Celebrating the Rose with Fun Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it half way through the week and we are quickly heading into the weekend! I love Thursdays 🙂  The “technique” card I was going to show you today will be showcased tomorrow, so today I have 3 beautiful cards created with the Wild Rose stamp set ….

The first card…  “Blessed to Know You” card demonstrates the Three-step Stamping technique. I always begin with my “Line Image”, it helps me align the next two stamps.

My “True Friendship” card is simple yet shows two techniques on this card.  The first is creating your background which gives you nice depth … this is color on color (Basic Gray Cardstock with Basic Gray ink). Then second technique is sponging … With a sponge dauber I added color onto the image, then a touch of my Wink of Stella!

The third card, my “Hello” card features the “Coloring with Stampin’ Blends” technique … I find this technique so relaxing. Remember coloring as a child, yes, that feeling!

First, I chose my color pallet; Whisper White and Highland Heather. I stamped the rose image with the Momento ink and began to color it with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Duo. I begin by coloring a petal with the light marker, then add the dark marker at the part of the petal that is closest to the center and over the lines in the rose. Then I go back over the dark with the lighter marker to blend the colors … you can always add a little more dark again. I leave the edges of the petals as light as I can.

The center is colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Marker and then the rose is die cut.  The leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  The lattice piece was cut in Whisper White and Highland Heather and then layered to create an added dimension to the card.  The white base was stamped with the “Hello” from the stamp set and then the entire piece was embossed using the “Subtle” Folder.

Have you fallen in love with this amazing bundle yet?  I find it so versatile and easy to use. How would you like these cards?

Thank you for joining me today and checking out my To A Wild Rose Cards and the Fun Techniques used to create them. Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shared today.

Hope your day is filled with beauty … pass it on.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Click on any image for details about the product or to begin your shopping experience. Clicking on it directs you to my website.  Thank you!!

Simply Sunday: A Seaside View

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s been a crazy weekend so far, not sure what happened to my post yesterday but it never “posted” … so today, I’ll share both cards with you. Yesterday I was going to share my version of a fun “summer night” … but I’m going to start out with my Simply Sunday card share.

Today’s card is not only simple to create but brings you back to simpler times on a warm sunny day …

I used the Seaside view stamp set for both my cards today. I used the “watercoloring” technique for my card … it’s quick and easy and the sublte color is perfect for this card. Can’t you image yourself relaxing in the chair with a cool lemonade?

My grandma and grandpa had white adirondack chairs, so mine had to be white … memories! So I got my pop of colors come from the Bermuda Bay table and the lemonade … thus the So Saffron banner!

Yesterday’s card is a bit more detailed!! I applied the sponging technique along with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers. It’s my vision of the perfect summer night …

I stamped my image with the Black Momento ink and then added the black horizon line. Then I used a Rhinestone for my sun … and sponged Daffodil Delight around it (then pulled it back off) I also used Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy for my sky and water. I then highlighted the water with the Markers.

The plants, chairs and deck were all done with the Stampin’ Blends markers. Oh yes, and a touch of Real Red for the sail on the boat!

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and this delightful stamp set. With a few fun techniques you can take this set from simple to spectacular … and everything in between.

Thank you for stopping back again today. I’d love to hear your thoughts on today’s cards.

Happy Sunday!

Here are the items I used to create today’s cards … Click on any image for more information on the product or to begin shopping from my online store.

Don’t Throw them Scraps Away … CREATE!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent time in my stamping room doing some more cleaning and of course, stamping.  While cleaning up my area I found some scraps left over from earlier cards, well, the Flowering Foils is so pretty I didn’t want to throw it out so I decided to use it up….

The card samples I have shared previously using the Flowering Foils have been on the subtle side so today I’d like to punch it up with color.  We’ll be using the the “sponging” technique, and I’ve chosen the sponge daubers because they are a little easier to control the color / ink application.  I’m using Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Melon Mamba!

I decided to apply / sponge the ink onto the designer paper before cutting the flowers out.  You can see that some of the flower and foliage are cut off but I didn’t have the heart to throw it away.  After coloring the images I cut the flowers out knowing that they were going to bump up to the sides of the card front.

I used Soft Sea Foam cardstock to mount my flowers … however, I had to stamp my greeting first, then I ran it threw the die machine using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture…

So our piece is now stamped, then embossed and now the floral pieces were tucked up into the corners … both of the pieces were popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The strip of Grapefruit Grove ribbon was added to bring the color across the page.

The “Happy Birthday” greeting and sentiment below comes from the Peaceful Moments Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and was punched with the 1-1/2″ circle punch and then a mat was cut from the Circle dies. Once everything was applied to the front, I mounted it to a Mossy Meadow base.

This angle really shows the foils and the dimension on the card from popping up the floral pieces.  Not bad for a bunch of scraps right!!  Don’t throw them away … just place the edge of the designer paper onto the edge of your card front.  Perfect!!

Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s card.  You can click on any one of them for more information or to start shopping…

Now … I have added the Clear Faceted Gems to my flowers and used the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends to color them.  So tell me … Do you like the card with or without the faceted gems?  Comment below.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog and discovering how to used up your scraps, and for joining me in a little fun by voting on the faceted gems … yes or no?

Have a wonderful day, Linda

Gettin’ ready … Halloween is just around the corner!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A bit of a chill in the air this morning in Wisconsin … almost feels like fall.  Which brings me to our card today – Halloween.

For those of you who have been stampin’ with me awhile, you know that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  I think it’s just fun, and I love seeing kids dressed up… makes for so many wonderful memories!

Today’s card is wishing you a Halloween Hello from the stamp set “Halloween Hello” found in the Holiday Catalog on page 21.  There a so many cute stamps included in this set, but I chose the bats for this one.  I’m OK with bats as long as they are on my cards and NOT in my house!  Ewwww… the stories I could tell.


This card as quite easy to make, begin with the Masking Technique, then sponge on the color.  I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black.  I did stamp the bats with the Black StazOn (my favorite black ink).

Hope you can see the “glitter” on the bats… Oh my, Stampin’ Up! has glitter for us Halloween fanatics!   You get both the Black and Orange Ultrafine Glitters!   I think my bats may have turned out better (glitter wise) if I had used the Heat & Stick powder … but, I actually stamped my bats first and then masked and sponged.

I stamped the Halloween Hello greeting from my mask… love the clear stamps for that!  Then put the mask in the 1″ circle punch and punched it smaller.  I used the 1-1/4 circle punch again (original mask size – for moon) and punched a Pumpkin Pie mat for the greeting.

Couldn’t make a card without some noticeable texture, so a added a touch of pumpkin pie under the stamped piece and embossed it with the Woodgrain folder.

Here is a list of ingredients that I used to create today’s card:  If you click on the item number, it will take you right to my store page, and you can get a better look at the product.






Halloween Hello – WOOD



Halloween Hello – CLEAR



Black / Orange Stampin’ Glitter



2-Way Glue Pen



1” Circle Punch



1-1/4” Circle Punch






Woodgrain Embossing Folder

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Do you love Halloween as much as I do?  Then keep your eye out for an upcoming “Halloween Party”.  We’ll be stampin’ cards & more!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you tomorrow!

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Birthday Postage…

Hello Stampers ~

Yikes … I’m getting behind in my blogging duties!  lol

I’m a little excited about today’s post – I’ve been wanting to use the “Postage Due” stamp set for a long time.  Last night I finally sat down and began stamping.  Wow, how easy it was to make this card, all the collage work is done for you!

I decided to do a simple “Sponging” Technique using a of couple of colors and see what happened … I used “Pool Party” and “Wisteria Wonder”.  I was pleased with how nice they look together, and fit well with this design.


I just stamped the “Postage Due” image onto Whisper White with the Black StazOn and the began to sponge.  I started with the Pool Party, leaving the center white, and then added the Wisteria.  I also added some color to my punched additions using the sponges. 

It’s hard to see from the photo, but I stamped the background using VersaMark.

Here is a list of supplies I used to create this card:


Postage Due (W-128562 / C-126397)

Label Love (W-130619 / C-130622) Happy Birthday

En Francais (W-128562 / C-127790) Background stamp with VersaMark … hard to see on photo


Decorative Label (120907)

Artisan Label (130920) Coordinates with Label Love Stamp Set

Postage Stamp (122344)

CARDSTOCK:  Whisper White / Pool Party / Basic Black / Perfect Plum

MISCELLANEOUS:  Stampin’ Sponges (101610)

If you need any of the supplies used to create this card, just click the link below.

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Feel free to leave a comment… I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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