Friday, August 18, 2017

Holiday Tree

#stampinup    #faithfulinkspirations   One of my favorite sets from the annual catalog is "Vertical Greetings." There's just something about those long trees that really speaks to me. When I saw that one of my favorite stampers, Brian King, had created a Christmas card using that set, I was inspired to CASE (copy and selectively edit) his card!!

I started with a 1" by 4" strip of Whisper White Card Stock. I used Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers to color directly onto the stamp. I gave the stamp a few puffs of my hot breath to re-wet the ink and then stamped.  I added the sentiment from the "Thoughtful Banners" set in Cherry Cobbler. I adhered this piece to a 1-1/8" by 4-1/8" piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.

Next, I added a 2-1/2" by 3-7/8" piece of Be Merry Designer Series Paper to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Always Artichoke Card Stock. I tied a length of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon onto this piece before adhering it to a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.

Finally, I adhered the stamped tree to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and popped on a Gold Faceted Gem. Cute!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Christmas Deer

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I used some of the delicious Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Seris Paper on a card a while back and I had a strip of it lying in my scrap pile. I wondered whether it would work on a Christmas card, so I got out some Christmas-y supplies and some non-traditional Christmas colors and went to work.

The deer in the "Merry Mistletoe" stamps set is totes adorbs and I thought it would look great as a cameo. I stamped him in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Very Vanilla scrap and cut it out with a Layering Ovals Die.

Next, I cut the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP strip to about 2" by 5-1/8" and adhered it to a 2-1/4" by 5-1/8" piece of Tangerine Tango Card Stock.  Then I used the Card Front Builder Thinlits to make the frame at the top of a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock. I stamped the sentiment from "Merry Mistletoe" in Basic Black Archival Ink on the bottom corner of the Pear Pizzazz piece.

To finish the card, I added a length of Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon to the DSP piece before adhering it to the Pear Pizzazz piece. I added this to a Basic Black Card Stock card base. Finally, I adhered the deer cameo to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

So what do you think? Non-traditional Christmas colors? I like it. I think it's really retro.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Peaceful Smiles

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I really love the Adirondack chair framelit in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits collection.  I've been using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to make it, but I've seen other stampers using all kinds of colors, so I thought I'd give it a whirl for today's super simple card.
I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel. I added two pieces of Color Theory DSP to the panel.  The strips are approximately 1-3/4" by 4-3/4"--enough to give them some overlap.  Then I stamped the branch and flowers from the "Colorful Seasons" stamp set in Old Olive Ink on one strip and the sentiment, also in Old Olive, on the other strip. I cut a Crushed Curry chair and adhered it under the tree branch. Ah! What a peaceful scene! I then added the assembly to an Old Olive Card Stock card base. So simple!

All the products for this card are from the Color Theory Suite. The "Colorful Seasons" stamp set and matching Seasonal Layers Thinlits come in a bundle.  You'll save 10% when purchasing the bundle, over purchasing the items separately.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hello Friend

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   You know Stampin' Up is right on trend when you see advertisements using their colors. My card today features a dark wood panel from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and the colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White. Hmm, what other company is using those colors for their current ad campaign?

I love the "Wood Words" stamp set--it's rustic, it's eclectic, it's modern! My card is also inspired by one made by Val Moody in the UK (who is also one of the Creation Station design team members). And it was quick and easy, too! (Quick and easy must be my stamping motto!)

I started by stamping the floral stamp from "Wood Words" diagonally across the bottom of a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.  Next, I added a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of the darkest wood from the Wood Textures DSP stack.

I stamped a Real Red heart onto a Whisper White scrap and cut it out with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelit. I adhered this to an Early Espresso Card Stock scalloped circle that I cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. Then, I stamped the "hello friend" sentiment in Early Espresso onto another scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it with my Paper Snips and adhered it to the heart circle. I adhered this assembled piece directly to the Wood Textures DSP. Easy-peasy!

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