Stampin Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017

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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Stamping Technique- Re-inker Rainbows

I have a super fun technique to share with you today! Its called Re-inker Rainbows. You'll need shimmery white cardstock for this. Stampin' Up sells it in the Annual Catalog and it has a shimmery, pearl-like sheen. You'll also need several Stampin' Up re-inkers and an old credit card.

I also used the Layering Love stamp set, which works perfectly with this fabulous technique.

You may use any combination of colors that you like. For this card, I used the colors of the rainbow, real read, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, wild wasabi and tempting turquoise. You can use more or less colors- its up to you!

Here's the first card that I created with this fun stamping technique:

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By putting dots of re-inker colors on the edge of the shimmery white cardstock and swiping it downward, it creates this cool background effect. I do have a video posted below if you would like to see exactly how its done.

Here's another card using the same colors as above, except the tempting turquoise was omitted. I added a strip of gold glimmer paper and a metalic enamel heart to sparkle it up!

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My last card uses wild wasabi, tempting turquoise, wisteria wonder and rich razzleberry re-inkers.

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I added the Sparkle emboss folder on the whisper white background and a strip of silver glimmer paper. Once again I added the enamel shapes star in rich razzleberry and a few rhinestone jewels to top it off.

I love the way the beautiful effect that this fun technique creates.

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Why not have a look at my video and try the Re-inker Rainbow stamping technique for yourself and have some fun with it!

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Stamping Technique- Spotlight Background Masking Technique

Last night at class we did an easy and fun masking technique called Spotlight Background technique. At least thats what I call it.

Its super easy, but really pretty and very cool.

Here's the card that we made using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle.

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The colors are mint macaron, pool party and basic gray archival inks, with mint macaron, basic gray and silver foil cardstocks and paper. I also used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the spotlighted background.

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I love how the large dragonfly shines with the silver foil sheets. I only used one dimensional to attach this dragonfly, so that the wings were free floating.

I also made another card using this technique in a different color. I have a video posted below, with step by step instructions for this card and technique.

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Same technique and stamp sets, different colors:

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Learn the Spotlight Background Technique here:

 The supplies used are listed in the video below.

I hope you give it a try and if you like it, I'd love for you to leave a comment below.

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Aqua Wash Technique, featuring: "Lift Me Up" stamp set.


I had a lot of fun with this new technique today. Its called Aqua Wash with markers. This is a very pretty watercolor background technique that can be used with pretty much any stamp set or detailed dies.

This technique is super easy and super cool. You'll need the Stampin Up watercolor paper or shimmery white paper, an aqua painter and some markers in various colors. You'll also need to grab a quart sized ziplock bag.

For this card, I used the Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up and Away thinlits. As I mentioned, I used the watercolor paper as well as the melon mambo, pumpkin pie and daffodil delight Stampin Write Markers.

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Here's a card using the elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder and rich razzleberry markers along with the aqua painters:

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I've created a quick tutorial for you...

First scribble on a ziplock bag with your markers.

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Next, use your aqua painter to brush water onto your watercolor paper, kind of in a zig zag motion.

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Then, you will turn the bag over so that the ink is facing down and smoosh it into your watercolor paper.

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Lift up the bag and voila!

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Lastly, let it dry either naturally or zap it with a heat tool and apply the Lift Me Up diecut hot air ballon and embellishments.

This one, I used the basic black cardstock for the hot air balloon, instead of the whisper white cardstock.

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 Here's my You Tube video if you'd like to watch it in real time.

 

I had so much fun using different color combinations and different dies and stamp sets with this technique. I hope you try this awesome aqua wash with markers, stamping technique. And if you do, let me know if you like it!

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Card Fold- Triple Panel Standing Card

I designed a birthday card for my friend Cindy, using the Pineapple stamp set, of course, because she loves pineapples, just like me AND she lives in Hawaii.

Her favorite colors are pink and black, so I wanted to use all of those elements when making this card.

I decided to try a unique card fold for my unique and special friend. Its called the Triple Panel Standing card.

Here's the pineapple birthday card:

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 The designer paper is from the Pop of Pink designer paper pack. I used whisper white and basic black cardstocks as well as flirty flamingo, melon mambo, pear pizzaz, wild wasabi and basic black inks.

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To make this card fold:

Cut basic black cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Lay the 8 1/2" edge in the paper trimmer against the top of the trimmer.

Score at: 2", 3 1/8", 5 3/8" and 6 1/2" and fold on score lines.

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Here's a view from the top:

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A view of the inside- which is actually the back of the card.

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Pretty cool, huh?

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I know its the middle of winter here, but I wanted to customize this card for Cindy. Her gifts also all fit the theme of black, pink and pineapples too! I hope Cindy enjoyed her card and her birthday gifts that I chose especially for her.

I hope you learned a new card fold technique as well!

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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!

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