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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Scallop Tag Topper Card for Fun Fold Friday

It’s Friday! I’ll confess, I used to be more excited about Friday when I was working. But, that’s a story for another time! Now Friday means “Fun Fold” and today will not disappoint. I’ve gone to an oldie that I think you will like, the Scallop Tag Topper Card with a Halloween twist.

Scallop Tag Topper fold, Spooky sweets stamp set, Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Spider Trinkets,Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I think I m beginning to embrace purple as a Halloween color. Took me long enough. And is that spider just the cutest!


Design Notes for Scallop Tag Topper  Card:

This card is so much easier than it looks! Creating the little tab closure is easy. A few years back, I made a video to show how it is done. The video has a few little rough spots – it was one of my first videos – but the directions are clear.

I also decorated the inside with some extra of the adorable Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.

Scallop Tag Topper fold, Spooky sweets stamp set, Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Spider Trinkets,Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And, I couldn’t help myself, I decorated the envelop as well!

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Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend.


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Double Time Stamping With Tropical Chic

Well, it’s time for a video! Yes, I used the double time stamping technique in my class this month and everyone seem pretty pleased with it. So I decided perhaps a video for the world was in order! The technique is really an adaptation of a bit more elaborate technique called Triple Time Stamping. Here’s what we are made this month.

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Hard to miss with the colors and the Tropical Chic stamp set!
I love this color combination!


Design Notes for Double Time Stamping Card:

Well, really, the video says it all.

I promised the measurements!
Card Base (Granny Apple Green) 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
First layer (Highland Heather) 4″ x 5 1/4″
Large Whisper White Panel, 3 3/4″ x 5″
Granny Apple Green Panel (small) 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Small Whisper White Panel 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Panel for inside card, 4″ x 5 1/4″


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Tropical Chic for Global Design Project

This week Global Design Project is celebrating it’s 150th post. How could I not participate? I love the sketch. Here’s my take on the sketch using the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

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Here’s the sketch for this challenge. Just click on the sketch to go to Global Design Project web site.

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Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

Don’t you just love that Tropical Escape Designer Paper? I think the colors are just terrific. Here’s what I picked out from the paper:



There are some small dots of Blushing Bride on the Designer paper that I used on this card. I tried to bring them out a bit by using some Blushing Bride card stock for the banner and behind the leaf. I also added some Blushing Bride ink to the Glimmer Paper. Have you ever done that. It’s really easy to color Glimmer Paper. It just takes a sponge or Dauber and ink. I did a video about this a while back. You might want to check it out.



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Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Stop back on Monday to see the second collar fold card, this time for a man.



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!

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Learn about the paper tearing techniques in the video below.

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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!