I finally broke out my Mountain Air stamp set and coordinating Majestic Mountains Dies. I stamped the tree line in Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow cardstock and then again using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I found it a challenge to line up the die for the tree line so next time I may die cut it first and then stamp. The mountains are stamped in Versamark on Smoky Slate and embossed in white. I inked the background with Balmy Blue and Night of Navy. Once I put the card together, I decided to splatter some Frost White Shimmer Paint on it for stars…I forgot to protect the mountains and the trees so a shimmer spritz to the rescue again. 🙂 Also the moon is Basic Gray ink on Basic Gray cardstock and punched out with the 1″ circle punch to hide a splotch of paint that was too big.
There are only a few days left of Sale-a-Bration so I thought I’d better ink up my Little Ladybug stamp set at least once before it’s gone. I stamped the flower on Pear Pizzazz and die cut it. I then stamped on So Saffron using So Saffron and then using Crushed Curry dabbed on the center using a sponge dauber. I die cut the flower and place it over the Pear Pizzazz one. The ladybug was a challenge for me. I’m very critical of my coloring skills and I didn’t like how it looked using the blends or the watercolor pencils, so I stamped on Real Red and Smoky Slate and cut them out to layer on the one I colored.
Last week one of my Stampin’ Up! leaders (Rachel Tessman) had a Zoom meeting. She’s been doing them monthly for a little while now and with the social distancing there are even more attending. She sent us make & take supplies to make a couple of cards and these are what I made.
Last summer Susan Campfield showed us how to make this Triangle Trifold Twist card and I just made one. I colored the inside bird using the Balmy Blue and Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I also sprayed it with my Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a mister to try to match the specialty paper.
You need two pieces of cardstock that are 4″ x 10 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″. On the smaller section, measure 4″ in and make a mark. Score from that mark to the corner. You do this on both pieces then you adhere the 5 1/2″ pieces together like below making sure the front triangles come together. I would recommend liquid glue to allow some wiggle room.
Welcome Spring! It’s finally getting warmer here and the snow is melting (walking the dog is a little messy). I’m joining in on this month’s blog hop with the Joy of Sets Blog Hop Facebook group.
For this card, I embossed the vellum, added adhesive all over the back, and then put it on a white cardbase. I used the vellum because my embossing folder couldn’t do the front of the card with the words going the right way, it doesn’t actually look like there is vellum there.
For the water lily, I die cut the outline 5 times out of white cardstock with an adhesive sheet on the back and layered them. I backed it with patterned paper, filled it with the fine-tip glue pen, and set it aside to dry. If you get bubbles in the glue, gently tap the card on your table and they should disappear. I added a second coat of the fine-tip glue pen once the first had dried but I didn’t tap gently enough and some of the glue spilled out. So…., I sprayed it with a mixture of shimmer paint and alcohol to give the whole card a shimmer to cover it up. Embellishment opportunity.
I got the idea for the stained glass look of the lily from my favorite, Jennifer McGuire.
March 2020 Blog Roll
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I’ve completed a few Paper Pumpkins while my From the Heart series was posting. Another type of Paper Pumpkin that I put off is one with 3″ x 3″ cards, I don’t ever use them so here they are made into standard sized cards. I even used up some more of the sequins I had left over from Tuesday’s cards. The strips on the cards are 1 1/2″ or 2″ wide. I wasn’t thinking about how many cards I would create when I cut the first piece of paper. This is the honeycomb sheet from the Sale-a-Bration Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that is unfortunately sold-out.
I inked two of the strips with a sponge and four with a mix of alcohol and re-inker in a spritzer. I think I like how the spritzer comes closer to the heart color.
I misplaced one of the Rocco Rose hearts when I was making the first cards so it got a special version all it’s own. 🙂
Here is my version that you can make even if you didn’t get the Paper Pumpkin kit.
I punched the heart out of Shimmery White cardstock and sprayed with the Rocco Rose/Alcohol mixture. The sentiment is from the Little Ladybugs Sale-a-Bration host set and I layered it with Crushed Curry using the Layered Circle dies. The Mint Macaron is stamped with Versamark and the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp (of course). The strip is from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series paper and then the front of the card is embossed using the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. You actually could do the bees too but I didn’t get the Honey Bee Bundle.
I meant to use this bundle next month but apparently I was too excited to use it. 🙂 This was the second card we made at my last Cookies & Cards class. I wanted to use it to make a scene and I used the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper as the water in the background.
|Bermuda Bay||5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼|
|Crumb Cake||2” x 2”, 3” x 3”|
|Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP)||4” x 5 ¼”|
- Using the Stamparatus and Bermuda Bay ink, stamp the Crackle background on the front of the cardbase. I positioned it ¼” from the top and side.
- Using Early Espresso, stamp the dock on the 3” x 3” piece of Crumb Cake. Color the bird with the chalk marker. Die cut.
- Using Pretty Peacock, stamp the sentiment on the 2” x 2” piece of Crumb Cake. Die Cut.
- Die cut the DSP with the stitched rectangle.
- Adhere DSP to cardbase. Add dock and sentiment using dimensionals.
- Cut a piece of ribbon to about 2 ½”, fold in half and push under the sentiment. Tie a bow in the twine and adhere using a glue dot.