Friday, July 26, 2019

Stamp Off Tropical Chic Fun Fold

Greetings and welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge,
hosted by Susan, Buffy and myself.  We love getting
together every other Friday to share with you.

This week, we are doing a Fun Fold challenge.  I'm not
much of a Fun Fold Fan (say that 3 times fast!) because I
feel that sometimes it's frustrating for the recipient to figure
out how to open these cards.  In my example above,
the sentiment is latched under the purple flower from
Tropical Chic (page 93).

That is the singular "Fun" fold aspect of this card;
the sentiment, which holds down the top layer of the card.
I used the flowers from Tropical Chic and cut out 
Noble Peacock Foil Sheets ferns with the Tropical Dies
on page 197.  The blue DSP comes from the Subtles
DSP paper pack on page 168.

I got this Fun Fold idea from Lisa Curcio, and really
appreciate the simplicity of many of her designs.

Thank you for stopping by, and please click on over
to see what Buffy and Susan have done for 
their Fun Fold Challenge!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tasteful Textures with Tasteful Background Dies

Tasteful Textures, on page 135, with the coordinating Tasteful Background Dies is a wonderful new bundle from SU.
It can be used so many different ways.  The sentiments are
wonderful and unique.

In this example, I used the dies to make a mask.  I could have
stamped the images, but liked the idea of sponging through
a mask.  Then I simple held down the mask and sponged
Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.  I did a bit more sponging
on the edges, and added some more texture with the 
lines stamp.  

Monday, July 22, 2019

DistINKtive Butterfly Wishes

If you want to "set" a record for fast card making,
then Butterfly Wishes, on page18, is the set for you.
This new DistINKtive set creates color variations,
so that using a single color for the branch, ends up
looking like several different colors were used.  In this example,
I used Mossy Meadow on the entire branch, but
it looks like two different green ink colors.
The set offer flowers that coordinate with the
Butterfly Duet Punch on page 188.