Monday, February 29, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stamping Get Together... Swaps

These are swaps from my stamping get together with some friends.  I made the background using ink pads, a clear block and a spritzer with water.  You can find instructions on this technique from a previous post on February 11.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Stampin' Up! Rose Garden Resist

I used daubers to color in this rose and leaves.  I used the Rose Garden Thinlits to cut out the rose on white card stock.  I colored in and around with daubers and Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Ink Pads.  You can find directions in my previous post from February 17.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Stampin With Scraps: Love Blossoms Paper Stack

This is a great sample of how to put your paper scraps to good use.  All those little strips make a beautiful card.  Love this Blossoms Paper Stack from the new Occasions Catalog.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Pleated Skirt Technique: Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper

I had to try this Pleated Skirt Technique.  It works very well with the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper from the new Occasions Catalog. See instructions below.

I cut a strip of Birthday Bouquet DSP measuring 6 x 12.  I then scored at 2, 3, 5 6, 8, 9 and 11.  Then I measured an 1" on each end and put a pencil mark. 

I used those pencil marks to cut the piece in half at an angle.  You can make four cards with one sheet of 12 x 12 DSP.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Rose Wonder Thinlit: Black & White

This is definitely a case of less is more... what better way to show off this beautiful Rose Garden Thinlit. Black and white always looks classy... this could be a great wedding card.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Monochromatic Monday: Bloomin Heart

Today's Monochromatic Monday sample is this gorgeous white on white sample featuring the Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlit.  I love the simplicity and elegance of this card.  I left off the greeting so I can use it for Mother's Day, Bridal Shower or Wedding card.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Stampin' Up! What I Love Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

Earn this stamp set for free during Sale-A-Bration. For depth of color, I stamped the flower with the outline first in Hello Honey and then the larger solid piece in Daffodil Delight.

Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey

Friday, February 19, 2016

Paint Chip Inspiration #27: Bloomin Heart Valentine

I couldn't resist doing a Valentine Paint Chip card.  The Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlits made it easy.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Alter It Thursday - Birthday Bouquet Pencil Cup

Today's "Alter It" sample is a pencil cup I made with the cardboard cylinder from an empty roll of tape.  As soon as I saw the height of this roll I thought it would be great for a pencil cup.  I realized after I took this picture that my little pink hearts on the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper are upside down.  But I think this paper is so pretty that anything works.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Stampin' Up! Rose Garden Thinlits with Daubers

I love the Stampin' Up! Rose Garden Thinlits.  The more I use it, the more I am obsessed with it.  On these cards I used daubers to color in and around the rose with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink pads.

You actually get 2 cards from this technique.  You have the rose colored in and the beautiful reverse image.  I have more details and images below showing how I made these cards.

I used the thinlit to cut out the rose on white card stock  and then I colored in and around the rose with daubers.  I used my fingers to hold down the thinlit while I was coloring. The more abstract, the prettier the image. 

For this demonstration I switched up the colors and used Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive ink pads.