Friday, January 31, 2020

Reverse Embossing Tutorial

Parisian Beauty Stamps | Classy Elegant Card

I wanted to recreate the "Reverse Embossing" element I did in my last post. I love the effect it provides when done directly on paper and not altered in any way. If you saw my last video, you saw how I tried to keep the rough edges on the element I cut out, but it didn't work out at all!

I'm so in love with this color pallet of Blushing Bride, Silver and Tuxedo Black. It has such a classy and elegant feel to it. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. You can see the entire process in the video below. 

Tutorial Video
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**Supply List**
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Versamark Pad
Versamark Refill
Parisian Beauty Cling Stamp Set (English)
Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set
Itty Bitty Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Metallic Pearls
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Foam Adhesive Strips
Paper Snips
Clear-Mount Stamp Cases
Clear Block Bundle

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Watercoloring with Stampin' Up! Reinkers!

Merci - An Elegant Thank You

First I want to start off by saying that making this card, although it took a while, was faster than putting together the video! lol I decided to start doing "Voice-Over" videos as the last video I posted was just WAY too long. So, I recently invested in a mic with a boom stand to record my voice-overs. It took me forever to figure out how to edit the audio. I have never recorded audio from an external source, and while I'm not new to the editing process, the editing audio process was an entirely new ball of wax. Not to mention trying to get everything I felt I needed to say into what I had already edited down. I'm not sure how other people edit and do voice-overs, but I figured it was best to edit up the content first, then do my voice-over. I think that is the right way to do it, but hey, what do I know?! haha
Hopefully, with time, I get better at the entire process =)

Anyhow, on to today's project. As a lover of water coloring, I wanted to challenge myself to start water coloring with our Stampin' Ink Refills. It really isn't as hard as I thought it would be. So I wanted to share the technique with all of you. 

All the details and how I did it are in the video. Be sure to let me know what you think of my first attempt at doing a voice-over video! I sure love this method, as now I can craft and watch my favorite TV shows and Movies to help to create that soothing mood I enjoy so much while in my studio.

I hope you enjoy this card and the water coloring process. Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are. I love hearing from you! 
Happy Stampin'

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Card Sketch #4

Loads of Love - Valentine's card

I just love the Ride With Me & The Gangs All Mere stamp sets, so I figured let's use them together!
Common! That little Meerkat popping his head up in the truck is just too adorable!! 
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I started out with an A2 top folding card using Bermuda Bay 8 1/2 X 11 Cardstock and I turned it on its side for a different perspective. 
I then embossed a mat of Whisper White 8 1/2 X 11 Cardstock which was 1/4" smaller than the card with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder (All links to supplies are below) Then I used a Sponge Dauber to very lightly bring up the bricks in the background. I used a very light touch and just swiped back and forth until I achieved the desired look. You can adhere this down with any adhesive but I used some blue fun foam I found at Walmart (cut 1/4" smaller than the mat).
Then, I stamped the image twice on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink as this is the best combination of paper and ink to use our Stampin' Blends markers with. The ink won't bleed!  I stamped it twice as I wanted to cut the tires out and pop them up over the tires below to add some dimension. I listed the markers I used down below in the supplies.

Using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies I cut out the hearts and trimmed them to the desired size and pieced them into the back of the truck. I used some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up a few of the negative hearts to add dimension and visual interest. I also die-cut the word love out of a piece of Whisper White CS that I had used to test the color combo of the 3 green markers. 
Why waste it right?! 
I cut the background for the truck using the second largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies, then stamped the word "You" from the Well Said stamp set. I felt the need to add some dots to each scallop to close in the background using my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. Give this background a little dimension too by adding some Stampin' Dimensionals =)

Lastly, I used the same 3 green markers I used to color the truck and made a gradient strip on a scrap piece of Whisper White, then used the long die from the Stitched Be Mine set and cut it out twice. I trimmed the pieces then glued them together to make a wider strip. 
Then I finished it off with some Whisper White Bakers Twine and some of the Twine out of the November Paper Pumpkin "Winter Gifts"

I hope you enjoy this card! Let me know if it inspires you, or what you thought of it in the comments below. I love hearing from you =)

Happy Stampin'!


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