Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Piece of Cake Edition

Welcome to the second Monday of the month and another Stamp Review Crew hop! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. Today we are featuring Piece of Cake, a fun 21 piece photopolymer set that has a coordinating Cake Builder punch. You may have landed here from the fabulous Kelly Kent's blog, My Papercraft Journey. She was number four on the hop, and I am fifth of eight participants. You can jump forward or backward by following the links below.

I have used this set for many birthday cards, so I thought it would be fun to do a wedding themed card this time. And, since I love shiny stuff, I just had to make it using some of the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP and Foil Sheets which I hadn't played with yet!

Sticking with a monochrome look, the cake and cake stand were stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and colored with Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends, then punched out. The flower arrangement had to be fussy-cut, but it was quick work. After everything was adhered, I added Noble Peacock Rhinestones to the cake (MORE bling!) and stamped the greeting underneath the cake stand.

The oval foil frame was cut and embossed with the Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders. Helpful hint: If you are using a Big Shot and have the magnetic platform, the 3D Embossing folder can be used without needing a shim! The "sandwich" is magnetic platform, 3D folder with cardstock inside, and ONE clear cutting pad on top. That's it! Just like the old Dynamic folders with a standard platform.

The inside of the card is dressed up as well, with a strip of Pretty Peacock foil and the flower arrangement stamped end to end so it looks like lace.

Up next is the awesome Jay Soriano, at Mitosu Crafts. I can't wait to see what he's done with this set!

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Friday, June 14, 2019

My Inky Friends Creativity is Calling

It's a new month, and a new catalog, so My Inky Friends are featuring new products! If you landed here from Sara's blog, Lily's Ink Pad, then you saw her playing with the Rustic Retreat stamp set. It's it awesome? If you are starting here, just follow the links below to hop forward or backward to see what we have for you today!

Heart's Delight Cards, Free As A Bird, MIF Creativity is Calling, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

I chose the Free as a Bird stamp set and Bird Ballad Suite. Gosh, I just love those birds!!! We have so many colorful song birds here that it was a no brainer for me!

Heart's Delight Cards, Free As A Bird, MIF Creativity is Calling, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

This was one of those cards where I started out with one idea and it went in a whole different direction. Originally I was going to use the single bird image and color it, but I really loved the coloring on this bird that's in the DSP, so I fussy-cut it and use it instead. The feathers were fussy-cut from the DSP, as well.

Heart's Delight Cards, Free As A Bird, MIF Creativity is Calling, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

So, the only stamp that was used was the greeting, LOL. The Stitched Nested Labels Dies were used to cut the greeting, and it's part of the Free As a Bird Bundle. That's all from me today. Now hop on over to Rhonda, The Stampin' Bunny, where she's featuring To A Wild Rose!
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Daisy Lane Black-eyed Susans

Black-eyed Susans are blooming all around here right now, and they always make me smile when I see them. I knew that I could duplicate them using the Daisy Lane stamp set, coordinating Medium Daisy Punch, and Perennial Essence Floral Centers, so this was one of the cards we made in Saturday's Stamp Club.

Start by dyeing the fuzzy flower centers with an Early Espresso ink pad. Grab the adhesive dimensional on the back side with tweezers and press the fuzzy side onto the ink pad several times to get the coverage you want. Set aside to dry, or dry with a Heat Tool on the low setting.

Stamp four of the medium daisies in Daffodil Delight ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock and punch them out with the Medium Daisy Punch. Glue one daisy over the other, offsetting the petals, so that you have two complete daisies. Stamp the daisy stem twice on the DSP using Mossy Meadow ink, and color with a Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blend marker.

Stamp the greeting in Early Espresso, adhere the DSP to the card base and glue the daisies on. Add the fuzzy centers, and a few Noble Peacock Rhinestones, and you're done!

REMINDER - I am having a special this month for anyone who orders the Daisy Lane stamp set OR the Daisy Lane Bundle. Place your order before June 30th, and use the host code NYGAAWEK to receive a pack of Perennial Essence Floral Centers from me! If your order is $150 or more don't use the host code because you will get Stampin' Rewards AND still receive the floral centers from me!

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Floral Essence Sunrise

Heart's Delight Cards, Floral Essence, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

I had some fun playing with new catalog goodies this week. While I was cutting all the DSP samples to share with my downline, I set aside one of the cuts from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP because I had an idea for it.

Heart's Delight Cards, Floral Essence, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

Since I was also sending them a sample of the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, I set aside a piece of it, too. Did you know that, with the exception of Pretty Peacock, the new In Colors make a fabulous sunrise (or sunset) watercolor wash? Oh, yes they do, as can be seen here! I started with Terracotta Tile, then Rococo Rose, followed by Purple Posy and Seaside Spray.

Heart's Delight Cards, Floral Essence, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

After making the wash and letting it dry, I cut the watercolor paper down to fit the back of the 3-1/2" x 5" laser-cut piece and adhered them both to a Very Vanilla card base. The flower from Floral Essence was stamped twice with Rococo Rose on Very Vanilla cardstock, then colored with the matching Stampin' Blends, with the center stamped in Soft Suede (stamped off once). The Coordinating Perennial Flower Punch makes quick work of "building" a flower! And, of course, you can get the stamp set and punch as a bundle and save 10%.

Heart's Delight Cards, Floral Essence, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

I used Old Olive to stamp the leaves on the Old Olive vellum (Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock) and dried it with the Heat Tool on the low setting. Because it's vellum, it doesn't absorb the ink very well, so drying thoroughly is a must! The leaves were then punched out with the Leaf Punch and adhered with glue, then the flower was popped up on dimensionals.

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