A Touch of Ink

Stampin Up Touch of Ink SSS Stencil background Anytime card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This card was created just because I wanted to get inky. The background was created with a Simon Says Stamp Stencil called Mix and Match Squares. I love the modern vibe. I used Crushed Curry ink and a blending Brush to create the background which was mounted onto Soft Suede card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Touch of Ink SSS Stencil background Anytime card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The focal point uses the 2021 Sale-A-Bration A Touch of Ink stamp set to create the butterfly and sentiment. The solid butterfly image was inked with Sponge Daubers to get the two toned coloring (Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie) . The largest Stitched Square Die was used to cut the image which was mounted onto another piece of Soft Suede card stock about 1/4″ larger and mounted onto the stenciled image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Touch of Ink SSS Stencil background Anytime card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

A few Champagne Rhinestones were scattered around the focal point for a bit of glam and shine.

Of course the envelope had to be dressed up to accompany the card. ♥

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Celebrate Summer Daisy Lane Style

Stampin Up Daisy Lane Daisy Punches Celebrate Sunflowers Hot Foil Sentiments Anytime Card idea Slimline cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Yesterday we had our first summer rainstorm marking the transition into summer. Although I did not create this post in time to play my card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketch which was a slimline card. A truly clean and simple design.

The colors used are Basic White, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green (Retired), Shaded Spruce. The Shaded Spruce was blended around the edges of the Gumball Green and the area behind the daisy. ♥ the effect. 

Stampin Up Daisy Lane Daisy Punches Celebrate Sunflowers Hot Foil Sentiments Anytime Slimline Card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Here is a closer look at the Daisy. I stamped four images from SU Daisy Lane stamp set in Smoky Slate and punched them out. The medium daisies were glued together after slightly offsetting them and then mounted onto the large daisies also glued together offset with Stampin Dimensionals. The center was created using the medium daisy stamped in Daffodil Delight and then colored with the same Stampin’ Blends. It was also added to the daisies with dimensionals.

The leaves were created using Stampin’ Up!  Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

Stampin Up Daisy Lane Daisy Punches Celebrate Sunflowers Hot Foil Sentiments Anytime Slimline Card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment was Hot Foiled onto Basic Black card stock with gold foil. The sentiment is from Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II. I love the letterpress effect of the hot foil process.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

The Greetery Summer Sketches & Simple Things

The Greetery Summer Sketches SU Old Olive DSP Anytime card idea Michelle Gleeson

A couple of weeks ago The Greetery had a sale for their 2nd Anniversary and it coincided with the launch of their May collection. Well I took advantage of that sale to pick up several sets that I have had my eye on. These sets are from the first year of Betsy’s launch and it is cool to see how she has evolved as a designer and entrepreneur.

My card is CASE’d from one of the designs in the Summer Sketches Lookbook. It uses Summer Sketches and Simple Things stamp and diessets. 

The sprig of summer florals is mounted onto white card stock cut using The Greetery Nordic Frame Die. The frame was popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to a white card base covered with Retired Old Olive DSP. I am on a mission to start using my DSP!

The Greetery Summer Sketches Greetery Simple Things Anytime Card idea inside peek Michelle Gleeson

Of course the inside needed a little summer sketch love as well.

The Greetery Summer Sketches Greetery Simple Things Anytime Card Michelle Gleeson

I hope you are having a fabulous day. Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers,

Michelle

Hero Arts Book Stacks

Hero Arts Book Stacks Literally the Best Thinking of you card ideas Michelle Gleeson

When our two sons were young we read to them everyday. We instilled in them a love of reading and to this day they are ferocious readers. So when Hero Arts came out with Book Stacks Background stamp and Literally the Best stamp set they had to become part of my craft stash. 

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wI colored the 6 x 6 panel of stacked books with Copic Markers. The tea in the tea cup and the eye glasses were covered with Glossy Accents.  Then I cut the panels to create to Mini Slimline cards (6 x 3 1/2). The panels were mounted onto black card stock and then mounted onto the 6″ x 3 1/2″ card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hero Arts Book Stacks Literally the Best Thinking of you card idea inside peek Michelle Gleeson

Clean and simple cards to send to our sons. 

It is overcast today and it makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a book. I hope your week ahead is a good one.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle