Monday, June 20, 2022

Monday Montage #216 Water Stamping






Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today's card features a fun stamping technique called Water Stamping.  Have you ever tried water stamping before?  It's super simple and the results are awesome!  


For the card I created- here are the steps I followed.
  1. Using a Blending Brush- brush Coastal Cabana Ink all over a piece of Basic White Card Stock that measures 4" x 5-1/4".  Tip:  Choose a darker color for the image to show better and be generous with the ink.
  2. Place the colored Basic White layer onto the Stamparatus and center the Snow Crystal Stamp  (SNEAK PEEK!!!  COMING SOON!) in the center of the layer.  
  3. Close the Stamparatus to adhere the stamp to the plate.
  4. Using a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water- lightly spritz the Snow Crystal Stamp.  Tip: Don't over saturate the stamp too much or it will end up blotchy and unrecognizable when stamped.
  5. Stamp the water spritzed stamp onto the colored Basic White layer and let it air dry.
  6. Distress edges of the colored layer and adhere to a Basic White Card Base.
  7. Embellish as desired.
Things to note:  This technique is super easy and works great with all different stamps.  The image stamped with water will be slightly different than an image stamped with ink.  That's ok as it makes for a unique card!  Darker colors of ink work better than lighter colors.

Here's a close up of the water stamped snowflake from my card.  As you can see- the water stamped images aren't as clear as an image stamped with ink however they are still pretty!



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Supplies:
Stamps: Snow Crystal (coming soon!) Trees For Sale (coming soon!)
Card Stock: Basic White, Polished Pink, Vellum Layering Designs
Ink: Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana
Tools/other supplies: Blending Brushes, 3/16" Iridescent Trim, For Everything Fancy Sequins, Stamparatus, Stampin' Spritzer

Monday, June 6, 2022

Monday Montage: Elephant Parade






Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today's card features the adorable Elephant Parade and coordinating Elephant Dies.  When I first saw this stamp set- I fell in love!  The images are adorable!  Elephants and a mouse (plus some sweet sentiments as well)!


I wanted to create a card that was pretty clean and simple.  I began by die cutting some clouds (Brilliant Rainbow Dies) out of Balmy Blue Card Stock.  Next- I adhered the negative image in the center of the Basic White card base.  I then stamped the elephant and mouse image- colored them in using Light/Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends (for the elephant) and Light/ Dark Stampin' Blends (for the mouse) and cut them out using the Elephant Dies.  


The Forever Friends sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then cut into a banner.  A small Linen Thread bow was tied and placed beneath the sentiment banner.  To embellish- I added 3 small Brushed Brass Butterflies.  
Super easy but oh so cute!
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

OSAT Blog Hop: Hello My Name Is

Good morning stampin' friends!  Today's projects were created for the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop.  Our theme this month is Hello My Name Is...we are introducing some new products from the Annual Catalog!
I chose to create with the adorable Happier Than Happy Stamp Set and coordinating Happy Forest Dies.  When I first saw the Happy Forest Friends Product Suite in the new Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog- I knew I had to have it.  It is so cute and let's face it- the Happy Forest Friends DSP is pretty stinkin' awesome!  The color palette for the DSP is so pretty- with Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Smoky Slate.  Colors that I use individually but had never used together before.    


My card is a 5" square card created using a Thick Basic White Base.  There is a top Basic White layer that has been embossed using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.  I distressed the edges  to junk it up a bit before adding a top layer of Happy Forest Friends DSP.  I feel like I cheated because the only thing stamped on this card is the sentiment!


My coordinating project is treat box made using the Cracker & Treat Box Dies.  The Cracker & Treat Box Die makes creating this little favor a cinch!  Simply cut it out and adhere together.  Embellish as you wish!
I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today!  Please be sure to join us on the rest of the hop by following the links below!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Monday Montage: Happy Birthday






Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today's card features the gorgeous True Beauty Stamp Set and coordinating Organic Beauty Dies.  If you haven't seen this suite- I suggest checking it out!  It is on page 67 in the new Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.


The stamp set itself is gorgeous!  There are several floral and greenery images as well as sentiments.  To create my card- I used the trellis image die as a stencil and filled it in with Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  (Be sure to wash the die immediately or it will be ruined as the Embossing Paste hardens fairly quickly.)  After the Embossing Paste was dry- I layered several stamped floral and leaf images to create a bouquet.  For the sentiment- I chose the  Happy Birthday sentiment from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set.  

Here's a closeup of the flowers.    The color palette is Polished Pink, Calypso Coral, Merry Merlot, Daffodil Delight and Balmy Blue.  This is definitely not one of my usual color combinations but I love how it turned out.  It's so pretty!!!


 Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  BACK will take you to Cheryl Curtis and NEXT to Elizabeth Price.  




Supplies:
  • Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Basic White, Vellum
  • Stamps: True Beauty, Cottage Rose
  • Inks: Calypso Coral, Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot
  • Tools/other supplies: Organic Beauty Dies, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Palette Knives

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday Montage #212 Sneak Peek!






Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  My project today is filled with several sneak peek's! It's a set of 2 mini slim cards and a can glass.  


This project was so fun to create!  I started out by creating the can glass.  I used several colors of color changing craft vinyl that was cut out using the fruit wedge die from the Teacup Dies.  I then randomly placed the fruit wedges onto the can glass and embellished it using a bow created with Parakeet Party 1/8" Metallic Ribbon.


The cards are mini slim line cards.  The mini size is probably one of my favorite size cards to create at this time!  They are adorable, fun, and super easy to create!  The completed card size measures 3" x 5".


Both mini slim line cards feature the white and black stripe DSP from the Perfectly Penciled 12" x 12" DSP and the Cup of Tea Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Both of which will be in the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.  


To create the dotted background on the above card- I used the Dots & Spots Die to create a template.  I then inked a Blending Brush with Coastal Cabana Ink and brushed it onto the Basic White card layer.  
Several fruit wedge images were stamped in various colors (Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya and Parakeet Party) and then die cut using the Teacup Dies.  

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Supplies:
  • Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic White
  • DSP: Perfectly Penciled
  • Stamps: Cup of Tea
  • Inks: Melon Mambo, Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana
  • Tools: Teacup Dies Dots & Spots Die, Basic Essentials Baker's Twine (white), Blending Brushes, 1/8" Parakeet Party Metallic Ribbon, color changing craft vinyl (several colors), can glass

Monday, April 4, 2022

Monday Montage #211: For The Record






Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I have a super fun project to share.  My hubby and I collect vinyl albums so I thought it would be fun to create an assortment of "records" and display them in their very own record crate.  


The crate itself is a mini wooden crate that I found at a craft store. I dressed it up by adding some 2021-2023 In Color DSP ( I used the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya).  To create the record embellishments- I stamped the record image in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Card Stock and heat embossed it using Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.



There is a total of 6 record cards in the crate.  Each individual card has a record jacket created from Vellum Card Stock.


There are a few with the Happy Birthday sentiment simply because it's a popular type of card to gift.  


Inside each Vellum record jacket is the cutest miniature die cut record card.  I left the insides of these little record cards blank so that there would be a place to write a message to the recipient.


Here is what the inside of the mini record cards looks like.  Aren't they cute?


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Supplies:
  • Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic White Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Coastal Cabana, Vellum
  • DSP: 2021-2023 In Color 6" x 6" DSP
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Coastal Cabana, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • Tools: Layering Circles Dies, Give It A Whirl Dies, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Matte Black Dots, Polished Pink 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Rainbow of Happiness

In case it's gone unnoticed- I have just a slight obsession with the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle from Stampin' UP!  It's probably one of my most favorite stamp/die sets ever.  It's one of those sets that lends itself perfectly for just about every occasion.  You know- the one that gets reached for before all the others on the shelf!

The project I'm sharing today is so fun!  The background was created by using Blending Brushes to craft an ink rainbow.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.  I cut the inked panel into 1/2" strips and adhered them to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of  Basic White Card Stock in an offset manner.  Then using the Stitched Rectangle Dies- I cut out the panel that would become the top layer of my card.

Here's a close up!  For the white rainbow pieces- I used the heart/dots/stripes/rain drops images.  Each image was stamped in a coordinating color (Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana).  Using the Playful Alphabet- I cut out the word HELLO and used the negative image to create my sentiment.  

The bow was created using the Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Ribbon.  I carefully cut one edge off and combined it with some white Baker's Twine.  Sparkle & Shine sequins were the perfect embellishments to finish off the card.

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