I love the Bokeh stamp from Stampin’ Up! When I stamp with it, just looking at it makes me smile. It is very subtle and makes me relax for some reason. For this card I inked the image using So Saffron on one side and Soft Sea Foam on the other, then I huffed on it and stamped it in the middle of a piece of Very Vanilla. I then stamped ‘With Sympathy’ from Flourishing Phrases in Black in the middle.
I will be teaching this in a class at our Local Senior Center in Kernersville on Wednesday. The Gold Foil paper surrounding the Very Vanilla sets off not only the stamp but the black background.
Hope you like this card!! All the supplies used for this card are listed below, click on any picture to be taken to my OnLine Store! I would love if you would choose me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator if you live in the US!
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The card today is one I came up with all by myself! That happens rarely and I get so tickled when I make something that I didn’t get any help from Pinterest or any other places! It popped into my head and it came out even better than I thought it would!!
Not only is this stamp set Gorgeous, but did you know that Stampin’ Up! has a patent pending on HOW they made it?!! When you look at the actual stamp before inking it up, it looks absolutely FLAT! How in the World did they get a completely flat stamp to have so much dimension!? NOT sure what/how they did it but I love it!
I’ve seen pictures of people who have stamped it and used different colors to differentiate the flowers, here is one I took while at On Stage Live in Salt Lake City:
Isn’t that So pretty!!!? The hint they gave to us was to stamp it with a light color so you could follow it. If you give it a try I would love to see it! I tried, but it didn’t come out. That is why mine is one color! Hahahaha I’m still trying to figure out how to work the blends and have perfect shading………
So for my card above, I used Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, black and Gold Glimmer paper! I added ribbon to the back by putting Tear & Tape around the edges (after I stamped it and cut it with the Stitched Framelits) and then I pleated the Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon over the tape. I then used the Foam Adhesive Strips to make it stand up higher.
I added some Fine Tip Glue to put some Gold Glitter on the smaller flowers. I also used the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon and colored it with the Razzleberry Blend so it would go with the card! Love that!
I stamped the sentiment in the Basic Black and then immediately clear Embossed it so it would give texture and it just makes the Sentiment look so elegant, don’t you think?
Here are the Dimensions of the paper:
Rich Razzleberry: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2) one for the inside,
3 5/8″ x 3 3/4″
Basic Black 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x2) one for the inside
Gold Glimmer paper 3 7/8″ x 4″
Whisper White 2 3/4″ sq (to fit the square stitched framelit)
I hope this helps!!
As always, the supplies are listed below, just click on any picture to be taken to my OnLine Store! I would love to have you purchase your goodies from me!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
It’s been a while since I was last here! Sorry, life got a bit busy. I had my trip to Salt Lake City Utah for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event, and WOW I had so much fun! I met up with my SU! Besties and we room together every time!
I came home and 4 days later we went to Vero Beach for a much needed break! It was so nice to sit and read on the beach!! I was under the umbrella and the only thing that would have totally made it better was to have a Beach Boy bring me some drinks! hahaha
Now I am home and I jumped right back in to my ‘work’. I put the apostrophes there because I have so much fun creating it is sometimes hard to remember that I get PAID! Love my job, if you want to join my team, just let me know!
On to the Tarnished Foil technique, thanks to my Besties Carol and Hetty for telling me all about it! I HAD to come home and try my hand at it!
Aren’t they stunning?!! This is a fun and easy technique and no two are alike! I Love stacking my ribbons, can you see it? I ‘colored’ my gold edged ribbon with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends so it would go with my project and stacked it with the copper ribbon! Go check out my video for all the dimensions.
I hope if you live in the States you choose me as your demonstrator! IF you purchase from me, I will send you one of my cards that I use for my videos! Shop Now!
As always, the items used for this post are listed below, each picture will link you to my OnLine Store! I DO have some SAB items for a sneak peek, can’t list them below, but the one I used is called Happy Wishes, and I KNOW you will want it as much as I did!
I’m back to my ‘work’, I am making my Christmas cards, I’ll share those with you next time!!
A California girl living in North Carolina
The card for today is one of my FAVORITES! At least so far! This is card #4 for my Christmas in July Class! We will be making 16 cards at one time, or at least at one class! 3 cards each of 5 designs!
Here are the others that I have done up to now:
I absolutely fell in love with the ribbon for this card when I first saw it in the Catalog! BUT, in person it was even prettier!! Of course I had to use it as soon as I got it!
Here is the front and back of this card:
Super simple, but still sooooooo pretty! Two ink colors, one stamp set! The only time consuming part is attaching the sequins to the top of the card…….doesn’t have to be put on if you are in a hurry!
********** Card Stock:
Very Vanilla: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ front with trees
Tranquil Tide: 5 1/4″ x 4″, 3 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ under the deer with ribbon
Chocolate Chip: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8′
Just stamp the trees and Deer in Chocolate Chip, and the sentiment in Tranquil Tide for the front. On the inside I used Chocolate Chip, that’s it!
Sometimes simple is very elegant, I hope you think so too!
Reminder of my Blog Candy drawing that is going to be done on the 29th of July!! Here is what you can win:
LOVE this embossing folder and the Basic Gray Bakers Twine is so pretty! To win, you have between now and the 29th to comment on as many of my social media sites as you want, any and all comments count! That’s a LOT of chances! Click on any of these to be taken to my other sites to place your comment: