Sunday, June 23, 2019

It Starts with Art for PP447

Hello there and Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. It’s time for another weekly challenge over at The Paper Players and this week, our dear Jaydee has created an awesome sketch for us. Unfortunately, Jaydee is taking a little time off from the design team right now as she is recovering from an injury, so Joanne has stepped up to host this challenge. Feel better soon, Jaydee! 
Sketch challenges are my favorite! I just love having a great “starting point” for a card to get the creativity going. The best part is that you can take the layout and make it as simple or as detailed as you’d like. 
I decided to finally ink up the It Starts with Art Bundle for my card this week. This is such a fun little set that celebrates everything crafty. One of my favorite stamps in the set is this little trio of coloring tools. You can never have TOO many pens, pencils or markers, can you? 

Today’s Colors: 
I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and colored it in with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I also added some shimmery Wink of Stella Glitter Brush detail to a couple of the markers along with some coordinating pearl accents. Did you know that you can color your rhinestones and pearls with your Stampin’ Blends Markers? Yup, it’s super easy and really gives those accents a lot of extra versatility in your crafty supply stash.  

To dress up my card a bit more, I added some accents from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. This little box has all kinds of fabulous coordinating accents including: 4 sheets (1 sheet eat of 4 colors) of die-cut felt accents, 12 paper clips (6 Coastal Cabana, 6 Blushing Bride), 3 yards Pacific Point Linen Thread, 3 yards Calypso Coral Linen Thread, 6 silver charms and an adorable box to hold everything in the kit. Those stitched felt accents are so stinking cute and I just love the fun texture they add. 

Card Measurements: 
  • Coastal Cabana Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Follow Your Art DSP - 3-3/4” x 5” 
  • Scraps of Crushed Curry to die-cut with Arts & Crafts Dies
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock - 1-7/8” x 5” 
  • Follow Your Art DSP - 1-3/4” x 5” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (stamped and punched with Banner Triple Punch) - 3/8” x 2-7/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Follow Your Art DSP (inside card) - 1-1/2” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, a look inside the card using a little more of the Follow Your Art DSP and a stamped and colored image. I’m leaving this card blank because it can be used for a few different occasions. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share a project using this awesome sketch. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 28th, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

This month’s Host Code is: 947N4XJD. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code between now and June 30th, you will receive a gift from me: a free project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below)

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie


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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Daisy Delight Embossing for Team Meeting

Hello stamping friends! Last Wednesday I had my monthly meeting with my AMAZING team. We always have so much fun when we get together! We share successes, talk about the latest Stampin’ Up!® news, do a card swap, enjoy yummy snacks and of course, stamp. For the make and take projects, I always try to feature a specific project and/or technique so we can have some fun learning something new. This month, I had a request from the team to share some projects and ideas using embossing, which is one of my favorite things! 
One of the projects we made was this card featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set. This stamp set has a coordinating punch and is now even more versatile as it coordinates with the new Daisy Lane Bundle featured in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. 

I paired the stamp set up with the new Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper. I have been wanting to use this paper for a while now and the color combo was perfect for this card. 

Today’s Colors: 




Embossing with metallics is one of my favorite things! It has such a “wow factor” and really adds a touch of elegance to your projects. I started out with the sentiment by making sure to use the Embossing Buddy on the Very Vanilla Cardstock to ensure the embossing powder stuck to the inked image and not anywhere else. The sentiment was inked up in Versamark Ink and then heat Embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool. 

For the daises, I stamped two images on Crumb Cake Cardstock, then heat embossed in gold and punched them out using the Daisy Punch. Using the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker, I colored in all of the petals, trying to be careful not to color over the gold embossing. If you do color over the embossing, you can just wipe it away with a tissue. On the center of one of the punched flowers, I colored it in using the Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blends Marker. It looks REALY dark when you initially color but lightens up to a soft yellow when it dries. After the marker was dry, I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add some sparkle to the center of the flower. I popped up the flower and the sentiment on Stampin’ Dimensionals as well. 
Here is a close up of the embossing. I just love how this came together and it was a big hit with my team. I added some texture to the background using the new Mosaic 3D Embossing folder. Stampin’ Up!® now has a new 3D Embossing Folder Plate to use with these new folders. I’ve linked it in the product list below, for reference. For some final details, I added a trio of pearls and a little hint of Mint Macaron 1/4” Textile Ribbon. Just take two 1” pieces, fold them in half and adhere with a glue dot behind the DSP. 

Card Measurements: 

  • Soft Suede Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • So Saffron Cardstock (embossed with Mosaic 3D Embossing folder) - 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP - 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (for sentiment, punched with Banner Triple Punch) - 1” x 4-1/4” 
  • Scrap of Crumb Cake Cardstock for daisies
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • So Saffron Cardstock (inside card) - 1/2” x 1-1/2” 

Finally, a look inside the card using more stamps from the Daisy Delight stamp set. I did stamp the sentiment a little off-center, but decided to just leave it "as is". I added a little banner in So Saffron cardstock to offset it a little. I mean, it IS a handmade card, so it can’t always be perfect, right? 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

This month’s Host Code is: 947N4XJD. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code between now and June 30th, you will receive a gift from me: a free project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below)

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie


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