Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Card Using Tranquil Tide Cardstock

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I wish to share another card I made using the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the Eastern Medallion Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!.  I really love using these two sets right now!  I also used the Happy Birthday Greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, which I feel looks great!  What do you think?

Card front
Close-up of top part of card

Close-up of bottom part of card

I hope you like this card and it inspires you to try it too.
Have a great week and I look forward to you stopping by again next week.











Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Tips and Tricks to Recreate this card:
Cut:
Whisper White Thick card base: 11" x 4 1/4"
Tranquil Tide cardstock mat:  5 1/4" x 4"
Flirty Flamingo cardstock scrap: 3" square 
Whisper White cardstock scrap:  2 1/2" square
Next:
1. Fold your cardstock base in half.
2. Take the large Eastern Medallion die, place onto the Tranquil Tide cardstock mat and diecut out using your Big Shot machine.  Cut the die away from the cardstock.
3.  Die cut the same large Eastern medallion die again from the scrap of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Cut out the die shape from the cardstock.
4. Using Tranquil Tide Ink stamp the flower shape and then die cut using the matching die.
5.  Using Flirty Flamingo Ink, stamp the small heart design onto each petal (see photo for placement).
6.  Using Versa Mark Ink, stamp the "Happy Birthday" greeting onto the Tranquil Tide cardstock mat (see photo) and then cover the greeting with White Embossing Powder and heat set using your Heat Tool.
7.  Take the Flirty Flamingo ribbon and wrap around the left hand side of the Tranquil Tide Cardstock mat (see photo) and tie a knot.  Secure the knot to the cardstock base with a mini glue dot.
8.  Attach the Tranquil Tide cardstock mat to your card base.
9.  Glue your Flirty Flamingo die cut medallion into the cutout circle (see photo).
10.  Glue the die cut and stamped flower medallion to the center of the Flirty Flamingo medallion.
11.  Attach the Gold Faceted Gems and the Pearl Basic Jewels to the Tranquil Tide cardstock mat as desired, or shown in the photo.
12.  Stamp the inside of your card as desired.
13.  Stamp the matching envelop, again as desired.
You are done!  Enjoy your own stamped creation! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Eastern Palace Card In Real Red

Happy Monday stampers!
So glad you stopped by for today's card share.
I really enjoyed the card I made last week using Stampin' Up!'s  Eastern Beauty stamp set and the  Eastern Medallion Die set, so I decided to create another one using a different color scheme.  I love red and black and wanted to add some gold, so I added Daffodil Delight.  


Card front


Close-up of top portion of card front


Bottom portion of card front


Inside of Card


I hope this card gives you some inspiration for your own card creativity this week.

Happy Inky Smiles for now.










Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips and Trick to Recreate this Card:
Cut:
Cardbase in Daffodil Delight: 11" x 4 1/4"
Basic Black cardstock mat (x 2): 5 1/4" x 4"
Real Red cardstock mat: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Very Vanilla cardstock for inside: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Scraps of Daffodil Delight cardstock for: 2" punched cirle; 1 1/4" punched circle and 2" die cut flower
Next:
1. Fold your Daffodil Delight card base in half and set aside.
2. Take three dies from the Eastern Medallion die set and place onto the Real Red cardstock mat in a pleasing arrangement to you (see photo for placement ideas).
3. Run your cardstock mat with the placed dies through your Big Shot machine.
4. Die cut the six petal flower from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
5.  Ink up the small decorative stamp (as shown in photo) with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamp onto each flower petal on the yellow flower and onto the red cardstock mat between each of the red petals (also stamp at the top and bottom corners of the red cardstock mat - see photo).
6. Ink up the 2" decorative circle stamp with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamp onto scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Punch out with 2" circle punch.
7.  Glue the stamped yellow circle onto the red die cut flower and then glue your die cut and inked yellow flower onto the center of the yellow circle.
8.  Ink up  one of the shaped greetings with the Basic Black Archival ink and stamp along the bottom right corner of the red flower.
9.  Ink up the largest double lined circle with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamp onto the red cardstock mat around the die cut medallion (see photo).
10.  Punch out one 1 1/4" circle from the Daffodil Delight cardstock and glue to the backside of the decorative circle die cut medallion in the upper left corner of the red cardstock mat.
11.  Glue your Real Read die cut mat to your Basic Black cardstock mat, and then glue this to your Daffodil Delight card base. 
12.  Attach the Gold Faceted Gems to your card front as shown.
13.  Stamp the Very Vanilla inside mat as desired (see photo for ideas) and then glue onto the Basic Black cardstock mat. Now glue this to the inside of your card.
14.  Sign the back of your card.
15.  Stamp/decorate your envelope too.
You are now done!  Enjoy your stamped creation and then send it out to someone special in your life!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Eastern Palace Birthday Card

Hello stamping buddies!
I hope you had a great week  - the sun has finally battled it out and is shining in my neck of the woods - whoo-hoo!

This past weekend I got to play a bit with the new Stampin' Up! May release: Eastern Palace Suite!  I used a different color combination though:  Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach!  I also added the retiring Petite Petals punch to the mix, because I love using my punches and I think the Petite Petals Punch work really great with this new set!  What do you think?

Card front

Close-up of large die cut medallion

Close-up of smaller die cut medallions cut into card front.

Inside of card - note: greeting is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set!

I hope you give this card a try.  As always, tips & tricks located at end of post :)

Have a wonderfully creative week, and I look forward to your next visit.
Happy Inky Smiles!








Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
Cut:
Tempting Turquoise cardstock base:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Bermuda Bay mat: 5 3/8" x 4 1/4"
Peekaboo Peach mat (inside): 
Very Vanilla mat (inside):
Scraps to Peekaboo Peach: to punch out two 1 3/4" circles and 2 flowers from the Petite Petal punch
Scrap of Tempting Turquoise to punch out one flower from the Petite Petal punch
Scrap of Whisper White cardstock to stamp and punch out greeting (1 1/2" circle punch)
Next:
1. Fold your card base in half and set aside.
2. Take three dies from the Eastern Medallion die set and place onto the Bermuda Bay cardstock mat in a pleasing arrangement to you (see photo for placement ideas).
3. Run your cardstock mat with the placed dies through your Big Shot machine.
4. Ink up one of the small decorative stamps of your choice (or look at photo for idea) with the Versamark in pad and stamp the decorative element around the largest die.  Cover with silver embossing powder and heat set your stamped decorative images.
5.  Punch out two 1 3/4" circles from the Peekaboo cardstock.
6.  Ink up one decorative circle stamp with Peekaboo Peach ink and stamp onto scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Then ink up greeting of your choice using Tempting Turquoise ink and stamp inside the stamped circle.  Now punch out your stamped piece with your 1 1/2" circle punch.
7.  Punch two petite petals from the Peekaboo Peach cardstock scrap.
8.  Punch out one petite petal flower from the Tempting Turquoise cardstock scrap.
9.  Shape your punched flowers on your stamping mat.
10.  Glue one of the Peekaboo Peach punched circles behind the middle die cut medallion.
11.  Glue your Bermuda Bay die cut mat to your Tempting Turquoise card base. 
12.  Glue your stamped greeting to the other Peekaboo circle and glue this to the largest die cut medallion.
13.  Glue one Peekaboo petite petal punched flower and the Tempting Turquoise petite petal to your die cut mat as shown photo.
14.  Attach the Rhinestone Basic Pearls as desired (see photo for placement ideas).
15.  Glue your Very Vanilla mat to the Peekaboo mat and glue this to the inside of your card.
16.  Glue on the remaining Peekaboo petite petal to the bottom right corner of your inside matted card.
17.  Sign the back of your card.
18.  Stamp/decorate your envelope too.
You are done!  whoo-hoo! Who are you sending this card to?