Thursday, September 23, 2021

Emboss Resist with the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle

 


Today I am using the Pretty Pumpkins bundle.  My thought was to do a Cinderella inspired card with the Be Dazzling paper from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I set to work and loved the end result, only to find out that the Be Dazzling paper has sold out!  We are nearing the end of Sale-a-Bration,  just one week left, so the items will be selling out.  The card was so fun to make so I decided to look for alternatives. 


My first choice was to use Silver Foil instead and I really like how it turned out.  The card base is Balmy Blue, similar to Cinderella's ball gown in the classic story. I used Balmy Blue and Blending Brushes to add color to the background.  I also stamped and embossed the center pumpkin and vine on a separate piece of Basic White and used the Blending Brushes to add color on top of the embossed images (Emboss Resist technique).


I was having fun with the Emboss Resist technique so I decided to try another version. This time I used Rainbow Glimmer Paper. The colors used here are Magenta Madness and Mango Melody. 

I love the sentiment in this set: If Friends were pumpkins, I'd pick you. 




Take a look at the how to video here for tips on using the specialty papers and the Blending Brushes.




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Friday, September 17, 2021

Mirror image stamping using Arctic Bears

 


Yes, It's another post with the Arctic Bears stamps! Can't help myself.  I keep coming up with new ideas.Last night I wanted to make a card that was less masculine and more 'pretty' and I wanted to use t he You & Me sentiment.  I thought about placing the bears on a heart background, but in the end I landed on this die from the Christmas Labels dies.  There was just one problem, the bears were not facing each other. 

Have you ever wished that a stamp was facing a different way?   

 


 

Both the Big Bear and the Little bear are facing the same way, which is fine I guess but I really wanted them to be looking at each other.  

Luckily, I remembered the Mirror Image Technique, sometimes called the reverse image technique.  

 

 

 

 

 


 





You can use the 'kissing' method, where you stamp onto a larger solid rubber stamp with the bear, then stamp again onto your paper. Or, you can use the Stamparatus for an easier way, where you can stamp a few times for darker images and still line up your dies and cut easily too!  See both methods in my video below.








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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Quiet Meadow Bundle from Stampin' Up!

 

Sometimes when a new Mini Catalog comes out, I forget about the wonderful items in the Annual Catalog.  I wanted to show you a great bundle from the Annual Catalog that would be really great for a card this season as the last of the flowers in my garden are blooming, the sunflowers starting to seed. I also have a large plant grouping that I don't even know what it is, large grasses, that get these beautiful yellow tufts of flowers in September.  The colors in the garden are different now, no more bright pinks but all yellows and reds.  Fall is my Favorite.  The Quite Meadow samples that Stampin' Up! made are perfect for me.   Take a look at some of their samples.




For this sample the flowers were stamped and then just giving a quick brush of color. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I like how this simple this sample is.  A few stamped images for a background and some die cuts layered on top.  So simple but so pretty. 









This one might be my favorite.  The Die cuts were colored with the Water Brush and ink. Some Gold splatters make this card both earthy and simple, yet elegant. 










The Butterfly background here is super fun in the brushed gold.  So pretty.









The stamps in this set are lovely, especially if you love to make your own layered backgrounds, like I do! But Those DIES!!  WOW!!  I just love these dies. I hope to use this set a lot in the coming weeks. Check back for more samples.  

If you would like to try one of these, here is a quick PDF recipe file for some of the samples shown in this post:  https://s.tamp.in/Z5XymT

 

 

 

 

 


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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Northern Lights Technique with Arctic Bears bundle from Stampin' Up!

 

I am still using the fun Polar Bears from the Arctic Bears stamp and dies from Stampin' Up!   Today I am creating another style of background that mimics the Northern Lights. 

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights in person? I have not, but I hope to one day! They sound so magical!

 

 

 I used Sponge Daubers to add color in diagonal stripes across the background. On my first cards, I sponged the entire background. I then stamped and cut out the landscape on a separate piece of Basic White and glued it on top of the sponged sky.

I decided to try it again but this time I stamped the landscape onto the Basic White, and again on a Post-it note. I cut out the Post-it note and placed it on top of the stamped landscape to mask it from the sponging.  This second version looks the same as the first and was pretty easy, so if you have a Post-It note, give that a try! 



I love the sentiments that are included in the set.  I chose the 'Thinking of You' sentiment for the front and added the 'My heart is with you every step of the way' to the inside.  









The Arctic Bears bundle is one of the options for a FREE bundle add-on when you join Stampin' Up! in September.  The join deal is always a good one, one to think about any time your order is close to $100.  With the starter kit, you can choose ANY $125 worth of products but pay only $99.  Then, during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose an additional FREE bundle from a selection of 12 new bundles in the mini catalog! Once you join, you have no further obligations to purchase.  You will get a 20% discount to start, and you will keep that if you make $300 in sales or purchases a quarter, but you can also just not buy anything else at all.  It's up to you.  We are hoping you will love the community of demonstrators, whether you teach card making to others or just use the discount for yourself.  I also have a private FaceBook group for team members to help you along your journey.  contact me with any questions!  Here are all the choices for the bonus bundle with the join deal!

 



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