Simply Sunday: Feels Like Frost 5 Minute Card …

Hello, Hello, Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? It is a bright sunny day here in Wisconsin … 68 degrees in November is sure to bring a smile on your face!! I have something else that will bring a smile to your face … a stunning Christmas card that will only take minutes to make!

Have you seen the Feels Like Frost Designer Series paper? Oh my … it’s beautiful! Stunning images on one side and silver foil designs on the other.

This only gives you a glimpse of the paper but I hope you get a picture of this, otherwise click on the link below and you will be able to see them close up.

Now lets get to that stunning and simple card that I created in minutes…

I began with the Misty Moonlight for my card base, which looked great with the pattern I chose. The snowy scene is like looking at a photograph.

I chose the Festive Corners for my greeting … it is so much fun to add to a card, yet the sweet font really adds beauty to the card. This was stamped with the coordinating Misty Moonlight.

The Feels Like Frost designer paper was trimmed down and matted with Whisper White to set the card off and help highlight those snowflakes.

Speaking of snowflakes … I highlighted them with the amazing “Elegant Faceted Gems”. They add a little sparkle and dimension to your card. And speaking of sparkle ….

Can you see the sparkly Metallic Mesh Ribbon (from the Magic in this Night Suite) this pretty bow is tied around the tree line in the card and really pulls your eye into that area … so pretty!

How amazing is this card and it only took around 5 minutes to create. Super … Simple … Stunning! These are the kind of cards I love. We all get a little busy, so it fits perfect into my schedule. (I still like some fussy cards too)

Hope today’s card inspired you to dig out some of your pretty paper and make some quick cards. Or if you have to have the Feels Like Frost … just click on the link below and it will take you to my online store.

Thank you for hanging out with me today! Hope you have a warm and 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 ♥ 

Wednesday Wow: Watercoloring with Acrylic Blocks

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my Facebook Live presentation of Watercoloring with Acrylic Blocks and the three cards I created using this technique. Last night I shared two of the three cards. Kick back and watch the video, you’ll see how these cards found their beginnings …

The first was my quick -n- cute Halloween card from the Festive Corners stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Write markers to apply the ink to the block and then spritzed it with water.

I’m using the Festive Corners stamp set …. again!!

The second card I created using the markers on the Acrylic Blocks features the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and the markers to create a background.

My colors are Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz …

I used my Stamparatus for my sentiment, it allows my to ink it several times so it’s nice and dark and becomes the focal point of the card.

The second way to use this “Watercolor” technique on the Acrylic Blocks is to put the ink from the ink pad directly onto the blocks. It is applied thicker so the image will be bolder …

I used the Arrange the Wreath bundle and the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper to create this card. The fall leaves surrounding the greeting creates the perfect focal point for this card. Leaf colors are Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze which coordinates with the designer paper.

If you watched the video … you know that each week I do a drawing from all the people who watched and commented on the video … I invite you to join us next week Tuesday for another Technique! Here’s the prizes …

I miss meeting with all my stamping friends face to face, so the Facebook Live seems to get me a little closer to my friends!

Here is one last look at the three cards I created with this FUN technique …

The Watercolor technique using Acrylic Blocks can be used for any one, any stamp set … any holiday! Just look, we have a “Get Well”, a “Halloween” and a “Card of Thanks”.

Thank you for joining me today. I’d like to know how you enjoyed today’s cards…

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 ♥ 

Festive “Halloween” Corners …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I had so much fun making yesterday’s “So Very Merry” card that I thought I would make another … Halloween. The Festive Corners stamp set is filled with fun holiday sentiments. I bought it to decorate my envelopes but found it to be so much more ….

Today’s card started out as a simple Halloween card … I used my Stampartus to ensure the correct placement of my greeting to my spider web. Then I thought it needed a bit more … so I moved my stamped cardstock “ever so slightly” and stamped again!! Now I got a shadowy effect … how cool is that!

I used the hauntingly real spider from the Hallows Night Magic Stamp set … I wanted that “spooky” effect! To make it even more spooky … I used the Wink of Stella between the webs and in the open areas (very small) between the double stamped “spooky”.

I wish the Wink of Stella showed up in the pictures … but the Cobwebs from the Cobwebs 3-D embossing folder show up perfectly and adds some fun texture to this card. This was such a fun and easy card to make.

To finish off the card, I popped up the layered stamped images up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals. The color pallet I used today was …

Are YOU ready for Halloween? Autumn is my favorite season … the warm days and cool crisp nights, and the smell in the air. Love it!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … if so, please feel free to LIKE my post or comment below.

Thank you and 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 ♥ 

So Very Merry Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Wow … Yesterdays blog post was full of amazing announcements! Today I’d like to share the photos and video from my Facebook LIVE demonstration on “How to emboss any color ink” and the Stamparatus “Hinge” technique!

Today’s card was embossed in Real Red and Old Olive …

I used the Stamparatus to align my words perfectly straight and even. The video will show you how to align your stamp on the stamparatus plate. The Whisper White piece of cardstock measures 5″ x 3-3/4″, the Old Olive is 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ and the Real Red measures 5-1/4″ x 4-1/8″ and the A2 card base = 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

Watch and see how I emboss the two different colors and layer my cardstock ….

So how do you like the simple instructions on “how to” apply your stamps to your Stamparatus plates? If you enjoy these tips, I invite you to join me each Tuesday on Facebook LIVE!!

I cut my ribbon about 6-1/2″ – 7″ so that I have enough ribbon to wrap around the back of the card… cut your smaller pieces long enough to tie, usually 4″ – 5″ in length. The ribbon is the “All the Trimmings” Ribbon Combo pack from the Trimming the Town product suite.

I used my Old Olive and Real Red ink pads to create a multi-colored greeting from the Warm Hugs stamp set which comes from the Heartwarming Hugs product suite. I punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch.

After the ribbon was applied, dimensionals were added to the back and then placed onto the Real Red cardstock ….

The Real Red is adhered directly onto the Whisper White base. I think this is such a fun card, and quite easy to create! The embossing brings texture and a richness to the card … and our ribbon adds that holiday sparkle.

I want to thank your for taking time out of your day to hang out with me for a while. My wish is that you learned a little more about your Stamparatus, or put it on your wish list! What would you like to see in an upcoming Technique Tuesday? Write it in the comments below 🙂 Thanks!

Have a great 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 ♥