Love Your Stamps Challenge #3

I asked Kiev to make a card for the Love Your Stamps Challenge and she chose the  Serene Garden stamp set and colored it with Blends Markers.  I do really love what she did with this card!
Love Your Stamps Challenge #3Serene Gardens Fall CardSUPPLIES:
 Serene Gardens  Photopolymer #146501
Ink:  Memento Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Daffodil Delight Combo Pack #144603
Highland Heather Combo Pack #147276
Night of Navy Combo Pack #144040
Shaded Spruce Combo Pack #147938
Flirty Flamingo Light #147031
Cardstock:  Highland Heather
Whisper White
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
2.  Stamp the image in Memento ink as shown.
3.  Color:
~Daffodil Delight:  Yellow flowers
~Highland Heather: Large flower, bird’s wing tips
~Night of Navy: Butterfly
~Shaded Spruce: Leaves and stems
~Flirty Flamingo Light:  Bird’s Wing feathers
4.  Cut your Highland Heather card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your colored card front.
Your Card is finished.


Sketch #20-Graceful Glass Card

The card for Sketch #20 was one I made at OnStage using the NEW Graceful Glass Designer Vellum and Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  The Vellum was colored with Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick Blends Markers.  All the products for this card will be available June 1st.
Sketch #20

Graceful Glass Card for Sketch #20

*=These products available June 1, 2018
Stamps:  *Painted Glass   Wood Mount #147458, Clear Mount #147461
Ink:  Memento Black
Blends Markers:  *Lovely Lipstick Dark #147026
*Pineapple Punch Dare #147030
Cardstock:  *Lovely Lipstick #146970
*Pineapple Punch #146971
Whisper White
*Graceful Glass Designer Vellum #146344
Embellishments:  *Black 1/8″ Cord #146350
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Lovely Lipstick card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Graceful Glass Vellum on the pattern lines – about 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Color with  your Blends Markers.  I colored the diamonds Pineapple Punch.  The area surrounding the diamonds is colored with Lovely Lipstick.  I left the thin stipes uncolored.  Attach to your card base with SNAIL.
3.  Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 3/4″ x 2-1/2″.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
4.  Cut your Pineapple Punch Banner at 1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Cut the notches from the end with Paper Snips.  Attach to Whisper White layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Attach your Black Cord with Glue Dots.  Attach the layered sentiment over the cord.
Your card is finished.

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Three Birthday Pandas

This fun Panda Birthday card has no fussy cutting, just punching!  It looks complicated, but is pretty quick to make.  So get your punches out and have some fun!
Party Panda Birthday Card

Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221  (Sale-a-bration product FREE with purchase of $50 until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Memento Black
Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant
Blends:  Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack #144602
Color Lifter #144608
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punches:  Starburst #143717
2-1/4″ Circle Punch #143720
Classic Label Punch #141491
Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609
Other:Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine #124262
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 OR Stamparatus (available in June 2018)
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp all three pandas on Whisper White cardstock leaving plenty of room to punch them out with the Starburst Punch.  You might need to stamp each image more than once, so use the Stamp-a-ma-jig so you can get the perfect stamped images.  Punch out each panda separately with the Starburst Punch.  Stamp the confetti in Perfect Plum ink as desired around the pandas.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday twice in either Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out both sentiments with the Classic Label Punch.  Put three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each Classic Label.
5.  Punch three 2-1/4″ Elegant Eggplant circles.  Glue the Panda Starbursts onto the Elegant Eggplant circles.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Elegant Eggplant circles.
6.  Punch a Balloon out of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  Color it with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Markers.  I did the Dark against the left side, the Light over the rest, and made the “shine” by removing the color with the Color Lifter.
7.  Lay out your circles, balloon, and Happy Birthdays in the desired positions.  Attach the Circles and Happy Birthdays with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Balloon.
8.  Tie a bow from the Baker’s Twine.  Attach it to the bottom of the balloon with either a Glue Dot or a small dot of Tombow Glue.
Your card is finished.
9.  Envelope Options:
~Emboss the envelope flap with the embossing folder
~Stamp either a panda or Happy Birthday onto the envelope flap.

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January Stamp Class Cards

Here are the cards we made at my Stamp Class last Friday.  I am taking today off hanging out with my son who just returned from almost 8 years in Germany.

January Stamp Class Cards-1

The Tarnished Foil Technique Card is one of the projects I did for my Creative Techniques Corner subscribers.  Click HERE for more details.

The next card used the Love You Still and Banners for You stamp sets.  We did the coloring with the Blends Markers.

January Stamp Class cards 2

We tested out my NEW Stamparatus for both these cards.  You can order yours in June.

The Party Pandas looked best with 2-3 layers of ink which was super easy to do with the Stamparatus.  I also used the Color Theory Designer Series Paper for the Bamboo stalks and the leaves are from the Everyday Jars Framelits.

The Lovely Wishes card also used the Stamparatus.  We placed the two flower and leaf stamps on one side, then stamped, then rotated the card front and stamped again.  We also lined up the Happy Wishes stamps in the Stamparatus and stamped it.  We again colored with Blends Markers.

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Happy Card Making!

Love You Always Card

This card uses the NEW Love You Still stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I colored it with my NEW Blends Markers.  I hope you have as much fun making this card as I did!
Loe You Always Card

Stamps:  Love You Still  Photopolymer #145811
Banners For You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red
Blends:  Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack #144598
Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Crumb Cake Combo Pack #144601
Color Lifter #144608
Daffodil Delight Dark #144585
Cardstock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

1.  Cur your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at  4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your Flower Arch image and Love You Yesterday sentiment in Memento Black ink.  Stamp the I Love You in Real Red ink.
4.  Although there are two-step stamps for the Arch, flowers and leaves, I chose to color the images with my Blends Markers.  Make sure you have at least 1-2 layers of scratch paper under your cardstock when coloring as there will be bleed-through of the Blends inks.
~Crumb Cake Dark along the left sides of the wood.  Crumb Cake Light to color in the rest and blend out the lines.
~Old Olive Dark and Light for the leaves.
~Daffodil Delight Dark for the center of the large flower.  I had accidently colored the center with the Cherry Cobbler Dark.  I used my Color Lifter to remove the color, then colored the center with Daffodil Delight Dark.  So I am having you do the Daffodil Delight first.
~Cherry Cobbler Dark for the large flower with the Daffodil Delight center.
~Cherry Cobbler Light for the other three flowers.
5.  Attach your colored card front to your card base.

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