Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Stamp Off Wood Textures Birthday

Greetings crafting friends.  Susan, Buffy and I are
back for our Friday Stamp Off Challenge!
This week, we are featuring our favorite new SU
Designer Series Papers.  There a number of packs
to pick from, on pages 187-189, so let the fun begin.

I LOVE the new Wood Textures DSP pack on page 187.
The pack of 6x6 papers features different wood textures,
in shades that work well with different cardstock colors,
or work together.  They are stunning.  In this example,
I cut up pieces into 1 inch widths, and glued them into
a ship lap configuration.  I love the ship lap look in homes, 
and found that it works great on cards, too!
 I debated using the grey shaded
piece of wood, but decided that they all worked together.

I tried different cardstock, and decided that the 
Copper Foil sheet (p 194) was the best choice for the
Happy Birthday Thinlits die (on page 213).  It blended with
the Wood Textures, but still stood out.  I built it up by layering it on a die cut of Early Espresso, to add more contrast with the Wood Textures DSP.  
1/4 inch Copper Trim (p 199) worked well with the
color scheme and added more texture to the card.
I now invite you to scoot on over to Buffy and Susan's
blogs, to see what they have done with this challenge.
I'm curious as to whether we all selected the same,
or different DSP packs.  Now's your time to find out!  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Beautiful You on Glossy

Last Friday, Susan, Buffy and I did a Stamp Off
Challenge with Glossy Cardstock (page 194).  This is
another card that I made using the same technique.
The colors are Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach,
dragged across the Glossy cardstock. 

I added the image and sentiment from Beautiful You,
on page 141.  I love this image, with the streaks of
ink, giving it "flow".  This technique makes this a
very quick and easy card to create!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Seasonal Layers Note Card

This card features several of the new 2017-19 In Colors;
Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide.  These are very rich,
elegant colors.  I've used my fav, Seasonal Layers
Thinlits Dies, on page 216, to create the chair and 
tree images.  The background is embossed with the
Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
This is such a great set of dies, enabling beautiful
forms for every season.