Saturday, June 12, 2021

Stamp Simply Summer Floral Release- Pretty Poppies and Delightful Dahlias!

 

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing two cards that were created with the brand-new Summer Floral bundles- Pretty Poppies and Delightful Dahlias along with dies/other supplies (from Stamp Simply)!


This week we are celebrating the new release by sharing cards created with both sets- I hope you have a chance to check out the Stamp Simply blog to see the inspiration from the rest of our
Design Team!

I love both new floral bundles, Pretty Poppies and Delightful Dahlias- both are so versatile! This set of cards uses one sheet of Craft Consortium Grunge Light 6x6 paper layered behind the Mixed Media #1 die cut.



I am participating with the A Place To Start June 2021 Challenge #6- Create Your Own Challenge (Project Type- Card, Event- Encouragement, Trends- Embossing) and the Word Art Wednesday #495-#496 “Anything Goes” Challenge.



If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create both cards:

Emboss two pieces of white cardstock with the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder, trim to 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere to a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of olive cardstock.  Mount the card panel onto a white card base.

Ink the sentiments from the Pretty Poppies and Delightful Dahlias on white cardstock, die cut each with the Fishtail Sentiment Banners dies.



Using the Tim Holtz Mixed Media #1 corner die, die cut two from white cardstock panels and hand tear along the edges.

Choose a piece of Craft Consortium Grunge Light 6x6 paper (I chose one of the darker sheets with greens, purples and yellows). 



Place the torn Mixed Media die cut over the corner of the designer paper, trace a line under the outside edge of the torn die cut, trim the designer paper and adhere the designer paper to the back of the Mixed Media die cut.

Ink the floral image from Pretty Poppies and Delightful Dahlias using Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and set the ink with a heat tool.

Watercolor the images using water-based markers and once you are satisfied with the coloring, die cut each floral image with the coordinating die.  



Layer two pieces of scrap white cardstock together and die cut one of each of the coordinating floral dies.  Layer the blank die cuts behind each of the colored floral die-cut images (this gives the floral images additional thickness). 

Adhere the layered Mixed Media die cut to the card front, mount the banner die cut sentiment and add the floral die cut with dimensional foam (or chipboard).

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the floral petals and add the olive seam binding bow to finish off the card.


Stamp Sets: Pretty Poppies Bundle,  Delightful Dahlias Bundle (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade; Zig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter Marker

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Olive, Craft Consortium Grunge Light 6x6



Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Fishtail Sentiment Banners, Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz- Mixed Media #1, Darice Embossing Folder- Wire Fence, Olive Green Seam Binding


Also, don't forget, here is the discount code for the month of June!


Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

TCC157 Three Decoys

 



Hi Friends!

Welcome to The Card Concept #157 {Vacation Time} Challenge!

For those of you who are not familiar with The Card Concept Challenge, we are a bi-weekly challenge that uses an inspiration photo for you to create a card. 

You can choose one card-making style and/or a combination of styles, the choice is yours!  Plus, our Design Team of ten ladies create a card to inspire you. 

I absolutely love our inspiration photo- so many elements to choose from for sure!  I was inspired by the texture of the woodgrain and that sweet little mallard duck near the canoe to create a simple Mixed Media card. 

My husband and I love to drive through the mountains, especially Shenandoah National Park!  While we are unable to camp and hike due to health issues, this inspiration photo reminds me of those times and that we need to go again soon, lol! 


As many of you know, I enjoy participating with challenges and will be linking to the Watercooler Wednesday #WWC317 Heidi’s Challenge: All Things Masculine and The Male Room #151 Dads and Grandads Challenge.  

If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept, or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all! 

To create this card:

Emboss a piece of woodgrain cardstock (approx. 4” x 3”) with a woodgrain embossing folder, lightly sand with a sanding black and distress the edges.

Distress the edges of a piece of olive-green designer paper (approx. 4” x 3”). 




Add the distressed olive-green paper to the top of a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of black cardstock, layer the embossed woodgrain panel on the bottom (overlapping the green panel a bit).  

Add a strip of 1” black grosgrain ribbon to cover up the raw edges (wrapping the ends behind the panel) and mount the panel onto a white card base.

Ink the I/O Three Decoys stamp set with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and heat set with a heat tool.

Color the image with watercolor pencils (using a water brush to soften the pencil and create the watercolor).



Tap a bit of Tim Holtz™ Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink onto a glass mat and use the water brush to create the sky.

Fill in the “moon” with Frost White Shimmer Paint (I used the water brush for this as well).

Dry the colored image with a heat tool and die cut with a rectangle stitched die.

De-static the lower left-hand portion of the panel with an embossing powder tool.

Stamp the verse sentiment from the retired Verve Stamp set, Scripture Medley 4 using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Die cut a larger rectangle from black cardstock.

To finish off the card, mount the duck decoy panel onto the die-cut black panel and adhere to the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard).

Stamp Sets: Three Decoys (Impression Obsession Stamps – IO Stamps), Scripture Medley 4 (retired Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Watercolor Pencils- Derwent, Stampin’ Up!, etc. – Olive Green, Espresso, Curry, Gray, Orange; Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Woodgrain Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Up!), misc. designer series paper (olive)

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr., Woodgrain Embossing Folder (retired Stampin’ Up!), Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1 & 2 (My Favorite Things), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy™, Clear Embossing Powder, 1” Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Sanding Block

Thanks again for stopping by!  We hope you will have the time to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until June 21st at noon EST.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

The Red, White and Blue- Thank You For Your Service

 



Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a card created with the brand new Red, White and Blue Bundle and the new God Bless America 6x6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella along with dies/other supplies (from Stamp Simply )!



The Red, White and Blue Bundle is such a great set!  I love the flag image as well as the coordinating dies and the wonderful sentiments and it pairs beautifully with the other patriotic sets from Stamp Simply as well as with the God Bless America 6x6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella.

 


This past Monday, we celebrated Memorial Day with picnics, family get-togethers (especially this year with COVID restrictions being lifted), etc. and sometimes in doing so, we forget the real meaning of the holiday.

In honor of Memorial Day, I decided to create a “Thank You for Your Service” card- remember, 

Freedom is not free- may we never forget their sacrifice.

This is a fairly simple design and I was able to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers SC850 Sketch and am also linking this card to the Festive Friday #FF0085 Challenge (stars, stripes, flag dies, embossing ) , the C.R.A.F.T. #600 “Masculine” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #493-#494 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Emboss a piece of white cardstock using the Tim Holtz 3D Lumber embossing folder, trim to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”, mat onto a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” navy cardstock and mount onto a white card base.



Die cut a piece of red polka dot paper from the God Bless America paper pad with the Fishtail Sentiment Banners dies.  

Mount the flag die cut onto navy cardstock and trim close to the edge. (FYI- I extended the length of the flag die cut by splitting it in half since the cut would be hidden by the main panel).  Adhere the flag to the background panel.

On a piece of white cardstock, repeatedly stamp the word block image from Red, White, and Blue stamp set using Versamark ink, apply white embossing powder, heat set with a heat tool.   Trim the panel, tear the lower edge by hand, mount onto navy cardstock, tear the edge to match the embossed panel, distressing the edges.


Add a strip of the star design from the God Bless America paper pad  (this strip was the piece that I trimmed from the page that normally would be discarded- again cut in half where the hole is at the top of the paper pad and split to reach both sides of the panel). 

Stamp the sentiment from the Red, White, and Blue stamp set using navy ink onto white cardstock, die cut with the Fishtail Sentiment Banners dies (die cutting two additional flags from white cardstock to mount behind the sentiment).  Add to the panel with dimensional foam.



Stamp the flag image from Red, White, and Blue stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool.

Color the flag with watercolor pencils and use a water brush to blend the colors.

Die cut the flag image with the coordinating Red, White and Blue Flag Die (again, cutting two additional flag shapes from white cardstock to mount behind the stamped and colored flag image).

Mount the layered flag onto the card front with dimensional foam and add a few silver rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- The Red, White & Blue , Stamp Simply Clear Stamps/Dies- Red, White & Blue Bundle

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark , Tim Holtz Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink, Watercolor Pencils- Derwent - #14- Deep Vermillion, #15-Geranium Lake, #28- Delft Blue, #57- Brown Ochre; Stampin’ Up!- Early Espresso

Cardstock/Designer Paper:  White, Navy, God Bless America 6x6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr. ,Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Lumber, Stamp Simply Steel Dies- The Red, White & Blue Flag, Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Fishtail Sentiment Banners, Silver Rhinestones, Embossing Powder Tool, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope I have inspired you to create a card this week!  Don't forget, we are also celebrating for the month of June!


Hugs and I hope you stop by again soon!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Important Announcement About Email Subscribers

 

Hi Friends!

Many of you who have Blogger as your blog platform may have heard that FeedBurner will no longer support email subscriptions as of July 2021.

As FeedBurner powers Blogger's FollowByEmail gadget, that will also stop working. 

Since I have not monetized my blog by using ads, etc. and do not plan to do so, it would not be feasible for me to pay for an email subscription service to notify you when I post to my blog.

Thankfully, there are several alternatives :-((

If you would like to be notified after July 1st of my blog posts, you could receive an email by selecting "Follow This Blog with Bloglovin'" (see the signup in the side bar on the left) or "follow" under the Followers (also in the side bar on the left).

Also, when I post to my blog, I also post to my Stamping with Julie Gearinger FB page as well to my Cards by Julie Gearinger Pinterest board (and sometimes @juliegearinger on Instagram).  FYI- I have difficulty posting to IG since I use my laptop for editing, etc., but I will try to be more consistent in the future :-)   

Thanks again to all of you who are interested in my blog!  I started this blog over ten years ago to share my love for cardmaking, etc. and I am so honored to have you as my followers and friends!  Hugs and I hope you have a blessed weekend!

A Woman Who Fears the Lord

 


Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a card using the new Graphic 45 Elegance 8x8 paper pad along with the Thinking of You Rose stamp set , dies and other supplies (from Stamp Simply )!



I love the Elegance paper by Graphic 45, don’t you?  This paper with the dark background, the Eiffel Tower/Paris images, the sewing theme as well as the pretty pink roses is perfect for my future sewing room décor.   


I was able to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers SC162 Sketch Challenge into the layout and am also linking to the Word Art Wednesday #493-#494“Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

For the background panel, trim a piece of Luxury Pearlescent Quartz White  Metallic 105# Cardstock to approx. 3 ¾” x 5”, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge, mount onto a piece of light pink cardstock, trim close to the edge and adhere to a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of black cardstock.



Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

Trim a piece of the Graphic 45 Elegance designer paper for the vertical background panel (approx. 3 ½” x 2 ¾”), mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Trim another piece of Elegance designer paper to approx. 1 ½” x 5”, mount onto black cardstock and trim close the edge.  Mount onto the card front and add the panel created in the above step with dimensional foam (or chipboard) per the sketch.

Trim the cut-apart from the Elegance designer paper and de-static the right-hand side of the panel with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from the Thinking of You Rose stamp set with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.



 

Layer the embossed cut-apart onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard).

To create the rolled roses- die cut several ovals from light pink cardstock using the frames only from the Hemstitch Oval Dies.  

Using scissors, cut a wavy line from the outside edge along the oval shape toward the inside (creating a spiral- see the steps 2 thru 8 in this Rolled Flowers tutorial from Splitcoaststampers). 



Use a crimper tool to crimp the wavy spiral cut ovals before rolling them up into the rose shape.

Die cut several stems from green cardstock using the Two Sprigs  dies, cut into smaller leaves and add to the card front before adhering the rolled roses (I used hot glue for this step).

Add shimmer to the flower petals with a clear glitter pen and finish off the card with pearls.



Stamp Sets:  Thinking of You Rose (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Ink Pad- Onyx Black, Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Black, Light Pink; Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock – Quartz White 15 ct or Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock- Quartz White 6 ct; Graphic 45 Elegance- 8x8

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr. , Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Two Sprigs, Spellbinders Amazing Grace- Hemstitch Oval, Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Pearl, Crimper Tool

Thanks again for visiting! I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend, sweet friends!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Stamp Simply Blog Hop Winners!

 


As promised, we are here this evening to announce the lucky WINNERS from our

GRAND OPENING BLOG HOP

If you missed hopping along with us, you can still click the link above to tour the hop and get some FABULOUS inspiration!

AND our 20% OFF storewide code with FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders runs through May!

Check it out at the NEW STAMP SIMPLY.

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THE LUCKY WINNER FROM MY BLOG IS:

 MiamiKel from Sandcastle Stamper


Congratulations, MiamiKel!!!

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TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:

Email sharon@stampsimply.com with your complete name and mailing address.

Put GRAND OPENING BLOG HOP WINNER in the subject line.


You must contact Sharon by 5/31/21 or your prize will be forfeited to another.

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Thank you to everyone who hopped along with us!

Check out the entire list of winners on The Stamp Simply Blog HERE!

Thanks again for everyone who participated- hugs and have a great week!

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