Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sailing Home - Soft Pastels


This month, my theme for swaps was "Masculine Birthday" rather than Father's Day because a lot of times the swaps would come after that holiday.  I'm always needing masculine cards because tend to make flowery cards which would not be appropriate for my son, son-in-law, etc.  This card reminds me of the beautiful sailboats on Lake Lemon in the summertime here in Indiana.  On this particular card, I forgot to add the sun using a 3/4" circle after adding the blue pastel but we can pretend it's behind the small sailboat.  This card was inspired by Elizabeth Hill Rush's card only I changed the sentiment and didn't use the border she used.   It gave me a chance to pull this stamp set out of my collection to use.  It is not retired, but always fun to use some of my older stamp sets besides my new ones.  We used to do a technique called "Poppin Pastels" where you use Versamark ink and then use Pastels to make them pop.  I want to try that on one of my stamp sets next.

These are the instructions for my current card: 

Stamp Set:  Sailing Home

Cardstock:  Misty Moonlight, Basic Black, Basic White

Ink:  Memento Black, Soft Pastels Assortment (Night of Navy, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight)

Other:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Q-tips, Post-it Full Stick Notes, Multipurpose Glue, Paper Towel or cloth

 

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

2.    Ink up the sailboats with Memento Black ink and stamp the bigger boat in the foreground and the smaller one in the background on 3-3/4” x 5” Basic White cardstock.

3.    Cut out a small circle post-it for the sun and place it between the two ships.

4.    Ink up the ships on the Post-it Full Stick Notes and cut out the ship and sails to place over them for masking.

5.    Take the Night of Navy Soft pastel stick and draw a line across the center of the paper to create the horizon/water.  Zig Zag from that line and around the sailboards to create waves in the water.  Use the Sponge Dauber to blend it into the paper.

6.    Add the circle post it for the sinking sun between the two sailboats at this time.

7.    Take the Poppy Parade Pastel and draw a line above the water line and use a Q-tip or Sponge Dauber to blend.

8.    Take the Daffodil Delight Pastel and zig-zag it across the sky.  Blend with a Dauber.  Try to get into the little areas where the masks are.

9.    Clean off your hands with a paper towel.

10.  Ink up your sentiment “Happy Birthday” with Memento Black ink.

11.   Layer onto the 4” x 5-1/4” Basic Black cardstock.

12.  Add to the base of the card.


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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Spiral Dye and Biggest Wish

Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana are two of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors, so I wanted to use them to make this beautiful Spiral Dye card and use the Biggest Wish stamp set too.  The label is from the Tasteful Labels Die.  We did this card at my workshop on Sunday and the gals did a great job making it.
Here are my instructions:


Stamp Sets:  Spiral Dye, Biggest Wish

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Basic White

Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Memento Black

Other:  Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine, Tasteful Labels Dies, Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Seal, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals

 

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 Basic Black cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and adhered with Multipurpose Glue/Stampin’ Seal.

3.    The third layer is Basic White cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4” (later to be trimmed down to 3-3/4” x 5”).

4.    Insert the 4” x 5-1/4” Basic White cardstock into the Stamparatus.  Ink up the Spiral Dye with Bermuda Bay ink.  Reapply, if necessary.  Clean off stamp!

5.    Once satisfied, turn the Basic White card 180 degrees and ink up the Spiral Dye with Coastal Cabana ink.  Reapply, if necessary.  Clean off stamp!

6.    Trim the Basic White to 3-3/4” x 5” with the Paper Trimmer and adhere to the front of the card.

7.    Ink up the bold “Birthday” stamp from the Biggest Wishes stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink and stamp it on the Basic White Tasteful Label.  Ink up the cursive stamp “happy” with Memento Black ink and stamp over the first image.

8.    Adhere the label to the front with Dimensionals.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Spiral Dye - Congratulations


 This is another Spiral Dye card that I made.  I just can't get enough of making these cards with my Stamparatus.  This one could be used for a graduation card and use the school colors.  I used Night of Navy and Gray Granite.  I also used the die from the Floral Gallery Bundle for the congratulations label and the "Just Want To Say" die.T the other large label I used is from the Hippo and Friends Dies.  Although I didn't get the stamp set, I love all the different labels I can use with these dies.

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Spiral Dye and Party Puffin

This is a cute, adorable Party Puffins stamp set in the new 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog that I used with the new Spiral Dye background stamp.  I used my ink pads to adhere the ink using Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point, but I used the Grandy Green Stampin' Write Marker to add to it using the brush side of the marker.  You can always add more ink with the Stamparatus.  You could also use a Dauber to add inks.

Here are my instructions:

Stamp Sets:  Spiral Dye and Party Puffins

Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Basic White

Ink:  Memento Black (or Stazon), Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green Marker

Other:  Stamparatus, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Banners Pick A Punch, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals

 

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

2.    The second layer is Pacific Point cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.

3.    The third layer is Basic White cardstock cut at 3-3/4” x 5” and inserted into the Stamparatus.

4.    Ink up the stamp with a Daffodil Delight ink pad in two places.  Then Pacific Point is two places.  Use the Granny Apple Green marker to ink up part of the stamp with the brush side.  Re-ink if necessary using the Stamparatus.

5.    Make a banner using the Banners Pick a Punch with Basic White and then 1” Daffodil Delight cardstocks to layer.  Ink up the sentiment “Make a Wish” with Pacific Point ink on the 1/2” Basic White banner.

6.    Ink up the puffin stamp with Memento Black or Stazon ink on Basic White cardstock.  Cut it out with the Paper Snips.  Color it in with coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers being careful not to get it in the black ink depending on which ink pad you use.  Or use the Stampin’ Blends instead of the markers with the Memento Black ink.

7.    Put Dimensionals on the back and adhere to the front of the card.

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