Wednesday, April 27, 2022

CASE'ing With Some Kite Delight ... April's Stampin' Fancy Friday!

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE April's Challenge for Stampin' Fancy Friday.  I LOVE being on this design team, filled with fabulous designers.  And this month...we get to CASE (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit) a fellow designer!  I am so excited to share my card with you, and then share the card that I CASE'd!!!

Also...I LOVE the Kite Delight Stamp Set in the January - June Mini Catalog!  It is SOOOO cute!  So...on to the card!!!

Colors Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Memento Black, VersaMark  BLENDS: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Kite Delight
Tools: Playful Alphabet Dies, Heat Tool, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Metallics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

I TOLD YOU!!!!  THOSE KITES ARE SOOOO CUTE!!!  The designer I CASE'd is Jenn Picard at A New Ink on Life! It was TOUGH picking someone from the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team to CASE...I wanted to CASE everyone! 😀 But ultimately I settled on the fabulous Jenn because I loved this card from her!  I love her use of layers, textures, & subtle...yet still bright...colors!  I swapped out the florals for kites just to show how versatile this layout is!  Isn't her card just gorgeous?!

I love it!  And here are a few more pics of the details of my kite card so you can compare!

Want to know about some of the details on this card?!  Well...Blends markers are the star of the show.  I used them to add some ombre color on the bottom of the letters as well as add color to the kites!

I'm just a little bit in love. 😍  I loved how Jenn layered her color in her original card, so I wanted to make sure I had a background to my focal point.  She made hers with the blue flowers in the background, I made mine by using a Blending Brush to add a touch of color behind the kites.  I think stamped some clouds over the blended color. I also added the black splatter like she did.  

*** TIME SAVER TIP!! *** When you have multiple images to stamp that you are cutting out (either with scissors or dies), that will all be stamped in the same ink color, it is super easy to just mount them all on the same block and stamp at once!  Here you can see what I did with the kites.  (Although I forgot to take the picture when I had the string with bows on it.  Ooops.)   I put them all on the big block, stamped in VersaMark, and then embossed them all with gold at the same time. 

I hope you enjoy this card and Jenn's original.  Make sure you are following along with the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team to see all the card that have been CASE'd for this month!!!  Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook and @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram!

Thank you so much for visiting!  *** PURCHASING NOTE *** This Kite Delight Stamp Set is only available until the end of June!  So get it while you can!  Please let me know what questions you have and how I can help!


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Hello Beautiful Rainbow!!!

I guess since the TGIF Challenge for the week is on rainbows, I have been thinking about rainbows this week.  😂  So let's hear it for another "rainbow" card!  A bit of a different take than the last one...

...but still a fun rainbow!

Colors Polished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, White, Gold
Inks: Polished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Memento Jet Black, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Hello Beautiful
Tools: Heat Tool, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Bough Punch, Stampin' Spritzer 
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Have you seen the Hello Beautiful Bundle in Stampin' Up!'s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog?!  It's one of my favorites!  And I used one of the shapes to make the "rainbow" going down the card front!!

(I used the shape circled in the photo.  The shapes next to the stamp set are the dies that come with the bundle, with the actual dies pictured below the first picture. LOVE LOVE this bundle!  SOOOO much you can do!!!)

I first stamped the shape down the card in "rainbow" colors onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (cleaning the stamp before inking up with the next color), I spritzed it with water and let the colors bleed a little.  Then just heat it with the Heat Tool to dry it all.  

It really is so easy but so much fun!  After it was dried, I stamped and embossed the little chevron detail in Gold Embossing Powder.

What do you think of this take on a rainbow card?!  It would be fun to do in any color combo!  If you try this...let me know!  Also...I am thinking of making a video to show just how I did this.  Should I?

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help with anything!  Would love to help you get your hands on any of the fun Stampin' Up! products you need! 


Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Rainbows for TGIF Challenge #365!

Well HAPPY FRIDAY!  And how much fun is this challenge today?!  We are MAKING A WISH with rainbows!  😊  But remember...this is just inspiration!  Let this take you where it wants to take you!  But here is my card that I am sharing today for this challenge!

Colors Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, White
Inks: Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper
Stamps: Rainbow of Happiness
Tools: Heat Tool, Brilliant Rainbow Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (white)

I will share a few more pics of the details, but is the full challenge! 

How could you not want to go grab some stamps and papercrafting supplies and get going?!  Hee.  

I really love this fun neutral background with a gorgeous bright rainbow pop!  Why yes please!  😊

Love that rainbow border die seriously swooning!  And mixed with that gold embossing...more swooning for sure!  I also took the "slash" rainbow stamp and the little hearts from the Rainbow of Happiness Stamp Set and stamped it all over the background.  Then embossed and distressed!  Love the texture this adds!  

Also LOVE the clouds that I die-cut from the Supple Shimmer 12"x12" Specialty Paper!

Anyway...what is your favorite?!  I hope you enjoy this card!  Now just head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along with us this week!  We can't wait to see what you make!


Thursday, April 21, 2022


 ☆ FLASH SALE!!! ☆ from Stampin' Up!  All qualifying orders today get FREE SHIPPING!!!  

Shop on my website:  HOST CODE: B4V3NHSG

AND...I am sharing the thank you card I am sending out for all orders placed today!  Plus a little "happy mail surprise" will be included when you use the HOST CODE!  (Unless your order is over $150!  If it is...don't use the host code and I will still send you a happy mail surprise!)

Colors Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, White
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, BLENDS: Light & Dark Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Shimmery White, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Adhesive Sheets
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Basic Borders Dies, Artistic Dies, Amazing Thanks Dies, Water Painters, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Gingham Embossing Folder, Tailored Tag Punch
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

I went a bit "over the top" with this thank you card, because I love free shipping sales!  Hee.  Love all the layers!  There is watercoloring, splattering, die-cutting details, embossing, Blends (on the thanks!), etc!  Which is your fave detail?!

I hope you enjoy!  Just head to my website and place your orders!  Drop me a message if you have any questions!  Also...follow me on social media!  I'm on Facebook (Design With Ink) or Instagram (@designwithink)!  Let me know how I can help you!


Friday, April 8, 2022

Artistic Slim Sayings...TGIF Challenge 363:

I have a fun quick sketch challenge today!  It is TGIF Challenge today!  So first up...check out the card I made with this fun sketch!  Then next...head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see what the other members of the Design Team made and play along with us this week!  We have a great time!!! 💕

Colors Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold
Inks: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Polished Pink, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Pattern Party Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Slim Sayings
Tools: Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders, Heat Tool, Artistic Dies, Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powders, Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins

Love this card and love the sketch it came from!

I have a fun tip for you today...then I will share a few up-close pics of the details.  I have shared this tip before, but I just LOVE it!  Love the detail it adds in seconds! And...THE PRODUCT I USE FOR THIS TIP IS RETIRING SOON!  Get it while you can...for 50% off!!!!

The tip, and product, is to use the Ice Cream Builder Punch to add a scallop detail!  SO EASY!  Just check out this photo to see how easy it is!

So let me know if you need to grab this punch before it is gone!  

Now...on to some more photos!

I hope you enjoy this card!  I can't wait to see what you make with this fabulous sketch!  So head on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG! Please let me know if you have any questions and let me know if I need to help you get any amazing Stampin' Up! products in your hands!  Here is one more look at the card if you need a reminder! 😃


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Waves of Inspiration

Have you checked out the Waves of the Ocean Collection yet?!  Oh! My! WORD!  I LOVE IT!! 💗  It is an EARLY RELEASE from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog...but some products are only available during this early release period!  Check out my FIRST card that I made with this collection and then check out THIS FLYER to read more about the fabulous Waves of the Ocean Collection!

Colors Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Basic Black, White
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Blue Foils Specialty Paper
Stamps: Waves of Inspiration
Tools: Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Blending Bruses, Waves Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powder, Gilded Gems

I mean...if I can say this...but how gorgeous?!  I made a "sunset" using Blending Brushes and some fun ink colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Polished Pink.  Then I embossed that with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  Distressed edges, and some gold embossing "splatter" finish off that gorgeous sunset! 

I love the look of this wave!  I stamped it by inking the wave in Coastal Cabana, and then using a sponge dauber to add some Pacific Point ink.  Die-Cut that, then die-cut the other layers from foil & shimmer papers, and adhere for that gorgeous layered wave!  💗 LOVE! 💗

Love this greeting also!  Simply emboss on scraps of different cardstock colors and then cut out the individual pieces of the greeting!

Love adding a touch of texture with a layered embossed piece.  And LOVE a bit of distressing for texture! 

One last look at this beauty!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Let me help you get your hands on these fabulous products!


Hello Ladybug for Inspirational TGIF Challenge #469!!

Just a fun quick post today to share this weeks fun TGIF Challenge!  Are you going to play along?  I hope so!  First - I want to share the c...