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Monday, January 29, 2018

Simple Heartfelt Blooms Thank You

Today I am showing you a fun and super EASY card giving an artistic and classy look by using the stamp set available only during Sale-a-Bration - Heartfelt Blooms.

This is a really fun card to make and the stamp set is available only during Sale-a-Bration which ends March 31. It is a free set if you buy $50 worth of Stampin' Up! product. Be sure to use the SHOP ONLINE tab above and you can shop with me.

Here is how I made the card.

Materials Used 

  • Very Vanilla (101650) Cardstock for card base cut 5 ½” x 8 ½” folded in half (score at 4 ¼ inches with long side at top of board)
  •  Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (141416) for layer one, cut at 5 ¼” x 4” and a piece cut 2 ½” x 1”
  • Whisper White (100730) cut two at 5” x 3 ¾” and one at 2 ¼” x ¾”
  •  Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set (clear mount 147202 or wood mount 147197)
  •  Flirty Flamingo Classic Stamin'Ink Pad (141397)
  • Foam adhesive strips (141825)
  •  SNAIL adhesive (104331)
  • Stamping Sponges (cut in quarters) (141337)

·        Instructions

Sponge edges of all the white pieces and the smaller Flirty Flamingo piece with Flirty Flamingo Ink. Attach larger Flirty Flamingo piece to front of Very Vanilla card base.

With scrap paper on your work surface use the Flirty Flamingo and the Flower stamp from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set to randomly stamp one of the larger pieces of Whisper White. Stamping off the edges. In the example the flower on the lower right was stamped lighter by inking it up stamping on scrap paper and then on the card. Leave room for the sentiment.

Using the Thank You form the same stamp set and Flirty Flamingo ink stamp it on the center of the small whisper white piece and then attach it to the small Flirty Flamingo piece.

Cut foam adhesive strips to fit the top and bottom of the small Flirty Flamingo piece and place on the card.

Attach this stamped piece to the Flirty Flamingo piece on the card. Use the second larger piece of Whisper White sponged with Flirty Flamingo to the inside.

Now on to try other colors!!

Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fun With Birthday Wit

Hello and welcome to my first blog post as 
Plays With Stamps and Ink!

I hope you enjoy this post and the others that follow in the future. My goal is to post at least once a week, but being new at this I am not sure. At any rate here is an A2 sized card I made and how I made it so you can make your own!

Materials used (don't forget you can shop for your materials in my on-line shop)

Using all of the 2016-2018 In Colors ink pads and the small solid balloon from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set, I randomly placed colored balloons on one of the the 5 inch x 3 1/4 inch piece of Whisper White. Remember to stamp some off the card stock and have a cover sheet under your card to protect your stamping surface!

I then filled in any open areas with the star burst like stamp from the Birthday Wit Stamp Set using each of the 2016-2018 In Colors.

I attached this balloon covered piece to the Emerald Envy piece and then to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive.

I then stamped each piece of the 4 1/4 inches x 2 inches piece of Whisper White with one of the stamps from the Birthday Wit stamp. On one I used Emerald Envy and for the other one I used Peekaboo Peach.

I cut out the Peekaboo Peach section and used a Peekaboo Peach marker to clean up any white areas left from cutting it out. You do not want to cut it out smaller than the Emerald Envy stamped area, so leave some white edges if you have too. These can be marked over or you can sponge the edges using your Peekaboo Peach ink pad.

I attached the Peekaboo Peach piece to the Emerald Envy section using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then used SNAIL Adhesive to attach this completed piece to the card.

Inside I used the second piece of the 5 inch x 3 1/4 inch piece of Whisper White and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Birthday Wit Stamp set using Emerald Envy and I sponged the edges with Peekaboo Peach. I attached this to the inside of the card using SNAIL Adhesive.

That about does it for now! I hope you enjoyed this card.