Sunday, September 9, 2018

Jar of Love for PP409

Good morning stamping friends! It’s time for another challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, it’s MY turn to host the challenge so I hope you will ink up your stamps and join us. I have a color challenge for you. Here is the cool part…I picked three of the colors, you decide on the fourth color. I’m excited to see what you coordinate with this trio. The challenge is open through Friday September 14th at Noon PST. 
I love the new Country Home stamp set in the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog, but I kind of didn’t want to color it. (Shhh!) So, I turned to the Jar of Love Stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits to pair with the sentiments in the Country Home set. It ended up taking on a life of it’s own with all of the shapes and layers and I totally love it! 

For the flowers, I “stamped off” the base of the flower in Blackberry Bliss ink and then added the little detail full-strength. Wink of Stella provided a little shimmer accent. I added some to the flowers and all to the “water” in the jar, before covering that element with some clear liquid glue for the “watery” effect. 
So, what was my fourth color? Well, I guess it could be one of two. I colored the pearls in the center of the flowers with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. It’s a tiny pop of color but it works. I’m not sure that “silver” qualifies as another “color” but I added it to the jar lid and used some of the Chicken Wire Elements. I actually meant to add more yellow to the card but got a little wrapped up in the other details. This one took a while to create…I’m not going to tell you how long though. Suffice to say I really need to pay more attention to the clock when I’m stamping. Thank goodness for Netflix! (What are YOU currently watching?) 
Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment from Country Home on the Hardwood stamped background. How awesome is that sentiment? A wonderful reminder. I popped up some ruffles in the ribbon and finally decided that the details were finalized. What time is it?? Ha ha! I’ll add the supplies I used at the end of the post. 

Please join us over at The Paper Players this week. Be sure to stop by and share some love with the rest of the Design Team. You can also get all of the challenge details there. 

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!)

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by! 
-Anne Marie

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Baby Wipe Technique for Facebook Live

Hello and Happy Saturday! I wanted to share with you today the three cards I created for my “Technique Thursday” Facebook Live last Thursday. I shared a couple of different ways you could use baby wipes and ink refills to create different looks on your cards. Below, I have photos of the completed projects with measurements and supplies listed. 

While you are there, please follow my page to see more technique videos. 
My first card was created by adding re-inkers directly to a baby wipe and then stamping into the wipe. It really creates a fun look with a lot of color hues. I did mention this in the video, but I personally prefer the "Huggies One and Done” brand of baby wipes. They do not contain alcohol and they tend not to leave a lot of fibers behind on your stamps. 

  • Tranquil Tide Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Fresh Fig Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Tranquil Textures DSP - 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Shaded Spruce and Whisper White Cardstock - for stamping and Framelits
The next card features adding ink refills directly to a baby wipe and sliding the wipe across Glossy White Cardstock to create an ombré effect between the two shades of pink: Powder Pink and Blushing Bride. 

  • Blushing Bride Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Petal Promenade DSP - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, then cut in half and use one of each pattern (the ribbon will cover the seam between the papers. 
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock - 2-1/2” x 4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 2-1/4” x 3-3/4” 
  • Glossy White Cardstock - 2-1/8” x 3-5/8"
 I used the same technique using ink refills directly on a baby wipe on Glossy White Cardstock, except on this project I used 3 different colors of ink refills: Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Coastal Cabana. There are also some heat embossed stamped images on the vellum layer for some extra shine 

  • THICK Whisper White Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Pear Pizzazz (first card) or Coastal Cabana (card below) Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Vellum Cardstock - 3-3/4” x 5” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-1/4” x 3-1/2” 
  • Glossy White Cardstock - 3” x 3-1/4"

Below is the card I made in the Facebook Live video. By using 3 colors but moving the baby wipe down a small bit on the image, you can blend the colors to create the appearance of 5 different shades. I used Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay ink refills and by blending the colors you can see a hint of orange and green in the background as well. 

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used on these cards, I have listed them below. You can click on any of the images and it will take you directly to my Online Stampin’ Up! ® Store

In September I will be offering Clear Rhinestones as a thank you gift for qualifying orders. Please use the Host Code below on your order of $30 or more (before tax and shipping) and I’ll send you a pack of my favorite embellishments as a gift. 
These will be mailed to you in the beginning of October. 

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping) please do NOT use the Host Code. Just shop in my online store (linked above) and you will earn your own Stampin’ Rewards. I will also send you the gift!
September Host Code: JA9TEE62

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Happy stamping! 
-Anne Marie
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