Faux Stitching

Daisy Delight - Super Colorful and Fun

This card that I am sharing today was made with the Daisy Delight bundle. The bundle comes with the stamp set and the coordinating Daisy Punch. One thing that I want to mention is that only the stamp set is available right now. The Bundle and the Punch will be available on June 26th.

This is a great set to play around with. And it looks great in any color that you pair it with. I decided to go with melon mambo, calypso coral and lemon lime twist. I love bright colors, so this was so fun to create and it makes me happy to use all these super colorful inks and cardstocks.


On this card, I used the Stampin white chalk marker to make stitched lines around the basic black cardstock. Makes it pop a little bit.


Here's a close up of the detail- the black metallic thread and the new Clear Fauceted Gems. I also used the Brushstrokes background stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I am a big fan of background stamps and I own every one that we carrry!


This stamp set has so many darling images, I had to try to use them all. So, of course I added some fun stamping on the inside of the card. As you can see I used the basic black cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 as the base of the card and used the whisper white (10 1/2 x 4) as the actual card. Kind of a neat variation to the basic card.


This one I used the basic black bakers twine instead of the black metallic thread, behind the flower image.


Here's the whole fabulous bunch. The brighter the colors, the happier it makes me!


Thanks for stopping by today.

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Stampin Up Blooms and Wishes with the Color Block, Masking Technique

Last week I posted a card using this same color block masking technique. It was a fall card using the "Every Occasion" stamp set. I also posted a tutorial- which you can view here.

Today I used the "Blooms and Wishes" stamp set to design a colorful birthday card.

I had the idea to use it in a kind of ombre way... so I used 3 shades of ink that were in the coral color family from lighest to darkest.


I used a simple masking pattern by only blocking off three diagonal lines. I started with the lightest color, flirty flamingo at the bottom, with calypso coral in the middle and topped it off with watermelon wonder ink. So simple and so pretty.

I used the 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle punches to frame the greeting from the "Blooms and Wishes" stamp set. I love how this set gives the flowers a watercolor vibe.


I framed the flowers with basic black cardstock and used flirty flamingo cardstock for the card base. The punch circle is watermelon wonder cardstock. Again I used the Project Life Journal pen for the fine dotted line.

Its hard to see, but I added a piece of calypso coral cardstock on the inside and stamped the small flower with watermelon wonder.


I think it turned out sweet. I hope you give this technique a try. Its super easy and super fun!

Until the next time...

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Stamping Technique - Bringing it back

Today I had some fun bringing back a stamping technique that I haven't done in ages. Its a color block masking technique.

I just love it! It uses one of my favorite accessories- sponges! So, for this card, I used the "Every Occasion" stamp set. Bold stamps work really well with this awesome stamping technique. I have a quick tutorial to share as well.

Here's the finished fall themed card:


I started by using post it notes to mask off a section on the whisper white cardstock. I then stamped a solid image within that block and used the same color ink to sponge inside the block before I removed the post it note.


I continued to mask off blocks or shapes on the whisper white cardstock, while also making sure to cover what I had just stamped so not to overlap the images or inks.



Feel free to use any shapes and sizes of masking areas. Each card will be unique and have its own special pattern.


Also be sure to use a different color for each block to create contrast.


Here's the masking all removed.


Normally I don't outline the blocks, but today I decided to use the Project Life Journaling Pen to outline each shape. I used a ruler and did a dotted line around all the shapes. We call this technique, faux stitching.


I love how all the warm fall colors mesh together and form sort of a quilt-like pattern.


I used the "Endless Birthday Wishes" stamp set for the greeting, "hello"


One of my all time favorite color blocking techniques, for sure.


I hope you give this cool stamping technique a try. The "Every Occasion" stamp set is perfect for this stamping technique. It has a variety of solid images for every occasion and season.


I appreciate the time you spent viewing my blog today. I hope it inspires you to create an amazing fall card as well.

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Stampin Up On Stage Convention Part 3- Apple of My Eye Party Swaps

During my visit to SLC for the On Stage Stampin Up! Convention, I participated in a couple of swaps.

We had a "Premiere Party" for our teams before the kick off of Convention began to celebrate and thank our team members.

I posted some pictures the other day of the "Apple of My Eye" theme that we used for our party.

Now, I would like to share a few swaps that were made. Of course we used the "Apple of My Eye" stamp set as the swap theme. This set is just adorable - AND it will be retiring soon, so if you have had your "eye" on this one, get it soon!

Check out the awesome swaps created by our talented team members. All cards were made with the "Apple of My Eye" stamp set. Such a great variety!

I am going to post a few of the swaps. Here's a pile of them:


This cute lemon card was made by : Alyssa Trunzo. Alyssa used dazzling diamonds glitter to sparkle up the lemon and the softly falling emboss folder to give this card texture.


This beautiful citrus card was made by : Raelene Ellenberger. Raelene used hello honey and mossy meadow inks along with the circle framelits dies and some silver thread and striped hello honey ribbon. She also used the decorative dots emboss folder and the heart punch from itty bitty accents punch pack to give this card some dimension.


This vibrant gem was made by: Kristi Kildoo- see her blog here

Kristi used tangerine tango ink and the clear wink of stella pen on the oranges, then she covered them with crystal effects. Yum.


This adorable "out of the box" card was made by: Zeny Lucey

Zeny used the Love Blossoms designer paper and a variety of circle punches on this card.


How cute is this apple shaped card made by: Cindy Baughman? Visit her blog here

Cindy used the deco label framelits for the shape of the apple.

I made this vibrant card with tangelo twist, hello honey, real red and mossy meadow inks and cardstocks, and added a strip of striped cotton ribbon in tangelo twist.


This refreshing lemonade card was made by Sheryl Wheatley. Sheryl used the uber cool bokeh technique, some velum and striped designer paper to make this darling card.


This cute basket of apples was made by Cindy T. She used the Berry Basket die to form the basket and the Farmers Market designer series paper for the background.


Check out this cool Envelope Card made by Linda Bauwin. See her blog here.

Linda also used real red and garden green cardstock, along with the Elegant Dots emboss folder.


A bright and shiny card made by Kathy Sullivan. Kathy used clear emboss powder to make the fruits look juicy. Looks good enough to eat!


Wow, its amazing how many card ideas can come from ONE stamp set. The possibilities are endless. If you don't have this set, you may want to get it before it retires!

I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I did. These ladies are super talented and so creative!

Until the next time...

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Bear Hugs

The name of one of my favorite sets in the New Occasions Catalog is Bear Hugs.

Its a darling set with bears, honey, fish, aprons, flowers and much more.

I put together a quick card to show you just how cute it is.


I couldn't decide if I liked it with or without faux stitching and if I liked the pink pirouette circle scallop or the melon mambo...


Here's a close up of the embossed detail and water coloring with blender pens and ink pads: I embossed with black embossing powder and colored in with a blender pen and delightful dijon ink all over and shaded with chocolate chip ink.





So, what do you think? With or without the faux stitching?

I think I am going to have a lot of fun with this set and coordinating framelits!

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Happy Scenes

I had a little time yesterday to create. So, I took advantage of the quiet day, and sat down in my stamp room to play with one of my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog.

The "Happy Scenes" stamp set has a variety of seasonal images, so its sort of an "all occasion" stamp set.

I decided on a snowy, wintery scene for this card.


The cool shade of soft sky gave this card a icy, crisp, wintery feel.

I brayered the Woodlands emboss folder with soft sky ink, before I put it through the Big Shot. This gave the background of the trees that soft blue hint of color.

I also used one of my favorite techniques on this card. I haven't used "faux stitching" in ages, but thought it would make a perfect frame around the window.

I did this by using the piercing mat and piercing tool, with the "Updated Esstentials" piercing pack. Once I poked the holes, I then used our fabulous white gel pen to connect the "stitches". I think this is such a cool look and much easier than using a sewing machine!


I added some sparkle with crystal effects on the snow and branches, and sprinkled dazzling diamonds glitter over the crystal effects. The crystal effects gives it dimension and the glitter gives it sparkle.

I topped it off with a cute button and some cherry cobbler bakers twine.

This card makes me want to build a fire and cozy up with some hot cocoa.

Hope you were inspired by my Happy Scenes card and I hope you will give "faux stitching" a try. Its so cool and so easy!

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