Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today we are looking at a beautiful card made using Celebrate Sunflowers In Colour. Thanks to Cheri Turner for this lovely card. I really think this is the most ingenius card that I have seen that uses all five of the new in colours on one card. Do you want to see it?
Here you can see Cheri’s Celebrate Sunflowers card. Sometimes when you try to use all the in colours on one card it can seem forced. This card is anything but. I really love how Cheri offset the squares for a very modern look.
If you want to see another card using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, check out this blog post.
Moyock, North Carolina
Cheri comes from Mayock, North Carolina. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the postmark on the envelope. It said Raleigh, North Carolina. I was supposed to fly into Raleigh from Detroit on September 3 to meet Gerard there. From there we would rent a car to go to Pantego, North Carolina to see his cousins. With COVID, that is no longer going to happen! It was especially relevant and meaningful to get happy mail from there! Thanks so much Cheri!
Moyock is a small town just south of Norfolk, Virginia. It has a claim to fame for greyhound racing, but when this was outlawed they used the track for Nasgar racing instead. Moyock is becoming popular as a “bedroom community” and I have seen lots of beautiful homes there online. People like living in a small town and commuting to work in the big city.
Moyock is part of Currituck County which is also a part of the famed Outer Banks. This is also on my bucket list to see.
This looks pretty ideal to me. I could pack our huge picnic basket in the car and a big cooler and there would no hauling necessary. Doesn’t the water look sublime?
In Colour Club
When I get back home and classes start again in September, I will be offering an In Colour Club. Let me know if you are interested. I have some information on it already, you can see it here.
Thanks for joining me on my blog today. As you are reading this, I am driving to Germany with Gerard. We are off to explore Cologne, or Koln as they say it in Germany. I appreciate you all very much. If you are interested, I have some pdf tutorials for sale. They are fantastic for instant gratification and to jump start your own creativity. You can use the designs and measurements for other cards as well and if you are a demonstrator you can use them to create your own classes as well. Click here to see which options I have for you!
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Hello stampers and happy Wednesday. Oh the magic of embossing! While this was one of the first techniques I learned, even before the die cutting machine, emboss resist takes it to a new level. Today I am going to show you two emboss resist cards that are very simple to do and very different in their finished look.
When you do an emboss resist card you start by embossing your image, usually in white but other colours work as well. Depending on which cardstock you used, you can either sponge ink over top of your embossed image or you can do a colour wash with an aqua painter over your image. With today’s cards I used a sponge and ink. If you watch my daily Facebook live videos at 3pm then you have seen me make this first sunflower card.
Echoing the Colours of Yesterday
I loved the colour combination so much from yesterday’s Bargello technique cards that I decided to replicate it on this card. Why not make the sunflowers funky rather than realistic? It is amazing how the card looks completely different just by switching up the colours and changing the shape of the sentiment. What I really like about both of these cards is the addition of a spattering of water droplets. You could use a toothbrush to do this but I had a flat brush that I use for brushing away excess embossing powder. Just wet the brush and then give it a sharp flick so that you get a few water droplets falling on your card. They leave a great watermark which you can then accentuate with frosted or clear epoxy droplets.
If you would rather see the technique rather than reading about it, check out this video. I am really enjoying hearing where everyone is from and watching the community grow. It would be great to hear from YOU. What do you like about the videos or my blog? The more interaction there is between me and my readers and viewers the more likely you will see and read what you want to. A great example of that was yesterday’s video. Someone had requested sympathy cards, so that is what I made.
A Fantastic Opportunity
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Do What You Love and Get Paid!
If you are truly passionate about making cards and also get great satisfaction from sharing what you love and what you know, then there is an amazing opportunity here for you. I cannot tell you enough how tremendously satisfying it is to own your own business, to develop it as you want and to be able to call your hobby your job! The best thing for you, not to brag, is to have ME as your upline because you get to benefit from everything that I have learned over the last fourteen years. I love to share with my team what made me get to the pinnacle of the stamping world in Canada and the world. Last year I was number four in Canada and number forty nine in the world out of more than fifty thousand demonstrators!
As always, thanks for popping over to read my blog. I truly appreciate you and I hope that you have a wonderful day. Take joy in the little things, find a way to brighten someone else’s day and get creative. See you at 3pm for my live video, I think I will be unveiling the Prized Peony bundle.
Hello stampers and happy Tuesday. Today I am going to share with you the Bargello technique, and yes, it is not Monday. Yesterday was my birthday and I took the day off! Despite the COVID pandemic, I had a most wonderful birthday. The only thing missing was the presence of my love, Gerard. Now, back to card making. Have you heard of the Bargello technique? Neither had I, so let’s see what it is all about.
How did I discover this? Quite simply I saw this card from Tracy Tucker using strips of shimmery white cardstock that she had sponged in gorgeous colours. When I made the card in a video I was informed by my viewers that this was the name of that technique. Basically you cut strips of paper and then arrange them so that they are offset from each other. Here is a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers and I will also share the video that I did.
My Card of Many Colours
I like calling this card “my card of many colours”, it reminds me of a song by Dolly Parton, Coat of Many Colours which I really love.
Here is the card before I put the sentiment on. I chose to remove the coastal cabana mat from the card that I cased from Tracy. The colours uses are melon mambo, pumpkin pie, mango melody, granny apple green and coastal cabana.
Here you can see the two cards together. I accidentally flipped the card as well! Do you see that I embossed the flower on the melon mambo section instead of the coastal cabana? Which one do you like better? It was a happy accident.
If you watch my video you will see how it is done. I really like the splatter at the end to make water droplets which are echoed by the Flowers for Every Season gems OR the frosted and clear epoxy droplets.
Shimmery White Cardstock
This is a fantastic product that I really, really love. It is great for sponging and for watercolouring. Here is another post that I did with shimmery white cardstock. It just so happens that I have more of these stamp sets AND the paper in stock if you are interested. Just message me and we can negotiate!
Thanks for joining me today and for all the lovely birthday wishes. I had a wonderful day yesterday and it was great to not work at all and just enjoy the way the day evolved. Here is a picture of me and my son Oliver. He was the organizer for the kids to get the gifts and to spoil me along with Laura.
No, I am not drinking four glasses of wine! This cute table came with the picnic bag, isn’t it adorable and ever so functional? I also got silicone baking mats, a bicycle pump and a harness to hold my weed whacker so that my arms don’t almost fall off every time I do this garden chore.
I hope you have a super day!