How many of you took notice of the BEAUTIFUL bird on page 169 of the Annual Catalog?
Isn’t it just so calming and peaceful? Perfect image for so many occasions and
for The Paper Papers Challenge # 398– Birds!
I could not wait to get it and try the watercoloring technique that SU explains on that page. I did watercolor it but I am still working on it. Want to see some gorgeous watercoloring painting? Check out my friend, Jodi McKinney’s blog at theLifeInBetween.me. She is a lovely person to follow:)
I will have to channel my inner Jodi and finish it up! Instead of watercoloring, I pulled out my favorite tools- my stampin’ blends! I am not a great shader etc. but I feel like an artist when I use my alcohol markers that perfectly match my SU cardstock, dsp, and inks. No having to buy tons of different shades of other brand markers to find a match with my SU stuff! So glad I never got into that- I would have bought so many markers!!! Instead, I just play with my stampin’ blends knowing that they fit my needs:)
I have a Corner Pop Up Fun Fold for you today using the Tropical Chic Suite.
And just how did I do it? How about a video to show you?
Here is the card closed:
Here it is as you open it up :
Here it is opened up and it would look like this as it closes as well:
Here it is completely opened:
Granny Apple Green Card Cardstock Base: 8-1/2″ Square, scored into 4 equal quandrants and one diagonal, 1-1/2″ x 4 for HB sentiment inside, 3″ square for leaf die cut on outside
Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 3″ square for leaf die cut on outside
Tropical Chic Designer Series Paper: Outside and Inside 4″ Square, 3-3/4″ Square cut into two triangles for pocket (save one for another card)
Whisper White Cardstock: Sentiment on front 1/2″ x 3-1/2″, 3-1/4″ square for stamped panel inside cut out with Stitched Shapes Square, HB Sentiemnt 1-1/4″ x 4″, Scraps for two flowers on front and one on pocket, 3-3/4″ Square cut into two triangles for pocket (save one for another card), Scraps for two leaves on pocket
I am in LOVE with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper!
Tropical leaves in the NEW Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce are
complemented perfectly with Blushing Bride. And classic black and white are added, too!
I used a simple lined pattern that had Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green
and Shaded Spruce on this card because it was leftover from another project coming
out on Monday…make sure to come back to see the video!
I wanted to make a birthday card so I used sentiments from Beautiful Day and Dragonfly Dreams
on this card. I die cut some neat leaves to surround the sentiment.
A little fun for the inside, too…
The stamp images are awesome and the framelits are great!!! Take a look…
See you on Monday with a Fun Fold using this bundle!
I am still recovering from an action-packed weekend with my super, awesome, and most beloved stampers in Pittsburgh at our Catalog Kick Off Party. I wonder if they have recovered? I make those chickadees work hard at class… 6 cards using great new bundles and techniques. I try to make every moment count when we are together so they did get to play with everything especially the Stamparatus this past weekend!!!
I have a simple card for you today using the SU Springtime Impressions Thinlits and
the Stitched All Around Bundle. This sentiment is versatile and could be used for a wedding, graduation, or even a birthday card, don’t you think?
Die cutting the Copper Foil Sheets instantly glams up a simple card,
and copper embossing finishes it off!
Here’s an alternative design using Very Vanilla cardstock with the copper embossing
standing out on the tone on tone background.