Thursday, September 21, 2017

Watercolored Painted Harvest Birthday

Did I mention that I love this new set, Painted Harvest, available in the Holiday Catalog?  It didn't even make my list when I placed my preorder and now it's one of my favorites!

For this card I tried a watercolor technique.  I spritzed  a watercolor panel with water and also spritzed the inked stamp before putting ink to paper.  I used Crushed Curry for the larger petal stamp and Peek-a-boo Peach for the smaller petal stamp.    The center is Early Espresso and I used Early Espresso ink for the greeting as well.

The stem and leaves were stamped with Pear Pizazz spritzing the stamp after inking and before putting to paper.  Make certain the watercolor paper is completely dry before stamping the greeting.  I used the Happy Birthday greeting from Butterfly Basics.  It's one of my favorites, I love the mix of fonts.

I finished it of by adding some splatters.  I used my Aqua Painter with a lot of water dipped in some Early Espresso ink (squeeze your closed ink pad to get some ink on the lid and use that ink).  I distressed the edges of the watercolor panel, mounted it to a Crushed Curry layer and that went onto a Thick Whisper White card base.  Oh, I also tied on some Linen Thread and tied a bow.

It was a fun card to make!  I gave it to my mom for her birthday and she loved it!  The best thing is that I was able to give it to her in person.  She was visiting me on her birthday.  Not sure that has happened...ever!

Thanks for looking.  Hope you enjoy my projects!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Painted Harvest in Sepia

I did not initially order the set Painted Harvest but I've seen so many beautiful cards I had to get it.  It just arrived and I couldn't wait to play.  No, Stampin' Up! doesn't have a new color called sepia but this color combo made me think of a vintage photograph in sepia.

In real life the colors are a bit more muted.  I used Soft Suede and Memento Tuxedo Black for the flowers and leaves and stamped on a Whisper White panel. I used masks to give the flowers dimension. The leaves are stamped off once, otherwise I felt they were too dark.  I used the direct to paper method and dragged my Crumb Cake ink pad across the panel left to right, then right to left, top to bottom, and finally bottom to top.

I stamped the dots randomly all over, added 3 Gold Faceted Gems  and tied some Linen Thread onto one side

I added some shimmer to the centers using the Clear Wink of Stella, cause I love that pen!

The card base is Soft Suede and there is a Basic Black layer behind the white panel.

While I didn't use the coordinating punch for this project you can get the punch and the stamp set as a bundle and save some money!  

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Friday, September 1, 2017

It's Here! The 2017 Holiday Catalog is Here!

Yay!  It's here!  It's here! You can finally see the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  Demonstrators have been using the fun new product and sharing sneak peeks for several weeks, but now you can see it.  Do you have your copy yet?  Click here to download your own copy!

You will love these sweet suites of products:

Be Merry

Merry Little Christmas

Season of Glitz

Christmas Around the World

Year of Cheer

Painted Autumn

Spooky Night

If that coordination of products isn't enough Stampin' Up! has bundles of product that you can get at a discount!  My favorite might be Painted Autumn

no, my favorite is The Night in Bethlehem bundle

 or is it the Season to Sparkle?

Don't make me pick one!  I want them all

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