Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Creating your OWN Pearlescent Paper in Colors

The card above this post is made using the NEW Pearlescent Paper on page 41 of the new Mini Catalog. The paper comes in a pearl color and it is lovely. I wanted a blue color for another card. Using the new brushes and an empty container for the paint it became really easy. I just created the pearlescent paper using Misty Moonlight 2021-2022 InColor.  Brushed with Frost White Shimmer Paint #147046 page 146 from the Main Catalog. It was so easy to apply using the NEW Blending Brushes #153611 from page 70 in the new MINI.  The 3D embossing folder really makes the paper POP.  Further, I colored a piece of Sahara Sand to have the pearlized look on the seashell. After pearlizing I stamped the stamp half in Balmy Blue and the rest  in Flirty Flamingo.  Then I ran the stamped shell through the die cut machine with the Seaside Seashells Die. Which cut the shell.  Finally, by putting it back through the 3D Embossing Folder I got the beautiful texture of the shell.  This Sand & Sea Collection is a winner.  Love all the various ways different looks can be achieved.  

Friends Are Like Seashells


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

 January 5, 2021

Today is the BIG Day when the NEW Mini Catalog goes Live.  This 91 page catty is full of stamps, dies and accessories for your stamping pleasure.  And to add to the excitement is SALE-a-bration a booklet full of FREE products with each 50.00 merchandise purchase from the annual catalog or the January - June 2021 new catalog.  If you haven't received either of these catty's contact me to have one mailed .  I had a lot of the catalogs mailed by Stampin'Up but have found out that many STILL go undelivered by the post office. You can view the catalogs online beginning today on the website . 

I'm sharing one of my favorites from the new catalog called Friends are like Seashells.  There is a 3 page spread on page 40- 42. This group will give you plenty to work with even if you don't live in a coastal beach community. The card I'm sharing I'm doing another with " With Sympathy " because of a friend sprinkling her loved one at sea. A very nice tribute

The paper I used is from the new catalog called Pearlescent ( page 41 ) . It is beautiful. You can color it easily with the new Blending Brushes on (page 70 ) The brushes are a real bargain at 3 for 12.00.  The detail of the 3D Seashells Embossing folder is amazing.  Once embossed you can die cut the shell images.

Enjoy this new offering and the rest of the catalog. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

This is the front of my son's 50th birthday
card. Inside I copied the song " 99 bottles of beer on the wall" Appropriate for him. The DSP
has long been retired but was called " Bubbles
& Fizz ". Back when in the Stampin'Up catalog
there was a matching stamp set and dies.

On June 4th our new catalog goes live.  There are awesome stamps, dies, suites, supplies of ribbons, accessories and Designer Series paper to choose from.  The current catalog 2018-2019 has a lot of items retiring. Take another look and see if there is something in the catty you missed.  Just like the above example I take another look before closing the pages of the catalog for good and offering the retired stamp sets and dies FREE with purchase at my Open House on Sunday, June 2nd from 1 to 3 pm. Pick up the NEW catalog and enjoy speaking with other crafters like yourself. There will be retired supplies for sale at a nominal price.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Faux Black Ice

Each of my Sunday monthly classes at my house teaches a new technique.The technique last week started out to be the Black Ice Technique.
That technique is to take silver foil
and drag Black Stazon over the
entire piece of cardstock. Then once
you are sure the black Stazon is dry,
stamp the image in Black Stazon
also.  Air or heat dry if needed and
then pat the entire piece of silver
foil paper with versamark.  While
wet apply clear embossing powder
over the entire piece and then heat
until the embossing powder becomes shiney and clear. This is where my FAUX comes in. To give the look of the lines from the Black Stazon without the mess I then ran
the silver embossed paper through the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder 143706.  The folder gives the foil paper the texture that is very similar to the appearance of the dragged Black Stazon without the mess. You can see the difference of the 2 pieces of silver on the card. The words were only stamped in the Stazon and popped up. The silver trees were then mounted with Tear Tape placed on the new Merry Merlot yardstick and then onto a black card.
The Lovely As A Tree stamp set and the worlds were from Merry Christmas to all #147702 it is also bundled with Thinlits #147912 from the holiday cattty.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas Cards in July

The Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper is the background of the 2 cards pictured.  Love this paper ! It works with ALL of the stamps displayed in the Under The Mistletoe Suite beginning on page 94 of the 2018-2019 catalog. The Poinsettia set is new this year and is gorgeous.  " It is referred to in the the catty as " Dist Ink Tive " The detail in this stamp set is awesome..  It looks like it is a two stamp process but infact it is one stamp.

The flower is stamped in real red and the leaves in Old Olive. This 7 stamp set can be found on page 101.  The ease of stamping these images and the detail that shows on the cardstock is amazing.  The center of the poinsettia has 3 Metallic Gold Pearls which are a new accessory and you can find on page 197.  Each package has 121 pearls in gold and silver.   The 3mm size is great for sending through the mail.

With the summer heat we are having stamping will keep you busy and you can be ahead of the holiday rush.  Right now Stampin'Up is having a sale on the 11.00 Designer Papers. Buy 3 and Get 1 FREE through the end of the month. Don't miss getting 25% off.  The pearls are 7.00 for 242 pieces.

     Happy Stamping