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December 2018

Bokeh Dots Happy New Year!

Bokeh Celebrate
Bokeh Celebrate

Happy 2019!

Wishes for peace, health, and happiness in the coming new year!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bokeh Dots,  Thanks for Eveyrthing

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape

Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White

Accessories: Stamparatus, 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Norhern Lights Dashing Deer

Northern Lights Dashing Deer
Northern Lights Dashing Deer
 

Happy Day after Christmas!

Here's a Dashing Deer in a Northern Lights background.

 

Supplies used:

Stamp Set: Waterfront, Flora and Flutter

Ink: Pacific Point, Mango Melody, Call me Clover, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Basic Black, white craft

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Deer Framelits Dies, aqua painter, Wink of Stella, mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Stenciled Christmas Tree

Stencil tree

It's easy to create sponged stenciled cards with left over pieces cut using the tree from In the Woods Framelits die.

Simply tape the stencil onto your card front using washi or painter's tape, then sponge on colors inside the stencil.  For this card, I used Balmy Blue and Highland Heather inks for a non-traditional Christmas card. 

Once satisfied with the coverage, remove the stencil.

I cut the landscape pieces using the Big Shot and  In the Woods Framelits die in Balmy Blue and Gorgeous Grape card stock and added them to the card front, trimming off the edges to fit.

The piece was matted in Silver Foil, then Gorgeous Grape.

The greeting from Dashing Deer was stamped onto the Whisper White card front using Highland Heather ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get good inked coverage.

Rhinestones were added to complete.

Here's another card using the stencil in traditional Christmas colors:

Stencil tree 1

Colors used for the spongsteed tree were Old Olive an Mossy Meadow.

For the background, I stamped Buffalo Check onto Whisper White card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.

I used my Stamparatus to get good ink coverage.

The landscape pieces are cut out of Whisper White and Mossy Meadow card stock.

I punched a star out of Cherry Cobbler card stock, and added rhinestones colored with a red Sharpie pen to complete.

Winter Woods Bundle

Winter Woods

 

Happy Stampin'!

A Wintery Day In the Woods

 

A Wintery Day In the Woods
                                         A Wintery Day In the Woods

This card was inspired by the view out my front window on a recent wintery day here in the mountains of southern Colorado.

It features the clear block watercolor background technique and Winter Woods stamp set and In the Woods Framelits Dies.

Here's how to make the card:

1.  Create a mask for the moon by punching a circle out of a post-it-note and a 1 1/4" circle punch.  Place the punched circle onto a square piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Create the background by tapping Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and Gray Granite ink onto an "E" clear block.  Spritz the block with water so the ink pools and runs, then stamp onto the Shimmery White card stock and over the circle mask.  Let it set for a few seconds, then lift.   Remove the mask and set the piece aside to allow to dry.  I re-positioned the mask over the moon, and lightly sponged on more Gray Granite ink along the edge.

2. Stamp tree from Winter Woods onto a piece of vellum card stock using Shaded Spruce ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and clear embossing powder.  Cut tree out using the Big Shot and coordinating In the Woods Framelits die.

3. Cut a square opening out of Shimmery White card front using the Big Shot and Layering Squares Framelits die.  Stamp greeting from Dashing Deer onto card front using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get a good inked image.

4. Cut a frame out of Night of Navy card stock by nesting two of the squares framelits, one inside the other.  Cut using the Big Shot.

5.  Attach the background to Balmy Blue card base.  Attach vellum tree.  Attach card front over the background piece and tree using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

6. Attach Night of Navy frame over opening.  Bring the top of the tree outside of the frame to complete.

Winter Woods Bundle

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Winter Woods

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Winter Woods, Dashing Deer

Ink: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Shaded Spruce

Paper: Balmy Blue, Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Vellum card stock

Accessories: post-it-note, 1 1/4" circle punch,  clear block "E",  spritzer bottle with water, heat tool, clear embossing powder ,Big Shot, In the Woods and Layering Squares Framelits Dies, sponge, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Dec Fresh Card Making Idea-Partial Die Cut Cards

 

 

Partial cut closed
                      Christmas Pines Partial Die Cut Card Closed

 

Partial cut open 1
                     Christmas Pines Partial Die Cut Card Opened

Add a little pop-up interest to your projects using the Z fold Partial Die Cut Technique.

Want to learn more?

My December Fresh Card Making  tutorial will feature this easy technique.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00am (MST)on December 18, 2018.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on December 18 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 easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via e mail in a pdf format as my gift to you.

The Partial Die Cut Card Tutorial will also include this Dashing Deer project:

 

Dashing Deer Partial Die Cut Card
                            Dashing Deer Partial Die Cut Card

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Gift Giving Made Easy-Gift Certificates and Wish Lists Are Available

Gift Certificates Available


Gift Giving Made Easy!

Are you looking for the perfect gift to give to that special stamper or scrapbooker on your holiday gift list? A Stampin' Up! gift certificate makes a great gift. Gift certificates are available right up until December 24th! I will mail the gift certificate either to you or to your recipient!

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Holiday Wish List

Wish Lists Are Available!
 And do you have a Stampin' Up! Wish List of your own? 

Download  Wish List HERE

Fill out the Wish List and pass it along to the people who are looking to buy you the perfect gift this holiday!

They can contact me direct by e mail, and I'll place the order, or they may visit my Stampin' Up! web site for online shopping 24/7.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Bokeh Dots Waterfront Trees

Bokeh Dots Waterfront Trees
                                      Bokeh Dots Waterfront Trees

 

Here's another easy winter night's scene using the star image stamp found in set, Bokeh Dots combined with the tree images from Waterfront.
  1. Stamp night sky image from Bokeh Dots on piece of Shimmery White card stock using Night of Navy ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times so it would be darker.
  2. Cut landscape using the Big Shot and In the Woods Thinlits Die out of Shimmery White card stock.  Stamp greeting from Christmas Pines using Night of Navy ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the greeting multiple times.
  3. Stamp trees from Waterfront onto scrap piece of Shimmer White card stock using Balmy Blue ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times.  Fussy cut using a pair of scissors.
  4. Attach trees to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.
  5. Attach landscape to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  6. Mat to Balmy Blue card stock.   Attach to Whisper White card base using Dimensionals to pop it up.

Bokeh Dots

Bokeh Dots

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Bokeh Dots, Waterfront, Christmas Pines

Ink: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue

Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Balmy Blue

Accessories: Big Shot, In the Woods Framelits Dies, Stampaatus, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Dashing Deer Winter Night Bokeh

Dashing deer bokeh
Dashing Deer Winter Night Bokeh
 
 
Create an easy winter night's scene using the star image stamp found in set, Bokeh Dots.
  1. Stamp night sky image from Bokeh Dots on piece of Whisper White card stock using Balmy Blue ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times so it would be darker.
  2. Cut landscape using the Big Shot and In the Woods Thinlits Die out of Shimmery White card stock.  Place on card front, and with a pencil, lightly trace the top edge of the landscape.  This will help you place the stamping of the trees.
  3. Stamp trees from Waterfront using Tranquil Tide ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times.
  4. Stamp deer from Dashing Deer on a scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Detailed Deer Thinlits die.
  5. Attach landscape using Dimensionals to pop it up.  Place deer using Dimensionals to pop it up.
  6. Mat to Tranquil Tide card stock.  Stamp greeting from Christmas Pines on Whisper White card base using Tranquil Tide ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times.  Attach card front to card base using Dimensionals to pop it up.

I am really loving my Stamparatus.  It's a invaluable positioning tool, allowing you to aligned images and complete ink coverage.

 

Stamparatus

Stamparatus

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Dashing Deer, Bokeh Dots, Waterfront, Christmas Pines

Ink: Balmy Blue, Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Deer and In the Woods Thinlits Dies,  Stamparatus, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!