Another OnStage sample made with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper, Ignore the sideways hearts. When I cut the paper I was planning to make a horizontal card and completely forgot until I had all of the elements glued into place. I hoped it was far enough away that no one would notice the direction of the hearts on the display board.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Remembrance/Veterans Day. I don't have any samples with poppies to post so I thought I'd start posting my OnStage Display Samples while wearing a poppy. I hope that counts.
This sample uses the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Love Notes Framelits from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue
Love the details in the Flourish Thinlets. I cut the swirly foliage from Sahara Sand card stock and attached it to a back ground of the same colour. It seemed like it needed some colour so I added some of the retired Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (miss that stuff) to the berries.
I used the Flower Medallion to punch the flower from a scrap of watercolor paper I had in my stash. I think it was from a watercolor experiment gone wrong so I can't remember which colours I used but it matched nicely with my Cherry Cobbler die cut flower. The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect stamp set.
I thought it might be good to keep one of these cards on hand just in case. Anyone else?
I'm liking all of the new letter sets that Stampin' Up carries. I often come across a cute saying that I think would be perfect on a card. And who wouldn't love this baby bear? I stamped him with Crumb Cake (stamped off for the first layer and full strength for the second) and finished him off with Soft Suede. I also like my eyes a little darker so after I inked up the final stamp I used the Early Espresso marker to ink up the eyes. The stamp is called Baby Bear.
The other colors I used were Dapper Denim, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. I didn't think I could stamp the words right where I wanted them so I stamped them on a scrap of card stock and cut out the whole word rather than individual letters so it didn't take too long.
ETA: The first time I used the Baby Bear stamp set I had a little trouble lining it up so on my second attempt I focused on his feet and legs. The lines of the bottom seemed to be more distinct than the rest of the bear.
Beautiful watercolour projects are popping up everywhere and it always makes me want to break out my paints and brushes again. Fortunately I don't have to dig into my old art supplies to get my fix; I have everything I need in my stamp room.
I spritzed some watercolour paper with water and used an Aquapainter to apply some ink from my stamp pads. The colours are Stampin' Up's Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight. After the paper dried thoroughly I stamped the words with Versamark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.
The words didn't stand out as much as I would've liked so I traced along side of the letters with a Sweet Sugarplum marker. I wasn't very precise but once I spritzed the paper again the colour blended into the background and softened the lines. Any marker I got on the embossing wiped right off with a tissue.
It's been a busy summer. It always flies by so quickly. Although I've been spending more time stamping this summer than usual I realized that I haven't posted anything in a while. I've mostly been planning classes and working on my samples so this weekend I decided to just stamp for fun. Every time I do that I remember why I love stamping.
Here's one of the cards I made. It started out as a little clump of white embossed flowers on Whisper White card stock and grew from there. I rubbed over the embossing with Marina Mist ink and a stamping sponge. Surprisingly the inside areas of the flowers didn't pick up as much of the ink as I thought they would so I was able to add some color with Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz markers. I added a shadow to the cluster with a Dapper denim Marker and stamped some splotches with Marina Mist ink. The sentiment was stamped on a 3/4" strip of Whisper White using Dapper Denim and the ends were punched with the Triple Banner Punch.
I've been working on some punch art cards using Stampin' Up's new Blossom Builder Punch. The shapes from this punch are great for all kinds of interesting things. Sometimes I get so caught up in thinking outside of the box when I'm playing with my punches that I forget that I can use them for the purpose they were intended...like simple flowers.
Supplies: Blossom Builder Punch, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride and Whisper White Card Stock, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz and So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers (to add colour to flower centers and stitches around sentiment), Versamark, Pear Pizzaz Classic Ink and Stamping Sponge (to sponge around edges of leaves, Gold Cord, Basic Pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimenionals and the Thank You sentiment from Rose Wonder
Some of the papers in the Serene Scenery DSP stack take a lot of will power to cut into. This seaside print is one of my favorites and it took a while to convince myself to be brave and use it. I almost went fake by using a temporary adhesive on my elements so I could reuse the background for other layouts but I decided to go for it and use permanent adhesive. I'm glad I did. I like how this one turned out. I've got it sitting on my desk where I think I'll leave it for now as it's a nice reminder of summer.
The supplies for this card are all from Stampin' Up; Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Rose Wonder and Picture Perfect Stamp Sets, Basic Pearls, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Classic Inks and Serene Scenery DSP Stack
ETA: I had several emails about the starfish. He is from the Picture Perfect stamp set which is a two step stamp. I stamped the first image in Crumb Cake Classic Ink on Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the second image over it using Soft Suede Ink. After I cut out the starfish I sponged the Soft Suede around the edges and went a little heavier on one side of each point to give the starfish more dimension
Stampin' Up's Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack is one of those products that you don't think you need but then can't live without. Since you only get a glimpse of the corner of each sheet in the catalogue you really have to see it in person to appreciate it. One side of the paper is a realistic print and the other side is like regular DSP.
Today I was using the Blossom Punch and needed several of the smallest flower for a punch art Santa card I'm working on. Whenever I can I like to punch all of the shapes from a punch then use up all of the pieces. It's kind of like a fun little challenge. So.....I ended up with a whole pile of daisies, reached for my new "go to" DSP and made a few daisy cards.
Some other products I used was the 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread (LOVE that stuff), the 1/2" Circle Punch for the large Daisy centers and the Owl Punch for the small Daisy centers. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Delightful Dijon, the frame in Early Espresso and sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake Ink. I also sponged around the Daffodil Delight centers with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink.
The images from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set have adorned my daughter Mackenzie's leg on many occasions. It started years ago on a stamping trip (oops I meant camping trip). Whenever our family went camping I always brought along my stamping supplies and on one camping trip Kenz decided that she and her father should have matching tattoos. She stamped a little flower on each of their ankles using Black Stazon and from that point she was addicted.
As a teenager Kenz and her friends would sit in my stamp room and give themselves "tattoos". There were a few images that were always the favorites. One stamp they used often was Stampin' Up's retired Sunflower stamp. When she was in university one of her friends asked her to accompany her to the tattoo parlor because she liked Kenz' sunflower tattoo and wanted to get one just like it. She couldn't believe it was a stamp and hadn't noticed that it disappeared for long periods of time.
Mackenzie still gives herself the occasional tattoo and I really wanted to share her latest one. Along with the sunflower on her thigh she used the Rose image from the Rose Wonder stamp set to tattoo her side. She stamped it with Black Stazon then traced along the lines with Stampin' Write Markers to add some colour then went over the coloured lines with an Aqua Painter. I couldn't get a good pic but I think her tattoo turned out pretty cool.
I've been working on a new punch art class featuring the new Stampin' Up punches. My favorites are the ones with lots of different shapes like the Fox Builder and Blossom Builder punches. For the rock I tore and crumpled a piece of Smokey Slate card stock. Here are the punches I used for the face; eye brows: Acorn Builder, eyes: 1" Circle, pupils: 3/4" Circle, nose: Blossom Builder. The Stamp Set I used for the sentiment is Crazy for You.
ETA: I've had several emails asking how I made out so I thought I'd share my exciting news. I got picked to be one of the display stampers for the Ottawa On Stage Event. Yay!!! I'm so excited! Now I'm wishing the summer away so I can get started on my samples. I just wanted to thank everyone who wished me luck. It worked!
I've been procrastinating about shooting videos since I lost my old movie maker program. It might not have been the latest and greatest but I knew how to use it. Since I had a lot of requests for a video tutorial for the origami leaf card I thought it's time to stop putting it off and get back to shooting videos again. So...not the best sound or editing but here it is.
The video shows how to make the one piece origami leaf card from an 8-1/2" x 12" piece of DSP. Towards the end of the video I showed instructions on how to make a super simple cheater version from the scraps.
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