Monday, March 16, 2020

Kylie's Montly Team Blog Hop March 2020 - Sending Healing Hugs During Flu Season is flu season and the best way to battle it, besides Grandma's chicken soup is "Painted Poppies" cling set and "So Sentiment" cling set from Stampin'Up®. They are sure to bring cheer to those in need of it.

Materials used: Gorgeous Grape Stampin'Up® Ink Pad,
 Granny Apple Green Stampin'Up® Ink Pad,
 Bermuda Bay Stampin'Up® Ink Pad
Mango Melody Stampin'Up® Ink Pad, Stazon Black Ink, 
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, Gorgeous Grape card stock, 
Basic Black card stock,  Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper,
 Painted Poppies Cling set, So Sentimental Bundle,
 Honey Bee Bundle, Aqua painter, Snail Adhesive 

1st I stamped the largest flower in the corner with Stazon Black Ink because I am going to water color and the ink will not bleed or run at all on the Fluid 100 paper.  Then I stamped the same image on a post it note and cut it out to act as a mask and placed it right over top my image on my water color paper.  This protects my project as I work.  I take out the smaller poppy image and stamp it to the left top and to the right.  It is fine to stamp on the mask as it will protect the work underneath.  Stamp this same small poppy on a post it note and cut it out for a mask just like before.   It is fine if this second mask covers your first one. You want to protect both the little and the big poppies as you stamp the leaves in Stazon Ink.   I believe I cut my Fluid 100 paper 3 3/4" by 5".  The Basic Black mat is 3 7/8" by 5 1/4".  The DSP is 4" by 5 1/4".

2nd With an Aqua Painter or with Stamp'n'Blends color in the flowers. I used Gorgeous Grape Stampin'Up® Ink.  The leaves I did in Granny Apple Green Stampin'Up® Ink.

3rd.   I used the smallest bumble bee from "Honey Bee" and stamped it in Stazon Black Ink.  It's stripes are done in Mango Melody Stampin'Up® Ink, and the wings are Bermuda Bay Stampin'Up® Ink.  Use the matching die to cut it out.

4th.  Use the second and third smallest shape dies in "So Sentimental" for the DSP and scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped "Sending Healing Hugs" in Gorgeous Grape so that it would match the rest of the card.
Lastly use your snail adhesive to put it all together.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Hippity Hoppity....Let's "Welcome Easter" with this cute card.

The new "Welcome Easter" cling stamp set is sure to charm your socks off when you see it.  Not only is it wonderful for Easter but great for celebrating the "New Additions" in our families and communities.

I must do a huge shout out to my daughter Deborah who loves card making, hmm, I wonder where she got that from.  She is the one who actually came up with this card.  She wanted a card that would use up all the scrap pieces of card stock that were left over from her creations.  Her end cuts from cards that she could not bring herself to throw away.  This card was born from that.

This is my version of her card and my supplies are:  Gorgeous Grape Stampin'Up® Ink Pad and Paper, Brights Paper Collection, Whisper White card stock, Melon Mambo Stampin'Up® Ink Pad,
Gray Granite Stampin'Up® Ink Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Circle die cuts
Everyday Label Tag Punch, Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter
1st cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock to A2 size, that is 5 1/2" by 8 1/2 " and fold in half with fold on the right side. Use a bone folder to make a crisp fold.  Then cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 5 1/4" by 4".

2nd grab your scrap pieces of decorative paper or make your own strips in different widths or the same size (it is up to you).   Lay them across your white card front and test out a pattern color before you use the snail adhesive to glue them down.  Then flip it to the back side or wrong side and cut the tails off that are hanging off the edge.  This is mine in process. You can see, I thought it was too much blue an added an additional color for interest.

3rd stamp your image in Gray Granite Stampin'Up Ink. Have your Aqua Painter handy because just as you stamp it, you will want to pull color from the stamped lines of the image to make a faint coloring of a Lamb.  (This method works because Stampin'Up Ink is a Water-based dye ink and reacts to water)  You can also use the Stamp'n'Blends as my daughter did above in hers.   I used Melon Mambo for the ears, Memento Black for the nose,and Gorgeous Grape for the Bow.   All on Whisper White card stock.  

Step 3b  Use a circle die to cut out your image and use one size larger (or even two) to cut out a hole in the striped card front you have just made above.  When cut, you should see a purple halo from the card base around your lamb when your insert it in the middle. (see my card for reference). Use snail adhesive to glue base in place, then the little lamb in the circle.

4th.  Using the Gorgeous Grape Stampin'Up® Ink, stamp Welcome to the World on scrap Whisper White and punch it out using the Everyday Label punch.   To "mat" this, use the punch again on the Bold Brights paper, I used the Gorgeous Grape plaid, and then with my scissors cut down the center from the left curve to the right curve. Then tape it about 1/8' from top and bottom of actual tag that I stamped. (refer to photo) Glue in Place.
This is what the tag looks like from the back, there should be a 1/4" gap of white across the middle.  You can do this "mat" method with any tag punch and it should work.

If you have any questions about this project please feel free to e-mail me and ask. Thanks for stopping by today. My name is Lisa McDonough and I am an Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase these supplies and live in Canada please visit my store in the "SHOP WITH ME" section above.  Have a great day. 

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