Monday, March 19, 2018

Amazing You.... More FREE Products!

This card was made with a stamp set and Thinlts that you can earn FREE during SALE-A-BRATION. The eclipse technique is done with alphabet Thinlits, however some of us don't have those. You can do it with word die cuts. Some people use Stampin' Dimensionals on the back to pop up the image. That's a bit tedious for me, so I just die cut 3-4 'Celebrate' and glued them together.

Gluing is so easy with a sponge and some liquid glue. Just dab it on some scrap paper and sponge glue on the back. The top layer 'celebrate' was colored with inks and an Aqua Painter.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Celebrate FREE Paper

So..... not only can you brayer the background of these beautiful papers, you can color them with alcohol ink markers!!  This Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper pack is FREE with a $50 order during SALE-A-BRATION.

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Stamping Class

We had such fun creating yesterday!! The first card uses some of the paper you can earn for free during SALE-A-BRATION. It's called Springtime Foils and  parts of it are embossed. We used a brayer and covered the entire piece with Memento ink changing the background from white to gray. So cool! The stamp set is one of the free choices during the sale too:)

The second card uses the Spotlight Technique. While the third card uses the Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating Thinlits.

Beautiful Peacock
Card Stock
Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Springtime Foils DSP
Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate, Gold Metallic, Versamark
Metallic Edge Ribbon, Gold Emboss Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals
Layering Circles Framelits, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy
  1. Basic Black card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. 4 x 5-1/4 Gold Foil for first layer, diecut scalloped circle from center
  3. Use brayer to cover 3-3/4 x 5 DSP with Memento Tuxedo Black, then wipe off excess with paper towel.
  4. Stamp peacock in Black, tail in Smoky Slate
  5. Stamp greeting in Versamark, then emboss in gold
  6. Adhere circles together, attach ribbon behind then adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals
Mediterranean Moments, Beautiful Peacock
Card Stock
Whisper White, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Wisteria Wonder, Watercolor paper
Night of Navy, Stazon
Linen Thread, Stampn' Dimensionals, Glimmer Dots, Watercolor Pencils
Pinewood Planks emb. folder, Brick Wall emb. folder, Banner Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Small oval Punch 3/4 x 15/16, Aqua Painter, Sponge Dauber
  1. Night of Navy Card Base 5-1/4 x 4
  2. 4 x 5-1/4 Wisteria Wonder, emboss with brick wall embossing folder
  3. 3-1/4 x 5-1/4 Peekaboo Peach - cut with largest banner framelit
  4. Emboss banner with Pinewood Planks embossing folder, then use dauber in Peach ink around edges.
  5. Tie bow with Linen Thread and adhere to bottom of banner with glue dots
  6. Stamp image on 2 x 3-1/4 Whisper White AND the top of door/bottom of window portion on 2 x 2-1/4 Watercolor Paper
  7. Color the small portion of the image with Watercolor Pencils & Aqua Painter
  8. Circle Framelits 2, 5, for the colored image and 2 x 2 Night of Navy
  9. Stamp greeting in Night of Navy on 1 x 2 Whisper White and punch with oval
  10. Adhere Wisteria Wonder to card base, then use Dimensionals on banner piece
  11. Adhere stamped image on to banner, then place spotlight on top.
  12. Add three glimmer dots and greeting
  13. Stamp image on envelope and inside in black, message in Night of Navy

Coffee Cafe, Marbled, Dragonfly Dreams
Card Stock
Very Vanilla, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP, Vellum cardstock,
Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate
Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals,
Petal Burst embossing folder, Coffee Cups Framelits

  1. Chocolate Chip card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Lovely Lace embossing: 3-3/4 x 5 and 3-3/4 x 1-3/4 Very Vanilla
  3. Adhere embossed pieces to 4 x 5-1/4 and 4 x 2 Powder Pink
  4. Adhere larger pink and vanilla panel to card front
  5. Adhere 2-1/4 x 5 Wood DSP to 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 Powder Pink then attach to card front
  6. Wrap pieces of ribbon around smaller embossed/pink piece and secure it around to front. Adhere to card front in middle
  • Marbled in Crumb Cake ink on 2-1/2 x 3 Very Vanilla
  • Whipped cream in Smoky Slate on 1-1/2 x 2 Whisper White
  • Powder Pink straw on 1 x 1-1/2 Whisper White
  • Coffee Cup image in Crumb Cake on 2-1/2 x 3 Very Vanilla
  • Sentiment in Chocolate Chip on 1 x 1-3/4 Powder Pink
  • Lined heart in Powder Pink on 1 x 1-1/2 Very Vanilla
Cut With Thinlits:
  • Heat guard from 1-3/4 x 2-1/4 Crumb Cake
  • Lid from 1-1/4 x 2-1/2 Chocolate Chip
  • Dome lid from 1-3/4 x 2-1/2 Vellum
  • two coffee cups one plain, one marbled
  • Whipped cream
  • Straw
  • Thanks A Latte
  • Lined heart stopper
7. Adhere whipped cream, straw and Vellum (glue dots) top to marbled coffee
cup, then attach to card front
8. Adhere heat guard and lid to plain coffee cup, then attach sentiment with
dimensional. Attach this cup to card front with dimensionals
9. Attach bow with glue dots
10. Inside stamp sentiment in Chocolate Chip on a Very Vanilla panel. Across the
bottom stamp some of the diagonal stripes (straw) in Powder Pink and some
Chocolate Chip coffee beans.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Green Latte

Another card with Coffee Cafe in a different layout. In real life the Pool Party ink shows up real well. I couldn't adjust the color on my scanner to show it clearly. I love how that swirl design looks like a coffee ring. That stamp is from Timeless Textures.

The image of the cup clearly stamped and poorly stamped? Well that's a clever trick to use if you have a Photopolymer stamp that doesn't stamp well. All I did was use my Stampin' Pierce Mat. That bit of cushion is all it took to get a nice sharp image:)

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thanks A Latte

I just love coffee. When I saw this stamp set and Thinlits in the new catalog last summer I knew I had to have it. It comes with some terrific coordinating designer series paper too. I don't even have that yet and I'm still having a blast creating with it. Right now I'm working on a design for next month's class.

Tesla Tales
It's a rainy afternoon here is South Carolina, so I'm tucked in my craft room creating. Just color me happy! I'm glad a got in a good long walk this morning before the rain came too. Our dog, Tesla, is especially glad, as she loves to run after a ball in the front pasture. I call her Mighty Dog as she powers into Turbo Drive trying to get across the pasture before the ball lands.

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