Daisy Delight Quick & Easy Thank You card

Daisy Delight Quick & Easy Thank You card

This Daisy Delight Quick & Easy Thank You card was a happy accident.  I was cutting out daisies from another project and I liked the combination of these two colors!  The glitter enamel dots just make me happy!  I love having the varying shades in all the colors, and they can add that extra something to finish off a card.

This card starts with an A2 card base in whisper white cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The pool party layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, and the top white cardstock is cut at 5″ x 3.75″.  Next stamp the repeating sentiment along the right side in soft sky and calypso coral.  Be sure and stamp the stem in pear pizzazz before attaching the flower.  Add the soft sky classic weave knot and sprinkle a few glitter enamel dots.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And I wanted to share my quick Daisy Delight Quick & Easy Thank You card video tutorial:

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Petal Palette Negative Space Card

Petal Palette Negative Space Card

We crafter’s often use die cuts and don’t think about the possibilities of creating with the negative space.  So I wanted to share my Petal Palette Negative Space Card and hopefully get all of our brains thinking outside the box.

I absolutely love this die cut set from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.  It was one of the first bundles that caught my eye, particularly the branches!   The White base is an A2 size portrait cut and the black layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The top white layer is cut at 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

Finally, here is my Petal Palette Negative Space Card tutorial:

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Petal Palette Gate Fold Card

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Acheivers Blog Hop for March 2018

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Petal Palette Gate Fold Card

This months theme is Sale A Bration or Occasions catalog creations.  So I chose a Petal Palette Gate Fold Card using the Petal Passion DSP and the Gray Shimmer Ribbon from the Sale A Bration pack.  Be sure and follow the links through hop, leave nice comments, and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make the base for a gate fold card simply start with an 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock.  Score at 2 1/8″ in from EACH end, this makes the folds meet in the middle.  For the two DSP panels cut at 5 1/4″ x 1 7/8″.  Create any decorative focal point(s).  I also like to have some way to hold the card closed, usually a bow or embellishment.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Petal Palette Gate Fold Card video tutorial:

 

 

 

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Beautiful Day Brusho Watercolor Crystal Background

Beautiful Day Brusho Watercolor Crystal Background

I just love the Beautiful Day Brusho Watercolor Crystal Background technique!  Unlike a landscape or specific image, this is more watercolor technique freeform.  Which means it’s much easier to make look fun and amazing!  The trick is a VERY light hand!  Watercolor crystals are SUPER concentrated color and it’s easy to get too deep of a color very quickly!

I just taught this card at a recent stamp camp and I loved the variety of backgrounds the ladies created.  The first step is to stamp the butterfly onto watercolor paper using Versa Mark.  Sprinkle white embossing powder and heat set the image.  I sprinkled 3 colors of brusho at a diagonal, and then spritzed plain water across the paper.  You can lighten the color with more water and blot up with a paper towel.  Then heat set the color with a heat tool.

Anytime I use watercolor paper or really any direct water to paper technique I will use tear and tape adhesive to attach this layer to the next piece of cardstock.  This keeps the paper flat and adheres VERY well.  Remember to make your envelope pretty! 

And here is the Beautiful Day Brusho Watercolor Crystal Background video tutorial:

 

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Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #50 March 18, 2018

Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #50 March 18, 2018

Welcome to the Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #50 March 18, 2018 … All entries are due by March 24!

This weeks color range is Elegant Eggplant,  Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Greens, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our creativity I am searching for creative color combos. Sometimes outside the box. With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging! 

  1.  Go to bottom of the post click on the little blue box below that says add your link. You can do this anytime from Sunday (the day it’s posted) through the following Saturday night (when it closes)
  2. Follow the steps. Simply type your name, email, and drag & drop (or upload) your photo. Click Crop to edit, or SELECT if finished.
  3. Click the blue box that says DONE!

It is super easy, and does the random picking at the end of the week and notifies the winner by email (email comes from InLinkz challenges, not StampingCatCrew)!  I do not get notified, so if you are the winner YOU MUST EMAIL ME YOUR CHALLENGE # AND ADDRESS TO RECEIVE YOUR BLOG CANDY!  (Blog candy is limited to US mailing address only, sorry!)

Having a blog is NOT required, however you can share your link back to your blog if you want to generate traffic for yourself through blog hopping, etc… Let me know if you need help! you can post questions here.

Just submit your entry before the weekly deadline (Saturday night at 11:50 pm) and let’s share our creativity! Just have fun & play!  

Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!

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