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Thinking of You…

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

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

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

Look at all that intricate veining…

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

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

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

Stuff

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

Digits

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

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

Hope your day is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

smiling.

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

B

Customer Thanks…

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

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

and when planning the design use new products and techniques.

and a glamour close up!

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

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

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

Digits

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

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

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

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

never.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Amazing You…

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

And a glamour close up…

and a side view showing dimension.

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

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

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

Digits

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

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

Hope your day has been perfect!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

And stay inky.  You’ll be HaPpY!

 

 
B

Artistic Love…

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

Here is my 20 minutes or less card…

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

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

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

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

Stuff

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

Digits

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

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

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

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ahhhhhh…

If you’re inky, you gotta be HaPpY!

B

Little Red Wagon…

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

How cute is that?

And a glamour close up…

and a side view to show dimension.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

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

Digits

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

Hope all is going well in you life and day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

i’m not buying.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Denim Pocket Rose….

Earlier this week I posted the Pocket ‘O Posies using this same stamp set.  Today I have the cutest card (I know my preteen g’daughter would love it) using the same set.

Just shows the versatility when working with this or any stamp set.  I wanted some bling and lace and a little sparkle…

Got the bling and the sparkle and even the lace…

The glasses have a film of Thin Tipped Glue…

A side view to show the layers…

And a peek inside.

This card was fun to make.  The most time consuming part was coloring the rose.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim and Calypso Coral Cardstock plus Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack and Pool Party Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Pocketful of Sunshine and Graceful Garden (rose)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Rhinestones, Thin Tipped Glue, Pocket Framelit Dies, Colored Pencils, Tiny Tag Punch (retired)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Pool Party Glimmer paper is 1/2″ x 5″.
  • The vertical Dapper Denim layer is 2-1/4″ x 5″.  Attach glimmer paper to back left side of this layer.
  • The DSP layer is 2-1/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to Dapper Denim layer with SNAIL
  • Add this triple layer to the right of center on the card front.
  • Stamp sunglasses on Calypso Coral CS, cut with framelit and add Thin Tipped Glue to lens.  Let dry.
  • Cut a pocket from Dapper Denim using Framelit.  Stamp with stitched stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp rose in Archival Basic Black.  Color rose and leaves with white colored pencil.  Add color with two shades (light and dark) of greens and whatever color you want your rose to be.
  • Add rhinestones to stitch line.
  • Glue lace to back edge of pocket using multipurpose glue.
  • Add pocket to card front with Strip Adhesive or dimensionals.
  • Add stamped tag and Rhinestone to glasses.  Add glasses to pocket with SNAIL.
  • Inside the Dapper Denim layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  The Glimmer paper is 1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Glue to back of Dapper Denim on left side.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Archival Balck.
  • Add DSP layer at the bottom that is 1/2″ x 4-3/8

Of course, you could always tuck a little $$ inside the pocket too!

Hope you are having an awesome day…

Here’s your “B-ism” for this Wednesday…

I’m so there.

Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!

 

B

Checkered Hello…

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

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

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

Now that’s a dramatic “hello”!

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

Oh! and that new gingham ribbon!

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

Stuff

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

Digits

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

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

Have an awesome day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Coffee & a Friend…

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

So today I toast my coffee buds with this post…

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

A glamour close up…

Lots of layers and texture.

and a peek inside…

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

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

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

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

Digits

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

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

Hope your Wednesday will be awesome…make sure!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Navy Hello…

Here is another card made with the Floral Statement stamp set.  Remember I got this on a Thursday afternoon and 24 hours later I had five cards made using colored pencils, water colors and paste in five different colors.  Guess it would be safe to say I really like this set.

Here’s a card in navy and that the gorgeous combination with Lemon Lime Twist, colored pencils and paste!

Love this color combo…

A glamour close up showing the Lemon Lime Twist paste background and the colored pencil work on the flowers…

A side view shows the artwork is set up on Strip Adhesive and tie with that gorgeous ombre Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon.

and a peek inside…

So this project has a little bit of several techniques.  I did do the paste stenciling the night before just because I wanted to be sure it was dry to handle and to stick things to.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Craft White
  • Stamps:  Floral Statements
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Colored Pencils, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knife, Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Night of Navy base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″.  Mix Stencil Paste with Lemon Lime Twist Reinker and mix with Palette Knife.  Secure card front to work area with artist low tack tape, add stencil over this layer and secure with tape.  Apply paste just like icing a cake!  Clean tools and stencil immediately.  Remove stencil and let dry.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
  • The Night of Navy layer is 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Use your Embossing Buddy on this layer.  Stamp with White Craft Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Color all flowers and leaves with White colored pencil.  Pick a light and dark shade of any color for flower and greens for leaves.  Color with lightest color first.  Add shadows with darker shade.  Smooth lines with lightest color.  Attach a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon around the bottom of this layer with SNAIL.  Make a ribbon with several loops and tied center with Linen Thread.  Add this layer to the Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL  Add Strip Adhesive to back and position toward the top of the card front.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.  The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.

Hope you enjoyed these techniques and you’ll plan to stop by later this week for a couple more pieces made with this stamp set.  I’m trying to spread them out so you won’t get bored…

It’s Monday, a new week and today is Kit Class here at Rambling Rose Studio…Yay!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

true.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Painted Rose…

Yesterday this stamp set arrived at my door…

and I’ve done nothing but play with it since!  These stamps give a beautiful, detailed image.

So here is one of the cards…(there will be others!)

I couldn’t help myself, I had to try water coloring it first…

A glamour close up…

And a peek inside.

There really aren’t a lot of Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…it’s pretty simply actually…

Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Floral Statements
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water color paint, Small brush, Low Tack Tape, Adhesive Strips, Black Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • The water color layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Use low tack tape around the edges of the water color paper.  Stamp image in Archival Basic Black, sprinkle immediately with Black EP and heat.  Choose from your water colors a dark and light green and the color for the roses in a dark and light color.  Add a light covering of water to an area and then the lighter color.  Continue to finish all areas with this light color.  Go back and add a small amount of the darker shade.  Let the damp water color paper do most of the work for you.  Add the darker shades indicated by the stamp designer and you will be pleased with your results.  Let all that dry.
  • Dampen all the background with a light amount of water.  Choose your background color and add it lightly first.  You can always use a tissue to remove color or create a mottled look to your background.  Let dry completely.
  • Add artwork layer to Basic Black layer with Tear Tape.  Add to card front with Strip Adhesive.
  • Don’t forget to sign your artwork!
  • Inside the Basic Black layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Color smaller rose stem with markers, huff before stamping.

I really hope you will give this technique with this stamp set (or any stamp) a try.  You will be amazed with your results.  If you remember to lightly dampen and apply color lightly.  It will always dry lighter and you can always add more color.

Well, dang, if it isn’t Friday again!  Have an awesome weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ever.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY or make someone else HaPpY!

B