Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challeng #290: Lovely Inside and Out

Good morning!  Today it's time for a color challenge over on the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog and we're mixing a retiring color (Marina Mist) with some classics that are carrying forward.  I decided to use today's card to show some fun products that are retiring along with the colors to make sure you have these in your stampin' stash for future projects.

I started with Old Olive cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Marina Mist cardstock as a mat for the cardfront that is a piece of designer series paper from the Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper (retiring).  I used one of the stamps from the Lovely Inside and Out (retiring) to stamp the dots on the bottom corner of the DSP using Rich Razzleberry ink.

Next I took a piece of Gold Foil cardstock and used the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits Dies (retiring) to cut the friend image and used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the piece to the cardfront. 



To finish of the greeting I stamped the words, also using the Lovely Inside and Out (retiring) to stamp the "for a great" on Marina Mist cardstock and then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.  I sponged around the edges before attaching to the cardfront.  The final touch on the card is a double bow tied with Old Olive Baker's Twine (retiring).

This a nice and mailable card that is perfect to let a know you're just thinking of them when there's no special occasion, and don't we all love those?  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing using this color combo and then we would love for you to play along with us and share what you create.

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, May 21, 2018

SSINKspiration Technique Challenge #SSINKTC52 Sponging Sunsets: Enjoy Life

Good morning!  What an enjoyable weekend spending time with my little guy and friends.  Today over on the SSINKspiration blog it's time for this month's technique challenge and we're using the sponging sunset technique, which is easy and fun to use. 

I started by making my main focal point using Glossy White cardstock, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, and Cajun Craze ink, along with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had punched a hole in the center using a 2 1/4" Circle Punch.  I sponged the sun first using the cardstock with the circle cut out and then switched and added my circle piece over the yellow sponging and started with the Peekaboo Peach and then added Cajun Craze around the edges and blending in until I was happy with the look.

Next I took the new Enjoy Life stamp set (this set is awesome) and using Tuxedo Memento Black ink I stamped the lady (I held the stamp on the cardstock for a couple of extra seconds just to make sure I got good saturation on the stamp).  Then I matted the cardfront with Basic Black cardstock and attached it to a cardbase that's Daffodil Delight.

Next I used some Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon (retiring) to wrap around the bottom and attached the bow.  The greeting is from the same stamp set and is my favorite!  It's stamped in Basic Black ink on Cajun Craze cardstock and then cut out with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits before attaching it with dimensionals.

I had a lot of fun with this card and designed it for a very special friend so I can't wait to send it out.  Make sure to check out the other design team cards using this technique (such a great variety) and then we would love for you to join us and play along with this technique and share what you create.


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Enjoy!

Diana
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Friday, May 18, 2018

SSINKspiration Kid's Cards: Icing on the Cake

Good morning!  Birthday's are a happy occasion we all get to celebrate and no one is more excited about birthdays but kids (although I may be a close second).  Today the SSINKspiration designers are sharing card for kid's so of course I went with a birthday card.  The Icing on the Cake stamp set is lots of fun (especially since cake is one of my favorite treats) and it's easy to build designs using this set since it's photopolymer.  A lot of the samples I've seen with this set definitely lean towards the more feminine so I decided to change things up and go with more of a guy card since guys like birthday cake as well.

I started with Dapper Denim cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.

For the stamped image I used Whisper White cardstock and started by stamping the "Happy Birthday" and then built the rest of the design using Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim ink.  Once I was finished I matted the piece with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and then attached it to the cardfront.

To finish off the card I took a piece of Silver Foil cardstock and embossed it with the Big Shot and the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder and then added a bow tied with Dapper Denim Baker's Twine (retiring).

This card looks yummy enough to eat and I was so happy this stamp set will be in the next year's catalog so I can continue making delicious cards good enough to eat, haha!

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Enjoy,

Diana
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Friday, May 11, 2018

SSINKspiration Mother's Day: You're Inspiring

Happy Friday!  I'm so happy it's almost the weekend, with all the pollen and allergy issues this week I'm looking forward to a little downtime and rest.  Of course this weekend it's also about celebrating all our mom's.  Today the  SSINKspiration team are sharing some card ideas in case you're still looking for that perfect card for mom.  Even though with the crazy pollen I still love flowers so I decided to make a garden of flowers for mom that are totally pollen free.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Berry Burst cardstock as a mat for the cardfront that's Powder Pink designer series paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (retiring).

For the main stamped image I used the You're Inspiring stamp set and stamped the small tulip image across a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using the Heat Tool and White Embossing Powder.  Next I used sponge daubers and slowly started building an ombre look over the tulips.  Once I was finished I added a piece of Soft Suede cardstock for a mat and attached it to the cardfront.

To finish the card off I added the greeting which was stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I added a piece of Delicate White Doily (retiring) to just peak out of the bottom and then attached it to the card with dimensionals.  A double bow tied with Old Olive Baker's Twine (retiring) was the perfect final touch.

I love the look of this coloring, the emboss resist is what we used at last weekend's Kid's card class and I loved seeing how many different looks you can get with the same colors and sponge dauber.  You still have time to make the perfect card for your mom, so make it special!

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Have a great weekend!

Diana
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