ONE LAYER NOTE FOR HOME TO ROOST

Hello and welcome!  Today’s card shows you the one layer look.  And…. it took a lot of thought because most of my cards have at least two layers.  I really wanted to use the soon to be gone Home to Roost stamp set so here goes…..

…..all it took was a little extra thought and some masking!  First, I embossed that handsome rooster with Copper Emboss Powder and then added the wheat using the masking technique.  This is a great technique when you want to layer images without the extra lines showing on the “top” image.  You need a post-it note, then stamp the “top” image onto it making sure that the sticky on the back is a part of the image.  Cut it out and then place it over your previously stamped image.  Check out the photo below.

Then, just stamp the second image over top and you have a lovely layered image.

All of this took place so I could play along with The Paper Players “one Layer Wonder” challenge.  I think I nailed it – don’t you?

It took a few things to create so here’s the list for you.  Note:  I used the Old Olive Stampin’ Write marker to colour the greeting and the stems of wheat. 

Heat Tool

$41.00

Stamparatus

$67.00

I encourage you to give the masking technique a try and Happy Stamping to you!

YOU’VE BEEN ON MY MIND

You’ve been on my mind!  Sometimes a thought turns into a lovely greeting card and that’s just what happened today!  The Beautifully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper is the focal point for this greeting card.

Sometimes you don’t need a lot to create a beautiful card!  Just stamp a few butterflies and you’re off!  I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement of that greeting so I could play along with CAS(E) this sketch this week.

At first glance, I wasn’t sure about this sketch but I love how the card turned out!

Here’s the short list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

BEAUTIFUL WITH LOVELY LATTICE

Today, I present you with a bright and beautiful take on the Lovely Lattice stamp set!

This set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue will be going away forever on March 31, 2019 so I felt that it needed a bit more love.

I’ve been experimenting with using coordinating colours from the Stampin’ Blends collection and love the way this one turned out.  Adding that lovely variegated ribbon works perfectly with the colour scheme and gives the perfect finish!  And…no card is complete with out the perfect greeting!  This one, compliments of the Part of My Story stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

Check out the full list of products used below.

Big Shot

$150.00

Glue Dots

$7.25

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a great Monday and Happy Stamping!

SWEET WISHES IN A CUPCAKE

Are you a fan of cupcakes?  I really enjoy those delicious little cakes and added two of those sweet treats to today’s card.

It’s fabulous to have the Call Me Cupcake Framelits dies, they made it so easy to adorn this card with sweet treat wishes and those tiny flowers.

I followed the layout from Freshly Made Sketches which made it so easy to add all of the elements for this sweet card.

Here’s the full list of products used. 

Big Shot

$150.00

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

LETTERS FOR YOU

I’m taking a turn to a different kind of card today – this one uses the Letters for You photopolymer stamp set to create a card for kids.

I love it and also used a fun technique on it as well.  Did you know that you can emboss with framelits?  Well, with special layering you can!  Start with the Big Shot platform (no tabs), add a Standard cutting pad, a cardstock shim and then the Silicone rubber sheet.  Then lay your card layer down and add the framelits (cutting side up).  Layer another Standard cutting pad over top, add another cardstock shim and run it all through the Big Shot.  Presto – you have just embossed with a framelit!  (Click on the picture to see the background).

You can check out all of the Big Shot accessories I used in my Online Store.

I used bright colours to play along with The Paper Players Colour Challenge this week.

Here’s the list of all of the products that I used.

Big Shot

$150.00

Stamparatus

$67.00

I hope you are inspired to give this Embossing with Framelits technique a try, it adds that little extra pop to your project!

Happy Stamping!

LILIES FOR A DEAR FRIEND

I’ve been playing with the Lasting Lily photopolymer stamp set and the newly released Lily Framelits Dies.  So pretty!

There’s something else that’s new on this card – check out the background!  That is the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder that gives a beautiful impression loaded with flowers!

This is just one of the cards we will be creating at the Last Chance Sale-A-Bration class.  It starts of 7PM next Wednesday, March 20!  Are you signed up yet?  You won’t want to miss it so visit this Sign Up link to reserve your spot.

Here’s the list of products that I used.

Big Shot

$150.00

Glue Dots

$7.25

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS

Hi and welcome!  Yesterday’s card showed just a bit of the Painted Seasons Bundle so today I created an anniversary card that uses the whole bundle.

Isn’t it pretty?  The background mat is just one of the beautiful designs that are in the Painted Seasons designer series paper that goes with the Painted Seasons stamp set.

I used a Sponge Dauber to add a little touch of Flirty Flamingo ink to the Petal pink as well as a bit of Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves.  Then all of those pretty flowers and leaves were “fussy” cut with Paper Snips.  Yup, I did that!

The Story Label Punch is responsible for that lovely label that I arrange those flowers on.  This punch is also available in the Sale-A-Bration Coordination special.

Here’s the full list of products used. 

Glue Dots

$7.25

Stamparatus

$67.00

Make sure to check out all of the special Sale-A-Bration items in my Online Store.  I think you’ll really love them!

Happy Stamping!

PAINTED SEASONS DISTINKTIVE

Good day to you and welcome!  Today’s post features another Distinktive stamp set that’s available as a qualifying Free choice from the 2nd Sale-A-Bration release.

It’s the Painted Seasons Bundle (150349) that includes some fabulous designer series paper.

I chose to use just the stamped images for this card.

Love that flower!  I used the masking technique to add that spray of leaves and another technique which you saw in the video I posted last week.  The flower image was inked up with Melon Mambo ink and then I added Pumpkin Pie ink using a sponge dauber.  The same technique was used on the leaves using Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover ink.

CAS(E) this sketch posted this sketch this week and that is why my card is so clean and simple.

Want to see all of the products I used?  Here you go.

Happy Stamping!

FATHER’S GARAGE

It’s Friday and over the weekend my husband will be in his garage working on vehicles.  So, why not get a really early jump on a Father’s Day card!

This card was inspired by the great layout from Freshly Made Sketches with all of those gears and nuts and bolts!  I stamped over the Basic Gray and Crushed Curry with the “smear” stamp using Sahara Sand ink,  to give the illusion of grease just to add a bit more interest.  The same was done over the greeting tab – why not make it look a little like it just came out of the garage!

Check out this great sketch.

Here’s the list of products – just click on any picture to go directly to my Online Store. 

Big Shot

$150.00

Glue Dots

$7.25

Have a great weekend and Happy Stamping!

THOUGHTS OF YOU

Welcome and thank you for visiting today!  Do you scroll around through Pinterest for ideas?  I sometimes do and found a beautiful card that uses the Climbing Roses cling bundle. Well, I decided to re-create it myself and this is what I came up with.

I started off by using the Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and an Aqua Painter to colour those beautiful roses.  I applied the colour with the markers and then used the Aqua Painter to spread and lighten it.  You can also pick up the colour from the marker tip and apply it that way.  Either method works very well.

The rest was putting together these lovely colours and adding a piece of the Grapefruit Grove Organdy Ribbon from the Combo Pack that’s in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Here’s the list of products used.

Big Shot

$150.00

I hope that you are inspired to give this colouring method a try, it’s not as hard as it sounds.

Happy Stamping!

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