Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Celebrate

Happy Saturday!  What a wonderful weekend to celebrate this beautiful USA and our patriots.  My Stampin’ Up! Celebrate card is dedicated to all of our service men and women, past and present, who have served all over the world to keep us free!  


Stampin' Up! Celebrate


The inspiration for the sketch is from Hand Stamped Sentiments #241.



And, I’m also playing along with the TGIF color challenge # 62


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I wanted to make a patriotic card anyway for this 4th of July weekend, so the TGIF62 challenge was a perfect one to play along with!  I hope you will check out both of the sites to see all of the beautiful cards there.


Stampin' Up! Celebrate


I employed several different stamp sets for my Stampin’ Up! Celebrate card.  First, I stamped the splotched image from Swirly Bird in Night of Navy onto a panel of Whisper White.  That panel was rounded on the left side with the Project Life Corner Punch.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to some of the splotches to give it some bling.  This panel was framed with a panel of Real Red that also had the corner rounded. The banners are punched with the Banner Triple punch in Navy Floral Boutique DSP and Real Red from the Brights DSP stacks and adhered to the art panel with multipurpose liquid glue.  


Stampin' Up! Celebrate


I die cut a Real Red star using the 3rd from the smallest Stars Framelits; die cut the 2nd to the smallest star in Dazzling Diamonds DSP, and glued them together.  I used the Celebrate stamp from Celebrate Today for my sentiment.  It is stamped with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled with White Embosing Powder, then heat embossed.  I popped it onto the stars with dimensionals, added dimensionals to the back of the stars and popped it onto the banners.  

I used one of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets dies to cut out the small red stars.  They have Wink of Stella applied to them also and are attached with a small dot of glue.

My whole art panel was then added to the Whisper White card base with dimensionals.


Stampin' Up! Celebrate


For the inside, I stamped some more of the splotches, except this time, they are in Real Red.  I chose the sentiment from Watercolor Words and stamped it in Night of Navy, then added some strips of the DSP used on the front to the bottom.  The Night of Navy stars also have some clear Wink of Stella applied to them.  

Hope you have enjoyed my Stampin’ Up! Celebrate card and hope you are celebrating this beautiful weekend with friends and/or family!



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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Words and Rose Wonder

Today’s card uses Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Words and Rose Wonder stamps as well as my Botanical Builder Framelits Dies to deliver an inspirational card for someone special.  


Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder


The beauty of the Botanical Builder Dies is that you can do flower colors and leaf shapes for any season!  I chose some spring colors with the Botanical Gardens DSP (retiring), Mint Macaron and  Daffodil Delight.  
Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder


I started by cutting a panel of Whisper White and the floral DSP the same size (3 7/8 x 5 1/8), then used the long leaf die to die cut the Whisper White panel.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Words in Basic Black ink onto the bottom of the white panel.  Then, I adhered the two panels together with liquid glue.  I really like using this glue when you need to position something to very carefully line it up!

Then, I pulled out the flower dies and cut them out using Mint Macaron,  Daffodil Delight and Basic Black card stocks. 


Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder


I framed the art panel with a little larger panel of Mint Macaron, using liquid glue, then popped it onto the Daffodil Delight card base with dimensionals.  

For the inside of the card, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Basic Black ink and added a few stamped flowers to match the DSP.  The flowers were from the Sale-a-Bration Botanicals for You stamp set.

Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder



Watercolor Words and Rose Wonder stamps will not be retiring this year, so you have another year to use these great stamp sets!  The Envelope Liners Framelits are retiring, so snatch them up soon!



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