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:

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Have a great weekend!

Diana



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Monday, June 11, 2018

SSINKspiration 2018-2020 In Colors: Label Me Pretty

Good morning!  I hope you're enjoying all the fabulous new items in the Annual Catalog, I know I am.  One of the highlights of the annual catalog for me is always the new In Colors, I love to see new colors to freshen up our color pallet and the 2018-2010 In Colors do just that.  Today the SSINKspiration designers are sharing projects that show off these new In Colors that you are sure to fall in love with.

When I saw these colors they immediately screamed rainbow to me and used to love drawing rainbows as a kid so I wanted a card to show the rainbow effect with these new colors. 

I started with Lovely Lipstick cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Black cardstock as a mat for the Whisper White cardfront.  On the cardfront I used the Playful Backgrounds stamp set to build my rainbow using Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and finally Blueberry Bushel and I really like the effect of stamping the open circles so it kind of looks like bubbles.

For the greeting I used the Label Me Pretty stamp set and stamped the label piece in Call Me Clover ink on Call Me Clover cardstock and then punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.  The greeting was stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  I did sponge around the edge with Pineapple Punch ink before attaching the greeting to the label with a dimensional.  To finish off the card I attached some Blueberry Bushel 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and Mini Silver Sequin Trim to dress it up and look tails on a ribbon.

These colors are so bright and fun they are perfect to just let someone know they're special anytime, or maybe a special occasion like a graduation which are big this time of year.  Either way it's sure to brighten someones day!

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

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Enjoy,

Diana
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Friday, June 8, 2018

SSINKspiration Gardening Fun: Jar of Love

Good morning and Happy Friday!  It's the last day of school today and you can imagine there is a lot of excitement for the upcoming summer fun.  One things I love about summer is all the great gardens, both veggies and flowers.  I really enjoy growing flowers and enjoying all their beauty.  Today the SSINKspiration team is sharing ideas with this gardening theme and when I looked through my stamp stash I don't have many gardening specific stamps but bringing cut flowers inside so we can enjoy the outdoor beauty indoors is part of the fun so I turned to the Jar of Love stamp set to make a cute little cut flower arrangement that would be perfect sitting on your nightstand or living room.

For this card I started with Mint Macaron cardstock for the cardbase and then added  a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper along the left side.

For the main stamped image I stamped the jar in basic black ink and then inked the stems and leaves in Old Olive (I did have to stamp a couple of the stem pieces multiple times to get the length needed but with the photopolymer stamps it was a breeze to line up.  Next I stamped the flowers on Whisper White cardstock (I used Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Blueberry Bushel, and Blackberry Bliss for the flowers and then cut them out with the Big Shot and Everyday Jar Framelits (they coordinate with the Jar of Love stamp set perfectly).  Dimensionals were used to attach the flowers for a little height and then I sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink to play off the look of the wood grain DSP.  To finish off this piece I used some Blackberry Bliss cardstock as a mat for the stamped piece before attaching it to the cardfront.

The greeting is from the same stamp set and was stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock with Calypso Coral ink and then cut out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached with dimensionals.  Now when I use simple glass jars for flowers in my house I like to add a little ribbon bow to dress it up so I used some Blueberry Bushel 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon to tie a double bow and attached to my jar.

I love the simple look of this card and it's perfect for this time of year.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing and then you can great your own garden inspired project to help bring the beauty from outside into your home.

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

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Have a great weekend!

Diana
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fab Friday Color Challenge FabFri138: Stitched All Around

Good morning!  Today I'm playing along with the Fab Friday color challenge to show off a great new bundle in the annual catalog, it's the Stitched All Around stamp set and coordinating Stitched Labels Framelits.

I started with Powder Pink cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock as a mat for the cardfront that is Crumb Cake.  On the cardfront I stamped using the Burlap stamp set using Crumb Cake ink (and stamped off once so it was a little lighter). 

For the main stamped image I stamped the greeting in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Labels Framelits and then sponged around the edge with Powder Pink ink.

For the additional decorative elements I punched out a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock with the Starburst Punch and then embossed it with the Big Shot and Petal Pair Embossing Folder (these embossing folders are great for embossing little elements that you add to your card).  Then I took a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and cut out an oval using the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits and then used one of the debossing elements from the Stitched Labels Framelits set for the fun textural element.

After attaching all the pieces to the cardfront, and I did use dimensionals for the greeting I finished off the card with a bow tied with Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon that I had colored with my Powder Pink Stampin' Write Marker.

I love how all the different shapes, textures, and colors play off each other for some fun design elements that really draw your eye to each piece.  And a great thing about this saying is that you could use it for different occasions, birthday, graduation, weddings, anything you want to celebrate so you'll get a lot of use out of it.  Also don't forget when you buy the stamp set and framelits as a bundle you save 10%!

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

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Enjoy!

Diana
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