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Bring on Fall tutorial

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I wanted to share a video on how to create this sweet fall card!  Making videos is a new venture for me and I am working on perfecting them.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look for more coming soon!

Be sure to order using this month’s hostess code!  You will get a $5 coupon emailed to you from Stampin’ UP! to spend in September for each $50 increment that you spend!  Plus, I will send you a regular ink pad of your choice for FREE!  Win win!

August Hostess Code

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Colorful Seasons-Fall

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During the month of August, you can purchase this versatile Blended Seasons bundle!  The stamp set covers fall, Christmas, wedding, and floral images great for any occasion!  Plus, the Stitched Seasons Framelits are a must have for cutting out sentiments or adding that extra dimension to your project!  To sweeten this deal, Stampin’ Up! added NEW Watercolor Pencil colors too! This whole offering is great for scrapbooking too!

There are 3 different sizes of stitched labels that nestle inside one another.  The best part is that the die cuts a stitched outline on both the cut out and the negative!  This alone doubles your value creating a frame to tuck in an image or a sentiment.  That is what I wanted to showcase with my card today!

My inspiration came from a sample that Stampin’ Up! posted for this bundle.  I first off set the smallest of the label framelits and cut out a section of Crumb Cake for the card base. (and kept the cut out for another card).  Then, I stamped the leaves in a random pattern using Early Espresso ink.  Next, I used various colors from both Watercolor Pencils (assortments 1 & 2) to make fall color leaves. (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive) I used a Blender Pen to blend the colors together for a more natural look.  I LOVE these watercolor pencils!  They blend so easily with blender pens or water.  Plus, they look great with out using any blending tools!

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I cut out 2 Copper Foil leaves and used a bow of Copper Trim.  The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso as well!

So, go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to order yours today!  Use hostess code XJHF9WKS at check out!  If you are a new customer, I will send you a thank you gift separate!

August Hostess CodeAnd here are a few other samples that Stampin Up! shared when they rolled out this bundle!0718_FLYER_COLORYOURSEASON_US-page-0

Lastly, don’t forget about Bonus Days! Your purchase of these products will help you earn at least one $5 coupon to spend in September!

Happy Stampin’~

Laura

 

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Black Magic Dragonfly

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I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! has unveiled the new Water Color pencils!  So easy to use and many different way as well!  (They are so popular, that they are on backorder and will be put on “not orderable” soon!  So get yours now! Don’t worry, they are working on getting more, they just have to turn off the item number until the supply is back.

I decided to teach my club members the Black Magic technique.  Here is how we achieved this ombre look!

  1. We stamped the dragonfly with Craft Whisper White on to Basic Black. We then used the heat tool to dry.
  2. We used the Tempting Turquoise for the body.  Using the Calypso Coral on the inner most wing towards the body. Then Rich Razzleberry in the middle of the wing. It was finished on the tips with Melon Mambo.

Easy Peas!! So sweet looking too! I used the Blooms & Bliss DSP for the patterned strip.  I thought the Brick Wall embossing folder made a great background with extra texture.

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The sentiment is from Awesomely Artistic and cut out with the Project Life Labels. join_demo_dec0116_us