SSINKTC#42 Stained Glass Technique

This is the first time I’ve tried this technique & it’s so simple & fun!  It was difficult to capture in a photo!  Here’s what I came up with:

The Fairy Celebration was perfect for this technique because there’s a lot you can color!  You just emboss on vellum, then turn it over & color with markers.  I attached the vellum to a Whisper White piece the same size (3 X 4) and attached it with glue dots under the coloring or the sequins, so that you can’t see the dots.

The FREE silver ribbon from Sale-A-Bration went with it nicely!

Here’s a close up so that you can see the Stained Glass Technique a little better:

Be sure & check out the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team ideas!  And, just for fun, give it a try & enter our challenge!

SSINKIC#42 Lift Me Up

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Challenge for today (SSINKIC#42) had me reaching for my Lift Me Up Bundle!

This is the first time I’ve put colors behind the balloon & it’s so pretty!!

Here’s the card I came up with:

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Lift Me Up
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
  • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/2), Watermelon Wonder (5 1/2 X 3), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (5 1/2 X 2 3/4), Scraps of Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Up & Away Thinlits Dies

Be sure & head over to the SSINK Blog to see what they did with this INKspiration Challenge…

Succulent Garden DSP Colors!

When I saw the beautiful patterns & colors in the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog, I ordered it right away.  It’s even prettier in person!

I LOVE the way this card turned out!  Don’t you love the Sweet Sugarplum with the Old Olive?  I didn’t think I needed another flower Framelit or stamp set, but after seeing lots of beautiful ideas on Pinterest I decided to purchase the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies & Special Reason Stamp Set.  Go here to see my Pinterest Page!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Special Reason
  • Ink:  Tip Top Taupe
    • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Sweet Sugarplum (5 1/4 X 4), Succulent Garden DSP (3 1/4 X 3 3/4), Whisper White (3 X 3 1/2), Old Olive
    • Accessories:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Tip Top Taupe 5/8″ Ribbon, Enamel Shapes, Popcorn Box Thinlits (sentiment on front)
    • Tips:  Be sure & use the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush with the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies!  The cutouts just pop right out!!  No poking out all the little cutouts.

Here’s what’s on the inside:  

Same DSP flipped over:

Today you’ll find lots of ideas from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!  We’re featuring our favorite Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  Take a few minutes & enjoy browsing over their creations!

 

 

Love Card for #SSINK

I really love the sentiment in this card (and the font!)!  Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Valentine or LOVE Cards!  Instead of the typical Valentine paper, I’ve used Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper for this card.  I love the way Stampin’ Up! makes all these products that go together!!  Washi Tape.  Sprinkles Embellishments. Ink/Paper.  And Designer Series Paper.

Here’s the Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love, Falling for You
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder & Crumb Cake
  • Paper:  Whisper White (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Tasty Treats Specialty DSP (1 1/4 X 5 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Sprinkles Embellishments, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Copper Metallic Thread, Tags & Labels Framelits Dies

Here’s what you’ll find on the inside:

Hope you enjoyed my Love Card today!  Be sure & take a look at more ideas from the SSINK TEAM!

 

 

#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!

#SSINKCS41 Doilies & Lace

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a Card Sketch Challenge!  Hope you play along!

For this challenge, I dove into my new box of items and used some from the New Occasions Catalog as well as Sale-A-Bration!

This card has so many of my favorites!  Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand.  The font on this new stamp set, Falling For You. Lace from a FREE Sale-A-Bration set, Delicate Details.  Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.  And new Lace Doilies that are Very Vanilla.

Here’s the inside:

We’ll be making this card at our January Clubs.  Join us if you want to see what club is about!  Just place a $25 order at club.  If you want to join, you get to be hostess when your turn comes around!  That means lots of FREE STUFF!

This card’s a little different.  Can you find the differences?!!

If you’d like to get the pretty lace stamp set that you see on the banner, you just place a $50 order & it’s yours for FREE!

Be sure & check out what the other SSINK Designers have made using this sketch.  Better yet, play along & show us your own card!

 

2017 Occasions Catalog Falling in Love

Today is the final day of the Stylin’ Stampin INKspiration 2017 Occasions Catalog Countdown.  It’s also the first day of Sale-A-Bration!!  3 months of great deals through Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item for every $50 you spend!

Featuring Falling In Love Suite…

I needed a Retirement Card and as I thumbed through my new Falling In Love Designer Series Paper, I noticed many beautiful papers that could be used for any occasion.  Don’t you just love the colors?!!

This is one of my favorite folds & you’ll see it again & again on my blog.  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

Stampin’ Up! has the perfect Retirement Stamp Set!  Wild About Flowers.  Here’s a close up:

That’s 2-Step Stampin’!  One stamp for the stems (Sahara Sand).  Another for the flowers (Sweet Sugarplum).  Easy!  And notice the Gold Wink of Stella!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MY PINTEREST CARD USING WILD ABOUT FLOWERS,THAT’S HAD THE MOST RE-PINS!

Originally I had planned to use the other side of the paper with the butterflies, but I changed my mind.  Here’s a picture of the butterfly side.

Which paper do you like best?  I keep going back & forth.

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to host a party!  Get some friends together and I’ll bring the projects!!  Always a fun time!!  And as hostess, you’ll earn free items!  It would be fun to have a Valentine’s Day Theme!  Contact me ASAP to reserve your date!

Be sure & hop over to the SSINK Team Site to see what they’ve done with this beautiful suite!  I had only pre-ordered the paper, but I see a stamp set called Falling For You, doilies, embellishments, and a beautiful embossing folder that are part of this set.  Maybe the design team will show us some of those goodies!

Gift Card Holder for Christmas!

Christmas is just 2 days away!  This is the time for Gift Cards!!  I’ll show you a very simple & quick design you can make.

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags
  • Ink:  Early Expresso
  • Paper:  Mint Macaroon Base (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 & 5 1/2), Presents & Pinecones DSP (2 X 4), Emerald Envy (3 1/4 X 4), Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry scraps
  • Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Balloon Framelits, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch

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I used a circle punch on the gift card flap & closed it using Sticky Strip on the edges.  Super easy!  Really cute!

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More Christmas Cards from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team HERE!!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Leave me a comment & tell me what you’re doing over this special holiday!  My daughter, Malia, is home for 3 whole weeks!!!

Smiles Across the Miles for #SSINKCS40

Today we have a fun Card Sketch at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!  13495463_1034604383261715_2742987211890964299_o

I knew just where to start!  My new box with goodies from the new Occasions & Sale-a-Bration catalog!

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This is a new stamp set called Lift Me Up, and there are framelits to go with it!  And that pretty Designer Series Paper?!  It’s called Carried Away, and it’s FREE with a $50 order placed during Sale-a-Bration (January 4 – March 31, 2017)!

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As most of you know, it’s difficult to narrow down your order when you see a new catalog!  You may want to consider this set!

Be sure & check out other ideas from the SSINK Team for this sketch.