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Hello Stamping Friends,
I have neglected you this past month but I return now with a plethora of new ideas for card making. Hold on…..
First the new In Colors introduced at the catalog launch:
Aren’t they fabulous colors? Email me with your email if you would like the Excel sheet to make all the color collections. See my last post for how I use these sheets to organize my paper stock in an Elfa 18″ storage system.
I chose my two favorite colors, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy for the new 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon in this year’s In Color Bookmark. The Swirly Scribble Thinlits made a perfect bouquet so I could use all the colors. After attaching them to the Dapper Denim layer with the Fine Tip Glue Pen I ran that layer through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, keeping it to the edge that had lots of dots. The Awesome is from the new stamp set “Marquee Messages” stamped on Sweet Sugarplum.
If that is a bit too bold for you how about a Flip Flop using all the new In Colors and using one of the new Floral Affection Embossing Folders to add pizzaz to the straps…..
Doesn’t that show how well all the colors go together? The template is on Pinterest, I just scaled it to 130% for a bigger card. The smaller flowers and the greenery are from the “Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and the Larger one from the “Birthday Blossoms” set. The Flower Shop Stamp Set was used for the large flower on the strap and punched out with the Pansy punch with a “Petite Petal” flower stamped and punched to go on top. The flowers on the new Floral Affection embossing Folder aligned perfectly on the straps to give them dimension. That was a bit of serendipity.
I must thank Lucille Kearin for the beautiful Thank You card she made for me! At the catalog launch I also stage a crafting garage sale and Lucille and several of the stampers brought items to sell. Isn’t Lucille’s card beautiful? Okay I do need lessons in focusing…
Lucille has a lovely blog and has won different contests with her cards. Check it out here: http://www.whitepoints.blogspot.com
My grandson needed a special card and I found just the thing at Stephanie Fisher’s blog http://www.thecraftythinker.com.au
Isn’t it just so much fun? You use blue hair gel in a little jewelry bag that you sandwich between two layers, The stamp set is “Seaside Shore” and the banner is from “Banners For You”. The fish is stamped on a window sheet with Staz On. I colored him yellow with a permanent marker on my first card but the yellow bled in the hair gel and it looked like he had peed in the water. So this fish didn’t get colored. Visit Stephanie’s blog for detailed directions.
For club this month I chose the Jacob’s Coat technique for my technique sheet and then made this card to show an example to you.
This technique starts with sponging colors on a neutral color of cardstock, I chose Shimmery White cardstock and used Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry….
You let the ink dry, or dry it by heating with the heat tool and then coat it well with the embossing buddy. I forgot that step on one card and had a mess so be sure and use the embossing buddy and then stamp your images with Versa Mark. I used “Moroccan Nights” for my images and the new stamp set “Scenic Sayings” for Hey There Friend. Apply Clear Embossing Powder to your images and then heat set. Use your brayer and a dark ink, I used Elegant Eggplant, and brayer over and over until all the background is colored. Take a paper towel and wipe off your images and I guarantee you will gasp at how fabulous they look! I decorated with the new Enamel Shapes. They are brighter and shinier than the candy dots we used to have and I am loving them!!
Our card for club is the now infamous “Magic Card”….
the images are colored magically! It is a layer of Window Sheet stamped with outline images in Stazon and a white piece of cardstock stamped with the full image and then both the window sheet and cardstock are hooked together at the top with a tab and then laced in front of and behind a middle piece of card stock. The new “Fresh Fruit” stamp set has both the outline and the full images- I wonder which came first the technique or the design of the stamp set?! We embellished with the new Metallic Enamel Shapes and used the “Banners For You” stamp set with matching framelits. This is a must have set with words for many occasions and four different sizes of banners. Hint: I struggled with stamping on the window sheet and getting the ink to stick until I cleaned the stamp with Staz On cleaner before inking. Then when I inked and stamped, the image stamped well. I think the cleaner adds just enough of an oil to keep the Stazon ink from sticking to the stamp instead of the paper. For all the details there is a wonderful YouTube video by Stampin’ Up!
I used the framelit from “Seasonal Frame Thinlits” to cut out the rectangle front. It is on sale in the Clearance Rack right now and saves so much time over cutting out the rectangle with the paper cutter.
So enjoy these techniques and let me know what you have made!
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