Thursday, September 9, 2021

OSAT Blog Hop Step It Up! Fall Cards with the Love Of Leaves Stamp Set and Stitched Leaves Dies


Hi There!  I hope you've been having a wonderful week!  I'm super excited about this month's One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop Theme... Step It Up!  I love the process of taking a card from Simple to Amazing by adding little touches here and there!  If you have already been hopping along, thanks so much for stopping by!  If you are starting at my blog, please make sure to check out all of the fabulousness from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the country!  

For all of my projects I used the Love of Leaves Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies but added more products here and there as I continued to step up the cards.

For the first card, I kept it really simple.  I started off with an Early Espresso 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" half sheet of cardstock, scored at 4-1/4" for an A2 card base.  I added a 3-3/4" x 5" panel of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  I also added a 3/4" x 5" strip of the beautiful Harvest Meadow DSP leaving about 1/4" of the Crumb Cake Cardstock showing on the left side before adhering with Multipurpose Adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso on the bottom right side.  Leaves from the Stitched Leaves Dies were cut out of Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Cardstock and adhered to each other with Glue Dots after arranging and adding Dimensionals to the bottom of them to attach to the card panel.  I tied some Twine from the Essentials Twine Collection to the stems of the leaves.  I added a few splatters with an Early Espresso Stamp and Write Marker and then three Matt Decorative Dots to finish it off.

For the stepped up version of the Simple Card, I added some embossing of the Crumb Cake background with the amazing Timber 3D Embossing Folder.  I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock that was cut with the Swirly Circle from the Painted Labels Dies.  I popped the sentiment circle up with Dimensionals.  The Stitched Leaves, Splatters and Decorative Dots were added just as in the Simple card.  

For the last and more stepped up version, I again used the Timber 3D Embossing Folder but added a Stitched Rectangle of the Harvest Meadow DSP matted in Early Espresso to the lower right side.  For the Swirly Circle, I cut it in Early Espresso and used the Layering Circle Dies to cut out the sentiment stamped in Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I also used the Circle Dies to cut a scallop in Crumb Cake Cardstock to matt the sentiment circle.   I used the Baby Wipe Technique to make an Ink Pad using folded up Baby Wipes and Mossy Meadow, Bumble Bee, and Pumpkin Pie Re-Inkers.  The leaves from the Love Of Leaves Stamp Set were inked in the Baby Wipe Ink Pad and then cut out using the Stitched Leaves Dies.  I added the stamped and diecut leaves in the same was as the previous cards.  I added Early Espresso Ink Splatters and Decorative Matt Dots as I did in the previous cards.

The inside of the card was kept fairly simple, I stamped the leaf in Daffodil Delight and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso over the leaf.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  To continue on, please click the name directly mine on the following blog roll.  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Bundles of Hugs Card using Brutus Monroe Bundles of Autumn Stamp Set and Weathered Wood Paper Pad

Hi Friends!  Hope you're having a fabulous day!  I'm sharing an adorable card today using the gorgeous Bundles of Autumn Stamp Set along with the Weathered Wood Paper Pad!

This huge Bundles of Autumn Stamp Set has some fabulous images and sentiments!  I started with an A2 Kraft Card Base and layered on a panel of the Weathered Wood Paper that measured 5-1/4" x 4".  I love the beautiful colors and textures in this paper... it's so so beautiful!  The focal stitched rectangle panel was cut from Watercolor Paper.  I stamped the squirrel first with Versafine Onyx Black Ink directly to the panel.  I also stamped the squirrel on masking paper and placed over the stamped squirrel so that I could stamp the group of acorns behind the squirrel.  I used a variety of Distress Inks to color in the squirrel, the acorns and to make a background wash.  I added some Wink of Stella to the acorns to add some shine!

To finish off the panel, I stamped the sentiment in the upper left in more of the Versafine Onyx Black Ink and added some Dark Brown paint splatters to the panel.  I matted the watercolor panel with Dark Brown Cardstock and ran some natural twine around the bottom of the panel three times and then tied it in a bow on the left side. I popped up the matted panel with Dimensionals over the Weathered Wood Paper Background.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Monday, August 30, 2021

You are Sweet Strawberry Truck using the amazing Pick Up Lines Die Set from Brutus Monroe

 Hello and Happy Monday!  I hope your week is off to an amazing start!  The highlight of my weekend was making this adorable card using the fun Pick Up Lines Die Set from Brutus Monroe!

And if this die set wasn't adorable enough.. I added the gorgeous  Weathered Wood Paper Pad  for my background as well as to cut out the distressed red truck!  Who doesn't love an old Red Pick Up Truck, right??  I love the crackled look of the distressing!

I added a little Wink of Stella to the berries and leaves to help them stand out against the otherwise distressed look of the card!  

I hope you love it as much as I do!  I have so many ideas running through my brain for this fun die set!  Maybe next time I'll add some die cut pumpkins and another round sentiment in that circle!  I can't wait to see what is next!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, August 23, 2021

Hummingbird Flight Card Everything is Possible! Brutus Monroe

Hi There!  I hope you've had a wonderful weekend and are ready for an awesome week! Are you a bird lover?  My husband and I totally are!  We have 3 dogs and spend as much feeding birds as we do feeding our pups!  We especially love our Hummingbirds and make fresh nectar (sugar water) for them every couple of days.  They are just beautiful!  That's why  I'm super excited to share my card today!  I used Brutus Monroe's gorgeous Hummingbird Flight Stamp Set!   

I used watercolor paper and Chroma Mist Sprays in Lilac Purple, Leaf Green and Cobalt Blue to make my background.  I started off my spritzing the watercolor paper with water and then added spritzes of the three different colors of Chroma Mists.  I moved the color around until I was happy with the blend and then used a heat tool to dry it.  Once it was completely dry, I spritzed it with Pearl Shimmer Mist and then dried it again.  Once completely dry, I used a stitched rectangle to cut out the focal panel.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine  Black Ink and then clear embossed it to help it stand out a little more.  The focal panel was matted on a Black Scalloped Rectangle.

Both the Hummingbird and Flower were stamped in a Copic Friendly Ink and colored with Copics and then fussy cut.  They were then added to the matted panel with Dimensionals.  The panel was added to an A2 Card base made of Lagoon Cardstock. . A few black splatters were added along with three Rainbow Crystal Gems to finish it off.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

OSAT Blog Hop Turning a New Leaf August 2021 With Stampin' Up! Love of Leaves and Stitched Leaves Dies


Hi There!  It's hard to believe it's already the 2nd Thursday in August and of course the 2nd Thursday means it's time for another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Turning a New Leaf so all of our projects this month should involve leaves.  If you've already been hopping, thanks so much for continuing on.  If you are starting at my blog, please make sure that you check out all of the amazing inspiration from the other blogs on the hop!  

I decided to use the Love of Leaves stamp set and coordinating Stitched Leaves Die Set from the Annual Catalog for my Leaves.  

I loved using the dies for the leaves with the gorgeous Sale-a-bration Peaceful Prints DSP Real Red and Black plaids!  

I adore Buffalo Plaid so this beautiful SAB DSP really called out to me!  I started out with a top folding 11" x 4-1/4" Real Red Card Base, scored at 5-1/2" on the 11" side.  The front panel of plaid DSP was cut 3-3/4" x 5" and was matted in Basic Black that measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and adhered to the card base.  The largest of the Stitched Leaves was cut in the beautiful Buffalo Plaid DSP and popped up on the card base with Dimensionals.  The sentiment from the Love of Leaves stamp set was heat embossed in White on a 3-1/4" x 1/4" Basic  Black Strip of Cardstock and added  with a Mini Dimensional on the outer ends of the strip so that it was level over the leaf.  I added some Black Baker's Twine to the stem tied in a bow and finished off the outside with three of the Black Matt Dot Embellishments.  

The inside Basic White Panel was 3-3/4" x 5" and matted with Basic Black measuring 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  The inside sentiment from the Love of Leaves stamp set was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  i cut three additional leaves in the Buffalo Plaid DSP and adhered to the inside right side, cutting one of the leaves in half and adding each half separately.  

The coordinating tag/bookmark was cut using the Tailor Made Tag Dies using both the Basic Black and Buffalo Plaid DSP.  I added the "hello" sentiment form the Love of Leaves stamp set heat embossed in White on the bottom of the Black tag.  I added a Real Red Leaf over the Buffalo Plaid Tag and used some of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and more of the Black Baker's Twine tied in a bow over the ribbon to finish the tag off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please click the name directly under mine on the Blog Roll to continue on!  Blessings, Tina

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Brutus Monroe Bunches of Love Gatefold Card

Hi There!  I hope you've had an awesome week and that today is a nice down day for you!  I love weekends but I think Sundays are my favorite because they really are a day to recover from the week, thank the Lord for what he has done, and to look toward a brand new week!

I'm sharing a card with the Brutus Monroe Bunches of Love Stamp Set today.  It is a super cute 3" x 4" stamp set that has a beautiful focal image as well as 5 sentiments!   

I made a gatefold base of Whitewash 100# Cardstock that measured 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" on the 8-1/2 side.  The gatefold panels were also Whitewash Cardstock that I stenciled Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves through the Floral Hoop Mixed Media Stencil.  I also spritzed the panels with some water in a Distress Sprayer and then added Pearl Shimmer Mist!  Can I just say if you don't have any of the Pearl Shimmer Mist.. run, don't walk, and get some!  It is amazing!  You won't regret it!  

Can you see the beautiful shimmer??  The focal image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whitewash Cardstock and colored in with Copic Markers.  I focused on coloring the floral images and just added some very light coloring on her legs, arms, and the floral wrap paper.  I fussy-cut the main image and added it to a Whitewash Diecut that already had the "I love you bunches" sentiment stamped on it. I added some Rainbow Crystal gems and a couple of ribbon scraps under the end of the diecut layers on the lower right side and called this one finished!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina