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Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Birds and Blooms, Hand written, Happy Birthday, Heat Embossing, Heat Embossing, June 2018, Layering Ovals, Petal Palette, Petals and More, Silver Embossing Powder, Stampin' Blends | 2 comments

Stampin’ Blends

I love craft supplies!  I really enjoy trying different coloring methods.  That being said I also have a little sickness called “full set syndrome”  So, when I discover a new coloring medium I dive straight in having to have them all. When Stampin’ Up! introduced their new alcohol markers back during the winter, I was all in!  I loved the alcohol markers I owned (Prismacolor). And now I could have a similar marker with Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors!!! Um, Yes! PLEASE!  When I got these markers in my hand I was even more head over heals!!! The Stampin’ Blends are beyond amazing!

The Creative Way – A Product Feature, Stampin’ Blends

These amazing markers come in 13 amazing colors currently!  A light and dark of 11 Stampin’ Up! colors, ivory, and bronze. There is also a color lifer. The colors available now are, light and dark of each: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral.   Very soon, there will be even more colors added! (Hopefully Mid June)

Stampin' Blends

 

Why do I love these markers so much? Because as the name suggests they have a amazing ability to blend together creating a smooth or compleat colored image with out harsh lines.  This is because of the alcohol in the markers.

When working with Stampin’ Blends you want to use an ink that will not bless when the alcohol touches it!  Stampin’ Up!  has a great in that is perfect for the Stampin’ Blends. This ink is Memento Tuxedo Black. There are other choices on the market.  But, Memento Tuxedo Black is a wonderful ink that you will enjoy using.

The paper you choose to work on will greatly determine the results of the project. Whisper White is a wonderful choice! The clay finish on the paper makes it wonderful to color on.  Shimmery White is also another choice.  The ink moves really well on Shimmery White Paper.  So, you have to be really careful when coloring close to the edges of images. Cause the color will bleed on this paper.  But, this is easy enough to fix with the color lifter. Another great choice is Glossy White. The blends become very bold on glossy white paper!  The blending effect is less and it is really easy to get dynamic colors.


Today I am show you two cards that have the same background. One is on shimmery white paper The second is one is on Glossy White. Hopefully you will be able to see the difference in the two papers. Both backgrounds were made by scribbling color in kinda rainbow order… The first color was the New Pineapple Punch (available Mid June), then Daffodil Delight light and dark, Calypso Coral light and dark, Cherry Cobbler light and dark, Lovely Lipstick (available Mid June), and Rich Razzleberry light and dark.  Each time a new color was added It was overlapped with the previous color. And if needed more of either overlapping color was added. This created the desired gradient look.  After the coloring was finished the background was spritzed with alcohol leaving water like spots. Also I Flicked ink from several of the markers over the background

Card

  • The background is shimmery white paper with a Stampin’ Blend gradient color pattern
  • The second step was to add the text from the new Handwritten Background stamp with white embossing powder
  • The next step was to heat emboss the edges of the paper
  • Then I picked two contrasting colors (to the background), Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green. For the bird and leaves

The stamp set used is Petal Palette along with the Birds and Blooms Thinlit Dies and Petals & More Thinlets Dies

Happy Birthday Card

  • This background is Stampin’ Blends on Glossy White Paper
  • The Happy Birthday was die cut in both Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green then sniped so that the Granny Apple Green Birthday could be glued on top of the happy Bi in Bermuda Bay
  • The silver oval is two layers of silver embossing powder. This give the oval a metal look

Hers a look at the two cards side by side! In this picture you can see the difference in the two backgrounds.  Remember the only difference in the process of making the backgrounds was the paper

Gradient background with Stampin' Blends

I really enjoyed making these easy backgrounds! I hope you will give this fun technique a try!

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

you can see day one of June’s The Creative Way here


The All New Catalog is available and ready for you to shop from.  You can shop online here

We had a good weekend in Birmingham celebrating with my cousin Cody and his Bride Karley! We are so happy for them!! I’m leaving you with a picture from that day!

Have a great Monday! Go and live creatively 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 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 May 10, 2018 in Annual Catalog Stamp sets 2018-2019, Global Design Project, Occasions Catalog 2018, Petal Passion, Swirly Frames, Varied Vases | 2 comments

A fun summer color combination for Global Design Project

I have not participated in an online challenge in a very long time! So, when I saw this weeks Global Design Project color challenge I knew it was time to participate!  The colors for the challenge are Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and Mellon Mambo.  This fun summer color combination will make you wish for bright flowers, limeade, and a pool!!

A fun summer color combination

Does this fun color combination not scream Summer!! I know you are nodding yes!!! Yes it does!!   Be sure to check out the fabulous creations by the Design Team!!!  They sure are full of talent!!!

I was super excited to see a new frame stamp set in the upcoming Annual Catalog! Swirly Frames Stamp Set (146519) has circles, rectangles, and a square.  I love the whimsical feel!

Swirly Frames was paired it with the Varied Vases (146644) and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper! (45589)

Tuesday I shared a super sweet card that featured the Varied Vases Stamp Set! If you happen to miss it! Here you go!

Love this fun summer color combination for #GDP137. Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist

  • I have really enjoyed the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  One of my favorite things is to color the paper with Stampin’ Blends.
  • I used my pool party light and dark.  Then because I did not have Lemon Lime Twist in a Stampin’ Blend, I used Chartreuse and Lime Peal in Prismacolor.

Love this fun summer color combination for #GDP137. Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist

  • The circle frame was Stamped in Melon Mambo.  Then die cut with one of the Layering Circles. And backed with a Pool Party Scalloped Circle from the same Layering Dies
  • The flower was stamped in Basic Black.  The stamped with the fill in stamp in Melon Mambo after stamping off once
  • The final step was to add the sweet sentiment!  I just think this font is the most adorable ever…

I love decorating envelopes!  For this one I added the sweet flower in stair step fashion on one side!

Varied Vases and Swirly Frame come together for #GDP137

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


Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is retiring!  It is going to be hard not to reach for this paper all the time!  Make sure you get it before it is gone!  It is perfect if you like to color, like bold graphic feel, or just love black and white patterns!!

Petal Passion

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

Other petal passion cards can be seen here and  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


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

 


Summer is quickly approaching! I hope this fun color combination puts you in the mood for all the upcoming summer paper crafting projects ahead!!! Be sure you stop by Global Design Project to see the designs team projects and all those who are playing along.  Thanks for stopping by! I will be back Friday with an all new instalment of The Creative Way – A Product Feature!  I hope each of you have a moment today to be creative.

Peace my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Occasions Catalog 2018, Waterfront | 3 comments

Waterfront

One of my must have stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog was the Waterfront set! From the moment I saw it, I know I had to have it!  Then it sat around on my desk for about two months staring at me….by then I had seen all the amazing cards that were being made with this set. And it became a little intimidating.  So, It sat stared at me another month!  Then finally, I decided to get over my fear and just use the set and see what happens.  After stamping each image, I came up with a plan.  And quickly designed a card around my little scene.  And that’s where it set for at least two more weeks patiently waiting and yes still staring at me.  Needless to say, Todays Waterfront card was a long time in the making and I very happy to be sharing it with you today!!!

Waterfront

The cool thing about the Waterfront Stamp Set is that all the elements just work so naturally together! Really, all you have to do is pick a few colors and start building a scene.  Awesome! I can do that!!

Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Waterfront Stamp Set

You can make beach front views, mountain views, or lake front views all from one stamp set!!!  Let’s take a moment to really appreciate how wonderful the sentiments are!  Friends makes the good times better, love never gives up, and every little kindness makes the world better

Card made using the Waterfront Stamp Set

  • The colors used are Dapper Denim, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, and Smoky Slate
  • The Night of Navy card stock is embossed with one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders.
  • The next layer is a leftover strip of Daffodil Delight watercolor
  • Then on top of that is the Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon
  •  The sentiment was added and the little yellow enamel shapes

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

The Waterfront Stamp Set will be returning in the Up Coming Annual Catalog!! It really is an awesome stamp set!


 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


I will be back tomorrow with a new The Creative Way post!  I hope each of you have a blessed Sunday!  Go and live creatively!!!

Peace-

Jennifer

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