Monday, July 6, 2020

Bouquet on an Easel

I started this cool Diamond Easel card a few weeks ago and kept getting side tracked getting it finished! But I did last week as I worked to get a bunch of cards made and posts scheduled for later this week. You see.... I'm going on a scrapbook retreat put on by Cactus Crew Scrapbooking! This one actually got ok'd by the hotel in Phoenix, AZ!! I'm so excited!!!

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This card was time consuming and I had to watch a couple videos shared on Pinterest. A friend told me about this card WAY back when and I just had to make it!

Oh my gosh isn't this GORGEOUS!!  The only thing I would have changed is the thread under the bouquet. I should have used Fresh Sage instead of Rustic Rose. Oh well. The flowers are from Fun Stamper's Journey's Cottage Bouquet red rubber stamp set and coordinating die set.

I used a 6" x 12" piece of white card stock but you can use a couple smaller pieces (except you do need 6" wide) to make the 12". It does fold flat but you do need an envelope to fit a 6" square card and it will take extra postage.

Under the top flap is a place to write your personal note.

I colored my flowers using FSJ's Color Burst pencils. The cool centers were made with Journey Glaze and a product called Suze Weinberg's Mini Mosaics. This is the cracked corn color. I actually met her many years ago and she autographed a book of hers that I have! Very talented lady!

I fussy cut my sentiment then used my Stardust Clear Gel pen on the Smile. A few FSJ Meadow Pearls finished the card.

I hope you had a wonderful 4th and got to celebrate it with family or friends.  We stayed home as AZ has almost got us back on lock down. And picnic places were filled.

Stampin Carol

Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains.   Psalm 36: 5-6

Friday, July 3, 2020

Shark Chum

I was trying to come up with an idea for my weekly Wednesday video and found an interesting fold on Pinterest made by QBee's Quest.  Today I'll share my first card made using this fold but yesterday you got to see my 2nd card! And there is even a video on how I made it.

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Now, this card is VERY simple and basic. No frills. I really was struggling with being productive Tuesday morning when I made this but as the morning went on I got into it.

I wanted to use my Fun Stampers Journey's Shark Attack red rubber stamp set and coordinating die set as I'll be going to a scrapbook retreat soon and Shark Attack is the theme of the retreat! I need a few cards to give to friends attending.  I like how the closed card gives no hint at the fun fold.

So, if you seen yesterday's post you would know this. But you can see just how simple this card is.

Here's the full card. Very simple. No frills.  I really like yesterday's card as it was more of what I had in mind.  Two things I changed was the size of the inside white folded piece and to pop the focal point on the circle.

Yep, I don't know what I was thinking but I glued down the bucket instead of popping it up. I did use a red glitter pen on the bucket contents. I stamped the cover with a FSJ background stamp called Deco Wall. It kinda looks like waves, kinda.  The dots are from my stash. I used my craft knife to cut out the inside of the pail handle as I wanted it to look more like a handle.

I hope whoever gets this card will like it. I do have a great grandson who will if I end up saving it for him.

Stampin Carol

I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins... I will remember no more.  Hebrews 8:12

Thursday, July 2, 2020

It's a Shark!

Yesterday I made my weekly video on FaceBook of a fun fold card. And, since I'm heading to Phoenix, AZ next week for a scrapbook retreat themed Shark Attack, I HAD to use Fun Stampers Journey's red rubber stamp set Shark Attack and it's coordinating die set.

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This is actually the 2nd card I made with this fold.  The first will post tomorrow. When I made the first my mojo was out to lunch.  I struggled to bring my elements together.  By the time I was done my mojo came back and this card came together. And it helped more when I found a pad of 6"x6" paper with nautical themed prints! I used Fun Stampers Journey's Shark Attack red rubber stamp set and its coordinating die set.

Here's how it opens! You can see it better on my video uploaded yesterday to YouTube.

Isn't this shark a hoot! I colored him using my Arteza Real Brush pens. A slash of white from my white gel pen kinda looks like the sun on the tube, doesn't it?  I should add some Journey Glaze to the tube to give it a shiny look.

Have you tried a fold like this?
I used a different font size on today's post. Can you read it ok?

Stampin Carol

No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.  Psalm 84:11

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

I Know There's A Desk There.... Somewhere

It's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday again! But this time it didn't seem to come quite so fast for me.  I actually had my first in-person class last Friday, the first in 4 months! My gals were so happy to meet and visit and visit and visit... Well, it wasn't quite that much, we did get our cards made.  😀  But today is the day I share my desk with you and link up with Julia of the Stamping Ground.  This is my desk yesterday as I was working on prepping for my weekly video this morning.

You can see only the desk along the front edge and a spot over by the green basket. I was matching papers and dies. What a mess!! But about 10 minutes later I had it all together and my desk got cleared for the next project.

I don't have any sneak peeks today.  And the fire I told you about last week is still burning and its over 110,000 acres. A small community east of the fire has been evacuated.  I have a cousin just west of the fire but so far they are not in danger since the winds are blowing east.  We have officially started our Monsoon season and there is a slight chance of rain today and a greater chance tomorrow.

I hope you all are having a great week and God bless you!
I am back on the new Blogger and so far its being nice.

Stampin Carol

I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you.
Genesis 26:24

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Flowers and a Bee

I'm back to the new blogger. Hopefully it will work again.  Anyway, I again was back on Pinterest just looking around for inspiration and found a cool card that caught my eye.  I've done similar cards but not quite like this.

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I have a special person in mind who will get this card for her birthday mid July. I think she'll  really like it.

Here it is closed. Pretty and cool!

And here it's kinda open so you can see that the card front is open under the bee!  The hive is actually stamped inside the card! I used Fun Stampers Journey's Hey Honey red rubber stamp set for the bee and hive.

Here you can see how I made the card.  I cut out 1 3/4" and used that panel to attach the bottom piece to make it part of the card front. The Happy Birthday came from FSJ's Inside & Out stamp set.

I used 2 different die set for the flowers.  The 2 big ones were made using FSJ's Bloom Creator die set and the little ones used Spellbinders' Fall Flora (Die of the Month - Oct. 2019).  The dots were from my stash. The card is flat as I didn't use any foam squares! The dot will add enough to require extra postage to mail this card!  I used lots of scraps to make the flowers. And the print paper is also a piece of scrap from my stash.

I colored the bee and hive using FSJ's Color Burst pencils and added some Journey Glaze to the wings for a glassy look. I see I didn't do anything with the eyes.  What would you suggest?

Stampin Carol

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Galatians 3:27