Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Quick, Easy, and Transparent!

Here's a quick and easy card with a stand out feature...
a see thru sentiment!

I wanted a flat card that was easy to mail so began with Kaisercraft's "Bow and Arrow" decorator paper 

I added a couple of prints from the Bow and Arrow pad to both the front and inside of the card. My border is a clear piece cut from a A2 Crystal Clear box. The sturdy clear piece is taped onto the front with Scor-Tape 1/4" double sided tape. Very sticky tape that securely holds the card together.

I used Spellbinders Upper Case "Font One" Alphabet dies for the HELLO sentiment. The letters are glued to the crystal clear piece with Sakura's Quickie Glue Pen. 

A quick and fun card to send to my grandson.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lacy Sampler Tag

 Hello! I'm finally back after taking a bit of time off, 
and am glad to be back to creating!
My project today is a lacy tag in neutral tones. 

Easy and quick~perfect for a kraft gift bag!

I began with a piece of Kraft cardstock. After rounding the top corners, I punched a hole at the top, then punched another circle with hole in darker paper and glued it on to make the tag look like it means business!  Dina Wakley Media Gesso was dry brushed onto the tag in places to add chalky, white distressing. After the gesso dried, a bit of tan ink (Altenew Coffee Break Ink Cube) was sponged onto the surface to add additional texture. 

Cluny 1" Lace, along with May Art's Adhesive Rosette Ribbons, were added at the top and bottom to create borders.

The "medallion" was made using May Art's 1.5" Crochet can see my tutorial on how to make it HERE. A button from my stash and small piece of Tulle Ribbon center the medallion.

May Art's 1/4" Silk Ribbon and May Art's Burlap String were used as as a bow to tie it all together.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's project. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Easter Florals

I have a couple of Easter designs for you today featuring Stamp Simply clear stamps: "Words of Encouragement" and "He has Risen." I have also used decorator paper for both cards from Dovecraft Trimcraft 6 x 6" "Bohemian."

 The Bohemian paper is layered onto the card front to make a garden of blooms...perfect for a butterfly! The butterfly is die cut from Spellbinders "Fanciful Flight" die set and is layered over White Vellum. After gluing the butterfly layers together with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, it is adhered to the design with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces. The bling on the design is Prima Say it in Crystals in "Royal Menagerie."

Here is the inside of the butterfly card and the featured verse from Stamp Simply Clear "Words of Encouragement" stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink:

The second card uses the same Bohemian paper. This sheet has a subtle pearlescent finish, hard to see in the photo. Also, I'm loving the vibrant floral tones!

Vellum is also used in this design. The base of the card is vellum, and Spellbinders Die D-Lites "Filigree Egg" is also cut from the vellum before being layered over a solid pink cardstock egg.  A May Art's 1/2" Wrinkled Ribbon Bow (tied with the Original Bow Easy) makes for a fresh border along with a Melissa Frances Pearl accent. 

The inner Bible verse featured in this design is Stamp Simply's "He Has Risen" clear stamp set, once again stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's designs. We still have quite a bit of snow on the ground here, but the sun is promising 
Spring to come. Have a great remainder to your week! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

No One Stacks Up to YOU!

So easy: simply stamp the tea cups and saucer (using Versafine Onyx Black ink) onto Kaisercraft "Sweet Pea" decorator paper; die cut using the die, then adhere with Tombow Mono Multi glue and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips!  The border was even easy using a shaped border piece from the Kaisercraft paper pad! A Simple Stories "Hello Fall" Enamel Dot adds a bit of interest.

Take a look at the sentiment from the Altnew Vintage Tea cup stamp set on the inside--

The tea cup stack might be wobbly, but YOU certainly are not! ;)

I used a coffee splash stamp (unknown, maybe Stampin' Up) and SU's Creamy Caramel ink as well.

Easy to make, easy to mail!

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Vintage Tulip

Since I tried the "No Line Coloring" technique last time with this tulip, I wanted to stamp and color a more traditional way this time around using Copic Sketch Markers and a bit of Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink.

I began by layering up the base of the card using decorator paper from Kaisercraft's "Art of Life" paper pad. A crossed border of Venise 1/2" Katerina Lace adds a bit of interest along with a May Art's 1/4" Silk Ribbon Bow (made with an Original Bow Easy). A small charm (similar here and here) was added with May Art's Burlap String.  The word "Tulip" is also from the Stamp Simply Clear Get Well Tulip set, and cut with one of the dies from the Stamp Simply Steel Tulip Die set0.

Here's the inside Bible verse from the Stamp Simply Clear "Never Fear" stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Versafine inks are fabulous for stamping sentiments...they give such crisp, clear results.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Blushing Cheerful Tulip

Having so much fun playing with the new Stamp Simply Clear Get Well Tulip and Steel Tulip die! What a pretty set. Today I have attempted the "No Line Coloring" method. I'm fairly happy with the results, and look forward to trying it again soon! 

Let me tell you about it..

The base of the card is layers of Tim Holtz Coredinations Color Core Cardstock 12 x 12" and White Vellum. The top layer is embossed with Darice "Quartrefoil" Embossing Folder run through a Cuttlebug. 

The "No Line" Color Method is simply stamping the image with a light ink...such as a light green or tan. I stamped my tulip with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink. I then color the tulip blossom and leaves with my Copic Sketch Markers. After coloring a solid tulip head and leaves, I added accent touches and shading with Prisma Color Pencils...primarily where the lines on the stamp indicated shading. No Line coloring was a bit more difficult as the stamped lines would pretty much disappear...I used the stamp and package to see where the lines should be. After stamping, diecutting, and coloring the tulip, I mounted on the base of the card using pieces of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

I've seen some pretty amazing examples of both "No Line Color" with watercolors and with Copics. Wow! 

The sentiment is also from the Get Well Tulip set, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and die cut with a Spellbinders Back to Basics Tag die. A Seam Binding Ribbon bow pretties it up.

Take a look at the inner Bible verse, stamped from the Get Well Tulip set using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and die cut with Spellbinders Classic Oval dies.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you have a chance to try some "No Line Coloring!"

Friday, March 3, 2017

Stamp Simply Spring Release Blog Hop

It's an exciting time at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store--Sharon has released four new stamps sets--two floral sets and two sentiment sets, along with dies to match the floral sets!  

To celebrate the release, our design team over at Stamp Simply is participating in a hop today...please hop through the list and see all that we have designed using the new sets. The hop list is at the end of this post.

My design features the Stamp Simply Clear "Thinking of You Rose" set and matching Stamp Simply Steel "Rose" dies. The card's inner verse is a Bible verse from the Stamp Simply Clear "Words of Encouragement" set.

The rose was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. It was then die cut using the newly released matching die. The word "rose" was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then die cut with the matching die. 

Spellbinder Classic Oval dies were used to create an oval highlight panel for the die cut rose to rest upon. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used for dimension.

The decorator paper used is Kaisercraft's "Mademoiselle." May Art 1.5" Tulle Ribbon and a Melissa Frances Pearl add the final touch.

Take a look at the inside verse from the Stamp Simply Clear "Words of Encouragement..."

Here's a closeup look at both of the stamp sets and die set that I used. All of the Stamp Simply Clear sets can be used together. The beautiful fonts on the Bible verse and sentiments complement the images in many of the different sets. All add an elegant touch.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Also, Darsie Bruno has kindly made a video for using the new sets along with dies. You can view it here:

The blog hop line up is below! Be sure to check everyone's beautiful designs featuring Stamp Simply's Spring Release. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Deb Saaranen (you are here)