Friday, March 27, 2015

Irresistibly Yours Red Tulips


Do you have any tulips blooming? We are still a few months away from that. But cut tulips are for sale everywhere. On a side note. Did you know that you shouldn't put daffodils and tulips in the same vase? I didn't! 

As Sale-a-bration is slowly drawing to a close (Tuesday, March 31st is the last day) I want to draw your attention again to the Irresistibly Yours specialty paper which, as you probably know, is one of the Sale-a-bration offerings. I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but I would hate for you to miss out on this very cool paper. I used 2 of the different patterns in today's card.

Stampin' Up! Love is Kindness stamp set and Irresistibly Yours Sale-a-bration paper. Thank you card with Red tulips. Spring tulip card. Made by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I love the combination of pink and green as a background for my red tulips. It makes me happy :) 

Details: Stamp the image with Black Stazon ink. Use ink and a Blender Pen or Aquapainter to color. To learn how to eliminate the sentiment that is also on this stamp image, Click Here for directions.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! and available from my Online Store. To show my appreciation for orders, I send a hand stamped card. It is the least I can do. 

Stamps: Lots of Thanks, Love is Kindness
Paper: Irresistibly Yours specialty paper (Sale-a-bration)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Real Red,Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette
Other: circle punches, Aquapainter, sponge

Sale-a-bration offerings from the Annual Catalog. Click Here
Sale-a-bration offerings in addition to the catalog. Click Here
Sale-a-bration Catalog. Click Here

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CCMC348 Painted Petals color challenge

Now that Sale-a-bration is winding down, I want to use up my Irresistibly Yours paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog. That, and because this paper is awesome! I decided to grunge it up a bit for today's card. And because it is Thursday, I have a challenge from Create with Connie and Mary. It is a color challenge this week!

Here is my card:
Stampin' UP! Painted Petals stamp set and Sale-a-bration Irresistibly Yours paper. Shabby Chic thank you card. Made by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
And the colors:

The Irresistibly Yours paper did all of the work for me on the background. It comes pre-embossed so all I did was sponge on some Sahara Sand ink.

The stamping was all done with different images from the Painted Petals stamp set - even the dots and stripes. That is one of the things I love about that stamp set! To add some texture and visual interest, I tucked a doily, thread, and twine behind the focal point. This layout is a great way to use up some scraps - not that I did that - just saying'

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Irresistibly Yours specialty paper (Sale-a-bration)
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Rose Red
Other: Soft Sky cotton Twine, Linen Thread, Doily, dimensionals, Circle punch, sponge

We would love to see what you can do with these colors! You always inspire us over at Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog. At the very least, head over there to see what the rest of the design team created for your inspirational pleasure.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sheltering Tree with World of Dreams


I love to combine stamp sets sometime. I'm not talking sentiments or background stamps plus a stamp set because that is a given. No I am talking 2 different stamp sets such as Sheltering Tree and World of Dreams. 

Here is an example of what I mean.
Stampin' Up! World of Dreams stamp set and Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree stamp set. Spring card with tree branch with birds on a nest. Made by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I stamped the Sheltering Tree in the background and added some leaves here and there because it is spring and the tree is just beginning to leaf out. Then I added a layer of Pistachio Pudding paper that I cut to look like grass. By stamping the ground in Pear Pizzazz right onto the designer paper, I created a foreground. 

Tip: If you ever look at a landscape, the colors get lighter the further away they are. So I recreated that look by stamping a darker color in the foreground.

I inked up the World of Dreams stamp (the bird's nest and branches) by using Stampin' Write Markers. Be sure to "huff" on it before stamping. This moistens the ink. 

Tip: Add depth, or definition to an object - in this case the nest - by picking up some ink with a Blender Pen and adding color ever so lightly. You can always add more.

The little pink flower gives just a touch of of soft color to a very earthy color palette.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! and anything can be ordered from My Online Store. 

Stamps: World of Dreams, Sheltering Tree, Lots of Thanks, Hardwood Background
Paper: All Abloom paper stack
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Other: Pearl, Itty Bitty Accent Punch

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lovely Amazing You in Crumb Cake and Blue


I am having a good time with the new Photopolymer set, Lovely Amazing You. There is something about the fonts and the feathers that I just love. 
Made with Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer stamp set. Stampin' Up! Clean and simple card with feathers. Masculine thank you card. Made by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

There is nothing complicated about this card. I stamped the feathers in two different colors and then just added some layers and details.
Made with Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer stamp set. Stampin' Up! Clean and simple card with feathers. Masculine thank you card. Made by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I used dimensionals to raise up the panel with the sentiment. But before I adhered it to the front of the card, I added an Antique Brad and some Gold Baker's Twine. 

That is the Natural Chevron Ribbon across the bottom of the Crumb Cake panel. I haven't used it much but I love that it is easy to adhere and manipulate.

All supplies for my card are Stampin' Up! and can be purchased in my Online Store/demonstrator website. Click Here. Don't forget: For every $50 that you purchase, you choose a Free Sale-a-bration product.

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Other: Gold Baker's Twine, Natural Chevron Ribbon, dimensionals, Antique Brad

I hope your day is a creative one!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Perfect Petals in Plum


Before Mellow Moss retired a long time ago, I loved to create cards with Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum and Mellow Moss. It was my favorite green. Anyone else love Mellow Moss??

Without Mellow Moss, I kind of let Perfect Plum fall by the wayside. It is too easy to reach for the newer, trendy purples in the Stampin' Up! repertoire. You know what I'm saying, right?

Today's card uses Perfect Plum with Pear Pizzazz - not a bad combination at all.
Floral card made with Stampin' Up! Petite Petals stamp set and Flower Shop stamp set. Purple floral card. Hexagon embossing folder. Easy floral card made by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
The ink on the flowers is dark but it is really Perfect Plum, not black. It gives the flowers a dark, rich look. I just had a scrap of Flashback designer series paper so I added it across the bottom. The pattern reminds me of fencing. 

Do you have the Hexagon embossing folder yet? No? Well good news. It is one of the Weekly Deals and is on sale. But hurry. The sale ends tonight at (I think) 11:50 pm Mountain Time. Add it to an order that reaches $50 before shipping and tax, and you can choose another embossing folder for Free from Stampin' Up! Click Here for the choices.

Anyway, I love the Hexagon folder as a background for flowers. Just like the piece of Flashback paper that I used, this reminds me of fencing and fencing is perfect for flowers or foliage or farm animals!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! My Online Store can be found Here.

Stamps: Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Something to Say
Paper: Flashback
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Perfect Plum
Other: Hexagon Embossing Folder, Pearls, Bird Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals
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