Hello stampers. I squeezed in a little time yesterday to play with the new pigment sprinkles. I would really like to meet someone who doesn’t get dirty when playing with this product! Time was of the essence since I had a class in an hour, so I didn’t get to play as much as I would have liked. Freshly Made Sketches is a website that offers a weekly sketch that you can play along with. I have been wanting to do this for months but simply never got around to it. This might be the card that finally makes it into the challenge! Here is the sketch.
You don’t actually have to use a butterfly for your card but I had a butterfly card in my mind that I have been wanting to make for a while now. I made one similar to this years ago for an event. For this card I used the new pigment sprinkles and I knew I was going to get dirty! I don’t mind getting dirty hands although it is a different story when you ruin your cards by getting ink in unwanted places. I really don’t like wearing gloves, but it is handy to have wipes and paper towels handy to clean up the mess as you go.
This was the first card I made. I was hoping to structure my stripes a bit by using an aqua painter to make a guide for the pigment sprinkles one colour at a time. It sort of worked but I wanted to try it again with less structure. Take a look at the next card and tell me which one is your favourite.
I think I prefer the second card but it is a very loose interpretation of the sketch challenge since my stripes are more fluid. I do love the smoothness of our new watercolour paper. If you cut it in half you get two pieces of 3 1/2′ by 5″. That leaves a nice space at the bottom of the card for your words. These words came from the July Paper Pumpkin On My Mind.
As you can see in the picture, the pigment sprinkles come in six colours. They have a flip top cover under the lid with three little holes already made for you to sprinkle on your wet watercolour paper. I will definitely be doing more with this product, I also think you can use it together with our old Brusho paint crystals. I think I could make it the theme of one of my regular Tuesday night Facebook live videos.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am going to be having some beach time with Rachel and then some Oma time tonight and tomorrow. That means no time for pdfs just yet. Thanks for your patience!
Hello stampers. It is a Friday afternoon here in southern Ontario and it is officially summer and it feels like it too! Can’t complain about the heat after such a long wet and cold spring! (I didn’t get the post finished, so it is now almost noon on Saturday!!) I have just discovered the Pressed Petals paper and the coordinating washi tape. Both are just so lovely!! I did a quick Facebook Live video on my page, I am hoping that you can access it here. Pressed Petals has a very vintage feel to it and the washi flowers look so real you want to touch them! I am very, very impressed. I think you will have a LOT of fun with this product. As adults we definitely need to play as well and I think that is something that is seriously lacking in most people’s lives. When is the last time that you played?
The best part of this card is the amazing washi tape flower! It looks like a roll of washi tape but it is actually individual petals with which to make very realistic flowers. They are beautiful to look at and touch and the delightful surprise is that they are so very easy to make.
The best tool for making these pressed petals washi tape flowers is the silicone mat. After you have made your flower, use the embossing buddy and tap the back of the flower to take the stickiness away. That way your flower will sit naturally on the card and not get stuck to it and lose the dimension.
Here is the paper in this beautiful suite of products.
Let’s take a look at the inside of the card. I used the other spool of washi tape which is absolutely beautiful and also has a great vintage feel to it. I used Woven Heirlooms for the sentiment.
Here is a closeup of the pretty flower! The Perennial Essence floral centres are perfect for the Pressed Petals washi tape flowers.
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you like the card. As always, if you want to order anything, and you live in Canada, just click on the images below and you will go straight to my online store. If you live in the USA, click on the shop with Julie link and she will help you out! Have a super day.
Hello stampers. Are you ready for another Rococo Rose card? This one also uses the faux chalkboard technique but it was done on sahara sand cardstock for an entirely different look. I love the technique, the colours and the stamp set. Before I show you the card I have a question for you. Do you know what Rococo means? I didn’t so I looked it up. Rather than type out the entire definition, click here and you will also be more knowledgeable!
Here you can see a closeup of how lovely the faux chalkboard technique is.
I did some simple stamping in the inside of the card as well. For my insides I just use computer paper and I adhere it only on the top so that people can easily remove it and regift the card. This way the card is the gift that keeps on giving!
Finally here you can see the two cards side by side to see how different they look on different backgrounds. Same technique with one done on Rococo Rose cardstock and the other on Sahara Sand. I had a hard time deciding which one I liked better! Woven Heirlooms is a lovely vintage stamp set that works perfectly on these cards.
I am working on both a ribbon share with all the new ribbons in the catalog as well as a paper share. The paper share will be $66 for 162 sheets of 6 x 6 paper. If you need it shipped that will be an additional charge. I hope to have that figure tomorrow for you! Ribbon shares include all the new ribbon in the catalog, you will get 30 yards for $39 and again I have to figure out the shipping. I hope to have that all ready complete with a PayPal button. I am moving into the technological age a little bit more!! I also hope to have a tutorial ready for these cards as well but I am also prepping for an Art Show this weekend so time is in short supply.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I promised you that I would choose someone who commented on yesterday’s post and they would be getting a surprise in the mail. I thought it might generate some more interest is I showed you what the prize was, so you get another chance if you comment today! The prize is a lovely Paper Pumpkin stamp set.
That’s all for today but be sure to check back tomorrow for the ribbon shares, the paper shares and the story of my cross border buddy partnership with Julie Gilson! If you follow me but live in the States, you can now click on the shop with Julie button. How wonderful is that?
Hello stampers. Have you ever noticed when you go shopping that you see Stampin’Up! colours? That is no happy accident. Stampin’Up! prides itself on being on trend, especially with the “in colours”. I am going to take some time during the next week to introduce you to the new incolours. Today we will be taking a peek at Rococo Rose. My team is doing an event next week Friday featuring the new incolours and this card is my contribution. I also incorporated our new shimmer white embossing powder which it totally amazing! I love how heavy the powder is but still with a fine consistency. It embosses beautifully and is a great mix between white and shimmer. The shimmer part actually looks like silver.
I combined Merry Merlot with Rococo Rose as the sponging in the middle of the flowers turned out such a lovely deep shade. I used the faux chalkboard technique and then sponged rococo rose in the centres of the flowers. Here is a closeup look.
I absolutely love the vintage feel of this card. I plan to offer a tutorial on this card in the very near future. Exciting things are happening on this blog! Thanks so much for joining me. I always appreciate your comments. I still need an address from Kathy Ireland who won the last blog candy which is a mini version of the Hugs from Shelli stamp set. Tomorrow I will choose another winner from the comments. Not sure what the prize will be yet, but I know it will make you happy.
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Hello stampers. It was time to ink up Sheltering Tree before it retires and I used what I call the watercolour smash technique. If you watch the video you will see why I called it that. With my limited mobility in my wrists I did mess up a little on the bike, the tires look a little thick, so now it is a mountain bike.
I did a video showing how this card was made and during the process I got an ugly melon mambo smear on that beautiful white section. How to fix it? I simply stamped a second tree!!
The twine is from a Paper Pumpkin kit from last August called Blissful Blooms. I actually like this second card better than the first one!! I am keeping my writing to the point to save my wrists, so watch the video for the rest of the tips and tricks.
The stamparatus is perfect for adding the details and also for the two-step stamping of the tree. This is a set that you will use over and over for many different occasions. Trust me, you want this one in your repertoire.
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Hello stampers. I decided to make a second twisted pop-up card with the Come Sail Away Suite as I needed to show you how I made it. It was time for an updated version, but the jury is still out whether or not it is an improved version or not. The first one was quite effective I am told. While the video is uploading I will write this blog post and show you some pictures of the actual card. For the card front I used a card from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack.
There are five different items from the Come Sail Away suite on this card: the baker’s twine, the sail away trinkets, the Come Sail Away Memories and More card, the Smooth Sailing dies and the Come Sail Away designer series paper. Suites make it a dream to coordinate and create a great card.
I really love how this card turned out in the inside. I stamped the sailboats in Memento Black and coloured them with Blends. In yesterday’s card I had them stamped just in one solid colour and that works too, but this is definitely a step up.
Here you can see the panels up close. Each panel has a piece of designer series paper measuring 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ as well as a stitched oval framelit (the second largest one) The sailboats, the anchor and the banner are all popped up with mini dimensionals. In this last shot you get a glimpse of the inner mechanism of the card fold.
Finally, here is the video that I made to show you how to put this card together. I hope you find it useful and that you feel inspired to make one of these beauties yourself. Thanks for stopping by, but before you leave, can I ask a favour? Please pin your favourite card as that really helps me get more traffic to my blog and that eventually will also help to grow my business. I really appreciate you! Have a super day.