Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper #155480 found on page 149 in the 2022-23 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog
Blending Brushes #153611 page 129
Apply the Masking Paper to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) so that you have a strip that is uncovered measuring 2 inches wide.
Secure the card piece to your work space using Painters Tape over the Masking Paper.
Use a Blending Brush with the Daffodil Delight Ink to make a subtle circle of color.
Blend in the Tahitian Tide Ink to cover the top 3/4 of the card piece, and the Parakeet Party Ink to cover the bottom 1/4.
Use the Orchid Oasis Ink to stamp the flowers. Use a Blender Pen to add color to the petals on the flowers.
Stamp the smaller sprig in Parakeet Party Ink for the background.
Use the Mossy Meadow Ink with the fern stamp to stamp along the bottom. Some of the fern are Stamped Off.
Let dry then carefully remove the Masking Paper.
Use the Mossy Meadow Ink to stamp the sentiment on the top left.
Wrap the Linen Thread around the bottom of the card piece three times and then tie in a bow.
Adhere the card piece to the front of the Very Vanilla CS card base.
Add the Brushed Brass Butterflies as desired.
Add the Pale Papaya Opal Rounds to the center of the flowers.
Voila! That is it!
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Hello fellow stampers! I hope you are having a good day. Today I am going to show different coloring techniques with In the Moment, a new stamp set in the upcoming 2022 Stampin’ Up! Jan-June Mini Catalog. I will show three different media: Watercolor Pencils with the Blender Pen, Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers. At the end, you can vote on which one you like best!
Watercolor Pencils with the Blender Pen
The stamp set is In the Moment and is a sneak peek of what is in the 2022 Stampin’ Up! January to June Mini Catalog. The catalog will be live on January 4, 2022 at 3 am MST. This card was colored with the Watercolor Pencils followed by a Blender Pen. The Watercolor Pencils come in two different assortments. Assortment 1 has 13 pencils and Assortment 2 has 10 pencils. 23 different colors! The Blender Pen has a chemical in it which helps to smooth out the pencil marks.
Stampin’ Write Markers
The Stampin’ Write Markers were used to color this card. These are water based markers. The colors are more vivid. These can be purchased by color group (10 colors in each group) or in a pack containing all 40 colors. The color groups are: Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles. The big pack is called Many Marvelous Markers.
Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers
I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color this card. These are alcohol based markers. They are different from water based markers in that they can be blended to create a more subtle gradation of shadowing. There are 38 colors which come as a 2 marker combo-light and dark. There is also a color lifter (which I use quite frequently when I color outside the line).
Vote on which coloring technique is your favorite.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you voted. It will be really fun to see which technique is most popular!
I am on Day 6 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’® Up! Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas card. Each day my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!
Early Espresso Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
Early Espresso CS: 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Soft Suede CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches (inside), 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches (front) and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Note: the front is slightly smaller than the inside.
Early Espresso 1/4 inch Faux Suede Trim: 8 inches
How to Use the Blending Brushes
First place your 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inch Very Vanilla CS card piece on a scrap of paper. Apply slight pressure as you move the brush in a circular motion on the Crumb Cake ink pad. Tap onto the scrap paper. Then apply light pressure and move in a circular motion along the edge of the card piece. Start light and go slow. You can go over the area until it is as dark as you desire.
I wanted the very edge to be a little darker than the border of the card piece. You can hold the card piece up and scrape the Blending Brush on the very edge to accomplish this look.
To finish up with the Blending Brushes, stamp the sentiment “May You Enjoy The Peace of this beautiful season” in Early Espresso ink onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Punch the sentiment out with the Elegant Tag Punch. Use the Blending Brush with the Crumb Cake ink to blend the ink around the edges of the Elegant Punch.
Stamp the cabin in Soft Suede ink onto the 4 x 51/4 inch Very Vanilla CS that has been shaded with the Blending Brush. Use the Blender Pen to smooth out the color on the cabin.
The tree stamp in the Peaceful Cabin stamp set is a group of 3 trees on one stamp. I cut my trees apart so that I would have more flexibility in using the trees.
Stamp the cabin onto some sticky paper and fussy cut. Lay it over the cabin on the Very Vanilla CS. Using the Soft Suede Ink, stamp some trees around the cabin.
I used the single stamp of the tree to stamp a tree on the right side of the cabin.
Sometimes when you stamp over another piece of paper, the image doesn’t take near the edge of the paper. Use the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to make the tree image complete.
Stamp the small snowflakes in Crumb Cake ink around the cabin. In the Snowman Season stamp set, there is a group of snowflakes. I stamped these in Crumb Cake ink, Stamping Off once, around the border of the card piece.
Fill in with the small snowflakes as you desire.
Stamp the little dog (or fox) in Crumb Cake. Use the Blender Pen to smooth out the color.
The 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS is the inside of the card. Use the Blending Brush and the Crumb Cake Ink to blend some shadow in the upper left and lower right-hand corner. Stamp some trees in Soft Suede Ink in the lower right-hand corner. Use the small snowflakes and Crumb Cake Ink in both corners. Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Snowman Season in Early Espresso Ink.
Assembling the Card
Punch an Elegant Tag from both the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Early Espresso and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Soft Suede CS. Cut the Early Espresso tag and the Soft Suede tag in half. Use the Soft Suede CS on the top of the back of the Very Vanilla CS tag. Adhere the bottom half of the Early Espresso tag to the bottom of the Very Vanilla CS tag.
Make a loop with the 1/4 inch Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and adhere to the back to the back of the Elegant Tag with Mini Glue Dots.
Adhere the Very Vanilla CS with the “Merry Christmas” to the inside of the Early Espresso CS card base. For the card front, first adhere the cabin Very Vanilla CS to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Soft Suede CS. Then adhere the cabin piece to the front of the card base. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Elegant Tag sentiment to the left side of the card front.
Voila! You have a masculine Christmas card for your favorite guy! Stop by the Cardz4Guyz to see more masculine cards.
Have a wonderful weekend! We will be getting ready for Christmas. I have packages to get ready to mail. My husband just put all the lights on the house. Now for the tree and getting the Christmas cards ready to mail!
Hi! Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures. I’m Theresa and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. I’m so excited to be taking part in Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop today. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We appreciate your support. This Blog Hop is a really fun way to see projects from Demonstrators around the world! I just love all the creativity! You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. Please try and visit all sites and see how inspired you can become!
I can’t believe the Stampin’ Up!® August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is live already! I chose the Poinsettia Place Suite for my card today. So much loveliness!
I made a lot of different poinsettia cards by placing the Poinsettia Petals stamps on my Stamparatus and stamping a bunch of them onto 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS). I colored each one in a different color scheme using the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers then ran them through my cutting machine. I’ve made about 4 different poinsettia cards so far. This was a really quick way to stamp a bunch of poinsettia pieces.
I stamped the poinsettia and leaves for this card in Soft Suede ink. I used a blender pen for shadowing, then sponged the edges of the poinsettia in Soft Suede ink. The leaves were sponged with Garden Green ink, then Soft Suede ink on the edges. I crinkled the paper a little before laying it out on the card for added dimension.
For the “Merry Christmas” sentiment I stamped it in Early Espresso ink then cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies by extending the rectangle to fit the sentiment with partial die cutting. The edges of the sentiment as well as the edges of the 1st layer of Very Vanilla CS were also sponged in Soft Suede ink.
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I showed a sneak peak of the wonderful and festive Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog with an adorable Winter card on my last blog. Today I am going to show a spooky Halloween card. I will plan on showing a Fall card on Friday. I recommend you spend some time looking through a PDF of the Mini Catalog here and start planning for the holidays coming up now. If you act now, you will have plenty of time to design some handmade cards!
This Halloween card was a lot of fun to make with the Magic In The Night Designer Series Paper (DSP)! Lots of creepy spiders!
Measurements: Blackberry Bliss Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Smoky Slate CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 x 3 1/2 inches; Basic Black: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Magic in the Night DSP: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches; and Basic Grey 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.
This is the Hallows Night Magic stamp set in the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. The design detail on the bats is awesome!
Let’s start stamping!
Oops! First I wanted to show you how to deal with a “halo“. That is when the ink gets on the part of the stamp surrounding the image and makes a mark on your card that you do not want. This is a BIG halo!
One way to fix this issue once and for all, is to trim the stamp. I use a sharp pair of Paper Snips. Others use an Exacto knife. I just trim a little away as shown.
That’s better! I used the Memento black ink to stamp the spider onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Smoky Slate CS. This will be the inside of the card.
I added a few of the smaller spiders. I used a straight edge to draw a string of web with the Stampin’ Write Basic Black Marker.
Using the Memento Black ink stamp the larger spider onto the 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Basic Grey CS. You can fussy cut the spider or if you do have a cutting machine, you could use the Halloween Magic Dies to cut the spider out.
Stamp the frame for the sentiment in Memento Black ink onto the 2 x 3 1/2 inch Smoky Slate CS, then stamp the sentiment “Happy Halloween” in the middle of the frame. Next, squeeze the middle of your Blackberry Bliss ink pad so that you get a little ink on the lid. Use a Blender Pen to take up a little ink and color in the flowers in the frame.
Now we are going to sponge the sentiment to make it more interesting. First I just dabbed the sponge right over the sentiment and around the frame. Next I flicked the sponge along the edge to darken the corners and edges of the card piece. Finally, lay the card piece on some scrap paper and move the inked sponge in small circles to darken more of the edge. Now that is interesting!
Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Blackberry Bliss CS card base. Adhere the Smoky Slate CS stamped with the spiders to the inside of the card base.
Adhere the Blackberry Bliss spider design from the Magic in this Night DSP to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic Black CS. Now adhere the card piece to the front of the Blackberry Bliss CS card base.
I used the Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece to the card front.
Now some Bling! The Mini Catalog has Self Adhesive Black Iridescent Pearls! I used the Take Your Pick tool to transfer the Iridescent Pearls to the large spider and to a few other spiders in the background. When you move the card around, the pearls look purple, blue and green!
I decided the card needed just a little more Bling! so I added the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the body of the large spider and to the flowers in the frame.
Viola! You have a very spooky spidery card! So much fun!
A lot is happening today. As I stated above the Stampin’ Up!® August to December 2020 Mini Catalog is going live! Also, Stampin’ Up! has updated their catalog website to make your shopping experience better. There will be new features including the ability to sign off but keep items in your cart so you can come back to shopping later. The new website my not keep your link to my store. Try the link here to go to my Online Store. Please double check to be sure you are still shopping with Theresa McEntee from Bisbee Arizona 85603. Thanks so much for all your support of my small business. I would not be able to do this without your support. Thank you!
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!
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.
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.
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.
To smooth out the Watercolor Pencil I went over the flowers with the Blender Pen.
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.
I added some “water” in the bowl with the Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil.
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!
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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.
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!
This card is so fun because of all the color and the mixed designs! There are also a few Techniques thrown in there as well!
Here is the It Starts with Art stamp set. There are many exciting images to make a host of cards. I decided to use the stack of ribbon since it complimented the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I chose.
Measurements: Blueberry Bushel card stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches and 4 x 3 inches; Follow Your Art DSP: 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 4 x 3 inches; Coastal Cabana CS: 8 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches and Whisper White CS: two 4 x 3 inch pieces.
Let’s get stamping!
Stamp the sentiment “Follow your art” on one end of one 4 x 3 inch Whisper White CS in Memento ink. Leave space around the sentiment for the Tailored Tag Punch. Flip the Whisper White CS around and stamp the stack of spools on the opposite end.
For coloring the spools of ribbon, I did a bit of experimentation with markers and decided the Watercolor Pencils created the most appealing look. When I used the markers, I did not like the card. I actually thought it was ugly! The Watercolor Pencils made the card look so much better! I did use the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker since there is not a Watercolor Pencil in Blushing Bride. The colors for the Watercolor Pencils are Pacific Point, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. One of the Techniques is to use the Blender Pen.
I started coloring with the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker on the middle spool. I tried to only put one layer of ink down and keep the color light.
I colored the top spool and the stripes on the bottom ribbon with the Coastal Cabana Watercolor Pencil. I did color a little darker in areas where I wanted a slight shadow.
I colored the middle ribbon with the Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil. The bottom spool and the ribbon on top are colored in Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil.
Blending Technique The Blender Pen is a dual tipped pen filled with a specialized solution for easy blending. You just go over the Watercolor Pencil with a light touch and blend the color. To clean off the color, you just write on scrap paper until the fluid from the pen runs clear. I started Blending the Coastal Cabana Watercolor Pencil first.
Next I blended the Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil, and finally the Calypso Coral.
Now we need to fussy cut the spools of ribbon.
Tip: To fussy cut into really tight space, use the very tip of your Paper Snips and make very tiny cuts. I did try just leaving the center of the heart uncut, but I did not like the way it looked. Set this piece aside.
Punch the sentiment out with the Tailored Tag Punch. (I had to photograph this card twice because I did use the Stampin’ Write Markers initially. That is why the spools of ribbon are still there).
Prepare to use the Aqua Painter by squeezing the closed Blueberry Bushel ink pad to get a little ink on the lid. Add a few drops of water to the ink. Place the sentiment card piece on scrap paper as this technique can be a little messy. The black cardstock is just there so the sentiment card piece would show on the photograph.
Splatter Technique Flick the tip of the Aqua Painter on the lid to splatter the color onto the sentiment card piece. Clean the Aqua Painter by squeezing water out onto a paper towel until the water runs clear.
Squeeze the Calypso Coral ink pad and get some ink on the Aqua Painter. Flick the Calypso Coral ink in the same way as the Blueberry Bushel. Allow to dry, or use your Heat Tool to dry the ink more quickly.
Punch a label with the Tailored Tag Punch from the 4 x 3 inch Blueberry Bushel CS. Use the Paper Snips to cut the tag in half lengthwise.
Glue one half of the Tailored Tag Punch to the bottom half of the sentiment card piece. Now glue the other half on top.
Now to stamp the inside of the card. Use the larger button stamp to stamp onto the second 4 x 3 inch Whisper White using the Blueberry Bushel ink. Remember that an odd number of images seems more pleasing to the eye than an even number.
Use the smaller button stamp to stamp in Calypso Coral ink and Coastal Cabana ink.
Fold the 8 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch Coastal Cabana CS at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Use the Bone Folder to get a nice crisp fold.
Adhere the 4 x 3 inch Follow Your Art DSP to the front of the little card. Adhere the piece stamped with the buttons to the inside of the little card.
Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Follow Your Art DSP to the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch Blueberry Bushel CS. Now adhere the little card to the center of the Blueberry Bushel card piece.
This card is a little different. Fun, fun, fun!
We will use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and the spools of ribbon.
I decided that the sentiment did not show up as much as I would like. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. I placed it onto the sentiment piece to size it and then adhered it in place.
Adhere the spools of ribbon in place.
Viola! You have a card to keep around to help inspire you to “Follow Your Art”! Or you can send it off to someone else who may need encouragement!
Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you are doing well, and if not, I hope you have an opportunity to try to start with art to lift up your spirits!
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Today’s card is a Father’s Day card in a Vintage style. I made this now because I know how Father’s Day sneaks up on me!
The card is made with the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set. The paper is Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla cardstock (CS). The printed paper is from the Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP). The ink for the man is Soft Suede. I used a Blender Pen to slightly color the image. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink. I used Linen Thread as an embellishment.
The measurements are: Soft Suede CS: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches for the card base; Early Espresso CS: 4 x 3 inches and 4 1/4 x 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches for the inside of the card, 4 x 3 inches and 3 x 3/4 inches; and the Come Sail Away DSP: 4 x 2 1/4 inches.
Fold the Soft Suede card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line.
Stamp the man in Soft Suede ink onto the 4 x 3 inch Very Vanilla CS. Use one of the Layering Ovals Dies in a cutting machine to cut out around the man.
Use the Blender Pen to blend some of the ink onto the shirt and pants. i made the pants slightly darker than the shirt.
Use the next size up on the Layering Ovals Dies to cut an oval from the 4 x 3 inch Early Espresso CS.
Adhere the two ovals together.
Stamp the sentiment “You do a great job of being a great guy” in Early Espresso ink onto the 3 x 3/4 inch Very Vanilla CS.
Tie a 22 inch piece of Linen Thread twice around the 4 1/2 x 1/2 inch strip of Early Espresso CS. Tie in place to one side.
Adhere the DSP to the front of the card base.
Adhere the Early Espresso CS wrapped with the Linen Thread onto the card with adhesive.
Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the oval piece stamped with the man, and the strip with the sentiment.
Adhere the man and sentiment.
Viola! And that is it! Now you are ready for Father’s Day too!
Thanks for visiting today. This card is made for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #244 to make a vintage card. View other great Vintage cards at Cardz4Guyz.blogspot.com.
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Hi there! It is only one more week until Christmas and I still haven’t gotten my cards in the mail! I have just now printed out our little family newsletter, so I am one step closer. In case you are also a bit behind schedule, here is a quick and simple card that looks really nice.
This card uses the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper(DSP) and the Christmas Gleaming stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.
Measurements: Very Vanilla 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base scored at 4 1/4 inches and a 4 x 2 inch piece; Copper Foil: 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches, 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches, 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches and 2 x 4 inches; Brightly Gleaming DSP 3 x 2 inches, 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and 2 x 1 inch; and Pretty Peacock 5 1/4 x 4 inches.
Using the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Up! ink pad, stamp the small ornament onto the 4 x 2 inch piece of Very Vanilla at one end.
Before the ink is dry, use a Stampin’ Up! Blender Pen to blend some of the ink to make a shadow along the right hand side. This helps to add dimension and make the card more interesting.
Use the small ornament punch from the Brightly Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack to punch out the small ornament.
Adhere the Brightly Gleaming DSP to the corresponding Copper Foil to make the presents.
Lay the stack of presents on the 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Pretty Peacock to get an idea of how to adhere them together. Remove them from the Pretty Peacock piece and adhere them together.
Measure out about 5 1/2 inches of the 1/2 inch Classic Weave Ribbon.
Use Glue Dots to adhere to the stack of presents. Tip: Put the ribbon right on the glue dot and then remove the dot from the roll.
I tried to place the “Merry Christmas” on the ribbon to show after I added the bow on top. I probably could of placed the sentiment a bit more toward the bottom of the stack of presents as the ornament ended up covering the “Christmas” portion.
Use the Bone Folder to get a crisp fold on the Very Vanilla 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line.
Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Pretty Peacock to the front of the card base.
Now adhere the stack of presents to the card front.
Punch out 2 Sprigs from the Copper Foil with the Sprig Punch.
Adhere the Copper Foil Sprigs to the top of the stack of presents.
Apply a Stampin’ Dimensional to the back of the small ornament.
Adhere the ornament to the stack of presents. On hindsight, I adhered the small ornament a bit too low. It would probably look better more near the top of the stack of presents. I thought I would leave room for the bow, but this probably wasn’t necessary and actually covered the sentiment on the ribbon.
To make the card a little more special, I added a star from the Star Designer Elements.
Use the pick on the Take Your Pick tool to transfer the star elements from the package to the card. I am using a retired pick.
And Viola! there you have your Christmas card! This one doesn’t take too long to make, so you could make several in a short time and get caught up.
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Hope you are taking time to enjoy the holidays. Crafting is a great way to enjoy the season, especially if you share your craft with others. I just love it when someone makes something special for me! See you next time!
Stampin’ Up! products used include: Stamp Set: Christmas Gleaming #150464; Clear Block: C #118486; Paper: Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP #150429, Very Vanilla #101650, Pretty Peacock #150880; Copper Foil #142020; Ink: Pretty Peacock #150083; Punch: Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack #150647 and Sprig 148012; Ribbon: 1/2 inch Classic Weave #150394; Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue # 110755, Glue Dots #103683, and Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Star Designer Elements #150430 and the Take Your Pick tool #144107.