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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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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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Creative Card Fold using the Cool Treats stamp set

Here's a "cool" creative card fold using the new stamp set, "Cool Treats." There are so many fun things to do with this set and its coordinating "Frozen Treats" framelits.

This card fold is called, Peek A Boo Gate Fold. It seems everyone is using this fold lately. So, I thought I would share this sugary sweet card with you using this card fold technique.

Here's the card...

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As you can see, there is a peek a boo gap in the middle of the card, to stamp the greeting.

The measurements of this card are:

Pool Party cardstock: 7 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White cardstock: 4" x 5 1/4" (inside piece)

and (2) strips of whisper white cut at: 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Tasty Treats designer paper: (2) pieces cut at: 1 1/4" x 5"

SCORING: laying it long edge in paper cutter- score at 1 3/4" and 6"

When you fold it up, you will have a peek a boo gap in the middle of the card.

Here's the inside view with darling cherries and colorful sprinkles.

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How cute is this tiny spoon die cut from silver foil paper?

Can you see how sweet this designer paper is? It has a clear gloss shine over the ice cream images. So, I added some shine to the cherry on the top of the sundae by squeezing a little fine tip glue pen over the cherry. It dries quickly and its not even sticky!

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I layered my sundae on a stitched circle framelit, from the Stitched Shapes framelit package. Did you know that Stampin Up sells about 20,000 framelits from any one framelit set during the course of a year, but has sold 20,000 of the Stitched Shape Framelits in its first two weeks on the market! To say this is an awesome framelit set is an understatement.

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If you don't have this set yet, don't miss out- get it during Sale A Bration. For every $50 order, you will recieve a free product from the Sale a Bration brochure!

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Stamping Technique: Stencil Sponging Technique

Today I have a lovely card to share with you, using a technique called, stencil sponging.

I used the "Special Reasons" stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions 2017 Catalog. This set also has a coordinating die called "Stylish Stems."

For this stamping technique, I cut the large flower with the Stylish Stems detailed die. I did the same with the small flowers.

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Here is the "stencil" that I cut from a piece of cardstock. This is what I used to place over the pieces of sweet sugar plum and wisteria wonder cardstock, before I cut them out with the "outline" flower dies.

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I then sponged in the color over the sweet sugarplum cardstocks and wisteria wonder cardstock that I used for the flower base. I used melon mambo ink around the outside edges of the flowers and elegant eggplant ink for the middle of the flower. I then die cut them with the outline flower image from the Stylish Stems die.

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This is a close up of the flower once it has been stencil sponged. I added white perfect accent circles to the middle of the flowers and the Stitched Shape Framelits for the whisper white square around the flowers.

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The leaves were diecut in mint macaron cardstock and the ribbon is also mint macaron. The "Festive" emboss folder gives the card a soft dots and ribbons background.

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I'm going to try this with oranges and reds and maybe even different shades of blue. I'm totally loving this stamp set combined with this cool stamping technique.

Go ahead and give it a try!

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