MORE Roosters created with the Home to Roost Stamp Set, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase beginning Jan. 3, 2019!
It must be my Midwestern upbringing that makes me LOVE this handsome Rooster, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase beginning Jan. 3, 2019!! I have pile of cards finished already!
This good looking fellow is colored with Stampin' Blends, alcohol markers. YOU can get him starting Jan. 3rd! GET READY!!
I've been PLAYING with NEW stamps!! Here is a peek at the lovely hibiscus flower from the Humming Along Stamp Set in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. I love to play with color using Stampin' BLENDS!!
After coloring, I like the shimmer of Clear Wink of Stella #141897 on most flowers!! It applies quickly and dries fast. You will definitely see more of this lovely tropical flower beginning Jan. 3, 2019.
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Kathy Johnson of Forest Hill, MD is the creator of this crisp, pretty swap card! It features Serene Garden Bundle of 8 stamps and 6 dies #148395.
Kathy used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for the color. Very nice, Kathy!
This is a nice, simple holiday card I received as a swap, but don't have a name to give credit. This stamp set is the versatile Sheltering Tree #137163.
Wink of Stella #141897 adds frosty shimmer to the wintery tree! Lovely!
As promised, more of my favorite OnStage swaps from last week. This unique layout caught my eye! Jo Ann Harris created this card using Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle #149962, New Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Blends Markers.
The images are heat embossed with Silver and this poinsettia is shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897.
I especially love the slashes of Silver Glimmer Paper!! #146960
Here is a DELIGHTFUL birthday creation by Jackie O'Bryan of KS. Black really POPS the colors!! This is the cute Broadway Birthday Bundle #148321.
Check out this UNIQUE detail: she ran a circle of Window Sheet #142314 thru the Subtle Embossing Folder # 143706!!! Very interesting texture!!
All the color strips are popped out using the Foam Adhesive Strips #141825! This is a HAPPY card for ANYONE's Birthday!
It's BLACK MAGIC Technique! How do you color on black cardstock?? #1 Heat emboss the image in White Embossing Powder. #2 Grab your BLENDS, alcohol markers, and start coloring the embossing. Easy and Impressive!
The Stamp Set is called Graceful Garden #143849. I hadn't used this technique in a long time and my demonstrator friend Shari Wicks reminded me about it again. It's always a WOW!! Try it!
I'm not good at watercoloring. I really enjoy my BLENDS alcohol markers, though. The color goes on smooth without streaking. The DUO shades make shading easier for me. I actually LIKE open image stamp sets now, that need coloring. It's relaxing!
This is the versatile Accented Blooms Stamp Set # 146681 paired with the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch # 145667. If you don't like to mail bulky ribbons, Stampin' Up! Twines are the answer!! Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine # 124262.
These are some of the NEW Blends colors in Autumn shades! The "HELLO" sentiment makes a great general use card to have on hand all the time.
Autumn is here!
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Country Home Stamp Set #147678 has been a joy for me! It's seasonal and homey! I LOVE the NEW Granny Apple Green Blends Duo #147274 on the olde metal pitcher!! It's a FUN FLASH of color!
TIP: see the black line behind the pitcher? It "grounds" the image. Without the line, the image "FLOATS!" Amazing what a simple line can do for your image!!
It's time to stamp for Autumn & Thanksgiving! Make a card, Send a card!!
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Such a HAPPY fellow because he is surrounded by HAPPY COLORS of Real Red and Granny Apple Green! This is an easy format: simply cut 1" off the right front edge of your basic card. That piece becomes the banner by tucking 1" under the inside Whisper White layer and folding back over the front! PRESTO!
This arrow shows where the 1" banner tab is tucked under the inside white layer.
Blends were used to color the Spirited Snowman #148072. Time to start those Christmas cards!
Color makes all the difference!! I'm playing with all the Buffalo Check samples I recently made and posted. LOVE the versatility of the Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797!!
Checks stamped in NEW Mango Melody ink give a BRIGHT, CRISP feel. It's happy and youthful. This sweet little lion is from A Little Wild Stamp Set #144344.
Cherry Cobbler and NEW Shaded Spruce inks create a wonderful CLASSIC, traditional Christmas feeling. Notice I added added lines within the checks with Shaded Spruce BLENDS marker! Sure changes the look. This adorable little tree is from Timeless Tidings Stamp Set #148936
Lastly, Canjun Craze ink feels like chilly autumn and flannel shirts. I added TWO lines within the checks using Old Olive and Daffodil BLENDS markers. The sentiment is from Labels to Love Stamp Set #144967.
Buffalo Check Background Stamp does it ALL!! It's a MUST for your collection!!
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Eliminate the Christmas tree in the back of the truck to create a MASCULINE Birthday Card!! Increase the versatility of this Farmhouse Christmas Bundle #147922.
The sentiment is from the Darling Label Punch Box #146855.
REMEMBER the men in your life with a special "guy card!"
From Woodsman to Sweet Baby, BUFFALO CHECK background stamp #147797 has you covered!
The Stamparatus Positioning Tools lets you print perfect checks. If you don't have that tool yet, this is my preferred printing method for large background stamps: lay the stamp rubber UP, ink up the stamp well, lay cardstock on top. Place a large piece of scrap paper on top and RUB thoroughly with your hand both horizontally and verically. You see my scrap paper on the right. Lift the cardstock straight up.
The dark colored cardstock does not grab the ink as well as Whisper White and Very Vanilla. But this looks like FANNEL to me, perfect for masculine, outdoorsy cards! Black ink on Soft Suede Cardstock. Black ink on Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.
The soft colors on Whisper White are Balmy Blue, Powder Pink and Sea Form. They remind me of Spring, Easter and BABIES!
Crisp, bright Mango Melody and Real Red look like PICNICS and summer!
CHANGE your check to a PLAID!! Simply draw consistent straight lines - SO EASY. I love BLENDS for this because the color goes on even. Start your lines OFF the edge of the cardstock. This is Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White Cardstock with Old Olive and Daffodil Blends. Definitely AUTUMN!
Just check out the variety and VERSATILITY of Buffalo Check!! You MUST add this multi-occasion stamp from the Holiday Catalog to your collection!
Do you love to color? THIS is for YOU!! These 3 stained glass panels were created with just one sheet of the NEW "Graceful Glass" 6X6" Specialty Designer Series VELLUM #146344! Use either Blends or Stampin' Write Markers to color on the backside of this EMBOSSED image vellum! So LOVELY!!
Back the vellum panel with white cardstock to keep the colors true. All the flowers were sparkled with Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen #141897. Click the photo to see a larger detail.
These designs work well for sympathy cards. Try Grace Glass Vellum!
Accented Blooms Stamp Set # 146678 wood OR # 146681 clear, has a coordinating punch called Tailored Tag # 145667! This set pairs perfectly with Stampin' Blends, alcohol markers!! Note how the lower flowers have a soft shadow of Light Crumb Cake Blends. The base card is embossed with the NEW Subtle Embossing Folder # 143706 that gives a "linen look!"
On this card I did a Resist Technique for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using Clear Embossing Powder. Next, I used the Old Olive Blends Marker to write over the "hello" which had no clear embossing on the letters.
I highly recommend this lovely Accented Blooms and Tailored Tag Punch for your collection! ALL Stampin' BLENDS are in stock now so get them while you can! You will love them - I do!!
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14310 Dorr RoadSouth Beloit, IL 61080************Sometimes you need quick, simply summer stampin'! This sweet notecard is created with Varied Vases Bundle #148381, a BIG FAVORITE of mine from the NEW Annual Catalog! The vase is shaded with Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers, punched out and dimensionalized!I try to keep these finished notecards on hand for quick mailing! This is a fun BUNDLE to add to your collection!!
NEW ink pad colors add so many more color combos for you!! This card features the products in the May Early Release Promo! The new Blueberry Bushel ink pad pairs nicely with the current Calypso Coral! These "dots" are part of the two-step images for flowers...but they stand alone very sweetly as classic polka dots!!
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This is a sweetly simple card! These charming little flowers are from the Early Release May 2018 Promo. The color is Calypso Coral.
Note the dry embossed image peeking out under the layer! It's the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder! Another new item in the May Promo!
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Here is a "comparison" for you today! Two different ways to use the lovely images from Beautiful Day Stamp Set #145915. This red butterfly on vellum, emphasizes the boldness of the outline.
That emphasis is achieved by using ANY dark color ink for this image.
This time the outline is a light ink which gives a totally different effect. The colors in the wings are more prominent now. The outlines are secondary. The ink is Soft Sky for the image, colored with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Old Olive Blends.
Try both dark and light outlines for totally different results!
ENDS tomorrow @ 11:50 pm Mountain Time!!
I NEVER have enough floral images! Southern Serenade Stamp Set #145921 has a lovely lacey image to pair with the floral. I got out Vellum #101856 which I have neglected far too long! This is the "Stained Glass" Technique. Stamp the image on Vellum, dry, color on the BACKSIDE. It's a nice soft look. This is Pink Pirouette cardstock and Blends. Stampin' Write Markers can be used as well.
I scored the left edge of the vellum and wrapped it around the back of the layer to attach. I "hid" a glue dot on the back of a flower center to keep the Vellum flap in place.
Another version - I used Blushing Bride Cardstock and Light Calypso Coral Blends on Vellum. This is a special sympathy card that has already gone in the mailbox.
Try this good old "Stained Glass" Technique!! I'm sorry Blends are sold out at the moment, but never fear - they are coming! Keep them on your Wish List!
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This special card is for our oldest daughter's birthday - she is a nature lover! Beautiful Day Stamp Set (#145912 wood/#145915 clear) has BOLD designs begging for Stampin' Up!'s BLENDS alcohol markers!!
I used a "flicking motion" to color this butterfly with: Bermuda Bay Duo, Light Pool Party, and Pumpkin Pie Duo BLENDS on Shimmery White Card Stock #101910. LOVE the final results!
I'm sending "SPRINGTIME" in an envelope!! You must try BLENDS!!
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This sweet Chickadee stole my heart! Ink him in Basic Gray, then add Basic Black Marker to the rubber of cap, beak and throat for a realistic result!
This lovely watercolor Bundle has 15 images & 10 coordinating dies...plus it qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item thru March 31, 2018!
Colors: base card is Pink Pirouette, banner is Pear Pizzazz, Blends Markers for flowers are Pink Pirouette and Old Olive. Clear Wink of Stella on flowers for shimmer!
Texture for the base card is the NEW Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.
This lovely bundle is coming up in my LOCAL class: Feb. 16 & 17 at 9:30 am. Check EVENTS at top of page for details and join us!
I truly enjoy Blending!! It's even more fun with NEW images from the 2018 Occasions Catalog, available Jan. 3, 2018!
Available NOV. 1, 2017!!! HURRAY!!
Available NOV. 1, 2017!!
BLENDS available NOV. 1, 2017
NEW Alcohol Markers!!
I'm practicing with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Blends alcohol markers that will be release on NOV. 1st! I'm not a pro, but it sure is fun to play! I love that these markers do not streak. This is the Calypso Coral Duo and the Old Olive Duo marker sets used with the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set #140655 wood or #140658 clear mount.
Next, I played with the Pink Pirouette Duo Set for a really soft look.
Did you notice the looped ribbon against the Silver Foil Paper embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder #143704 ?? Go to my Facebook Business Page for a chance to WIN FREE BLENDS: click here While you are there, please LIKE my page! Appreciated!
I have about 50 orchids, a small collection by Florida standards! Orchid gardening is my "brain refresh" when my creative juices quit flowing - LOL! Most orchids have roots that escape the pot, because they are "EPIPHYTES" (air plants.) So I decided to add that unique root element to my design. I used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thinlits Dies #143700 and cut off some curly ques that made perfect roots for my card create with the Climbing Orchid Bundle #143723.
Here is an example of healthy orchid roots - they prefer the outside of the pot!
This orchid pot is a 2-1/4" Circle Punch which I cut off the top and bottom. Make some unique orchid designs by adding realistic roots! Try it!!