Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Wishes


#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #FF001   I found a new challenge to play in--not only is the challenge new to me, but it's just plain NEW! It's called the Festive Friday challenge and I think it's going to be fun to play along. I can't believe I'm getting in on the ground floor....at the very last minute. So I have to type fast!!


The challenge for this fortnight is either Valentine's Day or sequins or both! Since Valentine's Day is over and I'm onto other things, I'm just doing sequins. I'm using the Sale-a-Bration "Happy Wishes" stamp set that I haven't used very often.


I started by stamping the floral "happy" from this set in Berry Burst Ink onto the top of a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel. I added "birthday" just below, also in Berry Burst. I adhered a 3-3/4" by 2" piece of Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper to the bottom of this panel. I wrapped a length of Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the panel before adhering it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Bermuda Bay Card Stock mat. Then I adhered everything to a Berry Burst Card Stock card base.

For a little bit of fun--and to play along in the challenge--I added some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins to finish the card.

This card is super quick and easy. You could make a stack of these in no time!!











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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Amazing Lavender

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Today's card is a little bit rustic and a little bit shabby chic.  It uses the same focal point as yesterday's card, but with a different impact.
As I did yesterday, I stamped the line art (outline) of the lavender spray from the "Lots of Lavender" stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink onto a 2-1/4" by 4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I filled in the lavender with Fresh Fig Ink, stamped off once. The leaves and stems are filled in with Pear Pizzazz Ink and the bow is Powder Pink. I adhered this to a 2-3/8" by 4-1/8" Fresh Fig Card Stock mat.

I stamped the "amazing you" sentiments from the "Amazing You" stamp set in Fresh Fig Ink onto a 3-1/2" by 1-1/4" piece of Vellum Card Stock and set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card. 

I adhered one end of a length of Linen Thread to the back side of a 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and let it hang off before adhering it to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base. Then I used the Leaf Punch to punch a sprig of leaves from Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, and Vellum Card Stock. I adhered these to the back of the lavender element and then added a 1/4 Delicate White Doily.

I used the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch to punch a hole in one side of the stamped Vellum piece. I scored the other end at the 1/2" mark and wrapped it around the lavender element. I adhered the lavender element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish, I threaded the Linen Thread through the hole and tied it into a pretty bow. I'm really pleased with how this turned out--especially the wrap-around vellum piece.
Remember: you can earn each of these sets--"Lots of Lavender" and "Amazing You" with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. Need them both? Just purchase $100 and get them both for FREE!












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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Lavender Birthday

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   When I first started stamping, Stampin' Up offered lots and lots of two-step stamp sets. These sets have an outline stamp and a filler stamp. I like using them because, as I may have mentioned, I don't like to color. I'm glad Stampin' Up has continued to offer two- and sometimes three-step stamps. They're great for beginner stampers--and great for those of us who have been stamping since the dawn of time.

The "Lots of Lavender" set is one you can earn for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. (Ask me how!) It's a beautiful line art (outline) stamp on its own, but when you use the filler pieces you create a wonderful work of art.
I started by stamping the lavender outline stamp in Basic Gray Archival Ink onto a 2-1/4" by 4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I filled in the lavender with Fresh Fig Ink, stamped off once. The leaves and stems are filled in with Pear Pizzazz Ink and the bow is Powder Pink. Easy-peasy and so pretty! I adhered this to a 2-3/8" by 4-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat.

Next, I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel with the Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder and adhered it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black mat. I tied on a length of Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon before adhering this to a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base.

To finish the card, I stamped "happy birthday" from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White scrap. I cut this out with the small oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I adhered the lavender element and the sentiment to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Come back tomorrow for another version of this card--using the same focal element. It's super gorgeous, too (if I do say so myself--and I do!)








 
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Sweet Hearts

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Sometimes when I'm perusing Pinterest or SplitCoastStampers or as I'm hopping along a blog hop, I come upon someone's creation that just takes my breath away. Today's card is inspired by Angela Meiritz-Reid, a stamper in New Zealand. She posted this card for the Ink & Inspiration blog hop and I just fell in love with it!

Those sweet hearts, those colors, that special touch of matching sequins, the clean and simple design--all those element sing to me and inspired me to make a similar card.

Just like Angela, I stamped the striped heart from the "Heart Happiness" stamp set in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst onto Whisper White Card Stock. I cut each of these out with a square Stitched Framelit Die. 

Angela used the cute Tutti-Frutti Notecards that you can get for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration, but I don't have them yet, so I took a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Pool Party Card Stock and embossed it with the Sparkle Embossing Folder. I adhered this onto a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat--I like to have just a little bit of black on a card.  I wrapped a length of Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around before adhering the assembly to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.

Next, I adhered the hearts to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and added the matching Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequin to each heart--just like Angela did!

Finally, I stamped "happy birthday" from the "Fruit Basket" stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White Scrap and cut it out with the Classic Label Punch. I snipped off the "to you!" from this sentiment and adhered it to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thank you, Angela, for such an inspiring card!!!








 
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