Amazing Dragonflies and Brusho

If you know me, then you know just how much I adore dragonflies. When Stampin’ Up introduced their Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in the 2017 Occasions catalog, I was in heaven! I am so pleased they carried over and are still current. Today’s card features a beautiful Brusho Crystal Colours background and slight hints of sparkle with the new Faceted Dots in black. The “amazing” die from the Celebrate You Thinlits is the perfect font. The dragonflies are popped up using Mini Dimensionals, which are a perfect fit. I mounted the watercolor paper onto a Thick Whisper White card base for extra stability. It’s so much more vibrant in real life…guess you’ll just have to come to my Catalog Kick-Off Party on June 23rd to see it in person!

Amazing Dragonfly Brusho

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Color Medium: Brushos Crystal Colors
Lovelies: Faceted Dots
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Celebrate You Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

I am diligently working on samples for my upcoming Catalog Kick-Off Party (June 23) and I just had to share this one now. I usually use blues and violets when I color in birds, but Hunter suggested orange and yellow. This is one of the things I love about crafting – if one person doesn’t think of something, another person will! I am very happy with how this turned out. The Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers work beautifully to color and shade for a more realistic look. The coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits make layering everything a breeze. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really makes a bold statement on the layering piece of Old Olive. And the pièce de résistance is the shimmery Wink of Stella on the bird, flowers and leaves!

Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

Here’s a close up of the shimmer Wink of Stella. It’s so hard to capture on film:
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Close Up
And here’s a close up of the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It creates the most lovely, deep impressions. Just a quick spritz of water on your cardstock before you run it through the Big Shot will keep the cardstock from cracking.
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Leaves Close Up

Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella Clear
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Blushing Bride Tulips

Oh my! I’ve made a few cards already using the new Varied Vases stamp set (you can see them here and here)…but this is the first time using the coordinating punch! These little tulips are just darling and the Mini Dimensionals fit perfectly on them. Everything mini is automatically adorable and this sweet little 3” x 3” card epitomizes it. The stamp set and punch will be available as a bundle to save you 10% starting June 1st. Counting down the days!

Blushing Bride Tulips
Here are some alternate views to try and show the tulip and vase popped up with the Dimensionals. It’s so hard to capture!

Tulip Assortment

Stamp Set:  Varied Vases
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Silver & Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Vases Builder Punch

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Pearlized Lucky Friend Card

Today’s card showcases both the pearlized accents in the Designer Series Paper along with the coordinating Pearlized Doilies in the early release of the Share What You Love Suite. It also uses a new 2018-2020 In Color called Grapefruit Grove. Delicious! For more details on the bundles available now, see my previous post here.

This first photo shows the complete card.  I’ve also used a label from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, so all the die cutting was done for me – no extra tools needed!

Pearlized Lucky Friend Card
This photo is at an angle so you can see just how much of the pearlized accent is in this luscious paper and the doily. You can also catch a glimpse of the sparkle in the ribbon. It is one of my favorite ribbons of all time!

Pearlized Lucky Friend Close Up
Stamp Set:  Love What You Do
Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove
Specialty Paper:  Share What You Love
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, So Saffron
Lovelies: Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, Pearlized Doilies, 3/8” Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels

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Share What You Love – Showcasing Beautiful Day

I am excited to share another card showcasing the beautiful Designer Series Paper in the early release of the Share What You Love Suite along with a fun sentiment from the coordinating stamp set, Love What You Do. For more details on the bundles available now, see my previous post here.

I have taken this photo at a bit of an angle towards the window to try and capture the pearlized touches on the flowers. Squint and you can see it! I also used the silver flower embellishment that is available exclusively in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. It is so pretty!

Showcasing Beautiful Day
Stamp Set:  Love What You Do
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Specialty Paper:  Share What You Love
Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies: Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, Rich Razzleberry 1/4” Velvet Ribbon, 5/8” Burlap Ribbon
Tools:  Petals & More Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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Eclectic Threading for SUOC197

I had just been looking through some previous posts and came across this one that I did threading on. I just love the effect. I wanted to feature threading on another card and decided the Stampin’ Up Only Challenge #197 Favorite Florals (SUOC197) would be the perfect opportunity. Their challenge is to use a floral set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. You can visit their page and play along, too!  The card just started flowing along and before I knew it, there wasn’t any actual stamping on it! A sentiment banner saves the day!

Eclectic Threading

Stamp Set:  Oh So Eclectic
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Thread, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

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Blooms Banners and Blends

I am sharing this with Hunter’s permission.  She put together this pretty card that uses the Birthday Blooms flower. She used Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to color it in and it is gorgeous! She used sentiments and the leaf sprig from the Banners for You set, which I am not sure I would’ve even thought to pair with the flower, but they look like they could’ve come from the same set. She added quiet dimension by gluing the flower panel down flat, then the strip above is popped up on one layer of Dimensionals and the right side panel is popped up on two layers. I tried to capture a little of the shadow…can you tell? It’s a beautiful card with rich, vibrant colors and perfect for spring. Thank you, Hunter!

Blooms Banners and Blends

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blooms, Banners for You
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

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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!
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