Belated Birthday with Bird Banter !

Really, I should make a dozen or so of these cards. It’s embarrassing how often I need a belated birthday card. I figure if it’s cute enough, like this one with Bird Banter, maybe people will overlook the fact that it is late.

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How cute is that bird!

Design Notes for Bird Banter Belated Card:

To tell you the truth, I do love the birds in this set, but the touch of sarcasm in the sentiment really appears to me. Now you know.

The card went together pretty easily. I stamped the bird and then used some of my Stampin’ Blends to color him in. No real blending, just coloring. After I stamped the first part of the sentiment, I realized I didn’t have lots of room for the second part. Yes, I could easily have put that part of the sentiment on the inside but wanted it on the front. I stamped it onto a scrap, punched it out with the 2″ Circle Punch then just cut it in half and added it under the Lemon-Lime Twist card stock layer. but, really the scene stealer on this card is the layer of Picture Perfect Designer Paper. You have to see this paper. Order it, you will love it. Trust me.  One side of each page is a photographic image!

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Hope my friend like s the card.

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Sorry for Everything for Get Well!

The other day, I noticed a stamp set on my shelf and realized I’d hardly used it at all. Since I know so many people who are suffering with the flu, or bronchitis, I decided I could use a few get well cards.  Sorry for Everything stamp set sees ink!

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The real inspiration for this card came from this week’s Global Design Project, Case the Designer Challenge. I loved the soft colors and touches of gold and silver on Krista Frattin’s card and used that as a jumping off point.

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Design Notes for Sorry for Everything Get Well Card:

Whenever I need something soft and subtle for a background, one of my ‘go to’ stamp sets is Touches of Texture. There are so many great designs in the set. I can always find something I need. I picked one of the texture images and stamped with some Soft Sky ink. Next, I added the sentiments with Basic Black ink. The gold and silver touches came from Metallic Foil Doilies and some Metallic Enamel Shapes. The Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and Soft Sky card stock layer tied it all together.

Here’s a good look at the Sorry For Everything stamp set. Lots of sentiments you need.

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You’re So Sweet – Really!

Recently one of my neighbor had surgery. He’s doing well and has recovered nicely. I made a card for him earlier but wanted to send along a little treat for him this week. I made some spiced pecans. With a little fussing, I made one of the flat Striped Treat Bags into a big that sits flat. The tag was an easy choice, I used the You’re So Sweet stamp set.

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Do you like the color combination? It’s this week’s challenge from the FabFriday site.

FabFri128, diannescards.comI just love these colors together and knew I wanted to do something with them.

Design Notes for You’re So Sweet Gift Tag:

I first stamped the sentiment with the Emerald Envy ink. Looked pretty good. But I thought that it needed a little something. So, I stamped the sentiment again on a piece of scrap paper, this time with Lemon Lime Twist ink. Next, I cut it out, added some Dimensionals and replaced it on the tag. Voila. The rest is obvious. The Berry Burst Ribbon and Glimmer Enamel Dots make it all pop. I decided to soften it a bit and used the Envelope Punch Board to round all of the corners.

Here’s another view of the bag. You can see in this picture how it sits flat. I saw this once at a Stampin’ Up! Convention. I think if you search on YouTube, you can find a video. It’s not hard, honest.

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The pecans that I put in the bag were a hit. Let me know if you’d like the recipe.

Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

All About Amazing You and Masking

Amazing You is one of the great new stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Just purchase $50 and it can be yours. Today I have featured this great stamp set in a birthday card for a friend.

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There’s more about Amazing You that I’ll be sharing soon. Well, I’ll give you a hint… there is a  coordinating set of Thinlits that you can also get for FREE! Some samples next week. You are going to love it!

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Are you wondering about the “masking” part referred to in the blog post title? That’s how I got the great gold accent behind the flower.

I’ve been playing a lot with masking the last week or two and decided to create a video tutorial for you. I show you two types of masking. You will see they are easy and easier!

Design Notes for Amazing You Card:

First, I inked up the flower stamp with Calypso Coral and then I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the leaves. I created a mask of the flower and leaves then used that to cover the Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi image. Next, I used VersaMark and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder with the sunburst stamp. I thought the “celebrate” repeated along side in Calypso Coral ink was a good way to finish it off. Finally, I added some Gold Metallic Thread behind the focal image. You can never go wrong adding some gold.

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Dianne

 

Message in a Bottle or Genie in a Bottle?

I recently purchased the Message in a Bottle stamp set. I wanted to make a birthday card and thought what I really wanted was a genie to grant wishes! So, I masked off the bottom of the mermaid and made her into a genie!

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Design  Notes for Message in a Bottle Card

Well, I stamped the bottle then stamped another bottle to use as a mask. But it didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. It looked like a mermaid behind a bottle. Not what I wanted. Take 2.

Message in a Bottle stamp set, Masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comTurns out, there was an easier way to do it. Since the top of the bottle was flat, all I needed to do was put a scrap of paper across the top and stamp. That way I eliminated the extra stamp image on the sides.

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Success!!!

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Did you notice the little drops of water around and in the bottle? I used some of the new Glimmer and Clear Epoxy Shapes. Aren’t they perfect?

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Dianne