Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Botanical Blooms Bundle and LAST of the Weekly Deals!

My card uses the Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog 2016. I used one of the leaves from the Framelits set and one of the stamps to create feathers!

This was not my original idea, but I'll be darned if I can find where I got the idea from. I think the original card was smaller and I made mine a full size card.

  • After the shapes were cut out, I stamped them with the leaf outline and Mint Macaron Ink. I filled in the color using an Aqua Painter and ink. The one leaf I added Bermuda Bay ink color to give some contrast.  
  • When the leaves were arranged in place, I stamped the small flowers around them using Crushed Curry Ink. 
  • The words Thinking of You, come from my March, Paper Pumpkin Kit. ( Click Here to learn about Paper Pumpkin ). I inked once in Bermuda Bay ink and stamped it three times without re inking. 

  •  Mint Macaron cardstock was used for the background and I simply stamped it using VersaMark Ink and one of the leaf outlines from the stamp set. 
  • A bow made from Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine finishes the design. 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Shine On Speicalty Desginer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Shine On Specialty paper in the Occasions Catalog is so much fun to work with! I must confess that I have had this paper since the beginning of the catalog ( Jan ) and just recently broke open a package and started using it. It is scrumptious!

  • There are 12 sheets to a pack: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Printed on Kraft paper with silver foil designs on one side. 
  • It is a heavier weight of paper compared to the designer papers. Very nice to work with and especially great for making boxes! 
  • The colors are: Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Kraft, Silver, Watermelon Wonder
  • The paper is gorgeous. 
Here are some fun designs I made:

  •  This layout was cased from Shannon West, a very talented artist at Stampin' Up! With this layout you can use any combination of the designs and it will look great! 

  • I added a bit of Silver Thread behind the words which were punched using the 1-1/2" circle punch. 

  •  This is the same layout - just different designs and I positioned the words on the side instead of the center. 

  •  This design was fun to do. I used my 2", 1-1/2" and 1" circle punches to punch the paper with. The splotchy stamp is from the Timeless Textures stamp set.

  •  This is my favorite because it uses all the designs. A great way to use up scraps of paper! 
The words that I used come from Sunburst Sayings stamp set, a perfect pairing with this specialty paper. I have ordered two more packs so that I don't run out, for now and I promised myself I would use it and not hoard it!

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