JOS Color Challenge

I have spoken previously about a fun Facebook group I belong to – The Joy of Sets. Fiona, the administrator, conducted polls for everyone to vote on their favorite colors in each Stampin’ Up color family. After the results, she challenged everyone to make a card using all 5 colors. Here were the top 5:

jos color challenge
It’s super cold here in Southwest Michigan right now and I have basically been hibernating under my blankie on the couch, watching too much TV. Hunter said she wanted to take on the challenge, so she got me off the couch and into the stamping room. Once I started, I really enjoyed spending some stamping time with her. I decided to ink up two new sets from the 2019 Occasions catalog – Bloom by Bloom and Itty Bitty Birthdays. You can never have too many flower or Birthday stamps. I die cut an oval out of some scrap paper and used that as my mask. I had planned on using my new Shimmery Embossing Paste I received today, but it was frozen. Seriously. Sponging was the next best idea, which I did using Pool Party. Then I spritzed on some Lemon Lime Twist. The card came together pretty fast after that and I can’t believe how easy it was to put these 5 colors together. Fun!

jos color challenge
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Bloom by Bloom, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Stampin’ Sponge, Stampin’ Spritzer, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye Cat Sympathy

A friend asked me to make a card for her to give to one of her friends that recently had to put down their furry little guy. I decided to make two cards for her to choose from and used opposite colors. I sponged Dapper Denim and Memento Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White, then punched out a 2 ½” circle. The cat die is from Poppystamps and it is popped up with Dimensionals. I tried using the Dapper Demin Enamel heart on both, but it faded into the background against the banner of Dapper Denim, so I used the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends marker to color it black. Not a typical color for a heart, but I felt it was ok on this. The Simple Stripes Embossing Folder gives the perfect subtle background. The inside of the cards read, “It’s hard to say Goodbye to such a Special Companion.”

It's Hard to Say Goodbye Cat Sympathy
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Cat Sympathy (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Dapper Denim*, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dapper Denim
Stampin’ Blends: Dark Basic Black
Lovelies: 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes*
Tools:  2 ½” Circle Punch, Banner Punch*, Large Sitting Cat Die (Poppystamps), Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Stampin’ Sponges

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Simple Touch of Sympathy

Unfortunately, there are times in our lives that we need to make sympathy cards. I prefer floral cards with a small spot of color. I enjoy sponging color onto the wooden Touches of Nature Elements. Just make sure you protect your table. Use a scrap of paper and sponge onto the wooden piece while it’s laying on it. If you try to hold it while sponging, the ink will not cover it completely. This card also uses a couple retired products, but you can always substitute similar ribbon and Designer Series Paper.

Simple Touch of Sympathy

Stamp Set:  Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Painted Blooms*
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies: Touches of Nature Elements, Whisper White Organza Ribbon*, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Sponges
*Retired Product

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Dapper Bethlehem

I am trusting I’m not the only person that had completely forgotten to get any Christmas Designer Series Paper yet, so here’s a fun alternative – I searched through all my DSP and knew as soon as I saw the black and white sheet in Whole Lot of Lovely, I would sponge it with Dapper Denim to make it match! Remember that any DSP that has white or light areas can be sponged to match your project!

Dapper Bethlehem Front

Here’s a side angle to see that I glued the background die flat to the card and popped the front die cut up with Dimensionals to give it a little pop:
Dapper Bethlehem Side
Now get busy making your Christmas cards – it’ll be here before you know it!

Stamp Set: Night in Bethlehem
Cardstock: Basic Black, Dapper Denim
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink: Dapper Denim, VersaMark
Lovelies: 1/8” Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools: Stampin’ Sponges, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Banner Triple Punch, Bethlehem Edgelit Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest page! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting! https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/