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How to stamp the High Tide Lighthouse and create a watercolor background - video tutorial

 

I had a vision in my head... and I'm not sure why that included a red sky.. I guess it was a dramatic sunset... but these lighthouse cards are what came out of my vision.. a dramatic watercolor wash background for my High Tide stamp set cards!

I hope you will watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below in this post to see how I made these and to hear about the tips and additional components I added to these cards!

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

Please watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below to learn how to create the beautiful watercolor wash backgrounds with a clear block and ink pads, and tips on stamping the 2-step Lighthouse stamp!

 

 

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Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Fun Tips To Note:

  • all of the watercolor wash backgrounds turn out different
  • it's fun to experiment with different colors
  • the High Tide stamp set has some GREAT sentiments/greeting images
  • grass from the Basket Builder framelits is perfect on these cards
  • vellum die cut with the Sunburst Thinlit makes great "light" for the lighthouse


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

I think you'll be amazed at the color palette I used to make these cards and how easy the watercolor background is to create with the Stampin' Up! Clear Block E, a few ink pads and watercolor paper!!  Be sure to watch the video for all the fun details.


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set featuring Sunburst thinlit die and cardstock vellum.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 I stamped the greeting/sentiment onto watercolor paper and die cut it with the Stitched Shape framelits.

For this card, I die cut cardstock vellum with the Sunburst thinlit and colored it with the Daffodil Delight ink pad and sponge daubers, then added the "rays" to the card like light from the lighthouse.  See the VIDEO above for all the details.

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and Sunburst thinlit die with cardstock vellum.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and sunburst pattern paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Above:  I loved the printed paper background addition to this card.. a piece of "sunburst" printed paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack was perfect for the background of this card!!  :)


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and grass die cut from the Basket Builder framelit set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Above/Below: the grass die cut piece from the Basket Builder framelit set (pg 18 Occasions catalog) was the perfect addition to some of my lighthouse cards.  I die cut it out of Crumb Cake cardstock then sponged some Old Olive and Soft Suede ink onto it. 

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and grass die cut from the Basket Builder framelit set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

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Tip for stamping the lighthouse stamps from the High Tide Stampin' Up! set by Patty Bennett

 

For tips on stamping the lighthouse, and adding a little deeper color with your Stampin' Write marker, watch the video above in this blog post.

I found that I liked the Smoky Slate ink for the "shadow" of the lighthouse image the best.  I'm sure you will find lots of color combos you like!  It's fun to experiment! Just be sure to write them down so that you'll remember what you tried!

 

Suggested color combos for stamping the Stampin' Up! High Tide lightouse set, by Patty Bennett

 

 After stamping the lighthouse and "sand" on the separate piece of watercolor paper, I cut it out by hand and added it to the front of the card with a ton of Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

Thank you for joining me today.. I hope you enjoyed these cards and the tips I shared with you in the video tutorial!

 

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How to Quickly Color the Inside the Lines Sale-a-Bration paper

 

Today's secret weapon:  Stampin' Spritzers!

Quickly color the 12x12 sheet of black and white "Inside the Lines" Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper to use on your crafting creations!

 

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines coloring designer paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017 colored with Stampin' Spritzers on Thank You Note Cards by Patty Bennett

 

This unique and fun, FREE Sale a Bration "Inside the Lines" paper is amazing, and especially appealing to those who LOVE to color like me, but, if you want an alternative to hours of coloring, try this spritzing method!

 

I filled my Stampin' Spritzers with rubbing alcohol and drops of reinker, and spritzed the paper super quickly!!  Read on for all the details:

 

You will find this fun paper on page 11 of the 2017 Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Here is what the "Inside the Lines" (free Sale a Bration 2017) paper looks like in this package when you open it... 12 sheets of black and white printed designs:

 

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If you want to grab your markers, colored pencils, paint brush, etc., that's a GREAT way to color the intricate designs, but if you need to color lots of this paper FAST, grab some Stampin' Spritzers, fill with rubbing alcohol (or water) and several drops of Stampin' Up! ink refill in each one, and spritz away!

As you can see below, I put my 12x12 paper in a recycled Stampin' UP! shipping box so that I wouldn't "overspray" in my craft room.

 

Use Stampin Spritzers to quickly color your Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

I started by spritzing most of the paper with Daffodil Delight, then added spritzes of Watermelon Wonder and Calypso Coral.  It looks splotchy at first, but dries to a lovely finish.

 

Use Stampin Spritzers to quickly color the Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

I like to use rubbing alcohol in my spritzers so that it dries quickly, and doesn't warp like water will.  Add as many or as few drops of reinker as you wish.. I do about 10 drops per filled spritzer.

 

Before and after using Stampin' Spritzers on the Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

Then it's easy to cut the dry 12x12 piece into whatever sizes you need for your project.  I used them on 3-1/2"x5" Stampin' Up! Note Cards.

I die cut the So Detailed thinlit in So Saffron cardstock, wrapped each one around the Inside the Lines DSP piece and added it to each Note Card. 

I stamped lots of thank you images in Stitched Shape die cut circles, and layered them on scalloped circles from the Layering Circles framelit pack and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The amazing Stitched Shape framelits are NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN HERE in my online store!!  Click here for my video to see how well the Stitched Shape framelits work with the Layering Circles framelits!

 

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines coloring designer paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017 colored with Stampin' Spritzers on Thank You Note Cards featuring Stitched Shape framelits by Patty Bennett

 

 I added my favorite new accessory, the Lace Doilies, behind the scalloped circle as well.

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Here are some ideas from Stampin' Up! for using this amazing Inside the Lines paper:

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How to Use the Seasonal Decorative Masks - video tutorial

 

Have you tried out the Decorative Masks from Stampin' UP! to create custom backgrounds?

Watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below in this post to see how easy it is!

 

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The background I created with the Seasonal Decorative masks for my Cookie Cutter Scarecrow card is Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry Cardstock. I like using the whole Stampin' Sponge as you will see in the video below.

Seasonal Decorative mask background video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

These masks (or stencils as I called them in my earlier crafting days... long long ago.. ) are really versatile because they let you create any color background image on any color cardstock!! 

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With regular printed patterned paper, you'd run out of the pattern you need, or you'd need to buy tons of packs, but with masks, you can keep creating forever in exactly the colors and patterns you need!

 

Stampin' UP! Seasonal Decorative masks for creating custom backgrounds for your stamping projects!

 

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After creating the cute swirly backgrounds for my Cookie Cutter Scarecrow cards, I embellished the note cards a bit with some scalloped circles die cut from the Warmth & Cheer paper stack (pg 13 Holiday catalog, #141991), a scalloped piece of cardstock using the Best Badge punch, (pg 186 in the annual catalog) - watch the BONUS TIP at the end of the video above to see how I did the scalloped border!,  and a little hello banner stamped and punched with the Badges and Banners stamp set (pg 89) and the Best Badge punch (pg 186).

 

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Creative Stampin Tip; Use the Best Badge punch to create a pretty scalloped edge on your Stampin' UP! card!

 

 

For details to color the Scarecrow, read THIS BLOG POST.

The houndstooth patterned paper is found in the Petals & Paisleys paper pack, pg 47 in the Holiday catalog.  I used the Thick Whisper White Note Cards from Stampin' UP!... my favorites!!

 

Seasonal Decorative mask background card featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: August 2016 - Part 1

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  Welcome to part 1 of the August Color Fusers Design Team Blog Hop, featuring 3 wonderful Stampin' Up!  Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Watermelon Wonder!  We are so glad you have joined us on this blog hop and hope you enjoy all of the cards and projects we have to share with you!  Please be sure to click on all of the links at the bottom of this post to visit all of the wonderful Stampin' UP! blogs!

Today I have 2 projects for you, both featuring the new Thoughtful Branches bundle which will be available tomorrow, Aug. 2 for customer purchase, and our August Color Fuse color combo.  See below in this post for the ordering info for the stamp set, the dies or the bundle.

 

Thoughtful Branches 3x3 notecard by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! bundle, paper, and accessories available at www.pattystamps.com

 

My first card with our Cherry Cobbler, Watermelon Wonder and Smoky Slate color combo features the "flower" or "tree top" portion of the die from this bundle.  I stamped the image in Watermelon Wonder ink onto Watermelon Wonder cardstock and die cut it, then added it to a scrap of Whisper White, per my instructions below.

This is a little 3x3 gift card, to be added to a gift bag or wrapped box.

 

Create a fun background  with the Thoughtful Branches die cut for this 3x3 notecard by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! bundle, paper, and accessories available at www.pattystamps.com

 

I added a mat of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and layered it onto a folded 3x3 Watermelon Wonder card. The striped paper and "for you" in the Smoky Slate color completes the color combo challenge.  The silver ribbon just finishes it off perfectly!  The sweet scalloped Smoky Slate piece of cardstock was die cut using the new Layering Circles framelits from Stampin' Up!

 

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Card #2, also featuring our August Color Fuse combo, features the stamps from the Thoughtful Branches set and subtle background colors applied with the Sponge Brayer on Whisper White cardstock.

 

Use a Sponge Brayer for a soft background for this Thoughtful Branches card by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! bundle, paper, and accessories available at www.pattystamps.com

 

I was aiming for a soft sunset feeling with this background so I applied color with my Sponge Brayer to the Whisper White cardstock with Cherry Cobbler at the top, then some Watermelon Wonder, and then the Smoky Slate for the "ground".  I stamped the trees and grass from the Thoughtful Branches set in Smoky Slate ink, and the bird and greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I love the greetings and font in this stamp set, don't you!?

 

Great Color Fuse color combo featured in this Thoughtful Branches card by Patty Bennett featuring sponge brayer background and  Stampin' UP! bundle, paper, and accessories available at www.pattystamps.com

 

Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon finishes off the card.  Layers of Watermelon Wonder and Smoky Slate patterned paper on the folded Cherry Cobbler card complete the Color Fuse trio for this months challenge.

 

Thank you for stopping by my PattyStamps blog today! I hope you enjoyed this fun color combo!  Please visit the other Color Fuse Blog Hop team members listed below for more color inspiration!

 

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Celebrate Your Day Card!

 Have you tried out the Stampin' UP! Sponge Brayers yet?  I've used them on lots of backgrounds for my cards recently and I'm so thrilled with them!!!  Find these great crafting tools on page 180 in the 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog or HERE in my online store.

 

Use the new Sponge Brayers from Stampin' UP! to beautifully color the Irresistibly Floral paper! Products available at pattystamps.com

 

To achieve these beautiful, soft results, ink the sponge brayer by rolling it a few times on your Stampin' UP! ink pad then roll it on the Irresistibly Floral paper which already had white glossy patterns on each sheet, and the glossy pattern RESISTS the ink!!  It's like magic!!  Be sure to buff off any excess color with a tissue or paper towel after adding the ink.

I had to ink and apply the ink to the paper about 2 or 3 times, fading out to the right to get lighter results on the right side and darker results on the left.

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 I'm working on a video to show you this and other techniques using the Irresistibly Floral paper and lots of fun ways to color it!  The Irresistibly Floral paper is a MUST have product for card makers and crafters!  Find it on page 172 in the Stampin' Up! catalog or #141644 in my online Stampin' Up! Store.

This is the card I came up with using the background above and some lovely floral die cut images from the Flourish Thinlits package (find those on page 194 in the current catalog or #141478 online).

 

Handmade Celebrate your Day card featuring Stampin Up! Irresistibly Floral paper and Flourish Thinlits big shot dies by patty Bennett

 

Card Details & Tips:

  • Watermelon Wonder folded card - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", folded in 1/2
  • Irresistibly Floral piece: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Floral die cuts: Whisper White, Island Indigo and Watermelon Wonder
  • Circle and Scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits #141705
  • The flower centers are White Perfect Accents, found on page 177 with all of the other Stampin' Up! embellishment accents, or #138416 online.  I colored one of them with a coral colored Sharpie marker.
  • The sweet little star accents on the die cut circle are from the Subtles Enamel Shapes package, also on the embellishment page, #141679.
  • Round the corners of just the right side of the Irresistibly Floral paper for a neat design detail.  Project Life Corner Punch #135346.

 

Handmade Celebrate your Day card featuring Stampin Up! Irresistibly Floral paper and Flourish Thinlits big shot dies by patty Bennett

 

I love the new Layering Circles framelits because of the cute scalloped circle options.. what a fun way to accent the Celebrate your Day greeting!!  You'll find this sweet greeting, and others, in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, pg 69, or #141573 online.

 

Watch my video HERE to see more details on this amazing Irresistibly Floral paper!

 

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Vellum Overlay Card Video Tutorial from PattyStamps

 

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Do you remember these Winter Wonderland cards I shared with you a few weeks ago?

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I asked if you would like to see a video and you said YES!!!  Sorry it took me so long to get one done.. my video camera died, so I got a new one.. and of course there is always a bit of a learning curve with new technology... so.. Sorry about that, but HERE it is.. the Video Tutorial for the Sponged Background Vellum Overlay Tree Cards! :)

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Vintage Leaves Fall Card Set - Stampin' Up!

 You will love how easy it is to color and create these beautiful Vintage Leaves note cards!!

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Even though the weather here in the San Francisco Bay Area doesn't know it.. Fall weather IS on the way... the weather here can't make up its mind!! One day it's 100 and the next it's 70..  and we still don't have rain.. but I know that fall weather is coming so I wanted to get ready with some pretty Vintage Leaves fall cards to share with you!

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These pretty vintage leaves are really easy to stamp and color with Stampin' Sponges and Stampin' Up! ink pads.. you can see my tutorial below in this post!  Did you see the Vintage Leaves set in the annual catalog on pg 88?  Item #138802. If you don't already have the framelit dies, don't miss the "Bundle and Save" 15% discount on the Vintage Leaves Bundle!

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The 2 cards above feature the Brick Wall Embossing folder background, with Vintage Leaves images stamped over the embossed paper.  The Brick Wall embossing folder is found on page 174 in the annual Stampin' Up! catalog (#138288) and it's 6"x6" in size, which allows you to emboss a card front in either direction, or, emboss something larger than a card!  For these note cards, I used the 3-1/2"x5" Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes on pg 149 in the annual catalog (#133766) and only embossed the front with the embossing folder in my Big Shot.

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The 2 cards below feature a NEW 2015 Holiday catalog embossing folder called Woodland.  You'll find it on pg 39 of the Holiday catalog.. AND you'll find me using it a lot this fall.. I LOVE it!! The possibilities are endless with this folder!

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Did you see the pretty corrugated paper accent on each card?  I love this new package of Stampin' Up! Corrugated paper - you get 2 sheets of white corrugated paper and 2 sheets of Kraft corrugated paper.. 4 total 12x12 sheets for only $7!! #138317 on pg 148 of the annual catalog.

Don't like to "fussy cut"?  No worries.. all the leaves are die cut with the coordinating Leaflets framelit set!! yay!

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OOh, and I LOVE this grateful die cut!!  It is a part of the "Seasonal Frame Thinlits Die" set on pg 40 of the Holiday catalog.. another item really easy to miss!  I applied it with the new Fine-Tip Glue pen.. another gem not to miss in the Holiday catalog!

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Coloring and cutting these leaves is SOOO easy! I stamped a sheet of each size leaf onto Very Vanilla cardstock, then simply used a Stampin' Sponge to sponge random colors over each one!  I die cut them with the matching Leaflets framelits! Wow! Quick and easy but a lot of Wow!

 

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New 2015-2016 Stampin' UP! Catalog goes LIVE tomorrow!

 

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 The NEW 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! catalog goes LIVE at about 2am MT 6/2/15!!!

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NEW Catalog Market Fresh Samples!

On our recent Stampin' UP! Incentive Trip to Hawaii, we were treated to several displays and demonstrations featuring new Stampin' UP! products!  One of the fabulous demonstrations was presented by Judy Prahl!  She showed us a fun watercoloring technique using Stampin' Write Markers scribbled onto a tile and then used a Blender Pen or AquaPainter to pick up color and color in the stamped Market Fresh images!! 

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You'll find the Market Fresh stamp set on pg 116 of the NEW 2015-2016 Stampin' UP! Catalog and the Farmer's Market coordinating paper on pg 143!  Remember you can order these NEW items beginning on June 2, 2015.

Below is a terrific comparison that Judy did by stamping and coloring in this set on Stampin' UP! Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla Cardstock and Whisper White cardstock.  Shimmery White cardstock is also a great alternative for watercoloring techniques.  You'll want to use the StazOn black pad when watercoloring.

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It might be a little hard to tell in the photo but the results on the Watercolor Paper were much more vibrant and really beautiful!

 

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Berry Basket on a Card!

 

When I was stamping at Cindee's house last week, she was SO kind to give me a sweet gift and a handmade card... today I'm sharing that card with you!  She used the Berry Basket Big Shot die "flat" on the front of the card!  See her tutorial here!

Berry Basket Big Shot die found on pg 21 of the Occasions 2015 catalog or in my online store here.

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She used the Irresistibly Yours paper in the background of this card stamped with the Regarding Dahlias stamp set...

If you missed this technique, SEE MY VIDEO HERE.

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Regarding Dahlias is seriously, SERIOUSLY one of my all time fave Stampin' Up! sets!

It's currently on pg 126 of the Stampin' Up! annual catalog, or, you can see it in my online store here.

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Above: this is what the Berry Basket looks like "flat" on a card

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Cindee tucked in a sweet package of flower seeds in the basket, and decorated the packet with the Handpicked Framelit dies and matching stamp set (SAVE 15% on the bundle in my online store here!)

Did you see what else she used on this packet?  A doily and the Tangelo Twist Sale a Bration Baker's Twine!!  See all the SALE A BRATION GIFTS HERE.  Be sure to select a free gift with each $50 purchase through March 31, 2015 - that's when Sale a Bration ends!

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I just love the Irresistibly Yours paper in the background of this card with the Regarding Dahlias stamp set...If you missed this technique, SEE MY VIDEO HERE.

 

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Father's Day Open Sea Stampin Up card

 

Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father's day today!

I realized that I forgot to include this card in my Watercolor Wash Video Tutorial post earlier this week.. several of you asked for more details about making this card so I thought I'd do a separate post for this one!

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This Fathers' Day card (that I sent to my dad) features the Open Sea stamp set.. this set has been around a long time and is also available as an My Digital Studio download... click to view THIS CARD .. it is my favorite done with this set!

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This is a close up of one of the pieces I added the salt to (explained in the video).

 

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And I know I've shared this side fold card info before, but for those who may have missed it:

Let me show you how to score and fold this side fold card with the Simply Scored board from Stampin' Up!:

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Magnificent Maple Leaf Painters Tape card

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Thank you for all your kind comments on my Painter's Tape Magnificent Maple fall card last week!

Today I wanted to show you a similar card.. we made this in one of my fall Stamp a Stack classes.

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This card features the Painter's Tape technique and the Magnificent Maple single stamp from Stampin' Up!, on a Very Vanilla 4"x5-1/4" panel.  Students had their choice of using Crushed Curry, Really Rust, or Pumpkin Pie folded cards for their card bases.

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Our cards were embellished with the 2013-2015 In Color Boutique Details Embellishments as well as 7/16" Natural Trim.

 

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Magnificent Maple and Burlap Ribbon card

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Have you tried this fun background with Painter's Tape?

Simply tear off a small strip of blue painters tape, lay it GENTLY on your open ink pad, tap lightly with your finger to pick up some ink, then lay it on your cardstock and press gently.  It transfers the ink to your paper in a really pretty pattern!

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For the focal point I stamped the Magnificent Maple leaf with Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and then sponged all over it with fall colors like Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie... yumm.. what do you think of this delicious combo?

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It was really fun making this card at Cindee's house a few months ago.. I can't believe it took me so long to blog this one... Happy "almost" Thanksgiving everyone!

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 Magnificent Maple Stamp, pg 18 Holiday catalog, #131868

 Very Vanilla cardstock, #101650

 Any Fall Colored ink pads (I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie  Cajun Craze, & Tangerine Tango)

 Early Espresso ink pad, #126974

 Burlap Ribbon, #132140

Teeny Tiny Wishes, pg 44, #128748 / 127802

Word Window Punch #119857

Neutral Candy Dots #130934

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Today I have a quick video for you, so that you can make these fun

Magnificent Maple Embossed Resist cards right along with me!

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I received this lovely card from Saundra and asked her for the instructions, so that I could recreate her card.. I thought it was too pretty to keep to myself, so I made a video tutorial for you!

Thank you, Saundra for this idea!

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(ABOVE: Saundra's card is in the front, my versions are behind hers)

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Basic Supplies You'll need to create this card:

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Magnificent Maple Stamp, pg 18 Holiday catalog, #131868

"hello" from Four You stamp set, pg 22, #130535 / 130538

Very Vanilla cardstock, #101650

Versamark ink pad, #102283

Clear Embossing Powder #109130

Embossing Buddy, #103083

Heat Tool #129053

Any Fall Colored ink pads (I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie & Tangerine Tango)

Early Espresso ink pad, #126974

Brayer, #102395

I added a few embellishments to my 2 cards:

7/16" Natural Trim ribbon, pg 173, #129287

Champagne Glimmer Paper, pg 156, #127885

Autumn Accents Big Shot Die, pg 192, #127812

Pretty Prints embossing folder, pg 24 Holiday catalog #132175

Tags 4 You stamp set, pg 37 Holiday catalog #131820 / 131823

Label Bracket Punch, pg 37 Holiday catalog #132153


Embossed Resist instructions for Saundra's card:

1. add sponged color to Very Vanilla Cardstock

2. (I used embossing buddy after the ink was dry)

3. stamp Magificent Maple stamp in Versamark ink over sponged cardstock

4. sprinkle clear embossing powder over cardstock

5. heat emboss

6.  Brayer Early Espresso ink over entire card front

7. wipe off all excess ink with kleenex or paper towel

Thank you again, Saundra!

 

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Another Thank You Painters Tape Technique

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You've probably seen this "Painter's Tape Technique" around on the internet or on Pinterest... I decided to try it in my recent class and workshop and everyone loved it!!

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I used the 1-1/2" wide Painters Tape for the card above... rip off strips of about 5" long, lay it across your open ink pad and transfer some ink with your fingertip to the tape (lightly) then lay the inky Painter's Tape on your cardstock, press with your fingertip, and voila... a cool ink pattern!

We repeated that process with Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Baked Brown Sugar for the card above on Very Vanilla cardstock, then stamped THANK YOU from "Another Thank You" clear photopolymer set in Cajun Craze ink.  Mount it on a folded Cajun Craze card.  Add Candy Dots, and done!

 BELOW: And here is an alternate take on the card above... not sure if you did this but I remember a time in Jr. High and High School that I did a "drop shadow" with a marker on EVERYTHING .. I like how this pops the image off the page a bit:

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Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set #133454

Basic Black Stampin' Write marker #100082

Ink Pads: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze

Very Vanilla cardstock #101650

Gorgeous Grunge stamp set #130514 (dots)

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WHITE CRAFT INK WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE

In April I taught a class that included this fun technique.  I learned this technique from Sandi MacIver and I knew my ladies would love this one!

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WHITE CRAFT INK WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE - STEP BY STEP

1.  stamp and heat emboss an outline image with white craft ink and white embossing powder on a dark cardstock

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2. put a small puddle of white craft ink refill in a plastic cup or lid, and put water in your Aquapainter

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3. squeeze your aquapainter enough to wet the tip, then dip it into the white craft ink paint and "paint" with the "white paint" inside the lines of your stamped image

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4.  let the above step dry for a couple hours, or use heat tool to speed drying

5.  place Stampin' Up! Classic reinker drops on a plastic lid or tray and use wet Aquapainter to pick up color and paint OVER the dry white area

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6.  add more layers of color depending on how dark or light you want your painted areas

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Secret Garden used on this card, pg 94, #131940 or 129144

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White Craft Ink pad, pg  165 #101731

White Craft ink refilll, pg 165 #101780

any dark color classic ink refill (Midight Muse used above)

PAPER:

Crumb Cake #120953

ACCESSORIES:

Aquapainter, pg 164 #103954

White embossing powder, pg 167 #109132

Heat tool, pg 167 #129053

 

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