Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Seasonal Thinking of You

Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a good week. I am counting down the days till school finishes...not long now!
I know summer is just starting but I'm already starting to think about fall projects, thianks in part to the fantastic Colourful Seasons bundle! Check out this card I created recently:

Aren't those die-cut leaves just fantastic?? Here is a closer look...

So intricate and pretty! I die-cut them from copper, gold and silver foil for this card...I am loving mixed metals these days! Besides, fall leaves come in all colours, right? I used some of the Wood Textures DSP for the background, stamping and embossing some leaves in copper using the coordinating Colourful Seasons stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink on another strip of Wood Textures DSP which I matted with copper foil. The only embellishment is a bit of linen thread.

On the inside I added a Very Vanilla card stock layer and stamped some more leaves in Early Espresso ink, stamping both full-strength and stamped off once for depth.

I am just starting to play with this fantastic bundle...can't wait until school is out and I have more time to get my creative juices flowing!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet

Happy Sunday...and happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there! Today marks the start of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps and it is a perfectly summer one!

There are so many possibilites for this yummy palette, but I chose to break in my new Beautiful Bouquet bundle. I've been dying to take these new products for a spin and this was the perfect opportunity. Here is what I came up with...

Isn't that a pretty bouquet? Here's a closer look...

I used Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral for the flowers and Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz for the greenery. I was so easy to build this bouquet and involved NO STAMPING! I added a hint of shimmer with some clear Wink of Stella on the Flirty Flamingo flowers. The background watercolour wash was done on watercolour paper using my Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz ink pads with an aquapainter. That cute little tag was stamped using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and die-cut using the Bouquet Bunch framelits.

I added some Linen thread to the tag and some yummy Calypso Coral ombre ribbon to the bouquet. The background layer on my card is done using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF...I used Sahara Sand for both the embossed panel and the card base. I added a touch of whimsy with a little bit of a Delicate White Doily peeking out from behind the focal image.

On the inside I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink and the flowers in Wild Wasabi and Calypsot Coral. All images are from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

This colour combo is positively yummy! Give it a try and share your project with us at Sunday Stamps this week...we'd love to see what you create!

Have a super Sunday!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Coffee Happiness Shaker

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another Tri-City Stampers blog hop! This month we are sharing projects made with new products from the just-released 2017/18 Annual Catalogue. I have a fun shaker card to share that features the Coffee Cafe Suite...

What better filling for a coffee-themed shaker card than coffee beans?? I made the shaker window extra-big so that the beans had lots of room to jump around. And know what the best part is? This card SMELLS DIVINE!  Nothing like the aroma of fresh-roasted coffee to make you smile! I used some of the Coffee Break DSP for my card front which I die-cut using the Lots of Labels framelits. I used window sheets on both the inside and the outside of my shaker so that the inside of the card was visible through the window.

The sentiment is from the Coffee Cafe stamp set and is stamped in Garden Green ink. I once again used the Lots of Labels framelits to die-cut the sentiment out. The coffee cup is die-cut using the Coffee Cups framelits from the Coffee Break DSP. Did you know there is a die in that set that perfectly matches images on the DSP?? So awesome! Now, the coffee pot is fussy-cut...no die for that one...but a little fussy cutting never hurt anyone, right?

Inside the card I made an iced coffee using the Coffee Cups framelits. I die-cut the cup from more of the Coffee Cafe DSP and sponged the edges to give it dimension. The whipped cream is stamped in Crumb Cake ink and and the straw is stamped in Garden Green. Both are also die-cut using the same framelits set. To make the domed lid, I die-cut it from a scrap of window sheets. To adhere it, I applied some Tombow to the whipped cream and wiped most of the glue off, leaving a tacky layer. The window sheet adhered to the tacky layer of Tombow and the glue is unnoticeable.

To create the sentiment on the cup I stamped it and die-cut it with the sleeve die from the Coffee Cups framelits. I then trimmed just a smidge off the top and bottom of the die-cut sleeve and layered it on a second die-cut sleeve in Garden Green card stock.

I am so happy with the way this card turned out and can't wait to share it with my guests who attend my class this Friday! So much fun!

Now be sure to hop on over to Steph and Sandy's blogs to check out what they have created.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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