Perfect Partners! Trimming the Tree- By the Ocean!

I hadn’t bought the Trimming the Tree stamp set until the Perfect Partners thing came around. I love it!!

For this card, I wanted the scene to look like Florida Christmas! So, besides Trimming the Tree, I decided to use Waves of Inspiration, Friends like Seashells, and the wonderful sentiment from Sunkissed. It’s perfect!

For the background, I used Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Pacific Point, and Crumb cake. I then used the Embossing Paste to make those ripples/waves in the ocean part. Here’s short videos (one landscape, one portrait) on how I did that (the portrait one you have to click on- you’ll love the music I used!)You’ll see some other cards in the videos- I’ll post those soon!:

 

 

 

 

I stamped the pelican from Waves of Inspiration with Sahara Sand and used the water painter to pull the color then die cut.

I reversed stamped and die cut another pelican. Here’s a quick video on how I did that:

 

 

I stamped the tree with Parakeet Party and Soft Sea Foam. Then die cut.

I stamped the starfish with Calypso Coral and then used a water painter to pull the color in the middle. Then die cut.

I stamped the shells with Sahara Sand and die cut.

The ribbon across the tree is from the Trimming Trees die cuts.

I added three small strips of Soft Suede to the bottom (I inked them up a bit with Soft Suede).

The sentiment from Sunkissed is so dang perfect! I stamped with Soft Suede, then using my blending brush, I put some Soft Suede on there. I die cut it with Stitched Rectangles.

 

Don’t forget! This offer is available now from me! Only good until the products sell out or 9/30!

Here’s my 3 favorites: Apple Harvest, Yeti Party, Birthday Piggies. And Trimming the Tree is now moving up!

 

 

Here’s everything I used:

Product List

A Slim Wave!

As I was trying to fall asleep the other night, I came up with an idea- I wanted a wave on a slim card!

You’ll see in the video that my last few weeks have been crazy! I am redoing my stamp room (YAY!) so I had to start figuring out what to do with everything. I had quite a few retired products, so I decided to list them on ebay. I’ve done that before, but never this many. 158 products for sale!! What the what?? Here’s a link to see them all:

https://www.ebay.com/usr/stampingwitherin

Ok, this card. It was really easy and so much fun to make. Here’s the video of me making it!

 

For the palm trees, I used the Write Markers in Old Olive and Soft Suede. Here’s all the products I used!

Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set


Timeless Tropical Stamp Set


Oceanfront Stamp Set


Faux Sea Glass Shapes


In the Tropics Dies
Neutrals Markers


Regals Markers
Basic White Cardstock


Coastal Cabana Cardstock


Coastal Cabana


Crumb Cake


Early Espresso


Balmy Blue

Hedgehogs! Reverse Stamping & Reverse Die Cutting! Video!

I bought the hedgehog stamps and matching punch a few weeks ago. I had them on my table, knowing I had to make something with them! I was sitting on the couch that night in my family room thinking about what I could do…..

I know! I wanted them to ride bikes!

I had to do a lot of reverse stuff on this card- the hedgehogs, the trees, and the bikes! Reverse stamping is pretty easy, but reverse die cutting was a little different!

Here’s the video to see how I did the whole card!

Lots and LOTS of products used on this card- here they are!

Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set


Windmill Fields Dies


Brilliant Rainbow Dies


Basic Borders Dies


Hedgehog Builder Punch


Pearlescent Specialty Paper


Basic White Cardstock


Soft Sea Foam Cardstock


Versamark


Early Espresso
Memento Tuxedo Black


Blending Brushes


Stamparatus


Silicone Craft Sheet


Heat Tool


Balmy Blue


Crumb Cake Blends


Granny Apple Green Blends


Flirty Flamingo Blends


Daffodil Delight Blends


Bronze & Ivory Blends


Stampin' Metallic Embossing Powders

 

Flowering Rain Boots with Baby Wipe Stamping! Video!

I made this card a few days after having a class. For one of the cards we made in the class, we used the baby wipe technique. It’s been around forever, but I love it!

For this card, you can see how I made it each thing in the video:

Here’s the ink refill colors I used for each stamp:

Water Can: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Gray Granite

Tulips: Poppy Parade, Mango Melody

Leaves: Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam

Boots: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue

Pots: Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake

Daisies: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue OR Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody

 

Here’s all the products used:

Flowering Rain Boots Stamp Set


Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set


Rain Boots Dies


Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder


Blending Brushes
Poppy Parade


Cinnamon Cider


Ink Refills


Basic White Cardstock


Poppy Parade Cardstock

Otterly Awesome! This SAB rocks!

This year’s first SAB is one of my favorites. I love the otters and the Simply Marbleous paper!

I used the Diorama dies to make it look like one of the otters was swimming, one peeking, and one standing up outside of the water.

I colored the Otters with the Watercolor pencils. I used Early Espresso, Basic Gray, and Pumpkin Pie. I colored, then I went over all of it with Gamsol- an odorless mineral spirits. I used what they call “Blending Stumps” to color the Gamsol on top of the pencil markings. You can google that- they sell them in many places.

The grass/plants dies is from the new Horizon dies from the mini catalog.

Here’s everything I used!

 

Awesome Otters Stamp Set SAB


Simply Marbleous DSP SAB


Layering Diorama Dies


Horizon Dies


Early Espresso
Watercolor Pencils 1


Watercolor Pencils #2


Balmy Blue Cardstock


Crumb Cake Cardstock

 

Ouch! Quick Video on Grass Making!

 

I made this card a few days ago. I mentioned it when I showed the “You Got This” card- the card for the 9 year old, teammate of my youngest son in XC,  who has been diagnosed leukemia. Here’s a link to that:

You Got This

This card was fun to make, but it just didn’t seem like the right card to give to that kid.

I stamped the Back to Your Feet critters in Memento Black and colored them with Blends. I then fussy cut them.

The trees and grass are from the dies Inspiring Canopy. Here’s a short video of how I did the grass with those dies:

The background was made with Balmy Blue and Pool Party, and the Blending Brushes.

This card would be great for a kid who broke a bone! Two of my kids have had broken bones!



Inspiring Canopy Dies


Sahara Sand Cardstock


Basic White Cardstock


Granny Apple Green Cardstock


Pool Party


Balmy Blue
Memento Tuxedo Black
Granny Apple Green


Blending Brushes


Bronze & Ivory Blends


Soft Suede Blends


Crumb Cake Blends


Granny Apple Green Blends


Old Olive Blends