Tone-on-Tone Technique with Tasteful Textures

I am sharing another technique today – Tone-on-Tone stamping along with a video to show you how easy it is to do!

I first came across the term ‘tone-on-tone ‘ when I  came to live in  the US some 18 years ago.  Due to visa restrictions I was not allowed to work ~ I had to find something to do with my time – so I found myself a quilting class,  the list of supplies included some fabric called ‘tone on tone neutral’, which meant nothing to me at the time, until the really kind lady in the fabric stop helped me out 🙂

I am using one of the new stamp sets from the 2019 -2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog, Tasteful Textures, as well as showcasing a couple of the new ribbons and embellishments which were in my recent ribbon and embellishment product share ~ click here for details

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Royal Peacock – Inspirational Card

The choice of colors for today’s card was one of those happy accidents – inspired by the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (pg 177 of Annual catalog) which fell out of the little box I had stored them in – the Lovely Lipstick ones in particular attracted me, although, to be honest they look more like Melon Mambo to me and that is the color I chose to pair with one of the new in-colors, Pretty Peacock which is just perfect for the stamp set I chose!

The Royal Peacock Stamp set has been so very popular and I am sure I will be sharing more cards with it but today it is the stamp that puts highlights on the peacocks tail that is the focus of my card, along with some gold heat embossing.

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BEE Thankful

What a cheerful little chappie this bee is – so cute offering a flower along with his thanks – don’t ask why I think this is a boy rather than a girl bee – it just looks like a little fella is my only reason!

The Bee Thankful set is a single stamp, it is nice and big so covers a lot of space, allowing you to make a quick thank you card!  I paired it with the 2018 -2020 In colors using the Stampin Write Markers

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Daisy Lane ~ Moments with You

Daisy’s are such cheerful flowers, I have a Shasta Daisy bush in my garden which produces flowers all summer long.  I also have a South African Daisy which has bright yellow petals and a deep purple center – very dramatic…. and finally one of my Yorkie’s is also called Daisy, so you could say that daisys are a big part of my life!

Today’s card uses the Daisy Lane Stamp set along with a couple of my favorite punches, make sure you come visit me again on Wednesday when I have another card to share using the full Daisy Lane Bundle.

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Terracotta Tile Floral Essence and Grapefruit Grove

A couple of weeks ago I posted a card using a color combination that seemed unlikely but simply presented itself (check here) – well it happen again when tidying up my workbench………… Terracotta Tile paired with Grapefruit Grove – a couple of scraps  I was putting away that suddenly said…. ‘just a minute’.…. there is something going on here!

So I went with it – putting a Very Vanilla Card layer in between to give it a little more definition.  During my clean up I also came across a couple of flowers stamped and punched with the Floral Essence Stamp set – so it was just a case of pulling it all together.

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2019 – 2020 Ribbon and Embellishment Share

It is that time of year again!
Did you see all those beautiful ribbons in the  2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog?  Would you like it  all for a little? 
I have been asked to do a  Ribbon share again ~ this is where you can get your hands on a yard of each of the new ribbons  without having to break the bank – and oh what a sumptuous selection there is again this year!!!
There are also some beautiful embellishments which I am also offering this year

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