Sailing Home Masculine Fast and Fabulous

Hello Everyone ~ the Brightly Gleaming dsp was used to create a Sailing Home Masculine Fast & Fabulous card today.

Did you see my Facebook Live last night?  If you didn’t you missed a great technique session.  I used stencils and showed  3 different techniques you can do with them.  We had a lot of fun and played with the stencils along with clear embossing and translucent embossing paste.  I love sharing ideas and showing you how you can use your supplies in many ways.  You can join us next week to see what we do then.

I am still using the Brightly Gleaming designer series paper for my creations.  Today’s card is number 4 for ideas using this paper.  I thought the striped paper would make a great masculine card so I pulled out my Sailing Home set.  Since the striped paper did not have the copper accents, I chose to stamp the sailboat and emboss it with Copper embossing powder.  I also played with some angles to give some interest to the card.  Here is the video showing how I created my Sailing Home Masculine Fast & Fabulous creation.

 

 

 

Here is the photo so you get a better look at the angles.

How about a fun angled masculine card. Check out the video for the Sailing Home Masculine Fast Fabulous creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These images made a great card front with some angles. Check out the Sailing Home Masculine Fast and Fabulous idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Do you need some other ideas for the Sailing Home stamp set?  Here is an idea for a missing you Sailing Home stamp set.   For a masculine Sailing Home idea, check out this one.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I crossed off a few videos yesterday so I will work on another project on my list, make some more cards, and mop my floors.  Not to busy of a day.  Have a Fabulous Friday and did you like the angles on this Sailing Home Masculine Fast and Fabulous creation?

 

 

Very Versailles and Brightly Gleaming

Hello Everyone ~ my card today is a clean and simple Very Versailles and Brightly Gleaming creation.

I was able to cross off a few of the cards on my list that I need for my blog.  I ended up having to go have my car inspected as my tags are due this month.  Something I did not plan on.  Today I have to do some cleaning but will also work on some things on my list.  I don’t have anything on my schedule for today so I should have lots of time to work on my list.  Hopefully I will get quite a few things crossed off.

The Brightly Gleaming designer series paper is part of my 2019 Product Share.  The paper has copper accents on one side and the other side has some great patterns.  I looked at one of the patterns and thought it would look good with the Very Versailles stamp set.  I like using paper with stamp sets that are not part of the same suite.  It helps you extend your supplies as well as shows how the paper can be used with other stamp sets.  I have already posted an idea for every pattern of the Feels Like Frost dsp and I am working on the Brightly Gleaming now.  Check out the product share and sign up now

My creation today uses a stamp set that was inspired by the designer series paper.  When I looked at the dsp I knew it would look fabulous with the Very Versailles stamp set.  I took the leaf spray and using Pretty Peacock ink it was stamped hanging down the left hand side of the Very Vanilla card base.  The filigree stamp was stamped using a second generation stamping of Pretty Peacock in the upper right hand corner.  I wanted a sentiment inside the image so I went looking and found one in the Bloom and Grow stamp set.  It was stamped using the same ink.  The Brightly Gleaming dsp was cut in 1″ squares.  I used 4 of the squares to create a diamond shape in the lower right hand corner.  The last square was mounted onto a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock.  This square was then mounted to the center of the diamond shape using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Very Versailles and Brightly Gleaming creation.

Inchies can be a great way to add an element to your card front. Here is an idea using Very Versailles and Brightly Gleaming dsp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This leaf spray creates a great card front. Check out the Very Versailles and Brightly Gleaming dsp to see how the 2 are used together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like another idea using the Brightly Gleaming designer series paper?  Check out the Brightly Gleaming Thinking of You idea.  Curious how the paper can be used to create a background?  The Brightly Gleaming Snow card is a great simple card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Do you have some time to be creative today?  Make sure you set some time for you set aside each day to feed your soul!  Have a Great Day and the Very Versailles and Brightly Gleaming creation is a great layout I will be using again!

 

 

 

Monochromatic Stampin’ Up Bokeh Dots

Hello Stampers ~ I think my Monochromatic Stampin’ Up Bokeh Dots was a great way to address my One Color Wonder challenge.

I finished washing my windows yesterday.  I wanted to get them all done.  I have some cleaning to do today and this afternoon we have our game day.  There are 6 of us who get together every 2 weeks and for a couple of hours play a board or card game.  Today is our second one.  I also need to get some cards made so I have some things to post later this week.  I am still working on Michaela’s blankets and only have 4 left to do.  I also have some sewing to do and I want to get my Halloween decorations up in the house.  I will make a list and get things done.  I love crossing things off a list.

I was worried my One Color Wonder choices would be a problem today.  I went looking for a layout to help me out.  I found one that would work and started gathering all my items for my video.  Here is the video for my Monochromatic Stampin’ Up Bokeh Dots creation.

 

 

 

So you can see the watercoloring better, here is the photo.

To add interest to a large image, add some watercoloring. Check out how I used watercolor to highlight my Monochromatic Stampin' Up Bokeh Dots creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I used a portion of the Bokeh Dots stamp to tie the inside of my card to the front. Make sure you check out my Monochromatic Stampin' Up Bokeh Dots card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to see some other watercolor background ideas?  Check out the Watercolor Colorful Seasons idea.  The Dandelion Wishes stamp set is perfect for a watercolor background also.  Hope you enjoyed the other ideas I shared.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have some pretty free days for the rest of the week so I am hoping to cross a lot off my list.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and do you think my Monochromatic Stampin’ Up Bokeh Dots creation was a good way to address this challenge?

 

 

 

Brightly Gleaming Thinking of You

Hello Everyone ~ I have used some different colors for my leaves in my Brightly Gleaming Thinking of You creation.

Yesterday I spent 2 hours at the library with a make-n-take.  I did have 3 people come by.  One lady said she had a friend who was going to come with her but a family emergency came up.  Of the ladies who came, they said they were interested in the class so I am hoping a few of them sign up for the class.  After that I came home and took down my fall decor on the front porch and put up my Halloween front porch decor.  I need to do some searching on Pinterest as I need some other ideas.  It is hard to see but there is a cauldron that all the glitter netting is coming out of.  I also have lights running through it.  Here is what is currently looks like.  If you have any suggestions, send them my way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have an Inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw all the leaves and knew I wanted to play with those.  I did decide to use some different colors for my leaves to give you some other color ideas.  I began with a piece of Very Vanilla that I embossed using the Subtle embossing folder.  I added 2 strips of the Brightly Gleaming dsp across the bottom portion of the Very Vanilla panel.  This panel was then added to a Pretty Peacock card base.  Using another piece of Very Vanilla card stock I sponged on Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, and Pretty Peacock ink randomly.  To create my leaves I used the leaf from Colorful Seasons and stamped it using Versamark.  It was then embossed using Copper embossing powder and the coordinating die was used to cut them out.  I took a pearlized doily and an alcohol marker and colored it to match the Pretty Peacock.  When it was dry the doily was pleated using glue dots and then added to the left hand side of the card in the lower portion.  The sentiment from the stamp set was stamped using Pretty Peacock and then a die from Ornate Frames dies.  The sentiment was added using dimensionals.  The leaves were then tucked around the sentiment and doily using glue dots and dimensionals.  Here is the completed Brightly Gleaming Thinking of You.

The color for these leaves was based on the designer series paper used. Don't miss what colors I used for my Brightly Gleaming Thinking of You creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you curious what colors I used for my leaves? Get all the information for my Brightly gleaming Thinking of You creation to find out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to see another idea using the Brightly Gleaming dsp?  Check out my Brightly Gleaming Snow idea here.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Make sure you check out the other ladies ideas at the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge blog.  There are some cute ideas that I know will inspire you.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have to get some cards mailed out today.  I have a few people I have promised a card to and want to get them in the mail today.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and did you like the unusual colors on the leaves for my Brightly Gleaming Thinking of You creation?

 

 

 

Brightly Gleaming Snow

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready to see the Brightly Gleaming Snow idea that uses another designer series paper.

You would not believe what I got done yesterday morning.  I was able to clean out my garage, wash the windows in my studio, wash all the rest of my screens, put the screens back in the windows I am keeping them in, and put the rest of the screens in the attic for storage.  After all that I needed a shower and then had my lunch.  I took a little bit of time to relax a little and then went up to my studio and made 2 cards and a video.  It was a very successful day.  Today I am going to prepare for my class tomorrow and in the afternoon I have a time slot to do a make-n-take at the library again.  I am hoping the librarian who told me she knew some people were coming is correct.

There was such a great response to the series I did using the Feels Like Frost dsp that I thought I would do another one of the papers in my 2019 Holiday Product share.  This time I will be sharing ideas for the Brightly Gleaming dsp.  This is gorgeous paper with copper accents.  I will be showing you how you can use this paper in other ways besides Christmas.  Make sure you get some of this gorgeous paper to play with using the ideas I will be sharing with you.  Today’s card uses the Navy star pattern.  This is gorgeous paper and I thought it would be good for a night sky.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do and would be perfect for a #ShopYourCraftStash idea.  I wanted to use the Hometown Greetings Edgelits to create a scene.  I chose the 2 strips with the houses and using some Whisper White card stock I cut both of them out.  I started with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of card stock so I would have plenty of extra to cut off.  After I cut the edgelits out, they were glued together.  I wanted them to glisten like they were covered with snow so I used the Wink of Stella glitter brush and went over the whole piece.  Next I used my Brightly Gleaming dsp and to ensure I did not use more of the dsp that I did not need I used my card base and set the edgelits down and measured the length I needed to cover the background.  After I cut the dsp I glued it onto the card base and then added the houses.  To finish the card I used the Itty Bitty Greetings and copper embossing powder for the sentiment.  Here is the completed  Brightly Gleaming Snow idea.

Copper is a great alternative for a metallic on you card. Check out this designer series paper that was was used for my Brightly Gleaming Snow creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These houses go with the best edgelits. You need to see how I used the edgelits in my Brightly Gleaming Snow idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These edgelits are great for creating cards.  Check out this Sponged Background for Hometown Greetings Edgelits idea.  And here is an Eclipse Technique Card that uses those dies also.  Check them out.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Today’s card was the one I made on World Card Making Day.  Did you make any cards on Saturday?  I hope you had some time to play.  Have a Marvelous Monday and I love the copper accents in this Brightly Gleaming Snow creation.