Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Some Textured Sponged Sunshine...

I guess it's winter, huh?!  So my cards seem to be inspired by me needing sunshine.  😂  I shared a sponged sunset last time.  Today I am sharing a simple sponged sun...with texture this time! 

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Colors: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Memento Black, BLENDS MARKERS:  Light & Dark Pool Party, Light & Dark Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock/Papers:  Gray Granite, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock (to make circle mask), Brights 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Pretty Parasol
Tools: Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Dies, Sponges
AccessoriesWoven Threads Sequins Assortment, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (white thread)

This was super simple to do.  Just used a circle mask (cut a circle from a piece of Vellum cardstock...making sure there is extra vellum around the whole circle to protect the cardstock you are sponging on) to sponge a sun where I wanted it on the cardstock.  Then emboss it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and add whatever other details you want!  I colored this umbrella with Stampin' Blends makers. 

And I just totally love this fun texture! 

I also loved this sponged greeting.  I like how you can easily get an ombre look.  (I also have a fun trick to punch a smaller postage stamp.  See the photo below!) 

Here is how I made a smaller postage stamp.  I first punched out the greeting, lining up the bottom of the stamp with the bottom of the punch.  So it had extra on top.  Then, I grabbed a Post-It, stuck it to that, and used that to guide the punched greeting back into the punch.  I then lined up the edges, and punched off the excess.  Voila!  A smaller postage stamp! 

I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!

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Monday, November 23, 2020

A Topical Friend Like You ...

Palm trees & a beautiful sunset...what more do you need?!  How about one you can look at ... OR MAKE YOURSELF ... year round! Which one is your favorite?!

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Misty Moonlight, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, VersaMark, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Misty Moonlight, Mango Melody, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock (to make circle mask)
Stamps: Friend Like You
Tools: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Sponges
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whale of a Time Sequins, Linen Thread

One I stamped in black & then embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The other one I embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  But both are sponged the same.  

This version has a Misty Moonlinght card base:

I cut out a mask using a circle die and vellum cardstock, put it onto the Whisper White cardstock, put a Post-It on the bottom for a straight edge, and then sponged.  I sponged Daffodil Delight on the bottom, then Mango Melody, and finally a little Magenta Madness.  I stamped the waves on the bottom and then sponged some Coastal Cabana over it.  I have to admit....I pretty much really love these cards.  Here is the sponging up close...I just love the blending:

 
This gold embossed card, I decided to use Bermuda Bay as the card base.  But most everything else is the same. 
 



So what version is your favorite?!  Are you going to make one?  Let me know if you do!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Truly Thankful...TGIF Challenge 291:

Wow.  I have been SILENT!  I am SOOOOO sorry.  Can I just say...What. A. Year.  Anyone else feeling it?!  😉  Of course, we all are.  I am sorry for my silence because I have missed this!  So I am back!!!  With a fun challenge!  Because I LOVE being on the TGIF Challenge Design Team and I LOVE how a challenge can inspire you when you need a little direction.  This challenge is all about being thankful, so of course a Thank You card totally fits the bill!

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Subtles 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Best Year
Tools: Sweet Silhouette Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Bone Folder
AccessoriesGold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Linen Thread, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon

I kept it soft and subtle for this card!  A die cut, a greeting, some texture...what else do you need?!  😁

I love distressing the corners like this to add some fun texture.  You curl it with a Bone Folder to break up the fibers of the cardstock.  Then separate the layers!  So cute, right?! 

I love the pop of color this greeting adds.  I embossed it in gold onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I just sponged some Flirty Flamingo ink on it to add a subtle, but layered, pop of color.  💕

I hope you enjoy this card and come play along this week for our challenge!  Simply make a card, post it, and then share it with us on the TGIF Challenge blog!  It is easy and so much fun!  Can't wait to see what you make!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Spooky Hallows Night Magic...TGIF Challenge 287

It is Friday!  And it is TGIF Challenge time!  Come play along!  😁  It's a TRICK OR TREAT good time this week!

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White
Inks:  VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape
Stamps: Hallows Night Magic
Tools: Halloween Magic Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whale of a Time Sequins, 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon
 
Love these fabulous bats and this fun label stamp.  This Hallows Night Magic Bundle is SO much fun! 

I LOVE the Subtle Embossing Folder.  I love the texture it gives.  I embossed the Designer Series Paper with this folder and look at the difference it makes! 


And this Metallic Mesh Ribbon...OH MY GOODNESS!!!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  It is so gorgeous!  
 
So now it is time for you to play along!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to submit your projects!  


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Contemporary Merry with Celebration Tidings...

It's 2020 ... so anything goes, right?!  Even having the #30dayChristmascardmakingchallenge that was in September continuing into October, right?!  Hope so, because I have Day 22 for you...and it is a Contemporary Christmas!  

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks:  Blends: Light Magenta Madness, Light Mango Melody, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Flirty Flamingo, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Stamps: Celebration Tidings, Warm Hugs
Tools: Subtle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Snowflake Splendor Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

This card was super fun to make...and so bright & cheery!  You may be asking how I did this...and the answer is BLENDS!  I even colored the twine with the Magenta Madness Blends Marker to make it hot pink!  LOVE LOVE!  (Pardon the fact that I photographed it with the bow not straight.  DOH!)

For the background...I embossed it first with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and then colored over it with Blends Markers!  So much fun, huh?!!  I kinda am in love!

Always love a good ruffled ribbon!  And this Snowflake Splendor 1/4" Ribbon is fabulous all ruffled up. 


Did you play along with the challenge?!  I will be finishing it up throughout this month-ish.  😀  Play along any time! 

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything! 

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Cute Fruit Fancy Time!

I can't believe I didn't share this back in August for our Fancy Friday Sketch Challenge!  I am SORRY!  2020 has been a year, right?!  And I just don't have everything together.  But...back in the month of August...we had a lot of fun with a FUN sketch challenge.  We posted all month long on the Stampin' Fancy Friday pages on Facebook and IG.  Go check them out after you check out my card!  😃  I just had to use the FABULOUS Cute Fruit Stamp Set.  One of my faves...it is in the Stamping for Beginners Catalog.  💗 Love these colors and don't think I will ever stop using them.  😀

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Madness, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cute Fruit
Tools: Hippo & Friends Dies, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Water Painters
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Woven Threads Sequins

Who doesn't love a big pile of brightly colored fruits?!  😀  I love the fun papers behind it also...


And a close up of those darling fruit pieces:

I think this Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder is pretty fantastic with those fruit pieces also.  Have I mentioned how much I love these fruit pieces?!  😁


 Hope you enjoy!  Here is the fun sketch if you want to play along!  

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And a reminder of the card I made with the sketch:

 

Thank you so much for visiting! Let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ink Blending With Many Layered Blossoms for TGIF 283:

It is Friday!  And time for another TGIF Challenge...this time it is a Designer Takeover!  Fabulous Tami Hewlett has inspired us with a fun technique challenge...Ink Blending!  Have you tried it before?!  Basically...you just take so ink and some Sponge Daubers or Sponges or your fave blending tool and blend that ink onto some cardstock!  It is really easy and so much fun!  So many looks you can achieve!  Then you can simply use the cardstock on your project, or die-cut images or punch from it, and so much more!  I've also used ink blending before to make fun things, like a sun that you can see in THIS POST.  Today, I just did a "rainbow" background.  And I LOVE it!  

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Purple Posy, Whisper White
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Purple Posy, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Blossoms In Bloom
Tools: Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Sponges, Heat Tool
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (gold thread), Woven Threads Sequins

One of my fave things to do with an Ink Blended piece is to drop water on it after its all blending.  Then I dab it off and it leaves those fun droplets.  


I added some stamped flowers and a gold bow just for a little accent.  But honestly...you wouldn't need it.  The background with the fun flowers over it are just as fun.  😊

What do you think?!  I can't WAIT to see what you make!!!  And here is your official challenge invite!!! Make a card or project with Ink Blending, and head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog and submit it!  We LOVE seeing what you make!  💗

Have any questions?!  I would love to help you  with anything you need!  Just drop me a message and I will get right back to you!  Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you enjoy this card!

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Monday, September 21, 2020

A Bit of Classic Christmas with Wild Rose:

Time for a classic Christmas card today...using a non-traditional Christmas stamp set.  Day 21 is all about "Classic Christmas" and I decided to use the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set & the coordinating Wild Rose Dies.  So much fun!  I used some more traditional colors to make this Classic Christmas card...

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Gold, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Vellum
Stamps: To a Wild Rose
Tools: Wild Rose Dies, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Sponges, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (gold thread), Woven Threads Sequins

Gold is classic Christmas, right?!  I hope so...because I went all in with the Gold!  😀  I embossed them in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and then sponged some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint over them to make them all glittery. 


I threw in some Cherry Cobbler because that is a pretty classic Christmas color, but then I also had to lighten things up with some Pool Party.  Because why not?!  Right?!  😀

I hope you are enjoying this challenge and are playing along! 

 

Thank you so much for visiting and please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!

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Some Textured Sponged Sunshine...

I guess it's winter, huh?!  So my cards seem to be inspired by me needing sunshine.  😂  I shared a sponged sunset last time.  Today I a...