Flowering Foils: Ombre Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy LEAP Day!! I feel like I should have created a card with frogs (leap) … lol, but I’m showcasing the Flowering Foils again, but today I’m incorporating the Ombre Technique. This is a fun and easy technique to use with the Flowering Foils that will be sure to create a WOW!!

I’ll be using a different pattern today … it has Silver Foil so I choose Blackberry Bliss to compliment the silver.  Let’s begin with the paper sizes; the base is Blackberry Bliss and it cut 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and is scored at 4-1/4″ … in half.  There is a Whisper White piece inside measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″, you will cut your Silver Foil the same size as the white.  Cut your Flowering Foil Specialty Designer paper to 3-3/4″ x 5″.  The last piece you need is a scrap piece of Whisper White to stamp and punch your greeting.

You will need your stampin’ ink pad along with a sponge … I cut mine in quarters because I like that I get more ink coverage.  I start at the bottom of my designer paper, ink up my sponge and with a swirling motion, I begin applying ink.  I keep moving up the paper as I go making sure I always start at or near the bottom so that you get nice coverage and the bottom is darkest and we get lighter as we get to the top.

Once you have applied all your ink and you are satisfied with the look of the ombre coverage … take a tissue and wipe off the excess ink, this will also expose more of your silver again.  I did cut out one of the flowers from the designer paper to create a focal point for my card.

The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set and was stamped in Blackberry Bliss, I then used the Timeless Label punch to punch out the greeting and a piece of the Silver Foil Cardstock.  The silver was cut in half lengthwise and then adhered to the greeting.  The greeting and the flower were popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the flower was topped off with a Clear Faceted Gem.

I hope you give this a try …  if you need any of the supplies I’ve used here today and your don’t have a demonstrator, just click on any of the images.  Let me know if you need any help.

I want to thank you for taking time today to visit my blog, it is appreciated.  This beautiful Flowering Foil Specialty Designer paper has inspired me to create a card with the Ombre technique, and the cards I’ve shared the last two days. Hope you have fun with it too.

Have a beautiful day, Linda

Flowering Foils & So Very Vellum soon to be released …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed yesterdays Sneak Peek into the second release Sale-a-bration items because I loved playing with them so much … I made another one for you! Today’s card features the Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper again.

I’m using the same floral pattern with the Pool Party vellum today …

Just as I did on yesterday’s card I used Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it … notice you see no adhesive lines.  I cut another of the flowers out of the patterned paper and instead of leaving it plain as I did yesterday, sponged Pineapple in the the center and then Pool Party on the petals using the Sponge Daubers.

You will notice a little Pool Party on the leaves as well but I then went over them with Garden Green sponge dauber.  I wanted to make the inner curve of the petal really show depth so I came in with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  I also used the Stampin’ Blend on the little buds.

My greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. It is part of the Peaceful Moments bundle with the poppy dies. I stamped it in the coordinating Pool Party and the Whisper White was cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies … I like the way it sets off and frames the greeting.

I have a list of the supplies I used today …

The Flowering Foils (got that wrong on my picture!) and So Very Vellum will be available in only a few days, so I could not pass up sharing today’s card. I love the play on play color by sponging my flower today and using the Pool Party Vellum for my background.
Thanks so much for joining me today for another of the Flowering Foil / So Very Vellum sneak peek.  Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the products that I used today.
Happy Weekend! Linda

Second Release Sneak Peek: Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share a Sneak Peek of two new Sale-a-Bration items that will be available on March 3rd … the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper!!  These products are amazing on their own, but together … WOW!

I began with a base of Whisper White cardstock so the So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper was highlighted against the background.  I used Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it … notice you see no adhesive lines. Apply it lightly to the embossed areas and you won’t see a thing!

Next, I fussy cut out the beautiful pair of flowers from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  My stampers who love the “Rose Gold” are going to flip over this paper!! This design incorporates both the Rose Gold and Silver foil … beautiful.

I wanted to show you that the beautiful Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper can be colored as well.  I lightly colored my leaves with the Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends Duo.  Soft Seafoam is one of the three colors in the Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I will be sharing more with that paper in the next couple of days (so much to show you!!).

Once I did my coloring … easy breezy, I used the Mini Dimensionals to pop up the image. They fit nicely behind the buds on our floral piece and then I cut border around them for the center of my piece.  If you haven’t tried them yet, you really should and then you’ll notice the wide border around the minis … it’s perfect for placing in the center of your pieces.

My greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. It is part of the Peaceful Moments bundle with the poppy dies. I stamped it in the coordinating Soft Seafoam ink and punched it out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. Again I used the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue … because the vellum is embossed, it already raised my greeting up enough to compliment my floral image.

Here is a list of the items I used in today’s card except for the two new Sale-a-Bration items which will be available March 3rd.


Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at the new Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper. Keep watching for more!!

Have a great day, Linda


Tags in Bloom… Sale‑A‑Bration Second Release!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A fun announcement today … If you haven’t heard, there will be another Sale-a-bration “Release” on March 3rd.  That means more great items for you to enjoy!

Our Tags in Bloom Stamp Set (item 152292)—a new level 2 Sale‑A‑Bration item—is a gorgeous, floral set that you can use for just about any occasion. This item is absolutely FREE with a minimum qualifying purchase of $100 US and coordinates with the Label Me Lovely Punch (item 151296) and the Label Me Fancy Punch (item 151297). Best of all, purchase of the coordinating punches counts toward earning the stamp set.

See this fresh Sale‑A‑Bration pick in the samples here, then find out more on the Sale‑A‑Bration promotion page. And take a look at the projects in the 2020 Sale‑A‑Bration Second Release brochure. Click Here to View Catalog

Stop back tomorrow for a Sneak Peek of my Sale-a-Bration Second Release project … I know you’ll fall in love with this one!

Thank you for stopping by, Linda

Technique Tuesday: Chalkboard Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that was “HOT” a few years back but I still like to use!  Some stamp sets seem destined for this technique and I think the Little Ladybug is one of them.  The hand-drawn designs in this stamp set are a perfect match for the Chalkboard Technique.

I began by coming up with the layout I wanted to use … my Basic Black cardstock was cut just slightly bigger than my block: 5″ x 3-3/4″ so when I assembled my stamps onto my block, I knew how they would look on my cardstocd!  Here is a picture …

I even set the ladybug onto the block so I knew she would fit on there with the rest of my images.  Once the layout was set, I inked up my stamps with the White Craft Ink and then I embossed it with the White Embossing Powder.  You don’t have to emboss to get the Chalkboard look … but I like the bolder, brighter lines that embossing gives you.

Next, I used my Embossing Buddy and dragged it over the entire background to look like someone had just tried to clean their blackboard with a dirty eraser! lol

Time to create our ladybug. I choose the one that looks a little shy because it reminds me of my shy little granddaughter Lilly ❤ This will be her birthday card.  I stamped her with the Momento ink pad and colored it in with the Cherry Cobbler duo … then I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects to add some shine along with a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter …  Lilly loves sparkle. Yes, I added even more glitter!

DID YOU KNOW … they have coordinating dies to go with the Little Ladybug stamp set!! Here is a list of all the supplies used:


The background was easily created with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Momento ink pad, and the eraser on the end of a pencil … ink it up and use the eraser like a stamp, it works great to create those ladybug dots.

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today … I hope you’ve learned how fun and easy it is to create with the Chalkboard technique. The line images in the Little Ladybug stamp set really makes the Chalkboard technique and Little Ladybug stamp set a perfect pairing.

Have a great day! Linda

Fold it Back … and See What Blooms!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another sweet -n- simple card created with the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper.  Let’s Fold it Back and See What Blooms!!  I’m using the cute little flower pattern and when you fold back the right hand corner, you will see the stripped pattern on the other side.

This gave me the idea to embellish the fold by punching out the sweet little flowers on the designer paper. Not all of the flowers I punched out are “full” … some are cut off by the edges of the paper but I simply tucked those edges under a full flower to hide ’em!  What you are left with is a beautiful row of blooming flowers …


The flowers are punched using the Small Bloom Punch which you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying amount.  Each bloom is adorned with a Rhinestone gem in the center.

The flap this is pulled back is attached with a simple Stampin’ Dimensional so the tip sits up slightly. Then I added another bloom to embellish that spot.  The bloom is also attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  The entire piece of designer paper is attached to a Coastal Cabana piece of carstock …

Our greeting is stamped onto the corner using the Whisper White Craft Ink and then White Emboss Powder and heat set.  I love the look of White on White … it creates a more vivid look.  The greeting comes from the Little Lady Bug stamp set.  This is also a FREE item … a special gift to our Hostesses who have sales or a party of $300 or more.

Here are the items I used to create this card … Click on any image for more information.


Today’s card is another example of how easy it is to create cute cards when using your favorite designer papers.  This technique can be used wit so many different papers … have fun with it.

Thanks for stopping back today and checking out another card sample using the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper.

So … when you are working with your favorite designer paper, don’t forget to fold it back and see what blossoms. Have a great day, Linda.

Simply Sunday: Pretty Cards that are Easy to Create

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you’re having a great weekend and enjoying the warming weather … at least here in Wisconsin. We may hit 50 Degrees!  It’s got me thinking Spring … put away the snow shovels and bring out the umbrella’s!  Today’s Simply Sunday card features the Under My Umbrella Bundle and the coordinating Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper.

The quickest and simplest way to create a card is to used your favorite designer paper…

Now that you have the Pleased As Punch designer series paper that coordinates with the Under My Umbrella bundle you can make cute cards in no time at all.  If you still don’t have these products yet, you can order them by clicking on the links below. I would love to help you if you do not have a demonstrator already.

My designer paper is cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ and is adhered to Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  I then took my Umbrella Builder punch and punched out another umbrella top … I popped the punched umbrella piece over the top of the umbrella  on the designer paper with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I actually added a thin layer of the Wink of Stella onto the umbrella I popped up but the camera did not pick it up … it really adds a nice touch to the card.

The greeting comes from the Under My Umbrella stamp set and was stamped with Gorgeous Grape.  I then punched it out using the Timeless Label Punch.  I punched out a couple pieces in the Gorgeous Grape and used it to mat my greeting… then I popped the entire piece up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This is such a cute and simple card … it is easy to create with our designer papers, and the Pleased As Punch is the right choice as it coordinates with the Under My Umbrella bundle.

Here is the supply list …

If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love any of the items shown today, I’d be honored to have you as a customer. I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).

Stop back tomorrow as I will be sharing a quick little change to your card that create a whole new look!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and my wish is to inspire you to create pretty cards that are easy to make.

Have an awesome day!  Linda