Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - part 3


This is the third card we made at my January stamp club classes - using the Dragon Fly Dreams stamp set from Stampin' Up!  There were  just so many cute cards on Pinterest that inspired me - that I couldn't stop using the stamp set and coordinating thinlits!

This card also uses the new watercolor pencils for the colorful background.  I started by just scribbling some color onto a piece of thick whisper white card stock.  Then I used an aqua painter to go over the colors to give them a smooth watercolor look.  I cut out the group of dragonflies using the dies and then attached them to the card using glue dots.  I finished the card by stamping the greeting and then layering onto black cardstock and then onto a white card base.

Below is a similar card - using different colors of pencils and using Copper foil paper instead of black card stock.

This is another "WOW" card that is so easy to make.  Let me show you how!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin March 2017

I found my Paper Pumpkin kit in my mail box over the weekend!  It is always fun to see that little orange box in my mailbox each month.  I know it will be filled with an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and all the supplies I need to make lots of cute projects.  Watch the video to see what I will be making this month!

Paper Pumpkin is a great way to give stamping a try!  If you sign up by April 10 - or if you are a current subscriber - you will be receiving a special kit to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 4th birthday - and inside will be a free gift!

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Kathy

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - part 2


We made this card at my January stamp club classes - using Stampin' Up! products.  We started with a Crumb Cake card base.  We cut the dragonfly from Blushing Bride glimmer paper using Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, then glued a piece of "Falling in Love" Designer Series Paper on top of the glimmer paper - covering the hole left from cutting out the dragonfly.  This is a great tip for saving valuable paper!  The oval was cut from Layering Oval Framelits - only because I hadn't received my Stitched Framelits when I made this card!  I sponged around the outside of the oval using Crumb Cake ink.  The "Thank You" if from the All Things Thanks stamp set.  This card has the "WOW" factor - yet it was so easy to make.  Let me show you how!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

 
When Stampin' Up! revealed the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set at OnStage in November - my first reaction was "eewww."  I think of dragonflies as big ugly bugs that sting and I did NOT like this stamp set one bit.  But I definitely was in the minority - because just about everyone else there seemed to "ooh" and "aah" over it.  And just about everyone who has seen the cards I made with the set - has also gone on to buy the stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies.

This card was made using a Pear Pizzazz card stock card base.  The dots are stamped twice using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the dragon fly using Stampin' Up!'s archival black ink then cut it out using the coordinating die.  The wings were colored using the NEW watercolor pencils.  I colored using the pencils first, then blended the colors together using a blender pen.  This set does have some great choice for greetings for the front and inside of the card.

Below is the same card with the white piece and black mat tilted a bit.


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Friday, March 10, 2017

January's Stamp Club Projects


These are the projects we made at my January stamp club classes.  We usually make two cards and one "3D" item, but for January we made 5 cards instead.  There are so many awesome stamp sets and new products  in the Occasions catalog - that I wanted to feature several of them in my January classes.  Two of the cards also feature Designer Series Paper that you can only get for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  Those free papers are the "Carried Away" paper used on the hot air balloon card and the "Inside the Lines" paper that is used on the bottom right card.  It is cute paper that you can color in yourself - using Stampin' Up!s new Watercolor Pencils.  Check back to see each card up close and to learn more details about making them.

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Kathy