Ornate Blossom Cards {Shades of Blue}

I started out with inspiration from this card. Although this pattern from Greenhouse Gala DSP matches the Ornate Blossom stamp set, I could not figure out a way to use them together. It was overkill whenever I tried. By sticking with a small section of the paper however, it balances out and doesn’t make the pattern seem too bold.

Card base is Marina Mist, with a strip of Greenhouse Gala DSP paper pierced. I stamped the Ornate Blossom stamp in Marina Mist ink and the “just for you” in chocolate chip ink, from the Level 1 Hostess set Afterthoughts.

At the top, I used the corner rounder and tied some 1/4″ Chocolate chip twill ribbon (retired) around.

To add some more color, I attached three flower buttons with mini glue dots.

Along the same lines, I made this card using Ornate Blossom and Curly Cute stamp sets. The base is Marina Mist, with a strip of Greenhouse Gala DSP layered with chocolate chip card stock along the bottom.

I stamped the Ornate Blossom with chocolate chip ink on whisper white card stock and paper pierced all around with the paper piercer. Then, I layered it onto pear pizzaz card stock with stampin dimensionals.

The “thinking of you” is from Curly Cute, stamped in chocolate chip ink on whisper white. I added a pierced line below the words to coordinate with the main image.

For this last card, I stamped the Ornate Blossom stamp in Versamark on whisper white card stock and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Then, I used the Brayer to add Pacific Point, Marina Mist, and Baja Breeze ink over the embossed image, darkest to lightest. Wipe the ink off the embossed image with a tissue.

Next, I stamped “for you” from Great Friends in Versamark and again, heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I paper pierced on either side of it with the paper piercer.

The main image was then matted onto whisper white card stock that I punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch and paper pierced each scallop.

The card base is Baja Breeze, stamped with En Francais in Baja Breeze ink. I attached the whisper white layer to the base with stampin dimensionals and then added three pearls from Pearl Basic Jewels.

Cheers! It’s a Party! {Summer Party Invitations}

I’m working on some summer themed party invitations using the Cheers to You stamp set. I like them all for different reasons but the last one is my favorite. This stamp set looks especially good embossed and colored in with Copics. Crystal Effects gives an added 3D effect that also makes the drinks stand out.

Party Invite #1:

Stamps: Cheers to You, non SU party stamp; Card stock: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Island Oasis DSP; Ink: Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo Markers; Accessories: Aquapainter, Black Embossing Powder, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Stampin Dimensionals.

Party Invite #2:

Stamps: Cheers to You, non SU invitation stamp; Card stock: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP; Ink: Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: Copic Markers, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder, Crystal Effects.

Party Invite #3:

Stamps: Cheers to You, Introducing; Card stock: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Ink: Memento Black; Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Copic Markers, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Stampin Dimensionals.

Party Invite #4:

Stamps: Cheers to You, non SU invitation stamp; Card stock: Kiwi Kiss Textured, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Island Oasis DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point; Ink: Memento Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Crystal Effects, Signo White Gel Pen, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot.

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge {Chic Boutique}

This was the weekly Wednesday Card Sketch from Splitcoast Stampers. I have only participated in a few challenges so far, but when one catches my eye, I jump into it.

The card base here is Rose Red. I layered it with Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. The Pink panel is cut to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and the White is 3 1/2″ x 5″. I popped it up with Stampin Dimensionals and added a strip of Pretty in Pink cut with the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the left side of the card.

I stamped the bird cage from Chic Boutique on the Whisper White and then stamped it again on White scrap in Versamark and heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder. Then, I colored it in with Stampin Up Markers and attached it to the card with Stampin Dimensionals.

Around the edges of the Whisper White, I also stamped the filigree stamp from Chic Boutique in Pretty in Pink and Rose Red. I love using that stamp as sort of a background stamp!

Underneath the bird cage, as per the sketch, I added a strip of Pretty in Pink that I punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and wrapped Black Satin Ribbon through a Large Black Grommet.

Instead of piercing the grommet through the paper, I just folded back the tabs on the underside of the grommet with my Bone Folder. This way, I can use it more like a ribbon slide than a grommet. I looped both ends of the black ribbon through the hole of the grommet and then pulled each end around the back of the card stock, adhering it with SNAIL.

The 5/8″ Basic Brad in White was sponged with Pretty in Pink ink, then stamped with the filigree image in Rose Red ink. Next, I dipped the brad head in Glassy Glaze and heated, repeating once to get a more even coating of shine. I slipped that into the grommet hole and put a Glue Dot behind the brad to keep it from sliding around.

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