Sale-a-Bration “Feeling Sentimental” Card

Today’s card is made with the Sale-a-bration stamp set “Feeling Sentimental”. The neutral tone that I used is great for a masculine card.  The colors used were Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  You can see in the background, on the Crumb Cake card stock that I used the Color Spritzer Tool to make some ink spatters.  I also used Crumb Cake ink on the Very Vanilla card stock to age the paper… The new Natural 7/16″ Trim ribbon (from the mini-catalogue on p.20) is awesome and coordinate perfectly with the style!  I also used a Vintage brad (I love those brads!)

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Stamp set: Feeling Sentimental *NEW SAB

CS and paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Ink: Crumb Cake, Earlu Espresso, Soft Suede Marker (for the spatters)

Accessories: Antique brad, Natural 7/16″ Trim ribbon

Pink Butterfly and Stitched Satin ribbon

Are you ready for another 2-layer card?  I think I’m starting to be addicted to this challenge!!!  I used the “Papillon Potpourri” stamp set to make this card.  I wanted to make one butterfly really “pop” so I stamped it with StazOn black ink and colored it with markers and with the blender pen. I then added Crystal Effect over.  It is really coming out of the page now!  Too bad the picture really can’t capture the effect!!!  I also used the FREE Stitched Satin ribbon in Primerose Petals.  Have you got your free ribbon yet?  There’s only 3 days left! Don’t miss it! Email me your order today!!!

For the background, I stamped as many butterflies I could in Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.  I also added some ink spatters (in Pretty in Pink) with the Color Spritzer Tool.  (I’m starteing to be addicted to this new cool gadget too!!!)  I used the Paper Piercer tool to make a dotted line to show that the butterfly was flying.  Maybe not the best I’ve ever done but it still looks OK…

My husband said that the butterfly looks like a “real 3D sticker” from the store.  I said “No, I did it myself!!!” and he replied “this is a good thing, you know…”

Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri (#123757W or 123759 C), Word Play (#120308W or 120651C)

CS and paper: Natural White, Primerose Petals,

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Primrose Petals, StazOn black ink; Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ markers

Others: Crystal Effect, Primrose Stitched Satin ribbon, Paper Piercing tool, Color Spritzer tool.

Autumn Accents: 2-layer Thank You Card

I just received the new Autumn Accent Bigz die and I was so excited to try it! I wanted to make a truly “Autumn” card, that would be perfect for Thanksgiving.  Even since I was a little girl, I always loved the changing color leaves and I would pick the nicest ones and put them to dry in the dictionnary. (Yes, there’s still one or two laying there in that big book!)  Today, I wanted to create my own maple leaf, one that wouldn’t fade with time… I think it turned out pretty good.  Let me know if you like it!

This is the new Autumn Accent Bigz die (#127812):

This card is also a 2 layer card, so it’s perfect for this month’s SoShelli Creative Challenge!!!  The card base is Natural Ivory and I sponged leaves all over in Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  A real symphony of colors!!!  I also used the Color Spritzer tool with Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ markers to add some spatters.  I heat embossed “Thanks a million” in Gold embossing powder to make it “pop” even more.

To make the maple leaf, I started with Daffodil Delight card stock, cut with the Autumn Accent Bigz die.  I used the scoring tool and the Stamping Pierce mat to create the veins. I sponged the borders in Soft Suede and the inside with Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red.  Then, I used the Color Sprintzer tool with Soft Suede Stampin’ marker. (The color Spritzer tool adds small ink spatters.)  To finish, I sprayed my leaf with a mix of rubbing alcohol and shimmer paint. It makes it really shiny (not that much on the picture though…) I crumbled the leaf and let it dry a few minutes.  I finished the card with a Scallop Tulle ribbon and a Baker’s Twine bow.  Note that I made the stem a bit longer by adding a little piece of Daffodil Delight card stock also sponged. The bow on top hides where the two parts meet.

Stamp set: Word Play (#120308W or 120651 C)

CS and paper: Natural Ivory and Daffodil Delight

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ markers. Versamark and Gold embossing powder. Frost White shimmer paint.

Tools: Big Shot and Autumn Accent Bigz die, Color Spritzer tool, Scoring tool

Accessories: 3-1/2 in Scalloped Tulle ribbon, Baker’s Twine

2-layer card: The Open Sea

This month’s SoShelli Creative Challenge is to create a simple 2-layer card.  You think that’s easy?  Not as much as it seems!!!  Anyway, that’s the card I came up with.  I used The Open Sea stamp set to create this masculine card.  I  first stamped the sailboat in Soft Suede on Natural White paper and the others image with Crumb Cake ink. I then embossed the Oval frame around the sailboat using the Designer Frame folder.   Then I distressed and ripped the edges to make it look “old” and I sponged the borders and the oval frame with Crumb cake ink.  I also used the Color Spritzer tool with the Crumb cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ markers to create the spattered look.  This tool is so much fun!  I love it!!! It actually blows air on the tip of the markers and makes small dots of ink… Kind of using the old trick with the toothbrush but A LOT less messy!!!  For only $16.95, it’s really worth it!!! (Just email me of you are interested!!!)

I added a little bashful blue ink (with a sponge) in the sky between the boat and in the earth (in WORLD).  The greeting is from Word Play and is stamped in Early Espresso.  I finished the card with some Baker’s twine wrapped around.

Stamp set: The Open Sea, Word Play

CS and paper: Midnight Muse, Natural White

Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Stampin’ markers

Tools: Big Shot and Designer Frames embossing folder, Color Spritzer Tool.

Accessories: Baker’s Twine Espresso/Whisper white