So Many Pansies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two cards to share with you today … I’ve been sharing quick & simple pansy cards that highlight the Pansy Petals Designer paper …

Then I showed how easy it was to use the layering of the pansy images to create pretty hand stamped pansies ….

So today I’d like to share a card that also highlights the designer paper, but also the dies… because these dies actually are designed to not only cut your stamped images but the images on the designer paper …

The cute pansy and leaves above were cut from the Pansy Petals Designer paper. They are layered on a piece of Basic White embossed with the “Greenery” Embossing Folder and backed with a piece of Blackberry Bliss … these are layered onto more Basic White that was embossed with the “Tasteful Texture” embossing folder. The embossing added some nice texture to the card.

If you like texture on your flower, then you’ll love the layered die cuts to create you pansy …

The dies not only cut but they emboss as well … amazing!! The layering of the die cuts gives you some fun texture on your cards, but that didn’t stop me from embossing the background with the “Painted Texture” embossing folder! I also added the cute little Elegant Faceted Gems to draw your eye around the card.

I have fallen in love with this suite, but the watercoloring technique I shared yesterday just took it to the next level ….

and here is the flower that inspired me…

I use nature a lot for inspiration in my stamping, especially for a true color pallet … this pansy inspired me to add the “ruffled” look to my die cut flower.

I announced yesterday that anyone who purchases the Pansy Patch Bundle before the end of June, will receive a special gift from me!! All you have to do is purchase, Stampin’ Up! will send me a notification … just make sure you choose me as your demonstrator … thank you.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me for a spell today. I hope your day is a beautiful one!!

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Stunning Watercolor Pansies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m sorry I missed you yesterday, but I’m going to make up for it today with these stunning Pansies!! I am so excited to share this with you today … I have combined an old technique with our new Pansy Petals and the results are stunning!

I have created a video for you from my Facebook LIVE last night so you can watch step by step how easy it is to create these beautiful flowers …. They almost look real don’t they?

Isn’t that cool … I am in love with this technique! I loved it when I made pansies from the butterfly punch but this is more realistic!! It creates so much texture and depth when you “scrunch” your petals.

Those little white specs you see are actually the “shimmer” paper making a statement! It really is so pretty and you can do these in any color you’d like! Here is what I whipped up quickly last night after my LIVE demo ….

Not bad for a 2 minute card!! I used the Pansy Petals Designer paper from my background and just added the flowers and my greeting … simple!

I said I was going to share my “inspiration pansy” with you today but I’m saving it for tomorrow … along with another card!! You won’t be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope your day is an awesome one ~

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

Pansy Petals & Ombre Specialty Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How was your weekend? Hope you got a chance to enjoy it, no matter what you chose to do. Today I’d like to share a closer look at one of the cards I introduced you to in yesterday’s video. I’m using the beautiful Pansy Petals designer paper and teaming it up with the sparkly New Ombre Specialty paper …

I cut a 3″ x 3″ pansy pattern from the Pansy Petals Designer paper and added a Basic White mat … coordinates with the card base.

Between this is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the Ombre Specialty paper. I cut a piece from the upper corner of the Gorgeous Grape and it coordinates nicely with our designer paper.

Now … the greeting!! I used the new Elegant Tag punch and punched both ends of my cardstock to create a unique and elegant tag. I added a clear gem from the Elegant Faceted Gems pack to “anchor” my tag.

So what do you think about the pretty Ombre Specialty paper? It includes 4 – 12″ x 12″ Sheets (one each of 4 colors: Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Night of Navy and Poppy Parade.

I’ll be sharing more tomorrow of these cute Pansies!! Be sure to join me at Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page on Tuesday as I’ll be taking these pansies you another level … we begin at 6:30pm.

Thank you for visiting with me today. I hope your day is a good one ~

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

Emboss, Decorate and Gift!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share how fun and easy it is to add texture to our Ombre Gift Bags. They come in the 5 New In-Colors and each one is embossed with a different folder and decorated differently. Let me say that I was inspired by my fellow demonstrator Jan Farring who shared her embossed bags with all of us.

Please join me, sit back, relax and watch the video and then I’ll share each of the bags including the Soft Succulent which is not seen in the video!

Alright … the cover gives away my surprise! I embossed the Soft Succulent bag with the “Painted Texture 3D” Embossing Folder, it’s so versatile and can be used with so many different styles. I wanted to showcase the new Pansy Petals Designer Series paper as well …

The greeting comes from the Pansy Patch bundle and is stamped in Soft Succulent to coordinate with the bag (and the designer paper). I then punched it out using the Elegant Tag Punch and adorned it with the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon. I completed this bag by adding the Silver Epoxy Essentials.

The Fresh Freesia bag is the first I demonstrated in the video and uses the Magnolia 3D embossing folder … It’s simple but pretty!

I used the folder “side-ways” for this one and decorated it with the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, both the gold elements and the adhesive backed sequins come in the pack!! The gold piece you see here is actually the outer part of the piece I use on my Polished Pink bag …

My Polished Pink bag is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and embellished with the our stunning Shimmer Vellum punched from the Medium Daisy Punch which I highlighted with the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack!

If you do not like the space on the bottom … you can emboss from the bottom and then your un-textured area will be on the top, that is how Jan Farring did her bags… this means you will have texture on both sides, since I came in from the top, mine is only textured on the front.

My Pale Papaya card is textured on both sides because we embossed side-ways to give it a totally different look …

I used the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder to texture this back … I really love it embossed sideways, it really gives definition to that area. I highlighted it even more by adding an oval from the Shimmer Vellum and another pretty daisy!! I added the Clear Epoxy Dots from the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials to finish off my Gift bag.

I thought I’d have a little fun with the Evening Evergreen Gift Bag …

so I made it into a Christmas Gift Bag!! I used the Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Paper and tied it up nicely with the Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed watching how easy it is to emboss these beautiful Gift Bags to give them some texture and then add a few embellishment (or more if you wish) to get them ready to “Gift”!

Thank you for joining me and checking out my video today …

I hope your day is a good one!

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