Wednesday, August 26, 2015

IBS Tulip Bouquet - Embossing and Coloring on Vellum

Happy Wednesday! 

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I am featuring embossing and coloring on vellum with the Tulip Bouquet stamp set.


Let’s take a look at my card:


The image and sentiment are both from the Tulip Bouquet stamp set.

I stamped the floral bouquet with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. A tip when heat embossing (especially on vellum), let your heat gun warm up. I count to 20 before embossing.

The image was colored with a blender pen and Distress Inks (dye and/or craft ink can be used to color on vellum). For coloring small areas, you can take the ink directly from the ink pad with the blender pen. When coloring large areas, it is easier/quicker to use either reinkers or to ‘smudge’ your ink pads on a non-porous surface and pick the ink up with the blender pen.

For additional inspiration of this technique, here is a light block using the Poinsettias stamp set and here is a card with the FOTM: Lily of the Valley stamp set.

A closer look at the embossed and colored image:


I snipped around the bow so it would hang over the frame.

Now, the inside of the card:


The sentiment is from the FOTM: Asters stamp set. It was cut and layered with dies from the Fancy Label Dies 3.

Have you tried embossing and coloring on vellum? It creates a soft and pretty look, plus it is quick to color!

Thanks for stopping by!













Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Aug. 25-31, and Half-Price Paper Pumpkin

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, August 31 (while supplies last).


If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you will want to tell everyone you know to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

Offer dates:  July 23 - September 10, 2015

Offer details:  Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping is included). This offer is for new subscribers only and is available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

To take advantage of this offer, please click HERE. Don't forget to enter the HALFOFF code!

Take a peek at what was included in August's Paper Pumpkin Kit:


Don't miss out on September's Fall/Halloween themed kit--sign up today!

As always, I'm just an E-mail away if you have any questions.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Aug. 18-24, and Half-Price Paper Pumpkin

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, August 24 (while supplies last).


If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you will want to tell everyone you know to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

Offer dates:  July 23 - September 10, 2015

Offer details:  Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping is included). This offer is for new subscribers only and is available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

To take advantage of this offer, please click HERE. Don't forget to enter the HALFOFF code!

August's 'pink-a-licious' Paper Pumpkin Kit video:


Don't miss out on September's Fall/Halloween themed kit--sign up today!

As always, I'm just an E-mail away if you have any questions.




Sunday, August 16, 2015

IBSIC 97

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to my Inspired by Stamping Sunday IBSIC Feature.

My card today is for IBSIC 97On the 15th of each month, a new IBSIC is posted. You may follow the Color, Sketch, and/or Theme. One randomly chosen participant will receive a $25 GC to the Inspired by Stamping Store!

Here are the inspirations for IBSIC 97:







My card is based on the Colors:



I love this month's soft colors and sparkly gold inspiration. The Sweet Friend sentiment, from the Beautiful Iris stamp set (one of my favorites!), was stamped and die-cut it with the middle die, from Fancy Label Dies 2, then lightly sponged before being removed from the die. The matting layer was die-cut with the second largest die from Fancy Label Dies 2. I also sponged around the doily and assembled the matted die cuts over it. A strip of pretty paper (great way to use up scraps!) from the Vintage Floral Paper Pad was added. A few sparkly gold butterflies go along the with butterfly-embossed background.

The link to enter IBSIC 97 is open until 10:00 AM ET on September 13 (11:59 PM Brisbane time on September 14). Inspired by Stamping products are not required to enter, but if you do use them your entry will be counted twice! I look forward to see what inspires you.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see the full list of designers featuring IBSIC 97 cards today.

Thanks for stopping by!











Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Aug. 11-17, and Half-Price Paper Pumpkin

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: 


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, August 17 (while supplies last).


If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you will want to tell everyone you know to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

Offer dates:  July 23 - September 10, 2015

Offer details:  Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping is included). This offer is for new subscribers only and is available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

To take advantage of this offer, please click HERE. Don't forget to enter the HALFOFF code!

As always, I'm just an E-mail away if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Aug. 4-10, Clearance Rack Update, and Paper Pumpkin Special

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: 


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, August 10 (while supplies last).


The Clearance Rack will be updated tomorrow, August 5. Check early for best selection.


If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you will want to tell everyone you know to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

Offer dates:  July 23 - September 10, 2015

Offer details:  Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping is included). This offer is for new subscribers only and is available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

To take advantage of this offer, please click HERE. Don't forget to enter the HALFOFF code!

If you like pink, you won't want to miss receiving August's kit!
As always, I'm just an E-mail away if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, August 3, 2015

Using IBS Digis

Happy Monday!

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have two cards using the two free digi images included in the Inspired by Stamping July Newsletter. If you aren’t signed up to receive the Newsletter, please sign-up here so you don’t miss all the extra Inspired by Stamping news and freebies included each month.


Here is my first card:


The Vintage Floral Paper Pad is perfect for a pretty, feminine card. The paper is so beautiful it ‘shines on its own’ and takes ‘center stage’ on the front of the card. I added one butterfly, from the Butterflies stamp set, which was popped-up with a dimensional. The White Fabric Tape was lightly sponged with pink ink.

Where is the digi image you ask? Here, on the inside:


The digi rose was printed and colored with alcohol markers (I used a Canon printer and the ink did not smear with the markers). Digi images can be resized, and I printed this one smaller than the original file. A strip of the Vintage Floral paper and sponged White Fabric Tape finish off the inside.

Here is my second card:


Did you know that you can change the colors of digi images? I work with digi images in Word, and color is an option. As I wanted a monochromatic card, I printed the image in a taupe shade. The second largest Fancy Label Dies 1 was used to cut the image, which was printed at actual size. The background paper is from the Spring Lilacs Paper Pad and the sentiment is from the Tulip Bouquet stamp set.

Here is the inside:


I printed the rose image directly on the card base. In keeping with the monochromatic tone of the card, I opted not to color the rose and added a strip of the Spring Lilacs paper across the bottom.

The two freebie digis are from the Flowers Bloom stamp set, which you can see/purchase here. How awesome to have both the stamp set and digis to use together.

That’s it for me today. I hope my information on using digi images was helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!