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Relaxing with Paradise Palms for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop-January 2023

Hello fellow stampers! You are visiting with Theresa McEntee-author of Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts. I am hopping with the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop today. There are several of us- you will find the list to follow the hop at the end of my blog post.

The Ink & Inspiration Challenge is both an image and a color challenge. I was inspired by the feeling of warmth and peace in the image. I could picture myself relaxing on the beach with the waves rolling in. The colors were also very inspirational and add to the feeling of peace and warmth.

I had the idea of using the Window Sheets to stamp some palms on in black to be in the shade. This created a feeling of depth to my card. I had never used the Window Sheets in this way. It was very fun to create something different! The images are from the Paradise Palms stamp set.

Here is how the card looks with the Window Sheet layer opened up. Several colors were used to create the scene. These included Tahitian Tide, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Mango Melody. The colors were applied with the Blending Brushes.

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Theresa

Posted in 2023 January-April Mini Catalog, Animals, Blending Brushes, Inspiration in Ink Blog Hop, Outdoors, Stampin' Write Marker

Inspirations in Ink Blog Hop January 2023- On the Farm Bundle Fun Fold

Welcome and thanks for visiting Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts! I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today is the monthly Inspirations in Ink Blog Hop! I am excited to be hopping with awesome demonstrators from around the world. Be sure to check out everyone’s projects using the On the Farm Bundle or Dainty Delights Bundle. These will be available to purchase in the 2023 Jan-April Mini Catalog which is going live on January 5, 2023! On that day you may order form my Online Store HERE.

Today I am showcasing the On the Farm Bundle.

Measurements

  • Cherry Cobbler card stock(cs) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored and folded at 5 1/2 inches
  • Garden Green cs: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Sahara Sand cs: 3 3/4 x 5 inches
  • Basic White cs: 4 x 5 1/4 (inside), 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (to stamp the cow) and 3 x 4 1/4 inches (cut with the Scalloped Contours Dies)
  • New FREE Sale-a-bration Day at the Farm 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper(DSP)-chicken wire design: 2 x 5 inches (When you purchase the On the Farm Bundle January 5, 2023 you will be able to choose this DSP for FREE!)

Supplies

  • On the Farm Bundle
  • Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon: 6 inches
  • Enamel Dot Essentials (New)
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Balmy Blue Ink pad
  • Garden Green Ink Pad
  • Pear Pizzazz Ink pad
  • Stampin’ Write Markers in Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Pear Pizzazz
  • Small Blending Brush (New)
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Instructions

  1. This is a pattern for the card base. You will flip it over and turn it so that the scored panel is on the left.

Making the Inside of the Card

2. Take out the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White cs. Use the Balmy Blue Ink and the Small Blending Brush to apply ink to the lower right corner.

3. Stamp the grass in Garden Green ink leaving spaces. Use Pear Pizzazz Ink to fill in the spaces.

4. Take out the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White cs. Use Memento Ink to stamp the cow.

5. Color in the cow’s spots with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker. Use the Sahara Sand Marker to make a shadow on the cow’s belly and back legs.

6. Use the On the Farm Dies to die cut the cow.

7. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the cow to the Basic White cs panel. Adhere to the inside of the Cherry Cobbler cs. Note: this will be the side that is NOT scored.

Making the Outside of the Card

8. Adhere the Chicken Wire design from the Day at the Farm DSP to the bottom of the Sahara Sand cs.

9. Wrap the Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon around the front. Then adhere to the back with Mini Glue Dots. Adhere this card piece to the Garden Green cs. Set aside.

10. Die cut the 3 x 4 1/4 inch Basic White cs with the corresponding Scalloped Contours die. Use Memento Ink to stamp the barn on the Basic White cs. Stamp a second barn onto a full sticky paper (yellow). Fussy cut just inside the border. Adhere to the barn.

11. Stamp the silo next to the barn. Stamp a second silo on the full sticky paper. Fussy cut jsut inside the border. Adhere to the silo.

12. Now stamp the hills.

13. Stamp more hills. Add the trees and cloud. Remove the sticky note paper. Stamp the sentiment.

Coloring

1. Color the barn with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker. I used a White Gel Pen to draw the barn doors.

2. Color the hills and trees with the Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz markers. The tree trunks are colored with the Soft Suede marker.

3. Use the Balmy Blue Ink and a Small Blending Brush (New) to gradually blend on the sky color.

4. Adhere the Scalloped Contours die cut to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

5. Adhere the Garden Green cs layer to the front of the card base by applying adhesive below the score line as shown. (Add the Enamel Dot Essentials as shown)

6. Tuck the front of the card base behind the cow on the inside as shown below.

Voila!

Thank you so much for visiting today! Please visit all the blogs in this hop. You will see all the fun and inspiring projects made by the Inspirations In Ink demonstrators. You are currently visiting Theresa McEntee-USA creator of Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts.

Deirdre Croal – USA   

Julie Golding – Canada   

Rebecca Nutley – Australia

Robbie Rubala – USA   

Theresa McEntee – USA  

Vicky Wright – Australia

Karen Gilbert Beck – Canada

Christy Gridley – USA  

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Have a wonderful and safe day!

Theresa

Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Avid Stamper, Blending Brushes, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Outdoors

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery-December 2022-Peaceful Deer & Fabulous Frames

I am so excited to be in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery along with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! The theme for the Gallery is “Thank You”.

We often forget those simple words – “Thank you”. However, it really is important to show your appreciation to the people in your life who have helped you or inspired you in some way, as well as those who have supported you, by sending a handmade thank you card.

This beautiful mountain scene is created with ink pads and the Blending Brushes. The trees are from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. The ornate photo corners can be found in the Fabulous Frame Dies. If you like my card, you can vote for it HERE.

Measurements

  • Blackberry Bliss card stock (cs) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored & folded at 4 1/4 inches
  • Blackberry Bliss cs: 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches for the photo corners
  • Shimmery White cs: two at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches (one will be cut down to 3 x 4 1/4 inches after blending the ink for the front and one is for the inside of the card)
  • Shimmery White cs: 1 x 2 1/2 inches (for the sentiment)

Supplies

  • Peaceful Deer stamp set
  • Beauty of Friendship stamp set (sentiment)
  • Fabulous Frames Dies
  • Ink pads: Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Freesia, Starry Sky, Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Blackberry Bliss (sentiment)
  • Blending Brushes: I use one brush for each color of the rainbow. For example, I have a “red” brush that I use for pinks and reds, a “yellow” brush for yellows, a “blue” brush for blues, etc.
  • Copier paper
  • Sticky note tape
  • Paper for table to blend ink onto
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Adhesive (glue or tape runner)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Paper Trimmer

Instructions

Blending the Card Front

Please see my blog HERE for another look at the technique to make a mountain and valley with the Blending Brushes.

  1. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Ink onto the 1 inch strip of Shimmery White cs. Use the label die in the Fabulous Frames Dies to cut it out. Set aside

2. Use the sticky note tape to secure one of the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Shimmery White cs to the paper covering your table. Tear the copy paper into strips to create the mountains and valleys. Tip: I had a torn strip for each color I used to avoid having the colors mix into an ugly brown when blending.

3. Secure the torn copy paper to start at the top of the Shimmery White cs. Blend on the Rich Razzleberry Ink on the right side. Then blend in the Fresh Freesia Ink. Remove the paper, move it down a bit and secure. Then blend on more Fresh Freesia Ink.

4. Use a different strip to blend in the Starry Sky Ink. Then another strip for the Evening Evergreen. Leave the strip for the Evening Evergreen Ink in place. Stamp Off some of the small pine trees from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in the Evening Evergreen Ink then stamp onto the Shimmery White cs. Move the strip of torn copy paper down. Then blend in another layer of the Evening Evergreen Ink. Stamp Off a few more of the small pine trees and stamp onto the card piece with the torn copy paper in place.

5. Remove the strip after the 2nd layer of Evening Evergreen Ink. Stamp the medium and large pine trees in Evening Evergreen Ink. Reapply the strip and blend a 3rd layer. Stamp some medium pine trees around the larger trees.

6. Apply one layer of Daffodil Delight Ink. Finish up with Pumpkin Pie Ink in the lower left-hand corner.

Blending the Inside of the Card

1. Use the second 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Shimmery White cs for the inside of the card. Apply the sticky tape to mask all but a 1/2 inch strip on the right. Apply the ink as described above. Remove the mask.

Assembling the card

  1. Adhere the inside card piece to the inside of the Blackberry Bliss cs card base.

2. Adhere the Sun Print DSP to the front of the card base.

3. Cut the first Shimmery White cs card piece to 3 x 4 1/4 inches. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it at an angle to the front of the card base. Adhere the ornate Blackberry Bliss cs photo corners.

4. Add the sentiment. You can add some Bling if you like. (I actually forgot! I made this card as I was headed out to Nashville to see my 1st grand baby, so I hope you can forgive me this one time! Lol!)

Voila! You have a very artistic mountain scene for a special handmade thank you card!

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you try this technique. It is very fun and rewarding.

Voting

Please click on the Vote button below and you will see all the projects for the December International Blog Gallery. You have up to 5 votes. Click on the small heart in the upper right-hand corner of the card you want to vote for until it turns red. I would appreciate a vote for my mountain scene thank you card.

Happy crafting!

Theresa

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