Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Magnolia Lane Suite

This card was created with the Magnolia Lane Suite of products 
(p 37), including the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and
Magnolia Memory Dies (p. 194).  The Magnolia Lane
DSP makes card making a quick process.  I added a bit of silver foil
for bling, and colored enamel dots with a Mossy Meadow
Stampin' Blend.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sailing Home with Smooth Sailing Dies

  After all the news of flooding in Venice, I felt
the need to post a card connected to the oceans.
To that end, I used the Sailing Home stamp set (p 146)
with coordinating Smooth Sailing dies.  This is such an
elegant bundle, with wonderful sentiments.

For this card, I did a lot of sponging, to separate
sky from land.  Then I simply added images
and the sentiment.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Stamp Off Harvest Hellos with Apple Builder Punch

Welcome!  Today Buffy, Susan and I are creating
Thankful cards for our Stamp Off Challenge.
I bet you're really glad that I could not incorporate
a moose into my card!

I think of this as a "Thanksgiving" type of card,
so decided to make this for our challenge.
I think that the Harvest Hellos stamp set (Holiday page 49),
with coordinating Apple Builder Punch is a brilliant combo.
You can get a lot of mileage out of being able to make
apples or pumpkins with the same bundle.  

In this example, I ran the Calypso Coral layer through
the Subtles Embossing folder, and layered some Subtles
Designer Series Paper (page 168) over top.
That made a great background for the pumpkin
and sentiment.  The Pumpkin, linen thread and 
enamel dots were all colored with Stampin' Blends.

Thank you for popping by.  Please enjoy the
lovely Stamp Off Challenge cards offered by
Buffy and Susan!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Moose Punch on Mercury Glass

Sorry, but you get Moose both Monday and Wednesday.
Although the punch is now "gone", I have a fistful
of moose cards that I have enjoyed making.  The 
Merry Moose set is still very much available.  I stamped
the moose on to the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate,
using Stazon ink.

Next, is an example of what not to do.  First, I didn't take
the protective plastic off of the Mercury Glass Designer
 Acetate (page 33).  When I went to punch out the moose,
I almost broke my punch because of the acetate and plastic.
I have since removed the protective plastic layer
(use a piece of tape to start it at the corner), but have not
wanted to risk my punch.  I do love the effect of the glimmer
paper behind the Mercury Glass.  It is a very sparkly card!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Moose Punch with Wrapped in Plaid DSP

I guess that it's looking like Moose Monday.
Merry Moose Monday, that is.
I'm sad to say that Stampin' Up! has gone through
it's inventory of the Moose punch (Holiday page 27).
I cut out an oval of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP
(Holiday page 13) with the Stitched Shapes Dies.
Gold Foil was used for the Moose and layer.
Those elements were layered on to a piece of 
Shaded Spruce cardstock, run through the 
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing folder
(Holiday page 31).  

Friday, November 8, 2019

First Frost and Butterfly Gala

I am undeniably drawn to the First Frost stamp set
(page 140) with the coordinating Frosted Bouquet Dies
(page 193).  This combo allows you to create such
delicate, wistful images.  In this example, I paired this
dynamic duo with the Butterfly Gala set on page 46,
and the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch on page 188.
I love coordinating punches because they are a quick
way to cut a precise image. 

The Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder 
(Holiday page 31) seems to work with almost
any image or theme.  Holiday catalog samples show it used 
with SU foil sheets, but it works just as well with a
neutral Whisper White!