Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Flowers For Every Season

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Flowers for Every Season Suite

Long before it was a Covid-19 thing, stampers were masking - in a fun way!

Crafters make masking cool and I'm excited to share this simple and useful stamping technique with you. This card also features several new products from the gorgeous Flowers For Every Season Suite.

Masking is a simple technique that blocks off areas of a project to create white space. It can create a faux layering effect or highlight an area for a greeting or focal point. Masking can be loose and artsy with torn edges or precise straight lines or shapes depending on what you use to create your mask.

I hope you enjoy this card that shows the beauty you can create with these lovely new stamps, ink, and paper! If you are in my Facebook Group "Beth's Paper Cuts Idea Sharing Group" you will notice that I used the Flowers For Every Season paper for my Mystery Card Kits this month. If you are not part of that group, consider joining and participating in some Stamp Challenges.

As always, feel free to contact me at any time! I love to discuss all things stampy!


Celebrate Sunflowers Masked Card

Celebrate Sunflowers Masked Card

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Celebrate Sunflowers (#152517)
Flowers For Every Season 6" x 6" Paper Designer Series (#152486)
Whisper White Thick cardstock (#140272)
Misty Moonlight cardstock (#153081)
Stampin' Blends Combo Pack Daffodil Delight (#144603)
Stampin' Write Markers Brights (#147157)
Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad (#153114)
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad (#153118)
2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots (#152480)
Bone Folder (#102300)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin' Seal (#152813)
Grid Paper (#130148)
Sticky Notes for masking

TIPS: Sticky notes are ideal for creating torn, punched, or die-cut masks because they are thin and the sticky section helps hold them in place temporarily without damaging your paper or cardstock.

Coordinating Products

Flowers For Every Season Suite Collection Jar Of Flowers Bundle Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper Mason Jar Shaker Domes Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends Combo Pack Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pac Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

Flowers for Every Season Suite



Flowers for Every Season Suite

Monday, June 29, 2020

Using Stampin' Up's New Water Painters

Hi Everyone. Today I wanted to play around with the new 'Water Painters' from Stampin' Up!  These new water painters replace the 'Aqua Painters' from previous catalogs.  I LOVED the Aqua Painters, so when I saw they were being replaced I had to put the new version on my first order. I was curious to find out if they lived up to the older version and I am happy to announce that they do! And, the new set comes with a set of 2 round brushes AND a flat wash brush!  The set of three Water Painters are just $12.00.  I used the flat wash brush for a variety of backgrounds and it worked so smoothly, I was really pleased with it.  I made several backgrounds and used them for some Birthday cards.  All the cards use the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.  I really like this stamp set because of the "Happy (a little bit late) Birthday.  I try to be timely but I must admit that I am often a few days late with my birthday cards! This stamp is perfect for me!
Here is a video of how to make this simple watercolor backgrounds.

 This first card uses the wide flat wash brush to make some stripes on the background.  This card uses Night of Navy and Magenta Madness.  The cute tiny flowers are from the new Confetti Flowers Border Punch.  The sentiment is embossed in white embossing powder.

This second card also uses the Confetti Flowers Border punch. The colors for this card are Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy.  I used an emboss resist technique on this card.
 This next card uses the Wink Of Stella pen to achieve some fun splatter patterns.  The colors here are Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, and Gorgeous Grape.   The sentiment is embossed on Basic Black.

This card uses  Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and BlackBerry Bliss for the background. I added some sequins from the Artistry Blooms Sequin assortment. I used an emboss resist techniuqe on this card. 

I made a couple additional cards using some scraps of water color paper that I made while practicing with the Water Painters. This card uses the watercolored paper under a die cut from the Stitched Triangles dies.

This last card also uses the Stitched Triangles dies.  These dies are really fun and I can't wait to show you them in more detail in a future video.

I hope that you will check out these new brushes. I am sure that you are going to love them.

Shop with me! I would love to be your demonstrator.  I always send a hand stamped thank you card and sometimes more with a larger order, and I share my Stampin' Rewards with you through my Frequent Buyer Rewards! Earn FREE STAMPS! Click on the Frequent buyer tab to download the tracking sheet.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Stampin' Up! colors

Hi everyone.  By now you have probably seen the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! Don't you just love them? I sure do.  I like how well they all work together, and how they compliment our core colors.  The new colors are Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight.  I really like the addition of Cinnamon Cider to the line up, I am looking forward to using it this fall.    I thought I would share these color combination ideas with you.  I bet you will find some that become your favorites and some you never would have thought of.   Have fun coming up with your own combinations.

 Now is a great time to add some new colors to your collection.  If you have a growing wish list, think about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  You will enjoy a 20% discount to start and there are no obligations to purchase.  Click my Join tab under the blog header to learn more.  When you join in June, you will even get a FREE bundle of your choice to add to the already great starter kit.  Choose a stamp and punch bundle or a stamp and die bundle.  The choice is yours!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hippo Happiness

Hi Everyone.  Today I want to share a fun new bundle from Stampin' Up! called Hippo Happiness. Hippo Happiness is a 2-step stamp, really a three step stamps, so you can create custom animals in a variety of color combinations.  Each animal has a base layer stamp, then a top layer stamp, and finally a face stamp.   Here I have used tone on tone Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight for my animals.  The Bright and cheery paper is from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper collection.
This is such a cute and fun stamp set and then to add these fantastic dies really just pushes it over the top.  Take a look at all the label dies! Most have stitching detail.  There are even two ribbon slot dies.  This is a die collection that you are going to reach for again and again even when you are not using the cute little animals.

 I made a video to show how to put these cards together, as well as how to do a Faux Tie Dye look on the Ribbon.    I also show the paper and dies up close, so you can see the whole collection.

Here is an up close on that Hippo!
This card uses Gorgeous Grape and Coastal Cabana cardstock.   Inks used are Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.
The sequins are new, they are the Artistry Blooms adhesive backed sequins.

The Unicorn card uses the reverse side of the same sheet of Artistry Blooms Designer Series paper as the hippo card.  The cardstock used on this version is Magenta Madness and Mango Melody. Inks used here are Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green.   For the lighter tone of pink, I used Magenta Madness, but first stamped off on a scratch sheet of paper to remove some of the ink, then stamped the image onto my cardstock.

Shop with me! I would love to be your demonstrator.  I always send a hand stamped thank you card and sometimes more with a larger order, and I share my Stampin' Rewards with you through my Frequent Buyer Rewards! Earn FREE STAMPS! Click on the Frequent buyer tab to download the tracking sheet.

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