Saturday, July 28, 2018

Abstract Impressions - Happy Birthday Wreath

I just love making these wreath cards with the Stamparatus.  This one is a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square instead of the 4" square I made before and I don't have a clean template for it to show you but it works better with a regular A2 card.


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Abstract Impressions - Wreath Builder

 
Love playing with my Stamparatus to create the flower wreaths.  First I used some cardstock at 4" x 4" to use as a template to create on my grid by lining up the points at the 3" marks.
Here the instructions I created but I was inspired to create this using The Paper Pixie's video on how to do it.
1.     The base of the card is Blueberry Bushel cut at 5” x 10” and scored at 5” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Balmy Blue cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 4-1/4”.
3.    The third layer is Whisper White cut at 4” x 4”.
4.    Stamparatus (Page 207):  It is a tool to perfectly align your stamps.  Magnets are very strong and should not be too close together or they may break!  I have duct tape on mine to make it easier to pick them up.  They are positioned in individual wells on the back of the Stamparatus.  The foam mat is to be used with Photopolymer stamps.  Remove if using the red rubber stamps. There are two plates, but they should not be stored away in the hinges or they might break.
5.    Lay the 4” x 4” Whisper White cardstock in the Stamparatus on the template.  Place a magnet to hold it in place.  Take the “larger flower” stamp image and position it at the top center of your cardstock.  Place the plate over the stamp to pick it up.  Make sure cardstock and the grid don't move.  Reposition, if necessary. Ink up the stamp with the Balmy Blue ink.  Close the plate and press down with your fingers.  You can re-ink the stamp again if isn’t dark enough or missing ink.  Use the Shammy if you need to clean off each time before your stamp. Once satisfied, turn your Whisper White cardstock on the template to the left.  Ink up with the Balmy Blue ink again and stamp.  Repeat until you have the wreath done.  Now flip the plate over and use the “smaller flower” image using Blueberry Bushel ink.  Do the same as before.
6.    Stamp the leaves with Call Me Clover ink (not necessary to use the Stamparatus) in between each flower.
7.    Ink up the sentiment of your choice with Blueberry Bushel and stamp in the center of the flower wreath.
8.    Make an envelope with the Envelope Builder and 8-1/8” x 8-1/8” DSP starting at the 4-1/4” mark.  Punch and score all the way around.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Enjoy Life - Miss You

This is another card I stamped using the Enjoy Life stamp set again.  It is cased from Linda Van Wely-Zwille because I just loved the colors she used.  I think the new Blueberry Bushel is a new favorite of mine.  It is a new In-Color that will be around for a couple years at least.  I also Bermuda Bay.  I used the Sponge Brayers to get this effect and sprinkled water on it and blotted it dry with a paper towel.  Once dry, I added the grass with Memento Black and also the bike silhouette stamp using the Stamparatus.  Here are my instructions:


Stamp Set:  Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel, Memento Black and/or Night of Navy
Other:  Stamparatus, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits (circle) Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, Sponge Brayers, water, paper towel

1.     The base of the card is Blueberry Bushel cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Bermuda Bay cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.
3.    The third layer is Basic Black cut at 3-15/16” x 4-15/16”.
4.    The fourth layer is Whisper White cut at 3-3/4” x 4-13/16”.
5.    Starting with the lighter color – Bermuda Bay – ink up the Sponge Brayer and brayer it across the Whisper White cardstock horizontally.
6.    The take the darker color – Blueberry Bushel – ink up the Sponge Brayer and brayer it across the opposite side of the card and blend the colors together until satisfied.
7.    Optional:  Get your hand slightly wet with water and sprinkle onto the cardstock and immediately dry with a paper towel.
8.    Ink up the grass with Memento Black ink or Night of Navy ink to stamp the grass along the bottom of the Bermuda Bay side.
9.    Use the Stamparatus and Memento Black ink to stamp the bicycle person.
10.  Ink up the sentiment with Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Use the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelit circle to die cut it out.  Add Dimensionals to the back and adhere to the front of the card.

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Enjoy Life

This is a card we did at my club workshop last month that was inspired by Linda Van Wely-Zwolle but I added a zigzag ribbon and used Basic Black cardstock for my borders.
Here are my instructions for this card:


Stamp Set:  Enjoy Life
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Sponge Brayer, water drops, paper towel, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, 3/8” Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon

1.    The base of the card is Daffodil Delight cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Basic Black cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.
3.    The third layer is Whisper White cut at 3-3/4” x 5”.
4.    Starting with the Daffodil Delight ink up the Sponge Brayer and brayer it across the top of the Whisper White cardstock.  Then ink up the other Sponge Brayer with Pumpkin Pie ink blending the colors.
5.    Optional: Get your hand slightly wet and sprinkle water onto the cardstock and immediate dry with a paper towel.
6.    Ink up the grass with Memento Black ink and stamp along the bottom.
7.    Use the Stamparatus to use the person stamp and Memento Black ink.
8.    Ink up the sentiment onto 1-3/4” x 2-1/4” Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink and layer onto the 2” x 2-1/2” Basic Black cardstock.
9.    Use the 3/8” Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon on the back of layers as shown in picture.  Attach with Dimensionals.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Abstract Impressions

This is a card that I made for a customer of mine using the new In-Colors Lipstick Red and Call Me Clover for the flowers and leaves.  I also used the returning In-Color Flirty Flamingo for the flower.  I used the Tailored Tag Punch to create the "thank you" using Memento Black ink.    I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the tag.  This card was inspired by Erica Cerwin.

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