Just a Little Note to Say HELLO

Stampin Up A Little Lace Just Add Ink #514 Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

When I saw the color palette over at the Just Add Ink Color Challenge this week I had to participate. 

Isn’t this color palette soothing? 

The silver background element is from the Gold Laser Cut DSP in the Forever Greenery Suite. The backside of each laser cut element is white which allows you an entirely clean slate to create on. I dabbed my Versamark ink pad over the  piece and then sprinkled Silver Embossing powder all over it. Then the magic happens when you bring in your heat tool to melt the powder. No matter how often I heat emboss it is so cool watch every time.

Stampin Up A Little Lace Just Add Ink #514 Anytime Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The image from A Little Lace stamp set was stamped in Smokey Slate ink and then colored with Pool Party and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. Colors blend so well together. 

Wink of Stella (clear and silver) was added for some sparkle. Unfortunately I could not pick up the sparkle in the photos. UGH

A Pretty Peacock Rhinestone (retired) was added. You could also use your Stampin’ Blends to color a basic rhinestone.

Then the banner was added using a sentiment from A Little Lace. This card is so pretty in person I wish I could capture the sparkle of the silver embossing and Wink of Stella splatters. 

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Forever Greenery Suite for #PCC384

Stampinup Forever Greenery Suite #PPC384 Hot Foil Sentiment Anytime Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Stampin’ Up!’s Forever Greenery Suite is filled with a beautiful stamp set, stunning Designer Series Paper (DSP), stunning ribbon and embellishments as well as dies that coordinate with everything in the suite. It is no wonder we see it all over social media.

Here are the elements of the suite used in my project:

  • Forever Flourishing dies were used to cut out imaginary from the Forever Greenery DSP
  • gold sprigs are from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality paper
  • Gold Hoop Embellishment from the suite
Stampinup Forever Greenery Suite #PPC384 Hot Foil Sentiment Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The gems are from the new Holiday Catalog and will be available to customers August 1st. They coordinate beautifully as they have gold sparkle within the clear gem.

The Gray Granite card stock was embossed with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder. And the ribbon is from a big box store that I cut and removed threads to get the fringed rectangle I wanted for the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge #PCC384

The sentiment was created using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System. I love the look of foiled letterpress sentiments. 

Stampinup Forever Greenery Suite #PPC384 Hot Foil Sentiment Anytime Cards Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

You can see the envelope flap was decorated with (retired) DSP. And the inside as a gold sprig as well to draw the them to the inside of the card. I love how this turned out.

Stampinup Forevaer Greenery Suite #PPC384 Hot Foil Sentiment Anytime Card inside peek Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Thanks for stopping by and stay well.

Michelle 

Simple Sayings

Stampin up Forever Greenery DSP Eastern Beauty C9 Simply Said Thinking of you card Idea The Spot Challenge #118 TGIFC#272 Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

A quick project inspired by two challenges this week. Unfortunately due to computer WordPress issues I missed my entry into one of them…

 

Forever Greenery DSP inspired the color palette Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock. The DSP was used to create the tag elements using my tag punch and trimmed to fit the  4″ x 5 1/4″ background which as created using the retired stamp set Eastern Beauty. 

Stampin up Forever Greenery DSP Eastern Beauty C9 Simply Said Thinking of you card Ideas The Spot Challenge #118 TGIFC#272 Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment is from Concord & 9th’s Simple Sayings stamp set and coordinating die set. The sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock and embossed with clear embossing powder. I repeated the heat embossing a second time using Versamark ink the second time. NOTE: to do this you must use your Stamparatus to ensure your stamp is lined up perfectly again.

After embossing the sentiment was cut out with the coordinating die and mounted onto the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Before mounting onto the Pretty Peacock card base poke holes through the Mint Macaron card stock and then tie the ribbon through the two tag holes. 

 

Stampin up Forever Greenery DSP Eastern Beauty C9 Simply Said Thinking of you card inside peek The Spot Challenge #118 TGIFC#272 Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

A sliver of DSP on the inside carries the theme to the inside of my card. 

The color palette and DSP make this card. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Best Preppie Plaid Builder

Stampin Up Best Plaid Builder C9 Dahlia Anytime Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I believe this is a sleeper die set in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Why? Because it is so versatile and yet I have not seen it showcased much yet. Perhaps Christmas plaids will bring it to life on the blogospheres and Instagram.

In the meantime I am going to play with the Best Plaid Builder dies for some fun preppie summer cards.

Stampin Up Best Plaid Builder C9 Dahlia Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I really cannot decide which color combination I like more Night of Navy & Daffodil Delight OR Night of Navy & Granny Apple Green. 

I adore the font of the sentiments which is from Concord & 9th’s Dahlia Stamp set.

Stampin Up Best Plaid Builder C9 Dahlia Anytime Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The die set cuts beautifully. It cuts larger than an A2 card. My mind is spinning with so many ideas for this die set. I used liquid glue to glue the pieces together.

Stampin Up Best Plaid Builder C9 Dahlia Anytime Cards Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Which color combination do you like better? I would love to know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle