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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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  • Thinking of You




    A clean, colorful, easy to make card for any number of occasions. The stamps have matching dies & I’m really loving this woodplank cover die. Use it plain white or inked for totally different look.


    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC960), we are visiting Daily Paintworks & their Pinterest Boards where I found THIS picture to inspire me.

    My card is pretty simple. I die cut the large wood plank panel then used brushes to add the green ink & a little of the blue-green, then used the blue green to rub directly over the top to darken all the raised areas. A smaller white panel was die cut a few times. First w/ the larger die, then a smaller one (to create the white frame) and finally an even smaller die to create the rectangle inset. I placed this in the center of the wood plank die & ran it thru the die cut machine. The branches were all colored & die cut & I used the individual wood plank set to cut the piece for the greeting before stamping on it.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Simple Floral #1, Always Peony set (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #9, set #10
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangles, Wood Plank Panel, Wood Planks,  Simple Floral #1 dies, Detail Blending Brushes, ,  MISTI, Copic Markers



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  • Your Smile



    Come see how easy it is to make a pretty floral card for someone special. Great for birthdays, Mother’s Day or just to say I’m thinking of you. The flowers have matching stencils & dies so coloring & cutting them is a breeze.

    A big congrats to Kathy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS898). She has a sweet little gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the big floral theme & most of the colors, but I rearranged them a bit, moved the greeting, used different images, dies & stencils.

    After stamping the lovely flowers, I used the 2 part stencils, the detail brushes & color fuse inks to color them in before die cutting. The white background was cut w/ a quilted stitch cover die & the greeting stamped on a rectangle of coral. I added a darker coral scalloped frame behind the white panel.

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Always Peony set, Animals in Pockets set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, coral, dk coral 
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #1, #4, #11
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangles, Always Peony set, Animals in Pockets set, Outside Scallop Frames, Quilted Stitch Cover dies, Detail Blending Brushes, Always Peony 2 pt Stencil,  MISTI 



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