More Loveliness – Serene Garden

This week in my card classes, we used the Serene Garden stamp set. Most everyone loved the card!

Serene Garden stamp set, Aqua Painters, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

One of the things I like about this card is that you could use it for any occasion. On the inside, we used the very versatile Itty Bitty Greetings  stamp set to customize the card.

Design Notes for Serene Garden Card:

There is no way you would ever use bright colors with this set is there? Maybe one day I’ll change my mind about that but I went right to the subtles collection for this card.

 

We used the Stamparatus to stamp the dove. It’s such an easy way to make sure that the stamp is consistently perfect.

I also set up the Stamparatus to stamp the Balmy Blue line across the top. The next step was to stamp the design with VersaMark then use White Heat Emboss Powder. Once that was heated, we used Aqua Painters to fill in the colors. To be honest, it was a little tedious but my gals did a fabulous job!

 

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Are you looking forward to a fun weekend? I’m off to a scrap book weekend! I know that will be fun!

Dianne

 

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.

Nature's Roots Framelits, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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!, diannescards.com

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

Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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

Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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

Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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

Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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.

Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Nature’s Roots Framelits Card:

Remember that the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies are part of a bundle. Save 10% when you buy them together. They are available in either wood or clear mount. If you purchase the clear mount, you can use them with the Stamparatus.

 

 

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

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.

Stampin' Up! catalog card

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?

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Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

 

Celebrate July 4th with Red, White and Blueberry Bushel!

Over the weekend, we had a houseful of company for an early July 4 celebration. It was all very “Americana”. We cooked out, saw fireworks, and participated in a golf cart parade. (Scroll to the end for pictures.) I even made a blueberry cake and cherry turnovers for desserts. So of course, I made little gift boxes for everyone with red, white and blue (Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Blueberry Bushel.) Here are some of the boxes I made.

Beautiful YOu stamp set, Balloon Celebration stamp set, Blueberry Bushel paper, ink, ribbon, July 4th, boxes, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I later added the names under the “Celebrate” sentiment.

Design Notes for Blueberry Bushel Boxes:

I first saw Ronda Wade make these boxes on one of her weekly videos. So easy! It’s a one piece box that is made from one piece of card stock. I’ve written up a tutorial for you with lots of photos. All you need to do is click on the title here. Directions for Treat Box.

Beautiful You stamp set, Balloon Celebration stamp set, Blueberry Bushel paper, ink, ribbon, July 4th, boxes, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you create your treat box, you can decorate it however you like. I used a 2″ wide strip of Whisper White Card Stock. To create the stars, I used a stamp from the Balloon Celebrations stamp set and Versamark ink. Some heat and Silver Embossing Powder gave it a little sparkle. More sparkle was added with the Silver Glimmer Paper. The “Celebrate” sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set. The circles are Starburst Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and 1 1/2″ Circle Punch. After I put the band on, I added some Lovely Lipstick or Blueberry Bushel ribbon. Easy, right?

 

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So Many Good Things in July!

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On Sunday, the sale on Designer Paper began. Please email me ([email protected]) with your order. Or you can go to my 24-7 on-line store.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

Oh, here are some pictures from the Golf Cart Parade.

Paper Tearing with Sea of Textures

Today I am going to show you a card made with the great Sea of Textures stamp set and also show you a video about paper tearing. I’m a designer on the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday site and today I’m presenting the technique challenge for July.

Sea of Textures stamp set, Paper tearing, Under the Sea Framelits, shimmery White Embossing Paste, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I love that octopus! AFTER I stamped and cut him out, I realized it’s not a very realistic color. However, I’m claiming artistic license and we’re going with the Blackberry Bliss.

 

Design Notes for Sea of Textures Card:

The octopus and the coral were easy. I stamped and then cut them out with the Under the Sea Framelits. I cut the reef out and used the piece of card stock as a mask. Next, I used some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to create the reef effect.

Did you look carefully at the octopus? At his eyes? I used two tiny pieces from the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles and the Fine Tip Glue Pen to give him eyes!

Sea of Textures stamp set, Diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

Learn about the paper tearing techniques in the video below.

Supply List for Sea of Textures Card:

The Sea of Textures stamp set is part of a bundle. Buy both and save 10%. The stamp set comes in either clear mount or wood mount.

 

It’s July1!

Today the sale on Designer Paper begins. Please email me ([email protected]) with your order. Or you can go to my 24-7 on-line store.

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Also, don’t forget that you can now purchase the new colors of Stampin’ Blends! Just add them to your order.

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Hope you are enjoying a great weekend.

Today is the golf card parade in our community. All the kids are here. We’re going patriotic with the cart decorations this year (and keeping it simple!) Pictures to follow!

Dianne