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Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Playful Backgrounds, Stylized Birthday | 6 comments

Happy Birthday!

There is a wonderful little stamp in the Annual Catalog that is very easy to over look.  This stamp is a single wood mount stamp that says Happy Birthday! The wonderful script oc the stamp makes it one of my favorites in the catalog! Stylized Birthday stamp set is perfect for all your birthday card!!!

Stylized Birthday

I just love this stamp so much.  It works well with Designer Series Paper, other stamps, and watercolor!

Today I paired it with one of my favorite Designer Series Papers, Naturally Eclectic. I love the watercolor look of this paper. And the colors are to die for!!!

 

Pool Party
Tranquil Tide
Lemon Lime Twist
I love theses three colors! They make the world a more beautiful place! And we all could more beauty in our lives!

  • The bold Designer Series Paper pairs well with the script of the Happy Birthday!
  • I kept the design simple so that the stamp could do its thing! The stamp is bold enough that it looks well all alone on the DSP.
  • The ombre Lemon Lime Twist ribbon brings the colors together and adds some visual interest
  • I tried adding some texture to the Pool Party layer.  Actually, several texture impressions.  In the end the plain jane paper won out!  It just goes to prove. In some cases less is more…

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

It is always fun to decorate envelopes! Expecially, when it is a special Birthday.  For the envelope I used the same DSP and the Playful Backgrounds stamp set to add a “watercolor look”.  I love using fast fuse adhesive to add the DSP to the back flap of an envelope!

The card base is a standard A2 card.  To make the base you want a piece of Lemon Lime Twist that measures 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches.  You will score and burnish it at 4 1/4 inches on the 8 1/2 side. The next layer, Tranquil Tide, is 5 3/8 by 4 1/8 inches.  The DSP layer is 5 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches.  The Pool Party on the same layer is 5 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches.  They over lap to make a layer that is 5 1/4 by 4 inches. The Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon covers where the two papers overlap.   The three happy birthday layers are Lemon Lime Twist 3 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches. Tranquil Tide 3 5/8 by 2 5/8 inches.  And Whisper White 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.

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

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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 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 [email protected]

 

 

Thank you for stopping by! I hope each of you have a very blessed Sunday!  I hope you get to have a moment of creativity.  And that you share what you love with others.

Peace my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Heat Embossing, Message in a Bottle, Playful Backgrounds, Silver Embossing Powder | 0 comments

Message in a Bottle…

This week has been full of excitement! Everything from being picked as a Team Choice over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!!! Yeppie! You can see my card here and the other chice designers here.  

The Pal’s blog hop was Wednesday! This day is always fun and full of inspiration! If you missed the hop.  Check it out here!!!

And then yesterday I was Guest Designer on Brian’s blog at Stamp with Brian. I was super honored  to share a cool technique with his readers.

Today I am sharing with you a card that was made from a piece of tissue after doing the Faux Batik technique.  If you would like to see the Batik card you can click here.

I really wanted to use the circles for a water scene.  The obvious choice was, Magical Mermaid.  But, I wanted to try something different!  Therefor I went with Message in a Bottle.

Message in a Bottle

This is one of the most adorable stamp sets ever!!! I have been in love with it ever sence my friend Shawn made a card with it! He used the octopus and the message “you octopi my thoughts” . How precious and adorable is that.  Anyway, I have wanted to use this stamp set ever sence.  So, today is the perfect opportunity!!!

  •  The background is Playful Backgrounds stamped on tissue paper and heat embossed with silver embossing powder
  • The colors used for the background are Pool Party, Bermuda Bay,  and Tranquil Tide
  • Then I added ink to it using the Faux Batik technique.  Instead of discarding the tissue paper. I let it dry and made this background.
  • After the tissue is dry,  I mixed multipurpose glue a little water. Painted it onto a piece of cardstock.  Then added the tissue on top.
  • The bottle is stamped in Basic Black., the water in Pool Party, and the whale in Basic Gray
  • The sentiment is stamped inside the classic label in the Happy Birthday Georgius stamp set . Then punched with the classic label punch
  • It is hard to see in the card, but, I added a little silver thread and some metallic enamel dots

The card base is Daffodil Delight with Basic Gray layered on top!

Here is a close up of the water bubbles and the bottle!

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

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 a list of items used to make this card. If you have any questions about this card feel free to contact me at [email protected]

 

Supply List

 Thanks for stopping by! I have really enjoyed sharing with you guys this week! I hope each of you have a awesome weekend!!! Let’s all find a little time to be creative and shre what we love with others!!!
Peace my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Faux Batik, Playful Backgrounds, So Many Shells | 1 comment

Sea Shells by the Sea Shore….

The Gulf Cost is one of the prettiest places I have ever been. I love the cost so very much. One of my absolute favorite things is to walk on the beach looking for Sea Shells. Seeing all the different colors, shapes, and sizes. Thinking about where they came from, how far the shells traveled. Who will they belong to next. Just so much glory in their being. This experience is just so very serial to me. Just being and enjoying the creation around us.

Stampin’ Up! has a great set that explores all the wonderfulness of Sea Shells called So Many Shells. This set is a two-step stamp set! But, I really think several of the shells would stand on their own perfectly!

This stamp is jam-packed with amazing sentiments! Witch gives you more bang for your buck. But, most of all it makes the set very vestal.

Stampin’ Up! has out done it’s self with the samples in the Annual catalog. This card is so beautiful. I love the embossing and the layering of textures.

CAS(E) this Sketch! has a fabulous clean and simple sketch that is AMAZING!!! Truly it is so very vestal! We all need to remember this sketch!!!!

This card features a technique that I have been working with for a few weeks.  It is a Faux Batik technique. Batik is a fabric dyeing technique that evolves wax to resist color during the dyeing process.  I will be sharing a video about this process in the near future.

  • For the Faux Batik layer I used the circles from the Playful Backgrounds Stamp Set with the colors Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tranquil Tide
  • The round shell is stamped in Sahara Sand and Soft Suede.  The other shell is stamped in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo .  Each of the shells are fussy cut!  I love how easy these shells are to cut!!!!
  • What a fabulous sentiment Sea’s the Day is!  This sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.
  • The card was brought together with a few glitter enamel dots and silver thread

I had so much fun making this card! And I am greatly looking forward to sharing more about this Faux Batik Technique with  you guys!  Make sure that you hop over to CAS(E) this Sketch!  to see all the beautiful samples the design team and those playing along have for you!

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

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!!!!

Below is a list of products used.  I am more that happy to answer any questions about today’s card or Stampin’ Up! in general.   You can contact me at [email protected]

 

Supply List

 I hope each of you have an amazing day!!! Let’s all find a way to Seas the day!!!  Be creative in every way and love our lives!!!  Each day brings it own challenges to face.   I hope that your challenges are few and far between.  Have an awesome day!!
Peace and Happiness Loves-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in In Colors 2016, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Playful Backgrounds | 22 comments

Inking Royalty Blog Hop “My Favorite New In Color”

Flirty Flamingo

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog introduced us to five new In Colors:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  What a beautiful collection of versatile colors!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s favorite new In Color.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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There is this wonderful new stamp set in the Annual Catalog called Playful Backgrounds. You guys know I love a good background stamp set.   And this set defiantly makes it easy to create quick and playful  cards.  I have also been trying to embrace white space on a card.  The balancing act between color everywhere and enough white to make the card look balanced. I often fight the urge to keep adding to card.  Knowing when enough is enough is hard. Because adding just one more element can either make or brake the entire card.

 

playful backgrounds

Playful Backgrounds

I made two different versions of the same card  using the stripes from the set.  I love how the stripes are not perfect.  It makes it so easy to line up and make a perfect imperfect card.  They remind me of the pulse lines on a stereo back when.  IMAG3337

This was my original card.  I love the monochromatic look. It really shows how pretty the Flirty Flamingo color is.  And really you could use your favorite new In-color for this card.  And it would be awesome!  While making this card I decided to make several cards.  And while stamping the background I though hummm…. This would look awesome turned the other way.   IMAG3340

This card is basically the same.  With one major exception.  I actually made this card twice.  My first try was not quite right.  The Happy was getting lost in the pretty stripes.  The solution was to stack the  happy die.  I did this by cutting 5 of the happy dies out and gluing them together with the fine tip glue.  I have tried in the past to use “fun foam”  on the back of the card stock and then die cut the element.  I personalty don’t like the white foam that shows on the side of the dies.  Just one of those little things that makes me special…  Anyway, that technique works wonders if you can get past the bright white thing….. Stacking the dies totally makes this version of the card pop.   Below are the two cards side by side.  Can you see the difference?????IMAG3348

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  6. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  12. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB

Supplies:

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock, Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
  • Flirty Flamingo Ink, Basic Black Ink
  • Hello You Thinlits
  • Crazy About You, Thoughtful Banner, and Playful Backgrounds Stamp Sets
  • Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Multi-purpose glue
  • Clear Blocks B,D,G

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I have several live events coming up.  The next of witch is the Christmas in July card class.  This class will be a big kick off  to Christmas Card Classes coming in the fall.  My friend and fellow demonstrator Kim Barrera will be joining me for this event.  She is super talented.  So you defiantly don’t want to miss out!!!!

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My friend, Imogene has a wonderful new blog.  So please, continue to hop along and see her wonderful work and remember to leave some blog love along the way.  I always love to here from you.

Much Love,

Jennifer

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