I’M BACK!! With the Graceful Glass Suite!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back and bustin’ at the seams with idea’s to share with you!! I’ve finally figured out what was wrong with my computer and got it fixed … and meanwhile my new stamping goodies came in and I’ve been playing like crazy!!

Today I’d like to share one of the cards that my club members got to make this month. We were using the new Graceful Glass Suite.  I am totally in love with this suite and if you like to color this one will satisfy your needs!!

I began with this cute circle pattern and colored it in with the Bermuda Bay duo, which paired well with the Tranquil Tide cardstock. I highlighted the design, creating a focal point by encasing it within the white frame. The circle was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits and then added a black mat behind it.

To make our beautiful coloring job “pop” … we added the Wink of Stella to add some sparkle. It’s a little hard to capture with the camera but the eye is not disappointed when looking at this card.

The greeting was stamped in the lower right-hand corner of the card in the coordinating Tranquil Tide ink.  The ribbon accent is from last years ribbon (not available anymore) but you could easily substitute the new Tranquil Tide ribbon or even some cardstock!

I’m so glad to be back and sharing my creations with you! Thanks for stopping by today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday creations.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

Totally Techniques … “Beautiful You”

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share a card with you from my March Technique Club… it’s totally full of fun techniques. 

Here is the third and last card from my Creating Backgrounds Class using the  “Beautiful You” stamp set.  I begin with the “Delicate Details” stamp set that is in our Sale-a-bration catalog.  I aligned the stamps by laying the large block onto the Grid Paper – that way I was sure they were all straight.

Then it’s inked up with the VersaMark ink … you’ll have to stamp twice because the stamps are spaced closer together.  Once your cardfront is stamped you emboss with CLEAR embossing powder. We are doing the “Emboss Resist” technique.

For the color … I’m also incorporating the “Ombre” technique. The colors are Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo.  I used a Sponge Dauber to apply my ink. (this works best when you start “off” your cardstock and work your way into the card. Blending of these colors is easy and very pretty.

For our lady … she was stamped with the Momento Ink and then colored with the Wink of Stella pen and Bermuda Bay ink refill.  This marvelous pen works just similar to the Aquapainter but with sparkle is included!!  If you have the “clear” pen, like I used here” … you can create as many colors as you have ink refills.  Love this!!  No need to go out and buy different colored Wink of Stella pens, by using the Stampin’ Up! ink refill, you have the perfect way to add that coordinating sparkle ❤ 

Here’s a tip … you could also use the Watercolor Pencils to color your image and then go over it with the Wink of Stella.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, hope your day is a good one.

If you purchase the “Beautiful You” stamp set along with the Wink of Stella and the Watercolor Pencils – you can get the “Delicate Details” stamp set for FREE! Purchase any combination of products below and receive the trio of cards when your qualify for our Sale-a-bration item!  Click on the images below! 

 

 

Birthday Bliss in Blackberry

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I held my summer party with my Star’s by Design group yesterday.  We had a great time!  I will be sharing some of our day with you throughout the next couple of days … I have some really cute cards to share!

Friday I shared a quick and easy card with you and said I wanted to show you another card using the “Park Lane” designer paper … I’ll show you that today too!

Each summer and Christmas I host a special party for my Star’s, and our group met yesterday.  We had a great time sharing ideas, stamping, laughing, more stamping, and then went out for lunch.

This is the cute gift bag that each of my Star’s received when they arrived.  The bags are from the February Paper Pumpkin kits … they are so cute!  I personalized everyone’s bag with their names.  Inside their bags they each got the NEW “Hearts & Star’s” decorative mats.   Ahhh …. what else would I give my Star’s but stars!  🙂

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We talked about the Paper Pumpkin and the girls got to make a treat bag with the June “Pinwheel” Paper Pumpkin.  They also created a couple cards using the “Reflection / Mirror Image” technique.  I’ll share more with you tomorrow.

Now I’d like to share with you a special birthday card I made with the “Park Lane” designer series paper.  I picked the Blackberry Bliss paper this time.  The floral pattern is the same as Friday’s card but the color “really” changes the look.

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I stamped the flower from the Hostess set “Bloom with Hope” and colored it in using the Blackberry Bliss ink pad and Blender pen.  Next, I used the Ovals collection framelits to cut out the flower and create a focal point.

To add a touch of texture … I pulled out my Occasions Paper Piercing mat, the Paper Piercing Tool and the mat and pierced the oval.  I love that mat …. Did you know you can use that as a mat as your stamp pad?  It gives you a crisp, beautifully stamped image!!  Try it 🙂

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The greeting comes from the Bloom with Hope stamp set too, and the banner came from the Paper Pumpkin kit … however, it would be easy enough to make.  I just put a couple of folds in it to make it stand up.  I added the butterflies just because I think they’re pretty, and a bit of designer paper on the inside to finish off the card.

So … what do you think?  Is the Quick -n- Easy card on Friday your favorite, or is it this tantalizing Blackberry Bliss?  I’d love to know 🙂

I thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~

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The stamp set “Bloom with Hope” is a Hostess set, and cannot be purchased on a regular or on-line order.  A qualifying workshop (stampin’ party) of only $150 would give you enough hostess dollars to purchase this set.

You can put in a personal order, do a book show, or I’d be happy to put together a party for you and your friends!  Stamp a few cards, check out the new catalog, fun with friends, and before you know it … you’ve earned enough hostess rewards for this and maybe more!  Let me know 🙂