Friday, July 21, 2017

Simple and Stepped Up Sympathy cards

Hello, crafty friends. I am always in need of sympathy cards, so today I am sharing two cards I made showing you a simple version and a stepped up version.  Sometimes we just don't have hours to create a card, right??

Here's the simple version:

To make it simple, I started by stamping the large flower image from Rose Wonder stamp set onto a 3" X 4" card from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack and then layered it onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Add a little more stamping of the flower and adding the splatter image from Timeless Textures stamp set to the card base completes the stamping. Add texture and dimension by adding a piece of washi tape, a black bee from the Detailed Dragonfly Dreams  and some Pearl Jewels- and its done!

Here's the stepped up version:

I stamped the bee in Basic Black ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock and then die cut it out. I used Berry Burst cardstock to die cut the large flower and separated the flower from the leaves by snipping them apart with scissors. To keep the leave pieces together, I carefully added adhesive to the back and then placed a piece of scrap paper over the adhesive.  This gives the leaves some dimension without using a Dimensional.  I love the paint/splatter effect of the Color Theory Memories and More Cards.  It gives it depth and with this particular card - softness.

Card Supplies:
Rose Wonder, Timeless Textures, and Dragonfly Dreams stamp sets. Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White and Crushed Curry cardstock. Basic Black and White Craft ink. Memories & More Card Pack, Black Washi Tape, Pearl Jewels and Dimensionals.

It's my birthday month, and I am offering 2 FREE items with a qualifying order! Details are HERE!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Stamps! Challenge #157

Hello, and happy Sunday! Today, starts a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!  We are working with patriotic colors this week.  Check out this weeks challenge:

The Birthday Memories Bundle is new to me, and I couldn't resist using it for this weeks challenge. I just love the image of the little girl and the fact that most of the images in the Birthday Delivery stamp set have matching framelits.  

Card supplies:
Birthday Delivery Bundle (145294), Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288), Decorative Ribbon Border punch (143716), Black Baker's Twine (141682), Pearl Jewels (144219), White Craft pad (145406), Basic Black ink (140931), Real Red ink (126949), Smoky Slate ink (131179), Marina Mist ink (126962), Blushing Bride ink (131172), Soft Suede ink (126978), Black Watercolor pencil (141709), Aqua Painter (103954), Thick Whisper White cardstock (140272), Night of Navy cardstock (100867), Marina Mist cardstock (119682), Whisper White cardstock (100730) and Dimensionals (104430).

To create the chalkboard looking background, I dragged my White Craft pad across the raised side of the Brick Wall Embossing Folder before running the cardstock through my Big Shot.  As a side note: I used the NEW mini Stampin' UP! Dimensionals under her birthday hat for perfect placement.  I am so happy that I don't have to cut my Dimensionals in half anymore!

For the sentiment: I covered part of the "Lets Celebrate Your Day" image with a sticky note before stamping it onto the Whisper White cardstock. I love to do this as opposed to cutting my stamps apart.

Now its time to head over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and see what the other design team members have created with these patriotic colors.   We would love to see you play along with us! Entries must be submitted by  Friday, July 28, 2017.  Happy stamping!

It's my birthday month and I am offering two FREE items with a qualifying order!  Details are HERE!  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Memories & More....

Hello, crafty friends. Today, I am sharing a card I made in under 10 minutes thanks to the awesome Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack.
 You can earn your choice of a Memories & More Card Pack from me with a qualifying order.  Details are HERE .

Card supplies:
Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack, Colorful Seasons stamp set, Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White Cardstock; Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, Pear Jewels, Enamel Dots.

Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack

Garden Trellis Embossing Folder

Happy stamping!