Splendid Thoughts Class Card

Stampin Up Splendid Thoughts

This is the third card that we made during a Stampin’ Up!® class meeting.  I posted the first two HERE.  The classes are all online and are for Demonstrators only.  Stampin’ Up! gives us a list of the products and card stock measurements ahead of time and then we can make the cards together on a Zoom call or watch the video at a later time.  All of the cards we made used the Splendid Day Suite which is in the Stampin’ Up!® Up! 2022 July – December Mini Catalog.

To make this card I first stamped the background using the Rays Of Light stamp.  I used Soft Succulent ink on a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Soft Succulent card stock.  Then I randomly re-inked the stamp with some Versamark ink, sprinkled some Heat & Stick Powder over it and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  You have to be careful not to overheat it because the Heat & Stick Powder will lose its stickiness if you do.  Then I pressed some Gilded Leafing on it.  You can see it stuck only where the Heat & Stick Powder was.  I adhered this to a Soft Succulent card base.  By the way, the Glided Leafing tends to fly all over the place so I put mine in a box and then press the cardstock over the leafing and brush off the excess with a sponge or brush.

Next, I stamped a piece of Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent card stock using Evening Evergreen ink using three stamps from the stamp set called Splendid Thoughts and cut them out using the coordinating dies from Splendid Stems.  You can save 10% if you purchase them in a bundle.  I cut out another leaf in Evening Evergreen card stock.  Although the class did not use Gold Foil, I decided to cut out a couple of pieces for my card.  I know.  I always have to change or add to a design.  It was also supposed to be a Christmas card but I made it a birthday card instead.  I layered all of these on top of the piece of card stock where I used the Rays Of Light stamp.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark heat, sprinkled some Gold embossing powder over it and heat set it with my Heat tool on a piece of Real Red card stock.  Then I cut it out with another die from the Splendid Stems set.

I will post the fourth card in a few days.


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Let’s Set Sail With Rays Of Light

Stampin Up Let's Set Sail

This was an exciting week for some of my grandchildren.  Emory started kindergarten, Madelyn started second grade and Nolan is going to pre-kindergarten!  I just can not believe how much they have grown up in so short a time.  As they say “Days go slow but years go fast!”.  I will show photos at the end of this post.

Rays Of Lights is a new background stamp in the 2022/2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  I really like how it can highlight an image and I love the texture it has with the lines instead of having totally solid lines.  I decided to pair this background stamp with the bundle called Let’s Set Sail.  This bundle includes the stamp set called Let’s Set Sail and the Sailboat Builder Punch.  You can save 10% by ordering it using the bundle item number.

To make this card, I first stamped the Rays Of Light in Daffodil Delight ink.  I stamped the sails in Tahitian Tide and the sailboat in Parakeet Party ink.  Then I punched them out using the Sailboat Builder Punch.  I stamped the “water” in Starry Sky ink on a piece of Basic White card stock and then cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and the birds.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Cottage Wreaths.  This set is in the 2022 July – December Catalog.  It has coordinating dies called Country Wreaths.

Here are some of the first day of school photos of Emy, Maddie and Nolan that I promised to post:

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