Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Artfully Layered Birthday Challenge for Stampin' Fancy Friday!

It is Stampin' Fancy Friday Challenge time! (Although new inspiration for the monthly challenge is posted almost every day now...not just Fridays!!! 💥) And this month it is a BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE!  Since I love birthdays (for others...not necessarily for me.  Haha.) ... I wanted to use one of my very FAVORITE bundles from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog called Artfully Layered!  (Click HERE or on catalog name to see this fabulous catalog!) It. Is. Fantastic!  Major Swoon!  😍 I will show you how fabulous this bundle is, but is the card!

Colors Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Black, Whisper White, Gold
Inks: Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil Sheets, Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Artfully Layered
Tools: Tropical Layers Dies, Water Painter, Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, From My Heart Faceted Gems, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Naturally...since it is called "Artfully Layered" Bundle...I had to use a lot of layers!  Haha.  (Ok...that was really just a coincidence...or really...just something I do often.  Haha.) And I have to works for this card!  So here is picture overload to show you the layers! 

This fun palm was actually cut out from watercolored Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  The Granny Apple Green cardstock was too rich for the color that I really wanted, so I just did a watercolor wash onto the watercolor paper with Granny Apple Green ink.  Then used the dies to die-cut it out!  Love how versatile products can be!  Also...that black splatter makes all those bright colors pop even more, in my opinion!  Thanks for being such a great supporting element, black splatter! 😁

I mean...check out the DOUBLE EMBOSSING!!!  I am going to call it double embossing because I first embossed the piece of Whisper White cardstock with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  And THEN I used the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder after that.  ♡ LOVE! ♡

So you have the fabulous double embossing, but then you also have splatter, fun layered die-cuts, designer series paper, linen thread, etc...basically texture galore!  Which makes my heart swoon more!  Hee.  So I have to admit...I am really loving how this birthday challenge card came out!  

Now...what do you think about all the pieces of this Artfully Layered Bundle?!  Pretty fabulous, huh?!?  😁

Yeah...a little obsessed! it is time to go check out all the other designers projects for this challenge!  Check out @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram or Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook!  Tag us in the projects you make for this challenge!  Can't wait to see!  

Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would be happy to help you with all of your paper crafting needs!  Let me know how I can help you get this fun bundle (or anything else Stampin' Up! has to offer! into your hands!)


Friday, January 14, 2022

SALE-A-BRATION Is Coming In Hot...TGIF Challenge 351:

It is SALE-A-BRATION (SAB) time!  And that means FREE PAPER CRAFTING SUPPLIES! 🙌 A brochure full of them!  CLICK HERE to check out what you can earn FREE!!!  

Fun note...I used an amazing bundle from SAB for the weekly *fabulous!!!* TGIF Challenge!  We have an incredible sketch this week!  YAY!  I love sketch challenges!  So here we go with TGIF Challenge 351!

Colors Petal Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, Memento Black  BLENDS: Petal Pink
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Friendly Hello
Tools: Water Painter, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (white), Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins

I love this card and I  ♡ LOVE this Friendly Hello Bundle.  The FREE bundle comes with the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper AND the Friendly Hello Stamp Set!  Look how cute it all is:

Swooning yet?!  😍 Hee.  Me too!!!  You probably want to see the card sketch also, huh?!  Well here you go!  It is one you will use over and over again, I'm sure.  It is perfect!  

Now...back to the card!!!  Here are a few more pics of the details:

The top two strips of paper (the Pool Party floral piece & the stripe piece) are from the Designer Series Paper pack.  The bottom strip is actually a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I colored it with Granny Apple Green (I wanted a strip of that color in a bit lighter of a shade than the cardstock is.) and then stamped it with the leaves and splatter stamp from the stamp set.  😍

Tasteful Textile is one of my favorite Embossing Folders.  Can you tell?!  Haha.  I use it a lot.  But just love the subtle texture it adds!!!

I stamped these flowers in Memento and then colored them with Petal Pink Blends Markers.  LOVE them!  I added some glitter with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  (Hard to tell in the photo because there wasn't the best lighting when I snapped the photos.  Sorry!)

I hope you enjoyed this card!  And now...I hope you play along with us!  Just head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog, check out the other inspiration from more of the design team, and then submit your own!  We can't wait to see what you make!  


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Stellar Birthday Turned Thankful! Fancy Friday Gratitude Challenge!

I am BACK!!!  It looks like I took a bit of a holiday break.  This was not my intent...actually had some fun plans on what I wanted to share...but then I was consumed with holiday and family time...and I honestly had a great time.   So if you find your way back here again, THANK YOU!  It is good to be back with you! 😀

Kicking things off for the year with an OUT OF THIS WORLD card!  (Hee...see what I did there?!). Decembers Fancy Friday Challenge was all about Gratitude!   Since I seem to think Pinks & Coastal Cabana with with every theme (just try to prove me wrong!  I can alway make it work!  😂😂😂) ... I stuck with this fun & bright color combo.  What do you think?  Do these colors work for an "out of this world" themed card?!

Colors Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, VersaMark, Memento Black  BLENDS: Polished Pink, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Ivory
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Stellar Birthday
Tools: Water Painter, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Star Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Simply Elegant Trim, Pool Party 3/8" Ribbon, Shaker Shapes

Fun Fact about me...I LOVE space!  I regret not even trying to get into the space industry.  I think, dream, watch TikTok, read articles, etc about space all the time.  I am fascinated.  So I just HAD to have these cute little astronauts in my stamp collection.  There is a cute little boy & girl astronaut.  I used the girl here, but I'm going to have to make one with the boy too.  I LOVE them!  What do you think?!  

With this watercolor wash that I did, I really wanted then pink & blue to mix and create more color depth...since the astronaut is floating around in space, right?!  A pink and blue and full of color space world, anyway.  Hee.  So I love the purples that formed when they did mix.  THIS is a space I could float around in for forever.  Haha.  

I hope you enjoy this card!  And since this much is all about gratitude...

I just have to take a quick moment and say that I am SO GRATEFUL to be on this fabulous Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team!  There is SO MUCH TALENT just oozing out of all the fabulous humans that I am fortunate to be on this team with.  My advice is that you check out everyone's projects by heading to the Facebook Page (Stampin' Fancy Friday) or Instagram Page (@stampinfancyfriday).  Just prepare to be WOW'ed!  Hee.

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  As always...I would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!  


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