Best Birds Watercolor Quad

I wanted to make a couple Birthday cards and Sympathy cards. The Best Birds stamp set is perfect for either.  As I was looking at cardstock scraps, this quad of colors really spoke to me. They are so pretty together and work beautifully with the Best Birds bundle on page 53 of the Annual Catalog.

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I stamped the bird in Staz-On Jet Black on Shimmery White cardstock.  In real life, you can still see the shimmer on the bird through the ink. The Aqua Painters make painting a dream since the water is  contained in the handle.

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Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink:  Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools:  Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Aqua Painters

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Hot Dog! Retirement Card

There’s a man I know that is retiring from a local community college at the end of this year. He’s the kind of guy  that will definitely get a chuckle out of a hot dog truck! This truck is too stinkin’ cute! It’s from an upcoming Sale-a-Bration set called Tasty Trucks. I keep laughing every time I look at it! The set will be available to earn beginning January 4, 2017.  I even broke out my Stampin’ Write markers for this task. I haven’t colored with them in a long time and had forgotten how fun that can be.

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Notice the windows, lights and reflectors. How funny! I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and added a layer of the glue. When it dries, it’s all shiny!

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Stamp Set:  Tasty Trucks
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Write Markers: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Lovelies:  Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Duet Banner Punch, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Dragonfly Thoughts

Here’s an encore using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle and some lovely accessories.  This is a “Thinking of You” card that I’m sending to a long-distance friend. I hope it puts a smile on her face!

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I die cut the intricate dragonfly die in blushing bride. Layered behind it is the dragonfly’s wings that are stamped in Sahara Sand. Then I used the “Rock n Roll” technique to roll the bottom of the stamp along the Soft Sky ink pad. Makes for a lovely, muted background behind the intricate one.

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Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Wherever You Go
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Falling in Love
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread, Fancy Frost Sequins, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon, Silver 1/8” Ribbon
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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Falling for Dragonfly Dreams

I finally received my Stampin’ Up preorder with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle! Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE DRAGONFLIES!  In fact, that is the theme in my living room and I even have a framed display of 4 real ones (purchased prior to me becoming vegan, LOL). As you can guess, the second I saw there were dragonflies in the 2017 Occasions catalog, it was over! I also bought the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. It’s marketed in the catalog with the wedding themed items, but it is soft and beautiful with the dragonflies. I have fallen in love with it!

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I stamped the detailed dragonfly stamp in Versamark on Vellum cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After die cutting it out, the wings curled up a LOT. So I decided to use the dragonfly framelit die to cut a matching one out to glue behind the vellum. The large dragonflies and the sentiment banners are popped up with dimensionals. This makes my heart happy!

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Stamp Set:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Vellum, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Falling in Love
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Versamark
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Welcome Back Banner

A coworker had surgery and one of the ladies in her department asked me to make a card to welcome her back. I just love banners and I hadn’t broken in my Labeler Alphabet set yet, so I thought they’d make a great match. I wanted bright and cheerful and the Festive Birthday Suite was just the inspiration I needed. I hope she likes it!

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Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebration, Birthday Fiesta, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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