Thank you for your kind comments about my Pigment Sprinkles video tutorial yesterday!! Today we are using Pigment Sprinkles on the Wild Rose stamp set and dies to make this pretty card!
I was inspired to create this card with the Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles after making the Gorgeous Grape card shown in my video! If you missed it, Watch the Pigment Sprinkles Video HERE.
As mentioned in my video, my preference is to get the watercolor paper wet first, then sprinkle on the Pigment Sprinkles – see below…
After the Pigment Sprinkles on the wet watercolor paper are completely dry, you can stamp on it, die cut it or punch out shapes.
One of my favorite stamp sets is the “To a Wild Rose” stamp set, so I have used the flower and leaf stamp from that set to stamp on my dry Pigment Sprinkles watercolor backgrounds. Once dry, I used the matching Wild Rose dies to die cut them out. This set and dies come in a bundle, so you can save 10% if you buy the Wild Rose bundle #151073.
Similar to the Daisy Punch card I shared with you yesterday, I used a Thick Whisper White Top Fold base card, and stamped the Birch Background stamp in Soft Suede onto the White background. I used a piece of Mango Melody script background paper from the 6×6 Brights paper stack and then tied a piece of Granny Apple Green ribbon around the card before adding my die cut flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The “Hi Friend” greeting is found in the Above the Clouds stamp set and is stamped onto a Whisper White die cut from the Smooth Sailing dies.
For all the details to make the Daisy Punch card below, CLICK HERE.
Have you tried this amazing Floating Frame Press’n Seal technique for cardmaking? Cindee and I created these cards with the Stampin’ UP! Mosaic Mood designer paper and the Press’n Seal technique!!
We fussy cut the yellow rose images, butterflies and the hummingbirds from the Mosaic Mood paper, then used those for our 2 Floating Frame cards. Check out the directions and video tutorial links below in this post for all the details on this technique.
How to Make the Press’n Seal Floating Frame Card:
Stamp and die cut, or, fussy cut images to use on your card. Lay them out on the card front.
Apply a piece of Press’n Seal to the pieces, press down, and be sure the Press’n Seal is holding all images in place
Flip over and use paper snips to trim away all excess
Check the design on the front, making sure everything is where you want it
Use a die shape of your choice to cut out part of your card front (I’ve used a Stitched Square die as shown in #5 above)
Peel up the Press’n Seal, with the pieces attached
Flip the piece over and adhere LOTS of dimensionals to the cut out pieces
Flip back over and adhere to card
Floating Frame Press’n Seal Video Link:
Watch Bruno’s video HERE for more info on how to make the Press’n Seal card.
As you can see above and below, the Press’n Seal card technique makes 2 cards.. one with the center die cut piece (below) and one with the left over Floating Frame piece (above). I added the additional butterfly above just to fill in that extra space. I kept that card simple, just matted on a Thick Whisper White card base.
Below, I matted the die cut square onto a larger white square, then onto a 4×4 piece of Mosaic Mood designer paper, then onto a 4-1/4″ square Mint Macaron card base.
Both of the greetings on my Mosaic Mood cards are from the Bloom & Grow stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink.
Do you love them!? I do!! Let me know if you try this fun technique!
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 TUTORIALbelow in this post to see how I made these and to hear about the tips and additional components I added to these cards!
Please watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL belowto 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!
If you are reading this in an email, please CLICK HERE to watch the video.
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
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.
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.
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!! 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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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Quickly color the 12×12 sheet of black and white "Inside the Lines" Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper to use on your crafting creations!
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:
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 12×12 paper in a recycled Stampin' UP! shipping box so that I wouldn't "overspray" in my craft room.
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.
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.
Then it's easy to cut the dry 12×12 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!
I added my favorite new accessory, the Lace Doilies, behind the scalloped circle as well.
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!
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.
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!!
Need 20 sheets of red/white candy cane stripes? No problem!
Need 100 sheets of polkadots? No problem!
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!
Thank you for always leaving me such kind comments when I provide a free video tutorial for you .. today I have another quick video with all the info you'll need to use these Seasonal Decorative Masks PLUS A BONUS TIP!
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).
Watch the video above for all the details to make a great scalloped edge with your Best Badge Punch! Thanks Cindee for teaching me how to do this! It was one of those priceless AH HA moments!
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.
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 3×3 gift card, to be added to a gift bag or wrapped box.
I added a mat of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and layered it onto a folded 3×3 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!
More info on Thoughtful Branches Bundle available Aug. 2nd:
The bundle features a 20+ piece stamp set and 9 dies in the framelit set! This will be a limited time offer set in August, starting Aug. 2nd while supplies last.. so be sure to add this to your August shopping list! :) Click to download a .pdf showing this great bundle!
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.
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!?
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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