is a Styrofoam ball cut in half hot glued inside the pail to hold the arrangement.  The top of the ball was covered in hot glue and shredded paper added on top.

Florist wire was twisted in a circle and bent flat.  The flowers were hot glued to this flat area.

The pail was decorated with Berry Burst 3/8″ Ribbon and a half flower (all hot glued) and the label was made with the Pretty Label Punch and stamp set.

This whole thing took me about 30 minutes to put together.  I think I’m going to keep it for a while on my desk.  It just makes me happy to look at it.

Hope you are having a great day and plan to stop back by tomorrow.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

today is one.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

B

Kelly’s Stamping Friends…

What a great day!  Friends of Kelly Kent are hopping together today to help her celebrate her fifth Stampin’ Up! anniversary…

Our “theme” is HaPpY!  Now doesn’t that just make you smile?  When Kelly invited me to hop along, I was excited to gather with her stamping friends and celebrate with her!

I have no problem coming up with a “HaPpY” card…it happens almost daily around here.  So I pulled out the Delightful Daisy Suite because who can be unhappy looking at daisies, right?

A pocket full of daisies would make anyone HaPpY!

Glamour close up…

A side view to show dimension.

And a peek inside…you might notice the daisy on the envelope too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you’d like to give this HaPpY card a try…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive and Delightful Daisy Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Delightful Daisy and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight and Lovely Friends (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lovely Laurel Thinlits (sentiment), Daisy Punch, Dauber Sponge

Digits

  • The Old Olive base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Delightful Daffodil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Delightful Daisy DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Mark top center and lightly pencil in a 2″ line.  Cut along this line and fold even with sides.  Attach this layer along outside edges with SNAIL.
  • Stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black in five daisies.  Let ink dry.  Using Dauber sponge and Daffodil Delight, sponge color in center and out part of the petals.  Stamp centers with Old Olive and detailed flower center stamp.  Punch out with Daisy Punch.  Cut one daisy in half.
  • Add three daisies to inside front “pocket” with multipurpose glue and dimensionals.  Add one outside “pocket” with dimensional.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White scrap, then cut with framelit.  Cut a second Old Olive scrap with same framelit and cut this one in half horizontally.  Add SNAIL to each piece along cut lines, then position the pieces maybe 1/4″ apart and lay the stamped Whisper White piece of top.  Add to lower right corner of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer if 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL.  Add one of the daisy halves with multipurpose glue or SNAIL at the top of the Whisper White layer.
  • Add the last daisy half to the bottom left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

Hope this card spreads HaPpY-ness to all and especially for Kelly as she celebrates your Fifth!

And now to continue with all thoughts HaPpY, click the “next” button to go to the next blog which is Rochelle Blok.  It would make me so “HaPpY” if you would leave a comment so I know you were here! AND…if you would like to receive an email when I post, click the “subscribe” button.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

It is Memorial Day here in the US…and while many families gather to spend the day together, we all pause and grateful say “thank you” to those who served and sacrificed for our freedoms.

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

  1. Kelly Kenthttp://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017…
  2. Billie Moan – http://ramblingrosestudio.com/kellys-stamping-friends-2/
  3. Rochelle Blokhttp://rochelleblok.blogspot.com/20…
  4. Kayla Renee MacAulayhttp://www.stampinwithkayla.com/201…
  5. Jacqui Crouchhttp://crouchingdoggraphics.com.au/…
  6. Tina Gillespie http://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com/…
  7. Kathryn Ruddick http://www.katlodesigns.com/stampin…
  8. Valerie Moodyhttp://www.stampingwithval.com/2017…
  9. Jo Weedonhttp://joweedon.blogspot.com.au/201…
  10. Danielle Bennenk http://wp.me/p7kGAo-Dc
  11. Nikki Spencer http://nikkispencer-mysandbox.blogspot.com/…
  12. Sylvia Verhulst-Batenburg http://mijnfreubelhoekie.nl/2017/05…
  13. Richelle Fletcherhttps://stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/…
  14. Chloe Evanshttp://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com/…
  15. Rachael Lewsleyhttp://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/ke…
  16. Lou Kitzelmanhttp://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/…
  17. Courtenay Heustonhttp://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/…
  18. Denita Wright-Smeehttp://denitawright.blogspot.com.au/…
  19. Christine Blain: http://christineblain.blogspot.com/…
  20. Martha Groeger: https://www.cookiescraftco.de/2017/…
  21. Patrice Easton: http://springblossommusings.blogspot.com/…
  22. Sandra Collett: http://sanzstamps.blogspot.com/2017…
  23. Cheryl O’Breehttp://nyobre.blogspot.com.au/2017/…

 

 

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not…

Yes remembering my childhood and teaching my children and now g’children how to pull the petals of a daisy saying, “Loves me, loves me not”.  Such sweet memories…

So you will understand why today’s post is so close to my heart.

Oh, be still my heart!  How sweet is she?

All coloring was done with water color pencils and a damp round brush.

And a side view showing her shadow which was “painted” in with black water color pencil and the dimension.

and a peek inside!

In reality this is a really simple card, but it does use three different framelit sets and the Daisy Punch.  I still love it anyway!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, Soft Sayings Kit (sentiment…I couldn’t help it the sentiment was perfect!) and Daisy Delight
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Circle Punch, Daisy Punch, Scalloped Ovals Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Adhesive Strips and Water Color Pencils plus small round brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″.  Cut with scalloped oval framelit leaving a little more room at bottom for sentiment.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black then attach to card from positioned centered side to side and closer to the bottom to make room for daisy at top.
  • Stamp girl with Archival Basic Black on water color paper, let dry.  Color with water color pencils.  I used Calypso Coral lightly for skin tone, Pacific Point for dress and Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight for hair.  Cut out with framelit.  Isn’t it so cool this framlit can cut out this stamp of the girl backwards and the girl from the DSP from the front?  Clever designer!  Add to center of scalloped oval on card front with strip adhesive.  It stands up taller than dimensionals.
  • Cut branch from Old OLive with branch thinlit in Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Cut away one of the branches so you have a single branch.  Stamp two daisies on scrap Thick Whisper White in Archival Basic Black.  Let dry!  Using a dauber and Daffodil Delight ink pad, color centers.  Punch out both daisies.  Stamp the detailed flower center stamp on Daffodil Delight scrap with Daffodil Delight ink and punch out with 1/2″ Circle Punch and add to daisy center.  Cut one daisy in half.  Be sure there are no petals above half way of center.  Glue (SNAIL or multipurpose glue) three petals from those you cut away to back of first layer so they fill in the blank spaces.
  • With glue dots or multipurpose glue add stem to hands and back of daisy.  Add daisy to top right corner of card front with two dimensionals.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add stem with multipurpose glue and one half daisy made the same as the card front daisy with a dimensional.  Stamp center like previous daisy and add to flower center.

Like I said in the beginning, this is a pretty simple card, but does use several pieces from different sets.

Tomorrow’s post is pretty special, so I hope you’ll stop by and participate!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And you can always be HaPpY with inky fingers!

 

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