Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Stamp Simply Clear Stamps!

Brand new stamps are available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! Two new sets have been released:

Beautiful Autumn sets, scripture verses and sentiments!

Let me tell you about my design shown above:

I stamped the acorn and oak leaf image from the Stamp Simply Clear "Give Thanks" stamp set onto vanilla cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. It was colored with Copic Sketch markers and then die cut using Spellbinder's Labels Twenty Eight dies.

The framed sentiment was layered over a lattice background of Luxury Pearlescent 105 Copper Metallic cardstock, cut with Spellbinder's Basic Lattice die. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used for dimension. 

Here is the inside of the card, using a verse from the same "Give Thanks" set, stamped with Delicata Metallic Celestial Copper Ink.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


We’ll be back each day this week with more autumn inspiration & the announcement of a SURPRISE GIVE-AWAY.
To qualify for the GIVE-AWAY all you need to do is make a purchase this week including either or both of ourNEW autumn sets. The prize winner will be drawn from all qualifying purchasers and posted on Sunday, 8/28. A photo of the GIVE-AWAY will be posted in the next day or two, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamps and Dies

Okay, so you probably get that I am pretty much loving Altenew stamps and dies...they are so much fun to play with!

I began by "two step stamping" using the layered stamps to begin creating the flowers; I also used Inkssentials Cut-n-Dry Pen Nibs to add extra color. These nibs are perfect to dip right into the ink pad...they have a very sharp point, making it very easy to get into tight spaces! The inks used here are: Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp the outline; Tim Holtz Distress inks in Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage, and Shabby Shutters.

After stamps the blooms, I die cut them with the Altenew Peony Bouquet dies.

The background was somewhat of an experiment with a happy ending. I first stenciled it with Tim Holtz "Flourish" stencil and Studio 490 Embossing Paste. After it dried I decided to see how using a Gelato color would work out--I used a shade from Gelato's Color Gift Set.  I watered it down and painted it on with a paintbrush, covering most of the panel.

After the gelato dried, I realized that I still wanted more of a washed out background color. I layered on a bit of Dina Wakely White gave the result that I was looking for. 

Also, another happy surprise (result): I have yet to find my embossing paste tools while unpacking so used a serrated grapefruit knife from my kitchen drawer-- LOVE the little lines that are added in the embossed design!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Next week I will be back with something totally new! 
Hope that you can join me!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sending Blessings and Daisies

Sending blessings and daisies to you today! 

I pulled out my copic markers to play with Altenew's "Spring Daisy" stamp set and die set for today's design.

I began by stamping the largest daisy on a cardstock panel using Memento's Rich Cocoa ink. Color details were added with Sketch Copic markers. In an attempt to add extra interest, I stamped the daisy off the edge of the main cardstock image panel a bit; then stamped again on the bottom layer to pick right back up where the petal belongs.

I did two step stamp the center of the blooms and the leaf (Tim Holtz Distress inks Vintage Photo and Bundled Sage), off stamping as not to get too deep a shade of color. 

The smaller daisy and leaf were die cut using the Altenew dies to match the Spring Daisy set. 

A Stamp Simply Clear Blessings/Beatitudes 1 sentiment was stamped on the image panel, then layered over Kaisercraft's "Charlotte's Dream" designer paper using Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension.

A border of May Art's 1.5" Crochet Lace finishes this design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

My camera just would not work today, so thanks to my dear DIL, Jenn, for allowing me to use her cell phone. Hope my camera is not on it's last days...
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Altenew Painted Poppies CAS

All moved back to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; working on getting those boxes unpacked. I was able to access some of my stamping supplies and wanted to create! 

Here is a "CAS--Clean And Simple" design for today. Please note: this is a small and slender measures 3 1/4 X 5 3/4". You can create it using the traditional A2 measurements as well.

To begin, I stamped the "happy" sentiment from Altenew's "Painted Poppy" set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto creamy cardstock. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug using Spellbinder's Celebration Embossing Folder in "Framed Canvas." I really enjoy using this embossing folder as it delivers great texture, yet is a subtle pattern. Perfect as a backdrop for so many designs.

The stamp set used here is Altenew's "Painted Poppy." I inked it up using Altenew's Ink Cubes in "Red Sunset" and "Green Fields."  

After stamping the flowers and leaf, I die cut them using Altenew's "Painted Poppy" dies and glued them to the embossed panel with Tombow Mono Multi glue. You could also stamp the entire image and sentiment onto cardstock, THEN run it through the Cuttlebug to emboss...that would created an interesting look as well.

The card is layered together with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips; a May Art's Ivory String bow is the final addition to today's design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

So very glad to be back with you; 
hope that you are enjoying you summer!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

If you live near the U.P. of Michigan...

BIG Exciting News from 
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

If YOU live near 
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, 
you are going to want to check THIS out:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Golden Peony and Farewell for a Bit

One last design for sometime as we will be making a move once again. I'm excited and happy to say that I will be Stateside for at least a happy to be able to spend time with family and especially those adorable grand kiddies!
So, this is the last card for awhile as I will be awaiting my supplies...they should arrive much quicker from state to state as compared with continent to continent!

I drew inspiration for this design from Kaisercraft's "Art of Life" decorator paper. Lovely, old fashioned, sepia toned prints...beautiful! 

I decided to go with Altenew's "Peony Bouquet" clear stamp set;  the outline is stamped along with some shading with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto one of the prints from the Art of Life dp. I then shaded the bloom and leaves a bit with my Copic Sketch markers. Versamark Watermark pad and Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Powder were used to heat emboss a shiny layer and add a dewy finish. The flowers were then mounted on the background panel with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips. 

I stamped a thank you sentiment from Stamp Simply Clear "Many Thanks" stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink directly onto the printed background panel. 

A border of May Art's 5/8" Crochet Lace and 1/8" Velvet Ribbon (adhered with 1/4" ScorTape), along with Kaisercraft Rhinestone "bling" become the final touches.

Here's a pic of how glossy and dewy the blossoms are using only one layer of the heated glassy accent:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Looking forward to being back soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pink and Kraft Altenew

Loving some pink and kraft colors together lately...mostly on the part of this lovely May Art's Burlap Pink Center Stitch Ribbon! It inspired me to go with this colorway for today's design. The ribbon is adhered to the design using 1/4 " ScorTape.

Another thing that I absolutely love and use-- embossing folders. Embossing folders are one stand out item that makes a quick and easy card...full of dimension, texture, and wow-factor for your non papercrafting friends. They are amazed and wonder how you were able to emboss-- right into the cardstock!  Today's folder used:
Spellbinder's M Bossabilities "Mystic." All Spellbinder embossing folders on markdown right now at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The pretty flowers are stamped and die cut using Altenew's "Beautiful Day" clear stamps and dies. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks (Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, and Milled Lavender) along with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used to adhere the flowers and for a bit of dimension between panel layers. 

Also to note: the card is photographed on a Petaloo Large Kraft Paper Doily.  Another fun paper product to use and add to any project.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by!