Friday, June 28, 2019

Utterly Exhausted!

Less is More #398
 I Haven't been entering many challenges lately, but trying to get back to it this summer.  Great to start with Less is More Challenge: Single Layer, Spots #398.
As strange as it seems, one layer is difficult to accomplish.  I used an old wood block stamp set I have had for years from Stampin' up! called Farm Fever.  I love this set because it has some cute characters wishing you well when you are sick.  I paired this with a new set Beauty Abounds.  This has so many beautiful images of butterflies and some Beautiful sentiments, but it also include this sponge/ splatter looking stamp, that crates the perfect edge to any single layers card. Order Beauty Abounds from My Store and I'll send you a free gift! Use use the Host Code: WXRTA3KB 

Beauty Abounds

What I did

 STAMPS: Used an Old Stampin' Up! Set,- Farm Fever combined with a new one: Beauty Abounds.
Ink Basic Black and colored in with Stampin' Blends Light Flirty Flamingo.

What do you think of the faux splatter along the edges?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Some Daisy Fun!

I have been enjoying the Daisy Lane new stamp set along with the Medium Daisy punch.  What's more, is putting them together with Delightful Daisy Set and the Large Daisy punch.  I loved playing with these so much that I held a class.  We made 5 different cards in the class.  I am loving the New Birch Background stamp.  You can make this as dark or as light as you like.  So many possibilities. All these products are available from my store:  Order here

Notecard Smile
Stamps: Daisy Lane, Birch Background stamp
white notecard and envelope, white scrap paper  Punch:Large Daisy 
Ink: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Flirty Flamingo
Use Stamperatus to ink Background, in crumb cake, stamp stems and then 
Add 1 stamp of each daisy, slightly going off the page.
Stamp Smile using Mossy Meadow
Stamp and punch out large Daisy and adhere using liquid glue. Don't forget to decorate your envelope.

I ordered the new scallop Notecards.  These are so versatile and come in set of 20 with 4 different colors.  The envelopes match.

Scallop Thank You Notecard
Stamps:  Daisy Delight Sentiment
Terracotta Tile scallop notecard and Envelope
Ink: Terrecotta Tile      Punch: 1 ¾ Circle Punch, Medium Daisy
Terracotta tile scrap paper, and gold faceted gems
Center the Circle Punch towards the top and push all the way in and punch.
Punch out two sets of petals adhere to the center of circle. Add gold faceted gems. 
Don’t forget to stamp  the envelope.

CRUMB CAKE!  Aside from a lovely dessert, one of my favorite colors to use.  This cute little card used the little Perennial Essence Floral Centers. It really add to it, don't you think?

Crumb Cake Smile Card
Stamps: Daisy Lane
Ink: Mossy Meadow,  Either Soft Suede (using Stamperatus), or Early Espresso
Punch: Medium Daisy, Perennial Essence Floral Centers
Crumb Cake cut at 8 ½ x 5 1/2 , scored at 4 ¼, white panel 5 x 3 ¾, Crumb Cake 4 ¾, 3 ½, scrap of white punch our Medium daisy 2xs.
Stamp Sentiment and stem, add petals, add yellow floral center

 I love using stamps in interesting ways!  The Thank You stamp is sideways on this card using Stamperatus to stamp several time in Black to have it stand out and look so vivid.
I also had my customers use sponges that I had given them as gifts at my Catalog Launch Open House- More on that Later.

Sponged Thank You
Stamps: Daisy Delight and Daisy Lane
White Tent Card base:  - 11 x 4 ¼, scored at 5 ½
White Panel:  5 ¼ x 4 
Ink: Rococco Rose, Basic Black, &  Granny Apple Green
Use Daisy Delight and Daisy Lane
sponge Rococco Rose on edges,
Stamp Flower, stamp Thank you- using Stamperatus

I saved my favorite for last.  This is also the last card that we worked on during my class because it was a bit more labor-intensive.  This is the first time I used 3 sets of petals to create the Daisy.  I love how much fuller it looks.  We also used sponge daubers to color the centers.

Friend Card
Stamps: Daisy Delight and Daisy Lane
Mossy Meadow  cut at 8 ½ x 5 1/2 , scored at 4 ¼, white panel 5 x 3 ¾, 
Mossy Meadow 5 ⅜ x 1 ¾ , White 5 ¼ x 1 ½ 
Ink: Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry (used with sponge dauber for centers)
Punch: Large Daisy, Everyday Label
On  big white panel stamp small daisy and create background full of daisies.  Use sponge dauber, dipped in Crushed Curry/Daffodil Delight and color in centers. Stamp Fern on Small white rectangle.  Stamp Large Daisy 3x’s on scrap white, Punch out. Color inner with 
Dauber.  Stamp Friend in Melon Mambo, punch out using Tag and add stitching with 
Stampin’ Write Melon Mambo Marker. Build the card: Large white panel centered, 
Mossy Meadow Rectangle on left, center the white panel on the green. Center the Built Flower and Friend Tag with Dimensionals.

List of Supplies we used during the class:

Stamp Used:
Daisy Lane Stamp Set
Daisy Delight Stamp Set
Birch Background Stamp 

Punches Used:
Medium Daisy
Everyday Tag

Other Supplies:
Gold Faceted Gems
Perennial Essence Floral Centers
Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes (sold as a set of 20)
Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes (sold as a set of 20, 4 different colors)
Multipurpose liquid glue
Glue Dots
Simply Shammy
Sponge Daubers
Stamping Sponges
Wink of Stella- Clear

Visit my store anytime and order your supplies to make these cards. Everything can be shipped directly to you.