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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #598 with Timeless Tropical

It's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge with a sketch this week.  I do love a sketch.  It makes me think a little outside my usual box.

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When I saw this sketch an idea came immediately.  I wanted to use the Timeless Tropical Bundle and the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.  These are both from the January-June Mini Catalog.

CCMC#598 Timeless Tropical Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I love how this card turned out.  Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 4 1/4 on the long side and fold.  Use a Bone Folder to burnish.

Cut the Pool Party designer paper from Tropical Oasis to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This will cover the entire front of the card.  I like to use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue so I have a little wiggle room for the paper at first.

The next layer is made using a 3 x 4 1/2 piece of Soft Sea Foam.  Run it through your die cutting machine with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Love it.

Next is a small rectangle of the patterned paper with all the trees.  It measures 1 x 3 1/4.

Use the Tropical Oasis paper with the cars on it to add the circle layer.  The Layering Circles Dies were used to cut out the image with one of the cars featured.  I wanted a car facing to the right of the card for my tree placement.  You could easily use a car facing left and put the trees on the other side.  My placement reinforces the left side of the card where all the action takes place.

CCMC #598 Timeless Tropical by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set.  Stamp it on a 1/2 strip of Whisper White in Early Espresso ink.  This is one of those scraps we get when cutting insides for our cards.  Place the saying on dimensionals.

I used a scrap of Whisper White for the trees.  Place the stamp on the Stamparatus.  I used Stampin' Markers directly on the stamp.  I first inked the tree trunks in Crumb Cake and stamped.  You might need to color again and stamp again.  I find that true when using the markers directly on stamps.  That's why I use the Stamparatus for that.  Now add some Early Espresso ink here and there on the trunk.  Remember you are adding ink directly to the stamp and then stamping.  You may need to do this more than one time.  I then colored in the rest of the trunk on my paper with Crumb Cake.  For the tree, color with a Soft Sea Foam marker directly on the stamp.  It did take several times inking on the rubber and stamping to get the color that I wanted.  Now add Old Olive directly to the rubber.  I tried to hit the areas down the center of the branches.  Repeat until happy.  Cut this out using the In the Tropics dies.  Add to the card with dimensionals.

I just had to add a bow of Linen Thread to my card.  It's the perfect finishing touch.  Here's a video on making this card.

 

CCMC #598 Timeless Tropical Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of my card.  These trees were stamped the same as the front.  You might be wondering why the saying is on a label.  You experienced stampers already know, don't you.  My saying was not straight.  In that instance you just cover it up.  I stamped again on scrap and cut it out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Those dies are a MUST HAVE!

CCMC#598 Timeless Tropical by Jo Anne Hewins

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #594 Parisian Blossoms

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #594!  This week we have a sketch.

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Stampin' Up!'s designer paper is so pretty.  Sometimes the paper just has to take the primary role on a card.  That's the case today.  I'm using the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper.

CCMC #594 Parisian Blossoms by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  Cut it to 4 1/4 x 11 and score at 5 1/2.  Use a Bone Folder to crease it well.

Cut the script paper from Parisian Blossoms Specialty to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and add it to cover the front of the card.  I like to use out Multipurpose Liquid Glue so that I have a little time to move the paper exactly where I need it.

Vellum card stock cut to 3 x 4 1/4 is used for the next layer.  Run it through the die cut machine with the Parisian Flourish  3D Embossing Folder.  To add this layer, I used our glue again.  Squirt out a little on scrap paper.  Add to the back of the vellum with a sponge. (Cut the Stampin' Sponge into 6 pie pieces to use)

The next layer goes back to the patterned paper.  Cut this layer to 2 1/2 x 3 and glue.

CCMC#594 Parisian Blossoms Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying on the front of the card is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set.  Stamp in Versamark on a 1/2 inch piece of scrap.  Mine might actually be just a little wider.  Please remember to use your Stampin' Buddy first!  Use Silver Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool to set this.  The silver embossing looks so good with this card since the base paper of the card has silver in it.  Add about a 5 inch piece of the Petal Pink Organdy Stripe Ribbon folded over with glue dots.  Use those where the sentiment will cover it.  Add the saying with dimensionals.

The final piece to this card is the addition of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Aren't they perfect!

CCMC#594 Parisian Blossoms Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of my card.  I had to emboss this saying from Timeless Tropical in silver as well.  The strip of designer paper is 3/4 x 5 1/2.

CCMC#594 Parisian Blossoms by Jo Anne Hewins

You know, you can make this card easily.  I think it's so pretty.  This one went to a friend Jean on her birthday.

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Color Fusers Blog Hop for September, 2019

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for September!  You may have come from Tami's blog post.  Wow!  What a great project!  This month, we are using Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, Night of Navy, and Mossy Meadow as our color palette.  These colors are fantastic together!

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I am using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set for my project.  There is lots of fussy cutting, but it's easy cutting.

Color Fusers Beautiful Friendship by Jo Anne Hewins

This stamp set makes it so easy to make pretty cards!   

I started with a card base of Merry Merlot.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.   Next is a layer in Night of Navy paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper.  I cut it to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I wanted it to cover most of the base with just a little around it.

Color Fusers Beautiful Friendship a Closer Look by Jo Anne Hewins

All of the pieces were stamped on Whisper White card stock.  Most of it was scraps that I had collected.  Who doesn't have a large amount of white scraps!  I stamped two of the hydrangeas in Night of Navy, three of the roses in Rococo Rose with Merry Merlot centers, three of the sprigs in Merry Merlot, and lots of leaves in Mossy Meadow.  There are two kinds of leaves in the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  I stamped 4 of the three leaf group and 5 of the two leaf group.  Of course you could make this any way you want!  Fussy cut it all.  As I said before the cutting is all pretty easy.  Arrange on the card base and begin to attach.  I added the 2 large hydrangeas first and then filled in.  I used dimensionals, glue dots, and glue.

The saying is from the Very Versailles stamp set.  Stamp in Merry Merlot on white scrap.  Use your trimmer to cut around it.  I glued it down.

Color Fusers Beautiful Friendship Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  Just stamp using the same colors for each flower as on the front.  This saying is also from the Very Versailles stamp set.

Color Fusers Beautiful Friendship Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is a video showing how I made this card.  I hope you find it useful.

 

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NC Blog Hop for August - All About Flowers!

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for August.  Our hop is always on the last Sunday of the month and goes live at 8:00 pm ET.  I'm so glad you are here!  You might have just joined us or you may have come from Toni's blog.  Great project, right!  Whatever, please visit all of the sites on our hop.  You are sure to be inspired!

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Our task for this month is all about flowers.  We were to find a picture for our inspiration and make a card to go with it.  My inspiration is my hydrangea bush in the yard.  I have to say it's not as pretty this year as in the past, but it's still pretty.  I took my own picture.

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It looks great from this angle.  I'm so excited to share my card with you.

Beautiful Friendship Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the Beautiful Friendship and the Healing Hugs stamps sets.  They are both Distinktive and really work well together.

My card base is Blueberry Bushel that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Seaside Spray 3 3/4 x 5.

I just built my flower on this layer.  Everything is fussy cut for this card.  If you enjoy that, and I do, then this card is so much fun.  The cutting is not hard at all!

All of my stamping is on Whisper White.  To be truthful, I used my scraps.  Ink the hydrangea stamp in Seaside Spray.  I used an ink dauber to add a little Blueberry Bushel ink directly to the stamp in a few places.  Stamp.  You will need two of these.  So that you don't contaminate the lighter blue, clean your stamp between stampings.  Fussy cut around the edges.  I did leave a white area around the stamped image.  Add Wink of Stella to the flowers.  They needed a little sparkle!  Add these to the card with dimensionals.

Beautiful Friendship and Healing Hugs by Jo Anne Hewins

The leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow.  I used 13 sets of leaves.  I did cut one set into the 2 leaves to add in the corners.  Fussy cut all of them.  Again, I left a little white area around the outside.  Add to the card as you feel they are needed.  I added a glue dot to the bottom of the leaves and dimensionals to the top.  I just glued where the leaves overlap the flowers.  That's all there is to it.

The saying is from the Beautiful Friendship.  Stamp in Mossy Meadow.  Cut it out and glue to the flower.

I think this is really pretty and it was also pretty easy if you don't mind cutting!

Beautiful Friendship Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This is the inside of the card.  This is all from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  I did add the Wink of Stella on the inside, too!

Beautiful Friendship Healing Hugs by Jo Anne Hewins

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Beautiful Friendship and Healing Hugs Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #573 Floral Essence

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thurdsay Challenge #573.  Our color challenge this week is Grapefruit Grove, Pretty Peacock, and Sahara Sand.

 

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These colors had me stumped I must say, but I came up with a beautiful card.

CCMC #573 Perennial Flower Punch by Jo Anne Hewins

What is it about the Tin Tile embossing folder?  It seems to make any card special.

I started with a card base of Sahara Sand 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Add another layer of Sahara Sand that is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run this layer through the die cut machine with the Tin Tile Folder.  Center this sheet in the folder so that all looks symetrical.  You'll be happy you did!  OK, I might be a little OCD about that.

Add a 3/4 inch strip of Pretty Peacock scripted designer paper below the center.  That is found in the 2019-2021 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Stamp three of the flowers from Floral Essence that coordinate with the Perennial Flower punch.  Stamp on Grapefruit Grove with the same color.  Punch.  Add these layers together with glue dots a little askew.  Now spritz the flower with water and scrunch up the flower.  Pull out to the way you like it and allow it to dry.  When this dries, the stamping will not show up quite as well.  Stamp the flower center on a piece of Sahara Sand Scrap in stamped off Pretty Peacock.  Fussy cut and add to the flower with a dimensional.  The Mini Dimensionals work great!

Take a piece of vellum and sponge on the back with a dauber and Pretty Peacock ink.  You might want to let this dry a little.  Now cut out three leaves using the die cut from the Frosted Bouquet Dies.

Cut two of the sprigs in Pretty Peacock using the same die set.

CCMC #573 Perennial Flower Punch Close Up of Flower by Jo Anne Hewins

To assemble, glue the Peacock sprigs.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue, just a little glob, on my Silicone Craft Mat.  Dab the glue on the sprig with a sponge.  Scrunch up the vellum leaves and pull back out.  Add them with a glue dot near the base of the leaves so you have some dimension.  Add the flower with glue dots.

CCMC #573 Perennial Flower Punch Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Using this technique on the vellum would allow you to have vellum in all our colors!

The word friend is cut from Grapefruit Grove using the Well Written Dies.  I glue that word down the same way as the sprigs.  Be careful not to lose the dot of the i.

CCMC #573 Perennial Flower Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, I used the Frosted Bouquet stamp set.  The branch is stamped off Pretty Peacock and the words are in Grapefruit Grove.

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CCMC#573 Perennial Flower Punch Card with vellum by Jo Anne Hewins

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