Share What You Love Bat Mitzvah Card

Yesterday, along with several other family members, my husband and I were honored to attend our first Bat Mitzvah.  My great niece has been studying for her big day since she was nine years old. I shared her thirteen birthday card on an earlier post.

Since I had no stamp sets specific for Jewish special occasions (adding a request to the Sandbox), I had to improvise quite a bit. Here is what I came up with. At the end is a picture of our special girl, because I never miss a chance to brag about her.

Share What You Love, Designer Series Paper, Celebrate die

Share What You Love

My card base is Tranquil Tide card stock (144246),  I angled a piece of a beautiful new product, our Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926) over the base. This is a double pack of designer Paper, and every piece is gorgeous!

I next added a large dragonfly which I die cut from the largest die in the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die Set (142749) in Blackberry Bliss (133675) card stock. The dragonfly was covered with Clear Wink of Stella (141897).

The finishing touch is a die cut “Celebrate” from the Celebrate You Thinlits Set (146840).

Now here is a picture of our precious girl!


Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s hops are themed around some of our favorite songs. Today’s hop is pulls inspiration from B.B. King’s song “Let the Good Times Roll.” How fun is that?! We’ve created projects that either feature images with wheels (cards, wagons, bikes) or celebrate good times. We are excited to share our projects with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Mediterranean Moments, watercolor

Mediterranean Moments Watercolor

I watercolored the image from Mediterranean Moments (143191) in bright colors using Stampin Up watercolor pencils and Stampin  Write markers. The ribbon is Lemon Lime Twist ombré ribbon (144234).

This piece was mounted on a layer of Cajun Craze card stock  (119684), followed by another layer in Lemon Lime Twist (144245).  Then I mounted my layers on a card base of Thick Whisper White (140272) card stock. I will add a suitable sentiment when I use the card.

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Petal Palette-Something Different

Petal Palette, Thank You, Myths and Magic

Petal Palette Thank you

I have seen literally dozens of beautiful black and white cards made with this set, due to the Designer Series Paper that complements it so well.

Today, I challenged myself to do something completely different.  I could have gone with soft spring colors, but decided to attempt the look of a night sky instead.

My starting point was the rich color of Fresh Fig, which is found in the background piece from the Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (145600).

In order to keep the nighttime look, I stamped the bird from Petal Palette (145788) on a scrap of Fresh Fig card stock (144242).  I then die cut the bird and the branch using Dies from the Petals and More Thinlits Dies (145655). The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped on Basic Gray card stock (121042), then die cut with a Petals and More die. NOTE: you can currently purchase both the stamp set and the dies at a 10% savings by using item number 145974.

I covered the branch with Clear Wink of Stella,  then adhered it to the starry sky. Next, I created a nest for my little bird. The nest is Copper Metallic Thread (141696), and her eggs are Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes (145632).

I mounted the centerpiece with a thin matt of Basic Gray, then attached it to a cardbase of Thick Whisper White (140272).

You can purchase any of the items I used by clicking on the “shop” button at the top of the page.

Please let me know if you have questions or if I can help you in anyway.