Wishing You a Wonderful Day – Speed Stamping!

Wishing You a Wonderful Day – Speed Stamping!

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This card took just under 5 minutes to complete; sometimes a stamp set is just that good – lol!!  This “Layered Vase” stamp set from Stamplorations has 8 stamps (the large outline image, the greeting, and the 6 solid stamps to add the color), and since the stamps are not meant to layer/line up perfectly, they are really easy to position.  I originally saw (and loved) this set used by Verna; thanks for the inspiration!

Over at the As You See It Challenge, we are encouraged to create a flower themed card in 10 minutes or less (AYSI224 – Fleet Florals).

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After my card design was planned and all my stamps, blocks, inks, and tools were placed on my desk, I started the timer.  All the paper cutting, stamping, spritzing, and assembly took exactly 4 minutes 53 seconds.  (Thanks, Gayle, for introducing me to this challenge site!)

I used my MISTI stamp positioner and Gina K Designs Black Amalgam ink for the outline image and the greeting.   For the layers, I used acrylic blocks and Stampin’ Up Blackberry Bliss and GKD Fresh Asparagus and Powder Blue inks which were all “stamped off” first to keep the colors soft/light.

To finish off the card, I added black speckles with a black Spectrum Aqua marker and my Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer tool.

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I originally used acrylic blocks for the layers, but after I finished the first card, I placed the stamps my on MISTI and created a few more cards:

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For this one, I added some Nuvo Ebony Black drops that I “flattened” to look like enamel dots (a tip I learned from Julie Ebersole (day 17) in the online Spring Card Camp I – 2020).  I also cut 2 pieces from the stamped panel using dies from the “Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies” set from Stamplorations and matted them in black.

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Here, I used Gina K Designs Sweet Mango, Tangerine Twist, and Tomato Soup Inks for the tulips, Fresh Asparagus and a touch of Sweet Mango for the leaves, and Powder Blue and Soft Stone for the vase (stamped off and layered).

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Floral Swing Card

Floral Swing Card

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(inside: Happy Mother’s Day)

Recently, I posted a project using the Vase Builder Punch and stamps from the “Varied Vases” set, both from Stampin’ Up.  While I had these on my desk, I thought I’d play around with some paper piecing and the Sizzix “Square Flip-its #2” die set to create a swing card.

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The patterned paper is from the DCWV “Posh & Pink” premium stack.  I used the punch for the vase but had to “fussy cut” the blooms.  (This punch coordinates with a few of the stamps in the “Varied Vases” stamp set but not all.)

The inside sentiment is from the “Lovely Little Wreath” set which was part of the Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin April 2016 kit.  It (and the flowers on the front) were stamped with GKD Soft Stone ink.

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The Flip-its die set cuts (and scores) the base and the decorative panels so this card went together pretty quickly.  I like  way the center panel swings over when the card is opened, but I’m not sure how I feel about the way this card looks when it sits on a table to be displayed.  Hmmm…

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Mother’s Day Tulips

Mother’s Day Tulips

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This vase of tulips was made with the Vase Builder Punch and stamps from the “Varied Vases” set, both from Stampin’ Up.

The background panel was embossed with the “Spring Tulips” folder by Darice.

I used Scarlet Jewel ink and card stock from Papertrey ink along with Dark Sage ink from Gina K Designs.  Foam dots were used to raise up a few of the blooms and the vase.  The greeting is from the “Dressed to Impress” set from Stampin’ Up.

I didn’t have matching ribbon, so I created a faux ribbon with card stock and the Alison’s Ribbons Die from Cheery Lynn Designs (no longer available?).  Circles were cut with Spellbinders dies from the large and small circles sets.

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Faux Framed Floral Card

Faux Framed Floral Card

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(inside: Happy Mother’s Day)

I have been finding (and falling in love with!) some great older stamp sets on ebay.  The stamps on this card are from the “In Full Bloom” set from Stampin’ Up (retired).  I love the sketchy style of the images and the random dots on each of the stamps.

Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink was used for all the stamping.  The greeting is from the “Twig Wreath” set from Papertrey Ink.  I “scribbled” on my color to match the illustration style of the stamps using Copic Markers (TR15, E08, YG99, and W5). Black card stock was used to mat the focal panel.

The “frame” was created with the debossed side of the “Stately” embossing folder from Craft Concepts.  (I originally saw this folder used HERE where you can see what the embossed side looks like – thanks for the inspiration, Darnell!)  I think this folder (front or back) creates such a nice “finish” to CAS card designs!

The inside sentiment is from the “Lovely Little Wreath” set which was part of the Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin April 2016 kit (another “fun find” on ebay!).

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Floral Palette Screen Divider and Shutter Cards

Floral Palette Screen Divider Cards and Shutter Cards

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(back:  Wishing you a very happy birthday”

In my last post, I shared a few cards I made with the beautiful patterned paper called “Floral Palette” by Recollections.

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Here are a few more cards I made using this same paper.

The pattern on the top of this paper is quite different from that on the bottom, and these patterns flow from left to right beautifully so I decided to keep the two patterns “as-is” for my screen divider cards.  I had made a screen divider card last year and decided to “warm up” with the same punches.  (Instructions on how I made these are included in that post.)

You can get 5 panels across the 12×12 inch page, and choosing two different groups of 4 gave me two variations.

This card is from the top (left) half:

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Here’s another card from the top (right) half:

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After I completed those, I played around with the bottom half of the paper and with a few different punches and dies for a different look.  Here’s my third card (also shown at the top of this post):

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Floral Palette Shutter Cards

In addition to screen divider cards, flowing patterns also make great panels on shutter cards.  (HERE is a video tutorial on making this type of card.)  I left the “inside” blank on the second sample and could add a stamped or hand-written message when the card is needed.

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To see the supplies used, click here…

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