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Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Christmas, Distinktive stamps, Lemon Lime Twist, Stylish Christmas, Stylish Christmas | 0 comments

Season’s Greeting to a modern holiday

This is always the time of year I start thinking about making Holiday Cards!  This is my little jump-start that always saves me when It gets down to the time to send Christmas Cards!  One of my most wanted stamps is the new to me, Stylish Christmas Stamp Set! This stamp is made using the new distinktive style of rubber stamps.  This means you get lots of detail from the stamp!!! I love wood mounted stamps!! So, I was super excited that Stampin’ Up! Came up with this new way to really bring out the awesomeness of rubber stamps!!! Today’s card features the greeting from this set for a clean and modern holiday card.

Stylish Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Stylish Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set

The Creative Way – A Product Feature

This month’s The Creative Way is all about the color Granny Apple Green.  This color is so fun and full of life!! I choose this particular green cause it is perfect any time of the year!!! Today’s card happens to be a Christmas Card, but change the sentiment and a little stamping you could have a fun Summer or Spring time Birthday Card. Even better and use the basic design for a nice masculine card!!! The possibilities are quite fun to think about!  I’m going to share with you a card that uses a fun color combination!  And how you can get a very modern card.  Then, tomorrow I will be sharing a stepped up version of the card that will open the possibilities up even more!!!

The color combination is based upon the fact that Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green are two different tones of one color. Without getting two deep…basically, they are the same color. Lemon Lime Twist is a lighter shade of Granny Apple Green.  They are both yellow-greens better know as Chartreuse. This color was give the name Chartreuse because it resembles a French liqueur of the same name.  Anywhoo, The third color Shaded Spruce was chosen because it was what looked good to me visually with the other two colors. Old Olive would have worked as well and would have been a darker version of the yellow-green pallet

Modern Christmas Card

  • This card was quite simple to make with a little masking, ink blending, and heat embossing
  • The green stripes were made by masking off sections of the card panel. Then using the sponge brayer to add the ink.
  • To add ink with the sponge brayer you want to start with light pressure and build the color up
  • The smaller stripes are a combination of two colors.  One is Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green .  The other is Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce
  • The final step was to add the heat embossing in Gold
  • The card base is the New Merry Merlot.

Without giving you too much more color theory, Merry Merlot was chosen as the card base because it is a complimentary color to the yellow-greens uses.  This basically means the card base makes the colors of the card pop!!!  It also means that they are across from each other on the color wheel. Well, now that I have sufficiently board you with color theory, 😬 I hope you will stop back by tomorrow and see how I step this card up a bit!

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

We will turn this classically modern card into a fresh up to date card with a modern vibe….


There are a few Stampin’ Up! specials this month. One is a Designer Series Paper Sale that is quite special!! Buy 3 get one FREE!!

Sale

The second is for those who Join Stampin’ Up!!  Everyone who Joins Stampin’ Up! to save on their favorite stamps, inks, and papers will receive a FREE family of inks!!! That’s 10 ink pads for FREE! How awesome is that???

Special


The Creative Way – A Product Feature

I adore sharing with you guys all about one product each month! This months feature product is the color Granny Apple Green!! I love the modern fresh feel of this awesome color!!! To see more about Granny Apple Green check out this month’s first post in the Series!

Day 2


Thank you for stopping by today and spending a little time with me!  I always enjoy sharing my thoughts with you guys!! Always feel free to contact me if you ever have questions about anything you see here at Westside Paper Creations.  Go and find a moment to be creative my friends!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Love What You Do, May Flowers Die, Occasions Catalog 2018, Petal Palette, Share What You Love, Tranquil Tide | 0 comments

CAS(E)This Sketch 271 take two…

Saturday I shared a card with you that was designed from this weeks CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. I promised you a second look at my card design with a stepped up version.  Todays is the day!!! I love how this sketch lends itself to a card that has a very clean look. Yet, at the same time you can use it as a base for a more textured layered card!

CAS(E) This Sketch

Check out Saturday’s card here

Petal Palette and Share What You Love meet for CAS(E) This Sketch

I think my absolute favorite bundle from the Occasions Catalog is the Petal Palette Bundle!  I adore the stamp set! And the coordinating dies are amazing!!

Petal Palette Bundle

Petal Palette Bundle

This bundle is going away at the end of May which saves you 10%.  But,  both the stamp set and dies will be available in the Annual Catalog, just not as a Bundle.  So, If you want this awesome set get it now!

The Share What You Love got to have it all Bundle (only available in May) has the most beautiful paper in it!  It is the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love how well the paper works with the Petal Palette Bundle!

Share What You Love

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

Is it not gorgeous!!!  I can not tell you how beautiful this paper is in real life!!! I also really like the fact that you get 4 each of 6 double-sided designs. That’s 24 sheets of Specialty Paper!  This makes it the perfect choice for any large projects!!

Best Wishes for CAS(E) This Sketch #271

  • The basic card design is still the same.
  • Adding texture to the card brings a little added interest to the focal point of the sentiment and bird
  • The final touch was adding the pearls

Best Wishes

  • The bird is stamped with Tranquil Tide on Petal Pink (A new Subtles Color).
  • The doilie is colored with a Mint Macaroon (my current favorite color) Stampin’ Wright Marker
  • The vellum leaf is from the May Flowers Framelits Dies.

Of course if I am stepping the card up, then I must have a pretty envelope!  For the envelope I used the Love What You Do Stamp Set!  It is included in the Share What You Love Bundle.

Love What You Do

Love What You Do Stamp Set

I used the small flowers, the little leaf, and the small dot to mimic the flowers from the Share What You Love paper.

Best Wishes Card and Envelope

  •  The flowers were stamped in Basic Black.  Then with a blender pen color was haphazardly added to the flowers using Old Olive.  I will be honest with you, I’m not real good with a blender pen. But, it worked perfectly for this!!!
  • Then in Tranquil Tide the leaves were added.
  • The dots are stamped in Mint Macaroon
  • And as a last-minute thought I added more leaves in Tranquil Tide.  Only this time stamping off twice before stamping on the envelope. This did two things.  It filled in some blank spaces.  And it gave some depth to the Stamping

I know this post was kinda long!  Thanks for sticking all the way through it with me!

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

To learn more about the different bundles check out this video!

 


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


Enjoy your Day! I will be back tomorrow with another instalment of The Creative Way!!! Stay cool and live creatively!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Big Shot, Black embossing powder, Heat Embossing, ink as watercolor, Lemon Lime Twist, Rooted In Nature, The Creative Way, The Creative Way -May 2018 | 2 comments

Rooted in Nature Thinking of You Card

Yesterday, I shared my version of a masculine card using the Rooted In Nature stamp set and Faux Batik technique. Today’s card is a softer more feminine card using a simple watercolor background and the same set! Thinking of you cards can be the hardest to make.  A soft watercolor wash seems to give a soothing fell along with a soothing color palette.

The Creative Way – A Product Feature – Rooted In Nature

This month for The Creative Way I am sharing projects made with the Rooted In Nature Stamp set!  This set will be available in June 2. I have so enjoyed working with the awesome stamp set.  Rooted In Nature is available as a Bundle which saves you 10%  The bundle includes coordinating dies!! How cool is that!!! You can join me Every Monday & Friday for The Creative Way – A Product Feature. Any yes, I know today is Tuesday!  It is a bonus day!  Yeppie!!!!

Nature

Rooted In Nature Bundle

I love watercolor backgrounds.  They are a quick way to add so much interest to a card!  Plus there’s like a million ways (techniques) that you can use to create fun watercolor backgrounds.  When I pull out watercolor supplies I normally end up making a bunch of backgrounds.  Mainly because I love the process of just sitting and trying different things till I’m content.  Also, it gives me a starting point for so many projects if I have a few watercolored papers hanging around. The other thing is watercolor always, always, always looks it’s worse right before it looks nice or pretty.  And wet always looks way worse than dry.  I can’t tell you how many prices of watercolor I have pulled out of the trash because I threw them away wet.  And once they were dry, I decided that’s not so horrible.  One of my favorite colors to use for watercolor is Tempting Turquoise (Retiring).  I just adore this color when it is combined with water! So, I wanted to make sure I used it on a card before it was gone!

Thinking of you card using Rooted In Nature

  • The watercolor was very simply done with ink refills and a aqua painter using Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise
  • I worked Tempting Turquoise from one end to the middle. And Bermuda Bay from the other to the middle . Letting the two cross and blend.  This makes a very easy gradient wash.
  • After the initial color dried, I splattered Lemon Lime Twist on the background
  • The Leaves from Rooted In Nature were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaroon, and Bermuda Bay. The die cut with the coordinating dies.
  • The Sentiment heat embossed with black embossing powder on vellum
  • The final step was to add some texture with the Sliver Thread and Nature’s Poem Twine (Mint Macaroon)

I love envelopes decorating! So I decided to add the leaves to the envelope!!!

Envelope decorated with Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

  • Using the same colors as the card, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaroon, and Lemon Lime Twist the leaves were randomly stamped on the envelope flap
  • To protect the envelope front while stamping the flap, I used A piece of masking paper (Avery removable labels 6465)
  • The finishing touch was to add a few leaves to the front of the envelope

Thinking of you

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

  I hope you have enjoyed seeing this bonus card for The Creative Way!!  I have so enjoyed sharing Rooted In Nature with you! Also seriously, the Tempting Turquoise ink is amazing for watercolor!! If you like this look I highly suggest you purchase it now!!

The first post in The Creative Way  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!

For Day 4


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


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 great Tuesday!  As always if you have any questions about today’s card or any paper crafting project you have seen here at Westside Paper Creations feel free to contact me!  Tomorrow is the Inking Royalty Blog Hop!! So, I hope each of you will be back for that fun day!!  Go and live creatively my friends!

Peace-

 

Jennifer

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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!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Petal Palette, Share What You Love, Tranquil Tide | 3 comments

CAS(E) This Sketch 271

CAS(E) This Sketch

CAS(E) This Sketch has a great card design for this week.  I love the simplicity of the sketch! It has a wonderful graphic fell that lends itself quite beautifully to a clean and beautiful style of card making!

 

CAS(E) This Sketch

Share What You Love

The Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (146388)  is beautiful.  I love the perlized look of the paper. Also, it is Specialty paper so it is thicker!  Witch makes it perfect for all your paper crafting needs!

Share What You Love

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

This paper will be available in the upcoming Annual Catalog!  But, you can get your hands on it now in the Got To Have It All Bundle which is part of a special early release of the Share What You Love Suite!

When I first saw the sketch and was thinking about what to do, I knew the Share What You Love  paper was perfect!  This paper is so beautiful that I really did not want to cover it up much.   Also, Brian King’s card (from the design team) was a great source of inspiration for me.   You can see Brian’s card and the rest of the design team’s cards at CAS(E) This Sketch.  I loved how he used a tree for his vertical line in the sketch!  I wanted to do something similar.  So, I thought about flowers and leaves.  This is what made me reach for the Petals and More Thinlit Dies (145655)!

Petals And More Thinlit Dies

That’s when I decided to use the thin delicate die in this set.. These dies coordinate with the Petal Palette Stamp Set (145785) .  Even better they are avavailable a bundle (145973)  through May! This saves you 10%!!!  I promise you will be reaching for them all the time!!! And they coordinate with so much more than just each other!

CAS(E) This Sketch 271

  •  The details die cut is from Petals and More Thinlits Died.  They were easily stacked using the Adhesives Sheets on the back of the Mint Macaroon.  This made it quick to stack on top of the Tranquil Tide
  • The Label is from the same sets of dies
  • The card base is the new Petal Pink!  It is the most wonderful peachy pink.

Next week, I will be sharing a stepped up version of this card!  So, be on the lookout for that!

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

To learn more about the different bundles check out this video!

 


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

 


I know you want to go over to CAS(E) This Sketch to see all the wonderful cards by the Design Team!  Happy Saturday!! I know you all have lots of fun planned. Have a great day!  Go and live creatively my friends

Peace-

Jennifer

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