Thursday, December 8, 2022

A Simple Watercolour for #rrcb197 & #tgifc397

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Today's card is inspired by a couple of challenges and a couple of old favourite stamp sets.  I loved the greenery in the inspiration photo over @ Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and the Colour Challenge over @ TGIF Challenges.  Use Shaded spruce, Granny Apple Green & Real Red, a super colour combo that's bright and fresh for Christmas!  Please click the hyperlinks to visit their blog posts and enjoy the inspiration!

The retired Watercolor Christmas inspired me to watercolour the leaves of the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, the colours are awesome together.  Both of these stamp sets were available  between 2018 & 2020 I think?  Currently the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, #150647 is available in the Clearance Rack section of my online store.  It matches the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.  




***  The Trix ***

*  Stamp the holly leaves with Shaded Spruce ink on Basic White cardstock.  *Trix, lightly watercolour with Water Painters, #151298 picking up Granny Apple Green ink from the lid of the ink pad.  Just dab the colour and water on the centre of the leaf and let it bleed slightly.  We're not using Thick Cardstock or Watercolour Paper here so dab lightly and let the colours blend naturally.

*  Lightly colour the berries with a Real Red Stampin' Blend Marker.  Swirl the colour on the berries and take care not to blend the Real Red with the Shaded Spruce outline.  

*  Stamp the sentiment and die cut the circle with the Stylish Shapes Dies, #159183, adhere with dimensionals.  Stamp another holly leaf, colour, fussy cut out and overlap it on the die cut circle using dimensionals under the leaves only.   Embellish with Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels, #146294




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**  Current Products used  **

Stylish Shapes Dies #159183, Water Painters #159298, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels #146924,  All ink colours and Stampin' Blends Markers

 

**  Alternate Current Stamp Sets **

Framed & Festive #160888 & Christmas Season #156293


Clearance Rack Refresh

Christmas Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Fitting Florets DSP from Mary

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I have the best customers!  This card is Mary's creation, isn't it beautiful, and yes it came through the mail with that beautiful Soft Succulent bow intact!

I don't have this Designer Series Paper, but Mary made this 'just because' card for me and now I have to buy the paper!  Yes my customers are inspiring me to buy - Ha!  I love Mary's pattern coordination on this card, I think it's a terrific way to add interest to a card with gorgeous paper.

And guess what?  The Stampin' Up!® December #simplestamping Challenge is to use Stamps, Ink & Paper, and add in Designer Series Paper (SIP + DSP)  Hummm lets see what I can come up! 



 

Here's the measurements as best I can figure, 

*  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Soft Succulent card base

*  4" x  51/4" DSP layer

*  1" x 5" DSP strip

*  2 1/2" x 3 1/4" DSP block

*  2 1/2" x 1 5/8" DSP block




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Do you love the Fitting Florets DSP #161814?

It's available for a limited time as part of the

 Fitting Florets Collection

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My favourite is the Framed & Festive Stamp Set

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A Chalkboard Christmas Greeting for 2 Challenges

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Today's card is inspired by two challenges, the Christmas Chalkboard over @ Fusion Card Challenge and the Just Add Ink Choose Two Challenge!   I love the photo Fusion has shared as inspiration and I wanted to try to recreate it with some of my favourite stamp sets.  My two choices for #jai632 are deer and trees - however I've added sparkle but it's super hard to capture in the photo of my card.   Please click the hyperlinks to visit the blog challenges and enjoy the inspiration!

I also created this card for a special couple who love nature and have a silver and white theme going this Christmas, trust me the silver glimmer shows up beautifully in person :)




***  The Trix  ***

*  I found the Stamparatus helpful for this card, but I also used my little 'A' block for the snowflakes and the fox, as well as the 'C' block for the snow by the polar bear.

*  Use a blending brush to lightly add White Craft Ink, #147277 to the 4" x 5 1/4" inch piece of Basic Black cardstock to give a brushed chalkboard look to the cardstock.

*  Use your favourite stamp sets, and line up the images on the Stamparatus.  I used the Brightest Glow Stamp Set, #159542 & three of my faves from last year, now retired, Arctic Bears, Peaceful Cabin & Nature's Beauty.  Stamp with White Craft Ink and allow to dry.  (Craft Ink is 'pigment ink' it has a longer 'open' time)

*  Add a tiny  Basic White cardstock layer (a 1/16" of an inch) as a border for the stamped layer before adhering to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Basic Black card base.

*  Lightly brush on Wink Of Stella® Clear Glitter, #141897 to select areas of the stamped image.  The look I was going for was moonlight shining down and highlighting the sparkle of snow on the trees, the snow covered ground, the top of the deer's back etc.




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***  Here's another example of the Chalkboard Technique, this one using Watercolor Pencils to add pops of colour instead of the Wink Of Stella®  Click here for that blog post. 



 


Do you have a favourite stamp set that may be retiring at the end of December 2022?

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Go to Greetings with the Chic Dies for #CASColurs&Sketches

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Today's fun little 4 x 4 note card is inspired by Cécile's Double Challenge #498 over @ CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  Please click the hyperlink to visit this fun challenge and enjoy the inspiration!

The double challenge is to use Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky & Always Artichoke with the fun sketch challenge below.  If you don't' have these colours try Petal Pink, Pool Party & Mossy Meadow.  



      

***  The Trix ***

*  Plan where you want the flowers to go and stamp the sentiment from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set, #158763 just below the band of flowers.

*  Dab a bit of glue on the flower shapes from the Chic Dies, #158815 and allow to dry briefly so the glue doesn't seep out when you adhere the flowers to the card base.  

*  Darken a second Pink Pirouette cardstock flower with a Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Marker and adhere just one edge of the flower to the first flower to give the flowers depth and dimension.  

*  Double up the glue dots on the two Always Artichoke flowers for dimension and lift.




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Clearance Rack Refresh Dec, 1st

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The current Mini Catalogue is retiring, you know what that means,...

Last Chance Products Sale!

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A Simple Watercolour for #rrcb197 & #tgifc397

  Hello and thanks for visiting! Today's card is inspired by a couple of challenges and a couple of old favourite stamp sets.  I loved t...