Hello friends! Today I'm delighted to share with you a new RG Avenue release called Sending Bunches. I am SOOOooo in love with the beauty of this stamp set! First, I think hot air balloons in and of themselves are a sight to behold, and then you add a bouquet of flowers in lieu of a basket and oh my pretty!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Rich Cherry cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I die cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock for the first matted layer. As the Sending Bunches stamp set is a digital stamp, I printed out the images on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored them with my Copic markers. As always, I add highlights to the colored images with a white gel pen. I used my Scan & Cut machine to cut the images and began adhering them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I also popped up the sentiment. Lastly, I added a double coat of clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and balloons for added sparkle.
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Hello readers and TGIF! I hope you have things planned for the weekend ahead. Tomorrow is World Cardmaking Day so I hope that you will find a little crafting time over the next two days. I pretty much forget about it every year, but I really need to plan ahead and create a special event or class just to celebrate the day with all of my crafty friends.
Today I'm sharing a bright card featuring the stamp set "Up" by Stamplistic. Whenever I visit a stamp show, the Stamplistic booth is always one of my favorite. Stamplistic stamps are filled with so many layers and Swarovski crystal's that they are AH-mazing! The photographs of this card really do not do justice to the six layers and all the sparkle. I am truly always in awe by their beautiful designs as the Stamplistic Cut & Layer stamps are unlike any other on the market. Yes, they are a little time consuming to stamp and die cut the multiple layers, but the end result is always so worth it.
The base of this card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first matted layer is a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock that I die cut using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies. I cut a 5" x 3 3/"4 sheet of white cardstock and stamped the "hello" sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink on the lower right corner. Next, I stamped the entire hot air balloon in Versamark ink SIX times - once each on Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Blueberry Bushel and Highland Heather cardstock. I heat embossed each with white embossing powder. Using the coordinating dies, I began to die cut each layer of the balloon out and layer on top of each other using foam adhesive, so that each layer pops individually. Once the card was all layered, I add a clear rhinestone to each "circle" that was already marked by the stamp set itself. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the entire balloon for even more sparkle.
Here is the "Up" stamp set and coordinating layering dies by Stamplistic that I used to create this card:
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Hi friends! I know it's only August 16th, but let's consider today's card my official cardmaking end of summer. I know, I know. . . Collective groans from the interwebs! : ) But, you can't be too sad because today's card IS filled with butterflies and rainbows and both of those just exude happiness. I say "end of summer" because I need to begin creating cards for my fall classes, so I'll begin using a new color palette and switching out to more seasonal and holiday products. I'm excited, so you have no choice but to embrace it too! Hmmmm, now doesn't that kind of leave you excited for what next week's posts might be?!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a sheet of Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow paper for the first mat. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the sentiment on a sheet of white cardstock and die cut it using the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval Nesting dies. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the butterflies in a rainbow of colors using Lovely Lipstick ink, Pumpkin Pie ink, Daffodil Delight ink, Pear Pizzazz ink, Marina Mist ink (retired) and Gorgeous Grape ink. I punched the butterflies using the coordinating punch and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I put a coat of Clear Wink of Stella on each butterfly for added sparkle.
Here is the Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating punch from Stampin' UP! that I used to make today's card:
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So, yesterday I really did ask Google, "what do you call a group of mermaid's" when I was attempting to title today's post. Fun fact, a group of jellyfish is called a "smack" and a group of squid is called a "squad." But, it turns out, there is no collective noun for a group of mermaids. According to The Fish Vet, if mermaids were fish, a group of them would be called a school. If they were classified as humans, they’d be called a tribe.
And, if they’re sea mammals, similar to dolphins, a group of them are called pods. So, whatever they are called, enjoy today's rainbow of mermaid tails!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles, I cut the first layer from Basic black cardstock. I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" sheet of white cardstock and stamped "Hello Beautiful" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink directly in the center before adhering this piece to the card base. On small scraps of Melon Mambo, Mango Medley, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Tempting Turqouise (retired) and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, I stamped the mermaid tail in Versamark ink and heat embossed each in white embossing powder. I die cut each tail individually and adhered them to the card in a rainbow pattern using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I put a coat of Clear Wink of Stella over each mermaid tail for added sparkle.
Below is the Be A Mermaid stamp set and die from Taylored Expressions that I used to create this card:
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Hello readers! Today I am sharing a card with you that we made last week in my Easel Cards class. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest from a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator named Shantell Randall, but I wanted to be sure to change my card up a little from hers. Thanks for the inspiration, Shantell! I love how bright and colorful this card turned out.
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The base of this A2 sized card is made from Balmy Blue cardstock. On the bottom half of the easel card is a5 1/4" x 4" sheet of Whisper White cardstock. I randomly stamped some of the clouds from the Lift Me Up (retired SU stamp set) in Balmy blue ink. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the word "rainbow" in Real Red ink. I die cut the sun from a scrap of yellow paper and adhered it to the card using 3M foam tape for added height. *Tip: You need this added height on the base of your card for the easel portion to prop up against. For the top part of the easel card I cut two 5 x 3 3/4" sheets of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using a retired polka dot embossing folder. I used the Lawn Fawn Cloudy Day borders to trim create a cloud edge. I stamped the clouds in Balmy Blue ink on Balmy Blue cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating die cuts. I adhere the clouds to the card with 3M foam tape.
To create the rainbow, I had to run the rainbow die through my Big Shot five times (one for each
ROYGBV color) and then adhere all the individuals colors together (this was the most time consuming part!) I stamped one hot air balloon in Real Red ink and a smaller one in Pineapple Punch ink and die cut them using the coordinating die from the Lift Me Up stamp set. Lastly I added LOTS of clear Wink of Stella over the rainbow, clouds and balloons for lots of sparkle!
Here is the easy-to-follow template I use for creating easel cards courtesy of Beth McAlexander:
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