A Real Birthday Bash… Stampin’ Up! Style!

Now that Valentine’s Day is behind us, it is time to celebrate some birthdays!  I am totally in love with the Birthday Bash DSP from Stampin’ Up!  So much so, that I had to find a way to use every last scrap of it!

Birthday Bash DSP (1 of 8)

Isn’t that festive!  The Happy Stampers group has a “Birthday Bomb” club, where we “bomb” people with birthday cards on their special day.  It is so much fun to receive the cards in the mail when it is your turn.  Well, there are LOTS of birthdays in this club during February and March, so I need to get busy!

Birthday Bash DSP (3 of 8)

I love how the different patterns of this DSP came together.  That is one of the great things about Stampin’ Up!  All the colors coordinate, and it is so easy to create designs that work.

Birthday Bash DSP (5 of 8)

Here’s another variation on the same card idea.  This time I decided to use the brand new Bow Punch!  Isn’t it just adorable?  And, did I mention that the bows are really easy to make and come together quickly… but you should be prepared to use a bunch of glue dots. LOL!

Birthday Bash DSP (4 of 8) Birthday Bash DSP (7 of 8)

For the inside of the cards, I simply added strip of the DSP to the bottom.  It is amazing how something so simple can really make a difference!

Birthday Bash DSP (6 of 8)Well, I succeeded in not wasting any of my Birthday Bash DSP, and I got a jump on some of those birthday cards I’ll need in the coming weeks.  If you are a fan of this project, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post following the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for Today’s Project

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Lovely as a Tree Birthday Wishes – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card is masculine birthday card featuring the Lovely as a Tree and Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I love how well this set lends itself to water coloring.  The tree image can be a beautiful springtime card, or a fall beauty depending on the colors you choose.

Lovely as a Tree (1 of 8) The Lovely as a Tree stamp set has withstood the test of time, and it is easy to see why.  I would love to hear how you have used this stamp set in you creations.  Also, if you are a fan of my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Lovely as a Tree (2 of 8)

I started my card today with an Old Olive card base, which I heat embossed using the leaf stamp from Lovely as a Tree.  I used Versamark ink and clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to create the lovely tone-on-tone leaf pattern for my background.

Lovely as a Tree (8 of 8)

Next, I stamped the tree image on water color paper using Stazon Black ink.  I used my Classic Stampin’ Pads in Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise and my aqua painter to color the stamped image.  I’ll let you in on a little secret, I accidentally got a smudge of tempting turquoise ink on the edge of my panel… so I used my Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Marker to color around the edge of the panel to cover it up!  Remember, there are no mistakes in stamping, only happy accidents. LOL.

Lovely as a Tree (3 of 8)

Once my art piece was finished, I layered it on panels of Pistachio Pudding and Soft Suede card stock and adhered it to the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.  Then I punched two ovals in Soft Suede using the word window punch.  I punched them a second time to shorten them, then I added candy dots from the neutrals collection.  I used a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side of the punch and liquid glue on the right side because my layered panels were quite thick.

Lovely as a Tree (4 of 8)

For my sentiment, I chose the “Birthday Wishes” greeting from the Four You stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink and then used my hexagon punch to create a banner.  I inked around the edges of the sentiment using my sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink.  Next, I adhered the greeting to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue on the portion that overlapped the stamped panel.

Lovely as a Tree (6 of 8)

Lovely as a Tree (7 of 8)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the tree image from Lovely as a Tree on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink.

Lovely as a Tree (5 of 8)

This card is going to be perfect for my dad’s birthday in a couple of weeks.  He loves the outdoors and admires all the old trees around the lake near his house when we go for walks together.  I hope you have enjoyed today’s project.  If so, please pin it to Pinterest.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts. Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Lovely as a Tree or Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

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Card Base:  Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Soft Suede – 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel; Pistachio Pudding – 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel; Water Color Paper – 3″ x 3″ panel; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – banner for greeting

 

Thinking of You with Serene Silhouettes – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card is an elegant floral card featuring the Serene Silhouettes and Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  The name of this stamp set has us focus on the beautiful silhouette of the designs, but today I wanted to show you how this stamp set can be used with color to create lovely flowers that are so quick and easy!

Serene Silhouettes & Four You (5 of 7)

I love the versatility of this stamp set!  I would appreciate hearing what you think about it too.  What is your favorite way to use the Serene Silhouettes stamp set?  I love reading all of your comments and connecting with you as we create together.  Also, if you are a fan of my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Serene Silhouettes & Four You (2 of 7)

I started my card today with a Crumb Cake card base.  Then I inked around the edges of a panel of Polka Dot Pink Pirouette DSP from the subtles paper stack using Crumb Cake ink. I adhered the panel to the front of my card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Serene Silhouettes & Four You (3 of 7)

Next, I colored the floral stamp from Serene Silhouettes using my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I colored all of the grass with Crumb Cake, and I colored the blooms with Blushing Bride.  Then I used the “Thumping” technique to add some extra interest to my image before stamping it.  I used Soft Suede on the grass and Strawberry Slush on the flowers to provide some extra depth and shading to my art piece.  This video tutorial will show you just how easy it is to create beautiful images using the Thumping technique.

Once my focal point was finished, I matted it with Crumb Cake card stock and adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For my sentiment, I chose the “Thinking of You” greeting from the Four You stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Crumb Cake Ink and then used my hexagon punch to create a banner.  I inked around the edges of the sentiment using my sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink.  Next, I adhered the greeting to the stamped floral panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, for a finishing touch, I added three medium pearls to the top right corner of my art piece.

Serene Silhouettes & Four You (1 of 7)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the floral image from Serene Silhouettes on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock; using the same technique as I did on the front.

Serene Silhouettes & Four You (7 of 7)

I am very happy with how this card turned out.  I can’t wait to try the thumping technique with other stamp sets!  This card would be a great design for many occasions.  Simply by changing the greeting, you could use this card for nearly anything.  I hope you have enjoyed my creation today.  If you have, save it for later by pinning it to Pinterest.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts. Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Serene Silhouettes or Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

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Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Pink Pirouette DSP (Subtles Paper Stack) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Crumb Cake – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel; Very Vanilla – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – banner for greeting

 

Mosaic Madness… Hello Card – Stampin’ Up!

Sometimes when life gets busy you just need a super quick card!  Today’s project fits that bill just perfectly with two versions of an everyday card to say “Hello” featuring the Mosaic Madness and Four  You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!

Mosaic Madness (1 of 11)

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Mosaic Madness (7 of 11)

I started my card today with a Whisper White card base, which I dry embossed using the Modern Mosaic Textured Impresssions Embossing Folder.  Next, I added a strip of Gumball Green designer series paper from the Birthday Basics Pack.  That set has so many cute patterns in it!  If you don’t have it in your collection, you should grab some before it is gone.  The Birthday Basics set is one that is available only while supplies last through June 4th.

Mosaic Madness (2 of 11)

Next, I stamped one of the designs from the Mosaic Madness stamp set onto Whisper White card stock using my Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I punched out the stamped images using the Mosaic Punch.  (The Mosaic Madness stamp set and Mosaic Punch are available as a bundle for a 15% discount through June 4th.)  Then I adhered the punched pieces to the front of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Mosaic Madness (8 of 11)

For my sentiment, I chose the “Hello” greeting from the Four You stamp set.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool.  I punched out my sentiment using the Decorative Label Punch.  Then I created a partial mat for my greeting by punching the same shape in Gumball Green DSP.  I cut the green punch in half lengthwise, and then cut out the pointed part on the sides (click here to see a visual).

Mosaic Madness (3 of 11)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped one of the border stamps from Mosaic Madness in Pistachio Pudding ink along the top and bottom of the inside of my card.

Mosaic Madness (4 of 11)

Mosaic Madness (6 of 11)

I love how quick and easy these cards are to create!  I hope you will try it out when you are in need of a fast solution.  A great way to store all your ideas for creative inspiration is to pin them to Pinterest.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Mosaic Madness or Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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 Weekly Deals

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Birthday Basics DSP (Gumball Green) – 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip OR 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip depending on which layout you choose.

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – four mosaic punches, one decorative label punch; Birthday Basics DSP (Gumball Green) – one decorative label punch.

 

Serene Silhouettes Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Friday, I shared an elegant card featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  I liked the card so much, that I decided to create a stamp-a-stack collection around it.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in making this gorgeous card set , please contact me to sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  We will create this set and another one (I’ll post about that one soon).  The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials, use of my stamping supplies, and I will do all the prep work… you can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

serene silhouettes (28 of 28)

If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

All of the cards in this set were inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers CAS266 card challenge, which was to create a clean and simple card using three of the following colors:

I maintained the same design elements for all four cards of this set.  For details about the techniques used in this project, please click here.  Below, you will find card recipes for the specific supplies and dimensions for each card.

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Wishes (Card #1)

Serene Silhouettes (12 of 14)

Card #1 was inspired by three different challenges:  Retro Sketches #108, Splitcoast Stampers CAS266, and The Card Concept #7.

Challenge Images

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Four You (130538); Serene Silhouettes (127324); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); Hexagon Punch (130919); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (2 panels); Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (2 panels), one butterfly punch; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Morning Meadow… “Hello” (Card #2)

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serene silhouettes (14 of 28)

I used Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #130 for my inspiration for card #2 of my stamp-a-stack set.  This set was created using the Morning Meadow stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) which is available as one the hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow (129678); Perfect Pennants (133230)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127751); Pansy Punch (130698)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; 3-1/8″ x 2-13/16″ panel (mat for stamped image), 3″ x 2-3/4″ panel (for stamped image), one pansy punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/2″ x 3″; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Just for You (Card #3)

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serene silhouettes (5 of 28)

Mojo Monday sketch challenge 339, provided the inspiration for card #3.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), and A Round Array for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404); 1″ circle punch (119868)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 3-1/2″ x 11″ card base; Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image), one 7-8″ scalloped circle punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4″ (2 panels), 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (2 panels); Soft Sky Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″; Smoky Slate (131202) – 1″ circle punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Thank You (Card #4)

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serene silhouettes (24 of 28)

The Paper Craft Crew, sketch challenge #87, provided the inspiration for card #4.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), Petite Petals (wood mount and clear mount) and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Petite Petals (133155)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); Hexagon Punch (130919); Banner Punch (133519); Modern Label Punch (119849); Word Window Punch (119857); Petite Petals Punch (133322)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ card base; 1-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (banner), one word window punch, 4 petite petals punches, Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image); Marina Mist (119682) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (banner); Smoky Slate (131202) – one modern label punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Serene Silhouettes Birthday Wishes Card – Stampin’ Up!

I have an elegant card for you today that features the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  Recently I have seen several projects that used a resist technique with beautiful results, so I decided to try it out for myself.  I think the white embossing of the flower image is just lovely!  If you agree, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Serene Silhouettes (12 of 14)

Today’s project is inspired by three different challenges:  Retro Sketches #108, Splitcoast Stampers CAS266, and The Card Concept #7.

Challenge Images

I began my card with a Whisper White card base.  Then I cut panels of Marina Mist and Soft Sky.  I used my Big Shot to emboss the Soft Sky panels with the Beautifully Baroque and Fancy Fan embossing folders.  I layered the Soft Sky panels on the Marina Mist ones and adhered them to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Serene Silhouettes (3 of 14)

Next, it was time to turn my attention to my focal piece for the card.  I began by rubbing a panel of Whisper White card stock with my Embossing Buddy to ensure that I got a clean image without any extra embossing powder stuck on the card.  Then I inked up my stamp with Versamark Ink and coated the image with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I used my Heat Emboss Tool to set the image.

Serene Silhouettes (1 of 14)

At this stage of the game, things were looking rather plain, but that was all about to change.  The next steps are where the magic happens.  I used a sponge dauber to add ink to the background of my image.  I began by adding Soft Sky ink to the entire background using a circular motion. Then I started from the bottom of the panel and added Marina Mist ink, blending it with the Soft Sky as I went.  I followed the same procedure with my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad next.  I kept layering and blending until I achieved the desired ombre effect.

Serene Silhouettes (2 of 14)

I finished my art piece by adding a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped the image in Marina Mist ink on Soft Sky card stock and punched it out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I embellished the butterfly with a Basic Pearl Accent and attached it to the panel using a Mini Glue Dot.  Next, I punched the bottom of the panel using my Scallop Trim Border Punch and attached it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For my greeting , I chose the “Birthday Wishes” sentiment from the  Four You stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped it in Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Smoky Slate card stock.  Then I used my Hexagon Punch to create the ends of my banner.  Next, I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel with Marina Mist ink.  I mounted my sentiment onto the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I added three pearls to the top right corner of the card.

Serene Silhouettes (9 of 14)

For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I stamped the floral image from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set in the corner using my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad.

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As a final detail, I stamped the images from the card on an envelope too.  I love the crisp look of the blue tones on the white card.  It just looks clean and elegant.  I would love to hear what you think about this project too.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment, for your chance to win a free stamp set!  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the Serene Silhouettes stamp set you can shop in my online store now by clicking here.  If you need any stamping supplies, I hope you will consider contacting me to be your demonstrator.  I would love to create with you!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Four You (130538); Serene Silhouettes (127324); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); Hexagon Punch (130919); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (2 panels); Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (2 panels), one butterfly punch; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)