Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift

Indescribable Gift

What a beautiful apple blossom this stamp is from Stampin' Up! Versatile enough to use for greetings cards other than Easter, I'm coloring it today as I have need for a Sympathy card.


Stampin' Up! He is Risen

Plant life must be my favorite go-to stamp. I don't often reach for critters or people although I own them both. Botanicals are so versatile it's the perfect stamp for all occasion cards which I enjoy building! I stamped this apple blossom in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored in a few new Peach hues of Copic Sketch Markers. 

Aren't they a gorgeous pallet! I used a few more earth tones and B00 for the background but this pile purchased specifically for this stamp set. I usually decide on the cards entire color scheme based on the stamp. Since my blossoms are peach and the leaves green, I reached for card materials in Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding. 

I would prefer my seam binding ribbon a paler shade, it's Old Olive and the closest I could get to Pistachio Pudding. Many of you know I'm fussy but I'm going to let this slide! One blossom above is stamped and colored a second time to add dimension and the baby blossoms and flower centers all have a coat of Crystal Effects, such a pretty touch I really like that detail. 

Off to the mail. I'm sorry to hear my friend's Dad has passed. She's in my prayers and I hope this card will let her know I'm thinking of her. Thanks for stopping by your friendship too is important to me!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Just Rite Lilac Blossoms

Happy Spring!
It's time for some purple in our lives! And pink, and greens!  A little less white stuff falling from the sky is just in order! This week I'll be dropping in at The Artful Eye with some Springy card additions for my vendor rack. I hope the locals and visitors to town enjoyed browsing this past Month and found something from Patti's Stamping Studio!

Just Rite  Lilac Blossoms

I've not had this Lilac long from Just Rite Papercraft, a pretty lilac stamp was missing in my arsenal for Springtime stamping perfect for Mother's Day, Anniversary, Wedding possibly and Happy Birthday! A few of the Violet Copic Markers colors ink up this stamp so nicely I can about smell the blossom now! 

Copic: V12, V15, V17 Y06, YG17, YG09

My white panel is extra pretty trimmed with the Stampin' Up! Large Scallop Edgelit. What a sharp contrast against the Perfect Plum card base. I love purple & green together and left the colored image without extra embellishments short of the black embossed sentiment. 

Aren't these two blossoms precious! And look at those fonts in the greetings! Very romantic,  a keeper for sure, I'm happy to have it! Blessings to you all, enjoy the day!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Savvy Stamps Deer Head Die

Savvy Stamps Deer Head Die,a whole lot of trend going on!

I picked up this handsome deer head silhouette die last Fall for Holiday greeting cards. I knew Id'e pull this out again he's just too handsome to resist! 

I love this die in Basic Black paired with a trendy stripe paper in Coastal Cabana and Whisper White. With minimal embellishments like black enamel candy dots and some white twine we're all finished for a CAS (clean and simple) greeting card! 

Mama Elephant Happy Everything stamp set provides the greeting that's white heat embossed on black card stock. Makes for a trendy Dymo Label look don't you think? I love it and there's lots of builder sentiments in this set have a look!

I keep the matching "happy" die right inside the back side of this packaging  just in case I want to use it! 
And that's it! I'm adding it to the pile for The Artful Eye, I'll check in on my card rack again soon, hopefully it's empty to support this habit of mine! Wink!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch

Giving a Tilted Sketch a try with my new Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch!

This tilted sketch has everything all askew! Rather than utilizing a die to provide a focal point of stamping today I've given the tilted sketch a try! 

Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch

Since my card base is the same color pallet as this polka dot designer paper in Stampin' Up! Coastal Cabana, I've had to first mat the A2 card in Whisper White. 

Now don't go ahead and glue anything down!! Cut yourself some patterned paper and a piece of white card stock the same size as this original mat. Mine here 4 x 5 1/4

I rested the designer paper on top of the white mat and connected the bottom left corners but tilted the polka dot paper right off the page of the bottom white layer. Hold firmly in your hand, turn over and trim the excess designer paper hanging off of the white bottom layer. I now glue these two together. Do not adhere these to the card base at this point!

Now rest your top white card stock in the left corner of the designer paper exposing as much pretty paper as you like. Realize the size of your stamped image! Hold firmly in your hand, turn over and trim off the excess white card stock overhanging the rest. 

Attach one more time this layer with your favorite adhesive and stamp your image! 

Thanks a Bunch stamp set is a build a flower set but not a layered flower that requires multiple ink just to color the flower. This builds quickly! I first stamped the green stems and foliage in the corner of my paper and then stamped the roses. There are separate greenery , sticks and berries that fill in the bouquet quick and easily if you prefer to add them.

I decided to attach a hang tag with a Birthday greeting to each card. We have a Coastal Cabana and a Strawberry Slush version of this card. 

I love the multiple sentiments here and the font couldn't be more beautiful! I'm finding this a quick set for clean and simple cards. Give the tilted sketch a try with a few of your pretty papers and see how quickly this look comes together!

Thanks for dropping by,

Friday, March 13, 2015

Avery Elle Easter Blessings

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's Way!
I took the time to ink up my new Avery Elle Easter Blessings stamp set and couldn't stop at just one! Here are a pile of quick adorable Easter Greeting Cards easy to mail in all the shades of Marshmallow Peeps!

Avery Elle Easter Blessings

I'm so excited about this stamp set, my first from Avery Elle. This Artistic Egg has a Folk Art feel to it, and includes this one sentiment which I've black embossed and colored with Stampin' Up! Stamp N Write Markers!

Ok maybe Marshmallow Peeps don't come in Wisteria Wonder but they should! I created four top folding A2 cards, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and matted the image on a white panel measuring 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 for a nice border of colored card stock! Easy Peasy.

I love this egg and these two bunnies! You know now that I think of it I just might add some Glossy Accents to parts of this egg for added dimension but overall, a CAS (clean and simple) card to pop in the mail! 

Thanks for dropping in and leaving me a comment, you all are such good friends! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Avery Elle haul

Good morning!
Well I could resist no longer, I succumbed to ordering my first two Avery Elle stamps from  Impress Cards and Crafts 

Avery Elle Stamps from Impress Cards and Crafts

Now I've had my eye on these two sets for a while now. As you can imagine I look forward to coloring that artistic egg for Easter! And the Thanks a Bunch stamp set in the back is the hit of Pinterest these days! But what stopped me in my tracks is the Thank You note from Impress, Hello! Just look at that gorgeous Dahlia! 

Aaah! I hear angles! Look at this flower!! Botanicals get me every time. I just love stamps! Now, let's see what else is new while we're at it...

Ok I got a little side tracked there, but what perfect stamps for a tonal look by inking straight off the pad for a fast little note card! Or for water coloring with all of our favorite mediums like pencils, Distress Ink Markers, and water color pallets! Woot!

Well, when I have some time I'll definitely play with these two new Avery Elle stamps, my week is a little busy so just be patient! 

Spring has stopped by for a visit! It's 24 degrees and will hit the 30's the sun is high and hot and melting all of this snow! I can just about pull out into the street with my car without taking such risk as the snow banks are fading fast! Sugaring Season should be upon us right now. Yum yum! 

Blessings to you for your time today. Best Wishes always,

Monday, March 9, 2015

Flourishes Cherry Blossoms

I'm anticipating a little Spring in my future now that we've introduce Daylight Savings Time!
My Mom said she would rather we Spring ahead a Month, not just an Hour! It's true, those of us in the Northeast are real tired of a long cold Winter.

Retired Flourishes Cherry Blossoms

As you may have noticed, I've been in hibernation and haven't shared a card in a long while! I don't force myself to create well I did when I made this card but typically if I don't feel creative I don't even enter the room. 

So I sat down to make something pink and spring like. I reached for my retired set of Flourishes Cherry Blossoms and inked them up for the first time with a few Copic Markers.

It's nice to visit our Nations Capital during late March early April while celebrating the Cherry Blossoms Festival. To see those cherry trees in full bloom along the Potomac with the historical monuments in the backdrop is a site to see! 

Back to the card, you'll have excuse the shadows and poor lighting of the day. It's become difficult to photograph in this Stamping Studio. Here's a look at the inside with a layer of In Color 2013-2015 Designer Paper in Pistachio Pudding. Inked also in pistachio pudding are a few more cherry blossoms surrounding the greeting from wood mount retired SU Live, Laugh, Love. 

New stamps due in the mail to me Monday and I can't wait to share! What better way to inspire some creativity than a few new sets right? Well I hope todays Spring color pallet inspired you to enter your Stamping Studio and pull out materials that remind you of Spring. Pay no attention to the three feet of snow just outside the window and make your next card with splashes of brightness! 

Have a great day Stampers!