Today’s card is showing the versatility of the Playful Penguins stamp set.
The adorable penguins are beautifully sketched, and the stamp set has sentiments for Christmas, New Year’s, and friendship cards.
If you’d like to see details of two, Playful Penguins Christmas cards, click on their pictures below my Product List.
I began by stamping two of the penguins from the Playful Penguins stamp set in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I also stamped the scarf from the set in Balmy Blue Ink, and Granny Apple Green Ink. After fussy-cutting, I glued the scarves to the penguins, and placed my smartly dressed animals on Dimensionals.
The background is Whisper White Cardstock with the top half embossed by the Eyelet Lace embossing folder, and the bottom half by the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
TIP:I did the top half first, and ran it through the embossing machine a second time for the bottom half.
The Freshly Made Sketches challenge gave me the idea of half n’ half embossing for the background.
And, the snow drift provides suitable waves for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
The snow drift was cut with a die from the Magnolia Memory set. You just never know where you’ll find a snow drift!
“Always by your side,” stamped in Balmy Blue Ink, fit perfectly, right between the friends.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. The penguins will be available September 4th, but everything else in my Product List is available today. Thanks for shopping!
Today’s project is a combination of two things that I am drawn to: the eclipse technique and Pressed Petals Designer Paper.
I began by placing the letters “b-i-g” and the label die on the Pressed Petals DSP, and rolling it through the die cutting machine. The letters are from the Hand-Lettered Prose Die Set, and the label die is from the Merry Christmas Die Set.
For some reason, I enjoy layering die cuts. I have no patience for bows, but I love gluing pieces of paper together. I gave these die cuts five layers of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock for nice dimension.
Next, I backed the DSP with Crumb Cake Cardstock to give it body, and trimmed the edges with a scalloped die from the Be Mine Stitched Die Set. Then, I wrapped one side with Linen Thread, and glued it to a Crumb Cake Card base.
Once the DSP was attached to the card base, I glued the letters back in their holes, creating the “eclipse.”
The label die was stamped with “thanks” (Well Said Stamp Set) prior to layering.
My design was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
Thank you for visiting. You can see my supplies in the Product List below. I hope you enjoy layering as much as I do!
The Free As A Bird Stamp Set has become a favorite, and today the birds come to you “out on a limb.”
Birds on a Limb
While designing today’s card, I kept this week’s CAS(E) this sketch in my mind.
I was thrilled to discover today that my card from last week’s challenge was chosen as a winner! Here it is, in case you missed it.
I began today’s card by stamping the birds in Soft Suede Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, fussy cutting the image, and coloring with Stampin’ Blends. These are the colors I used: Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light and Dark Calypso Coral, and Dark Cajun Craze. The Cajun Craze was for the beaks.
After this, I pondered what to use for their background, and it struck me that I hadn’t used the Buffalo Check Stamp for a while. So, I inked it up with Sahara Sand, stamped on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut it with the second largest Rectangles Stitched Die.
It was a keeper, and I glued it to a Sahara Sand card base. Oh, prior to gluing, I wrapped a piece of Petal Pink, Organdy Stripe Ribbon around it.
TIP: I use Scotch Tape to attach ribbon to the back. This makes for easy testing and removal, which I often do!
Finally, the sentiment, “Best Wishes from all of us,” something the row of birds wanted to say. It’s from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with a Rectangles Stitched Die.
After gluing everything in place, I added the Petal Pink Frosted Flower. What a sweet embellishment! It comes in three colors, which you can see in my Product List below.
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The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog must be making me think months ahead, because today’s card is birds in a Winter Woodland Scene.
I began by fussy cutting the two birds from Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Then, I used two Layering Circles Dies to cut a circle of dotted Sahara Sand DSP, and a scalloped circle of Champagne Foil.
This dot is from retired 6X6 DSP, but there are four, new patterns in every Stampin’ Up! color, available now. You can click on the picture in my Product List for details.
Next, I chose a Thick Whisper White card base, topped with Whisper White, embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder. I tied a strand of Linen Thread around it, thinking the birds would like this to build their nest.
The two birds and subtle colors drew me to the sentiment, “I’m here for you,” from Itty Bitty Greetings. The sentiment fit perfectly in the label from the Merry Christmas Die Set, which I balanced on a tree branch.
White sequins were the final touch to add some sparkle.
My layout was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope my winter scene is refreshing for those of you who are hot this weekend!
Here is my latest Free As A Bird card, and my blog post includes more information about the Holiday Catalog. Clicking on the picture will take you there.
Birds on a Limb
A dandelion is for making wishes, and perfect for birthday cards.
It’s really fun to use the dandelion die from the Sweet Silhouettes Set, which cuts out easily from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. The long, thin, stem is amazingly sturdy.
I decided how to position the dandelions, because of this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
First, I embossed the bottom portion of the Thick Whisper White card front with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.
Then, I cut the two, vertical strips from Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, gluing them in place. Do you see the faint, daisies in the background of the DSP? So pretty!
For the sentiment, I used the words “birthday” and “wishes” from the Well Written Die Set. They look special, cut from the Sparkle Glimmer Paper, don’t you think?
This clean & simple birthday card came together very quickly. I love it when that happens! You can see my Product List below.
Make a wish, even if it’s not your birthday!
I have been fascinated with the Pressed Petals Washi Tape, and this idea came to me; to make a heart with them.
Heart of Petals
First, I found the heart shape in the Be Mine Stitched die set. Using the heart die as a reference, I peeled and stuck the Washi Tape Petals on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. When satisfied with the coverage, I cut the heart, added a second, White Cardstock heart for thickness, and placed it on Dimensionals.
TIP: I started at the top of the heart, overlapping, and working my way to the bottom.
The background is regular Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. The scalloped edge was made by cutting all four sides with a die that is also from the Be Mine Stitched Die Set.
“Forever” is from the Sweet Silhouette Die Set, cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Since the “f” and “r” would be hanging over the heart, I added a second layer for sturdiness.
My clean & simple design was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.
If you missed my first card using the Pressed Petals Washi Tape, here it is:
Washi Tape Petals
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