With only two more days until the release of the new catalog, I can no longer resist sharing new stamps, papers, and accessories with you! There is so much good stuff coming. However, if there are retiring products on your wish list, you are down to the wire. Be sure to get your orders in before June 2. Ok, on to sunflowers. On y go! let's get stamping.
This card features the new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and the coordinating Sunflower dies. I know, sunflowers are generally yellow. I decided to take some artistic liberty and color this one Petal Pink. I have a good reason for doing so.
So, while the wood grains look fabulous combined with any color, I encourage you try them with Petal Pink and Rococo Rose to see what happens.
Can you see the texture on the piece of Early Espresso tucked behind the wood grain? That's the new Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I think it will be competing with the Subtle 3D embossing folder for the spot of most used embossing folder in my craft corner.
P.S. The black Stampin' Dimensionals carried over to the new Annual Catalog and I actually remembered to use them on this dark colored project! It's nice when I catch a glimpse of the card sideways that I'm not distracted by white dimensionals.
I shared this super simple watercolor technique a couple of weeks ago to make a graduation card, but I just couldn't resist sharing it again with the new Forever Fern stamp set. This set and these colors work beautifully together and these cards were so quick and easy to pull together. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Today's fun fold card is really easy to make as it is basically just a mini card adhered to a flat card back. We had a blast making this card during Mystery Stamping last night. Be sure to join us next Tuesday on my Facebook group to play along!
On y go! Let's get stamping.
Adhere your larger piece of patterned paper to the piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock. Then, adhere your mini card on top of that. Add the smaller piece of DSP over the front of this and then add images and embellishments as desired.
I absolutely love the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and am so sad to see it leaving. The saddest part? I never even bought it. It was one of those sets that was always on the top of my wish list, but somehow kept getting bumped off. Luckily, I stamped a bunch of pieces with the set when I visited my sister last fall, and I finally got around to turning them into cards. One of the best thing about this set, is the variety of sentiment stamps it has. Sadly, I didn't stamp any of the sentiments while I was visiting, so I had to use other sets instead.
If this stamp set is on your wish list, be sure to get it before it's gone. All of the stamps and accessories on the Stampin' Up! Retirement List will no longer be available after June 2, and they are currently only available while supplies last. Many things have already sold out!
Speaking of retirement, old stamps leaving means lots of new stuff is coming. If you haven't already, be sure to register for my New Catalog Virtual Launch Party by clicking the link to the right and down a bit. It happens live on Facebook June 6, but if you're registered, you can go back and catch up any time. I have lots of great stuff planned and I am soooo excited to share it all with you!
Ok, enough chit chat. On y go! Let's get stamping.
The sentiment for this card comes from the Timeless Tulips stamp set. I added some Daffodil Delight Metallic Bakers Twine that was available during Sale-A-Bration. I absolutely love this twine and I've nearly used up my package of it! Along with that I added some gold metallic pearls and some yellow pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.
If you're following the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop, you've reached me from Anne Marie Hile's wonderful blog. I hope after looking at my projects, you'll continue on to Melissa Thomas's and all the way through the rest of the hop.
This month's theme for the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop is Masculine or My Guy. The Rooted in Nature stamp set from Stampin' Up! has the perfect stamps for some more masculine looking cards, and with Father's Day coming up in a month, it's the perfect time to get started on some gifts for Dad. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Finding gifts for guys always seems to be a challenge, but I know for my guy, I can't go wrong with some beer. (He's pretty easy to please!) So, to make this six-pack extra special, I added some personalized decoration. To go with the six-pack, I created a card to tell him just how wonderful he is to me and the kids.
For both of these projects, I created my own patterned paper with the different leaf images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I started by stamping the tree rings with Crumb Cake ink. I stamped it off first on a piece of scratch paper to make it a little lighter, and then, I stamped it twice on my paper. I stamped these fairly close together all over a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" Very Vanilla cardstock.
After my page was filled with tree rings, I stamped the various leaves in Granny Apple Green, Mellow Moss, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake inks. I overlapped images and stamped multiple times before re-inking. When creating your own background paper, it is very important to get the images to really cover the page. Since you will be cutting the paper apart into smaller sections, you often need to place the images closer together than you normally would. Once you trim the pieces of cardstock into the sizes you want, you may need to go back and stamp a few more partial images around the edge.
I layered a piece of my handmade patterned paper on Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow cardstock. I added layered circles of each of these colors as well. On top of that, I added a tree image from the stamp set that I had stamped in Soft Suede ink. I colored over the needles of the tree with a Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend. Then I fussy cut the tree and adhered it on top of the circles.
The words were cut with the Well Written dies and stamped with the Well Said stamp set. To create the outline for happy, I traced around the outside of the die on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and very carefully cut just within my pencil mark. Then, I layered the cut "happy" pieces on top of the vanilla piece I had cut.
I stamped the greeting with Granny Apple Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die. To let the "f" flow out of the rectangle, I trimmed out just the very bottom of the "f" before die-cutting the sentiment. When I placed my rectangle die, I lifted the tail of the edge so that it rested on top of the die instead of underneath it. This way, the bottom of the "f" was not cut with the rest of the rectangle.
To finish the card, I added some linen thread and a few Gold Metallic Pearls. The greeting is mounted on Soft Suede cardstock and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. Likewise, the entire card front is attached to a Soft Suede card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. This special card is filled with texture and dimension. The perfect gift for a wonderful guy!
Thanks again for visiting the On Y Go! Stamping blog. I hope you will continue on to Melissa Thomas's amazing blog and then on through the rest of the blog. Here's a complete list of bloggers:
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2. Teri Pocock
3. Katja Ettig
4. Steph Jandrow
5. Tiziana Milano
6. Kim Quade - US
7. Kim Lamos
8. Maureen Rauchfuss - US
9. Anne Marie Hile - US
10. Heidi Collins <--- YOU ARE HERE
11. Melissa Thomas
12. Rachael Rife
I may have gone a little overboard on the number of variations I made for last night's Mystery Stamping, but once I pulled out the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, I just couldn't stop! I love, love, LOVE this paper, but I realized that I've hardly used it. That's because I love the poppies in other color combinations as well, like the Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Mint Macaron ones I did Monday. But that means that there were tons of color combinations to try. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
The rest of my cards for this sketch use the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper. While the stamps are carrying over into the new catalog (yay!) the paper will be retiring.
For the first two cards, I water colored the poppies using Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss ink and an Aqua Painter. Remember, when water coloring, you should always use a Stazon ink pad.
I was challenged recently to use the colors Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Mint Macaron. At first glance, these colors don't seem like they would work together, but surprisingly, I think the cards turned out beautifully.
All of these cards use the Painted Poppies stamp set. I am so happy that this stamp set will still be available in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog. I just love poppies and one of my favorite parts of traveling in France was seeing the fields full of wild poppies. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
I stamped the poppies on scrap pieces of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I colored them with the light and dark Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends. I had to cheat and use Poppy Parade instead of Real Red because I don't have the Real Red Stampin' Blends. There are dies that match the poppies, but since I don't have those either, I fussy cut the flowers instead.
I heat embossed the leaves on vellum cardstock using white embossing powder. I also cut some extra leafy pieces using the retired All-Around Wreath dies.
I adhered all this to the card front I had stamped. I embossed a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Mint Macaron cardstock using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I adhered this to the Mint Macaron card base. Then, using Stampin' Dimensionals, I adhered my card front on top of this. Finally, I added a few colored pearls for a little extra bling.
On some scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped additional leaves using the Jet Black Stazon and colored them with Aqua Painters and Mint Macaron ink. Once again, I stamped over these pieces with the splotches using Mint Macaron ink. Then, I stamped the poppies with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored them using light and dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends. Remember, it's important to use the Memento ink when you are coloring with Stampin' Blends. I used the larger splotches to stamp over these images with Real Red ink. Finally, I fussy cut the blossoms and leaves and adhered them over the poppies I had stamped on the piece of Whisper White cardstock.
I adhered a piece of Real Red 6" x 6" DSP to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I had stamped splotches on using Pumpkin Pie ink. I ran both pieces together through my die cutting machine using the largest Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the flowers and the greeting and tied this piece with a double piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this to the Pumpkin Pie card base.
I took a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Whisper White card base. I laid down a swirl of Silver Metallic Thread and adhered the poppy image over this with more Stampin' Dimensionals. To give the card a little sparkle, I added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
Mint Macaron Card Product List
Pumpkin Pie Card Product List
Whisper White Card Product List
Even though everything looks a little different this year, it's still the time to celebrate graduations! I love the use of rainbows lately to show love and support to people while we're social distancing, so I thought some rainbow graduation cards would be really fun. I made three different cards using the same basic layout, stamps, and colors, but each card uses a different technique. For these cards I used the retiring Check You Out stamp set. This stamp set has only been around for a year and it was one of my absolute favorites from this catalog. I'm so sad to see it go! Because I just couldn't put the set down, check out a 4th, very different graduation card using the same set at the bottom of this post.
While I chose a rainbow for my cards, they could be done in any color combination you like or even in just one color.
On scraps of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the owl with Crumb Cake ink and added a graduation hat and glasses. I also stamped the books. I fussy cut all of these images. For the greeting, I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock. Before I attached all of these pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals, I laid down a little nest of Silver Metallic Thread over the Daffodil Delight circle. Then, I added the stamped images and a few basic rhinestones.
Big shout out to my Mom for being the guest designer for this week's Mystery Stamping! She created an awesome card using the barn door fun fold. To see her card, be sure to check out the On Y Go! Stamping Facebook group. The bottom half of this card swings open while the top half stays put. It's quick and easy to make!
Fold the piece of 11" x 4 1/4" cardstock in half along the scored line. Open the cardstock back up. On the 4 1/4" side, carefully cut from the edge of the cardstock to the fold line. Fold the card again.
You should now have a card that has two flaps on the front. Glue the top flat shut so that it is flat against the back of the card.
Adhere the Designer Series Paper pieces to the front of the flaps and the long piece of 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" White or Vanilla cardstock to the inside of the card. Add you images as desired to the front of the card.
I made three different samples using this card design and three different packages of Designer Series Paper.
Here is another fun way to use Designer Series Paper. The combination of different pieces of patterned paper from the same pack makes a cool radiating background.
To finish the card, cut the following pieces:
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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