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?
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

True Gentlemen

Hello my stamping friend.
Last Saturday I had a class featuring Tully Tailored suite of products. It is perfect to create masculine cards (and we all know how difficult it is!). We created 5 projects and everybody absolutely loved them. I decided to feature those products again at my Wine Class.

  • Tranquil Tide: 5 ½” x 8 ½” 
  • Very Vanilla: 5 ½” x 3 ½ ”, 
  • Gold Foil: 5 ½” x ½” (2 pieces) 
  • Designer Paper: 2 x 3” – 3 different patterns 
  1. Fold card base in half. Adhere 2 gold foil strips to the sides. 
  2. Punch 3 tags from different patterns of DSP. From leftovers – cut 3 long strips approximately 3/8” wide. Cut each tag in half and adhere 2 halves together to form a bow, then wrap matching strip of the dsp around the center. Lightly curl bows with bone folder to give them some dimension. 
  3. Put one bow on the bottom of the very vanilla (do not adhere yet) – and mark the place to stamp a greeting so it will be above the bow. Stamp greeting in Night of Navy. Adhere very vanilla piece to the card front. 
  4. Add bows with dimensinals – one below the greeting and another 2 above 
As you can see - it is very simple, but elegant card.
The stamp set and DSP is on Last Chance List, so do not wait to purchase it.
Happy Stamping!  

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hawaiian Sunset with Brusho

Hello, my stamping friend.
Today I want to share a card that uses Brusho for background.
  • Whisper White: 8 ½” x 5 ½ “ 
  • Watercolor Paper: 3 1/8” x 2” 
  • Tangerine Tango: 3 3/8” x 2 1/8” 
  • Basic Black: 3 ½ x 2 3/8” 
How Tos:
  1. Use your Aqua Painter to wet your watercolor paper. 
  2. Sprinkle some of the Yellow, some of the Gamboge, and the Brilliant Red Brusho on the paper.  
  3. Use your Aqua Painter to spread the Brusho around. Let the piece dry. 
  4. Stamp the trees with Basic Black ink on the Watercolor piece. Let them dry. 
  5. Use your chalk marker to outline one side of the trees. Let them dry. 
  6. Stamp the saying on the bottom of the folded card base. 
  7. Attach the stamped piece to the Tangerine Tango cardstock and the Basic Black cardstock. 
  8. Tie the ribbon around the card base and tie into a knot on the right side of the card.  
  9. Attach the stamped piece to the front of the card with dimensionals. 

Try to work on few pieces of watercolor with brusho at  same time. When they dry - you will assemble cards very quick.
Happy Stamping!

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Beautiful Day and controlled Brusho

Hello, my stamping friend.
Did you try Brusho before? What do you think about this product? It was very interesting for me to see the reaction of Stampin UP demonstrators when Brusho was introduced back in November. There were 2 groups: Love It or Hate It. I was defiantly not in 'Love It' group and decided not to join other group until I at least try it. It was a new type of product for me, I never heard about it before and with my more 'clean and controlled' approach I knew it will be not easy pass. Few of my customers told me they think it will be a cool product to play with, so I finally decided to give it a try. Watched few videos and found some ideas that would work for me. I found a way to 'control' Brusho and use it for water coloring.
I started with a piece of shimmery white as it is perfect for coloring and Gray archival Ink. Then shake a little of the Brusho on the stamping block and use few drops from aqua painter to dissolve the crystals. Wow, I loved the bold colors of the paint I created. Then I used aqua painter to just color the flower as I would do with a regular ink. But colors are so much more richer with Brusho. You can easily change the intensity of colors by adding more or less water.
Here is another one in orange:
At the end - I was happy I gave Brusho a try and plan to learn other less controlled techniques.
Happy Stamping!

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