Crafty Betty

Project 40 of 365: Bloomin’ Beautiful in Classic Stripes June 29, 2010

So here we are.  Already at the end of my 3 card tribute to the soon retiring Bloomin Beautiful stamp set 😦  This is one of those sets that I was truly surprised about when they announced it was retiring.  I almost wish I would have posted these in the reverse order and ended with the card I liked the best instead of starting with the one I liked best….but this is a cute card too, and best of all it is super simple.  Who wouldn’t smile if they received such a brightly colored card.

This card was inspired by a card from the demo only site by Robin Merriman.

Project 40 of 365: Bloomin’ Beautiful in Classic Stripes

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40 of 365: Bloomin' Beautiful in Classic Stripes

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Whisper White
  • Kiwi Kiss

Ink:

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Kiwi Kiss
  • Crushed Curry

Markers:

  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive

Stamps:

  • Bloomin’ Beautiful
  • Classic Stripes

Accessories:

  • Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon
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39 of 365: Monotone Bloomin’ Beautiful

I’m back…the second card in my tribute to the retiring Bloomin’ Beautiful set is this monotone card with a splash of melon mambo.  I really love the look of these black and white cards that just use color to frame or pop the project.  My little twist on this one is that I used basic gray and white instead of the full out black and white.  Once again I also highlighted one of the blooms with the Crystal Effects.

38 of 365: Monotone Bloomin’ Beautiful

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39 of 365: Monotone Bloomin' Beautiful

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Whisper White
  • Basic Gray
  • Melon Mambo

Ink:

  • Basic Gray
  • Basic Black

Stamps:

  • Bella Toile
  • Bloomin’ Beautiful

Accessories:

  • Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon
  • Crystal Effects
  • Square Lattice Textured Impression Emboss Folder
 

Project 38 of 365: Bloomin’ Beautiful Velvet

Hi All!

Today I decided to do a tribute to a stamp set that I am very sad to be seeing retire tomorrow 😦  I just love the flower stamp from the Bloomin’ Beautiful set, and just as I am starting to use it more and more it has to go and retire on me.  So here is my tribute….3 cards to honor “Bloomin’ Beautiful.”

This first card is pretty darn cool.  I liked it even more when I accidently tore the old olive paper while in the process of distressing it.  I decided to continue with that piece by just haphazardly pasting it back together, because what says distressed better than torn and tattered??? Doesn’t that wrinkled and inked background look fabulous?

Project 38 of 365: Bloomin’ Beautiful Velvet

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38 of 365: Bloomin' Beautiful Velve

This photo doesn’t show it very well, but the red part of the flower is heavily covered with Crystal Effects.  This glassy dimensional element is what takes this card from good to great!  Before I forget to mention it…this card was inspired by a card made by Victoria Harrell.  She posted a similar card on the demonstrator only site, and this is my take on her card, with several alterations.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White
  • Old Olive

Ink:

  • Kiwi Kiss
  • Old Olive
  • Basic Black

Markers:

  • Old Olive
  • Real Red
  • Cherry Cobbler

Stamps:

  • Bloomin’ Beautiful
  • En Francais

Accessories:

  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Black Velvet Ribbon (non-SU)
  • Crystal Effects

Well that’s my start to my Bloomin’ Beautiful Tribute. More to come shortly…

StampinBetty

 

Project 33 of 365: One Layer Wonder June 17, 2010

Ok….One more card….I told you I had a lot of projects for you today.  I have been so busy crafting, but not so busy about posting 🙂

This last post I have for you today is pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself.  Split Coast Stampers has many weekly challenges, one of them is the Technique Lovers Challenge.  The challenge is to create projects using whichever technique they list on Sunday.  This week’s challenge was to complete a One Layer Card.  I almost did not participate in this challenge.  Some of you might be thinking easy, piece of cake, but not me.  I was thinking how the heck could I possibly make something cool with just 1 piece of paper!!  I have NEVER done a one layer card.  In fact, I often make those darn cards that won’t even fit into an envelope. LOL!!  So this was truly a challenge for me.

Late last night it finally clicked for me.  I had seen a Michelle Zindorf card (I think she might just be my stamping hero!) where I would have sworn this card had 4 layers, but it only had two.  So I cased that card, and even reduced it an additional layer so that it truly was a one layer card, and in my opinion a One Layer Wonder.

What would I have done if I had not found Michelle Zinforf’s inspiring blog?  She has opened up a whole new world of stamping for me.  She is actually a watercolor artist, who has taken her watercolor skills, and her fabulous understanding of color and dimension and has transformed them into a way of helping us crafters feel a bit more artisitc.  Visit her blog and see a tutorial for her version of this card HERE.

Project 33 of 365: One Layer Wonder

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33 0f 365: One Layer Wonder

All I can say is wow!  I am always amazed by how well her tutorials work out.  I would have never been able to think up something like this on my own.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Whisper White

Ink:

  • Cameo Coral Craft
  • Old Olive Craft
  • Versa Mark Marker
  • Sahara Sand
  • Soft Suede
  • Chocolate Chip

Stamps:

  • Bloomin Beautiful
  • Baroque Motifs

Accessories:

  • Clear Emboss Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Gold Paint Marker
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom, and Soft Suede)
  • Post-It Note
  • Stampin Sponges

Well, that is all for today….Back into the Craft room to come up with more…

StampinBetty