Thursday, February 13, 2020

OSAT Blog Hop - Sixteen Candles

Hello and welcome to the One Stamp At a time February 2020 Blog Hop!  This month we are all about birthdays!!!  If you've already been hopping, thanks so much for continuing!  If you are starting with me, please make sure you use the blog roll at the bottom of this post to navigate the hop!  You will find so much wonderful inspiration with this talented group of crafters!!

I finally had the chance to use the fabulous Under My Umbrella Bundle from Stampin' Up!'s January - June Mini Catalog!  I absolutely ADORE this set!  I can't believe I hadn't already used it!  

My inspiration for the colors came from the beautiful Pigment Sprinkles that I used on my  Watercolor Panel in the background.  A 3 x 4" piece of  watercolor paper was spritzed with water and then sprinkled with some of the beautiful Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles.   After adding the sprinkles, I spritzed the watercolor paper two additonal times and moved it from side to side to spread that gorgeous color!  When I was happy with the background, I used a paper towel to dry up any of the color that was trying to escape the edges of the paper and then used my heat tool to dry it completely!  My top folding cardbase was made out of  half sheet of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  I ran a piece of the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP on the left side of my cardbase.  The front panel was added with Dimensionals onto the center of the card front. For the umbrella, I stamped it directly on a scrap of the Lily Impressions DSP in Memento Tuxedo Black and punched it out with the coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch. I used a scrap of Smoky Slate Cardstock for the umbrella handle.  The boots and several of the different little flower images were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White Cardstock with Memento and colored using Stampin' Blends duos in Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Blackberry Bliss. The flowers and boots were super easy to fussy cut and I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to go around the edges so no white was showing.  I added the umbrella with Dimensionals at the bottom of the panel.  I used multipurpose adhesive to adhere the top and bottom of the umbrella handle so I could slide a small piece of Whisper White twine under the handle to tie a bow.  I added the boots and all of the flowers with mini dimensionals.  A scrap of Daffodil Delight Cardstock was used to cut out the round sentiment label using the Painted Labels Dies (part of the Painted Poppies Bundle!).  I heat embossed the It's Your Day sentiment in White in the middle of the painted labels die cut and adhered it partially with a mini dimensional (left side) and partially with Multipurpose Adhesive.  I finished the front off with three sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Pack.  

Here's the inside of my card...

For the inside, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  In the lower left I added a partially open umbrella die cut with the same Lily Impressions DSP and then added a few more of the flowers on the edge of the umbrella.  .  

I made a little Mini Curvy Keepsake treat box to go with my card...

I cut the mini curvy keepsake box out of more of the Lily Impressions DSP.  I cut out a small tag (also in the die set) and stamped one of the smaller flower bouquets onto the tag and colored them in with my Stampin' Blends and added three of the Woven Thread Sequins.  I used Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and some Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine to close the mini curvy keepsake box and add the tag.    So simple but so cute and perfect any little treat!

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Don't forget you are at Tina's Riddle's Blog so just click to visit the fabulous Jo Anne Hewins' blog.  Her name is directly under my name on the following blog roll!  Have an amazing day!

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

PCC370 Inspiration Challenge - Spring in Bloom with Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical Bundle

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  It's time for another Paper Craft Crew challenge and this is one that I believe everyone will love!  It's an Spring in Bloom Inspiration Challenge.. how fun!

I just received my Timeless Tropical Bundle from Stampin' Up! so I couldn't wait to ink it up.  It is a heavy sketch type of stamp and after looking at pretty much everything on Pinterest I decided to stamp it in a Melon Mambo and use my Stampin' Blends.  I really love how it turned out!

For my background I used a piece of watercolor paper and Pigment Sprinkles in Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green for a watercolored background.  I spritzed the watercolor paper with water first and added the Bermuda Bay towards the top of the panel and sprayed three or so more times to alow the color to move and then dried with my heat tool.  I did the same thing on the bottom of the panel with the Granny Apple Green.  Once it was completely dry I splattered a little bit of white paint on it and matted it in Whisper White.  I stamped my flower onto Whisper White Cardstock in Melon Mambo.  The leaves were stamped in Garden Green on Whisper White as well.   I used light and dark  Lovely Lipstick and Daffodil Delight Blends to color in the flower and Light and Dark Mossy Meadow to color in the leaves.  I adhered the flower and leaves with Dimensionals. The "aloha" from the coordinating dies was cut out in Whisper White twice and adhered one on top of the other and then glued the layered aloha onto the upper right side of the card front panel.  The matted floral layer was added to the Bermuda Bay top folding card base with Multipurpose Adhesive.  To finished it off I added three sequins from the SAB freebie Metallic baker's twine and sequins combo pack.  I adore how it turned out.  I thought about adding another flower but the background was so striking that I hated to cover it up!  If you are interested in any of the products used, I'll have a supply list at the bottom of this post!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

PCC369 Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Timeless Tulips

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm back with the Paper Craft Crew Design Team with my take on  this sketch... 

Here's my card...

My background is a Stitched Rectangle die cut using the Golden Honey DSP from the current Sale-a-bration catalog!  It is gorgeous paper and free with a $50 purchase.  I borrowed an idea from the fabulous Dena Rekow at the Creativity Cave and sponged color in the upper right and lower left corner.  I used Granny Apple Green and Pool Party for my sponging!  I backed the panel with some Gold Foil and adhered to a Thick Whisper White A2 Cardbase.  On a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock I stamped the tulips from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set in Pool Party for the buds and Granny Apple Green for the stems and leaves.  Once stamped, I cut the tulips out with a Stitched Square from the Stitched Shapes Dies and backed it with another piece of the Gold Foil Sheets.  I cut a small gold foil banner and layered it under the square with multipurpose adhesive and attached the square with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I die cut a small decorative strips from the dies in the Painted Poppies bundle with Whisper White and adhered to the lower front of the square.  I added the "celebrate" sentiment in Granny Apple Green that was cut using a Concord & 9th die... I liked it because it was small and fit onto the white decorative strip well.  Finally I finished it off with three Gold Enamel Glitter Dots.   I love the way it turned out!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

PCC368 Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm back with another Design Team card for The Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #PCC368!

Today's sketch was a fun chance to use the beautiful Sale-a-Bration Freebies.... Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper, and the Lily Pad Dies!

I absolutely adore this gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP!   It has the most gorgeous images and colors!  I used Pretty Peacock as my cardbase color and Flirty Flamingo to matt my layers of DSP.  Both sides of the same sheet of paper were used in this card.  Side A  was used for the background panel and side B for the stitched square panel.  The Lovely Lily Pad stamps were stamped with Versamark onto Thick Whisper White Cardstock and heat embossed in White.  I used an ink blending tool to blend the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green Ink onto the stamped images and used the coordinating dies to cut the images out.  I added a little darker pink Stampin' Blend marker to some of the ink blended areas to add a little contrast.  This card is so pretty and was really easy to create!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

PCC367 - Inspiration Challenge - Romantic Moments

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  It's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge and this week we have a Inspiration Photo for you.

I thought since my anniversary is coming up on February the 18th, that I would make an Anniversary Card for Jeff.  I thought Jeff would appreciate the non-traditional colors on this one.

I decided to go with a tone-on-tone of Gray Granite for the background and cardbase. I used the new Sale-a-bration Stone 3-D embossing folder that is part of the Power of Hope Bundle that is available for free with $100 purchase.  I used a sponge and inked the edges of the stone embossed layer with more of the Gray Granite Ink for a little dimension and interest.   I heat embossed the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in black onto Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I used the wreath die from the Painted Labels Dies (part of the Painted Poppies Bundle) to cut it out.  i stamped the Poppies from the Painted Poppies Bundle onto more of the Thick Whisper Whtie cardstock and used Pool Party and Old Olive Stampin' Blends to color them in.  I popped both the wreath and the flowers up with Dimensionals and tucked the leaves under the flowers adhering with Multipurpose glue.  I added a small bow of twine to the lower left side of the wreath and finished it off with three of the Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots.  I LOVE the simplicity of this card and I know that Jeff will too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle paired with Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP

Hello and Happy Sunday! It's game day in the Riddle Household.. Tennessee Titans are taking on the Kansas City Chiefs and we are ready to Titan Up!  So while I'm waiting for the game to start, I might as well as do a little crafting, right?

So I finally got the beautiful Forever Blossoms Bundle and I LOVE it!  The shading on the blossoms is so beautiful and makes the coloring so easy!  Do you know what else I love???  ... The Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.  It is absolutely gorgeous!!!

This Specialty DSP is just so elegant as a backdrop for this beautiful blossom!  

I decided to use this as a birthday card because I'm always needing them!  Here's a quick peek at the inside....

Thanks so much for stopping by!   Blessings, Tina