You Are Loved – Saturday Anything Goes series

Hey again – we had fun creating a lovely card on yesterday’s Facebook Live Saturday Anything Goes.  I think you will enjoy the video and hopefully you find that the quality is much better than it has been in the past.  Loving my new HD Webcam!  Anyway, below is the video and I have the list of supplies used underneath that.

Remember you can purchase any supplies by either clicking the Shop Now icon in the upper right of the page or you can click here.

Thanks for viewing and see you next Saturday for another Saturday Anything Goes series project.

Supply list:
Whisper White cardstock
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer paper (Sale-A-Bration free item)
Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon
Stampin’ Blends Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive duos
Pearl Basic Jewels
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Petal Palette stamp set
Blossoming Basket stamp set (Sale-A-Bration free item)y list:

 

A Valentine for my Mother

Mom loved Valentine’s Day – she was always presented with a lovely card and a box of her favorite thin mints (two boxes so she could hide one from Dad).  In her keepsake box I found all the cards she had saved over her life and you could tell she treasured receiving them.  She is no longer with us, but I decided to make her a card that reflects how special she was to me.  So Mom, this one is for you!

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Pink and blue can be so lovely together as the DSP shows and that was the inspiration for the card.  I started with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock (131198) cut 4-1/4″ x 8.5″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  This is my go to card measurement.  Using the Lots of Labels Framelits (138281) I cut out the center with the largest die that would fit.  I know, I know, there is now a gaping hole right in the center of the card.  Don’t panic (my favorite quote from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) as we fix that right away by cutting a panel of Suite Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (14556) that measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ which I then adhered to the backside of the front panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  There, all better now.

To help blend the Blushing Bride cardstock with the Suite Soiree DSP, I stamped the upper left and lower right corners of the cardstock with a floral accent stamp from Petal Palette (145785) using Smoky Slate ink 131179).  And to bring out the silver in the DSP, I cut a 4-1/4″ strip of the beautiful 3/8″ Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213) and angle cut each end.  This was adhered to the cardstock across the center using Fast Fuse (129026).

Now for the focal image.   I stamped the sentiment from A Mother’s Flair in Berry Burst ink (144083) on a piece of Whisper White cardstock (100730).  I then stamped the teapot from the same stamp set below the sentiment inking just the teapot section in Marina Mist ink (126962) an then using Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033).  It really isn’t as hard as it sounds and the result is so pretty!  I did want a bit of dimension on the focal panel, so I again stamped just the teapot in Marina Mist, then fussy cut it out and popped it onto the focal panel right over the stamped teapot using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).  Lastly I popped the focal panel up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), placed a few Enamel Shapes (141679) in a coordinating color and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220) and called it Done!

I think Mom would have really liked this card and I hope you have enjoyed it too.  Please let me know if you have any questions about it.  If you need any supplies mentioned above, I would love to have you shop with me.  You can click the link in the upper right corner of the page, or if you are on your mobile, click here and  you will be taken right to my store.

Ta ta for now!

Brushos!

Colors really can make the card and we now have a new to us medium that is so much fun to play with – Brusho Crystal Colour!  Similar to watercolor but way more versatile.  There are multiple techniques you can use to apply Brusho and some great YouTube videos out there that explain how.

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I started with Shimmery White cardstock.  It stands up to water much better than regular Whisper White.  I then used our Stampin’ Spritzer and liberally applied water to the surface.  I then tapped on a little of each of the Brusho colors (Brilliant Red, Gamboge, Yellow, Moss Green and Prussian Blue).  It was like mini fireworks when the crystals hit the water!  Areas where I wanted the colors to “run” a bit, I simply spritzed on more water holding the spritzer about 4-6″ away from the paper for a finer mist and better control.  I then heat set it but if you have the patience you could just let it air dry.

Now, let’s talk about how I got two cards made from this one background.

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I die cut the butterfly out using one of the Lots of Labels dies.  I then cut the same size die from our Basic Black cardstock, cut it in half vertically and then glued each piece to the end of the butterfly focal.  This was then mounted onto one of the premade cards in the Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes pack (which happens to be a free item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog) using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then glued a 1/2″ strip of Basic Black cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the bottom leaving a small border.  I stamped the sentiment from Dragonfly Dream with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cut this down to fit and adhered it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Easy, breezy!

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I then took the leftover Brusho background and used it for the card below.  I stamped the floral image from the Petal Palette stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then using my Blender Pens and several inks (Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral and So Saffron) colored in the leaves and petals.  I then used a blender pen and Soft Sky ink to do a light wash around the image to ground it.  Once my focal image was complete, I used one of the Lots of Labels dies to cut it out.  I also cut out the same die in Basic Black cardstock, cut it in half and glued each piece to the top and bottom of the focal piece.  The Brusho background was adhered to another of the Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes card base using multipurpose glue.  The focal piece was then glued in the center of that leaving a nice border of the card base showing through.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Petal Palette onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut it down and flagged the end, and adhered it to the lower left using multipurpose glue.  Another pretty card!

If you have been thinking about getting the Brusho Crystal Colour set, I hope this gives you some inspiration.  You can find all of the products used in my store – just click the Shop Now button in the upper right corner or click here.  Drop me a comment if you have any questions.

Ta for now!

Love – for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Hot ‘lanta has frozen over!  While we have been spared the snow that the rest of the East Coast seems to be getting, I haven’t seen temps this cold since I left Colorado – even Ms. Wynnie is spending nights indoors.  The upside is that I get to spend time in my warm, cozy craft room just in time for this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  Yay!

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There were two suites in the new catalogs that I immediately fell in love with – Sure Do Love You and Petal Palette.  Can you say gorgeous?  And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner I decided to find a way to use both suites together.  I had viewed a great YouTube video on how to make a concertina wallet filled with love bombs and decided to give it a go.  This little wallet really packs a lot of love as you can see from the pic below.

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Sweet, right?  The wallet is so easy to put together and the 4 little “bombs” took no time at all.  It is also very frugal on DSP which made it easier to cut into that wowza paper rather than hoarding it (c’mon, you know y’all do that too).  So how is it made?  Rather than totally reinvent the wheel, I am going to point you to the very same YouTube video I watched:  Love Bomb Concertina Wallet.  Sam (Pootles Papercraft) is one of my favorite YouTubers and I know you will enjoy her video.

To stay with my Valentine’s theme, I used two 6 x 6″ pieces of Powder Pink card stock (144244).  I then scored, trimmed and folded just like in the video.  I used Tear and Tape adhesive (138995) to connect the sides.  This paper is thick so wanted to make sure of a good hold.  I then took two pieces of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP (145580) cut 2-3/4″ square and adhered one to the front and one to the back using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  I used a paper punch for a small hole on both the front and back, then threaded Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon (144134) through the front hole, wrapping around to the back and out through that hole.  This makes for a neat way to close your wallet when full.  I then stamped the sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) in Melon Mambo ink (126948) on Whisper White card stock (100730).  I also stamped one of the little florets from that stamp set in Calypso Coral ink (126983).  I then cut this out using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372).  This was adhered to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).  Isn’t it adorable?

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Now that the wallet was done, I needed some love bombs for the inside.  This will hold four of them nicely.   Two were cut from Whisper White Cardstock (10073) and two from the Painted with Love Specialty DSP (145580).  I stamped the bouquet from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) in Calypso Coral ink (126983) on a 2-3/4″ square of Whisper White.  For the next one, I stamped the sentiment from Sure Do Love You stamp set (1415763) again in Calypso Coral ink.  This was cut out with the die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (145653).  I attached this to a 2-3/4″ square piece of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  For the third one, I stamped the sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) using Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White.  I then used the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (119850) to punch this out and attached it to another piece of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP.   The last love bomb has a sentiment from Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675) stamped in Melon Mambo on a 2-3/4″ square of Whisper White.  I then used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721) on the last little scrap of DSP and adhered it to the bottom using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  And that was that!  Below is a close-up pic of how they turned out.

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And there you have it!  Little love bombs in a pretty wallet to give to that someone special.  Let me know if you have any questions on how this went together and if you need supplies to make your own, I would sure love to have you order them from me.  Just click the Shop button in the upper right corner and it will take you right to my store.  As always, feel free to “bomb” me with any questions you might have.  This really is a simple project to do and so much fun!

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