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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

Summer Day…

They say you never forget how to ride a bike…which is good as I have one and love to ride it.  Willis, my Yorkie, loves to ride in the basket but won’t walk on a lead…

Is he cute or what?  But you put a lead on him and he’ll sit down and refuse to move!

Finally my framelits arrived to the Bike Ride Stamp Set (which I won at OnStage Savannah)!  Here’s my first card using the whole bundle…

I made this bike Peek A Boo Peach so I could use this gorgeous Seam Binding…

A glamour close up…

A side angle to show texture and dimension…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Peek A Boo Peach, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Peek A Boo Peach, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride and Fabulous Flamingo (grass)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishment:  Peek A Boo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Build A Bike Framelits, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Palette Knife, 1/4″ Hole Punch and small round brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Peek A Boo Peach layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • The water color layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Mix a small amount of paste with a drop of Smoky Slate Reinker.  Place mask at bottom of water color paper and apply paste.  Let dry.  Add water to top half with round brush leaving some areas dry for clouds.  Drop Marina Mist Reinker with brush and let the water color paper do the work for you. Add more color if needed.  Let dry.  Add grass along “road” side in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add this layer to card front with Tear Tape.
  • Punch holes and add Crinkled Peek A Boo Seam Binding tying in a knot and trim.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White stamp all bike pieces in Peek A Boo Peach and Smoky Slate, the dog in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Marina Mist, the basket in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso and the flowers in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Peek A Boo Peach.  Cut out all pieces with coordinating Framelits.  Add wheels directly to card front with multipurpose glue.  Add all other pieces with dimensionals.  How cute is that?
  • Inside the Peek A Boo Peach layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Add “road” at bottom of layer repeating directions for card front.  Add grass stamp a couple of times without reinking.

As you can see there is no sentiment on this card…yet!  Just thought I’d leave the option open until I was ready to use this card.  Do you ever do that?

Well it’s is Friday again.  I swear they come around faster and faster.  But even though I’m retired Fridays are still special at our house.

Hope your weekend is all you want it to be.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and feeling.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Happiness…

Great news to report…well, it is to me anyway!  Yesterday a blog reader came to my rescue when the post went up about computer glitches after a power outage.  You must know how exasperating it is to have a blank page on your computer…especially when you are a blogger.

Sara Sauve (love you girl!) read the post and within minutes of the post going “live” she was messaging me on steps that might help my computer take a deep breath and come back to life…AND IT WORKED!

Isn’t it amazing how this circle of stampers and demonstrators around the world (Sara lives in Idaho) support each other?  I told Sara that I believe in karma and she will be blessed.  And because she gave me her address, I’m sending a little thank you in the mail.

So with a skip in my step today I’m posting my first card with the new Coffee Café stamp set which was #1 on my Wish List.  I love coffee!

For coffee lovers this is a “must” set…

The Crumb Cake layer was cut and embossed at the same time…is that fun or what?

A side view to show layers setup on dimensionals.

And a peek inside…the coffee stain rings are from the stamp set Timeless Textures.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Emerald Envy Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Emerald Envy
  • Stamps:  Coffee Café and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Coffee Cups Framelits, Pretty Label Punch

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″ .
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach this layer to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.  Wrap and secure Linen Thread at bottom 1/3 of layer with SNAIL.  Attach both layers to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White CS and punch with Pretty Label punch.  Punch out an Old Olive label and cut in half horizontally.  Add SNAIL to back of sentiment layer and attach each half of the Old Olive layers to back so that it shows top and bottom behind sentiment.  Attach to card front at lower right corner with dimensionals.
  • Let’s make that cute coffee cup!  On a piece of Whisper White stamp the lid and cup in Early Espresso, the “thanks” label in Emerald Envy.  Cut out with coordinating framelits.  Cut cup “sleeve” from Crumb Cake scrap and stir stick from Emerald Envy CS.
  • Add Crumb Cake layer to cup with SNAIL.  Add “thanks” in center of sleeve with dimensionals.
  • Add stir stick to back of cup lid with glue dot.  Add dimensionals to back of lid.
  • Stamp coffee stains behind area where bow is attached three times without reinking.
  • Add cup at an angle using SNAIL.
  • Add lid to top of cup.  How cute is that?  Love it!
  • Now if you want to make this Linen Thread bow, I have a video on my YouTube Channel.  You will find it here.

There will be lots of coffee related posts in my future…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and good karma will follow you…

Come get inky with me and you’ll be HaPpY!

 

B

Girly Note…

Have you noticed the stamp set in the new Annual Catalog on page 181 called Crafting Forever?  I have had just the best time pulling that set out and focusing on making cards for all my crafty friends.

Over several days I hope to show you some of my ideas that may help to inspire you when using this stamp set.

Here’s a card that could come in handy for many different occasions and it’s “girlie” too!

Oh so simple and so cute too!

Glamour close up…

And a side view…

and a peek inside…

Can you think of how many times and situations this card would work?  Yep, this is a good one to have on hand.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Black and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Background Bits, Gorgeous Grunge (splats) and Soft Sayings Stamp Kit
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Square Framelits, Stitched Square Framelits, Linen Thread, 1/2″ Powder Pink Ribbon, water color pencils and small round brush

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 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black, the script background in Smoky Slate stamped off first and the splats in Powder Pink stamped off.
  • Cut a scalloped frame from Powder Pink CS and add to card front with SNAIL positioned to catch the sentiment inside frame.
  • Cut a piece of Powder Pink Ribbon and add to top portion of card front layer with SNAIL.  Add layer to card front with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Make a bow with Powder Pink ribbon tying center with Linen Thread.  Add over ribbon with glue dots.
  • Stamp pen on water color paper with Archival Basic Black ink.  Let dry.  Color with Melon Mambo and Old Olive water color pencils.  Smooth color with brush and a little water.  Fussy cut pen and add to card front with Strip Adhesive or dimensionals.
  • Inside the Powder Pink layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp script in Smoky Slate and splats in Powder Pink stamped off once.
  • The Powder Pink splats and script in Smoky Slate (stamped off) were also added to the envelope on the lower left corner area to coordinate with the card front.

Love this girlie note card.  Now do you think we can change this card up enough to make it a masculine card?  Stop by tomorrow and let me know what you think…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

priceless.

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B

Be Creative…

Today’s card is one I hope to make for each of my stampin’ peeps to encourage living creatively…every day!

That little pot of artist essentials got me at the “get-go”…

Glamour close up.  There’s one of those pens again.  I used all three on three different projects.

And a side view showing how each piece is set up on dimensionals, including the scissors to hold the easel card open.

Do you have creative friends that would enjoy a card like this for encouragement or birthday?  There are lots of them on my list.

So here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Real Red, Thick Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock, plus Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and water color paper.
  • Stamps:  Crafting Forever and Painter’s Palette
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Real Red and Early Espresso
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, Small Round Brush,

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Wood Textures DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp the pot/paint brushes, pen and scissors on water color paper with Archival Basic Black.  Let dry.  Color with water color pencils and smooth with wet small round brush.  Fussy cut all three pieces.
  • Add pot with brushes to left side of card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp easel in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake CS and fussy cut.  Cut a piece of Whisper White CS 2-1/4″ square.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Glue behind frame with multipurpose glue.  Add to right side of card front with dimensionals.
  • Add pen with double deminsionals on one end and one dimensional on the tip.
  • Stamp splat at bottom of card front in Real Red.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp the “swish” and splats in Real Red at lower left corner.  Add scissors to lower right corner with dimensionals.

This card will be re-worked several times until I come up with the design I want to use for my peeps.  I’ll share the journey…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

exactly!  so share…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Kelly’s Stamping Friends…

What a great day!  Friends of Kelly Kent are hopping together today to help her celebrate her fifth Stampin’ Up! anniversary…

Our “theme” is HaPpY!  Now doesn’t that just make you smile?  When Kelly invited me to hop along, I was excited to gather with her stamping friends and celebrate with her!

I have no problem coming up with a “HaPpY” card…it happens almost daily around here.  So I pulled out the Delightful Daisy Suite because who can be unhappy looking at daisies, right?

A pocket full of daisies would make anyone HaPpY!

Glamour close up…

A side view to show dimension.

And a peek inside…you might notice the daisy on the envelope too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you’d like to give this HaPpY card a try…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive and Delightful Daisy Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Delightful Daisy and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight and Lovely Friends (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lovely Laurel Thinlits (sentiment), Daisy Punch, Dauber Sponge

Digits

  • The Old Olive base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Delightful Daffodil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Delightful Daisy DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Mark top center and lightly pencil in a 2″ line.  Cut along this line and fold even with sides.  Attach this layer along outside edges with SNAIL.
  • Stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black in five daisies.  Let ink dry.  Using Dauber sponge and Daffodil Delight, sponge color in center and out part of the petals.  Stamp centers with Old Olive and detailed flower center stamp.  Punch out with Daisy Punch.  Cut one daisy in half.
  • Add three daisies to inside front “pocket” with multipurpose glue and dimensionals.  Add one outside “pocket” with dimensional.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White scrap, then cut with framelit.  Cut a second Old Olive scrap with same framelit and cut this one in half horizontally.  Add SNAIL to each piece along cut lines, then position the pieces maybe 1/4″ apart and lay the stamped Whisper White piece of top.  Add to lower right corner of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer if 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL.  Add one of the daisy halves with multipurpose glue or SNAIL at the top of the Whisper White layer.
  • Add the last daisy half to the bottom left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

Hope this card spreads HaPpY-ness to all and especially for Kelly as she celebrates your Fifth!

And now to continue with all thoughts HaPpY, click the “next” button to go to the next blog which is Rochelle Blok.  It would make me so “HaPpY” if you would leave a comment so I know you were here! AND…if you would like to receive an email when I post, click the “subscribe” button.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

It is Memorial Day here in the US…and while many families gather to spend the day together, we all pause and grateful say “thank you” to those who served and sacrificed for our freedoms.

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

  1. Kelly Kenthttp://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017…
  2. Billie Moan – http://ramblingrosestudio.com/kellys-stamping-friends-2/
  3. Rochelle Blokhttp://rochelleblok.blogspot.com/20…
  4. Kayla Renee MacAulayhttp://www.stampinwithkayla.com/201…
  5. Jacqui Crouchhttp://crouchingdoggraphics.com.au/…
  6. Tina Gillespie http://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com/…
  7. Kathryn Ruddick http://www.katlodesigns.com/stampin…
  8. Valerie Moodyhttp://www.stampingwithval.com/2017…
  9. Jo Weedonhttp://joweedon.blogspot.com.au/201…
  10. Danielle Bennenk http://wp.me/p7kGAo-Dc
  11. Nikki Spencer http://nikkispencer-mysandbox.blogspot.com/…
  12. Sylvia Verhulst-Batenburg http://mijnfreubelhoekie.nl/2017/05…
  13. Richelle Fletcherhttps://stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/…
  14. Chloe Evanshttp://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com/…
  15. Rachael Lewsleyhttp://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/ke…
  16. Lou Kitzelmanhttp://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/…
  17. Courtenay Heustonhttp://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/…
  18. Denita Wright-Smeehttp://denitawright.blogspot.com.au/…
  19. Christine Blain: http://christineblain.blogspot.com/…
  20. Martha Groeger: https://www.cookiescraftco.de/2017/…
  21. Patrice Easton: http://springblossommusings.blogspot.com/…
  22. Sandra Collett: http://sanzstamps.blogspot.com/2017…
  23. Cheryl O’Breehttp://nyobre.blogspot.com.au/2017/…

 

 

B

Loves Me, Loves Me Not…

Yes remembering my childhood and teaching my children and now g’children how to pull the petals of a daisy saying, “Loves me, loves me not”.  Such sweet memories…

So you will understand why today’s post is so close to my heart.

Oh, be still my heart!  How sweet is she?

All coloring was done with water color pencils and a damp round brush.

And a side view showing her shadow which was “painted” in with black water color pencil and the dimension.

and a peek inside!

In reality this is a really simple card, but it does use three different framelit sets and the Daisy Punch.  I still love it anyway!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, Soft Sayings Kit (sentiment…I couldn’t help it the sentiment was perfect!) and Daisy Delight
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Circle Punch, Daisy Punch, Scalloped Ovals Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Adhesive Strips and Water Color Pencils plus small round brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″.  Cut with scalloped oval framelit leaving a little more room at bottom for sentiment.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black then attach to card from positioned centered side to side and closer to the bottom to make room for daisy at top.
  • Stamp girl with Archival Basic Black on water color paper, let dry.  Color with water color pencils.  I used Calypso Coral lightly for skin tone, Pacific Point for dress and Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight for hair.  Cut out with framelit.  Isn’t it so cool this framlit can cut out this stamp of the girl backwards and the girl from the DSP from the front?  Clever designer!  Add to center of scalloped oval on card front with strip adhesive.  It stands up taller than dimensionals.
  • Cut branch from Old OLive with branch thinlit in Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Cut away one of the branches so you have a single branch.  Stamp two daisies on scrap Thick Whisper White in Archival Basic Black.  Let dry!  Using a dauber and Daffodil Delight ink pad, color centers.  Punch out both daisies.  Stamp the detailed flower center stamp on Daffodil Delight scrap with Daffodil Delight ink and punch out with 1/2″ Circle Punch and add to daisy center.  Cut one daisy in half.  Be sure there are no petals above half way of center.  Glue (SNAIL or multipurpose glue) three petals from those you cut away to back of first layer so they fill in the blank spaces.
  • With glue dots or multipurpose glue add stem to hands and back of daisy.  Add daisy to top right corner of card front with two dimensionals.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add stem with multipurpose glue and one half daisy made the same as the card front daisy with a dimensional.  Stamp center like previous daisy and add to flower center.

Like I said in the beginning, this is a pretty simple card, but does use several pieces from different sets.

Tomorrow’s post is pretty special, so I hope you’ll stop by and participate!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And you can always be HaPpY with inky fingers!

 

B

Stenciling…

Yesterday I explained how I was sidetracked while working on this month’s Paper Pumpkin by a laser cut that I  thought would make a great stencil.

Immediately this soft pastel card was stuck in my head and there was nothing to do but stop and make it…happens  all.  the.  time.

So today I wanted to show you what I did with the laser cut…

Didn’t that just work out peachy?

Glamour close up…

I could have turned it over and used it as it was intended in the Paper Pumpkin Kit, but dang this just looked gorgeous…so I went with it!

There are really no Stuff ‘N Digits because this card base was in the kit.  I purposely left off a sentiment because this card could be used for so many different occasions.  A sentiment can always be added later…

Just thought I’d share…

Hope your are having an awesome day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

seriously…

You can always be HaPpY with inky fingers!

B

Soft Sayings…

While preparing for an Open House and working on samples for the event, The Soft Sayings Card Kit was my next project.  My goal was to finish one card of each size and show how this set has everything you need…and I mean everything!  You can even reorder just the refill for much less than the original cost…I was all in!

Then as I was putting together the different cards, I ran into a side track with this one …

While I love this card, the laser cut overlay sent me into a spin.  Do you see what I see?  Well, probably not because my mind is kinetic energy jumping in all directions at once.

What I saw was a stencil.  So leaving my project on one table, I moved to another to make this…

This is exactly what I was seeing in my mind.  All soft colors for spring…

Glamour close up.

And a peek inside using just a portion of the “stencil”.

Over time I’ve learned to pay attention to those sidetracks and follow them to the end.  In most cases the results are just as envisioned.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Powder Pink, Thick Whisper White and Old Olive Cardstock, plus water color paper.
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Old Olive, but Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Soft Sayings stamping kit
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stencil Brush or Sponge (I used brush), Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon

Digits

  • The Powder Pink base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I used low tack Artist Tape to attach the stencil to the water color paper.  Using a stencil brush apply color to each flower then the Old Olive to the spaces and leaves in between.  The stencil holds a border naturally.  Once the stenciling is done, add the sentiment (included in the Soft Sayings Kit) in Archival Basic Black.  Attach this layer over the Old Olive layer with SNAIL
  • Inside the Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stencil a portion  of the flowers on the bottom of this layer then attach over Old Olive layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope was also stenciled using this same method to coordinate with the card front.

Love how this card turned out so soft and sweet.  Guess I ruined this laser piece for one of the kit cards, huh?  Nope.  Tomorrow I’ll show how this stencil morphed into a card all its own…

Lots of planning and creating going on in the studio getting ready for an Open House Catalog Party…lots of samples, door prizes, and refreshments. You can also pick up your new catalog with a little gift and there will me “Take ‘N Makes” for everyone with detailed directions to complete the projects.

Lots to do…hope I don’t get sidetracked again…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

oh yeah.

Come stamp with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Good Friends…

In this crazy world where everyone everywhere seems so angry about everything and life in general, I like to stop and think about my friends.  Some I’ve had most of my life and others have come in and out of my life when I needed them most.

We may not agree on everything…but we are still friends and connected by heartfelt sincerity.

Today’s post would be perfect to send to a friend to just let them know they are important to your life and you appreciate them for them!

Love this Lemon Lime Twist InColor combined with Dapper Denim…

Glamour close up showing the new Glimmer Enamel dots…

Side view showing layers and the surprise inside…

Bet you didn’t expect that!  How fun is this laurel wreath and pop up message?

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock plus Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Friends
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lovely Laurel Thinlits, Glimmer Enamel Dots

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Color Theory DSP layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment and dots with Archival Basic Black.  Attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut leaves from Lemon Lime Twist using Thinlits.  Stamp flowers on scrap Thick Whisper White then cut with Thinlits.  Add leaves at bottom left and top right corners with multipurpose glue.  Add flowers over leaves using dimensionals.  Add three Glimmer Enamel Dots.
  • Cut laurel wreath with Thinlits from Lemon Lime Twist CS and banner from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp sentiment on banner.  Use Fast Fuze or Tear Tape to attach to center fold of card.  Cut label from Thick Whisper White using Thinlit for end openings at the same time.  Cut a second label from Lemon Lime Twist and attach behind the Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Add inside card with dimensionals.

What a fun card this would be to receive in the mail.

Hope you have plans for the perfect weekend.  Always so much going on this time of year…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

HaPpY Friday!

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

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