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.
Don’t forget to go shopping at my store, while the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items are available! (now through March 31st while supplies last).
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Here is a “quick & easy” rainbow birthday card.
The rainbow/circle idea is from Steffi Helmschrott’s card at Global Design Project. We were challenged to CASE her fabulous card this week.
First, I decided on the colors I would use for my rainbow: Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Highland Heather.
After selecting rainbow colors, I needed to find a fairly small object for stamping. Remembering that the Cake Soiree stamp set had some nice, small flowers, I pulled it from the shelf. I was happy to find a round flower that was just the right size for stamping a horizontal row across the card front.
I stamped one flower, inked with each of the six colors, cleaning the stamp between colors. Then, I went back with each color, “stamping off” above and below the original “full strength” row. In retrospect, I could have completed the stamping with each color, before going on to the next, but I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out.
Now that my rainbow of flowers was complete, I needed a sentiment. The bright flowers on the Whisper White background called for a sentiment in black, don’t you think? The words, “happy birthday,” from the Well Written die set, happened to fit the space perfectly. Plus, it’s a cheery looking card that someone having a birthday would like to receive. I used the two dies to cut the words from Basic Black cardstock, and adhered them with tiny dots of liquid glue, being careful not to lose the “i.”
This would be a fun card for a beginning stamper, especially if you simply stamped “happy birthday” in black ink. I’ll have to keep that in mind.
Thanks for the visit. Have a great day!
Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
What’s the best thing for serving a warm cup of tea? You’re right, a teapot!
This adorable teapot is part of the Sale-A-Bration offerings that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order, now through March 31st. The Tea Time die set coordinates with the Tea Together stamp set in the Occasions catalog, which you can see pictured in my Product List below. My favorite stamp sets have dies that cut the images, and this was an exciting Sale-A-Bration surprise!
It’s really fun selecting the china pattern for the teapot. This pattern is from Share What You Love DSP, which I especially like for it’s extra thick, non-breakable, quality. I stamped the teapot in Soft Suede ink, so the outline could be seen, before using its die for cutting.
The beautiful, Whisper White tablecloth was made with the Lace Textured embossing folder. The teapot is resting on a mat of Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive leaves, plus Rich Razzleberry sprigs made with Wonderful Floral dies.
Old Olive linen Thread was tied around the tablecloth and knotted, before adhering the tablecloth to the Crumb Cake table.
Don’t you just love the sentiment, “You are the best thing I never knew I needed” from the Wonderful Romance stamp set? I stamped it in Crumb Cake ink, and it fit beautifully on the Whisper White plate made with a Wonderful Floral die. Three little pearls were tossed on the plate for good measure.
But, the excitement doesn’t stop here. I had to share with you this stand-alone teapot. Peggy Noe shared it with her Sweet Stampers in a gingham print, and I’m sorry we don’t know the originator, but it’s just too cute not to pass along.
This is how I made it:
Cut a piece of cardstock, 3 1/2″ X 6 1/2″
Score at 3 1/4″ and fold
Place the teapot die on the folded cardstock with the knob just a bit above the fold.
Cut two teapots from your favorite china pattern, and glue. I used the Reverse Mirror technique to stamp the back of the teapot, but it would be fine to die cut without stamping. I bet you can’t wait to try it!
Thanks so much for paying me a visit!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art YOU ARE HERE
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio Blog
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Christine Eck at Dances with Hooves
Good morning! Today’s card makes me chuckle. My husband is very supportive of my card making, but he teased me about saying “welcome baby” three times. He said there would be a small market for those needing a card for triplets. My intent was an enthusiastic welcome for ONE baby. Time will tell, if it’s used for one baby or three!
The whole triplet idea began with this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
For my three objects, I found the cute, little bird in the Well Written die set. The bird was perfect for my baby card in the cardstock colors of Blushing Bride, So Saffron, and Pool Party. I placed the three birds on Dimensionals atop a Rectangle Stitched die cut, which is also on Dimensionals.
The background of Whisper White cardstock is adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base. Rather than using an embossing folder, I used the words, “welcome baby” to create the embossed effect. The words are from the same die set as the bird, Well Written. I cut three of each word from Thick Whisper White cardstock, and glued them in place.
In the first photo, you can see the envelope flap, decorated with a piece of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, so it’s ready to send.
Thanks for stopping by today. Let me know if you know of someone having triplets! Check out all of the other words the Well Written die set has to offer. Just click on the picture in my Product List below.
This month the Kre8tors Blog Hop is all about Valentines and Love. Hearts are wonderful for making Valentines, but they are just as wonderful for making wedding cards. Today I’m sharing a white on white wedding card, with just a touch of color.
My Thick Whisper White heart is from the Be Mine Stitched die set in the Occasions 2019 catalog. After cutting the heart with the die, I embossed it with the Lace Textured embossing folder, which takes it to a new level of “wow.!”
TIP: I was careful to place the heart, so the embossed design would be symmetrical.
The white branch behind the heart is made with a favorite, Petals & More die, also cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock.
How do you like the hearts of color? They were made with a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set, which I used for cutting a stencil. Then, holding the stencil in place, I Sponge Daubed Pool Party ink across a lower portion of the art piece.
Before adhering the art piece to the Thick Whisper White card base, I attached some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. It seems perfect for a wedding card, doesn’t it?
The sentiment, “Congratulations,” is from the Petal Palette stamp set, stamped in Black ink, and cut with a Petals & More die. This was raised on dimensionals, as was the heart.
I finished the inside with a sentiment from the Better Together stamp set, “All the Best for a future filled with love!”
The heart was stamped in Pool Party ink with a stamp from Meant To Be, and cut with a Be Mine Stitched die.
I embossed the envelope flap with a Petal Pair embossing folder for added detail.
After a sprinkling of a few Iridescent Sequins, my wedding card was complete.
Keep scrolling to see my Product List below. Clicking on the pictures will take you to my online store for purchasing. Thank you so much!
Continue hopping to see all of the “love” projects the Kre8tors want to share with you. We appreciate your comments.
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Tracy Marie Lewis
Laura Kate Mackie
First Frost is a wonderful, holiday, stamp set, that is carrying over to the new year. Thank you Stampin’ Up! It’s beautiful foliage and flowers are great for any time of year.
Today, I’m using the First Frost stamp set, and Frosted Bouquet dies, with Laurie’s Paper Players color challenge.
This wedding or anniversary card began with a sturdy framework of a Basic Gray card base, topped with a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock, which I used a Stitched Rectangle die for cutting. The next size smaller, Rectangle Stitched die, was used for the Whisper White layer that I embossed with Layered Leaves.
The plaque was made with two Frosted Bouquet dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock, and layered it on Smoky Slate cardstock. After adding dimensionals, I placed it on the embossed layer.
I wanted the foliage and flowers to have a delicate look, so I decided to stamp the images from First Frost on Vellum cardstock. The two flowers are Melon Mambo, and the two pieces of foliage are Basic Gray.
TIP: The ink doesn’t dry as fast on vellum, and can smear. Stamp a few extra, so you can test for dryness.
Once the vellum pieces were dry, I used Frosted Bouquet dies for cutting. I used Tombow Liquid Glue for adhering parts of the foliage, and it doesn’t show at all. The flowers are on a single dimensional that I placed in their centers.
I’ll decide the inside sentiment when I know the recipients, because there are several great options for a wedding or anniversary in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.
The final touch was the row of pearls.
Thank you for visiting me today. You can see what I used in my Product List below. Clicking on the pictures will take you to my online store.
Now, off you go to see what the other Paper Players design team members created for your inspiration. I’m hoping to see you in our gallery!
The Paper Players Design Team