Thursday, June 21, 2018

Broadway Birthday Card

I'm back again, peaches, with a brand new card featuring products from the amazingly fun and party-rific Broadway Bound Suite of Products. If you're looking for a way to make your celebration to have that "wow" factor, look no further! This suite has it all! I can already tell that I will have no problem coming up with endless projects with these fun new products.


Now this suite features colors that are both bright and showstopping, but I wanted a softer look for today's card. I started by using the "horray' stamp from the Broadway Birthday Bundle to stamp in Soft Sea Foam Ink. After allowing it to dry, I layered on the dotted stamp and embossed in white. You see one of the cool things about this set is that there are a few layering stamps for the words so that you can get that marquee look. I love it!



For the base I used the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Balmy Blue Cardstock to create a textured background. For the fun effect of the silver glitter stars, I used a few die cut stars by cutting them from Silver Glimmer Paper, using the Candles and Confetti Framelits Dies. I adhered them wherever there was a hole in the marquee banner.I just love this set and think it offers so many possibilities. You really will have to try it out for yourself! Well, That's my card for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you next post!


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rooted In Nature Gold Embossed Thank You Card

Hey peaches! I have a lovely card to share with you today that uses a fun technique. It's not new to me but I'd thought I'd share it again since it has been while and there may be a few of you who haven't seen/tried it before.

This technique has a sort of a gilding effect. I love it's subtle look with just the right amount of shine. In my card today I will be featuring the Rooted In Nature Bundle. I think this set will highlight this technique beautifully. To begin though, I'll start by explaining how I built up my layers and then I'll show you the technique at the end.


For my embossed circle layer I used Crumb Cake Cardstock. I used my Big Shot and the brand new Embossing Mats, along with the leaf die from the set, to create the subtle embossed background on the circle. I just love the look of this! Next, stamped a few leaves in Old Olive Ink and cut them out to be layered behind the circle layer.


Now for the gilded embossing technique. To achieve this look I took the tree stamp from the set and stamped in Old Olive Ink. I gave it about two seconds to start to dry before sprinkling Gold Embossing Powder onto it. The areas of stamped ink that were still wet will grab a hold of the powder while the dry ink will not. You then melt the powder and you are left with a really cool effect. I did this same technique with some of the leaves layered behind the circle. You can experiment with the timing and get a more concentrated gilding effect and a lesser one, depending on how long you wait to add your powder. I definitely recommend trying it for yourself.

To finish off my card, I dded some of those gorgeous new Leaves Trinkets. Thanks so much for stopping by! I 'll see you next post!


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Abstract Impressions - Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Abstract Impressions Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Each month our very talented and creative team of designers will be bringing you inspiration, so get comfortable and have a ton of fun hopping along with us. You may have just arrived from Kim McGillis' Blog. I just can't wait to see the gorgeous projects she has created! She always has the most beautiful creations. 

Today, I will be showcasing the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Springtime Impressions Thinlits Des (DSP) from the Garden Impressions Suite of products. All of the products in this suite are so unique. I had so much fun coming up with designs for these products! I made so many different things and STILL felt like I had only scraped the surface of the potential for them, so you'll definitely be seeing more from me with this suite.



For today's projects, I created a matching card set. Sometimes I like to start with a color scheme when playing with new stamps. This strategy helps me to focus on the stamps and dies and the possibilities they offer and I don't have to think to much about what might look good together because I already have the most difficult step (for me, it's always deciding what colors I want to use) done. I pulled out some Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, and Blueberry Bushel Inks and started to stamp a few flowers in a few of those ink colors. Since many of the flowers in this set are designed for layering,some were stamped in full strength, while others in second generation. This set is photopolymer so it's very easy to add the layers. However, because of the artistic nature of this stamp set, I didn't have to work too hard to try to line them up perfectly.   



For the card below, I created a fun textured background by wrapping Blueberry Bushel 1/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon repeatedly around a piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock. I like how the ribbon acts as a sort of subtle stripped pattern on this bold color.


 For the stunning little card below, I created my own background by using the "grass-like" stamp in a vertical pattern. I used Coastal Cabana Ink (my personal favorite returning color) on Coastal Cabana Cardstock. I love how the coordinating dies can be cut apart into smaller pieces (which I cut from Granny Apple Green Cardstock) and tucked into my layering for even more versatility. And just LOOK at the sweet sentiments in this set! I mean they are totally my type of words. I tell my daughter practically every day how just a little kindness can make a huge difference in someone's day. 
  

Abstract Impressions Photopolymer Stamp Set

Now my favorite piece from the coordination die set is this beautifully detailed little butterfly. I'm always a sucker for anything butterfly (my daughter's nursery-turned-girl's-room is completely butterfly themed) and as soon as I saw it at Onstage I knew it was on my "must have" list.




I know that I will be returning to this set time and again. It's got it all, gorgeous images, artistic designs, beautiful sentiments, and stunning dies. I think you will too. I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs. Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to Linda Van Wely-Zwolle



Don't forget: Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page. Each Tuesday of the month Stampin' Up features fun creative tips on their Instagram Page as well so don't miss those! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!




2018 Artisan Design Team



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Here's a close up of the Abstract Impressions Suite:

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Broadway Birthday Card

I'm back again, peaches, with a brand new card featuring products from the amazingly fun and party-rific Broadway Bound Suite of Product...