True Love Gate Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a “Fun Fold” for you!! This gate fold has a bit of a twist … I invite you to sit back and watch my video on “how to” made this beautiful card.

You will also get to hear a few announcements in the video… Enjoy.

With a few simple steps, it makes this card fun and easy to make … I hope you enjoyed the stampin’ tips to make your card making more “full proof”, so you don’t make those silly mistakes.

I love using the “edges” of my floral designer paper as part of my cards … usually on the inside, to decorate. I think it adds a nice touch and you don’t waste paper!

It almost looks like a stamped image, but it is the True Love Designer Series paper… this beautiful paper will be retiring (in June). I hope you enjoyed today’s card and inspires you to try out this cool Gate Fold Card.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I’ll be back tomorrow with something new (or old … on the retiring list)!

Enjoy your day !

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Oh the Things We Can Do with Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Happy April 1st!! No Foolin’ … today I’m going to share all the different ways we have used the True Love Designer Series paper!

Let’s begin with one you may have forgot about; Using Scraps to Create a beautiful card. This super simple technique creates a fun pattern …. just add a greeting! Oh yes, and I added the Daisy Punch too.

The next up is the soft and pretty effect you get when you use your blending brushes to color the black and white images. I did add a little color from my Stampin’ Blends for the leaves, but I love how the brushed on color “goes out of the lines” to create a beautiful softness to the True Love Designer Paper.

If you prefer the “clean” look … I have the pattern colored strickly with the Stampin’ Blend Markers. Same pattern … Same color … I just wanted to show how different these two techniques look on your designer paper.

One of my favorites, and not something we normally don’t think to do: COLOR THE BACKGROUND. I was amazed the first time I saw someone do this technique … who would have thought!? I’m just glad they did, and shared it. Coloring the background just really made our pretty flowers pop off the page.

I have some fun with this one! Not only did I color the back ground, I did the flowers as well. This time though, I used my “Sponge Daubers” to add color to my flowers. They are smaller that the brush heads so you can get a little more precise with your ink placement. Both techniques add soft color your paper.

And …. yesterday’s card, where I showed you how to create an Ombre effect on your Black & White True Love Designer paper! I love all the options you have when working with a designer paper in Black and White … and your color pallet is limitless!! You can create “any” color designer paper now … and it’s FUN!!

I know there are more techniques we can do … how about a soft watercoloring, or bring out your Watercolor Pencils and Blender pen!! The possibilities are endless. The True Love Designer Paper “IS” on the Retiring List … so if you like it, don’t wait … it here only while supplies last.

Thanks for hanging out with me as we revisited some of the great techniques you can do with this special paper!

Have yourself a fun & creative day ~

Double “Z” Fold Card with Ombre Background …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share my card with you today! You’ll see how I created the Ombre effect on the pretty True Love Designer Series paper, and then use it while I show you how fun and easy it is to create the Double “Z” Fold card. I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE video with you as well as the dimensions for the card…

I really like the way this card turned out, a bit different and whimsical. Join me and sit a bit to watch how I created today’s card. Just click on the > to begin viewing …

Wasn’t that an easy card to make … sometimes watching a video just makes it easier to remember how to do it. Here at the dimensions you will need when cutting your for your card.

You can actually click on this picture and save it! Then you will have the dimensions to make as many Double “Z” Fold cards as you’d like! I love the surprise of a Z Fold card because when you look at the front of the card, it looks like a regular card front ….

You have a nice border all around … you can see the Ombre that we created, the cute daisy and even our colored droplets, but when you open it up … you are greeted with a fun fold that will put a smile on anyone’s face …

I want to thank you for spending part of you day with me today. I hope you enjoyed the video and feel inspired to try your hand at this fun fold … don’t forget to try out the Ombre technique as well.

Have a beautiful day ~

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Two 4 Tuesday: Plus Tips for Coloring Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh yes … you’ve read that right, we are coloring our designer paper. I picked another pattern from the pretty “True Love Designer Series Paper”- (Retiring). You will be amazed at how simple this is to do, and what a stunning result you will achieve!! I picked the beautiful Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blend and coordinating cardstock for my first card.

I used the “Light” Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend to color the “background” … not the flowers!! Wow … what a difference that makes on your paper and look how it makes those beautiful white flowers pop off the page!

  • The Designer paper strip is 2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black Mat 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic White background 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (Score at 4-1/4″)

Look what happens when you add some Wink of Stella to the flowers (I left one without Stella so you could see the difference it makes) ….

The white background was stamped with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, and I chose a sentiment from the embossed with the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set found in the Mini Catalog. Once stamped, I embossed it with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder.

For my second card, I colored the background using the “Light” Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. Then … I used my Sponge Daubers to add “Blushing Bride” to the flowers and “Pear Pizzazz” to the leaves. Combining the colored background and then adding a touch of color really creates a stylish color design …

My Blushing Bride cardbase front was embossed with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder. I then layered my colored designer paper onto my “off center” Basic Black mat … I set the black off to really make a statement on this card … the greeting acts as the focal point.

  • Blushing Bride: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (Scored at 4-1/4″)
  • True Love Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black Mat: 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″

Then I just used scrap pieces to stamp my greeting and die cut it with the Stitched Framelits Dies, and the black mat from the Layered Circle Dies.

You can see how I off set the Basic Black mat from the colored Designer paper. I was going to add embellishments but it just didn’t need them!

Thanks for joining me today …. don’t forget to wacth Facebook LIVE tonight at 6:30. CLICK HERE for the link to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.

Have a beautiful day ~

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Creative Coloring: Stampin’ Blends

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another of my coloring techniques to share with the pretty “True Love Designer Series Paper”- (Retiring). I’ll refresh you with yesterday’s card and then share a new one with you. This fun designer paper is perfect for a variety of coloring techniques … it’s black & white!!

I am going to share today’s technique using the same designer paper pattern as I did yesterday. I want you to see the difference you get when using different techniques.

I’m using the Stampin’ Blends to color my designer paper today … don’t you just love coloring! I find it very relaxing and the Stampin’ Blends allow you to blend colors effortlessly and get such beautiful vivid colors….

Instead of the soft background that was created yesterday using the Blending Brushes, the control of the Stampin’ Blends leaves your background clean and open … so cool. For my greeting I used the “Free as a Bird” stamp set again.

I cut down my designer paper to 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and matted it with Basic Black measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. This was popped up after I laid a 1-1/2″ x 5″ strip of the “True Love Designer Series Paper” … just another pattern.

Thanks for checking back today, don’t forget to put my Facebook LIVE on your schedule for Tuesday Night at 6:30.

Have a great day ~

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Simply Sunday: Creative Coloring

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my the weekends go fast, don’t they! Hope you’ve been doing something fun, creative … or just enjoying spring coming. I have been playing with different coloring techniques and such with the pretty “True Love Designer Series Paper”- (Retiring). So for the next couple of days I will be sharing these creations and then on Tuesday, the designer paper will be highlighted when I demonstrate a “FUN FOLD” on my Facebook LIVE at 6:30. I hope you follow along!

This fun designer paper is perfect for a variety of coloring techniques … it’s black & white!! Today I’m keeping it quick and simple by just applying color with our Blending Brushes … did I say “quick”!!

This pattern is so pretty and easy to use the blending brushes because the flowers are bigger than some of the other floral patterns in the pack. On these flowers I actually started in the center and worked my way out in a circular motion.

I did just a little for the green … I kind of stroked the color on the single ones and then I went back in with the coordinating Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to create a more detailed leaf.

The background has a soft pattern which created a textured look … so cool. I did my greeting using the “Free as a Bird” stamp set. It was punched with the Double Oval punch which is currently in the Mini Catalog.

To highlight my greeting, I added a layering of the Bumble Bee Ribbon (retiring) … it’s so simple to do; I just fill the back of the greeting with adhesive and then just lay the ribbon down. I use dimensionals then to help hold the ribbon and to pop it up.

What do you think … Do you like the addition of Wink of Stella to the card?? The first two pictures were taken without Stella!!

I hope you enjoyed today’s simple color creation, and join me daily to see additional coloring techniques with this paper … and don’t forget to head to my Facebook page on Tuesday for my LIVE presentation using a fab Fun Fold!!

Thanks for stopping in to visit today …

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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