My blog is sandwiched nicely in the middle of this blog hop, so you may have just visited the blog of the extremely talented, Debbie Henderson. She’s always got such wonderful ideas and I love her work. Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to follow along to your next stop.
It’s been many years since I have had a Monthly Stamping Club, but this month marks its return. I wanted to create a project that would delight my newly committed club members, most of whom are card makers. I’ve been working on this project for the last month and it has finally come together just the way I envisioned it. The project begins with a simple card holder tied together with some beautiful Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon.
When you untie the ribbon, the holder opens to expose two inserts holding 2 cards and 2 envelopes each. All of the cards feature the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Color Theory Designer Series Paper, and the Glitter Enamel Dots.
I created a card for each season by choosing a different color scheme for each one. The colors in the Color Theory Suite are Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, and Berry Burst. As you can see, there is a lot of variety in this product line.
If you’d like to get a closer look at the individual cards, I’ll be sharing them all this week on my Instagram account, thestampdoc. I’ll also be sharing information in my weekly newsletter on how you can get the tutorial and card supplies as a gift with purchase through July 31st. You will also be able to purchase just the tutorial if you would like to use it for personal use. Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to learn more about this project.
Your next stop on this blog tour is to the other Melissa……Melissa Davies! I’m sure she’ll be blowing us away with another amazing project this month.
We are now about 2 weeks away from the launch of the 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog. If today’s card doesn’t get you excited about new products, I’m not sure what will.
The color combo of Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive paired with the watercolor look of the papers is simply divine. Because I really wanted to showcase the beauty of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, I went with a sketch from Mojo Monday to give them the attention they deserve. The background paper is a bold watercolor image of daisies. I also added a strip of Calypso Coral pattern paper and an Old Olive pattern. If you’d like to see a few more of the papers from this collection, be sure to check out this card I created last week.
For the main panel, I did some 2-step stamping of the flowers and stems. Colors used were Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Tranquil Tide, and Pool Party. I brushed a bit of Clear Wink of Stella over the flowers to make them shimmer. The greeting is also from the Daisy Delight stamp set and was stamped at the top of the panel in Basic Black Archival Ink.
I honestly can’t believe how perfectly the large daisy turned out! I stamped the Daisy image twice in Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White card stock. Next, I punched both images out with the Daisy Punch. Using a bit of ink from the lid of the stamp pads and my Clear Wink of Stella brush, I added some Calypso Coral and Old Olive to the petals in random strokes. For a final touch, I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the daisy.
Will you be adding the Delightful Daisy suite to your first order? Tell me what you think in the comments.
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Today, I’m sharing a very simple card using the Eastern Palace Suite. It’s a bit different from the other cards I’ve created so far, but I love the whimsical and bright look. The colors I used for this card are Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Old Olive.
To create the flowers, I had to stamp one of the medallion images twice, offsetting it slightly the second time. The flowers were stamped on individual panels of Whisper White card stock. I added the little spray image in Old Olive ink around the flowers to give it a leafy appearance. The greeting is also from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer stamp set and was stamped in Basic Black archival ink on the bottom panel.
Each panel was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For an additional pop of color, I added some of the new Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.
Some of the products used on this card are available this month during a special preorder period. You’ll be able to purchase the Berry Burst and Lemon-Lime Twist stamp pads on June 1st. The Glitter Enamel Dots have been extremely popular with demonstrators during our preorder, so they may not be available when the catalog goes live. I’ll keep you posted on their status because you are definitely going to want them for yourself!
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Lovely Friends is a new stamp set that will be available in the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog. It features some big, bold greetings, as well as some simple 2-stamp images. When I saw this week’s sketch from Mojo Monday, I knew the Lovely Friends stamp set would be a perfect fit.
“Good Friends are Hard to Find” was stamped in Smoky Slate ink onto Whisper White card stock. I stamped it a second time in Powder Pink ink and cut out the word “FRIENDS” to place over the greeting to make it stand out. I chose a color combination from the 2017-2019 IN Color Combination Sheet (free to email subscribers). This combination is Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, So Saffron, Soft Sky, and Calypso Coral.
Larger flowers were stamped in Powder Pink and So Saffron. I stamped off first for the solid part of the flower, then stamped the outline at full strength in each color. Smaller flowers were stamped the same way in Calypso Coral ink. The final stamping was the Soft Sky cluster of dots and I accented the card with a few Soft Sky enamel dots.
The patterned paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. You can see another card that I created with this paper HERE. I also added Calypso Coral and So Saffron card stock banners to the bottom of the card. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough room to repeat the banners at the top of the card.
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