Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PP390 Beautiful Blooms For You

I wanted to play some more with this wonderful set 
before it retires at end May.  I love to color the flower!
I used my Stampin Blends after I stamped the image
 in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I am using the new Lovely Lipstick Stampin Blend I received at Onstage
a few weeks back. The middle is the new in color called Pineapple Punch.
The leaves are in Old Olive.  I love Old olive but excited to get some more 
Stampin Blends in other greens soon.
I cut the flower with an oval die.  
I used the Lovely Lipstick base and a strip for my sentiment.
I added some pearls because I could!
I am also using a retiring embossing folder called Brick Wall.
I will probably keep mine because I love it so.

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Stamp set: Birthday Blooms 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends- Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch,
Old Olive
Oval framelits dies, pearls, Brick Wall embossing folder

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

FabFri135 Happniess Is

Happiness is having friends!  And paper crafting!
I need to use up loads of my DSP retiring at end of May
and the Coffee Break DSP is one I still have a bunch of laying around!
I used several prints for this card starting with the background in Soft Sky.
I layered it on a piece of Early Espresso card stock for the base.
I added another cool print in Espresso and coffee mugs/pots/cups.
I cut a white square and added it to pop my die cuts.
Actually I hand cut the coffee pot and small cup from the designer paper.
I then stamped the large coffee cup in Early Espresso on Soft Sky card stock.
I stamped the sentiment in same ink on cup. I added a Garden Green lid.
I added a banner in Espresso behind the images for the sketch.
I have lots of the corrugated pieces so I took a heart
and rubbed some Espresso ink on it before placing an Soft Sky
enamel dot.  Placing a few more dots finished it off.

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Have ablessed day!

Stamp set: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Early Epresso
Paper: Coffee Break DSP, Early Epresso,
Garden Green, Whisper White
Layering Squares framelits dies, Subtles enamel dots,
Corrugated shapes, Coffee Cups framelits dies, Triple banner punch

Monday, April 23, 2018

TTTC044 Lots Of Love

Again, I an trying to use lots of DSP I have been hoarding this year.
I love the Whole Lots Of Lovely paper and prints but not used much.
I went down the last column with dimension, ink and patterned paper.
I used the ovals and the leaves plus the flower I cut by hand to give dimension.
I think the DSP also has loads of dimension, too.
I layered the paper on the Calypso Coral base. I used markers to color
in the sentiment with Coral and Pool Party.
I stamped the flower in Coral and hand snipped it out.
I cut the leaves in Pear Pizzazz with the Eclectic Layers thinlits dies.
I finished it off with a glitter dot in green on the flower center.
This card is already on its way to my mom!

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this week!

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Stamp set: Lots Of Love
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral,
Pear Pizzazz, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Eclectic Layers thinlits dies, Layering Oval framelits dies,
Glitter enamel dots

Sunday, April 22, 2018

CTS268 Awesome Flamingo

I love this flamingo and glad it is carrying over.  
I did not stamp him perfectly and I am ok with that. 
He looks very fluffy!  
I thought of him as soon as i saw this sketch
 and I thought of the lighthouse in the High Tide set
 but the flamingo in more fun!
I used Basic Gray to stamp the outline of the bird and then 
the other two stamps in Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink to color him.
I stamped the water in Soft Sky and the grass and foliage in Lemon Lime Twist.
After I stamped the sentiment in Flamingo ink, I added some of the clear 
epoxy dots to make the water look wet!
I layered with Basic Gray and Flamingo card stocks and 
placed them on a Basic Gray base.

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Stamp set: Fabulous Flamingo
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray, Soft Sky,
Powder pink, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray

Saturday, April 21, 2018

FMS333 Amazing Daisy

I have hoarded (as usual) so much of these and other DSP
so i am trying to use lots up before it retires at end of May.
I started with this fun daisy print from the Delightful Daisy DSP
for my background and layered it on a Daffodil Delight card stock base.
I then added the white and Daffodil circles.  I punched out the two daisies
in Whisper White card stock with the Daisy punch and started my sponging.
I used Daffodil and Night of Navy lightly around the two flowers layered together.
I added the gold faceted gem in the middle for bling.  
I ran the Amazing die through with both Navy and Daffodil card stock
and decided to layered them together for the sentiment. 
I stamped the You from Thoughtful Banners set in Navy and snipped it out.
I love the yellow and navy together!

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Stamp set: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight,
Delightful Daisy DSP
Layering Circles framelits dies, gold faceted gem, Daisy punch,
sponge daubers, Celebrate You thinlits dies

Friday, April 20, 2018

GDP134 One Of A Kind

Love this fav set/bundle in the new 
Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 annual catalog..available June 1st.
I stamped the guy in Fresh Fig from the Sea of Textures 
and used the matching dies cut to cut him perfectly out
 to pop him on a piece of Sahara Sand cut with the net die
all from the Under The Seas framelits.  
I layered some Fig behind with a little linen thread. 
The Tranquil Textures DSP is so rich and beautiful. 
This piece has a texture of Night of Navy and Fresh Fig on White.
I layered more Navy behind before placing on a Sahara Sand base.
I used one of the sentiments from the set on white stamped with Fig ink.

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Stamp set: Sea Of Textures
Ink: Fresh Fig
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy,
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Textures DSP
Under The Sea framelits dies, linen thread 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

PP389 Mermaid Kisses

I love unicorns but have no stamps with them. One day maybe!
But so happy I do have a mermaid set! It is called Magical Mermaid.
I say often " If you can be a mermaid, be a mermaid!"
I love coloring her and do not mind fussy cutting her out either.
After stamping my mermaid in Memento Tuxedo Black,
I colored her with my Stampin Blends markers in Light Pink Pirouette,
Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.
But I think making this under the sea background was more fun!
I started with a piece of Sahara Sand cut 4" by 5 1/4".
  I stamped the shell bits on the bottom three times in Early Espresso. 
I stamped the seaweed a few times on each side then I started the sponging!
I used Sand on the bottom and then Bermuda Bay going heavy up the sides
 and light toward the center.
I stamped the sentiment in Espresso. I used the new 
Under The Sea framelits for the extra plants/seaweed plus
the little starfish.  I cut the starfish in Daffodil Delight and drew
the lines with an Espresso marker.
I finished it off by placing my background on a Bermuda Bay base.

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Stamp set: Magical Mermaid 
Ink: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand
Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends-Bermuda Bay, Pool Party,
Daffodil Delight, Light Pink Pirouette
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Under The Sea framelits dies, sponge daubers