470 posts categorized "Flowers"

01/16/2020

Thu 16

Create a Love Airy Script Heart and Add the Scribble Rose Trio by Jean Okimoto

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Transform the Hugs Loving Heart into a Love Airy Script heart with a quick trim.  It's an easy way to create custom designs with your favorite greeting dies.  Add a glittered Scribble Rose Trio and your Valentine card is ready to go.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a snip-and-go technique for great greetings.

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Cut Hugs Loving Heart from red cardstock.  Remove "hugs" with three quick snips - save it for another project.  Cut Love Airy Script from the same red cardstock.

Cut the pale gray dotted print from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 set with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Attach the Loving Heart outline and Love Airy Script to the gray heart background.

Cut the Scribble Rose Trio outline from white cardstock.  Cut the triple background from red glittered cardstock.

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded gray A-2 card.  Add pale gold gem stickers.

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I think it's great when we can alter our diecuts and create something new.  Try this technique with some of the words from our Jotted designs too!  

Special thanks to everyone from last week's BIRTHDAYS HAPPEN class at Impress!   Thanks to Jan, Jenny, Robin and Jacky for the great snacks too.  Thanks again Ann, Erin and Lynne - for helping everyone fill their baskets with the latest papers, tools and toys.

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for a new class this Saturday.  We're using the great dies and stamps from the Valentine 2020 Collection and making cards with a hearts-and-hugs theme. Make cool cards to  celebrate friendship, send a hug or remember someone special on Valentine's Day.

Thanks for visiting - keep warm, see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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01/09/2020

Thu 09

Add Layers of Texture with the Heart Bouquet 3D Embossing Folder by Jean Okimoto

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The new 3D Heart Bouquet Embossing Folder adds texture, dimension and a great backdrop for the Scribble Rose Trio and Tall Sketch Heart.  There's a lot happening on this card - let the pink, gray and white balance the mixture of textures.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a soft, subtle design for Valentine's Day. Switch the greeting and it's ready for weddings, baby cards or a thinking-of-you message.

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Cut a 4-¼" x 5-½" rectangle of watercolor paper.  Give it a light spritz of water on the back side.  Pressure-emboss it with the Heart Bouquet 3D Embossing Folder.  Trim the corners with a corner rounding punch.  

Cut Tall Sketch Heart from light pink cardstock - save the skinny offcuts from the top left corner and the right edge/bottom point.  Cut it again fron dark gray cardstock.  Stamp "xoxo" - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps Set - on the pink heart with Brilliance Starlite Black.

Cut the Scribble Rose Trio outline from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the solid background from light pink cardstock and pressure-emboss it with the detailed outline die.  

Round the corners of a top-folding white A-2 card and attach the embossed layer. Add the heart and rose diecuts.

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Try this design with fuchsia and gray diecuts too - or red and black - for a different look.  Hope you've been inspired to create an assortment of Valentines this year.  Make a few extras and have them ready for other occasions and everyday greeting too!

Special thanks to everyone from last week's LOVENOTES class at Impress!  Thanks for the pretzel chips Jan and Jenny!  Hope you liked the cards and enjoy making them for the special people in your life.  Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for once helping everyone fill those shopping baskets.

In the Seattle area and need birthday card ideas?  See you at Impress on January 11th for the BIRTHDAYS HAPPEN - SO MANY CANDLES class.  Create cards, laugh and share the joys of growing better, not older.

Thanks for visiting...

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01/02/2020

Thu 02

Challenge Inspiration - Friendship Floral Heart Clear Stamps and Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Outs by Jean Okimoto

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The Valentine's 2020 Collection celebrates more than just the 14th of February.  It's perfect for celebrating friendship, caring and sharing too.  Hello and Happy 2020 - Jean Okimoto here with a versatile design that works for many occasions.

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Stamp Friendship Floral Heart on pink cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Outs die.  Cut white vellum with the 1.90" tall die. 

Pressure-emboss a closed/folded white A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card with the largest heart die using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  My Platinum machine easily embossed both layers of the 80# cardstock - but results may vary depending upon the thickness of your cardstock.  Don't force the card through the machine - you can also unfold the card and emboss just the card front.  

Stamp "grateful" on the pink cardstock and heat-emboss it.  

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Stamp and emboss the inside greeting and attach it inside the pressure-embossed heart.

Cut a 1-⅜" x 5" strip of gray cardstock.  Cut a ¾" x 4-½" strip of the lighter gray Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 print.

Assemble the card and add pink gem stickers.

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Here's a storage tip - attach your die sets to curtain hooks to keep them organized, handy and visible.  The hook can also be attached to a magnetic tool strip that can then be attached to chrome shelves or a pegboard.

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Hope you'll have fun designing special Valentines with our latest release - and creating some friendship and all-occasion cards while your supplies are out.  A set of heart notecards would be a sweet and thoughtful Valentine gift too.  

Thanks for visiting.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the LOVENOTES class at Impress on Saturday!

Jeansignature-3

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12/29/2019

Sun 29

Friendship Across the Miles
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  When I wrote my tutorial about using 3D embossing folders, I went ahead and made a ton of backgrounds.  After all, when you have things set up, why not make a bunch to have on hand? The Shining Mandala folder will be part of the Memory Box February release.

For today's card, I used the embossed background as well as one of the images from the Friendship Floral Heart clear stamp set.  I absolutely love that the set has a ton of sentiment to send your friends. I stamped the image onto 140lb watercolor paper with black versafine ink and then colored my flower with Zig clean color real brush markers.  I then softened all of the colors using a waterbrush.

Here is a close up of the flower:

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I cut out the flower with detail scissors and then glued it along with the sentiment onto my 3D background.

Do you send more cards to your friends or family?  I am just curious.

Have a wonderful end to your weekend.

Laurasignature


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12/26/2019

Thu 26

Scribble Rose Trio and the Tall Sketch Heart by Jean Okimoto

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The new Tall Sketch Heart creates a great background for the Scribble Rose Trio on a simple card for any occasion.  Add an upbeat greeting from the Big and Little Valentine's Clear Stamps Set and gem stickers to complete the design.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a quick and easy card today.

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Cut Tall Sketch Heart from light gray cardstock.  Cut the solid Scribble Rose Trio background from Coral Creme cardstock.  Cut the rose trio outline from Smoky cardstock.

Stamp the greeting on Coral Creme cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.

Attach Birch Press Design's Shimmer Lines Wide Washi Tape to Arroyo cardstock.  Cut a 1-¼" x 5" strip of it to add a soft shimmer and a delicate gold pattern to the card.

Cut accent strips - ¾" x 4-½" of the gray stripes from the Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 Set - ad 2" x 3-½" of Coral Creme cardstock.

Attach everything to a white A-6 card.  Add gold gem stickers.

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Join us for the Valentine Wishes class at Impress on December 28th.  It's a new, added class to introduce the Valentine's 2020 Collection.  We're making cards featuring the new collection - and adding glitter, artpapers and a favorite origami heart.

Impress is also having their annual after-Christmas sales thru December 31st.  Enjoy 40% discounts on all in-store Christmas products.  It's a great time to make a list of the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs Christmas items you've been wishing for and take  advantage of this great sale.

Thanks for visiting...keep warm!  Jeansignature-3

12/25/2019

Wed 25

Diecut Friendship Floral Heart with Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out by Jean Okimoto

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Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!  

December arrived so quickly, bringing the Valentine's 2020 Collection filled with beautiful hearts and flowers.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple watercolored design from the new collection - and a faux-splatter technique.

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Spritz the smoother side of watercolor paper with a fine mist of water.  Paint it a pale, watery pink - I used a diluted Kaleidacolor dye ink refill.  Heat-set it - from both sides to minimize curling.

Stamp the large Friendship Floral Heart with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Watercolor the flowers, leaves and berries.  Heat-set it again.

Cover the entire heart with the Poppystamps Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape. It's a versatile tape with a soft translucent shimmer - and white specks. It resembles random splatters of white paint, water or bleach.  These amazing little white spots landed exactly where I wanted them to - unlike the wayward, wonkly splatters I usually end up with. Cut it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out.  Cut the front panel of a gray 5-½" square card with the same die.  

Paint the smooth side of a watercolor paper scrap pink.  Heat-set the ink and stamp "be happy" from the new Big and Little Valentine's Clear Stamps with a clean VersaMark inkpad.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder, set it aside to cool.  Brush Slate Gray Kaleidacolor Dye Ink over it with a slightly damp wide paintbrush.  The embossed greeting will resist the dye ink and match the Friendship Floral Heart.

Assemble the card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add ¼" punched circles of pink glittered cardstock.

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will try these techniques on holiday thank-yous and Valentine designs. 

Thanks for visiting - see you again tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

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12/19/2019

Thu 19

Scribble Rose Trio and Double Stitch Happy Heart Cutouts by Jean Okimoto

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The 2020 Valentine's release is here!  It's a great collection of hearts, frames, words, flowers, foliage, butterflies - and a detailed deep-impression 3-D embossing folder.  We can't wait to share our latest designs with you and hope you'll be inspired to highlight them in your projects. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many Design Team Valentine designs. 

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Cut the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from Smoky cardstock.  Cut the heart with the second-largest die from the set.  Save the center heart for another project - we're using the outer section as a frame here.

Attach Birch Press Designs Shimmer Lines  Wide Washi Tape to pink cardstock and cut it with the second-largest heart.  It's a generous 4-½" wide tape - with delicate gold lines and a frosty, translucent look.  Use it as an overlay to enhance white and colored cardstock and create custom-colored coordinated backgrounds and accents for your projects.  

Cut the detailed Scribble Rose Trio outline from light gray cardstock.  Cut the solid rose trio from pink cardstock.  Emboss the pink diecut with the outline using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Embossing adds dimension and shadows.  

Stamp "cherish" - from the Big and Little Valentine's Clear Stamps - onto a white A-6 (4-½" x 6--¼") card with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Attach the diecuts.

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View the Valentine Collection here - we hope you'll love it as much as we do!

Big thanks to everyone from last week's WHITTLE, SCRIBBLE & STACK class at Impress!  It was like a festive cardmaking party among friends - with wonderful holiday treats from Jenny, Jan, Jean C, Jacky, Kelly and Lynne. It was an 8:6 ratio of treats:cards!  We laughed, ate - and even made 6 cards. Thank you for all of your special treats!  Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for helping everyone shop.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Saturday with another Valentine's 2020 Collection design...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out 

11/29/2019

Fri 29

Peace on Earth
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a Christmas card using the amazing Ruffled Poinsettia Die!!! 

This card is fairly simple to create. Here is how I went about it...I die cut the poinsettia three times. 

I colored the petals, leaves, and flower centers with Copic Markers. I left the frame of the petals and leaves

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The lighter poinsettia Copic colors: RV00, RV02, RV04.  The darker poinsettia Copic colors: RV63, RV66, RV69.

For the leaves: G40, G43, G46. For the flower centers: YR21, YR24. I splattered white paint on the leaves and petals and set aside to dry. 

I used a piece of black card stock for the background. Splattered some white and gold paint and set aside to dry.

I die cut Peace sentiment twice, once with silver glitter card stock the other with basic black card stock. I adhered them

together slightly off center to create a shadow. Emboss and trim the sentiment from the stamp set Tidings Wreath.

 
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Assemble the card as you desire. This is the fun part! You can arrange the flowers and sentiments any way you choose!

I adhered the poinsettias first with foam tape. Than I trimmed the over hang. Than I adhered the die cut sentiment,

also with foam tape. The embossed sentiment I adhered with glue.

For a finishing touch, I added some Stickles clear glitter glue to the flower centers.

Hope you give this a try!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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09/15/2019

Sun 15

Send Hugs with the Memory Box Simon Says Stamp’s Exclusive Stamptember Stamp Set by Jean Okimoto

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Send a hug - and brighten someone's day - with a floral design from the Memory Box Stamptember Stamp Set for Simon Says Stamp.  It's a limited edition set celebrating the 10th anniversary of Stamptember and it's available while supplies last.  

Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design that's perfect when you need a quick card.  If you're busy or coloring-challenged like I am - this is your card!

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Stamp the bouquet on the smoother side of Coral Creme cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink. Cut it with the large circle frame from the Stylish Frame Trio.  Save the delicate double outer circles too.

Cut three accent strips of Rock Candy (¾" x 4"), Easter Grass (1"x 5")  and Arroyo (¾"x 4-½") cardstock.  

Use Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides to  stamp "sending" from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamps near the bottom right corner of a 5-½" square white card.  Stamp "hugs" from the limited edition Fresh Cut Bouquet stamp set.

Diecut a heart from Arroyo using the Heart Board die.

Assemble the card.  Add peach gem stickers.  

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Hope you like this quick and easy design.  Thanks for visiting...enjoy your summer weekend!

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09/14/2019

Sat 14

Simon Says Stamp’s Exclusive Stamptember Fresh Cut Bouquet by Jean Okimoto

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The Memory Box Exclusive Fresh Cut Bouquet Set for Simon Says Stamp is great for the ink-lifting technique.  Pair it with warm Distress Oxide colors and crisp white diecuts from the Petite Leaf Frame Set.   The 10th Anniversary Stamptember Limited Edition stamp set is only available while supplies last - order your set soon and enjoy it for late summer and fall projects.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here, using a popular technique that's been around for several years -  but creates unique results each time.  Sponge or brush the smoother side of watercolor paper with overlapping layers of  Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides.  Set it aside to air-dry.  Have a Kleenex tissue and another stamp block ready for the next step.  

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Spritz the clean Fresh Cut Bouquet stamp with water and press it firmly onto the inked watercolor paper for about a minute. Carefully remove the stamp and lay the tissue flat on the watercolor paper.  Press it with the stamp block to absorb the excess water.

Dry the watercolor paper then trim it with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die.

Stamp the greeting - also from the set - on a scrap of watercolored paper with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Cut the leaves and pods from the Petite Leaf Frame set from white cardstock.

Attach everything to an A-6 card of textured white cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add yellow gem stickers.

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Hope you'll try this technique with different designs from our 2019 Holiday Collection.  It would be great with the evergreens, leaves and wreaths.

Thanks for visiting...see you tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

 

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