Tasteful Touches ~ Masking and Watercoloring Video

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We have gone soft and subtle today, the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is just packed full of beautiful visual textures that makes great backgrounds for your cards.  I have paired this with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Grey Granite ink and ribbon.

To build on the softness I chose to use a  watercoloring and masking technique to use the beautiful ‘peony’ looking flower and soft and ‘floaty’ sort of leaves in the stamp set along with a greeting that would be about perfect for any occasion.

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Celebrate Sunflowers with some Stampin’ Blends

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Happy July !!!!

Today I am back with sunflowers, this time in more traditional colors and breaking out my Stampin’ Blends to do a little soothing coloring.

There is a little bit of technique going on with this one in that I stamped my outline in Daffodil Delight ink but ‘stamped off’ before stampining onto a piece of Whisper White Thick Card.  This gave me a nice, softer outline in which to add my colors.

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Celebrate Sunflowers ~ Patch Card #3

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This card started with a piece of Purple Posy card, which was sitting next to my  paper trimmer, I ran it thru my cut and embossing machine with one of the Greenery Embossing Folders which is one of the new folders in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog. All the decorative parts are attached to this patch then attached to the base card with 4 – 5 Stampin Dimensionals.

So who says sunflowers have to be yellow? Misty Moonlight turned out to be a perfect combination with Purple Posy and Seaside Spray.

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Field of Flowers ~ Always …

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If you are looking for a really versatile stamp set you cannot go wrong with  Field of Flowers, I just love the big ‘ALWAYS…..” then to use one of the other greetings to personalize your exact sentiment.  There are 7 of them – Thinking of You, In my Heart, My Friend, Love, to name a few.  I chose to use ‘my friend’ on the inside of this card.

There is  the coordinating Confetti Flowers Border Punch, which I used to decorate the bottom edge of my card today. …….. and guess what ? this stamp set and punch are available as a 10% off bundle!

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Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog!

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It is that time of the year again – a brand new catalog with brand new in-colors, stamp sets, punches, embellishments and ribbons……………… to name but a few!

It is also a bit of a celebration for me as well as this is my 1000th  post!

I am using the ever versatile Note Cards and Envelopes for my cards today which is one I sent out to my customers with their copy of the new catalog.  It features Lovely You Stamp Set with the coordinating Lovely Labels Pick a Punch ~ which you are going to love!

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Positive Thoughts – inspired by a scarf!

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Welcome to June! I often share where my inspiration comes from – today my color combination is from a scarf  I wear as an accent during the winter months (too hot to wear scarves during North Texas summer months) I was putting it on one day and recognized Petal Pink then Smoky Slate and so today’s card was born!

I have used a  very simple, asymmetric, fold that showcases the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set along with the stunning Petal Pink Organdy Stripped Ribbon which made me fall in love with Petal Pink in the first place!

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