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Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Big Shot, Dapper Denim, Embossing, Faux Batik, In Colors 2016, Layering Ovals, Occasions Catalog 2018, Oh So Eclectic, Painted Harvest, Petal Passion, Seaside Embossing Folder, Stiched Shapes, Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Sayings Dies | 17 comments

Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors

Stamping Blog Hop

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for April 2018. This month our theme is Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Bon Voyage 2016-2018 In-Colors you will be missed

I have so enjoyed using these beautiful In-Colors. In so many ways, I’m kinda sad to see them go…on the other had I am super excited about all the New Colors coming soon in the Annual Catalog .  More about that on another day!  Today, we are saying Bon Voyage to the retiring In-Colors, which includes Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Peekaboo Peach.  Flirty Flimango is also part of this color family. But, it is staying around for a few more years! Yeppie for that!!  I decided that the Faux Batik technique would be perfect to show off the beauty of this In-Color collection . I just pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and started playing with the technique .Then when I was finished I made a few cards out of the panels.  This technique works best with stamps that have more of a solid image. If you would like to know more about Faux Batik check out this post here.

Faux Batik

  • The colors used for the Faux Batik effect are Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum
  • The stamps came from Petal Passion, Painted Harvest, and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets
  • I liked the Faux Batik so much I decided to keep the card quite simple so it could shine
  • The silver thread and copper thread adds a little texture without taking away from the background

The Faux Batik effect was created by

  1. Stamping and heat embossing images onto tissue paper
  2. Layering the tissue paper over a piece of Shimmery White paper .
  3. Using a baby  wipe sponge color onto the tissue paper.
  4. The color will transfer to the paper everywhere you add ink except in the embossed areas .
  5. To learn more about the Faux Batik technique, check out this post!  To see other Faux Batik cards click here and here

Faux Batik

  • This background is made with Dapper Denim and three different sizes of circles. One from Waterfront , One from Oh So Eclectic, and One from Painted Harvest
  • Where you can see the ink went over some circles. That is because I layered my embossed tissue paper to create the effect .
  • The word celebrate is layered up by stacking three Dapper Denim one Peekaboo Peach on top. The adhesive sheets makes this process super easy

Faux Batik

  • These little trees from the Waterfront set are perfect for the Faux Batik technique!
  • This time I used Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach to creat the Batik effect
  • After it dried, the trees were cut out with the Stiched Shapes Dies
  • Layering with crumb cake and the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • The dollie was sponged with both Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.

Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Stampin' Up!

Product Supply List

Stamp Sets Used:

Sunshine Sayings, Painted Harvest (from the Holiday Catalog and returning in the 2018 Annual Catalog), oh So Eclectic, Petal Passion,Waterfront

Dies Used:

Layering Ovals, Sunshine Wishes, Celebrate You (From Sale-A-Bration but, will be back in 2018 Annual Catalog), Stiched Shapes

Paper:  2016-2018 In-Colors, Shimmery White

Embossing Folders: Seaside

Ink: 2016-2018 In-Colors

I hope each of you are having a wonderful Sunday Afternoon . I will be cleaning up a bit this afternoon. The kitchen looks like a tornado hit it. So that’s definitely on the to-do list.  Then getting some cards together to send out next week.  It is rainy here today, which lends itself greatly to staying dry and creating! Which is what I have been doing most of the day! Yesterday, was lovely here as we spent the afternoon at St. Bernhard in Cullman at their annual Blooming Festival.  Blooming Festival

Remember to be creative to be creative it is good for the soul

Peace my loves-


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Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Butterflies Thinlits, Butterfly Basics, Dapper Denim, Dragonfly Dreams, Gelli Plate, leafing, Monoprinting, Oh So Eclectic, Touches of Texture | 2 comments

Wings of nature monoprints

Hi! guys, I’m back today with another set of monoprints.  I am super excited to share these prints with you!  I used the mono prints as backgrounds for butterflies and dragonflies!  Such fun. I made these prints at the same time as the ones I shared earler this week. Actually, I used the same stamps for the printing process, Butterfly Basics.  Then, I added some extras to the prints.

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

This set is one of my all time favorites! As I mentioned, Sunday it was time to give it some love!!

  • Each print has its own unique feel.  Yet all three work so well together.
  • The guilding and stamping on top of the prints give them an extra special feel

These prints were made very similarly to the original monoprints, used a Gelli Plate to create the prints.

  • The paper is mixed media paper and is taped with painters tape to create a border
  • The colors used are Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Dapper Denim
  • The process is a layering of Gelli prints to create a depth of color and texture.
  • The Dragonfly is stamped in Dapper Denim. This is from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set

  • This print is accented with stamping and guilding.  After the print was completed, I added additional stamping to add even more texture.
  • Even more texture was added with glue and guilding. (mixed metal leafing)
  • The butterfly was guilded. I love using the multipurpose adhesive sheets for this process.  It makes leafing so easy with die cuts
  • The colors are Dapper Denim, Pool Party, and Crushed Curry

  • This print is just two colors, Dapper Denim and Pool Party
  • There are a few leaves peeping through from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.
  • The small dragonflies are from the Touches of Texture stamp set.  They are stamped in Dapper Denim
  • Little secret, I originally was not going to use this print. It was a slight bit crucked. Then I thought. Add some guilding.  So, I did…this led to the two prints above. Witch I love!
  • The two large dragonflies add a little extra special feel, especially with all the guilding in the background

If you would like to know more about the actual printing process check out this post!  It explains the steps of the printing process. I didn’t want to repeat what I had just told you on Sunday! But, I sure did want you to see these beautiful prints.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Today is the day! The Annual catalog is Here!!! Lets all do the Happy Dance!!! Yeppie. I am so excited for you to see the catalog!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at



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Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Gelli Plate, Monoprinting, Oh So Eclectic | 2 comments

Gallery Style Wall Art

I love using my stamps for something besides cards.  It is always nice to stumble across an idea and it work out! While I was using my gelli plate the other day to make a background on glossy paper.  I decided to try some other ways of printing with my Stampin’ Up! inks.  I selected the colors based on a Faux Batik idea that didn’t quite pan out.  I tell you this because, this fail is what made me start looking for other ways to layer the colors like I wanted.  That’s when I saw my gelli plate still on the table.  So I tried it out…I was thrilled!!

One of my all time favorite stamps is the fern in the Butterfly Basics stamp set. This is another wonderful stamp that has been neglected for way to long.   Of course I had to get it inky!

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

I paired the fern with a new stamp in oh So Eclectic.  This is a fun set that has several images that look like watercolor. I chose the leaf

Oh So Eclectic

I love the verity of fun images that is in this set! It is happy and full of life!!!

My gelli plate is 5×7 and is the perfect size to make small gallery inspired prints.  The process is basically the same.  You can add ink or stamped images to the gel plate. Press the plate onto paper. And lift up.  And repeat. … That’s the basics. I made several that I’m planning on hanging on the wall at work in a collage format. For each one I will tell you what I did.  The paper I used for almost all the prints is mix media paper.  I love this paper because it has a vellum finish and is thick!  So it can handle a lot…I used it today because, I’m not planning on framing these prints.  The thick paper will look nice all on its own!

As it turned out I really enjoy the process of monoprinting with the gelli plate. I could do this all day! The first three are just basic prints. (I’m shareing others later in the week)  You can see in the above picture that the two smaller prints are on watercolor paper.  You can tell a difference in how the printing looks on that paper vs. the mixed media paper in the middle.

This first print is just basic stamp printing.  The first thing I did was ink the gelli plate with Dapper Denim.  I pressed this off on a scrap piece of paper. The second step was to stamp the leaf stamp into the plate. There was still ink on the plate so this created a very faint shadow image.  This time I pressed the plate onto the paper I was planning on using. Then stamping on to the gel plate with Pool Party ink and Dapper Denim. The fern and leaf images. The last step was to press a second print on top of the first print

The is the same process as above.  The main difference in the look is that I combined Pool Patty and Dapper Denim on the first background print.  This gave it a greenish tent.

This monoprint was lots of fun! You can see how much smother the ink is on the mixed media paper vs. the hot press watercolor paper.

For this print, I pressed both the Pool Party and the Dapper Denim ink pads directly onto the gel plate. Then I lightly spritz with water. Using the fern image I stamped into the spritz water. Then stamped off on a piece of shimmery white.  I wanted to keep the image for a later project.  I repeated the stamping several times.  Then, made my first print. At this point it will look something like this.

Pretty rough, huh?

The next press is stamped ferns onto the plate with both Pool Party and Dapper Denim.  Then You want to press this print on top of the first print!

At this point I knew the print was starting to take shape.  I did this process one more time. Then, added some Dapper Denim ferns directly to the paper.

At this point let your print dry.  I learned the hard way that embossing powder really loves the inky prints.  After it was dry.  I added a silver fern that was heat embossed.

I love how the heat embossed image shines on the monoprint background.  I have three more monoprints to share with you later in the week.  You will love them! I add a few extra elements to them that really brings a wow factor!


The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at

Besides my Stampin’ Up! supplies, I used a Gelli Plate and Mixed Media paper.



Thanks for stopping buy on this amazing Sunday.  I hope each of you have a blessed day!  If you make your own gallery prints I would love to see them. You can always tag me on social media or email me pictures.  Happy creating!

Peace my friends-


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