So Very Vellum Soft Sympathy

Today’s card is a very soft Sympathy card. I used the set called Positive Thoughts in the Spring Mini Catalog on page 23 and was able to die cut the leaves and butterfly using the now retired Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Everything is layered on the Soft Sea Foam vellum sheet that is embossed with dots. I wanted ribbon to match, so I used some reinker drops to dye the Whisper White ribbon with So Saffron. It’s an easy way to create coordinating, colored ribbon. Put 20-25 drops of reinker into a glass jar filled with enough water to immerse the ribbon in.  Push the ribbon in, making sure it is completely immersed, then put the lid on and let the magic happen. The longer you let it soak and the more ink you use, the more vibrant it will be. I let this one sit overnight. Then take it out and let it air dry on a paper plate. Easy peasy!

So Very Vellum Soft Sympathy

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Positive Thoughts
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (base)
Ink:  Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam
Specialty DSP:  So Very Vellum*
Lovelies:  Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Nature’s Thoughts Dies*, Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies
*Retired Products

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Letter Board of Encouragement

I have been taking the opportunity of being home more to work on cards. Cards that I make specifically for special someones. And the special someone getting this card happens to be a High School Senior. I want to remind her that we see the sadness encapsulating all the young adults at this time. I want her to remember that she can hang in there, rise and shine, and that everything will be ok. I want her to know it’s alright to be sad. But it’s not the end…

Letter Board of Encouragement

Her special card is a play on a buckle card. The flap has the cup adhered to it and it tucks nicely into the right wing of the butterfly.  When you lift the cup to open the card, you see the secret message stamped underneath. And, of course, my card isn’t complete until I add a little Wink of Stella…and the butterfly was the perfect item to make sparkle.

Letter Board of Encouragement 2

Letter Board of Encouragement 3

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Letter Board Messages*, Rise & Shine*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch*, Cup of Cheer Dies
*Retired Products

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Lily Fun Fold for #JOSTTT016

JOSTTT016Today’s card is my submission for The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe April 2020 Challenge #JOSTTT016. I used Flowers, Ink Blending, and Designer Paper.  I thought I’d do a fun fold that would showcase both sides of this beautiful Lily Impressions DSP.  Please don’t ask what this fold is called, because I have no idea! Sale-a-Bration is over, but I will still use these beautiful Lily products! I stamped the lily in Lovely Lipstick, then made a small pool of Wink of Stella on my scrap paper and used the Aqua Painter to pick up some Flirty Flamingo ink and added it to the WOS and watercolored the flower that way. I hit it with the Heat Tool on setting 1 to dry it quickly. I also hit it with heat on the backside to help flatten it out. I die cut it out and layered it onto a second die cut from Lovely Lipstick. So pretty!

Lilypad Lake Fun Fold

Lilypad Lake Fun Fold 2

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Lovely Lily Pad*, Faith Opens the Door (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
DSP:  Lily Impressions*
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Faceted Dots*
Tools:  Lily Pad Dies*, Layering Circles Dies, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
*Retired Products

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Last Chance for Tags in Bloom!

Another awesome Sale-a-Bration is coming to a close today. This is your last chance to earn Tags in Bloom – a gorgeous photopolymer stamp set that coordinates with two new punches.  This card features not only a Sale-a-Bration stamp set, but also the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP that is only available through today. I decided to use some of the 2018-2020 In Colors that will be retiring this summer – Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. Stock up on those goodies before they are gone forever, too!

Last Chance for Tags in Bloom
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Tags in Bloom (SAB)
Cardstock:  Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Specialty DSP: Flowering Foils (SAB)
Ink:  Call Me Clover, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch
Love:  Lovely Lipstick 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Label Me Lovely Punch, Sponge Brayer, Paper Snips

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Shimmering Power of Hope

Deep, rich shades of blues and greens and purples absolutely thrill me. They are my favorite colors and evoke such pleasure. Please tell me I’m not the only one that is affected by colors in this way. Adding shimmer to them takes them beyond gorgeous! I believe this card epitomizes my life colors.

Grape Peacock NavyI started with a piece of watercolor cardstock and sponged on Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, and Pretty Peacock. I spritzed water on and blended them. After I dried it with the heat tool, it was still a little light, so I proceeded to do another layer. After heat drying it again, I loved it. But I wanted more…so I put a little bit of Frost White Shimmer Paint into a spritzer and filled it ¾ full with isopropyl alcohol. The alcohol makes it dry faster. I used a very heavy hand to spritz it all over the layer. FYI – if you rub on it, the shimmer paint will still rub off even after drying, so I recommend using a clear envelope for the recipient.

Shimmering Power of Hope Close Up

I stamped the sentiment from the Sale-a-Bration set Power of Hope on a scrap of Whisper White and die cut it out with the Layering Circles Dies and glued that onto a piece of Pretty Peacock punched with the new Label Me Lovely punch that is available in the 2020 Spring Mini catalog.  I colored the linen part of the Pretty Peacock ½” Scalloped Linen Ribbon with the Dark Basic Black Blend and finished it off with some Pretty Peacock Rhinestones.Shimmering Power of HopeIf I were a card, this would be me.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Power of Hope (SAB)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Watercolor
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock
Blends: Basic Black
Love:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Pretty Peacock Rhinestones, Pretty Peacock ½” Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Tools:  Label Me Lovely Punch, Layering Circles Dies, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Spritzer, Heat Tool

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Grateful for Praiseworthy Prose

The Praiseworthy Prose bundle on page 109 of the Annual Catalog pairs a sweet stamp set with a great alphabet die set. You can never have too many alphabet dies! This thank you card uses the “g” die cut out and popped up on dimensionals on a piece of Vellum cardstock that has been punched out and embossed. I think it’s pretty how the Lovely Lipstick ribbon can be seen behind it. I was able to hide the adhesive on the vellum by only using it where the “g” is. I just adore this Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure and am on my second pack. I finished the card off with some of the Pretty Peacock colored rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones pack. Love that color so much!

Grateful for Praiseworthy Prose

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Praiseworthy Prose
Cardstock:  Vellum, Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
DSP: Lily Impressions (SAB)
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick
Love:  Noble Peacock Rhinestones, Lovely Lipstick 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Hand Lettered Prose Dies, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, 2 ¼” Circle Punch

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Believe You Can in Springtime Colors

The sweet stamp set Believe You Can is tucked away in the far back of the Annual Catalog (page 207) and is a Host set. It’s one of those sets I thought was cute, but never put it on my wish list. Hunter, on the other hand, knew we should have it. So…there it is. I enjoyed coloring it with the Stampin’ Blends markers and pairing it up with some Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I had sponged the DSP in Mint Macaron, but decided I didn’t care for it, so I cut another piece and kept it as is. I finished it off with a White Baker’s Twine double bow and some random Iridescent Sequins that I applied with the Fine Tip Glue and Take Your Pick Tool. Cute, yes?

Believe You Can in Springtime Colors

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Believe You Can (Host)
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White
DSP: Golden Honey Specialty (SAB)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron
Love:  Iridescent Sequin Assortment, White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Take Your Pick Tool

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