Summer beverages “hit the spot.”
My inspiration for today’s card was Claire’s challenge for the Paper Players Design Team.
I found the cute, little “summer beverage” in the Colorful Seasons stamp set, which I stamped in four colors, and cut with its coordinating die from the Seasonal Layers Die Set. I took the colors from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper on the right side of the card: Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Granny Apple Green.
The green stripe is really Old Olive, but I thought Granny Apple Green would taste better.
The sentiment, “Life is a beautiful thing,” also from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, was stamped in Memento Black Ink.
I couldn’t pass up using one of my favorite die-cuts, the Adirondack chair, so I added it in Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Besides, you need to sit down to consume all of those beverages!
I appreciate you stopping by, thank you! Colorful Seasons and Seasonal Layers are in the new catalog, and can be ordered by clicking on the pictures in my Product List.
Come join the Paper Players, and post your “summer beverages” in our gallery. Remember to keep it CAS (clean & simple). Get more inspiration from our Design Team.
Today’s card was especially fun, because my first-born daughter was helping me.
I had completed the daisy heart, but she helped me decide how to implement Anne Marie’s three required colors.
The daisy heart was made with a heart die from the Be Mine Stitched die set, and the Daisy Punch.
First, I cut the heart from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and punched six daisies from regular Whisper White Cardstock. Next, I glued three of the flowers to the heart, trimming the petals to the shape of the heart. Then, I added a top layer on dimensionals, and trimmed again.
The flower centers are from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, which I stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink.
My daughter and I chose Highland Heather for the card base, with a layer of Whisper White, cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.
We added a strip of Gingham that has a scalloped edge, made with a Be Mine Stitched Die. If you look at the picture in my Product List, it’s the die on the bottom.
I gave it texture with the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, so it would look like fabric.
“Love You” is from the Well Written Die Set, which I cut from Granny Apple Green Cardstock.
This is such a pretty color combination, don’t you think? The Paper Players Designers are excited to share their ideas, so check them out.
Thank you for stopping by, and remember, everything is now available from the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog! I appreciate you shopping at my store!
The timing is perfect for using the new stamp set, A Good Man. With Father’s Day around the corner, and summer birthdays, it’s just what I needed for masculine cards.
I began by stamping this relaxing man in Memento Black Ink on Watercolor Paper. Then, I colored him with Stampin’ Blends: Ivory for his skin, Light Balmy Blue for his shorts, and Light Crumb Cake for his hat. His canvas chair is Light Pineapple Punch and Light Pumpkin Pie. He fit within a Rectangle Stitched die, which made cutting easy.
For his background, I used a second, Rectangle Stitched die to cut a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock. To add some interest, I topped this with some Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP. This is retiring, but if you miss out, there is new Shimmer Laser-Cut DSP, #149611.
After tying some Linen Thread around the bottom, I glued this to a Sahara Sand card base.
The sentiment, “Relax your way,” was stamped in Memento Black Ink on Watercolor Paper, and cut with a third, Rectangle Stitched Die.
“A Good Man” is relaxing on vacation, which was designed to fit Ann’s theme for this week’s Paper Player’s challenge.
Add this masculine stamp set, A Good Man, to your list. It’s available for ordering in just a couple days, June 4th!
Thanks for stopping by! Now, check out more summer vacation themed cards, and come play along!
If you like Monet’s paintings, you will love the new, 2019-2020 Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.
This week’s challenge at the Paper Players is a sketch by LeAnne.
To begin the challenge, I cut a piece of the Perennial Essence DSP into three sections to mimic the sketch. The DSP blends beautifully with Purple Posey (a new In Color), so I used that for the card base. Then, I layered the three cuts of DSP on Highland Heather Cardstock, giving them a 1/16 inch border.
I thought about adding some flowers, but the Detailed Dragonfly die was begging to be used. Dragonflies go with waterlilies, and the Sparkle Glimmer Paper was perfect to make them glisten.
All I needed was the sentiment, and I chose “sending prayers” from Itty Bitty Greetings. I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape ink on Purple Posey Cardstock, and cut it with a Bunch of Banners die. The sentiment seemed appropriate for this peaceful scene with the dragonflies sending up prayers.
The Detailed Dragonfly Dies and Bunch of Banners Dies are retiring June 3rd, so order while supplies last. The Perennial Essence DSP and Purple Posey Cardstock is in the new, 2019-2020 Catalog, and can be ordered June 4th.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!
For more ideas on this sketch, visit the Paper Player’s blogs:
Happy Sunday to you, and “thank you” for checking out my CAS (clean & simple) card. I chose this topiary from a stamp set called Vertical Greetings, because this week’s Paper Players challenge is to use plants, as well as being clean & simple. My husband said he loves it, so I think it also qualifies as a masculine, thank you card.
I used a fun technique, “ink to stamp transfer, ” or, that’s what I’ll call it.
Using the Stamparatus makes it very easy. Hold your Whisper White cardstock in place with the magnet. Position the stamp on top of the cardstock, pick up the stamp with the Stamparatus hinged plate, color the stamp with ink, press the stamp (attached to the plate) onto the cardstock. Repeat with different colors until your object is complete.
I used Garden Green and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Markers for the bush, Bronze Stampin’ Blend for the trunk, and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend for the pot.
TIP: Apply the ink with the brush end, held sideways, to reduce wear to the tip. The Stampin’ Blends dry quickly, so you may have to stamp several times to get the desired color. This is why the Stamparatus Tool is very helpful.
Once my topiary was complete, I bordered it with Soft Suede cardstock. For the background, I used the Subtle Textured embossing folder, leaving it white for a clean look. Prior to embossing, I stamped “thank you” from the Vertical Greetings stamp set in Soft Suede.
If you aren’t familiar with the Stamparatus positioning tool, click on its picture in my Product List to read more about it. I don’t know what I did without it!
For more clean & simple ideas using “plants,” visit the other Paper Players Design Team member’s blogs.
Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker
Today’s Tropical friendship card was designed with two challenges in mind.
Fab Friday for the sketch.
Global Design Project for the colors.
I chose the Tropical Chic stamp set, because I could imagine it in these pretty, bright colors. I began by stamping the flower in Pineapple Punch ink on Whisper White cardstock. The Tropical die set has a die for cutting the three flowers. The set also has a die for the ferns, which I cut from Coastal Cabana cardstock. I used a Rectangle Stitched die to cut a Thick Whisper White background for the flowers and ferns, which I raised on Foam Adhesive Strips. The ferns are glued flat, and the flowers are on dimensionals.
TIP: The middle flower is on two dimensionals (stacked) for greater height.
The background on the cardbase is a layer of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the Basket Weave embossing folder, and glued showing the debossed side.
I brought Gorgeous Grape to the scene with some striped 6X6 Designer Series Paper, which I cut with a Rectangle Stitched die. The same 6X6 pack was used for the larger, dotted banner in Coastal Cabana. I cut a piece, 4″ X 1″, and used the Banner Triple Punch for cutting.
TIP:The Banner Triple Punch is great, because it gives you perfectly cut banners in three widths: 1″, 1 1/2″ and 2″.
The sentiment, also in Gorgeous Grape, is from the new, Good Morning Magnolia, stamp set. It was sitting on my work table, because I just received it, and “Enjoy Today” was the right size and sentiment for this project. Don’t you agree?
The five, tiny pearls were the finishing touch.
This Tropical Chic Bundle is carrying over into the new catalog, which makes me very happy. I have it listed separately in my Product List, but, if you love it, buy it now for a 10% discount. After June 3rd, the stamp set and dies will only be sold separately. The bundle number is 148399.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Enjoy today!