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ISS April Blog Hop Color Challenge

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! This month’s theme is a color challenge. We’ve been given Rococo Rose, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, and So Saffron to play with and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I’m so excited to share my card with you! 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!

I made my first card using only the four inks and the Music From The Heart stamp set and although I had followed the directions explicitly, I wasn’t sure I was quite happy with the outcome. It’s cute for a quick, #simplestamping card. But as Ariel best put it, “I want more”. Sooo….

I decided to take to Pinterest, where I get so much of my inspiration, and I saw a beautiful Color Blocking Technique pin from Jennifer McGuire. I decided to give it a try and am SO pleased with the results.

There are two techniques on this card: Color Blocking and Emboss-Resist. I used my Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool to stamp poppies and leaves all over a card mat. Then I cut the card mat apart, as noted in my template and in the measurements section below.

Then I used sponge daubers to color in each section, blending two colors together. The inks resist against the embossed areas, leaving behind a gorgeous background.

I stamped a small sentiment on the outside between two of the pieces and added some of our Basic Jewels Rhinestones for a bit of bling and shimmer. And Ta-Da! Beautiful card that I think follows the color challenge rules quite well.

Check out my video tutorial below. Please be sure to head to YouTube directly and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! It helps me out so much and allows me to keep making videos for you to enjoy!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project Sue has created for you!
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April Roll Call

Jo Blackman
Stacey Marsh
Tricia Butts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Sue Allen
Laura Mackie
Cindy Mitchell-Clark
Libby Fens
Anastasia Radloff
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Dana Sullivan
Kristie Meeker Wilson
Gez Carpenter
Jill Chapman
Melissa Tennison (You Are Here)
Sue McDonald

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
With the short edge at the top, cut vertically at 1-3/4″
Cut this piece horizontally at 3-3/4″ (A)
The remaining piece is 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (B)
With the piece that measures 2-1/4″ wide, cut vertically at 1-1/4″ (C)
With the remaining large piece (D), cut 1/4″ off the bottom end to reach 3-3/4″ long

Materials:

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A Wish for Everything Square Card

Hello Kre8tors and welcome back! I’m so excited to share a beautiful card with you today. This card features the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper from the second release Sale-A-Bration items. It’s FREE with a $50 purchase. I paired it with the A Wish For Everything Bundle and love how they work together!

I wanted to color in these beautiful flowers, so I used my Stampin’ Blends in an array of colors to make these flowers really pop. I used a combination of light and dark blends to create shadowing effects on the roses and leaves.

This card is not a standard size. Because I was delivering this to someone very special in person, I wanted to make a card size that I wouldn’t typically make since I didn’t have to mail it! It’s fun to give cards in person and be able to have full creative license and not have to stick to rigid guidelines for sending in the mail without extra postage.

I used the beautiful Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and colored in the roses with a variety of Stampin’ Blends markers. It was so much fun to color in the paper and it was very relaxing, too. It’s nice to find something relaxing to do to take my mind off things.

I fussy cut around the edges of the flowers and then glued this piece to the top of my card base. I added a few Champagne Rhinestones around the cluster of flowers for some bling. I used my Stampin’ Blend markers to color in an ombre background, and used that to cut out the word happy with the Word Wishes dies. Then I used the coordinating stamp ‘wishes’ from the A Word For Everything stamp set and heat embossed it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

This card went to a very special family and I’m so glad I could brighten their day with a handmade card. I know a lot of people that could use a little smile right now, so I’ll be making a lot of cards, I’m sure!

Did you see that I made it to 5,000 YouTube subscribers? I’m also having a giveaway! Don’t forget to enter! Head over to my Specials page for your chance to win 1 of 2 Stampin’ Up! Tote Bags!

Don’t forget, right now during SAB there are so many ways to earn FREE product! You can either Shop, Host, or Join! I’d love to talk to you more about any of these amazing opportunities, just send me a message or click the images below!

       

Watch the video here, or head on over to my YouTube channel, give the video a like, and subscribe if you haven’t already! It means so much to me that you enjoy my videos. I love making them for you!

Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 11″, Score @ 5-1/2″
Flowering Foils Specialty DSP: Approx. 5″ x 5″

Materials:

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5,000 YouTube Subscriber Special & Giveaway

Hello Kre8tors! I’m so very excited to finally be posting my 5,000 YouTube Subscriber Special! I’ve been posting my video tutorials on YouTube since 2016 and am so excited to be hitting this milestone. Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement over the years. This community is so wonderful and I’m so lucky to have all of you supporting me in doing what I love!

Be sure to head over to my Specials page for your chance to enter to win 1 of 2 Stampin’ Up! Tote Bags!

I have a VERY special project and tutorial for you today. I was definitely inspired by the Coastal Crafter, Emma Goddard’s beautiful cards using the Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, from the second release, with a qualifying purchase. She is a member of the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team. You can check out her beautiful work by visiting her website and following her on Instagram.

I decided to use her card as a baseline to create mine. The background has a very geometric characteristic, so I’m calling this technique the Geometric Cut technique. You can see how I go about it in my YouTube tutorial, which you can watch below or on my channel.

I started by using the Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad to color in the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper using a variety of techniques ranging from sponging, daubing, watercoloring, and direct to paper. I love how each one of them turned out, and am excited to play around with more techniques soon.

After I had my DSP colored in, I cut all the pieces I needed from the Gold Foil and Basic Gray card stock. Then I used the Geometric Cut technique to cut each of the three main papers the exact same way so they would come back together like a puzzle piece when I swapped them around.

After building my background, I worked on stamping, embossing, die cutting, and adhering all the little pieces to the front of the card. I am in LOVE with the Honey Bee Bundle and thought it would be PERFECT for this rose gold style card. I’m going to use these as the Thank You cards I send to my customers this month!

I also added some Rose Gold Metallic Thread and Champagne Rhinestones for a little extra pizzazz! These additional elements have the perfect touch to finish off this WOW card, I am just so in love with it. I think it might have something to do with my love for anything and everything Rose Gold!

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Measurements:

Card:
Thick Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Gray, DSP, Gold Foil: 4″ x 5″
(Use the Geometric Cut technique as shown in my tutorial)
Whisper White: Scraps for stamped and embossed pieces
Basic Gray: Scrap for sentiment

Materials:

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Floral Cake Sale-A-Bration Crossover

Hello Kre8tors! I’m so excited to share a crossover card with you! What makes it a crossover card, you might ask? It combines a Sale-A-Bration stamp set, a Sale-A-Bration coordinating product, and a bundle from the Annual Catalog! I think these products work beautifully together, and I’m so excited to share this fun, floral cake card with you!

I knew I wanted to use the Happy Birthday To You stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration flyer. This stamp set is gorgeous and perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day, or just because! I was able to watercolor a piece of Whisper White cardstock with an Aqua Painter and some Pool Party ink before stamping the cake image with my Memento ink pad in Black.

I also stamped a second cake in Memento on a clean piece of Whisper White card stock so that I could color in and cut out the flowers with the coordinating Sale-A-Bration product, Birthday Dies. I love that these dies cut out both the cake and the flowers! It’s a genius way to get double duty from this stamp set! I also cut out some small leaves from a scrap piece of vellum and colored them in using the Soft Sea Foam Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker.

The Bloom & Grow floral image behind this cake was the perfect element to just peek out from behind. I love the greenery sprigs and think it really adds dimension to this cake. I also took the Pool Party Dark Stampin’ Blend marker and traced over the black lines on the cake and pedestal to give the cake a little more definition and shadowing effect. I bunched up some Silver Thread to put behind the cake, and added Rhinestones to the center of the flowers for a little extra bling.

Can you believe that these flowers are colored in with a Pumpkin Pie Light Stampin’ Blend Marker? I think it looks so good! I really didn’t expect the orange to go with the blue and green, but it totally works! I used the Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to lighten up some of the areas of the rose that I thought should have a bit of light on them. Finally I touched up a few of the round greenery leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. Love that bling!

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Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx: 4″ x 5″
Vellum Scraps: Approx: 3″ x 5″

Materials:

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Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Card

Hello Kre8tors! So sorry I’ve been missing over the last week. It’s been hectic, baby, food poisoning, life changes… It’s been a lot! But I’m so happy to have found the time to make my husband’s grandparents a very special card for their 60th wedding anniversary. I wanted to make it super special, so I totally decked it out with all the bling! I’ve read that 60th is diamonds, so I wanted to get this card as sparkly as possible!

I don’t keep a very large stamp inventory, but I wanted to use something that was just right for this very special occasion. I decided to use the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set with the coordinating die cuts. I’m so happy I chose this set, because it was perfect! I love the cute little Mr & Mrs tag hanging from the bouquet, as well as the Happy Anniversary sentiment.

I decided to use the Tufted embossing folder for the Whisper White Card Mat on top. I really liked how the Tufted folder looks with the solid white and Blueberry Bushel foil framing the sentiment cut out window. I think the embossing really makes the rhinestones stand out at each of the intersections.

I used a scrap of glimmer paper and more of that gorgeous Blueberry Bushel foil to cut out the flowers and bouquet pieces. I wanted to keep with a monochromatic theme, so I just used the blue foil along with clean white papers. I tied the little bow on the Mr & Mrs Tag and adhered it to the bouquet using a mini glue dot. I used a combination of dimensionals, glue dots, and snail to get this card ‘stuck’ together.

The rhinestones added just the right amount of bling to this card. I wanted this card to feel extravagant for this very special milestone. Every intersection on the Tufted embossing folder has a rhinestone, unless that intersection is covered by the bouquet. For the foil on this card, I wanted to maximize the foil I had, so instead of cutting one piece that measured 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, I cut a 3″ strip to cut out the blue frame, and then I cut 1/2″ strips from the remaining 3″ strip to frame the edges. This gives the appearance of a solid card mat behind the white mat, without having to use a lot of foil.

I stamped the Happy Anniversary sentiment with Blueberry Bushel ink, and this card was finished! It actually came together very fast once I knew what I wanted to do, and cut out all the pieces! This card was inspired by a Pinterest pin from Lou Kitzelman. You can see her project here.

Don’t forget, right now during SAB there are so many ways to earn FREE product! You can either Shop, Host, or Join! I’d love to talk to you more about any of these amazing opportunities, just send me a message or click the images below!

       

Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Thick Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Blueberry Bushel Foil: Approx. 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Scraps: Glimmer Paper, Blueberry Bushel Foil, Whisper White

 

Materials:

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