The sentiment from the stamp set, Perfectly Framed, is perfect for today’s uncertain times, “Together we can get through anything.”
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base topped with a distressed layer of Whisper White Cardstock. First, I painted the cardstock with a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend. This was followed by spritzing it with water, drying it with the Heat Tool, and embossing with the Scripty Embossing Folder. Then, I roughed up the edge with my Paper Snips, a technique I learned from my friend, Peggy Noe.
TIP: Scrape one scissor blade (like a knife) along the paper edge. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved.
The flowers were made with a Nature’s Thoughts Die and inked paper in the colors of Petal Pink and So Saffron. The flower die is unique, because the little petals can be pushed from behind and lifted.
The white sprigs are also a Nature’s Thought’s die.
I stamped the sentiment in Pool Party Ink, and used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting. The final touch was a bow of Seam Binding Ribbon and Iridescent Sequins.
I was inspired by Global Design Project.
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Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
Whisper White 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Sale-A-Bration will end March 31, and I really don’t want you to miss out on two great items: Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, and Small Bloom Punch. I used both on today’s “thank you” card.
Small Bloom Thank You
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, embossing the front with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder. I was excited to use the new, So Very Vellum DSP, a Sale-A-Bration, “Second Release” item. It comes in three super colors that are embossed, which you can see in my Product List. I cut a strip of Purple Posy Vellum, 2″ X 5 1/2″, and backed it with Purple Posy Cardstock, 2 1/4″ X 5 1/2″.
TIP: Use tiny dots of Liquid Glue behind the vellum’s embossed dots to keep the glue from being visible.
Next, I stamped the flowers in Melon Mambo (full strength, and stamped off) and Highland Heather ink (stamped off), and cut with the Small Bloom Punch. The leaves are from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, stamped in Granny Apple Green Ink, and cut with the Leaf Punch.
Finally, I used two Stitched Shapes Dies to cut the Thick Whisper White circle, and rim of Purple Posy.
“Thank you” is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink. I dotted the blooms with Black Jewels (retired) for a bit more black.
Can you see how I “CASED” the designer at Global Design Project?
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This sweet bird from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set is “wishing you sunshine & happiness.”
Calypso Coral Bow
I stamped the bird in Bermuda Bay Ink on a “splotch” made with Coastal Cabana Ink and a stamp from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set. What an easy way to color!
Next, I used the largest, Stitched ShapesCircle Die for cutting. I layered the circle with Cardstock for dimension, rather than using Dimensionals.
The background is Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, glued to a Thick Whisper White card base.
Prior to embossing, I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay Ink. I love how it’s curved, and I was able to shape it on the Acrylic Block to fit the shape of the circle.
How do you like the bow? It began as “white” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, which I turned into Calypso Coral ribbon by MAGIC. Truthfully, I used a Sponge Dauber and Calypso Coral Ink, and pulled the ribbon through it. I let it dry for a bit, tied a double bow, and attached it with Liquid Glue. You can check out this ribbon, and all my supplies, in my Product List below.
A few Iridescent Sequins were the final touch.
My colors are from Paper Players.
I’m also playing along with Global Design Project.
The supplies I used are in my Product List below, so click on the pictures, and have fun shopping. My Host Code gift for the month of March is Pearl Basic Jewels (140 total pearls). If you order a minimum of $50.00 in March, I will send you the Pearls in April. YAY!
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Just when you think you have enough flowers, you see this beautiful blossom from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set!
I stamped the three flowers in Crushed Curry Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used their die, from In The Tropics, for cutting. Then, I blended the lines together by using an Aqua Painter.
TIP: Since I didn’t use Watercolor Paper, my Aqua Painter was barely wet. I achieved this by holding the flower and brush upright.
The background was also made with the help of an Aqua Painter. I let the brush get wet this time, soaked it in Night Of Navy Ink, and tapped it onto the Whisper White Cardstock.
TIP: My Cardstock was placed in my laundry room sink, so I didn’t have to worry about stray splatters. And, I didn’t overdo it, because this isn’t Watercolor Paper.
Next, I cut the “wreath” from Garden Green Cardstock, using a Painted Labels Die. A Layering Circles Die was used to remove the middle.
After deciding the arrangement of my flowers, I stamped three leaves from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink. I used the same Aqua Painter, blending method, as with the flowers.
“Thank you” is from the same stamp set, which I stamped in Night of Navy Ink.
Finally, I placed the flowers on Dimensionals, and added tiny, Iridescent Sequins, to their centers.
My color combination is from the Global Design Project challenge.
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Several techniques were used on today’s birthday card, along with the FREE, Sale-A-Bration, Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, and Small Bloom Punch. Keep reading for details below.
Techniques & Blooms
First, I punched seven flowers from Whisper White cardstock, using the FREE, Sale-A-Bration, Small Bloom Punch. To give the flowers a pretty edge, I used a Sponge Dauber and Rococo Rose Ink. The centers were stamped in Early Espresso Ink, using a Thoughtful Blooms stamp.
Second, I decided on a “wooden” focal point, and made it with a circular, Painted Labels Die, and woodgrain, Pressed Petals Designer Paper. Because the woodgrain is dark, I used heat embossing to make the sentiment stand out. I stamped “Happy Birthday,” from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, in VersaMark, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. These supplies are in my Product list for reference.
Third, I used stenciling for the background. The Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Paper makes great stencils, and they are easy to hold in place with “sticky notes.” I used a Sponge Dauber and Pool Party Ink with this pattern, applying uneven pressure, and partially covering the Whisper White Cardstock.
Lastly, I placed the “wooden,” sentiment piece, and blooms on Dimensionals atop the stenciled background, and glued this to a Thick Whisper White card base. The final touch was adding little pearls to the center of the flowers.
Global Design Project was my inspiration for today’s card.
I appreciate you visiting today. If you look at my Product List, you’ll notice the price of the first two items is $0.00. That’s because they are Sale-A-Bration items, and FREE with a qualifying order of $50.00 or $100.00.
Keep in mind, if you use my February Host Code (U463KNM3) with a minimum order of $50.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March.
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When you need to spell “love” in a large way, the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies work perfectly.
The letters were colored by painting stripes with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends in the Light and Dark shades on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Afterwards, I used the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies for cutting.
I tested the small rectangle from the Sticthed So Sweetly Die Set to make sure the letters would fit properly, and they did. So, I cut four rectangles from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, glued the letters, and placed the rectangles on Dimensionals.
The die-cut hearts beneath the “L-O-V-E” are from a Be Mine Stitched Die.
Wanting to leave this “clean and simple,” the only other thing I added was “you” on a heart. I stamped this in Memento Black Ink, cut with a Be Mine Stitched Die on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.
My layout is from the Global Design Project challenge.
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