Friday, September 21, 2018

CAS Tree

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   This week I'm featuring CAS (clean and simple) cards that I have CASEd (copy and share everything) from samples on Pinterest. If you want to see the cards that inspired me this week, check out my Pinterest board here.


I've been playing with watercolor wash backgrounds lately. It's a quick and easy way to add a beautiful background detail to your cards. And you don't have to be a watercoloring expert to do it.




I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Watercolor Paper and used an Aqua Painter to add quick washes of Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, and Mossy Meadow Inks. I kept the colors separate so they didn't bleed into each other. And because I am the world's most impatient stamper, I set the inks with my Heat Tool so I didn't have to wait very long to keep stamping.


I used my Stamparatus tool for the rest of the card. First I stamped the tree from the "Rooted in Nature" stamp set in Night of Navy Ink. I stamped over it in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink so that it yielded a darker color of navy. I cut the tree out with the matching Nature's Roots Framelit.


After my Watercolor Paper panel was dry, I placed it into the Stamparatus so that I could stamp the sentiment. I used the gorgeous "thinking of you" stamp from the "Rooted in Nature" stamp set and stamped it in Mossy Meadow Ink. Because the Watercolor Paper is nubbly, you can use the Stamparatus to overstamp it as many times as you need to get a solid image. I love how that works!


I adhered the stamped piece to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Mossy Meadow Card Stock and then onto a Night of Navy Card Stock card base.















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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Butterfly Words

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   This week I'm featuring CAS (clean and simple) cards that I have CASEd (copy and share everything) from samples on Pinterest. If you want to see the cards that inspired me this week, check out my Pinterest board here.



When it comes to sympathy cards, I think simple is best. A simple design and a simple sentiment sometimes say more. I used the "Painted Glass" stamp set for these beautiful butterflies and a sentiment from "Rooted in Nature."




I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock panel. I used the Stamparatus to stamp a sentiment from the "Rooted in Nature" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the center of the panel. I set this aside to dry.


Next, I stamped three butterflies from the "Painted Glass" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. I colored them with Pineapple Punch, Mint Macaron, and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers. I cut them out with the matching Stained Glass Thinlit Die.


I adhered the stamped panel to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock Panel and then onto a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base. Finally, I adhered the butterflies to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and placed a large Rhinestone Basic Jewel between each of them.


Such a pretty card to show someone you are thinking of them in their sorrow.











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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CAS Sympathy

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   This week I'm featuring CAS (clean and simple) cards that I have CASEd (copy and share everything) from samples on Pinterest. If you want to see the cards that inspired me this week, check out my Pinterest board here.


No one likes to have to send sympathy cards, right? But if you do need to send one, you want it to be special--to give the recipient some words of comfort and to let them know that you're thinking about them.  When you're a stamper (I hestitate to say "artist"), you want your card to be a special gift to really show how much you care. Today's card is super simple to make, but it's still beautiful and special. 

I started with a 2" by 3" piece of striped Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a 2-1/8" by 3-1/8" piece of Night of Navy Card Stock. stamped some sprinkles from the "Birthday Backgrounds" stamp set in Night of Navy Ink at the bottom corner of a 4" by 5-1/4" Whisper White Card Stock panel. I adhered the  DSP piece to the panel, tied on a length of Petal Pink Shimmer Ribbon, and then adhered the panel to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.


Next, I stamped the rose from the "Painted Glass" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a Whisper White scrap. I colored the rose with Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers. I used the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies to cut out the rose.


I stamped the sentiment from the "Painted Glass" stamp set in Night of Navy Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit. I adhered both the rose and the sentiment piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


See? Quick and easy, clean and simple, and beautiful. You can make it, too. Click on the products below and you'll be taken to my online store where you can place an order for these and any Stampin' Up supplies that you need!











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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Birthday Vases

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   This week I'm featuring CAS (clean and simple) cards that I have CASEd (copy and share everything) from samples on Pinterest. If you want to see the cards that inspired me this week, check out my Pinterest board here.


I love the Varied Vases Bundle! It was inspired by Mary Fish, who is a million dollar Stampin' Up earner! Mary's style is classy CAS and she inspires me all the time with her creations! Today's cards were fun to make with the stamp set and Vases Builder Punch that comes in the bundle.





I started by punching vases with the Vases Builder Punch from Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, and Melon Mambo Card Stock. Since each time I punched, I got three vases, I was able to quickly make three cards!


I used the Stamparatus to stamp the shelf and sentiment from the "Varied Vases" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock Card Base. I waited a bit for them to dry before adhering them to 3-7/8" by 5" Basic Black Card Stock mats and then onto Thick Whisper White Card Stock card bases.


I stamped the stem, leaf, and flower outlines free-hand onto the card and filled them in by stamping with the coordinating stamps in Melon Mambo and Garden Green Inks. Then I adhered the vases to the card in a still-life arrangement.








I made three cards in no time--and you can, too. Just click on the images below and you'll be taken directly to my online store where you can order the supplies to make these cards and more!











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