Fishy, Fishy

Hi! Today I am showcasing a card we will be making at this Friday Night’s Fun with Glossy Paper! class!  If you live in or near Northborough, MA, USA – I hope you will join me!  Check out my Events page for the details!

Stampin' Up! SU! Seaside Shore, Sunshine Sayings

Love how this background turned out and can’t wait to show my guests how it is done!  I also used the same technique on a piece of glossy scrap card stock and fussy cut the fish in the upper right.  He is popped up with a dimensional.  The colors in the background are Lemon-Lime Twist, Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise.   The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide and is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.

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Vibrant Butterfly

Hi! Today I have a card featuring our new Glossy Paper!  Love how vibrant this looks.

SU! Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder, Glossy Paper, Butterflies

I am so excited that we are now  carrying Glossy Card Stock again!  This is a fun, but messy, technique that I will be showing at this month’s Fun with Glossy Card stock class on June 23rd.  If you live near Northboro, MA, USA, consider joining me!

It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but I did apply Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly to make it glitter.  Here’s a little better view:

Do you have a favorite technique you like to use on Glossy Paper?  Let me know!

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Flying Butterflies

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Today I have a card I demonstrated at a workshop over the weekend.  Thanks so much to Lyssa at Song of My Heart for the great directions  and inspiration!

Stampin' Up! SU! Watercolor Wings

The front of the card features the butterfly from Watercolor Wings. The color combination is Lemon-Lime Twist (one of the new 2017-18 In Colors and available in the Eastern Palace bundle during May), Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral.

When you open the card, the recipient gets a pretty surprise:

SU! Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings, Bold ButterfliesThe butterflies pop-up!  The color combination for each butterfly is the same as on the front.  Just die cut them with the coordinating Bold Butterfly Thinlets.  I strongly recommend stamping the body of the butterfly AFTER you die cut them – so the heads aren’t cut off as they are in mine.

The butterflies are attached together with a glue dot place at the very tip of the top wings.  They will fold down together stacked on top of each other so the card can be mailed!  This was a big hit!  If you don’t already own the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the coordinating Bold Butterfly Thinlets, I highly recommend adding them to your collection!

I’d love to know what you think!

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Fun With Baby Wipes

Hi!  Today I have a card (or two) that used baby wipes to create the background!

Stampin' Up! SU! One Big Meaning, Dragonfly Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge

So – what did I do for my background you may ask?  I crumpled up a baby wipe, dabbed it on the Marina Mist ink pad, then randomly dabbed it on my Whisper White card stock.  I then repeated this with Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron.   I then went back and stamped images from Gorgeous Grunge (if you don’t have this set – order it TODAY!!  It’s days are limited!) using the same colors.

Here is another version – with a bit more ink applied using baby wipes:

Stampin' Up! SU! One Big Meaning, Dragonfly Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge

The dragonflies are die cut from Basic Black cardstock and then glittered with the Wink of Stella Clear glitter.  Here is a closer look at the dragonflies:

Stampin' Up! SU! Gorgeous Grunge, One Big Meaning, Dragonfly Dreams

The sentiment is from One Big Meaning and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.

What do you think?  Something you’d be willing to try?  If you do, please let me know!  I love this look – and it will never be exactly the same.

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I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for Ice Cream!!  Where did that come from?  It was popped into my head  when I started this post for today.  My Waterfall Ice Cream card!

SU! Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life, Waterfall Card

On Saturday, I am hosting a class featuring Waterfall Cards – and this is one of the cards we will be doing.  I love how it turned out and hope the attendees do as well.

When you pull on the string at the bottom, the scoops of ice cream flip up:

And again:

This also reveals the rest of the sentiment!

I used the directions found here with one slight adjustment – my colored squares are only 1 3/4 x 2″ as I wanted the scoops closer together and 2″ in height left too much blank space for me.


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Watercolor Dragonfly

Hi!  Sorry I have been MIA the last week – life got a little crazy and I had a few other commitments I needed to complete.  I hope today’s card makes it worth the wait.

Stampin' Up! SU! Dragonfly Dreams

I love how this card turned out!  The Dragonfly Dreams bundle is one of my favorites – is it yours?

For the background, I scribbled on a piece of Watercolor Paper with the following Watercolor Pencils:

  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Pacific Point

Then, start at the top and use an Aquapainter to spread the colors -working toward the bottom.  You do not need to clean off the brush between colors – but you DO NOT want to go back up without cleaning off the brush – ask me how I know.

The Dragonflies are die cut from Basic Black card stock, then colored with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  Here is a close up of the dragonflies.

Stampin' Up! SU! Dragonfly Dreams

The Watercolor paper is layered on Basic Black.  The base is Rich Razzleberry.  I used the Black/Gray twine from the Holiday Catalog to finish off my card.

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Rainy Day

Hi! Today I have a card we made at last night’s Beautiful You Watercolor class.  This card feature the lady with the umbrella image.

Stampin' Up! SU! Beautiful You

For this card, we sponged Sahara Sand ink on the bottom using a scrap piece to mask the top half of the card.  Then covered the bottom and sponged Smoky Slate ink on top.  Next, stamp the swish stamp in Smoky Slate and the girl in Black StaZon.  The girl’s dress is colored using the Basic Black watercolor pencil, the umbrella with the Basic Gray watercolor pencil and the legs very lightly with the Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencil.  A Blender Pen was used to blend and shade the colors.  After coloring, take the Basic Gray pencil and lightly draw random lines for the rain.

This was the favorite of all the cards made last night.

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I’d love to hear what you think of this card!

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Brighter You

Hi!  Today I am sharing a card we will be making at this Friday’s Beautiful You Watercoloring class!  I am so excited for this class!  I love the Beautiful You stamp set and can’t wait to share some watercoloring tips with my attendees.

Stampin' Up! SU! Beautiful You

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Tarnished Hexagons

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well.  Today I have a few cards featuring a few of the products in the Urban Underground Suite and playing along with this week’s Case the Designer over at Global Design Projects #GDP072 – I rotated the sketch for my cards.  I hope you like them!

SU! Window Dressing, Urban Underground

First up is this Thanks card.  I went back to the Tarnished Foil technique shown in this post.   It is a fun technique and I love the texture it adds to the card.  The sentiment is from the Window Shopping stamp set and is embossed in silver.  The Designer Paper is from the Urban Underground Specialty Pack.  I added a bit of Silver thread behind the sentiment – that is wrapped around my fingers a few times and adhered to the back of the sentiment using snail.  I then pulled and pushed to make it a little less studied.

The second card is a birthday card – I have quite a few male birthdays in the family this month – and think some of them will appreciate this card.

After embossing the panel in the Thanks Card – I realized I wanted more of the StaZon to show – so I applied more of it to the foil before embossing for this card.  I love the mix of the silver tin foil, the black StaZon and the copper embossing.  The sentiment is also from the Window Shopping stamp set.  On this one, I added the metal stars from the Urban Underground Embellishment pack.

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Dragonfly Fan

Hi!  Are you a fan of Dragonflies?  I love them and was so excited when Dragonfly Dreams appeared in the Occasions Catalog.  I made this card for a recent swap:

SU! Dragonfly Dreams, Butterfly Basics

The background is called Scored Spotlight  that I had seen in this video by my upline Tami White.  I first stamped the leaves from Butterfly Basic in Pear Pizzazz repeatedly (stamp atleast 3 times before reinking).   Then scored the grid (flip the image over on the scoreboard so it is facing down when you are scoring) and lastly sponge the grid.  The Dragonfly is stamped with StaZon on Vellum cardstock,  die cut, then covered with Clear Wink of Stella.  He is then adhered to a copper foil dragonfly die cut.  Here is a closer look at the Dragonfly:

SU! Dragonfly Dreams, Butterfly Basics

Isn’t he just gorgeous?  I was very happy with how this card turned out and got the best compliment ever when one of the receivers said she wanted to frame it.  Made. My. Day.

The sentiment is stamped on Copper Foil with StaZOn ink.

A few Tips for today’s card:

  • Use a piercing mat behind your vellum when stamping the dragonfly – it will help give a more even image.  This is actually a great tip when stamping with ANY Photopolymer stamp.
  • When stamping on the foil sheets, use a gentle touch – the stamp will slide if you press down too hard and smudge your ink.

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