Friday, December 10, 2021

December Blogging Friends Blog Hop - Winter Blues - Blue Monochromatic Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my project for this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This month's theme was Winter Blues - Blue Monochromatic Cards.  You will find the pictures of my project below.  PSST I am also going to share a little sneak peek at two of my favorite products from the January-June Mini Catalog that comes out in a few weeks on my project today as well.  You will be able to order these products starting on January 4, 2021.  

Sneak Peek:

To create my card today I used the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks to create my focal image on the card.  These fun little masks are a great way to create a big impact on a project with very little work.  It's a little masking, a little ink blending, and layering of colors to create a fun dramatic layered bouquet of flowers on your projects.  I also used the upcoming Amazing Thanks Dies which have dies for both the shadow and inside image for the words Thanks, you, are, and amazing that you can add to any project.  

Sneak Peek of the Amazing Thanks Dies and the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks from the January - June Mini Catalog 2022 for the December 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop

I started out by cutting a piece of Basic White Cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4".  I then placed the first set of masks on the card stock and used a little masking tape to mask off the areas I didn't want the ink to go through.  I then used my Blending Brushes to apply the ink colors.  I started out with the lightest color first.  I started out with Pool Party ink and then applied the second layering mask and used Coastal Cabana Ink with that layer.  With the large flowers I tapped on a little Bermuda Bay Ink in the center of the flowers.  

Sneak Peek of the Amazing Thanks Dies and the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks from the January - June Mini Catalog 2022 for the December 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Next I added a few additional flowers in Balmy Blue and Pacific Point Inks.  Then I added two types and shades of leaves in Pacific Point and Night of Navy Inks.  After I got all the leaves that I wanted on the card front I used the left over ink on the Blending Brush to ink blend from the corner with the flower bouquet up creating an ombre effect.  After that I ran the panel through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder to create a little more texture and interest on the card.  

Sneak Peek of the Amazing Thanks Dies and the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks from the January - June Mini Catalog 2022 for the December 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop

I then attached the focal image to a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" panel made from Night of Navy Cardstock before adding it to the 4 1/4" x 11" Basic White Thick Cardstock base.  To add the final touches to the card I cut a label die from Vellum Cardstock using the Hippo & Friends Dies.  I then cut the shadow and inside of the Thanks die from the Amazing Thanks Dies from Basic White & Night of Navy Cardstocks.  I attached them together with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue and attached it to the label die cut the same way. 

Sneak Peek of the Amazing Thanks Dies and the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks from the January - June Mini Catalog 2022 for the December 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

 I finished off the card by adding a sentiment from Penguin Place Stamp Set that I embossed on a strip of Night of Navy Cardstock before adding it to the label with a little piece of Adhesive Foam Strips.  Once I had everything together I attached the label to the card front with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue placed behind the Thanks die cut on the vellum.  I then added a few Blue Adhesive Backed Gems to the card to add a little sparkle and shine to the card.  

BLOG ROLL:



Thanks for dropping by and make sure that if you want to get your hands on the supplies used to remake this project I have a list of all the supplies used below; so that you can order all the supplies that I used.  If your order is over $50 (before shipping and taxes) and you use the host code this month I will send you a little gift as a thank you.  You can always find the latest host code in the side bar to the right on my blog.  Click here to shop with the October 27th - November 25th 2021 Host Code E3D6TF7M


This month when you purchase a minimum of $50 using this month's host code I will send you a free gift!  This month you will get a sampling of the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper and my December Bonus Make & Takes! The free gifts and make & take packets will be mailed out in January! Here's is the shopping link for the host code this month!  


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

My Eden's Garden Ordering Special: 

Order the Eden's Garden Collection or $50 in Eden's Garden products from my online store from November 2nd, 2021 till January 3rd, 2022 and I will send you a set of four tutorials using the products in the collection Free as a Thank you!  

Creative Stampers December Tutorial Bundle: 


Get the December 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.   This month's tutorial bundle features creative makes using the Simply Elegant Suite in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!  So, you will have some cute fun ideas using the products in this suite.  You may even find a few new favorite techniques or products while looking through it.   

Join my Team: 


Take advantage of the Ultimate Bundle when you purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $99.00!  You get to pick out $125 in new Stampin' Up! Products with FREE Shipping!  
  1. Plus be some of the first people to see and purchase NEW products before everyone else, 
  2. be part of a fun crafting community, 
  3. enjoy a discount of 20% on all your orders, 
  4. the opportunity to attend demonstrator events,
  5. the potential to earn extra income!  
  6. If you love securing free supplies and earning rewards, as a host of your own party, orders, or events that you have hosted then you’ll love the bonus benefits that come with being a part of the Stampin' Up! & Kinsmon Crafters Family!

Join the Kinsmon Crafters Today

December Monthly Card Class: 

Coming Soon
 
Crafty Corner Monthly: 

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Join me for the December Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class.  You can join the card club as a member for $39.00 a month and get all the perks of being a member or take the class for only $44.00 a month with no commitment.   Click here to find out all the details and to register by December 20th to get this month's kit.     

STAMPIN' UP! SHOPPING LIST:

These two products will be available starting January 4, 2022 (you will want to add them to your wish list to be ready to purchase when the catalog goes live) the rest in the list is currently available as of the date of this post: 
  • Amazing Thanks Dies - #157816 - $27.00
  • Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks - #158142 - $10.00 

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Rick