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Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abounds Get Well

Good Thursday again Everyone.  Time again for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. Our challenge this week is color, and boy, is it a challenge for me!

These are NOT my favorite colors and one of them is my most disliked color in the world! However, I think I am up to this challenge, so here goes.

I began with a Grapefruit Grove card base. Actually, this was an easier challenge than I thought it would be, thanks in part to Stampin’ Up! coordinated Designer Series Papers and a card I made previously. I made that one thanks to Jan B, an independent SU demonstrator in the United Kingdom. If you want to watch her video, just click HERE

She gives all the details, so I will not reinvent the wheel. However, I have made this card before, so HERE   or HERE are the links for my cards.

Here is my card for today:4It is NOT a difficult card, you just need to be aware of the cutting. Card Cuts are below.

I began with the card base in Grapefruit Grove, then added Whisper White, Gingham Gala and some butterflies punched from the Botanical butterflies. This paper is no longer available, but any thing will do. I have used giraffes instead of butterflies. Or, you may have a butterfly stamp you can use.

Liquid Glue was used throughout to adhere all the bits except the floral and sentiment panels.1

Beauty Abounds is the Stamp set used for the floral art piece, and Flourishing Phrases for the sentiment.5

Cut the pieces, then assemble the pieces (Gingham Gala to Whisper White. Score the card base and mark and cut the card base as directed HERE. Adhere the panels to the card base.

Stamp the floral piece and the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black. Color the flowers with Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Markers. Die cut with Stitched Rectangles. Adhere to Grapefruit Grove mats with Liquid glue and to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Cut the windows with the Stained Glass Thinlits and adhere to the proper panel. I used Liquid Glue, but you could use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the Whisper White before die cutting.

Punch out with the Duet Butterfly Punch, or fussy cut, your butterflies and adhere the bodies only, leaving the wings free. I centered the large ones under the fold. Stamp the antennae with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I used more of the Gingham Gala paper on the envelope flap and a couple of butterflies on the front.3

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This is an easy, lovely card. Please try one using whatever elements you desire.

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Eva Dobilas

CARD CUTS: Grapefruit Grove: card base 6″ x 10″ (refer to my link for scoring and cutting instructions), floral mat 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, sentiment mat 1-3/8″ x 1-7/8″; Whisper White: 2-3/8″ x 5-7/8″, 1-3/8″ x -7/8″, 2-7/8″ x 5-7/8″, 6 pieces 1-1/8″ x 1-3/8″, floral piece approx 2″ x 4″, sentiment approx 1-1/2″x 2″, windows 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack: 2-1/4″ x 5-3/4″, 1-1/4″ x 5-3/4″, 2-3/4″ x 5-3/4″, 6 pieces 1″ x 1-1/4″; Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper: 3 large butterflies and 6 small ones. (Or design of your choice, flowers, trees, animals, etc)

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Inked Inlay

I hope you all are having a tremendous Thursday. I am not complaining today…about anything.

At the moment the sun is shining. It is pretty breezy and a little on the warm side for September and (almost) the first day of fall. Most years  the autumn equinox falls on September 21, but this year it is September 22, which is tomorrow. Good Grief! Where has this month gone? Wasn’t it just a couple of days ago we had Labor Day?

The best part of today is that a little line of storms went through yesterday evening and missed us altogether. That was followed by another thin line that dropped a couple of sprinkles. After that, another one formed then sort of fell apart, re-formed and we actually got a nice shower out of it. If you keep up with the weather aside from where you are, you know we are desperate for moisture. Well! That little shower re-developed and just hung over us all night, including lightning and thunder. I so enjoyed it!

This morning I dodged raindrops to see how much actually made it into my rain gauge. Holy Smokes! 4.4″! That surpassed what we had received all summer! Does this have anything to do with cards? Nope! I am just so happy that we got some rain that I had to share.

Now, on with the card.

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Today is Technique Thursday. I saw this technique some time ago on a You Tube video, and recently ran across it again. This one was done by Jennifer McGuire and you can see it here. I was fascinated by the process and loved the finished card. Today I needed to make a sympathy card, so follow along to see how I did it.

I first cut two pieces of Whisper White card stock the size I would need knowing I would mat it before attaching to the card base. There are two ways of inking one of these, leaving one of them white. First, you can sponge, spray, dab, or whatever method you use to ink a background onto the whole piece. The second way is to die cut, then ink your paper.

I chose to die cut first then ink. Here is what I did:

I arranged my Flourish Thinlits die on the Whisper White card stock. I used both the large and small flourishes, cutting them at the same time using the Big Shot and the Precision Base Plate. This is an optional accessory to your Big Shot, and well worth it for detailed die cutting. I repeated the process with the second piece of card stock. To hold the small pieces in place, still in the background piece, while I inked it, I taped some Post-it Note tape over the back. This held everything in its original place. Just do this on one of your die cut pieces.

Since I wanted a soft look to the inlay, I chose to use the Distress Oxide inks again, randomly sponging over the die cut designs. I spritzed it with water, used the heat tool to dry it, then added more color and wet it again. After two or three layers I thought that was enough color and proceeded with the inlay.wild wing creations2

After removing the die cut design from the second piece, (remember, this is still white) I placed a piece of Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the Whisper White negative space, using the release sheet under my card stock  to prevent the adhesive sticking to the grid paper underneath my card stock. I flipped it over and, using the inked die cut design, placed it in the white negative space like I was putting together a puzzle.

My white die cut design still had all the little pieces in the leaves and flowers, so I simply laid it over the inked piece, and using my piercing tool, pushed them down into the corresponding holes below.wild wing creations1

This is SO easy to do and results in a very nice finished product. If you use a design with a lot of little pieces, it can be tedious, but not difficult. Instead of inking, you could glue some DSP to card stock, and cut the design from that. All kinds of possibilities open up with this technique. You could use words, glitter paper, the sky is probably the limit, or at least, whatever you can imagine.

I stamped the sentiment, from Flourishing Phrases in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide  and immediately slipped it into my Clear Emboss powder, then used the heat tool to emboss.

This finished panel was liquid glued to a mat of Pool Party and the front is finished. No frills, no glitz. Liquid Glue adhered it to the Dapper Denim card base.

For the inside sentiment panel, I stamped another sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Faded Jeans in the lower right corner, and heat embossed the same as the front. I wanted to leave room for the white left-over flourish design, which I adhered to the piece of Pool Party, stamped with my sentiment, with liquid glue. This was then liquid glued this to a mat of Whisper White and into my Dapper Denim card base.

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I hope you like this card enough to try this technique. It is fun and yields a different look than just gluing everything on top of card stock.

The envelope is stamped on the front with the same flourish design, using the stamp from Flourishing Phrases. I inked it with my Stampin’ Write markers in Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum and Mint Macaron.

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Using those same markers, I did a striped effect on a piece of Whisper White card stock, then used my Aqua-painter to blend the colors a bit. When it was dry, I randomly stamped some leaves in Dapper Denim using the leaf stamp in the Flourishing Phrases set. This was liquid glued to the flap and trimmed.

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Thank you for stopping by. I would like to see your comments on this technique. Just scroll down to where it says comment.

Card Cuts: Dapper Denim: card base 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″; Whisper White: Inlay panels (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″; Pool Party: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside sentiment panel 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Non Stampin’ Up! products used Ranger Distress Oxide Inks

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Orchids for Anniversary

Beautiful Monday Everyone! We had a bit of rain yesterday. Not enough, but it is a start, and I am thankful for every drop received. So, with the dust washed from the trees and things, it is a beautiful day.

Today’s card began in a totally different color. Then, I decided I didn’t think the recipient would care for that colorway, so that card beginning will finish on another day. For another purpose. wild wing creations5

There is an anniversary this week for which I needed a card. The woman likes orchids and burgundy was one of their wedding colors. Thus, this card in its final form.

I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base. The mat for the art panel is Powder Pink. I stamped the Whisper White panel with the background  image from Graceful Garden in Cherry Cobbler, then dry embossed the panel with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing folder. This was the backdrop for my Climbing Orchids. This set is part of a bundle that includes the dies, which I also used here. By purchasing the bundle you save 10% over buying them individually.

I stamped the two pieces for the larger orchid with Cherry Cobbler on Powder Pink Card Stock. Then I followed up with the two pieces for two smaller orchids. While I had the Cherry Cobbler ink handy I also stamped a couple of buds and the centers for the three orchids. The centers were stamped with the three little dots in Versamark and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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I used my bone folder to curl the edges a bit to add realism and some dimension. All the pieces of the orchids were assembled using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini-stampin’ Dimensionals.

The branch is cut with the die from Seasonal Layers in Early Espresso, then liquid glued to the Whisper White panel. I dry arranged the flowers, leaves and buds, then liquid glued the leaves and buds to the Whisper White panel also. The leaves were stamped in Pear Pzazz on Pear Pzazz card stock and cut with the appropriate matching die. This panel was liquid glued to the Powder Pink Mat.

I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler ribbon around and taped it on the back. Next, the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases was stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Powder Pink. This was a bit tricky to get straight and to look like it was meant to be stamped that way. It is not a straight line sentiment. The words are one above the other with the ‘is a’ part in the middle. I only inked one word at a time, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get everything lined up just so. This sentiment strip, and the ribbon, were Fast Fused to the art panel under the larger Orchid.

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For the inside, I stamped the rest of the sentiment that goes with the one on the front, also in Cherry Cobbler. I also added Anniversary Wishes from the Falling For You stamp set. There is a single stamp for the large orchid included in the stamp set, as well as one for the smaller one. The larger one I stamped in Cherry Cobbler and added a stem from the same set in Early Espresso. Using my Stampin’ Write Powder Pink marker, I colored in the image so it would match the front. This panel was liquid glued to a Powder Pink mat and into the card base.

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The envelope was graced with the same large orchid, colored after the same fashion as the inside of the card. The flap was a little challenging as the image on the card front did not fill the flap. To accommodate this quirk, I rotated it a couple of times and gave it s sort of random look.

This Climbing Orchid set is fun to use and makes a lovely card, don’t you think?

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Card Cuts: Cherry Cobbler: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″; Powder Pink: front mat 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, inside mate 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, flowers, buds 4″ x 5-1/2″, sentiment strip 5/8″ x 3-7/8″; Whisper White: front panel 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, inside panel 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″; Early Espresso: branch 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″; Pear Pzazz: leaves 1-1/2″ x 3″

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