Manly Monday with Better Together

While it hasn’t been every Monday, it seems about once per week, I’ve given you a sample for those sometimes challenging cards for men. This Monday a bright birthday card fits that bill. I think you will like the color combination and the layout that I used with the Better Together stamp set.

Better Together stamp set, Frehly Made Sketches, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The layout was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Freshly Made Sketches #344, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Better Together Card:

I love the color combination!

 

Are you wondering about the middle part? I used a Sponge Brayer and some Blueberry Bushel ink on the inside of the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder. After you ink up one side of the folder, carefully place the card stock and run it through the Big Shot. I inked up the front part of the folder, where the title is. I thought the dots echoed the dots on the In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper.

The rest of the card is pretty straightforward – clean and simple is good!

Better Together stamp set, Frehly Made Sketches, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Better Together Card:

 

There’s a SALE!

Have you purchased your Designer Designer Series Paper? There is sale going on right now. When yo  u purchase three packages of Designer Series Paper from the list below, you get a fourth one for FREE! Yes, FREE, my favorite price!

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Designer Series paper Sale, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.com

Hope you are having a great day with some time to create!

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?

Are the Stampin’ Blends Calling Out to You?

There are new colors to choose from! I’ll be featuring these new colors in posts soon. (Mine on on their way.) When you order, be sure to use the June Host Code RJMA2SGP.

Blends from catalog, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

 

Abstract Impressions Thanks

Each month I try to send my customers a thank you note. Of course, I make the card! This month, I need quite a few and decided to make my own Designer Paper with the Abstract Impressions stamp set. (I’m not sure why since we have so many beautiful Designer Papers that are on sale this month!) Nonetheless, I thought it came out pretty nicely.

Abstract Impressions stamp set, Springtime Impressions Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is a color challenge. I think it’s a perfect combination.

#GDP145

Design Notes for Abstract Impressions Card:

I knew I would need quite a bit of my home grown Designer Paper so I started out with a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Whisper White Card Stock.

http://www.global-design-project.com

For the flowers, I first stamped off with some Grapefruit Grove ink. For the next layer I used the same color but did not stamp off first. With this technique, it appears as though I’ve used two different colors. But, now you know my secret.

The beautiful Fresh Fig butterfly was cut with one of the dies from the Springtime Impressions Dies set. This die set coordinates with the Abstract Impressions stamp set. It’s a great bundle! Buy the bundle, save 10%!

Abstract Impressions stamp set, Springtime Impressions Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Abstract Impressions card:

 

Speaking of Designer Paper:

Remember, this month, many of the current Designer Series Papers are on sale. Buy 3, get one for FREE!

Designer Series paper Sale, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.com DSP Sale

 

Email me if you want me to order for you. Or just go to my 24-7 on-line store. This month’s Host Code is RJMA2SGP. If you place an order of $50 or more through my on-line store this month, I’ll send you a package of Linen Thread as a thank you!

Hope you are enjoying a great day.

Dianne

 

 

Stamparatus Wreath with Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. The theme is friendship. I decided to make a birthday card for one of my neighbors. She is turning 90!  I used the new Stampin’ Up! placement tool, the Stampartus and a technique using the Stamparatus to make a wreath. I’ve even made a video for you!

Happy birthday gorgeous, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Be sure to check out the rest of the hop. I know there will be lots of wonderful cards and projects.

Design Notes for Stamparatus Wreath Card:

The video will show you how I made the wreath part. Working with the Stamparatus is a joy! I hope you can overlook my little error. Had I not been filming, I would have stopped and started over!

I wanted some texture in the background and what is better for texture than an embossing folder. I used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. The most fun was adding some embellishments from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. The other thing I did to add some texture and interest is that I sponged the two top layers with some Petal Pink ink. Such an easy technique and one that adds so much.

Happy birthday gorgeous, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Stamparatus Wreath Card:

 

Hope you are having a great day. Be sure to check out all of the other projects on the hop. I know it will be worthwhile.

Dianne