Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Wanted To Say Birthday!

Sharing a fun birthday card today where I mashed up a few different products.  I used the Beautiful Balloons & Curved Occasions Stamp Set with the Wanted to Say Dies.  

Colors Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Fresh Freesia, Basic White
Inks: VersaMark, BLENDS: Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Fresh Freesia
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Distressed Gold Specialty Paper, Adhesive Sheets
Stamps: Beautiful Balloons, Curved Occasions
Tools:  Wanted to Say Dies, Water Painter
Accessories: Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Basics Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

A few notes about the card: 
  • The streamer was stamped twice each time before re-inking, giving a variation of color.  
  • I used different Blends markers & colored them on Basic White cardstock to get a more subtle tone of the colors than using cardstock. 
  • I embossed the sentiment from Curved Occasions with white embossing powder over the colored Blends ink.  
  • Cut out just the "happy" part of the sentiment and layer them onto the card. 
  • Stars are die-cut from the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper.
  • Add Adhesive Sheet to Basic White cardstock before die-cutting it to make it a sticker.  
  • After "Happy Birthday" was die-cut, I colored over it with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add some shimmer.








I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would be happy to help you with all of your papercrafting needs!  Thank you for visiting!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, September 22, 2023

Inspiration Time with Modern Garden! TGIF Challenge 439:

What are you going to make for this weeks TGIF Challenge?!  It is a fun inspirational one!  You could take this challenge a bunch of different ways, and I chose to go with the card sketch!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Colors Bubble Bath, Soft Sea Foam, Basic White
Inks: Bubble Bath, Soft Sea Foam, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Bubble Bath, Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Modern Garden
Tools:  Modern Oval Punch, Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder, Water Painter
Accessories: Blooming Pearls, Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim, Linen Thread

Here is the official challenge!  What inspires you from it?! 

And here are a few more views of the details on the card I made.  I used the Modern Garden Bundle, and I love the gold details.  I used a Sponge Dauber to add some VersaMark ink to the edge of the Modern Oval Punch.  Then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Also ... the Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim is a dream.  





I hope you enjoy this card.  Now you can head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, September 8, 2023

Whale Watching Sketch Time! TGIF Challenge #437

Who loves a sketch challenge?! 🙋 Yes, yes - I do too.  Hee.  Well...at least I hope you do. Because we have such a fun one for you this week over at the TGIF Challenge Blog!  The other designers and I have had a great time using this sketch to make some cards of inspiration for you!  And now we can't wait to see what you make! So check out my card, then head over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see the others!  Then we would love you to make your own & submit it on our blog!  

My card today is using two ☆NEW☆ stamp sets in the ☆BRAND NEW☆  Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!  The main one is the Whale Watching Stamp Set and the greetings are from the Curved Occasions Stamp Set.  

Colors Bubble Bath, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Basic White, Basic Black
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Bubble Bath, StazOn Black 
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Whale Watching, Curved Occasions (greeting)
Tools:  Deckled Circles Dies, Basics Embossing Folder
Accessories: Iridescent Pearl Basics Jewels, Linen Thread

I love the ocean & most things living in it.  😁  So of course I had to have this set.  And it is official...I'm obsessed with it.  And I am obsessed with this sketch!  😍  Hee.  

A little tip for the waves.  I first just stamped each of the wave images twice on Basic White Cardstock in Coastal Cabana Ink.  Then I took a Blending Brush and added some of the same color to the waves.  Finally - I added some glitter with the Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush. 

(Yes...I did stamp the one set of waves upside down.  Haha.)

Just cut them out, layer them on your project, and there you have some stunningly gorgeous waves on your project! 



You may be asking yourself where I got the paper that I used for the Deckled Circle that grounds the whole card.  Hint...I used a Blending Brush here also!  I took a piece of the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper and blended some Bubble Bath Ink over the whole piece.  I LOVE how this looks and softens the design.


I hope you enjoy this card!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog now to see what the other designers made & to play along! Can't wait to see!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  

Thank you so much for visiting! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Pretty In Pink Thank You!

Just a quick post today to share a quick thank you card! I ♡ LOVE ♡ the large "Thanking You" stamp set in the NEW Stampin' Up!...