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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 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 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 | 11 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 [email protected]

 

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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