Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Blended Seasons Wedding Greetings!

Good afternoon!  Thinking outside of the box is a great way to find additional uses for a stamp set or product.  Today I'm back with another card using the Blended Seasons bundle but used it to make this pretty wedding card.  This card also gives you a sneak peak of a product being released in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

I started with Soft Sea Foam cardstock for the cardbase and used Whisper White for the cardfront.  I used the Big Shot and Stitched Seasons Framelits to cut both label pieces and then embossed the outside piece using the Big Shot and Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder (from the upcoming Holiday Catalog).

I used the Blended Seasons stamp set and stamped the bells in Versamark ink on Whisper White and heat embossed it using the Heat Tool and Silver Embossing Powder before cutting them out with a framelit and then colored the ribbon part on the bell using the Soft Sea Foam Stampin' BlendsDimensionals were used to attach both bells to the card.

The greeting was stamped in Soft Sea Foam Ink and I finished off the card with a bow tied with 1/8" Whisper White Sheer Ribbon that I also colored with the Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends.

I love how this card turned out and a fun thing would be to make the card to match the color theme of an individuals wedding, making it personalized.  Don't forget the stamp set and coordinating framelits included in the Blended Seasons bundle are a limited release and will only be available this month, while supplies last so if you've fallen in love with these items as much as I have, don't wait, place your order today so you don't miss out on adding these items to your stampin' collection!

Below are easy ordering links for products used on today's card:

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiment Color Challenge #296: Blended Seasons

Good morning!  I'm back today and sharing another card using the Blended Seasons bundle and since we've had so much dark, rainy weather this weeks
Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge is perfect to make something bright and cheery.

I used Daffodil Delight cardstock for the cardbase and then used Granny Apple Green cardstock for the cardfront which was embossed with the Big Shot and Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.  Next I added a piece of Blueberry Bushel Designer Series Paper from the In Color 2018-2020 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack.

I used the medium label die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits to cut the label out of Whisper White cardstock.  I used pieces from the same framelits set to cut the leaves and swirls out.  I used the Blended Seasons stamp set and stamped one of the flowers in Momento Black ink and then colored the flower with Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends as well as the Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Marker before cutting the flower out with Paper Snips (I did use dimensionals to attach the flower).  

Before attaching the die cut piece to the cardfront I stamped the greeting in Basic Black ink and then finished off the card with a bow tied from Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

This bundle is jammed packed with stamps and dies to really help dress up any project you have without taking a lot of extra effort and this card is one that is sure to put a smile on anyone's face and isn't that why we send cards?  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing and we would love for you to play along with use and share what you create using this color combination.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used in today's card:

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, August 13, 2018

SSINKspiration Masculine Monday: Blended Seasons

Good morning!  Had a wonderful weekend now that the guys are home and we were able to celebrate Chris' birthday with a little road trip into DC.  Also enjoyed some stamping time with a friend this afternoon, loved catching up all around.  Today I'm back and the SSINKspiration blog is having another addition  of Masculine Monday so I'm sharing this emboss resist card made with the Blended Seasons stamp set (which is only available this month, while supplies last).  I really like this stamp set since you have several images that lend themselves to coloring but you can also make plenty of cards without watercoloring, etc. such as this technique.

I started with Crushed Curry cardstock for the cardbase and then added Cajun Craze cardstock as a mat for the cardfront.

The cardfront uses White Glossy cardstock and I started by stamping the grain looking image repeatedly using Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder and then Heat embossed it with the Heat Tool.  Next I took Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze ink and applied it using Stampin' Sponges starting lightest and working to the darker colors.  You can keep applying ink until you get the color level you want.  Make sure to use a paper towel to wipe off any extra ink that remains where the heat embossed image is.

To finish off the card I added some Linen Thread and tied a bow and the greeting, from the same stamp set, was stamped in Momento Black ink (give this ink just a couple minutes to dry fully).

This card has such a soft, fall feeling, it kind of reminds me of harvest season (what do you think?)  The great thing about the emboss resist technique is that you can use any color combination and design of the ink application for the effect your looking for, so man possibilities.  I'm going to be sharing different cards all week with this stamp set so you will really see lots of great ideas that will make you want to make sure to get this set before its gone.

Below are easy ordering links for products used on today's card:

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Enjoy,

Diana
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Friday, August 10, 2018

SSINKspiration Favorite Stamp Set: Postcard Pals

Good morning!  I'm so excited, not only is it Friday but tonight my kiddo comes home and he's been away too long for this mama!!  Today the SSINKspiration team is sharing their favorite stamp sets from the Annual Catalog and since I've been playing with the Postcard Pals stamp set this week as my featured Product of the Week (and loving it) it's only fitting that today's card also uses that stamp set.

I used Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added Pool Party cardstock for the cardfront.  The designer series paper is Poppy Parade and from the Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack.

The main stamped image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and colored in with Stampin' Blends.   When I was finished coloring I cut him out using the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The greeting was stamped in Basic Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and cut out with the same framelits.  I used dimenionals to attach the greeting and finished off the card with a double bow tied with Whisper White Baker's Twine.

 This little platypus looks like he wants to give you a hug! So I know that some of these cards with coloring may look time consuming but they're really not bad, since I'm on the go "a lot" I tend to stamp a lot of images to bring with me to Aidan's events and color while I'm traveling that way I can assemble later and I'm not carrying a lot of things with me (this was also how I survived last years Christmas card, I started coloring the pieces on our trip to Europe and that long flight).  It's also relaxing which helps.

Below are easy ordering links for products used on today's card:

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Have a great weekend,

Diana
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