Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments

Life has been crazy busy around here lately.  Last week was spring break so I had a chance to watch a couple of my grand-kids.  They have so much energy, I wish I could tap into some of it!  But, I did wear them out a bit by taking them for a walk (or should I say “scootering” – if that’s a word!) They zoomed ahead of me with their scooters and them came zooming back until they were ready for a break and some water.  Once back in car and on our drive home they re-energized their batteries.  By the time we arrived home they ready for some time on the trampoline…did I say they have so much energy!

Masking Technique Card

Today I am sharing a card I created using the Beautiful You and the Mediterranean Moments stamp sets and the masking technique.   This card took me less than 15 minutes to make and was inspired by my dear friend, Jackie.

 

Supplies

  • Beautiful You stamp set
  • Mediterranean Moments
  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Basic Black card stock – card base
  • 5 1/4″ x 4″ Real Red card stock
  • 5″ x 3 3/4″ Whisper White card stock
  • Scrap piece of Real Red and a DSP paper of your choice
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Crumb Cake Marker
  • Blushing Bride Marker
  • Post-it note

To make this card:

  • Stamp the girl with the umbrella from the Beautiful You set on the post it note and cut her out.
  • Stamp the girl with the umbrella from the Beautiful You set on to the Whisper White card stock about an inch from the bottom and centered.
  • Lay the mask over the girl and stamp the largest scene from the Mediterranean Moments set onto the Whisper White card stock while centering it on the paper.
  • Color the girl’s hair with a Crumb Cake marker and her legs and neck with Blushing Bride marker.
  • Stamp the umbrella the girl is holding onto the DSP scrap and cut it out.  Give this some time to dry before cutting it out since it takes a little more time for the ink to absorb into the paper.
  • Stamp the girl onto the Real Red card stock scrap – you don’t need the umbrella on this piece. Then cut out her dress.
  • Adhere the girl’s dress and the umbrella onto the Whisper White card stock.
  • Fold the card base in half and adhere the Real Red and Whisper White layers to it.

I really enjoyed this technique with these sets.  To me this girl should be strolling through the market place, headed to the boutique of her choice to shop! (I do love to shop!)

If you haven’t purchased either of these sets you have until May 31, 2017 before the January/May Occasions Catalog ends.  If you want to purchase them today from me, select the appropriate icon below and it will take you to my online store.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you take time to stamp today!

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Wacky Watercooler February “Spring Fever” Blog Hop

The first day of spring is March, 20, 2017, just 32 days away!  I am so ready for spring! Since spring is on it’s way, the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop is all about projects inspired by spring or spring events.  We will be showcasing products from the brand new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure, and, of course the Annual Catalog.

How the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Works: 

Before I show you my projects I wanted to remind you that this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started. You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Sheri Lee’s blog.  Didn’t Sheri have some wonderful projects!

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Beautiful You

I have seen some fabulous cards made using the Beautiful You stamp set in the 2017 Sale-a-bration catalog.  I have fallen in love with this set. I like it for so many reasons, but one of the main ones is because the main images can “stand on their own”.

For this card I stamped the beautiful dancing girl using Stazon ink on cork then used re-inkers to paint the image.  I added a wash of color to the background.  (A shout out to my friend Jackie for inspiring me to stamp on cork!)

Once again I stamped the dancer on cork, but this time I painted in her dress with white acrylic paint.  The cork really absorbs the color so I had to take my time and go over the area until I was satisfied with the intensity of the color.

Don’t you love the lace at the bottom of this card?  It’s from the Delicate Details Sale-a-bration set.

Jar of Love with a splash of Beautiful You and Timeless Textures

This next card says SPRING all over it to me!  It makes want to skips through fields of flowers under s sunshine filled sky and of course pick flowers!

The ink colors are Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake.  The card stock is Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White.

(Card stock measurements: Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5*, Pink Pirouette 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the Early Espresso card base is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded.  Scraps of Whisper White and Early Espresso)

To make this card –

  • I stamped the “large scribble image” from Beautiful You about 1″ down from the top of the 3 3/4″ x 5″ Whisper White card stock panel, then turned the image upside down and stamped it again after re-inking with Pink Pirouette.
  • Next I stamped the hearts from Jar of Love using Melon Mambo ink down the left side of the card leaving room to stamp the small splatter from Timeless Textures between each heart using Crumb Cake ink .
  • Using Old Olive ink I stamped two leaf sprigs on scraps of Whisper White card stock; then I die cut them out using the appropriate die from Everyday Jars Framelits.
  • Next I punched out three flowers, one each of Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and Old Olive using a retired punch (the four petal die from Botanical Builder Framelits would have also worked well.  I was just too lazy to run the paper through the Big Shot!)
  • I stamped the Love You greeting using Melon Mambo ink on a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White paper.  The greeting is from the Crazy about You set.
  • My next step was to die cut the cute little bird from Early Espress card stock using the smallest bird die from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits.
  • And finally, I die cut the fabulous heart from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.

Now I was ready to assemble my card.

  • I adhered the heart over the Pink Pirouette stamped images at the top of my card stock.
  • Next I snipped the end of the greeting piece into a banner and slipped one end into the heart center and adhered it.
  • I then laid out the leaf sprigs and the flowers to my liking around the heart and adhered them to the Whisper White panel.  I added small basic rhinestones to the center of the flowers.
  • Next I made a bow from Line Thread and adhered it to the bottom of my bouquet.
  • The little bird was added next.
  • I had some rhinestone hearts I bought at the craft store and added them to finish off my card front.
  • I finally assembled the layers of the card together.

Has this card made you ready for spring yet?

Dragonfly Dreams, Butterfly Basics, and Watercolor Wings

Well, if you’re not ready for spring yet hopefully this next card makes you start dreaming of warmer days.

This next card is inspired by a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.  I have had this design in my head since Christmas and finally got around to trying this fun fold.

The Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, the Watercolor Wings Bundle, and the Butterfly Basic Bundle are all fabulous bundles, and they all coordinate together to make a fun card.

The flowers were made using dies from the Flourish Thinlits.

I thought it would be much harder than it was to make this card, but the instructions at Splitcoaststampers are easy to follow,  All you have to do is add you favorite images!

I hope you have spring fever and are ready get out your stamps and create!  If you would like to leave a comment, click on the bubble at the top of this post. I’d love to hear from you.

You next stop is with the ever-so-talented Heidi Weaver.  She is going to dazzle and inspire you like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! Enjoy!

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