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. Please visit everyone!
The Ink & Inspiration Challenge is both an image and a color challenge.
Here is the photo for the challenge. A fun and relaxing scene.
I was inspired by the photo to think of a great time on the beach during summer break. Fortunately, I had a stamp that conveys a moment of that summertime fun.
The image is part of the Beside Me stamp set. (The “Happy Birthday ” sentiment is from the Inked & Tiled stamp set.)
I had been wanting to try embossing in white emboss powder on a colored background for quite a while. I was also interested in coloring with the Watercolor Pencils using the White pencil first.
A little about how I created this card:
First I embossed the image using the White Emboss Powder & a heat tool. Tip: Remove the heat as soon as the embossing powder melts. Too much heat results in the embossing chipping off the paper.
Next I colored the entire image with the White Watercolor Pencil.
Then I used the the colored Watercolor Pencils.
For the inside, I kept it simple.
This technique was a lot of fun to try. I want to make more!
I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of this challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by. Stop by the rest of the blogs today for more inspiration!
I am on Day 6 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’® Up! Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas card. Each day my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!
Early Espresso Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
Early Espresso CS: 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Soft Suede CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches (inside), 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches (front) and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Note: the front is slightly smaller than the inside.
Early Espresso 1/4 inch Faux Suede Trim: 8 inches
How to Use the Blending Brushes
First place your 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inch Very Vanilla CS card piece on a scrap of paper. Apply slight pressure as you move the brush in a circular motion on the Crumb Cake ink pad. Tap onto the scrap paper. Then apply light pressure and move in a circular motion along the edge of the card piece. Start light and go slow. You can go over the area until it is as dark as you desire.
I wanted the very edge to be a little darker than the border of the card piece. You can hold the card piece up and scrape the Blending Brush on the very edge to accomplish this look.
To finish up with the Blending Brushes, stamp the sentiment “May You Enjoy The Peace of this beautiful season” in Early Espresso ink onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Punch the sentiment out with the Elegant Tag Punch. Use the Blending Brush with the Crumb Cake ink to blend the ink around the edges of the Elegant Punch.
Stamp the cabin in Soft Suede ink onto the 4 x 51/4 inch Very Vanilla CS that has been shaded with the Blending Brush. Use the Blender Pen to smooth out the color on the cabin.
The tree stamp in the Peaceful Cabin stamp set is a group of 3 trees on one stamp. I cut my trees apart so that I would have more flexibility in using the trees.
Stamp the cabin onto some sticky paper and fussy cut. Lay it over the cabin on the Very Vanilla CS. Using the Soft Suede Ink, stamp some trees around the cabin.
I used the single stamp of the tree to stamp a tree on the right side of the cabin.
Sometimes when you stamp over another piece of paper, the image doesn’t take near the edge of the paper. Use the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to make the tree image complete.
Stamp the small snowflakes in Crumb Cake ink around the cabin. In the Snowman Season stamp set, there is a group of snowflakes. I stamped these in Crumb Cake ink, Stamping Off once, around the border of the card piece.
Fill in with the small snowflakes as you desire.
Stamp the little dog (or fox) in Crumb Cake. Use the Blender Pen to smooth out the color.
The 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS is the inside of the card. Use the Blending Brush and the Crumb Cake Ink to blend some shadow in the upper left and lower right-hand corner. Stamp some trees in Soft Suede Ink in the lower right-hand corner. Use the small snowflakes and Crumb Cake Ink in both corners. Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Snowman Season in Early Espresso Ink.
Assembling the Card
Punch an Elegant Tag from both the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Early Espresso and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Soft Suede CS. Cut the Early Espresso tag and the Soft Suede tag in half. Use the Soft Suede CS on the top of the back of the Very Vanilla CS tag. Adhere the bottom half of the Early Espresso tag to the bottom of the Very Vanilla CS tag.
Make a loop with the 1/4 inch Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and adhere to the back to the back of the Elegant Tag with Mini Glue Dots.
Adhere the Very Vanilla CS with the “Merry Christmas” to the inside of the Early Espresso CS card base. For the card front, first adhere the cabin Very Vanilla CS to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Soft Suede CS. Then adhere the cabin piece to the front of the card base. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Elegant Tag sentiment to the left side of the card front.
Voila! You have a masculine Christmas card for your favorite guy! Stop by the Cardz4Guyz to see more masculine cards.
Have a wonderful weekend! We will be getting ready for Christmas. I have packages to get ready to mail. My husband just put all the lights on the house. Now for the tree and getting the Christmas cards ready to mail!
Welcome to my blog today! I have a card that I am submitting to the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #284 Gingham, Checks or Plaid. I had a lot of fun with this card. I wanted to use the Wonderful Snowflakes which are laser-cut snowflakes from an iridescent white paper. They are so beautiful!
I also used the So Many Snowflakes Dies to cut smaller snowflakes from the scrap left behind after punching the Wonderful Snowflakes out. Stampin’ Up! colors used are Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.
The Snowflake Wishes stamp set has many snowflakes in different sizes. It also has a great sentiment that goes along with the snowflakes-“May Your Season Sparkle”. The sentiment inside is “Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas”.
I made my own plaid by taking the black and white gingham from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and drawing a Bermuda Bay line over the center of the white column. I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend Alcohol maker on some of the the grey gingham squares to add more color.
The scalloped rectangle is a die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. And I added just a little Bling! with the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
I have such an exciting and fun card to share today! The cute Turtle Friends stamp set and Turtle Punch come together with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Technique for this cute card.
Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Technique
What you will need to do this technique is 99% Isopropyl Alcohol, a plastic dish for the alcohol, a paint brush, a straw, vellum card stock and the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I recommend the Stampin’ Up! brand of vellum because it is thicker than the other brand I tried. The thicker vellum doesn’t curl as much when it dries.
I cut my vellum card stock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Using a light, medium and dark color of Stampin’ Blends Marker, I randomly colored in blotches to fill the paper. Here I am using Dark Fresh Freesia, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Blackberry Bliss. (For the turtle card, I used Dark Pool Party, Dark Bermuda Bay and Dark Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.)
I filled in the spaces for this piece with the Dark Misty Moonlight. Next, dip the paint brush in the dish with the alcohol in it, and then dab it onto the vellum card stock. You can blow through the straw to help the alcohol spread, making neat patterns with the ink. I used my Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool to spread the alcohol and also to dry it. Use the low setting so you don’t melt the vellum.
When the vellum card stock is dried, use a glue stick or spread the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue in a thin continuous layer on the back. Adhere to a piece of Basic White Card Stock. Now you just get the other basic pieces for a card together and Viola! you have a fun and cool card!
Back to the Turtle Card
The Scalloped Contour Dies make the waves on the Vellum Alcohol Technique card piece, as well as on a 5 x 1 1/2 inch Misty Moonlight Card Stock piece. These were adhered together slightly layered, then adhered to a 5 x 3 3/4 inch Pool Party Card Stock embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Next, the Pool Party card piece was adhered to the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Misty Moonlight Card Stock. To finish, adhere the Misty Moonlight/Pool Party card piece to the front of a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Basic White Card Stock card base.
Now for the turtles. The images were stamped onto Basic White Card Stock in Memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay and Light Misty Moonlight. Bermuda Bay ink was used to stamp the turtle’s shell. The little bird and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment were stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. I used a scrap of the Alcohol Technique card piece on the inside.
Add a few blue rhinestones from the Holiday Basic Rhinestone Jewels and Voila! You have a fun and cute birthday card for your favorite little guy!
Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the Cardz4Guyz blog to see other great card ideas with the theme # 278-Things With Tails.
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The Stampin’ Up! colors are: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla for the Card Stock (CS). The ink is Memento in Rich Cocoa (not a Stampin’ Up! product). The stitched outline on the Early Espresso CS is made with the Stitched With Whimsy Dies. The Crumb Cake CS card base was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
I also like to do some stamping on the inside of the card. I just continued the rope and anchor.
I used the Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing dies to easily cut out the images of the lighthouse and anchor. The twine is from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. The sentiment is from the retired Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.
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I really love the Cardz4Guyz Challenges because they help me think creatively outside of my usual “box”. Clean and Simple (CAS) cards are not something that comes naturally for me, so this was a nice challenge.
This card is made using the Stampin’ Up!® Beautiful World stamp set and the World Map Dies. I love the sentiment “You make the world a better place”.
This is a very quick and easy card to make. Just die cut the globe and stand, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, glue the copper strip along the side of the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS), mount it on a Night Of Navy CS card base and….
Viola! You have yourself a very nice masculine card letting someone special know how much they mean to you.
Thanks for visiting today. Please check out all of the entries for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #264- Clean and Simple HERE.
Welcome to my blog with Happy Thoughts and Simple Stamping. I will be using the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set and the Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. This card is very simple and quick to make.
This card is a very masculine card which looks very nice and is super easy to put together. You could change the sentiment to be anything you want.
The Happy Thoughts stamp set is a great set for a beginner. Not only do you have several main categories of cards, but you also have a sentiment for the inside of the card.
The Well Suited DSP is so awesome for masculine cards! I really struggle with masculine cards. However, a great package of masculine Designer Series Paper can make all the difference. You can purchase this great DSP HERE.
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Night Of Navy CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 4 inches; Well Suited DSP Striped Pattern: 1 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches; Well Suited DSP Diamond Pattern: 1 3/8 x 2 5/8 inches and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.
There is minimal stamping for this card. You just need a sentiment that will fit inside the 2 inch circle punch. I started with the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set. I stamped the sentiment with Memento ink onto the 2 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS. Note: If you are new to stamping, please look back at my blog for applying the labels to the Cling stamps HERE.
Use the 2 inch Circle Punch to punch the sentiment out. Tip: I find it to be easy to punch when the punch is lying on the table and I use the heel of my hand to push down firmly and quickly.
Putting It All Together
The next step is to lay out the pieces so you can have an idea of where you want to adhere them. There is about a 1/8 inch border around all of the pieces.
Now we can adhere the pieces. I started with the upper left-hand corner followed by the upper right-hand corner. I finished up with the lower left-hand corner. Note: I have found the best adhesive to be the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue because it allows you a little time to wiggle the piece in place before it really sticks.
Next use the Bone Folder on the Basic White CS card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line to make a crisp fold. Then adhere the front panel to the front of the Basic White CS card base.
Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card front.
This step is optional. I felt the card was a little plain, so I used the Well Suited Twine Combo Pack to make a double stranded bow to place right under the sentiment. Note: I have a video to help with making a bow that you can watch HERE.
Viola! You have made a quick and easy masculine card that is good for any occasion just by changing the sentiment!
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed how easy this card is. On Wacky Wednesday I will be showing some more Techniques for using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment so I hope you will be able to join me.
Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I have a fun simple stamping card. The Moving Along stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is great for simple stamping. You can create a fun scene with all the little stamps in this set.
There are 24 stamps in this set! Each of the vehicles is a Two-Step Stamp. I recently made a going away card for someone with this set. The card for today is more of a congratulations and happy travels card.
This card is made with several ink colors that are good for a beginner stamper to have on hand. The primary colors are: Pacific Point (blue), Poppy Parade (red) and Daffodil Delight (yellow). I also used Smoky Slate (grey) and Memento black ink.
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Poppy Parade CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; and Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
First I used the Smoky Slate ink to stamp the road on the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS.
Next switch to the Memento Black ink and stamp the outline for the little car and then the railroad tracks. My tracks are not quite straight so I guess the train ride will be a little bumpy!
Continuing with the Memento black ink, stamp the outline of the train, the caboose and the helicopter. Things are starting to look busy!
Finishing up with the Memento black ink, stamp the banner behind the vehicles. On hindsight, the train could be moved a little to the right so that the banner fits better.
To complete the card we just need to fill in the color which is the second step of the Two Step Stamping. I stamped the train in Smoky Slate, the car in Daffodil Delight, the caboose in Poppy Parade and the helicopter in Pacific Point ink. The blades on the helicopter are stamped in Smoky Slate ink. Now we can add the sentiments. I wanted it to be colorful so I just stamped the sentiments in the coordinating color of the vehicle. You can also add some birds with the Smoky Slate ink. Tip: I put both of the bird stamps on one block and stamped them together.
In order to finish the scene, add some clouds in Pacific Point ink. Tip: To make some clouds look farther away I used the Stamping Off Technique. Stamp the image once, then without adding more ink, stamp a second time.
Putting It All Together
Now we are ready to put it all together. First, adhere the stamped Basic White CS to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Poppy Parade CS. There will be a very thin line of color showing around the stamped card piece. Use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Basic White CS card base. Adhere the stamped card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.
Viola! You have a great card to wish someone a congratulations and happy travels.
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Hello fellow crafters! I hope you are all doing well this week. Today’s card is made with Stampin’ Up!® Soar Confidently. This is a set that looks very vintage to me. Today’s card is a Simple Stamping card, perfect for the beginner stamper!
I love the simplicity of this card. This is definitely a very quick and simple card to make. I think this card with the words of encouragement would make a great Graduation wish.
Measurements: Night Of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured); Neutrals 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Night Of Navy: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
Start stamping with Night Of Navy ink and stamp the sentiment “Soar Confidently In Your Own Sky” onto the bottom of the 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch Whisper White CS. Next stamp the hot air balloon image above the sentiment. Note: This is a red rubber stamp which can be stamped upon a firm surface. I have a scrap paper underneath in preparation of the next step. The black paper is just to allow you to see the card piece better.
The next step is to add a few more balloons, but to use the Stamping Off Technique. This means that after applying ink to the stamp, you first stamp onto a scrap paper, then onto the card piece. This is a great way to add dimension to the images on your card.
To conclude the stamping, stamp a hot air balloon on the right-hand side of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Finish up using the Stamping Off Technique for the next 2 balloon images. This will be the inside panel of your card.
Putting the Card Together
Use your Bone Folder in order to make a crisp fold on the Night Of Navy CS card base. Begin to put the card together by adhering the inside panel onto the inside of the Night Of Navy card base.
Similarly, adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Night Of Navy 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.
Complete the card by first adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment card piece. Finish by adhering the sentiment card piece to the card front slightly to the left-hand side.
Viola! You have made a quick and simple card that would be a great masculine Graduation card or just a card with words of encouragement. Also, you could use the image and stamp a different sentiment to make a nice masculine birthday card or thank you card if you wish.
Thank you for stopping by today. I have a new plan for the New Year. On Tuesdays I will be publishing a #simplestamping post, starting a Technique blog for a Wacky Wednesday post, and will continue the Fun Fold Friday posts. I hope you will enjoy all of them!
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