Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Belated Birthday



This design is somewhat bigger, 5 X 7 inches. I began by gluing (Mod Podge, Ranger Collage Medium, Tombow Aqua...something that you can brush onto the entire surface) the Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Botanical" Collage paper to some cardstock. Since the collage paper is transparent, other than the black print, you can use whatever color cardstock you would like. You can also tint some of the foliage on the card;  I wanted to keep a simple black and white theme. 

After allowing the collage paper to dry, I mounted it on a black cardstock base. I followed the same steps for the top panel, and then attached it to the base using Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension.


All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Hope you enjoy your upcoming weeks! I will be off for a bit of a vacation and will be back towards the end of July.



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Retirement--Take Time to Smell the Daisies!



Hello! Popping in today with an easy-to-mail design for a friend who has recently retired. Easy to make with Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's clear stamps and dies!

I began with a base of Ranger Watercolor paper for a 4.25 x 5.5" card. I cut a smaller piece of the watercolor paper (4" x 5.25") for the image panel, deciding to stencil a background with Prima's Elemental "Honeycomb" stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber). 

Using a Ranger Mini Blending Tool, I stenciled the Squeezed Lemonade ink first. Leaving the stencil in place, I then applied some of the Fossilized Amber. After removing the stencil, I sprayed a good deal of water over the stenciling with a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, let sit for a few moments, then blotted it with paper towel. I did this step a couple of times until the colors muted down to the point that I desired.



After the stenciled panel dried, I stamped the Stamp Simply "All Occasion Sentiments Set Two" verse with Versafine Onyx Black ink in the upper corner. LOVE the font mix in this sentiment!

I then stamped Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Caring Coneflower" onto the watercolor paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I Copic colored it, then die cut it with Stamp Simply's Coneflower steel die. It is popped up on the card with some Thermoweb 3D Foam Tape Strips.

The entire stenciled panel was then mounted to the base with the Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for added dimension.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

His Mercies


A quick design for today using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Farmhouse Series--clear "Farmhouse Scriptural Thoughts" stamp set.

The base is created from kraft cardstock, with the decorative panel embossed with Darice's "Poppy Field" embossing folder. I watered down and spattered Tim Holtz Distress "Gathered Twigs" Oxide ink onto the background to add a bit of distressing. The embossed panel was mounted on the card base using Thermoweb 3D Foam strips for dimension.



The Farmhouse Scriptural Thought was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, then trimmed up with a bit of May Art's 3/8" Crochet Lace at the bottom. It was also attached with a piece of foam strip.

A Petaloo Burlap Wild Sunflower was glued to the design using TomBow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

God Bless the USA!



Here is another Independence Day design for you using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Patriotic Sentiments clear stamp set along with texture from a stencil and embossing paste.


I began with Tim Holtz Layering "String" stencil and Dreamweavers Embossing Paste. The background was stenciled over white Coredinations cardstock; after the paste dried, I brushed over it with Dina Wakley Media Gesso. The embossing paste had a slight yellowish cast to it (even though it appeared pure white in the jar)--due to the contrast with the brilliant white cardstock-- and the added gesso helped whiten it a bit more.

I mixed some of the embossing paste with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide REINKERS (Blueprint Sketch and Candied Apple) on my Ranger Craft Mat with a palette knife. After stenciling the colorful embossing paste to white cardstock and letting it dry completely, I die cut the stars with the smallest of Spellbinder's Stars Five dies. They are popped up on the background with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces.

The Stamp Simply Patriotic Sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The red base of the card is Tim Holtz Distress Color Coredinations 12 x 12" cardstock.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Country in a Cup

Enjoying playing along with the 

Today's design...Country in a Cup!


Trying to come up with different ways to use Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Coffee or Tea? steel dies, along with their Farmhouse Series:  Farmhouse Signage and Farmhouse Simple Sentiments clear stamp sets.


I began by die cutting the coffee cup on Authentique's Frontier decorator paper. Chickens were stamped using the Farmhouse Signage set, along with the "farm fresh" sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The sentiment was die cut with a Little B Pennant die.

Prima Lil Missy white daisies were glued into place with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. The leaves are white from the package, so I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Peeled Paint ink to color them.

A May Art's Burlap String bow was added for extra interest.

The inside sentiment is stamped with Farmhouse Simple Sentiments; easy sentiments to fit with country life...



All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

NOTE: Stamp Simply is continuing their coffee and tea 
themed sale...


Be sure to grab a cuppa and check out the sale and the Coffee and Tea Lovers Blog hop...so much inspiration in one place!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee or Tea? Sale and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there! A sale has started up at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, along with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop... 



Here is my coffee card for today, using Stamp Simply's Steel Coffee or Tea? die set and clear stamp set of the same name:


I die cut the coffee sentiment three times...two from regular cardstock and one from decorator paper, then glued all three together. This gives the sentiment extra dimension. The cups and top panel were all popped up with dimensional tape.

Here is the inside of the design, stamped with Stamp Simply clear Coffee or Tea? sentiment:



All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by...be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the 
wonderful sale at Stamp Simply!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Stamp Simply Patriotic Sentiments Shaker Card


Hello!  I have a shaker card for you today...first time making one. It went pretty quick as well...most time was spent picking the blue, red, and clear beads out of a multi color pack from my stash!

The base of the card is made of Coredinations Smooth Heavyweight White Cardstock, layered with red cardstock and navy Tim Holtz Distress Coredination Color Core Cardstock.

The shaker is made using Spellbinders Stars Five die set. I also used a Crystal Clear box for the window of the shaker, and a piece of fun foam from my stash (also could use Couture Creations Foamiran foam) to create depth in the star. I used 5 mm Multi Sequins (along with beads from my stash), picking the red, blue, and silver out; or single colors are also available. It is all glued together with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from Stamp Simply's new clear "Patriotic Sentiments." It is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Here's the inside of the card, with another sentiment from the Stamp Simply Patriotic Sentiments set:




All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!