Borders Abound Shaker Card Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? Did you enjoy yesterday’s card? I hope so because I have the “Shaker Card” as promised, and I did it by video … much easier than posting step by step pictures. PLUS, it’s saved on my YouTube Channel CLICK HERE so you can view it again, anytime you want. While you are there, I would love it if you would “subscribe” to my channel … then you would be notified that I’ve added more videos when you open up YouTube!

Grab a cup and “escape” for a little while and I will show you how I created my Shaker Card …

My apologizes for the scratchy throat … I do most of my videos in the evening because my sinuses are kicked in first thing in the morning! lol

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog / and video! I hope you have a beautiful day.

Emboss Resist with Borders Abound

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I ran into some “technical” issues but I did manage to download last nights LIVE for you today, plus I have a close up of the heart so you can see the “resist” and Wink of Stella.

Grab a cup of coffee, tea or favorite beverage or snack (no … it’s not that long) just want you to sit back and relax for a bit and image you are around the table with all of us, stamping!

I love this embossing technique and all of the different ways you can make those images pop, but I must say … I have been having a blast playing with the Blending Brushes. It creates such a smooth application of ink.

Here is a look at the two cards, one has the “Oh So Ombre” paper with the light end on top, the other on the bottom. I prefer the light on top because it doesn’t distract the eye from the heart, and having the darker end on the bottom actually “frames” the Hello! You can see what I mean in the photo below …

I love the little flowers inside the heart, it makes it look so dainty and pretty. For those of you who know me well … you know I’m going to add some kind of sparkle, and Wink of Stella adds a subtle touch as to not take away from the heart images itself. And … it compliments our pearls.

They’re are so cute, aren’t they? You can also see in this photo the “smoothness” of the application of ink by using the Blending Brushes. The card may look simple, but it is soooo pretty.

I thank you for joining me today. Tomorrow I plan on having my “Shaker Card” for you!

Have an amazing day ~

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!

Lovin’ the Triple Layer Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got two cards to share with you today using the Triple Layer Technique … it is usually done with stamped images but I like using it with designer paper. I’m using the Peony Garden, same as I did on my Simply Sunday cards (View them Here).

Let’s begin with the “How To” create the Triple Layer. I’m using the square dies but you can actually use any shape die …

I picked the Gray Peony pattern to show that when die cut, the triple layer technique highlights the pattern …

Once your designer paper is die cut, you will need to mat those pieces … I like mine to be only an 1/8″ larger so you don’t take away from your design …

You’ve got to love the fact that you have no waste with this designer paper technique. One little tip I’d like to share is to keep your designer paper in the position in which you cut.

Time to create the layers and while we are add it … lets add dimension too! Remember when layering, to position your cut pieces so the design aligns and you will end up with a stunning Triple Layer card ~

See how the pattern of your paper is not chopped up by the die cuts, but are actually highlighted with the mat. This monochromatic card checks all the boxes in design and is finished off with “best wishes” sentiment from the Borders Abound.

Are you lovin’ the layers? How about the monochromatic theme? Do you prefer a portrait or landscape layout? How about we change things up a bit and swap out the Basic Gray cardstock for Basic Black and turn our card from the portrait to a landscape / horizontal layout …

What do you think? Too bold or does the black really make the card pop? I had a little fun positioning the sentiment and thought that it really incorporates itself into the card. Talking about layering ….

I must say that I had a lot of fun creating these cards … this technique is fun and easy to do. Again, you can use any die shape as long as you have a mat behind it.

Which one did you prefer … and why? Make sure you leave me your comments below, I can’t wait to find out which one you all like best!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, and I can’t wait to hear what you think … Like the post at the bottom of my blog and then leave a comment on which card you like best.

Have an awesome day today ~

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!

Borders Abound

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a nice weekend and got a chance to catch my post yesterday … I shared two cards from the Forever Greenery product suite (It was “hot” on Pinterest! Today I’m sharing a cute card from the new “Borders Abound” stamp set.

Snowflakes, leaves, flowers, and more. The Borders Abound Stamp Set has the images you need to create borders for cards and other projects. This stamp set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Kimberly Cook.

My card 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.

I like this close up because it gives you a better look at the colors and my Elegant Faceted Gems which I colored with the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.

I used the Faceted Gems to hide the Mini Glue Dots which secures the Vellum cardstock to our card, and it anchors our greeting so nicely. Sweet and simple, that is how I design most of my cards ….

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and the new Borders Abound stamp set, if so, feel free to “LIKE” this post at the bottom of the page. This helps others find my blog easier, and it let’s me know what you like.

Thank you for joining me today. Tomorrow I will have some more news on my Facebook Live / Stampin’ Party!!

Have a beautiful Monday ~

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!