Wishing you … God’s Peace this Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that my November Stamp Clubs made with the Stained Glass Glitter Window technique.  I did not create this technique but you know if it’s got glitter … I’ll find it!!  The first time I saw this done was a card shared by fellow demonstrator Dawn Griffith.

Before I begin, I’d like to share Kathie’s card again from yesterday.  I set up my little photo booth and captured the real essence of this card (I am also replacing the pictures from yesterday’s blog post so if you go back to it, you’ll see the card in it’s glory) ….

My stamp clubs this year are focusing on Techniques and Unique Card Folds while we incorporate all the new products Stampin’ Up! has to offer … it’s a great way to be able to play with the new stuff (before you buy) and learn some cool stuff!

This month we did the Stained Glass Glitter window technique … window because I believe we are using window sheets, and that is where we begin.  I chose to highlight the beautiful God’s Peace stamp set!  The image and greeting are stamped directly onto the Window Sheet using the StazOn™ Ink.

I also used my Stamparatus so the alignment was perfect every time.  When using StazOn™ with the window sheets and Stamparatus, make sure your pad is inked nicely so you don’t get a “pull” when you remove the stamp from the window sheet … it can be a little sticky!

Make sure your ink is completely dry and then you will “FLIP OVER” your window sheet and color from the backside. If you color on the inked side, the Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based and will SMEAR the ink! I love coloring on the backside … helps me stay within the lines a little better …. lol.

Once your coloring is done coloring … I used the Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs, place glue dots behind some of your stamped images to hide them and then attach your window sheet to the Sparkle Glimmer Sheet.

Those little white dots you see on the colored images are actually the glitter showing through. I tried several times to capture the way the glitter comes through the colored areas but the window sheet reflects the light. This technique is really simple and your results are stunning! My camera definitely cannot see what the eye can. I’ll work on that.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique. You will be amazed at how easy it is and how beautiful your results are. All you need are Window Sheets, StazOn™ Ink, assorted Stampin’ Blends, and the Sparkle Glimmer paper … in fact, you can use Silver Glimmer paper as well.

Thank you for joining me today …

Have a beautiful day!

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Christmas Snowflakes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today with another beautiful card from the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle … this card is done in the gorgeous Seaside Spray from our 2019 – 2021 In Color collection. This soft hue in blue tone is perfect for a snowflake card.  We added some shimmer to the cardstock by spritzing it with a combination of rubbing alcohol and our Shimmer Paint.

The snowflakes were cut from the Christmas Layers dies which are teamed with Itty Bitty Christmas for the bundle.  Purchasing these as a bundle will save you 10% … it’s like FREE Shipping! A good deal, either way.  I used the Sparkle Shimmer Paper for my snowflakes … however, I consider this “glitter” paper. We made the “Shimmer” paper by spritzing on our Shimmer paint mixture.  You can see it much better in this photo ….

Our snowflakes are attached with the Multi-purpose glue … it the tip is too large for you, put some on a piece of scrap paper and use a tooth pick to apply.  This was a tip given to me by one of my club members.   Our greeting, from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and the Seaside Spray mat were both punched using our circle punches.  The greeting and the entire front were popped up with the help of our trusty Stampin’ Dimensionals!!

Our club members adorned their cards with Rhinestones…. they loved it because they could use as many as they wanted on their cards!!  What girl doesn’t like a little bit of bling anyway.  I just love stamping with my club members, many are like part of my family now … we share so much together!

I have one more card for you tomorrow using the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle. I love how totally different the first two have been.  I hope you are enjoying the samples. If you would like to order any of the supplies used to make this card, you can contact me directly or use the images below to start your shopping.

Thank you so very much for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!

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More Shimmer Specialty Paper: Brayer Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am happy to see so many of you enjoyed yesterday’s card made with the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper by Stampin’ Up!  They shared several tips with us on how to use and enhance this beautiful specialty paper.

Today I’m going to share another card featuring the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper using a brayer technique and products from the  wonderful Bird Ballad Suite …

It’s your day, but it’s also so easy to make their day by creating a project that looks like you went that extra mile! Sponge Brayers are a great tool for adding custom color to the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

You simply roll they sponge brayer over your ink pad to pick up the color and then roll they brayer back and forth over your Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and you’ll have a beautiful shimmery accent in any color you choose.

HERE’S A GREAT TIP: Roll your brayer and specialty paper onto another piece of cardstock and you will have created a designer piece of paper all your own with the reverse image from your Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper!  It won’t have that shimmer but you’ll get 2 designs for the work of one!!

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful card, brayer technique and creative tip today …

Thank you so much for stopping in to visit. If you like my blog … please share it with your friends.  The more the merrier.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Sailing Away: Bridge Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I held my “Sailing Away” Class … rescheduled because I was sick last week (Thanks Ladies) and we had a great time making some really amazing cards, learning a new technique and did two cards with cool fold cards.

One of these cards I am sharing with you today … it is the Bridge Fold card with a fun new technique I called Watercolor Waves.  I will try to explain it to you the best I can.  First let me show you the card …

We did this in Night of Navy cardstock and embellished it with the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and the Sail Away Trinkets.  The greeting and sun were punched out using the 1-1/2″ Circle punch, the mat behind the greeting was die cut using one of the dies from the set included in the bundle.

The inner part of the card is Balmy Blue cardstock which was embossed 1/2 way up using the “High Seas” embossing folder.  Then we used the Wink of Stella pen and Night of Navy ink to watercolor over our waves.  Start with the darker shades at the bottom of the wave and as the ink comes off the brush, it gets lighter as you go up the wave.  Once dry (and it dries pretty fast) use a sponge dauber and the White Craft Ink to sponge the tops of the waves … creating white caps!

The “bridge” that goes across the card was done in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue wrapped in the Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.  Everything coordinates so nicely and can be found on pages 144 – 146 in the Come Sail Away Suite.  That can now be purchased with just one number, and includes the “Sailing Home” bundle of the stamp set and dies (at a 10% discount).

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper in on Sale … Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed designing it and sharing it with my class.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Enjoy your Saturday ~

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Blessed to Know You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had fun stamping with friends, visiting with family and enjoying a relaxing Sunday…. it was nice. As promised yesterday, I will be sharing a card I created from the “To A Wild Rose” bundle. This bundle contains a “Three Step Stamping” stamp set and I used it to teach my Stamping Clubs this cool technique. I also shared a great tip for aligning the rose while stamping.

I am beginning my 2019-20 Stamp Clubs in September so we are currently signing up members now … if you have questions about my clubs or an interest to join, shoot me a message below.  Our focus will be on Techniques and Fun Folds this year and will include instructions!! There is no charge for club meetings, however we do require a $30 minimum order … this allows each member in the group to get Hostess benefits one month!!  Time to share our card …

I began by choosing my color pallet for my rose … There are 3 stamp “layers”. The most solid of the three is actually a DistINKtive stamp it gives monochromatic dimension and artistic fair to your stamping, and will use the “LIGHTEST” of our three colors; Pineapple Punch.

The second stamp (also DistINKtive) adds layering to the first stamp, as you stamp directly on top of your first stamped image. We used Daffodil Delight but we stamped “off” before stamping onto our rose.

The last rose stamp is the detailed stamp set (Or Line Image) and we use the darkest of the 3 yellows … We used Crushed Curry.  You can stamp directly onto the first two layers, or you can stamp it off, both work well.  This is one of those fun stamp sets that you can do a lot of experimenting with different color pallets.

The beautifully die cut leaves, lattice and greeting banner are all included in the bundle, as are the words we used for our greeting.  The “Blessed” and “To Know You” are actually 2 different stamps. You can stamp them separately or you can put both images onto the block and stamp it all at once.

We embellished our rose with the Clear Facet Gems and the lattice with Rhinestones. With the world rearing it’s ugly head lately … I wanted a bright and beautiful card with sparkle, and to let someone know how you feel about them.  I am truly blessed to have such amazing women in my stamp clubs. We’d be thrilled to have you join us!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  Come back tomorrow to check out my second Wild Rose card.

Enjoy the day ~

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Hello Magnolia!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

If you are lovin’ the Magnolia Lane Suite, then today’s card is going to dazzle you!!  Just like you, I head to pinterest if I need a little inspiration and with my busy work schedule lately that is right where I went when I was planning my Magnolia Card Class. It may have been storming outside but we were safe inside with out Magnolia Lane Suite and flowery treats!

Today’s card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest from “Cheri’s Cards” but I put a big ole’ twist to make it my own … that’s where the “dazzle” comes from!

The base comes from the ___ which is included in the suite. I added some of the “Sprarkly” Shimmer paper to highlight the focal point which is our magnolia.  The magnolia was stamped with White Craft Ink on our Vellum Cardstock and heat embossed with the White Embossing powder.

Once the embossing is complete ~ it’s time to color!  I used the Stampin’ Blends because well … they blend so nice. I really wanted the colors to POP so I chose the Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green, these colors really go together nicely.  Flip OVER your embossed paper because you will be coloring on the backside. We started with the flamingo and brushed the color on from the bottom of the petals and went about half way up, then added a little more to the base (bottom) of the petal to create a darker look.

Then came the leaves … with a stroke of the Dark Granny Apple Green up the center and then finished it off with the Light. It dries pretty quick, so you can now flip it back over to the front where you can feel the raised embossed area.  We will also add a little color on this side … add just a touch more of the Flirty Flamingo to the base of the petals, creating even more depth. Then we add some Daffodil Delight onto the center of our Magnolia.  Time to pull out the framelit die and cut it out.

To finish off our card, we stamped the greeting “Hello” from the stamp set as well, in Flirty Flamingo and backed it with Silver Foil … this brings out the silver imagery on the card base! We also added some of the twine that is in the duo ribbon pack included in your product suite!  It doesn’t take much to create amazing cards with Magnolia Lane product suite …. there are so many fun and interesting elements included in the suite.

Thank you for spending a part of your Saturday with me, I will be back tomorrow with another Magnolia Lane card share.

Have a beautiful day ~

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Free As A Bird: Spotlighting Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Monday! Yesterday I shared a simple spotlighting technique using the Bird Ballad Designer paper and said I would share another type of spotlighting technique with you today.  This spotlighting technique is done with hand stamped imagery… and today I’m using the Free As A Bird stamp set…

I have chosen to use Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock with a simple stamped image in black to start my card.  Then I stamped my chosen image of the birds on a branch with the Black Momento Ink.  This way when I color the image I’m going to spotlight … it will really stand out! In other words, it spotlights that section of the image.

Another simple spotlighting technique with the fun of coloring, whether you use the watercolor pencils, Stampin’ Write markers or the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers you are sure to fall in love with this. Choose an image from your favorite stamp set, I’m using the Free As A Bird stamp set … you will stamp your image twice (or you can cut out the image as I did yesterday to spotlight).

Because I used the Layering Squares Framelits Dies yesterday, I’ve decided to use them again today to cut out and spotlight my part of the image I stamped.  I decided to spotlight the two birds sitting next to each other because my greeting states “We are the best of friends”.

I used the Stampin’ Blends to color my sweet little birds but the watercolor pencils and the markers would work just fine too.  I just love the watercoloring look you get with the stampin’ blends.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

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