Friday, March 29, 2019

Beauty Abounds & Botanical Butterfly for As You See It Challenge #197

I've been visiting with my two sisters this past week. They have both recently retired and we have just been given a wealth of items that belonged to our dad and our family that we wanted to go through and sort out. Some of these things we have never seen before so it's been an eye-opening time as we piece together our family's history.

But in the midst of this, it is time for another As You See It Challenge, Challenge #197 as we inch closer to Challenge #200. This week Amanda has given us the cutest sketch to work with:

I got out my Beauty Abounds and my Butterfly Gala stamp sets along with my Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and put this together:

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Country Home for Newsletter Tutorial and Stampin' Storage is Coming Soon!

Have you ever wanted to be able to create the watercolour look on your cards? It's really not that hard and my latest newsletter tutorial is all about helping you look like you've been doing it all your life.

I send out an information newsletter every month featuring all the latest Stampin' Up! promotions as well as my own class information and I try to include a stamping tutorial in each issue. The newsletters are free and so is the tutorial which is usually a step-by-step photo tutorial which includes a list of materials needed complete with measurements. Before I tell you how to get my newsletters and tutorials, here's a closer look at April's free tutorial subject:9

  • I'm not going to give away a  lot of info about the material and products used in this card, because you'll find all that out in the tutorial.
  • The techniques you will learn are layered watercolour background washes and layered watercolour shading. I've also included some Shimmer Paint in the mix here.
  • There is lots of texture involved in this card design including two Dynamic Embossing Folders. I always think that texture really adds that extra 'je ne sais quois' to a card design.
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I have some VERY exciting news from Stampin' Up! Stampin' Storage is coming April 1st. Dedicated modular storage for our new stamp pads our Stampin' Write Markers and our Stampin' Blends, plus Reinkers and other things you could make of it!

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Dandelion Wishes Thank Yous

When I think of the stamp sets that are my favourites from the Annual Catalogue, Dandelion Wishes comes to mind every time! Those dandelion seed heads with the seeds flying away in the wind just do it for me. And I thought they would look great embellished in a metallic powder on Basic Black. Needing some more thank you cards for customers, I used Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes as my card bases, which are 3 1/2" x 5", so a little smaller than a regular card size.

Take a closer look:

  • The smaller sized card means the Copper Foil that I used for the matte was 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and I didn't need as much as for a regular sized card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). To save even more foil, you can use a Rectangle Stitched Framelit to cut away the inside of the matte and save it for something else, leaving you with a frame around the edge.
  • I set up the dandelion image from Dandelion Wishes and the sentiment from Thankful Thoughts on the same acrylic block. I used the Embossing Buddy lightly on the Basic Black cardstock piece so that I didn't get a lot of powder on it that would be hard to get off. It is important to use it though, because the Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder does tend to cling where it's not wanted if you don't.
  • The image and sentiment are inked up with Versamark Ink and stamped on the black cardstock. Then the Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder is sprinkled over the stamped areas and the excess is tapped off lightly. The Heat Tool is used to set the embossing powder until it melts and turns shiny.
  • The Basic Black panel is adhered to the copper foil matte and added to the notecard base. This is a very simple card to complete, but it packs a punch!

The next Paper Pumpkin kit will include some beautiful DistINKtive style stamps for photorealistic images. You'll want to sign up or reactivate your account by April 10 to get in on this one! I, for one, am really excited to get it!

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