Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our theme is the “new 2020-2022 In Colors.” The Design Team is showcasing the new family of In Colors from the new catalog. We know you will love them as much as we do! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
My word for this year’s In Colors is “rich.” They aren’t quite gem tones, and they aren’t really deep, but they are rich colors Each one has depth, and blends well with other colors. For today’s card I’ve used the In Colors Just Jade, Bumblebee, and Misty Moonlight.
Today’s card uses the sweet new Posted for You Bundle. It has the cutest Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch 🙂 The “stamp” is featured right in the center of this square card. Here are the details on how to make this card:
The birds and leaves were stamped in Sahara Sand ink on two pieces of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. One image was lightly watercolored with Just Jade and Misty Moonlight ink, using the new Water Painters. On the second image, only the lower bird was watercolored with Bumblebee ink. It was then fussy cut out of the rest of the image. This tiny bird was adhered over the bird on the first piece, using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. A Magenta Madness In Color Enamel Dot was placed in the upper left corner of the stamp for the tiniest bit of bling!
The card base is 8-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White card stock, scored at 4-1/4.” A 4″ square piece of Just Jace card stock was adhered to the card front with Multipurpose Glue.
A 3-3/4″ square piece of Bumblebee card stock was cut and dry embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder. Then a piece of Misty Moonlight card stock was cut with the largest square die from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered on a diamond angle over the Bumblebee piece, using Multipurpose Glue.
A Square Vellum Doily was trimmed down with Paper Snips and adhered in the center of the Misty Moonlight piece with tiny dots of Multipurpose Glue. Some Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine (part of the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) was wrapped twice around the Bumblebee piece and secured on the right side with a bow. The entire piece was then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Just Jade piece. The postage stamp was adhered over the baker’s twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock with Just Jade ink, and punched out with the Classic Label Punch. It was adhered to the card front, also with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals..
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! Mark your calendars for July 8th – Gifts from the Garden when the design team will showcase cards or gift ideas from treasures found in the garden.
Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.
The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is – in one word – beautiful! Today’s card uses this stamp set to showcase the five retiring 2018-2020 In Colors. These colors will retire on June 3rd and I want to be sure you can grab the ones you want before they’re gone. Many times they sell out before they retire!
I’m wondering, which color is your favorite? Are you all stocked up on it? Mine is Lovely Lipstick, and you’ll be seeing more of it in the coming days 🙂 Here’s a video from my Facebook Live last Friday that demonstrates how to make today’s card:
One thing I love about this stamp set is the sentiments, they are so nice – ones that you can use over and over. You could create so many variations on today’s card: use softer colors,,, stamp all of the flowers on one side of the Whisper White card stock, SO many ideas!
Click the colors below to see all that’s available in these gorgeous colors:
Last week was my daughter’s birthday and I made these fun gift bags and a coordinating card. I was so excited with the way everything turned out! I used the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the bags.
I followed a fabulous tutorial by Amanda Fowler of Inspiring Inkin’. I know you’ll want to see her video; CLICK HERE.
The flowers were created using a new technique I learned where I sponged card stock and spritzed it with alcohol and shimmer paint. I then punched the card stock with a scalloped heart punch and glue gunned the hearts together at their pointed bases, alternating them in a circle form. I then scrunched the flower together tightly in my hand. To add the silver and copper on the edges, I pressed the tops of the petals into Versamark ink, sprinkled embossing powder on them, and set with a heat gun. The centers of the flowers were made using a 3/4″ strip of Silver Foil or Basic Black card stock. Cut into one long side of the strip about every 1/8″ then roll the strip up and glue gun it into the center of the flower.
I made a coordinating card also using this beautiful designer series paper. The flowers on the card were cut from Petal Pink card stock with the Cherry Blossom Dies. Some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were placed in the centers. The sentiment from the Parisian Beauty stamp set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White card stock, and cut out with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
This project was SO much fun to make! Especially because I had lots of beautiful products to work with. To see everything I used (I hope I remember everything!) see the items at the end of this post.
I’d love to hear what you think of today’s projects! Please leave me a comment and let me know!
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The Peaceful Poppies Suite is gor-jus!!! All I can say is LOVE IT! There are so many elements to this suite. For today’s card I’ve used the Painted Poppies Bundle.
My two favorite dies in this bundle are what I call the “wild circle” die, and the scalloped-edge die. I used them both on this card. They are really fun dies…I think they add a bit of whimsy to anything you put them on 🙂
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the coordinating Peaceful Moments stamp set. I like this sentiment that uses two different fonts in one sentiment. And it looks nice on the Purple Posy card stock doesn’t it?
One sheet of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper was used as a background sheet. A 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Purple Posy card stock was then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the center of the DSP sheet. A 4″ x 3″ piece of the reverse side of the same DSP sheet was used as the next layer. The scalloped-edge die was then used to cut a piece of Purple Posy card stock. This piece was adhered to the bottom of the small dsp sheet and then adhered to the Purple Posy piece with Multipurpose Glue.
The sweet little grouping of poppies was stamped on the blue striped paper using Mossy Meadow ink. The poppies themselves were colored in with a bit of Blackberry Bliss ink using a Blender Pen. This applies just a bit of ink just where you need it.
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Welcome and happy Friday! Today is my Facebook LIVE Friday and I have a pretty tulip birthday card for you today! I’m showing it to you here, but we will make it together at 4:00 PM (Pacific) Live on my Facebook Page (CLICK HERE)!
The Timeless Tulips stamp set is so pretty, and for this card I’ve simply stamped and lightly watercolored with an Aqua Painter to achieve this look. I had so much fun working on the front of this card, I also did the inside of the card and the envelope!
This is a Distinctive Stamp Set which means that it’s very realistic. The Distinctive stamps are some of my favorites. I particularly like this set for spring and Easter. It’s just lovely!
After stamping and using my Aqua Painter, I did a bit of splattering some black ink over the card. I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and pulled the edge of the cap across the brush tip end. This creates the splatter. The sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock.
Please join me and my little dog Elie to learn the techniques used on this card! Here is the LIVE video:
Birthday cards with hearts are my favorites! This card is quick and easy and features two different techniques that I will show you on my FB Live video below. If you haven’t joined me yet for my Friday Facebook Live, I hope you will! I go live every Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time with a new project and some little antics with my Yorkie Elie 🙂 Here’s a link to my Pretty Paper Cards Facebook Page: CLICK HERE.
Now that you’ve seen the video, you know that Elie ate my sample card! Well, ok, chewed it. I was keeping it in a little plastic bin at her level. She hadn’t been chewing things, so I didn’t think it would be a problem. Wrong. She found it while I was teaching one of my card classes and had some fun playing with it (I think she was feeling left out!).
The two different techniques shown in the video are: (1) making a frame around a punched shape using the same punch; and (2) making a 3-dimensional item using a punch. These are fun little techniques that you can use in your own cardmaking!
The beautiful Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper was used on this pink heart card, as well as the card I featured last Friday. I love that the paper is called “Pleased as Punch,” because it coordinates with four different punches 🙂 Visit my online store to see this paper and other fabulous products!
As a reminder, here’s the card from last Friday that uses the same pretty paper and other coordinating punches:
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