Flowering Foils: Ombre Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy LEAP Day!! I feel like I should have created a card with frogs (leap) … lol, but I’m showcasing the Flowering Foils again, but today I’m incorporating the Ombre Technique. This is a fun and easy technique to use with the Flowering Foils that will be sure to create a WOW!!

I’ll be using a different pattern today … it has Silver Foil so I choose Blackberry Bliss to compliment the silver.  Let’s begin with the paper sizes; the base is Blackberry Bliss and it cut 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and is scored at 4-1/4″ … in half.  There is a Whisper White piece inside measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″, you will cut your Silver Foil the same size as the white.  Cut your Flowering Foil Specialty Designer paper to 3-3/4″ x 5″.  The last piece you need is a scrap piece of Whisper White to stamp and punch your greeting.

You will need your stampin’ ink pad along with a sponge … I cut mine in quarters because I like that I get more ink coverage.  I start at the bottom of my designer paper, ink up my sponge and with a swirling motion, I begin applying ink.  I keep moving up the paper as I go making sure I always start at or near the bottom so that you get nice coverage and the bottom is darkest and we get lighter as we get to the top.

Once you have applied all your ink and you are satisfied with the look of the ombre coverage … take a tissue and wipe off the excess ink, this will also expose more of your silver again.  I did cut out one of the flowers from the designer paper to create a focal point for my card.

The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set and was stamped in Blackberry Bliss, I then used the Timeless Label punch to punch out the greeting and a piece of the Silver Foil Cardstock.  The silver was cut in half lengthwise and then adhered to the greeting.  The greeting and the flower were popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the flower was topped off with a Clear Faceted Gem.

I hope you give this a try …  if you need any of the supplies I’ve used here today and your don’t have a demonstrator, just click on any of the images.  Let me know if you need any help.

I want to thank you for taking time today to visit my blog, it is appreciated.  This beautiful Flowering Foil Specialty Designer paper has inspired me to create a card with the Ombre technique, and the cards I’ve shared the last two days. Hope you have fun with it too.

Have a beautiful day, Linda

Technique Tuesday: Chalkboard Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that was “HOT” a few years back but I still like to use!  Some stamp sets seem destined for this technique and I think the Little Ladybug is one of them.  The hand-drawn designs in this stamp set are a perfect match for the Chalkboard Technique.

I began by coming up with the layout I wanted to use … my Basic Black cardstock was cut just slightly bigger than my block: 5″ x 3-3/4″ so when I assembled my stamps onto my block, I knew how they would look on my cardstocd!  Here is a picture …

I even set the ladybug onto the block so I knew she would fit on there with the rest of my images.  Once the layout was set, I inked up my stamps with the White Craft Ink and then I embossed it with the White Embossing Powder.  You don’t have to emboss to get the Chalkboard look … but I like the bolder, brighter lines that embossing gives you.

Next, I used my Embossing Buddy and dragged it over the entire background to look like someone had just tried to clean their blackboard with a dirty eraser! lol

Time to create our ladybug. I choose the one that looks a little shy because it reminds me of my shy little granddaughter Lilly ❤ This will be her birthday card.  I stamped her with the Momento ink pad and colored it in with the Cherry Cobbler duo … then I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects to add some shine along with a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter …  Lilly loves sparkle. Yes, I added even more glitter!

DID YOU KNOW … they have coordinating dies to go with the Little Ladybug stamp set!! Here is a list of all the supplies used:

 

The background was easily created with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Momento ink pad, and the eraser on the end of a pencil … ink it up and use the eraser like a stamp, it works great to create those ladybug dots.

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today … I hope you’ve learned how fun and easy it is to create with the Chalkboard technique. The line images in the Little Ladybug stamp set really makes the Chalkboard technique and Little Ladybug stamp set a perfect pairing.

Have a great day! Linda

Christmas Begins with Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a stunning card created with a technique I shared earlier and a bundle I have shared with you recently …. My Christmas Begins with Love card marries them both together.

Back in November I shared a card with you highlighting the “Stained Glass Glitter Window” technique …

and last week I introduced you to the Shine Bright bundle and another form of a “Stained Glass” look ….

Today, I’d like to combine the two and show you a stunning card! I love how this turned out …

The image and greeting are stamped directly onto the Window Sheet using the StazOn™ Ink and colored from the back with our Stampin’ Blends. I used the Dark Cherry Cobbler and Dark Old Olive Blends.

I colored a few layers to give it the deep rich color you see … laying it on top of the Sparkle Glimmer paper created that stunning stained glass glitter effect. I used Glue Dots to adhere the Window Sheet to the Glimmer paper.

I used the Holiday Rhinestones and the Basic Rhinestones to add even more shine to the card.  I place my rhinestones in the little circles on the image … and the a few under the greeting to highlight it and coordinate the color rhinestones from the top of the tree.

An easy card to make … but elegant to look at. I hope these cards inspired you to give the “stained glass” technique a try.

I’m so happy that you came over to my blog today … Thanks!

Have a great day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, 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

 

 

Joy to All …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card to share with you that I created with the Shine Bright Bundle.  This one is all about the colors of Christmas with silver, green and red. Let me show you …

We first heat embossed our pretty tree in silver on Vellum cardstock … we used the Stamparatus to get perfect placement on our vellum. Once embossed we used the Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to color our images.  Regular markers would take a long time to dry on vellum and that is why we used the Stampin’ Blends… they dry quicker. We also heat embossed our greeting in Silver and punched it out using the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.

After coloring our tree, we attached it with Glue Dots onto the Whisper White so it would show up better on our card, and then matted it with a piece of Real Red cardstock … which was also the base of our card.

Our background was created by embossing a piece of Silver Foil cardstock using the Tin Tile 3-D embossing folder … I love that this pattern added some nostalgia (an old fashioned look) to our card. Now our tree was attached on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals, as was our greeting … after added a Real Red banner behind it to make it pop.

A touch of bling is all it needed now so we added the Holiday Rhinestone on the top of the tree and our regular Rhinestones where the little circles were on the stamped image.  That completed our card.

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as my Stamp Club enjoyed making it.  This is another form of the “Stained Glass” technique. Usually I color on the back but we wanted the brightness of the color on this card.

Thank you for joining me today … I’ll see you back here tomorrow!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 ♥ 

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Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator! ♥

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!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, 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

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

 

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!

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … Click on any item for more information or to begin shopping.  Thank you!

 

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 ~

TODAYS STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …. click on any of the images for more details about the product or to begin your shopping experience with me.