Monday, June 18, 2018

Lace Edgelits, gdp#143. Thank you card

I love edgelits, doilies and such, so the new Delicate Lace Edgelits dies were on my list from day 1.
There are 3 different edgelits and as you can see they really do not have to go on the edge of the paper!

It's been a really long time since I've done a black card, but I never just do black and white, I am way to much into color, I love that pop of color, today I used 2 colors along with the black and I love it.

I used a piece of DSP from the new Tropical Escape DSP pack and just cut a small piece of it, layering it over the edge of my die. Then I added a stamped and cut out flower and the detailed leaf from Falling Flowers and May Flowers.  A tiny Thank you in silver embossing is so pretty.  And I finished it off with some of the silver Metallic Pearls!

We are playing along with GDP this week, so go here to check out the challenge.
My colors for this card are: Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

How gorgeous is the Subtles embossing folder

If you've seen the new catalog, you know there is an embossing folder called Subtle.  It's impossible to see what it looks like, so having just gotten mine, I set out to see what I could do about that.
One of my favorite things to do with my embossing folders is use my hard rubber brayer over an ink pad and then onto my folder.

You can pick a side or just do both and see which one you like better.  This is the folder using the Highland Heather ink.   It reminds me of those glass shower doors that have what the companies seem to call rain.  I really like this.   I'll be doing lots more playing with this idea.  For instance, what would it look like if I put the darker Purple, Gorgeous Grape over the lighter CS.  Hmmmmmmm.

The aqua is Costal Cabana, a returning color, we had it before as an incolor.  White and Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and I used the Falling Fowers and May Flower Framelits for my ovals and of course Basic pearls.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tropical Blooms card, Just Add Ink #412

Stampin up has some really, really different and wonderful stamp sets and die sets and even punches in the new annual catalog.   I think this is one of them.  This one can be die cut from right where you want the die to show or you can do what I did, cut it out then trim an edge around it.  And the leaves are just too much fun, I'll be playing with them next.

Here is the challenge I'm playing along with for this card.  Check the rest of the cards here.

My colors for this are: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Black.
I had to sub Lemon Lime Twist for the Apple green in the spalatters as I don't as yet have the ink pad.  The 6x6 Tropical Escape DSP is really gorgeous.
I was a little worried putting this together, that it might end up too busy, but I don't think that happened. And I usually will use a small print for anything like this,  but I just loved how this worked up, the leaves sticking out the sides.

Granny Apple Green was not a color I was looking forward to, just like Lemon Lime Twist was, but once again, I surprised myself by loving it when used right.  Look at it with the Blushing Bride, it's gorgeous together.
I hope you love it too. Thanks for stopping by.

EDIT:  In looking at my card I kept thinking there could and should be more. Normally when I'm done, I'm done. But here is the after after changes.   What do you think?  Better or not?

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Healing Thoughts, #fms340

Isn't that rose gorgeous?  This set, Healing Hugs is one of a new type of stamp set that SU has started making.  They are photos, turned into stamps, at least one main image is.  This is Healing Hugs, and this only takes one stamping, it was done with the new reformatted ink pad, Lovely Lipstick.  I think there are 3 or 4 stamp sets in what they are calling Dist INK tive stamps.

We saw the first on in the SAB this past Jan, and it was a huge hit.  There is a very neat Pointsettia set as well which I'll be getting.   I hope you like this as well.

Here it is with the colors, the new red is on top in the brand new style pad.  I'm loving those, they actually stack nicely, so are easier to have on the desk while working.
Lovely Lipstick, Pear Pizzazz and Lemon Lime Twist.

Playing along with Freshly made sketches this week.  Go here to see all the cards in the challenge.

This set also has 4 different get well messages, something we have been missing. And they are good ones.   I hope you enjoy. Happy Stampin.