Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Share What You Love Thank You

Today I have for you a card that I created awhile ago but never got the chance to post!

To begin with, I cut a 8.5 x 4.5" card front from Tranquil Tide. Using matching ink and stamps from the Love What You Do set, I stamped all over the card front.

A strip was cut from both Gold Foil and some of the lovely Share What You Love DSP. They were adhered together and adhered to the card front.

Using the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, I embossed a piece of Fresh Fig and then used Blackberry Ink to lightly sponge over the embossing before die cutting it using the #7 oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The #7 scalloped oval was used to die cut a matte from Gold Glimmer paper.

The Petals & More and the Sweet Cake Framelits were used to cut "greenery" from Gold Foil. The sentiment was stamped on Gold Foil using Stazon and then punched using the Classic Label Punch.

After determining an arrangement, I adhered the embossed piece to the card front using Dimensionals and then attached the sentiment and "greenery" using liquid adhesive.

Inside the card, I attached a Whisper White matte that I stamped with Tranquil Tide using the Petal Palette stamp set, after first stamping off. I then sponged the edges with Fresh Fig before adhering inside the card.




I love the components of the Share What You Love Suite and I think that the Petal Palette Bundle also complements it. The color combo of Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig/Blackberry Bliss, with some gold highlights, works very well together!


Have you worked with the Share What You Love Suite yet? Let me know in the comments below!



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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Black Ice Father's Day

Linda Vich Creates: Black Ice Father's Day. The Black Ice Technique is combined with the Rooted in Nature bundle to create this Father's Day card.
I finally got to try the Black Ice technique! I enjoyed the process and the tutorial by Melissa Kerman.

I began by cutting a matte from Gold Foil paper and attached it to my work surface using temporary adhesive. I then lightly dragged my Stazon pad across the foil, leaving streaks.

Using my heat tool, I dried the ink and then used leaves from the Rooted in Nature bundle to stamp on the foil. Because the leaves were going to be in a random pattern, I used a stamp block but next time, I will probably use the Stamparatus because it is very easy for the stamp to "slip" on the slick surface.

After drying the ink again, this time I used my Versamark ink pad to drag very lightly across the matte, and then sprinkled it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. After heating it, the matte was simply beautiful, with lovely, shimmery streaks!

I matted this piece with Basic Black and added a Shimmery Black knotted ribbon. The matte was then adhered to a Tranquil Tide card front using Dimensionals.

Using a trick from Lisa Curcio, I used my Everyday Label Punch with strips of both Basic Black and Gold Foil to create a layered tag. I used stamps from the May 2018 Paper Pumpkin to stamp the sentiment with Stazon. The tag was assembled and added to the card front using Dimensionals.

I used the Framelits to cut out and then emboss two leaves on Tranquil Tide and stamped and die cut the leaf cluster. These were attached to the card front using Glue Dots and Dimensionals.

On a Very Vanilla matte, I stamped and stamped off to create a bottom border using Tranquil Tide.

I think my husband will enjoy this card!

Linda Vich Creates: Black Ice Father's Day. The Black Ice Technique is combined with the Rooted in Nature bundle to create this Father's Day card.

Linda Vich Creates: Black Ice Father's Day. The Black Ice Technique is combined with the Rooted in Nature bundle to create this Father's Day card.

Linda Vich Creates: Black Ice Father's Day. The Black Ice Technique is combined with the Rooted in Nature bundle to create this Father's Day card.

Drop me a comment below to let me know if you've tried the Black Ice Technique. I know I will be trying it again soon!



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Friday, June 1, 2018

Nature's Poem

Linda Vich Creates: Nature's Poem. The lovely Nature's Poem DSP combines with the Rooted in Nature stamp set to produce a lovely card, suitable for either a man or a woman.
This card literally took on a life of its own! I originally planned to work with Crumb Cake and Powder Pink but after receiving the lovely Nature's Poem DSP, I just had to use it! Blackberry Bliss was a no-brainer to use as an accompaniment!

If you are trying to decide which bundle to order first, you need only to look at pages 142-144 in the catalog at the gorgeous Nature's Poem Suite! At first glance, this Suite may seem a little dear, but its versatility far out-weighs the cost. This set is suitable for a number of occasions and recipients with just a simple change of the coordinating DSP or ink choice. Masculine cards, in particular, will be a breeze with this Suite!

I started by cutting a standard card base from Powder Pink and then cut a piece of the DSP to fit on the card front. I cut into the long side of the DSP about 2 inches and folded back the pieces after first adhering the left edge of the DSP to the card front.

The tree was stamped with Blackberry Bliss on Powder Pink and then die cut using the #4 oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The #7 scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals was used to matte the tree.

The little leaves were stamped with Powder Pink onto matching card stock and then die cut with the Nature's Roots Framelits. The new Big Shot Embossing Mats were used to emboss the leaves on Copper Foil and then they were also die cut. The tiny leaves were die cut from Blackberry Bliss using the Petals & More Thinlits.

After a basic arrangement was determined, the sentiment was stamped on the card front and then the DSP was secured to the front of the card and the flaps adhered with Dimensionals. The matted tree was adhered and then the leaves were adhered using Crystal Effects.

Finally, three of the Gold Faceted Gems were colored with the Bronze Blends to perfectly create copper gems (though these pictures do not show you how well they match the copper foil)!


Linda Vich Creates: Nature's Poem. The lovely Nature's Poem DSP combines with the Rooted in Nature stamp set to produce a lovely card, suitable for either a man or a woman.

Because the Powder Pink card base was very light, I decided to stamp directly on it with the tiny leaves from the stamp set, stamping first full strength, and then stamping off for the remaining leaves.

Because the Powder Pink card base was very light, I decided to stamp directly on it with the tiny leaves from the stamp set, stamping first full strength, and then stamping off for the remaining leaves.


I still may use Crumb Cake with Powder Pink and the Rooted in Nature stamp set but for now, this design will have to do!


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Rooted in Nature Birthday

Just can't stop playing with the new Rooted in Nature stamp set and my new favorite In Color, Blueberry Bushel! I am finding that you can get such depth from this color by stamping off up to four times!

I knew that I wanted to do a card with both Cajun Craze and Blueberry Bushel.

After cutting a 4.75 x 6" card base from Cajun Craze, I cut a matte from Blueberry Bushel and used the stamp with three leaves to create the background, stamping and stamping off several times until the paper was covered. I also sponged the edges. The matte was adhered to the card front with Dimensionals.

I cut a strip of Cajun Craze and embossed it using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder and then sponged it lightly with both Cajun Craze and Early Espresso inks. The strip was adhered to the card front with Dimensionals.

On Thick Whisper White, I stamped three of the larger leaves, the tree slice (stamped off twice), and three of the leaf cluster (two full strength, one stamped off once) and die and fussy cut them out. The sentiment, from the Cake Soiree stamp set, was stamped twice onto the tree slice using Blueberry Bushel. The three large leaves were layered on the strip and then the tree slice was adhered over a piece of Copper Trim using Dimensionals. The leaf clusters were shaped a little and then glued around the tree slice.

For inside the card, the leaf cluster was stamped several times on a Whisper White matte and then the edges were inked to complete the card.




How do you feel about this color scheme? Let me know in the comments below!



Monday, May 21, 2018

Rooted in Nature for Mother's Day

Linda Vich Creates: Rooted in Nature for Mother's Day. Rooted in Nature stamps form the focal point of this fresh and spring-like card, with the Layered Leaves embossing folder helping out in the background..
Not everyone celebrates Mother's Day with the gusto with which a lot of us do. Knowing that my daughter would not be doing anything special that day, I made her a special card to let her know what a great job I think she is doing with her own daughter. In creating this card, I CASEd a card by Mary Deatherage.

I used a similar color scheme to Mary's in my card but mine used more color.

Starting with a standard card base cut from Crumb Cake, I added a Lemon Lime Twist matte that had been embossed using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. The edges were sponged with Old Olive and a strip of the Share What You Love DSP adhered across it, wrapped with some Linen Thread. The matte was then adhered to the card front using Dimensionals.

The tree slice was stamped on Thick Very Vanilla using Crumb Cake and then it was fussy cut before heavily inking the edges with the ink. The pine tree stamp was inked using Stampin' Markers in Old Olive and Soft Suede and then stamped twice on Thick Very Vanilla. They were die cut with the matching dies.

The sentiment from the set was stamped on with Old Olive on a strip of Old Olive and then the Triple Banner Punch was used on it. The sentiment, tree slice, and trees were layered onto the card front using Dimensionals.

Inside the card, a tree was stamped and then the edges of the matte were sponged with both Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive.

Linda Vich Creates: Rooted in Nature for Mother's Day. Rooted in Nature stamps form the focal point of this fresh and spring-like card, with the Layered Leaves embossing folder helping out in the background..

Linda Vich Creates: Rooted in Nature for Mother's Day. Rooted in Nature stamps form the focal point of this fresh and spring-like card, with the Layered Leaves embossing folder helping out in the background..


I simply love how this card turned out! The Lemon Lime Twist gives such a spring-like freshness to everything and pairing the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder with the tree stamp, (even though the tree is coniferous and the leaves are deciduous) seems to really work well together.

I hope my daughter loves it as much as I do!



Friday, May 18, 2018

Share What You Love For Mother's Day

Linda Vich Creates: Share What You Love For Mother's Day. The Lovely Floral embossing folder and the Share What You Love DSP combine to produce this lovely Mother's Day card.
The Share What You Love Suite is just so inviting that it is hard to work with anything else! As soon as I saw the designer papers, I knew I would be using them for a Mother's Day card. This card was CASEd from a card by Connie Collins.

I first cut a matte from Rich Razzleberry and embossed it in two corners using the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, available now in one of the Share What You Love bundles and later in the 2018-19 Catalog. This was then adhered to a standard, Old Olive card front.

I cut another matte from Old Olive and topped it with a piece of the Share What You Love DSP and then adhered the matte to the card front using Dimensionals. I ran a piece of Tear & Tape across the centre of the matte and then pleated a length of Fresh Fig ribbon across the tape.

The sentiment, from the new Rooted in Nature stamp set, was stamped in Rich Razzleberry on thick Whisper White and then die cut using the one of the circle dies from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. A matte was die cut using a scalloped circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits. Fast Fuse was applied to the back of the sentiment matte and then twine was adhered to create a flower shape. The sentiment was then adhered to the card front using
Dimensionals.

The inside of the card was left plain, with only a sponged matte.

Linda Vich Creates: Share What You Love For Mother's Day. The Lovely Floral embossing folder and the Share What You Love DSP combine to produce this lovely Mother's Day card.






Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wood Textures GoodBye

Linda Vich Creates: Wood Textures Goodbye. The Tailored Tag punch teams up with Wood Textures DSP to create this inlaid wood effect for a masculine card.
About a week ago, we had to say goodbye to the store manager that we had had for three years. Sheldon was a welcome addition to our store. He was very likeable, hardworking, and had a great sense of humor! Of course, since he was so good at his job, he was promoted and left us for another store in Winnipeg. I made him this card to thank him for being such a great boss.

I began by cutting both a standard card base and matte from Early Espresso. I punched a number of pieces from the Wood Textures DSP and after figuring out the placement, I mounted each on another piece punched from Soft Suede card stock for added stability.

I used Versamark and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder to create a high gloss on each piece. My plan was to make this look like a high gloss, inlaid wood piece. I then used Crystal Effects to adhere each piece to the matte. For the pieces that overhung the matte, I snipped them off with scissors and then glued them into the tiny spots I still needed to fill. After wrapping lengths of Linen Thread around the matte, I used Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front.

The sentiment, from the now retired Greatest Greetings stamp set, was stamped on Thick Very Vanilla using Soft Suede. The edges were also inked with Soft Suede. The greeting was adhered using Adhesive Strips. For a little "manly" bling, I added three of the now retired Urban Underground Embellishments.

Linda Vich Creates: Wood Textures Goodbye. The Tailored Tag punch teams up with Wood Textures DSP to create this inlaid wood effect for a masculine card.


I'm pleased with how this card turned out--I have the Wood Textures to thank for this!