Thursday, August 16, 2018

Serene Garden for Just Add Ink #411


I've had so much fun playing with the Serene Garden Bundle!  I used this gorgeous bundle to play along with the Just Add Ink #411 Challenge.  Here's my card:

And here is the challenge banner:

Here's the scoop:

  • My card base is made from Tranquil Tide Cardstock
  • The DSP is from the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper
  • The Serene Garden Bundle is on Page 166 of the Annual Catalog.
  • I used the dove and the leaf stamps from the set.  I stamped the leaf 4 times.  I then die cut them and adhered them to a piece of Tranquil Tide Cardstock.  One leaf stamp turned into a pretty flower!
  • The sentiment and frame are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.
  • I added a rhinestone to the center of the flower and gave the dove a touch of Clear Wink of Stella for some shine.
I love this card so much!  I'm going to try it with different color combos.  I hope you like it too!

Happy stampin',

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Serene Garden for InKing Royalty August Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty's August Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs - this month's song is "Dog Days Are Over." While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors - you might even see a dog or two! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

This time of year has me browsing clothing stores to see what colors are featured in clothing for the Fall.  I saw a lot of wines so I decided to feature one of our new colors, Merry Merlot, on my card for today.  I paired this new color with one of our returning colors, Mossy Meadow.  Here's my card:

This and That:

  • I am in LOVE with the Serene Garden Bundle!  The images are crisp and remind me of the Art Deco style.  
  • I stamped the large corner stamp on a Very Vanilla panel using Memento ink.  I then colored it using the Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends.
  • I used one of the dies to cut out the foliage so that some of the Mossy Meadow panel behind shows through.  This die is REALLY cool!
  • I stamped the butterfly and flower images in Memento, colored them with my Merry Merlot Stampin' Write Marker, and die cut them.  I popped them onto my card front with Dimensionals.
  • The Merry Merlot tag is cut using the a framelet from the Sweet Cake Framelits.  
  • The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.
  • Isn't that ribbon FABULOUS?!  It's the 5/8 inch Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Very Vanilla.
  • After my card was completed, I adhered it to its Merry Merlot card base.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie.  There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Happy stampin',

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

Monday, August 13, 2018

Lilypad Lake for PP405 and GDP151


It's been a long time since I've played with a challenge!  I had great fun and even managed a 2-fer!  Two challenges with one card!  I used the Lily Pad Lake Bundle out of the Annual Catalog for my card. 

And here are the challenge banners:

This and That:

  • I created a Bokeh background using the colors from the Paper Players Challenge and White Craft Ink.
  • I mounted the background onto Mango Melody Cardstock.
  • I decided to use Night of Navy silhouettes for my images and die cut them using the Lakeside Framelets Dies.
  • I stamped the sentiment directly onto the background.  I stamped in VersaMark followed by Night of Navy and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I'm hoping to make a couple more trips to the shore before school starts on August 27th.  Hope you are enjoying the last bit of summer too!

Happy stampin',