One of my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamps is Stampin’ Up!’s Heartfelt Blooms. It is inked with only one ink and it and has a lot of dimension. Don’t you agree?
It is a new type of stamp that lays down ink at different opacities to give the finished image more depth. If your image doesn’t have any depth your ink pad is too dry. If it is too wet then you lose all the detail. When it is inked just enough you get the perfect image.
Have fun using your Hearfelt Blooms stamp. You can’t buy it, however, you can get it free during Sale-A-Bration.
I am very pleased with how this card turned out. I had colored the bird and branch with Stampin’ Blends and was waiting for inspiration to finish my card. Then I played with Brusho® Crystal Colours and a whole new world of ideas came into play. I love the vibrant colors you can get with this medium.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and right now I am tired of all the snow and sub zero temperatures and want to think spring . This card puts a smile on my face. I hope it does the same for you.
Old Olive Combo
Crumb Cake Combo
Basic Gray Combo
Light Daffodil Delight
Light Pumpkin Pie
Brusho® Crystal Colours:
Want more infomation on the Brusho® Crystal Colours? Check out this video:
That’s it for today.
On my last blog post, Sierra showed her favorite card. The Cake Soiree card was my swap card. Below are several of the other swaps:
Swap by Debbie Henderson
I want to thank Debbie for hosting this swap. All the cards were great.
Swap by Tracey Roy
Swap by Cathy Autrey
I will post the other swaps tomorrow.
This is a card I made using Stampin' Up!'s Best Birds stamp set. We have been watching the birds at our feeder and have seen the usually wrens, chickadees, finches, and blue jays. I was hoping that with warmer weather we would start to see some robins – ain't going to happen for a while!
Mother Nature has decided to give us all the snow we didn't get so far this winter in February. We received 6 snowstorms in 10 days! Over 60" of snow in some areas. So what else could I do? Produce a little magic – card, that is.
The magic begins:
Every time I see the "magic" I smile. You can find instructions for making this type og card by searching the web or YouTube for magic card instructions.
Want to attend a class to learn how? Contact me to set a date for the class.
A quick and easy card using Stampin' Up!'s Thoughtful Branches and Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
1. Emboss flower about ½” from bottom of white CS.
2. Stamp greeting ½” from top with Watermelon Wonder.
3. Adhere Washi Tape in center of card stock and fold ends behind piece.
4. Tie baker’s twine through button in a bow. Adhere to washi tape with Mini Glue Dot.
5. Glue to Watermelon card base.
I am going to On Stage – Do you want to go, too? Join my team and you can register to attend the Stampin' Up! Onstage Local.
From August 2nd to August 31st you can order Stampin' Up!'s exclusive, limited-time bundle, Thoughtful Branches, and you can use your bonus coupons towards the purchase price!
Here is one of the cards I made with the bundle:
You could use as a teacher thank you card, get well, thinking of You, well you get it, you can use the set for almost anything, even Christmas. I will be featuring items made with the bundle in my posts this month, not to mention sneak peeks of items from the new Holiday catalog which you can order starting September 1st!
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Thank you. Thinking of you. I'm here for you. We have the words that you want to say. Stamp what you feel, then add a tranquil tree to complement your thoughts.
* Quantity: 23 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d, e, h
Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies
* 9 dies
* Largest piece: 3" x 3-1/2" (7.6 x 8.9 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed dies
More Thoughtful Branches card ideas this week.