Hand Stamped Cards

Silhouettes Require No Coloring!

You know you can have color without coloring...Silhouettes Require No Coloring but can be used with a beautifully colorful background! Take a look at this little beauty... Flirty flowers

Look at this delicately colorful background with a sharply contrasted silhouette stamped in stark black! So you have color again without coloring (if you missed Tuesday's Colorful without Coloring...check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/simply-colorful-without-coloring.html

Again, with this card I used a piece from the Petal Gardens Designer Series Papers...there are several papers in this stack that lend themselves well to silhouette stamping...I usually look for a pattern that is relatively subtle but still has a spark of interest.

I'll give you the brief directions for this card and you can order your supplies from my store by hitting the Shop Now button at the side of this blog. Remember you can cash in this month on freebies...

First, for each $50 in product that you purchase, Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can spend in August.

Second, for each $5 in product that you purchase and use this month's Hostess Code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the simple directions;

1. Cut 4 1/4 X 11 Pool Party cardstock, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2.Cut 4 X 5 1/4 Bermuda Bay cardstock; adhere to front of cardbase using multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 from the Pool Party with leaves sheet from the Petal Gardens DSP pack. Stamp the Flirty Flower silhouette in Archival Basic Black ink in the left side of the card front; stamp the verse (same stamp set) in black. Tie a 15" piece of Bermuda Bay satin ribbon around this layer; adhere this layer to the cardfront using liquid glue.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to place your order through my store and collect your freebies!


Simply Colorful without Coloring

Love color but not coloring....then you'll love this card with Simply Colorful without Coloring! It's this a beauty? Check out the layers of color and that awesome background..... Roses

OK, now I have to admit...this may be the simplest card I've shown you in a long time! Do you recognize this beautiful paper from Petal Gardens Designer Series Paper? Yep, that's right...it's designer paper and the only stamping I did was "It's a Good  Day" from Best Birds stamp set.

Well, of course, I did add a bit of sparkle with the Wink of Stella--any stamper worth her weight in ink will have a Wink of Stella in her hip pocket at all times, right. Here's a close up of the Wink--you can see a bit better than the bigger picture of the whole card. Wink of stella

I will give you the brief instructions for creating this card followed by the list of supplies. You can order your supplies by using the Shop Now button at the side of this page. Remember there are 2 ways to earn freebies in July

First, for each $50 in product (excludes shipping/tax) you purchase, Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can use in August.

Second, for each $50 in product that you order online and use this month's Hostess code (XSAN44DC), you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Fresh Fig cardstock 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Powder Pink 5 1/4 X 4; adhere to front of cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue

3. Cut the rose patter sheet (Petal Garden DSP) at 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 (note: you will want to cut a bit from the top and bottom to center your flower in this layers.) Adhere this to the Powder Pink layer with liquid glue.

4. Stamp "It's a Good Day" (Best Birds stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink.

5. Now add a bit of Clear Wink of Stella on the Fresh Fig portion of the rose.

You card is complete! Now mail it to someone who can use an uplift to their day.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to order your supplies.


Washi Tape Take II

Today we're going to expand using a fun product...Washi Tape Take II. Last week we used Washi Tape in a really fun card--if  you missed it..check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/quick-awesome-butterfly.html  .

Today we're creating a fast cute card just by crisscrossing the Washi Tape and adding a flower! Pick a Pattern card

Now, isn't that cute and really quick using the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape...this Washi Tape is so easy to use, you can tear it off (or if you're really a neat nick you can cut it with scissors) and it sticks without any extra adhesive! Now that is FAST and not messy--not to mention it only takes a minute to do!

I'm going to give you the directions and then the supply list--you can purchase your supplies in my store using the Shop Now button at the side of the page.  Remember, this month there are 2 ways to earn extra bonuses:

First, for each $50 in product that you purchase through my store (just hit the Shop Now button and you are there), Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can spend in August (be sure Stampin'Up! has your current email address)

Second, for each $50 in product that you purchase online using this month's Host code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 Stampin' Up! product from me!

 Here are the card directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase)

2, Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4, adhere to cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue; cut Whisper White cardstock 5 1/8 X 3 7/8, adhere to black layer using liquid glue.

3. Working with the widest Washi Tape, tear off and layer a strip on the long side of the top layer; then working with the next widest, layer a strip on the short side (crossing the layers at the bottom left of the cardbase.

4. Repeat #3 using the next 2 Washi Tape designs; end with the narrowest on the short side (check out the picture for help in layering.)

5. Punch 2 daisies using the Daisy punch from Melan Mambo cardstock. Layer these using dimensionals and attach to card front where the tape crosses (lower left corner) with another dimensional. Punch a 1/2" circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and attach to daisy center with liquid glue.

6.  Stamp Happy Birthday (Special Celebrations stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink; attach 3 metallic enamel dots.

Your card is ready for giving...don't forget to do this--that is the last step in card-making--actually  sending the card to someone! (Note: if you are not part of Sandi's Birthday Club, email me to join (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com). I received over 50 birthday cards last month! It's truly an experience you don't want to miss!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this page to order your supplies.


Hey, That's Not Washi Tape!

Here's another great butterfly but, Hey That's Not Washi Tape!  2 ribbon card frontYou're right, it's not! It's ribbon. The new Stampin'Up! annual catalog has an array of beautiful new ribbon...I used 3 of these for this card.

(If you missed the Washi Tape butterfly on Tuesday check it out  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/quick-awesome-butterfly.html )

I'll give you the step by step to create this card & then the supply list so you can use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to order your supplies.

Remember, there are two ways to earn freebies in July:
First, when you place an order (online or with me directly) you will receive an email from Stampin'Up! with a $5 coupon that you can spend in August (make sure SU has your current email address---they cannot re-issue these coupons)
Second, when you place an online order through my store --use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog) I will give you $5 worth of Stampin'Up! product for every $50 you purchase in product (excludes shipping/tax IF YOU USE THE CURRENT month HOST CODE XSAN44DC .  Note: if you purchase $150 or more, don't use this host code---you will receive the SU Host Rewards instead.

Directions:

 1. Cut Daffodill Delight cardsdtock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase); use Layered Leaves embossing folder on the front of cardbase.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/4 X 3 1/4; using strips of ribbon* cover the front of this piece. Attach the ribbon using Snail adhesive....layer the colors and designs in any way that is pleasing to you.(Note: do not adhere ribbon within 1/2" of the edge--we don't want the tape to show on the outer edge of the black) *I used Double stitched Daffodil, Mini chevron Curry, and Stitched Satin Curry.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8; cut butterfly outline (Move Me thinlets) from center of this piece (sandwich: Magnetic base, Precision base, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting pad); then run through the Oh My Stars embossing folder. Note: keep the butterfly for later.

4. Adhere the white cardstock to the black cardstock using dimensionals.  Adhere unit to the cardfront using multipurpose liquid glue (item: #110755)

5. Stamp "thinking of you"  in Archival Basic Black classic ink on Whisper White cardstock; punch out using the Classic Label punch. Adhere to cardfront using mini-dimensionals.

6. Cut inner butterfly thinlets from White butterfly (from above); adhere inside card with liquid glue. 2 inner butterfly Daffodil inside card

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies:


Quick Awesome Butterfly

Want to see how to create a Quick Awesome Butterfly? Check out this little cutie... 1 cardfront

Know how to create that layered design effect...yep, it's the Basic Pack 2 Washi Tape...so easy to use--you  don't need to scissors-- just tear it off & it looks great. The new Stampin'Up! annual catalog has 4 great new Washi Tape collections---each one has an array of colors that coordinate with our most popular color schemes...select any of the combos to match your project.

I'll give you the step by step to create this card & then the supply list so you can use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to order your supplies.

Remember, there are two ways to earn freebies in July:
First, when you place an order (online or with me directly) you will receive an email from Stampin'Up! with a $5 coupon that you can spend in August (make sure SU has your current email address---they cannot re-issue these coupons)
Second, when you place an online order through my store --use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog) I will give you $5 worth of Stampin'Up! product for every $50 you purchase in product (excludes shipping/tax IF YOU USE THE CURRENT month HOST CODE XSAN44DC .  Note: if you purchase $150 or more, don't use this host code---you will receive the SU Host Rewards instead.

Directions:

 1. Cut Lemon Lime Twist 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase); use Garden Trellis embossing folder on the front of cardbase.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/4 X 3 1/4; using strips of washi tape cover the front of this piece....layer the colors and designs in any way that is pleasing to you.(Note: do not adhere washi tape within 1/2" of the edge--we don't want the tape to show on the outer edge of the white)

3. Cut Daffodil Delight cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8; cut butterfly outline (Move Me thinlets) from center of this piece (sandwich: Magnetic base, Precision base, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting pad); then run through the Oh My Stars embossing folder. Note: keep the butterfly for later.

4. Adhere the Daffodil cardstock to the white cardstock using dimensionals; tie an 18" piece of 1/8" sheer Old Olive ribbon around the middle of this unit. Adhere unit to the cardfront using multipurpose liquid glue (item: #110755)

5. Stamp "thinking of you"  in Tranquil Tide classic ink on Whisper White cardstock; punch out using the Classic Label punch. Adhere to cardfront using mini-dimensionals.

6. Cut inner butterfly thinlets from Daffodil butterfly (from above); adhere inside card with liquid glue. 1 inner butterfly

1 inside
Your card is complete.

Here's the supply list, order your supplies using the Shop Now button:


Another 5 Minute Card

I had so much fun creating the Fastest Card on Tuesday (see here if you missed it http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/06/fastest-card-youve-ever-created.html ) that I created Another 5 Minute Card using the Memories and More cards:  Butterfly

They are so easy to use and you can substitute the greetings and the thinlets that I used to create your own version. Almost all the cards can be used for creating a greeting card. There are even some overlays in the pack that will make a stunning addition to a stamped image.

We are all short on time it seems so I'm always looking for ways to make a quick card. I haven't purchased a card for 15 years and I'm not about to do it now with all the quick fixes I have at my fingertips!

I'm going to give you the directions and following that I'll give you the supply list. Use the Shop Now button to make your purchases. When you place an online order ($50 in product or greater--exclude shipping and tax) you will receive $5 in StampinUp! products from me when you use the current month Host code (VAWE76SW)

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4"(cardbase).

2. Cut 4 X 3  from Basic Black cardstock; adhere to cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue; adhere Memories card using liquid glue.

3. Stamp "thinking of you" in Archival Basic Black ink in the lower right corner of the Memories card.

4. Cut butterfly (Butterflies framelit) from Basic Black cardstock, adhere to card with mini Stampin' dimensionals. (sandwich: Magnetic plate, Precision base plate, cardstock, thinket, standard cutting pad). Adhere 3 Metallic enamel dots as shown on card.

Your card is completed! Wasn't that easy?

 

Here is the supply list--use the Shop Now button to order yours:

 


Fastest Card You've Ever Created

I needed a cute card but am really busy preparing for my annual sale, so I made the Fastest Card You've Ever Created! What do you think?  Bee

I used the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack to create this little cutie in just a few minutes.  The cards in the Memories & More packs are versatile because they can be used for your Memory keeping or in creating really fun and cute cards like this one in just minutes.

I also use the new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals under the bee to pop him/her up! These dimensionals are the same wonderful "stickiness" as the regular dimensionals, but are much smaller (1/4" diameter)...so no more cutting those regular sized dimensionals in half so they won't show underneath a small piece of cardstock.

I'll give you the directions to create this card and then the supply list so you can order what you need.  Remember, when you place an online order this month, use the current Host code (VAWE76SW) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me when your product total reached $50 (excludes shipping/tax)! (hint: this month you will receive a sample of one of the products we're using today!)

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Basic Black Cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to cardbase using multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut the Memories & More card to 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to black cardstock using liquid glue.

4. Using the bee thinlet (Detailed Dragonflies thinlets) & the Precision base plate on the Big Shot (sandwich: Magnetic Platform Precision base plate, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting pad); adhere bee to the card front with mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

5. Stamp "Enjoy the Little Things" in Archival Basic Black ink on the card front. Now if you enjoy a deeper shiny black, quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat with a Heat Tool until shiny.

Your card is finished! You can substitute any verse or small image and have a card to meet any occasion!

 

Here are the supplies. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies right now:

 

Father's Day Card

It's this weekend...you'll most likely need a Father's Day Card. I wanted to make one that was not specifically for "my" father. Many of us like to commemorate the day for someone that is not our father. For instance, I like to give my son a Father's Day card--he has 4 daughters--if anyone needs to have a honoring day it's a man who lives in a house filled with females (even the dog is female; not sure about the fish). 

With that in mind I created this card which is great for Father's Day but isn't specifically for "my" dad. I used the new Coffee Cafe Bundle and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.

  6-16-17 Father's Day card - Coffee Cafe

Inside I'm going to write a message, but again, it's not to my Father. However, if you need one for your own father, then you can use an appropriate verse inside!

Now if you don't need a Father's Day card at all---this is still a great birthday card that can be used for guys or ladies!

I'll give you the directions followed by the supply list. You can use the Shop Now button and order through my store to get your supplies. If you place an online order in June and use the current Host code (VAWE76SW) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping/tax).

Here's how to make the card:

 1. Cut Pear Pizzazz cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2; score the long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase). Cut the polkadot design DSP 4 X 5 1/4; adhere the DSP to the front of the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.

2. Using Layering oval framelits, 3 5/8 plain oval from Garden Green cardstock; cut the 3 1/4 scalloped oval from Pool Party cardstock; cut 1 3/4 plain oval from Soft Sky cardstock.

3. Adhere Pool Party oval to Garden Green oval with liquid glue; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Stamp tall coffee cup (Coffee Cafe stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock; cut out with corresponding framelit.

5. Stamp cup lid in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock; cut out with corresponding framelit.

6. Cut out cup holder from Early Espresso cardstock and adhere to cup with liquid glue.

7. Adhere cup and lid to cardfront using dimensionals.

8. Stamp "Let's Celebrate your day" in Archival Basic Black ink on the small Soft Sky oval and adhere to cup holder with dimensionals. Add a silver heart (Metallic Enamel Shapes).

Your card is completed!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies:


How to Create New Watercolor Pencil Colors

Ever want to color a stamped image and can't find just the right color in your box of pencils...well, today I'm going to show you How to Create New Watercolor Pencil Colors....it's really fun and easy. Check out this card  Blendded color card

Recognize the color of the outer flower petals? Probably not because I combined the Melan Mambo and the Bermuda Bay Watercolor pencils to get that amazing shade of lavender.

There are endless colors you can create with your Watercolor pencils---just sit with a piece of white cardstock and play with them. Mix 2 or 3 of them and then blend with either the Blender Pens or the Aqua Painters (item #103954). After blending....let the mixture sit for a minute or so to let the blending finish....you can have a great time creating your own pallette of colors. My recommendation is to write the colors you used underneath the mixture so you can repeat it in the future.

You can also change the color by how darkly or lightly you apply the pencil--try it out.

I'm going to give you step by step directions for this card. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to place your order in my store. Remember the Retiring List of products are still available. Here is the pdf file  Download Retiring_List_US  or the Excel file  Download Retiring_List_US. Order through my store now to get the best available product selection.

Here are the card directions: 

1. Cut Pink Pirouette cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Shimmery white cardstock 5 1/4 x 4; adhere to card base with multipurpose liquid glue

3. Cut Pink Pirouette cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 ; adhere to Shimmery white cardstock with liquid glue.

4. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 4 X 2 3/4; Cut oval with the largest Stitched Shape oval framelit; stamp the leaf spray (Falling Flowers stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink; color leaves with Wild Wasabi Stamp'n Write marker. Stamp 'happy birthday' in Archival Black ink below the leaves. Adhere this oval to the card front with liquid glue.

5. Stamp the largest flower (Falling Flowers stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink; using the Melan Mambo and the Bermuda Bay Watercolor pencils, lightly color the outer petals; blend with the Blender Pen. Color the inner petals with only the Melan Mambo pencil & blend with the Blender Pen.

6. Add Metallic Enamal Shapes (small dots) to the flower center; cut out flower with Paper Snips and add the flower to the oval with dimensionals.

Your card is completed---now try out some other color combos and leave me a comment on your favorite combination.

Here's the supply list; use the Shop Now button at the side of this page to place your order now in my store!


How to Add Quick & Easy Shading to a Solid Stamped Image

Today I'm going to show you How to Add Quick & Easy Shading to a Solid Stamped Image.  Have you ever stamped image in a solid color ink and thought--that's a nice image but it isn't great! Well, it is very easy to make it great by adding some quick and easy shading.  Take a look at this card and, in particular, the shading of the flower petals: Shading card

This was accomplished in just a couple of minutes by adding a darker color at the tips of the petals with watercolor pencils and then blending inwards with the Blender Pens.  Really a quick & easy way to add some great pizzazz to your solid stamped image.

The watercolor pencils have lots of versatility...and you can use either the Blender pens or the Aqua Painters to blend them...usually I use the Blender Pens in small areas because there is less liquid and the Aqua Painters for larger areas because there is more liquid and a faster blend of the area.

I'm going to give you step by step directions with some pictures below...use the Shop Now Button to order your supplies from my online store. Remember the items on the Retiring List are going quickly....order now before supplies run out--if you need the Retiring List download this one for a pdf file  Download Retiring_List_US or for an Excel file   Download Retiring_List_US.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Sweet Sugarplum cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base); dry emboss the card front with the Petal Burst embossing folder.

2. Cut Rich Razzleberry cardstock 2 3/4 X 2 3/4; cut Dazzling Diamonds cardstock 3 X 3. Adhere the Razzleberry to the front of the Dazzling Diamonds with glue dots; adhere this unit to the upper card front with glue dots.

3. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 X 3; Stamp the large flower image (Flourishing  Phrases) in Sweet Sugarplum ink (Item #141395) in the center; using the Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil, add the darker color to the tips of each petal  Adding shading color

This is the results unblended:

Shading- unblended

Starting at the petal tip, use the Blender Pen to blend color inward on each petal:

Shading blended

4. Using the largest Stitched Shape (square), cut out the flower and adhere to the Razzleberry layer with multipurpose liquid glue.

5. Stamp "thinking of you" (Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set)  in Archival Black on Shimmery White cardstock; punch out with Classic Label punch and adhere to card front under flower image using dimensionals. 

Your card is completed!