I recently got the Bokeh Dots stamp set and have been wanting to play with it. Yesterday was the day. i wanted to do something for Manly Monday and it seemed like a good combination.
Design Notes for Bokeh Dots Birthday:
I certainly did have some fun with this!
First, I stamped the Bokeh Dots stamp on a piece of card stock to cover all of the area. That became my layer behind the Happy Birthday part. On another piece of card stock, I really stamped all over!
I used that piece to cut out the Happy Birthday..
Since I used Pear Pizzazz ink, I used a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock for the second layer Happy Birthday.
And really, can Gold Foil Paper ever be a bad addition.
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This and That:
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I had so much fun with the Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder. It’s part of the Best Route Suite from the Annual Catalog. I actually made two different cards to show you today.
Look carefully at both cards. Do you notice something? Something missing? There is no stamping! Talk about quick cards!
Design Notes for Maps Etc. Cards:
Well, I used the Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder on both cards. One card shows the embossed (raised) side, one shows the debossed (depressed) side. I think that you can clearly see the difference between the two. The card on the right is the embossed side, the one you would typically use. The card on the left shows the debossed side, a side you likely overlook. You might also notice that I have some color on the Granite Gray embossed pieces. That’s because I used a Sponge Brayer and some Blueberry Bushel ink on the inside of the folder.
This technique is pretty easy and adds quite a punch.
- First, decide which side you want to use.
- Next, ink up Sponge Brayer and add ink to one side of embossing folder.
- Finally, carefully insert your paper and run through the Big Shot.
When you are adhering embossed card stock to another layer, be sure to use a strong adhesive like Tear & Tape. Because the embossed surface is uneven, you need the extra strength.
The sentiments on the cards are both from the Best Route Memories and More Card Pack. I punched out the sentiment with 2″ Circle punch then punched out a background piece with the Starburst Punch. Both cards were finished off with some Best Route Washi Tape and Best Route Enamel Shapes. I also used some of the Washi on the envelopes.
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Hope your week is off to a good start!
Do you ever have trouble getting cards out for birthdays at the beginning of the month? I confess, sometimes, I do. My dear friend Rose is celebrating her birthday tomorrow. We went to both high school and college together. I didn’t want to miss her special day. I used the Treat Time stamp set to make something special for her over the weekend and, I hope, got it in the mail in time.
This card was my card for this month’s technique challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. This month the challenge is to use stitching on your project. There are so many ways you can do this. I used a die that mimicked stitching. Go on over to the challenge site to see the great tutorial about stitching.
Design Notes for Treat Time Card:
The Stitched Label Framelits are like a hidden treasure. I used one of the dies for the Petal Pink circle. I like it because it has the openings all around the edgeand I knew I could lace some ribbon through the holes – almost like stitching, right? But the winner piece for this card was the die that cut the stitched line along the other piece of Petal Pink card stock. Doesn’t it look just like I used my sewing machine to make a row of tiny stitches?
Of course, the Share What You Love Designer Series paper is so beautiful. You can’t make a bad card with it! I used it on the bottom and cut a few flowers out of some scraps. One is one the front and one on the inside. There was one extra for the envelope.
Never one to leave well enough alone, I added a little Wink of Stella to the flower on the front of the card.
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This and That:
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Do you like today’s card? Do you have a thought or comment about it? Please leave me a comment – I love comments!
Oh, were you thinking of the classic movie, “On the Waterfront”? Sorry. I used the stamp set, Waterfront for today’s card. I think it is one of the most beautiful sets in the annual catalog and perfect for any kind of card.
Design Notes for Waterfront Card:
Does this card look a bit familiar? I created it while I was writing up the post for last Friday. You would have seen it if you opened up the tutorial for Easel Card. I hope you did. If not, you can look at the tutorial here, Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait.
The colors I used are definitely autumnal but you can imagine that these stamps could work with summer or even winter themes. I used some of the Wood Textures Designer Paper for the inside part of the card and one mat on the front. Wood Texture adds a definite manly vibe and in this case, a fall one too. You can see it better here.
When I was just about finished, I saw a piece of Nature’s Poem Designer Paper that was just the right size to decorate the envelope flap! It seems to be my new thing.
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Most days I post my cards to the website, Splitcoaststampers.com. It’s a regular treasure trove. Lots of samples, tutorials, and more. I found out that one of my cards from last week was selected as a Favorite of the Week. Gotta say, I was pretty pleased. Click on the card to go to the original post for this one.
You can check out my Gallery on Splitcoast by clicking here.
Hope you are having a great 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.
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:
- 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.
- Layer the card front and mask on the Stamparatus.
- Sponge lightly!
I finished off the card with some Linen Thread and a button from the True Gentlemen collection.
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I have this stamp set in wood mount. When I bought it, that was all that was available! Now you have a choice!
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