Friday, June 29, 2012

Postage Due Thanks

Postage Due and Lovely Little Labels Thank You using Travel Journal Wheel and Viola's Lace Wheel! Love these wheels which are in the 'Fan Fair' product suite as they go so well together! The yellow flower is a punched scallop circle in So Saffron CS, cut in a spiral and rolled on a wooden skewer to form the flower! The background paper is Birds of a Feather DS paper. The Summer Starfruit and lighter Island Indigo colors look so nice together! Everything stamped in Crumb cake ink....yummy! 

Stamps: Postage Due, Lovely Little Labels, Viola's Lace wheel, Travel Journal wheel.
Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Crumb Cake CS, Birds of a Feather DSP, So Saffron CS.
Ink: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Postage Due Framed

Today's card uses Postage Due and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The large collage image was stamped  on both Vanilla and Shimmery White CS using Soft Suede ink. The vanilla piece was embossed using the Designer Oval Frame and then torn around the flower image and layered over the Shimmery White image. The flower was stamped and cut out and then layered over the Wide Oval punched insert in the frame to make it pop!
I was working on another project using this set and decided to frame the corners on this image using the 2cent postage stamp. I liked how it looked and thought I'd try it on this card.
I love mixing Vanilla and Shimmery White or Whisper White cardstocks for contrast!
The accent color on this card is suppose to be Raspberry Ripple which is the ink color used on the flower, however the CS I grabbed is Riding Hood Red not Raspberry....oh well!
The very end of the Banner Framelit is stamped with the postage stamp and layered over the center of the matching postage stamp to blend in!  

Stamps: Postage Due, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Soft Suede.
Paper: Soft Suede CS, Shimmery White CS, Vanilla CS, Riding Hood Red CS.
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Designer Frames Folders, Postage Stamp Punch, XL Oval Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls.  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Birds of a Feather Papaya Collage

A late night card I made using Papaya Collage, Lovely Little Labels stamps sets and Travel Journal builder wheel. The bird in the bird cage was cut out of the Birds of a Feather DS paper. The background striped paper is from the same DS paper!
 I love the little postage stamps from Lovely Little Labels and the punch that matches!
I did a little sponging with Soft Suede ink and mixed Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Shimmery White cardstocks together for this look! The cardstock in the middle of the frame is leftover textured Vanilla which I just happened to grab!

Stamps: Papaya Collage, Lovely Little Labels, Travel Journal wheel.
Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Shimmery Wt. CS, Whisper White CS, Very Vanilla CS, Birds of a Feather DSP.
Inks: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Primrose Petals, Old Olive, Baja Breeze.
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Sponge, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Little Labels Punch Pack, Dimensionals. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cherries & Ice Cream

 A Cherry on Top hostess stamp set! I inked up just the middle part of the 'plate stand' with More Mustard marker and stamped it to make the cone part and then stamped the top cupcake parts on top of each other....A giant ice cream cone!
I love using images differently then intended especially when the outcome works out like you want it to!
I used the Essentials paper-piercing pack to embellish the main images.
The cherries are stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green.

Stamps: A Cherry on Top
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White CS.
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Primrose Petals, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink.
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Apothecary Framelits, Mat. Paper-piercer, Essentials paper piercing pack, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Cherry on Top Cake

New Hostess set...A Cherry on Top! I decided to use the 'stand' for a cake plate. I layered three Delicate Design embossed Shimmery White CS pieces on Chocolate Chip CS, cutting each layer down to resemble a tiered cake. The embossed layers are attached with Dimensionals on top of the Chocolate Chip CS. The cake stand was inked with both Primrose and Raspberry markers. The Birthday greeting was stamped on pink Twitterpated DS paper and cut out!
Simple card that was a little outside the box but still in the same theme as the set!

Stamps: A Cherry on Top.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green.
Paper: Shimmery White CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Designs embossing folders, Cherry Baker's Twine, Dimensionals,

Bowl full of Cherries

Another card using 'A Cherry on Top' hostess stamp set! For this one I tried to think a little bit out of the box by turning the plate stand cover up side down to use as a cherry bowl. I stamped just the very bottom of the plate stand to use as the bottom of the 'bowl' then covered the 'bowl' with designer paper, textured CS and a strip of 1/8" Taffeta ribbon.
 I stamped a bunch of cherries by inking the cherry stamp just at the very corner of my stamp pad and using a post-it rounded at the corner for masking then going back with the Gumball marker and drawing in a few stems. Way faster then inking the cherry stamp with markers.

I did mix up my 'reds' for this card! LOL....Framelit is Riding Hood Red as well as the stamped Cherries. The ribbon is Real Red Taffeta and the Baker's Twine is Cherry Cobbler but it all looks fairly good together with the last two reds being only very small amounts!

Stamps: A Cherry on Top.
Paper: Whisper White CS, Riding Hood Red CS, Midnight Muse CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Ink: Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Gumball Green.
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Apothecary Framelits, Crystal Effects, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Paper-piercer, Mat. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Cottage Window

Cottage Window with a few added flowers! The Shelf is from Little Additions stamp set as well as the flower pots which are the lamp shade turned upside down from the lamp stamp! The flowers are from Cottage Window.
I started to watercolor some Summer Starfruit ink around the window and decided to sponge some on instead. I have to say....sponging using the new style pad is a little different, it takes some getting used to! Thus the sponge mark directly under the window...LOL! 

Stamps: Cottage Window, Little Additions, Itty Bitty Banners.
Paper: Early Espresso CS, Shimmery White CS, Gumball Green CS, Summer Starfruit CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Espresso Baker's Twine.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bird Silhouette Cottage Window

Simple card showing masking and the new paper-piercing pack as well as Cottage Window!
The Window was stamped in Early Espresso ink, water colored with Soft Suede ink. The Lovely window was masked off and the tree and birds from the new Serene Silhouettes set were stamped in Midnight Muse ink and then using Summer Starfruit, More Mustard and Primrose Petals inks, I sponged. inside the window.

Stamps: Cottage Window, Serene Silhouettes, Made for You.
Inks: Espresso, Suede, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, More Mustard, Primerose Petals, Bashful Blue.
Paper: Primerose Petals CS, Shimmery White CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Sweet Buttons Embosslits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Espresso Baker's Twine, Summer Starfruit Ribbon, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Mat, Sponge, Paper-Piercer.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sweet Cottage Window

I really like this new Cottage Window stamp set! I didn't notice until I cut this piece of Twitterpated DS paper for the background that the pattern on it matches the new Fancy Fan embossing folder! I'm so glad Twitterpated DSP was carried over to the new versatile!
The window was stamped in Early Espresso ink as well as the tree branches and then colored with markers. I inked the flower swag from the Cottage Window set with markers, stamped it and cut it out to fit across the birthday banner. Framed with a few pearls, butterfly and the Finishing Touches Edgelit border strip make this a soft, sweet card!

Stamps: Cottage Window, Itty Bitty Banners.
Paper: Shimmery White CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Big Shot, Label Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Bitty Banners Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, White Organza Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Sponge, Aqua Painter, Crystal Effects.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cottage Window #1

Well I liked this as I was stamping it but got impatient when I got to the trim/floorboards and didn't line them up so they are crooked!....oh well! The curtains I drew in with my Sahara Sand marker which I don't like but I thought the whole thing was a great idea and when I saw this set called Cottage Window in the catalog, I knew I'd be making a scene or two with this...the possibilities are endless with this window! Too Fun I just need more patience next time!

I used Cottage Window and Little Additions stamp sets!

Check out the little pillows in the chairs...they are the new Lovely Labels tiny postage stamp punched out using Twitterpated DS paper! The Perfect Pillow!

Curtain Rod: Little Additions-hanging string? 
Trim/Floorboards: Little Additions-shelf upside down inked with marker
Vase on table: Little Additions-lower half of lamp
Pillows: Labels Postage stamp punch
Wall Frames/Chairs/Table: Little Additions set
Flowers in Window: Cottage Window stamp
Bird in the Oval Frame: Cottage Window bird stamp inked with no legs

Inks: Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, River Rock, Bashful Blue, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze, Espresso, Sahara Sand, Gumball Green.

Accessories: sponge for bottom carpet part in Baja Breeze, Post-it note for masking window. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Blossoms of Blue

Baja Breeze Stippled Blossoms. The main flower was masked off and stamped with the lace using Summer Starfruit ink. I love the lace image called Viola's Lace( pg.108)  builder wheel, the same with the writing at the top of the circle...Travel Journal builder wheel (pg. 108) stamped in Crumb Cake ink.
The bottom of the circle was sponged with River Rock ink. I also really like the new Summer Starfruit color, especially as an accent color and it goes really well with River Rock too!

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners, Viola's Lace Wheel, Travel Journal Wheel.
Paper: Whisper White CS, Baja Breeze CS, River Rock CS.
Ink: Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, River Rock.
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Fancy Fan Folder, Circle Cutter, Sponge.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Vintage Blossoms

The Island Indigo blue was chosen to stamp the flowers in to match this Fan Fair DS paper! I used Soft Suede as a contrasting color for the second layer. I like Lucky Limeade for the leaves because it has some yellow to it which contrasts nicely with any blues....warm and cool colors together complement as a whole!
I used just three colors for these stamped layered framelits, stamping off for the first step to make the second step darker with the same color.
I'm just in love with this stamp set, loving the large looking rose image the best!
I added a little bit of sponging around the edges of all the layers with Soft Suede ink.

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms
Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Fan Fair DSP.
Ink: Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Label Framelits, Trinket Brads, Vanilla Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper-piercer, Mat, Color Spritzer Tool .

Bleached Embossing

Fabulous You shoe embossed in white and painted with bleach and then colored with markers!
I like the Chevron Folder texture and black and white contrast together!

Stamps: Fabulous You, Apothecary Art.
Paper: Basic Black CS, Whisper White CS.
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Black, Markers; Regal Rose, Calypso, Celery, Baja, Pool Party, More Mustard, Wisteria, Gumball Green, Pumpkin, Daffodil, Primrose.
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Folder, Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Heat Gun, White Embossing Powder, White Baker's twine, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Crystal Effects, Watercolor Brush.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Postage Due Collage

This card features the new set Postage very collage! Love it!
The background is all paper from the Fan Fair DSP! I love the Fan Fair product suite too! The product suites in the new catalog are so fabulous and they interchange very nicely as well!
This was very easy, thanks due largely to the paper! I used both Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstocks, sponging the stamped images with Soft Suede ink to blend them to the DS paper. The three small little stamps are from Lovely Little Labels set. The Island Indigo flower was stamped separately, cut out and added with a dimensional. The two postage stamps were stamped on the Fan Fair paper and punched out with the Postage Stamp punch.  

Stamps: Postage Due, Lovely Little Labels, Itty Bitty Banners.
Paper: Whisper White, Vanilla, Fan Fair DSP.
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red.
Accessories: Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Postage Stamp punch, Little labels punch pack, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Sponge, Dimensionals.

Layered Beautiful Birthday

Lacy and very feminine using the lace paper from Fan Fair DS paper and a lovely Whisper White Delicate Designs Texture Border. The 3-D roses I had on hand that I made from the Scallop Circle and Fancy Flower punches with Pink Pirouette CS. To make the flowers: Cut around the punched shape in a spiral to the center then roll the spiral on a wooden skewer and remove. Position the petals and glue the bottom to the layers. I know there are lots of tutorials out there on paper flowers, these are the rolled version. 
 The leaves are Celery CS using the Bird Builder punch!
Simple card with pre-made flowers showing the Beautiful Birthday single stamp!

Stamps: Beautiful Birthday
Paper: Whisper White CS, Fan Fair DS paper, Pink Pirouette CS, Celery CS.
Ink: Early Espresso.
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, Lg. Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs Folder, Mat, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Pretty in Pink Tafeta Ribbon, Dazzling Details. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Primrose Fabulous You

Another card using Fabulous You set! Embossed in white and water colored which shows off the details so well! I paired this one with the new Made for You set "happy birthday"

Both Apothecary Accents frames were die cut in whisper white cardstock. To get the larger shaped mats behind them, I used the new Essentials paper-piercing mat on Primrose cardstock and pierced around the outer most edge and then cut along the pierced dots to get the larger frame! What a handy dandy tool that is, not only can you use them for paper piercing but to make frames for your die cuts too!

After embossing the heel in white I used ink from the Primrose pad to water color the shoe making the edges and a few of the flower centers darker!

Stamps: Fabulous You, Made for You.
Paper: Primerose Petals, Whisper White, Fan Fair DSP.
Ink: Primrose Petals, Versa mark
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Apothecary Framelits, Lg. Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs Folder, Mat, Essentials paper-piercing pack, Heat Gun, White Embossing powder, Aqua painter, Rose Red Seam Binding, Itty Bitty shapes punch, Basic Pearls

Stippled Rose Birthday

For this card I stamped the Rose, Rosebud and Leaves from the Stippled Blossoms stamp set on a piece of beautiful Fan Fair lace DS paper! The Beautiful Birthday single stamp was stamped on more Fan Fair DS paper and layered along with Whisper White Scallop Trim.
The single Beautiful Birthday stamp (pg. 44 main catalog) is so pretty and perfect for any card!
 I love anything Vintage looking, aged and especially collage looking so I tried to incorporate the stippled blossoms into a collage theme for this card...well sort of managed it a little!

For the 2-step flowers the first step was inked with Primrose Petals ink and stamped off on scratch paper first before stamping on the lace paper so it would be a little lighter. The second part was stamped with Cherry Cobbler.

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Beautiful Birthday, Travel Journal wheel (pg. 108)
Paper: Primrose Petals CS, Whisper White CS, Fan Fair DSP
Ink: Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler, Celery, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake.
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Rose Red Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Big Shot, Delicate Designs impressions folder, Large Scallop Edgelit. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stippled Blossom

I had to post another card today, I'm having so much fun with my new stamp stuff....I want to share!
This background and focal Apothecary Framelit are all stamped with the new Stippled Blossoms stamp set! This set is so nice too, I always get the 2-step rose sets and I saw this set and knew I had to have it!

I also found both my old Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink stamp pads difficult to ink images with so I replaced both of those pads with the new foam pads and WOW! You can see how vivid and nice these stamped images are with the new pads! I have to say....I will be replacing a few pads in my collection which I hadn't planned on doing but are so worth it after trying out these new style pads, especially as I find myself not using some of those colors because the pad is inadequate!

I also added to the main focal point the Travel Journal builder wheel after masking the rose, I love this wheel and it works well on it's own for a subtle bit of writing to add to a background.

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners, Travel Journal wheel.
Paper: Whisper White CS, Shimmery White CS, Gumball Green CS.
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Large Scallop edgelit, Bitty Banners Framelits, Apothecary Framelits, in-color Brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crystal Effects.   

Fabulous You Shoe

I love this time of year when I can play with new catalog stamp sets, colors and accessories! This new catalog set is called Fabulous You...set of three... the shoe, saying and little butterfly! Too Cute! I loved the little In-color Dahlia on the shoe, it gives it a 3-D look! Also playing around with the new Fancy Fan embossing folder and Delicate Designs impressions folder! This card shows all new products except for the Vanilla CS and a few markers!

Stamps: Fabulous You
Paper: Primrose Petals CS, Vanilla CS
Ink: Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Markers; Celery, Gumball, Old Olive, Primrose, Raspberry, Starfruit, Saffron, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Large Scallop edgelit, Delicate Designs impressions folder, Summer Starfruit 3/8" stitched ribbon, in-color Dahlias, Dimesionals, Crystal Effects.
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