Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SIP #171 Fall Florals Challenge with Stampin' Up! Country Home

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Stamp, Ink, Paper has a fun fall florals challenge for you this week.  

I'll be honest I had a lot of great ideas for my card but in the end my allergies got the best of me so I went fairly simple with the new Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set.


I used my Stampin' Blends for my coloring on the image.  I love the cotton.  One of my first jobs years and years.... and years ago was for a cotton company in Memphis, so I am very partial to all things cotton!  I used Basic Gray for my Card Base and layered on a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock that was embossed with the new Dynamic Corrugated Textured Embossing Folder. I ran some linen thread around the Corrugated layer a few times prior to adhering it to the Gray cardbase, and tied it on the left hand side.  Do you normally have a particular side that you tie a bow or knot on?  For some reason, 99.9% of the time, my bows or knots are on the left hand side.  lol
I cut out my fall floral image with a Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Then I literally could NOT find my layering oval framelits so I layered the stitched oval onto a tag cut out with an old MFT stitched tag die set.  I added a button with more of the linen thread tied into it to finish it off.

Thnaks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SIP #170 Color Challenge - Gina K Designs Tropical Blooms

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and this week we have a color challenge for you.


I cheated a little but don't tell anyone.  I loved the deep purple and wanted to use it in flowers but you have to have some contrast so I used a lighter shade of purple as well!


I finally had a chance to play with the Gina K Designs Tropical Blooms Stamp Set... so many pretty images.  I started out with a stitched panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I did a little light ink smooshing on the background with SU Soft Sea Foam Ink.  I added a few splshes of SU Emerald Envy Ink..  I used those same colors to stamp the leaves from Tropical Blooms.  I added some Concord & 9th greenery die cuts to fill the bouquet in more of ... you guessed it, those same colors.  Since I didn't have cardstock in Soft Sea Foam, I swiped my ink pad across a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and dried it with my heat tool and then die cut my light greenery.  The Tropical Blooms are stamped in Hero Arts purples.... I seriously have no idea what the name of the purple inks are.  I think I got them in one of the My Monthly Hero Kits but the light purple was perfect with the deep purple I thought.  I stamped my "Happy" in the darker ink and used the coordinating Happy Shadow Die to cut it out.  I stamped "Birthday" directly on my card base.  I layered the panel onto a Scalloped Layer of SU Emerald Envy Cardstock and then mounted it all on a 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Top Folding Card Base.  I finished it off with some PPP Sparking Clear Confetti!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina