Shell-ebrate You

Today’s card is starring the Turtle Friends Punch Bundle and would work for any age.  At least I hope it does since I made it for a close friend, who is younger than me, but not a child.  I thought the turtly play on words was just perfect.

 

Stampin' Up!, Turtle Friends, Turtle Punch, Pattern Party, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Punch

I had not really played with this stamp very much and making this card has given me several ideas for it.  Sadly it is on the retiring / almost gone list.  (There are only 7 days left of the current Annual Catalog!)  For the sweet turtle, I stamped and then colored her body with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  And did you notice her pink toes and lips?  The shell is stamped with Old Olive and then punched with the matching Turtle Punch.

The adorable little bird is stamped with Polished Pink and fussy cut using my wonderful Paper Snips.  Both the turtle and the bird are raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.   I don’t care for a lot of a solid cardstock.  So to alter that part of the Polished Pink I stamped the party streamers tone on tone down the open section.  And finally the sweet Turtly sentiment was added on the White with the Turtle and Bird.

Colors

Normally my color choices begin with the DSP.  This time the black and white plaid strip from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper was indeed the original idea.  And the Polished Pink came more from “what would go best with this strip of DSP?”.  An odd way of getting there but it worked!

There are probably not very many real life pink birds.  Maybe a flamingo?  But I took creative license and went with it for the little bird.  And to add bling for my finishing touch I went with pink again.  This time was the 2021-2023 In Color Gems.

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Swirls and Flowers

The Sentimental Swirls stamp set may be one that you have overlooked in the Mini Catalog.  After seeing it demonstrated prior to the catalog debut, I was hooked on it.  The various elements that it contains can be used in so many ways.  And it makes a quick and adorable card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Sentimental Swirls, Hello Beautiful, Everyday Label Punch, Flowers & Leaves Punch, Layering Circles, Abstract Beauty DSP, Brushed Brass Butterflies, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

There are two stamp sets used on this sweet card.  The first and most used is the Sentimental Swirls that I mentioned at the beginning.  As you can see, the swirl is beautiful.  And there are different size flowers, with both the outline and the fill.  I used the outline for the larger ones and colored using the Stampin’ Blends, and then punched out.  The smaller one is a “fill” shape and is stamped directly onto the cardstock.

For the sentiment, I went to a separate stamp set.  This great sentiment is from the Hello Beautiful set.  I truly love the sentiment and the mix of fonts.  The inside of the card has several of the smaller flowers stamped as well as a Happy Birthday from the Sentimental Swirls set.

Punches and Dies

Regarding the sweet flowers mentioned above, I discovered the larger one fits perfectly in the Flowers & Leaves Punch.  It contains two different size flowers and this is the smaller of the ones on the punch. For the centers of the flowers, I used the darkest blue of the Rhinestone Waves in the Waves of the Ocean Bundle. (See the specials at the bottom of the post!)

The arrangement of the sentiment was a result of wanting to utilize the beautiful Misty Moonlight piece of DSP from the Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper.  I love the flecks of gold!  So the hunt was on for layering pieces that would not totally cover that DSP.  The Everyday Label Punch came to the rescue for the DSP piece.  It is large enough without being too big.  Then I discovered that one of the Layering Circles dies will fit perfectly and leave enough of the great paper showing.

To ground the sentiment, I went with a small strip of the Fresh Freesia paper.  Between the flecks of gold in the DSP and the blue rhinestones, you would think I had enough of the bling going.  But no…. I had to add one of my current favorite bling items, the Brushed Brass Butterflies.  That was the finishing touch the card needed.

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Beauty of the Earth

To pair with the Winter theme from yesterday, I have another Winter card to share with you.  This one is more of snow and trees.  The idea for this card was from the paper.  It is the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.  I love this pack of great designs and color of paper, but find I have not been using it.

 

Stampin' Up!, Beauty of Friendship, Beauty of the Earth, Flowing Flowers, Fan Bakers Twine, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

The blue trees of the DSP is what set the tone of this card.  Because of the DSP, I did an unusual mix of Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent.  And it makes me happy to say that I love this coordination!  The focal tree is also stamped in Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, with some snowflakes in Balmy Blue.  But the DSP reminds me of a snowy night scene!

Stamps

The stamped tree is from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.  It pairs with the paper, and was the perfect tree for my snow scene.  For the sentiment, I went with the new Flowing Flowers stamp set.  I love that “Time For A Happy Dance”.  It reminds me of childhood when it snowed!  Just to be different, I fussy cut around the sentiment.  Then I layered it onto a scrap of Misty Moonlight and followed my first fussy cutting to create the layer.  As a finishing touch, I used the Navy Bakers Twine from the Fan Bakers Twine pack to create the ribbon and bow.

 

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Cocktails

 

I needed a birthday card for a friend who socializes quite a bit.  And there are cocktail parties in her neighborhood every week.  So I knew exactly the stamp set to use for this card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Nothing Better Than, Love You More Dies, Postage Punch, Gold Metallic Paper Brass Foil, Simply Elegant DSP, Jackie Beers

 

I could not get the foil paper to cooperate in the photo.  The foil seemed to deaden the Simply Elegant sheet.  It really does shine in person.

 

Stamps and Dies

The stamp set I immediately thought of is the Nothing Better Than.  It has Cocktails, Chocolate, and Cookies.  I went with the Cocktails.  There are matching dies, but are no longer a bundle, which are the Love You More Dies.   Those three words have dies, as well as a few drinks, cookies, and chocolate pieces.  I went with the party drink and the word Cocktails.

Paper and Punch

To begin this Cocktail party I started at the bottom, the card base is done with Smoky Slate Cardstock.  It pairs well with the silver of the DSP.  Next is Gold Foil Paper and then the piece from the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper.  The stamped cocktail is colored with Stampin’ Blends and punched using the Postage Stamp Punch.  Even this cute image needed a back layer, so I cut another piece of Gold Foil.  That really makes the color in the DSP pop!

To finish the card I needed the die cut Cocktails.  I used the Gold from the Gold and Rose Metallic Paper.  This  shimmery paper is simply gorgeous.  It is adhered to a Foam Adhesive Sheet then die cut.  All you have to do then is peal off the backing and you have a Cocktail sticker.  That simple step and product makes for such an easy word layer.

 

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Peony Expressions

The card I am sharing today is a special one.  It was made as a shower card for a sweet young lady I consider to be my Goddaughter.  And of course her fiance as well .  Pink is not really one of her wedding, or shower, colors. But pink and a peony just seem to go together.

 

Stampin' Up!, Expressions In Ink, Prized Peony, Color & Contour, Gold Foil, Jackie Beers

 

Stamp Sets

The star of this card is the peony.  It is from the Prized Peony stamp set and has matching Dies but is no longer a Bundle.  The Peony is stamped with Versamark onto Basic White cardstock.  I then used White Embossing Powder to heat emboss the image.  Next was the fun part.  It is an old technique that we used to use the sponges to create.  However, now we have the awesome Blending Brushes.  I used Polished Pink Ink and a Blending Brush to cover the entire embossed image.  After adding the color, I went back over the flower with a tissue and wiped the ink off of the White embossing.

Not to leave well enough alone, I tried a different technique as an addition for the leaves.  Using the Just Jade Light Stampin’ Blend, I did basically the same thing except just over the leaves.  I then used a tissue to wipe it off of the embossed area.  It is not as dark as I anticipated, but I like the subtle shading it gives.

For the sentiment I found this sweet one in the Color & Contour stamp set.  I stamped it using the Polished Pink Ink.  The ink color matches the darker areas in the Designer Series paper.

Dies and Punches

To cut out the peony image, I used the matching Die set that is aptly named Peony Dies.  It really does allow the peony to be the star of the card.  After choosing the band of Gold Foil to ground the peony, it left me without an area to stamp the sentiment.  Since I love punches, and have all of the current ones, I checked all that would fit the size I needed.  The one that fit the bill the best was the Essential Tag Punch.  It has just enough of a defining shape without competing with the flower and paper.  I did trim about 1/2″ off the bottom as it was a tad larger than I needed.

Paper

It is hard to believe that this fabulous paper is my final area to comment on.  For once the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper is NOT the star of the card. That is really hard to believe.  Because this card was for a special occasion, I went wild with the Gold Foil.  That is not something I normally do.  Usually less is better.  However, when dealing with the gorgeous DSP and the veins of gold, I had to have gold as the background layer.  Then I needed a grounding of some kind for the peony and tag. So add a strip of gold instead of a piece of ribbon as I normally would.

The finishing touch is a scattering of tiny Pearls.  There are more than I normally would use, but they add to the elegance.  I also used the Simply Elegant Trim (It has both Silver and Gold Trim in the Combo pack) to make a tiny bow for the tag.  I hope you are as happy with this final result as I am!

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Jackie

 

 


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Count On Me

I cannot believe that Father’s Day is Sunday!  Yesterday it was a month away.  Or at least it seems that way.  Since I do not generally post on the weekends, I made a quick Father’s Day, or just for any occasion, card.  I used the new Count On Me stamp set.  It is adorable and it called to me for this card.

 

 

Quick and Easy is Great

I went with a more plain card to showcase only the adorable Black Bear.  I am from East Tennessee originally and I love my Smoky Mountain Black Bears!  Of course he could be any color of bear to match your favorite.

The layout and colors were all about the bear.  I went with Crumb Cake card base for a more natural look.  It is paired with Basic Black, for the bear, and Real Red, for the heart.  There was much debate on adding some tone on tone stamping on the red layer I do have to say.  In the end I felt like clean was the way to go.

Stamps

The bear and grass are from the Count On Me stamp set.  The bear is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.  After it dried for a minute, I went back and added some shading using the same color.  It added just a touch of darker color.  The bits of grass are also from the same set and are stamped using Mossy Meadow Ink.

The sweet sentiment is from the Hats Off stamp set.  I love the font and the wording.  This would work for any occasion really.  Looking at my card, it would work for any occasion as well.

It is shocking to me, but this is two cards in a row with minimal products used!  Wow!!  I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend and are able to share some happiness!

 

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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