More Flowers not Branches

Today, once again, I’m stamping flowers and not branches with my current favorite set Thoughtful Branches.   And once again…I love the beautiful sentiments that work for every occasion.  This time around I’ve used the beautiful Thank You sentiment from the set.

It seems that everyone in the SU stamping world has gone hydrangea crazy with this set so I thought I’d jump on board as well using some of my favorite colors in a soft but elegant color combo.

 

Hydrangea with Thoughtful Branches - Jean Fitch

This design also gave me a chance to once again use my favorite Baker’s Twine.  I love the black and white variety of the twine.  Added a bit of pop I thought.  The little black dress of bows if you will.  Always appropriate…always coordinates with other colors.  Of course black also works well with pearls.  Hm…next time I create this design I’ll have to play with bitty pearls on the flower section.

I love how easy this card is to make.  Even with the die cutting it took under 10 minutes to create and doing multiples is extremely easy.  Especially if you have the Big Shot Die Brush and the new Big Shot Platform that makes cutting intricate dies a joy!

Yet another design that’s perfect for Spring, Summer or varied Occasions cards.  From Mother’s Day to Wedding to Sympathy.  You can vary the flower and color layer colors for different effects.   Another card too that would lend itself to a bit of metallic embossing on the top floral die cut and the sentiment.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches

Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink &  Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Mint Macaron, Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White Cardstocks

Punches: none

Tools & Adhesives:  Big Shot, New Big Shot Platform, Big Shot Die Brush,  Bone Folder, Basic Black Baker’s Twine (variegated variety), Dimensionals, SNAIL

Directions:

  1. Mint Macaron cardbase – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″.  Fold and crease with bone folder.
  2. Adhere Elegant Eggplant layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) to Mint Macaron cardbase.
  3. On focal Whisper White layer (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) stamp chosen sentiment in either Elegant Eggplant or Memento Tuxedo Black on the lower right hand side of paper.  Adhere to layered cardbase.
  4. Die cut the Stem section in Mint Macaron.
  5. Using Wisteria Wonder or Elegant Eggplant ink stamp the flower petal hydrangea image on Wisteria Wonder cardstock and die cut .
  6. Die cut the hydrangea flower image in Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
  7. Crumple the Wisteria Wonder flower top.
  8. Adhere the Mint Macaron stem piece to the focal layer after checking the placement with die cut flower pieces.
  9. Adhere the Elegant Eggplant flower die cut with SNAIL to the focal layer.
  10. Crumple again and using cut up dimensionals (or the new adhesive strip pieces) adhere the stamped Wisteria Wonder flower offset on top of the Elegant Eggplant flower.
  11.  Combine three lengths of Basic Black Baker’s twine and tie a bunny ear bow.  Adhere to card layered front and trim as needed.
  12. Decorate interior of card and envelope as desired.

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That’s it for this sample design.  See previous days for other recent ideas for this fun stamp and die set.

Check back before September 1 for more Thoughtful Branches ideas.

Hugs and happy creating!

Jean Fitch in pink

 

Here’s a closer look of all that’s included in the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

Don’t forget…last day to purchase this wonderful set is August 31.

Thoughtful Branches Image

 

To see the purchase details and a larger view of the images click the link below.

Thoughtful Branches Flyer – purchase details

Thinking Flowers not Branches

Today I’m thinking about flowers and not branches with my new favorite set Thoughtful Branches.   While I love all the trees I can create with this wonderful set of stamps and dies I also love the simple flowers that can also be created.  And once again…I love the beautiful sentiments that work for every occasion.

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Not being a botanist or florist I’ve no idea if these are lupine or lilacs or just what.  All I know is they are fun to create!  {grin}

The same images that created the snowbanks in my white on white card yesterday also work for stems when turned sideways.  And a dense grouping of the leaf image covers a multitude of sins.   I think I ended up with the odd petal patterns because I double stamped the image that also creates a series of leaves for the trees more than once.  Either way…it’s fun.  This design also gave me a chance to use my favorite Baker’s Twine.  I love the black and white variety of the twine.  Adds to the light and casual feel of the card.

I love how easy this card is to make.  With all the layering pieces cut and prepped it takes about 5 minutes to create and doing multiples is extremely easy.  Perfect for Spring, Summer or varied Occasions cards.  From Mother’s Day to Sympathy.  You can vary the flower and color layer colors for different effects.   You could even emboss in gold, silver or copper on a dark color of cardstock for a very elegant effect as well.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches

Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder,  Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White Thick cardstocks

Punches: none

Tools & Adhesives:  Bone Folder, Basic Black Baker’s Twine (variegated variety), SNAIL

Directions:

  1. Whisper White cardbase – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″.  Fold and crease with bone folder.
  2. Adhere Wisteria Wonder layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) to white cardbase.
  3. On focal Whisper White layer (3-3/4″ x 5″) stamp chosen sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on the right hand side of paper.
  4. Using Pear Pizzazz ink stamp the wavy line image 3 times on the left hand  side of the paper.
  5. Using Wisteria Wonder ink stamp the flower petal image (cone type dot image) over ends of stems.
  6. Using Pear Pizzazz ink stamp the leaves at the base of stems.
  7.  Combine two lengths of Basic Black Baker’s twine and wrap around the focal image piece and tie a bow.  Adhere to card layered front.
  8. Decorate interior of card and envelope as desired.

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That’s it for this sample design.  See previous days for other recent ideas for this fun stamp and die set.

Check back before September 1 for more Thoughtful Branches ideas.

Hugs and happy creating!

Jean Fitch in pink

Thoughtful Branches – Winter White (with a pop of red :D )

Thoughtful Branches – Winter White

Here’s another entry in my Thoughtful Branches set of samples I mentioned in yesterdays post.

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Supplies:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches

Inks: Sahara Sand, Watermelon Wonder Classic Inks and Versamark

Paper: Whisper White both Thick and Thin Cardstocks.

Punches: none

Tools & Adhesives: Big Shot, Beautiful Branches Thinlit dies, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush (love, love, love this tool!),  Heat Tool, Whisper White Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals, SNAIL

For my readers that are fellow demonstrators you’ll probably recognize this design as one originating with the Stampin’ Up office artists and the set of class projects they provided.   What you might not recognize is the set of directions I created.  {grin}   Mine are much more specific and not intermingled with the other two projects in the set based on what I found worked for a group setting.   Feel free to download and use from the link below.😀

Thoughtful Branches Winter White Directions – Jean Fitch

For my non demo readers enjoy and let me know if you have questions or need clarifications.   Ideas as well as directions can always be improved right? 😀

As a side note….I tried heat embossing the sentiment in copper.   The class I shared with project with agreed…the Sahara Sand was better by far.  Softer and more in keeping with the overall white feel.  The copper was just way to harsh.  A well…not every experiment works. Sigh.

Oh…and FYI.  Another experiment.  I tried Real Red for the birds but agreed with SU after the experiment that Watermelon Wonder was a much better choice.   Of course it still being summer you might try blue or pastel shades of birds as well.    For some reason I have this card fixed in my head as a winter scene so I loved the red of the watermelon shade.   I rather think that at least a few family and friends will be receiving Christmas versions (i.e. a change in sentiment) of this same design.   Thanks Stampin’ Up for sharing the creativity!

 

Tip to save your Precision Base Plate and still get a good cut:

Alter the layering of your cutting sandwich when using the Precision Base Plate.  You’ll save a great deal of wear and tear on your PBP and still get the same great cutting action.   When paired with the new Basic Platform that comes in two pieces it works especially well since the new platform has a stiffer and more solid center section.  This method works with all three platforms.  For best results I would run the sandwich through and then back at least once and then use the die brush.  Easy Peasy and no tears!

Here’s the details on the sandwich:

Place the tree die between the two stamped birds and cut it out using the Precision Base
Plate on top (in place of the usual clear cutting pad) and a clear cutting pad below on the
new Big Shot Platform.  Sandwich looks like this from the top and moving down:

Precision Base Plate (with the cutting surface facing down)
Thinlit Die (remember…we don’t use the Precision Base Plate with Framelits)
Paper
Clear Acrylic Cutting Plate
Platform (either the older Multipurpose Platform fully closed, the new basic platform with
both pieces together or the Magnetic Platform)
Big Shot Deck

 

That’s it for this sample design.

With the promotion period winding down I’m working like mad to see just how many different designs I can complete before August 31.   Of course….since this is a keeper set for me I daresay you’ll keep seeing it being used in the future as well.  Check back another day for more ideas.

Hugs and happy creating!

Jean Fitch in pink

Here’s a closer look of all that’s included in the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

Don’t forget…last day to purchase this wonderful set is August 31.

Thoughtful Branches Image

 

To see the purchase details and a larger view of the images click the link below.

Thoughtful Branches Flyer – purchase details

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC82 – Trees and More Trees

WWC82 – Libby’s Tree Theme Challenge

WWC82 - Libby's Tree Theme Challenge

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

This week Miss Libby has given us a very fun (and reasonably easy :D) challenge.  One that is perfect for yours truly who lives surrounded by trees and more trees in a mountain valley in the Pacific Northwest.   Looking out my window I see the 40+ pine and fir trees on my own one acre (not to mention a couple of colorful ash trees) and lifting my eyes a bit higher the mountains and hills surrounding my valley are covered with more trees of all types (mostly of the evergreen variety).    The perfect view in my humble opinion!    So thanks Miss Libby for adding trees to my stamping desk this week.  I love it!

Of course with August being the promotional month for the new, limited edition, “Thoughtful Branches” stamp and die set my choice for what to work with was an easy one.   Heck…I only needed the stamps since I decided to keep it very simple.   If you haven’t gotten your hands on this bundle run don’t walk to your nearest demo…or the online store.  Trust me when I say…this bundle is a keeper.    I’ve been enjoying creating design after design (as well as CASEing the many wonderful designs out there on the ‘net) with this set to share with local stampers who come to my Stamp Camp days.   I’ll be sharing many of those in the next few days as August winds down.   So many possibilities so little time!   If you want to see more Pinterest ideas for this set check out my board here.  You’ll find the card there by Cindy Schuster that gave me the idea for my CASE too.  I changed up a few details and colors and made it my own.

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Trees and More Trees

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC82 - Tree Theme Challenge - Thoughtful Branches - Jean Fitch(as always click the picture to see a larger image)

Supplies:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches

Inks: Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate

Paper: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White Cardstocks

Punches: 2-1/2″ Circle or use one of the circles from the Layered Circle die collection

Tools & Adhesives:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals, SNAIL

 

Here’s a closer look of all that’s included in the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  Don’t forget…last day to purchase this wonderful set is August 31.

Thoughtful Branches Image

To see the purchase details and a larger view of the images click the link below.

Thoughtful Branches Flyer – purchase details

 

Tip: Leave spaces between the trees as you work your way down from the top to the bottom of the focal layer.  And…vary the heights of your trees as you stamp the rows for a somewhat more natural look. 

Given the colors I used this design isn’t intended to look all that natural.   After all…what tree trunk is really Mint Macaron right?   The beauty of this set is that the trunk and the leaves/needles are separate images so if you want you can go with a more natural trunk/branch color and then play with the leaves/needles.  If you aren’t too perfectionist this is a very quick card.

 

DIRECTIONS & Tips:

Tip Top Taupe cardbase is the usual 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded and creased in the middle.  The Whisper White focal layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.   I stamped the top layer first in Smoky Slate then filled in the between spaces with a slightly lower row of Mint Macaron trees.  Finally I stamped a selection of Garden Green trees to fill in spaces as needed.

The sentiment is also from Thoughtful Branches (love the sentiments in that set as well as the font SU selected) and was stamped in Garden Green on a Mint Macaron scrap of cardstock.  I punched it out with a 2-1/2″ circle punch (ret.) though I could also have used a circle die of the same or similar size from the Layered Circle die set.  If you want to step it up a bit you could also then die cut a scalloped circle from that same die set in Tip Top Taupe or Smokey Slate to mat behind the sentiment.  I chose to leave it plain so as to leave more of the trees visible.  Add a looped piece of burlap ribbon with glue dots and then set the sentiment up on dimensionals and you’re done!   Easy Peasy and a quick 5 minutes to make the card.

Tip: To create a matched set of cards you can vary the the color of the card base between the three colors of the inked trees.  You could also heat emboss the trees in each of our three metallic embossing powders (gold, silver & copper).

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams contributions to Libby’s tree theme challenge head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all of last weeks other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I really hope you will add your own tree creations this week.  I love the inspiration I find in your shared creations.

I hope you’ll also join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC82 – Trees and More Trees

WWC82 – Libby’s Tree Theme Challenge

WWC82 - Libby's Tree Theme Challenge

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

 

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Trees and More Trees

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC82 - Tree Theme Challenge - Thoughtful Branches - Jean Fitch

(as always click the picture to see a larger image)

Supplies:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches

Inks: Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate

Paper: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White Cardstocks

Punches: 2-1/2″ Circle or use one of the Layered Circle Framelits

Tools & Adhesives:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals, SNAIL

 

 

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams contributions to Heidi’s CAS with water theme challenge head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all of last weeks other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you will add your own creations this week.  I love the inspiration I find in your shared creations.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC80 – Rubber Ducky Wants Back In!

WWC80 – Heidi’s CAS with a Water Theme Challenge

wwc80-heidi CAS water theme

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Once again our queen of the Clean and Simple (CAS), Miss Heidi, has created an innovative theme for us to work with.   Clean and Simple with a Water theme!    Don’t ask me why but immediately the idea of water, water everywhere and not a drop to…. came into my head.     In this case a drop to swim in…or leastways puddles that will dry up quickly once bath time is over.

In case you are wondering as you look at the picture, there is a tub implied in the background but since this is a CAS card it’s obviously a white one and so not all that visible.   Thus implied.   LOL

Our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge rules for CAS are pretty strict.  No die cuts or punch pieces and only one additional layer with lots of white (or whatever your main background color is) showing.   To see all the rules check the Challenge Blog post that explains how we swing with CAS.

Of course following those rules…well….lets just say that’s a trifle tricky for me.   Especially when water as a theme is involved.  Yes, I could grab that pretty Serene Scenes paper that has water and create a lovely and simple card…except…you guessed it…no DSP allowed.   Sigh.   So my first thought was a Jar of Love card filled with water pouring on a nameless somebodies head (I’ll let you figure out who the head belongs to).   Then I went very dark and possibly dystopian (thank you Book Bub for introducing me to free Kindle books set in dystopian worlds) and pictured a poor rubber duck after the bath was over moving from drying puddle to drying puddle.   I tried to happy it up by having him singing/whistling (whatever ducks do that produces music) while the water is there but of course we all know that puddles eventually dry up, so then…I imagine the tears or screams or cries for help will begin (are you seeing the dystopian element yet?).   Really what this card is, is the beginning of a challenging adventure for rubber ducky to get back in the tub before all the water in his ducky world is gone.   Obviously some insane toddler who thinks he rules his world threw him from the tub when said toddler was told to bend to the will of his mom (or dad) and get out of the tub.   After all…why should ducky swim when he can’t (notice I’m assuming the terrible toddler ruler of all he surveys is a he).    I should probably make a series of cards with the duck showing more and more distress or building a ladder up to the tub rim or something but sigh…it’s just too sad a situation to contemplate.  Not to mention a dark government with rules and competitions to push him along, etc.  Probably  why I’ve avoided watching the Hunger Games movies or reading the books as well as all those freebies that Book Bub tempts me with.   So…instead…to keep your day happy…just picture this sweet duck happily enjoying the puddles and let it all end there.  Okay?  Trust me.  You’ll be much happier if you see it all with rainbows and rose colored glasses.   Happy Duck…got it?

P.S.  For the happiest duck…decide that he’s already in the tub and that the drying puddle smears I zigzaged are in fact ripples in the tub water and that I was just too lazy to sketch in the tub with a Project Life pen.  Yep…lets go with that and skip all that dystopian stuff you really don’t want to have to Google to see if I used the term correctly.

 

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Riding the Bath Time Puddles

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC80 - Rubber Ducky in a Pudddle - Jean Fitch - Something for Baby Stamp Set(as always click the picture to see a larger image)

Supplies:

Stamps:  Something for Baby, Jingle All the Way (ret.)

Inks: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Memento Black Tuxedo

Paper: Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes

Punches: none

Tools & Adhesives:  Aquapainter or Blender Pen, Blue Watercooler Pencil

 

Easy peasy card to make.  Start with a Notecard from the Stampin’ Up! set of Notecards & Envelopes pack (20 cards and envies in one pack for a very reasonable amount).  Stamp the duck from Something for Baby in Daffodil Delight.  Add your Marina Mist water puddles with either a blender pen and ink from the pad (aquapainter will work with a very, very delicate touch and time to dry) or if you have my much loved and now retired SU watercolor pencils you can scribble a few lines here and there and then brush over with the Blender Pen or Aquapainter.   Stamp the musical notes from the retired set Jingle all the Way or ink in the notes with a Project Life pen or other black marker.

Tip: For bold flat images (like the duck) you may want to condition the rubber just a bit so that you get a fully inked image with no tears or hair tearing.  Conditioning can be done in several ways.  Clean the stamp surface with our Stampin’ Mist.  Rub surface gently with an eraser (or rub several times up and down on your blue jeans).  Clean again with Stampin’ Mist.   Stamp several times with ink on a scratch piece of paper or ink with Versamark and then colored ink the first time or two stamping with a new stamp.     After doing that ink the stamp by tapping lightly on the ink pad (flip over to check coverage).  Place the inked stamp on your paper and let it sit there for a count of say 5-10 and then lift directly up.  Letting the stamp sit for a a bit will allow the paper to soak up all the ink.   Inked image will continue to improve in appearance as the ink dries.

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams contributions to Heidi’s CAS with water theme challenge head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all of last weeks other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I really hope you will add your own creations this week.  I love the inspiration I find in your shared creations.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC78 – Backyard Billygoats

WWC78 – Jean’s Anything with a “B” Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge -WWC78 - Jean's Theme Challenge - Anything with a B

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I hope I haven’t confused you with my anything with a “B” challenge.

It truly is anything that starts with a B.   The list in the challenge graphic is just a starting point.  If you need more ideas try Google with things that start with B.

I have to confess…I started by wanting to do a card with billygoats.  And since that started with a B…well…you get the picture right?

Picture being the operative word…or the lack thereof.   I currently have goats (and billygoats) courtesy of my neighbors in the pasture.  They’re terrific mowers of brush and blooms of all kinds.  Even star thistle and overhanging pine boughs!!   The perfect environmental (and non sweat creating) solution to a quarter acre pasture that has brush about 4 ft or more high!   But…these goats are camera shy.  If they even see me looking at them out the kitchen window they start moving out of view!  So what’s a stamper to do?   Why stamp the picture of course!   Luckily Stampin’ Up has a wonderful set called Barnyard Babies that has a goat.   Not the spotted goats or orangy brown goats like most of those currently in residence but a goat none the less.    Sadly the set only has one tiny little sprig of grass  for the goats to eat so I had to improvise with more brush type images from In the Meadow.  Found my backyard hills there too.    Of course my own hills are covered with pine trees up to the top since I live in the Pacific Northwest, but at least you get the idea.  And…there is gold in them thar hills to boot (oops…never use the word boot around a goat).   Those hills in fact (or at least the front ones) are actual trash piles from the processing of the gold.  After 75 years the mounds of fill and detritus have covered themselves in grass and trees and now you’d never know the mine is there on the backside.   It’s also for sale in case you are interested.  Not sure how much commercial viability there is there but there is gold…or so I’ve been told.

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Backyard Billygoats

(B is for Billygoat)

(as always click the pictures to see larger images)

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC78 - Jean's B Theme Challenge - Backyard Billygoats ( Barnyard Babies Stamp Set) - Jean Fitch

 

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC78 - Jean's B Theme Challenge - Backyard Billygoats ( Barnyard Babies Stamp Set) - Jean Fitch

Inside of Card

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC78 - Jean's Theme Challenge - Backyard Billygoats interior - Jean Fitch - Labeler Alphabet & Watercolor Thank You

Supplies:

Stamps:  Barnyard Babies, In the Meadow, Labeler Alphabet, Watercolor Thank You (ret.)

Inks: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Dapper Denim

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake Cardstock

Punches: Triple Banner, 3/4″ Circle

Tools & Adhesives:  Aquapainter, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, SNAIL

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Labeler Alphabet tip:

 

Unless you have previous experience setting type backwards you may want to try this tip.  Place the letters you want to use to spell out a sentiment or element upside down but in the direction you will read on your desk.

Labeler Alphabet Tip 1

Then place the block over the backs and VOILA!  You have your stamped phrase ready to go with no tearing of hair or looking in a mirror to see how to spell backwards.

Labeler Alphabet Tip 2

 

Card Designing Tip:    I’ve been reading a number of blogs lately while I’ve been spending large amounts of time in bed and came across a wonderful tip shared by several other stampers.  If you aren’t sure of placement or other stamping design elements work with copy paper so you can preserve your wonderful cardstock.  The perfect solution for my evolving design on this card.   I took it one step further.  In stead of cutting copy pieces to the size of a card front or layer as others suggested…I folded the paper into fourths (or is that eighths since you end up with 8 sections counting both sides of the paper).  That allowed me to fold and refold to a new card front as I moved along in my design ideas.  See the photos below so you can see what I mean.

Copy Paper Designing tip 1

Copy Paper Designing Tip 2

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams contributions to my Anything with a B Theme Challenge head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all of last weeks other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I really hope you will add your own creations this week.  I love the inspiration I find in your shared creations.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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