Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
As we come to an end of the week, we also are coming to the end of our Stamping Retreat so I’m sharing one more of our cards. We used the Beauty Abounds bundle for our last stamping session. All of the cards were beautiful but because part of their pillow gift for that night was the Glimmer Paper … I had to show them a beautiful card using it.
We have so much fun at our retreats, it never fails to amaze me how a group of ladies who do not know each other when they arrive are swapping phone numbers before they leave! So I’ll be sharing some of the pictures I caught while we stamped …
As we gathered for our last stamp session for the evening, everyone came back full of smiles and ready to stamp! We are using the Beauty Abounds bundle on another “Z Fold Card”. The Floral Romance Designer paper used on this card is no longer available, but many of the other items I shared with you all week are available (even most on the retiring list). This is the last card of the evening …
There is that glimmer paper, in the form of a beautiful butterfly! While preparing for the retreat, I precut out all the butterflies from the large butterfly die. Simply cut a piece of glimmer paper the size of the butterfly you want to cut out and rolll it through the BigShot.
The greetings used on the card all come from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies in the Beauty Abounds bundle…
The Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems embellish the butterfly to create the body and draw your eye right to the card, now there is a focal point … so pretty.
The ladies are enjoying the stamp session while working on the last of the cards …
but this group … well, they were a little punchy and were playin’ with me while I was taking the pictures! Gotta love it!
It was a great day of stamping, and we finished off with another beautiful card. Our next stop was back to the house for dessert and to find out who won the Card Contest.
I hope you enjoyed todays card and all of the cards that I shared from our annual spring retreat. There were plenty more projects that they made but some things that happen at reatreat … stays at retreat! lol
I will be back tomorrow to begin sharing some of the swap cards, until then I hope you consider joining us at our next retreat, our annual Fall Holiday Stamping Retreat which will be held the first weekend of November … just be sure to get on my mailing list.
Have a beautiful day !
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Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Hope you are doing well today, a bit gloomy outside but we are one day closer to the weekend and that is always a ray of sunshine!! Today I will be sharing another card from our Stamping Retreat afternoon session. This is one of my most requested techniques … Creating your own glitter paper! I have been doing this for years, ever since I learned how to heat emboss, I have been creating “glimmer paper”!
When our Iridescent Ice embossing powder was discontinued I thought all was lost, but then Stampin’ Up! introduced the Adhesive Sheets and I was back it glimmer heaven. However, the Adhesive Sheets are on the discontinued list … so, you will want to order them right away!! I am using the Pretty Promenade Designer Series paper, although any of your favorites will work … I’ve even glittered the Bokeh style papers!!
You can see the sparkle on the card, just like stars in the sky … it’s so pretty!! And you can’t go wrong with the Pretty Promenade Designer Paper, perfect for Mother’s Day or Grandma’s birthday! My grandmother would have loved this card, flowers and sparkling (now I know where I get it from!) lol
Technique: Glitter Designer Paper
- You begin by cutting your Adhesive sheets to the size of your designer paper. Your adhesive sheets have an edge that you can hold onto when pulling the protective backing off the adhesive (This is where you want to begin measuring your adhesive sheets) or your adhesive will be short on your designer paper.
- Once it’s cut and you peel back the backing – carefully place your designer paper onto adhesive. Make sure the side you want glittered is the side your laying onto the adhesive.
- Then rub it down with your bone folder to secure, and peel off the protective sheet and expose the adhesive on your designer paper.
- WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A SPOT OR SECTION THAT DID NOT ADHERE? Simple … take out your Snail and run it over any place that does not have adhesive! A very simple way to ensure full coverage!
- Now you are ready to dip your designer paper into your Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Place a piece of paper over the top and rub your bone folder over the top to secure all the glitter. Sometimes I use a “block” that I put my stamps on to push the glitter into the adhesive, it’s just bigger than the bone folder. Both work
- Time to create a beautiful card … Have fun!
Once the designer paper was transformed to glimmer paper, we added the Mossy Meadow gorgeous die cut from the Beautiful Promenade bundle, it really compliments the glitter. The greeting, same as yesterday’s card came from the Strong and Beautiful Stamp Set and we added one of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems.
Did you know that the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies that comes in the bundle also has a die to cut an envelope piece … I love it, and what better way to coordinate your entire card that you are sending out.
This designer paper is stunning and is on the retiring list 😦 so sad, but there is still time to get it, I have added a link below. It is also something I tucked into my guests Saturday night Pillow Gift. There was plenty of designer paper left over once I cut for their cards, so, I cut them into 4 x 6 sheets and tucked them into a pretty envelope, along with adhesive sheets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and some Gingham Gala Designer paper and Glitter Sheets!!
Each guest got 2 sheets of each color in the Gingham Gala Designer Paper and 4 sheets each of 3 colors of the Glimmer Sheets. The top was put on and it was tied up with a pretty bow.
I hope you enjoyed todays technique card share as much as all the ladies at our retreat enjoyed making it … I would love to hear your thoughts below, thank you.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping in to visit.
STAMPING SUPPLY LIST FOR TODAY’S PROJECT … If you do not have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to have you as a customer and stampin’ friend. If you like this technique and card and need to purchase supplies, just click on any of the items below, it will take you to my online store. Thank you so very much.
Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
As we continue through our Annual Spring Retreat, I have a very special card to share with you. As you saw in earlier posts, our theme was Butterflies and Blooms, and came from the inspiration of the strong a beautiful women in our lives, this card is dedicated to one such women, my niece Carla ❤ She is the daughter of my sister Eileen, and as she had to let her Mom go, she stood strong and carried on to complete all the duties the world and our lord called upon her …
I think we all know women who day after day dig deep into their strengths and carry on. I thought this card was so fitting for our afternoon session. I used the “Beautiful Promenade” bundle and “Pretty Promenade” Designer Series paper to enhance my “Z” Fold card. This designer paper is stunning and I was thrilled that I could use my Blackberry Bliss cardstock. Yum, Yum!
When it comes to a “Z” card … there are no special dimensions. I wanted my beautiful greeting to be the focal point of my card so my “Z” is actually larger than what you may have seen on other cards. You know … there are no rules in stamping, just opportunities to create your own masterpiece! The trick to the “Z” is to make sure the dimension for the “center” fold is the same on both the base and the center or “Z”.
The beautifully delicate flowers on this card and the frame created by the Beautiful Promenade stamp set, encase and highlight the greeting that moved me to purchase this stamp set… “Strong & Beautiful”. As I said earlier, we all have women in our lives that have been amazingly courageous, whether fighting their own battle or supporting another who was struggling … here’s to those women ❤
I can’t image a better way to tell someone you care, then to send them a handmade card telling them how proud you are of them for all they do … they inspire us all.
Thank you for spending some time with me today. Stay beautiful, stay strong and stay kind.
TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … If you like the project shown today and would like purchase supplies, just click on the link. I’d be honored to help you out if you do not have a demonstrator. Thank you. Linda