Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bird Banter Valentine

This was a card we made at my club workshop on Sunday.  I wanted my club members to make a Valentine and I thought the Bird Banters set would be a great idea.  I also used  Bubbles and Fizz DSP that I earned FREE with a $50 order. The cardstocks I used are Calypso Coral and Whisper White.  The birds were stamped with Black Stazon and I used the  Stampin' Blends to color them.   I used both light and dark of Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.  The ribbon is the 3/8" Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon that is part of a package that I also earned FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.  The hearts are cut out from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits and the little heart is from the stamp set Heart Happiness.  The banner is stamped in Calypso Coral and die cut from the Lots To Love Box Framelit Dies and attached with Dimensionals.  My customers loved this card.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Beautiful Day

This is another Beautiful Day card that I made but this time using spray starch and saran wrap to try another technique using the Brusho Crystals Colors.  Here are the instructions on how I made this card.



Stamp Set:  Beautiful Day #145912 {w} and #145915 {c}
Cardstock:  Night of Navy #100867, Tranquil Tide #144246, Shimmery White #101910, Naturally Eclectic DSP #144185
Ink:  Versamark #102283, Archival Basic Black #140931, Brusho Crystals Colors #144101, White Embossing Powder #109132
Other:  Big Shot #143263, Heat Tool #129053, Lots of Labels Framelits #138281, Paper Snips #103579, Dimensionals #104430, Starch, Saran Wrap,

1.     The base of the card is Night of Navy cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Tranquil Tide cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and adhered to the front of the card with Multipurpose Glue. 
3.    Ink up the butterfly with Versamark ink and stamp onto 4” x 5-1/4” of Shimmery White cardstock.  Sprinkle White Embossing Powder over the butterfly.  Shake off excess and heat set with the Heat Tool.
4.    Now, sprinkle the Prussia Blue and Yellow Brusho Crystal Colors onto the butterfly.  Now take a can of starch and spray onto the crystals.  Put Saran Wrap over the entire butterfly and mix with your hands.  Remove the wrap and let dry.  (Tip:  I think I’d emboss the butterfly after the Brusho dries next time.)  Also, depending on the amount of crystals you use, you may want to use different cardstocks to match but these are the colors (Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide) that matched mine
5.    In the meantime, die cut the Lots of Labels Framelits with Whisper White cardstock and the Naturally Eclectic DSP.
6.    Once the butterfly is dry, trim out with the Paper Snips and add Dimensionals to the back and attach to the Lots of Labels Framelits onto the card.
7.    Ink up the sentiment with Archival Basic Black and stamp below the butterfly on the Tranquil Tide cardstock.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms in Melon Mambo

More stamping with this set with so many possibilities!  This was a quick and easy card to make.  This time I used Melon Mambo which is one of my favorite colors.  I inked up the stamp with Melon Mambo and stamped on 4" x 4" Whisper White cardstock.  I also used the 3/8" Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around the middle of my card.  The Tailored Tag Punch is new and I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock and punch it out.  I punched another tag in Basic Black and cut it in half and adhered to the back of the first tag and added Dimensionals to the back and placed over the ribbon on the front of the card.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms Thank You Card


Here is another card that I made using the Heartfelt Blooms set.  This time I stamped it in Berry Burst on Whisper White cardstock.  I used the 3/8" Metallic Berry Burst Ribbon which is absolutely gorgeous.  It is in the Occasions catalog on page 14.  I also used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color the main flower and added Pearl Basic Jewels to make this a Thank you card.

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