• Category Archives Girly/Feminine/Mother’s Day
  • 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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  • Hope to See You


    Pretty ruffled flowers to brighten a special someone’s day and let them know they’re missed. A beautiful new floral set with matching dies.

    We have a special Featured Stamper Challenge to celebrate the 900th Challenge! Your choice of any of the last 100. I chose THIS card by Betty (aka Sweet Irene FS868). I liked the flowers around the frame so I kept that, but I used stamped & colored flowers instead of die cut flowers. I also used different colors & instead of having an inset frame, mine is stacked layers.

    The ruffled flowers were colored w/ Copics & die cut w/ their coordinating dies. I die cut three stitched layers in decreasing sizes. The Hope part has a matching die (love this!) & the rest of the greeting was stamped in the lower right corner.

    The Hope word was popped up above everything.
    These are the Copics I used: (in case you’re wondering about the B’s & BV, there were used to underpaint the leaves & flowers in the shadows.)

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!

    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Ruffled Flower Bouquet set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne, Memento tuxedo black,
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Ruffled Flower Bouquets set dies,  MISTI , Copic markers



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  • Books & Flowers

    Are you a book lover or know someone who is? This could be the card for them. A stack of beautiful books under a shelf of flowers. All against a quilted cover background. The dies make it easy to customize the colors.

    t’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC961) and we are headed to A Cup of Needles & their Pinterest Board where I saw THIS lovely embroidery piece.

    After die cutting the books out of several different colors, I put them all together. I used some of the same lavender & purple colors for the flowers. The vase & shelf were cut out of an ivory color. I wanted them to be a little different from the white background but not so much that they took over. The flowers and leaves were shaped a bit before i attached them. I love how the holes in the quilted background cover let a bit of the purple backing show through.The greeting was stamped onto a small wood plank, just the right size for it.

    Thanks so
     much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Always Peony set (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, lavender, purple, mint green, lt green, sage green, lt blue, dk blue, ivory, speckled ivory
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Books & Flowers, Lg Garden Pots, Vases & Shelves, Wood Planks, Quilted Cover, Spring Greenery #4 dies,  MISTI



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