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Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Blueberry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Faux Batik, Rooted In Nature, The Creative Way, The Creative Way -May 2018, Tranquil Textures, Tranquil Tide | 1 comment

Rooted In Nature Faux Batik

The Creative Way – A Product Feature

May’s The Creative Way – A Product Feature is all about Rooted In Nature Stamp Set! I have really enjoyed creating with this set. It lends itself to techniques (including Faux Batik, sweek), different styles, and is beautiful!!! What more can you ask for out of a stamp set!!

The first post in this series shares a lot of my thoughts about the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature’s Poem Suite that Rooted In Nature  is apart of! You can find that post here

For day 2! 

For Day 3!

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Faux Batik

Today’s card features a very unique technique, Faux Batik.  I love this technique so very much. And today I added so little extra to the technique!  By adding heat embossing to the finished Batik. Making masculine cards are a challenge for me.  I love flowers, stripes, colors, and other girl things.  The Rooted In Nature (146479) stamp set makes masculine cards a breeze!!

Faux Batik is quite simple.  There are a few steps but, each one is easy enough!  The first step is to pick your stamp.  The second thing you want to do is heat emboss the image onto a piece of tissue paper. Then, layer the tissue paper over shimmery white paper.  Using a baby while add ink to the tissue paper.  Pressing down making sure the tissue is thoroughly inked.  Then gently lift the tissue to reveal the batik image.

A all occasions card featuring Faux Batik for The Creative Way

  • The first step was to do the Faux Batik.  For the Batik I used Tranquil Tide and Blueberry Bushel. You can learn more about this process here.
  • After finishing the Faux Batik process I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp and heat emboss the tree.  This is what give the light shadow around the image.  The embossing is copper.
  • The next step was to add texture!  Copper Thread, Blueberry Bushel paper, leaves, and Leaves Trinkets (146343)
  • The final step was to add a strip of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (146331)  and Copper Foil (142020)

Did you notice that the card base was the new Merry Merlot! This awesome color was added to the neutrals collection!  I adore this new neutral!  I have so enjoyed sharing. Rooted In Nature with you during May’ The Creative Way! 

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment 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

Share What You Love Bundle

  • 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

The Faux Batik technique is loaded of fun!  You can learn more about the technique here.  Then you can see other cards featuring the technique here, here, and here.  If you give this technique a try please tag me on social media or share via email. I would love to see what you create! #westsidepapercreations

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

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products


Have a amazing Monday!  I hope each of you have a moment to be creative!



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Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Coloring Tools 2017, In Colors 2018-2020, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Let the good times roll - April 2018, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Stampin' Blends, We must celebrate | 25 comments

We must celebrat the good times….

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s hops are themed around some of our favorite songs. Today’s hop is pulls inspiration from B.B. King’s song “Let the Good Times Roll.” How fun is that?! We’ve created projects that either feature images with wheels (cards, wagons, bikes) or celebrate good times. We are excited to share our projects with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

We all have those friends that make us laugh, smile, and generally feel better when we are around them. The we must celebrate stamp set honors those friends . The ones you have the most fun with.  Those that are in your tribe every step of the way!!

We Must Celebrate Stamp Set

We Must Celebrate Stamp Set

These critters are the best of friends . And you can just tell the party is going to be awesome!!!   That memory are about to be made ?

We must celebrate

  • The critters are stamped in memento tuxedo black .This is a Stampin’ Blends friendly ink.
  • The confetti was stamped in smoky slate .I stamped it twice before re-inking
  • Then I used the Stampin’ Blends to color everything in
  • The shadows in the grass are dark old olive pounced into the very saturated light old olive grass .
  • The sky was quit a challenge . Just keep at it .Eventually, you will end up with something you like .Mine is still very streaky . But, by adding different colors it kinda looks like clouds in the sky.
  • The banners are two of the new In Colors – Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch.

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

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:


  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  11. Imogene Thomas at
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  15. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  16. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  17. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

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

The Clarence Rack was restocked this week!  Lots of fun products up to 60% off!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hopalong to the next stop on the blog hop, Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!



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