Saturday, May 28, 2022

Sweet Color Combo With Sweet Songbirds Bundle for Stampin' Fancy Friday!!!

All month long, as designers on the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team, we have been posting fun new Color Combos on the team Facebook Page and Instagram Page!  Hope you have been following along because SO MANY cute projects & color combos have been posted!  And today I am sharing mine!  This is a challenge I dream about because we have a NEW Stampin' Up! catalog with NEW In Colors!  So you know I had to use some new In Colors!  The color combo I used was Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, and Soft Suede.  💗

Colors Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Inks: Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Soft Suede, Pool Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Sweet Songbirds
Tools: Songbird Builder Punch, Scalloped Contours Dies, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Water Painter
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, 2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds

And I use the new Sweet Songbirds Bundle!  I LOVE this cute stamp set & punch!  Here is your photo overload so you can check out all the details...







I hope you enjoy!  Make sure you check out all the other fun designers projects on our Facebook (Stampin' Fancy Friday) & Instagram pages (@stampinfancyfriday).  

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any other questions!  Would love to help you with all of your papercrafting needs!  If you need your own Stampin' Up! supplies to make this card (and so many other projects!!!! 😁) then just let me know!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, May 20, 2022

Rays of Light for TGIF Challenge 369!

Do you have your hands on the ☆NEW☆ Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?! Well if so...the TGIF Challenge this week will be SUPER easy!  Because it's all about the annual catalog!

I FELL IN LOVE with the Rays of Light Stamp Set (it is a big background one) the second I saw it.  So when I went to figure out what was inspiring me for this challenge...this one jumped out at me!  

Colors Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Basic Black, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor
Stamps: Rays of Light, Paradise Palms, Through It Together (greeting)
Tools: Palms Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Opal Rounds, Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon

And really...when I said this challenge was all about the Annual Catalog...I wasn't kidding!  Here is the official challenge for you! ...


♡ USE THAT CATALOG FOR INSPIRATION!!! ♡ then share your project over on our TGIF Challenge Blog

A little bit about my card...I embossed those fabulous Rays of Light in gold.  I love them so much!  Added a little focal piece, but you really could just add a greeting (or nothing!) to this stamp set and it would be fabulous!  But here are some pictures of the details...





Aren't those gold glossy rays just fabulous?!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions at all!  

And head over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see what the other designers made and to play along with us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Framed Occasions Congratulations!!

Framed Occasions Stamp Set + Beautiful Shapes Dies = 😍😍😍!!!  Love both of them.  And love the fun texture & layers I could add to this card using them.

Colors Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Soft Sea Foam, Gold
Inks: Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Gray, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Basic Black, Soft Sea Foam, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Framed Occasions, A Grand Kid (for Congratulations greeting), Spiral Dye
Tools: Beautiful Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Heat Tool, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Brushed Brass Butterflies

I mean...just look at these GORGEOUS layers!  There is embossing, sponging, splattering, hexagon frame, fun florals, brass butterflies, etc, etc!!!





And here is one last view of the whole card...


Have you played with this stamp set yet?!  I want to see what you have made if you have!  If you haven't...what is stopping you?!  😊

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need helping getting your hands on this stamp set or any other Stampin' Up! supplies!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!
Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, May 6, 2022

Sweet Songbirds Colors...TGIF Challenge 367!!!

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY! for TGIF Challenge 367!!  Yay!  So quick and easy!  Check out my card below to see what I made with the colors, then head to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see the cards submitted by the rest of the TGIF Design Team!  Then...play along and post your project over on the TGIF Challenge Blog!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Colors Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Inks: Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede, Basic Gray, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Crumb Cake, Pale Papaya
Stamps: Sweet Songbirds
Tools: Songbird Builder Punch, Forever Flourishing Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool, Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

This is why I love color challenges!  I would never have thought to use these colors today and I don't use any of these colors on a regular basis.  But it was so much fun to "branch" out!  (Get it...bird card, branch?!  Haha. 😂)  Here are the colors to use!

And here are some more on the details of the card.  I did a bit of "generational" stamping.  Thats where you stamp multiple times, without re-inking.  It gives you different tones of the same color and can add a lot of depth.  I used it on the musical notes, nest, and leaves...



I also used a Blending Brush on the background (started with Basic White cardstock) with Pale Papaya ink.  I wanted that color, but wanted the cardstock elements I added behind the focal piece to subtly pop.  So...same tone, just a lighter color because I blended ink.  Can also get a bit of an ombre by doing this. 

All in all...I had a lot of fun making this card and using these colors!  What are you going to make?! I can't wait to see!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog now to check out the rest!  And let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with your papercrafting needs...including helping getting your hands on these fabulous Stampin' Up! products! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sailboat Birthday Adventure...

Do you know someone that loves sailboats & all things ocean?!  Well me too!  💕 So I made them a fun sailboat card to wish them a Happy Birthday!

Colors Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, White, Gold
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Thick Basic White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Let's Set Sail, Waves of Inspiration (for Happy Birthday greeting)
Tools: Sailboat Builder Punch, Heat Tool, Scalloped Contours Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Stampin' Spritzer, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

Let me point out a few fun details that make this card pop a bit.  First up is the "ocean" the sailboat is sailing on.  I first stamped it a few times on the bottom of my cardstock piece in Coastal Cabana ink.  Right after stamping, while it was still wet, I spritzed it with water to let the colors bleed.  You still get the texture from the stamp, but it becomes more "organic" with the water spritzing. 


Dry the ocean with a Heat Tool, then add some color on the top using Blending Brushes & ink: Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  I splattered some water onto that part of the cardstock, and then patted it with a paper towel.  That gives the subtle splatter on the top.  Stamp those cute birds and any greeting you may want in the background, and you have a beautiful background for your sailboat.  Then just add the scalloped edge (die-cut using the Scalloped Contours Dies) for a fun touch of texture.  

And this sailboat is so cute and fun!  I stamped the sails in Flirty Flamingo...one I stamped full strength.  And one I stamped "off" before stamping again to get a lighter shade of the same color.  (Stamping "off" just means to stamp on scrap paper first then stamp again without re-inking.)  I stamped the boat in Soft Suede.  Then just punched them out!  (***Tip for builder punches*** punch the punch using a piece of scrap paper first. Then as you stamp each piece...use the scrap piece as a guide to stamp your pieces.  Just line up each stamp over your cardstock, stamp it, and then it is all easily lined up to punch out at once!)


One more view of the whole card with all the embellishments and little touches...

I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs.  Stampin' Up! products are the best and I would love to help you grow your collection!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

He's All That! Father's Day!!!

This past Sunday we celebrated Father's Day!  We are out of town, so I didn't get to celebrate with my Dad.  (Since I am fortunate t...