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Monochromatic Monday – Blushing Bride Cupcake

My first Monochromatic Monday starts with Blushing Bride.  I usually pair this color with Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso.  Keeping it to Blushing Bride and Whisper White was a challenge, but I really liked the results.

I used the brand-new stamp set, Sweet Cupcake, with the coordinating framelits, Cupcake Cutouts.  This is one of the few three-step stamp sets which is gaining popularity.  For the frosting, I actually stamped off once for the base image, and then stamped full strength for the next two stamps.  The color variation looked perfect when I did this.

The “sweet” and the edge swirl are both framelits.  Our new detail glue is wonderful to attach these pieces to cardstock.

I have been somewhat addicted to our Basic Pearls lately.  I thought the pearls softened the edges.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I had a post all ready to go yesterday, and for some reason, it just wasn’t showing up.  So I missed my holiday greeting for Valentine’s Day.  I did post it on Facebook and Pinterest, but wanted to share it here.

2016 Valentine love

This card features the almost-retired Perfectly Artistic designer series paper.  Today is the LAST day you can get it!  On one side, there is a shaving cream-style background; on the other side is an ombre-style background.  I used the Going Global stamp set and the You’re So Sweet stamp set for the focal image.  The Little Letters thinlets and the Happy Heart embossing folder were also used.

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Gently Falling Two-Step Thank You Card

Two-step stamping has been around forever (thanks to always fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp sets), but it is not forefront and center these days.  I’m not sure why – as it is a perfect technique when you don’t want to take the time to color in your fine-lined stamp images.

Here’s a pretty but simple two-step stamped card with Gently Falling.  I added some distressing to the embossed folder by taking my inkpad and smooshing over the top of the embossed card stock.

Gently Falling-woodgrain embossed

Color combination is Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango, and Early Espresso…love it!

 

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