Saturday, May 20, 2017

Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Team Stamp It Group's Father's Day Blog Hop.  
Whether you started the blog hop with my blog or "hopped" over to my blog from one of my teammates blog, I am happy you stopped by. 
This card is such a versatile card.  It works for a Father's Day card, a Thank You card, a Sympathy card and everything else in-between.  It can be used for both a masculine or a feminine card.
I had so much fun making these watercolor cards using the High Tide stamp set. Instead of using watercolor paper I used Shimmery White paper, can I just say I am in love with the Shimmery White paper.  It has just a little bit of a shimmer to it, so beautiful.  The sand was first water-colored with Crumb Cake ink.  Once the ink dried, I stamped the "sand" using the sand stamp from the High Tide stamp and Crumb Cake ink. 
The ocean was water-colored using 
Bermuda Bay ink.  The sky was water-colored with Pacific Point ink.  The birds were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The grass was stamped in Old Olive ink.  Once the background was complete, I adhered a coordinating color of cardstock to the card base.  Then I adhered the background panel to the front of the card.
The lighthouse is a two step stamp and was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the outline.  Then stamp with the 2nd step stamp with Real Red ink to finish the lighthouse.  The lighthouse was  fussy cut out and adhered onto the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  It's interesting how the three cards look different just by changing the color of the panel behind the front panel.
The sentiment and anchor are from the Guy Greetings stamp set, which comes in wood mount, clear mount or photopolymer, and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Congratulations Stacy Cecil! 

You are the winner of the April Mother's Day Blog Hop give-a-way

Before you hop onto the next blog, check out this month’s Blog Hop give-a-way!!  In order to enter your name into the drawing, all you need to do is just leave a comment on any of the Blog Hop posts along with your email address (so we can contact you if you win) and #stampitcontest.  It’s as easy as that!
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Creativity Starts Here!

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 The Creativity Starts Here promotion is offering first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers an introductory 25% discount on June, July, and August 2017 kits. Not only will you save money, but you'll also love starting a new creative journey. It has never been easier to skip to the fun!
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  •  Trying new techniques.
  •  Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  •  Getting together with friends to craft every month.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mother's Day Card

I made these Mother's Day cards for the residents of the Long Term Care Unit of the hospital that I work at.  They are Z fold cards and were super easy and quick to make.  The inspiration for the cards came from a card made by Shannean Moncrieff

Measurements and supplies used to make this card:
11" x 4 1/4" cardstock, scored at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4"
5 3/8" x 4 1/8" Designer Series Paper
2 5/8" x 4 1/8" Designer Series Paper, you will need 2 this size
7 1/2" x 3 3/4" cardstock, scored at 3 3/4", this will make a 3 3/4" square card.

Fold the 11" x 4 1/4" cardstock in half at the 5 1/2" score line. Fold the card back onto itself at the 2 3/4" score line.  This will make the "Z".  Adhere the 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper to the card base.  Adhere the 3 3/4" square card to the center of the card back panel, making sure the 3 3/4" square card opens on the left hand side, with the fold on the right hand side. Adhere a doily to the center of the 3 3/4" square card front.  Adhere the oval that is from the Stitched Shapes framelits dies and is stamped Tuxedo Black Memento ink and the Suite Sentiments stamp set onto the center of the doily.  The inside sentiment is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and "Happy Mother's Day" from the Oh So Succulent stamp set. Adhere the vine that was cut using the Flourish thinlit dies. I cut out two vines, one for around the top and one for around the bottom of the oval. The flowers were cut from the Botanical Builder framelits dies. You will need two larger flowers and five smaller flowers.  Use a sponge dauber to add a bit of color to the center of the smaller flowers. Give the flowers dimension by using the rounded end (not the pointy end) of your paper piercer and the piercing pad to apply pressure to the center of each of the flowers. Add a small flower to the center of the larger flowers using a mini glue dot.  Adhere the flowers around the vine using mini glue dot.  Each of the flowers has a Rhinestone jewel in the center.  Some of the items I used will be retiring soon, so don't wait too long to order.