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Spring Flower Truck…

And Spring is really here!  Every thing is popping out of the ground and pollen is everywhere….

But this little truck has a load of spring flowers to share…

lots of posies to share…

and a peek inside…

This truck is one of my all time favorite stamps…I don’t know why.  But I can think of 101 ways to use it.  Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’, Woodgrain (background) and Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punch, SU! Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Sponge

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Pool Party layer is 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Whisper White layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut a piece of copy paper the same size.  Slit the center with snips and tear away an opening big enough for the truck.  Add small amounts of SNAIL to back of copy paper (take most of the sticky off with your fingers) and cover top Whisper White layer.  Stamp the truck in Archival Basic Black.  I took away the wood panels on the back of the truck stamp with a wet wipe before stamping.  Let the ink dry…it takes a little bit.  Cut a mask for the truck and cover with mask.
  • Ink Woodgrain stamp with Pool Party ink and stamp over this layer.  Using a sponge, add Pool Party ink over the woodgrain background.
  • Remove truck mask and color with SU! Water Color Pencils and use a Blender Pen to smooth your colors.
  • Remove background mask and stamp sentiment in top left corner.
  • Punch small flowers in Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  Add dimension by pushing your blunt end of the Piercing Tool into the back of the flowers while lying on Piercing Mat.  Add to back of truck using Glue Dots.  Add small dots to centers of flowers with Basic Black Marker or Journaling Pen.
  • Inside the Pool Party layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White layer on top.  Add inside card with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment with Archival Basic Black Ink.
  • Add three flowers with Glue Dots in lower right corner.
  • You might want to stamp envelope flap with Woodgrain stamp and sponge to coordinate with card front.

I will post photos tomorrow of my visit with Little Henry today.  I’ll try to not bore you…

His “going home” outfit!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

don’t ask how I know.

But I do know inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

A Sweeter Life…

Tomorrow I will be MIA.  Sweetums and I will be trekking to Nashville to hang out with my daughter, g’daughter and new great g’son, Henry!  I will, however, have a post tomorrow for you to enjoy.

With all the meanness going on in the world, especially today in the UK, it’s nice to be able to step back and remember to enjoy life when you can.

And today’s post reminds me there are ways to make someone else’s day just a little sweeter…

and a close up…

making the cooking utensils dimensional…

and the inside layers…

In addition the envelope was lined with the gingham!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugar Plum Cardstock plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Perfect Mix
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Lace Doilies, Oval Framelits, Medium Hole Punch

Digits:

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • Make a pattern for this apron by cutting a piece of scrap cardstock 3-7/8″ x 5″.  Fold in half lengthwise and mark at 2-1/2″ from one end.  Using an Oval Framelit placed on the folded cardstock at the 2-1/2″ mark, cut through both layers to create the apron top.  Use this pattern piece to trace on DSP and cut out your apron.

  • Punch to holes at top of apron with Medium Circle Hole Punch.  Thread one end of 1/4″ Very Vanilla ribbon from back to front and tie a knot.  Thread through second hole from back and tie another knot.  This ribbon was about 5-1/2″ to begin with.
  • Cut another piece of DSP 2″ x 3-1/4″.  Add SNAIL to three sides leaving the top open and attach to front of apron.  Add contrasting DSP to top of pocket 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ with SNAIL.  Cut doily in half and add to front of pocket under DSP trim piece with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp oven mitts on contrasting DSP with Archival Basic Black and “fussy cut”.  Add one inside pocket and one outside pocket with dimensionals.
  • Add stitching around three sides of pocket with Basic Black Marker.
  • Stamp other utensils on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Color with Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride markers.  Fussy cut and add to apron pocket with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.
  • Add apron to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Sweet Sugar Plum 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attach on top with SNAIL.
  • The envelope was lined with the DSP gingham to coordinate with the card front.

Over the weekend I met some delightful stampers at a retreat and was thrilled to share how to make one of my cards with them…

Now that’s a group of “happy stampers”!

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Thanks for stopping by today…Here’s your “B-ism”…

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

 

B

Happy Dance…

Then there are the times a friend has something so wonderful going on in their life…you just want them to know you are happy for them and send them this card…

Right?  Yesterday we were wishing for brighter days…and today we’re dancing in the street!  And so life goes.

A close up showing the masked area.  I used the same mask as yesterday’s card, just made the opening a little bigger to fit her into the opening.

In addition to the masking techniques there is also some paper piecing going on here with the umbrella from a different stamp.

It’s probably not so easy to see the envelope the card is sitting on has a matching flap of Designer Series Paper.

This is one reason I love this stamp set so much…It covers many of life’s journeys and has great sentiments to go along with the images.  It’s a classic!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White (I never use the other) Cardstock and Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugar Plum, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You, Lovely As A Tree and Gorgeous Grunge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Copy paper for masking, sponge, Blender Pen, Post It Note

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Cut a piece of copy paper the same size.  Make a slit in the center with snips and tear away the center of this layer to create a shape suitable for your stamped image.  Add small amounts of SNAIL at four corners and around opening edge.  Take some of the sticky away with your fingers and lay this layer on top of Thick Whisper White layer.
  • Stamp image inside the opening in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp this image again on Post It paper and “fussy cut”.  Add SNAIL to back and adhere over image on Thick Whisper White layer.
  • Sponge background with Soft Sky.  Stamp Lovely As A Tree line of trees in Old Olive across the opening.
  • Add splats in Soft Sky and Gorgeous Grunge stamp.  I stamped and slide the stamp at an angle towards the left and down to resemble rain.  She is dancing in the rain, right?
  • Remove the girl mask.  Using a Blender Pen and Sweet Sugar Plum lightly color dress.  Go back and add extra color where indicated on the stamp.  Color skin lightly with Blushing Bride.  Color hat with Daffodil Delight.  I colored very light and went back and added more color.
  • Remove mask carefully to not tear your cardstock…MAGIC!  Do you love it?
  • Stamp umbrella from yesterday’s stamp on DSP and “fussy cut”.  Add with dimensionals above left hand.  Draw umbrella handle with Black marker (skinny end)
  • Inside the card add a strip of DSP 4-1/4″ x 1/2″ at the bottom.
  • Add a piece of DSP to the envelope flap.

It should be illegal to have as much fun as I’ve had making this set of cards for a friend.  I hope you are enjoying them too and feel inspired to give this a try…

Still no baby, but doctor appointment today!

Sweetums and I are going to dinner tonight (it’s Friday!) and to see The Shack.  I read the book a long time ago and I’m hoping the movie is as good as my imagination when reading it.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I just love that little dog…

And inky fingers with give you a HaPpY HeArT!

B

Interesting Background…

Ideally, card backgrounds should add interest but not take away from the focal point of the card.

It’s so much fun creating backgrounds.  Today’s post is one of my favorites…

It would be hard to outshine that floral focal point.

Lots of texture going on in this close up…

And a peek inside…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Smoky Slate and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  VersaMark and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feather Together (sentiment), Delicate Details (background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Embossing Powder, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Stampamajig or MISTI, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst, Lace Embossing Folder (retired)

Digits

  • The Smoky Slate base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Smoky Slate layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using all the Delicate Details stamps with VersaMark Ink stamp one half then the other half of this layer.  Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat.  You can align these stamps on the largest acrylic block placed on grid paper.  You can use a stampamajig or a MISTI to get your image straight.  Adhere to card front with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White sentiment piece is 1-1/2″ x 4-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment first in Archival Basic Black, then emboss.  The one I used is retired but it matched the lace background so perfectly, I had to use it.  You can certainly substitute with whatever you have in you stash.  Attach to card front with SNAIL
  • The water colored paper in the background of the flower was made by spritzing water color paper with water and spraying with Ken Oliver’s Color burst.  Some days I just make sheets of this type of water colored paper so that I have them on hand when working on a project.  Cut the flower from Smoky Slate, and the background from the solid flower die.  Attach together with Thin Tipped Glue and to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the card you can see I did a reverse of the card front flower using a piece of the same water colored paper attached over a piece of Whisper White CS that is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL

This is a good “all occasion” card to have in your card file.  The sentiment could be anything, but you do have to commit to a sentiment while making this card because of the embossing.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and you have been inspired by something you have seen or read.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Come get inky with me…stay HaPpY!

 

B

Mixing It Up #GDP076

Today’s project will be entered into the Global Design Challenge #076.  The challenge is to case Kylie Bertucci’s project in any way…card design, color combo or using the same stamp set.

Here’s Kylie’s  card…

So I flipped her design and came up with this…

I”ve been dying to get ink on this stamp set!  Isn’t it cute?

It’s a little bit retro which is why I was attracted to it initially.

The mixing bow and mixer were colored with Water Color Pencils, smoothed with the white pencil and covered in Thin Tipped Glue before “fussy cutting”…

Inside the mitt was stamped on the Designer Series Paper and “fussy cut”…

This was a fun challenge to take part in.  If you would like the info to participate (there’s a new one each week), here’s the link.

Now for the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Craft 12″ x 12″, Sweet Sugar Plum and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Perfect Mix
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:   Lace Doilies, 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Thin Tipped Glue

Digits

  • The Craft base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″.  Stamp card front with mitt and Archival Basic Black ink.
  • The Sweet Sugar Plum layer is 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″
  • The Succulent Garden DSP is 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ attached to Sugar Plum layer with SNAIL.  Add a band of the 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon 1-1/2″ from left side with SNAIL.  Make several loops with ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add over band of ribbon with glue dots.  Add this layer to card front 1/4″ from bottom with SNAIL.
  • Cut a lace doily in half and add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp mixing bowl and mixer on scrap Thick Whisper White CS.  Color with Watercolor Pencils.  I then smoothed the colors with the White Water Color Pencil.  Add Thin Tipped Glue to all surfaces of stamped images and let dry.  Fussy cut bowl and mixer and add to card front with dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is stamped and trimmed to 5/8″ x 3/4″.  The Sweet Sugar Plum is 3/4″ x 7/8″.  Add at an angle with dimensionals next to bow.
  • Inside the Sweet Sugar Plus layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached to card with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached to Sweet Sugar Plum layer with SNAIL
  • Stamp the mitt on the DSP and “fussy cut”.  Add at bottom right corner of layers with SNAIL

Well…it’s Friday again!  You know what that means.  It’s “date night” at my house which means dinner out and maybe a movie if we can find one we haven’t seen.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

B

Painted Posies…

I love nature and flowers in particular.  If you flipped through this blog (there’s over 1,000 posts!) you’d find a large percentage of the entries were flowers of one kind or another.

Today’s post highlights my favorite stamping technique (masking) and what many readers call a “Billie Bow”…

A little water coloring (also a fav)…

a close up…

Oooo!  that bow…(I’ll give you a video link in the directions)

There’s no  sentiment yet as I felt this card would work for several occasions and I’d hold out on that part for now.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, plus water color paper and Urban Underground Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  You’ve Got This, By the Tide (retired) background script
  • Tools ‘N Embellisments:  Linen Thread, Aqua Painter, Sponges, Zig Clear Color Real Brush, MISTI and Low Tack Artist Tape

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The designer series paper layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Using one color at a time I started with the stem/leaves with the lightest green in my set and stamped the outline.  Leave this stamp positioned on the MISTI.  Using my Aqua Painter with a small amount of water, brush over the lines of the leaves and stems to move the color inside the lines. You can leave some white highlights here and there if you like.  Let dry.  Ink the stamp with a darker green and repeat with Aqua Painter but do not completely cover the lighter green.  Let dry.  Stamp again with the darker green.   Cut a mask for this set of leaves and stem from Post It note and apply while working on the second steam and leaves.
  • The blue flower was stamped in a light lavender and treated like the stems.  Then stamped again with the darker blue and pulled some of that color into the lavender leaving some highlights.  Let dry then stamp again with the dark blue.  Cut a mask for this flower from a post it note before stamping the second flower.  The same procedure to color the second flower.  I started with yellow and followed up with red.  Remove mask…magic happened!
  • Using Low Tack Artist Tape (I’ve tried them all and this works best for me) tape a background area leaving part of the flowers and stem outside the border.  Sponge background areas with Daffodil Delight and edges with Soft Suede lightly.  Add script with Soft Suede stamped off once.  Splatter background with Soft Suede marker.  Remove tape (this tape can be reused).
  • The water color paper was trimmed maybe a 1/4″ on the right side to expose part of a petal.  You don’t have to do this step, but I like it!
  • The Linen Thread was crisscrossed and attach at back of water color paper with SNAIL.  The bow was made and attached with glue dots.  A video to make this bow can be seen here.

This card was so much fun to make…I enjoyed trying this technique.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Celebrate With Color!

If your are going to celebrate, do it with abandon and in color I say.

Last Friday I forgot to tell you that post was my 1,000th post on this blog!  Woohoo for me!!

To celebrate that feat I have a colorful card for you today…

How is that for color?

What HaPpY colors, right?  And again, its non gender or age specific which is always a plus.  Love the deep impressions made with this embossing folder.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Real Red, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight plus Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Celebration Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Sponges or Daubers

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White 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 water color paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the celebrate embossing folder run the water color paper through Big Shot.  I used a Dauber (one for each color) and sponged Real Red, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight across the embossing.
  • Run a band of the Organza Ribbon around this layer attaching in back with SNAIL.  Tie the center on the front with Linen Thread.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach bow to front over band with glue dots.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.

This could serve as a wedding card and then you could sponge the front of the card with the colors the bride has picked for her special day.  Birthday, anniversary, new home, new job…the ideas are endless…celebrate everything!

Today was kit class here at the Studio.  So nice to have friends to stamp with on a cold rainy day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and stamping friends…they are nice!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Celebrate Everyday…

Today’s card post would be perfect to send for so many different occasions…it’s a great one to have on hand.

If you haven’t seen the video on how to use dry pigment color and are interested, check my Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page and look under videos.  That was filmed “live” a week or so ago.  And while you are there, click on the “like/follow” button.  I need 44 more “likes” to reach a goal I had set for myself!

Here’s today’s card…

and a close up of the water color paper…

A turn your head view…

and one more…

A day to celebrate could be just about anything don’t you think?  Sometimes I will take an afternoon and devote my time to creating just backgrounds in some of my favorite color combinations.  One of my favorite techniques is using water color paper, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst (Amazon) and a water spritzer.  This is an easy technique (check out the video) and creates beautiful backgrounds that cannot be duplicated…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  So In Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Emerald Envy Satin Ribbon, Window Box Thinlits Dies, Adhesive Strip

Digits

  • Cut the Thick Whisper White CS base 4-1/4″ x 11″, score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • Cut another piece of Thick Whisper White 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch Window Box top at top center of this piece.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Cut a piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon 7″ and tie a loose knot in center.  Add SNAIL to each end and attach at back of this layer.
  • Using water color paper and a spritzer moisten the paper well and blow the dry pigment on the paper in any direction and color that you love.  Let dry.  Cut a piece 3-1/2″ square and attach to back of die cut.  Attach this layer to the card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Inside I place a small 4-1/4″ x 1/2″ piece of the watercolored paper.

So do you agree this would be a good all occasion card to have on hand?

After all those directions yesterday on the Seaside piece, this one is fairly simple but no less dramatic.

Go watch that video…I can’t do it cause I hate listening to myself talk…yak, yak, yak!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and everyday.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Seaside Art…

It is amazing to me this stamp set is seeing ink for the first time…I mean, I loved this set from the “git go” and couldn’t wait to create with it.

What happened?  A lot of life and other creations!

But today I have a little Seaside Art to share…

Whoa!  Isn’t that fun?  I’ll give you all the Stuff ‘N Digits today and if there is enough interest I may make a video tutorial…

Here’s a different view and close up…

and from the top…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  High Tide and Wherever You Go (sunrays)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sponge for each color, Artist Tape, Adhesive Strips
  • Here’s the tape I use for crisp edges every time…

  • Before starting this piece, a little practice on my grid paper gave me the confidence to go for it on my cardstock…

  • This is how I set up the cardstock with the Artist Tape…

  • Here I’m reusing the artist tape.  Taping down on the grid paper makes it easy to get perfect straight margins.

Digits

  • Cut the Thick Whisper White card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″
  • Cut the top layer of Thick Whisper White CS 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Tape to grid paper.  I taped in two squares of the grid paper on all sides (makes a nice border).
  • First stamp the lighthouse in Archival Basic Black positioned to the right side and almost to the bottom.  Let this dry!  Or heat to dry.  Stamp again on post it note and mask the lighthouse.  Leave this mask on until all sponging and stamping is done.  You are going to love taking this off…I bet you do a little HaPpY dance!
  • Start at the top with Marina Mist and a sponge.  Leave some areas white to indicate clouds.
  • Sponge Daffodil Delight next in a swirling motion and blend into the sky area.
  • The using Calypso Coral and masking a horizon line sponge blending into the Daffodil Delight a bit.
  • Turn the mask to cover the top and sponge Pool Party for the water.
  • At the bottom sponge Baked Brown Sugar blending into the Pool Party a bit.  I know this is a retired color.  Feel free to substitute.
  • Add mask at bottom of horizon line again and stamp a portion of the sun with Calypso Coral.  Stamp sunrays over sun.  Remove the horizon mask.
  • Stamp water waves on the Pool Party.
  • Stamp sand around lighthouse with full strength Baked Brown Sugar.
  • Stamp seaweed in lower left corner.
  • Stamp birds in sky.
  • With your Calypso Coral sponge add reflection in water.
  • Now for the fun.  Remove lighthouse mask and carefully remove border tape.
  • I know you’re dancing!
  • This piece was mounted on the card front with Adhesive Strips.  You can see I added my artist signature to the lower right corner.  You should do the same!

If you try this you will love it.  And I’d love to hear from you too!

Yesterday Sweetums and I traveled to Nashville to attend our g’daughter, Kendall’s, baby shower.  My daughter, who is currently living in Seoul, South Korea, attend via FaceTime.  Here’s a pic of both of them…

Kelly, my daughter, stayed and chatted with everyone there and was able to watch Kendall and Morgan open all their gifts….making lemonade from lemons!

We are going to have 70s temps all week.  I do believe Spring is here!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Try this new technique…you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Missing You…

Many of my blog readers know my daughter and son-in-love are living in Seoul, South Korea, as he serves our country.  They have been there two years next month.  I won’t say the time has flown by…because it hasn’t.

I can say FaceTime is the greatest invention ever…

So with that said, today’s post is a snail mail card made especially for them.  More HaPpY mail…

This stamp set was featured earlier this week, but with a different sentiment and in other colors.  This is a hostess set from the Annual Catalog…

the sponged area was masked and splattered with the Rich Razzleberry marker.

a close up peek…

And bottomed off with has become my signature bow in Linen Thread…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you..

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Gift of Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Post It Notes, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Markers, sponge.

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card I 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp flower in Archival Basic Black.  Also stamp flower on post it note and “fussy cut” to be used as a mask.  This is a two-step stamp.  Stamp flower in Rich Razzleberry and leaves in Pear Pizazz.  I went over flowers to shade using Water Color Pencil in Rich Razzleberry and the leaves with Old Olive.  Cover flower image with mask.
  • Mask off area to be sponged with post it notes.  Sponge with Crumb Cake.  Using top of Rich Razzleberry marker flick color over sponged area with marker.  Remove all masks…magic!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Wrap Linen Thread around this layer crisscrossing in front and attach in back with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops and tie off in center.  A youtube tutorial on this bow can be found here.  Attach to card front where the thread meets with glue dots.  Add this layer over the Crumb Cake layer using SNAIL  or Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Crumb Cake with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.

This weekend I have two classes scheduled and I’m so excited about what we will be making.  Still have lots of preparation to get done before Saturday and heaven knows this studio is a mess!

Hope you have not be involved in the nasty weather in the northeast…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

right?  right.

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

 

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