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Quilted Gold…

Here is another example of my playing with the Christmas Quilt bundle…love this set.  You can make it soft and sweet or elegant and metallic…

With the addition of the gold foil, this card turns into an elegant holiday greeting.

 

Lots of different textures create interest…

 

That quilted Embossing Folder is just gorgeous.

 

Inside gold embossed message and woven gold ribbon coordinate with the card front.

I confess to not liking to mass produce cards…I just can’t do it.  But if I did, this one would look much more complicated than it really is and comes together quickly.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Gold Foil and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/4″ Gold Woven Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card bas is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with Quilt Top EF and attached to Gold Foil layer with multipurpose glue
  • With stitched star framelit cut one from Gold Foil and one from Thick Whisper White CS.  Offset points and glue together.  Add to top center of card front with dimensionals..
  • Cut a 1-1/2″ square gold foil piece and cut center with open flower framelit die.  Add to stitched stars with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp “peace” in VersaMark ink on 5/8″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White CS. Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Placement of stamp toward top to leave room for gold foil leaves and pearls.  Cut two gold foil leaves and attach under “peace” with glue dots.  Add three Basic Pearls.  Tag one end with snips.
  • Cut a piece of Gold Foil 3/4″ x 2-5/8″.  Tag one end with snips.  Glue to “peace” piece with multipurpose glue.  Add a loop of ribbon to right side with glue dots.  Then add to bottom center of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the gold foil layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Embossed at the bottom with Quilt Top EF.  Add a piece of ribbon attached at back with SNAIL.  Add this layer over the gold foil layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Use Embossing Buddy where sentiment will go.  Stamp greeting with VersaMark ink, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.
  • I also embossed the envelope flap with the Quilt EF to coordinate with card front.

We are home today…well 2 a.m. this morning from our whirlwind weekend in California.  Great weekend with family for a surprise 80th birthday for Sweetums oldest brother.  He was stunned.  So sweet the memories we will keep.

Hope your holiday weekend is a sweet memory too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Peace Wreath…

Today’s post uses a hand drawn border and another drippy water color…

There’s also some splattering, embossing and of course, that Linen Thread bow for good measure!

A glamour close up shows off the details…

The Linen Thread bow is the natural embellishment.

And inside…

Now I’m just gonna admit up front that the slight orange tinge you see on the card front was washed off the masking tape.  I was reusing the tape.  Not a bad look, but just keep that in mind if you are reusing your masking tape.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Old Olive and VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Silver Embossing Powder, .005 Black Micron Pen or Black Journal Pen, Small Brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist 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″.  Tape a border on water color paper to a hard surface.  Wet the water color paper with a spritzer or brush.  Stamp base of wreath with Lemon Lime Twist and tilt the paper so the wreath runs down card front.  Let dry naturally.  Really…just go away and do something else for a bit.
  • Over stamp the wreath with the base stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp detailed wreath in Emerald Envy once and again without lining up or reinking.  Add VersaMark dots around the wreath and sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Stamp center of wreath in Old Olive or any of the green colors a couple of times…do not line up points.
  • Stamp sentiment in VersaMark and sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Add splatters in color of your choice.
  • Remove masking and doodle a border with Micron Pen or Journaling Pen.
  • Make Linen Bow and add at top with glue dots.  For video on making the bow go here.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ add with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp wreath several times in different colors of green at lower left corner.  Add to card with SNAIL.
  • You could also add this wreath to your envelope front to coordinate with the card front.

This was so much fun to make and I can see myself mass producing this one.

Hope you and your family are enjoying a peaceful Labor Day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and I’ll need it as we’re flying in today from California on a “red eye”!

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!

B

Quilted Greetings…

Years ago I was a serious quilter and every time I see a quilt my heart yearns to find a pattern and go shopping for fabric.  The thing is,,, too many hobbies (there are many) create less time for so many things I’d like to do…maybe one day.

So when the Holiday Catalog was released, the Quilted Christmas bundle was #1 on my list.  I mean, how can you resist combining stamping and quilting?

Here’s one of many created with this set so far…

Isn’t that quilting Embossing Folder awesome?

If you are or want to be a quilter, this makes your heart sing!

Love Pool Party and Powder Pink color combo…

And this sentiment…perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you are a quilter at heart too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Powder Pink Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Powder ink
  • Stamps:  Wood Words and Christmas Quilt
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Wood Crate Framelits Dies (tag) Linen Thread, Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp stitched star in Smoky Slate centered at top of this layer.  Then stamp star in Powder Pink and Pool Party crisscrossing in center and lining up with stitches.
  • Cut out star with Framelits.  Add a band of the 1/2″ Powder Pink ribbon at the bottom of this layer with SNAIL.  Add layer to card front with SNAIL.  Add quilt pieces back into stitched star frame with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp “for you” in Smoky Slate on scrap Thick Whisper White CS then cut out with Wood Words framelit.
  • Make a bow with Powder Pink 1/2″ ribbon tying center with Linen Thread, add tag then continuing tying thread in bow.
  • Inside the Powder Pink layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Emboss just a portion at the bottom of this layer.  Add sentiment in Smoky Slate and attach over Powder Pink layer with SNAIL.
  • I also “quilted” the envelope flap for this card.

Next week I will share several more cards with you that are and are not quilted.  Love this set!

Sending you hugs and HaPpY thoughts for a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Take a double dose…of both!

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

B

Merry Quilted…

These little pizza sized boxes are awesome!  They are so easy to decorate and the inside is coated perfectly for Christmas treats.

Just couldn’t resist making one with the Christmas Quilt suite…

The green sprigs and miniature ornament fit perfectly!

And inside are 3″ x 3″ note cards with envelopes.

The inside lid seemed the best place to add a holiday message.  I can see a lot of these in my future…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you in case you see these little gift boxes in your future too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Real Red
  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mini Ornaments, Green Springs and Quilt Builder Framelit Dies, Linen Thread, hot glue and Mini Pizza Boxes

Digits

  • The lid top and inside the lid first layer of DSP is 3-3/8″ square and attached with SNAIL.
  • The second layer of DSP on the top lide is 3-1/4″ square.
  • The red star is cut with the framelit from the DSP and attached to the lid with dimensionals.
  • The green sprig was trimmed flat on the underneath side to be able to lie flat and attached with hot glue.
  • Tie a bow of Linen Thread around the top of the ornament and add to lid with hot glue.
  • The second Thick Whisper White layer on the inside lid is 2-5/8″ square.  Stamp message in Archival Basic Black before running through Big Shot in the Quilted EF then attach with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp four flowers in Real Red and Archival Basic Black.  Cut with framelit and add one to top left corner inside lid.
  • Cut three 3″ x 6″ pieces of Thick Whisper White, score, fold and burnish at 3″.
  • Cut three 2-7/8″ square pieces of Thick Whisper White.  Run through Big Shot with EF.  Attach to note card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut three Thick Whisper White stars with framelit and add to front of note cards with multipurpose glue.
  • Add one red flower to top of each note card with dimensionals.
  • Cut four pieces of DSP 3/4″ x 3-3/8″.  Attach to sides of box bottom and back of top lid since the flaps on the box top fold inside the box.

These would be great to make at a class that was product specific.

We are enjoying the rain again today (we really needed rain) and cool temperatures.  It seems to make both furbabies sleepy…all they do is nap!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

a good reminder with all the name calling these days.

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Merry Cheer…

So yesterday we talked about making a tree stamp from the Build A Border Thinlits Dies with fun foam.  If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, you can see it here.

Today I’ve created a forest of Christmas trees in the snow made from Embossing Paste mixed with Dazzling Diamonds…Oh boy is this ever pretty in person!

Here’s the fun foam stamp again on water color paper all moody and drippy.

In this close up you get an idea of the dimension of the snow with the Embossing Paste.  The “snow” was made with Craft White Ink and a stylus.

I love this card, but truthfully if I were to remake it, I’d leave off the suggestions of the sun.  If you make this card, see what you think before adding the sun.

Alright, let’s get to those Stuff ‘N Digits so you can get started…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Marina Mist, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow (retired) you could substitute Always Artichoke
  • Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree, fun foam trees and Seasonal Lantern (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Craft White Ink, Round brush or Aqua Painter, masking or painter’s tape

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The water color paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape water color paper border onto a flat surface.  Wet the surface of the water color paper with a spritzer or brush.  Stamp a set of trees across the paper in Lemon Lime Twist.  Tilt paper so that color can “bloom” toward the bottom.  Let dry naturally and completely.
  • Stamp over trees again in Lemon Lime Twist with evergreen tree from Lovely As A Tree.  Over stamp again in Old Olive and then Mossy Meadow or any darker green.
  • Using brush, wet water color paper between trees and all of sky area.  Drop Marina Mist reinker in space between trees and tilt paper to let the color run toward the sky area.  You can encourage movement with a wet brush and add more color if you need it.  You can also create clouds with a smooshed tissue absorbing color here and there.  Let dry completely and naturally.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black ink
  • Mix a small amount of Embossing Paste with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds.  Add to tree limbs with the Piercing Tool or anything you feel comfortable working with.  Let dry.
  • Add snow in the sky and on trees with White Craft Ink refill.  This does take overnight to dry at least!
  • Add water color art to card front with multipurpose glue.

These are so much fun to make…but I wouldn’t want to mass produce them…no way!

We are expecting rain from Texas and Louisana this afternoon and tomorrow.  Nothing like what the folks in those states have experienced though.  What a tragedy.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

nothing.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Pumpkin Spice…

Not too much longer and it will be pumpkin spice kind of weather and hopefully beautiful gold fall colors and cool temperatures…

Today’s post is a card for just those type of days…

Do you love the fall colors?  And that sentiment from Painted Harvest is my favorite!

I tried a torn edge on the watercolor paper and decided I liked it…

And in the close up you can see the Cajun Craze splatters.

Here’s how this all started…well, actually it started with a crazy idea I had one night when sleep wouldn’t come.  You’ll be proud of me for NOT getting up to immediately make this idea.

First I made my own stamp from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (because I forgot to order the bundle!…EEEEK).  Here’s what the stamp looks like…

Three layers of fun foam cut with the thinlits dies glued together to create a stamp.  Next step was this…

a piece of water color paper with taped borders, dampen with lots of water then stamp with Crushed Curry to create this row of trees.  Let dry naturally.

Now you’re ready for the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Marine Mist Cardstock, plus water color paper with torn edges
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Marina Mist
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest (sentiment), Lovely As A Tree
  • Tools:  Small round brush or Aqua Painter, fun foam, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Artist or Painter’s tape, water spritzer

Digits

  • The Marina Mist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The water color paper is 5-1/4″ x 4″ (approximately after tearing).
  • Tape water color paper to a non porous board, tape borders with painter’s or masking tape.  Mist the water color paper with spritzer then stamp trees with Crushed Curry ink.  You can also spritz stamp after inking.  Tilt the water color paper so the color can run and “bloom”.  Let dry naturally.  Just go do something else for a bit.  It should be thoroughly dry before continuing.
  • Paint the sky area with water to dampen entire sky surface.  Drop Marina Mist Reinker with your brush in between trees and move the color by tilting your piece upside down.  The color should only go where you have dampened the water color paper.  You can add more color or move the color with you brush.  You can create clouds with a smooshed up tissue and picking up color while the sky is still damp.  Let dry.
  • The Lovely As A Tree Stamp was inked three different times.  Once with Crushed Curry, then Pumpkin Pie and last with Cajun Craze.  Before stamping each color on each tree, spritz the stamp with water.  It does not need to dry completely in between stamping these colors.  They should mingle.
  • Add the greeting in Early Espresso.
  • Add splatters with your brush and Cajun Craze reinker.
  • Let the piece dry completely before removing border tape.
  • Add this piece to card front with multipurpose glue.

This technique was so much fun, I decided to make a winter scene with snow.  I’ll post that later this week.  Hope you’ll give this a try!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Yep.  You best be moving…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B

Saying Goodbye…

When my oldest g’daughter moved out on her own, she also adopted a cat she named “Duncan” from the local Nashville animal shelter.  And they were on their own just the two of them.

That fluffy little kitty grew into the most beautiful, sweet cat.  But he passed away suddenly this weekend and my g’daughter is heartbroken.  We are just never prepared to say goodbye to our pets.

This is Duncan.

So I made this card for Kendall and wrote to her from my heart because we all have experienced losing our best furry friend…

The cat punch had just been delivered, but this was not in my plans when I ordered it.

A glamour close up…

The envelope flap was covered in DSP to coordinate with the card front.

Using the left over ink from the card front inside the card.

Keep this card in mind when you need a sympathy card for someone’s furry friend…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Wood Words and Sorry for Everything (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Cat Punch

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White 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 top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede.  Color flower stamp with Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay markers.  Huff on the stamp before stamping.
  • Punch the cat from this layer.  Glue this layer to the card front with SNAIL.
  • Punch four more cats from Thick Whisper White CS.  I used a small amount of multipurpose glue between layers and then put a small amount on the card front and placed the now single fate cat inside the punched opening.
  • Inside there is a 5″ -3-3/4″ piece of DSP with a Thick Whisper White CS layer on top.  All placed inside the card with SNAIL.  I huffed the Wood Word stamp again and stamped in the middle of the Whisper White layer.  It was faint enough to write my message over the top.
  • The envelope flap was also covered in the same DSP.

Life happens and as card makers we can always respond with just the right message for those we love.

Hope your Monday is super!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

B

Pumpkin Spice…

I’m pushing it I know…BUT it’s almost pumpkin spice time and I have the perfect card for you if you are patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the fall season to begin…

Who else is ready for their first pumpkin spice latte?

And this Coffee Break Designer Series Paper adds the spice this card needs to be over the top.

This card will be included in my classes this month…

So if you too are a big fan of coffee and especially seasonal coffee flavors, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Merry Cafe
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Stitched Framelits Dies

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso 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 to card front with SNAIL.
  • The second Early Espresso layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached at an angle with SNAIL.
  • The second DSP layer is 3″ x 4″ attached over the Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • The two DSP stitched circles are 2-3/8″ each.  Attach with SNAIL.
  • Stamp coffee cup on DSP with Early Espresso and the lid, straw, heart and sentiment on Thick Whisper White.  Add stripes in Pumpkin Pie to straw and leaves to sentiment.  Stamp heart in Soft Sky.  Cut all pieces with Coffee Cup Framelits.
  • Add sentiment layer to cup front with SNAIL.
  • Add straw to back of lid with glue dot.
  • Add heart to bottom of cup by attaching linen thread through punched hole in heart and attach with SNAIL at back of cup.
  • Add dimensionals to cup and lid before adding to card front.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Early Espresso added with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a 3/4″ x 4-3/8″ strip of DSP added to bottom with SNAIL.
  • I also covered the envelope flap with coordinating DSP and added coffee beans to lower left corner of envelope front.

With Hurricane Harvey blowing toward Texas today, all our thoughts, hugs and prayers are that everyone will be safe once the storm passes.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Nostalgic Christmas…

There was not going to be any resisting this nostalgic stamp set Wonderful Life…I mean it just spoke to me and how I feel about Christmas.

So I made this…

This is just so sweet!  And…if you happen to be planning a holiday wedding, this set is perfect.

Everything but the background was colored with an Aqua Pen and Reinker…

After taping a border with post it notes, the background was sponged with Soft Sky.  Once the background was done, the post it notes were removed and the border was hand drawn with a black Micron Pen (.005)

And inside the gifts were repeated to coordinate with the card front.  This is a flat card that would not require extra postage.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist
  • Stamps:  Wonderful Lif
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Aqua Painter or Blender Pen, Micron Black .005 Pen, Post It Notes or masking tape

Digits

  • The Thick Very Vanilla 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 top Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp  all images in Archival Basic Black including the sentiment.  Add Post It notes or masking tape around all edges to create a 1/2″ border on all sides.
  • Color all images with an Aqua Painter or a Blender Pen if you are more comfortable with it.
  • After all images are colored, sponge Soft Sky in the background keeping it from going over the colored images as much as possible.
  • Remove mask and hand draw border following masking line with black Micron Pen.
  • Don’t forget to sign your artwork!
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.  Stamp gift image and sentiment in Archival Basic Black, then color to coordinate with card front.

If this set appeals to you and you are still looking for that card design for this year, this just might be it!  The coloring goes quickly and these could be mass produced quite easily.  And, this card will mail flat without extra postage…bonus!!!

We are experiencing a gorgeous fall day…in August!  Now if Starbucks would only start serving that Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep inky…be HaPpY!

 

B

Sunflower Box…

 

These little “pizza” shaped boxes make the cutest packaging for the 3″ x 3″ notecards inside.  You could just as easily place a yummy treat or a small gift inside too…

The box measures 3-1/2″ square and the inside of the box is coated and shiny.

Packed inside this Painted Harvest box are 3″ x 3″ notecards and envelopes.  Wouldn’t this make a nice hostess gift?

I didn’t use the salt technique on this one…just some splatters made with a paint brush.

Check out these cute boxes on page 44 of the Holiday Catalog and notice the coordinating stamp set too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for my pizza box…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper, Thick Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Round Brush or Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, hole punch and Whisper White 3″ x 3″ Envelopes

Digits

  • Cut DSP, (1) @3-3/8″ square, (4) @3/4″ x 3-3/8″.  Cut (1) Early Espresso @2-5/8″ square, (1) WaterColor @2-1/2″ square.
  • Wet Water Color square with Aqua Painter or spritzer.  Stamp base flower with Daffodil Delight.  If your piece is curling, spray the back of the square and it will straighten out.  Let dry naturally to get full “bloom” of reinker and water color paper.
  • Once dry, over stamp base flower in Daffodil Delight making sure the petals do not line up.  Stamp detailed stamp in Crushed Curry.  Ink just the tips of the detail stamp with Cajun Craze and stamp over Crushed Curry.  Do not line up petals.  Using your Aqua Painter or wet brush, pull the Cajun Craze color toward center of flower.  Stamp center with Soft Suede then Early Espresso.  Do not line up.
  • Load brush with Early Espresso and splatter the square.
  • Add painted square to Early Espresso square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add DSP to top of box and all four sides using multipurpose glue.
  • For the note cards cut three pieces of Thick Whisper White cardstock 6″ x 3″.  Score at 3″.  Cut the Early Espresso at 2-7/8″ square and the Water Color paper 2-3/4″ square.  Repeat sunflower and water color paper instructions.  Glue to top of notecard with multipurpose glue.
  • The sentiment is a piece of Thick Whisper White stamped in Early Espresso and trimmed to 3/8″ x 2-7/8″.  The Early Espresso layer is 1/2″ x 3″.  Glue together, tag one end and punch hole in one end.
  • Tie 3/4″ Burlap across the box top.  Add tag tied to Burlap Ribbon with Linen Thread.

These pizza boxes are awesome y’all!  I’ve already made two more in different themes.  Of course, for Christmas but also for shower mementos or wedding favors.  Love them!

I sure hope your Wednesday was worth getting up for…it’s hump day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

This one is for me today.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B