Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee or Tea? Sale and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there! A sale has started up at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, along with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop... 

Here is my coffee card for today, using Stamp Simply's Steel Coffee or Tea? die set and clear stamp set of the same name:

I die cut the coffee sentiment three times...two from regular cardstock and one from decorator paper, then glued all three together. This gives the sentiment extra dimension. The cups and top panel were all popped up with dimensional tape.

Here is the inside of the design, stamped with Stamp Simply clear Coffee or Tea? sentiment:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping sure to check out the wonderful inspiration at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the 
wonderful sale at Stamp Simply!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Stamp Simply Patriotic Sentiments Shaker Card

Hello!  I have a shaker card for you today...first time making one. It went pretty quick as well...most time was spent picking the blue, red, and clear beads out of a multi color pack from my stash!

The base of the card is made of Coredinations Smooth Heavyweight White Cardstock, layered with red cardstock and navy Tim Holtz Distress Coredination Color Core Cardstock.

The shaker is made using Spellbinders Stars Five die set. I also used a Crystal Clear box for the window of the shaker, and a piece of fun foam from my stash (also could use Couture Creations Foamiran foam) to create depth in the star. I used 5 mm Multi Sequins (along with beads from my stash), picking the red, blue, and silver out; or single colors are also available. It is all glued together with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from Stamp Simply's new clear "Patriotic Sentiments." It is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Here's the inside of the card, with another sentiment from the Stamp Simply Patriotic Sentiments set:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mixed Media Coffee


I hope your week is getting off to a great start! We have a long weekend here to celebrate Montenegro's independence. As the hubby went out hiking, I enjoyed a creative day with a friend... playing with a 10 x 10" stretched canvas and getting our fingers dirty!

Here's my design, featuring a number of Tim Holtz product:

I've always loved the look of mixed media collages, but have only made a handful myself. 

I began by layering a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap onto the prepared canvas with Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium.

I wanted to tone down the background so proceeded to brush some Dina Wakley Media Gesso over the surface. After the gesso dried, I stenciled a couple of different patterns onto the surface using Tim Holtz Schoolhouse Lettering and Crossed stencils, along with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste.

Distressing and a bit of color was added to the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Antique Linen), Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, and DecoArt Metallic Lustre wax. Strips of Tim Holtz Distress "Elementary" Washi Tape added interest and was also used to wrap the sides of the canvas.

The coffee cups and saucer were die cut with Tim Holtz Coffee die (sorry, retired; another great die here, but a bit smaller--Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Coffee or Tea?) and Kaisercraft Art of Life decorator paper (also retired...using up my stash).  The "coffee" sentiment was die cut with Spellbinder Font 1 Uppercase Letter dies; the "time" sticker is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Big Chat Grand Discussion" sticker pad.

Additional highlights were created with a Farber Castell Pitt Big artist pen.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project for today; I was pretty pleased how it turned out and I had tons of fun creating it! See you back on Wednesday with my regular post... thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Two Quick and Easy Graduation Cards

I have two quick and easy graduation cards today...also fairly flat and easy to mail. Both cards are made with the new release graduation sets from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store..."Scripture for Graduation and Beyond and"Graduation Sentiments." 

First up: "Graduation Sentiments..."

The base for this design is a combination of Ranger Watercolor paper and black cardstock. If you want a little color in your design, grab some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, and dry brush a bit on.

Don't forget to add some color to the inside as well...

The graduation hat and scroll on card below are cut with Cheery Lynn Design Graduation Set dies. The Stamp Simply Graduation Sentiments are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

The second design is also created from Ranger Watercolor Paper. This time, the main background panel is embossed with Darice Graduation Hats embossing folder.

A border of May Art's black 3/8" velvet ribbon and a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot glitter add texture to the design.

Stamp Simply's "Scripture for Graduation and Beyond" set provide the sentiments and verse (stamped once again with the Versafine Black Onyx...BEST for sentiment clear!). 

The inside verse and sentiment...I wish now that I would have stamped the "congratulations" directly on the card, like the verse above it, but the die cut is glued in now...

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue was used to glue pieces together; Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue was used to apply the glitter; ScorTape was used to adhere the velvet; and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used for dimension and adhesion.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Our Daily Bread Designs--Beautiful Blooms, God Verses 2

Hello! I'm here today with a design using product from 
Our Daily Bread Designs! 

I'm all about easy to mail cards these days, and this one will provide some added encouragement to send along. Easy, but classy with the the die cut Filigree Circles. The Filigree Circles is a set of five graduated circle dies...beautiful layered upon each other. LOVE that they give a nice and crisp cut!

I layered the background with the ODBD's Beautiful Blooms paper...the pack comes with eight different prints (3 sheets of each print) and 4 solids (also 3 of each color).

ODBD's God Verses 2 is a set of six Bible verses, done in a mixed font. Very pretty, and useful for so many circumstances and occasions. God Verses 2 and Filigree Circles are both a part of Our Daily Bread Designs 2018 Anniversary Bundle, which ALSO includes Fancy Circle dies and God Quotes 2.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's design. Be sure to check out Our Daily Bread Designs for their monthly releases and also check their BLOG for tons of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Mother's Day Lace

I wanted to show you the card that I recently made to mail to my mother for Mother's Day using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's new All Occasion Sentiments SET 1 clear stamp set along with their "Get Well Tulip" stamp set and Steel die set. 

You can purchase the new sets either individually, or as a combo.

Let me tell you about the tulip first. I stamped using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Linen onto Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
It was then watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, using my Ranger Craft Mat and Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer to water down the ink for application with a paint brush. After the inks dried, I die cut the tulip using the Steel Tulip die from Stamp Simply.

I wanted a really lacy background for today's design, with a vintage feel. I cut a watercolor paper panel 4" x 5.25" and covered it with strips of lace...Gabriella and Valentina Venise laces, and May Art's 1.5" and 3/8" Crochet laces.

I layered the tulip over a piece of Dritz Cheesecloth, and glued it to the lace background with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

The sentiment from Stamp Simply's All Occasion Sentiments SET 1 was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink  and secured to the lace background with more Mono Multi glue and a vintage shell button threaded with May Art's Burlap String.

I think that my Mother will love this design, as well as get a kick out of getting one of her old buttons back that she kindly let me pilfer from her button box.

I hope that this design has given you inspiration to create something lacy today!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

All Occasion Sentiments and Patriotic Blog Hop--Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Welcome to today's Blog Hop. This week we are showcasing three sets from our NEW April Release. Last week we concentrated on graduation and other congratulatory events using two of our new sets. This week we will concentrate on the remaining three sets -- All Occasion Sentiments SET 1 and SET 2 and Patriotic Sentiments. Combine these sentiments with images, sentiments or Scripture from our other sets and your options are limitless! Hop along with us...the link list is a bit further down in the post.

My design for today's hop features Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's All Occasion Sentiments SET 2...with a crisp, clean "Happy Father's Day" greeting!

The inside of the card also has a sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments SET 2, stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink:

Let me give you a quick run down on how the steps and supplies to create this design...

The base is kraft cardstock. I began by spattering and distressing the card stock layers with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks...just smear some oxide ink onto a Ranger Craft Mat, spritz with a bit of water from a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, then spatter onto the cardstock using a paintbrush. Colors used: Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, and Black Soot. I also ran the Vintage Photo and Black Soot ink pads along the edges of the cardstock for added distressing.

The gears are Spellbinder Die D-Lites "Gears" die cuts. They are inked up with the same oxide inks using a Ranger Mini Blending tool. After coloring the gears, I added a bit of metallic sheen with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso Wax. You can see the sheen in this photo:

I added spatters of the Iced Espresso wax to the background of the card as well.

TomBow Aqua Liquid Glue and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips hold it all together. Flat and easy to mail for Father's Day!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations for this hop! 

Sharon Johnson (The Stamp Simply Blog)
Deb Saaranen (you are here)