Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bee Sweet

This new type of embossing folder is the bomb! Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folders make extra deep, super crisp impressions, like 3D on steroids lol. I could have easily stamped  the bee and fussy cut it, but since I had the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, I decided to try that out on the stamped be.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Blooms and Wishes stamp set and the coordinating Designer Series Paper are just so darn pretty! I really wanted a Z fold card that could be made with 8 1/2 x 11 card stock and that would fold to the regular card size of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. So I fiddled with a piece of scrap card stock until I got it right!
  • Cut Thick Whisper White 5 ½ x 9 inches.
  • With the long side at the top, score at 4 ¼ and 7 ¼
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White 3 x 3 ¼ inches
  • The Designer Series Paper pieces are: 1 ½ x 5 ¼, 2 ¾ x 5 ¼, and 4 x 5 ¼ inches   

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Shabby Chic Dragonfly

I got design idea for this card from fellow Demo, Wendy Klein. I never would have thought to use Designer Series Paper for the detailed dragonfly thinlit.  It's gorgeous in person, and I can't get a photograph to do it justice.
  • Stamp the images from Timeless Textures stamp set in Smoky Slate ink. Stamp the splatters in Versamark and then use Copper embossing powder.
  • Sponge Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate inks over the images.
  • Cut the solid dragonfly thinlit (backing) in Copper Foil
  • Cut the detailed overlay from Falling In Love DSP. Then brush with Clear Wink of Stella to add a sheen of glimmer.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Stamp Your Art Out!

Special Reason, Rose Wonder
Card Stock
Whisper White Thick: cut 8 ½ x 5 ½ score at 4 ¼
Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼ embossed layer
3 1/16 x 4 1/16 diecut & stamped layer
Glimmer: Sweet Sugarplum/Mint Macaron/Bermuda Bay: 2 15/16 x 3 15/16 and ½ x 5 ½
Sweet Sugarplum/Mint Macaron/Bermuda Bay
3/8 Metallic Ribbon
Stylish Stems Thinlits, Petal Burst embossing folder
Botanical Blooms, Timeless Texture, Avant Gardens
Card Stock
Sweet Sugarplum: card base: cut 8 ½ x 5 ½ score at 4 ¼
2 ¼ x 2 ¼ flower diecut
Basic Black: 4 x 5 ¼ outside layer
1 ½ x 1 ½ flower center diecut
Whisper White: 3 ¾ x 5 stamped layer
1 ½ x 1 ½ flower center diecut
Old Olive: 2 ½ x 1 ½ leaf diecut
Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
White Enamel
Botanical Thinlits

Dragonfly Dreams
Card Stock
Peekaboo Peach/Perfect Plum: card base: cut 8 ½ x 5 ½ score at 4 ¼
Gold Glimmer Paper: 3 ¼ x 4 ¼
Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼ for inside
Watercolor Paper: 4 x 5 ¼
Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy
Gold Sequins
Dragonfly Thinlits, Stampin' Spritzer

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wonder With Water

This simple design worked up nicely. The sequins in the bottom corner were not supposed to be there, but I smeared black ink in that spot and had to cover it up lol.

I get the watercolor look for the flower, I stamped in black Stazon, then used my Stampin' Spritzer to apply water. Then I inked up the stamp in Crushed Curry and rolled the edges of stamp into Watermelon Wonder. I then gave it a bit of extra shimmer with clear Wink of Stella. I tried several different color combinations of inks for the flower, but I liked this combo best because it popped.

These are a couple done in other colors that I don't care for.

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