Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Amazing Silhouettes and Soft Pastels for Technique Tuesday Vintage Cards Blog Hop



Hi, Everyone!
Today is Technique Tuesday and we're featuring Vintage-Style cards! I love vintage cards and can't wait to see what the other demonstrators participating in our hop have to show us! Let's take a look at my vintage card.

The stamp set I used for this card is Amazing Silhouettes, and I also used the Soft Pastels to add color to the stamps. I'll hit the highlights for this card, but you will be able to download a free tutorial with complete instructions and measurements.


The butterfly stamp was stamped in VersaMark and the Mango Melody Soft Pastel chalk was applied by scraping it over the VersaMark and blended with a Blending Brush.

The leaf stamp was stamped in VersaMark across the bottom of the card front. Coastal Cabana pastel was scraped across these and blended with a Blending Brush.

I then embossed this piece with Timeworn Type Embossing folder and lightly blended some more Coastal Cabana chalk across the raised print.

The foliage was cut with dies from Honeybee Blooms dies and the butterfly with a die from Brilliant Wings. The sentiment is from Positive Thoughts and cut with a die from Seasonal Labels. Did you notice the little rocks on the card? Those are the beautiful Faux Sea Glass Shapes. Aren't they cool?!

To complete the inside, I stamped the fern and sentiment from Positive Thoughts, then brushed some chalk across the fern. 

For a complete tutorial, click on the block below.

Please take a minute and check out all the techniques from this awesome group of global demonstrators.


January and February are Sale-A-Bration months!! What does that mean, you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked, because it means that for every $50 increments in your order, you can receive free Sale-A-Bration items, like the designer series paper I used today. There are special products available when your order is $100!

Wait, there's more! If you would like to join my team or become a discount shopper, Stampin' Up! has added an extra incentive. Along with receiving $125 for $99 (no shipping fee, just tax added), you also will receive 2 extra stamp sets of your choice from any current stamp sets. Wow!! So, click here to join my team!



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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Daffodil Daydreams for the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop. This is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who share our love of card making with you through monthly blog hops. The challenge this month is a sketch challenge, and the sketch is pictured below.
Here's is my interpretation of this sketch:

I started with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Basic Black cardstock. I then adhered a piece of 2" x 5 1/4" piece of designer series paper from the Sale-A-Bration pack Daffodil Afternoon. Next, I adhered another piece from the same pack that was 4 1/4" x 2". I then embossed this piece with Timeworn Embossing folder.
 

To give it a distressed look, I brushed Crumb Cake over this whole piece with a Blending Brush.

This piece was adhered to an 11" x 4 1/4" card base of Mossy Meadow. The daffodils were cut with the dies from Daffodil Dies set. Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight were the 2 colors used. Strappy leaves were cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock.

The daffodils were adhered to a piece of Old Olive cardstock that was cut with a die from Hippo and Friends. I also embossed this piece with one of the embossing folders from the Meadow Moments set. This piece was adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Blossoms in Bloom and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Old Olive and cut with a die from Bouquet of Love Embossing Folder and Die set. A butterfly from the Daffodil Dies was added to represent the circle on the sketch.

A sentiment from Back on your feet was used to complete the inside, along with a daffodil stamp.

I hope you are inspired by my card and will give it a try. To continue along the hop, click on the image below to see the great project our next demonstrator has made to awe you. I know you will like it.



January and February are Sale-A-Bration months!! What does that mean, you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked, because it means that for every $50 increments in your order, you can receive free Sale-A-Bration items, like the designer series paper I used today. There are special products available when your order is $100!

Wait, there's more! If you would like to join my team or become a discount shopper, Stampin' Up! has added an extra incentive. Along with receiving $125 for $99 (no shipping fee, just tax added), you also will receive 2 extra stamp sets of your choice from any current stamp sets. Wow!! So, click here to join my team!




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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Daffodil Daydream Bundle for the January - June Mini Catalog Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to the Crafty Collaborations January-June 2022 Mini Catalog Blog Hop. Today I'm hopping along with a talented group of demonstrators from around the world! We're sharing projects made with products from the new January-June Mini Catalog. My card features the wonderful Daffodil Daydream Bundle and the Soft Pastels. Thanks to Sharon Burkert for the inspiration for this card.


Let's hit the highlights of this card, but there will be a link below for you to download a free, complete tutorial. The focal point of this card is the beautiful daffodil stamp from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set. The Soft Pastels were used with a Blender Pen to color in the flower.


The Bumblebee checked ribbon was added to accent the bouquet.

What you probably haven't noticed is that this card is a Right-Angle, Fold-over card! This is really an easy card base to cut because you just score a full sheet of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2" on the long side, at 4 1/4" on the short side, then cut it on the diagonal. You then have 2 card bases!

I completed the inside with a sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays.


For a free tutorial, click on the box below.
Now hop on along to the other talented demonstrators and check out their awesome projects!


January and February are Sale-A-Bration months!! What does that mean, you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked, because it means that for every $50 increments in your order, you can receive free Sale-A-Bration items, like the designer series paper I used today. There are special products available when your order is $100!

Wait, there's more! If you would like to join my team or become a discount shopper, Stampin' Up! has added an extra incentive. Along with receiving $125 for $99 (no shipping fee, just tax added), you also will receive 2 extra stamp sets of your choice from any current stamp sets. Wow!! So, click here to join my team!



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Monday, January 3, 2022

Soft Pastels Assortment for Kylie Bertucci's Internationa Blog Highlight





Hi, Crafty People!
I've made this beautiful Thank You card for Kylie's International Blog Highlights. This means I'm asking you to vote for me so I can participate in her Top 10 Blog Hop! CLICK HERE TO VOTE! Look for entry #11. Just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner.

Now some details about this card. Thanking someone for a kind act you're thankful for will be easy with a card like this. You will be able to download a complete tutorial after all the pictures of the card.

I have just started playing with the Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment. In my in-person classes coming up the second week of January, my customers will use the Soft Pastels in a couple of way: applying to VersaMark and applying with a Blender Pen. On this card I used VersaMark to apply some of the pastels.

For the waves on the bottom of the background piece, I used the Gentle Waves stamp and stamped it on the bottom third of a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Basic White cardstock with VersaMark. I then swiped the Night of Navy pastel across the VersaMark and blended it in with a Blending Brush. A Q-Tip would work also.


The wavey background was achieved by using the Bark Embossing Folder after applying all the Soft Pastels colors.



The Sailboat Builder punch was used to make the sailboat.


The Layering Diorama Dies were used for the card front opening and the sentiment.


To download a free tutorial for this card, click on the box below. Many of the supplies I used will be available January 4th when our new January-June Mini Catalog goes live. Some are available currently, and I have listed those below.
I hope you like my card and will take a minute to vote here for my card. Just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner. Thank you so much!



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