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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

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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 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 westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

Price: $110.00

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 | 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

 

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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Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Berry Burst, Heat Embossing, ink as watercolor, Magical Mermaid, powder Pink, Silver Embossing Powder, Tranquil Tide | 2 comments

Mermaid Dreams …

Saturday I got the opportunity to stamp with some friends. I love it when we get the chance to get together and learn from each other. We worked on learning a few new techniques. We worked on making faux Lenin three different ways. The first two were very similar techniques. The third though, used tissue paper to make a background. This technique did not (for me) really turn out looking like Lenin. Thought, I will keep it in my stash. Because, it is beautiful. We had fun stamping and creating backgrounds for future cards. I loved all the chatting and catching up, it is always the best part!

There is a beautiful stamp set in the annual catalog that will have you dreaming of mermaids… The Magical Mermaid stamp set is just one of the most gorgeous sets I have ever seen. The mermaid is so perfectly drawn and lends its self to all sorts of coloring. Especially, watercolor!

Magical Mermaid

The Stampin’ Up! samples for this set are just so perfect. They used the little mini mermaid for gift tag. How cute would that be for a pool party or beach party. It is paired with a card that is watercolors that brings all the magic of the mermaid to life.

I love how clean and fresh these samples are. They are just so awesome! The stamp set is so pretty that it takes so very little effort to make it look amazing! And as stampers we love this!

  • For the background Take a piece of tissue paper and stamp all over it with a “texture like stamp” I used the stamp that had little crabs and shells mixed with sand and the dotted texture stamp that is like water bubbles. The crab and shells stamp I stamped in Pool Party. The Texture stamp I stamped in Tranquil Tide
  • At this point you take the tissue paper and wad it up into a ball. Then un-wad it. This adds lots of texture to the tissue paper
  • Then I started to decide on a background color to admire my tissue paper to. This is when, I decided that the pool party stamping really did not show up on the tissue paper. So, I sat a few minutes and decide to re-stamp the crabs and shells in versamark and use silver embossing powder. this turned out beautifully, but you really can’t tell that they are crabs and shells
  • The next step is to add the sea weed in Tranquil Tide
  • I decided to use Bermuda Bay as my background. I added glue from a glue stick to the front on the panel and adhered the tissue to that. Then flipped it over and attached the tissue to the back of the panel
  • The next step was to and silver embossing to the edges of the panel and to the Berry Burst layer with the texture stamp.
  • On a piece of shimmery white paper silver emboss the Mermaid. Then using Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, and Peekaboo Peach watercolor the mermaid with a aqua painter.
  • Then after the mermaid is dry, fussy cut the mermaid out.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst on shimmery white and layered with an embossed sliver layer and Tranquil Tied.
  • The sentiment and the mermaid are popped up with dimensionals
  • And finally add a few metallic enamel shapes.

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

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

 

I so enjoyed making this card. It was loads of fun learning something new. And then making it work for something totally different is just part of the awesomeness of the learning process. I so enjoy sharing with you guys! I hope that you have a great day and find some moment to be creative!
Peace & Happiness-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Christmas In July, Fabulous Flamingo, Flirty Flamingo, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Lemon Lime Twist, Pop off Paradise | 21 comments

Christmas in July for Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop!  It’s Christmas in July, and today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by … you guessed it … Christmas!  What fun!  Although Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog will be released to demonstrators this week (we can’t wait to share that with you), our Annual Catalog is filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make Christmas special.  We are excited to share our creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I am so loving all the Christmas products in the annual catalog! We have several stamps that carried over from last year’s holiday catalog. They are wonderful stamp set and I am so glad that they stayed around. I adore Flurry of Wishes, Christmas Pines, and Father Christmas just to name a few Then there are two new stamp sets that are just awesome! Merry Mistletoe and Nature Sings. There are a few other stamps that work well for the Holidays like At Home, Wats of Occasions, and Colorful Seasons. The stamp set I am loving the most right now for the Holidays is Carols of Christmas. It is being released in August! And it is awesome. The is set pairs with the card front builder dies! They are amazing as well. You can get this set now for FREE! When you join Stampin’ Up! In July. (more about this at the bottom of my post)

Carols of Christmas

Today I paired this with two stamps that are not Christmas related. But, end up making a fun and festive card. Fabulous Flamingo and Pop of Paradise. Both of these sets have one thing in common. Flamingos!!! I love Flamingos! They are just beautiful creatures.

Fabulous Flamingos Stamp Set

I Love this summery stamp set.  Click here to see another card featuring this stamp set.

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set

This was one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2016 Annual Catalog.  I am so very happy that it is back for another year.   Click here to see another card featuring this stamp set.

 

 

  • I stamped the flamingo from Fabulous Flamingo in Archival Basic Grey.  Then created a watercolor wash around the flamingo with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The first layer was done with a really light wash of color.  Then I went back and added a second layer of color in some places.
  • The next step was to stamp the inside of the flaming in Flirty Flamingo
  • Then using a exact-o knife I made two slits and added the felt scarf using glue dots to keep the scarf in place.
  • The final touches was the sentiment, bakers twine, and the little holly cluster.  This is from the Carols of Christmas set.  I used Lemon Lime Twist marker and Flitry Flaming marker and colored the image then stamped it.

I love how this card came out so clean and simple.  It really is just fun to step out from time to time and experiment and see what you can come up with.  The second card.  I used the Flamingos from the Pop of Paradise stamp set and the ornaments from Carols of Christmas to create a little Christmas scene.  This reminds me of a big city Christmas window display.

  • This card was done in layers.  Each image was stamped with either Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, or Perfect Plum.
  • The second step was to then stamp each image with versa mark and heat embossed with clear embossing Powder.  Then Heat embossing each image.
  • The third step was to add the watercolor wash in Lemon Lime Twist
  • Then for a little interest I  stamped the Lemon Lime Twist and Perfect Plum ornaments a second time.  And die cut them out.  After die cutting them, I added them on top of the existing ornaments.  Either directly or by popping them up with a mini dimensional
  • The felt scarfs are add just like the other card.  I cut little slits in the paper to feed the felt through.  Then using glue dots to keep the scarfs in place.

I really enjoyed creating these whimsical Christmas Card.  It is always fun to look at your stamps and come up with something different.  I love looking at Instagram getting ideas for cards.  I have seen a few other cards similar to this which gave me the idea to try something different with these flamingos.

If you would like to see more of my adventures with stamping.  I would love for you to check out my Instagram.   I have been posting all month-long Christmas Cards for my Christmas in July theme.  You can fallow me at @westsidepaper

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

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopCandy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

 

​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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

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

 

Supply List

I hope you guys are enjoying the blog hop.  I am super excited to see what all my Royal friends have instore for us today!  I know it is going to be awesome!!!  Let’s all go and be creative….
Peace & Love my friends-

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.

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

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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