Yee Haw Birthday

The Vintage Sound (SS-0328) and Dude Ranch Bundle (BD-0281) make a great combination.

I stamped the guitar from the Vintage Sound stamp set with Cocoa Powder Ink (IP-0016) onto a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock (CS-0040) that is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.  The music notes came from the same stamp set and were stamped in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  Yee Haw came from the Dude Ranch Bundle (you can buy the stamp set and dies separately or buy them as a bundle and save some $ to spend on other treasures).  I stamped the Yee Haw in Oatmeal Cookie Ink (IP-0011).

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Love the Dude Ranch Bundle and Vintage Sound Stamp Sets Together!

I took a piece of Denim Days cardstock (CS-0082) that was 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed it using the Corrugated Board Embossing Folder (EF-0017).  I popped up the Whip Cream card base onto the embossed piece of Denim Days and adhered that to a Whip Cream card base that is 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  I added some Turbo Teal Silk (IP-0119) and Silver Silk (IP-0090) to the card front.

I used Dark Roast Ink (IP-0050) to stamp the cowboy hat from the Dude Ranch Bundle onto Hazelnut Blend Cardstock (CS-0013) and cut it out using the coordinating die.  Then I stamped Happy Birthday (from that same bundle) using Denim Days Ink (IP-0010) onto a piece of Whip Cream cardstock and flagged the end.  I had an piece of Corrugated Cardstock (ST-0124) and flagged the end as well and popped those up onto the card front.  Added some Journey Natural Twine (AC-0005) and popped up the cowboy hat over that with Foam Squares (AD-0085).

I couldn’t stop there, I had to use the boots from the Dude Ranch Bundle and decided to stamp those on the inside using Cocoa Powder Ink.  I thought the saying from the Adventure Awaits (SS-0334) stamp set went perfectly with the card. That was stamped using Cocoa Powder ink as well.

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Adventure Awaits Stamp Set really complements these boots.

I hope you have a Yee Haw day!!!

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

Lorena

 

Vintage Sound/Happy Birthday

I love music!!!  There was nothing like listening to a record on the record player.  Listening to all the clicks and pops and yes the times when you had to put a penny on the needle so it wouldn’t skip (boy have we come a long way).  LOL – so the minute I saw the Vintage Sound stamp set (SS-0328) I had to get it.  I just knew it would be a big hit!  I decided to make a birthday card with it for another music lover in my family.

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Vintage Sound Stamp Set (SS-0328)

 

I stamped the guitar from the Vintage Sound Stamp Set (SS-0328) onto a Hazelnut Blend (CS-0013) card base using Dark Roast (IP-0050) ink.  I used some of the images from the same stamp and embossed them onto Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock.  Before embossing I prep my cardstock by using our Colorless Blender (JM-0095) to help reduce the static.  The records and music notes from the Vintage Sound Stamp Set were stamped with Clear Pigment Ink (IP-0102) and embossed using Black Embossing Powder (IP-0099) and for the record adapter, I stamped the image in Lemon Drop (IP-0043) Ink and the very quickly applied Clear Embossing Powder (IP-0097).  [Our inks dry quickly (which I love) so I wanted to make sure that I applied the Clear Embossing Powder right away and then heat set with the Heat Tool (TO-0083). ]

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Love how the records look embossed.

I added some Silver Silk (IP-0090) and Turbo Teal Silk (IP-0119) to the panel before I adhered it to a piece of Pool Play (CS-0092) cardstock which I popped up using Foam Squares (AD-0085) onto the Hazelnut Blend card base.

I cut a piece of Vellum (PP-0044) using our Journey Circle Dies (DI-0039) (these come with a piercing element as well).  Popped that up using Foam Squares and added a piece of Journey Silver Thread (AC-0204) before adding the sentiment that was stamped in Dark Roast Ink (IP-0050) onto Whip Cream cardstock and cut out using the Details Pro Shears (TO-0063).

I felt the card still needed a little something so I added some of our Rainbow Drops (AC-0178). (You get a variety of colors and sizes with these gems – I have 2 sets, one to use and one to just look at!).

I wanted to add a little something to the inside of the card as well so I used Pool Play Ink (IP-0051) to stamp the Vintage Notes (SS-0303).  I didn’t want a full impression so when I applied the ink I made sure that it was applied randomly to the image.  Happy Birthday was stamped in Dark Roast Ink (IP-0050) and came from the Cake Time Stamp Set (SS-0138).  I wanted to continue the pattern from the front of the card so I added some Silver Silk and Turbo Teal Silk to the inside of the card as well.

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Love to bring elements from the outside of the card to the inside.

I love the images from the Vintage Sound stamp set and didn’t get to use them all on this card so I just had to stamp the envelope (ST-0118) as well.

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Used more images from the Vintage Notes Stamp Set to decorate the envelope.

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

Lorena


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Enjoy Retirement

There have been several occasions where I used the Stay Wild stamp.  It is my go to stamp for masculine cards.

Below is a Retirement card I made using the Stay Wild Stamp (AT-0207).

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Background ink was blended with daubers.

I made this a top folding card and used Blue Lagoon cardstock (CS-0004) for the card base.  I cut two strips of Pool Play cardstock (CS-0092) to 1 x 5 1/2.  A piece of Whip Cream cardstock (CS-0040) was cut to 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 for the card front.

I used our daubers(TO-0138) to blend the ink onto the cardstock.  Sweet Pear (IP-0054)  was used for the grass and then Lemon Drop (IP-0043)  was used as the sky.  If you look closely you can see in the upper left corner a darker spot of the Lemon Drop.  I wanted to give the effect of the sun being in the sky.  To get this effect I inked up the dauber in Lemon Drop and then pressed it down on that corner as if I was stamping then blended the color out.

I inked up the Stay Wild stamp set in Hazelnut Blend (IP-0012) and stamped it twice on the cardstock.  The sentiment Enjoy Retirement (I love the font by the way) comes from the Bird Melody (SS-0496)  stamp set and was stamped in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  I finished off the card by using some Silver Silk (IP-0090) but I covered the trees with a piece of scrap paper because I only wanted the silk in the sky portion of the card.

The strips of Pool Play were adhered to the Whip Cream cardstock using Easy Glide (AD-0081) adhesive and then popped up on foam squares (AD-0085) onto the Blue Lagoon Card base.

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

Lorena

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Graduation Card

I needed a lot of graduation cards this year.  This is a great card layout because you can easily change the colors to match the school colors for the graduate.

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I love the Cascading Hearts Die

I embossed the sentiment Congratulations with black embossing powder.  Remember to use the colorless blender before embossing to get rid of the static so that the embossing powder only sticks to the clear pigment ink.  This is really a life saver when it comes to embossing.

I am big on sentiments and the inside sentiment Let the Adventure Begin seemed so fitting for this card.

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Stamped the sentiment in Pretty Pansy ink to match the cardstock

A finished off the card by adding some additional stars (cut them using the Star Dom Bundle – love this bundle because one set cuts and the other set pierces).  These were cut out of Journey Brushed Silver cardstock.

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Love the Journey Brushed Silver Cardstock

Added some Silver Sparkle Tape, Twinkle Trim – wanted to make it look like light shooting from the star.  I thought it still needed a little something so I added Silver Silk and Sparkle Silk.

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

Happy Crafting!

Lorena

Thank You/Flower Swirls

I am loving our daubers!!!  I have been using them a lot lately and just love how smooth you can work our inks on the cardstock.  It is a great way to add color especially if you don’t have the time to detail color your inked image.

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Flower Swirls (SS-0454)

Moving your dauber in a circular motion, color 4 different areas on your Whip Cream Cardstock (CS-0040) using Rich Coral Ink (IP-0052).  Be sure to have some darker and lighter spots.  Remember nature is not perfect (that’s what makes it so beautiful) and by varying the shades of color you can give the illusion of sunlight or shade on the flower which helps to give it some dimension.

Then stamp (over the Rich Coral circles you created) the large and medium flower swirl once using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).  The smaller flower swirl, you will stamp twice.

Repeat the above process on the large and small leaf 3 times each on Whip Cream Cardstock using a combination of Sweet Pear and Lemon Grass ink to give the leaves dimension just like the flowers.

You can either detail cut around the flowers and leaves or use the die that is part of the bundle.

Stamp the Thank You sentiment on the lower portion of the Whip Cream panel.  Adhere the Sweet Pear strip and pop up the Whip Cream panel onto the card base.  Pop up the flowers onto the card base as above.

Finish the card off by adding some Silver Silk and Sparkle Silk.  I love how our silks really finish off the card!  (And if you ever make a crafting oops, they are a great way to cover it up!)

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

Happy Silver and Sparkle Silking!!!

Make A Wish/Dandelion Wishes

It was really difficult since there are so many great choices but this is on the top 10 list of my favorites products from the new catalog.

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Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set (SS-0497)

I just love, love, love this stamp set. The sentiment is just beautiful and can be used for so many occasions.

This card is great because it uses our Whip Cream cardstock for both the panel and base of the card.  There is something about white on white that looks so amazing!

Pool Play Ink (IP-0051) and a Dauber (TO-0138) was used to color the upper left portion of the whip cream cardstock.  You work the color in a circular motion – wanting it to be darker toward the top/side and then fade out as you move toward the center.  Our daubers are very easy to work with using this technique.  Very smooth.

Then stamp the large dandelion image and small stemmed image using Catalina Splash Ink  (IP-0073) several times.

Stamp the stemmed dandelion once and the smaller pieces a few times using Clear Pigment Ink (IP-0102) – pour White Embossing Powder (IP-0098) on to the dandelion images and flick off the excess – heat set using a heat gun (TO-0083).

Stamp the “Make a Wish” phrase sentiment onto the lower right corner of the Whip Cream (CS-0040) panel using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).

Flick with Silver (IP-0090) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126).   (I use Sparkle Silk a lot so I make sure I order 2 bottles at a time – maybe I’m a little addicted).

Pop up the Whip Cream panel onto the Whip Cream card base using foam squares (AD-0084 or AD-0085).

Don’t forget to stamp your envelope to your choosing!  It is a nice added touch for the recipient.

Then sit back and enjoy your creation!

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

Be sure to Make A Wish!!

Lorena

Oh Scrap!

Believe it or not, I ran out of Birthday and Thank You cards.  I thought I had made enough extra ones to get me through for a couple of weeks but I was mistaken.   This is not a bad thing.  I feel very blessed to have people in my life that I can make cards for.  But my initial reaction was Oh Scrap!!!  Literally!  I have a bin of scrap cardstock in various sizes and colors.  I have an addiction to paper so I hate to throw any of it away no matter how small (yes, I wish there was a support group for this).  Any who….I reached for the bin and went to town.

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Great use of cardstock scraps!!

I was a on roll with the Birthday cards so I thought why not use the same idea for Thank You cards.

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Thank You is currently a Bloom Benefit Stamp

I popped up the card front onto the card base and of added Silver Silk and Sparkle Silk.

This is a great way to use up scraps, come up with some unique designs and I can’t wait to try this with my scrap bin of patterned cardstock too!

Bloom Benefit – just a reminder that you get to choose a Bloom Benefit for every $50 you order.

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

Happy Crafting!!