Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! My thank you cards are made with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different thank you cards from around the world!
The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers which I will be sending to anyone who orders during the month of April.
I am so in love with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, and I just can’t get enough of coloring the beautiful butterflies with the Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers. Magenta Madness is the main color for this card because it is just so bright and happy!
I made this card extra sparkly with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the butterflies and the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the background.
The best way to stamp the larger Butterfly Brilliance stamp is with the Stamparatus. That way I am sure to get a nice, even and dark image every time. The large one piece die makes cutting out the individual butterflies such a breeze!
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Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! My thank you cards are made with the Free As A Bird stamp set. Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different thank you cards from around the world!
I belong to 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. I am a Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you are not already an awesome Demonstrator, or do not have an awesome Demonstrator and live in the USA, I would love to be your most awesome Demonstrator! I really appreciate your support.
The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers which I will be sending to anyone who orders during the month of March.
I am looking forward to Spring with the flowers blooming and the birds singing. So much so that I was inspired to make this card. The Free As A Bird stamp set is perfect!
I colored the birds with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. The flowers are Magenta Madness. The leaves are colored in Granny Apple Green to match the background Designer Series Paper(DSP) from the Artistry Blooms DSP. The “Thanks” sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. The sentiment is embossed in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder with Memento ink on an oval of Vellum Card Stock.
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Welcome to Wacky Wednesday Techniques! Today I am using the Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Brilliance and Masking Technique. I will be using the Stamparatus and if you do not know what one is, I will show you how the Stamparatus makes stamping a large image very easy.
This gorgeous card is really easy to create. In addition to the Masking Technique, I also used the Tear and Tape with the Gilded Leafing Embellishment which is such an easy way to add a lot of sparkle!
Measurements: Mango Melody Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 6 x 6 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured).
The Stamparatus is a stamp positioner tool which helps you stamp perfect crisp, dark images every time. The Stamparatus comes with 2 magnets which I have wrapped in Duct Tape to make it easier to pick them up off of the plate. The dark foam mat is to use with the Photopolymer Stamps. The Stamparatus also comes with 2 hinged plates. You may purchase yours HERE.
Stamping with the Stamparatus and the Masking Technique
To begin making this card, adhere some removable sticky note tape in a diagonal across the 6 x 6 inch Basic White CS. Place the Basic White CS on the Stamparatus as shown. Leave a little border around the paper.
Lay the Butterfly Brilliance stamp onto the paper where you want it. Close the hinged plate and press firmly so that the stamp will stick to it.
Open up the hinged plate. Apply the Memento Black ink using a stamp case underneath to help stabilize the opened plate. Close and press firmly all around. This stamp is lighter that I would like, so all I need to do is re-ink the stamp and close the hinge again. It keeps the stamp in perfect alignment.
When the butterflies are stamped dark enough, remove the 6 x 6 Basic White CS and peel the sticky note tape off.
I had started to color in the butterflies but realized I should stamp the sentiment first, in case it did not turn out right. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink.
Now use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the butterflies. These markers are great because they blend together and leave a nicely colored image without any lines where layers overlap. The colors I used are : So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Dark Pumpkin Pie.
Gilded Leafing Embellishment Technique
Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the sides of the sentiment. This is where the Gilded Leafing will stick.
I store my Gilded Leafing in a box about 1/2 the size of a shoe box. I just lay the card on the Gilded Leafing and press down a little.
When you pull it out of the box there will be a lot of Gilded Leafing on the card piece. Just brush it away and then use a Stampin’ Sponge to get all of the small pieces of the Leafing away.
Adhere the stamped and Gilded Butterfly Brilliance card piece to the front of the Mango Melody CS card base. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS to the inside of the card base.
Viola! You have a beautiful birthday card to send off to some one special. And you learned 2 Techniques!
Welcome to the Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder Fun Fold for Friday! This is an adorable and fun card to wish Happy Birthday to someone young at heart. The Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder stamp set is found in the 2021 January to June Mini Catalog on page 53. You can buy one for yourself right HERE.
This cute Fun Fold opens up to reveal a tall tree with a family of animals ready to say “Hip-Hip-Hoo-Ray!”
Measurements: One piece of 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White Card Stock (CS) with score lines at 2, 3 3/4, 7 1/4 and 9 inches.
Folding the Fun Fold
Fold the Basic White CS card base as shown.
The first step is to stamp the bottom of the tree in Memento ink so that the top of the stamp abuts the 9 inch score line and is in the center.
Fold the card closed and use a pencil to mark where the borders of the tree trunk are. This is to help guide you where to stamp the top of the tree so that when the Fun Fold is closed the tree trunks are aligned.
The next step is to fold the card part way and make a pencil mark at the border of the tree trunk. Use these pencil marks when you stamp the large image of the tree trunk with all the animals to help keep the trunk aligned. There will be some space between the top of the trunk with the animals and the tree top trunk.
Masking. To be able to fill in the tree trunk you will need a sticky note to cover the grass on the tree trunk bottom. Use the Memento ink upside down to ink up the trunk. Then remove the sticky note before you stamp.
You will need to stamp the masked bottom trunk twice to fill in the space.
Use your Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to fill in the spaces between the stamped trunks. Mine is a tad bit off, but little “errors” like that is what makes this card a homemade card!
Continue to use the Memento ink to stamp the pole as if the squirrel were holding it. Add the “HIP-HIP-HOO-RAY!” banner.
To finish up, stamp the sentiments “happy birthday” and “from all of us” onto the bottom of the card.
Let the Memento ink dry well. Use your bone folder to make the folds nice a crisp. This is what the front should look like when the card is closed.
I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the tree and animals. The colors I used were: Granny Apply Green, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight.
This is what it looks like on the front after coloring.
In order to keep the card closed until that special someone opens it, I used a 16-inch piece of the Bumblebee In Color Ribbon. The ribbon is adhered to the back of the card with a glue dot.
Viola! Now you have an adorable Fun Fold to wish someone a very Happy Birthday!
Confession: I had to stamp this card several times before getting it right. Several times I dropped the stamp on the card and once I forgot to remove the stick-not mask before stamping. Point is-don’t give up, keep trying and you will have a really cool card!
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The Butterfly Bouquet is on sale now! This is an awesome set that features lots of butterflies! The Butterfly Brilliance stamp is one large stamp and the coordinating Brilliant Wings Die cuts out all of the butterflies in one go! The Brilliant Wings Die also cuts out a set of butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper! Buy your Butterfly Bouquet HERE today! If you want to see a bunch of cards made with the Butterfly Bouquet check out this Blog Hop.
I am starting to participate in a new challenge with The Paper Players which you can visit by clicking HERE to see all of the entries. The challenge for this week is “Clean and Simple”. This means there are minimal layers, little to no embellishments and lots of white space.
This cute little kitty is in the Stampin’ Up!® Pampered Pets stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Basic Black to color the image. The sentiment is from the Zoo Globe stamp set.
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; Flirty Flamingo CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic Gray CS: 1 x 5 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 5/8 x 5 inches.
I believe it is very important to let your children know that you are proud of them from time to time. Fortunately I have four beautiful children who I am very proud of. This card will be mailed to my lovely daughter, who is not only working full time and but is also taking four courses at the local community college. I am very proud of all of her accomplishments.
The Simply Succulents stamp set has outlines for succulents which give you the potential to use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to create life-like succulents. The technique for today is blending the Blends.
The Simply Succulents also has some great sentiments. Today’s card will be a note of gratitude.
I started this project by doing a Google search of images of real succulents. I used those images as models for my coloring.
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, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches.
To start out, use the Memento Black ink to stamp the two smaller succulents onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Note: When using alcohol markers, you will need to use Memento ink, or another dye ink, so that when you are coloring with the alcohol marker, the outline will not bleed into the surrounding paper.
To continue to stamp all of the card pieces, turn the largest succulent stamp upside down, and apply the ink to it. Stamp onto the 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Be sure to move the stamp block straight down onto the paper and then straight up to get the best image. I often will use two hands to be sure to stamp this way.
Begin the front panel of the card by stamping the pot slightly to the right of center in Memento Black ink.
Now we will create the inside of the card. First stamp the sentiment “You make the ordinary extraordinary” in the center. In order to make the inside more interesting, stamp the larger succulent stamp off on the right-hand side. Follow up with the small succulent in the lower left-hand corner.
Technique: Coloring with Stampin’ Blends
Begin coloring the smaller succulents with the Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker. The darker portion of the succulent leaf will be down in the center of the plant. I use a very light touch because the ink flows out onto the paper very easily. Color a bit away from the edges until you have a feel for how the ink is flowing. I usually use the brush tip for larger spaces, and the smaller tip for shading. Complete the coloring using the Light Just Jade Stampin’ Blend. Go over the darker part a bit to blend the colors together.
In coloring the smaller succulent, I wanted it to have a purplish hue. I started with the Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. Next I used the Dark Just Jade on the tips and the Light Just Jade over the top of the Highland Heather. Set this aside for now.
Creating a Cylinder
I am not an artist by any means, but I will show you how I colored the pot to make it look cylindrical. First use the small tip of the Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend to color the outer edges. Then fill it in a little more with the Light Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend. To keep the center light, color the rest of the pot with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend. In order to blend all the colors, I went over all the layers with the Ivory in a back and forth motion across the pot.
Inside of the card
To get a little more practice before tackling the largest image, I colored the inside. On the right-hand side, I started with the light version of Just Jade, Balmy Blue, So Saffron and Highland Heather for the base. I then used the Dark Just Jade over the Light Just Jade to darken the tips of the succulents. I used the Light Daffodil Delight on the tips of the So Saffron succulent. For the Balmy Blue succulent, I carefully filled in the body of the leaf with the Light Just Jade, leaving the tips Balmy Blue. I then added a little of the Dark Just Jade at the base of each leaf. I did the same with the Light Just Jade over the Light Highland Heather. The two succulents on the left are colored in a similar fashion as the previous two small succulents.
The Card Front
Now let’s tackle the large succulent image. I started with the Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend, then darken the tips with the Light Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend.
Next I colored the central succulent first with Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend, then went over it with the Light Just Jade, leaving the tips blue. I think it works best if you color each leaf individually.
To continue coloring, I used the Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blend for the tips of the succulent at the top, then added the Light Just Jade Stampin’ Blend to the body of the leaf.
In a similar way, I colored the succulent on the left-hand side.
Finally, the hanging succulent was first colored with the Light Highland Heather. Leaving the tips purple, I added the Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blend to the body of each leaf.
For a final touch, I added a little Dark Just Jade to the central succulent to give it a bit more depth.
Putting It All Together
The next step is to Fussy Cut all of the succulents for the front of the card.
Begin by adhering the inside of the card to the inside of the Just Jade CS card base. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line.
Next adhere the card piece with the pot onto the front of the Just Jade CS card base. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the large bunch of succulents over the pot.
Oops! I forgot to stamp the “Thanks” sentiment on the front of the card! Carefully use the Memento Black ink and stamp the sentiment in the upper left-hand corner.
To finish the front of the card, add the two smaller succulent plants next to the pot. These are adhered flat to the card front.
Viola! You have a gorgeous and colorful arrangement of succulents!
If you haven’t really felt like your succulents look as good as you would like, practice. It does take time to get used to the Blends, how the ink flows onto the paper and how the colors blend together.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope I was able to give you some ideas. If you come up with a great tip, please leave me a comment. I always have my eyes open to a new way to make the succulents look even more life-like.
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 folks from all over the world! I hope you enjoy it.
For today’s card I am using the Hey Birthday Chick and Hey Chick stamp sets by Stampin’ Up! which will be released on February 2, 2021.
This is such a fun card to make. I am using the Buffalo Check stamp with Poppy Parade ink for the background. The letters for the “THANKS” are from the Playful Alphabet Dies.
The tower of chickens is created by using the Stamparatus. A mask is used to remove the birthday hat from the little chick at the top. I colored the chickens with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in: Poppy Parade, Cinnamon Cider, Ivory, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.
The chicken wire embellishment is from a die in the Chicks Dies and is cut out with the Silver Foil Sheet.
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Hello! Stampin’ Up!® will release Hey Birthday Chick on February 2, 2021! This set is so adorable and fun to use to create cards made to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
The Fun Fold for today is wonderful to help showcase the images and sentiments in the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set! Don’t worry. It really isn’t as complicated as it looks, especially if you try it more than once.
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card bases: 4 x 9 inches with a score line at 3 1/2 inches, and 3 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, and 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches; Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 1/2 x 5 inches, 2 3/4 x 4 inches, and 3 x 3 1/2 inches; and Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches, and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. You will also need about 16-18 inches of the Daffodil Delight 1/4 inch Ruched Ribbon (not pictured).
Start out by stamping the cupcake chick onto the 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inch Basic White CS in Memento Black ink. Next stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment under the chicken.
Stamp the sentiment “let’s celebrate you” onto the middle of the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Stamp the confetti around the sentiment, first with Bumblebee ink, then with Magenta Madness ink.
Tip: When I stamped the confetti in the Bumblebee ink, I got a “halo“. Sometimes the red rubber stamps need a little trimming to avoid having the halos in the future. Some folks trim theirs with an Exacto knife. I just use my sharp Paper Snips to trim the excess red rubber off.
Now it’s time to color in this image. I like the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. If you haven’t tried them yet, I highly recommend that you do. It is very easy to make color gradients and shadows with the Blends. The cupcake wrapper is colored in Light and Dark Magenta Madness. The chicken’s feet are Daffodil Delight. I colored the Buttercup Comb on the chicken’s head in Light Calypso Coral.