Wednesday, March 22, 2017

No One Stacks Up to YOU!

So easy: simply stamp the tea cups and saucer (using Versafine Onyx Black ink) onto Kaisercraft "Sweet Pea" decorator paper; die cut using the die, then adhere with Tombow Mono Multi glue and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips!  The border was even easy using a shaped border piece from the Kaisercraft paper pad! A Simple Stories "Hello Fall" Enamel Dot adds a bit of interest.

Take a look at the sentiment from the Altnew Vintage Tea cup stamp set on the inside--

The tea cup stack might be wobbly, but YOU certainly are not! ;)

I used a coffee splash stamp (unknown, maybe Stampin' Up) and SU's Creamy Caramel ink as well.

Easy to make, easy to mail!

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Vintage Tulip

Since I tried the "No Line Coloring" technique last time with this tulip, I wanted to stamp and color a more traditional way this time around using Copic Sketch Markers and a bit of Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink.

I began by layering up the base of the card using decorator paper from Kaisercraft's "Art of Life" paper pad. A crossed border of Venise 1/2" Katerina Lace adds a bit of interest along with a May Art's 1/4" Silk Ribbon Bow (made with an Original Bow Easy). A small charm (similar here and here) was added with May Art's Burlap String.  The word "Tulip" is also from the Stamp Simply Clear Get Well Tulip set, and cut with one of the dies from the Stamp Simply Steel Tulip Die set0.

Here's the inside Bible verse from the Stamp Simply Clear "Never Fear" stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Versafine inks are fabulous for stamping sentiments...they give such crisp, clear results.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Blushing Cheerful Tulip

Having so much fun playing with the new Stamp Simply Clear Get Well Tulip and Steel Tulip die! What a pretty set. Today I have attempted the "No Line Coloring" method. I'm fairly happy with the results, and look forward to trying it again soon! 

Let me tell you about it..

The base of the card is layers of Tim Holtz Coredinations Color Core Cardstock 12 x 12" and White Vellum. The top layer is embossed with Darice "Quartrefoil" Embossing Folder run through a Cuttlebug. 

The "No Line" Color Method is simply stamping the image with a light ink...such as a light green or tan. I stamped my tulip with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink. I then color the tulip blossom and leaves with my Copic Sketch Markers. After coloring a solid tulip head and leaves, I added accent touches and shading with Prisma Color Pencils...primarily where the lines on the stamp indicated shading. No Line coloring was a bit more difficult as the stamped lines would pretty much disappear...I used the stamp and package to see where the lines should be. After stamping, diecutting, and coloring the tulip, I mounted on the base of the card using pieces of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

I've seen some pretty amazing examples of both "No Line Color" with watercolors and with Copics. Wow! 

The sentiment is also from the Get Well Tulip set, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and die cut with a Spellbinders Back to Basics Tag die. A Seam Binding Ribbon bow pretties it up.

Take a look at the inner Bible verse, stamped from the Get Well Tulip set using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and die cut with Spellbinders Classic Oval dies.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you have a chance to try some "No Line Coloring!"

Friday, March 3, 2017

Stamp Simply Spring Release Blog Hop

It's an exciting time at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store--Sharon has released four new stamps sets--two floral sets and two sentiment sets, along with dies to match the floral sets!  

To celebrate the release, our design team over at Stamp Simply is participating in a hop today...please hop through the list and see all that we have designed using the new sets. The hop list is at the end of this post.

My design features the Stamp Simply Clear "Thinking of You Rose" set and matching Stamp Simply Steel "Rose" dies. The card's inner verse is a Bible verse from the Stamp Simply Clear "Words of Encouragement" set.

The rose was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. It was then die cut using the newly released matching die. The word "rose" was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then die cut with the matching die. 

Spellbinder Classic Oval dies were used to create an oval highlight panel for the die cut rose to rest upon. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used for dimension.

The decorator paper used is Kaisercraft's "Mademoiselle." May Art 1.5" Tulle Ribbon and a Melissa Frances Pearl add the final touch.

Take a look at the inside verse from the Stamp Simply Clear "Words of Encouragement..."

Here's a closeup look at both of the stamp sets and die set that I used. All of the Stamp Simply Clear sets can be used together. The beautiful fonts on the Bible verse and sentiments complement the images in many of the different sets. All add an elegant touch.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Also, Darsie Bruno has kindly made a video for using the new sets along with dies. You can view it here:

The blog hop line up is below! Be sure to check everyone's beautiful designs featuring Stamp Simply's Spring Release. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Deb Saaranen (you are here)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Easter Blessings

So longing for Spring...
bunnies, chicks, flowering trees and blooms.

Longing for Easter as well. Such a precious time to celebrate the gift of salvation through the resurrection of our Lord!

My design today features springtime images combined with the most important message:

The stamp set used is Stamp Simply Clear "Easter." Both the cover sentiment and inner Bible verse is included in this set. 

The decorator paper is Kaisercraft's "Provincial." Dies used are Spellbinders "Labels Twenty Eight" and Spellbinders Die D Lites "Bunny." Ink used: Versafine Smokey Gray. Accents: May Art's 1.25" Silk and Melissa Frances Pearls (similar HERE).  Other tools used: rounded corner punch, Original Bow Easy, and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

It's an exciting time over at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; 
take a look...(and see what you can win!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hanging Blossoms

I pulled out my Copic Sketch Markers to do a little coloring today...LaBlanche Silicone Stamps are some of my favorites for coloring...they are shaded so just can add hints of color and have a lovely final product! 

After coloring the image, Spellbinder Rectangle dies were used to clean cut the edges. Love dies and the "professional" sharp, embossed edge that they provide!

The background paper used today is Kaisercraft's "Oh La La."

A May Art's 1/2" Loop Trim border, along with a shabby Seam Binding Ribbon Bow (Cameo Beige and Tangerine, made with Original Bow Easy...look HERE to see how it's made!) add extra interest.

Here's the inside...I used Stamp Simply Clear "He Has Risen" stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black ink for the sentiment.

People often ask how I present a card like this when it has a larger dimensional bow or embellishment on does it fit into an envelope?  Well, my answer is a Crystal Clear Box. I slip my card into it to hand deliver, or, in the case of mailing, I slip the filled Crystal Clear Box into a small, padded mailing envelope and then send. It does take more postage than a flat card, but sometimes a little piece of dimensional art is worth it! ;) 

And, the Crystal Clear boxes also make great little gifts 
when filled with notecard sets!

Hope that you've enjoyed today's post. All linked product is from 

Sharon's doing some Spring Cleaning over at Stamp Simply...
check out the 40% Off Sale Bin!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Trio

So fun to use...easy as well with many beautiful prints and choices!

This first design has a layered background of a print from the Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook 8 x 8" decorator paper pad. 

It is simply layered with black cardstock, with a smaller feature panel popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension.

The beautiful butterfly chipboard piece is from Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard package, found HERE. 

A Kaisercraft Rhinestone adds a bit of bling.

This little gift tag is perfect for a gift bag or package. It also features decorator paper from the Graphic 45 8 x 8" pad; the lovely "bee yourself" border is also included in the Nature's Sketchbook 8 x 8" pad.  The chipboard bumblebee is also from the chipboard set linked above. 

A bow of May Art's Burlap String ties it all together.

The final design of the trio uses one of the beautiful Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Ephemera lovely. It also features Alternew's "Halftone Thanks" stamp and Altenew "Thanks" die sets. 

The ephemera card is layered upon black cardstock with a side border of May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Ribbon--Plain. The "thanks" die cut is adhered to the image panel with Tombow Mono Multi Glue and the rest of the sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

 A Seam Binding ribbon bow (made with an Original Bow Easy) and lady bug chipboard piece add an extra special touch. 

I hope that you've enjoyed today's design. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.