First of all, this card I am sharing with you today is a beautiful frosted shimmer. The shimmer does not show through pictures. It features the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is part of the Frosted Floral Suite in the Holiday Catalog. The card is also one of the samples that attendees made at this month’s card class. Furthermore, the paper is “Shimmery” and while you really cannot appreciate it in the photograph, it’s amazing. Seriously, the photos really do not do it justice and all of the paper in the package is simply gorgeous.
So do you see the frosted shimmer? Because of the glare, It may be a bit difficult to see. Create the card using The First Frost Stamp set and Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies. Both are offered in the First Frost Bundle while saving you 10%. Do you notice the Soft Suede frame is askew? Frame is cut using the Frosted Bouquet dies and attached to sentiment layer using dots of multipurpose liquid glue. It also adds an unexpected dimension to the card. Remember, all project materials can be found under Project Materials at the end of the post.
Also, you will have the opportunity to see so many more samples like this in my 12 Weeks of Christmas holiday promotion.
Finally, don’t forget tosign up for my newsletterto subscribe to the 12 Weeks of Christmas starting on October 3rd because you won’t want to miss the holiday inspiration and magic coming your way.
Glancing at Impressions is my way of exposing you to both our Abstract Impressions stamp set and our Springtime Impressions Thinlits. They coordinate together and both are amazing to work with. I have addressed this suite on another post and wanted to share a few more samples because it’s such a great combination.
Glancing at Impressions
So today I want to share these other samples below. This suite is so versatile because you can use it for a variety of occassions. The cards below all have different color palettes. Therefore, they represent various feelings from the sender. Allow your receipent to appreciate the card and the personal message it sends.
You can get the Sprintime Impressions Thinlits and the Abstract Impressions stamp set through my online store. Remember though, if you order both products together, you can take advantage of the 10% off bundle option. I love to save money whenever I can because it gives me more options for other products. It’s also almost the end of the month and you can still earn the $5 coupon for every $50 spent in August (before tax and shipping).
You can create lovely cards with Pretty Varied Vases. So, today I would like to share some samples of the Varied Vases stamp set. I enjoy using this stamp set. The vases are so delicate looking and while they are not all solid colored, you can color them or since this is a two-step stamp set, use an ink pad to fill your flower and vase shapes with color. To achieve a lighter color, stamp off onto a scrap of paper. With all the options we have for coloring, it may even be a difficult choice. Each of the blending options can have a different outcome. Another quick trick, is to select your favorite DSP and stamp the outline of a vase. Use the Vases Builder Punch to cut the vase and voila, you have a designer vase!
Pretty Varied Vases
Just look at the size variations and also, how many flower options you have. You can add other sentiments if you would like to expand the possibilities for using the images as was done above.
Because I have a soft spot for flowers, I’m drawn to this set and it’s amazing possibilities. Once I added the little flowers and soft colors, the project came together. Another useful product is the Vases Builder Punch which coordinates with the Varied Vases stamp set. It eliminates the need to fussy cut the vases and small flowers.
You can get both the Varied Vases stamp set and Vases Builder Punch through my online store. Pick up both products for 10% off because they are part of the Varied Vases Bundle. I love the bundles and how you can save money when you purchase them together. No matter if you pick up the bundle or the individual items, you won’t be disappointed.
Remember the fun as a child to use crayons and a coloring book? In this month’s card class, it was designed to focus with coloring. The coloring being the use an image from the Blended Seasons bundle in the current Color Your Season promotion which is a limited-time offering. Included in the bundle is the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. Plus being offered is a new Watercolor Pencils Assortment of ten pencils in popular colors. The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 is full of colors that compliment the existing Watercolor Pencils in the Annual Catalog. The Blended Seasons stamp set provides the perfect base for focus with coloring and the watercolor pencils. Attendees are also able to create cards and a treat hold using all the limited-time products.
How Do You Focus With Coloring
The card below features the Blended Seasons flower stamp. Jet Black Stazon Ink was used to stamp the image and sentiment onto Shimmery White Cardstock (note – this is probably a great time to use your Stamparatus!) The images were colored using the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green watercolor pencils from Assortment 2 along with an aqua painter to soften and blend the coloring. The Daffodil Delight Watercolor pencil from the original watercolor pencil set was used to color the flower centers. The middle flower was also stamped on a scrap piece of Shimmery White, colored and fussy cut to attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Leaves are cut from Garden Green Cardstock using die from Stitched Seasons framelits.
Finally, to finish the card, add a touch of bling with several Basic Rhinestone Jewels also randomly added to the card front. Flirty Flamingo cardstock was used for the card base and a Basic Black cardstock layer was used to create a small frame around the Shimmery White stamped layer. Giving it even more dimension and another layer.
It keeps Getting Better
Use the Gift Bag Punch Board to cut the Cajun Craze cardstock. After cutting and scoring the Cajun Craze cardstock, the leaf stamp from Blended Seasons was also used to randomly stamp the paper using Cajun Craze classic stampin’ pad. The Stitched Seasons framelits were used to cut the tag components. Cut orange hue leaf using watercolor paper and a blend of Brusho Crystal Color. Behind the tag, the white side of a Pealized Doily was sponged with Mossy Meadow ink. Because the gold binder clip used as the bag closure has been discontinued, I recommend using the Gold Library Clips. The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Treat Time stamp set, stamp using Mossy Meadow ink. Substituting for another favorite sentiment is another way to go. Finally, It was completed by adding a triple bow of Linen Thread. See the full list of project materials below.
Finally, be sure to order your Blended Seasons Bundle and the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 soon…they are only available until August 31st or while supplies last. Because it has been so popular, it will probably sell out before the promotion ends.
Contact me if you have any questions regarding the projects or products!
If you are lucky to have a friend that means the world to you, then you will definitely enjoy this card. While it was created using the “Share What You Love” Designer Series Paper, I also used the Layered Leaves Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) and Petal Pink card stock. Changing up the TIEF is always an option.
We’re All Lucky to Have a Friend
It’s such a great card that is quick & easy, hence, you can create a number of them to have on hand for friends and family for when the situation presents itself. There are a number of other colors you could use for the card stock on the top of the card. That is just one way you can change up the card. Other sentiments would probably work as well too. Another great idea is to keep the template or parts of the card cut in different colors. Therefore, just grab and go when you are in need of a card with any of the sentiments you pre-designed. You’ll find instructions for this card in the Tutorial page.
Friend Like You Card
The paper is one of my favorites with it’s soft colors. Remember, while this is a beautiful choice, there are also even more designs to choose from in the Designer Series Paper pack. Not all of the choices in the pack are floral so it gives you some other color options. Seems like everyone should be lucky to have a friend in their life and so it should be celebrated. Above all, cherish the ones we love. It fills me with joy to create cards for my friends and family to spread joy with what I love to do. You can pick up the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper from my online store.
Have you seen the Bouquet Blooms Bundle? I usually take advantage of the bundles for the 10% Off as well as the ease of coordination. I also enjoy using the Big Shot, which is one of my favorite tools. Mostly because it can do so much. Whenever there are Big Shot accessories involved, I’m all in.
The video below showcases one of our new bundles and a pretty cute idea for a card. Take a look at the Bouquet Blooms bundle and all that you can do with these products. You can bet I will be using that flower die to add flowers to many of my projects.
Can you just think of so many people to create these little note cards for? The bundle makes it so easy to coordinate your projects. There are a variety of bundle options in my online store.
Let me know if you have any questions about our bundles or how to use them.
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