Happy Stampers Birthday Card Bomb (Part 2) – Stampin’ Up!

On Sunday, I shared several birthday cards I received from members of the Happy Stampers Birthday Bomb Club.  Today, it is my pleasure to share the rest of the bunch with you.  We really have some talented stampers in our group!

Created by Kristi Gray

Created by Kristi Gray

Created by Amy Koenders

Created by Amy Koenders

Created by Sylvia Wilson

Created by Sylvia Wilson

Created by Nancy Pellow

Created by Nancy Pellow

Created by Nancy Pellow

Created by Nancy Pellow

I told you these ladies were talented!  I was definitely feeling the birthday love each day as more cards arrived in the mail.  It is always so special to get something that someone made by hands with love.  Remember, if you were inspired by any of these designs, you can pin them to Pinterest by clicking on the “pin it” button at the bottom of this post.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


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Happy Stampers Birthday Card Bomb (Part 1) – Stampin’ Up!

The Happy Stampers group has a Birthday Card Bomb club.  Last week was my birthday… (the big 4-0) and it was so wonderful to receive so many beautiful cards from the talented women in my group.  I’m excited to share some of them with you today!

Created by Cheryl Sanders

Created by Cheryl Sanders

Created by Judy Wright

Created by Judy Wright

Created by Sue Prather

Created by Sue Prather

Created by Sandi MacIver

Created by Sandi MacIver

Aren’t these cards wonderful!  It is such a special feeling to get a handcrafted card in the mail.  This is the first half of the bunch, stay tuned for the rest of the lovely cards that I received in the mail.  Remember, if you were inspired by any of these designs, you can pin them to Pinterest by clicking on the “pin it” button at the bottom of this post.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 28 – Nov 3

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.  I did not attempt to identify the colors used for today’s cards, but I have included the stamp sets and embellishments that made these cards so special.  

 

Bloom with Hope and Floating Watercolor Technique (Part 2) – Stampin’ Up!

First, before I get to my project for today, I need to announce the blog candy winner from last week’s blog hop. I totally forgot to do the drawing on Tuesday! Random.org picked comment number 14, so the lucky winner is Dana! Send me your mailing address, and I will get your Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail. Congratulations and sorry for the delay!

Now, onto today’s project… On Wednesday I shared a card featuring the Bloom with Hope stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that used the Floating Watercolor Technique.  Today, I have another card that I created using the same technique.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (1 of 7)

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves with versamark ink on watercolor paper. Then I heat embossed them using white embossing powder.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (4 of 7)

Next, I “painted” the petals with water and then I used my re-inkers to add color to the wet surface.  The water causes the color to spread and fade as it moves outward.  The result can be unpredictable, but I think it is pretty.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (3 of 7)

After I painted the flowers and leaves, I dry embossed the card base using the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  Then I added some pearls that I colored using my Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blendabilities.

I like the clean and simple design of this card.  I hope that you like it to and will consider pinning this project to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 28 – Nov 3

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Blackberry Bliss – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Watercolor Paper – 2″ x 5-1/4; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

Bloom with Hope and Floating Watercolor Technique – Stampin’ Up!

Over the summer I pinned several cards that used the Floating Watercolor Re-inker Technique, and I have finally gotten around to trying it with this card featuring the Bloom with Hope stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (5 of 7)

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves with versamark ink on watercolor paper. Then I heat embossed them using white embossing powder.   I chose to use white Stampin’ Embossing powder for this card because I wanted it to look like a batik effect when it was finished.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (7 of 7)

Next, I “painted” the petals with water and then I used my re-inkers to add color to the wet surface.  The water causes the color to spread and fade as it moves outward.  The result can be unpredictable, but I think it is pretty.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (6 of 7)

After I painted the flowers and leaves, I added a wash to the background.  First, I painted the whole background with water, then I painted it with a diluted ink solution.  After allowing everything to dry, I added the sentiment from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out in the end.  I hope that you like it to and will consider pinning this project to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 28 – Nov 3

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through November 3rd.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Blackberry Bliss – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Watercolor Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

Lovely as a Tree Birthday Wishes – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card is masculine birthday card featuring the Lovely as a Tree and Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I love how well this set lends itself to water coloring.  The tree image can be a beautiful springtime card, or a fall beauty depending on the colors you choose.

Lovely as a Tree (1 of 8) The Lovely as a Tree stamp set has withstood the test of time, and it is easy to see why.  I would love to hear how you have used this stamp set in you creations.  Also, if you are a fan of my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Lovely as a Tree (2 of 8)

I started my card today with an Old Olive card base, which I heat embossed using the leaf stamp from Lovely as a Tree.  I used Versamark ink and clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to create the lovely tone-on-tone leaf pattern for my background.

Lovely as a Tree (8 of 8)

Next, I stamped the tree image on water color paper using Stazon Black ink.  I used my Classic Stampin’ Pads in Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise and my aqua painter to color the stamped image.  I’ll let you in on a little secret, I accidentally got a smudge of tempting turquoise ink on the edge of my panel… so I used my Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Marker to color around the edge of the panel to cover it up!  Remember, there are no mistakes in stamping, only happy accidents. LOL.

Lovely as a Tree (3 of 8)

Once my art piece was finished, I layered it on panels of Pistachio Pudding and Soft Suede card stock and adhered it to the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.  Then I punched two ovals in Soft Suede using the word window punch.  I punched them a second time to shorten them, then I added candy dots from the neutrals collection.  I used a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side of the punch and liquid glue on the right side because my layered panels were quite thick.

Lovely as a Tree (4 of 8)

For my sentiment, I chose the “Birthday Wishes” greeting from the Four You stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink and then used my hexagon punch to create a banner.  I inked around the edges of the sentiment using my sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink.  Next, I adhered the greeting to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue on the portion that overlapped the stamped panel.

Lovely as a Tree (6 of 8)

Lovely as a Tree (7 of 8)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the tree image from Lovely as a Tree on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink.

Lovely as a Tree (5 of 8)

This card is going to be perfect for my dad’s birthday in a couple of weeks.  He loves the outdoors and admires all the old trees around the lake near his house when we go for walks together.  I hope you have enjoyed today’s project.  If so, please pin it to Pinterest.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts. Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Lovely as a Tree or Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 29 – May 5

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Card Base:  Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Soft Suede – 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel; Pistachio Pudding – 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel; Water Color Paper – 3″ x 3″ panel; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – banner for greeting