I am just in love with the versatility of the Very Vintage Host Stamp Set. Yesterday, I used it to create a more artsy, layered look. Today, I decided to use some simple layers and no embellishments to give it a more modern, yet still vintage feel. And, I love how the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper has the names of flowers written in Latin! Such a subtle way to reinforce the floral image.
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I like this stamp set so much, I've decided to Give Some Away! When you use host code NB9A3A4V:
Stampin' Up! Bonus Days are Here!
To make things even better, Stampin' Up! has brought back Bonus Days! During the month of August, for every $50 spent, you'll receive a $5 coupon towards your September orders. There's no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order, or during the ordering period.
Just think...a FREE host set + $5 coupon? What a fantastic way to beat the heat during this last month of summer! (Remember to use host code NB9A3A4V to receive your free Very Vintage Host Stamp Set).
Base: Grapefruit Grove, 8 1/2 "x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Share What you Love Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 4: Very Vanilla, 3" x 4"
Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Card Club is back. Come join me for milk (or coffee) & homemade Christmas goodies while we craft. I promise to have carols playing and Christmas candle lit to add to the fun. Click here for more information.
August 2018 - Christmas Card Club Begins in August!!!
Usually on CASE-ing Tuesday, I try to do a variation on the card of the day. This week, however, I tried to get it as close to the original as possible! The Rooted in Nature bundle is one of my favorites in the new catalog. And it's HUGE! The 16- stamp set comes in two stamp cases, plus, there are 12 dies! Whether you like evergreen or deciduous trees, there's something here for you.
The Rooted in Nature bundle will be just one of four stamp sets featured at my 16-card extravaganza on June 23. Who knows...this simple watercolor technique might just be included! Register by June 15 to attend in Person or get all 4 kits "To Go" so you can #craftwhenyouwant!
Play Along to Win!
Create a card based on the parameters for our 150th Case-ing Tuesday Challenge to be entered in the drawing for a Darling Label Punch Box. No purchase is necessary to enter, but you must create a card and post it to the Facebook Challenge Thread.
The challenge starts on Tuesday June 5th and ends on June 11th, 2018 at midnight EST. Only US residents are eligible for the drawing. The winner will be chosen randomly.
Base: Soft Suede: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 2: Shimmery White Cardstock, 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
A few months ago, I saw a card by Michelle Last (from the UK) on Pinterest, using the Hello Friend stamp set. She did here inSmokey Slate and it was just lovely. I love this year's gingham ribbon and wanted to give this clean design a try in Night of Navy.
It's quite simple really. I stamped the wreath and sentiment in Versamark, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The effect is classic and stunning. And I hope you give it a try soon.
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Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Mark your calendars for the rest of this season's holiday stamping events!
Happy Friday! Every Friday, I post a sketch challenge for all members of my Stamping Bee Team. It's just one of the many fun benefits that come when you join my Stamping Bee Team! I thought I'd finish up ice cream week with a trio of 'sweets'.
You always see a demonstrator's finished project. What you don't see are all the mistakes and cards that don't turn out quite the way we planned. So, I wanted to show you these three and give you the background on how I arrived at my favorite. (Which one do you think it is?)
I started with this one. I wanted my Cool Treats ice cream cone to reflect the cones show in the lower layer of Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper. I stamped the background piece of Whisper White Card Stock with sprinkles and strawberries from the Cool Treats Stamp Set. The cone is actually a piece of Tasty Treats Paper, cut out with theFrozen Treats die, which also leaves a patterned impression. The scoops themselves are pretty cool. Check them out:
I used my aqua painter and brushed some water across a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock. Then, I stamped my ink colors (from bottom: Wild Wasabi, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, and Pool Party) on the damp paper and let it dry before cutting it out with the die. The Shimmery White Card Stock holds up well to water coloring, and stamping the ink gave it a softer, more muted blend. The shimmer is a bit difficult to see here, but it is lovely in the light.
Next, using the popsicle paper, I wanted a larger popsicle as my focal point. But it was too small for such a large piece of paper, so I added some background texture using the fun dots found in the Dragonfly Dream Stamp Set.
You can't see in the photo because of the light, but I outlined the "You're" and the shadow on the popsicle with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for extra sparkle.
Finally, I used glossy strawberries and cherries paper and created a scrumptious strawberry ice cream cone. The darker shadows are again brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
If you guessed this third card is my favorite, you're right! Even though they're all "sweet", this is the yummiest.
Would you like to play along with this week's Stamping Bee Sketch Challenge? Here are the measurements you need. Then, post a picture of your card in the comments below. I'm sure they'll all be just as "sweet" as can be. Happy Stammping!
Sketch Challenge Measurements:
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