Thank You with Polka Dots

Thank You with Polka Dots

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(a blast from the past…)

This card was made for a StampTV  challenge (several years ago) where we were to use Polka Dots and black, white, and/or gray with one other color.  My additional color was tattered rose (peach).

I started with a piece of Basic Grey polka dotted paper (the back side of “Grapevine”) and added a bunch of images to create my own patterned paper.  The stamps I used for the background were all from the Gina K Designs and came from the following sets:  If I Had a Flower, Sympathy Label, Hope is Faith, Time, and Vintage Backgrounds (all retired?).  I used Memento Gray Flannel ink to stamp the images and then lightly sponged Memento London Fog ink over the whole thing.

For the focal image and greeting panels, I inked white card stock with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink. (I then stamped the floral image from If I Had a Flower randomly all over these panels in Tattered Rose ink to try to create a subtle background, but the ink soaked right in and you can hardly see it!  This was made pre-MISTI, so I couldn’t re-stamp the images to make them darker.)  Next, I stamped my focal image and sentiment using Memento Gray Flannel ink.  The stamps used were from GKD Hopeful Flowers and Thank You duo (both retired?).

Satin and sheer ribbon, a hat pin, and some self-sticking gray pearls were added.  I created a mat for the gray background panel by sponging the Tattered Rose ink on white card stock. White and black mats were also used.

This project was originally posted in my StampTV gallery on August 13, 2014.

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Embossed Easter Cross

Embossed Easter Cross

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(a blast from the past…)

This CAS card features a stamp called “Easter Cross” by Stampendous.  The image was embossed with gold embossing powder on GKD Ivory card stock. The mat was also embossed in gold (around the edges) before adhering to the back of the front panel. I used a Spellbinders oval die to emboss the frame around the cross.

This card was originally posted in my StampTV gallery May 4, 2014.

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Peeking Bunnies Easter Card

Peeking Bunnies Easter Card

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(inside: to some Bunny special)

I really liked these dies when I saw them and envisioned the card in my mind that I planned to create with them, and then I had a bit of trouble trying to fit all the actual die cuts on the card front – lol!  Luckily, die cuts are moveable so I played around with the placement until I came up with something that worked.

The textured, purple card stock is called “Elegance” by core’dinations and has glitter on it so adhering the die cuts required glue (and not tape).  You can see how I attached these intricate die cuts HERE.  For this project, I used Art Institute Glitter Designer Glue.

You can see the sparkle a little better here:

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I think the “Peeking Bunny Squares” by Frantic Stamper are so cute, and I love the font for “Happy Easter” by Impression Obsession!

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Birthday Box Card with a Twist

Birthday Box Card with a Twist

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I saw a video HERE where Maymay created a variation of a box card on the inside of her card.  The other interesting thing she did was to create windows through which you can view the popped up images that are sitting on the hidden strips or crossbars (like on a traditional box card).  And finally, she used stickers for her images (which I never think to do!).

I needed a few masculine cards so I set out to find stickers and card stock that would work with this card design and that would be appropriate for the men’s cards.  I ended up using Me & My Big Ideas (SPX-308) stickers (that I stuck to white card stock and fussy cut) and American Crafts Pinkpaislee #1254 card stock (from Dots & More Dots pad) as well as Recollections kraft and white.

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These stickers are foiled.  Here is a better view of the shine.

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Here’s a view of the crossbars.

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I used a sticker on the front, but I wish I had heat embossed the greeting.  I’m not crazy about being able to see the clear around the words.  Oh well!

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The greeting on the back is the Stampendous – Cling “Delightful Birthday” (#CRH306) stamp.

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Hand Stamped Pattern Paper in Pink

Hand Stamped Pattern Paper in Pink

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Yesterday, I shared a card I made with tropical images to create my own patterned paper.  Here are two more with a butterfly theme that I did in pink (Memento Lilac Posies – straight up and stamped off).

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These cards were made with only white card stock.  For the first one, the colored mats were sponged.  For the second one, I “smooshed” the Lilac Posies ink and water on the panels before stamping.

The butterfly image is from a set called “Fairy Wishes” (unbranded?).  The rings are from “Timeless Textures” by Stampin’ Up.  The branch (first card) is from a set of floral stamps I found in a “ms. sparkle & co.” bin at Joann Fabrics.

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