Welcome to the Kre8tors March 2019 Blog Hop. Today, we are getting ready to say “bye bye” to our wonderful Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration items. I hope your favorites are still available, because they are offered only as long as supplies last, through March 31st. The Country Floral embossing folder is one of my favorites, so that is what I chose to highlight today.
This antique frame was made with Thick Whisper White cardstock, trimmed to 4″ X 5 1/4″. After cutting out the middle with a Rectangle Stitched die, I embossed it with the Country Floral embossing folder. Then, I rubbed the VersaMark pad over the top of it, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder, and set the powder with the Heat Tool. My mother had an antique frame that looked just like this!
The frame has a sturdy foundation of Foam Adhesive Strips. Wanting to achieve an antique look, I used Thick Very Vanilla for the card base.
Looking for a sentiment appropriate for framing, I found one with a beautiful font in the Enjoy Life stamp set:
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink in the middle of the Very Vanilla card base, and gave the entire card base some Subtle Texture embossing.
To enhance the antique look, I placed some Lace Trim at the top of the sentiment with Tear & Tape. For a bit of color, I used a small flower die, from the Bouquet Bunch Die set, to cut flowers from Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, added to the flower centers, was the final touch.
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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.
Thanks so much for visiting me today! I hope you enjoyed my rainbow technique. Give it a try, and join us in the Paper Player’s gallery!
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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!