Mojo Monday #432

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Mojo Monday’s Challenge for this week inspired me use more of my Love Blossoms paper stack.  Also featured are two of the Stampin’ UP Sale-a-bration stamp sets: Hello and What I Love.

The 3 step stamped flower fit with the theme of the card which you can send a friend for Valentine’s Day or their birthday.  It works great with the Banner Framelits on a 6 x 6 inch card base in the Melon Mambo color.  It is framed out in a mat of Garden Green card stock. The smaller mat is done in Blushing Bride card stock.

mojo432The flower image was outlined with Basic Black ink and layered with melon mambo, blushing bride and garden green ink.  Wink of Stella clear glitter was applied to the hello sentiment and the flower image.

You can get one of these stamp sets for free with a $50 purchase in my online store.  You can get both free with a $100 purchase.  They are only available for a limited time.  The offer expires March 31st.  So hurry!

Don’t forget to check out Mojo Moday’s Blog for all the great card ideas with this sketch.

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Let me know what you think about my card idea in the comments section.  Have a great day!

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Triple Challenge

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There is no better place to look for inspiration than to find three challenges and combine them into one!  Here are the elements for this card.

 

Here are the relevant links for my inspiration:

The Color Throwdown #376

Global Design Project #GDP019

Freshly Made Sketches 220

This was a cute card to make.  The colors that I used were Tempting Turquoise, Blushing Bride, Whisper White and Tip Top Taupe.  I highlighted the stamping with the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and pierced around the edge of the white card stock.

The small flowers were cut with the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit flowers.  The bird scroll design was stamped in Tip Taupe Taupe ink and punched out with the Sweetheart Punch. The sentiment and greeting inside the card are from the First Sight Stamp Set.  Hope you enjoyed my triple challenge!  Leave me a comment and check out my online store for any of the products that you would like to try out!  Happy stamping!

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CAS(E) this Sketch! #156

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With snow blowing in the air, I feel like I need a little Springtime.  While cruising YouTube for something new to try, I came across several videos demonstrating a technique called Black Magic.  I decided to try it out with the help of CAS(E) this Sketch! #156.

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This technique is pretty basic.  Simply stamp your images using white craft ink, let it dry completely or use the heat tool to speed things up, and color with colored pencils.  Then go back and highlight with a white gel pen.  The card looks fluorescent and really pops.  Have fun trying it out yourself.

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Bloomin’ Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Time goes by so quickly.  It was just Christmas!  Time to think about those special people in our lives.  I designed a couple of cards for just that.

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I fell in love with the new Blooming’ Love Bundle at the Baltimore OnStage event.  I couldn’t wait for the Stampin’ UP! box of goodies to arrive so I could try it out with the matching patterned paper.

This die was made to go with the Precision Base Plate.  It helps put enough pressure on the die to cut all the intricate pieces.  Pair it with the Big Shot die brush and you will save a lot of time poking out all those little pieces. What a great little tool!

Here is Stampin’ UP!’s video showing how to cut out the heart.

To get started on the card, cut your card base out of Rose Red card stock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score it at 5 1/2″. Cut a piece of Blushing Bride card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Cut a piece of vellum from the Botanical Gardens vellum stack measuring 3″ x 4″.  Please note that this vellum stack is a Sale-A-Bration item.  You receive it free when you purchase $50 worth of products.

Check this video out to see how special this vellum stack is!

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Using the Bloomin’ Heart die, run it through the big shot with a piece of paper from the Love Blossoms DSP stack.  The precision plate should be on the bottom of the Big Shot sandwich.  I usually run it back and forth about 3 Bloomheart1times on my Big Shot but the pressure may vary so experiment on your machine to see what works.
Using the Big Shot die brush, run the brush over the die on the foam pad to release the paper from the die.  Stamp the banner image in Rose Red ink on the Blushing Bride card stock and then stamp a sentiment in the middle of the banner.  Cut out the banner using the matching framelit.

Stamp the small floral hebloomheart3art using the Blushing Bride ink randomly on the Blushing Bride card stock and adhere to the front of the card.  Adhere the vellum piece to the Blushing Bride layer in the middle of the card using the fine tip glue pen.  Put a small amount in each corner. Stamp another small floral heart on the Whisper White card stock and adhere to the inside of the card using snail adhesive.

Attach the large heart to the front of the card using dimensionals.  Center the banner image inside the heart and adhere using dimensionals.  Finish the card by attaching 3 pearls or rhinestones to the lower right edge of the card.

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Mojo Monday #430

Today I decided to work on a sketch from the Mojo Monday blogsite.  Here is the sketch.  Here is the link to the blog.

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I was inspired by the assortment of birthday goodies in the new occasions catalog as well as two of the colors from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper stack.  How can you not love the bright colors of Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry?

Remember, you can get the Botanicals For You stamp set for free by purchasing $50 worth of products from my online store.  Sale-a-bration items are only available through March 31, 2016.

Let me know what you think of  my latest creation! Thanks for visiting my blog today and feel free to pin and pass this along.

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The inside is fun too!

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Sky Is The Limit

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This cute little stamp set called Sky Is The Limit can be yours for free during Sale-A-Bration!  Purchase any products valued at $50 before tax and shipping and add it to your order.  Or purchase the products in my supply list to qualify to get it for free. Please note that this set is only available for a limited time.  So get yours before February 15, 2016.  Most of the Sale-A-Bration freebies go until March 31st.

This is a really simple and quick card to make.  Cut a sheet of the Basic Black card stock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score it at 4 1/4″.  Cut a piece of the Going Places DSP to 4″x 5 1/4″.  I used the old school map design but there are so many great papers in this stack that it will be hard to choose your favorite.  Using the same DSP on the reverse side, cut a strip that is 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″.  Cut one more strip of DSP measuring 1″ x 5 1/4″.  You also need to cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″.

Adhere the map design to the front of the folded card.  Attach the strip of constellation to the top using snail.  Stamp the plane image on Very Vanilla Card Stock using Versamark ink.  Sprinkle with black embossing powder and melt the embossing powder with a heat tool.  Cut the image out using paper snips.

Attach the Congrats wood greeting to the top of the card using the fine tip glue pen.  Attach the plane to card front with dimensionals.

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Stamp “the Sky is the limit” greeting on the Very Vanilla card stock piece in Versamark ink, sprinkle with black embossing powder and melt the powder with the heat tool.  Attach the one inch map strip to the bottom of the Very Vanilla card stock  as shown in above photo.  Attach to the inside of the card.

 

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Freshly Made Sketch 218

 
Happy New Year everyone! Sorry that I haven’t done a blog post for a long while.  The holidays are always such a busy time.

 
 Freshly Made Sketch 218 provides the inspiration for today’s idea.  It uses the the Fun Frames (#133727) around the Happy Birthday sentiment.  The Happy Birthday was from last years Big Day stamp set, but you can easily substitute another sentiment.  I also used the Neutrals Designer series paper stack (#138435) for the small flower border around the card and the lovely word paper.  They are both in the basic gray color.  The background is done in whisper white card stock.

 Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!