Botanical Garden

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Saint Patrick’s Day card or a green card. I opted for a green card. This was such a fun card to create! And it’s a very versatile card. Change the colors, the DSP, and/or the sentiment to create a very different looking card. For this one, I heat embossed my sentiment before creating a watercolor wash. I stamped on a bit of background pattern using tone-on-tone stamping. I layered small piece of DSP to give a bit of visual interest. And finally I die cut and layered some flowers. Seriously, I am in love with card!

  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic; Botanical Blooms
  • Inks: Old Olive; Versamark
  • Cardstock: Succulent Garden DSP; Rose Red; Old Olive; Pear Pizzaz; So Saffron; Watercolor Paper; Basic BLack
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Botanical Builder Framelits; Aqua Painter; Copper Embossing Powder

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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SSINKTC42: Understated Bloom

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the technique below.

For my card, I used the traditional way of doing stained glass cards. I have also seen others use a large cutout die (like the Rose Garden Thinlits) and replace the middle pieces with colored paper. Very cool effect, but I enjoy doing the heat embossing and vellum technique. For my card, I used the Birthday Blooms stamp set as my stained glass image. I have found that the trick to coloring is to use darker markers to show the color more. After coloring, I handcut my vellum and placed it in the corner of my card. I added a metallic doily and a sentiment.

Detailed of the flower:

  • Stamps: Birthday Blooms; Dragonfly Dreams
  • Inks: Perfect Plum; Elegant Eggplant; Always Artichoke; Pumpkin Pie
  • Cardstock: Falling in Love DSP; Very Vanilla; Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Metallic Doily
  • Tools: Gold Embossing Powder; Vellum

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Navy and Watercolor

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a quick and easy card. I decided to feature this gorgeous new navy and white dsp and the beautiful copper accents. I stamped the flowers onto watercolor paper and used my aqua painter to add some navy. From there, I added a strip of copper featured washi tape and heat embossed the sentiment. Layering that on top of a navy cardstock, I placed my main piece onto a piece of lovely Floral Boutique DSP. Such a lovely card in person.

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  • Stamps: Remarkable You
  • Inks: Basic Black; Night of Navy
  • Cardstock: Floral Boutique DSP; Night of Navy; Watercolor Paper
  • Accessories: Affectionately Yours Washi Tape
  • Tools: Copper Embossing Powder; Aqua Painter

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Celebrate 2017!

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a New Year’s Card. I decided to use the fun Paisleys stamp set one last time this season. After three different attempts, I landed on this great design using a circle mask. All I needed to add was a simple sentiment and layer of DSP.  Can’t wait to see everyone in 2017!

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Detail of the heat embossing:IMG_0089

  • Stamps: Paisleys and Posies; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry; Versamark
  • Cardstock: Petals and Paisleys DSP; Rich Razzleberry; Sweet Sugarplum; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Gold Embossing Powder; Circle Framelits

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Wonderful Scraps

What to do with all the scraps of DSP you inevitably have leftover? Make a fun card with them of course! Siimply cut some DSP down to 3/4″ x  3 3/4″ and create a background pattern. A simple heat embossed sentiment and a few embellishment create a great card! Tomorrow I’ll show you another fun way to use your scraps.IMG_5968

  • Stamps: Wonderful Year
  • Inks: Versamark
  • Cardstock: Presents and Pinecones DSP; Cherry Cobbler; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim; Emerald Envy Metallic Thread
  • Tools: Gold Embossing Powder

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Glitter and Bow

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Christmas card. I went with a fun and simple card that packs a hidden surprise. This cute card started with the fun DSP from Candy Cane Lane. I love the fun pattern and wanted to make sure to highlight it on the card. From there, I added a sentiment, but it turned out just adding a sentiment stamped in Real Red was too boring. Instead, I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and added the Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder to added that something extra to the card. You can’t quite tell from the picture, but that sentiment is just full of glitter fun! As a finishing touch, I created a fun bow using my Envelope Punch Board. Such a great card!

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    • Stamps: Wonderful Year
    • Inks: Versamark
    • Cardstock: Candy Cane Lane DSP; Crumb Cake; Early Espresso; Whisper White
    • Accessories: Red Glitter Embossing Powder
    • Tools: Circles Framelits; Envelope Punch Board (bow)

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Copper and Mint

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card featuring metallics. I decided to highlight the beautiful new metallic: copper. I think Mint Macaron works beautifully with copper, so I started with my color combination. I created my own background DSP pattern using the Love and Affection stamp set and copper embossing powder. I added a strip of copper foil Affectionately Yours DSP and a strip of the new Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon. A heat embossed sentiment finishes off this card.

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Detailing of the heat embossing and foil details on the DSP.IMG_1918

  • Stamps: Love and Affection; Suite Sayings
  • Inks:
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Mint Macaron; Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits; Copper Embossing Powder

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SSINKIC35: Peachy Jar of Love

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

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I was immediately drawn to the beautiful colors in the picture. I also knew that I wanted to use my relatively new Jar of Love Bundle. And so I pulled out some coordinating colors and started to play. I ended up with a pretty little card highlighting new colors and new products.

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Detail of the heat embossing:

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  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
  • Cardstock: 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon
  • Tools: Copper Embossing Powder, Everyday Jars Framelits

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Jar of Thanks

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the new Jar of Love Bundle. This is such a cute bundle! It was love at first sight for me! The bundle includes the Jar of Love Stamp set and the Everyday Jars Framelits. So many pieces!

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For my card, I decided to choose on jar and make a simple image. I heat embossed this cute mason jar and sentiment with white embossing powder. I love the contrast with the smoky slate cardstock. I then stamped and die cut the greenery and flowers. After embellishment my blossoms with some Wink of Stella (see detail pic below), I went about picking some patterned paper to go with it. Have I mentioned how much I love the 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper? It’s so great for layering on cards! I chose to repeat the Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy from the flowers. The card was still missing something until I added a couple of White Accents. Perfect!

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Detail of the embossing and Wink of Stella…

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  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Flirty Flamingo; Emerald Envy
  • Cardstock: 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper; Smoky Slate; Whisper white
  • Accessories: White Accents
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits; White Embossing Powder; Wink of Stella

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Purple Birthday Blooms

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using your favorite returning stamp set. Ever since it arrived in the Occasions catalog, I’ve loved Birthday Blooms. Such an elegant stamp set! For this card, I decided to stick to my favorite colors: one old (Rich Razzleberry) and one new (Sweet Sugarplum). Add a few embellishments and I had a beautiful birthday card!

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  • Stamps: Birthday Blooms
  • Inks: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Gold Sequins, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Bow Paper Clips
  • Tools: Gold Embossing Powder

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