Stamping Tips & Techniques

Easter Bunny/Baby card Simple Eclipse Technique

Easter is just around the corner and this " Sweet Little Something" bunny is perfect for Easter cards and pages. I actually made this as a baby card, but it is just as great as an Easter card.

The colors are whisper white, pink pirouette and berry burst cardstocks as well as pink pirouette, sweet sugarplum and berry burst inks. I stamped them in that order.

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This card uses a simple Eclipse technique. I used only one heart from the Sweet and Sassy hearts framelits set. I first stamped the bunny on the whisper white, then cut out the heart over the bunny head. Next, I attached the whisper white that had the heart cut out of it, to the berry burst cardstock, using dimensionals, so that it was elevated. Finally, I placed the heart cut out back into the open heart space and glued it down.

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Here, you see the dimension from the Eclipse technique. To see another sample of this technique, click here. I also used the gorgeous berry burst ribbon and a few scattered pearl jewels to add a more feminine touch. I placed the pearls directly on some of the dots formed by the Softly Falling emboss folder.

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So, for both a new baby or a sweet bunny Easter card, its perfect either way! The Sweet Little Something stamp set, is a must have this season.

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Stampin' Up Barn Door Stamps and Dies

I have some fun cards to share with you today, made with the new Stampin' Up Barn Door Bundle.

Its such a fun set to play with. I've created 3 different designs and one of them we will make at Card Class this week. Yay!

The first card is also made with the " This Little Piggy" stamp set. I thought it would be fun to put the piggy in the barn. It works perfectly with this set. I will post a Stampin' Up video below, showing just how to make a barn door card with the Barn Door Bundle. So scroll to the bottom of this post to see it.

The cardstock that I used is whisper white and basic black and also the Woodgrain Designer Series paper. The inks are smoky slate, crumb cake, pink pirouette, and the memento black pad.

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I colored in the pig with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I used both the smoky slate and pink pirouette sets of markers.

If you watch the video below, you will also get a list of the "behind the scenes" items that were used to put this card together. I will also post the supply list below.

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I used the Stampin Write water based markers to color directly on the wreath stamp in crumb cake, pink pirouette and basic black.

How cool is this? The door slides back and forth to reveal the message. The whisper white piece that has the pig/message stamped on it is 41/4" x 2 1/2". The card base is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  The door is cut out with a framelit from the barn door set.

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This is the card that we will be making at Card Class this week:

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I hope the card class girls like it!

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The colors are whisper white, crumb cake and basic black- same for the inks as well as cherry cobbler. I also used the Hardwood Background stamp for the card base. Same measurements as above.

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I colored the wreath, the same way as above... using the early espresso and cherry cobbler Stampin' Write markers.

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It's so fun to slide the door back and forth!

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Here are both cards:

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And slide...

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One last quick card that I made while I had extra pieces to use up...

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The inks on the sign, greeting and flowers are dapper denim, calyso coral and marina mist.

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Hope you liked my Barn Door Trio! And don't forget, its SALE A BRATION (click on brochure on my side bar) For Every $50 order, you will receive a FREE Sale a bration item!

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Click on the video to view the details of putting together a Barn Door Card:

 

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Tutti Frutti Pineapple Card with a splash of Brusho

Here's a super simple and super cute pineapple card made with the Tutti Frutti designer paper.

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I added crumb cake and whisper white cardstock as well as dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.

Did you notice the splash of color on the glimmer paper? I used the yellow Brusho and sprinkled it on then spritzed it with water and blotted the excess water with a paper towel. Here's another post where I first used Brusho on glimmer paper.

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The pineapples aren't stamped, but are cut out from the Tutti Frutti designer paper. I layered them on 3 squares of cardstock, 2x2 glimmer paper, 2 1/4" crumb cake and 2 1/2" whisper white.

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I added a Tutti Frutti sequin and a rhinestone jewel to the middle of the crumb cake ribbon.

The pineapples were attached with mini dimensionals.

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 Cute and simple on the inside too. The greeting is from the coordinating Fruit Basket stamp set.

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I adore this paper and the entire Tutti Frutti suite!

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Watercolor and Pink Pineapples

So, I finally was able to have some fun with the new Fruit Basket stamp set and coordinating Fruit Punches. I was eager to make some pink pineapple cards for sure!

I started with watercolor paper, my aqua painter and a melon mambo ink pad. I wanted a splash of water color wash in pink for my background. So, I used the ink in the "lid" of the melon mambo ink pad and painted it onto my watercolor paper with an aqua painter. ( close your ink pad and squeeze the lid of the inkpad so that the ink deposits onto the lid inside)

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I randomly painted some ink onto the paper.

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 I then flicked the barrel of my aqua painter to splatter water/ink onto the watercolor paper.

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I let it dry, and then it was time to decorate!

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The 3/4" circle punch was used to make the basic black circles which I adhered the melon mambo and lemon lime twist pineapples onto with mini dimensionals.

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I decorated the card with the new Tutti Fruitti sequins, which by the way, are self adhering! I also added a rhinestone to the middle of each sequin.

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The black and white dotted paper is from the Tutti Frutti designer paper pack and the ribbon is lemon time twist. I thought it would be cool to stamp the greeting directly on the ribbon in black archival ink.

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Of course I had to stamp some cute pineapples on the inside of the card as well.

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Making this "Pink Pineapple" card made me so happy. I didn't stop there, though, I have more Fruit Baskets to share this week as well. So be sure to check in later.

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How to make a Quick and Easy Waterfront stamp set card

The Waterfront stamp set in the Occasions Catalog is simply amazing. It really doesn't look like much in the catalog, but its one of the easiest and most VERSITILE stamp sets that I've ever used!

This really makes beautiful scenery cards with little to no effect. The separate stamp images can be used in so many ways to create any setting you can imagine. There is water, mountains trees, sky, cottage, sun/moon, splatter and a variety of verses.

I almost didn't buy it, but once I saw all the amazing cards that people were creating with it, I had to get it for myself.

This is a simple card that we made at Kim's Card Class. The ladies loved it! We made 3 cards each of this same design and it literally took all of 10 minutes.

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When you find yourself in need of a masculine card, this set is absolutely perfect for that too. You can use it in so many ways, beach, woods, mountains etc.. so you never have to make the same scene twice!

I stamped the mountains in crumb cake ink, twice, and over lapped them. It actually gives them more depth to overlap. The trees and grass are in tranquil tide ink, and the water is soft sky and marina mist. The log cabins are stamped in chocolate chip ink as well as the verse.

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For the sun, I used so saffron, then I punched it out with the 3/4 " circle punch and used a sponge dauber dipped in peek a boo peach ink, to sponge around the outside of the circle. Its difficult to see in the photo, but I added some clear Wink of Stella to the sun and water to add shimmer.

The background paper is from the new True Gentleman designer paper in the Occasions Catalog. It has the perfect colors and patterns for a masculine card.

I'll be designing with this set a lot more- can't wait to make a beach scene!

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Stampin Up: Apron of Love Bundle

This is the most adorable stamp set. I remember years ago when I first joined Stampin Up, I made an Apron card from scratch and it was published in the Stampin Up Idea Book. This stamp set, brings back all those memories for me.

I paired this set with the Tutti Frutti designer paper, because the fruits, colors and patterns were perfect for an apron card!

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I also used one of our white doilies, but I sponged over it with a sponge brayer and night of navy ink. It looks just like denim! This card was fairly simple because most of it was die cut with the coordinating Apron Builder framelits. *see product list below.

The gorgeous ribbon is the new night of navy Corduroy Ribbon. Its so soft and pretty.

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I attached the utensils behind the pocket with a few mini dimensionals as well as the apron strap die cut. The night of navy and lemon lime twist circles were punched out with the 2 and 2 1/4 inch circle punches.

I attached the tongs inside with the fine tip glue pen.

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Looking forward to using this stamp set and dies many, many more times in the near future.

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