I was working hard toward a promotion a few months ago and I had some wonderful customers to thank for helping me earn the promotion. Yay!! To show my gratitude, I create a set of these cards, using the feather stamp, added a variety of sentiments and gave them to my customers. They were very well received. Thanks again to all my wonderful supporters and co-enablers, who love stamping and paper crafts as much as I do.
Don’t you love it when a plan comes together and everything works out the way it is supposed to? It was a bit dicey with timing for my last class and the arrival of the stamp sets and punches I had ordered for my product based class. The online site was saying my order wasn’t going to make it in time for my class. Ugh, right! Instead it arrived a day early! Whoo Hoo!!!! I was soooo happy! Packages are never early! It must have been my lucky day.
Quick Tip: Always stamp the image before punching it out with the coordinating punch. Turn the punch over so you can view the stamped image while punching it out. This allows you to perfectly line up the stamp inside the punch opening. If you need a visual of this, let me know and I will add some pictures. 🙂
Lovely Amazing You Card used: Cardstock-Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky & Wild Wasabi; Ink – Melon Mambo & Tuxedo Black Momento; Embossing Folders – Chevron & Perfect Polka Dots; Framelits – Labels Collection; Other – Rhinestones & Dimensionals, Big Shot. Additional Stamp Set – Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer, this set has terrific sentiments in a fun font.
Oh Happy Day Card incorporated: Cardstock- Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand & Strawberry Slush; Ink – Versamark, Strawberry Slush and Sahara Sand; Framelits – Starburst; Punch – Bird builder; Stamp Sets – Starburst Sayings & Gorgeous Grunge: Rhinestones and Dimensionals; Other – Big Shot, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder & Clear Embossing Powder.
Dare I say it??? I think Spring might, just maybe, probably, possibly, hopefully… is just around the corner. Knock on wood! Before we all bid a fond? farewell to Winter, I thought that I would share this cutie pie card with you all. I have been intrigued by punch art lately. The intrigue is driven by – 1) my handheld punch obsession, 2) my 4 year old son who loves to use my punches and 3) I was looking for a new class to add to my monthly schedule.
I saw a version of this Polar Bear card on Pinterest (another obsession), and with a few changes I re-created it. I wish I knew who originally created this card because it is amazingly cute and I would love to give credit where credit is due.
The key to making punch art pop, literally, are Stampin’Dimensionals, sticky double sided foam tabs that you layer behind key elements that you want to pop off the page/card. Another tip is to sponge ink around the edge of the punch art pieces. This creates shading, depth and adds interest to your punch art. The beautiful snowflakes in the background are created by using the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and highlighting them with Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle.
Next time I make this card, I will also sponge ink onto the edge of the ‘snow’ and add a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter there as well.
Thanks for allowing me to create , inspire and share with you. Happy almost SPRING! 🙂
Yikes! It has been too long since I have been here blogging and sharing with you all. Sorry for that. Life seems to be on fast forward these days. I just realized that Sale-a-bration is on fast forward as well and is ending in 3 short weeks. Double Yikes!!!
The Lotus Blossom set featured is one of those amazing SAB sets that you can earn for FREE with a $60 order, before shipping and taxes. Isn’t it beautiful?
I softened the lines of the stamp set by stamping it first on watercolour paper and then using an Aquapainter filled with water. The aquapainter acts like a paint brush and the ink bleeds/blends together creating a soft watercolour effect. The more you use the aquapainter the softer the lines become. Tip: Stop blending when you achieve the desired softness. There is a fine line between the watercoloured effect and a blurry mess. 🙂
Happy Sale-a-bration to you all. Enjoy the last few weeks of this amazing promotion and snap up those terrific freebies that Stampin’ Up spoils us with.
Thanks for letting me share with you!