Clean and Simple Saturday - Get Well Wishes

Hello there and welcome to Clean and Simple Saturday!

I created this card to highlight heat embossing. It is a very simple, yet very effective tool. Here I have heat embossed my flower image with white embossing powder. Next I used a sponge dauber to daub Soft Sky ink over the image which brings the image out in a very soft way, giving the whole card a very feminine and romantic feel.

I paper pierced the edges to add a bit more impact and layered my image with Soft Sky, adding impact to the image. A simple sentiment stamped in Soft Sky completes the card.

Beautiful. Simple. Done!

Thank you for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Best of Flowers (133342), Express Yourself (130339)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Soft Sky (131203) Cardstock

Ink: Versamark (102283) Pad; Soft Sky (131181) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Heat Tool (129053); Clear (109130) Stampin' Emboss Powder; Paper Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199); Stampin' Trimmer (126889); Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments: None

Best of Flowers - Freshly Made Sketches #108

Greetings! I'm back today with a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

I thought the hydrangea from the Best of Flowers Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary stamp set would work perfectly with this sketch and then built from there:

When using two colors on one stamp, I usually use Stampin' Markers to ink up the stamp but today I tried something a bit different. I stamped the image onto my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig stamp positioner, lined the image up onto my piece of Very Vanilla cardstock just where I wanted it, then I slide a 3x3 Post-It note under the stamp positioner and carefully covered up the stem and leaves of the flower. I removed the stamp positioner, stamped the flower in Pool Party ink, and reversed the process! I think the image stamped very cleanly!

The card base is NOT Old Olive cardstock, but rather is one of the papers from the Etcetera Designer Series Paper pack! I glanced right over it at first because there is a very large pattern on the paper but on second glance, I realized I could cut out around the pattern and have a nice crisp backdrop for the other delightful pattern paper in the same pack. And the colors were green and blue...perfect for a hydrangea!!

And isn't the font on this sentiment amazing? It just soooo girly!! Love it!

I used the new Envelope Punch Board to round all these corners...ez peasy :)

I didn't feel that the card needed much more so I used some simple Linen Thread and a double bow with a bitty button for jewelry.

I spent the weekend stamping away and look forward to sharing more projects with you! I'll be back on Wednesday with some halloween treats :)

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Best of Flowers (133342), A Dozen Thoughts (131059)

Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Old Olive (100702) Cardstock; Etcetera (130129) Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ink: Pool Party (126982), Old Olive (126953) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Envelope Punch Board (133774)

Embellishments: Linen Thread (104199), Naturals Designer Buttons (127554)

Thanks for stopping by!

Clean and Simple Saturday - Bright & Cheery Birthday Wishes

Hello there! It's been awhile since I last posted...my creative mojo took a back seat to some health issues but I'm feeling much better. I spent all of yesterday stamping, it felt wonderful!

A few weeks ago I posted a card that utilized the color scheme I saw on a package of napkins at the grocery store (that still cracks me up, never know when inspiration will strike!).

I fell in love with the layout that I created and thought it very flexible and easily modified to different occasions and recipients. The first one I create had a masculine tone to it so I decided to make a girly girl card:

Isn't it FUN!!! It's so bright and cheery! You'll laugh at my color inspiration this time...I knew I would need to emboss the cupcakes to make them stand out amongst all that white so I looked to see what color embossing powders I own. Tangerine Tango, check. Melon Mambo, check. Wild Wasabi, check. I'm glad they go together so well because those were the only bright colors I own, lol! Actually, I think it's probably Stampin' Up! doing it's job behind the scenes, quietly making it easier for stampers to be successful!

I kept the color order of the cupcakes and the banners the same to provide visual continuity and kept the green cardstock in the middle for the same reason. I put the Melon Mambo cardstock layer at the bottom as it is the visually stronger color and the card would be off balance if it were on top.

I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the cupcakes to give them some added pizzazz and two little Candy Dots...love, love, love them! Sooooo much easier than brads...if I don't get them placed perfectly I can quickly adjust their placement!

I've been working on some Halloween cards so please check back soon!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Best of Birthdays (132929)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320), Wild Wasabi (108641), Tangerine Tango (111349) Cardstock; Brights (130134), Subtles (130135) Designer Series Paper Stacks

Ink: Versamark (102283) Pad

Tools: Big Shot (113439); Chalk Talk Framelits Dies (129983); Heat Tool (129053); Melon Mambo (123223), Wild Wasabi (123224), Tangerine Tango (123106) Stampin' Emboss Powder; Stampin' Trimmer (126889); Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments: Brights (130931), Subtles (130933) Candy Dots

Thanks for stopping by!