Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Lord is My Shepherd

 Welcome! Here with a sympathy card today using

The Psalm 23 Bible passage is stamped on white cardstock with a Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and Delicata's non tarnishing "Golden Glitz" ink pad. It was then die cut with Spellbinder's "Hemstitch Rectangles" dies and layered (using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue) over a piece of solid decorator paper from Wild Rose Studio's "Dancing Daisies" pack. A striped piece of the "Dancing Daisies" covers the base of the card.

I stamped the coneflower from the "Thank Your for Caring Coneflower" set with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink onto the white cardstock, die cut it with the
Coneflower Steel die, then proceeded to paint it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I simple dabbed the ink pads onto my Ranger Non-Stick Craft sheet, sprayed them with water from my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, and painted away with a watercolor paint brush. Easy clean up with just a baby wipe.

The coneflower is topped with a Seam Binding Ribbon Bow, created with an Original Bow Easy. See the tutorial HERE.

And the inside sentiment from the "Deepest Sympathy" stamp set, stamped with the Golden Glitz ink:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for something new and special happening this week over at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Take Time to Smell the Coffee

Take time to smell the coffee...have a set and enjoy a cup! 

Having fun playing with Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's clear "Coffee or Tea?" stamp set and "Coffee or Tea?" steel die sets. I just love the scalloped cup with shapely handle that is part of the die set; the cup and handle come in both this size and also smaller.  The clear stamp set has numerous sentiments that mix and match perfectly.

The decorator paper used here is Kaisercraft's "Nan's Favourites." It's also one of my faves, as it has a kitchen-y appeal with gorgeous prints and colors. You can see how the paper used for the cup above has a bit of red foil in it...LOVE how Kaisercraft adds those special touches.

The coffee steam is vellum; the bling is from my stash, but you can find similar sparkle HERE, HERE or HERE

Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, along with Tonic's Tim Holtz Stamp Platform was used. Tombow Mono Aqua glue was used to adhere the layers.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

On My Mind

The rose was also stamped with the Delicata ink and stamp platform onto Ranger Watercolor paper.  When you use the stamp platform, you can stamp numerous times in the same spot--so your golden image comes out perfectly stamped-- all ready to color.

Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Iced Spruce, and Peeled Paint) were used to watercolor the rose image. The rose was then die cut, a May Art's 1/4" Silk Ribbon tied upon, and adhered to the card background with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hug in a Cup

Coffee...a hug in a cup! Sometimes sitting down with one of your closest friends and drinking coffee on their front porch is like 
a mighty BIG that I miss dearly while living overseas.

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's clear "Coffee or Tea?" stamp set and "Coffee or Tea?" Steel die set capture these wonderful times perfectly for me. Plus, the mellow colors and beautiful prints in Kaisercraft's "Golden Grove" decorator paper work beautifully with "Coffee or Tea."

The card is layered up with some of the beautiful prints from Golden Grove (plus there are more prints from the pad under the card in the photo). I stamped the "hug in a cup" sentiment directly onto the decorator paper background with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink using the Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. 

The "coffee" die cut was cut from white cardstock, then shaded with Tim Holtz Distress ink in both Wild Honey and Mustard Seed. The word was then glued into place on the background with Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.

The tea cup was die cut from the decorator paper with the larger size cup in the "Coffee or Tea?" die set. After the cup and handle were glued into place, I took a Copic Sketch marker (Putty) and shaded the edges around the tea cup, as in the picture on the right. I then used a Copic Blender marker to pull the color out a bit, you can see the final result in the photo up top.

May Art's Baker's Twine ties the design together.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The sale is still running at Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

Thanks for joining me during this holiday week!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Coffee or Tea?

 So excited to share my first post with you with the new Stamp Simply Clear "Coffee or Tea?" stamp set and 

Take a look at the new set and dies:

The back ground is layered decorator paper: Kaisercraft's "High Tea." Perfect, old fashioned and lovely prints, perfect for tea cups!

I die cut the tea cups and tea bag with the Stamp Simply dies, then mounted them with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips onto the background. The tea bag is tied on with May Art's Burlap String. 

The sentiment from the stamp set is stamped with Versafine Sepia Ink and a Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, then die cut with a Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangle die (similar HERE).

Venise Lucia white lace acts as a border and a bit of frill.

Take a look at the inside sentiment:

I paper pieced the inside border, then layered the sentiment over it.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are all enjoying 
the holiday season! 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wishing you Christmas Blessings

A rustic, grayed down design for you today! I love the Kaisercraft's "Christmas Edition" decorator paper pad...
the gray and cream tones are simply beautiful, yet non traditional.

The background is layers of the "Christmas Edition" papers--the dark gray wood topped with a banner shaped layer, die cut with a JustRite A2 Stitched Banners and Rectangles die.

Stamp Simply's clear "Christmas Blessings" stamp set along with Stamp Simply's Holly Steel die set provides the sentiment and holly leaves for the design. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then die cut with a Spellbinder Classic Oval die. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips pop the oval for added dimension.

The holly leaves were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  (and a Tonic Tim Holtz stamp platform!) onto Ranger Tim Holtz Watercolor paper, then watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress inks: Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood, Aged Mahogany, and Antique Linen.

A May Art's 1.5" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon poses as a border, along with the same ribbon made into a bow using an Original Bow Easy.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's rustic design. All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

**Be sure to check out the $2.95 shipping to all US orders, December 9-16 at Stamp Simply!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!