Eclipse with Nature’s Roots Framelits ?

I received a card in a swap a few weeks ago. The technique used on the card probably has a name but I don’t know it. It’s something like the eclipse technique but not exactly. I used the Nature’s Roots Framelits for my version.

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What do you think? Maybe it should be called reverse eclipse?

Design Notes for Nature’s Roots Framelits Card:

Here’s how I made this card.

First, I cut the tree from the Mossy Meadow card stock using the Nature’s Roots Framelits.Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!,

Next, I placed the piece of Mossy Meadow on my Stamparatus.

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The next step was to place the stamp in the opening.

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Now, to close the plate to pick up the stamp in just the right place.

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Finally, remove the Mossy Meadow piece and replace with the piece to be stamped on. The stamp is in just the right place.

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Now, wasn’t that easy?

Once I inked up the stamp, I replaced the Mossy Meadow ink with some Early Espresso on the trunk, using a Stampin’ Write Marker.

The last thing to know is that after I heat embossed, I added the Mossy Meadow Layer to the stamped layer with Foam Adhesive Strips. So easy.

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So glad you stopped by today. If you know what the technique is called, let me know!




Climbing Orchid for Global Design Project

This has been a busy week. All week long, I kept thinking about the challenge over at Global Design Project. The sample is beautiful. I really liked the colors and layout and so decided as soon as I had a chance, I’d work on designing something. I love the Climbing Orchid stamp set and determined to use that  as the centerpiece of the card.


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Design Notes for Climbing Orchid Card:

I loved that Charlet used both Very Vanilla and Whisper White card stock on her card. The Very Vanilla provides a soft background and the Whisper White lets the center piece pop. Well, I more or less did the same thing on my card. To add some shine for this one I chose to use the Champagne Foil. I used some Rich Razzleberry ink on Petal Pink card stock for one of the background pieces. The Sheet Music background stamp is one of my favorites. I sponged both of the Whisper White pieces and the Petal Pink Sheet Music piece to add a soft touch. And did you notice the piece of  Delightfully Detailed Laser cut Specialty Paper in the background? That paper is so versatile.

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World Giraffe Day with Animal Outing

It’s true.Today is World Giraffe Day. I decided to celebrate this amazing animal by making a card with the Animal Outing stamp set. It’s the first time I used this set and I’m in love!

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Can that giraffe be any cuter?

Design Notes for Animal Outing Card:

This stamp set is part of a suite of products, the Animal Expedition Suite. The Animal Friends Framelits dies helped me cut out the cute giraffe. The Leaf Ribbon was just too tempting for me. I had to offer the sweet giraffe something to eat! I embossed the Shaded Spruce card stock with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder, a faithful standby from last year’s catalog. Here’ a look at the stamp set. I know you will see more of this. I have already stamped, colored and cut the kangaroo!

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I think my favorite part of the card is the inside. First I stamped then sentiment, then stamped off a few leaves with Shaded Spruce ink. Then, using Glue Dots, I added a bit of the Leaf Ribbon. Almost too much cuteness!

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Love What You Do – Again!

It seems I just can’t help myself. I keep reaching for the Love What You Do stamp set. The stamp set images are just perfect when paired with the share What You Love Designer Paper. This time I kicked it all up a notch by adding the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper.

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I was inspired by this week’s sketch at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. You should think about adding something to our challenge! This is such a great sketch!

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Design Notes for Love What You Do Card:

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I was going to take a bit of liberty with the design and use an oval cut opening from the Delightfully Detailed Paper. These papers are so beautiful. You just don’t need to do much to make it shine.

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I first stamped the background in Powder Pink on a piece of Whisper White card stock,. So that the background would be faint, I stamped off first.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry. The 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon was the perfect touch for the bottom of the laser cut piece. It needed just one more detail. I finally came up with using one of the Faceted Dots. Even though the Dot color is Blackberry Bliss, I thought it was just right.

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It’s a Beautiful Day to Share What You Love

Today I’m showing you a card I made with a few products from the Share What You Love product Suite. It’s featured in the new Annual Catalog that goes live June 1 but you can purchase it now!

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Don’t you love this beautiful paper?

Design Notes for Share What You Love Card:

The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper in this collection is so beautiful. Many of the pages have pearly accents. The paper is also a bit thicker than most designer paper. I cut the Tranquil Tide card stock so that just an inch of it was on the front. The designer paper was cut at 4″ x 5 1/2. That way you can see the other side of the paper from the inside. 

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I added a little interest to the lovely Pearlized Doily by sponging it with some Rich Razzleberry ink. Finally, I added one of the Leaves Trinkets to the front. 

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