Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am featuring a Torn Paper Strip peekaboo card. Sadly the patterned paper that I used for these cards is no longer available. I would say that the lesson in this is to get what you really want when you see it. That is not always economically feasible but do let me know as I will always try to help you out as much as I can!
Torn Paper Strip Peekaboo Card
The premise behind this card style is to do a controlled tear in the panel on the front of your card to expose some pretty patterned paper tucked in behind. If you don’t have this pretty paper you could also create a stamped scene. I have made a video tutorial so you can see exactly how it is done. The only drawback with this card is that it is not really easy to mail. This one should be given in person!!
Do you see the difference in the two cards? The main difference is that I sponged the edges of the torn strip on the card on the left with soft suede ink. There is also a larger margin showing on this card (1/4″ instead of 1/8″) The card on the right has some ink spatters from the Deep shade of Blends.
Take the Party Inside
I finished off the inside of the card using the Grassy Grove bundle. Sponge daubers were used to add some garden green ink to the image that was stamped in soft suede. I’m really happy with how that turned out. If you want to see more cards made using this Grassy Grove bundle, check out my older blog post here.
If you are like me, it is so nice to actually see a technique in action. Here you go!! I hope you enjoy it and that you also subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Don’t forget the thumbs up!! Thanks so much. I hope that you know how much of a difference you can make to my business, even if you can’t purchase Stampin’Up! supplies from me. Simply by sharing my work you help me reach a broader audience.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope that you have a super day and that you were inspired to do some stamping of your own.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I am getting back into the swing of regularly blogging and it feels good. The other thing I am trying to be consistent in is customer engagement. Pre-COVID and pre-world traveling I hosted five different stamp clubs. With my lifestyle change that is no longer going to work but I would like to something similar on a grander scale. Would you like to hear more about it? I am going to call it my Long Distance Club.
Long Distance Club and How it Works
The long distance club is designed to give me consistent sales and to give you consistent teaching and exclusive content. It’s a win-win situation. There will be an exclusive private Facebook group for long distance club members. There will be a monthly Zoom meeting with the chance to connect. In the Facebook group there will also be a monthly card class. Each club member will get happy mail from me each month and to distribute the free host products there will be a quarterly Bingo game. Does that sound like fun? All you have to do is either place a monthly $40 order or a quarterly $120 order.
Ideally I would like to start this club in July, so let me know if you want to be a part of this new venture! I forgot to tell you that your membership in the Long Distance club with also give you free membership in my Prime Time group as well as a free pdf tutorial from the International Create With Us tutorial bundle team.
One thing that I love to organize is intimate stamping retreats. As a member of the Long Distance Club you will get first dibs at these retreats. Before registration opens to the public, you will get a chance to register first. Depending on where everyone is from that will help me decide on a retreat location. Here is a photo from our last team retreat. This is the vibe that I am going for in our retreats: peace, tranquility and community.
Regular retreats are also a part of the wonderful perks of being on my Beyond Pampered Team as a demonstrator. If you want to join my team you can do so by clicking on this link. The starter kit is always a great deal!!
Ending With A Card
I should end this blog post with a card don’t you think? Here is the card that I made for my Cheer Corner this morning. It uses the stamp set Brewed For You and is a great masculine card. This card was NOT my original idea, I cased it from Kylie Page who was in turn inspired by Mikaela Titheridge. I love how we all help each other out in the crafting world! Here is the link to Kylie’s blog so you can check both of those cards out too.
Thanks so much for joining me today, I appreciate you being here. If you want to show me a little more love, please leave a comment. I hope you have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. On Monday I was able to ink up this gorgeous set for the first time. I just happened to have a customer drop by and she had not yet seen this stamp set. When she saw me stamp it, her jaw dropped and she said “WOW”! The wildlife stamps just jump off the page because they are very realistic looking due to the distINKtive technology of the stamps.
Wildlife Wonder: Some “Beary” Good Tricks
When I get a new stamp I ink up all the stamps in a few different colours and strengths. This gives me a good idea as to the versatility of the stamps. I also wanted to try stamping directly on the New Horizons paper. At first this seemed like a bad idea. You could see the patterned paper right through the bear. Then the magic happened. I grabbed a blender pen and went all over the bear image with it. Worked like a charm!
The other great trick with the bear is to fussy cut him close to the stamped image. When you do this he or she blends in better with the scene on the paper.
Clever trick number three is to be sure to “ground” the bear. There is a long skinny stamp that looks a bit like a cirrus cloud; use that to make a base for your bear like I did in the first card.
Clever trick number four has nothing to do with the bear. This time the wolf is the star of the show. I used a scrap of leftover patterned paper and fussy cut the grass to make a bit of a hiding spot for our resident wolf. Don’t you think it worked well?
Clever trick number five. If you watch my video you will see that the owl used to have a prominent place on the wolf card. Trouble is, it was a bit TOO prominent. The owl was simply too large. Instead I made a focal point for the sentiment which I punched out with a 2″ circle punch. The owl was stamped off in Crumb Cake to the left of the sentiment. Very effective, I think! These cards were made “on the fly”. If I would do the wolf one again, I would not use a scrap, but I would make an entire border across the front to camouflage the wolf a bit.
When you watch this video, please click on the brown box that says “watch on YouTube”. That way you can give me a thumbs up, subscribe or perhaps even leave a comment. Trust me when I tell you that it really makes a difference in my day when I see you do any of these things. There is also a “share” button under the video and then you can choose whether to share to Pinterest or to Facebook. Yay!!!!
Thanks for joining me today. If you want to purchase any of the products I used for these Wildlife Wonder cards, the links are below in the Product List. Have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am thrilled to share with you a sneak peek of the Beauty of Friendship stamp set. This is definitely one of my favourite stamp sets from the new annual catalog. As demonstrators we get early access to the new products so you could also get this in a starter kit or you can wait until May 4, 2021. Let’s take a look shall we?
Beauty of Friendship
We had a Stampin’Up! virtual event on Saturday and a version of this card was demonstrated. I forgot to take a screen shot so I don’t remember who the creator was or even if I came close to her design. Regardless, I thought it was brilliant and love how the bottom green part folds around the card and opens up to create a diorama view.
After I had the card finished I decided to add a watercolour sentiment to coordinate with the pretty birds. It really is all in the details isn’t it?
Full details on how to make this card will be in the May Demo Design Dream Team tutorial which you can get for free when you order online from me OR if you join Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper OR my demonstrator training group Training With The Pampered Stamper.
Beauty of Friendship Bundle
Here are two pictures showing you the stamp set and the dies as well as the beautiful coordinating paper called Beauty of the Earth.
A Fun Perk
One of the perks that I like most of being a demonstrator is that I get my hands on brand new product before anyone else. The discount is also pretty fabulous. For the life of me I cannot imagine why anyone would choose to pay full price for their stamping supplies. It simply isn’t necessary. Let me help you get a continual discount on your products!
If you don’t want to wait and you live in Canada, you can just click here to get your starter kit.
I’m so glad you stopped by today. It always makes me happy when people find my work valuable. Thanks for joining me today and have a super day!!
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am sharing a lovely card using Friends are Like Seashells. What a beautiful suite of products this is! It will be the focus of my next Parcels in the Post.
Friends are Like Seashells
I love walking along the beach and I am always on the hunt for pretty shells. Nice ones are often hard to find, you need to be persistent and watchful. This is just like friends! The older you get the more you realize how important true friendship is and the more you value your good friends. You also realize that sometimes friends can show up in unexpected places and times in your life. Before I wax too philosophical, let’s take a look at my card.
When I made this card I discovered that the large die cuts out the embossed images from the embossing folder. What a great feature!! The other discovery was that the pearlescent paper embosses like a dream AND you can sponge colour on it for very realistic looking shells. I made this card again with just a few embellishments and I really like it that way too. I played around with a sheer pool party bow but did not like that look as much.
Stamping on Watercolour Paper
I have one piece of important advice when stamping on watercolour paper. Use your stamparatus!! Watercolour paper is quite porous and rough so you need to put on several layers of ink to really make your sentiment pop. I used early espresso and stamped three times with the stamparatus.
Colour Wash Advice
Making a colour wash background seems very simple, but it is also very easy to get wrong. Let me show you!!
Do you know what I did wrong here? I did wet my watercolour paper first but then I added a few drops of reinker and there still wasn’t enough water to make it “wash”. Instead it soaked into the watercolour paper and I wasn’t able to dilute it and move it around.
The solution? Really, really wet your watercolour paper on both sides. Then dilute your reinker with a bit of water with your water brush and add it to the wet paper with the brush.
I hope it makes you feel better that I also have things that totally bomb! If you don’t play and experiment, you don’t learn and you will never fail. Failure is a stepping stone to success and discovery.
Be sure to check out the product list at the bottom of this blog post. If you click on the images you will see them in my online store and then you can see all the wonderful sayings that come with this stamp set too.
Thanks for joining me today. There are only nine days left in saleabration so make sure you take inventory of your basic supplies. It’s best to order them now and earn a freebie along the way. If you don’t like ordering online but would like your order shipped straight to your door, message me and I can do it for you. The gift for ordering online this month is the elegant faceted gems. Have a super day!!