Monday, June 28, 2021

Fancy Friday In Colors!

 Wow!  Where did June go?!  I feel like I blinked and it is the end of June!  Sorry I've been silent.  But I AM BACK!!!!  😊 Have you been following along on social media with the Fancy Friday Design Team?!  I hope so!  Because our fabulous team has been posting cards all month using the fabulous new In Colors!  Check them out if you haven't!  (@stampinfancyfriday on IG & Stampin' Fancy Friday on FB) I am SOOOO excited to share my card today!  I've been staring at it all month long in my stamp room and I still love it.  Hee.  

Every time a new catalog comes out, the In Colors are the first thing I look at (and buy! 😂).  I LOVE color so five new & fresh colors are always so exciting for me!  This year...Polished Pink is my fave for sure!  I paired it with a couple of my other classic faves ... so here we have Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, & Granny Apple Green (with a touch of gold & black!) for the win! A new pink, ink blending, ocean life, white background, & color...what's not to love about that?! 

ColorsWhisper White, Basic Black, Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Gold
Inks: Polished Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Seascape, Biggest Wish
Tools: Sea Life Dies, Heat Tool, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Basics Embossing Powders (White), Metallics Embossing Powders (Gold), 2021-2023 In Color Jewels

I love all the details on this card.  That seahorse gives me all the ♡ SWOON ♡ vibes!  Hee.  I used a Blender Brush to blend Polished Pink & Flirty Flamingo ink onto the seahorse, to give it the ombre effect.  

I embossed the seagrass image and bubble images with White Embossing Powder onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I blended Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay ink, to give the blue ombre effect.  I also blended Granny Apple Green onto the die-cut pieces...

Have I mentioned one of my VERY fave stamp sets from the NEW Annual Catalog is a greeting one?!  Those big bold greeting, with a scripty font, have my heart!  It is the Biggest Wish Stamp Set.  For this card, I embossed the "Birthday" in Gold Embossing Powder onto Vellum Cardstock.  Then I embossed the "Happy" in White Embossing Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock...

I love all the details in this card, and I hope you do too!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!!!


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Color Challenge Love With TGIF Challenge 319!

Color Challenge time!  Woot!  👏 Love a fun color challenge!  Who is ready to play along?!  If you are...check out my card below, then check out the challenge, and then head to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along with us designers this week!   Can't wait to see what you make!  

This weeks challenge an be a total masculine color challenge.  But even masculine cards should share love, right?!  I was feeling lovey this week, so I just went with it...

ColorsWhisper White, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Basic Black
Inks: Basic Gray, Night of Navy, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Night of Navy
Stamps: Artistically Inked, Handsomely Suited (greeting)
Tools: Heat Tool, Heart Punch Pack, Checks & Dots Embossing Folders, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Animal Print Embossing Folder
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Simply Elegant Trim, Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials

I have shared this before but when I make more masculine cards, I rely on a lot of texture.  (Well...I always love to add lots of textures to my projects.). So all the solid hearts...I embossed with a different embossing folder.  I even embossed the main white background panel as well:

For the stamped hearts, I used what may just become my most favorite stamp ever.  It is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and I LOVE it!  It is this faux-watercolor stamp.  I just stamped it a few times on some Whisper White cardstock in the challenge colors and then punched out a heart.  Love the fun color it adds, in a simple way.  Can't wait to experiment more with it in more fun colors! 

Here is the official challenge.  Don't forget to pop on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along with us this week!

All in all...this card was a lot of fun to make!  If you have any questions...please just let me know!  Would love to help you with all of your papercrafting needs!


Technique Tuesday With Custom Striped Accents!

One of my assignments on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team is to do share some fun techniques.  My first one was shared at the end ...