Stampin' Blends

Tie-Dye using Pigment Sprinkles

Bee Thankful Tie DyeDisinfectant Wipes Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background

My August Fresh Ideas Newsletter featured the Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background Technique using everyday household items such as tissue paper and disinfectant wipes. 

Baby wipes would also work, but I like the texture of the disinfectant wipes. 

Looks like honeycomb!

Here's another tie-dye background that I paired with the stamp Bee Thankful colored in with a variety of Stampin' Blends.

It's easy to create bright and vivid backgrounds with this technique.

If you'd like to learn more, please add your name to my mailing list (sign-up box is in the upper right-hand corner of this page) between August 26-September 3.

You will receive my Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background Tutorial in a pdf format. 

It will arrive approximately 10 minutes after the sign up process has been completed.

As an added bonus, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Hope to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!

Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Flirty Flamingo  Highland Heather ombre
Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Flirty Flamingo  Poppy Parade ombreFlirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Create happy, colorful (and quick), ombre thank you cards using Stampin' Blends and the cute stamp set Bee Thankful.

All you need are 3 colors of coordinating Stampin' Blends.

Light, medium, and dark.

Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black or Black Stazon inks.

As always, I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.

Then color the top parts of the image using the lightest Blend.

Move onto the middle parts of the image using the medium Blend.

Finish the bottom parts of the image using the darkest Blend.

That's it!

After coloring the images, I ran the card front through my die-cut machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Its gives the image the look of linen paper. 

The Subtle Embossing Folder has now become my favorite!

Bee Thankful

Bee ThankfulSubtle Embossing Folder

Subtle embossing folder

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bee Thankful

Ink: Black Memento, various Stampin' Blends

Paper: Blushing Bride, Purple Posy (card 1) Poppy Parade (card 2), Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, enamel shapes from my stash, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

Neon Chalk Dandelion Wishes

Neon Chalk

Neon Chalk Technique

Here's a quick and easy idea to bring vivid colors to your card project!

All you need is a heat embossed image and Stampin' Blends!

Here's how:

  1. Swipe Basic Black card front using the Embossing Buddy. Stamp flowers from Dandelion Wishes using Versamark.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.
  2. Color parts of the flowers using Stampin’ Blends.
  3. Swipe Basic Black scrap paper using the Embossing Buddy. Stamp greeting from Dandelion Wishes using Versamark. Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.  If desired, color in the greeting using Stampin’ Blends.
  4. Punch greeting using 1 ¾” circle punch. Punch a mat out of Melon Mambo card stock using 2” circle punch. Layer the two circles.
  5. Attach card front to Melon Mambo mat. Attach to Whisper White card front. Attach greeting to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up to complete.

Stampin' Blends

Stampin Blends

 

Stamp Set: Dandelion Wishes

Ink: Versamark, various Stampin’ Blends

Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, white embossing folder, 1 ¾ and 2” circle punches, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

July Fresh Card Making Ideas-Rolling Cards

Rolling Cards!

Rolling cardAnimal Outing Rolling Card

Rolling cardStained Glass Rolling Card

Super easy and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Rolling Card Technique.

The tutorial will feature two designs.

One made using the  Animal Outing stamp set.  We are expecting our second grand baby the end of August, so I created this card to welcome him into the world!

The  second card was made using the stamp set Painted Glass and Stampin' Blends.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on July 23, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on July 23 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

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Vellum and Blends Pocketful of Happiness

Vellum Pocketful of HappinessVellum and Blends Pocketful of Happiness

Here's another fun card created using the new stamp set Pocketful of Happiness with the coordinating Pocket Die.

For this card, I stamped the pocket image onto a piece of vellum card stock using Stazon ink and the Stamparatus.

Then, I colored the backside of the image using a collection of Stampin' Blends.

The flowers inside the pocket were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black ink.  Once they were colored in using Stampin' Blends, I cut them out using a pair of scissors. 

I also used the Stampin' Blends to color the pearls.

The greeting comes from Itty Bitty Greetings.

An easy and fun card to create!

Pocketful of Happiness

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Pocketful of Happiness, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Memento Black and Black Stazon, Stampin' Blends

Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Basic Black, vellum card stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Pocket Dies,  pearls, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

All the Good Things Bonsai

Bonsai

I really like the bonsai image found in the stamp set All the Good Things.

It's really easy to ink up and stamp using the Stamparatus.

Ink and stamp in stages using different colors for the different parts.

I placed my Whisper White card front in the Stamparatus, then positioned the bonsai stamp where I wanted it on the paper.  I closed the hinged plate, picking up the stamp.

I first inked the leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink direct from the ink pad.  I stamped and repeated using the Stamparatus a couple of times making sure I got a good stamped image.

Then, I added Mossy Meadow ink by coloring the image in select places using my Stampin' Write Marker.  I stamped using the Stamparatus a couple of times making sure I got a good stamped image.

Next, came the trunk which I colored in using my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker.  I colored and stamped a couple of times using the Stamparatus, making sure I got a good stamped image.

Next is the pot which I colored in using my Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker.  Yep, you guessed it, I colored and stamped a couple of times using the Stamparatus.

The dirt inside the pot was colored using my Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker.

I removed the bonsai image and then placed the greeting on the Stamparatus.  I inked it up using my Mossy Meadow ink pad and stamped a couple of times to get a good stamped image.

A strip of Floral Romance Designer Series Paper was added to the side of my Mossy Meadow card base.  The stamped image was matted to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and popped up on the card base to complete.

All the Good Things

All the Good Things catalog

Stamparatus

Stamparatus

Supplies:

Stamp Set: All the Good Things

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus, Dimensionals

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Wavy All the Good Things

Graceful Glass Blends

I really like the stamp set All the Good Things.  It's been in my collection for awhile, but

This was a fairly easy card to create with the help of the Stamparatus.

Here's how:

  1. Cut a piece of Pool Party card stock for the card front. Punch a hole in the center using a circle punch or the Big Shot and a circle framelit die.
  2. Cut a piece  of Graceful Glass Vellum Designer Series Paper.  Color in the design using Light Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, and Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends.  You can color the front side like I did or the back.  Coloring the back side will leave you with more subtle colors.
  3.  Attach the vellum DSP to a   Whisper White card base using SNAIL Adhesive.
  4. Stamp the fish using the Stamparatus on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  For the first fish, I placed the stamp rubber side down onto my card stock that was placed into the Stamparatus.  I closed the hinged plate, picking up the stamp.  I inked the fish using Pacific Point ink and stamped.  I repeated this step 2 more times making sure I had a good stamped image.  Then, I dabbed Night of Navy ink over parts of the stamp and stamped.  I repeated this step 2 more times making sure I had good ink coverage to add texture and depth to the fish.
  5.  The steps for the second fish were the same except I used Pool Party ink first, then added Gorgeous Grape ink.  Fussy cut fish out using a pair of scissors.
  6. Stamp the greeting in Night of Navy ink using the Stamparatus for placement.  Sponge Gorgeous Grape ink along the edges.  Attach card front to the card base, placing the circle over the vellum dsp.  Use  Dimensionals to pop it up.
  7. Add the fish using SNAIL Adhesive.  Add enamel dots to complete.

All the Good Things

All the Good Things catalog

Stamparatus

Stamparatus

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: All the Good Things

Ink: Pacific Point, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape

Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Graceful Glass 6"x6" Vellum DSP

Accessories: Light Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends, 2 1/4" circle punch, Stamparatus, Dimensionals,  sponge, enamel dots

Happy Stampin'!

Animal Outing Wild About You Valentine's

Wild about you heart
Wild About You Heart

This is the Valentine's Day card I made for our 2 year-old granddaughter. 

She loves zoo animals, but she is especially fond of giraffes.

The giraffe image in the stamp set Animal Outing is perfect for her!

Here's how:

1. The embossed background is made using the Animal Friends Framelits die.  Normally when using this die, you would cut the design from the paper.  To emboss instead, you'll need to use the Big Shot Embossing Mats.

-Emboss the background on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock using this sandwich:  platform on Tab 1, standard cutting pad, blue mat, card stock, framelit placed down, white embossing pad.  You'll need to reposition the framelit three or four times to fully emboss the card front.

2. Cut the center of the card front out using the Big Shot and hearts framelits die or a punch.

3. Place scrap piece of Whisper White card stock into the Stamparatus.  Place the giraffe image rubber side down on the card stock.  Close the hinged plate, picking up the stamp.  Ink with Early Espresso and stamp.  Repeat as needed to get a good stamped image.  Do the same with the leaves/frog image.

4. Color the giraffe using Blender Pens, water color pencils or Stampin' Write Markers.  Do the same for the leaf images.  I used my Stampin' Blends.

5. Cut the giraffe and leaves out using the Big Shot and coordinating Animal Friends Framelits Dies.

6. Cut a background piece slightly smaller than your embossed card front.  For this card, my background came from Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper.

7. Get an idea for the placement of the giraffe and leaves, leaving room for the greeting.  Once you have a plan, place the background piece in the Stamparatus.  Place the greeting rubber side down on the background.  Close the hinged plate, picking up the stamp.  Ink with Early Espresso and stamp.  Repeat as needed to get a good stamped image.  For this card, I used the greeting from A Little Wild.  Animal Outing has a stamp with the same sentiment, "Wild About You," but it is a little too big for this project.

8.  Cut out a border for the heart by nesting two heart framelits, one larger than the other, on a piece of Early Espresso card stock.  Cut out using the Big Shot.  Attach to card front using a small amount of Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.

9. Attach giraffe and leaves to the inside edge of the heart cut-out using a small amount of SNAIL adhesive.  I trimmed off the frog image.

10. Attach card front to So Saffron card base using Dimensionals around the heart and on the 4 corners to pop it up.

11. Add enamel dots to complete.

Big Shot Embossing Mats:

Your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies can do more when paired with the Embossing Mats. Use with dies that have decorative ejection holes for additional embossing. Or use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut. Includes Impressions Pad, thin silicone rubber mat, and thick silicone rubber mat.

Big Shot Embossing Mats

Animal Outing Bundle

Animal outing bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Animal Outing and A Little Wild

Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin' Blends

Paper: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Big Shot Embossing Mats, Hearts and Animal Friends Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensionals, Enamel Dots

Happy Stampin'!

A Little Wild Paper Clips-A Quick Gift Idea

A Little Wild Paper Clips
A Little Wild Paper Clips

Are you ever in need of a quick gift idea?

How about making a set of  these adorable paper clips using the A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies?

They are sure to bring a smile!

And, they are so easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp images from A Little Wild onto Whisper White card stock using Archival Black ink.
  2.  Color in the front and back sides of the images using Blender Pens, Watercolor Pencils, or Stampin' Write Markers.
  3. Cut the images out using the Big Shot and Little Loves Framelits Dies.
  4. Fold the images in half.  Apply a strip of Tear and Tape Adhesive down the middle of the inside.  Peel off the backing and attach the images to the tops of paper clips.
  5. Add bows using baker's twine and a glue dot.

Done!

A Little Wild paper clip and catalog

Get the A Little Wild Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits dies) at a 10% discount before May 31.

The stamp set and framelits die are carrying over to the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, but will be offered separately and at full price.

A Little Wild Bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Archival Black (retiring), Stampin' Blends

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, Tear and Tape Adhesive, baker's twine from my stash, glue dots, paper clip

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Blossoming Basket Meets Stampin' Blends

Blossoming Basket Bundle

Time is running out for this year's Sale-A-Bration!

Remember, for every $50 spent, you'll earn a free item out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

It's a great time to stock up on stamping supplies!

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, so don't miss out.

Stampin' Up! released their second offering of Sale-a-Bration items in February.

One of the items available was the Blossoming Basket Bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and coordinating Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

This Bundle is available with a $100 purchase.

The Basket Weave embossing folder will carryover to the new Annual Catalog to be released in June, but the Blossoming Basket stamp set will not.

The Blossoming Basket stamp set brings a smile and is a great stamp to using the alcohol-based Stampin' Blends to color it in.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp the basket image on a piece of Shimmery White card stock using Archival Black ink.
  2.  Color the image using Stampin' Blends.  I used the light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends for the flowers and the dark Calypso Coral Blend for the flower centers.  I used the light and dark Old Olive Blends for the leaves, and the light and dark Crumb Cake Blends for the basket.
  3. Stamp the tag image on the card front using Archival Black ink.  Stamp it again on a scrap piece of Shimmery White card stock and cut out using a pair of scissors.  Color in the hearts using the dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend.  Attach it to the stamped image on the card front using a Mini Dimensional to pop it up. Attach to a Crumb Cake mat.
  4. Run a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock through the Big Shot and Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  5. Attach to Calypso Coral card base. Attach stamped basket to front of card using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  6. Stamp the greeting below the basket using Archival Black ink.
  7. Tie a piece of ribbon into a bow and attach to the basket handle using a Glue Dot.  I used my very last piece of retired Calypso Coral seam binding

I really like the texture the Basket Weave Embossing Folder provides!

Basketweave embossing folder close up

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Blooming Basket

Ink: Archival Black, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake light and dark Stampin' Blends

Paper: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Shimmery White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Big Shot, Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder, Mini Dimensionals, Calypso Coral seam binding, Glue Dot.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Stampin' Blends Meets Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper

Butterfly Springtime Foil

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 spent, you'll earn a free product out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

It's a great time to stock up on supplies like paper, ink, and accessories.

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, so don't miss out.

Stampin' Up! added the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration choices in February.

One of the items offered was Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This pack has 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 12" x 12" single-sided foil designs (Gold foil, Rose Gold foil, and Silver foil).

This is the prettiest paper!

For this card, I decided to color in the flower and leaf images on one of the designs using the new alcohol-based Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive light and dark Stampin' Blends.

The Blends come in 12 exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and can be purchased individually or as a collection.

Easy, easy to add a pop of color!

I then paired the Springtime Foils paper with the Calypso Coral and white flowers design found in Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Occasions Catalog.

I attached them together,  added a narrow strip of Wild Wasabi to the seam, then attached them to a Calypso Coral card base. 

I used my Big Shot and Butterflies Thinlits Die to cut a butterfly out of gold foil paper.

I attached the butterfly to the front of the card using a Mini Dimensional to pop it up.

The greeting is from Butterfly Basics and was stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Calypso Coral ink.  I used a retired scallop oval punch to punch the greeting, then layered it to a piece of gold foil paper that had been punched out using a retired large oval punch.  I layered the greeting to the mat, then attached it to the front of the card using a Mini Dimensional to pop it up.

Butterfly Springtime Foil close up

I love the bold color the Stampin' Blends brings to the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics

Ink: Calypso Coral, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive light and dark Stampin' Blends

Paper: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, gold foil, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, scallop oval and large oval punches, Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper Meets Stampin' Blends

Daisy Delight Springtime Foil

 
Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 spent, you'll earn a free product out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

It's a great time to stock up on supplies like paper, ink, and accessories.

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, so don't miss out.

Stampin' Up! added the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration choices in February.

One of the items offered was Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This pack has 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 12" x 12" single-sided foil designs (Gold foil, Rose Gold foil, and Silver foil).

This is the prettiest paper!

For something a little different, I decided to color in the leaf images on one of the designs using the new alcohol-based Old Olive light and dark  Stampin' Blends.

The Blends come in 12 exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and can be purchased individually or as a collection.

Easy, easy to add a pop of color!

I  then paired the Springtime Foils paper with the Old Olive and silver designed paper from Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Occasions Catalog. I attached them to Silver Foil mat.

I wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral Seam Binding that I had in my collection down the middle, securing it in the back.

The daisy from Daisy Delight was stamped twice on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Calypso Coral ink, then punched out using the Daisy Punch.

I stamped the middle of one of the daisies using gold metallic ink, then layered them using a Mini Dimensional in between. 

I placed the daisy on the card front using a Mini Dimensional pop it up. 

The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was stamped on a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock using Basic Gray ink.  I banner cut the edge, slipped it underneath the seam binding, then attached the card front to a Wild Wasabi card base to complete.

Be sure to check out Sale-A-Bration before March 31!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Daisy Delight, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Gray, Old Olive Stampin' Blends

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Silver Foil, Springtime Foils and Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Papers

Accessories: retired Calypso Coral seam binding, Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!