SSINK Team: Playing With Punches

I really love my punches!  And this card features 2 of my favorites:  Pansy Punch & the new Decorative Label Punch!  Actually, 3 PUNCHES!  There’s also the Classic Label Punch!

I just love the way it turned out!!  It started with the technique I showed you a few days ago called Ink, Spray, & Smash.  That’s how I made that pretty background using ink drops on Glossy paper.

Sometimes when you make a mistake, or, in my case, can’t find something in this mess of a stamp room, you’re forced to be creative & the project turns out even better!  I wanted to use the Pansy Punch because all I’ve been seeing is daisies!  But my set, Flower Shop, is no where to be found!  So I used the bunch of flowers from Window Box & punched it out with my Pansy Punch.

Here’s a closer look for you:

Time to hop over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspration Page to see more Punch Ideas!

Thanks for stopping by today!

#SSINKTC47 Technique Challenge: Ink, Spray, Smash

Today we have a fun Technique Challenge for you!!  Stampin’ Up! recently added Glossy Cardstock to the catalog, so we decided on a challenge that uses it.  It was easy & fun & the results are so pretty!!  I think you’re okay without the gloves.

Here’s what I made…another Mermaid Card!!

Isn’t it gorgeous?!!  And every card is unique!

I had to fussy cut the mermaid, which wasn’t too bad.  But here’s another card where I avoided the cutting!

I still really like it.  What do you think?  Fussy cut or no??  For my club members… let me know which one you’d like to make!  We just might have to try out this technique!

That glittery star is a new accessory:  2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes.  There are little stars, flowers, hearts, & arrows.  Really fun!

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Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team has done for this challenge!  CLICK HERE to check out their creations!

May Cards, Etc. Class

Time to sign up for my May Cards, Etc. Class!  I’ve got 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 am
  • We’ll make 3 different cards with matching envelopes and a 3-D item
  • Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

My 3-D item is the Popcorn Box!  It’s smaller than I thought it would be… about 3 handfuls of popcorn.  Very cute for gift giving!

You’ll practice some different techniques in this class:  Black Magic, watercoloring, masking.  Hope you can find the time to attend!  Please RSVP.

And…mark your calendars for 2 special events in June!!

  • Sunday, June 4th, 1-3pm at my house in Haiku… CATALOG LAUNCH PARTY!
    • New catalogs FREE to all who attend
    • FREE Make & Takes
    • Displays…door prizes…ice cream!
  • Sunday, June 25th, 12noon – 2pm… RETIRED STAMP SALE!!
    • HUGE discounts on retired stamps, paper, punches, etc!
    • 10+ demonstrators selling their products
    • Door prizes…cards for sale…and food, of course!

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope to see you soon!  Cheryl

Black Magic Technique

Today I’m trying out a new stamping technique called “Black Magic”.

It’s hard to see, but the colored images are shiny & it makes a very pretty effect!

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes (retiring) & Eastern Beauty
  • Ink:  Craft White
  • Paper:  Wild Wasabi (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Daffodil Delight (5 1/4 X 4 & 1 3/4 X 3 1/8), Basic Black (1 3/4 X 3 1/8 & 1 3/4 X 1 3/4- cut 2)
  • Accessories:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder (not retiring! love this one!), Pansy Punch (retiring), 1″ Circle Punch, Watercolor Pencils
  • Hints:
    • Select a solid image stamp that you can color
    • Stamp using White Craft Ink then heat set it using heat tool

If you like this card & want to try out this technique, sign up to attend my May Cards, Etc. Class.  Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page for details about all my upcoming classes!

Thanks for stopping by…but, before you leave, CLICK HERE to see more Black Magic from the SSINK Team!

Cheryl

2 Step Stampin’ for March

The simplest way I know to make a quick but beautiful card is to use a stamp set that lets you 2-Step Stamp!  Simply layer one image over another using different colors!

You cannot buy this stamp set.  But you can get it FREE during Sale-A-Bration by placing a $50 order!  Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31st, so don’t wait too long!

The colors are Calypso Coral & Dapper Denim.  The little butterfly is found in one of my favorite sets, Butterfly Basics.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & head over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their March calendars.  And leave us a comment 🙂  We love those!

#SSINKTC41: Technique Challenge: Bokeh

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Technique Challenge that we hope you’ll try out:  Bokeh!

Here’s what I came up with:

 

For this card, I just masked the outer edges of the Whisper White to concentrate the color on the middle strip.  Then I just sponged it with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, & Pear Pizzazz, and then finally sponged little dots with Craft White.  Such a cool effect!!

Here’s a picture of a card & did a while back:

Give it a try and enter our challenge!  And be sure & check out the other beautiful ideas from the SSINK Team.

Watercolor Cuteness!

Don’t you just love him?!!  He looks just like my puppy, Swiffer!  I colored him using the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.  So fun & simple to use!  You can use Blender Pens or Aquapainters to blend the colors.  There’s really not a wrong way to use them so it’s fun to play around with them to see the different results.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Bella & Friends, Designer Tin of Cards
  • Ink:  Stazon Black Ink
  • Paper:  Smokey Slate (5 1/2 X 11), Sweet Sugarplum (3 X 5 1/4), Soft Sky (1 X 5 1/4), Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Enamel Dots, Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, Layering Circles Framelits

Here’s Swiffer.  He doesn’t look amused at my playing with his ears.

Be sure & head over to see the rest of the SSINK Designer’s Watercoloring!  I’m sure you’ll get some great ideas!

Stenciling Technique Challenge #SSINKTC40

Today we have a fun challenge for you to try… Masking or Stenciling!

I made a stencil by cutting out a tree using Perfect Pines Framelits Dies.  Using sponge daubers, I sponged the tree with Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz.  Decided it needed more color, so I reached for Rose Red.  That’s one of those colors I forget about…but I just love it!

 

Isn’t that fun?!!  I sponged the tree on This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The star is punched from Blossom Punch.  I thought it would be cute with a bird, because of the music notes!

The bird was part of the Tree Builder Punch.

Which one do you like best?  The star or the bird?

I’m soooooo behind!  Ha!  I’m afraid my friends are getting New Year’s Cards this year.  But it’s all good.  I’m just stretching out the fun.

It was fun to take a break this morning & make this card.  I can’t wait to see what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has made for this challenge!  CLICK HERE to see more ideas!

#SSINKTC39 Baby Wipe Technique

One of the things I enjoy about being a part of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is that I’m challenged to try different stamping techniques.  Today we’re using the Baby Wipe Technique.  Fun & easy- & I LOVE the results!

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Blooms & Wishes, Endless Thanks
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise
  • Paper:  Whisper White (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4 & 2 7/8 X 4 1/8), Pumpkin Pie (3 1/8 X 4 3/8), Festive Birthday DSP (5 3/8 X 4 1/8)
  • Accessories:  Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, & Tempting Turquoise Re-inkers, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/8″ Ribbon Trio
  • Details:  Just put drops of reinkers randomly onto Baby Wipe.  Stamp onto baby wipe then onto paper for this cool effect!

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If you love this card, be sure & sign up for my December Card Class-

2 dates to choose from:

Sunday, Dec. 11th at 1pm or Monday, Dec. 12th at 2pm

We’ll make 4 cards with decorated envelopes.

$10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

Be sure & see what the SSINK Team has done with this Baby Wipe Technique Challenge!