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Monday, July 27, 2015

Pretty Thoughts

These pretty watercolour flowers were made with an emboss resist technique with the outline image from the Best Thoughts Hostess Set.

Use the same stamp for a background.


-swipe Whisper White card stock with an embossing buddy
-stamp the image with VersaMark pad
-cover the image with gold embossing powder and shake off the excess
-use heat tool to melt the powder
-use a Pear Pizzaz marker to colour the leaves
-use a Pink Pirouette marker to outline the petals
-ink a sponge dauber with Pink Pirouette ink and lightly colour the image
-brush your Aqua Painter over an Old Olive pad and remove some ink on scrap paper
-wash some Old Olive ink onto the leaves and blend
-brush your Aqua Painter over a Rose Red pad and remove some ink on scrap paper
-wash some Rose Red ink onto the petals
-let dry




Supplies
Stamps
-Best Thoughts Hostess Set 139234
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
-Crumb Cake pad 126975
-Chocolate Chip pad 126979
-Pink Pirouette pad 126956
-Pink Pirouette marker 139263
-Rose Red pad 126954
-Old Olive pad 126953
-Pear Pizzazz marker 139263
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock 113351
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Chocolate Chip card stock 102128
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Ovals Collection framelits 129381
-Embossing buddy 103083
-Heat Tool 129053
Accessories
-Gold embossing powder 109129
-White Organza ribbon 114319

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Blue Thoughts

I used markers and sponge daubers to colour the pretty outline image from the Hostess Set, Best Thoughts. Check out my previous post for another technique to try with this set.



-stamp the image and the sentiment with Memento ink on Whisper White card stock
-use a Pear Pizzazz marker to outline the leaves and colour the stem and stamens
-use a Soft Sky marker to outline the petals

-ink a sponge dauber with Pear Pizzazz ink and remove some ink on scrap paper
-use a sponge dauber to lightly colour the centres of the flowers and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink
-use a sponge dauber to colour the flowers with Soft Sky ink
-ink a sponge dauber with Tempting Turquoise ink and remove some ink on scrap paper
-use a sponge dauber to very lightly colour the flowers with Tempting Turquoise ink









Supplies
Stamps
-Best Thoughts Hostess Set 139234
Ink
-Tuxedo Black Memento pad 132708
-Soft Sky ink pad 131181
-Soft Sky marker 131263
-Pear Pizzazz ink pad 131180
-Pear Pizzazz marker 131263
-Tempting Turquoise ink pad 126952
Paper
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Basic Black card stock 119686
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Layered Thoughts

Best Thoughts is my favourite Hostess Set in the new catalogue!

Hostess Sets are special discounted items that can only be purchased on a $200 order. So, host a party or stock up on supplies and get this lovely stamp set.

I used an Aqua-Painter on the stamped image to give it a pale watercolour effect.

By cutting sections from multiple images and layering them with dimensionals (foam adhesive dots) I created a 3D Paper Tole flower.

Use your Big Shot and Ovals framelits to cut a window in the mat. Then score 1/4 in. from the edges with your Simply Scored Tool. Adhere the mat to the card front with dimensionals.


-stamp the image 3 times on Whisper White card stock with Old Olive ink
-brush water on the inked lines with an Aqua-painter to soften and colour the image
-cut out the top layer as shown
-cut the middle layer as shown
-cut the bottom layer as shown
-stamp the stem and leaves of the image 2 times on Pear Pizzazz card stock with Old Olive ink
-cut all the leaves and the stem with an extension for adhesive from an image
-cut single foreground leaves from with an extension for adhesive from the other image
-adhere single leaves to the back of middle layer
-adhere the stem and leaves to the back of the bottom layer
-adhere top layer to middle layer with dimensionals
-adhere middle layer to bottom layer with dimensionals









Supplies
Stamps
-Best Thoughts 139234
-A Dozen Thoughts
Ink
-Old Olive pad 126953
-Delightful Dijon pad 138327
Paper
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Pear Pizzazz card stock 131201
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Ovals Collection framelits 129381
-Simply Scored Tool 122334
Accessories
-Dimensionals 104430

Monday, July 20, 2015

Garden In Bloom

Garden in Bloom is a new stamp set from the latest Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It included a large number of stamps so it's only available in Photopolymer (Clear).

The blooms have a hand-drawn appearance, so I used Black Memento ink for all the outlines to make a pretty background.

Then, I used Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Mint Macaron (new) inks for the second step solid stamps.

The sentiment, from the Best Thoughts Hostess Set, is stamped on Vellum with Staz On ink.

Use Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky and Vellum card stock and White Organza ribbon.
The cute sentiment from this set inspired the layout of my design. The bee, the butterfly and the flower being friends.

Again, I used Black Memento ink for the outlines to emphasize the hand-drawn theme.

Then, I used Melon Mambo (stamped off) for the flower, Cucumber Crush for the leaves, Tempting Turquoise for the butterfly and Daffodil Delight for the bee's body and the flower centre. I used a Soft Sky for the bee's wings. Just scribble it in.

The flight trails are pierced using the Updated Essentials Piercing template.

Use Whisper White, Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise card stock and Black/White Baker's twine.
To begin I stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink on the mat first, then used Daffodil Delight ink to stamp the solid/watercolour flower image. Use Soft Suede ink for the outline image and then turn the stamp and use Delightful Dijon ink to stamp the outline image again. Stamp the flower centre with Delightful Dijon, too.

Stamp the outline image with Daffodil Delight ink on the card base to create a background.

I used Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, and Daffodil Delight card stock and linen thread.