On A Hill

Hi!  Thank you so much to all of you who have left comments on my recent posts!  I so appreciate it!!

Today I have another card featuring the Lovely As A Tree set – a must have for every stamper!

Lovely as a Tree, Sheltering Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, SU! Stampin' Up!, Sympathy

This is done on Watercolor paper.  I used the “grass” swish from Sheltering Tree inked in Early Espresso for my ground and then stamped the trees in Basic Black Archival.   I used an Aqua Painter and Garden Green ink to color the trees and Pool Party to color the sky.   The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

It felt great to pull out some of the current “older” sets to play with – since the focus has been primarily on the new sets in the catalog.

What set in your stash hasn’t seen ink in a while?

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More Fun…

With Glossy Paper!!  Here is the last card attendees made at the Glossy Cardstock class.  I LOVE this card!!

Stampin' Up!, SU! Lovely as a Tree, Glossy Cardstock, Faux Wood

The faux wood technique was used to make the background on this card.  Such a great background for a masculine card.  Here are the steps:

  1. Drag the Crumb Cake ink pad down the cardstock to cover it.  I held the pad at an angle so the top edge of the ink pad touched the cardstock.  I did 2 passes for complete coverage.
  2. Tilt the Crumb Cake ink pad at an angle so just the corner of the pad touches the Card stock and drag it down again to get darker grain lines
  3. Tilt the Early Espresso ink pad at an angle so just the corner of the pad touches the card stock.  As you drag it down, rotate the pad up and down as you drag to get more or less ink on the card (the more you tilt it down, the wider the strip of Early Espresso.
  4. Repeat 3 once or twice depending on how many darker grain lines you want on your card.

The tree is from Lovely as a Tree.  That panel was created by inking a clear acrylic block D – the bottom with Pear Pizzazz and the top with Soft Sky, then spritz with water before stamping the clear block on the Whisper White panel.  The Tree was then stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.

I didn’t add my sentiment yet – but will add that to the bottom – it will most likely become a birthday card – but thought I’d wait to see what I need it for.

I hope you have enjoyed the Glossy Cardstock cards posted over the last few weeks.  If you haven’t played with it yet – I highly recommend it!  If you have another fun technique you like to do with Glossy Card stock – please comment below!  I’d love to try others!

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For Dad

 

Hi!  Today I am hopping along with the Team Stamp It! Father’s Day Blog Hop!  So excited to be able to hop along today – I hope you are enjoying everyone’s creations!

For my card, I decided to use the Large Letter Framelits – these are great to have on hand and can get you out of a bind when you feel you don’t have a set for the occasion on hand.

Stampin' Up! SU! Large Letters

Pretty simple card to  make.  The background is Copper Foil embossed with the hexagon textured embossing folder.  Little hard to see the shine in this picture – but it really does pop.

The letters are die cut from Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  The Basic Black letters are attached to slightly off the Very Vanillas as it adds dimension.  These are then attached to the copper foil sheet using dimensionals.

Here is another version for you:

Stampin' Up! SU! Large Letters, Eastern Palace

For this card, I used the Eastern Palace stamp set to create my background love how it looks.  The colors are Lemon-Lime Twist and Dapper Denim.  The letters are cut from the same two colors.  Just wanted to show you could stamp your background instead of embossing it.

I hope you enjoyed your stop on my blog.  Leave a comment using #stampitcontest to be entered into a drawing for this lovely prize:

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A Little Wetlands

Hi! Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is Masculine.   I’d love your vote for my card – you can do that here.

I decided to combine two of my favorite sets for today’s card.  Sad to say – they are both retiring at the end of the month – so if they are not part of your collection – add them soon!

Stampin' Up! SU! Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge

This card combines Wetlands (the main image as well as the sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge.  I love how it turned out!   If you struggle with masculine cards – I highly recommend purchasing these two sets!  You’ll find them in my on-line store.

For the main image, I sponged Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky on a piece of Whisper White scrap.  I then stamped the bird and the wheat with Early Espresso ink.  The image was then die cut with the Layering Oval Framelits.  This was then attached to an Oval die cut with the Stylish Stitched Oval in Early Espresso.

The background was stamped using Crumb Cake and Soft Sky.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.

If you could, I’d love your vote for my card over on Kylie’s Highlight page.  I’d love to once again participate in next month’s Top 10 Blog Hop.  Your vote will help me achieve that!  Just click here to vote (and find my card near the bottom!):

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A Different Look

Hi! Today I am introducing the May Stamp Set of the Month – That’s The Tag Bundle!!   I want to show you a little different look achieved with the That’s the Tag bundle.  While I love this bundle and am sad it isn’t carrying forward, I hadn’t thought about how it could be used for masculine cards.  Well, if you thought the same – I have a card today that will make you think again.

Stampin' Up! SU! That's The Tag MasculineWhat do you think?  I love the clean look of this card.  And while I didn’t capture it completely, the little triangles alternate between Copper Foil and Basic Black cardstock.  It is just striking in person.

To participate in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month, simply place the recommended order below – or a minimum order of $37.75 (prior to S/H and tax) by May 10th using this hostess code:  SDYX6SVC   Order through my on-line store here:   On-line store

Recommended Purchase:

144725 That’s The Tag Bundle  – $37.75

The tutorial will be sent out on May 15th.   Order soon – the framelits in this bundle are on low inventory!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll join in the fun of this month’s Stamp Set of the Month!

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Which One?

Hi!  I am preparing for tonight’s Birthday Bash class and could use some input.

Which card would you prefer to make if you were attending the class?

SU! Wetlands, High Tide, Masculine Birthday

For both cards I sponged Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky before stamping the image in Early Espresso.  I added the flying birds from High Tide to the card on the right.  The sentiment is also stamped in Early Espresso.

Continuing in the celebration of my 12 years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – I’d be happy to send you your favorite version of this card if you leave a comment and email your address to teresa.howe@verizon.net

And don’t forget, if you shop my on-line store here and use hostess code: P7BEBFAP   you will also receive a FREE embellishment from me.  Orders must be placed by Midnight EST Sunday,  Feb 5.

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Birthday Blast

Wow!!  Today I am celebrating my 12th year as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  Hard to believe it has been that long!  I am so happy that I did – as I LOVE what I do!!

Want to celebrate with me?  For all orders placed through Sunday, Feb 5, I will send a FREE pack of embellishments to you!  Just shop my on-line store here using hostess code:  P7BEBFAP  and I will get them in the mail to you!

Now on to today’s card.

SU! Birthday Blast, masculine

I finally had a chance to play around with the Birthday Blast bundle.  Fun set and I can see lots of uses for it other than birthdays.  It would be great for 4th of July invitations or as a congratulations for any occasion – graduation, new baby, new house – the possibilities are endless!

For my version -I was going for a masculine feel – as I have many male birthdays to celebrate this month in my family.  I decided to give some depth to the card by using dimensionals on the top two layers.   My colors are Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Dapper Denim.  I also added a little dimension to the stars by dragging the tips over my Cherry Cobbler ink pad.  The sentiment is stamped in Dapper Denim.  Overall, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  The nice things about this – I have lots of stars I can attach to the inside of the card as well as on the outside of the envelope.

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A Little Hope

Hi! Today I am playing along with Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight and this month’s theme is Travel.  You are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here.

I love visiting Light Houses and was so excited to see this set in the Occasions Catalog.

SU! High Tide

The set is called High Tide and will make gorgeous cards for any occasions – masculine, encouragement, thank you, and more.  My primary colors for my card are Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, and Island Indigo.  The set is photopolymer, which helps with aligning the stamps to create your scene.  I hope you’ll give this set a try!

Don’t forget to hop over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card!  I’d love to make the Top 10 and be included in one of her blog hops.

Also, Sale-A-Bration kicked off January 4th along with the Occasions Catalog!  With every $50 (USA – prior to S/H and tax) you get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Shop my on-line store here.

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Father’s Day Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp It Group Father’s Day Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying all the Father’s Day inspiration!

My card today features the Going Global suite from the Occasions Catalog.

SU! Going Global

I chose a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Going Places Designer Series pack for my background.  The world is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink after stamping off once on scrap paper.  I then decided to “pop” up the land by outlining it with my stylus from the front, then flipping it over and running the stylus on the back of the land using my outline as a guide.  Here is a closer look:

SU! Going Global

Pretty cool, right?  The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black on Lost Lagoon and the end is punched with the Bitty Banner punch.

I love this suite for masculine cards and am a little sad it isn’t carrying over to the next Annual catalog.  But, you still have until May 31 to order any of these products before they are gone for good.

We are also doing a giveaway this month – just leave a comment with #stampitcontest and you will be entered in a drawing to win the Watercolor Wishes kit.

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Congratulations to Janet Headrick for winning the kit in the April Mother’s Day hop.

Make sure you visit each hopper and leave comments as you go to increase your chances of winning!




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A Little Grunge

Continuing on with the birthday theme – here is a card we made at the Birthday Bash using Gorgeous Grunge.  Perfect for boys – especially teens, I think.  You could switch up the colors and make it into a girl card if need be.  Maybe switch to polka dots as well.  Just thinking as I type to give you other ideas.  Who knows, I could be way off base.  (Now I may have to go play and see if I can make it into what popped into my head for a girl.)   If you try it out, let me know what you think!

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The sentiment is created using the Crazy for You bundle – a very versatile bundle if you haven’t checked it out yet.  A little Design Series Paper from the Brights Designer Paper stack, some texture using the Arrows embossing folder and banners made using the Triple Banner Punch and the Bitty Banner punch completes the card.

Hope you find a little inspiration in today’s creation when next you stamp.

Just a quick reminder, the following Sale-A-Bration products will NO LONGER be available after Feb 15th.  If you haven’t gotten your FREE products yet, don’t wait!!  I am going to miss The Sky is the Limit and the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.

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