Focus on Pretty Peacock

I adore all the new 2019-2021 In Colors, but Pretty Peacock is definitely my favorite. Here’s a quick and easy card focusing on that gorgeous, regal color. The script side of the double sided Designer Series Paper flows perfectly with the lovely font of the sentiment from the Floral Essence stamp set. The Scalloped Linen Ribbon adds just the right amount of texture and the Faceted Dots give a sprinkle of sparkle. A naturally charming card!

Focus on Pretty Peacock

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Floral Essence
Cardstock:  Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2019-2021 In Color Stack
Ink: Pretty Peacock
Lovelies:  Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon, 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots
Tools:  2” and 2 1/4″ Circle Punches

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Be Bold – Class of 2018

I always make cards for my children for their first day of school. It’s surreal knowing my youngest is beginning her last year of High School. Many people say, “Where did the time go?” To quote the end of a poem my sister wrote back in 1988 during her Senior year, “WHY did the time go?” I love you, Hunter, and hope your Senior year is a fantastic, amazing experience!

This is the first card I’ve made using the Eclipse Lettering Technique. I love the look of it. I tried capturing photos where you can see the “shadow” by having the Basic Black behind it. I inked up the “be” from a stamp in the Colorful Seasons set that says “beautiful”. The water under the girl is from High Tide. I die cut the letters first, then put them back together like a puzzle, gluing down the inside pieces first, then popping the letters up with mini-dimensionals. By die cutting first, I was able to stamp the girl right where I wanted her to be.

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Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You, Colorful Seasons, High Tide
Cardstock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Blush Blossom*, Real Red, Soft Sky, Staz-on Jet Black
Tools:  Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Large Letters Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Spotlight on Shimmery Black

I am fully in love this the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. It is so vibrant and makes me happy! I am also fully in love with the current trend that features accents of black and decided to focus on this gorgeous 3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon. I wanted one more little pop of black, so I used a cotton swab dipped into Staz-on Jet Black permanent ink and dabbed the color onto our Rhinestone Basic Jewels. It dried quickly and makes the perfect accent. I am quite pleased with the aesthetics of this card!

Spotlight on Shimmery Black

Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Staz-on Jet Black
Lovelies:  3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Softly Falling, Beautiful You

Today we take a dramatic turn from the last two whimsical posts. There are some people I know that are going through trying times right now with physical pain. One of them is my little Hunter Bunter. She’s dealing with a knee injury that happened during a soccer game.  She had looked through the Occasions catalog when I first received it and she really liked the Beautiful You set. It has sweet sentiments and lovely brush artwork. When she saw there were new Watercolor Pencils that included her favorite colors Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie, she insisted we needed them. My little enabler! I am glad that I bought them. The texture of the pencils is smooth and perfect with the Blender Pens.  I wanted a subtle background and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder seemed like a good fit, as it appears to be tiny raindrops falling. And with that, I hope a card will help cheer my Huntley up, if only for a moment.

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Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, 5/8” Organza Ribbon
Tools:  Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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