Sunday, July 15, 2018

Southern Serenade with an 'accent' from Accented Blooms





Hi everyone.  Today I am sharing a card that I made with the little punch out from the Accented Blooms stamp set. The main image is from Southern Serenade, I just love that set, but the background was created with a little stamp that was laying on my desk from a card that I had made the day before.  

 See that little punch out stamp?  Stampin' Up! does this when there is a large area that is to be punched out, so that we don't accidentally get ink where we don't want it.  I was looking at that little punch out and thought it would make an interesting background.  What do you think?  I stamped in Crushed curry, sometimes full strength, sometimes with out re-inking the stamp, for a lighter tone.







 I colored in the main image with my favorite tool, the Aqua Painter.  I added Crushed Curry to the blossoms, Old Olive to the leaves and a lit of Crumb Cake 
shadow to the right of the flower.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Accented Blooms

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a card that was designed by Stampin' Up! and I used it at a recent event.  I thought it was really pretty, I loved the watercoloring, and I just had to make my own.
It starts with the Accented Blooms stamp set and the Tailored Label punch.  The punch is a must have for any card maker. With this card, it cuts out the specific shape of the stamp, but it is a great size and shape for so many sentiments, not too small, not too large. 
The watercoloring on this card is intentionally fast and loose, going outside of the lines a bit.  It gives a soft look that is really pretty.  zoom in and check it out if you can't quite see it.








The inside of the card gets a piece of Whisper White card stock to write your greeting or message.  
 















I made a quick video to show how to put it all together. I hope you like it.



I made another card with this stamp set and Colored Pencils.


















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Monday, July 9, 2018

Emboss Resist with Dandelion Wishes

Hi everyone. Today I am sharing another card from last weeks stamp camp! I haven't made anything new this week.  We had a wonderful July 4th, complete with burgers and Fireworks.  I also celebrated my birthday, I wont tell you which one :)  as well as several family birthdays this month!  July has been busy!
I have to say, when I first saw this new stamp set in the catalog, I right away knew I had to have it and that I wanted to do an emboss resist card with it.  There was a dandelion stamp set many years back, and I remember doing using it with emboss resist.  Somewhere along the line I must have let it go, so seeing a new stamp set like this made me quite happy.
I have a short video showing how to make this card, it's really simple but quite pretty.
I hope you like it!


The little stamp with just the Dandelion fluffs is fun for decorating the inside of your card, as well as the envelope!


















I used this same stamp set with the emboss resist technique and Brusho.  Brusho is a Powdered watercolor.  You shake it on the card and then add water, or you wet your cardstock and shake the Brusho onto that.
















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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pop Out and Spin card with the Lift Me Up stamp set

Hi Everyone! Today I thought I would share a card from the Stamp Camp I held last weekend.  This was a fun card and although I don't think I will make a ton of them, it is a fun card to know how to make for that special someone who loves cards that move! The Hot Air Balloon spins around on the skewer by means of a string the pulls when you open and close the card.  It sounds trick and it does take some paying attention to what your doing, but I think anyone can make it! and for so many occasions.  You can make just about anything spin! Hearts for Valentine's Day, stars, butterflies, whatever you like.  I already plan a ballerina saved from a stamp set last Christmas called Sugar Plum Dreams. 




 For this card I used a stamp set called Lift Me Up.  It features hot air balloons and I choose it because I really wanted to use the "Best Route" designer series paper.  For the month of July, there are 10 select Designer Series Paper collection on sale buy 3 get 1 FREE!  I love this promotion.  It is one of my favorites because even if I already have what's on sale, I can use more,  because paper gets used up! In fact I am already mostly finished with this Best Route pack, and should probably get another, along with some Wood Textures, Under the Mistletoe, and a forth for free, but I don't know which yet! 
Here is the front of the card when closed.  I have a template for the cuts to the inner piece, you can print it out here.
















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