I have not participated in an online challenge in a very long time! So, when I saw this weeks Global Design Project color challenge I knew it was time to participate! The colors for the challenge are Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and Mellon Mambo. This fun summer color combination will make you wish for bright flowers, limeade, and a pool!!
Does this fun color combination not scream Summer!! I know you are nodding yes!!! Yes it does!! Be sure to check out the fabulous creations by the Design Team!!! They sure are full of talent!!!
I was super excited to see a new frame stamp set in the upcoming Annual Catalog! Swirly Frames Stamp Set (146519) has circles, rectangles, and a square. I love the whimsical feel!
Swirly Frames was paired it with the Varied Vases (146644) and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper! (45589)
Tuesday I shared a super sweet card that featured the Varied Vases Stamp Set! If you happen to miss it! Here you go!
I have really enjoyed the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. One of my favorite things is to color the paper with Stampin’ Blends.
I used my pool party light and dark. Then because I did not have Lemon Lime Twist in a Stampin’ Blend, I used Chartreuse and Lime Peal in Prismacolor.
The circle frame was Stamped in Melon Mambo. Then die cut with one of the Layering Circles. And backed with a Pool Party Scalloped Circle from the same Layering Dies
The flower was stamped in Basic Black. The stamped with the fill in stamp in Melon Mambo after stamping off once
The final step was to add the sweet sentiment! I just think this font is the most adorable ever…
I love decorating envelopes! For this one I added the sweet flower in stair step fashion on one side!
Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is retiring! It is going to be hard not to reach for this paper all the time! Make sure you get it before it is gone! It is perfect if you like to color, like bold graphic feel, or just love black and white patterns!!
Petal Passion Designer Series Paper
Other petal passion cards can be seen here and here
The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time.
Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
If you would like to see Cards with this bundle click here and here
Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!
Summer is quickly approaching! I hope this fun color combination puts you in the mood for all the upcoming summer paper crafting projects ahead!!! Be sure you stop by Global Design Project to see the designs team projects and all those who are playing along. Thanks for stopping by! I will be back Friday with an all new instalment of The Creative Way – A Product Feature! I hope each of you have a moment today to be creative.
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.
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!
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]
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!!!
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!
The Global Design Project has a great color combination for us this week. It is Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi, and Crumb Cake. Be sure you hop over to Global design Project and see all the fab. inspiration the design team has for us this week! I think you will be quite impressed with what they came up with. Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom and see all the wonderful creations by those playing along.
This lovely color combination is quite vestal. And should be kept in mind for all seasons. It makes beautiful summer flowers, awesome fall leaves, and would be wonderful for a modern Christmas Card!
I decided to pull out a stamp I had not used in a while. Defiantly Dahlia. This is a large background stamp that is us
I thought berry burst would be the perfect color for this sweet flower! And of course, I made another square card with it!!! I paired the Dahlia with a sentiment in the Climbing Orchids stamp set. I made three versions of the card for y’all today. The first two are the Global Design color combination. The third was a happy accident ?
The Dahlia was stamped in Berry Burst on Shimmery White paper. You can’t really tell in the picture. But, this paper gives the stamped images a beautiful finish.
The thinking of you was stamped in Wild Wasabi.
The third step was to add the layers and ribbon
The Dahlia was stamped in Berry Burst again.
Then I used a baby wipe to add texture to the flower.
Next using another baby wipe I added Crumb Cake.
The Dahlia was stamped in Basic Gray. You can see little spots of Berry Burst. That’s because I did not clean my stamp before reinking. I was planning on using Berry Burst, but picked up Basic Gray.
This one was so pretty just the way it was. That I decided to keep it extra simple and not add a bow
I really love how the Basic Gray picks up the detail of this stamp
The final cards are 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. The Shimmery white layer is 4 1/8 by 4 1/8. Then each layer is built out from there. The two Wild Wasabi cards the layers are 4 1/8 , 4 3/8, 5, and the 5 1/2 card base. The Basic Gray card layers are 41/8, 41/4, 5, and the 5 1/2 card base.
I would love for you to join my team. My stamping friends are the best. When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team. But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty! The best stamping community around!!! Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!! So want you join me now???? If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] Join in July, get Free products!!! Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks. Exclusive to Christmas in July!!
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Below is a list of products used to make this card! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at [email protected]
Thank You for visiting today! I have enjoyed share with you so much! Hears hoping that each of you have a wonderful day filled with the things you love the most. And lets all find a little time to be creative.
The challenge this week over at Global Design Project is a case the Designer Challenge. They are CASEing one of my favorite card designers Shawn de Oliveira. His work is both awesome and amazing. I love the slimpisity at witch he aproaches card design!!! So, I knew I had to play along…
Shawn used a pastel colors and made them pop with gold!!! He also left lots of white space. That gives a clean and fresh feel to the card! I’m not really good at this. I like to fill up spaces with color or something. But, most of the time less is more!! This is one of the thing I love most about his work. His use of white….
I decided that I would use a butterfly and a dragonfly as focal points. And instead of pink and gold…I would use pale blue and sliver.
One of the things I am most excited about in the upcoming catalog is that Stampin’ Up! is introducing embossing paste. I love using embossing paste on cards! It is such a fun way to add demention and texture.
I use a silicone craft sheet (Stampin’ Up!) and add a little embossing paste right on top. Then a few drops of re-inker. Using a pallete knife to mix tge two together. When I am through, I just wash the craft sheet off…easy peasy
The colors are Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Smoky Slate
After mixing the color into the ink then you just use youe knife to add the embossing paste to the card.
You will want to alow time for this to completely dry. I normally leave mine several hours before finishing the card
The dragonfly and butterfly are both die cuts.
I added several layers of silver embossing by adding versa mark ink, silver embossing powder, and then heat embossing. Repeating till I was happy.
These eavh have 3 to 4 layers of embossing.
The thin silver layer is done with heat embossing as well
Here is a close-up of the embossing paste
Don’t you just love all that texture??? And a close-up of the embossed die cut…I love the layered embossing look.
I hope you will hop over to Global Design Project and see all the wonderful projects the design team created CASEing my friend Shawn.
Over the weekend I attended On Stage local for Stampin’ Up! in Atlanta. We had a great time. Seeing new products, and sharing ideas with each other. I love my time with my Stamping Friends. They always make me fill so loved. And I can truly say, that you could never have met a nicer group of people. I was super excited to meet some of my online friends. And they are even more Awesome and Amazing in person!!!! The only thing that makes me sad about the weekend is that I did not get the chance to talk to everyone I wanted to. Maybe, next time.
On Friday, I attended the WCMD event hosted by Brian King and Pam Morris. They did a fabulous job with the event. Everything was so well-organized. Several people presented demonstrations on everything from 3-D projects to watercolor. I really learned some amazing tips and tricks that I will be sharing soon. I have already started trying a few of the watercolor tips. Speaking of watercolor, have you heard. Stampin’ Up! is introducing watercolor pencil in the Occasions Catalog. I can not wait to have watercolor pencil in Stampin’ Up! colors. Yeppie!!!!!
This is my new friend Bobby. She is a delightful soul. She just jumped right in and joined our little group. I really enjoyed getting to know her a little bit!
Though Kim and I are in the same town. We don’t get to stamp together as often as I would like. It was fun to have two days with her stamping, chatting, and of course lots of laughter.
I just adore any time with My Pam. Yes she is MINE! I have claimed her so, it is just your bad…. Pam is so full of life and that rubbed off on all of those around her! I already miss her and I’m looking forward to the next time we can have some good times together!
I totally missed getting pictures with a few people who I just loved getting to see. I had to give my friend Robbye a hug every time I saw her. She is such a light! And I had so much fun rooming with Imogene. We had a great trip getting to know each other better. I really loved rooming with her. Next time, we will have to get pictures. Some how, I did not get pictures with Brian or Shawn. I know right???? How did that happen???? And there are so many others….
My card today will be going to Brian as a thank you for such a wonderful weekend. I always love to see how God works in my life. And when I joined Stampin’ Up! under Brian, I just knew from the first conversation that we were ment to be in each others lives. He brings out a side of me that most people do not get to see. His energy wears off on all those around him! I can’t even begin to express how much our friendship means. I used the sentiment from Painter’s Palette. “Our friendship is a work of art” . This is exactly how I feel about Brian.
I paired this with one of the stamp sets from the up coming Occasions catalog. Cool Treats. This is a set that is ment to build ice cream cones and popsicle. How much fun is that! I used three of the cone bases to creat a fun and bright patterned background. The color inspiration is from this weeks Global Design Challenge. It has been a while sence I participated in a challenge. But, this color combination was just to good to pass by. Be sure to hop over to Global Design Project to check out all the amazing talented designers!
Is that not just the prettiest color combination! I am not a huge fan of Sweet Sugarplum. But, this combination has won me over.
I really love the combination of the two fonts for the sentiment!
This card was quite easy to make. I just stamped the background and then popped it up on layers of color. Everything, looks better on layers of color. Then I stamped the sentiment and layered it up. Do you see the trend??? Layers good!!! Finally, I added a little ribbon for another touch of color.
Stampin’ Up! is having a great sale on stamp set that coordinate with the all new Stitched Shapes Framelits. 25% off. That’s a Big Deal!!!! So be sure to check it out.
These dies are amazing! I can not wait to use mine! As soon as Mr. UPS delivers them to me. I will be doing my happy dance and making something with these little jewels. I love that Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off stamp sets during November. Just in time for all the last-minute holiday crafting. Fun Fun!
I hope each of you have a great and amazing day! I would love to hear your thoughts or questions! I will be back soon with more inspiration for you. And, I still have a few more pictures to share with you from On Stage Atlanta. And be sure to stop by Global Design Project. They are truly amazing group!
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