Beautiful Promenade is a great stamp set, and was chosen for this week’s What Will You Stamp? challenge.
Today, I’m sharing with you a “quick & easy” card using this stamp set. How do you like my yellow hibiscus?
PS. You are Loved
There’s a stamp for the outline of the flower, which I stamped in Pineapple Punch ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. A second stamp was used for the detailed lines, with Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink, and then used two of the Beautiful Layers dies for cutting the flower and the leaves.
Yellow and purple make a pretty combination, so Highland Heather cardstock is the card base, topped with a piece of Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6X6 DSP. I added texture to it with the Dot To Dot embossing folder. This was an experiment, and I was really pleased how the horizontal lines matched up.
The rectangle behind my hibiscus is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut with a Rectangle Stitched die. A Beautiful Promenade stamp was used to create the detailed edge with Gorgeous Grape ink.
“PS,” and “You are loved,” are also from the stamp set, and stamped in Highland Heather ink. I really like this sentiment!
Sometimes, you just need a “quick & easy” way to tell someone they are loved. I think this would do the trick!
I’d love to see how you were inspired, so won’t you please post your creation in the What Will You Stamp gallery? Thank you!
The Spirited Snowmen stamp set has been a Christmas card favorite, and will continue to be used throughout the winter months.
My husband and I were married in Pittsburgh on February 1st, nearly 33 years ago. There was snow on the ground, and even though we live in San Diego, I think this will be a perfect Anniversary card for him. Isn’t this couple adorable?
Spirited Snowmen in Love
Stamping and coloring the couple is the first thing I did. I stamped the couple in Smoky Slate ink on Watercolor Paper, and used an Aqua Painter with Smoky Slate to fill in their bodies. I continued watercoloring, using six other ink pads: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede.
Once colored, I used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting around my snow couple. The sentiment, “love never melts,” is so cute, and a must for this Anniversary card. I stamped it in Crumb Cake ink on Watercolor Paper, and used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting.
The layer of hearts is from a Be Mine Stitched die, and fits in perfectly with the current Global Design Project, sketch challenge.
The background was made with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder on a piece of Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. I chose a Smoky Slate card base, so it would all blend together.
I’m so glad this is the stamp set that was chosen for this week’s What Will You Stamp? challenge. As a member of the design team, I am asking you to join us, and I’m looking forward to seeing your contributions in our gallery. Clicking on this picture will take you there.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, the last day in 2018. Happy New Year!
The Merry Christmas To All stamp set has been used for many Christmas cards, but I also wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Wishes
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, layered with Galvanized Metallic Paper for some silvery shine.
Balloons are a must for celebrating on New Year’s Eve, and I found the perfect one in the Blow Out The Candles stamp set. I stamped the balloon, randomly, on the top third of Thick Whisper White cardstock in four colors: Lemon Lime twist, Call me Clover, Pacific Point, and Gorgeous Grape. Then, I added confetti with a die from the Candles and Confetti die set, because you HAVE to have confetti.
TIP: I “stamped-off” the balloons to give them a see-through appearance. This means, I inked the balloon, stamped on a piece of scrap paper, and then stamped the balloon on the card front.
“Wishing” and “You A” are from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, stamped in Pacific Point and Call Me Clover ink. I used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting; a new die set from the Occasions catalog that will be available January 3rd, 2019.
“Happy” is from the Merry Christmas die set, cut from Galvanized Metallic Paper, which matches the border.
“NEW YEAR” is from the Labeler Alphabet set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape, fussy cut, and placed on tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals. The letters are slightly askew for character. Besides, it was easier than arranging in a straight line. 😉
This project began with the challenge of using the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. Since I’m a member of the What Will You Stamp Design Team, I wanted to use this stamp set, and show you it can go beyond Christmas. If you own this stamp set, I’d be thrilled if you played along with us, and added your project in our gallery. Clicking on this picture of the stamp set will take you there. I hope to see your contributions!
“New Year’s” is the theme at Festive Friday, so I will share my card there.
Thanks for stopping by today. Just click on the pictures below to go shopping. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
What Will You Stamp? is featuring the Making Christmas Bright stamp set this week. It happens to have a twin stamp set, Making Every Day Bright, that expands the use of the fabulous Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.
I first stamped three bulbs in Real Red ink, and two in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, and then had the fun of punching them out. To make them extra “bright,” I stamped them in Versamark, sprinkled them with Clear Embossing Powder, and shot them with my Heat Tool. Can you see how they sparkle?
The bulbs needed a pretty place to hang, so I found this great branch in the Night Owl die set. I used Wood Textures DSP, and layered the branch with cardstock to give it thickness. Then, I arranged the bulbs, and glued them to the back of the branch.
For the background, I chose a piece of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Corrugated embossing folder.
The sentiment, “Sending warm wishes your way,” is from the Still Night stamp set, and cut with a Night Owl die.
Challenges are great for inspiration, so I’m sharing one of my last Christmas cards of the season with Paper Players and Festive Friday.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Bulbs card. Thank you for stopping by. Now, it’s your turn to add your Making Christmas Bright project to our gallery. Clicking on this picture of the stamp set will take you there. Have fun!
Frosted Floral was the suite that jumped out at me, when first viewing Stampin’ Up’s 2018 Holiday Catalog. The best word to describe it is, “luscious.”
I began today’s design with a piece of the Frosted Floral “Specialty” Designer Series Paper. It’s “special,” because it’s printed on shimmery paper. This silvery-gray and white print blends beautifully with the Smoky Slate card base.
Frosted Floral Bouquet
Can you see the raised leaves? It’s called the “eclipse technique,” and there have been lots of wonderful projects using letters with this technique.
I thought it would be fun to use the “eclipse technique” with the leaf from the Frosted Bouquet die set. I simply placed the die on a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Frosted Floral DSP, and rolled it through the Big Shot.
I repeated this two more times, placing the leaf where I thought it would be good for my bouquet of flowers. Next, I used the leaf die to cut more leaves for layering, so they would have dimension. Then, I glued the 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece on the Smoky Slate card base, and glued the layered leaves into their proper holes, matching the pattern of the DSP.
The First Frost stamp set provided my three flowers, which I stamped in Merry Merlot on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I love how the stamp gives the flowers a watercolor look.
I used a die in the Frosted Bouquet die set to cut two sprigs from Silver Foil. The sprigs are glued under the flowers at the base, but mostly unattached.
The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, and cut with a die from the Merry Christmas die set. I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Smoky Slate cardstock to coordinate with the flowers.
The flowers were naturally lifted by the leaves, and the sentiment was raised on dimensionals.
What Will You Stamp? challenge is showcasing the beautiful, First Frost stamp set this week. If you have this stamp set, we would love for you to post your creations in our gallery. You could be selected as our guest designer for the week!
Hopefully, you’ve been inspired. It’s hard not to love this gorgeous stamp set. Have a fabulous day!
Welcome to What Will You Stamp? This week’s challenge is using the Country Home stamp set.
Country Home Pitcher
We’d love to see you create something from this set for our gallery. Please join the fun!
My mother collected antiques, and she would have loved this graniteware enamel teapot. She didn’t even mind a little rust. These things are not cheap, and you’d be lucky to find one today for under $100.00. Good thing I like miniature, paper ones!
While I was thinking of Mama, I turned our Country Home pitcher into graniteware by using a Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil and an Aquapainter. I first stamped the pitcher in Night of Navy ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, I colored the sides of the pitcher with my pencil, brushing the color towards the center with my Aquapainter.
I intended to leave the pitcher on its square of Whisper White cardstock, cut with a Stitched Shapes die, so I had to figure out a way for foliage to come from its mouth. My solution was to punch a hole at the top of the pitcher, stick the foliage through the hole, and tape it to the back. To insure the hole was hidden, I added a bow of Braided Linen Trim.
The leaves (Old Olive cardstock) and the branch (Thick Whisper White cardstock) are from the Frosted Bouquet die set.
While my Night of Navy ink pad was handy, I stamped the sentiment (Country Home stamp set) on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I used the same Stitched Shapes die for cutting the square of Wood Textures, and backed it with Night of Navy cardstock, cut with a Layering Squares die.
My idea for the layout is from Fab Friday’s challenge.
My two squares needed a background, so I used the same Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and embossed it with the Tin Tile embossing folder. This wood blends nicely with its Gray Granite card base. I’m finding that Gray Granite is a fabulous neutral color.
Thank you for stopping by. Remember, we’d love to see your creations, using Country Home, in our gallery at What Will You Stamp?