Technique Tuesday: ECLIPSE

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a chance to view my post yesterday? If not, check it out … if you did, think about it!! Later in the week I’ll share a story with you, but for today we’re going to examine the “Eclipse Technique”.

The Eclipse technique can be very simple, from using a punch to exploring your creativity with the use of the BigShot! We all love our BigShots ❤  I will be sharing a simple punched version  … plus a video created by Stampin’ Up! that also features this technique.

The easiest way to create the Eclipse card is to use Designer Series paper (and wow …it’s on sale!!) But not to worry because I’ll be showing some fun additions to really create a big fun wow!!  I’m using the “Tropical Escape” Designer paper and the “Cat” punch … my granddaughter loves kitties so this cute card is for her.

I left an edge showing around my “eclipse” just as Brandy did in the video … I like the look of layering and I used the Blushing Bride which coordinates with the designer paper. I then embossed the “Smoky Slate” background with the new “Scattered Sequins” embossing folder and touched it up with the “Wink of Stella” to give it a bit of glitz!

Speaking of glitz … I added one of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems! I was worried that the two pinks would clash but they actually looked fine. I chose the shape that looks like the sequins!

To finish off the card, I used the “Celebrate You” thinlits and popped them up as well. It just really completes the card and balances out the texture on the card.

Thank you for checking out my blog today!

I wish you a very happy day ~

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Dazzling Dandelions …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am back with a card that we made in our Dandelion Wishes Class yet truly highlights the beautiful Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

The pattern I chose looks like the Bokeh technique … this is a  technique developed by photographers by capturing out of focus points of light. It is one of the hottest trends in design. I actually taught this technique to my club members, it is amazing, and here it is on paper so it’s super simple to add to your card creations!

I love this card … We used a technique that gives you glitter designer paper (and that’s what I call it). This is also super easy to create when you use the Adhesive Sheets!

We stamped our image directly onto the Petal Promenade Designer Paper and then laid the Adhesive Sheet over the top, pulled off the backing and added out glitter … stunning!!

I love the color combination of pink and brown so I chose the coordinating Petal Pink cardstock (Petal Promenade DSP) and Early Espresso to contrast. So simple to create … so stunning to view!

Thank you for sharing your Friday with me ~

Enjoy this beautiful day.


Dandelion Wishes: Dream

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing with you one of the cards that we made last night at my Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  It’s beautiful and sophisticated … the attendee’s words last night! I thank them for joining me, sharing their time with me and making it a wonderful evening.

Bringing back a classic technique, heat embossing … and done in black and gold!!

The background was embossed with the Gently Falling embossing folder to give the card extra texture. Once the dandelion image was embossed, it was cut out using the Stitched Framelit die and the gold mat from the Circle Framelits … they pair well together. That was popped up on the background.

My greeting comes from the Chase your Dreams Thinlits dies (also comes as a bundle). We used the stampin’ blends to color our Rhinestones to give them a hint of gold!  It looks so cohesive … and I loved the way it turned out.

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a good day ~


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Dandelion Dreams & Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend! Yesterday was absolutely a lovely day and perfect for my great-nieces graduation party… and it’s always great to see family.

Today I have two cards for you, both using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set … just a different orientation. Our first card is has a similar layout as the card you saw yesterday. I also used the Garden Impressions Designer Paper again … but a totally different pattern!!

Do you agree with me … this designer paper is stunning!! I embossed my image directly onto the designer paper. This paper color coordinates with the new 2018-20 In-Color Blueberry Bushel – what a beautiful color.

The background was created by the simple technique of stamping “color on color” … in other words, Blueberry Bushel ink on Blueberry Bushel cardstock. I did the same on the cardstock that I embossed my greeting onto as well.

The greeting comes from the “Follow Your Dreams” stamp set.  This also comes in a bundle for a 10% Savings! It was heat embossed like the dandelion image and cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits.

Now ~ using the same designer paper, techniques and stamp set, we’ll change the orientation to a vertical card and you get this beautiful card …

So we switched the stamp from the dandelion set and used the greeting from the set as well but the Garden Impressions designer paper and embossing and stamping technique are all the same, but the card still looks different.

I did a little more layering of cardstock on this card and my base was Whisper White instead of the Blueberry Bushel like our first card.  My stampin’ tip for you today is to “Heat Set” your stamped cardstock before you emboss on it… you don’t want your embossing powder to stick onto the cardstock.

So … what do you think of this amazing combination of the beautiful blue Garden Impressions paper and the “Color on Color” stamping technique, then embossed in white? I’m lovin’ it!!

Thank you for stopping back today to check out yet another card with the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.

Hope you have a beautiful Monday!!



Technique Tuesday: Glitter Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are a glitter addict then I have the perfect technique for you… Glitter Designer Paper!  I have been doing this for years … the only thing that has changed is the adhesive that I used.  Today I’m using the fabulous Multipurpose adhesive sheets! Quick * Clean * Glitter perfect!!  Pictures do not do it justice!

I’m using the beautiful Petal Promenade Designer Paper. If you love fresh flowers, you will love this paper, the patterns are so pretty and look like they are ready to be picked with the photographic floral designs ❤

I begin with the choice of designer papers … that will set you up for a perfect color pallet (the colors are already listed on the designer paper packaged – Thanks Stampin’ Up!). I chose the returning Mossy Meadow and new Petal Pink, and Whisper White for my greeting.

Using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets makes this technique so easy. I cut the adhesive sheet slightly larger than my designer paper, then I trim off the extra.  This ensures I have full coverage of adhesive on my designer paper … don’t want any spots that don’t have glitter!!

Once I have the covering removed … I put the sheet into my glitter tub and sprinkle it with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I made sure to cover it fully and then tap off the excess glitter.  Then I use a scrap piece of paper and cover the glittered paper. My next step is to firmly press the glitter into the adhesive – I use one of my clear blocks.  Remove scrap paper and tap off any excess glitter. WOW! Just beautiful!!

I matted the glitter paper onto the Mossy Meadow cardstock and then onto the card base in Petal Pink.  I used the Label Me Pretty stamp set and stamped the lined decor in Petal Pink and the greeting in Mossy Meadow… then it was punched with Pretty Label punch.  I punched out another label in Mossy Meadow, cut it in half and then attached it to the back … this allows you to mat the label 🙂

I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the filigree lines on the label and the rhinestones to add a touch of bling to my blinged out card!! I used the Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the greeting which added a little dimension to the card. Again, the camera does not capture the full beauty of this card.

I thank you for spending a part of your day with me. I encourage you to try this beautiful and fun technique. It really is quite easy as well.  I have listed the supplies I used on today’s card below.

You’re the Best! Have a beautiful day ~

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Technique Tuesday: Embossing with Dies!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share this awesome technique with you!! I love this because it makes your stampin’ dollars stretch and makes really cool effects on your cards!! I’m talking about the new Big Shot Embossing Mats!!

Your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies can do more when paired with the Embossing Mats. Use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut!! I used the beautiful “Springtime Impressions Thinlits” to create this amazing background …

I embossed the floral pattern onto the new Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I simply began with the base plate, then the white plate; included in the embossing mat package, then the blue mat, my cardstock, the die and finally the cutting plate on top … roll it through, and your image is embossed onto your cardstock!!

This gives you a nice close look at how the die actually embossed the cardstock!  Now you have two different ways to use your dies!!  You could do the same with these pretty butterflies!!

I used the new Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather cardstocks to cut out my butterflies and layered them.  I loved the heather against the sea foam but wanted that extra pop of color … and that is why I layered the butterfly.  The cute flowers also come in the die set.

The beautiful greeting comes from the Southern Serenade stamp set, was stamped in the Gorgeous Grape and cut out with the Stitched Framelit dies.  I finished off my card by embellishing with Rhinestones … a little bling never hurt anyone! lol

I thank you for joining me today to see this new product / technique!!  This will definitely be on my upcoming Class List. Stop back tomorrow and I’ll share a card created with the Springtime Impressions … cut!

Have a wonderful day ~



How Beautiful a Day Can Be …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this beautiful day? I know they say it’s going to rain today, but I’m looking for the beautiful side of the day!!  They say whatever you think … you attract! So who doesn’t want a beautiful day?

I am excited to share with you a beautiful card … I told you yesterday about the Stampin’ Blends and that they are coming back. And on Tuesday I shared one of my favorite suites in the new catalog, the Graceful Glass. So I’m combining these two to bring you my creation …

I chose to keep a very simple color pallet … Whisper White!!  I did this so I could really highlight the “Graceful Glass” pattern of the Iris’s. I had a hard time choosing which pattern from the papers!!

I used the Old Olive Light & Dark Stampin’ Blends and the Rich Razzleberry Light & Dark to color my Iris’s and added a touch of the Dark Daffodil Delight in the center of them. Once colored … I trimmed down the design to fit with the verse I wanted to use … ENJOY LIFE is the beautiful stamp set this verse comes from!

This was a must have for me (pg. 58 New Catty) the verses the fonts … Love ’em!! The cute little butterflies also come with the set and I couldn’t resist using the Enjoy Life stamp set with the Graceful Glass designer paper!

To adhere the Graceful Glass vellum to the strip of Whisper White, I put a dab of Tombo glue onto a scrap piece of paper and used my finger to gently add some adhesive. It’s a very thin layer, I could barely see what I put directly onto the back … and you can’t see it from the front!!  Wooo Hooo!! Now there is a Stampin’ Tip you can put in the bank 🙂

This card is so easy to make and is so beautiful … and I am so hooked on this stained glass paper. I guess a rainy day would be a great day to sit down, relax and start to color!!  Hmmm … I guess that would create a relaxing, “beautiful” day!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Let me know if you have any questions on how I created today’s card.

Have a “beautiful” day ~

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