Saturday, December 19, 2020

Snowflake Cutout - Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes

   I know I said I was finished making Christmas cards but my husband remembered one that he needed so I dug through my pile of card parts and came up with a bunch of snowflakes that I had die cut but never used on other projects to see what I could come up with.

  I used the Freshly Made Sketches layout for my inspiration though I think my final results might be a bit fussy for their clean takes.

  I liked this sketch because it was a larger center panel that I could use the big snowflake cut out die from the So Many Snowflakes dies which I don't think I used nearly enough.  

  The card base is Whisper White thick, then a layer of Snowflake Splendor DSP.  I die cut 2 scalloped rectangles using the Stitched So Sweetly dies; one in Whisper White and the other in Balmy Blue Glimmer paper.  Next I cut the big snowflake in the Whisper White panel. Using tear tape in the corners I adhered the Whisper White rectangle to the Glimmer paper one so all that lovely shimmery blue shines through.

  To keep with the sketch I added two little pieces of Misty Moonlight to the sides and then adhered the whole panel to the card front with dimensionals.  The 2 snowflakes are added; one in Balmy Blue Glimmer paper and the other in stamped off once Misty Moonlight.

  The sentiment from Banner Years stamped in Misty Moonlight and then flagged.  A silver/white baker's twine bow adds a bit of shine to it.  The final item is the faceted gem in Seaside Spray in the center of the righthand snowflake.

  I made a few more of this design just changing out a few things like the DSP, the snowflakes using what I had already cut and adding a new sentiment to make the card for New Years.  The sentiment comes from a set in the upcoming Jan.-June Mini catalog called Many Messages.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Snowflake Wishes, Banner Year (card #2 Many Messages)

Ink: Misty Moonlight (card #2 Misty Moonlight & Balmy Blue)

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Balmy Blue Glimmer

Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly dies, So Many Snowflakes dies, dimensionals, faceted gem, white/silver baker's twine (retired)

Friday, December 18, 2020

Sweet Strawberry New Year Wish - Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry

   Happy Friday!  The team at Fab Friday has a fun challenge to finish out 2020!  We hope you've had fun playing along with us this past year and we look forward to seeing you in 2021 which hopefully will be a much better year!

  Don't panic over the 5 colors lol!  Ok well maybe panic a bit but then get to work.  I had a bit of a rough start and thought I would go with a Christmas card but then went in a different direction!

  Thank goodness for inspiration from new supplies!  I received my pre-order on Tuesday and the Sweet Strawberry set seemed like it would fit the bill for these colors!  I decided to do a New years card for a fresh start and I always forget to send some people Christmas cards so they get a New Years card in return!

  Card starts with a Seaside Spray In Color DSP and then a piece of Whisper White cut with a Stitched Rectangle die.  I stamped the flower/leaf stamp all over and then colored them in with ink pads and a blender pen.  The white space was then filled in with the Seaside Spray light Blends marker.

  I stamped my strawberries in Poppy Parade and then stems in Shaded Spruce and punched them out with the Strawberry Builder punch.  I adhered them to a Stitched Shape circle in Whisper White with the top one popped with a dimensonal.

  The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and embossed in white and layered to side of the circle.  The final touch is the green baker's twine bow.

  Looking forward to seeing how creative you all get with these colors!  Be sure to share them in our gallery and take a peek at the rest of the Fab Friday Design Team samples.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Strawberry, Good Greetings (retired)

Ink: Memento black, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Blends: Seaside Spray light

Paper: 2019-2021 In Color DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Strawberry Builder punch, white embossing folder, dimensionals, baker's twine

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Floral Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry

   Sympathy cards are never fun to make or send but this year and especially so near to Christmas make it even harder.  I wish I had a happier card to share this new stamp set but it was a happy accident that I had the 'coming soon' new Sweet Strawberry on my stamp desk when I pulled out some retired vellum paper and realized that the little flowers in this stamp set are a close match to the flowers on the vellum.  Stop back tomorrow for a happier card using this set.

  I let the retired Floral Romance Specialty paper do all the heavy lifting for this design adhering it to a Whisper White thick card base.  A Pear Pizzazz/Old Olive?? baker's twine bow goes around the base.

  The sentiment from Here's A Card is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and die cut with the Tasteful Labels dies and popped on dimensionals.  I added a Blackberry Bliss flower from the Sweet Strawberry set and then punched out 2 more stamped in Blushing Bride and popped on with a dimensional.

  A simple and easy card which in no way can convey all my sympathy.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Strawberry, Here's A Card

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Floral Romance Specialty DSP (retired)

Accessories: Tasteful Labels dies, Strawberry Builder punch, dimensionals, baker's twine

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

New Year Snowflakes - Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes

   Big news for me today!  I've been asked to join The Paper Players challenge as a guest designer for 2021.  It's such an honor to have been asked to join this talented group!  They have fun and varied challenges and I'm looking forward to stretching my creativity to keep up with their high bar (and the weekly format).  Any reason to 'have' to do some stamping is a good thing!

  To celebrate I'm playing along with The Paper Players last challenge of 2020 which is a fantastic color challenge, silver, white and black!

  Now that I've mailed out all my Christmas cards it's time to look forward so I decided to design a Happy New Years card and of course the Snowflake Wishes set is perfect for a crisp clean look with these challenge colors.

  The card starts with a Whisper White thick base then a layer of Whisper White embossed with the Winter Snow embossing folder.  I sponged some silver ink around the edge for a bit of definition.

  Using the Layering Circles dies I cut a Basic Black ring and then layered my silver ink stamped snowflakes around it with dimensionals.  I added on smaller snowflake cut from the retired Galvanized Metal cardstock.

  The banner is stamped and embossed with a long retired stamp from the Good Greetings stamp set.  I popped it with dimensionals and added a black bakers twine bow.

  The last touches are the iridescent sequins for a bit of shine.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Snowflake Wishes, Good Greetings (retired)

Ink: Silver, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Basic Black, Galvanized Metallic cardstock (retired)

Accessories: Layering Circles dies, So Many Snowflakes dies, Winter Snow embossing folder, black embossing powder, dimensionals, black baker's twine, sequins (retired)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Festive Post Background - Stampin' Up! Tree Angle

   The problem with Stampin' Up! having so many great Christmas themed Designer Series Papers is that it's hard to choose which one to use!  I bought way too much paper from this Mini Catalog and while I've used it a lot I still have a lot left.  My card today uses a lot of patterns but not necessarily a lot of steps I guess!

  The card starts with a Mossy Meadow card base then I used a piece of Whisper White to layer my Rectangular Postage punch pieces.  The Heartwarming Hugs DSP has lovely smaller scaled patterns that are perfect to mix and match with.  You can't quite fit 3 punches across so I just trimmed off the overhang with my paper snips for clean edges.

  The larger label from Tasteful Label dies is a great base for my Tree Angle Christmas tree stamped in Mossy Meadow on Pear Pizzazz.  The trunk is stamped in Soft Suede right onto the label and the tree is popped on dimensionals.  A Real Red bakers twine bow goes across the label.

  The 'merry' is stamped in Versamark and embossed in gold.  The sentiment is from Curvy Christmas and I just trimmed off the the 'Christmas' part to make the banner narrow.

  The star is die cut with the Stitched Stars dies using the gold Brushed Metallic cardstock.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Tree Angle, Curvy Christmas

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark, Soft Suede

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Pear Pizzazz, Real Read, Brushed Metallic cardstock

Accessories: Rectangular Postage Stamp punch, Tasteful Label dies, gold embossing powder, Real Red baker's twine, Stitched Stars dies, Stitched Triangle dies, dimensionals

Monday, December 14, 2020

Welcome Birds - Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird

   My Christmas cards went out in the mail today so I think I need to start working on some Happy New Year cards though I may still sneak a Christmas card in here and there in the next few weeks as I never know when I'll have a bit of inspiration hit me!

  For today I'm sharing a card I made a few weeks ago to welcome some new neighbors to the the 'hood.  I had a bit of coloring therapy with these sweet birds.

  The card base is Whisper White thick, and a layer of Peaceful Poppies DSP, then 2 square vellum doilies on opposite corners.  The birds are stamped in Memento black and colored in with blends and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. The bird panel is popped on dimensionals.

  The Welcome from Well Said is stamped in Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake cardstock and trimmed to a flagged, tied with a linen thread bow and popped with more dimensionals.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Free as a Bird, Well Said

Ink: Memento black, Crumb Cake

Blends: Soft Suede light & dark, Old Olive light & dark, Pumpkin Pie dark, Mango Melody dark, Ivory, Crumb Cake light

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Peaceful Poppies DSP (retired), Crumb Cake

Accessories: vellum doilies, linen thread, Stitched So Sweetly dies, dimensionals

Friday, December 11, 2020

Party Pineapple - Stampin' Up! Cute Fruit

   Even in the midst of Christmas card activity we still have family birthdays to celebrate.  So my card today is a fun, silly, bright birthday card that has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or winter.

  I used the Freshly Made Sketches as an inspiration for the layout.  I didn't do an actual tag but I think the spirit of the main shape still shows up.

  That Magenta Madness huh? It's a super bright pink that honestly I've had a hard time using since it came out this summer.  I'm just not a pink kinda girl so it's a struggle sometimes to use it unless it's a color in a challenge.  I thought it would work well as a color for this birthday design and it actually pairs nicely with the Just Jade & Bumblebee of the pineapple.

  No crazy techniques or anything.  The pineapple is stamped and then fussy cut.  The sentiment is stamped and then colored in with the Magenta Madness Blends.  The tag panel and pineapple are popped on dimensionals.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Cute Fruit, Many Mates

Ink: Memento black, Just Jade, Bumblebee

Blends: Magenta Madness light & dark

Paper: Magenta Madness, Whisper White, 2020-2022 In Color DSP

Accessories: Stitched Nested Labels dies, crinkled seam binding ribbon, In Color enamel dots, dimensionals

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Christmas Gifts - Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas

   There is no end of inspiration out there for making Christmas cards so I just can't stop making them.  The Paper Players have a fun "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" challenge that I wanted to play along with.  I took a bit of inspiration right from their challenge graphic (seen at the bottom of this post) as I used the gift box with the beautiful red bow and silver glitter background.

  There isn't much stamping on this card but I enjoyed using these papers to create these gift boxes with fun glittery bows.

  The card base is Whisper White thick, then a layer of silver printed vellum.  The boxes are put together with Sahara Sand cardstock and a nice star pattern DSP from the Classic Christmas DSP that is part of the Curvy Celebrations/Curvy Christmas suite.  This is also a good design for using up some smaller scraps of both DSP and cardstock.

  I used some Cherry Cobbler (or is it Merry Merlot??) Glimmer paper for the bows.  The Wreath Builder die set has a nice bow die that is just the right size for my boxes.

 The mini tags are stamped and embossed with silver and then hand trimmed with paper snips to get them just right size-wise.

  The bows and the smaller box are popped with dimensionals.

  Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Whisper White thick, silver printed vellum (retired), Sahara Sand, Classic Christmas DSP, Cherry Cobbler(Merry Merlot?) Glimmer paper (retired)

Accessories: Wreath Builder dies, silver embossing powder, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Christmas Snowstorm - Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes

   We had our first snow fall of the season on Monday.  It was pretty to look at and I enjoyed my morning walk to the park in it.  It was a nice change of pace to the sameness of every day.  At least I can feel ok with using my Snowflake Wishes set as once it snows for real it's winter right?

  My card today uses the fun color challenge at TGIF Challenges.   We're to use Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate.  My card ended up a bit busier than I intended so that's why I'm calling it a snowstorm!

  The card starts with a Smoky Slate background.  Using the same color Stampin' Write marker I made lines across the card front for a fun striped look.

  On Whisper White I stamped all the snowflakes using the challenge colors with some being stamped off for a lighter looker.  I sponged the edge of the panel with Balmy Blue before adding 2 little strips of Snowflake Splendor DSP to the top and bottom and adhering it.

  The sentiment from Banner Year is embossed in silver onto a strip of Highland Heather cardstock.

  I had some fun with Glimmer paper and cut 3 different snowflakes and mounted them to Whisper White circles sponged with Balmy Blue.  All the snowflake circles are popped on dimensionals.

  It's a busy card but not hard!  You could make a whole sheet of the stamped snowflakes and cut them to make a variety of different designs.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Snowflake Wishes, Banner Year

Ink: Smoky Slate, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Versamark

Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, Silver Glimmer paper (retired), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper (retired)

Accessories: marker, So Many Snowflakes dies, Layering Circles dies, silver embossing powder, dimensionals

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Sparkly Snowflakes - Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes

   I'm still plugging away with my Christmas cards.  I'll be getting the photos of the boys that I want to include in them soon so I'll have to stop making the cards and actually get them mailed out!  But for now I'm still finding fun ways of using these snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes bundle.

  I've used the cool sketch challenge that they have over at CAS(e) This Sketch.  I thought it was a fun design to have all of the elements at the top of the card.

 This one is pretty basic with 2 kinds of embossing and a little sparkle added with some retired Glimmer paper.  And how cool does the Snowflake Splendor DSP look cut into strips like this.  I used one piece and just cut it into even strips but you could easily mix and match patterns too.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Snowflake Wishes

Ink: Misty Moonlight, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (retired)

Accessories: Subtle embossing folder, So Many Snowflakes dies, In Color enamel dots, dimensionals, Shimmer White embossing powder (retired)

Monday, December 7, 2020

Gold & Black Christmas - Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas

   I've been really inspired this past week by the challenge blogs that I follow.  It seems that every time I saw a new challenge posted I immediately had a card idea I wanted to try.

  My card today is inspired by the inspiration photo over at The Card Concept.  I loved the vanilla, black and gold look and thought I would give it a go.  I had to dig through some retired products to find what I was looking for but in the end I think I ended up with the style that they would consider Classy and Elegant.

  My card starts with a Very Vanilla thick card base, then a layer of Basic Black.  Next I dug through my DSP scraps and found this music note pattern from the retired This Christmas pack.  After looking through my current stamp sets I didn't really have any that jumped out at me for this challenge so I pulled out the looooonnnnggg retired Print Pattern background stamp and inked it up with gold ink and stamped it onto the DSP.  It's a perfect match to the diamond pattern in the inspiration photo.

  I embossed a strip of Basic Black with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder to pull in some texture.

  To make the gold Christmas ornament ball I cut a circle from gold Brushed Metallic cardstock.  To make the little hanger bit at the top I used the tip of the vase builder punch and trimmed it and adhered it to the back of the circle.  I added a doily to the back for a little extra detail.  I think it's leftover from a retired tag kit from a few years back??  The ornament is tied with a Very Vanilla baker's twine and popped on dimensionals.

  I cut a narrow strip of black glimmer paper to go across the ornament and then embossed and die cut the sentiment.

  This was a fun challenge to do and I feel virtuous for using up some retired stuff!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas, Print Pattern (retired)

Ink: gold, Versamark

Paper: Very Vanilla thick, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Brushed Metallic cardstock, Black Glimmer paper, This Christmas DSP (retired)

Accessories: Layering Circles dies, Vase Builder punch, Parisian Flourish embossing folder, doily, black embossing powder, Very Vanilla bakers twine, dimensionals

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time to Get a Tree - Stampin' Up! Festive Post

 I don't usually post on the weekends but I've had a productive few days in my stamp room and have a bunch of cards to show.  Since time is running short to make and mail your own cards I figured you would want as much inspiration as you can get!

  I'm playing along with the Just Add Ink challenge which is to use Real Read, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.

  Every year it seems we have to pick out our Christmas tree earlier and earlier so as to not miss out on the BIG trees.  This year we picked ours out before Thanksgiving but were able to leave it at the greenhouse for a week before bringing it home.  I love the little car image in the Festive Post stamp set that has the tree strapped on top!

   This design is pretty basic but I like it because with the split layout I can show off 2 different paper patterns from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP which has the exact challenge colors.  The card starts with a nice neutral card base in Crumb Cake.  The DSP panels are adhered to a Whisper White Stitched Rectangle die for a bit of detail.

  Across the seam of paper I added a Mossy Meadow strip with a bit of Real Red baker's twine tied with a bow.

  The car and tree combo was stamped twice.  Once in Real Red which is cut with a Stitched Shape circle.  The second time the car/tree was stamped in Mossy Meadow and the tree is filled in with Pear Pizzazz and then fussy cut so I could add the tree to the Real Red car and then finally pop the finished circle up with dimensionals on the card front.

  Besides the fussy cutting of the tree (which actually doesn't take very long as it's a small tree!) this is a quick card and you could make multiples and change out the pairings of DSP for lots of fun combos.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Festive Post

Ink: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Heartwarming Hugs DSP

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle dies, Stitched Shapes dies, dimensionals, Real Red baker's twine (retired)

Friday, December 4, 2020

Festive Wreath - Stampin' Up! Wreath Builder Dies

 Happy Friday stampers!  Are you ready for a weekend of stamping?  Fab Friday has a new challenge to get your creativity going.  It's a sketch challenge this time and it's sure to give you lots of ideas....check out that circle element! 

 I went with Christmas of course!  I counted up my cards I don't think I have quite enough yet so I'll be plugging away this weekend so I have what I need.

   I have been really liking the Just Jade, Shaded Spruce and Real Red combo for traditional Christmas colors and thought it would be perfect for a nice festive Christmas wreath.

  I started with a Shaded Spruce base and then a layer of 'Tis the Season DSP.  Next is a panel of Whisper White embossed with the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.  I thought it echoed the plaid nicely.  The little flag is also from 'Tis the Season DSP.

  The wreath is 2 layers of Just Jade cut with the Wreath Builder dies.  I staggered the placement and adhered it to the card front with mini dimensionals. To decorate my wreath I cut 3 snowflakes from Brushed Metallic cardstock and placed them around the wreath.  A sheer Real Red ribbon bow is added as well.  A few gold sequins are added to spread the gold to the rest of the card.

  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas in Shaded Spruce, trimmed the ends and popped it on dimensionals.

  Check out the Fab Friday Design Team to see how they were inspired to use this sketch!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas

Ink: Shaded Spruce

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Just Jade, 'Tis the Season DSP, Brushed Metallic cardstock

Accessories: Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, Wreath Builder dies, So Many Snowflakes dies, Real Red sheer ribbon, dimensionals, sequins (retired)

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Classic Christmas Greenery - Stampin' Up! Forever Fern

   It wasn't hard to play along with the TGIF Challenges this week which is Christmas.  It was hard to narrow down what sort of Christmas card I wanted to do though.  I decided to use some rustic wood DSP and do a more traditional greenery grouping with a bit of gold for some subtle shine.

  I started with a Mossy Meadow base and then added a layer of Merry Merlot.  I always like the Merry Merlot color but seldom reach for it for some reason.  It's a nice burgundy alternative to Cherry Cobbler and pairs well with Mossy Meadow.   On top of the Merry Merlot I used a piece of In Good Taste DSP in a nice rustic wood grain.

  I had a nice narrow strip of Brushed Gold Metallic cardstock so I used that and then layered my various stamped and cut sprigs on top and to the side.  I used some Pear Pizzazz cardstock and Mossy Meadow ink for 2 and then an all Mossy Meadow one.  The largest one in the back is cut from a piece of Heartwarming Hugs DSP for a bit of pattern.

  Next, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas is stamped in Versamark and embossed in gold.  I used the fancy circle die from the Tasteful Label dies for some extra detail.  A burlap ribbon flag was added behind to keep with the slightly rustic feel of the card.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Forever Fern, Itty Bitty Christmas

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, Pear Pizzazz, In Good Taste DSP, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Brushed Metallic Gold cardstock

Accessories: Forever Flourishing dies, Tasteful Label dies, gold embossing powder, dimensionals, burlap ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Non-Traditonal Snowflakes - Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes

   Pinning something on Pinterest can sometimes open up a whole rabbit hole of things you didn't know you needed.  I saw a cool color combination a while back that pulled colors from a plant; very cool. The next thing I knew my feed had tons of color combination arrays from plants, bedding, decorating and so after pinning probably 50 of them I got the colors for my card today.  And now that I have all of these new combos I think Stampin' Up! needs to give us at least 20 new colors right away so I can stamp with them all!

  My card today plays along with the Festive Friday Challenge.  I used purple, snowflakes and metallics.

  My card starts with a Sahara Sand card base with a little sprinkle of snowflakes from Snowflake Wishes stamped in Sahara Sand ink on opposite corners.

  I backed a Stitched Rectangle die cut of the Wonder of the Season Specialty DSP with Blackberry Bliss.  On top of that I added my 3 snowflake die cuts in Just Jade, Blackberry Bliss and Shaded Spruce.  Each snowflake is covered in clear Wink of Stella for extra shimmer.  They are "hung" with gold twine and tied with a bow.

  The sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas is stamped in gold ink and cut with the Tasteful Labels die and popped with dimensionals.

  You could do a whole series of cards with this design and just change up the snowflake colors and the larger Stitched Rectangle die cut is a nice way to show off a larger piece of the awesome metallic Wonder of the Season DSP which I'm having a hard time using since I don't want to cover up any of it with other elements!  Stamping problems are real I tell you!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas, Snowflake Wishes

Ink: Sahara Sand, gold

Paper: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Shaded Spruce, Just Jade, Wonder of the Season DSP

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle dies, So Many Snowflakes dies, Tasteful Labels dies, Wink of Stell, gold twine (retired), dimensionals

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Bold Birthday Poppy - Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy

   I needed a few birthday card for early December birthdays and it was a good excuse to pull out some supplies that have been a bit neglected with all the autumn and Christmas stamping I've been doing. 

   I used the current challenge over at The Paper Players which is a fun tic-tac-toe board.  I chose the top across row; Patterned Paper, Die Cut and Embossing.  A quick and straightforward card.


  The patterned paper for the background and the leaves is the retired Peaceful Poppies DSP.  The die cuts are the scalloped rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly dies as well as the Poppy Moments dies for building the poppy and cutting the leaves. For the embossing part I did both dry embossing with then Old World Paper embossing folder and heat embossing for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the new Quite Curvy set and after embossing it in black I hand trimmed the banner and popped it with dimensionals.  A few adhesive rhinestones just because for the finishing touch.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Quite Curvy

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Peaceful Poppies DSP (retired)

Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly dies, Poppy Moments dies, Old World Paper embossing folder, black embossing powder, rhinestones, dimensionals