Dare to Dream card …

Happy Friday Stampers!

Whew … we made it.  Just kidding, I saw a poster that said that, but I must admit, I am happy the weekend is almost here.

Yesterday I told you that I would be sharing a card with you, that I created from a picture that inspired me.  I saw the picture on Pinterest and though it would make a beautiful card.


It’s hard to believe but I began with Whisper White cardstock!   Although the cardstock I used for matting  is Calypso Coral… my camera made it look a bit pink.  The background for the card was created entirely by sponging.

Here is my inspiration …


If you click on the picture… you can see it in all it’s grandeur, and if you look closely, you can see the elephants.  I hope you find it as inspiring as I did.  I often look at nature for inspiration in designing and in the color pallets I choose.

For my card, I started with the foreground or “land” part of the card.  I sponged Basic Gray ink, layering it to create highlights and low-lights.  Then I moved into the sunset … beginning with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and then Marina Mist.    I added the clouds next, using the Whisper White Craft Ink.


The trees (from Serene Silhouettes) were stamped with the Black StazOn, as was the “Dare to Dream” from the Loving Thoughts stamp set.  If you click on the stamp set name, it will take you to the page so you can view the entire stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and feel inspired to go outside and take a walk, or stamp a card for a friend… better yet, with a friend!

Have a great weekend,

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Happiest Birthday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~


I have birthday wishes for you today!  We are always looking for a pretty card to send to our BFF, so grab your BigShot and lets get stamping!


You will need the Apothecary Art  (128415 – W / 125527 – C) and the Loving Thoughts (128436 – W / 125845- C) stamp sets,  the Labels Collection Framelits (125598), the Adorning Accents Emboss Folder (125601) and Edgelits (125595).


This simple layout can be used with any Designer Series Paper and coordinating cardstocks.  You could use the NEW Gingham Garden with Pear Pizzazz or Afternoon Picnic with Coastal Cabana!



For the embellishments I used the flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309) and 3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.

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