Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Avid Stamper, Blender Pen, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Masking Technique, Nature

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- May 2022- Stampin’ Up!® Natures Prints

Today I am excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! The theme for the Gallery is “Thank You”.

The stamp set I am using today is a new one in the 2022-23 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog which you can now order from! Nature’s Prints stamp set comes with a coordinating Natural Prints Dies. When you order the two together as the Nature’s Prints Bundle you save 10%!

I used the Masking Technique combined with the Blending Brushes Technique in making this fun card!

Supplies and Measurements

  • Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Ink: Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow and Orchid Oasis.
  • Linen Thread
  • Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • 2021-23 In Color Opal Rounds
  • Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper #155480 found on page 149 in the 2022-23 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog
  • Blending Brushes #153611 page 129

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Secure the card piece to your work space using Painters Tape over the Masking Paper.
  3. Use a Blending Brush with the Daffodil Delight Ink to make a subtle circle of color.
  4. 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.
  5. Use the Orchid Oasis Ink to stamp the flowers. Use a Blender Pen to add color to the petals on the flowers.
  6. Stamp the smaller sprig in Parakeet Party Ink for the background.
  7. Use the Mossy Meadow Ink with the fern stamp to stamp along the bottom. Some of the fern are Stamped Off.
  8. Let dry then carefully remove the Masking Paper.
  9. Use the Mossy Meadow Ink to stamp the sentiment on the top left.
  10. Wrap the Linen Thread around the bottom of the card piece three times and then tie in a bow.
  11. Adhere the card piece to the front of the Very Vanilla CS card base.
  12. Add the Brushed Brass Butterflies as desired.
  13. Add the Pale Papaya Opal Rounds to the center of the flowers.
  14. Voila! That is it!

Please click on the button below to go to the International Blog Highlights Gallery and see everyone’s projects from around the world. You may vote for my card by clicking on the small heart icon in the upper right hand corner of the photo of my card. Thanks in advance!

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Thanks again!

Theresa

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Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Masking Technique

Kylie Bertucci’s Top 10 International Blog Highlight Winners- Stampin Up!® Tulip Fields Thank You Card

I am so excited and thankful to be part of the Top 10 Winners Hop from Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight! Thank you to everyone who voted for my card from December’s International Blog Highlight, allowing me an opportunity to post on the Winners Hop. Ten fabulous demonstrators from around the world will be posting today! The theme for the card today is “Thank you”.

The “Thank You” sentiment I used is one of my favorite fonts. It is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.

I used the Masking Technique to get the thin rows of tulips in different colors. I also masked the windmill. The Blending Brushes take a while to get used to. I am just now feeling that the sky turned out the way I like it.

I used the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker to make the clouds appear more fluffy. The windmill was colored with Stampin’ Write Markers in Gray Granite, Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! Please visit all the rest of the Winners Blog Highlights!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Gratitude/ Thanks, Snowflakes

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- December 2021- Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Wishes Thank You card

Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. It is so important to thank those who inspire us. Those who help us out. Those who have our back.

On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my Snowflake Wishes Thank You card and take the time to see everyone else’s inspiring creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button at the end of this blog.

The Thank You sentiment if from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. All of the stamped snowflakes are from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set. The Stampin’ Up! color is Pacific Point. I ended up with several packages of the Wonderful Snowflakes, so I really wanted to make a card with them.

Using the Blending Brushes

To create the background I used the Blending Brush with Pacific Point Ink on Basic White Card Stock (CS). A few tips:

  1. Gently swirl the Blending Brush on the ink pad in a circular motion.
  2. Touch your scrap paper before blending the color onto your Basic White CS.
  3. Move the Blending Brush in a circular motion with light pressure, then medium pressure as the color leaves the brush.
  4. Go slow to keep the color blending on smoothly. You will need many layers.
  5. The Blending Brushes do take some practice. My goal is to eventually have a very smooth transition of color.

The Wonderful Snowflakes are super fun! When the light hits just right you see a rainbow!

I added lots of the Rhinestone Basic Jewels for sparkle! Voila! Such a pleasant Thank You card to send off!

Please vote for my card when you visit the Gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button below. Thank you!

Ciao!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, Avid Stamper, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Emboss Powder, Religious, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Angels of Peace Christmas Card

Today’s card is the Stampin’ Up!® Angels of Peace Christmas Card for Day 3 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge”!

Peace on Earth! I would really like to see more of that. As I said above, I am on Day 3 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. I will be blogging a new holiday card each day 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 Catalog and order it in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!

Disclaimer: This is a somewhat advanced card as there are several steps before you can put the card together. I used the Silver Emboss Powder, the Blending Brushes, Watercolor Pencils, the Wink of Stella, and the Metallic Mesh Ribbon in creating this fabulous card! I went through many different versions of this card before deciding on the final one.

This card will be submitted to The Paper Players PP569 Sketch Challenge.

Here is what you need to emboss: Silver Emboss Powder-Metallics, Versamark and the Heat Tool.

Measurements

  • Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 3 x 5 inches and a 3/8 x 3 7/8 inch strip.
  • Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper (DSP): one 1 7/8 x 12 inch piece of the trees and night sky design. First cut a 5 1/8 inch piece with the tree on it. Then cut the remaining DSP into a 5 inch piece. Cut that piece at 2 1/2 inches to make two small rectangles. Trim 1/8 inch off the length on each piece. You will also need a 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch piece of the night sky.
  • Disregard the white and silver design as I ended up not using it in the final version.
  • Silver Foil: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

Stamping

Start out by making the sentiment. Use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the “Peace on Earth” only. Stamp onto the 3/8 x 3 7/8 inch Basic White CS. Set aside.

Blending with the Blending Brushes

Use medium pressure as you put the Blending Brush to the Pacific Point Ink Pad. Move in small circles until you have some ink on the Blending Brush. Practice on a scrap piece of paper, moving the Blending Brush in circles. Try different amounts of pressure. Learn which pressure is needed to lightly apply the color to the paper. Blend the Pacific Point Ink onto the top and right side of one of the night sky pieces. Next, blend the ink onto the bottom and right side of the other night sky piece.

Apply the Pacific Point Ink to the top and left side of the tree piece. Blend ink onto the ends of the 1/2 x 3 7/8 inch night sky piece.

Here is how the Peaceful Place DSP pieces will fit together when they are adhered to the Silver Foil. The strip will be used on the inside of the card.

More Stamping

Create the inside of the card by stamping in Memento ink the sentiment “Blessings to you and yours this season and in the coming year” onto the inside of the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS card base. Stamp the snowflakes in Pacific Point ink. Adhere the 3/8 x 3 7/8 inch night sky piece to the bottom of the inside panel.

Heat Embossing the Angel

Steps for Heat Embossing:

  1. Apply an Anti-Static powder to the 3 x 5 inch Basic White CS.
  2. Use Versamark to stamp the angel onto the CS.
  3. Sprinkle the Silver Emboss Powder over the Versamark until it sticks to it evenly.
  4. Tap the paper to remove the Emboss Powder that is not stuck to the Versamark TIP: If you see some Silver Emboss Powder stuck in a place where it should not be, you can use the tip of a fine tip paint brush to remove the powder before heating.
  5. Heat the Heat Tool for about 10 seconds, then wave the heat over the Silver Emboss Powder until it is all melted. Let it cool.

Coloring the Angel

To create the angel the same way I did, you will need the Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil. First apply an even but light layer on the dress. Then darken certain areas to make shadows. I am not great at the shadows. Just do what seems right for you. The hair is a light layer of the Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil. The face and hand are done in a very light layer of Calypso Coral. I did color the wings and the dove, but later wished I had left it alone. To finish the angel, use the Wink of Stella on the dress and wings.

Assembling the Card

Begin by adhering the Peaceful Place DSP pieces to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Silver Foil as shown. Next tie a bow with the 1 1/2 inch metallic Mesh Ribbon leaving long tails. Use glue dots to adhere to the card front. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the angel. Wrap the tails of the bow around her. Finish by adhering the sentiment.

Complete the card by adhering the Silver Foil panel to the front of the Basic White CS card base. Take care to know which panel has the inside sentiment on it so you adhere the Silver Foil to the correct side.

Add some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sky. Voila! You have made a beautiful, shining angel Christmas card.

Thanks for joining me for Day 3 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge”. I have a great 3D card for tomorrow!

Happy crafting!

Theresa