Pretty Pink (Freshly Made Sketches #301)

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My good intentions for completing one or two cards during the week, at my leisure, are once again out the window as here it is Sunday afternoon with the clock ticking. Therefore without further ado, this is my card.

And this is the original 301 sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. As you can see, I rotated my card to stand upright. Landscape just wasn’t working for me today.

Isn’t the pink foil on kraft cardstockĀ just the nicest? It’s a fabulous DSP package that’s available in the current annual catalog from Stampin’ Up!

Remember, you can always order from me if you’d like to add some to your stash… I’m only to happy to help!😆

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

Joanne x


Holiday Homes

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There’s no denying this has been one of my FAVORITE stamp sets this season, the Holiday Home Stamp Set with the coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies.

This card came about so quickly and easily all thanks to the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper I had already cut on the table. The rest simply “evolved” from that! šŸ™‚

Homemade Holiday - Christmas - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Grey
Stamp Set: Holiday Home
Classic Inks: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Framelits: Homemade Holiday, P/L Cards & Labels
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals

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


Santa Stache

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After all the fun I had creating the tree ornaments with the Santa Stache Stamp Set last week, I’ve chosen it for this week’s 2-4-Tuesday cards.

Santa was my first choice and I couldn’t resist using snowflakes from the Under the Tree Specialty DSP (I wish I could buy a dozen sheets of JUST this) as his background, with red snowflakes from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack under those with Old Olive Cardstock as the final border.

Initially I die-cut just the Mustache Framelit from the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper but I couldn’t stop there. I then punched a scallop circle of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper for Santa’s beard!

Santa Stache - Santa - JIF

For the next card I went with more snowflakes from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack for under the Nutcracker but I also stamped “nutty or nice” over the Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock background. This card also gave me the opportunity to use the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments as charms!

Santa Stache - Nutty or Nice - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Santa Stache
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
DSP: Under the Tree Specialty, Trim the Tree Stack
Blendabilities: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Skin Tones
Baker’s Twine: Early Espresso
Framelit: Mustache
Dazzle Markers: Gold
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, All is Calm Snowflake
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


Santa’s Stache

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Today I’ve turned the Gift Card Envelope into ornaments for the Christmas Tree. For both ornaments I used the same design but changed up the color schemes slightly. The finishing touch was coating them both in Crystal Effects to give them the same epoxy effect found on stickers.

Onto a Melon Mambo Cardstock base, snowflakes were heat-embossed from the gorgeous Endless Wishes Stamp Set. The Nutcracker obviously from the fun Santa Stache Stamp Set with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper used to die-cut the Mustache Framelit.

Santa Stache - Female Nutcracker - JIF

For a more masculine look I chose Real Read Cardstock as the base. Onto the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper I used the lightest Smoky Slate Blendabilities to match the Smoky Slate I used on the Nutcracker’s hair and eye-brows. Both Nutcrackers were colored using the Blendabilities.

Santa Stache - Male Nutcraker - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Santa Stache, Endless Wishes
Ink: Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie,
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones
Ribbons: 1/8″ Silver, 5/8″ Silver Satin
Embossing: Silver Embossing Folder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Framelits: Gift Card Envelope, Mustache
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pearl Basic Jewels
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


Snowflake Card Thinlit

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This was love at first-sight, the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies, it is SO gorgeous PLUS it co-ordinates with the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set as well as the Circles Collection Framelits!

For my first card with this Snowflake Card I also used some of the beautiful All is Calm Specialty DSP, All is Calm Designer Washi Tape, as well as some of the beautiful new Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper from the Annual Catalog.

Snowflake Thinlet - Letterpress - JIF

These snowflakes also gave me the opportunity to try out the new Transfer Adhesive Sheets. Adhesive Sheets whereby you lay down on the wrong-side what you wish to adhere, rub over the item thus creating your own “sticker” as such. Too easy!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter
DSP: All is Calm Specialty
Glimmer Paper: Dazzling Diamonds
Embossing: Pool Party Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Washi Tape: All is Calm
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Transfer Adhesive Sheet

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

Joanne x


Bermuda Bay Mojo

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Another Monday another Mojo Monday. Here is my card for this week’s challenge.

Mojo363 - Bermuda Bay - JIF

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday.

Mojo363Sketch

A pattern from the Confetti Celebration DSP was my starting point with Bermuda Bay Cardstock as the anchor at the bottom which I mistakenly didn’t stamp with Gorgeous Grunge in Bermuda Classic Ink until AFTER I’d adhered it. Yikes!

Silver Foil Paper was used with the Argyle Embossing Folder to give some dimension to it. The Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper SHOULD have been corner punched on all four corner but once again forgot to do this until AFTER I’d adhered it. Double yikes!

Mojo363 - Bermuda Bay - Argyle - JIF

Wondering what I could do and use as a sentiment, A Happy Hooray Stamp Set became the perfect choice with the round sentiment which was die-cut then edged in Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Underneath this sentiment is White 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon and 1/8″ Silver Ribbon.

Mojo363 - Bermuda Bay - Thanks - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Naturals White, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge, A Happy Hooray
Classic Ink: Bermuda Bay
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Ribbons: 1/2 ” White Seam Binding, 1/8″ Silver
Embossing Folder: Argyle
DSP: Confetti Celebrations
Framelits: Circles Collection
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x

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