Monday, May 22, 2017

Another Hello Card

In the Hero Arts set that I've used for my last two cards, there are two four-step flowers. Here is the second one. For today's card, I went with yellows and oranges/rust. After stamping it, I carefully cut it out and mounted it on Pop Dots. The greenery was cut with a new Spellbinders set of dies that I got at Michael's with a 60% off coupon and a gift card. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The card is done with ivory cardstock.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pansy Hello

Well, I had a great streak of almost two months without missing a day of blogging:) That streak came to an end yesterday. But, I did finish up a card today and thought I would post it.

I was using the same set of stamps as Friday's card - from Hero Arts. The flowers are made up using four stamps, and today I went with yellow and purples. I stamped and masked. The leaves are also two-step stamped. I die cut the sentiment using a die that just arrived in Friday's mail. I cut it once out of black and twice out of a thick cereal box and then stacked them - for dimension. I matted with matching cardstock.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Multi-Step Stamping

When Michael's had their buy-one-get-one-free sale last week (or the week before?), I bought a couple Hero Arts sets. One of them is Christmas sentiments. The other is this multi-step stamping set. I stamped the flower with four stamps using various shades of pink/red. The leaves are two-step stamped in greens. Using a craft knife, I cut carefully around the edge of the flower in the two spots where I wanted the leaves, and then slipped them in. The sentiment was one stamp from Papertrey Ink that I cut into two pieces for stamping this card. I matted with a dark pink and mounted on Pop Dots.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun With Shapes #3 and #4

Here are my third and fourth cards using the Stampin' Up! set called "Fun With Shapes."

For this first card, I used the row of triangles, the star and the small rectangle. I used Star Dust Stickles on the stars and red glitter glue for the dots on the trees. I matted with green and embossed the edges with a Cuttlebug border folder. The image panel is mounted on Pop Dots. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.
The fourth card. (I still have the little "hello" to use on another card.) I used the row of solid circles, the row of outline circles and the ornament hanger. I used silver embossing powder for the outline circles and the ornament hanger. I stamped the snowflakes on the ornaments with green ink using a My Favorite Things stamp. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things, also, and is embossed with silver. The image panel is matted with shimmery silver paper.

And no ... no one "made" me use these stamps! :)

Also, I had a question on this card, with no way to reply to the asker. (However, thanks for your name!) That die, which you can see here, does not cut on the left side. Therefore you can make it any width you'd like. I have done cards like this one where the butterflies are way to the right, and other cards where I cut it narrow and the butterflies are much closer to the left side. Hope that helps! If not, please email me. My address is in the "View my complete profile" under my picture. There is a link to click on to email me.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fun With Shapes #1 and #2

OK, OK ... I used the set that I said I wasn't going to! :) These two cards, and the two cards I will share tomorrow, are made using the Stampin' Up! set called "Fun With Shapes." The set consists of thirteen stamps: four three-in-a-row solid stamps (circles, triangles, squares and rectangles), two outline stamps (circles and squares), six small images (a star, a bow, a rectangle, an ornament hanger, a flower and a candle flame) and a small stamp that says, "hello." I will use the little "hello" on a later card.

For this first card, I used the row of rectangles and the flame. I added Star Dust Stickles to the flames. I matted with matching blue cardstock and mounted on Pop Dots. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is stamped with the same color blue ink.

This second card uses the row of squares, the row of square outlines, the flower and the bow. I matted with matching purple cardstock. The sentiment is the same stamp as the first card, from PTI. The image panel is again mounted on Pop Dots and I added pink gems to the flower centers.

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