Monday, February 19, 2018

Control Freaks Celebrate - BIRTHDAYS!


Welcome to the February 2018 edition of the Tour de Freaks! This month we are celebrating birthdays, which is kind of appropriate for me because I have so many friends and family members with February birthdays!

If you started at the beginning of the hop, then you just landed here from Debbie's blog, Debbie's Designs.  If you are starting here, just follow the link at the bottom to go on to the next stop on the tour!

I have two completely different birthday cards to share today. My creativity has been all over the spectrum lately, and it shows with today's projects!  Up first is a bright, kind of "poke you in the eye" card using the Picture Perfect Party DSP as the starting point. I love the photographic imagery, and that the back sides are patterned paper.

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There were so many colors I could have pulled from the DSP, but I chose Lemon Lime Twist because there was a coordinating glimmer paper in the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper pack. I wanted that greeting to SPARKLE! It was cut three times in Lemon Lime Twist, the glimmer paper, and Basic Black, then glued together slightly offset. Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (cut in half) make it stand up off the back ground.

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My next card is a little more subdued, but makes up for it with the cuteness factor!  I adore the birds in Bird Banter, and the greetings that come with it are equally cute! This card was made for a friend's hubby, who I just learned had a birthday a couple days ago.

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Inside the card says, "Obviously, it wasn't an early bird." That just cracks me up! Anyway, I hope a parrot with a balloon and party hat gave him a smile, even though it was a bit late. It was fun coloring the images with Stampin' Blends. The balloon and party hat were fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals.

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That's all I have for today - up next is Dawn Olchefske, over at Do Stamping with Dawn!

http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2018/02/controlfreaksfebruary2018.html

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Stamp Review Crew - Petal Palette


Welcome to the latest edition of the Stamp Review Crew. This time we are playing with the pretty Petal Palette, which is not only a beautiful stamp set, but is part of a suite of items that are absolutely awesome! If you've been following the hop from the beginning, then you just landed here from Charlet's bog, Painted Orange. She always WOWs me; it's no wonder she's an Artisan Design Team member!


My project today uses SIX(!) of the stamps in Petal Palette, as well as three of the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits. I think that's the most stamps I've ever used on one card! There was a little bit of fussy cutting involved, too, since one of the floral sprigs didn't have a matching Thinlit.


A few days ago I discovered what fun it is to color on the glossy Springtime Foils Specialty DSP, part of the SAB 2nd Release. I remembered that I had a pack of Glossy White cardstock, so I used it for stamping and coloring the flowers. You really must try it - the colors flow on so smoothly, whether it's our Stampin' Blends, or Stampin' Write markers!


The rose bunch inside was stamped in Smoky Slate, stamped off twice for a shadow effect, and I did cheat just a little with the inside sentiment from Thankful Thoughts. It seemed perfect for this card!


Did you notice the "dew drops" on the rose petals? (If you zoom in you can see them.) Those are from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

That's all I have to share; thanks for joining me today! Up next is Deb Burgin, at Heartfelt Inkspiration. I love her clean style!

http://www.painted-orange.com/charletswebsite/2018/2/18/petal-palette-stamp-review-crew
http://heartfeltinkspiration.com/2018/02/18/stamp-review-crew-petal-palette/









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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Big on Birthdays Meets Spingtime Foils!

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Need a quick, easy birthday card? Look no further! The focus may be on the layered big birthday greeting, but the colored Springtime Foils Specialty DSP background makes a statement as well. This DSP is part of the SAB 2nd Release, and is available for free with a $50 purchase!

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On the first card, I used Stampin' Blends to color the foiled floral image. The glossy nature of the DSP makes it super easy to color with markers, and the alcohol markers used here dry almost instantly. Do be aware that if you use the water-based Stampin' Write Markers that it will take a little longer to dry! You can speed it along with the Heat Tool set on low.

If you want to add a quick splash of color, without getting into detailed coloring, then grab a Stamping Sponge and buff some color on, as I did on this ombre background. Again, the glossy DSP makes it super easy to add color without streaks. Just keep buffing to spread the color!

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If you want a REALLY quick card and don't feel like coloring, the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP stands on its own, too. This is a great masculine card - just stamp the greeting, add the mats and Stampin' Dimensionals and it's complete!

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Measurements (from greeting down to card base)

 Greeting: Whisper White 1-1/2" x 3-1/2"
 Mat (same color as greeting): 1-5/8" x 3-5/8"
 Mat (glimmer or foil): 1-7/8" x 3-7/8"
 Mat: Whisper White 2" x 4"
 Mat (same color as greeting): 2-1/4" x 4-1/4"
 DSP: 4" x 5-1/4"
 Card base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"

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Friday, February 16, 2018

SAB Second Release

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Today's the day! There are three new items (the bundle counts as one) added to the Sale-A-Bration selections, and they are fabulous!!! To see the flyer, click the image below.

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/Sale-A-Bration%202018/2nd%20Release/20180216_SAB18-2_en-US.pdf

I've already made several cards with the beautiful Blossoming Basket Bundle, so today I wanted to focus on the beautiful Springtime Foils Specialty DSP. There are four gorgeous designs and you get three sheets of each design for a total of twelve 12" x 12" sheets!

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This card used the rose gold foiled floral design, which was colored with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut. The blossom was glued to the silver striped DSP that had been cut with the largest Stitched Shapes circle.

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After stamping the dots with Powder Pink, the circle was then popped up on dimensionals and the bow (colored w/ Pink Pirouette Blends) was added. The greeting was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.

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