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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bonus Class Card

At my June class, I offered a bonus card—bonus because it consisted primarily of discontinued items. But it's a happy card and an easy, new technique. Used a brayer to roll three colors—Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Tempting Turquoise—onto a piece of SAB dsp (Inside the Lines). Added a ribbon, a flower (Botanical Builder Framelits) and the word "happy" (Hello You Thinlits).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Using Old DSP

Finding this pretty designer series paper in my stash, I just had to use it. Since I wasn't sure what color green it is, I found a coordinating color (Always Artichoke) and stamped on the dsp itself. The Floral Phrases stamp set seemed to fit the elegance of the paper's design. I love this card and almost wish I had even more of this paper to use.

Monday, June 12, 2017

"Best Birds" are Love Birds

Designing for my stamp class when also needing a special anniversary card for my daughter and son-in-law, I chose to use the "Best Birds" stamp set. I had long admired it in our previous catalog and was thrilled to discover it was carried over into the new catalog. So I quickly ordered the bundle while I could. I think this is one of my very favorite cards!

No designer series paper on this one - I made my own using the new In Color, Powder Pink, along with last year's In Colors, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy. Blender pens for coloring, Basic Black Archival Ink for stamping and Soft Suede for stamping on the background. I painted all items before cutting them out using the Birds & Blooms Thinlits.

I thought mounting the birds so the female was leaning into the male made this card especially appropriate for an anniversary card. I originally planned to use the In Color Bitty Bows but had misplaced them; so I used the Dapper Denim ruched ribbon from last year's catalog.

Products Used:
Best Birds Photopolymer stamp set (13), 141525, $21.00
Powder Pink 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24), 144244, $8.00
Dapper Denim 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24), 141414, $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (40), 100730
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, 140931, $7.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 126978, $6.50
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad, 141394, $6.50
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad, 141396, $6.50
Powder Pink Classic Stampin' Pad, 144084, $6.50
Birds & Blooms Thinlits (9), 141477, $27.00
Lots of Labels Framelits, 138281, $27.00

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bright Wishes Stamp Set

There are so many stamp sets in the new catalog that I would love to purchase. If I had tons of money, I'd order them all right now. But I'd never get around to playing with all of them if I did. When I ordered "Bright Wishes" I ordered it because I love the image, but then I thought about all the time it takes to color it in. So, in preparation for my June stamp class, I chose to stamp it in Basic Black Archival ink and then highlight areas with my White Stampin' Chalk Marker.

I love the results. I experimented using different color card stock, as you will see below. This one features the new In Color, Tranquil Tide. I do wish I hadn't tried to highlight the word "wish" with my chalk marker, something I won't try again.

The first card I designed using this stamp involved coloring. To achieve the vivid colors, I embossed the image first using some old black embossing powder and then colored with Stampin' Markers.

Products Used:
Bright Wishes rubber stamp set (6), W 141823 $25.00; C 143827, $18.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink Pad, 140931, $7.00
White Stampin' Chalk Marker, 132133, $3.50
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 120953, $8.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 121045, $8.00
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144246, $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 131202, $8.00
Emerald Envy 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 141415, $8.00
Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers (8), 131261, $23.00
2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5), 144033, $15.00
2016-2017 Stampin' Write Markers (5), 141393, $15.00
Subtles (Wild Wasabi) Stampin' Write Markers (10), 145408, $29.00

Friday, June 9, 2017

More Fresh Fruit

Here are two strawberry cards, one made with the Fresh Fruit stamp set and one using the Basket of Wishes stamp set, but both using the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper from last year's catalog. Although both the dsp and the Fresh Fruit set are no longer available, you can still purchase the Basket of Wishes photopolymer stamp set (11 stamps, 142200, $17).

Both these cards use the doily and punch design with the same dsp. Makes it simple!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

In Love with Fresh Fruit

Why, oh why didn't I use this stamp set more when it was still in our catalog? I designed a number of cards for my May stamp class using the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and just love their fresh, happy appearance.