Big Shot/Stampin' Cut & Emboss Projects

Friendly Silhouettes Acrylic Watercolor Background

Friend Like You Acrylic Block Background

Here's an easy, any occasion card made using the Acrylic Watercolor Background Technique, paired with Friendly Silhouettes Die.

I tapped Night of Navy, Petal Pink, and Rococco Rose inks on my clear block "F".

I spritzed the block with water, letting the ink run and pool.

Then, I stamped it on watercolor paper, letting it set for a few seconds.

I lifted the block and set the piece aside to dry.

The reeds were cut out of Night of Navy card stock using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Friendly Silhouettes Die.

I added it to the watercolor background using a piece of Adhesive Strip to pop it up.

The dragonflies were also cut out of Night of Navy card stock using Friendly Silhouettes and popped up using Mini Dimensionals.

The card front is attached to a Petal Pink mat, then attached to a Night of Navy card base.

I added glimmer dots to complete.

I decided not to add a greeting. 

We'll see what comes up and what the card might be used for!

 
Happy Stampin'!

February Sketch Challenge

Feb 21 sketch challenge

Sometimes it helps to have a jumping off point with your crafting, and a sketch challenge is a perfect way to start!

Use the sketch as a blueprint for your own creations.

I will be sharing sketch challenges every so often.

I hope they provide inspiration, and you'll share your creations with me!

Sketch Challenge

For this card, I cut 4 squares out of Berry Delight Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration) using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Layering Squares Framelit Dies.

I embossed my Whisper White/Basic White card front using the Subtle Embossing Folder, then stamped the greeting from Sweet Strawberry in Real Red using the Stamparatus.

The 4 squares were attached, and the card front was then attached to the Whisper White/Basic White card base.

Red Rhinestone Jewels were added for a little bling.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Pocketful of Hearts Valentine's Day Card

Madysens Valentines Day Card

I made this sweet Pocketful of Hearts Valentine's Day card for our 4-year-old granddaughter, Madysen.

I cut the pocket out of Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (part of the Berry Delightful Bundle, a Sale-A-Bration choice available through the end of February) using the Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine and the retired Pocket die.

The leaves and stems were cut out of Old Olive and Soft Sea Foam card stock using the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Wrapped Flowers Dies.

I used a small heart punch to create the heart "flowers." 

They were punched out of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo card stock, and the Rococco Rose design found in Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (another Sale-A-Bration choice).

I added a small strip of Real Red card stock to finish off the top of the pocket, plus added some enamel shapes dies from my stash.

The greeting is from the retired Teeny Tiny Wishes.

This card just makes me smile, and I hope Miss Madysen will like it!

 

Sale-A-Bration Choices:

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Cat Snow Globe Christmas Card

Cat Snow Globe

I created this shaker card for our four year old granddaughter, Madysen. 

She loves kitties, and I hope this one will make her smile.

(Click HERE to see more of my Shaker Card creations)

Shaker Cards are easy to create.

Here's how I did this one:

  1. To create the shaker card, cut the globe out of Smoky Slate card stock measuring 5" x 3 3/4"  using the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Snow Globe die. 
  2. Stamp greeting.  You want to do this before the card is put together.  I used a greeting from the retired set Flurry of Wishes stamped in Memento Black ink.
  3. Attach Basic Black card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4" to Petal Pink card base.
  4. Cut cat out of Plaid Tidings 6"x6" Designer Series Paper using the Cat Punch.  Tie a bow around the cat using baker's twine or ribbon.  I used pink baker's twine out of my stash. Attach to the center of a Basic Black mat.
  5. Lay the card flat and carefully place sequins or glitter over the cat.  I used sequins out of my stash. 
  6. Apply adhesive around the cut opening and all along the backside of the Smoky Slate card front.
  7. Remove the backing on the Shaker Dome.  Insert it into the opening on the card base.  Carefully place the Smoky Slate card base with the dome inserted over the punched cat and onto the Basic Black mat.  Rub the card front with your fingertips to adhere the adhesive to the mat.
  8.  Cut snow globe base out of Petal Pink and Basic Black card stock using the Snow Globe dies.  Layer together using a small amount of Fine Tip or Multi-purpose Glue.  Attach to the card front.
  9.  Add sequins using Fine Tip or Multi-purpose Glue to complete.

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Sparkles and Rainbow Unicorn Card

Unicorn

Our Granddaughter Madysen just turned 4!

The theme for her birthday party was Unicorns and Rainbows.

I had seen an idea on Pinterest awhile ago by Jennifer McGuire Ink and saved it because it just reminded me of my sweet Madysen.

Then, the invite came with the party theme, and I knew I had to make my version of the card.

A lot of the items used to create this card are retired Stampin' Up! products.

It's a good thing I keep some of the retired product in my stash!

The unicorn's ears were cut out or Rose Glimmer Paper using my Big Shot and Pyramid Pals Dies.

The flowers and leaves were punched out of Rainbow Glimmer paper (current!) using retired daisy and leaf punches.  The glimmer brads in the center are also retired.

The horn was cut free-hand out of a piece of current Silver Glimmer paper, then I added the stripes using a black Sharpie Pen.

The eyelashes were drawn on also using the Sharpie.

The stamp set is long-ago retired Sweet Serendipity and was stamped using Memento Black ink.

This stamp set is so old that the stamps are mounted on wood blocks.

It's been awhile since I've stamped using wooden blocks, and I had a hard time getting the words straight.

Ooops!  Tried it a few times, and then decided it was good enough!

I then inked up the sprinkles stamp found in the retired set Tasteful Textures using Frosty White Shimmer paint.

I matted the card front to a piece of Rainbow Glimmer Paper, then attached it to Basic Black card front.

I hope Miss Madysen likes her special card.

I had fun making it for her!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Sweet Serendipity, Tasteful Textures

Ink: Memento Black

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose, Silver, and Rainbow Glimmer Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Pyramid Pals Dies, daisy and leaf punches, glimmer brads, Black Sharpie pen, Frosty White Shimmer Paint, sponge dauber, Dimensionals

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Evergreen Embossed Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card

Bay window card

Here's another Feels Like Frost Bay Window card that has been embossed using the Evergreen Embossing Folder.

You can see my first Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card HERE

The Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper is so pretty and the possibilities are endless for using it for the Bay Window Fold Technique.

The Bay Window Fold Technique has fast become one of my all-time favorite fancy folds!

It's so easy to create, and it provides that special WOW factor!

It folds flat so it fits in a standard A2 envelope so no extra postage should be needed.

I embossed the designer paper using the new Evergreen Embossing Folder, then sponged on some Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight inks over the raised images to pop them up even more.

To add some shimmer, I added Frosty White Shimmer Paint applied with a sponge dauber and then the glimmer paint,Wink of Stella.

I used the greeting from the stamp set Christmas Gleaming for the tab that keeps the bay window open.

For complete instructions in a pdf format for the Bay Window Fold Technique, be sure to add your name to my mailing list by October 19th, 2020.

This fold was featured in my mid-month Fresh Ideas Newsletter that hit e mail inboxes on September 22nd. 

You can still get a copy of the newsletter before October's Fresh Idea hits e mail in boxes on October 20th, 2020.

To add your name to my mailing list, please use the sign-up box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

I hope to hear from you soon!

 

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Feels Like Frost Evergreen Embossed Bay Window Card

Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card

Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card open

The Bay Window Fold Technique has fast become one of my all-time favorite fancy folds!

It's so easy to create, and it provides that special WOW factor!

It folds flat so it fits in a standard A2 envelope so no extra postage should be needed.

For this card, I combined the fold with the pretty winter-themed Filled with Frost 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

I embossed the paper using the new Evergreen Embossing Folder, then sponged on some Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight inks over the raised images to pop them up even more.

To add some shimmer, I added Frosty White Shimmer Paint applied with a sponge dauber and then the glimmer paint,Wink of Stella.

I used the stamp set Posted for you and card stock punched out using various circle punches to create the tab that keeps the bay window open.

"merry Christmas" from Posted for You was also stamped on the inside panel.

For complete instructions in a pdf format for the Bay Window Fold Technique, be sure to add your name to my mailing list by October 19th, 2020.

This fold was featured in my mid-month Fresh Ideas Newsletter that hit e mail inboxes on September 22nd. 

You can still get a copy of the newsletter before October's Fresh Idea hits e mail in boxes on October 20th, 2020.

To add your name to my mailing list, please use the sign-up box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

I hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

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Country Home and Buffalo Check

Basic Gray Buffalo PlaidCountry Home with Basic Gray and Night of Navy Buffalo Check

Mint Macaron Buffalo PlaidCountry Home with Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate Buffalo Check

Here are two more cards I created using the stamp set Country Home.

(You can see more of my Country Home creations Here)

For these, I paired them with the background stamp, Buffalo Check.

To create the background, I used the Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.

Buffalo Check is a large background stamp, and getting a good inking the first time around can be a challenge.

It's easy though when using the Stamparatus.  Load it up on a plate, ink, stamp, and repeat as necessary.

Then, I added more lines by placing a ruler on the image and drawing lines using Stampin' Write Markers.

I used Night of Navy for the first card, and Smoky Slate for the second.

I cut a square out of the middle of each background using my Big Shot and the Layering Squares Dies.  I matted them with coordinating cardstock, then added them back into the background using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.

I colored the vase, milk jug and flowers from Country Home using a variety of Stampin' Blends and fussy cut them out using a pair of scissors.

They were added to the card front using Dimensionals to pop them up.

The greeting on the first card is from Blossoms in Bloom.

I added Metallic Pearls to complete.

 

Country Home

Country Home

 

Buffalo Check

Buffalo Check

 

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Thinking of You

Mountain air sympathy thinking of youI guess as I get older, more and more friends I know are losing parents and loved ones.

So sad, but, unfortunately, a way of life.

This is the card I created to send to a friend after the death of a brother (non Corona Virus related.)

I hope it brought some comfort.

I stamped layers of mountains using the Mountain Air stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Very Vanilla card stock full strength and again without reinking.

The trees were stamped in Basic Gray ink and cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Majestic Mountain die.

The tree was cut out of Basic Black card stock using the Big Shot and Majestic Mountain die, and was attached using a small amount of Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.

The greeting comes from Sincere Salutations, a retired set in my stash that I still use often.

 

Happy Stampin'!

5 Minute Designer Series Paper Cards

Do you ever need quick and easy 5 minute cards?

Here are some ideas using various designer series paper and the stitched rectangle dies.

The possibilities are endless!

You can add a greeting and other embellishments I like did with these 2 cards.

DSPMade with Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Greeting and butterflies are from Butterfly Gala.

DSP 1Made with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Greeting is from Free as a Bird.

Or, you can leave off a greeting and let the designer paper due the heavy lifting like I did with these 3 cards.

Peaceful poppies easy DSPMade with Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.

 

DSPMade with Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.

 

DSPMade with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Here's how:

  1. Cut center out of designer series paper card front using the Big Shot and Stitched Rectangle Die.  Cut mat rectangle out of coordinating card stock.  Attach together.
  2. Attach card front to coordinating mat.  Attach to card base.
  3.  Attach rectangle cut-out, matching the design on the card front.  Use Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4.  Option: Add greeting and embellishments if desired.

 

Please remember, all of these designer series papers are retiring and will be available while supplies last or until June 2.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Purple Faux Denim Pocketful of Happiness

Purple faux denim

This spring-inspired faux denim card is one of the featured projects included in my April 2020 Newsletter.

As the Corona Virus runs its course, we are being encouraged to stay home.

This would be a great time to do a little stamping, don't you agree?

Get out the stamps, ink, and paper for a little mental well-being!

I'm here to give you some ideas for fun, creative projects!

How about trying this purple faux denim pocket card?

This card would be perfect for a birthday, thank you, Mother's Day, or just thinking of you!

I have FREE instructions for you!

Simply add your name to my mailing list using the Sign Up Box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page anytime in April 2020.

You'll receive my April Newsletter via e mail with the  instructions for the faux denim pocket card.

You'll also receive a FREE "Adhesives 101" tutorial as my gift to you.

It's just that easy!

Stay healthy and safe.

Anne

 

 

 
Happy Stampin'!

Sponged Embossed Vellum

Stampin' Blends Vellum

 

Stampin' Blends Vellum inside


Here's another idea using vellum card stock using an embossing folder.  Then, add color to the back of the vellum using sponges. 

Easy to do.

Here's how:

  1. Emboss vellum card stock using the Big Shot and Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder.
  2. Sponge Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Rococco Rose, and Poppy Parade inks on the back side of the embossed vellum. You can also do the Direct to Paper method by swiping ink directly from the ink pads.  Use the sponge to blend the colors.
  3. Attach vellum to Whisper White card base, using a small amount in the corners so it doesn’t show through the vellum. Punch a circle out of the card front using the 2” circle punch.  Mark the inside with a pencil so you know where to stamp the Painted Poppies image so it shows through the circle.
  4. Stamp poppies using Memento Black ink. Stamp background using Flirty Flamingo or Rococco Rose ink.  Ink, stamp off, then stamp. 
  5. Color poppies using various Stampin’ Write Markers.
  6. To create the ring on the outside, punch a 2” circle out of Pear Pizzazz card stock. Punch it slightly off the edge of the card stock to match up with the punched circle on the card front.  Then, place the 2 ¼” circle over the hole and punch.  You’ll be left with a ¼” ring.  Attach the ring to the card front using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.
  7. Stamp greeting from Varied Vases on scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Memento Black ink. Cut out using the Big Shot and Stitched Rectangle Die.  Attach to card front to complete.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Faux Pergamano Pocketful of Happiness

Faux Pergamano

My Wetmore Ladies stamping group asked that we use vellum in our next class project.

Well, that's an easy request as one of my all-time favorites using vellum cardstock is the Faux Pergamano Technique.

First of all, what is Pergamano?

Pergamano (from Wikipedia): Parchment craft, also known as Pergamano, is the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper (or vellum paper) through the use of techniques such as embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and coloring.

Parchment craft has been predominantly used in the making of cards (religious devotional cards, greeting cards and gift cards) but the techniques are being applied to related items such as bookmarks and picture frames as well as 3-dimensional sculptural paper projects such as ornaments and boxes.

It's easy to recreate Pergamano using vellum and a stylus. 

Here's how:

  1. Stamp pocket from Pocketful of Happiness on vellum card stock using White Craft ink. Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.
  2. Cut pocket out using the Big Shot and coordinating Pocket Die.
  3. Turn the pocket to the backside and fill in the stamped images using a stylus. Turn it to the front side, and fill in the stamped images using a stylus.
  4. Stamp individual flowers on vellum card stock using White Craft ink. Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.  Fussy cut flowers out using a pair of scissors.  Fill in the stamped images using a stylus on the front and back sides of the flowers and leaves.
  5. Rub Basic Black card front with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp greeting using White Craft ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.
  6. Fold in edges of pocket, apply SNAIL Adhesive, and attach the pocket to the card front. Insert flowers and leaves, securing them with SNAIL Adhesive.
  7. Apply thin strip of Whisper White card stock to the top of the pocket to finish it off.
  8. Color pearls with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend and attach to card as desired.

I hope you'll give this technique a try!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Easter Cards for Grandkids

Daisy punch rabbit

This is the card I made for our 3-year-old granddaughter, Madysen.

Madysen has wild bunnies or "hop, hops" as she calls them, visit her yard daily. 

She's always on the lookout for them, and they bring her great joy.

For this card, I punched flowers out of various colors of card stock using the Daisy Punch.

Then, I trimmed the daisy down, leaving just two petals or hop, hop ears.

I used designs from Best Dressed 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper for the background.

I used the In the Woods landscape die and Big Shot to cut the top of the Old Olive polka dot DSP.

The greetings came from Bunny Buddies, a 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, and were stamped using Blackberry Bliss ink and the Stamparatus.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bunny Buddies

Ink: Blackberry Bliss

Paper: Petal Pink (card base), Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Purple Posy, Best Dressed 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Daisy Punch, Big Shot, In the Woods Die, Stamparatus

Blueberry Bushel Easter

This is the card I made for our 7-month-old grandson, Ryan.

I used a variety of current and retired products.

The bunny's body and the card base were cut out using the Big Shot and circles and ovals found in Stitched Shapes Dies (current). 

I used my 1 1/8 scallop circle punch (retired) to create the tail.

I cut off the bottom part of the large circle.

 I placed the largest circle just above the scored piece of Blueberry Bushel card stock, making the circle the card base.

After the body parts were stamped, I embossed them using the Big Shot and Subtles Embossing Folder.

For the bunny's eyes, nose and whiskers, I used stamps found in Bunny Buddies, a March 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

The detail on the ears, eyebrows, feet, and bow tie were stamped using images found in Playful Pals (retired).  The bow tie was cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Pyramid Pals Dies (retired).

I usually don't use retired product for my projects, but I saved these cute animal sets because I knew grandchildren would be on the way.

So, I hope you won't mind too much!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Bunny Buddies, Playful Pals

Ink: Basic Gray, Blueberry Bushel

Paper: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes and Pyramid Pals Dies, 1 1/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Subtles Embossing Folder

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

March Nacho Average Sketch Challenge-Peaceful Poppies and Bird Ballad DSP

Nacho Average Challenge

My Upline, Tammy Fite, posted this sketch challenge for her Nacho Average downline members for March. 

I usually don't go searching for online challenges to participate in, but this one coming from my Upline, I knew I wanted to participate.

It can often help to have a challenge to get the creative juices flowing.

Here are the cards I came up for this challenge.

I wanted to use the scraps of paper I had on my work table.

As it happened, I had pieces of Peaceful Poppies and Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper left over from various projects.

I decided to let the DSP do the heavy lifting for me!

Nacho Challenge

I really like the bright poppy watercolor design found in Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Spring just jumps off the paper!

For this card, I simply cut a piece of the DSP into a square using the Big Shot and one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I then made a Flirty Flamingo frame to go around it by nesting two of the dies and popping it up with Mini Dimensionals.

I embossed the Old Olive piece using the Big Shot and Subtles Embossing Folder.

The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Rich Razzleberry using the Stamparatus.

I added some Rich Razzleberry enamel dots out of my stash to complete.

Nacho ChallengeHere's another take on the sketch I made using scraps of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

This paper just makes me smile!

I used the Stitched Shapes and Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the paper for easy layering.

Then, the pieces left over from the card above where used to create this card.

One sketch morphed into three cards!

Easy, peasy!

Bird Ballad

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful poppies designer series paper

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Bird Ballad DSP

Supplies Used:

Peaceful Poppies Card:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtles Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals, enamel dots, Stamparatus

Bird Ballad Cards

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Soft Suede

Paper: So Saffron, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes and Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtles Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Vellum Poppies

Vellum poppiesI CASED Mary Brown's vellum poppies card using Perennial Essence Vellum card stock paired with Poppy Moments Dies.

I really like the soft colors found in the vellum pack (Old Olive, Petal Pink, and So Saffron).

It just look like Spring!

Then, I changed up the card a little to create this card for a Beta Sigma Phi Founder's Day invitation.

BSP invitation

Yellow and black are the colors for the Beta Sigma Phi organization, so I paired the So Saffron vellum with Daffodil Delight card stock.

I had to make 3 invitations.  There were a lot of pieces to cut, but the cards came together pretty easily.

Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock

Perennial Essence Vellum card stock

Poppy Moments Dies

Poppy moments dies

 

Supplies Used:

Card #1:

Stamp Set: Sending You Thoughts (Sale-A-Bration)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Perennial Essence Vellum card stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Poppy Moments Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Dimensionals, metallic pearls, Stamparatus

Card #2:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations (retired)

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black, Perennial Essence Vellum card stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Poppy Moments Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, rhinestones, Sharpie pen, Stamparatus

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Sending Prayers

Sending prayers

Unfortunately, I needed to send out a sympathy card to the family of a neighbor who passed away recently.

The images in the Mountain Air stamp set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies are perfect for our setting here in the mountains of southern Colorado.

You  can view more of my Mountain Air creations HERE.

To create the mountain scene, I started with the background on watercolor paper using Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, and Crushed Curry inks swiped on using an aqua painter.

I heat embossed the detail mountain image using white embossing powder on Night of Navy and Seaside Spray card stock for the first two layers of mountains.  For the third layer, I stamped Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White card stock.

The treeline and landscape were embossed on Garden Green card stock.

The two trees were cut out of Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz card stock and added to the front to give a little more dimension.

 

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Mountain Air, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel, Soft Suede,Versamark

Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: heat tool, white embossing powder, Big Shot, Majestic Mountain Dies, aqua painter, Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Paper Towel Background

Purple Mountains Majesty Paper Towel Background

Mountain air paper towel background

I used the paper towel I had used to blot the Pigment Sprinkles on the two cards I shared HERE to create these Mountain Air background cards.

I often use the paper towels I use to blot watercolor or to clean off stamps.

There is always a great mix of colors with a cool texture of the paper towel.

It's a great way to recycle and reuse!

I separated the plys of the paper towel.   This way, I can make two cards from one paper towel.

I attached  the plys to a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using SNAIL as my adhesive.

Once the paper towel is attached to a sturdy base, it is easy to cut it down to the size needed.

For the mountains on the first card, I stamped the detail side of the mountains found in Mountain Air onto a piece of Highland Heather card stock using Black Berry Bliss ink.

I stamped it again on another piece of Highland Heather card stock without reinking.

Then, I cut them out with the coordinating Majestic Mountain Die.

I cut  a thin strip of Highland Heather card stock and attached it to the first layer of mountains so there would be a straight edge at the bottom.

I then attached the two layers of mountains using Mini Dimensionals in between to pop up the first layer.  I added  them to the paper towel card front, again using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.

I stamped the birds from Mountain Air in Blackberry Bliss ink on the card front using the Stamparatus to get good stamped images.  I also used the Stamparatus to stamp the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings in Blackberry Bliss ink.

The card front was matted to Blackberry Bliss, then attached to Whisper White card base.

The second card is basically made the same except I changed the colors a little bit.

I stamped the first layer of mountains on Pool Party card stock using Blackberry Bliss ink.

I stamped the second layer of mountains on Whisper White card stock without reinking.

I stamped the third layer of mountains  on Whisper White card stock using Blueberry Bushel ink.  I stamped the image on a scrap piece of paper, then stamped again without reinking.

I used Mini Dimensionals in between the layers to pop them up.

 

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Mountain Air, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel

Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party

Accessories: paper towel, Big Shot, Majestic Air Die, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

Tie-Dye Hexagons

Tie dye hexagons

I often incorporate paper towels or baby wipes that I have used to blot watercolor, Pigment Sprinkles or to clean off stamps in my crafting.

That was the case with this card.

I used the paper towel I used to blot Pigment Sprinkles backgrounds in various other projects

I love the bright colors and tie-dye effect!

For more of my cards using these recycled backgrounds, please visit my Recycle and Reuse page HERE.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Honey Bee, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Memento Black, Blackberry Bliss

Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker

Paper: Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White

Accessories: paper towel, Big Shot, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Detailed Bee Dies,

 

 

Happy Stampin'!