Flowering Foil 2020 Sale-a-bration

I am in love with the 2020 Sale-a-bration Flowering Foil Designer Paper. OMGosh! I tend to shy away from a lot of coloring. I don’t find a relaxing at all. Lol! Today I am sharing three design I created using the Flowering Foil 2020 Sale-a-bration designer paper. Why yes……I did several types of coloring and even enjoyed doing it. [grin]

Below is my first design using the large floral images. They are fabulous, white cardstock with copper foil embossed flowers. I colored them us an aqua painter with Purple Posy and Highland Heather ink pads. I did fussy cut each flower, I know I’m crazy but I find fussy cutting relaxing. [smile] The centers are brushed with Wink of Stella. The sentiment is copper heat embossing onto Vellum. Everything was popped with Dimensionals.

2020 Sale-a-Bration Floral Foils Large Poseys

My second design uses that mini all-over posy design. I sponged the entire piece with Purple Posy. I love the soft effect it gives. The sentiments are from the Ornate Thanks stamp set (available April 1st) and are heat embossed silver and copper onto Silver and Copper foils popped with dimensionals. I used the faux suede technique on the Pear Pizzazz band. It’s my go-to when I want a bit of subtle texture.

2020 Sale-a-Bration Floral Foils Mini All-Over Poseys

My third design using the square graphic design. I used my Aqua Painter again to color in a checker board pattern the squares in Pear Pizzazz and Purple Posy. The “Thank You is heat embossed onto Purple Posey with Copper and, you guessed it, fussy cut. [smile] I placed it with dimensionals onto a strip of Copper Foil cardstock. Also, I placed everything onto a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2” card base. I don’t have to write an much on the inside and it still fits in an A2 size envelope. Woohoo!

2020 Sale-a-Bration Floral Foils Square Graphic

Below is the color combination I used for these designs.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES:

  • STAMPS: Dressed to Impress, Ornate Thanks (available 4/1/2020)
  • CARDSTOCK: Pear Pizzazz, Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Flowering Foils 2020 Sale-a-bration Designer Paper, Vellum, Silver & Copper Foil
  • INK: Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Ornate Layers (available 4/1/2020) | Emboss Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Copper & Silver | Wink of Stella

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these designs and are inspired to ink up your stamps! I would love to hear what you think or any questions you may have.

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Sailing Home Gold Anchor

Sailing Home Gold Anchor

Today’s share is my second design featuring the Sailing Home Bundle. After creating my Red White Blue Anchors design I wanted to create something in the total opposite direction……from Bold and bright to soft and subtle. My Sailing Home Gold Anchor card is my take on subtle and neutral.

BASE: The base starts with Sahara Sand layered with a Balmy Blue strip embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Next a Whisper White rectangle layered with a smaller Striped Come Sail Away Designer Paper rectangle were adhered to the Balmy Blue.

FOCAL: This starts with a slightly smaller Whisper White rectangle generation stamped three times using the swooshy image from Sunshine Saying stamp set (vintage) in Balmy Blue ink. First you stamp the fully inked image at the bottom then two more times (without reinking). That is called generational stamping……very cool!

Next is the shiny golden anchor. I stamped the “Anchor” from the Sailing Home Stamp Set with VersaMark onto Whisper White and then heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder. Even guys need a little shine in their lives. [giggle] Then I die cut the anchor using the Smooth Sailing Die Set. That’s right……no fussy cutting involved! Sweet!!!

SENTIMENT: Finally is the sentiment. I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut the two circles, the bottom circle is Balmy Blue and the top is Whisper White. Using Crumb Cake ink I stamped the sentiment, also from the Sail Away Stamp Set. There are so many images in this fun nautical themed set to choose from.

I really had fun and enjoyed designing with this stamp set. I hope you enjoyed today’s Sailing Home Gold Anchor share and are inspired to get your hands inky! Have a stampingly wonderful day!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Sailing Home
  • PAPER: Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Come Sail Away
  • INK: Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Layering Circles, Smooth Sailing | Emboss Powder–Gold

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors

Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors

Happy Birthday ! This is my gift to all those who have birthdays in July (including myself). The Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Die Set offer many options to celebrate those nautical lovers and those that like all things beach. It is a great card to share on this Independence Day Holiday, Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors.

BASE: It starts with Basic Gray layered with Smoky Slate dry embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. This give just enough texture to make the anchors and sentiment pop.

ANCHORS: I tried just the Smooth Sailing die cut anchor shape, they were too flat looking for me. So of course the first thing I tried was heat embossing the anchor image with clear embossing powder and then die cutting. WAYYYY better! To add height as well as dimension I popped them with mini dimensionals.

SENTIMENT: I wanted to keep the sentiment minimal so the anchors remained the focal point. So I opted for a narrow strip of Whisper White stamped with “Happy Birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set alternating with Night of Navy and Real Red inks.

Make sure to come back and chech out another design I will be posting using the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies. It also uses the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper that I have fallen in love with.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you find this bold independence day Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors design inspiring to get your fingers inky. Have a great holiday and weekend!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMPS: Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greetings
  • PAPER: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
  • INK: VersaMark, Night of Navy, Real Red
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Smooth Sailing | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Clear

Sparking Hugs, Carol

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Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly

Well Said Butterfly Happy Birthday

Woohoo……Spring has finally sprung! I had fun creating my Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly bright and bold design. This card includes many cool techniques that can help spark your design mojo. [smile]

I have fallen in love with the new Granny Apple Green color. I paired it with one of the new 2018-2020 In Colors, Blueberry Bushel. This combination is bright, cheery and very gender neutral. [TIP: Leave off the butterfly and this would make a great masculine card.]

Both the Gingham bands are from the 2019 Sale-a-bration Designer Paper Botanical Butterfly. It recently retired but I just loved it so much I used the blank & white design brayered with more of that fun Granny Apple Green. Love it!

I also included two types of embossing:

The first is dry embossing……this is on the Blueberry Bushel rectangle that I first cut using the Rectangle Stitched Dies then embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. This was layered onto another rectangle in Basic Black that I tore the edges to give even more texture. [sweet!]

The second is the butterfly. I heat embossed the image with VersaMark and black embossing powder. Then I colored with sponge daubers using those wonderful Granny Apple Green and Blueberry Bushel inks.

Finally, I topped it all off with Happy Birthday. The “happy” is from the Well Written set of dies along with the Well Said stamp set, that I am ecstatic both are carrying over. Woohoo!

I appreciate you stopping by to check out my Well Said Happy Birthday Butterfly card card and hope that you have a great day. AND that you are inspired to get your hands inky!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMPS: Well Said, Butterfly Gala
  • PAPER: Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Basic Black, Whisper White, 2019 Sale-a-bration Designer Paper–Botanical Butterfly (vintage)
  • INK: Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, Blueberry Bushel
  • ACCESSORIES: Punch–Butterfly Duet | Dies–Well Written, Rectangle Stitched | Emboss Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Black

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Floral Well Said Happy Birthday

Floral Well Said Happy Birthday

This Floral Well Said Happy Birthday card is one of the fun cards we made in one of my recent classes. The Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Die Set includes 51 stamps 24 dies to choose from. That’s enough to cover most any occasion.

I was happy to make use of the Large Letters Dies and Petal Promenade Designer Paper. By trimming the serifs from the letters it gave a new more modern look to them. This lovely floral paper design is my favorite……lots of pink!

Then to add just a bit of texture, which I felt it needed, I embossed the Whisper White band with the Subtle embossing folder. Sweet!

I am sad the Large Letters Die Set along with the Petal Promenade Designer Paper are retiring the end of May. These are popular and will go fast so don’t wait.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Well Said
  • PAPER: Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
  • INK: VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies: Large Letter | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Silver

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today’s Floral Well Said Happy Birthday card and inspired to use the Designer Paper we all have in our stashes. Lol!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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