Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fab Friday Color Challenge 114: Crafting Forever

Happy Thursday!  I can't seem to get enough of the new 2017-2019 In Colors, aren't they just delicious?  When I saw that the new In Colors were the colors in this weeks Fab Friday color challenge I knew I had to play along, but using all five colors could get a little busy but then the idea of using a single pen from the image in the Crafting Forever set came to mind, I love fabulous and colorful pens so this is perfect.

I started with Powder Pink cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock as a mat for the Whisper White cardfront.  On the cardfront I used the Timeless Textures stamp set and stamped the floral image using Powder Pink ink (stamped off once so it's a little lighter) and then a couple of the splatter images using Berry Burst ink.  The greeting is from the All Things Thanks stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink.





To make the pen I started by using the Crafting Forever stamp set and stamped the pens using Basic Black ink and then colored it in using my 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers before cutting it out with Paper Snips and attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

I wanted to add a little extra to the card so I started by punching a piece of Lemon Lime Twist with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and then embossed it with the Big Shot and Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  I added a Glitter Enamel Dot (I love the glitter in these and the range of colors in the package due to the ombre effect) to the center of the circle and then attached it to the cardfront with dimensionals while have a little piece of Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon as tails peaking out.

There's not a lot of things on this card but I was able to use several different stamps and layers to build all the elements of the card, and who wouldn't like to write some fabulous cards using such a beautiful pen!

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 19, 2017

SSINKspiration Inspiration Challenge SSINKIC46: Colorful Seasons Beachy Greetings

Good morning!  Since it's the start of the new week it's time for a new challenge over on the SSINKspiration blog, this week it's an inspiration challenge.  Now I'll admit these one's are tough for me so I usually don't play along but when I saw the fabulous picture Jennifer provided us I knew the Colorful Seasons bundle would be perfect and beachy fun was needed.  I also decided to combine this with the June Proverbial Stampers color challenge (I did add a little Crushed Curry but everyone needs some sun at the beach!).

I started off with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (using one of the Berry Burst patterns) as a background for my cardfront.  The cardfront is Whisper White and I started by taking the High Tide stamp set and stamping some sand on the bottom using Crumb Cake ink (I stamped off once for the lighter color and full strength for the darker to add some dimension).  For the sky I took some Soft Sky ink and sponged all over the top leaving some white peaking through.

For the sun, I used the Daisy Punch and some Crushed Curry cardstock and then after punching it out used the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits to cut the tips of the petals to look more "sunish".  To the center of the sun I added a Gold Faced Gem.


Next I used the Colorful Season stamp set and stamp the drink cup (using Berry Burst and Old Olive and then cut the cup out using the Big Shot and Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The same thinlit set has the super cute beach chair die and it was cut using Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I used a dimensional to pop the drink up off the arm of the chair.

The final touch was to add the greeting and since I always need birthday cards I used the Birthday Delivery stamp set (this was the perfect font!) and stamped the greeting in Old Olive ink.

While I can't be at the beach right now this card definitely helps bring those warm relaxing feelings and I just love the cute images in the Colorful Seasons bundle, will be using it all year long. 

Make sure to check out the other design team members made using this same inspiration and then share what you created, we would love to see it!

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

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

RemARKably Creative Blog Hop: NEW, NEW, NEW now that will Do!

   

Good evening and Happy Father's Day!  It was a wonderfully quiet and relaxing weekend for me with the empty house while they guys were canoeing down the Shenandoah but they made it home earlier today so I was able to check up on all the details and spoil Chris for Father's Day!  This evening we're launching this months Remarkably Created Blog Hop and sharing lots of fun ideas using new catalog items.  I'll admit, there are so many great items in the catalog I struggled a little trying to decide what to use (tough problems, I know!)  In the end I decided to use the Pocketful of Sunshine bundle since it has some cute images and I love how the matching framelits make it so the pocket will hold items.
 
 
I started with Berry Burst cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Dapper Denim as a mat for the Crumb Cake cardfront.  On the cardfront I used the new Burlap background stamp and stamped in Crumb Cake ink, stamping off first so it is a more subtle effect.

Next I took the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and stamped the sunglasses in Berry Burst ink on Berry Burst cardstock, the money in Always Artichoke ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and the pocket using Dapper Denim ink and cardstock.  The coordinating Pocket framelits make cutting all the images out a breeze.  I added the greeting to the pocket by heat embossing it with Copper Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.

I used my Clear Wink of Stella Pen to add some shimmer to the lenses of the sunglasses and attached them to the cardfront with dimensionals.  Also to make the money look a little more realistic I sponged it with Soft Suede ink before tucking it into the pocket.

This is such a fun stamp set and framelits, lots of potential, it would also be great for gift giving if you wanted to give money or a gift card and tuck it in the pocket.

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

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Make sure to check out all the other great projects being shared as part of the blog hop, I'm sure your wish list will be growing, just like mine is!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Diana
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Quick and Easy: Washi Tape Daisy Delight

Good afternoon!  I'm a little late in posting but I wanted to share this really quick and easy card using the Daisy Delight stamp set (without any of the flowers).  This was another sample I made for the display boards and it also shows off some of the fun new washi tape and two of the new In Colors, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide.

I started with Tranquil Tide for the cardbase and then added a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock and used the feather image from the Delightful Daisy set to stamp along the right side (I used Berry Burst in but that's only because I didn't have Fresh Fig at the time but it still works). 

Next I added three strips of the washi tape from the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape (I like that you get 5 different rolls in this set with a wide variety of patterns and widths).  The greeting is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I sponged around the edge with Basic Black ink before attaching to the cardfront with dimensionals.  The final touch, adding one of the uber-cute 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows (I love that these bows already come with a glue dot attached for easy use).

This card was super easy to make and doesn't require a ton of supplies and no special tools so it's perfect for the new crafter as well as the more experienced.

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

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Have a great weekend!

Diana
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