Sunday, January 19, 2020

Floating Panel Card

I got the directions for fun fold from Fellow Demo, Jane Forest. Jane is from Christchurch, New Zealand, and she's a teacher too! She was kind enough to share her directions for this clever fold.

Card Base (Pool Party)
8-1/4 x 4-1/8 score at 6 inches
4-1/8 x 2-1/4 for front panel
4 x 3 for larger panel under pattern

Whisper White
5-3/4 x 3-7/8 insert
3-3/4 x 2-3/4 for front panel

DSP 3-7/8 x 2 (cut 2)
Stamping and/or die cuts for front panel – nice to have elements that extend beyond panel

  1. score 8-1/4 x 4-1/8 card at 6 inches
  2. assemble front panel (while on base color card)
  3. stick DSP to top fold and separate small 4 x 3 base color
  4. allign that to bottom of card (piece of blue tack to hold in place)
  5. attach decorated panel with snail to the 2 panels that go behind
  6. place insert in – ensuring it lines up with DSP each side for neatness

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Offset Double Flap Card

Stamp Set: Peaceful Moments
  • Blackberry Bliss- 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 for card base 3-1/4 x 4 1/4- score at 1 inch- for left side door 3-3/4 x 2 3/4-score at 1 inch - for right side door
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4 for inside of card 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 emboss with Brick Wall Embossing Folder 4 x 2 diecut poppy
DSP: Peaceful Poppies- (2) 4 x 1/2 and 3 x 3"
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Tools: Stamparatus, Brickwall Embossing Folder

January Stamp Class

Timeles Tropical, Peaceful Moments
Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Old Olive, Tropical Oasis DSP
Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red.
Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, Braided Burlap Trim
Everyday Label Punch, Sponge Dauber
  1. Mossy Meadow card base: 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 scored at 3″ on long side.
  2. Pretty Peacock cardstock layer – 3 x 8 scored at 4″ on the long side. Adhere to the right side of the card base.
  3. Early Espresso 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, adhere to Pretty Peacock flap.
  4. DSP layer 2-3/4 x 4
  5. Pretty Peacock 'aloha' attach to embossed Espresso layer
  6. Whisper White 2-1/2 x 3-1/4 Stamp trees Old Olive ink, dauber on Soft Suede ink trunks, die cut.
  7. Old Olive 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 diecut three small leaves
  8. Whisper White inside layer 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 stamp bday greeting in Old Olive, and pineapple in Crushed Curry, then dauber on Old Olive for top.
  9. Envelope stamp large flower Real Red ink.

Mountain Air
Card Stock
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Momento Tuxedo Black, Balmy Blue, Soft Suede
Braided Burlap Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals
Sponge Brayer, Majestic Mountain Dies, Adhesive Sheets, Artisan Label Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Tear N' Tape

  1. Early Espresso card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Very Vanilla 4 x 5-1/4 Brayer top portion Balmy Blue ink
  3. Very Vanilla 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 stamp mountains in Soft Suede ink - die cut.
  4. Crumb Cake 2-1/2 x 5-1/2 stamp trees in Mossy Meadow ink - die cut.
  5. Mossy Meadow 1-3/4 x 4 diecut tree
  6. Crumb Cake 3 x 1-3/4 stamp sentiment Early Espresso ink- Artisan Label punch.
  7. Very Vanilla 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 stamp moon - Crumb Cake ink, circle punch
  8. Stamp birds in black.
  9. Stamp tree on envelope - Mossy Meadow ink, row of trees across bottom of inside.
Peaceful Moments, Timeless Tropical
Card Stock
Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Poppy Parade

Poppy Moments Dies, Coastal Weave Embossing Folder

  1. Poppy Parade card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Poppy Parade 4 x 5-1/4 Coastal Weave Embossing Folder
  3. Basic Black strip 5-1/4 x 3/4
  4. DSP 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 adhere to black, attach to embossed layer.
  5. Poppy Parade 2-3/4 x 3 diecut large solid flower
  6. Cherry Cobbler 2-3/4 x 3 diecut large flower detail
  7. Basic Black 1 x 1 diecut flower center
  8. Mossy Meadow 1-3/4 x 3-1/4 diecut sold leaf
  9. Pear Pizzazz 1-3/4 x 3-1/4 diecut leaf detail
  10. 4 x 5-1/4 Whisper White inside and on envelope, stamp small flower from Timeless Tropical stamp set and Thinking of You in Poppy Parade ink.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Mountain Air Is Calling My Name

I have three cards to show you today. The first one is my favorite!! It's a different version of a card I did recently where I cased  (copy and share everything)  a card from the catalog. This time I changed it up a bit, by adding Mossy Meadow frames, using a diecut tree, and stamping the tree line then brayering grass. The sponge brayer works so well for this as it leaves a texture and a more consistant coloring than if using a sponge dauber.

First I brayered some Seaside Spray ink at the top of my cardstock for the sky. For the mountains, I used the re ersible side of the satmp and stampedof Highland Heather twice for the mountains furthest away. Then I stamped off Highland Heather once for the next set of mountains. The last line of mountains was Night of Navy stamped off once. The interesting thing I found when stamping off a solid stamp onto printer paper, was that the stamp picked up the texture from the paper. I didn't really like that, so I used Whisper White cardstock to stamp off of. It is sooooo smooth, and leaves no texture. I also found that I liked using my Stampin' Pierce Mat for the stamping off. You have to be sure to stamp lightly, or you will get 'lines' from the edge of the stamp pad on your stamp... and you don't want mountains with ink lines in them lol.

For the foreground mountains, I flipped the stamp over to the detailed side and stamped in Night of Navy ink. Iw wanted to diecut this mountain line, but not the bottom because I wanted to stamp the tree line. So, I simply layed the die on the mountains, and puled the bottom of the paper out in front of the die so that it only cut the top of the mountains.

Next I stamped the treeline in Mossy Meadow ink beginning at the base of the mountains. I used my sponge brayer again to add Mossy Meadow grass in the foreground. Then I adhered this to the layer of solid mountains and trimmed the bottom a bit to fit.

Product List

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mountain Air

The Mountain Air bundle is perfect for those who like to build scenes. It's become quite a trend lately, and these reversable stamps make it much easier. In a previous post, I included some step by step photos showing how to use the reversable stamps and a video. You can see that here if you missed it: 

Below are posters showing the elements included in the bundle and how they work together to build scenes.
Most are done left to read as normal when reading, but a couple a backwards due to a morning without coffee.

Watercolor Stamping Technique
  • First, cut a layer of watercolor paper and spritz it with water, or use an Aqua Painter to apply water.
  • Stamp the solid side of the mountains stamp with Balmy Blue ink (stamp off once 1st), the mountains again with Night of Navy (stamp off once 1st)
  • stamp the row of trees twice with Night of Navy ink (full strength.) The ink will bleed, which is the effect you want in watercolor. You may want to have some paper towels nearby to mop up the water and remove too much color.
  • While the paper was still damp, hand watercolor the sky using Lovely Lipstick, Terracotta Tile, and Grapefruit Grove ink with an Aqua Painter. Just “stamp” a small clear block in the ink and paint with Aqua Painter from that palette. You can also use an Aqua Painter to add some Balmy Blue ink to the lake portion on the bottom.
  • After the paper is fairly dry, stamp the detailed side of the stamps with both Balmy Blue and Night of Navy ink. You can use the Aqua Painter to soften the details and add brush strokes as you like.
  • When the paper is thoroughly dry, use an Embossing Buddy to remove the static, stamp over mountains in VersaMark and emboss in white.
  • Cut the larger trees out of watercolor paper first, then use an Aqua Painter to watercolor them with Night of Navy ink.
  • For the smaller tree and row of trees, spritz the watercolor paper, then stamp with the solid side (stamp off once 1st). When the paper is dry, stamp with the detail side. Then use the coordinating dies to cut them out.
  • Heat emboss the sentiment in white on Night of Navy Cardstock, cut out with Classic Label Punch, and finish off with a bit of Braided Linen Trim.
So grateful to fellow Demo, Tami Hewlett, whose design really helped me get my creative juices flowing. These techniques, of watercoloring with ink and Aqua Painter, stamping off, etc. are things many of us know to do. Pulling them out of your bag of tricks to use in building scenes with Mountain Air will be a blast! Use different colors, combos of stamps etc and create something entirely different.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Peaceful Moments Buckle Fold

The Peaceful Poppies Dies have lots of pieces to use in building your lovely creations. The card design came from fellow Demo, Cindy Brumbaugh.

These are all the things you can cut with the Peaceful Poppies dies

This shows how layer and build with the dies

Peaceful Moments, Abstract Impressions
Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Memento Tuxedo Black

Peaceful Moments dies, Classic Label Punch, 2” Circle Punch or Layered Circles dies.

Measurements For Buckle Fold Card
Card Base:4-1/4 x 8-1/2 scored at 5-1/2 on the 8-1/2 side
DSP: 2-3/4 x 4 on front of card
Belt strip 1-1/2 x 5-1/2″ scored at 5-1/4″ so there is a 1/4″ flap to attach to the card base
DSP for belt strip 5 x 1-1/4
Inside panel is 4 x 5-1/4

  1. Stamp background image onto 3 x 4 Whisper White Cardstock (cardstock is vertical)
  2. Samp sentiment and main image onto 2-3/4 x 4 Whisper White cardstock (cardstock is horizontal).
  3. Fold 4-1/4 x 8-3/4 Base cardstock on 5-1/2 score line, adhere stamped 3 x 4 Whisper White (background) to 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 panel.Tip: Only apply adhesive along edge of Whisper White cardstock to avoid having adhesive in center of panel which will be cut out with punch.
  4. Place Classic Label Punch upside down over panel with background images reaching in as far as punch will go. Line edge of punch to edge of Whisper White cardstock and punch.
  5. Slide to other end of panel and line punch up to edge of Whisper White cardstock and punch. Set aside.
  6. Fold 3 x 8-1/2 cardstock base on 4-1/4 score line, then adhere stamped 2-3/4 x 4 Whisper White cardstock to top panel with fold on right side and adhere other 2-3/4 x 4 Whisper White Cardstock to inside. Adhere to Accent color cardstock, then center on Cardbase panel and adhere with fold on right side (cardbase fold is on left side).
  7. Fold left panel of card closed, then insert top panel from right side into slot created with Classic Label Punch.

Card Ministry

Peaceful Moments, Timeless Tropical
Card Stock
Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red

Poppy Moments dies

  1. Basic Black card base 8-1/ x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4 die cut cluster of flowers in the top left
  3. Real Red for solid flowers 4-1/2 x 2-3/4 diecut
  4. Cherry Cobbler for outline of flowers 4-1/2 x 2-3/4 diecut
  5. Basic Black for flower centers 1 x 1-3/4 diecut
  6. Old Olive for solid leaves 2-1/2 x3-1/4 diecut
  7. Mossy Meadow for leaf details 2-1/2 x3-1/4 diecut
  8. Whisper White inside 4 x 5-1/4 stamp small flower from Tropical stamp set
Lovely Lily Pad
Card Stock
Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather or Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Gorgeous Grape or Lovely Lipstick, Pool Party

Lily Pad dies
  1. Pretty Peacock Card Base: 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Highland Heather border around DSP: 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 stamp and die cut the lilies from the middle
  3. Lily Impressions DSP: 3 x 4
  4. Pool Party 2-3/4 x 5-1/2 stamp lily pads then cut lilies and border die
  5. Vellum 2 x 2 square die cut detailed large lily
  6. Whisper White inside: 4 x 5-1/4

Waterfront, Piece of Cake
Card Stock
Garden Lane DSP, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow
Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Gray Granite, Sahara Sand

Stitched Rectangles
  1. Thick Whisper White card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. DSP 4 x 5-1/4
  3. Mossy Meadow 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 stitched rectangles die cut #3
  4. Whisper White 4-1/2 x 3-1/4 stitched rectangles die cut #4
    • stamp 'ground' in Sahara Sand, 'mountain' in Gray Granite, 'sun' in Crushed Curry, and 'trees' and 'greeting' in Mossy Meadow
    • inside: 'birthday cake' in Crushed Curry, 'plate' in Sahara Sand, “Cut the Cake” and Enjoy Every Crumb” in Mossy Meadow
5. Inside stamp cake in Crushed Curry, plate in Sahara Sand and Cut the Cake, Enjoy Every Crumb
in Gray Granite