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Dragonfly Dreams Eclipse Card

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set #124924, Large Letter Framelits #141712, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman, Eclipse, technique, handmade, paper crafting, stamping, rubber stamping

It has been a while since I had made an eclipse card or used the Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.   I taught my advanced card making class this technique and they loved it.  It isn't a hard technique, it just takes a little more time to make.  It is so worth the time!

I stamped the dragonflies with Memento ink and then colored them with the Dark Pool Party and Dark Night of Navy Blends markers.  The more I use the blends markers the more I like, no, love them!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set #124924, Large Letter Framelits #141712, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman, Eclipse, technique, handmade, paper crafting, stamping, rubber stamping

When the ink was dry on all of the dragonflies I added Wink of Stella to them.  They needed that little bit of bling to really bring them to life.  It is a lot easier to do it now, then later once the letters are cut out.  You need to let them totally dry before you use the Large Letter framelits to cut out your letters.

To make this card you will need the following paper.  For a complete list of all the products I used, please see the end of this post.

Cardstock:

Balmy Blue

  • cut at 5 1/2" x8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set #124924, Large Letter Framelits #141712, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman, Eclipse, technique, handmade, paper crafting, stamping, rubber stampingTo make the letters really pop I used our Foam Adhesive Strips.  They are the perfect width for these letters.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set #124924, Large Letter Framelits #141712, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman, Eclipse, technique, handmade, paper crafting, stamping, rubber stamping

It's Friday!!!  Yay!  My retreat is getting closer to becoming a reality.  I am going to check out a couple more places this weekend.  I am hoping to have the location confirmed by the end of the month.  Are you doing anything fun this weekend?

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have an awesome Friday and weekend!

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Triangle Fun Fold Card using Colorful Seasons

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set #143726, Floral Romance Specialty Deigner series Paper #148586, Frosted Flower Embellishments #148782, Layering Circle Framelits 141705, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have never  made a Triangle Fun Fold card before.  It was so much fun!  I loved it so much, that I did a Facebook Live on it.  The video is further down this post.  I used the beautiful Floral Romance Specialty designer series paper from the occasions catalog and the Colorful Seasons stamp set from the annual catalog.  I love how you can use products from both catalogs and the coordinate.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set #143726, Floral Romance Specialty Deigner series Paper #148586, Frosted Flower Embellishments #148782, Layering Circle Framelits 141705, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

In my video you will see how I changed up the whole card.  I used the new Painted Seasons designer series paper and stamp set from the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration.

To make this card you will need the following paper.  For a complete list of all the products I used, please see the end of this post.

Cardstock:

Mossy Meadow

  • you will need an 8 1/2" x 11" piece

Whisper White

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

I used the coordinating Frosted Flowers Embellishments for the little flower by the sentiment.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set #143726, Floral Romance Specialty Deigner series Paper #148586, Frosted Flower Embellishments #148782, Layering Circle Framelits 141705, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce WhitmanHere is a picture of what the card looks like when it is opened.

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set #143726, Floral Romance Specialty Deigner series Paper #148586, Frosted Flower Embellishments #148782, Layering Circle Framelits 141705, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce WhitmanHow awesome is that?!  The best part is you can get two cards from one sheet of cardstock!  

 

 

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope you have a fantastic Wednesday!  Check back on Friday when I will have all the fun new products that are going to be available on March 1st!

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Butterfly Gala With Sale-A-Bration Products

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set #148580, Botanical Butterfly designer series paper #149622, Butterfly Elements #149711, 2019 Occasions and 2019 Sale--A-Bration, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

You all know how I love butterflies!  So, of course, I had to make another card with butterflies on it!  Lately I have been drawn to the color purple.  So much so, that I even got my nails painted purple!  Now, that is way out of my comfort zone!  I was looking through my designer series paper and came across this beautiful purple paper in the Botanical Butterfly pack. 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set #148580, Botanical Butterfly designer series paper #149622, Butterfly Elements #149711, 2019 Occasions and 2019 Sale--A-Bration, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Did you know you can get this designer paper for FREE?!  Yes, FREE!  This paper along with the Butterfly Elements and Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, that I used on this card, are all in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  When you purchase $50 worth of products (before shipping/handling and taxes) you can pick out a FREE product from the brochure.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set #148580, Botanical Butterfly designer series paper #149622, Butterfly Elements #149711, 2019 Occasions and 2019 Sale--A-Bration, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

To make this card you will need the following paper.  For a complete list of all the products I used, please see the end of this post.

Cardstock:

Highland Heather

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Gorgeous Grape

  • cut at 2 1/4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 1/2" x 3"

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

  • cut at 2" x 5 1/4"

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set #148580, Botanical Butterfly designer series paper #149622, Butterfly Elements #149711, 2019 Occasions and 2019 Sale--A-Bration, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce WhitmanI used two of the Butterfly Elements and then added a little bow made with the Organdy Ribbon.   How cute is that bow!  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set #148580, Botanical Butterfly designer series paper #149622, Butterfly Elements #149711, 2019 Occasions and 2019 Sale--A-Bration, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce WhitmanOn Tuesday I will be doing my second Facebook Live!  It will be on my Stampin Scrapper Facebook page at 7:00pm.  I will be making two 3D projects that you can use for Valentine's Day or any other occasions.  

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What's New at SU Blog Hop - Sale-A-Bration

What''s New at SU?

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily stamp set #149717, Botanical Butterfly designer series paper #149622, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack #149623, 2019 Sale-A-Bration, What's New at SU blog hop, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I am so happy you are joining us for our blog hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin' With Exciting Ideas to share with you.  Today we are featuring products from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up! Brochure.  I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas from the projects that are shared today.

My favorite stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is the Lasting Lily along with the Botanical Butterfly designer series paper.  I know you are all very surprised about the butterfly paper!  LOL  I knew they were the first two products I was going to play with.  I love how this card turned out!  I also used another Sale-A-Bration product, the Grapefruit Grove ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily stamp set #149717, Botanical Butterfly designer series paper #149622, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack #149623, 2019 Sale-A-Bration, What's New at SU blog hop, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

To make this card you will need the following paper.  For a complete list of all the products I used, please see the end of this post.

Cardstock:

Basic Black:

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 4 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 4"

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

  • cut at 4' x 5 1/4"

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily stamp set #149717, Botanical Butterfly designer series paper #149622, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack #149623, 2019 Sale-A-Bration, What's New at SU blog hop, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

To finish off the card I added the Grapefruit Grove ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-A-Bration brochure and 3 small Rhinestones.  I stamped the small flower on the inside of the card and also on the envelope. 

Please click the Next button to go to Heather Cooper's blog for another beautiful project.

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Wishing You Well Sympathy Card

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well stamp set #147864, Swirls and Curls embossing folder #147923, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I was so excited to find out at OnStage that the Wishing You Well stamp set will be carried over.  I am so excited because we will be able to still get this stamp set after the sale period ends of the holiday catalog.  This stamp set is a DistINKtive stamp set, which means you get two different shades of color all while only stamping once.  The bow on the card is a perfect example of this unique stamp.  I used only two colors on this card, Night of Navy and Pear Pizzazz.  

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To make this card you will need the following paper.  For a complete list of all the products I used, please see the end of this post.

Cardstock:

Night of Navy

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 4 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 4"

The big piece of Whisper White was embossed using the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.  The small Night of Navy cardstock is popped up Stampin Dimensionals.  I added a large pearl in the middle of the bow to finish off the card.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well stamp set #147864, Swirls and Curls embossing folder #147923, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
Today we are busy baking and getting things ready to cook our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  This is the first time we are having Thanksgiving at Emily's and am loving watching her create her own traditions.  We love to go Black Friday shopping, so it will be fun to do that in a new town.  We all brought with us our big suitcases and and extra bag to carry on.  LOL 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well stamp set #147864, Swirls and Curls embossing folder #147923, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by!  I hope everyone has a great day!

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Rooted In Nature and Flourishing Phrases CT#155

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature stamp set #146482, Flourishing Phrases stamp set #141534, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinsraper.com, Joyce Whitman

I had to make another sympathy card for one of my aunts as my uncle passed away unexpectedly.  I don't like having to make these type of cards,  I don't think anyone does, but when I do I try to make them as a reflection of the person who passed.  My aunt and uncle were suppose to go spend the weekend at the campground with all of their family, but God had different plans for them.   They spent the weekend together, just not in the place they thought they would.  

For this card I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and used the sentiment in the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  As I was making this card, I kept thinking of my uncles smile and laugh.  I will always remember that about him.  Great memories!

Here is my inspiration card for this weeks CASEing Tuesday

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The card I made this week is an easy design that you could make for any occasion. 

To make this card you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Crumb Cake

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Very Vanilla

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" for the trees
  • cut at 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature stamp set #146482, Flourishing Phrases stamp set #141534, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinsraper.com, Joyce Whitman

To make the trees I used 3 of our  Stampin Write Markers.  I first inked the trees with the Shaded Spruce marker and then dabbed the tip of the Mossy Meadow marker randomly on top of the Shaded Spruce ink.  The trunks of the trees were colored with the Early Espresso marker.  A tip I have for you is when you use markers to color your stamps, make sure you huff on your stamp before you stamp your image on your paper.  You need to make sure your ink hasn't dried on your stamp as it takes longer to color them with markers than an ink pad. 

On the Crumb Cake card base I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the leaf images.  I was trying to figure out what to use to make the grass on the bottom and then remembered there was a grass stamp in the Enjoy Life stamp set.  I used the Shaded Spruce ink to stamp the grass.  To decorate my envelope I stamped one of the trees on the bottom left hand corner.

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature stamp set #146482, Flourishing Phrases stamp set #141534, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinsraper.com, Joyce Whitman

I hope I don't have to make another sympathy cards for a while.  2 in a month is more than enough. 

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

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Rooted In Nature Sympathy Card

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set #146482, Leaves Trinkets #146343, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Sympathy cards are always hard to make, especially when they are for your family.  This past week I had to make a card for my aunt and her family when my uncle passed away.  When I went into my stampin studio, I saw the Rooted In Nature stamp set sitting on my craft table and thought it would be perfect for a masculine card.  This is a great stamp set to use,  because whenever I think of  him, I think of trees and being out with nature. 

To make this card you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Old Olive

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" 

I stamped my images right on a piece of the Wood Textures designer series paper.  For the trees I used my Old Olive and Early Espresso Stampin markers to color my stamp.  I then huffed on the stamp to moisten the ink before stamping.  When you use markers to color your stamp, you want to make sure that you always huff on them so the ink is still moist and not dried out.  If you don't do this step you won't always get a good image.  I stamped one of the trees and then stammped it again, without putting more ink on it (this is the middle tree).  I reinked my stamp with the Stampin markers and stamped the third tree.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set #146482, Leaves Trinkets #146343, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

For the sentiment I used Soft Suede ink.  One trick I have taught my customers is when you are doing a solid image, such as this sentiment, you want to ink your stamp up a little different.  I tell them to tap, tap, tap your stamp on the ink pad, then twist, twist, twist, followed by tap, tap, tap.  This really does make a difference. 

I taught this to one of my customers who was having trouble with the Waterfront stamp set not getting a good image when stamped.  She text me and said that it made a world of difference in how her image was turning out.  Yay!  This is one of the many aspects of being a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! that I just love.  Helping people and bringing smiles to their faces.  It just warms my heart.

I then wrapped 5/8" Burlap Ribbon around the bottom and added one of the Leaves Trinkets, in the copper finish.  Because the Burlap Ribbon is quite thick I adhered this layer to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals.  Whenever I put ribbon on my project I always put the layer with the ribbon on with Stampin Dimensionals.  Your paper will lay a lot nicer over ribbon this way.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set #146482, Leaves Trinkets #146343, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I decorated the inside and the envelope with the trees the same way I did them on the front of the card. 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set #146482, Leaves Trinkets #146343, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

You could change the sentiment to Happy Birthday or Congratulations for more masculine cards.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it!  Have a great day!

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Embossing Paste meets Embossing Powder

  • Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Oh My Goodness!!!  I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this technique was to make and how beautiful it is.  I would have never thought of this idea.  Thank God, someone did and was kind enough to share with everyone.  I don't remember who I first saw this technique done with, so who ever you are, thank you, thank you, thank you.  

I don't know if you can see on the picture or not, but I put Copper Embossing Powder over the Embossing Paste and heat set it.  It is so fun to make and it is so impressive when it is done.  We made these in my technique class and the ladies were crazy about them.  

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To make this project you are going to need the following products:

Cardstock:

Night of Navy

  •  cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"

Whisper White

  • cut two at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Wild Wasabi

  • cut at 2" x 3 1/2"

Copper Foil Sheet

  • scrap for 1/2" circle

To make this card you have to work kinda fast.  You don't want to let the paste dry before you put the embossing powder on it.  The first thing I did was put on the Embossing Paste using the brick masks from the Patter Party Decorative Masks.  As soon as I had that finished added the copper embossing powder to all of the embossing paste. 

I had to put sprinkle the embossing powder over it a couple of times to make sure it adhered the way I wanted it to.  You then use your heat gun to warm up the embossing powder so it melts.  You will have to hold the heat gun a little bit longer than you do when you use the embossing powder with the VersaMark ink.  It is so fun to watch the embossing powder melt into the paste.   Such a neat effect!  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

You will notice on the picture that I did not put the Embossing Paste all over my card, just part of it.  You can do whatever you would like to do with yours.  

I stamped my sentiment from Lovely Wishes and the flower is from the Delightful Daisy stamp set using the Night of Navy ink.  I punched out the daisy with the coordinating punch.  I used the Leaf punch that was carried over from the holiday catalog.  I sure hope they keep both of those in the new annual catalog which is coming out in June.

For a final touch I added a 1/2" circle from the Copper Foil Sheets and put it in the middle of the daisy.  I also stamped the daisy on the inside of my card and on the envelope.

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I hope you will give this fun technique a try.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great day!

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Heartfelt Blooms

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms #147202, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon #145597, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Did I tell you Stampin' Up! has created a new type of stamp?  The new Distinkive (patent pending) stamps lay down ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth.  Yes, I took the description for the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  You all know I don't talk like that.  LOL  It was the easiest way to explain how they work.  Another unique feature of this type of stamp is that it is totally flat.  At first look, you will think something is wrong with it.  

There is a little tip to using this stamp, you don't want too much ink on it.  If you do, the image will not come out crisp and clear.  If there isn't enough ink, the image will come out really light. 

The name of the stamp set I used is Heartfelt Blooms in the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  You can get this stamp set for FREE when you spend $50 in products, before shipping and tax.  Sale-A-Bration will be ending on March 31st.  If there is a product that you really want, I highly suggest you get it soon.  You won't want to miss out on this awesome stamp set!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms #147202, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon #145597, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I want to thank Annie Dohrman for this wonderful design.  I received this swap card from Annie at the Leadership Conference in February.  I fell in love with it and knew I wanted to make it too.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Night of Navy 

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Whisper White 

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 4"

One of the 4" x 5 1/4" pieces of white cardstock emboss with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  I wrapped the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon the two top layers and tied a knot.  I also popped up the layers with the ribbon on it.  When I wrap ribbon around any cardstock I always use dimensionals to pop up that layer.  Your paper will lay flat and not have a bump in it from the ribbon.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms #147202, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon #145597, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I apologize for this blog post coming out late this morning.  Once again life took more of my time than I thought it would.  Last night Emily came home from Texas for a week and we didn't get home until after 1:00am.  I am not moving very fast this morning, hence the delay in this post.  Do you ever have days where your plans are not at all the plans God had for you that day?  His plans are always better than mine.  Just, sometimes I wish He would let me know them before hand.  

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope you have a great weekend. 

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Watercoloring with Brusho Crystal Colours

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set #140697, Brusho Crystal Colour #144101, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
I was really excited to see everyone who enjoyed my last project using the Brusho Crystal Colours.  I think it was one of the highest views on my blog and FaceBook.  If you missed the post click HERE to see it.  This is another project that I did using the Brusho Crystal Colours.  This time I used them a little different and it came out with a whole new look.  For some reason when I photographed the pictures, the leaves came out more brown.  In person, they are a green with a little bit of yellow added.  

The first thing I did on this project was to stamp the biggest rose from the Rose Wonder stamp set with Versa Mark ink and emboss it with White Embossing Powder.  I used the watercolor paper for this project.  Once I had the embossing done, I was ready to start the fun part of the card.  Watercoloring!

I sprinkled a little, and I mean a little, bit of crystals onto one of my clear blocks.  I used the letter "E" block so I had room to move it around a bit.  I then added water, using my Aqua Painter brushes, and mixed it up good.  I started with the blue for the flower first and then did the leaves.  I moved my color around on my block so that I had some areas that we lighter than others.  I could pick up the ink from what ever area I wanted.  Dark for the edges, light for the center.  I still did shading with brushes after I got all of it covered.  It is easier to do shading when you have it already a little darker in certain areas.

You don't have to worry about going over the lines in the inside for the flower or leaves as they are already embossed so the paint is not going to stick to it.  I was, however, careful around the outside edges.  You don't want it to bleed outside of your lines.  

For the leaves I started with the green crystals and then added a little bit of the yellow crystals.  I mixed them up good and spread them out on another block.  Same as with the flower, be careful on your outside edges.  

With using the White Embossing Powder it makes it look like the flower is almost floating on the paper.  

I didn't add anything else on the front of the card this time.  I thought it was so pretty just by itself.  You can put a sentiment on the inside, if you want or add one to the front.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Marina Mist

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Watercolor Paper

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

I haven't had time to play more with the Brusho Crystals but I will.  I really enjoyed creating these two projects for my Technique class.  They were a big hit with the ladies that took the class.

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Last weekend I went to a retreat given by Tina Rappe and Peggy Murwin, the Stampin Sisters.  Oh My Goodness!!!  They did a fantastic job!  All the little details they thought of, all the products we were given and the projects!  It was so much fun that I hope I will be able to go next year!  

One of the reasons, there were many, I wanted to go to it was because I want to try and do a retreat soon.  I wanted to see how they ran it, set it up, how they did the projects, door prizes, actually how they did all of it.  You sure can tell this was their 12th year doing it.  They put their heart and soul into the whole weekend.  

The theme this year was picnic.  Here are some pictures of our fun weekend!

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On the left is the basket that all of us had at our spot where we were sitting.  The top and bottom right I got because I paid in full when I registered.  

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The picture on the left was a gift for all the new people that attended this year.  After every break we had, when we went back into the room we had a new gift waiting for us.   The top right is the cookies we got on Sunday morning.  They were so kind and made special ones for the ladies that needed gluten free food.  The bottom right is one of the projects we made.  I have to say it is my favorite.  I really like how it came out. 

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The picture on the right is my friend from Iowa, Beth, that I went to the retreat with.  It was so nice to see her and spend time with her.  I wish we lived a lot closer.  The picture on the left is our table mates, Margie and Maxine.  I love, love, love these ladies.  We all clicked so well together and worked so good together.  We had a great time.  I am really hoping we all can make it next year and be table mates again.  I am excited that I will get to see all of them in April in Milwaukee!

Would any of you be interested in a retreat if I put one on in Ohio?  

Thank you for stopping in today, I really appreciate it.  I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

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