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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!

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Cutie Surprise…

Can you stand one more post with this little “cutie pie”?  I hope so because I’ve been working/playing with his set so much and have so many samples to share, but really don’t want to keep showing them if you have had enough!

I love that we can use our water color pencils to color her any way we want…

you see her a lot in blues and pinks…but how about some Bermuda Bay?

her glamour close up…

From the side so that you can see dimension…

and that new Bermuda Bay ribbon…ties like a dream!

and a peek at the inside of the card…this would make a great card front too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus water color paper (because I love the water color pencils!)
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black (If you are stamping on cardstock marker colors would be Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Powder Pink, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Special Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glimmer Enamel Dots, Scalloped Oval Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Bermuda Bay base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly attach to card front with SNAIL removing some of the adhesive with your fingers.  Cut both pieces of cardstock with Oval Framelit.  Remove Whisper White layer and run through Big Shot in Gently Falling EF.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL
  • Make a frame for the oval opening by using the same oval framelit and the Scalloped Oval Framelit.  Attach frame to oval opening with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie ribbon around side of oval opening.  Make a bow with several loops tied in center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card with glue dots.
  • Stamp SURPRISE in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White 1-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.  Tag end with scissors.  Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach sentiment with SNAIL leaving the right side uncovered.  Using a bone folder, break down the fibers in the remain Bermuda Bay.  Split the layers and curl cardstock in both directions.  Attach to top of card front with dimensionals.  Attach Glimmer Dots.
  • Inside the card the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at top with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp girl  and flower bouquet with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Let dry!  Color with water color pencils and smooth color with wet small round brush.  I used Calypso Coral lightly for skin tones, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight for hair, Black for shoes, Bermuda Bay for dress and Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Melon Mambo for flowers.  The shadow at her feet was done with Smoky Slate.  Cute out with coordinating framelit (how cool is it that the framelit will cut her out backwards and the one on the DSP from the front!)   Cut out the flowers and a hat from DSP with framelits.  Add hat with multipurpose glue and flower bouquet with double dimensionals.

Tomorrow and Monday there are two more cards with this stamp set, but not with the cutie pie girl.

Saturday is my New Catalog Launch Open House…so excited to see everyone an show them all the samples that are ready for them.  Should be fun.  Wish you could all come by!

Here’s one new product I was REALLY excited about.  This may solve half of my Christmas shopping list!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

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Beautiful Life…

Has spring finally arrived in your part of the world?  There just are no adequate words to describe this season of the year.  Everything is so full of life…bursting with color.  And noisy, too!  Here the birds start singing(?) at 5 a.m.!

My card today is an attempt to show the vibrant colors and atmosphere of the season…

Using an Aqua Painter and Reinker to build a background…

Glamour close up…

Framelit cutouts set up on Adhesive Strips for texture and definition…

And a sweet inside to coordinate with the card front.

Some shade and flowers, sitting under a blooming tree with a glass of pink lemonade…what could be better?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus Water Color paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Pink Powder, Soft Sky and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Low Tack Artist Tape, Season Layers Thinlet Dies, Aqua Painter, Reinker

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base cards is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • The water color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape a 1/4″ margin around edges with Low Tack Artist Tape or Painter’s Tape.  Add water to the sky area with an Aqua Painter, leaving cloud shapes without water.  Drop in Soft Sky Reinker over the wet area using Aqua Painter..  Let the water color paper do its thing.  Let dry or heat to dry.  Wet a small center layer with water and drop in Powder Pink Reinker with the Aqua Painter.  Let dry or heat.  Wet the last layer with water and Lemon Lime Twist Reinker and let dry or heat.  Using the Powder Pink Marker add splats to card front.  Remove tape and attach to Powder Pink layer with multipurpose glue.  Lay a couple of Acrylic Blocks on top to weight down the water color paper.
  • Stamp five of the flowers in Powder Pink and add centers with Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut out with Thinlet Dies.  Cut tree branch with die and Early Espresso Cardstock.  Add tree limb from top left corner across front of card with multipurpose glue.  Add flowers with dimensonals and Adhesive Strips and maybe one flat with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso in lower right corner.
  • Cut beach chair from Thick Whisper White and add with Adhesive Strips.
  • Stamp drink with Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut with die and add to chair arm with Adhesive Strip.
  • Be sure and sign your art piece in the lower right corner!
  • Add these two layers to card front with Adhesive Strips to lift up your artwork.
  • Inside there is a Powder Pink layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Thick Whisper White layer on top.  Stamp three flowers in Powder Pink with Lemon Lime Twist centers in lower left corner to coordinate with card front.  You can also stamp something similar on the envelope.

This set was fun to play with and will work for all seasons…there are fall leaves and snow flakes in this set plus a beach chair!  And thinlet dies for everything!

So have you seen the retired stamp and product list?  Are you taking advantage of those awesome prices?  Remember…it’s while supplies last, so if you have had you eye or heart set on something, be sure to get your order in now.  You are more than welcome to order from me by using the “shop now” star in the right column here.  Orders are much appreciated!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

how awesome is that?

So come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

 

 

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Friend Flowers…

Life would be so much less without friends.  We depend on our friends during difficult times and love sharing life’s joys with them.

I am so grateful to have really “old” friends (like grammar school!) and really “new” friends too.

So today’s post celebrates friendship…

A water color technique which I will reverse in another post this week…

a close up…

there’s a mistake here I will confess to “liking”…

The technique requires water color paper which I love working with because it does most of the work for you…and better!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits (including the confession)…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Penned & Painted and Suite Sentiments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Spritzer

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Spritz paper with water.  The more you want your color to “work” the more water.  Ink up the solid flower and leaf stamps and stamp wet water color paper.  Let the paper do its job for you then dry with heat gun if you don’t have the patience to wait (I never can)
  • Using the solid shading stamps for leaves and flowers stamp over dried ink.
  • Stamp Archival Basic Black outline over each flower and leaf.  Let dry or heat…you know what I do!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Black and mount water color paper over Rich Razzleberry layer with multipurpose glue.

Did you find the oopsie?  After spritzing my water color paper and stamping the first flowers which I wanted across just the bottom of the card, I realized I had set the spritzer bottle half way on the top of the water color paper.  The bottle had residue from working with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst dry pigment on the bottom.  Ugh!  Just for the heck of it I spritzed the half circle of color and you can see the result…I loved it!

Just another example of how “mistakes” can sometimes be the beautiful opportunity you didn’t expect.  This card and technique are really fun.  I hope you will give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Sweetums is driving to Nashville today to pick up my daughter, Kelly.  She is coming to visit for a couple of days before she returns to Seoul, South Korea…and maybe catch up on her sleep.  I don’t know if he will be able to pry little Henry loose from her snuggles!  I’m so looking forward to our time together!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always a good forecast…

Keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

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Easter Dogwood…

Recently cute bunnies were posted to celebrate the upcoming Easter season, but today’s post features spring dogwood blooms.

Have your dogwoods bloomed yet?  Mind are buds but will be in bloom before Easter.

Here’s today’s card…

and a close up…

peeking inside…

This is my first time using the water color pencils on Kraft Paper…I learned a few things and hope to do more this week, but thought this one turned out well.  I’m not sure if this is a dogwood bloom but it was close enough for me.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  1. Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock
  2. Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  3. Stamps:  Penned & Painted, Suite Sayings (sentiment) and Birthday Blooms (dots)
  4. Tools ‘n Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Window Sheet

Digits

  1. The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  2. The Kraft Cardstock layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp leaves and flowers with outline stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Be sure to let this ink dry…it takes a bit.  Or you can heat it (like me!)  I have no patience…
  3. Color all images with White Water Color Pencil (your colors will be brighter).  Add Old OLive to leaves, Daffodil Delight to flower centers and Melon Mambo to shade from centers of flower petals out.  Smooth colors with Blender Pen.  Be sure to clean tip between each color change.
  4. Cut a window sheet 3-3/4″ x 5″ to use as a template to draw border skipping when you meet the leaves or flowers.  Add dots wherever you like them.
  5. Inside the card the border was drawn again and dots were added to coordinate with card front.

I’ve been playing around with this same set and water color paper.  If it turns out, I’ll post it next week.

  • I would be a poor SU! Demo if I didn’t tell you that until March 31st the best deal SU! makes is still effective.  You can become a demo (with absolutely no obligations to host parties or sell anything) and get $125 worth of product (anything in the catalog!) and only pay $99!  Whoa!  And not only that great deal, but you can pick out two additional stamp sets (anything in the catalog) for FREE!  Sounds like a “no brainer” right?  But the “cherry on top”?  You can be a Rambling Rose “BUD”, meet people all over the world and attend amazing SU! events.  Seriously, there are even more perks I can tell you about…we need to talk!  Remember, this is only available until this coming Friday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ask me how I know…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Spring Flower Truck…

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

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

lots of posies to share…

and a peek inside…

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

Stuff

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

Digits

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

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

His “going home” outfit!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

don’t ask how I know.

But I do know inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

Painted Posies…

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

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

A little water coloring (also a fav)…

a close up…

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

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

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

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

Digits

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

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

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Antique Rose #TGIFC96

Today’s post is answering the challenge at TGIFChallenges to create a card inspired by Bibi Cameron.  All I can say is, “Wow!” after perusing her blog here.

If you’d like to join the challenge too, here’s the link.

Inspired by all I saw there, this card was created…

 

and a close up

She has some beautiful samples and I’d encourage you to check out her blog.

This card was made yesterday when I didn’t know there would be a beautiful rose arrangement waiting for me on the breakfast table this morning!  Today is mine and Sweetums’ 50th wedding anniversary!  How did that even happen?  The rose in the top pic is one from the arrangement…

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Calypso Coral Cardstock, plus water color paper.
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms and En Francais (retired background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Green, Lt. Green, Yellow, Carmine Red, Pink & Black, Low Tack Masking Tape, Small Tipped Aqua Painter, MISTI

Digits

  • Cut the Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • Cut Calypso Coral layer 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and attach to card front with SNAIL
  • Cut water color paper 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put water color paper in MISTI and place rose stamp on card front and press with cover.  Ink just the leaves of the stamp with Lt. Green.  Color leaves in with Aqua Painter.  Heat dry.  Ink just leaves with darker green and stamp.  Use Aqua Painter to move color.  Heat dry.  Restamp leaves with darker green for distinct outlines.  Clean stamp.  Ink just blooms with yellow and stamp.  Move color with Aqua Painter leaving a few areas uncolored.  Ink blooms with pink and stamp.  Move color with Aqua Painter holding out uncolored areas.  Repeat with Carmine Red.  Heat dry.
  • Apply low tack tape around flower letting parts stay outside masked area.  Sponge lightly with Daffodil Delight and then just edges (not flower) with Soft Suede.  Stamp Soft Suede on acrylic block and use Aqua Painter to thin slightly.  Add to brush and add splats to card front.  I tried to keep mine inside the masked area…didn’t happen!  Heat dry.
  • Apply Soft Suede to background script stamp and stamp three places inside masking.
  • Remove the masking…do your Happy dance!  Then position the sentiment on the card front inside the MISTI and stamp with Soft Suede as many times as needed to get a clean image.
  • Add water color piece to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Mask a small area inside the card and create just the background from the front of the card.  Maybe treat the envelope the same way…

Sweetums and I will be celebrating this evening with a nice dinner out…

Have an awesome weekend…see you on Monday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

seriously.

I’m still inky…and HaPpY!

B

Hearts ‘n Flowers…

Did you catch the “live” video on the Rambling Rose Studio facebook page?  Today’s post uses the technique highlighted on the video.  You can still catch it on my facebook page looking under videos.  And while you are visiting I hope you’ll like my facebook page…I’m sooooo close to reaching my goal there!

Here’s a card I’m calling Hearts ‘N Flowers…

The background behind the heart is the technique shown on the video.

a close up…

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sealed With Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Lace Doilies, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst and Heart Framelits (retired)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through Big Shot with Falling Petals EF.
  • Cut a Lace Doily in half and attach at top of card front at an angle with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut heart shape from Thick Whisper White.  Using the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies cut pattern in one half of heart shape.
  • The background behind the heart was created with water color paper and using the dry color pigment from Ken Oliver’s Color Burst and spritzing the paper with water.  See video on Rambling Rose Studio’s facebook page.  Cut half heart shape with same die used to create original heart and attach behind with multipurpose glue.
  • Add heart with background at an angle over the Lace Doily with dimensionals.

This card is beautiful in person…textural and sophisticated.

Our spring weather is back after a day of rain…so looking forward to planting all my flower containers and flower beds.  Hope your weather wherever you are in the world is improving too.  My Australian friends tell me it is too hot and in Canada my friends say it is too cold.  Soon we should all be just right!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

weeds.

Keep those finger inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

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Emerald Envy Special Reason…

There are always little pieces of “this ‘n that” on my working surface.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to use it and just can’t make myself put it away…out of sight, out of mind.

One morning I came into the studio to check water color pieces colored the night before and left to dry.  You just never know what you will find the next day.  Lying there was a Whisper White square with the negative space from Stylish Stems Framelits.  And also lying there was this piece of water color from the night before.  Picking up the square piece and laying it over the water color I knew this had to make a card front some how.

This is what I would call an “all occasion” card…you name it, it will work…

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isn’t that exquisite?  I can’t take a lot of credit for laying one piece of paper on top of another…but my goodness I do love this card.

Here’s the inside peek…

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This was cut from the same piece of water color paper.

A close up…

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So the moral to this story is sometimes a messy work surface gleans something beautiful!

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Remember on Friday I will have a “live” video on facebook to demonstrate this water coloring technique.  It will be announced on facebook as an event to all those who are signed up on my facebook page called Rambling Rose Studio…just sayin’.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  This Whisper White, Emerald Envy Cardstock, plus Designer Series Color Pack and Water Color paper
  • Ink:  Emerald Envy
  • Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Emerald Envy Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Square Stitched Framelits, Square Scalloped Framelits and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Dry Pigment (Amazon)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the Gorgeous Grunge “splat” on the right side of the card front with Emerald Envy several times.
  • The first Emerald Envy layer is 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 2″ x 5-1/2″ attached over Emerald Envy layer with SNAIL
  • The two Emerald Envy Scalloped squares are  1-3/4″ and the Thick Whisper White Stitched Squares are the coordinating framelit.  Attach layers together and on the card front with SNAIL
  • The larger frame is 2-3/4″ square Emerald Envy scalloped square.  The water color piece and the Thick Whisper White piece are cut with the coordinating Stitched Square Framelit.  Using the large flower framelit from the Stylish Stems Dies, cut the Whisper White square, then layer over water colored square using multipurpose glue.  Now layer this piece over the Emerald Envy square using multipurpose glue.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Emerald Envy ribbon 11″ wrap around left side of card front and attach ends together and to card front with SNAIL.  Make several loops of Emerald Envy ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to front of card with glue dots.
  • Inside the Emerald Envy layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top that is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp once with Gorgeous Grunge “splat” in Emerald Envy.  Cut flower using the outline and the detailed flower framelit.  Add over splats with multipurpose glue.
  • When ready to use this card, I would add the sentiment inside….

So this week in addition to blogging each day, 22 baby shower invites were finished, 25 swaps for a stamping event this weekend, kits for a February class and gifts for team members are almost finished.  Whew!

We are having another 70 degree day and I’m off to the post office to mail the invites and enjoy the weather and ride with my top down…just because I can!

Here’s you “B-ism” for today…

16

in a sun spot.

I’m inky and HaPpY…are you?

B