Gift of Hope Easter

I’ve been playing with the new blending brushes, which I absolutely love.  I purchased a couple of extra sets, so I can have a brush for each color family…… one for yellows, one for pinks, one for blues, one for greens, etc.  The brushes are washable, but that’s just too much work!  It’s much more fun using my time to create, instead of cleaning supplies.

I used the blending brushes and a post-it note to color the panel that the church is stamped on.  I put the post it note across the bottom to mask the grass, and brushed Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo on the top portion of the panel.  Then I turned the post-it around to protect the sky I’d just finished, and brushed the bottom of the panel with Granny Apple Green to make the grass. I stamped the church in Memento black and colored it with Smoky Slate Blends to keep some of the yellow from shining through.

The panel with the church was then placed behind a small black panel, cut with a Layering Oval Die.  I took a white panel, stamped the flowers, cut with a larger Layering oval die, and colored with Blends.  I then embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder before attaching the church and black layer behind it.

All of these layers were placed on a Flirty Flamingo panel.  I folded the top of my black card base in half and adhered the Flirty Flamingo panel only below the fold on the front of the black card base, so that when folded, it will stand up.  I popped up the verse with dimensionals as a “stop” for the easel.

Don’t you think this would also make a pretty home decor piece if framed?

There were several steps to this card, so I wouldn’t want to make 100 of these, but I think it was worth the end result!  What do you think?

If you have any questions, or need any stampin’ supplies, I’d love for you to shop with me, or join one of my online classes.

Here’s the fixin’s:

Freshly Brewed Projects – Sale-a-bration DSP!

Today, I’m hopping with my friends from Australia again.  We are sharing ideas for the Sale-a-bration DSP (Designer Series Paper).  You can get this paper FREE with a qualifying order!

I love using DSP!!  It is so beautiful.  But, it makes me sad when it’s double sided, and I have to choose a side to show.  Sometimes it’s really hard to decide because both sides are so pretty.

Today, I decided NOT to make a choice, so I’ve designed two projects for you, and as you can see, BOTH sides of the DSP get to shine.

Both cards use the Paper Blooms DSP, found on page 3 of the Sale-a-bration brochure.  My first card uses the Approaching Perfection stamp set, which is also FREE with a qualifying order and can be found on page 6 of the Sale-a-bration brochure.

For this card, I took a rectangle of DSP and cut it from corner to corner.  Then I took removeable adhesive and attached the two pieces to a piece of scrap paper, so I could cut it from corner to corner the other direction.  Then, I simply flipped two of the pieces over and adhered them all to the navy panel.  It’s almost like working a puzzle!

I added a bow and a heart charm for a little embellishment.

For my second card, I used the A Touch of Ink stamp set, which is another FREE option from page 12 of the Sale-a-bration brochure.

For this card, I took another rectangle panel of DSP, made a cut at the middle of the long side in 1 1/2″ toward the center, then folded both sides back to show off the back side of the DSP.

I fussy cut the butterfly and added Wink of Stella, and colored pearls using the Rococo Rose Blends.

As you can see, both of these cards use the same DSP, but I’ve shown you two different ways to use the paper, and still showcase both sides.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and paper techniques.  If you’re in the USA, and in need of stamping supplies or assistance, I would love to be your demonstrator.

And now, on to the rest of the hop.  Let’s see what these lovely ladies have created.


Here’s the fixin’s:

Double Point Fold Timeless Tulips

This is another card from this month’s Stamp Club, which was held online.  An online class was something new for most of us, but we had fun!

This card uses another Designer Series Paper from the Magnolia bulk paper pack.  If you missed the other card I shared using paper from this pack, you can view it here.  This paper is on the retiring list, so get it while you can.  It’s a great deal with 20 sheets, ten each of two double sided patterns.  If you like to make multiples of cards, this pack gives you enough of the same pattern to do that.

Here’s the fixin’s: