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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
I used the long branch shaped die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and cut this out of whisper white cardstock. I then used the die cut as a mask on a piece of thick whisper white and sponged dapper denim ink into the open spaces of the die cut. I moved the die cut up the card trying to place it in the same orientation each time and continued to sponge the color into the spaces. You are left with this really unique and cool background piece for your cards. I immediately thought it looked like waves since I used the dapper denim color so thought the little boat shape from the corresponding stamp set - Swirly Bird - would be perfect for this card.
I stamped the bottom of the boat in dapper denim onto some whisper white cardstock and then stamped the sails in mint macaron. The little flag on top was stamped in watermelon wonder. I then fussy cut the image out. I also stamped the sun in peekaboo peach and used the coordinating die to cut that out. I used the branch shaped die that I used for the mask to cut out some waves for the boat in dapper denim.
For the sentiment, I used the new stamp set Thoughtful Banners with the corresponding punch to create this cute banner for the card. I then layered all the pieces together and popped up the boat, sun and sentiment banner with dimensionals. I really like the color combo of dapper denim and mint macaron.
This stamp set and coordinating thinlit set are so versatile. I created a card Saturday using the same supplies (just different color cardstock) and got a totally different look. You can see that blog post here.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
I really do love how this turned out and these Swirly Scribbles dies are so versatile! I have just hit the surface to all the things I can make with them. Remember, we are getting closer and closer to the go live of the new catalog and you'll be able to order these dies starting June 1st. I'd love to be your demonstrator and help you with your order! Please email me and I can get a catalog sent to you and also get you all set come June 1st to order. :)
Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend!
Friday, May 20, 2016
Once all my images were heat embossed, I got started on the watercoloring. I used the new In Color ink pads to lay down some ink onto my craft mat and then applied the color to the images with a paint brush. I first laid down clean, clear water onto the images before dropping in the color. I used flirty flamingo, peekaboo peach, sweet sugarplum, emerald envy, and dapper denim. I applied a wash of the dapper denim around the floral images making the ink darker the closer to the images and then fading the wash out towards the center of the card.
To finish the card off, I added some ink splatters in the same colors and then adhered the watercolor panel onto a card base made from basic black cardstock. I stamped the hello sentiment from the Crazy About You stamp set onto a scrap piece of basic black and then heat embossed this in gold. This was popped up onto the card using dimensionals. I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as a final touch and that finishes the card.
I am falling more and more in love with these new colors the more I create with them. What is your favorite new In Color??
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I created this floral wreath using the new stamp set called Love and Affection and tried my best to stamp a circle shape. My wreath shape got a little wonky but I still liked how it turned out. I used most of the new In Colors - Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum. For the green I used Cucumber Crush because I knew I just had to layer this on some of that fabulous specialty paper called Shine On that will be retiring at the end of this month. This paper is gorgeous! One side has these vibrant patterns on kraft cardstock and the other side is foil images on kraft.
To see how fast and easy it is to make this card, you can watch my video HERE on YouTube, or just watch below:
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
I decided to take this design challenge and create a landscape oriented card which suited the butterfly I wanted to incorporate into the card for the circle shape. That is what is great about these challenges, you can make them your own by changing the shape of the focus point or the arrangement.
I stared with a whisper white card base that I layered the piece of old olive striped DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalog called Wildflower Fields. I have 2 packets of this DSP that I got free during Sale-a-bration so I decided to try to use some in my cards. I also wanted to use a stamp set that has not gotten much love lately so I pulled out the hostess set Floral Wings to create the butterfly. I wanted to create a card using some soon to be retired supplies along with some new goodies.
For the butterfly, I stamped the image using dapper denim, flirty flamingo, and old olive. I really like this color combo! I cut out the butterfly using the coordinating thinlits called Bold Butterflies. I then cut out a piece of the gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in a two inch square and also cut out a three inch square of flirty flamingo. I ran the flirty flamingo piece through the big shot using the embossing folder Lovely Lace. I painted the edges with some Ranger Liquid Pearls in gold. I adhered all the pieces in the tilted design following the sketch from the challenge and popped the butterfly up using dimensionals. For the sentiment, I used one of the retiring Expressions Natural Elements. I added a few dots of the liquid pearls to the background and my card was finished.
I really love these new In Colors! Just a few more days until the new catalog goes live and the retiring products are no longer available. This is a great time to stock up on those items you love that will not be around come June 1st! These wood element sentiments are so fantastic I might have to get myself another packet. Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Christy at 11:16 AM