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Surprise Post…

Today’s post happened completely unplanned…While sitting and going over my sketches and deciding on what DSP and color combinations to use, I was simultaneously opening the last piece of chewing gum from a box pack when BOOM! the box caught my attention.  My attention span is super limited!

The box started looking like a business card holder to me…which would probably only occur to me, but hey, look what came from that idea…

Here’s the box unglued…

Does that look like a business card holder to you?   Stay with me here…

Here the box has been glued with multipurpose glue to the new Fresh Floral DSP in Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut around the box with snips.

Glue a piece of coordinating DSP to what was the dark green area of the inside of the box and trim around the box again.  Can you see it yet?

More multipurpose glue was added to the flaps and then folded up the box and just held it in place for a bit.

Add your business cards and maybe a little bling…

All ready!  These would make a sweet gift for your downline that has decided to take their demonstratorship to a business level!  I love this new green but I can totally see this in that Berry Burst too!

If you have any questions or comments, let me know.  There really isn’t a Stuff ‘N Digits for this project, but once that idea jumped in my head…everything else left!

Thanks for stopping by today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

just another reason why so many cute shoes are necessary.

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

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Powder Pink Birthday…

There is everything feminine about today’s post…I mean everything from the color, to the flowers and all the way to pretty ribbon and bows.

See?  How sweet is that in the new color Powder Pink?

And in this Glamour Close Up the flowers take the stage.

And a side view to show the dimension and layers.

Here’s a peek inside.

Do you have someone who is super feminine that would enjoy a “girlie” card.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you need them.

Stuff

  • Paper:  Powder Pink and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Label Me Pretty
  • Embellishments:  Pretty Label Punch, 5/8″ White Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Dots Embossing Folder (retired), Strip Adhesive

Digits

  • The Powder Pink base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Powder Pink layer is 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Punch at top with Pretty Label Punch. Run through Big Shot with EF.  Attach a strip of ribbon around the bottom of this layer and attach with SNAIL.  Add Strip Adhesive around back edges.
  • Cut the Whisper White layer 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Lay the Powder Pink layer on top and light mark the punched opening.  Stamp image with Archival Basic Black and color in with markers.
  • Remove protective paper from Strip Adhesive and place Powder Pink layer over the stamped Whisper White layer.  Attach both layers to card front with SNAIL
  • Make a bow with several loops and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach to ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The floral pattern was “fussy cut” and added at the lower left corner with SNAIL.
  • The envelope isn’t shown but the flap was cover with a coordinating piece of DSP.

If you have a “girlie girl’s” birthday coming up…well, here you go!

Hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather like we are here in the South…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and I’ve decided to do just that.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

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The Old & The New…

Today’s post combines some retiring product and one new product to make a sweet Mother’s Day card…

The Copper Ribbon is totally new and fascinating to work with.  The DSP and framelits along with the coordinating stamp set will be retiring after this month…

Glamour close up featuring the Copper Ribbon and the new Glitter Enamel Dots.

And a side angle shot showing the dimension of all the layers.

How the card opens and folds together…

Can you believe next weekend is Mother’s Day?  I run like crazy every.  single.  day.  and still feel behind.

But if you need a card idea for Mother’s Day or really any occasion, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Thick Whisper White and Sweet Sugar Plum Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Stamps:  Oh So Succulent
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Succulent Framelits Dies, Copper Metallic Wire, Glitter Enamel Dots (June 2017), Copper Ribbon (June 2017), Pretty Label Punch (June 2017)

Digits

  • The Tip Top Taupe base card I 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored, folded and burnished on the long side at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″
  • The sentiment panel is 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The DSP layer is 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ attached to Tip Top Taupe panel with SNAIL.
  • Punch a Thick Whisper White and a Tip Top Taupe label with Pretty Label Punch.  Cut the Tip Top Taupe piece in half horizontally.  Stamp sentiment and small flower on the Whisper White label then add SNAIL to the back and place the two horizontal Tip Top Taupe pieces on the back letting them show top and bottom of the Whisper White label.  Add to previous panel with dimensionals.
  • Cut out the two smallest flowers with Oh So Succulent Framelits from Sweet Sugar Plum.  Attach together with glue dots and add Pink Glitter Enamel Dot to center.  Place a dimensional on the back.  Make three loops with Copper Wire and stick to the dimensional on back of flower then place flower in top left corner of panel.
  • Add DSP to the main card front panel that is folded back at the 2-3/4″ score line with SNAIL.  Pull Copper Ribbon apart with fingers making a wavy pattern.  When you have a piece long enough for your front panel, cut the ribbon.  Add SNAIL vertically down the front panel and lay the Copper Ribbon on top.
  • Add SNAIL to 1/3 of the back of the sentiment panel and place over the card panel with the Copper Ribbon.
  • Inside the card the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp larger flower in Sweet Sugar Plum and Archival Basic Black in lower right corner.  Add to inside of card with SNAIL.
  • This same flower was stamped on the front of the envelope on the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

I will miss this stamp set and the framelits.  When they were first introduced I found them so interesting and have made some great projects with them including several home décor pieces.

Thanks so much for stopping by today…hope your Monday is awesome!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

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Butterfly Birthday…

So this week when I highlighted the new InColor, Lemon Lime Twist, I also confessed how at first sight my thought was, “this color will look amazing with black!”…and it does.

Here’s another example…

Paired up with black and the Butterfly Basics stamp set it’s “winner, winner, chicken dinner!”

Glamour close up showing those Glitter Enamel Dots…B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!

And a side view showing the layers and dimension with an inside sneak peek…

And inside an itty bitty butterfly.

Everyday I make something…every. single.  day.  But some days its much easier than others and things just seem to flow together.  Today is one of those days…Yippee!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Bold Butter Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Black Patterned Washi Tape
  • Digits
  • The Smoky Slate base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp the flower, netting, postage stamp at lower right corner with Smoky Slate that has been stamped off.  Add two stripes of black patterned Washi tape.  Add spatters with Lemon Lime Twist marker and lid.  Add sentiment with Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Cut one Lemon Lime Twist butterfly and one Basic Black sectioned butterfly.  Attach together with glue dots or multipurpose glue.  At to card front at lower right corner with dimension strip in center so that wings are free.  Add this layer to top of Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Lemon Lime Twist with a layer of Whisper White.  Repeat Smoky Slate stamps in lower right corner and add some splats with Lemon Lime Twist marker.  Stamp small butter fly stamp with Archival Basic Black on Lemon Lime Twist scrap and punch.  Add inside over stamps/splatter with glue dots.
  • The envelope has a strip of Washi Tape with some of the stamps and splatter repeated to coordinate with card front.

Hope this card inspires you in your creative journey.

Oh!…I almost forgot.  I promised you a pic of Henry today…

Just can’t get much cuter than that!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and every day.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

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Spotlight Tranquil Tide…

Last but certainly not least this week spotlighting the new InColors is Tranquil Tide.  How are these colors even named?  Because I am a “green” person, anything in that family is good for me.

Here’s my post highlighting not only the color but the Fresh Floral Designer Series Pack as well…

There are three InColors here…Pink Powder, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.

Glamour close up…notice the bling?

Side view showing dimension and layers…

And a peek inside.

Every year I have a favorite new InColor, but this year I am more than pleased with all of them!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack and Vellum Cardstock
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Powder Pine, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stitched Ovals Framelits Dies, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Glitter Enamel Dots, Strip Adhesive, Clear Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The base Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add a little SNAIL to back of this layer and attach to Tranquil Tide layer temporarily.  Using 3-1/4″ Stitched Oval Framlit cut through both layers.  Separate layers and using the coordinating Scalloped Oval Framelit Die cut just the DSP layer.  Then attach these two layers together.  Add Strip Adhesive to back.
  • Cut chair from Lemon Lime Twist and add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Tranquil Tide 4-1/8″ x 1-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″.  Attach to CS with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of DSP 3-1/2″ x 1″ and attach with SNAIL to Whisper White.  Add all three layers to card front with SNAIL.
  • Place card front over base and lightly trace with pencil in top right and lower bottom of oval opening.  Remove and stamp branch in Soft Suede and flowers in Powder Pink.  Erase pencil marks.
  • Add oval layers to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock 7/8″ x 3-3/4″.  Add VersaMark then Tranquil Tide Ink to stamp then stamp on Vellum.  Cover with Clear EP and heat.  Add Glitter Enamel Dots to front and glue dots to back and place over oval opening on front of card.
  • Inside Cut a layer of DSp 3-1/2″ X 4-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White  2-5/8″ x 4″ and layer with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 2-5/8″ and add to bottom of Whisper White with SNAIL.  Stamp branch and flowers to coordinate with card front.
  • You can see in the photos the envelope was stamped with the same branch and flowers.

We have had a really rainy couple of days, but nothing compared to what I see on the news for other places out west and north of here.  A really bright spot for today is HENRY (my new gg’son) is coming to visit for the night?  Be ready for some pics tomorrow for sure!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep it inky…Be HaPpY!

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Spotlighting Fig…

What a classic color…Fig.  Maybe even a little formal.  And this fall will come in so handy creating those fall colors we all love.

Fig combined in beautiful patterns in the Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Pack offers countless combinations for beautiful creations…

Great color combination, Fig and the Fresh Floral DSP.

A glamour close up showing the Stitched Framelits…

and a side view showing dimension and a hint of what’s inside…

and a peek inside.

This card with this sentiment would work well for a wedding, anniversary, sympathy or even birthday.  Change the sentiment and you can go in several different directions.  So I’m calling this an “all occasion” card!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you in case you need a card that works for lots of things…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, and Fig Cardstock, plus Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Ink:  Fig, Sahara Sand and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, 5/8″ White Seam Binding (retired), Square Stitched Framelits Dies

Digits

  • The Fig base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Thick Whisper White CS layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The large scalloped fig square is 3″ square cut with the Stitched Framelit Dies.  The DSP large square is cut with the corresponding Stitched Square Framelit and attached to the Fig square with SNAIL then attached to card front at center top with SNAIL.
  • The lower rectangle is a piece of Whisper White 1-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ with a DSP piece 1-1/2″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL to Whisper White.  Add a band of ribbon attaching at back with SNAIL.  Make bow with several loops of ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach layers to lower card front with SNAIL.  Add bow with glue dots .
  • The small square is a piece of Fig cut with  2-1/2″ Scalloped Framelit Die.  The Whisper White square is cut with the corresponding Stitched Framelit Die.  Stamp flowers in Fig and branch with Sahara Sand.  Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Attach squares together with SNAIL and to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Whisper White piece is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a small piece of Fig at the bottom 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.  The floral design was “fussy cut” from DSP and add with SNAIL.
  • You can see the envelope was stamped with the same floral and branch to coordinate with the card front.

Hope your Thursday is going just the way you want it to go.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

rarely.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

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Spotlight Lemon Lime Twist…

This is a huge birthday month for me with several of them being male.  Are you as challenged by “male themed” cards as I am?

The reason (at least for me) might be that 85% of the cards I make are feminine in nature.  And I love flowers and soft, sweet colors…..

However, when the new InColors were first shown to me at OnStage in Savannah, and because I’m a “green” person…Lemon Lime Twist appealed to me immediately.  And just as quickly I envisioned it paired with black.

Here’s my Lemon Lime Twist, male themed with black post for you today…

That beacon of light is Daffodil Delight ink so you can see the contrast of these two colors.  Do you like Lemon Lime Twist paired with black?

Glamour close up shot…

Side view to show dimension…even the little piece of grass is set up as is the lighthouse and the double layer on front.

and a peek inside.  The sentiment is so appropriate…

If you feel as challenged as I do sometimes making male themed cards, tuck this one in your pocket for emergencies.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together (sentiments) and High Tide
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Urban Underground Embellishments and Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached over the Basic Black layer with SNAIL
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to the Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4″.  Stamp lighthouse on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Stamp one grass on same scrap and “fussy cut”.  Stamp sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist at top of this layer.  Position lighthouse to get an idea where you want the light beam to be and stamp.  Add lighthouse with dimensionals.  Stamp grass at base and add “fussy cut” grass to base with glue dot.  Splatter using Lemon Lime Twist marker and lid.  Add three silver stars.  Attach all three layers to center card front using Adhesive Strips.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ strip of DSP placed at the bottom with SNAIL.
  • You can see in the photo the same DSP was used to cover the envelope flap to coordinate with the card front.

Hope your Wednesday is a good one…if not, well…at least it is “hump day”!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

smiling…

Whatever…Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

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Powder Pink Spotlight…

Seriously love this new shade of pink…an alternate name for it might have been Fairy Dust Pink…but that’s just me.

Today’s new InColor spotlight falls on Powder Pink and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  These floral patterns in the new InColors give you endless opportunities to create gorgeous cards…

The challenge for me is to use a piece of each pattern…

a glamour close up…

a side view for dimension…

and a peek inside (got that last DSP design in!)

If you love Blushing Bride pink (which I definitely do!) this new pink is lighter and softer in shade.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The first layer of Powder Pink CS is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The second layer of Fresh Florals DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The diagonal DSP layer was cut 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Place one top corner on paper cutting line and the opposite bottom corner and cut diagonally.  Add one layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Pink Powder CS 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ and a piece of Thick Whisper White the same size.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on white layer and chair stamps using Sahara Sand and Pink Powder.  Attach these to layers together askew then add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Powder Pink layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ as is the Thick Whisper White layer.  Attach these two layers together askew with SNAIL.  Fussy cut floral design and add with SNAIL. Add DSP strip at bottom of Whisper White layer 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ with SNAIL.
  • I didn’t take a pic of the coordinating envelope, but the envelope flap was lined with the Fresh Floral DSP

We are still decompressing for our whirlwind weekend trip to NYC and processing everything we were able to fit in such a short trip…amazing!  Because this trip was 100% kid oriented, we didn’t get to the 911 Memorial which I really wanted to see.  Guess Sweetums and I will have to go back!

Hope you are having a terrific day…today was Stampin’ Up!’s Demo Pre-order day!  This demo was up early to get my picks processed and on their way.  So many beautiful things to share with you.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all day every day…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

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Spotlight Berry Burst…

It occurred to me over the weekend that spotlighting one of the new colors each day this week would be fun.  What?  You thought I had my posts done weeks in advance?  Pardon me while I smile…

It seemed like a good idea at the time and I’m going for it this week starting with the new InColor Berry Burst…

and the close up glamour shot…

notice those pretty InColor Glitter Enamel Dots?

and a side view showing dimension…

And a peek inside plus showing some envelope decoration.

In addition to spotlighting the new InColor Berry Burst I wanted to highlight the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack too.  How pretty is that?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Berry Burst Cardstock, plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first Berry Burst layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached over Berry Burst layer with SNAIL
  • The large square of Berry Burst CS is 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ centered at top and attached with SNAIL
  • The large square of DSP is 3-1/2″ square and attached to Berry Burst square with SNAIL.
  • The bottom Berry Burst rectangle is 4-1/8″ x 1-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP on top of the Berry Burst rectangle is 1″ x 4-1/8″
  • The Small square of Berry Burst is 2-1/2″ square.
  • The Thick Whisper White Square on top is 2-3/8″ square.  The floral was “fussy cut” from DSP and attach with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add three Glitter Enamel Dots in Berry Burst and add this square to the Berry Burst square with SNAIL.  Add completed square to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Berry Burst 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ with a top layer of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  The DSP was cut 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ attached at bottom of Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope was decorated with a piece of DSP cut 4-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ then cut with framelit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and attached with SNAIL

My intention was to show all four floral designs in Berry Burst on this card.  This would be a good card to make in all five colors because it could be used for so many different occasions.

It’s so nice to be home and sleep in my own bed with my furbabies last night…not to say we didn’t have the most wonderful birthday weekend in NYC.  The whole trip was a surprise for our g’daughter, Lyla who turned ten.  She didn’t know she was going until right before boarding the flight.  She thought they were taking Daddy to the airport for work.  When he handed her the boarding pass he said, “Happy Birthday!”  They have a video of her reaction…priceless!

Then when they arrived, Sweetums and I were waiting for them in baggage claim…another surprise!

This was taken right after she found us.

My favorite shot of the group including Lyla’s Grammie, Mom, Amy, brother, Jameson and Dad, Jeff.  We are walking along Times Square on the way to Carmine’s Italian Restaurant and paused for this “selfie”.

They are such clowns…

We had a fantastic experience and made some wonderful memories!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

we call it a “uie”…necessary

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

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Just Breathe…

Bicycling is one thing I loved to do as a child and still do today.  The new Bike Ride stamp set and coordinating framelits made my heart smile when I first saw it.  And guess what?  I won this set at OnStage!

What I don’t have right now is the coordinating Framelits.  So to use this set (I totally can’t wait for the Framelits) I needed to mask and get creative.

But wait!  That’s my job and I’m dang good at it…let’s see.

So it is possible to create a card just using the stamps…

Glamour close up…is that puppy cute or what?

Some masking keeps the wheels behind the bike frame.

And a peek inside.  I intentionally let the sentiment off to add later.

I have a bike with a basket and that bench in the back and stamped this one the same color as mine…I love it.  Will I be ordering the framelits next Tuesday?…You betcha!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Bermuda Bay Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Baked Brown Sugar (retired)
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride and Colorful Seasons (sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge (road lines)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired), Stencil

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Bermuda Bay layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to based card with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment with Archival Basic Black at top right corner.  Stamp main frame of bike in Coastal Cabana (or whatever color you want your bike to be) then stamp on post it note and “fussy cut” a mask.  Add mask over bike.  Stamp tires in Smoky Slate, rims in Coastal Cabana.  Add pupply bench in Coastal Cabana.  Add basket using two step stamping.  Stamp solid in Baked Brown Sugar and outline stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp outline of leaves and flowers.  Color with markers in Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive.
  • Remove mask.  Stamp puppy in Baked Brown Sugar and Archival Basic Black.  Use Watermelon Wonder for his kerchief.
  • Stamp handlebar handles, bike seat and pedals in Coastal Cabana.  Add streamers from handles with marker.
  • Using markers add tire, rim and spokes where they are missing on back wheel.
  • Mask wheels and add post it note across card front where you want the road to be.  I used a stencil and Baked Brown Sugar to imply tire prints and Smoky Slate lines using Gorgeous Grunge.
  • Unmask wheels.  Punch flowers in three colors or stamp on scrap Whisper White the largest flower from basket color with marker and fussy cut.  Add to card front with glue dots.  I was going for flowers flying out of the basket…
  • Inside there is a layer of Bermuda Bay 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the black outline and then the flowers in Daffodil Delight.  I used Sahara Sand for the paper wrap stamp.

It will be interesting to see how different this same card will look when I have those framelits in my hot little hands.  I’ll re-do this card and post it…might even change the color!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

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

 

 

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