Category: Techniques

TO A GREAT GUY

Hi there.  It had occurred to me that I haven’t created any “guy” cards lately so today’s is a blend of that along with a cool technique.

I follow Stampin’ Up! on facebook and came across this cool technique on their page.  It involves using the new Blending Brushes(153611) and a Garden Green ink pad.  Start with the Dandy Laser Cut paper and add the ink using the blending brush.  Do it carefully though, so you don’t tear the paper.  It took several “layers” of colour to get the depth I was looking for.  Then, using a sponge, I added touches of Versamark, sprinkled some Heat & Stick powder and added just a bit of heat with the Heat Tool.  Heat just until the powder turns dark and then add the Gilded Leafing(154560).  I also used the Heat Tool to set it a bit more after brushing the extra away.

To make it more of a guy card, I used the Dragonfly Garden Bundle.  NOTE:  This card measures 3-1/2″ x 5″ so there would’nt be a large border around the laser cut.

Here’s the list of products used. 

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

You might like to give this technique a try – it’s fun!  Happy Stamping.

HERE’S TO A BRIGHT YELLOW BIRTHDAY

Hello and a very Happy St. Patrick’s day to you!  I’m sharing this bright yellow birthday card with a touch of green for the occasion.

The main panel was done with a water painter and the Daffodil Delight ink refill and boy did it turn out bright!  So, I stamped those bundle of flowers from the Ornate Style Bundle(154119) with versamark and gave them a sprinkle of White Emboss Powder to make them stand out.  Those touches of green are the tiny leaves that I coloured with the Granny Apple Green marker.

Have you noticed the SquareVellum Doilies(152484) in the annual catalogue?  They’re on page 153 and make a great subtle background.

Here’s the list of products used.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Luck of the Irish to you and happy stamping!

A LITTLE ART FOR YOU

Hi and welcome to the Art Gallery!  Well, today’s card actually uses the Art Gallery Bundle(156227) as I haven’t been using it lately.

I didn’t want that floral spray to get lost in the designer paper so backed it with an oval of Vellum cardstock.  The colouring on the image turned out to be a happy accident!  I used Stampin’ Write Markers directly on the stamp and while adding the Night of Navy accents smeared it a bit.  It looks pretty authentic though don’t you agree?

Here’s the list of products used.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a great day and happy stamping to you!

GOLDEN FLYERS

Hi and welcome.  I had a plan for these golden flyers but as the card went together, things changed, lol.  Have you had things go that way too?

Sometimes though, the “new” way works!  I played around with the Gilded Leafing(154560) to give the dragonflies a bit of glam.  I just stamped their wings with Versamark, added the Heat & Stick Powder(156110) and used the Heat Tool to melt it.  Then placed them into a pot of the leafing and brushed it off with a sponge.  (I keep my gilded leafing in a square plastic container which helps to keep it from flying all over the place).

Here’s the list of products used.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Here’s to a great day and happy stamping!

GROW GOOD THINGS

It’s Friday already and I’m wondering how did it arrive so quickly?  However, I was stamping and have this card to show you today.

I used 2 new stamp sets and tried a “new to me” technique.  It started off with those lovely flowers from the Forever & Always Bundle(156200) and the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden Bundle(156224).

Check out that background that I’m very happy with.  I tried the inked embossing folder technique and found that it’s important to use a very light touch so the ink stays just where you want it.  I’m calling this success!

Here’s the list of products used.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a great weekend and make sure to get some stamping done.  It’s good for the soul!

A SWEET STRAWBERRY HELLO

Do you like strawberries?  I’ve been playing with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle(156214) and having fun with it!  Check out this trio on this sweet card?

I think it looks great paired up with a design from the Berry Delightful designer paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue!

It’s 2-step stamping at its best for sure.  I used Poppy Parade for the strawberries and Granny Apple Green for the leaves.  The matching punch mades it easy to layer those deliciously sweet berries!

This card was inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketches layout and I added a mat of Soft Sea Foam to highlight those berries.

Here’s the list of products used.  NOTE:  I’ve corrected the item numbers for the new Basic White cardstock.
Product List

Messages Die

$46.00

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Have a sweet weekend and happy stamping to you!

LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW YEAR

To a brand new(and better) new year!  I must say that 2020 has been a challenge for us all but better times are coming!  Especially with brand new products coming in January.  Today’s card uses some of those new products!

Can you use two different colours of Embossing powder on the same image?  Yes you can.  I started with the White Emboss powder for the main flower, heated it with the Heat Tool and then stamped the accent image over top, added Silver Emboss powder and heated it again.  The leaves were done on Silver Foil with White Emboss powder for the accent.

I went with black, white and silver to play along with The Paper Players challenge and love the way it all went together!

Here’s the partial list of products used.  I can’t show you the new stamp sets yet but am very sure that you’re going to Love them!
Product List

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Have a great day and happy stamping!

SENDING HAPPY THOUGHTS

There’s nothing like a pretty card that sends happy thoughts these days and today’s card does just that!

Besides being full of happy thoughts, this card features quite a few brand new products coming your way starting on January 5, 2021!

When you get your January – June 2021 catalogue, make sure to check out the Fine Art Floral Suite to see these products first hand!  One thing I’d like to point out is the gold on the flower, it was done with the Gold Leafing and Heat & Stock Powder that can be found in page 33!

I started off with a different idea in mind, but changed it to play along with the new challenge from CAS(E) this sketch.

Here’s the list of most of the products used. 

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Have a happy day and do some happy stamping

IN THE PINES BUNDLE

Hi and welcome!  Today’s card features the In The Pines Bundle and a fun (but messy) technique!

This In The Pines stamp set is a “2-step” stamping set and I wanted the trees to have snow on them!  So, I used the 2nd step image and heat embossed it with White Emboss Powder.  Then added the Garden Green ink after.  The messy part is that the ink stays wet – but a quick blast from the Heat Tool helps to set it so you don’t get it all over your fingers!

The background designer paper design in from the “Tis the Season pack(153489) and you can save 15% when you purchase it this month.

I pulled the new sketch layout from Freshly Made Sketches and used it as a starting point.

This is a simple card that delivers a bright Christmas greeting, especially with the touch of red ribbon!

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

I hope that you will give this technique that I used a try and have fun stamping!

YOU MEAN SO MUCH

Hi and welcome, your visits to my blog mean a lot and I thank you.  Today’s card is a pretty tribute to my visiters.

This card has several different colours to it and was a bit of a challenge as I don’t usually use these particular colours together.  I chose to use the Forever Blossoms stamp set(151457) and stamped that lovely spray in Bumblebee.  There is a very light wash of Seaside Spray on the background and I used our new Water Painters(151298) to apply the colour.

This idea came from the FabFri Colour Challenge.

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

I enjoyed creating this challenge card and thank you again for visiting.  Happy Stamping!

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