We have a great color challenge this week at the Global Design Project challenge blog. I am totally in love with this color combo. It works for a lot of different styles and it is amazing as a floral pallet.... Related Stories - Global Design Project ...

 

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Global Design Project GDP097 Color Challenge

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We have a great color challenge this week at the Global Design Project challenge blog. I am totally in love with this color combo. It works for a lot of different styles and it is amazing as a floral pallet.

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I mentioned in my last blog post that I really love the Graceful Garden stamp set. I especially love this rose stamp.  I stamped it several times on Canson XL 140 lb. watercolor paper (non SU) with our Basic Black Archival Ink Pad.

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After stamping, I gave the background a light wash with some Crumb Cake ink refill diluted with water. Then I built the color until I had the look I wanted. I used a heat tool to dry everything completely before moving on to using the same technique on the leaves and then finally the flowers. I placed a heavy object on top of the panel and let everything dry flat for a few hours.

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I really wanted to let the roses show through, so I cut a strip of vellum card stock and added the sentiment on top of the vellum. I die cut several layers of Whisper White cardstock with the Lovely Words Thinlits and stacked them to create a thicker embellishment. I cut the top layer from Berry Burst cardstock. Next, I stamped the sentiment from All Things Thanks with VersaMark ink on Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

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I used a strand from some Burlap Ribbon to wrap around the card front before attaching everything to a top-folding card base made with Berry Burst Cardstock. Finally, I removed the backing from some White Perfect Accents and added them to the sentiment strip using mini glue dots.

I know I say this every time, but we really would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

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If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

Have a blessed day!

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Global Design Project GDP096 CASE Challenge

This week at the Global Design Project challenge blog we are CASEing this lovely card by Tanja Kolar.

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I love Tanja's card, so I didn't stray too far from her original concept. I kept the same layout and color pallet, but I am not a big fan of dragon flies, so I decided to go with my favorite winged insect, a butterfly. Here is my version of Tanja's card...

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I really love the Graceful Garden stamp set, so don't be surprised if you see me use it often. I stamped and embossed the smaller rose from the set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. It looks so lovely on the Soft Sky cardstock background. I also stamped the same flower image with Soft Sky ink on a layer of Whisper White cardstock to give a little bit of interest to the bottom layer. The sentiment is also from the same set. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.

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I die cut a piece of silver glimmer paper with the medium butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits. I wanted it to be a solid image, so I die cut with less pressure (just enough to cut the edges) and then I added clear packing tape to the back to keep the smaller pieces intact. I also cut the same butterfly from Soft Sky cardstock and added it on top. The rhinestones help draw you eye into the focal image as well. I mounted the butterflies onto two squares cut with the Stitched Shape Framelits and then layered everything on to the front panel. I also used some retired silver thread to create a thread nest for the focal image.

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We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

Have a blessed day!

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Fancy Friday Blog Hop...Top 5 Product Picks

17016919_10208090271166904_2332158752647259391_oIt's time for our Fancy Friday Blog Hop. Our Fancy Friday team consists of some of the most talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators around. If you are following our hop, you should have just visited my amazing friend, Jeanna Bohanon. Isn't her project just wonderful. Our challenge this month is to tell about our top 5 product picks from the new Annual Catalog and then create a project using at least one of them.

The new catalog is full of beautiful new stamps and accessories and I had a really difficult time choosing only five, but here they are...

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It would have been difficult to use all five items on a project, so for my card I used three.

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I love that I was able to mix the new with the old for a great project. I started by embossing a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the new Garden Trellis embossing folder. Then I gently dragged a Whisper White Craft Ink Pad across the embossing to accentuate the pattern. Next, I stamped the image from the Floral Phrases stamp set. I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the images before stamping on Whisper White cardstock. I used one of the "almost" new Stitched Framelits Dies to die cut a circle. Then I also die cut the word "friend" from Basic Black cardstock using the new Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. I love the versatility of these dies.

 

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To finish off the card, I die cut Old Olive and Always Artichoke cardstock using the leaves from the May Flowers Framelits dies. I used sponge daubers to color the edges of the leaves with the same color of ink and then I shaped the leaves using the round end of an AquaPainter on a Stampin' Pierce Mat.

I can't wait to see what the other Fancy Friday team members have created. Be sure to hop on over to visit my amazing friend, Susan Wong.

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Global Design Project GDP093 Color Challenge

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We have a great color challenge this week at the Global Design Project challenge blog.

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I am crazy over this new stamp set, Hello Color. It is based on the coloring book style that is so popular right now. As I explored the possibilities of this stamp set, I discovered that it also lends itself well to clean and simple stamping.

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I stamped the fun background with Smoky Slate ink directly on the front center panel of a card base made with thick Whisper White cardstock. This particular set doesn't have any sentiments, so I borrowed the word "FRIENDS" from the Bloomin' Love stamp set, but you can use just about any word set you have on hand. I stamped with VersaMark ink on a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

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I stamped the flowers and leaves (feathers) with Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White cardstock and used sponge daubers to color them. Then I did some fussy cutting and paper piecing before adding them to the card front.


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Finally, I added some White Perfect Accents to add just a hit of shine to the focal area.

We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

Have a blessed day!

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Global Design Project GDP092 CASE Challenge

This week at the Global Design Project challenge blog we are CASEing this lovely card by Steffi Helmschrott.

18622317_10156227514257222_3113869487959362589_nWhen I see Steffi's card, I immediately see a mason jar, but instead of focusing on the jar, I decided to put the attention on some of the other aspects of her card. I kept the Crumb Cake card base, used a similar layout, included a bow, and used a flower for my focal image. If I hadn't told you I was CASEing Steffi's card, you probably wouldn't have even realized it...LOL!

 

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I love the new stamp set, Graceful Garden. It is just my style, so I was ready to put some ink to it and see what I could come up with.

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I haven't used my Copic markers in quite a while, so I wanted to get them out and practice. Now that I have gone back to work outside the home, I don't get the opportunity to just sit and color the way I would like...so it was a nice change of pace for me. There are a number of things I wish I would have done differently on this card if I had a chance to change them, but I was on a tight time schedule, so I decided to just go with it. Here are the markers I used on the flower.

 

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We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

Have a blessed day!

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