Tuesday, October 15, 2019

#tgifc233: Feels Like Frost

Today I am sharing a card inspired by this week's TGIF Challenges sketch challenge.


The stripes in the sketch immediately made me think of the striped silver foil pattern in the Feels Like Frost DSP pack. So I started there, and here's what I came up with:


I really like the color combination of Purple Posy, Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Silver, don't you? To create that look with the Silver Thread, wrap the thread around four fingers a number of times. Pinch in the middle to create a bow of sorts, then attach with a glue dot.


I also did a second card with different patterns in the package. This one is just a little simpler because I left off the thread and twine.


Which version do you like better? Both cards are pretty simple, but that paper makes them special. Add it to your next order so that you can make easy and beautiful Christmas cards too!


Stamps: So Many Stars
Ink: Purple Posy
Paper: Purple Posy, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP
Embellishments: 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots, Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

#GDP210: First Peek at Christmastime is Here!

Today I have a bit of an unlikely pairing for you - the Monster Bash DSP and the brand new Christmastime is Here suite! This card all started with the sketch challenge at Global Design Project this week:


I knew I wanted to use one of the patterns in the Monster Bash pack for a Christmas card, and originally I planned to use the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. However, on the day I was designing the card, the order with my Christmastime is Here products arrived, and I decided to use them instead!




This suite of products is only available to demonstrators right now. It will be available to customers in November. If you just can't wait, you can also add it to a starter kit this month! Now let's take a closer look at the card - I fussy cut the roses from the Christmastime is Here Specialty paper. Notice the gold foil - so pretty! There is just a peek of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon and a sprinkling of Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Rose stamp set, and it is cut out with the Roses Dies.




This suite of products is so pretty, I know you will want to have it in your collection! Mark your calendar for November 1, or purchase it now as part of your starter kit. Thanks for stopping by today!




Stamps: Christmas Rose
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Monster Bash DSP, Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Roses Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Birds of a Feather: Sending Love

I have a fun card to share with you today! This was one of the swap cards I made for a Holiday Catalog swap I was a part of. 





That chicken will probably make its way onto a few more cards before the season is done! This time I used it with a Valentine's theme, as it is intended. The Be Mine Stitched Dies paired perfectly, and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder added a nice background piece.



I used my Stampin' Blends to color the chicken. So many ways to go, but I chose Cajun Craze this time. Here's a close up of the coloring:



Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this card. This stamp set is so much fun to color!

Stamps: Birds of a Feather
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Stampin' Blends: Light & Dark Cajun Craze, Dark Mango Melody, Dark Real Red, Ivory
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Mango Melody
Embellishments: White Baker's Twine
Tools: Pinewood Planks EF, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gather Together Pocket Card

I have been wanting to try a pocket card for a long time, so I challenged my team to make one. Of course I had to make one too!





Pocket cards are kind of fun, and not that hard to put together. I watched this video from Wendy Cranford to get some measurements and instructions. And the color combination came from a challenge in my business training group. (Talk about killing a lot of birds with one stone!)





More pocket cards are in my future - stay tuned!


Stamps: Gather Together
Ink: Merry Merlot, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Come to Gather DSP
Embellishments: Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" Reversible Ribbon
Tools: Gathered Leaves Dies, Die Cutting Machine, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Tab Punch
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, September 30, 2019

#GDP209: A Sweet Wish for Christmas

Hello! I am so excited to share this card with you today! Earlier this month, I was chosen as a challenge winner at the Global Design Project. Because I won, I get to be a guest designer for their color challenge this week. 





I don't know why, but the first thing I thought of when I pictured these colors together was a Christmas card using the Cup of Christmas Bundle. So that's what I did, and I am so pleased with how it turned out!



This stamp set is really fun - it has a few REVERSIBLE stamps in it! I didn't use them on this card, but isn't that genius? The coordinating dies are great too - I love the candy canes that I've used on this card. 



There are lots of little details on this card - the watercolor wash on Shimmery White Cardstock adds just a little sparkle, the candy canes are arranged to form a heart, and the rhinestones are colored with the Dark Call Me Clover Stampin' Blends Marker to match. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today, especially if this is your first time visiting my blog. If you like what you see, I invite you to join me on Facebook for more stamping fun!

Stamps: Cup of Christmas
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Stampin' Blends: Dark Call Me Clover
Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Real Red, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Embellishments: Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Aquapainter, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Cup of Cheer Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Monster Bash Halloween Card

I have a super cute Halloween card to share with you today! I am not big on Halloween, but I kind of love how this turned out!



I fussy cut the image from the Monster Bash DSP, and it is framed with a few Holiday Rhinestones. The bats and sentiment are from the To Every Season stamp set. And that background? Pigment Sprinkles of course! The card is finished off with some Black Glittery Organdy Ribbon.



Now to find someone to send this to... does anyone send Halloween cards? I never have, but wouldn't this card be a fun surprise in your mailbox?



Stamps: To Every Season
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Whisper White (inside), Monster Bash DSP
Embellishments: Black Glittery Organdy Ribbon, Holiday Rhinestones
Tools: Pigment Sprinkles, Aquapainter
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stitched Lace Merry Christmas

I have a Christmas card to share with you today! When I started working with the Stitched Lace Dies, I had the idea to use them for a Christmas card. Here's what my idea turned into:




To created the stitched look on the front of your card, cut your card base 4 1/4 x 11". I always score my card bases, but you can also fold it in half. Just make sure to have that line so that you know where to line up the die. Place the large stitched lace die on top of your card front, lining it up with your score or fold line. Five seems to be the magic number on my die cutting machine for running this die through and having it come out pretty easily. Then I used the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip again, and most of the little pieces came out. Next, line up the edge die, and run through your die cutting machine. I used a little washi tape to hold it in the right place. You can layer cardstock or DSP underneath - cut to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" and attach with Multipurpose Glue or the Fine Tip Glue Pen.




The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, which is full of Christmas greetings. I layered the sentiment with the Layering Circles Dies and the Story Label Punch.




Thanks for stopping by today! Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this card.


Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
Embellishments: Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" Striped Ribbon, Holiday Rhinestones
Tools: Stitched Lace Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Die Cutting Machine, Story Label Punch
Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Glue, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel