There is a beautiful new bundle in the upcoming catalog with a very appropriate name-
it is called Serene Garden. It is so lovely.
I used it to make this sympathy card with the new soft colors of Soft Seafoam and Petal Pink.
I love this bundle not only for its images but also for the ability to cut them out with coordinating dies. But, the part I really love is the corner “embossing” die! Isn’t that just awesome? We have a new embossing mat coming out for the Big Shot that I just ordered- I wonder how different it will look when I use it?
The colors are subtle on this card as I wanted a soothing palette for a sympathy card but the popped up flowers add that little bit of texture and dimension to finish of the card. We also have a new All Occasion stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings coming out that can stand in for the retiring Teeny Tiny Wishes (I love them both- two that are necessary in my stamping room). And…the little die from the Lakeside Framelits is just the ticket for cutting out the little sentiments! A few little pearls on the ends adds a little texture as well.
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Caution: This post may cause you to go on a hunt for chocolate…
I was so taken with this sweet stamp set in the Annual Catalog but never got around
to using it for Valentine’s Day. So better late than never…
and here’s a video I made to show you how simple it is to make this Corner Flip Card!
*NOTE: The first cut on the video is from 2-1/2″ down to 4-7/8. The second cut is from 3″ up to 5/8″ (I said 3″ to 4-7/8″ one time…oops!)
Don’t be fooled that this set is only for Valentine’s Day…look at the sentiments for get well and encouragement, too.
What about that little *NOT FOR ACTUAL CONSUMPTION image…lol.
Blushing Bride: Card Base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Whisper White: Inside 3-3/4″ x 5″, Circle: 3-1/4″ square, Banner: 3/4″ x 3-3/4″
Chocolate Chip: Inside 4″ x 5-1/4″, 2-3/4″ square on front, Banner: 1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Gold Foil: Love 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″, Scallop 2-3/4″square
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Happy Monday, friends! What a wonderful weekend I had with all my stamping buddies at our Annual Sale-a-bration Kick Off Luncheon! I still have to pinch myself when I think of all the special friends I have made since I became a demonstrator. Thanks to all of you who came and braved the cold- inside and ouside- heeheehee.
This is one of the 6 cards we made at our Occasions Catalog Kick Off.
It incorporates a technique called an Eclipse Effect.
How did I make it?
Well, I have another video for you!!
Sorry for all the Ummm-s.
My former homeschool students would not be happy
after all the years I told them….too many ummmms!!!
I was playing around with the SU World of Dreams stamp set over the weekend for another project and had this “leftover” so I put it to good use. When I need some inspiration when creating a card, I use google images to jumpstart my creativity. Just google the stamp set name and a plethora of ideas come up! Another way to get my creative juices flowing is to follow a sketch like this one. It gives me a starting point that helps me along in the process of finishing a card. I really liked this CAS one. I literally made my card in record time which is good because the hubby is waiting to take me on a little trip…so excited!
STAMPS: SU World Of Dreams, SU Thoughts and Prayers
INK: SU Lost Lagoon, SU Sahara Sand
PAPER: SU Lost Lagoon, SU Sahara Sand, SU Something Borrowed DSP, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Scallop Punch, SU Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals