Broadway Bound Anniversary Card

Some friends of ours are celebrating their anniversary this week. I wanted something festive and colorful for their card. I looked at Broadway Bound Specialty Paper and looked no further!

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This paper just screams “Celebrate” to me!

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Anniversary Card:

The main feature of this card is the great designer paper. The layers at the bottom are taken from the colors of the dots on the paper: Gold, Basic Black, and Gray Granite. I added a bit of Lemon Lime Twist to give it a little color. The sentiment, stamped on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock, is from the Stitched All Around stamp set. After punching it out with the Everyday Label Punch, I backed it with a piece of Gold Foil card stock.

After I made this card, I decided I wanted to see how it would look with a narrow border of Lemon Lime Twist.

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Do you like one better than the other?

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First, have you voted for my card? I hope so. Just to remind you. I am participating in a Blog Highlight this week. If you would, click here or on the image below. That will take you to the blog post. Find my card, #14, and click on the heart on the upper right hand side. You should get a message that you voted. Thanks so much. If I land in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in a Blog Hop in early August. Thanks!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

More Loveliness – Serene Garden

This week in my card classes, we used the Serene Garden stamp set. Most everyone loved the card!

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One of the things I like about this card is that you could use it for any occasion. On the inside, we used the very versatile Itty Bitty Greetings  stamp set to customize the card.

Design Notes for Serene Garden Card:

There is no way you would ever use bright colors with this set is there? Maybe one day I’ll change my mind about that but I went right to the subtles collection for this card.

 

We used the Stamparatus to stamp the dove. It’s such an easy way to make sure that the stamp is consistently perfect.

I also set up the Stamparatus to stamp the Balmy Blue line across the top. The next step was to stamp the design with VersaMark then use White Heat Emboss Powder. Once that was heated, we used Aqua Painters to fill in the colors. To be honest, it was a little tedious but my gals did a fabulous job!

 

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Have you voted for my card? I hope so. Just to remind you. I am participating in a Blog Highlight this week. If you would, click here or on the image below. That will take you to the blog post. Find my card, #14, and click on the heart on the upper right hand side. You should get a message that you voted. Thanks so much. If I land in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in a Blog Hop in early August. Thanks!

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Are you looking forward to a fun weekend? I’m off to a scrap book weekend! I know that will be fun!

Dianne

 

Graceful Glass and Treat Time

Have you seen the beautiful Graceful Glass vellum? It’s wonderful to work with. The card I will show you today features this paper and coloring with Stampin’ Blends.

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The layout of the card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Be sure to hop over to the site and see lots of beautiful examples.

Design Notes for Graceful Glass Card:

When you color the Graceful Glass Vellum Paper, you can color on either side. The colors seem a little more brilliant when you color on the front, or the side where the black ink outline is. that’s the side I colored on for this card. I selected two different sheets and colored sections of them. After I finished coloring with Stampin’ Blends, I used one of the circles from the Layering Circles Dies to cut them out. The fourth circle is a sentiment from the Treat Time stamp set, stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

As much as I love the Graceful Glass circles, I think the part at the bottom really is my favorite part. I used Stained Glass Thinlits to cut some Basic Black Card stock. Black and white is always an appealing combination!

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By the way, I used some Glossy White Card Stock to mount pieces of vellum. I think it adds to the crisp and clean look of the card. Finally, I put a little cutout from the Stained Glass Thinlits on the inside of the card.

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Are you having a great day? I hope so. Make some time to craft, then if will surely be a great day.

Thanks,

Dianne

 

 

Vacation Memories with Colorful Seasons.

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed many wonderful vacations. Some packed with touring and sightseeing, some with much needed relaxing. The theme this month for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is vacation. It didn’t take much thought for me to think about the wonderful relaxing vacations Jerry and I enjoyed in Maine. We’d go to Southport Island, a little place near Boothbay Harbor. I recall spending a lot of time sitting on our deck or down by the water watching activity in the nearly inlet. So, I set out with Colorful Seasons to make a card to remind me of those great days.

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Design Notes for Colorful Seasons Card:

Can you believe it? I used three different stamp sets for this card. I began with Colorful Seasons and the “just breathe” sentiment. After some paper tearing and sponging, I added a few beachy things with a stamp from the Sea of Textures stamp set. Next, I used the Lilypad Lake stamp set for the distant sail boats.

And about the chairs… I love the Adirondack chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.The Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack seemed perfect. I thought it gave the chairs a rustic, Maine, look!

Finally, I added some Wink of Stella to the beach area to represent the sun shining on the sand. Is anything ever harmed by adding a little Wink of Stella?

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Thanks,

Dianne

Going On An Animal Expedition!

It’s aI think this title sounds like I’m off to a safari in Africa! I wish! Animal Expedition is the name of a package of fabulous Designer Series Paper. I used it for my card for this week’s sketch challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

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I’m not sure if the frog looks happy or scared! Maybe all the alligators have him a little worried.

Here’s the sketch from this week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.

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Design Notes For Animal Expedition Card:

Well, as usual, I changed the challenge up a bit. I changed the orientation of the card, but that’s okay!

The Animal Outing stamp set is really one of my favorites. I used one of the cute sentiments and the stamp of the frog on a branch. A little coloring with Watercolor Pencils and I was finished most of the card. I wrapped a bit of Black Baker’s Twine across the top. A layer or two, placed it on the Animal Expedition Designer Paper and done! Sometimes the best cards are the easiest!

 

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne