This is my current favorite sentiment…”Hello Beautiful!” It’s such a nice sentiment to say to someone ~ so affirming and complimentary. It’s from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and I find that I’m using it often.
This card starts with a 5″ x 3-3/4″ watercolored panel of Shimmery White card stock. I used Flirty Flamingo ink with a little water on a piece of plastic and pressed it to the front of the paper, then set it aside to dry. (Sometimes I create several watercolored panels at a time and then I have them available and ready when I need them!)
Over the watercolor I stamped a pretty leaf from the Pop of Petals stamp set. Using Lemon Lime Twist ink, I stamped the leaf randomly around the panel, leaving a space for the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and I used the Stamparatus to get it even on the panel. Tie a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the panel and adhere this piece to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel of Lemon Lime Twist card stock. Then adhere that on a card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ of Whisper White card stock, scored at 4-1/4.” This is a nice spring card that you could use for lots of occasions simply by substituting different sentiments!
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Today’s card uses two of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather (It’s really a lovely lavender, don’t you think?). These are such pretty spring colors ~ just right for a sweet card for a friend!
The thing that really sets this card off is the Basket Weave Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It’s dramatic and makes a strong impression…especially in the spring…flower baskets, spring baskets, egg baskets…
The wreath and bow were created using the Wishing You Well stamp set. The wreath was cut out using two of the Layering Circle Framelits, one for the outside of the wreath and one for the inside. The bow was fussy cut using my trusty Paper Snips 🙂 Both were adhered to the basket weave piece using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The word “friend” was cut with one of the Well Written Framelits Dies using Highland Heather card stock, and attached to the wreath with tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
This card could be used for any type of occasion: birthday, thinking of you, hello, just anything! I like to have several cards like this on hand to send out when I need them.
Did you see my stamping space with the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!? Here’s how the remodel looks 🙂 These trays are amazing ~ they fit the Stampin’ Blends and the Ink Pads and Markers perfectly! You’ve got to try them!
Thank you for stopping by today, and happy stamping!
Watercoloring is so popular right now and SO easy! This card has what I call “light” watercoloring, that means — just enough watercoloring to make it pop! And, the Pop of Petals stamp set is a good stamp set to demonstrate this technique. I’ve created a video showing you how to do “light” watercoloring below.
One thing I love about the Pop of Petals stamp set is that it has a coordinating punch…who doesn’t love punches? They make it easy to create a great card in a snap.
This card is created with two gorgeous Stampin’ Up! purples: the lighter Highland Heather and the darker Gorgeous Grape. The card stock is Highland Heather and the flowers and ink are Gorgeous Grape. If you like purple, these will be your new favorite colors 🙂
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We all love butterflies! And the fabulous Butterfly Duet Punch is back in stock and we are happy 🙂 It punches 2 butterflies at one time, that’s why it’s called “Duet.”
The butterflies on today’s card were created in two ways. The larger butterflies were super easy, they were punched out of the coordinating Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. This paper is FREE with a minimum purchase only until March 31st during Sale-a-Bration!
The tiny butterflies were stamped on Whisper White card stock using the Butterfly Gala Stamp set and Balmy Blue ink. They were the punched out with the punch.
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The butterflies are attached to a piece of Whisper White card stock punched with the Starburst Punch. The green garden background is another piece of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. And the sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and is stamped in Balmy Blue ink across the bottom of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
Personally, I LOVE this Butterfly Duet Punch! May I encourage you to order it right away if you like it. It’s been so popular, it sold out the first time and I don’t want you to miss out!
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Each one of these stamps sets is fabulous and I’ve been enjoying using each one. My absolute favorites? I’d have to say the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and the Country Floral Embossing Folder. So if you don’t have either of those…please get them before they’re gone!! I promise you won’t be sorry 🙂
Happy St. Patty’s Day! Today, I have the cutest dog from the Happy Tails stamp set to bring you a little shamrock.
This is such a great set for dog lovers and for many occasions! If you look closely at the stamp set, you can see all the fun stamps. Do you see the spot stamp to add spots to the dog? 🙂 And, the bundle has a coordinating punch to go with it!
The shamrock was created by punching three little hearts using the Dog Punch and arranging them together at the bottom. This is the sweetest little heart, you’ll use it for all kinds of things! The shamrock stem is a stamp from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and it is stamped with Granny Apple Green ink.
The dog and the ruff-ruff sentiment (!) were stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut with one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.
Have you seen these dies? There are 13 different sizes of rectangles and each one has a stitched border! Wow!
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