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To A Wild Rose and the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0038

It is time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  What festivity are we highlighting this time?

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I chose to use the Watercolor theme.

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Oh how I love To A Wild Rose bundle!  It is a 2-Step stamp set which means you can use different stamps to color in the image like I did in this post or as an outline stamp. 

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Here's how I made this card.

1.  Rub the Embossing Buddy over piece of  5" x 8" Shimmery White card stock

2. Stamp the outline rose in VersaMark.  Repeat 2 more times.  Sprinkle White Embossing powder over the image and shake off any excess.  Heat emboss.  Stamp and heat emboss 3 outline leaves.

3. Water color the rose using an Aqua Painter, Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride ink.  Set aside to dry.  When dry, use the Wild Rose dies to cut out the roses.

4. Water color the leaves using an Aqua Painter and Mossy Meadow ink.  When dry, use the Wild Rose die to cut out the leaves.

5,  Create a light water color wash using an Aqua Painter and Coastal Cabana ink.  

6. Flick the Aqua painter to create colored drops.  Flick and/or drip Clear Wink of Stella for even more shine.

7. Adhere the roses and leaves on the Shimmery White CS using dimensionals.  Layer on to a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana cs and then on to a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Thick Whisper White CS.

8. Stamp "hello" in Bermuda Bay ink.

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I hope you will join in the challenge.  You can go to the Festive Friday blog for all the details and be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created.

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Tasteful Backgrounds for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC569

It is Thursday and I am back with the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC569.  The challenges this week is to make a project inspired by the card on page 132 of the Stampin' Up!® catalog.

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You can use the sketch, colors , stamp set , basically any aspect of the sample to inspire your project.  I chose to use the sketch as my inspiration.  

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As you can see I really simplified the layout.  I used the Tasteful Background dies and inlaid Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green pieces into the cut out.   The welcome sentiment is from the Well Written dies.  

I like how simple and clean this looked, so I continued to play with this idea.  To do the inlay is not difficult since the pieces are distinct in shape and not small.  The only one that gave me a little trouble is the tiny teardrop near the bottom of the design.  I may have had to cut that little piece out a few times.  

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In this sample I added another cut out and a vellum strip for the sentiment to sit on.  This vellum layer is on the inspiration card.  

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Here the designs are side by side. I had so much fun playing around with this dies.  I am looking forward to playing with the other dies and the stamp set.

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.

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Band Together for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Happy 4th of July!  It is hard to believe it is already July! During the month of July  the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a Case the Catalog challenge.  What does this mean?  Every week a sample will be chosen from the catalog and you can use the sketch, color, stamp set, basically any aspect for the challenge.  This week the chosen sample is on page 22, the sample on the lower right hand side.

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I chose to "case" the sketch.

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I used the Band Together stamp set.  I stamped the images in VersaMark ink and then colored in the flower using a dried up marker dipped in White Craft ink.  Once the craft ink dried, I colored in the flowers using Watercolor pencils.  I used Melon Mambo from the Watercolor Pencils and Flirty Flamingo from the Watercolor Assortment #2.  This is a fun technique and also works well using the Chalk Marker instead of the White Craft ink.

Be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.

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Celebrate with Cake for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0037

Have you seen the Experience Creativity brochure?  It is a new Stampin' Up! brochure that focuses on kits and quick & easy stamping.  I think  this new brochure is great.  In it there is are 3 exclusive stamp sets.  I used one of the stamp sets  for my card today for the Festive Friday Challenge #FFF0037.

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The stamp set is called Celebrate with Cake.  It is filled with simple, bold images  and sentiments too.

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So cute!  The card I made for the #FF0037 Challenge involves some fussy cutting (really not very fussy) and the Bird Ballad Designer Series paper.  In the brochure there are lots of samples of adorable cards that are one layer note cards with just stamps and ink.  I will be making some of those and sharing them.

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I have prepared a tutorial for you if you would like to make this card.  Click here for the measurements, supplies, and directions!

I hope you will join in the fun and create something for the #FF0037 Challenge!  I would love to see your entry in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Band Together for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC567!  This week we have a lovely color combination.

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This color combination is definitely one to remember!  Have I told you before that I keep a little ring of color combinations on my stamping desk?  Well, this one is going on that ring.  

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I used the Band Together bundle (stamps and dies!) for this card.  The flowers and leaves were colored using the Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends.   Sure do love those Blends!  Whenever there it is a color challenge I always check to see if I have the Blends in those colors.  Do you do that too?  

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As much as I love the big flowers in the Band Together stamp set, it was those label/band dies that sealed the deal for me.  I cut this label twice. Once in Granny Apple Green and onec in Whisper White.  I fitted a Whisper White label back into the opening for the sentiment.  Don't you love  options?   

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The sentiment is also from the Band Together stamp set.  In this stamp set, there are sentiments for both the outside and inside of the card.  I love that!

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge, so many great ideas on how to use this color combination.

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Beautiful Friendship for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Ready for another Create with Connie & Mary Challenge?  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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I saw this sketch and thought it was the perfect time to use Beautiful Friendship.  

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Beautiful Friendship is a great stamp set, perfect for a new stamper as well as an avid stamper.  Beautiful images and great sentiments all in one set.  In addition I used the  Band Together bundle.   This was another must have  for me.  You will be seeing a lot more of these bands in the future.  On today's card I used the band as a label.  The sentiment is also from the Band Together stamp set.

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Be sure to stop by the Create with Connie & Mary blog and check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.

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Daisy Lane for Festive Friday Challenge #FF0036

June is flying by and soon we will be celebrating official start of summer on June 21 and the 4th of July.  These are the themes for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0036!

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I chose to focus on the 4th of July aka Independence Day.  In the USA we celebrate the 4th in lots of different ways from picnics and fireworks to parades and ceremonies.  However you celebrate, I think the patriotic colors red, white &  blue are definitely part of the 4th of July.  

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I used the new Daisy Lane bundle for my card.  The new Medium Daisy punch is a great new addition and I love the smaller size.  

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The "celebrate" is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and is the perfect size for this layout.  The stamp set has 32 sentiments and covers a wide range of occasions and i consider it a must have in my collection.  The little enamel star is from a long retired embellishment pack.  I couldn't find a red, white or blue star so I colored over a Pool Party star with a Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend marker.  The striped DSP is from the Come Sail Away DSP pack.

I hope you will stamp along with this challenge.  You can go to the Festive Friday blog for all the details on how you can play along.  I would love to see what you create for #FFF0036. 

If you would like more information about how I made this card, CLICK HERE for a tutorial.

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To A WIld Rose & A Little Lace

It is Thursday and time for Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week  #CCMC565 is a color challenge.

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This is such a classic and pretty combination.

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I used the Stitched Lace dies and To A Wild Rose bundle  for today's card.  The Stitched Lace die set has 2 dies, one that cuts out a sheet of "lace" measuring 5-7/8" x 4-5/16" and the second die, cuts out the outline, so you can have your lace be different lengths.  So pretty and versatile.

To A Wild Rose is one of my favorite new flower stamps.  It is easy to stamp with and the shading created by the Distinktive process and the 2 Step stamping is gorgeous.  Here I used the Daffodil Delight ink stamped off once for the overall color and then full strength for the shading stamp.

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I used some Highland Heather sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins pack with added rhinestones  for a sparkly center to the flowers.  Are you wondering where else I used Highland Heather?  I used it for the leaves and also stamped the "hello" in Highland Heather ink.

Be sure to check out what the other design team members created for this weeks challenge.  I know you will be inspired by their creations.

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Mosaic Mood DSP and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC564

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC564!  This week's sketch challenge had me cutting into the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.  

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Here is the sketch #CCMC564 for this week's challenge.

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We received the Mosaic Mood Specialty  Designer Series Paper as an all attendee giveaway at the Stampin' Up! On Stage event last April.  The paper is gorgeous and it was hard to cut in to, as they say, "the first cut is the deepest". Once I got over the initial cut, the beautiful rose and leaves were easy to cut out.  It is difficult to see in the photo but there are shiny accents on the rose.  These glossy accents is what makes this pack of paper a specialty DSP. 

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This photo shows some of the glossy accents on the leafy background paper.  In real life those pops of shine add a lot to the overall look and feel of the card.  The sentiment is from the Enjoy Life stamp set.  I love the mix of fonts in the sentiment.  The Mint Macaron ribbon is a new to this catalog.  I love that there is a slight sheen to it and best of all, it is soft and easy to work with.

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.  I hope it will inspire you to play along and share what you create on the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge Facebook page.

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Sneak Peek: Sailing Home for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0035

It is time for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0035.   

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When you participate in the Festive Friday Challenge you have some  options.  You can use the "festivity" theme (Father's Day) or the optional theme (Blue) or both.   I chose to use both themes.

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I used the Sailing Home stamp set which will be available for purchase when the Stampin' Up!® 2019-2020 catalog goes live on June 4th.  This stamp set is also available as a bundle paired with the Smooth Sailing dies.  The advantage to buying a bundle is that you save 10%.   I also used the coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Series paper.

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Yes, it is an easel card.  This is a fun and  easy card to make and I have prepared a tutorial for you.  Click here for step by step directions.

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I hope you will participate in the challenge.  You can get all the information on the challenge here on the Festive Friday blog or here on the Festive Friday Facebook page. Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for the challenge!  I look forward to seeing your creations!

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