Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Simply Succulents for New At SU Blog Hop

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Welcome to our March NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing the 2021 Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue about halfway into it's sales period and reminding you of it's diversity and versatility and just plain fun. Today I am featuring the Simply Succulents bundle and also showing you the White Wash Technique!

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  • The White Wash technique involves embossing the image in white on Crumb Cake cardstock, filling it all in with a wash of Whisper White Craft Ink, and letting it dry, then adding colour to the images with Stampin' Write Markers and a Blender Pen. To see how this technique is done you can watch this video that I posted on Monday:

  • I started with the filler or background step of the two step stamping process. I used quite a bit of water on it and after stamping, I used a Water Painter to spread the ink even further and blur the outline of the image a bit more.

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  • The background was created using the large succulents die for a mask and adding some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to some Basic White Thick cardstock through the die mask. 
  • The White Wash technique works best on Crumb Cake cardstock for some reason. I embossed the images on the Crumb Cake in White Embossing Powder and then covered them with a runny wash of water and Whisper White craft ink. 
  • After that wash dries, I added a simple link or dot of colour from a Stampin' Write marker in an area of the image and blend it into the craft ink using a Blender Pen.
  • The sentiment is from the Simply Succulents stamp set and is die cut using one of the Potted Succulents dies.
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I hope you enjoyed my project with the Simply Succulents stamp set. Now please hop on over to Brenda Copper's blog, Stamping with the Copper Cropper, to see what's new with SU as she shows you the beautiful Hydrangea Hill Suite:

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Here's the list of bloggers in our New At SU February Blog Hop to help you keep on track:

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, or the techniques shown here. If you live in Canada, you can use the links below to order products from me or join my Papercraft Cats team. 

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  1. Beautiful card . I love the soft elegance of it. It pulls all the elements together perfectly.

  2. Thanks for reminding me about the white-washing technique: I need to do that again soon!

  3. Oh how I love these succulents. So beautiful!


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