Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you – the Baby Wipe Technique!!! I have done this many times before but each time it looks so amazing! Just playing with different stamp sets makes it so much fun! I just love it!!!
Butterflies are just so uplifting and beautiful! While I would love to make them in reds, yellows, and oranges, I thought I would branch out and use different colors! Now let’s get started on this super cool, easy technique – the Baby Wipe Technique!
I took a wet baby wipe and folded it a few times. Be sure the size is still bigger than the image you are going to stamp on it. Then I took a few ink refills and randomly dripped dots of ink on the baby wipe creating a big inky blob. The colors I used were Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, and Soft Sky. This is now what I used as my ink pad for my butterflies!
Using the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set, I stamped the image into my “baby wipe ink pad” and then onto Whisper White scraps. Sometimes it takes a few stamps to get the colors to mingle together and then you get fabulous ones! You don’t have to worry about cleaning the stamp before going back to the “ink pad” because it’s not like you are going to ruin it. In fact, it will only make it more fun!! After stamping the butterflies, I die cut them with the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits! I did not stamp the center part of the butterfly until I die cut it out. I have found that I usually stamp too high or low and it get cut off so doing it afterwards is best!
Now to assemble the card, I started with a Pacific Point card base. Then I took a piece of Soft Sky (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the three dots from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set all over the background using my “baby wipe ink pad.” I adhered that to the card front and placed my butterflies on the card (no adhesive yet) and stamped the antennas. Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the butterflies and placed them right next to their stamped antennas! For the greeting, I took a piece of scrap Whisper White 3/4″ wide and stamped the greeting from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink. I added those three little dots as well for an extra pop. Next, I cut the banner tips on the end and cut it as long as it needed to be for the greeting and dots. This can vary card to card. I layered it onto Pacific Point 1″ wide and long enough to layer. The greeting is on the lower left hand side of the card!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!
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Happy Tuesday!!! Today I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! It’s a bit out of the box but super cool! This bushel basket of apples was created with the Basket Bunch Bundle from the Occasions Mini Catalog
I got the idea for this card from the amazing, Shelli Gardner who showed it at the Stampin’ Up Event last November!! It sold me on this set….the outside the box ways to use the Basket Bunch Stamp Set. This looks like an Easter Stamp Set but I got so many other styles of cards out of it! These apples, a baby card with the bunny and many others can be created! Now let’s get started on this one!
I started with a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and stamped lots of leaves and the smaller solid outline Easter egg. All of these come from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set and stamped in Basic Gray Ink! I like the softer look of gray over black. Next, I die cut out each of them using the coordinated Basket Builder Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). A little tip for die cutting lots of little pieces, use a post-it note to hold the die to the cardstock! After I had all of the pieces die cut, I colored them with Real Red and Emerald Envy Ink and an Aqua Painter!
It’s time to assemble!!! I die cut the basket bottom (solid & detailed) in Crumb Cake. I stuck the two basket pieces together with some cut pieces Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives the basket a bit of a 3D look! Next, I adhered the basket to a piece of Very Vanilla that I die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits! I love the rustic look of the stitches! TIP: Be sure to only add adhesive to the basket on the bottom half so that you can tuck in the “apples”! I placed some of the apples on with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals. So that I didn’t have to die cut so many of the leaves, I actually stamped a few of the leaves directly onto the vanilla and colored them in! Just be sure to tuck the “apples” in deep enough that they look like apples and not eggs!
After the bushel basket is all complete, I added this to a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock and then to the center of a Crumb Cake card base! The greeting from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set is stamped in the lower right corner in Chocolate Chip Ink. To finish off the card, I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card and tied it into a bow! I love it!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new!!!
Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! Today, I’m sharing the Peek-A-Boo Designer Paper Technique. I love this one so much because you can see both sides of the Designer Paper and you don’t have to pick which side to use!!! 🙂
How beautiful is this card?!?!? I love that it is simple but still has a great wow factor! Love it!!!
I started with a Sweet Sugarplum card base. Then for the Peek-A-Boo Designer Paper Technique, I used a piece of Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Along the long 5-1/4″ side, find the middle (2-5/8″) and cut in 2″. Now I just folded the triangles back from the corner of the Designer Paper to the that cut line! It’s as simple as that!!! I did add a little bit of Snail Adhesive to hold my triangles back and in place!
To complete the card, I took a piece of 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White and adhered it to the back of the Designer Paper on the side with the Peek-A-Boo. Just add a little bit of Snail Adhesive to the back of the Designer Paper, place the corners of the Designer Paper on the edge of the Whisper White and press down. Now you can add this to your card base!!! You can have the Peek-A-Boo portion on the right or left or top or bottom!
I love how you don’t have to hide one side of the Designer Series Paper for this card!!! It’s perfect for all those amazing pieces of paper you have been saving because you love both sides! To see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here!!! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new! I post every Tuesday and Thursday on YouTube!
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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means??? It means I have a fabulous technique to share with you and that is doing the Smack Down Technique!!! Check this out!!!
I know I love flowers a lot a lot but this technique is amazing with these flowers. How can you not love this card?!?!?! I got this technique from fellow demonstrator – Mary McNeely! I love sharing ideas with others stampers!
This card starts with a Island Indigo card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) to create this masterpiece. Using the Flower Patch Stamp Set, I stamped down the largest flower (Rose Red Ink) down. Then without going back to the ink, smack down the stamp all around that original stamped flower. Just pound, pound, pound it all around. Then go back to the ink, stamp another flower and then smack down all around it. I did the next flower (pointy one) in Peekaboo Peach Ink and the smaller rounded petal flower in Island Indigo Ink. The leaves were done in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I’m telling you this card is so much fun to create and lets out any and all stress you might have. Stamping is such amazing therapy!
After stamping all the flowers, I layered this onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I wrapped some Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon around it and tied it into a knot. I added this piece to my card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals so it would be nice a smooth with that ribbon! I finished off the card with a few White Perfect Accents in the middle of the large flowers!
For the greeting, I used the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set and stamped it onto Whisper White. I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch! Next, I punched out another one in Rose Red and cut it in half to layer a piece to the top and a piece to the bottom for that perfect layered look. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! This is my 300th Video!!! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new!!! I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!
Happy Tuesday!!! I have this fabulous Rock ‘N Roll technique to share with you today!!! It can be used with many different images and it’s super fun!!!
How cool are these flowers with the dark tipped petals?!?!?! It is a super fun and cool technique that you can do with any of your favorite images! Let’s get started!
I started with a Wisteria Wonder card base and layered on a piece of Elegant Eggplant (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) to stamp these beautiful flowers on. Using the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I took the flower and placed it on Block B. You will want to use the smallest block to you can use on your image because otherwise your rock ‘n roll will just ink up the block and not your image if it’s much larger. I inked it up in the light color – Wisteria Wonder Ink and then I took Elegant Eggplant Ink and did the Rock ‘N Roll Technique. Just roll the edges of the images around on the darker color, avoiding the middle of the image.
Check out the video below to really see how this works as I’m not so sure I’m explaining it well! 🙂 Once you have inked it up, stamp it down on the cardstock towards the top and to the left side. I actually stamped it twice to get that lighter and darker shade. Also, then I didn’t have to do this whole thing 3 times. I do find that cleaning the stamp in between is good since you can’t really Rock ‘N Roll exactly the same each time.
After doing the 3 flowers, I stamped the stem and leaves in Cucumber Crush Ink. Some of them are stamped twice for that variation in color too! TIP: Use a mask to cover the bottom portion when you are stamping your flower stems so that they don’t go below the ribbon. Then you can cover up all of the overlaps of the stems with the ribbon! I used the Cucumber Crush Mini Striped Ribbon! I used the greeting from the Avant Garden Stamp Set and stamped it in Elegant Eggplant. Next, I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish it off, I added little Elegant Eggplant Enamel Shapes.
If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. I post a video every Tuesday and Thursday!
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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today. It’s a fabulous one today – coloring with the Fine Tip Glue Pen!!! Check out this glossy frog…or toad!
How adorable is he? I colored him with some re-inker in my Fine Tip Glue Pen! I got this idea from the fabulous Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO. Let’s get started!
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All you need for this technique of coloring with your Fine Tip Glue Pen is the glue and the color of your choice in Ink Refills! I have a few bottles of Fine Tip Glue so to not make a big batch, I poured as much as I could into the other 2 bottles. There was maybe 1/3 of the bottle left and I did 10 drips of Cucumber Crush and it was BRIGHT! I ended up adding some glue back to it. I would go with maybe 3-5 drops and then add more if you want a bolder color! You can always add more but you can’t take it out! 🙂 Shake well and then color with the fine tip! It’s super fun and simple because you are literally coloring with the fine tip and can get into small spaces too!
For this card, I stamped the toad from the You’re Sublime Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink onto Whisper White. Then I took the colored Fine Tip Glue and filled him in. I actually did his eyes in regular/uncolored Fine Tip Glue. Allow this to dry. It will take at least an hour depending on how thick it was applied. As it dries you will notice the color is darker in certain spots! I love how that works! Coloring with the Fine Tip Glue Pen is super fun and there are endless possibilities! For my card base, I used Cucumber Crush and layered on a piece of Pacific Point that I ran through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder. I added a few loops of Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the back of the toad and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new! I post every Tuesday and Thursday!
What color would you add to your Fine Tip Glue Pen?? Let me know in the comments below! I’m thinking I need to do Melon Mambo and do the tips of flowers for that dew and highlighted look! How amazing would that be?!?!?
Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a super fun technique to share with you – creating a marbled background!!! Check this out!!
Isn’t the background super cool?? It is super easy as well. All you need are ink pads and baby wipes!!! I got this technique from fellow demonstrator, Sandy Jacobson! I love sharing ideas!!!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Ink Pads, Baby Wipes
For creating the marbled background, I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. You can use regular Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock if you wish! It works the same with all but I liked the little hint of shimmer! Next, I took a wet baby wipe and balled it up and very lightly tapped it into an ink pad and then pounced all over the cardstock. I used Bermuda Bay Ink, Cucumber Crush Ink, and Pumpkin Pie Ink. You can pounce with each color as little or as much as you wish. It’s as simple as that! Super fun and comes out different each time. You can mix and match any color combination!
I used Wisteria Wonder Ink and Rich Razzleberry Ink for this one. For the decoration, I stamped the lady from the Beautiful You Stamp Set in Basic Black and her dress in Rich Razzleberry. The greeting was done in Wisteria Wonder. I went over her dress with a Wink of Stella Pen which added a little shine and blended it together a bit. I used the leftover bit of ink on the tip to color in her hat. Then, I layered this piece onto Silver Foil Paper and added it to the card front. To finish it off, I added a few White Perfect Accents. Love it!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post every Tuesday and Thursday!
Have fun trying this out yourself! What color combination will you use? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today using the Watercolor Pencils. We will be creating a Ruffle Dress!!! Check out this beauty!!
I love this dress because it is PINK (of course) but it is also so big and beautiful! I went to my Junior year Prom in a huge baby blue Cinderella ball gown and it was amazing! Now I can create that amazing dress on the beautiful women in the Beautiful You Stamp Set! Love it!!! Thank you to Tandra Boyer for this amazing idea!!!
I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. Next, I inked up the top portion of the lady from the Beautiful You Stamp Set with Basic Black Archival Ink. I used this ink because it won’t bleed when you watercolor. If you aren’t comfortable inking up just the top half of the stamp, you can always ink it all up and then mask over the bottom half with a piece of scrap paper! After stamping her, I took the Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil and make swirly lines starting at her waist and going down. Just keep adding squiggly lines until it looks full. I added a little bit of color along the lines of her shirt as well. Then I took the Aqua Painter and traced over the top of the swirly lines, allowing the color to bleed. Just keep swirling along each of those lines and color in the top as well. If it seems to get rather wet, you can always stop and allow it to dry a bit and then come back in with some some more color to accent or create shadows. You can make the skirt as full or straight as you wish! Just have fun with it!!
I created this ruffle dress with the Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil! It is just so beautiful!
To finish off the card, I used a Melon Mambo card base and a strip of Gold Foil Paper along the left side (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful You Stamp Set in Basic Black in the upper right corner and then added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I liked the added texture of the dimensionals and it hold the paper on real well since it can curl a bit after the watercoloring. To finish it off, I added a few Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes! I just love it!!! I might do the purple one with silver! 🙂
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new! I post every Tuesday and Thursday!!!
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Happy Tuesday and Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Today I’m going to share a fabulous technique in my favorite color! After all I LOVE Pink and today is all about love, right??
How amazing is this card?!?!?! All that Pink! That amazing background! I am in love although I probably won’t be making a ton of cards exactly like this…..that background was crazy! It’s always cool and fun to do something at least once though!!! Let’s get started!
I started with a Basic Black card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the “Birthday To You” from the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set all over in Melon Mambo Ink. I just love black and white with a pop of pink! To get those various shades of pink on the greeting, I stamped a few times before going back to the ink. I would ink it up and then stamp in a random place, then move down and over and stamp again and repeat once more. Then I would go back to the ink and stamp the same but in reverse so that the darkest was now next to the lightest. Just keep filling in until it is all covered. Don’t worry about your spacing or being straight. It is made with love, not perfection and a lot of it is covered up so you can’t see the entire piece! Once I was finished with this piece, I adhered it to the card front! Now for the Happy greeting!!! I took a piece of Whisper White (4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder. This will give you that fabulous de-bossed Happy image. Now it’s time to add some color! I found that stamping with the piece on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat works best because then there is some give for the debossed image and you aren’t smashing it all. It gives a nice stamped image as well. Place the debossed image on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat and using the image from the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set, stamp over each letter with Melon Mambo Ink! When you stamp, you can see the ink touch the paper and sometimes you will need to press a little more in certain spots to make sure the stamp touches the paper.
There other super cool thing is how you can create 2 projects from this technique. Once you stamp on the de-bossed image, you will notice the letter in your stamp because the ink is still there where the letter is de-bossed. You can then stamp that onto another piece of paper to get the cool look of the Happy in the photo above (bottom greeting). How cool is that?? Once I finished the de-bossed image, I layered it onto Basic Black measuring 2-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like using Dimensional when working with embossed images so it lays flat and adheres well…..and because I love them so much! Then I added this to my card front and finished it off with a few Rhinestones. Got to have some bling! I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) to the inside of the card as well since it is hard to write on black cardstock! Love it!!!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new! I post a video every Tuesday and Thursday! You can also check out another sample I created with these folders here!
What color would you use to create this card?? Let me know in the comments below! I’m thinking I need to try Bermuda Bay or Cucumber Crush for a boy card!!!
I started with a piece of Whisper White (4-1/2″ x 1-1/2″) and stamped the fabulous large greeting from the Double Take Stamp Set that is in the Occasions Mini Catalog! I stamped the congrats in Night of Navy Ink and then cleaned off the stamp. Then you will want to dry the image by going over it a bit with the Heat Tool just to make sure it is completely dry. Then I pounced over the image with the Embossing Buddy to reduce static. I took a Sponge Dauber and pounced in the VersaMark Ink and then onto the lower half of the greeting stamp. Once I added VersaMark to the bottom half, I stamped it over the greeting! It is pretty easy to line up the greeting to stamp again since it is a Photopolymer Stamp Set but if you aren’t sure of yourself, you can always use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Once I stamped the greeting, I poured some Gold Embossing Powder over the greeting. If there is some powder higher on the letters than you wish, you can always push some of the powder off with your finger. Next, I set the powder with the Heat Tool. If you would like a basic heat embossing video tutorial, check that out here! Then I layered the greeting onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock (4-3/4″ x 1-3/4″). I used a Whisper White card base and added some Floral Boutique Designer Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). I placed a Gold Metallic Foil Doily in the center and then added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love this card so much and then had fun making this one too!!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post a video every Tuesday and Thursday!
Which do you prefer – the Congrats Card or the Love Card? Let me know in the comments below!