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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 | 10 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 westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

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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

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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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Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Berry Burst, Definitely Dahlia, Global Design Project, Uncategorized | 2 comments

A fun color combination for GDP097

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.

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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 westsidepapercreations@gmail.com 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!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!! For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!

Below is a list of products used to make this card! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

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.

Peace and happiness-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Global Design Project | 5 comments

Butterflies and Dragonfies for Global Design Project #GDP088

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.  

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And just one final look at the Dragonfly die.

Thank you for stoping by on this lovely Saturday before Memorial Day.  Hope you are all enjoying time with friends and family! 

Peace & Much Love, 

Jennifer

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Cool Treats, Global Design Project, On Stage, Painters Palette, WCMD | 2 comments

Cool Treats for Global Design Project #061

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!!!!!

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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!

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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.

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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.

Painters Palette

Painters Palette

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!

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Is that not just the prettiest color combination!  I am not a huge fan of Sweet Sugarplum.  But, this combination has won me over.20161109_081841

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.  shareableimage_2_na

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!

Much Love,

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Global Design Project, Ready to Pop | 1 comment

Global DesignProject 45

The Global Design Project team has a great color challenge going in.  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, and Smokey Slate.   I love, love, love all the cards by the design team.   So be sure to hop over to Global Design Project to check out all there wonderful projects. This color combination is  so very happy!   Just seeing the color Melon Mambo makes me happy.  And you guys know I love Smokey Slate :>GDP045_Colour_Challenge

For my design I decided to go completely clean and simple.  Relying on this fabulous color combination to shine!  I have been trying to push myself into doing more 3-d projects.  Stampin’ Up! makes it really easy with the variety of boxes they provide for the big shot.  One of which is the new Popcorn Box.  This little box is perfect to treats of any kind.  It is extremely easy to put together….

Here is a little video by Stampin’ Up! all about the Popcorn Box

Seeing all those popcorn boxes lined up in all their glory makes me want fall to come with all of its Carmel popcorn, popcorn balls, and just wonderful popcorn watching football…..

Popcorn box

I kept things pretty simple with the actual box.  And used the coordinating stamp set to make that fabulous tag.    Now no popcorn box would be complete without a card to go along side….IMAG3491

The card features many of the same elements as the popcorn box and the tag.  This helps bring both the card and the box together as one .    I just love the new selections of washi tape.  I have been using them a lot to add little accents of color to cards.  The Melon Mambo washi is from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Washi TapePop of Pink Designer Wahsi Tape

Here is one last look at the two projects.  And I will have to say, just look how cute the two are together.  Just a little match made in heaven….IMAG3497

Bundle to save.  When you purchase the Ready to Pop bundle you are saving 10%  Think about all the cute little popcorn boxes you could make.  And the set is great for other projects as well!!  I am compleatly in love with the little rick rack die!!!  I know I will be using him a lot!!!!

Ready to Pop Bundle

Ready to Pop Bundle

Remember to hop over to Global Design Project and check out all there creations.  There is loads of inspiration over there for you!

Much Love,

Jennifer

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