Monday, July 22, 2019

A Seaside Notions Birthday


And while we're on a beachy theme, I just got a new stamp set on Friday and I could hardly wait to ink it up so I used it for today's card. It's called Seaside Notions and it's a delightfully sketchy set that looks great with watercolour, or monochromatic or almost any kind of card style.


  • For this card, I used watercolour paper for the main image panel. The type I'm using is Strathmore 140 lb Cold Press watercolour paper. The reason I don't use SU watercolour paper is simply because, as a demonstrator, it's just not cost effective for me. I don't get enough in a pack for a class. As a single user, it's fine.
  • I taped my 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece to a Stamparatus flap which is easy to clean and has a grid on it. (I use Post It Note tape.) I watercoloured the background using Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, and Flirty Flamingo, drying between colours. 
  • I stamped the images after the background was dry. It's good to use the Stamparatus for this because it's sometimes hard to get a strong image the first time around, using Memento ink on watercolour paper. The Stamparatus will allow you to restamp to get the image you want.
  • I coloured in my seahorse, coral, shell and sand dollar using Stampin' Blends Markers. The watercolour paper may cause these to run a bit more than Whisper White cardstock, but that's not an issue with these casual images. I cut the panel down to the size I wanted.
  • The sentiments are from Seaside Notions as well. The sequins add the finishing touch.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


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Metallics Sequin Assortment
Metallics Sequin Assortment
[138390]
$6.75
Stamparatus
[146276]
$67.00

Friday, July 19, 2019

Under the Sea Dies for As You See It Challenges


This week's challenge at As You See It Challenges is a Theme type. And the theme is one that I've been looking forward to for a long time, Beaches! If you know me, you know how I love the beachy look. My house is all beach decor and I buy almost all the beach related products Stampin' Up! has to offer. Here's the Challenge Banner:


Sand, waves, sea shells, and starfish! I love it all. I didn't hesitate, I went straight for my Under the Sea dies and got to work.

  • I used some of the new In colours including Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile in my project. Can you tell which is which by now?
  • I went to the High Tide stamp set for the sentiment and used the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Layering Squares framelits to die cut it and back it with a scallop square shape.
  • Most of the die cuts are from Under the Sea, but I got a couple of the shapes from other sources. The vellum sea weed is from the Smooth Sailing Die Set, and the glittery sand dollar and the starfish I got from the June Paper Pumpkin pack along with the vellum small coral pieces.
  • I don't know if you can see it, but the Seaside Spray piece of cardstock in the middle was embossed using the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder.
  • The Sahara Sand background paper is from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper pack and it's the perfect colour and texture for sand, don't you think?
Why don't you play along with us at As You See It this weekend? Just make a card in a beachy theme, photograph it and upload it either to your blog or to a public forum such as Pinterest or Splitcoaststampers or Facebook, then find the URL address of the page you've uploaded it to and go to our challenge site and upload it to participate. Enjoy the fun of creating!!



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June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit * Only available to Paper Pumpkin Subscribers

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Back on Your Feet for a Get Well Card


This next card I can really relate to, because I've been fighting a respiratory infection for over a week now. I rarely get sick, but it usually happens when I get together with my kids or grandkids when they have a bug of some kind. This one left me with laryngitis and a fierce cough so when I was looking through the new stamp sets that I hadn't used yet, Back On Your Feet really struck a chord.

This stamp set caught my eye right away at OnStage when I got my new Annual Catalogue. I loved the sweet images in it and the funny captions that went with them:


Here's a close up:


  • My colour scheme is Mango Melody and Soft Suede. I stamped the image and sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • I used the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder for the texture layer and the Stitched Shapes dies and the Rectangle Stitched Dies to die cut the sentiments.
  • The Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo and the Soft Suede Combo were used to colour in the giraffe.
  • A little bit of braided linen trim formed the bow added just below the top sentiment with a glue dot.

My Retired Paper Inventory has now been updated to include all the recently retired paper products that I had from the old Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochures. Click on the Photo or the caption to access it.



My Retired Tools and Accessories Inventory has now been updated to include all the recently retired tools and accessories products that I had from the old Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochures. Click on the Photo or the caption to access it.

You can find my Retired Stamps Inventory HERE.


Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


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