Grateful Heart

Karin Markers Neat&Tangled Grateful Heart Thank you card ideas Michelle Gleeson

One of the wonderful aspects of the paper crafting world is meeting new people and creating special relationships with those people.

I created this card for someone who I am so grateful for her continued loyalty as a SU customer. While the stamps and dies used are not SU the card base and DSP are retired SU products.

Karin Markers Neat&Tangled Grateful Heart Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson

I love the look of watercoloring however getting the right amount of water and paint always seems to be a challenge for me. It is that perfectionistic tendency which watercoloring has no place for…

I decided to try a set of Karin Markers for watercoloring. That is how I colored this floral set. As my first venture with these markers I was pretty pleased. However I have a LONG way to go.

It was early morning sun so these photos were tough to capture.

Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

 

Hot Foiling & Gathered Leaves

Stampin Up TheSpotChallenge#124 GDP#254 Gathered Leaves Dies Hot Foil Stamp Market Lots of Thanks Stamp Set Thank you card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampunup SU

I have another fall card for you today. It was inspired by two challenges this week. Global Design Project Sketch and The Spot Color Challenge.

The Spot Challenge #124
GDP 254

I love the effect of using Hot Foiling. It creates a letter press foiled impression on the paper. While there are specially designed hot foil plates; many regular dies can be used to hot foil as I did here.

Using standard Stampin’ Up! Gathered Leaves Dies and my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system I created these beautiful gold foiled leaves. I love the gold outline of the leaves that was created with the foiling so I hand cut  the leaves rather than use the dies again to cut them. 

Stampin Up TheSpotChallenge#124 GDP#254 Gathered Leaves Dies Hot Foil Stamp Market Lots of Thanks Stamp Set Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampunup SU

The card base is Kraft card stock from a retired Memories & More note card set which I cut down to 5.5 x 4.5. Then I layered the Blackberry Bliss card stock that was embossed with the Old World Paper Textured Embossing Folder.

Some Gold thread was wound and placed under the sentiment strip that was mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment from The Stamp Market Lots of Thanks stamp set and was heat embossed in gold then dies cut with SU Rectangle Die set. NOTE: this is THE most used die set in my craft room. A must have!

Then I added the leaves and few gold sequins provide the finishing touch.

All Stampin’ Up! products used are available on my online store. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Slimline Birthday Card

Stampin Up Forever Fern Slimline Birthday card idea Mchelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Quick post with lots of photos.

Using the Pink Fresh Studio Slimline dies I created this slimline card. The largest dies hangs over the Just Jade card base 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. The next die cut a piece of Just Jade card stock that I embossed with the Textile Embossing Folder. I embossed one end and then turned the card stock around to emboss the remaining card stock. The seam is hidden with the ribbon and focal point.

Stampin Up Forever Fern Slimline Birthday card ideas Mchelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The color palette is Just Jade, Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Calypso Coral.

The Stitched So Sweetly dies provide the background for the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

Stampin Up Forever Fern Slimline Birthday card Mchelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The inside of the card uses a coordinating sentiment from the same stamp set. A few elements from the Forever Fern bundle add color as well. 

Stampin Up Forever Ferns Slimline card idea Birthday card idea Mchelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Stampin Up Forever Fern Slimline card idea Birthday card idea Mchelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

PALS August Blog Hop – My Happiest Season

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My favorite time of year is Fall…crisp air, fall colors, sweater weather, new beginnings (with the start of a new school season), fall decorations, and more. 

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

My project features the Gather Together Bundle, Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, new Envelope Dies, Metallic Card stock and sprigs from the Sunflowers Dies.

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The large Leaves from the Gather Together stamp set were stamped in Cinnamon Cider onto Bumblebee and Very Vanilla card stock. Before the ink was dry I used a blender pen to smear the ink to create some shading. When the blending did not add enough color I added a bit more color from my Cinnamon Cider ink pad using the blender pen.

Then I die cut the stamped leaves, the embossed smaller maple leaf and two sprigs from the Sunflower dies.

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Now to put everything together. Starting with Very Vanilla card base add a piece of Gilded Autumn DSP (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Then a piece of the Gilded Autumn DSP was cut using an Envelope die and glued added onto the DSP base. 

The leaves were layered with the Very Vanilla leaf adhered with Stampin Dimensionals while the other pieces were simply glued on. One Copper sprig was placed under the Bumblebee leaf while the other was tucked under the Very Vanilla leaf. 

Gold cording from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo was tied in a bow and added to the base of the leaves with a glue dot. I love how this cord frays and adds the feel of wheat. A few gems add a bit more glam.

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment from Gather Together was embossed in gold embossing powder and tucked in tight to the focal point. 

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Thanks for stopping by. Now don’t forget to check out the rest of the wonderful creations by the PALS.

Michelle

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
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