So Very Vellum Soft Sympathy

Today’s card is a very soft Sympathy card. I used the set called Positive Thoughts in the Spring Mini Catalog on page 23 and was able to die cut the leaves and butterfly using the now retired Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Everything is layered on the Soft Sea Foam vellum sheet that is embossed with dots. I wanted ribbon to match, so I used some reinker drops to dye the Whisper White ribbon with So Saffron. It’s an easy way to create coordinating, colored ribbon. Put 20-25 drops of reinker into a glass jar filled with enough water to immerse the ribbon in.  Push the ribbon in, making sure it is completely immersed, then put the lid on and let the magic happen. The longer you let it soak and the more ink you use, the more vibrant it will be. I let this one sit overnight. Then take it out and let it air dry on a paper plate. Easy peasy!

So Very Vellum Soft Sympathy

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Positive Thoughts
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (base)
Ink:  Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam
Specialty DSP:  So Very Vellum*
Lovelies:  Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Nature’s Thoughts Dies*, Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies
*Retired Products

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Woven in Joy Wedding Card

The Woven Threads Suite featured on pages 12-13 of the Annual Catalog is so vintage and the colors remind me of my grandparents. This card comes together quickly and the layout is typical of my style. The Perennial Essence Vellum used for the leaves gives it a 70s vibe. Sweet and simple.

Woven in Joy Wedding Card

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Woven Heirlooms
Cardstock:  Rococo Rose, Whisper White, Perennial Essence Vellum
DSP:  Woven Threads
Ink:  Rococo Rose
Lovelies:  Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
Tools:  Frosted Bouquet Dies, Layering Ovals Dies

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Heartfelt Friendship #JOSTTT013 Challenge

I am loving everything about the new 2020 Spring Mini and thought it would be fun to make a Valentine card for The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge #013 for January (click here to visit the site). Here’s the TTT board for January:
#JOSTTT013I went with Red, Hearts and Ribbon. But I also managed to include Punch and Pink, too. Pretty easy when I use the new From My Heart Suite on pages 8 and 9 of the new Mini. It’s a great suite – perfect for more than just Valentines because…well…hopefully you love people more than just one day a year!

Heartfelt Friendship

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Heartfelt
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  From My Heart
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Real Red
Love:  Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Heart Punch Pack, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

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Wink To My Person

As soon as I laid my eyes upon the beautiful, new Modern Heart set on page 51 of the Annual Catalog, I knew I had to have it. The sentiment “You’re My Person” is totally something I would tell the special someone I was thinking of when I bought this set. I stamped the heart in Memento Tuxedo Black so I could color it with a rainbow of Stampin’ Blends. After coloring it in, I covered it in sparkly Wink of Stella. The Stitched Shapes square die I cut it out with is a great little touch and the bright Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper and Mini Striped Ribbon are the perfect amount of boldness. I added the sequins knowing my person doesn’t really care for sequins all that much, but I liked them being white so they would take backstage to the heart. The inside sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and I added a ½” strip of the DSP along the bottom. The card base is 4 ¼” square and is the perfect size for this fun heart. I think my person will like it!

Wink To My Person
Wink To My Person inside
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Modern Heart
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Brights 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie
Love:  Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Basic Sequins, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits (retired)

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Mirror Image Technique with Feathered Friends

One of my Stamp Club members asked for me to teach them the Mirror Image Technique. If you know me, then you know I went on a YouTube viewing frenzy trying to find the best way to create a mirror image of a stamp…and it paid off! After hours of pouring through different technique videos and trying each one out myself, I finally found the one that produces the best image transfer. A huge thank you to France Martin for this video: https://youtu.be/j4uwbKN7TIU

I decided to have my clubbies do the mirror image with the birds from Bella & Friends. The smaller parrot was part of the stamp that includes the dog with the balloon, so I confidently cut the stamp apart so I could have the little bird separate (see the cutting line in my photo below). So much easier! I used to be scared to cut my stamps apart…but now I rarely hesitate.

Bella Stamp Set

I knew I wanted to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack and I wanted summery, fun colors. Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party were super fun together and make a very cheerful all-occasion card. I’m so glad we have Stampin’ Blends in those same colors, too!

Mirror Image Featherd Friends

Tip of the Day: When using a Dynamic Embossing Folder, be sure to use a Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly spritz both sides of cardstock with water before running it through the Big Shot. This step will prevent cracking of the cardstock from the deep impression.

Stamp Set:  Bella & Friends
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Lovelies:  Faceted Dots
Tools:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stampin’ Spritzer

Give the Mirror Image Technique a try and let me know if you think it’s as easy as I do!

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Grapefruit Smiles

The sharpness of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (what a mouthful!) is simply stunning. I love that all the sheets are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other. And, as long as you use a light hand, you can sponge or spritz any color you like on it. I decided to keep this one classy and clean with tone-on-tone layering of the delicious 2018-2020 In Color, Grapefruit Grove. The faux bow using coordinating 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect subtle embellishment beside the oval sentiment which is layered onto a scalloped oval in Grapefruit Grove. I popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals and also popped up the full base layer with Dimensionals onto the card base. I am in love with this paper, stamp set and color!

Grapefruit Smiles
Stamp Set:  Detailed With Love
Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove
Lovelies:  1/8” Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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