Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Aqua Painters, Coloring Techniques, Gratitude/ Thanks, Outdoors, Techniques, Watercolor Techniques

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® International Blog Highlights Program Blog Hop- March 2021-Thank You with Dragonfly Garden

Welcome to 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 folks from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to see everyone else’s creations.

I used a Watercolor Technique that I recently made up to create a serene background for the dragonfly. The dragonfly is from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, There is a Dragonflies Punch also! The sentiment, which I love, is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. All of these products and more can be viewed in the 2021 January to June Stampin’ Up!® Catalog HERE and purchased HERE.

Watercolor Technique

To create this watercolor you will need some of the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper on page 153 in the Annual Catalog and the Water Painters set on page 147. Apply a fair amount of water on the Watercolor paper where you would like the horizon to be.

Draw a line through the water with light pressure using a Stampin’ Write Marker. Here I used the Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker. Using the Water Painter, move some of the ink upward as a tree line.

Be sure the area is still quite wet and run the Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker in a straight line under the Shaded Spruce line. Again use the Water Painter to spread the color downward to form a lake. I did use a little of the Pacific Point color above the Shaded Spruce color to create a sky.

Apply more water and draw another line of Shaded Spruce. Spread with the Water Painter to make the trees a little darker. Repeat using the Pacific Point and spread downward to darken the lake.

I used the smaller Water Painter to color the dragonfly’s wings with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink before using the Dragonflies Punch to punch it out.

I made a thinner version of the watercolor for the inside of the card.

Viola! That is all there is to it!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please click on the button below to go to the gallery and vote for my card. I would really appreciate your support.

I hope you all have a very creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, flowers, Friendship, Love/Affection, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom Baby Wipe Technique

Hello! Today I have an oldie but a goodie for you! Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom stamp set is great for the Baby Wipe Technique. This is a messy, but fun technique. This reminds me of tie-dyed t-shirts!

For today’s Baby Wipe Technique we will be using: Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape and Pacific Point Stampin’ Ink Refills.

Measurements

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

Preparing the Baby Wipe

You will need a Standard Stamp Case. Place 2 Baby Wipes folded in half, so there are 4 layers, into the stamp case.

The colors of Stampin’ Ink Refills: Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness, Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green.

I started with the Pacific Point ink. Add drops of each color until the Baby Wipe is covered with ink.

Stamping

The Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom stamp set is ideal for this technique because the stamps are solid.

Lay the stamps on the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS as desired.

Pick up all of the stamps with the E Clear Block. Lay the stamps on the Baby Wipes. Let this stamps absorb the ink for about 10 seconds. You may tap the stamps on the ink a little, but too much will make the colors all muddy.

Let the stamps on the block lay on the # 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS for about 10 seconds to allow the paper to absorb the ink.

Remove the stamp and Viola! you have a unique and beautiful card ready to go!

Putting It All Together

Adhere the stamped card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. You may also choose to use any of the other colors of ink to use for the background CS.

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold in the Basic White CS card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Then adhere the stamped card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Viola! You have a beautiful and unique card to let someone know how amazing they are!

Thank you for stopping by for this technique today! I hope you will try it. It is lots of fun!

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Have a most wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in beginner stamper, Bleach Technique, Butterfly, Gratitude/ Thanks, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop with Kylie & Bruno Bertucci Demonstrator Training Program

Hello and Welcome to my blog for the Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop. This blog hop is put on by Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program. The Program includes Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. You are on Theresa’s Treasures blog written by Theresa McEntee in Arizona in the USA. I hope you will visit all of the wonderful projects offered by following to the next person on the list at the end of this blog. You will be amazed at all the inspiration that awaits you!

This gorgeous butterfly Thank You card is made using the Bleach Technique. I just love how different colors come out after some color is bleached. For this card I used Pretty Peacock Card Stock (CS) and the bleached images appear to be Granny Apple Green!

Preparing the Bleach

The most important part of the Bleaching Technique is to have a good bleach “ink” pad. I used 4 layers of an absorbent paper towel in a Standard Stamp Case and soaked the paper towels with straight household bleach.

Measurements

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Granny Apple Green CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Pretty Peacock CS: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches; and Very Vanilla CS: 1 inch strip.

Stampin with Bleach

Let the stamp sit in the bleach-soaked paper towel for about 10 seconds. Then pat the stamp on that paper towel a few times then place it on the 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inch Pretty Peacock CS. Leave it sit for about 5 minutes to ensure that the bleach will soak into the paper. If you have too much bleach, let it sit for a shorter period of time.

See the magic when you remove the stamp!

Stamping

I used the “Thank You” sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and stamped it in Pretty Peacock ink onto the 1 inch Very Vanilla CS strip.

Assemble the Card

Begin to assemble the card by adhering the bleached card piece to the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Granny Apple Green CS. Next adhere that piece to the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Very Vanilla CS card base.

Add the “Thank You” sentiment to the card front.

Viola! That’s all there is to it.

Note: it is only recommended that you use the Bleach Technique on the red rubber stamps, not on the Photopolymer stamps. Be sure to rinse the stamp with a copious amount of water to remove any residual bleach.

Try the Bleach Technique with any of the colors of cardstock and be surprised by the color that comes up after bleaching the paper.

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Have a wonderful and beautiful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Butterfly, flowers, Nature, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Techniques

Wacky Wednesday Ghost Stamping Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday where I explore different techniques for card making. Today I am showing the Ghost Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!® I recently learned this technique from Frenchie Martin. It is a bit messy, but a lot of fun!

The Flower And Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) used for this card is FREE during Sale-a-bration, but only for 6 more days! I will have more information about Sale-a-bration at the end of the instructions.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and 1 x 4 inches (not shown); Flower & Field DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 x 4 inches (the Basic White CS piece pictured here is larger than what you need as I changed the card while I was photographing it).

Stamping

The only stamping outside of the Ghost Stamping Technique is the sentiment. Use Memento Black ink to stamp the “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings onto the 1 x 4 inch Basic White CS strip.

Ghost Stamping Technique

Clear Embossing

The first step is to prepare the stamps. I selected 3 of the In Bloom flowers and positioned them in the right-hand corner. I used a D size acrylic block to pick up all three stamps.

The second step is to use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static so that the embossing powder only sticks where you want it to. Stamp the trio of flowers in Versamark onto the Flower & Field DSP in the right lower corner. Note: Stampin’ Up! no longer sells the Embossing Buddy but it is available from most online craft stores.

The third step is to apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the Versamark. Tip: For ease I have poured a few of the little containers of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder into a plastic container.

Next use the Heat Tool to melt the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Be sure to melt the entire image. When you hold it in the light, the entire image should be shiny. If it is dull, apply more heat.

In a similar manner, stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Wishes onto the Flower & Field DSP and apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Use the Heat Tool again to melt the butterfly image.

Appling the Memento Ink

For the next step, ensure that your Memento ink is well inked. Use a scrap paper under your card piece. Drag the Memento Black ink pad over the top of the Flower & Field DSP and the images stamped in the Versamark and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. You may need to go over it several times to get it dark enough. I like that there is a vague pattern from the Flowers & Field DSP showing through the Memento Black ink.

Use a dry Baby Wipe to rub off the black ink that is on the clear embossed images.

Viola! That is Ghost Stamping!

Putting the Card Together

Prepare the sentiment by using the Classic Label Punch to first punch out the “Happy Day” stamped on the Basic White CS. I punched the sentiment out so it was closer the right end. Punch out a label from the 1 x 4 inch Flirty Flamingo CS.

Next adhere the sentiment to the Flirty Flamingo CS Classic Label with a little of the Flirty Flamingo CS showing on the right end. Trim the sentiment card piece with your Paper Snips.

To assemble the card, first adhere the Ghost Stamping card piece to the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Flirty Flamingo CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS. Next adhere the Flirty Flamingo/Ghost Stamping card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Finish the card by adhering the sentiment as shown.

Viola! You have a very unique card to wish someone a Happy Day!

Thanks so much for your visit today. I hope you will give this technique a try.

Sale-a-bration will be ending in 6 days! Remember that for every $50 you order from the 2021 January-June Catalog or the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, you may choose FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. I will have a PDF to download for each of these below. The Flower & Field DSP used for today’s card is a FREE product from the brochure. Get you order in soon so that you do not miss out!

Thank you to all of you who place an order. If you order in the next 6 days, I will send you a FREE package of Rhinestones.

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I hope you have a great day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Nature, Techniques, Watercolor Techniques

Watercoloring with Garden Wishes by Stampin’ Up!®

I have a really fun way to watercolor to demonstrate to you today. The stamp set is Garden Wishes and it is part of the Dandy Garden Suite in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up!® mini catalog. Just a reminder that there are less than 2 weeks before the end of Sale-a-bration. More on that at the end of this blog.

This gorgeous watercolor with Garden Wishes is really very easy. You’ll be surprised!

Measurements:

Measurements: Shimmery White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Granny Apple Green CS: 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; Daffodil Delight CS: 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches; and Shimmery White CS: 1 x 2 inches and 2 1$ x 5 inches.

Watercoloring:

To begin the watercoloring process you will need a clear block. I used the H block. The next step is to apply an even coating of the Daffodil Delight ink by tapping the ink pad onto the clear block. Switch to the Granny Apple Green ink and apply ink to the bottom of the block. Overlap the Daffodil Delight ink a little.

For this step you will need a small spray bottle with a fine misty spray. I have used the spray bottles that my eyeglass cleaner comes in. Spray a fair amount evenly over the ink on the block.

This is the fun part. Flip the block over and center it onto the 2 x 5 inch Shimmery White CS. Press down and watch the color move around. Hold the pressure.

You will need to let the block stay in place for about 10 minutes. I use my heavy tape dispenser to hold the pressure for me.

After the 10 minutes has passed, lift up the clear block. If there are any puddles, dab with a paper towel. Next you will need to let the watercolor dry completely before stamping on it. I am a little impatient, so I used my Heat Tool to help it dry more quickly.

Stamping:

For the stamping, you will use the Memento ink. You may also try Stazon if you wish. I feel that the Stazon is not quite as dark and is more messy to clean up. Either will work well. Stamp the trio of dandelions over your watercolor. Leave the stamp in place for 10 seconds or so to allow the ink to transfer onto the paper. Also, stamp the sentiment “Wishing YOU ALL THE BEST” onto the 1 x 2 inch Shimmery White CS.

Putting It All Together:

Begin to assemble the card pieces by adhering the dandelion card piece to the 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch Granny Apple Green CS. Next you will adhere the sentiment to the 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 inch Daffodil Delight CS.

Assemble the front of the card by adhering the dandelion card piece to the right-hand side of the front of the Shimmery White CS card base.

Finish up the assembly using Stampin Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the left-hand side of the front.

Bling!:

I love Bling! To make this watercolor card extra special I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems with my Take Your Pick tool.

Viola! You have a gorgeous watercolor card that was easy and fun to make!

Do not miss out on Sale-a-bration! You only have until February 28, 2021, 2 weeks away, to make an order and be able to choose FREE product! Please order soon so you are not disappointed.

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Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Friendship, Gilded Leafing, Heart, Love/Affection, Sponging technique, Techniques, Valentine, Valentine's Day

Gilded Leafing Embellishment- More Techniques for Wacky Wednesday

Stampin’ Up!® Gilded Leafing Embellishment is so fun to use! I introduced the Gilded Leafing last Wednesday and showed a couple of ways to use it. Today I want to expand upon that blog by showing you a few more techniques for using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment.

This card is made using the Meant To Be and Heart to Heart stamp sets which are in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. The Heart Punch Pack is also in the Annual Catalog.

Measurements

Measurements: Merry Merlot Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Merry Merlot CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and Gold Foil Sheets: 1 x 5 inches.

You will also need 3 of the scalloped hearts from the Heart Punch Pack in Merry Merlot.

Additional products and supplies needed include: Versamark ink, a microfiber cloth, a quarter of a Stamping Sponge, a stiff paint brush, a spoon, and the Heat & Stick Powder .

And of course you will need the star of the show- the Gilded Leafing. I have gathered some tips from other demonstrators. One tip is to open the jar and put the Gilded Leafing in a larger container. I just used a container from the dollar store that is about 1/2 of a shoe box in size.

Gilded Leafing with Stamping

The first technique is going to be to use a stamp and the Heat & Stick powder to apply the Gilded Leafing. Stamp the sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day” in Versamark. Use a spoon to sprinkle some of the Heat & Stick Powder over the sentiment. Shake off the excess. Tip: The size of the font on the sentiment cannot be too thin or much smaller than what I have used.

The next step is to use the Heat Tool to make the Heat & Stick Powder melt. When the white powder melts it turns dark.

Now you can put the heart face down into the Gilded Leafing. Press down slightly. When you pull it out it will have a lot of Gilded Leafing stuck to it.

I brushed of the large pieces with my fingers. (Now my finger tips are gold!) I followed that up with gentle strokes over the sentiment using the Stamping Sponge. Finally I used the microfiber cloth to remove all of the excess Gilded Leafing.

One more piece that requires stamping to apply the Gilded Leafing is the background. The small heart is from the Heart to Heart stamp set. Stamp the heart in Versamark onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS. Now apply the Heat & Stick power and use the Heat Tool.

Again place the CS with the sticky side face down into the Gilded Leafing and press slightly. Next remove the excess with your fingers, then a Stamping Sponge and finally the microfiber cloth.

Sponging and Gilded Leafing

This is a fun technique which will apply the Gilded Leafing to the edge of the heart. The first step is to apply the Versamark by Sponging it onto the edge. Gently flick the sponge over the edge of the heart. Tip: I cut up the Stamping Sponges until I get a wedge that is an eighth of the sponge. I label the sponge with a square of CS stapled to the top of the sponge wedge.

In order to apply the Gilded Leafing, you will be repeating the procedure described above for the stamping. First you apply the Heat & Stick Powder and use the Heat Tool to melt it. Then you place the heart face down in the Gilded Leafing. Lastly, remove the excess Gilded Leafing with the Stamping Sponge then the microfiber cloth. Now you have a really pretty border around the CS heart.

Gilded Leafing with the Versamark Pad

This time I used the pad of the Versamark to apply a layer of Versamark evenly over the whole heart.

I repeated the procedure above, namely, apply the Heat & Stick Powder, melt it with the Heat Tool, place face down in the container of Gilded Leafing, and remove the excess. Here is the final result! Now I have even more Gilded Leafing on my fingers and everywhere else! Not quite as bad as glitter though.

In summary, now you have a heart with the Gilded Leafing applied with a stamp, one with sponging and one using the whole pad of Versamark.

Putting It All Together

The first step in putting the card together is to adhere the Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the Merry Merlot CS card base. Next adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS to the front of the Merry Merlot CS card base. Use your Paper Snips to cut the banner end on the 1 x 5 inch strip of Gold Foil. Now apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Gold Foil card piece and adhere it to the card front. The final step is to arrange the hearts as you like and adhere them to the Gold Foil. This is one version I came up with.

Here is the second version that has the Gold Foil strip on a diagonal and the hearts arranged in a cluster.

Viola! You have learned 3 more techniques to use with the Gilded Leafing and have versions of the card to try!

Thanks for coming by today. I hope you are able to experiment with the Gilded Leafing Embellishment soon. If you figure out any new ways to use the Gilded Leafing, please let me know in the comments.

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I hope you have a wonderful day!

Theresa