White embossing on kraft card stock…

I was playing around in my studio and thought it would be fun to try some white embossing on kraft card stock. I love the contrast this technique provides and it’s fun to add ink colors into the mix as well.

white embossing on kraft a muse studio marvelous marigolds

The A|S Marvelous Marigolds stamp set is perfect for this technique! I stamped the largest outline marigold in Versamark ink, dusted on some white embossing powder and heat set with my heat tool. I then took some poppy ink and random stamped that smaller, solid marigold over the same kraft panel. I stamped some of the leaf images from the set using some lime ink to finish off the stamping.

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The sentiment is from the You’re Too Kind stamp set. I stamped that in french roast ink since that brown coordinates nicely with kraft card stock.

color challenge wednesday no. 27

The color challenge for this week features Marevelous Marigolds in grey, red and turquoise (A|S colors: seattle, cherry & bermuda)…

This fresh, contemporary color scheme strikes a nice balance between the neutral grey, festive turquoise and the pop of red that excites the design! The leaves are stamped with bermuda ink, the flower in cherry. The sentiment is stamped on the bermuda card strip in seattle ink. To embellish, I chose a pearl sticker for the center of the flower and a bit of bermuda ribbon folded over and stapled to the top of the flower panel. A few simple touches to add something “extra” to the design.

Hoping you have time this week to try out this terrific color combination with some of your own stamps and ink!

color challenge wednesday #22

For this week’s color challenge I chose the color combination of  dark blue, light blue and red (A|S colors:  navy, sky & cherry) and used the A|S Marvelous Marigolds stamp set…

I used a little pearl sticker embellishment for the center of the marigold and some foam squares to pop up the center panel. The sentiment is from the Essential Sentiments stamp set.  I hope you enjoy this color combination and can find time to try it out in your own stamping project this week!

clean & simple sunday #30

Wow…30 clean and simple sundays since I started this little feature on my blog all those months ago!  What fun! And for today’s C&SS design…

I used some of the new polka dot card stock in buttercup… the flower image is from Marvelous Marigolds and the sentiment is from the Friend to Friend stamp set.  That set has several useful card sentiments in addition to some very cute botanicals (you can find it on page 42 of the catalog). The polka dots are so cute with this color combination and add just the right amount of interest to the card design this week…  Have fun stamping and enjoy your Sunday!!

color challenge wednesday #6

The color challenge combination for today is dark brown, olive green and red (A|S colors I used: french roast, rialto and cherry).

This is a very versatile card design and it works well with any type of blossom or leaf image. I chose a square card to keep with the more modern design but it would work with a standard A2-size card as well…Give it a try this week–pull a small piece of patterned paper from  your scrap bin, any larger botanical image you have would work, and have a little fun!

color challenge wednesday #5

This week’s post challenges you to try using a combination of light green, dark green and purple (A|S: lichen, fern, amethyst & heather) in your stamping projects…

I started with a light green base card and set aside. I cut a white panel and randomly stamped flowers and leaves from the Marvelous Marigolds stamps set. I used amethyst ink for the solid flower, latte ink for the outline flower image and lichen ink for the leaves. This combination set the stage for the grand embellishment—a beautiful heather butterfly arranged on a heather satin ribbon and tied across the panel. To create this embellishment I cut out the largest butterfly from the Butterfly Trio die set. I attached 4 sparkle stickers to the center of the butterfly to create a “body”. I tied the satin ribbon around the panel, securing the ends on the back with adhesive. I then took a small piece of twine and tied a knot in the middle of the ribbon on the front of the panel. This lifts and gathers the ribbon a bit and gives it some texture. The last step of the embellishment is to secure the butterfly to the knot with a glue dot.

This is a great card for a feminine birthday, get well or even a bridal shower… enjoy trying this color combination in your own stamping this week!

clean & simple sunday #25

So—-lots of new products coming out of Convention in New Orleans this weekend! I’m hearing about new shimmer card stock, fun and exciting new stamp sets and some fun new products like clear acetate paper and window dies as well as new colors of felt… I’m sure the new catalog will be something to pour over when it finally arrives!

In the mean time, I have been playing with the new colors I have in hand and enjoying a new stamp set I picked up as well. This set is not new to the catalog, its an oldie-but-a-goodie and its called Marvelous Marigolds

marvelous marigolds

In this clean and simple design I focused on the white space and made sure to leave some to contrast these gorgeous, big flowers. I used a simple sugar card stock base, stamped the two larger flowers in Lido ink, and then one in Bellini ink. The solid flower I stamped in Burano ink and then the sentiment was stamped in Titan ink. I embellished the center of each flower with a tiny pearl, and that’s it! A very clean, simple card—very fresh!