27 January 2021

Happy Birthday featuring Forever Fern Stamp Set and Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper

 Hello and thanks for popping in!

I had lots of birthday cards to make for January so to get on top of things, I wanted to make a few that were simple and quick to put together. I'll definitely be making more of these using the same technique.



After watching a recent video by Ruth Trice at Artful Stamping, I decided to give stamping on Designer Series Paper (DSP) a try and I LOVE it!  These are a couple of the cards I created and they didn't take much time at all to assemble. The DSP I have used is a free item in the current Sale-a-Bration promotion. This paper can also be yours for free with any product purchase of $90.00 (before shipping).

This card I inked around the edges of the punched sentiment.



 For this card, I decided to add a few splatters but left the punched sentiment clean.  The splatters give a lovely finish don't you think?

Supplies Needed:

  • Stamp Sets:  Forever Fern (2020-21 AC), Happy Thoughts (J-J  2021 MC) 
  • Designer Series Paper: Paper Blooms (2021 SAB)
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick A4 (card base), Merry Merlot A4 (matte layer), Basic White scraps (sentiment)
  • Embellishments & Trims:  Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins, Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim
  • Tools:  Story Label Punch, Acrylic Clear Block D, Paper Trimmer

All supplies can be purchased through my online store here or by clicking on the 'Online Store' tab at the top of this page.  

Assembly:

  • Taking a piece of the striped Rococo Rose DSP cut to measure as a second layer of a card front, I roughly marked out where my sentiment would go and then stamped one of the leaf images from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Merry Merlot ink. 
  • On one card I used the splatter stamp from the same stamp set (Forever Fern) and stamped around the leaves again in Merry Merlot.
  • Adhere the stamped DSP to a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock measuring 1/8" larger on two sides (this will give you a small 1/16" border all round)
  • Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment on a scrap of Basic White cardstock in Merry Merlot and punch this out using the Story Label Punch.
  • On one card I have edged the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink to add definition.
  • I attached the punched sentiment using Dimensionals
  • Taking a small piece of Lace Trim, I folded it and tucked it under the sentiment.
  • For something a little bit extra special, I added a few of the Artistry Blooms sequins. 
 


 
 
Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you to give this technique a try.  If you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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13 January 2021

Stamped One-Sheet-Wonder - Colour INKspiration Challenge #92

 
 
 
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New challenge over at Colour INKspirations Challenge and wow, the colours this time are very bright, cheerful and could easily be tropical.  The colours for this challenge are: Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Calypso Coral, Magenta Madness and Garden Green and are inspired by a photo taken by fellow CIC Crew Member, Cheryll Miller. Black, White, Neutrals and Metalics are also allowed.
 
 
 I decided to stamp a One Sheet Wonder.  I follow the amazing Ruth Trice at Artful Stamping and she is a wiz at this technique. My project was definitely made easier by having the colours already chosen for me.
 
 

 
 
Supplies Needed:
  • Stamp Sets:  Blossoms in Bloom (AC 2020-21), Pretty Perennials (J-J MC 2021), Waterfront (AC 2020-21) 
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Calypso Coral, Magenta Madness, Garden Green, Gray Granite
  •  Cardstock:  Basic White Thick (card bases), Basic White Regular, Merry Merlot, Calypso Coral, Garden Green (matte layers)
  • Acrylic Clear Stamp Blocks: A, B, C, D and F
  • Paper Trimmer
All supplies can be purchased through my online store here or by clicking on the 'Online Store' tab at the top of this page.  
 
 Stamping it All:


  I started by stamping a background in Gray Granite using the large stamp from Blossoms in Bloom stamp set across the centre of my sheet of Basic White A4 cardstock.
 
 This is to add texture to the finished stamping.  Trust me, by the end, you won't even know it's there.





 
 
 
 
 Using the largest flower in the Pretty Perennials stamp set, I stamped over these in Magenta Madness in groups of three.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Using the second largest flower from the same stamp set, I stamped in Calypso Coral.  I stamped second generation to get added depth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 I took the smallest flower and stamped this in Daffodil Delight filling in the gaps in between and around the other larger flowers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Next I went and stamped the centres of the flowers in Merry Merlot using second generation stamping in the flowers that were also stamped second generation.
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 Using Garden Green, I went and stamped leaves on the outer edges of the flowers using the smaller leaf from Blossoms in Bloom.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I decided it needed a little more Merry Merlot in the mix so I went and stamped extra small flowers using one of the smaller flower stamps again from Blossoms in Bloom.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Next came splatters and this was stamped in Magenta Madness. I used the splatter stamp from Waterfront for this but you could use any splatter stamp you have.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
I then decided to add in a bit more Garden green and used one of the flower centres from the Pretty Perennials stamp set for this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Lastly, I didn't like the naked centres in the Daffodil Delight flowers, so I stamped the middles with Magenta Madness.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Once finished, I decided to make the most of my stamping and cut my page into eight equal card fronts.  You could just do four which would show more of the stamping.
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Here I've made four landscape orientation cards using Merry Merlot and Calypso Coral for my matte layers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And here I've made four portrait orientation cards using Merry Merlot and Garden Green as my matte layers.
 
I'm not sure if I will add a sentiment as I don't really want to cover all that beautiful stamping.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Close up of the stamping.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feel INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy! Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

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 Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you to give this technique a try.  If a full sheet overwhelms you, try a half, after all, it's only ink and cardstock.  If you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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