Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Garden in Bloom: Thursday Challenge DSC#176


Stampin' Up! Garden in Bloom for Someone Special!


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I love the element of the vases in this challenge!  It gave me so many options of flower stamp sets to use.  I chose the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set, because I love any opportunity to create watercolor images!  The delicate images of this stamp set I felt also matched perfectly to the English Garden Designer Paper and the Cherry on Top Designer Paper!

I hope you enjoy how easy it is to create this sweet card!

So, let's get started with the supplies you will need.  I wanted to show you the two or three stage possibilities in this stamp set.   This allows for beautiful opportunities to replicate the look of water coloring!  So, easy!


Cut 2 Marina Mist Cardstock into 5 x 6 1/4 and two 3 x 3, Whisper White Watercolor Paper 4 3/4 x 6 and 3 x 5, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock 3 1/4 x 5 1/4, English Garden Designer Series (petite flowers) 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 and 2 x 4 1/4.


Emboss all pieces of the Marina Mist Cardstock with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.


The 3 x 3 pieces will be die cut using the Ovals Collection Framelits through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.


Sketch around the placement of the large oval and repeat for the inside of the card with the small oval.


Stamp the stems into both of the sketched ovals with Garden Green Ink.  Then stamp the flowers with Rose Red and Cajon Craze Ink.  Add Night of Navy with Stampin' Write Markers to the inside of the flowers


Cut off the bottom of both ovals and sponge the edges with Marina Mist Ink.  Mat Designer papers to the front and inside of card and add ribbon. 


Mat Designer papers to front and inside of card. Add ribbon to front.


Create sentiment tags with Lots of Lables Framelits stamp and mat with Watermelon Wonder Cardstock.


Completed inside of card!


Send to someone special, and enjoy!


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Sunday, April 3, 2016

'In the Meadow' Just in time for Spring!


Am I in Time for Spring?!

With Stampin' Up! In the Meadow and Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Sets!


This adorable 'Oh Hello' chick is inspirational for any springtime, new baby card or a scrapbook page!  In the Meadow Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog is so versatile and adds spring flowers and a grassy setting!  The Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set is my 'go to' for the festive background of 'sprayed paint' and other backgrounds and edgings!

In this demonstration I will give you a surprise tip, trust me you would not expect!

So, let's get started with the fun!



Start with cutting watercolor paper 4 1/2 x 5 /3/4, whisper white cardstock 4 3/4 x 3 and 1/2 x 4, watermelon wonder 4 3/4 x 6, 2 mint macaron cardstock 5 x 6 1/4. Cherry on Top Designer Paper 2 Bermuda Bay strips 1 x 4 1/2, 1 crushed curry strip 3/4 x 4 1/4, and pool party 5 1/2 x 4 3/4. 


Cut strips to create sentiment tag.  First cut down center to create bottom triangle then cut upper triangle to complete the tails of the tag.


Stamp the Oh, Hello sentiment on tag.


Now for the SURPRISE tip!  The Balloon Bouquet punch in the Occasions Catalog creates the egg shapes by cutting off the end of the balloon!
Punch shapes out of whisper white cardstock and cut one egg using Paper Snips to create the broken egg.


Stamp chick in Crushed Curry on to watercolor paper. Color eyes, beek, and feet with Stampin Write Markers.


Watercolor chick with Crushed Curry and the Aqua Painter.


Stampin Write Markers and Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set for the 'sprayed paint' background.


In the Meadow Stamp Set and Stampin Write Markers, stamp flowers and grasses.


Add sentiment tag below grass line.


Add sponged Garden Green Ink to whisper white paper.  Place behind sentiment tag.


Add sentiment to tag.  Adhere cracked egg with dimensionals.


To create the inside of the card take the whisper white cardstock 4 3/4 x 3 and rip diagonally.


Stamp clouds using stamp off technique (stamp on scratch paper first then onto cardstock for a lighter image) with Balloon Celebration Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog and Mint Macaron Ink on whisper white cardstock and cut around stamping with snips to create clouds.


Stamp flowers on ripped cardstock by coloring on stamp with Stampin Write Markers.  Sponge bottom edge with Garden Green.  Sponge eggs with Rose Red and Night of Navy.  Sponge edges of clouds with Night of Navy and stamp 'Happy Day' on large cloud. Mat with Mint Macaron and Cherry on Top Designer Paper.


Enjoy, and have a Happy Day!

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