Hello! I don't color a lot these days... I love solid images and die-cuts... since I just can't do a good job, no matter how many times I do it... but today, I decided to give it another try...
I colored a clear block with a blue marker, spritzed water over it, and 'stamped' the block onto the water colored cardstock to get the background. Then I also spritzed some water over the water color paper and heat dried it.
Instead of coloring the images with the water color pencils then using a wet brush to get the water colored look, I wet my brush and picked the color up from the tip of the pencils (see a tutorial here) to color the images. Then I added some shading (or that was my attempt) with the pencils.
Nothing says warm weather like fluttering butterflies, and these delicate and beautiful “faux etched glass” butterflies will live forever. With just a few Stampin’ Up! products and this simple “Faux Glass Etching” technique, you’ll have enough faux glass butterflies for two home décor projects and an all-occasion card to send to a friend. This would make a fun class or stamp camp project, as well.
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Hello! I have a sweet book mark today. I saw Marybeth's tag, and I new I wanted sometime like that for myself.
I had to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the greeting straight... while I used Tuxedo Black ink on the clear plastic... on the tag, I used black Archival ink to avoid smudging and to get a nice rich black image.
The inside panels have magnet strips to hold the bookmark close and to clip onto a book page.
This Birthday in the Barnyard party set is perfect for the birthday celebration of your darling little girl. This set features the Barnyard Babies Stamp Set… with the support of sentiments from the Something to Say and A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Sets. Also highlighted are Farmers Market Designer Series Paper and Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack…in combination with bright, fun Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Cardstock. Gold Metallic Doilies and Gold Embossing provide a lovely bit of sparkle to this ensemble, and baker’s twine provides just the right amount of country feel. This party set includes a 3-1/2” x 5” party invitation, a barn shaped thank you party favor, a cupcake pick, a milk bottle medallion and a party banner. And…there’s a bonus! This set is also incredibly versatile in that, with a small color change it would be a fabulous foundation for the birthday celebration of any handsome little guy. And there’s more…a simple sentiment switch on a couple of the pieces would easily convert this party set to the perfect background for a baby shower…for a boy or a girl!
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Hello! Just popping in with a sweet shaped card. I was going to make this last week, but didn't get to it on time... Still... it's so cute! I got the die a while ago with a coupon. Figured it would be a great project for kids too. So I missed out on the Get in Shaped challenge last week, but this week, I am on time for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Sparkle & Shine challenge.
What can you do with simple Whisper White Cardstock, a Bone Folder, a cutting blade and some Stampin’ Dimensionals? The truth is, you can make a whole lot!!!! Sometimes we begin to believe that we need a ton of supplies and shiny new products to make something special. This month’s project is here to show you that with the simplest of supplies you can make an incredibly special gift for yourself or a friend! This House Of Cardstock project will walk you through the steps for making a replica of your home, or the home of a friend or loved one, out of Whisper White Cardstock! What a great way to turn your simple supplies into a wonderful gift!!! The beauty is that the supplies are right there in your own home, just waiting for you to begin!
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Explore different ways to use the large and magnificent Swallowtail stamp in the card box and set of six cards. This project uses six different methods for accenting the beauty of this butterfly each with a unique card design. The coordinating butterfly box is a great way to present these cards as a gift with matching envelopes. This would make a great hostess gift or class project!
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This beautiful card box is easy to assemble and sure to impress! You can easily change up the colors and papers it to suit anyone! This box will hold four decorated handmade cards and envelopes. What a great gift idea for birthdays, hostesses, and teacher gifts or even to sell at Craft Shows! Once you start making these card boxes, you’ll want to make them for everyone on your gift list!
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Nothing says happy more than rainbows, and Stampin’ Up has a new stamp set celebrating just that! This set of six rainbow colored note cards features the new Brights Designer Series Paper Stack and the Over the Rainbow stamp set. The note cards fit perfectly in a modified pizza box and come with a matching oval shaped card. This set would make an excellent gift as well as a class or club project.
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Make this feminine greeting card set with a matching caddy that will hold your cards and envelopes. The caddy is easy to make and can be refilled with other stationery items later. It is also a pretty décor item on any desks. Make four greeting cards to go in the caddy, using the same butterfly embellishments and lay-outs, but with different background techniques that will come handy for future craft projects. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.
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Hello! Just popping in with a birthday card. I didn't think I liked this set, but we have some friends with animals and I thought it would be perfect for them... so even though it means COLORING, I decided to get the set... yeah... not sure what I was thinking about... I butchered the bull for sure... I just didn't have time to re-do another one (this one was the 3rd try!).
The images were stamped with black archival ink, then colored with water color pencils and water colors.
The balloon is stamped twice, one is cut out and popped on top of the original image.
I covered the balloon with Glossy Accents.
The clouds were sponged using a die-cut Christmas tree and sponge dauber... I was looking for my cloud paper stencil and instead of finding that, I happened to see the tree... PERFECT!
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Stamps: From the Herd (retired Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Tuxedo Black Memento, Gansai Tambi Kuratake water color, Pool Party (SU!)
Paper: Water color (The Artist's Loft), White and Black (Recollections by Michaels's), Pool Party (SU!)
If you need something to organize the cards you give out throughout the year, you need this organizer. This sturdy, accordion-style organizer has file tabs for each month for easy filing of your cards. It has ribbon ties on each side to adjust the depth of the organizer, along with jute ribbon handles on top for easy carrying. This tutorial also includes two cards to get you started on your card collection. The organizer and cards feature the stamp set, Garden in Bloom, and the designer series paper, English Garden.
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Hello! I have a card with NO stamping today... just beautiful dies... what do you say to that? I used to be a' true' stamper, but somehow I turned into a die junkie. At least they take up less room, right?
The background was smooshed with Pool Party ink.
The die-cut flowers had button holes, so I covered them up with candy dots.
Because of the dimension of the candy dots, the water color panel is popped up on dimensional tape.
The word is die-cut 3 times (1 gold glitter paper and 2 white card stock) and adhered on top of each other with Tombo liquid glue.
Hello! Just popping in with another card using CAS(E) this Sketch #130. I really like how this scene turned out. The colors came from Colour Q #297 (Island Indigo instead of Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake).
Washi Tape is an affordable product that we love to have, look at, and hold, but do you use yours? With this tutorial, you’ll use Washi Tape to decorate a generously-sized twist container and a handmade home decor item—mini wooden pallet—that could be used to embellish a gift bag or box or hang on a door knob or hook. The two most exciting things about this tutorial are (1) learning how to add text (a custom sentiment/message) to your tape without using stamps and (2) making a 3D flower with vertical bunches of curly petals! There are a lot of little surprises in this tutorial!
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I was able to make a one layer card (well, the background is one layer):
I torn a piece of paper in half, and placed the bottom half over the bottom of the white cardstock, using it as a mask to cover up the bottom area, and I sponged Mustard Seed distressed ink over the rest of the cardstock.
Then I lined up the top half of the torn paper with the edge of the sponged area (covering up the sponged area) and stamped the typewriter text image over the bottom of the cardstock.
Next I splashed water over the sponged area with a wet brush and heat dried it.
The typewriter was stamped and die-cut, then I cut a slit in the typewriter with a craft knife so I can slid the piece of paper in.
Make this super sweet Summer Garden Tote Bag as a Thank You to that special friend. The coordinating Covered Notepad and Pen are simple but functional gifts that fit neatly inside the Tote. And, of course, the Thank You Card is a must to top off a perfect gift! In this tutorial you’ll also learn an essential tip – the perfect ‘stay put knot/bow’ – you’ll never tie a knot or bow any differently after learning it!
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