Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy Watercolor

Are you looking for a quick and easy card that can be made from ONE stamp set? Look no farther. Happy Watercolor, page 22 in the Stampin' Up! occasion mini, is a great set to have. It come with two floral stamps, two "swipe" stamps, dots, and three different word stamps. I used the new 2103 in colors for this card. The card base if Strawberry Slush. I stamped on Whisper White.
I used Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Strawberry Slush for the three "swipes" of color, Be sure to clean your stamp well between each color.
Happy Watercolor (wood) 133188 $29.95; (clear) 133191 $21.95;  pg 22



Sale-a-bration is here and this is one of my favorite FREE stamp sets I earn with my $50 order! It's called See Ya Later. I used another FREEBIE...the Decorative Dots embossing folder. The card base if Whisper white cut 4 1/4  x 9 1/2 , and scored at 5 1/2. I used a 4 x 3 3/4 piece of old olive which was embossed. The dotted paper is from the Polka Dot Parade designer paper, cut 4 x 2.
I used black and old olive markers to color the stamp. I used the chalk talk framelit to punch it out. Then is cut a piece of black card stock 2 x 3 1/2 and punched both ends with the new Scalloped Tag punch found in the new Occasions Mini 2014 catty. I was so excited to discover this!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Stampin' Up!'s new hexagon thinlit

I love the way the hexagon thinlit makes a kind of bee hive look for this card. Be sure to use a layer of wax paper between the cardstock and thinlit for ease of cutting. Without the wax paper my first two attempts just tore around the thin edges of the black cardstock. BUT with the wax paper there was no tearing and everything just popped out so easily. I also stamped the bee with versamark and then black embossed it. I used Daffodil Delight and Smokey Slate to color the bee.

Perfect Pennants pg 27
Wood 133227, clear 133230
Hexagon Thinlits Die pg 26  132965
Backyard Basics pg 79 IB&C
Backyard Basics Framelits pg 187 IB&C
Available as a bundle see pg 79.
Black, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight cardstock
Daffodil Delight seam binding and Black Chevron ribbon

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Glittern Gals Swaps from the new Occasions Mini and SAB

The monthly meeting of the Glittern' Gals demonstrators group was at my house today. We have a very talented group of ladies and I love to swap with them. Just look at all the wonderful cards I received today!
 This one is mine (Laura). It was inspired by a swap I received at leadership.
I used the Gold metalic ink pad for all the stamping.
Off the Grid and Chevron background stamps, Language of Love,
Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock

Made by Adriana C
 Made by Debbie L
 Made by Ann G
 Made by Terri M

This is a wonderful gift bag made by Luana. She used a 12x12 piece of dsp. It is scord at 4 and 8" along one side, and 5 and 7" along the other side.

 Made by Linda using the Sweetheart Treat bags from theWhole Lot of Love promotion
 Made by Debbie J
 Made by Linda H
 Made by Lynda G
Made by Peggy

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Emboss ResistTutorial

This is the card I made to swap at Leadership later this week. I used the new stamp called "People like you" and I used the emboss resist technique for it. Below are the steps I completed to make this card.
On a 3x4 piece of vanilla card stock, I stamped the image with versamark and then covered it with clear embossing powder.

I heat set the embossing powder with my heat gun. See how it is shiny? The bit of color you might see is from the bit of left over ink that was on the stamp.I should have cleaned it better.

I used Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, and Pistachio Pudding to color the image.
I started with the Strawberry Slush. With the pad closed, press it a few times to transfer some ink to the lid. Using an aqua painter, add some water to the ink. Then use the watered ink to color around the edges of your stamped panel as shown in the next photo.
You can see that I just added the color all over leaving some edges untouched.
Next I added more color over the stamped flower to make it pop. I dipped my painter into the undiluted ink for this.
Then I added the Daffodil Delight around the edges of the vanilla panel.
Finally, I used the Pistachio Pudding marker to color the stems.
I mounted the stamped panel onto a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 panel of Strawberry Slush card stock.
Added the Pistachio Pudding ruffled trim.
Emboss the Pistachio Pudding card front with the new Scallops embossing folder.
Stamp the sentiment onto vanilla card stock and punch out withe the Decorative Label punch.