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Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Big Shot, Coloring Tools 2017, Embossing, Embossing with texture paste, ink as watercolor, leafing, Limon Lime Twist, Lovely Inside & Out, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Sunshine Sayings Dies, Techniques, texture paste, Tranquil Tide | 2 comments

Thanks, love! 

Today, I am sharing another way to use embossing paste with our Stampin Up! inks. I love all the ways you can add color to embossing paste. Yesterday, I added the color directly to the paste before I used it. If you missed that card you can see it here.  Today , though I am going to add the color to a already embossed area.  It is like watercoloring.  So fun and easy for a bold wow! When I saw the new pattern decorative mask, I knew I wanted to do this technique with the round pattern!

Pattern Party

These mask give us lots of bang and wow with very little effort. I’m super excited that Stampin’ Up! included a mask that was a little more unique of a pattern.  The circle one is my favorite!!!  Though I know I will use the others quite often.

  • The first thing is to add embossing paste through a decorative mask onto watercolor paper. And let it completely dry
  • Then using reinkers as watercolor. I add color to the embossed areas.  I actually used a fair amount of water so that the ink would move around on the paper.
  • The two colors used are Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist

After this dried I started working on the sentiment! I get so much use out of my word dies. They are so versatile! This time I did something a little different to mine. Not only did I stack it! But, I added leafing flakes to the top!!!!

This is a leafing technique that is quite messy!!! I just saying! I even thought I was making a mess doing this! I have leafing everywhere. When you do this. Make sure you have a box lid or something to contain the leafing. And some kind of wipe like the swifter dusting wipes. You’ve been warned!!!??

  • The first step was to add adhesive to the top of the die. Stampin’ Up! has the perfect product to do this. The New adhesive sheets.  I die cut the image so that the sticky adhesive would be on the top of the die. Pulled off the protective layer.
  • Then in a box lid added the leafing flakes to the word. Pressing them in very hard.
  • The next step is to take a brush (I used a stencil brush) and with a circular motion brush off any access leafing flakes. This really makes a mess. But, it it defiantly worth the effort!
  • The word is stacked on top of several of the same die. To give added dimension.
  • The Thanks, is stamped in Tranquil Tide and comes from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set.
  • The background layer was made by cutting stripes of adhesive sheets and adding them to the edges of card stock. Then fallowing the above directions.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your Wednesday is just simply lovely! Happy stamping!

Peace and Love to you all-


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Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Big Shot, Sunshine Sayings Dies, Tie Dye | 1 comment

Good Day, Sunshine! 

I have had the Beatles bouncing around in my head over the past few days.  With the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band they seem to be everywhere again?  I love there music so, I’m good with revisiting there greatness.  Mike and I  watched a show on APT about the making of this album. It was quite finasating to learn about insperation, the instruments used ( everything from a piccolo trumpet to a sitar) , to ground breaking technology (that today would be done on a phone)  That’s crazy, right???? Sgt. Pepper changed the face of music!!  I remember the first time I really heard A Day In the life, With a little help from my friends, or Lucy in the sky…..

I also, remember the first time I tie dyes something, it was middle school art class.  Such fun! I think it just amazed me that a little rubber bands and some dye could produce something so cool! Then you add in all the different color combinations…and well, I could have tie dyed all year long…

When I saw this tie dye technique by Kim Jolly I just had to try it! This technique does not disappoint!! It is amazingly fun. Super easy to get the hang of. And the results are just totally cool!!!  Kim has a awesome brain for coming up with new ways of thinking about paper and ink!!! She truly is awesome!!!  Just like the Beatles?

If you would like to see more of Kim’s artful take on card making check out her Instagram.

I decided to combine her technique with the Sunshine Wishes Dies.

These dies just seemed to pair perfectly with tie dye! I have been using them a lot of late. I really love word dies!  And the flower is just to much fun!!!

It has been a while sence I mentioned the “Holy Grail” of Stampin’ Up Colors. I used two of the colors for my tie dye. Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight.  The third color of the grail ,Melon Mambo, is use as a accent color for one of the cards.

  • The tie dye layer is a coffee filter scrinched up. After scrunching up the coffee filter how you like it.  The next step it to use a baby whipe to add color to the coffee filter.
  • After the coffee filter dries. You can add it to a card pannel using a glue stick.
  • The shimmer on the card is glitter embossing paste
  • Then just add the dies!!!


  • This card uses the same process. I just scrunched my coffee filter more like a cone. To add the tie dye colors.
  • The sunshine die is cut twice. Once in Basic Black and once in Daffodil Delight. Then they are glued together so that the Black is peeking through
  • The strip of glimmer paper grounds the focus of the card.

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great Tuesday filled with creativity?  I’m going to leave you with my favorite beatles cover,  Joe Cocker (I miss this one every day)  With A Little Help From My Friends and the original Beatles.

Peace and Much Love My Friends-


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