Wednesday, August 21, 2019

You Always Deliver Flowers

Today's post features one of my favorite sets;
You Always Deliver on page 59.  At first glance, 
it looks like a set for demonstrators,
but it really is a set for everyone.  I have lots of men in
my family, so it works for male/mail birthdays, or people
who like packages in general (that's everyone, right?!)

Did I mention that it is a blast to color with Stamping' Blends?
It isn't a fussy image to color, and looks great when completed.
In this example, I used Old Olive, Calypso Coral,
Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Highland Heather, all
found on page 179.

I ran the card base through the Brick and Mortar 3D
Embossing Folder on page 198 and added a bit of VersaMark
to bring out the bricks.  Finally, I layered some Subtles
Designer Series Paper (p 168) and Noble Peacock Foil
(p 167) around the image to make it pop.  
The image and sentiment were cut out with the 
Stitched Rectangles Dies.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Random Good Morning Magnolia

The Good Morning Magnolia set (page 38),
 with coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies (page 194) 
is such a beautiful and flexible bundle.  I think that the leaves
stand on their own well, so decided to focus on those.
I used the large leaf on the edge of the flower, along with
the smaller leaf image.    They are added rather randomly,
above the flourish.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Tasteful Textures with Tasteful Backgrounds and Flourish

This was sort of a challenging card to take a picture of,
given the dark colors.  I will say that Blackberry Bliss
and Night of Navy look great together.  

I used a die from Tasteful Backgrounds (page 196) to
create a negative image, placing a piece of See a 
Silhouette DSP (page 166) behind it.  I used the sentiment
from the coordinating Tasteful Textures set on page 135,
and layered it over an element from the Flourish Dies
on page 192.  Both the flourish and the card base are
Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Detailed Peacock with Well Written

Please don't get frustrated, because yes, it's another peacock card.
For this project, I used the feathers from the Detailed Peacock
dies on page 192, to create negative spaces on my card layer.
I then placed a piece of Noble Peacock Foil Sheet (page 167)
behind, so that it would shine through the feathers.

I created the sentiment with the Well Written Dies on page 197.
Funny story... I finished the card and looked at it closely.
I had transposed the two words and the card read 
"wishes birthday".  Oh well, with a bit of yanking, I got the
sentiment pulled off and reapplied correctly.

Monday, August 12, 2019

See a Silhouette with Detailed Bands

As I've mentioned in the past, I really enjoy stamping with
my friends Mary and Jo.  We share product and advise one
another on our stamping projects.

The See a Silhouette suite on pages 132-134, with coordinating
Sweet Silhouette Dies on page 196 is a wonderful new
bundle.  I enjoy the coordinating See A Silhouette DSP,
because it seems to go with other themes and SU product.

In this example, I used the Detailed Bands Dies on page 192,
to frame the sentiment.  Adding this band in black helped
to highlight the focal silhouette image.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Stamp Off Tea Together Floating Card

Happy Stamp Off Challenge Day!   Today, Susan, Buffy and I
are showing off our favorite techniques.

First, I need to offer a qualifier.  This is my favorite 
technique in terms of how the final product looks. 
It is a WOW technique.  However, making a card using
this technique can be a challenge.  

This technique goes by the names Floating Frame card or  
Press N Seal because
it usually calls for use of Press N Seal material to keep
the stamped images together, in order to apply them
to the framed layer.  It has been my experience that the
Press N Seal can pull the stamped images apart, which
I get more than frustrated about.   So
I skip that step, add a bunch of dimensional to the stamped images and just lay out them on the die
cut Stitched Rectangles (page 196) frame.   You can 
trim them even with the stitched rectangle frame, or leave
them hanging over the edges, as I've done in this example.

I created numerous flowers with the Tea Together 
stamp set on page 113.  These flowers are PERFECT for
this technique, because of their size and shape.  Then I
arranged them on the stitched rectangle frame.  I picked up
individual flowers, added dimensionals and then laid
them back on the frame.  You have to make sure that the
images that you use are not too tiny to apply dimensionals to.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's project!  Now please
click on over to see what Buffy and Susan have to show you.