Monday, July 26, 2021

Blended Sea Life Dies with Smooth Sailing

 This is another project that I played with while working on
last Friday's Blending challenge.  I used torn paper and Blends
to create the sand.  Then I placed post-it die cut images for the 
sea weed (Smooth Sailing dies on page 165) and coral from
the Sea Life dies (page 160), using the blender to add 
Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz background.  
I removed the post-its and placed the 
negatives over the plants, sponging the coral with yellow,
and then Mossy Meadow.   I added Night of Navy,
Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape to the sea horse.
The sea horse is doubled, glued to a yellow one underneath.
I added some candy dots (retired) to finish it off.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Stamp Off Blended Beauty of Friendship

 Happy Stamp Off challenge day!  Today, Susan, Buffy
and me will be doing a project that uses the Stampin' Up!
Blending Brushes, found on page 129 of the catalog.

I have to say that I am in love with these Blending Brushes.
They make it so easy to create shading, without lines.  
In the above project, I used some torn paper, to
blend in the Pear Pizzazz "grass".  Then I used a piece of paper, 
that I ran through a cloud die, to blend in the sky.  I added the
"sun", by placing a post-it in position before I started blending
 the sky.

For the images, I used the Beauty of Friendship set on
page 11 (it also has coordinating dies).  After completing the 
background with the blending brushes, I stamped the tree,
then the leaves and finally some Night of Navy splatter 
in the branches.  I left space for the sentiment, which was also
inked with Night of Navy.

I hope that my card has inspired you to use your Blending Brushes.
Now it's time to click on over to Buffy and Susan's blogs
to see their wonderful projects!! 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Way to Goat on Pattern Party

 Again with some happy paper from the hostess Pattern Party
DSP pack on page 171.  I find myself constantly grabbing this beautiful paper.  It pairs wonderfully well with the 
Way to Goat set on page 64.  When you have such well
coordinating paper, you can create quickly, by just adding
the focal image.  In this example, I cut out the goat and
sentiment with a die from the Hippo and Friends collection
on page 163.  The goat was colored with Stampin' Blends.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals Bundle

 Today, I grabbed my Hand-Penned Petals stamp set (page 105),
with the coordinating Penned Flowers dies (page 159).
You can stamp the flower images, or color them with chalks
or Stampin' Blends.  There are so many possible combinations.

I used the beautiful coordinating Hand-Penned DSP
on page 131, adding two strips to layer the images on top of.
Finally, I added a couple of coordinating Genial Gems.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Simply Succulents with Potted Succulent Dies

 There are some sets that don't get love, when I get new
product.  I decided that I needed to pull out my Simply
Succulents (page 35) and coordinating Potted Succulent 
Dies (page 165).  This is such a fun product combination,
because you can stamp on DSP (as above), or stamp images
and color them with blends or chalks.

I ran the background layer through the Painted Texture 3D
embossing folder on page 155.  I added a strip of 
In Good Taste DSP to act as a table top for the plant.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Beautiful Trees with Hippo and Friends

 I felt the need to create a happy Get Well card.  When
it comes to bright and happy, the Pattern Party (hostess)
DSP on page 171 gets the job done.

I cut out the elements with the Beautiful Trees dies on
page 158.  There are lots of ways to layer these tree parts,
so it was fun to have the colorful stripes as a base.  The
sentiment comes from the Bunches of Fun set on page 41,
and was cut out with the Hippo and Friends dies on page 163.