Latest & Greatest with Waffle Flower Stamps

Hey friends, Becki here to share with you a card that I created using a fun stamp set from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. I used the Waffle Flower Flora Cat Play stamp set.

If you’re a cat lover, this stamp set must be in your collection. It’s a beautiful stamp set. Waffle Flower always has such adorable designs. This card is very simple with 3 stamped images (the cat, the butterfly, and the sentiment) with black pigment ink. I chose pigment ink because I wanted to watercolor the flowers, balloons, and butterfly. The “life is boring when you are not around” is so cute! I added a little bit of shimmer to the card with a Wink of Stella pen.

If you haven’t tried a Wink of Stella brush pen, you must try it! It is the perfect way to add a little bit of sparkle to any project. The patterned paper I used on this card is from Fancy Pants Designs. It’s the Family & Co.collection. I’ve been using this collection a lot lately. Its so fun to play with and so versatile. Did you see the other pet card I created with this collection? You can find it HERE. This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Waffle Flower stamps will also be taught at our upcoming show in Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

Latest & Greatest Pocket Scrapbooking with Fancy Pants

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share pocket scrapbooking page that I created with products from the Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. Last week, I shared a card that I created using products from the Fancy Pants Family & Co collection  (you can find that post HERE). For this week’s post I decided to create a pocket page layout using the same products. I used a lot of stamps from the Family & Co collection to create this layout, including the title and a few of the embellishments.

All of the patterned paper in this project came from the Family & Co 6×6 paper pad, tags, and 4×4 stamp set. I started this project by printing photos and cutting all the patterned paper cards to go in the pockets. The photos are printed in both black and white and color. I LOVED all the photos I took on this particular event and wanted to use them on this project but the two portrait photos were taken at night and the color was off. When I have photos that aren’t the best quality, I like to print them black and white instead of color. By printing the photos in black and white it makes it less noticeable that the photos are imperfect. The Family & Co.4×4 stamp set that attendee’s receive in the Latest & Greatest Stamping Workshop is adorable. I wanted to use it for more than just the title. By stamping with the star stamps on patterned paper and cutting them out I had the most adorable embellishments to go on my project! The finishing touches on this pocket page layout are a few enamel dots and a few buttons. The buttons and enamel dots added a bit of texture without making the cards too bulky. This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Fancy Pant’s Family & Co. collection will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll be here next Thursday with a video tutorial. I’ll see you then!

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Stamplistic

 

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

Our next show is in Puyallup, WA on June 2nd-3rd. 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 products from our Stamping workshop: Stamplistic’s Cut and Layer Petite Stamps.

With the Starfish stamp, I created this card:

I started with the stamp, several colors of cardstock, black ink, and a stamping block.

I stamped the image several times on the different colors of cardstock.

I cut out a different shape for each layer in the color I wanted for that layer.

For the top layer, I pierced holes in the center of each circle and hand stitched sequins and beads to embellish the stamped image.

I then layered and adhered the stamped shapes together with foam adhesive.

I added the layered and embellished starfish to my card and finished it off with some wave patterned paper, ribbon, and chipboard letters for my sentiment.

 

It’s perfect for summer or anytime of year!

This Stamping workshop featuring Stamplistic’s Cut and Layer Petite Stamps and the other products I have spotlighted over the last couple of months will end in Puyallup WA. We would love to see you there!

Starting at our show in St. Paul, MN, we will have a new selection of products for you to learn about and play with.

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

Stamped and Painted Card

Stamped and painted card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #ssbe2017 #scrapbookexpo #stamping #watercoloring #watercolors

Hey Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a stamped and painted card that I created with a stamp set from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshops. The stamp set I’m playing with today is the Big Bloom set from Dare 2B Artzy.

I started by gathering a few of my stamping supplies. Along with the stamp set, I grabbed a black ink pad, a Versamark ink pad, some white embossing powder and watercolor paper.  I knew that I wanted to use watercolors on this card. Watercolor paper is thick and holds a lot of water without warping and falling apart. I stamped the large flower twice on a piece of watercolor paper using Versamark ink. Then, I embossed the flowers using white embossing powder. This left me with white on white images that were perfect for fussy cutting. Before I fussy cut the flowers I painted them with my favorite  watercolors from Illustrated Faith.

Now, I am far from being a watercolor expert! That is why I embossed the flowers. The raised lines helped me to keep the colors right where I wanted them to be. After watercoloring the flowers, I added a bit of color to the background of the card by mixing some blue and teal tones. Then, at the bottom of the card, I added the “shine on beautiful” sentiment from the Big Bloom stamp set using black ink.

This card turned out even better than I had hoped!

I love the soft delicate painted flowers with a bold sentiment.

The final finishing touch on this card is some white sequins. I wanted to add a little bit of texture without adding more color. I also wanted the focus to stay on the flowers, not embellishments. The sequins were the perfect embellishment for this card.

Have you taken one of our Latest & Greatest workshops? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. You’ll quickly fall in love with our workshops as soon as you take them! You can sign up for a Latest & Greatest workshop in your area HERE.

Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll be back next week with another round of inspiration for you. I hope you were inspired by my stamped and painted card this week. I’ll see you again soon.