Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Friendship, Love/Affection, Sponging technique

Wacky Wednesday Technique- Use a Die-cut as a Stencil- Potted Succulents Dies by Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday! Today’s card is made using the Simply Succulents stamp set and Potted Succulents Dies by Stampin’ Up!. These products are found in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. I will be showing how to use one of the die-cuts as a stencil. We will be using the Sponging Technique also.

I just love how this lovely card turned out and it is fairly easy to do. The colors are some of the 2021-2023 In-Colors: Bumblebee, Magenta Madness and Just Jade.

Measurements

Measurements: Just Jade Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: two at 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 3 x 4 inches. You will need a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of Thick Basic White CS to make the stencil with the die (not pictured).

Creating the Stencil

Here are all the lovely dies that come in the Potted Succulents Dies. The largest die is the one we will use to make our stencil.

First place the die on top of the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Thick Basic White CS and center it. Use your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out the stencil. Note: If you do not yet have an awesome Cut & Emboss Machine, there are 2 available. You will need the full-sized Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to be able to use this die. You can buy one HERE.

Preparing the Sponges

The Stamping Sponges come in a large circle. Use a big pair of scissors to first cut the sponge in half. Then cut the half in half to make a quarter. Finally cut the quarter in half to make an eighth. The next step is to put a square of the color of cardstock that matches the ink you will use that sponge for. You will not need to rinse the sponge out if you are only using it for one color.

I store my sponges in a compartmentalized craft box.

Stamping

In order to make the sentiment label, you will first stamp the sentiment “you’ve been on my mind” in Smoky Slate ink onto the upper portion of the 3 x 4 inch Basic White CS. Next use the two different label dies in the Potted Succulents Dies set to cut out the labels as shown. I love the stitching around the edges of the labels. It adds a nice touch.

Sponging

The first step here is to secure the stencil to a scrap piece of paper with the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS card piece also secured to the stencil. The stencil is a little bit longer than the 5 1/4 inch length of the stencil, so I used some sticky note tape to create the bottom border on the card piece.

Remember that the stencil is paper and will rip if rubbed too harshly. Sponging requires a gentle touch. First daub the sponge on the Bumblebee ink pad. Then use a gentle small circular motion to put ink on the card piece. You will have a very light layer of ink to start and will gradually add to that until you like the results.

To continue sponging the stencil, switch to the Magenta Madness ink and then the Just Jade ink. I wanted a border of the Just Jade so I went around the edges of the entire stencil.

Carefully remove the sticky note tape and Viola! You have a stunning and beautiful card front! Now we will use the die cut again as a stencil for the inside of the card.

To stencil the inside of the card, secure the stencil with the sticky tape so that you will sponge on the right-hand border. Again start with the lightest color-the Bumblebee ink. Then add the Magenta Madness ink and finally the Just Jade ink.

Viola! Another stunning and beautiful card piece!

Putting It All Together

Begin to put the card together by adhering the inside card piece to the inside of the Just Jade CS card base. Now adhere the front card piece to the front of the Just Jade CS card base.

To complete the card, adhere the larger label to the card front. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the stamped sentiment “you’ve been on my mind” over the first larger label.

Viola! You have completed an awesome card! I usually like to add some Bling! to my cards, but I felt this one was fine without the Bling!

Thank you for stopping by today to learn this fun technique. I hope you give it a try. Don’t worry if you need to do this a few times before you like the result. The experimentation is part of the fun!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, flowers, Gilded Leafing

Stampin’ Up!® Art Gallery & Gilded Leafing Technique

Hello and welcome to my Wacky Wednesday series! Today I will use the Stampin’ Up!® Art Gallery stamp set, Fine Art floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Gilded Leafing- all of which are in the Fine Art Floral Suite in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. I will be showing you 2 ways to apply the Gilded Leafing to you card.

The Gilded Leafing produces a bright gold shine! This really makes a plain card look more elegant.

Measurements & Supplies

Measurements: Poppy Parade Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 2 1/2 x 4 inches and 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches; Fine Art Floral DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

You will also need the Gilded Leafing, Heat & Stick Powder, a heat tool and Versamark ink.

Tip: I find it a lot easier to use the Heat & Stick Powder if it is in a container. I found this container at the local dollar store.

Stamping

To begin stamping, use the Poppy Parade ink to stamp the sentiment “I’m thinking of you” onto the 5/8 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Tip: Use the Stampin’ Pierce mat or a catalog to stamp on with the clear Photopolymer stamps to get the best image.

Next we will be stamping the floral bouquet. In order to apply 2 different colors of ink to the stamp, I first use the edge of the Bumble Bee ink stamp pad. I try to avoid getting the Bumble Bee ink on the leaf and stem.

Next I use the Mossy Meadow ink. Again using the edge of the stamp pad, apply the Mossy Meadow only to the leaf and stem.

Viola! You have a two color stamp. I did get a little of the Mossy Meadow on the base of the middle flower, but I don’t think it will be noticeable after it is all said and done.

The floral bouquet is a two step stamp. Stamp the second layer of the flowers with Poppy Parade ink.

Complete the stamping by heat-setting the stamped image. This will prevent the Heat & Stick powder from sticking to any residual wet ink on the flowers.

Heat & Stick Technique for Applying Gilded Leafing

Carefully open the jar of Gilded Leafing as it may expand a little and pop out of the container. Sara Douglas, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!® recommends pouring the Gold Leafing into a larger container- shoe box size is what she recommended but I was able to use a half shoe box sized container with plenty of space to spare.

The first way to apply the Gilded Leafing is as follows. First use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static and absorb any oil from your finger prints. Using the second layer of the flowers on the floral bouquet, stamp in Versamark ink so that the Versamark is not directly over the top of the Poppy Parade stamped image.

Next you will apply the Heat & Stick Powder which will stick to the Versamark ink. Lastly, to activate the Heat & Stick Powder, apply the heat tool until the powder is clear.

Now you will gently lay the Gilded Leafing on top of the areas with the Heat & Stick powder. Press firmly.

Holding the card piece over the container of Gilded Leafing, gently rub off the areas that are not stuck to the Heat & Stick powder. You may also use a soft paint brush or sponge to accomplish this. How beautiful and shiny!

Tear & Tape Technique for Applying Gilded Leafing

The second way to apply the Gilded Leafing is to use the Tear & Tape Adhesive. This is a very strong double stick tape that is very easy to tear off.

First you will apply the Tear & Tape around the edge of the front of the Poppy Parade card base as shown. Press firmly to ensure that the adhesive is adhered.

The best way to remove the protective layer is with the Take Your Pick tool. Slide the pick side under the protective layer and lift. Now you can pull the protective layer off easily.

Gently lay pieces of the Gilded Leafing on top of the Tear & Tape and press firmly until you have the edges covered.

Gently remove the excess Gilded Leafing. Pretty messy! Is this more messy than glitter?

Putting It All Together

To start putting the card together, adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Fine Art Floral DSP to the front of the Gilded Poppy Parade card base.

Next apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped floral bouquet. Adhere the card piece to the left side of the card front.

To finish up, trim the sentiment to about 3 inches and cut a banner end.

Apply the sentiment to the card front using a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right-hand side and adhesive on the left-hand side.

Bling!

Now for the Bling!

The Gilded Gems are the perfect Bling! for this card. Tip: use the Take Your Pick tool to easily transfer the gems to your card.

Viola! What a gorgeous shiny gold card! And you learned 2 ways to apply the new Gilded Leafing!

Thanks so much for visiting my first in my Wacky Wednesday Technique series. Join me each Wednesday for a new technique!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Birthday, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Sale-A-Bration 2021

Stampin’ Up!® Happy Birthday with Happy Thoughts Friday Fun Fold

Hello! I have a wonderful Happy Birthday with Happy Thoughts card for you today for your Friday Fun Fold. The Happy Thoughts stamp set is a great beginner set that is in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. There is a sentiment to put on the front of the card and a longer sentiment for the inside of the card to include: Happy Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, and Thinking of You. A very versatile stamp set!

The gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) is part of the Fine Art Floral Suite and is called-you guessed it- Fine Art Floral DSP. The little ladybug embellishments are from the Dandy Garden Suite, which I will talk more about later. This lovely handmade birthday card is fairly easy to make, so let’s get started!

Measurements

Measurements: Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 8 inches with a score line at 2 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 2 3/8 x 4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches (for the oval die cut); Mossy Meadow CS: 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 1/2 inch and 2 3/4 x 4 inches (for the oval die cut); and the Fine Art Floral DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 4 inches.

Stamping

I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out the 2 stitched ovals, one from the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS and one from the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Mossy Meadow CS. Next, stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” in Mossy Meadow ink onto the Whisper White CS stitched oval. Follow with stamping the inside sentiment in the Mossy Meadow ink onto the 2 3/8 x 4 inch Whisper White CS.

Preparing the Card Base

On the opposite end to the scored end, cut a banner edge. The first cut should be in the center. The second cut is from one corner to the top of the center cut. The third cut is from the other corner to the top of the center cut. Viola! A perfect banner edge every time!

Lay the Mossy Meadow CS card base on the table with the short end on the left. Position the card piece you just cut a banner edge on with the 1/2 inch score line along the right-hand edge of the Fine Art Floral DSP. That will be on the inside of the card base. The Fine Art Floral DSP is just laid down for positioning. Do not adhere the DSP yet. Adhere the 1/2 inch portion of the banner-edged card piece to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base.

Now you may adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Fine Art Floral DSP to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base. Follow by adhering the 2 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Fine Art Floral DSP to the card front. Note: These 2 designs are opposite sides of the same piece of DSP.

Adding the Sentiments

Now you can fold the banner-edged card piece across the card front to see how the card closes. Next you will need to position and adhere the sentiment card piece so that it lies under the banner-edged card piece when the card is closed.

Adhere the “Happy Birthday” Whisper White CS oval to the Mossy Meadow CS oval. In order to give the card some dimension, apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mossy Meadow CS oval.

Finishing Up

To complete the card, adhere the sentiment piece to the card front. Then use Mini Glue Dots to adhere 3 of the Ladybug Trinkets to the card front. Finish the card by adhering a bow, tied with the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim, just under the sentiment.

Viola! You have a wonderful Fun Fold to send someone Birthday Wishes!

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Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Calendar, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Simple stamping, Two-step stamping

Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold

Hello and Happy New Year! The Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold is easy to make with the new Art Gallery stamp set by Stampin’ Up®. The new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog is live! If you need a catalog, please see how to request one at the end of this blog.

The Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold is very simple but does require a little bit of Masking Technique. The little calendar is a tear-off sticky note style and is from Vippies. I have ordered calendars from them for many years.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches scored at 1/2, 3 1/2, 6 1/2 and 7 inches, and 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 2 3/4 x 5 inches; and Brights Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Poppy Parade: 2 3/4 x 4 inches*. (*more on how to get this DSP under the Joining Special that follows this blog). Note: Whisper White has been replaced by Basic White CS.

Two-Step Stamping

The first step is to apply 2 different colors of ink to the bunch of flowers in the Art Gallery stamp set. By using the corner of the ink pad you can apply the Mango Melody ink just to the flowers.

Switch the ink to Old Olive and again use the corner of the ink pad to apply the Old Olive ink just to the stems and leaf.

Use your breath to “Huff” onto the stamp and moisten the ink a little before stamping onto the bottom of the 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.

Return to the Mango Melody ink and stamp the large flower onto the top of the Basic White CS card piece.

The Art Gallery flowers are Two-Step stamps. In this way you can easily add dimension to your flower. Use the Poppy Parade ink on the second layer of the large flower, line up the edges and Viola! you have a more interesting flower!

Similarly, use the second layer for the smaller flowers to apply the Poppy Parade ink over the Mango Melody flowers. The second layer of the smaller flowers does not really line up with the edges as well as the second layer of the larger flower, but it still seems to work well.

In order to make the larger flower even more dimensional, I used the second layer for the small flower inked with Merry Merlot ink and stamped it in the center of the large flower.

Masking

Still using the Merry Merlot ink, ink up the bunch of flowers and stamp onto a full sticky note. Fussy cut the flowers as shown. It works best if you cut on the inside edge of the inked image so that you do not get a white halo when you stamp over it.

Now apply the full sticky note paper over the stamped image of the bunch of flowers. Apply Old Olive ink to the stem and leaves stamp and stamp as shown. Be sure to apply firm pressure and hold the stamp in place for about 10 seconds to allow the ink to transfer completely.

Viola! The flowers just look beautiful!

Putting It Together

Start putting the whole project together by adhering the stamped flower card piece to the 2 3/4 x 5 inch Mango Melody CS.

Lay the Basic White CS base on the table with the single score on top and the double score lines on the bottom. Apply Tear & Tape or some other strong adhesive to the 1/2 inch on top. Next adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Brights DSP to the space between the center score line and the top score line at the bottom.

Now flip the stamped card piece over and place over the DSP so you will know where to place the adhesive. Flip the card piece back and adhere to left side of the front.

To finish the front, adhere the sticky note calendar in place.

Folding the Fun Fold Calendar

To complete the Art Gallery Fun Fold Calendar you will need to fold it in half and flip it over so that the flap with the Tear & Tape adhesive is on top.

Peel the strip off of the Tear & Tape and fold the top of the layer underneath down to adhere it.

You will then need to fold the center fold inward to create the stand for the desk calendar.

Viola! You have a beautiful little Art Gallery Calendar!

Thanks so much for coming by today! I really enjoyed making this calendar, so much so, that I made about 2 dozen! I gave them away with the new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. If you haven’t gotten a catalog, do not already have an awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and live in the USA-please send me a request along with your mailing address to theresastreasures.az@gmail.com, and I will get the catalog and the little desk calendar as a gift out to you.

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, flowers, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Two-step stamping

Art Gallery Simple Stamping Birthday Card

Today is the day the new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live! The Art Gallery stamp set is great for this simple stamping Birthday card. The set is a two-step stamp which allows you to add dimension to your stamped image.

This beautiful simple stamping Birthday card is made with Merry Merlot and Flirty Flamingo ink. The Art Gallery stamp set has a variety of sentiments including: thank you, congratulations, good luck, sorry, best wishes, I miss you, and I’m thinking of you. This is a great stamp set for a beginner stamper since there are lovely images and a variety of sentiments.

Measurements

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Merry Merlot CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and Whisper White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches.

Stamping

Begin with the Merry Merlot ink and stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” as shown onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Whisper White CS. Switch to the Flirty Flamingo ink and stamp the large flower with less detail to the left of the sentiment.

Continuing with the Flirty Flamingo ink, apply ink carefully to the flowers on the bunch of flowers stamp. Try not to get ink on the stem and leaf.

Now carefully apply Old Olive ink to the leaf and then the stem.

Huff onto the stamp to moisten the ink and stamp the image on the right side of the Whisper White CS card piece.

Going back to the Flirty Flamingo ink, apply ink to the flowers. Stamp off the edge of the card piece to fill in the space between the first 2 flower stamps. Leave space under the larger flower for the stem and leaf.

Apply more Flirty Flamingo ink to the bunch of flowers and stamp off the edge above the initial bunch of flowers.

Returning to the Old Olive ink, stamp the leaves and stem under the larger flower.

Here is how the card piece looks at this point. Now we will add some dimension and interest.

Two-Step Stamping

Bringing in the Merry Merlot ink, apply ink to the more detailed large flower. Stamp off before stamping onto the card piece. The image is meant to be a little off but there are some landmarks that match up. It doesn’t need to be precise as it is supposed to show a watercolor effect.

Sticking with the Merry Merlot ink, apply ink to the smaller detailed flower and stamp once in the center of the large flower. Follow by stamping on top of each of the smaller flower images. It is interesting to see how this makes the card piece more interesting to look at.

Putting the Card Together

To finish the card, adhere the stamped card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS, then to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.

Viola! That is all there is to this card! You could make a bunch of these with different colors and different sentiments. I like to have cards on hand to cover any occasion so I don’t have to rush to make one when a situation arises. The Art Gallery sentiments would make a great collection of all occasion cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by. My plan over the next few months is to post a simple stamping card every Tuesday and continue to post a Fun Fold Card on Fridays. I would like to add another post on Wednesday. Do you have a preference for what I should post? Let me know what you would like by commenting below. Thanks in advance for you suggestions.

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks

Kylie’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery- January 2021-Stampin’ Up!®-Art Gallery

Thank you for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures today. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! My thank you card with the Art Gallery stamp set was such fun to make! I hope you enjoy it. Please remember to visit the Highlights Gallery and vote for me! Thank you!

For today’s lovely thank you card I used the Art Gallery stamp set that is in the new 2021 January-June Mini Catalog. This is a two-step stamp which allows you to stamp the image in two colors to add dimension. Lots of fun!

The background is embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The Square Vellum Doilies are also found in the Annual Catalog.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Click on the button below to vote for my card and see all of the thank you cards in the International Blog Highlight Gallery.

Have a wonderful start on the New Year!

Theresa