Thursday, November 29, 2018

Snow Is Glistening - Watercolor Snowflake Christmas Card 2

Hey, peaches! Well I promised you another card made using the same sheet of watercolor paper that I created and used for my previous card and here it is. For those of you that missed the previous post, I'll include a picture of the watercolor sheet that I created below. As mentioned last post, both cards feature the Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies.




This card was actually came first but both were super easy to make as I had all of my elements ready to go. As with the last card, it includes layers and textures, bright colors, all of the things that I love! 

For those of you that missed the previous post, here's what I did: The snowflakes were fun to create and super easy! I started with a full piece of Watercolor Paper and did a quick water only wash over the entire surface. I dabbed in random spots a mixture of Balmy Blue InkPineapple Punch Ink, and Melon Mambo Ink. I just love how beautiful these colors look together and how lovely they blend as the water wash allows them to mix together effortlessly and organically. Here's the result below:


After the watercolor dried, I ran it through my Big Shot with the Snowfall Dies. I love that there are TONS of dies in this set, allowing me to cut multiple snowflakes at a time. Also, by watercoloring a full sheet of Watercolor Paper, I am able to fit quite a few snowflakes.


Here are a few close-up's. For the background, I used my Aqua Painter and mixed a little water into some Frost White Shimmer Paint and spattered it all over. 


I hope you have enjoyed today's project. Remember, these products will only be available through November 30th, so make sure you grab it while you can so that you can begin creating your own gorgeous Christmas cards to share. See you next post!


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Snow Is Glistening - Watercolor Snowflake Christmas Card


Hey peaches! I'm back! I cannot tell you just how happy I am to be back in my craft room! Can you guess just what I did, after unpacking and washing clothes of course? I got right in my craft room and got creating. I mentioned in an Instargram post a few weeks ago that I was feeling some serious "craft-drawls", lol, and I "needed" some "craft-ervention" therapy. So here's today's card! I created two cards featuring the Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies. I will share the second one I made next post.



This card was so fun to make. It includes layers and textures, bright colors, all of the things that I love! The snowflakes were fun to create and super easy! I started with a full piece of Watercolor Paper and did a quick water only wash over the entire surface. I dabbed in random spots a mixture of Balmy Blue Ink, Pineapple Punch Ink, and Melon Mambo Ink. I just love how beautiful these colors look together and how lovely they blend as the water wash allows them to mix together effortlessly and organically. Here's the result below:


After the watercolor dried, I ran it through my Big Shot with the Snowfall Dies. I love that there are TONS of dies in this set, allowing me to cut multiple snowflakes at a time. Also, by watercoloring a full sheet of Watercolor Paper, I am able to fit quite a few snowflakes.


Here are a few close-up's.


I hope you have enjoyed today's project. Remember, these products will only be available through November 30th, so make sure you grab it while you can so that you can begin creating your own gorgeous Christmas cards to share. See you next post!


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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What I’ve Been Up To

Hey everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to share what I’ve been up to these past weeks. I have been quite busy attending Onstage and meeting up with new and “old” friends, visiting Disney parks, and now we’re off to a Disney Cruise! I know! When we vacation, we do it big, lol. Here are a few highlights:

I was super excited to be chosen for the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Design Team!!!!! Ahhhhh! I can’t believe it!














FYI, I’ll be enjoying a little bit of the rest of my vacation and Thanksgiving with family so I’ll be back the following week! Bye! 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

All Is Bright - Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop


All Is Bright

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the All Is Bright 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 the wonderfully talented Kim McGillis' Blog. I just adore her style!



Today, I will be showcasing both the Making Christmas Bright Bundle and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle which are both part of the All Is Bright Suite. This suite is what I like to call a mega suite. It's packed with not one but two stamp bundles, stunning coordinating paper, and absolutely gorgeous accessories that pair perfectly together! This entire suite was at the top of my shopping list!


Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer BundleMerry Christmas to All Photopolymer Bundle

For today's projects, I created a matching card set. For my first card, I began with a panel of patterned paper from the coordinating All Is Bright Designer Series Paper (DSP). I chose the white with polka dots pattern because I thought it played well with the bulbs I had stamped and didn't take the focus away from them or the main sentiment. The bulbs were stamped in Call Me Clover Ink, Shaded Spruce Ink, Real Red Ink, and the silver ones were done in Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder. I stamped and punched a TON of these bulbs so quickly and easily that I had plenty left over, so you'll see them in my other cards that I have included today.



 For the next card I began by stamping one of the sentiments in Clover Ink onto Call Me Clover Cardstock. This is such a simple way to create a lot of interest on your projects. I also used Lemon Lime Twist Ink to stamp a few bulbs as well as my star background. Then I created a string of lights for my card. If you love the look of these cute little strings of lights on these cards, here's how you can do it too:


  1. Stamp and punch out your bulbs and cut a long strand of Whisper White Baker's Twine
  2. Arrange the twine how you like it over your elements, adjusting where needed. I like to add a few loops for a more whimsical look.
  3. Lift various areas (including under the twine) and add Multipurpose Liquid Glue underneath to secure your string and elements.  
  4. Allow this to dry and finish your card by adding your sentiment.

To finish this one off, I added a few Red Rhinestone Jewels.


For my third card, I kind of went all out with my layering and texture. I used the little star die from the Cauldron Bubble Dies Set to create a star patterned mask. I then used the mask along with some Embossing Paste to create a festive textured star background. I didn't have any green colored embellishments so I just took a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and colored then green with my Call Me Clover Blends. 


For my final card I tried to keep it simple. I first stamped the string of lights in Shaded Spruce Ink and then used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the bulbs. To finish it off, I die cut the "Christmas" word out in Real Red Cardstock and added the "Merry" part of the sentiment. I added a few more Red Rhinestones and that finished off my last card!

Here's a close-up of my cards:



This suite of products was so fun and inspiring! I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs (full list of supplies below). 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 the lovely 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.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!




2018 Artisan Design Team
Sylwia Schreck

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Stampin' Up! Humming Along - Mother's Day Card

Hey peaches! I hope that you have had a lovely week so far. I'm popping in real quick to share my first card made with the sweet Hum...