Posts Tagged ‘French Foliage’

I’m not sure why masculine cards are so hard to create, but it took awhile for me to finally step back and say, “Enough! It’s done!” ūüôā I kept it simple by using just one color and a very, very simple layout.


Stamps: French Foliage, Sincere Salutations

Paper: Very Vanilla

Ink: Gumball Green, VersaMark

Accessories:¬†Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon,¬†Linen Thread, Designer Natural Button, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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Here’s a retirement card for my boss who is retiring this week. I cased myself and used THIS card for inspiration. ūüėČ The flowers were created by inking up the base stamp in Pool Party ink, stamping off once on scrap paper and then stamping on Whisper White cardstock. The “highlight” stamp was stamped in full-strength Pool Party ink. I then stamped the highlight stamp again in VersaMark ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for added sparkle. I was struggling with the sentiment and was going to use a “congratulations” stamp, but then on a whim (and a little bit of desperation) I did one last search of the catalog and found there IS a “Happy Retirement” stamp in the Teeny Tiny Wishes set! It was the perfect size and font for my card!! It makes me so happy when a card comes together just how I want it to! ūüėČ

Congratulations, Cathy!!! ‚̧


Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Artistic Etchings, French Foliage, Collage Curios

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, VersaMark

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Big Shot, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Large Oval Punch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Sycamore Street Pool Party Ribbon (SAB 2013 retired), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge

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Welcome to the Control Freaks March 2013¬†blog tour! We’ve created projects celebrating Spring and Easter. If you’re following the tour, you’ve just come from¬†LeeAnn Greff’s¬†blog.

Here are my two projects!

PROJECT #1 – Paris in the Spring


Here’s my take on “Paris in the Spring”. I tried to keep the card light and airy-looking by using¬†mostly white with splashes of pink and black. The center panel measures 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. I stamped the script background from French Foliage (such a pretty stamp set!) in Crumb Cake ink at the top and bottom and then stamped the “splatters” in Melon Mambo ink (I stamped off twice before stamping on the panel). The panel was then sponged with Pretty in Pink ink to help it stand out from the background. The tiny butterfly is from the Collage Curios stamp set found in the spring mini.

Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Stippled Blossoms, French Foliage, Collage Curios

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Black StazOn, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Big Shot,¬†3/4″ Circle Punch, Melon Mambo 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon,Tea Lace Paper Doily, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge

PROJECT #2 – Happy Easter


Here’s another mostly white card using Pool Party and a little bit of So Saffron and Wild Wasabi accents. The flowers were made with the second smallest flower on the Blossom Party Originals Die. I applied Dazzling diamonds Glitter to the center of each flower with a 2-Way Glue Pen. The polka-dotted oval is actually vellum cardstock — love the effect of embossing this type of cardstock with SU!’s embossing folders! The bottom corners of the card were rounded by using the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.

Stamps: Delightful Dozen

Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Vellum Cardstock, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi

Ink: Black StazOn

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, Blossom Party Originals Die, Big Shot, 1-3/8″¬†Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button¬†(Pool Party), Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To see the next blog, please click the link below. Patty Bennett is next! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

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Birthday card using the French Foliage stamp set. The leaves were stamped in Gumball Green ink, overstamped in VersaMark ink (using a Stamp-a-ma-jig) and then embossed with clear embossing powder.


Stamps: French Foliage, Blooming with Kindness

Ink: Gumball Green, VersaMark, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Paper: Print Poetry DSP Stack, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Natural Composition Specialty DSP

Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Antique Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Basic Designer Button, Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon, Color Spritzer Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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