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A Toile Christmas Cardinal

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  When I first saw these colors I immediately thought Christmas and took the opportunity to finally use my new Toile Christmas Bundle.  I had to get this bundle because of the cardinal stamp and die.  I love cardinals and actually see them quite often in my backyard.  They are beautiful birds with their bight red feathers.

I knew I wanted to use the Woodland Embossing folder for the background to my card.  I inked up the folder with Coastal Cabana and embossed a Very Vanilla card stock layer and layered over a Real Red and Very Vanilla Christmas Toile DSP.  I stamped the cardinal and branch with black Momento ink then colored it with Real Red and Shaded Spruce dark and light blender pens.  I stamped the greeting with Versa mark then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.  I then die cut the cardinal, branch and greeting with the dies then adhered using glue dots.  I also used retired 3/8″ Real Red mixed satin ribbon.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration for this color challenge from their design team.

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Christmas Toile  Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Toile

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Shaded Spruce; Christmas Toile DSP

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Momento black ink, Blender Pens; Real Red, Daffodil Yellow, Shaded Spruce

Accessories:  Christmas Toile dies, Woodlands Embossing Folder, Silver embossing powder, heat tool

 

Have a Wonderfully Wicked Halloween

I love making Halloween cards!  Especially with the new Wonderfully Wicked Bundle.  The card I created was also inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  The photo is filled with inspiration for a fall or Halloween card.  I die cut the moon from watercolor paper with the 2 inch circle punch then sponged with Saffron Yellow.  I then stamped the bats from the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set. The ‘Wicked’ die cut and spiders was cut using the Wicked dies from retired Black Glimmer paper then the ‘Wicked’shadowed with an orange die cut.  The foliage layer is from the Come Sail Away DSP.  Love this paper.The foliage images look like vintage upholstery fabric.  I then layered with Basic Black and Pumpkin Orange card stock.  The greetings ‘Have a’ and ‘good time!’ are also from this stamp set.

Here is the inspiration image and more can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Wonderfully Wicked Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets:  Wonderfully Wicked

Paper:  Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie , Basic Black, So Saffron, Come Sail Away DSP, Watercolor paper, retired Black Glimmer paper

Ink:  Momento Black

Accessories:  2 inch circle punch, Wicked Dies, Dimensionals,Tombow Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Fall is a Colorful Season

Although the first day of fall was September 23, it’s still summer in San Antonio, Texas.  I have my fall wreath on my door and my mantle decorated with leaves and pumpkins in anticipation for a cool reprieve of say 75 degrees so we can say it’s fall.  Fall in some states can be quite beautiful with trees in different colors of yellow, orange and red.  Here we will see some color changes in trees.  Until then the leaves on the card I created today will have to do and is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, Terracotta Tile and Grapefruit Grove.  When I saw these colors I immediately thought of fall leaves.

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers dies to create my card.  This card came together very quickly with stamping the leaves and die cutting leaves out of gold foil as accents.  The sentiment is also from the set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The leaves layer is adhered to a Pretty Peacock layer on a Thick White Card stock.  I also used Clear Faceted gems and 3/8″ linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack to embellish.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons cardYou can see more inspiration for this wonderful color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Colorful Seasons Leaves Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Pretty Peacock

Ink:  Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron

Accessories:  Seasonal Layers dies, Clear Faceted Gems, 3/8″ Linen ribbon from Magnolia Lane Combo Ribbon pack, Gold embossing powder, dimensionals, heat tool

 

Stampin’ Up Seaside Notions

I love seashells and sea life themed stamp sets so I was excited when I saw the Seaside Notions stamp set in the new catalog.  The seahorse image is my favorite.  I stamped the seahorse and sea shells with Momento Black and colored them with watercolor pencils and blender pen.  I used Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight for the seahorse.  The sea shells I colored with Early Espresso, Calypso Coral and Pacific Point watercolor pencils.

The background is embossed with retired Seaside Embossing folder.  I die cut the mesh background from the Under The Sea dies and also die cut a label from the Stitched Nested Labels set.  The greeting is also from the Seaside Notions stamp set.

My card is based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  There is more inspiration for this challenge from the design team.

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Seaside Notions Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp Sets:  Seaside Notions

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pacific Point

Ink:  Momento Black, Blender Pen, Watercolor pencils; Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point

Accessories:  Under the Sea dies, Stitched Nested Labels, Basic rhinestones, retired Seaside embossing folder, mini dimensionals

Good Morning Magnolia

So many stamp sets, so little time.  This is the first time I use the large magnolia flower stamp from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  The flower looks great not colored or with a little color the way I colored it with Flirty Flamingo.  I also used the Clear Wink Stella on the black center and outlines.  For more color, I also used the spatter stamp from the ‘Beauty Abounds’ stamp set behind the flower.  This is a simple card that can be replicated with different layer colors.  I used Blackberry Bliss for the card base and layered with Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White.

This card is also inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to join the challenge and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Good Morning Magnolia Card

Card Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50 H

Stamp Sets:  Good Morning Magnolia, Beauty Abounds

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Clear Wink of Stella

Accessories:  White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, mini dimensionals

Happy Tails Wag On

I love dogs and I love the Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails stamp set.  Inspiration for my card comes from the Color Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments of Pretty Peacock, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede.

Before I embossed the Soft Suede with the  Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder I inked the folder with Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the dogs with Soft Suede on Whisper White and stamped collars with Cherry Cobbler and Pretty Peacock then die cut the dogs with the Dog Builder Punch. I die cut the heart from Cherry Cobbler then colored with clear Wink of Stella for sparkle. I used the Banner Triple punch on a 1.5″ strip of Pretty Peacock.  The sentiment is stamped with Versamark then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  I colored basic rhinestones with Cherry Cobbler markers then used linen thread to embellish the banner.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more cards inspired from this color challenge.

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Happy Tails Card

Card Size:  5.50″ W x 4.25 H

Stamp Sets:  Happy Tails

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede

Ink:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty Peacock, Versamark

Accessories:  White embossing powder, Basic Rhinestones, Pinewood Planks 3D, Dog Builder Punch, Linen thread, Wink of Stella

 

A Bird Ballad: Your friendship means the world to me

I recently found out one of my dear friends whom I craft with often is moving away.  I’m happy for her but sad she;s leaving.  I created this card to give to her and let her know how important her friendship is to me.   I created this card with products from the Bird Ballad suite and inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

I primarily used the colors of Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I used the Stampin’ Blends to color the bird, flowers and leaves.  I also used the Birds Ballad dsp.  I die cut the layer with the bird image with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and used the decorative edge die on the bottom of the Pool Party layer.  I used pearls and 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Ribbon to embellish.  I used the retired ornate topper punch to create the tag and rounded the corners with retired corner punch.  The card came together pretty quickly.

Please visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from their design team.

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Bird Ballad Friendship Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Free as a Bird cling stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party; Bird Ballad dsp

Ink:  Momento Black, Stampin’ Blends light and dark Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Old Olive

Accessories:  Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace trim, retired corner punch, retired ornate tag topper punch, white baker’s twine, retired Vintage Faceted buttons

 

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