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November 2016

Flurry of Wishes-Emboss Resist Meets Clear-Block Stamping

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Here's another take on the Emboss Resist Technique. 

This card combines the Emboss Resist and Clear Block stamping techniques!

I first created by clear block background by dabbing Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder and Night of Navy inks onto my clear block "E".  I spritzed it with water so the inks would run and pool and then stamped it onto my Whisper White card front.  I let it sit on the paper for a few seconds.  I then removed the block and let the paper dry completely. 

(It is important to make sure the paper is totally dry before moving onto the next embossing step.  If you don't, when you add the white embossing powder and emboss, your background may turn white wear the paper was wet.)

Next, I stamped the snowflakes from Flurry of Wishes using Versamark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  I sponged on a little extra ink around the embossed images, then buffed them off with a tissue.  This makes the embossed images pop.

I added rhinestones that had been colored with a purple sharpie to the centers of each snowflake.  I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the background for a little extra shimmer.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Flurry of Wishes

Ink: Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, white embossing powder, clear block "E", Stampin' Spritzer with water, sponge, rhinestones, purple sharpie

Happy Stampin'!

Emboss Resist Flurry of Wishes

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One of my favorite stamping techniques is Emboss Resist. 

It is one of those WOW techniques, but it is so simple to do!

For this card, I started by stamping the snowflakes from Flurry of Wishes onto my Whisper White card front using Versamark ink and heat embossed the images using white embossing powder.  Then, I simply added Island Indigo, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder inks over the embossed images.  For the centers of the snowflakes, I used a sponge dauber and Island Indigo.  For the rest of the background, I used a sponge to add Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder.  Once I was done, I buffed the embossed images with a tissue.  This removes the ink from the embossing and makes the image really pop!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Flurry of Wishes

Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, white embossing powder, Sponge Dauber, sponge, rhinestones

 

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Lovely as a Tree

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We finally have had a taste of winter here in the mountains of southern Colorado.  We've also had a little snow.  Just enough to cover the ground, then melt away a couple hours later as the sun came out.  But, we'll take whatever moisture we can get! 

This card was inspired by our little taste of winter.

The background was created by dabbing Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder and Night of Navy inks onto my clear block "H", spritzing it with water so the inks begin to run and pool, and then stamping it onto my Whisper White card front.  Once dry, I stamped the trees from Lovely as a Tree using Night of Navy.  The greeting comes from Greetings from Santa.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the background for a little winter shimmer!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Greetings from Santa

Ink: Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories: clear block "H", Stampin' Spritzer with water, clear Wink of Stella

 

Happy Stampin'!

Online Extravaganza November 21-28

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STAMPIN’ UP! ON-LINE EXTRAVAGANZA SALE STARTS TODAY!  Up to 40% off on select items.

 This online super sale will run from November 21 to November 28.

 It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends! Or to replenish your own stampin' stash!

This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first (TODAY – Nov. 21) and last (Nov. 28) day of the promotion with special product discounts only available that day!

Click HERE to print and view the sale flyer:

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 OR Shop 24/7 HERE

Happy Shopping!

Happy Stampin'!

Lovely as a Tree Fall Sunrise

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The inspiration for this card was this morning's sunrise!

Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist and Old Olive inks were dabbed onto clear block "H", spritzed with water, then stamped onto my Whisper White card front.  After the ink dried, I stamped Lovely as a Tree using Soft Suede ink.

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Thank You Kindly

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Soft Suede

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede

Accessories: Clear Block "H", Stampin' Spritzer with water

Happy Stampin'!

Thoughtful Branches Note of Thanks

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Here is another clean and simple thank you card I created using the leaf from Thoughtful Branches along with the clear-block stamping technique.

I simply dabbed Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry inks on to my clear block "H ".  I spritzed it with water so the ink would pool and run, then stamped it onto my Whisper White card front.  After the ink dried, I stamped the leaf using Early Espresso ink.  To finish, I added a little clear Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.

Happy Stampin'!

Floral Boutique Christmas Ornaments

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Here's one more idea for using the pretty Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper for a non traditional Christmas card. 

Christmas Ornaments made using the Balloon Framelits dies.

The snowflakes were cut using the Flourish Thinlits dies.

The greeting is from Wondrous Wreath.

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Shimmer White, Whisper White, Floral Boutique DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Balloon Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, pearls, blue Sharpie pen

Happy Stampin'!

Design Process for the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper

A couple of days ago I shared a quick and easy thank you card I made using one of the designs in Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.

This paper is so pretty and elegant. 

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Awhile back, Stampin' Up! shared a video showing product designer Sarah Webb's design process for creating this blue and white paper with a hand painted watercolor feel.

I thought I'd share it with you here:

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Here are some ideas for using this pretty paper:

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Happy Stampin'!

A Note of Thanks

Life has been a struggle the last few months, so I haven't been able to do much stamping.

My mother in law passed away on Oct 27 after a brief illness.  We've been busy with her care, then the funeral and out of town guests. She fought a brave battle and is now at peace.

And amidst all of that, we were evacuated from our home due to the Junkins Fire.  We are back home now, and the fire is 100% contained.  The mountainside behind our house is still smoldering as it won't be completely out until we get some good moisture.  We are doing our snow dance!

One bright spot was the birth of our first granddaughter, Madysen Amy, on Oct 11.

Life goes on!

We have so many people to thank for their kindness during my mother in law's illness.  Plus, we received so much help and many beautiful flowers for her funeral service.  Because of that, I needed to make some quick and easy thank you cards to send out pronto. 

These are two of the designs I created.  I simply punched out squares from pretty designer paper using my retired postage stamp punch, matted them to some coordinating card stock and layered them to a clean and simple card base. 

For the first card, I used Floral Boutique DSP, and for the second, I used Presents and Pine Cones DSP.  The greeting comes from the retired stamp set Thank You Kindly. 

 

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Happy Stampin'!

Stitched from the Heart-Select Stamp Sets are 25% Off!

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For the month of November, Stampin' Up! is offering the following stamp sets at 25% off!

(And don't forget, the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies coordinate with these stamp sets perfectly!)

Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies-set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $30 USD/$40 CAD No discount
142069 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set $27 USD/$35 CAD $20.25 USD/$26.25 CAD
143269 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set $19 USD/$25 CAD $14.25 USD/$18.75 CAD
142114 (HC p. 15) Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/$26 CAD $15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
142049 (HC p. 19) Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set $35 USD/$43 CAD $26.25 USD/$32.25 CAD
142142 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set $23 USD/$30 CAD $17.25 USD/$22.50 CAD
142145 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set $17 USD/$22 CAD $12.75 USD/$16.50 CAD
142180 (HC p. 33) Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/$26 CAD $15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
142206 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set $28 USD/$36 CAD $21 USD/$27 CAD
142209 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set $20 USD/$27 CAD $15 USD/$20.25 CAD
140386 (AC p. 31) Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/$26 CAD $15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
141859 (AC p. 61) Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set $26 USD/$32 CAD $19.50 USD/$24 CAD
141784 (AC p. 139) Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/$26 CAD $15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD


AC refers to the annual catalog; HC refers to the holiday catalog.

 
Happy Stampin'!

Stitched Shaped Framelits and Coordinating Stamp Sets

 

Beginning November 1, you can purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog.

These new framelits create a sweet stitched edging to classic shapes that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares, Circles and Ovals Dies.

Be sure to watch the video below for tips and ideas on how to use these fun accessories!

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And to help you bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin' Up! is offering the following coordinating stamp sets at 25% off now through November 30!


Click here to view the Stitched Shapes sales flyer

 

Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies-set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $30 USD/$40 CAD No discount
142069 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set $27 USD/$35 CAD $20.25 USD/$26.25 CAD
143269 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set $19 USD/$25 CAD $14.25 USD/$18.75 CAD
142114 (HC p. 15) Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/$26 CAD $15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
142049 (HC p. 19) Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set $35 USD/$43 CAD $26.25 USD/$32.25 CAD
142142 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set $23 USD/$30 CAD $17.25 USD/$22.50 CAD
142145 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set $17 USD/$22 CAD $12.75 USD/$16.50 CAD
142180 (HC p. 33) Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/$26 CAD $15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
142206 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set $28 USD/$36 CAD $21 USD/$27 CAD
142209 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set $20 USD/$27 CAD $15 USD/$20.25 CAD
140386 (AC p. 31) Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/$26 CAD $15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
141859 (AC p. 61) Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set $26 USD/$32 CAD $19.50 USD/$24 CAD
141784 (AC p. 139) Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/$26 CAD $15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD


AC refers to the annual catalog; HC refers to the holiday catalog.

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!