Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Stamping Fun Night July 2018



stamps:
Pressed Flowers (hostess)
Detailed with Love

paper:
Early Espresso
Fresh Fig
Crumb Cake
Wood Textures 6 x 6 Stack

ink:
Fresh Fig
VersaMark

accessories:
medium envelope- Very Vanilla
Embossing Buddy and Heat Tool
white embossing powder
1/8” sheer ribbon- Fresh Fig
punch- 1 ½” circle
punch- 1 ¾” circle
dimensionals

TIP:
-Ink up the background stamp and stamp repeatedly to make light and dark images.



stamps:
Beautiful Bouquet

paper:
Balmy Blue
Soft Sea Foam 
Night of Navy
Whisper White
Tranquil Textures Designer Paper   

ink:
Night of Navy
Balmy Blue

accessories:
medium envelope- Whisper White
Big Shot
Bouquet Bunch Framelits
basic pearl jewels
mini glue dots

TIPS:
-Color the Basic Pearl Jewels with a permanent marker.
-Line up the Designer Paper squares before attaching to the card.



stamps:
Varied Vases

paper:
Flirty Flamingo
Soft Suede
Very Vanilla
Wood Textures 6 x 6 Stack      

ink:
Soft Suede
marker- Flirty   Flamingo

accessories:
medium envelope- Very Vanilla
punch- Vases Builder



Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Patrice

Saturday, June 2, 2018

New Catalog Workshop June 2018


The first card I demonstrated uses the Share What You Love Designer Paper.  I love the pearlized look!  It goes great with the pearlized doilies!  

stamps:
Detailed with Love

paper:
Rich Razzleberry (4 ¼” x 11”)
Mossy Meadow (1 ¾” x 2 ¾”)
Basic Black (3 ¾”x 5”)
Whisper White (3 ¾” x 4 ½” and 1 ½” x 2 ½”)
Share What You Love Designer Paper (3 ¾” x 4”)

ink:
StazOn jet black

accessories:
medium envelope- Whisper White
pearlized doilies
¼” velvet ribbon- Rich Razzleberry
punch- Detailed Trio
dimensionals


The second card I demonstrated uses the fun new stamp set Varied Vases.  It has a coordinating punch.  You can get both in a bundle for 10% off!

stamps:
Varied Vases

paper:
Granny Apple Green  (5 ½” x 8 ½”)
Mango Melody (2 ½” x 4 ½”)
Daffodil Delight (3 1/8” x 3 5/8”)
Whisper White  (3” x 3½”)

ink:
Granny Apple Green
Mango Melody
Daffodil Delight
Memento Tuxedo Black

accessories:
medium envelope- Whisper White
punch-Vases Builder
mini dimensionals

TIP:
-Stamp the vase outline as a background for the card base.  It is subtle, but just the right finishing touch!



This make-n-take uses the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum.  It was fun to see the different ways everyone colored their vellum!  The Blends markers are alcohol based, so they dried quickly.

stamps:
Enjoy Life

paper:
Calypso Coral (5 ½” x 8 ½”)
Pool Party (1/2” x 4”)
Blueberry Bushel (4” x 5 ¼”)
Graceful Glass 6 x 6 Designer Vellum (2” x 6”)

ink:
Blueberry Bushel
Stampin’ Blends:
       Dark Calypso Coral
       Dark Pool Party

accessories:
medium envelope- Whisper White
punch- Tailored Tag
ribbon- 1/8” Sheer Calypso Coral
dimensionals

TIP:
-Fold the vellum over the back of the card stock and tape in place. Then you won’t see any adhesive through the vellum.




We used the Stamparatus to make sure the branches were lined up perfectly in this make-n-take.  It looks adorable when one is colored, a few are, or all of them.  If you don't want to color, a monochromatic card is the way you'd want to go instead!

stamps:
Animal Outing

paper:
Mossy Meadow (5 ½” x 8 ½”)
Lemon Lime Twist (1” x 4 ½”)
Very Vanilla (3 ½” x 5”)

ink:
Mossy Meadow
Crumb Cake
marker- Lemon Lime Twist

accessories:
medium envelope- Very Vanilla
Watercolor Pencils
dimensionals
Stamparatus


It was fun stamping with everyone at the New Catalog Workshop!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Stamping!
Patrice

Monday, May 21, 2018

May 2018 Stamp Club

I demonstrated this card for the last Stamp Club get-together for this catalog year.  
It was a fun year of stamping, visiting, and making memories!

The Just Getting Started Bundle is so versatile!  I love the FREE notecards and envelopes!  I also used VersaMark ink, Share What You Love Designer Paper (available in Gotta Have It All bundle, or in the 2018-2019 SU catalog), and dimensionals.



We learned the Black Ice technique.  It works with Archival Basic Black, but that will take longer to dry than StazOn.  My biggest tip when doing this technique is to use a VERY light touch when rubbing the VersaMark pad over the copper foil sheet!  The embossing powder sticks to the small amount of VersaMark, making little dots of "black ice"!
stamps:
Crafting Forever

paper:
Basic Black
Sahara Sand
Copper Foil Sheets

ink:
Archival Basic Black
OR
StazOn jet black
VersaMark

accessories:
medium envelope- Very Vanilla
clear embossing powder
heat tool and buddy
ribbon- ¼” copper trim
dimensionals
















The easiest way I have found to do Reverse Image Stamping is with waxed paper.  I added ground and water with an AquaPainter dipped in reinker.  The edges of the Crumb Cake card stock are roughed up with the edge of the Paper Snips.

stamps:
Lovely as a Tree
Tabs for Everything

paper:
Always Artichoke
Crumb Cake
Wood Textures Designer Stack

ink:
Always Artichoke
Soft Suede
Soft Sky

accessories:
medium envelope- Very    Vanilla
Aqua Painter
paper snips.
Use the Stampin' Pierce Mat to get even coverage when you stamp.





Simple or stepped up, the card will be a hit to whoever receives it!  You can't see the pearlized glimmer on the designer paper, but it is beautiful!

Gotta Have It All Bundle

Memento Tuxedo Black

Thick Whisper White card stock

Tranquil Tide card stock

marker- Tranquil Tide

marker- Mint Macaron

punch- 2” circle

punch- 2 ¼” circle

dimensionals

medium envelope Whisper White

TIP: 
-You can attach the letters to one clear block, or stamp them individually.
-The Simply Scored works great to pre-score your cards, especially the Thick card stock!



Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Stamping!
Patrice


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Roxie and Paula's party May, 2017

 I demonstrated this birthday card.  It is a fancy fold, but it's not hard at all!  

Here's the same card without the fancy fold.  the bright colors make me think summer!

stamps:
Flower Shop
Stylized Birthday

paper:
Pacific Point
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White

ink:
Pacific Point
Bermuda Bay
Daffodil Delight
Calypso Coral
Real Red

accessories:
medium envelope- Whisper White
ribbon- Stitched Edge- Pacific Point
Simply Scored
dimensionals

TIPS:
-Score the card base at 4 ¼” and 2 1/8”.
-Wrap the ribbon around the Whisper White card stock. Then use dimensionals to attach to the Daffodil Delight card stock.

I also demonstrated this Hello card.  Embossed vellum really makes it pop!

stamps:
Oh Happy Day Card Kit
Dragonfly Dreams

paper:
Peekaboo Peach
Whisper White
Vellum Card Stock 

ink:
Peekaboo Peach
So Saffron
Crumb Cake
Memento Tuxedo Black

accessories:
medium envelope- Whisper White
Big Shot
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Scattered Sequins Textured Embossing Folder
Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins
punch- 2 ¼” circle
dimensionals

TIP:
Emboss the Vellum Card Stock.  Then put adhesive only on the parts that will be covered with other card stock so you don’t see the adhesive.



 One of the make-n-takes used the Share What You Love Suite.  This is a sneak peek of the         2018-2019 catalog!  

-Just Getting Started Bundle

-Old Olive card stock

-stamping sponge

-dimensionals

-Very Vanilla medium envelopes

TIP:
-Stamp the flowers on the side, overlapping as you stamp.  Then sponge around the outside of the card stock.


I like the ribbon tied in a bow AND straight across.  I can't decide which I like better!

stamps:
Oh Happy Day Card Kit

paper:
Early Espresso
Soft Suede
Very Vanilla
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Paper

ink:
VersaMark

accessories:
medium envelope- Very Vanilla
ribbon- 3/8” metallic edge- gold
punch- 2” circle
punch- Starburst
heat tool and buddy
gold embossing powder
dimensionals

TIPS:
-Use a small paintbrush to brush off excess embossing powder.
-Use a clothespin when using the heat tool to keep the heat away from fingers!


Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Stamping!
Patrice

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Stamping Fun Night May 2018


I love this card with just black and white markers, one or two colored in, or all of them colored in!

If you love Tangerine Tango, get it before the end of the month.  It's on the retiring list!

stamps:
Crafting Forever

paper:
Tangerine Tango
Basic Black
Whisper White

ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black
marker- Tangerine Tango

accessories:
medium envelope- Whisper White
ribbon- 1/8” sheer- Whisper White
paper snips
dimensionals



The Share What You Love Suite is a sneak peek of the 2018-19 catalog.  
There are 3 great bundles to choose from!  All of the products (except the Statement of the Heart Single Stamp) will be available in the 2018-19 catalog.

-Gotta Have It All Bundle

-1/2” circle punch

-Whisper White card stock

-Whisper White medium envelopes

-Fine Tip Glue Pen OR Multipurpose Liquid Glue & a stamping sponge

TIPS:
-Use the ½” circle punch to make the corners.  If you have the retired “ticket punch”, that works well, too!
-To attach the doily, use the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  You can also put some Multipurpose glue on a sponge and sponge the glue on the back of the doily.



I CASEed this card from another demonstrator's blog.  I loved the leaves!  And it's so easy to get two shades of the same color when you stamp off!

-Just Getting Started Bundle

-Old Olive card stock

-Glitter Enamel Dots

-dimensionals

-Very Vanilla medium envelopes

TIPS:
-Stamp the leaves with ink.  Then stamp again to make the lighter color.  This is called stamping off.
-Attach the small piece of Old Olive card stock to the words.  Then cut both at an angle at the same time.


Check out these great bundles from the Share What You Love Suite!  These bundles are only available until May 31st!  Did you see the new InColors?!?!  You can get those now, too!  Woohoo!


It was a fun night of stamping and visiting at Stamping Fun Night!

Thanks for stopping by!

Click HERE to shop!

Happy Stamping!
Patrice