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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

To A Wild Rose - The Spot Challenge #110

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at The Spot.  This week we have an fun inspirational challenge for you.  I am going to share the inspiration photo and you can make what ever your little heart feels inspired from the photo.  You may be inspired by the image, the colors, the flowers, the subject; the skies the limit.  I was inspired by the color and the image itself. So, I created a wedding card using the To A Wild Rose Bundle.  Here's a look at my card.  


To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Here's the inspiration image for this week's challenge.  

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out my card by stamping the roses from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I stamped the darkest color first with the outline.  I then stamped the next solid layer in my lightest color.  For the peach rose that was Petal Pink, and for the Red Rose I used Cherry Cobbler as my lightest color.  I then stamped the last image of the rose in the darkest color.  For the peach I used Calypso Coral Classic Ink and for the Red Rose I used Merry Merlot Classic Ink.  


To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then stamped the leaves in Soft Seafoam Classic Ink (for the lightest layer) and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (for the middle layer), for the outline I stamped in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.  I then added the centers to each rose with So Saffron Classic Ink.  Next to have the little green flowers in the inspiration photo I stamped the centers again in Soft Seafoam Classic Ink.  Once everything was cut out using the matching dies I decided I needed something a little more. So I pulled out the Forever Fern Bundle from the 2020-2021 Stampin Up! Annual Catalog and did a little stamping and die cutting with the set.  I cut out the large fern image behind the roses in Soft Seafoam Cardstock.  And a couple of the other dies in Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I did stamp one of the images from the stamp set on the inside of the card.  

To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Before building the bouquet I took the Lace 3D Embossing Folder and ran my piece of Whisper White through my embossing machine.  I then took the Frost White Shimmer Paint on the end of a Sponge Dauber and ran it lightly over the embossed area.   This gave the raised areas a nice contact to the cardstock and made me think more of a wedding dress.  I then took added that to a Merry Merlot Mat layer and added this to my Thick Whisper White card base.  Next I arranged the bouquet and glued everything in place that was going to be flat and then added Stampin' Dimensionals behind some of the flowers to pop them up off the card.  I then took a piece of Petal Pink and used the Ornate Layers Dies and cut out a very lacy panel and then stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out using the long stitched rectangle die from the same die set.  I popped the sentiment up onto the lacy frame with Stampin' Dimensionals.  By the way incase you are wondering the sentiment came from the new Forever Fern Stamp Set.  I finish off my card I sprinkled around a few basic pearls.  

To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping by I hope that you will play along with us this week for the Inspirational Challenge.   I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  If you need any of the supplies you can order them in my online store (unless they are in the new annual catalog that doesn't go live until June 3.  You can however add them to your starter kit when you join my team.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Use the Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in May as a Thank You. If your order is $150 or more, please do not 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 May, you will receive the May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features Birthday Bonanza Suite of Products from the January-June Mini Catalog.  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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Friday, May 1, 2020

May Blogging Friends Blog Hop - Favorite Retiring Products


Hello and welcome to my blog; today is the first day of May and it's the first Friday of the month! So, that means it's time for this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This month our theme was showcase your favorite retiring products.  I picked the Capture the Good Stamp Set to showcase today.  I am sad that this stamp set is retiring I think it's super cute.  Here's a look at my card. 


I started my card by stamping the cameras onto a piece of whisper white cardstock that I cut down to 3 3/4 x 5.  I stamped in Blushing Bride, Old Olive Gorgeous Grape.  I stamped my main camera in Lovely Lipstick and cut it out with my paper snips.  I then stamped the shutter and the oh snap in the same color.  I cut out the oh snap with the smallest stitched circle.  I cut out a scallop circle with the layering circle dies.  I popped the shutter up on the camera with a stampin' dimensional and added the sentiment with one as well.  I added the stamped image onto a piece of Gorgeous Grape 4 x 5 1/4 cardstock.     
I added the some of the ribbon from the Botanical Prints Product Medley onto this layer.  I then tied a flat knot to this.  I then added the card front to a Lovely Lipstick card base.  I then finished off the card by adding a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots around the card.  That finishes my card for today.  Have fun hopping along this month.  You will find the blog roll as well as the Video Tutorial below.

Video Tutorial: 


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Blog Roll: 



Thanks for dropping by.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Use the Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in May as a Thank You. If your order is $150 or more, please do not 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 May, you will receive the May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 


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.