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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tranquil Tulips

I'm not sure if this is a sign or not, but I used a LOT of retired product to make this card. Could it be my subconscious telling me it's time? Probably not, but a person can dream.

This stamp set, Tranquil Tulips, is one of the new Hostess sets available in the 2017/2018 Stampin' Up! catalog. The back of the tulips, black stamens, stems and leaves were stamped directly onto the card. For the front of the tulips, I stamped them onto a separate piece of card stock and cut them out to lay on top. I really like the effect this gives.


Supplies:
Stamps - Tranquil Tulips (143767)
Ink - Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock - Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories - all are retired (sorry)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Time for Wine

I'm not sure why I took so long to order this stamp set, but I am really happy I did. I used Michelle Zindorf's card as inspiration - Thank you! I loved the way she used the corks as a frame. Because I was sending my card to a man, I wanted it to appear a bit more masculine. As Michelle said, "Sometimes stamp sets just scream to be used together, such as, the Tuscan Vineyard and the Mixed Drinks."

Supplies:
Stamps - Mixed Drinks (141928), Tuscan Vineyard (141902)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder
Card Stock - Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Tools - 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch
Techniques - Fussy Cutting

Disclaimer: I do not have Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils, so I used what I had in my arsenal for the grapes and the wine opener. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sittin' & Swingin'

This was a fun card to make. I used two different stamp sets and LOTS of ink/markers. After deciding what I wanted to do, it practically created itself. I always enjoy being able to create scenes using different stamp sets.


Supplies:
Stamps - In the Meadow (140754), Sitting Here (141589)
Ink - Dapper Denim, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Stamin' Write Markers - Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories - Pearl
Techniques - Daubing, Cutting, Masking
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