Thursday, July 14, 2016

Watercolor Wash with Touches of Texture

Today I wanted to experiment with the watercolor wash technique.


It was actually very simple. I have seen it done a few different ways, some do embossing with Versa Mark & clear powder before doing the water color & others have done it after.  On this card I did not do any embossing.  I did the watercolor first, then stamped with black ink after.




Although you can use watercolor paper to do this, I used the Shimmer White.  It's not as heavy, but you are not using that much water for this technique.

1.  With your watercolor brush squeeze water to the tip & paint it on the paper in the area you would like to have ink. It does not need to be over the entire piece unless you want it that way.

2.  Then dip your brush into the Mint Macaron & paint it on.  Do this with Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum & Crushed Curry.  Be careful with the Island Indigo, it can be a little dark.

3.  Then take the large splatter stamp & Island Indigo ink, stamp off once spritz with Mint Macaron, & stamp randomly.

4. With the long narrow splatter stamp with Sweet Sugarplum, stamping off first.

5.  Set aside to dry, or dry with embossing gun.

6.  Stamp flower bouquet with Archival Black.

7.  I also stamped the edges of the Sweet Sugarplum & the Island Indigo with the long narrow splatter stamp.

8. I embossed the Basic Black with the Sparkle embossing folder.

9. Assemble & add bling!




I am also posting this on The Paper Players challenge for this week.

 
If you need any inspiration for this week, check out all the entries for this challenge.

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Happy Stampin'
Debbie

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Stampin Up Bonus Days!


Bonus Days! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you and your customers to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!
 
Note: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.
*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD/$60 CAD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).


 Also...we have a new bundle coming. Thoughtful Branches will be available Aug 2nd - 31st.


Check out the entire bundle.
Thoughtful Branches

Let me know if you have any question or would like to place an order. 

Happy Stampin'

Debbie

Stampin Up Bonus Days!


Bonus Days! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you and your customers to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!
 
Note: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.
*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD/$60 CAD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).


 Also...we have a new bundle coming. Thoughtful Branches will be available Aug 2nd - 31st.


Check out the entire bundle.
Thoughtful Branches

Let me know if you have any question or would like to place an order. 

Happy Stampin'

Debbie

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May Paper Pumpkin

Wow - It's been a while since I last posted.  I was on a vacation for a week & then just playing catch up & getting ready for last Sunday's Stamp Club kept me pretty busy.

But...I have a great post for you today.  So, yesterday Jessica (my-daughter-in-law) & I got together & did the May Paper Pumpkin.  After about the first 2 we decided to switch it up a little.

Here is what the original's should look like.
Of course I didn't stamp a sentiment under the Happy yet.  I wanted to wait until I might need them for something specific.  So that will add a little more oomph to them later.

Here is how I switched mine up & to see how Jessica switched hers up, check out her blog @ http://alajessica.blogspot.com/


I went for the Halloween theme on this one.  I took a piece of the pumpkin pie corrugated that came with the kit & die cut Happy out of it, & just put a Basic Black behind it. Simple but effective.


I then got an idea that I would try & use all of the new in colors.  The only color I did not use was the Dapper Denim.  Jessica did a couple with that color, so don't forget to check hers out. This one is with the new Sweet Sugarplum.  I embossed with the Softly Falling, & stamped with the new Painters Palette.  A little ribbon & die cut & you have a new card, with not much effort.


Now, on to Flirty Flamingo.  This is a little bright for me, so...I spritzed it with basic gray spritz to tone it down a little..  I then used the new Layering Squares Framelits, & stamped with the Painters Palette again.  Of course you always have to add a little ribbon for bling.  Now you can't really see it in the picture, but I did add the silver metallic thread behind it.  Sometimes pictures just don't do cards any justice.


Now, the least of my favorites for the new colors is the Emerald Envy.  To tone this one down a little I took the white craft ink & drug it a crossed the paper & blended it in with a paper towel.  I know hard to tell in the photo.  Added some of the new Playful Palette Washi Tape & die cut Happy out of the Peekaboo Peach & dabbed white ink on it also.


Last but not least is the Peekaboo Peach.  I stamped the Watercolor Wash in Peekaboo Peach & spritzed it with Pool Party.  Again I used the Pumpkin Pie corrugated paper that came with the kit & die cut Thanks.


Hope you enjoyed my version of the May Paper Pumpkin. 

Have any questions let me know.

Happy Stampin'
Debbie









Sunday, April 17, 2016

Dandelion Fluff

Today's post I wanted to share a card I made using the Dandelion Fluff from the Balloon Celebration set & the ever so popular Timeless Texture set both in the 2016 Celebration Catalog.


On whisper white sponge marina mist, lost lagoon, pear pizzazz & so saffron.  With one of the background stamps (hard to explain which one) stamp around the edges with pear pizzazz.  Stamp single stem twice with lost lagoon, then stamp the larger dandelion fluff on one stem & the smaller fluff on the other.  You can also stamp some of the fluffs as if they are flying away.  I then went back over all of them with so saffron for a little bit of a layered look.  Randomly stamp with the splatter stamp in lost lagoon & so saffron.  Stamp sentiment in marina mist.  Attach bakers twine & assemble.  I then added clear Wink of Stella onto the dandelion fluffs but in the pictures it is really hard to see it.

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Happy Stampin'
Debbie



Thursday, April 14, 2016

Baby Shower Favors

So today I finished the baby shower favors.  I have made several different kinds of treat boxes, bags & what not's.  But I wanted to come up with something a little more baby themed.   So off to Pinterest I went.  The first idea I found was from Jeanette Cobb.  She had used the Oval Framelits, which I do not have.  So...off to search again.  Then I found another similar idea from Susan Campfield.  She used the Chalk Talk Framelits, which I had.  So with both ideas in mind I came up with this.






Cut your cardstock at 4 1/2" x 2 1/2".
With your score board:
SL @ 1 1/8" & 3 1/8"
SS @ 1/2" & 2"
Die cut 2 frames out of DSP


 Fold all score lines & cut up to the 1/2" score line.  Attach Fast Fuse on all 6 - 1/2" pieces.  Then you can attach 1 frame to each side as shown above.  Fold ends in to make a box.  Punch 2 scallop oval's to make the rocker, & 2 large ovals to stamp on.  Thank you Jeanette & Susan for the inspiration.  Now what should I fill them with?  HUMMM...




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Hope you enjoyed, if you have any questions, or would like to place an order.  Let me know.

Happy Stampin'
Debbie