Friday, August 30, 2019

Embossing Frenzy...TGIF Challenge 227!!

Challenge day, Challenge day, who loves a good Challenge day?!  (Ok...I totally just made up a little tune and sang that in my head.  Give it a try!  Hee.  πŸ˜€)

I LOVE this challenge because it's all about embossing powder!  And I LOVE embossing.  One of the first things I saw & fell in love with at my first Stampin' Up! workshop--and I still love it so much to this day!!!


Colors: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Black, Gold
Ink Pads: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Shimmery Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Stamps: Tropical Chic, Well Said
Tools: Well Written Dies, Tropical Dies, Heat Tool, Pattern Party Decorative Masks
Accessories: Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Nature's Twine, Shimmery Embossing Paste

In real life...that tropical foliage is so shiny and pretty!



I did just a touch of color so that the gold foliage would be the focal point.  I pretty much love it.  What do you think?! 


Hope you enjoy!  Now head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog  to play along!  I can't wait to see what you do!!!

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Laser Cut Beauty

Have you used the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Paper yet?!  It is GORGEOUS!!!  One side of these BEAUTIFULLY delicate papers is all shimmery and gorgeous.  I combined one piece of the sheets with the For the Love of Felt Stamp Set to make this subtle beauty:



Colors: Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Gray Granite
Ink Pads: Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Whisper White, Gray Granite, Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Paper
Stamps: For the Love of Felt
Tools: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Timeless Label Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Woven Thread Sequin Assortment, Shimmer Black Stampin' Emboss Powder,Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon

I don't normally do such subtle cards...I love a bright pop of color.  But I wanted to try something different.  And seriously, just look at that shimmer:


Do you love it as much as me?! 😊

Also...that Shimmer Black Stampin' Emboss Powder is quite stunning as well! 


Shimmer shimmer shimmer love!  😍😍😍


I hope you enjoy this card!  If you haven't used these Laser-Cut sheets yet...what are you waiting for?!  Oh man!!!  They are STUNNING!!!!!  I'm happy to help you get these in your hands!  Let me know if I can help or if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Framing a Magnolia...August Club Card:

Hey hey!  So I shared the project we made at my club gathering earlier in THIS POST.  Guess it's time I share the card we made! 


Colors: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink
Ink Pads: StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Petal Pink, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia
Tools: Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folder, Magnolia Memory Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
This is a card that is actually way cuter in person.  The colors of the flower are so much more dynamic.  But...I still love it.  I LOVE this frame!!!


It is made with the Heirloom Frame Dies & 3D Embossing Folders.  They come with a rectangle and an oval...with a die to cut out the shape and a folder to emboss.  So stunning!!  And that flower is colored with the Pigment Sprinkles...which is one of my VERY favorite things these days.  They colors are just so vibrant.  I am in love.


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, August 26, 2019

Paint My World With Happiness...

Have you checked out the Follow Your Art Suite yet?!  It is PERFECT to use for any crafter!  So many fun pieces to this suite that make my crafty heart smile.  Today...I am sharing a QUICK set of cards that I made...where the Designer Series Paper did most of the work for me! 

  (Am I the only one that LOVES to see the bundle of cards all together after you make a set?! 😍) 

So you can see some details better, here is a single card from the set:


So quick and easy to make these, but I just love these cards!!!!

Colors: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana
Inks: VersaMark, Light Bermuda Bay Blends Marker
Cardstock/Papers: Thick Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Follow  Your Art Designer Series Paper
Stamps: It Starts With Art
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, Silver Thread, Iridescent Sequin Assortment

And as quick & easy as they are, there are still some fun details.  Once more, I colored some white ribbon (the Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon here) with a Blends Marker to make it the color I wanted.  (I used the Light Bermuda Bay to make it a Coastal Cabana color.)  I love the touch of color that it gives to the card. 


And sequins...always sequins.  πŸ˜‚  They are so easy to add to any projects with just a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue and my Take Your Pick Tool.  And they add such a fun touch to anything! 
 

I hope you enjoy this card!  I hope that it also inspires you to USE that Designer Series Paper that you love so much, instead of just hoarding it!  (I know I'm not the only one that does that!  Hee.)  That is another reason I love this layout so much...you can see so much of the fabulously designed paper!  😍

Please let me know if you have any questions!   And thank you so much for visiting me!!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Noble Peacock With Petal Pink...

I LOVE the Noble Peacock Suite. I love the bold colors in the suite as well.  However...my teenage daughter saw the peacock that I had stamped, handed me a piece of cardstock, and said, "Mom!  You should use this pink with that peacock!"  There was no way I was saying no to that!  So thank to Kylie...here is the card I made:



Colors: Petal Pink, Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Gold, Whisper White
Inks: Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel, VersaMark,
Cardstock/Papers: Petal Pink, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Royal Peacock
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Detailed Peacock Dies, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Nature's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon
 
I love this elegant peacock.  I love the layered stamps that come with the stamp set also.  So easy to add that fabulous gold embossing:


You may be wondering where this twine is from also:


This is from the Nature's Twine pack.  I just pulled a few strands from the Grapefruit Grove color and tied it into a bow.  It makes it thinner and gives it that crinkled look.  I love it!!

One last look at the card:


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Oh Darling Fabulous Post-It's...August Club Project:

I'm excited to share the first thing we made at my club night this month.  Since it is "back to school" time...I thought this would be a fun project for the month.  I have made these before years ago, but I haven't made one in awhile.  However...Post-It's never go out of style, right?! πŸ˜€






Colors: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green
Ink Pads: Flirty Flamingo, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper, Dinoroar Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Stitched All Around, Tropical Chic
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Simply Scored
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon

I just love this little Post-It holder.  Amazing what you can do with stamps and paper, right?!  I know I still get amazed at that. 


And this is still one of my all time favorite sayings.  It is from the Stitched All Around Stamp Set.  😍


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Instagram Tip With Layered Backgrounds!

My heart skipped a beat again today!!


***I HAVE ANOTHER TIP UP ON STAMPIN' UP!'S INSTAGRAM PAGE!!!***  It seriously makes my heart flutter when I open up Instagram and see that Stampin' Up! has tagged me.  Stampin' Up! has added SOOOOOO much to my life.  The fact that I can give back in such a small way is such a dream for me.  I love it!  So follow me on Instagram or Facebook (@designwithink or Design With Ink) or just follow along here! 

I used Pigment Sprinkles and Embossing Paste for this layered background.  But the possibilities are endless!! (Embossing folders, watercoloring, Designer Series Paper, stamping, punches, framelits, etc, etc!!!)   I truly πŸ’• LOVE LOVE LOVE πŸ’• the Pigment Sprinkles though!  And the Embossing Paste!


Colors: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pigment Sprinkles: Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Broadway Birthday
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Broadway Lights Dies, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Heat Tool, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment

The steps I took here were to first just spritz a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper to get it nice and wet.  Then just tap some of the Melon Mambo Pigments Sprinkles onto the wet paper.  (*Note:  a little big goes a long way here!  So just open up the bottle, and tap the container over your project lightly so just a little comes out.) 


And some Mango Melody sprinkles next:


Spritz the paper a little more to get the colors to blend a bit and then either set aside to dry or dry it with the Heat Tool.


Once it is dry, use a Decorative Mask to add some Embossing Paste to the paper:


Lift up the mask and then let the paste dry:


Seriously there are so many options and I just love how gorgeous it looks!  And those Pigment Sprinkles are SO. MUCH. FUN!!!!  I'm in love!  😍😍😍

Here are a few more pics of the details of the finished card:



And one last look at the full card:


Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Friday, August 16, 2019

So Very Thankful For The Love Of Felt...

The For the Love of Felt Stamp Set is designed to be used with the bright & fun "For the Love of Felt" Project Kit.  The kit is so fantastic, and luckily...the stamp set is just as fantastic on its own!  I went with the bright and fun theme and made this card:



Colors: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Inks: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, LIGHT Calypso Coral Blends Marker
Cardstock/Papers: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: For the Love of Felt
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment

Some Designer Series Paper, a fun focal point, sequins, Baker's Twine colored with a Blends Marker, and a Stitched Nested Label Die...why who could ask for anything more?!  😊


I plan on making more of these in more color combos because I loved making them a lot.

Hope you enjoy!!!


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

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TGIF Challenge 225...Bring on the Black!

Challenge, challenge, challenge time!  Whooooooo!!!! πŸ™Œ  Who is excited?!?!  I am!  Although...you ever have those moments where you have an idea in your head and it doesn't quite turn out like you thought?!  Well...that was what happened with this card.  I imagine one day I will do a "take 2" of this card.  But for now...here is my card!




Colors: Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: Subtle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon

I LOVE the Tropical Chic Stamp Set.  It's such a fun one.  I have always thought the images would be so much fun embossed on black.  And since this is the challenge...


...I thought it would be a fun time to try it!   


And sequins are always a good idea, am I right?!  πŸ˜€


I hope you enjoy!  And now...it is YOUR TURN!!!!  What are you going to make for the challenge this week?!  Check it all out on the TGIF Challenge Blog

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Shimmery Artisan Design Team Blog Hop...

Who is ready for another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop?!?!  πŸ™‹ I know I AM!!!!  First of all...I have to ask...have you noticed the SHIMMER DETAILED LASER-CUT SPECIALTY PAPER (item # 149611) in the Annual Catalog yet?!  If the answer is no....well you are about to!  Because that is what this hop is all about!  Yay!!!!  I LOVE this paper.  One one side, it is all shimmery and more vanilla color.  On the other side...it is white.  So either look you need...this paper has it!!!  Angela shared some amazingly fun projects on her blog, if you are coming from there.  So now I want to share mine!  πŸ˜€


I love the fun details that these paper give!  These projects would be so boring without them!  Hee.  Although the watercolored pieces are pretty cool.  Here they both are before they were added to the cards:



But on to the finished projects in more detail!  Here is the standard sized card:



Colors: Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Inks: Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Calypso Coral, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
Stamps: Inspiring Iris
Tools: Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Timeless Label Punch, Take Your Pick Tool (sequins placement), Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

I just cut that lattice piece out of the laser-cut sheets.  Adhered it over the watercolor piece, and then added a few elements. 

(Should we talk for a second about how much I love the Timeless Label Punch-item #149516?!  I LOVE the shape, size, just everything! about it!  πŸ˜€) 

I love how that shimmery lattice just pops with the watercoloring behind it. And those sequins!! 😍



And how can you NOT just love this little bird mini?!  This is a 3x3 card, and I just love it. 



Colors: Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gray Granite
Inks: Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gray Granite, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
Stamps: Inspiring Iris
Tools: Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Take Your Pick Tool (sequins placement), Country Floral Embossing Folder
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Nature's Twine

Once again...the watercolor background just makes that cute bird pop.  😍  I just love that little guy.  I also love the other fun touches.  That "crinkle" Baker's Twine (just pulled a few strands from the Grapefruit Grove color in the Nature's Twine pack - item #146342) is soooo cute.  And always love a white on black greeting.  πŸ˜€


And once again...those sequins!  😍

I so hope you enjoy these cards!  Let me just tell you that you are in for a TREAT (and a healthy one at that!  Haha) with this blog hop! The projects are so fabulous!!!  Next up is AurΓ©lie and you will love what she has to share with you today! Then check out a sneak peak of all the projects below! 

http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/08/15/artisan-aug-fb



2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 

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