Friday, June 30, 2023

#TGiF427 Beach Party

What would you stamp and create if the theme were beach party? I would use bright and bold colors, prints, and details. And that's what I did. The oversized floral print seemed to fit the idea of a beach party so I went from there and crafted a fun fold card using the Delightfully Eclectic DSP and the Paper Florist Dies for #TGIF427.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Artisan Post #9 Create a Custom Color Swatch Ring

Keep a record of your favorite custom blended colors on a swatch ring.

Use Blending Brushes to experiment and find custom blended colors to create brand new hues or seamlessly blended color palettes. For example, try combining Wild Wheat and Lost Lagoon for a rich warm green, or mix Bubble Bath with Gray Granite for an earthy pink tone.

Whether you’re creating a harmonious blended background or mixing your own custom colors make yourself a swatch ring for future reference. Use the Tailor Made Tags Dies to cut Basic White tags and make note of your custom blended color combinations.

Collect your tags on a binder ring of all your custom blended colors as a reference. Include blank tags so you’re ready to add more color combinations.

Create gorgeous cards with your custom blended colored papers. These cards feature the Timeless Arrangements Bundle.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

My Beach View in Cambria

Welcome to another inspiration challenge hosted by Hand Stamped Sentiments. You can tell from my Boho Beach Kit Card I was inspired by the starfish beach scene in the upper left corner of the inspo board.

These past few days I have been hanging out with some good stampin' friends at a gorgeous beach house in Cambria California. The photo shown below was taken from the back patio deck of my friend's house.

For my card I did just a bit of rearranging of elements from the Boho Beach Kit Collection.

The only thing I added that was not from the kit was the "celebrate" which I die cut from the Wanted To Say set of dies. Other than that it's all from the Kit.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Sweet Citrus Fun Fold

Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop. I thought I would show you fun fold card I made that features the Sweet Citrus Bundle.

My colors are a bit more "lime" like for this card. I used Garden Green, Pool Party, and Blushing Bride Ink Pads. Each color was stamped in full, half, and quarter strength, What really pulls this fun fold card together are the pieces of Enjoy the Journey DSP.

Thanks for passing by my blog for our Monday Montage Blog Hop. You have two choices now to work back or next along the hop. Have fun and happy stampin'.

Friday, June 16, 2023

#TGIF425 Beach Weather

It's time for another challenge over at #TGIF425. Our latest challenge is to create a card that flips or flops. But, that is not what I did. I thought the challenge was to be inspired by the quote "life is better in flip flops." So, I was thinking summer and beach weather. 

For this bright and breezy beach card I used the Waterfront Stamp Set and some beautiful ocean hues. My colors include Crumb Cake, Wild Wheat, Tahitian Tide, Balmy Blue, and Early Espresso. I really love the Wild Wheat Deckled Rectangle Die cut which I layered behind the Basic White stamped piece. I think the pop of mustardy yellow brown, the Wild Wheat, looks great against the Crumb Cake card base.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Just Swinging By

Look how sweet and spunky the Little Monkey Stamp Set is. I think this "just swinging by" card is playful and makes for a fun way to reach out to a friend. I created this using the sketch challenge below for Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I decided to color the stamped images with Stampin' Blends. For the monkeys I used SU100, SU200, and Light and Dark Petal Pink. For the tree branches and leaves I used Pebble Path, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lost Lagoon.

The black and white patterned paper is from the Zany Crew 12" x 12" DSP pack. I love the graphic look it lends to the card. I also love the way the Lemon Lime Twist details pop/look against the prints.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Artisan Post #8 So Refreshing

Okay here's the truth. When I first saw this Bundle I was totally underwhelmed. I couldn't wrap my creative mind around the stamps and dies. And then it happened. I started to create and fell in love. Yes, that's right I truly have fallen for the So Refreshing Bundle.

A bit of patterned paper from the Delightfully Eclectic pack of DSP was the inspiration for this slimline top fold card. I've combined Bubble Bath with Petal Pink for a perfect pink lemonade feel. 

I totally love the colors and style of the patterned paper on this "happiest birthday" card. Like the first card I used two tones of cardstock. I used Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy which, to me, lends to a subtle and soothing appearance.

Speaking of subtle, I very lightly added a Bubble Bath haze of color behind the juice pitcher. Another subtle detail is the tiny tag suspended from the knot of the Starry Sky In Color Baker's Twine.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Timeless Arrangements Technique Time! Stamp Class

Don't miss out on my monthly Technique Time! stamp class. This month's class will include beautiful cards featuring the Timeless Arrangements Bundle. You provide the stamps, dies, and inks and I'll provide all the elements, photos, video, and live class session. 

There are two options to choose from: a full kit shipped to you OR online access. Register while supplies last as class kits will be limited.

This online class will be recorded for replay. 

We'll be creating three artfully avid style cards. These will include lush layers, detailed focal elements, clever cuts and folds along with finishing touches that every stamper loves.

Class kits will include precut and scored cardstock card bases, NON Timeless Arrangements die cuts, a sampling of: Inked Botanicals DSP; Festive Pearls; pieces of assorted SU! ribbon/twine; precut cardstock pieces to complete all the stamping and die cutting of Timeless Arrangements Dies; and scored card bases. 

Registration open from now to 6/16 or until kits are sold out.

Use the button below to reserve your spot.

Option 1 - Full Kit $31
  • Fully loaded class kit packet
  • Access to the FB Live class/replay on 6/29
  • Invitation to the 5/19 Zoom gathering/class
  • Membership to SeeingINKspots Backstage Pass
    • video recordings of this class & many more past classes
    • full array of photos for this class & many more past classes
  • First class shipping, kits ship 6/19
Option 2 - Online Access $16
  • A PDF of the cutting measurements for the three projects
  • Access to the FB Live class/replay on 6/29
  • Invitation to the 6/30 Zoom gathering/class
  • Six-month membership to SeeingINKspots Backstage Pass
    • video recording of this class & many more past classes
    • full array of photos for this class & many more past classes
Choose your option
Timeless Arrangements Class

Sunday, June 4, 2023

It's Monday Montage Time!

It's Monday Montage time again and I thought I would show you another card where I used the Legendary Ride Bundle, the Cheerful Daisies Dies, and the Fresh as a Daisy DSP.

I had some fun creating the motorcycle. First I inked up the entire image with a Crushed Curry Ink Pad and then I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color the tires, seat, and a few other parts. On top of all of that I added silver details. It looks so cool in real life.

Here's a look at the inside.

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