Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SUO121 Happy Mother's Day

Hi Stampers!   

It’s time for the new SUO121 “Mother’s Day” Challenge and I decided to use a few soon-to-be retired sets to create my card for this challenge.

It has been over twenty years since my mother went to be home with the Lord and even though I miss her greatly, I know one day we will be re-united… as I created this card,  I thought of her- she loved flowers and all things feminine! :-)

I decided to also incorporate the Splitcoaststampers’ CC527 Color Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

 I hope you will find the time to check out all of the challenge sites and create your own “Mother’s Day” project using Stampin’ Up! only products !!

To create this card:
Print the Postage Due image using My Digital Studio (MDS) (or stamp the image) onto Whisper White cardstock, trim and mount onto Pink Pirouette cardstock, trim and mount onto Basic Black cardstock.
Stamp the bloom and stem images from Bloom with Hope using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and color using Stampin’ Write markers-  Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi and Sahara Sand.
 “Fussy-cut” the images and mount onto the Postage Due panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Ink the Dictionary background stamp using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and randomly stamp onto a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.
Trim the panel, distress the edges with the Distressing Tool and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.
Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock with the Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim the panel, distress the edges using the Distressing Tool and mount below the Dictionary panel.
Use a Sponge Dauber with Sahara Sand Classic Ink to apply and further distress the edges and embossing. 
Add a strip of Basic Black cardstock to cover the seam and mount the entire panel onto the Whisper White card base.
Add ½ of a White Tea Lace Paper Doily to the back of the focal image and adhere the focal image to the card front.
Use the Bow Builder Punch to create the Basic Black paper bow and add to the upper left hand corner.
Stamp the sentiment using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, punch out with the Word Window Punch and mount onto another piece of Basic Black cardstock (also punched with the Word Window Punch).
Add the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®, adhere the Antique Brad to the center of the bow and add the Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets:  Bloom with Hope, Postage Due (MDS version), Dictionary, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Sahara Sand; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot™, Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Distressing Tool, White Tea Lace Doily, Punches- Word Window, Bow Builder, Antique Brad, Pearls
Thanks again for taking the time to visit – I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “Mother’s Day” challenge!

Monday, April 27, 2015

PP242 Sail Away



Hi Again Stampers! 

This card was created using the Paper Players PP242 Sketch Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It WT515 “Use an Oval” Challenge (see details here and gallery here) and the USEIT2015 Challenge (see gallery here). 

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to visit the above sites- they have wonderful Design Team samples as well as inspiration from their galleries!

I decided to use a retired stamp, Sail Away in a digital image from My Digital Studio (MDS)  that I had previously printed and in my stash J

To create this card:

Print or stamp the Sail Away image onto Whisper White cardstock, cut with the Big Shot™ with the Ovals Collection Framelits™ and cut another oval from Basic Black cardstock.

Color the image with an AquaPainter™ along with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils and Pacific Point Classic Ink. 

Create a mask from scrap paper for the moon and ocean horizon line,  lightly sponge Melon Mambo Classic Ink onto the background and dilute with an AquaPainter™.

Add a few white highlights using Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen marker.

Trim the High Tide Designer Series Paper (DSP) and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, add a scrap strip of Basic Black cardstock to cover the seam.

Create the banner strips of I Am Me and High Tide DSP using the Hexagon Punch and mount onto Basic Black cardstock (punching the banner points with the Hexagon Punch as well).   

Mount the banner strips onto the card front and add the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment from Moon Lake using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, punch out using the Word Window  Punch, create the banners using the Banner Punch and mount onto Basic Black cardstock.

Using a few scraps from the same DSP, create the banner points using the Banner Punch and adhere behind the sentiment.

Mount the sentiment and add the retired Antique Copper Hodgepodge Hardware clip to finish off the card.

Stamps:  Sail Away (MDS version), Moon Lake

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point,  Printer Ink- Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, I Am Me and High Tide DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Ovals Collection Framelits™,  AquaPainter™, Sponge Dauber, Punches- Hexagon, Banner; retired Antique Copper Hodgepodge Hardware


Thanks again for visiting…the new SU-Only Challenge starts tomorrow morning- hope you can drop by again soon! 

Happy Birthday- April Showers Bring May Flowers :-)



Hi Stampers! 

This card was created using the Just Us Girls JUGS290 Inspiration Photo along with the Splitcoaststampers CC521 Color Challenge (see details here and gallery here), the SC537 Sketch Challenge (see details here and gallery here), the Way to Use It WT519 “Buttons and Lace” Challenge (see details here and gallery here ) and the Free For All F4A269 “April Showers bring May Flowers” Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to visit the above sites- they have gorgeous Design Team samples as well as inspiration from their galleries!

To create this card:

Using Memento® Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the sentiment from Bloom with Hope onto Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banner points using the Banner Punch. 
Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Sahara Sand Classic Ink to distress the paper.

Trim the background papers and mount onto pieces of Lost Lagoon cardstock. 

Add the panels to the Lost Lagoon card base along with the crochet lace trim and the Lost Lagoon ⅜” Taffeta Ribbon triple bow.

Mount the focal image panel onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the piece of White Tea Lace Paper Doily (distressed with Sahara Sand Classic Ink). 

Create the rolled roses from Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush cardstock with the Big Shot™ and the My Favorite Things (MFT) Mini Rolled Roses Die along with the leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the Bird Builder Punch and adhere to the upper left hand corner of the focal image panel.

Mount the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®, add the retired Daffodil Delight button to the center of the ribbon bow and add the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Bloom with Hope

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Sahara Sand

Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush;  The Paper Studio® Kirby Teesdale Studio  

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Royal Mini Roses Die, Punches- Bird Builder and Banner, White Tea Lace Paper Doily, Sponge Dauber, ⅜” Lost Lagoon Taffeta Ribbon, retired Daffodil Delight button, Pearls, crochet lace trim from my stash


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful evening, my friends!!

PPA249 Get Well Wishes



Hi Stampers! 

Here is another card that I created this past weekend using the Pals Paper Arts PPA249 Sketch Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers Free For All F4A264 Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

I decided to pull out a few scraps to create this card and used a previously printed digital image from My Digital Studio (MDS), but of course, the actual stamp image would work as well

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to visit the above sites- they have wonderfully diverse Design Team samples as well as inspiration from their galleries!

To create this card:

Using MDS, position the chicken image onto a blank 8.5 x 11 document and print out onto Whisper White cardstock.

Color the image using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor pencils (do not dilute) and punch out using the 2 ½” Circle Punch.  Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain to “antique” the paper and stamp the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Memento® Tuxedo Black Ink.

Punch another circle from Basic Black cardstock, split the circle in half and position behind the focal image.

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain to antique the retired chicken wire and blue swirl Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Trim the chicken wire panel and mount onto the Basic Black card base.

Ink the En Francais background stamp using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and randomly stamp across both DSP panels and mount the blue swirled panel onto Basic Black cardstock.

Add the crocheted lace trim and ¼” Black Gingham ribbon along with the retired ribbon slide from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Collection.

Mount the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®,  add the sentiment banner and add the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Countryside, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge, En Francais

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain; Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Beau Chateau DSP

Accessories: Punches- 2 ½” Circle, Banner; Sponge Dauber, retired ¼” Black Gingham Ribbon, retired Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Pearls, crochet trim from my stash


Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a marvelous Monday!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Birthday Greetings- A Color, Sketch and Theme Card



Hi Stampers! 


If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to visit the above sites- they have wonderfully diverse Design Team samples as well as inspiration from their galleries!

To create this card:

Using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, stamp the background stamp and sentiment onto a piece of Vellum.

Color the image from behind using Stampin’ Write Markers- Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky and add the highlights with a stylus and piercing mat (again, from the underside of the stamped image).

Trim the vellum panel and mount onto a piece of Soft Sky cardstock (the same size of the vellum panel). 

Add the strip of Basic Gray cardstock along with the Basic Gray bow created with the Bow Builder Punch.

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock with the Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and add a strip of Basic Gray cardstock at the top of the embossed panel.

Mount the embossed panel onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock, trim and mount onto the Soft Sky card base.

Mount the focal image panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the retired Wild Wasabi button to the bow center to finish off the card.

 Stamp Sets: Corner Garden, Wetlands

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, Stampin’ Write Markers- Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Big Shot™, Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Bow Builder Punch, retired Wild Wasabi Button


Thanks again for stopping by- I have had fun this weekend stamping and will share a few more cards later today :-)

CAS Congrats! A Floral Photo Inspiration and Sketch Challenge :-)



Hi Stampers!!

This Clean and Simple (CAS) card was created for the Hand Stamped Sentiments  HSSSC210 Sketch Challenge (flipped the sketch) along with the Around the World AW39 Inspiration Photo Challenge  (I was inspired by the colorful flowers) and the CAS317 Bulbs or Bulb Flowers Challenge (see the details here and gallery here).

Again, if you have not had the chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to visit each of the above sites- tremendous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the floral stamp image from Bloom with Hope using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and repeatedly stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. 

Use an AquaPainter™ with Melon Mambo, Hello Honey and Real Red Classic Ink to color the petals, Wild Wasabi for the stems and add additional contrast with the Stampin’ Write markers in the same colors along with Sahara Sand for shadows.

Ink the sentiment using Melon Mambo Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. 

Use the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and Melon Mambo Classic Ink to add the splatter to the background, trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Melon Mambo card base.

Fussy-cut the flowers and adhere to the card front to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Bloom with Hope, Gorgeous Grunge, Bravo!

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Melon Mambo, Hello Honey, Pink Pirouette; Stampin’ Write Markers- Melon Mambo, Hello Honey, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo

Accessories: AquaPainter™

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a restful Sunday!


CAS April Showers Bring May Flowers



Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to spend some time stamping this weekend- it is so relaxing! 

This Clean and Simple (CAS) card was created for the Our DailyBread Designs ODBDSLC235 “April Showers bring May Flowers” using the Splitcoastampers CC516 Color Challenge (see details here or gallery here) along with the FM206 “Singing in  the Rain”Challenge.

 I hope you will have a chance to visit and check out all of the wonderful Design projects and other entries at the above sites!

To create this card:

Ink the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Sentiments Collection #9 using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamped on Whisper White cardstock.

Ink the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge with Melon Mambo Classic Ink and repeatedly stamp onto the panel.

Trim the panel and mount onto the Melon Mambo card base.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Spellbinders Umbrella Trio die to cut the umbrella from Whisper White cardstock.

Adhere the umbrella to the card panel and mount the umbrella interior panels using  Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Create the rolled flowers using Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo cardstock using the 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches (punch the scallop circle, hand cut a wavy spiral from the outside of the scallop circle toward the center, use the retired Crimper Tool to distress a bit, roll up from the outside edge and adhere using Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive or a Hot Glue Gun).
Punch out the leaves from Wild Wasabi cardstock using the Bird Builder Punch, adhere the leaves behind the rolled flowers and add to the center of the umbrella die to finish off the card (again, I used a Hot Glue Gun since I had it on my desk and ready to go).  
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Sentiments #9 (ODBD)
Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, Melon Mambo
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot™, Spellbinders Umbrella Trio Die,  Punches-  1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy Mother's Day- A Color and Sketch Challenge

Hi Again Stampers! 

This is the second card that I created  using the Just Us Girls JUGS289 Color Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers SC496 Sketch Challenge- see details here and the gallery here.

Again, if you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to visit the above sites- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Using Soft Suede Classic Ink, stamp the sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out with the Word Window Punch. 

Layer onto another frame created from two pieces of Soft Suede cardstock punched from the Word Window Punch and layered to be just a bit wider than the sentiment.

Trim the Graphic 45® Botanical Tea cut-apart and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

Trim the brown print Botanical Tea background paper and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock, trim again and mount onto the a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Trim the pink polka-dot patterned Botanical Tea background paper and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

Add the polka-dot panel to the print background and adhere the entire background panel onto the Soft Suede card base.

Use the Bow Builder Punch to create the Soft Suede bow, adhere the retired In Color Dahlia Assortment Adornment to the center of the bow and mount onto the focal image panel.

Add the focal image to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and mount the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals® as well.

Add the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Soft Suede

Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Graphic 45® Botanical Tea

Accessories: Punches- Bow Builder and Word Window, Pearls


Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful evening, my friends!

Botanical Tea Thinking of You- A Color and A Sketch

Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to play around in my craft room last night and decided to create two cards using the Just Us Girls JUGS289 Color Week Challenge along with a different Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge.  

I will post the cards in separate posts and this card incorporates the SC532 Sketch- see details here and the gallery here.

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to visit the above sites- they have wonderfully diverse Design Team samples as well as inspiration from their galleries!

To create this card:

Using Early Espresso Classic Ink, stamp the sentiment from the Peonies & Tulips Dynamic Duos from Power Poppy© by Marcella Hawley onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out with the Word Window Punch. 

Layer onto another frame created from two pieces of Early Espresso cardstock punched from the Word  Window Punch and layered to be just a bit wider than the sentiment.

Trim the Graphic 45® Botanical Tea cut-apart and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

Trim the striped Botanical Tea background paper and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock, trim again and mount onto the a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
Trim the blue patterned Botanical Tea background paper and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

Add the blue vertical panel to the striped background, add the strip of 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon and mount the entire background panel onto the Soft Suede card base.

Add the 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Double Ribbon Bow to the focal image panel and mount onto card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Use the Big Shot™ with the My Favorite Things® (MFT) Royal Mini Rose dies to cut out the roses from retired Baja Breeze cardstock, run through the Crimper Tool to soften the paper, roll up and adhere with adhesive (I used Hot Glue).

Add the rolled roses with the Early Espresso leaves to the card front and mount the sentiment with a Stampin’ Dimensional® under the edge that hangs off the focal image panel. 

Add the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Peonies & Tulips (Power Poppy©)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, retired  Baja Breeze; Graphic 45® Botanical Tea

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Royal Mini Roses Die, Punches- Word Window, Leaf (MS), retired 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Pearls


Thanks again for stopping by- I will share the second card created for the same color challenge (with a different highlight color and sketch) shortly :-)

Have a terrific Thursday evening, my friends!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

By The Seashore - A CAS Watercolor for Two Challenges :-)



Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to relax and stamp into the wee hours this morning and decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card with a watercolor technique for the Nance's  PP241 CAS Watercolor Challenge using this week's "summery"  CQC288 ColourQ Challenge Palette. 

Again, if you have not visited the above sites, I hope you will do so- great inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the main starfish and conch shell image from the soon to be retired, By The Seashore with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Naturals White cardstock.  Stamp another image of each onto a piece of scrap paper or a sticky note, cut out and use these images as masks. 

Mask the two stamped images and stamp the sand dollars along with the additional starfish using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink.

Wet the paper and use a paintbrush or AquaPainter™ to apply Bermuda Bay and retired Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink to the background along with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to the shells and lower portion of the panel.  

Spritz with additional water and apply more ink as needed.

Dry the panel thoroughly with a Heat Tool and use the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to add shadows and more definition to the shells, spritzing as needed to blend the ink.

Spritz the background lightly and stamp the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, clean the stamp and stamp the splatter again with Crumb Cake Classic Ink at the bottom.

Dry the panel again thoroughly with the Heat Tool and stamp the sentiment from Trust God using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink.

Use a Faber-Castell® Black Pitt Pen marker to fill in any gaps in the images and add a few highlights to the shells with the Faber-Castell® White Pitt Pen marker.

Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Whisper White card base to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: By The Seashore, Trust God, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, retired Kiwi Kiss, Faber-Castell® Black and White Pitt Pen Markers

Paper/Cardstock:  Naturals White, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Water Spritzer Bottle


Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Another Christmas in April- A Vintage Mixed Media Card

Hi Stampers!!

I wanted to create a Mixed Media card using the Splitcoaststampers’ Mix-Ability MIX116 “Fill It In” Challenge- this is a challenge to partially stamp an image and fill in the unstamped area with your own design such as doodling, etc. (see details here and gallery here).  

I did not have too many images that I thought would work with this technique, but finally chose this retired Christmas stamp and hand drew additional holly leaves and berries on the right hand side of the ornament :-)

I also incorporated a watercolor background for the Splitcoaststampers' WT527 Challenge (see details here and gallery here) as well the CC512 Challenge colors again (since they were still on my desk)- see details here and gallery here.

Again, I hope you will take the time to visit the above sites- the Splitcoaststampers Design Team creations are always fabulous as well as the galleries!

To create this card:

Use a foam brush to apply Gesso® to a piece of Natural White cardstock and allow the panel to dry (or you can use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process).

Once dried, apply Champagne and Silver Metallic Faber-Castell Gelatos® spritz with water and spread to cover the panel. Continue to layer a few more colors- Iced Chai and Metallic Melon, again spritzing with water and drying with the Heat Tool.

Ink the retired Christmas Collage background stamp with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp over the panel  (lightly pressing in certain areas to give the impression of an aged image). 

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Bundled Sage, Festive Berry, Picked Raspberry and Chipped Sapphire, spritz with water, turn to allow the stain to spread onto the prepared panel and dry with the Heat Tool. 

Carefully dab off the color using a cloth in areas where the stain is too dark (until you are satisfied with the results). 

Use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge® over the panel and allow to thoroughly dry.

Trim and mount onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Ink the Christmas Bauble stamp using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and use a baby wipe to remove part of the image on the right (opposite the holly at the top of the ornament).

Use a Faber-Castell® Black XS Pitt Pen marker to draw the holly and berries into the ornament side on the right and add a few holly leaves at the bottom of the ornament to balance the design.  Also draw the lines on the ornament to create the “ribbon” stripes.

Use an AquaPainter™ with Classic Ink to color the ornament- Blushing Bride as a wash over the ornament, Mossy Meadow for the leaves and Rich Razzleberry for the stripes, berries and loops areas in the center.

Once dried, use Stampin’ Write Markers to add more definition and shadows- Blushing Bride for the lighter areas of the ornament, Rich Razzleberry for the stripes and berries, Mossy Meadow for the leaves and shadows with Sahara Sand.

Use a White Faber-Castell® Pitt Pen marker to add highlights to the berries and scallops on the ornament.

Fussy-cut the modified ornament image, add a layer of Mod Podge® over the entire image and once dried, add the gold cord around the top of the ornament and mount to the background panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Mount the entire panel onto the Blushing Bride card base.

Stamp the sentiment using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink (or use a My Digital Studio image printed onto Whisper White cardstock- which is what I used for this card).

Punch the image with the XL Oval Punch, use an AquaPainter™ to apply a wash of Blushing Bride Classic Ink and stamp the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Sahara Sand Classic Ink.

Once the sentiment is dry, use a Sponge Dauber to apply Sahara Sand Classic Ink to the edges, adhere to two Rich Razzleberry ovals punched from the XL Oval Punch (overlapped and mounted behind the sentiment so you can only see a bit of the Rich Razzleberry layer) and add a layer of Mod Podge®.

Add the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and finish off the card using Pearls in the center of the ornament.

Stamp Sets: Christmas Bauble, Christmas Collage, Bells & Boughs (MDS verison)

Ink: Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand; Stampin’ Write markers- Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand;  Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Bundled Sage, Festive Berries, Picked Raspbe, Chipped Sapphire; Faber-Castell® Metallic Gelatos®- Champagne, Silver, Iced Chai, Melon, White and Black Pitt Pen Markers

Paper: Naturals and Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Gesso®, Foam Brush, Gold Cord, Mod Podge®, XL Oval Punch, Pearls


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- it is such an encouragement to me!  Have a wonderful week, my friends!
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