The new, Sweet Silhouettes Die Set has five wonderful dies, including this tree.
I am casing Brian King’s design for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
I began with a card base in the beautiful, new, In Color, Purple Posy. This is layered with Whisper White Cardstock, Highland Heather Cardstock, and a piece of In Color 6X6 Designer Series Paper. There are four patterns, and the one I chose has tiny script running across it.
I added a shim when cutting the tree, and it cut through the Whisper White Cardstock without any problems.
After gluing my fabulous tree to the layers, I decorated it with the new, Woven Threads Sequins.
The sequins were sparkling, and it seemed only right to add the sentiment, “Leave A Little Sparkle Wherever You Go.” This sentiment is from the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp set, or, you may recognize it as the “unicorn” stamp set.
The words fit the Layering Oval Die perfectly, which I stamped in Highland Heather Ink, and bordered it with a scalloped oval from Purple Posy Cardstock.
Thank you for stopping by! You can see details of the new products by clicking on the pictures in my Product List. Have a great day!
Just when you think you’ve seen all the wonders of Washi Tape, flower petals appear!
Washi Tape Petals
When I first saw this Pressed Petals Washi Tape in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! I wasn’t sure how to use it, but knew I had to have it. If you feel the same way, clicking on the picture in my Product List will take you to my store for ordering.
It turns out, the flower was easy to make. I peeled off six petals, attaching them together at the center. They were sticky, so, placed them on my Silicone Craft Sheet, and put a Perennial Essence Floral Center in the middle.
Before making today’s card, I read a tip from Jacquii, that the Embossing Buddy will remove the stickiness. It worked perfectly! She also told us that each roll has 100 petals, which is good to know.
Now, on to the card, where I found the layout at TGIF.
I’m in love with the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper, and I used a pattern that duplicates my “real” flower. I made a 2″ banner with the Banner Triple Punch, adding two layers for thickness.
The card base is Crumb Cake, topped with a 1/8″ Pressed Petals DSP border, and more Crumb Cake Cardstock that I embossed with the new Brick Wall Embossing Folder.
My flower is resting on a Crumb Cake hexagon, cut with a Stitched Nested Labels Die.
“Thinking of You” is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, and stamped in Merry Merlot Ink.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing the new Pressed Petals Washi Tape. Incidentally, the brown Washi Tape in the picture has verses on it. It’s unique also, and I’ll be using it in the future.
If you like it, order ASAP. I’m just guessing, but the Washi Tape and Floral Centers seem like “sell-out” items.
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
The stamp set being featured this week at What Will You Stamp? is Nine Lives.
Cattails & Cat
Cat was happy to be the star of the show, so I used the Cat Punch with Very Vanilla Cardstock to make my mischievous cat. I know he is mischievous, because he has caused trouble on a number of my projects. Today, he didn’t want stripes or spots, but allowed me to give him definition by using a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake Ink around his body.
He insisted on hiding in cattails, because he loves catching mice there. Plus, he argued that he’s a cat, and has a cat tail, and thought it was a great play on words. I agreed, because I was anxious to use the new cattail die from the Friendly Silhouettes Die Set. The new Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper seemed to make Cat happy for his cattails, and it does look pretty, doesn’t it?
The same DSP was used for the background, which I cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, and placed on a Crumb Cake card base. Cat is sitting on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, and embossed with the Corrugated Folder. He thought that would add to his camouflage, and I like the dimension it adds.
Cat refused to say anything but “meow,” even though the stamp set has other great sentiments. Oh well, he does look cute hiding among the cattails. Can you see the mouse?
Thanks for stopping by. I’m sure Cat will ask me if you were able to see him, and thinks everyone should have some cattails. Clicking on the picture in my Product List will take you right to the Friendly Silhouettes Dies!
Summer beverages “hit the spot.”
My inspiration for today’s card was Claire’s challenge for the Paper Players Design Team.
I found the cute, little “summer beverage” in the Colorful Seasons stamp set, which I stamped in four colors, and cut with its coordinating die from the Seasonal Layers Die Set. I took the colors from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper on the right side of the card: Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Granny Apple Green.
The green stripe is really Old Olive, but I thought Granny Apple Green would taste better.
The sentiment, “Life is a beautiful thing,” also from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, was stamped in Memento Black Ink.
I couldn’t pass up using one of my favorite die-cuts, the Adirondack chair, so I added it in Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Besides, you need to sit down to consume all of those beverages!
I appreciate you stopping by, thank you! Colorful Seasons and Seasonal Layers are in the new catalog, and can be ordered by clicking on the pictures in my Product List.
Come join the Paper Players, and post your “summer beverages” in our gallery. Remember to keep it CAS (clean & simple). Get more inspiration from our Design Team.
When I think of unicorns, I think of rainbows.
The rainbow was easy to create, especially since I used the idea from a previous project. Remember my birds from earlier this month?
Rainbow Birds #simplestamping
I even used the same ink colors, which are in my Product List. Changing it up to fit the shape of the unicorn, I stamped the Geared Up Garage, “blotch” stamp, in a diagonal direction.
Next, I stamped the unicorn from Stampin’ Up’s new stamp set, Leave A Little Sparkle, in Memento Black Ink.
I love the realistic drawing of the unicorn, but I must tell you, I took some teasing from my family when describing the stamp set to them. I compared the “realistic” unicorns to the “cartoon” dinosaurs in the Dino Days stamp set.
So, dinosaurs are real and unicorns aren’t? I guess you just have to “believe,” and that’s the sentiment I chose.
To highlight the rainbow colors, I used Basic Black for the card base. And, with a stamp set title of Leave A Little Sparkle, I had to add some Iridescent Sequins.
If you would like to make your own unicorn projects, you can order this fabulous stamp set by clicking on the picture in my Product List. Thank you! I appreciate you shopping at my store!
Have an “unbelievably” good day!
I just received Stampin’ Up’s new Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, and I couldn’t wait to put it to use. I ended up with a “two-for-one;” two cards from one section of Designer Series Paper.
Card Number One:
Card Number Two:
I began with card number two, by cutting a section from the Laser-Cut DSP, and snipping the pattern free from the frame.
Next, I held the floral pattern (stencil) in place on Whisper White Cardstock, and used Sponge Daubers to apply ink to the flowers and greenery in two colors: Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green.
“Thanks” was cut using a Well Written Die from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, colored with a Sponged Dauber and Night of Navy Ink.
My colors were inspired by Global Design Project.
I chose Granny Apple Green for the card base, layered with Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the new, Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.
My number one, Laser-Cut card, developed from the ink colored, “stencil.” I placed it on the same Eyelet Lace embossed layer, on a Granny Apple Green card base.
“Friend” is also from the Well Written Die Set, and colored in Night of Navy Ink.
I’ve always liked the look of stenciling, and it’s a fun way to use this Laser-Cut DSP. Getting two cards from the process is a bonus!
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