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Stella – Happy Meds

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Anne here and today I’m sharing a card created with one of the new stamp sets revealed this month: Stella – Happy Meds.  This image should definitely make you smile. 🙂

 

After stamping the image and coloring it with Copic markers, I added Dimensional Glue and Sunny Daze glitter to various letters. I also outlined other words with a red Multi-liner to make them pop a bit more. The pink pills and Stella’s glasses were covered with Glossy Accents for a real shine.

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To create the mat, I used the lacy background technique with Sticker Paper, lace, and Sunny Daze and Blue Haze glitters. This is such an easy and fun technique and with so many variations, depending on the style of lace and the colors of glitter you use. For some reason, this one reminds me of a leopard print, even though the colors are different.

 

For embellishments, I created my own glitter ribbon using 1/2″ Tear-ific tape and Blue Haze glitter and added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops (Navy Blue) as accents. Crystal Drops also accent the corners of my lacy background. The background matting behind the focal point was dry embossed with a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Hessian) for a bit of texture.

 

Visit our blog often to see what the rest of the team has created using all the newly released stamp sets.

 

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Flower Cart

Happy Sunday!!   Diane with you today

with a gorgeous new stamp set called

Flower Cart.

I love flowers and this stamp set is any

gardeners dream!

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I started out with a pretty simple technique,

stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,then coloring in with Copics.

I die cut the image using Spellbinders ‘ Define Elegance” die.

Once die cut, I added Bubblegum Glitter to the umbrella ruffled edge.

Using a Sakura Glue pen, I added Lady Luck glitter to the leaves.

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Then using Sticker Paper,I adhered the entire piece down.

I hand cut the remainder of the Sticker  Paper away.

Using my ‘finger tool’, I added Cloud Nine glitter to the exposed

sticker paper.

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The panel was then adhered with Tear-ific Tape 1/4″

to a DCWV Mixed Media burlap paper.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Eskimo Kisses

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Anne here with today’s post and I’m showcasing the newly released stamp set called Eskimo Kisses.

 

After stamping the image onto white cardstock and coloring it with Copic markers, I die cut the rectangle using a Simon Says Stamp die (Stitched Rectangles). The patterned cardstock mat behind the focal panel was die cut using a Sue Wilson Designs die (Noble Dies – Double Pierced Rectangles – Set B).

 

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Dimensional Glue was added to her ear muffs, coat collar and sleeve, and to the top of her boots. Dimensional glue was also added to the pom-pom on the snowman’s hat. Then Swan Song tinsel glitter was applied over the dimensional glue. Once that was dry, I highlighted various areas of the snowman and the snow with a Sakura glue pen and covered the glue with Olaf White glitter.

 

Falling Snow was added to the snowy scene by using a stencil (Simon Says Stamp – Falling Snow) and Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste.  I layered the embossing paste on fairly thick, and after the stencil was removed, I covered the wet embossing paste with more Olaf White glitter.

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For the matting, I added more snow by using a Memory Box stencil (Winter-Scattered Flakes), embossing paste, and Olaf White glitter.  You can really see the dimension of the falling snow as well as the tinsel glitter in the photo to the left.

 

A ribbon imprinted with snowy words is the finishing touch.

 

Be sure to visit often to see what the rest of the team has created to help inspire you.

 

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Christmas Skates…in July!

Hello friends!

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It’s Designer Jess back again with a new card featuring “The Christmas Skate” Stamp Set.  I just adore this set – it’s so cute and perfect for the holidays.

Here is my full supply list (you can click on each product to find it in the Shop):

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Nuvo Glitter Drops – Ruby Slippers {752N}

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Woodland Green {663N}

Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171

Reflection Velvet Microfine Glitter GM2007

Moss Star Embossing Powder EP430

Mojito Marbled Embossing Powder EP440

Victorian Christmas Glitter G1054

Sticker Paper {99558}

Versamark Ink VM-001

Quicky Glue Pen {quicky}

MonAmiGabby Pull Ribbon – Red 1/8″ {MONR25}

MonAmiGabby Pull Ribbon – Green 1/8″

1/4″ Tear-ific Tape {SAT01}

Foam Squares {10615}

Phew!  Now that the list is out of the way, onto the card itself!

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First I started by making my background. I took the sentiment stamp from “The Christmas Skate” stamp set and randomly stamped it across my paper using Versamark Ink.  Then, I sprinkled on the Mojito Marbled Embossing Powder and heat set, making my own patterned paper background!  I set that aside and sent to work on my coloring.  I stamped the skate image using Versamark and used Black Detail Embossing Powder to create my outline.  I took my TwinTouch markers and colored in the image (I like to use the Stamp Card as a guide to help me with my coloring! 😉 ). ONce I was done, I die cut out the entire image using a large oval.  I added some Reflection Velvet Glitter to the skate blades using my Quicky Glue Pen as my adhesive.  The Glue Pen is always an essential product to have on hand!

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To make the glitter background piece, I took a piece of Sticker Paper and die cut out a large Label Frame.  I removed the protective backing and sprinkled on the Victorian Christmas Glitter, burnishing well with my finger tool!  I mostly did the edges as I knew the middle would be covered by the skate image and I don’t want to waste my beautiful glitter!

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Once my glitter was well burnish, I took a few strips of 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape and attached the colored skate image to the glittered background sticker paper and then again to the background.  I tied 2 pieces of the MonAmiGabby Pull Ribbon around the card panel and made the gorgeous bow. I just love pull ribbon, don’t you?

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock using Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder.  I die cut it out using a smaller oval and then gently rolled the edges into my Versamark Pad.  I sprinkled on Moss Star Embossing Powder and heat set. I popped up the sentiment using Foam Squares and then attached the entire card panel to my base using Tear-ific Tape.

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To finish the card, I used my Ruby Slippers Nuvo drops to create “brads” in the corners and I created a holly leaf & berries next to the sentiment using Woodland Green Crystal Drops & Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops.

I hope you are inspired to get a start on your Christmas Cards now – I sure am!

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Until next time,

Jess

Milton Catching Snowflakes

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Anne here and for toady’s post, I used the adorable Milton Catching Snowflakes stamp set.

The image is colored with Copic markers and the colors of one of his many scarves is highlighted with Purple Dust glitter. The snowflake that Milton is catching with his tongue was given extra sparkle using Sparkling Snow glitter.

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For the background, I started out by using one of the dies from the Tonic Studios die set (Merry Christmas – Christmas Strip die set) from green cardstock. As I wanted the strip on both sides, I had to die cut it twice, leaving a small solid piece of cardstock in the center.

 

Next I adhered a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet behind this green panel. I exposed the side that went up against the green cardstock and left the protective sheet on the other/back side (for the time being). Sparkling Snow glitter was then poured on top of the exposed adhesive and burnished into the adhesive with my finger tool :-). You want to make sure and firmly press the glitter into the adhesive for good coverage and to get into all of the little crevices.

 

Sparkling Snow is a semi-transparent glitter, so with the protective backing still on the backside, the glitter loos white. But when I removed this protective backing and adhered this panel to purple patterned cardstock, the Sparkling Snow takes on that color.

 

A strip of glitter/flock ribbon was added below the image. To create this, I started out with a strip of 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape and added a strip of 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape down the center of the 1/2″ strip, after removing the protective backing. I left the protective backing oMilton Catching Snowflakes2 - SNSn the 1/4″ strip of Tear-ific Tape and covered the exposed adhesive with Cloud Nine velvet glitter.

 

After brushing away the excess with my Glitter brush, I then removed the protective backing from the 1/4″ strip and covered it with Glistening Emeralds Sparkle N Soft flock. Be sure to burnish the flock in well with your fingertip. The combination of the velvety softness of the glitter and the softness of the flock is wonderful. You just want to run your finger over this glitter/flock ribbon over and over :-).

As a finishing touch, I added a piece of snowflake ribbon over glitter/flock ribbon.

 

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If Kisses Were Snowflakes…

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It is Christmas In July at Sparkle N Sprinkle with all the new Christmas sets.  E. Marie here to share a card using the new Christmas set, Milton Catching Snowflakes.  This guy is adorable with his scarves and comes with four great sentiments.

 

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I chose to create a “gap” card since I have seen so many great samples lately.  Most of these cards actually leave an actual gap between the top and bottom front sections, held together by an image or sentiment, but I chose to support this one with a piece of acetate.

 

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After adding decorative cardstock on the top and bottom layers, Dimensional Glue was run around the edges and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft was added to look like snow.

 

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The image was heat embossed with Detail Black embossing powder and colored with copic markers.  Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was added to the scarves and snowflake using a glue pen.  This was layered to the right side of the card.

 

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I used the digital version of this set to print the sentiment and layered this on the inside of the card so the sentiment would show in the open gap.  Here is a picture of the inside.  I added white layers on the inside top and bottom of the card front to make it look neater and cover any exposed adhesive from adding the acetate.

 

I know you will love playing with this card style and hope you enjoyed seeing this cute set.

 

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Christmas Skates

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Anne here with today’s post.  I created an easel card using the new Christmas Skates stamp set.  I actually used the digi version for this card and printed both the skates and the sentiment onto vellum. As soon as it came out of the printer, I added Clear embossing powder over the ink and heat set it. Then I added Silver Detail to the skate blades and heat set that as well.

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I used Copic markers and colored the image from the back side (as my Copics don’t play very well with my embossing powders). Then I got to thinking I wanted some dimension on the front, so I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops (gloss white) to the holly berries and immediately covered them with Cerise glitter. I disChristmas Skates1 - SNScovered on past projects that if I add all the drops at the same time, they tend to blend together instead of looking like individual drops. So this time around, I added the Crystal Drops to the berries that did not touch each other. Once these were dry, I went back and added more Crystal Drops to the berries I didn’t cover the first time around. This definitely gave each berry more definition as well as lots of dimension.

For the card base, I used the Tonic Studios Ornate Frame Layering die set. (If you don’t see it on the website, be sure to leave a note to the owner and she will be happy to order it for you, if it hasn’t already been re-ordered.) This set has eleven dies, so that you can mix and match. I used the largest die to create my frame and then I added Nuvo Crystal Drops around the outside edge. When it was time to begin adhering the layers, I decided the skates on the vellum image was a little too soft, so printed the skates again onto the same patterned cardstock used for the base and fussy cut them out. I adhered the fussy cut skates to the back of the vellum image. I then dChristmas Skates3 - SNSecided to add an oval cut from white cardstock to the back of the vellum.

I used more dies from the Tonic Studios set to create the inside. I also heat set Sparkle embossing powder around the white portion of the frame for a bit of sparkle. The center oval is a Sue Wilson Designs die (Spanish Collection – Cordoba) and this is where you could write your personal note to the recipient.

 

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Wetlands and Watercolor

Hello friends!

It’s Designer Jess here with another card to share, this time using the Wetlands 1 Stamp Set!  I love the versatility of this set!

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Supply List:

Wetlands 1 Stamp Set {790}

Black Detail Embossing Powder {EP171}

Nuance Turquoise Watercolor {MNU001}

Clear Detail {EP280}

Pebbled Copper Embossing Powder {303}

Versamark Ink {VM-001}

1/4″ Tear-ific Tape {SAT-01}

 

To start this card, I stamped the background image using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder.

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I used both the leaf stamps along with some craft ink in a light green, then sprinkled on Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set!  I added a second layer of leaves using a darker green craft ink and repeated the same process of adding Clear Detail Embossing Powder & heat setting!  I love that you can use any color craft ink and Clear Detail Embossing Powder!!!  Such a great trick.  I also stamped on the crane with Versamark and used Pebbled Copper Embossing Powder.

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Next, I grabbed my Nuance Turquoise Watercolor Powder and my aqua painter to add some pretty blue water to the lake.  I also stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and heat set using Pebbled Copper Embossing Powder.

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Lastly, I mounted the entire panel onto some green cardstock using 1/4″ Tearific Tape.

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I hope you enjoy this card and head over to the shop to grab some of the great supplies!

Until next time,

Jess

The Simple Wild Rose

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A rose is one of my favorite flowers and since I am in Omaha right now, visiting with my mother, I am really enjoying all her roses.  She has so many bushes and even climbing roses.  She also has some lovely pink wild roses.  There is something about their delicate look that is so appealing.  I tried to tie that into today’s card featuring the Wild Rose set and simple white layers with elegant lines.

 

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I started with a white layer with the right side punched by a border punch.  A piece of sticker paper was layered behind it and Ballerina Velvet Glitter was added.  This was layered on the white card base.

 

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The Wild Rose image was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink on watercolor paper and colored with Zig Watercolor Markers.  The sentiment was stamped beneath the image and this was die cut with a Spellbinders’ Labels Seventeen Etched Die and layered on top of a slightly larger white die cut and added to the card front.  Dots of Sunny Daze Glitter was added to the flower centers, using a glue pen.

 

Along with this lovely floral image, this set comes with four sentiments making it great to use for a variety of occasions.

 

E. Marie

Watercolored Wild Roses

Hello friends!

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It’s Designer Jess back with another GORGEOUS card for the June Release!  This time, I did a lot of fussy cutting and I think it sure added a ton of WOW factor to the card!

Supply List:

– Crimson

– Violet

To begin my card, I started by watercoloring a piece of Watercolor Paper using the Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders.  I simply sprinkled some of the powder on and created a sort of ombre effect using my aquapainter. I dried the paper using my heat tool (although you could just simply set it aside to dry – I was impatient! hehe).  Then, I used my Wild Rose Stamp and Memento Black Ink to stamp flowers all over my watercolor background. Then I grabbed my paper snips and started cutting out all those gorgeous flowers!  

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Once all my flowers were cut out, I started to create the card itself.  I used a square piece of Watercolor Paper and stamped a full set of flowers in the corner using Memento Black Ink.  I took my Jade Nuance Watercolor powder and painted in my leaves.  Now is where the fun comes in!  I started piecing back together my flowers using my fussy cut pieces!  I popped some up on Foam Squares for added dimension and texture to the card.  I also used my Quicky Glue Pen (a MUST HAVE in your craft stash!) and added some Hyacinth Glitter to the center of some of the flowers.  I stamped the “Happy Birthday” Sentiment using Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder. Simple and elegant I think!

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To finish my card, I added some green and purple cardstock layers.  I used Embossing Folders (Diamond Pattern and Brick Pattern) to emboss both my background and my cardbase itself. I also added a natural fiber ribbon from my stash. All layers were attached with 1/8″ Tear-ific Tape.  This stuff holds EVERYTHING together perfectly well. Such a versatile and amazing adhesive product.  I added some layers on the inside as well as another sentiment stamped with Versamark and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder.  I also added an extra color brush stroke with my Aquapainter and Watercolor Powder.  Just a little finishing touch.

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I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.  I sure had fun making it. 

Until next time,

Jess