Sunday, August 28, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Leaf Background

This next card is a CASe from a card I saw made by Bruno Bertucci...(see his card HERE )
I love how he did the background and the colors used so I did the same but added a little more stuff to the card front.
The main feature of this card is, of course, the Thoughtful Branches bundle.
The colors used on this card are Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate, and Sahara Sand.

Other supplies used on this card:
Layering Circles Framelits
5/8" Burlap Ribbon
Gold Metallic Thread
Metallics Sequin Assortment
Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Delicate White Doilies

Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Warmth & Cheer with Thoughtful Branches

I have had this black tree sitting on my craft table with the intention of creating a Halloween themed card but lacking any current Halloween stamps it hadn't happened.
So I sat down to play with it and had my new Warmth & Cheer designer series paper stack (in the Holiday Catalog) at hand and the tree looked like it wanted to be with the plaid in the stack and so this card was created.

The card base is Crumb Cake and the strip of paper over the plaid is Delightful Dijon embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder.

The little bird from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set was stamped with Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with coordinating die.  It looked a little bland so I highlighted the bird with the Delightful Dijon Stampin' Write Marker and also made a black dot for the eye.
I took some Linen Thread and created a "nest" and attached it with a couple of glue dots and then added the bird with a dimensional.

The banner uses the "thank you" from the Thoughtful Branches set along with the Banners for You stamp set and then cut out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.
I love the colors on the card.  I am so ready for Fall!
Happy Stampin'-

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Birthday Card

I love that you can create a hydrangea flower with the same stamp and die used for the tree leaves from the Thoughtful Branches bundle.
For this card I used the color combination of Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.
The background paper is from the Playful Palette designer series paper stack and the birthday greeting is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

I added a little sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gift Card

I have had an idea in my head for a gift card and was planning to use the "I hope you feel appreciated..." stamp from the Thoughtful Branches set.
Then I saw a card on Stampin' Pretty and was inspired!
Here is the inside.
Love the addition of "because you are" with the Thank You.

I designed this card to put a tip in for my wonderful hair stylist and the lovely lady who does my pedicures, so I made it to fit cash.
Below is a picture of how to cut and score.
I started with a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock cut at 6-1/2" x 8-1/2".
Scored at 3" and 6" along the 6-1/2" side.
On the end that is 2-1/2" cut down 3" on the score line and then over to remove that upper section.
Use the Project Life Corner punch to round the one edge and add a piece of tear and tape adhesive along the very bottom of that piece to create the pocket. If the tape is not against the very bottom edge then the cash will peek out the card just a little.
To create the leaves I stamped the leaf image from Thoughtful Branches in Crushed Curry then added some Always Artichoke and Rich Razzleberry with sponge daubers then stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cleaned off my stamp and started over to create 4 leaves.

 I used a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to add some golden speckles with gold heat emboss powder.  Then used the coordinating die in the Thoughtful Branches bundle to cut out the leaves.
For the front of the card I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 6" x 2-1/2".
Using the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set I stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and also in Versa Mark and added the gold embossing powder.
I used a piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate 1" x 6-1/2" and punched one end with the Banner punch.  I added adhesive just under the area I would be covering with the leaves and top banner.
The top banner is Rich Razzleberry 1" x 3-1/2" also punched on one end with the Banner punch and then the words are stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in Gold.

I added some Gold Metallic Thread and then put the leaves on.  The top leaf is on a dimensional.
To finish it up I added some gold sequins.
The fourth leaf is used on the inside along with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 1x 3-3/4" then punched at one end with the Banner punch.  The "because you are." is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and the "thank you" is heat embossed in gold.
Happy Stampin'-

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Z-Fold Card

To create this z-fold card cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", score at 2-1/8" and 4-1/4". The front is a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock cut at 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" and Very Vanilla at 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".  The inside Very Vanilla piece is 4-5/8" x 3-3/8".

I stamped the tree trunk with Chocolate Chip and the grass with Always Artichoke.
To make the tree top I water colored Shimmery White cardstock with an Aqua Painter and ink in Cajun Craze, Peekaboo Peach, and Crushed Curry.
I then stamped the tree top and leaves with Cajun Craze that I stamped off once before stamping on the dried watercolored shimmer paper.  Cut out with coordinating dies from the Thoughtful Branches bundle.  I also stamped a the birds with Chocolate Chip on the shimmer paper and cut out with dies.

The greeting and banner is from the Endless Thanks stamp set.

Don't miss out on the Thoughtful Branches Bundle which is available until August 31 or while supplies last.

Happy Stampin'-

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Make Flowers out of Leaves

Once again I am featuring the Thoughtful Branches bundle.
I cannot stop making cards with it and I have so many to share with you.
Here I used the leaf stamp and coordinating die to create petals for a sunflower.
I stamped with Delightful Dijon ink on Delightful Dijon cardstock for the petals.
The center is the "tree leaves/flower" stamp stamped in Early Espresso on Chocolate Chip cardstock.
I then cut it out with the coordinating die and attached that to another piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and then cut it out in a circle with a die from the Layering Circles Framelits set.
The background is Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock with the Hardwood background stamp.
The banner and greeting are from the Endless Thanks stamp set.

For this next card I used the same leaf stamp and die to create a poinsettia for a Christmas card.

I stamped the leaves in Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler cardstock and 3 more leaves in Garden Green ink on the Garden Green paper. I used a circle of cardstock to build the flower on and then covered the stems of the leaves in the center with some Pearl Basic Jewels.
For the background I used two new folders from the Holiday Catalog; the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing folder.  I sponged the embossed pines with Garden Green ink and then went a little crazy and cut out around them leaving only the corner intact and attached it to the top of the Cable Knit embossed paper.
The greeting is from the Reason for the Season stamp set.
I cut out the greeting and a layer piece with a couple of dies from the Tags & Labels Framelits.

Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Card Class

Last week I had a card class featuring the Thoughtful Branches bundle and these are the cards we made. 
I love getting ideas from Pinterest and some of these are inspired from cards that I saw while looking around there.
 This first one was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.
Love the combination of the Jar or Love set with the Thoughtful Branches.

Love the simplicity of the white with pops of red and the Silver Glimmer Paper.
The greeting on this card is from the Wonderous Wreath stamp set.

For this card I used the trees from the Thoughtful Branches set to create a wooded scene.
The sky is sponged with Tempting Turquoise and the ground is Always Artichoke.
I paired it with a leaf stamp and die from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets framlits, and a greeting from the Best Birds stamp set.

For the flower I used Dapper Denim and Marina Mist...they make for a great color combo.
The background is Smokey Slate run through the Brick Wall embossing folder and highlighted with white craft ink.

Happy Stampin'-