Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, Blender Pen, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Stamping-off technique, Watercolor Techniques

Flowers For Every Season in Blues

The Flower For Every Season Suite is just so beautiful and fun to create cards with! The Suite includes 2 different stamp sets – Jar of Flowers and Celebrate Sunflowers. The Jar of Flowers coordinates with the Jar punch and the Mason Jar Dome. To see a card with all 3 of the Jar products, check my blog from May by clicking here.

Here is the card for today. The lovely Flowers for Every Season DSP is paired with the Jar of Flowers stamp to match! Let’s get started!

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Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches and two 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches; Just Jade CS (New In Color!): 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; Flowers For Every Season DSP: 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

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Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Shaded Spruce* ink onto one of the 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Use the Timeless Label Punch to punch out the sentiment. (*I have used Shaded Spruce ink in this blog because the Just Jade ink was not available yet. The Just Jade ink can now be purchased and should be used in place of the Shaded Spruce.)

One really cool thing about the Jar of Flowers stamp set is that several pieces are reversible! First stamp the outline of the bowl in Balmy Blue ink onto the other 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Flip the stamp over. Stamp the background color for the bowl in Balmy Blue by first Stamping Off on scrap paper, then on the card piece. That is so smart!

I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the bunch of flowers after first Stamping Off onto the scrap paper. I used a sticky note as a Mask to shorten the flower stems. The stems are Stamped Off and stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

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I am going to use the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils to color the bunch of flowers. However, there is not a matching green Watercolor Pencil. I used a Blender Pen to add a light coloring of Shaded Spruce ink to the stems.

My goal was to try and match the coloring of the bunch of flowers to those flowers on the Flowers For Every Season DSP I had chosen for the card. I colored on top of my new catalog to keep the pencil pressure soft. The blue is the new In Color Misty Moonlight. To match the color with the Watercolor Pencils available I first colored the flowers lightly with the Basic Gray then with the Night Of Navy Watercolor Pencils.

I added some shading with a combination of a little more Basic Gray and a little more Night of Navy until I was satisfied. I used the Cajun Craze Watercolor Pencil for the larger flower, only coloring in the center of each petal.

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To smooth out the Watercolor Pencil I went over the flowers with the Blender Pen.

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The leaves were colored with the Blender Pen and the Shaded Spruce ink. The berries are colored in Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil and the Pussy Willows are colored in Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil. Finally, I added some more shading to the center of the blue flowers with the Night of Navy Watercolor Pencil.

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I added some “water” in the bowl with the Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil.

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Punch out a label from the Just Jade CS with the Timeless Label Punch. Set aside. Adhere the Just Jade CS to the front of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card base after you have used the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line.

Adhere the Flowers for Every Season DSP to the Just Jade CS on the card front.

Adhere the Just Jade CS Timeless Label to the back of the sentiment label, slightly offset. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the watercolored bunch of flowers and the sentiment to the card front.

Add a bow tied from the Misty Moonlight In Color 1/4 inch Ribbon with a Glue Dot. I plan to make a new video on how to tie bows. I tried today, but it did not work out. Soon I hope.

Now for the Bling! The Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels are perfect as there are several colors to choose from. I added some light blue rhinestones to the blue flowers in the bunch of flowers, dark green around the sentiment and dark blue rhinestones on the Flowers For Every Season DSP. I love lots of Bling! There is more Bling to be had for this card!

Wink of Stella!! This glitter brush can add a light sparkle to your card! But how to start using it? It comes with a black ring between the two barrels. Remove the black ring and put the two barrels back together.

Squeeze the barrel where it says “PUSH” until a little glitter is seen. Brush onto a scrap paper to get the flow going and get a feel for how it works.

Brush the glitter onto the water until you like the sparkle!

And Viola! you have a lovely floral card to send to someone for their Birthday! You could also use a different sentiment for any occasion. This card would be great for a variety of occasions!

Thanks for being here today. I appreciate you!

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Have a wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

New Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Debuts!

Woohoo! It is finally time for the New Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog year to start!

Click here to shop exciting new products in my Online Store.

Click here to view the PDF Download of the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

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There are two 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kick-off Celebration Specials.

  1. Join my Stamping Gems Team and pick a FREE bundle with your Starter Kit in June! You may choose ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168-169) OR ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) form the New Catalog! The starter kit price is still $99 + tax for your choice of $125 worth of product! How awesome is that?!

2. Extra Stampin’ Rewards! During the month of June (June 3 – 30) when your order is $250 or more – either on your own or when you host a party – you receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards! Now that is too cool!

Just wanted to give you all a heads up! I will be posting cards made with products from the New 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog from now on! Enjoy and be creative!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, flowers, Simple stamping

Small Blooms and Forever Gold Laser-Cut Paper

This is the time of year I really love because of all the colorful flowers blooming all around. My flower garden is doing really well this year. I just hope we get a little rain soon!

This card is made with 2 of the new In Colors- Just Jade and Magenta Madness. The Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper is so stunning! The Forever Gold Laser-Cut Paper really makes this card look difficult to make, but in fact this is a very simple card. You will see!

The new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog will go live on June 3, 2020 at noon Mountain Standard Time. This is a pack of the Flowers For Every Season Memory & More Cards and Envelopes and includes 2 each of the 5 new In Colors and 10 Envelopes. We will be using one of the cards for our card base. No cutting necessary for the card base!

Measurements: In addition to the card base and envelope described above you will need: Just Jade Card Stock (CS): 5 1/4 x 4 inches; Whisper White CS: 4 x 2 inches; Magenta Madness CS: 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches and one panel of the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. There are a number of nice sentiments, a perfect set for the beginner.

Two punches will be used: Label Me Fancy and Small Blooms.

Stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink.* Punch the sentiment out with the Label Me Fancy Punch.

*None of the In Color inks are available at the time of the writing of this blog. I would substitute Just Jade ink in place of the Shaded Spruce ink when it is available.

Punch 3 small blooms with the Small Blooms Punch. Note: I save my scraps like this one and donate them to a teacher who gives them to the kids to make art projects.

Use the Bone Folder to curl the edges of the flowers. This gives them a 3D effect.

To adhere the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper I used the TomBow Multipurpose Liquid Glue in minimal amounts on the back of the frame around the leaves, and on the back of the solid leaves. Make sure you place it down where you want it. If you move it, there will be exposed glue on the card. Turn the card piece over to rub the back and ensure the Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper is adhered completely.

Adhere the Forever Gold and Just Jade card piece to the Magenta Madness card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere the small blooms with Glue Dots. Tip: The easiest way to do so is to put the flower on the Glue Dot while it is still on the roll. Peel the Glue Dot and flower off and adhere to the card.

Adhere the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And for the Bling! I used the Gilded Gems which are gold faceted gems. Tip: I find it to be very easy to transfer the gems from the sheet they come on to the card with the Take Your Pick tool.

And Viola! That is all there is to making this elegant and gorgeous card!

Thanks for stopping by today. There are many more pieces to the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. I can’t wait to add them to future cards!

Remember today, June 2, 2020, is the last day to order from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Tomorrow, June 3, 2020 at noon, the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will go live! Please visit my store to view all the great products Stampin’ Up! has. You can get to the store by clicking on any of the photos below, or the “Click Here to Shop Now” button up top.

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There is a lot of negativity in the world right now. Bring something positive into your life by stamping and creating cards. You get joy from making the cards, and the recipient of your cards also gets joy!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Avid Stamper, Guys cards, Masculine

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #245: A Sketch

I am really enjoying stretching my creativity with the Cardz4Guyz Challenges. This challenge is to use a Sketch as inspiration for your card.

Here is the card I created from the Sketch with Stampin’ Up! products.

Here is the Sketch for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge.

This close up is to show off the Gold Hoops Embellishments which are new and available when the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog goes live on June 3, 2020 at noon Mountain Standard time.

The colors are Just Jade and Shaded Spruce with Gold Embossing Powder. The stamp set is Beautiful World.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Watch for my next blog on Tuesday!

Have a peaceful and beautiful day!

Theresa

Posted in Avid Stamper, Blender Pen, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Love/Affection, Watercolor Techniques

Sneak Peek- Jar of Flowers

There is only one more week before the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live! Since I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I got to order for the catalog a month early. Here is a sneak peek at a new stamp set called Jar of Flowers!

The really fun part about this card is that there are Mason Jar Shaker domes and Flowers for Every Season Gems you can use to make a Shaker card! I will also show a Technique today using the Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches, 5 x 2 inches and 4 x 2 1/2 inches; Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; and a new In Color – Magenta Madness: 5 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches.

Stamp the sentiment “Just Thinking Of You” from the Many Mates stamp set in Melon Mambo ink onto the bottom of the 4 x 2 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Use the Timeless Label Punch to punch it out with the sentiment on one end. Put the punch as close to the words as you can.

Now insert the punched label back into the punch so the words are as close to the edge as possible.

Use the 1 1/2 inch Circle punch to punch a circle out of the 5 x 2 1/2 inch Magenta Madness CS. Be sure to leave a 1/4 inch border because you will be using this as part of your card. Adhere the sentiment punch to the circle punch. Trim the sides with your Paper Snips. Set aside.

Set up the 5 x 2 inch Whisper White CS on the Pierce Mat to be able to stamp with the Jar Of Flowers Photopolymer stamp set. I tried using Gray Granite ink but it was too light. I found if you use Smokey Slate ink and you Stamp Off on a scrap paper once before stamping on the card piece you get the right intensity of gray for using the Watercolor Pencils.

Stamp off onto the scrap paper once before stamping the stems and the bunch of flowers. The lid to the Mason jar is not Stamped Off.

I put the Flowers for Every Season DSP that I wanted for the background next to my jar of flowers so I could copy the coloring. I used colors from both sets of the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. I started with Garden Green for the leaves and stems, Daffodil Delight for the little bunches of flowers, and Pumpkin Pie for the center of the Daffodil Delight flowers. I use a light touch first to color the entire image, then I press a little harder in spots where I would like to have the image shaded.

I used the Coastal Cabana Watercolor Pencil to create a water level in the jar. Next I used Real Red to color the poppies. Again, I used a light touch to color in the image and then press harder to shade. When I color lightly, I move the pencil in small circles and rotate the pencil every so often so that it stays sharp.

I used the Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil to color the tulips and the Night of Navy to color the sprigs of small flowers.

Now for the fun part! I used the Blender Pen which is filled with a specialized solution for easy blending. The tulip I am pointing to has been treated with the Blender Pen and the other tulips have not. I have already used the Blender Pen on the water and stems. I use a light touch and start in the lighter colored area of the image, moving toward the shaded part. When you are done with one color, you simply write on a scrap of paper with the Blender Pen until it writes clear. Take your time with this. The Blender Pen smooths out the colored pencil.

Now I used the Jar of Flowers punch to punch the Mason Jar out. You will have the Mason jar, the bunch of flowers and need the Magenta Madness CS piece.

Do not adhere the bunch of flower piece. Just lay it on the Magenta Madness CS to help position the Mason Jar. Adhere the Mason Jar to the Magenta Madness CS.

Peel off the protective layer on the top of the Mason Jar Shaker Dome. Adhere the bunch of flowers piece to the top of the Mason Jar Shaker Dome. Take care to position the paper because the adhesive on the dome is very sticky and once the paper is on it, it will stay there!

Note to self: Leave at least a 1/4 inch under the stamped jar so that the Mason Jar Shaker Dome doesn’t stick out! Fortunately, it was easy to trim with the Paper Snips.

Adhere the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Flowers For Every Season DSP to the Whisper White CS card base. Then adhere the Magenta Madness piece to the left side of the card front. Now for some Bling! The Flowers For Every Season Gems include green faceted gems and epoxy drops.

Place a few of the gems and drops on the Mason Jar. Remove the protective layer from the back of the Mason Jar Shaker Dome. Apply some adhesive to the rest of the back of the bunch of flowers card piece. Adhere the Whisper White bunch of flowers piece to the Magenta Madness piece on the card front. Take care with placement as the Mason Jar Shaker Dome adhesive adheres quickly and doesn’t allow any “wiggle” room.

Adhere the sentiment “Just Thinking Of You” to the right side of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To make the card extra special you can add a strip of the Flowers For Every Season DSP to the inside of the card. (Measurement: 5 3/8 x 3/4 inches)

Add a bow with the 2020-2022 In Color Bumblebee 1/4 inch ribbon and adhere it to the card with a Mini Glue Dot. Viola! What a colorful and gorgeous card!

Thank you for enjoying the Sneak Peek today! I really enjoyed making the card. If you would like to purchase the products I used, you will be able to on June 3, 2020 after noon Mountain Time.

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Take a Ride With Me for the last time

The end of the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is fast approaching. The last day to order from this catalog is on June 2, 2020. Ride With Me is a really cute stamp set with an adorable old fashioned pickup truck that will be retiring. There are coordinating Truck Ride Dies with which you can put together a 3D truck. Today’s card will be simple and straightforward. My mother told me she once drove a Cherry Red pickup truck when she first learned to drive. I made this pickup red in her memory.

There are 2 of the retiring colors on this card – Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. I have really enjoyed this set of In Colors and will be sad to see them go.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): the card base is 11 x 4 1/4 inches with a score line at 5 1/2, and you need a 3 3/4 x 3 inch piece for stamping; Blueberry Bushel CS: 4 x 3 1/4 inches; and the 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches in Lovely Lipstick.

I initially stamped everything in Memento Black ink. I did not like how the “I ❤ STMPN” blended in with the door.

I decided to try stamping the pickup in Lovely Lipstick ink. The balloons are stamped in Memento Black ink.

I thought the “I ❤ STMPN” stood out a little better when it was stamped in Memento ink on the Lovely Lipstick pickup truck.

I used Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers in Dark Basic Black, Light Smokey Slate and Dark Daffodil Delight to start coloring the pickup.

The body of the pickup is colored with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend alcohol marker. I went over the wheel covers twice to make them stand out. I also went along the edge of the door twice on either side of the “I ❤ STMPN”. I colored one of the balloons in Lovely Lipstick.

The Blueberry Bushel does not come in an alcohol marker so I used the Stampin’ Write marker which is water based to color two of the balloons.

I adhered the stamped pickup card piece to the 4 x 3 1/4 inch Blueberry Bushel CS. The card base was folded and burnished with the Bone Folder to create a crisp fold. The 2018-2020 In Color Lovely Lipstick DSP was adhered onto the center of the card front. The pickup card piece was then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now for some Bling! I used the Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Lots of color and sparkle!

Using the Take Your Pick tool to transfer the rhinestones to the card, I applied one rhinestone in the corresponding colors to each balloon.

Also added a trio of the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the Lovely Lipstick DSP.

And Viola! there is your Old Fashioned pickup truck with lots of balloons and bling! If you leave off the “I ❤ STMPN” you could use this card for just about any celebration.

Make sure you take a last look at the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and order anything you have had on your wish list now. Time is running out! There is only 1 week left before many products retire!

Thanks for stopping by and reviewing my blog. If you have any comments, please leave them below. I would love to hear from you and hear how I am doing. I have been advised to try to use fewer photographs so that it will be easier to view my blog on the phone without using all the battery power. Let me know if there is something you like to see that I have left out. Your feedback is very important. Thanks in advance.

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Posted in Aqua Painters, beginner stamper, Coloring Techniques, Friendship, Mini Catalog 2020, Sponging technique, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Summer, Sunset

Sunshine with Floral Essence and Sponging Technique

Today I have a great card for you! This is so simple but so beautiful! I am CASEing (copy and selectively edit) a card from Kathy Clark. We will be doing the Sponging Technique. I made this card especially full of sunshine because I wanted to tell you about the June Paper Pumpkin. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription you can purchase from Stampin’ Up!. You will get an all inclusive kit every month delivered right to your door! It is a great way to start stamping at home and start building your stamping supplies. Every month you get a stamp set and an ink spot! You also get all the supplies needed to complete the project! You have to order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months before June 10, 2020 to get this Box of Sunshine. Go to my store here and use item #137858 for 1 month, #137859 for 3 months, #157860 for 6 months and #137861 for 12 months. You will get a code via email and go to paperpumkin.com to submit your prepaid code. Then the fun can begin!

Now for the card!

I actually made a mistake on this card. I had intended to put a ribbon around the top two layers, but I applied the glue and had to adhere it to the third layer. I did make a second card which I will show at the end that does have the ribbon.

Measurements: Whisper White Card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches, 5 x 3 3/4 inches and 4 x 2 inches; Mango Melody: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; Poppy Parade: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches.

Sponging Technique: You will need three inks: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Poppy Parade. I have a sponge for each color that is marked with a square of the corresponding cardstock. To see more about preparing the sponges review my blog here . We will be sponging on the 5 x 3 3/4 inch Whisper White CS. Start with the Daffodil Delight ink. Use a light circular motion to sponge the color onto the scrap paper then onto your cardstock. Make a horizontal line of Daffodil Delight covering the lower third of the card piece.

Repeat using the Mango Melody ink for the middle third of the card piece. Next use the Poppy Parade ink.

Use the Aqua Painter to flick little water drops onto the sponged card piece. Watch the spots appear!

Stamp the sentiment “All days are beautiful that begin with you” onto the 4 x 2 inch Whisper White CS. Use the 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch to punch out the sentiment. Adhere the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the sponged card piece to the 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inch Poppy Parade CS. Next adhere the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Mango Melody CS to the Whisper White CS card base. Be sure to use the Bone Folder when you fold the card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Now adhere the sponged card piece to the Mango Melody taking care to center it.

Add some of the Holiday Rhinestone Basic jewels to the front. Viola! you have a very sunshiney card that will brighten anyone’s day!

Here is the second card with the ribbon across the middle. The ribbon is the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon and it was dyed using the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend alcohol marker. This card turned out a little darker.

Which card do you prefer? With the ribbon or without? Light or dark? Let me know what your thoughts are.

Thanks for visiting. I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you have questions about starting the monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription, please let me know. Email me at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com or leave a comment here.

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This Little Piggy is Giving back! #Sharesunshine

Today’s card uses one of the sentiments in the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: COVID-19 PRODUCT GIVEBACK
Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of their Making a Difference program they’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic. You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts. The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from they’re customers! You can use the download in your card making and paper crafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!
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The sentiment for today’s card is on page 11 of the digital download. I printed it on a sheet of Shimmery White Card stock(CS) and then cut it out with my Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer. I printed on the Shimmery White CS because I wanted to do some water-coloring. The Shimmery White CS holds up better with water-coloring than the Whisper White CS does.

Ok, let’s get started putting together This Little Piggy!

Measurements: Whisper White Card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches and a 1/2 inch strip; Shimmery White CS: 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches; Pear Pizzazz CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches; Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

I stamped the little piggy onto Petal Pink CS in Memento ink. I added a little shadow with the Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker.

I made the little mask by cutting a rectangle from the 1/2 strip of Whisper White CS. I added stitching with the Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black.

I used the Take Your Pick Tool on the Pierce Mat to punch a little hole at the neckline in order to thread the “elastic” for the mask through it. For the “elastic” I used the White Solid Bakers Twine (which is retiring).

I used a Dental Floss threader to thread the Solid White Baker’s Twine through the hole. I secured it on the back of the pig with a Mini Glue Dot.

I pulled the Solid White Bakers Twine up, around and down to make an “X” over the piggy’s snout. I secured the end in place with the same Mini Glue Dot. Glue the mask in place over the “X”.

Squeeze the Balmy Blue ink pad in the middle by laying it upside down on the table and applying pressure to the middle of the pad. This should put ink on the inside of the lid. If not, you could use a drop of the Balmy Blue Re-inker. Use the Aqua Painter (Water Painters) to apply a layer of water onto the Shimmery White CS. Now put some ink on the Aqua Painter, and starting at the top, spread the ink down the paper going back and forth. If the ink is not dark enough, add more ink to the brush and go over the paper again. You may clean the Aqua Painter by squeezing water from it onto a paper towel. If the ink on your paper is too dark, just go over it with the Aqua Painter using plain water. Let dry completely. When dry, adhere the Shimmery White CS to the 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch Pear Pizzazz CS.

Adhere the Perennial Essence DSP to the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Pear Pizzazz CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS, then adhere the piece to the front of the Whisper White card base.

Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the watercolor card piece and the little piggy. I used 1/2 of a Stampin’ Dimensional on each end of the “i miss your face” sentiment and used glue on the center to adhere it in place.

And Viola! you have a COVID-19 “situation-appropriate” card to #Sharesunshine with someone! Please consider purchasing the PDF Digital Download here: https://covid19.stampinup.com/products/giving-back-us-ca

Thanks so much for stopping by for the “This Little Piggy” card. I had so much fun with this one and I hope you will try it out. The This Little Piggy stamp set is set to retire on June 2 , 2020-so if you want it, get it now at my Online Store by clicking SHOP .

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It Starts with Art

A lot of us spend a lot of our time working in jobs that we may not like. The easy solution is to change to a job we do like. But that is not always possible. One way to “survive” your job is to “Start with Art”. Being creative is known to help improve your psychological well being. This Stampin’ Up! stamp set is retiring soon, so don’t waste any more time and let’s create a card to help you “Follow Your Art” no matter what your art may be!