Rooted in Nature Watercolor Paper Technique Video

 

I love everything about this card!  I love the watercolor-look tree image, the layered ovals, the sponged edges, the stamped background, and the simple embellishments! I stamped this card one day when I was crafting at Cindee's house. We took some inspiration from Pinterest, but ended up making it pretty much our own :)  Isn't that was crafters do? 🙂

I used the Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature stamp set and framelit dies (get them in a bundle at a discount!), and the Handwritten background stamp!

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I posted a  video a few days ago showing how to stamp this watercolor-look tree. I'm including it in my post below. 

Design Notes:

  • Die cut a watercolor paper oval with the Stitched Shape framelits for the tree image
  • Sponge the edges of the oval and the background image with Soft Suede ink for a beautiful soft touch
  • Stamp the Handwritten background stamp in Soft Suede ink on a piece of Nature's Poem Designer Paper
  • Stamp and die cut leaves with the Rooted in Nature bundle
  • Add a Linen Thread bow to the card for one last "natural" looking embellishment
  • Watch the video below for details on coloring and spritzing the tree image for the watercolor look

 

Please enjoy this video tutorial with tips for creating the watercolor tree image on  watercolor paper!

 

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Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Bokeh Dots Rainbow background Birthday Card idea

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Hello! Thank you for joining me today for another handstamped card idea!  Today I am featuring the Stampin’ Up! Bokeh Dots background stamp as well as the Spectrum Rainbow pad that I inked with my Stampin’ Up! ink refills!

 

Gorgeous Grape birthday card featuring Bokeh dots background stamp, inked spectrum/rainbow pad, and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

For this colorful birthday card idea, I inked the Bokeh Dots background stamp with my spectrum pad (it is the perfect size!!) and stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut that to 1/4″ around the image, layered it onto the Gorgeous Grape printed paper from my Brights 6×6 Designer Paper Stack and then onto a 3-1/2″ x 5″ Stampin’ Up! thick whisper white note card!  I finished off the card with 3 of the Glitter Enamel Dots and a stamped greeting in Gorgeous Grape from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

 

Gorgeous Grape birthday card featuring Bokeh dots background stamp, inked spectrum/rainbow pad, and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Gorgeous Grape birthday card featuring Bokeh dots background stamp, inked spectrum/rainbow pad, and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

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Celebration / Congratulations card idea – Stampin’ Blends

 

A couple weeks ago when I received my New Stampin' Blends markers in my Stampin' Up! order, I grabbed this Beautiful You stamp set and stamped several images to try out the new marker colors.  This is a great set to use when practicing your coloring.

  Beautiful You lady stamp image colored with Stampin' Blends markers.  Handwritten background stamp. Congratulations card idea by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 I stamped the lady image from Beautiful You with Memento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then colored with my Stampin' Blends.  I used the Flirty Flamingo combo pack, the Poppy Parade combo pack and Bermuda Bay combo pack.  I matted the smaller white piece onto Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

The base card is a thick Whisper White Note Card stamped with Pool Party and the Handwritten background stamp. 

  

Beautiful You lady stamp image colored with Stampin' Blends markers.  Handwritten background stamp. Congratulations card idea by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Smitten Mittens and Snowflake embossing folder card

 

It may not be frosty cold here in California, but we still have occasions to wear mittens in the cool nights. :)   I thought these adorable mittens from Stampin' Up! were so cute and wanted to feature them in a fun card for you today!

 

Smitten Mittens snowflake card featuring Stampin' Up! holiday catalog stamps and embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

I was originally inspired by a card done by Barbara Strauss Nagle, and put my own twists on it.  I stamped the background with Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock using the Marbled background stamp (pg 165 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog), and then embossed it with the Winter Wonder snowflake embossing folder.

Doesn't the marbled background stamp make it look like swirling wind and snow?

The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party ink, and the greeting (from Hearts Come Home stamp set) is stamped in Island Indigo ink.

 

Smitten Mittens snowflake card featuring Stampin' Up! holiday catalog stamps and embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

The mittens are die cut using the Many Mittens framelit dies on pg 38 of the 2017 Holiday catalog.  I used stamp images from the Smitten Mittens stamp set – buy these together and SAVE 10% on the bundle!

I finished off the mittens with stamped and die cut images from the Smitten Mittens bundle and the blue Glitter Enamel shapes.   The mittens are "tied together" with silver trim from the Mini Tinsel Trim combo pack. 

Watch the Smitten Mittens Stampin' Up! Video below for more ideas!

 

 

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Painted Harvest Sunflower Card with Burlap background

 

I was trying to think of a good background for my Painted Harvest sunflower cards, and I noticed my Burlap Background stamp on my shelf, so I pulled that out and used it for these sunflower cards… and I love how it lends the perfect fall, rustic touch to these cards! Find the Burlap Background stamp on page 165 of your 2017-2018 annual Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE online for clear mount and HERE online for wood mount.

 

Painted Autumn stamped Sunflower card featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp and Remarkable You set. by Patty Bennett

 

I inked the Burlap background stamp in Crumb Cake ink and stamped one of the Whisper White panels, then went ahead and stamped a 2nd one without reinking.. so you'll see the variations in lighter and darker burlap backgrounds in this post.

 

I also added strips of Painted Harvest designer paper to each card as well as Glitter Enamel Dot embellishments.

 

Painted Harvest Sunflower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp, Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Remarkable You set. by Patty Bennett

 

I had fun playing with different ribbon embellishments, different cardstock colors for the base card and different colors for stamping the sunflower.  Scroll down to see the VIDEO in this post with more info about stamping the sunflower.

 

The You are Remarkable greeting is found in the Remarkable You stamp set (pg 142 annual catalog) and the Thankful greeting is found in the Painted Harvest set #144783.

 

Painted Autumn stamped Sunflower card featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp and Remarkable You set. by Patty Bennett

 

The sunflowers are punched with the Starburst Punch and layered onto Daffodil Delight circles. 

The leaves are all stamped in Emerald Envy ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, then punched with the Leaf Punch.  The leaf punch is part of the 10% off bundle: Painted Harvest Bundle #146021

 

Painted Autumn stamped Sunflower card featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp and Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. by Patty Bennett

 

Happy Birthday is a greeting found in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set, #143662.

Using Black Rhinestone jewels in the center of the sunflower is a fun way to dress up the card, too!

 

Tip! use Black Rhinestones for sunflower centers!!  Painted Autumn stamped Sunflower card featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp and Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. by Patty Bennett

 

I previously shared this video with tips for stamping the Painted Harvest Sunflower.. if you missed it, please take a look, and it should help you with this stamp set.

 

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Lemonade Card with Ice!

 

You may already have the Coffee Cafe bundle from Stampin' UP!., and if you do, you may have already discovered that you don't have to just create coffee drinks with the bundle!!  How about an ice cold glass of lemonade!? 🙂

I combined my Lemon Zest bundle (pg 90 in the current Stampin' Up! catalog) with the Coffee Cafe bundle for this cute, refreshing card!

 

Lemonade cup card featuring Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest and Coffee Cafe bundles.  Marbled stamp background is great for "swirling" lemonade in the cup. By Patty Bennett

 

And you are probably saying… Um, Patty, WHY do you have the marbled stamp in that photo???  It's because I stamped it over and over in Daffodil Delight on top of the cup die cut to make lemonade… I liked the way it's swirling around in the cup!!

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Lemonade cup card featuring Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest and Coffee Cafe bundles.  Marbled stamp background is great for "swirling" lemonade in the cup. By Patty Bennett

 

 Can you see how I used the lemon punch in a couple of ways!?  🙂

I also stamped the ice cubes from the Coffee Cafe bundle in the cup and then added Fine-Tip glue to them, let it dry and it dries glossy!! They look wet and cold!!  It doesn't take long to dry… especially in the summer weather!

 

Lemonade cup card featuring Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest and Coffee Cafe bundles.  Fine-Tip Glue is great for making glossy ice cubes in the cup. By Patty Bennett

 

Can you see the swirls in the cup from the Marbled background stamp!?

Don't the ice cubes look shiny and wet!!? Too fun!!

Lemonade cup card featuring Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest and Coffee Cafe bundles.  Marbled stamp background is great for "swirling" lemonade in the cup. By Patty Bennett

 

Card Details & Tips:

  • Cut base card with Real Red Cardstock to 4-1/4" x 11", score at 5-1/2" and create a top fold card
  • Stamp Whisper White background (4" x 5-1/4") repeatedly with the lemon slice from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink
  • Stamp "coffee" cup in Memento Black ink (0r Archival Black) onto Whisper White cardstock, then ink Marbled stamp in Daffodil Delight ink and stamp over and over onto the cup. Die cut.
  • Add cup to card and stamp straw and ice cubes.
  • Die cut Whisper White cup lid, lightly sponge edges with soft suede ink for dimension, add with Stampin Dimensionals to the card.
  • Stamp lemon on Whisper White with Daffodil Delight ink, punch out with punch. 
  • Stamp greeting in black ink and Real Red ink as shown
  • Add Fine-Tip glue to the ice cubes per instructions above

 

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