(920) 498-1112 mbfish1950@att.net

Serene Garden

Hi Stampers, I have had the Serene Garden and coordinating framelits (the garden scene framelits) for quite awhile.  I’ve played around with the framelits a little but neglected the stamp set.  Today’s card starts with a base card of one of the new in-colors, Lovely Lipstick.  I followed this with a piece of Glossy White CS.  This is another element I have neglected for some time.  I used Melon Mambo ink to stamp the flowery image from the Serene Garden stamp set then colored it with Melon Mambo and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I used Daffodil Delight to stamp the butterfly from the same stamp set and used the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend to fill in the color.  The final step was stamping the dove from the Serene Garden stamp set on White Glossy paper with Bermuda Bay ink and cutting it out with the matching framelit.  I adhered this to the card with dimensionals.  This is a really elegant stamp set and the framelit that matches the flowery image is an embossing framelit which means it does not cut out the image but deeply impresses it onto the paper.  I will post a card with that very soon so you can see the effect.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Take a look at today’s card and let me know what you think.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Jar of Love

Hi Stampers,

I don’t know about you but I keep a lot of my scraps.  I can usually turn them into something later.  Today’s card is just one of those times.  I had a small piece of Whisper White hanging around my desk.  I used the Jar of Love stamp set using the masking technique to stamp all three sized jars with Memento Black ink.  I added a flower from the same stamp set.  I used a dauber to color the jars with Pool Party ink and the jar with the flower I added Pacific Point shading near the bottom of the jar.  I attached the stamped piece to a scrap of Bermuda Bay CS and then to another scrap of DSP.  The base card is Flirty Flamingo CS.  I added a piece of Copper Trim to the rims of the jars to complete the card.  Not bad for a bunch of scraps.  Take a look.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Winner, winner love that Shimmer

Hi Stamping Friends, I finally got to try something I’ve been carrying around in my noggin for a week or so.  One of the new Stampin’ Up! products is Shimmer paint.  This is a water soluble (easy clean up) paint that can be used on stamps, with a paint brush and on fabric with the addition of heat setting, and as I did today on an embossing folder.  I sponged the Frost White shimmer paint onto the Layered Leaves embossing folder then pressed the front of the Gorgeous Grape base card onto it.  I rubbed over the surface and there it was.  The shimmer paint dries relatively fast so I could add the DSP from the Petal Promenade DSP backed by a piece of Highland Heather CS.  The banner punched from Highland Heather CS with the Classic Label punch holds a greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  I attached the square center piece with dimensionals.  The banner is attached with snail adhesive.  Here it is…

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Pretty Positive

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I shared with you how I used the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper as a stencil by using a dauber and inks to ink the image onto a piece of the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum.  Today I am sharing the result of the positive piece, the Laser-Cut paper.  I used Soft Sea Foam CS as the beginning to this card.  I attached the Laser-Cut Specialty paper which was inked with Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz inks by using Tombow mono adhesive and a make up sponge.  I had a strip of DSP from the Share What You Love Series left from another project.  I attached this above the Laser-Cut paper to cover the ragged edge.  This sheet of Laser-Cut specialty paper is 12 x 12 so there is a uneven edge if you are only using a portion.  Both the positive and negative images turned out just the way I wanted.  That doesn’t always happen, but it did this time.  I hope you enjoy the techniques.

Thank you once again for the time you took to stop by.  It means a great deal to me.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Oh So Soft

Hi Stampers,

Today I used the Graceful Glass designer vellum and the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP to create my card.  On the reverse side of the Graceful Glass vellum I placed a piece of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper. I held it in place with washi tape the used daubers to color in the laser paper with Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz inks.  I removed the laser-cut paper which will show up on another card, and attached the vellum to a base card of Granny Apple Green CS with glue dots.  I added a label punched from vellum with the Everyday Label punch and a greeting from Southern Serenade.  I added it with dimensionals and to cover the mini dimensionals showing through the vellum I added glimmer dots.  I have been neglecting both the glass designer vellum and the detailed laser-cut DSP.  I’m happy I pulled them out and am happy with the result.  Let me know what you think.  I appreciate you stopping by.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB