Welcome Easter Paired with #MojoSketch535 and SSC227

This card is for the third sketch in this month’s Mojo Monday using the colors from the Sunday Stamps Challenge.

First, here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

My First Thoughts

Once I decided on the sketch layout, I had to then to decide which colors to use. Honestly, the last thing I thought of when I saw the color challenge was creating an Easter card. What a completely wrong thought! Turns out that I am in love with the color combination that I used of Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, and Granny Apple Green. I colored the bunny using the Crumb Cake blends combo.

Since this layout, 6 x 6 color family DSP sets, these colors and the adorable bunny look so stinking cute, I am quite certain I’ve found my Easter card for my nieces and nephews. I’ve already created cards for my great nieces and soon-to-be great nephew.

Finishing Touches

The Subtle 3D embossing folder created just enough texture for this card, especially with the patterns of DSP.

Can you tell what I used for the Pumpkin Pie heart? If you guessed the detailed hearts die, you would be correct.

The bunny circle is popped up on dimensionals. I wanted the sentiment to be raised as well, but not as much as the dimensionals would have given. Therefore, I pulled out three half inch glue dots. Those suckers will give about half as much height as a dimensional, which is what I wanted.

I kept looking at the pieces when I was dry-fitting them together trying to figure out what was missing. Then it dawned on me: the two pieces of DSP, the bunny, and the sentiment block makes 4 elements on the card. I needed to add something else, but what? When I finally thought of using this detailed border die from the Painted Labels die set I realized using a piece of Pumpkin Pie DSP would finish the card off.

After adding a piece of the Granny Apple Green to the flap of the envelope, this card set was complete. I hope you think it is as cute as I do.

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

Please stay safe, healthy, and isolated as much as possible. I know you have many choices of things to do with your time while being socially distant. I am thankful you chose to spend a little time reading my blog today.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Yet More Golden Honey DSP with Fab Friday 181

Poppy Parade with Golden Honey DSP

I love the Golden Honey DSP and Honey Bee bundle so very much that I just had to get another FREE set of the DSP (with a qualifying order) from Sale-a-Bration! While I love every, single pattern of the DSP, the flower pattern is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I’ve already posted one card using this pattern and Bermuda Bay. You can see that card here. Today’s color combination is black, white, and Poppy Parade.

Here’s the FabFri181 challenge banner:

Here’s the card I created for this challenge:

This DSP is Just Gorgeous!

I started out coloring these flowers with Purple Posy, but decided I wanted a bolder look. Since I’d already colored a blue shade, I went with this Poppy Parade. I really like the way the poppy color plays off the black and white background of the DSP. I didn’t even try to use my blends to color. Instead, I grabbed my Poppy Parade marker, relaxed, and got started. While I colored these flowers, I was turning card options over and over in my head. By the time I finished coloring, I had my layout picture firmly in my brain.

Covering up even a small part of the DSP didn’t seem like a good idea, but I needed a vertical banner of some sort. I grabbed a piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Subtle 3D embossing folder, trimmed down the banner and fussy cut the chevron on the bottom. Finally, I outlined it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker.

Next, I needed to cut down the DSP for the top part of the card and the strips. I wanted to make sure I had a definitive border between the DSP and the Poppy Parade cardstock, so I outlined the DSP with my Basic Black marker as well.

Finishing Up the Card

I cropped the strips and the cardstock mats using the Stitched Rectangle die set. While the challenge banner called for five horizontal elements, I only used four. I knew I needed ribbon of some sort and decided to use the Basic Black baker’s twine tied in a bow at the top of the banner. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if baker’s twine came in every color? I can’t be the only one wishing for that, can I?

Next, I needed to decide how to adhere everything. I used some large glue dots to adhere the banner. The large ones enabled the banner to have just a smidge of a pop-up. I used the multipurpose adhesive for the top three strips. Dimensionals give the sentiment strip a pop-up. There are dimensionals under the cardstock and between the sentiment and the cardstock. This dimension makes the sentiment pop off the banner creating a focal point.

Finally, I stamped some flowers on the front, bottom, left corner of the envelope and added a piece of the Brights DSP to the envelope flap.

With that, another Golden Honey DSP card and coordinating envelope was complete. Contrary to the name, there’s not even a tiny bit of golden color on this card.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Supplies Used:

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Little Ladybug Birthday Card

Little Ladybug Host Set

This ladybug stamp set is just too cute for words! I really like a monochromatic look for this special ladies, so today I went with Poppy Parade, Whisper White, with accents in Basic Black.

Here’s my card:

The Poppy Parade base actually had the Detailed Hearts Die cropped out of it, but who would know? Cropping or punching out of cardstock used for a base not only saves just a small bit on weight, but also saves a bunch of cardstock.

How I Did It

I colored this cute as a button ladybug using both the Poppy Parade and Petal Pink blends combos. The Poppy Parade dark blend provided the color for the retired solo flat white dot. After a few layers of color, I achieved the depth of color I wanted. I cropped the ladybug using the Stitched Shapes die set. Then I simply cut a piece of Poppy Parade to mat the ladybug. I outlined the mat in black to make it stand out.

The Brights 6 x 6 DSP pack consists of some pretty incredible patterns. I thought this pattern mimicked the ladybug’s wings and I am happy I picked it for this card.

Then, I put everything together using glue dots (ribbons) and dimensionals (sentiment and ladybug square). I added the trio of white dots and the Poppy Parade dot. Finally, I stamped a row of adorable ladybugs across the front bottom of the envelope and a piece of the Brights DSP to the envelope flap. Just like that, another card was done.

The sentiment banner includes three elements. I used the Polka Dot Tulle for the bottom layer. The Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon is in the middle, and the sentiment is on top, obviously. I used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment on the Poppy Parade cardstock. I forgot to use my Embossing Buddy on the cardstock, so I had to redo the sentiment. After the second try stamping, I used white embossing powder to finish it off.

Just A Quick Comment About My Scraps

It is my SOP to crop or punch out as much as possible from bases to save on cardstock. I add those pieces to my “scraps”. I have filed each color of cardstock in file folders. The scraps, and up to half sheets of cardstock, are stored by color into 8 x 8 page protectors. I store the protector in the corresponding file folders. I really struggled to find a system that works for me. When I figured this one out, it became much easier to store and use “scraps”. If you would like more information about my paper storage system, please feel free to contact me.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Little Ladybug and FF180 and CTS#354

Color Challenge and a Sketch Challenge

It’s always fun to play along with Fab Friday and CAS(E) This Sketch. When a color challenge and a sketch challenge can be combined into one adorable card it’s a winner.

Here are the FF180 and CTS#354 challenge banners:

Just a thought – I wish I could figure out how to post side-by-side pictures with this updated version of WordPress. Just saying.

Here’s my card:

Cuteness Overload!

When I first saw the Fab Friday color combination, I had a difficult time figuring out how to incorporate the Rococo Rose. I had my A-ha moment when I decided to combine Fab Friday with CAS(E) This Sketch! The In Color DSP for the 2019 – 2021 colors would give me the perfect strip of Rococo Rose, satisfying both challenges.

Since I knew from the start that I wanted to use the Little Ladybug cling stamp set, which is the host set Sale-a-Bration! Adorable! The large flower fit the focal panel perfectly. I just felt the need to add a ladybug tucked under the sentiment. All three stamps came from the one stamp set. So stinking cute!

I used Stamping Blends combos to do all the coloring. The stem and leaves are in Granny Apple Green, which I know is not in the color challenge. However, I couldn’t figure out how to use the three given colors in the leaves. I thought Granny Apple Green would be light and bright enough for my planned card.

Both the flower petals and the ladybug were colored with the Poppy Parade Stamping Blends. I used the Petal Pink Blends combination for the center of the flower and the face and arm, and leg on the ladybug. This bright red really pops off the Whisper White. Highland Heather provides a colorful backdrop. Doesn’t this color combination remind you of Valentine’s Day conversation hearts?

I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark on Poppy Parade cardstock, then used white embossing powder. The embossed sentiment exceded my expectations!

Adding a Bit of Texture

The Whisper White panels for the stamped images needed to have just a bit of texture. Therefore, I cropped the large white panel and the sentiment strip using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I cropped the cute as a bug ladybug using the Stitched Shapes die set. My next usual step is to use Stamping Markers to outline the stitches in the ditch, but I wanted to keep this card clean.

Finally, I ran the the background white panel through my Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

Putting It Together

Since I had the CTS sketch to guide me, I just lined up all my pieces in the appropriate places. I did a dry-fit for the sentiment and the ladybug, and thought I needed to find some way to ground and connect the flower, ladybug, and sentiment. Ribbon seemed to be the easiest way to pull everything together. I used the Poppy Parade textured weave ribbon tied in a simple square knot.

The sentiment and ladybug are popped up on dimensionals. I used glue dots under the knot of the ribbon, and as an anchor on the back of the base. I adhered all the other elements using the TomBow liquid adhesive.

To finish off the envelope, I put a piece of the In Color DSP on the envelope flap. I couldn’t resist using the line-up of little ladybugs on the bottom of the front of the card. Do you notice anything different about this line of ladybugs? Don’t tell anyone, but I stamped the first four ladybugs upside down. In order to make that feel purposely done, I stamped the middle set right side up, and the last set upside down.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Golden Honey & Honey Bee for FMS417

Freshly Made Sketches 417

Each week, FMS crowns a new “Queen of Clean” winner. Sometimes, it’s easy to create a clean card. Sometimes it’s not. My card for FMS417 was somewhere in the middle.

Here’s the challenge sketch:

The sketch is very definitely clean, but I really, really wanted to use some of the Golden Honey DSP. Quite frankly, I adore this DSP and will be ordering another pack with my next qualifying order since it’s FREE during Sale-a-Bration! Yes, FREE I tell you!

Here’s my card:

What I Did

I needed to pick a piece of this (FREE with qualifying order) DSP that looks light and airy. This flower pattern fit the bill. The flower DSP gave me the inspiration for the focal image: the vase and flower sprays. The Honey Bee bundle makes it so easy to stamp and crop these flowers.

So Saffron’s soft pastel color coordinated beautifully with the fresh and clean challenge sketch. I didn’t color any of the flowers on the background piece of DSP. For these flowers, I wound up using the Stamping Write marker as my coloring tool of choice. I tried using the blends combo, and they just didn’t work for me. The resulting color on the flowers seemed too deep for the card, so I went with the marker. I left the stems and leaves black so I would only have three colors on the card, again looking for a clean card.

The Subtles DSP in this random dot pattern allows the vase to be playful and airy. Finally, I decided to use the smallest square die from the Stitched Shapes die set.

This happy and versatile sentiment fit beautifully inside the thinnest die from the Stitched Rectangle die set. I knew I needed something to tie the vase and sentiment together while also grounding both. I chose the Flax Ribbon and simply wrapped it around the card, adhering it in the back with double-sided tape.

This sentiment is so versation that it can be used for birthday, congratulations, supportive, or here for you cards.

Putting It Together

Using the flax ribbon meant I needed to do something to the sentiment block to make it stand out as a separate element. Therefore, I outlined it with the brush end of my Stamping Write So saffron marker.

After putting all these elements together, I originally thought I would be done with the card. I was wrong. I kept squinting at it (meaning I owe my upline, Brian King, another nickel) and decided to find a very, very subtle embellishment. Enter the Pearl Basic Jewels which I easily colored using the Stamping Blends. I used the So Saffron dark blend, and achieved the look I wanted: three tiny circle of just-there color for the centers of three flowers.

Then all I needed to do was the envelope. I stamped two of the flower sprays on the front, bottom, left corner and which I colored.

I cut a piece of the flower DSP pattern and decided I needed to color every flower. Coloring in those flowers really gives the DSP a different look. I can almost see a card with the colored flowers taking shape in my mind.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Supplies Used

Honey Bee stamp set, item # 151527

Detailed Bee die set, item # 151526

SAVE 10% on the bundle, item # 153792

Golden Honey DSP, FREE with a qualifying purchase!

Dark So Saffron blend, item # 149556

Stitched Rectangle die set, item # 148551

Stitched Shapes die set, item # 145372

Whisper cardstock, item # 100730

Basic Black cardstock, item # 121045

Subtles DSP, item # 149615

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 147110

5/8″ Flax Ribbon, item # 148764

Pearl Basic Jewels, item # 144219

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Tombow liquid adhesive (my fav!), item # 110755

Whisper White Medium envelopes, item # 107301

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