Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fall Splendor

 Hello friends!

I am sharing another card with fall inspiration. As winter is closer, this is likely one of the last few projects I made with fall themes. 

Penny Black's cling stamp always get me! 

This solid pumpkin stamp set "Pick of the Path"has amazing lines and etched details.

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I lined up the pumpkins and stamped repeatedly with the help of MISTI. This never gets old for me as the images coming to life. harvest wishes -001

I kept the images as foal point and added only  splatter, sequins and gold thread. 
(Yes, gold again, Maura!) 😁

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Two Fresh Ways with Birch Forest Stamp Set

Hello friends!

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I have two Fresh ways of using Birch Forest Stamp Set. This background stamp is not just for seasonal cards, it is perfect for all year round. I hope that my ideas will give you extra ideas and inspiration on using stamp sets like this.10272020-Birch Forest-Apothecary Labels Nesting Die Set

My first card is a very clean and simple one . The white-embossed Birch Trees on the Real Gray Card Stock truly stand out and are absolutely stunning.  The stamp set truly speaks for itself!

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I  stamped the encouraging sentient in Obsidian Pigment Ink on white card stock. And then I die cut it with the Apothecary Label Die and layered a black die-cut piece underneath. The black twines were looped and adhered with a double-sided tape.

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I adhered the sentiment on top with double-sided tape and this card is complete. This card design is perfect for "thinking of you, birthday, sympathy... etc" types of sentiments.

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For the background in this next card, I only stamped part of the Birch Tree Forest in all of the green from Green Fields Mixed Media Ink.  I then added Crystal Clear Embossing Ink right after stamping and heat set it. This gave the Birch tree a beautiful shine and added textures. Love that about Mixed Medea Inks!

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For the focal point, I stamped and die cut Sweet Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle in yellow (Golden Sunset) , blue (Lapis Lazuli) and purple (Shades of Purple). 

This Sweet Flower Stamp Set has some amazing etched details and makes it effortless for us stampers.10272020-Birch Forest-Sweet Flowers Stamps & Die Bundle-002

 What do you think about these two cards? I hope you are now filled with TREE-mendous ideas with Birch Tree Stamp! Thank you for stopping by!

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Spellbinders Past Club Kits Are on Sale!

 Hello friends!

I am popping in with some info...

Spellbinders has a new Club Kit offer!  The Past Clubs Kits sale offers up to 30% savings off select club kits.  The offer is now live and will be available until Sunday 10/31/2020

 I am listing all the past kits that I had worked with and/or I would recommend.
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Sunday, October 25, 2020

CAS with a Embossing Folder and Altenew $15 GC Giveaway Winners

  Hello friends! 

I am back with a CAS card today. I am sure you all love the instant gratification from playing with embossing folders. The immediate result makes you keep coming back again and again. 

For today's card, I used one of Altenew Embossing Folder Bundle called Flowers and Leaves.

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 The floral images from Sweet Flower Stamp Set are absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this stamp set because the floral stamps have super deep and detailed etched lines. No matter how good (or not-so-good) your stamping skills are, the result always come out amazing!  thank you -002

I took a quick short cut and used pattern paper for the pops of colors. this card can be created in a jiffy!thank you -001

Hope your day is a beautiful one. I always appreciate that you spend a few minutes here. With that, I'd like to announce the winners of the Altenew $15 Gift card Giveaway.thank you -003 

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 from this post: Linda BL said...Both cards are so pretty. Even though they are done with the same rose die cuts, they are so different. Really shows how you can achieve so many looks with the same die. You could make many cards using the same set and the recipient would see a new fresh rose each time.The bright red rose on the second card is balanced by the dark bold paper. Really makes a lovely card. The first rose was my favorite card on the blog hop earlier in the week! 

from this post: Nora Noll said...This is STUNNING!!! I LOVE the colors and the layering details! 

 Congrats, Linda and Nora, I will be contacting you for your e-mail address. So, you can get your Altenew GC!


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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Autumn Splendor

 Hello friends!

I am popping in with an Autumn card. The last two months, I have witnessed more of the Fall Splendor and can't quite stop creating autumn-related cards! Since I live in a tree lot, I have been busy raking leaves!

I am using one of the  stamps from Harvest Wishes. 
Before I share my card, I actually was not too keen on the image.
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BUT all that was changed once I stamped and die cut it! Does this ever happen to you?so thankful -002 
We often judge book by its cover or based our opinion on first look.....

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This harvest image really makes me examine my perspective. We must NOT make judgement so quickly! That's the moral of this post. 😁

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Friday, October 23, 2020

3rd Take with Fragile Foliage

Hello friends!

I am popping in with my 3rd version with Fragile Foliage.

I decided to use the negative part of the die to color the embossed trees. card without sentiment
I thought the trees looked cool yet still simple. I added pattern paper to ground the foliage.
This card involves several techniques: ink-blending, masking, embossing and use of pattern paper. 
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It's amazing how we can use one stamp set in so many ways!

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I am keeping this post super short .  The leaves in my yard are falling like crazy. While I enjoyed watching the change of colors, I do still have to rake them. Oh well, before you know it, winter will be here...set of 3 cards
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower & Woodless Watercolor Pencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Paint-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Paint-A-Flower Sunflower with a blog hop!

If you arrive from the blog of Jenny Colacicco, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 
 This Sunflower set is simply gorgeous! The detailed etched lines of  the Sunflower Set within the sunflowers will make your project looks so artistic( maybe Van Gogh's!?) 

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Next, it is all about the Woodless Color Pencils. If you love control and water flow of your watercoloring, this set is definitely to be considered! Please sign up for the e-mail (when available).
(**Estimated product availability/order shipping date for the Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Pen Set: November 12th, 2020. Please sign up for a back in stock notification email so you know once it’s back in stock.**)
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If you like detailed and intense coloring, this set is ideal for adding intense color in tiny area. Before I colored, I ran the watercolor paper (A2) through the die cut machine with String Art Rectangles.
I stamped the outline images in yellow and green. With the color pencils, I was able to add intense colors where I intended.
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I wanted to add MORE sunshine to the sunflowers, I then colored the background lightly. I added the white embossed sentiment in the middle (with a thin piece of Washi).
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The finishing touches are: Antique Gold Sequins, Gold Metallic Thread and tiny black splatter. I also did some faux-stitching by connecting all the dots around the rectangles with a silver glitter pen.

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Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Oct. 28th for a chance to win.
AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced on the
All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on Oct. 30th, 2020

Your next stop is the blog of Tenia Nelson
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

7 Fun Things to Try with Altenew Stamps & Dies

 Hello friends!

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(go ahead and bookmark this post to remind yourself these 7 things!) 

I am happy to share 7 fun things to try with stamps and dies over Altenew Card blog. Today's post will give your some creative prompts and hopefully, get your creative juice flowing.  I am sharing a few cards with Craft-a-Flower Rose as they will give you more visual and help you understand the ideas.

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1 Use a negative sentiment die: the new Essential Sentiment Strips Die was released just in time! These negative die is absolutely amazing for adding sentiment without too much work. I used Jet Black Card Stock and ran it through Mini Blossom along with the Die Cut Metal Shim and that's it! In this set, there are also many other sentiment for your special sentiment. AND you can also use the bits of alphabet for sentiment or use BOTH with different colors! 

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2  use vellum: there is something special about using transparency.  The lightness of paper conveys that extra softness. The delicate die cut leaf adds just the right touch.

3. hand-stitching: if you can sew a button, you can hand-stitch your card!  These stitches may seem insignificant, but it really makes your handmade card that much more special. I like how the cross-stitch secured the gold leaf and kept it in place.

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4 Die-cut your own embellishment: the gold leaf from Craft-a Flower Rose makes a lovely embellishment.  The Gold Foil Paper is very handy and goes a long way! Imagine how you can use your small leaf and floral die as embellishments?

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5 use color card stock: you must try using color card stock if you use predominantly white card stock. The color card stock makes the design extra bright and happy. It really makes the color pop even more!

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6 use die with foam for stamping: Inspired by the amazing Lydia Evans video (see here), I have been enjoying using the die as stamps. By die-cutting the die with foam, you are able to use the Craft-a -Flower Rose as stamps. Honestly, this is quite a game-changer for all of your floral dies and more. I know you will be hooked as I am. Thank you, Lydia!

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7 Stamping with gradient Effect: notice the various green and and yellow? These gradient colors are made possible by mini in cubes. I find it so easy to add multiple colors with the mini ink cube set such as Cerulean Skies , Sweet Dreams, and Sunflower Field.

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You can reuse the foam if it keeps the shape after stamping. However, foam is readily available in any craft store and dollar store. The thickness of foam doesn't matter as much. As long as you can make a good print with stamps, you are good to go.

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These cards were all created with Craft-a Flower Rose with various techniques and supplies.

 If you have not tried any of these 7 things, it's time to explore and possibilities and have some stamping and die-cutting fun! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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