Beauty of Friendship Birthday

Beauty of Friendship Birthday

Welcome back, friends! I received so many lovely handmade cards for my birthday. One, from my friend Pam, used the “book fold” design, and it inspired me to do a #simplestamping card. I changed the colors and stamp set, but it’s pretty much a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) of Pam’s card

Beauty of Friendship, Biggest Wish, Stampin' Up!

First, here are the dimensions I used for the card.
Soft Suede card base – 4-1/4″ x 11″; scored at 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
Soft Suede “faux ribbon” – 1/8″ x 4″
Very Vanilla Cardstock – (2) 4″ x 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 4″

Fold the card base in half at the 5-1/2″ score line. Then use Tear & Tape adhesive on the inside of the card, between the two score lines. This seals the “binding” closed to create the book fold. Fold the front flap back and use your Bone Folder to make a sharp fold at the edge of the card and at the flap.

On the 3/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla strip, stamp the splatter from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set repeatedly in Cajun Craze, Bumblebee, and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. Be sure to clean the stamp between colors. Adhere the Very Vanilla Cardstock to the 1″ area of the card base between the scores.

Stamp the tree trunk/branches from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set on one of the 4″ x 4-1/4″ pieces of Very Vanilla. (Be sure you have the longer side horizontal before you stamp.) Next, ink the leaves stamp in Bumblebee Classic Ink, but don’t stamp yet. Using a different sponge dauber for each color, add a bit of Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink to the inked stamp. Breathe on the stamp to reactivate the ink, then stamp over the branches.

Stamp the sentiment from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set in Early Espresso ink. then adhere the panel to the front of the card base. Stamp one of the images from Beauty of Friendship on the other piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (this is optional), leaving room for an inside sentiment and a message, then adhere to the inside of the card. Adhere the skinny strip of Soft Suede Cardstock to the front over the “splattered” Very Vanilla strip. You can also use ribbon for this, but I wanted to use only Stamps, Ink, and Paper for my card. And Sponge Daubers, of course. If you don’t have Sponge Daubers, you can simply stamp the leaves in one color or use the “Rock & Roll” Technique to give the leaves more color.

This is a super easy and fun fold, and you can create so many different looks by adding some Designer Series Paper (DSP), ribbon, twine and more.

The Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set also has coordinating dies – Beautiful Trees. I didn’t use them, but if you bundle the stamps and dies, you can save 10%. Of course, you’ll also want the Beauty of the Earth DSP and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder, so you can simply order the entire Beauty of the Earth Suite with one number.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Circle around Daisy Lane

Circle around Daisy Lane

Welcome back to another BS&J Stamp Off! This one was really fun for me, but, Susan, you may want to run and get some Calamine Lotion.

This week’s challenge was Going in Circles. My friend Christy made a super cute card using the Textures and Frames Stamp Set from Sale-a-bration, but I thought it would probably be cheating if I used that one. So here’s my card.

Stampin' Up!, Daisy Lane, Forever Fern

I was in a mood to crumple and tear today. First, I ran a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. Then I used a Blending Brush to sponge on some Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Classic Ink and then spritzed it a little with alcohol. (In case you’re wondering, the only reason I used that instead of water is because I had a Stampin’ Spritzer in the drawer of my stamp table and that’s what was in it.) Then I crumpled the card stock into a little ball and straightened it out again.

While it was drying, I ran a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and sponged Soft Suede over the the edges. I decided my Very Vanilla piece was dry enough, so I sponged Soft Suede over it as well.

Since I knew the crumpling would be enough to give some clean and elegant stampers (cough, cough, Susan) hives, I decided to go for broke and ripped some of the edges of the Very Vanilla layer a little bit, then sponged a bit more.

Stampin’ Up! used to sell a really cool distressing tool. I still have mine, but couldn’t remember where I stashed it, so I just used the rough edge of a key to distress the edges of the two layers a bit more. When I was happy with all the distressing, tearing, and sponging, I glued the two layers together and moved on to the circles.

I wrapped some Linen Thread around the Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake layers, then added a circle that I die-cut from Gold Foil Sheets. Do you see it? It’s just peeking out from behind the flowers.

I stamped the small daisy from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set on Cajun Craze and Calypso Coral Cardstock nine times using Cajun Craze Classic Ink, then punched them with the Medium Daisy Punch and glued them together with Mini Glue Dots. The centers are Soft Suede, but I kind of cheated and used a retired 1/4″ circle punch. I thought the daisies looked like little circles, but the centers and gold circle definitely qualify for this challenge.

It needed a little greenery, so I stamped two images from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow Ink on Mossy Meadow Cardstock, then die-cut them with the Forever Flourishing Dies.

I wanted a little sparkle to help brighten the card a bit, so I added several Gilded Gems. The sentiment is also from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. I stamped it in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then punched it and the Mellow Moss oval with the Double Oval Punch.

This took a lot longer to explain than it did to make. It really didn’t take a long time at all.

Please take a few minutes to see how Jackie and Susan are going in circles. I’m thinking of all the options they have – Picture This Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Encircled in Beauty Bundle, Give it a Whirl dies,and so many more. I can’t wait to see what they chose!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Gorgeous Leaves for a Birthday

Gorgeous Leaves for a Birthday

Happy Wednesday, my friends! I had such fun at my Craft Day today. My dear friend Lorraine bakes cookies for an event her husband has every week, and she brings leftovers when she can. They are delicious, so even without crafting, we have fun! Today, my project was cutting paper and packing for my class tomorrow. That’s not a super fun “craft project,” I know, but it’s always more enjoyable with friends!

Last week, I was playing with the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle, and had so much fun creating this card.

Gorgeous Leaves, Stampin' Up!, Art Gallery

I only used the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set, not the Intricate Leaves Dies on this card. However, if you do bundle the stamps and dies, you’ll save 10%.

First, I inked the leaf images on Basic White Cardstock using Bumblebee Ink, then used the “Rock & Roll” technique to add Blackberry Bliss and Pumpkin Pie Ink to the leaves before stamping. It’s “rock & roll” because you ink the stamp fully in a lighter ink, then rock the edges in a darker ink. Finally, rock it (or roll) again in the darkest color, then stamp. Be sure to clean the stamp before you re-ink with the lightest color and use the darkest color last so you don’t contaminate your ink pads. I stamped them at least two times before re-inking.

I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the Basic White Layer, then a larger die to cut the Mango Melody layer. I added them to a Rich Razzleberry card base. I know it’s weird that I didn’t use the same colors for the ink and the card stock, but the Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody seemed to pick up the lighter tones from the leaves that were stamped the second time without re-inking.

I found the gold die-cut on my stamp table. It was apparently a leftover from another project that I hadn’t filed in my scrap bin, so I heat embossed the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set using Black Embossing Powder and Versamark ink, then added it to the card.

Don’t you love the Gold Shimmer Ribbon? If you haven’t seen it in person, it’s lovely – and it was perfect with the fall leaves and gold sentiment!

Be sure to check back in on Friday for another challenge with Susan, Jackie, and me! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Penguin Place

Penguin Place

Hello, friends! I am so excited about my card for today, because I finally ordered the Penguin Place Bundle from the Stampin’ Up!® July-December Mini Catalog. Many years ago, my older brother and his family moved to Butler, PA, so they are all Pittsburgh Penguins fans. My niece has a birthday later this month, so I’m sure Mom or I will use the Penguin Place Bundle for her card. The bundle includes the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Builder Punch, and you save 10% if you order the bundle instead of each item separately.

Penguin Place, Stampin' Up!, Sale-a-bration

Before I added anything, I used a Blender Brush to add some Pool Party Classic Ink to the center of the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic White Cardstock. Next I stamped some of the snowflakes from the Penguin Place Stamp Set, also in Pool Party Ink, around the card.

I punched the penguin from Basic White, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock using the Penguin Builder Punch. Before I assembled it, I stamped the eyes and beak using Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. On a scrap of Basic White Cardstock, I stamped the cap, then fussy cut it.

I wanted a back drop for the penguin, so I decided on snowflakes. I used the So Many Snowflakes Dies and the Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper from Sale-a-bration. You can select this beautiful, glittery paper FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration – but hurry! It ends September 30, 2021.

After I adhered the snowflakes to the Basic White layer, I assembled the penguin and popped him up over the snowflakes using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, I added the sentiment in Pool Party Ink.

There are so many fabulous products available during Sale-a-bration – and they are all free with a qualifying order. Don’t miss out! Plan to order now.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Stars Are Shining

Stars Are Shining

Welcome back, my crafty friends! We’ve made it to another Friday. I’m looking forward to this weekend. We have nothing planned so I get to stay home and craft all weekend! I’m starting the morning by cleaning up the craft room and putting all my things away. I’ve been playing with some new products, and have a lot of stuff that I have ideas for sitting on my stamp table so I won’t forget to use them. But it’s time they found their permanent home.

I’m so excited about my card for today. Susan made me a set of templates several years ago so I could make wreath or “circle” cards. Here’s what they look like.

To use them, you cut your card stock the size of the inside square, then place it into the opening. Using your Stamparatus, turn the square so that you end up stamping eight times.

One of my friends sent me a video showing how to just draw the template on a Stamparatus Grid Sheet. For my version, simply cut a square of cardboard, then trace around it with a permanent marker; turn it and trace again. This is a great way to create a wreath card if you don’t have a template.

 

 

 

 

Keep turning your card stock until you get back to the beginning. Then you can change stamps and colors if you’d like. I prefer my template from Susan, of course, but the other way works in a pinch.

Here’s a card I made with the smaller template from Susan.

Stars Are Shining, Stampin' Up!

I used the Stars Are Shining Stamp Set to create this card. I started with the large ornament in the corner and stamped in a different color each time I turned the Basic White Cardstock. The colors I used were Misty Moonlight, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Fresh Freesia, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, and Magenta Madness. Then I added another stamp and went around again using the same colors. After the third time around with the smallest stamp, I was happy. The Joy to the World sentiment seemed to fit with the ornaments and happy colors, so I stamped it in the center using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.

I rounded the corners using the Detailed Trio Punch and added it to a 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ card base. The square corners on the Blackberry Bliss card base seemed a little harsh, so I rounded those as well.

Of course, Christmas cards always need a little shimmer, so I added some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Even though this card does have red and green ornaments, it also uses some pretty non-traditional colors, which I think is always fun.

By the way, the Stars Are Shining Stamp Set includes some beautiful stars in different shapes and sizes, and there’s a punch that coordinates with the stars. If you purchase the stamp Set and Starlit Punch together, you can save 10%.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Garden Birdhouses Challenge

Garden Birdhouses Challenge

Hello, Friends! Our Demonstrator Team “Gathering” is this Thursday, and we had a wonderful challenge to complete. At our last meeting, Christy brought this image as inspiration.

Everyone thought this was funny, because we all know that Christy isn’t a fan of bird stamps. But Christy is a fan of color, and this photo has a lot of beautiful colors to inspire you! In fact, the colors made me say, “Wow!” when I saw this. I immediately noticed at least four of my favorites – Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Fresh Freesia. I know there are more, but these four caught my eye immediately.

I was inspired by the colors, but I also kept with the bird theme using the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set.

Garden Birdhouses, Stampin' Up!

You will notice that there are no birds in those birdhouses, because I am really creeped out by birds. They’re beautiful to look at from a distance or in pictures. But (you’ve probably read this story before), up close – like “in your face” close – they are scary.

You may already know I grew up on a farm. We raised Polled Hereford Cattle (that means they were bred to be without horns) and grew apples and peaches. Eventually, my dad got tired of losing money on the peach crop every year when the uncontrollable Virginia weather decided to raise it’s ugly head, so he pushed out all the peach trees. I was so sad, because I love peaches. In fact, I gorged myself one year when I was a kid, and I ended up with hives because I ate so many. It was totally worth it. But this isn’t a blog about peaches…

We also had a cherry tree. I don’t know what it was doing there; it may have just grown from a random seed. But my younger brother and I were tasked with picking the cherries one summer. After I placed and climbed up my ladder, a blackbird (and Dad’s name for blackbirds is also another story) flew right at my head. It was only by the grace of God that I didn’t fall off the ladder and do permanent damage to my person, because I’m easily startled. And I’m clumsy. Fortunately, however, the bird flew past without pecking my eyes out or any other of the horrible fates that ran through my head at the time. But since then, I have been freaked out by any winged creatures that get close to my face.

This card is pretty straightforward, so I won’t give you tons of detail since I’ve already kept you here with tales from my childhood. I stamped the birdhouses, and tree branch in Early Espresso Classic Ink, then colored with Stampin’ Blends (these are listed in the supplies at the end). I stamped the grass in Old Olive, and inked the flowers using Fresh Freesia and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers. I made sure to use my Stamparatus so I could re-stamp any images that I missed with the markers. The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay. For a little sparkle, I added some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels as well.

I added the Basic White stamped layer to a Calypso Coral card base. The roof of the Balmy Blue birdhouse and the card base would have been Mango Melody, but the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends were retired. (Why, Stampin’ Up!®? Why?) I’m still mourning the loss.

I had so much fun creating this card. I’ve already seen one other entry into the challenge, and it is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the others. There was so much to inspire in our photo, and I know everyone will have a different “take” on it.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Beauty of the Earth Mystery Card Parts

Beauty of the Earth Mystery Card Parts

Hello, Crafting Friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend – and if you live in the United States, a lovely long weekend! Ours was so fun. Mike cooked dinner Sunday evening for Mom, the kids, and me, and we enjoyed a very chilly swim on Monday. Yikes! Even though days have still been quite warm here, we’ve had several days of rain and evenings have been cooler. Consequently, the water was a little chillier than expected. Miss Amelia was willing to stay in for another hour, but the adults were turning blue. We finally coaxed her out with the promise of root beer floats. (Fun fact – I was not surprised that she didn’t particularly like hers, as she is not a soda girl. She rarely drinks anything except water. But she did enjoy ice cream with chocolate syrup!)

I have our latest round of mystery parts cards to show you today. Here are the parts Sandy gave us.

I had a wonderful idea on how to use the Beauty of the Earth and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the Basic White and three other colors of card stock (Sandy is an overachiever as well as an awesome artist!) – but when she sent me her card, it was almost identical to what I was planning. Great minds, right? So I quickly changed gears. Here’s my alternate card.

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I die-cut the Merry Merlot Cardstock using the Picture This Dies. These dies are “stand-alone” dies; they don’t have a specific stamp set that they coordinate with. They do, however coordinate with a lot of stamp sets and other dies. I used the Badger Besties Stamp Set, and although you can’t see the entire badger images. you see enough to know what you’re seeing. This reminds me of the end of the children’s book, Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban, where Frances’ best friend Albert gives her a flower. I made this specifically with Amelia in mind, since she likes the Frances series.

I stamped the badgers using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Stampin’ Blends. I used the other mystery pieces – the opposite side of the Beauty of the Earth DSP, the In Good Taste DSP woodgrain design, and the Misty Moonlight Cardstock inside the round openings. My plan was to mimic a “forest” feel. I also added a stitched heart die-cut over the Misty Moonlight Cardstock. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on Basic White in Polished Pink and tied a double bow using the linen thread and added it under the sentiment. I almost forgot the embellishment, so quickly added it to the flower center. Everything is layered to the Early Espresso card base.

Here are the cards from the other team members who are playing along.

This is Sandy’s card. She die-cut the tree using the Beautiful Trees Dies from the In Good Taste DSP. So clever, right? 

This is Carol’s card. I love the gold embossing and the “outdoorsy” feel of this card. It will make a perfect birthday card for anyone!

Here is Nadine’s card. I love the fall leaves and the use of larger pieces of the DSP and vellum leaf. And look at the way she mottled her leaves to make them look more realistic!

This is from Chris. Again, I love the larges pieces of DSP, as well as the layout and vellum sentiment.

This is from Christy. It’s another beautiful fall card with gorgeous leaves.

This is Liz’s card. I love the embossed sentiment; it looks like a frosty fall morning. And the added birds, leaves, and little pumpkin add more fall goodness.

I hope this gives you lots of inspiration for using the Beauty of the Earth and In Good Taste DSP, as well as other die-cuts and stamp sets!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

 

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Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Welcome back to another Friday Stamp Off with Susan, Jackie, and me. This week’s theme is Down on the Farm. When I saw that, I knew exactly what stamp sets I wanted to use.

Counting Sheep, Way to Goat, Stampin' Up!

Don’t these little critters look like they’re having fun? I was raised on a farm, but we never had sheep or goats. I think my grandparents may have had sheep at one time, but it was before I was born.

I used the Counting Sheep and Way to Goat Stamp Sets and the Sheep Dies. The sheep dies coordinate with the Counting Sheep Stamp Set, of course, and they are both free during Sale-a-bration! You still have almost a month to earn them!

First, I created the meadow using the sky design in the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. My plan was to use the green design for the grass, but it must have been a favorite of mine, because I was out. Instead, I used my Blending Brush to add Old Olive Ink to a piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.

Next, I stamped the sheep and the goat on Basic White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I used the Sheep Dies to die-cut the fence, clouds, and sheep images; the goat I had to fussy cut since there are no dies with that set. I actually enjoy fussy cutting, though, so it wasn’t a big deal. (I know; I’m in the minority with the fussy cutting.)

I had so much fun creating this card with the playful, dancing farm animals. Now, please take a minute or two to see what Jackie and Susan have created. We have so many options available besides the sheep and goats – peekaboo farm animals, birthday chickens, fruit and veggies, evergreen trees for a Christmas Tree Farm, and even canning jars – which farm families have probably been using a lot of the past few months. Oddly enough, I didn’t even think of these options once I had the sheep and goat idea, even though fruit, veggies, and canning jars were more like my life down on the farm.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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Gorgeous Fall Leaves

Gorgeous Fall Leaves

Hello again, my friends! I had the most fun creating the card for today. I noticed that both Susan and Jackie used Stampin’ Up!® Soft Pastels on their blogs Monday. Obviously I’m on another wave length, but their projects looked so fun, I pulled my chalks out to play. I tried a few different techniques, but settled on this one for today.

Gorgeous Leaves, Stampin' Up!, Garden Birdhouses

I stamped a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock with leaves from the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set using Versamark Ink. While it was drying, I scraped the Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, and Granny Apple Green Soft Pastels (chalks) with my Take Your Pick Tool to create a little powder palette.

Using one of my Blending Brushes, I added the chalk to the Versamark inked leaves. The leaf magically appears when you apply the chalk. I blended some of the powder colors together, and I was really happy with the way the colors blended together. The Poppy Parade and Mango Melody combined into an orange, and the Granny Apple Green mixed with a teeny bit of Mellow Moss brightened the Mellow Moss but toned the Granny Apple Green down just a bit to look more like a fall color.

After I finished, I used a dusting cloth to remove the excess powder, then stamped the splatters between the leaves using Old Olive Ink (full strength and stamped off).

Next, I stamped a Mango Melody leaf on Mango Melody Cardstock and an Old Olive leaf on Old Olive Cardstock. I die-cut them and a Cinnamon Cider leaf using the Intricate Leaves Dies. These dies coordinate with the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set, and the stamps and dies can be bundled for a 10% savings.

I stamped the sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set in Cinnamon Cider, then punched the sentiment and Cinnamon Cider scalloped layer using the Double Oval Punch.

Here’s a tip for adding a die-cut with lots of open spaces – like my Cinnamon Cider leaf to a card. Squeeze some Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto your Silicone Craft Sheet, then pick up the glue with a sponge wedge. Simply sponge the glue to the back of the leaf and adhere it to the card. Easy! And if you use a clip to hold the sponge, you won’t glue your fingers together.

I adhered the Mango Melody leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then the Old Olive leaf over it. After gluing the sentiment layers together, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the ovals to the card.

Give the Soft Pastels a try. They are so much fun to work with, and there are lots of ways to use them!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Faux Linen with Brilliant Wings

Faux Linen with Brilliant Wings

Welcome back, Crafty Friends! Wow, has this been a busy weekend! Sunday was Amelia’s 7th birthday. I cannot believe she can possibly be that old. It seems like yesterday she was toddling around,  and now she’s quite a grown up young lady. She had two birthday parties this year. One was for grand (and great grand)parents, aunts and uncles and other adults she loves and the second was for her young friends. While I attended the first party, I also stopped by the second for a bit, and I was so impressed by the craft Stephanie (her mom) had planned for the kids. They made little fairy gardens using dirt, sand, grasses, stones, and more. They each received a succulent plant to add to the garden, as well as a little fairy house to paint. It was amazing, but not surprising. Steph is very artistic and creative.

Amelia had invited friends from school as well as friends who were children of her parents’ friends. As each child arrived at the party, Amelia introduced them to each other, and made sure everyone knew the others. I was so very proud of her. She is an amazing little girl, and, of course, I am not biased at all.

This weekend was also the Stampin’ Up!® Leadership Conference, or, “BackStage.” It was a virtual event, but, fortunately it was recorded so we can view what we missed. I messed up the time of the first meeting, so I totally missed that. And I missed a meeting or two while I was celebrating Amelia, but I’ll catch up. What I did get to see was amazing!

On Thursday night, our demonstrator team enjoyed our monthly “Technique Night.” Our newest team member, Nadine, demonstrated the “Faux Linen Technique,” and it was amazing! Here’s a card I made using her technique.

Stampin' Up!, Garden Birdhouses, Brilliant Wings

To create this card, I used a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP). Next, cut a piece of tissue paper (I used white, because that’s what I had handy) a little larger than the focal piece, then crumple it. Uncrumple, then crumple again as many times as you want until you have the look of wrinkled linen. Don’t flatten it out too much, though, because you want to keep the texture the wrinkles give.

Next, use a sponge and Multipurpose Liquid Glue to cover the front of the DSP, then lay the “uncrumpled” tissue paper over it. (Tip: Cut your sponge into thirds to make it easier to use.) Be sure the tissue paper is totally adhered to the DSP, then miter the corners (cut the tissue paper at an angle at each corner). Fold the tissue paper to the back of the DSP and adhere. I sponged a bit of Balmy Blue ink to the white spots, just to add a little more depth to the tissue paper. It’s quite subtle, and you don’t notice unless you’re looking for it.

To finish off the card, I cut a 2-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Fresh Freesia Cardstock and punched the four corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. I stamped the sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set using Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink. Using the Brilliant Wings Dies, I cut a butterfly from another design of the Pansy Petals DSP, then layered it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish the card, I tied a piece of Fresh Freesia 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon to the fold of the card and added some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the butterfly and a few Pastel Pearls to the card. Here’s an easy way to “measure” the amount of ribbon you need. If you’re going to tie the ribbon around the card in a knot, wrap it around the area you’re tying 1-1/2 times, then cut. If you’re tying a bow, wrap it two full times, then cut. There’s very little waste when you do this.

I love the way my card turned out. It was so simple to create and this technique is so fun. Besides adhering the crumpled tissue paper to DSP, you can stamp on the tissue paper before you crumple it, or stamp on cardstock and add the tissue paper over it. (Just be sure the in is totally dry before you crumple or you could have a mess!)

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