Thursday, August 15, 2019

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge #FabFri169: Birthday Goodness

Good morning!

Summer is the perfect time for birthdays (well really anytime is but I know a lot of friends who have birthdays in the summer so there's lots of celebrating going on).  Today the Fab Friday group has a fun sketch challenge that I thought would be perfect to show off the new Birthday Goodness stamp set because birthdays and donuts, umm yes please!!!

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Basic Black as a mat for the Pool Party cardfront which was embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder (and then I sponged over the embossing with Pool Party ink so it really pops).

Next I stamped three of the small donuts on Whisper White cardstock using Momento Black ink and colored them in with Stampin' Blends before fussy cutting each out with my Paper Snips.

I attached the three donuts using dimensionals to a Whisper White circle that I cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Now I have a sneak peak from the Holiday catalog for you, check out that glossy look on the donut frosting!  Crystal Effects are back and this time they're shimmery!!  Whoo Hoo!!  So I flooded the frosting area of each donut with the Shimmery Crystal Effects and let it dry (note: crystal effects take a bit to dry so I always add them after I've finished a card so I can let it set overnight to get fully dry).




To finish off the card I had to add the greeting so I stamped it in Basic Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch before attaching it to the card with dimensionals.

This card is so yummy I could just eat it up (and not have the sugar rush and all the associated calories!) and what a perfect way to help celebrate someone's birthday.  I loved Crystal Effects the last time we had them so I was really excited to see them return, with a twist, and am already thinking about other projects that can use that little glossy finish. 






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Enjoy,

Diana
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #PCC347: Good Morning Magnolia

 Good morning!

These week the Paper Craft Crew has a fun sketch challenge which I thought would be perfect for showing off the Magnolia Lane Product Suite items (like you aren't already in love enough with these items I know, haha!)

I started with Petal Pink cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock that was embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing folder.  In the top right corner I added a piece of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, a piece of Gold Foil Paper, and a little circle embellishment that was cut out of Basic Black cardstock using the Magnolia Memories Dies (you can save 10% when you purchase the dies with the coordinating stamp set as a bundle!).

For the main focal piece I added another pattern from the DSP pack as well as three gold leaves that were cut with the same dies.  The strip of ribbon is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack

Next I stamped the smaller magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia set on Whisper White cardstock and colored it in with my Stampin' Blends (here's a little tip, to add a little extra color to the center of my flower I added accents using the Flirty Flamingo Dark Stampin' Blends and then blended it with my Petal Pink Blends until I got just the look I wanted. 

To finish off the card I stamped the greeting on Petal Pink cardstock with Basic Black ink and cut it out with the Classic Label Punch.

This is just the perfect card, either to celebrate a special occasion, or even just because since we should always "enjoy today".  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing and 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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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #321: Woven Heirlooms

 Good morning!

We need cards to let people know where thinking of them and unfortunately it's not always happy occasions, some of the hardest cards for me to make are sympathy cards just due to the reason why they are being sent.  One thing that helps is to have these on hand so they're ready to go to send those thoughtful wishes.  Today I'm using this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge to make this lovely sympathy card using the Woven Heirlooms stamp set.

I started with Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and sponged around the edge with Pretty Peacock ink.  Next I added a piece of Soft Suede cardstock as a mat for the Very Vanilla cardfront.

For the cardfront I started with the stamping, I stamped the greeting in the center with Cherry Cobbler ink as well as the little flourishes in the corners using Soft Suede ink BEFORE embossing it with the Subtle Dnynamic Embossing Folder (I did it in this order so I didn't have any issues getting a clear image when stamping since I had a smooth surface.  Next I sponged all over the cardfront with Soft Suede ink to distress it and used Cherry Cobbler ink to sponge around the edges.

Next I used the coordinating Heirlooms Frames and 3D Embossing Folder to create the frame using Pretty Peacock cardstock (once again tip with this, cut the frame first and then emboss).  To give the frame an antique look I used a sneak peak product from the upcoming Holiday catalog and sponged all over the frame with Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink (this ink is stunning and up close gives this frame a real classic look)  I used dimensionals to attach the frame so it had some dimension and finished off the card by adding three pearls that I colored with a Copper Sharpie Marker.

This card is so pretty and has an elegant look to it that you know it will brighten someone's day when they are going through a rough time.  I have lots of great ideas using these frames that I can't wait to play with.  Make sure to check the other cards the design team is sharing and we would love for you to play along with us and share what you create using these colors.

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Enjoy,

Diana
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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Rexlaxing Birthday Greetings: A Good Man

Good afternoon!

Today I'm sharing a very special card I made, my hubby turns 45 today so of course he gets a card personalized just for him.  When I saw the A Good Man stamp set I knew it would be perfect for making masculine cards for all the dudes in our lives.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock that was embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I added a strip of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper which was matted with Granny Apple Green cardstock to make the cardfront look like a beach towel.

Next I used the A Good Man stamp set to stamp the dude relaxing as well as the greeting on Whisper White cardstock and used my Stampin' Blends to color him in before cutting it out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals.  The final touch to the greeting is the circle that was cut out of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Stitched Shapes dies and attached with dimensionals so hubby knows this day is all about him.

This card definitely has a fun, beachy feel to help send birthday wishes.  Chris loves to relax and isn't that a perfect way to celebrate your special day?  I know he thinks so!

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Enjoy,

Diana
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