This week’s sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches is fun and provides a lot of options.
I decided to go with a fall theme using Stampin’ Up’s Vintage Leaves. The color palette is Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze.
The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate adds a bit of whimsy. And the sentiment is from the Flirty Flamingo stamp set. I love the font in this set.
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The Oh So Eclectic Bundle was not on my wish list from the annual catalog. I loved the framelits but thought I could live without this set. I was wrong. The more I saw beautiful cards, tags, and gifts created with it, I had to have it.
This was my first inking of this set and I used inspiration from a card by Stesha Bloodhart. First I created a pretty background using one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. I used Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mouse rather than Embossing Paste. Isn’t the shine stunning as a backdrop?
The flowers were colored in Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst. The leaves are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist. I just can’t stop using this color. Before the flowers and Leaves were cut with the coordinating dies, I stamped the center of the flowers with Versmark and added Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder and heat set it for a fun shimmer to the flower centers. Then the flowers and leaves were mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The inside sentiment is Stylized Birthday in Berry Burst. The font just makes me smile. Did you see the fun envelope flap? I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to coordinate with the front of the card.
A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels add the finishing touch on the front of the card.
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I am giddy with this color combination Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist with a splash of Crushed Curry.
The Lovely Inside and Out stamp set has a modern flair with bold sentiments and whimsical background stamps. It was one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the annual catalog.
Lovely Inside & Out
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I brought design elements to the inside of the card as well. The sentiments used on the inside are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer stamp set.
The splashes of Crushed Curry on the front of the card are a combination of It’s My Party Enamel Dots (retired) and the “dots” stamp from the new Painted Harvest Photopolymer stamp set. The enamel dots add dimension and shine to the card.
The sentiment is from Right at Home Script Greetings Dies. The dies have two pieces for each word in the sent. An outline and the detailed word. I cut the outline in Vellum card stock and the word in Basic Black that was mounted on the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. I cut the detailed word three times and layered each word on the other to give greater depth to the word on the card.
Of course I carried over the fun design to the envelope. I think it creates anticipation for the recipient to see the card on the inside.
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If you are like me the weekends fly by seeming like it is Monday morning in the blink of an eye. I am an early riser and the first thing I do is grab my cup of coffee. This is a cherished bit of quiet before my day begins.
The background for today’s card is SU Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, isn’t fun? The stamp set is from Sugar Pea Designs and it’s called Coffee Addict. I got to meet the owner and creator of Sugar Pea Designs in April which makes using her stamps even more fun and rewarding. After stamping the coffee cup and steam in Early Espresso onto Soft Sky card stock I used my Paper Snips to cut it out. I used a Blender Pen to add a bit of dimension to the cup and used my Watercolor Pencils (Early Espresso and Black) for the coffee in the cup. The steaming cup of coffee was then mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The inside has the perfect sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs stamp set called The Perfect Blend.
The Urban Dictionary defines Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups. I never knew we needed a term for this. I thought it was just growing up and never thought of it in a negative manner. I do chuckle at this because it is hard sometimes!
Of course I added more Coffee Break DSP to the envelope flat to coordinate with the card.
I hope you have a GREAT Monday and may you get to enjoy your coffee in quiet.