In Colors 2016-2017

Stamping Technique- Orange Peel with Video

 I was honored to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Live "On Stage" Convention last year in SLC.  As many of you recall, I shared some of the cards with you from the stamping demonstration that I did.

Many of you asked for a video of the orange peel technique. At the time, I had not started doing videos. So, since I've recently started making videos on You Tube, I thought this was as good a time as any to share the technique again with you- especially since the awesome, Fresh Fruit stamp set is about to retire. Its the perfect set to use with this technique.

I call this the "orange peel" technique, because it looks the the skin of an orange when its finished.

Its an embossing technique, using inks, water, watercolor paper and clear emboss powder.

I'll share a few samples with you here and the video will be featured below. I hope you enjoy it!

I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Farm Stand designer paper, along with the Cucumber Crush striped ribbon- all of which are retiring. Order these items here- before they are gone! (then click on Shop Now to take you to the retired list) Or click on the actual products listed at the end of this post to order.

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Here's a close up of the peach using the Orange Peel technique:

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This technique gives the stamped image, that bumpy, uneven, shiny, orange peel texture. Its really very pretty.

Here are a few other samples before you watch the video:

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A close up of the strawberries:

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The juicy pear:

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It looks so cool and good enough to eat!

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And a little spray of flowers..

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It looks like dew drops on the Fresh Fruit flower images, doesn't it?

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Be sure to check out the video below.

Its such a "fun" and "wow" technique. I hope you give it a try!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

 

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Heat Tool
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Stampin' Up! Retired List - Get your favorites before they are gone!

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The Stampin' Up Retired List has just been released! Stampin' Up has to make room for all the new stamps and accessories in the upcoming 2017-2018 catalog, so unfortunately many, many, MANY items have to go!

You'll want to get your favorites and stock up on accessories and stamps that you have to have. Many items are discounted on the list and the discounts are up to 50% off!!!

I have to give you fair warning, the items are "while supplies last" and if are a Stampin' Up regular, you know that I'm not kidding when I say, that you should not wait to get the items you want!

 
 

This retiring products list contains items from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. Products will no longer be available after May 31, 2017.

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You can order anytime on my website: www.kimwilliams.stampinup.net

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Stampin Up Big On Birthdays greeting card

Here's a quick and cute card made with the Big On Birthdays stamp set in the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

This is one of the cards we made at our last #1 Stampers Meeting. The Big On Birthdays set is a great stamp set to use as the main focal point on a birthday card. The greetings are so big and so fun that you don't really need any other stamps to accompany your design.

I used the the fun colors of emerald envy and watermelon wonder. Watermelon wonder will be retiring soon, so be sure to stock up on the cardstock and re-inkers before they are gone.

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The emerald envy ribbon and enamel shapes really stand out on this bright and cheery birthday card.

Of course I had to add the new Falling Petals emboss folder in the background. I love how the embossing gives the card some texture and dimension.

I appreciate you visiting my blog today. Be sure to keep checking back for more creative ideas!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Glue Dots
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Big Shot
$110.00

Stampin' Up! Perfect Mix stamp set

Here is a card we made at card class recently. Its made with the Perfect Mix stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

I got this idea from another demonstrator, Brian King. I liked the simplicity of the card. I did change the colors and add the star and Sparkle embossed background from the original card.

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I colored the measuring spoons with dapper denim ink. I used a blender pen dipped in the lid of the dapper denim inkpad. I colored the inside of the spoons with the same color, but did them after I colored the outside of the spoons, so that the color would be softer.

I think the colors, dapper denim, cherry cobbler and delightful dijon look great with the neutral of the sahara sand ink and cardstock panel.

Quick and easy and ready to send to a favorite friend.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

 

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Blender Pens
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Card Class Card- Special Reason Stamp set

I want to share a quick card that we made at my Card Class last week. I used the Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stems coordinating dies.

I also used whisper white, mint macaron, and rich razzleberry cardstocks and inks. The paper behind the diecut flower is the beautiful Blooms and Bliss designer series paper.

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This birthday card was super easy to design and I love the peek a boo window that the flower framelit forms on this card.

I also used the Petal Burst emboss folder and the Classic Label punch to punch out the greeting, which I trimmed on the right side to be in line with the edge of the card.

The ladies at card class loved the look and the quick and easy way this card went together.

I hope you all like it as well!

Thanks again for stopping by my blog today.

Until the next ime...

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

 

 

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Big Shot
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Birthday Trip and an Unexpected Birthday Card

I want to share a few beautiful photos of the trip to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh that we took on my birthday. My two friends, Lori, BJ and I have been to Phipps in the past, but never at Christmas.

The gardens are decorated and lit with stunning displays of flowers and lights for the holidays. Its just breath-taking in person.

The photos are pretty, but it should really been seen in person to really appreciate the beauty.

This is the what it looks like as you enter the Conservatory.

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The snowman is made of a bunch of white hydrangeas.

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We had to get a few selfies while we were there!

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Rows and rows of Poinsettias.

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 Rows and rows of Christmas Trees. I think this was the birthday girl chair...

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Very cool outdoors displays as well.

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These were some of my favorites.

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We even witnessed a proposal on the other end of this archway.

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Check out these super cool tubes that lit our pathway.

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Pink Poinsettia heaven.
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One last photo of one of the beautiful trees and an ice skating reindeer.

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It was a fun trip and my friends even took me to dinner afterward. If you are in the Pittsburgh area from now thru January 11th, stop by Phipps Conservatory to get a first hand look at the gorgeous displays while they are still up.

 Meanwhile, back at home... I received this birthday card in the mail from Shannon West. Shannon works at Stampin' Up's! home office in Riverton, Utah. The most amazing thing about getting this card is that Shannon actually had a heart attack on my birthday and still managed to get this card to me a few days later. Unbelievable. Shannon is okay and doing well, I'm happy to report. This is even one of my favorite birthday stamps in the Stampin' Up! catalog. Marque Messages- how did she know?

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She even took time to write a sweet note:

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I hope YOU are doing well Shannon and I'm so thankful that you were able to celebrate Christmas at home with your family.

I'm glad you all stopped by my blog today... I hope you enjoyed seeing photos of my little trip to Phipps.

Come back tomorrow,  for a sneak peek of the New Occasions Catalog which debuts on January 4th.

Until then,

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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