Thursday, March 22, 2018

Springtime Colors

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Spring played a little joke on us here in Maryland. Here's what the first day of spring looked like! I am so NOT complaining! I LOVE snow and I was disappointed that we hadn't had a good snowfall this year. I was very pleasantly surprised and grateful. And most of it has melted as of this evening!

View from my back deck #nofilter #fullcolor
But even with a surprise snow storm, springtime is here and I'm ready for some spring colors. I saw a card over on Teneale Williams's blog that I just fell in love with and used it for my inspiration. Teneale is such a beautiful artist! My cards pale in comparison, but they were fun to make nevertheless!

I had some leftover 2-1/4" by 2-1/4" Petal Passion Designer Series Paper pieces that I was saving for the perfect project.  When I saw Teneale's card with the white space colored in Pool Party I was amazed! I used the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend to color in my background, but I didn't stop with coloring just the leaves with Light & Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends like Teneale did--just kept on coloring! This card uses Light Rich Razzleberry, Light Calypso Coral, Light Pink Pirouette, and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.
I adhered my DSP piece to a 2-1/2" Basic Black Card Stock Square and then added a 2-1/2" by 1" strip of black and white striped DSP from the same set. I tied on a length of Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and set this aside while I built the rest of my card.

I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and adhered it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat. I adhered this to a Pool Party Card Stock card base.

I stamped a sentiment from the "Picture Perfect Birthday" stamp set in Pool Party onto a Whisper White piece and cut it out with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I adhered this piece to a scalloped Basic Black Card Stock circle that I cut with another of the Layering Circles Framelits.

I adhered the colored DSP element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and then added the sentiment piece, also with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

I had so much fun coloring the first DSP piece that I colored another with Light Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. And of course I filled in the "white" space with the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend.
Go visit Teneale's blog. You will be amazed and inspired!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pretty in Pink Floral

#stampinup   #saleabration2018   #faithfulinkspirations   I've got to tell ya:  the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper is da bomb! It's gorgeous all by itself, but when you color the images with Stampin' Blends, magic happens! If you want some of this DSP--and you know you do!--you'll have to act fast because you can only earn it with a $50 purchase and only until Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31. Look at this gorgeous card that I made in no time!
I cut a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of the Springtime Foils DSP and colored the flowers with Dark and Light Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends and the leaves with Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends. So pretty! I adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Old Olive Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of 1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon around these pieces before adhering them to a Pink Pirouette Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped a sentiment and frame from the "Rose Wonder" stamp set in Versamark onto a Whisper White scrap. I sprinkled on some Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Tool. I used one of the the Rose Garden Thinlits to cut out the label. I punched a sprig of leaves from Old Olive Card Stock and another sprig from Vellum Card Stock using the Leaf Punch. I adhered these to the back of the label and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the label to the card. Gorgeous, right?! And so fun to make, too!

Tomorrow, I have two cards to share that feature an element from the Petal Passion DSP that I colored with Stampin' Blends. They're so fun, too! Come on back and see!

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