Colorful Seasons

Stampin'Up! Colorful Seasons, sympathy card, watercolor, handmade, #peribeal #papercraftinghtreads

A bit of watercolor gives a soft touch to this sympathy card. I used the positive and the negative from the Stitched Shapes Framelits die to create a double frame effect for added dimension.

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Oh Happy Day – It’s Friday

Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day

I’m loving this clean and simple look! A little texture from the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, the extra large greeting in Delightful Dijon, part of a doily, and a metal rimmed pearl in a swirl of gold thread make for an extra happy day.

 

Throwback Thursday – Monster Maniacs are Multiplying

Monster Maniacs
Monster Maniacs

A few more monsters invaded this blog, so I had to share them. (Can you tell I love teal/turquoise/blues in general?) I promise that I do make cards in other colors, check out my Facebook page and Instagram feed for proof! ‘Cause apparently I post more of the blues here!

Mini Masterpiece Monday – Endless Washi Wishes Birthday

Endless Washi Wishes
Endless Washi Wishes

Endless Washi Wishes, Endless Washi Wishes, Endless Washi Whishes – whew, try saying that three times really fast – let alone typing it! Anyhoo, card base is Whisper White, followed by a mat in Melon Mambo run through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot textured impressions embossing folder. I then took a piece of scrap Whisper White and placed stripes of the Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape on it before attaching it to my card front. Then a cute birthday cake from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set, and it was finished. And to add some pizzazz to the envelope, I added a strip of matching washi tape to the flap.

Throwback Thursday – Yippee Skippee

Yippee Skippee
Yippee Skippee

Another clean and simple classic card. There is a little trick to getting the tree stamped behind the beaver, and it’s called masking. I stamped the beaver in Soft Suede on Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped him again on a piece of scrap paper, and fussy cut inside the outline. I swiped a teeny tiny bit of SNAIL on the back, and ran my finger over it a few times to make it less sticky. Then I placed my cut out version – the mask with the adhesive – over the stamped image on the cardstock. Then I stamped my tree, and removed the mask. Now there is added dimension without layers of bulk on my card. A quick swipe through the Big Shot with an Oval Framelit, a slightly bigger Oval Framelit for a colorful mat, and my base of Whisper White cardstock. And don’t forget to decorate your envelope! I stamped on the edge of the flap for another quick burst of matching Tangelo Twist color.

Clean and Simple Valentine

Clean and Simple Valentine
Clean and Simple Valentine

A clean and simple way to let someone know you are thinking of them this Valentine’s Day, and it’s only one layer. Use the stamps from January’s Paper Pumpkin kit, some Blackberry Bliss and Melon Mambo ink, some rhinestones for a little bling, and a few score lines – done!

A Million & One Thanks

A Million & One Thanks

 

Here’s a clean and simple card that takes just minutes to complete. It took me longer to clear a spot on the table to make it than it did to make it 🙂

Score perpendicular lines using the Simply Scored board, stamp sentiment with Jet Black Stazon on Vellum Cardstock, adhere to sponged edge card stock, apply rhinestones randomly to hide the adhesive and add some sparkle. Done!

Still Clean & Simple

A few simple changes – a little piercing, matching sentiment, sponged edge, and a lined envelope can make a whale of a difference!

Clean & Simple Whale with Lined Envelope
Clean & Simple Whale with Lined Envelope

Now I love this card, and it’s still clean and simple. And the changes took only a few minutes. Quick directions on how to line an envelope. Cut Designer Series Paper to 4″ x 5 11/16″, slide into top of envelope with a little adhesive, trim to fit outside edge of flap.

Watch my YouTube channel for an upcoming video if you need a visual on how to line an envelope.

Too Clean & Simple?

My first attempt at a Clean & Simple card using the super cute Oh Whale stamp set is a bit TOO Clean & Simple for my taste.

Too Clean & Simple Whale
Too Clean & Simple Whale

What I like:  keeping my palette to just two colors, quick and easy

What I don’t like:  feels unfinished to me

Let me know if you like this look. And check back to see what I do to this card to take it up a notch.