Spotlight technique with Waterfront

In case you missed it, this week I am featuring the Waterfront stamp set, which is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on page 48. Today I thought I would try the Spotlight Technique with this stamp set and as a bonus you get two cards! Making two sceneries almost exactly the same is actually quite easy. I first started by stamping the scenery in gray and then stamped the other in color, the mountains are what I used as a base line to start.

The card base is in Marina Mist card stock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, cut at 5 ¼” x 4”, and the scenery is stamped on Whisper White card stock cut at 5” x 3 ¾”. Be sure to have a scrap piece of paper for stamping off as you go.

The first scenery I started with the mountains, first stamping in Basic Gray ink and then stamping in Smoky Slate so the front is darker than the back mountains. Next, stamp the grass in Smoky Slate ink, stamping off first. The water, house, and clouds were both stamped in Basic Gray ink, stamping off first. Finally, I stamped the speckled stamp in Basic Gray ink.fullsizeoutput_154f

To stamp the same scenery in color, first place both pieces of the Whisper White card stock next to each other so they line up, then stamp the mountains in Crumb Cake ink so it goes straight across and then stamp the background mountains in Sahara Sand ink. The grass is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off first, the water and clouds are both stamped in Marina Mist ink, a combination of direct stamping and stamping off, and then the speckled and house stamps are in Dapper Denim ink.

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To make this a spotlight technique, I used the 4th and 5th largest square framelits (starting from the smallest) from the Layering Square Framelits. The smaller square is used to cut out the scenery and then the larger is used to cut out in Marina Mist card stock, adhere these together. The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist ink on a ½” piece of Whisper White card stock with the end trimmed using the Banner triple punch.

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To put the card together, adhere the Wood Textures DSP to the card base, adhere the scenery on top, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the square layers, and then use a Mini Dimensional on the end of the sentiment.

I have to say this was a fun technique to try and a great way to make two cards at once! What stamp set would you use for this technique?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Week of Waterfront

Hello and welcome to another week of crafting! This week I will be featuring the Waterfront stamp set which is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on page 48. Whether you like the mountains, the beach, or just nature in general, your creations with this set can be endless.

For this card, the card base is in Dapper Denim card stock cut at 5 ½” X 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper cut at 4 ½” x 4”, and the scenery is on Whisper White card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”.

I first started with the mountains stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then stamped the background mountains in Sahara Sand ink, the grass and trees are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink, the water and the clouds are stamped in Marina Mist ink, stamping off first, and then used the speckled stamp in Dapper Denim ink.

To put the card together, first use Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine, wrapping it around the front of the card base three times, adhering the ends with Fast Fuse in the middle. The scenery on Whisper White card stock will be adhered to the Springtime Foils DSP and then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to the card base. There is enough room on the front to add a sentiment or you can leave blank and have this card on hand for any occasion.

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Be sure to join me next time for another creation with the Waterfront stamp set!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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A peacock, embossing, and some Brusho

Today’s card is another creation using the super cute Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-A Bration catalog. This card was a real experiment with the new Brusho Crystal Colour from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. I do admit that I have failed miserably to get this technique down when I first started experimenting, I just couldn’t quite get the hang of it. So, after putting it aside for a bit and then trying again, I really liked how this turned out. Has this ever happened to you?

The card base is in Night of Navy card stock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

On a piece of Watercolor Paper, I stamped the peacock’s body and the two tail feather images in Versamark and then heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder. After the Watercolor Paper has cooled off, I used a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water and lightly spritzed, then sprinkled the Moss Green, Prussian Blue, and Yellow powders, spritzed with a little more water, used an Aqua Painter to mix and spread the colors around, and then used a paper towel to soak up the excess water. The way the colors turned out is when I got out the True Gentleman DSP to see if there was a paper that would coordinate and I was in luck! The 2nd largest framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelits was used to cut out the image from the Watercolor Paper.

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Before the card is put together, cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon and adhered around the middle of the DSP, adhered the peacock image, and then adhered to the card base. I decided to add a sentiment to the front, so it was heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder. This makes a great masculine birthday card, what do you think?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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A peacock with some bling!

Today’s card is another creation using the super cute Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-A Bration catalog. It’s bright, cheerful, and has some bling!

The card base is in Bermuda Bay card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is in Whisper White card stock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.  I used both of the “feather” stamps on the base layer, first stamping the longer image in Daffodil Delight ink and then stamped the shorter image in Bermuda Bay ink. Using Smokey Slate ink, randomly stamp the two smaller “star like” images. On a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the peacock’s body in Smokey Slate ink, then use Sponge Daubers to ink the fan/feather image in Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay inks. The image is cut out using the 4th largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and then adhere some Silver Metallic Thread on the back with Snail and use Stampin’ Dimensionals so this will “pop” on top of the base layer. After adhering the base layer to the card base, I felt like it still needed some bling, so I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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Beautiful Peacock and a little Champagne

This week I will be featuring cards from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, which you can earn free with a $50 qualifying purchase.

I absolutely loved the Champagne Foil Sheets that came out in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and thought it paired wonderfully with Berry Burst, so I set out to incorporate it with some “homemade” Champagne Embossing Powder (it’s really just equal parts Gold and Silver Embossing Powders mixed together).

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The card base is Berry Burst card stock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”. First you will need to use the Embossing Buddy across the front of the card, stamp the largest swirl stamp in VersaMark ink, sprinkle and shake off the champagne embossing powder, and then set with the heat tool. On a piece of Whisper White card stock you will want to use the Embossing Buddy again, stamp the bird image in VersaMark ink, sprinkle and shake off the champagne embossing powder, and then set with the heat tool. For the feather image behind the bird, first stamp in Blushing Bride ink and then sponge Berry Burst ink around the top with Sponge Daubers. The image is then cut out with the 2nd largest Oval Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Champagne Foil Sheet is cut out with the 2nd largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. These two are adhered together and then popped on top of the card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a piece of ½” Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst tied in a bow with some Pearl Basic Jewels.

I just love the colors of this card and here is an alternative that I made because at first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like how the embossing turned out on the Berry Burst card stock. Which one is your favorite?

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Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Spring Fling Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Spring Fling Blog Hop and giveaway for February. This is my first blog hop and I am excited to be participating with such an incredibly talented group of ladies!

Nothing says spring like a basket of fresh cut flowers and with the Sale-A-Bration second product release, I could not wait to play with the Blossoming Basket stamp set and Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The card base is in Crumb Cake card stock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then use another piece of Crumb Cake card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”, which will be used with the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF.

On a Whisper White card stock, stamp the flower basket and butterfly images in Memento Ink, letting them completely dry before coloring in with the Stampin’ Blends. For the basket, I used Light Crumb Cake and Bronze, for the flowers and leaves, Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, Light and Dark Calypso Coral, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, and Light Old Olive, and for the butterfly, Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay. Both images are then fussy cut out using Paper Snips. The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on ½” piece of Whisper White card stock with the ends punched out using the Banner Triple Punch. A piece of Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon is added to the bottom of the embossed Crumb Cake card stock.

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The card is then put together by adhering the Bubbles & Fizz DSP to the card base, adhere the embossed card stock, and then adhere the basket and flower image. Finally, both the butterfly and the sentiment are adhered with Mini Dimensionals.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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This months contest:

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Celebrate You

For this weeks final card featuring the Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, I wanted to show you how to “up-cycle” leftovers from using the thinlits. Last month I made a card using the celebrate thinlit, which you can see here, and I decided that I was going to keep the bits that were left rather than just throwing them away.

The card base is in Basic Gray, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, the base layer is from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the Silver Foil Sheet is cut at 1” x 4”. Using scrap pieces of Whisper White card stock, stamp the “let’s” and “you” in Basic Gray ink and cut out by hand to the desired size.

To put this card together, adhere the base layer to the card base, cut a piece of Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon long enough to go around the front of the card, towards the bottom, and then tie in a knot. Find the position that you want the Silver Foil celebrate on the front, then use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere to the base layer, and then adhere the little bits in the C, L, and E’s. The “let’s” and “you” are popped up using Mini Dimensionals and added some bling with some Silver Foil Metallic Enamel Shapes.

This was such a quick and easy card to make and you get to use some of those leftover scraps! Let me know what you think!

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