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


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


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


Pictogram Punches

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When the new catalog came out I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Pictogram Punches Stamp Set on page 89. It was a slow start but eventually the wheels began turning and I began creating. This was my first card using the colors Pacific Point and Soft Sky as a border all with a hint of silver.

Pictogram - Stars and Moon - JIF

After such a clean card I needed more color so created this one. For the vase I used Stampin’ Markers but I wasn’t happy with the strength of color in the vase so “touched it up” with the Not Quite Navy Blendability. Note to self: use LIGHT colors FIRST not the dark! The “thanks” sentiment is from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set.

Pictogram - Pink Flowers - JIF

This next card came together all by itself. The What’s Up Punch providing the large Red Glimmer Arrows on either side of the I {heart} U sentiment.

Pictogram - I Heart You - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set: Pictogram Punches, Oh My Goodies
Classic Ink: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi,
Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer Paper,
Red Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver, 1/2″ Pink Pirouette Seam Binding
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Blendabilities: Not Quite Navy
Punches: Project Life Corner, Itty Bitty Accents Pack, What’s Up
Stampin’ Markers: Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

This stamp set has SO many possibilities, great for SO many different occasions from a baby’s birth, a child’s birthday, adult birthday or even a sympathy card.

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

Joanne x


Mirrored Love – Just Sayin’!

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Sometimes all we need is a nudge to get going and when it comes to card making what better place to get that nudge than the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

That’s what I did for the Just Sayin’ Stamp Set. So often I look at this stamp set and all I see are word bubbles on cartoons so I turned to page 109 for inspiration and a little CASE’n.

My first card was a lot of fun to make as I used a LOT of different elements on it. From the Word Bubble Framelits, the Hearts Collection Framelits, and the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. Then there was the What’s Up Punch and the Heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents (IBA) Punch Pack.

As I used the Silver Foil Heart Vellum as the background, where in the catalog gold Washi Tape had been used, I used a stamp from the Tape It Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Classic Ink. A combination of Silver Foil Paper and Brushed Silver Cardstock created the “mirror”.

Just sayin - Mirrored Love - JIF

It was so much easier having a basis for the card I couldn’t help myself but CASE another card from that same page. I really like my interpretation of this card!

Just sayin - Word bubbles - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Hello Honey,
Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Sets: Just Sayin’, Tape It
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Smoky Slate
StazOn: Black
DSP: All Abloom
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver Ribbon
Specialty Paper: Brushed Silver, Silver Foil Paper, Silver Glimmer
Silver Foil Vellum, White Vellum
Framelits: Hearts, Deco Labels, Word Bubbles
Punches: Project Life Corner, Itty Bitty Accents Pack, Whats Up
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots, Argyle
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

As I say, all one needs is a starting point then the world’s your oyster. Sometimes its much easier to create something when you know what you DON’T want rather than knowing when you don’t know what to do at all!

If you would like any of the products used on today’s cards, please contact me and let’s get this party started!!!

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

Joanne x


Chalk Talk Abloom Mojo!

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This Summer Vacation has been one of our best but it’s playing havoc with my schedule. Seriously, I often don’t know what day of the week it, with one day slipping into another, oops! So finally, here is my card for this week’s Mojo Monday.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - JIF

Here is the sketch. This week’s sketch I thought was going to be SOOO easy but once I began assembling the card it proved much harder and took MUCH longer than I thought (and hoped)! DSP from the All Abloom DSP Stack was my spring-board.

Mojo 357 Sketch

I was determined to use the new Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set and for same strange, strange reason challenged myself to use the heat and stick powder with it for the background. It gives the right effect when combined with Dazzling Diamonds but I still need to practice with it… a LOT, lol!

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Dazzling Details - JIF

The leaves are from the new Flower Fair Framelit Set. In hindsight I wish I’d used the co-ordinating stamp from the Flower Shop Stamp Set to stamp over it – next time. The butterfly was made from two Butterfly Punches – the Elegant Butterfly in Silver Foil Paper, the Bitty Butterfly in Silver Glimmer Paper.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Layered Butterfly - JIF

The sentiment is from the Chalk Talk Stamp Set and cut with the co-ordinating Chalk Talk Framelit. I stamped it with Melon Mambo Classic Ink onto  Shimmery White Cardstock which you can just see coming through the pink. Noice! The Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon was doubled over then adhered JUST under the cardstock, then tied off with some 1/8″ Silver Ribbon. All the ends of the ribbon have double-sided tape on it assuring they stay in place.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Ribbons - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Sets: Dotty Angles, Chalk Talk
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil, Shimmery White
Framelits: Chalk Talk, Flower Fair
Ribbons: Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon,
1-1/4″ Blushing Bride Striped Grosgrain
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Heat Embossing: Versamark, Heat and Stick Power, Heat Gun
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Sponges

Hope you are having a wonderful summer, enjoying whatever you are doing and being with whoever you are with! 🙂

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

Joanne x

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