Starburst Technique / Inspiring Messages

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share the Starburst Cards that we made last night on my Facebook LIVE … what a nice turnout, and so much fun!! Three cards and a video … that’s what I have to share with you today. Yesterday I share the Sunburst with the Pansy Petals, today I’m using the “Brights” Designer Series Paper collection. So I decided to begin our LIVE demonstration with the same “Centered” layout as yesterday’s card ….

Then I thought it would be nice to show you another layout for this technique- a side burst Starburst Card using the same “Brights” Designer paper but instead of Daffodil Delight and Mango Medley, I used Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape …

I die cut my circle and stamped the Happy Birthday from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Melon Mambo. I added some Elegant Faceted Gems that I colored in Granny Apple Green using the Stampin’ Blends.

Now join me and watch the video as I show you how easy it is to put these together! Then I have the instructions for you as well!!

Last but not least … a bonus card done in the same colors as our first card, but in the pattern of our second card …

The sentiment on this card from the After the Storm stamp set really drove me to do this technique … I think they were made for each other. This is the perfect card to brighten someone’s day. I even added Wink of Stella to the “rays” to make this card even “happier”.

Now … in case “written” instructions are easier for you (I think they are a nice reminder) Here the are …

STARBURST CARD DIRECTIONS:

1. Card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded in half – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

2. Rectangle pieces – 1 1/2″ x 4″ – Cut 4 of these – using a different patterned paper for each one. (You can cut the length to 4″ when making the centered starburst.

3. Take your rectangle pieces and cut them at an angle on your cutter. Opposite corner to opposite corner – you will then have 8 triangles – 2 of each design.

4. This is where you “burst base” comes in …. cut to 5 1/8″ x 3-7/8″. I like to add a 5-1/2″ x 4″ mat behind my staburst. Mark your base where your greeting will be (mine is 5-1/4″ x 1″) It’s your guide to arranging your triangles. I put tape all over on this scrap piece of paper. To me it was easier than putting tape on each triangle. (You could use “Adhesive Sheets to secure your triangles).

5. Now working from the center… place your first triangle down, then adhere your next triangle to the right and then to the left of the previous triangle. Repeat until base is covered. Your triangle pieces will go over the edges on your card and that’s OK. It’s also OK if you are not perfectly precise in lining up the pieces. Some pieces may show a little more of each other than others.

6. Once you have all your triangle secured to the base, turn the card over and trim off the excess of those triangles. This is where I attach my mat … a little pop of color behind the burst.

7. Once that is all prepped … stamp your greeting onto the 1″ piece and attach it to the bottom of the card and secure to the front. Now you can put your completed front onto your card base. Embellish if you wish … I love to!

I want to thank you for joining me today, and if you stopped by last night to watch me LIVE. I will continue to share cards focusing on designer paper.

Have a bright and sunny day, and take good care ~

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Starburst Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am here today to “shock” anyone who has been stamping with me for a while, whether in classes, clubs or retreats!! These stampers know I like to demo my cards and then “surprise” them with the outcome … well, I have been changing my ways!

Today, I’m going to share a “Starburst” card that I created as a “teaser” to my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE Tonight! I will show you step-by-step how to create this card shown (but with different designer paper) and then another with a little bit different pattern!

I’m using the Pansy Petals Designer Paper on this Starburst card and used the beautiful Fresh Freesia cardstock and ink to highlight the designer paper.

I cut out the big pansy from another one of the designs to add some additional dimension to the card and popped a pretty little gem in the center.

If you stop back here tomorrow I will also be sharing the paper dimensions with you!

I hope you join me tonight on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for my Technique Tuesday LIVE demonstration. Then I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for the dimensions!!

Thank you for stopping by … See you tonight!!

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More fun with the Blends, Alcohol & Vellum Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share a video and two cards that I created using the amazing “Blends, Alcohol & Vellum” technique… Stepped Up! I took this fun technique which creates amazing backgrounds and combined it with a few fun technique that will take this to the next level.

Here is the card that I created in the video, I’ll share another with you later in my post.

I have a few tips to share and then I invite you to watch the video;

  1. Make sure you are using 91% (or higher) Isopropyl Alcohol … the 70% will not work properly.
  2. Your room should be well ventilated due to the Alcohol
  3. A paint brush works great, or you could try your old Aqua Painters. (I like the stability of the brush)
  4. Have paper towel or something to clean your brush off with and absorb excess alcohol on your brush.
  5. Pick colors that coordinate well together as some combinations may get muddy… But have fun experimenting!

I had so much fun sharing this technique last night with my stampin’ friends, combining the other quick -n- easy techniques to the Blends, Alcohol & Vellum technique, just brings it to another level. Have a look ….

I wanted to use the same elements as I did with our first card, so you will see the die cuts from the Dandy Wishes Dies. Then I decided to cut my background and create a simple pattern … how fun is this!!

Cool … right!! I made this card from the background I showcased in the video. My Stampin’ Blends colors were: (from the Top Down) Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Real Red, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Night of Navy.

You will notice I also “Splattered” the Wink of Stella on this card … it’s just so pretty when you see the sparkle. I also used the same stamp for my greeting and the same Holiday Rhinestones to embellish the card … except I used the red this time.

This technique creates such unique background which gives such depth to the card, and then by incorporating these other techniques, it just takes it to a whole new level!!

If you really enjoyed this technique, be sure to join me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page next Tuesday, the 27th of July as I we explore even more techniques!

I want to “Thank you” for spending time with me today, to check out my cards and my video! I’d love to know what you think of this technique, and what colors would you use?

Have a fun and creative day ~

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The Amazing Blends, Alcohol & Vellum Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share a video and two cards that I created using the amazing “Blends, Alcohol & Vellum” technique! This is such a fun technique and creates amazing backgrounds where no two will look alike. The more you play with it, the more you will be hooked!!

Here is the card that I created in the video, I’ll share another with you later in my post.

I have a few tips to share and then I invite you to watch the video;

  1. Make sure you are using 91% (or higher) Isopropyl Alcohol … the 70% will not work properly.
  2. Your room should be well ventilated due to the Alcohol
  3. A paint brush works great, or you could try your old Aqua Painters. (I like the stability of the brush)
  4. Have paper towel or something to clean your brush off with and absorb excess alcohol on your brush.
  5. Pick colors that coordinate well together as some combinations may get muddy… But have fun experimenting!

I had so much fun sharing this technique last night with my stampin’ friends, that I made even more backgrounds!! I was playing around with some color combinations and thought of a sunset, so I layered my colors and this is what developed …

Cool … right!! I made this card just like the one in the video. My Stampin’ Blends colors were: (from the bottom up) Dark Night of Navy, Dark Highland Heather, Dark Calypso Coral, Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Balmy Blue.

I added a big patch of the Daffodil Delight to create the “sun” area … and once that was created, I used a circular candle holder to trace a circle in that area – wow, doesn’t that look cool!? I also dropped my trees lower, so I had to cut off the bottom, trim the trunks and then glue to bottom back on.

This technique creates such unique background which gives such depth to the card, and then our trees and some really nice texture. Both of these cards were so much fun to create, and I can’t wait to send them out, or give them away as one of my door prizes!!

If you really enjoyed this technique, be sure to join me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page next Tuesday, the 20th of July as I take this technique to another level … so excited to share this with you!!

And, I’d like to invite you to join me this Thursday for a sneak peek …

I want to “Thank you” for spending time with me today, to check out my cards and my video! I’d love to know what you think of this technique, and what colors would you use?

Have a fun and creative day ~

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Split Card Technique 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am here today with another video and two card samples for you today! I’m showcasing the Split Card Technique, but with a twist!! These fun cards are quite simple to make as you’ll see in the video … I will also be sharing my measurements and tips with you.

Thank you for joining me, sit back relax and enjoy … My first card is simple and straight to the point, a Sympathy card. I chose the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. My twist on these cards is that the designer paper will “peek” through the cardstock!

I’m using Early Espresso for my card base and my tree and then my “split” piece is Mossy Meadow. My designer paper and “split” cardstock are both layered onto a piece of Basic White … this makes it a little sturdier and allows the little touch of white to show through (you can hide it if you prefer) I think it helps to showcase the designer paper by bringing the white out in the designer paper.

The greeting is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso…. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Mossy Meadow pieces which gives our “split” added dimension, it also create a cool effect when you glue your tree between the two layers.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Early Espresso Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow: 4″ x 4″ *Cut approx. 3″ down on left side and 1″ from top on right side. Watch the video to see an easy way to measure this piece!
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper: 4″ x 4″… no waste! You’ll get 9 cards from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 Designer paper!!
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ for this inside of the card.

My next card is done in the horizontal / landscape layout and highlights the Pansy Petals Designer paper and allows for more of the designer paper to show through …

This card uses a full background of paper and a smaller split piece to show more designer paper off. I will post the dimensions below for this card as well. Our base is Blackberry Bliss and my “split” piece is Basic White.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss … then you will emboss your piece with the Tasteful Textile 3-D Embossing Folder. Now we cut! On this one we’re cutting from corner to corner (even though I demonstrated differently in the video …. sorry!!) These pieces were also “popped” up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and applied to the front of your card leaving a border around the edges and a split in the middle.

The sweet pansies were die cut from another pattern of the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper, and then I used the In-Color Jewels to embellish my flowers and greeting.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Blackberry Bliss Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Pansy Petals Designer Paper: 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Basic White (for split): 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (this allow for the frame around the outside)
  • Basic White: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (for the inside of your card)

Now … join me in watching the replay of my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE from 7/6/2021

Thanks again for joining me today! Let me know if you have any questions on the cards and /or video. I’d love to hear what you think about this technique!

Have an amazing day ~

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Count on Me Mirror Image Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got something really cute to share with you today … direct from Stampin’ Up!

Today, we’re getting creative with the cuddly creatures featured in the Count On Me Stamp Set. Show someone special that you’ve got their back with back-to-back bears! Take a look at this tutorial video and master the mirror technique.

Isn’t this technique cool? I love it, but I use my Stamparatus to make sure my image is darker, either way works!! Have you tried the mirror technique? Let me know in a comment below!

Thank you for dropping in for a visit, and enjoy the weekend!!

Have a great day ~

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So Many Pansies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two cards to share with you today … I’ve been sharing quick & simple pansy cards that highlight the Pansy Petals Designer paper …

Then I showed how easy it was to use the layering of the pansy images to create pretty hand stamped pansies ….

So today I’d like to share a card that also highlights the designer paper, but also the dies… because these dies actually are designed to not only cut your stamped images but the images on the designer paper …

The cute pansy and leaves above were cut from the Pansy Petals Designer paper. They are layered on a piece of Basic White embossed with the “Greenery” Embossing Folder and backed with a piece of Blackberry Bliss … these are layered onto more Basic White that was embossed with the “Tasteful Texture” embossing folder. The embossing added some nice texture to the card.

If you like texture on your flower, then you’ll love the layered die cuts to create you pansy …

The dies not only cut but they emboss as well … amazing!! The layering of the die cuts gives you some fun texture on your cards, but that didn’t stop me from embossing the background with the “Painted Texture” embossing folder! I also added the cute little Elegant Faceted Gems to draw your eye around the card.

I have fallen in love with this suite, but the watercoloring technique I shared yesterday just took it to the next level ….

and here is the flower that inspired me…

I use nature a lot for inspiration in my stamping, especially for a true color pallet … this pansy inspired me to add the “ruffled” look to my die cut flower.

I announced yesterday that anyone who purchases the Pansy Patch Bundle before the end of June, will receive a special gift from me!! All you have to do is purchase, Stampin’ Up! will send me a notification … just make sure you choose me as your demonstrator … thank you.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me for a spell today. I hope your day is a beautiful one!!

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Stunning Watercolor Pansies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m sorry I missed you yesterday, but I’m going to make up for it today with these stunning Pansies!! I am so excited to share this with you today … I have combined an old technique with our new Pansy Petals and the results are stunning!

I have created a video for you from my Facebook LIVE last night so you can watch step by step how easy it is to create these beautiful flowers …. They almost look real don’t they?

Isn’t that cool … I am in love with this technique! I loved it when I made pansies from the butterfly punch but this is more realistic!! It creates so much texture and depth when you “scrunch” your petals.

Those little white specs you see are actually the “shimmer” paper making a statement! It really is so pretty and you can do these in any color you’d like! Here is what I whipped up quickly last night after my LIVE demo ….

Not bad for a 2 minute card!! I used the Pansy Petals Designer paper from my background and just added the flowers and my greeting … simple!

I said I was going to share my “inspiration pansy” with you today but I’m saving it for tomorrow … along with another card!! You won’t be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope your day is an awesome one ~

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The Floating & Fluttering Butterfly Card Parade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share the beauty of the Floating & Fluttering Bundle…. another retiring bundle, not only is the bundle retiring but the stamp set and dies are leaving forever. This amazing stamp and die set (ON SALE $17) can create beautiful cards.

Today, I will not only share seven (7) cards, but some videos to show you how to make them!! I also have a never before seen card that was taken from my Floating & Fluttering Butterfly Class and has not been shared publicly yet.

Let’s begin with the simple “floating” butterflies …

The video will explain step by step how easy it is to create this beautifully textured card, and how I colored the butterflies.

The next card I’d like to share again is the Joseph’s Coat technique …

I used a little bit of a twist on this card, the wonderful “Blending Brushes”. You will fall in love with the magic of Joseph’s Coat and the pop of color this creates …

Isn’t this a fun and magic technique!! Think of the colors you could use … Your friends will be amazed when they see your card.

They will be equally amazed at the next technique ….

The Floating Frame Technique; it takes a little patience but as my stampin’ friend Olivia said “I like you get 2 cards for your effort- and they both look great! I will be trying these cards soon. Also I love press n seal- use it a lot in the kitchen and for things around the house. Never thought to use it for stamping so that just blew my mind! Thanks for the tip”

Let’s take a look at the “Floating Frame” Technique …

I hope you enjoyed this showcase of cards & videos that highlight the Floating & Fluttering Bundle and some of the cool techniques that really embrace it.

We’re not done yet … I have more!! This card used the butterflies as embellishments …

Both of these cards (above and below) used the Blending Brushes to create the backgrounds … above, a moist sponge was dragged across the colors to give it a unique brushed look.

Below is much softer and uses the Bokeh technique as well ….

And now … This one is quite pretty! It was heat embossed white on white and I applied the white embossed butterflies directly to a Basic White background creating a beautiful textured background ….

I wanted to show not only the stamped butterflies, the die cut butterflies but this pretty butterfly die that embosses and cut with one roll of your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! Ooooh … and those gold hoops are already Sold Out 😦

You will find these video’s and more on My YOUTUBE Channel. I hope you pop over and take a look at some fun techniques.

Thank you so very much for hanging out with me today. And don’t forget to join me tonight on Linda’s Stampin’ Escape page for my LIVE Demonstration.

Have a great day~

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Oh No … Our favorite Designer Paper is Retiring!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my, it’s always hard to say goodbye to awesome products, but the True Love Designer Paper has been a staple in my stamping supplies for the past 6 months. Today I’m going to share all the different ways we have used the True Love Designer Series paper!

Let’s begin with a simple background ….

These beautiful papers in Black & White lend themselves to be used with many other techniques … it allows them to shine.

Here’s one you may have forgot about; Using Scraps to Create a beautiful card. This super simple technique creates a fun pattern …. and a great way for you to use up your scraps! All you need to do is add a greeting! I embellished it with a daisy and added some ribbon for a touch of texture!

The next up is the soft and pretty effect you get when you use your blending brushes to color the black and white images. I did add a little color from my Stampin’ Blends for the leaves, but I love how the brushed on color “goes out of the lines” to create a beautiful softness to the True Love Designer Paper.

If you prefer the “clean” look … I have the pattern colored strickly with the Stampin’ Blend Markers. Same pattern … Same color … I just wanted to show how different these two techniques look on your designer paper.

One of my favorites, and not something we normally don’t think to do: COLOR THE BACKGROUND. I was amazed the first time I saw someone do this technique … who would have thought!? I’m just glad they did, and shared it. Coloring the background just really made our pretty flowers pop off the page.

I have some fun with this one! Not only did I color the back ground, I did the flowers as well. This time though, I used my “Sponge Daubers” to add color to my flowers. They are smaller that the brush heads so you can get a little more precise with your ink placement. Both techniques add soft color your paper.

One of my favorite techniques to do on “any” black & white designer paper is to create an Ombre effect, shown below. I love all the options you have when working with a designer paper in Black and White … and your color pallet is limitless!! You can create “any” color designer paper now … and it’s FUN!!

I know there are more techniques we can do … how about a soft watercoloring, or bring out your Watercolor Pencils and Blender pen!! The possibilities are endless. The True Love Designer Paper “IS” on the Retiring List … so if you like it, don’t wait … it here only while supplies last.

Thanks for hanging out with me as we revisited some of the great techniques you can do with this special paper!

Have yourself a fun & creative day ~

I’m Back & ready to “Dazzle”

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say thank you for waiting while I could discover what the “technical difficulties” were creating my laptop to shut down … all it was, was a loose battery!! Who knew?? But I’m back and I have a “Dazzling” and Fun technique to share with you today.

Let’s begin with my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE Video, and then I will follow up with a dazzling card that highlights a fun twist to the “Glitter Designer Paper” technique!

Now that you know all you need is Designer paper, the Adhesive Sheets and Glitter … you can create your own Designer Glitter paper too. Now … let me show you a little twist that is also simple but creates a dramatic effect.

I’ll take you step by step through the process. You begin just as you do in the video with the adhesive sheets, then I cut the the sheets in thirds. One side cut at 1-1/4″ … then turn 180 degrees and cut the other side 1-1/4″ … that leaves you with a center piece of 1-1/2″ … then you will mat the center piece …

When you preparing to adhere your strips to the card base … make sure your designer paper images align, it makes the card even prettier! I attach the bottom piece and the top piece first, waiting to place then center piece on last …

I tied a bow on first and then used our Liquid Glue on the back to attach to the first two pieces … because your mat is slightly larger than the center piece, it will lay nicely over the first two pieces and still the images will align … isn’t that cool?!!

Can you see how the images align even though you have cut it!! This also adds more texture and depth to your card. My little greeting comes from “Many Messages” Bundle which is still available through June at a 10% savings … it is in the new catalog but it’s not bundled so you would no longer receive the bundled savings.

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today. I hope you enjoyed the video and the second card design with a twist.

Have a wonderful day ~

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CONNECT, CRAFT & COLLECT 

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Please let me know if you have any questions about today’s card share, products you’ve seen or our promotions… I’m here to help you.

Thanks again for stopping by, Linda

Mirror Image Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I could not get my Facebook LIVE video from last night to upload so while I work on that I’d like to share my Facebook Live video and card that I created using the Stampartus and highlighting the Mirror Image Technique. You will discover the “secret” or simple trick to creating the Mirror Image.

Sit back, grab your coffee and enjoy the short video …

The video explains the steps that I took to come up with the size and layout of the stamped area… and also explains the background I’ve used. It is actually one of the backgrounds I demonstrated the Embossing Paste with last week!

Let’s get a closer look at the card …

Our cute giraffes come from the Zoo Globe stamp set, and our verbiage come from the Well Said stamp sets.

The background was created with the Shimmery White Embossing paste and the masks … you can watch the video HERE.

Now before we go … lets take a look at the layering and see how amazing a few Stampin’ Dimensionals can change up a card! Besides the beautiful texture you get from the Embossing paste, you ‘ll get great dimension and height.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try this fun technique. Please don’t forget that all of the items used in today’s card are available in the Online Extravaganza (with the exception of the Memento Ink) …

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I hope your day is a good one.

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Join me for Ice Cream …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

There is nothing better than sprinkles on ice cream or inside your “Shaker Cards” … and that is what I have for you today along with several other Ice Cream cards that highlight the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series paper. This tasty treat of a designer paper will be disappearing as fast as ice cream at my house! Let’s begin with our Shaker card …

The background is from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Paper … I picked the sprinkle design. I cut my window out of the Bermuda Bay using the Rectangle Layered Dies, and then attached the window sheet to the back. Once the window sheet is attached I used the Adhesive Strips to create the height needed for the “shaker”.

You have the greeting stamped … I used the “Happy Birthday” from the bundle and then sprinkled my “Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles” onto the greeting and laid the window sheet assembly on top. With a little adhesive, I attached the “shaker” to the card.

I punched out the Ice Cream and the Cone from the Designer paper!! It was designed to make creating your cones easier!! It also works for quick and easy backgrounds …

I love using designer paper for backgrounds, especially when they are so cute!! All I had to do for this card was add a greeting!! I also used some of the cute sprinkles from the shaker card and the Polka Dot Tulle (sold out) because of the dots … it all coordinates so nicely!!

Let’s look at a few more cards made with different patterns from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series paper …

The one in the back has the same as our last card but the greeting makes it look so different. On the card in front … I used the Popsicle paper … too cute, and the Opal Rounds were colored to coordinate with the flavor!! lol The pretty ribbon that is embellishing both cards is also on the retiring list 😦

Thanks much for hanging out with me today, I hope you have a good one!

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Bouquet of Roses … Three Techniques!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! With the retirement list in full swing and my Catalog Retirement Party coming up this weekend, I will be focusing some of my favorite “retiring” products this week. Today I’d like to share the “To A Wild Rose” Stamp set.

There are so many different ways you can use this versatile stamp set, I thought I’d share 3 different techniques with you.  The first is the “Three-step Stamping” technique …

You begin with the most solid of the three images … this one gets the lightest color, or in my case … I “stamped off” to lighten the Daffodil Delight.  Then the second image is stamped with full color, and the last and most detailed stamp, I used Crushed Curry.  You can see the three layers as it gives our flower highlights and lowlights!!

On my “True Friendship” card, I used the technique of sponging color onto the image ….

I used the detailed image not only to stamp my flower that was sponged, but my background!  I love doing “color on color” and on this card I’m using the Basic Gray.  I think that Gray and Pink are so pretty together.

My last of the three card features the “Coloring with Stampin’ Blends” technique …

Before I decided how my card would look, I chose my color pallet; Basic White and Highland Heather. I stamped the rose image with the Momento ink and began to color it with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Duo. I begin by coloring a petal with the light marker, then add the dark marker at the part of the petal that is closest to the center and over the lines in the rose. Then I go back over the dark with the lighter marker to blend the colors … you can always add a little more dark again. I leave the edges of the petals as light as I can.

The center is colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Marker and then the rose is die cut.  The leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  The lattice piece was cut in Whisper White and Highland Heather and then layered to create an added dimension to the card.  The white base was stamped with the “Hello” from the stamp set and then the entire piece was embossed using the “Subtle” Folder.

Have you fallen in love with this amazing stamp set yet?  I find it so versatile and easy to use. Don’t forget that the “To A Wild Rose” coordinates with the Wild Rose Die Set.

Thank you for joining me today. Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shared today.

Hope your day is filled with beauty … pass it on.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Click on any image for details about the product or to begin your shopping experience. Clicking on it directs you to my website.  Thank you!!

The Floating & Fluttering Butterfly bundle … Retiring

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share the beauty of the Floating & Fluttering Bundle… my heart sank when I saw this on the retiring list, because that means I have a limited time to share this bundle with you! This amazing stamp and die set can create beautiful cards. Not only will I share the cards, but videos to show you how to make them.

Let’s begin with the simple “floating” butterflies …

The video will explain step by step how easy it is to create this beautifully textured card, and how I colored the butterflies.

The next card I’d like to share again is the Joseph’s Coat technique. This technique is really pretty simple yet it creates a stunning effect …

I used a little bit of a twist on this card, the wonderful “Blending Brushes”. You will fall in love with the magic of Joseph’s Coat and the pop of color this creates …

Isn’t this a fun and magic technique!! Think of the colors you could use … Your friends will be amazed when they receive your card.

They will be equally amazed at the next technique …. the Floating Frame Technique!

The Floating Frame Technique; it takes a little patience but as my friend Olivia said “I like that you get 2 cards for your effort- and they both look great! I will be trying these cards soon. Also I love press n seal- use it a lot in the kitchen and for things around the house. Never thought to use it for stamping so that just blew my mind! Thanks for the tip”

Let’s take a look at the “Floating Frame” Technique …

I hope you enjoyed this showcase of cards & videos that highlight the Floating & Fluttering Bundle and some of the cool techniques that really embrace it. But don’t stop here, there are more right here on this blog, just put Floating & Fluttering Bundle in the search box. You will find the video’s on My YOUTUBE Channel.

Then … if you decide you would like to purchase this bundle from me, I will invite you into my Facebook Classroom where I have 3 more stunning cards (with Step by Step video featuring all 3 cards and PDF – Written Directions with Photos) Use Hostess Code: JWHA6EMK This will be open until the end of April. You can also CLICK THIS LINK! to get your bundle.

Thank you so very much for hanging out with me today.

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥