Today I have some fun things to show you, both products and a technique! First of all, this sweet birthday card uses the wreath from one of my current favorite stamp sets: Wishing You Well. Wreaths work for any card, right?? This card actually uses three (3) different stamp sets…fun!
Have you ever used Whisper White Craft Ink? It’s different from other inks in that it stamps on very bright white but dries much lighter. It makes a nice subtle pattern that can be used for a background piece.
And that’s what I’ve done here. I’ve stamped the berry branch stamp from the First Frost stamp set arbitrarily on a panel of Mint Macaron card stock to create a soft background for my card. I love the way it turned out!
Then I added a narrow panel of Powder Pink card stock embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I love the depth of texture it adds! A square of Soft Sea Foam card stock was stamped with the wreath stamp using Crumb Cake ink.
The little Birthday Wishes sentient from the Varied Vases stamp set just fit perfectly on this card – almost like a banner on the wreath. You could use any small sentiment, that’s what makes this card so versatile 🙂
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The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are staples in my craft room. The “celebrate” sentiment is one that can be used for several different occasions…birthday, congratulations, and others!
Today I’m using the sentiment to celebrate the season! I love fall – have I said that? And here in San Diego County it’s actually been cooler than usual this October. I’m a happy girl!!
Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide and Peta Pink are the colors used on this card. The petal shape is repeated in several of the elements, that’s what brings everything together.
To create this card, start with a Whisper White card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Then adhere the Cajun Craze panel 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
Adhere a 3″ x 2″ piece of Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper wrapped on the left edge with a piece of Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled Ribbon. Punch some Vellum three times using the Leaf Punch and randomly arrange them under the die-cut word “Celebrate.”
I have so many birthdays in October that I’ve been creating lots of cards, and this is definitely one that I’ll be sending out to a special friend! The products used are listed at the bottom of the post and you can easily order them by clicking on the product or products you are interested in.
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This stamp set has become a real favorite ~ Rooted in Nature. There’s so much to love about it, especially these fabulous large sentiments!
Today I’ve used some soft colors to make the sentiment pop. Soft Sea Foam is one of our newer subtle colors, doesn’t it make a lovely background color? The other two colors are Petal Pink and Pear Pizzaz (lots of P’s).
The sweet white flowers and leaves are from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and it’s been layered under the sentiment piece.
I just love the leaves from this stamp set. Look at those veins in the leaf. I mean, what other stamp shows leaf veins like that? Here they’ve been stamped in Pear Pizzaz ink.
We have three Winners!
Yesterday I had a card giveaway at the very end of my post. I forgot to put the words “Card Giveaway” in the title of the post so very few of you noticed and left comments. In fact, only three of you left comments. So, I’ve decided to send three cards of yesterday’s design, one to each of those who left a comment!
Susan, Patricia, and Bette ARE ALL THREE WINNERS! You three are some of my most faithful blog readers, and I am more than happy to send you each one of the fall birthday cards!! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading my blog!
Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!
Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October Paper Pumpkin kits to offer at this special introductory rate of $5 for first time subscribers! The flash sale will end October 10 OR when the kits sell out (whichever is first). They will sell out quickly at this $5 price so subscribe NOW!
IMPORTANT: Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.
- The flash promotion price for new month-to-month subscribers is $5 (USD).
- The flash promotion starts October 8, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. MT.
- To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin at the flash sale price through me, click here.
- Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.
- The sale will continue until supplies of the kit run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first.
- If the supply runs out before October 10, sale will end and Stampin’ Up! will automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November’s kit (which features a one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
- Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
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Today I want to show you the gorgeous leaves that you can create with the Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies.
The three leaves shown here are intricately detailed. The different colors of card stock show off their beauty – Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, and Daffodil Delight. A bit of Bright Copper Shimmer Paint has been sponged on the Daffodil Delight leaf.
Behind the leaves is a piece of Calypso Coral card stock which has been embossed with the Tin Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The embossed piece was then sponged with the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint. This paint gives a beautiful antique look.
The Bright Copper Shimmer Paint is fun, I mean seriously fun! You shake up the little jar, take off the lid, and put your Sponge Dauber into the lid to get some of the paint Then you just rub it onto the embossed panel. You can pat it on, but I’ve rubbed it on in circles so that the paint moves over the whole panel. It’s so pretty and shimmery!
Would you like me to send you this card? Simply leave me a comment by clicking on the rectangle below. You have until Tuesday, October 9, at 6:00 pm Pacific Time to leave a comment. After that I will use the Random Generator to choose one of you who commented, and I will contact you by email for your mailing address so I can mail the card to you! Yippee!
Easy, right? I love sending my cards to you And, I love hearing your comments!
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