Sunday, March 13, 2016

Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin

This beautiful Paper Pumpkin kit is still available to order by Paper Pumpkin Subscribers.
It includes supplies for 3 each of 3 designs.
Do you have to have this kit along with the beautiful stamp set?

Ruby likes to put her unique touch on the projects.
Here, she used a variety of ink colors for a pretty and subtle look.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Hello Sunshine

I loved these pretty little cards!
There were three each of three designs
along with coordinating envelopes.

Interested in having these fun kits mailed right to your door?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Number of Years

This is the last card from my Birthday Stamp-a-stack.
It's perfect for friends who stopped counting their age long ago!
It uses the new set Number of Years
along with the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits Dies.

The numbers are designed to look shabby chic.  
I layered two types of ribbon.  You could also layer the ribbon over cardstock. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cherry On Top

This quick and easy card uses

It also uses the new It's My Party Enamel Dots.
These dots are self-adhering and
come in lots of colors.
One last birthday card tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Beautiful Ride

This fun little card uses the set
Beautiful Ride from the Occasions Catalog
along with the coordinating 
It also uses the new Confetti Embossing Folder.
The balloon bouquet on page 15 of the catalog inspired this card.  
More birthday cards tomorrow!

Rose Wonder Watercolor Instructions

As promised, here are the watercolor directions for the
bonus card from my Birthday Stamp-a-stack.
Watercoloring is my absolute favorite stamping technique!

Stamp Rose Wonder stamp using Basic Gray ink
onto Watercolor Paper. For even pressure,
use the foam pad underneath your paper while stamping.
I forgot on this one and you can see the missing lines.
The large photopolymer stamps work much more effectively
using the foam pad when stamping.
Using an Aqua Painter, paint the image with just water.
While wet (just slightly, not dripping), paint a light wash using
slightly diluted Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi inks.  
I just squeezed the ink pads and pulled the color from the lids of the pads.
Be sure to leave some white spots.
Use quick, messy strokes throughout the watercolor process.

Making sure your project is not too damp in each of the following steps,
go back in with Watermelon Wonder and Mossy Meadows in areas of shadow. 
Don't dilute inks this time.  Start in shadow areas and pull the ink out with the brush to create fades towards the tips.  Leave some of the lighter inks showing.
You don't want your brush too wet in any of these steps.

Add very light, diluted touches of Night of Navy ink where the
deepest shadows would be, right at the base of some petals.
You can see in the final card I added it to the leaves, too.
I just forgot to on the direction images.

Add a few, light, diluted touches of Crushed Curry for highlights.

Paint the background with water, then paint a diluted wash of Sahara Sand.

Go back in with undiluted Sahara Sand right up against the image.
Paint light touches of Wink of Stella Clear in a few spots.

Hope this helps.  Happy watercoloring!!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Designer Series Paper Stamping - Pedal Pusher

This is the cute little card we will be making at
Tuesday Tea and Technique this Tuesday at 6:30. 
For details and to RSVP, RSVP here.

This uses the new, FREE Sale-a-bration set Pedal Pusher.
It also uses the new, free Metallics Glitter Tape.  Love this stuff!
These are only available until March 31st!!

Can't attend class but still want this sweet card?
Place a minimum $20 order (before shipping and tax) 
HERE using this code 7EPXMCMM
by Friday the 11th and I will send you this card.

For DSP stamping, you simply use a dark ink and stamp on DSP.  
Experiment with different patterns until you get the look you like.
I colored the bike using SU Stampin' Write Markers.
It's a fun and easy little surprise touch to add to your cards.