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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

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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 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 Jun 22, 2017 in Embossing, Lemon Lime Twist, Lemon Zest, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, texture paste, Tranquil Tide | 0 comments

Lemon Zest what fun!

The Lemon Zest Stamp Set is full fun! Awesome sentiments and a beautiful lemon or lime. Then to top it off a slice that could be a lemon, lime, or orange.  This set is perfect for Summer time card making. I love the “fresh feel” .

I really love how the sentiments work together.  “if life gives you lemons” …”squeeze it for all it’s worth”  Then there is ” Life’s short” …”live it with zest” …how adorable both these are. I can’t wait to use them!!!

If you have been following my post lately, then you know I am having loads of fun with the new Pattern Party Decorative Mask and Embossing Paste.  I think these are my two favorite new products! Love them both. Today, I am using the small diamond shaped stencil with Lemon Lime Twist embossing paste.

  •  Stampin’ Up! has even given us a punch for the lemon and the leaves…
  • The colors used are Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and So Saffron
  • The embossing paste is tented using the Lemon Lime Twist reinker.

The Lemon Zest stamp set is offered in a bundle along with the coordinating punch. This bundle saves you 10%!!!  Whoop Whoop!!!

I just love this sample from Stampin’ Up! So pretty with all the layers of texture they created. With the embossed background, the banner and circle layer, and then the lemons.

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

Shop big and save!!!   We always love our host! But right now they are extra special!!!  So, when you are ready let me know!!! I am always happy to work with you. It’s a perfect time to save even more on all the NEW products!!!

The new catalog is full of Awesome New product! And some pretty amazing returning items!!

Thanks for stopping by today! We made it to Thursday! The crafty weekend is almost here! Yeppie! Stay creative

Peace out-

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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Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Big Shot, Coloring Tools 2017, Embossing, Embossing with texture paste, ink as watercolor, leafing, Limon Lime Twist, Lovely Inside & Out, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Sunshine Sayings Dies, Techniques, texture paste, Tranquil Tide | 2 comments

Thanks, love! 

Today, I am sharing another way to use embossing paste with our Stampin Up! inks. I love all the ways you can add color to embossing paste. Yesterday, I added the color directly to the paste before I used it. If you missed that card you can see it here.  Today , though I am going to add the color to a already embossed area.  It is like watercoloring.  So fun and easy for a bold wow! When I saw the new pattern decorative mask, I knew I wanted to do this technique with the round pattern!

Pattern Party

These mask give us lots of bang and wow with very little effort. I’m super excited that Stampin’ Up! included a mask that was a little more unique of a pattern.  The circle one is my favorite!!!  Though I know I will use the others quite often.

  • The first thing is to add embossing paste through a decorative mask onto watercolor paper. And let it completely dry
  • Then using reinkers as watercolor. I add color to the embossed areas.  I actually used a fair amount of water so that the ink would move around on the paper.
  • The two colors used are Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist

After this dried I started working on the sentiment! I get so much use out of my word dies. They are so versatile! This time I did something a little different to mine. Not only did I stack it! But, I added leafing flakes to the top!!!!

This is a leafing technique that is quite messy!!! I just saying! I even thought I was making a mess doing this! I have leafing everywhere. When you do this. Make sure you have a box lid or something to contain the leafing. And some kind of wipe like the swifter dusting wipes. You’ve been warned!!!😍😉

  • The first step was to add adhesive to the top of the die. Stampin’ Up! has the perfect product to do this. The New adhesive sheets.  I die cut the image so that the sticky adhesive would be on the top of the die. Pulled off the protective layer.
  • Then in a box lid added the leafing flakes to the word. Pressing them in very hard.
  • The next step is to take a brush (I used a stencil brush) and with a circular motion brush off any access leafing flakes. This really makes a mess. But, it it defiantly worth the effort!
  • The word is stacked on top of several of the same die. To give added dimension.
  • The Thanks, is stamped in Tranquil Tide and comes from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set.
  • The background layer was made by cutting stripes of adhesive sheets and adding them to the edges of card stock. Then fallowing the above directions.

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

We always love our host! But right now they are extra special!!!  So, when you are ready let me know!!! I am always happy to work with you. It’s a perfect time to save even more on all the NEW products!!!

The new catalog is full of Awesome New product! And some pretty amazing returning items!!


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your Wednesday is just simply lovely! Happy stamping!

Peace and Love to you all-

Jennifer

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