Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's NEW Autumn Blessings

Continuing on with The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's new release:

Along with my first design using the set...

I have always loved wheat sheaves...and there are two lovely ones in this very set! I thought that they matched up wonderfully with Graphic 45's "Deluxe Collectors Edition--French Country--12 x 12."  If you look closely at the round chipboard piece from the paper kit, you can see a wheat sheaf in the center. The kit comes with 12 x 12' doubled sided, BEAUTIFUL prints (hard for me to use, want to hoard them...), chipboard pieces, and stickers. Stamp Simply also has a French Country Silk Ribbon Sampler and a French Country Seam Binding Sampler that match the kit PERFECTLY! 

I decided to go with a bit more of a rustic ribbon treatment using May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Plain ribbon, May Art's 1/2" Woven Burlap Trim, and May Art's Burlap String.

I stamped the wheat sheaf and sentiment onto a small panel from the dp kit with Versafine Smokey Gray ink and my Tonic Stamp Platform.  Then, I watered down a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen ink, and watercolored over portions of the wheat, under the sentiment, and also a bit of the circle chipboard piece.

A couple of Maya Road Vintage Leaves Pins were added to the burlap string bow. Adhesives used for the card: Thermoweb 3D Foam and Scor-Tape.

Here is the inside sentiment using the Autumn Blessings set...

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's design; I will be back to show you a design using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's NEW "A Godly Man" clear stamp set very soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store New Release--Farmhouse All Occasion Greetings

As promised, I am back with another of the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's new release in their "Farmhouse Series" line up...

This was a quick and easy card to put together, and quite important--fairly flat and easy to mail. 

I began by stamping the Farmhouse All Occasion Greetings sentiment "celebrate Baby" onto designer paper from Kaisercraft's "Fairy Garden" pad using Versafine Smokey Gray ink.  All three hearts were then die cut from the sheet, then layered over a base covered with additional prints from the Fairy Garden pad (ScorTape adhesive). 

One heart was popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares, while the other two were glued to the surface with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I decided to add a bit of glimmer over the sentiment using a Sakura Quickie Glue pen and some glitter (similar HERE).

A border of May Art's 1/2" Looped Trim adds the final touch.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

New Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Stamp Release--Farmhouse Christmas

Hello there! The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has released two new clear sets to compliment their "Farmhouse Series" stamps: 

This post features "Farmhouse Christmas." I will have another post this evening at 8 PM to share a design using 

The base of the card is made of Coredinations Heavyweight Smooth white cardstock, layered with a Heidi Swapp Glitter Paper panel die cut with Spellbinder's Hemstitch Rectangle dies. The Heidi Swapp paper is beautiful, but is definitely more of a paper weight than cardstock. It does need a cardstock base for structure. The glitter paper was glued to the cardstock base with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

The image panel was die cut with Spellbinder's Hemstitch Oval dies, then stamped with the image. I choose the Christmas Joy to the World ornament from the new stamp set. After prepping the white cardstock oval with an EK Success Powder Tool (which helps eliminate any wayward specs of embossing powder), I stamped with ornament image with Versamark Watermark ink and applied Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it. I also stamped and embossed the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the set onto a strip of vellum (similar HERE).

The image panel was popped up onto the card base with Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares for a bit of dimension. A May Art Metallic String bow and a pearl were added for interest.

Here's the inside sentiment from the "Farmhouse Christmas" stamp set, stamped with Delicata Non Tarnishing Silvery Shimmer ink...

Here's a glimmer shot. The silver embossing and glitter paper have a darker sheen in the photo; they are a lighter silver color "in real life."

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Please do join me once again this evening at 8 PM to see another 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Garden of Gears

My design for today is a twist on a typical Autumn garden...gears in place of flowers are "blooming" and ready to pick! 
Strange, I know... but I wanted to play around and get inky with Spellbinders Die D Lites "Gears" in an unconventional design. Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Welcome Fall" stamp set is 
also featured as the stamped sentiment "Blessed."

I began by die cutting the gears and leaves from Spellbinder's "Bitty Blossoms" die sets from kraft card stock. I then proceeded to tint them with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and a Ranger Mini Blending Tool. I used numerous colors and Black Soot to smudge the edges.  After the oxide ink, I spattered both the leaves and gears with some watered down DecoArt Metallic Lustre Wax in Iced Espresso. The watery metallic spatters along with some regular water spatters added additional distress spots on the leaves and gears as well as on the kraft card stock background. The photos really do not do the glimmer justice, as it is quite pretty in real life.

The leaves and gears were glued into place using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Melissa Frances Tan/Brown pearls were also added for extra bling.

The base of the image panel was mounted with Thermoweb 3D Foam on Tim Holtz Color Core cardstock. This 12 x 12" pad is perfect, as the colors in it match Tim Holtz' distress and oxide inks. You can also sand the edges for additional distressing.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project for today! I don't think 
that I will ever tire of playing with oxide and distress inks! 
Have a great remainder to your week! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Paper Pieced Tag into Card

Have you ever gotten stuck on a card layout? I go through streaks where I just have a "brain freeze" regarding new and/or interesting layouts. One of those days today...I knew that I wanted to use this oak leaf with acorns, so decided to start out small...
by paper piecing it using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's 

I began by stamping the leaf image on three different patterned sheets from the Marigold pad and once on Ranger Watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then fussy cut the small pieces of decorator paper leaf, acorn, and acorn cap then glued them onto the watercolor paper image using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. The leaf image was then die cut using the Stamp Simply Give Thanks steel die.

After completing the leaf, I still was not inspired with a layout that I was happy with, so decided to at least make a tag. I die cut the tag from watercolor paper, but you can use a premade tag, or die cut using the dies HERE.

The tag was colored with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, using Ranger's Craft Sheet Mat and a Ranger Mini Blending tool. A few water spatters using a Tim Holtz Sprayer along with the 1 Chronicles Bible Verse from the Give Thanks stamp set were added. A bow of May Art's 3/8" Crochet Lace Ribbon Trim topped off the tag.

I wanted to add more of the decorator paper to bring the entire design together, so I layered more of the same print used in the paper pieced onto a simple card base. I attached the tag onto the base with Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares which would make it fairly easy for the recipient to peel the tag from the card to use as a book mark if desired.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

"Make a tag and slap it onto a simple card base." Maybe that will be my new motto...LOL. Hope you've enjoyed today's design.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Autumn Forest-- Two Leafy Cards

The scent, along with the glow of an Autumn forest is breathtaking.  My absolute favorite time of year. The golden tones mixed with shots of bright color mingle 
to make the most perfect hike!

I tried to capture this glow and woodsy feel with today's designs featuring stamps and dies from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The clear stamp set is called "Harvest" and there is a steel die set by the very same name that is available to coordinate with it.

Here is another design using the very same stamp and die sets:

For the first card, I began with Ranger Watercolor paper. A Tim Holtz Layering Stencil in "Birch" was layered over the paper while adding Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks with a Ranger Mini Blending tool and Ranger Craft Mat Sheet. I added numerous earthy tones, then a few water droplets for a bit of distress, all before removing the stencil from the paper. 

I also covered a small sheet of the watercolor paper with the oxide ink in order to stamp some leaves and "Autumn" word from the Harvest set. I used Tonic's Tim Holtz stamp platform for clear, double stamping on the textured watercolor paper.

After die cutting the leaves and word with the Harvest steel dies, I layered them onto the woodsy background with May Art's Burlap String, and "Autumn" mounted on a die cut Spellbinder Oval die. This card is sized to fit in a business sized envelope and is fairly flat to mail.

The second card was made using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks once again, but this time layered over a background of kraft cardstock cut with Spellbinders Basic Lattice die. I wanted to show the gradation of leaf colors from green to was fun to make!

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used to hold it all together. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a great remainder to your week, 
and enjoy Summer turning to Fall!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Pumpkin and Spice

We are approaching "that" time of year...everything pumpkin, spice, and everything nice! Love pumpkin spice flavors...such a yummy way to welcome Autumn!

My design today features Stamp Simply's clear "Welcome Fall" stamp set and "Welcome Fall Pumpkin" steel die.  I went with a muted colorway, almost non traditional, for this design today-- using Simple Stories "Winter Wonderland" designer paper and Enamel Dots. The colors lean towards a rosy/rust tone, but that is just what I was aiming for!

The pumpkin was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, then watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap). Watercoloring was made easy using Ranger's Craft Mat Sheet...simply dab some ink from the ink pad directly onto the sheet, then add water to begin painting. 

I cut the banner and the background panel using JustRite's A2 Banners and Rectangle die set (the inside circle and triangle were also cut with dies from that set) and used a Tonic/Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for perfect sentiment placement and stamping on the layered background.

The inside Bible verse is also from the "Welcome Fall" stamp set, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

A rustic border of May Art's 1/2 Woven Burlap and 1/4" Crochet Lace trims were used as an accent. ScorTape and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used as adhesives for the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today; 
enjoy everything "pumpkin and spice!"