I love Poinsettias; it’s just that simple. It doesn’t matter what color the bracts (modified leaves) are; white, pink, red to purple, yellow, orange, or salmon. I love them all! Every year I look forward to finding them in the store, purchasing them, and bringing them home with me. They just make me smile.
Isn’t it amazing how the use of the Ornate Layer dies, Scripty 3D embossing folder, and Poinsettia dies really add to the overall look of the card? Such small little touches, however, they really change what could be an average card into something beautiful. Are you adding die cuts and embossing folders to your cards?
It seems as though I always need thank you cards; I especially love this Forever Blossoms thank you card. The Forever Blossoms stamp set is so versatile, especially with the matching CherryBlossom dies.
I colored the Forever Blossoms images with the SU! Blends Alcohol Markers. Yes, coloring can seem intimidating. However, it isn’t. Just a few simple tricks, and you, too, can create beautifully colored images.
Take a moment to watch my video below and learn just how simple coloring with SU! Blends can be!
Hopefully, you will take time to create this lovely Forever Blossoms Thank You card.
Don’t you love the bright cheerful colors on my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card? As you know, I absolutely love to color, and I especially enjoy coloring with the SU Stampin’Blends Alcohol Markers. The blending technique with alcohol markers is so easy and the results can be fabulous.
The new Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder adds such great detail to the front of my card. You might also note that I’ve cut around the poppy on the inside edge of the card. It is such a small touch, providing beautiful results.
In particular, I love the soft Old Olive color blending at the base of the poppies. I used the Craft Ink Blending Brushes, set of 5, from Amazon. I have always had difficulty with sponges and sponge daubers. The sponging was always blotchy and not as clean and smooth as I would have liked. However, with the Craft Ink Brushes, the results are just what I’ve always wanted. All and all, I am so pleased with the look of my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card. I do hope you will give it a try!!
It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite. I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.
Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up!
Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!
Card Cutting Details
Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
I love how this card conveys the Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I feel His peace all year long; however, during the holiday season, it feels even stronger. Hopefully, during this time of year, your heart will be warmed with God’s Peace.
The God’s Peace stamp set is perfect for Christmas. The sentiments are heartfelt, and the glow of the candles can fill your heart with the warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I colored the image with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers from Stampin’ Up! They blend so beautifully and are so very easy to use. I hope you will give them a try!
Card Cutting Details
Rococo Rose cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5
Rose Glimmer Paper – 3-1/4 x 4-5/8
Whisper White THICK cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (die-cut with Rectangular Stitched Dies for a finished size of 3 x 4-3/8)
Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (inside layer)
Are you ready for Snowman Season? I know I am!! Every year I hope for snow, and sometimes I get my wish. Well, this year is no different, I’ve crossed my fingers, and I’m hoping for snow. Granted, it is a little early, duh, but hope springs eternal!
Don’t you love the new Wrapped in Plaid designer series paper? How can you not love plaid? This selection is so beautiful, check it out.
I colored our handsome snowman’s finery with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. He is also covered with Clear Wink of Stella, very sparkly in person, not so much in the photo. Well, even though it is only mid-October, I am ready for Snowman season!!
Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
Gold Foil Paper – 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
Whisper White cardstock – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 x 4-1/4
Whisper White cardstock – 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 (stamp and color snowman)
Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5
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