September Fresh Card Making Ideas-Painting with Crystal Effects

Crystal Effects has returned in the Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
I couldn't wait to play with Crystal Effects as it was one of my all-time favorite crafting tools.
 
For my September Fresh Card Making projects, I decided to "paint" using Crystal Effects.
 
The first project will feature the Faux Canvas Technique.
 
Crystal Effects Faux Canvas closeup
 
The second project will feature Crystal Effects mixed with Pigment Sprinkles for an abstract landscape.
 
Pigment Sprinkles and Crystal Effects Landscape
The possibilities are endless for creating your own little works of art!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature painting with Crystal Effects.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 24, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 24 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Happy Stampin'!

Torn Paper Mountainscape

Mountain scapes

Here's a companion piece to the torn seascape card featured HERE.

I live in the mountains of southern Colorado, so this is my daily view!

Steps to create this card were the same as the seascape card.  I just used different colors of torn papers to create my landscape.

As with the original, everything was embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Accessories: 1" circle punch, post-it-note, sponges, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Die, Subtle Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Torn Paper Seascape

Subtle torn sea

This is one of my favorite cards, and it was so easy to create.

The landscape possibilities are endless!

The hardest part of this card is tearing the paper.

I know this is hard for many of us.  I tell my Ladies to just breath and tear!

After the piece was put together, I embossed everything using Subtle, my new favorite embossing folder.

It just adds the right amount of texture to finish the card.

Here's how:

  1. Cut rectangle frame out of Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot and 2 nested Stitched Rectangle dies.
  2. Create seascape out of torn pieces of Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Seaside Spray, Pool Party, Whisper White, and Purple Posy card stock. Cut strips measuring approx. 2 3/8” x 1 ¼”.  Tear one long edge of each of the strips.
  3. Build the seascape on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 3 5/8” x 2 3/8”. Layer from the bottom up by positioning the Night of Navy strip first.   Apply SNAIL Adhesive to the bottom of the strip only.  Next, apply SNAIL Adhesive to the bottom of the strip of the Pacific Point.  Slip it behind the Night of Navy.  Keep building the layers by adding SNAIL to the bottoms of the strips of Seaside Spray, Whisper White. You will end with the Purple Posy mountains.
  4. To create a mask, punch a hole in a post-it-note using 1 ¼” circle punch. Slip the circle stencil behind the Purple Posy mountains and sponge on Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral inks creating the sunset.
  5. Place the punched post-it-note circle over the sun. Sponge Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, and Pacific Point inks to create the sky.
  6. Emboss the finished seascape using the Big Shot and Subtle embossing folder. Emboss the fame using the Big Shot and Subtle embossing folder.  Emboss the Whisper White card base using the Big Shot and Subtle embossing folder.
  7. Stamp the greeting in Night of Navy ink using the Stamparatus for placement.
  8. Attach the seascape onto the card base. Add the frame using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up to complete.

Subtle Embossing Folder

Subtle embossing folder

 

 

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Seaside Spray, Pool Party, Purple Posy

Accessories: Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, post-it-note, 1 ¼” circle punch, sponges, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Feels Like Frost-Sign Up to Receive my September Newsletter

Sept 2019 sampler

Feels Like Frost Suite Bundle

This beautiful winter-themed suite includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper, and embellishments.

The Frosted Foliage Bundle includes the Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set and the Frosted Frames Dies.

Projects using items from the suite will be featured in my September 2019 newsletter.

Just in time to get started on those holiday cards!

Techniques will include emboss and sponge resist, plus an quick and easy 5-minute card idea.

Want to learn more?

My September 2019 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on Setpember 10.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 10, 2019.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

Feels Like Frost Suite

Feels like FrostThe Feels Like Frost Suite Bundle gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase.

It includes the stamp set and tool bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items listed.

The Feels Like Frost Suite Bundle includes


 Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
 Frosted Frames Dies (10% off)
 Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper
 Seaside Spray 1/4" (6.4 mm) Metallic Ribbon
 Shimmery Crystal Effects
 Ice Stampin’ Glitter

Frosted Foliage Bundle

Frosted Foliage Bundle

The Frosted Foliage Bundle includes the Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set and the Frosted Frames Dies.

Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set
Spread a little yuletide cheer with beautiful Christmas cards and projects made using the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set. The delicate images and warm sentiments will light up the season for those you love.

Frosted Frames Dies
Create custom winter and Christmas die-cut frames in record time using 5 Frosted Frames Dies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Last Days to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons

Bonus days redemptionDid you earn  Bonus Day coupons in July?

If so, August 31 is the last day to  redeem them!

You should have received an e mail from Stampin' Up! with your Bonus Day Coupon codes.

Just log into your SU! account and add items to your basket.

When you are ready to check out, simply enter your coupon codes into the Manage Coupon Codes Box.

Bonus Day redemption instructionsClick Here for instructions in a pdf format

Be sure to redeem the coupons before August 31.

Let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

 

Happy Stampin'!

Tie-Dye using Pigment Sprinkles

Bee Thankful Tie DyeDisinfectant Wipes Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background

My August Fresh Ideas Newsletter featured the Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background Technique using everyday household items such as tissue paper and disinfectant wipes. 

Baby wipes would also work, but I like the texture of the disinfectant wipes. 

Looks like honeycomb!

Here's another tie-dye background that I paired with the stamp Bee Thankful colored in with a variety of Stampin' Blends.

It's easy to create bright and vivid backgrounds with this technique.

If you'd like to learn more, please add your name to my mailing list (sign-up box is in the upper right-hand corner of this page) between August 26-September 3.

You will receive my Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background Tutorial in a pdf format. 

It will arrive approximately 10 minutes after the sign up process has been completed.

As an added bonus, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Hope to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!

Blends Ombre Bee Thankful Part 2

Pool Party  Night of NavyPool Party, Night of Navy Blends Ombre

Mint macaron bermuda bayMint Macaron, Bermuda Bay Blends Ombre

Create happy, colorful (and quick), ombre thank you cards using Stampin' Blends and the cute stamp set Bee Thankful.

All you need are 3 colors of coordinating Stampin' Blends.

Light, medium, and dark.

Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black or Black Stazon inks.

As always, I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.

Then color the top parts of the image using the lightest Blend.

Move onto the middle parts of the image using the medium Blend.

Finish the bottom parts of the image using the darkest Blend.

That's it!

After coloring the images, I ran the card front through my die-cut machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Its gives the image the look of linen paper. 

The Subtle Embossing Folder has now become my favorite!

Bee Thankful

Bee ThankfulSubtle Embossing Folder

Subtle embossing folder

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bee Thankful

Ink: Black Memento, various Stampin' Blends

Paper: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Shimmery White (card 1)Bermuda Bay, Whisper White (card 2)

Accessories: Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, enamel shapes from my stash, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Flirty Flamingo  Highland Heather ombre
Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Flirty Flamingo  Poppy Parade ombreFlirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Create happy, colorful (and quick), ombre thank you cards using Stampin' Blends and the cute stamp set Bee Thankful.

All you need are 3 colors of coordinating Stampin' Blends.

Light, medium, and dark.

Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black or Black Stazon inks.

As always, I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.

Then color the top parts of the image using the lightest Blend.

Move onto the middle parts of the image using the medium Blend.

Finish the bottom parts of the image using the darkest Blend.

That's it!

After coloring the images, I ran the card front through my die-cut machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Its gives the image the look of linen paper. 

The Subtle Embossing Folder has now become my favorite!

Bee Thankful

Bee ThankfulSubtle Embossing Folder

Subtle embossing folder

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bee Thankful

Ink: Black Memento, various Stampin' Blends

Paper: Blushing Bride, Purple Posy (card 1) Poppy Parade (card 2), Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, enamel shapes from my stash, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

August Fresh Card Making Ideas-Tie Dye Using Pigment Sprinkles


Tie Dye
Tissue Paper Tie-Dye

Crystal pigment backgroundDisinfectant Wipes Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye-a call back to the 60's!

Combine the rich, vibrant colors of Stampin' Up!'s Pigment Sprinkles with some everyday household items like tissue paper and disinfectant wipes (baby wipes would work too!)

Super easy, a little messy, but the possibilities are endless as each one will come out different!

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on August 20, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on August 20 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!

Perennial Essence Friend Like You Thinking of You

Perennial EssencePerennial Essence Friend Like You Thinking of You

A quick and easy card using one of the pretty designs found in the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper and the flower die-cut from Friendly Silhouettes.

The flowers were cut out of Granny Apple Green card stock.  The greeting is from Butterfly Galore and was stamped using the Stamparatus in Blackberry Bliss ink.

The dragonflies were cut from another piece of the Perennial Essence paper.

Friend Like You

Friend Like You Bundle

Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Perennial essence dsp

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Galore

Ink: Blackberry Bliss

Paper: Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Friendly Silhouettes Die, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Friend Like You-Sign Up to Receive my August Newsletter

Friend Like You Sampler

Friend Like You Bundle.

Friend Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set
Palm trees, dragonflies, reeds . . . create tranquil lakeside scenes with the Friend Like You Stamp Set.

Friendly Silhouettes Dies
Create die-cut silhouettes of palm trees and grass in record time using the Friendly Silhouettes Dies.

When the images and die cuts are combined with backgrounds made using Pigment Sprinkles or the Acrylic Block Background Technique, you'll create stunning

and colorful projects!

Want to learn more?

My August 2019 newsletter hit e mail in boxes on August 6.

But, it's not too late to receive your own copy.

Just add your name to my mailing list.

To do this, simply use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

Friend Like You Bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Happy Stampin'!

Neon Chalk Dandelion Wishes

Neon Chalk

Neon Chalk Technique

Here's a quick and easy idea to bring vivid colors to your card project!

All you need is a heat embossed image and Stampin' Blends!

Here's how:

  1. Swipe Basic Black card front using the Embossing Buddy. Stamp flowers from Dandelion Wishes using Versamark.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.
  2. Color parts of the flowers using Stampin’ Blends.
  3. Swipe Basic Black scrap paper using the Embossing Buddy. Stamp greeting from Dandelion Wishes using Versamark. Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.  If desired, color in the greeting using Stampin’ Blends.
  4. Punch greeting using 1 ¾” circle punch. Punch a mat out of Melon Mambo card stock using 2” circle punch. Layer the two circles.
  5. Attach card front to Melon Mambo mat. Attach to Whisper White card front. Attach greeting to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up to complete.

Stampin' Blends

Stampin Blends

 

Stamp Set: Dandelion Wishes

Ink: Versamark, various Stampin’ Blends

Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, white embossing folder, 1 ¾ and 2” circle punches, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Pigment Sprinkles Daisy Delight Bookmarks

Bookmark

I made these pretty bookmarks using Pigment Sprinkles combined with Daisy Delight stamp set to give as thank you gifts for an upcoming workshop.

They were simple to create, each becoming their own little piece of artwork.

Here's how:

  1. Lightly sprinkle Pigment Sprinkles onto a strip of watercolor paper.  Remember, a little goes a long way with the Sprinkles.
  2. Spritz the daisy from Daisy Delight with water and stamp onto the watercolor paper.  The water will activate the Sprinkles.  Let the stamp set for a few seconds, then lift. 
  3. Repeat for additional daisies.
  4. Sprinkle a small amount of Granny Smith Green Sprinkles in blank spaces on the watercolor paper.  Spritz the leaf from Daisy Delight with water and stamp.  Let the stamp set for a few seconds, then lift.  Repeat for additional leaves.  Set aside to dry.
  5.  Once the pieces have dried, mat to coordinating card stock.  Stamp the greeting from Daisy Delight on the back.  Punch a small hole in the top of the bookmark and add a coordinating ribbon.  Add Perennial Essence Floral Centers to each of the flowers to complete.

Bookmark close up

Bookmark back

Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment sprinkles

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Daisy Delight

Ink: Gorgeous Grape

Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Granny Smith Green, Mango Melody, watercolor

Accessories: Pigment Sprinkles, spritzer bottle with water, hole punch, ribbon, Perennial Essence Floral Centers

Happy Stampin'!

Bonus Days Redemption August 1-31

Bonus days redemptionDid you earn  Bonus Day coupons in July?

If so, August is time to redeem them!

You should have received an e mail from Stampin' Up! with your Bonus Day Coupon codes.

Just log into your SU! account and add items to your basket.

When you are ready to check out, simply enter your coupon codes into the Manage Coupon Codes Box.

Bonus Day redemption instructionsClick Here for instructions in a pdf format

Be sure to redeem the coupons before August 31.

Let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

 

Happy Stampin'!

See a Silhouette Garden Party Sign

Garden party 2

Garden party

We have a platform with steps going down towards the creek that runs through our property.  It was here when we moved in 9 years ago.  It's kind of odd, and the placement on the property is a little strange, but we've grown to like it.  We don't use the steps, so every summer, I plant flowers in pots and place them on the steps.  Mixed in is my collection of quirky metal yard art animals. 

This year, I thought to myself, "this looks like the critters have gathered for a garden party."

So, I thought I needed to create a little garden party sign.

I spray painted a piece of scrap wood.  Then, I cut out the letters and butterflies out of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper using my Big Shot, Large Letters and Butterfly Dies.

I glued them to the wood using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, then sprayed a sealant over the whole thing.

My husband attached the sign to the bottom step using screws.

Easy and fun!

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Today is the Final Day of Bonus Days

Bonus Days

Today and tomorrow are the final days to take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion.
Through July 31, for every $50 spent (before taxes and shipping), you'll earn a $5 Bonus Day coupon to spend August 1-31.
Coupon codes will be sent via e mail after a qualifying order has been placed.
Please check your spam folder if you do not receive an email with the coupon number. 
Please save the coupon number(s) so they can be redeemed in August.

 Let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com
 
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Perennial Essence 5 Minute Cards

Perennial Essence

Perennial essence 1

Perennial essence 2

Sometimes you just need a quick card.

I created these 5 minute cards by using the pretty designs in the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Perennial essence dsp

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Gala

Ink: Blackberry Bliss

Paper:  Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

July Fresh Card Making Ideas-Rolling Cards

Rolling Cards!

Rolling cardAnimal Outing Rolling Card

Rolling cardStained Glass Rolling Card

Super easy and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Rolling Card Technique.

The tutorial will feature two designs.

One made using the  Animal Outing stamp set.  We are expecting our second grand baby the end of August, so I created this card to welcome him into the world!

The  second card was made using the stamp set Painted Glass and Stampin' Blends.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on July 23, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on July 23 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!