Faux Dipping Technique + Mono Chromatic Coloring = Beautiful!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am really excited to share my card with you today!  You didn’t think I was going to show you a technique without following it up with a card did you?  I thought the way Stampin’ Up! colored the ribbon was really cool … so I had to try it out.

I didn’t have the ribbon they used, so I used the Taffeta Ribbon in Whisper White.  I then ran my markers across the length of the ribbon (as Stampin’ Up! did) starting with the lightest color … Pink Pirouette and finishing with Melon Mambo.


I did however change up the next step… I laid my ribbon across a layer of paper toweling and spritzed it with water.  You can find the Stampin’ Spritzers on page 164 of the Idea Book & Catalog.  It blended nicely!  Once the water absorbed into the ribbon, and excess in the paper towel, I moved the ribbon off to the side to dry.  I love the way it looks!  I’ll be trying out some additional color combinations this weekend.

I tried to do the same technique on paper, but it did not work the same as it did on the ribbon.  You can however create the watercolor look with the Shimmery White paper and the Aqua Pens … but that’s another day, and another card.

For my flower, I tried a technique that I will be showing my Technique clubs in the upcoming month.  It is embossed in white embossing powder, and colored in with the Stampin’ Write marker.  Both my card stock and my marker are Pink Pirouette.  It is unbelievable that you can get that much variation … using the same color marker!

To get the darker color, you simply keep coloring over the same area.  To create the light / highlighting … leave it blank or only go over that area once.  I did however add a touch of Melon Mambo right around the center of the flower so it matched the ribbon better.


The white card stock you see, is the Shimmery White … it’s so pretty!  I wish my camera would capture it better.  I embossed the bottom area with the “Needlepoint Border” embossing folder.

The flower was cut out, popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and framed with the “Oval Collection” framelits.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the “Faux Dipping” technique on today’s card share.  I’d like to hear from you, are you going to try this technique??

Have a wonderful weekend ~


Here is the list of ingredients I used today …


 Peaceful Petals Stamp Set – Wood / $28.95


 Peaceful Petals Stamp Set – Clear / $20.95


 Taffeta Ribbon – Whisper White / $6.95


 Stampin’ Spritzer / $2.95 – Set of 2


 Shimmery White Cardstock / $7.95


 Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder / $7.95


 Ovals Collection Framelits / $26.95

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Thinking of Spring …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s card share was created to inspire “spring” to begin!  I think most of our 50 states are ready, the East coast has been hit exceptionally hard this year.  For those of you in Arizona who are basking in the warm sunshine … we are jealous.

Enough with the weather report … and onto the card.  I made this mainly out of punches, except for a little greeting and stamping a bit of an accent.  I wanted the flowers to be the focal point.


The flowers were punched with our “Pansy” punch.  I embossed the yellow using the “Decorative Dots” embossing folder (FREE Sale-a-bration item) and then punched them with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  It adds some fun dimension to the flowers.

The stem was punched from the “Bird Builder” punch … some leaves were trimmed off, and then added onto the stem to complete the look.  It’s best to do this type of work directly on the “Silicone Craft Sheet” … I always use that when I am using my Snail adhesive on a punched images so small.  Keeps the adhesive off your work area (No more sticky mess).

I used the dot strip from the “Perfect Pennants” stamp set (also comes in a bundle with the Banner framelits) and the greeting comes from a new stamp set, Peaceful Petals.


Can you guess what colors I used to create this card?  Let’s see how many correct guesses we can get.

I hope you enjoyed today’s whimsical card … I thought the flowers looked like they were dancing on a warm summer day!  (Wish I was there) lol

Have a Super Sunday!


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Pansy Punch



 ¾” Circle Punch

w/$50 Order


 Decorative Dots



 Bird Builder Punch



 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – WOOD



 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Peaceful Petals Stamp Set – WOOD



 Peaceful Petals Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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