Sunday, August 19, 2018

My Grandson"s Birthday card with Animal Outing

I knew Animal Outing was the perfect Stamp set for my grandson Matthew Birthday card.  I was getting him Little People Jungle set, soYep this was a no brainer.  There is also something calming about coloring, and I love the blends and the way my rhino turned out.  It does take some practice and when I was coloring I wasn't sure about it, but after letting it sit for a while I did like more and more. So keep at it and practice, do remember to not put to much toward the edges because it will spread outside the lines.    Hope you enjoy my card.



1.  Grey Granite  Card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2in folded in half at 4 1/4.
2  Pineapple Punch 4 x 5 1/4in secured to cardbase. 
3.  Grey Granite  3 3/4 x 5in  ran thru corrugated embossing folder secured to top of card. 
4. Animal Expedition DSP 2 x 4in layered toward the top of the card.  
5. Pick out one of the animals from Animal Outing, I used the Rhino  and stamped on a circle cut out with circle.    I colored using smokey slate dark and light blend and color lifter for the rhino, the ivory and lifter for the horn. Bird is colored with pool party and melody mango. Secured the circle to card front with Stampin Dimentionals.
5.  Punched out a tag with Classic Tag Punch and stamped Happy Birth from Itty Bitty Greetings set, attached to card front. 


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Abstract Impressions using the Precision Base Plate



Abstract Impressions is a great stamp set and has an awesome thinlit set.  The thing about the thinlits is that it is very delicate and has lots of details.  This much detail is difficult to cut out of the regular big shot platform.  This is where the Precision Base Plate comes in handy.  Because the Precision Base Plate has a metal base this becomes the bottom  cutting base.  This allows a beautiful clean cut piece.

I am going to just give the video today instead of detailed instructions, because I wanted to demonstrate how to use the precision plate.  So I hope you will all enjoy the video.


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Friday, August 10, 2018

Abstract Impressions Wreath using the Stampartus

1.  Using Whisper White 4 x 4 in, and template I found on a stamping up demonstator site, provided by Lizzie Mayne.    The Template was placed in the stamperatus, and the white paper  in center square.
2.  Using small flower background position in the center near outer edge of square, close top lid of stamperatus to secure stamp.  stamp with powder pink  on scrap paper first.
3.   Line up detail flower on top of stamped image, and close lid of side panel.  Ink with flirty flamingo  and stamp on scrap first.
4. Start stamping in the center of the square with the background image in , then the detail.  After the completed flower is done pick up the  4 x 4 square and turn to the next angle on the template.  This should let you place the next flower just next to the one you stamped, do the same thing, stamp background then detail.   Keep moving to the square until you have made a couple circle with the flowers.
5. Now using pear pizazz stamp the leaf sprigs in between the flowers .
6. Stamp sentiment in center of circle.
7. Take cut out butterfly, (this has adhesive sheet already attached to it)  on stamp block place a couple drops of ink with a drop of water, or push your ink pad together in the center .  Use aqua painter to watercolor the butterfly.  I did butterfly in powder pink and the edges in flirty flamingo.  Using the faceted dots attached 3 to center of butterfly.
8. On 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 Powder Pink square stamp the cluster of shadow poppy looking circles, to the outer edges.
9. Our Pear Pizazz card base is 10 x 5 in folded at 5 in.
10.  Secure the white stamped layer upon the pink paper.  Wrap the shimmer pear pizazz ribbon. across the bottom of these two layers, secure in the back.  then secure this layer to card base.
11.  Remove the back off the adhesive sheet from butterfly and position on front of card.


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Monday, August 6, 2018

Customer Bags, Using up my stash!!!



Well as I am continuing to recuperate from my laryngitis that turned into pneumonia.  I decided to make up my own bags instead of buying them this month for my stamping classes product this month.    So I thought I would show you the cute bags.  This was a cute tutorial by Rhonda Wade gave on a Card in a Bag.  I have a bunch of retired DSP and this is a great way to mix by current stamps with retired DSP.  These are super cute and better than store bought any day.  Enjoy the look, and hopefully by they end of week I will be back to making videos again.




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Friday, August 3, 2018

Sea of Texture Class Card

Well this is another card we did in my card class this past week.  I had intended to make a video for you, but my laryngitis has turned into pneumonia and I still have no voice.  So I am going to go a head and post the instructions I gave my class.  Hopefully I will get a voice and make the third card later next week because it will be much easier to explain with a video.  Thanks for staying with me.


I just absolutely loved this set from the moment I first saw it on the Preview list at onstage.   It was one of the first sets I bought.  This is the first of many cards I am planning with it.  I actually made another card I was going to use for my class but it ended up with to many steps, so that will be another video.  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I have,  this is must set for anyone who love the sea or beach.

1. Whisper white card base is 8 1/2 in  x 5 1/2 folded in half at 4 1/4.
2. Highland heather 4 in x 5 1/4 layered on top.
3. Soft sea foam 3 3/4 in x 5 layered on top of card.
4. Stamp coral scene  at bottom of the card. I used Tranquil Tide to stamp the tall vine, on the right side of the card.  Ink stamp, then stamp again to get 2 different shades of stamping, did this twice to have 4 images.
5.  On the very bottom stamped the sand or netting looking image in soft sea foam across bottom.
6. Stamped small coral calypso coral and large coral in balmy blue.
7.  Large net is die cut in copper foil with adhesive sheet attached to the back and is adhered to toward the top left side.
8.  On the circle vellum, take versa mark and stamp octopus  and pour white embossing powder, dust off extra powder.  Heat set with heat gun gently to not burn vellum.  Attach vellum to card, I used fine tip glue on back where octopus is.
9.  Sentiment is stamped a label from Lakeside framelits.  I stamped to the left and cut off the edge, as to line it up on the right side top of the card using dimentionals.

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