I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to join in the Creative Inking Blog Hop group. It's such an honor to be here and share with you. This month, we had a card sketch to use. I like card sketches because it take a lot of the guess work out of it for me. Follow the design and the rest falls into place.
For my card, I chose a lime twist on the Lemon Zest stamp set. Today, I wanted limes, not lemons so I used lime slices, which I cut out with layering circles, and framed them with Night of Navy layering scalloped circles.
Do you see how juicy they look? This a fun technique that I just love when I want a glossy or shiny finish. Once you stamp your image, use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to coat your image with fine layer of glue. While it's wet, sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter. Shake off the extra and let it dry.
Then, stamp the inside with your favorite sentiment.
I'm really happy the Lemon Zest stamp set and Lemon Builder Punch are carrying over into the new catalog. However, right now, you save 10% when you bundle them together. That savings disappears after May 31st, though. So, if you're thinking of getting the Lemon Zest bundle, now would be the perfect time to do so.
Click the image below to see what Renee Kohnke created!
Click the image below to see what Diane Evans created!
Thanks for stopping by. See you next month...and Happy Stamping!
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And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
I saw a similar design on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to give it a try. How did I not notice my wonky bow though when I was taking the photo? Argh...Guess it needs an extra glue dot before it gets mailed off.
You know by now that my favorite stamp set this spring was Petal Palette. You have no idea how glad I was to see it carrying over into the new catalog. You could have taken every stamp set off my shelves if I could just have kept this set for a little longer. (Thankfully, that didn't need to happen!) And while I love the sentiments from this set, nothing seemed to fit this card when it was finished. I scoured my shelves and came up with this one from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set. I haven't used that one very much, and thought this sentiment was somehow fitting.
This card really is one of those that's prettier in person. I watercolored the Flirty Flamingo background using my Wink of Stella glitter brush. Then, stamped the branches in Early Espresso. The overall effect was quite difficult to capture with the camera, though.
I will be in Washington DC this weekend visiting friends, so there won't be a Crafty Saturday Facebook Live this week. But please, stay tuned next week. We'll have to do a quick one before my monthly club comes at 10 . Yikes!
Happy weekend everyone! Be sure to post pictures on my Facebook page of what you're crafting this weekend. I'm taking my Paper Pumpkin on the train with me. That ought to be fun, don't you think?
Base: Flirty Flamingo, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4", with corners rounded using the Envelope Punch Board
Layer 3: Whisper White, cut out with Petals and More thinlets
When did words like 'dapper' go out of style? I'm glad to see it used in the Truly Tailored stamp set. And while I didn't use the Tailored Tag Punch from the bundle, I did make a tag! How fun to have a gift tag that matches the card. Pretty spiffy!
I love a bundle with punches! They're so quick and easy to use. No getting out your Big Shot; no time spent searching for framelits. Just stamp, punch, and you're good to go. Bundles with punches often have a lower price point, too, them great for those of us watching our crafting budget.
May's Sweet & Simple Class (May 6th) features the Truly Tailored Bundle. We're going to make 4 masculine cards that are sure to appeal to even the most discerning of gentleman. (Please note: this is on the FIRST Sunday, not second Sunday due to Mother's Day).
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 1 7/8" x 5", punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paer, 1 3/4" x 5"punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 3: Tranquil Tide, Scalloped Layering Circle
Layer 4: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stitched Circle Framelit
Talk about dazzling! Did anyone else start singing that 80's classic, The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades when they saw this? Maybe there should be a warning on the envelope: Contents BRIGHT! Open at your own risk!
I'm still patiently - or maybe impatiently - waiting for my new products to arrive. I really thought they'd be here yesterday. But in the meantime, the extra time waiting for UPS means I'm rediscovering stamp sets that I haven't used in a while, like Pocketful of Sunshine. I don't think I've used this since last May!
The Pocketful of Sunshine is just one of this spring's retiring bundles that are carrying over separately. What does that mean? Right now, bundles save you 10% off the catalog price. But starting in June, the following bundles will be split apart, with no additional savings.
Here's the list of the current bundles which will be split apart in June. Order now to save 10%. Remember to use April's Host Code V6CH6PKM. All orders of $50 or more will receive 1 FREE Sale-a-Bration item of their choice from my collection.
Base: Lemon Lime Twist, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored
at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Perfect Days Memories and More card, 5" x 3 3/4".
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 4: Perfect Days Memories and More card, 3" x 4"
Layer 5: Lemon Lime Twist
Does anyone else struggle with cards for guys? I tell myself to be conservative with embellishments, but oh it's so hard not to add a bow or glimmer dots somewhere. I guess that's why I like the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. It adds just enough design without needing a whole lot of extra stuff to jazz it up.
Speaking of bow ties...the Lad used to love to wear ties and sweater vests when he was very young. Oh...he'd go to kindergarten and first grade all decked out in a little dragon tie. He was super adorable.
I did have fun with this week's CASE-ing Challenge. Using designer series paper as your focal point, really makes quick, Sweet & Simple cards, that don't require a lot of extra work. Truly...this came together from start to finish in 10 minutes or less.
Why don't you give this week's challenge a try? Create a card based on this week's sketch and post it on our CASE-ing Challenge Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you create!
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper,
5" x 1 3/4"
Layer 4: Night of Navy, Tailored Tag Punch, cut in half lengthwise
Layer 5: Crumb Cake, Tailored Tag Punch
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