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Snowflakes ‘n Gingham?

Mixing snowflakes and gingham?  Sure!  Why not?

This reminds me of wearing cowboy boots with lace…always a good look!

Glamour close up shot…

That snowflakes are just gorgeous.

and a peek inside.

Actually this card is very easy to make and would make a good choice for multiples…not that I like making multiples!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon, Linen Thread, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Silver Embossing Powder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″.  Score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with a Bone Folder.
  • Cut the lower edge of the base card and at the same time add the line of dots.
  • Cut one set of Thick Whisper White snowflakes.  I laid these flakes upside down on my Silicon Craft Sheet and ran SNAIL on the back.  You could also add a strip of Adhesive Paper to the back of the cardstock before cutting out the flakes. Trim at sides.  Add flakes over the bottom of the card front..
  • Use Embossing Buddy before applying VersaMark Ink for sentiment. Sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Add a band of Smoky Slate Gingham just below the line of dots using SNAIL.
  • Make several loops with the gingham ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread then add over band at left side with glue dots.  I have a video on YouTube here showing steps to make a bow like this.
  • Inside the Smoky Slate layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment and attach over Smoky Slate with SNAIL.

See?  This really is a very simple card.

It’s Friday again and we are having 75 degree gorgeous fall weather.  Now that I have everything made and pretty much packed for OnStage Convention in Salt Lake City next week, I hope to relax and enjoy the week with Sweetums.

How your weekend plans are awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

This speaks to me today…

Stay REALLY inky and be REALLY HaPpY!




A Vision In Gold…

This monochromatic Christmas card may be traditional but still carries a punch…

maybe it’s the snowflakes…

or maybe it’s the gold satin ribbon…

whatever it is…it works!

and a peek inside.

Yesterday I gathered up all the Christmas cards made so far (no duplicates) and there are 33!  I think two a day might be the rule for the next month!

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil Cardstock plus Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish with Bone Folder at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut two pieces of Gold Foil.  One at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and the second at 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ for the inside.
  • Cut top DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″.  Add to Gold Foil layer at top with SNAIL.
  • Cut lower DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ and add at bottom of Gold Foil layer with SNAIL.
  • Add snowflakes cut from Gold Foil.  I used SNAIL.  Trim sides.
  • Wrap a band of ribbon around this layer where the two DSP patterns overlap.  Attach on back with SNAIL.
  • Add Gold Foil/DSP layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to bank at right with glue dots.
  • Inside SNAIL smaller Gold Foil layer down centered.  Cut Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black then add with SNAIL over Gold Foil.
  • Cut one snowflake from Gold Foil and add with SNAIL to bottom right corner.

So I have two more posts before leaving for convention in Salt Lake City.  I’ve prepared three more to run next week, but don’t have one ready for Friday of next week yet.  Would you rather I prepare a normal post or have a live session/interview (with other demos) on Friday from convention?  I’ll go with the vote!  This will also tell me who reads to the end of the post!!!!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!


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…


  • 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


  • 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!


Gold On Gold…

So yesterday I told you I had made a mistake on the card posted, but challenged you to find it…

Here’s that card…


The “mistake” was made while embossing the gold pine boughs.  Some of the VersaMark Ink and Gold EP got on the Gold Foil and made a nice impression where I didn’t want it.  Those impressions were covered up with the white pine boughs.  But I loved the effect of the Gold EP on the Gold Foil.

So I made this…


and loved it!  So I shared this technique of embossing on Foil with a live video on facebook today.  This card is fairly simple and fast to make and would be an excellent mass produced card.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Gold Foil
  • Ink:  VersaMark and Basic Black Archival or StazOn Black
  • Stamps:  Christmas Pines and Greetings From Santa
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Gold Embossing Powder, Adhesive Strips


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″.  Stamp pine boughs and pine cones with VersaMark leaving room at top of this layer for bow and at bottom for sentiment.  Sprinkle with Gold EP and heat from the back of Gold Foil paper.  Stamp greeting at lower left corner (I only used part of this sentiment)  Let this ink dry.  Make double loops with sating ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to top of pine boughs and pine cones with Glue Dots.
  • Add Gold Foil layer to Thick Whisper White layer with Multipurpose Glue.  Add these two layers to card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Inside there is a Gold Foil layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ on top.
  • How easy was that?  And such an elegant Christmas card…

Tomorrow’s post will give you a choice for the card front…Clean, crisp watercolor or sparkly, snow scene.  Be sure to stop by.

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Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


never quit.

Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!


Happiest Birthday…

How about a little water coloring today?  All you need is watercolor paper, reinker and an Aqua Painter Pen…and here’s what you can create…


Still playing around with the Wink of Stella Pen.  Here I’ve used the Gold on the flower and leaves.  It is gorgeously glittery (is that a word?) in person.  The dew drops are made with the Crystal Effects, but you have to be patient and let them dry really well.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Crushed Curry cardstock, Gold Foil and Watercolor Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Pear Pizazz, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Crystal Effects, Rose Garden Thinlets Dies, Aqua Painter, Gold Wink of Stella Pen


  • The Crushed Curry layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ attached to notecard with adhesive
  • The watercolor paper is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Cut the rose and leaves with the thinlets die from Gold Foil.  Add small dots of multipurpose glue to the back to add to watercolor paper.  Stamp the sentiment in Basic Black.  Using your Aqua Painter Pen filled with water and reinker dropped on an acrylic block as a palatte, first wet the leaves on the paper then add small amounts of reinker in Pear Pizazz.  Keep it light…you can always add color.  Should you get too much, use a paper towel to dab the paper.  Now add Mossy Meadow over the lighter green for texture or shadows.  Working with about 1/3 of the petals at a time, first wet the area with water, then add Daffodil Delight then Crushed Curry.  Add a little Calypso Coral here and there.  Once your watercolor is dry, paint over the petals and leaves with the Gold Wink of Stella.  Oh my!
  • To finish add dew drops with Crystal Effects and let dry completely before adding to your card front.

Yellow roses are my very favorite flower so I just had to try one with this set.  But I will admit I’ve got several different colors and variations in the works.  It’s is just so much fun to try different color combinations.  I think that’s what they call “playing”!

It’s Friday so you be sure and have a wonderful weekend doing whatever it is that brings you joy…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


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Come get inky with me…and Be HaPpY!



Silent Night…

Can you tell I’m flipping all over the place with the three holidays coming up?  There is so much new product and I’m in a frenzy with ideas that can’t be produced fast enough.

Today’s post features the beautiful Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP used in the “herringbone” technique…


This DSP was perfect for this technique…and so easy to do too.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Heavy Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil cardstock plus Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP
  • Ink:  New Archival Black Ink (pg. 19 Holiday Catalog), Mossy Meadow
  • Stamps:  Wonderland
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Banner Triple Punch (pg.165 Annual Catalog), Lots of Labels Framelits (pg. 173 Annual Catalog), Two-Way Glue Stick and Metallic Gold Thread (pg. 159 Annual Catalog)


  • The Heavy Whisper White base card is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ to be the base of you herringbone layer.
  • Choose two dsp designs and cut into 1/2″ wide strips.  Add two-way glue to back and begin with one long piece anywhere on the  Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ cardstock.  Leave the edges to trim when you have finished covering the whole piece. Turn your card 90 degrees and begin placing strips in a design pleasing to you.  When the cardstock is completely covered, turn it over to the back and trim all edges.  Add this layer to your gold foil layer with adhesive.
  • Cut a piece of Gold Foil 2″ x 4″, stamp with Black Ink and punch with Banner Triple punch.  Adhere to right side of your card front.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White and Basic Black with the Lots of Labels Framelit.  Cut the black layer in half and adhere to each end of the Whisper White layer.  Stamp Silent Night in Black and pine bough in Mossy Meadow.
  • Add a dimensional where you will place the sentiment on the card front.  Loop several layers with Gold Metallic Thread over the dimensional.
  • Add dimensionals to sentiment layer and add to card front over Gold Metallic Thread.
  • Inside the card I stamped the tree image in VersaMark and sprinkled with gold embossing powder.
  • It would be easy to use the trees again on the envelope to coordinate with the card or use the DSP on the envelope flap or as an envelope liner.

Hope you enjoyed this technique.  Look for a video on my facebook page (Rambling Rose Studio) in the next couple of days…

It’s Friday and date night at my house…dinner and a movie.  Have you seen Mission Impossible?  I didn’t expect to like it…but I did!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


although a short one…

Get inky this weekend…Be Happy!