462 posts categorized "Flowers"

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!

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09/05/2019

Thu 05

Add Sketch Blooms to the New Jovial Wreath by Jean Okimoto

 

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The new Jovial Wreath is perfect for fall cards - it doesn't need to wait till Christmas.  Diecut it from watercolored paper and add a trio of Sketch Blooms  for a quick Thanksgiving card, birthday or thank-you card in fall colors.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a versatile design you can use throughout the year.  A quick color change would transform this into a holiday card with layered poinsettias and sparkly snowflake or star gem stickers.  

 

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Paint watercolor paper with diluted Kaleidacolor dye ink refills.  Heat-set the inks.  Cut it with Jovial Wreath and Sketch Blooms.

 Cut dark green cardstock with Jovial Wreath and layer it behind the watercolored wreath for dimension.

Attach pieces of green glittered cardstock behind the flower centers.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Fern and Berries Clear Stamps Set - on a scrap of white cardstock with Sunshine VersaFine Clair.  

Attach everything to a side-folded white A-2 card/  Add orange gem stickers.

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Thanks for visiting...hope you're enjoying the designs from our 2019 Holiday Collection as much as we enjoy sharing our ideas with you.  

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for two classes at Impress this Saturday.  It's Simply Asian at 10:30 and Awesome Blossoms at 1:30.  We're using the best of Memory Box, Birch Press Design and Poppystamps - and some beautiful new artpapers from Shizen Design.  See you!

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08/25/2019

Sun 25

Celebrate with the Simple Poinsettia Frame from the 2019 Holiday Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Pearlescent inks highlight the beautiful details of the new Simple Poinsettia Frame and a holiday message from the Mistletoe Swag Clear Stamps Set.  Add gold gem stickers - and that's it!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here...hope you're enjoying your weekend. We're excited about our 2019 Holiday Collection and can't wait to share more designs and ideas with you!

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Cut Simple Poinsettia Frame from watercolor paper - it makes the beautiful details stand out.  Cut the four additional petals.  Cut an extra petal from the framed poinsettia - it's the one on the right.  

Brilliance inks are great for coloring diecuts - they're easy to blend, then dry quickly.  I've used Rocket Red Gold and a bit of Sunflower Yellow for the petals.  Pearlescent Thyme colors the leaves and stem.  Use a Post-it to mask the edges where the leaves and stem are attached to the frame.  

Attach the large extra petal from the frame die first, then add the other petals.  Use a small amount of glue at the bottom of the petals and crease them gently before assembling the poinsettia.  

Stamp the greeting with Rocket Red Gold.

Attach everything to a top-folded A-2 card of smooth white cardstock.

Add yellow gem stickers.

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Add texture and dimension to your projects with the detailed designs from our 2019 Holiday Collection.  Find your new favorites there - and be inspired by the holiday idea books filled with Dave Brethauer's beautiful cards.  

Thanks for visiting...see you again tomorrow!

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08/21/2019

Wed 21

Roses in a Mug
by Trina Pham

Hi everyone.  I have not received the new Holiday goodies yet, so I have a birthday card to share today.  I decided to use the smaller images in the Rose Bouquet stamp set and one of my favourite techniques to create this.

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Most of my cards I make are clean and simple (CAS), and one of my favorite techniques to help preserve white space is masking.  Created my masks by stamping the images onto masking paper and fussy cutting them out.  The mug from Cozy Mugs was die cut from Copic friendly paper.  

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Arranged those pieces to create the bouquet and use it as a guide.  Stamped the foremost image first then masked it.  Repeated these steps, working from front to back.  Once completed, it looked like a  hot mess, but here comes my favorite part... remove the masks to reveal the image!

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Colored the image in with Copics then fussy cut it out. Adhered it to the mug then added shading with cool grey Copic markers.  Next, masked the bottom of a Bristol panel and blended Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw distress inks for the background.

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Attached the flowering mug onto the panel and added shading under the cup to ground it.  Perky Happy Birthday was then die cut twice from thick white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  

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Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base with fun foam.  Added clear shimmer to the roses and Crystal Glaze on the sentiment to finish (sorry, couldn’t quite capture the sparkle and shine in the photos).  As you may have noticed, the colors were inspired by this month’s warm colors challenge.  There is still time to play along.  Thank you for dropping by.  Enjoy your day.

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08/19/2019

Mon 19

Sketch Flower Spray on a Stripey Alcohol Ink Background
by Anne Thompson

I've been experimenting again with alcohol inks to create different backgrounds for die cut images.  Today's technique is a lot of fun to do and sort of looks like finger painting though it is done with a brush.  

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I started with Alcohol Ink Cardstock and Ranger Alcohol Pearl inks in Sublime (lime green) and Tranquil (blue), just dropping blots of ink onto the coated paper.

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I then added drops of blending solution using a brush to spatter it onto the paper.  I do have a cheap paintbrush that I dedicate to using only with blending solution and alcohol inks and keep it in the box with those bottles.

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This started the ink moving around and blending the blue and green together.  I wet the brush with more of the blending solution and started drawing lines on the paper.  And look what happened!

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Next I auditioned some die cuts to see what I might like against this  stripey background.  I chose the SKETCH FLOWER SPRAY 94248.  I cut it from a linen-textured white cardstock and tried it against the bright green inky background.

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I liked this orientation so I chose a white top-folded notecard, cut the inked paper to 4 X 5.25, and adhered it to the notecard using Scor-Tape.  I decided that I wanted color on the blossoms so I popped the flowers out of the spray and inked them with Dandelion and Lady Bug Memento inks.  I glued the leafy spray outline to the background and used Glue Dots to secure the flowers in place.  I then added some white pearls to the flower centers.

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Because alcohol inks dry so quickly, this card came together in no time.

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Happy Crafting!

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08/13/2019

Tue 13

Very Vellum
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I hadn't played with vellum in a while, so I thought that I would bring some out for my card today.  Before I used the vellum though, I first needed to color my image.

I started with some 140lb watercolor paper and stamped my Rose Bouquet on top with black Versafine ink.  I next colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush:

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Vellum is a tricky medium because it looks beautiful, but it is difficult to figure out how to attach it without your glue showing.  For my background vellum, I glued the center part underneath the flowers so that the glue would be hidden.  I left the edges free of adhesive so that you wouldn't see it.  I used really heavy vellum so that the edges didn't curl up like thin weight vellum would have.

For the vellum with my sentiment, I stamped by words using black Memories ink and allowed it to dry.  I added a strip of white behind the sentiment so that you could read it easier, but I didn't adhere the vellum to that white strip.  It simply lays on top of the strip and then I folded the vellum behind the flowers and glued it there so that it would be hidden:

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What about you?  Do you use a lot of vellum on your cards?  Have a great day!

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08/11/2019

Sun 11

Warm Colors Watercolor Background
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  If you hadn't heard, August's card challenge is "Some Like it Hot," and features warm colors such as red, orange, and yellow.  I thought I would join in the challenge and share a card I made with some watercolor paints.

Step one was to take 140lb watercolor paper and make watercolor stripes using red, orange, and yellow watercolor paint (I used my Koi watercolors).  Once the lines were painted, I added some gold metallic watercolor paint on top to add an extra bit of interest:

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Next, I cut some poppies out of white cardstock and again with my painted background:

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Next, I layered the painted poppy behind the white poppy layer so that it had just a hint of color for the center of the flower.

I popped up the white frame onto the card with foam tape and then added my flowers.

Here is a close up of the background and flowers:

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I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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08/07/2019

Wed 07

Acrylic Block Stamping
by Trina Pham

Hello there.  I’m still playing with my water-based markers and created a clean and simple (CAS) thank you card inspired by this month’s warm colors challenge.

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I used the markers this time to do some simple acrylic block stamping.  Took a red, orange and yellow marker and randomly scribbled onto a long acrylic block.  Spritz it with water until droplets pooled (4 or 5 times) then stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Because these colors are analogous (they are next to each other on the color wheel), I “wiggled” the block back and forth slightly to get the colors to blend better.  Left the block sitting on top and set it aside for several minutes so the colors absorbed into the paper.

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In the meantime, the large daisy from Daisy Silhouette was die cut three times from Bristol paper.  A square die from Square Basics was used to die cut the three windows from a Bristol panel.  Drew lines on the back to help with alignment.  Used the square die one size up with that die to create the frames. 

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Adhered the watercolor background piece to a white top folding card base, then popped the panel and daisies over top with mounting tape for some dimension.  White heat embossed the sentiment from Springtime Typewriter Sentiments on a black cardstock strip to finish.  And that does it for me.  Thank you for dropping by... and extra thanks for those who take the time to leave such kind comments.  I really appreciate it.  Have a super day.

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08/05/2019

Mon 05

Some Like It Hot Rose Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

Some Like It Hot is the name of this month's Memory Box Challenge with a focus on red, orange, and yellow.  You can find the information so you can participate here.  I decided to play along, using the Rose Bouquet stamp and die and some Distress Inks.

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I started with a piece of watercolor paper and Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon.  I used the smoosh technique-- I just smooshed some of each color onto the watercolor paper and spritzed with water.  I reused a gold shimmer mist bottle so there is some sheen to the dried inks.

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I stamped the Rose Bouquet on the inked paper using VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink.

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I took the outline die and placed it over the image and ran it through my die cutting machine.

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 I placed the die cut on top of a yellow notecard and aligned the cut edges with the top folded edge and the right edge.

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I snipped off the pieces that hung over the edges of the notecard.  Then I used a waterbrush and Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed Distress Inks to fill in the unpainted leaves.
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To finish the card I added a crisp orange satin ribbon tied in a simple bow.

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Join the Challenge!  I look forward to seeing what you will create!

Happy Crafting!

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