Today’s card was something would be easy to recreate, but took a while because the picture I had in my head wasn’t working the way I wanted it to.  I had seen a picture of a valley of pine trees shrouded in fog and wanted to create a version of… ...

A Foggy Night of Navy

Today’s card was something would be easy to recreate, but took a while because the picture I had in my head wasn’t working the way I wanted it to.  I had seen a picture of a valley of pine trees shrouded in fog and wanted to create a version of that.  I figured vellum would play a big part in getting the look.

THE TREES

I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and Night of Navy ink.  I played around with full on ink at the top of the page and re-stamping as I moved down then did it the opposite and used the full ink version at the bottom then moved up as the ink dissipated.

I still wanted some more full strength in the middle so I stamped up the whole image then stamped off the bottom of the image on my grid paper so only the tops of the trees were really inked and stamped it in the middle of my image.

THE SENTIMENT

My first inclination was to have just a white space above the trees but it was too much so I used the large background stamp from Rooted in Nature and stamped in Night of Navy, stamped off once.  I then stamped full strength the Thinking of You sentiment on top.

Next I lined up my vellum exactly where I wanted it and punched holes in the top for the gingham ribbon.  That was going to be all that was holding down the vellum.  I carefully lined up the thinking of you sentiment, nice because it is photopolymer, and stamped again using full strength Night of Navy.  I quickly powdered it with clear embossing powder and heated it with my heat tool.  Any of the Stampin Up colors can be heat embossed in this way if you are quick about putting on the powder.

WHAT’S UP AT STAMPIN UP
Two fantastic programs are going on this month
PLUS if you place an order through me of $75 or more I’ll send you Metallic Pearls (121 each of Gold and silver adhesive backed pearls) as a free item. Who doesn’t love free!!
Use Host Code UKKQUYYP for any order under $150.

Bonus Days!!!  For every $50 you spend this month you earn $5 coupon to use in September.

You can rack up multiple coupons and save them up to use on one order in September, or spread them out on several September orders.  You decide.  I will also be offering a free item from me for anyone ordering $75 or more in the month of September.  Check back then to see what that free item will be.

What better item to purchase to meet that $50 but the Color Your Season Bundle.  The products can be purchased separately or as a bundle and include The Blended Season Stamp Set, Stitched Season Framelit Dies, and a new set of Watercolor Pencils. This set is perfect for year round stamping and the framelits with a double row of stitching are just gorgeous.

THANK YOU

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Lynn

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Hello New Blend Colors

My card today is a great big HELLO to the new Stampin Blend colors available in the Annual Catalog.  I was so excited to see additional colors added to the blend collection.  I love to mix multiple shades of a color, say Green, to get the look I want and having only two shades of Old Olive was great but not enough for me.  My wish was granted when I saw on page 205 with 11 new colors and four of them were Green – Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green and Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.  Wow

NEW BLEND COLORS
  • Call Me Clover
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Highland Heather
  • Lovely LIpstick
  • Mint Macaron
  • Petal Pink
  • Pineapple Punch
  • Poppy Parade
  • Soft Sea Foam
  • Soft Suede
TIPS

I decided to highlight almost all the new colors by creating a pretty background piece.  I stamped first with the flower image from Botanical Bliss.  I selected this one because of the open line drawing making it perfect for coloring.

I generally used just the light and dark of each color for the flowers, with a few exceptions.  It really highlights the shading opportunities with just those two markers.  Once completed I used a sponge dauber to add Balmy Blue all around the flowers.

I had no idea when I started this project how I was going to finish it up because when I started it was all just to practice with the colors.  Once it was completed, I chose to really highlight the brightness by adding a layer of Poppy Parade but also soften it with a Crumb Cake card base.  The Pineapple Punch ribbon adds some more brightness

The sentiment is from Accented Blooms and punched out with the Tailored Tag. I still needed to have something behind so I chose the inside cut out from the Broadway Lights Framelits.  The large frame has an inside cutting edge and an outside which allows for the inside of the frame to be a great cut out.  I liked that it wasn’t a perfect rectangle.

WHAT’S UP AT STAMPIN UP
Two fantastic programs are going on this month
PLUS if you place an order through me of $75 or more I’ll send you Metallic Pearls (121 each of Gold and silver adhesive backed pearls) as a free item. Who doesn’t love free!!
Use Host Code UKKQUYYP for any order under $150.

Bonus Days!!!  For every $50 you spend this month you earn $5 coupon to use in September.

You can rack up multiple coupons and save them up to use on one order in September, or spread them out on several September orders.  You decide.  I will also be offering a free item from me for anyone ordering $75 or more in the month of September.  Check back then to see what that free item will be.

What better item to purchase to meet that $50 but the Color Your Season Bundle.  The products can be purchased separately or as a bundle and include The Blended Season Stamp Set, Stitched Season Framelit Dies, and a new set of Watercolor Pencils. This set is perfect for year round stamping and the framelits with a double row of stitching are just gorgeous.

THANK YOU

HERE’S SOME ADDITIONAL INFO YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW

Thanks for stopping by today!

Lynn

THE PRODUCTS

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Fall Themed Sympathy for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

I know that a theme of Fall doesn’t usually bring to mind a sympathy card, but sympathy cards are needed all year long and Fall is no exception.  I recently  pulled out my last sympathy card for a co-worker to use last week.  So because you can’t really plan ahead for a sympathy card like you can a birthday or anniversary or holiday, I like to keep them on hand.  I also wanted to try my hand at a new technique I saw recently.  So here goes.

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

TECHNIQUE

Don’t you just love these leaves. I had seen another card on a facebook page where black cardstock was used with white  Here’s how I did it.

  • Stamp image using Versamark on dark colored cardstock and emboss with white embossing powder .  I used the leaves from Rooted in Nature stamp set and black cardstock.
  • Color in the whole image with white watercolor pencil
  • Color over the image with other colored watercolor pencils.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crushed Curry  and Cajun Craze.  Some from the Assortment number 1 watercolor set and some from the new Assortment #2 now available in August as part of the Blended Seasons suite.  You can order just the watercolor pencils without the rest of the bundle and I highly recommend you do so.

I used the Stitched Labels for my sentiment and some of the copper woven ribbon for accent. I spread the ribbon out to make the webbed look.  Some final touches with copper and silver leaf accents.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Lynn

Thank you for hopping along with us

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
THE PRODUCTS

 

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Happy For You with Gatefold Blossoms

I don’t know about you but I love a creative fold on a card.  Some are very intimidating for sure, but others, like a gate fold card are cute and easy to create plus provide a wow factor.  

In the Annual catalog there is anew item bundle, Bouquet Blooms and Gatefold Blossoms bundle.  I quickly added it to my wish list for purchasing.  Once in hand I wanted to first try out making the sample found on page 167.   I watched the video below,  produced by Stampin Up, on how to use these unique framelits.

 

I hadn’t realized when I purchased the framelits that the size card created was a notecard size.  I figured there must be someone out in the Interwebs who has figured out how to make it into a full size card using the same basic technique but with a larger piece of cardstock.  Did some digging and found this video from Brenda Quintana with her size and technique measurements.

 

After that it was just putting my own spin on the card with a square sentiment and some cute flowers.  The sentiment combines two stamps from the Bouquet Blooms stamp set and fit perfectly inside the stitched square framelit.

 

WHAT’S UP AT STAMPIN UP
Two fantastic programs are going on this month
PLUS if you place an order through me of $75 or more I’ll send you Metallic Pearls (121 each of Gold and silver adhesive backed pearls) as a free item. Who doesn’t love free!!
Use Host Code UKKQUYYP for any order under $150.

Bonus Days!!!  For every $50 you spend this month you earn $5 coupon to use in September.

You can rack up multiple coupons and save them up to use on one order in September, or spread them out on several September orders.  You decide.  I will also be offering a free item from me for anyone ordering $75 or more in the month of September.  Check back then to see what that free item will be.

What better item to purchase to meet that $50 but the Color Your Season Bundle.  The products can be purchased separately or as a bundle and include The Blended Season Stamp Set, Stitched Season Framelit Dies, and a new set of Watercolor Pencils. This set is perfect for year round stamping and the framelits with a double row of stitching are just gorgeous.

THANK YOU

HERE’S SOME ADDITIONAL INFO YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW

Thanks for stopping by today!

Lynn

THE PRODUCTS

 

THANK YOU

Thanks for stopping by today!

HERE’S SOME ADDITIONAL INFO YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW

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A Tropical Christmas

It is August and about time I made some Christmas cards for the upcoming season.  You’d think I had this all planned but, nope, not really.  The only thing I had planned was to use the Tropical thinlits in a card today.  I’ve had them on my desk to use for a while now and not yet found the inspiration.  So I figured the best thing to do would be to cut out some of the cool leaves to see what they looked like.  I had a scrap piece of green Share What You Love DSP on my desk and figured it would work.  Here is the result.

THE SKETCH INSPIRATION

TIPS

I had the CAS this Sketch in mind when I started and figured I would use a piece of the Under the Mistelte DSP, the one with the leaping reindeer on a field of green.  But when I put it together, I had flipped over the reindeer to the backside to add adhesive and thought, you know, that red plaid would look even better.  The gold glimmer paper added some nice sparkle but not overpowering.

I used the square framelits to crop exactly the size I wanted with layers behind.  Then I had to find a sentiment.  Perfect Pines to the rescue.  That sentiment fit perfectly, almost like I planned it.

WHAT’S UP AT STAMPIN UP

Three fantastic programs are going on this month

Also this month, if you place an order through me of $75 or more I’ll send you Metallic Pearls (121 each of Gold and silver adhesive backed pearls) as a free item.
Use Host Code UKKQUYYP for orders under $150

Bonus Days!!!  For every $50 you spend this month you earn $5 coupon to use in September.

 

What better item to purchase to meet that $50 but the Color Your Season Bundle.  The products can be purchased separately or as a bundle and include The Blended Season Stamp Set, Stitched Season Framelit Dies, and a new set of Watercolor Pencils. This set is perfect for year round stamping and the framelits with a double row of stitching are just gorgeous.

Supply List

If you are a first time subscriber to Paper Pumpkin and subscribe before August 10, you’ll get 50% off your First Month’s subscription.  Want to know more about Paper Pumpkin, click below!!!

 

THE PRODUCTS

Supply List

THANK YOU

Thanks for stopping by today!

Lynn

HERE’S SOME ADDITIONAL INFO YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW

 

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