Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Strawberry Thank You

Hi everyone!
I am sharing a fun, summery thank you card today.

The yummy strawberry stamps are from the I Pick You stamp set by Catherine Pooler.  Using my MISTI to get them stamped in straight lines.

I did a little stamping on the inside too!  

Here's a peek at my card for this week's Floral Inspired Color Challenge over at StampNation.

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Floral Card

Monday, July 24, 2017

Concord & 9th Masterclass - Layering stamps

Hi everyone!  We are in the middle of the Concord & 9th Masterclass over at StampNation.  Concord & 9th is teaching us all about Unexpected Layering.  So far we have learned about layering with dies and stamps.

The video's have been amazing so far and I can't wait to learn more.  

For my cards today, I decided to do some creative layering with stamps.  I took Concord & 9th's Barnwood Background stamp to stamp my card panel.  I then stamped the outline flower from You are Enough and filled in with the solid stamps to add color.  I love the effect using a light shade and a darker shade to create a realistic looking flower.

I took the Hope label die to cut from the panel and stamped a coordinating sentiment from the Hope stamp set.  I added my panel to a piece of black card stock to help the sentiment stand out.  I attached this to a white card base and added some black and white twine and some sequins to finish off my card.  

While I had my supplies out I made another card using different colors.

It's not too late to join StampNation - the Masterclasses are free with your membership.  Click here to learn more!

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Best in You

Hi everyone!
Happy Saturday!

I have a couple cards to share with you today using one of my favorite sentiment stamps from Catherine's Freshly Picked release.  I definitely want to live this way and teach my children the same.  Isn't it a great sentiment to live by?!

I wanted the sentiment to take center stage, so I used my MISTI.  I then took the layering flowers from the set to stamp around the sentiment.  Aren't those flowers fun?  There are three layers, but you can just stamp two if you like. ( I did just two layers on the pink flowers below)   I am a bit obsessed with gray leaves lately.  I used the new Black Jack ink to stamp off to get the lightest color and then full on Black Jack for the second layer.  I added some black and white twine to finish off this one layer card.

This card is very similar, but I took the largest Merry Labels die to cut from my top layer.  I then added some foam tape to pop it up in the negative space.  I LOVE that this sentiment fits perfectly in the Merry Labels die!!!!

Before you go I wanted to let you know about a sale over at Ellen Hutson!  She is having a HUGE Christmas in July sale.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Pineapple thank you

Hi everyone!
I have a quick thank you card to share with you today!

I started by masking off a strip on the front of my card and then used Glass Bead Glitter Gel through the Checkerboard stencil.  I stamped the pink pineapple, die cut it and then stamped and embossed the sentiment on black card stock.  I scattered a few sparkly clear sequins to finish it off.

Here's a close up of the Glass Bead Glitter Gel.

Love the sparkle!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

I Pick YOU!

Hi everyone!
I'm back with another card using Catherine's new Freshly Picked Release.  
If you missed my blog post yesterday, click HERE to check it out.

Today's card features the Mod Flowers stencil and the I Pick You stamp set and matching dies.

  I lightly sponged over the Mod Flowers stencil using the new Black Jack ink.  I die cut then stamped the two apples.  Stamped the sentiment and then attached the apples with foam tape.  For my finishing touch I added some black and white twine.

Have you purchased any of the new products?  I can't wait to see what everyone creates using the new goodies!  I will be back soon with more cards.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  I Pick You (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink:  Lime Rickey, Rockin' Red, Icing on the Cake, Black Jack & Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper:  Premium White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories:  Mod Flowers Stencil (Catherine Pooler Desings), Black & White Twine (Timeless Twine), I Pick You dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)