Are you thinking “Valentines” yet? The Sure Do Love You set in the Occasions catalog is perfect for making some quick, but pretty, Valentines. I paired the set with the Painted with Love Specialty paper to make this card. The base is Melon Mambo ( 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for a top fold card.) The front is Powder Pink and the Painted with Love paper. The little layered squared is Powder Pink and Calypso Coral, die with the Layering Squares framelits. The ribbon is from Saleabration! It’s free with a $50 purchase 🙂 I finished off the card with Metallic Enamel Shapes and Gold Glitter Flakes (from the Occasions catalog.) Hugs, Fran
Category: Stamp Sets
There are new Karen Burniston dies just around the corner! This sneak peek is the new Coffee Cup Pop Up die. It will be available February 1 and you can see the entire collection here. I used Stampin Up’s Lots of Love stamp set and the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP for this card.
Isn’t this fun! The coffee cup pops up and holds a gift card! My card is a 5 x 5 but this die will fit in a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card too. The sky is the limit!
There are so many cute extras in this set. I know you will love it – and use it! Enjoy the new collection. Hugs, Fran.
This stamp is from a new Stampin Up line called DisINKtive. It’s a Saleabration stamp that is free with a $50 purchase and looks like a photograph when stamped. I stamped it in Smoky Slate and adhered it to a piece of Smoky Slate a little offset. Then I simply stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray and scattered some sequins. Such a simple card! Hugs, Fran
This card is the same idea as this card. This time I used the Floral Statements set and the red, green and yellow Brushos. The mat behind the image is also done in the same colors.
I used my Shimmer pen over the letters and again used the Simple White Nuvo drops. I hope you’ll play with the Brushos – they are fascinating! Hugs, Fran
Have you tried Brushos? There is a really nice selection of Brushos in the Occasions catalog. These are powdered crystals that react to water, can be painted like watercolor or sprinkled on wet paper. They are addicting! I started with the Floral Statements stamp set on water color paper, stamped in Archival Black, and painted the blue rose with the Brushos. Then I started doing the background by shaking on the Brushos in Green and Yellow. The mat behind the stamp is also done the same way. I used Nuvo Drops in Simple White to add some accents. Hugs, Fran
Isn’t this cute? The barn door slides across the card to reveal the greeting! Our farm has black barns with red trim so that’s where I started. I used the new Simple Stripes embossing folder on the background to add texture. After I stamped the barn door, I used colored pencils to add some shadows on the boards.
The wreath is stamped on Old olive card stock and the flowers are die cut separately.
I added a few flowers to brighten things up. This is a great stamp set and die and, as always, you get an extra 10% off if you purchase the bundle! Hugs, Fran
This may well be my favorite Saleabration set – Party Pandas I used these cute little guys to create two shaker cards. There are a few differences (besides the colors!) so let’s take a look at them.
I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to make the openings on both cards. This one is a 4 x 5 1/4 white piece with some Tangerine Tango DSP behind it. The hat, ballon and heart on the envelope were colored with Stampin Blends and the openings were filled with some retired beads and sequins. After I die cut the openings, I put the die back over the opening and used a Tangerine Tango Stampin Write Marker to make a stitched line around the hearts.
The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
For this card I switched to Calypso Coral and used the Diagonal Stripe stamp to create a tone on tone background. The piece is slightly smaller- 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 – because I wanted to add a black mat to the back. And I ditched the patterned paper on this one and just used white. The Party Pandas will be available on January 4th. Have a favorite? Let me know! Hugs, Fran
Birthday Banners is the Karen Burniston Design Challenge for this month! I used the Tag Book die and it comes with the banner piece – so that was easy! The flowers are die cut using the Karen Burniston Flowers and Bee die in Real Red, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst and white with some glitter embellishments in the centers. The bee was cut out of Daffodil Delight and Vellum card stock and paper pieced together. I cut the Tag Book in Berry Burst and added some Tutti-frutti Designer Series paper that will be in the new Occasions paper along with the stamp, Picture Perfect Birthday and the Glimmer paper.
A little bit of sparkle trailing along the inside.
And more banners and bees. Check out how the banner pieces have the little design in the die! The Celebrate is from Tabs for Everything. Hugs, Fran
You can see more cards from the entire team here! Karen will publish on Wednesday.
Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com
Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com
Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com
Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca
Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com
Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com
Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com
Saleabration starts January 3rd and this is one of the choices that is free with a $50 purchase. For this card, I stamped the shoes from Epic Celebration in Momento Tuxedo Black in and colored them in with Stampin Blends. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The guitar card was colored with colored pencils on Crumb Cake card stock. It didn’t really come out like I had imagined in my head – so I added shimmer pen (because that should make it better, shouldn’t[‘t it?) I think I will try it again with the Stampin Blends 🙂 Enjoy! Hugs, Fran