Friday, February 11, 2022

Calming Camellia for As You See It Challenges

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Welcome to another As You See It Challenge Friday, where I share my Design Team samples with you. This week, the challenge, courtesy of team member Jan, is asking us to share what our favourite technique is via a Fill In The Blank Challenge. Here's the Challenge Banner:

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I thought about what constitutes a technique, and in my mind, it's some process outside of normal card making that adds an extra touch or effect to a card. One technique that I love the look of and that I always have fun doing is the Whitewash Technique. I thought I'd try the technique out using the Calming Camellia stamp set that is a special gift for Hosts whose Stampin' Up! parties reach sales of $375 or more during Sale-A-Bration, which ends at the end of this month!!

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  • The process works like this: You stamp your image in Versamark ink on Crumb Cake (or kraft paper). You emboss it with White Embossing powder which is available in the Basics Assortment of Stampin' Emboss Powders, and heat set it with the Heat Tool.
  • You then take the areas that are free of embossing powder and paint them in using a Water Painter and a watery mix of Whisper White Craft Ink.
  • After that coat has thoroughly dried, use a Blender Pen to add some ink from Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pads or the Refills with a little bit squeezed into the lids. Add it to the areas that you have covered with the white kraft ink. It will blend with the white kraft in to make a lovely pastel shade. That's all there is to it!!
  • The base of this card is Basic Black cardstock, on which I added some Flirty Flamingo Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper. Basic Black cardstock provides a backing for my front panel. The sentiment and swirl are from the Calming Camellia set as well.
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It's been a long time since Stampin' Up! came out with some great Home Decor and this Magnet Board Kit is a cute a they come as well as being super useful! The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a fun one! With the Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit, you can create and customize your very own magnet board with included stickers to organize daily tasks and sentiments of positive affirmations. Since when have daily chores looked so cute?  

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If you'd like to order this kit go straight to my Online Store to the Kits Collection section to find it. I wouldn't wait...this one is going to go fast!

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And while we're on the topic of things going fast...

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Sale-A-Bration is flying by! Have you earned all the rewards you want yet? if not, it's time to get moving on it! All you need to do to is order $60 or more out of the beautiful new 2022 Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue and you'll earn your choice of free items from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. 

If your wish list is as long as your arm, why not invite some friends to have a party - in person or on-line - I'll do both! Then you can get Stampin' Rewards as well as have a chance to earn the beautiful Calming Camellia stamp set I featured today.

If your wish list is endless, then you should get the Starter Kit and join my team. You don't have to sell if you don't want to. I have many hobby demos on my team and you get $165 worth of your choice of Stampin' Up! products for only $135 with free shipping! Plus during Sale-A-Bration, you get two free stamp sets (of your choice) for joining and that could add up to very big savings depending on your choices! And don't forget the 20% demo discount on all your purchases after that while you retain your demo status!

But Sale-A-Bration ends at the end of February so time is running out! Don't wait a minute longer!

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  1. Love this, Heather! It really produced a softer color look, and color on Crumb Cake is one of my favorite combos! I've not heard of doing this exact thing - I've only ever colored on heat embossing with Blends. Can't wait to try this!

  2. Great choice of stamp for this beautiful technique!

  3. This stamp is the perfect way to showcase this technique Heather! I love the softness it lends to the camellia and it's a great way to change things up using Crumb Cake for a base. So pretty!

  4. I have never heard of this technique and now I want to try it! It is worth the effort as your card is stunning!!

  5. Thanks, everyone! This has been my favourite technique for years, just because of the soft look it produces on Crumb Cake, although you can do it on other colours as well. It's just particularly effective on Crumb Cake.


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