You’re the Best


A quick card to say THANK YOU!


Cut a piece of paper from the Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack down to a piece that is 5 1/4″ x 4″.

Take a Stamping Sponge and ink it up with your Berry Burst inkpad. Take the piece you cut and brush around the edges with the Stamping Sponge.


Adhere that piece to your cardstock base (a piece of whisper white cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

Take your Elegant Eggplant cardstock and cut a piece down to 1″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere that to your card as shown in photo.


Using the Label Me Pretty stamp set, stamp the outer image for your sentiment using your Berry Burst inkpad on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Then, stamp “You’re the Best” using your Elegant Eggplant inkpad..


Using your Pretty Label punch, punch out your sentiment piece.


Adhere the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals over the center of the card on the Elegant Eggplant piece.

You’re Done!

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What a beautiful quote on this card! It’s something a friend may appreciate to hear now and then. This is an easy way to let them know you are thinking about them!

  1. Cut your cardstock to these measurements:
    Wisteria Wonder 8 1/2 by 5 1/2
    Rose Red 5 1/4 by 4
    Whisper White 3 3/4 by 5
  2. Using the Beautiful You stamp set, stamp your sentiment down in the lower right corner of the Whisper White cardstock using your Rose Red inkpad.
  3. Using your Archival Basic Black inkpad, stamp the image of the woman in the middle of your Whisper White cardstock. It’s okay if she is not perfectly centered, the sentiment will offset any imperfections.
  4. Using your Watercolor Pencils, color in the following:
    Her hat using Daffodil Delight
    Her top using Melon Mambo
    Her skirt using Rich Razzleberry
  5. Take your Blender Pen and go over her hat. Wipe your Blender Pen clean again and run it over her whole dress repeatedly until you get a “mixed watercolor” look.
  6. Adhere your Wisteria Wonder, Rose Red & Whisper White cardstock. You’re done!

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!  I hope you find something here that will give you some inspiration for your cardmaking!

I started with my very first card post just a bit ago and hope you will like it!

Allana Brunk
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Just a Note to Lift Your Spirits

Here is one of my new favorite cards using a stamp set I love! It features the Lift Me Up stamp set and matching Up & Away thinlits and some fun new techniques!

  1. Cut a piece of Soft Sky cardstock to 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 for your card base.
    Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4 by 5 1/4.
  2. Using the brand new Embossing Paste, Soft Sky reinker, and the Clouds Decorative Mask from the new Pattern Party Decorative Masks, you will now create the cloud background. Tame a small amount of Embossing Paste (maybe 2-3 tsp) and combine it with 2 drops of Soft Sky reinker in a small bowl. Mix well.
  3. *Make sure you are using some grid or scratch paper to set your piece of Whisper White down on. The Paste can get messy! Lay the Clouds Decorative Mask over your piece of Whisper White. I taped the mask to my grid paper to keep the mask from moving. Using the Palette Knives, apply the Paste evenly over the Clouds Decorative Mask. Smooth it back and forth as best as you can while covering all of the open Clouds over your cardstock. You don’t need a lot of paste applied, one smooth layer is plenty.
  4. Remove the Clouds Decorate Mask and wash it off along with your knives. Set the cardstock off to the side to dry, it dries pretty quickly. You can also use your Heat Gun to dry it even faster, way fast! Just make sure you are using a “waving” motion with the Heat Gun and not holding it in one spot to prevent “burning”. Once it’s dry, adhere it to the Soft Sky card base you cut first.
  5. Using some Whisper White cardstock and the Lift Me Up stamp set, stamp the 2 balloon images using the Archival Basic Black inkpad.
  6. Now we are going to use the Watercolor Pencils to color in your balloons. You can use whatever colors you would to. I used Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay & Calypso Coral.
  7. Then, I took a Blender Pen and brushed over the balloons. This blends the Watercolor Pencils. I brushed over all the balloons all at once giving it a “vintage” look. You can also brush over the colors individually cleaning your Blender Pen after each color.
  8. Using your Up & Away thinlits and the Big Shot, cut out your balloons. Use Dimensionals to adhere them to your Clouds.
  9. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 1 by 3 1/4 and stamp your sentiment using the Rich Razzleberry inkpad. Then taking the Banner Triple punch, punch out the left side of the cardstock to make it look like a banner. Adhere that to your Clouds with adhesive.
  10. Lastly, I HAD to add a little sparkle with one of the new Glitter Enamel Dots! How can you not love those?!? I love sparkle!

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