Cards, Techniques

Senior Years

Hello and welcome! Today I have a pair of His and Hers retirement cards to share with you using the Senior Years stamp set.

Senior Years Retirement cards

The Senior Years stamp set is filled with funny age-reference sentiments and these two adorable images. Using just this stamp set you can make some fantastic birthday and retirement cards. Just add in some other sayings and the possibilities with these images will be endless!

Senior Years stamp set

His & Hers Senior Years Retirement Cards

Starting with a card I had seen on Pinterest I created this fun masculine retirement card. I used the inked embossing folder technique to get make the brick background. To do this you simply ink the raised side of your embossing folder before running it through your embossing machine. I love how it gives that distress look to the brick and it is super easy to clean … just rinse folder under water and dry!!

With the Stitched Rectangles dies I cut out three rectangles in different sizes and layered them together. Using the stitched banner die included with the Tasteful Labels dies I cut out the retirement sentiment on Just Jade.

I “bumped” up the sweet little banner with dimensionals and then pulled out my Stampin’ Blends to colour! I just love how it turned out 🙂

Next I created this pretty feminine retirement card in much the same manner.

I used a softer colour scheme of Petal Pink, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Calypso Coral. This is one of my go-to colour combinations at the moment!

To add a little humour and to complete the card I have stamped the inside of both cards.

Thank you so much for popping in today! I will include a full list of the products I used to make both of these cards at the end of my post.

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Happy stamping!!

~ Dee

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A Fun Marble Background Technique

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I want to share with you a simple and fun marble background technique. With just a few basic supplies you can make fabulous backgrounds for your next project!

For this technique you just need the following supplies; marbles, cardstock, ink refills and a container with a lid. That’s it!!

The first card that I created using the Marble technique features the Crafting Forever stamp set. This stamp set is being retired and will not be in the new catalogue being released in June.

For this card I chose a primary colour scheme … Crushed Curry, Pacific Point and Calypso Coral. I love the way the colours all came together!

Next I decided to go with a softer feel using the Daisy Lane stamp set.

This is one of my favourite stamp sets from the current catalogue … I love daisies! There are coordinating punches for both of the daisy images which makes creating with this set super easy!

For this background I chose to use Seaside Spray, Flirty Flamingo and Rococo Rose. Together they made the perfect background for the card I was creating.

This inking technique is so much fun, I could have kept creating all day!!

You’ll be creating beautiful backgrounds in a multiple of colours in no time at all!

Let Me Show You How

I have done up a video tutorial on this fun marble background technique and posted it to my YouTube channel. Click on the link below to check it out! I will post a complete list of the products that I used for both cards below the YouTube link.

Supply List for Card #1

Supply List for Card #2

Thank you so much for popping in today. I hope that you enjoyed the post and feel inspired to give this fun technique a try!

If you want to try another fun background techniques check out this prior post Leave a Little Sparkle

Happy Stamping!

~ Dee

Cards, My Creations, Techniques

Mirror Image Stamping

Hello and thank you for stopping by today to check out my blog!!

Today I want to share with you a card I designed using a Mirror Image stamping technique. Have you ever had a stamp image that you wished was facing the opposite direction? Well after you learn this technique that will never be an issue again.

The card I want to share features the Free As A Bird stamp set by Stampin’ UP!

The image that I am going to use for this technique is the cute little bird in the bottom left hand corner. He works perfectly for this and combined the two birds make a perfectly lovely wedding card!!

Aren’t they sweet … Love Birds!!

All you need for this technique is a silicone craft sheet. Stamp the image on to the silicone craft sheet. Flip it over and press stamped image on to the paper directly where you want it.

Let Me Show You

I have created a video tutorial to demonstrate the mirror image technique for you. This is my very first video I have made so please by kind … I have not yet learned the art of video editing… LOL!

Well what do you think … easy peasy? I love this stamping technique!!

I created another card using this technique and the adorable rain boots stamp that was in the March Paper Pumpkin kit. These boots are so stinkin’ cute!

The possibilities are endless!!

Thank you again for popping in, I am so glad that you did. Take care, stay safe & healthy and Happy Crafting!!

~ Dee

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