On the Waterfront – The Card

Well, I specified  “The Card” as not to confuse with the movie. But, I’d guess that might not be a problem. Anyway, I finally had some time to play with the new stamp set Waterfront. I’m in love. So many ways to arrange mountains, lakes, trees, sky. And, great sentiments too. I even got to do a little masking.

Waterfront stamp set, Stamp, ink. paper challenge 138, Stampi' Up!, diannescards.com

 

This week’s challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper was “Card Maker’s Choice”. So, this is my choice.

SIP challenge 138, Diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Waterfront Card:

I started with the water but I think you can start where ever you want! The mountains came next and then the trees and sentiment. After I stamped the trees on the right, I thought I wanted some more trees behind the mountains. I created a mask by stamping the mountains on a piece of scrap paper and cutting them out with my Paper Snips. Next I added the tiniest bit of Snail Adhesive on the back of the mask and placed it over the mountains I’d already stamped. Finally, I stamped the trees behind the mountain. I like how I have a little space between the mountains and trees. I think it adds a bit of perspective. I did a video on masking a few weeks ago. Here’s a link to that video.

As you know, I like to add a little hint of things to come on the envelope. Here’s a picture of the inside and a peek at the envelope. I don’t want you to miss anything.

Waterfront stamp set, Stamp, ink. paper challenge 138, Stampi' Up!, diannescards.com

By the way, I did add some Wink of Stella to the water area. It’s hard to see in photographs but really nice when you see the card. Trust me.

Waterfront stamp set, Stamp, ink. paper challenge 138, Stampi' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Waterfront Card:

 

Things You Need To Know:

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There will be a special gift and special box for the March Paper Pumpkin. If you want to subscribe, you need to do so before March 10 to get the free gift and special box along with your March kit. If you purchase a 3 month, 6 month or 1 year subscription you can also qualify for Sale-A-Bration items.

 

 

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Dianne

 

Wildflower Wishes

It’s always fun to see how I can use some of the extra parts of the Paper Pumpkin Kit each month. I love doing the projects and then see what I have left over. There are always fun things left over! This time I stareted changing things up before I even finished. I think the Wildflower Wishes kit is one of the prettiest kits so far! Here’s a look at what I completed.

Wildflower Wishes, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! Diannescards.com

There are materials to make 9 cards in the kit, 3 thank you cards, 3 birthday and 3 friend cards.  I needed more than three thank you cards, so I got a bit creative. The directions call for peeling off the negative space and putting it on the floral tag. I did that but then saved the left over letters. I used those letters to create another tag.

Wildflower Wishes, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! Diannescards.com

Here are my two versions of the Thank You card.

Wildflower Wishes, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! Diannescards.com

Here’s a quick video from Stampin’ Up! with directions for putting the cards together.

Are You a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?

Wouldn’t you like to receive kits like this one, the Wildflower Wishes? Now is a great time to subscribe. Next month is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary and there will be a special gift in each kit!. It will also be in a special box. During Sale-A-Bration is the best time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin also.

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Have a great weekend.

Dianne

Pop of Paradise Thank You

Every once in a while, I look over my shelves of stamp sets and discover something that has been neglected. Pop of Paradise just popped right out at me yesterday. I needed a few thank you cards and also wanted to do a challenge, so all the stars, or flamingos, seem to be aligned.

Pop of Paradise stamp set, thank you card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

I followed the sketch at FabFriday for this card. You should hop on over and see the other great cards there.

http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com

Design Notes for Pop of Paradise Thank You Card:

Well, as I mentioned, I had a design sketch at the ready. I knew I would use the flamingo as the main feature. (So cute.) Next, I discovered the perfect piece of Eastern Palace Designer Paper to add a layer. Gold and Dapper Denim. You can’t miss. That helped me to decide that my other color would be Dapper Denim.  I thought he (or she?)  might look cute holding the message in his/her beak. A little fussy cutting around the banner and that part was done. Oh, I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the banner. So easy. I needed one more element, this time Caylpso Coral. Don’t you think the Calypso Coral Ribbon from the FREE Shimmer Ribbon Pack is just right? I’m happy. the colors seemed to just work well together and so I think the card worked.

 

By the way, I like to try to add something to the envelope when I can. Here’s the envelope for this card with a greeting from the same stamp set.

Pop of Paradise stamp set, thank you card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

Supply List for Pop of Paradise Thank You Card:

 

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I know you were looking at the beautiful ribbon thinking, “Boy, I would like to have some of that ribbon!” Well, you can and for FREE!  All you need to do is purchase $50 or more and you can select the three pack of ribbon as your FREE item! Yea, FREE, my favorite price.

Hope you are having a great day!

Dianne

 

Congrats on Your New Home

We have some neighbors who moved from one home to a smaller home but still in our neighborhood. So glad they are still in ‘our ‘hood’. Of course, a new home card was in order. And where else would I turn but At Home with You stamp set? This time, I used the Vertical Greetings stamp set as well. It’s all about the right sentiments.

New hoe card, At Home With Yu stamp set, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

What do you think of the Wood Texture Designer Series paper as one of the layers? I thought it was sort of house looking.

Design Notes for New Home Card:

What a fun card to create! First, I stamped the door and flower pot on some Very Vanilla card stock. The “Welcome” mat was cut from the Soft Suede mat behind the Wood Texture paper. I call it hidden punching/cutting. Stamp and cut out in the middle of the paper and no one knows!

New home, hidden punching

Next, I had some fun coloring the door and flower pot with Stampin’ Blends – one of my favorite things to do! Here’s a close up of the flowers, a mix of Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.

New hoe card, At Home With Yu stamp set, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

There is a congrats sentiment in the At Home With You stamp set but I thought it was a bit small and really liked the idea of stamping a sentiment along side the door. That was a perfect spot for the congrats from the Vertical Greetings stamp set.

Supply List for New Home Card:

The At Home with You stamp set is part of a Bundle! Buy the stamp set and Thinlits as a Bundle and save 10%. Oh and the Vertical Greetings stamp set is available both in clear mount and wood mount. Always nice to have choices.

 

Get FREE Stuff:

If you were to purchase the At Home Bundle, you would qualify for a FREE item from one of the Sale-A-Bration brochures (click on the brochure images over to the right.) You can make lots of different cards with this stamp set, not just new home cards. Here is another card I made using this stamp set and the Framelits.

Happy Wednesday!

Dianne

Petal Passion, I’m On a Roll Again!

Well, it seems I just kept rolling with my Sponge Brayers. This time I used some Pear Pizzazz ink on the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. It’s getting to be one of my favorite papers.

Oh So Eclectic, Sponge Brayers, Petal Passion, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The layout for this card was inspired by this week’s sketch over at Global Design Project. Go over there to see some great cards using this sketch.

#GDP126, Stampin' Up!

Design Notes for Petal Passion Card:

The Petal Passion paper is great. Black drawings on white paper. Some sheets have more black than white. All perfectly lovely. I chose a sheet that had lots of white. A little sponge brayering with the Pear Pizzazz ink and – transformation!  It totally softened the look of the paper. Next, I stamped the flower with Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral on Whisper White card stock. After I stamped the flower, I thought the contrast was a little stark so I rolled a little Pear Pizzazz on the flower and on the sentiment. Finally, I picked up the Calypso Coral from the flower by using some of the FREE Shimmer Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration package. I topped it off with a little piece of Vintage Crochet Trim. It was my last piece. It’s retired now.

Oh So Eclectic, Sponge Brayers, Petal Passion DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Petal Passion Card:

 

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This is the best time of the year to purchase anything from Stampin’ Up! For each $50 you purchase, you get to select something from one of the Sale-A-Bration Brochures. Like the ribbon I used today? That’s a Sale-A-Bration choice. It’s part of a package with two other, great, shimmery ribbons.

Please call (302.945.1370)  or email me )[email protected]) if I can help you with your order. Let me know if you need a catalog. I’d be happy to send one out to you.

Hope you are having a great day. Any time for stamping today?

Dianne