Post Thanksgiving Coma and Falling Flowers
Thanksgiving has passed but my food coma hasn’t.
The day was incredible with a house full of family, a ton of food and then mapping my Black Friday shopping.
Friday started my whirlwind weekend. I thought Thanksgiving prep was tough… ha!
We ran hard on Friday morning all the way to the afternoon and then headed downtown to watch Alexis participate in a parade.
She was an awesome snowflake tumbler and the parade was fantastic. We watched the city lights turn on downtown and it was quite magical!
While the weekend was filled with amazing adventures, my office is calling my name and I’m excited to share a bundle of beautiful cards today.
Hope you bare with me as I take a small break from the Christmas cards and share a load of florals that I’ve fallen in love with.
While I was in Atlanta I was honored to present at Brian Kings local demonstrator event. I shared two sets of cards both using some of my favorite accessories to embellish cards.
Today I’m sharing the first bundle using the Falling Flowers stamp set.
A couple of things you will notice about these cards…
- All of them have the same color combinations with a few added colors here and there.
- Each card has a technique. You will see the technique name under each card.
- You will notice my love for embellishments. These are simple, inexpensive ways to add layers to a card.
This card uses two techniques:
- Decorative Masks – simply lay the decorative mask over a piece of Watercolor Paper, use an Aqua Painter to add color only in the area of the Decorative mask. Notice it’s not perfectly colored, it’s more of a splash of colors creating a fun background.
- Reverse Embossing- emboss a flower onto Vellum Cardstock, die cut using the May Flowers Framelits. Then on the reverse side, lay the Vellum onto a mouse pad, use a stylus to press into the open areas of the floral image. When you turn it over you will notice the area turns white and looks 3D.
Other embellishments that I loved to use on this card:
- The scallops were die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits. I simply cut an edge and use it to layer on a card.
- Delicate White Doilies
- Pearls… they make any card delicate and pretty.
Emboss resist is a technique that I’ve always loved. I love how it looks on Watercolor Paper. I embossed the beautiful filigree image onto the Watercolor Paper using White Embossing Powder, then watercoloring over the embossing using Sweet Sugarplum.
Because Falling Flowers does not have greetings with this stamp set, I used the Perfectly Wrapped Photopolymer stamp set. It was perfect for these cards.
Another fun product I love to use-Enamel Shapes. They come in a ton of colors and always a perfect addition for any project.
Splatter & Twine
Two ways I layer my cards LOTS… splatter created using my Aqua Painter and any color from my ink pads and my favorite thread from the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. Oh my word I love this ribbon when you separate the threads. It’s a must try.
Other things I love to add to my cards- Sequins. I have them in little saucers on my table always ready to use. The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is the perfect adhesive to adding these sequins.
Tone on Tone Embossing
If you are looking to create quick elegance on a card, try stamping and embossing with clear embossing powder for a tone on tone look. I love how this looks on the Whisper White. Pure elegance when you see it and super simple to create.
I love how these tiny pearls add to the elegance of the card.
Overall, each of the cards have fun layers and embellishments added to each one.
A Few Secrets…
Can I tell you a little secret when it comes to creating cards with layers? It’s not hard, and it’s not time consuming.
Another secret…. many times my cardstock layers are attached with a stapler. This always saves me time and my layers always stay in place.
I realize that Stampin’ Up! will not carry our beloved stapler anymore, but friends… you can still use it. It’s a GREAT tool and by far one that I use almost every single day.
Clickable links to all the products used at the end of this post.
Falling Flowers is a timeless stamp set that you can create gorgeous cards and projects with.
Here is the color combinations I tried to stick with for all of the cards.
Give some of these techniques a try and if you have questions or need assistance, leave me a comment.
I love to help spark your creativity.
Document Your December
Are you ready to document the most wonderful time of year through memory keeping?
You may remember last year I offered a Hello December Online Class sharing daily photo, journaling and title prompts to help you create a magical keepsake for years to come.
I’m excited to offer this class again. YAY YAY YAY!!!
Before you click the link to read more about it… I want to tell you a few things….
If you purchase the following products from my Online Store you can receive the tutorial FREE.
- Emerald Envy 6 x 8 Project Life Album #142009
- Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection #142004
- Project Life Hello December 2016 Accessory Pack #142693
- Page Protectors 6 x 8 Variety Pack 2 #142010
- Page Protectors 6 x 8 Project Life Photo Pocket Protectors #135297
A few products are on sale- ENDS TODAY!
Click HERE to learn more about the Hello December Online Class and the offerings available.
New Exclusive Tutorial Available
Its time for the November Exclusive Tutorial Release. YAY!
I have enjoyed these tutorials and all of the creativity packed into each one.
If you an Online Order of $50 you will receive this tutorial for FREE.
You can also purchase the tutorial for $15 HERE.
Online Extravaganza Time
Promotion ends TODAY!!!
CLICK HERE to view the entire product line on sale for this Extravaganza!
Don’t miss this on November 28th! AWESOME SALE on Select Products!!
You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th. YAY.
Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available. Get yours today.
I hope you had a magical Thanksgiving. I’m still counting my blessings.