Swirly Banner Birthday

I decided to make a card with some soon-to-be retired colors. Wisteria Wonder is one that I will truly miss. I thought it would be lovely with the Sweet Sugarplum and I threw in a pop of Wild Wasabi for the leaves. All three of these colors will be joining the crafting world’s great beyond on May 31st. Be sure to stock up on cardstock and ink right away, as it’s while supplies last.

Swirly Banner Birthday

Swirly Banner Birthday Inside
Stamp Sets:  Banners for You, Number of Years, Swirly Bird, Fabulous Four* (inside sentiment), #imbringingbirthdaysback (envelope flap)
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Subtles*
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Bunch of Banners Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

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Birdhouse Birthday

These little birdhouses are the most darling little things. And the sweet birdie peeking out the window is adorable. I enjoyed coloring this with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. When I finished the focal point, i realized I needed texture in the background. I reached for the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder. The Dynamic folders are designed to leave a deep impression. I chose to run it through the Big Shot on platform 1 with just one acrylic plate on top to give it a softer look. I love it – and it doesn’t detract from the main image. Such a fun card!

Birdhouse Birthday

Stamp Sets:  Flying Home, Birthday Wit
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Peekaboo Peach, Stampin’ Blends
Lovelies:  Tutti Frutti Adhesive Sequins
Tools:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch

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Blooms Banners and Blends

I am sharing this with Hunter’s permission.  She put together this pretty card that uses the Birthday Blooms flower. She used Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to color it in and it is gorgeous! She used sentiments and the leaf sprig from the Banners for You set, which I am not sure I would’ve even thought to pair with the flower, but they look like they could’ve come from the same set. She added quiet dimension by gluing the flower panel down flat, then the strip above is popped up on one layer of Dimensionals and the right side panel is popped up on two layers. I tried to capture a little of the shadow…can you tell? It’s a beautiful card with rich, vibrant colors and perfect for spring. Thank you, Hunter!

Blooms Banners and Blends

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blooms, Banners for You
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

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Brusho Flying Home Birdie Delight

Here’s another card with a Brusho Crystal Colours background. I am in love with this amazing powder! I decided to break out another new set and ink it up. The Flying Home set just begs to be colored with the Stampin’ Blends. I added some Wink of Stella for a pretty shimmer (see the close up below) and some random Metallic Enamel Shapes. Perfect color combination to help usher in Spring!

Brusho Flying Home Birdie Delight

Brusho Flying Home Birdie Delight Close Up

Stamp Sets:  Flying Home, Special Celebrations
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends
Lovelies:  Brusho Crystal Colours, Wink of Stella, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer

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Bright Wishes with a Touch of Nature

There are some stamp sets that look too difficult for me to work with. The Bright Wishes stamp set from the Annual Catalog was one. Until Hunter picked it out…and I decided to give it a go with the Stampin’ Blends. It was so enjoyable and relaxing coloring it in and I love the soft colors. I am so glad Hunter is always ready to pick a set that takes me out of my comfort zone. She’s an awesome enabler, too 🙂

Bright Wishes with Touches of Nature

Stamp Set:  Bright Wishes
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette, Stampin’ Blends
Lovelies:  Touches of Nature Elements, Old Olive Sheer Ribbon
Tools:  Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Flirty Peekaboo Peacock

I am so in love with Brusho Crystal Colours – they are so vibrant! I used Red and Yellow to make this gorgeous background. To work with the Brusho powder, I taped the watercolor paper down using Washi Tape onto a piece of cardboard. It helps to keep it from curling too much from all the water and when it’s all dry and you remove the Washi tape, it makes a beautiful border. Using the Aqua Painter, I covered the entire piece in plain water. Then I sprinkled on the Brusho powders and spritzed water on to move it around a bit. I love the embossed silver on it, too. For the peacock’s tail, I used sponge daubers to put Peekaboo Peach on the bottom and Flirty Flamingo on the top, being careful to blend slightly for continuous color. After I added the body in Melon Mambo, I fussy cut the peacock out to pop it up with Dimensionals. This color combo is awesome together!

Flirty Peekaboo Peacock

Flamingo Melon Peach

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Peacock
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach
Lovelies:  Brusho Crystal Colours, Silver Metallic Thread, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:  Starburst Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer, Sponge Daubers

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Eclectic Wisteria Twist

The more I use Lemon Lime Twist, the more I love it…and it is so pretty paired with the soft Wisteria Wonder. This card features Designer Series Paper from the first Sale-a-Bration brochure, which is currently available.  The stamp set is from the Sale-a-Bration second release, which will be available for you to earn from February 16 – March 31. It is such a versatile set with all the background pieces. Definitely a must-have!

Eclectic Wisteria Twist

Stamp Set:  Eclectic Expressions
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Bubbles and Fizz
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies: Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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