Technique Tuesday: Reverse Masking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope your Monday was good to you!! Today I want to share a technique called Mask Resist. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the newest fads, we forget how cool some of the old standards are.  I really like this technique because it gives the appearance of dimension, but it fits great in the envelope!! lol

Directions:

Use any framelit or die to cut out a circle, oval or other shape using Vellum Paper. I cut my vellum piece the same size as the cardstock I will be stamping on (No Mess!)

Adhere the Vellum Paper “reverse mask” to a piece of cardstock with a very small spot of removable adhesive (I use the retired Stampin’ Up! Dotto).

Without moving the mask, ink your Stampin’ Sponge and sponge within the masked area with a light color, leaving a bit lighter area in the center

Remove the vellum mask (remove any Dotto residue with the Adhesive Eraser) and Stamp a focal point stamp INSIDE masked area onto cardstock… you can use any greeting that you love. My outer stamps come from the “Love What You Do” stamp set!

Stamp additional images that overlap the focal area and the white space for added dimension … and a little “Wink of Stella” always adds a sweet little touch of sparkle to your card.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Have a wonderful day!

 

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Simply Sunday: Just Breathe …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s good to be back!! My workload got a little more hectic than I had planned (happens to us all) but who plans on the drama … right!!  But I’m thrilled to be here today to share with you one of the cards that we created in my “Stamperatus 1” Class yesterday.

In class we learned about the parts of the stamparatus, how they interact, how to clean it and to store it. We talked about the it’s core function of “stamp placement” and the wonderful ability to create repeatable stamping. In fact, this little gem is great just for those two features alone, but it does so much more!

Here is a quick video to quickly share the basics and introduce you to the new products that came out to accessorize the Stamparatus…

Todays card features the “Hinge Technique” … we are able to do this fun technique because the hinges are not only removeable but can be moved in equal increments. It’s so easy and so amazing.

We used Cherry Cobbler for our greeting. The stamp is aligned onto my cardstock and then “picked up” with to plate so you can begin your stamping.  Once your stamp is inked, stamp directly onto your cardstock. You will then take the plate out of by the hinge, move it down one notch and replace it back into the hinge and stamp again (without re-inking) This will give you a slightly lighter image.  You will do that one more time creating the final and lightest of the 3 images.

The large leave stamp is stamped onto your cardstock and with the stamparatus you can add the solid stamp in perfect alignment every time. You see, I showed them how and where each of the stamps were placed and then everyone used the same plates to stamp their projects … what does that mean.  You have the ability to create a multitude of cards that all look the same.

The little leaves also used the “Hinge Technique” for their placement. This really is a slick little tool to help you with your card creations. Easy, fast and precise.

Thank you so much for joining me this Sunday.

I hope you have a most wonderful day ~

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Technique Tuesday: Brusho Crystal Colour

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that I had posted earlier this year and I card that I did with my Stamp Clubs. They were the first to use the Brusho Crystal Colour technique … an awesome product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog on page 202.

On this card we used the Shimmery White Cardstock and the “Beautiful Day” stamp set.  We will be embossing the flower with the black embossing powder.

Next thing you want to do is to poke a hole or two in the top of the plastic bottle the Brusho is in. I used my Paper Piercer to poke the hole and then use a push pin to keep it sealed ….

I like to use a little washi tape to hold my sides down … it keep the colors from running together if the paper “rolls up” from the water.  Then you will gently tap the Brusho bottom to dispense the powder … Less is More!  You can always add more but it’s best to start light, especially if you are new to this technique. It looks a little like peppering your food! lol

I started with “Yellow” in the center, “Gamboge” around the center, and then the “Brilliant Red” around the outer petals.

Now with your Stampin’ Spritzer … spritz some water onto the image. I stand during this process and I’m at least 8 – 12″ above my cardstock – You don’t have to measure, but if you are too close it might splatter your color.

Notice I kept the Brusho colors I used away from the leaf — also less spritzing, I can always add water with the use of my Aqua Painter… which I will be using to color in the leaf.

With the use of my Aqua Painter, I began to move my color around starting with the yellow.  I keep a tissue or paper towel handy to keep my Aqua Painter clean.  If you mix your colors too much – you’ll end up with one color or a mess!

Once the color was where I wanted it, I tapped a bit of the Green Brusho onto a block and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals and color in the leaf directly.  That is two techniques you’ve now learned with the Brusho!!  Once DRY you can cut it out and mount it to your card ….

I used a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat and my background was embossed with the beautiful “Layered Leaves” Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Beautiful Day” which is found on page 134 of the Annual catalog.

It really is simple to use … Remember, I did this at my Stampin’ Club and each and everyone’s card turned out beautiful yet no two were alike … it was awesome!!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this technique or please leave a comment on what you would like me to share on an upcoming Technique Tuesday.

Thank you for joining me today ~

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Create Christmas Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … I have the cutest cards to share with you today. These cards were shared with us (demonstrators) from Stampin’ Up! and it wouldn’t be nice if I kept these cuties to myself.

You’ll recognize these samples from the Holiday Catalog and can be found on page 38. You will also notice the Buffalo Check background stamp (I will be sharing some samples & tips on this in a future post).

Here is the “Spirited Snowman” … Give these holly jolly snowmen a place in your home. They deserve it! And they will prove themselves useful!

He just looks like he is having snow-much fun!! And so can you when you a head start in your stamping schedule and get started on your seasonal cards! Using just one stamp set, Spirited Snowman. Stampin’ Up! created these three different cards… the versatility of the set is enhanced with different coloring themes and techniques.

Each one is so cute in it’s own way … I love the two snow-people hugging and the sample on the far right, so cute and so simple to make.  Stamp your snowman … emboss your snowflakes with clear embossing powder … and then sue your watercolor pencils to add color to the background and then blend it with your Aqua painter!  When you blend the watercolor pencils the clear snowflakes will now “pop” out and look white (looks like magic!).

When you purchase your Spirited Snowman you can use the Hostess Code Y6DU6NVB 

Thank you for spending a part of your Wednesday with me …

Enjoy your day!

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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: Colored Foils

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share my card with you today because not only am I using the awesome new Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating stitched dies but I have a really cool technique too!!  Not only that … I’ve taken an old favorite and incorporated it into the card as well.

The card was created for my “Color Your Season” Class that I hosted last week … we made a Spring, Wedding, Autumn and a Christmas card, it is the Christmas card that I will be sharing with you.

This was the card that changed 3 times before I got to what you will see today … it was all about the background, but once I picked up the Wood Textures Designer paper … I knew that was it!!  You see, I have already pulled out the circle die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies to create my wreath.

The holly was stamped on Very Vanilla and colored with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and then cut into sections and wrapped around the wreath.  Our bow was created using the Silver Foil paper and the die from the bundle … then, I used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and colored it!! I wanted red and I wanted the shine!! It works beautifully.  You can do it before or after you die cut.

Can you image ALL the new Foil colors you can now use on your projects!! Amazing and soooo easy.  And because the Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers it dries quickly.

The greeting is from the Blended Seasons stamp set and was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched with the Triple Banner punch.  I also sponged the banner with Sahara Sand to age it a little.  The combination of all these single entities created a warm holiday card.

The red foil bow just adds a special touch to the card and really helps make it pop.  I also added just a touch of the Wink of Stella onto the holly berries.  You could also use the glue from the Fine Tip Glue pen … that will also give it a shine.

Thank you for stopping back to check out my blog post today.  You can purchase any of the items used for today’s card by clicking on any of the items listed below.

Have a wonderful day ~

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There are No Mistakes in Stamping …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a cute card that I created from a “boo boo” that I made during my Color Your Season Class on Thursday night.  On our first card we stamped the floral image and colored it, on the third card we use two of the dies to create some layers …. however, I cut the die shapes out, out of my floral image Oh my …  so I created a form of the eclipse card!!

Can you see the beautiful layering? From a boo-boo it turned out pretty cool … lol.  My card front it popped up with the dimensionals, the second layer is adhered directly to the base of my card and the center is popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals as well… giving this card a very unique look.

It was created on Whisper White cardstock and was stamped in Momento Ink using the floral image from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set. I used the New set of Watercolor Pencils to color in my image and the blender pen to give it a more watercolor effect. Our class also used the Stampin’ Blends and Aqua Painters to create cards with this bundle and the new Watercolor Pencils (they are amazing) this whole bundle is amazing!!

Our colors of the Watercolor Pencils were Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green. Oh yes, and Crushed Curry for our flower centers.  Simply color just like you did as a kid, then use the Blender Pen to soften the look!  After layering the pieces I added the new Glitter Dots to the card to take up just a little of the white space.

See … there really are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities unfolding!! Hope you enjoyed todays card and that it inspires you to create outside of the box. Or at least, not to throw your boo-boo’s away!!

Thanks for checking in on my today, tomorrow I will share my “Sneak Peek” into the holiday catalog with you.

Have yourself an awesome day!!

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Simply Sunday … Christmas in July

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the specials that will be gone at the end of July and the new ones that will be starting in August … so today I want to share a beautiful card that marries two of them together!  I’m using the Blended Seasons bundle from the Color Your Season Limited Time promotions with the Designer Series Paper.

We made this card at my Star’s Team meeting yesterday along with a fall card from the same bundle … plus swapping with the other ladies who attended. It was a wonderful day reconnecting, fun, stamping and introducing new members.

I began with the “Under the Mistletoe” Designer Series paper (currently on sale) and teamed it up with the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in which I used the Holly Spray and the Merry Christmas Greeting.  I used the “second” of the three shaped dies to cut Whisper White.  These dies have the stitching of “both” sides of the cut!! So you can use the shape and the cut out for your cardmaking.

Once the shape is cut out, I stamped the holly spray on the top and bottom … it fits in there so nice!!

We then used the Stampin’ Blends to color our holly.  We used the coordinating Old Olive Stampin’ Blends along with the Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight. They works so nicely with this bundle.  You will also love the Watercolor Pencils in the new colors. Either one you use … a touch of Stella won’t hurt!!

I stamped the greeting onto a strip of Real Red cardstock and punched the ends with the Triple Banner punch. The entire piece was popped up and the completes my Christmas in July card for today!

I will keep the promotions listed below until the end of the month …

#1) Don’t you just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper (I’m a DSP Addict!!). Back by popular demand, Stampin’ Up! has brought back the incredible Designer Series Paper offer: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July! This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog …

#2) “Color is what helps me express my creativity and Stampin’ Up! offers 53 colors! Color can help you express your creativity too! Right now, for a limited time, Stampin’ Up! is offering a free family of Classic Stampin’ Pads to all new recruits. Join my team today, and get a color family of your own.”

#3) Our Blooming Summer Savings promotion is the bridge between the old and the new … New subscribers to Paper Pumpkin will get 50% OFF their first kit when they subscribe using code BLOOM0818 at paperpumpkin.com by August 10.

UPCOMING AUGUST PROMOTIONS …

#1) Introducing our NEW Color Your Season “Limited Time” products … Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and will no longer be available for purchase.

 #2) Bonus Days are back!  During August for every $50 you spend before August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.

 

One more promotion …

FREE STAMP GIVE_A_WAY This is my gift to those who shop with me during the month of JULY 2018

… these stamp sets are no longer available in the catalogs and they can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase (also includes a special gift and hand stamped card from me).  YES … that is the Amazing you that coordinates with the “Celebrate You” Thinlit dies in the catalog.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding my End of Month Stamp Give-a-way or any of the Stampin’ Up! promotions!

Thank you for joining me today.

Enjoy this beautiful day ~

 

Time for Goodbyes … Welcoming New

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s hard to believe summer is already half over … where did the time go?? I didn’t even get to do half of the things I’ve had planned.  Ahhhhh, and with the end of July – we are seeing the end of some amazing Stampin’ Up! promotions!

You still have 4 more days to take advantage of these promotions, and I’ll also give you a sneak peek into what’s coming for August~

#1) Don’t you just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper (I’m a DSP Addict!!). Back by popular demand, Stampin’ Up! has brought back the incredible Designer Series Paper offer: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July! This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog …

#2) “Color is what helps me express my creativity and Stampin’ Up! offers 53 colors! Color can help you express your creativity too! Right now, for a limited time, Stampin’ Up! is offering a free family of Classic Stampin’ Pads to all new recruits. Join my team today, and get a color family of your own.”

#3) Our Blooming Summer Savings promotion is the bridge between the old and the new … New subscribers to Paper Pumpkin will get 50% OFF their first kit when they subscribe using code BLOOM0818 at paperpumpkin.com by August 10.

UPCOMING AUGUST PROMOTIONS …

#1) Introducing our NEW Color Your Season “Limited Time” products … Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and will no longer be available for purchase.

 #2) Bonus Days are back!  During August for every $50 you spend before August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.

 

One more promotion …

FREE STAMP GIVE_A_WAY This is my gift to those who shop with me during the month of JULY 2018

… these stamp sets are no longer available in the catalogs and they can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase (also includes a special gift and hand stamped card from me).  YES … that is the Amazing you that coordinates with the “Celebrate You” Thinlit dies in the catalog.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding my End of Month Stamp Give-a-way or any of the Stampin’ Up! promotions!

Thank you for spending part of your day with me!

Have an awesome day ~

 

Words are Never Enough …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve been sharing cards and projects from many of our designer papers but I haven’t shown you the beautiful Nature’s Poem yet. The fabulous designs are perfect for summery cards, masculine cards and has the warmth for my favorite season … autumn / fall cards.

These pretty cards come directly from the Stampin’ Up! catalog and I’m sharing my favorite first. The stunning Blackberry Bliss really adds the warmth to this card …

The leaves on the card where stamped with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and cut with the coordinating dies. When you purchase this as a bundle, you save 10%, and don’t forget that with a qualifying purchase I will toss in a FREE stamp set (seen below).

Now our second card features 3 more designer patterns … look close because they layer so beautifully together. You will also notice the Leaves Trinkets and the Natures twine.  This is an entire product suite that can be found on pages 142 – 144 and you will be blown away!  This is a wonderful and very versatile product suite … check it out.

Now is a great time to stock up on the Designer paper and take advantage of any of the amazing promotions that are currently happening … Don’t forget I’m giving away a FREE Stamp set away too.  Details are below.

 

Admit it: you just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper (I’m no different)! By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! has brought back the incredible Designer Series Paper offer: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July! This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog (see list below).

Item Description Page Price (USD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00

I am giving away FREE stamp sets and a special gift when you make a qualifying purchase during July … these will be sent direct to you along with a beautiful hand stamped card.  If you want to give me a call and have me place your order, I can do that too … then I will add all your goodies to your order!!

Here are the great stamp sets you can get FREE …

Once you make your purchase, contact me right away with your choice (First come, First Serve) and I will get that in the mail for you along with your other gifts!!

Remember… these stamp sets are no longer available in the catalogs and they can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase (also includes a special gift and hand stamped card from me).  YES … that is the Amazing you that coordinates with the “Celebrate You” Thinlit dies in the catalog.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding my End of Month Stamp Give-a-way or any of the Stampin’ Up! promotions!


PAPER PUMPKIN 50% OFF!
July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber CLICK HERE TO BEGIN
USE PROMO CODE: BLOOM0818 / And be sure to designate me as your demonstrator 🙂

Let’s stamp -n- chat … Contact me to set a play date 262-334-1009 or lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com There’s No obligation! And I’m here as your #1 Support System, plus you have our team of Stars, fellow demonstrators and the entire Stampin’ Up! family. READY?? Click Here / or just contact me to chat.

Thank you for stopping back today …

Have a wonderful day!

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You are the Greatest …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Whew … we are half way through the week, I got a new laptop and life is good!!  Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that highlights the Tropical Escape 6 x 6 Designer Series paper … besides anything that says “escape” is alright by me!!

The card not only features the designer paper but the technique we call the “Drapery Fold” …

I began with the coordinating Blushing Bride cardstock and layered it after embossing the top piece with the Layering Leaves embossing folder. There are so many beautiful patterns to choose from in this paper stack but I choose the one with the pink flowers which really pop with the base.

The greeting comes from the coordinating stamp set (bundle & save 10%) I stamped “off” the pink flower so it was lighter in color and the greeting in black … then it was cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.

I’m not a fan of raw edges so I covered it with an additional piece of Tropical Escape designer paper … I picked the one with the dots because of the coordinating dots in the designer pattern I chose and really finished off my card.

PLUS, I have a great tip to share with you that was share by fellow demonstrator Wendie Waldman. The framelits actually cut out some of the images on the designer paper …

Now is a great time to stock up on the Designer paper and take advantage of any of the amazing promotions that are currently happening … Don’t forget I’m giving away a FREE Stamp set away too.  Details are below.

 

Admit it: you just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper (I’m no different)! By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! has brought back the incredible Designer Series Paper offer: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July! This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog (see list below).

Item Description Page Price (USD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00

Here are the great stamp sets you can get FREE …

Once you make your purchase, contact me right away with your choice (First come, First Serve) and I will get that in the mail for you along with your other gifts!!

Remember… these stamp sets are no longer available in the catalogs and they can be yours FREE with a qualifying purchase (also includes a special gift and hand stamped card from me).  YES … that is the Amazing you that coordinates with the “Celebrate You” Thinlit dies in the catalog.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding my End of Month Stamp Give-a-way or any of the Stampin’ Up! promotions!


PAPER PUMPKIN 50% OFF!
July 11-August 10 new subscribers get 50% off the first month! What a great time to sign up! And the graphic has such pretty colors!!! Is that a hint at what’s in the kit? Usually SU does that. SO FUN!! Sign up using this link so you can become my personal subscriber CLICK HERE TO BEGIN
USE PROMO CODE: BLOOM0818 / And be sure to designate me as your demonstrator 🙂

Let’s stamp -n- chat … Contact me to set a play date 262-334-1009 or lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com There’s No obligation! And I’m here as your #1 Support System, plus you have our team of Stars, fellow demonstrators and the entire Stampin’ Up! family. READY?? Click Here / or just contact me to chat.

Thank you for spending part of your day with me!

Have an awesome day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

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!!

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