Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge 299: Big Wishes

Good morning!  I must say, the Buffalo Check stamp set in this years Holiday catalog is very unassuming when you first look at it but there are so many possibilities.  I decided to use this stamp set with a fun twist as a background for today's card using the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge colors.  As the temperatures get cooler cozy and warm is always key and what is better at that than flannel (I'm counting down the days until we can switch to flannel sheets for the winter, just saying!!)

For this card I used Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the cardbase and then added Night of Navy cardstock for the cardfront.  For the decorative background I used Whisper White cardstock and stamped using the Buffalo Check stamp using Gorgeous Grape ink.  Then I used the Night of Navy Dark Stampin' Blends and using a ruler drew lines to create flannel plaid.  I wrapped a piece of Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the cardfront and tied a fun knot.




For the main stamped image I used the Big Wishes stamp set and used Stampin' Write Markers from my three color challenge colors to color the stamp for a fun random effect and then stamped on Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the greeting and used the Layering Ovals framelits to cut out a scallop oval out of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and attached the greeting piece with dimensionals.

This card is so fun and I just love the look of the flannel background, and think you an make flannel in any color combination you need with this one stamp set.  Make sure to check out the other design team cards using this color challenge and we would love for you to play along with us and share what you create.

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Enjoy,

Diana
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Monday, September 24, 2018

SSINKspiration Embossing: Painted Harvest

Good morning!  What a change in weather with the arrival of fall, I will say despite the rain the cooler weather is much welcomed by this lady.  Today the SSINKspiration team is sharing cards with embossing.  While you initially think of heat embossing or embossing folders when you think embossing I love that some of our new framelit sets have dies that emboss images instead of cutting so I use those to create my embossed image on this card.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then used Early Espresso as a mat for the cardfront.  I cardfront is Crushed Curry cardstock that is stamped wit the new Buffalo Check background stamp using Crushed Curry cardstock and Cajun Craze ink (this stamp is a must have, especially after you see the cards I'll be sharing this week using this stamp).

For the embossed piece I used Crumb Cake cardstock and used the Big Shot and the Nature's Roots Framelits to add leaf embossing all over the cardstock then distressed the edges and sponged the edges and front of the cardstock with Soft Suede ink to really help highlight the embossing.  I added a piece of Copper 1/4" Trim around the cardstock before attaching it to the cardfront.

For a fun accent I used the Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper and cut out three of the pumpkins from the DSP with my Paper Snips and used dimensionals to attach a couple of the pumpkins.  Layering elements you cut out from DSP is a great way to make the best use of the partial images on the paper, the back pumpkin isn't complete because it was cut off on the one side but on this card no one can tell.  I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to stamp the leaf on Old Olive cardstock and then cut it out with the Leaf Punch.

The greeting is also from the Painted Harvest stamp set and was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock before being cut out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits (I sponged around the edge using Cajun Craze ink.  I added a small pearl as the perfect finishing touch.

This card is the perfect thing to welcome fall and all that we enjoy about this season!

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Enjoy,

Diana
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Friday, September 21, 2018

SSINKspiration Favorite Fall Color Combo: Lots of Happy Kit

Good evening!  So I'm a little late in posting this but I have one more project to share using the Lots of Happy card kit (or at least the stamp set) and the SINKspiration team is sharing their favorite fall color combinations so I knew this was a great way to expand your thinking of options with this kit.

One of my favorite fall color combinations is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry (along with a foil accent, in this case Copper).

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added Soft Suede cardstock for the cardfront and used the Colorful Season stamp set to stamp the leaves all over the cardfront using Crumb Cake ink.  There are lots of great pieces in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits so I used the simple scalloped piece to cut a scallop border out of Cajun Craze cardstock.

For the stamped image I used Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers to color directly on the stamp and then stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock before punching it out with the Tailored Tag Punch and then sponged around the edge with Crushed Curry ink before attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

To finish off the card I used thinlits from the Seasonal Layers set to cut a couple of detailed leaves using Copper Foil cardstock and a solid leaf using Crushed Curry cardstock (then I wrinkled up the cardstock, flattened it out and then sponged with Soft Suede ink).  The final touch is a bow that uses the Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon that I colored with the Cajun Craze Dark Stampin' Blends marker.

The copper gives a perfect accent on this card and love the fun shape of the greeting to change things up.  Make sure to check out the other fall color combinations the design team is sharing for inspiration on your upcoming fall projects.

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Have a great weekend,

Diana
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Lots of Happy All-Inclusive Card Kit: Option 2

Good afternoon!  I'm having lots of fun this week with the Lots of Happy Card kit so today I wanted to share another one of the cards that's designed and prepped in the kit.  This was made straight to the design all I did was change up the greeting for some of them (you get to make 4 of each design in the kit).  I don't know if you've noticed but each of the greeting pieces in this kit has a gold foil accent.  My love of the bling is well know and this little bit of sparkle is perfect to help dress up this card, awesome!













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Diana
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fab Friday Color Challenge #146: Lots of Happy Card Kit

Good afternoon!  The sun has finally come out, and it's glorious so I want to make sure to enjoy every moment.  One piece of artwork that is always better viewed in the sun (in my opinion) is stained glass.  I actually learned how to make stained glass a little when I was a kid and enjoyed it, I even crafted a terrarium that I planted a little garden in.  Anyway, when the Graceful Glass Designer Series Paper was released in this years annual catalog it reminded me of these times which is fun. 

Today I'm sharing another card using the Lots of Happy card kit (this time just the stamp set) and I decided to use it, along with the Graceful Glass DSP to play along with this weeks Fab Friday color challenge.

I started with Powder Pink cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and then wrapped a piece of Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon around the cardfront.


For the main image I cut a piece of the Graceful Glass Designer Series Paper down to 3"x3" (this paper pack is perfect for cutting down to make a smaller image) and then used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the glass image (coloring on the back side of the vellum and then mounted it on Whisper White cardstock (note, make sure to use glue dots to attach the vellum versus liquid glue so the color doesn't run, haha!) and then matted this piece with Basic Black cardstock.

To finish off the card I added the greeting and used Stampin' Write Markers to color directly on the stamp and then stamped on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits.  I matted the greeting using Silver Foil that was cut using the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used dimensionals to attach the greeting to the cardfront.

This color challenge had a lot of colors which was a little overwhelming at first which is why using the stained glass vellum was the perfect fit and perfect for sending birthday greetings with this stamp I love!

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Enjoy,

Diana
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