1 stamp set, 2 looks, 3 embellishments and 4 colors

Ok – if you count the punch, it's really 4 embellishments, but that messed up my numbering system!!

I love the new silhouette stamp sets that we have in the Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog.  You've probably figured that out, though.

Here are two more "Upsy Daisy" cards.  Both use markers directly on the stamp.  The markers I used were Summer Sun, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard.  Breathe on the stamp after you've marked it up, then stamp on the card stock.  (Then I wipe the ink off my lips, because I always get too close.  If I'm using Real or Ruby Red, it's not so bad.  But Summer Sun lipstick?  Ick.  I just look jaundiced.)

That's all there is to this one.  I punched a photo corner and added a brad, some DSP (free with a $150 or more order or workshop!) and an extra layer of card stock.

Here's the same idea, but Yvonne Kuter reminded me about "Marker Misting."


It starts out the same way – use markers directly on the stamp to color it.  I used the same markers (Summer Sun, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard).  Then you hold
the stamp about 12" away and mist it with water.  My mister is a little big, so I got a little more water than I wanted.  A trial size hair spray bottle or empty Stampin' Mist bottle would work great.  (Just make sure you don't use real Stampin' Mist instead of water.  That may be a whole new technique…..)  A little layering (that's Holiday Treasures DSP), a ribbon slide from the Styled Silver Hodegepodge Hardware set, and some Old Olive grosgrain and that's it.  (Honestly, the ribbon is straight on the card and the flower slide is not pulling it down.  It's just my goofy scanner.)

I like to play with the challenges on splitcoaststampers.com.  One of this week's challenges was a glitter background.  You're supposed to use ink and glitter the same color as your card stock, so I used Certainly Celery craft ink and the green Cosmo glitter.  It was awful!  It just looked like a huge chunk of green glitter.  I'm not sure what I did; maybe my background stamp (Floral) was too busy, but I didn't like it.  So I tried again.  Instead of using Heat & Stick powder and  Dazzling Diamonds glitter, though, I just used Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  You kind of get the same effect with one less step.  The inspiration for this came from a card by Barbara Jackson that I saw on our Stamper's Showcase yesterday.  (Yep – if you're a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, you get to see at least 6 awesome cards and scrapbook pages every day, created by talented demonstrators from all over.)  Barbara's card was gorgeous; she silver embossed the flowers from Embrace Life on Almost Amethyst card stock.  I didn't want to totally copy her idea, so I used Baja Breeze and changed the layout a little.  Here's mine –


The smutz on the card is actually junk from the scanner bed.  Just saw that; time to get the Windex out!  The darker blue, of course, is Pacific Point.  And the ribbon is Certainly Celery wide grosgrain.

That's it for today.  Have a great weekend!  Don't forget to check out my card kits.  These give you a super easy way to create all-occasion greeting cards.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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