Monday, April 24, 2017

FMS 284 - Dragonfly Dreams

It has been ages since I joined a Freshly Made Sketches challenge #284  This week I could not resist and I had make this card using the masking technique.  So easy to do and it add a unique background to the card. 


  • Start with Whisper White card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 
  • Layers Basic Black 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4
  • Mask off center of  Whisper White layer & fill in with Smoky Slate ink using sponge brayer
  • Stamp random images from Timeless Textures & Awesomely Artistic sets in Basic Gray ink  
  • Die cut  2 dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets set & cover with Wink of Stella  
  • Added a Metallic Enamel Shapes for interest
  • Adhere layers & attach to card base
  • Due to the size of the dragonflies I choose not to add a sentiment as per the sketch 
I chose the colors Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate so I can present this card on the current Color Your World FaceBook page challenge.  Wild colors to pick for springtime. 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DOStamper STARS Thursday Challenge #227: Sketch Pad Challenge featuring Dragonfly Dreams

Welcome to this weeks DOStamper Stars Thursday Sketch Pad Challenge.  I have been absent for several weeks and it feels good to get back into card making with the STARS.  This week my card is featuring the beautiful Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  The dragonfly is stamped onto vellum and embossed with clear powder, a technique I just learned about.  The background behind the dragonfly is stamped onto white cardstock that is overlayed with the embossed vellum.



  • Start with 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Basic Black cardstock folded in half for card base
  • Stamped a piece of 3 3/4 x 4 Vellum with Crushed Curry ink and embossed with Clear Emboss Powder (Thanks, Miriam Bollanger for the tip)
  • Use the background stamp and Crushed Curry ink to randomly stamp 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Whisper White cardstock.  Be careful to stay at least a half inch from edges of paper.
  • Use Fast Fuse to attach embossed vellum to the Whisper White cardstock (apply adhesive to corners only).
  • Attach 1/2 inch Crushed Curry strips to sides and overlap with 3/4 inch Basic Black strips
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink attach with Stampin Dimensionals.
  • Add favorite flowers, I chose Petite Petals and enamel dots for embellishments.  
  • Use Tombow Multipurpose glue to adhere layer to card base   All done!!



 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

DOStamper STARs Thursday Challenge #217: Home sweet Home - Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to this weeks DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. This week we are having a  "Hoem Sweet Home Challenge".  Dawn O, our STARS leader threw in an additional challenge for us this week encouraging us to focus on Sale-A-Bration products.  My card is made with two wonderful Sale-A-Bration stamps sets, Avant Garden and So Very Much, as well as ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon Combo pack. Inspired by the flowers in this challenge I decided to bring some color to this challenge with the 2016 In-Colors. Hope you enjoy my creation. 




 
  • Start with 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Emerald Envy cardstock folded in half for card base
  • Stamp Avant Garden stamp set flower on bottom of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock in Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo inks.  Add floral accent in center with Emerald Envy ink.
  • Stamp sentiments from So Very Much stamp set in Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy ink. 
  • Add silver ribbon from Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack and a few Metallic Enamel Shapes.
  • Adhere layer to card base using Stampin Dimensionals.  All done!!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DOStamper STARs Thursday Challenge #216: Color Challenge - Sale-A-Bration and Bundles

Welcome to this weeks DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. This week we are having  "Color Challenge".  For this challenge I used stamps and dies from two great bundles, Banners for You and Falling Flowers. 
 


 
  • Start with Whisper White Extra Thick card stock base measuring 5 1/12 x 4 1/4
  • Cut Real Red cardstock 5 3/3 x 4 1/8 and Soft Sky cardstock 5 1/4 x 4 .
  • Use Soft Sky ink to stamp Falling Flowers flourish onto Soft Sky cardstock.
  • Die cut Real Red with large May Flowers die  (keep it centered) then adhere Soft Sky over the Real Red card stock and then adhere to card base.
  • Attach Real Red die cut flower with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, give a few minutes to dry.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment from Banners for You bundle and die cut.  Attach with Stampin Dimensionals and add a bit of bling with the Metallic Enamel Shapes.
  • All done!!

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Thanks for visiting my blog, Tea and Stamps, today. I hope you enjoyed viewing my Banners for You  and Falling Flowers project. I would be happy to update you with my next creation. If you would like to receive email from me when a new project is posted or to keep up with Stampin' Up news and sales just go to the "Follow by Email" box on the top left of my blog and enter your email address to be sure you don't miss a thing.