Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fab Friday Color Sketch: Jar of Love

Good morning !  Summer is definitely the theme this week, which makes since as we're into the last few weeks of summer before the kiddos go back to school.  Today I decided to play along with the Fab Friday color challenge and make this fun card I could just drink up using the Jar of Love and Coffee Café stamp sets to make this fun lemonade drink (haha!)

I started with Whisper White think cardstock for the cardbase (I'm really loving this cardstock for the fresh clean look).  Then I added a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock as a matt for the Lemon Lime Twist cardfront.  On the cardfront I started by using the Embossing Paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks for the fun textured back ground.

Now for the main image I started by stamping the jar outline from the Jar of Love stamp set in Basic Black and then stamped the ice cubes from the Coffee Café stamp set using Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with the Heat Tool and White Embossing Powder.  Next I used a sponge and Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo ink and sponged all over the jar to give the lemonade it's color before cutting it out with the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits.

I used Copper Embossing Powder to heat emboss the lid and then made a fun straw that was stamped and then cut out with the framelits so you can easily sip lemonade from the mason jar.  Dimensionals were used to pop the top of the jar up.

The greeting is stamped using the same Jar of Love stamp set and was cut out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached with dimensionals.  The final touch, adding some Melon Mambo enamel dots (from the Brights Enamel Shapes).

This card is so yummy it just makes me want to drink it, haha! and I love stretching the use of stamps for other than their first thought.


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Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, August 14, 2017

SSINKspiration Summer Fun: Daisy Delight Birthday Greetings!

Good morning!  You can tell we are in the heart of summer with all the crazy weather we had this week, heat and humidity, as well as several violent rain storms, definitely keeps you on your toes.  It's the thoughts of summer that the SSINKspiration design team is using for inspiration as we're sharing Summer Fun projects. When I think summer, flowers and bright cheery colors come to mind and with lots of August birthdays on my calendar this was perfect timing.

I started with Whisper White Thick cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Polka Dot Basics embossing folder.  next I added a piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and wrapped a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched ribbon and tied a knot.

Next I used the Daisy Delight stamp set and stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Daisy Punch (I punched 2 flowers out).  One of the flowers I stamped the center design using Night of Navy ink and then added a Gold Faceted Gem to the center.  I attached the flower to the cardfront just in the center so I could curl up the petals for some extra dimension.  For the greeting I used the Five for All stamp set and using my Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker to color in just the part of the greeting I wanted and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock.  To cut the greeting out I used the Big Shot and Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (ran it through twice to get the size of label I needed) and then attached it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

These bright cheery colors just make me smile and who doesn't love daisies?  Perfect for birthday greetings.  The design team is sharing a fun variety of cards using this theme so make sure to check them out for more summer inspiration.

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Friday, August 11, 2017

SSINKspiration Carols of Christmas Fun!

Good morning!  We're all starting to  think about the holidays, even vaguely, so it's perfect that one of the product bundles from the upcoming Holiday catalog has been released for purchase early (thanks SU!) so the SSINKspiration designers are sharing some fun holiday cards using the new Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating bundle.  For my card I decided to use some non-traditional holiday colors for this card that's nice and mailable, perfect when your sending out lots of holiday greetings.

I started with Wild Wasabi cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Fresh Fig cardstock as a mat for the Whisper White cardfront.  Next I took one of the ornament stamps and used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color in just the ornament strings and stamped it on the cardfront before embossing it with the Big Shot and Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

Next I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the greeting directly on the stamp and then stamped it on Whisper White cardstock and matted it with Dapper Denim cardstock before attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals.  The final touch was the ornmaments.  I stamped them on a scrap of cardstock and then used the coordinating framelits to cut out each of the three ornaments so they could be attached with Mini Dimensionals.

This card is really quick to pull together but as elements to really help dress it up and take it to the next level (and you could certainly make lots of these cards in no time).  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing so you can figure out an idea for your first (maybe) holiday card of the season, trust me with this bundle once you start you'll have so many ideas it will be hard to stop!

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Proverbial Stampers Sketch Challenge: High Tide

Good morning!  My husband's birthday was earlier this week and one of the things he loves is visiting the beach and we always check out lighthouses that are in the area so I thought for this years card I would give a run card with a "beachy feel."  I also decided to use the Proverbial Stampers monthly sketch challenge as inspiration.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series paper (love all the texture and dimension this paper has!) and wrapped a piece of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon around the cardfront.

Next I worked on the main stamped image.  I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and using the High Tide stamp set I just started building my scene (photopolymer stamps are great for two-step stamping like this since you can see exactly where you need to be to match things up.  I used Real Red and Cherry Cobbler for the lighthouse and the dimension in the sand was created by using the larger stamp and stamping off first with the Crumb Cake ink for a lighter image and then used the smaller stamp and full strength Crumb Cake ink.  I did the same thing with the greenery around the lighthouse using Old Olive.  The water was stamped in Marina Mist and the birds in Dapper Denim (not I only used the smaller parts of the bird stamp and stamp twice to get the amount I wanted.  The greeting is from the Guy Greetings stamp set and was stamped in Dapper Denim.

Once I was finished with the stamp piece I matted it with Marina Mist cardstock and wrapped some Linen Thread around the piece and then tied a double bow and attached it with a glue dot.  Before attaching the stamped image to the cardfront I had to add the flags.  I used Dapper Denim for the sides and Old Olive for the center piece (and embossed it with the Big Shot and Softly Falling Embossing Folder).  Once I had everything just where I wanted I attached the whole piece with dimensionals (I also added a dimensional to the back of the green flag so the whole piece was raised off the cardfront and really had some dimension.

I was so happy with how this card turned out, it really has that relaxing summer feeling that this time of year is all about (I'm a little envious of people who have summer birthdays, it just seems the perfect time of year to celebrate) and it's perfect for hubby.

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Enjoy!

Diana
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