I am so glad I decided to get the Color Theory Suite on pages 146-147 of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. The colors and designs evoke a colorful calmness. So what better way to send a little Thank You note than with a relaxing drink and a lounge chair? Hunter selected Berry Burst and I decided to add a touch of Crushed Curry pop of Basic Black and I think it’s a lovely color combo! The new Mini Dimensionals are awesome – I used one little one on each drink to pop it up. So nice to not have to cut a regular size Dimensional into smaller pieces!
Stamp Set: Colorful Seasons
Cardstock: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Designer Series Paper: Color Theory Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies: Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush
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I decided to try something different today. I watercolored Flirty Flamingo ink onto Shimmery White cardstock. I used an Aqua Painter to first cover the entire piece of cardstock in water. Then I brushed the ink in a sweeping motion onto the cardstock. After it dried, I die cut the butterflies. They turned out exactly as I hoped! If you decide to give it a try, be sure to use a shim for your Big Shot sandwich – the Shimmery White must be slightly thinner than the standard cardstock. My sandwich was (from bottom to top): Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, cardstock, die, shim (scrap piece of cardstock), standard cutting pad.
I wish you could see it in real life. You can see the shimmer on the whole butterfly – as if it was covered in Wink of Stella. Here’s a close up that might help a little:
So, what do you think? I’ll definitely use this technique again!
Stamp Set: Thoughts & Banners
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Lovelies: Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, 1/8” Silver Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Butterflies Thinlits, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush
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I dislike having to make sympathy cards and, unfortunately, I’ve had to make quite a lot lately. Today’s card uses the sponging technique to provide a soft, nature-styled background for the wildflowers stamp in Serene Silhouettes. To create the flagged ends on the sentiment, I placed a small square sticky note on the ends, just the way I wanted it cut and then used the square punch.
Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes & Loving Thoughts
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black & Whisper White
Classic Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky & Staz-On Black
Lovelies: Old Olive & Basic Black Candy Dots, Ovals Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder & 1” Square Punch
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