Flashback Friday: Wetlands

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a card with you that I made at a demonstrator meeting years ago … just goes to show how some stamp sets are timeless.  We used the “Wetlands” stamp set that is still available and can be found on page 133 of our annual catalog.

We made this card in 2013 using the acrylic block to create the background effect. The wet sand was created with the brayer.  This has always been one of my favorite stamp sets … the stamps in the set coordinate beautifully together or work wonders on their own – just like you see here.

I have a second card to share, also from 2013 and comes from a card swap at one of my demonstrator meetings. Again, this shows how versatile this stamp set is, and is truly timeless.

I like how Eileen created a background on the blue just by stamping it … you can use the same ink color as the cardstock to stamp (as you saw on my card yesterday) or  you can stamp with VersaMark™ to create a more subtle tone.

Hope you enjoyed this blast from the past, and found as I have, that some card designs and stamp sets never go out of style.

Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me.

Enjoy the day ~

    

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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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Guest Stamper … Eileen S.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share another card from my downline meeting on Saturday.  I didn’t post this with the Halloween themed cards is because it just didn’t quite fit in …

It’s a wonderful “man” card from the stamp set “Wetlands” (Wood – 126695 / Clear – 126697) found on page 69 of the big catalog.

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The card was made by my sister and downline member, Eileen.  I think her color choice suits a masculine card well… Night of Navy and Soft Suede.  Love the look!

To add dimension, Eileen used the “Window Frames Collection” framelits (129021).  You can find those on page 186 of the big catalog.  Do you have a catalog?  If not, let me know and if you are one of my customers I would love to get that to you right away.

You get added dimension by stamping the color on color like Eileen did with the wheat background.

Eileen added a fun design element by “Paper Piercing”.  It is an age old technique made easy with the coordinating “Paper Piercing Pack – Festive” (127857 / page 179).  Don’t you think that it adds that special touch to the card, and yet keeps it “masculine”.  Who doesn’t need man cards!

Would you like to be a “Guest Stamper”?  I would love to share your work … just please use Stampin’ Up! supplies.  Contact me for the address.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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