Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ICS BLog Hop - Umbrella Punch

Hello and Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share blog hop for August. 

This month our theme is "Punch Me Out".
We have such wonderful punches it was hard to choose!  I settled on the Umbrella Punch.  My card uses the two coordinating stamp sets, Pretty Parasol and Under My Umbrella.

This is my card:

My first step was to make myself a template for the Umbrella Punch.  I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock and put the punch all the way into the cardstock and punched.  It looks like this:

This enables you to stamp all 3 images onto your cardstock or DSP and then cut them out in one punch!  That is a trick that you can use for other punches also.

Here is lined up my stamp images inside the pattern and then I put them on my Stampin Block or you can use the Stamparatus. (my choice)

Here is one of my pieces inside the pattern just before I stamped it:

All of the supplies used for my project are listed below.

I used Stampin Write Markers for the colouring of my flowers on Whiper White cardstock but you could also use Stampin' Blends.  The leaves are cut from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper!

Follow along with Cynthia, she will have a great project to share!

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Dandelion Embossed Card

I fell in love with this 3D embossing folder when I got my copy of the new Annual Catalogue.  I was already in love with the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and actually use a dandelion image for my theme!

So I had to make a card or cards using this folder.  This is my first one of many that I will share with you over time.

I decided to use the vellum over the Bumblebee patterned DSP to give some texture under the vellum.  The image from the embossing folder is so pretty and really looks great on its own....
I also used some texture in the label with the Bumblebee cardstock and the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Jar of Flowers Anniversary Card

On Tuesday, our middle son and his wife celebrated their 7th Wedding Anniversary.

I had to make their card quite a while ago as they live in Australia and the mail has been very slow!
I am pleased to let you know that it arrived a few weeks before their anniversary.....phew!

I used the Jar of Flowers set for the focal point and then added other sets for the sentiments.
  Here is the card:

I have found that having the flowers coloured in different colour combinations and cut out has made a few of my cards a much faster process!

This is the inside of the card:

We had lots of space to send them both a little note to wish them a Happy Anniversary and sign the card.

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