I really like watercolor cards with unexpected color splashes so I thought I would experiment with the technique and I ended up with the inky fingers to prove it! I used Shimmery White cardstock and the Just Believe stamp set for this experiment.
I stamped the label with Midnight Muse and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped ‘friends’ with Primrose Petals. After trimming out the label I layered it on a Silver Glimmer paper label. I used Primrose Petals and Silver Glimmer cardstock to create and layer the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.
I squirted the background cardstock with water before splattering Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse and Always Artichoke reinkers which allowed the ink to spread. I put a few dabs of Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details glitter adhesive and spread it with my finger on the background. I also added a couple of dots of the glitter to the butterflies and the flowers on the label. Finally, I added a few rhinestones.
The Stampin’ Up! retiring stamp set Just Believe, Bonnie Klass and the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper were the inspiration for this clean and simple (CAS) card. (The complete supply list is at the bottom of this post.)
I love this layout and have used it numerous times over the years, so when I saw Bonnie’s Open Seas card with the world map down the left side I knew just what I wanted to do. And since I wanted it bright and cheery I went straight to the Sunshine and Sprinkles for color inspiration.
The center panel measures 3-3/4″ x 5″ which allows for a 1/4″ border on a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card. This size panel is my go-to when I’m layering color on color. The circle were stamped in Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight and punched out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch. After laying them out and adhering the circles to the panel, I used my paper snips to trim the circles at the top and the bottom.
I stamped the sentiment from the same Just Believe stamp set and wrapped Bakers Twine around the panel before I adhered it to the card base with dimensionals. Another option would be to use a mask and stamp the circles directly on the card front. For more information on using a mask, check out this post or watch the video below.
As I mentioned before the Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp was the inspiration for the colors on this card and I lined my envelope with paper from this pack. I hope to post a video tomorrow and show you how easy it is to line your envelopes with coordinating patterns.
This Oh, Hello! flower greeting card came together quickly with a sketch and dsp inspiration. The sketch is below and was created from the Easter card I made in March. The designer series paper is part of the new Stampin’ Up! This and That product line. Today and tomorrow you can get the This and That bundle and save 15%!!
I created three cards with this sketch last week: Oh Whale baby card, the Epic Day butterfly thank you card, and the Hello card featured here today. Each card was inspired by the sketch but each looks totally different from the others. That’s what I love about sketches! You have a starting point but the results are unique depending on the materials you use.
For today’s card, I used the colors from the This and That Epic Day dsp and stamped the chevron background in Daffodil Delight. Then I stamped Oh Hello in Black StazOn. I purposely trimmed my dsp so that the Calypso Coral that you see in the upper left corner showed up in my piece.
On a scrap paper I colored in the flower stamp with Calypso Coral and Gumball Green markers then added shadowing with Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze before stamping. I covered the stamped flower with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I carefully cut it out with my Paper Snips. I also cut out another blossom from Calypso Coral cardstock and layered that underneath the flower for additional dimension.
I wrapped the die cut oval with Linen Thread by notching the sides with a small paper punch. I added the flower over the thread with Dimensionals and then tied a knot of Linen Thread and glued it to the stem with Multipurpose Liquid glue. It’s a whole lot easier to do it that way than to try to tie a knot around that tiny delicate stem!
I will definitely miss this Just Believe stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I love the silhouette flowers and the simple type of the sentiments. These beautiful images make it super simple to create an elegant greeting card.
To create this card I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I repeatedly stamped the large silhouette flowers with Not Quite Navy. Then I brayered River Rock at the bottom and Baja Breeze from the top, then adding a little Not Quite Navy brayered from the top.
After brayering the background, I used the Label Collection framelit to cut it out this focal panel. To make the ‘just for you’ tag, I embossed the frame and greeting on River Rock cardstock and punched it out with the Large Oval punch.
The white background is embossed with the Big Shot and the Stripes embossing folder. Each layer was adhered to the Whisper White cardstock base with Dimensionals. A little, Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch.
I love this Bakers Twine storage idea. I’m definitely going to do this!!
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Here’s the Feeling Sentimental bicycle in motion! To create the motion, I inked up the stamp with Raspberry Ripple and stamped it four times, shifting to the left without reinking. I love the effect. Then I added the large Rhinestone to the front bike for added emphasize.
The beautiful paper is from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. The stack includes 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. Each sheet is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, perfect for card making or picture matting and a variety of other projects. And it’s printed in a lovely array of styles in beautiful In Colors.
“So glad” is stamped from the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous set. I used a Raspberry Ripple marker to color just the words I wanted from the stamp. It fit just right in the circle punch layered on the scallop circle.
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I randomly stamped the flowers in Marina Mist and then filled in with leaves in Wild Wasabi. You could use this quick card to celebrate any happy occasion with a friend.
Well it turns out I don’t have any Wild Wasabi ribbon so I used some Gumball Green which coordinated quite nicely in real life but not so much in the photo…yikes! But I’m sharing nonetheless because maybe you can envision it coordinating in your imagination.
Adding rhinestones to the flower centers is a super fast way to add some bling! I just love these adhesive-backed jewels. I use them on just about everything – even my big toe! My daughter painted nail-polish flowers on my big toes last summer and we added the smallest of the rhinestones to the center.
Here’s the set of three that I made. I chose monochromatic papers to cover the flaps of the matching envelopes for a on-fuss look. I love the simplistic sophistication of a monochromatic color scheme. And no special supplies needed, just paper, ink and scissors!
Bundle a set of 6 of these cards and envelopes together with a ribbon bow and you have a wonderful gift for a teacher or a friend’s birthday. I used Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party for this set with papers from the designer series paper packs SAB Sycamore Street, International Bazaar, and Comfort Café.
I kept these super simple, but you could definitely add ribbon, buttons or rhinestones.
I love the elegant look of these clean and simple note cards. The style of the Feeling Sentimental stamp set lends itself to this simple stamping.
I love the simple layout of this card created with the Bloomin’ Marvelous and Mixed Bunch stamp set. I love it so much that I’m excited to have you play along! Announcing the FIRST EVER StampingJulie CAS challenge linky party (SJCAS001)! To enter go to the bottom of this post for details and linking instruction. And have fun!!
Here’s the sketch. I purposely did not give you dimensions because I’d prefer you customize your dimensions and have fun with it. I love sketches because it makes creating soooo much easier if you already have a design in mind. It’s kind of the ‘complete pancake mix’ of crafting! Instead of ‘just add water’, ‘just add paper’!! Sometimes I like to just pick up a scrap on my craft table and make it work. I think some of my best work has started that way.
Here’s a close up. I stamped the background flowers from Bloomin’ Marvelous with versamark on the Basic Gray cardstock and then stamped the sentiment in Black StazOn over that. To finish the button, because I don’t like buttons without a finish, I added a rhinestone to the top. A super easy solution to naked buttons!!
And here’s another variation. I used the same More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (not just for Valentine’s Day) and the same Primrose Petals stamped and punched flower, then changed up the background paper, the ribbon and used butterflies.
Can you see that I heat embossed the butterflies on the background? I also stamped and punched a scallop circle to layer under the button.
The StampingJulie CAS Sketch challenge is open all week. (If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, send me your picture and I’ll post it for you. And you do not have to use Stampin’ Up! supplies only.) So feel free to enter more than once. My goal is to give you inspiration so you can enjoy your time in your craft room: the stress-free zone!