Friday, July 5, 2019

Smooth Sailing Dies with Tropical Chic

I really appreciate the variety of masculine sets and dies
in the 2019-20 Stamping' Up! catalog.  I have many
guys in my family, to create cards for.  The ability to
stack dies enables creation of cards that are interesting,
full of texture and relatively quick to put together,
once the shapes are cut out.

For this project, I used dies from Smooth Sailing (p 195)
and the sentiment from Tropical Chic (p 93).
I ran the Gray Granite layer through the Subtles 3D
Embossing folder and then highlighted it with 
VersaMark ink.  The rest of the colors included Pool Party,
Soft Sea Foam and Garden Green.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Geared Up Sailing Home Peacock

This is not a traditional 4th of July card, but I liked
this combination of stamp sets, with the sentiment.
I took the sentiment from  Sailing Home (p 146),  
and cut it out with the coordinating
Smooth Sailing Dies.  For the background, I used 
smoke from Geared Up Garage
(p 154) and feathers from Royal Peacock (p 26).
The feather-smoke combination works well to
set off the sentiment.  To add to this card, 
 the feathers could be glittered,  to make them look sparkly. 

Please have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Well Written Dies

Happy July!  It's a tad warmer than I like, but
at least we haven't had any Tornados since Memorial Day.

I am overjoyed that the Well Written dies (p 197) carried over
to the new 2019-20 catalog.  This set of dies fits so many
occasions with ease.  

I ran the whisper white layer through
the Lace 3D Embossing Folder and cut out an oval with
the Stitched Shapes dies ( p 196).