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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

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 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 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 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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Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Berry Burst, InColors 2017, ink as watercolor, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Ink play with color insperation from Hacking the Color Wheel #hackingthecolorwheel

I hope each of you had a wonderful 4th of July! I spent my day working on a “mood” color swatch journal.  I actually made the journal. I have not put the cover on it yet. But, I have the pages bound together. And journal a little.  I am taking an art journaling class that is all about the Color Wheel. The class has been lots of fun! And I am learning so much. #hackingthecolorwheel. Today’s card is the result of my first page color combination in the journal.  This color combination is from a magazine page the teacher was using.  Hacking the Color Wheel is tought by Kiala Girehand and a whole host of other artist. This lesson was taught by Sherry Canino.  You can check out class info at Kiale Girehand 

Color inspiration in art journal

  • I love how combining ink colors we can make new shades that blend with existing colors
  • I’m not a big muted color fan. But, the green grey created by mixing smoky slate and crushed curry
  • Colors can create a certain mood. The magazine page that this combination was pulled from was a yoga pose in front of mountains. With splashes of bright color. The mood energizing..

  • The card base is ink smeared on a block with very little water. Then sliding the block across watercolor paper to create a textured pattern.
  • I cut off most of the Smoky Slate. But, you get a few hints of it in the green created when it mixed with Crushed Curry
  • The Berry Burst stands out as the star of the show!!!!
  • this card is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. (cut paper so that it is 11 by 5 1/2 and then score at 5 1/2 inches on the 11 inch side) The berry burst layer is 5 by 5. And the inked layer is 1/8th inch less
  • I adore using the Just add Text stamp set!  It is perfect for all the beautiful backgrounds you make!!!

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 in making this card! If you have any questions feel free to comment below.

Supply List

Thank You so much for stopping by today!  It is always a wonderful day when I get to share with you.  Have an awesome day and find a little time to be creative!
Peace and love-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Berry Burst, Color Me Happy, Colorful Seasons, Copper Embossing Powder, Embossing, Fresh Fig, Heat Embossing, InColors 2017, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Lemon Lime Twist, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, powder Pink, Silver Embossing Powder, Tranquil Tide | 6 comments

Color Me Happy Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June 2017 Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s 2017-2019 In Colors – Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide.  What an amazing collection of new colors!  We are excited to share our creations with these new colors.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.  Hi Lisa and Louise !!! Thanks for joining us 😍 I’m a huge fan and your creativity is amazing! Hugs…

Back several years ago, more than what I would like to admit. My Yoga teacher would play part of the Gray’s Anatomy soundtrack while we were practicing.  Believe it our not, It actually is a great soundtrack for your yoga practice. Back then I did not watch a  lot of Gray’s Anatomy because, “the other” did not really care for it.  So the songs came associated with peace, relaxation, and hard work.  You know that moment at the end of the Yoga class when you are laying on your mat.  You made it through it and everything is right in the world.  Just for that moment….when you just breath… Later on I decide that I would watch Gray’s when “the other” had already gone to bed.  That way I could enjoy my Gray’s.   Now I am one of those freaks who marathon watch Gray’s from season 1 to the end. Because, how else do you watch Gray’s????  Try it sometime, it is hours of entertainment.  And each time you watch it you will be drawn to a different character… And besides, what else is there to watch this time of year???   I love me some Gray’s Anatomy.  That being said,   I just had to have this sentiment in the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  It completely reminds me of everything I love about Yoga and it makes me think “I got this” and to keep breathing…

The New InColors are just amazing!!! I love each and every one of them.  The Powder Pink is just soft and wonderful.  I discovered a little color combination in making these cards,  I will be keeping in the back of my mind.  Powder Pink and Smoky Slate are AMAZING together.

Two Other really great color combinations I found were Powder Pink ink blended with Berry Burst.  Then Lemon Lime Twist ink blended with Tranquil Tide is AWESOME!!!! Beautifulness together…

These cards were quick and easy. A little stenciling with the new Pattern Party Decorative Mask.  I just adore this circle mask.  It has a kinda bohemian feel to it that pairs perfectly with the stencil.  The bold pattern makes it easy to create a quick and easy focal point.  I love how the sponge brayer lays color down with this mask.  It really makes it so much fun to uses stencils when you have the right tool for the job.  I am working on making a set with each new InColor.  I got all the stenciling done to make a set of 8 of each color done last night.  Tonight, I will add the embossing to each.  Then put them together and decorate the envelopes to match.    I did finish one of each so that you could see all the Pretty new InColors.

When I first started using Berry burst, I decided that it belonged with the purples.  But, the more I use it the more reddish it becomes.  It defiantly is not red…But, It’s not purple.  Magenta??? Maybe?  What I do know is that this color is beautiful.  I keep reaching for it over and over and over….  The powder Pink is soft and so sweet of a color.  After stenciling with it, I love the color.  It will be perfect for those true girly cards.  This soft pink was so muted.  That I decided to use a different color for the Sentiment.  The stenciled color and the stamped color are just really to close together for them to be the same.   And look how wonderful it looks paired with Smoky Slate and Basic Black.  Who Knew.  And the card with it blended with Berry Burst.  Just wow!!!  How pretty are those two together.

Fresh Fig is the most perfect jewel tone.  This rich purple is amazingly beautiful.  It reminds me of a deep dark amethyst.   Lemon Lime Twist is such a fun and happy color.  This color just makes me smile!!  Tranquil Tide is my absolutely favorite of the new InColors.  This deep dark pool color is perfect in every way.  It reminds me of the ocean.

  • Each card was stenciled with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask using one of the New InColors.    The sponge brayer is perfect for this.  You can start of light and build up the color as desired.  I tried to add some variations to the color of the stenciling. By adding more color in certain areas.  Make sure you use a different sponge for the brayer with each color.
  • The sentiment is stamped in the same color as the stenciling.  Except, the Powder Pink.  (we’ve discussed that)
  • The edges are heat embossed in either copper or silver.  This is easy to by running your paper edges along the versa mark stamp pad.  Then adding your embossing powder.  Repeating the process until you like your edges.
  • to finish of the card, I added circles from the Eastern Places stamp set to the inside of the card and on the envelope flap.
  • The Envelop is also stenciled on the front completing the look.

 

Stamping off can give you different layers of a single color.  This helps your inks go further and gives different layers of  value to a single ink pad.

 

 

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. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
    3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
    4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
    6. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
    7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    11. Rachael Shedeed at Blue Bonnet Stampin’

​I am so glad you made it by Westside Paper Creations.  Blog hop days are the best.  This group has lots of beauty to share of these Amazing InColors.  Happy Hopping and be Creative!!!

Peace and Happiness my friends-

Jennifer

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