A rainbow of balloons “for you on your birthday.” The sunlight in my craft room this morning is creating the shadows.
Rainbow of Balloons
The rainbow idea began with Claire’s challenge at this week’s Paper Players.
Since it’s a birthday card, I’m sharing it with Seize the Birthday.
I applied a fun technique of painting a rainbow of color on Thick Whisper White cardstock, prior to die cutting. In this case, I used the brush end of Stampin’ Blends, starting in the corner, as you see in the picture. The colors are overlapped, so they blend together. Then, I used the die from Candles & Confetti to cut nine colored balloons, and three plain white. I love this balloon die with the string attached!
I painted the colors in this order: Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Poppy Parade, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Mango Melody, Light Old Olive, Dark Pool Party.
After deciding on the balloon’s placement, I glued them to a Thick Whisper White background, which was glued to a Thick Whisper White card base. Four of the balloons were “popped” (laughing out loud) on dimensionals.
The sentiment, “For you on your birthday,” is from the coordinating stamp set, Blow Out the Candles. I stamped the sentiment in Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut it with a Layering Ovals die, and placed it on dimensionals.
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I never thought I’d be making a Christmas card in March. But, The Painted Seasons stamp set made me do it!
I began by stamping the realistic pinecone from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. It stamped so beautifully, I got carried away, and stamped five times. Then, I trimmed it to fit the space on my Tranquil Tide card base, and used a Be Mine Stitched die for the scalloped edge treatment. That same die was used for the Real Red cardstock trim on the bottom. My grandmother called this bric-a-brac.
It was easy to select the Designer Series Paper above my stamped pinecones, because the Painted Seasons DSP is covered in little pinecones, and coordinated perfectly.
I used the die from the Merry Christmas die set to cut the word, “Christmas,” from Real Red cardstock, and placed it on an angle.
It may be hard to see, but I added interest to the card by trimming an inch from the card front, and letting the Whisper White, scalloped edge, hang over a smidge.
On the inside, I stamped the word, “blessings” in Tranquil Tide ink, along with a design in Real Red ink, both from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. As I was doing this, I remembered a small pinecone from the Winter Woods stamp set. So, the final touch was stamping five pinecones in Soft Suede ink.
Thank you for stopping by. Keep in mind, the Painted Seasons stamp set and DSP are each FREE items with a 50.00 order, but can only be ordered through March 31st, or while supplies last. Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will take you to my store. Blessings on your day!
This Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper is gorgeous! I love the succulent’s colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party. Two cards ended up developing from one idea, a “two for one.”
One Idea-Two Cards
When I saw this week’s CAS(E) this sketch, I thought of the Puzzle Pieces die that cuts out a square jigsaw puzzle.
I began by using the Puzzle Pieces die to cut the jigsaw puzzle from The Painted seasons DSP. Then, I glued the puzzle pieces together on a 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2 square of cardstock. This was layered on a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Pool Party cardstock, which was layered on the 4 1/4 X 5 1/2″ Lemon Lime Twist card base.
I used the single Puzzle Pieces die to cut a jigsaw piece from the Painted Seasons DSP design in Pool Party. The sentiment, “One piece at at time,” is from the coordinating Love You to Pieces stamp set. I stamped it in Black ink, glued everything together, and that was it!
I had a nice frame of the succulent DSP left over from the first card, so I backed it with the design in Pool Party. This square was glued to a Pool Party card base. Then, I used that single puzzle die to cut to cut two succulent pieces, which I glued in the square. “Let’s get together soon” is another great sentiment from the Love You To Pieces stamp set, stamped in Black ink, and cut with the Classic Label Punch.
TIP: The puzzle pieces have several layers of cardstock, so they look and feel realistic. And, I layered the sentiment to match.
I hope you enjoyed my “two for one!” I see that the Painted Seasons DSP isn’t on my Product List, but clicking on my “shop” button will take you to my store where you’ll find it. It’s available through March 31st, while supplies last. Have a great day!
This week’s featured stamp set at What Will You Stamp? is Well Said. I chose the words, “make me smile” for my cheery, gingham card.
You Make Me Smile
The Well Said stamp set has wonderful sentiments for numerous occasions, and its versatility is hard to beat!
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, layered with Highland Heather, one of the 6X6 Gingham Gala DSP colors. The top layer is Highland Heather cardstock, embossed by the Country Floral embossing folder. For some reason, I was in the mood for rounded corners, and the Detailed Trio Punch made easy work of it.
Before embossing the top layer, I cut “YOU” with a Celebrate You die. Then, I cut another “YOU” from the smaller check, Gala Gingham DSP, and layered it several times for thickness.
While I was die cutting, I cut the two birds (Botanical Tags die set) from Gorgeous Grape cardstock, and two branches (Botanical Tags die set) from Granny Apple Green cardstock.
After stamping the sentiment (Well Said stamp set) in Gorgeous Grape ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, I used a Merry Christmas label die for cutting.
Before gluing everything in place, I tied Organza Ribbon around the middle, to give the birds a place to perch.
I hope to see what you create with the Well Said stamp set at WWYS?
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Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon
Today’s card is in celebration of Easter, and fits Anne Marie’s theme of “Spring Fever” this week at Paper Players.
He Is Risen
It was time to start making Easter cards, and His Grace is the perfect stamp set for the occasion.
The two doves from the Serene Garden stamp set are raising the banner high. I stamped the doves in VersaMark on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and sprinkled them with Gold embossing powder. Using the Heat Tool, the powder dried to a shiny finish.
I achieved the dove’s mirror image with the “reverse technique,” using the Stamparatus and Silicone Craft Sheet. I stamped the first dove in the normal manner. Then, I stamped the second dove on the Silicon Craft Sheet, followed by placing the cardstock on top of the VersaMark dove on the Silicon Craft Sheet, and stamping again. Since the dove stays in the same position on the Stampatus, the image is perfectly aligned. When you lift the cardstock, the image is on the backside, in the reverse direction. You may have to try this yourself, before it makes sense.
TIP: Place the cardstock tight to the top, and bring it down carefully, so it doesn’t move. This will prevent a fuzzy image.
Before placing the doves on dimensionals, I colored them with a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.
The idea of making a mirror image originated from the Paper Player’s sketch. It came in handy, because I needed two doves to carry the banner.
The banner is from the Banners for You stamp set, Which I stamped in Soft Suede ink, on Thick Whisper White cardstock. There is a die in the coordinating set, Bunch of Banners, that cut it out perfectly. I used the Stamparatus to make sure the sentiment, “He is Risen,” was placed in the middle.
I embossed the Sahara Sand background with the Ruffled embossing folder, adhering it to a Sahara Sand card base. A few Iridescent Sequins were added for some sparkle.
I decorated the envelope flap with a piece of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, so it’s ready to mail.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this brings you good thoughts about Easter. Keep scrolling to see all of my supplies. By clicking on the stamp sets, you can see what was hidden above.
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It is so exciting to get new stamp sets with dies to match! The possibilities are endless! Today’s project is a “quick & easy” thank you card, created with the Painted Seasons stamp set and Four Seasons die set.
I wanted to try stamping the flower from Painted Seasons with Calypso Coral ink on Blushing Bride cardstock, and was pleased with the results. After cutting with the Four Seasons die, my flower had a nice pink border, rather than white, which you get when stamping on Whisper White cardstock.
Since this worked so well, I stamped the leaves (three times) in Mossy Meadow ink on Soft Sea Foam cardstock, and cut with its die.
For the card base, I chose one of my favorite colors, Soft Sea Foam, and topped it with Whisper White cardstock. I used the long, narrow die from the Be Mine Stitched die set to give it a nice, scalloped edge. Then I layered on some Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper for my flower’s background.
The word “thanks,” from the Well Written die set, was cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock, and glued in place.
My inspiration for the layout was from this week’s Global Design project.
Do you see the three clear stars I added from the Metallics Sequin Assortment? I like the way they blend in with the starry background.
Thanks for visiting! If you check out my Product List, you’ll notice the price of the Painted Seasons stamp set is $0.00. That’s because it is FREE with a minimum order during Sale-A-Bration, which lasts until March 31st. Don’t wait, if you love it, because some items sell out.