Wishing You Well

The Wishing You Well stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is what they call a Distinktive set. The images are created in the red rubber in such a way that the image stamps with different opacities. To translate, the images have darker and lighter areas and can even give a shadow or translucent impression. They are so cool to play with. Ink up the stamp and get a dynamic image. This set has four images and four sentiments in a delicate cursive script.

Rustic elegance called to me again for this set. I used Merry Merlot card stock for the base. The Galvanized Metallic specialty paper works perfectly with the Tin Tile DEF. The paper is in the Year-end closeout, so if you like it, order by January 2.

I used Crumb Cake paper and ink for the leafy bouquet stamp in the kit. Over the images, I stamped the scattered flower stamp in Merry Merlot. I sponged the edges of the paper with more Crumb Cake to give it an aged feel. I adhered it with Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray ink.

The embellishments are a bow in Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon and some sequins from a past Paper Pumpkin. The ribbon may already be gone from the retiring produts, use the Copper trim or Braided Linen trim if you didn’t get this ribbon. If you wanted a simple version of this card, swap the Galvanized Metallic paper with Gray Granite paper. Instead of embossing the paper, you could stamp the scattered flowers in Gray Granite ink to add visual texture.

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Warm Hearted Holiday

The Holiday catalog is sunsetting. The last day to order is January 2, 2019. Today I have two cards for you using the Warm Hearted stamp set that is available with a qualifying purchase or as the hostess of a party. The set has some fun graphic stamps, but the thing I like most is the bold sentiments. It’s easy to create a dramatic card with some pretty paper and simple stamping. I’ll show you what I mean.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hearted Thanks

The first card uses a piece of Petal Promenade DSP on a base of Mossy Meadow. I used the Stamparatus to do some generational stamping. All that means, is that I inked once and stamped multiple times before I re-inked the stamp. This gives an ombre effect to the card. The ink is Gorgeous Grape. I embellished the card with a bit of the Whisper White Tulle ribbon. Simple and beautiful.

For fun, I lined the flap of the envelope with the remaining scrap of DSP left over from cutting my background piece. I’m obsessed with lining my envelopes, It’s hard to resist, especially with such stunning paper.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hearted New Year

The second card uses the Broadway Bound Specialty DSP. When I received this paper in my order this summer, I knew that I would want to use it for the holidays. The gold foil, fun midcentury modern patterns, scream holiday to me.

This card uses a Basic Black base. I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold, but it would work well in Memento Tuxedo Black or Black Staz-on too. I cut the sentiment out with my Stitched Shapes dies. Embellished with a loop of Black Satin ribbon for contrast and a few rhinestones for a little more sparkle and it’s done. A simple but elegant card you can send to anyone.

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