Joseph’s Coat technique is just perfect with the Arrange a Wreath stamp set. Happy Fall y’all! Here’s the Fall card I did for my club this month using the Joseph’s Coat technique.
Three steps are needed for this technique. First, sponge or watercolor some Fall colors on Whisper White or watercolor paper. Then, stamp solid image stamps in VersaMark embossed with clear embossing powder. Lastly, brayer dark ink like Early Espresso (in this case) over the entire piece. Also, wipe off the embossed images with a tissue or paper towel to wipe away excess ink. I used reinkers in a plate to smash watercolor paper into for the watercolor background under my leaves and wreath. Make sure you spritz the watercolor paper with water first. Also spritz the drops in the plate with some water.
Here is the technique page we did for our club technique books.
Everyone loved the card. I don’t usually use Mango Melody as a Fall color, but I love how bright and happy it is.
Colors: Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Stampin’ Up! just announced a 24 hour flash stamp set sale for Wednesday the 23rd. So, a select list of stamp sets will be marked down 15% for a 24 hour period only (September 23rd—from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM (MT)).
Here’s a list of the stamp sets.
Just shop my online store on Wednesday and catch some great stamp sets on sale from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog. The store will have a category entitled “Stamp Sale” that displays every stamp set so it’s quick and easy shopping.
This type of sale only happens once a year, so don’t miss it!
At our Labor Day Retreat, I designed this Halloween framed shadow box sampler to show off the Magic in This Night Suite. I bought the frame in May, to do a Spring sampler, but didn’t get to it yet. So, I decided to make it a Halloween one. I’m in love with the Magic in This Night designer series paper in the current mini catalog since it’s so stylish and diverse. Most of the sheets are Halloween designs on one side and generic designs for any season on the other side.
Since it’s such pretty paper, I used the designer paper in all the sections except the silver spider web which is silver foil embossed with the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder. Also, I’m also loving the Metallic Mesh Ribbon, and have used it on several Christmas cards.
And, here’s another close up. Since I used black and darker card stock, I also used Black Dimensionals which are perfect for all these bats and spiders because the dimensionals are less visible from an angle.
Also, I used Wink of Stella on the “Halloween” word to make it sparkle since so many of the elements are shiny and glittery. Something else cool about this frame is that it’s magnetic! So, I can pull these out and create a sampler for every holiday or season…how cool is that?
Therefore, I taped some magnets on the back side so they’re easy to pull on and off. These are business card magnets (just because I had some on hand), but you could also cut up the magnets meant for the back of 4×6 photos.
Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock, Basic Black, Silver, Whisper White
Just a note, if you have black embossing powder (retired), use that or you can stamp in black using the stamparatus and then stamp again in VersaMark right on top of it to emboss with clear embossing powder for the same effect.
Since I know you’re going to ask, I got the frame on Amazon. It was called Foundations Decor Shadow Box Magnetic by Foundations Decor.
Stampin’ Up! is offering more free stuff in the starter kit in September! I’d love to have some of you join my team this month to take advantage of all the extra goodies.
Here are the details:
- You still receive the regular starter kit ($125 worth of your choice of products for $99 plus tax), prepaid Paper Pumpkin code to redeem a Paper Pumpkin kit, business supplies, and catalogs.
- Plus, cardstock project kits to make 8 Coastal Cabana cards including the envelope.
- Plus, cardstock project kits to make 8 Granny Apple Green cards including envelope.
- Plus, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
- Plus, the So Much Love stamp set.
- Plus, the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.
- Plus, a flyer that has the link with instructions & video to create the samples.
Use these kit supplies to hold your first event or just make them for yourself.
Please note: Ink (Misty Moonlight & Bermuda Bay), adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. So, if you don’t already own them, choose these products as part of your Starter Kit product selection.
Here are the samples. Even though they were designed for beginner stampers, just add more layers and embellishments for more advanced stampers.
Let me know if you want any additional information about this great opportunity. Just click here to join. Also, check out my team section on my blog.
For my You Are So Special card, I used the Tasteful Touches stamp set and one of my favorite neutral color combinations. Quite a few years ago, I discovered how well Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Basic Gray went together. I’ve been meaning to make another card with this color combo ever since, and this stamp set seemed perfect.
All the stamping is in Basic Gray except the greeting. Also, I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake, and added Wink of Stella in the middle of the flower. The lighter background stamps are just “stamped off” before stamping so that you’re stamping at half the darkness of fully inked stamps. I designed this card at my last retreat for one of my July stamp club cards. Here’s a close up.
Colors: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Gray
In Good Taste designer series paper: 2″ x 4″ strip
I gave my husband this Straight Up You’re the Best birthday card for his 60th birthday. His preferred drink is whiskey, so I knew I’d be buying the Whiskey Business stamp set as soon as I saw it in the catalog. I also adapted a version for my stamp club to make in August.
I used crystal effects to make the decanter, glass, and ice shiny. It’s been a while since I used that on anything, so I forgot how awesome it looks. The current version of this product is Shimmery Crystal Effects, so it’s probably even shinier. Here’s a close up.
The whole card is heat embossed…I even did some embossed images inside from Whiskey Business, Game On, and an old set called Classic Pickups.
The World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper looks great with this set, Stampin’ Up! used it on their sample in the catalog too.
Colors: Cinnamon Cider, Brass, Gold, Basic Black, Whisper White