Friday, April 3, 2020

GSF April Blog Hop Twisted

It's time to hop along with the GSF April Blog Hop and this month our theme is Twisted. We have been challenged to add a twist to our project to create something new and unexpected. I am excited to see what everyone creates this month. 
 For my twist for my card design, I decided to ink up the inside of the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder to color my cardstock when I embossed it. I love the two tone look it gives the embossed cardstock. The New Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder is part of the Early Release of the Ornate Garden Suite, which is now available for everyone to order. This suite will be in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and I love that Stampin' Up! has given us the opportunity to explore these wonderful new products early.
To create my card design, I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and I added a layer of 5 1/4"x 4" Seaside Spray cardstock to create the background layer for my design. I embossed a 5 1/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Seaside Spray cardstock, using Seaside Spray Classic ink to ink up the inside of the top layer of the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder, and carefully laying the cardstock on top of the inked layer, before running it through my Big Shot. When I removed the embossed cardstock it gave me this beautiful two tone design with the small flowers raised and un-inked while the background had been colored with the Seaside Spray Classic ink. I then cut this piece of cardstock at 1 3/4" x 5 1/4" which left me with a second piece measuring 1" x 5 1/4". 
I layered these two pieces onto Whisper White cardstock pieces measuring 2"x 5 1/4" and 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" using Snail Adhesive. I then attached these pieces to the Seaside Spray cardstock layer, making sure to leave approx. 1/8" border on each end. I attached a piece of Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (item #151326) around the center of the Seaside Spray cardstock opening between the two embossed layers, using Snail Adhesive on the back of the Seaside Spray cardstock layer. I tied a bow using the same ribbon and attached it to the card front on top of the ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot. 

The sentiment was created by stamping the image from the Ornate Thanks stamp set (item #149471) using Seaside Spray Classic ink onto a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock approx. 1/4" wide. To create the rounded ends on the sentiment label, I used the Everyday Label Punch (item #144668) and slid the strip of cardstock into the punch so that it was centered inside the back window of the punch and punched it out. This is another twist that shows you can use your punches to create decorative edges for your thinner sentiment strips. To assemble, I attached the sentiment label to the lower embossed panel using Stampin' Dimensionals and then attached the Seaside Spray card front to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will inspire you to look at your supplies in a different way and come up with your own twist for creating projects. There are so many wonderful possibilities out there to explore. 

Now it's time to visit Libby's blog and see what she has created for us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call list below to find your way. I hope you enjoy our blog hop this month. 

Blog Hop Roll Call
1. Amanda Farlinger
2. Angélique Stempelkeuken
3. Jenn Curtis Charles
4. Rachel Macleod
5. Tricia Butts
6. Libby Dyson
7. Kimberley Anne Morris
8. June Olsen
9. Barbara Welch
10. Marieke Bart
11. Jan Musselman

If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. Both the Ornate Thanks stamp set and Ornate Floral 3D embossing Folder are just two of the amazing new products now available to order from the Early Release of the Ornate Gardens Suite. Click the link below my signature to view all the products in this beautiful suite.


Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

ICS April Blog Hop It's A Girl Thing

Welcome to the ICS April Blog Hop as we are challenged by our theme this month: It's A Girl Thing. Not only have we been challenged to create a feminine project design, but we are limited to using one color with accents of Basic Black, Whisper White or Very Vanilla allowed. I hope that our projects will help inspire you to try this challenge for your own creations. 
 To create my card design for this challenge, I chose to use Seaside Spray as my color and I used Whisper White Embossing Powder as my accent for my design. Using Seaside Spray cardstock for the card base, I added a layer of Seaside Spray cardstock that I heat embossed using the Breathtaking Bouquet cling stamp set (item #151612) from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image onto my cardstock layer and stamped it twice. A happy little accident occurred when I stamped it the second time, when my cardstock shifted slightly between stamping and it created a slight ghosting of the design. When I heat embossed it, I noticed the mistake but decided to keep it as I liked the extra dimension it added to the background design. I used the Dark Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends Marker to color in the petals of the larger floral images to deepen the color of the images. I used a Sponge Dauber with the Seaside Spray Classic ink to sponge the edges of the embossed layer to help it stand out against the card base. For a touch of shimmer, I colored the flower petals with Clear Wink of Stella.
 For the sentiment, I die cut a sentiment label and coordinating detailed layer from Seaside Spray cardstock using the Ornate Frames Dies (item #150664). I sponged the detailed die cut with Seaside Spray Classic ink with a Sponge Dauber to create contrast with the sentiment label. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set (item #151534) using Whisper White Embossing Powder onto the sentiment label and attached it to the detailed die cut label with Snail Adhesive. I attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To add a touch of sparkle, I added Basic Rhinestones that I colored using the Dark Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends Marker to embellish the card front and sentiment label.
This elegant card design reminds me of the Wedgewood China from my childhood. I just love the vintage feel to this design and the romance of this beautiful floral stamp image. It works well as a lovely Mother's Day card but could also be used as a Birthday, Anniversary or Thinking of You card. You could easily replicate this design in any color and change the embossing to Gold or Silver for a completely different look. The possibilities are endless. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to explore the possibilities of using just one color with your projects. 

Now it's time to visit Terri's blog and see what she has created this month. Please click on the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope that you enjoy our blog hop this month.



Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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We Create Showers of Greetings Blog Hop

It's time to hop along with the We Create Showers of Greetings Blog Hop. As we try to adapt to the changes going on in our lives, it's a perfect time to send out cards to let people know how much we care and that we are thinking of them. I hope our project ideas will help inspire you to create your own beautiful cards to send to the people you love. 
 I decided to create a clean and simple card using the pretty Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (item #149592) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I chose to use Crumb Cake cardstock for the card base and I added a 4" x5 1/4" piece of the designer series paper for the background.
 For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Country Home stamp set (item #147678) using Gold Embossing Powder onto Whisper White cardstock. I punched out the sentiment using the Label Me Lovely Punch (item #151296). To create the small floral die cuts, I stamped the flower image from the Under My Umbrella stamp set (item #151518) twice onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder. I fussy cut the images out and colored them with Light Old Olive and Light and Dark So Saffron Stampin' Blends Markers. I attached the flowers to the top and bottom of the punched sentiment using Snail Adhesive. I added Basic Rhinestones to the center of the flowers for a touch of bling.
To decorate the card front, I took a piece of Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic Edge Ribbon (item #151194) and looped it, attaching it to the card front. I added the sentiment label over the top of the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
 This soft and pretty card design is easy to duplicate and create multiple cards to send out to family and friends during this difficult time. Sending a card is a way to reach out to someone and let them know you are thinking of them. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design inspires you to explore creating your own beautiful cards to send out to friends and family. It's amazing the difference a little happy mail can make in someone's life.

Now it's time to visit Anastasia's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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