Friday, January 17, 2020

C'est Magnifique!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #FabulousFriday   I adore the Parisian Blossoms Suite on pages 14 through 17 of the January-to-June Mini Catalog! I love the color combination in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the Parisian Beauty Dies! This card uses all those elements--and more! I received it from Sondra Jumper in a swap and I couldn't wait to share it with you!
Sondra stamped the Eiffel Tower from the "Parisian Beauty" stamp set in Versamark Ink onto a Champagne Foil Sheet. She sprinkled on some Shimmer Black Embossing Powder and set it with her Heat Tool. She cut out the Eiffel Tower with the matching Parisian Beauty Die. Sondra stamped a flower from the "Forever Blossoms" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. She colored it with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends and cut it out with the matching Cherry Blossoms Die. Sondra also used the Parisian Beauty Dies to cut "amour" from Basic Black Card Stock.

Next, Sondra embossed a 2-1/2" by 3-1/2" piece of Pool Party Card Stock with the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder. She adhered this to the bottom of a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Petal Pink Card Stock. She adhered a 2-1/2" by 3-1/2" piece of Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP to the top. Then she wrapped a length of Metallic-Edge Petal Pink Ribbon around the seam where the two papers meet and adhered everything to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base.
Sondra adhered the Eiffel Tower to the card with regular and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. She also adhered the flower to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional. She used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the "amour" piece to the card. For a finishing touch, Sondra added a gorgeous Champagne Basic Rhinestone Jewel to the center of the card. C'est magnifique!

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

You Deserve It!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #ThoughtfulThursday   The Tropical Oasis Suite on pages 38 through 40 in the January-to-June Mini Catalog has such wonderfully vibrant, tropical colors! But this card that I received from Pam Sines during a card swap went in a different direction. And I think I love it. Pam used more muted colors and turned the card into a restful scene. And how thoughtful is it to tell someone that they should rest and relax because they deserve it?!
Pam started by embossing a 4" by 5-1/4" Balmy Blue Card Stock panel with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. She adhered that to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base. Next, she stamped the palm trees from the "Timeless Tropical" set in Shaded Spruce and Sahara Sand Inks onto a 2-3/4" by 3-1/2" Whisper White rectangle and adhered it directly to the card. 

She used Sahara Sand Ink to stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. She punched another pretty label from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and cut it in half, lengthwise. She adhered her stamped label to this piece and then adhered the assembled sentiment piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For a finishing touch, Pam tied a pretty bow from Magnolia Lane Linen Ribbon and adhered it to the card with a Mini Glue Dot. So pretty and peaceful!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Always Amazed

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #saleabration   #SABWednesday   During Sale-a-Bration, I thought it would be fun to sale-a-brate Sale-a-Bration on Wednesdays--and I'm dubbing them #SABWednesday.  Today's card is another one we made at the Proverbial Stampers & Friends gathering and it's made almost exclusively with SAB products. I think it's really pretty!

I wanted a little more texture to my Bermuda Bay piece, so I embossed it with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. I adhered this 3-3/4" by 5" piece to a 4" by 5-1/2" Basic Black Card Stock mat to make the colors pop.

We colored the flowers on a 2" by 3-3/4" strip of the SAB Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (FREE with a $50 purchase) with a Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend and then adhered it to the bottom of the Bermuda Bay piece. We tied a length of  Bermuda Bay Metallic Twine from the SAB Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (FREE with a $50 purchase) around everything before adhering to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.

We stamped a sentiment from the SAB "Thoughtful Blooms" stamp set (FREE with a $50 purchase) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the 2" Circle Punch. We punched Basic Black Card Stock with the Starburst Punch and adhered the sentiment element on top. We adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next, we used the SAB Small Bloom Punch (FREE with a $100 purchase) to punch flowers from Basic Black and Bermuda Bay Card Stock and from Sparkle Glimmer Paper. We adhered the flowers to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and used Mini Glue Dots to adhere Bermuda Bay sequins from the SAB Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (FREE with a $50 purchase) to the center of the flowers.

Such a cool card--brought to you by SAB Wednesday!!

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