Friday, January 18, 2019

Petal Palette PLUS Artful Background Technique

Hey stampers...I am participating in the Global Design Project Challenge this week. This week, the challenge is to CASE a beautiful card by one of their United States team members  named Shawn de Oliveira. All products Stampin' UP!

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

Remember that when you CASE a project you can take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set - the colors, the layout, the theme, the images - whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.

Here is the inspiration for this project:


For my project, I wanted to use some sort of pink & green, so I chose Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green. I also used elements from the same Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating dies Shawn used. 



Look how cool the background is? I simply took pieces of Saran Wrap and tapped them on to the various ink pads (one color at a time) and laid it across the card front. The picture below is of a couple of the pieces I had used. Very simple and I am going to expand on this technique at a later date. 



After I applied the inks with the Saran Wrap, I inked up the dot pattern stamp from the set and randomly  stamped it with Granny Apple Green. 



The branch die cut and the sentiment shape are included in the coordinating dies. 


You can make this too!





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You can also save 10% by taking advantage of bundle savings. Click HERE to see all of the bundles available right now. 


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Many people join Stampin' Up! just for the discount. If "starting a business" is not for you, I welcome hobby stampers to my team!
If you have been thinking about joining my team, this is THE time to do so, as the deal has never been better. Click HERE to learn more and to sign up. Email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com with any questions. 

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A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.




Thursday, January 3, 2019

It's Sale-A-Bration Time!!



The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration promotion are available NOW. The Occasions Catalog has beautiful products that coordinate and several bundles for all sorts of holidays that make creating a snap. 
Click HERE to see my personal youtube play-list with videos showing the new CLING stamps and other lovely products. 




The Sale-A-Bration promotion runs from Jan 3 to Mar 31. For every $50 or $100 you spend (before tax & shipping), you earn FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration products. Quite a few of the Sale-A-Bration items coordinate with items from the Occasions Catalog, which makes getting the freebie even sweeter! 

You can also save 10% by taking advantage of bundle savings. Click HERE to see all of the bundles available right now. 

How about a $25 bonus just for purchasing lovely items from Stampin' Up! Stock up or grab a friend or 2 and all of you order together. When your order totals $250 or more (before tax & shipping), you earn a $25 product bonus in addition to Stampin' Rewards. 

Many people join Stampin' Up! just for the discount. If "starting a business" is not for you, I welcome hobby stampers to my team!
If you have been thinking about joining my team, this is THE time to do so, as the deal has never been better. Click HERE to learn more and to sign up. Email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com with any questions. 

Free Embossing Folder ($8.50 or less)

Want more to LOVE? Simply place an online order through me for the amount of $75 to $149.99  (before tax & shipping) and you will earn your choice of a Stampin' Up! Textured Embossing Folder valued at $8.50 or less. Just use the hostess code in the top right corner when ordering, DO NOT choose "no contact" from demonstrator. Then email me at stampinartfully@gmail.com to let me know which embossing folder you would like to have. It normally takes 3-4 weeks for your embossing folder to arrive. If your order is $150 or more (before tax & shipping), you earn your own hostess benefits and are able to use those Stampin' Rewards for anything from the catalog including the hostess exclusive stamps located HERE

Live in the US and need a catalog? Once you place your first order with me, let me know you need a catalog. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.









Thursday, December 6, 2018

Artsy Christmas Cards with Matching Envelopes

I love artsy looking cards that are quick to create. The two cards below were VERY quick, thanks to my Stamparatus. All products Stampin' Up! 


I did exactly the same thing to make both cards, just used different colors of ink for each one. 


I used Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad for the one above and Gorgeous Grape for the one below. I stamped the tree & foliage from the Sheltering Tree stamp set with Versamark and embossed it with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on to a watercolor panel. After I made the envelope with matching  cardstock, I embossed just the tree on the envelope. I did the "ink smooshing" technique on the watercolor paper after I embossed the tree & foliage image. I use a large (gallon size) zip lock bag for this. I just lay it on my counter, tap the ink pad on it and spritz with water. Then I just tap, smoosh or swipe the watercolor paper face down to pick up the ink. Either let it dry naturally or dry with your heat tool on the low setting. The heat embossed area resists the watercolor. 


Using the Stamparatus, I lined up the sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set and stamped it using Jet Black Stazon Black Ink on to each panel. The cool thing about Stazon is that you can stamp it on top of an embossed image and it will dry since it is an alcohol based, permanent ink.  For the last step, I adhered the watercolor panels to folded Whisper White Thick cardstock. 

The things I love the most about these cards? The design is actually pretty simple, just doesn't look like it is with the watercolor added. I also think the matching envelopes really make these cards stand out.

You can make this too! (If you are reading this in an email, click on over to my blog post to see supplies.)






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A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Faux Wax Seals With Embossing Powder & Using Negative Space




Many years ago I went through a phase of putting faux wax seals made with embossing powder on lots of cards. Having ran across some packaging ideas on Pinterest using wax seals, I thought I would give it a go again for a card front. As I was contemplating filming a quick tutorial, I ran across one that was very well done by a Canadian Stampin' Up! demonstrator named Tracy Elsom. Click HERE to see her tutorial. 


For "seal" on the card above, I tore a piece of paper, then did the exact steps she shows in her video. The photo below shows the stamp & set I used to get the impression on the seal. I also made a matching envelope from a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock. My Envelope Punch board is really getting a work out lately. 

Close up of the embossed seal:

Before I die cut the pine needles from the  Christmas Pines Bundle, I stamped some random splatters on a piece of Cajun Craze using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and an image from the Artisan Textures stamp set. After I die cut the images, I realized the negative spaces on that piece of paper would make a great card front. This is how I came up with the card below. 


I think it worked out great! I used a sentiment from the Rooted In Nature stamp set, but this would work for many different occasions. 


I think they look good enough together to give as part of a gift set. What do you think?


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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Simple Anniversary Card For My Hubby

We were married 37 years this past November.  Whenever I make my husband a card, I tend to always add a little sparkle or bling. He "gets" me, so it works for both us!

This card was a quick one, using Basic Gray & Crumb Cake as my color palette. 


I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the Basic Gray piece in the center, embossing the bottom piece with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I stamped an image from the Gallery Grunge stamp set behind the central piece. I applied Clear Wink of Stella to the border on the round piece. The "love" die cut is from the Sunshine Wishes dies and I applied Clear Wink of Stella to that piece too. The word "you" was a scrap I had and honestly cannot remember which stamp set it came from, but I trim single words out all the time from stamped sentiments. 

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Live in the US and need a catalog? Once you place your first order with me, let me know you need a catalog. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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