More Varied Vases Color Combinations

I am absolutely in love with the Varied Vases stamp set. I am equally in love with the layout of these cards, which I first did in my previous blog that you can see here. I have been thinking about varying color combinations and I am loving each one of these for differing reasons. I am also declaring right now that Gray Granite is my new favorite Neutral color! It provides a quiet background that allows all the other colors to shine through. I can’t wait for you to see these gorgeous colors in person – mark your calendars for June 23 so you can come to my New Catalog Kick-Off party! I’ll have more details for you soon!

This one really makes the Blueberry Bushel pop. Such a saturated, vibrant color!

Varied Vases in Blueberry Bushel and Powder Pink

Blueberry Granite Powder

Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Cardstock: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink
Lovelies: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot
And this one makes the Mango Melody pop. When I first ordered the new colors, I wasn’t too thrilled with Mango Melody. I knew I’d love it once I actually got my hands on it, though. I was right!

Varied Vases in Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody

Grape Granite Mango

Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie
Lovelies: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot

ONLY 9 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE NEW CATALOG IS LIVE! I’M SQUEALING WITH EXCITEMENT!

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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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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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Baby Bear for Autum Kaye

We went to visit my newest little niece yesterday – Autum Kaye. Just 10 days old! What a sweet baby!  Here’s the congratulations card I made the new parents. I am so pleased with it – Baby Bear is simply darling and perfect to welcome a new little life. I have my friend Stephanie to thank for the idea of making a square card. I hadn’t made one in quite a while, but she recently made a baby card that was square…inspiration! And a big thank you to Stampin’ Up for making the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch match the Baby Bear bow.

Baby Bear for Autum

Baby Bear Girl

Stamp Set:  Baby Bear
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Holly Berry Builder Punch

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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.

Battle of the Pearls vs. Rhinestones

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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Swirly Wink of Thanks

I decided to make my club order thank you cards with the Swirly Bird bundle. It’s my first time of using the stamp set and matching dies. O-M-Goodness! Such an adorable set!  I’ve been making so many Thanksgiving and Christmas cards lately, I wanted something flowery, with spring-y colors. The color combo I went with is perfect and the Wink of Stella on the flowers and leaves give them a lovely, subtle glimmer, too. I think my favorite stamp in the set is that uber cute little Daffodil swirl that I put on the cards and the matching envelopes!

swirly-wink-of-thanks-1

swirly-wink-of-thanks-2

Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, B.Y.O.P.
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies:  Fancy Frost Sequins, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Tools:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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