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Simon Says Stamp Botanical Split Background Slimline Card…

Hi everyone! Today’s card I’m using the center section of this new stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s latest NEW release ‘Hello Beautiful’. It’s a cool 6×6 background stamp but it splits into three pieces and you can use it all or just parts!

I started with Strathmore Best Watercolor paper pad, the brown one, taped it down, spritzed with water good and dropped in distress ink pad refill inks. Then I used that camera lens cleaner puffer tool.  I think that’s what it is anyway.  To move the inky water around.

Then I dried it with the heat tool.

After it was good and dry, I used the powder tool on it before I heat embossed the stamp in white on the watercolor background.

Then the question was, what to do with it! lol

I wanted to bring in some color, so I picked a light yellow from my stash.

Heat embossed a couple sentiments on vellum from SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set. Trimmed it down, folded it around the watercolor panel, taped it on the back, die cut the label and glued it on.  Nothing complicated at all!

I’ll link up what I used below…hopefully they’re all still available!  Have you tried making slimline cards yet?  What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used…

hello beautiful
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Stamp BOTANICAL…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING AND…
[ SSS ]
PinkFresh Studio SLIM DIAGONAL…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz ALCOHOL INK AIR BLOWER…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder BLACK EPJ37347
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Bountiful Wreath and Knotted Diamond Background Card…

Hello! I’m still working away here! Maybe if I had an elf suit I’d be faster! hoho  I decided to bring out Dave’s napkin watercolor technique again and try out the new Distress Ink color.  I used the regular ink refill for painting this one.  I spritzed the napkin die cut first, then brushed in some color with a wet brush.  It was pretty strong full strength so I put a Brawny paper towel over the top to soak up some of the ink.  I wished I’d used a piece of watercolor paper because I loved the print I got!  So another way to use a die cut for a stamp! 😀  Who knew?!

What a gorgeous green!   This new color is Rustic Wilderness.

The ribbon is from my stash…the plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad… beautiful patterns!

The new Knotted Diamond Background die is cut in gold metallic cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set… love this one…fabulous sentiments and beautiful images to color!

I’m not going to panic…my cards are going to be late this year.  I ordered postage stamps online Nov. 30.  They finally shipped Dec. 9 from Kansas City, four hours from here.  They made it to Des Moines but they sent them to another town an hour away from me!  :O  They sat there a couple days, then were sent back to Des Moines where they’ve sat for who knows how many days it will be.  Des Moines is an hour away.  Lesson learned.  Just go to the PO and buy whatever they have in JULY!!!  I’m annoyed.. I have another USPS story too.  I bet we all have one or two! ugh  

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94488 Knotted Diamond…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Berry Wreath Thinking Of You…

Hi everyone! A thinking of you card today using the NEW Berry Wreath stamp set and coordinating die set.  It just made me think of bittersweet!

I stamped with Archival Coffee ink on Memory Box watercolor card, die cut the wreath and colored with Distress Ink Pad Reinkers.  I have some palettes I made with the reinkers so I worked with oranges/reds, greens and Vintage Photo for the brown.

I made an A2 cardbase with Taylored Expressions Toffee cardstock and inked the edges with the foam ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape and tied on some thin jute to add that little bit extra!

I wasn’t careful painting at all… as you can tell! lol  I spritzed the wreath with water in an area, then added the ink from a brush, then moved on to the next area.  I didn’t worry too much about going outside the lines.

It feels like Fall!

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  We have three birthdays for grandkids this week so I’m working on birthday cards too.  WOW!  They grow up fast! ❤  I will try to share the cards here too!

The stamps and dies I used…

Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Burlap Twine
[ TE | SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Pumpkin Card…

After making the stamp video the other day, I was in the mood to stamp and color this new pumpkin!  No great technique or anything… just stamping on MB watercolor card, coloring with Distress Ink Refills (I need to clean off my desk and get out a different coloring medium, lol).  I enjoy how the Distress ink refills work for watercolor though and the colors are so nice for this time of year!

I think this pumpkin would make a great shape card or place cards or what else?

For the cardbase, I used TE Sweet Basil cardstock and stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp on it with TE Sweet Basil Ink.

I didn’t want Halloween words so I used Grateful for our friendship from the Wild Rose Stem stamp set.

This stamp set with the pumpkin has great words for the banner though.

This turned out an odd size but it will still fit in an A6 envelope for a regular forever stamp!  YAY!

Thanks for clicking over!  We so appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for our family.  Breanna is making progress.  We’re so happy and so grateful! ❤ 

Shopping links for what I used…

Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps HALLOWEEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE | BLIC ]
TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Removable Tape Refill
[ TE ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Sunflower Wreath Card…

Happy Friday! Switcheroo today!  Going country!  Some fun watercoloring with Distress Ink Refills again and Memory Box stamps on watercolor paper. (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo)

This card was easier to photograph so it’s a picture heavy post today. lol

I stamped the Sunflower Wreath stamp on watercolor paper and die cut it with the coordinating die. Then started painting.  I don’t know about you but I never finish in one sitting.  I lost track of how many times I sat and colored on it.  Stretch out the pleasure I guess! lol

I stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp in blue on white cardstock and inked on gathered twigs distress ink around the outside edges of the panel.

I used 3M mounting tape to adhere the wreath to the picnic plaid panel.

I tied some Lawn Fawn cord around the panel and then adhered the panel to the A2 cardbase with more mounting tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sunflower Wreath stamp set with Versamark ink on a piece of Taylored Expressions Oreo cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I love TE Oreo for white embossing on black cardstock!

My mother in law loved sunflowers and had tons of sunflower stuff in her kitchen… this card reminds me of her and her Corelleware Sunflower dishes! ❤

That’s the last picture! I tucked the sentiment under the wreath a little bit with mounting tape on the left side and glue on the right side.

Tim and I spent the evening at one of our daughters, watching the grands pick peaches and play.  The boys showing off for us on the zip line and dirt bike…we almost thought we saw neowise but it was too early and just an airplane reflecting off the sun setting! lol  Lots of smiles and happiness. YAY!

Thanks again for stopping by and your comments! Hope you have some cardmaking time this Summer too.  It’s busy I know, going by fast and almost time for Christmas!  Be watching….the 27th!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5253-D Sunflower…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5253 Sunflower Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
[ STR ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Trimmings – Hemp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

 

Here’s something fun if you have time to do a little early bird shopping through July 27th for Christmas at Scrapbook.com!

 

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · sympathy · Techniques · Thank You · Thinking of You · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Release….Send Happiness…3 Cards!

Happy Monday to you!  Simon Says Stamp has a new release and they sent me this flower die to play with…I was already doing napkin die cutting so I went ahead and did this new Etched Flower die the same way!  Scroll down to THIS post for a link to the technique/how to video.

I stamped the background for the flower die with the tone on tone look and the SSS Damask Background cling stamp.  I die cut three panels, a white one, the stamped one and a dark pink one with the SSS Frames die, then inlaid pieces from each and taped them together on the back side.  I mounted this panel with Mounting tape.

The sentiment is a stamp from the SSS Sending Sympathy clear stamp set and die cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangles die set.  I had to recut it to get it the right size.

 

The NEW Etched flower die cuts two connected flowers…so I had this single flower left over and parts from the Frames die cuts so I made another card!

The sentiment is also from the Sending Sympathy stamp set.  I taped the pieces together on the back side of the panel and used foam mounting tape to mount it to the cardbase.

My third card…I had an idea but this isn’t anywhere near what I was trying to do! lol  I like it though! lol

I debated whether to stick with a thank you or make it a sympathy card… it could easy go for any occasion!

There’s the NEW Speckled Egg Distress ink is what I used on the white Etched Flower die cuts this time… peeled paint for the stems.

Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad for the three papers.

A thank you stamp and some cotton cord and I stuck it all to a white cardbase.

All three cards are A2 size.

Have fun checking out this new release and thank you for shopping through my links!  I appreciate your support so much!

Here’s the products I used and links for shopping…

Send Happiness
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp ETCHED FLOWER BUDS…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DAMASK…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box SCRIBBLE FROND BACKGROUND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box GARDEN FOLLY 6×6 pack Pack…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps WILD ROSE…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques · Thank You · Watercolor

poppystamps Leafy Garden Border Die, Napkin Die Cutting and Painting Technique…

Hi everyone! June is flying by just like these butterflies!  I had so much fun revisiting the napkin die cutting and painting technique by Memory Box owner, Dave.

You’ll find the video HERE.

I did it just like he did except this time I used Distress Ink refills for the paint.  I used a drop of refill ink and drops of water, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

I used Gansai Tambi gold watercolor for the gold accents, I’ll link everything below.

The A2 cardbase doubles as the background.  I inked it with the NEW Speckled Egg Distress Oxide with a little Tumbled Glass Oxide brushed on also.

Then water droplets, dried with the heat tool, then spattered with White Distress Oxide Spray.  I just unscrew the bottle and tap the ink off the tube with a paintbrush a few times.  I dried again with the heat tool because I wanted to finish putting the card together.

I used the thin mounting squares cut in half to mount the frame die cut and a few behind the leaves.

The sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set is heat embossed on black TE Oreo cardstock and cut out with the Scan and Cut machine.

I’m linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge for June – Ink blending

Happy Little Stampers – anything goes with dies

This card is perfect for this time of year!  We’ve had plenty of rain and everything is so GREEN!  The sky is so blue! Still no hydrangeas on my three bushes though. hmmmm  I hope you don’t tell me I have to go talk to them! lol

Fun to be back sharing with you… I have a couple more cards coming soon! Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5255-D Peony Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2367 Intricate Cut…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2319 Leafy Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2002 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – Die – Leavenworth…
[ FRN ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]