Dandelion Wishes!!

Hey all, long time no see! I made it back into the stamp room last night and actually created a few things!  Vacation plus extra work days has really gotten me out of the routine! Hopefully you'll see me a little more regular for a while. This is a card I made to send to a friend. Follow all the way through for a few notes and a couple other color variations.

Flirty Flamingo card base, Basic Gray accent layer, Shimmery White background. Background image from the Bokeh Dots set in Flirty Flamingo. Dandelion and saying from Dandelion Wishes in Basic Gray. Accents are Pearl sequins. Pretty quick and easy right? Well, sort of. The background image is not necessarily easy to stamp. I've seen grumbles about it online and this was my first time using it. I had it very well inked and tried to make sure the ink was even. This is a Distinktive set so it is a little tough to tell! I did OK with the Flirty Flamingo. It seemed like it maybe had an accent of sort around the edge but otherwise seemed right.

But then I tried other colors. I looked through my accents to find a color to use. Coastal Cabana seemed like it would be a good fit. It did NOT stamp well! Very dark edge and not even on the stamp. Coastal is not that dark of an ink. I will play more with it and see if it is a color thing, or how I'm inking the stamp! It was very late last night.

I did get two more done that are OK. You can see the background image is not as good as the one above. First, Mango Melody. Love this color and every time I use it I wonder why I haven't recently!

Mango Melody card base, Basic Gray accent layer and Shimmery White background. Stamped background in Mango Melody, flower and saying in Basic Gray. Sequins again Pearl.

Lastly, a new to me color. Seaside Spray. One of the new In Colors, it's been hanging around for awhile, but first time I've used it!

Like the color but again the background image wasn't perfect. And, let me explain those sequins!! Remember I said it was late! I pulled out the pack of sequins that includes the Pearl above, and also Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam. My tired brain put Soft Sea Foam and Seaside Spray together. One is green, the other blue! But honestly, in my room last night they were more iridescent than green. The scanner picked up green of course! It really depends on the lighting and the angle! Here on my desk this afternoon there is some green, depending on the angle. It works!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I do have another card in process. And a few new thing to play with! If I don't find tax forms in my mail box, I may go play for the rest of the afternoon :) Product details and stamping links below!


Special Paper Pumpkin!

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Painted Sorry Crackle

The other 3 Sorry cards!

This batch uses the Crackle Paint background with Crumb Cake. Edges again sponged with Crumb Cake. Very Vanilla background, Early Espresso accent. This card is Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry. Copper Trim for accent on all of these. Flower center and words stamped in Early Espresso. Flower petals "back" is Daffodil, "center" is Crushed Curry, leaves Mossy Meadow. Card base is Crushed Curry.

Grapefruit Grove for "back" petals, Calypso Coral for "center" and card base. Leaves Pear Pizzazz.

Melon Mabo for "back" petals, Lovely Lipstick for "center" and card base. Leaves Old Olive.

These are pretty quick cards to do. I would also bet we have lots of other flower stamps that would work for a similar layout!! Thanks for stopping by. Product details and shopping links below.


Painted Sorry Birch

Morning all! This is a layout I've shared before, but one I will go back to time and again. Especially for Sympathy cards, I think it is perfect. And so many options! I tell you all frequently that many different colors will work with something I've done. Here is the proof on this one! There are three here, and will be three more in another post soon!  Remember too, change the saying and have an entirely different feel! Birthday, Thinking of you, Congrats? 

Sayings are from Sorry for Everything. Flowers from Painted Harvest. Non sunflower colors for all these! The first layouts I did with this idea used a DSP background in a wood print. Those are all gone, so I started with Very Vanilla cardstock and added a background stamp for "texture". These all use the Birch background and Crumb Cake ink. I sponged the edges of the background with Crumb Cake ink as well. They also all use Early Espresso as the accent layer, and ink for the center flower and saying.  Colors on this one are Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green. Balmy is the "background petal", Blueberry the "center petal". Granny leaves. Espresso dots of varying ink strength. Card base is Blueberry Bushes. Lined thread attached around and a knot tied.

This one is Rich Razzleberry for the "background petal", Blackberry Bliss for the "center petal" and Garden Green leaves. 

This one is a new combo for me, and one color I've only used once before. Gotta say, Terracotta Tile makes me think of clay pots, but it is a much prettier color than that! "Background petals" are Petal Pink, "center petals" Terracotta Tile, and leaves of Old Olive. Copper trim on this one instead of Linen Thread.

Thank you all for stopping by! Shopping links and product details below.