Thursday, September 13, 2018

Stitched All Around - Watercolor card

Hello! It's another gloomy rainy day here in the east coast. Enough with the rain already!! While I wait for the sun to shine, I'll share a fun and bright card I made. I actually made the watercolor background a couple of weeks ago but I never had the time to finish it. So these pretty colors have been staring at me waiting to be put together on a card!

To start, I wet my Shimmer white paper and added Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick ink and blended until I got a background I liked. Then I added some drops of those same colors and heat dried with my embossing gun. I layered this onto Petal Pink cardstock (also a new favorite color!). I stamped the sentiment twice on Petal Pink cardstock. I cut it out with a stitched shape circle and then I just cut out the word "darling" to make it pop.

The final touches on this card were Gorgeous Grape and Polka Dot tulle ribbon, Flirty Flamingo bakers twine (which I just realized is retired) and Glitter Enamel dots. I am loving these colors together! Gorgeous Grape is my new favorite color from the catalog. I've been waiting for a purple like this forever!

I hope this brightened up your day! Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Colorful Seasons Fall Card

Happy Monday!! It's been cool and dreary here the past few days so it put me in the mood to make a fall card. I am still not ready to let summer and my flip flops go just yet but I'm ok with starting on some fall cards. I'm back after a short hiatus of being on vacation at the beach at the end of August and getting started with school for the kids last week.

I paired the Give Thanks sentiment from Labels to Love with the leaves from Colorful Seasons. To make the multi-colored leaves, I used my aqua painter and Brusho. I used shimmery white card stock that I saturated with my aqua painter. Then I sprinkled the brusho on top. I barely blended everything in as I wanted a look that had lots of reds, yellows and oranges in it. It's been a while since I've used Brusho but it was perfect to make these leaves. They are so realistic looking.

After my leaves dried, I die cut them with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I also cut additional leaves from Soft Suede with one of the other dies from the set. The sentiment was stamped with Soft Suede on Crushed Curry cardstock. This was layered onto Fresh Fig cardstock and Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I also added a vellum and burlap ribbon layer. I had lots of layers on this card!!! But I love it! The DSP I used on this card is from the Holiday Catalog. It's the Festive Farmhouse DSP. I love using the Holiday DSP for other uses than it was intended. That's the great thing about Stampin' Up! DSP, there are other images in the package that can be used for other occasions!

The finishing touch on this card was Gold Faceted Gems and gold sequins. You know I love adding some sequins! I hope you enjoyed today's card. I'll be back in a day or 2 with another fun card I made over the weekend.

Stay dry!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Petal Palette Frosted Floral Thank you Card

Hello! I'm back with another project using the Frosted Floral DSP. I hope you're not tired of it yet. :) It's just so pretty I couldn't help but make another card using some of the shimmery designs. I paired the paper with the Petal Palette stamp set.

I stamped the cute little bird in Night of Navy ink and then with my aqua painter, filled in the white spots with the same color ink. I used the die cuts to cut out the bird and the floral image behind the bird. After I die cut the floral image, all of the pieces were still attached, so I liked how that looked and decided to keep it like that. This just goes to show you the multiple uses you can have with the thinlits. Then I cut a Petal Pink Stitched Shape circle and stamped it with the dot image from the set. The sentiment was stamped in Mint Macaroon. 

This card came together fairly quickly and would be fun to put together in other colors with other DSP. (I may have to try that out soon - stay tuned!)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

TGIF Challenges #172 - Frosted Floral Thank You

Hello! I am back sharing another project I made during my crafty weekend. :) I wanted to use the new Frosted Floral DSP again since it is so pretty. I played along with the TGIF challenges. You can find the challenge HERE.

This was a really fun sketch to do. It's a great one to showcase DSP. I stamped the sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set in Blackberry Bliss and cut it out with the coordinating circle die cut from the Stitched Labels framelits. I then used a die from the Eastern Medallion thinlits to layer behind the circle. I added some new ribbon - Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon and then a little Tranquil Tide stitched heart. Isn't it cute?!? Before I added the "flower" I stamped the dot image from the set on the Blackberry Bliss card stock with Blackberry Bliss ink. It's been a while since I've used this color. I am loving it paired with this DSP.

Another fun little die included in Stitched Labels framelits is one of the straight line stitching dies. It makes these cute little x's on the card stock. To finish off the card I added a few clear faceted gems. I think I've only used 1 or 2 of these gems before. I don't know why I haven't used them more often. They are great and add such an elegant touch to the card.

Do you like the sneak peeks of the new products so far?? It's a great holiday catalog to get your hands on! Contact me to get your catalog!

Have a great day!!

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Frosted Floral Love - Wall Art

Happy Monday! Where oh where did the weekend go? It always goes by so fast. This weekend was low key for us, which was nice. I was actually able to get crafty! I got some goodies from the new upcoming holiday catalog and I had to get to work! I was able to make 3 things this weekend!! That is a lot!! In the past few months, I've barely made like 3 cards, let alone 3 projects in one weekend. The stars must have aligned for me, ha!

In the new holiday catalog, there is a cute project that is similar to the one I'm sharing today. I loved the idea of making a framed piece. So I took inspiration from Stampin' Up!'s project and put my own spin on it. A few of the fun new things on this project are the Tin Tile embossing folder, Galvanized metal paper and that gorgeous Frosted Floral paper. This floral paper is fantastic! Of course I love all floral papers but all of the papers in this pack are so shimmery.

As soon as I saw this paper, I knew I wanted to use it to make a home decor piece. I've had a frame in my living room empty for months because I wasn't sure what photo I was going to put in there. But then I had the idea to use this frame for my home decor project I wanted to make. One of the floral papers in the pack was the perfect accent to greenish/grayish color on my living room walls.

The rest of the project was based off of the colors in the paper. The letters were done in Soft Sea Foam and the Stitched Label behind it is with Mint Macaroon. After I stamped and die cut the letters, I felt that it needed more. Then I came across the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and I stamped "Live", "Laugh" and "every day" from one of the images in versamark and embossed with white powder.

Once it was complete, I added it to the cute frame that has been sitting empty. Sorry for the darkish photo. I had the hardest time taking a picture of it on the wall. The lighting was not very good in that area of my living room. You will also notice the other frames that are lacking photos, haha! I'm working on those.

Interested in making one of your own? Contact me to get a copy of the new Holiday catalog coming out in September and I will help you order your products and show you step by step how to make your own wall art.

Have a great day!

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