Patchwork Technique – Congratulations Card

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I am not entirely sure what to call the technique used on today’s card, so I have dubbed it a ‘Patchwork’ Technique. I wanted to use the Messages Dies in a different way and when I finished it looked like a patchwork!

The Many Messages Stamp Set with the coordinating Messages Dies are one of the most popular in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog – and I can understand why – it allows you to create multiple greetings in one go, either use them all at once or keep a little stash if you need to quickly create a card.

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Coloring Vellum with Blending Brushes ~ Super Elegant Card

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Blendering Brushes were added to the Stampin’ UP! tool chest at the beginning of this year and I have loved using them! This is the third technique I have shared featuring them and this time I am using the Square Vellum Doilies to show how you can make them any color to match your project.

I am also featuring the ‘soon to be retired’ Shimmer Paint, using it to produce a rich sheen to a piece of Very Vanilla Card as a background to the vellum……. and there is a video showing you how to do both techniques.!!

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Healing Hugs ~ Get Well Soon Fun Fold

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An easy fun fold for today with a simple gatefold with a front panel, they look so impressive but so easy to do.

I used the Healing Hugs stamp set to create this ‘get well soon’ card in nice bold Night of Navy and Mango Melody colors. I think by simply changing out the greeting you could use this design for thank you, birthday or simply ‘just because’!

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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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Double Embossing Technique with Parisian Blossoms Suite ~ Video Tutorial

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I think today’s card would work for just about any occasion so I did not put any greeting on it at all.  To be honest I don’t think it needed it – there is such a lot going on a greeting would have been just too much!

I am featuring a double embossed technique – starting with an embossing folder – sometimes known as ‘dry embossing’ then followed up with heat embossing where embossing powder is melted onto your card using a heat gun!  I am waving a fond farewell to a several products that are retiring at the end of May (available while stocks last) Copper Embossing PowderParisian Beauty Bundle, 1 5/8 Scalloped Circle, 1 1/8 Scalloped Circle and 1″ Circle Punches.

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Floral Essence and Mint Macaron

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Mint Macaron has been one of my go to colors since it was released as an In-color a few years back, when it was due to retire as an incolor I hoarded some card as well as the ink pad and refill, using it sparingly for special occasions!  So when it was re-introduced as a part of the Subtles family of colors I was beside myself with joy!

So today’s card just uses Mint Macaron with a little Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  I also broke out my Sponge Brayer – it is some time since that saw the light of day!

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Poppy Moments Birthday

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The Peaceful Poppies Suite is one of the most popular in the 2020 Mini catalog.  It has 2 stamp sets, 2 die sets, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments – all coordinating to make your crafting fun.

I chose to use the Poppy Moments Dies for this card – no stamping just letting the dies and embossing do all the work.

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