Stamping Tips & Techniques

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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Until the next time...

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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!

Until the next time...

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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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Thanks so much for coming by today.

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Big Shot
$110.00

Brusho and Beautiful Day stamp set

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw my Brusho swatches that I was playing around with. Well, I made them into cards.

I will share the first one with you today.

I used the big, bold, beautiful flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set as well as the Brilliant Red Brusho powder.

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I used watercolor paper for my first attempt at Brusho. I wet the paper first with an aqua painter. I then sprinkled the brilliant red brusho and a little bit of gamboge (orange) brusho onto the wet paper. Then spritzed it with water again from about 4" away.

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I wanted it to dry fast so that I could emboss over it, so I used my heat tool to dry it. I then used white emboss powder and embossed the flower over it and cut it out.

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For the leaf, I did the same as above, only with the moss green brusho and cut it out and adhered the leaf onto the red flower. I backed it with the gorgeous Petal Passion designer paper, black shimmer ribbon and a few rhinestones in the middle of the flower.

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I'm really enjoying the brusho and all the unique combinations that can be created with it. I have more to share so come back again soon!

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Heat Tool
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Magical Day and a Bit of Brusho

Oh my goodness. I had so much fun creating this mermaid card today. I went a little wild and over the top, but, that's the way I roll.

The Magical Day stamp set and coordinating Magical Mates dies are absolutely fabulous! You may have passed this set by in the Occasions catalog, thinking its just for kids. But, I'm here to tell you, first of all, YES, the kids in your family will absolutely LOVE receiving cards made with this set, and secondly, YOU will love making cards and scrapbook pages with this charming suite. The stamps, dies, designer paper, glimmer paper and washi tape- they all coordinate and look amazing together!

So, here's the card. There is something else super cool about this card, that I will point out, in a minute. Are you seeing it?

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Did you notice the turquoise and the iridescent glimmer paper? Its from the new Myths and Magic glimmer paper pack. So, I thought it would be cool to try the new Brusho on the iridescent glimmer paper! It turned out so cool. I sprinkled 5-6 shakes of the Prussian Blue Brusho onto the dry glimmer paper. I then spritzed it with water a few times from about 8" away. Then, I took a paper towel and sopped up the excess water. Viola! It looks awesome! You saw it HERE FIRST folks. Can't wait to play with the brusho on glimmer paper with more colors as well.

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I cut the waves and the mermaids with the Magical Mates dies. I didn't want the waves lined up perfectly straight, so I offset them a little. The Mermaids were colored with the Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers.

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I used silver emboss powder to emboss the Magical day greeting and cut it out with the dies.

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Can you see the little Clear Glitter Epoxy bubble's?

I added a bunch.. I love these little bubbles. So perfect for under the sea.

I adore these little mermaids. I couldn't decide if I liked the blonde, brunette or redhead better, so I used all three!

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I used a LOT of ribbon on this card. I wanted to tie in all the sparkly colors of the card with the ribbon colors.

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I kept the inside very simple... as the outside was so over the top.

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This card sparkles and glitters from every angle. I wish you could see it in person.

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I used so many dimensionals on this super layered up, magical card. I think I set a record.

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Three little Mermaids wishing you a Magical Day. It doesn't get much better than that.

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I hope you, go back a take a look at the Magical Day stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. *link on sidebar* Its not just for kids (who by the way, think this is the best set ever!) its for us big people too!

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I'll have more Brusho creations for you later this week. So stop back again!

Until the next time...

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Heat Tool
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00

Valentine with a fun Surprise inside

Another valentine card made and ready to be given to someone sweet. I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and coordinating Sweet and Sassy framelits. Because, as you know, I LOVE Valentines and hearts and pretty paper!

I only used one ink pad on this card- calypso coral. It looks like the heart has more than one color, but that is because of the unique carving of this beautiful stamp.

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The cardstock used is whisper white, pink pirouette and melon mambo. I also used the gorgeous Painted with Love designer paper and Gold Glimmer paper.

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I used the new gold tinsel trim to make a bow and attached an Enamel Glitter Dot over the knot in the ribbon.

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So, do you want to see what's inside?

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A cute little "pop up" heart <3

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For instructions on how to make a pop up heart: click here to view a previous post.

I can't get enough of this beautiful designer paper..

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The verse is borrowed from the Painted Palette stamp set.

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I hope you are having fun making your valentines for next month.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Until the next time...

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Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00