Stamp-Off Product Challenge

Stamp-Off Product Challenge

It’s Stamp-Off Friday, and this time, our challenge is to use a product – specifically, Glossy White Cardstock.

My Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends and I were thrilled when we saw Glossy White Cardstock in the new Annual Catalog. There are so many fun techniques you can do with this cardstock. I showed one last week in our Framelits/Thinlits challenge. If you missed it, you can see it here.

One of my favorite things to do with Glossy White Cardstock is ink resist. There are so many “resist” techniques, and they all work beautifully on Glossy White. I chose the White Crayon Resist for this week’s challenge.

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Simply stamp an open image on Glossy White in a permanent ink. I used Jet Black Stazon for this, because I think Stazon is the best ink for glossy paper. You can also use Basic Black Archival Ink, though.  Then select some areas and color them with a white crayon. I colored all the flowers and leaves in the floral image in the Touches of Texure stamp set, plus the white spaces of the bee. The last step is to sponge ink over the paper. Easy! I used a sponge brayer with Marina Mist Classic Ink, but a Stampin’ Sponge will work as well.

After I sponged the ink with this technique, I buffed the cardstock with a towel. Everything colored with the crayon will remain white. I added a little color to the bee and leaves with Stampin’ Write Markers, then added the sentiment from You’ve Got This.

I really like the colors in the layers on this card. It looks a little like ice cream sherbet, don’t you think? The card is Peekaboo Peach and the next layer is Lemon Lime Twist. I also added some Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding. It’s so fun and adds a whimsical touch. I have to say, though, I love all the ribbon in this year’s catalog.

Now – head over to Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see what they’ve created for you. I always love to see their projects. I’m looking forward to adding more techniques to my repertoire!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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Variety of VersaMark Refill Techniques

Variety of VersaMark Refill Techniques

Do you love to make the most of your supplies?  This tutorial is all about stretching the limits of your VersaMark refill!  You will learn to use your VersaMark Refill in the bottle for simple and complex freehand drawings.  You will also sketch and apply VersaMark using a paintbrush.  Finally, you will discover how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and apply VersaMark to create works of art that are suitable for framing! From simple to more challenging, these techniques can be fun for adults and children alike! Let’s stretch your VersaMark refill to its limits…and beyond!

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This amazing project was designed by Michelle for Craft Project Central. To get the tutorial for Michelle’s project, simply subscribe to June, or select a 3-, 6-, or 12-month package that includes June.

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Daisy Delight Twist & Pop

Daisy Delight Twist & Pop

I had so much fun with the “Twist & Pop” card I showed you yesterday that I decided to do another one today. These are so much fun and so simple! I used the tutorial from MayMay Crafts. I love her tutorials. They’re so easy to follow and so much fun. She’s a wonderful teacher.

I used the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch for this card. And – you know I’m going to say this – if you bundle these products, you’ll save 10%. You are definitely going to want the Daisy Punch. Right now, it’s not available because it’s on the way to the distribution center, but it should be back on Monday, June 26!

Daisy Delight Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Twist & Pop Card

I used Wisteria Wonder for the card base, then added a strip of the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP). I have committed to use my DSP and ribbon this year. I did much, much better last year, but I still had some left over. I’m going to end this catalog year with zero full pages left. (Hold me to it!!)

I stamped the daisy three times in Calypso Coral on Daffodil Delight cardstock, then punched with the Daisy Punch. The center of the top daisy is also stamped with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, but you can’t really tell, because I couldn’t resist adding a Clear Faceted Gem. They’re gorgeous! I layered the daisies, then added them to the front of the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Here’s the inside –

Twist & Pop, Daisy Delight Bundle, Stampin' Up!

I used more Daisy Delight stamps on the panels. All of the stamps used on this card are from the Daisy Delight set. To get the Thank You to fit (and don’t you just love that font?) I taped over You, inked Thank, than removed the tape and stamped on the cardstock square. It’s very important to remember to remove the tape before you stamp. Trust me on this one.

I cleaned the stamp really well, then blotted it on scratch paper several times to make sure it was dry. I didn’t want ghostly thanks on my card! When I was sure it was clean and dry, I covered Thank with tape, inked the stamp, removed the tape, and stamped You under the Thank. Done.

Apparently, Daisy Delight is a perfect stamp for all the “Twist” cards. I used it on this alternate “Twist & Turn” card several weeks ago. You’re definitely going to want this bundle!

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Mediterranean Moments Art

We always have such fun at our demonstrator meetings. Besides talking about Stampin’ Up!-dates and business tips, we have a challenge to complete before the next meeting. It can be a tic tac toe, a color or sketch challenge, or a “BINGO” card to complete. Then everyone brings their challenge for “Show & Tell,” and we draw names for a winner who gets a small prize. Of course, we have snacks! – and a Make and Take.

This month’s Make & Take hostess was Carol, and she had a super fun “Twist and Pop” card. Here’s the front.

Mediterranean Moments, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Text

It’s the street scene from Mediterranean Moments stamped on Whisper White cardstock. Under the Basic Black layer, the card front is embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. You’re probably thinking, “I would have added a splash of color to the flowers just to add interest.” And if this were a simple greeting card, I would too. But take a peek inside…

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How fun is that? The four panels are simply a watercolor wash on Shimmery White Cardstock. After the ink dried, we stamped the smaller images from Mediterranean Moments on three of the panels, and the sentiment (from Just Add Text) on the fourth. Then we layered them to the corresponding cardstock colors (Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, and Berry Burst). These are the colors in the Color Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack, which is the DSP used inside the card. I love that paper! One side of each piece is an ombré design. I love how Carol kept the front of the card very simple so it doesn’t compete with the inside.

There are lots of tutorials for the Twist and Pop card, but my favorite is from May May Made It Crafts. Her “twist & pop” mechanism is actually an extra layer for the card, but her tutorial is so easy to follow, and she’s fun to listen to. She doesn’t use Stampin’ Up! products, but you can easily substitute!

Give this technique a try. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is, and you’ll totally “wow!” the recipient.

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Basket of Thanks

Basket of Thanks

What a wonderful weekend this was. Amelia’s mom was helping a friend move this weekend, and asked if Miss Amelia could stay here Saturday and Sunday since Wes was working. Of course I said yes, so we had a fun sleepover Saturday night. And, yes, there was popcorn. We love popcorn.

We had Fathers’ Day dinner here this year, and it was a hoot trying to get a family dinner ready with a toddler around. I think when the boys were little, we usually went to Mom’s for holiday dinners, so this was a first for me. I realized the difference in being a mom and being a grandma is – you don’t care if the house is a bit of a disaster when you’re older. Life is more important than having everything in place. And it all worked out. Dinner was fine, Amelia had fun, and no one tripped over her ginormous horse.

Even with all the “goings on,” I got a little time to craft. I’ve gone to the Great American Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for several years, and I love the watercolor look of the Art Impressions stamps. Some of my friends and I are taking a class next weekend, and I can’t wait. I decided to use the techniques with some of our Stampin’ Up! stamps.

Stampin' Up!, Basket of Wishes

I used the Basket of Wishes set that carried over from the latest Holiday Catalog for this card. I inked the basket with a Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped on Watercolor Paper – and, yes, a stamp pad would work just as well. Then I blended with a paint brush and water, and added some Perfect Plum shadows.

For the flowers, I inked the stamp with Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip markers, then stamped the flowers in the basket. Using the paint brush and water again, I blended the colors. I was going to add some more flowers around the basket, but it looked good and I didn’t want to tempt fate, so I stopped here.

The image is matted on a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, then to a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper. I love this paper stack! It’s so versatile and adds so much to any card. I stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum to tie in the shadows, then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots. I think they may be a little big; they tend to overwhelm the card, I think. I may move them around a little – but I still want them on the card. I love those embellishments!

This is a note card, by the way. I love the size, because you don’t have as much space to fill, but you can still mail it. And with the Envelope Punch Board, you can create an envelope that coordinates with the card. I suggest move of the Color Theory Cardstock Stack!

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Pick a Daisy, Make a Smile

Pick a Daisy, Make a Smile

A Daisy…the rose among wildflowers, a friendly flower that puts a smile on one’s face. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will make a bouquet of daisies that never wilts to brighten up a room or give as a gift along with a sweet little note card. You will also get instructions to make two fun fold cards using the new Daisy Delight Suite in the brand new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

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You’ve Been Framed!

You’ve Been Framed!

We have another fun challenge for our Stamp-Off Friday. This week, we’re using new framelits or thinlits.

I almost went with the subliminal message here and used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, but I didn’t. And I probably should have titled this, “You’ve Been Thinned,” because I used a thinlit, not a framelit.

Happy Birthday, Stampin' Up!There are so many things I love about this card. First – Glossy White Cardstock is back! When I saw that, I did a happy dance. No, really, I actually did dance. There are so many beautiful techniques you can do with glossy cardstock. To create the background, I swiped Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pads along the cardstock. Start with the lighter color (Bermuda Bay, here), and hold the stamp pad at a 45 degree angle and drag it down the Glossy White Cardstock. I alternated using the full pad and just using the edges, leaving white space in between. Then repeat and fill in with the darker (Night of Navy) stamp pad. It’s so easy, and you just can’t mess it up, because it’s going to look amazing no matter what you do.

Ink dries a little slower on Glossy White, so give it a minute to dry. I turned my cardstock over onto my scratch paper and rubbed the back to kind of “blot” it.

While the cardstock was drying, I die cut Happy Birthday using the new Happy Birthday Thinlits. While the catalog calls this “thinlits,” it’s just one die, but you can cut the words apart if you want. This is another thing about the card that I love. This is such a fun die, and it can stand alone or work with stamps or other embellishments. I cut two from Whisper White Cardstock, and sponged one with Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink, then layered them. I think adding the white die-cut under the sponged one really makes it stand out.

The final touches – I added two pieces of Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape along the edge. This is the third thing I really love. There are four new Washi Tape packs in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. One is Pick a Pattern, which coordinates with the Pick a Pattern Suite. The other three are Basics Pack 1, Basics Pack 2, and Basics Pack 3. The names may seem uninspired, but the washi tape is gorgeous! There are five designs in different widths and colors. Each pack has the same five designs, but the colors are different. Pack 1 is pinks and berry colors, Pack 2 is yellow and greens, and Pack 3 is blues. They’re all so gorgeous, and, yes, I have all three.

My final love – the White Perfect Accents. I overlooked these for much too long. You get 75 adhesive-backed accents for only $5. I added three to the card, and colored them with permanent markers. (Stampin’ Write Markers are lovely and match the ink colors, but since the ink is water based, it will rub right off, so you’ll need to use something more permanent.)

Now, go see what Jackie and Susan have created for you. Will they use the Seasonal Layers? I know it’s a favorite of all three of us, so I can’t wait to see what set they choose!

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