Dragonfly Dreams Gold Embossed card

Dragonfly Dreams Gold Embossed card

Dragonfly Dreams Gold Embossed card

This Dragonfly Dreams Gold Embossed card was from one of our weekly color challenges.  It was quite a mix of colors and the gold just called out for heat embossing!  The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set was a great way to get my colors in! 

Simply start with a Very vanilla thick cardstock cut for an A2 card, finished size 5.5″ x 4.25″.  The Old Olive layer is cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  and the inside very vanilla layer is cut at 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Emboss the top of the card using the Hexagon emboss folder.  The inner Old Olive layer is 3.5″ square.  And the inner heat embossed Vanilla layer is 3 3/8″ square.

See the video tutorial below for details on heat embossing, and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is a video tutorial:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Waterfall Card

Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Waterfall Card

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats Waterfall Card

Had so much fun making this Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Waterfall Card. Fun bold summer colors in a waterfall card? Yes please! This technique came up in conversation at our last Stamp Club meeting, and I had requests to teach the technique again. Loving the Cool Treats stamp set for this motion card!

Here is the motion picture:

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats Waterfall Card open

Start with an A2 card base.  Some people only use the card front, but I actually like the full card to write in!  However it’s nice to know your options!

The Melon Mambo layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  And the Lemon Lime Twist strip is cut at 1″ x 4.25″.  Next the white pull strip is cut at 2 1/4″ x 9″. Score at 2″, 2.75″, 3.5″, and 4.25″.  The Melon Mambo mats are 2.25″ square, and the white stamped layers are 2″ square.  See the tutorial below for full assembly.

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Stampin’Up! Bella & Friends Balloon and Puppy

Stampin’Up! Bella & Friends Balloon and Puppy

Stampin'Up! Bella & Friends Balloon and Puppy

This Stampin’Up! Bella & Friends Balloon and Puppy card was super quick & easy to make!  This happened to be from a color challenge, which I love doing!

Start with a base of So Saffron cut at 4.25″ x 11″, score and fold at 5.5″. Next, cut a layer of Soft Suede at 5.25″ x 4″.  Add a layer of DSP and a small layer of white!  I used blender pens to color in the puppy, balloon, and bird picking up ink from the lids of the pads ( the squeezie technique). Stamp the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and layer it on a strip of soft suede.

The picture doesn’t show, but I added pearls to each end of the sentiment.  Remember to make your envelope pretty! 

 

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Bright Wishes birthday card with Colored pencils

Bright Wishes birthday card with Colored pencils

Bright Wishes birthday card with Colored pencils

Making this Bright Wishes birthday card with Colored pencils gave me a chance to play!  I love to color and since coloring has become so popular Stampin’Up! has released so many fun stamp sets perfect for the artist in all of us!

To make this card simply start with Daffodil Delight cardstock cut at 4.25″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  The whisper white cardstock layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Stamp the wishing well image toward the top and color using the watercolor pencils.  For this card I didn’t use the blender pens or aqua painters, I just did the shading with the pencils alone.

Finally I used a Stampin’ sponge to blend Old Olive into the grass area. Finish off with the ribbon and the oval framelits.

 

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At Home with you Bundle birthday card

At Home with you Bundle birthday card

At Home with you Bundle birthday card

This At Home with you Bundle birthday card was one of the cards we made at a recent Stamp A Stack event.  The versatile bundle has so many possibilities for every season!

Start with a heavy white cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Early Espresso layer is cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, and the Crumb cake cardstock layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.

Emboss the Crumb Cake layer using the brick wall embossing folder and color the debossed side with a chalk marker.  Stamp the images on white paper and use the framelits to cut them out.  Color using the Stampin’ write markers.  

For the window panes I cut a strip of sponge and very lightly inked it with Soft sky to color them in (lightly!)  Remember to make the envelope pretty! 

 

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Stampin’Up! Cool Treats Sweet & Frozen Treats Framelits card

Stampin’Up! Cool Treats Sweet & Frozen Treats Framelits card

Stampin'Up! Cool Treats Sweet & Frozen Treats Framelits card

How cute is this Stampin’Up! Cool Treats Sweet & Frozen Treats Framelits card?  Pop it up, layer the paper, swirl the color, have some fun!

This was one of my color challenge creations and it uses colors outside my comfort box… lol… So this was a good experience for me!

Start with a base card in Whisper White cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  The next  Sweet Sugarplum layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The Perfect Plum layer is cut at 4.25″ x 2.75″, and the whisper White layer is cut at 4″ x 2.5″.

Die cut your pieces from white paper and sponge the colors on, including the crumb cake color onto the bowl.

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Stampin’Up! Remarkable You Calla Lily Card

Stampin’Up! Remarkable You Calla Lily Card

Stampin'Up! Remarkable You Calla Lily Card

This post highlights the sponging technique for the Stampin’Up! Remarkable You Calla Lily Card.  I really love the soft look of sponging!

Start with a Pool Party card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″. Cut the next layer of Calypso Coral at 5.25″ x 4″, and cut the next layer at 5″ x 3.75″.  Stamp the flowers and the sentiment on the smallest Vanilla layer using the momento ink.  

Add some ink to your sponge and swirl off most on a scratch paper so you wont get streaks of ink on your card…  (I will add a video to show the sponging technique 🙂   Always start sponging lightly.  If you want area of deeper color you can go back and add more, but you can’t take ink off!

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

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