Lily Fun Fold for #JOSTTT016

JOSTTT016Today’s card is my submission for The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe April 2020 Challenge #JOSTTT016. I used Flowers, Ink Blending, and Designer Paper.  I thought I’d do a fun fold that would showcase both sides of this beautiful Lily Impressions DSP.  Please don’t ask what this fold is called, because I have no idea! Sale-a-Bration is over, but I will still use these beautiful Lily products! I stamped the lily in Lovely Lipstick, then made a small pool of Wink of Stella on my scrap paper and used the Aqua Painter to pick up some Flirty Flamingo ink and added it to the WOS and watercolored the flower that way. I hit it with the Heat Tool on setting 1 to dry it quickly. I also hit it with heat on the backside to help flatten it out. I die cut it out and layered it onto a second die cut from Lovely Lipstick. So pretty!

Lilypad Lake Fun Fold

Lilypad Lake Fun Fold 2

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Lovely Lily Pad*, Faith Opens the Door (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
DSP:  Lily Impressions*
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Faceted Dots*
Tools:  Lily Pad Dies*, Layering Circles Dies, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
*Retired Products

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Praying For You Triangle Fold for WWC265 Challenge

I haven’t participated in any stamping challenges lately, so I looked through some of my favorite blogs and decided to enter a card in the Watercooler Wednesday Blog challenge. This week’s challenge is:

WWC265 – Marsha’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

I wanted something soft, demure and with flowers. I also knew I wanted a fun fold. I was looking though my Pinterest folder Cards – Folds and found the Triangle Fun Fold Card by Jackie Bolhuis at klompenstampers.com. I just knew it was perfect to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. Praying For You Triangle Fold

Praying For You Triangle Fold Inside

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Beautiful Promenade
Cardstock:  Merry Merlot, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Very Vanilla
Specialty DSP:  Pressed Petals
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Frosted Flower Embellishments, Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Tools:  Beautiful Layers Dies, Layering Circles Dies

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Last Chance for Tags in Bloom!

Another awesome Sale-a-Bration is coming to a close today. This is your last chance to earn Tags in Bloom – a gorgeous photopolymer stamp set that coordinates with two new punches.  This card features not only a Sale-a-Bration stamp set, but also the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP that is only available through today. I decided to use some of the 2018-2020 In Colors that will be retiring this summer – Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. Stock up on those goodies before they are gone forever, too!

Last Chance for Tags in Bloom
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Tags in Bloom (SAB)
Cardstock:  Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Specialty DSP: Flowering Foils (SAB)
Ink:  Call Me Clover, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch
Love:  Lovely Lipstick 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Label Me Lovely Punch, Sponge Brayer, Paper Snips

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Subtle Breathtaking Bouquet on Vellum

The colors of this card are totally opposite of yesterday’s rich, dark tones. This is a light, pretty card that reminds me of bunnies and weddings. Yeah…I know…where do I come up with this stuff? This card focuses on the background. The stamp is called Breathtaking Bouquet and is in the 2020 Spring Mini catalog. I won it at a Stampin’ Up event and wasn’t really sure what to do with it. I searched online and decided I really liked it embossed. I chose to emboss it on a Petal Pink piece of vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum cardstock in the Annual Catalog. I used the Stamparatus positioning tool so that I could make sure the Versamark ink got everywhere it should. Sprinkled on the White embossing powder…hit it with the heat tool…and voila! A stunning background for a lovely Birthday card. The sentiment is from the set Magnolia Blooms, which is actually not in the catalog, but a brochure called Experience Creativity (you can see the PDF on my Catalogs tab). It coordinates perfectly with the Good Morning Magnolia suite. That is stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White, die cut with a circle and layered on a piece of Petal Pink punched with Label Me Lovely. A simple double ribbon and an accent of a silver Designer Element finish off the card.

Subtle Breathtaking Bouquet on Vellum
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Breathtaking Bouquet, Magnolia Blooms
Cardstock:  Petal Pink, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Specialty Cardstock: Perennial Essence Vellum
Ink:  Petal Pink, Versamark
Love:  Designer Elements, Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Label Me Lovely Punch, Layering Circles Dies, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stamparatus

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Believe You Can in Springtime Colors

The sweet stamp set Believe You Can is tucked away in the far back of the Annual Catalog (page 207) and is a Host set. It’s one of those sets I thought was cute, but never put it on my wish list. Hunter, on the other hand, knew we should have it. So…there it is. I enjoyed coloring it with the Stampin’ Blends markers and pairing it up with some Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I had sponged the DSP in Mint Macaron, but decided I didn’t care for it, so I cut another piece and kept it as is. I finished it off with a White Baker’s Twine double bow and some random Iridescent Sequins that I applied with the Fine Tip Glue and Take Your Pick Tool. Cute, yes?

Believe You Can in Springtime Colors

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Believe You Can (Host)
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White
DSP: Golden Honey Specialty (SAB)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron
Love:  Iridescent Sequin Assortment, White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Take Your Pick Tool

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Lily Impressions with Thoughtful Blooms

I wanted to showcase just how versatile the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper is. In yesterday’s blog post, Lily Impressions with Retiring Colors, I used the flower side. In today’s cards, I chose to use one of the opposite sides that uses variegated Grapefruit Grove. Simply gorgeous. Here’s a look at the paper:

Lily Impressons DSP
I matched it with Call Me Clover, which is also a retiring In Color, and Night of Navy from the Neutrals collection. The Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is a Sale-a-Bration exclusive and is so easy to use since it is photopolymer (clear). The sentiments are from Family Party and has so many mix-n-match choices that it’s easy to make a card for a special someone. Everything is glued together and the flowers punched out with the Small Bloom Punch (Sale-a-Bration exclusive) are popped up using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. A Grapefruit Grove colored Enamel Dot is added to the flower center. This card is super bright, super sweet, and easy to put together.

Lily Impressions with Thoughtful Blooms

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Thoughtful Blooms (SAB), Family Party
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
DSP: Lily Impressions (SAB)
Ink:  Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Night of Navy
Love:  Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
Tools:  Small Bloom Punch (SAB)

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These are the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors:
2018-2020 In Colors

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Beautifully Braided on Stone

The Beautifully Braided stamp set with coordinating punch on page 29 of the 2020 Spring Mini really caught my eye. How clever that you can “braid” ribbon through the border punch! And how clever that there are two stamps that can be stamped on the punched border. I have used the dotted line stamp for this card. The new Stone 3D Embossing Folder available during Sale-a-Bration packs quite a punch with the deep etching. We keep the loveliness going by kissing the flowers and buds with a little Wink of Stella.

Beautifully Braided on Stone

I’m not well versed in flowers, so I don’t know what kind this is supposed to be. But that’s just fine because I can make them whatever color I want. This color combination is so pretty, I thought you might like a photo to Pin. The bold punch of Gorgeous Grape against the deep color of Blueberry Bushel, kept in control with the mellow Soft Sea Foam.

Grape Foam Blueberry
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Beautifully Braided
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam
Love:  Blueberry Bushel 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Braided Border Punch, Stone 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies

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