Saturday, July 18, 2015

Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Stampin' Up! has added some new embossing folders to their catalog and 2 of them are 6 x 6 folders. They fit the Big Shot but they won't go in a Cuddlebug or the Texture Boutique machine that Stampin' Up! recently retired. It makes a great background and for this card I used a white Chalk Marker and ran it between the grooves to look like mortar and to show off the embossing a little better. You can also use the Signo Gel pen. The flower set that I used was Petal Potpourri from the Occasions catalog which is not longer available but the Flower Medallion punch still is available. The Banner Triple punch works great for making banners whether you want to layer them or not. No more guessing where the middle is or cutting straight.

Stamp sets - Petal Potpourri, Sincere Salutations (just use any good sentiment that you have :)  )
Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Triple Banner punch, Flower Medallion punch, Stampin'  Dimensionals, White Stampin' Chalk Marker

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Watercolor Wings with Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper

I love Black and White or Black and Vanilla! The Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper is beautiful and I paired it with the Watercolor Wings stamp set. I used Smoky Slate and Black ink on the butterfly. The base for the butterfly I stamped off with Smoky Slate, the second step I stamped with Smoky Slate full strength. The third step I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. It's lovely! The two cards I made use the flip side of the sheet of DSP. At my card club, the striped was the favored side. Which one do you like best?

Stamp sets - Watercolor Wings, Birthday Blossoms (for the greeting)
Cardstock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Timeless Elegance DSP
Ink - Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Extra-Large Oval punch, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Framelits

Butterflies and greeting cards are the perfect match and this new Watercolor Wings stamp set is a beauty. You can put all kinds of color combinations together to get just the look you want. I used Soft Sky and Pool Party for this card and it's just soft and subtle. You can go quite bold if you wish! This card was for my Friday nursing home project so I wanted to keep it as simple as possible.
Stamp sets - Watercolor Wings
Cardstock - Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink - Soft Sky, Pool Party
Accessories - Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Tea Lace Doilies, Large oval punch, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Garden in Bloom

Things are really up in the air at my house these days.  We are moving. We bought a lot just up the road from where we are now and we are going to build a new home there. Our present home is on the market and I have everything in place for a showing at any time. (What a pain!) Therefore, my stamp room has been reorganized, partially stored away, and cleaned. I have been reluctant to even go in there and stamp. As you know, it doesn't take much to mess things up. But I have been doing a few things and working on the cards for a card club so thought I'd take advantage of those cards to post on my blog.

This card features the stamp set Garden in Bloom and the new Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. Both are new items in the 2015-2016 catalog. I used Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron ink and the luxurious new 1" Dotted Lace Trim in Delightful Dijon. I cased this card from Stampin' Up's Stamper's Showcase. It was a card posted by Linda van Wely-Zwolle. It's got a funky cut piece on the front that I just scissor cut. Start with a 5 1/4" x 4" piece and position it on the card front. Then just trim away the part that is hanging over. Make sense?

Stamp sets - Garden in Bloom
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron
Accessories - Delightful Dijon 1" Dotted Lace Trim