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Fall Colors…

Once again today I’m using the stamp set from October’s Paper Pumpkin kit, but in an entirely different way than yesterday…

Colors of all…

Up close you can see the gold embossing on the leaf and silver embossing around the edges.

The dry embossed Layered Leaves was the perfect background.

And here the leaf stamp was inked in Daffodil Delight, then Pumpkin Pie around the edges and “thumped” with Pool Party.  This technique was also used on the envelope.

I do hope you got this stamp set, but if not, you may have an earlier leaf stamp set that you could substitute.  I needed a mail birthday card with a fall theme.  This set was perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Cardstock
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  September Paper Pumpkin
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold and Silver Embossing Powde, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Thick Very Vanilla 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″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the Layered Leaves EF run through Big Shot.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • The smaller of the Early Espresso layers is 3-3/8″ square.
  • The smaller of the Thick Very Vanilla layers is 3-1/4″ square.  Using VersaMark stamp leaf. Use Embossing Buddy to wipe surface.  Add Gold EP and heat.  Color leaf background in Daffodil Delight marker.  Color some of the area with Pumpkin Pie market right over the Daffodil Delight.  Color other areas with Pool Party marker right over the Daffodil Delight.
  • Add VersaMark to edges of this layer by scraping the edges across the ink pad.  Add Silver EP and heat.
  • Attach the leaf layer to the Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • Add the leaf layer to card front using dimensionals..
  • The sentiment layer is Thick Very Vanilla CS and measures 5/8″ x 2-1/4″.  The Early Espresso layer is 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso, tag the end of this layer and add the Very Vanilla layer to the Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 5″ x 3-3/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″.  Ink leaf stamp in all Daffodil Delight.  Add Pumpkin Pie ink straight from ink pad around edges.  Then “thump” Pool Party with marker.  Huff and stamp lower right corner inside.
  • Use this same stamping technique to stamp in the lower left corner of the Very Vanilla Envelope.

This card turned out perfectly for my male fall birthday.  Hope this might help you out too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

must be cute!

And HaPpY!   Stay inky my friend…

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Oh! Paper Pumpkin…

Surely everyone has their Paper Pumpkins by now and I’m not spoiling the surprise for anyone…I love a surprise in the mail!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin is Awesome!!!  Loved all the stamps and goodies.  Directions were great…but I had something else in mind.

See my whole family will be here for Thanksgiving…EEEKKK!  So excited.  So I decided to make place cards for my table first….

And this is what they look like.  Six of the boxes were trimmed to make twelve placecards.  Love them!  Just trim off the two ends of each box.  Trim the sides so you have two pieces.  Score in the center, fold and decorate….so easy and pretty!

Look at all those placecards ready to go.  Now there are a couple of things you might notice in this photo.  First there is a clothes pin missing…more on that.  And there’s one blank card.  You see my oldest g’son has announced he is bringing a “friend” and knowing him, I thought it might be wise to wait to inscribe the name…

And the missing clothes pin?

Let me tell you, if you twist that little buggar there is no tomorrow!  I have great respect for whoever is sitting on a production line making these.  No tongue in the right place is going to help you.  I finally broke out laughing thinking of Lucy and Ethel on the candy production line!

Even after finishing the placecards I still had product left to make this…

Six gift cards and two gift boxes…I had to stamp the large leaf on two of the envelopes and fussy cut for my place cards or there would have been eight gift cards.

Here’s a glamour close up of the cards…

All in all this month’s Paper Pumpkin is a Winner!

Did you see the announcement about the October and November Paper Pumpkins?

Hope you are having a Marvelous Monday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

If your fingers are inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

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Heartfelt Thanks…

The result from last week’s birthday surprises is a stack of thank you cards….fun to make and written with lots of gratitude and love.

I hadn’t planned on making two colors, but a phone call distracted me and the embossing paste dried.  So I made a new batch and started over.

I love the way some of the Calypso Coral hung out on my handmade stencil and transferred with the green.

I thought the contrasting colors would really pop…and they do!

Have you tried the Embossing Paste yet?  It is simple to use and easy to clean up with a little beforehand prep.  If you are using a reuseable stencil, have a small tray of water handy to drop it in.  You can also drop the Palette Knife in there too when you’re finished.

So let’s do this…

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  I used SU! 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards, plus Old Olive and Pool Party Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Embossing Paste, Palette Knife, Stencil, Seasonal Layers Framelits.   If you want to use the framelit to make your own stencil you’ll need the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and watercolor paper.  Thick Whisper White CS might work.

Digits

  • The Old Olive layer is 2-7/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL to Whisper White notecard.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 2-3/8″ x 4-1/4″.  With your water tray ready, mix a small amount of Embossing Paste with your choice of reinker.  Secure stencil in place over this layer.  Apply paste over stencil like icing a cake using the palette knife.  Scrape away any extra paste.  Drop stencil and palette knife in water tray.
  • Remove stencil and let dry.  This happens quickly.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White stamp flower in Pool Party and over stamp with line art in Tempting Turquoise or whatever color choices you have made.  Cut out with coordinating framelit.
  • Cut one stem from Seasonal Layers and one set of leaves from Eclectic Layers in Old Olive.  Add to card front with dots of multipurpose glue and weight it down with a block to dry.  You will need to trim “stem” to fit your card and flower.
  • Add flower with dimensionals.  Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White in Tempting Turquoise and trim to 1/2″ x 1-1/2″.  Tag one end.  Add a Pool Party layer 5/8″ x 1-5/8″.  Tag one end.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Then add your own sweet personal thank you…

How your Friday is going super!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Yay!  Let it go…

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

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Hello Sunshine…

Today I’m going to keep it real and tell you this post today was a major fail in my book.  I often hear from those who attend my classes that they wouldn’t want to make me a card because mine are always so perfect…NOT!

A video popped up on facebook last week I think using shaving cream…I’m still looking for it and will post it when I find it (here it is!) and I couldn’t resist giving it a try.  She had used black reinker with her shaving cream and it was gorgeous; but I wanted to have a blue background to contrast with the sunflower.  There’s no telling how many I made and threw away.

But with persistence (the word stubborn might fit better here) I came up with this card.  I doubt it looks anything like the one on facebook…

Makes an interesting background for the focal point.

 

A glamour close up…

And a peek inside…

Lots of room for a message.

The more I look at this card the more I like it.  BUT when I do it again I’ll not use as much reinker maybe and use more VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder.  You’ll be seeing this technique again.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive and Crushed Curry Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Beautiful Bouquet (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Oval Punch, Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies, Linen Thread Clear Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Crushed Curry base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • Use artist or painter’s tape to create a 1/4″ border on all sides.
  • Stamp sunflowers in layers of Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  When stamping the last layer add VersaMark to your stamp then load with ink color.  The centers are Early Espresso.  Don’t forget to load VeraMark ink first then stamp.  Cover with Clear EP and heat.
  • Mix reinker of your choice (I used Pacific Point here) with shaving cream.  It doesn’t take much shaving cream, maybe a couple of tablespoons.  Using a credit card or something similar, load up the shaving cream and scrap across card front until you have the background covered.
  • Remove tape and add to card front with multipurpose glue or SNAIL.
  • Cut stem and leaf from Seasonal Layers Framelits and Old Olive.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue, trimming away parts you don’t need.  I purposely left the pieces inside the leaf.
  • Stamp flower on scrap Thick Whisper White as before and fussy cut.  Add Versamark and Clear EP and heat.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Early Espress on scrap of Thick Whisper White and punch with Oval Punch.  I scraped the edges across the ink pad.  Punch hole and tie Linen Thread bow.  Attach with dimensional.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp flower in lower right corner and attached with SNAIL.
  • You can see I also added a flower to the envelope.

Hope you are having an awesome Thursday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

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Sunflowers ‘N Coffee…

Two of my favorite things…Sunflowers and coffee.

In yesterday’s class here at Rambling Rose Studio we made the perfect card…for me anyway!

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper combines with the Coffee Café Stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to create this card.

A glamour close up shot…

And wait til you see inside!

Ooooh!  I do love these sunflowers.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Coffee Café and Merry Cafe
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Very Vanilla 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″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The smaller Early Espresso layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached to card front at an angle with SNAIL.
  • The Sunflower layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to Early Espresso with SNAIL.
  • Stamp the cup on DSP in Early Espresso.  Stamp the cup lid, the sleeve and the heart on Thick Very Vanilla with Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie.
  • Cut out all these pieces (except the heart, it’s fussy cut) with Coffee Cups Framelits.
  • Glue with multipurpose glue the lid to the cup and the cup sleeve.
  • Tie Linen Thread around bottom of cup and add heart with punched hole for Linen Thread to run through.
  • Add dimensionals to back of cup and add to card front.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • The DSP strip is 1/2″ x 3-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Fussy cut one full sunflower from DSP and add at bottom right corner with multipurpose glue.
  • There was a corner sunflower added to the Very Vanilla Envelope.

This is a great all occasion card to keep on hand especially in the fall months.

We have wonderful, blessed news that other than two trees down my son’s family residence is unharmed.  Whew!  What a relief.  Of course, there is no power so it’s hot and uncomfortable, but they feel so relieved!  And so do we!

Hope your Tuesday is going awesome!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ever.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

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Copper Autumn…

Many of us love this time of year when cooler weather and pretty fall colors take the stage.  Just my thoughts as I put together this fall wreath…

Leaves from Painted Harvest Punch were made from a piece of water color paper “painted” in fall colors and then punched.

Touches of Texture stamped with VersaMark created the copper background.

Tranquil Tide woven ribbon and copper foil leaves here and there complete the fall feel.

And inside there’s lots of room for messaging…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumkin Pie, Real Red, Soft Suede and Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Touches of Texture (splats), Painted Harvest (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Spritzer, Leaf Punch, Woven Tranquil Tide Ribbon, Linen Thread, Copper Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment and Touches of Texture stamps in VersaMark, sprinkle with Copper EP and heat.
  • Add a band of Tranquil Tide woven ribbon over the sentiment with SNAIL.  Make bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Dampen a piece of water color paper completely with water.  Add reinker with an Aqua Painter or brush letting the colors “bloom” together covering the surface of the paper.  Encourage movement with the water spritzer or tilt the paper so colors will run in all directions.  Let dry or heat.
  • Punch leaves from dried water color paper.  Cut a 2-1/2″ circle and temporarily attach to card front.  Add leaves around circle to create a wreath.  Remove punched circle.  Punch three copper foil leaves and cut off indivicual leaves.  Add with multipurpose glue to wreath here and there.
  • Inside the Tranquil Tide layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with snail.  Add one leaf bunch with multipurpose glue at top right corner.

Now I’m thinking a Christmas wreath with these leaf punches…hmmmm.  The mind never rests.

“The Littles” and my son and daughter-in-love mandatorily evacuated their home in St. Petersburg yesterday.  Of course, Irma will not arrive in their neighborhood until tonight at high tide.  They are devastated and fully expect to go home to nothing as they live on the water.  We are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.  As soon as they are able to get home, I feel sure Sweetums and I will be trucking it to Florida to see if we can help.  We have a generator and water pump in the back of the car and will pick up other supplies hard to find there before we leave.  I will keep you posted.

Tomorrow is class day here at Rambling Rose and it will be great to have all the girls here…a good distraction!

Hope you are safe and dry wherever you are…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today….

for real.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

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It’s The Little Things…

As stampers, when we give a gift (large or small), more is expected.  I mean a wine bottle in a bag just doesn’t measure up!

Recently I wanted to thank a fellow stamper and neighbor/friend who had babysat my furbabies while we visited family in California.  While wine from California was a treat, the packaging needed to be special.

It’s such a small thing, but adds so much…

Lots of background and texture interest.

Love the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle…

Wish I were organized enough to keep these on hand, but no, flying by the seat of my pants is usually what happens around here.  But if you’d like to keep some tags on hand, here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies, 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Scallop Topped Tag Punch, Navy Gingham Ribbon

Digits

  • Cut the Thick Whisper White CS 2″ x 4-1/4″.  Trim with Scallop Topped Tag Punch.
  • Wet a piece of water color paper and drop Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist Reinker with an Aqua Painter letting the paper do its work.  You can encourage movement with the Aqua Painter.  Let dry completely.  Cut a piece 1-7/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Cut with Scallop Topped Tag Punch.  Attach to Thick Whisper White CS with multipurpose glue.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White CS stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Punch out with 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Punch out 1-1/2″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist.  Add to back of sentiment with multipurpose glue.  Punch hole in to for Linen Thread bow.
  • Cut stems from Lemon Lime Twist with framelit.  Lay a piece of Linen Thread behind the stems before gluing to tag to be able to tie bow on top with the sentiment tag.  Add stems to tag with dots of multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp small group of flowers stamp using Pool Party marker over everything and then adding Bermuda Bay with marker using “thumping Technique”.  Huff before stamping.  Make three images.  Cut with framelit without lining up.  You just want those bits of color to show.  Add flowers to end of stems with dots of multipurpose glue.
  • Using Navy Gingham ribbon to tie to bag or bottle.

It is such a little thing, but it does let my friend know how much I appreciated her taking care of my furbabies…

We had temperatures in the high 40’s this morning!  And this day has been glorious.  Hope yours has been too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tri Tree Watercolor…

If you are looking for a Christmas card that would be easy to mass produce and mail flat at a normal rate…this post might be just for you…

Using this technique on water color paper will give you the “blooming” effect.

A glamour close up…

Love this color combo.  Everything pops with that Lemon Lime Twist!

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper and Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Powder Pink and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Chirstmas Quilt and Sheet Music Background
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Spritzer

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White 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 with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper layer is 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″.  Dampen water color paper with water spritzer.  Stamp larger tree stamp in center with Pool Party and on either side with Powder Pink.  Let the water color paper work and “bloom” with color.  You can wait or it to dry or stamp while still damp with Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.  Let dry completely.  Add sentiment center bottom using Archival Basic Black ink.  Add tree stands in Smoky Slate.
  • Add snippets of the Music Sheet background stamp hear and there.
  • Using a brush and watered down Real Red or the Real Red marker, add splats over everything.
  • Add this water colored layer to DSP with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the DSP layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached over DSP with SNAIL.
  • The flap of the envelope was also stamped with Music Sheet background stamp in Archival Basic Black.

Hope your Thursday is awesome!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Pray for those in the path of Irma…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

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Quilted Gold…

Here is another example of my playing with the Christmas Quilt bundle…love this set.  You can make it soft and sweet or elegant and metallic…

With the addition of the gold foil, this card turns into an elegant holiday greeting.

 

Lots of different textures create interest…

 

That quilted Embossing Folder is just gorgeous.

 

Inside gold embossed message and woven gold ribbon coordinate with the card front.

I confess to not liking to mass produce cards…I just can’t do it.  But if I did, this one would look much more complicated than it really is and comes together quickly.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Gold Foil and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/4″ Gold Woven Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card bas is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with Quilt Top EF and attached to Gold Foil layer with multipurpose glue
  • With stitched star framelit cut one from Gold Foil and one from Thick Whisper White CS.  Offset points and glue together.  Add to top center of card front with dimensionals..
  • Cut a 1-1/2″ square gold foil piece and cut center with open flower framelit die.  Add to stitched stars with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp “peace” in VersaMark ink on 5/8″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White CS. Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Placement of stamp toward top to leave room for gold foil leaves and pearls.  Cut two gold foil leaves and attach under “peace” with glue dots.  Add three Basic Pearls.  Tag one end with snips.
  • Cut a piece of Gold Foil 3/4″ x 2-5/8″.  Tag one end with snips.  Glue to “peace” piece with multipurpose glue.  Add a loop of ribbon to right side with glue dots.  Then add to bottom center of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the gold foil layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Embossed at the bottom with Quilt Top EF.  Add a piece of ribbon attached at back with SNAIL.  Add this layer over the gold foil layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Use Embossing Buddy where sentiment will go.  Stamp greeting with VersaMark ink, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.
  • I also embossed the envelope flap with the Quilt EF to coordinate with card front.

We are home today…well 2 a.m. this morning from our whirlwind weekend in California.  Great weekend with family for a surprise 80th birthday for Sweetums oldest brother.  He was stunned.  So sweet the memories we will keep.

Hope your holiday weekend is a sweet memory too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

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Peace Wreath…

Today’s post uses a hand drawn border and another drippy water color…

There’s also some splattering, embossing and of course, that Linen Thread bow for good measure!

A glamour close up shows off the details…

The Linen Thread bow is the natural embellishment.

And inside…

Now I’m just gonna admit up front that the slight orange tinge you see on the card front was washed off the masking tape.  I was reusing the tape.  Not a bad look, but just keep that in mind if you are reusing your masking tape.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Old Olive and VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Silver Embossing Powder, .005 Black Micron Pen or Black Journal Pen, Small Brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape a border on water color paper to a hard surface.  Wet the water color paper with a spritzer or brush.  Stamp base of wreath with Lemon Lime Twist and tilt the paper so the wreath runs down card front.  Let dry naturally.  Really…just go away and do something else for a bit.
  • Over stamp the wreath with the base stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp detailed wreath in Emerald Envy once and again without lining up or reinking.  Add VersaMark dots around the wreath and sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Stamp center of wreath in Old Olive or any of the green colors a couple of times…do not line up points.
  • Stamp sentiment in VersaMark and sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Add splatters in color of your choice.
  • Remove masking and doodle a border with Micron Pen or Journaling Pen.
  • Make Linen Bow and add at top with glue dots.  For video on making the bow go here.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ add with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp wreath several times in different colors of green at lower left corner.  Add to card with SNAIL.
  • You could also add this wreath to your envelope front to coordinate with the card front.

This was so much fun to make and I can see myself mass producing this one.

Hope you and your family are enjoying a peaceful Labor Day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and I’ll need it as we’re flying in today from California on a “red eye”!

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!

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