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Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set

Are you ready for another beautiful card made with the charming Country Home stamp set? I adore this set. Its so easy to color with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers or even the watercolor pencils or aqua painters. But, for now, I'm loving it with the Stampin' Blends.

I used some brighter colors of fall for this "thank you" card. Pool party and blackberry bliss are the main cardstock colors as well as whisper white. I also used a strip of designer paper from the Frosted Floral paper pack.

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The new Galvanized Metallic paper looks amazing embossed with the new Tin Tile emboss folder. I made the tin tile look more rustic and worn by rubbing my memento black ink pad across it. Then I buffed off any excess ink with a paper towel.

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The blends colors are pool party, daffodil delight, highland heather, old olive, blackberry bliss and crumb cake. The crumb cake was used to shade the little puffs of cotton.

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I also used a few silver metallic pearls to accent the thanks tag and the highland heather flower. An oval framelit from the Layering Oval Framelits collection frames the rustic pitcher, perfectly.

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A strip of gorgeous grape striped ribbon ties it all together. I actually wrapped a piece of ribbon around the tin tile and then used another piece of ribbon to make the bow, which I attached with a mini glue dot.

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For the cool background, I used my new favorite Buffalo Check background stamp inked in pool party ink. I love these purples and blues and greens together with a tiny pop of yellow! 

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Here's a quick run down of the cardstock sizes: Blackberry Bliss 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card.

Whisper white: 4 x 5 1/4, Pool Party: 3 3/4 x 5, Galvenized silver: 2x4, Frosted Floral designer paper: 1 1/4 x 3 3/4

This is definitely a set that I would recommend for making your fall, spring or even summer greeting cards!

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How to Color using Blends with Stampin' Up's Country Home stamp set.

I am having a ball, coloring and creating with the new Country Home stamp set in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog.

I really only bought this set because I didn't have many "fall" stamp sets. It didn't really tickle my fancy, but it was "ok" I thought. Well, let me just say- you never know until you try it! I've already made about 10 different cards with this set.

It is just so easy to make a beautiful card with these fall flowers and rustic pitchers and tins. Plus, by adding the Tin Tile emboss folder, a Galvanized button and the ever popular Stampin' Blends Markers, the outcome can only be, fantastic!

Here's the first card I made. Oh my goodness. I love the fall colors on this one.

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I used old olive, pumpkin pie, basic black and whisper white cardstock. The Tin Tile emboss folder makes the most beautiful backgrounds. It looks perfectly lovely by itself, however, on this card I took the cajun craze ink pad and swiped it across the "tile". I just randomly rubbed the ink pad in several spots. It turned out pretty cool, I think.

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I used the smoky slate Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color the jug. I colored the entire jug with the light smoky slate and then went back and shaded with the dark smoky slate. I tried to leave it lighter on one side of the jug where the natual light would actually hit it.

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For the flowers, I used calypso coral light and dark and dark cajun craze Stampin Blends. Again, I colored them first all over with the light calyspo coral and shaded with the darker- using the cajun craze as the darkest shading.

The artichoke was first colored with light mint macaron and then shaded with light and dark old olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

The ferns are light and dark mint macaron, the cattails are crumb cake light and dark and the berries are blackberry bliss Stampin Blends markers. If you haven't tried Stampin Blends alcohol markers yet, you need to! They are like butter.. they blend and glide like no other marker, they make coloring, effortless.

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I finished it off with some linen thread, the new garden green Bakers Twine and one of our new Galvanized Buttons.

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I used dimesionals behind the basic black cardstock to pop it off the card a bit as well as hold the thread and twine in place.

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I hope you like this card as much as I do! There are more to come, so stop back soon.

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How to - Stampin Up Best Bunny

I have a sweet card to share with you today. Its a super cute bunny card, made with the Best Bunny stamp set and coordinating Bunny Builder Punch.

I stamped the bunny in memento black ink and colored him with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. I colored the bunny before I punched him out. It makes it easier to manage and I don't have to hold little tiny pieces with my big fingers and try to color them.

I used soft subtle colors for both the bunny and the background of the card which is one of my favorite new colors, soft sea foam. The designer paper strip is from the Share What You Love designer paper pack.

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First let me share a tip when punching out the bunny. I wanted to punch the bunny all at once and not in separate parts. To do that, I first used the bunny builder punch and punched out the image on a piece of scrap paper, like so:

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Next, I placed the photopolymer stamps in the punched holes that matched the stamp images- make sure you place the photopolymer stamps with the stamping side facing down. See below- these are the stamps, placed in the punched bunny spaces.

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Lastly, place a clear acrylic block over top of the photopolymer stamps and "pick them up" onto the block. They will now be in the exact position as to how the Bunny Builder punch with "punch" them out. * See photo of Bunny Builder Punch below, in the supply list- you'll see how the layout matches the punch exactly.

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Ok, so back to the Best Bunny card. I used the light crumb cake Stampin Blends alcohol marker to color the entire fur of the bunny. I then shaded with the dark crumb cake marker. I did the same with the petal pink light and dark markers on the belly, cheeks and ears.

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Notice the beautiful embossed background on the soft seafoam cardstock? The background was embossed with the "Subtle" emboss folder. Its so pretty and has a gorgeous "linen" look to it.

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I added a rhinestone jewel and a couple self adhesive Basic Sequins to finish off the sweet bunny card.

I hope you enjoyed the card and the special Bunny Builder Punch "tip".

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Stampin Up Graceful Glass Beauty

Stampin Up has introduced a new kind of vellum. Its vellum with a variety of images embossed in black onto each sheet. It is called Graceful Glass designer vellum and it is awesome!

This vellum coordinates with the new Painted Glass stamp set and framelits bundle. If you love to color, this is the perfect vellum for you. If you don't love to color- this is also great for you, because it is so easy to color because of the embossed lines. It makes it simple to stay "in the lines" with little effort.

Here I colored the stained glass window vellum with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. The markers dry nicely on the vellum. I layered a piece of whisper white cardstock behind the vellum to give the effect of light coming through the glass.

Did you know that our Liquid Multi- Purpose glue will not show through vellum? Its perfect for attaching vellum to any cardstock.

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The Stampin Blends that I used are rich razzleberry, old olive, daffodil delight, night of navy and calypso coral. It really was so easy to color in. The black embossed images made it easy to stay in the lines. In this picture, if you look close you can see the embossed black lines.

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Here's another close up.

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I layered soft seafoam and basic black as the card base. I think it highlights the stained glass's soft glow.

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The Graceful Glass vellum has many beautiful patterns. Here's another one I did with a row of birds on a wire.

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I used the same colors here, in addition to the pool party Stampin Blends. I also layered whisper white behind the vellum here as well.

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I added a bermuda bay striped ribbon around the front of the card.

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The Graceful Glass vellum is so elegant and such a lovely stained glass look. The greetings on both cards are from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set. Its perfect for a small sentiment on these cards. However, the coordinating Painted Glass stamp set also works wonderfully as well.

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There are so many beautiful designs and images in the Graceful Glass vellum pack, these are just two of them.

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I hope you give this vellum a try. Its gloriously beautiful and fun to color, for sure.

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Serene Garden in Glorious colors...

I pulled out my awesome Stampin Blends alcohol markers today to color one of my new stamp sets, Serene Garden. I've made other cards with this set, but I have always used soft, subtle colors of ink and cardstock. I've never actually "colored" the images in this set... until now.

I decided on pinks, reds, corals and greens for this vibrant card. The Stampin Blends markers that I used were, rich razzleberry, calypso coral, lovely lipstick and old olive.

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I used the memento tuxedo black inkpad to stamp the images, before I colored them. This ink is a must when using alcohol markers. The cardstock is shimmery white, basic black, pear pizazz and grapefruit grove.

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I tried to capture the amazing-ness of these colors with my camera. The colors are so stunning and vibrant.

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I've attached a piece of lovely lipstick ribbon across the card and folded two 1" pieces of the ribbon in half a slipped them under the greeting with a dimensional.

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I used the Stitched Shapes circle framelit for the pizzaz pear circle and the 1" circle punch for the greeting, which is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

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A few rhinestone jewels were added for a touch of sparkle. This is an absolutely beautiful stamp set, which also have a coordinating framelit set (thats how I cut out the butterfly). It also includes an embossing framelit as well!

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Baby Card with the Animal Outing Kangaroo and Koala

My last post featured the Animal Outing stamp set and today, I'm going to share another card that I made with the same set.

This time I used the sweet kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set to make a darling baby card.

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I colored the kangaroo and koala bear with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers, just like I did with the rhino card in my last post. I used the ivory, bronze and crumb cake markers on the kangaroo and the smoky slate markers on the little koala bear. The cardstock colors are So Saffron and the new Gray Granite.

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Once again I used the fabulous Share What You Love designer paper for the background. However, I cannot wait until I get the coordinating Animal Expedition designer paper to use with this set! I also added lots of fun squares to frame this cute duo. The squares were die cut with the Layering Squares framelit set.

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I wrapped it up with a lemon lime twist ombre ribbon and a button from the True Gentleman button assortment pack. Such a sweet card to give either a baby boy or girl!

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