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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!

 

 

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous…

Today I’m using two of my favorite stamp sets together and trying a technique I found on Lydia Feidler’s blog (here) to create this birthday card…

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a close up…

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you can see there is also some paper piecing for her dress and umbrella in addition to the background which gives a sepia look to the overall card front.

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to achieve this background it helps to have a stamp repositioner like a stampa-ma-jig or a MISTI.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Natural White and Baked Brown Sugar (retired) Cardstock, plus water color paper and DSP of your choice for dress and umbrella paper piecing.  I used Carried Away Designer Series Paper on this card.
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Baked Brown Sugar (retired) You could substitute with any other brown ink.
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  You could use an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen (I feel one is too wet and the other not wet enough, so I used a small round brush with some water spritzed on an Acrylic Block.  SU! Water Color Pencils

Digits

  • The Natural White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Baked Brown Sugar layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Stamp girl in foreground in Archival Basic Black ink.  Stamp again on post it note and fussy cut placing over girl on card front as a mask before stamping background.
  • Set up your MISTI with the Mediterranean Moment back ground stamp or your stampa-ma-jig and stamp the background scene in Baked Brown Sugar.  Use your choice to lightly moisten this area to blur the outlines and give a sepia look to the background.  Then reposition your stamp in the same place and re-stamp the background image.
  • Remove mask.  Stamp girl image on a scrap of DSP suitable for the umbrella and girl.  Cut out umbrella and attach over stamped image on card front with multipurpose glue.  Cut out just the dress from DSP scrap and apply over stamped image with multipurpose glue.  I used SU! water color pencils to color her hair with Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso and skin tones in a light shade of Calypso Coral.  Go over pencil markings with brush and water.
  • Stamp sentiment at top right with Baked Brown Sugar.
  • Inside there is a layer of Baked Brown Sugar 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.  And a layer over that of Natural White that is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.

You have probably done each of these techniques (sepia and paper piecing) but maybe not together…

Lots going on in the studio today…baby shower invites are off in the postal system, team surprises are well underway, swaps have just a few steps left to be finished and tomorrow’s post is ready for photography…not to mention tomorrow at 11 a.m. (EST) I will be “live” on Rambling Rose Studio’s facebook page demonstrating water color backgrounds using Color Burst by Ken Oliver.  Hope you can tune in.  If you are one of my facebook followers, you should have received an event post last night.

If you aren’t…why not stop by and see if you like it at Rambling Rose Studio!

Something happened to our spring weather today…brrrr!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I sure hope so.

Until tomorrow when my fingers really will be inky…you get inky and be HaPpY!

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Live With Passion…

Would you say you have a creative passion in your life?  If you do, you are one lucky person…

Today’s card directs you to live with passion, laugh out loud and love deeply.  Three excellent ideas for a happy life.

Here’s today’s card…

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Did those colors wake you up?  It was an experiment trying to get a loose sunset and position her to look like she’s kicking up water.  Whether I actually achieved that or not, I do like the end product.  This stamp set (Beautiful You) is just so versatile as is the High Tide set (birds).

This week, probably Friday but I’ll announce it on my facebook page as an event, I plan to show in a live video how I do these watercolor backgrounds…so stay tuned for that.  It has become a constant inquiry on this blog and it’s high time I just made time to show the steps and give some tips.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Whisper White, Natural White and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper and Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You and High Tide
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Strip Adhesive, Water Color Pencils, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst concentrated powder (Amazon)

Digits

  • The Natural White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The water color layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  This layer needs to be done at least a day prior to using it.  It should dry naturally.  Spritz water color paper with water and then spray your colors while it is wet.  If you want to move the color, spray more water.  Pick up the paper and let the color move around to create shades of different colors.  I try to limit myself to just three colors and let the water color paper and water do the magic.  You can also re-spritz and add more color or use a tissue to remove puddles.
  • Once your water color paper is dry, stamp the girl, sentiment and birds in Basic Archival Black.

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  • Stamp the girl on a piece of DSP that would work for a dress pattern.  Fussy cut the dress and attach over stamped image with multipurpose glue.  I added some shading with a darker colored water color pencil to her dress and hat.  Also Calypso Coral was used lightly for skin tones.  Add adhesive strip to the back of this piece and attach over Basic Black layer.

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  • Inside there is a layer of Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add a strip from the original water color paper at bottom with multipurpose glue.
  • You can see the birds were added to the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

This stamp set has seen a lot of ink.  Cards sent out using this stamp set have garnered praises from those who have received them…this one is a winner!

Lots of activity here at the studio…finishing 20+ baby shower invites, 25 swap cards for this weekend, planning classes for the following week and attending a stamping event in Nashville this weekend…not to mention a new project for each day in between.  Plenty of things to do and lots of new product to get it done with…heaven!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you might have learned something new or been inspired by what you’ve seen.  Thanks too for those of you who have shopped online with me!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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and it does.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

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Just Because…

Today’s post could be a Valentine…even though it is not in the traditional red/pink color combo.  It could be a birthday card.  Or maybe a “just because” card to say I love you…

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and a peek inside…

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Did you notice the envelope peeking out underneath?

Over the weekend one afternoon was spent playing with water color paper, a water spritzer and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst pigment.   Pieces of water color paper in every imaginable combination of colors were lying on all surfaces of the studio.  They were left to dry overnight and I couldn’t wait to get up the next morning to check out the colors and some of the techniques I used for textures.

Today’s flower is a result of that day’s experiments.  And it just happens to look well with SU!’s Calypso Coral ink and Seam Binding Ribbon.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Special Reason and Gorgeous Grunge (splats) and Gift of Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, coordinating thinlits to Special Reason Stamp Set

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Blushing Bride layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Cut flower using flower thinlit at bottom right corner.  Also cut out two leaves and another small leaf from scrap Whisper White.  Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp flower on post it note and “fussy cut” for a mask.  Lay mask over flower and stamp “splats” in Calypso Coral at an angle.  Remove mask.
  • Cut a small piece of DSP and attach behind leaves with multipurpose glue.  If you have water colored a piece for the flower, attach with multipurpose glue behind the flower.
  • Add a band of ribbon at top and attach at back with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops tying center with Linen Thread.  Attach to band with glue dots.
  • Add strips of adhesive to back of this layer and attach over Blushing Bride layer.  Add small leaf cut out to front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the Blushing Bride layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a layer of Whisper White 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ on top.  The flower was cut from water color paper and “fussy cut” then added to bottom right corner with multipurpose glue.  Add “splats” in Calypso Coral at an angle from bottom right corner.
  • The envelope was taken apart and the smaller flower was cut out.  The same piece of water color paper was added with multipurpose glue to inside of envelope then the sides were reattached with SNAIL.  Just a little something extra to make Hallmark take notice…

Look for more projects made with splashes of water color coming in the days ahead.  It sure is nice to have them on hand a ready to go…

Thanks so much for stopping by today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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especially the latter.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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Special Happy Birthday…

Yes, we did get snow!  And no, there’s not enough to even make a snow ball much less a snowman.  And…it was 13 degrees this morning…seriously!

But also beautiful and very quiet…

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So what to do but snuggle in with good hot coffee and go to work in my jammies…I love my job!

Today I’ve been preparing for classes making up kits and reorganizing some things as I have to clean off the table tops now…and it’s been a while.  Can you say “mess”?

With all that going on I still prepared a post for you with the Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating framelits dies…and they are not succulents at all…

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and a peek inside…

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Did you notice the envelope?  And one more angle…

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Lots of subtle textures.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla and Smoky Slate cardstock, plus water color paper and Carried Away Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral and Pool Party plus Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Oh So Succulent
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Succulent Framelits Dies, 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Lace Doilies, Dots Embossing Folder (retired)…you could substitute the Falling Petals EF on pg 51

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Smoky Slate layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The DSP layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  I found the center point on one short side and cut a slit up from that point 3/4″.  The using large blade scissors, cut from one corner to slit and other corner to slit to create tagged bottom.  Glue with multipurpose glue to embossed Smoky Slate layer.  Add a band of 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon to top and attach with snail.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Make yourself a dedicated sponge wedge with a clip at top for multipurpose glue.  Using your silicon mat place a small amount of multipurpose glue on mat surface.  Lay doily face down and use sponge to add glue to back.  A little goes a long way.  Apply doily to card front centered and just below ribbon band.

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  • Stamp “flowers” in Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron on water color paper.  Add outline in same color.  Cut with coordinating framelits.  All the blue/green pieces are glued down with multipurpose glue and the Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral are on dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on scrap Whisper White.  Trim close to words and tag one end.  Add to card front with glue dot.
  • Loop 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon several times and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add over band with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a layer of DSP 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a Very Vanilla layer on top 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  On small Peekaboo Peach flower is placed at bottom right corner with multipurpose glue.
  • The envelope flap was covered in the same DSP to coordinate with the card front.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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and it’s too dang cold.

But I’m inky and HaPpY!

 

 

 

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Dazzling Dragonfly…

Before talking about today’s post, I want to thank all of you for stopping by yesterday and giving me the biggest response on my blog to date!  What an awesome day…  It may have been the 19 second video on my Rambling Rose Studio facebook page that caused the big numbers.  If you do facebook, I would love you to take a look at this page and “like” it.  I’m trying to reach 1,000 likes and I am REALLY close…

Today’s post will highlight the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle on page 26 of the new Occasions Catalog that went “live” yesterday.

Here’s a close up of the dragonfly…

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How gorgeous is she?  It has to be a girl cause she’s covered in gold and Dazzling Diamonds…

We haven’t had any sun lately and when photographing I’d rather use natural light, so my attempts at lighting and trying to catch the shimmer of this dragonfly weren’t even close to how sparkly she really is.

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and a little different angle…

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Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Vellum and Whisper White Cardstock, plus Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Archival Basic Black, Emerald Envy and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits  Dies, Gold Baker’s Twine, Gold Embossing Powder, Clear Wink of Stella, Dazzling Diamonds

Digits

  • The Mint Macaron base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The water color layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.
  • Using a size “E” acrylic block and Mint Macaron ink pad, ink up one side of block.  Spritz lightly with water and place on top of water color paper.  Give it a couple of seconds to soak into the paper and remove block.  Let dry or use heat gun.  Using the Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp and Dapper Denim ink pad, stamp two or three splats diagonally.  Using Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim ink, stamp larger spots over background.
  • Using Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp and VersaMark ink, stamp over background.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark.   Sprinkle all with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Place a blob of multipurpose glue on the paper where you want to start your Gold Baker’s Twine (or you could substitute Gold Metallic Thread) and start making loops going over the glue blob to keep everything placed.
  • Cut one Gold Foil dragonfly.  Stamp one dragonfly in Archival Basic Black on Vellum Cardstock and cut with coordinating thinlet.  Add a line of multipurpose glue down the center of the Gold Foil dragonfly and place the Vellum dragonfly on top.  Add a strip of adhesive on the underside of the Gold Foil dragonfly.  Brush Clear Wink of Stella over the wings and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Isn’t she beautiful?  Add to water color paper card front over Baker’s Twine loops.
  • Add water color layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside I have a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Dapper Denim with a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Whisper White on top.  The bottom of the top layer has the larger dots in Emerald Envy.

So yesterday SU! had an equipment failure right in the middle of launching the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  I can only imagine the “hustle” to get the system up and running…but they did and I bet the orders were almost enough to crash the system again.  This new catalog is awesome.

Let me know if you need a catalog and I’ll be happy to send them to you.  If you need to place an order, feel free (and make my day!) to order by clicking on the “shop now” star in the right column of this blog site.

We are supposed to get snow to and tomorrow and I sure hope we do…I had to stop at the grocery store and I swear everybody and their mother was there…seriously!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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exactly.

I’ll be HaPpY all year cause I’ll be inky!

 

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2017 April – Calendar

Seriously…you didn’t think this calendar was going to be completed without these cute little chicks, did you?

April seemed the most appropriate month to add these feathered girls…

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This will put a smile on my face all month long this spring.  Fortunately, this is mine because it has a oopsie.  But, hey, that’s life, right?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Preprinted calendar from Papersource.com, Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Hello Chick and Birthday Banners (sentiment banner)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  SU! Water Color Pencils, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Aqua Painter

Digits

  • Stamp banner and sentiment on Thick Whisper White scrap and cut with Bunch of Banners Framelit…set aside.
  • Stamp chicks in Archival Basic Black ink (it is water proof)
  • Color chicks with Water Color Pencils.  I lay down all my colors at once, even the ground shadows, and then go over everything with the Aqua Painter cleaning brush on pad or paper towel between color changes.
  • Add sentiment banner to top right corner with dimensionals.

How easy was that month?   And, oh so cute!

Today is a travel day to Nashville to see “the biggles”, my oldest g’kids.  We are planning a lunch out and then a visit to see my g’daughters new digs and nursery!  Should be a great day…I may show pics tomorrow.

Hope you are finding an end to your holiday preparations and beginning to relax and enjoy the season.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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absolutely.

Got to get a little ink on today…and Be HaPpY!

 

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Mediterranean Watercolor…

Well…we survived our “home alone” Thanksgiving…

Was it as much fun as being with “the Littles” and all our family?  Well…no.

But it really wasn’t a bad day all in all.  I would describe it as quiet, but not in a bad way.  We cooked (Sweetums smoked a turkey breast) and I made all the sides … just much small amounts than usual.

Then a neighbor called and invited us to desert…that was nice.  Then a cousin happened to call and was in town…so they dropped by for a visit.  And the 70 degree weather was really nice too so we took advantage of the golf course being closed and took a long walk with the furbabies.  Nice day all in all.

Today has been spent reorganizing.  Monday is the Christmas Market and I’ve decided there is enough product for that and the studio needed cleaning for a fresh start in December and the upcoming Sale-A-Bration event starting January 1st.

But there was time this morning for a cuppa and a little water coloring to share with you this afternoon…

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Isn’t this the prettiest stamp?  Reminds me of a walk way we saw in Capri…  I just had to try water coloring with my new pencils.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock plus Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black Ink
  • Stamps:  Mediterranean Moments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  SU! Water Color Pencils, 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 Basic Black 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″.  Stamp image in Archival Basic Black.  Using water color pencils enjoy coloring image.  With a small round brush and some water, go over each color one at a time cleaning your brush between color changes.  Once dry, you can always add color, while wet you can delete color with water and a tissue.  It’s so much fun to play with.
  • Add water color paper to card front with multipurpose glue.  Set an acrylic block or book on top until glue dries.

Did you shop this Black Friday?  In the store or online?  I have definitely taken advantage of SU! deals this week…and a few other things for Christmas online.  I’d never go shopping in crowds…never!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Hope you have time to get inky and …Be HaPpY!

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Autumn Birthday Wishes….

Those birthdays just keep coming inspite of the arrival of the Christmas season this week…I mean Black Friday does come this week, right?

Today’s post is one of my all-time favorites…

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Isn’t it just so “autumn-y” and colorful?  And I love using this Floral Thinlet in a less formal way than maybe it was intended.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

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  • Paper:  Water color paper, Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Early Espress Ink and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Build a Birthday (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Line Thread, Details Floral Thinlits, Leaflets Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red Cardstock is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The water color paper is 4″ x 6″.  Moisten paper with spritzer or brush and add Red, Green and Yellow colorburst powder.  Let the water color paper do its thing and either add more water, color or delete color with a tissue until you like the way it looks.  Let dry or use heat gun.  Cut a 1/4″ strip off bottom to use on the card front.  Cut a piece that measures 4″ x 3-1/4″.  Use the remaining water colored paper to cut three leaves with Leaflets Framelits.  Stamp leaves with Early Espresso ink.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut with Floral Thinlet at top only.  Attach water colored piece to the back of this layer with multipurpose glue.  Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add water colored strip at bottom of Thinlet cut with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Attach the three leaves together and then to card front.  Add Linen Thread bow (video here) with Glue Dots.
  • Inside there is a 3″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Whisper White over a 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ piece of Real Red.  Add leaf at bottom left corner.

This is a great birthday card for anyone’s Autumn birthday.

So today is the 24-Hour Flash Sale and then there is a week of sales.  I hope if you decide to enjoy the sale you will purchase from my blog by clicking on the “Shop Now” star!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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not. even. close.

So let’s just get inky…and Be HaPpY!

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Santa’s Truck…

What if Santa drove a truck instead of a sleigh?  Maybe somewhere in the world he does.

We used to have a really old red Chevy truck.  It had holes in the floor boards and a stick shift in the floor.  Some of my favorite Saturday mornings were spent in that truck traveling to a nursery to buy plants for our lawn.

But today’s Santa has a snazzy green one…

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This card uses a combination of three different stamp sets and some masking to create a winter scene.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

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  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Country Livin’ and Father Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  SU! Water Color Pencils, Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Satin Ribbon (retired), small round paint brush, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Cherry Cobbler layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Old Olive layer with SNAIL.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to Cherry Cobbler layer with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp the Father Christmas slightly off center with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp Father Christmas on copy paper and fussy cut for a mask.  Attach mask and stamp truck in black ink.  Stamp truck on copy paper and fussy cut for a mask.  Leave the Santa and truck masks down while you stamp tree.  Remove all masks…magic!
  • I used the new SU! water color pencils to color just some of the image.  I did not color the small items in Santa’s arms.  If you do not have water color pencils, you could use a Blender Pen with reinker.  The result would be similar.
  • Add a strip of Cherry Cobbler ribbon around bottom of water color paper.  Make a three increasing loops for bow and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • The water color layer was added to the card front with multipurpose glue.

Do you have a busy weekend planned just before Thanksgiving?  I’ll be in the line at the grocery store in case you need me…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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yessssss.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

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