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Thinking of You…

“Thinking of You” I consider the perfect sentiment for what I call an “all occasion” card.

So today’s post along with this sentiment is also one more of my favorite “pressing” of nature cards (I have many now thanks to Lydia Fiedler!)…

These are very young and tender Japanese Maple leaves.  They turn green as they mature.

Look at all that intricate veining…

The water color paper had to be trimmed so the piece was used inside the card.

If you haven’t already, you need to try this technique with your Big Shot and any nature plant you want…it’s addictive!

Here’s your “Stuff ‘N Digits” for this post…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black and water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black (Mother Nature did all the rest!)
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Old Olive layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The water color paper layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Sandwich your nature clipping between two pieces of water color paper.  Fold a piece of copy paper and add your water color “sandwich” inside.  Run through Big Shot between two cutting plates.  You will have a positive and negative image for your card making…both equally beautiful!  Add your sentiment in Archival Basic Black at lower left corner.
  • Layer the water color paper to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside I have a layer of Old Olive 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ and a piece of water color art 1-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with multipurpose glue to each other and to inside of card.

You are going to love making these impressions and then creating the most beautiful all occasion cards.  What a great stash to have on hand.

Hope your day is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

smiling.

If you want to be HaPpY…try getting those fingers inky!

B

Customer Thanks…

With the delivery of each order bag for my customers, I always include a handmade card for their personal use.  Today’s post is a thank you card for my last class orders…

I’ll write a thank you note inside on a post it note of some kind so the card can be mailed…

and when planning the design use new products and techniques.

and a glamour close up!

The two stamps in this set are gorgeous to me.  I have used them even more than I thought.  On this particular one I tried watercolor pencil and thin tipped glue dew drops to create some drama…I love drama!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Floral Statements
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, Thin Tipped Glue

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake CS base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The top layer on the card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp image in Archival Basic Black.  Be sure your ink pad has plenty of ink and when you stamp, hold the stamp for a few seconds to give all the ink time to release into the cardstock.  If for some reason you get a blank space, use your Journal Pen or Black Marker to touch up.
  • Use the White Water Color Pencil to color all images first.  Color the leaves with Old Olive, the flower centers with Daffodil Delight and the flower petals again with White Pencil.
  • Add an uneven number of dew drops here and there.  Be sure to let dry thoroughly.

The boldness and simplicity of this card makes it a favorite of mine!

My Tuesday (like all Tuesdays) started with yoga.  The rest of the day has been pretty darn good too.  Hope your Tuesday is fabulous!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

never.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Amazing You…

Using the Grown With Love stamp set again today showing the versatility of this set…

And a glamour close up…

and a side view showing dimension.

I can imagine sending this card out for several different occasions, which is what makes it such a gem!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Grown With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Finely Woven Powder Pink Ribbon, Garden Grown Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first layer of Thick Whisper White is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • To make the scalloped rectangle, cut (2) 3″ scalloped squares.  Trim the scalloped edge off one square.  Overlapped trimmed square over second square and attach with multipurpose glue.  Add dimensionals to back.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White CS stime flower can in Powder Pink, Ink flower stamp with markers, huff and stamp.  Stamp a second time.  Cut pieces with Framelits.  Attach pieces to front of rectangle with dimensionals.  Cut heart piece and attach to flower can with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie Powder Pink 1/2″ ribbon to bottom of rectangle then attach to right on card front.
  • Inside there is a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ attached at bottom with SNAIL.

This is the perfect card to have on hand as long as it’s a girl you need it for.  This just wouldn’t work for a guy card…

Hope your day has been perfect!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

And stay inky.  You’ll be HaPpY!

 

 
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Artistic Love…

You can make a fantastic looking card in so little time.  All it takes is an amazing sentiment, gorgeous designer series paper and of course, Crinkled Seam Binding!

Here is my 20 minutes or less card…

In addition to the facts above, Thick Whisper White Cardstock is the one product that makes this card feel and look “special”.

I love seam binding!  The new crinkled seam binding is even better and ties into beautiful bows.

Here you can see there is an extra layer of Thick Whisper White behind the designer series paper.  Make a card with this extra layer and one without.  See which one you like better.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Peek A Boo Peach plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Just Add Text
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Peek A Boo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding,  Stitched Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x -5-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached to the Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Tie a 15″ piece of Peek A Boo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding in a bow at the bottom of this layer.  Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a Scalloped 2-1/4″ square from Peek A Book Peach CS.  Cut the coordinating size stitched square framelt from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp sentiment on this layer in Archival Basic Black.  Attach sentiment layer to scalloped square with SNAIL.  Add this combined square to card front bottom right over seam binding with dimensionals.
  • Inside at the bottom add a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 4″ at the bottom with SNAIL.

We made this card in class on Monday.  It was our last project and everyone seemed to really like how simple it was to put together and how pretty.  I like when that happens!

We’ve made it to “hump day” so it’s all down hill from today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ahhhhhh…

If you’re inky, you gotta be HaPpY!

B

Little Red Wagon…

Today’s post is another project we made in class on Monday here at Rambling Rose Studio.  Who doesn’t love a little red wagon?

How cute is that?

And a glamour close up…

and a side view to show dimension.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Real Red and Smoky Slate plus markers in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Grown With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Garden Grown Framelits, 1/2″ Crinkled Night of Navy Seam Binding, Adhesive Strips, Mini Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Layering Squares Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The first Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL
  • Using the 2-1/4″ Scalloped Square Framelit cut two from Thick Whisper White.  Trim away one side of one square to delete one scallop.  Overlap with second square with multipurpose glue to create a scalloped rectangle.
  • Tie a 15″ piece of Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding and tie a bow around the left side of the rectangle.  Add Strip Adhesive to the back and attach over DSP on card front bottom right.
  • On a scrap of Thick Whisper White stamp wagon in Real Red.  Color fruit and vegetables plus sentiment on the stamp with markers.  Huff well before stamping.  Cut both pieces out with coordinating framelits..  Add to rectangle with big and small dimensionals to the right of the bow.
  • With Smoky Slate pad and Blender Pen add shadow under wagon.
  • Inside there is a 1/2″ x 5″ piece of the same DSP attached with SNAIL across the bottom
  • Everyone seemed to enjoy knowing how to build a rectangle to work with and not just squares.

Hope all is going well in you life and day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

i’m not buying.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

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Berry Burst Rose…

Today’s post is a project we will be making in class today.  The new color Berry Burst Reinker was used to water color the rose from Graceful Garden a couple of the new Embossing Folders for texture in the background.

I’m pretty stoked with the way it turned out and can’t wait to see how the class will respond to this card…

Isn’t that color delicious!

Reinker dropped on wet water color paper with White Embossing is so easy!

Did you notice the background texture?

This card went together in a snap.  The longest time was spent “fussy cutting” that rose and the embossing made that easy too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, and Berry Burst Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst, Old Olive plus White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon Berry Burst, White Embossing Powder, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Ruffled 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Berry Burst layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Tie Berry Burst Ribbon around the bottom of this layer and attach layer to left side of card front with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp rose with White Craft Ink on water color paper, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Wet the entire rose flower and with a wet small round brush, drop Berry Burst Reinker color in a few places.  Let the paper do its magic and add more color if needed.  Follow same instructions for coloring the stem and leaves with Old Olive Reinker.  Let dry.  Fussy Cut and add to Ruffled layer with multipurpose glue.  With Thin Tipped Glue add “dew drops” on the rose petals.  Be patient and let this dry!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Add leaf stem in stamped off Old Olive.  Trim to 1/2″ x 1-1/2″.  Tag one end with snips.  Add to card front with glue dots.

I can’t wait to see what the girls will create tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

All A Flutter…

Alright, I bet you have seen the cards where the image appears to move.  I can tell you the first time I saw this stamp set in motion was at OnStage in Savannah this past Spring.  We were all “ooing and ahhing” when it was demonstrated.  I couldn’t wait to make a card with it.

However, this set was not on the demonstrator pre-order, so I had to wait until the first week of June.

Here’s a little video…

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This is an awesome interactive card!

Waiting to fly…

A glamour close up

The new Circle Tab Punch and the stamp set Tabs for Everything make the perfect tab to pull to make the butterfly flutter.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Pool Party Cardstock plus Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  You Move Me and Tabs for Everything
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Circle Tab Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Move Me Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread, 3/8″ Pool Party Ribbon,

Digits

  • The Pool Party base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • Cut the shutters and the tab opening with thinlit dies.  Use the Precision Plate for the shutter opening.  Add Strip Adhesive along the left side and along the right side of the shutter opening and at the right card side.  This creates a channel for the butterfly to move easily up and down.
  • Color the sentiment stamp with marker and stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White CS.  Trim to 1-1/8″ x 2-5/8″.  Add under shutter with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Old Olive CS 2″ x 4″.  Cut the DSP 1-7/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Add to Old Olive with SNAIL.  Add a piece of ribbon to top of this layer attaching with SNAIL at back.  Make a bow with several loops tying in center with Linen Thread.  Add over ribbon band with glue dots.  Add both layers to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut butterfly from Thick Whisper White using thinlits.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut the butterfly panel 3″ x 4-1/8″.  Stamp larger butterfly slightly lower than center in darkest color.  Add lighter color aligning in the spaces between the darker shade.  If you don’t get it perfect, the butterfly will still fly…not to worry.
  • Punch the tab with Tab Punch from Calypso Coral.  Stamp on scrap Whisper White the arrow and the word “this”.  Punch with 3/4″ circle punch and add to tab with SNAIL.  Add tab to top of butterfly piece with SNAIL.

For the biggest smile, pull the butterfly up and watch it flutter!

I’m not sure who designs these stamps, but I’m pretty sure they are amazing people.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

so don’t

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

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Checkered Hello…

Here’s that Floral Statements stamp set again.  People…this is a great set.  That means you NEED it in your stash!

This “hello” greeting covers so many occasions you might be sending someone a card.

And a little paste background in matching colors is the “cherry on top!”…

Now that’s a dramatic “hello”!

This close up highlights the embossing paste background and colored pencil work on the flowers.

Oh! and that new gingham ribbon!

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Pool Party, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay,  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Floral Statements
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Embossing Paste, Palette Knife, Colored Pencils, White Embossing Powder, 1/2″ Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, Linen Thread, Lots of Labels Framelits, Night of Navy Reinker

Digits

  • The Pool Party base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • Using the Pattern Party Decorative Mask over the card front and Embossing Paste with Night of Navy Reinker add, use the Palette Knife to add background texture.  Lift masks and let dry.  Be sure to clean all paste tools with water and it drys pretty fast.
  • Tie a piece of Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon around center of card front.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to left side of card front with glue dots.
  • Stamp sentiment in White Craft Ink on a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Color all leaves and flowers with White pencil.  Add a light and dark shade of green to the leaves.  Add Yellow and Orange to flowers.  Smooth any lines with lighter color.
  • Cut the sentiment with framelit and also cut an extra piece from Night of Navy.  Cut the navy piece in half horizontally.  Trim points on sides.  Glue with SNAIL to the back of Bermuda Bay layer to create a shadow effect.
  • Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Night of Navy 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add a Thick Whisper White layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with SNAIL.

Can you believe it’s Thursday already?  Where has this week gone?  With the beautiful summer weather we have had this year, it’s hard to stay inside.

Have an awesome day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Coffee & a Friend…

One of my favorite things to do is meet a friend at the coffee shop for hot coffee and a long chat.  This happens often!

So today I toast my coffee buds with this post…

I’d like to mention these coffee cups were painted with dried up coffee!

A glamour close up…

Lots of layers and texture.

and a peek inside…

It took forever for the coffee to dry up so that these cups could be “painted” with coffee.  But you don’t have to use coffee, the lids were stamped off in Crumb Cake and look just fine.  I would also mention the sentiment.  I cut the stamp in half!   Oh my lordy…did you pass out?  It can easily be put together on an acrylic block and look just fine…not to worry.

So if you’d like to make this card…let’s get started!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and water color paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • Stamps:  Coffee Cafe
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Classic Weave Soft Sky Ribbon, Linen Thread, Corrugated Elements, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Coffee Cup Framelits

Digits

  • The Soft Sky base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • The Coffee Ring DSP layer is 1-1/4″ x 5″ attached to bottom of DSP layer with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Soft Sky Ribbon and attach at back with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several loops tying center with Linen Thread and attach to left side with glue dots.
  • Stamp two cups on water color paper in stamped off Crumb Cake.  Add sentiments in Early Espresso.  Cut out cup with Coffee Cups Framelits.  Tie Linen Thread around tops of cups.  Add corrugated hearts with dimensionals.  Punch four Itty Bitty flowers in Powder Pink.  Add dimension to each by pushing the smooth end of paper piercer in centers while on foam mat.  Attach together with glue dots and to card front over hearts with glue dots. Add cups at an angle to right side of card front with dimensionals.
  • The lids were stamped in Crumb Cake on water color paper and smoothed with a brush and water.  Once dry, coat with Thin Tipped Glue and let dry.  Once dry add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP strip is 1/2″ x 4-5/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Cut coffee beans from DSP and attach with SNAIL.

This card is a favorite for me not just because I’m a coffee addict/lover, but also the soft colors and dimension.  Love this DSP!

Hope your Wednesday will be awesome…make sure!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Bricks & Roses…

Here comes that Floral Statement and Embossing Paste again…but this time in a pretty pink!

Roses and bricks in pretty pinks.  I want to do another using just the gray cardstock.  These colors looked great when done on gray.

A glamour close up showing the brick work and colored pencil work…

A side view to show texture…

and a peek inside…

This card was finished very much like the one on Friday with Embossing Paste and Embossing Powder along with Colored Pencils.  Lots of fun to do…hope you’ll give it a try and enjoy your results.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Powder Pink, Rose Red, Smoky Slate and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Craft White, Powder Pink, Rose Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive markers
  • Stamps:  Floral Statements
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder, Colored Pencils, Linen Thread, Pink Ribbon, Embossing Paste, Masks and Palette Knife

Digits

  • The Powder Pink base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Rose Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Add Brick mask and apply Embossing Paste with Palette Knife.  Let dry.  Clean tools immediately.
  • Stamp with Craft White Ink on Smoky Slate Cardstock, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat. Give all images a coat of White Colored Pencil before adding any color.  This will keep your colors vibrant when they are added.  Color all images with a light and dark shade of a color for the rose and the leaves.  Fussy cut image.
  • Add a piece of ribbon along the bottom edge of the Rose Red layer and attach with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops, tie in center with Linen Thread and add to card Rose Red layer with glue dots.  Add fussy cut sentiment with dimensionals.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside the Rose Red layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Color just the small rose on the stamp with markers and add to bottom of Whisper White layer cut 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Add this layer to card with SNAIL.

Add this texture and dimension to a card is so easy and looks awesome.  If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope you will.

Have a great Tuesday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yum.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B