My Favorite Sale-a-bration item … By the Bay

Hello Stampin’ Friend ~

There are only a couple of days left to our Sale-a-bration event (ends March 31st). So I wanted to share all the goodies that are still available along with my favorite and some samples that I created using this … yes, it’s a stamp set.  By the Bay to be exact…

This card has been on fire on Pinterest (Thank You) and it is so simple to make.  All done in Night of Navy it makes a nice masculine card that would be great for Birthdays, Fathers Day or … Thinking of you.

My second of the three cards was the reason I picked this stamp set from the beginning, I thought it would go perfectly with my HIgh Tide stamp set.  I love lighthouses and this house looks like a beautiful lighthouse “house” to me …

On this card I used both the Aqua Painters and my Stampin’ Blends to color, and the lighthouse was stamped in front of the house.  However, that was not the picture in my head, so I came up with my third design …

There we go … This is what I had pictured in my head!! I wanted the lighthouse behind my cottage by the bay, so I used the masking technique.  You can find the entire blog post for this card HERE. It will take you step by step how I made this card.

There is something about lighthouses that warm my heart … maybe it’s the light that shines bright to bring the sailors into the shores safely… and there was something about this stamp set that spoke to me and said these two stamp sets needed to be together.

Thanks for hanging out with me for a while today, enjoy your day!

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Halloween Week: Technique Tuesday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have kicked off a good week! Today I’d like to invite you to my Technique Tuesday being held during my Halloween Week!

Our technique today is masking … but I have a special stampin’ tip to share with you that will make masking with the Seasonal Chums stamp set possible.

Because the stamps are created as “tags” … they are placed “head to head” so when folded, you can die cut a cute little tag that has a front and back … you can see this on my blog yesterday.

You can see the lines that I’ve drawn on my stamp … that is where I’ll cut them apart. I call the cut a “Puzzle Cut” so that the two pieces can be put together tightly and will then work properly with the it’s coordinating dies.

Now you are ready to stamp as your single stamp has now turned into two!!

When doing the masking technique, I stamp my image on a scrap piece of paper (not cardstock) and then cut inside the line. This way you don’t get the “unstamped” space or gap.

Stamp your Jack-O-Lantern in the center of your cardstock, then place the paper pumpkin (mask) over the top. Now you can stamp your plain (back) pumpkins … remove your mask and your plain pumpkins will appear as if they are behind the Jack-o-Lantern!

Color your desired way …. Watercolor pencils, Aqua Painters or you can use markers like I did here.  I matted my artwork on Basic Black cardstock and then onto two different patterns from the Spooky Nights Designer paper.

I finished off my card with some of the left over Bakers twine from my September Paper Pumpkin kit. I like the orange bling on it … lol.

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial, tips … and card. I would appreciate if you could like my post (bottom left hand corner) or drop me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you join me for my Wednesday … WOW!!

Have a great day ~

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Live * Laugh * Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Here today to share another card from the “Beautiful You” stamp set with a focus on creating backgrounds.  This is card 2 of my trio. The background on this card was created by “Masking” and sponging. Again, going back to basics. Simple yet dramatic.

First we stamped the lady in the lower left hand corner of our card, then we placed the “circle mask” in the upper right hand corner. Using the Soft Sky ink pad, we inked up our sponge and dragged it across the cardstock and mask to create the background. Leaving some white space gives you the illusion of clouds. Remove mask. Stamp greeting.

Then we used Sahara Sand for the lower part of the card. This was mounted onto Basic Black and then “popped up” with dimensionals onto the Sahara Sand card base.

I tried coloring the image but did not like it, so I just used my Wink of Stella brush to color her dress and umbrella! Subtle but very effective.  I think if I would have tried using the new “Watercolor Pencils” … it would have turned out, I used the markers and they were too bold for the rest of the card.

Thank You for stopping by today, hope to see you back again tomorrow for my Simply Sunday series.

Have a beautiful day ~

  

Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. During Jan. 4-Mar. 31, 2017.  All $50 orders receive a free Sale-a-bration reward!

 

Masking Technique with the Sitting Here Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a cute card created with the “Sitting Here Stamp Set”. This card was made using the “Masking Technique”.

Create layered images using the masking technique and the Sitting Here Stamp Set. Combine the images to make the picture you want. Watch this video to learn how to using masking in your stamping…

Isn’t that cute … and so easy! This is just one of the techniques my Technique Club has done. Interested in joining on of my clubs? They will start again in September … we take a break during the summer.

Leave a comment below if you would like me to send you information on my clubs.

Hope you enjoyed the video. I’ll be back tomorrow with a cute card that I created using some of the goodies out of the new catalog!

Till then, take care!

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Masking Tutorial and Blog Candy WINNER!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the wait … I know you are anxious to see who one the Blog Candy.  Let me just say a quick “Thank You” to all of you for participating and sharing your comments! If you liked the sneak peek, you are going to LOVE the new catalog!

Congratulations to our Blog Candy Winner ….

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TECHNIQUE TIME …

Now I would like to share the front of our Tunnel Card with you and the Masking Technique. Very simple to do, but it leaves an awesome impression! First I’ll refresh your memory with the dimensions of the cardstock we used …

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Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me today.  Stop back tomorrow, I will be showing you the additional cards I did using the Tunnel Card technique! I know you’ve been waiting to see them.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Simply Sunday: Thank You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that my Technique Clubs did this May. They learned how to create a “Tunnel Card” and we also used the “masking” technique for the front to create a soft focal point for our birds.

Let’s begin with the front of the card and the World of Dreams stamp set …

I found a card on pinterest using the “masking” technique and loved the color pallet that was used. It was created by Dena Rekow … I cased her basic design.

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The template was created with the Squares Collection Framelits so that we could sponge multiple cards. The top right of the square is sponged with Soft Sky and the bottom left is sponged with Pear Pizzazz … it is then stamped with the bird silhouette stamp using the Black StazOn in pad. It’s very dramatic.

The pop of black cardstock behind the stamped front and the Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon really pull the card together and give it an elegant look.

The inside of the card is using the “Tunnel” to create a very dramatic look. The white cardstock is double stamped in the Pear Pizzazz to give it some dimension. We stamped the same on the inside, along with the greeting in Black StazOn.

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The tunnel itself is easy to create with just a few folds and a framelit of punch to create the opening. Stop back tomorrow for a step by step tutorial on how to create the Tunnel Fold.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me …

Have a wonderful day!

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Simply Sunday … Sending Loving Thoughts

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope this post finds you enjoying a beautiful weekend. After many days of rain, it was so nice to see the sun again.

Today I have a card for you where I have combined two simple techniques to create one beautiful card. I began with masking off a section of my card and sponging Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon into that area.

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Before peeling up the mask, I added the Bokeh technique … to create the background. Then I peeled off the mask and stamped the Serene Silhouettes over it using the Memento Ink Pad.

To complete my card I added a simple greeting from the Love & Sympathy stamp set.

The techniques of masking (with sponging) and Bokeh are simple to do and together they create a stunning focal point for your card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I have posted a list of ingredients below for your shopping convenience … just click on any of the items for details or to start your shopping.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~

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