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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wild Whisper "Sensations" Birthday Card

 Hi everyone!

I'm here today with a slimline birthday card to share with you. 

I was fishing through my leftover bits and pieces and found this lovely piece from Pam Bray's "Sensations" line to use as a base for the card front.

I cut it down and layered it over top of another rectangle that was 3-1/2" x 8-3/4".  Then I added a couple of pieces from this page of super cute die cuts.

I distressed the edges, added some twine and popped up the die cuts for some dimension.

For the inside, I used up more of the patterned paper and embossed it with this birthday stamp and die set from Close to my Heart...  Wishing You Everything Stamp + Thin Cuts  Z3779.

I love the "artsy" look that Pam's beautiful paper gave to the card.

Happy Creating!


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Wild Whisper - Fall Sunflowers

 Hi everyone!  I was playing with the Strength of the Season stamp set again this week, and ended up creating a card that is a personal favorite of mine. 

I have to admit though, it seemed to take me longer to photograph it than it did to create it!  For some reason it was hard to capture the true colours of the card and the glitter on the sunflowers and pine cones that is so pretty in real life!  You can see a bit of it in this side-shot below.

I zoomed in on the sunflowers to share a close-up of how I coloured them.  Using golds and yellows just seems so right at this time of year when all the trees are turning colour.

To colour the petals I used the following copic colours in this order: Y11, Y19, YR24, E17,  & Y17.  I painstakingly coloured the centers with:  YG00, YG13, E47, E37, E34, E49, & E34... then I covered them all up with Nuvo "Fresh Snowfall" Glitter Accents!  It might seem like a waste of all that colouring, but the coloured centers still show through... the glitter just gives them some dimension and sparkle!

For the leaves I used: G28, G21, and G20.  The acorns were: E17, E37, & E47.

I used these flowers in this blog post... and you can see I coloured them quite differently!  That's the fun of stamping!

The burlap paper came from a past collection called "Forever and Always".  I made the rust coloured mat by colouring the border of a piece of X-press It paper with E37, and I inked the burlap with "Gathered Twigs" Distress Oxide ink.

Here's a look at how I finished the inside.

Happy Fall everyone!  We're being blessed in Alberta with warm temperatures and an extended flowering season so life is good!

Don't forget, Wild Whisper has just filled the store with new releases!  Go here for some shopping therapy and enter my code:  DTLINDA in the coupon box to get a 10% discount!!

Happy creating,

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wild Whisper - Magical Moment

Hi everyone!  

I have a different style of card to share with you today.  It has been inked up with lots of Distress Oxides and I used several different Wild Whisper stamps to create the scene.  Stamp sets used are:  Adventure, Home for the Holidays, Christmas Comfort, and World's Best.

I started out with a piece of cardstock 2-3/4" x 7-3/4" and did the technique I'm sure most are familiar with, squishing Distress Oxide ink pads onto my mat, spraying the ink with water and blotting and drying the cardstock over and over until I was happy with how it looked.  The colours I used were Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Blueprint Sketch.  

I used SazOn Pigment Ink to stamp the bear, mountains, and antlers, and this was a mistake. This ink isn't designed for paper (as I found out afterwards) and you can see it didn't do a good job of stamping.

For this type of card you want a deep black image, so in future I would use an ink like Black VersaFine.  I didn't want to throw my card away though, so in the end I coloured over the images with a sharpie marker, and that saved the day!

To stamp the various branches and snowflakes around the edge of the card, I used Dusty Concord Distress Archival Ink.

To give a little shadow at the base of the mountain, I used Iced Spruce.

To highlight the bear, I created a mask using my roll of tape that was handy on my desk.

Holding the mask over the bear, I sponged Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide, sweeping it from the mask outwards.

After masking, there is a lovely glow around the bear.

The card was matted with silver glitter paper and mirror card by Crafter's Companion - Morning Mist Pack.

Finishing touches were to add snowflakes cut from the same glitter paper, and a little bit of sparkle here and there with Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents.  I also stamped and heat embossed the title "Magical Moment".

I find slimline cards are fun to create scenes with.  Pull out your stamps and give it a try!

CTMH - Bloom with Grace - Other Coordinating Stamp Sets


Joyful Sunflower

Joyful Sunflower

Item Number: D1932

$25.75   Purchase here.

Joyful Sunflower Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3740

$47.25   Purchase here.

With a Thankful Heart

With a Thankful Heart

Item Number: C1866

$20.25   Purchase here.

With a Thankful Heart Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3775

$28.50   Purchase here.

Woodland Friends

Woodland Friends

Item Number: D1945

$25.75   Purchase here.   

Woodland Friends Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3756

$47.25   Purchase here.

Mighty Oak

Mighty Oak

Item Number: C1829

$20.25   Purchase here.

Mighty Oak Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3702

$29.75   Purchase here.

Autumn Blessings

Autumn Blessings Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3532

$32.50   Purchase here.

Shop for the Bloom with Grace collection here.

CTMH - Bloom With Grace - Scrapbooking Stamp with or without Thin Cuts




• Includes the My Acrylix® Bloom with Grace—Scrapbooking stamp set and 3 metal dies to cut the shapes shown here.  

*TIP* You could cut the cowboy boot out of the stamped image and you would have a beautiful sunflower bouquet to set on top of a stamped mason jar or vase image.

Bloom with Grace—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3769 - $40.50

Purchase here.

Bloom with Grace—Scrapbooking (stamp only)

Item Number: D1963 - $25.75

Purchase here.

Shop for the full Bloom with Grace collection here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

CTMH - Bloom with Grace - Cardmaking Stamp with or without Thin Cuts



• Includes the My Acrylix® Bloom with Grace—Cardmaking stamp set and 6 metal dies to cut the shapes shown here.

Artwork tip:

Add all kinds of special effects to your artwork using heat embossing!  On the "You are Loved" card above, the pumpkin outline was stamped repeatedly using embossing ink and coated with clear embossing powder.  After heating, the powder turns glossy, lending a subtle but distinct background for the card.  See all of our heat embossing supplies here.

Bloom with Grace—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z3770 - $31

Purchase here.

Bloom with Grace—Cardmaking (stamp only)

Item Number: C1873 - 20.25

Purchase here.

Find card workshop instructions here.

Shop for the full Bloom with Grace collection here.

Monday, September 7, 2020

CTMH - Bloom With Grace - Cardmaking Workshop


Kit contents:

1 – exclusive stamp + Thin Cuts
3 – Bloom with Grace patterned paper sheets
5 – cardstock sheets (3 French Vanilla, 2 Toffee)
1 – Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
16 – white card bases & envelopes
printed instructions

Additional supplies needed:
Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4189)
Brown Grey TriBlend℠ Marker (Z2475)
Gold Yellow TriBlend™ Marker (Z2519)
Yellow Green TriBlend™ Marker (Z2520)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)


• Use the materials and easy-to-follow instructions in this kit to create 16 standard size cards, 4 each of 4 designs.

Bloom with Grace Cardmaking Workshop Kit

Item Number: G1213 - $40.50

Purchase here.

See workshop instructions here.

Shop for the full Bloom with Grace collection here.