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Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Big Shot, Embossing, Heat Embossing, Oh my stars, Season of Whimsy | 6 comments

Happy New Year

The host set in the Holiday Catalog is such a fun whimsical set! I love the sketched feel of the set. I love that the ornaments are perfect for coloring. I love the simplicity of the sentiments and the stamps.

Season of Whimsy

The Other is always wanting new years cards.  So, I decided to make a few using the sparkler! It is just too much fun!

  • The colors used are Pool Party, Powder Pink, and Champagne Foil
  • The Champagne Foil is beautiful embossed. Here it is embossed with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder
  • The sparkler is heat embossed. I wanted something similar to the Champagne Foil and something shimmery. So I took silver embossing powder and added a little gold, a little copper, and some dazzling diamonds. Shook it all up for a unique color.
  • The final touch was to add some copper thread. I’m a huge fan of the mixed metal look. The Champagne Foil lends itself to this look quite well

A note about the Champagne Foil it is not this gold looking in real life. Unfortunately, even after trying several time of day, the foil photographed quite gold looking.

Here’s a up close of the mixed embossing powders

The card base in a Whisper White Notecard & Envelope.  The Pool Party layer is 4 7/8 by 3 3/8 inches. The Champagne Foil is 4 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches and embossed. The small Pool Party layer is 3 5/8 by 2 1/8 inches.  The stamped layer is 3 1/2 by 2 inches. The ribbons used are Powder Pink shimmery ribbon and Soft Sky classic weave ribbon.

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The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

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 [email protected]

 

Price: $110.00

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 I’m very happy to be sharing with you on this Beautiful Sunday.  My thoughts are with all my Florida Friends as they are with my Texas Friend now in the stages of recovery.
Peace my Friend-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Copper Embossing Powder, Embossing, Faux Batik, Feather Together, Heat Embossing | 0 comments

Feather Together

I loved yesterday’s Inking Royalty blog hop! It was so much fun hopping with my stamping friends.    If you would like to see the Fall Fav. Hop click here.   What awesome fall inspiration was shared!

My card for you today is a Faux Batik card using the Feather Together Stamp Set.  I love feather stamps. And have owned several over the years.  This one is just extra lovely to me!

Feather Together

This is a stamp layering set.  So you can layer the stamps to make a feather that looks like it has dimension.

Faux Batik is one of those techniques that I just can’t get enough of right now! I am just loving it!

  • The colors used are Always Artichoke, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry
  • I picked three of the feather layers and heat embossed them onto tissue paper for the Faux Batik technique.
  • I taped a border using painters tape on shimmery white paper
  • After adding the embossing to the tissue, lay the tissue over your paper (shimmery White in this case)  and use a baby whips to add color to the tissue.  This will “transfer” the image to the card.
  • The sentiment is heat embossed with copper embossing powder
  • The copper foil and the Smoky Slate card base lightens up the card! This make the feathers pop!

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

If you would like to know more about the Faux Batik  technique check out this post.

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 [email protected]

 

Supply List

 I am so happy you stopped by on this beautiful Thursday! We just have today and tomorrow untill we get to another crafty Weekend! Yeppie.   Have a great day, be creative, spread kindness, and share your craft with others!!!
Peace my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Berry Burst, Heat Embossing, InColors 2017, Lemon Lime Twist, Lift Me Up, Silver Embossing Powder, Thoughtful Banners, Touches of Texture, Up & Away | 4 comments

Take 2 with #GDP1000

The Global Design Project is celebrating their 100th challenge!!! How fun is that. Earlier this week I cased the fabulous, Brin King.  You can see my card here.  Today, I am caseing my friend Shawn DeOliveira.  Shawn and I officially met last year at World Card Making Day in Atlanta!  Though we know each other in the cyber world much longer.  So, I knew I had to CASE his awesome card for the Global Design Project 100th Challenge!

I love this card so much! The colors are awesome! The use of metallic is just perfect! One think that always impresses me about Shawn’s cards is the graphic feel they have.  That, and how he uses ribbon is beyond amazing!

Here’s the banner for Global Design Project. I hope you all will hop over to see the design team’s cards for this very special challenge!

I wanted to use metallic, like Shawn did! I also wanted to case his card design.  I love the clean and beautiful feel his card had.  I loved the texture of the background so, I wanted to case that as well.  That gave me a starting place…Matallics, design, and texture!!!

So the only thing let to decide on was the stamp set!

I decided on Lift Me Up! Mainly because, I thought the dies and stamped balloons would work as a focal point. Much like the sentiment, vellum, and ribbon all draw the eye to a certain point on Shawn’s card.  And, well, I love this set! And I had not used it recently.  So, it was time to dust it of…

Lift Me Up Stamp Set

I love how cute this stamp set is! And it is even better that the stamp set and coordinating dies work together to make verity of balloons.  What fun!!!

  • I decided for the metallic I would use the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper paired with silver foil.  What a fun combination! Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst complete the color combination
  • For the texture I added silver embossing with the touches of texture stamp set. This was added to the Berry Burst background and to the large balloon
  • The sentiment is outlined with a banner border from Thoughful Banners.  Look how wonderfully the sentiment fits right in there!

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

A new live class registration is open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

Sign Up now!

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 [email protected]

 

Price: $110.00

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Beachy Little Christmas, Faux Ripped Edge technique, Heat Embossing, Silver Embossing Powder | 12 comments

Faux Riped Edge CASE….

One of the things I love most about the stamping community is how open everyone is  to sharing ideas and techniques.  There is a little thing called CASE which stands for copy and share everything!  We all pull ideas from each other.  I love that ❤…

Recently while scrolling through Facebook, I saw a super cool technique called Faux Ripped Edge. I knew right away I had to try it.  The person showing the technique was Patty Bennett! She is awesome by the way.  And has several cards on her blog showing this technique.

One of Patty’s cards is a beach scene. Which I had to CASE!!! I changed up the stamp set and s few colors. But, you can defiantly see Patty’s  beach scene in my card.  See Patty Bennett’s card here and a great video of the technique

I know from the moment I saw the holiday catalog I had to have Beachy Little Christmas.  This cite stamp set has everything you need to make fun beach themed Christmas Cards

Beachy Little Christmas

That palm tree with the lights is the cutest thing ever!!! And the hut is so adorable! But, my favorite image is the crab with the holly. How adorable

I love this card from the Holiday Catalog! It is super cute and shows all the fun ways to use the stamp set!!

  • I used three different coloring techniques.  The Faux Ripped Edge Technique, my Stampin’ Wright Markers (and a blender pen), and ink blending with a sponge brayer and sponge dabber
  • The Ripped Edge  technique uses glossy paper. Witch is quite different from working with whisper white or even shimmery white.  The ink sits on top of the paper and then slowly absorbs into the paper. So it my take you a few times to get it down right!
  • To do this technique you rip paper and use the edge as a guide to add ink directly from the ink pad to the glossy paper. I used Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, and Sahara Sand
  • The background is silver embossing with ink blended on top.
  • The last detail is the star and ribbon.  The star is from the Year of Cheer embellishments
  • The colors used were Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Sahara Sand and Wild Wasabi. There is a little Smoky Slate on the hut.  Can you see it???

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

This square card is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. The card base is Tempting Turquoise paper that is cut to be 5 1/2 by 11 inches. Then  score and burnish  at 5 1/2 inches on the 11 inch side. The layers are Real Red 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches, the wild wasabi layer 5 1/8 by 5 1\8 inches, the tilted Tempting Turquoise 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches, tilted Real Red 4 1/16 by 4 1/16 inches, the glossy white paper is 4 by 4 inches.

Here is a up close of the embossed layer!

I have a new class registration  open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

Sign Up now!

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 Beachy Little Christmas is such a fun twist on the Holidays!

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!!!

Below is a list of products used while maki this card! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

Happy Friday my friends! We have almost made it to another weekend! Yeeppie!!!!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Aqua Painters, Big Shot, Copper Embossing Powder, Global Design Project, Heat Embossing, InColors 2017, ink as watercolor, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Tranquil Tide, Watercolor, watercolor | 11 comments

Happy 100 to Global Design Project #gdp100

The Global  Design  Project  is celebrating  there 100th challenge!  I remember  how excited  I was when this challenge  started!  I was even more excited  to participate  in that very first challenge. Now, 100 challenges later we are all celebrating the designers.

Each designer designed a card.  Those of  us playing along, are picking a designer to case.  What fun! For today’s  card I picked my friend,  Brian  King! His clean line card is amazing. I love the pop of gold he used!!!

I love  the clean lines with the marbled background!  And the bold focal point is awesome!

I knew that I wanted to use a metallic as part of my focal point.  So, while thinking about what stamped I wanted to use I also thought  about what would look awesome  in metallic. I decided on a new stamp bundle in the  upcoming  Holiday  Catalog  (available  September 1) Pick a Pumpkin bundle is beautiful  and has a pumpkin in the dies I know  I wanted to guild! Perfect!

Pick A Pumpkin Bundle

I wanted  a basic  background  that would allow  the pumpkins and gourd to shine.  I went to my default  background  technique, and ,adequate a watercolor background!  I sed the ink refill for the watercolor.  Initially, I was just going to use two colors and make a soft background.  But, the watercolor  had something else in mind.  I love how the unexpected  addition  of Tempting  Turquoise is to this Pool Party and Tranquil Tide background.

Pool Party
Tranquil Tide
Tempting Turquoise

I have several pictures to share with you today .  They will show you the process  I used in making my watercolor  background.

 

The first step is to gather the supplies up that our will need!  You will need watercolor  paper, ink refills o your  choice, a aqua painter, versamark ink, a heat tool, and embossing powder.  I also used a clip board and some  painters tape.

Let’s talk  just a second about watercolor  paper. Watercolor  paper comes in three forms normally.  hot press, cold press, and rough.  Stampin’ Up! watercolor paper is cold press paper.  For this particular project I wanted a paper that had more tooth.  So, I pulled  out  some rough paper.  I am addicted  to watercolor  paper and use all three types.   Hot press is awesome for stamping because  it has a smother  surface  than the other two.  You  could make this card with Stampin’ Up! watercolor paper without any problem

The first thing I did was to tape off a border on the watercolor  paper. I used my grid paper to help lign it up straight. I did not really press down my tape  to the grid paper because,  I transferred the whole thing over to a clip board.

The next step  was to use my aqua painter to add water to the paper.

The next step, is to start adding color! I started off with Pool Party. I added a few drops of ink and water to a flat dish. Using  a aqua painter, I  added the color. I started with up and down strokes. Then dropped  in color in a few spots

At this point, I used my heat tool to dry the paper.  After each addition of color the paper was dried with a heat tool.  This added some harsh  lines between layers of color

The second  layer of color was Pool Party and Tranquil Tide.  The color was added in the same fashion.   By starting with up and down strokes, them dropping  in color.

Again,  I heat set the panel adding definition between  layers of color.

The final watercolor step was to add Tempting Turquoise  ink and Pool Party ink.  This layer was added with almost  a dry brush.  Again, using an up and down motion with the Tempting Turquoise.  Then I added a little  more water to my brush and added Pool Party ink.

Watercolor always looks it’s worst right before it looks good. So keep going and practice.  Practice is key in learning how watercolor works.  The final step is to heat set the watercolor  one last time. Carefully,  remove the tape.

After the watercolor panel is dry, it is time to add the copper  embossing.  To do this you will need embossing power,  versamark ink, and a heat tool

I used the edge of the versamark ink pad to add inkto the paper.  Then added the embossing powder.

At this point my embossing looked quite messy.  So, I  used a paint brush to swipe away any unwanted embossing powder.  Then used my heat tool to set the embossing.

I love the final results! The copper really adds a fun fall feel to the background.   It also brings in the copper guiding flakes used on the pumpkin.

I love to watercolor and don’t get the chance to use the rough paper very often.  I love the results of the inks on this paper.  The difference  in color  between  this panel  and the one on the card is that this one turned out darker.  That’s because,  I used less water in my ink dishes.  Also, no two watercolor panels will ever come out exactly  the same.

  • The images were stamped and die cut out. The small pumpkin in Peakaboo Peach. The gourd  in Bermuda bay.  The fun leafy flower thing in Tranquil Tide on Pool Party  paper.  The large leaf stem is die cut with Tranquil Tide paper. The small curly q is die cut with soft  suede paper
  • The large pumpkin is die cut out and has gilding added to it.  I used mostly copper. But, there is a little silver and gold also. I used whisper white paper and added the new adhesive sheets to both sides.  Then cut out the die. And added the leafing to one side.  The same process was used  for the large curly q
  • The card base is Soft Suede with a copper layer on top
  • The final steps was to decorate the envelope!

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Thank you for sticking with me through so many pictures! I know it was a lot, but I really wanted to share with you my process.  Hugs to you who stuck around!!!

Below os a list of products used. If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up!, products used, or today’s card feel free to contact me via email at [email protected]

 

Price: $110.00

I have a new class registration  open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

Sign Up now!

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 Pick a Pumpkin  bundle will no doubt be popular for fall crafting.  And because  it’s a bundle, you save 10% YEPPIE.

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!!!

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Won’t you join me in celebrating Global Design Project 100th challenge!!!! I hop hope each of you have an awesome day! Let’s all be creative  every day and share it with those around us! And just incase you are wondering who won the very first Global Design Project Challenge,  you can check it out here!

Peace-

Jennifer

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