Thursday, June 9, 2022

OSAT Blog Hop The Great Outdoors

 

Welcome to page and the OSAT blog hop The Great Outdoors.  I'm so glad you are here.  This hop is going to be a fun one.  I know I had fun creating my projects for you and I hope you enjoy them. So lets get started.
I love everything about this card.  I'll admit I'm not the best at masculine cards, but I think I hit the mark on this one.  I used my new set Wildlife Wonder.  I actually can't wait to make more with set.  I'm usually more of a cutesy and flower gal when it comes to creating, but this set just caught my eye and I think it works great for this blog hop them.  I also used the stamp set Mountain Air for the background and it's matching dies as well. I think most of what I did is pretty much self explanatory, but if you have questions please feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to you. I used the tone on tone style of stamping with using the same color of ink as well as the same color of DSP, which is from the Pretty Prints.  This DSP is gorgeous and is quite versatile. 

I've been cleaning my office/stamp room the last few days.  Pitching junk and trying to get some organization to my stamping domain.   While do so I came across this notebook.  Not sure where it came from.  It was just a plain folded type notebook so I put it aside and I'm glad I did.  This was the perfect 3D project for this month and I was able to use my Layering Diorama dies to create my focal image on this.  I used the other side of  the Pretty Prints DSP and then brought in some Basic Gray and Smokey Slate as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please continue on the hop by clicking on the next name below mine.  
Blessings,
Renee







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Thursday, April 14, 2022

OSAT Blog Hop Just Blend It

 

Welcome to the One Stamp At A Time blog hop.  This month's theme was really fun!  Just Blend It could mean so many different things and this is where my mind went to.  I wanted to create a One Sheet Wonder to make my projects from and I used the amazing Blending Brushes.  Have you used these yet?  They are so soft and feel so good in your hand, that I say, "what's there not to love about these brushes?".  

So lets get started.  I took an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of Basic White cardstock and started to BLEND my background.  I chose the five In Colors that will soon be retiring for my color scheme.  No real rhymn nor reason as to where the colors went.  I just let me eye guide me and swirled color until I was happy.  I used four of the five colors to make my background and then I chose the last color to stamp the images.  I thought it was a great way to show how well these colors go together.
I had forgotten to take a pic before I started to cut, but this is probably better anyway.  You can see how I cut cardstock into pieces if you look closely.  My card layer was cut 4" x 5-1/4" and then layered onto the Magenta Madness folded card. 
I punched out an extra deer and layered it on top of the deer already stamped and popped it up on dimensionals.  I hand cut out a little fox and did the same with it.  I then made this a double BLEND card by using the light and dark Cinnamon Cider Blends combo pack.  I used the soon to be retiring Tailored Tag punch for my sentiment and punched an extra one in Misty Moonlight to layer behind the Basic White.  I cut the Misty Moonlight punched piece down the middle and then added it to the top and bottom using Stampin' Seal to attach them.  All the dimensionals I used were the Mini ones.  This card just felt like it was too petite to use the big ones.  Lastly I wrapped around some twine from the retiring Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack and some Artistry Blooms Sequins as a finishing touch.
I took the largest piece from my One Sheet Wonder and I traced a pillow gift box that I had received a gift card for my birthday in, from my daughter Brooke.  I put the gift card in my purse and I knew I couldn't just throw that holder away so I opened it up and traced it onto the back of my stamp piece and cut it out.  With the die cutting machines so accessible now, it's been awhile since I just traced something and cut it out.  It was super easy and fun to do.  I tied on some Polished Pink ribbon and made a tag using the Label me Fancy punch.  I used the Happy Easter from the adorable Easter Friends stamp set.  This makes a great little box to put another gift card in or some candy for a special someone.
As you can see here, this picture was taken before I decided to add the Artistry Sequins and I didn't retake the photo.  I was having computer picture uploading issues so I took what I had. 😉  I'm so glad you stopped by today and I hope you've enjoyed my BLENDING projects. Please be sure and continue on the hop by clicking on the next name below.
Blessings,
Renee











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Thursday, March 10, 2022

OSAT Blog Hop Blooms

 

Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time March blog hop.  I sure missed hopping last month, but something had to give and I needed to take care of me.  Something I'm trying to get better at so that I feel better.  It sure is a hard lesson to learn and I'm not too sure I'm doing a very good job at it, but I keep trying.  With this months theme it wasn't very hard to find a set in my stash to make my projects.  Stampin'Up! definitely does blooms well.  I chose the Artistically Inked bundle to make my projects with.  I wish the lighting was better on my photos, but there wasn't any sunshine at the time of my photo taking,  If they were better, you could see all the sparkle and shine on my projects.  I used lots of new products on my projects and you will find the list below of what was used and the link to purchase if you are interested in doing so.  

So without further ado, here are my projects.

This die is to "die for". LOL!  It is so pretty cute out and as just a stand alone piece like I did here on my card.  I cut it out using the Mother of Pearl paper in the current Mini Catalog and used the blending brush to give it a soft pink hue.  The blending brushes are super easy to use and I find them even better than our stamping sponges and daubers.  Have you tried them?  You really shouldn't if you haven't.  I will be using them in  my next class.  I ran a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock through the TimeWorn 3D embossing folder just for a hint of texture.  As you can see I used the amazingly beautiful Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP as my back layer on top of the Polished Pink folded card.  The hardest part about using this paper is trying to decide what sheet to use.  It is all so very pretty.  I used the Banners Pick a Punch to make my sentiment.  The Mint Macaron layer and the sentiment are popped up with dimensionals.  I used the Soft Succulent ribbon on this card and quite frankly I think is is just the right contrast with the Mint Macaron.  Don't you think so?  I find a lot of times our ribbons can be the color stated or put it with another color in the same hue family and it works well too.  Of course no card would be complete in my book without some bling and I used the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to finish it off
My daughter Brooke helped me one day a couple of weeks ago to go through some plastic totes I have of various crafting supplies and low and behold I found this frame that I had purchased years ago at Target.  How I remember that I don't know because I usually can't remember what I did 5 minutes ago, but I remembered this frame.  This 3D frame project is a great way to showcase more of the stunning Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP.  I wish you could see all the sparkle of this project.  Taking pictures just doesn't do it justice.  Hmmmm maybe I need to upgrade my phone for better picture taking?  Now there's a thought and a business expense.  LOL!  I stamped and die cut the two flowers and the leaves and they glued them behind the same die that I used on the card, only this time I cut it out in Gold Foil.  The spray of leaves were cut out with the Supple Shimmer cardstock.  If you haven't ordered this, you better get at it.  It is so stinkin' pretty and the glitter does not come off.  I wish we had this paper in every color we carry.  Can you tell I like sparkle and shine? LOL!  I then used the Amazing Thanks dies for the words.  Yes, you get the word dies and the shadow dies for the words in this great die set.
Well thank you so much for stopping by and you can continue the hop by clicking on the next person's name below mine. I know you'll find great inspiration from this month's hop.
Blessings,
Renee





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