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Easter Dogwood…

Recently cute bunnies were posted to celebrate the upcoming Easter season, but today’s post features spring dogwood blooms.

Have your dogwoods bloomed yet?  Mind are buds but will be in bloom before Easter.

Here’s today’s card…

and a close up…

peeking inside…

This is my first time using the water color pencils on Kraft Paper…I learned a few things and hope to do more this week, but thought this one turned out well.  I’m not sure if this is a dogwood bloom but it was close enough for me.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  1. Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock
  2. Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  3. Stamps:  Penned & Painted, Suite Sayings (sentiment) and Birthday Blooms (dots)
  4. Tools ‘n Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Window Sheet

Digits

  1. The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  2. The Kraft Cardstock layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp leaves and flowers with outline stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Be sure to let this ink dry…it takes a bit.  Or you can heat it (like me!)  I have no patience…
  3. Color all images with White Water Color Pencil (your colors will be brighter).  Add Old OLive to leaves, Daffodil Delight to flower centers and Melon Mambo to shade from centers of flower petals out.  Smooth colors with Blender Pen.  Be sure to clean tip between each color change.
  4. Cut a window sheet 3-3/4″ x 5″ to use as a template to draw border skipping when you meet the leaves or flowers.  Add dots wherever you like them.
  5. Inside the card the border was drawn again and dots were added to coordinate with card front.

I’ve been playing around with this same set and water color paper.  If it turns out, I’ll post it next week.

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Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ask me how I know…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

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Brighter Days…

Have you ever wished you had the perfect card to send to a friend who is struggling with a difficult life journey?  Today’s post just might be the answer…

There are many artists blogs that I find always interesting, none more than Sandi McIver. Check out her blog here.   So one day watching one of her “live” videos, I love a card she was doing with the cowboy boots and a masked technique.  Anyone who knows me or follows this blog knows my favorite technique is masking!  So today’s card was inspired by Sandi’s technique not using cowboy boots but the Beautiful You stamp set…

Isn’t this sentiment perfect for so many difficult situations?

a little close up of the masked area…

and a peek inside…

Do you like this look?  I’ve made a set of these Beautiful You cards each with a different sentiment for a friend.  I can tell you Sandi’s cowboy boots looked awesome with a woodgrain in the background.  You may be able to see in the close up, I used the Lovely As A Tree for this card in the background.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Sahara Sand Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand, Old Olive,  Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You and Gorgeous Grunge (splat) and Lovely As A Tree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Post It Note, Sponge, Blender Pen and Envelope Liner Framelit

Digits

  • The Sahara Sand base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Succulent Garden DSP is 4-1/8″ X 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut a piece of copy paper the same size as Whisper White.  Cut a slit in center and start tearing a shape big enough for the stamp to fit inside.  Add a small amount of SNAIL to back of copy paper at each corner and four places around center opening.  Be sure to take most of the sticky off with your fingers before attaching to your Whisper White layer.
  • Stamp girl in Archival Basic Black.  Then stamp again on Post It paper and “fussy cut”.  Save this piece in your stamp set container to be used again.  Cover the girl image with mask.  Use a sponge and lightly sponge over the entire area with both masks in place.  Ink Lovely as a tree with Old Olive and stamp.  Ink Gorgeous Grunge splat with Sahara Sand.  I stamped and pulled the stamp in one direction to create movement.  You don’t have to do this, but I like it.  Stamp umbrella  on DSP and “fussy cut”.  Glue over umbrella image.  Remove masking from girl and card front layer…Magic!!!!  Do you love the effect?
  • Now color her dress in Soft Sky with the Blender Pen, her skin with Blushing Bride (lightly) and her hair with Sahara Sand.
  • Add sentiment to top left.  Now add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Thick Whisper White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a small strip of DSP added at the bottom with SNAIL.
  • You can see the envelope was lined with the same DSP.

There are two more cards to this set that I will share with you over the next two days using this same technique.  I hope you will give this a try if you haven’t tried it before and let me know if you like it.

We still have no baby…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep those fingers inky and you’ll be HaPpY!

 

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Shades of Grey…

Found this technique on Pinterest and knew I had to try it…so I did.  The card I saw was made by Charlet Mallet.

But I will admit to you right now, this took all the patience in the world (which I do not have) to complete.

Here’s the card…

It’s not that I don’t like how it turned out…this technique is stunning.  But…

See all those itty bitty pieces…right!

I gladly give Charlet credit…she must have all kinds of patience!  She had the whole flower with all the leaves on her card.  I bet she’s in the looney bin about now.

The effect is stunning and that’s what caught my eye.

Just in case you feel the urge to give this a try, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Pool Party Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feather Together
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rose Garden Thinlits, Lots of Dimensionals,

Digits

  • The Basic Gray base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The large Pool Party layer on the card front is 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached to card front with dimensionals.
  • The Smoky Slate layer on card front is 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Cut rose image with Rose Garden Thinlits from Smoky Slate CS.  Turn framelit so back of paper is exposed and begin placing dimensionals on each piece.  You will be cutting tiny pieces for some of them.  Once you have dimensionals on each piece, remove protective paper and place the Smoky Slate 4-1/8″ square piece over the framelit with the pieces still in place.  You may need to adjust some of the pieces.  Add this layer to the Pool Party layer on the card front with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • The sentiment at the bottom of the card front is 7/8″ x 4″ of the Pool Party piece.  I used a punch upside down and just put the end of this cardstock into one side of the punch to get this shape on the ends.  You could just tag the ends with your snips.  The Smoky Slate layer is 3/4″ x 3-3/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and attach to Pool Party layer with SNAIL.  Add these two layer to card front at bottom.
  • Inside there is a Pool Party layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  I stamped the sentiment inside “and sending hugs” in Basic Black.

If you decide to give this technique a try, I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and a special thanks to those of you who have ordered from my online store by clicking the star in the right column that says “shop now”.  I hope you have all received your thank you in the mail…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

did he ever!

But we can stay inky and be HaPpY!

 

B

Black & White Sympathy…

This card was inspired by one of Kylie Bertucci’s that was found on Pinterest.  You can check out her blog here.

Sympathy cards are not my speciality, but when you need one it is nice to have them on hand.  I think Kylie’s card was Crumb Cake and she used different stamps in the background, but the white flower in the foreground was what really caught my eye…

and a close up…

 

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms,  Butterfly Basics
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Don’t faint…None!

Digits

  • The Basic Grey base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Smoky Slate layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment, ferns and other background stamps.  Stamp rose on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Carefully breakdown paper with bone folder so flower will curl slightly.  Add to card front with lots of dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Basic Black 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • On top of that layer add a Thick Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ with SNAIL.  The sentiment “For some things there are just no words” is stamped in Basic Black at top leaving plenty of room for a personal message.

Just to set the record straight, I did also make a hot air balloon for the second “little”, but since I had posted a similar one a few weeks ago, didn’t show his.  But here it is …

I think he will like this one…more his colors!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Interesting Background…

Ideally, card backgrounds should add interest but not take away from the focal point of the card.

It’s so much fun creating backgrounds.  Today’s post is one of my favorites…

It would be hard to outshine that floral focal point.

Lots of texture going on in this close up…

And a peek inside…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Smoky Slate and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  VersaMark and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feather Together (sentiment), Delicate Details (background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Embossing Powder, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Stampamajig or MISTI, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst, Lace Embossing Folder (retired)

Digits

  • The Smoky Slate base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Smoky Slate layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using all the Delicate Details stamps with VersaMark Ink stamp one half then the other half of this layer.  Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat.  You can align these stamps on the largest acrylic block placed on grid paper.  You can use a stampamajig or a MISTI to get your image straight.  Adhere to card front with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White sentiment piece is 1-1/2″ x 4-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment first in Archival Basic Black, then emboss.  The one I used is retired but it matched the lace background so perfectly, I had to use it.  You can certainly substitute with whatever you have in you stash.  Attach to card front with SNAIL
  • The water colored paper in the background of the flower was made by spritzing water color paper with water and spraying with Ken Oliver’s Color burst.  Some days I just make sheets of this type of water colored paper so that I have them on hand when working on a project.  Cut the flower from Smoky Slate, and the background from the solid flower die.  Attach together with Thin Tipped Glue and to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the card you can see I did a reverse of the card front flower using a piece of the same water colored paper attached over a piece of Whisper White CS that is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL

This is a good “all occasion” card to have in your card file.  The sentiment could be anything, but you do have to commit to a sentiment while making this card because of the embossing.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and you have been inspired by something you have seen or read.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Come get inky with me…stay HaPpY!

 

B

Shadowy Note…

Every day I learn something new about this wonderful world of ink, paper and stamps…and I love it!

Coming into my studio I always feel a rush of anticipation and yes, happiness.  That saying at the end of each post every day is so true…”if your fingers are inky…you are HaPpY!”  And it may not be cheaper than an antidepressant medication, but it sure can spread your sparkle everywhere you go.

Today’s post was an experiment…I wanted to use white on Crumb Cake (which I love) and create a simple shadow effect…

Mission accomplished!

And while working on this project, I decided to “doodle” a border…too much fun!

And a peek inside…

Simple card…here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Crumb Cake plus Craft White Ink
  • Stamps:  Floral Phrases,  Birthday Blooms (border dots)  and Flourishing Phrases (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder.

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp floral design in bottom right corner in White Craft Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • You can use your Stampamajig to position the second floral stamping just to the left and top of the embossed image and stamp with Crumb Cake.  Wipe away any ink that might be on the embossed image with a wet wipe or paper towel.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.
  • Cut a piece of window sheet the size you’d like your border to be.  Center on paper and lightly draw where the corners are in pencil.  Starting in one corner make a loop and make a wavy line to the next corner, make a single loop and continue around for the border.  If your border crosses the image, skip to the space beyond the art.  Go back and draw the loops of a small bow to either side of the single corner loops.  Add dots.  Doesn’t that just add some whimsy to the look?  If you’ve never doodled a border before, draw the corners on your practice pad and do just that…practice!
  • Inside there is a layer of Early Espresso 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp floral image at top in Crumb Cake and attach to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL
  • Forgot to take a pic of the envelope, but I doodled this same border on the face of the envelope to coordinate with the card.

It’s Saturday morning and we are off to Nashville to see my daughter (who flew in from Seoul) and my g’daughter (who is expecting a baby any day now).  This will be a HaPpY day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

counting.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Painted Posies…

I love nature and flowers in particular.  If you flipped through this blog (there’s over 1,000 posts!) you’d find a large percentage of the entries were flowers of one kind or another.

Today’s post highlights my favorite stamping technique (masking) and what many readers call a “Billie Bow”…

A little water coloring (also a fav)…

a close up…

Oooo!  that bow…(I’ll give you a video link in the directions)

There’s no  sentiment yet as I felt this card would work for several occasions and I’d hold out on that part for now.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, plus water color paper and Urban Underground Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  You’ve Got This, By the Tide (retired) background script
  • Tools ‘N Embellisments:  Linen Thread, Aqua Painter, Sponges, Zig Clear Color Real Brush, MISTI and Low Tack Artist Tape

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The designer series paper 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″.  Using one color at a time I started with the stem/leaves with the lightest green in my set and stamped the outline.  Leave this stamp positioned on the MISTI.  Using my Aqua Painter with a small amount of water, brush over the lines of the leaves and stems to move the color inside the lines. You can leave some white highlights here and there if you like.  Let dry.  Ink the stamp with a darker green and repeat with Aqua Painter but do not completely cover the lighter green.  Let dry.  Stamp again with the darker green.   Cut a mask for this set of leaves and stem from Post It note and apply while working on the second steam and leaves.
  • The blue flower was stamped in a light lavender and treated like the stems.  Then stamped again with the darker blue and pulled some of that color into the lavender leaving some highlights.  Let dry then stamp again with the dark blue.  Cut a mask for this flower from a post it note before stamping the second flower.  The same procedure to color the second flower.  I started with yellow and followed up with red.  Remove mask…magic happened!
  • Using Low Tack Artist Tape (I’ve tried them all and this works best for me) tape a background area leaving part of the flowers and stem outside the border.  Sponge background areas with Daffodil Delight and edges with Soft Suede lightly.  Add script with Soft Suede stamped off once.  Splatter background with Soft Suede marker.  Remove tape (this tape can be reused).
  • The water color paper was trimmed maybe a 1/4″ on the right side to expose part of a petal.  You don’t have to do this step, but I like it!
  • The Linen Thread was crisscrossed and attach at back of water color paper with SNAIL.  The bow was made and attached with glue dots.  A video to make this bow can be seen here.

This card was so much fun to make…I enjoyed trying this technique.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Seaside Art…

It is amazing to me this stamp set is seeing ink for the first time…I mean, I loved this set from the “git go” and couldn’t wait to create with it.

What happened?  A lot of life and other creations!

But today I have a little Seaside Art to share…

Whoa!  Isn’t that fun?  I’ll give you all the Stuff ‘N Digits today and if there is enough interest I may make a video tutorial…

Here’s a different view and close up…

and from the top…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  High Tide and Wherever You Go (sunrays)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sponge for each color, Artist Tape, Adhesive Strips
  • Here’s the tape I use for crisp edges every time…

  • Before starting this piece, a little practice on my grid paper gave me the confidence to go for it on my cardstock…

  • This is how I set up the cardstock with the Artist Tape…

  • Here I’m reusing the artist tape.  Taping down on the grid paper makes it easy to get perfect straight margins.

Digits

  • Cut the Thick Whisper White card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″
  • Cut the top layer of Thick Whisper White CS 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Tape to grid paper.  I taped in two squares of the grid paper on all sides (makes a nice border).
  • First stamp the lighthouse in Archival Basic Black positioned to the right side and almost to the bottom.  Let this dry!  Or heat to dry.  Stamp again on post it note and mask the lighthouse.  Leave this mask on until all sponging and stamping is done.  You are going to love taking this off…I bet you do a little HaPpY dance!
  • Start at the top with Marina Mist and a sponge.  Leave some areas white to indicate clouds.
  • Sponge Daffodil Delight next in a swirling motion and blend into the sky area.
  • The using Calypso Coral and masking a horizon line sponge blending into the Daffodil Delight a bit.
  • Turn the mask to cover the top and sponge Pool Party for the water.
  • At the bottom sponge Baked Brown Sugar blending into the Pool Party a bit.  I know this is a retired color.  Feel free to substitute.
  • Add mask at bottom of horizon line again and stamp a portion of the sun with Calypso Coral.  Stamp sunrays over sun.  Remove the horizon mask.
  • Stamp water waves on the Pool Party.
  • Stamp sand around lighthouse with full strength Baked Brown Sugar.
  • Stamp seaweed in lower left corner.
  • Stamp birds in sky.
  • With your Calypso Coral sponge add reflection in water.
  • Now for the fun.  Remove lighthouse mask and carefully remove border tape.
  • I know you’re dancing!
  • This piece was mounted on the card front with Adhesive Strips.  You can see I added my artist signature to the lower right corner.  You should do the same!

If you try this you will love it.  And I’d love to hear from you too!

Yesterday Sweetums and I traveled to Nashville to attend our g’daughter, Kendall’s, baby shower.  My daughter, who is currently living in Seoul, South Korea, attend via FaceTime.  Here’s a pic of both of them…

Kelly, my daughter, stayed and chatted with everyone there and was able to watch Kendall and Morgan open all their gifts….making lemonade from lemons!

We are going to have 70s temps all week.  I do believe Spring is here!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Try this new technique…you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Your Heart & My Heart…

Today’s post is special…

It’s being sent to a friend who just lost her 16 year old sweet pet.  Many of us love our pets (me included big time) and losing them just leaves a big old hole in our hearts.

So I picked one of my favorite Hostess stamps sets from the Annual Catalog.  This sentiment is why I love it so much…

a close up of the masking technique…

I know I’ve mentioned it before…masking is my favorite technique…it’s magic!

This Natural White Cardstock has become a favorite too.  I like the contrast with the Crumb Cake sponging.

Here’s all the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Natural White, Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Gift of Love (Hostess)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Post It Notes, sponge, Sequins, Soft Sky Seam Binding (retired) Tip Top Taupe Lace (retired)

Digits

  • The Soft Sky base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Natural White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp the flower outline in Archival Basic Black on card front.  Stamp again on post it note and “fussy cut” for a mask.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  This is a two-step stamp so stamp the flowers in Soft Sky and the leaves in Pear Pizazz.  Cover image with mask.  Add post it notes or any tape you might use to frame the flower and sponge with Crumb Cake.    Before removing masks, use the Soft Sky marker and holding the pen in one hand and the top in the other, flip specs of color over the sponging (see close up pic)  Remove both masks.  Do a HaPpY Dance!  It is magic isn’t it?
  • Now before attaching to card front add whatever ribbon/lace/Linen Thread you’d like to the bottom of this layer.  Then add Adhesive Strips around edge before attaching to card front to lift your artwork.  Add sequins with a dot of multipurpose glue.
  • Inside there is a layer of Crumb Cake 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a layer of Natural White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.

So now that I’ve shown you this card I can get this in the mail.  This sweet couple is just devastated and I know their home just doesn’t feel the same without “Gracie”.

I did hear from one of the designers of the three cards I posted yesterday that were swaps from my weekend in Nashville.  Her name is Judy Grace.   Her card was the hot air balloons.

We have some severe weather headed our way today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Emerald Envy Special Reason…

There are always little pieces of “this ‘n that” on my working surface.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to use it and just can’t make myself put it away…out of sight, out of mind.

One morning I came into the studio to check water color pieces colored the night before and left to dry.  You just never know what you will find the next day.  Lying there was a Whisper White square with the negative space from Stylish Stems Framelits.  And also lying there was this piece of water color from the night before.  Picking up the square piece and laying it over the water color I knew this had to make a card front some how.

This is what I would call an “all occasion” card…you name it, it will work…

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isn’t that exquisite?  I can’t take a lot of credit for laying one piece of paper on top of another…but my goodness I do love this card.

Here’s the inside peek…

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This was cut from the same piece of water color paper.

A close up…

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So the moral to this story is sometimes a messy work surface gleans something beautiful!

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Remember on Friday I will have a “live” video on facebook to demonstrate this water coloring technique.  It will be announced on facebook as an event to all those who are signed up on my facebook page called Rambling Rose Studio…just sayin’.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  This Whisper White, Emerald Envy Cardstock, plus Designer Series Color Pack and Water Color paper
  • Ink:  Emerald Envy
  • Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Emerald Envy Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Square Stitched Framelits, Square Scalloped Framelits and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Dry Pigment (Amazon)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the Gorgeous Grunge “splat” on the right side of the card front with Emerald Envy several times.
  • The first Emerald Envy layer is 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 2″ x 5-1/2″ attached over Emerald Envy layer with SNAIL
  • The two Emerald Envy Scalloped squares are  1-3/4″ and the Thick Whisper White Stitched Squares are the coordinating framelit.  Attach layers together and on the card front with SNAIL
  • The larger frame is 2-3/4″ square Emerald Envy scalloped square.  The water color piece and the Thick Whisper White piece are cut with the coordinating Stitched Square Framelit.  Using the large flower framelit from the Stylish Stems Dies, cut the Whisper White square, then layer over water colored square using multipurpose glue.  Now layer this piece over the Emerald Envy square using multipurpose glue.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Emerald Envy ribbon 11″ wrap around left side of card front and attach ends together and to card front with SNAIL.  Make several loops of Emerald Envy ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to front of card with glue dots.
  • Inside the Emerald Envy layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top that is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp once with Gorgeous Grunge “splat” in Emerald Envy.  Cut flower using the outline and the detailed flower framelit.  Add over splats with multipurpose glue.
  • When ready to use this card, I would add the sentiment inside….

So this week in addition to blogging each day, 22 baby shower invites were finished, 25 swaps for a stamping event this weekend, kits for a February class and gifts for team members are almost finished.  Whew!

We are having another 70 degree day and I’m off to the post office to mail the invites and enjoy the weather and ride with my top down…just because I can!

Here’s you “B-ism” for today…

16

in a sun spot.

I’m inky and HaPpY…are you?

B