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27 March, 2015

Grungy Vellum Four Feathers

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Can you believe it's Friday already? Four Feathers week has quite literally flown by! *Wink*

The card I'm sharing with you today teams the Four Feathers stamp set from Stampin' Up! with an all time favorite of mine, Gorgeous Grunge and to add to the delicateness of the feathers, I've stamped, embossed and cut them from Vellum...


Card: Whisper White and Vellum
Inks: Versamark, Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise
Stamp sets: Four Feathers, Gorgeous Grunge and Painted Petals (sentiment)
Tools and embellishments: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Feathers Framelits and Basic Rhinestones
Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp the feathers in Versamark ink onto Vellum. Cover with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat.
Stamp two of the spatter images from Gorgeous Grunge randomly onto a Whisper White panel in Pool Party and Tempting  Turquoise ink. Stamp the sentiment from Painted Petals in Tempting Turquoise ink over one of the spatters. Attach panel to folded Whisper White base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Die cut the feathers with the Feathers Framelits and attach to the top left corner of the card with Mini Glue Dots. Careful placement will mean they are invisible under the embossing.
Add a few Basic Rhinestones to complete the card

Now it's that time of the week when I like to torment you, in the nicest possible way, and ask if you have a favorite from the week's creations. Click on the images to be taken to the post in another tab...




I love them all and really can't choose a favorite. Can you?

Challenges for today's card...

#35 Bare Naked at AAA Cards
#176 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#169 AAG at Pixie's Snippets (Vellum snippets used)

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Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one! I'm taking a bloggy vacation next week, but I'm not going anywhere, so will be stopping by your blogs, hopefully more so than lately! I'll be back on Easter Sunday with another creation, I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

26 March, 2015

All Natural Four Feathers

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I LOVE feathers and I'm loving all the different creative possibilities with the delightful Four Feathers stamp set from Stampin' Up! If you've missed the designs I've shared with you so far this week, you can see them here, here and here.

For today's card I've embraced the natural feel of the feathers and used a neutral tone and Woodgrain embossing folder. Even the sentiment I've used comes from another nature-themed stamp set, Wetlands...


Card: Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamp sets: Four Feathers and Wetlands
Tools: Feathers Framelits (from stamp and die bundle, saving 15%) and Woodgrain EF
Adhesives: Sticky Strip and Stampin' Dimensionals

Cut a panel of Whisper White card slightly smaller than the Crumb Cake folded card base (I cut mine ¼" smaller) and emboss with the Woodgrain EF. Attach to base with Sticky Strip.
Stamp the feather from Four Feathers twice in Crumb Cake ink onto the top right corner of a Whisper White panel. Stamp a third feather onto a scrap of white and cut with the Framelit die.
Stamp the sentiment from Wetlands in Crumb Cake ink onto the lower left corner of the panel. Attach panel to a Crumb Cake panel cut slightly larger (mine is ¼" bigger), with more Sticky Strip and add to the card with more tape.
Attach the third feather with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.

Challenges...
#12 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#176 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
AAG at Through The Craft Room Door

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Four Feathers creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

25 March, 2015

Unisex Card with Four Feathers

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I'm not only loving creating with the delicate Four Feather's stamp set from Stampin' Up!, but I'm loving sharing them with you this week. If you've missed, or would like to revisit the previous creations, you can see them here and here.

Today's card is one that is perfect for either guys or girls and the sentiment means it can also be given for any occasion, so is a great one to recreate. Note to self: Do just that! :)


Card: Strawberry Slush base and Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate and Early Espresso
Marker: Strawberry Slush In-Color Stampin' Write (from the soon to retire 2013-2015 set)
Stamp sets: Four Feathers and Trust God
Tools: Decorative Label punch
Adhesive: Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp the feathers from Four Feathers randomly in Smoky Slate and Early Espresso ink onto the Whisper White panel. Pop panel up onto folded Strawberry Slush base card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stamp sentiment from Trust God in Early Espresso ink onto a snippet of Whisper White. Color heart with Strawberry Slush In-Color Stampin' Write marker. Punch with Decorative Label punch and add to card with Stampin' Dimensionals

That's it. Quick and easy CAS. It could also be used for a wedding card using the couple's color scheme.

Challenges...
#62 Designer's Choice at CYCI
#169 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#176 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Four Feathers creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

24 March, 2015

Amazingly Amazing Four Feathers

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I might have only started creating with the Four Feathers stamp set from Stampin' Up! yesterday, but I love it! The delicateness of the stamps lend themselves just as easily to a feminine card as they do to more masculine designs...


Card: Whisper White
Inks: Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride
Stamp sets: Four Feathers (available separately or in a bundle with the die) and Painted Petals (sentiment)
Tools and embellishments: Feathers Framelits (from bundle), Decorative Dots EF, White Bakers Twine and Decorative Label punch
Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals

Emboss a panel of Whisper White card cut slightly smaller than your folded base (I cut mine ¼" smaller), with the Decorative Dots EF.
Cut 3 pieces of White Bakers Twine and knot them together just off the center. Attach them to the embossed panel with Mini Glue Dots, separating the strands as shown. Add panel to base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stamp 2 of the larger feathers from the Four Feathers stamp set in Blushing Bride ink and one of the smaller ones in Melon Mambo. Cut with the Feathers dies and attach under the knotted twine with more Mini Glue Dots.
Stamp the sentiment from Painted Petals in Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White. Punch out with the Decorative Label punch and sponge the edges with Blushing Bride ink. Pop onto the card with a couple more Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#62 Designer's Choice at CYCI
#139 Style at CASology
#192 Embossing at HIMCR

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Four Feathers creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

23 March, 2015

Four Feathers Emboss Resist

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The delicate Four Feathers stamp set from Stampin' Up! that was in last year's holiday catalog was brought back in the current Occasions catalog. I got mine last year, but because it arrived so close to Christmas and I then got other new goodies from the new catalog, I'm only now getting to play with it. About time!

My first creation might not surprise regular readers and the post title is a bit of a giveaway too. Yep, I've used one of my favorite techniques, emboss resist and a favorite color, Pool Party...


Card: Whisper White (base, panel and a small scrap) and a scrap of Coastal Cabana
Ink: Versamark and Pool Party
Stamp sets: Four Feathers and Bloom with Hope (sentiment)
Tools: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Feathers Framelits (bundle with stamp set and save 15%), Stamping Sponges

Stamp the feather from Four Feathers in Versamark ink randomly over the Whisper White panel and twice onto the Coastal Cabana scrap. Cover with White EP and heat emboss.
Stamp the feather in Pool Party on Coastal Cabana card and die cut those 3 with the Feathers Framelits.
Sponge Pool Party ink over the embossed panel and also over the small Whisper White scrap.
Stamp the feather in Pool Party ink onto the panel. Attach to folded Whisper White base card.
Stamp the sentiment from the Bloom with Hope hostess stamp set in Pool Party ink onto the scrap and snip into a banner. Pop onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Attach the die cut feathers to the card with Mini Glue Dots.

Challenges...
NBUS #4 at djkardkreations
#62 Designer's Choice at CYCI
#192 Embossing at HIMCR

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Four Feathers creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

22 March, 2015

Purple Day At 613 Avenue Create

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today is my latest DT offering for 613 Avenue Create, where the new challenge, #116, has the optional twist of using purple in your card. March 26, is Purple Day to raise awareness of epilepsy.

I've teamed the sponsor image from Jellypark with one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up!, Petal Potpourri...


Card: Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Markers: Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities (now sadly retired) and Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write (from 2014-2016 In Color pack)
Sponsor Image: Tag from Jellypark
Stamp set: Petal Potpourri
Embellishments: Basic Pearls

Print image onto Whisper White and color with Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities. Fussy cut and go around the edge with Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write marker.
Stamp the lacy image from Petal Potpourri randomly onto a panel of Whisper White card in Blackberry Bliss ink.
Pop the stamped panel and the image up onto the Whisper White base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Color Basic Pearls with the darkest Blendie and add to the card to complete the look.

Challenges...
#175 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#50 AG at Love To Scrap
March linky at DL.ART

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I'll be back tomorrow with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

20 March, 2015

Grungy Moon Lake

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

"What is she talking about?" I can hear you asking after seeing the title of today's post. I assure you it's nothing to worry about! I've teamed the gorgeous Moon Lake stamp set from Stampin' Up! with one of my all time favorite sets, Gorgeous Grunge for today's quick and easy card. That's all...


See, I told you it was nothing to worry about! :)

Card: Crumb Cake and Whisper White (base plus a snippet)
Ink: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Stamp sets: Moon Lake and Gorgeous Grunge
Tools: Labels Collection Framelits and Stamping Sponges

Stamp the boat image from Moon Lake in Early Espresso ink onto the lower left corner of a panel of Crumb Cake card and the sentiment above it. Stamp the spatter image from Gorgeous Grunge in Crumb Cake ink over the panel.
Stamp the goose image in the same ink onto a snippet of Whisper White and die cut with the smallest Labels Collection Framelits die.
Sponge the edges of both pieces of card with Crumb Cake ink and attach to the Whisper White base

Now it's that time of the week when I ask if you have a favorite from the week's creations. Click on the images to be taken to the post in another tab...





I love them all, but I think yesterday's watercolor is my favorite. I'd love to know if you can choose.

Challenges for today's card...
#61 Clean and Quick at CYCI
#175 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#168 AAG at Pixies Snippets

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I'll be back on Sunday with my latest DT creation for 613 Avenue Create, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

19 March, 2015

Moon Lake Watercolor Take 2

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

As I said on Tuesday, when I shared the first watercolor with the gorgeous Moon Lake stamp set from Stampin' Up, the set is perfect for painting. So perfect, that I've painted the main lake image from the set for today's quick and easy card...


Card: Watercolor Paper and Very Vanilla
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Stamp set: Moon Lake
Tools: Aqua Painters and Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp the image in Jet Black StazOn onto Watercolor paper.
Paint using the Aqua Painters, varying the amount of water to alter the intensity of the color (both the water and sky have been painted in Tempting Turquoise and the leaves and foreground with Pear Pizzazz).
While the image is drying, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto the lower right corner of the folded Very Vanilla card.
Pop the watercolor image onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals

Never mind that I'm still waiting for spring, the scene in the card has me wishing for SUMMER :)

Challenges...
#61 Clean and Quick at CYCI
#175 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
AAG at TTCRD

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Moon Lake creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

18 March, 2015

Monotone Inchie With Moon Lake

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Inchie cards are great for showing just a small section of any design, big or small. For today's card, I've highlighted elements of the two image stamps from the Moon Lake stamp set from Stampin' Up! that I've shared with you in the last couple days. If you missed those, click here and here to see them.

My stamped "inches" are actually 1¼"...


Card: Very Vanilla (base plus snippets) and Crumb Cake (five 1½" squares, one 4" x 1½" piece)
Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamp set: Moon Lake
Tools: Tombow glue and Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp the tree and lake image from Moon Lake 4 times in Crumb Cake ink onto snippets of Very Vanilla card. Stamp the bird and sentiment in the same color onto another couple snippets.
Trim the tree and bird pieces to 1¼" squares and attach to the Crumb Cake squares using Tombow glue or Stampin' Dimensionals.
Trim the sentiment to 3 3/4" x 1¼" and adhere to the Crumb Cake panel with Tombow glue.
Adhere the tree inchies to the folded Very Vanilla card base and pop the bird onto them using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Add the sentiment to the card below the inchies.

Challenges...
#175 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#168 AAG at Pixies Snippets
#196 AAG at Party Time Tuesdays

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Moon Lake creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

17 March, 2015

Watercolor Moon Lake

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I've always loved to watercolor, and the Aqua Painters from Stampin' Up make it something that even a complete beginner can do. The gorgeous Moon Lake stamp set is perfect for painting and that's what I've done for the focal point of today's quick and easy card...


Card: Watercolor paper and Very Vanilla
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso (sentiment)
Stamp Set: Moon Lake
Tools: Aqua Painters, Labels Collection Framelits

Stamp the image with Jet Black StazOn onto Watercolor Paper and die cut with one of the Labels Collection Framelits dies.
Using the stamp pad lids as palettes for the ink (or reinker), paint the image with Aqua Painters, varying the amount of water used for the lighter areas. Allow to dry for a few minutes
While the image is drying, cut and fold your card base from Very Vanilla card. Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink on the bottom of the card
Pop image onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals

The card really is quick to create. It took me just less than 10 minutes, although the wetter the image the longer it will take to dry

Challenges...

#61 Clean and Quick at CYCI
#40 AAG at Scribble and Scrap
#51 AAG at Crafting From The Heart

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I'll be back tomorrow with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

16 March, 2015

Creative Blog Hop ~ Moon Lake Work Of Art

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today I'm taking part in the Creative Blog Hop, having been nominated to do so by another SU Demonstrator, Wendy.

I've used the gorgeous Moon Lake stamp set from Stampin' Up to create my card and teamed it with another favorite set, Work Of Art for a quick and easy CAS card...


Card; Whisper White and Lost Lagoon
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Soft Sky
Stamp sets: Moon Lake and Work Of Art

Stamp the sweep from Work of Art in Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Soft Sky, stamping off beforehand.
Stamp the tree and boat image and the sentiment in Early Espresso over the background.
Cut a piece of Lost Lagoon card ¼" bigger than the Whisper White panel and layer together. Pop up onto the folded Whisper White base with Stampin' Dimensionals

Now for the Creative Blog Hop Q & A...
1. What are you working on now?
With Easter fast approaching, cards and gifts for that w ill be my main focus this week, once I've completed the cards that will feature on the blog. I'm also planning ahead for what will feature, both on the blog and in classes.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
It's tough to say how my work differs, but since the start of this year I've featured a different stamp set each week on my blog, to showcase the range of different designs that are possible. 

3. Why do your create what you do?
I'm fortunate that I've been able to turn what was a favorite hobby into my full time work, thanks to Stampin' Up! Since I started creating cards years ago I've really enjoyed the creative process. I don't see it as work, my main motivation is seeing the reaction of the recipient of a card I've created, or seeing the enjoyment and often look of wonder on the faces of those I teach. That is what truly makes this less of a job and more of a calling.

4. How does your creative process work?
Almost all the time it's an immediate impulse. Whether it's talking through the requirements for a commission with a client, or when I first see a new stamp set or item, ideas on how to create something form immediately in my mind. With Stampin' Up, the range of designs possible with each set is almost infinite and I love playing with them to see what I can create.

To Continue the Creative Blog Hop next Monday, I'm nominating two fellow SU Demonstrators, my Pinkie sisters, Lizy Bartaby and Caroline Hallett. Both their posts will be live next Monday, March 23.

Challenges...
#61 Clean and Quick at CYCI
Thankful Thursday #152 AG at DL.ART
#174 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

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I'll be back tomorrow with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

15 March, 2015

Triple Easel Card Pictorial With Painted Petals

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

A couple weeks ago I shared a Double Twisted Easel Pictorial with you and pretty much the moment I did so, I thought about taking it up another level to a triple! It's a very special card and this was created for a very special lady for Mother's Day in the UK. Despite sounding difficult, it's really easy and doesn't take long at all to create. I completed this one in less than an hour.

By it's nature, this is a long and image heavy post, but I assure you it will be worth your time, so please do stay until the end.

Here's a look at the completed card, sat in it's box...

Here's what you'll need to create the project...
Card: 2 pieces Whisper White and 3 Strawberry Slush, cut to sizes described below
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding
Stamp set: Painted Petals
Tools and embellishments: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow glue and Sticky Strip

For the card base, cut one of the pieces of Strawberry Slush to 6" x 9" inches

Score on the short side at 3"

Using the Stampin' Trimmer, or craft knife and ruler, cut down to the score line at 3" and 6"

Using the Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate, or stylus and ruler, score the two outer squares from the score line to the corners and the center panel at 1½" inches and fold the score lines

For the toppers, cut three 3" squares of Strawberry Slush card and three 2 7/8" squares of Whisper White

Stamp the Whisper White as desired using the inks and Painted Petals stamp set. Adhere the stamped squares to the Strawberry Slush. Stamp a few extra flowers and fussy cut for the easel stoppers. Stamp the inside of the card if desired. To add the panels to the base, apply Tombow to the outer triangles and rectangle

BE CAREFUL when positioning the toppers. Apply the center one straight and the outer two rotated 90° as shown

Add Basics Pearls to complete the toppers. Fold the card and open the easels. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add the flower easel stoppers as shown in the first pic. Close the easels and put to one side (pic below taken in the box)

For the box, cut a piece of Strawberry Slush to 4 3/4" x 9 3/4" and Whisper White to 4 13/16" x 9 13/16"

Score both pieces at 3/4" on all sides

Fold the score lines and stamp the top as desired. To stamp on the lid as I have, keep the card folded while stamping

Cut and notch in the corners and adhere with Sticky Strip to create the box. Pop the completed card in the box and close the lid

If you're still with me now, THANK YOU! I hope you've found this pictorial enjoyable and I hope I've inspired you to give it a try. I'd love to see your creation if you do!

Challenges...
#174 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
Thankful Thursday #152 AG at DL.ART
AG at TTCRD

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I'll be back tomorrow with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

13 March, 2015

Thank You With Blended Bloom

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is another I've created with the beautiful Blended Bloom stamp from Stampin' Up! It is another CAS card and is relatively quick to put together, even with the fussy cutting...


Card: Whisper White and Coastal Cabana
Ink: Early Espresso and Coastal Cabana
Markers: Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write (from 2013-2015 In Color pack)
Stamp sets: Blended Bloom and Painted Petals (sentiment)
Tools: Paper Snips and Stampin' Dimensionals

Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana card 1/8" smaller than your Whisper White card base and attach.
Cut a Whisper White panel ¼" smaller than your card base. Stamp bloom in Early Espresso ink onto opposite corners of the white panel and also onto another piece of Coastal Cabana. Color some of the stamped images with the Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write marker.
Stamp the sentiment from Painted Petals in Coastal Cabana ink onto the bottom corner of the stamped panel and attach to the card.
Fussy cut the Coastal Cabana bloom using your paper snips and pop up onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals

Now it's that time of the week when I ask if you have a favorite from the week's creations. Click on the images to be taken to the post in another tab...





I love them all, but I think today's is my favorite. Can you choose?

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#167 AAG at Pixies Snippets Playground
#174 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

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Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back on Sunday with a very special pictorial, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

12 March, 2015

Emboss Resist With Blended Bloom

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Can you believe it's Thursday already and that this is the fourth day of Blended Bloom week here? If you've missed this weeks other creations, you can see them here, here and here.

For today's offering I've used a favorite technique, emboss resist, with the beautiful stamp from Stampin' Up! and some of the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours DSP that's available FREE until the end of the month when you spend £45 or more during Sale-A-Bration...


Card: Whisper White and Irresistibly Yours DSP
Ink: Versamark, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride
Stamp sets: Blended Bloom and Painted Petals (sentiment)
Tools: White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat tool, Stamping Sponges,

Cut a piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP that's slightly smaller than your Whisper White base card and cut on the diagonal. Sponge Pear Pizzazz ink over the DSP and wipe off any excess ink with a tissue. Attach to base card
Stamp the bloom in Versamark onto Whisper White card, cover with embossing powder and heat. Sponge Blushing Bride ink over the image and fussy cut with your Paper Snips.
Stamp the sentiment from Painted Petals in Blushing Bride ink onto the top corner of your base card.
Attach the flower to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#174 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#252 AAG at Craft Your Passion
#167 AAG at Pixies Snippets Playground

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Blended Bloom creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em

11 March, 2015

Blended Bloom Background

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

This is the third day of Blended Bloom week here and I'm loving sharing so many different ideas with you, which I've created using the versatile stamp set from Stampin' Up! If you've missed Monday's or Tuesday's, click on the days and they will open in another tab.

I love the stamp and at over 3", it is great for covering large areas quickly, perhaps even creating your own gift wrap. Now THERE's an idea! While that isn't the one I'm bringing you today, I have used it to create the background for a sentiment from the Trust God stamp set...


Card: Whisper White (base, panel plus a snippet) and a snippet of Coastal Cabana
Ink: Pool Party
Stamp sets: Blended Bloom and Trust God
Tools: Decorative Label punch and Stampin' Dimensionals

Using Pool Party ink stamp the Blended Bloom image randomly over your Whisper White panel.
Using the same ink stamp the sentiment from Trust God onto a snippet of Whisper White. Punch out using the Decorative Label punch and layer onto one from Coastal Cabana that's been cut in half.
Attach the panel and sentiment to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals

That's it. SO quick and SO easy. This card took me just minutes to put together.

Challenges...
#174 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#252 AAG at Craft Your Passion
#136 Spring at Brown Sugar Challenges

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Em

10 March, 2015

Embossed Vellum Blended Bloom

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

As I write this post, the sun is finally shining and I've got the window open. It's not that warm and there's still not many signs of spring around, but it's a start!

Following on from yesterday's watercolor card using the beautiful Blended Bloom stamp set from Stampin' Up! today I've used the stamp on our Vellum and heat embossed it...


Look closely and you'll see there IS a sentiment on the smaller die cut. It's one of my favorites from the Painted Petals stamp set, "friends become our chosen family". I photographed the card a few times and this was the best I could get.

Card: Whisper White (base and panel), Very Vanilla and Vellum
Ink: Versamark
Stamp sets: Blended Bloom and Painted Petals
Tools and embellishments: White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat tool, Decorative Dots EF, Labels Collection framelits dies, Basics Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots

Stamp the Blended Bloom in Versamark ink onto Vellum, cover with White embossing powder and heat. When cool fussy cut
Stamp the sentiment from Painted Petals onto Very Vanilla, cover with embossing powder and heat. Once cool cut with the smallest Labels Collection framelit die.
Cut the third die from the set and emboss with the Decorative Dots EF.
Attach the Whisper White panel and the two die cuts to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Attach the bloom to the card with a single Mini Glue dot in the center and cover with Basics Pearls. Add a few more pearls to the corners to complete the design

Challenges...
#50 AG at Crafting From The Heart
March Linky at DL.ART
#173 AG at Word Art Wednesday

All the products I've used for today's creation are available 24/7 in my Online Shop. Click the images below to be taken straight to them.

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

I'll be back tomorrow with another Blended Bloom creation, so I hope you'll join me then.

Hugs,
Em