Borders Abound Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How is your weekend going so far? Hope well … today I’m sharing a parade of cards created with the Borders Abound stamp set. I love this set because the font is sooo beautiful and your can do so many things with the borders, so sit back and join me as we go through many different style creations you can do with this amazing stamp set.

The first two cute cards will showcases the Baby Wipe Technique. You will see two different ways to use those baby wipes!!

I am using Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point. You begin by laying out your baby wipes (I used the kind from the $ $tore) and then you add a few drops of ink in each color onto your baby wipe…

I chose these colors because I picked the snowflake border from the Borders Abound stamp set … now you can use this “inked” baby wipe as your new multi-colored stamp pad. I’m starting simple on my first card ….

I stamped my “multi-colored” snowflakes near the bottom and then added my Christmas greeting … this comes from the “Arrange a Wreath” stamp set. I believe I used this on the 5 cards I shared with you on Sunday (Click Here to View). The snowflakes were kissed with Wink of Stella … just a touch to add a subtle sparkle, and then I layered with the Pool Party to tie it all together. I wish the picture showed the Wink of Stella … so delicate.

My next Baby Wipe technique card, I used the same snowflake border stamp, but this time it’s inked with VersaMark so I can emboss my Whisper White card front in Clear Embossing Powder. Once embossed …. I took my “inked” baby wipe and ran it over the clear embossed image. WOW What a fun impact it creates on your card …

This is one of those fun techniques (one of my favorites for Fall cards) where you get more bang for your buck because you can create two different looks from your Baby Wipe technique.

Next up is a card that I created an Ombre effect. It showcases a succession of color … Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay in the center, then Pacific Point and Night of Navy.

This fun card can be done in an array of colors; pinks, greens or your primary colors … any of these would be pretty. Since my Bermuda Bay is the center color, I used it as my mat, ink for my greeting and Stampin’ Blends to color my embellishments.

Next, I want to share a card that is similar but I used my “Stamparatus” with this one so I could create even placement with each stamp and then the ability to stamp my greeting in between ….

I used the filigree border from the Borders Abound stamp set and aligned it onto my cardstock and then picked up the stamp with my plate … now you’re ready to stamp! The colors used are Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana …. each color was achieved by moving the plate down hinge by hinge.

Isn’t that cool … all the cards are so different, but wait … I have more!! I began this card with the “Emboss Resist” technique and ended up with not one, but two amazing cards!!

I could fill this page with instructions but wait … I have a video to share with you. Need a refill on your coffee? Filler up, sit back end enjoy … it’s not really that long! I just want you to be comfortable.

Have you fallen in love with that stamp set like I have? I’m so sad that it is on the retirement list! I must have said it a hundred times … I ❤ the font!! So here are a couple more cards that I used the greetings one ….

The last two cards feature the Peony Gardens Designer Series Paper … that will be retiring too. Don’t get me wrong … I’m super excited to get my hands on those new items, but it is still hard to see these old friends go … away …. forever!! Get yours while you can, it’s all available only while supplies last.

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique and cards … I’d love to know what you’d like to see. Leave a comment below so I can better meet your stamping needs.

Thanks for the visit today, it’s appreciated. See you tomorrow!

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Two for Tuesday: Baby Wipe Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How is your week going so far? Hope well … as today I’m sharing two cute cards that showcases the Baby Wipe Technique. You will see two different ways to use those baby wipes.

I am using the Borders Abound stamp set, baby wipes, and Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point. You begin by laying out your baby wipes (I used the kind from the $ $tore) and then you add a few drops of ink in each color onto your baby wipe…

I chose these colors because I picked the snowflake border from the Borders Abound stamp set … now you can use this “inked” baby wipe as your new multi-colored stamp pad. I’m starting simple on my first card ….

I stamped my “multi-colored” snowflakes near the bottom and then added my Christmas greeting … this comes from the “Arrange a Wreath” stamp set. I believe I used this on the 5 cards I shared with you on Sunday (Click Here to View). The snowflakes were kissed with Wink of Stella … just a touch to add a subtle sparkle, and then I layered with the Pool Party to tie it all together. I wish the picture showed the Wink of Stella … so delicate.

My next Baby Wipe technique card, I used the same snowflake border stamp, but this time it’s inked with VersaMark so I can emboss my Whisper White card front in Clear Embossing Powder. Once embossed …. I took my “inked” baby wipe and ran it over the clear embossed image. WOW What a fun impact it creates on your card …

I trimmed my baby “wiped” card front and mounted it onto some Pacific Point. The white background was “speckled” with the Wink of Stella. Tap your Wink of Stella pen against another pen or a block to sprinkle the Stella onto the background … it’s beautiful! The little Wink of Stella spots shimmer and the heavier ones look silver, and they add such a wintry touch to your card.

I’m thrilled that you can actually see the little shimmer and silver spots from the Wink of Stella. And I love the look of “brush strokes” on this card … it appears as if you hand painted it!

This is one of those fun techniques (one of my favorites for Fall cards) where you get more bang for your buck because you can create two different looks from your Baby Wipe technique.

I’m not sure about you … but I come away with inky fingers when I do the “dragging” on the Baby Wipe technique. Some like to wear gloves, I don’t mind the inky fingers unless I’m going someplace nice.

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique and cards … I’d love to know what you’d like to see. Leave a comment below so I can better meet your stamping needs.

Thanks for the visit today, it’s appreciated. See you tomorrow!

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Throwback Thursday: Autumn Leaves

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

OK – there are way too many leaves off the tree’s already … Where did autumn go? This is my favorite time of year and I feel like I was so busy that I missed it!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made last year.  This was a fun card to make, I used the “Baby Wipe” technique to get all this color …

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I knew I wanted to use the “Sheltering Tree” stamp set, and the “Baby Wipe” technique is the easiest and quickest way to create the explosion of color. I laid out a stack of 4 – 5 baby wipes and began dropping ink from the refill bottles.

I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red re-inkers, then pressed the leaves into the inked up baby wipe and stamped it onto the tree which was already stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I added the leaves to create my ground cover and then added a greeting which is included in the stamp set.  Unfortunately the Curvy Corner Trio Punch was discontinued…. I miss it!

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A simple card yes, but too pretty to resist.

Thank you for joining me today,

I hope you have a good day.

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

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Falling for You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

OK – there are way too many leaves off the tree’s already … Where did autumn go? This is my favorite time of year and I feel like I was so busy that I missed it!

So I’m hanging on a little longer by creating a card that I’ll keep on my desk till the snow falls! This was a fun card to make, I used the “Baby Wipe” technique to get all this color …

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I knew I wanted to use the “Sheltering Tree” stamp set, and the “Baby Wipe” technique is the easiest and quickest way to create the explosion of color. I laid out a stack of 4 – 5 baby wipes and began dropping ink from the refill bottles.

I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red re-inkers, then pressed the leaves into the inked up baby wipe and stamped it onto the tree which was already stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I added the leaves to create my ground cover and then added a greeting which is included in the stamp set. To jazz it up a bit, I punched the corners with our new Curvy Corner Trio Punch … I love the fun design.

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A simple card yes, but too pretty to resist.

Thank you for joining me today,

I hope you have a good day.

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

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Simply Thankful Sunday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Sunday to you! Today I am going to share another transformation of Motley Monsters to a pretty card of “thanks”.

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I began with a Tangerine Tango base and the Tango stripped Motley Monsters Designer Paper. I used the “thanks” from Seasonally Scattered … the multiple colors come from the Baby Wipe Technique. The “thanks” was highlighted by adding a touch of glitter.

I used the “Apothecary Accents” framelits to highlight our stamped design and was matted with Old Olive. I actually “fussy cut” the mat.

I added a sweet button from the “Very Vintage” buttons… it was colored with the Old Olive blendabilities and topped off with a pumpkin bow. The results are a cute, simple card of thanks.

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Have a fabulous Sunday ~

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