Saturday, January 23, 2021

Winter Deer

Hello! We've had some wintery weather as of late which inspired me to create an outdoor scene from the comfort of my cozy home. 

I love this precious juvenile deer from Tim Holtz/Sizzix "Darling Deer" dies. This is the smallest deer in a pack of four. 

I began by creating the background sky with numerous Tim Holtz Distress Oxide and Distress inks, smooshing the watercolor paper onto the watered down ink on my work surface. 

As the sky was drying, I did the same for the trees using another panel. After dried, the trees were die cut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix "Treeline" die available at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The snow is a spattering of Windsor and Newton white gouache.

I glued the tree line down with glue and added a strip of snow. The little deer was also inked with Distress ink.


I framed out the design by cutting a panel of the watercolor paper with a Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle and Classic Oval Nestabilities dies. 

I hope that you are enjoying the weekend! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Blossoms Sympathy Card

Hello, and Welcome!

Here today with a sympathy card, which can also act as an all occasion design due to the sentiment being located within the card.

Lovely, colorful blossoms are useful for so many occasions!

I began by die cutting Tim Holtz/Sizzix "Brushstroke Flowers #2" dies from Ranger Watercolor paper, then water colored them with some Daniel Smith watercolors. The die flowers are easy to put together with a bit of glue and are fun to create.

I then embossed the top layer of the card with Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade Lumber embossing folder. What great texture you get from the 3D folders! Fabulous. It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but the wood adds a nice touch to the floral overlay. Make certain to give your cardstock or paper a spritz of water to get the most out of your texture fade embossing folders!

The base of the card is more of the watercolor paper, with a layer of Craft Consortium "Ink Drops Vivid" decorator paper. Layers are adhered with Scor-Tape and Thermoweb 3D Foam.

 The inside of the card has a sentiment from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Sympathy Sentiments Set Two" clear stamps, stamped with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist ink.  The Morning Mist ink is a subtle gray tone...perfect if you do not with to have a stark black or brown sentiment. It is die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die, and accented with a bloom from the Tim Holtz Brushstroke die set.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so very much for stopping by, and 
have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Cherry Blossoms

Hello! Here today with some floral loveliness. If you stop by often you know that florals are some of my very favorite images to work with--I love coloring or painting them, and simply enjoy their beauty! 

Today's design is courtesy of a Stampin' Up stamp set--"Forever Blossoms."  There are dies that also match this set, which make it quite versatile. 

The lovely sentiment here is from the same Forever Blossoms set, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and die cut with a Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Fishtail Banner Sentiment die.

I began by stamping the cherry blossom image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, then Copic colored the blooms. Simple coloring as the image is detailed and has a bit of shading built right in.

The sentiment was stamped and die cut, then layered over the image panel attached to a Stampin' Up cardstock base...easy!

A bit of dimensional tape and Scor-Tape is used throughout the design.

Thanks so very much for stopping by; I hope that you have a wonderful remainder to your weekend and a good start to the week ahead!


Friday, January 15, 2021

Black and White Valentine

 We're presenting black and white designs this week over at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog. My card features Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Typewritten What You Mean to Me" clear stamp set, along with their "Farmhouse Pierced Nested Heart" dies. 

Black and white comes into play with Echo Park's "Forward with Faith" decorator paper.

I layered up prints from the Echo Park dp pad for the base, then die cut three of the nested hearts from the coordinated prints in the decorator paper pad. The hearts are layered with Thermoweb 3D Foam between each layer for dimension. 

I stamped the "love you." sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto cardstock, then die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die. Scor-Tape was used throughout.

Quick and easy! 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's black and white creations!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 8, 2021

Time to Begin Valentine Cards


Hello! Welcome! Here today with my first Valentine of the year, featuring Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's stamps, dies and product.

This card is on the smaller side, 3.25" x 5.25" and reminds me of valentines from my youth, the type that we traded in elementary school.

I began by making a base from Echo Park's "Cupid and Co." decorator paper. FABULOUS valentine pad... colors in reds and pinks. Love it! I stamped directly onto the base using Stamp Simply's "Love" clear stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

After completing the base, I die cut hearts using a Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Farmhouse Pierced Nested Heart Die. Each heart is four layers thick --three layers of cardstock and the top layer of decorator paper-- it makes for thick, chipboard dimension on the design.

I trimmed out an envelope from my stash with a bit more Echo Park decorator paper on the flap. Scor-Tape and TomBow Mono Multi Glue were used throughout.

Fun and easy to make and give! All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

All of the team at Stamp Simply are creating Valentine inspiration this week, check them out!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Thank You Cards

Happy New Year!

The team over at Stamp Simply is working on thank you cards this week. Thank you cards are always handy to have on hand, especially during the holiday season! 

I've chosen to use Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "All Occasion Sentiments - Set Two" clear stamp set along with some fun Tim Holtz products, all from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I began by using Ranger Water Color paper as a base for my design. The top panel is embossed using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Texture Fade Snowfall/Speckle Embossing folder.

The holly berries are made up using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlet "Holiday Brushstroke" dies and Tim Holtz/Bazzill Coredination Cardstock. Fun to assemble using a glue pen! 

These cards would be pretty easy to mass produce (and easy to mail!) using one embossing folder, and one crank through for the die cut holly berries (three small dies); and one die cut sentiment strip.
Scor-Tape was used throughout.

Be sure to check out all of the thank you ideas at the Stamp Simply blog. All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday!


Friday, December 25, 2020

Stamp Simply Favorite Six 2020


Merry Christmas!

The Design Team over at Stamp Simply is choosing their favorite six Stamp Simply designs that they have created in 2020. Fun to look back, but excited for the New Year and times to come!

Here's a breakdown of my six favorites, shown above, along with links to the original posts if you are interested in taking a closer look:

And there you have it; my favorite Stamp Simply Ribbon Store six from 2020. 

Be sure to check the Stamp Simply blog to see the other gal's faves.

Stamp Simply has a special going on now; check it out:

Have a wonderful, blessed day celebrating our Savior's birth!