Warmth of the Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I couldn’t resist … I had to share one more card (for now) using the Rustic Harvest Designer paper and bring you the Warmth of the Fall Season. I know you know how to use the “colored” paper so I have another way to highlight the black & white. Let’s take a look at this gorgeous paper …

See, I bet you have ideas spinning around in your head with what you would like to do with all the beautiful colored patterns, but I want to share how to have fun with the black and white.

Yesterday’s card highlighted the “Blending Brushes” and transforming the black and white to a soft fall background. Wait till you see today’s card!! Grab your fall colored ink pads (I’m using Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry) … then grab your sponge daubers. Don’t have any? I put the link below be cause you are going to want these handle little coloring tools in your stamp collection!

Is this not a WOW card!?! It really takes you right to those beautiful sunny fall days … Call me crazy but I love to look up into the trees when the sun is shining through those beautiful colors, it’s magical. I can almost smell it now. Sorry … drifted off into my happy place for a minute there! lol The paper has the perfect detail of the leaves and some spattering to age them a bit … all I had to do was sponge (dauber) the colors onto it.

The beautiful sentiment comes from the Very Best Occasions Bundle (pg. 68 in your Jul-Dec Mini Catalog). There are so many heart-felt sentiments in this stamp set and a couple of cute fun ones as well … and as for the bundle, well that is the Very Best Trio Punch.

Get three punches in one with the Very Best Trio Punch! These punches are designed to create perfect corner cutouts and openings you can thread ribbon through. Choose from a straight edge or a detailed corner to add an extra touch to labels, tags, and sentiments. You can punch the detailed corner design two ways: by just rotating the paper clockwise or punch the top and bottom corners so that they mirror each other. This punch is a triple threat that you can use with any stamp set or dies. So let’s get crafting!

Today’s card may look detailed but it is so simple to create with the right tools. I have linked all of the products I used on today’s card for your convenience.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me. It’s a beautiful day here in Wisconsin, I hope you are enjoying your day as well.

Here is today’s supply list ….

No Line Watercolor Technique Card & Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to share the No Line Watercolor Technique with you today. It was scheduled for my Facebook LIVE yesterday but I had technical difficulties … well, it took me to more chances but I finally got my video!! It is too cool and pretty not to share.

I’m using the Daffodil Daydream stamp set, it is such a beautiful flower to illustrate and do this technique with.

I invite you to watch the video along with me … I can’t wait to show you the simple steps it takes to create such a gorgeous card. You are going to fall in love with this technique because it’s going to make you look like a real artist! I’m no paint pro, but I sure like the way this looks.

As simple tip is too keep your darker colors in the recesses of your image. I also kept my water painter on the dryer side … it still has water but it easier to control your color when it’s not over wet, and the results are amazing. The dimensions for this card are also simple; Old Olive Card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ … the front is a piece of watercolor paper measuring 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. The watercolor piece I stamped on measures 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ so my Old Olive mat was 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. I just used scrap pieces for my greeting.

The greeting comes from a brand new bundle … the Very Best Occasions Bundle! That is also where the triple edge punch comes from that I decked out my daffodil with. It’s a great addition to my stamp & punch collection – I’ll be using them both many, many times.

I hope you enjoyed the video, especially those who joined me last night to support me LIVE before the internet went down.

Have a wonderful day! Thank you

Here is a list of the supplies I used in creating this card …