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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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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Peachy Prayers

Two friends of mine recently underwent surgery. I wanted to make them cards and I knew that Peekaboo Peach was the color I wanted. I just love the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and thought the smaller peach background was lovely. I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum to maximize the sentiment.  The Peekaboo Peach enamel shape heart was perfect.  Using the 3.5″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards just adds to the adorableness.  Hugs and prayers to my invalids!

peachy-prayers

Stamp Sets: Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Designer Series Paper:  Fruit Stand
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach
Lovelies:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

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Peachy “Orange Peel” Technique

I have been so anxious to share this card with all of you! So, this is the “Orange Peel” technique that Stampin’ Up shared at Convention:

  1. Stamp your design on Watercolor Paper.
  2. Using a Stampin’ Spritzer, lightly spritz with plain water. Just 2 or 3 full spritzes unless you want the colors to run more.
  3. Pour on Clear Embossing Powder and shake off the excess. Since we’re covering the entire piece, there is no need for the Embossing Buddy.
  4. Using the Heat Tool on the high setting, melt the embossing powder. Hold the heat tool at an angle and you can see the ripples forming!

Peach Card

Peach Sneak Peek

As a few of my club members mentioned, this technique is perfect for water! I can’t wait to try that next!

Stamp Set: Fresh Fruit
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White (inside panel)
Specialty Paper:  Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Gray
Lovelies:  2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape
Tools:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Layering Circle Framelits, Banner Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin Spritzer, Big Shot, Heat Tool

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Seaside Fun!

My beautiful man in brown delivered my fun box today! Lots of fun stamp sets, Designer Series paper, tools and embellishments from the new Annual Catalog! Here’s a fun card that showcases all the new 2016-2018 In Colors. I decided to feature a couple items from the By The Shore suite (pages 92-93).  I’m sure I’ll be sharing more cards using this super fun suite!  Another super-convenient tool used on this card are the Layering Squares Framelits.  Look closely…you can see a tiny rim of itty bitty scallops around the squares. Love! I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of this Seaside embossing folder, too. Love the flowing lines…great for “sea” scenes as well as providing the illusion of motion for lots of other card backgrounds.

Seaside

Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes, Seaside Shore
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo
Lovelies:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon
Tools:  Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Squares Framelits

I hope you get a chance to do some Happy Stamping soon!

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Oh Happy Day! Club Thank You Cards

My club members’ orders were delivered yesterday by that beautiful man in brown…and I happily settled in to my crafting area to make their Thank You cards. I don’t know how it is for you, but stamping relaxes me so much and simply makes me happy 🙂  I decided to make 3” x 3” cards so I could use the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and make matching envelopes. I added gold metallic thread and sequin trim for sparkle…and they turned out super cute!  The only problem I had was deciding which sentiment to use in Thoughtful Banners – there are so many! And I just love the fact that the stamp set is photopolymer. I was able to bend the words into a curved shape so it would nicely fit the banners.  Another bonus to the clear photopolymer is that I had punched out 3 of the banners and then decided I wanted to stamp the outline on them. No sweat! Since I can see right through the stamps, there was no problem lining them up!  Love that we can buy the stamp set and punch together as a bundle and save 10%, too!

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Oh, Happy Day!

 

Thoughtful Banners

Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette DSP Stack
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies: Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Metallic Thread
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Envelope Punch Board

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of this new product! All new products are available to purchase when the new catalog goes live on June 1st! Squeals!  Soooo close! Happy Stamping!

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