It has been quite a while since I was last here. Sorry about that. I’ve been really busy doing life! 🙂 But today I have a video for you on a pretty simple watercolor technique that anybody should be able to do and I mean anybody because if I can pull it off…anyone can. Actually we did this technique at my April card club on Saturday and NO ONE’S turned out bad! Each piece was unique in its own way and ALL were very beautiful! The ink colors I used in the watercolor are retiring along with the Berry Burst and Powder Pink Paper. The watercolor paper is retiring as well, but Stampin’ Up! is not getting rid of it entirely. They are bringing out another version. If you still have questions after you watch the video, let me know.
A few items you will need when watercoloring that are not listed in any of the supply lists are a clip board, blue painters tape, paper towel, and small trays to hold your ink. I used the tops to embellishment container. I always save the container when I’ve used up an embellishment. They have come in handy for a multitude of uses.
I am also sharing photos of the other three cards we made at club along with their supply lists. If you have questions on those you can email me about them as well.
I got the inspiration for this card from the Annual Catalog. Please note the Berry Burst card stock is about to retire along with the Half Full stamp set. So, if you want either one of these you need to order soon (before June 1).
Please note the Lemon Lime Twist card stock and ink along with the stamp set Amazing Life are on the soon to be retiring list, so if you are interested in either you need to order soon (before June 1). #simplestamping
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I am loving this beautiful Petal Palette stamp set! Actually, I am loving the entire Petal Passion Suite! And this card proves there are more uses for the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack than just memory keeping. The cards, $1.00 less than the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper can be used for card making as well as memory keeping. That doesn’t mean I like them more than the DSP, it just means they are versatile and can be used for both, just like the designer series paper. If I could only purchase one, I would purchase the card pack.
I also love the versatility of simple black and white. That means I can customize the paper or the cards to go with whatever colors I might have on hand like I did with this card.
I started by selecting the polka-dotted card base from the Sale-A-Bration Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes that I got FREE after placing a $50.00 order. You can get them too if you place a qualifying order in my online store. I then chose this card from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.
I trimmed the card down to measure 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ and colored it with my Stampin Blends. I also stamped a few flowers on it in Calypso Coral using the flower stamp from Petal Palette Stamp Set. I stamped off before stamping on the card because I didn’t want it to be real dark.
Then I attached the card to the Pool Party card base. I stamped the bird and branch on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. I used dimensionals to hold everything down on the base.
And here is my finished product!
Hope you enjoyed your visit here today! Until next time…
It is a cold and cloudy day today here in Colorado. A good day to stamp! So I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve been working on with you.
This card is made with a Sale-A-Bration set, and as far as I am concerned, it is a must have! Hey Chick is such a cute set. Being an avid chicken collector (I collect vintage and antique roosters), I was sure to get this set first.
I like this chicken because it sort of looks like my hair when I get out of bed in the morning. It is usually standing straight up on the left side, and this guys hair reminded me of…me! LOL! The only difference is my hair isn’t blue and my body isn’t yellow and I don’t have tail feathers. My husband would tell you otherwise because says I am always getting my tail feathers in a ruffle. 🙂
Here is a graphic of the other stamps in the set.
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When I made this card, I used a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Soft Suede card stock for the base. The designer series paper is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. The striped piece measures 2 1/2″ x 5 ” and the dotted piece is 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. The top piece of Soft Suede card stock measures 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and the Whisper White piece upon which I stamped measure 2″ x 3″. I added a piece of Whisper White card stock that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ to the inside so that I could write a note of thanks in there for a special lady.
I hope you enjoyed your visit here today. It was short and I hope sweet! Until next time
It has been awhile since I posted last because June has been a busy month. The first two weeks were spent on vacation while my sister and brother-in-law visited from Ohio. We spent the better part of the two weeks traveling with them. We drove to both Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Utah, Las Vegas, Nevada, and finally Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. While in Southern Colorado we also visited Four Corners Monument. It is part of the Navajo Nation’s Parks and Recreation and the only place in the United States where four states, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado meet at one point.
Unfortunately vacation went by way too quickly and before I knew it, they were back on an airplane headed home. It was tons of fun and I am looking forward to the next time we are together. I’ve been trying to think of when I can get back there and an excuse for going, but decided I don’t need an excuse other than I want to visit my family. Maybe I will make a trip this fall before bad weather sets in. My mom is scheduled to visit in July and I am really looking forward to that.
I’ve got another video for you today along with a tutorial you can download and print, . I seem to remember promising my up line at On Stage that I would do a video each month so I am getting this in just in time. 🙂 In case you haven’t noticed, I love to make 3-D things. Today’s card is a small one that fits inside a box. I used the Love & Affection stamp set along with ALL of the new In Colors which I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. This card is one we made at this month’s club. We didn’t do the box.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me. Until next time…