Hello stampers and happy Friday. Happy Valentine’s Day too. Instead of a romantic pink and red card today we are doing something a little different. How about Granny Apple Green meets Night of Navy? What a striking colour combination!
Throwback to Saleabration 2019
The cards I am showing you today are a throwback to March 2019 with the second release of saleabration products. All Adorned was one of these products and it didn’t really look like much of a stamp set to be honest. Until you pair it with the stamparatus!! When I saw what this stamp set could do with the stamparatus I was super impressed.
Running out of Time
I was so impressed with this stamp set and how it showed the amazing abilities of our stamparatus I created a class for it. Then I ran out of time and it got shelved. Today I resurrected those cards and set a class date. I am so excited to finally show what our stamparatus can do and I hope you can join me. I have five stamp sets left that will be included in the class. One is already spoken for, so there are four available now. $40 will get you a two hour class, three cards and an amazing stamparatus lesson.
Long Distance Option
If you would love to participate in this class with a private, exclusive Facebook live video, I will be creating an event. Tickets will be available for $15US and the time will be 10am on Thursday March 19. I have a PayPal button so that you can prepay to guarantee your spot. I will have the measurements of all the card pieces that you will need so that you can create the card right along with me if you like. Just think of it as a video and a tutorial all in one.
Granny Apple Green Meets Night of Navy
Here are the cards that we will be making in the class or during the private live video. They all use the retired stamp set All Adorned. The middle card really touches my heart, it uses the stamp set Artfully Aware that Janet Wakeland designed in honour of her mom who has Alzheimer’s.
If you would like to see each card individually, check out this blog post from last year. Thanks for joining me, I am going to spend some time with my kids and grandkids and make some great memories! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Remember, if you comment on this blog post and share it on Facebook or Instagram you will be entered into a draw for the I’ll Bee Yours stamp set. Draw is in one week!
Happy Friday stampers. I just want to create a relatively short post today featuring Artfully Aware. After my Brusho class the other day I wanted to play a little more before I cleaned up. I wanted to use Artfully Aware because I love the artwork but I also love the artist behind it (Janet Wakeland) and her story for creating this set. This stamp set is in honour of her mom who is struggling with Alzheimer’s and the other images are her children and her husband. The message is that we need each other throughout the struggles of life and we can use our art to help ease the hurt and to celebrate the good.
The people look like they are sitting on a grassy knoll with a stormy sky overhead. The bright green grass gives a hopeful feel to this scene. The card front is watercolour paper. The images were stamped in versamark first using the Stamparatus and then heat embossed in white and black. This gives a nice raised image that helps keep the colour where it needs to be. It is important to use the Stamparatus when stamping on watercolour paper because you usually need to stamp more than once to get sufficient coverage as watercolour paper is a bit rough. I coloured the grass and the people with an aqua painter and ink. Then I spritzed the sky area with water and sprinkled on Prussian Blue Brusho holding the card at an angle to keep the water away from the people. I used an aqua painter to spread the blue close to the stamped image. I really love the effect.
The next cards have nothing to do with Artfully Aware. I just had leftover pieces from my class and wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to do more blue backgrounds and I also incorporated the butterfly from Springtime Expressions thinlets. I used the floral image to emboss the background for a subtle effect.
It isn’t the crispest picture, but I am in a time crunch and it will have to do. You can see the Springtime Expressions floral framelit embossed in the background. This one is done on shimmery white cardstock and the words and thinlet come from the Well Said bundle. The big butterfly is also from Springtime Expressions. The other two are from the Beauty Abounds bundle. I love Brusho for backgrounds don’t you?
For this card I did another Prussian Blue Brusho background. I had used the thinner embossing mat to emboss the background in this one and it is quite subtle. The previous card used the thicker mat and I do like it better. The butterflies were cut from a piece of shimmer white cardstock which was first spritzed with water and then sprinkled with ALL the Brusho colours that Stampin’Up! carries. You then spritz with water again and the colours flood together a bit. You can control the mix of colour by dabbing with a paper towel to absorb the extra water.
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of Brusho inspiration. If you want to get messy and feel like a kid again, buy some Brusho, some watercolour paper and some shimmer white and have fun. You will love it!! I will happily have you and your friends over for a private session as well. Have a super day and thanks for stopping by,