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November 2019

Merry Christmas Mercury Glass Acetate Background

Acetate

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. 

For this card, I placed it over Basic Black card stock.

You can also color the back of the paper using Blends.  The color will show through the clear parts of the acetate. 

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 3" x 3" 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: Gleaming Ornaments

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

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

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Woods Embossed Trees

Embosed trees

Recently, one of my Wetmore Ladies asked if we could do a project using the Embossing Mats at our next class.

These are the mats that allow you to emboss using a die rather than cutting. 

This is no longer available through Stampin' Up!, but since all the class attendees purchased the mats when they were available, I decided it would be a good idea to have a refresher course.

The mats are very easy to use.  You just need to make sure you have the correct sandwich so you don't cut the blue mat when you run it through the Big Shot.

Here's a photo of the post-it-note I taped to the Big Shot as a reminder to the class attendees what the sandwich should be:

3d embossing mat instructions

And here is a photo of the sandwich.  Of course, the white pad will cover the top of the sandwich when it is run through the Big Shot.

3D Embossing mat sandwich

For this project, we used the tree and landscape dies in the In the Woods Dies.

 

Here's How:

  1. Emboss copper foil card front using the In the Woods Dies, Big Shot, and Embossing Mats. Use this sandwich: platform on Tab 1, blue mat, card stock, die, white mat.  Emboss the landscape first.  Add 2 trees and emboss, Add the final 2 trees and emboss.
  2. Stamp greeting from Christmas Deer on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out using the Big Shot and Stitched Rectangle Die.  Sponge Metallic Copper ink along the edges.  Attach to Noble Peacock Foil mat.
  3. Attach Copper Foil to Night of Navy mat. Attach to Very Vanilla card base.  Attach greeting using Mini Dimensinals to pop it up.  Color pearls using the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend.  Attach to front of card to complete.

In the Woods Dies

In the Woods Die

Stamp Set: Christmas Deer

Ink: Night of Navy, Metallic Copper (Delecata Metallic ink in Holiday Catalog), Night of Navy Stampin’Blend

Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Copper  and Noble Peacock Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Mats, In the Woods, and Stitched Rectangle Dies, pearls, sponge, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

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.

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

Retiform in purple

Geared Up Garage retiform

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Online Extravaganza Nov 20-22

Online extravaganza

Get ready for three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! For three days only, you can get these deals:

15% off Ink pads and card stock in:

Neutrals Collection,

Regals Collection,

2018-2020 In Colors,

2019-2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)

Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:

8 bundles:

(Parcels & Petals, Path of Petals, Free as a Bird, Dino Days, Memorable Mosaic, Band Together, Bloom and Grow, and To a Wild Rose)

Neutrals Classic Stampin' Pads Assortment,

Regal Classic Stampin' Pads Assortment,

2018-2020 In Colors Classic Stampin' Pads Assortment

Don't miss out.  This sale ends 11:59 pm November 22.

Order online 24/7!

Or contact me by e mail: annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

Online ordering

 

Happy Stampin'!

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'!