Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 377 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an awesome Sketch Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the great circle die from the Painted Labels Dies, but I wanted to keep it a bit soft so I cut it out of a piece of Evening Evergreen (2021 – 2023 In Colour) Shimmer Vellum. I then added some Sprig punches that I cut out of the excess iridescent paper from the Wonderful Snowflakes. I just can’t stand to waste any of this beautiful shimmery white.

Some other details that I added to this card were some 2021 – 2023 In Colour Jewels and a piece of silver Simply Elegant Trim. A ton of shimmer and glimmer to balance with the very subtle Soft Succulent cardstock and the gorgeous Painted Christmas DSP.

Once I had finished designing this Christmas card I took the exact same idea and created some cards for my fabulous Ink Pad Pals team members. Here is the result.

Again I used the 2021 – 2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum, but this time I grabbed the Pale Papaya. It was a bit too light in colour for the DSP I chose – so I used my blending brushes to add some Calypso Coral to the back of the vellum.

All of the supplies I used are listed below. You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.

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West Coast Creators Blog Hop – November 2021

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another West Coast Creators Blog Hop!  This one features all thing Christmas!!  Hop around see all the amazing cards created by our team members!  Leave a little love and then come back to see us again on the 14th next month!

This card was created as a quick and easy card for a hostess party. The assembly of this card is quite quick and easy.

  1. Attach DSP to the card base.
  2. Use blending brushes to add some Shaded Spruce ink onto a Contour Scalloped Die.
  3. Add this layer to the card base suing Dimensionals.
  4. Attach a Wonderful Snowflake with a mini glue dot.
  5. Adhere the word JOY using adhesive sheets on the back or Real Red cardstock ( die cut using the Playful Alphabet Dies).
  6. Embellish with Rhinestones.

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Sunny Sentiments Birthday Card

Today’s card was created using the Sunny Sentiments cling stamp set by Stampin’ Up! All of the sentiments in this set are fabulous – but the Birthday one I especially love because “all the best things” leaves this sentiment open to be used with such a wide variety of images – puppies, flowers, cocktails, chocolate, family & friends, and of course the gorgeous mountains.

I paired this sentiment set with the Mountain Air stamps et and Majestic Mountains dies. These long stamps fit perfectly across a card front (both vertical or horizontal) and make for fast but stunning cards.

I stamped the mountains in Smoky Slate and the trees in Just Jade. Then I added some Metallic Mesh Ribbon to fill the space below and some Soft Succulent Ink for the birds in the sky.

The sentiment was heat embossed on Soft Succulent cardstock. Embossing an image always makes it pop for me. I keep my embossing powder out in trays and ready to use – which means it is easy to do, so I emboss a lot more than if I kept them packed away.

You can see all the details of this card in my video below – make sure to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

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Versamark Pad
$13.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #376 – Inspiration Challenge

I am SO EXCITED to be a new member of the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge Design Team! This week’s challenge is an inspiration challenge. I loved the purple, blue and green watercolour look so I was thrilled to spend some time playing in my craft room with water painters.

To create my card I used a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. I find it to be the perfect paper when you want to create some watercolour art with out the texture of water colour paper.

I started by using blending brushes to apply a soft Highland Heather and Balmy Blue background. Then I used my water painter and some Balmy Blue reinker to splatter blue dots on the cardstock.

Next I added my leaves. I did this by using Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Evening Evergreen reinkers to create water colours. I then used my water painter to paint my leaf stamps and I then stamped the painted image onto the cardstock. This technique keeps the water on the page to a minimum since I wasn’t actually using water colour paper.

Once that background dried I stamped the deer from Peaceful Deer on to my image using stamped off Soft Suede. Then I coloured him in with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and added the eye and nose with Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends. I am not a brave enough watercolourer to paint the deer as well – although I think the look worked well enough.

I finished the card with a 3D Wintry Embossing Folder Background, my current favourite ribbon (White Glittered Organdy) and a sentiment tag from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

I hope you give painting your solid stamped images a try on the Shimmery Cardstock, it’s a great cheater way of having watercolour skills.

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Lighthearted Birthday Card

I have been so focused on creating Christmas cards for the rapidly approaching season that I have fallen short on Birthday cards in my stash. Time to refocus. Here is a birthday card I created using the Lighthearted Lines stamp set.

The colour scheme was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiment Colour Challenge (HSSCC375).

To start I used blending brushes and one of Stampin’ Up!’s awesome masks to create the background. I blended Rich Razzle berry and Misty Moonlight. Then I attached that layer to a piece of Misty Moonlight and attached it all to a Smoky SLate background.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on a large tag from the Tailor Made Tags using Misty Moonlight ink. I also stamped the sentiment a second time using Rich Razzleberry ink and fussy cut the Happy Birthday.

The perfect touch to this card though Is the White Glittered Organdy ribbon that I coloured with the Misty Moonlight Blends. I tied it on using a small piece of Silver twine from the Simply Elegant trim pack.

You can find a full supply list below.

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Opal Rounds
$10.25

If you liked this card and want to create similar cards for yourself – check out the details of my Birthday Card Club. Anyone in Canada can join – this is an online card club. I’d love to stamp with you!

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Be Jolly – Freshly Made Sketch

This Santa set is so cute! I love the little extras that come with him – like this sweet Christmas tree.

I designed this card using the Freshly Made Sketch #508.

I fussy cut Santa so that I could pop him up in front of the tree. I also added some Wink of Stella to the trim of his hat and cuffs so that it would look a bit different than his beard.

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FESTIVE FOLIAGE CASED CARD & A 24 HOUR STAMP SALE!!

Today only (October 20th) Stampin’ Up! is holding a 24 hour sale on most of their cling stamp sets! This gorgeous Festive Foliage stamp is part of that sale. You can Shop the stamp set sale directly from my store.

This card was a case from Joanne James ( The Crafty Owl) and demo in the UK. I LOVED this layout and colour scheme too much not to case it and share with you all. You can see all the details of how this card was created in my video. Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there.

If you would like to make this card for yourself here is a full list of supplies used. If you are new to stampign and need many of these items, you may want to consider the Starter Kit as the best way to get all these materials. If you live in Canada, contact me for more details or check out my Iink below about joining my fabulous Ink Pad Pals team.

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24 hour Stamp Sale!

Can’t stop staring at a certain stamp set (or two, or three)? Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only, you and can snag select cling stamp sets at a 15% discount. This short and stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year, so get in gear—it’s time to shop ’til you drop! Here is a full list of the stamp sets available in the sale – it is basically all of the CLING stamp sets.

SALE runs all day (24 hours) on October 20th!!

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For a full image list of the stamp sets included see below ( NOTE the prices here DO NOT reflect the sales price)


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Festive Foliage trio of cards

I featured the Festive Foliage cling stamp set this weekend during one of my FREE online workshops. This stamp set is not quite a full background – but close enough, so I like to use it with my Stamparatus to ensure a full stamped image.

Here are the three cards I created. I love how one stamp (paired with sentiments from Christmas to Remember) can create 3 very different looking cards.

Embossing and Colouring on Vellum
Blended Background with coloured ink on top
stamped image on edges only and coloured

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Here is a list of some of the supplies I used to create these cards.


Stamparatus
$67.00
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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Frosted Gingerbread- Another Sketch Challenge

I adore Sketch Challenges and this one from Freshly Made Sketches (#FMS507) is so cute! I actually created two cards – but one of them is also a fun fold.

The first card I created using this sketch uses a super fun colour combo – the snowflakes are Balmy Blue with Misty Moonlight sponged on the edges. The sentiment is heat embossed onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and the background DSP is from the host reward – Pattern Party DSP. This card just seems so happy!

The second card I created is a fun fold card you can actually see all the details on yesterdays blog post.

For a full list of supplies to create the snowflake card see below – each item is even clickable if you live in Canada and want to pick up some new stamping supplies.

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Versamark Pad
$13.00

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