Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Stamp Review Crew: Timeless Tropical

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  To celebrate another returning favorite from the Jan - Jun 2020 Mini Catalog, we are playing with the Timeless Tropical stamp set. This set coordinates with the In the Tropics die set.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Mike Funke's blog.

I'm always immediately drawn to the flowers in a particular stamp set, so I challenged myself to make a card with the other images.

I wanted a variation of color on the setting sun, so I brayered Mango Melody card stock with Pumpkin Pie ink.  In order to reduce the brightness of the Very Vanilla card stock, I brayered the paper with Soft Sea Foam ink before stamping.  This card uses CAS(E) this Sketch #376.

Stamps: Timeless Tropical; Paper: Mango Melody, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Forever Greenery DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sea Foam, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Soft Suede; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Rubber Brayer, Circles Collection Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter.

Previously, I created a card using Timeless Tropical and watercoloring technique demonstrated by Beth Rush.

Stamps: Timeless Tropical, Lots of Happy; Paper: Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper; Ink: So Saffron, Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White Craft, So Saffron Blends; Accessories: Braided Burlap Trim, Aquapainter, Watercolor Brush, Tailored Tag Punch, Tropical Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

Make sure you hop over to the always fabulous Nikki Spencer to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.

 



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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

PCC383 Comfort & Hope

Hello Everyone!  We are hosting a two-week sketch challenge at Paper Craft Crew this week.  For each new catalog, our Running with Scissors Stampers team members pick a new stamp set to feature on a swap card, and this is mine for our Annual Catalog mail-in swap.


I'm really enjoying the new wide Water Painter to create a quick waterbrushed background.  It did warp the card stock a bit, so I placed it inside a large dictionary to flatten.  Still not happy, I actually ironed the card stock between some copy paper sheets.  Have you ever done that?

The Comfort & Hope stamp set has a lovely collage feel, but I do struggle with ideas when I look at the images.  Luckily there's lots of inspiration out there.  Today's card is a CASE of one by Charlet Mallett, a little bit of shifting here and there to match this week's sketch.

Stamps: Comfort & Hope, Forever Fern; Paper: Bumblebee, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, In Good Taste DSP; Ink: Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Metallic Pearls, Water Painters.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Stamp Review Crew: Stacked Stone

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday of the month.  This week we are playing with the fun new background stamp, Stacked Stone. If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Mary Haugen.

For this week's Paper Craft Crew, I combined Hippo Happiness with Stacked Stone for a graduation card.

I incorporated the school colors, as well as adding the stone background and some laurel embellishment for an Ivy League look.

Stamps: Hippo Happiness, Stacked Stone BG; Paper: Merry Merlot, Bumblebee, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Ink: Merry Merlot, Petal Pink, Bumblebee, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Clear Embossing Powder, Water Painters, Sponges, Stitched Shapes Dies, Ovals Collection Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

Speaking of ivy, I applied the sketch from Global Design Project #246 to create some climbing ivy on a stone wall.

I love the subtle water drop look of the Flowers for Every Season gems.

Stamps: Forever Fern, Stacked Stone BG; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Mossy Meadow, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Forever Greenery DSP, Gold Foil; Ink: Sahara Sand, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Forever Flourishing Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

Hop on over to Holly Krautkremer's blog to see what amazing creations she has put together with this week's set.

 


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SSC234 Try-athlon

Happy Sunday!  Time for another sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps.

As a family, we do a lot of outdoor activities.  There's been plenty of swimming, and I've started joining my daughter for her virtual track workouts.  It's been pretty hot out, and no one is getting out of bed early lately, so maybe a bit less biking.  Hubs surprised me by saying he was going to "try" an at-home triathlon soon.  Say what??  [Narrator: He hates running.]

ETA: So this happened today, the Family At-Home Off-Road Triathlon, on the same day this card when live on the blog?!

This week's sketch is by Lisa.

Stamps: Do the Impossible, Forever Fern; Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Lily Impressions DSP; Ink: Bermuda Bay, Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Memento Gray Flannel, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder, 2" Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Water Painters, Dimensionals.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

PCC382 Hippo-Hooray!

Hello All, and welcome to the next color challenge for Paper Craft Crew, and my first!  I'm combining a new stamp set from the recently released Annual Catalog, Hippo Happiness, with graduation season.

I struggled a little to incorporate the maroon & gold school colors.  Maroon works for pink too, right?  And I thought Stacked Stone would give an Ivy League look, as well as a little laurel embellishment.

Stamps: Hippo Happiness, Stacked Stone BG; Paper: Merry Merlot, Bumblebee, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Ink: Merry Merlot, Petal Pink, Bumblebee, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Clear Embossing Powder, Water Painters, Sponges, Stitched Shapes Dies, Ovals Collection Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

PCC381 In Color Rainbow

Hi All!  Welcome to another Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge.  I have the new In Colors in my possession, so that's the first thing I wanted to play with.

Here's this week's sketch.

Stamps: Positive Thoughts; Paper: Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Bumblebee, Versamark; Accessories: Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, White Embossing Powder, Rainbow Builder Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

I also created some notecards using larger In Color strips for customer samples.

Stamps: Forever Fern; Paper: Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Vellum; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, White Embossing Powder, Tailored Tag Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.


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Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Stamp Review Crew: Daisy Lane

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  To kick off the new annual catalog, we are playing with a carry-over stamp set, Daisy Lane. This set coordinates with the Daisy & Medium Daisy Punches.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Kelly Kent's blog.

We have some neighborhood trails at the farmer's property next door, and the oxeye daisies started popping up all over this week.  "She loves me, she loves me not."

These guys helped inspire today's card, combining CASE(E) this Sketch #376 and color challenge from TGIF Challenge #267.

Stamps: Daisy Lane; Paper: Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, In Good Taste DSP; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Perennial Essence Floral Centers, Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Sponge, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

I've had the following color combination in my mind,

based on this social media advertisement spam.

This card uses Hand Stamped Sentiments #341.

And here's another layout.  Which do you like better?

Stamps: Daisy Lane; Paper: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Ink: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Smoky Slate, Versamark; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder, Sponge, 1/16" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

And ICYMI, I had previously created a Daisy Lane card for the Birch SRC blog hop.


Make sure you hop over to the always fabulous Lou Kitzelman to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.

 


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