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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Timeless Tulips for The Spot Color Challenge #103

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made for this week's Color Challenge over at The Spot.  This week we have a super fun color challenge for you to play along with and it's perfect for Springtime.  I used the Timeless Tulips Bundle to create my card for today's colorful challenge.  I thought it matched perfectly with the colors that were put together.  Here's a look at my card.


And here's a look at this week's color challenge that inspired my card today.  You can click on the challenge image to play along or (click here) just to see what all the other design team members came up with.

Tips & Tricks: 

I picked five of the six colors to create my card with today.  I went with Blushing Bride, Grapefruit Grove, Rococo Rose, Early Espresso and Soft Sea Foam.  I wanted to create something that was very springy in feel so I thought those colors would be fun to play with.  I also picked the Timeless Tulips Bundle to feature on my card because I thought it would lend itself to a very spring filled card.  
Once the colors and stamp set were picked it was pretty easy to move forward


Then it was just a matter of figuring out how I wanted to use the items.  I decided that I would make a springtime bouquet on my card and make it an encouragement card.  I thought it was a great time for a card like this with everything going on right now.  So I started out my stamping all my stems in a grouping to mimic a bundled bouquet.  Then I needed to stamp my tulips.  I stamped three on them directly on the card and then two I used the matching punch to punch them out.  For the triumph tulip I stamped the leaf in the that matches the punch twice.  One I did mirror stamping and then punched it out.  On that tulip I actually inked it up first with Blushing Bride and used a sponge dauber to go around the outside with Rococo Rose to create a darker area as well.    I repeated the inking process on the other tulip that I punched as well.  I just changed the starting color to Grapefruit Grove instead of the Blushing Bride.  I kept the Rococo Rose around the outside to create the two tone.  


I popped those two tulips up on a couple Stampin' Dimensionals to add a little height to the card.  Next I needed something to bond the bundle together so I decided to use the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon but died it with a little Early Espresso ink, a clear block and a baby wipe.  Once I had the ribbon die I tied it into a bow and added it to the card front.  I added my sentiment in Early Espresso Classic Ink at the bottom left of the card front.  


I added the card front on to a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  And, then added the entire thing to my Soft Seafoam Card base.  I decided at this point that I did a little more dimension to the card so I stamped one more leaf in Soft Sea Foam and punched it out and added it to the card with a little liquid glue and a dimensionals behind.  


Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope that you will play along with use this week over at The Spot.  We have fun cardmaking and paper crafting challenges every week.  So make sure you go and check it out and have a little fun.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in April as a Thank You.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't use the host code.  You will forfeit your Stampin' Rewards if you do; and I want you to get those rewards.



If you place any size order with me during the month of March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Luck of the Irish - A Wish for Everything The Spot Challenge #102 Good Luck

Well today is St. Patrick's Day and we thought it would be fun to share cards and projects that featured a Good Luck theme for this week's themed challenge over at The Spot.  So I went a little traditional with my card for today.  I kept with the Good Luck Theme but went very St. Patty's Day with it.  I used some scraps of green cardstock, the Wish for Everything Bundle, and a little heat embossing for my card today.  Here's a look at my card.


Here's a look at this weeks Challenge card that inspired my project.  Remember that you can click on the image below to play along with us this week and to check out all the great designs that the Design Team cam up with.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out by cutting different shades of green cardstock all on a slight angle for my project.  I used Old Olive, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover Cardstocks for my project, and just a touch of Basic Black to make all the greens pop.  I started out with my card base which was cut from a piece of Garden Green Cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4) to make a top folding card.  Then I cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to mat all my little angle pieces of cardstock on to.  I glued each piece of cardstock with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue alternating each one by color.  I found the liquid glue to be the best option for this because it allowed me to move any piece just a little closer together but still leave a little of the black showing between as needed.  

After I had all the green in place I cut off the excess cardstock hanging over the edge and then added it to a mat made slightly larger from some Basic Black Cardstock. I then attached this to my card base.  At this point I used the Word Wishes Dies and cut out Happy St. Patricks Day from some Basic Black Cardstock and attached it to the focal image of the card.  I then used some of the Old Olive Foil from the Nobel Peacock Foil Sheets and the smallest stitched heart from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and cut out four stitched hearts to make the four leaf clover.  I added it with a mix of liquid glue and dimensionals.  I added a call me clover enamel dot from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the center and around the card for a little more color and interest.  


I added a sub sentiment from the same stamp set that I heat embossed in gold on a strip of black cardstock that reads "May the luck of the Irish go double for you"  I thought that just added a perfect extra little touch for my card today.  And maybe it would bring whomever gets it a little more luck in their lives right now.  I hope that you are inspired to give this a try and that you will take a little time this week and play along with us over at The Spot your place for creativity.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the image or image in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in April as a Thank You.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't use the host code.  You will forfeit your Stampin' Rewards if you do; and I want you to get those rewards.


If you place any size order with me during the month of March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Ornate Garden Inside Out Card - The Spot #101

Hello and welcome to my blog; and the second challenge for The Spot Weekly Creative Challenge.  This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you to play along with.  I also have a little sneak peek of some new products from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Yes, I said new products!  These products are part of a Early Release Suite from the upcoming Annual Catalog and it's called Ornate Garden Suite and I just love the products in this suite.  Here's a look at my card.


Here's a look at the challenge image that inspired my card today.  You can click on the challenge image or here to go to the challenge blog and see what the design team came up with.

Tips & Tricks: 

Inside Out cards are actually easier to do than you may think it just takes a little planning.  And, when I got my little box of new goodies the other day it was perfect to try.  The Butterfly Gala stamp set is currently in the 2019 Annual Catalog along with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  But it was the perfect match to this fun vintage floral patterned paper.  The inside out card takes two card bases.  I started with the first one and cut a opening in the front once I had my designer series paper on it.  


Part of the inside out card's focal point can be seen from the outside of the card.  While other parts are on the outside.  I have some of the butterflies on the outer must part of the card while others are in the second panel of the card.  


This is a look at the second panel of the card.  This is the panel right under the front of the card, and you can see their is layer through this one as well.  


Once all three panels are open you reveal the inside sentiment.  And you can see how each layer builds on top of the other.  Pretty neat right!  Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope you will play along with us this week.  The Ornate Garden Early Release Suite is available for Demonstrators to order now, but will be orderable for everyone starting in April.  So if you want to get your hands on it now it's a great time to join my team of Kinsmon Crafters.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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