...is the one new In Color that has not yet captured my interest. So I am trying to use it here and there. Baked Brown Sugar ink was used on both cards in today's post as was the scrolled image from the Morning Meadow hostess set. The card base for the thank you card is Baked Brown Sugar and when layered with Very Vanilla looks good. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink. The "always thinking of you" card is a one layer Vanilla card with the image and sentiment (Express Yourself hostess set) both stamped in Baked Brown Sugar. I did add a layered butterfly (Papillon Potpourri) as the card seemed a little too clean and simple. Either of these cards can be very easily mass produced in the color of your choice. Use for your own occasion or as a gift to someone who will be needing a number of thank you cards. I have done this for baby showers~~25 or 30 thank you cards in the recipient's colors~~presented in a pretty little basket along with postage stamps. So the color is growing on me and I can see that it will go with many colors in the SU palette, so maybe you will be seeing more of my cards using this color~~in a small way. Have a great day!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Two stamp sets, Perfect Blend and Happy Hour, were the perfect blend for today's cards. The coffee cup is an image from the Perfect Blend stamp set, as is the stamped sentiment on the coffee cup to the right. The two sentiments stamped on the lower right corner of both cards are from the Happy Hour stamp set. On the Crumb Cake card I crimped the Cherry Cobbler cardstock to add texture to the card and on the Pool Party card, I ran the Crumb Cake cardstock through the crimper to imitate the look of the sleeve you get when you purchase hot coffee to-go. Next time I am at Starbucks, I will be getting a few stir sticks. How cute those would be in the lid! And again, my score tool came in handy when I wanted to add a little texture to the Pool Party cardstock. One last thing: I dyed white bakers twine using Baked Brown Sugar reinker and alcohol. Well, it turned out to look more like Crumb Cake, so I used it on the Cheers card. Here's to a great day!
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Two cards of different sizes, both cards are Melon Mambo and White and both cards are embellished with Gingham Garden Washi Tape. The thank you note card ( 3-1/2" x 5" finished size) was extremely quick and easy to create. As I added various lengths and patterns of washi tape to the card, I cut little fish tales on the ends. The sentiment is from the Express Yourself hostess set and the card is ready for a handwritten note. The second card is the usual card size we create (5-1/2" x 4-1/4" finished size), again embellished with washi tape. You will notice that the ends of the washi tape on this card are a straight cut. Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo flowers are from the new Flower Shop stamp set and punched with the new Pansy Punch. The sentiment on this card is from Sweet Essentials, one of three stamp sets offered at 25% off thru June 30th. Have a good week and a great Monday!
at 9:22:00 AM
Friday, June 14, 2013
Today's card didn't turn out exactly as I had in mind, but it has many pretty features, beginning with the layered butterflies. The larger butterfly was punched from solid cardstock with the second layer being a stamped image from Papillion Potpourri which was then punched using the Bitty butterfly punch. The white taffeta ribbon dyed using alcohol and the Coastal Cabana reinker is more than pretty. Finally, the curved edge of the white cardstock was achieved by using one of the edgelits. Without a sentiment the card looked like it was missing something. With the sentiment, it doesn't look right either. Oh well--the card is pretty and someone will enjoy it. Speaking of enjoying, enjoy the weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time.
at 9:31:00 AM
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Today's card is one that works for just about any occasion. Well, I take that back. Something tells me that my son would think I really lost it if I sent him this card--lol! I love the color combination of black and Soft Sky and the Soft Sky seam binding adds a little softness . The image, from the hostess set Morning Meadow, was stamped in black Stazon. To add texture to this card, the black 4" x 5-1/4" cardstock layer was embossed using the Square Lattice folder. Also, instead of three brads at the bottom, you might want to use that space to stamp a sentiment. The next card I create using the Morning Meadow set will be stamped with one or two of the other pretty images included in this particular set of stamps. Have a great day!
at 9:17:00 AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
For today's cards I used the same card sketch using another of the paper patterns in the Modern Medley DSP collection. In addition to the same layout, both cards used many of the same tools: the scallop edge and scallop circle punches, vanilla and black cardstock, Versamark, black embossing powder and the Sketched Birthday stamp set. The sentiment on the black with red card is from the Banner Greetings hostess set and the cake was punched using a 2" circle punch which is not a Stampin' Up product. The Melon Mambo with black card includes circles punched using the 1-3/4" and 1-1/4" circle punches. I am so liking this pattern and actually, I am so liking almost all the patterns in the pack. As with yesterday's cards, if you find a card layout you like, make a couple of the same/similar cards using different colors. If you are going to mess up your crafting table, make it worth while by creating more than one card. Speaking of messy tables, I need to go clean off my island. Hope you have a wonderful day!
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