A Little Shimmer Paint

I seem to be stuck on copper these days. But why not? It’s all so beautiful. Today’s card, which is part of Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop, features lots of copper elements. My favorite is the Copper Shimmer Paint.

Shimmer Paint, Freindly Expressions stamp set, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

What’s your favorite copper element?

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Design Notes for Shimmer Paint Card:

Yes, it’s true, another Diagonal Tri-fold card. I do love this fold. After making the base, I cut a piece of Copper Foil, 4″ x 5 1/4″, then cut it on the diagonal. The next piece, Merry Merlot, was cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Then I embossed it with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. The next step was to use the Copper Shimmer Paint with a Sponge Dauber and lightly highlight the design. Finally, I cut the piece on the diagonal and added it to the card front.

For this Tri-Fold, I decided to use a belly band to keep it closed. I made it with some Copper Foil and Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon. I added the bow after I wrapped it around the card. The sentiment is from the Friendly Expressions stamp set. The inside is pretty simple, just a sentiment.

Shimmer Paint, Friendly Expressions stamp set, Thank You, Diagonal Tri-fold card, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

Want to know how to make the Diagonal Tri Fold Card? I have a video for you!

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Copper…Can You Have Too Much?

I seem to have a “thing” for copper these days. If there is a product that has copper in it, or on it, I buy it! And, I use it. Today’s card features three copper products. Can you tell which ones they are?

Copper, Sea of Textures stamp set, thank you, Copper Trim, Copper shimmer Paint, stitched Labels Framelits, Seaside Embossing folder, Sprig Punch, Leaf Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The inspiration for this card came from a beautiful card by Louise Sharp, one of the design team members over at Global Design Project. Click on the icon below and go over to see the designer’s and participant’s cards.

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Design Notes for Copper Card:

As much as I love the colors of Louise’s card, I decided to change them up in my card. The fall theme seemed to run through my mind. I used the Seaside Embossing folder to add some texture to the piece of Crushed Curry. Nice, but it needed something else. Copper Shimmer Paint! I used a Sponge Dauber to spread some color and bring out the embossing. The Copper Foil Sprig and Gold Glimmer leaf were tied together with some Copper Trim. So, there you have it, three copper products. I stamped the sentiment on some Crushed Curry card stock, cut it out with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Labels Framelits set. Then I cut a piece of Copper Foil to go behind and around the sentiment…one more little copper touch!

Copper, Sea of Textures stamp set, thank you, Copper Trim, Copper shimmer Paint, stitched Labels Framelits, Seaside Embossing folder, Sprig Punch, Leaf Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The envelope and the inside couldn’t be left unstamped!

Copper, Sea of Textures stamp set, thank you, Copper Trim, Copper shimmer Paint, stitched Labels Framelits, Seaside Embossing folder, Sprig Punch, Leaf Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Copper Card:

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Wouldn’t you like to make a card similar to this one? You can do it!  When you are ready to order the materials you want to make this card, just click on any of the images in the Purchase List. That will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

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Thanks With Wishing You Well

I try to send my customers a hand made card each time they place an order with me. Last month I used the beautiful Wishing You Well stamp set for these cards.

Wishing You Well stamp set, Detailed Trip Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Did you notice, I didn’t put any sentiment on the front? I think this card could be used for so many occasions, just add a sentiment on the inside and done.

 

Wishing You Well stamp set, Detailed Trip Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Wishing You Well Card:

Well, I think it’s hard to choose, but maybe my favorite thing about this card is the color combination.

Maybe I’m beginning to overuse Blackberry Bliss. No, forget I said that.
Look carefully at the bow. Isn’t it amazingly real looking. Stampin’ Up! has developed a new type of stamp they call “Distinktive”. It adds more depth and detail.
Wishing You Well stamp set, Detailed Trip Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com
This stamp set is one you will use year round. Here are some cards from the Stampin’ Up! Website, using these stamps. Notice that one of these cards is for Christmas.  Aren’t they beautiful?
Wishing You Well stamp set, Detailed Trip Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com
If you’d like to make some of these cards, It’s easy to get everything you need. Stampin’ Up! has a Supplies Set for these cards. With one item number (150096 ) you get to order everything you need.
Wishing You Well stamp set, Detailed Trip Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder, thank you card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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A Tall Card for Manly Monday

I rarely think to make a card that is not a standard size. Who knows what made me think to make a card that’s not standard and just a little bit of a tall card for today. Maybe because I got to use the Envelope Punch Board. I also had fun with the Stamparatus. Well, there are so many things to love on this card. Hard to say. But, here’s the card.

Stamparatus, Vertical Greetings stamp set, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Tine Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Galvanized Metallic Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Before I Continue….

I got a bit of news on Sunday about the 24 Hour sale. Looks like some great stamp sets will be on sale. Yea!  Check out the video.

Here’s the list of stamp sets.

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Design Notes for Tall Card:

When you want to have stamps placed “just so” the Stamparatus is the tool you need. I knew I wanted the “Happy Birthday” to be repeated on the card front – but not randomly! Because you can change where you put the stamp by moving the hinged acrylic plates, I knew I had to use the Stamparatus.

Stamparatus, Vertical Greetings stamp set, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Tine Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Galvanized Metallic Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

But, I didn’t move the acrylic plates! After each stamping, I moved the card stock down 1/2″ and over 1/2″.

Do you notice the partially stamped Happy Birthday? We have Small Grid Sheets that fit perfectly on the Stamparatus now. (I was originally going to have the sentiment repeat in a different way.)

I wanted to add some texture to the card front. The Galvanized Metallic Paper was meant for the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder!

And do you love this color combination? I think they compliment each other and both look great with the Galvanized Metallic Paper.

 

Because it was a different shape, I needed a custom made envelope. No problem with the Envelope Punch Board.
Stamparatus, Vertical Greetings stamp set, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Tine Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Galvanized Metallic Paper, Nature's Roots Framelits, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Supply List for Tall Card:

Both of the stamp sets that I used for this card come in both clear mount and wood mount. The Rooted in Nature set is also part of a Bundle. Always get the Bundle!

 

Don’t Forget!

Come back tomorrow and see what’s on sale. There is sure to be something you can’t live without.

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Dianne

Maps Etc. Finds Its Way to Manly Monday!

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.

Maps, Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

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.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

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.

Easy, right?

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.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

 

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.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

 

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Info For You:

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Hope your week is off to a good start!

Dianne