Friday, March 27, 2020

Painted Poppies

This has been quite the week! I have been staying home except for two appointments that I could not miss. Last Friday morning, I did my deliveries to my stamp group customers. I put their orders on their front step and rang the bell and left. It reminded me of when we were kids and played Nicky, Nicky Nine Doors. Other than that, I have not gone anywhere. I am getting caught up on Paper Pumpkins that I haven't done. I am making a tower out of the empty boxes - that's how many I have! I will share a picture of it next week when it is complete.

I hope that you all are staying healthy and if you are staying home that you are being creative.

The card I am featuring this week uses the Painted Poppies Bundle. This is such an amazing set and the matching Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous. I did this card this month with my stamp group. Fortunately we got together before everything was shut down. The girls really enjoyed this one. For those of you that were supposed to come to the make up class today, this is one of the cards that we will do once it is safe to get together again.

I embossed the Poppy Parade cardstock using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. This is such a versatile embossing folder. It adds just a little extra texture without taking away from the card. I stamped three of the poppy images (2 large and 1 small) on a piece of velum using Versamark ink and then added Black Stampin' embossing powder and heated it to melt. Then I cut the poppies out using the corresponding Painted Labels dies and colored on the back side using the Poppy Parade Stampin' write marker.

I added the embossed Poppy Parade cardstock to a Basic Black card base. Then I added a piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper framed with a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment using the Sale-a-bration stamp set Sending you Thoughts. I cut out the sentiment using the Layering Circles dies and framed it with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. This is put on the card front using dimensionals and the poppies are also dimensionaled. (Pretty sure that is a word). You have to be careful not to colour on the center black part of the poppy or your dimensional won't stick. I learned this the hard way and had to remove the ink using rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip.

I also have an online class using this bundle if you are interested. This class will be available only until the end of March. Contact me if this is something you'd be interested in.

What I used to create this card:

Painted Poppies Bundle

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Subtle 3D Embossing folder

Sending You Thoughts Stamp

Stitched Shapes Dies

Layering Circles

Thanks for stopping by again. I hope you enjoy this card. Leave me a comment and let me know what you are doing to keep busy during this self isolation period.

Stay healthy and keep creating!!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Forever Blossoms Card

Thank you for visiting my very first blog post. This has been and will continue to be a huge learning curve for me. I have had to learn all kinds of new things that I had no idea even existed and I just wanted to start a blog to share my pretty cards!

First I want to thank my upline and friend, Amy Jasper for getting this started. I also want to send a HUGE thanks to my friend Susanne Netz for seeing me through this. She has been so helpful and understanding with me. I am not very good with computers so this has been like learning a whole new language. Her patience with me is so appreciated!! Thanks so much Su, this would not have happened without you!

Here is my first card that I am going to share:

I received the Forever Blossoms stamp at On Stage Las Vegas and loved it right away. I initially made this card for a friend and fellow demonstrator who lost her father around Christmas time. I wanted her to know that I was thinking about her and her family. I thought this would be a good card to do with my stamp group so I started to remake it and spent about an hour looking for the corresponding Cherry Blossom dies. As it turned out, I hadn't even ordered them. That is why I had to fussy cut the blossom image for this card. I don't really enjoy fussy cutting and the ladies in my stamp group REALLY don't enjoy it so I ordered the dies to use in my class.

These are the items that I used to create this card:

Forever Blossoms Stamp Set

Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set

Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder

Petal Pink Metal Edge Ribbon

Petal Pink Blends

Old Olive Blends

Thanks again for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoy this card and if there is anything I can help you with please contact me.

Stay healthy and keep creating!!