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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stampin' Up! You've Got This: Color Combo Challenge




This week's challenge is a Color Combo Challenge: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Old Olive. So again, we can use any layout, any stamp set, but use this color combination. 



Today I'm featuring the You've Got This stamp set by Stampin' Up! and showing off the Masking Technique!

Here's a couple of pictures - front view, the side view to show the depth, and the Watercolor Wash background stamp.


In this image below is a close-up of the Watercolor Wash background stamp and the subtle use on the card base, and more noticeable use on the front panel, focal point.


A few layers....



(Layers  raised with Stampin' Dimensionals)

When Making This - Stampin' Up You've Got This - Card

    • The card base actually has the Watercolor Wash background stamped in black but it came out lighter (I think it's an old inkpad lol).
    • The other pieces you can see are layered (and raised with Stampin' Dimensionals).
    • The tricky piece is the focal point where I used the Masking Technique.  
      1. I stamped the flower image on scrap and cut it out.
      2. I stamped the flower image on the focal panel;
      3. then covered it with the mask (the one I cut out from scrap),
      4. then stamped the Watercolor Wash background over it in Hello Honey.  Pretty cool huh? Hope you like it :D

    Stampin' Up! Products

    Stamp Set
    • You've Got This
    Inks
    • Basic Black
    • Hello Honey
    Paper
    • Whisper White
    • WildFlower Fields Designer Series Paper (From the Sale-a-bration Catalog)
    Accessories
    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (to add the "bling" I love so much!)
    • Stampin' Dimensionals (to give depth and raise the elements on the card)

    Now it's time to go and see what the rest of the Happy Stampers designers have come up with for this week's challenge.

    Happy Stampers

    Amy Koenders
    Shelagh Freemantle
    Mary Deatherage
    Jari Francis
    Kristi Gray
    Heather Wright-Porto (you are here! Thanks for visiting me!)
    Heather Van Looy

    Next is the very talented Heather Van Looy!

     

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    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic: Sketch Challenge




    This week's challenge is a Sketch Challenge. So again, we can use color, any stamp set, but to use this layout as a guide and inspiration.



    Today I'm featuring the Awesomely Artistic stamp set. For those that love to use white, and love the quick, clean and simple cards, I think you're gonna love this one.  Maybe could have added a little dotted background/splash from the stamp set, hmmmmmm. lol.

    Can you see where I added my touch of bling? lol. Gotta have it. Love those rhinestones!



      When Making This Awesomely Artistic Card

        Pretty simple and sweet, clean card today.
        • But what I did was cut the panel and lay it on top of the card front and then stamped.
        • Then matted the panel.
        • Then tied a knot around the card front.
        • Then place and adhered the panel with Stampin' Dimenstionals.
          NOTE: I used the stamp-off technique to make the lighter shade of green leaves (Cucumber Crush).


          Stampin' Up! Products

          Stamp Set
          • Awesomely Artistic
          Inks
          • Tip Top Taupe
          • Cucumber Crush
          • Watermelon Wonder
          Paper
          • Whisper White
          • Sahara Sand
          Accessories
          • Watercolor Wonder Lace Ribbon
          • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (to add the "bling" I love so much!)
          • Stampin' Dimensionals (to give depth and raise the elements on the card)
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          Now it's time to go and see what the rest of the Happy Stampers designers have come up with for this week's challenge.

          Amy Koenders
          Shelagh Freemantle
          Mary Deatherage
          Jari Francis 
          Kristi Gray
          Heather Wright-Porto (you are here! Thanks for visiting me!)
          Heather Van Looy

          Next on our Happy Stampers hop is - Heather Van Looy!!!!

           

          Balloon Celebration Card Class  




          Who doesn't love balloons and fun!!! 
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          Friday, January 29, 2016

          Totally Techniques: Shaving Foam Technique




          Good morning stampers!

          This month's technique is called Shaving Foam Technique! It's a really fun (could be a little messy but not too bad) technique. This was my first time trying this technique so I used it for a background panel.





          I'm featuring the lots of Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo!!! Hope you like pink! Of course I have my Rhinestone Basic Jewels as I like the sparkle they add :D
          • I also used Chocolate Chip paper,
          • Whisper White paper,
          • It's My Party Designer Paper Pack from Occasions Catalog,
          • and the Remarkable You Stamp Set.

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          Shaving Foam Technique

            Hoping these pictures help.  It's really a lot of fun :D

               Start with Paper Plate and Shaving Foam. 
              Then add drops of ink (Stampin' Up! re-inkers). And begin mixing.


              Then Mix.


              Then Place paper over the cream.


              Lift.  I used the Stampin' Up! Bone Tool to wipe it away (need something with a clean, flat edge).


              And wipe away Shaving Foam.
              And you have a beautiful background :D



                Total Techniques Team

                Let's continue to check out more masterpieces!

                Patrice Halliday-Larsen

                Amy Koenders

                Lee Conrey

                Shelagh Freemantle

                Marine Wiplier

                Erna Logtenberg

                Heather Wright-Porto --- you are here - thanks for visiting me!

                Shannean Moncrieff

                Nadine Weiner

                Alison Solven


                The next blog on this totally awesome, Totally Techniques blog hop is Shannean Moncrieff!



                Occasions Catalog: Botanical Blooms

                I've been featuring the It's My Party designer series paper in my last 2 posts, however, check out the beautiful Botanical Blooms collection of Stampin' Up! products! Join us today!




                Thursday, January 28, 2016

                Happy Stampers Color Combo: Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic




                This week's challenge is a Color Combo Challenge: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaroon. So again, we can use any layout, any stamp set, but use these colors.  I actually also used last week's sketch in a vertical layout.  I think you're gonna like this one!


                Today I'm featuring the Kinda Eclectic stamp set (the butterflies and greeting) and the It's My Party Designer Series paper from the Occasions Mini catalog! And I LOVE these colors together - so cheery and bright :D  Hope this card makes you smile :D
                  Here's a couple of pictures, the side view to show the depth. You may notice, I used last week's sketch (sort of LOL) but turned it more vertical - but still using the Labels framelit and the elements in the upper right and lower left corners of that focal point.


                  (Many elements raised with Stampin' Dimensionals)

                  When Making This Kinda Eclectic Card

                  • It really is a bunch of layering of the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack. 
                  • The most time consuming....cutting out the butterflies (stamped in Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaroon, Crushed Curry) and lacing the Linen Thread and knotting thru the buttons.
                  • The main focal point is a Labels framelit piece.

                  Stampin' Up! Products

                  Stamp Set
                  • Kinda Eclectic
                  Inks
                  • Tip Top Taupe
                  • Mint Macaroon
                  • Crushed Curry
                  Paper
                  • Whisper White
                  • It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack(Occasions Mini 2016)
                  Accessories
                  • Vintage Faceted Buttons
                  • Linen Thread (tied in the buttons)
                  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (to add the "bling" I love so much!)
                  • Labels Collection Framelits / The Big Shot
                  • Stampin' Dimensionals (to give depth and raise the elements on the card)
                  • Mini Glue Dots (to adhere smaller items like the butterflies and buttons)
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                  Now it's time to go and see what the rest of the Happy Stampers designers have come up with for this week's challenge.

                  Sandi MacIver
                  Amy Koenders
                  Shelagh Freemantle
                  Mary Deatherage
                  Jari Francis 
                  Kristi Gray
                  Heather Wright-Porto (you are here! Thanks for visiting me!)
                  Heather Van Looy

                  Next is a new comer to the Happy Stampers hop! Check her out - Heather Van Looy!!!!

                  Birthday Balloons!


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                  Thursday, January 21, 2016

                  Happy Stampers: Butterfly Basics and Love Blossoms



                  This week's challenge is a Sketch Challenge - any stamps, any color, but to try and use this layout as a guide for our artwork.



                  Today I'm featuring the beautiful framelits (Big Shot) and Love Blossoms Designer Series paper!


                  Stampin' Up! Products

                  Paper
                  • Whisper White
                  • Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Pack
                  Inks
                  • Tip Top Taupe (for greeting)
                    Accessories
                    • Tip Top Taupe Lace 1" Dotted Ribbon
                    • Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin Ribbon (Occasions Catalog)
                    • Butterfly Basics Framelits
                    • Labels Collection Framelits 
                    • Florals Framelits 
                    • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
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                      Now it's time to go and see what the rest of the Happy Stampers designers have come up with for this week's challenge.

                      Sandi MacIver 

                      Amy Koenders

                      Shelagh Freemantle

                      Mary Deatherage

                      Jari Francis

                      Kristi Gray

                      Heather Wright-Porto ---- you are here - thanks for visiting!


                      Occasions Catalog: Botanical Blooms

                      I've been featuring the lovely Love Blossoms designer series paper and the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper in my recent posts, however, check out the beautiful Botanical Blooms collection of Stampin' Up! products! Join us today!



                      Thursday, January 14, 2016

                      Remarkable You: Color Combo Challenge



                      This week's challenge is a Color Combo Challenge: Rose Red, Whisper White, Gold. So again, we can use any layout, any stamp set, but use these colors.



                      Today I'm featuring the Remarkable You stamp set and the Love Blossoms Designer Series paper from the Occasions Mini catalog! 
                      • Can you find my little touch of Gold?  
                      • The designer series paper pattern features Rose Red and Blushing Bride....so I just had to add the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper again!!!! 
                      • And...did you notice I used the sketch from last week again!
                      Here's a few pictures from different angles so you can see the depth and dimension of the card.




                      When Making This Remarkable You Card

                      • I stamped the flowers in Staz-On ink and used the blender pen for watercoloring. 
                      • Then I cut out the flowers and adhered to the card front panel with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
                      • To create the focal point I used two different Label framelits to create the "frame".  
                      • I also embossed a piece of Whisper White using the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions folder. 
                      • And then used the Labels framelit on top of it to cut it out, to be placed behind the shimmery frame.
                      • I used the gold pen to add a little touch of gold to the flowers.

                      Stampin' Up! Products

                      Stamp Set
                      • Remarkable You
                      Paper
                      • Whisper White
                      • Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (Occasions Mini 2016)
                      • Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Pack (Occasions Mini 2016)
                      Accessories
                      • Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker
                      • Expressions Natural Elements
                      • Labels Collection Framelits
                      • Big Shot
                      • Blender Pen (for watercoloring)
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                      Now it's time to go and see what the rest of the Happy Stampers designers have come up with for this week's challenge.

                      Sandi MacIver

                      Amy Koenders

                      Shelagh Freemantle

                      Mary Deatherage

                      Kristi Gray

                      Heather Wright-Porto ---- you are here - thanks for visiting!


                      Want More Ideas From The Occasions Catalog? 

                      The come on over to Stamping and Blogging.  We have a new card class featuring the beautiful Botanical Blooms die cuts, papers and more.  AND the cards can be done in 10 minutes or LESS!

                      Thursday, January 7, 2016

                      Happy Stampers Sketch Challenge



                      This week's challenge is a Sketch Challenge - any stamps, any color, but to try and use this layout as a guide for our artwork.  However, do you believe I misplaced one of my Labels Collection framelits, so I altered a little, missing a layer, and put the ribbon underneath the panel vs. on top.  But I think you'll still enjoy it!

                      Happy Stampers Sketch Challenge Jan 7 - 2016

                      Today I'm featuring the beautiful Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Blender Pen technique!

                      Here's the full picture and a close up of the Blender Pen watercoloring and to show the panel is raised using Stampin' Dimensionals.





                      I stamped the images in Staz-On black even though I wasn't going to use an Aqua Painter, but playing it safe with the Blender Pen technique and my favorite way to water color!

                      I stayed with black and white so the color of the flowers would really pop and be the focal point.  The main, rasied focal point is raised using Stampin' Dimensionals and was cut with the Labels Collection framelits.  LOVE them, such a beautiful, elegant shape. 

                      Stampin' Up! Products

                      Stamp Set
                      • Butterfly Basics
                      Paper
                      • Whisper White
                      • Basic Black
                      Inks
                      • Staz-On Black 
                      • Cucumber Crush (used with Blender Pen technique)
                      • Watermelon Wonder (used with Blender Pen technique) 
                      • Delightful Dijon (I stamped off twice on scrap before stamping honeycomb on the card front-panel)
                      Accessories
                      • [Retired] Stampin' Up! black and white ribbon I have - I have to order new black! Sorry!
                      • Watermelon Wonder lace ribbon 
                      • Labels Collection Framelits
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                        Now it's time to go and see what the rest of the Happy Stampers designers have come up with for this week's challenge.

                        Sandi MacIver 

                        Amy Koenders

                        Shelagh Freemantle

                        Mary Deatherage

                        Kristi Gray

                        Heather Wright-Porto ---- you are here - thanks for visiting!



                        If you're loving the Blender Pen technique and want to learn more, see more.... We loaded a bunch of One Sheet Wonders and Blender Pen technique video this past week in Stamping and Blogging!