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‘Tis the Season to Sparkle with Seasonal Layers

My card this week has been inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments  sketch challenge and all the Christmas movies I’ve been watching on the Hallmark channel.  Every year as part of preparing for the holidays I watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.  All the movies seem to start with a beautiful snowy setting which made me think snowflakes which made me think the snowflakes from the Seasonal  Layers Thinlits Dies.  This die set is so versatile because it has images for every season.  It contains three different snowflakes which I die cut from Whisper White, Silver Foil paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I used Smoky Slate for the background layer and embossed the Whisper White layer with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder then added the 1/8″ silver ribbon in a swirl pattern using glue dots.  I then adhered the snowflakes to create my snowy scene.  The sentiment ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle’ is from the Season to Sparkle stamp set which I die cut from retired Scallop Oval Punch.

For more sparkle I added rhinestones and silver sequins.Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Snowflake Christmas cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the design team.

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‘Tis The Season to Sparkle Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Season to Sparkle

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

Ink: Versamrk

Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Silver ribbon, retired Scallop Oval punch, Silver Sequins, Basic Rhinestones

 

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Open if you Dare the Graveyard Gate

OOOH! OOOH! SPOOKY is what I was going for with the card I created with the Graveyard Gate bundle.  Inspiration for my card came from the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I sponged Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry for the sky then sponged Smoky Slate on the bottom to create the graveyard.  I then stamped the headstones and bats in Momento Black.  I used an adhesive sheet to die cut the gate so I could easily adhere the gate to the front of the card.

For the sentiment I die cut a circle with the 1-3/8″ punch and sponged it with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie then stamped the sentiment with Momento Black.  For extra sparkle I colored around the sentiment with Clear Wink of Stella.  The lock and key I die cut from silver foil.  Now… try to open the graveyard gate if you dare.

 

Stampin Up Graveyard Gate Halloween Card

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Open if you Dare the Graveyard Gate Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Graveyard Gage

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Foil

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Momento Black

Accessories:  Graveyard Gate Framelits, 1-3/8″ circle Punch, 1-1/2″ circle punch, Adhesive Window Sheet, Black rhinestones, Sponge, Basic Rhinestone, Clear Wink of Stella

 

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A Pocketful of Sunshine with Daisy Delight

I finally got the opportunity to create with the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and framelits.  I love how you can create a pocket and decorate it.  I die cut the card from Night of Navy, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The card I created was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of So Saffron, Always Artichoke and Night of Navy.  I’m also loving the Daisy Delight bundle.  I love how the punch coordinates with the daisy stamp to create these beautiful daisies.  I used them to decorate the pocket.  I also added the leaves from the Rose Wonder and Flourish Thinlets.

The centers of the flowers were heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  For more sparkle I colored the petals of the daisies with clear Wink of Stella.  The background is glossy  paper sponged with Always Artichoke.

Stampin Up Pockeful of Sunshine and Daisy Delight

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A Pocketful of Sunshine with Daisy Delight Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  A Pocketful of Sunshine, Daisy Delight

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Glossy White, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Gold foil

Ink: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Versamark

Accessories:  Daisy punch, Rose Wonder thinlits, Flourish thinlits, Pocket framelits, 3/4 punch circle, gold embossing powder, Banner Triple punch, gold sequins, sponge dauber

 

 

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Life is a Beautiful Thing with Colorful Seasons

I love creating with the Colorful Seasons Bundle .  The bundle is so versatile especially when paired with the Color Theory Cardstock pack.  The card I created was inspired by Hand  Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  Fall is on it’s way and the images in the challenge inspired me to create a card with the beautiful colors of Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral.

The gradient background is out of the Color Theory Cardstock pack.  I stamped the leaf image all over the gradient background with white StayzOn.  The leaf images are very subtle.  I also stamped the leaves with VersaMark and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder. The leaves were die cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I stamped the sentiment  VersaMark on watercolor paper then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and sponged Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral to create a gradient effect.  I also die cut the small leaf on watercolor paper and sponged with Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral to match the gradient effect of the sentiment background.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons cardI finished the card with basic rhinestones to give it some sparkle.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from the design team.

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Life is a Beautiful Thing with Colorful Seasons Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Color Theory DSP

Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Versamark

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Copper Emboss Powder

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So Many Shells for Sympathy Card

I just received the So Many Shells stamp set.  It has the two step stamps which adds texture and dimension to the shell images.  I used the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  For the background I used watercolor paper and used an Aqua Painter to color with Pool Party.   I stamped the shells on Whisper White and fussy cut each shell.  The sentiments is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.

I used gold metallic thread behind the shells for texture and used Clear Wink of Stella on the Shells to add sparkle and shimmer.  This was an easy card to make.Stampin Up So Many Shells Sympathy cardJoin Hand Stamped Sentiments for this fun color challenge and see more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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So Many Shells Sympathy Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  So Many Shells, Thoughts and Prayers

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Watercolor paper

Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party

Accessories:  Gold Metallic thread, Wink of Stella Clear, Aqua Painter

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Blossom Builder Punch are Shells on a Beach

My card this week is inspired by Lynda at Understanding Blue.  I have CASED her card to create this sympathy card.  She has a great tutorial on how to create this card.  I wish my sand would not have turned out so dark but I think on my next try I’ll try a lighter brown.  I still like the effect of the watercolor technique.

Blossom Builder Punch makes seashells Rose Wonder Sympathy cardMy card is also inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge.  Stop by and see more inspiration from the design team.

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With Sympathy Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Rose Wonder

Paper:  Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Watercolor paper

Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Blossom Builder Punch, Wink of Stella Clear

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Hello Foxy!

My card this week is inspired by a fox I’ve been seeing in some woods by my house and by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I finally played with the Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating Fox Builder punch.  The background I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder then colored the embossed trees with clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  The wood layer strip is from the Wood Textures DSP paper stack then layered with 1/4″ Copper Trim ribbon.

The cute fox I stamped in Cajun Craze and used the Fox Builder punch to die cut the head, body and tail.  The stump and outline banner was stamped in Early Espresso.  The ‘hello’ greeting is from the Eastern Beauty set and stamped in Old Olive and die cut with the Duet Banner punch.

Stampin up Foxy Friends Hello cardJoin Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from their design team.

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Hello Foxy Card

Card Size:  5.00″ H x 5.00 W

Stamp Sets:  Eastern Beauty, Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners

Paper:  Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, retired Natural Ivory

Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Momento Black

Accessories:  Foxy Builder punch, Duet Banner punch, Woodland Embossing Folder, 2-1/2″ circle punch, Layering circles framelits, 1/4″ Copper Trim, Clear Wink of Stella

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