Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Stampin'Blends techniques-Beautiful Day


Isn't this flower simple but beautiful.  I used a different technique when coloring using my Stampin' Blends.

1. This time I started with the darkest blend and created an outline around each petal of the flower.  These markers blend best if the ink is wet, so I only worked with about 4 petals at a time.

2. I then took the lightest marker and filled in the entire petal even coloring over the darker color I had already used.  A circular motion seems to work the best.

If I placed yesterday's card and today's next to each other you would be able to see a slight difference in each technique.

Tomorrow I will show you a sample that uses 3 colors to make a stunning blend.  Same flower image a totally different look.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Stampin' Blend techniques-Lots of Lavender


  Do you see two colors on the tiny petals of this flower?  The blends were used to color the flower and there are two shades for each color.

The technique I used for coloring this flower I call light to dark.

1. Color the entire flower using the lighter shade of marker.
2. Use the darker color to add some shading to each petal of the flower.

I used this same technique to color the ribbon and the leaves.


Did you know you can have this stamp set and not pay a penny for it?  This is one of the Sale a Bration items you can get free with a $50 order.

Tomorrow I will share another technique you can use with the Stampin' Blends.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bubble Over Bundle-Valentine Card


Wouldn't this made a cute Valentine Heart?  I used several different items from the Occasion and Annual catalog to make this card.

1. The obvious item was the Bubble Over Bundle for the bottle, the bubbles and the tiny heart cut out and stamp.

2. The designer paper is from the Occasions catalog and is called Painted with Love Specialty designer paper.

3. The tinsel ribbon is from the Occasions catalog and the gold edged ribbon is from the annual catalog.

4. The saying is from the Petal Palette stamp set.

It is fun to combine different items from different catalogs to make a great card.

I have had a great time creating these samples and presenting them to you.  I hope I have inspired you to create something yourself.  If so you know where to go, the top of the page and click on shop now.

Next week I will be featuring the stamp set called Lovely Wishes.  It was an all attendee give away at the OnStage I went to in November.  Got to use it right!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bubble Over Bundle-Narrow Notecards

Do you like the size of this card?  It is very small, too small to mail but perfect for a gift card, or note to put in someone's lunch. Do you wonder how exactly I made the bottle in this card.

1. I cut the bottle 2 times out of vellum.

2. I attached both bottles together using snail adhesive.  

3. I then attached the straws to the back of the bottle with glue dots.  They really do not show, but helped get the pieces the way I wanted them.



4. The designer paper is from the Sale a Bration catalog and if you look closely you can see some Glitter Epoxy shapes that I intended to look like bubbles coming out of the bottle.  

Couldn't you see a set of these notecards tied with a matching ribbon and given as a thank you to that special someone.

This stamp set and framelit can be used for Valentine's Day.  Come back tomorrow to see how I created a card using this Bubble Over Bundle.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bubble Over Bundle-Brusho Background


 Have you tried Brusho yet?  I admit I was a little nervous that I would be able to do a good job with it when I sat down.

1. I used an aqua painter to make an area on the water color paper very wet.

2. I poked 3 small holes in the top of the Brusho container.  I knew not to open the lid.  It was amazing to me how easy it was to shake just a little bit of Brusho and how it spread all over the wet area.  I like the variety in the color.

3. I did not want to have to wait a long time to have this dry, so I used my heat tool to dry the paper.  I was pleased because using the heat tool did not affect the color.


  Next I will be featuring the Whisper White Narrow Notecards.  Come back and check them out.  And while you are waiting contact me if you need the catalogs, or want to order some of these supplies for yourself.  Check up at the top of this page to the shop now tab and you will be in the store.