Hallows Night Magic Card

The Magic in this Night designer paper makes a beautiful Halloween card using the Hallows Night Magic stamp set and coordinating dies.  Actually, I love this whole Magic in This Night suite.

Hallows Night Magic stamp set and Halloween Magic dies.

Here is a close up and a version using a different piece of this designer paper.

I’ve been using the Metallic Mesh Ribbon on everything!  It makes great Christmas cards too.  And, don’t get me started on the Iridescent Pearls!  They are absolutely amazing in person.

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Colors:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Silver

Happy Stampin’ and Happy Halloween

Barbara

 

Joseph’s Coat with Arrange a Wreath

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.

Arrange a Wreath set with 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.

Joseph's Coat technique - Step 1

Here is the technique page we did for our club technique books.

Arrange a Wreath set with Joseph's Coat Technique.

Everyone loved the card.  I don’t usually use Mango Melody as a Fall color, but I love how bright and happy it is.

Arrange a Wreath set with Joseph's Coat Technique.

Colors:  Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

You Are So Special Card

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.

You are so special card using Tasteful Touches stamp set by Stampin' Up!

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.

You are so special card using Tasteful Touches stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Colors:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Gray

In Good Taste designer series paper:  2″ x 4″ strip

Supplies:

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Straight Up You’re the Best

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.

Masculine birthday card using Whiskey Business and World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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.

Masculine birthday card using Whiskey Business and World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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.

Masculine birthday card using Whiskey Business and World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Pressed Petals Designer Paper

One of my favorite sheets in the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper is this one with flowers on burlap.  Since this paper is retiring and I hadn’t used it yet, I decided to feature it on a card for my May Stamp Club.  I designed this easy little get well card with a few hearts added from the Stitched Be Mine dies.  The sentiment is from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.

Pressed Petals Design Specialty paper is featured on this Get Well card.

Here is a close up of the card.

Pressed Petals Design Specialty paper is featured on this Get Well card.

I noticed that the designer paper was a little thin to handle the ribbon taped with Tear & Tape to the back.  So, on the ones I made after the initial sample here, I added a piece of Crumb Cake card stock on the back of the designer paper to give it some extra strength and put glue dots in all 4 corners too.

Colors:  Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Note:  The littlest heart is from the center bottom of the scrolled heart die.

Tools and Stamp Sets:

I love using the ribbon this way to make a textured scalloped edge border.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Cute Under My Umbrella Card

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn’t wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.  Not to mention how perfect the Lily Impressions designer series paper mimics a rainy day background.  I made several of these cards so I could color the boots in different colors to match my umbrellas.  Since I ordered the Pleased As Punch paper too, I had several styles of fun umbrellas to punch out.  If you own this paper, the best way to cut it for punching is to cut the paper in diagonal strips to separate rows of umbrellas.

I also punched out the folded umbrellas on some of them for the inside of the card.

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn't wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn't wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.

My favorites are the purple ones.

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn't wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn't wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.

The cloud is the Pretty Label punch…I love punches!  The boots and flowers, however, are fussy cut.  And, I used Granny Apple Green Textured Weave ribbon under the cloud.  I used this cute Spring card for an in-home party last month and my clubs in February.  That was back when we were all not so nervous to leave the house or on lock-down.  I hope everyone is enjoying time to create in their own stamping/crafting room or space.

The Pleased as Punch paper was only offered in February and March, but if there is any left, it might show up later in the clearance rack.  In the meantime, new items were added today to the clearance rack with some discounted as much as 60%, so check it out.

I also noticed that we don’t have Blushing Bride Stampin’ Blends (I used a little water coloring in the pink boots since I don’t have that color in Blends).  I’m hoping we have more colors (like all the rest of the colors) available in the new catalog in June.  Us demos will get a chance to see the catalog in eight days…I’m so excited!  Stampin’ Up! even has a counter counting down the days, hours, minutes for us on our demo website.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

 

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