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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!

 

 

 

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Window Box Surprise…

Some of you may have had trouble accessing this site yesterday as I left it open on my computer and didn’t realize the problem until I tried to log on myself.  So sorry…

But for those of you who did log on and for all your sweet comments about my daughter’s HaPpY mail…thanks a bunch.  She had a little foot surgery yesterday and just wasn’t feeling herself.

Today’s post was just the most fun to make…and so easy!

I’m loving this framelit!  This whole project took me maybe 20 minutes.

The flowers are from the Special Reason Buncle…

I punched every other side panel for more light to escape…

Previously I posted a white box with a flower on top (you can scroll down to find it if you missed it) and I have plans for a box for a baby shower.  But wouldn’t these be pretty on a dinner table or at a wedding reception/shower?  Seriously the possibilities are endless.

Here are the ordering numbers if you’d like to pop over and order any of these supplies from pages 42-43 in the Occasions Catalog by clicking on the “shop now” star to the left…Special Reason Bundle (flowers) #144720 and Window Shopping Bundle (box) #142726.  Questions?  Leave me a comment…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Special Reason
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stylish Stems Framelits, Window Box Thinlits 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and Linen Thread.  The tea light was bought at Hobby Lobby.

Digits:

  • Cut your Bermuda Bay cardstock 6″ x 11″.  Lay the box framelit to the short edge, place one of the side panel and the large top panel inside the box panel and cut.  Cut another box from the same sheet of cardstock.  It just fits!  Cut off two side panel tabs on ONE of the box pieces.  Lay the pieces facing in opposite direction (meaning the large top/bottom faces one direction and opposite for the other piece)  Glue with Multipurpose Glue the side tab to connect the top to the bottom.  Burnish score lines on the bottom (pick either one) and glue the two tabs that will connect the bottom to the side panels on both sides of this piece and repeat for the top.  You will have one tab that just tucks in so that the top of the box will open.  Insert tea light and close tab.
  • Stamp flowers on scrap of Whisper White CS with Pool Party tapping edges with a sponge and Bermuda Bay before stamping.  Use Daffodil Delight and More Mustard for smaller flower.  Stamp leaves in Pear Pizazz.  Use Framelits to cut out all in one pass through Big Shot.  Attach to side of box with dimensionals and Multipurpose Glue.
  • Make box with several loops of ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  I used hot glue for the attachment of the bow.

You are going to love this set for so many reason and in every color!

It’s Friday!  Hope your weekend is just what you need.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

like the shoe company says, “just do it!”

Be HaPpY … Stay inky!

 

 

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Little Things…

Little things that come in small packages sometimes contain big surprises.  Today I’ll show you a small box that is not only pretty, but has room to spare for a BIG surprise…

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Can’t you just imagine an engagement ring in there?

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or a necklace or bracelet for Valentines?

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this framelit set can cut more than succulents…

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and the Stitched Squares Framelits (next to smallest one) fits the sides just right!

This box took me 30 minutes to make using four different framelit sets and I’m over the moon about giving it away.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizazz and Watermelon Wonder Cardstock

Ink:  Craft Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder

Stamps:  Window Shopping

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rose Garden Thinlits, Succulent Framelits, Window Box Thinlits, Stitched Square Framelits, White Embossing Powder and Sponge Dauber

Digits

  • Cut two Window Boxes (it will take most all of a single sheet of cardstock).  Cut both side tabs off one.
  • Cut design in top of one.  This will be the top of your box.  Cut two sides with heart design  (be sure the design is right side up).  Still working on just the top of the box, cut just the six sided part of the box top from Watermelon Wonder and trim just inside score lines.  Add underneath box top with multipurpose glue.  Burnish all score lines on this top piece with your bone folder and set aside.
  • Working with what will be the bottom of the box, cut side design in center panel (be sure the design is right side up).  Cut six Watermelon Wonder squares with next to smallest Stitched Framelit Die.  Add one behind each panel that has been cut with design using multipurpose glue.  With the other three squares, stamp design in Craft Whisper White Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Add these panels to the outside of your box on the three panels that were not cut with a design.
  • Glue together with multipurpose glue or Tear ‘n Tape starting with the side taps of each box.  Then the tabs that will attach the top and bottom together.
  • Now let’s make that flower for the top.  Cut one of each size succulent in Thick Whisper White.  Using Sponge Dauber, add Watermelon Wonder to the tips of each petal on each piece.  Use a small circle of multipurpose glue in the centers of each layer to put together.  Now cut just the leaves from the Rose Garden Thinlits twice.  Trim if necessary and add to bottom of flower with multipurpose glue and to box top with hot glue.
  • I also cut just the six-sided piece in Watermelon Wonder, trimmed and added to the bottom of the box … makes it even sturdier.
  • Inside the box top would be a wonderful place to add a sentiment or banner with a sentiment.

I can tell you there are many more box ideas in my future…so if you like this set as much as I do…stay tuned!

Today is Friday and that is “date night” at my house.  We plan a dinner out and a movie.  315 channels and nothing to watch on TV!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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be proud.

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

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Special Reason…

Here is another “all occasion” card similar to one posted earlier this week as a sympathy card, but this time in landscape mode rather than opening like a book…

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and opened it looks like this…

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you notice there is no sentiment inside so you could add that as the occasion dictated.

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Did you notice the envelope?  So easy to do…

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The Falling in Love Designer Series Paper just pulls this whole piece together…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock, plus Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feather Together (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Stylish Stems Framelits

Digits

  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Blushing Bride layers (cut three) are 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to front and two inside panels with SNAIL
  • The DSP layers (cut three) are 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached over Blushing Bride layers with SNAIL
  • The smaller card is Blushing Bride CS cut at 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut (2) Sahara Sand pieces 3-3/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Attach one inside the card with SNAIL.  Cut large flower with framelit in bottom right corner of second piece.  Stamp greeting over flower in Archival Basic Black.  Attach a band of seam bind around this piece and attach with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach bow over band with glue dots.
  • Inside the smaller card cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS 3-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut small flower in bottom right corner with framelit.  Add your sentiment to this layer.  Attach over Sahara Sand layer with SNAIL.
  • Attach this smaller card inside larger card with multipurpose glue so the smaller card can fold over the front cover of the larger card when it is closed.
  • For the envelope I used a bone folder to take the envelope apart.  Cut the smaller flower from the envelope in lower left corner.  Add a piece of 1-3/4″ square Blushing Bride CS inside the envelope with multipurpose glue.  Use SNAIL on envelope flaps to put back together.

Just this morning word came that 25 swaps cards would be needed Friday week…eeeekkkk!  That has thrown a wrench in my schedule as I am working on a commission piece to go into the mail the same day…Guess I better get my bum in gear!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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always.

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

 

 

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Our 50th Anniversary…

It’s true…Sweetums and I have been married 50 years next month!  We have had the most incredible, lucky life together…

A card kept sneaking into my mind to make for him, but finding the right time to be able to create it was difficult.  Life kept getting in the way.

But this week there was an afternoon open when he was playing golf and I had nothing pressing and it was the perfect time to devote to this special card for him…

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I knew it should look vintage and of course have gold included.  The new Falling in Love Designer Series Paper had the perfect design…

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It opens like this…

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to reveal the inside.  I hope to include a photo on the left side.  You can see the envelope was treated with the same vintage theme.  Here’s a close up…

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He always appreciates my designs and I just know he will love this card and it will make my heart happy to give it to him!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Gold Foil plus Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand, VersaMark Clear
  • Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic, Butterfly Basics and Number of Years
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lace Doilies, 1/8″ Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Large Numbers Framelits, Gold Baker’s Twine, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Sahara Sand base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The smaller Very Vanilla card is 8″ x 3-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4″
  • Let’s work on the larger card first.  Cut two pieces of DSP 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Sponge all edges with Sahara Sand and attach to both sides inside the larger card with SNAIL.  On the front of the larger card cut the DSP 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge all edges with Sahara Sand.  Cut a piece of Gold Foil 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″  Attach to card front with multipurpose glue.  Add sponged DSP on top with SNAIL.
  • Now lets work on the small card.  Attach to larger card inside with multipurpose glue so that it opens from left to right or opposite most cards.
  • On the inside small panel cut a piece of DSP 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ and attach with SNAIL.  Cut Very Vanilla CS 3″ x 3-1/2″. Attach over DSP layer with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of Lace Doily to fit bottom right corner and sponge with Sahara Sand.  Attach with sponge and multipurpose glue.
  • On the right panel inside the smaller card cut a piece of DSP 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Sponge edges with Sahara Sand and stamp a collage using Sahara Sand and stamps from Awesomely Artistic and Butterfly Basics stamp sets.  Attach to panel with SNAIL.
  • Now for the front of the smaller card cut a piece of Gold Foil 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.
  • Cut a piece of DSP 3-1/8″ x 3-5/8″.  Sponge edges with Sahara Sand and use the same stamp sets to stamp collage with Sahara Sand.  Glue these two layers together with SNAIL.  Add a band of 1/8″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon to left side and attach on back with SNAIL.   Add these two layers to front of smaller card with multipurpose glue.
  • Make a bow with several loops of Very Vanilla Ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to ribbon band with glue dots.  Cut numbers from Gold Foil and add to card front with multipurpose glue.  Stamp “TH” just above and to the right of the number.
  • Cut a banner from Gold Foil.  Stamp “anniversary” in VersaMark on scrap of Very Vanilla, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Glue together with multipurpose glue leaving the gold layer showing at top.  Add to card front with strip of adhesive.
  • The envelope was treated like the layers, sponging edges with Sahara Sand and collaging the whole surface.

What a special celebration we will have and I know Sweetums will love his anniversary card.  We plan several trips this year in celebration…

Thanks so much for stopping by today for this post.  Hope you are having an awesome day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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or end.

I’m inky…and HaPpY!

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Golden Anniversary…

It’s somewhat unusual these days…a couple staying together 50 years.  So when that happens in my life, it’s the perfect opportunity to make them a special card to celebrate the occasion.

This new stamp set (releasing in January 2017) called “So in Love” along with the coordinating So Detailed Thinlits Dies was my choice for today’s post…

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This whole suite of coordinating products on pages 50 – 52 is awesome.  (If you need a catalog, leave me a message)  I mean, SU! thought of everything!  Now I’m using this card for an anniversary, but it would so make the perfect wedding card or Valentine’s.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Cardstock, Gold Foil and Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink;  VersaMark
  • Stamps:  So in Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon, Falling in Love Embellishments, Linen Thread, So Detailed Thinlits and Gold Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • Cut two Gold Foil panels.  You can fold the solid side around the fold and one side of the card front or leave them showing and overlap the panels in the center.  Attach with small dots of multipurpose glue.
  • The “belly band” is 1-1/2″ x 11″.  Stamp sentiment and flower in VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Fold around card center and attach together at back with SNAIL.  Add Very Vanilla embellishments with multipurpose glue.
  • Make several loops with 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach to lower center of “belly band” with glue dots.
  • Inside (I should have taken a pic) there is a Gold Foil layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Very Vanilla layer over it 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  There is one flower in the lower right corner created with VersaMark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.

Very elegant card if you have a Golden Anniversary coming up or a wedding…

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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definitely.

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

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A Love Note…

Do you remember in elementary school making a Valentine mailbox?  All the kids in your class would drop a card inside and some of the messages ended with “check yes or no”?

Pretty soon Valentine love notes will be all digital…

But today we can enjoy making those love notes and sending them to all the special people in our lives.  Here’s one that will work for almost anyone on your list…

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Isn’t that heart border pretty? …and so easy to do.  Inside the small envelope is a small love note that says, “I love you”.  How sweet is that?  If you were making these with your kids or g’kids, you could just make the 3″ square with the envelope and love note inside.  Simple!

Either way, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock, plus Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Real Red, Blushing Bride and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sealed with Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Stitched Squares Framelits, Scalloped Square Framelits, Love Notes Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • Cut front edge with hearts border framelit.  I trimmed away the edge on the right side of the hearts because they weren’t trimmed evenly.
  • Add a piece of DSP on the card front 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ with SNAIL.
  • Cut a Real Red Scalloped square and a Thick Whisper White stitched square to fit over the Real Red square.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on Whisper White layer.  Attach squares together with SNAIL and to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut envelope from scrap Whisper White attaching corners with glue dots.  Cut envelope flap liner from DSP and attach to envelope flap with SNAIL.  Add to card front squares bottom center with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp small hearts in Blushing Bride and Real Red (use markers to color) on scrap Whisper White and cut with framelit.  Stamp “I Love You” sentiment on this small note and slide into envelope.
  • Inside there is a 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Real Red layer with a 4-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ Whisper White layer.  Stamp some hearts in Real Red and Blushing Bride in lower right corner and on envelope to coordinate.

Valentine’s, weddings and anniversary celebrations will be a snap with this bundle in your inventory.  This set you will use over and over all year long.

My stamping “peeps” will be coming over Monday for our annual Christmas party.  We are doing a “shoebox swap”, swapping and taking gifts under $10 and oh yes! eating our favorite holiday snacks brought by all.  Hot apple cider and lots of good cheer.  It will be a fun day here at the studio!  Wish you all could be here…how much fun would that be?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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sounds reasonable.

Good time to stay inky and be HaPpPy!

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So In Love (again)…

My Christmas cards are made and half the envelopes have been addressed…but no two are alike.  Nope, no mass producing here because I’ve been making Christmas cards since August!

So you will understand when I tell you the post today is not a Christmas card?

Today the stamp set “So In Love” was used for a Valentine, wedding or anniversary card.  Or a card for anytime you just want to let someone know you love them.

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and the inside looks like this…

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An “anytime” I love you card…right?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Real Red and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  So In Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ White Seam Binding, Circles and Squares Stitched Framelits, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ .
  • Cut a piece of a different patterned DSP 1-3/4″ x 6″ and attach to first DSP diagonally with SNAIL.  Turn to back and trim corners.  Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Using Real Red Ink and stem with leaves stamp, create a wreath on a scrap of Thick Whisper White.  Add sentiment in center with Archival Basic Black Ink.  Cut out with Circles Stitched Framelit that fits your wreath best.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Make a multi-looped bow with ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card front under wreath with Glue Dots.
  • Using Real Red Cardstock and a  Scalloped Square Framelit and a Stitched Square Framelit from Whisper White that will fit just inside the Scalloped square attached with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and attach to card inside with SNAIL.
  • The heart was cut from DSP and attached with SNAIL.

Real Red Ink and Whisper White Cardstock are a color combination that is always crisp, clean and pleasing to the eye.

Do you forgive me for not posting Christmas cards?  How many of you have already come up with the design, bought the supplies and at least have started producing your cards?  That’s what I thought.  If not, let me know.  I will send you ideas with your favorite current stamp set.

Today begins the Year End Sales at Stampin’ Up!  There are some REALLY good deals out there.  If you’d like to shop, click here.

Did you know Sale-A-Bration starts January 1st?  It is the best time of the year to become a SU! Demo with no obligations and all kinds of perks.  I’d be so happy to welcome you to our group, the Rambling Rose BUDS.  Have questions?  Leave me a message…

Here is your “B-ism” for today…

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Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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So In Love…

It’s my guess most of you have either finished your own Christmas cards or at least have decided on the design and they are a work in progress.  So today I’d like to give you a peek at some more new products coming up January 1st…

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and inside…

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This just may be my anniversary card for Sweetums this February…I love everything about this card.  The watercoloring, stitched framelits and the sentiment.  This card combines two new sets and also new Designer Series Paper “Falling In Love”.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Blushing Bride, Basic Grey, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Water Color Paper and Falling In Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Strawberry Slush
  • Stamps:  Mediterranean Moments and So In Love (sentiments)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Oval Stitched Framelits, Silver Doily, 5/8″ Basic Grey Ribbon (retired), SU! Water Color Pencils and a small round water color brush

Digits

  • The Blushing Bride base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Designer Series Paper layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Silver Doily was attached to card front at right middle with Multipurpose Glue
  • The Basic Grey layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″.
  • The Water Color Paper layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamped with Archival Basic Black, colored with SU! Water Color Pencils and painted with a small round brush and water.  Add to Basic Grey layer with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Add ribbon to right side and tie in knot.  Add layers to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and Strawberry Slush on Thick Whisper White CS.  Cut out with Stitched Oval Framelit and attach top left with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Basic Grey layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and Strawberry Slush at top center.  Run SNAIL across back of 4″ of ribbon then lay down with pleats at bottom right.  Attach to Basic Grey layer with SNAIL.

We were up half the night as our weather alert alarms were very active with severe thunderstorms and tornado alerts.  You’ve probably seen the fire devastation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on the national news.  Those fires were fueled by strong wind sheers and of course the extreme drought suffered in this area since last spring…the perfect storm.  Gatlinburg is about a 90 minute drive from where we live and a popular tourist destination in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The first market experience is notched on my belt!  Two ten-hour days of “first” experiences.  I came home with very little product, which is good!  I met lots of new people including several who asked me to email my class schedule and gave away some catalogs.  My respect for festival and market vendors is at a new high…it is so much work before the event, during and after.  Would I do it again?  Ask me in a week or so…

Hope you liked this card today.  It would make a valentine, anniversary or even a wedding card I think.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Be sure to come back tomorrow and in the meantime….

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

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Gold On Gold…

So yesterday I told you I had made a mistake on the card posted, but challenged you to find it…

Here’s that card…

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The “mistake” was made while embossing the gold pine boughs.  Some of the VersaMark Ink and Gold EP got on the Gold Foil and made a nice impression where I didn’t want it.  Those impressions were covered up with the white pine boughs.  But I loved the effect of the Gold EP on the Gold Foil.

So I made this…

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and loved it!  So I shared this technique of embossing on Foil with a live video on facebook today.  This card is fairly simple and fast to make and would be an excellent mass produced card.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Gold Foil
  • Ink:  VersaMark and Basic Black Archival or StazOn Black
  • Stamps:  Christmas Pines and Greetings From Santa
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Gold Embossing Powder, Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″.  Stamp pine boughs and pine cones with VersaMark leaving room at top of this layer for bow and at bottom for sentiment.  Sprinkle with Gold EP and heat from the back of Gold Foil paper.  Stamp greeting at lower left corner (I only used part of this sentiment)  Let this ink dry.  Make double loops with sating ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to top of pine boughs and pine cones with Glue Dots.
  • Add Gold Foil layer to Thick Whisper White layer with Multipurpose Glue.  Add these two layers to card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Inside there is a Gold Foil layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ on top.
  • How easy was that?  And such an elegant Christmas card…

Tomorrow’s post will give you a choice for the card front…Clean, crisp watercolor or sparkly, snow scene.  Be sure to stop by.

I wouldn’t be a good SU! Demo if I didn’t mention occasionally that all the products I use can be purchased at my online store…just click on the “Shop Now” star in the right column and your stampin’ goodies will be delivered to your door!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

sassy54

never quit.

Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!

B