Sweet Songbird for FMS542 and #GDP349

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I love combining challenges!  The card I created today meets both the Global Design Project #349 and the Freshly Made Sketches #542 challenges.  The adorable Sweet Songbird stamp set paired so well with the GDP colors of Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, and Daffodil Delight, along with the neutral Basic Black.

Without further ado, here’s my card:

 

 

Here are the challenge banners:

Measurements:

  • The Parakeet Party base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent fold.
  • I trimmed the white cardstock background after running it through my cut and emboss machine using the Timber 3D embossing folder. The final measurement is 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Next, I embossed a piece of Tahitian Tide cardstock using the Timber 3D embossing folder. Then, I trimmed it to 2-1/2 by 5-1/4 inches. Once I had it trimmed, I lined up the Tahitian Tide embossing with the embossing on the white cardstock and adhered the pieces together.
  • The white cardstock for the inside of the card also measures 5-1/4 by 4 inches.
  • The last measurement belongs to the Parakeet Party 2-1/2 by 6 inch piece of In Color 6 x 6 inch DSP for the envelope flap.

Putting it Together:

  • I used the largest circle in the Stylish Shapes die set to crop the white cardstock mat under the bird. Then, I used my Daffodil Delight Stamping Write Marker to outline the circle.
  • The adorable songbird is stamped in Tahitian Tide ink.
  • Next, I punched out the bird. Then, I used scraps of the Tahitian Tide 6 x 6 DSP (designer series paper) and of Daffodil Delight 6 x 6 inch DSP to punch the beak and wing.
  • I stamped the sentiment, the next, notes, and the bird’s eyes using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • At first, I stamped the branch in Soft Suede. However, after reading the GDP guidelines, I needed to go back and color the branch using my Basic Gray marker.
  • I stamped the leaves using Parakeet Party ink, and the flowers using Daffodil Delight ink. Then, I added three small Tahitian Tide in color dots to the center of each flower.
  • I used two of the banner dies from the Stylish Shapes die set for the sentiment. The bottom banner is cropped from the same Daffodil Delight cardstock as the beak. I outlined the white cardstock sentiment using the Tahitian Tide Stamping Write Marker, then added dimensionals under it. The Daffodil Delight banner is adhered directly to the blue cardstock and fits under the white circle.
  • Next, I added dimensionals under the bird and nest and adhered them to the circle.
  • I used a thank you sentiment from the Best Year stamp set on the inside of the card. I also stamped the smaller bird and song notes on the inside.
  • Finally, I punched a 1 inch circle out of Daffodil Delight DSP and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker for the envelope seal. With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Happy Birthday and #GDP346

My first great-niece turns 6 this summer.  I am not sure how that’s possible because it, as it usually does, time flies.  Right now, she’s all about rainbows, so that had to be the theme of my birthday card for her.  I paired rainbow colors with ladybugs (yes, my obsession continues) and the sketch from the Global Design Project #346.

Here’s my card:

 

Here’s the challenge banner from #GDP346:

 

I stayed very true to the sketch in that I used trios of flowers, found in the Hello Ladybug stamp set, to climb diagonally across the card.

Measurements:

  • The Pacific Point base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The white cardstock for the front of the card measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches. As usual, the white cardstock for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • All I needed to finish off the measuring was the DSP (designer series paper) for the envelope flap. I used a piece of Gorgeous Grape 6 x 6 inch DSP and trimmed it to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches. Since I used leftover pieces for the ladybug bodies, wings, the sentiment panel, and the envelope seal, that’s it for measurements.

Stamping:

  • With the exception of the sentiment on the front of the card, everything else comes from the Hello Ladybug bundle.
  • I used Real Read, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape colors for the trios of flowers.
  • Fitting all the colors on the front of the card was essential. Therefore, I stamped the Real Red first, then the Gorgeous Grape. I could then figure out how the rest of the colors would fit in the available space.
  • For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black first and then the Real Red and Gorgeous Grape flowers. Then, I worked in the Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Pacific Point flowers.
  • Next, I stamped the trio of dots on the front and inside of the card. I started randomly, but then decided that I needed to make sure that the trio of dots kind of anchored the climbing flowers.

Finishing Up and Hints:

  • I wanted the black dots to have some sort of dimension without using actual dots. Therefore, I used my fine-tip glue pen and placed a small dot of glue on the dots.
  • HINT: Before you start putting small dots of glue on tiny dots, squeeze some glue on a piece of scrap paper to lower the chances of getting air bubbles in the glue. Air bubbles will wind up joining all three dots together instead of separate dots.
  • HINT #2: Let the liquid glue dry absolutely completely. Leave the cardstock flat and let it dry. Even if you think it might be dry, leave it alone for a bit longer. Trust me.
  • While I was waiting for the dots to dry, I made the ladybugs. I punched the bodies and the wings from scraps of Basic Black and Real Red.
  • Then, I used the coordinating dots stamp for the dots on the wings using Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Of course, I had to add self-adhesive googly eyes to these ladybugs! They really add a playful look to the ladybugs. Just in case you wanted to use googly eyes, these measure 8 mm.
  • Then, I stamped the sentiment, found in the Best Year stamp set, in Gorgeous Grape. After cropping the sentiment using a die from stitched rectangles, I outlined it with my Gorgeous Grape marker.
  • I added four matte black dots in the corners of the sentiment panel.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Celebrate YOU for GDP#296 & HLS June

Hello and welcome to my two-fer card! Today I am sharing a card I created for the Global Design Project #296 challenge and the Happy Little Stampers June challenge to use a die.

Here’s my easy-peasy card:

Here are the challenge banners for this card:


Measurements

  • I started with a Night of Navy base which measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • I didn’t trim down the white background cardstock until after running it through the cut and emboss machine in the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. Then I trimmed it to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
    • TIP: When using embossing folders on your cardstock, you will get a much more precise measurement if you trim it after you emboss it.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures my usual of 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I am still using up my 6 x 6 inch DSP from last year, and I used the Night of Navy woodgrain piece here. It measures 1 inch by 5-3/8 inches.
    • TIP: My piece of DSP somehow wound up being less than 1/16 short. Not a problem because I used my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write marker to just barely cover the little, tiny piece of white at the bottom of the strip. You didn’t even notice, did you? The recipient won’t either. Score.
  • I cut a piece of the gorgeous (and very soon retiring) Fine Art Floral DSP to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap. Lately, I have found that I really need to attach the DSP for the envelope flap as soon as I trim it. I also punched a piece of DSP using the 1 inch circle punch and ran it through the XYRON create-a-sticker for the seal.
  • I used scrap white cardstock for both the sentiment block and the floral spray.

Putting the Card Together

  • I used my Stamparatus for both the sentiment and the floral spray. Using the Stamparatus allowed me to stamp multiple layers of Pool Party ink on each.
  • Another good use for the Stamparatus is for using the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I started with the sentiment and, when I finished that I moved onto the floral spray. After getting the color Pool Party color I wanted, I cleaned the stamp and then used my embossing buddy on the dried ink/cardstock. I still had the cardstock lined up in the Stamparatus, so I easily stamped the Versamark a couple of times.
  • After stamping the Versamark, I covered the cardstock with the clear embossing powder then heat set it.
  • Thanks to Debbie Mageed’s tip, I placed the sentiment back on the Stamparatus and repeated the process, including using the embossing buddy and heatsetting the second layer of embossing powder. Finally, I trimmed a mat of Night of Navy to size for the sentiment.
    • TIP: Whenever I am using the Stamparatus I have the Stamparatus sized grid paper under the cardstock. This allows me to trace two of the corners of the cardstock so I know for sure that I have everything lined up correctly.
  • Repeat the process for the floral spray.
  • Time for the dies: I used the Stitched Rectangle die to crop the sentiment. Then, I used the Floral Gallery Dies for the floral spray.

Finishing Up

  • I used multipurpose glue to adhere the white cardstock and the DSP to the front of the card.
  • Then, I popped the sentiment and the floral spray up on dimensionals.
  • Amazingly, I made a bunny ears bow out of Pool Party ribbon. I adhered it to the spray using a glue dot.
  • Then I used the multipurpose adhesive to adhere the inside white cardstock panel.
  • After trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I’d finished this card/envelope/seal coordinated set.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.


Have a Peachy Day!
Sue

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#GDP255 and 2 More for a BLOG CANDY Giveaway!

The theme for this week’s Global Design Project #255 includes the use of trees or leaves. Even though I’ve used Forever Fern quite a lot lately, I still chose it for this card.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

I could’ve chosen to use one of the new autumn sets for this card, but I had a picture in my head, and it definitely called for Forever Fern.

Let’s Get Started

  • Picking out the plaid pattern for the bottom of the card needed to be the first thing I did. The colors Cajun Craze, Shaded Spruce, and Basic Gray in this pattern had a huge amount of potential! I trimmed the plaid DSP to 1-3/4 inches by 4-1/8 inches. While I had that DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Next, I decided the base of the card needed to pull out the Shaded Spruce in the plaid, I used it for the base. I trimmed it to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • The Whisper White layer followed my usual mat size of 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I stamped the splotches in Basic Gray three times before reinking. originally, I thought I’d stamp sporadically. However, I got carried away and stamped all over the white cardstock.
  • I decided I needed some sort of separation between the plaid and the white cardstock. Therefore, I used a piece of the Basic Gray DSP trimmed to 1/4 inch by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Additionally, I wanted something to tie all the leaves together. So, I cropped a piece of Smoky Slate using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes die set. To create the ring, I used the closest fitting circle from the Layered Circles die set.
  • In order to give some height to the focal arrangment of leaves and stems, I cropped a piece of the same Basic Gray pattern using the largest spray of leaves in the die set.

Stamping and Assembling

  • I stamped two leaf sprays in each of the Cajun Craze and Shaded Spruce colors. Next, I stamped the center spray in Basic Gray. Even though I now had six leaf/stem sprays, I achieved the odd number balance with the Smoky Slate cardstock ring.
  • After cropping out the stamped images, I simply played around with different arrangements before adhering anything down. Once I found an arrangment I liked, I took a picture of it, which makes it so much easier to reconstruct the arrangment.
  • I used the multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the pieces down, starting with the ring of cardstock and working my way forward.
  • Next, I stamped the greeting in Shaded Spruce and cropped it using the Stitched Rectangle die. I placed dimensionals on the back of the sentiment panel to give it some dimension.
  • At this point, I thought I had finished the card. However, it didn’t look finished because it felt unconnected. Ribbon would have been too much. Thankfully, I had some Cajun Craze baker’s twine left from last Thanksgiving. I made a bow using a technique I’d seen on a few of Mary Deatherage’s, with Stamps-n-Lingers, FaceBook lives and her videos. Can’t for the life of me remember what she called it. This is one of the first times I’ve created one of these bows with which I was happy. I attached the bow off-centered and right where the Basic Gray DSP meets the arrangment. Since the tails are long enough to fall over the sentiment, I had connected all the elements together.
  • After I adhered and trimmed the piece of the plaid DSP to the envelope flap, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

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One Card, Three Challenges!

I don’t think I’ve been able to combine three challenges into one card before. However, for this card, I combined the Global Design Project 251, Freshly Made Sketches 446, and Sunday Stamps Challenge 236. Wow! The #GDP251 challenge required an aquatic theme. FMS446 wanted a slimline card, and SSC236 is a sketch challenge.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Measurements:

  • The Granny Apple Green base is 7 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored vertically at 3-1/2 inches.
  • For the front of the card, I trimmed white cardstock to 3-3/8 inches by 8-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 3-1/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches for the inside.
  • Since the Whale of a Time DSP measures 6 inches by 6 inches, I had to very carefully combine two pieces of DSP. I used two of the Pacific Point wave patterns for the front. I left the waves on the bottom, and combined the darker piece to the top. The final measurement for this DSP combination came out to 3-1/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches.
  • The Bumblebee DSP measures 1-1/4 inches wide by 3 inches long. Since the middle will be covered, I didn’t need to use long strips of this DSP.
  • After embossing a piece of 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches piece of white cardstock with the Seabed 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 3-7/8 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed the turtle DSP to 2-3/8 inches by 6 inches. Dimensionals provide the popped up height.

Assembly:

  • Once I had all my pieces trimmed, I settled on the sentiment. Using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, then cropped it using a stitched rectangle die.
  • I used a piece of the Granny Apple Green DSP from the Whale of a Time set and cropped it using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. The sentiment is adhered directly to the DSP using the multipurpose liquid glue, and there are dimensionals under the DSP.
  • Since I’d already cut all the pieces I needed, I just needed to start at the bottom and put the card together following the Sunday Stamps sketch. It took me longer to measure and cut all the pieces than it did to assemble the card.
The Inside:
  • I wanted to make this a birthday card, so I used the “Hoping all your birthday fishes come true” on the inside. I guess I didn’t think too much about it, but I decided to stamp turtles on the inside to match the front of the card instead of fish to match the sentiment. In the long run, I don’t think anyone will notice other than you and me.
  • For some reason, I really struggled with this turtle stamp. When I tried to stamp it fresh off the ink pad, I wound up with blobs. Thankfully, I started my test stamps on my grid paper. I decided to use Just Jade and Pacific Point ink and stamped all of the turtles second generation on the white cardstock.
  • Finally, I stamped some air bubbles using Pool Party.
  • Here’s the inside of the card:
  • With that, I’d finished my slimline, three challenge card. I still have to make an envelope to go with it, but am hoping it will fit in a legal size envelope.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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#GDP250 and ctd603 Two-fer with a Split Card

It’s true, another Forever Fern card for this two-fer. The Color Throwdown #603 challenge calls for green, orange, and yellow. I used Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight. When paired with the Global Design Project #250 sketch challenge the colors create a completely different look to the Forever Fern stamps. Since I used the split card technique, I have a mirror image card I can use another day in another way.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

This technique is one of the easiest ways to get two cards out of one stamping time. Start with 1/2 sheet of cardstock, in this case I used white cardstock cut to 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches. I very, very lightly scored this piece at 4-1/4 inches just enough to see the exact middle of the cardstock. Then, I started stamping. When you get a design with which you are happy, simply cut on the 4-1/4 inch line. Ta-da! Two card fronts. I keep my other half of the card front in the back sleeve on the stamp set.

I took the picture on the left after I trimmed the piece on the right for the card front, which explains why the green leaves are off. The picture on the right shows how snug the other half of the card fits in the back sleeve of the stamp case.

Split Card Technique: Measurements

The Garden Green card base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.

I used a piece of the 2020 Garden Green 6 x 6 DSP for the background of the card. This piece measures 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches. When picking the DSP patterns for both the green and orange mats, I decided I needed very subtle patterns so they wouldn’t clash with the Forever Fern stamped images.

While I originally thought I’d use Daffodil Delight DSP for the tilted DSP mat, I ended up using Pumpkin Pie. I wanted that tilted mat to pop off the green background mat, and the Pumpkin Pie did that much more than the yellow. The Pumpkin Pie DSP is cut to 4-7/8 inches by 3-7/8 inches.

Finally, I trimmed the white stamped cardstock to 4-78 inches by 3-7/8 inches for the outside. I also cut a piece of white for the inside of the card to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

While I was using the paper trimmer, I cut a piece of the Pumpkin Pie DSP to 6 inches by 2-5/8 inches for the envelope flap.

Split Card Technique: Directions

I wanted the green for the largest stamp because the leaves spread out, but the dark color would be prominent. Daffodil Delight was used on the seven leaf stamp. I used Pumpkin Pie for the round berries/cotton pod looking stamp.

  • Starting with the green stamp, I alternated stamping it on the right and left of my center line score. I thought it was easier to work from the bottom up along the center line. I added the all the stamps along the bottom after I’d stamped everything else.
  • Next, I stamped the yellow leaves. I really tried to fill in-between the green sprays of leaves going up and out from the center line.
  • Then, I stamped the Pumpkin Pie round pods. Once again, I tried to have them go up the center, but also spray in towards the center of the cardstock.
  • Finally, I went back and filled in the stamps along the bottom of the card so they would all surround the sentiment.
  • I wanted to have one of each color stamp on the front, bottom left corner of the envelope, so I stamped that while I had the stamps and ink pads out.
  • The white inside panel has one of each of the colored stamps in the bottom right-hand corner.
  • I used the large THANK YOU from the Ornate Thanks stamp set for the sentiment. Using my Stamparatus made masking and placing the two parts of the stamp much, much easier.
  • The inside sentiment, from the bottom of my heart, also from Ornate Thanks, is stamped in the middle of the white cardstock inside panel.
Cropping and Assembly
  • I cropped the sentiment panel using a rectangle stitched die. Just like the sentiment, I played around with the size of the die but didn’t take pictures as I did it. Explaining the easy process in writing really needs accompanying pictures. Next time I’ll remember. I put dimensionals under the sentiment panel.
  • The bold sentiment and colors needed a bold mat. I used a Stitched So Sweetly die and cropped it from the Garden Green DSP. It was a stroke of genius luck that the cropped sentiment rectangle fit perfectly on the rectangle of the mat. I also put dimensionals under the mat.
  • Just a note: I cropped the Stitched So Sweetly mat from the DSP I used for the background of the card. Since no one can see the whole center section of that DSP, there’s no reason not to use it for the sentiment mat.
  • Finally, I assembled all the elements of the card using the multipurpose liquid adhesive for the mats and layers. Even with a double layer of dimensionals on the sentiment, it will still fit in a medium SU! envelope for the standard amount of postage.
  • After adhering and trimming the DSP to the envelope flap, I had completed this coordinated card/envelope set.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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