SSINKTC52 Sponging Sunsets

Aloha all,

Today is all about sunsets!  That’s one thing we have here on Maui… gorgeous sunsets!

The SSINK Design Team will be showing you different sunsets we’ve sponged.  This is a technique that’s really fun to do- every card turns out a little differently.

This is one of the cards featured in this month’s Stamp of the Month Club.  Click on the Stamp of the Month Tab at the top of the post for more information or just email me.

I started by masking the bottom using a post-it note.  Using Stampin’ Sponges, I applied ink by rubbing the sponge in a circular motion.  Start off the page first.  And remember to start light.  You can always add more ink.

So Saffron, Crushed Curry, & a little bit of Flirty Flamingo.

I moved the post-it to the top, then sponged the water with Marina Mist & Soft Sky.  Then I stamped the water image over that & topped it with Wink of Stella.  The window Thinlits are called Hearth & Home & it’s retiring!  So sad… I love that one!

Can’t wait to see what everyone else has to show us!  CLICK HERE to see more sunsets from the SSINK Team!

 

 

 

SSINKCC51 Color Challenge

We have a fun color challenge to share with you today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration:  Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, & Lemon Lime Twist.  I think these colors are so pretty together.  And the thing I’m most excited about:  Flirty Flamingo, now an In Color, is coming back TO STAY with the color revamp!!  Yay!

I was inspired after seeing a pretty card on Instagram with a watercolor background & the mermaid on top.  I don’t seem to be able to copy the picture from Instagram (can you do that?), but I can tell you where to find this talented lady on Instagram… chandrajunck888.

Here’s the card I came up with:

I think the secret is starting with watercolor paper!  Makes such a difference.  I put a few drops of ink on my clear block, then painted with my aquapainter, mixing the colors a bit.  I just received my preorder from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  The Nature’s Poem Suite is my absolute favorite!!!  Trees, branches, leaves- with thinlits!!  It’s Lovely as a Tree on steroids!

The copper adds a nice accent, don’t you think?  You’ll find my supply list on the bottom of this post (except for the Rooted in Nature Bundle that will be available for purchase June 1st.  Unless you’re a demo, then you can order it now!  Don’t forget my May Promo… make a $50 order from me on line & I’ll send you a package of leaves trinkets as a Thank You!

Be sure & check out the SSINK Page to see what the other designers did using these pretty colors!  Better yet, add your own card to the challenge!  We’d love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl

 

Waterfront Masculine Card

Today at SSINK the focus is on Masculine Cards.  I paired up Waterfront with Truly Tailored to make this card:

I love this simple layout.  Here’s all the measurements:

  • Night of Navy card base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4
  • True Gentleman Designer Series Paper:  4 1 4 x 5
  • Whisper White:  3 3/4 x 4 1/4

Did you get the Waterfront set yet?!!  You’ll LOVE it!  It’s amazing how simple it is to be a real artist using this set!

All supplies listed at bottom of my post.

Time to head over to the SSINK PAGE for more Masculine Card ideas!

 

Petal Palette for Fabulous Flowers

At Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration today the focus is on Fabulous Flowers.  I’m using my favorite new bundle, Petal Palette!  This bundle is so versatile and coordinates perfectly with Petal Passion Designer Series Paper!

I have lots of “favorites” in this card… Stampin’ Blends, Glitter Enamel Dots, Vellum, Embossing Folders.  What are the stampin’ supplies you couldn’t do without?

Here you can see those Glitter Enamel Dots up close!!  LOVE!

I’m glad you stopped by today!  Be sure & head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page for more pretty flower ideas!

 

#SSINKCS51 Card Sketch Challenge

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We have a fun Sketch Challenge for you to participate in at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!  This is a great way to help you get started when you’re making a new card.  We hope you’ll participate in our challenge.

Here’s what I came up with:

This set is special because I got it FREE in Prize Patrol when I was in Salt Lake City in November for On Stage!  It’s called Lovely Wishes.  I really love these colors together!  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, & Lemon Lime Twist.  I’m trying to come up with colors for my blog.  Time to make some changes!  But I’m very wishy washy so far… changing my mind every day!

Sale-a-Bration is over!  Waaaaa!  It was sure fun while it lasted.  And one thing we all know about Stampin’ Up!… they always have something up their sleeve!  I’m heading to Las Vegas for On Stage this weekend!!  Maybe I’ll win another Prize Patrol!

Make sure you head over to the SSINK PAGE to see what the other designers have done with this challenge.

Reflection Technique with my Team

Just a quick note to show you some fun we had experimenting with the Reflection Technique at our Maui Big Shots! Team Meeting last weekend.  We get together every 2 months to swap & talk business, but we always like to do a little stampin’!  You can see the cards I made using this technique HERE.

I put out a few different stamp sets and here’s a few of the cards they came up with:

I love the way they’re so different!  And the backgrounds are beautiful.  I know they’d LOVE YOUR COMMENTS!  Let them know what you think of their cards & I’ll pass it along to them!

I’m entering them all into the latest technique challenge at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration #SSINKTC51.

Happy Easter from the SSINK Team

We’re making Easter Cards at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration today!  I pulled out You’re Inspiring, a set with beautiful daffodils! When Pat & I were first married we lived in Salt Lake City.  It was so exciting to see the daffodils peek up from the snow every Spring!   I can’t grow daffodils on Maui, unless I put the bulbs in the freezer…  We do have some lovely gardenia’s blooming right now though, so I’m happy!

CASED this card from Sue Vine, thank you, Sue!  I had to use your idea of masking the daffodils- just love how that looks!  I added Wink of Stella to the middle of the flowers.  Maybe you can see it in this close up.

Be sure to head over to SSInkspiration to see what the other design team members have created for Easter!

Daisy Delight for Spring

Who’s ready for Spring?  I remember when I lived in Denver for a few years and how excited I’d get when I’d see the daffodils poking up through the snow!  I was so ready for the sun to come out!!

Our theme today is Spring- so that means flowers to me!  I made a Fun Fold Card with daisies.

Isn’t that cute?!  If you’d like directions with measurements, I’d be happy to send them your way.  Just leave me a comment below at the bottom of the page!

Be sure & head over to SSINKspiration to see what the other design team members have come up with for Spring!

#SSINKTC51

Have you ever tried the Reflection Technique?  I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do!  Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation we’re focusing on the Reflection Technique and hope you’ll play along with our challenge!

I’ve used this technique before, but always with Lovely As a Tree.  For my card I’m using a neglected (but loved!) stamp set.  Wild About Flowers.  Isn’t that sentiment so nice?

I’m not really very good at sponging, but getting better with practice.  Here’s a card I made with a left-over piece from a card I messed up on.  I think I like it even better than the card above!  What do you think?

I’m trying to earn the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Greece in 2019, but have quite a ways to go!  Here you can see my progress!  Looks like I just passed Mexico!

To help me out, order Wild About Flowers or Lovely as a Tree online & I’ll throw in some Sponge Daubers or Stampin’ Sponges FREE to get you started!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to head over to SSInkspiration to see what the other design team members came up with, and to play along with this fun challenge.

Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day so that’s our theme today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration.

For years when our girls were little, we were famous around the neighborhood for our St. Patrick’s Day Parties!  Basically, everything was green!  Green rice, mac & cheese, cupcakes, beer & soda.  And we’d always have an Irish Dance Show put on by the kids.  Miss those days…

I’ve decided to GO GREEN and use a Fun Fold called a Pleated Card.  This fold is a great way to show off your Designer Series Papers!

I didn’t find any Designer Series Paper in green that I was inspired about, so I started with this Black & White DSP, Petal Passion, & colored the flowers with my Stampin’ Blends.  I turned it over & decided I liked the back side even more!

I needed a little something for the corner so I cut out some flowers from Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  That bundle is my latest favorite!!  It’s pricey, but it has 2 stamp sets and you’ll love the way the images stamp and cut out!  And if you buy it this month, you’ll also earn a Sale-a-Bration item!  Only 2 more weeks of Sale-a-Bration!

Wait!  Here’s an exciting update on Sale-a-Bration!  They’re giving away even more for the last 2 weeks… including that beautiful thinlit seen in the photo below!  That’s one of the $100 items.   CLICK HERE TO SEE SALE-A-BRATION OFFERS!  Click on $50 or $100 button to see everything.

See what the other SSINK design team members made for St. Patrick’s Day by going to our blog.  And don’t forget to leave your comment – we love hearing from you.