Friday, July 30, 2021

Brutus Monroe Judy's Wreath Hello Card

Hi There!  I hope you've been having an awesome week!   It's Friday and that is almost always a very good day!  I'm over at the Brutus Monroe Blog today with a card using the beautiful Judy’s Wreath Die Set … such an awesome set of dies!!

Not only does this set contain a beautiful wreath base but it has a ton of beautiful leaves and flowers to add on or to use on their own.  I love the font for the "hello" that is included in the set with both the word and shadow!  My A2 Card base was cut from a Dark Emerald Green Cardstock.  I layered on a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" panel of Wood Grain Paper from Brutus Monroe's Weathered Wood Paper Pad.  If you don't have this beautiful paper, you need it!  It is gorgeous! 

I love to use those little scraps of cardstock left over from other projects.  I grabbed some yellow, pink, coral, and greens to cut out all of the parts to the wreath.  The base of the wreath was the same Dark Emerald Green as the card base.  The other layered leaves were cut from a Jade Green Cardstock that was the same tone but just a shade or two lighter to add a little dimension.  The inserts in the yellow flowers were yellow and colored in with a Bronze Alcohol Marker and then brushed with a little Wink of Stella.  I used Vellum Cardstock for the word shadow and the same darker green that I used for the wreath base to cut out the hello.   I added a large messy bow of Linen Thread on the lower right side and three Jewels to finish it off!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Friday, July 23, 2021

Brutus Monroe Flowered Heart Die Hello Card

Good Morning!  I'm sharing a sweet card today made with the beautiful Flowered Heart Die set from Brutus Monroe this morning.  There are so many possibilities with this gorgeous set of dies but I chose to go with a soft look with not only the dies but a beautiful 6x6" Brutus Monroe paper pack called Farmhouse Floral Paper.

I love the soft feminine look of the beautiful white flowered heart.  Once cut I added foam tape to the back to hold all of the sections in place and then spritzed the front of the hearts with the gorgeous Pearl Shimmer Mist!

It's hard to see all of the beautiful shimmer but it is certainly there.  The "Hello" Die Sentiment is from the Judy's Wreath Die Set.  I cut it out in the same light pink and used white for the shadow and then spritzed it with the Pearl Shimmer Spray as well.  It is all so sparkly and pretty!

For the inside, I added another cut heart..

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Below is a complete list of the products used.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Brutus Monroe Abstract Umbrellas I'm Here For You Card!

 Hello Friends!  I hope you are having a fabulous week!  I'm sharing a card made with the gorgeous Brutus Monroe Abstract Umbrellas Background Stamp today!

These umbrellas are absolutely gorgeous and would be fabulous colored in but I thought they were so intricate that a simple Distress Oxide Blended Background would be just as beautiful!  I started with a Bristol Smooth Cardstock panel that measured 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" and used Blending Brushes for a smooth transition.  From the top of the panel, I began blending with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide, and then moving to Mermaid Lagoon and finishing with Picked Raspberries.  Each ink color was blended into the previous color which created a green between the yellow and blue and a purple between the blue and pink... so pretty!  I love that you can use just three Distress Oxide Ink colors and end up with five! After I finished my ink blending, I spritzed the panel with water and blotted with a paper towel to add those fun lighter splotches!  I hit my card panel with a heat tool to make sure that the Oxide Inks were completely dry and then used my Stamp Positioner to Stamp the Abstract Umbrellas in Embossing Ink and then heat embossed in Raven Embossing Powder.   Once the embossing was completely dry, I used some Pearl Shimmer Paint from my stash and mixed it with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol in a spritzer and then spritzed the panel several times for a fun all-over shimmer!

It was really hard to capture all of the shimmer in a photo but trust me... it's beautiful!  I mounted the beautiful ink blended panel onto a 3-3/4" x 5" matt of Raven Cardstock and then added that to an A2 Whitewash Cardstock card base.  I heat embossed the "i'm here for you" sentiment on a 1/4" strip of Raven  Cardstock from the Bunches of Love stamp set in Alabaster Embossing Powder and added it with some foam tape to the card front.  Last but not least I added three PPP Sparking Clear Confetti Sequins to finish it off!  I love how it turned out and can't wait to send it off to someone that needs to know I'm here for them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Birthday Card with the Stitchery and All Squared Away Stamp Sets from the New 2021 - 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Hi There! As soon as I saw the new 2021 - 2022 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! I knew I had to have the Stitchery Stamp Set!  I have tons of ideas and may even decide to do an online class with it!  Another Stamp Set that has caught my eye is the All Squared Away Stamp Set... the sentiments are adorable and the font is just the cutest! I've always LOVED stitching on cards!  I've even bought a small sewing machine to add stitching but had issues with keeping the bobbin threaded.  Finally I just decided that sewing is not the craft for me.  Well with this Stitchery Stamp Set.. I can add small amounts of faux stitching any time!     Here's a card I made with these two new stamp sets....

This was just so simple to make but the stiches just make it the cutest.  I started with a 5" x 3-3/4" panel of Basic White Cardstock and used my Stamparatus to add the stamped stitches in Blackberry Bliss, Polished Pink, Magenta Madness, and Fresh Freesia.  Once all of the stiches were stamped, I mounted the panel on a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" panel of Blackberry Bliss.  I ran some Crumb Cake Twine from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack around the matted panel and just prior to finishing the knot, I added  three small scrap pieces of ribbon in the coordinating colors for a fun look.  The Tasteful Labels Dies were cut in Blackberry Bliss and Polished Pink and added over the twine with Dimensionals.  The sentiment from the All Squared Away Stamp Set was added to a scrap of Basic White and cut from the Layering Circles Dies.  The focal panel was added to an A2 Polished Pink Card base.  Last but never least for the front, I added three of the 2021 - 2023 In Color Jewels in Polished Pink.

Here's the inside of the card..

The inside measured 5-1/4" x 4" and had some stitching added to the bottom as well as another sentiment form the All Squared Away Stamp Set.. so stinkin' cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Below are the products used today!

Blessings, Tina

Product List

Monday, June 21, 2021

Shark Frenzy Bundle Baby Girl Card! - Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo....

 Hi There!  Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!  I spent the weekend watching two of my sweet Granddaughters play in a softball tournament.  I'm exhausted and sunburnt!  lol  But it was so much fun!  I wanted to share a super cut Baby Girl card I made with the Shark Frenzy Bundle, soon to be retiring,  and the beautiful new Basic Borders Dies.  If you don't have the Shark Frenzy Bundle and you love it, make sure you head over to my Stampin' Up website and grab it before it's gone.  It will officially be retired the end of June!  Oh and before I go any further.. I apologize that the picture is no great.  It's been storming here so very little light here!

How cute are these sharks stamped in the new Polished Pink??  So so cute!  I started with a 5" x 3-3/4" panel of Basic White Cardstock.  I used a blending brush to blend a little bit of Balmy Blue Ink in the upper part of the panel.  On a scrap of Basic White,  I stamped the outline of the sharks in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the fill in portion in Polished Pink Ink.  The purse and hair bow were both stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Polished Pink Stampin' Blends.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the sharks and accessories.  The Sloped edge and Wave edges at the bottom of the card were cut out of the Subtles 6"x6" DSP (Balmy Blue) using the Shark Dies.  I adhered the waves with Multi Purpose adhesive directly to the bottom of the card front.  Using Versafine Onyx Black Ink, I stamped the Doo Doo Doo... directly on the DSP of the sloped panel and then attached it on the bottom of the card using Dimensionals.   I adhered the Sharks and the Purse with Dimensionals.  The bow was attached to the baby shark with a glue dot.  With more Basic White Cardstock, I cut the cloud border from the Basic Borders Dies and attached it with Dimensionals at the top of the card panel.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp Baby Shark on card panel once the sharks were in place and I knew where I wanted it stamped!  Finally I matted the card panel with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the 6x6" 2021-2023 In Colors DSP in Polished Pink and then attached it all to an A2 Basic White Thick Cardstock base.  To finish off the card front, I added three clear epoxy water droplet embellishments!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Brutus Monroe Mermaid Lagoon Card - Splashing to Say Hello

 Hello and Welcome to my first post as a Brand Ambassador for Brutus Monroe.  I have loved and used Brutus Monroe products for quite some time so I'm super happy to be able to be a Brand Ambassador for them! They have fabulous products for stamping, scrapbooking and general crafting!!

 The most amazing part is that my very first post is using one of my favorite stamp sets... Mermaid Lagoon!  I am seriously all about anything nautical and especially Mermaids!

I had a blast making this card since it is so very much about Amazing Images, Stenciling,  Media Paste and of course... Distress Inks!  My intent was to make my Mermaid and three of the fish look as though they are riding in on waves "Splashing to say Hello"! I hope I got my point across!  My background was a 4" x 5-1/4" panel of  Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  You could certainly use watercolor paper or heavy weight cardstock as well.    Using Blending Brushes,  I did some Distress Ink blending on it first with Tumbled Glass and then added in some Broken China.  I used the Tangled Waves Stencil, and a medium mover to add some Media Paste for dimension to the right side of my card panel.  Once the Media Paste had dried, I did some additional Ink Blending over the paste and even added some subtle blending to the left side of my card by lining the stencil back over the card front and using a Blending Brush to add some additional ink.   I spritzed just a bit of water over the panel and then blotted it off with a paper towel to get some of the lighter blotches. 

  Once the panel was completely dry, I heat embossed the sentiment in the upper left side with Raven Embossing Powder.  My background panel was adhered with Multipurpose adhesive to a matt of  Black cardstock and then adhered with more Multipurpose Adhesive onto a 100 lb. Cover Weight Whitewash Cardstock.   On another piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock, I stamped the Mermaid, starfish and fish from the Mermaid Lagoon Stamp Set with Raven Ink.  Once they were dry, the images were watercolored with more Distress Inks and an Aqua Pigment Brush filled with water.   Using the Aqua Pigment Brush allows me to add water when needed to lighten the color.  Once I was finished watercoloring and everything was completely dry,  I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut everything.    If you, like me, are not an expert fussy cutter, I find that adding a water-based maker in a color close to your background helps.  Thankfully I had a medium blue marker to help out just a bit. 

 I added my images to my card panel with foam tape, except for the Starfish that I added to the Mermaid's Hair with liquid Multipurpose adhesive.    I love that Brutus Monroe carries but 1/16" and 1/8" foam tape.  On this card I used the 1/16" foam tape so that I could double up on some images so that some are popped up more than others!    I finished off the front by adding three Mermaid Sequins.

For the inside of the card, I added some simple stenciling..

I really like the simplicity some the light Broken China Distress Ink Blending using the same Tangled Waves Stencil on the inside.  Sometimes simple just works!

Thanks so much for following along!  Have a wonderful day and make time to get crafty!

Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Spot Challenge #166 Color Challenge with Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Pale Papaya and The Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set

 Hi There!  Happy Tuesday and once again, I hope your week is off to a great start!  Tuesdays mean it's time for another Card Challenge over at The Spot and this week we have a beautiful color combination!

Here in Middle Tennessee it is H.O.T. so I pulled out my Sweet Ice Cream Bundle for a cool card to help me chill out some!  I absolutely LOVE the watercolor look on the popsicle images in this set!  I love this color combination!  I especially loved how the Pale Papaya looks like a lighter version of Calypso Coral!  

I love this beautiful striped DSP from the Pattern Party Stamp Set.  I think it coordinates really well although the color in this paper I believe is Bermuda Bay instead of Coastal Cabana.. oh well just a bit darker but still looks great I think!

Here's the inside of my card...

Once again, I went for a Gatefold Card because well... I love me a good Gatefold Card!  Here are the details in case you'd like to CASE it!

  • Stamp Set - Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set
  • Die Set - Hippo & Friends  Dies (labels) 
  • Embossing Folder - Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (for Basic White label)
  • Inks: Coastal Cabana, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, and Crumb Cake
  • Card Base - Coastal Cabana 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored on the long side at 2-1/8" and 2-1/8"
  • Layers - (2) Pale Papaya 5-3/8" x 2" and (2) Pattern Party DSP 5-1/4" x 1-7/8" (striped multicolor)
  • Inside Layers: Pale Papaya 5-3/8" x 4 1/8", Basic White 5-1/4" x 4"
  • Die Cut Labels: Pale Papaya, Coastal Cabana, Basic White
  • Sentiment stamped on Scrap of Pale Papaya and cut apart into strips
  • Popsicles stamped on Scraps of Basic White and fussy cut.
  • Embellishments -  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (15" White), Pale Papaya 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon (approx 3" scrap) and 2021-2023 In Color Jewels (Pale Papaya)

Cut and score the Coastal Cabana Card Base and layer on the Pale Papaya Cardstock and Pattern Party DSP on each side using Multipurpose Adhesive.  Cut the labels using the Hippo and Friends Dies.  Emboss the Basic White label with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere the labels together with Multipurpose Adhesive with the White embossed label on top.  Adhere Dimensionals to the left side of the back of the labels so that the Labels only adhere to the left side of the Gate.  With Basic White scraps stamp two Popsicles using Coastal Cabana full strength ink on the bottom layer of the Popsicles and stamping the top layer with 2nd Generation Coastal Cabana. Using full strength Coastal Cabana Ink add the confetti circles at the upper part of the Popsicle.  Stamp one Popsicle Calypso Coral for the bottom layer and Pale Papaya for the top layer and use the Calypso Coral Ink for the confetti circles at the upper part.   Stamp the Popsicle sticks with Crumb Cake Ink as well as the wood grain stamped layer.  Fussy cut the 3 Popsicles out.... I know, I know.. we all hate fussy cutting but I promise these are super easy!  Adhere the bottom two popsicles with Multipurpose adhesive on the Label Layers.  The top Popsicle can be popped up with Dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral Ink onto a small scrap of Pale Papaya Ink and cut apart and into three small strips.  Cut some small strips of Dimensionals (I use the edges) and adhere to the back of the three sentiment strips and add to the Label section of the card. Run some White Baker's Twine along the left gate of the card and adding the small piece of Pale Papaya Ribbon before tying in a knot in the upper left.  Trim the ends to finish them off and adhere a glue dot under the knot to hold it in place.  I like to unravel the ends of the Baker's Twine.  Finish the front of the card off by adding three of the Pale Papaya Jewels.  To finish off the inside, stamp Happy Birthday in Calypso Coral on the Basic White layer and add some of the confetti circles in the lower right corner using in Pale Papaya Ink.  Add the Basic White inside layer to the Pale Papaya with Multipurpose Adhesive and then add the matted layer to the inside with more of the Multipurpose Adhesive.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina