Monday, August 3, 2015

Quick & Easy Watercolor projects for stamp club tonight

Hey stampers!

One of my stamp club members asked if we could learn a few watercolor techniques. Not having any watercolor experience, I went to that great provider of  ideas and techniques, Pinterest, and found what I was looking for!

We'll be making three beautiful projects all inspired (or CASEd) from Pinterest finds and using spritzers and aqua pens for each project.

Floating Reinkers, inspired by Deborah Smart's card (click here to view). Features Shimmery White cardstock with So Saffron, Calypso Coral, and Crisp Cantaloupe reinkers; the Blended bloom was embossed using Melon Mambo ink, Versamark ink, and clear embossing powder. Cardstock is Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral (embossed with large dot textured embossing folder), gold foil vellum, and a scrap of So Saffron for the sentiment, embellished with gold satin ribbon and gold sequin trim.

Watercolor with emboss resist, CASEd from Lisa Young's card (click here to view). Features watercolor paper with Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz reinkers; images embossed with craft white ink and white embossing powder. The Old Olive leaves were stamped after embossing and watercoloring the background. I used Old Olive cut and scored card base with Black cardstock; I stamped the background in Old Olive ink. Like Lisa suggested, I stamped the butterfly on Typeset DSP in Tempting Turquoise and punched it out.

Watercolor and stamping, inspired by Mary Brown's card (click here to view). Features watercolor paper with Pear Pizzazz ink pad; I did as Mary had described--wet the watercolor paper, stamped in Pear Pizzazz, used the aqua pen to wash over those images; next stamped again with Pear Pizzazz but no aqua pen wash. The base is Soft Suede topped with a piece of English Garden DSP; the watercolor panel is adhered on Blackberry Bliss with dimensionals behind it. I stamped the butterfly with Blackberry Bliss and punched it out. I layered ribbons---cut the 1 1/4" burlap ribbon in half (5" gave plenty to secure behind the cardstock), 3/8" blackberry bliss stitched satin ribbon, topped with gold baker's twine.

Stamping is fun!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stampin Up news & class reminder, etc

Hi friends!

A few tidbits of Stampin Up news 50% on a Paper Pumpkin subscription...1 spot open in stamp club beginning August 3rd and a reminder about a "beachy" card class this Thursday -- RSVP today!

It's the last Tuesday in July, enjoy it!!!!

Stampin Up! news

  • Save 50% off the first two months of your new paper Pumpkin subscription; use promo code HALFOFF. And there's more! Choose me as your Stampin Up demo when you subscribe and you get a free crafting night. Bring your kit to my house and get your pumpkin on! Pumpkin kit night is held the last Monday of the month, 7-9pm; the upcoming Pumpkin nights are August 31 and September 30. Click here to subscribe and join the fun. But wait there's more perks for subscribing! Kit subscribers can purchase kit refills and additional kits (while supplies last). Half off offer ends September 10th, sign up today!
  • Want to save a few $$, then check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack. There are more items each week on the Weekly Deals list but quantities are limited. The Clearance Rack has been restocked---get these deals while supplies last, Shop Today!
  • The new annual catalog is here and it's fabulous--I'd love to give you a copy, just ask! The Holiday catalog launches on September 1st. Contact me today to reserve your copy!

Class Schedule
  • Let's get Beachy! Card class featuring Wetlands stamp set, Thursday July 30th; 7 to 9pm. Make 4 cards (2 each of 2 designs) your choice whether birthday or sympathy/thinking of you sentiments. Tuition is $10 (or free with minimum order)
  • August 11 stamp class featuring the Sheltering tree stamp set with fun folds7 to 9pm. Make 4 cards (2 each of 2 designs); tuition is $10 (or free with minimum order).