Thursday, September 17, 2020

Two Stamp Sets for Stampin' Fancy Friday

September's Stampin' Fancy Friday Challenge is to combine two stamp sets on one project.  So, I knew for sure I could take that challenge on.  

The great thing about a jam packed greeting stamp set is that it pairs easily with tons of imagery filled stamp sets.  I combined the Ornate Thanks with the All Things Fabulous Stamp Sets for the "two stamp" challenge.  I doubled down on this challenge and used a two-step stamp set to create a palette of fall floral, berry, and foliage elements rich with color and subtle with detail.

To showcase all the stamped flowers I grabbed an Early Espresso piece of cardstock for my base and a second Early Espresso embossed layer.  For the texture I used the Dainty Diamonds 3D Folder.  I enjoy the mix of the angular shapes of the folder with the Whisper White Stitched Nesting Die layer.

Let's talk about the colors of the flowers.  Most are stamped with two and three generations of stamping off.  I used Cinnamon Cider, Terracotta Tile, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Early Espresso on Whisper White Cardstock.  For the greeting I stamped on a strip of Terracotta Tile with Early Espresso.  To give the greeting a touch of distressed texture I pulled it back and forth over my bone folder several times.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Make Way for a Beautiful Autumn

Isn't this color combination so visually delicious?  I love it and welcome the fall season.  I say "bring it on!"  Be sure to click over and see the entire team's spin on this mix of colors, Mint Macaron, Cinnamon Cider and Crumb Cake, at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

For this card I began with a piece of Watercolor Paper which I painted with lots of plain water.  While wet I stamped the leaves in the challenge colors and watched the inks wick and spread into the water.  Once the paper was completely air dried I stamped the matching detailed images to finish the background.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Nothing's Better Than Monday Montage

Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I am happy you are here at Seeinginkspots to see some stamp projects.  These two card designs feature the Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set and matching Dies.

To start, I gave myself a "pumpkin spice" theme to spark my stampin' mojo.  I flipped through the Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" DSP to find colors that fit my theme  From there I grabbed ink pads to match the papers:  Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, Poppy Parade, and Early Espresso.

For the coffee mug swirled watercolor look I used a tiny ramekin painted with water to stamp the rings.  I love how they look like a mug left a ring on the table.  Because of the retro style of this stamp set I designed this coffee card to look like a diner menu.

There is lots of sponging and splattering to base the Thick Whisper White Cardstock base.  Then I used the small sparkle image in the set to add a hint more of color to the background.  I will say that tiny little stamp is adorable.

For this slim line layout I definitely must have been craving a candy bar.  By the way, Twix is my favorite.

The highlight of this card is the embossed "chocolate" squares.  To get that look you need a Silicone Mat and your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  The trick is to put your die cut upside down when you run it through your machine.

Are you looking for more stampin'?  Click next to check out Melissa's latest project or back to visit with Cheryl.  Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Gettin' Sketchy With #TGIF281

How about a linear type sketch challenge for #TGIF281?  I said "sure thing" and got to stampin'.

To start mapping out my spin on this sketch I grabbed a piece of Snowflake Splendor pattern paper and cut the three focal layers.  I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut all three rectangles on my card.  For the largest rectangle I had to customize the size to fit so I ran the die through my new Stampin' Emboss and Cut Machine twice.  I love that trick and do it quite often.

Layered over the rectangle shapes I added a Gold Hoop decorated with elements from the Peace and Joy Bundle.  My ink colors include Coastal Cabana and Just Jade.  The word "peace" is cut from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and it's layered on Whisper White.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

It's Tool Time at Creation Station

It's Tool Time this month at Creation Station.  We are sharing tips, tricks, and techniques to maximize any of our Stampin' Up! tools. 

I chose to highlight the Rectangle Stitched Dies as they are one of my go to tools that I use all the time.  I customize rectangles to fit my exact needs.  I also  cut arrows, triangles, chevrons, and lately photo corners.  I love a big flashy photo corner to add a bit of spunk and flair to a card.

Earlier this week I received the Peace and Joy Bundle.  I have had my eye on the stamps and dies for quite a while.  I enjoy creating with text and this bundle includes three focal text images and matching dies for lots of added dimension.

Along with Real Red and included Just Jade, Balmy Blue, and Whisper White colors.  Being a super fan of bling I layered in some Balmy Blue Glitter Paper and Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.

1.  Use two Rectangle Stitched Dies to cut a chunky frame.
2.  Place a larger Rectangle Stitched Die diagonally across the frame to create a photo corner.
3.  A finished cut photo corner.

It's my hope that you enjoyed my quick photo corner trick.  Next up along today's hop is Sara Levin.