Thursday, March 30, 2017

So Much Sale-a-bration Awesomeness...So Little Time Left

I can't believe Sale-a-bration is almost over! Tomorrow at midnight it all goes away :( I still have so many fabulous projects to share that showcase Sale-a-bration products, so today  I'm sharing two...hope you don't mind. Both feature the Delicate Details stamp set, which is one that I will be keeping and using long after Sale-a-bration is over. Check them out...

This first one was inspired by several I have seen on Pinterest. It not only uses the Delicate Details set, but also the So Very Much set as well...even more Sale-a-bration awesomeness! My colour scheme here was Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach.
Now let me stop for a brief Public Service Announcement about the fact that Watermelon Wonder is a retiring In-Colour and all associated products will disappear very soon. Once the retiring product list posts on April 10th all In-Colour products will be availalbe only while supplies last, so order your reinkers and extra card stock NOW. Don't wait. (BONUS: You'll get Sale-a-bration freebies on your order!)
Ok...back to the project...I used the Classic Label punch to punch out the "So very much", popped it up with dimensionals and added a little Peekaboo Peach enamel heart.

Now for my second project...

This is one I L-O-V-E! I started by heat embossing the lace images from the Delicate Details set in white and then sponged on Pool Party, Island Indio and Night of Navy inks to create the ombre effect. I so love this background! The sentiment stamp is from the Everyday Tags stamp set in the Occasions Cataloge (which is still live until MAY 31st). I stamped it in Night of Navy ink, die cut it using the Layering Circles Framelits and layered it on an Island Indigo scalloped circle. I added a little Pool Party paper bow from the Cupcakes and Carousels embellishment kit and a little Metal-rimmed Pearl.

If you have picked up either of these Sale-a-bration stamp sets yet, you'd better hurry! You don't want to miss out on them...they're fabulous!


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Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dragonfly Sympathy

I don't know about you, but I really hate making sympathy cards. They always mean someone I care about is hurting, which makes my heart hurt too. That's why I always try to have a few pre-made so that I don't have to associate the sadness of loss with the craft that I love. Today I have a sympathy card I designed for my recent card buffet...

I used some of the gorgeous Inside the Lines Sale-a-bration DSP for the background. That stuff is SO versatile, whether I take the time to colour it or simply use it as a fabulous neutral background. Here I stamped part of the DSP using some of the spatter stamp images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Rich Razzleberry ink. I also heat embossed some spatters in silver to add texture and shine.

The dragonflly is die-cut from Basic Black card stock using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. I added some silver texture by inking parts of the die-cut with Versamark and heat embossing in silver. I layered the detailed dragonfly on solid vellum dragonfly to give the wings more substance.
The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and is stamped in Basic Black ink. The only embellishment on the front of the card is some black metallic thread.

On the inside of the card I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the sentiment from the Better Together stamp set and a dragonfly from the Dragonfly Dreams set, both in Basic Black.

This simple sympathy card is perfect to have on-hand for when the need arises. If you haven't already done so, be sure to pick up a pack of the Inside the Lines DSP for FREE with a $60 order before Friday, March 31st, or it will be gone forever!


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Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00

Sunday, March 26, 2017

More Medallions for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Mine has been crazy-busy as I hosted back-to-back jam-packed card buffets this week. So much stamping so with many wonderful friends!
Today marks the start of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps. Check it out...




Here is my project for the Design Team:
 

I couldn't resist pulling out the Make a Medallion stamp set once again for this challenge. I am so loving the ease with which it allows me to create beautifully detailed images with multiple colours! Here is a better look at the gorgeous images...

To create my medallion I began by inking my first image with Rich Razzleberry ink and then, using a sponge dauber, I added some Blackberry Bliss (yep...pulled out my all-time favourite retired In-Colour!)...you can see the ombre effect...so very cool! I also used Mint Macaron and Pool Party ink to fill in the rest of the medallion. I absolutely LOVE this colour palette!

I die-cut the medallion using the Layering Circles framelits and then adhered it to a Lacy Doily that I had inked with Blackberry Bliss ink. I love the way the shape of the doily mimics the medallion. I finished it off with a (retired) Iced Rhinestone embellishment.

The sentiment is heat embossed in silver. I layered the card front on a Rich Razzleberry card stock mat before mounting it on a Smoky Slate card stock base. I added some silver 5/8" satin ribbon and layered some Rich Razzleberry ribbon over top...I really like the contrast in the textures of the two ribbons. Of course, I couldn't stop at just one rhinestone, so I added a few more for extra bling ;)

On the inside I stamped  a few more medallions on a layer of Whisper White card stock and added it to the Smoky Slate card base.

I am sooooo going to miss this beautiful stamp set when it goes away in just a few short days. If you haven't yet gotten your hands on it, you had better hurry...time is running out!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and then give this awesome colour challenge a try!



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Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
[133642]
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Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00
Iced Rhinestone Embellishments
Iced Rhinestone Embellishments
[139637]
$6.25

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