Showing posts with label Stampin' Blend Coloring. Show all posts
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Friday, January 10, 2020

Little Ladybug Catalog CASE - Spread Your Wings and Fly! Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you this super cute card that I CASEd from the Saleabration brochure.  I used this card as part of a CASE the Catalog Swap my friend Kay Cogbill of Arkansas did a few months back.  This was a fun and different swap that I had never taken part in before.  I will be sharing the cards that I received as part of the swap during the next few months.  I was assigned one of my favorite sets Little Ladybug so I was very excited.  I picked this card to CASE (Copy and Share Everything).  Here's a look at my card.


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I went through the Little Ladybug section of the Saleabration brochure trying to decide which card I wanted to do as my CASE.  I finally decided on this fun little card.  
Image by Stampin' Up! 
I started out by stamping all the images I needed to color for my card.  I needed to stamp 36 of the flowers, and 16 of the ladybugs.  I stamped them all at one time in tuxedo black ink.  Once I had them all stamped I colored them all with my Stampin' Blends.  I used Poppy Parade (light & dark), Petal Pink (light & dark) and Basic Black (light) to color the ladybug.  I used Old Olive (light & dark) and Daffodil Delight (dark) for the flowers.  Once I had all the coloring done on the ladybugs and flowers it was time to cut them all out.  I had to fussy cut all of them out by hand, at the time there are no dies to do that.  But, I will tell you that there are matching dies coming out in February for this die set and a few more coordinating items.  I will share more about that later on in another blog post. 
Next, I had to do the striped paper in the background.  I didn't know at the time that the stripped paper in the background was in the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.  So you can use the designer series paper or make your own like I did.  I used Whisper White and my Old Olive (light & dark) blends to create my own version of this paper.  I cut my handmade paper down to 4 1/2 x 3 3/4.  My next layer for my card was a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 5 1/4 x 4 that I embossed with the Layered Leaves 3d Embossing Folder.  My card base is a piece of Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  
Image by Stampin' Up! 
Get the adorable Little Ladybug Host Stamp Set FREE when you host a qualifying party or place a personal order totaling $300 or more during our Sale-A-Bration promotion (January 3–March 31, 2020). These cute little ladybugs are eager to help you spread some love with fun handmade cards for birthdays, thank you, thinking of you, encouragement, and more!


To finish of my card it was now time to put everything together.  So I layered the embossed leaf cardstock on to each card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Next I wrapped some Linen Thread around the handmade DSP and tied a bow on the left hand side.  I popped this layer up on Stampin' Dimensionals onto the card front.  I then added the two flowers that I had made, using liquid glue and on the one on the right I added a couple dimensionals behind the bloom.  I then added my little ladybug with a dimensional.  To finish off my card I stamped the sentiment on a Poppy Parade banner in versamark and added white stampin' emboss powder and heat it it.  I made the banner with just some scrap cardstock.  I popped the sentiment up on dimensionals also.  This is a very layered card.  To add the finishing touches I added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you like my little card and that it has inspired you to give coloring and fussy cutting a try.  The Little Ladybug stamp set is by far one of my favorites from the Saleabration Brochure.  You can order all the supplies that I used today in my online store in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  Remember that the Little Ladybug Stamp Set is a Host/Hostess Saleabration set and can only be earned with a qualifying order of $300.  

Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins


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Friday, December 6, 2019

Blogging Friends December Blog Hop: New Year New You


Hello and welcome to this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This month our theme was New Year New You, which can be interpreted in many different ways.  Everything changes and evolves, just as our blog hop evolves so do we each year.  You may notice a new blog header as well this month.  In keeping with this month's theme I decided that it was time to update the hops look as well.  For my card this month I used the Sip Sip Hooray Stamp Set which is perfect for New Year's cards as well as congratulations, and so much more.  Here's a look at my project.

Tips & Tricks: 

For my card the first thing that I did was take a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of thick Whisper White and stamped out the images from the stamp set.  After stamping in Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the same images on masking paper and cut them out.  I placed the masks over each image and a couple strips of post-it tape where the table would go.  At this point I colored the background with my Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blend Combo Pack in a ombre affect.  Once I had the background colored I used my Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste to create a wall paper effect.  
Before the paste dried I pulled off all my masks and then set my card front aside to dry completely before coloring in the table and other images.  Once the Shimmery White Embossing Paste was dry I started coloring in the glasses with Mint Macaron, Mango Melody, Real Red, Pretty Peacock, Pineapple Punch, and Soft Seafoam Combo Packs.  Some of the coloring was done with a four color blend while others where just done with a two color blend.  The table was colored with Bronze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Gray Granite.  I layered each color over the other in different movements of the blends.  I tried to give the impression of woodgrain.  
Once I had everything colored I stamped the sentiment onto some peaces of Pretty Peacock cardstock in Versamark ink and added White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Then I used the Heat Tool to set the powder until smooth and melted.   I added the sentiment to the front of the card on Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then added the entire card front to a Thick Whisper White card base.  
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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



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