The tag was created with the Stampin’ Rewards Mixed Medley Stamp Set. ‘For you’ was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and the spider web stamped in Black StazOn Ink. I punched these out quickly with Circle punches. And the tag were layered on a circle Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
This cute little owl from the Stampin’ Up! Owl Occasions in the Holiday Catalog is to die for! He is so adorable you can hardly go wrong. I stamped him in Tangerine Tango on this Early Espresso branch and added Summer Starfruit leaves. I also added a touch of Perfect Plum to his front feathers with marker and adhesive-backed Googlie eyes, also from the Holiday Catalog.
The balloons were stamped in Tangerine Tango, Perfect Plum and Summer Starfruit and punched out with the 3/4″ circle punch. Then I knotted one end of some Pool Party bakers twine to attach below the balloons, then I tied all the strings together into his ‘hand’. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the knots and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the balloons.
The scallops below the picture were created with the same color as the balloons. I used the Scallop Punch and punched a longer section than I needed so I could trim it out where I wanted the scallops to land. Doing this allowed me to stagger the scallops.
A single layer birthday card with no embellishments, unless you count glitter. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to try the watercolor block technique. This entails coloring on an acrylic block and stamping with the block. It’s a little trickier than I originally thought and it took me a few tries to get an effect I liked.
I used the Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise markers to scribble freely on an acrylic block. Then I lightly spritzed the block with water before stamping on the Whisper White card stock. It’s very important to spritz it lightly. I sprayed it from about a foot away and only once. Anymore water than that makes it too wet and the colors run and get messy.
I stamped the Summer Silhouette images over the color blocks with Black StazOn ink. When I stamped the lower images, I masked the bottom so the stems would not extend below the color blocks.
Using a two-way glue pen I tapped a little glue on the flower blooms to add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Can you see the glitter in the picture below? Glitter is so hard to photograph. 🙁
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Long time friend and stamping buddy,Krystal Roberts, is an MDS Rock Star! She loves digital designing and scrapbooking. Today I want to share a couple of cards she has made for special occasions.
Above is the mother’s day card she made for her mom. She selected a fabulous designer series paper for the background and then repeated the pattern in the punched hearts. So clever! I also like the way she added the punched label behind Grandma to highlight her message.
And look at this super stylish photo Christmas card! I love the way her pictures are so prominent on this card. And I love the beautiful font and design of the message – a very elegant design that highlights her cute family.
“Navy Pacific Sand” – the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge! I used a few interesting techniques on this Field Flowers love card including brayering the embossing folder and creating faux washi tape.
I started by stamping the stems in Sahara Sand, then in Night of Navy which creates a bit of shadow. The flower outlines were then stamped in Night of Navy with Sahara Sand shading. I then cut this with the largest framelit from the Apothecary Accents framelits set.
I used Pacific Point to sponge the interior of the flower and the edges of the panel, then a lighter sponge throughout. Then I used Dazzling Details to add some heavy glitter to the center of the flowers.
Before embossing the Sahara Sand card front, I brayered Sahara Sand on the embossing folder so when I ran it through the Big Shot it creates a contrasting shadow. The Apothecary flower panel was attached to the card front.
The faux washi tape was created with scotch tape and International Bazaar Designer Series Paper. This is a technique I learned at the Stampin’ Up! Chattanooga Regional event. I taped a section of pattern paper then ‘washed off’ the back of the pattern paper until it appears clear.
The Stitched Satin Midnight Muse Ribbon is on special this month and is free with a $40 order. This ribbon is so great feeling and so easy to work with! You’ll love it! This ribbon is available in all the latest In Colors.