Friday, June 22, 2018

SSINKspiration Weddings: Special Celebrations

Good morning!  This morning the SSINKspiration designers are sharing wedding card ideas and the new annual catalog has lots of great products to help celebrate these special occasions.

I started with Blushing Bride cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the cardfront that was embossed with the Big Shot and Tufted Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder (this folder is amazing!).  Then I added Pearl Jewels to the intersections of the diamonds to really help dress up the background. 

Next I took a piece of Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon and wrapped it around the cardfront and attached a simple bow using the same ribbon.  The greeting is from the Special Celebrations stamp set and was stamped on Blushing Bride cardstock before being cut out with the Big Shot and Stitched Labels Framelits. I lightly sponged around the edges with Basic Black ink before attaching the piece to the cardfront with dimensionals to finish it off.

I've always liked the contracts of black and metallic and this card is so soft and elegant, perfect to celebrate the start of a couples new life together.  We're still in the high wedding season so this would be perfect if you have a wedding coming up, a hand made card will definitely make the couple feel special!

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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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiment Sketch Challenge #292: Broadway Birthday

Good morning!  When I first saw the new annual catalog there were so many new stamp sets I loved but I knew the one that would be on my very first order was the Broadway Birthday stamp set and all the other items in the Broadway Bound Product Suite are just awesome!  Today I decided to use the products in this product suite for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge (and it looks like several other of the designers were thinking the same thing and sharing some love for these items).

I started with Gray Granite cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock that I embossed with the Big Shot and Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I added a piece of Lovely Lipstick (one of the new 2018-2020 In Colors as well as a piece of Broadway Bound Speciality Designer Series Paper (love that every piece of paper in this pack has some design that has metallic accents!)

Next I used a 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch out four circles from Basic Black cardstock.  The party hat is a pattern from the designer series paper package and one of the dies in the coordinating Broadway Lights Framelits for a perfectly colored and cut element.  I did add a little Gold Metallic Pearl from the Metallic Pearls for a fun accent and attached the party hat with a dimensional.

For the greeting I stamped the "hooray" in Gray Granite ink and then used Basic Black ink for the dots on Whisper White cardstock (by this stamp being photopolymer it's super easy to line these up) and then used my Paper Snips to cut at the greeting and attached it to the cardfront. Then I stamped the rest of the greeting in Basic Black ink on Lovely Lipstick cardstock and then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and used dimensionals to pop it up.


This is such a fun and elegant card, perfect for the young or young at heart and don't you feel a card is extra special when it has a little metallic or sparkle accent?  I know I do which is why I love it so.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing for inspiration and then we would love for you to play along with us and share what you create.

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

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, June 18, 2018

SSINKspiration Fun Folds Challenge SSINKFF5: Easel Card

Good morning! We're back at the start of a new week which means the SSINKspiration blog has a new challenge, and this time its a Fun Folds challenge and we're making Easel Cards.  These cards really pack some WOW but are actually really easy to make.  I decided to make a modified easel and have a partial easel on top of my cardfront so the card does also open the traditional way, but the steps are pretty much the same.

I started with Mossy Meadow cardstock for the cardbase and then added a pieces of DSP from the Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Paper (make sure not to glue it down yet).  Next I cut my easel piece out of Mossy Meadow and after scoring it I glued the one piece down between the cardbase and cardfront.  Next it was just like a regular easel card.  I used Basic Black as my mat and for the stamped piece I used Whisper White cardstock and the Love What You Do stamp set.  The watercolor image was stamped in Mint Macaron (stamped off once) and then the flower in Basic Black. 

Before attaching these stamped pieces to the easel I took a piece of Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon that I had colored with a Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Marker and wrapped it around the back and then tied a bow.

To help my easel stay up I used the Big Shot and the small flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits and cut it out of Basic Black cardstock.  Now since I can't use a dimensional on an open flower like this I just cut three of these flower pieces and then glued them together so they were taller and then added a silver metallic pearl, from the Metallic Pearls, to the center.

The final touch was to add the greeting which is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White cardstock and then I used the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut it out into a rectangle shape (just run it through the Big Shot twice and move the die to adjust from a square to rectangle shape.

This is such a fun technique and is a great way to show off a fun stamped image, but also a picture, I've used this fold for Christmas cards in the past and wouldn't it also make a great graduation, baby, or wedding announcement?  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing and then we would love for you to play along with us and share what you create using this fold technique.

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

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Friday, June 15, 2018

SSINK Father's Day Meets Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Bubble Over

Good morning!  Today the SSINKspiration team is honoring all the men in our lives ahead of Father's Day this weekend.  I decided to combine this with the Fab Friday sketch challenge for this fun masculine card which is perfect for my hubby (and I'm safe sharing this since he's not on Facebook, haha).

I started with Gray Granite cardstock for the card base and then added a piece of Mango Melody as a mat for the Blueberry Bushel DSP from the Best Route Designer Series Paper Package (this is going to be a popular one for me this year for sure!).

Next I used the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the circle outline out of Mango Melody cardstock to anchor my bottle of brew.  To bling it up I added  a piece of 1/4" Copper Trim (I fanned it out a little so it was a little wider).

For the main image I used the Big Shot and Bottles and Bubbles Framelits to cut the bottle out of Early Espresso cardstock as well as the bottle cap and circle accent using Copper Foil Paper.  I used the Bubble Over stamp set to stamp the label on Whisper White cardstock with Mango Melody ink and then cut it out with the same framelits.

The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and was stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on Gray Granite cardstock and then punched out with the Classic Label punch before attaching it with Mini Dimensionals.

I really like this "dude" card and it suites my hubby.  Make sure to check out the other Father's Day cards the design team is sharing in case you're still working on your Father's Day projects (don't worry you still have time!)

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

Product List

Have a great weekend!

Diana



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