A Touch of Ink Happy Birthday Card

A Touch of Ink Happy Birthday Card

Hummingbirds are such amazing creatures!  A few fascinating facts about hummingbirds:  only found in the Americas, hummingbirds cannot walk, the smallest hummingbird species weighs less than a dime, and most beat their wings 60 to 80 times per second.  And I thought they were only pretty.  Hopefully, my “A Touch of Ink” Happy Birthday card showcases their beauty!

A Touch of Ink Happy Birthday Card

I am constantly amazed by their beautiful colors.  I love to color; always have, always will.  It is gratifying to color with Stampin’ Up! Blends Alcohol markers.  They blend so seamlessly, and with minimal effort, you can achieve beautiful, vibrant images.  

In my video below, I will show you just how easy it is to color with alcohol markers. I trust that you can recreate this “A Touch of Ink” Happy Birthday card and give it to someone special in your life.

 

Cutting Details:

  • THICK Basic White cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Just Jade cardstock (1st layer) — 3-3/4 x 5
  • Basic White cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • Basic Black cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-7/8 x 4-1/8
  • Purple Posy cardstock (4th layer) — 2-3/4 x 4
  • Basic White (scrap) — (stamp and fussy cut hummingbird, stamp and punch out sentiment)

 

If you do not see my video below, please click here to watch it on YouTube.

 

A Touch Of Ink Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Purple Posy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Just Jade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Purple Posy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Matte Black Dots

 
Purple 3/8" (1 Cm) Tricolor Ribbon

 
Classic Label Punch

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Paper Snips

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Bone Folder

 
Small Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

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A Touch of Ink Thinking of You

A Touch of Ink Thinking of You Card

There is nothing better than going to your mailbox and finding a handmade card.  Wouldn’t you love to receive this A Touch of Ink Thinking of You card?  Which, by the way, you can choose as your Sale-a-bration gift with a $100 purchase.  Who doesn’t love a gift with purchase—I know I certainly do.

A Touch of Ink Thinking of You card

As you can see from looking around my blog, I love butterflies. So, I was especially pleased when this set contained a beautiful side view butterfly.  I truly wish, Stampin’ Up! would include more side view butterflies in their stamp sets. Sometimes, you want to place them on a flower, and the full-on butterfly doesn’t seem to work quite as well. 

Have you tried the Stampin’ Up! Blends alcohol markers? Wow, they are so easy to use, and you get amazing results with minimal effort.  Be sure to check out my video below for some hints to great coloring.

Hopefully, you are now inspired to create your own A Touch of Ink Thinking of You card.

 

Cutting Details:

  • Thick Basic White cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Bumble Bee cardstock (1st layer)  — 3-3/4 x 5
  • Basic White cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • So Saffron cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-3/4 x 4
  • Basic White cardstock (scrap) — stamp and fussy-cut Butterfly, color with Blends

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch it on YouTube.

 

A Touch Of Ink Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

 
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim

 
Matte Black Dots

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Paper Snips

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Bone Folder

 
Small Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

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Poinsettia Card

Poinsettia Petals Card

Let’s make a beautiful Poinsettia card!

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.

Poinsettia Card

Check out the poinsettia bracts (modified leaves). I colored them with the SU! Blends alcohol markers (Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody), aren’t they gorgeous?

Poinsettia card

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?

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (base card) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 51/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″ (emboss with Scripty 3D embossing folder)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock (3rd layer) — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (stamp “Merry Christmas” and die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp the flower and leaves then die-cut with Poinsettia die)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Poinsettia Petals Bundle (English)

 
Ornate Layers Dies

 
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Stampin' Seal
 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

 

 

 

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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 Cherry Blossom 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.

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Take a moment to watch my video below and learn just how simple coloring with SU! Blends can be!

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Hopefully, you will take time to create this lovely Forever Blossoms Thank You card.

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White (2nd layer) — 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (emboss the bottom 3/4 of cardstock with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder)
  • Basic Black (3rd layer) — 3/4″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp two floral images, color with Blends, and die cut with the cherry blossom dies)
  • Basic Black (small strip for the inside of the card) — 3/4″ x 4-1/4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube

 

Project Supply List

Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set (English)

 
Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set

 
Cherry Blossoms Dies

 
Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes 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.

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

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.

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

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!!

My SU! Color Palette

 

 

Card Dimensions

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (embossed layer) — 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (Punched with Banner Punch) — 2 x 5-1/4
  • Basic Black (layer) — 2-7/8 x 4-1/8
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 2-3/4 x 4

 

If you do not see my video below, click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Painted Poppies Bundle

 
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder

 
3D Embossing Folder Plate

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

 
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

 
Peaceful Poppies Sequins

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Snail Adhesive

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Bone Folder

 
Paper Snips

 

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If you live in the United States and would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products,

you can do so by visiting my online store.

 

Deck the Halls with Holly

Deck the Halls with Holly

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.

Deck the Halls with Holly

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! 

Deck the Halls with Holly

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
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

If you do not see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube.

 

 

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