Monday, June 28, 2021

Grow all Year Card - Dragonfly Garden

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun little card for you using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and matching dies.  Plus a tip on how to simply add color to outlined images in an unexpecting way.  Here's a look at my card.  

Check out my card today using an unexpected coloring technique and the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  Click here to learn more

I think that it's super important to remember that as humans we always need to grow.  It maybe in life, it may be in experiences, it may even be in our personal lives but we all need to remember to grow.  And this card is a great one to make and send to people to help them remember and encourage them of that little thing and that you are there for them. 

Stamping with Blocks: 

Check out my card today using an unexpected coloring technique and the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  Click here to learn more

I know what you are thinking but Rick we stamp with blocks all the time!  What in the world are you talking about? Well, I am not talking about putting your cling or photopolymer stamps onto your wonderful Stampin' Up! Clear Blocks.  I am talking about adding color to an outlined image or creating texture on your cards or projects as I have done here.  To create this look I simply inked up my plain old clear block in So Saffron, Pale Papaya, and Old Olive Classic Inks and stamped them onto the cardstock to make this fun colorful textured background for the large cluster of flowers from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set.  

Check out my card today using an unexpected coloring technique and the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  Click here to learn more

Yes, you read that correctly!  Ink up your clear block and use it as a stamp to create fun colors and texture on your project.  As I said I used three different colors and only one size block.  I used the E Block today on my project onto a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock and then trimmed it down to size.  I then stamped the outline image of the flowers from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink on top.  This added multiple colors to the flowers, but also added texture to the background as well.   

Check out my card today using an unexpected coloring technique and the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  Click here to learn more

When you are stamping with blocks you will want either a Stampin' Mat or something like a phone book to stamp on.  It helps to give a little cushion the stamping.  Another thing to remember is that what ever grim is on your block will show up in the finished product.  Which isn't necessarily a bad thing to add a little more texture to the stamped block images.  Just wanted to make sure you are aware.  

Check out my card today using an unexpected coloring technique and the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  Click here to learn more

To finish off the card today I added the cut down block stamped image and matted it to a Pale Papaya mat and then stamped one of the dragonflies from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set on Pale Papaya Cardstock in Old Olive Ink and punched it out with the matching punch.  I then added a few Genial Gems to add a little bling to the card.  

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day I hope that you give this fun little block stamping technique a try this week.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store.   


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Creative Stampers June Tutorial Bundle: 

Check out my You Make the World Better Card for the June 2021 Creative Stampers  Blog Hop.  Click here for a sneak peek of my June project

Get the June 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.  The June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 10 creatively fun projects using our favorite new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Rick's Fun Summer Stamping Special: 


Summer is almost here, and I am super excited to announce my Summer Promotion for this year.  This year I want to kick summer off with a bang and with a whole lot of fun too!  And what is more fun that spending summer stamping together!  You will be able to earn tokens for a couple different things.  When you earn a token, I will put your name on it during my weekly Facebook Live and drop it into my Garden of Fun Prize Bucket!  At the end of the promotion, I will do a prize draw for some fun prizes from everyone’s name in the bucket.  

Spring & Summer Retreat: 


Spring/Summer 2021 Retreat in a Box…Crafty Corner Retreat to GO!
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Enjoy the fun of a retreat RIGHT from your home and computer!  Grab one before they sell out! Click here to learn more and to register today!  Early Bird Price available until June 26, 2021 

Inspired Thoughts Bundle Class:  


Sign Ups are open from Tuesday, June 15th - Tuesday, June 29th or until the class fills. 
I am so excited to be bringing you my latest online class preorder for the Inspired Thoughts Bundle!  This bundle is a great one to have in your stash because you can use it all year long.  I know that you are going to love this class.  Click here to find out all the details and to register for this class.

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Rick