November Fresh Ideas-Retiform or Grid Technique

 

Retifrom

Sponge a grid pattern onto your card stock, then stamp images inside the grid sections.
 
The grid pattern doesn't need to be straight lines, so try creating different angles.
 
That's it!
 
The grid pattern possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Retiform or Grid Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 26, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 26 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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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.

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Anne

Retiform in purple

Geared Up Garage retiform

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Online Extravaganza Nov 20-22

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Snow Globe Mercury Acetate and Blends Background

Mercury Acetate Bears

Have you seen the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog?

I overlooked it a few times as it really isn't prominent in the samples.

But, it is really cool stuff!

I provides easy backgrounds that add that WOW factor!

So, what is it?

According to Wikipedia, "Mercury glass (or silvered glass) is glass that was blown double walled, then silvered between the layers with a liquid silvering solution, and sealed.  Although mercury was originally used to provide the reflective coating for mirrors, elemental mercury was never used to create tableware."

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Designer Acetate features a faux mercury glass look on translucent paper.

To get different effects, place it over different colored card stock. 

Or, you can also color the back of the paper using Blends like I did for this card. 

The color will show through the clear parts of the acetate. 

Since Blends are alcohol based, the ink will dry fairly quickly.

The possibilities are endless!

Just a note, there is a clear film covering the back side of the acetate that should be removed in order to get the full effect.

It is a little hard to get started.  I slightly bent one of the corners of the acetate, then used my Take Your Pick Tool to work the film free. 

Then, you can peel it away. 

I  peeled just enough away to cut my 4" x 3 1/4" piece needed for this card.  Then, I moved the film back over the rest of the sheet until I need it for another project.

The Designer Acetate comes in a pack of 4- 12" x 12" sheets, 2 each of 2 designs.

Fun!

Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

Mercury glass designer acetate

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Cajun Craze

Stampin' Blends: Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Calypso Coral, Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Die, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Towel Background-Winter Woods

Paper towel background winter woods

Recycle and reuse!

I always try to use the paper towels in my crafting that I've used to blot the color from Pigment Sprinkles, watercolor, or after cleaning stamps.

That was the case with this card.

I incorporated the paper towel I used to blot the Pigment Sprinkles from this Winter Woods card HERE.

I separated the plys, using 1 and saving the other for another creation.

I glued it to a piece of Whisper White card stock, then cut it down to the size I needed.

The trees were cut out of Early Espresso card stock using my Big Shot and In the Woods Die.

I added the Early Espresso landscape, also cut out using the In the Woods Die.

The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings stamped in Early Espresso ink using the Stamparatus.

In the Woods Dies

In the Woods Die

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Mango Melody, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

Accessories: Pigment Sprinkles, paper towel, Big Shot, In the Woods Die, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Emboss Resist Winter Woods

Emboss resist winter woods

 

Embos resist pigment sprinkles

Winter Woods is one of my favorite stamp sets. 

This grove of trees is perfect for my setting in the mountains of southern Colorado.

For these cards I used the Emboss Resist Technique.

Stamp the image in Early Espresso and heat emboss using clear embossing powder.

Then, add color to the background.  The ink will resist where the image has been embossed.

For the first card, I sponged on Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral inks on Shimmery White card stock.

For the second card, I added Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles.

I added Copper Foil landscape cut using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die.

The greeting comes Itty Bitty Greetings and was heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

Winter Woods

Winter Woods

Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment sprinkles

 

 

Paper Card 1: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Shimmery White, Copper Foil

Paper Card 2: So Saffron, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, Copper Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, In the Woods Die, sponge, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, copper embossing powder, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Incredible White Masking Winter Woods

Masking winter woods

Masking winter woods in blues and purples

I found this idea shared by Tina Wardell using a fluid masking product to mask the aspen trees found in Winter Woods, allowing you to add color behind the trunks without getting color on the trunks.

I thought it was such a cool idea that I immediately started searching for where I could purchase the product.

I found an Incredible White Masking kit at our local arts and crafts store in the watercolor painting supply aisle.

The kit comes with the instructions, fluid, brush and eraser.

I actually used a small paint brush I had in my stash, and I did not erase the masking fluid when everything was dry.

I found that the eraser also took some of the paper off with it.  By not erasing it, your project is left with a cool texture on the trunks.

I CASED Tina's design on the first card using Mango Melody with a touch of Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles. 

For the second card, I used Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp tree trunks from Winter Woods onto watercolor paper using Stazon ink. Use the Stamparatus so you get a good stamped image. Place a post-it-note to mask the bottom of the stamped image, and move the Stamparatus up one notch.  Stamp to get taller trees.
  2. With a small paint brush, apply the Incredible White Mask over the stamped trunks. Set aside to dry for a few minutes.
  3. Sprinkle Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles over the watercolor paper. Spritz with water to activate the sprinkles.  Let them pool and run, soaking into the paper for a few seconds.  Dab with paper towel, and set aside to dry completely. The Incredible White Mask will mask the Sprinkles from coloring the stamped trees.
  4. Stamp the landscape from Winter Woods at the bottom of the trunks using Early Espresso ink. Stamp the tops of the tree image using Old Olive and Early Espresso inks.
  5. Attach to Basic Black mat.
  6. Stamp greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings onto Very Vanilla card base using Memento Black and the Stamparatus. Attach card front to base to complete.

Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment sprinkles

Winter Woods

Winter Woods

 

 

Card 1 Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Winter Woods, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Stazon, Memento Black, Early Espresso, Old Olive

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, watercolor

Accessories: Incredible White Mask , post-it-note, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles, spritzer bottle with water, paint brush, Stamparatus

Card 2 Supplies

Stamp Sets: Winter Woods, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Stazon, Memento Black,  Early Espresso, Old Olive

Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, watercolor

Accessories: Incredible White Mask , post-it-note, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles, spritzer bottle with water, paint brush, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Brightly Gleaming Bundle-Sign Up to Receive my November Newsletter

Brightly gleaming sampler nov 2019

Brightly Gleaming Bundle

Deck the halls this year with the gorgeously detailed ornaments and other images found in the Christmas Ornaments stamp set.

Cut fun Christmas ornaments using the coordinating punches found in the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack.

Make your projects shine with the beautiful copper-foil designs in the Gleaming Ornaments Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

Combine it all with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder, copper foil accents, and ribbon and your holiday projects will truly sparkle!

Projects using items from this bundle will be featured in my November 2019 newsletter.

Just in time to get started on those holiday cards!

Want to learn more?

My November 2019 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 12, 2019.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 12, 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

Brightly Gleaming Bundle

Brightly Gleaming Bundle

Happy Stampin'!

November News from Stampin' Up!

Happy November!

Here's what's new at Stampin' Up!

Christmastime Suite

Christmastime Suite

We hope you're ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well...here!  This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available while supplies last only.

Christmastime suite bundle#153947, $112.50

Items can also be purchased separately.

Christmastime productsFor more ideas, please watch the Christmastime Suite video:

Christmastime video Scrolly

The New Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer is Here!

Paper trimmer

Paper Trimmer, #152392, $25.00

-15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2"

-Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade

(Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.  Cutting Blades Multipack (contains 4 blades) will be $12.00)

-Includes imperial and metric measurements

-Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.

-Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.

-Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

ScrollyPlease let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great November!

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Halloween-Tangled Pumpkin

Tangled Pumpkin

Stamp Set: Good Greetings

Ink: Uni-Ball Deluxe Fine pen, Pumpkin Pie

Paper: Basic Black,Pumpkin Pie, Bristol Vellum

Tangle patterns: Beelight, Cheesecloth and Cadent

Pumpkin was drawn free hand.  Whew!  That was the toughest part of this project as I am terrible at drawing!  Had to surf the internet to get instructions on how to draw a pumpkin. 

Happy Stampin'!

Feels Like Frost 5 Minute Christmas Cards

Feels Like Frost 5 minute Christmas Card

5 minute Christmas Card

Just like I did with the 5 Minute Thank You Cards HERE, I let the pretty Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper do the heavy lifting with these quick and easy Christmas cards.

Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Feels Like Frost 6x6 DSP

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Still Scenes

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Rococco Rose (card 1), Night of Navy, Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Feels Like Frost 5 Minute Thank You Cards

5 minute thank you card

Feels Like Frost 5 minute thank you card

The Feels Like Frost Designer Paper is the go-to when you need quick thank you cards!

Add a greeting, and you're good to go in these truly 5 minute (or less!) card creations.

Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Feels Like Frost 6x6 DSP

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Gala

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper:  Night of Navy (card 1), Pretty Purple Posy (card 2), Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

October Fresh Card Making Ideas-Four Seasons of a Tree

4 seasons of trees

Add great texture to your projects by applying Embossing Paste over a Decorative Mask!

Embossing Paste is easy to use.  Color can easily be added to the mix for an endless supply of possibilities!

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks made to create Four Seasons of a Tree cards.

Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer-a forest filled with changing colors!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 22, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on October 22 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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 White Embossing Paste

Shimmer embossing paste

Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Towel Background Christmas Pocketful of Happiness

Paper towel background christmas

I always try to recycle and reuse my crafting tools.

This includes the paper towels that I use to wipe off stamps, the Stamparatus plates, or to dab my watercolor projects.

This was the case with this piece of paper towel. 

I can't remember what project I was using it for, but it obviously had shades of green.  I usually save the paper towels, and have a big stack of them to use in future projects.

I decided to use it to make a Christmas pocket full of snowflakes using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set and coordinating Pocket Die.

(To see more of my recycle and reuse projects, please visit my Recycle and Reuse Page HERE.)

Here's how:

  1. If the paper towel you are going to use has plys, separate them so you are only using 1 ply.  Save the remaining plys for other projects.  You'll need to place the paper towel on a sturdy background so you will be able to cut it down to the size you want, plus cut it with the die and die-cut machine.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and a piece of Adhesive Sheet.  If you don't have Adhesive Sheets, you could use a glue stick or xyron machine.  You just need the card stock base to have some sticky so the paper towel will adhere to it.
  2. Stamp the image from Pocketful of Happiness using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.  The paper towel has texture, so you'll probably need to stamp it a couple times to get a complete image.
  3.  Cut the pocket out using the Pocket Die and die-cut machine.
  4. Fold the tabs along the score lines and apply Tear and Tape Adhesive.  Peel the backing off the Tear and Tape and place on Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series paper card front.  Attach to Gold Foil mat.  Attach to Night of Navy card base.
  5.  Cut snowflakes out of Gold Foil paper using a die-cut machine and Frosted Frames Die.  Slip snowflakes behind the  pocket, using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.
  6. Stamp greeting from Christmas Deer on scrap piece of Gold Foil paper using Night of Navy ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and clear embossing powder.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.  Add Metallic Pearls to complete.

Pocketful of Happiness

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Pocket Dies

Pocket dies

Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper


Wrapped in plaid

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Pocketful of Happiness, Christmas Deer

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil

Accessories: paper towel,  Adhesive Sheet, Stamparatus,  Big Shot, Pocket and Frosted Frames Dies, Tear and Tape Adhesive,  Mini Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Towel Background Pocketful of Happiness

Paper towel background

I always try to recycle and reuse my crafting tools.

This includes the paper towels that I use to wipe off stamps, the Stamparatus plates, or to dab my watercolor projects.

This was the case with a piece of paper towel I had used to dab Pigment Sprinkles. 

I was using the Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Sprinkles, so I was left with a pretty and bright paper towel with a tie-dye effect.

I decided to use it to make a bright and cheery pocket of flowers using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set and coordinating Pocket Die.

Here's how:

  1. If the paper towel you are going to use has plys, separate them so you are only using 1 ply.  Save the remaining plys for other projects.  You'll need to place the paper towel on a sturdy background so you will be able to cut it down to the size you want, plus cut it with the die and die-cut machine.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and a piece of Adhesive Sheet.  If you don't have Adhesive Sheets, you could use a glue stick or xyron machine.  You just need the card stock base to have some sticky so the paper towel will adhere to it.
  2. Stamp the image from Pocketful of Happiness using Early Espresso ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.  The paper towel has texture, so you'll probably need to stamp it a couple times to get a complete image.
  3.  Cut the pocket out using the Pocket Die and die-cut machine.
  4. Fold the tabs along the score lines and apply Tear and Tape Adhesive.  Peel the backing off the Tear and Tape and place on Soft Suede card base.
  5.  Stamp flowers on So Saffron card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Color flowers and leaves using Stampin' Blends or Stampin' Write Markers.  Fussy cut using a pair of scissors.  Slip flowers behind pocket, using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.
  6. Stamp greeting on So Saffron card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out using a 1 3/8" circle punch.  Attach to front of pocket to complete.

Pocketful of Happiness

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Pocket Dies

Pocket dies

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Pocketful of Happiness

Ink: Early Espresso, assorted Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Whisper White

Accessories: paper towel, Pigment Sprinkles for the paper towel background, Adhesive Sheet, Stamparatus,  Big Shot, Pocket Die, Tear and Tape Adhesive, 1 3/8" circle punch, Mini Dimensionals

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Leaf and Sprig Punches Christmas Wreath

Leaf punch christmas wreathHere's the companion wreath to my punched fall wreath

This one is just in time for Christmas!

Just change the colors, and you have an easy to create Christmas wreath.

Here's how!

  1. Create base for wreath by nesting 2 circle dies on Shaded Spruce card stock and cut out using the Big Shot to create a ring.
  2. Punch 10 Shaded Spruce and 10 Garden Green leaves using the Leaf punch. Cut 5 gold foil and 5 Cherry Cobbler springs using the Sprig Punch.
  3. Emboss the punched leaves using the Big Shot and Subtle Embossing Folder for added texture.
  4. Apply SNAIL Adhesive on Shaded Spruce ring. Attach leaves around the ring, alternating colors.  Slip the springs in between the leaves using SNAIL Adhesive on the stems.
  5. Attach a piece of Wrapped in Plaid 6" x6 " Designer Series Paper to Gold Foil mat.  Attach to Shaded Spruce card base
  6. Tie a piece of ribbon around the bottom of the wreath using a Mini Glue Dot.  For the sample, I used a piece of Shimmer Gold ribbon from my stash.
  7. Attach wreath to card front using Mini Dimensionals placed around the ring.
  8. Swipe Embossing Buddy over a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. Stamp greeting from Christmas Quilt (retired)  using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and clear embossing powder.  Banner cut the ends using the Hexagon punch.   Curl ends using a pair of scissors. Attach to wreath using Mini Dimensionals.

Leaf Punch

Leaf punch

Sprig Punch

Sprig punch

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Christmas Quilt

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil Sheets, Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Leaf and Spring Punches, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, clear embossing powder, ribbon from my stash, Mini Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot.

Happy Stampin'!

Leaf Punch Fall Wreath

Painted Harvest WreathHappy Fall!

It's easy to celebrate the change in seasons by using the Leaf Punch to create this fall-inspired wreath!

(Inspiration came from Pinterest, but can't remember who.)

Here's how:

  1. Create base for wreath by nesting 2 circle dies on Merry Merlot card stock and cut out using the Big Shot to create a ring.
  2. Punch 10 Merry Merlot and 10 Cajun Craze leaves using the Leaf punch. Cut 5 copper foil leaves using the leaf die from Frosted Frames Dies. Option: emboss the leaves using the Big Shot and Subtle Embossing Folder for added texture.
  3. Apply SNAIL Adhesive on Merry Merlot ring. Attach leaves around the ring, alternating colors.  Slip the leaves in between the leaves using SNAIL Adhesive on the stems.
  4. Brayer Gray Granite and Soft Suede ink on the inside of the Hardwood Embossing Folder. Emboss Crumb Cake card stock, transferring the brayered ink onto the card stock.  Attach to Merry Merlot card base.
  5. Tie a piece of ribbon around the bottom of the wreath. For the sample, I used Crumb Cake Linen ribbon (retired), but you could use current Terra Cotta Scalloped Linen Ribbon and or Copper Trim.  Tie a bow around the ribbon using Linen Thread.
  6. Attach wreath to card front using Mini Dimensionals placed around the ring.
  7. Stamp greeting from Painted Harvest on Very Vanilla card base using Merry Merlot ink. Banner cut the ends using the Hexagon punch.  Sponge Cajun Craze ink along the edges. Curl ends using a pair of scissors. Attach to wreath using Mini Dimensionals.
  8. Attach a Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplet to the center of the Linen Thread to complete.

Be sure to check back on October 14 for my Leaf Punch Christmas Wreath!

Leaf Punch

Leaf punch

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest

Ink: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Gray Granite

Paper: Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Copper Foil, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Leaf, Sprig, hexagon punches, Big Shot, Circle Dies, Hardwood Embossing Folder, brayer, sponge, ribbon, Linen Thread, Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets, Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Still Scenes Bundle-Sign Up to Receive my October Newsletter

Still Scenes Sampler

Still Scenes Bundle

Create  snow globes as simple or fancy as you desire. 

Create interactive shaker cards using the coordinating Snow Globe Dies and Snow Globe Domes!

Projects using items from this bundle will be featured in my October 2019 newsletter.

Just in time to get started on those holiday cards!

Want to learn more?

My October 2019 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 8, 2019.

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

Still Scenes Bundle

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Still Scenes Cling Stamp Set
Shake things up with the Still Scenes Stamp Set.

Snow Globe Scenes Dies
Create custom winter and Christmas die-cut shapes to build your own snow globe in record time using the Snow Globe Scenes Dies.

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Woods Shaker Card-My First Christmas Card of the Season

Shaker cardWinter Woods Shaker Card

It's time to get started on your holiday cards!

It's time for me to get started on MY holiday cards as well.

This shaker card is the first one for me for the season.

It was fairly quick and easy to put together.

I used the new Heirloom Frames Die and Heirloom Frames Embossing Folder to create the frame for the shaker part.

The tree was cut out of Silver Glimmer using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die.

To make the frame shimmer to match the tree, I used a sponge dauber to add Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Here's how:

  1. Cut frame out of Seaside Spray card stock using the Big Shot and Heirloom Frames Die.
  2. Emboss Frame using Heirloom Frames embossing folder and the 3D Embossing Folder Plate as part of the sandwich.
  3. Place frame over Shimmery White card front. With a pencil, lightly mark the inside 4 corners of the frame so you know where to stamp your greeting.  Remember to leave room for the tree. Stamp greeting from Winter Woods using Pretty Peacock ink.  Use the Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.
  4. Attach window sheet to back of cut and embossed Seaside Spray frame. Attach Foam Adhesive Strips along the 4 edges, close to the opening.
  5. Lay stamped card front on your work surface. Place sequins in the center.
  6. Peel the backing off the Foam Adhesive Strips and carefully place the frame over the card front.
  7. Attach to Seaside Spray card base.
  8. Apply a coating of Frost White Shimmer Paint over the frame using a Sponge Dauber.
  9. Cut tree out of Silver Glimmer paper using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die. Pop out the boughs of the tree using your fingers or a paper piercing tool.  Attach to the front of the card using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders

Heirloom frames die and embossing folder

Winter Woods and In the Woods Dies

Winter Woods

 

Stamp Set: Winter Woods

Ink: Pretty Peacock

Paper: Seaside Spray, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer

Accessories: Big Shot, Heirloom Frames Die and Embossing Folder, In the Woods Die, 3D Embossing Folder Plate, window sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips, sequins, Frost White Shimmer paint, Sponge Dauber, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Crystal Effects Varied Vases

Crystal Effects Vases

Crystal Effects has made a return in the Stampin' Up! 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!
 
So fun, and the possibilities are endless.
 
For this cheery card, I used Crystal Effects to create the look of water in the stamped flower vases.
 
Here's how:
1. Stamp vases from Varied Vases on Whisper White card stock using Night of Navy ink. 
2. Punch the vases out using the coordinating Vases Builder Punch.
3. Color each vase using Light and Dark Pool Party Blends. 
4. Stamp the scalloped image on Shimmery White card base using Night of Navy ink.  I used the Stamparatus.
5.  Stamp the flowers on Shimmery White card base.  I used my Stamparatus to align the flowers, putting the stems in the vases.  I attached each vase, one by one on my card base using a small amount SNAIL Adhesive to temporarily hold each vase in place.  I aligned each flower image and used the Stamparatus.  This  ensured I would get a good stamped image.  I used Garden Green ink.  Remove the vases. 
6. Color the flowers using a variety of Stampin' Blends.
7. Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to the vases.  Set them aside to dry completely.
8.  Stamp greeting using Night of Navy ink below the scalloped border.  I used the Stamparatus.  Attach card front to Night of Navy card base.
9. Attach vases.  I tucked the second vase behind the first vase, and then tucked the third vase behind the second vase.  The first vase is popped up using a Mini Dimensional.
10.  Attach enamel dots to complete.
 
 
 
Shimmery Crystal Effects
Varied vases
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Ink: Night of Navy, Garden Green, various Stampin' Blends
Paper: Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Accessories: Shimmery Crystal Effects, Vases Builder Punch, Stamparatus, enamel dots from my stash, Mini Dimensional
 
Happy Stampin'!