Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mixed Bunch Thank You Card

I still have my pink paper out and my Mixed Bunch stamp set so I thought I would make a quick card. I know it doesn't look real quick because you have to do all the dots between the flowers with a Stamp-n-Write marker. So here's an idea...cut the white card stock (4" x 5 1/4") and stamp the flowers with Strawberry slush ink. Do half a dozen of them, the stamping goes real quick. Now, put them in a protective envelope and put them in your purse along with the Strawberry Slush Stamp-n-Write marker. Now when you are sitting and waiting for an appointment, or for you child to get out of whatever activity they are involved in, pull out the cards and start dotting away!

Many Thanks stamp set, Thank You card
It is easy to switch up the sentiment too. Just use a sentiment that is bold enough to stand on its own with the big pink flowers.

Here's the short list of products I used:
Paper- Whisper White card stock, Strawberry slush card stock
Ink- Strawberry Slush, Jet Black Stazon, Strawberry Slush Stamp-n-Write marker
Stamp Sets- Mixed Bunch, Many Thanks
Embellishments- Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's twine

Today is the last day that you can get a free pack of Designer Series Paper when you buy 3. That is a savings of 25%!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mixed Bunch Card Sketch Challenge

It has been awhile since I have had any time or been close enough to my supplies to join some challenges. Now that I am home from the 9 state tour, I think it is time to dive back in.

Here's the card I created for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I used the color scheme challenge from the Sunday Stamps blog.

all occasion greeting card
I do not know why the Strawberry Slush turns out so red. I tried to adjust for it, without success.

For this card I used:
Strawberry Slush card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, Strawberry Slush ink, sponge dauber, Strawberry Slush thick baker's twine, Dazzling Details and a Brights Designer button.

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Have a Lovely Day,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Trust God Greeting Card

I created this card with new In-Color card stock and Designer Series Paper. The Sentiment is a carry-over from the previous catalog; it is from the Trust God stamp set. The sunshine is from the new stamp set, Ray of Sunshine.

Stampin Up Trust God, card by Trude,

I used Lost Lagoon card stock for the background. I stamped the flourish from Everything Eleanore with the VersaMark watermark ink pad. It's a great way to create a tone-on-tone effect.

Here's my revised version of this card. I decided that I wanted to see what it would look like with the yellow card stock instead of the pink. I'm not sure that it is better or worse...I think it is just different. Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman Trust God stamp set


These are the products that I used for this card:

Have a Happy Day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Blog Candy Winner

Hello! Today is Monday and that means it is Blog Candy Winner day!

I just returned from a 9 state road trip. It is good to be home.
I got to play with my grandson...
and with my sister and niece. We played with some stamps and paper!

The random number generator says that the winner of the blog candy is #9, Vivian R.

Vivian, you have 24 hours to send me your address so that I can send you your blog candy.Contact info is in the tab at the top of the page. Congratulations!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Card

Have you noticed this new background stamp in the Stampin' Up! catalog? It might not strike you as one that would be interesting to use at first glance, but if you like to do elegant cards you should put this one on your wish list! The stamp is called 'I Love Lace' and you can see that it really steps up this card!
 Apothecary Art stamp set and the sponged background technique and I Love Lace background stamp
For the art piece I stamped one of the stamps from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set using Stazon Jet Black ink. Then I punched a circle from a sticky note and masked off the lower right corner before sponging it with Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral and crushed curry ink. I mounted it on the black for contrast with the Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo paper layers. The 'I Love Lace' stamp is stamped about halfway up the Melon Mambo background paper, then a Basic Black punched Dotted Ribbon Border was added along the top.
This card looks like it takes a lot of time, but really it's not bad. The most time consuming part is cutting the paper layers, so really it goes together quickly.

Here's a list of the products that I used for this card: