My dear, dear friend (and now downline-who is a rock star) had her birthday a few days ago. I hate giving my club members and downline cards that I have done in classes. (Since they probably made them already) So I whipped this out in about 20 minutes! First I stamped the outline of the rose with Memento Black. I find it easier to use the darker and more crisp images to line up 2 and 3 step stamps. I used Daffodil Delight for the more solid color and Crushed Curry for the more detailed image. The best part of this bundle is that you can cut out the flower with your dies and die cutting machine! AND look at the gorgeous stitched shape for your sentiment!
The dies also included the trellis shaped border and shapes to cut out our leaves! So simple, yet a beautiful card!! Get ready, I have already created 8 card designs, made the advent calendar, the tag kit, and some ornaments!! The mojo is flowing!!
I wanted the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, but I didn’t know how stunning they would turn out when you cut them out with the Big Shot! Wow! I can’t wait to make more and cut them up to make a collage/framed art piece! It comes with 20 dies! I placed them in the photo so you could see one has more detail than the other. I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with the Basic Black cut out for a simple adhesion to the Calypso Coral! (if you have ever had/heard of a Zyron, this is very similar-but easier)
The background is watercolor paper with Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight watercolor pencils mixed with water from the Aqua Painter. THEN I squeezed a liberal amount of Wink of Stella Clear over that! SOOOO pretty in person!
And remember how I told you the Rectangle Stitched Framelits are a must? Well, I used it again here to paper save and add more texture to this card! The DSP is the FREE Botanical Butterfly DSP-each flip side as a Black & White design on it!
A quick sentiment that is easily cut out with a punch and coordinating stamp from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!
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This card reminds me of the Cobalt Blue plates that my grandmother had showcased in her china cabinet! It is a simple, yet elegant card!
The catch is this is a Host set only! The set also has a lace doily, a detailed bee, and beautiful accents to add more visual effects on your project!
It features the new In Color 2018-2020 Blueberry Bushel and it’s coordinating DSP pack! If you are just starting out, this is a great card layout for you! All I used was one color ink, 2 cardstock colors, 1 stamp set, adhesive, and baker’s twine (optional). This is a go to layout for me when I am stumped for a quick card too! I can change it up a bit with colors, textures, images, and embellishments-and no one notices!
Here is a video to show how simple it is to create! The end has the item numbers too!
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Don’t you just love dandelions! It’s such a sweet childhood memory for most! When I saw this set in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog-it was on my top 3 list! I needed a technique for my stamp club this week, so I used the plastic wrap technique! It’s such a simple technique and it was perfect to create a soft background for this stamp set!
Use 2 to 3 re-inker colors and place a few drops into the lid of it’s corresponding color.
Use an aqua painter with rubbing alcohol in it and mix a few drops into the ink.
Wad up some plastic wrap and dab into the color. Randomly smoosh it onto Glossy White Cardstock.
I then stamped the images in Versa Mark and then Silver Embossing powder. Once it is heat set you can adhere it to the Whisper White mat. I paper saved the sentiment on the Pool Party base color and punched it out with Classic Label punch. Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing folder.
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I have seen a ton of posts about how to use the Stamparatus to make a wreath pattern with ease! Dawn Griffin has a wonderful tutorial that helped spark my creation! I am holding a class on how to use the Stamparatus on August 5th! There are so many wonderful tips and tricks that this tool can make stamp placement a piece of cake!
I started off with the Tea Room Specialty DSP for a fun color combination. I used one of the fun patterned papers from the pack. Then I used a strip of Crushed Curry to accent the side of the Costal Cabana card base.
I then used the stampartus and a template that I made using the Layering Squares dies. I am in the process of making a video to show how fun you can have with this technique.
I followed the wreath with the Classic Label punch and a strip of Blackberry Bliss just a little bigger than the width and length of the punch. Then I trimmed off the sides using the puched piece as a guide. I then finished it off with Basic Rhinestones and some White Baker’s Twine.
I am in love with the Tropical Chic suite!! The colors are so fun and vibrant! But I have to admit that I didn’t look at this set as one of my first “have to have” sets. My friend used this suite and it just was love at first site! In fact this is a sneak peek of the Creative Class to Go for August! (more to come about that in August).
I have made 4 cards already with this set! This card was really simple to make but it has a lot of character! I cut a strip of Tropical Escape DSP. Then I cut a piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper a tad smaller than the Big Shot leaf die. Next, I took a piece of Basic Black and ran it through the Big Shot with the palm leaves cut outs. I then placed the glimmer paper behind the Basic Black with Glue Dots. I popped the whole piece up with Dimensionals and added the birthday sentiment.
I used the new Shaded Spruce ink pad….it is one of my favorites next to the Granny Apple Green!
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I saw the Better with You stamp set in the new Annual Catalog, and I had to give no line water coloring a try! I was having a hard time deciding on a color scheme and my friend suggested the mad bluebird!
Photo Courtesy of Stephen L Tabone
I had never heard of them before and he was so cute!! My water coloring wasn’t exactly no line, but I love how it turned out!
It’s super easy to create! This will be the technique for club this month!
Use a light color to stamp the image you want to color. I used Sahara Sand.
Use your aqua painter & ink refills to create the watercolor images
If you want darker shading, wait for the first layer to dry completely.
I did use a Stampin’ Write marker tip to define his eye and beak.
I completed the look with a pearl colored with a black sharpie.
The background of the Balmy Blue is the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder! It turns your card stock into textured in a flash!
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