This past week we have had the most beautiful weather. We call it Chamber of Commerce Weather. Sunny, no humidity and in the 70’s. Needless to say you want/need to be outside. Since I work full time my weekends are my time to enjoy time outside. I also need/want time in my craft room. Thankfully I am an early riser so I can do both. Yesterday I played with my new Concord & 9th Fine Line Floral stamps and dies. I do not need anymore floral stamp sets however when I saw Angie of Concord & 9th demo this set I knew I had to have it. I have a lot of photos for you.
This first card was stamped in Memento Black ink and then again with Versarmark on Shimmery White card stock and heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored three of the flowers using Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Seaform Green.
A few Nuvo Drops and Old Olive Linen Thread add the finishing touch.
A peek at the inside sentiment.
This card was created using the fill-in floral images from the stamp set. Again using the same three colors. Using Stampin’ Up! Stitched Rectangle Dies the layers were layered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. (If you do not have this Stitched Rectangle Dies you NEED them!) The centers of the flowers and the sentiment were heat embossed in Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder,
Again a few Nuvo Drops adorn the card to finish it off.
Love the detail of this set.
And here are the two cards together. I created a few more cards with this set in another color palette that I will share later this week. Be sure to stop back. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss a post, you won’t get anything but my posts.
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Happy Weekend! I have a quick card to share. I made this for a colleague who lost her mom this week. I had a new stamp set from Altenew (Dotted Blooms) to ink up. I used the inspiration provided with the stamp set for my design. The images were stamped in opposite corners in Early Espresso ink. I added color with Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade Blends.
The real star is the sentiment which is from the Honey Bee With Sympathy stamp set. Sympathy was stamped in Poppy Parade ink and then cut with my Scan n Cut. The “with” was stamped and heat in embossed in white on Early Espresso card stock. The card base is Poppy Parade with a layer of Calypso Coral card stock to frame the focal point of the card. A few Basic Jewels provide the finishing touch.
The inside sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Moments of Grace stamp set. The envelope was adorned with a Dotted Bloom image and colored to coordinate with the card.
I you are starting to see some signs of Spring wherever you are.
Happy Saturday! I did a very different card today inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketch.
I started with a vision of using the circle stamps from the Simon Says Stamp Amazing stamp set. I decided to frame them to define the colors a little more [Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow]. Then I selected the Stampin’ Up! Share What you Love DSP to coordinate with the circles. I don’t usually mix patterns as I have here.
As I laid the circles over the DSP the card began taking shape. I decided on the dark Early Espresso background to act as dirt to anchor the circles as abstract flowers. I added Basic Pearls to the center of the circles to finish the “flowers”.
This card is really outside my comfort zone and not my normal style.
The sentiment came from the SU Butterfly Gala stamp set.
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A quick post to share this masculine birthday card featuring the Classic Garage Suite from Stampin’ Up! I tweaked the Happy Father’s Day stamp from the Geared Up Garage stamp set to say Happy Birthday.
It look like there might be a piece of Basic Black card stock to the right of the DSP but it is only a shadow. I already sent the card or I would have retaken the photos.
The card is really just layers of card stock and DSP. The only stamping is the sentiment. Super simple yet creates a strong card.
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