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April 2019

Garage Gears Happy Birthday

Classic garage

Here's a quick and easy masculine-themed card made one of the designs found in the Classic Garage 6" x 6" DSP.

With this pack of paper, the possibilities are endless!

Here's how:

  1. Attach pieces of Classic Garage DSP and Whisper White together.  Add strip of Tranquil Tide card stock.
  2. Wrap Black and Silver ribbon around the strip of Tranquil Tide, securing it in the back.
  3. Stamp greeting from Wish Big using Basic Gray ink.
  4. Attach Basic Gray mat to Gray Granite card base. Attach card front to mat.  Attach Garage Metal Element to the front of the card using a Glue Dot to complete.

Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Classic Garage DSP

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wish Big

Ink: Basic Gray

Paper: Gray Granite, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Classic Garage 6”x6” DSP

Accessories: Black and Silver Ribbon, Classic Garage Metal Elements, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Steam Punk Gears

Steam punck embossed

Steam Punk is an art form featuring images of industrialized steam powered machinery. Victorian Steam Punk features gears and cogs.  American West Steam Punk features trains.  The fictional inventions of Jules Verne conjure up images of Steam Punk. Western Steam Punk can be seen in the movie, “Wild, Wild West” with Will Smith and Kevin Kline.  The Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr. also features Steam Punk contraptions. 

Using the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies is an easy way to create a steam punk- themed card. 

This is also great for a masculine-themed card!

Here's how:

1. Emboss 3” x 4” copper foil using the Big Shot, Big Shot Embossing Mats, and Garage Gears Thinlits Die.

Here is a photo of how I placed the gears on the copper foil:

Gears layout

The sandwich for embossing using the embossing mats is: Platform on Tab 1, clear cutting plate, blue embossing mat, card stock, thinlit face down, white embossing plate.  You can also place a card stock shim underneath the clear cutting plate to help with the embossing.   Run through a couple of times to get a good embossed image.

2. Sponge Merry Merlot ink on the embossed image.  Heat emboss using the heat tool and clear embossing powder.

3. Cut the copper foil into 1” strips.  Stamp the dots from Waterfront on the embossed image.  Heat emboss using the heat tool and black embossing powder.

4. Dab the edges of the strips in the Versamark.  Heat emboss parts using copper embossing powder. Heat other parts using black embossing powder.

5. Layer strips to 1 1/8” x 4 1/8” Basic Black matting. 

6. Stamp greeting from Country Road on the bottom of the Very Vanilla card base using Basic Black ink.

7. Attach to Basic Black card base.  Attach embossed strips using Dimensionals to pop them up.

Optional: Attach Very Vanilla card stock to inside of card.  Cut gears out of scrap pieces of copper foil or Basic Black card stock.  Dab pieces in Versamark and heat emboss using either black or copper embossing powder.  Attach to the inside of the card.

Tip: You are adding a lot of heat to the copper foil with the embossing steps.  The plastic backing on the foil paper may start to peel away.  Simply trim it off.  If you have trouble with the SNAIL adhesive sticking to the back of the foil, try using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue or Fine Tip Glue.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Waterfront, Country Road

Ink: Versamark, Memento Black, Merry Merlot

Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, Garage Gears Thinlits Die, Big Shot Embossing Mats, heat tool, clear, black and copper embossing powder, sponge, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Faux Flocking Sheltering Tree

Faux flockedFaux Flocked Sheltering Tree

Spring has sprung and the trees are in full bloom!

Create your own tree in full blossom using the Faux Flocking Technique.

Faux Flocking was one of the techniques featured in my April newsletter.

You can still receive the FREE tutorial when you add your name to my mailing list through the end of April.

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 also receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!

A Good Day Happy Easter

Happy Easter

All Good Wishes for a Very Happy Easter!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: A Good Day, Bunny Buddies

Ink: Basic Gray, Melon Mambo

Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Soft Sea Foam Green, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, Scattered Sequins, 1 1/8" and 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Last Chance Products

Last chance 2019

The list of retiring product from Stampin' Up! is Here!

Items will be available until June 3 or while supplies last.

There are three lists:

Retiring product out of the Annual Catalog

Retiring product out of the Occasions Catalog

and

Carryover stamps found in both catalogs that will be changed over to Cling stamps

Remember, SU! announced earlier in the year that all wood-mount stamps would be discontinued.

So, while a stamp set may be on the retiring product list, please check the carryover list to see if it will be available as a Cling stamp.

Be sure to view check my online store for the availability of retiring product as inventory will change daily.

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Online ordering

And as always, please let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

April Fresh Card Making Idea-Mom and Dad Eclipse Cards

MomHappy Mother's Day Eclipse Card

DadHappy Father's Day Eclipse Card

Mother's and Father's Days will be here soon!

Pair designer series paper with the Big Shot and Large Letters Framelits Dies to create pretty and fun Eclipse Cards.

Perfect to give to Mom and Dad on their special day!

These projects use the pretty Petal Promenade and Classic Garage Designer Series Papers.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My April Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Eclipse Card Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on April 16, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on April 16 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'!

Quilted Folded Iris Victorian Shoe by Kathy Cox

Kathy Cox quilted iris folded Victorial Shoe

Recently, I was contacted by quilter Kathy Cox who shared her beautiful quilted Iris Folded Victorian Shoe based on the Iris Folded Victorian Shoe I created way back in 2011!

And on top of that, she made it in purples!

Of course, my Victorian Shoe was Iris Folded with paper.

Iris Folded Shoe for blog

I was thrilled to see this work of art, and honored that I offered some inspiration.

Kathy says  that she had to rearrange the numbers since the Iris has to go in first with fabric quilting.

When asked if this was going to be a part of a larger quilt, Kathy said, "No it will not be part of a quilt. When I  made it, I had a rug mug in mind.  It is almost too small for a cup, but there is a little room to the left of the shoe.  My next one I will make a tad larger."

So exciting that Iris Folding can be translated into fabric quilting.

Thank you Kathy for sharing!

For Iris Folding how to instructions and video, along with more of my Iris Folded projects, please visit my

Iris Folding Page HERE

Scroll down to towards the bottom to view the instructions and pattern used for the Victorian Shoe.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Ready to Layer Part 2

Night of Navy ready to layerNight of Navy, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam Ready to Layer

Here's another card I created using the Ready to Layer stamp set and the Stamparatus.

Click HERE for instructions on how to position the four Ready to Layer stamps on the Stamparatus

Possible Color Combinations:

Color combos

Top to bottom, left to right:

Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam

Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Gray Granite

Merry Merlot, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Balmy Blue

Basic Gray, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite

Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam

Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue

The possibilities are endless!

 

Ready to Layer

Ready to Layer

Stamparatus

Stamparatus

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Ready to Layer

Ink: Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam

Paper: Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Whisper White

Accessories: Stamparatus, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Oval and Oval Framelits Dies, Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder, Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Ready to Layer and the Stamparatus

Basic Gray Real Red Ready to LayerBasic Gray, Real Red, Smoky Slate, and Gray Granite Ready to Layer

I've had the Ready to Layer stamp set for awhile, but I was a little apprehensive about using it until recently.

I really liked the look of the stamped image, but to be honest, I wasn't quite sure how to go about using the set.

You see, there are 4 images in the set that have to be aligned and stamped separately in different colors.

Ready to Layer

Although this is a photopolymer stamp set, and lining up and placing the stamps on a clear blocks was certainly doable, I knew the Stamparatus would be helpful to making this work.  But I was reluctant to give it a try.

Well, I finally got the set out and figured out how to position and line up the stamps in the Stamparatus for perfect stamping every time.

It really is easy to do.  And once you've got the stamps positioned on the hinged plates of the Stamparatus, you can stamp numerous images to use on future projects, cleaning and changing colors in between each one.

I've created a quick tutorial in a pdf format that hopefully will help you.

Some basic tips for using this set:

There are four stamps in the Ready to Layer photopolymer stamp set.  You will use all four stamps, plus both hinged plates that come with the Stamparatus.

You will need four colors, one for each stamp.  Use the darkest color for stamp #1.

The plastic packaging has printed numbers, 1-4, next to each stamp. Once you remove the stamps from the packaging, write its number on the front upper left corner of the stamp using a Sharpie pen.

Here are some color possibilities:

Color combos

Top to bottom, left to right:

Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam

Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Gray Granite

Merry Merlot, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Balmy Blue

Basic Gray, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite

Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam

Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue

The possibilities are endless!

Stamparatus

Stamparatus

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Ready to Layer

Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite

Paper: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Accessories: Stamparatus, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Oval and Oval Framelits Dies,Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!