Monday, June 29, 2020

Dandelion Wishes - Fourth of July

My cat Milo is all black and he is afraid of the fireworks like most animals are.  I thought it would be fun to include him in my Fourth of July card as if he is looking at the beautiful fireworks display.  I've seen other people use the Dandelion Wishes as fireworks, so I thought I would give it a try.  I was inspired by Tina Wardell's card with Playful Pets.  Here are the instructions to my card.


1.     The base of the card is Pacific Point cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2 and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Real Red cardstock 3-5/8” x 5”
3.    The third layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 3-3/8” x 4-3/4”.
4.     Stamp the Dandelion Wishes stamp on the Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink.  Eliminate the stems.  Add the White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  I actually used the retired Shimmer White EP.
5.    Using Sponge Dauber, sponge the Real Red and Pacific Point on the fireworks.  The sparkles of the embossing powder will still shine through.
6.    Use the sentiment “Let’s Celebrate” from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.
7.    Ink up the “Let’s” with a Black Marker.  Then alternate Real Red and Pacific Point markers on the “celebrate”.
8.    Basic Black scrap for the cat.  Punch it out.
9.    Attach punched out Basic Black cat using Dimensionals to the card.

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Shimmer White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Shimmer White Stampin' Emboss Powder
[149511]
$6.00
Cat Punch
[144666]
$18.00
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
[100052]
$3.50
Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker
Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker
[120968]
$3.50

Friday, June 26, 2020

Silhouette Scenes

I used to love walking in the rain when I was younger.  As a matter of fact, one night when my date brought me home, it started to sprinkle.  On a whim, I asked him if he wanted to go for a walk in the rain.  We went clear around the block in the softly, falling rain. Of course, we didn't have an umbrella, but this card reminded me of that night many years ago,   It was the only time I remember walking in the rain with a date.

This is actually a case from last year's catalog that I intended to do, but time gets away from me too quickly.  I still have the retired DSP but it is no longer available to purchase from Stampin' Up!.  I think I want to try using a new DSP with this set as any of them would work such as Whale of a Time DSP as soon as I order it #152460 for $11.50.  The set "Silhouette Scenes" is still available in the new annual catalog, so hopefully I can create some more cards with this gorgeous set.

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Zany Zebras with Stripes


Years ago, Stampin' Up! sold other zebra stamp sets.  In 2005, there was one called In the Wild and in 2007 there was one called Zoofari Zebra so I knew I had to get this stamp set since the other sets are long retired.  I made this same type card with those Zebra stamps that I bought from Stampin' Up!  but you can view them on Splitcoaststampers.com and my username is Imastamping.  

 I also have a friend who loves zebras, and she has a rare autoimmune disease. The zebra is the official symbol of rare diseases in the United States and is noted for its black and white stripes, which are central to its uniqueness.  

The technique I used was tearing strips of Whisper White cardstock and adhering them to the Basic Black base card.  I used the Layering Squares to add the zebras.  I used the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Back on Your Feet - Just Jade


It seems we always need a "get well" card for someone.  This little turtle stamp from Back on Your Feet is a perfect little guy to cheer up someone who is not feeling well.  I colored him in with the Just Jade Stampin' Blends Combo.  I could have used some of the other greens that Stampin' Up! carries that would go well with Just Jade.  I decided to make this card a Monochromatic card instead to show off this new In-Color that will be around for a couple years.   So the cardstock, the ribbon, the Blends and DSP all coordinate.  That is what I like about Stampin' Up!  You don't have to search all over town or the internet to coordinate everything for your cards and projects.  I've listed all the supplies I have used to create this card below:



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