INSTRUCTIONS: 1.Watch this video for the basic instructions. 2. Card Stock measurements:
~Elegant Eggplant card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 1/4″ at one end and about 4-3/8″ from the other end. The end with the 1/4″ flap is the card front.
~Wisteria Wonder card front: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
~Whisper White inside:3-3/4″ x 5″, and about 3/4″ x 3″ 3. Stamp your Wisteria Wonder card front using the Petite Petals flower stamps and Elegant Eggplant ink. Also stamp the leaves from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set in Garden Green on your card front. Attach to your card front (the side with the tab) making sure it is going the direction you want. Cut down the center at about 2″ leaving 1″ uncut at the top and bottom. (See video.) Punch out the half Hexagon from the top of your card and save the punched piece for later. 4. Stamp your Petal Potpourri flower on Elegant Eggplant card stock with Silver Ink. Punch out. Put Dimensionals on the end of the 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White. Attach to the back of your punched flower. Slip the end of the Whisper White strip through the slit your cut. Open the card so you are now working on the inside. Position your flower as desired, and yes, the strip will most likely be crooked, but it doesn’t matter. Add Sticky Strip to the Whisper White Strip leaving about 1/4″ space between the end of the Sticky Strip and the slit. Remove Sticky Strip backing. Center the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Whisper White piece and align with the top of your card. Press down on the area with the Sticky Strip. 5. Add Sticky Strip to the 1/4″ side tab and gently close, making sure the edges of the card stock are even so the Sticky Strip is all inside the card. Some cards are slightly rounded which makes the inside slide easier. However, it really annoys some people to have a card that is not flat. Use a Bone Folder to flatten out your card if desired. 6. Line up the Whisper White inside with the card front. Glue on the half Hexagon punched shape to the Whisper White in the punched space so it fits perfectly. Hold glued shaped for a few seconds. Pull open the card. Cut about 2-3″ of Silver Ribbon. Fold into a “V” shape. Hold in the position you want. (I hold it with my fingernail.) Use the Stapler to attach the Ribbon. 7. Now pull open the Whisper White as far as you can. Stamp or write on the inside. I stamped the Yippee Skippee Awesome Thanks in Elegant Eggplant in the center and surrounded it with the small leaves stamped in Garden Green. 8. Now make your flower slide up and down several times just to have some fun!
I just LOVE these Painted Petals flowers and decided to use softer colors in this card since I wanted to use the Painted Cotton Trim. Enjoy using these Two-Step stamps to make a card filled with flowers. Change the colors to fit your mood!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video if you need help with making a basic card base. 2. Cut your Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″. 3. Stamp your Painted Petals Stems in Wild Wasabi ink trying to make them slightly different in height. Stamp the first stems in the center, then on each side. I stamped 5 stems. Use a Wild Wasabi Marker, if necessary, to add length to the bottom of your stems. 4. Choose which Painted Petals flower stamps you will use. I stamped the far left, center, and far right stems with the same flowers and similar colors with the darkest in the center. I stamped the other two stems with the same flowers in the contrasting Blushing Bride ink. If you are using either wood or clear mount stamps, use a Stamp-a-ma-jig (video HERE) to help you place your flowers where you want them. 5. Choose one of the colors of Painted Blooms Cotton Twine to tie a bow about 1″ from the lower edge. 6. Attach your Whisper White card front to card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive. 7. You now have a card you can use for any occasion or reason to brighten someone’s day!
It has been a while since I shared a My Digital Studio Technique. This technique gives you the look of using an embossing folder. It changes the Drop Shadows and uses an overlay stamp. Play around with this technique to get the look you want. I will give you the exact Drop Shadows I used for each element in this card as there are a variety. The instructions will tell you exactly what was done to make the card shown.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Choose Tempting Turquoise Textured card stock to cover the card base. 2. Now to get the Embossing Folder look. Now Choose the Quatrefoil Decorative Overlay stamp. Change the color to Tempting Turquoise. The Drop Shadow is 50% Opacity and Blur 0. You can play around a bit here to get the look you want. 3. Now choose the Delicate Adornments Lace. You will need to move it over until you can see the end Gray boxes. Make it smaller by dragging one of the corner gray boxes until the lace is as narrow as you want it. Position it as desired. The Drop Shadow is 70% Opacity and Blur of 4. 4. Now for the Paper Daisies. Choose the 3 largest and layer them starting with the largest, medium, and then second to the smallest. Select all three so you just have recolor and do the Drop Shadow once. Hold down your Shift Key and select the smallest flower, then the medium flower, then the large flower. Now let go of your Shift Key. Recolor them Melon Mambo and use a Drop Shadow of 73% Opacity and Blur of 11. Since you left all three selected this will work for all three Daisies. 5. Choose the Antique Brad and place it in the center of your Daisies. Choose a Drop Shadow of 75% Opacity and the Blur is 3. 6. Now choose the Tag. The Melon Mambo one is the original size. The Whisper White was adjusted two ways. First by dragging a corner Gray Box, then by dragging the center Gray box on the bottom. This helped me get it the size I wanted with equal parts of the Melon Mambo tag showing. Select both Tags by holding down your Shift Key to select the largest first, then the smaller one. The Drop Shadow is my normal 75% Opacity and Medium Blur for both tags. 7. Now stamp the Happy Birthday and resize it and put it on the Whisper White Tag. Change the Color to Tempting Turquoise. Use a Drop Shadow of 35% Opacity and Blur of 5. 8. Now for the Vintage Adornment Flower. Choose the Baja Breeze (bluish) one. Make is smaller by dragging a corner Gray box. Move it onto your Tag in the desired position. Use Drop Shadow of 73% Opacity and Medium Blur. 9. You now have a digital card you can email to someone and make their day happier. They will be really impressed with your card! Now you can experiment with other Digital Overlays and the Drop Shadows to come up with another card.
Here is a Christmas Card with a twist on the Triple Time Stamping Technique using Framelits instead of cutting rectangles. This card also uses a single image stamp instead of lots of different stamps so this is a quick and easy card to make lots of. Enjoy!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing Folder. Glue to card base. 2. You will be using all the Oval Framelits except the Large Scallop – that leaves six. The smallest one will be Whisper White card stock. The 2nd from the smallest will be Garden Green card stock, the 3rd from the smallest will be Whisper White, the 4th from the smallest will be Garden Green, the 5th from the smallest will be Whisper White, the 6th from the smallest will be Garden Green. You can cut all 3 shapes from the same color at the same time. 3. Stack the Whisper White Ovals in order using some SNAIL Adhesive (which you touch a couple of times so it is easier to remove). I usually use about 1/4″ length on each side so the card stock stays in place. 4. Stamp your image on your Stamp-a-ma-jig. More instructions in THIS VIDEO. Position it so the stable and Baby Jesus is in the center of the smallest Oval. Leave the imaging sheet and Handle in place while you color your stamp with Markers. (You can use just one ink pad for the whole stamp if you want to. That will make it even quicker.
~Garden Green: Tree tops and shrubs
~Chocolate Chip: Tree Trunks, stable, Baby Jesus’ head
~Night of Navy-Joseph
~Melon Mambo: Mary
Breath on the stamp several times to remoisten the ink. Readjust Stamp-a-ma-jig if necessary. Remove imaging sheet and stamp. Color in the stable with the brush tip of the Chocolate Chip Marker and make thin lines on the tree trunks with the fine tip. 5. Insert the Garden Green Ovals with the stamped Whisper White Ovals. Use SNAIL or Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue. Add Dimensionals to the back of the largest Oval. Set aside. 6. Stamp your sentiment in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock. My strip of card stock is 1-1/2″ tall and was around 3″ long to start with. Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch the ends of your sentiment strip. 7. Place Ovals and sentiment in desired positions. Attach the Ovals with Dimensionals. Add Dimensionals to the back of the lower edge of your sentiment and Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue to the back of the top part. 8. Now for some sparkle! Add Dazzling Details to all the embossed dots that still show up on your card front. You can also “dot your I” and add some to the inside of the swirls on your sentiment. Set aside to dry. 9. You now have a wonderful Christmas card to give to someone special.
I wanted to make a Fall version of a Triple Time Stamping Technique card. I made two using the Fall Fest stamp set. Hope you have as much fun making this card (or your version of it) as I did! Pictured are a Summer and two Fall versions of this technique.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Cut your middle Cajun Craze piece at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″. Cut your small Cajun Craze piece at 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. 2. Cut your Whisper White pieces: large at 4″ x 5-1/4″, middle at 3″ x 3-3/4″, and your small piece at 2″ x 3-1/4″. Layer the Whisper White pieces together with a little bit of SNAIL Adhesive. Make sure to touch each short pieces of adhesive with your fingers a couple of times so you can remove the layers without tearing the card stock. 3. Stamp “Hello Fall” with Mossy Meadow ink on the top Whisper White card stock piece. Place your layered Whisper White pieces on top of the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. Always use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat with Photopolymer stamps so you will get a great stamped image. Stamp your Pumpkins first. I colored mine with Tangerine Tango and Garden Green Markers. Stamp the long leaves in Wild Wasabi in and the smaller leaves with Crushed Curry ink. 4. Now peel apart the Whisper White pieces. Attach each Whisper White piece to the corresponding Cajun Craze piece and attach them all together from smallest to largest to card base. You have a quick Fall card – or whatever theme you chose to make!
I have been in the mood to try something different and came up with this Three Window Card idea which turned out just as nice in real life as how I pictured it in my head. Hope you have fun making one yourself!
We made this card at one of my classes using the Fun Frames and Decorative Dots Embossing Folders and the Sponging the Embossing Folders technique. This monochromatic card is in Pacific Point. Choose the color you are in the mood for when making your own version of this card.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Drag the edges along your Pacific Point ink pad. Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue. 3. Get a piece of Whisper White card stock to use for your Fun Frame. Sponge the side of the embossing folder where the dots sink in making sure to cover the raised area. (Watch this Video for more details.) You can leave some white inside the frame if desired. Put your card stock on the side you did not sponge and gently close the embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot. Remove the embossed card stock. Clean your folder with either running water, Stampin’ Mist, or a baby wipe. Dry with a paper towel. Fussy cut around your Fun Frame. Attach to card front with Dimensionals. 4. Attach Rhinestones as desired.
Use this quick and easy technique to add color to your embossed projects.
Video length: about 8 minutes
SUPPLIES: Big Shot with Multipurpose Platform and two cutting plates Embossing Folder of your choice
Card stock in color of your choice Stampin’ Sponge wedge (1/6 of sponge)
Stampin’ Classic Ink color of your choice
TIPS: 1. Clean your embossing folders under running water, with Stampin’ Mist, or with a baby wipe. Dry with a paper towel. 2. Try sponging each side of the embossing folder to see which look you like better. 3. Try sponging in a “line” and in circular motions to see which way you like better. 4. Have lots of FUN!
Here is the first Christmas card of the year! I was experimenting with the NEW Filigree Frame Embossing Folder and wanted to see the raised part of the image better so I sponged the front of the embossing folder. Now I can see all those swirly lines! I used the Christmas Cheer stamp set to complete the card.SUPPLIES: Stamps: Christmas Cheer w#136146c#135149French Ink: Mossy Meadow
Real Red Marker
Always Artichoke Marker Card Stock: Very Vanilla Big Shot:Filigree Frame embossing folder #135818 Other: Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue or Fast Fuse Adhesive
INSTRUCTIONS:1. Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video about Basic Card Bases if you need more instruction. 2. Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Sponge the inside front of your embossing folder using your sponge wedge and Mossy Meadow ink to color the Filigree designs leaving the center of the folder uninked. Lay your card front on the back, uninked part of your embossing folder centering it as desired. Gently close and run through your Big Shot. Carefully open it and remove your inked, embossed card front. 3. Color your stamp using the Markers. I colored only the pine tree pieces Always Artichoke. The words and other designs are colored with the Real Red Marker. Remember to breathe on the inked stamp several times to moisten the ink, then stamp. 4. Attach your card front to your card. 5. Wahoo!! You have now made your FIRST Christmas Card too. How many more Christmas cards are you sending?
I made a couple of crowns for my granddaughter to wear when she has to take her “yucky” medicine. (She had her tonsils out last week.) I was unsure how well the one made of only Glimmer Paper would hold up, so I made a second one. Since I am mailing them they are not totally assembled in the pictures. I just used paper clips to hold them together for the pictures. My daughter will get to do the final assembly. 🙂
This crown would also be nice as a Birthday Girlcrown or as part of a Halloween costume. For a boy’s crown use just the plain head band (ask his paper and color preference: Gold or Silver, Brushed card stock or Glimmer Paper) or use the Petite Pennant Punch to add decorations to the top of the headband.
A Personal Note. Look for a video next Friday. My laptop hard drive needs to be replaced. (crying) Its final boot up was last Saturday. My DH is letting me use his computer until he can replace my hard drive. (Wonderful techie that he is!) I now have access to my files so I can start working again! (Thank you Carbonite for the back up and all the phone help!) It will probably take me at least several weeks to get things loaded on AFTER the hard drive is replaced. So please bear with me. I should be able to keep up with my blog posts. The videos may take longer since I will be using an older version of my editing program. I do have the next 4 blog videos planned out. I did have one filmed, but still need to locate and restore it so I can edit it.
~a Stack of books – I used six 1″ to 1-1/2″ thick paper back books for each stack and had two stacks. Since I have my own library, I just grabbed a series. (Try not to start your reading party until after the books are stacked on top of your project.)
~a Silicone Craft Sheet (more than one is nice) OR Wax paper or Parchment Paper to protect your work surface and your books!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Measure your child’s head. These instructions are based on a 20″ head measurement. Add more or take away some depending on the measurement you get. Choose your papers. You can use the All Glimmer Paper (now in several colors), a brushed Gold or Silver card stock, or colored card stock, or any combination to make your little Princess or Prince happy. 2. Cut the crown head band base at 2-1/2″ tall. I used the full 11″ for the Brushed Gold card stock and cut 2. I also cut 2 for the Champagne Glimmer Paper head band. Just make sure you have at least 2″ more in your head band than the head measurement. Add 1″ more for each piece piece of paper you have. 2″ extra for two head band pieces. 3″ extra for three head band pieces. 3. Punch the number of flowers you want out of either (or both) Silver and Champagne Glimmer Paper or brushed card stock or colored card stock. Punch 1 Mosaic From the Glimmer Paper of your choice. NOTE: It was easier for me to punch with the white part of the Glimmer Paper showing through the punch hole. 4. Protect your work surface with the Silicone Craft Sheet (or The Wax or Parchment Paper). Lay out the flowers, centering them on one of the head band pieces. Decide whether you want half the flower on the back of the headband or the whole flower on the front of your head band. Put Tombow Glue on the lower three petals and glue to your head band. Glue the next flower so the petals are touching. Continue until all the flowers are glued on. Glue a Mosaic punched Glimmer Paper to the top of the center flower(s) if desired. If you are not mailing the crown, glue one edge of the two headband pieces together overlapping 3/4″ to 1″. I used Sticky Strip on the Brushed Gold head band and put two strips on each end of the decorated head band piece so the pieces would overlap about 1″. You can use Tombow Glue or staples if you prefer. 5a. For the all Glimmer Paper Crown: Cover with either wax or Parchment paper. Stack the books on top. I used the books because the Glimmer Paper flowers were not staying stuck to the Glimmer Paper head band. I left the books on overnight and the flowers stayed stuck this time. 5b. The Glimmer Paper flowers on the Brushed Gold card stock didn’t give me any problems with staying glued since I did paper on paper. If you do Glimmer Paper (flowers behind), then you might need to stack books on top as in Step 5a. 6. If mailing. Leave the two head band pieces separate and send in a large flat envelope. Just have the person receiving the crown staple the head band pieces together so they fit on the child’s head with at least 3/4″ overlap between the head band pieces. They can trim off the excess before attaching the pieces together. 7.If you are not mailing the crown. Place the crown around the child’s head using paper clips to mark the diameter. Cut off any excess Glimmer Paper or card stock making sure there is 3/4″ to 1″ in the parts that overlap. Glue with Tombow Glue and hold together with either clothes pins or paper clips. Let dry for at least several hours. You can also just use staples to attach the head band together so the child can wear it right away. Most children are not very patient…. Sometimes I am not very patient. 😉 8. Take a picture of your Precious Little Princess or Prince in her/his crown to add to your scrapbook or Project Life page.
Does using the NEW Blendabilities Alcohol Markers sound hard? Or are you just intimidated because they have been compared to Copics which seem like it takes a long time to get them to look good? This video shows you that you can use Blendabilities and get GREAT results the first time! Choose a line-art stamp, your Memento Tuxedo Black ink, some Whisper White card stock, and your Blendabilities and let’s give this a try! August 1, 2014 ALL 12 Color Assortments will be available for customers to purchase!
BLENDABILITIES ASSORTMENTS GROUP 2-AVAILABLE AUGUST 1ST! Calypso Coral #130996
Crumb Cake #131004
Melon Mambo #130994
Night of Navy #131001
Smokey Slate #131005
Wisteria Wonder #131001
Things to know about Blendabilities Alcohol Markers: 1. Rectangular barrel keeps them where you put them. No rolling away! 2. Store flat to maintain even ink distributions and prolong the life of your Marker. 3. Each Blendability comes with both a Fine tip and a Brush tip. 4. Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray. 5. Color coded caps with different sized cylinders inside to keep your Markers away from the air and to prevent drying out. Place your marker on a flat surface to slide the cap on. DO NOT force the tip in as you can damage it. 6. Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers coordinate wonderfully with our card stock, and can be used with transparent Window Sheets. 7. Colorfast which means they won’t fade!
~Protect your work surface by placing a sheet of paper undeneath the paper you will be coloring on as Blendabilities do bleed through the card stock!
~Stamp your image with the Memento ink pad and let it dry for 30 seconds or so to let it dry. 1. Color just how you normally do. 2. Color from light to dark OR dark to light using small circular motions. 3. Use the fine tip, the brush tip, or both tips. 4. Color from the inside out, or around the edges and fill in the rest. 5. Use a lighter hand for a watercolor effect. Or keep layering on the color for a more vibrant color. 6. Color a small area at a time, then put the cap back on so it won’t dry out. 7. Experiment to find YOUR favorite Blendabilitis techniques! 8. You can color on Rhinestones, Pearls, Buttons, and Heat Embossed images. You Marker tips will wear out faster when coloring on these uneven surfaces. You can also color on colored card stock, Window Sheets, Cello bags, and other papers.
I have been wanting to do some paper piercing lately so here it is using the Just Sayin’ stamp set and the coordinating Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack. I also tried out the Flower Patch stamp set, the NEW Hearts Border Punch, and the Bordering Blooms stamp set. Have fun making your own version of this card!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Blackberry Bliss card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on making card bases. 2. Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/2″. Use the Hearts Border Punch to punch along one of the 5-1/2″ edges. This becomes the top of your card front. 3. Now stamp your images.
~Stamp the Flower images: The larger one is stamped in Perfect Plum ink, the the second one uses Elegant Eggplant ink (I think).
~Stamp ‘Love Ya’ in Mossy Meadow ink.
~Stamp the leafy border in Mossy Meadow ink. 4. Place the Piercing Mat on your work surface, then your stamped card stock, then line up the piercing mat over the ‘Love Ya’ image. Hold the piercing mat in place while you pierce each hole around the image. This only takes a minute or two, depending on how quick you are. 5. Now to add your Glitter. Make thin lines with your Tombow Glue in the positions you want your Glitter. Sprinkle your Glitter over the flowers. Dump the excess back in the container. Set aside to dry for a while. It should dry in less than 30 minutes, although you may not want to put it in an envelope until the next day as the glue will remain tacky for a while. 6. If desired you can stamp you Leafy Border in Mossy Meadow ink on your envelope flap and, perhaps, along the bottom front of your card.
The new Fun Frames embossing folders make a great focal point for any card. I used the Decorative Label shaped one on this card. It is much larger than I thought. I even used a couple of different techniques on this card. Enjoy making one for yourself or a friend.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Tempting Turquoise card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this videofor detailed card base instructions. 2. Cut your Tempting Turquoise card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Use a Sponge Dauber (or Stamping Sponge) inked with Tempting Turquoise to lightly color the raised dots. You can darken the edge with either the Sponge Dauber or just run the edge against your ink pad. Watch this video for more instructions. 3. Ink your Sponge with Melon Mambo ink and sponge the inside of your Fun Frames embossing folder (the part with the Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! logos). Carefully place your Whisper White card stock inside the Embossing Folder, being careful to not move the card stock. Now Run through your Big Shot. Take out your Frame and see how nicely all the details show up. Cut the frame out leaving about 1/8″ to 1/4″ border around the Frame. Attach to your card front with Dimensionals. Clean your embossing folder by running under water or use Stampin’ Mist and a tissue or paper towel. 4. Cut your Little Letters “H” and “I” out of Whisper White card stock. Lightly sponge with Tempting Turquoise ink before removing them from the dies. Just use a stylus or toothpick to help remove them by pushing through the little circles. Attach the letters inside your Frame with Tombow Glue. I punched out the star from my first version of sponged Tempting Turquoise card stock that was embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Attach with a Glue Dot or Tombow Glue. 5. Tie two bows with the Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine. Trim ends the desired length either now or after they are attached to the card. Place a Glue Dot behind the knot and adhere it into the desired position. Repeat with the other bow. To adhere the ends of the bow, use your Paper Piercing Tool to scrunch up a Glue Dot so it forms a thin line. Now attach the end of the Baker’s Twine to the Glue Dot and position as desired. Repeat with the rest of the ends. 6. Admire your Fun Frame card before giving it away. If you would like you can emboss the envelope flap. Watch this video for instructions.
This is a quick and easy Gift Packaging idea using a Mini Muslin Bag and Thick Baker’s Twine. Just wrap your chosen color of thick Baker’s Twinearound a Clear Block “D” 20 times then tie a knot in the center of the loops. Want a fuller embellishment? Just wrap more than 20 times to get a fuller Pom-Pom. Stamping on a Mini Muslin bag is also easy. Just slide a Clear Block “E”inside your bag. Make sure your ink pad is freshly inked, then stamp, letting the stamp rest on the Muslin Bag for a few seconds longer than you would on card stock. Do NOT rock your stamp – stamp straight down then straight up with a pause while the ink is absorbed into the muslin.
Here is my first sample using the NEW Blendabilites Markers! They are easy to use and give great results. Look for a video in June as I am not allowed to show you the actual Blendabilities Markers online until June 2nd. The stamp set is also available starting June 2nd. Blendabilities Markers come in 12 colors with a Light, Medium, and Dark Marker for each of the 12 colors. The color is more intense than watercoloring and super-easy to do! Choose your favorite color, order it June 2nd, then play with them! Oops! Sorry about not posting the picture earlier! We have had roofers hammering for 3 days and it is hard to think with the constant hammering, talking, and loud music. Here it is!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Let’s play with our Blendabilities Markers first. There are three Markers in the set: Light, Medium, and Dark. Like the regular Stampin’ Write Markers, there is both a fine tip and a brush tip. The thicker line on the outside of the Marker is the brush tip which I used for all the coloring. The thin line is for the fine tip which I used to outline the center circle. It is recommended that you use Blendabilities Markers on Whisper White card stock because it is super smooth instead of slightly textured like some card stock. 1a. Stamp your image in StayzOn Black or Memento Black ink. Let dry for a few minutes so the ink won’t smear. Stampin’ Up! recommends using Memento Black ink because it dries quickly and doesn’t smear. However, I forgot to order it, so I used my StayzOn Black ink pad and let it dry for a few minutes. I didn’t notice any smearing problems. 1b. Look at your image and decide where you want the darker shaded parts to be. Color those with your Dark Marker. I used the Dark to color in all the curled petal parts and beside the petals where there would be shade. I did color on the same side of all the petals. 1c. Next use your Medium Marker to color the petals next to the Dark Marker coloring. I colored about half of each petal. I completely colored some of the smaller outside petals with the Medium Blendabilities Marker. 1d. Now color in the rest of the petals with the Light Marker. 1e. Now for the center. I colored the center “circle” of the flower dabbing little dots with each of the Markers. I used the fine tip of the Dark Marker to outline this center circle. I also used all three Markers to randomly color the thin, fine center petals. And yes, there are little white parts left showing. I like how it adds dimension when looking from a short distance. 1f. Add some Basic Rhinestones to the center if desired. 2. Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this Video for more details on making Basic Card Bases. 3. Cut a card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Attach to card base with SNAIL or Tombow Glue. 4. Decide which size Window Frames Framelit you want to cut your colored flower out with. Cut the next larger size from Coastal Cabana card stock. Run the Coastal Cabana Window Frame through the Big Shot again using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. 5. Layer the two Window Frames together with Dimensionals. Attach to card front with Dimensionals. 6. Admire your lovely card and appreciate the talent and skill you have to make such a beautiful card!
Here is a quick and easy Butterfly Card using the Swallowtail stamp that uses several retiring products: Melon Mambo Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and a Large Rhinestone. My grandaughters will both love this sparkly Butterfly Card. The items on the Retiring Lists are going fast and a lot are already sold out! So get what you want now before it is gone!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Tempting Turquoise card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Ink your Swallowtail Butterfly stamp with VersaMark Ink and lay rubber side up on your craft table. Lay your folded card base on top of the stamp. Rub stamp with either a Clear Mount Block, the Wood part of a Wood Mount stamp, or with your fingers. Clear Mount Blocks slide easier. Rubbing with a block allows you to get even pressure on larger inked stamps. 3. Now place your stamped image on a scrap piece of printer paper and dump the Melon Mambo embossing powder over the whole stamped image. Remove excess and melt with your Heat tool. Put excess Embossing Powder back in into the jar. Turn over paper so the clean side is up. 4. Take your 2-Way Glue Pen and activate it by pressing the tip on a scrap of card stock. When the ink starts flowing, spread it over the areas of your butterfly you want sparkly. In hindsight, I think I would do just some of the Tempting Turquoise areas that show up in the wings. Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Remove excess Glitter from card and return excess to jar. No matter how careful you are, you will end up sparkly for a while. Note: If you are using Dazzling Details just put it where you want it on the Butterfly and set it aside to dry for a few hours. 5. Now add some Rhinestones for the head and body. I used a large Rhinestone for the head and basic Rhinestones for the rest of the body and two of the smallest Rhinestones for the end of the antennas. 6. Admire your sparkly Butterfly Card before giving it to someone who will enjoy the sparkles.
Have you ever wanted a smaller mat for your Framelit or a mat for your punches? This is a quick and easy process. I show you with the Windows Frame Framelits, the Decorative Label Punch, and the Heart Punch. You can use this technique with any punch or Framelit to get just the size of mat you want! Try it out today! Choose your Framelit or Punch and two colors of card stock. Get your SNAIL adhesive and Paper Snips. You are ready to make your Mat!
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