Autumn Card with Watercolor Pencils …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We are past the halfway point of the week and on the road to the weekend!!  Wooo Hoo! I can’t wait to share this beautiful card with you today … I created this card for my Stars Team meeting this past Saturday to highlight the beautiful Color of Seasons …

Because Stampin’ Up! is also offering a brand new set of Watercolor Pencils as a coordination product with this bundle I just had to play!! Who doesn’t love the ease of the Watercolor pencils when you want several different colors on your Autumn leaves?

Well … let me just show you, a picture is worth a thousand words (or should I say oooooh and aaaaah!!)

I stamped the images with the Momento Ink and began with the Garden Green Watercolor pencil. I used it along the vein in the center of the leaves, then I just colored in some Crushed Curry, then some Cajun Craze and finally a little Cherry Cobbler near the edges.  Each leave was a little different.

Once I was done with the Watercolor Pencils … I used my blender pen to move and blend the color.  Wow … the pencils are definitely artist quality pencils, they blend so easily and looked beautiful in spots where I hardly blended at all!

I did have to fussy cut my leaves out, but I must say that while sitting around the table with a group of friends (my Stars Team members) and just chatting & catching up, before we knew it, they were all cut out!!

After that we added just a touch of the Wink of Stella … and we did that because it really brought together the colored leaves and the die cut leaf. (The die comes with the bundle!)

Our greeting comes from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set (see below) and was punched out using the Pretty Label punch! Popped it up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves too. The background was done with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder … the autumn leaves look so good against it!!

I can’t stop playing with this bundle … it can be used all year long and for any occasion (Even Weddings – there is a bell with a coordinating die)!! Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last.

Because the Blended Season Stamp Set and Stitched Season dies are “Limited Time Only” offer … I am hosting classes that will highlight the “Seasons”.  The first class has filled so I am adding another class on Thursday the 9th of August …

Your cards will include the envelopes … All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive.  Three spots have already been reserved so don’t wait / Contact me right away to reserve your spot.  Call 262-334-1009

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me …

Have a wonderful day ~

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Inside the Lines

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a video for you that highlights the Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Paper that you can get for FREE in our Sale-a-bration catalog.

Stampin’ Up! trainer, Carrie, showcases the versatile Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper. This exclusive 12″ x 12″ paper is only available when you make a qualifying purchase during Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event.

Coloring books are so hot right now and Stampin’ Up! is right in line with that.  But what I love is that this beautiful paper coordinates with the Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Detailed Dragonfly thinlits… Bundle those and save 10%.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the video.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Watercolor Technique In Color

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we are over the hump and one day closer to the weekend, and a Holiday weekend too! A perfect time to celebrate.

Today I’m celebrating our new In Colors!! I have teamed them up with a great technique that I taught my Technique Club this past June. The Marker to Block Watercolor Technique … so simple but it can make a dramatic impact!

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We took one of the clear blocks and colored it with our markers, you can add a second color to create a bigger WOW effect. Then simple spritz it with water until it starts to bead up … then press it onto your cardstock. We used the Whisper White … no special cardstock needed!

It’s an amazing site when the colors create the beautiful watercolor look. Let it dry a bit and then you are free to stamp. We masked the left side of the card so our image looks like it is captured in the block. The stamp set we used is the new “You’ve Got This” stamp set.

Here is the card done in each of our new In Colors. I marked them for you. Check out how nicely the ribbon, cardstock and inks coordinate!  Love it!!

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I hope I inspired you to pull out your makers and spritzer and create some wonderful watercolor cards.

Thank you for joining me today …

Hope your day is full of color… Have fun!!

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Simply Sunday: A Watercolor Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share with you a card inspired by the technique that I’m doing with my Technique Clubs this month. A simple technique that really has that “WOW” factor. You will need a clear block, some markers and a stamp set of your choice.

On today’s card, I’m using the stamp set “Wetlands” and the sandpipers from that set, block “H”, the “Marina Mist” marker from the Soft Subtles and “Soft Suede” from the Neutrals Collection of markers. I know my club members are going to enjoy this one!

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I use the lightest of the two colors first, so the Marina Mist is scribbled onto the top half of the block, then the Soft Suede on the bottom half. Fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with water and simple spritz the block until it begins to bead. Then press it onto your cardstock (we used Whisper White). You will actually see the color pull into the cardstock … Hold it down for a bit till the water is absorbed.

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Let it dry somewhat and then you can stamp your sandpipers onto your watercolor image. You will never get two to look the same, and that is the beauty of this watercolor technique.

My greeting comes from the stamp set “Choose Happiness”.  I like the way the font compliments the line image of the sandpipers. YES … Sometimes less is more. Adding extra embellishments just because you have them, would take away from the simple message of this card.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about the use of embellishments. Don’t get me wrong … I like my bling too! lol

Thank you for joining me today. I have listed the supplies below, just click on them for details about the product or to begin shopping at my online store.

Have a beautiful Sunday ~

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