Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge #PCC349: Birch Birthday Greetings

Good morning!

This week the Paper Craft Crew has a fun inspiration challenge, all about butterflies and blooms.  Now I have a small confession, I'm not a huge fan of butterflies in my crafting, don't hate them but they don't usually inspire me so after looking through all my stamping stash I was shocked to not have anything butterfly that I could use for this challenge, so instead I'm focusing on the blooms.

I'm loving the new Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders so I decided to create the look of vintage framed art you might remember and just went from there.



I started with Pool Party cardstock for the cardbase and then matted the Whisper White cardfront with Basic Black ink.  To create the cardfront I stamped with the Birch stamp set in Crumb Cake ink and then sponged around the edges with Petal Pink ink.


For the frame I used Early Espresso cardstock and after cutting and embossing I used the new Delicata Metallic Copper ink to sponge all over the embossing to create that antique feel and used dimensionals to attach the frame.  For the artwork inside the frame I used the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.

To finish off the card I added a bow tied with Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and then added the greeting using the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set and stamped with Basic Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and then cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Dies before attaching it with dimensionals.

This card reminds me of something I remember seeing at my grandparents house and love the soft colors and mix of textures.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing using this fun inspiration challenge and we would love for you to play along with us and share what you create!

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

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Enjoy,

Diana

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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. 






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

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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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