Not So Happy Tails

My goddaughter, Caroline, recently lost their beautiful, sweet dog, Lucy. What could I do? I did what I do, I made a card. Happy Tails stamp set was part of the answer.

Happy Tails stamp set, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I think the dog even looks a little like Lucy.

 

 

Design Notes For Not So Happy Tails:

The sentiment from Happy Tails fit perfectly into one of the heart dies from the Stitched Be Mine die set. To add a little texture to the background I tried a little experiment and used some Frost White Shimmer Paint, a dauber and the clouds mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set. I think it gives the idea of clouds without being overwhelming.

Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The doggie was colored with a Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend. I used the very handy Dog Builder Punch to punch it out. As a final touch, I added just a bit of black to the eye and nose with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

 

Happy Tails stamp set, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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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?

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stamp9in' Up!, Diannescards.com

I know some of you are coming from other sites. I hope you will continue to hop along and see all of the great projects. Just click on any of the links below.

 

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

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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.

Global Design Project, #GDP164

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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Big Thanks for Shelli

Do you know who Shelli Gardner is? She is the founder of Stampin’ Up!. I’ve been lucky enough to meet her a few times and of course know a lot about her through Stampin’ Up! She has done so much for the company and for all of the demonstrators. This week Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights is featuring thank you cards for Shelli. I have met so many wonderful people and learned so much through Stampin’ Up! Not making a card for her was just not in the mix! I used the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper for her card.

Share What You Love SDSP, Thank you, Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

She is so kind, I thought that was the perfect sentiment.

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Design Notes for Share What You Love Card:

I had no hesitation about what paper to choose for this card. The Designer Paper called Share What You love was just a logical choice. Many of the sheets have a pearly finish to them. I love that. However, the sheet that I selected did not have that finish. So, I added it. All it takes is a dauber and a little Frosted White Shimmer Paint. Easy Peesey. Do you love it?

The other detail on the front of the card was the piece of Mint Macaron card stock that I cut with the Delicate Lace Edgelits. I think I even made it look better with the addition of some Mint Macaron ink that I sponged on it.

Share What You Love SDSP, Thank you, Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

I am really loving these edgelits. Check them out. Gotta give a shout out to my friend, Brian King here. I never even noticed them in the catalog but once I saw them on his web site, I had to have them! See his card using these here.

Detailed Lace Edgelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When I first started designing the card, I used some vellum with the Edgelit. I decided that wasn’t really what I wanted and put the piece aside. But wait, after I sponged it, it was perfect as a little addition for the inside. Let nothing go to waste!

Share What You Love SDSP, Thank you, Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com, Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

 

 

Supply List for Share What You Love Card:

 

This and That:

At just about every Stampin’ Up! event, I get to meet  Shelli Gardner. She’s very gracious about pictures! Here’s a shot of Shelli and me while I was on the Mediterranean cruise!

Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

International Blog Highlights:

I hope you will vote for my card. If I land in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in an International Blog Hop later this month.

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Card #4, Kyli's International Blog Highlights, Novemeber, 2018

Thanks so much.

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Congrats and Keep Crafting Forever

It’s always fun to make a Congratulations card. I have a downline who is close to promoting. I want to be ready with congratulations!  The Crafting Forever stamp set was a natural choice for this card.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Share What You Love specialty DSP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.comToday I am part of a Blog Hop! (Thanks for your votes!)

Design Notes for Crafting Forever Card:

Well, I had fun with some of my favorite products when I made this card. First, I heat embossed the sentiment and the pot of brushes – always a fun time for me. Then I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the brushes. But, my newest fun item also showed up. I used some of the Shimmer Paint on the card stock. You may know that many of the sheets of paper in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack have a pearl finish. I love that. However, I realized that the two papers I chose for this card did not have the pearl finish. Shimmer Paint to the rescue. Shake, dauber – pearl finish! Now I have Pearly paper whenever I want with the swish of a dauber.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also added some of the Designer Paper to the inside and to the envelope.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Share What You Love specialty DSP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.com

Here are the links to other stops only the way. You are sure to see some other great cards and projects.

 

Supply List for Crafting Forever Card:

 

 

Be sure to visit the other participants along the blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne