Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Gold and Diamonds!

So this card is mostly a collage of trendy things I love... paper, lace, washi tape, designer paper, gold flakes, ombre letters, and of course, diamonds!

The ombre letters were created by sponging white ink over the Night of Navy word, followed by gold tipped letters.

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Have a great day!

Watercolor Art with Brusho Crystals

Want to step up your stampin' game?  Then, you might want to try these brusho crystals.

With just a tiny amount of crystals and some water, you can achieve a pretty blend of watercolors.  Definitely use watercolor paper and an archival/permanent black ink for your stamp, prior to using the crystals and water.  A heat tool is helpful to dry in between some colors, so that they don't get too muddy.

The tag was gold embossed on the edges and on the sentiment.  Can you also see the gold embossed dots between the flowers?

Tri-colored sequins just finish off the bouquet.

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Blooming Heartfelt Thoughts

This is just a simple monochromatic card with an intricate floral stamp arrangement.  I popped the center flower by stamping on another cardstock, fussy-cutting and popping with a dimensional.

Gold sequins always add a little flash...

And, tone on tone punching adds a type of shadow, like a ruffle... you know it's there, it feels good, but it's not overwhelming.

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Would love to hear your thoughts,

Celebrating You

I loved how using two coordinating die-cuts together created a lace-y, delicate flower.  Originally, I was making this a 2-step die cutting process... put one die cut through, then match up the other die cut... 'cause ya' know, I like to do double work... :P

However, both die cuts will go through at the same time and create a beautiful flower!  Who knew!  (LOL... everyone but me!)

I wanted the "YOU" to stand out more.  So, I die cut out and additional "YOU" in black card stock and off-set the word to create a shadow.

Oh... and I cannot forget the diamond bling!

This card utilized a background die cut over designer paper for an interested colored effect.  I took the extra card stock diamonds (a girl can never have too many diamonds) from the die cut background and added for additional layer and texture.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

This year's Sale-A-Bration stamp, Heartfelt Blooms, just knocks it out of the park.  I had a chance to play with it, and what a versatile stamp!  This stamp can be the centerpiece in a clean and simple card... or it can be used to create an elegant layered card.

Here, I stamped the flower bunch in Smoky Slate.  Then I accented the florals with different colors of pastels.  As you can see the grey ink gives this a soft and muted color:

If you like a muted look, stop there.  While pretty, I felt it still needed a bit of "oomph" in certain areas.  So, I grabbed a black drawing pencil and added light and dark strokes.  I think the addition of these shadows make all the difference.  It almost looks like it was hand-drawn, no?

It was so relaxing to color and "sketch," and I think it offers a great look to a CAS card:

So, pick up a black pencil, turn on some soft background music and go to town.  So fun!

Would love to hear your comments. 

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, February 3, 2018

My Sale-a-bration Order Just Arrived

Happy New Year everyone!  January sure seemed to fly by, didn't it?  I am finally able to dig into my new shipment of fun supplies in the best season of stamping -- Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration 2018. 

A few things:


NEW DATE:  March 23, 2018.  RSVP here.

2.  If you order $50 or more from me, between now and stamp camp you will:

  • Get a discount on stamp camp.
  • Get a free stamp set or other item from the Sale-A-Bration webstore or view the Sale-A-Bration Catalog (PDF).
  • You will have supplies to play with after a stamping class (i.e. camp).
  • Also, if you order $100 - you can choose a higher level, free item.

3.  For new supplies, go to the Occasions Catalog Webstore or view the Occasions Catalog (PDF).

4.  For great deals, visit the Clearance Rack!

Well... off I go to explore ways to make these stamping supplies into beautiful projects for you on Friday.  Hope to see you there!


Friday, September 22, 2017

Summer Send Off Stamp Camp - Birthday Sunflowers

When I think of sunflowers, I think of beautiful bright yellow-orange happy flowers.  Somewhere along the line, I spotted pink sunflowers!  OMG - I absolutely adore the Powder Pink layers along with Smokey Slate giving shadow in this 2-step stamped card.  

Look at my imperfect centers!  That's right, imperfection does not matter with this stamp set, Painted Harvest.  It welcomes imperfection.  

Don't like the first stamp impression?  Stamp it again!  These stamps practically beg you to do just that.  Each layer of stamp impression, gives this flower more depth and watercolor-y dreaminess.

So, go ahead and be imperfect.  Stamp and repeat.  The result is ideal.

Thank you for your visit.

P.S.  My next stamp camp is scheduled for October 13, 2017.  Pencil it in on your calendar and RSVP here.

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