Sunday, February 5, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Sunshine Sayings Edition
February! Yup, that last month of bitter cold (we hope). I think we all could use a little sunshine 😊 Well, the Stamp Review Crew is up for the challenge! We are featuring the lovely Sunshine Sayings stamp set this time. This set has a lot to offer in the sentiment department, with a few lovely images, and there is a beautiful coordinating die set. I think the stamps and the dies work well alone too. Gotta love that!

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, you arrived from the fabulous Debra Burgin's blog! Love her stuff!!

You may have noticed that I quite like the Kraft cardstock, and this time I decided to glam it up a bit. To make the Kraft word glittery, I liberally applied Clear Wink of Stella to the die cut before attaching it to the card. Here is how I made this card:
  1. Cut a piece of Watercolor paper to 4"x5¼", tape to a board with painter's tape. 
  2. Squeeze the lids of Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake inkpads to get ink inside the lids, or place a drop of reinker in the lids. 
  3. With an Aqua-painter, or a watercolor brush, apply clean water to the entire panel. Add a wash of Sahara Sand to cover the panel, then apply a wash of Crumb Cake across the center of the panel. Air dry or dry with the heat tool, I used a heat tool.
  4. Sprinkle/splash clean water on the panel, let it sit for a few seconds, then dab up with a clean rag or paper towel. Air dry or dry with a heat tool again. 
  5. Die cut the "congrats" from Kraft, and the scribbled heart in Dazzling Diamond Glitter paper. Liberally apply Clear Wink of Stella to the "congrats". Set aside to dry.
  6. Take a piece of vellum at least 3"x 3" square. Then one at a time, stamp the sentiments in Archival Black, Clear heat emboss, then trim off the sentiment in about a ½" strip, repeating for a total of 3 strips, Dovetail the ends.
  7. Lay your pieces on the watercolor panel to get your placement. Ink up the one of the heart images from Tie Dyed in Crumb Cake, and stamp in the center of the panel where it will show through the scribble heart die cut. 
  8. Lay all the pieces on the watercolor panel again, stitch the pieces to the watercolor panel as shown above. 
  9. Adhere the completed watercolor panel to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.
  10. Stamp the paint swoosh image in stamped off Crumb Cake inside, then add a Crumb Cake Tie Dyed heart, and then the modified sentiment in Archival Black. Yes, I did a little stamp surgery to get the sentiment I wanted. All Done!
 I love how shimmery this card is! Paired with the neutrals it is quite dramatic.

I cut the "of wonderful" stamp apart into two words so i could get this sentiment. I will have no problem using the words together again if and when I want to 😊

And now it is time to check out the talented Valerie Moody's blog, she is sure to WOW you!

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Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Loving the glam! Have a wonderful trip!

Kelly Kent said...

Absolutely stunning Tanya! Hope you are enjoying your time away! Kelly x

Nikki Spencer said...

Stunning! Love the stitching and earthy colours Tanya, such a lovely project. xx

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful way to combine glittery goodness with neutral Crumb Cake - I love it!

WebDeb said...

I love these neutrals all blinged up. You add so many unexpected layers and details -- so pretty!

Mickey Roberts said...

Who knew Kraft cardstock could be so elegant, Tanya??!! Love this card and the stitching to anchor everything! By the way, if you're seeing this while on your cruise, you are definitely not cruising properly! Get back to the fun!

Carol Carriveau said...

Great card, loving your color choices!

Rochelle Blok said...

Fab card, Tanya! Gorgeous use of all those neutral elements. Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

Sylwia von stempel einfach said...

A wonderful card! I'm in love!

Betty said...

Wow Is this every cool! I am glad you shared all the how to's of this because that is one I would love to try.

Twila said...

So pretty. Love the earth tones you used. Such a soothing card.

Mike said...

Tanya, what an amazing design! Love the double Glimmer Paper whammy!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! I keep discovering little details that make me love your design more and more!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully glammed up! lol I love the Kraft paper a LOT too. You're so good at the water coloring I need to practice more.


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