Showing posts from August, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia

Good Morning Magnolia I looked forward to this set becoming available as soon as I saw it. The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle is a hefty two part stamp set with fifteen piece coordinating die set Magnolia Memories Dies. The stamp set does all the work for you with its beautiful magnolia full blossom and buds.  I saw a card very similar to this and CASE'd this card, but unfortunately, I don't remember from whom, so I appreciate the idea I got to connect the buds in a circular pattern creating a wreath-like image.  I started with a Soft Suede cardstock base. My first layer is from the coordinating Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper - a magnificent, beautiful set of patterned papers. For the focal image, I used the Stamparatus and positioned a square, almost 4x4 piece of Whisper White cardstock in the Stamparatus. In Memento Ink, I inked one bud, then rotated my cardstock a quarter turn clockwise and inked again. I did this another quarter turn, and then yet another qu
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Lace and Birds

A Little Lace with Stitched Lace and Free as A Bird The simplistic beauty of Stitched Lace Dies is amazing and turns an ordinary card into a very dressed up, detailed card. Pair that with the softness and sweetness of the birds in Free as a Bird stamp set, and this has been one of my favorite cards to make.  I started with a Pool Party cardstock base. Using Stitched Lace Dies with Whisper White Cardstock, I covered most of the card with the exception of the bottom for the greeting Just a Little Note To Say Hello from the A Little Lace stamp set.  I colored the birds from Free as a Bird Stamp Set using Stampin' Blends in Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, and Old Olive. I used a blending brush and just a small amount of So Saffron ink to provide a warm, sunny glow behind the birds. I die cut them using Nested Labels dies.  I'm sure this will brighten someone's day and I enjoyed making this card. If you would like more information about this card o
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To a Wild Rose

To a Wild Rose There is something simply gorgeous about roses - and what's not to love about the rose in To A Wild Rose stamp set? Three step stamping to complete this rose adds depth and makes it look so realistic. The sentiments are all truly beautiful, making it easy to have a reason to send a friend or loved one this card. Add to that all the possible rose color combinations with Stampin' Up coordinating cardstock colors, and this stamp set will be one to keep and be used numerous times.  I have a soft spot for coral pinks, so I started my card base with Thick Whisper White with Calypso Coral as the first layer of cardstock. Petal Pink blends so well with this color combination. I wanted a soft, light color in the foreground, so I embossed a piece of it with the Subtle Embossing Folder for the top layer on my card. Those same wonderful colors, with Flirty Flamingo added as the second layer, were all I needed to complete each of the roses. I then used Soft Sea Foam,
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Bloom & Grow

Bloom & Grow If you like to color with colored pencils, watercolor pencils or alcohol inks, this stamp set is a fun one to stamp and color in. With the cute pocket for the die cut flowers to fit into, the Bloom & Grow stamp and dies make a sweet, fun card.  I started with a base card in Granny Apple Green with the first layer of cardstock being Thick Whisper White. I then used the Stitched Rectangles to cut out the panel the flowers and pocket would adhere to. I stamped both flower sets in Memento Ink and used Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends to color in the flower bouquets. I die cut them out with the coordinating Budding Blooms Dies. I cut out the panel the blooms fit into and stamped the You Are Simply Wonderful sentiment from Bloom & Grow on the panel. I tucked the flower blooms into the top and bottom of the openings and adhered this to the Granny Apple Green layer. Coloring was the most time consuming part of the card
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Floral Essence

Floral Essence I love the beauty of flowers and their ability to be used on a wide range of occasions cards, and Stampin' Up's Floral Essence does not disappoint. Used with the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch, this bundle will be a mainstay of any card maker's supplies. Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) has a mix of brilliant and subtle colors softened by an impressionism style art work that is gorgeous used with the Floral Essence stamp set and Perennial Flower Punch. I began with a Blackberry Bliss card base with the second layer in Purple Posy, which isn't even listed in the catalog as coordinating with this designer series paper, but it does go beautifully with it. My third layer uses the Perennial Essence DSP, but I cut it so there would be space between the top and bottom of the card for my Thank You sentiment from Daisy Delight stamp set. I wanted to decorate the edges of the DSP toward the center where the sentiment was, so I used a retir
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