Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Neat & Tangled


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Milwaukee, WI on April 21st-April 22nd! Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with a stamps from our Stamping workshop: Neat & Tangled‘s Hand Stitched stamp set.


With it, I created this card:


I created a little hoop shaker shape using the Nice and Neat Hoop Die, paper and stickers from PHOTOPLAY‘s About a Little Girl collection, an acrylic sheet, Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix, and foam adhesive.


I used the Hand Stitched stamp set to stamp my sentiment banner and flowers.


I colored the flowers with colored pencils and cut them out using the Hand Stitched Nice and Neat Dies.


This Stamping workshop featuring Neat & Tangled’s Hand Stitched stamp set will also be taught at our shows in Orlando FL, and Puyallup WA. We hope you can come join us at one of these shows. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Sunny Studio Stamps


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

In case you don’t already know, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s first show of 2017 is about to start this week in Pleasanton, California. If you are in the Northern California area and have a chance to come see us, you should. There will lots of great shopping, cropping, and learning going on!

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with one from our Stamping workshop: Sunny Studio StampsFriends & Family stamp set.

With it, I created this card:


I wanted to create a little bit of “texture” on my card without adding any bulk, so I decided to stamp it on. I started with some smooth white cardstock, a scrap piece of textured cardstock, the tulip stamp from the Friends & Family stamp set, and some ink from We R Memory KeepersMini Ink Pads 6 pc set.


I inked the stamp and stamped it once onto the scrap piece of textured cardstock.


This left the impression of the cardstock texture on the stamp.


I then stamped the image onto the smooth white cardstock. It gave me the look of texture without the added dimension.


I repeated this step multiple times in two different colors to create my “textured” garden.


This Stamping Workshop featuring Sunny Studio Stamps’ Friends & Family stamps set will also be taught at our shows in Grapevine TX, Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, Orlando FL, and Puyallup WA. We hope you can come join us at one of these shows. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamped Ombré Background Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a tag I created using an acrylic stamp block, some ink, and water to create a beautiful ombré background on watercolor paper.

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I started with a piece of watercolor paper, an acrylic stamping block, some ColorBox Cat’s Eye Queue ink in Fiesta by Clearsnap, and a water spray bottle.

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I inked the acrylic block from light to dark, placing the Lemon Grass ink on top, the Citrine ink in the middle, and the Surf ink on the bottom.

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I sprayed the block with water, wetting it pretty heavily so that the ink started to move slightly.

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I then stamped the ink onto a piece of watercolor paper, gently dabbing the overly saturated areas with a paper towel so the panel would dry quicker.

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I cut out the stamped image, rounded the corners, and distressed the edges with a file.

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I applied a rub-on sentiment from the Wonderful Rub-on Transfers pack and puffy stickers from the Believe Puffy Stickers pack by Paper House Productions. I punched a hole at the top of the tag and added a bow to finish.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Do the Splits: Designing With Split Sentiments

Danielle headerHi, this is Danielle Flanders with another Creative Cardmaker post, and today I want to talk about a trend I’ve been seeing more and more of lately in cardmaking, which involves splitting up your card front to reveal a sentiment in between! It’s a fun way to add dimension and a little something unexpected to your cards. You can use a shaped edge die to trim the card into two pieces, or simply create a card front first, then trim it apart with a paper trimmer and add the sentiment in between, like I did here.

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To create this card, I first stamped some peonies from Papertrey Ink’s Peonies on Parade stamp set with Versamark ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. This creates a resist and allows you to paint in the flowers and leaves, leaving the flower outline white. To paint the flowers, I simply used dye ink (ink pads that I stamp with). I stamped the ink pad onto a clear acrylic block, then used a clean, wet paintbrush to pick up the ink from the block and paint in the flowers. I always start off with the lighter ink color first, and then if I feel like I need more color, I will add a darker color over the top.

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I love to shade the flowers with a darker ink on one side and gradually make them lighter on the other side. This makes them look like the light is hitting the whole bouquet on the same side. The flowers are painted with Lovely Lady and Raspberry Fizz inks, and the leaves are painted with New Leaf and Ripe Avocado inks by Papertrey Ink. You can add a little bit of color in between the flowers also, so they aren’t so spread apart.

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Next, I just used my paper trimmer to slice a piece out of the card at an angle. I’m going to remove this piece and back the card with a Soft Stone gray cardstock.

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The front panels are adhered onto the Soft Stone card base. I trimmed a Big Hugs die to attach to the cut out and stamped “sending” with the Big Hugs stamps.

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You could raise the front panels up off the card also if you wanted to give it more dimension, but I decided to leave mine flat, as I used regular cardstock with the water/paint and the paper had warped a tiny bit. I wanted to adhere the whole piece flat to the card to even the cardstock out.

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See you next week!

Danielle

Saturdays With LeAnn

Heartfelt Sympathy

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Another fabulous weekend is here! Once again, I thank you for sharing part of it with me. Today you are sure to be inspired by so many wonderful and talented designers. I hope you will take the time to enjoy and create some of the fabulous projects I have to share with you.

Selfie by Gabrielle Pollacco

This watercolor style layout certainly caught my eye. This is definitely one of those layouts that will make you want to jump out of your comfort zone and try a new technique. You will be so surprised at what your creative mind will come up with. This fabulous layout was created by one of my favorite designers, Gabrielle Pollacco.

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Click here to see a full tutorial on how Gabrielle created her own watercolor background design using Shimmerz Paints. You will learn many techniques and also enjoy a new style that you might not have tried before. What a fabulous way to display your priceless photos and get them into your photo albums.

Heartfelt Sympathy by Penny Ward

Sympathy cards are usually the hardest to create. When you’re having a difficult time and your heart is heavy, it’s the hardest time to be creative. I discovered this beautiful card on Penny Wards’ blog “Ink.”

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Using a curved border along with Delicata Metallics created a very elegant feel to this card. I love the texture and layering that Penny created. I hope this will give you some great ideas on how to create a beautiful sympathy card. By simply switching out the sentiment, this design also lends itself to many other types of cards. A handmade card is such a great way to bring some sunshine to a friend or loved one’s day.

Lemonade by Jessica Rone

What a perfect card for summer! This card has all of the fun summer colors and great use of details and layering. Don’t you just love the sentiment? (The inside says: “I am here to offer unsolicited advice and criticism.” 🙂 ) It will surely put a smile on the face of the lucky person who receives this adorable card!

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Stamping and coloring can be so much fun. Click here and I will take you over to The Cat’s Pajamas site so you can check out all of their fun stamps sets. Think of how much fun you will have and the many possibilities to create your next card. Not only fast and easy, but also a lot of fun to create!

Flowers In A Mason Jar by Anna Karin

If you are a mason jar lover, this is one fun project that you can create filling your jar with quilled flowers. Can you just imagine this sitting in your home, or even on your porch? What a great idea to give as a birthday present or as an “I Love You.” Your imagination will be endless as you start making these adorable flowers.

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The mason jar is colored with alcohol inks, and the fun flowers are made with the Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals die set. These flowers are so fun and easy to make in any color, or with a variety of pattern papers. They look great using the kraft-core cardstock as well. Click here for a full video tutorial and tips on how to create these pretty flowers and mason jar. Think of all of the possibilities you can do with your beautiful flowers!

Magic Cake by Kitchen Nostalgia

This sponge cake is pure magic and made with simple ingredients. You will make only one batter but after baking, you get a cake with three distinct layers! One dense cake on the bottom, custard layer in the middle, and a fluffy sponge cake layer on top. If you like custard, you are going to love this one!

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Come with me over to Kitchen Nostalgia for great Instructions and a list of ingredients. To make it a little bit more elegant, just add some whipped cream. Now, who could resist this? Enjoy!

I hope you have a very wonderful weekend. Thank you for spending part of your Saturday with me. Have a great week and I will see you next Saturday!

Inked Embossing Folder Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a birthday card I created with fun embossing folder technique.

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First, I gathered together my Cuttlebug™ machine and plates, my chevron embossing folder, a piece of white cardstock, and a red chalk ink pad.

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I inked the top inside of the embossing folder with the inkpad.

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I then placed the white cardstock panel in the folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug™ machine.

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After embossing the cardstock, I washed my embossing folder with some dish detergent and warm water.

I ended up with a red chevron panel; the white areas being embossed/raised.

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I added some patterned paper, stickers, and brads to finish.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Pigment Ink + Alcohol Markers = Beautiful

With all the inks that are available to us as paper crafters, it’s sometimes difficult to remember what type of ink is compatible with what type of marker or other inks. No worries, today we have Karen Bremer with Bee Creative here to lift some of the fog from this mystery.

What a great tip, I hope you are inspired to give this technique a try. Be sure to check out the Bee Creative website where you are sure to find tons of scrapbooking treasures. You can also visit the Bee Creative Team in person at most of our Scrapbook Expo events.

Thanks for visiting & I hope you have a very creative day.