Springtime Foils for #GDP132

Springtime Foils DSP is phenomenal!

I should’ve ordered more during Sale-a-Bration so I could have gotten more of this DSP set.  I’ve loved DSP before, but not like this obsession.  I saw a FB live how-to video by Mary from Stamps-n-Lingers about the black ice technique with this DSP.  Oh! My! Glory! I fell in love the first time I did it, and have done it many times since.  

Bermuda Bay is my new favorite color.

I’ve done the black ice technique with Basic Black, and will share those beautiful results in an upcoming post, then with Pool Party.  When I used Bermuda Bay on the Springtime Foils, I was in complete awe of the result.  Absolutely stunning.  

Here’s my card:

Global Design Project # 132 is a CASE the designer, the very talented Stesha Bloodhart, challenge this week.  Here’s her card:

Stesha used the Petal Palette stamp and die set, and I used the same set.   I didn’t want the bird to be the Bermuda Bay, but did want it to be in the same color family, so I chose to use the Pool Party Stamping Write Marker.  The sentiment is also from the Petal Pallete set.  I used the die set to crop the bird, the branches, the sentiment tag, and the “banner” under the Pretty Label Punch. 

After punching the label from Bermuda Bay, I used the smallest flower stamp and Bermuda Bay ink to give the label some very subtle texture.  After adding gold thread to the back of the punch, I popped it up on dimensionals, placed it over the black banner, and placed the sentiment over the punch.  I added the bird to the top of the punch and thought the card needed some height, so I slipped the branches behind the label.  Sometimes I really wish I would make those decisions before adhering the dimensionals just to make the whole process easier.  Maybe next time.   A small, black rhinestone (from the holiday catalog) finished off the bird.  

Petal Pallette Birthday card

I don’t think the photo does the card justice because, in person, the depth of the Bermuda Bay ink is gorgeous.  The silver and gold foil accents show up perfectly without distortion.  I’m so looking forward to using every bit of this DSP until I completely run out.  Usually I have a hard time cutting up gorgeous DSP, but not this time.  The possibilities are endless.

Have a Peachy Day!  


Bird Banter for Global Design Project 126

Decisions, decisions for Petal Passion DSP.

The Petal Passion DSP, from the Occasions catalog, is so pretty in the black and white.  However, for this sheet, I started coloring the dots using the Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral light and dark blends.  The result of my random coloring is below:

The resulting colored polka dots were exactly what I wanted, so I turned the DSP over to put Tombow on the back so I could adhere it to the Calypso Coral mat.  I know Blends bleed through, but when I found this pattern, I had to make a decision:

At this point, I hadn’t decided on a stamp set yet and  I started thinking since I hadn’t used Bird Banter in a while, the polka dot leaves would be perfect with those cute birds.

Bird Banter 

First, let me share my finished card:


The bottom mat is Bermuda Bay, the middle mat is Calypso Coral.  Since I cropped the ovals I needed from the Layering Ovals die set out of each mat, they looked pretty darn ugly before everything was put together.  Saves paper, cuts down (ever so slightly) on mailing weights, and no one knows after it’s all put together.  

This is not a toucan……

My first idea was to use the “A little toucan of my appreciation” for the sentiment.  As I began to color, I realized that I’d actually stamped the white oval with the parrot sitting on the branch.  Changing the sentiment, which is cropped close and popped up with dimensionals, was an easy fix.  Just like that, I have a birthday card instead of a thank you card.  

I stamped another parrot on a scrap piece of Whisper White and then fussy cut it out.  The stamped image right on the oval was because it would have been difficult to fussy cut the feet.Mini-dimensionals add the depth to the back of the parrot.  Dimensionals allowed the sentiment to sit on top of the parrot.

Global Design Project #126 Sketch

My oval is more in the middle than the sketch but the rest works.  At least I thought it did but just noticed the ribbon on the sketch.  I’m going to leave what I have because right now this card words for males or females.  

InKing Royalty February Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop!

Today’s Blog Hop today is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate birthdays. The opening line from The Beatles’ “Birthday” song ran through our heads as we joyfully created the birthday-themed creations we share with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

 Picture Perfect for Fab Friday # 131

Third time is a charm for this blog hop.  I started two other cards, but neither card was working so I  have those pieces set aside for another day.  After calling it quits for the second card, I then pulled out this fabulous Picture Perfect DSP and matched it with the Fab Friday # 131 sketch.  

Here’s my card:

I absolutely love all of the papers in this 6 x 6 stack.  Absolutely.Love.  The coordinating stamp set, Picture Perfect Birthday,  is pretty fabulous as well, and that’s where I got the sentiment.  It felt like this card was falling into place when I realized this sentiment would work with the Everyday Label punch.  This confetti paper is all about party time, and the banner is from the Picture Perfect stack as well.  While I matted the banner in Basic Black, I chose to really make the sentiment pop with a mat of Bermuda Bay.  A base of Berry Burst and bow in Bermuda Bay were the finishing touches.  I’m getting better, sometimes, with bows so I don’t feel completely bow challenged lately.  A naked envelope just didn’t seem to fit with this card, so I cropped another piece of Picture Perfect DSP for the flap.

Fab Friday # 131

This sketch is simple and clean, which works well with this DSP.  I just pulled the banner to the left of center instead of the right, and I was finally able to get a birthday card finished.

Here’s the sketch:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Nina King at  https://inkpapersequins.blogspot.com/. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Have a Peachy Day!


  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

Heartfelt Blooms for GDP121

Global Design Project 121 is a color challenge this week using Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  I’ve seen some beautiful two-color cards with Heartfelt Blooms (Sale-a-Bration catalog), and really wanted to use the stamp set, so I thought this challenge would be wonderful for the set.

Here’s my card:


There is a trick to using this gorgeous stamp, though, and I’m so pleased I saw some comments from other SU demos who shared the trick:  less ink is better.  You do need to cover the stamp with color, but don’t overload it.  Definitely play around on scrap paper a few times before trying it on your cardstock (you should see the current sheet of grid paper on my desk).

Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach were easily covered with the bloom stamp, and I used peach for the sentiment, Bermuda Bay for the bottom base layer and the ribbon.  I have Sweet Sugarplum just peeking out as a second layer and I cropped a Stitched Shapes circle to go behind the Pretty Label punch-out.  I really wasn’t sure how the Sugarplum was going to work with the other 2 colors, but I am pleased with the contrast.  Maybe I need to try the same card again with another main color combo…….something to think about.

Here’s the GDP challenge link:

Make sure you check out the cards from the design team, and especially from the guest designer, Julie DeGuia, for her adorable card!!

Have a Peachy day!

Stampin’ Up products for this card:

Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set  Heartfelt Blooms

Pretty Label PunchPretty Label Punch

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals    Mini dimensionals

Multipurpose Liquid GlueTombow adhesive