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Friday, August 31, 2018

Another Awesome Color Challenge

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Hello Stamping Friends,

It's the last Friday of summer. I know, I know, summer doesn't end until later in September but come on we know that once Labor Day comes that's the official end of summer for all intents and purposes. Anyway, before we get all teary-eyed thinking about it let's have some fun with the Sisters in Stamping.  Today's challenge was a color one. I have to admit, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color combo so the challenge was a breeze.

Aren't these some of the best colors together?

Here's my card. This card was designed for double-duty purposes. I used it for a recent workshop knowing that I had this challenge coming up. Gotta love being able to get a two for one deal.

The butterfly was stamped on a window sheet using Staz-on ink and then colored from behind using the Stampin' Blends markers. I cheated a bit on the color combo because we don't have a lemon lime twist blend marker so I used the Granny Apple Green, which comes out coordinating beautifully (if you ask me!). The fun part of the butterfly is the glitter backing. Once it is all colored in you put some glue dots on the window sheet and attach it to glimmer paper. Once attached, cut it out and pop it up on your card. It's absolutely gorgeous. A great way to have glitter without the mess of glitter.

Just a close-up so you can see how sparkly it is.

The bermuda bay cardstock was embossed with the subtle embossing folder which gives a nice textured look to the cardstock. Much like the old textured cardstock we used to carry a few years ago. Then I used the stitched framelits to cut out the large white circle to make the butterfly pop even more.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping for even more great ideas using this fun color combo.

Thanks for stopping by. See  you soon.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Glitter Happens

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Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This we are loving glitter and all things that sparkle. I am a sparkle kind of girl so this was right up my alley. The more glitter the better. (Don't you dare tell me otherwise. I won't listen!)

I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set for the card. The glitter is a little hard to see in the picture but in real life it is awesome. It really brings the card to life and makes it sooo much better. It's kind of drab without it. Trust me!

You make need to click on the pictures to seethe glitter better. I also added some more sparkle to the center of each dandelion by adding a rhinestone. Jewels and sparkle just plead to stay together.  I love the colors of this card too. It's such a soft looking card so it can be used for a variety of occasions.  My greeting just says a little hello, but things of the possibilities, especially if you use the new Itty Bitty Greetings set like I did.  The ribbon is the perfect little accent to finish off the card.

I cut a small piece to adhere to the corner (edges are tucked behind) and then cut another small piece, knotted it and added to the ribbon with a mini glue dot.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more cards that sparkle and shine.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Time to Turn Up the Heat

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Hello Stamping Friends,

It's getting a little hot today with the Sisters in Stamping because we are turning up the heat. Yep, we are heat embossing. I love embossing on cards. I call it Magic for Mommies. It has such a wow factor every time. You watch are powder turn into a nice shiny image right before you very eyes with just a little heat. (well, actually the heat is pretty hot, so I guess it's not just a little, lol)

I decided to do a technique with my card called emboss resist. It's a double wow, I promise. Keep reading to find out how to do it.

First, you heat emboss your image (the dandelion flower) using white embossing powder and versamark ink. When it cools down, you take a sponge dauber and ink it up in your ink (rich razzleberry in this case), then starting in the center move out to cover the dandelion flower in circular motions. If I needed to add more ink, I started in the center again and then moved out in circular motions each time. This way my center was darker than the rest of the flower, which is the look I wanted.

This card is the same thing, but turned to show you that you can set it up different and still have a great looking card. Everything is the same except the position of the greeting (well, the greeting was changed too) and the horizontal position of the card instead of vertical. 

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more embossing ideas.

Remember you can always order any of these items by clicking on my name below or emailing me with your order.

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