Stamping Technique: Black Magic with Blooms and Wishes

I have a very cool stamping technique to share today. This technique uses whisper white craft ink, basic black cardstock and watercolor pencils.

Its kind of like coloring on black cardstock, but the color really pops off of the black background.

I used the Blooms and Wishes stamp set because its a nice big bold image. You want to use a bold image and not an outline image.

I stamped the image in whisper white craft ink, then let it dry. It takes about 5 minutes to dry, or you can dry it with a heat tool to speed up the drying time. Once its dry, simply color it in with watercolor pencils.

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I have a video posted below with step by step instructions on how I colored in the flower image. I added a white perfect accent to the middle of the flower to make it really stand out. The background of the card is stamped with the Diagonal Stripes Background stamp in daffodil delight ink. I placed a sheet of vellum over the stripes and stamped the greeting with black stazon ink.

Here's a close up of how the colors were blended onto the whisper white craft ink.

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Have a look at the video below for complete details on how to make your own card using the very cool, Black Magic stamping technique.

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Bonus Card- Cool Treats

This was the Bonus Card at my most recent Card Class last week. Its so colorful and fun, with lots and lots of embellishments.

I'm pretty sure this was everyone's favorite card of the night and almost everyone had to purchase the stamp set and/or all the matching Tasty Treat accessories!

This is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets in the Occasions catalog. I got this card idea and layout from Patty Bennett. She shared it on Instagram and I immediately had to make it!

What do you think? Do you like it as much as we all do? There's a lot going on, like sprinkles and washi and designer paper, but its all so fun and super colorful!

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Here's the inside... To make this fold, I cut a piece of whisper white at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then folded it in half and cut 1" off the front flap of the card. Super easy. The banner is a 2" piece of pool party cardstock and I used the Triple Banner punch to make the "tail."

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Here's a close up of all the details. I love all the special embellishments that coordinate with the Cool Treats stamp set! The detail on the cone as well as the ice cream scoops were made with the coordinating, Frozen Treats dies.

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I hope you enjoyed this fun, colorful, textured, amazingly embellished ice cream card. I thank Patty for the inspiration as well!

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Cards from Class

I want to share 2 cards from Card Class last night. They are fun and full of color and sass! Plus they are both super easy to make.

The first card is made with the Big On Birthdays stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog. This is one of my favorite birthday sets. I love the fonts and just the awesome size of the stamps in the set. I also used some bright cheerful colors on this card. First of all, I chose the Festive Birthday Designer paper for the balloons, which I punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. The colors in this paper make me smile. I love the bold, bright, rainbow of colors!

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The next card is also bold and fun. For this card, I used the Confetti Celebration stamp set from the Stampin Up Annual Catalog.

The star in this set works perfectly with the Medium Star Punch. This birthday card is simple and to the point. I think thats what I like most about it. A dimensional behind the star gives this card a nice dimension.

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Once again, I was too busy chatting and having fun with my guests, that I forgot to take people pictures. Oh well, theres always next time.

Hope you enjoyed a peek at these two card class cards from last night. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Stamping Technique: Spotlighting with the Country Livin' Stamp set.

One of my favorite stamping techniques from years ago is the "spotlighting" technique. I love this technique when used with outline stamps, because I don't have to color the entire image if I don't want to. With this spotlighting technique, the colors pop right off of the page.

It really makes the card unique and a true stand out. I used the Country Livin' stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016-2017 annual catalog. I also used the Hardwood background stamp because it went perfectly with the old wooden truck bed. It also makes for an awesome masculine greeting card.

I do have a video posted below with step by step instructions. NOTE: the video cuts off at the end, however, the only thing you'll miss is me gluing the card together. I'm not sure why it cut out, but I'm new to this video stuff so I'm learning as I go.

This is the card with the spotlighting technique- isn't it cool?

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Here's a close up of the spotlighted circles. I used 2 circle punches to punch out the images on the truck. I stamped two trucks. One that I used as the full truck image on the card and one that I punched the circles from, which you will see in the video. The spotlighting looks a little off in this photo, but its the angel that I took the picture.

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I hope you watch the video and have fun learning this super cool stamping technique. Like I mentioned, the video cuts off at the end, but you won't miss any of the spotlighting technique.

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Easter Card sneak peek

Hello Stamping Friends! Are you ready for Easter yet? Its right around the corner and will be here before we know it.

So, today I'm sharing a little sneak peek of one of the cards that we will be making at my next Card Class.

I used the "Special Reason" stamp set and also the "Suite Sentiments" stamp set for the Easter greeting.

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I think these colors are perfect for Easter. I used sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder and pear pizazz.

I simply stamped the images from large to small then added the greeting in basic gray archival ink.

For the middle of the flowers, I punched 1/2 and 3/4 inch circles from the blushing bride glimmer paper.

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Super simple and pretty as can be. Hope the ladies enjoy making this soft subtle, flowery Easter Card next week.

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