Thursday, August 16, 2018

Color your Season!

Stampin' Up! is always looking for new products and fun ways to share them with demonstrators and customers alike.  This is one of our newest shares and I briefly talked about it earlier this month, but I thought it needed a featured moment.  I have not had the pleasure of playing with this yet but I have heard nothing but good things about it!  And the samples are beautiful!  

Let's take a peek at some of Stampin' Up's samples:

Aren't these beautiful!  I love Christmas, so of course that one is my favorite but I really like the flowered card as well.  So soft and springy!

Shannon West of Stampin' Up made a quick video sharing a quick technique and a few samples.  So much fun!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rhino Birthday

Here’s another rhino Birthday card for you using Animal Outing.  The rhino is definitely my favorite in this set.  He’s adorable and pretty easy to work with. 

Colors Used: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime & Pool Party
I used the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.
I used the Stitched Shapes & Scalloped Circles Thinlits.
I finished it off using rhinestones & dimensionals.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lipstick Birthday

We've said it before... sometimes, simple is better.  This was a basic card created for in-color club.  It could easily be stepped up adding another layer.

  • Base card Lovely Lipstick 4 1/4" x 11"
  • Whisper White 3 3/4" x 5" - run through the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder
  • Add a Lovely Lipstick Ribbon
  • Add In-color Designer Series Paper
    • 3/4" x 4"
    • 1/2" x 3"
  • Whisper White circle using 2 1/4" Punch
    • Stamp the images in Memento ink
    • Fill in the flowers using Lovely Lipstick ink

Friday, August 10, 2018

It's Friday, let's emboss!!

Happy Friday! 
Who loves heat embossing powder!?!?!
Me!  I do!

This card was inspired by Stampin' Up's Artisan team.  I love the look of these cards!  You should see them in person. 

Base card 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2"
Add a colored layer 4" x 5 1/4"
Add a final Whisper White layer 3 3/4" x 5"

Here's a close up!

And a quick how to video I posted on my YouTube channel (I haven't done this in a while.  The editing isn't quite right yet, but still a helpful video!)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Enjoy Life Lipstick

Today's card features Lovely Lipstick and the Enjoy Life stamp set.  Pretty simple.

  • Whisper White 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White layer 4" x 5 1/4"
  • In-color Designer Series Paper 5 1/4" x 2"
  • Add a strip of Lovely Lipstick Ribbon
  • Top layer:
    • Lovely Lipstick 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
    • Whisper White 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
    • Stamp the image in Lovely Lipstick
    • Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black ink
  • Finish it off with a couple of pearls

Monday, August 6, 2018

Bermuda sponges and thanks

More sponging today!  Check it out!  This one uses the technique of masking with a shape.  I use a base the same size as my whisper white and cut out an oval where I wanted it.

  • Bermuda Bay 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • Basic Black 3 7/8"x 5 1/8"
  • Whisper White 3 3/4" x 5"
    • use the mask and Bermuda Bay ink with Pool Party ink to create the oval
    • stamp the images and sentiment in memento ink

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sponging Backgrounds

As I have shared lately, sponging is a great technique.  There are lots of ways to use sponges!  For this card, I used sponges just for the background of this image.  I was going for a sort of sunset image.  I think it turned out quite pretty. 

  • Whisper White Base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • Rich Razzleberry 4" x 5 1/4"- run through the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • Pool Party 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White 2 3/4" x 4"
    • mask off with a post-it note or scratch paper and use your sponges to add the coloring... cross them over a little and rub in a circle to sort of smear them together.
    • stamp your image and sentiment in Memento Black ink
  • Finish off with 1/4" velvet ribbon- Rich Razzleberry