Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Layering Love - PPA301

Today's Pals Paper Arts color challenge #301 by Rae Harper, features Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Pool Party colors. I used the new Layering Love stamp set for my sentiment. This set has four great sentiments! I combined it with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, to die-cut the card front short, revealing the dot patterned paper on the inside edge.

Closed view of card

This view shows the card slightly open to show the curved front of the card and the dot patterned paper on the inside. Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment!

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals #133155, Layering Love (sentiment) #141965
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay #131197, Pool Party #122924, Whisper White #100730
DSP: Schoolhouse DSP (Pool Party dots) #138187, Regals DSP stack (Crushed Curry floral) #138436
Inks: Bermuda Bay #131171, Crushed Curry #131173
Framelits/Thinlits: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497, Tags & Labels Framelits #138282
Punches: Petite Petals #133322, 1/16” Handheld Circle Punch #134363
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Embossing Folder: Lovely Lace TIEF #133737
Ribbon: 5/8” Organza Ribbon #114319, Baker’s Twine - Whisper White #124262
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Garden In Bloom - GDP037

Today's Global Design Project - GDP037 challenge is a fun color challenge using Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Island Indigo colors.

For this challenge I pulled out my "go to" stamp set, Hardwood. I sponged alternating planks with Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe inks. I think I could use this stamp on most any card project! Garden In Bloom stamp set has some really pretty flowers, leaves, sentiments and loving the bee!

To add more texture to the flowers, I cut tiny pieces of Tip Top Taupe card stock for the flower centers. Leave me a comment, I love comments! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Garden In Bloom #139433, Hardwood #133035
Cardstock: Mint Macaron #138337, Island Indigo #122923, Tip Top Taupe #138336, 
     Whisper White #100730
Inks: Tip Top Taupe #138325, Mint Macaron #138326, Island Indigo #126986
Marker: Tip Top Taupe (Hand drawn Bee path) #138333
Framelits: Lots of Labels #138281
Punches: Handheld ¼” Circle #134364, Handheld 1/8” Circle #134365
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, MISTI, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Linen Thread #104199
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponges #101610

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques - Pals May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Watercolor emboss resist on Shimmery White cardstock.

Front and back

Inset to show detail and color

For this card, I chose to highlight a couple of items that will soon be retiring: the Swallowtail stamp and Black Stampin' Emboss Powder. Watercoloring using an emboss resist has become my favorite technique! Up to this point, I have only watercolored in small areas. Not for this card! The Swallowtail stamp was embossed with black embossing powder, watercolored using an Aqua Painter and ink pads. For the background, I used a paintbrush to paint the background with water and reinkers. If you are like me, I love shimmer but am not a glitter girl. This card was so much fun to make and I love the results of the colors on the shimmery cardstock. It has such a rich, depth of color that I love. An added bonus, no two cards will ever look the same. Each will be a unique piece of art (from the heart). Give watercolor a try on the Shimmery White cardstock!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 
Blog Hop Line-up:  
  1. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love

Stamp Sets: Swallowtail #129216, Wetlands #126697 (sentiment), 
     Papillon Potpourri #123759 (small butterfly - envelope)
Cardstock: Basic Black #121045, Shimmery White #101910, Crumb Cake #120953 (inside)
Inks: Pacific Point #126951, Bermuda Bay #131171, Soft Suede #126978, VersaMark #102283,    
     Memento Tuxedo Black #132708 (small butterfly - envelope)
Reinkers: Crumb Cake #121029, Pacific Point #111840
Framelits: Banners Framelits #132173 (sentiment flagged)
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, 
     Paper Snips #103579, Embossing Buddy #103083, Heat Tool #129053
Ribbon: Linen Thread #104199
Other: Stampin’ Emboss Powder – Black #109133, Master’s Touch #3 Round Paint Brush,  
     Aqua Painter #103954
Adhesives: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Mini Glue Dots #103683
Envelope: Crumb Cake #107297

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Botanical Blooms Wedding Card

A classic card that is soft and shimmery. Sending wedding wishes for a sweet, young couple. 
The bride-to-be spent a summer with us. She is so much a part of our family!

A close-up of the flowers lightly brushed with color.

Stamp Sets: Botanical  Blooms #140757, Rose Wonder (Sentiment) #140697
Cardstock: Shimmery White #101910, Sahara Sand #121043, Very Vanilla #101650
Inks: Sahara Sand #126976
Framelits: Botanical Builder Framelits #140625
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
Envelope: Very Vanilla #107300
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Mini Glue Dots #103683

To order supplies from me, go to my online store, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlysouthern/.