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Mixing It Up #GDP076

Today’s project will be entered into the Global Design Challenge #076.  The challenge is to case Kylie Bertucci’s project in any way…card design, color combo or using the same stamp set.

Here’s Kylie’s  card…

So I flipped her design and came up with this…

I”ve been dying to get ink on this stamp set!  Isn’t it cute?

It’s a little bit retro which is why I was attracted to it initially.

The mixing bow and mixer were colored with Water Color Pencils, smoothed with the white pencil and covered in Thin Tipped Glue before “fussy cutting”…

Inside the mitt was stamped on the Designer Series Paper and “fussy cut”…

This was a fun challenge to take part in.  If you would like the info to participate (there’s a new one each week), here’s the link.

Now for the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Craft 12″ x 12″, Sweet Sugar Plum and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Perfect Mix
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:   Lace Doilies, 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Thin Tipped Glue

Digits

  • The Craft base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″.  Stamp card front with mitt and Archival Basic Black ink.
  • The Sweet Sugar Plum layer is 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″
  • The Succulent Garden DSP is 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ attached to Sugar Plum layer with SNAIL.  Add a band of the 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon 1-1/2″ from left side with SNAIL.  Make several loops with ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add over band of ribbon with glue dots.  Add this layer to card front 1/4″ from bottom with SNAIL.
  • Cut a lace doily in half and add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp mixing bowl and mixer on scrap Thick Whisper White CS.  Color with Watercolor Pencils.  I then smoothed the colors with the White Water Color Pencil.  Add Thin Tipped Glue to all surfaces of stamped images and let dry.  Fussy cut bowl and mixer and add to card front with dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is stamped and trimmed to 5/8″ x 3/4″.  The Sweet Sugar Plum is 3/4″ x 7/8″.  Add at an angle with dimensionals next to bow.
  • Inside the Sweet Sugar Plus layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached to card with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached to Sweet Sugar Plum layer with SNAIL
  • Stamp the mitt on the DSP and “fussy cut”.  Add at bottom right corner of layers with SNAIL

Well…it’s Friday again!  You know what that means.  It’s “date night” at my house which means dinner out and maybe a movie if we can find one we haven’t seen.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

B

Stamping With A Framelit…

Really?

Stamping with a framelit seems impossible.  What really happened was I made a stamp using fun foam and a framelit to create a stamp that looks like this…

Pretty, right?  I’ll try to show you the Wink of Stella in another shot, but just wanted you to see the “stamp” that was used.

and the inside and dimension…

You can see there is a small piece of the water colored paper inside to coordinate with the card front.

How I wish I were a better photographer…Wink of Stella can be a stinker to photograph.  Trust me, this butterfly is so beautiful and sparkly in person.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock plus Water color paper.
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  All Things Thanks, Touches of Texture
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Wink of Stella (Gold), Ken Oliver’s Color Burst (Amazon) and Fun Foam (Hobby Lobby)

Digits

  • Let’s color the 4″ x 6″ piece of water color paper first.  The only two colors I used were Lemon Yellow and Alizarin Crimson.  I started with the yellow and sprayed the water color paper, then added the red pigment before spritzing with water.  Let this dry well.
  • Now to make your own stamp.  Cut three butterflies from Fun Foam and glue together with multipurpose glue.  Add a small amount of glue to one side of stamp so that it will cling to your acrylic block well.

  • Stamp the new stamp on the water colored paper with Archival Basic Black ink and cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.  Add the Gold Wink of Stella without going over the black ink.
  • The base Thick Whisper White card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer 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″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp the spray of dots from Touches of Texture at bottom right corner a couple of times in Daffodil Delight.
  • Add a piece of Adhesive Strip down center of Butterfly and attach over dots at bottom right.  Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a Daffodil Delight layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer over that 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The Touch of Texture dots stamps was used at the bottom of the Whisper White layer in Daffodil Delight.  A small strip of the water colored paper was attached across the bottom to coordinate with the card front.

Thanks for stopping in today to take a peek.  This post may give you an idea or two about how you use your framelits…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

oh yeah.

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

Celebrate With Color!

If your are going to celebrate, do it with abandon and in color I say.

Last Friday I forgot to tell you that post was my 1,000th post on this blog!  Woohoo for me!!

To celebrate that feat I have a colorful card for you today…

How is that for color?

What HaPpY colors, right?  And again, its non gender or age specific which is always a plus.  Love the deep impressions made with this embossing folder.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Real Red, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight plus Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Celebration Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Sponges or Daubers

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red 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″.  Using the celebrate embossing folder run the water color paper through Big Shot.  I used a Dauber (one for each color) and sponged Real Red, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight across the embossing.
  • Run a band of the Organza Ribbon around this layer attaching in back with SNAIL.  Tie the center on the front with Linen Thread.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach bow to front over band with glue dots.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.

This could serve as a wedding card and then you could sponge the front of the card with the colors the bride has picked for her special day.  Birthday, anniversary, new home, new job…the ideas are endless…celebrate everything!

Today was kit class here at the Studio.  So nice to have friends to stamp with on a cold rainy day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and stamping friends…they are nice!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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All Things Thanks…

Before orders are delivered from the studio, always there is a small surprise inside each order bag to let my customers know how much they are appreciated.  For those ordering online, a small gift of thanks is in the mail…

Today’s post is just that…a thank you.

Inside is a personal note written on a Post It Note so the card can be used at a later date.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard and Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  All Things Thanks
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to the Whisper White Notecard with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark centered on this piece.  Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Using a kraft mat (Amazon, 18″ x 18″) I stamped each color down on the mat several times almost touching at the center.  Spritz with water and apply cardstock.  Lift and add more color where white is showing.  You can heat to dry and reapply more color.
  • Wipe with tissue to remove any color on sentiment.
  • Add to card front with SNAIL
  • Add sequins with multipurpose glue.

These cards are put into clear envelopes and dropped into order bags.

A little something is always fun to make for my customers and I know the gift is always appreciated.

Hope you day is awesome.  I’ve been doing “housewifey” things most of the day and it feels good to be done!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

take it to heart.

I’ll be inky…and HaPpY!

B

Celebrate Everyday…

Today’s card post would be perfect to send for so many different occasions…it’s a great one to have on hand.

If you haven’t seen the video on how to use dry pigment color and are interested, check my Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page and look under videos.  That was filmed “live” a week or so ago.  And while you are there, click on the “like/follow” button.  I need 44 more “likes” to reach a goal I had set for myself!

Here’s today’s card…

and a close up of the water color paper…

A turn your head view…

and one more…

A day to celebrate could be just about anything don’t you think?  Sometimes I will take an afternoon and devote my time to creating just backgrounds in some of my favorite color combinations.  One of my favorite techniques is using water color paper, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst (Amazon) and a water spritzer.  This is an easy technique (check out the video) and creates beautiful backgrounds that cannot be duplicated…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  So In Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Emerald Envy Satin Ribbon, Window Box Thinlits Dies, Adhesive Strip

Digits

  • Cut the Thick Whisper White CS base 4-1/4″ x 11″, score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • Cut another piece of Thick Whisper White 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch Window Box top at top center of this piece.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Cut a piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon 7″ and tie a loose knot in center.  Add SNAIL to each end and attach at back of this layer.
  • Using water color paper and a spritzer moisten the paper well and blow the dry pigment on the paper in any direction and color that you love.  Let dry.  Cut a piece 3-1/2″ square and attach to back of die cut.  Attach this layer to the card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Inside I place a small 4-1/4″ x 1/2″ piece of the watercolored paper.

So do you agree this would be a good all occasion card to have on hand?

After all those directions yesterday on the Seaside piece, this one is fairly simple but no less dramatic.

Go watch that video…I can’t do it cause I hate listening to myself talk…yak, yak, yak!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and everyday.

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!

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Hearts ‘n Flowers…

Did you catch the “live” video on the Rambling Rose Studio facebook page?  Today’s post uses the technique highlighted on the video.  You can still catch it on my facebook page looking under videos.  And while you are visiting I hope you’ll like my facebook page…I’m sooooo close to reaching my goal there!

Here’s a card I’m calling Hearts ‘N Flowers…

The background behind the heart is the technique shown on the video.

a close up…

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sealed With Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Lace Doilies, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst and Heart Framelits (retired)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through Big Shot with Falling Petals EF.
  • Cut a Lace Doily in half and attach at top of card front at an angle with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut heart shape from Thick Whisper White.  Using the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies cut pattern in one half of heart shape.
  • The background behind the heart was created with water color paper and using the dry color pigment from Ken Oliver’s Color Burst and spritzing the paper with water.  See video on Rambling Rose Studio’s facebook page.  Cut half heart shape with same die used to create original heart and attach behind with multipurpose glue.
  • Add heart with background at an angle over the Lace Doily with dimensionals.

This card is beautiful in person…textural and sophisticated.

Our spring weather is back after a day of rain…so looking forward to planting all my flower containers and flower beds.  Hope your weather wherever you are in the world is improving too.  My Australian friends tell me it is too hot and in Canada my friends say it is too cold.  Soon we should all be just right!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

weeds.

Keep those finger inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

B

Foxy Thank You…

If you have been following along, there have been several posts related to the anticipated arrival of our newest addition to the family in March.  Today I’ll share the set of “thank you” notes made to coordinate with the theme of my g’daughter’s nursery and shower including the invitations she and I worked on together…

Using her “woodland” theme, here are the note cards…

and a close up…

I will tell you I did use the MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment and tree at the same time.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry a similar tool (maybe in the future?) but it has made this project so much easier and faster not mention perfectly aligned and stamped.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 5″ notecards, plus Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Archival Basic Black and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Foxy Friends and All Things Thanks
  • Tools:  Micron Black .005 Pen, Window Sheet

Digits

  • Stamp the tree at lower left corner in Pear Pizazz and sentiment centered top in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut a piece of Window Sheet 2-5/8″ x 4″.  Center this sheet over card front and mark in pencil all four corners.  Using the .005 Black Micron Pen (you could substitute the Project Life Journaling Pen) draw the loops at each corner then connect with wavy line.  Where images are met, skip the border line and start again after image.
  • Stamp fox on scrap Thick Whisper White CS in Calypso Coral and face features in Archival Basic Black.  Fussy cut the image and attach to card front overlapping the tree with dimensionals.

Hopefully I can share pictures of the occasion with you early next week.

So today is Valentines…do you have any special plans?  Sweetums and I are cooking a meal together and maybe sharing something very chocolate!

Look what is blooming in my front yard!…

These are so dainty…maybe 5″ tall.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all.  the.  time.

And keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Friends & Hearts…

There are so many different parts of my “job” I love and one of them is being able to make just a little something for a friend “just because”.  We don’t always need a reason for a thoughtful gift…

So I made this for a neighbor/friend I met only a year or so ago.  We just “clicked” and have so much in common…

Being as Valentine’s is next week, this seemed the perfect gift to share with her…

And a close up…

There aren’t many instructions for this one.  The frame is from Hobby Lobby and should fit in nicely with her home décor.  Hopefully she will use this each year at Valentine time.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Gray and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Hello Life (retired, sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Craft White Ink, small round brush

Digits

  • The open in this mat is 5″ x 5″ so I cut the Thick Whisper White 5-1/2″ square.
  • Stamp the tree image slightly left of center in Basic Gray.  With small round brush and Craft White Ink Refill, highlight left side of tree trunk and top side of limbs.  Let dry or heat.
  • Punch hearts with Confetti Hearts Border Punch with Real Red Cardstock.  Using Multipurpose Glue add hearts.  I kept the larger ones to the center and smaller hearts out.  Place a few hearts falling to the ground.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Run a bead of multipurpose glue around edges and place behind mat.

Classes today and Monday here at Rambling Rose Studio.  We are making some really pretty projects I hope everyone will be excited about.

Spring weather is back here in Tennessee…I’ll take it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

My two furbabies always dance with me rain or shine…

Stay inky…Be Happy!

B