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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So Many Sparkly Stars

So Many Sparkly Stars

I enjoy taking a stamp set and creating something completely unexpected. As I was perusing the new 2019 Holiday Inspiration Catalog. I fell in love with the So Many Stars stamp set. The catalog inspirations shown are geared towards the Christmas Holiday Season. Today’s share “So Many Sparkly Stars” is my outside-the-box take on the So Many Stars stamp set

EMBELLISHMENT: With fall having arrived here in the Northwest my creative juices were leaning toward Halloween. I was trying out the Shimmer Black Emboss Powder. After embossing and die cutting the swirls & stars, the sparkly black look made me giddy. I then wanted something to pop against the black, Granny Apple Green jumped out at me.

I was looking to add more shine and decided to spritz the Granny Apple Green with a mixture of Frost Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol. [Perfect!!!] After cutting the same swirls & stars I started layering onto a band of Basic Black. I loved the look. At this point I had an embellishment that needed a home. Lol!

BASE: Layering the embellishment onto the Granny Apple Green layer made the stars pop. [Sweet!] Well……what goes great with black and green ……purple! When I pared this embellishment with Gorgeous Grape I did my happy chair dance. To add the finishing touch I gave the new Scripty Emboss Folder a try. OMGosh! This emboss folder is THE BOMB! It was the perfect subtle background. What do you think?

SENTIMENT: To finish the design it needed a sentiment. I had leftover spritzed Granny Apple Green and decided to use it. Looking at the sentiments included in the So Many Stars stamp set I felt “the stars are shining brightly” would be the perfect fit. I was strong and ended up cutting apart the full sentiment “O, holy night, the stars are shining brightly” and embossed it in plain black. Finally another cool item in the new 2019 Holiday Inspiration Catalog are “black” dimensionals. WHAT? Yes, there are now black dimensionals to use with dark designs so you hardly see them. I used them on the green stars and the sentiment. Woohoo!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES:

Here’s what I used: STAMP: So Many Stars; PAPER: Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black; INK: VersaMark; ACCESSORIES: Dies–Stitched Stars |Emboss Folder–Scripty 3D| Punch–1-1/2″ Circle | Emboss Powder–Shimmer Black & Black

When I had finished my design I showed it to a friend and she said “hey, it has a “wicked” feel.” I didn’t even see that. Very cool! I’d love to hear if you thought I hit the “wicked” feel OR if you love the “Scripty” emboss folder like I do.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’re inspired to get your fingers inky. Have a great day!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Black & White Pearl Peacock

Black & White Pearl Peacock

I had so many ideas floating around in my head when I saw the Noble Peacock Suite. This Black & White Pearl Peacock was a fun use of heat embossing and loads of pearls.

You know I love the Long and Narrow card base. (3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) This lovely peacock from the Royal Peacock stamp set was a perfect fit for this size. The heating embossing with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder gave this design the first layer of sparkle.

After I embossed the peacock it was still missing something. It’s just a feeling that I had. [smile] My “A-ha” was Basic Jewels Pearls and boy did they finish the perfectly. Okay, here we go with the second layer of sparkle.

After pondering what sentiment to use, I went with “so very proud of you”. I heat embossed it with white and cut the circle using the Layering Circles Dies. To add some height I popped it with Dimensionals. Guess what??? This is the third layer of sparkle. [Woohoo!]

Thank you stopping by today. I hope today’s clean and simple Black & White Pearl Peacock design inspires you to get your hands inky. If you need a demonstrator I’d be happy to help.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Royal Peacock
  • PAPER: Basic Black, Whisper White
  • INK: VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Layering Circles | Emboss Powder–White | Basic Jewels–Pearls

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Peacock Feathers You Are Incredible

Peacock Feathers You Are Incredible

What was at the top of your “must have” list when the 2019-20 Annual Catalog went live? The Noble Peacock Suite was at the top of mine. The printed and solid foils scream my name. Lol! I really love the Detailed Peacock Dies and couldn’t wait to start creating. I love the clean and simple layout of my Peacock Feathers You Are Incredible design, it made me do my “happy chair dance”.

The base is Shimmery White cardstock. Yes, my first layer of sparkle. (smile) My next layer of sparkle are the bright foil colors that bring the feathers to life. These amazing colors are Old Olive, Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel. The final layer of sparkle is the addition of the color coordinated embossed sentiment. It is the topping on the cake (or feathers in this case)! [giggle]

Today’s share is my first of three designs I created with the Noble Peacock Suite. Make sure to come back and check out more design posts.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Royal Peacock
  • PAPER: Shimmery White, Noble Peacock Foil
  • INK: VersaMark, Night of Navy
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Detailed Peacock | Emboss Powder–Clear

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope today’s clean and simple Peacock Feathers You Are Incredible design inspires your creativity.

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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