Country Charm

Hi!  I’m back today with a card featuring the Country Home Stamp Set.  I love this set – it has such a charming feel to it.

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For my colors, I went with Flirty Flamingo and Basic Gray.  The milk jug was stamped on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the In Good Taste pack then fussy cut with scissors.  The flowers were stamped with Jet Black StaZon ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils on the Whisper White layer.  The jug was then adhered to the Whisper White layer.  This is matted on Basic Gray cardstock.

For the background, I inked the Tin Tile Embossing Folder with Flirty Flamingo ink then placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock in the folder.  This is then run through the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine.

The card base is Basic Gray – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ then folded in half.  A piece of Flirty Flamingo is used as a mat for the Tin Tile embossed strip and piece of Whisper White.  The main stamped image is adhered using dimensionals.

With fall right around the corner, this is a perfect card to send a friend or family member to say Hello.

As mentioned above, the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss – standard size – is now available in my On-line store.  If you are looking for a new die cut machine or for your first check it out!

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At The Seashore

Hi!  Decided since it was still summer, I should focus on the present and made this card using the Seaside Notions stamp set.

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I do love walking on the beach looking for shells so couldn’t resist this stamp set.  The background is made by applying ink to a clear block – in this case, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry then spritzing with water and laying the block on the Whisper White background.  Let it dry completely.

For the Seahorse, I used Bermuda Bay and Balmy Blue watercolor pencils and a Blender Pen.  The shells are a mix of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  Each of the three elements were fussy cut with Paper Snips.   I added a bit of dazzle to the Seahorse using the Wink of Stella Clear brush:

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I thought it was a nice touch for that sparkly water look.

The sentiment is from Lovely You.

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to the beach today!

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A Happy Soul

Hi!  Today I am sharing a card using the retiring Pigment Sprinkles and the retiring Tasteful Textures bundle.  I am sad to see both of these products leave as they make beautiful cards.

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The background is created using the Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo Pigment sprinkles, Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water.  The fun thing about using these sprinkles, every background you create will be different – even when using the same products.   There is a video at the end of this post that shows you how it is created.

Once your watercolor paper has dried, die cut it with the largest Stitched Circle die.  While you are at, cut one from Whisper White card stock as well.  Before putting your die cutting machine aside, take the Whisper White circle, and run it through with the petal die from the Tasteful Backgrounds coordinating die set.

Using the same watercolor paper, punch the leaves and flowers and set aside.

Using a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White card stock, stamp your sentiment in the lower right corner with Gray Granite ink (this has become my new favorite neutral).  Also, use the lined stamp from the Tasteful Textures stamp set and stamp on the top where the circle will go.  This adds just a little something around the circle and brings in the neutral of the sentiment.

The base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

Here’s the video on creating the background and flowers and putting the card together.

You’ll find these products in my On-line store – just click on the product pictures below to shop!

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A Little Watercoloring

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring the Varied Vases stamp set.  I had some Watercolor Paper sitting out and decided to play with the Pigment Sprinkles – these are similar to the Brushos we used to carry but are now in Stampin’ Up! Colors!

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To achieve the look of the varied colors, I used the Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo sprinkles then spritzed with water. Once the paper dried, I die cut it with various dies and punches for my branches.

The card also features the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, retired Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon and the Varied Vases Stamp Set.

My color palette is Gray Granite, Calypso Coral and Whisper White.  This is a fun technique – if you like to play with the sprinkles.  No two pieces of Watercolor Paper turn out the same even when using the same colors of Pigment Sprinkles.

I hope you’ll give it a try!

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Last Chance…

For the Blended Seasons Bundle!  Today is the last day to get your Blended Seasons Bundle and Watercolor Pencil Assortment #2 Pack!  Don’t miss out!!!  Order here!!

Here is my last card featuring this bundle:

The holly is colored with the Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Granny Apple Green and a blender pen.  The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink.  4 of the coordinating dies were used for the die cuts – so yes, you get that cute bow under the sentiment in the pack of Framelits.

Hard to see in this picture – but I did run the Crumb Cake card stock through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  If you want a better look at what the Subtle Background adds to a card, check out this post.

I am truly going to miss showing this bundle but will be moving it over to my personal collection for sure.

Today is also the last day to earn your Bonus Day Coupon!!  For every $50 you spend prior to S/H and tax, you earn a $5 coupon to spend in September!  And with the Holiday Catalog starting on Sept 5 – you’ll be sure to use it!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow – I’m back for the Stamp It Team Blog Hop and we will have lots of Fall inspiration for you!

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Merry Christmas Holly

Hi!  How are you today?  Here is my next installment using the Blended Seasons bundle that is only available this month.  You’ll find it in my on-line store here.

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This is a Christmas version of the Birthday card I featured a few weeks ago.   The colors for his card are Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.  The Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen were used to color the holly and hte bell.    While it is difficult to see in the picture, I did use the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen on the bell and berries in the holly.   Here is a view of the back of the card:

This is where you’d write your message.

The dimensions for each of the layers can be found in this file.

If you missed how to make this card, here is the video showcasing the birthday version:

So what do you think of the Blended Seasons bundle?  Have I convinced you you need this bundle?  If so, I’d love if you’d purchase it through my on-line store here.    Use Hostess Code W6P6Y3C6 and when you spend $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) you’ll get a FREE Gift from me!   This offer ends tho on August 15 – so hurry!

Next question – this is the second time I’ve done a little mini-series of posts featuring a stamp set or bundle.  Do you like that?  Or would you prefer the ideas spread out and interspersed with other stamp sets/bundles?  I’d love your opinion!!

Bonus Days are going strong!  Every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) gets you a $5 coupon to use in September!!

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I Just Miss You

Hi!  Back today with another card featuring the Blended Seasons Bundle which is an exclusive bundle available only this month – of while supplies last.  If you haven’t purchased it yet, I highly recommend doing so before it is no longer available.  You’ll find it here in my on-line store.

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This card features the flowers that are in the Blended Seasons stamp set.  They are stamped in Jet Black StaZon ink on Crumb Cake card stock and colored with Watercolor Pencils – both assortments.  The leaves are colored with the Garden Green pencil while the flowers are Flirty Flamingo with highlights of Melon Mambo.  The flower centers are Crushed Curry.  An Aqua Painter is used to blend the colors.   I really love the soft look this card has and think that using Crumb Cake for my neutral layer helped achieve that softness.  The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black StaZon as well.  A few Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins finishes off the card.

The stamped panel is Crumb Cake measuring 4x 5 1/4″.  The base layer is also Crumb Cake and measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  This card would be perfect for so many occasions just switch out the sentiment.

I hope you are enjoying the small series of posts featuring the Blended Seasons bundle.

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Black And Gold

Hi!  Today I have the card I demonstrated on last night’s Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live Demonstration!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this turned out!   The leaves are stamped in Versamark on Basic Black card stock and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  Watercolor Pencils are used to color the leaves – they are so vibrant on the Black cardstock.

Here’s the video:

The sentiment is heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder as well on a piece of Basic Black scrap cardstock and then die cut with the stitched frame from the Stitched Seasons coordinating die set.  I love the stitched look around the sentiment.  There are 3 different sizes of this shape in the set.

Lastly, I die cut the little swirls from Gold Foil paper to attach to the back of he sentiment frame.

The Basic Black stamped panel measures 4 x 5 1/4″ and is mounted on a piece of Gold Foil paper that measures 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″.  The base is Basic Black card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

The Blended Season Bundle is an exclusive bundle available only during the month of August or while supplies last!  So don’t delay!!!  Order your set here today!  Use Hostess Code W6P6Y3C6 to order your bundle and you’ll receive a FREE pack of Mini Dimensionals from me!!  Orders must be a minimum of $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) and placed by August 15 through my on-line store to qualify for the FREE dimensionals.

Your order of $50 will also qualify you for a BONUS DAY Coupon!!  This coupon is good for $5 off an order in September.

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More Fun with Brushos

Hi!  I am back today with another card made using the Brushos!

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I actually demonstrated how to do this background on my Facebook page Tuesday night, Jan 30th.  You’ll find it on this page.  The Brushos are quite fun to play with – there are so many different techniques and so many colors you can make from the 5 colors that come in the set.

For this particular background panel, I sprinkled the Yellow and Brilliant Blue Brushos on Whisper White cardstock then spritzed with water.  If you spritz at an angle, the colors will spray and spread more than if you spritz straight down.  Once dry, it was layered on a piece of Basic Black card stock.  My base is the Thick Whisper White.

For the dragonflies, die cut from a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.  Embellish with Wink of Stella Clear.  They’ll become sparkly:

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The fun with Brushos – even when using the same two colors – you can get a different look!   I hope you’ll give them a try!

All supplies used in the making of this card can be found in my on-line store.  Use hostess code: AWRFCDQY

And don’t forget, we are still Sale-A-Brating and you earn FREE products on qualifying orders!

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A Little Beach Time

Hi!  Did you have fun checking out all the great projects in Saturday’s Valentine hop?  I hope so!  But if you missed it, here’s my project.

Today, I have a beach scene I did at a workshop over the weekend using the Waterfront stamp set.  They loved it! (And so did I!)

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I do find I get a better look if I stamp one color, watercolor with the Aqua Painter before moving on to the next.  For this card, we started with the mountains – stamped off once in Chocolate Chip, watercolor, then stamp the smaller mountain in Cajun Craze and watercolor.  The sand is Sahara Sand (used the big mountain upside down) and just moved it over as I went down the side of my card.  The water uses the same stamp as the sand, just reversed and stamped in Marina Mist ink.  The mountain, sand and water were all watercolored.  The trees, sun and birds were not.  The sun is stamped in Crushed Curry.  The trees in Chocolate Chip and Garden Green.  The birds are from the High Tide stamp set and stamped in Chocolate Chip as well.

This truly is a fun set to play with.  I created a Mountain and Lake scene and showed how to do the watercoloring on my Tuesday’s with Teresa Facebook Live video January 16th.  You will find it on this page.

If you love painting – but don’t always have time to do it – this is a great alternative and an awesome set to use for it!   You’ll find it in my on-line store here.

Don’t forget, we are still celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s favorite time of the year with Sale-A-Bration!  I’ve already had one hostess take advantage of getting the starter kit for very little money by applying her hostess benefits toward the cost of the kit.  I believe she paid around $30 for almost $200 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodness!!  Guess what!  YOU can do the same!! Contact me for the details!

Or – you can shop my on-line store and for every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) pick out a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  All orders over $50 also get this tutorial when you use this hostess code  7HSFZ3GP :

Thanks  so much for spending a part of your day with me!  I so appreciate YOU!

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