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January Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop SAB

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! My name is Melissa Tennison and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Oregon, USA. Today we are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

Today I’m sharing with you some cards made using the Lovely Lily Pad reversible photopolymer stamp set and coordinating die cuts from the Sale-A-Bration flyer. These stamps and die cuts are so great! There are so many different looks you can achieve using these products. I decided to keep it fairly simple and use just the lily images with a bit of splatter in the background and sequins dotted around.

I think the largest lily on the lily pad is probably my favorite. The way the reversible stamps work lends the image a very “rough” artistic element, which I quite enjoy. I used Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, and Pineapple Punch on these cards, because I thought those colors coordinated pretty well with the sequins I used.

I first stamped the solid image from the smooth side of the photopolymer stamp in my main color. Then using Stazon Jet Black ink, I flipped the stamp over and stamped the textured side on top of the solid image to get the outlined effect. I really like how these stamps lay down the detail on top of the color. It really makes the colors stand out and pop!

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to put all three lily’s on to one card, but in the end I decided to make three separate cards as part of a “pack”. Before putting my stamped images down on my card base, I took an aqua painter and dipped it into a pool of Pineapple Punch ink, then using the cap of the aqua painter, I flicked the brush tip towards the paper to get the splotches. I used the same technique with a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in Clear for a bit of extra sparkle.

I glued down the sequins by taking some Multipurpose Liquid Glue and dotting it around the main image. Then using my Take Your Pick Tool and the putty tip, I picked up some of the sequins and placed them down onto the glue spots and held them in place for a moment so they would adhere.

Once all of my elements were in place, the cards looked a little too bare for me, so I decided to add some sentiments from the Painted Poppies Suite of products in the Stazon. I really love how these sentiments pop against the colorful elements on these cards. Be sure to pick up your Sale-A-Bration goodies while you can! Once these beautiful stamps and coordinating dies run out of supply, they are gone forever! Ask your demonstrator for more details, and if you don’t already have one, I would be happy to help!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project my good friend Deb has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Scrap Whisper White for stamping

Materials:

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge for the Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop

Welcome back Kre8tors! Today we are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. crew! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity! This month’s hop theme is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I’ve never participated in a TTT Challenge before, so I was really excited to give this a try!

We were tasked with choosing three squares in a row, either horizontal, vertical, or diagonal from the image below. I knew that I needed to make a special Birthday card for my Sister-In-Law, and her favorite color right now is yellow, so I chose the three horizontal squares in the middle.

I also knew that I wanted to use my host exclusive stamp sets, Artfully Folded and Very Vintage. I have been eyeing both of these stamp sets, and haven’t been able to think of anything very creative for them. I searched Pinterest for ideas on the Artfully Folded, but could only find three projects! I was very surprised! So, not only was this set perfect for my Sis, but it will hopefully inspire more out there to see the beauty in this sweet stamp set!

As I was going through the challenge, I had to keep adding bits and pieces, because I forgot which line I was trying to complete on the TTT Challenge graphic! So, here is a progression of my additions to complete the challenge line.

For the first image, I colored in the flowers with Pineapple Punch and a Blender Pen. Then I colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blend marker. I stamped the Swan outline in Tuxedo Black Memento, and then stamped the fill in with Pineapple Punch. You can see I’m a bit off in my stamping for this first project, but I figured it out in my video tutorial below! Come learn with me and find out how to stamp the image inside the lines! I cut my square out of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, but once I had this all put together, I realized I was still missing TWO of the elements from the challenge.

I inked up some of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with a sponge dauber and some Pineapple Punch ink, and decided to add a little bit behind the flowers. Once I was done with that, I AGAIN didn’t have all three elements in a row from the TTT Challenge graphic. I knew it was a birthday card, but it didn’t SAY it on the card!

Well, that’s where the Very Vintage stamp set came to my rescue! It has an adorable “Happy Birthday” sentiment, that I think matches the tone of this card beautifully! So, I added my banner, and a couple sequins, and this card was complete! Looking back now, I think I could technically complete at least two more lines on the TTT Challenge graphic. What lines do you think I can complete with this card?

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this card has inspired those of you who own these stamp sets to get them out and play! And for those of you who don’t have these sets yet, have I changed your mind? They are so much fun to play with, and I can’t wait to continue designing beautiful projects with them! Click the NEXT button below to hop along to Tricia’s inspiring blog!

Ink. Stamp. Share. Roll Call List

Laura Mackie

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Karen Pearmain

Sandra Roberts

Deb Naylor

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Janey Backer

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Handford

Sandrine Jse

Shirley Merker

Ginger Rabesa

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Tricia Butts


Measurements:

Pineapple Punch Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Pineapple Punch Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Scraps: Approximately 4″ x 5″


Materials:

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code YR4VGW9S when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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ICS Blog Hop Introducing the New In Colors

Hello and welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share blog hop for June! So glad you could join us for this exciting hop to introduce the brand new 2018-2020 In Colors! There are so many wonderful demonstrators on this hop, so I hope you make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post and click that Next button to keep the hop going!

Introducing 5 brand new colors to the Stampin’ Up! Family. Here are the In Colors for 2018-2020!

I really wanted to play with one of the brand new stamp sets from the Annual Catalog too, so I decided to stamp this adorable octopus from the Sea of Textures stamp set in each of the new colors! I love how this stamp turns a clean and quick card into a fun set using each of the colors.

I was surprised just how bright the Pineapple Punch was! It shows up fantastically on the Whisper White cardstock. I used the Stamparatus to get the same placement for my sentiment on each card.

The Stamparatus made it so easy and quick to stamp these 5 cards. I can’t wait until Christmas card season arrives so that I can use this handy new tool to whip through all those cards!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code D2TE33R9 when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

Be sure to hop on over to Cynthia’s blog to see her amazing project! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great time hopping!

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Ink & Share Blog Hop Sneak Peek

Good morning, Kre8tors! Welcome to this month’s Ink & Share Blog Hop! I’m so excited to share with you an awesome sneak peek from the brand new Annual Catalog that will be available to customers on June 1st!

Without further ado, I introduce to you the beautiful 2018-2020 In Colors!

Blueberry Bushel

Call Me Clover

Pineapple Punch

Grapefruit Grove

Lovely Lipstick

I’ve used three of these five brand new colors on the project I’m sharing with you today! I wanted to make a birthday card for a sweet little 8 year old and saw the perfect opportunity to let these colors shine using Swirly Bird!

I took the paint splatter stamp from Swirly Bird and used Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick to create a fun background on Whisper White cardstock. I cut out a few swirls out of Basic Black cardstock from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies to create the number 8.

I also took some of our Whisper White Baker’s twine, and dyed it with the Lovely Lipstick ink pad to put behind the celebrate sentiment from Thoughtful Banners. I think all the loops and swirls coordinate perfectly with this theme!

Thanks so much for hopping on over here today! I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you enjoyed seeing it! Don’t forget to hop on over to the other talented demonstrators by clicking on the next button below or using the Roll Call List to help guide you.

Next up is the oh so lovely, Lisa Kmiec! Her creation is just fantastic and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Ink & Share May Roll Call

Lisa Kmiec

Tricia Butts

Sandra Roberts

Joanne Hodge

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Rhonda Waechter

Linda Handford

Sandrine Jse

Ginger Rabesa

Kirsten Aitchison

Shirley Merker

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Deb Naylor

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code TF79F9TQ when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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