Stampin’ Up’s Tropical Chic stamp set and dies take me to Hawaii, my favorite vacation destination.
Tropical Thank You
Today’s “clean & simple” thank you card began with a Thick Whisper White card base and a layer of Whisper White cardstock. I embossed the white layer with a Petal Pair embossing folder, and turned it over to use the debossed side.
The embossing folder is 2 1/4″ wide, which would be just right for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge.
Next, I used a die from the Tropical die set to cut ferns from Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover cardstock. Then, I stamped tropical flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set in three colors of ink: Poppy Parade, Real Red, and Berry Burst, and cut them with their die.
The flowers were “stamped off” to give a softer look, which means I inked the stamp, stamped once on scratch paper, and twice for the image you see. Make sense?
I arranged the ferns and flowers atop the debossed section with liquid glue and dimensionals. Oh, prior to adding the ferns and flowers, I stamped “Thank you” in Black ink. And, there’s my “clean & simple” card that was “quick & easy.”
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Today’s Wonderful Romance, celebration card, is all about coloring.
My favorite tools for coloring are the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, offered in a wide range of colors. For this project I used: Light Mossy Meadow, Light Old Olive, Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Pineapple Punch, Dark Crumb Cake, and Light and Dark Calypso Coral.
I first stamped the floral bouquet (Wonderful Romance stamp set) in Crumb Cake ink on Shimmery White cardstock. Before coloring, I used the bouquet’s die from Wonderful Floral for cutting.
The Shimmery White cardstock has nice thickness, so I couldn’t resisted placing my bouquet on dimensionals.
My layout for the bouquet was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
After playing around with angled sections, I decided to go with plain rectangles on the diagonal corners. The top piece is 2″ X 3″, and the bottom piece is 2″ X 2 1/4″. These fit nicely on the layer of Whisper White cardstock, which is 4″ X 5 1/4″, layered on the 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base. The striped paper is from the Neutrals 6X6 Designer Series Paper in Pear Pizzazz.
Just one more item would complete my card front; a word from the Well Written die set, “hooray,” and the exclamation point. We use a lot of those in our online writing! Don’t we? I rolled these through the Big Shot with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and adhered them with tiny, tiny, tiny dots of Tombow liquid glue.
I hope you enjoyed seeing today’s bouquet, good for any celebration. But, I like the way “hooray” rhymes with “birthday,” so it will probably end up saying, “It’s your birthday,” on the inside.
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Today’s project was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
Just A Note
I immediately recognized the sketch, and sure enough, it’s “retro.”
But, I couldn’t recall how I used it, so curiosity lead me to peeking into history. If you’d like to see my project from a year ago, here it is:
Lots Of Lavender Occasions 2018
For today’s project, I felt like making music, so stamped the Sheet Music background stamp with Sahara Sand ink, and pressed Whisper White cardstock on top of it. This is backwards from normal stamping, but it insures I get a nice impression.
Next, I found my favorite, little song bird in the Petal Palette stamp set, along with her branch for perching. I stamped the bird in Soft Suede ink, and the branch in Garden Green. They fit nicely within a Stitched Shapes circle die, which I raised on Dimensionals.
The sentiment, “Just a Note,” from Flourishing Phrases says just the right thing, don’t you think? I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink, and used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting.
For the background, I chose a piece of Mint Macaron 6X6 Subtles DSP, with horizontal stripes mimicking the Sheet Music. It received the Rectangle Stitched treatment to match the other shapes, before gluing to the Mint Macaron card base.
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Sometimes you can have so much of a new thing, you don’t know where to begin. Do you know the feeling? Sitting among my 2019 Stampin’ Up! goodies, with the Butterfly Gala stamp set in my hands, I realized I needed a focus. I turned to the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch:
I envisioned a Balmy Blue, Bokeh Dot sky in the center, providing a window for a beautiful butterfly.
I stamped the Bokeh Dot rectangle in Balmy Blue ink on Thick Whisper cardstock. There’s a Rectangle Stitched die, a spec smaller than the Bokeh Dot stamp, that I used for cutting.
The butterfly is from one of the black and white designs in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which I cut with the Butterfly Duet Punch. In fact, it’s the paper beneath my card I used for photographing.
I chose two Stampin’ Blends for coloring the butterfly; Light Balmy Blue, and Granny Apple Green.
For the background, I used a black and white pin dot that is on the backside of a butterfly pattern. I found the striped, corners in the Botanical Butterfly DSP also, which were a “must” for the sketch.
The sentiment, “You’ve been on my mind,” is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, and it fits perfectly in a Rectangle Stitched die, inside the Bokeh Dot window.
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“Where oh where can I find a chevron pattern?” That was my question for today’s project.
Chevron Dashing Deer
My inspiration for this search was created by CAS(E) this sketch. See what I mean?
I’m still making Christmas cards, so I looked through my holiday Designer Series Paper for a chevron pattern, and landed on Dashing Along DSP. The Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green stripe would be perfect!
I cut two strips, 4″ X 2″, making sure they would line up in the middle. Then, I snipped (by hand) the two ends, to mimic the sketch.
For the background, I used matching, Garden Green cardstock, and embossed it with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I didn’t want to go too crazy with pattern, and this was just enough “subtle” texture.
I glued these layers on a Cherry Cobbler cardbase, the other color in my chevron pattern.
Since the Dashing Along DSP coordinates with the Dashing Along Bundle, completing my card with a deer was an easy decision. I used a Detailed Deer die to cut the deer from Sparkle Glimmer Paper, and another die in the set for his Cherry Cobbler collar.
For the sentiment, I used my “go to” “Merry Christmas” from the Star of Light stamp set. I stamped it in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, and used my favorite Bunch of Banners die for cutting. The surrounding piece is in the Sparkle Glimmer Paper to match the deer.
I’m so happy that this photo actually shows some shine.
If you have the ingredients, this would be an fairly simple card to duplicate. You can see my Product List below.
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I’m naming today’s project, “Penguins and Plaid.”
Penguins and Plaid
The design is one I’ve used previously, so I’m casing (copy and selectively edit) myself. It seemed just right for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge.
The cute, little penguins are from the Making Every Day Bright stamp set, and cut with the handy, Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I stamped them in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and colored their caps with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend marker.
The penguins are surrounded by a banner from the Banners for You stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede ink, and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners die set.
Placing the words on the banner would have been difficult, without the help of my Stamparatus.
The Stamparatus is a positioning tool that gives me confidence when stamping. I placed the three words on the banner, pressed the “lid” to make the words stick, lifted the lid, inked the words in Cherry Cobbler, and pressed the words to the banner. I inked a second time to make the words darker. This tool amazes me!
The silver bar is a magnet that holds the paper in place, so you can stamp multiple times.
The words are from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. You can check out the entire stamp set in my Product List below.
For the background, I chose my favorite plaid from the collection of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. I layered this on Soft Suede cardstock on a Thick Very Vanilla card base.
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