It's CASE-ing Tuesday! And today, we're celebrating masculine birthdays. Well, the original card wasn't, but I just had to use this striped paper I found in the Whole Lot of Lovely Design Series Paper Stack. And I used my Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color the Birthday Wishes for You sentiment outline. I find it hard to to do masculine cards; I always want to add something sparkly, or maybe a bow. I had to settle instead for some Night of Navy 3/8" Corduroy Ribbon instead.
Come join the Case-ing party! Create a card based on the above pattern and then post it on the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook post. Or, if you post it elsewhere, please use the hashtag #CASEingTuesday123.
Base: Whisper White thick Cardstock
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper, Striped Pattern
Layer 3: Shimmery White Cardstock, 3 7/8" x 2 1/2"
Layer 4: Whisper White Cardstock
Layer 5: Night of Navy 3/8" Corduroy Ribbon, 2 lengths of 6"
Just two spots remain for my Stampin' At the Beach spring Retreat. Email me by January 31 to register.
One of my favorite events during the month is to celebrate the success of my Stamping Bee team. Every month, I have a team challenge and for those who achieve their goal, we have a get together to celebrate. I always have a special theme to make it a little more festive. This month, we celebrated five ladies who achieved their December goals with a Champagne Celebration.
And because we're Stamping Bees, no get together would be complete without a little stamping! This month, we made love notes with the Narrow Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes. I wanted to showcase the Sure do Love You and Lots of Lavender Stamp Sets, along with the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. Aren't they adorable? And they came together so quickly, too.
The Narrow Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes are perfect for Valentine's cards for classrooms or teachers, or little love notes to tuck inside a lunch box or bouquet of flowers. You could even use them for gift card enclosures! They measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and come 20 to a packet for only $8. I don't know about you, but I've already bought several packs to make more of these cute little notes.
Today's tutorial is going to be a bit different. I'll going to give you the directions to build the first few layers, but then you can design them yourself. Have fun!
Base: Narrow Whisper White Note Card, 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Layer 1: Subtract in either 1/8" or 1/4" increments. If you want a narrow boarder, use 1/8"; a wider boarder uses 1/4".
OR...don't use any paper to build a layer and use some of our larger background stamps, like I did. I used the Burlap Background Stamp for the card on the left and the Marbled Background Stamp for the card on the right.
Today is the last day to register for the January 27th Seasonal Sampler Class. You can choose to make the sampler, or 10 cards using the designs from the sampler. To register,please email me. (This is also available as a Class To Go. Email me for more information.
Just TWO spots remain for theMarch 16-18th Stampin' @ the Beach weekend retreat. Email me to register by January 31.
Don't you hate it when, you're stamping and everything is going great and then, "oops" there's a smudge of ink right across your project. That's what happened to me when I was making this cute Party Panda card for my New Year's Bingo party. I guess I inked the stamp too much, and in the recessed area of the balloon, once on paper there was a big black smudge. Rather than start over - because I was in a hurry - I decided to see what I could to do save it.
I grabbed my Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker and colored the inside of the balloon. That smudge was still noticeable. In the Bingo Goodie bags, everyone was getting whole pack of the Wooden Hearts & Stars embellishments. I took one of the small hearts, and smooshed it gently into in my Calypso Coral Ink Pad to dye it. Once it was dry, I used a glue dot to cover up my smudge. Add an "Love you" sentiment to tie it altogether, and voila, a happy little accident was born. I guess Bob Ross really did know what he was talking about.
What kind of happy accidents have you experience lately?
Both the Party Pandas and Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper are 2018 Sale-a-Bration Products,. Each are FREE with a $50 purchase.
Base: Basic Black, 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper, 5 1/4" x 4:
Layer 2: Basic Black, 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Inside Layer: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4"
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Hello! Today, I'm playing along with the Colour INKpiration Challenge crew. This challenge used the color combo, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White. I won this Bird Banter Stamp Set at the November OnStage and hadn't yet had the opportunity to use I it. When I saw this challenge yesterday, I grabbed this off the shelf and set to work designing a card.
I love the updated classic look of Night of Navy and the bright Lemon Lime Twist. I'm not sure I've ever used this color combo before, but I'm going to have to be sure to use it again.
When coloring the bird, I tried a few different techniques and materials. First I used the Blends, then Watercolor Pencils, but settled on 'painting' him using my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush dipped into ink that I had smooshed into the lids of my Stampin' Ink Pads.
While it has several layers, this card was quick to put together. Let's take a look at the cutting instructions in Today's Tutorial.
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4
Layer 1: Lemon Lime Twist, 5" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Night of Navy, 4 7/8" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Lemon Lime Twist, 4" x 3"
Layer 4: Night of Navy, 3 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Whisper White, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
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I've had this Lots of Love Box Framelit Die set for a few weeks now. It coordinates with theSure Do Love You Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog. I've used a few of the smaller pieces in the die set - the banner and the hearts, but I'd yet to use the box die itself.
Last night, I wanted to use my Blender Pens on theLots of Lavender set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog after I heard some say they didn't like the watercolor effect. Using the Blender Pen allows you to fill in the color more precisely and evenly. I stamped the whole image in Rich Razzleberry, then used my Blender Pen to pull the color from the stamped image. I still stamped the leaves, stems, and bow to keep the softer watercolor look. I rather like the effect, don't you?
Then, came the time to decide what to do with it? As I said before, I think lavender lends itself so well to a rustic image and I wanted to keep that feel, but I wasn't in the mood to make a card. I remembered I had the Lots of Love Box Framelit Die and thought it would showcase my image nicely. You never know when you need a pretty little box, too. The finished box measures 4-7/8" x 3" x 5/8", and can hold treats, jewelry, or small love notes. It happens to coordinate perfectly with the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes making it the perfect size for a small note card collection. I haven't decided what to do with it just yet, but I do like the way it turned out.
To make the box, you'll need to sheets of 4 1/4 x 6 1/2" paper. I used 2 sheets from the Eastern Palace Designer Paper Collection. The two pieces will be glued opposite each other and I will do a video just as soon as the new memory card for my phone arrives. I'm completely out of memory and unable to do any videos until tomorrow. Once the box is made, I wrapped it with Burlap Ribbon and overlapped that with Very Vanilla Lace, tying a bow to the extreme far right of the front of the box.
To stamp the image...
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