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Guy Note…

Probably most of us make a lot of cards (I know I do!), and it’s a pretty good bet that the majority of the cards we make are for our feminine friends and family.

Why is that?

  1. It would be easy to list several reasons quickly…
  2. Girl cards are cuter so more fun to make
  3. We can use flowers which most of us love
  4. And sweet, soft colors…etc.

And while all that may be true, guys like getting cards too.  Today’s card post is definitely for a male…

Now that’s cute in a guy sort of way…note the camo pen!

Here’s a close up…

In this side view you can see the frame and pen are raised with dimensionals.

And a peek inside…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla cardstock, water color paper and Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Background Bits, Gorgeous Grunge (splat) and Soft Sayings Stamp Kit (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Stitched Square Framelits, sponge,  water color pencils and small round brush

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add script and splats in Soft Suede stamped off first.  Add a piece of Burlap Ribbon around the top of this layer and then add layer to card front over DSP with multipurpose glue.  Weight this layer with acrylic blocks to set.
  • Using a couple of pieces of burlap, tie a knot around ribbon.
  • Cut a frame using DSP and Stitched Square Framelits.  I used Strip Adhesive to attach to card front framing the sentiment.
  • The pen was stamped in Archival Basic Black. Let dry.  Color with Gray, Black and Old Olive water color pens.  Use small round brush and some water to smooth colors.  Fussy cut pen and add to card front using Strip Adhesive on back leaving a space with no adhesive so that the pen will fit over the frame.
  • Inside the Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede.  Add splat stamp and script in Soft Suede that has been stamped off.  Cut a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and attach with SNAIL at bottom of layer.
  • The envelope isn’t pictured but I did add the script and splat stamps in Soft Suede to the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

So since this card sentiment says “just a note” this card would work for a birthday or thank you or just thinking of you.  Hope this helps you with ideas for the guys in your life.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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Foxy Desk Calendar…

You may have caught the live Facebook video on this masculine desk calendar.  What a nerve wracking thing to do…I’ll get better at it I promise.  My excuses to not do it are:  bad hair day, fingernails aren’t polished except with ink, I’m in my pj’s…well, you get the picture.  I always mess up somehow and you are always still encouraging!

My intention was to highlight the new Water Color Pencils that will be available in the new Occasions Catalog in SU! colors!  Was I ever excited when those babies were announced at OnStage…and I was given a box of them!

Here’s a small sample using the water color pencils and showing a masculine desk calendar made for the Christmas Market show in less than two weeks.  Am I ready?…maybe.

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I gave directions earlier this week on making this desk calendar and also gave them again today on the Facebook video.  It’s the fox, the water color pencils and the fact that masculine can be gorgeous too that I wanted to share.

Here’s a close up of the fox…

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This is a great stamp from the set The Wilderness Awaits and those water color pencils are magic.  The Designer Series Paper is from the paper stack Warmth & Cheer.

When I made the first masculine desk calendar, I gave it to Sweetums for his opinion and asked if he would put one like it on his desk.  Yep!  So I’ve made several more to take to the Market.  I’ll let you know how they sell…

Did you hear the new Stitched Framelits are on backorder?  I knew they were going to be a big hit.

Hope you enjoyed this water color post.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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agreed.

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

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Masculine Birthday Feathers…

This stamp set has been in the studio maybe a month…with NO ink being applied!  What’s up with that?  I love feathers and need more masculine cards in my stash.

So today even though the Christmas Market is still very much on my mind, this card finally saw ink today…

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Did those colors wake you up?

Here’s the inside peek…

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There are a few more ideas for this set coming up…it’s really a three-step set so you know I’ve got to give that a try.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede Cardstock
  • Ink:  White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Feather Together and Gorgeous Grunge
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst (Amazon)

Digits

  • The Soft Suede base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Crumb Cake horizontal layer is 5-3/8″ x 2-5/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The Water Color layer is 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″.  I used a big piece of water color paper and spritzed it with water then sprayed the color burst using Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and Violet.  I let the colors blend and the water color paper do its job.  Sometimes I re-spritz with water and sometimes I use a Kleenex to take water away.  Just remember it will dry lighter.  I left this sheet overnight and cut the 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece the next day.  But now I have a big sheet of these big bold colors to work with left over.  Can you say dragon fly?  Attach this piece on top of the Crumb Cake piece with multipurpose glue.
  • Rub Stamping Buddy over cardstock where sentiment will be stamped so you will get a nice clean image.  Stamp sentiment in Craft White Ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Inside the Crumb Cake layer is 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.  The small band of water colored paper is 5-1/4″ x 1/4″

There’s another idea rolling around in my head that includes these feathers with those cowboy boots…that’s going to happen!

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Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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amen.

If you are inky…you’ll always be HaPpY!

 

 

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Birthday Boots….

This is a BIG birthday month for me with several masculine birthdays.  So today’s post is for Sweetums’ brother (he doesn’t read my blog) whose birthday is coming up next week while I’ll be away…

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I love this card and especially these old boots!  While I was working with this card, several other ideas popped up.  When that happens, I don’t trust myself to remember so I stop and sketch it.  I’m pretty sure you will see more of these boots.  And that old truck in this set is one of my favorites!

Here’s a peek inside…

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A little something, something inside to coordinate with the card front and the envelope too!  Hallmark eat your heart out!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’, Gorgeous Grunge (splats), Live, Love, Grow (plants)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Seasonal Decorative Masks, Neutral Candy Dots, 1″ Square Punch, Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake 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″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The Soft Suede layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to Early Espresso layer with multipurpose glue
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Using a sponge and Soft Sky ink with the Seasonal Decorative Mask add color just to the side where the boots will be placed.  Add splats with Early Espresso.  Add grass in Pear Pizazz and Old Olive for second layer.  Attach this layer to Early Espresso layer with multipurpose glue
  • On a scrap of water color paper stamp boots with Archival Black Ink.  Using your ink pad lid as a palatte and an Aqua Painter add Crumb Cake to boots and shade with Soft Suede.  “Fussy Cut” and add double dimensionals to back.  Place over grass.
  • Stamp three desert plants in Pear Pizazz and Old Olive and “fussy cut”.  Add two larger plants inside boots with one dimensional.  Add smaller plant in center with double dimensionals.
  • Loop Linen Thread several times around two fingers.  Cut a small piece and wrap several times around loop and tie in knot.  Add to card front with glue dot.
  • Punch a 1″ square and cut in half.  Add to two top corners with multipurpose glue.  Add Early Espresso Candy Dot

I know there is fussy cutting, but seriously, this is a really nice looking masculine card.  Maybe make several for your stash…I sure plan to!

Two days and counting to OnStage Atlanta!  I’m so excited to share this experience with three of my team.  They have no idea what they have in store for them!

Did you see the new product announced by Stampin’ Up! today?  No?  Check my facebook page @Rambling Rose Studio.  Oh my goodness…I have been hoping for these stitched framelits.  Mine are already ordered!

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And Discounts on these current products just for the month of November…

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Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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If you are inky…you are HaPpY!

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Snowy Vintage Truck…

Masculine cards are a challenge…sometimes.  Whenever one is found with a different, interesting look to it…I have to make it.  Today’s post was taken from a video on youtube by Frances Martin…you can see it here.  She had learned the technique from someone on her team.  I just love hearing her talk…

Here’s today’s rusty old truck (I love trucks!) in a faux sepia tone complete with snow!

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Do you find the “look” interesting?  And it’s really not hard at all to do…however, this one was made for a golfing buddy for Sweetums and he ended up not being able to give it to him because the White Craft Ink didn’t dry in time…just a heads up if you plan on making this one for someone special…Plan ahead!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock.
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Basic Black and Craft White
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’, Thoughtful Branches and Fresh Fruit (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Gel Pen, Small round paint brush, toothpick and Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Soft Suede layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp truck on post it note and “fussy cut” to create a mask.  Stamp truck on Crumb Cake in Basic Black and paint with Soft Suede ink from ink pad lid and an Aqua Painter.  Use Early Espresso for wood trim, box and wheel wells.  Cover with mask.  Stamp trees in Early Espresso across entire layer.  Using small paint brush and White Craft Ink inside ink pad lid, paint snow in foreground.  Here’s where I went wrong, I used the end of my paint brush to add snow to trees and truck.  In Frenchie’s video she used a toothpick.  I bet her card was dry long before mine.  Stamp sentiment in lower right corner with Early Espresso.  Let dry overnight to be sure you don’t smudge your snow.  I used a White Gel Pen to add falling snow slanted in one direction emulating blowing in the wind.  If you like it, add that too.
  • Add this layer to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside there is a Soft Suede layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.

I’m going to be looking for ways to use this technique again…I like it!

So all the news today is about the hurricane “Matthew”.  Hope everyone has been cautious and evacuated to safer places.  Of course, my son and family live in St. Petersburg, but they are expecting wind and rain only.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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we all see it.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY like me!

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Pumpkin Delivery…

In the fall when the pumpkins are gathered and the hay is felled and rolled…and Starbuck’s starts serving Pumpkin Spice Latte’s…I will be a HaPpY camper.

With that in mind, I made this post for today…

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Here’s a peek inside the card…

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This old truck speaks to me of fall hayrides and farmer’s delivering their pumpkin harvest to the market.  You’ll notice there isn’t a sentiment on the card, only because this card would serve for several occasions, especially masculine ones which I find challenging sometimes.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper.
  • Ink:  Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Basic Black and Soft Sky.
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’ and Spooky Fun (pumpkins) and Thoughtful Branches (trees)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack, Aqua Painter, 5/8″ Burlap, Halloween Scenes Edgelits

Digits

  • The Old Olive base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Crushed Curry layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Crushed Curry layer with SNAIL
  • The water color layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp truck on post it note paper and “fussy cut”.  Stamp truck in Basic Black, mask with post it paper, stamp trees.  Use Early Espresso for tree trunk and Old Olive with Mossy Meadow added to center with marker spritzed with water before stamping.  For the smaller trees ink with Old Olive and “thump” stamp with Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry.
  • Use reinkers to “paint” the truck with an Aqua Painter.  Start with light color and go back over for darker shades.    Paint windows and lights Soft Sky.  On scrap paper stamp pumpkins, paint with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  Cut one pumpkin away from group and place a deminsional on back.  Cut the bottom 1/3 from the other two pumpkins and add to back of truck with Multipurpose Glue.  Add last pumpkin with deminsional on top of the two pumpkins.  Paint the grass with Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.
  • Inside there is a layer of Rich Razzleberry 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The pumpkins were stamped and painted on scrap and cut with edgelits.  Add to card with dimensionals.  Use the Smoky Slate marker to add shadows at base.

My focus this week is Halloween, of course, and the fall season in general.  Fall is my favorite season of the year and I hope my posts and projects will convey that to you.

Always ask if you have a question about anything.  As always, if you don’t have a demonstrator and need product or help with a product let me know in the comment section.  You can purchase anything you see on my blog here by just clicking the “shop now” button.  If you need a copy of the annual or holiday catalog, let me know and I will be HaPpY to send you one!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I’ve got more passwords than I could ever keep up with!

Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!

 

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Seascape Birthday…

After spending eight days with “the Littles” it felt so nice to be in my studio this afternoon creating…But not nearly as much fun as we’ve had this past week.

We were busy from first light until after dark with all kinds of activities.  I’m talking about catching lightening bugs, golfing, swimming, nature center, rock climbing, y-bike riding, playing with neighborhood kids, crafts, painting by number and driving the golf cart in the evenings.  Fun every minute…

But I did miss creating each day and talking to all of you.  I hope you missed me just a little.

Yesterday my order was delivered and now there are many new stamp sets and designer series papers, framelits, thinlets and ribbon too.  So much to share…

Here’s a masculine birthday card for you today…

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and a peek at how it opens and the inside…

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The circular greeting tucks behind the starfish when closed for a different look.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim cardstock, plus water color paper and Serene Scenery DSP Stack
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Pool Party and Dapper Denim
  • Stamps:  Picture Perfect and Wetlands
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Burlap Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits, Aqua Pen

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 6-3/8″, scored at 2-1/8″ to make the front flap
  • The Dapper Denim layer on the front flap is 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ with a 5″ x 1-5/8″ Serene Scenery DSP attached with adhesive.  Add Burlap ribbon with adhesive before adding to card base front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp starfish from Picture Perfect stamp set.  First layer stamp off Sahara Sand.  Second layer straight Sahara Sand.  “fussy cut” and add to panel with dimensionals on three points leaving two without so the circular greeting can tuck under.
  • The Dapper Denim inside layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  • The Whisper White cardstock layer is 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Add a layer of DSP over the right side  of Whisper White that measures 5″ x 2-1/4″ with adhesive.  Add a strip of Burlap Ribbon with adhesive at the seam of the DSP and Whisper White.  Add this layer to the Dapper Denim layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Let’s make the greeting layer.  Use the largest scalloped circle for the Dapper Denim layer.  Use the next size circular framelit to cut a water color paper circle.  Use the Aqua Painter to paint the sky Pool Party with a little Dapper Denim at the bottom of the sky.  Use a Kleenex to dab a couple of clouds while it’s still wet.  Using Sahara Sand paint the sand leaving a space between the sky and sand with no color.  Tip:  You can tip the paper to make the colors “run” for a nice affect.  When dry, stamp birds from Wetlands stamp set in Soft Suede.  Add water color circle to Dapper Denim circle with multipurpose glue.  Score a portion of the right edge of circle and tuck behind the inside panel.  Use multipurpose glue to attach.  You may want to trim a straight edge on the water color paper rather than folding behind.
  • Add this whole layer to the  inside the card with multipurpose glue.
  • You can see I also stamped the birds on the envelope and used the Aqua Painter Pen to add some Dapper Denim water underneath.

Now that my first card is made after over a week, I think I’ll jump into this order box and see what develops.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow and check it out…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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The way Sweetums and I felt last night after 12 hours on the road to get “the Littles” back home.

Today I’m inky…and HaPpY!

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Foxy Hello…

Earlier this week when posting  a card with a skunk, I mentioned there would be many more little animals in my future.

Here’s another…

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Isn’t this little fox adorable?  What is it about a fox anyway?  Along with the punch this stamp set makes a bundle with a 10% savings when purchased together…deal!

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White Cardstock, plus A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Foxy Friends and Thoughtful Banners (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Fox Builder Punch, Duet Banners Punch, Linen Thread, Seaside Embossing Folder, Banner Punch, 5/8″ Mini Striped Mint Macaron Ribbon and Straight Line Piercing Template

Digits

  • The Pool Party base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • The Watermelon Wonder layer is 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The DSP layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to the Watermelon Wonder layer with adhesive
  • The two DSP banners are 1-3/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Trim bottom of each with Banner Punch and adhere to DSP layer with adhesive making two uneven layers.  The Whisper White banner is 1-1/4″ x 4″, embossed with Seaside EF, tagged at one end with Banner Punch and attached over the two DSP banners with multipurpose glue.
  • The horizontal Watermelon Wonder layer is 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.
  • The horizontal Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.  Using a piercing template with straight lines, pierce around edges and draw lines with journaling pen.  Add a piece of the Mini Striped Ribbon to the left side and secure in back with adhesive.  Loop ribbon three times with each loop a little bigger then tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add over ribbon with glue dots.
  • On scrap Whisper White cardstock stamp tree stump in Crumb Cake and “fussy cut”.  Using a template made by punching copy paper with Fox Builder Punch, stamp fox pieces in Calypso Coral and assemble fox with multipurpose glue and the head with dimensionals.  Add tree stump to right side of horizontal layer with multipurpose glue.  Add fox on top of stump with dimensionals.  Add this assembled layer to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment on scrap Whisper White.  Color strips on banner with Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder markers.  Punch with Banner Punch and add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a Watermelon Wonder layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The white layer was pierced around all sides and a “thread” drawn in with a journaling pen.

This bundled set is so versatile and I’m sure it will see lots of use…there are just endless possibilities!  And this DSP has great masculine color combinations.

Here is your “B-ism” for today…

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…and one will happen tomorrow when the weekend starts!

Get Inky…Be HaPpY!

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Oh Happy Day!…

This card was made for a masculine birthday, but as I look at it here on my desk it seems a perfect card for a new baby boy too.  Love when that happens with a stamp set.  Here’s the card…

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These stamps are from the Swirly Bird set…so versatile!

Here’s a peek at the inside…

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Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  This Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight  and Pool Party cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach,  and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners and Layering Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlets, Duet Banner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Pool Party layer is 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Stamp with Pool Party ink with “splatter” stamp all over. Add to bottom of Whisper White layer with adhesive.
  • Cut “waves” from Dapper Denim and Swirly Scribbles Thinlet.  Use thin tip glue to add over the Pool Party layer.
  • Stamp “sun” in Peekaboo Peach.  Cut swirly “sun” with Swirly Scribbles Thinklet in Daffodil Delight and add over sun stamp using thin tip glue.
  • With scrap paper punch scallop circle and use as a mask while sponging with Soft Sky ink all over the sky but not over sun.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp banner  and sentiment in Basic Black.  Punch out with Duet Banner Punch.  Color stripes with Real Red marker.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp boat in Basic Gray.  Use gray marker around edges and “fussy cut”. Add to water with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sails in Real Red and Dapper Denim and “fussy cut”.  Dry emboss on back with stylus and add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a Dapper Denim layer 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with a 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ Whisper White layer.  Stamp sentiment in Dapper Denim and heart in Real Red.

This stamp set has 24 stamps and is bundled in the new catalog with the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlet set. for a 10% savings.  The new catalog will “go live” a week from today!  Tomorrow I have a different card entirely from this same set…be sure to stop by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Seriously!

Hope you are inky and HaPpY today!

 

 

 

 

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In the Meadow…

Seriously tried NOT to purchase this stamp set…now I cant stop the ideas for using it.  Of course, any time a masculine card comes to mind I make it and put it in my stash.  They are a challenge for me…I mean where’s the sparkle and bling?

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and here’s a peek at the inside of the card…

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That tree went on the envelope too.  This card sketch works for many stamp sets if you are ever stuck on an idea.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla and Soft Suede
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Into the Meadow
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, 1″ square punch and Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Soft Suede layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached to the card front with adhesive
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • The deer Soft Suede layer is 1 3/4″ x 3″ and the Very Vanilla layer is 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.  Stamp the deer in Soft Suede, grass in Pear Pizazz and the sky in Soft Sky.  Use an Aqua Painter and paint in the sky with Soft Sky and go over the deer to pull color from stamped image.  Use the ink pad lid as a palate if you want to shade the deer.  Attach layers with adhesive.  Add several rounds of Linen Thread and tie in knot.  Place on card front Very Vanilla layer with dimensionals centered top to bottom on the right side.
  • Stamp three images on Very Vanilla in Pear Pizazz and Smoky Slate (mountains).  Punch images with 1″ punch and layer with adhesive on to 1 1/4″ Soft Suede squares.  Place dimensionals on back of each.  Place the center one first then add the remaining two.
  • Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso at bottom right corner.
  • Inside there is a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Soft Suede layer with a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Very Vanilla layer.  Use markers to paint stamp in Smoky Slate and Pear Pizazz.  Attach to inside of card with adhesive.

Isn’t that easy for such a striking card?  It’s the sketch…works so well.  Give it a try with one of your favorite sets or one that is challenging you.

As always, if you don’t already have a demonstrator you are working with and would like to purchase the supplies to make this card, just click on the “shop now” button and shop to your heart’s content!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I’m embarrassed to admit this is true…

So, let’s get inky and Be HaPpY!

 

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