Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Magnolia Thanks

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #ProtipTuesday   Over the weekend, I attended the Proverbial Stampers & Friends new catalog gathering. We had a wonderful time making cards with new stamp sets from the catalog, seeing demonstrations, and getting great business tips. One of the best things that we do (and you may have heard me say it once or twice if you've been following my blog) is swapping with other stampers. This was a big swap! We had 23 swappers and I received some gorgeous cards! I'll be sharing some of the make-and-takes and some of the swap cards I received over the next month or so. Here's my swap card.

This card is inspired by a set of cards that Kelly Acheson showed on her blog, A Stamp Above. I thought her cards were beautiful, so I set out to make my own.

Since I was making 26 cards, I used the Stamparatus to get that production line going. I stamped the large magnolia image from the "Good Morning Magnolia" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black directly onto the front of a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base. Next, I adhered a 1-1/2" by 5-1/2" strip of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to a 2" by 5-1/2" Mossy Meadow Card Stock strip and adhered this directly to the card front.

I colored the flower with Light Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin' Blend Markers. I colored the center of the flower with Clear Wink of Stella.

I stamped the sentiment from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set in Mossy Meadow Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with one of the Stitched Nestled Labels Dies. I trimmed this piece with my Paper Snips and then adhered it to a Mossy Meadow Card Stock mat that I cut with the same Stitched Nestled Label Die. I adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now for the PROTIP. See those gorgeous Mossy Meadow pearl elements on the card? I made them! I colored some Basic Pearl Jewels with the Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blend. Now you can have embellishments in any color you want! You can color our Clear Faceted Gems, too! This is such a fun PROTIP--I couldn't wait to share it with you. I have many more, so don't forget to stop by every Tuesday for Protip Tuesday!

Tomorrow I'll be playing along in a challenge blog for Challenge Wednesday. Come back and see what I've made and what challenge I'm playing in!








 
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Tiny Dancer

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #ManicMonday   In a hurry for a card? I have a great set for you--"Beautiful You." This set includes 3 line-art drawings and two squiggles that you can use to fill in the line art. It's quick, it's easy, it's artistic. Here, I've used Basic Black, Whisper White, and one of the new In Colors for 2019-2021, Rococo Rose.

I stamped the dancer in Memento Basic Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. I filled in her skirt with a squiggle of Rococo Rose Ink. I cut out the image with a square Stitched Shapes Die. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to  layer this piece onto a scalloped Rococo Rose square that I cut with one of the Layering Squares Dies.

Next, I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" Basic Black Card Stock panel with the Subtle Embossing Folder. In a hurry? Skip this step! I layered this onto a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Rococo Rose mat. Then I wrapped a length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle around the pieces before adhering everything to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.

I thought it would be fun to give the dancer a little bow to match the bow on the card, so I tied a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine around the middle of a piece of tulle ribbon (that I pulled out of my waste basket--no kidding!) and adhered it to the dancer with a Glue Dot. I added three Frosted Epoxy Droplets to the card for some more polka dotted interest!


I think the combination of black and white and pink and polka dotted tulle evoke a classic ballerina. I didn't add a sentiment to the outside of the card because I thought it would be too crowded. That's what the inside is for! And there are loads of great sentiments in the "Beautiful You" stamp set!













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Friday, June 14, 2019

Hello Magnolia

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #fabulousfriday  Each Friday I'm going to be featuring fabulous cards--cards that have a wow factor that YOU can create! In my book, there is nothing more wow than the Magnolia Lane Suite of products on pages 36-39 in the Annual Catalog. That large magnolia is just, well, fabulous!

I stamped the large magnolia image from the "Good Morning Magnolia" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. I cut it out with the coordinating Magnolia Memories Die. (You can get the stamp set and dies together in a bundle and save 10% off purchasing them separately! Or, if you love this suite and want everything--you can purchase everything with one item number: 152178. See page 37 for details--or click on the thumbnail below!) I colored the flower with Light Petal Pink and Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends. I added a bit of Bronze Stampin' Blend to the center of the flower and then a bit of Clear Wink of Stella.

To build the card, I started with a 4" by 5-1/4" Petal Pink Card Stock panel that I embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I added a 1-/2" by 5-1/4" strip of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and wrapped a length of the linen Magnolia Lane Ribbon around before adhering everything to a Mossy Meadow Card Stock card base.

I stamped a sentiment from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set in Mossy Meadow Ink onto a Petal Pink scrap and cut it out with one of the Stitched Shapes Dies. I adhered that to a scalloped Mossy Meadow mat that I cut with one of the Layering Ovals Dies. I adhered the sentiment piece and the magnolia to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For a finishing touch, I colored some Basic Pearl Jewels with a Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blend and adhered them to the card. Stampin' Blends enable you to have any color embellishment you want. I love that, don't you?!

Have a great weekend and I'll see you again on Manic Monday!








 
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