Monday, January 23, 2017

Minnie 1

Turning 1 is such a wonderful birthday to celebrate! I chose a Disney Minnie theme for my card to her.
I used the envelope punch board to create the bow. I cut a strip of Melon Mambo at 1"  and then punched the curves to create the bow.

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Envelope Punch Board, Large Numbers Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots, Circles Collection Framelits

Birthday Tree

It's a very snowy day here in Cleveland Ohio... I so want to be on the beach soaking up the sun! So, what better way to boost my spirits then to create a beach scene with my Stampin' Supplies!

I see so many opportunities to use the Totally Tree stamp set. I hope to use it through all the seasons this year!

Tip: When using a dark color as I did for the tree leaves (garden green)... I always stamp on a scrap piece of paper prior to stamping on the tree. This way, you will still be able to see the lovely detail of the leaves under the green color.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Totally Trees, Birthday Banners
Ink - Garden Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Flower Birthday Years












I get many of my card inspirations from online, and this layout/design was one of them. Thanks to ZoeR on Splitcoaststampers website... I loosely used your design to create my own with the tools I had. Thanks ZoeR!

Here is her card:

I used Sweet Sugarplum and white for my card as my niece likes purple and blue!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Number of Years, Falling Flowers, Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Sweet Sugarplum
Paper - Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Large Number Framelits, May Flowers Framelits, dimensionals

Monday, January 16, 2017

Robot

Pairing the Houndstooth TIEF (Texture Impressions Embossing Folder) with the Silver Foil Sheets creates a great metal-looking background for this card with my robot stamp from the 'Boys Will Be Boys' stamp set!

I used the AquaPainter with Smoky Slate ink to color in my robot.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Boys Will Be Boys
Ink - Memento, Smoky Slate
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil Sheets, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Houndstooth TIEF, AquaPainter

Detailed Banners

I saw a few cards on Pinterest where they used the Detailed Floral Thinlits and paper-pieced different colors within the die-cut piece. All I can say is... wow! that takes a lot of patience and a delicate hand! I ruined my first attempt with the tiny pieces inside the flowers. So... I decided to paper-piece behind the die-cut, so I didn't need to deal with very tiny pieces.

I chose these soft but bright colors to brighten up the deary days of winter. I sure hope my Aunt (and GodMom) loves it!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Banners
Ink - Peekaboo Peach
Paper - Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, glue dots, dimensionals

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snappy Day

This is a get-well card for my cousin who was involved in a hit-n-run and she broke her back. She is an amazing lovely lady... where one would be feeling sorry for herself, here she is making jokes and making the most of this awful situation. She is an inspiration to us all. She was fitted for a brace for her back, and she has lovingly referred to it as her lobster brace (it's not red, but white). So, in the same vein as a lobster.... I chose to send her a crab for her get-well card!
May she continue to recover quickly!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - You're Sublime
Ink - Real Red, Memento
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red DSP
Accessories - Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Floral Phrases

The Detailed Floral Thinlits, Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the Stitched Ribbon. Beautiful!  I am experiencing a bit of trouble with getting the pieces out after running the thinlits through my Big Shot. Maybe I just need a shim (extra piece of paper in my sandwich before running it through the Big Shot). =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set - Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Smoky Slate
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestone, glue dot

Snow Place Buddies


I'm in LOVE with the Snow Place stamp set... it offers so many options. Also, pairing it with the Snow Friends Framelits makes creating cards a breeze. 
Now, I do have to say that I copied Mary Fish's card... with a little tweek. Thanks so much for your inspiration Mary! I can see many possibilities using this set. Here is Mary's card:

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Snow Place
Ink - Memento, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits, glue dots, Banners Framelits


MeltingMan



I've seen so many melting snowmen on Pinterest using the 'Sprinkles of Life' cloud stamp ... I just had to create one of my own. Now I did copy Melissa Davies' card, but tweeked it to make it my own. Thanks so much for your inspiration! Here is Melissa's card:

The way the sentiment came out was a mistake, but I think it made the card that much more appropriate, as it looks like it's fading/melting, like the snowman. The look was achieved by using the Basic Black marker on the stamp (so I could only get the words "Snow Way!")... I guess I should have stamped it on scrap paper and re-ink. As I said... I think it's perfect for the card.

Supplies Used:Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, Snow Place
Ink - Smoky Slate, Memento, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Brushed Silver
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, dimensionals, glue dots


Snow Friend


Starting to create some Christmas cards for this year. I knew I wanted to use the Snow Place stamp set, but wasn't sure what to place in the background. Well, I remembered that I purchased the 'This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)... so I found one that worked well with my snowman.
It's really fun putting all the Snow Place items together with the Snow Friends Framelits... so easy to cut out!
Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Snow Place
Ink - Memento, Garden Green Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Cherry Cobbler, This Christmas Specialty
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits

Elegant Wreaths


I've used the Wondrous Wreath before using traditional colors for Christmas (green and red) and Fall (orange, yellow), so I wanted to create some classy wreaths with white and gold.  I saw Cat Craig's card on Pinterest and thought I'd dress mine up a bit using the gold foil paper.  Here's Cat's card:

As you can see I made a few changes from Cat's card, but kept the general layout the same.  Thanks so much Cat for your inspiration!

Thanks for taking a peek!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Wondrous Wreath
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
Accessories - Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath, Gold Emboss Powder, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Monday, December 26, 2016

Silver and Gold Stars

 


Creating more Christmas cards for the season. I used the Star of Light stamp set and the coordinating Starlight thinlits. I love the versatility of this stamp set too... although, you can't see it here, as I used the same stamps and thinlits on both cards. The stamp set has many Christmas messages to choose from as well as different star stamps too. I hope to create a few more cards using the other stamps, so check back with my blog soon.

On the Gold Star card, I used Gold Foil paper and Very Vanilla cardstock with Gold Emboss Powder. On the Silver Star card, I used Silver Foil paper and Night of Navy cardstock with Silver Emboss Powder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Star of Light
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets, Night of Navy, Silver Foil Sheets
Accessories - Big Shot, Starlight thinlits, Heat Tool, Gold Emboss Powder, Silver Emboss Powder, rhinestones, pearls, dimensionals

Pretty Christmas


Creating some more Christmas cards... this time using the Christmas Pines stamp set and the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits. I also used This Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) on both of these cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Christmas Pines
Ink - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Die Brush, glue dots, dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Star Banner

I decided to copy one of the layouts on the cover of the Holiday Catalog 2016.... making it my own with different papers and sentiment stamps. Great layout!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Good Greetings, Birthday Banners
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Stars Framelits, dimensionals

Better Friends

Such a cute reindeer! The Foxy Friends stamp set offers many different animals to create with it... I knew I had to make a reindeer card for Christmas for my nephew.

I think the Candy Cane Lane DSP worked perfectly with this stamp too!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Foxy Friends, Better Together
Ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Memento, Early Espresso
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Fox Builder Punch, Linen Thread, glue dot

Pine Accents


So many cards to make for Christmas.... it's so easy to create different cards for people when you have some beautiful inspiration on Pinterest.  I was excited when I saw Elizabeth Price's card, and thought I could do something similar with the framelits and papers that I had.  Thanks Elizabeth for your inspiration!  Here is her card for reference:

See.... different yet very similar to mine!  I used 2 different Designer Series Paper on my card... one from Candy Cane Lane and the other from This Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by for a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Christmas Pines
Ink - Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Sprinkled Trees

It's really kinda amazing how this card evolved from what I had originally planned when I first started took this stamp set out.

My original color choice was to use gray/white with a touch of red for the bird. Instead I ended up using black/vanilla with the touch of red...not really traditional Christmas colors, but I believe the end result is pretty amazing!

I wanted to utilize the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper...and the colors on this particular sheet was black and vanilla. So, I adjusted my thinking and I'm so happy I did!

Thanks for checking!



Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, Totally Trees, Christmas Pines
Ink - Versamark, Memento
Paper - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, This Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Stars Framelits, scissors, dimensionals, Tree Builder Punch, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Black Solid Baker's Twine

Star Tree

What's Christmas without the Christmas Tree? Such a wonderful stamp set from Stampin' Up (Totally Trees)! You can use this set for all the seasons... and I hope to do this when I get the chance.

I stamped the green part in Cucumber Crush instead of Garden Green as when inked it didn't match the green in the stripe and/or cardstock

Thanks so much for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Totally Trees, Star of Light
Ink- Cucumber Crush, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Garden Green, Very Vanilla, This Christmas Specialty DSP

Starlight Navy


I cannot take the credit for this lovely layout using the Star of Light stamp set from Stampin' Up! I found Holly Stene's card on Pinterest... and fell in love with the layout.  Here is her card here:
Thanks s much for your inspiration Holly!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see mine too!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Star of Light
Ink - Night of Navy
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Starlight Thinlits, glue dots, rhinestone

Friday, December 23, 2016

Letter Year


Christmas Joy! Another Christmas card complete!
Thanks for taking the time to look closer!

I used the Large Letter Framelits on the Candy Cane Lane DSP and adhered (the negative piece) to white cardstock, so that there was a white in mat as well.  I used the 'Christmas' stamp from the 'Time of Year' hostess set to complete the sentiment.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Time of Year
Ink - Real Red
Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, dimensionals

Swirly Sea



I find much inspiration from Pinterest, so goes it with this card. I saw something similar using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits and the 'From Land to Sea' stamp set. 
Here is the card Joanne James created which inspired by card! Thanks so much Joanne!!

On my card, I used the 'H' clear block to create the background water rectangle...and topped it with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits to create an ocean. 

The turtle is colored in using AquaPainters with Old Olive ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - From Land to Sea, Birthday Banners
Ink - Soft Sky, Old Olive
Paper - Old Olive, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, scissors, dimensionals, H Clear Block

Musical


For the music lover I came up with a simple card utilizing my digital software.

I printed the music (Notes) DSP with my digital software and printed it out on Whisper White cardstock. From there.... I finished the card the traditional way by attaching the piece onto black cardstock and added a piece of white cardstock to the top. I attached the ribbon to cover the seam from the white and music papers.

I stamped the sentiment (Watercolor Wishes) above the ribbon and then adhered the whole thing to the card bases.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used
Stamp sets - Watercolor Wishes, Notes (Music DSP from digital software)
Ink - Memento
Paper - Soft Sky, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - My Memories (digital software), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Taffeta Ribbon, glue dots


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Birthday Time

Using the Hostess set from Stampin' Up! to create a masculine card for my Uncle. I used the 'It's My Party' DSP on the bottom portion of this card.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Time of Year
Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Bunch of Banners, Big Shot, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, glue dots.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Flourishing Birthday

I used the color combo - Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper White. I wanted something feminine yet something that said December... which I think the color Pool Party is a frosty flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Flourishing Phrases, Birthday Banners
Ink - Memento
Paper - Whisper White(thick), Basic Black
Accessories - Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush, Precision Plate, glue dots. rhinestones

Friday, December 2, 2016

Snowmen Nuggets Holder

These are so darn cute! I saw Donna Kish's on Pinterest (she got her inspiration from France Martin (Frenchie). Thanks so much ladies for creating something so cute!

If you'd like to see the instructions, you can head on over to Donna's page and view her instructions for the box. http://donnas-stampswellwithothers.blogspot.com/2015/11/snow-place-nugget-snowman.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+StampsWellWithOthers+(Stamps+Well+With+Others)

I started with a 6 1/4" x 3" piece of Real Red cardstock. Then, I scored it 1/2" and 1" on all sides. I cut the piece as shown below:


Now, I used Whisper White cardstock for the snowmen bodies. I cut my strips 1" x 3"... and used double-sided sticky tape first. It didn't hold to well together, so I switched to using glue dots to keep them on the chocolate nuggets.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Snow Place
Paper - Whisper White, Real Red
Ink - Memento, Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Snow Friends Framelits, Simply Scored Tool, Scoring Tool, glue dots

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Caring Flowers



Our Aunt had open heart surgery to replace/repair to faulty valves in her heart. Since I cannot be there in person to give her flowers... what better way to cheer her up than sending cheerful flowers that will never wilt!

I used the Falling Flowers stamp set with the coordinating May Flowers Framelits. I didn't have a "current" Get Well wish sentiment, so I used a retired stamp from the Kind and Caring Thoughts stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Falling Flowers, Kind and Caring Thoughts
Ink - Soft Suede
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Big Shot, May Flowers Framelits, Basic Pearls, dimensionals, glue dots

More Leaves

I'm loving the cooler weather along with the color of Fall leaves. For my Thanksgiving cards this year, I wanted it to keep it simple, so I paired the stamp sets "And Many More" with "Vintage Leaves". Perfect!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Vintage Leaves, And Many More
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White
Embellishments - Early Espresso Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon

Friday, November 11, 2016

VeteransDay2016


Happy Veterans' Day to all Veterans! Thank you so very much for your service and our freedom! I have 5 people in my family who are veterans.... my Dad, my Father-in-law, my brother, and 2 brothers-in-law. Thanks!

Now, I cannot take credit for this lovely card. I saw a 4th of July card on Pinterest....and just knew I wanted to create one for the 5 gentleman Veterans.
Here is Kim Jolley's card, whom I copied. Thanks so much for your inspiration!


Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Thoughtful Banners
Ink - Night of Navy
Paper - Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories - Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush, scissors, Star Punch (small)


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thoughtful Friend

My niece loves her little black kitty, so I thought I'd make a kitty card for her.... and her favorite color is blue, so I used Bermuda Bay with the matching polka dotted ribbon (retired).

I couldn't make a black kitty due to the fact the eyes and whiskers wouldn't show up on black ink, so I used Basic Gray instead. So it's a little gray kitty. LOL!

I used the heart within in the Foxy Friends stamp set on this card. I just inked up the middle size heart instead of the heart bubble that is within the set.

Thanks for taking a quick look!

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Ink - Basic Gray, Memento, Bermuda Bay
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories - Grosgrain Polka Dotted Ribbon (Bermuda Bay)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Swirly Year


I saw a cute card on Pinterest with the word "SMILE" in cut out letters on a card and thought what a cute idea.... I could do that for a Happy Birthday card. I think it turned out great! I added a few flowers around too to make it more feminine.

Now, I do have to say... the colors in the photo are off... it looks blue. The color is actually green -- the new In-Color - Emerald Envy. I'm sure any color would work well with this though. =)

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Number of Years, Swirly Bird
Ink - Emerald Envy
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Emerald Envy DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, glue dots, rhinestones

Monday, November 7, 2016

Wishful Party


I saw a card very similar on Pinterest (but with different colors)... I wanted to keep mine masculine for my nephews birthday.  Not sure if you can see it or not, but I used the Party Punch Pack (balloon) to punch out the balloon and added a glue dot behind to make it pop up a bit!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Party Wishes
Ink - Memento, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron
Paper - It's My Party DSP, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Accessories - Party Punch Pack (Balloon)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fall Pairings



I saw these colors together on Pinterest and just had to use them on this Fall birthday card. I LOVE Fall colors! Such a lovely time with all the changing leaves and cooler weather too.

I wanted to create a masculine card, as this is for my Uncle. I thought to dress up the rectangular piece with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Falling Flowers, Perfect Pairings
Ink - Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Paper - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon
Accessories - May Flowers Thinlits, Big Shot, glue dots, Linen Thread, Curvy Corner Trio Punch

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Foxy Banners

My niece loves animals, so of course I'm going to have a cute little critter on her card! LOVE this set!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Foxy Friends, Birthday Banners
Ink - Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand
Paper - Cajun Craze, It's My Party DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Circle Collection Framelits, glue dots

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Love For You

 

I am happy to announce that my husband's parents are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary! Wow! What an amazing married life that they have lived so far! Congratulations to them!

I wanted to create something spectacular for their 60th.... the theme for 60th is diamonds... so I knew I was going to use some rhinestones on it.   My card measures 5x5. I found Amanda Bates' card on Pinterest, and loved her layout and design, so I re-created her card using the brushed silver cardstock (I know silver is for 25th wedding anniversary, but it worked well with my rhinestones!).
Here is Amanda's card:
Thanks Amanda for your inspiration!

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Momma and Pop!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamp Sets - Bloomin' Love, Banners for You
Ink - Smoky Slate
Paper - Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits, Die-Brush, Large Numbers Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots, rhinestones


Monday, October 17, 2016

Time For Flowers

For my hubby on our anniversary! Celebrating 14 years! I love you honey!

I utilized 3 different stamp sets for this card: Falling Flowers for the black vine and red flowers; Time of Year for the banner 'Always'; and Flourishing Phrases for the words 'I Love You'.

I love how it all came together so easily. I was not going to add the flowers...as the vine is pretty on it's own, but with the added flowers it just steps it up with the wow factor!

I pray that we are blessed with many more years together!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamp Sets - Falling Flowers, Time of Year, Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Real Red, Memento
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Bunch of Banners Framelits, May Flowers Framelits, dimensionals, rhinestones

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Princess Ledges Calendar Page



With the coming of cooler weather comes the beautiful color display of leaves where I live. We hiked a little park near our new home...and saw a few leaves changing. The park which showcase a huge shale ledge...prevalent here in Ohio. It was a lovely walk...and we hope to go back when we can showcase all the beautiful colored leaves too.

This will be the October page for my 2017 Calendar. Which will show all the places we've seen in 2016.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite digital software
Background - Seasons (SJA ash)
Embellishments - Sweater Weather (border leaves)
Font - Chalkdust (mustard yellow)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Swirly Banner

Okay, so I have a confession to make... when I got the stamp set "Swirly Birds" I was perplexed as to what to use the 2 double triangle stamps for... I couldn't figure it out.  Luckily, other Stampin' Up! demonstrators figured it out and posted cards using those 2 stamps - whew!  They were used for making kites! LOL!

I'm happy to say that I was able to play with them, and came up with this great card!

I also used the Perfectly Artistic DSP for the background. I believe it's a fitting background for the kites!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets - Swirly Bird, Birthday Banners
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, glue dots

Flourishing Banner

I'd like to tell you how this card evolved. I originally thought to just place the white die-cut on top of the peach cardstock with the banner below.  It looked too plain to me. I then thought that the negative piece would look good on top of the peach cardstock with a black mat behind... I did like that, but felt it was missing something. I decided to add the die-cut piece back onto the opening BUT... offsetting it a bit, so it looks like a shadow! Lovely!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flourishing Phrases, Birthday Banners
Ink - Memento
Paper - Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Die-Brush, Precision Plate, Flourish Thinlits, dimensionals, glue dots
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