Friday, August 19, 2016

Stamp Off DSP Rescue with Flourish Thinlits

Yippee.  I'm so glad that you have landed at my site,
to check out our Stamp Off challenge, hosted by
Buffy, Susan and myself.  We're happy to have you!
Our challenge today is "DSP to the Rescue".  I love 
Designer Series Paper because it perks up a card,
provides ideas for color combinations I would not 
think of, and adds texture to projects.  Stampin' Up! offers
lots of DSP choices, so you are in for a treat.

I saw this technique offered several years ago, but don't 
remember the exact name; perhaps "Torn Paper".
At any rate, that's what I did.  I took strips of the 
2016-18 In Color Envelope paper on page 176, tore it
into pieces and glued it to a piece of card stock.  This technique adds so much color and texture, that it's really fun. After the glue
had dried, I embossed the panel with clear embossing powder.
Then I created a pattern with elements from the Flourish
Thinlits on page 194, adhering them to a piece of Early Espresso
card stock.   The sentiment came from my fav resource for
words; the Sunshine Sayings set on page 97.  
 I added In Color Enamel Shapes to complete the look.
Thank you so much for checking out my Stamp Off project.
Now hop on over to see the WONDERFUL projects offered
by Susan and Buffy

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sprinkles of Life with Thoughtful Banners

I made this card a while back for a Stamp Off challenge
and then used a different project.  I am so glad that Stampin' Up!
continued the Sprinkles of Life set on page 106 with
coordinating punch in the 2016-17 catalog.  This is a wonderful

Speaking of wonderful bundles, the sentiment was created
with the Thoughtful Banners set on page 73, and the
coordinating Duet Banner Punch on page 186.  This is
another bundle that is so flexible for cards or scrapbooks.
 It enables really fast creation of banners that you can
mix and match to create a personalized message.

The card texture was created with the Festive
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 195.
This Embossing Folder works for so many occasions!  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Layered Flourishing Phrases Sympathy

Flourishing Phrases (p 49), with the coordinating Flourish Thinlit
dies is a spectacular combination, as you can tell from how
frequently I use them.  Great sentiments and stunning dies.
In this example, I paired these products with the Lovely Lace
Textured Embossing Folder on page 195.

The colors are Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black.