Pink...blue....I couldn't decide so I made them both! Love doesn't need to be expressed in red candy hearts. It can be subtle and modern, like these modern floral silhouettes from the Petal Passion Memories and More pack. It's funny how a simple black and white card can come to life with just a hint of color.
So...happy Valentine's Day. Shower those you love with love, not just today but every day.
Base: Basic Black, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: ***Powder Pink 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Petal Passion Memories and More Card, trimmed to 5" x 3 3/4"
***Or Pool Party
On myFacebook Live video last night, I showed you all of the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper patterns. Who says it has to be for Valentine's only? With all the Gold Foil highlights, they are absolutely stunning. I'm even thinking of getting some 12" x 12" frames and simply framing the whole sheets and hanging them in my studio.
While I love the watercolor brushstrokes on some of the paper, this one is one of my favorites. It makes me think of lipstick swatches. The layers are so brilliant, they still look wet!
I CASEd this card from a swap I received in January. This is clearly my style, with it's simple design clearly highlighting the designer series paper, making in the focal point of the card.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 2: Gold Foil, cut from Sweet & Sassy Framelits
Layer 3: Whisper White banner, 3 1/4" x 3/4"
Layer 4: Gold Metallic Tinsel Bow
Eclipse cards are all the rage right now and they're so fun to make. I've seen some great ones out there, but wanted the message of this one to stand out, so I kept the design fairly simple. And you know I must love someone quite a lot if I'm going to use a whole 4 3/4" square of Gold Foil as a background layer! And I love how it peeks out in the middle of the "O", don't you?
I have a secret to tell you. When I joined Stampin' Up! in 2015, I couldn't stand Calypso Coral! It seemed like it was everywhere in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs that year, and I was so tired of it, I wished it would go away forever. And now, I seem to reach for it quite often. Coral's never been a favorite of mine; it has those orange tones I shy away from. But it is a warm color that's great for the winter blah's. Not a bright orange, and not pink; somewhere in between. It's funny really, because if you had suggested would use this color combination back then, I would have thought you were crazy!
But leave it to Stampin' Up! to create such a beautiful specialty designer series paper that makes me pull Calypso Coral off the shelves! The Painted with Love Paper uses some amazing watercolor and foiling techniques that will really add some WOW to your projects.
And...did you notice the gold hearts? Those are actually Gold Vinyl Stickers! They're quite fun and I'm sure I can use them for some different projects around the house. Hmmm...off to go find something I can use these on!
I'm going to be making this card LIVE on Facebook tonight at 9 pm. Won't you join me as I demonstrate the Eclipse technique?
Base: Basic Black, 5" x 5"
Layer 1: Gold Foil, 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Layer 2: Calypso Coral, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2"
Layer 3: Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Layer 4: Painted with Love Gold Vinyl Stickers
Layer 5: Whisper White, 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" (for inside layer.
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.
Simply adorable! These cute little Valentine's will be perfect to send to my nice and nephew in California. I just live these whimsical little animals in the Love you Lots hostess set. Using precut notecards and these simple, outline stamps make quick projects, too. And using the notecards means that you can get 2 cards from one sheet of 6" x 6" designer paper, too! (Here, I used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack).
The elephants were stamped in Basic Gray, the hedgehogs in Soft Suede, and the ladybugs were stamped in Basic Black. A Real Red Stampin' Write marker added a bit of color to the ladybugs and the flower. This is the perfect set for a quick 'thinking of you' card.
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Cutting and Measurement
Base: Whisper White Note Card 5" x 3-1/2"
Layer 1: Real Red cardstock 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Sending Love designer paper 4 1/2" x 3"
Layer 3: Layering Shapes
Putting it All Together
1. Stamp outlines onto Layering shapes.
2. Adhere layers 1 & 2. Wrap and tie ribbon as needed.
3. Adhere layers 1 & 2 to Base.
4. Add stamped shapes to base with dimensionals.
5. Add metallic enamel shapes as needed.
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