Friday, May 30, 2014

Card in a Box with Petite Petals and Flower Shop

I finally got around to doing my own card in a box.  I really like the idea of a bouquet of flowers exploding out of the box.  I have so many flower dies and flower punches, that it took me a while to settle on which one to use.  For my first try, I settled on using punches to keep it manageable.

I originally intended this for a Mother's Day card but my indecision made me missed the occasion completely!


Closed Card
Halfway Closed Card




The card base is basic gray.  The patterned papers are from the new Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack which will be available on June 2nd.  The inks I used are from the new In Color, also available on June 2nd, blackberry bliss and hello honey.  I used the Pansy and Petite Petals punches along with their coordinating stamp sets.  The leaves were punched using the Bird Builder punch. The two mini flowers accenting the sentiment were punched with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

I followed the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers found HERE in case you want to give this a try.  Stay tuned for the next one, it will have balloons ..... lots and lots of balloons!!!

Until next time....

Cheers!!!

irene

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bloom with Hope and Blendabilities

I'm having a lot of fun playing with all my new toys from the new Stampin'Up catalog rolling out on June 2nd.  New colors, new stamp sets, new tools and new accessories!!  Right away I was drawn to the new colors blackberry bliss and hello honey, hence my color palette today.

 On this card, I started by stamping the flower stamp, from the Bloom with Hope set, three times using tuxedo black Memento ink, the recommended ink to use with blendabilities markers, on a white card stock.  Then I colored the flowers using medium rich razzleberry, medium pumpkin pie and light old olive   blendabilities markers.  No shading, just straight up coloring the images. Then I sponged marina mist and wild wasabi ink on the background.  I was pleasantly surprised that the sponged inks didn't affect the coloring of the flowers.  I added the Stitched Satin Ribbon in hello honey.  I colored the pearls with dark rich razzleberry markers.  I stamped the sentiment using blackberry bliss ink.  I used vellum card stock for the butterfly and colored it with lighrich razzleberry blendabilities markers.  Love how that turned out!


This card used the same stamp set and ribbon.  The card base is hello honey card stock.  The flowers and stems were colored with dark daffodil delight and light old olive blendabilities markers  I added the linen thread over the stitched ribbon.  I punched two butterflies from vellum card stock and colored them with light and medium daffodil delight blendabilties markers.  The two main difference between coloring vellum with Stampin Write markers and blendabilities are drying time and color saturation.  Blendabilties are absorb instantly and the color spreads out evenly, none of the streaking or color lines you get with the regular markers.


I'm having a great time coloring with blendabilities markers.  The key to nice crisp image is to stamp with Memento Ink, the recommended base ink.  I tried jet black Archival Ink by Ranger and black StazOn ink and found that neither worked well with these markers.  Even though they're waterproof and permanent, they bled with the color and muddied the images.

Stay tuned for more new products preview this week.

Cheers!!!

irene

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mother's Day Cards

I'm a bit late posting these but I wanted to share them with you for a sneak peak of some new Stampin'Up products that will be available starting June 2nd, except for the blendabilties which will be available in mid-August.


This card was made using one of the new Stampin'Up  Hostess sets called Bloom with Hope.  The flowers and butterflies were colored with rich razzleberry blendabilites markers - light, medium and dark shade.  I am getting addicted to these new markers, so easy to use and the results are awesome. The sentiment was stamped with the new color - blackerry bliss ink that was stamped off to get the lighter shade. The background was sponged with marina mist and wild wasabi ink.


I used the Floral Frames collection dies, petite petals punch and the soon to be retired Secret Garden framelits.  The card base is crushed curry card stock and the doily was sponged with crushed curry ink.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Paper Pumpkin April project and was stamped with rich razzleberry ink.  The hearts are from the new Itty Bitty Accents Pack  punch.


This card was made in a hurry after I realized I needed another card.  I was playing with mixing and matching coordinated cardstocks that were cut in a wave pattern.  On another post, I'll share the others I made in this layout using different patterned papers.

Check out my online store if you are interested in any of the products I used HERE.  I will update the links to all the new products once the new catalog goes live on June 2nd.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers!!!

irene