Fresh Watercolor Birthday

I’m part of a swapping group called #imbringingbirthdaysback and I needed to make a card to send to one of the participants in Canada. Since it’s out of the country, it’s best to try and stay away from bulky cards. I decided to make a watercolor background and stamp the flower from Artistically Asian right onto it. It’s so far out of my comfort zone since I am all about dimension and layers. I wish I could merge these two cards into one – I love the bolder watercolor background, but like the look of the other one with the Copper Trim wrapped around 3 times. I stepped it up with a few random In Color Enamel Shapes and some Wink of Stella on the flower. I also decided to heat emboss the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder on the lower right corner, but it’s difficult to see in the picture.  Can you spot the new products?  I’m super excited about all the new goodies!  I also love this color combo of Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, and Copper. I think I’ll be using this combo again!

Fresh Watercolor Birthday

Stamp Sets:  Artistically Asian, Happy Birthday Gorgeous (NEW!)
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!)
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!), VersaMark
Lovelies:  Copper Trim (NEW!), Copper Embossing Powder, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Aqua Painters, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

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Battle of the Pearls vs. Rhinestones

There are a lot of card samples roaming the internet where people used Basic Jewels for the lights on the marquee. I couldn’t decide which to use, so I made 3 cards – one using medium pearls, one with medium rhinestones and one with large rhinestones. Hunter’s vote is for the pearls. I’m battling between the medium rhinestones and pearls. What do you think?  Regardless of which one you prefer, I think we can all agree that the 3 In Colors I used are absolutely ice-cream delicious! Look closely and you may see the shimmery Wink of Stella on the “It’s Your” and the two sparkles, too.

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Stamp Set:  Marquee Messages
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Sparkle Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Delicate Birthday Blossoms

And today’s card is the second one I had my fun group of ladies at church make. This one features the Emboss Resist Technique.  It was more involved, which is why the entire class ended up being about 3 hours. Bless them for putting up with me for that long! I had them emboss the Delicate Details stamps in white and then use sponge daubers to add color. I also had them use the daubers to add a little bit of Peekaboo Peach to the Daffodil Delight flowers on the front. So bright and springy!

Delicate Birthday Blossoms

Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms, Delicate Details
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Lovelies: Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools: Sponge Daubers, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Cool Treats Party Time

Last Sunday, I showed you a super fun popsicle card. Here’s another super fun card using the Cool Treats suite on pages 32 & 33 of the new Occasions Catalog. This one uses the same general layout of the previous cards. It’s my go-to layout.  With last Sunday’s popsicle card, I used Wink of Stella on the darker portion of the popsicle. This time, Hunter wanted me to use it on the lighter part of the ice cream cone. It’s perfect! How can you not smile when you see this?

Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies:  Silver Sequin Trim, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Frozen Treats Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Sweet Popsicle Thread Wrapping Technique

I am absolutely in LOVE with the Cool Treats suite on pages 32 & 33 of the new Occasions Catalog – the ice cream colors are so happy and fun! Good enough to eat! The Wink of Stella puts the “pop” in “popsicle” and the Thread Wrapping Technique makes this card unique!

Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Brights Enamel Shapes, Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Frozen Treats Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

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Bermuda Dragonfly

For this month’s stamping club card, I knew I wanted to use my favorite Dragonfly Dreams bundle, but I wanted to give it a pop of color. Bermuda Bay works beautifully with the set and the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. Hunter mentioned to me last night that I seem to be leaning more towards sequins these days instead of ribbon. I think she’s right – I love the sparkle of the sequins, but they do not detract from the main image on the card. These items are available now in the Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog (click on the link below).

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Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand
Specialty Paper:  Silver Foil, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

Let me know if you want to add any of these products to your stamping stash! Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is in full swing! For every $50 in purchases, you get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  And if you’re one of my locals, be on the lookout for an invitation to my next Mystery Hostess Party in February!

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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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