Beautiful Mosaic Mood

Have you looked closely at the beautiful Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (pages 118-120 & 167) in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog?  It is a designer paper that is much more beautiful when you actually see and feel it.  I know when I first saw the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper in the catalog, I was not wowed.  That certainly changed when I was able to see and feel the paper.  The paper is a heavy weight paper that includes shiny, slightly embossed features on some of the pages.  This makes the beautiful images “pop”.  With the shiny, embossed features, the images such as the hummingbirds or flowers, are easy to fussy cut.  Additionally, the specialty paper includes great designs to use as background layers.  For the card below, the sentiment was chosen from the Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set. 

Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper

Card Details:
  1. Create the card base using Thick Very Vanilla cardstock (8-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).
  2. The second layer is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  Before adhering to the card base, texture emboss with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder.
  3. The sentiment is stamped and then embossed using Clear Embossing Powder.  First, using a 3″x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and the Stamparatus, stamp the sentiment with Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad.  IMPORTANT: Do not remove paper or stamp from the Stamparatus.  Carefully, clean the stamp with Simply Shammy to remove the Soft Suede ink.  Next, wipe paper with the Embossing Buddy and then stamp the sentiment again using Versamark Ink.  Remove the stamped paper from the Stamparatus and sprinkle over the Versamark with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Use Heat Tool to activate and set the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Allow to cool, then cut shape with the die from the Wild Roses Die set.  NOTE: Offset the sentiment when die cutting so that the sentiment is to the left side (refer to card photo).  Attach to card front with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Select flowers and hummingbird from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.  Fussy cut using Paper Snips.  Notice there’s an outline around the figures making it easy to fussy cut.  Depending upon the flowers you select, you may wish to cut a few additional leaves to add behind the flowers.  
  5. After cutting images, arrange and attach the flowers to the card front using Snail Adhesive.
  6. Add the hummingbird using Mini Stampin Dimensionals.
  7. Complete the card by adding Metallic Pearls embellishments. 

All the products for this project are listed below in Project Materials.  You can order by clicking directly on the image.  I appreciate your business.

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Noble Peacock Make ‘n Take

Happy Friday!  Hope July 4th Celebrations were fun and safe.

Today’s post is a Noble Peacock Make ‘n Take from the Luv 2 Stamp team meeting last Saturday. The Luv 2 Stamp team leader is Patty Bennett and I am in one of her three levels. Though I live many states away, I was able to participate via Facebook and order the project kits for the meeting.  The kits arrived before the meeting so the long-distance members could assemble during the meeting.  The beautiful Noble Peacock Make ‘n Take was designed by fellow team member,  Kurstan del Rosario (Kurstan’s Crafting Corner).  Isn’t the card gorgeous?

noble peacock make 'n take

Do you notice there is no stamping on the card?! 

The beauty of the paper and peacock creates a beautiful card not requiring a stamped sentiment on the card front.  Of course, you can easily add a stamped sentiment if desired.  Plus, you can add the sentiment to the card’s interior.  The peacock is cut using Detailed Peacock Dies from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  It’s difficult to see in the photo but the Glimmer Paper is sponged in an ombre’ effect using Pretty Peacock, Blueberry Bushel and Old Olive inks.  Although I must note that the die cut peacock looks great without any coloring. 

The coordinating Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Paper and Noble Peacock Foil Sheets add more elegance to the card.  The Noble Peacock Foil Sheet is cut using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. More items on the card from the Nobel Peacock Suite includes the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon and the Noble Peacock Rhinestones.  The card base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock with an Old Olive cardstock layer.  The rich colors combine to create a beautiful project.  

Thank you Kurstan for the beautiful card design!  Be sure to check out her blog to see other make ‘n takes from the meeting.

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Pressed Petals Covered Notebook

While sorting craft supplies, I found a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ notebook and immediately decided to create a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook.  The Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper has beautiful photographic images. Since the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is light weight, I knew it would work perfectly to create cover the small notebook.   Plus, the coordinating Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape would make a perfect embellishment.  As seen in the photo, the Linen Ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack covers the front seam.  I went back and forth whether to add a phrase on the notebook or not.  But as you see, in the end “A Little Note” was added.  The phrase can be found in the Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set

The photo also shows the notebook back is finished with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Additionally, Merry Merlot cardstock is cut to fit the interior panels and covers the overlapping DSP.  

Tips for creating a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook: 
  • Measure the front of your notebook starting where the binding meets the cardboard.  Add  1/2″ to the top and bottom measurements plus 1/2″ to one side measurement.  This is the size you will cut your paper.  This provides you ample paper to fold and cover the notebook edges.
  • Use multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the paper to the front of the notebook. I put the glue on the notebook and not on the paper. Start by abutting the paper along the binding edge and work out toward notebook edges. 
  • To create a neat fold at the corners, use paper snips to clip the paper so sides and fold over one another on the inside of the cover.  Glue to hold in place.
  • Measure the inside panel of the cover and cut ensuring it will overlap the designer series paper.
  • Repeat for back cover.
  • To embellish the front, wrap ribbon around the front at the seam of the binding and the designer series paper. 
Pressed Petals Washi Tape Flower:
  • Peel 8 petals from the washi tape roll.
  • Punch a 3/4″ circle of cardstock to use as a base for the petals.
  • Arrange four of the the petals around the cardstock base.  After attaching, use the Embossing Buddy on the exposed back of petals to prevent stickiness.  
  • Add the next layer of four petals by offsetting them on the first layer of petals.  Lift edges and dust with the Embossing Buddy.  
  • For the flower center, add a Perennial Essence Floral Center.  Glue to front of the notebook.
  • Optional: Punch 2 sets of leaves from Mossy Meadow Cardstock with the Leaf Punch.  Spritz lightly with water, pinch leaves between fingers and after it dries, attach around flower using mini glue dots.
  • Also optional: Stamp the sentiment and cut with the Classic Label Punch. 

The notebooks are the perfect size to place in one’s purse.  Plus, the notebooks are a great craft fair project!  Since I found more than one mini notebook in my craft supplies, I’ll be covering them so be on the lookout for another covered notebook post.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks for stopping by!

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