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Gorgeous Fall Leaves

Who is ready for fall?? I am ready for the cooler weather, sweaters, hot beverages, and all the colored leaves painted by nature!

I had to have the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle the moment I saw it in the Holiday Mini Catalog! I did have a hard time getting my mojo going-so I went to look at cards I have made in the past. Here is the card I made a while ago using Faux Metal that to inspired making this one! I looked at the elements that I wanted to bring to life in my current card. I used the banner and the leaves bunched up to re-create the layout. I love to CASE cards that I see around and sometimes my own! It always gets me back to creating seamlessly!

Another tip to help with color coordination is to use the DSP (Designer Series Paper) that you are wanting to use-turn it over and they list all the colors for you. In this case, I used the Misty Moonlight and Basic White piece of the paper. I wanted to use more true fall colors, so I chose Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Bumblebee for my colors.

I stamped the various leaf images by stamping off on scratch paper first, then the color on color cardstock. This created a softer look. (Color on Color is the same ink color on the matching cardstock color) Then it was off to the Stamp, Cut, and Die Machine (SCEM). I cut out the stamped leaves, some of the more intricate leaves, the branch, and one leaf I used the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper for that bling!

I used the Bark 3D Embossing Folder to add more texture for the background plus a double bow I made using Linen Thread. I tied in the Blue using Night of Navy for the sentiment!

I just love the detail! I added the items to a list below that you can click on to go and order right from my website!

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Product List
Gorgeous Leaves Bundle
$44.00
Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Intricate Leaves Dies
$28.00
Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Harvest Meadow 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Linen Thread
$5.00
Bark 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Christmas

Elegant Evergreen Trees

I have to admit that the Holiday Catalog is always my favorite one of the catalogs! BUT I saw the Evergreen Elegance Bundle, I had to have it! It coordinates so well with the Tidings of Christmas suite! It’s funny that I am playing with this set after getting all the new Holiday sets in last week!.

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class, so it needed to have simple elements that wowed! This card used 2 punches, a stamp set, some inks, and DSP! (Oh and ribbon)

The card base is an A2 card (5 1/2″x 8 1/2″) of Evening Evergreen. I used a sheet of the Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP for the background. Next, you will cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler to 3 1/4″x 5 1/2″ and a piece of Basic White 3″x 5 1/2″. The stamping was simple. I used all 3 sizes of the trees and stamped them full strength with Evening Evergreen, THEN I stamped again without inking! You can get more bang for your buck by not reinking your stamp! It gives you a nice lighter hue of your color! I used the Label Me Fancy punch for the Noel from the Tidings & Trimmings set. (I only used the Evening Evergreen ink for this card).

To add some shimmer and pop to the card, I punched some Gold Metallic Specialty paper out with the Evergreen Border! I glued that on top of the Gold Shimmer ribbon and that was it!

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Product List
Evergreen Elegance Bundle (English)
$40.50
Evergreen Elegance Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Tidings & Trimmings Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Evergreen Border Punch
$23.00
Label Me Fancy Punch
$18.00
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
simple cards

Simply Beautiful Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea Haven suite was the one page that really took my breath away! I love purple and all shades of purple. But, hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! It might be that I am jealous that I can’t grow them in Texas. Some people have a space around their house that can accommodate the cooler shade/temperatures. Not our house! It will scorch with the west facing sunset!

Thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Concept Artists, I can surround myself with these gorgeous flowers! This card was a nice and simple card that our club made for January. The bloom part was cut out using the Hydrangea Dies and I stamped the stem with Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I followed with Old Olive inked on the 2 step stem (the fill stamp). The Gorgeous Grape piece was run through the Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder to add some dimension and texture.

Up Close Hydrangea
Notice the detailed blossoms that you can pop up with your stylus!

The background was randomly stamped using Highland Heather with the small single bloom (it looks like a small butterfly too, bonus!) with color on color. The small tag is part of the Hydrangea Dies and there are several sentiments in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

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Thank you for stopping by! Until the next creation!

Laura

Product List
Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection
$88.50
Hydrangea Haven Photopolymer Stamp Set
$26.00
Hydrangea Dies
$32.00
Hydrangea Haven Bundle
$52.00
Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Technique Video

Watercolor Background Using Markers and Blocks

It’s been a crazy last few weeks of 2020 and it spilled a little into 2021. You know when you meet your out of pocket-you have to get your visits in with no money! I am ready to dive back into crafting!

So, have you had a chance to look at the the NEW 2021 Stampin’ Up! Mini catalog and Sale a Bration??? You are in for a treat! The Hydrangea Haven Suite is just gorgeous! And now Stampin’ Up! offers Blending Brushes-I can’t believe I haven’t tried them yet! (well, I have pet them since they are super super soft! It’s like an emotional support tool!) You really need to check both catalogs out to maximize your purchases! Who doesn’t like FREE!?

I made this card for any LOVE occasion plus it was our technique for this month card club. With the COVID cases rising, we all opted to do a virtual club. I wanted to use a technique that everyone could do from home. It even includes a video tutorial on how to make the card and there is a special guest appearance in the video!

This technique can be used with any water based markers and an acrylic block. Add a spritz of water here and there and you have an amazing background!

This is a rare occasion to not stamp on a card! I did run the Melon Mambo piece through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine) with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I then adhered that to the Thick Basic White card base. The Basic White heart is punched out using the Heart Punch Pack. The detailed heart is cut out using Silver Foil and the Many Hearts dies.

In the video, I show how to create the Poppy Parade fine speckles and the Wink of Stella accents. It is finished off with the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack and some Basic Jewels.

Now that you have watched the video, what are you going to create using this technique? You can visit my new Private FB page for live demos, product tips, card creations, silliness, and member only specials!

Many blessings! Laura

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Product List
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$7.50
Clear Block F
$17.00
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
$30.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.00
Wreath Builder Dies
$38.00
Many Hearts Dies
$36.00
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00