Summer of Stamping with Brandi!

Hi there and welcome to my stop on the Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping blog hop. I’m so glad you’re here! This week we’re releasing three awesome sets by Brandi that are prefect right now — and I couldn’t resist making a card with each one.

These are all on the clean and simple side, because well yeah, summer! Plus I wanted to send out a bunch of cards, because we all could use some right now. They all also happen to be square cards, because it’s hip to be square, right? :)

Let me walk ya through ’em!

Thank You For Being a Friend

My first card for today uses the new Thank You For Being a Friend stamp — it’s so fun you all! And why yes, the Golden Girls theme song HAS been going through my head for days now — gotta love Betty White! I just looked her up and she’s 98! I can remember watching the show with my Grandma and both of us laughing so hard. Thinking of watching the show again…!

This card comes together super fast so you can make multiples and give them to all your friends! And I have a little secret to share: it only uses TWO colors of ink!

For this card I used tiki torch and party dress — that orange is where they overlap! I just put the stamp on my MISTI, inked it with tiki torch in one corner, stamped it, cleaned it and then inked in the opposite corner with party dress.

Here are some other colors I tried just to give ya some ideas!

From left to right, that’s tiki torch and party dress, fiesta blue and party dress, and tiki torch and fiesta blue!

I gave the card a little detailing by cutting out the sentiment with one of the squares from the Essential Squares die set — I’ve really been into how it makes that simple frame!

Now for the next card…

Mondo Pansy

The new Mondo Pansy set is so fun to color! Plus it has such good sentiments with it.

For the past few weeks I’ve been challenging myself to only use the 6 colors found in the Daniel Smith Essentials set and I feel like I’ve really upped my color mixing game!

The Daniel Smith Essentials set is a boxed set of 6 colors that come in tubes. I put them in my lil pocket palette by Art Toolkit. It’s so cute! Maria, the owner/creator of the pocket palette is one of my art heroes!

I have a quick video over on instagram showing how I colored this! These Mondo Pansies almost color themselves y’all!

Last but not least…

You Should Know

My last card today uses the You Should Know set — and you should know that it has so many good sentiments in it that I couldn’t decide which one to put on my card — so I just left it blank for now :)

This is another card that’s so much fun to color — I could just sit and color all day.

I used the Daniel Smith Essentials set on this one as well — it has such a good range of colors.


We’ve got a super fun prize! One lucky random commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! And don’t forget to comment here too for a bonus entry. Comment before Saturday, July 18th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.

Hop On!

Your next stop on the hop is Michele’s blog — just wait ’til ya see what she’s made! Here’s the full list:


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Find a combo with Brandi’s full release HERE! This includes all 3 of her new stamps. You can find them individually below, too!

Thanks so much for joining me! And remember, just keep going. xoxo

66 Replies to “Summer of Stamping with Brandi!”

  1. Scraporcraft says:

    Nice look to the coloring. I like the look of the flowers as well as the backgrounds.

  2. Beautiful cards and I love the soft watercoloring and white embossing. So pretty and fun.

    1. Lauryne Cunningham says:

      Beautiful cards! Gorgeous water coloring and I love the twine!

  3. I love the softness of the watercolored cards!! So pretty!

  4. Louanne Collins says:

    Lovely cards! Especially love the Mondo Pansy – love all the Mondo stamp sets!

  5. How happy and colourful are these?! :-)

  6. As soon as I saw the sentiment the song started and hasn’t stopped! I like how you made it two tone. The water coloured flowers are beautiful.

  7. Connie Johnson says:

    Hi Lisa :) Your cards are lovely!!! Awesome colors you achieved with your watercolors! Prayers for health for you and yours my southerly friend! Thanks for inspiring me :)

  8. Beautiful! I am intimidated by water coloring, but I will definitely have to try it. This stamp set inspires me to try ^-^.

  9. Miriam Prantner says:

    Such pretty cards! I love the multi-colored sentiments and LOVE how you painted the Mondo Pansy!

  10. I have started watching Golden Girl re-runs and they are fun. Love this style of watercoloring, simple enough for me to do, lovely results. Thanks!

  11. Autumn Bell says:

    That inking overlap is stunning! I will definitely try that technique. The mondo pansy stole me heart. Adding to wish list. TFS

  12. WOW — love your watercolors! Gorgeous!

  13. Darlene Cope says:

    I am not good at water-coloring. These sets make me want to try harder!

  14. Paulyne VanderSloot says:

    It looks all summery on all the cards. I like them.

  15. Lubomira Saavedra says:

    Mondo Pansy set is definitely on my wish list. I love the softness of the card created here.

  16. 3 wonderful cards, but the 2nd one stole my heart! I’ll be checking your video!

  17. I love that you are challenging yourself with limited colors. I need to start doing that myself. I believe that really opens up the mind to more creativity.

  18. These new stamps watercolor beautifully and your cards turned out super pretty.

  19. sharon gullikson says:

    Your yellow/orange Poppy looking flowers are so pretty. I love the look you achieved.

  20. barbara lassiter says:

    Beautiful work! The pansy card is my favorite. I’m going to wing it and see what happens when I try to paint a pansy! After that I’ll have to order the stamp. The Mondo designs are all really nice!

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