Monday, October 31, 2016

Sweet Mr. Snowman

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   This week, I'm going to share four cards that we made at the September Proverbial Stampers get together using the "Christmas Magic" stamp set. This set has a nostalgic feeling and the images are really sweet.

First up, we have Mr. Snowman. I stamped him in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a 2" square of Whisper White. I used Real Red, Garden Green, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers to color the details on this little guy. I laid down a line of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue at the base of the snowman and sprinkled on some White Mica Flakes. Gorgeous!

Next, I embossed a Whisper White mat using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. I added a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper and then a wider strip of  Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper. Then, I adhered everything to a Garden Green card base. I added the snowman element to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. Isn't he just the sweetest?

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Friday, October 28, 2016

A Basket of Strawberries

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Yesterday's card was a typical fall card made with the "Basket of Wishes" stamp set. Today's card uses the same set, but with a decidedly different vibe!

I started by stamping the berry basket image in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and cut it out with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I used my Blender Pen to color the basket in Pool Party Ink and the strawberries in Real Red and Garden Green. I cut a scalloped circle from Pool Party using another Layering Circles Framelit.

Next, I embossed a Whisper White Panel with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder. I adhered this to a Pool Party mat. I cut a banner from Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper using one of the Banners Framelits and adhered this to the card. I added a Delicate White Doily and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to add the stamped and matted image.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White Strip and flagged the end with my Paper Snips. I added this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. The whole assembly was then adhered to a Basic Black card base.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Warm & Cheerful Basket of Wishes

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   This time of year, I always feeling like I'm rushing to Christmas and forgetting to celebrate the wonderful fall time of year. The Stampin' Up Holiday catalog has several very sweet sets for fall. My favorite is "Basket of Wishes." This photopolymer stamp set comes with three basket designs and several items to fill your basket. It's so easy to position these with the photopolymer stamps!

I stamped the basket image in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a 2" square of Whisper White Card Stock. Then I added the sunflowers, also in Basic Black Archival Ink. I used my Blender Pen to color the basket in Soft Suede and the flowers in Delightful Dijon, Garden Green, and Early Espresso. I adhered this piece to a 2-1/4" Garden Green Square.

Next, I embossed a Crumb Cake mat with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. I added a strip of "Warmth and Cheer" Designer Series Paper and a length of Delightful Dijon Ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack (142021). I adhered the stamped image to the card with mat with Stampin' Dimensionals and then onto a Delightful Dijon card base, also with Stampin' Dimensionals. So sweet!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Seasonal Bells Variation

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Today's card is a variation on the one shown yesterday--but still just as lovely, if I say so myself. This was one of the cards we made at the Proverbial Stampers gathering in September.

We started by embossing a Mint Macaron mat with the Pine Bough Embossing Folder. Next, we took a Whisper White panel and added a strip of the gorgeous Presents & Pine Cones Designer Series Paper. We stamped the sentiment from the "Holly Berry Happiness" set in Cherry Cobbler onto a Whisper White strip and added this. We tied a length of the beautiful Emerald Envy Silky Taffeta Ribbon onto the panel before adhering it to a Cherry Cobbler mat. We adhered this assembly to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next, we stamped one of the bells from the "Seasonal Bells" stamp set in Emerald Envy onto Mint Macaron and punched the bell out with the coordinating Bell Punch. We punched some Emerald Envy holly leaves and Cherry Cobbler holly berries using the Holly Berry Builder Punch and adhered these to the card. We also added a Cherry Cobbler Metallic Thread Bow.

To finish the card, we added the Mint Macaron mat to a Mint Macaron card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The cool part about this card is that you can save 10% by purchasing some of the products used to make this card, if you purchase the bundles. The "Seasonal Bells" stamp set and Bell Punch (143532 wood-mount; 143533 clear-mount) come in a bundle AND the "Holly Berry Happiness" stamp set and "Holly Berry Builder" Punch come in another bundle (143505 photopolymer). Sweet!

Also, the beautiful Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta Ribbon is sold in a Combo Pack with Emerald Envy (141989) and the Cherry Cobbler Metallic Thread comes in a Combo Pack with Emerald Envy (142003). Score!!

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