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Blue Dragonfly Dreams

I recently visited the botanical gardens in Dallas and they were beautiful.  There were so many types of gardens, birds and insects.  One of my favorite type of gardens are pond gardens.  I happened to see an Empress lotus in a pond with dragonflies flying around.  The wings of the dragonflies are so beautiful.  When the sunlight hits their wings you can see they are an iridescent blue color.

The inspiration challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to make a card with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp and framelits set and CASED from a video from Understand Blue.  Lynda is a wonderful artist and her card inspired me to create this card.  As in her video I used a pencil eraser to create the Bokeh effect around the dragonfly with Pool Party and stamped the dragon fly with Blueberry Metallic Gelato then finished with Clear Wink of Stella.  I embellished the card with sequins and rhinestones.

More inspiration may be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments from the design team.   Create a project inspired by the Oceanarium art print by Biljana Kroll.  This image is rich in images of the ocean.  I was inspired by the blues.  I’d love to see how the print inspired you.

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Blue Dragonfly Dreams Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Balmy Blue

Ink: Momento Black, Balmy Blue, Faber Castell metallic blue gelato

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, white sequins from Tutti Frutti, clear Wink of Stella, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

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Thinking of you with a Pop of Paradise

I love the Pop of Paradise stamp set.  This stamp set is one that is retiring at the end of the month.   I created the card for a family member  and want to send it to her to let her know I’m thinking about her and wish her a speedy recovery. She’s going through cancer treatment and just want her to know I’m with her in spirit since I can’t be with her.  My plan is to send her a card every week.  In this age of email and social media I think it’s nice to get a letter or hand made card in the mail.

My card was also inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and Cased from last year’s catalog.   Stampin up cards Thinking of you Pop of Color pink and black cards

Hop on over to HSS to be inspired by the design team.

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Thinking of you with a Pop of Paradise Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Pop of Paradise, retired Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Foil DSP

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Versamark

Accessories:  retired Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine, Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Gold embossing powder

 

Happy Birthday with some Lemon Zest

I have just now had the opportunity to play with the Lemon Zest bundle and my card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and a card create by Crafty Little Peach Stamper.

I stamped the citrus images on watercolor paper then sponged the darker color.  I love the dreamy effect of the water coloring of the citrus images then die cut with the 1-3/8″ circle punch and embellished with Lemon Twist grograin ribbon and Bermuda Bay sequins and rhinestones.

Stampin Up Lemon Zest Happy Birthday card

More inspiration can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Happy Birthday with some Lemon Zest Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Lemon Zest

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Daffodil Yellow, Emerald Green, Tutti Frutti DSP

Ink: Daffodil Yellow, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, 1-3/8″ circle punch, Lemon Twist ribbon, Bermuda Bay sequins, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, retired Flourish Thinlits dies

Just a a Note with Petals and More

I just received the Petal Palette bundle.  It’s one of those bundles you don’t realize have so many great elements until you really look at it.  This is a great bundle because you can create many different types of cards.   The greetings are perfect for thank you, wedding, graduation or just because.  The greeting I ended up using is from the Wood Words bundle then die cut with one of the dies from the Petal Palette bundle.

My card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Soft Sky, Lemon Twist and Flirty Flamingo.  I love this color combo!

The images lend themselves to being colored with markers, pencils or water-colored.  I colored the flowers and leaves on my card with a blender pen and ink pads.  The larger leaf foliage  and die cut banners were also die cut with dies from the Petal Palette bundle.

I used a die from the retired Labels Collection, stamped with retired texture stamp from Gorgeous Grunge with retired Encore gold ink, for the layer behind the flowers and foliage.  It was the perfect element to spotlight the flowers and greeting.  The Soft Sky background was embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing folder.  For added sparkle I finished the card with basic rhinestones.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by the design team.  So many beautiful cards!

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Just a Note with Petals & More Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Petal Palette, Wood Words, retired Gorgeous Grunge,

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Soft Sky Lemon Lime Twist

Ink: retired Encore Gold ink, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Simple Stripe Embossing folder, Blender Pen, Blender Pen,

Beautiful Day Birthday

I was inspired for this week’s challenge to create with the new Beautiful Day stamp set found in the Occasions catalog.  There are two large images of a flower and butterfly perfect to color with markers, watercolors or the new Brusho Crystal Color powders.  This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Real Red, Perfect Plum and Cherry Cobbler.

I stamped the butterfly with Versamark onto Vellum cardstock then heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I then used the stained glass technique to color the butterfly with Stampin’ Write markers then fussy cut.  I again stamped the butterfly with Versamark onto the Whisper White layer then repeated the same marker colors.  I then used mini glue dots to adhere the Vellum butterfly to the center of the butterfly embossed on the Whisper White.  To embelish I used basic rhinestones to and die cut 1/2″ circles in Perfect Plum cardstock.  I also sponged Dazzling Diamonds with Perfect Plum ink and die cut circles with the retired Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and layered over the Perfect Plum circles.

Stampin Up Beautiful Day Birthday card

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration for this color challenge.

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Beautiful Day Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Card stock:  Real Red, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Vellum, Tutti Frutti DSP, Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

Ink: Real Red, Stampin’ Write Markers, Versamark

Accessories:  Black embossing powder, Stampin’ Write Markers, Basic Rhinestones, retired, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, retired Word Punch, retired Modern Label punch, 1/2″ circle punch, retired Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack

 

 

 

‘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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A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way

Inspiration for my card this week comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  Although, the color Blackberry Bliss is retired you’re welcome to use a color similar like Elegant Eggplant.  I used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set to stamp all the background elements.  I also used the Bitty Butterfly punch to die cut the butterfly.  For sparkle I added basic rhinestones, gold sequins and used Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush on the sunburst, butterfly and Crushed Curry dots.

Stampin up kinda eclectic card

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A Little Kindness Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

Accessories: Basic rhinestones, Gold sequins, Dimensionals, Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

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