Showing posts with label love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label love. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2019

You Fill My Heart - Day of Thanks Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you this super cute card featuring the Day of Thanks Stamp Set, which is a wonderful set that hasn't gotten a lot of love.  It's a very underrated set that I think at this time of year deserves some more love.  So, don't be a turkey. Express your thanks with the Day of Thanks Stamp Set. The realistic images and heartfelt sentiments radiate gratitude.  Here's a look at my card.

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To start this card I cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock in half to 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  I added a piece the Come to Gather Designer Series paper to the card front.  I stamped the turkey from the stamp set on a stitched oval after stamping off once.  I then stamped the sentiment on that piece full strength.  To finish the card I stamped the feather in the set three times and cut it out.  I added them to card with a mixture of liquid glue and dimensionals.
Thanks for dropping by today. I hope that you have enjoyed this quick little card.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Season of Smiles & Love

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you this sweet little card for my 12 Days of Fall mini series.  The card that I created today features the Gather Together Stamp Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  This is the accentual Fall stamp set and is part of the Come to Gather Suite, which is geared all around Fall.  I just love Fall; all two days of it when we get one in Alabama.  The title of this post came from the beautiful sentiment that is part of this stamp set that reads "May this season bring your smiles and love that will last all year" I just think that this is just the most beautiful sentiment, and I think it would be perfect for a Christmas Card as well.  Here's a look at my card.

My card base is a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  After cutting the card base I ran it through my die cutting and embossing machine with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  This added such wonderful texture to the card.  This embossing folder is one of the most striking ones we have had in awhile and just FYI it's extremely popular.  So much so that it was one of the first things to go on back order the first week the Holiday catalog went live.  And looking at the impression it makes I am not surprised at all.  Next I cut a piece of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper to 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 and a mat from Crushed Curry Cardstock that was cut 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 and layered both of them on the right-hand side of my card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Any time you have an embossed area you have to have a strong glue to adhere them together.  I prefer the liquid glue because it gets in all those little craves on the embossed piece.
Next I did my stamping; and I stamped the large leaf image from the stamp set in Cajun Craze and used the matching die to cut it out.  While I was cutting the large leaf out I threw on some scraps of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Cardstock and cut out a few of the smaller leaves as well.  The small leaves dies not only cut the leaves out but they emboss the vines of the leaves as well.  Which by the way are very very striking.  
At this point I stamped the three pumpkins from the stamp set in Cajun Craze ink and the sentiment (which I mentioned above) and ran it through the die cutting machine with a large stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
At this point it was time to start putting everything together.  So I started out with my sentiment and placed it where I wanted it and attached it with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  Then I started arranging my leaves around it.  Once I had the arrangement I wanted nailed down I snapped a photo of it with my phone so that I could remember where everything goes.  Yes, I am that person that would forget in just that short amount of time where things where going.
 After the  quick little photo shoot I started attaching the leaves.  Some where attached with Multipurpose liquid glue and some was attached with dimensionals and some with both.  For example the Crushed Curry leaf coming off the sentiment it was attached with a little liquid glue where it hits the sentiment and a dimensional under where it came off so that it would be the same height.  Same thing with the little Cajun Craze leaf.  The large leaf is just attached with liquid glue.  I bet the stem of the leaf up over the sentiment and tucked the other part of the leaf under.
That finished my card for today, I hope that you have enjoyed this little series of Fall themed projects over the last few weeks.  I will see you tomorrow with another project and a video tutorial.  See you soon.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Blogging Friends July Blog Hop: Theme Summer Lovin'


Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This month our theme was Summer Lovin'; and I must confess that every time I say or type it I think of GREASE.  But, that's not where I went with this month's theme.  I went just a little different.  I came up with a super cute card that is just adorable.  I used my favorite new stamp set Over the Moon.  Yes, that was my one must have stamp set when we could order it.  I was so excited when it was on the preorder for demonstrators, because I was not able to order it when I got my catalog in April it wasn't part of the products we could order.  It gives me the same feeling as the Little Piggy set did.  And I am so happy to own them both.  Here's a look at my card and I will stop going on about it.

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See I told you this was a super cute card.  I used the Love What You Do Stamp Set to stamp the cow skin pattern on the base of the card.  By the way the card base is a piece of Thick Whisper White cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, and I turned it on it's side to make a side opening card.  I then took a piece of Whisper white and stamped the two cows in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in using my Stampin' Blends.  As far as what colors I used was Basic Black light and Smoky Slate dark to color in the cows spots.  I colored the mouth with Petal Pink light and dark blends, and their hooves with Smoky Slate light and dark.  For the cows bodies I used Balmy Blue light and dark on the one on the left and Purple posy on the one on the right. I used Granny Apple Green, and Flirty Flamingo for the flower and grass as well as the heart in the little speech bubble.  The sky was colored using Seaside Spray Light and dark and the color lifter.
I matted the colored piece on a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then used a little strip of basic black and versamark to stamp the sentiment.  I heat embossed the sentiment in White Embossing Powder, and popped it up using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  I popped the Cow image up on Stampin' Dimensionals also.
On the inside of the card I stamped the third cow in Tuxedo Black ink.  I like the use of just the outline image on the inside in juxtaposition to the colored outside.  I think this gives a fun contrast to the entire card.
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Happy Stampin' 
Rick 


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