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
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  • 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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Paisley Fun

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Thanksgiving or Thank You Card. I don’t usually make Thanksgiving cards, but I do make my fair share of thank you cards. For this one, I decided to play up the gorgeous Petals and Paisleys DSP and keep the rest of the card simple. The little something extra is the die cut copper leaves. I just love how they shine. Cute and simple card for today.

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  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
  • Inks: Night of Navy
  • Cardstock: Petals and Paisleys DSP; Mint Macaron; Night of Navy; Very Vanilla
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  • Tools: Paisley Framelits

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SSINKCC38: Paisley Wreath

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

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Turns out that I ran out of Tip Top Taupe Cardstock and din’t realize it! Darn! Oh well, plan B. Use a similar color. In this case, I subbed Soft Suede. It’s darker than Tip Top Taupe, but in the same color family. I ended up CASEing a gorgeous card from Brian King. It was too pretty to pass up! I changed up the sentiment and the colors and added just a bit of sponging around the edges.

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  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
  • Inks: Tip Top Taupe
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry; Sweet Sugarplum; Soft Sueded; Very Vanilla
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  • Tools: Paisley Framelits; Ovals Framelits

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Repeating Scarecrow

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a fall themed card. Since I played with the vampire, skeleton, and mummy images on another card, I thought I would dedicate this card to the cute scarecrow. I made my own patterned paper by repeatedly stamping the scarecrow in Soft Suede. From there, I stamped a separate scarecrow and had fun coloring him in with makers. I finished the card with a die cut sentiment and some washi tape.

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  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween; Kinda Eclectic
  • Inks: Soft Suede; Night of Navy; Real Red; Old Olive; Delightful Dijon; Plum Perfect
  • Cardstock: Delightful Dijon; Old Olive; Perfect Plum; Crumb Cake; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Halloween Night Washi Tape
  • Tools: Cookie Cutter Punch; Oval Framelits

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SSINKTC37: Tiled Eclectic

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

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The love the simplicity of faux tiled cards. For mine, I pulled a piece of Affectionately Yours DSP to play off of. From there, I pulled some ink colors (Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, and Daffodil Delight) and a stamp set that would go (Kinda Eclectic). For this card, I scored every 1″, but you can pick a different scoring amount. After scoring, I stamped and hoped some of the tiled effect would show. You can see it the best on the middle navy butterfly.  After stamping, I finished my card with a strip of washi tape and a die cut sentiment. IMG_3234

  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic; Happy Happenings
  • Inks: Night of Navy; Cucumber Crush; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Affectionately Yours DSP; Very Vanilla; Daffodil Delight; Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Affectionately Yours Washi Tape
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits

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All Occasions Card Buffet

I’ve seen a few demonstrators offer this type of class and I thought I would try it out! Just like a buffet, you get to chose the cards you want to make from the various options! $24 gets you 8 cards. You can make 8 cards of one design, 4 cards each of 2 designs, 1 of each 8 designs, or some other combination. I love the idea of allowing the customer some personal choice. For my first card buffet, I went with an all occasions theme. So basically, a mix of different and interesting cards. The buffet is being offered during crop day on Sept. 11th from 10am to 6pm and on Sept. 20 @ 2pm. Email me at tobe.buffenbarger@gmail.com to secure your spot!

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SSINK July 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog hop! This month we are creating summer cards.  As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 7 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jen at Faith. Grace. Stamp.. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

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July’s blog hop theme was summer. What’s more summer-like than enjoying the great outdoors? I decided to play with a friend’s Sheltering Tree set and make a fun summer tableau. I always seem to use a lot of pink during the spring and summer months. For this card, I layered on the pink with some great green grass and a bright yellow sun.

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  • Stamps: Sheltering Tree; Kinda Eclectic (sun rays)
  • Inks: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
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Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Tobe at The Craft Sea
2. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
3. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
4. Darcy at Dj’s Stampin’ Place
5. Diana at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
6. Pamela at Stinky Tofu
7. Jen at Faith. Grace. Stamp.

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SSINKMC34: Stars and Fireworks

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using 3 or more elements from below. I chose to use shape, colors, glitter, and patriotic.

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I decided to use one of our great new In Colors: Dapper Denim! Real Red pairs perfectly to create a very patriotic color scheme. I stamped an image from Kinda Eclectic that reminds me of a firework. Once the sentiment was added, I evaluated the card and found it too plain. Enter glitter, gold ribbon, and gold sequins. Much much better!

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  • Stamps: Celebrate Today, Kinda Eclectic
  • Inks: Dapper Denim, Real Red
  • Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Accessories: 1/8″ Gold Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Gold Glitz Dazzling Details
  • Tools: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder

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SSINKMC31: Shades of Red

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create using some of the elements below. This month I went with three of the elements: Monochromatic, Single Layer, and Heat Embossing.

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I grabbed four coordinating inks from the red family (Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, and Real Red) and went to two layering elements from a few different stamp sets. For most of the background images, I stamped off before stamping on the Whisper White sheet. This helped balance the colors and ink saturation. As a last touch, I heat embossed the edges of the large butterfly with gold embossing powder. A nice challenge for this week!

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  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic; Timeless Textures; Botanicals for You; Watercolor Wings
  • Inks: Blushing Bride; Melon Mambo; Rose Red; Real Red
  • Cardstock: Whisper White
  • Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder
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Hello Spring

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card with a spring theme. I decided to go very simple with this card and only add two layers. I masked off a section in the middle and started stamping away with pieces of the Botanical Gardens Stamp Set. I added some layers and different colors. Finally, I added a nice sentiment to finish the card. Simple, but it reminds me of spring.

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  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic; Botanical Gardens
  • Inks: Blushing Bride; Melon Mambo; Pool Party; Daffodil Delight; Wild Wasabi
  • Cardstock: Pool Party; Daffodil Delight; Whisper White
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