Another Aquapainter Background Wash

Today we're going to play with Another Aquapainter Background Wash. We looked at this technique on Tuesday and it is so much fun that I just had to do another project with it.

If you recall some stampers were having trouble getting a nice background wash with the ink...so we are just adding some ink drops to the aqua painter barrel, filling with water and swishing the brush across the cardstock. I find the bigger aqua painter brush works nicely for the broad strokes of the wash.

Here's today's project. Blog 8-16-19 Sihlouette scenes

I used Pacific Point re-inker today and I want to keep the background showing as much as possible so I used the silhouette from Sihlouette Scenes for this card...isn't that backgroun awesome?

 

I'll give you the directions to create this card below and following that is the list of supplies you'll need. Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Remember...

*Use your Bonus Day coupons before the end of August.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut 4 1/4 X 11 Thick Whisper White cardstock, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 5 3/8 X 4 1/8; run through Beads & Baubles embossing folder; adhere to card base with liquid glue

3. Add 10 drops of Pacific Point re-inker to the large aqua painter barrel and fill with water. Mix well. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 1/8 X 4 3/8. Swish the brush horizontally across the cardstock---there will most likely be some white and overlapping darker areas---this is intentional and adds a lot of interest to the background.

4. Cut 3 1/4 X 4 1/2 Pacific Point cardstock, adhere to painted cardstock with liquid glue; adhere this unit to card base with liquid glue.

5. Stamp verse (from Silhouette Scenes) in Stazon ink to Whisper White cardstock 1 X 1 3/4; adhere to card front with dimensionals.

6. Adhere rhinestones to card front.

Your card is ready for sending!

Below are the supplies you'll need for this card. Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now:


Totally Awesome Easy Backgrounds in Seconds

Today we're going to learn to create Totally Awesome Easy Backgrounds in Seconds. Take a look at this card.... 8-13-19 Friend Like You

Isn't that gorgeous--and so very easy to do. If you were in class this past weekend you learned this easy technique. We've created cards before with the background 'wash' and many were having great trouble getting a pretty wash. I was getting ready for the class and was trying to find a quick and easy way to create the wash that was readily reproducible.

Here's my solution (and it worked really well for the entire class) that cause no moaning from any of the stampers. I added approximately 10 drops of ink refill to a large brush aqua painter (darker colors work a bit better) and filled the remainder of the barrel with water. Mix well and try out the mixture on scrap--adjust with more or less ink until you achieve the results you like for your card.

One of the useful things is that now you have enough inked-water to do several cards...the coloring goes very quickly by just running the aqua painter back and forth over the cardstock you are coloring...so it's quick, economical and very easy.

I'll give you the directions to create this card below and following that is the list of supplies you'll need. Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Remember...

*Use your Bonus Day coupons before the end of August.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut 8 1/2 x  5 1/2 Daffodil Delight cardstock, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/2 X 5 1/2, adhere to card base with liquid glue

3. Add 10 drops of Pumpkin Pie re-inker to the large aqua painter barrel and fill with water. Mix well. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 3/8 X 5 1/2. Swish the brush horizontally across the cardstock---there will most likely be some white and overlapping darker areas---this is intentional and adds a lot of interest to the background.

4. Cut 2 1/4 X 5 1/2 Basic Black cardstock, run through die cut machine using the cattails die (Friendly Silhouettes dies); adhere to bottom of painted cardstock with liquid glue.

5. Stamp verse (Friend Like You) in Stazon ink above the die cut; stamp the dragonflies in Stazon ink.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list---click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies today!


Pretty Card Without Coloring

Today I'm going to show you another Pretty Card Without Coloring.  Isn't this a lovely card...see the shading on the blossom...but all this came from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. Magnolia DSP

This close up of the blossom shows a bit of the sparkle on the bloom Magnolia dsp close up

I used the Layering Squares to extract the blossom from the designer paper--I used the scalloped edged one first. Then you can either use the larger layering squares for the backings or you can simply cut the squares to form the "framing."

I also added some Wink of Stella(#141897) to the blossom and it simply adds a bit of sparkly charm to the image.

I"ll give you the directions to create this card and following that is a list of supplies. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below to shop in my store. 

Remember:

*If you earned Bonus Day coupons in July, you can cash them in August.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (BW6M6NHM) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase (remember that the $5 Bonus Day coupons reduced the base of your product purchase--so if you purchase $50 in product and use a Bonus Day coupon--it reduces the amount of product purchased to $45).

Directions for making the card:

1. Cut Blushing Bride cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut the striped designer paper (Magnolia Lane DSP) 4 X 5  1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut out the magnolia blossom withe the scalloped Layering square die; highlight the blossom with Wink of Stella.

4. Cut the following layers: 1 7/8 square of Gold Glimmer paper, 2 5/8 X 2 5/8 Garden Green, and 2 7/8 X 2 7/8 Basic Black cardstock. Adhere the blossom cut out to the glimmer paper with glue dots. Adhere the other two layers with liquid glue. Attach the layered unit to the card front with liquid glue.

5. Stamp Happy Birthday (Magnolia Blooms stamp set) in Jet Black Stazon ink.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Below are the supplies used to create this card. Click on one of the images below and you'll be shopping in my store. Order your supplies today.


Gorgeous color but no coloring--fastest card ever!

Today I'm going to show you a card with Gorgeous Color But No Coloring -- Fastest Card Ever! 8-6-19 Bird Ballad DSP

What do you think? Isn't that beautiful--and no coloring at all! I used a cut from the new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper for the focal point...just a small Espresso border around it and you have one beautiful card. I used the Stitched Shapes oval die to cut out exactly the image I wanted...there are several sheets in the packet that lend themselves to this type of focal points on the card...so it's a great investment.

One of the useful features of this card is that there is no Greeting on the front--this means you have a card ready to go for any occasion--birthday, sympathy (or is that the same thing for some of us --LOL), get well, thinking of you...it could even be a wedding card! 

If you are like me....it's very difficult for me to cut into a pack of Designer paper--so I've begun purchasing 2 packages--one I can "save" so I'll always have it and the other one I can cut into! Crazy thinking, I know--but it works for me!

I'll give you the directions to create this card below followed by the supply list. Click on the Shop Now button and order your supplies today.

Directions:

1. Cut Blushing Bride cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8, adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut blush dotted designer paper (Bird Ballad DSP) 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Use the largest Stitched Shape oval die to cut out the bird image you want to feature on your card.

5. Cut scalloped oval (Layering Oval dies) from Early Expresso cardstock; adhere to back of DSP image with liquid glue; adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals

6. Cut approximately 8" Striped Organdy ribbon, tie in bow and add to bottom of oval with glue dot; adhere 3 small rhinestones to image (see picture)

Your card is ready for sending!

Remember:

*Those Bonus Day $5 coupons you earned in July must be redeemed in August--remember to use them
*If you place your order online and use this month's Host Code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you earn.

Supplies: Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies right now!


Another New Color Stampin'Up! Linen Thread

Today I'll show you Another New Color Stampin'Up! Linen Thread.

This card is created with the wonderful new Host Set, Soft Sayings...the image below lends itself well to a bow at the stem...this time we used Old Olive and a dauber to dye the linen thread a beautiful Olive green that complements the Purple Posy flowers very well.


Soft springHere's a close up of the thread to get a better view of the color: Close up olive

I'll give you the directions below to create this card and following that will be the supply list. Order your supplies now to re-create this beauty.

Remember if you use this month's host code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Purple Posy card stock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/5 (card base)

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut the Purple Posy sheet of designer paper (Woven Threads) 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to white layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut circle from Whisper White cardstock with largest circle (Stitched Shapes dies)

5. Stamp flower image in Memento ink; color with Dark Purple Posy and Light Mossy Meadow Blends; add Faceted Posy dots (see picture). Adhere to card front with dimensionals

6. Dye approximately 16" linen thread with Old Olive ink and a dauber; allow to dry. Tie in a bow and add to stem with a glue dot. Daube

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply list: Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now to re-create this card: