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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Watercolor Pencil Tips

This month's craft kit is a fun one, we get to water color. The kit includes all the supplies as well as a little set of watercolor pencils. And it makes 12 cards! 4 each of these three gorgeous cards.


The video gives some easy tips for working with water color pencils.

Enjoy
- - Katie

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Creating Depth: Overlapping and Masking

Balloons are a festive way to celebrate any occasion: birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation . . . you name it.
Celebrate Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Balloon Adventures Stamp Set

Creating Depth: The thing I want to point out with this card is the overlap of the images. For the card we stamped the yellow balloons on the card face. Then I stamped the red balloon on scrap paper and punched it out and layered it on top the yellow balloons. Using foam dimensional pieces its raised up a bit as well as overlapping the yellow balloons to give a sense of depth to the card.

Envelope decorated  with Stampin'UP!'s Balloon Adventures Stamp SetI stamped my envelope too!

Notice the difference between these 2 envelopes? You can't use the foam dimensionals on the outside of the envelope, they'd get torn off in the delivery process. 

For the top envelope I stamped one balloon over the other including the string and the bow. I thought it looked way too busy and messy.  

For the 2nd envelope I "masked" the red balloon.  That is, I stamped the red balloons first. Then I punched a scrap balloon shape and covered the red balloon image to protect it while I stamped the yellow balloon and its string and bow on top the space. when I lifted off the scrap balloon the red one appears on top. Voila! Instant dimension in 2D that won't get destroyed going through the mail.

Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.

And if you like this project be sure to check out the product links below






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Monday, March 13, 2017

Hey Chick - Ready for Some Watercoloring

This card features one of the super cute chickens from the 2017 Hey Chick Sale-a-bration Set. 

Greeting Card decorated with chickens from Stampin'UP!'s Sale-a-bration Hey, chick stamp set


One of the class lessons was about the different inks you'd use for heat embossing. The cool thing is that Stampin'UP! Classic Inks are thick enough to hold the embossing powder so if you use Clear Embossing Powder you can heat emboss in ANY color! WooHoo! This chicken was embossed using Smokey Slate Ink.

The reason we heat embossed is because we watercolored the body. The Stampin'UP! Inks are water soluble and if we hadn't embossed we'd have risked smearing the ink.

For readers who are unfamiliar with Sale-a-bration, this is Stampin'UP!'s big sale of the year. You earn 1 FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Brochures for every $50 of product you purchase (annual catalog, Spring Occasions catalog or Clearance Rack) .

I loved these silly chickens so much I even stamped the envelope!

Envelope decorated with chickens from Stampin'UP!'s Sale-a-bration Hey, chick stamp set
If you'd love to get your hands on these chickens you can, but do it soon, they're only available until March 31st. Sale-a-bration ends the end of March.
Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.

And if you like this project be sure to check out the product links below





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Heat Tool
[129053] - $30.00
Aqua Painters
[103954] - $17.00

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bugs and Beetles with Shiny Shells

This new Beetles and Bugs set from Stampin'UP! reminded me of my college days. I was a biology major and we had to make a bug collection for one of my classes.  Naturally I could not not get that set.

Here's the first card:

Look a little closer at the beetle shell. See how shiny it is? After I stamped it I covered it with clear glue.  Actually I gold embossed the spots and then used the clear glue. Check it out.



Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.

And if you like this project be sure to check out the product links below




Product List:

Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Extravaganza ends today

The end of the month means the end of the current specials. As you look at these special offers remember that the gift giving season is here . . . consider these items for your own Wish List or as a gift to another crafter

FIRST: Stampin'UP! is having a "flash-sale" today only on these products

note the bell shape punch is pretty unique, you don't see a punch with this shape often.
If you're trying to build up a collection of shapes you might want to add this punch to your collection.




SECOND: Be sure to check out the rest of the items included in the Holiday Extravaganza
which also ends today.




THIRD:  The 25% off of selected stamp sets ends on Wednesday.
note: the Stitched Framelits have been so popular that they may be on backorder.


 
NEED A GIFT IDEA? 
KITS make a great gift.  Do you have friends who'd have fun with a 3 month or 6-month subscription to the Monthly Craft kits (Paper pumpkin), or any of our other great kits?

 
Monthly Craft Kits (aka: Paper Pumpkin)                        Other Craft Kits


And YES: I do offer Gift Certificates in any amount you choose.
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