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Wedding Bells and Seashells

A dear friend of mine got married on a beach in Punta Cana this month.  Creating a card for her wedding was easy with the So Many Shells stamp set which is new in the 2017-2018 catalog.  For the card, I used the triple layer technique, and I am so pleased with the results.

The phrases came from the Floral Phrases stamp set; the color combination was Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, and Soft Suede.

This was perfect as a wedding card, but you could easily change out the phrases and use for a birthday, get well, baby, or thinking of you card!

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Wacky Wednesday – Rainbow Fish Punch Art

The new catalog is filled with amazing new items including some fabulous new punches.  However, as punch art fills my creative mojo, Stampin’ Up! did retire some of my go-to punches this May.  I had my first punch class scheduled even before I truly thought it through.  Oh my, did I struggle for a while.  Sometimes you just have to stop second-guessing yourself and start playing!

The final card for my stamp camp proved to actually be the easiest card to make AND used four NEW punches!  That was truly a blessing!  Plus, it used some of the new In Colors – Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Peekaboo Peach.  Bermuda Bay was a perfect addition to the color scheme.

I used the new Swirly Scribbles framelits for the seaweed.  Loved how easy that was!  The greeting is from our Greatest Greetings stamp set, and it is punched out with the new Classic Label punch.

The fish is created with the Best Badge punch for the body (one full punched piece in Peekaboo Peach, and then just a third of the top part of the punch in Peekaboo Peach, Glimmer Paper, and Bermuda Bay).  The fins are created with the medium leaf from the Blossom Builder punch in Bermuda Bay.  His mouth is actually a cut piece from a swirl from the Sprinkles punch in Basic Black.  (Thanks Melissa Cook for that improvement!)  His eye is a metal-rimmed pearl with a sharpie marker center.  Be sure to use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the body!

The trio of starfish are flowers from the Blossom Builder punch with a pearl in the middle.

I love this little guy – and so on trend with the new Finding Dory film this summer!

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Fall Fest Work of Art Card

Happy October!  I’m getting my pumpkin on!

Work of Art Fall Fest Pumpkin

A quick and easy card using Work of Art and Fall Fest stamp sets.  The leaf accent is one of our new wooden accents sponged with an ink pad!

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Work of Art – Star Masking Card

Work of Art stamp set is the most versatile new stamp set in the catalog.  The images are perfect to create fabulous works of art (hence, the name).

At my Try the New Tools stamp camp, I showed my stampers how to use our new masks.  Love, love, love those masks!  We also used the new kraft stickers and the small star is from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

Here’s the card we made:

Work of Art - Star Mask

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VC Rocks Blog Hop – Big Shot, Sizzix Dies, and Punches

Hello all…

It’s time to blog hop with our talented VC Rockers!  This time around, we are focusing on the Big Shot, Sizzix Dies, and Stampin’ Up! punches.  I’ve got one of the favorite cards from this week’s Technique Tuesday class to show off.

The card we made used the Northern Lights technique.  No, I cannot take credit for the technique.  I actually learned it from another demonstrator, Kay Kalthoff.

lat-northern lights

 

I used the Apothecary Accents framelits for the focal image.  I also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder – one of my favorites!

The instructions for the technique are really pretty easy.

Supplies

  • Daffodil Delight/Tempting Turquoise/Rich Razzleberry/Night of Navy Inkpads
  • StazOn Inkpad
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Sponges
  • Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set or other Landscape Stamp Set
  • Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits
  • Scrap Paper
  • White Gel Pen
  • Black Taffeta Ribbon
  • Glue Dots

Lay Whisper White CS on scrap paper.

Using sponge and going in a back and forth motion, apply stripes of color to WW CS.  (1-DD; 2-TT  Add Rich Razzle on top).  Leave a little light coming through the other colors.

Stamp the tree landscape in StazOn on top of the stripes.

Sponge Night of Navy to the edge of the ground.  Completely fill in that section with Night of Navy.  (Northern Lights don’t shine through the ground.)

Lightly sponge more Night of Navy over the top of the stripes.  Leave some light shine through.

Once dry, add “stars” with white gel pen.

Dramatic effect – all will look a little different.  The colors will soften as they dry.

 

I hope you enjoy all the VC ROCKS blogs on this month’s blog hop!  Come back again!

 

 

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Wetlands Triangle Thinking of You Card

I love this color combination – Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, and Marina Mist.  It gives off a bold, masculine feeling – which matches the Wetlands stamp set.  This is a very basic card design – with very little frufru.  I live with men.  They are not impressed with frufru.

Wetlands-cherry midnight triangle

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Secret Garden Get Well Card

I love the color combination I used with this card – Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green.  Want to know a great little tip?  When you are cutting out lots of layers for a card class, shoebox swap, or regular swap, save those 1″ strips and run them through the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim die.  I love just having a pile of them ready to go for quick and easy cards!

Secret Garden Get Well Card

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Saying Goodbye to…Button Buddies

I've enjoyed using these stamps, and I'm sorry to see them go!  You can stil purchase Button Buddies until June 3rd – (122735 – Wood Mounted $29.95 or 122737 – Clear Mounted $21.95).

 

Button Buddies-vase mini brads triangle

 

Button Buddies-glassy cherries

Button Buddies-embossed pig

Button Buddies-elegant flower EF

Button Buddies-rattle

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World Card-Making Day

Happy World Card-Making Day!  I love making quick and easy cards.  Stampin' Around wheels are perfect to use for those types of cards.  One of the sweetest wheels is the Take a Sip wheel. 

For my customers, don't forget that all Stampin' Around wheels are 10% off from October 1st through October 10th as part of my 10-Year anniversary specials.

Here's an example of a get well card I made with this wheel.  I had my share of sickness last month – hopefully, I'll stay healthy in October!!

teacupwheel-sick

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Posted on : Oct 02 2010
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