Hello and welcome to the Wacky Watercooler May Mashup Blog Hop. This month we are sharing something retiring, something new and something masculine. You're sure to find lots of wonderful projects to ignite your creativity. The hop goes round and round so no matter where you start, all you need to do is hit the "Next" button to make your way through all the participating blogs. It's a small circle this month but I know you are going to love all the projects you see.
For my first project I decided to make it masculine as I needed another Father's Day card. I used mostly retiring product. The Basic Black layer is from the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. I stamped the image of the ship from The Open Sea stamp set using Basic Black Archival ink. I used the Circles Collection Framelits Dies to cut out a circle. Then, I sponged some Lost Lagoon ink and Hello Honey ink to give the appearance of sunshine and water. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I stamped it in Basic Black Archival ink then, punched it out using the Word Window Punch. I popped up the circle and label with Dimensionals. For the final touch I added a few sequins from the Silver Sequin Trim and mounted the layer onto a Whisper White card base.
My next project is actually the one I had originally planned for my masculine card. When I realized I needed two more Father's Day cards, I made the first card masculine, too. Now I have all the cards I need.
This one was fun to create. I made my own background using Whisper White Baker's Twine wrapped around an acrylic block and alternated the direction of the pattern as I stamped. It is stamped on Whisper White using Dapper Denim ink. On a scrap of Whisper White, I stamped Happy Father's Day using the Crazy about You stamp set. It's stamped using Dapper Denim ink. Over that, I stamped an image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I used Emerald Envy ink but stamped off a couple of times to give it a more muted look. Once the stamping was done, I used the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies to cut it out. I also added a layer of Dapper Denim behind it also using the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies. For the finishing touch on this card, I added some Silver Mini Brads and used Dimensionals to pop up the label. The card base is Whisper White Card.
My final project was fun to put together even though there was a bit of fussy cutting to it. This is my something new card. I wanted to showcase some of the new 2016-2018 In Colors as well as the new Sitting Here stamp set.
The card base is Whisper White. Then, I added a layer of the new Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. The trees, the grass and those cute little Dapper Denim butterflies are from the In the Meadow stamp set. I stamped the trees using Basic Black Archival ink. I colored the tree trunks with a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker. Using a Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker, I added color to the leaves of the trees and the grass at the base of the trees. The other grass was stamped using Wild Wasabi ink.
On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the porch swing and colored it using a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker. The cushion has Dapper Denim stripes. Then, I fussy cut the swing using Paper Snips and a craft knife and popped it up with Dimensionals. The cat sitting on the swing is from the Sitting Here stamp set, I stamped it on Peekaboo Peach cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and cut out the image. The gray tabby cat was stamped onto Whisper White using Basic Black Archival ink and colored with Smoky Slate ink. I cut it out and popped up him with Dimensionals. The orange tabby cat was attached to the swing using glue dots. The sentiment is stamped using Emerald Envy ink.
There you have it from me. Next up on your tour, is Libby Fens. To see her wonderful projects, click the image below.
To visit Deb Smart again and see all of her great projects again, click the image below.
To head home to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog and start all over again, click the image below.
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