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 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Christmastime is Here!

Today's card uses just about everything from the limited time Christmastime is Here suite of products. This stamp set is really unique - the large rose image is a cling stamp, and all of the other stamps are photopolymer. You have lots of options for coloring that large image - Stampin' Blends, watercolor, or what I chose to do for this card - use the "fill in" stamps. It's easy to be an artist just with your stamping!



I also used the Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper, the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, and the Roses Dies. These products are so pretty, it's not hard to make a beautiful card! If you like them, make sure to add them to your collection soon - all of these products are available only while supplies last.



Stamps: Christmas Rose
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Poppy Parade
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Roses Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Friday, November 1, 2019

#GDP213: Happy Christmas

Hello, and thanks for stopping by today! Can you believe it's November? I can't! Christmas is right around the corner, and the colors at Global Design Project this week were the perfect inspiration for a Christmas card.

I paired these colors with the Stitched Stars Dies and the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set (a host set).


The Noble Peacock Foil adds just the right amount of shine! I hope you enjoyed my card today. This post needs to be quick, because nap time is already over, and it will soon be time for school pick up. It feels like the craziness of the holiday season is already starting - anyone else? 



Stamps: Greatest Part of Christmas
Ink: Lovely Lipstick
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Noble Peacock Foil
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Pinewood Planks EF, Die Cutting Machine 
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

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