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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!

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Framed Birthday…

Most of us I’m pretty sure send out mostly birthday cards…I have lists each month.  So keeping a stash of them on hand is always a good idea.

Of course feminine cards are my favorite and with flowers pushes me over the moon.  So today I’m posting an “over the moon” card…

How sweet and feminine is that?  Just makes me smile to look at it!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you’d like to make it too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Powder Pink, Berry Burst Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layering Squares Framelits, Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Strip Adhesive, Classic Label Punch

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 with SNAIL
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I had a punch for the tags stapled at the top, but you could cut them 1/2″ x 3/4″ Berry Burst and 1/2″ x 1″ Powder Pink.  Fish tail the one end on each piece and staple to left top corner.  Attach this whole layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Powder Pink scalloped square is 2-3/4″.  Line the back with Strip Adhesive.  The sentiment square is 2-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black the stem in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Stamp flowers and leaves on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Stamp “forever young” in Archival Basic Black and “fussy cut” or punch if you have the punch.
  • Cut a piece of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding 6″ long, fold in center and attach to lower right corner with SNAIL.  Wrap several loops of Linen Thread and attach over Seam Binding with multipurpose glue.  Add splats with Berry Burst marker using the lid and pulling the brush end out flipping color everywhere!
  • Add sentiment square with dimentionals over ribbon and thread.  Add frame over sentiment layer using Strip Adhesive.
  • Add sentiment using dimentionals at each end.
  • Add “fussy cut” flowers using multipurpose glue and dimensionals.
  • Inside the Berry Burst 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″.  Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black and the flower and stem in Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.

So if you have lots of family and girlfriends you need cards for, this one just might work for you too.

I’m so glad you stopped by to take a look today.  Hope you have found some inspiration for your own art creations.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’m still looking…

But I’m still inky…and HaPpY!

 

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Summertime…

Celebrating the first day of summer with you today and the longest daylight day of the year…

In my kitchen I keep a standing frame for my artwork.  The artwork is changed fairly often, but recently I realized there was nothing specific to the summer season.

That had to be changed so I got busy and created this light summer piece for today…

This frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby several years ago and it is a quirky size (6-1/4″ x 7-1/4″).  It also has corkboard inside it.  But it works great for what I intended to use it.  It fits nicely in a recipe holder on the counter.

This close up shows some of the texture in the background done with sponges and masking with a torn sheet of copy paper.

Love the cool drinks on the arm rests…

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and water color paper
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede, Real Red and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo (grass & sand texture)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Framelits, Sponges, Large Round Brush, Strip Adhesive

Digits

  • Using Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut your background piece the size you need.  Tear a piece of copy paper on the long side to create a mask for your sponging.  Apply the mask about 2/3 up and sponge the Soft Sky.  Leave some areas without ink to appear as clouds.  Move the mask down another 1/3 of space and using Pool Party sponge this area.  At the bottom 1/3 I used Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight then stamped texture with Soft Suede using stamp from Fabulous Flamingo.
  • You can add texture to the water by placing the mask in different areas and just sponging along the edge.
  • Stamp the grass in Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy at the right side.  Cut chairs from Thick Whisper White and add with multipurpose glue.  Cut the glasses and add a bit of color at the bottom and then use brush of Blender Pen to move the color up a little.  Add to arm rests on chairs with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The swirly sun was cut from a piece of colored water color paper I had lying around.  I liked the colors.  You could recreate this with reinker and a brush using Real Red and Daffodil Delight.  This piece was added with multipurpose glue.
  • The letters was cut from a piece of water color paper that I wet with water and added the color to one side and let it bleed or flow to the other by tipping the paper.  Gives you a graduated look with the color.  Let dry and cut with Large Letters Framelits.  The letters were added with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut a piece of cardstock the length of your background by 2″.  Tear the edge along one side.  Add to the bottom of your piece with Strip Adhesive.

This seems to really brighten my kitchen for this season.  Do you ever make a piece of art for your home and live with it?  Most of us create art pieces and give them away.  Maybe you could make a gift for yourself!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

make it memorable.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

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Birthday Background…

SU! has beautiful designer series paper, but sometimes it’s fun to create your own especially when a stamp set offers you the perfect stamp to make it with.  And that’s just what I’ve done today…

I love the background repeats not only the color but a smaller version of the focal point.

This close up shows details in the background and the main image.

A side view shows how the Adhesive Strips lift the water color and sentiment layers.

And a peek inside.

I’m loving working/playing with this stamp set.  The design is so intricate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Archival Basic Black plus White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layered Square Framelits, 5/8″ Crinkled Berry Burst Seam Binding, Adhesive Strips, Small Round Brush, Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Berry Burst base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Berry Burst layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use the Embossing Buddy all over the surface before stamping in Craft White Ink and sprinkling with White Embossing Powder and heating.  Attach to card front over Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The Berry Burst layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The water color layer is 3″ x 4″.  Color the stamp image with Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive markers.  I general cover the whole flower with the lighter Flirty Flamingo first and go back and add the Berry Burst here and there.  Same with the stem and leaves and the greens.  When you stamp on the water color paper, huff your image and hold it in place on the water color paper longer than normal to give the ink time to seep into the porus paper.  Go over the image with a small round brush and water to “move” the ink and fill in the spaces.  It’s always nice to leave a sparkle of white here and there.  Add the splatters with the Berry Burst marker using the top of the marker and flicking the brush end out over your work.
  • Attach the water color layer to the other two layers with Tear Tape.  Tie a piece of Berry Burst ribbon around the bottom of these three layers.  Add Adhesive strip to back of all three layers and place on card front centered.
  • Cut a scalloped square from Berry Burst.  Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White CS and cut with cooresponding stitched square framelit.  Attach  together with SNAIL.  Add single dimensional where the card covers the artwork and double dimensionals where it doesn’t and attach at lower left corner of card front.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″attached with SNAIL.   Stamp the leaf using Lemon Lime Twist with Old Olive twice without reinking.

How much fun was that?  I hope you will be inspired to give these techniques a try.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’ve been receiving lots of gifts lately…

Be inky…Be HaPpY!

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Standout HB…

The different techniques you can use with this framelit interested me…and I plan to use all of them!

This first technique where the words are popped out of the stamped art was somewhat (not too bad, I’ve done lots worse) was the first technique I tried…

And I had been waiting for a project using this stamp set…this seemed perfect!

This card gave me the perfect opportunity to use the newly available Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.

Is that a standout happy birthday or what?

And a peek inside…

Not to long ago I used this method with the Rose Wonder stamp set and framelits.  It turned out gorgeous, but I lost my mind placing all those little pieces back inside.  This one really wasn’t bad at all and I do love the effect.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Happy Birthday Thinlits,  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, small round brush or Blender Pen, ribbon (your choice, this Seam Binding is retired)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp rose image by “painting” stamp with markers.  Color all the rose Powder Pink first and all the leaves Lemon Lime Twist.  Then go back with Real Red and Old Olive and paint half of the image over the lighter color.  Use a small round brush with water or a Blender Pen to pull the color into the white spaces of the image.  I made a mask of the rose with post it note paper, covered the image and stamped the background with Crumb Cake stamped off once.
  • Cut a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet as big as the HB Thinlit.  Attach this sheet to back of stamped image.  Run through Big Shot with HB Thinlit on top.  Attach another piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of a piece of white fun foam and run through Big Shot.  Remove stamped HB image carefully from stamped layer keeping all background pieces.  Attach stamped piece to card front with SNAIL.  Attach fun foam inside cut out on card front.  Attach stamped HB over fun foam.  Add background pieces back in their place.  How pretty is that?
  • Now inside the Lemon Lime Twist 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″ attach over Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL
  • Using the small rose stamp image and coloring with marker in the same way as the larger image, stamp in lower right corner and blend colors with small round brush or Blender Pen.
  • Forget to show the envelope, but the smaller rose was stamped again in the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

Right now I’m looking for a masculine image to repeat this technique.  I’ll be sure to share that with you too.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be 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

Relax…

Ahhh…summertime.  We look forward to it all winter waiting for that day with warm temperatures, gentle breezes and time to just relax.  So let’s do that…

Here’s a great all occasion card for summer…

Can you feel the breeze, taste the cool drink and here Nora Jones singing Come Away With Me?  Yep, it can do all that!

A glamour close up to show that background (more on that later)…

A side angle showing lifted layers…

and a peek inside…

So now that you are all relaxed, let’s make this card together.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Emerald Envy, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons (sentiment), Fabulous Flamingo (grass & leaves), Background Bits (script in background) and Brushstrokes (background lines)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layering Squares Framelits, Seasonal Layers (chair), Clear Embossing Powder, 3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Emerald Envy 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 5-1/8″.  I used the cling wrap smoosh method to apply color to the water color paper.  Add ink straight from ink pad directly to cling wrap.  I used Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  Spritz with water and lay on top of your water color paper.  Smoosh the colors on the paper and together.  Remove wrap and let dry.  If you aren’t patient like me, use your heat gun.  Now you could use the paper as a background just like this.  But I say this technique and wanted to give it a try so I stamped the script from Background Bits and the stripes from Brushstrokes over the paper with VersaMark, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heated it.  Then I repeated the smoosh method again.  I know, I know…but seriously it’s pretty slick when you see it in person.  Now you know!  Add grass at bottom of this layer and leaves at top with Emerald Envy.
  • So however you decide to used your background, apply the water color paper to the Emerald Envy layer with Tear Tape.  Add a band of the Lemon Lime Ombre Ribbon at the bottom attached with SNAIL.  Add both layers to the card front with Tear Tape.  Water Color paper warps and needs extra sticky.
  • Make a bow with several loops from Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Cut chair from Thick Whisper White.  Apply to card front with the new Mini Dimensionals!  Or, cut the old ones.  Stamp sentiment in Bermuda Bay on Thick Whisper White CS and cut with Layered Squares Framelits.  Cut a scalloped square from Bermuda Bay the next size up.  Attach together with SNAIL and to the top right corner on the card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Emerald Envy layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp leaves three times in lower left corner without reinking.  Attach with SNAIL.
  • You could also stamp the leaves on the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

How fun is that?  This is the card I sent to Sara Sauve this week for helping me get my computer breathing again.  She wanted a beach themed card.  Hope she likes it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

So 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

Color Pencil Rose…

Yesterday I confessed the stencil paste was one of my favorite new products.  The first card I made after my order arrived, I used the paste.

Today’s post uses the new stencils and paste again along with the colored pencils and the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

The paste was colored using the Crumb Cake reinker…

This glamour close up shows the “dew” made with fine tipped glue applicator…

And a side view.  Do you love this ombré Lemon Lime Ribbon?

And a peek inside where I used the framelit sets to Colorful Season (branch) and Beautiful Bouquet (flowers)

So I’m in a REAL pickle…my electricity abruptly went off yesterday for two hours.  When I came into the studio to begin posting, my computer was blank!  I’ve tried everything I know to fix it with no success.

So for now I’ll have to try to post with my IPad and hope it goes well until we get this computer thing figured out…UGH!

Here’s the StuffN Digits for today’s card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms, Beautiful Bouquet (sentiments)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/4″ Lemon Lime Twist Ombré Ribbon, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Linen Thread, Seasonal Layers Framelits (branch) and Bouquet Bunch Framelits (flowers)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  The rose was stamped in lower left corner with Crumb Cake ink.  Mix a small amount of paste with Crumb Cake reinker.  Lay the stencil diagonally at top right corner and apply paste with knife.  Let dry.  Be sure to clean your stencil and knife right away.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at lower right corner.
  • Using a white colored pencil, color all of the rose image.  This will keep your colors bright.  I used a light and dark shade of pink and the same for the green.  I left some of the white pencil showing,  Use two tones of a pretty blue to shadow the rose.
  • Before adding this layer over the Lemon Lime Twist, attach a band of the Ombré Lemon Lime Ribbon at the top attached at back with SNAIL.  Make several looped bow and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach with glue dots.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left.  Cut branch from Colorful Seasons Set in Lemon Lime Twist and add with multipurpose glue at an angle from mid left to lower right.  Cut two sets of flowers from Calypso Coral CS.  Cut one set in half and add to branch with multipurpose glue.

I hope you’ll give this paste a try.  It’s priced reasonably for all the fun you can have with it.

As always, you can shop right here with me by clicking on the “Shop Now” star in the right colum and have these products at your door!

Here’s your “Bism” for today…

Hope your day is inky and you are HaPpY!

B

My Favorite Things…

Finally home from our baseball tournament adventures…those who participate will relate.

And waiting for me here at home was my first demo order from the annual catalog!  There are so many products I couldn’t wait to get my hands on…but a girl has to start somewhere…

Combining the stencil paste (awesome!) with water coloring and that gorgeous crinkled seam binding is the first project off my desk.

A glamour close up of the Micron Pen doodling…

A side view hoping to show dimension of paste…

and inside with more paste and one of my favorite sentiments.

Workspace in the studio is covered with so much new product.  It’s hard to organize when you want to use everything at once.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for today’s post…

Stuff

Paper:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper.

Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake and Old Olive

Stamps:  Floral Phrases and Beautiful Bouquet (sentiments)

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Berry Burst, Linen Thread, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Micron Pen, SU! Markers Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist.

Digits

The Berry Burst base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″

The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL

The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use a small amount of paste and a drop of Crumb Cake.  Work color in with palette knife.  Tape stencil over top of cardstock with Washi Tape.  Apply paste with knife and spread to cover the top half of paper.  Remove stencil and clean stencil and knife with water.  Let paper layer dry. It’s pretty fast. If you want to add some stenciling to the inside Thick Whisper White layer, now would be the best time.  Tip:  If you have paste left over, create a new layer to work on later. 

Cut a piece of water color paper 4″ x 2-1/4″.  Color rose stamp with marker starting with lightest color and adding darker shade last.  Spritz with water and stamp directly to water color paper.  Let dry.  Using a Micron Pen create details on stamped image and adding scribbles and dots.  Add this layer over the bottom of the stenciled layer.   Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at bottom left corner of water color paper.

Add a piece of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding around the place where the two layers meet using SNAIL.

Add combined layer to card front over Lemon Lime Twist.

Make a bow with several loops and tie center with Linen Thread.  Tie a piece of Linen Thread around seam binding on card and use this to tie bow to card front.  You can anchor the bow with glue dots.

Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with SNAIL.

The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment at top right with Archival Basic Black.  Add this layer over Lemon Lime Twist layer.

Honestly the Stencil Paste is much easier to use than I thought.  Just be sure to rinse clean as soon as you have used it.  This paste opens up our deminsional creative opportunities to a whole new level.  And the seam binding has always been a favorite for me so I’m thrilled to have these new colors to work with.

I am thrilled to tell you the my Jameson’s baseball team coached by my son, Jeff, qualified to attend the State Championship Tournament in West Palm Beach in three weeks!!!  We had a grand time this past week and I thought I’d share a couple of the pictures…

A poster made by the tournament photographer showing several shots of Jameson playing.

Quietly waiting to take the field.

Lyla is Jameson’s biggest cheerleader…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

it happens…

Hope you are inky and HaPpY today!

 

B