Humming Along

This card uses the NEW Humming Along stamp set and is a #SimpleStamping Card.  It uses stamps, ink, and coloring.  You can use your favorite coloring products – I used Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Just make sure you choose Memento Tuxedo Black ink instead of StayzOn Jet Black.  StayzOn ink smears when used with Blends.
Hummingbird and flower CardThis Stamp set is in the NEW Occasions Catalog which we can buy from on January 3, 2019.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Humming Along  Rubber Cling Mount #148758   available January 3, 2019
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo
Stampin’ Blends Markers: Dark Daffodil Delight #144585
Rich Razzleberry Combo #144602
Pumpkin Pie Dark #144577
Flirty Flamingo Combo #147278
Light Lovely Lipstick #147026
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White

INSTRUCTIONS: 
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Lay out your stamps where you want them on the card front.  You can use the large Clear Block F to stamp all three stamps at once if you want.  Watch This Video to learn the Stamping with Large Stamps technique.  OR stamp each image separately.
~Stamp with Memento ink.
3. Color:
Make sure and lay some grid or scratch paper under your cardstock when using Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Also, make sure the card is open and laying flat so you don’t make marks on the inside of your card.
~Dark Daffodil-Yellow Pollen flower part
~Old Olive-leaves and stems.  Make sure and color the stem inside the flower before coloring the flower.
Flower Petals.  Color one petal at a time for best blending results.
~Dark Rich Razzleberry:  Use the Fine Tip to go over the lines coming from the center of the flower and to draw small circular lines along the flower petal outside edges.
~Light Rich Razzleberry:  Color the whole petal, blending the dark circular lines until you can’t see a line and the color just goes for darker to lighter.
Repeat with each petal.
Humming Bird.  I think they are really brownish.  But I was not in the mood for browns.  Choose the colors you want.  I will tell you what I used.
~Beak: Dark Pumpkin Pie-Thin Tip
~Heat & Body: Dark Flirty Flamingo
~Feathers-Wings and Back: Light Lovely Lipstick and Light Flirty Flamingo.  Color along the lines at one edge with the Lovely Lipstick and blend with the Flirty Flamingo.
Your Card is finished.

Happy Halloween Fall Card – Case #4

Happy Halloween today!  Here is a great Halloween and Fall Pumpkin card to make.  Kiev CASEd it from the Holiday Catalog page 46 and made a few tweaks.  I do like the results!
CASE #4Many Blessings Fall CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Many Blessings.  Photopolymer #147775
Inks:  Memento Black
Shaded Spruce
Stampin’ Blends Markers:  Shaded Spruce Combo Pack #147938
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cajun Craze Combo Pack #147931
Soft Suede Combo Pack #147273
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack #144603
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Pumpkin Pie
Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146338
Under the Mistletoe 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146921
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder #146841
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight  1/4″ Double-Stitched #144116
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Put one half of your card base in the Basketweave embossing folder lining up the score-line so it will be embossed all the way to the score-line.
~Big Shot Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform with Thin-Die Adapter removed (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least 1 Tab open), (Skip the bottom cutting plate), Embossing Folder with cardstock sticking out, Top Cutting Plate.  Just make sure the sides of your embossing folder are lined up with the sides of your Platform.
2. Stamp your Pumpkins in Memento Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Color with the Blends Markers:
~Pumpkin Pie: Back and Front Pumpkins
~Cajun Craze: middle pumpkin behind the crate
~Soft Suede: Crate
~Shaded Spruce: Squash in the crate, Leaf.
~Daffodil Delight: Apple
Cut out with two Layering Circle Framelits layered together to cut out the colored image in a circle AND make a larger frame.
3.  Pumpkin Pie Square is cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the corner images in Shaded Spruce ink in each corner.
4.  DSP Rectangles.
~Striped Nature’s Poem rectangle is cut at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Dotted Under the Mistletoe rectangle is cut at 1″ x 3-3/4″.
5.  Put it all together.
~Lay out all your pieces where you want them.  This is the order Kiev used:
Card Base
Pumpkin Pie Square
Dotted DSP
Striped DSP
Circle Frame
Circle
~Use Tombow to attach the Square, Rectangles, and Circle Frame.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the stamped Circle
~Tie a Bow and attach it with Glue Dots.

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:
Stamps: 
 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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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.

 

Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card

This fun Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card was made by Kiev.  Like she always says, “What other job do you get to come and design and make cards?”  She used the Trick or Tweet stamp set for the cute elephant.
Batty for You Halloween CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet  Rubber stamps. Wood-Mount #147725. Clear-Mount #147722
Takeout Treats Rubber stamps.  Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Memento Black
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush #141897
Blends:  Basic Black Combo Pack #147942
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gorgeous Grape card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp Stars on the card front in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Paint a sparkly star with the Wink of Stella pen in the center of each stamped star/
3.  Choose the Layering Oval Framelit to fit your stamped images.  Cut out from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your Elephant and sentiment on your Oval Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.  Color with Blends Markers.  I think she used the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Blends.  You could also use Stampin’ Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils for a different look.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
4. Optional Envelope:  Stamp Gorgeous Grape Stars on the envelope flap and/or lower front corners.

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Graceful Glass Iris Card

We used this sheet of Graceful Glass Designer Vellum at Class.  They had the option to make a card or a book mark. They chose to make a bookmark.  I chose to make a card.  This is a fun paper to color on!  We used Blends Markers for our coloring.  The original Blends Marker colors are available again. The NEW blends Colors will be available mid-June.

SUPPLIES:
*Detailed With Love Bundle:  includes stamps + Detailed Trio Punch. Wood Mount Bundle #148327, Clear Mount Bundle #148328
Stamps: *Detailed With Love  Wood Mount #146603, Clear Mount #146606
Blends Markers:Rich Razzleberr Combo Pack #144602
Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Daffodil Delight Dark #144603
Pool Party Light #144595
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Graceful Glass Designer Vellum #146344146320
Punch:  *Detailed Trio #145320
Adhesive: SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at4-1/4″. Use the corner rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch to round all four corners on your card base. Just make sure each cardstock side touches each raised divider edge part on the Punch and that your cardstock is pushed all the way back.
2.  Cut your Graceful Glass Vellum Strip 1-1/2″ x 6″.  Color as desired using the Blends Markers.
3.  Lay out your Colored Graceful Glass Vellum Strip and decide where to stamp your sentiment.  Stemp your sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink.  Attach your Colored VellumStrip with SNAIL.
Your card is finished.

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Lots of Lavendar Colored Card

Here is another card using the Sale-a-bration Lots of Lavendar stamp set which is only available until March 31st.  This one is colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers.
Lots of Lavendar Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Lavendar  Photopolymer #147194  Available until March 31, 2018 FREE with $50 purchase
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring:  Use regular Markers or Blends Markers.  Sample uses Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blends Markers.
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder #143709
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Perfect Plum card base at 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 Polka Dot Basics embossing folder.   Color the edge of your card front with either a Perfect Plum Marker or your ink pad.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp  your Lots of Lavender image on Whisper White cardstock.
~Color.  I used the Rich Razzleberry Dark & Light Blends Markers and the Old Olive Light Blends Markers.  You can also use the 2-Step stamp with the ink colors of your choice.
~When finished coloring, cut your image out with the Stitched Shapes Oval.  Yes, you will end up cutting off the ends of you stems.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

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