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29 posts from June 2019

Thu 20

Bright Mbossed Brilliant Sunflower and Bold Friendly Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Send a note of appreciation with a brightly-embossed Brilliant Sunflower - and a thank you from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamp Set.  Hello - Jean Okimoto here with a sunny design in just three  colors on a fresh Lemon Grass Notecard.  It's probably the first time I've made a card with just three colors - that's all you'll need with these great dies and stamps! 

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Cut watercolor paper with the 3-¼"  Circle Basics die.  Pressure-emboss it with the Brilliant Sunflower using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  A portion of the outer edge will be cut off - but it'll be completely covered by the black diecut.

Cut a stencil from a Post-It with the solid flower from the die set.  Sponge VersaMark onto the embossed flower through the stencil.  Don't remove the stencil.  It'll  keep stray specks of powder away from the adjacent areas.  Heat-emboss it with the new Imagine Yellow Mboss, remove the stencil when it's cooled to room temperature.  

That little semi-circle on the top edge of the Mboss packet is a little section I snipped from the back edge above the zip-seal to make it easier to re-open the packet.  It's visible through the front layer of the translucent packet.  Not a major breakthrough in packaging, but it makes life easier!

Cut Brilliant Sunflower from black cardstock.  Daub VersaMark over the center of the flower with a cotton swab.  Sprinkle it with Mboss, firmly tap off the excess powder, then heat-emboss it.  

Diecut two black leaves.

Attach the black diecuts to the embossed sunflower and the background.

Prep black cardstock with the embossing powder tool.  Stamp the dotted strip and greeting from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamp Set with VersaMark and emboss them with more Yellow Mboss. Tear the  strip ends to resemble washi tape.  Yellow is just one of 38 powders in the new Mboss Collection.  They come in sturdy store-and-pour resealable pouches.

Attach the diecuts to a Lemon Grass Notecard.  Add the greeting (with foam dots) and yellow gem stickers.

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Celebrate summer's arrival with flowers - our Garden Bouquet Collection is literally a bouquet of beautiful designs for any occasion!

If you're in the Seattle area this weekend - join us for two classes at Impress on June 22nd.  It's another SEATTLE STYLE class at 10:30 - featuring favorite locally-designed stamps and dies.  Then it's OUTSIDE THE BOX at 1:30 - make variations of cards I've shared here on Outside the Box.   A ton of diecuts, some stamps, great papers and a lot of techniques in both classes!

Thanks for visiting - enjoy your weekend - 

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Wed 19

Hello Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello Everyone! It’s Isha today sharing a Clean and Simple card using a mix of new products. The new release has so many pretty dies and a GORGEOUS stamp. I decided to combine a couple of dies.

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I started by  sponging little blue distress ink in the center of the white cardbase. I then die-cut the leaf label in white and adhere it to the card. Next I die-cut the scribble posies outline and emboss them using WOW! Rose Gold embossing glitter.

On a scrap piece of watercolor paper, I added some color burst powders by Ken Oliver. Let it dry.  Adhere the flowers  to this colored panel and cut all around.

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Assemble everything together and stamp the sentiment.

 

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Wed 19

Hello Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello Everyone! It’s Isha today sharing a Clean and Simple card using a mix of new products. The new release has so many pretty dies and a GORGEOUS stamp. I decided to combine a couple of dies.

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I started by  sponging little blue distress ink in the center of the white cardbase. I then die-cut the leaf label in white and adhere it to the card. Next I die-cut the scribble posies outline and emboss them using WOW! Rose Gold embossing glitter.

On a scrap piece of watercolor paper, I added some color burst powders by Ken Oliver. Let it dry.  Adhere the flowers  to this colored panel and cut all around.

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Assemble everything together and stamp the sentiment.

 

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Mon 17

A Simple Summer Card
by Anne Thompson

Do you ever go to make a card with one idea in mind and the card becomes something else?  That's what happened to me on this  simple summer card.  This isn't at all where I thought I was headed, but I like where I ended up.

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I started with the piece of decorative paper.  This has been in my 12x12 stack for years--a Memory Box paper from many years ago.  The next step was to search through blank notecards for ones in coordinating colors.  I found some Juniper ones in my December box that I thought went well with the trees.  I cut the printed paper into three pieces each 4 x 5.25, one for the front of the notecard and two for the inside panels, and attached the pieces using a tape runner. 

The next step was to audition die cut images for the front of the card.  I tried several different birds and butterflies.  I felt like whatever I chose needed to be anchored with something more.  The dies I finally chose were SOARING SWALLOW 99995, GRASS STITCHED CIRCLE FRAME 99924, and one of the smaller circles from WRAPPED CIRCLES 30114.  

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I sacrificed another Juniper notecard and die cut the Grass Stitched Circle Frame and the Soaring Swallow from it.  I used a scrap off off-white for the Wrapped Circle which I glued under the grass.

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For more dimension I added a foam dot behind the bird.  When I set the finished image on the card I thought that ought to be raised as well so I added more foam dots behind the circle.

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When I am ready to send out this card to celebrate the summer solstice later this month I plan to stamp a sentiment directly on the printed paper or glue on some die cut words from more of the Juniper cardstock. 

A suggestion:  Choose a pretty paper and a coordinating card and see where you end up!

Happy summer!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

Sun 16

A Trio of Poppies
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Sunday friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Today I have a card to share using the Layered Poppy die, let's get started!

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I cut out the Layered Poppy in white paper three times and glued them all together. To make my square background I made my own stencil with the Square Basics set and used my ink blending brush to fill them in with a teal ink.
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So fun and something I know I will try again! I kept to a teal and white color scheme on this card and glued my stenciled piece of paper to a teal card and then added some darker teal strips of paper to clean up the edges of the white paper.IMG_0118

I finished the card off with three little clear gems in the bottom corner. So fun and easy too.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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Sat 15

Just a Little Note with Scribble Roses and the Rose Bouquet by Jean Okimoto

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Sending a little note is thoughtful - and creative - with the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamp Set and the Scribble Roses.  Happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a flowery felt design featuring our Garden Bouquet Collection.  

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Stamp the bouquet on pale gray cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink.   Trim the stamped image with the coordinating Rose Bouquet die.  Cut another Rose Bouquet from the same cardstock and attach it behind the stamped diecut for dimension.

Trim the left side of the double layer with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to a side-folded pale gray A-2 card.

Cut Scribble Roses Outline from dark gray cardstock.

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to light pink, bright pink and light peach wool-blend felt.  Cut the Scribble Roses Background.  Assemble the roses and add them to the card.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through. 

Stamp the greeting - also from the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamp Set - on light pink cardstock with Morning Mist.  Dry the ink, then trim the greeting with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it with foam dots.

Add orange gem stickers.

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Hope you like flowery cards - and felt diecuts too!  There are so many ways to combine the beautiful florals from the Garden Bouquet Collection - it's versatile, timeless - and my new favorite!  

Thanks for visiting - have a fun weekend and I'll see you again next week...

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Fri 14

Wishing you the Best
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

This month's challenge is "buttons", and here is my challenge card.

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To create this card, I die cut the Large Cosmos die on the top portion of my card front and saved the flower outline. Next I sponged my card front with Twisted Citron Distressed Oxide ink and misted it with water.  Once it was dry, I spattered the card front with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. 

I sponged a white notecard with Broken China Distress Oxide ink so that the color would show through my die cut on the card front.  I used foam tape to adhere my card front to my notecard.

I die cut the Antique Leaf Label craft die from white cardstock and glued this to my card front.  Next I adhered a button to the center of my flower and used foam tape, only in the center, to glue it to my card. 

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Next I stamped and white heat embossed the word wishing on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.  I stamped "you are the best" in black ink right underneath the word wishing.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend!

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Thu 13

Layered Tulip, Layered Poppy, Layered Rose and Jotted Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Add a fresh look to simple notecards with the Layered Poppy, Layered Rose and Layered Tulip - then pair them with Jotted Cheers, Jotted Awesome and Jotted Thanks.  Mix and match these great new floral designs with a combo of pressure-embossed and diecut greetings and be ready for any occasion.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a trio of designs for you today.

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Prep the cardstock to save time - tape turquoise, yellow-green and peach cardstock to green cardstock and cut the blossoms, leaves and stems all at once.  

Color the stamen with a black Sharpie and attach it between the layers of the poppy.   The flowers are designed to have the smaller accent sections layered over the main piece.  I just reversed that and glued the smaller sections behind the main sections.  

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Cut white cardstock with the 3-½"  4-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  

Pressure-emboss the backgrounds of the Jotted Awesome, Cheers and Thanks greetings near the lower right corner of the rectangle using the plates and mats required for your machine.  I embossed the backgrounds instead of cutting them from contrasting colors to add just a bit of dimension.  It's also easier to attach the delicate script greetings to the embossed backgrounds - everything just falls into place.  

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Attach the diecuts to a side-folded white A-2 card.  Add matching gem stickers - or clear gems custom-colored with a Sharpie.

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's SUMMER SPLASH class at Impress!  Special thanks to Jenny for her sweet and savory popcorn assortment in those sweet spring bowls!  Hope you liked to bright summer designs and origami fish on our cards.   Thanks too - Erin and Lynne - for helping everyone shop and fill those baskets.  

No classes for me this weekend -see everyone again at the SEATTLE STYLE and OUTSIDE THE BOX classes at Impress on June 22nd.

Thanks for visiting...see you here again on Saturday!

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Wed 12

Watercolor Vellum Daisies
by Trina Pham

Hello there.  I have a clean and simple birthday card to share today featuring watercoloring on vellum - vellum diecuts to be exact.  Vellum is a beautiful product, but if you’ve ever tried watercoloring it, you know how much it curls and warps.  However, this isn’t always a bad thing.  On my card, the curling added dimension.

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A couple of key points for this technique: use heavy-weight vellum and use as little water as possible.  

The vellum daisies from Daisy Silhouette were watercolored with Zig markers and a water brush, then set aside to air dry.  Bristol paper was used for the remainder of the card.  The frame was die cut with the Rectangle Basics set.  The diamond pattern from Distressed Windham Collage was used to create the “trellis”.  The sentiment from Watching the World Bloom was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  

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Assembled the card onto a white top folding card base and Crystal Glaze added to the centers finished off the card.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

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Tue 11

Sweet Friend Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello Everyone! It’s Isha today sharing a Clean and Simple card using a mix of new products. The new release has so many pretty dies and a GORGEOUS stamp. I decided to use the stamp and did some ghost stamping.

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I started by sponging various colors of distress inks to a white panel. For the next step using a stamping tool helps, I used my Misti. I stamped the  image using the picked raspberry distress ink and then sprayed water to the stamp and stamped the image in the same place. The water reacts with distress inked background and gives a ghost like soft impression. Let this dry.

I then took a white gel pen and added some details to the card. This gives instant pop to the image. Die-cut the image using the coordinating die.

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Add some flick of black ink to the cardbase. Adhere the image.

I then stamped and embossed the sentiment onto a black stripe. Assemble everything together.

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