Coastal Thanks

Hey, all! Happy weekend! Hoping you're doing something fun :) Not much here, yet anyway. Feels like I cooked most of yesterday. Good news is I won't have to today or maybe tomorrow! 

Here is a card I made and mailed several of last week, thank you cards to all who purchased from me last year. I try to do cards monthly but don't always get it done. This is a good way to get back in to stamping at the start of the year! This is similar to the birthday card I shared last week. Same idea, different colors and words.

Coastal Cabana base, Basic Black accent layer, Basic White background. I stamped the Painted Poppies solid flower image in Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo. Over those I stamped the outline flower in Memento Tuxedo Black. The splatter images are also from Painted Poppies and done around the flowers in Coastal Cabana. The "thanks" is from the Biggest Wish set and also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Coastal sequins in varied sizes are scattered around the flowers for the final touch.

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Coastal Celebrate

Morning, all! Happy Monday!! Had a little play time last night. I've been wanting to do some water coloring and I found an inspiration yesterday. See the blog post here for the samples I found from Leah. She calls them Daisies; I still think Sunflower when I use the set. To each their own!

Here are my first attempts. I did two and selected very different colors.

Coastal Cabana

and Merry Merlot

Both are pretty but I think I used too much water. Leah said to stamp with the color you are using and then watercolor. I did that but seem to have lost most of the detail from the flower image. Maybe too much added ink? Will try again!

So, steps. On watercolor paper, stamp the detail large flower image in your color of choice. Then watercolor. The stamped image will bleed, and I added more color. On the top one, I stamped in Coastal then added Crumb Cake in the center and Bermuda near the center. The Merlot one has Suede in the center and some Flirty Flamingo around the outside edge. 

Next cut the outline large flower in the color you chose and cut out the detail flower with the large outline die. Attached together. This always gives me fits - I just don't do it often enough, I guess! The Coastal has a bit of Linen Thread under it - it needs more, and I may go back and fix that. It was the end of the roll, and I didn't take time to find another. The Merlot has the Gold Fine Art ribbon under it. Flower is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals over the ribbon. Gold Gilded Gems in the center of the Merlot, Coastal Sequins on the other.

Let me know if you have questions! I will likely be revisiting this. Have to order more watercolor paper or try it with cardstock and see how that works. Thanks for stopping by today! Product details and links below.

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Calypso Flower

Howdy all! Happy weekend. Snow overnight last night and super cold so unexpected day at home for us! Got some office work done today so I headed to the stamp room tonight after dinner. Had an idea based on a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. #FMS519 On my desk was the new stamp set Flowing Flowers - perfect combo! Here is my card

and the sketch

While looking through embelishments, I discovered the new Polished Dots. The catalog lists them as Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla. Ta-da! My color combo :)

I stamped the large flower from Flowing Flowers in Calypso Coral on Very Vanilla and fussy cut it out The Happy Birthday was stamped on a rectangle cut with the Stitched Rectangles die set. I went over the flower with Wink of Stella, then attached it and the saying with Stampin' Dimensionals to a background Very Vanilla that had been embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Card base of Very Vanilla with a Calypso Coral accent layer. Final accent - the Polished Dots!!

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