Fresh Florals – A Pop of Color. Tuesday Beginner Series

Welcome back to the Tuesday Beginners Series.  Tonight we discuss how using just one color on top of white can really add impact to your card.  We also discuss a bit of color theory.

This card uses the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.  It is double sided and has all of the colors in the 2017-2019 In Colors group.  I used Tranquil Tide for the sample card, but we switch to Powder Pink for the card we make tonight.  It also features the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder – free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration which ends 3/31/18.

Supplied used:

Supplied used:
Whisper White card case – 4-1/4” x 11” scored and folded at 5-1/2”
Whisper White card stock scrap to cut sentiment panel
Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper
Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon
Powder Pink Stampin’ Ink Pad
Colorful Seasons stamp set
Eastern Beauty stamp set
Lots of Labels Framelits
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Fast Fuse adhesive
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I hope you enjoy the video and will give the card a try.  You can click the Shop Now icon in the upper right or if you are on a mobile device you can click here.

Thanks and see you next week!

Count My Blessings

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Time for this month’s blog hop and I am so excited to be participating with such talented crafters!

The theme for this month’s blog hop is “Giving Thanks” in preparation for Thanksgiving next month.  And this Thanksgiving is going to be such a wonderful one as we are having a mini-family reunion and will have all 5 of the grandchildren together for the first time.  They are all girls and all love crafting as do 3 of us so-called grownups.  So it promises to be a great time and I am so thankful that we will have this time together as we are all from different states and don’t get to see each other as often as we would like.

Now, on to the card.  I love embossing powder and don’t use it nearly enough so what a great opportunity to bring out a favorite stamp set and some beautiful gold!

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The card starts with some Early Espresso cardstock for the base, cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  It’s not my usual but wanted a big focal area to work with.  Next, I took a piece of Old Olive measuring 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and stamped the lovely flower image from the Count My Blessings stamp set four times in Versamark. ink  This was sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my heat tool.  This panel was matted with Early Espresso cardstock measuring  4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ using Tombow Liquid Glue.  I then wrapped some of the Copper Trim around both panels just a tad higher than center and tied it in a bow.

The card base received a top mat of lovely paper from the Painted Harvest designer series.  The focal panel was then mounted on top of this using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now for the sentiment.  I cut an oval using the second largest die from the Stitched Shapes oval framelits and stamped the sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set in Chocolate Chip.  I LOVE this sentiment – it always stamps so bold and crisp and has a big impact on a card.  To tie it together with the patterned paper, I stamped the leaf image from Count My Blessings onto the top making sure to go off the oval.  I then colored the leaves in with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends – folks you have got to get these Blends when they become available!  They are so easy to work with!  The oval was then mounted onto the focal panel, again using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The finishing touch is 3 gold circles from the  Metallic Shapes.

And, that’s it!  I hope you will give this card a try – it really is quite easy and has a lot of bang for the buck.  The gleam of the gold from the embossing really makes this card special.

Ready for the next card on the hop?  Just click the next button below to see Jaimie Babarczy’s lovely creation.  And if you started with me, be sure to click on the previous button to see the beauty that Karen Finkle created.  Ta for now!

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And here’s the list of everyone participating in today’s hop:

  1. Karen Finkle – https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/…
  2. Linda Richenberg – http://wp.me/p8GiKS-jS
  3. Jaimie Babarczy – http://wp.me/p79UhD-1l0
  4. Julie Johnston –
  5. Mary Deatherage – http://wp.me/p5snyt-4iD
  6. Sue Prather – http://wp.me/p5yitZ-bc
  7. Jari Francis – http://wp.me/p6sTcz-1q5
  8. Barbara Staradumsky https://stampin2day.wordpress.com/2…
  9. Amy Koenders – https://wp.me/p2SFwf-9S6

Oh Joy!

I was reminded by Facebook (and a particularly festive friend) that Christmas is less than 3 months away – oh joy!  So I guess it’s time I turned my attention back to holiday cards.  I tend to be a procrastinator which in previous years has found me frantically searching for cards a week before Christmas and praying they will get to the recipients in time.  I promised myself this year would be different.  Full of determination (which hopefully will last), I created today’s card.

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This is a very, very easy card to make and is would be great to mass produce – handy, right?  Especially for procrastinators like me LOL!

The base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  I then pulled out my Eastern Beauty stamp set and lo and behold there is a stamp that looks just like a star.  I stamped three of these onto the upper third of the card base using Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Next I cut a section of Bundle of Joy designer series paper measuring 3″ x 4″ which means you can get 12 pieces out of a 12″ x 12″ sheet!  This was adhered to the bottom part of the card base, leaving a narrow border of the Cherry Cobbler card base to peek through.  To hide the seam, I ran a thin strip of gold washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty series along the top of the designer paper.  I carried it from end to end, but you could just have it run the width of paper if you wanted.  Both looked good to me.

The sentiment is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock and then used the Everyday Label punch to cut it out.  I am loving this new punch y’all!  To help it stand out a bit more, I punched some Gold Glimmer Paper with the Everyday Label punch, then cut it in half vertically and adhered the pieces to the sides of the sentiment label.  This was then added to the card with Stampin Dimensionals.  The finishing touch is gold sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment which were added with just a touch of Tombow glue.

And that was pretty much that!  Once I had the design elements in mind it took no time at all to produce.  And it thrills me that I can get a dozen cards from 1 sheet of DSP, 6 sheets of cardstock and less than half a sheet of glimmer paper!

I hope that you will give this one a try.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this project.  As always, I am happy to help and would love to become your demonstrator for all things Stampin’ Up!  Just click on the store icon in the upper right of the page.  Ta ta for now!