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Post Thanksgiving Coma and Falling Flowers

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.

 

Falling Flowers

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.

 

Decorative Masks

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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.

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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.

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Emboss Resist

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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 

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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.

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.  

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Online Extravaganza Time

Promotion ends TODAY!!!

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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!!

 

 

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Don’t Forget….

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.

Falling Flowers is Irresistible!

Falling Flowers is Irresistible!

The Falling Flowers stamp set is becoming more and more irresistible the more I play around with it.

 

As you know from reading my blog over time, I’m not typically a flower person but this set becomes irresistible when you factor in the gorgeous framelits that coordinates with the set are endless.

 

Coordinating with Falling Flowers

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I fell in love with this set the first time I stamped with it HERE.  I love the way the die cuts coordinate and the possibilities with this set.

One of the things that attracted me the most was the ability to layer the die cuts with the stamped images.

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Create it!

Creating this card is fun and easy once you have all the layers at your finger tips.

  1. Start with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 4-1/4 x 11.  Adhere a piece of Whisper White cardstock  (4-1/8 x 5-3/8) to the card front using Fast Fuse.
  2. Stamp the flower image randomly onto a Night of Navy cardstock 4 x 5-1/4 using Night of Navy ink.  Using a piece of scrap Night of Navy cardstock, stamp  3 flowers and die cut using the May Flowers Framelits.  Using a sponge dauber, lightly sponge around the die cut flowers using Night of Navy ink.  Sponging the edges lightly make these flowers pop a wee bit more on the card.  Adhere two of the die cut flowers to the Night of Navy cardstock front directly using Fast Fuse.
  3. Stamp the berry twig image onto Daffodil Delight cardstock scrap using Daffodil Delight ink 3 times and die cut images.
  4. Adhere a piece of 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper (Dapper Denim- 1 x 4-1/4) across the Night of Navy stamped cardstock using Fast Fuse. Adhere a piece of Burlap ribbon over the Designer Paper as well as a piece Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon.    This ribbon is delightful and easy to tie in a bow or fold in half.
  5. Attach 3 of the Daffodil Delight  berry twig die cuts to the underside of the die cut flower framelit.
  6. Staple the ribbon, burlap and die cut flower  using a handheld stapler.  Attach to the card front using dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the greeting from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  Die cut the greeting using the Tags & Labels framelits.  Place the stamped label die cut under the Designer Paper using Fast Fuse.
  8. Attach the Night of Navy cardstock to the Whisper White cardstock base using dimensionals.
  9. Enjoy!

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Tips & Tricks  

  • Stamp and die cut all of your flower pieces prior to putting your card together.  This will give you and idea if you want more or less flowers on your card.
  • Either a sponge or a Sponge Dauber can be used to sponge around the flowers.  I use a Sponge Dauber because I like to have more control when sponging around an area and especially when the area isn’t big.

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You can see this entire product bundle and collection HERE.  I love how crisp these images look on a card.  Definitely a beautiful combination.

Save money when you purchase the Falling Flowers bundle and you will be on your way to creating this fun technique using this bundle.

Click HERE to view and purchase.  See below how you can earn rewards when you purchase from me.

Love Flower stamps?

If you love flowers and feel overwhelmed with choices, this is a set I would definitely start with.  Keep in mind this stamp set does not have greetings, but I love having this option open so I can add my own.  Is this set, Falling Flowers irresistible to you as much as it is to me?

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Have an AWESOME Monday and thank  you for taking time to visit.  Tell me what you think of today’s card.  Will you be trying this technique? I’d love to hear from  you.

XOXOXOXO

PS- My dad has been in the hospital since Saturday.  He and my mom just came home from their vacation to Tennessee. They were literally home less than hour and my dad had not been feeling well all day.  The culprit was his heart beating about 140 beats per min.  He has a history of a-fib. I’m wondering if this has anything to do with the roller coasters he was riding on Friday.  Good GRIEF.   He wasn’t happy to be  admitted but he’s getting great care.   He’s expecting to have a cardio version tomorrow.  That’s a fancy word for getting the shock treatment.  His spirits are up despite the hospital adventure.  It’s never a dull moment around here.  <sigh>
XOXOXO