Thank You |Best Wishes| In The Tropics

The In the Tropics stamp set reminds me of sun and relaxation. Blooms that should be stamped with very bright colors.  Our Be Amazing color collection was perfect for this!

I used the Journey Rectangles the Fancy Label Dies to cut out a piece of Whip Cream  card stock. [Be sure to save the Fancy Label piece that you cut out, you will need that later.]

The tropical blooms were randomly stamped in the following ink:  Cosmic Grape, Turbo Teal, Outrageous Pink, Orange Rave and Limeade Splash.

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This panel was popped up onto an Electric Lime card base using Foam Squares.

On the insert piece, I stamped the Best Wishes sentiment that comes from the Everyday Script [this set also comes as a bundle with coordinating dies] in Black Licorice Ink. It was adhered using Craft Glue and inset onto the card base.  I added Sparkle Silk to finish off the card.Thank You In the Tropics2

Here is a video for you!

I love that there is really no paper waste on this card because you are reusing the insert.

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena

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Thinking of You

I love the simple and clean look of the Sweet You (SS-0099) stamp set that is on the Retirement List. [I know, I am shocked too – it is so pretty].  I stamped the images from this set in Citrus Cooler ink (IP-0048) onto a piece of Pineapple Smoothie (CS-CS-0026) cardstock.  The images were colored in using Lemon Drop Acrylic Paint (JM-0103) and a Medium Blending Brush (TO-0098). [you put some acrylic paint on a clear block and add water from the blending brush, then color in your image – leave me a comment if you would like me to do a video on how to do this].

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This panel was adhered to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) panel before being adhered to a Rock Candy (CS-0031) card base.

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The sentiment was stamped with Rock Candy ink (IP-0028) and comes from Bloom Burst (SS-0431) stamp set.  The inside sentiment comes from the Every Day (SS-0164) and was stamped in Rock Candy ink as well onto a Pineapple Smoothie (CS-0026) panel.

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Here are the measurements:
Rock Candy = 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
Black Licorice = 4 x 5 1/4
Pineapple Smoothie = 5 x 3 3/4 (outside panel) and 4 x 5 1/4 (inside panel)

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena

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Thank You|Everyday Script|Spring Botanicals

This is such a bright and cheerful card.  I love these colors together.

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On a scrap piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock or sticky note stamp the flower image from the Spring Botanicals (SS-0544) stamp set.  You will then cut it out on the outline of the stamp to make a mask.

On a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock stamp the same image in Lemon Drop (IP-0043) ink.  Using the Summer Days from the Rich Sorbets PanPastels (JM-0082) add color to the flower using the Journey Sofft Tools (JM-0098).  Then add the mask on to each flower when stamping the leaves in Kiwi Slice (IP-0024) ink.  The other leaves, feather and arrow, you will stamp in Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).

Stamp Thank You from the Everyday Script (SS-0543) stamp set in Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) and cut it out using the coordinating die (DI-0406). [This set comes in a bundle as well].

Put Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) on an acrylic block and using the Blending Brush (TO-0097) add the Sparkle Silk to the feathers, arrows and leaves.

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Cut Deco Strips (AC-0285) and affix in a “V” pattern in the center of the stamped panel.  Loop the Journey Twine (AC-0004) and staple in place using the Journey Days Stapler (TO-0118) with Brush Silver Staples (TO-0120).  

Using Foam Squares (AD-0085) pop up the Thank you sentiment over the looped Journey Twine Black Licorice (AC-0004).  Add some Magical Candy Drops (AC-0263) and Silver Silk (IP-0090).  Pop up this panel onto a Lemon Drop (CS-0018) card base.

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Hope you have fun creating and trying new products and techniques.

Lorena

Just Because

There are many reasons why I love Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ).  The biggest for me is the quality/selection of projects available.  The second biggest is the training.  They are always teaching new techniques.

During FSJ Presents in December, we made 4 projects, got to play with some of the new products that are in the Bloom This Way Trends Mini for 2018, got a sneak peak at the Trends Mini and was offered bundles that previewed some of the products that we got to order and play with before the Bloom This Way Trends Mini went live.  And do you know what the best part of this is…..FSJ Presents is not only for FSJ coaches but also FSJ customers!!!  Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be the first to know about the next FSJ Presents.  You can experience FSJ Presents from the comfort of your home or get a group of crafty friends together and make it a crafting with friends event.

Now onto the project.

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A piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock was cut out using the Journey Rectangles (DI-0041).  Using the Spring Bontanicals (SS-0544) stamp set the Lemon Drop (IP-0043) floral image was stamped onto the card stock and using a sticky note a mask was created before stamping the other floral images from this set in Watermelon Fusion (IP-0027), and Kiwi Slice (IP-0024).  The sentiment came from the Everyday Script (SS-0543) and was stamped in Black Licorice (IP-0041).    To add more depth to the floral images, the Rich Sorbets PanPastels (JM-0082) and the Journey Sofft Tools (JM-0098) were used to build up the color in the darker areas of the images.

Using Mirror Gold (CS-0136) some of the elements were cut out from the Romantic Blooms Die (DI-0345).  On a scrap piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock, the feather was stamped in Black Licorice (IP-0041) and the flower was stamped using Tangerine Fusion (IP-0005).  These pieces were cut out using the coordinating dies.

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The Mirror Gold elements, Feather and Tangerine Fusion flower were popped up using Foam Squares (AD-0084).

Before adhering the Whip Cream panel to the Watermelon Fusion (CS-0039) card base, Classic Elegance Journey Tape (AC-0291), Simply Gold Journey Tape (AC-0294), I Heart Clip (AC-0261) and Journey Twine Licorice Twist (AC-0267) were added to the card panel.  Finally Fashion Gold (AC-0292) and Black Licorice Silk (IP-0143) were added to finish of the card.

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena

Dutch Door/Barn Door Card | Best Wishes

I have heard this type of card called a Dutch Door Card or Barn Door Card.  I thought I would share this with you so that you can see more of the prints in action from the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051).

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I layered some of the patterns from the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051)  onto pieces of Lemon Grass (CS-0019) before adhering them to a Bubble Gum (CS-0099) card base.  Using the Spring Botanicals (SS-0544), I stamped the flower image on Whip Cream (CS-0040) in Watermelon Fusion (IP-0027) ink and then the stems in Lemon Grass (IP-0022) ink.  I used the Journey Ovals (DI-0042) to cut out the stamped piece.  Using Lemon Grass (IP-0022) ink, I stamped the Best Wishes from the Everyday Script Bundle (BD-0344) onto a piece of Bubble Gum (CS-0099) card stock before cutting it out using the coordinating die.

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Using Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and a Small Blending Brush (TO-0097), I brushed the Sparkle Silk onto the floral image.

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Using the Just Write Gel Pens (JD-0060), I traced over the letters in Best Wishes to add a little more interest.

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I adhered the pieces onto the card base using Easy Glide (AD-0081.  I still felt that it needed something so I added some Fashion Gold (AC-0292).  I really think they helped to finish off the card.

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And because I am curious, what do you call this type of card, Dutch Door or Barn Door.  Drop me a comment and let me know.

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Dutch Door or Barn Door??

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena

 

 

 

Best Wishes

I Love, Love, Love the new Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051) that is in the new Bloom This Way Mini Trends Catalog (CL-0030)!!!!!  They are so beautiful!!!!

I stamped the saying Best Wishes from the Everyday Script Bundle (BD-0344) in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto a piece of Bubble Gum (CS-0099) card stock and cut it out using the coordinating die.

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I added Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to the Best Wishes piece and well as the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051) piece.  Using Easy Glide (AD-0081) I adhered the Spring Filled Prints piece to a piece of Watermelon Fusion (CS-0039) before adhering it to the Whip Cream (CS-0040) card base.  Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), I popped up the Best Wishes onto the lower right corner of the card front.

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I love that the focal point of this card is really the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051).  They are so beautiful that they really should take center stage.

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Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) added to the Spring Filled Prints

Be sure to leave me a comment with your thoughts on the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051).  I would love to hear from you.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena

Spring Botanicals Card Set

I am loving the Spring Botanicals (SS-0544) stamp set.  I don’t know how to explain it other than to say that the stamped images have so much depth that you would think that it was two step or triple step stamping.  But it is really just one step stamping!

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I decided to make several different cards with different sayings and used the ink colors for the card bases for these cards.  On a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock, I stamped the sentiments in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  The sentiments came from Everyday Script (SS-0543) and Bird Melody (SS-0496).

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Then I stamped various images from the Spring Botanicals (SS-0544) stamp set in the following inks:  Summer Days (IP-0042), Pool Play (IP-0051), Bubble Gum (IP-0058) and Lavender Fusion (IP-0036).

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These panels were then adhered to the card bases using Easy Glide (AD-0081).  I used Summer Days (CS-0033), Pool Play (CS-0092), Bubble Gum (CS-0099) and Lavender Fusion (CS-0017) for the card bases.  Super easy, super quick and really gorgeous.  A set of these would make a wonderful hand-made gift for someone.  Why not make a couple sets so that you have them on hand.

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With Fun Stampers Journey color palette of inks and coordinating cardstock, the color combinations are endless.

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There are several stamp sets just like this one in the Bloom This Way Mini Trends Catalog (CL-0030).  I love this new stamp design.  So much fun!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena