Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Still In The Pines

I may have an addiction... I can't seem to resist tree stamps. I love florals, and can't resist them, either, but it doesn't seem to matter how many tree stamps I already have, I need to get new ones when they come out. Because they're different than what I already have. Hey, there are far worse things I could be addicted to, right? Right???

Case in point: In The Pines photopolymer stamps and coordinating Pine Woods Dies. I have so many ideas for this beautiful set that I'm having a hard time picking one and following through before starting the next! Today's card is another CAS beauty utilizing two of my favorite things; plaid patterns and negative die cuts.

I die cut the tree, embossed it, and then used a stitched rectangle to cut it out. The tree was then backed by the Shaded Spruce plaid pattern in Plaid Tidings and popped up on dimensionals over the Crumb Cake colored plaid. I fussy cut the Shaded Spruce greeting and popped it up, too, then added the star and Shaded Spruce rhinestones from the Holiday Basic Jewels.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sympathy for a Friend

My friend's pet rabbit died a couple days ago and she's heartbroken. He had been her buddy for a long time, and I don't care what species the fur baby may be, they have a way of working their way into our hearts, and losing them is almost like losing a family member. My own heart aches for her because I've felt that loss.

I wanted to keep her card simple, and the rabbit image in Nature's Beauty was perfect for this. Since the card colors were a somber black, white, and gray, I didn't even need to color the bunny. (Puggy was black & white anyway.) The greeting is from Pampered Pets.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

CAS Holiday

Changing things up a bit today with this CAS In The Pines card. NO bling, NO shiny stuff, NO embellishments of any kind. Whaaa?! And no, I'm not running a fever, LOL.

I just wanted to see if I could actually do it. I think it turned out pretty well, but I may have gone overboard with the texture. What do you think?

After watercolor washing the background, I let it dry, then stamped some spatters. It was embossed with the Tasteful Textures folder, matted on Just Jade, and adhered to the card. I cut the rectangle and embossed it with one of the Wrapped in Texture folders, then the tree was die cut from Just Jade and glued to the rectangle. After stamping the greeting (Shaded Spruce) it was die cut and glued over the tree trunk, then the whole thing was popped up on dimensionals.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saturday Bountiful Blessings

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is "Bountiful Blessings" and, despite some current world affairs, I think we still have much for which to be thankful! 

I used Gather Together and the Gathered Leaves Dies for this card, and I did something a little different. The maple leaves were die cut from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock and then colored with dark Real Red and dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends! After coloring, I buffed them a bit with a paper towel to take some of the color off.

I did use Poppy Parade for the mat because the Real Red was a bit brighter on the brushed metallic cardstock, but the Sequins For Everything matched nicely!

That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner made!
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Gather Together Bundle
  • Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, and Brushed Metallic Cardstock
  • Real Red and So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Real Red and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combos
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Shapes and Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Sequins For Everything
  • Forever greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Stampin' Seal, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, and Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sending Paper Hugs

squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.

I'm a hugger, and this pandemic has put a serious crimp in me being able to express my affection for others. The next best thing I can think of is to send a paper hug, though it's not nearly as soul-satisfying as the real thing.

But, on the bright side, it gives me an excuse (like I needed one, LOL) to make and send cards to people to let them know I love 'em. And I love them a lot if I'm fussy cutting flowers for them!


Embossed panel: Whisper White 3-3/4" x 5" embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D folder

Mat: Coastal Cabana 3-7/7" x 5-1/8"

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