Showing posts with label #thespot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #thespot. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Gather Together Clean & Simple Fall Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's creative challenge over at the Spot.  This week we have a fun clean & simple Fall challenge for you to play along with.  I created a card using the Gather Together Bundle that is a returning favorite from last years Holiday Catalog, and is currently in the August-December Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at the card that I created.  

Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

Here's the challenge image that inspired my card today.  You can click on the image below to go to the Spot and check out what the other design team members created and play along with us this week.  


I started out my card with a Thick Whisper White Card base cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it in half at 5 1/2" to make a top folding card.  After deciding on which stamp set and colors I was going to use I started in creating my project.  I cut a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock and stamped the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Versamark Ink around the card in one layer.  To this I added some Perfect Pearls (something that must crafters have in their stash) in Gold.  

Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

I brushed the excess away and stamped the large leaf again around the card filling up any areas that was open.  I then applied Perfect Pearls again but in the color Perfect Pearls.  If you are unfamiliar with Perfect Pearls it's a pearlized powder that can be added to a sticky ink or adding to projects to give a shine.  You could also heat emboss the leaves in the background with just Versamark and metallic Embossing Powders.  

Next I did a little die cutting with the leaf dies from the set.  I love this set of dies because you get four different types of leaves.  The small ones not only cut out the leaves but they emboss the vines on the inside as well.  I cut the three small leaves from scraps of Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, and Mossy Meadow cardstocks.  I then die cut the large leaf from Whisper White Cardstock and stamped my sentiment in Merry Merlot Ink.  I placed this on my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I placed the small leaves behind the larger ones with Stampin' Seal.  
 
Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

To finish off my card I added a few of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots around the leaves.  This was to add more gold to the card and to draw your attention to the sentiment.  Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  

 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Out with the Old and In with the New!


New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  




If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.  As a bonus for ordering during the month of October you will also get the Coming Home Tutorial Bundle as well.  




The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  


Ordering Special: 


I have a must have Ordering Special for you this week.  You can order my Adhesive Bundle this week to stay stocked up on your favorite adhesives.  There's nothing worse then running out of your favorite adhesives in the middle of a project.   My Adhesive Bundle contains all the adhesives you will need in the month.  With the Holidays coming up we use more of our favorite adhesives than normal so this is a great way for you to stock up.  And it even comes tied with a bow and cute little tag which makes it perfect for gifts as well.  
Included in the Bundle is a Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Seal Refill, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, and a Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Order my Adhesive Bundle for only $41.00 which includes all shipping and taxes 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

To A Wild Rose - The Spot Challenge #110

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at The Spot.  This week we have an fun inspirational challenge for you.  I am going to share the inspiration photo and you can make what ever your little heart feels inspired from the photo.  You may be inspired by the image, the colors, the flowers, the subject; the skies the limit.  I was inspired by the color and the image itself. So, I created a wedding card using the To A Wild Rose Bundle.  Here's a look at my card.  


To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Here's the inspiration image for this week's challenge.  

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out my card by stamping the roses from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I stamped the darkest color first with the outline.  I then stamped the next solid layer in my lightest color.  For the peach rose that was Petal Pink, and for the Red Rose I used Cherry Cobbler as my lightest color.  I then stamped the last image of the rose in the darkest color.  For the peach I used Calypso Coral Classic Ink and for the Red Rose I used Merry Merlot Classic Ink.  


To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then stamped the leaves in Soft Seafoam Classic Ink (for the lightest layer) and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (for the middle layer), for the outline I stamped in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.  I then added the centers to each rose with So Saffron Classic Ink.  Next to have the little green flowers in the inspiration photo I stamped the centers again in Soft Seafoam Classic Ink.  Once everything was cut out using the matching dies I decided I needed something a little more. So I pulled out the Forever Fern Bundle from the 2020-2021 Stampin Up! Annual Catalog and did a little stamping and die cutting with the set.  I cut out the large fern image behind the roses in Soft Seafoam Cardstock.  And a couple of the other dies in Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I did stamp one of the images from the stamp set on the inside of the card.  

To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Before building the bouquet I took the Lace 3D Embossing Folder and ran my piece of Whisper White through my embossing machine.  I then took the Frost White Shimmer Paint on the end of a Sponge Dauber and ran it lightly over the embossed area.   This gave the raised areas a nice contact to the cardstock and made me think more of a wedding dress.  I then took added that to a Merry Merlot Mat layer and added this to my Thick Whisper White card base.  Next I arranged the bouquet and glued everything in place that was going to be flat and then added Stampin' Dimensionals behind some of the flowers to pop them up off the card.  I then took a piece of Petal Pink and used the Ornate Layers Dies and cut out a very lacy panel and then stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out using the long stitched rectangle die from the same die set.  I popped the sentiment up onto the lacy frame with Stampin' Dimensionals.  By the way incase you are wondering the sentiment came from the new Forever Fern Stamp Set.  I finish off my card I sprinkled around a few basic pearls.  

To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping by I hope that you will play along with us this week for the Inspirational Challenge.   I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  If you need any of the supplies you can order them in my online store (unless they are in the new annual catalog that doesn't go live until June 3.  You can however add them to your starter kit when you join my team.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Use the Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in May as a Thank You. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the host code.  You will forfeit your Stampin' Rewards if you do; and I want you to get those rewards.


If you place any size order with me during the month of May, you will receive the May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features Birthday Bonanza Suite of Products from the January-June Mini Catalog.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

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