How do you like my Patent Leather Painted Poppies?
Patent Leather Poppies
I’m calling the poppies “patent leather,” because I cut the “frames” from Black Foil that looks just like patent leather. I used the die from the Poppy Moments die set for cutting, which made it very easy to do.
I wanted the sentiment to be shiny like the “frames,” so I used VersaMark and Black Embossing Powder. “Hello” (Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set) was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock, sprinkled with the powder, and set with the Heat Tool.
TIP: I stamped the sentiment first, in case it didn’t stamp just right, and used the Embossing Buddy to improve my chances. You can see in this close-up, there’s still room for improvement! Fortunately, the camera picks up more than the naked eye, so the stray powder won’t be seen by the recipient.
I used the “splotch” and “splatter” stamps from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set for the red and pink colors. The “splotch” is in Melon Mambo Ink and Lovely Lipstick Ink, which I stamped several times without re-inking. The “splatter” is Melon Mambo, stamped-off in two places.
After placing the poppy “frames” on Dimensionals, I added a few black jewels from my stash.
Today’s colors are from the Paper Players.
I’m also sharing with the “let it grow” theme at Global Design Project.
My store is open for business, and I’ve started offering a free gift to everyone who orders $50.00-149.00 within a month. If you use my Host Code, U463KNM3, February’s gift is the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. I would love to send this to you in March.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and shopping with me. I appreciate you!
The fairy from the New Wonders Stamp Set is showing that “love is in the air.”
“love is in the air”
The fairy was very excited about the stamping technique she used to write “love.” I think that’s because it was an accidental discovery! She planned on using the “splotch” stamp from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, and the word “love,” from the Well Written Die Set, as a stencil. But, when she stamped the “splotch” in Bermuda Bay Ink on top of “love,” it didn’t show.
The accidental discovery happened when she was cleaning the stamp by stamping on scratch paper, and there was “love,” perfectly stamped! She could hardly contain herself with joy, and stamped a few more clouds in Coastal Cabana Ink.
Before all this took place, I helped the fairy get dressed. Using an Aqua Painter and Ink Pads, I colored her blouse Melon Mambo, and her skirt Merry Merlot. Her other Stampin’ Blend colors are in my Product List. Then, I used my Paper Snips for fussy cutting, so she would be free to fly, well supported on Dimensionals.
The fairy’s background has a thin border of Bermuda Bay Cardstock, on a Thick Whisper White card base.
I was inspired by the theme from the Paper Players.
And, the colors are from Fab Friday.
Thank you for stopping by. In case you missed Saturday’s post, beginning this month, February, I’m adding a Host Code for your purchases. If you enter this code, U463KNM3, and order $50.00-149.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March. See Saturday’s post for more details.
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Have a great day!
Today’s card was a fun experiment in making “crumpled” flowers.
I knew I needed six flowers, because of the Paper Player’s challenge.
I began by using the Sale-A-Bration, Small Bloom Punch, to cut my flowers from Highland Heather Cardstock. To make the flowers “crumpled,” I wet them under a faucet, rolled them into tiny balls, and carefully unfolded them. Yes, I was careful, but this Cardstock is stronger than you think. After shaping them a bit, I let them dry overnight.
The following day, I added Faceted Dots to the flower’s centers, and placed them on Mini-Dimensionals. Then, I used Poppy Moments Dies to cut their leaves from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.
The background was made with Best Dressed 6X6 Designer Paper on a Seaside Spray card base.
“Thanks” was made with a Well Written Die, cut from a Black Foil Sheet. I think this paper looks like Patent Leather, which is a nice, shiny, contrast to the pastel colors.
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Thank you for checking out my “crumpled” flowers. Have a great day!
This fashionably dressed mother and daughter are from the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set.
Side by Side
I had fun dressing them, like paper dolls, using the “paper-piecing” technique with Tropical Oasis Designer Paper.
I first stamped the mother and daughter in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I stamped the mother and daughter on the DSP, and fussy cut the dresses.
TIP: It feels weird cutting off their heads, arms and legs, but you have to do it!
After gluing the dresses in place, I colored their skin with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend, and their hair with several colors named in my Product List below.
I used the largest Stitched So Sweetly Die for cutting.
The background is a Soft Sea Foam card base, stamped with palm trees from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz Ink.
“Side by Side” is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, cut with another Stitched So Sweetly Die. This sentiment is perfect, don’t you think?
Today’s card was inspired by the Paper Player’s challenge, “Fashion Fun.”
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Raise your hand if you love birthday cake! And, decorated with gorgeous flowers, who could resist?
3D Birthday Cake
This cake happens to be in a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Happy Birthday To You. Plus, Stampin’ Up! has recently released “Product Coordination,” available to Demonstrators now, and customers February 4th, which includes Birthday Dies. You can check out the Birthday Dies in my Product List.
Before using my new Birthday Die to cut the cake, I stamped it in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and colored it with four Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry, Dark Poppy Parade, and Light Old Olive.
The cake stamp already has a stand, which I snipped away, so I could place the cake on its new, die-cut stand. I used Nobel Peacock Foil in Old Olive, so the stand would have nice shine. I glued the stand to the bottom of the cake, and rounded both with my fingers, making it 3D. Placing Foam Adhesive Strips in the center guaranteed it would hold its shape.
For the background, I used a piece of 6X6 Regals Designer Paper, which I cut with a Stitched So Sweetly Die. This stripe is from the previous catalog, but you can see the four new patterns in my Product List. I glued this to Old Olive Cardstock, on a Thick Whisper White card base.
“Happy Birthday” is from the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set, stamped in memento Black Ink, and cut with a Stitched so Sweetly Die.
I’m celebrating with Global Design Project’s theme.
Thank you, Paper Players, for the beautiful colors.
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Are you hungry for cake? You’re not alone! Have a wonderful day!
Umbrellas indicate showers, and when there are showers, something new is around the corner. The new, Under My Umbrella Bundle, has the stamps and the punch to make wonderful cards for many occasions.
You could be thinking of weather, but I have wedding showers and baby showers in mind.
I began with a Highland Heather Card base, and a layer of Poppy Parade Cardstock. Then, I embossed the Whisper White top layer with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
Prior to embossing, I stamped three umbrella handles, from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, in Memento Black Ink.
The umbrellas were made with Designer Paper from 6X6 Packs, which you can see in my Product List. The check is current, while the stripe and dot have been replaced with new patterns.
I used Versamark to stamp the frames on the DSP, sprinkled with Black Embossing Powder, and set with the Heat Tool.
Finally, I used the Umbrella Builder Punch to cut the umbrellas, and placed them on Dimensionals.
“It’s your day!” is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape on Whisper White Cardstock. I used a Merry Christmas label die for cutting, which fit perfectly within the Ornate Frame Die. The Ornate Frame was cut from Highland Heather Cardstock.
The colors were inspired by Fab Friday.
I’m also sharing with the Paper Player’s, whose theme is “something new.”
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