Amazing Silhouettes Faith over Fear Card ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card to share from the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set and a fun technique that really showcases the silhouette aspect of this stamp set. There are three different images in this stamp set and it’s when you add ink that they really come to life.

I’m going to be using a type of “Emboss Resist” technique on my card today. Starting with the VersaMark pad … ink up the butterfly image and stamp it onto your card front (I’m using a 3-3/4″ x 5″ sheet of Basic White) re-apply ink and stamp a second and repeat. Pour White embossing powder over the butterfly images and heat until the powder turns smooth and shiny.

Next I pulled out my Blending Brushes along with Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, and Coastal Cabana ink pads….

Pull the Blending Brush across the ink pad to ink up and then using a rotating motion beginning “off” your cardstock bring it in and color in your butterflies. I used a different brush for each color. Then grab a tissue and wipe excess ink off of the embossed area.

Once the excess ink is wiped off, I added the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon between two of the butterflies attaching the ends to the backside of the card front. Once secure, I tied another piece onto the ribbon to create a bow. This is when I layered the Flirty Flamingo mat behind my card front.

Using the same Charming Sentiments bundle I used on yesterday’s card, I stamped the “Faith over Fear” sentiment in Highland Heather and then die cut it with the coordinating dies in the bundle.

I then embellished the card using the Iridescent Rhinestones. I love how they pick up the colors of the ink I used and just twinkle on this card … it gives you a soft, warm feeling like a hug, and pairs perfectly with our sentiment.

Such a beautiful card with a soft touch of color, and pretty darn easy to make too! Embossing is what actually attracted me to the world of stamping, with a few simple steps you can elevate your card to the next level. What inspired you to begin stamping?

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope yours is a good one.

Here is a list of ingredients used in today’s card. You can click on any one for more information about the product, or to begin shopping at my OnLine store. Thank you for your support

Magical Snowman Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share a few announcements with you today, along with a video and two cards!! First I’d like to share the video of my Facebook LIVE on Saturday where I demonstrated some fun techniques using White Glimmer paper, and the Snowman Magic Bundle.

These two products make the perfect pair ….

How awesome is that? Did you know that you could “dye” your white glimmer paper by spritzing it with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and ink refill? Of course we can die cut it but it was cool to see how well it takes on the shape of your embossing folders. Here is another look at my two cards.

I can’t wait to share this news with you …

My first announcement is that I have held open my Small Business Saturday promotion for CYBER MONDAY!! You can get in on the same FREEBIE’s as my Saturday guests with a qualifying purchase. It’s a great way to “Gift” yourself while you shop for the card makers and crafters on your holiday list.

Here is the LINK for your shopping convenience:

https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=9RCR9JKT

✨ YOU MUST USE THE HOST CODE TO QUALIFY FOR THE REWARDS.

NOW …

My final announcement is an invitation for you to join me beginning Tuesday, November 29th as I kick off my 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS series

During my 12 Days of Christmas, I will highlight some of my favorite products from the upcoming LAST CHANCE List. That’s right … these amazing products will be retiring and only available while supplies last. I will post that LAST CHANCE List tomorrow along with our first of 12 highlighted products!

Thank you for joining me today …

Hope to see you tomorrow as I kick off my 12 Days of Christmas!

Here is a list of the products I used to create that cards shown here today ….

Simply Snowflakes! Christmas cards on a budget …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Thursday I shared a couple cards that are easy to make, and oh so pretty …

Today, I will use the Wonderful Snowflakes again … I’ll show you how your Blending Brush magically transforms your Snowflakes and Cards in my video!!  These are great Christmas Cards for anyone on a budget! .

Let’s start with the first cards created by using our Snowflake and Blending Brushes to leave a negative images. Once you see all the cards, the video will show you exactly how they were done ….

I wish you could see the Wink of Stella on this card, it really highlights the snowflake. Make sure you watch the video so you can see all the tips and techniques.

The second card was created with the Wonderful Snowflake that was used for our last card. This way you will get 2 cards from every snowflake … or 48 cards. And the pack of 24 Wonderful Snowflakes is only $6.00 (it’s a steal)

The last card is for those of you who want to make a clean and simple card that is pretty and ready to send in just minutes. You’ll get 24 cards using this method …

You will want to watch the video as it shows you how simple the cards are to create, and how budget friendly this layout truly is. I even talk about how you break down the costs.

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

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 

A Daffodil Card & Tutorial …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the cute daffodil card with the soft background created with the blending brushes …

Today I’d like to share another simple card (also with the blending brushes) and a video to show you how this bundle coordinates so beautifully and how you can earn the Designer Paper FREE!! Let’s kick back a moment and check out the video ….What do you think of that?

MOTHERS DAY CARD:

  1. Before you start stamping, cut the following paper pieces:
    • 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) from Calypso Coral Cardstock
    • 3″ x 3-1/2″ (7.6 x 8.9 cm) from Calypso Coral Cardstock
    • 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) from Basic White Cardstock
  2. On the center of the 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Basic White piece, stamp the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment from the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  3. Pick out both butterfly dies from the Daffodil Dies. Place them on a sticky note, then run them through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut. (Either of our machines will work.) These will be the masks you use to try the masking technique!
  4. Once cut, place each die-cut butterfly over parts of the stamped sentiment. Using a Blending Brush, gently apply Daffodil Delight ink in a circular motion over and around the sentiment. When done, remove the butterfly sticky notes to reveal white butterfly shapes!
  5. Create the card base by folding the 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) Calypso Coral piece in half and scoring at 4-1/4″ (10.8 cm). Stamp the set’s butterfly stamp in Calypso Coral ink a few times onto each corner of the card base, then add a few Brushed Brass Butterflies.
  6. Rip the top and bottom of the Basic White piece upwards to create a unique
    textured look, then adhere to the center of the 3″ x 3-1/2″ (7.6 x 8.9 cm) Calypso
    Coral piece. To complete the card, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the
    3″ x 3-1/2″ (7.6 x 8.9 cm) Calypso Coral piece to the center of the card base!

If you would like to purchase this bundle, and your part of my creative community or would like to join us, just click on the links at the bottom of my blog and order yours today. If you need a catalog … please let me know.

Thanks for hanging out with me today.

Have a Happy Friday ~

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 ❤

Sneak Peek: Blessings of Home Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a special card… Blessings of Home; one of the first cards that I created using products from the NEW Jan-June Mini Catalog. This catalog goes LIVE on January 4th … and so does our Sale-a-bration celebration!! Wooo Hooo … I love this time of year.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Blessings of Home Bundle (1579390) Stamp Set (157930) Dies (157938)

Here are the measurements that I used to create this card and step by step instructions. I will have a list of Ingredients at the bottom of my post. Some items will not be available until the 4th of January, but I couldn’t resist giving you a little peak.

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Basic White 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored & folded at 4-1/4″ plus 5” x 3-3/4” (greeting)
  • Cardstock #2: Fresh Freesia:1/4” x 4” (Mat)
  • Cardstock #3 Basic White: 5-1/2” x 3” Stamp Floral Image
  • Cardstock #4: Fresh Freesia: 5-1/4” x 3” (Cut to Mat the Floral Image)

Instructions:

  • Die cut shape from the Tasteful Label Die to use as a “Mask” to create a “Reverse Mask” effect.
  • On White Card front, use die cut shape to apply ink with Blending Brush.
  • Stamp Greeting inside the reverse mask area (Keep more to the right as your floral image will be adhered to the left side.
  • On small Basic White cardstock; stamp image and color using Stampin’ Blends and add Wink of Stella to the white flowers.
  • Die cut the floral image and then cut another image using Fresh Freesia cardstock and layer behind the die cut stamped image.
  • Attach die cut floral with mat onto the Brushed card front.
  • Position 3 Rhinestones on your card.  I like to form a triangle as it draws the eye around the card.
  • Attach ribbon to the bottom of the card front.
  • Layer Fresh Freesia mat to back, and then mount entire piece onto White card base.

I hope this card tutorial inspires you to pick up the J-2-J Mini Catalog and check out page 60, and the rest of it this holiday weekend. I like how some simple masking adds so much dimension to this card without adding layers of cardstock!

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my post. Give it a LIKE at the bottom or leave a comment … it is welcomed and greatly appreciated. It also helps others find this blog.

Have a wonderful 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

Simply Snowflakes! Christmas cards on a budget …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today, I will use the Wonderful Snowflakes from the Whimsy Wonder Suite … I’ll show you how your Blending Brush magically transforms your Snowflakes and Cards in my video!!  These are great Christmas Cards for anyone on a budget! .

Let’s start with the first cards created by using our Snowflake and Blending Brushes to leave a negative images. Once you see all the cards, the video will show you exactly how they were done ….

I wish you could see the Wink of Stella on this card, it really highlights the snowflake. Make sure you watch the video so you can see all the tips and techniques.

The second card was created with the Wonderful Snowflake that was used for our last card. This way you will get 2 cards from every snowflake … or 48 cards. And the pack of 24 Wonderful Snowflakes is only $6.00 (it’s a steal)

The last card is for those of you who want to make a clean and simple card that is pretty and ready to send in just minutes. You’ll get 24 cards using this method …

You will want to watch the video as it shows you how simple the cards are to create, and how budget friendly this layout truly is. I even talk about how you break down the costs.

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

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 

The New Dragonfly Garden Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a video and card featuring the brand new Dragonfly Garden Bundle from the January – June Mini Catalog. I also highlights the Blending Brushes and how you can create a beautiful background so you don’t have to color in your entire image!

The video will also give you tips on how to maximize your designer paper when punching out the Dragonflies. Sit back and relax … Enjoy!

I do believe that when inking up your brushes, if they are very juicy like my Mossy Meadow was … you must start from outside your cardstock and move your way in using a circular motion. I will by trying more methods to see what I like best, and you’ll be the first I share them with!

My three ink colors for my background were the Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight and Blackberry Bliss …

It is hard to see on this photo but as I stated in the video, I used Wink of Stella on my Dragonfly. You’ll see another card in the video (my test card) which I used the Meadow Moments embossing folder and a lot more color variation! I prefer the Mossy Meadow card base and the Subtle 3-D Embossing folder. It allows you to stamp a greeting and then emboss it … and you are still able to read the greeting.

I hope you got a good look at the Dandy Garden Designer Series paper, if not you can watch the video again. It was designed to coordinate with both bundles as it comes from the “super” Suite “Dandy Garden”. I can’t wait to share even more with you … watch for your invitation to join my Mini Catalog Kick Off Party!! It’s coming soon.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Hope you enjoyed the video and the card. You can catch up and watch all my video’s CLICK HERE on my YouTube Channel.

Have a wonderful day!! And if you are in Wisconsin … check out the “Fog Frost” it is sooo cool. Don’t forget to take a picture!

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 ♥