At OnStage in November, the Cake Soiree Bundle really jumped out at me. It was so pretty and delicate - just the kind of cake I'd want to celebrate a special occasion. I hadn't really gotten a chance to work with it yet, after last week's snow, I found myself with a rare weekend all to myself. I hurried did some housework in the mornings, then spend the majority of the weekend up in my studio.
I made about eight cards using the Cake Soiree Bundle and Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper over the course of the weekend. This suite of products is so fun, I could easily have spent more time, but I also participated in the 2018 Sale-a-Bration Creative Convention and had some friends over for a Girl's Night Out Wine and Craft Night. We each had a kit to work on, and it was a great way to get out of the house after being snowbound. I really needed the time to just sit and work on my Lots of Happy Card Kit. And wow! Are those cards gorgeous - but more about that later this week.
Late Sunday night, I wanted to do a little more detailed work with the Cake Soiree Bundle. I'd seen this technique of reverse coloring on velum from Australian demonstrator, Lou Ketzelman, and wanted to give it a try. CASE-ing someone's card is an excellent way to learn new techniques. I'd never embossed or colored on vellum until last night. I love the way this (and another one which I'll share with you later this week) card turned out. Look at the amazing yet soft detail you get from coloring on the back of embossed vellum. This is a technique I'll be using again and again.
Base: Peekaboo Peach, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2",
scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Watercolor Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Champagne Foil Sheets
Layer 4: Whisper White Card Stock
Layer 5: Vellum
1. To create the background, mix 1 drop of Peekaboo Peach reinker and a few drop of water. Using an Aqua Painter, quickly brush on color onto Watercolor Paper until you get your desired effect. Set aside and let dry.
2. Stamp cake image in Versamark onto Vellum. Sprinkle with White Embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. Cut out with Cake Die. Using a Blender Pen and ink pads in Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Sweet Sugarplum, color the images on the reverse side (or un-embossed side) of the vellum. Cut out another Cake in White Card Stock and mount the two cakes together using glue dots.
3. Cut out flowers and leaves from vellum, and the cake stand and plate in Champgane foil.
4. Stamp Sentiment onto Water Color Paper in Early Espresso.
5. Adhere all layers to the card, using glue dots for the vellum floral pieces and dimensionals for cake and cake plate.
It's CASE-ing Tuesday! And today, we're celebrating masculine birthdays. Well, the original card wasn't, but I just had to use this striped paper I found in the Whole Lot of Lovely Design Series Paper Stack. And I used my Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color the Birthday Wishes for You sentiment outline. I find it hard to to do masculine cards; I always want to add something sparkly, or maybe a bow. I had to settle instead for some Night of Navy 3/8" Corduroy Ribbon instead.
Come join the Case-ing party! Create a card based on the above pattern and then post it on the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook post. Or, if you post it elsewhere, please use the hashtag #CASEingTuesday123.
Base: Whisper White thick Cardstock
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper, Striped Pattern
Layer 3: Shimmery White Cardstock, 3 7/8" x 2 1/2"
Layer 4: Whisper White Cardstock
Layer 5: Night of Navy 3/8" Corduroy Ribbon, 2 lengths of 6"
Just two spots remain for my Stampin' At the Beach spring Retreat. Email me by January 31 to register.
Daffodils in December? That's what I thought two weeks ago when I walked around to the side of my house and saw my daffodils blooming. We may live in the South, but my bulbs have never bloomed this early before! And wouldn't you know, just five days later we had snow!
So, when the new You're Inspiring stamp set (available Jan. 3) arrived in my pre-order box last week, I knew I had to use it for this week's CASE-ing challenge.
This week's CASE-ing challenge comes from page 223 from the 2017 Annual Catalog, featuring the Tranquil Tulips host set. This hostess set has been a big hit with all my classes and I wanted to look for something that will be just as popular. I think the new You're Inspiring set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog (available Jan. 3), with beautiful spring flowers and sentiments from birthday, Easter, Mother's Day, and just simply inspirational, will be just that.
Do you have your own copy of the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs? Contact you Stampin' Up! demonstrator for your copy. Don't have a demonstrator? Email me and I'd be happy to send you a copy if you need one.
What is CASE-ing? CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything. When you CASE you can change nothing, just a few things, or everything! Play along and join the fun!
Come play along with us! CASE-ing is a great way to improve your stamping and challenge yourself to try new styles. Create a card based on the above pattern and then post it on the Facebook Post. Or, if you post it elsewhere on Facebook, you can use the hashtag #CASEingtuesday126.
Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8'
Layer 2: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black, Largest Lots of Labels Framelit
Layer 4: Whisper White, 2nd Largest Lots of Labels Framelit
Layer 4: Daffodil Delight, Duet Banner Punch
Please note, the date that was listed on Friday's blog for the Occasions & Sale-a-Bration 16-card Kick Off event was incorrect. The correct date is January 6, 2018. Registration as been extended to December 26th to accommodate the holidays. Please email me to me to register.
This event is available, to go, as well. Get your complete kits "to go" and ready to assemble with PDF and video tutorials. OR, get the PDF and video tutorials only. Please email me for more details.
World Card Making Day...yes, it's really a thing! And something I can get really excited about! What makes me sad, though, is the World Card Making Day Sales is over today. That's right, it's the final day to receive 15% off packs of note cards and envelopes, as well as select stamp sets.
And in October, when you use hostess code BYQHRTA4 to you place your order ($50 min). I will send you a super thank you gift in the mail from me!
You will receive:
Which stamp sets are on sale? Let's take a look at a few of my favorites.
That's just a sample. Here's the full list of all Stamp Sets and Note Cards on sale!
Place your order by midnight EST today take advantage of these special sale prices. Or, email me and I'll be happy to help.
Base: Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, 6" x 3", scored at 3"
Layer 1: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, 3" x 3/4"
Layer 2: 3" Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim
Layer 3: Very Vanilla, cut with smallest Stitched Shape Circle Framelilt
1. Stamp heart in Pool Party onto Layer 3. Add sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink.
2. Stamp Base with floral pattern in pool party.
3. Adhere Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and attach Very Vanilla Lace with glue dots.
4. Add Layer 3 with dimensionals.
Remember to register for the Snowflake Sentiments Christmas Card Club. Registration is due October 15th. Class is October 28th @ 10 am or 2pm. Email me today to register!
Today's card is a monochromatic of black and white, with just a pop of pink. Berry Burst to be exact! When you don't have a lot of time for coloring, just a splash of color quickly add just a touch of color, without taking a lot of time. Or in my case, without me having to go find my glasses!
Isn't she adorable? Comfy, relaxed, and ready to claim this special day. Even though she's from the Christmas in the Making Stamp Set (available in just 2 days!), she's certainly more than a just for Christmas kind of girl!
This card seriously took me less than 10 minutes to put together, even with the little 'oops' I had with a stamp that faded on me. (Let's just say my original had two less layers than this one did!) It's just perfect for a last minute birthday, or special day kind of card!
***September 1st is the very last day to register for both Back to School Bingo and the 16-Card Holiday Catalog Extravaganza. Both need to be prepaid as I need to order and prepare products just for you! Please email me today to register for these events.
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