Saturday, January 16, 2021

Art Gallery

 Hello, Stampers!

Today's Beginner Stamp Series finds us working with Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Stampin' Up!®. I am sure you are going to love the paper. It is so versatile and easy to work with. You can even use Stampin' Up!®'s DSP alone on a card with a sentiment and call it a day! 

I have posted a video on my YouTube channel. Click the image below to view it. 


Here's the  card:


Here's What I used:

Art Gallery Stamp Set

Whisper White Cardstock

Pretty Peacock Cardstock

Fine Art Floral DSP

Multi-Purpose Glue

Pool Party Ink

Pretty Peacock Ink

Rhinestones 




Here's What I Did: 

  • Cut my cardstock down to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"

  • Cut my mat/image cardstock  down to 5 1/4 x 4"
  • Cut my DSP image 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Cut my second Pretty Peacock layer 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Cut my image layer 2" x 3 1/4" 
  • Cut my sentiment strip base 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Cut my sentiment strip 3/8" x 2" 
  • Using the multipurpose glue and paste the DSP layer onto the Pretty Peacock base layer. 
  • Stamp the floral image onto the whisper white layer with Pool Party.
  • Stamp the detailed image on the three floral images with Pretty Peacock.
  • Glue the image piece onto the small Pretty Peacock mat.
  • Place dimensionals on the matted image and center it on the card. 
  • Stamp a sentiment onto the strip of white cardstock.
  • Center the stamped sentiment onto the Pretty Peacock strip.
  • Place a dimensional on the right side and glue on the left and place that on the image as pictured. 
  • Place the rhinestones around the image. 
  • The inside of the card needs to be stamped on the bottom right with the same image as the card using the Pool Party and the Pretty Peacock ink. 
  • Don't forget the envelope!

Also, don't forget Sale-a-bration!!











Product List:

tams# 55009 

Art Gallery Bundle
$50.25
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Fine Art Floral 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Simply Shammy
$8.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Take Your Pick
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Grid Paper
$12.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25

Thursday, January 7, 2021

 Hello, fellow stampers!

On YouTube, I have posted the second video in the beginner's stamping series. This video is comparing a few inks and how they work with alcohol markers and watercolor. Click on the image below to view the video!

 After the ink tutorial, I used Magnolia Blooms to create a simple but stunning birthday card. This stamp set from Stampin' Up!® is another beautiful and versatile stamp set. 

Here's the Card:


Here's What I Used:

  • Whisper White card stock (for the base and image piece)
  • Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set
  • Calypso Coral card stock 
  • Tombo glue
  • Stampin' Blends Calypso Coral
  • Memento Ink
  • Rhinestones
  • Paper trimmer/scorer



Here's What I Did:

  • Cut my cardstock down to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut my mat/image cardstock  down to 5 1/4 x 4"
  • Using the Magnolia Blooms stamp set by Stampin' Up! and Memento ink stamp the floral image. 
  • Let the ink dry for a moment before putting down a color wash of the Calypso Coral alcohol marker. 
  • Using the sentiment "Happy Birthday" from the same stamp set and the Memento ink stamp the sentiment in the bottom left-hand corner.
  • Glue the image piece onto the Calypso Coral mat and using dimensionals adhere that piece onto the card base.
  • Using the alcohol marker color the rhinestones. 
  • Once you have colored the rhinestones place them around the image.
  • The inside of the card needs to be stamped on the bottom right with Memento ink and after letting it dry a moment give it a color wash as well. 
  • Do the same with the envelope. 

Product List
     
Magnolia Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set
152729
$14.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Clear Block C
$7.00
Clear Block D
$8.50
Take Your Pick
$10.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic White 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 Cm) Envelopes
$10.00
Water Painters
$12.00
Simply Shammy
$8.00

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Dragonfly Garden

Good News!

Today you can purchase from the new Stampin' Up! catalog and to make it even better, spend $50. and choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! How fun is that. 

Today's card is brought to you by Dragonfly Garden from the mini catalog. I love this stamp set. It also comes in a bundle with a dragonfly punch, how convenient is that? It can be purchased as a suite. 



 Paper

  • Whisper White CS (4  1/4 x 11 scored in half at 5 1/2) for the card base.
  • Fine Art Floral DSP for the first layer (4 x 5 1/4)
  • Whisper White for the stamped image (2 x 4 3/4)
  • Whisper White for rectangle die sentiment.    
  • So Saffron cut for the layer behind the image piece (2 1/4 x 5)
Stamp Set:
  • Dragonfly Garden 
Ink Pads:
  • Memento Ink (Due to alcohol markers)
Everything Else: 
  • Die Set: 
  • Stitched Rectangles
  • Dimensionals
  • Wink of Stella
  • Gold String
  • Bling 
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine 
  • Stampin Blends
   What to do:

  • Cut and score the base layer of Whisper White CS.
  • Cut the Whisper White paper, So Saffron, and DSP using the measurements mentioned above.
  • Stamp the image with Memento Ink onto a piece of Whisper White and let it dry a few minutes.
  • While the image is drying cut and adhere the DSP layer to the base of the card. 
  • Using Stampin' Blends color the images using the card as a guide. 
  • Stamp the sentiment with Memento Ink and cut it out using the smallest rectangle die. (Let the image dry a few minutes before handling it. Memento Ink takes a few to dry. 
  • Mat the image onto the So Saffron CS and mat that onto the DSP with dimensionals. 
  • Mat the sentiment.
  • Add the bling.
  • Don't forget the inside of the card and coordinating envelope!
Enjoy!

Lindy 

    

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Positive Thoughts

 Hi All!

I hope you are having a great start to the New Year!! I have been stamping like crazy. My husband, Eddie, watched my first video and said he had no idea what I was talking about. He then suggested I do a "Cardmaking 101" series. What a great idea! So I am starting with the basics and moving up from there. The best place to start is at the beginning, right? So here we go!

I began with a go-to stamp set for me, Positive Thoughts. This stamp set is very beautiful and very versatile. It can be used for everything from birthdays to a sympathy card and everything in-between. 


Here's the Card:

Here's What I Used:

  • Whisper White card stock (for the base)
  • Positive Thoughts stamp set
  • Tombo glue
  • Pretty Peacock ink
  • Paper trimmer/scorer








To see my YouTube video click on the image below!





Here's What I Did:

  • Cut my cardstock down to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut my mat/image cardstock  down to 5 1/4 x 4"
  • Using the Positive Thoughts stamp set by Stampin' Up! and Pretty Peacock ink, stamp once, twice, and a third time all without re-inking the stamp.
  • Using the sentiment "Hope, Prayers, Love" and the Pretty Peacock ink stamp the sentiment in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Using the Stampin' Up! paper trimmer score piece, score lines from the inside right-hand side at a 1/4 mark increments (score two or three from the top and two on the bottom).
  • Either glue down with Tombo glue or give a little dimension using Stampin' Up!s Stampin Dimensionals.
  • Don't forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope as well.

Product List:

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Painted Poppies Stamp Set and Dies

 Hi All!

I hope all is well! Happy New Year!!!

I created a card today using Painted Poppies. I love this stamp set. The inspiration for the card came from the catalog! The catalog is a great place to start to get your creative juices flowing. 

Here's My Creation: 







Here's What I Did:
I first started with a card base of Whisper White card stock (8 1/2 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 inches). I then cut a mat from the Artisty Blooms DSP (4 x 5 1/4). Using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine I die cut the dies in Rich Razzleberry card stock. I used the lighter section of the Artistry Blooms DSP to stamp the sentiment "Thanks" in Rich Razzleberry. I matted the sentiment behind a black piece of cardstock. I adhered the dies cut in Rich Razzleberry to the base of the card with Tombo glue. The poppies were put together (the poppy flower outline adhered with Tombo to the poppy whole flower). They were added to the card base using dimensionals to pop it up. The sentiment was added with dimensionals as well. I then added some rhinestones to bling it up. The inside of the card was stamped with the poppy field stamp and I colored them with a blender tool dabbed in Rich Razzleberry ink. I did the same for the envelope too. 

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! 

Happy New Year!!

Lindy


Here's What I Used: 

Art Gallery

 Hello, Stampers! Today's Beginner Stamp Series finds us working with Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Stampin' Up!®. I am sure you ...