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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 | 4 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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Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Color Me Happy Stamp Set, Copic style coloring, Envelope Love, Hello Cards, InColors 2017, Occasions Catalog 2018, Petal Palette, Petal Passion, powder Pink, Stampin' Blends, Tranquil Tide | 4 comments

It’s a colorful day

Some times  you just have to create your own color!  The days have been cool and gray here in Alabama.  So today, I decided it was time to create my own Spring!!  I love the colors of spring! Bright yellows, pinks, corals, and shades of green . It is just a happy time of year.  To recreate my Spring day, I chose the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper .  This paper is so fun to color!

Petal Passion

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

I truly love this paper!  The patterns are modern and classy!! The most perfect combination for Designer Series Paper!!!   If you choose to color the paper it completely changes the look of the paper . My favorite way to color this paper is with Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends are Stampin’ Up! version of Alcohol Markers. They will be available soon! Due to popularity they are currently sold out!  But, they will be back soon! Stay tune for more!!

Petal Passion Card

  • The card base is Powder Pink cut at 4 1/4 inches and scored at 5 1/2 inches.  I call this the Brian way, cause he always makes his cards this way!  And Brian was the first person I noticed to do this years ago.
  • The layer is Tranquil Tide
  • After coloring the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, I had a 6×4 piece,  it was cut down to fit the card.
  • The final step was to pop up the sentiment from  the Color Me Happy Stamp Set

You guys know I love to decorate my envelopes . I did something a little different for this envelope!

Petal Palette Stamp Set

  • I made a square using a t-ruler and a pencil .
  • The second step was to add the stamped images from Petal Palette stamp set
  • Then, I added the square with a fine line pen.  After adding the ink lines, I erased the pencil lines
  • You can see some pencil lines within the square . That is for the address.  They will help me right straight . After I address the envelope, I will erase the pencil lines

Petal Passion Card

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


Below is the list of products used .If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope each of you have a little time today to be creative!

Peace-

 

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Berry Burst, Brusho, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, watercolor | 12 comments

I Think I Love You!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes will be inspired by popular songs – the first is “I Think I Love You.” Our Blog Hop today is jam-packed with projects that are perfect for Valentine’s Day or that showcase love. How sweet is that?! We are excited to share our love-themed 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 was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! added Brusho in the Occasions Catalog!  I love making backgrounds for cards with this crystalized form of watercolor.  Brusho makes this process super fun and easy!  Stampin’ Up! offers 5 colors Moss Green, Brilliant Red, Gamboge, Perssian Blue, and Yellow. I tried out all the colors and they are amazing. I can’t wait to do more with these watercolors. In my process, I did add two ink refill colors to the mix Berry Burst and Wisteria Wonder .   I ended up not using the Perssian Blue and Moss Green backgrounds that I made. I did save them for cards later on, so you will be seeing them soon.

To make all the backgrounds I used what I call smooch & slide.  It is basically, using a block for the smooching technique. The twist is that I slide the block around after smooching it to the paper.  Most of the background has layers of watercolor. Created by using a heat tool to dry the paper between layers of smooching. The heat drying creates the hard edges you see.

After the backgrounds dried, I started making the cards.  I originally was going to use the Lots of Lavender set from Sale-A-Bration.  But, quickly decided that the backgrounds were two bold for such a delicate stamp set.  So, I decided to pull out the Sweet and Sassy framelits.  And then I thought a little more about the song for today’s hop …. I Think I Love You.  And that’s when I knew I had to use the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies from Sale-A-Bration. You get them FREE with $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. And,  I Think I Love You is exactly how I feel about these dies! They are a must have!!!

The two cards above use the same heart. The top one is outline after die cutting. I had a hard time trying to figure out how to make the heart pop.  I finally landed on the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. If I was doing this again I might would make it into a shaker card.  The one right above is the actual heart.  This card came together quite quickly! The heart and the you popped up,  to say Love you. And a splash of thread added a little interest. I love making fun backgrounds. Cause it lends itself quite well to clean and beautiful cards. I wish I had added a few sequins to it for a little extra bling…work was calling so I kept things super simple.

This card is the only card I did no Smooch & Slide with. I simply sprinkled on Brusho and spritz water. And repeated. Then let it dry.  The heart is Berry Burst ink refill that was watered down a bit and I used my wink of Stella pen to add shimmer to it.

It is hard to tell but, the shimmer add a lot of shine to these simple cards.

This is my version of an Eclipse Card. I make them a little different from a lot of people.  Most eclipse cards, for the popped up part they use demintionals.  What I like to do instead is use the die shape stacked on its self. So here I stacked 4 Berry Burst hearts and then the one watercolor heart in top of that.  This give a cool look even from the side! And you can decide how much you want to pop something up!

I hope you can tell how the Berry Burst shows from the side!

The you are simply is from the coordinating stamp set Amazing You. It is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The amazing is die cut from a piece of watercolor background that I did not like as well as the ones I used!  It was perfect for this word die!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hopalong to the next stop on the blog hop,Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. 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. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

I have completely enjoyed sharing with you guys today! Please hope along with the rest of the Royals! I’m sure they all have amazing projects for you today! This group is full of such talent! A special thank you to Mary, Lisa, and Louise for joining us!  You guys are an inspiration to me every day 😘😘😘

Jennifer

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