Just Saying Hello with Tasteful Touches

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I love to design my cards but there are times when I kinda draw a blank, either nothing comes to mind or too much comes to mind and I feel a bit overwhelmed. The Stampin’ UP! catalogs show us all the wonderful products available but did you know it is also a book of ideas? In fact when I first came across Stampin’ UP! in 2006 it was called an ‘Idea Book’ (and I still have that catalog in my stash!)

All that being said – I found today’s card tucked into those pages, I changed it a tiny bit (of course) but it is very close 🙂

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Rich Razzleberry Blossom in Blooms

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This is the 3rd card I have shared using the Blossoms in Bloom and Many Layers Blossom Dies, I think I am just lovin’ this bundle. The main stamp in the set covers the whole of the front of the card producing a delicate and feminine card.

I decided not to put a greeting on today’s card, although there are lots to choose from in the stamp set I figured this could be used for most any occasion.!

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Forever Fern ~ Sympathy Card

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There are times we need a sympathy card, not the happiest of cards to make but Stampin’ UP! has colors and images that make it easy to design them.

I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set with the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set for my sentiment to create a simple but heartfelt card. I love this set, having used it for different occasions, you can scroll down a little way to find some links to other cards.

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Many Layered Blossoms Dies – Video Tutorial

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On page 174 of the 2020 Annual Catalog are a set of dies that produces the most stunning effect.  The Many Layered Blossoms Dies along with some Copper Foil and Adhesive Sheets allowed me to create this beautiful card.

I used Grey Granite  for my original sample, my husband’s  choice ~  I use Basic Black in my video to which produced a more dramatic effect. While I did a tiny bit of stamping with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp set I think I could have got away without any stampin’ at all!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Mini Box of Notes

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Tricia’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is to share what we are working on!

So I have been working on using some of the new goodies from the Annual Catalog  and my starting point was the 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 Acetate Card Boxes, new In-colors and Jar of Flowers Stamp Set.

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Introducing 2020 – 2022 In-color Cinnamon Cider

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I was looking thru my posts the other day and realized I had not yet introduced you to the last of the 2020 – 2022 In-Color – Cinnamon Cider! So today I share that color along with BumbleBee which is a perfect coordinating color.

I also used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp set paired with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set for my greeting, which would be perfect for just about any occasion.

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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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