Making Spirits Bright

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Another fun and versatile stamp set for today’s 2-4-Tuesday is the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set.

For the first card I used the Brushed Silver Cardstock as the base with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Real Read 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon adds a little pop against the All is Calm Specialty DSP. Blendabilites, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Dazzling Diamond Glitter adding the final touch.

Making Spirits Bright - Decorative Dots - JIF

The second card is for New Year’s Eve but could easily be substituted for an Anniversary Card or a Valentine’s Day Card. The ribbons and the Dazzling Diamond Glitter adding the final touches.

Making Spirits Bright - Silver Embossing - JIF

 CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Stamp Set: Making Spirits Bright
DSP: All is Calm Specialty
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Brushed Silver
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
+ Memento Black Ink
Heat Embossing: Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Framelits: Ovals
Ribbons: Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven, 1/8″ Silver
Whisper White 1/2″ Seam Binding
Punches: Confetti Stars, P/L Corner
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Punch Delight

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This card is one of those rare, wonderful treats that all but made itself quite by accident and all with the help of three punches. Too easy!

Whats Up - Bird House - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Read Red
Punches: Bird Builder, What’s Up, Scallop Tag Topper
DSP: Under the Tree Specialty
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Ribbon: Wild Wasabi 1/2″ Seam Binding,
Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone
Embellishment: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Stampin Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Get Your Santa On

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This stamp set is such a hoot I couldn’t resist choosing it as today’s 2-4-Tuesday. Even the name of it is fun – Get Your Santa On!

And I admit for this first card there isn’t much originality as I so loved the design similar to this in the Holiday Catalog I just had to CASE it and make it mine. Thank you Stampin’ Up!

Get Your Santa On - Santa Outfit - JIF

 This next stamp just begged for some added color from the Blendabilities Pens and who am I to say no!

Get Your Santa On - Chimney Delivery - JIF
CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,
Very Vanilla, Shimmery White
Stamp Set: Get Your Santa On
Classic Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate,
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight + Memento Black Ink
Punch: Confetti Stars, P/L Corner, 1/4″ Circle
Embossing Folder: Lucky Star
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
DSP: Trim the Tree
Framelits: Stars
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Mist and Scrub

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Bring on the BOOS!

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Wishing you all a VERY HAPPY HALLOWEEN however you are planning to celebrate it tonight – may the ghostly ghouls be with you! 🙂

Making Spirits Bright - Halloween - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Tangelo Twist, Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Making Spirits Bright, Holiday Home
Ink: Memento Black
Framelits: Chalk Talk
Blendabilities: Old Olive
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Embellishment: White and Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin Scrub & Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Bright and Beautiful Star

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For today’s Die-Cut Thursday I thought I’d try something different with the Stars Framelits.

Instead of stamping then die-cutting, I die-cut a star then used it as a mask, sponging Pool Party Classic Ink within it. I then stamped in the same color a stamp from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set.

In the center of these stars I stamped the sentiment from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set then Silver Heat-Embossed it. The base and background of this card is Naturals White Cardstock. The card front framed in Pool Party Cardstock then Silver Foil Paper.

Bright and Beautiful - Masking - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Naturals White, Pool Party
Stamp Set: Bright and Beautiful
Classic Ink: Pool Party
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Heat Embossing: Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Frame,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Scrub and Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Ornamental Pines

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The Ornamental Pines Stamp Set is today’s 2-4-Tuesday stamp set.

For this first card I tried to push myself away from the traditional Christmas colors using Strawberry Slush Cardstock and Pool Party Cardstock instead as my frames around the Silver Heat-Embossed stamp on the Whisper White Cardstock.

I added a strip of Silver Foil Paper which I punched with Confetti Stars. Over the half-way mark of this punching I’ve adhered with Stampin Dimensionals a sentiment stamped on Pool Party Cardstock in Pool Party Classic Ink from the Merry Everything Stamp Set then punched with the Note Tag Punch.

Ornamental Pine - Silver Embossing - JIF

As tempting as it was to emboss the pine-needles again for this second card I resisted the urge, choosing instead to only Silver Heat-Emboss the pine-cones onto the Always Artichoke Classic Ink stamped needles.

A Silver Glimmer Paper strip edged either side with 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon really popped against the background of Very Vanilla Cardstock. The sentiment was die-cut from the Window Frames Collection Framelits then edged with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Ornamental Pine - Always Artichoke - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party,
Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set: Ornamental Pines
Classic Ink: Always Artichoke
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer
Framelits: Window Frames Collection
Heat Embossing: Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Punches: Confetti Stars, Note Tag, Star (Itty Bitty  Accent Pack)
Ribbon: 1/8″ Real Red
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


All is Calm when Quick and Easy

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For today’s card the dry-embossed Filigree Frame in Coastal Cabana sitting on my desk was my starting point.

I was then determined to use the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape along with the Tree Punch. Silver Foil Stars left over from yesterday’s card along with a sentiment stamped in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink was added. A light sponge of Silver Metallic Ink was the final touch.

Washi Tape - Filigree EF - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Set: Festival of TreesClassic Ink: Coastal Cabana
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamond Glimmer, Silver Foil
Punches: Tree, Project Life Corner Punch, Confetti Stars
Washi Tape: All is Calm Designer
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Sponge, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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