Friday, June 22, 2018

SSINK Wedding Card

This SINK post came in handy because I needed to make a wedding card for a wedding we're going to in August.

The colors of the invitation we received were blue, green and silver, so I designed this card with those colors; Night of Navy, Old Olive and Silver.

I used the Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Framelits to make this pretty card.  The roses are colored with Night of Navy and Old Olive Stampin' Blends, and classic Night of Navy and Old Olive inks are used for the background leaves and center verse.

Silver foil paper adds a nice touch as a border and filigree strips. The cardbase is Night of Navy cardstock which nicely sets everything off.

What fun is the inside of a card without a pretty message?  I stamped the cluster of roses and colored the same as those on the front.  The words on the front and in the middle are from Bouquet Bunches.

The rest of the design team members have made more lovely wedding cards to share with you.  Hop over to our blog, SSINKspiration to check them out.

Monday, June 18, 2018

SSINK Fun Fold Challenge: Easel Card

Easel cards are so much fun to make, and much easier than you might think.  They really are a great way to feature your favorite stamp or framelit.

This was the first time I've used Apron of Love and the Apron Builder Framelits, but it won't be the last!  This set is so much fun!

The base of the easel is the pretty new In-Color, Blueberry Bushel and the striped paper is from the In-Color DSP pack. I used Daffodil Delight as the base to layer everything onto, and as the apron color.

I love how the ruffles under the pocket goes so nicely with the doily.  Fancy!

This side view shows the "easel" part of the card.

When the front is propped up against the label that's popped up, the card will stand all by itself.

Yes, I DO love stamping!  And I hope you do too.

See what other easel cards the rest of the SSINK Design Team have made by going to our blog.

Friday, June 15, 2018

SSINK Father's Day Card

I like to keep my cards simple.  And this is one of the simplest, but most versatile cards designs you can make.

I love, love, LOVE this new stamp set, Enjoy Life.  My dad taught us how to enjoy life, and I will always be thankful to him for that.

The colors of this card don't show up well in the picture, but in real life, they are very nice together; the base and leaves are Mossy Meadow and the top layer is Very Vanilla.  All the words are Early Espresso, the butterflies are Blackberry Bliss and the bird is Night of Navy.


See what the other SSINK Design Team members made for Father's Day by going to our blog.

Happy Father's Day to all dads!

Monday, June 11, 2018

SSINK Introducing the 2018-2020 New In-Colors!

I've been holding monthly stamp classes for years now.  One of the things we always make in the New Catalog class in June is a bookmark with the new In-Colors.

This year I added my class schedule to the back of the bookmark.  A little reminder never hurts!

In-Colors are a great addition to the rest of our colors.  They aren't necessarily designed to go with each other, but to enhance the rest of the color collections.

Check out the SSINKspiration blog to see what the other design team members made with the new In-Colors.  Leave us your comments - we love hearing from you!

Friday, June 8, 2018

SSINK Gardening

I love to garden.  I love to quilt.  I love to stamp.  So why not combine all three?

The new Garden Impressions DSP pack is so, SO pretty!  I've been using it for several other projects so I had a lot of scraps I could use to make this patchwork quilt card.

To make the squares look like they were stitched, I cut each piece out with one of the squares of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The "binding" of the "quilt" is a piece of DSP from the new In-Colors DSP pack, and the sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. All that is layered onto my favorite new In-Color, Blueberry Bushel, then onto a Whisper White base.

Garden. Quilt. Stamp.

Take a few minutes and go to our blog and see what the other design team members have made.  I'm sure they've had fun in the garden too.