Monday, July 30, 2018

Abstract Impressions In Review

Hello, my stamping friend.
And Happy Monday.
I am finally back to blogging, it was long time ago since I posted anything. And the first bundle I want to highlight is Abstract Impression. For me it was one of the stamps I kinda liked, but did not love and did not plan to have. But (it is always but, haha) then I saw many fun ideas and gave it a try.
It is so much fun to do 2 step stamping and color combinations are unlimited with that technique.
This is a card we made at my Happy Hour wine class:
New purples are amazing together, don't you think?

Measurements:
  • Highland Heather: 5 ½” x 8 ½” 
  • Lemon Lime Twist: 4 ¾ x 3 ¼” 
  • Whisper White: 4 ½ x 3” ¼” 
  • Call Me Clover: 1 x 4” 
  • Sparkle Paper: ¾ x 3” 
Instructions: 
  1. Fold card base in half. Randomly stamp the front in Gorgeous Grape ink using one of the stamps (looking like dots) to create some texture. 
  2. Stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink on the bottom of whisper white piece. This stamp set is 2 step stamping set, so for each image you will need to use first step (bigger image) with lighter color and second step – smaller image with darker color. Stamp leaves in Lemon lime twist toward the top (see picture), then using Call me Clover ink – stamp second leaves. Using Highland Heather – stamp 3 flowers, and Gorgeous Grape ink – second step. Use 2nd step leaves and Call me Clover ink randomly stamp Call me Clover piece. 
  3. Adhere whisper white piece to Lemon Lime Twist piece, then add co card front with dimensionals. 
  4. Flag both ends of sparkle paper and call me clover piece. Adhere sparkle piece to Call me Clover, then adhere above greetings. 
  5. Tie a bow from lemon lime twist ribbon and adhere with a glue dot to the center of sparkle paper. Add 3 pearls to the center of the flowers. 
Here is 2 more card using Thank You sentiment:

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Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lilypad Lake Congrats

Hello, my stamping friend.
Lilypad lake is such a cool set with so many possibilities. This set is perfect for creating masculine cards what makes this set even better. Here is the card we made at Catalog Kick Off class:

Measurements: 
  • Blueberry Bushel: 4 ¼ x 11, 3 ¾ x 4 ½ 
  • Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼”, 3 5/8 x 4 3/8” , scrap 
How Tos:
  1. Fold card base in half. Adhere whisper white piece. Set aside. 
  2. Stamp sun outline in Crushed curry in top left corner of a smaller whisper white piece. Color inside with Pineapple punch marker. Stamp birds in Blueberry Bushel over the sun and “Congratulations” on the bottom (see picture). This will give you an idea where to die cut the waves. Die cut the waves using stamped images as a guide. Adhere stamped whisper white piece to blueberry bushel piece. Tie a knot in a center of 6” Blueberry bushel ribbon and adhere it over the waves. Adhere to card front from step 1 with dimensionals. 
  3. Stamp boats on a scarp of whisper white with memento ink. Use In-color markers and light Night of Navy blend to color them. Die cut and add with dimensionals over the waves. 
It is defiantly quick to great and great for mass production.
Happy Stamping!
 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Welcome New In-Colors

Hello, my stamping friend.
The most exiting part of a new catalog for me is introducing 5 new colors. My world is defined with stampin up colors. English is my second language and it was hard for me to describe a color before (just simple blue, red, yellow could not do). But now with 53 active colors - it is easy.
This is why every year I wait for new colors and always give them a try. This time I decided to use brand new Painted glass stamp set to try and compare new In-Colors.
Lovely Lipstick:

Grapefruit Groove
Call Me Clover

Pineapple Punch

Blueberry Bushel 
 I used marker to color the image in some areas. I love this stamp set with such a fun font. I made a decision I love all of the color, but for this monochromatic look I like darker colors a little more.
Which one is your favorite?
Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Say Hello To New Catalog

Hello, my stamping friend.

New Catalog went live June 1st. Even so I was able to have actual book for almost 2 months, as a demo I could only pre-order just few items. With so many exiting new stamps, ribbons and accessories - my wish list is just soooo long.
During month of June I will be featuring my favorite stamps/products, stay tuned. Also during June you can order a ribbon share.

To Order: Email oksemen@gmail.com by 07/10/2018 and I will send you instruction for payment. Will be available for local pick-up or mailing starting 6/23 – 6/28 (first round) and after 7/16/18 (second round). Please include your contact information/ option/shipping method.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Team Stamp It Bloh Hop - Mother's Day


Hello, my stamping friend.
Today I would like to share with you 2 projects designed for Mother's Day. When I think about Mother's day - flowers always come to my mind,  spring flowers like tulips. And Stampin' UP! has a perfect set for that.
I did try many color combinations for 2 step stamping, but for this project Melon Mambo was a winner for me. Both steps were done with melon mambo in full strength.
Flowers were fussy cut and 'winked' (covered with wink of stella).
The second project is a gift card holder:


What comes to your mind when you think about Mother's day?
Do you like my projects? Leave a comment for a chance to win Lots of Happy Card kit.

Continue hoping for more great ideas.

Thank You for stopping by.
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