Lasting Lily – Perfect for Sympathy

I hate it when I need a sympathy card and don’t have one ready. Yesterday, I decided to work ahead a bit. As I looked through my stamp sets, I realized I had not used the perfectly wonderful, Lasting Lily. As if the stamp set itself were not wonderful enough, I got it for FREE. Lasting Lily is one of the choices for Sale-A-Bration. More on that later.

Lasting Lily stamp set, #GDP174, floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Delightfully Detailed Laser Paper Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Of course, you could easily use a birthday sentiment or Thank You or thinking of you. Any of those would work well.

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. Just click on the image below to go to the site and see all of the wonderful cards made with this great sketch.

#GDP174

 

Design Notes for Lasting Lily Card:

The sketch on the challenge featured an oval. Well, I liked that but wanted to change the orientation. I thought the flower would look better. The frame around the flower is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Such great paper – one side is white, the other side is cream color.

I used a few drops of the Mossy Meadow Ink Refill and an Aqua Painter to add some color to the background. The layer behind the flower is some paper from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper package.

The show stopper for this card is the flower. Don’t you love the way that flower has some real texture?  This stamp set has stamps that are “Distinktive”. That is, they have a special texture to give a more realistic look.

Lasting Lily stamp set, #GDP174, floral Romance Designer Series Paper, Delightfully Detailed Laser Paper Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Lasting Lily Card:

Remember the Lasting Lily stamp set if free right now with a purchase of $50 or more.

 

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Dianne

It’s a Sheltering Tree Kind of Day

The day I made this card, it was rainy and windy. I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree without any leaves to reflect the weather!  A friend recently lost his grandmother and I wanted to make a special card for him. Don’t you think the trees are appropriate for a sympathy card?

Sheltering Tree, Timeless Textures, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, Everyday Label Punch, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

While I made this card with a masculine appeal in mind, I think you could send it to anyone.

Design Notes for Sheltering Tree Card:

The central image, the trees, were stamped in Soft Suede. But, did you notice that some are darker than others? For the tree on the right, I stamped the image directly onto the card stock. For the other two trees, I stamped off. That means, I inked up the stamp, stamped on a piece of scrap paper than stamped on the card stock. This really easy technique gives some depth to the images. You can stamp off once or even two times for a great effect. Here’s the same tree stamped off two times.

Sheltering Tree, Timeless Textures, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, Everyday Label Punch, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

For the card I made, I overlapped the trees to give the effect of a forest.

Sheltering Tree, Timeless Textures, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, Everyday Label Punch, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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This and That:

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Painted Glass for Sympathy

I try to have some sympathy cards at the ready. Unfortunately, I needed one this week and though I had some, I wanted something special. I went to the Painted Glass stamp set for the sentiment and the butterfly.

Painted Glass stamp set, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends, Patal Pair Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescsaards.com

I think it’s a little bit of a different color combination for a sympathy card, but I hope my friend will like it.

 

 

Design Notes for Painted Glass Sympathy Card:

I think butterflies are a perfect symbol for a sympathy card. Originally I thought I would put the butterflies all down the side and stamped four on the piece of paper. Naturally, to stamp in a nice column like that, I used my Stamparatus, I placed the stamp, inked it up, stamped, then moved the plate down to the next hinge. This is called – you guessed it – hinge stamping! After I stamped all the butterflies, I colored them in with Stampin’ Blends.

Painted Glass stamp set, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends, Patal Pair Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescsaards.com

After I embossed the piece of Mint Macaron with one of the Petal Pear Embossing Folder, I sponged over the flowers a bit with some Mint Macaron ink. That always makes the embossed design pop.

Painted Glass stamp set, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends, Patal Pair Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescsaards.com

Finally, after I stamped the sentiment, I cut it out with one of the Stitched Labels Framelits. I also backed the piece with a piece of Mint Macaron so that the openings would all show the same thing.

 

Supply List for Painted Glass Sympathy Card:

 

Specials for August:

Stampin’ Up! has some special things for you in August!

Bonus Days:

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For every $50 you spend in August (before shipping and tax), you will receive a coupon for $5 to spend in September.

Color Your Season Items:

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Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons stamp set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.

 

Paper Pumpkin

The Paper Pumpkin Special is still in effect. You have until August 10 to subscribe (if you have never subscribed before. This would be a great gift for someone going away to college!

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Order in August:

The Host Code for August is TDSUFUR6. Remember, when you place an on-line order of $50 or more with me, I will send you a package of Colored Doilies!

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Hope you are having a great day. How has it gotten to be August 1st already?

Dianne

Catalog CASE with Timeless Textures

I’ll admit it. Sometimes inspiration is just elusive. But, I can easily find sources to get my mojo going again. One of my favorite sources is to look in the Stampin’ Up catalog. This time I found a card I wanted to CASE (Copy and Share). I used a different stamp set and different colors than the sample. I used Timeless Textures for my card.

Timeless Textures stamp set, Better Together stamp set, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the card that was my inspiration. it’s from page 125 in the 2018019 Annual Catalog.

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Design Notes for Timeless Textures Card:

Can you see which elements I copies and which I changed up? I kept the general layout of the card and added twine to the left side. (I had tried Copper Trim and didn’t like the look.) What I did change: I used different colors. I think this might have been my first time using the Merry Merlot Neutral color card stock. It surely won’t be my last. What a great color. I also changed the sentiment and how it was presented. I decided to stamp the sentiment, from Better Together, on vellum and heat emboss it. Once I had cut it out with the Layering Ovals Framelits I wanted to back it with a Merry Merlot oval.  I realized I didn’t know how I was going to adhere the Vellum piece. When you adhere Vellum, you need to hide the adhesive. There was literally no where to hide on this piece! So, I just put adhesive everywhere. It turns out, I like it since it added a little more of a textured look.

Timeless Textures stamp set, Better Together stamp set, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Timeless Textures Card:

Both the Timeless Textures and Better Together stamp set come in both Clear Mount and Wood Mount. Nice to have choices, isn’t it?

Are the Stampin’ Blends Calling Out to You?

There are new colors to choose from! I’ll be featuring these new colors in posts soon. (Mine on on their way.) When you order, be sure to use the June Host Code RJMA2SGP.

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Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

 

Waterfront with Sympathy

I recently needed a special sympathy card. The father of a friend of mine passed away. He had been a science teacher and quite the outdoorsman. I knew the the Waterfront stamp set would be exactly what I would need for this special card.

Waterfront stamp set, Sympathy, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Waterfront Sympathy Card:

The Waterfront stamp set makes it easy to create a serene, beautiful card. This scene makes me think of a lakeside mountain, probably somewhere that my friend’s father would have loved.

For both the mountains and the water, I simply used the stamp two or three times, re-inking each time. The shading on the trees was created when I stamped them, then stamped again without re-inking. For the sun, I just made a mask of the mountains from a scrap of paper then stamped over it. (Go to my Video Tutorials page to find a link to my video about Masking.)

I began to put the card together and decided I need some texture or interest in the background. The Seaside Textured Embossing Folder, seemed to do the trick. Just enough texture.

Supply List for Waterfront Sympathy Card:

 

Is It Retiring?

The stamp set that I used for today’s card, Waterfront, is not on the retiring list. However, there are lots of great stamp set, Framelits, punches, inks, card stock, …Well, you get the idea, lots of stuff is retiring. So, check the lists and see what you need to order. I’d love to be your demonstrator! If you place an on-line order of $50 or more with me this month, I’ll send you a spool of Gold Ribbon as a thank you.

Here’s the link for on sale items!   AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

This is the list of items from the Annual Catalog.   AC Retired List-US

Here’s the list of items from the Occasions Catalog.   OCC Retired List-US

Just click below to go to my 24-7 On Line Store.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Oh, by the way, thank you for voting for my card at Kylie’s International Blog Highlights. I landed in the top 10 and so will be in a blog hop sometime soon. Thanks so much.

Dianne