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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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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

Winter’s Night…

Continuing to work with the Waterfront stamp set, today’s post is a cold winter’s night scene.

Like yesterdays reflection post, this card would be perfect for all occasions including Christmas, masculine birthday, sympathy and thinking of you…

This card was stamped on Night of Navy, but I also made one on Dapper Denim.

A glamour close up…

That moon is just peeking over the tree tops.

There is no masking to create this scene and you will be surprised how quickly this card comes together.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Waterfront
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Silver Baker’s Twine, Opaque White Watercolor or White Craft Ink Refill

Digits

  • The Night of Navy base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, bold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Night of Navy layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Paint the moon/sun stamp with White Opaque Watercolor or White Craft Ink thinned with water and stamp in position.  Let dry or heat dry.
  • Stamp trees in Archival Basic Black one full strength and several times going upwards without reinking across the middle 1/3 of the card front.  Try to get some tree tops over part of the moon.
  • Using a small paint brush or Aqua Painter add your “snow” to the ground stamp at the tree bases.  You can add additional snow where you feel it needs it.
  • I used an Aqua Painter loaded with the opaque white watercolor and the lid to splatter the whole card front.  Let dry.
  • Add Silver Baker’s Twine to bottom of card front.  Add to card base using multipurpose glue and weight til dry.

How easy and how beautiful is that?  I’ll have more samples with this little set in coming weeks.  I think I’m in love with this set!

Three days and counting…we are leaving at 4 a.m. Friday morning to spend Christmas with our son’s family which includes “the littles”!  Am I ready?  Nooooooooo.  But I will be!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

nothing worse than a twisted tutu!

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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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!

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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!

 

 

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OnStage SLC Swaps…

The tradition of swapping handmade cards at a Stampin’ Up! convention is a treasured ritual of those attending.  You can make as many or few as you want, but you don’t want to miss joining in on the fun.

This year I have 100 swaps to share (remember, I do not like to make multiples of anything!) and I will come home with 100 new ideas to share with my peeps.

Here is my swap for this 2017 OnStage Convention…

And my Wink of Stella is showing up…yay!

I doubt there will be another like it since I made the stamp using a die and fun foam.

Stamping and spritzing on watercolor paper is magic…just sayin’

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Fun Foam, MISTI or Stamp Positioner, Water Spritzer

Digits

The Thick Whisper White base is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to base with SNAIL

To make your own stamp, cut two layers of fun foam for each die and glue together with multipurpose glue.

Cut watercolor paper 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Load your stamp with ink and spritz with water before stamping.  Using your spritzer add water to your image on the paper to promote “blooming” of color.  Set aside to dry.  You can soak up large drips with a tissue.

Once dry add Tranquil Tide ink to stamp, spritz with water and stamp just to the side of the previous trees.  Add a small amount of water to encourage the colors to move and mingle.  Let dry.

Add Old Olive ink to your stamp.  Do not spritz.  Stamp over your first Lemon Lime Twist trees.  Add Wink of Stella to just this tree after the ink drys.

Stamp sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black.

Add ribbon/bow under sentiment and attach in back with SNAIL.

Glue watercolor paper to base with multipurpose glue and weight down the layers until dried.

I hope you will give this technique a try and let me know how you like it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I am so grateful to be where I am today…hope you are too!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

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Roomie Gifts…

Today is a travel day to Salt Lake City.  Since my son was flying to SLC today too, our flights will hook up in Atlanta.  One-on-one time with adult child…Yay!  It just never happens anymore.

Tomorrow I will be gifting these 2018 desk calendars to my roomies and some others…

They are the size of a normal vertical greeting card.

Of course I had to add the “Billie Bow”!

The “stand” helps to keep the calendar upright.

Do you need small gifts for the holidays or maybe a craft show booth?  These make sweet, useful gifts…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Coffee Cafe’
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, 2018 preprinted calendar, Gold Library Clips

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with Bone Folder
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • The small Early Espresso layer is 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ attached center bottom of card front with SNAIL.
  • I printed my own calendar, but have in the past ordered them preprinted $4 for 10 calendars here.  Attach to Early Espresso with SNAIL.  Add gold library clip at top .
  • The cup lid, heart and sleeve were stamped on Thick Whisper White and cut out with coordinating framelit die.
  • The cup was stamped on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso and cut out with coordinating framelit die.
  • Tombow glue lid to cup.  Tie a piece of Linen Thread around lid to add heart.  Make bow (see video here) and attach to lid with glue dots.
  • The “stand” is 4-1/4″ x 3″ of Thick Whisper White scored on long side at 1/2″, 1-1/2″ and 2-1/2″.  Mountain fold and attach with Tear Tape on the 1/2″ tab to the inside front and back of card.

How easy was that?  And it’s the gift that keeps on giving…All.  Year.  Long.

Hope you enjoyed this little calendar and you’ll come back each day to view the projects I have planned for this week.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

never.

Hope you are hanging with me this exciting week and keeping your fingers inky…be HaPpY!

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Blends Pens & Leather

This technique goes back at least a couple of decades if not more, but this time I’ve added coloring with the new Blends Pens!

Not really leather but a good facsimile…

You couldn’t do this technique with the photopolymer stamps.

Here you can see the impressed image somewhat better.

And this peek inside.

Next month is my biggest birthday month…my calendar is full!  Several of the birthdays are masculine so I made this card in an effort to plan ahead a bit.  Especially since I will be out of town in SLC, Utah for almost a week.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits…you may have a busy birthday month coming up and need masculine cards too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper’=
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Count My Blessings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight, 1″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tan Fun Foam

Digits

  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a bone folder.
  • The first Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The first DSP layer (woodgrain) is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The vertical Thick Very Vanilla layer is 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The striped DSP vertical layer is 2″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Punch a 1-1/4″ circle of the striped DSP and stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Very Vanilla CS then punch with 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Attach together with SNAIL and to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut a circle from the tan Fun Foam with the Stitched Circle Framelit.  The one I used is 2-7/8″ in diameter.  Heat the Fun Foam with Heat Gun until hot then press stamp into Fun Foam and hold.
  • With the side of the Early Espresso marker I colored the raw edge of the Fun Foam.  Then using the new Blends Pens I colored from the lightest color and shaded with the darker.  I used the Daffodil Delight over everything to bring a brightness to the colors.  Sponge top edges of foam with Soft Suede getting lighter toward the center.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the dark (woodgrain) DSP layer is 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Cut a 1″ x 3-3/8″ piece of striped DSP and a 3/4″ x 3-3/8″ piece of the dark (woodgrain) DSP.  Layer and attached with SNAIL.

Hope your weekend plans are for fun with family and friends.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

or leave it all behind?

Enjoy your weekend and remember, stay inky…be HaPpY!

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