Layered, Embossed Wreath Card

 

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Hi Everyone!

I’m playing around with non-traditional Fall colors over at the Think Crafts blog today.  Head over there to see how this layered greeting came together.

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Sizzix Impresslits Emboss Folder…
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Ranger Letter It Clear Stamp Set…
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Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
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Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
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Tombow Adhesive Mono Runner Perm…
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
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Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
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Quick Greetings

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Having extra greetings on hand for those last minute occasions is always a good idea.  You never know when a friend or co-worker might need a little pick-me up or a happy note of congratulations.

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I’m making some clean, simple and quick cards over on the Think Crafts blog at CreateForLess today.  See how these cute cards came together using a stamp and die combo from Avery Elle.

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Avery Elle Die Elle-Ments Simply Said…
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Avery Elle Clear Stamp Simply Said You
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Mama Elephant Clear Stamp/Die Panda…
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
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We R Memory Tools Precision Press…
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Scotch Mounting Foam Tape .5 in. x…
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
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Tombow Adhesive Mono Runner Perm…
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Post It Full Adhesive Roll 1 x 400…
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
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Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad…
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder White 1oz…
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Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
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Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Retail Therapy

I’m over at the CutCardstock blog today working with the lovely Royal Sundance cardstock.  I love the combo of navy with kraft.  You can head over there to see all the details on this clean and simple card.

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Curious Translucent (Vellum) CLEAR…
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Basis LIGHT LIME 80# Cardstock 8.5×11…
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Royal Sundance Linen MIDNIGHT BLUE 80…
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Earthy Environment Discount for DIY…
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COUGAR White Super Smooth 100 lb….
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Sunny Studio Stamps – Clear Acrylic…
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WOW! Embossing Powder Super Fine…
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Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
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Cutter Bee – Scissors
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We R Memory Keepers 660265 Precision…
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WAGNER HT 400 650-Degree Heat Gun
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Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Dye Ink Pad -…
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Tsukineko VersaMark Inkpad
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
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Glue Arts – Glue Glider Pro Plus -…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
[ AMZUS | CRT | BLT ]

Accenting Dry Embossed Images

Pumpkin spice is in the air and I have a coffee card project over at the Think Crafts blog that you’ll want to try…….

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Sizzix Impresslits Emboss Folder Lindsey Serata Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte

pumpkin spice: Sizzix Impresslits Emboss Folder Lindsey Serata Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte

Avery Elle Paper Pad 6 in. x 6 in. Printed Collection Everyday

avery elle paper: Avery Elle Paper Pad 6 in. x 6 in.  Printed Collection Everyday

Horses Everywhere

I recently took some time to experiment with a stamp set I’ve had in my stash for awhile.

This unique set from Inkadinkado is not normally my style, but there was just something about it that made me purchase it….  Those horses are so lively, and full of detail!  Sometimes, it’s great to get out of your comfort zone and just have some fun.  I had to see what I could do with them.

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I love combining stamp sets from different companies, so I thought this set from Papertrey Ink would be perfect to pair with the line of horses running.  Mountain Majesty is a beautiful and easy to use layering stamp that creates a gorgeous mountain background.

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To create a bigger space for the horses to fit, I stamped the first mountain layer higher up on my white notecard with some Distress Oxide Ink in Hickory Smoke.  I mainly just stamped the top of the mountains since I would be blending more of the Hickory Smoke downward on the card.

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I filled in the extra space with more Hickory Smoke.

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After stamping the peaks with some white pigment ink and adding the trees, I created a sunset look with more Distress Oxide ink.

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I stamped the horses in brown ink, then added some more color with a tan colored pencil.  The stamps already have shadowing so that makes it so much easier.

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I used a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink set called Bold & Beautiful Sentiments.

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Here’s another card I did using an older sentiment set from My Favorite Things called Life’s Direction.   I blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide into the corners of the card panel and colored the horses with Copics.  Then, I adhered everything to a navy blue notecard.

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I love making encouragement cards and I think this Horses set is perfect for that.

Thanks so much for joining me today–if you have this stamp set, I’d love to see what you’ve tried with it.  Tag me on Instagram @bluescallopcreations and I’ll take a look.

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Inkadinkado Horses Clear Stamps
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Mountain Majesty Stamp Set: Papertrey…
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Bold & Beautiful Stamp Set: Papertrey…
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Perfect Match Dark Chocolate -…
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Perfect Match Pinefeather – Inkpad:…
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad -…
[ BLT | AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
[ BLT | AMZUS ]
Spiced Marmalade – Tim Holtz Distress…
[ MFT | BLT | AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink…
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Hero Arts Ink Pad Craft Pigment…
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Jumbo Dauber (4360)
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COUGAR White Super Smooth 100 lb….
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Amazon.com: Bazzill Basics Paper…
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Copic Sketch Marker – Chamois – E35
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Copic Sketch Marker – Caribe Cocoa – E25
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Copic Sketch Marker – Cool Gray No. 3…
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,…
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Craft Desk Organization

Hi Everyone!

Today, I thought I’d give you a little video tour of my craft desk.  I’ve been really happy with my system over the last few years and have not changed much at all.  Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions.

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You can find the video HERE with all the details.  Enjoy!

See my full craft room HERE.

More Favorite Tools HERE.

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Martha Stewart Living Craft Space 36…
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American Crafts Self Healing Cutting…
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American Crafts Self Healing Cutting…
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Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic…
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Amazon.com: ArtBin Paint Storage Tray…
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OttLite 31700R 13-watt HD SlimLine…
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Amazon.com : BPA Free, PVC Free…
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Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
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Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
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Clean and Simple Missing You

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I’m over at the Think Crafts blog today with a sweet greeting for a far away friend or loved one.  How cute is this little puppy?!  See how this card came together using a little bit of masking over at the blog.

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Spectrum Noir Markers:

Cool Greys—IG3, IG4 (body)

Lights—GG1 along with blender—GG1 (beard)

Yellows and —CT1, CT2 (letter)

Brights—CR7

Pale Hues—PP1


Halloween Memories 12×12 Layout

I’m documenting some candy corn memories over on the Think Crafts blog today.  I’ll show you how this 12×12 layout came together using Echo Park’s Bewitched Scrapbook collection kit.

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Echo Park Bewitched Collection Kit

BEWITCHED: Echo Park Collection Bewitched Collection Kit 12 in. x 12 in.

 

Patterned Frames

Hi Everyone!

I set aside some creative time today and decided to join in the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  Patterned frames was the theme and I decided to do some dry embossing and ink blending for my project.  I started with my well-loved Tipped Tops die set and created a frame with the two largest dies.

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I ran the frame through my Big Shot using the Wrought Iron impression plate and then blended 3 shades of Papertrey’s blue inks all around the frame.

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I adhered the frame to the front of a white notecard using foam tape and added the birds and leaves from the Songbirds stamp set.  I used two shades of ink in Harvest Gold and Orange Zest to stamp the bird in a little bit of a gradient fashion.  I recently saw a video with Laura Bassen who said this really adds interest to your stamped images and it’s so true!

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Such an easy way to add more interest without adding bulk.  Especially with CAS cards.  Thanks so much for joining me today!