Love What You Do Note Cards

Note cards – what a great invention. Sometimes, I forget what a great value they are as well. The card stock is already cut and scored and the package of 20 also includes envelopes. Today’s card features these note cards and the beautiful, Love What You Do stamp set.

 

Love What You Do stamp set, #GDP156, Watercolor Pencils, Share What You Love Embelishment Kit, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t this sweet? I was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project. The challenge this week was to work with a card by one of the designer and come up with out own interpretation. We could either use the same colors, the same layout or as I did, the same stamp set. Click on this logo to see the challenge page.

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Design Notes for Love What You Do Note Card:

I really love the Love What You Do stamp set and when I saw that the designer, Kerstin, had used it in her inspiration card, I knew I would do the same. I went with some fall colors on my card. Isn’t Cajun Craze just the very definition of fall? I stamped the flowers in Crumb Cake ink and then used Watercolor Pencils to color them in and add a little color to the stems. It was cool to see that Cajun Craze was one of the colors in Assortment 2.

After I finished coloring, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the color. Next, I used Layering Ovals Framelits to cut it out. The background piece, also cut with Layering Ovals Framelits, is from the  Country Lane Designer Series Paper. But, I think the best part of this card is the panel behind the ovals, It’s from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. It’s Whisper White, but I softened it a bit by sponging it with some Cajun Craze ink.

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I actually made two note cards, one with Very Vanilla and one with Whisper White. Hard to tell the difference in the pictures. Also hard to see in the picture, the Cajun Craze Card Stock is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.

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Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Frosted Floral Fun

Have you seen the new Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper? It is so beautiful! I used some of it for today’s card and paired it with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.

Florsted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, TSOT379, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comThe colors are so beautiful together. I really like the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow together.

Today is the beginning of a new sketch challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. Here’s the sketch I used as my inspiration. Click on the sketch to go to the website.

Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, TSOT 379, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Frosted Floral Card:

I think this paper was one of the first things that I ordered from the new Holiday catalog! I knew i would love it. Here’s a closer look at the papers.

Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Hard to choose which one to use. They are all so elegant with a pearly look. I think the card is a bit more elegant with the Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon under the flower. The flower background was stamped with Blushing Bride ink. Then I stamped the detail of the flower with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock. Next, I took my Wink of Stella and painted all around the flower. The liquid caused the colors to run a bit, which I wanted! A little snipping with Paper Snips and it was done.

I did add a sentiment on the inside, but this card would be great for lots of different occasions. I also stamped the flower detail on the inside and on the envelope.

Florsted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, TSOT379, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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My card from a week or so ago, featuring Bella, was named as one of the “Favorite of the Week” cards over at Splitcoaststampers. Click here to see the original post.

 

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Hope you are having a great day!

Dianne

 

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Lovely As A Tree For Manly Monday

Do you own the Lovely As A Tree stamp set. It’s been around for ages. It a beautiful selection of trees and works for lots of occasions. I hadn’t used it for awhile so I decided, today is the day. It’s a perfect stamp set to create a birthday card for a guy.Lovely As A Tree stamp set, masculine birthday, Sponging with mask, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for Lovely As A Tree Card:

I saw a card similar to this on another demonstrator’s website (Thank you, Ronda Wade). It’s okay to copy a card, it’s called CASing, Copy and Share. Of course, you give credit to the originator but most demonstrators consider it a compliment if you copy their work, I know I do! I changed up a few things. One of the most interesting parts of this card is the subtle background behind the trees. I used Mango Melody ink and a circular mask and gently sponged the area.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Cut a circle out of a piece of thick card stock the same size as the card front. I used one of the Layering Circles Framelits. You could use a 2 1/4″ Punch. Sponging with a mask, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com
  2. Layer the card front and mask on the Stamparatus.Sponging with a mask, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com
  3. Sponge lightly!

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Easy, right?

I finished off the card with some Linen Thread and a button from the True Gentlemen collection.

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Detailed Trio Punch Meets Beautiful Day

Sometimes I have things I love but don’t give enough credit. The Detailed Trio Punch is one of those things. It just adds so much to a card, tag or other project. Here’s a card I made yesterday that really shows off how lovely it is.

Detailed Trio Punch, Beautiful Day stamp set, heat embossing, Aqua Painters, Stampin' Up!, diannecards.com

And do you love the colors? I saw a color challenge on Splitcoaststampers and just loved it.

 

Design Notes for Detailed Trio Punch Birthday Card:

The flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set has to be one of my very favorite images. It’s just fun to color in, either with pencils, Stampin’ Blends, or as I did today, with ink and Aqua Painters. I like using the Black Heat Emboss Powder so the the colors stay in the areas. The heat embossing seems to act as a little corral to keep the water and ink inside. Makes this technique easy for a beginner!

The Happy birthday sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set. The stamp actually says, “Happy birthday, gorgeous”. For this card, I just wanted a simple, “Happy birthday.” So, I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the parts of the stamp that I wanted to use.

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The Detailed Trio Punch has three different punch capabilities.  (I know, that’s a surprise.) For this card, I used two of the three, the corner rounding part and the lovely open work part. The punch also helps you create tags by punching a slot for ribbons or twine.

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I washed the background with some Coastal Cabana ink and Aqua Painter. After mounting that piece on the Coastal Cabana card stock, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots just to finish things off. I thought about adding some Wink of Stella but restrained myself. Maybe one source of glitter/glimmer is enough. What do you think?

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Side Step Fold In Fall Leaves

For today’s Fun Fold Friday, I decided to try something I’d never done before. I’ve looked at the Side Step Fold Cards over the years and thought they looked pretty complicated. Long story short – EASY! I’ve even prepared a photo tutorial for you, so you will see how easy it is! Here’s my first try.

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Yes, of course, I also did heat embossing!

Design Notes for Side Step Fold Card:

Well, I found a video somewhere and followed along. In my usual fashion, I wrote up the directions, with lots of photos myself. Here’s the tutorial. Side Step Card Tutorial I think it looks very fallish and would be a perfect Thanksgiving card. I used some of the new Country Lane Designer Series Paper along with the Thinlits from the Detailed Leaves set. As I mentioned, I did some heat embossing. Here’s a close up of that.

Side step crd, Falling for Leaves stamp set, Deatailed Leaves Thinlitsdies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

How can you not love heat embossing?

Here’s another picture of the card to give you an idea about the folds and steps.

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