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Sweet and Simple

Hi Stampers,

Today’s share is just what the title says. Sweet and Simple.  I made a birthday card for a friend using the DSP from the Whole Lot of Lovely series and wouldn’t you know I just happened to have a scrap left. I think the apple blossom like image from the Flower Shop stamp set coordinates with the flower in this design paper.  The flip side is the striped paper I used as a background.  I started with a base card of Tranquil Tide CS then the striped piece.  I attached the left over blossom design to a piece of Pool Party CS after stamping the image from the Flower Shop stamp set with Pool Party ink.  I added a simple ribbon and bow with Tranquil Tide ribbon and adhered the finished piece to the base card.  Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to do something sweet and simple.

Thanks for stopping by.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Remarkable You

Hi Stampers,

I had a fun day creating this card.  A little twist on water coloring.  I used Memento Black ink to stamp the images from the Remarkable You stamp set on Glimmer paper.  I masked the three flowers and then stamped the leaves. I sponged between the images with Old Olive ink.  I used rubbing alcohol with Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Rich Razzleberry inks to color the flowers.  The leaves are Old Olive ink shaded with Always Artichoke ink.  I cut the dragonfly from the multiple dragonfly image in the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit set.  I used Bermuda Bay, Lemon-Lime Twist and Rich Razzelberry inks to color the dragonfly.  I adhered it to the card front with a mini dimensional.  I used Very Vanilla CS to cut a small oval from the Stitched Shapes framelit set for the greeting.  The finished panel is mounted to a Wisteria Wonder base card.   This turned out exactly as I pictured it.  That doesn’t always happen but I’m glad it did today. Let me know what you think.   Thank you sincerely for stopping by today.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Garden In Bloom

Hi Stampers,

It was a rainy Monday here, but nothing like the devastation in Texas.  I can’t begin to imagine what it is like to lose everything.

I did have a little time to play today after I spent 45 minutes at the DMV to renew my driver’s license.  It was a great people watching experience.  I saw a little too much of one guy’s behind while he was leaning over the counter.  I mean really.  You’d think he would have felt a draft.

I love plaids. My wardrobe has quite a few different plaids.  With that in mind I decided to use the Diagonal Stripe background stamp to create a plaid background.  I started with Peek-a-Boo Peach ink and Whisper White CS.  Next I inked the stamp again with Tempting Turquoise ink, turned the paper the opposite direction and added the ink.  I stamped two daisies from the Daisy Delight stamp set with Peek-a-Boo ink on coordinating CS.  I punched these images with the Daisy Punch (available to order again).  I topped the daisy images with a Tempting Turquoise center with the tiny lady bug stamped on it from the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.  I separated the 5/8 inch Burlap ribbon and attached it to the card front and then knotted another piece around it.  This little cheery card turned out just as I planned.  Thanks for taking a look.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Camouflage Birthday

Hi Stampers,

One of the greatest things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the willingness to share with other demonstrators.  I frequent other demonstrators’ sites for ideas all the time. Some times I change a little of the idea.  Some times I change a lot but I have the original concept.  I check in with Kelly at A Stamp Above frequently.  She only lives 40 minutes from me and she is an absolute hoot.  Last week she show cased a camouflage technique.  My oldest son’s birthday was this week and he is a great outdoor guy so I had to try the camouflage on his card.

I started with a base card of Crumb Cake CS which I lightly sponged with Soft Suede ink.  To create the camouflage I swiped a piece of Whisper White CS with Crumb Cake ink.  Next I crumpled up the paper into a wad. Open the crumpled piece and swipe Soft Suede ink over the raised areas.  Crumple and unfold again and do the same with Always Artichoke ink. Crumple one more time and use Old Olive ink for the last step.  Use your bone folder to smooth out the piece. I tore a piece of Pear Pizzazz CS so the deer I cut with the Card Front Builder Thinlits would have something to stand on.  The deer images are from the Carols of Christmas stamp set.  I can tell you after this set is retired there will be a bunch of disappointed people because this set is not just for Christmas.  I used the same Thinlits to cut the trees from Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz CS.  I used the Layering Ovals to cut out the greeting placement.  This card was so much fun to make.  If you have a lady in your life that enjoys the outdoors you could use colors in the pink family to create a feminine camouflage.  Give it a try.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Oh So…….Eclectic

Hi Stampers,

I haven’t done a collage card in a bit so I have one for you today.  I started by embossing images with gold embossing powder on a scrap piece of Melon Mambo CS.  Then I stamped the leaf image from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set with Melon Mambo on the same scrap.  I used the banner punch to create the banner from this scrap.Next I created the tag with the leaf image and stamped off Always Artichoke ink. A piece of Copper Trim is tied to the top of the tag after punching the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. The flowers from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set were stamped on Whisper White CS with Melon Mambo ink and then sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink.  The detailed portion of the flower is also Cherry Cobbler ink.  The base card is Melon Mambo CS with the next layer Whisper White CS stamped with the Sheet Music background stamp.  Again I stamped off with Always Artichoke ink.  The only thing left is assembly and that’s pretty self explanatory looking at the picture.  A little time consuming but not difficult.  I hope you enjoyed stopping by today.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB