Sunday, April 13, 2014

Coloring on Sahara Sand

This picture does not do this card justice. The white embossing detail doesn't show clearly, rest assured the embossing shows a nice clean intricate design. I had seen some cards where people colored a white embossed image with markers on Kraft card stock. The colors look very nice in contrast with the white line art. I decided to give it a try, I didn't want something as dark as Kraft, so I used Sahara Sand.
I used the flower from the Flower Shop stamp set, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I simply stamped the flower multiple times on the Sahara Sand with Versamark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder. I colored in the images with Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral. I repeated this color scheme on the sentiment, it is stamped in Calypso Coral and matted with Coastal Cabana.


Flower Shop stamp set (w.130939,c.130942)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (w.128748, c.127802)
Sahara Sand card stock (121043)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Coastal Cabana marker (in color set -131260)
Calypso Coral marker (subtles set - 131263)
Calypso Coral ink (126983)
Versamark Ink (102283)
White embossing powder (109132)
Word Window Punch (119857)
Modern Label Punch (119849)
Pearls (119247)

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ten Minute Card - Hope

This card is a combination of inspiration from multiple cards I've seen in various places like the demonstrator website and on Pinterest. I'm using one of my favorite stamp sets again - Blooming with Kindness. As I look at it now, the one thing I would change is adding a Coastal Cabana mat around the embossed panel, and then mounting it on a white card base.


  • Make card base out of Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Emboss the Whisper White panel with the Framed Tulips Embossing folder, trim to the scallop design using trimmer
  • Cut a 3 1/8" x 4 3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock to use as a mat inside the embossed design
  • Cut a 2 7/8 x 4 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock to stamp on
  • Using the En Francais background stamp, ink with Coastal Cabana ink - Stamp off onto a scrap piece of paper, then stamp onto the white card stock
  • Ink the Bloom from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set, stamp on the upper right corner of the card stock
  • Ink the Hope sentiment with Coastal Cabana ink and stamp in the lower left corner
  • Adhere stamped panel onto the Coastal Cabana mat
  • Adhere mat inside the embossed panel design
  • Adhere embossed panel to the card base


All of these materials are available to purchase through my Stampin' Up! online store. Feel free to order there or to email me at

  • Blooming with Kindess Stamp Set (c.126422 w.131961)
  • En Francais Stamp Set (c.127790, w.128562)
  • Coastal Cabana Ink Pad (131175)
  • Coastal Cabana Card Stock (131297)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809)