The foils used on today’s card are so so pretty! The colors are luscious ~ Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, and Pretty Peacock. These foils are very special, and they’re going to look fabulous for the holidays!
Today’s card begins with a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ square Whisper White card stock base. Add a 4″ x 4″ background of Sparkle Glimmer Paper for the foil leaves to sit on. Don’t the leaves look amazing embossed? That was done with the Nature’s Roots dies. These dies are special because they both emboss and cut the leaves. And the embossing just shines on the foil!
Sometimes it’s hard to adhere things to both the foils and the glimmer paper. I recommend our Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals, that’s what I’ve used on this card.
The sentiment was cut from the Blueberry Bushel Foil using the Well Written Dies. The left and right edges of the word “friend” are adhered to the leaves with 1/2 of a Mini Glue Dot 🙂 It just took a tiny bit of the glue dot to do it. A Noble Peacock Rhinestone acts as the dot on the “i.”
I’m stocking up on these and other foils and glimmer paper for the upcoming holidays! I recommend you do the same thing!
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It’s almost fall and it’s time to start thinking about fall leaves! This is a “transitional” card, bridging the transition between summer and fall 🙂 And, I’ve created a new video to help you make some pretty embossed and highlighted leaves!
Today’s card starts with the standard A2 card base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2,” scored at 4-1/4.” There are 2 panels on top of the card base. Each is cut at 3-3/4″ x 5.” The first panel is a piece of Mint Macaron Gingham from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack. And the second panel is Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.
The watercolor panel has a light Petal Pink watercolor wash. After that dries, stamp the gorgeous leaf stamp from the Very Versailles stamp set using Mint Macaron ink. Then add some Early Espresso splatter. Tie a piece of Linen Thread around the lower portion of the watercolored panel; and tie a bow.
Using the Nature’s Roots dies, emboss and cut two 3-leaf clusters from Mint Macaron card stock and one large leaf from Petal Pink card stock. Color the veins with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend as shown in the video. Then lightly sponge the edges of the leaves with a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake ink. Also very lightly sponge the leaves. Adhere the leaves over the Linen Thread using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a copper Leaf Trinket using Mini Glue Dots.
Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a scrap piece of Petal Pink card stock. Cut with the small label die from the Perfect Parcel Dies, then trim as shown in the video, and adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
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Welcome to the Pals’ August Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions” – cards or projects that add beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! 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 full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
The special occasion for today’s card is a friend’s wedding! The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper is just the right paper for a beautiful card and a beautiful occasion. And of course a special card needs a special envelope. The envelope was made out of vellum and tied closed with the gorgeous Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon (did I say gorgeous?!!!). Some Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon were tied in with a few little Bird Ballad Trinkets (a tiny key and some leaves).
The card base is a special large size: 6-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ created with Whisper White card stock. A Petal Pink panel 6-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ was glued to the front of the card base. Then I cut and adhered a piece of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, 6-1/4″ x 4,” making sure to keep as many flowers as possible within the borders of this piece.
The sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White card stock and cut out with a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Rose Metallic Thread was attached to the back of the square. See my Video Tutorial on how to do this HERE. And a few Woven Threads Sequins were added for bling 🙂
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. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
Today’s I want to show you the Sailing Home stamp set. It’s really a lovey set, it’s good for anyone who likes sailing or the ocean; it makes a good guy card, and the main sentiment is so encouraging. “Let Hope Be Your Anchor” is a saying that can help people who are in many difficult situations. It’s based on a Bible verse that says “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul…” Here’s a video tutorial of how I made today’s card.
We all know how to make this into a card for a guy, so I created a card more for a girl. This card uses the beautiful In Colors Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray. I just LOVE these two colors!! They’re soft and pretty and look great together.
This is a cling stamp set with 5 sentiments and 7 images, including a really cool lighthouse that I plan to use soon!
The Whisper White Flax Ribbon here was pulled apart to create individual pieces that can be used in other ways. To get it started, cut a 5″ piece of the flax ribbon. Hold it horizontally in front of you. Cut off the top thread of the section using Paper Snips. Then begin to pull off the remaining threads individually, and use them as you wish. Here they are looped and attached to the back of the starburst circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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Today’s card just says San Diego, doesn’t it? Sometimes it’s fun to create a card that looks like where you live 🙂 That’s one reason I got this Waterfront stamp set ~ it has stamps that can create a San Diego beach scene! It can also create mountain scenes with evergreens…very fun!
This card starts with a card base of Balmy Blue card stock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2,” scored at 4-1/4.” The 4″ x 5-1/4″ striped piece is from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Another patterned piece from the same dsp was cut to 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4.” This piece is backed on one side with a piece of Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon, adhered under the right edge just so the ribbon edge shows.
Use the various stamps to create a beach scene on a 4″ x 2-1/2″ of Whisper White card stock. Adhere this piece to the ribbon-backed piecd using Multipurpose Glue, then adhere both pieces to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock in Terracotta Tile ink, and punch out with a 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. Clip to the upper left corner of the scene piece with a white Mini Library Clip. These items are all listed at the end of this post and you can click on any item to go right to my online store 🙂
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Happy August! Can you even believe it’s August already? Here in Southern California some of the schools start back in mid-August, Yikes!
Today’s card uses the Floral Essence stamp set. I really like this stamp set because it’s so versatile, you can make lots of different flowers, and each one is gorgeous! Take today’s flower for example, it’s the largest stamp and it has such nice lines.
The colors used on today’s card look surprisingly good together. What do you think?
Create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base using Whisper White card stock.
Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Subtles Designer Series Paper in Mint Macaron. Wrap horizontally with Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon and tie in a small bow on the left side. Adhere to the card base with Multipurpose Glue.
Stamp 2 of the largest flower on a scratch piece of Whisper White card stock in Daffodil Delight ink. Stamp the centers in Early Espresso ink. Cut out the flowers with Paper Snips and adhere them to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp several of the leaves with Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White card stock and fussy cut. Tuck them under the flowers and attach them with dots of Multipurpose Glue. Stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink on a 3/4″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White card stock and adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.