Tuesday, January 28, 2014

One Layer Happy Watercolor

One layer cards is the new challenge, this week, at SUO Challenges. I love the challenge of a one layer card! Normally I like to add embellishments and a few layers, so a one layer card for me is truly challenging. I tried to add depth to this card using color.

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I started by stamping the flower with StazOn ink onto Naturals White card stock. I created a mask with a Post-it Note, by tearing a rectangle out of the center. (It's not really necessary to create the rectangle mask, but I didn't like the little knobby part of the image repeating itself.) I made another mask of the flower. I stamped the watercolor image with Coastal Cabana several times inside the mask. After removing the mask, I stamped the dotted image along the left side, also in Coastal Cabana.



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I colored in the flower with Tangerine Tango and my Aquapainter, and the flower stem and center with a Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker. With this being a one layer card, I wanted to add a little dimension using color. I used a Blender Pen and my Smoky Slate ink pad to add a little shadow to the flower and stem. Then I used my White Chalk marker to add some highlights.

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Stampin' Supplies:





  • Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor

  • Paper: Naturals White card stock - 4 1/4" x 11"

  • Ink:

    • Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, and Smoky Slate Classic ink

    • StazOn Jet Black

    • Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker




 

 

It’s my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.

Smiles,

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Stampin' Toys!

There is a new challenge over at SUO Challenges, to use your new Stampin Up supplies on a card or project. I used items from the new Mini Occasions catalog, and the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog on my design team card. I love my new toys!

Some of my inspiration for this card was from a card made by Sera over at Pink Paper Bakery (which she borrowed from Paula Knall). I love that we stampers share the love! I really liked the little hand drawn string. Super easy to do if you use a circle template as a guide. Then just free hand the little bows!

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps:

    • Banner Blast (Available Jan 28-March 31, 2014 for FREE with a qualifying order)

    • Perfect Pennants



  • Paper:

    • Coastal Cabana card stock - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"

    • Very Vanilla card stock - 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"

    • Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper - 3  3/4" x 4 1/4"



  • Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Coastal Cabana

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Banner Punch (Available Jan 28-March 31, 2014 for FREE with a qualifying order)

    • 1/2" circle punch

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels

    • Stampin' Dimensionals




 

 

It’s my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.

Smiles,


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