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!