Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Love You Lots

I have heard several people say that one of their New Year's goals is to send more cards this year. Now maybe that is because a lot of people I know are into making cards, but that's besides the point. If this is one of your goals, I have the perfect stamp set for you - Heartfelt! It is a Valentine's Day stamp set at first glance, but several sentiments are appropriate for anytime. So for today's card, I made a non-Valentine's card using this set.
 

What do you think of the color combo? I used Black, White, Gold, Pool Party, and Highland Heather. The Highland Heather is stamped off once, which I feel is a pretty close match to Purple Posy. 


Are you wondering where that Pool Party ribbon came from? I colored the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon with my Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends Marker! Fun, right? And that gorgeous striped paper is from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP that you can get for free during Sale-a-bration. I love me some black and white stripes!


What is your favorite part of this card? Comment and let me know! If you'd like to watch me put it together, check out my Facebook Live.

Stamps: Heartfelt
Ink: Memento Black, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Stampin' Blends: Dark Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Golden Honey Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
Embellishments: Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Painted Poppies Sequins
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, 1 1/2" Circle Punch
Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

#tgifc246: Roses are Red...

The sketch at TGIF Challenges this week lends itself perfectly to using some of our beautiful Designer Series Paper. Take a look:

I have been busy creating with the From My Heart suite, and so it seemed only fitting to use that pretty paper on my card.



I couldn't leave the card empty on the inside, and the Heartfelt stamp set has the perfect sentiment!


If you want to see how I put this card together, check out my Facebook Live. As I mention in the video, the strips of DSP measure 1 x 3 3/4".


Stamps: Heartfelt
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, From My Heart Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Heart Doilies, From My Heart Faceted Gems, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Tools: Heart Punch Pack
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Glue


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, January 13, 2020

From My Heart Class to Go

I have a fun love-themed card class to offer you this month! In this class, you will create 4 different cards and 1 box that can be used to hold the cards or a gift. 


There are three options for purchasing:
Option #1 ($83): This option includes the Heartfelt Bundle (stamp set and two heart punches), a package of Whisper White note cards and envelopes, the From My Heart Faceted Gems, and half a package of the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper, plus a PDF tutorial with instructions to make the cards and box using your supplies.
Option #2 ($29): This option includes everything listed above, EXCEPT for the Heartfelt Bundle.
Option #3 ($15): This option includes the tutorial only. The tutorial will be emailed to you soon after purchasing.
The deadline to register for this class is Monday, January 27. Classes will be shipped and ready for pick up by January 31. If you are interested in purchasing this class, you can register here.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Saturday, January 11, 2020

#GDP222: Happy Valentine's Day!

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is just over a month away! The Valentine's Day products offered in this year's Spring Mini Catalog are just gorgeous, and they really make it easy to put together a pretty card! I followed the sketch at Global Design Project this week to create my design.



What you might not notice at first glance is the very subtle splatter on the white background. I used my Aquapainter and Flirty Flamingo ink - all you have to do is ink up the Aquapainter and make sure it's wet, then flick it. The more ink you add, the more pronounced your splatter. 


This was the first time I tried this technique, and it was a last-minute add to this card. I didn't add too much ink because I didn't want to ruin the card! Next time, I'll experiment with more ink and see what happens.


I've spotted a lot of great designs for this sketch challenge, so make sure you go and check them all out!

Stamps: Heartfelt
Ink: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, From My Heart Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Real Red 3/8" Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, Heart Doilies
Tools: Aquapainter
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

You're the Music in My Heart

Wow, a month flew by since the last time I blogged! Oops! I took a little bit of time off over Christmas and just enjoyed family. But I have a new card to share with you today, and it features my favorite stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalog - Music From the Heart.


I paired this stamp set with the Golden Honey Specialty DSP from the Sale-a-bration Catalog - not just for honey bee cards! The gold and black combo really seemed to fit the musical theme, don't you think?

Stamps: Music From the Heart
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil, Golden Honey Specialty DSP (SAB)
Embellishments: Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Country Club Twine Combo Pack
Tools: Be Mine Stitched Dies, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Snowman Season Card Two Ways

I have two fun cards to share with you today! The fold on this card is a little bit different than your standard card, and I created two different versions using the Snowman Season Bundle. Here's the first one:

This one has very little stamping. The snowman is punched out of Sparkle Glimmer Paper, and his eyes, nose, arms, hat, and scarf are from the Let it Snow Embellishment Kit. There are four different colors of hats and scarves, and all of them match the paper!
The second card is a little more involved - more stamping, and a tiny bit of coloring.
I used the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends Marker to color shadows on the snowman. And here's a close up of that fold:

To make this type of card yourself, cut a card base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Then cut a piece of Whisper White 4" x 9 1/4" and score at 4". Easy peasy! You can copy one of these designs, or create your own.


Stamps: Snowman Season
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Let it Snow Specialty DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
Embellishments: Holiday Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine, Let it Snow Embellishment Kit
Tools: Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die Cutting Machine, Snowman Builder Punch, 2 1/4" Circle Punch
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

#GDP217: Nature's Beauty Card

The color challenge at Global Design Project this week was the starting point for today's card. 



I will admit, the Flirty Flamingo was a little bit of a stretch - I wanted to use the Nature's Beauty stamp set because I'm featuring it on my Facebook page this week. What do you think - does it work?



I paired the Nature's Beauty stamp set with a sentiment from the Hold On to Hope stamp set, and I think it is perfect! I shared this card on a Facebook Live. You can see it here if you'd like.



Stamps: Nature's Beauty, Hold On to Hope
Ink: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Memento Black, Stampin' Blends: Dark Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Embellishments: Pearlized Doilies, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!
Rachel