Sunday, July 18, 2021

Color and Contour - Soft Pastels

This is a card I made using the Soft Pastels, but first I embossed the Basic Black cardstock with White Embossing Powder.  Then I used the Coastal Cabana stick directly to the paper as well as Daffodil Delight to the center of the flower.
Here are my instructions:

Stamp Set:  Color and Contour

Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Basic White, Basic Black

Ink:  Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Soft Pastels (Coast Cabana and Daffodil Delight), Tuxedo Black

Other:  Paper Trimmer, Heat Tool, Essential Tag Punch. Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals

 

1.     The base of the card is Coastal Cabana cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Basic White cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and adhered to the base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

3.    Ink up the outline flower stamp with Versamark ink and emboss with White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.

4.    Color the flower direct to paper with the Coastal Cabana Soft Pastel stick.  Color the center with Daffodil Delight.  Adhere to the front.

5.    Ink up the sentiment “So Very Happy for You” on Coastal Cabana cardstock and punch it out with the Essential Tag Punch and adhere to the lower part of the card with Dimensionals.


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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Queen Anne's Lace

This card was made using plastic wrap wadded up in a ball and then pounced on the ink pad.  The colors I used were Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Mossy Meadow, and Pretty Peacock (retired).
I used Black Memento ink to stamp the Queen Anne's lace image.  Then I used the Stampin' Chalk marker
to color in the flowers.  The idea was inspired by Michelle Zindorf.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Beauty of Friendship - Poppin' Pastels


Years ago when I first became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I learned a technique called Poppin' Pastels.  It was done with Stampin' Pastels that retired years ago.  Now, Stampin' Up! has a new Soft Pastels Assortment with 8 colors.  The colors are Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, and Poppy Parade.  I stamped the tree trunks with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I used Versamark ink on the leaves of the trees.  I used Daubers to add the pastels.  This card was inspired by Elizabeth Hill Rush.

Here are my instructions:

Stamp Set:  Beauty of Friendship

Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Basic White, In Good Taste DSP

Ink:  Versamark, Early Espresso, Soft Pastels Assortment, Gold Embossing Powder

Other:  Paper Trimmer, Daubers, Double Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

1.     The base of the card is Early Espresso cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is In Good Taste DSP (woodgrain) cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and adhered to the base of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

3.    The Basic White cardstock is cut at 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”.  Ink up the tree from Beauty of Friendship with Early Espresso ink and randomly stamp three trees along the bottom.

4.    Next, take the stamp with fewer leaves and ink it up with Versamark ink.  Stamp it on all three trees.

5.    Use copy paper for a pallet and use the Soft Pastels using Melody Mango first by taking a Dauber to add the pastel to the tree leaves.  Take another Dauber to add Poppy Parade to the tree leaves.

6.    Use a Dauber to create Mossy Meadow for the grass and the Night of Navy pastel for the sky.

7.    Use an Embossing Buddy over the tree leaves and use the sprinkle stamp with Versamark to randomly add to the leaves.  Add Gold Embossing Powder.  Heat set with Heat Tool.

8.    Layer onto the 3-1/2” x 4-3/4” Early Espresso cardstock.  Put Dimensionals on the back and adhere to the

9.    Ink up sentiment “You Truly Inspire Me” with Early Espresso ink.  Punch out with Double-Oval Punch and Early Espresso for the scallop layer.


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Monday, July 12, 2021

Pansy Petals DSP

Good Morning!  The pansies on this card are fussy cut from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper with my Paper Snips rather than stamping with the stamp set called Pansy Patch.  The base of my card is Bermuda Bay which is one of my favorite colors.  I also used the Square Doily for my card.  I was inspired by a card from Jane Profitt.
Here are my instructions:

Stamp Set:  Pansy Patch

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Pansy Petals DSP

Ink:  Bermuda Bay

Other:  Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine, Pansy Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Folder, Paper Snips, Double Oval Punch, Square Doilies, Dimensionals and Glue Dots

 

1.     The base of the card is Bermuda Bay cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Pool Party cardstock cut at 3-3/4” x 5.

3.    The third layer is Bermuda Bay cardstock cut at 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”

4.    The fourth layer is Pool Party cardstock cut at 3-1/2” x 4-3/4” and inserted into the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.

5.    Adhere layers together and add Dimensionals to the back to adhere to the front of the card.

6.    Bermuda Bay strip is 7/8” x 3-1/2” and adhered to the Pool Party embossed layer.

7.    Use a Square Doily to attach to the front with Glue Dots.

8.    Die cut a leaf using Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen cardstock.

9.    Fussy cut out the pansies from the Pansy Petals DSP with the Paper Snips.  Add Dimensionals to the back and arrange with the leaf over the doily.

10.  Ink up the Happy Birthday sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink and stamp on Basic White cardstock.  Punch it out with the Double Oval Punch.  Punch out a Bermuda Bay scallop oval.  Layer together and adhere Dimensionals to the back and adhere to the lower right-hand corner of the card.

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