• Meow Vacay


    A fun little kitty at the beach card. He’s just relaxing under an umbrella w/ tall, cold drink nearby. Would be perfect for a summer birthday, Father’s Day or a getaway, bon voyage card for friends. Change up the colors to go with your chosen paper.

    A big congrats to Linda, the newest Featured Stamper (FS902)! She has fun, growing gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the narrow window layout but I used different images, dies, colors & a stamped greeting instead of die cut.

    For my card, I die cut the white front then used a mini slimline die for the window. I wanted have a bit of a frame, so i cut the inside piece w/ the next smaller size die & put the frame back w/ a piece of designer paper behind it. The images were colored & die cut w/ their coordinating dies, popped up.

    These are the Copics I used:

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Cats at the Beach set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, Brass & Bliss: Tropical Dreams paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Sm. Stitch Rectangles, Cats at the Beach set, Mini Slimline w/ Stitch dies,  MISTI, Copic markers 



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  • Color of Sunshine


    Are you ready for summer? It’s almost here! Swimsuits, beaches, pools, vacations..This is such a fun, summery set & the coordinating dies and beautiful paper make it a snap to put together. A card for a summer birthday or bon voyage or meet you at the beach and don’t forget your swimsuit!

    For the Inspiration Challenge, we are visiting Made in B & their Pinterest site where I found THIS wrapping paper that inspired the colors for my card. I had so much fun picking out the paper to go w/ this summer set. Once I had a paper w/ colors similar to my inspiration, I colored the images I wanted to use. Since I also wanted to gold emboss them for that shimmer, I put them in my Misti, stamped them w/ the toffee Memento, colored them, then stamped over them w/ gold ink & embossed w/ gold powder. Copics & embossing powder don’t play well together, so this allows me to work around that problem. I also wanted a little something something on the swimsuit, so I used part of a stencil, the gold ink, & a fine brush then heat embossed that, as well.

    For the greeting, I stamped it w/ teal Memento, colored in the SUNSHINE w/ pink, then stamped over it w/ the Versaclair ink. Again, Copics & Versaclair will ruin your markers, so it pays to go thru the extra step. All of the images & the petal background cover die were popped up for dimension. I also used the largest rectangle die to trim down the size of the Petal Cover in order to let the paper show around the border.

    These are the Copics I used:

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Hello Summer set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, Brass & Bliss: Tropical Dreams paper pad
    Ink: VersaClair Warm Breeze, Ultimate Metallic gold, Memento toffee crunch & teal zeal
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangles, Hello Summer set, Sm Stitch Circles, Round Petal Cover dies, Circled Paver Stencil, Detail Blending Brushes,  MISTI, Copic markers, gold embossing powder



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  • Handy Man


    Masculine cards can be tough, so here’s a card for that special guy in your life. Perfect for a birthday or Father’s Day or anytime you want to show appreciation for your husband, dad, brother or special guy you know. It only takes a few dies & some  card stock in your choice of colors.

    A big congrats to Josanna, the newest Featured Stamper (FS901)! She has a really super gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I liked the tools & masculine theme so I kept that but I used different dies & colors & changed the layout a bit.

    With masculine birthdays & Father’s Day coming up, I thought I’d get a head start & this new overall die fit the bill. The overalls & pockets (new! coming next week) were cut out of 2 blues w/ the buckles/buttons out of 2 metallic silvers. I added a bunch of die cut tools of silver w/ red handles. The background was cut w/ a wood plank cover & the greeting was split & stamped directly onto the pockets.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 


     

    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Dad Phrases
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, cobalt & denim blue, mirror silver, metallic silver, red scraps
    Ink: Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Tools, WoodPlank Cover, Overall (new, coming soon!) dies, Crossover II



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