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  • Sailboat Birthday



    A fun birthday card with a nautical theme in patriotic colors. Great for a masculine birthday, a birthday near a holiday like July 4th, or anyone who loves seafaring images. Easy to change out the colors to customize to your preference. I think it would look terrific in smokey blues with sand colored accents.


    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS906) so a big congrats to Tanya! She has big, beautiful gallery full of fun scrap pages & lovely cards. I chose THIS card to case. I liked the layout & nautical theme so I kept those. I used different images, dies, a die cut boat instead of a stamped one & two stenciled backgrounds instead of designer paper.

    After die cutting the boat, waves & little frames, I popped up the boat & frame & put it all together. I  used an anchor & star stencil on the navy panel. The anchors were stenciled w/ the darkest of the blue ink set & I used a white pigment ink for the stars. The red was done w/ the sailboat stencil & dark red ink & white pigment for the waves.  I liked the white torn edge on Tanya’s but my paper wasn’t white core so I rubbed the white ink over the torn edge. The two panels were married together on top of a white panel & die cut w/ the largest stitched rectangle die. The greeting was added onto a little tag.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Poetic Peonies (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, navy blue
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts unicorn white, Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #7
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Boats #1, Rectangles, Deckled Rectangle Frames, Off Set Tags, Waves dies, Anchors/Stars & Boats/Waves Stencils, Blending Brushes,  MISTI



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  • Magic Liquid


    A bright, colorful card for your favorite coffee lover. Perfect for a “let’s get together soon” or an invite for a coffee date. I used a rainbow of bright colors but this is easy to change to your favorite colors or even a monochromatic coffee colored card. The 2 part stencil makes it easy to get that fun cubist background.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC967) we are visiting Carla Bank Art & their Pinterest Board. I used THIS print for my inspiration. I knew I had the perfect stencil to make a background like this. And I used almost every color group of these inks to make it. I placed the first stencil over the paper & used the detail brushes to add the lightest color of each group. Then I took the second stencil & applied the next darkest ink of each group. For the last step, I turned the stencil over & applied the third darkest ink of each group. Hint: to see which side is which, place the stencil on top of the colored package. When it lines up, you have it correctly orientated.

    When I finished, the stenciled panel was die cut w/ the second largest of the plain rectangles & I used the largest scallop rectangle to cut a dark teal layer to back it. I did use a few Prismacolor pencils to sharpen the blocks a bit. A couple of teals & a lime green were used for the coffee go cup. Just for fun, I ran the teal coffee band thru my paper crimper then added the greeting. The coffee cup was popped up for dimension.

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: All You Need is Coffee set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk teal, lt teal, lime green
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #1, Set #2, set #3, set #4, set #5, set #6, set #7, set #9, set #10, set #11
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  All You Need is Coffee set, Rectangles, Mix & Match Coffee Cups, Scallop Rectangle dies, Cube Stencil, Blending Brushes,  MISTI, paper crimper



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  • Sea You Soon



    Some designer paper and a few dies are all you need to make this nautical card. Use whichever colors float your boat! I went with a deep blue for the frame and some neutrals for my lighthouse. The frame and scenic paper really steal the show.

    For the Inspiration Challenge this week, we are visiting Unshattered & their Pinterest Board. I used the colors in THIS bag for my inspiration.

    I knew I wanted to use this paper & I also wanted a lighthouse so i picked some tans & blues & die cut several lighthouses then pieced them together. The idea I had in my head was to make a dk blue frame w/ the paper showing thru the middle. When I saw the sea frame I decided that was what I wanted & in order to have the paper show thru, I die cut an oval in the center. The designer paper was cut w/ an oval slightly larger than the cut out & the paper was placed behind it. The lighthouse was popped up & placed on top of the frame. I used a tag for the greeting & attached it. Pretty simple to make!

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Swim Party set (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory, tan, lt blue, dk blue, Brass & Bliss: Life Upon the Sea paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Swim Party set,  Under the Sea Cover, Lighthouse, Off Set Tags dies,  MISTI



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