If you watched my video of my new stuff (the most recent one), I showed the Stargazing Suite. It includes Reach for the Stars stamp set, Reach for the Stars dies, Stargazing DSP, and the Holographic Trio Speciality Paper. All four of those are used on this card!
In the video, when I showed the Holographic paper, you could see how it looks when a light is on it. It becomes rainbow-y! It’s hard to take to picture of it!
This card took me about ten minutes. That does not include letting the Staz-On dry. When stamping on the Holographic, you have to let it set for a while to dry.
I stamped the astronaut and the sentiment on the Holographic with Staz-On. The sentiment is from Phrases for All. I die cut it with Deckled Rectangles dies.
So everything on the front of this card, except the background paper (which is Stargazing DSP), is with the Holographic paper. I think a kid would really like this card!
I wanted to make a card for a high school graduate who runs with my sons on the Cross Country team and the Track team. He is fantastic- unbelievably fast. He’s going to a nice school and will continue to run!
My kids’ school colors are teal and black. Their mascot is a Seahawk, so you also see some of the dark yellow for his beak.
Since the teal color is dark, and we no longer have Bermuda Bay 🙁, I had to make Coastal Cabana darker. I took a piece of Coastal Cabana paper and using the Coastal ink and a blending brush, I put lots of ink on that paper. Made it dark- it looks like Bermuda Bay!
I die cut the dark Coastal Cabana with the Patchwork Piece die, and die cut another with Basic Black. Since it left me with half of each color, I made two cards.
So, my first card was this:
This was the card I made for the graduate. When the last mini came out (the January-April 2023) and I saw the Greatest Journey bundle, I knew I had to have that. All three of my sons have run since middle school. Cross Country and Track are a big deal in my family. I’ve made lots of thank you cards for the coaches using that one die of a runner. So, you can’t buy it anymore, but I will never get rid of mine!
For the next card, the bike one, I wanted to make it a congrats card too.
Using the Fun on Wheels bundle, I stamped the bike on Basic Black cardstock with Versamark. I embossed with silver embossing powder and then die cut it. The sentiment is also from that stamp set and I stamped the same way and then die cut it with Deckled Rectangles.
The background Crushed Curry paper was embossed with the Metal Plate folder.
I wanted to add a little more silver to the card, so I used the Simply Elegant Trim in a few places.
On the inside of the card, I stamped the Congrats from Phrases for All stamp set. I used that same stamp on the outside of the runner card.
Playing in the Rain from Stampin’ Up can be used for so many cards!
First, I embossed Smoky Slate cardstock with the Raindrops Embossing Folder. I actually used Versamark on the folder before embossing, to make my rain drops a little shiny. I used the side where the drops are not embossed- not sticking up-the side where they sink a little bit.
I then stamped some clouds (from the Playing in the Rain stamp set) with Smoky ink on Basic White. I used my Blender Pen with Smoky to add some color to the middle.
I die cut the fox from the Rain or Shine DSP.
I wanted a hill or grass for the fox to walk on. One of the dies from Around the Bend worked perfect. I used Mossy Meadow cardstock. I added some Wink of Stella to give it a wet look.
I just couldn’t decided on what sentiment to use. I looked through my stuff and I saw the “Faith over Fear” in the Charming Sentiments. I thought it was perfect- here’s a happy fox in terrible weather!
Sweet Gingerbread is one of my favorites in the mini catalog. It is so whimsical and cute! The dies are the best- the “hill” die I have used on so many cards. The dies will be 40% OFF starting tomorrow!! The original price is $33, now it will be $19.80! Huge deal!
I made this card about 2 weeks ago. I planned to do a video on how I made the circle on the background. Then it was Thanksgiving. Everyone eats at my house. Then, the day after Thanksgiving? I’m sure a lot of you do this too- It’s time to get the Christmas stuff out! I finally finished my job today. I decorate three trees and put all the other stuff we have on display. So glad to be done! Just need my husband get the outside lights done! So, I’ll make the video soon!
edited 1/13/23: Here’s the video!
I stamped the house with Versamark on Sahara Sand paper. I embossed with white embossing powder. The door, windows, hearts and sentiment are with Sweet Sorbet. The trees and the wreath were with Soft Sea Foam. I used the Sweet Sorbet Blends to make the berries on the wreath pop.
Here’s everything I used: (I listed the bundle and the stamps and dies separately. With this sale, you don’t want to order the bundle!)
I put the negative piece, from the Yeti card, on Basic White. I then die cut two of the Stitched Rectangles dies to make a frame using Tahitian Tide paper. I then used the Picture This die on scrap glimmer paper- just putting enough paper under the different circles. I used the Spruced Up Outlines dies with the White glimmer (from the mini) for the tops of the ornaments.
I added a few more ornaments on the card- ones that didn’t fit inside one of the empty circles.
I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Scottie on white with Tahitian Tide ink. I die cut it with the Stylish Shapes dies.
The ribbon on the side is the really pretty Metallic Woven Ribbon in the main catalog.
I wanted to make my pig ride by on hill with water nearby. So, here’s what I came up with! 😂
I used lots of dies on this card. Obviously the Birthday Piggy dies (only 10 days left to get it!). I also used the Waterfall Canyon dies (again, only 10 more days) for the grass, the Basic Borders for the water, and the Gingerbread House for the hills.
I first used my Blending Brushes with Balmy Blue for the sky and Bermuda Bay for the water.
I added the Embossing paste on the water like I’ve done in many cards, but I also used the Paste for clouds. What I did was die cut two clouds from the Waves Dies, then used that a stencil with the Paste. ⬇️
These pigs are so dang cute! Here’s the video on how I make the ocean:
I wanted to make a fancy card with the apples. I colored them with Daffodil, trying to make them look like yellow apples, but they kinda look like lemons! Either way works for a friend card.
The Fabulous Frames dies are one of my favorites. I’ve used it on many cards. For this one, I used it with the Glimmer paper that’s in the mini catalog. The paper is so pretty- three colors: Vanilla, Evening Evergreen and Gold. You could make some really fancy cards with this!
After I colored the apples and leaves, I put Wink of Stella on all them. A very sparkly card!
We made this card at one of my classes. It’s so pretty and doesn’t take long!
When you die cut the window from window wishes, the inside piece comes out and you can use that for the window, or for something else. I first did a light Balmy Blue background, then stamped the trees (also from Window Wishes) with Early Espresso and Garden Green. I then added some snow with the puff paint.
I wanted to make the window look like it was inside a house looking out. The pretty Petal Pink DSP is from the host DSP Design a Daydream. If you place an order over $150, I suggest getting that paper. You can use it for lots of cards!
On the bottom, I had a piece of Basic White that was 4 x 1.5. I scored every 1/4″ using the Simply Scored. It makes it look like beadboard! I then placed a very small piece (4 x 1/4) of white on top.
For the sentiment, I used the Christmas Banners. You can stamp the sentiment and the banner before die cutting, but Ii did it different. First, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white powder. I then die cut it. Then, using Petal Pink ink, I stamped the banner. It’s hard to get it on there perfectly, but I liked the way it looked.