Returning Favorite … Perfectly Plaid

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share card samples from a “Returning Favorite” stamp set / bundle … I shared “Christmas Gleaming” earlier this week, now lets take a look at the “Perfectly Plaid” stamp set and coordinting “Tree” Punch!

This sweet card was created with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch … You can find the stamp set on page 60 of our Annual Catalog. The picture doesn’t show the “Blackberry Bliss” as good as I would like, it is a pretty card!

This card was created with a layering of color and is so stunning. The designer paper was cut down into 4 (four) 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ and adhered to a 4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil. The tree was also punched out of the Gold and embossed.

The Vellum cardstock was placed underneath the gold tree to highlight it and the greeting. Our color pallet for this card was Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce … perfect for the holidays.

Oh my … this card was a quickie I made with the left over foil that I punched the tree out from the last card. Here’s a little tid bit of information … This is one of my most “Pinned” Christmas cards on Pinterst! Who knew … guess you like simple!!

I made this card several weeks ago to showcase the New “Flowers for Every Season” card packs found on page 154 of our Annual Catalog. It also highlights the 6 x 6 In-Color Designer paper.

I have one more to show you …..

I made these cute little Gift Tags and tucked them into the Gold Pizza Box (that coordinates with our tags) for my Stamping Retreat attendee’s last fall. This little beauty gifts twice … once they used up the tags, they could used the box to share with another.

Thank you for walking down memory lane with me today. The cards can go from quick -n- easy to fun with plaid to elegance in gold… or, box it up!!

Have a great Friday ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

OK … One more!

Joy to the World

Are thoughts of Christmas going through your mind yet? Kind of hard when it’s 92 degrees and humidity levels the same … it was way to hot -n- humid for me, so thinking about Christmas helped cool things off!

I have another sample from the Peace and Joy bundle for you today … a little more stamping on this one.

Beginning with an Old Olive base and card front … the card front is stamp in various images with Old Olive ink. Then the Old Olive is stamped onto the Whisper White to create a focal point.

The die cuts are done in Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Gold Foil … then layered to create the dramatic greeting that catches your eye.

Layers on layers on layers with the Peace & Joy Bundle! The 9-piece Joy Dies were made for stacking to create eye-catching, dimensional holiday cards for your loved ones.

Thanks for coming by today, how are you enjoying this bundle? I’d like to here.

Have a good 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!

My Holiday Favorites …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

On Saturday I shared over 30 cards and 3-D projects of some of my favorite retiring items, and as we enter the last stretch I thought it would be fun to share my Christmas fav’s …. I’ve got over 20 samples, they wouldn’t fit onto Saturday’s post.

Most of my avid customers already have most of these stamp sets and dies or punches, they are fun to create with and are so very versatile.

Let’s start out with the DASHING DEER …

Dashing Deer brings the serenity on nature into this Christmas set yet can be made quite sophisticated.

Introducing Winter Wood …. I used these a lot together (Dashing Deer & Winter Woods) Again, you will see elegance intertwined with nature … pure beauty.

 

 

My next pick is the MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHT …. These two are fun and whimsical and sure to brighten up anyone’s holiday.

 

 

The last I’ll be sharing is MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL … This is the perfect stamp set and coordinating dies if you are looking for greetings and sentiments.

A women of few words today, but I think the card samples and products speak for themselves. I have enjoyed using these for the past couple of years …

If you would like to purchase any of these items, I have them listed below.  If you would like help, please let me know by contacting me 262-334-1009, or lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for kickin’ back with me today while we strolled threw these card.

Have an awesome day ~

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Simply Sunday: Lots of Cheer / Guest Stamper: Jenny F.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will be sharing with you three projects created with the Lots of Cheer stamp set, one of which includes a Christmas card I received from my friend and fellow demonstrator Jenny F.

You can spread lots of cheer using classic images with a twist from the Lots of Cheer Stamp Set!  You’ll find this cute stamp set in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog …

Let’s start with Jenny’s card …

She used the cute snowman image and created the amazing background with the Pigment Sprinkles.  The Pigment Sprinkles are watercolor pigment crystals in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. Mix them with water to make watercolor backgrounds and washes, and use them for other watercoloring techniques.

It’s always nice to see what else you can make with a stamp set you purchase, so my second project is a cute little gift box. I personally like this wreath … reminds me of those green and red ones you can find in the stores now days …

The last project I’m sharing is another card using the snowman. The simplicity of the card really highlights the snowman… and the blue just reminds you of the tones of winter.

Hope you enjoyed today’s fun and versatile stamp set … Lots of Cheer.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me, I hope you have a beautiful day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

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Joy to All …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card to share with you that I created with the Shine Bright Bundle.  This one is all about the colors of Christmas with silver, green and red. Let me show you …

We first heat embossed our pretty tree in silver on Vellum cardstock … we used the Stamparatus to get perfect placement on our vellum. Once embossed we used the Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to color our images.  Regular markers would take a long time to dry on vellum and that is why we used the Stampin’ Blends… they dry quicker. We also heat embossed our greeting in Silver and punched it out using the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.

After coloring our tree, we attached it with Glue Dots onto the Whisper White so it would show up better on our card, and then matted it with a piece of Real Red cardstock … which was also the base of our card.

Our background was created by embossing a piece of Silver Foil cardstock using the Tin Tile 3-D embossing folder … I love that this pattern added some nostalgia (an old fashioned look) to our card. Now our tree was attached on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals, as was our greeting … after added a Real Red banner behind it to make it pop.

A touch of bling is all it needed now so we added the Holiday Rhinestone on the top of the tree and our regular Rhinestones where the little circles were on the stamped image.  That completed our card.

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as my Stamp Club enjoyed making it.  This is another form of the “Stained Glass” technique. Usually I color on the back but we wanted the brightness of the color on this card.

Thank you for joining me today … I’ll see you back here tomorrow!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

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The Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing cards I created with the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle and a couple from Stampin’ Up! It is amazing how different each card turned out … I wanted to show the different elements of the stamp set and dies to demonstrate how versatile this bundle is.

The first card is bursting with holiday flair and is decked out in gold.  The floral pattern really highlights the greeting and ties in the gold throughout the card so nicely. The Shades Spruce and Cherry Cobbler look so regal together and are compliments of the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer paper.

Here is another sample that highlights the floral dies cuts … I love these, they actually look more like a metal embellishment than a die cut piece of cardstock!! They also used the die cut image to create a fun background on this card.

My second card is so different from the first in that we have created our own “Shimmer” paper by spritzing the beautiful Seaside Spray from our 2019 – 2021 In Color collection.  For a little more sparkle, the snowflakes are cut from the Sparkle Shimmer Paper! But wait … there is one more layer of sparkle when I added the Rhinestones to the snowflakes.

My last card of the three is just simply elegant and done with White and Silver … and yes, graced with a touch of glitter. Instead of die cutting the image and adhering it to the base as I did in the first card, I actually cut it out of the front and used it to impose a second layer to the card… stunning.

I have another samples the highlights the foliage die …

If you didn’t know these cards were from the same stamp set/dies … you might not know that they were!  Stop back tomorrow and I will show you how these holiday cards will be turned into everyday cards!!

Thanks for checking in with me today … meet you back here tomorrow.

Have some fun today!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

 

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A quick post today with some cute projects direct from the Stampin’ Up! and the Let It Snow Bundle …

The Let it Snow Suite features plenty of cute images of snowmen and the Snowman Builder Punch. So in one quick movement, you can have all the makings to build your own snowman for all your cards and projects. You even get the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies that are perfect for little gifts!

You can design cute mini boxes that hold treats and more with the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle! With easy to use stamps, dies and punches in the Let It Snow Suite … you will enjoy creating for hours.

Hope you enjoyed viewing all of these cute samples … can’t go wrong with snowmen, and the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle is so much fun to play with.

Thanks for the visit today …

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

 

Christmas Time is Here …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

These pretty stamps and coordinating products are available now but only until supplies last. Today I want to share with you several samples along with a video that explains more about this product suite.  I also have pictures of the available suite, bundle, and coordinating products for you to view.

Join Tiffany as she shows you the gorgeous Christmas Time Is Here Suite! You will not want to miss out on this suite during the holidays. Get a head start on your paper crafting by ordering this suite, perfect for cards or scrapbooking.

Now that you’ve watched the video, let me share a couple samples with you so you can get a closer look at what Tiffany was describing in the video …

I love the softness of this image … embossed with white onto white and then watercoloring the images, it’s a beautiful card your friends will enjoy.

This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral, coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this Christmas season. It is available in a suite, which includes all the coordinating products … see below

Or … you can purchase the bundle and save 10%. You will also get the 10% savings on the stamp set & dies when you purchase the entire suite as well …

These are the coordinating products that are include in the suite or you may purchase them separately …

See those beautiful Gold Glitter Enamel Dots … I have plenty left to share with you!  When you purchase $50 or more, I will send you a special little gift in the mail which includes these beautiful glitter dots and you’ll get your Virtual Rewards Point … if you purchase $100+ … You’ll get two sheet of the dots and 2 Virtual Rewards points!!

Let’s check out more samples created with this product suite … these were created by Stampin’ Up! …

Before I leave you … I want to share a close up of the Christmas Time is Here Designer Specialty paper, it coordinates beautifully with the Gold Shimmer Ribbon … but of course, that is Stampin’ Up!s specialty – Coordination!

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today. Please let me know if you have any questions about this amazing product suite bundle, the stamp -n- die bundle or any of the coordinating products.

Meet you back here tomorrow!

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

 

Simply Sunday: Seasons Greetings Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card featuring the So Many Stars stamp set from the So Many Stars bundle. This simple card layout works perfectly to fit any occasion such as a birthday or welcoming a sweet new baby … so many possibilities.

One of the easiest ways to create a card is to bring out your designer paper and use it for the background. Today’s card features the Monster Mash designer paper … that’s right! The beautiful filigree pattern of the Monster Mash designer paper lends itself well to any occasion card. (Do you see a theme here … Our bundles and papers are very versatile).

The card is done in Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla taken from the designer paper. The star image was stamped onto the vanilla and was cut out using the Layering Squares Dies. Now if you are just getting into stamping, you won’t need the dies, just cut them out with your paper cutter. The cute rhinestone in the center comes from the Holiday Rhinestones!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to highlight your greeting than a quick punch in the corner with the Detail Trio punch … don’t you just love that cute little accent and of course I needed to add a little bling!

If you’re giving a friend a beautiful card and want to give them a small gift to show your appreciation, why not use the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies … a yummy truffle fits perfectly in there, or you can use your imagination. Just something to have fun with.

When creating cards … use what you have (even if it was originally for a different holiday). Remember simple patterns work well … just change out the color or the stamp set and the card looks totally different, and you’ll have a stress free stamping day!

Thank you so much for checking in with me today …

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

Good news: three days of savings starts next week with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019. I just had to let you know about this upcoming sale, and check back on November 18 for more details.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Star filled Christmas Wishes Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautifully unique card that I designed for my Holiday Stamping Retreat.  It features the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate which has a faux mercury glass finish on acetate sheets.  This unique acetate highlights our So Many Stars Bundle.

The sky is the limit with so many stars to choose from in the So Many Stars Stamp Set. Create galaxies of projects that dazzle like the cosmos. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want. It contains 21 photopolymer stamps so you can let your creativity flow! On this card I used one of the many greetings …

Our greetings were cut out from the Layering Ovals Dies. I used the Whisper White and the Seaside Spray cardstock and ink pad.  I love this new color … one from our newest group of our In-Colors.

The greeting is our focal point to the card but is highlighted with our swag of stars and and a sprinkling of outlying stars.  These Stitched Stars Dies create various custom die-cut stars with faux stitching and more in record time!  There are a whopping 23 stars dies … amazing! This bundle is definitely a must have for your stamp collection … perfect for birthdays, graduations, new promotion, sweet little baby … just to name a few.

Just wanted to share a different view of this card (above) … it highlights the layers and shows how the Seaside Spray color comes through the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet. Our pretty stars are then adorned with the Rhinestone jewels just to add another layer of sparkle and texture … so pretty.

Inside you also get a little peek of the stamped stars … don’t want to leave the inside plain as there are so many star stamps to choose from, and don’t forget to stamp your envelope too!

This was a favorite of many as they were thrilled to be able to use the new Mercury Glass Acetate sheet, and it turned out beautiful.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me and got to sit in for a minute at our Holiday Stamping Retreat. YOU should really think about joining us this Spring! 

Save the date: April 24th – 26th, 2020!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Seasons Greetings / Guest Stamper: Cindy P.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have another beautiful card today from our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat using the remarkable Feels Like Frost product suite. Cindy Plzak made this card for our Attendee Card Swap and it is stunning!

You can create custom winter and Christmas die-cut frames in record time using the Frosted Frames Dies, and Cindy did just that in Night of Navy cardstock and highlighted it with the Sparkle Glimmer paper.  It frames one of the beautiful scenes from the Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The greeting comes from the Still Scenes Bundle. The Still Scenes Bundle includes the Still Scenes Cling Stamp Set and the Snow Globe Scenes Dies… the proud buck posing in the wintery scene is also included in this die set.

Cindy’s card is a beautiful representation of how Stampin’ Up! stamp sets/bundles coordinate with each other. This takes our card creations to a whole new level … as seen by Cindy’s swap card. So, so pretty!

Thanks for sharing part of your day with Cindy and I today … it is appreciated. I hope you enjoyed Cindy’s card as much as I did. All of the attendee swap cards were beautiful!

I’ll meet you back here tomorrow, till then … Have an awesome day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Wishing you … God’s Peace this Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that my November Stamp Clubs made with the Stained Glass Glitter Window technique.  I did not create this technique but you know if it’s got glitter … I’ll find it!!  The first time I saw this done was a card shared by fellow demonstrator Dawn Griffith.

Before I begin, I’d like to share Kathie’s card again from yesterday.  I set up my little photo booth and captured the real essence of this card (I am also replacing the pictures from yesterday’s blog post so if you go back to it, you’ll see the card in it’s glory) ….

My stamp clubs this year are focusing on Techniques and Unique Card Folds while we incorporate all the new products Stampin’ Up! has to offer … it’s a great way to be able to play with the new stuff (before you buy) and learn some cool stuff!

This month we did the Stained Glass Glitter window technique … window because I believe we are using window sheets, and that is where we begin.  I chose to highlight the beautiful God’s Peace stamp set!  The image and greeting are stamped directly onto the Window Sheet using the StazOn™ Ink.

I also used my Stamparatus so the alignment was perfect every time.  When using StazOn™ with the window sheets and Stamparatus, make sure your pad is inked nicely so you don’t get a “pull” when you remove the stamp from the window sheet … it can be a little sticky!

Make sure your ink is completely dry and then you will “FLIP OVER” your window sheet and color from the backside. If you color on the inked side, the Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based and will SMEAR the ink! I love coloring on the backside … helps me stay within the lines a little better …. lol.

Once your coloring is done coloring … I used the Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs, place glue dots behind some of your stamped images to hide them and then attach your window sheet to the Sparkle Glimmer Sheet.

Those little white dots you see on the colored images are actually the glitter showing through. I tried several times to capture the way the glitter comes through the colored areas but the window sheet reflects the light. This technique is really simple and your results are stunning! My camera definitely cannot see what the eye can. I’ll work on that.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique. You will be amazed at how easy it is and how beautiful your results are. All you need are Window Sheets, StazOn™ Ink, assorted Stampin’ Blends, and the Sparkle Glimmer paper … in fact, you can use Silver Glimmer paper as well.

Thank you for joining me today …

Have a beautiful day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

 

Guest Stamper: Kathie D.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that was made by Kathie Demmon at our 2019 Holiday Stamping Retreat for our Attendee Swap.  It was one of my favorites because of it’s uniqueness; you see, Kathie used the Layering Circle Dies to create a wreath … how stunning is this card!

In Silver, Gold and White Glimmer paper this card is absolutely stunning.  The circles in silver and gold create the focal point and draws your eye right in. It is accented with silver and glimmer foliage and snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers dies.

The Merry Christmas comes from the Half Full stamp set (Retired) and cut with our Layering Oval dies.  A few dots on the background using her Chalk pen and a couple of Rhinestones and the card is complete…  Completely stunning!

Thank you so much for stopping in to visit my blog today. I hope you enjoyed Kathie’s card as much as I did. I will get a better photo and share it with you tomorrow along with another beautiful card.

Look forward to seeing you again tomorrow ~

Have a good day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Simply Sunday: God’s Peace

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so happy that you’ve hung out and waited for me to post today … I thank you!  I have 2 beautiful cards to share with you today.  I did have my cards already for you but I went down to the Milwaukee Airport yesterday to welcome home our Veterans from the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Alpha.  What an amazing experience … it was an honor and a privilege to welcome these brave men and women home.   My brother-in-law Arthur Schroeder (Eileen’s husband) and my friend Don Theis were both on the Alpha flight.

A picture they called the 3 Arts … far right is my brother-in-law Art Schroeder and on the left is his son, also Art Schroeder … and in the center a fellow “Art” who served in Korea. They are all standing in front of the US Marine Corps War Memorial near Arlington.

And my friend Don … we used to work together and have not seen each other in years, except for Facebook.

It was amazing to welcome these two soldiers home, and all of the others on Alpha and Bravo flights who served our country. God Bless all the men and women who risked their lives so we can live free.

Today’s cards were both created with the God’s Peace stamp set. No die-cutting today, just simple stamping … Stamps, Ink, Paper and a little embellishment. The first is one that we created in our November Stamp Club …

We used the Stamparatus so our placement didn’t overlap or wasn’t crooked… perfection, every time! We stamped the verse first in Smoky Slate and then the image using the Black Momento ink pad. Once stamped we used the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for our flames with a touch of Calypso Coral.

We used the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends for our poinsettia and ribbon, and Light Old Olive for our greens.  I choose the Light Old Olive because of the thick dark lines of the foliage … I thought that was dark enough.

After we were done coloring we used the Shimmery Crystal Effect … put a few dots on the foliage and then sprinkled it with the Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  Have you ever gone into a store around Christmas and just marveled at the sparkly floral arrangement? That is the effect I was going for.  We also added the Shimmery Crystal Effects on the center of the poinsettia and my flames.  I added some Wink of Stella around my flame … very pretty.

As one of the ladies was coloring, I noticed that she had not done her poinsettia yet and how pretty is was just white, so I told them I was going to do a card in blue and white, and here is the result …

I followed pretty much the same steps as I did on the first card, however I left the poinsettia white and added the Ice Stampin’ Glitter to that too.  I prefer the Wink of Stella around the flame over the Crystal Effects … personal choice. What do you think?

To complete my cards … I added the Rhinestones. The Cherry Cobbler from the Holiday Rhinestones and the Basic Rhinestones colored with the Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends coordinating with my cardstock.

I really love the way both of these cards turned out… and again, thank you for hanging out and checking back to see my post today.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you