SSC 199…

I know, 2 days in a row, wonders will never cease!

Today’s card is taken from the sketch challenge over at Stamping 411  They always have a great sketch, not to mention the measurements!

Layer 1: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ – Very Vanilla

Layer 2: 4 x 5-1/4″ – Wild Wasabi
Layer 3: 2-3/4 x 3-1/4″ – Rose Red
Layer 4: 2-5/8 x 3-1/8″ – Watercolour Paper

I stamped random images from “Growing Green” onto Wild Wasabi Cardstock, using Wild Wasabi Ink

I stamped the same image onto Water Colour Paper in Chocolate Chip Ink & using my Aqua Painter, coloured the image with Wild Wasabi Ink.  The flower image was stamped onto a scrap of Water Colour Paper again using Chocolate Chip Ink, coloured it with Rose Red Ink & my Aqua Painter.  I cut around the flower & adhered it to the Water Colour Paper using SU Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip Ink.

I adhered this to a piece of Rose Red Cardstock, tied my ribbon across the top & adhered the whole section to my base card which is Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend, Growing Green
Ink – Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Watercolour Paper
Ribbon – 3/7″ Taffeta Real Red
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, SU Dimensionals, Aqua Painter

Until next time, Enjoy!

LNS 113…

It has been quiet sometime since my last post and to start again, thought I would do the challenge from Latenight Stampers.  This time it called for a colour challenge, with these colours looking absolutely stunning together – Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Certainly Celery & Early Expresso.  I decided to use one of my favourite stamp sets – “Great Friend”.

Base Card – Blushing Bride – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – cut, score & fold in half
Layer 1 – Early Expresso – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm

For my card, I layered Early Expresso Cardstock onto the Blushing Bride Base Card.  I then applied Blushing Bride ink over the smooth section of Embossing Folder Petals-A-Plenty & ran it through the Big Shot.

I cut a piece of Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, along with a piece of Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon.  The Whisper White Ribbon I then ran over So Saffron Ink to give me So Saffron Ribbon
I stamped the sentiment using Early Expresso Ink & punched it out using my Word Window Punch.  I attached all 3 pieces together with a Clear Rhinestone Brad, adhered it to the embossed cardstock & then adhered that to the base card.
I stamped 3 butterfly images using So Saffron, Early Expresso and Certainly Celery Inks.  I cut these images out, applied Dazzling Diamonds & 3 small Basic Rhinestones down each centre of the butterflies.  These were then adhered to the LHS of the card.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend
Inks – So Saffron, Early Expresso, Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride
Cardstock – Whisper White, Early Expresso, Blushing Bride
Embossing Folders – Petals-A-Plenty
Punches – Word Window
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon – Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Basic Rhinestones, Rhinestone Brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Two-Way Glue, Big Shot
All in all, a very clean & simple card!
Until next time, Enjoy!


This is another set I’ve had for quiet some time, but have not used it as much as I should have.  It makes for a lovely card.  We all tend to go for our newer stamps, forgetting that our older stamps are feeling very lonely on our shelves & still do such a lovely job.  I will admit that some of my favourite stamps are the older stamp sets I have.

Flowes –
Stamp 3 images, one in Concord Crush & 2 in Pretty in Pink onto Whisper White Cardstock
Using your Watercolour Pencils, colour 2
With an Aqua Painter & Inks, paint the 2 you have just coloured in
For the 3rd flower – using a pencil, tuck flower ends under.  I adhered these to a Mini Glue Dot
Adhere all 3 flowers togther
Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the centre of the top flower & pour in Glitter
Once dry, tap excess glitter back into bottle

Card –
Cut Base Card using Concord Crush Cardstock
Cut DSP – Lap of Luxury a little bit smaller
Adhere Taffeta Ribbon across the bottom about 1/4 way up
Adhere DSP to base card
Cut Concord Crush Cardstock – 3 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 8cm x 6cm
Cut Pretty in Pink Cardstock – 3″ x 2 1/4″ or 7.5cm x 5.5cm
Cut DSP – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 7cm x 5cm
Adhere all layers together & then adhere to the LHS onto the base card
Adhere flower to centre
Stamp sentiment onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Concord Crush
Using small Oval Punch, punch sentiment
Punch Concord Crush using Large Oval Punch
Adhere both together & apply to top of ribbon using SU Dimensionals

Tip – With new DSP & an old stamp set, your card will take on a whole fresh look

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Scribble This, Great Friend
Inks – Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Concord Crush
DSP – Lap of Luxury
Punches – Oval, Oval Large
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta – Pretty in Pink
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SU Dimensionals, Glitter – Pink

Until next time, Enjoy!

Red Robin…

A beautiful photo of a lovely little bird!

I’ve created this card for the challenge over at Our Creative Corner

Like most of my cards, I’ve tried to keep it for any occasion, ie Birthday, Sympathy, Thank You, etc  I find this works easiest for me, then I am not having to try & think of a card to make at the last moment.  I will also make a lot of cards with no sentiment/greeting so that when I do need a card in a hurry, I then stamp a sentiment/greeting, either directly onto the card or adhere one to the card.

For my card –
Cut base card using Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Cut smaller piece of Cardstock using Riding Hood Red & adhere to base card
Cut Cardstock using Chocolate Chip – 4″ x 2 1/2″
Cut piece of Garden Green Cardstock – 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8
Adhere Garden Green to Chocolate Chip
Cut piece of Watercolour Paper – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″
Stamp image using Chocolate Chip Ink

Using Aqua Painter, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red & Garden Green Inks, colour image
Adhere Watercolour Paper to Garden Green piece of Cardstock
Attach Brad to middle piece of ribbon
Attach ribbon across bottom of image & tuck ends under
Attach whole section to the base card
Stamp sentiment/greeting using Chocolate Chip Cardstock & punch using Oval Punch
Punch piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock using larger Oval Punch
Punch piece of Garden Green Cardstock using Scallop Oval Punch
Adhere all 3 pieces together
Adhere to RH bottom of card
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Every Moment, Great Friend
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Watercolour Paper, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green
Ribbon – Retired
Punches – Scallop Oval, Oval, Oval Large
Accessories – Snail Glue, Aqua Painter
Non-SU – Brad

This card could be used for male or female or for that matter any occasion!

Until next time, Enjoy!

Old Friend…

I’ve dug out another old stamp set – Great Friend for today’s card.  This woud have to be one of my all time favourites & ask myself “why don’t I use it more?”  Good question, so fingers crossed you will see more of it this year!
The sketch is from Utah Divas International
Cut base card in Pear Pizzazz – score & fold in half
Cut Early Expresso – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Adhere to base card
Cut 4 pieces of DSP Patterns – Blushing Bride – 2 1/2″ x 1 7/8″
Adhere to Early Expresso Cardstock
Using Circle # 2 Bigshot Die & Early Expresso Cardstock, cut out circle
Using Circle # 2 Bigshot Die & Whisper White Cardstock, cut next size down for top circle
Stamp leaf image randomly over Whisper White using Pear Pizzazz Ink
Adhere to Early Expresso circle
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to back of Early Expresso, adhere to centre of card base
Stamp 2 butterfly images onto scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using Blushing Bride Ink & cut around images
Adhere to top of circle
Apply Jewels to the centre of butterflies
Stamp sentiment directly onto DSP – if desired
Again, I have left my sentiment off until such time as I go to use it & then I will stamp my sentiment directly onto my card
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend
Ink – Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Pear Pizzazz, Early Expresso, Whisper White
DSP – Blushing Bride
Bigshot Dies – Circle # 2
Accessories – Snail Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Jewels
Until next time, enjoy!