Friday, August 7, 2020

Bless You Abundantly

Hello! The weather has been very pleasant here this week; cooler temperatures and partly sunny. A fresh reprieve from some of the heat we have experienced this summer. 

As soon as temperatures begin to drop, I love to begin to make Autumn cards! Today's card uses Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Autumn Blessings" clear stamp set, along with their "Autumn Blessings Wheat Bundle" steel dies.

I began by making the base card layers using Authentique's "Gracious" decorator paper. The wheat decorator paper acts as a beautiful backdrop for the wheat sheaf from the Stamp Simply set.

A wide border of May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Plain ribbon adds a bit of texture for the base layer.
The wheat was stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, then die cut with the Wheat Bundle die. The wheat was die cut an additional two times, then glued together to create a wheat sheaf with extra dimension. 

The Bible verse from the "Autumn Blessings" set was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, spattered with distress ink, then die cut with Spellbinder Oval Nestabilities.

Thermoweb 3D Foam and Scor-Tape were used throughout the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to get some sunshine!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Harvest

Hello! So glad that you have stopped by today. I'm working on Autumn cards once again...getting ready for cooler temperatures, plaid patterns, and harvesting pumpkins! 



I began by making up the card base using plaid sheets from the "Authentique" paper pad. The pad has an assortment of lovely autumn scenes, which are fun to play with. I die cut the one I chose with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval die. I also made a "frame" with the Oval Nestabilities as an additional accent. 

I stamped the leaf image from the Stamp Simply "Harvest" stamp set with Tim Holtz Distress ink onto Ranger Water Color Paper. I watercolored it with distress inks,  then die cut it with the "Harvest" leaf die. 

The "Harvest" sentiment was stamped with distress ink, then die cut with a Stamp Simply's Fishtail Banner Sentiment die. Scor-Tape was used throughout the card.



All of the linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Stamp Simply has a shipping special happening now; 
a great time to shop!


Friday, July 24, 2020

Framed Oak Leaf




I began with a base of Ranger Water Color Paper. I love using water color paper for cards as it has a heavier weight and slight texture. It really gives a rich look to the card. 


I did water color the oak leaf from Stamp Simply's "Give Thanks" stamp set. I first stamped it with Tim Holtz "Pumice" Distress Ink--multiple times using a stamp platform as water color paper has texture and needs to be stamped more than once for a clear and complete image.

I then water colored the leaf, and after drying put the image back on the stamp platform and restamped the leaf using the Pumice distress ink once more. The leaf was then die cut with Stamp Simply's Give Thanks leaf die.

You may notice that the leaf has a "frame" surrounding it. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval dies and die cut the frame shape three times and glued them together for additional heft. Love the additional interest it adds to the design.

The sentiment from the Give Thanks stamp set is stamped directly onto the background using Tim Holtz Distress Pumice ink. Scor-Tape was used as adhesive throughout the design.

All linked products are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, July 17, 2020

Slimline Card Week--Fall Pumpkin

It's "Slimline Card Week" over at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!
The Stamp Simply design team has come up with some fab designs featuring the return of "Slimline" cards.



The background decorator paper used here is Prima's "Autumn Sunset." The subdued colors and pretty prints in this pad are pretty special. I wanted to watercolor my stamped "Welcome Fall" pumpkin in similar tones. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks. 



I began by stamping the Stamp Simply Welcome Fall pumpkin image onto Ranger Watercolor Paper using Tim Holtz Distress Pumice Stone ink and a Tonic Stamp Platform. I watercolored the pumpkin with Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge, and Candied Apple. After the ink dried, I placed the image back into the stamp platform and restamped it with the Pumice Stone ink. 

As Distress inks are water soluable, some of the stamped image fades when you watercolor it, which is a great effect if that is what you are working towards. I decided that I wanted more definition, so I restamped it--very easy to do using a stamp platform. I then die cut the pumpkin image with the Stamp Simply "Welcome Fall" pumpkin die.



The "fall" sentiment from the Welcome Fall stamp set is stamped onto watercolor paper using the Distress Pumice Stone ink, and die cut with a Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Fishtail Banner Sentiment die.

A May Art's Burlap String border completes the design. Scor-Tape and Thermoweb 3D Foam are the adhesives used within the design.


All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Chicken Birthday

Hello! Don't we all have that ONE FRIEND who absolutely loves chickens? Maybe they raise them, maybe they love eggs...maybe they just like the idea of living on a farm. I have the perfect design for a birthday card for that specific person today, using stamps and dies from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Farmhouse Series:


I began with base layers of Graphic 45's "Farmhouse" 8 x 8" decorator paper.  There are also ephemera cards and tags to match. This paper pad is just terrific with Stamp Simply's Farmhouse Series...made for each other! The layers are adhered with Scor-Tape.


I stamped the birthday sentiment using Stamp Simply's "Farmhouse All Occasion Greetings," along with some crisp Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then die cut it with a Stamp Simply "Fishtail Sentiment Banner Die" to cut it out. I grabbed some Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen ink, watered it down, then spattered the tag for a speckled egg effect.

The chickens were stamped using Stamp Simply's "Farmhouse Signage" clear stamp set and the coordinating "Farmhouse Signage Steel Die" set.  Both the tag and chickens are popped up with dimensional tape over a border of May Art's 1/2" Woven Burlap Ribbon.


You can find the entire Stamp Simply Farmhouse Series HERE.

All linked products are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Stamp Simply is continuing their special on shipping rates; 
check them out!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Stamp Simply New Release -- LOVE

Hello and Welcome! I'm here today with another design using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's new release...this time "Love" clear stamp set was used. All of the new sets are simply lovely...I especially like the new fonts and the way they are mixed in the sentiment sets:



Here's my card using the new LOVE stamp set. It is a simple layout that highlights the sentiment, lovely Prima's "Capri" decorator paper, along with Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Pierced Nested Heart Trio."



The image panel is layered decorator paper with a trio of hearts die cut from Stamp Simply's "Pierced Nested Heart Trio" dies.

A Bible verse sentiment adorns the front, stamped with Versafine Smokey Grey ink and die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die.

Here is the inside, stamped with another Bible verse and decorated with the tiniest heart from the Pierced Nested Heart Trio die set:




Pretty paper, and so easy to make and mail. Scor-Tape and Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces were the adhesives used throughout.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and blessed Independence Day!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store-- FAITH


Welcome! I'm sharing another design from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's recent clear stamp release...this time I am featuring the set "Faith." You can find the entire new release HERE.


The beautiful decorator paper used is Prima's "Darcelle," along with white Spectrum Noir cardstock.

I simply stamped the word "faith" from the stamp set onto the image panel with Versamark Watermark ink, then heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder.


The inside was stamped with a Bible verse from the set with Versafine Smokey Grey ink; Scor-Tape and Thermoweb 3D Foam adhesives were used throughout. 





All linked supplies are from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!