I LOVE the Large Letters dies, they are my go to for scrapbook titles and are great for the eclipse technique I’m using here. I will keep my set but there is a new die set on the way that I may have to use with this one. I was trying to do an eclipse card I saw Jennifer McGuire do with colored letters and a white background but apparently you don’t want to use Berry Burst to do this. 🙂
For my first attempt, I used the Marbled background stamp, Versamark, and white embossing powder…Apparently you should make sure you cleaned your stamp well before putting it away because it came out with a pink tinge. 🙂 Then I stamped the letters on the background and tried to wipe away the ink off the embossing powder before die cutting….Um, that didn’t work well either, more pink tinge. I went with it and attached the letters with mini stampin’ dimensionals. 🙂
For my second attempt, I die cut the letters first and then stamped them…Still the issue with coloring the embossing but at least it didn’t smear on the rest of the card. I die cut 3 more sets of letters and built up the dimension for this version.
I don’t think I used this set until I made this card. That’s so sad because the bear is just so adorable and we are not lacking in stuffed bears in this house. I used my Stamparatus and a few tries to get the images lined up. The base layer is in Crumb Cake, the middle layer in Soft Suede, and the final layer in Early Espresso.
I was inspired by a post by Jennifer McGuire to create this card. Instead of coloring the glimmer paper though, I pulled out the Myths & Magic glimmer paper that retired last year. I just love the color and how glittery it is. The frame and the dragonflies are three layers thick, I glued each together to give them a little more heft.
Check out my other posts using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.
I didn’t use a specific stamp set for this card, instead I used sentiments from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin and Floral Phrases stamp sets. I love the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper and the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (DSP). I’m down to just a few bits left over in both. Thanks to Susan Campfield for the inspiration.
I’m not sure I used the images in this stamp set much but I like the greetings. I’ll admit that coloring the birds was a little intimidating to me. I really need to get over that and play with my Stampin’ Blends more. The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) was the first DSP I purchased from the last catalog because it’s just so pretty.
I barely knew you, “Humming Along.” I got this stamp set at OnStage in November and only used it a couple of times. I did really like the “Wishing You An Amazing Birthday” stamp in it. This card layout was designed to use up some of my Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I think it is a little bold to include too much of it so a 2″ strip it is.
Check out my other blogs posts using Humming Along here.
I did a Stamp-a-Stack this past Saturday in order to use up my retiring Designer Series Paper (DSP) and feature some of the retiring stamps sets. For this card I featured the Lift Me Up stamp set & dies along with the Tranquil Textures & Wood Textures DSP.
I got the idea of dying the Flax Ribbon from Cheri Stojkovich but I didn’t have enough time to get a really deep Tranquil Tide color.
Check out other posts with the Lift Me Up stamp set here.