Showing posts with label Stampin' Blends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Blends. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Wrapped Bouquet Mother's Day Card - Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a card that you can make for Mother's Day and I did a little no line coloring just for fun.  I used the Wrapped Bouquet Bundle to create the focal point for my card today.  Yes, it's been awhile since I shared a post; that's a whole other topic for another day.  Here's a look at my card.  

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Monday, March 8, 2021

How to Create A Stampin Bends Color Chart - And Why You Want To!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you how to create a color swatch chart for your Stampin' Blends and why you will want to!  There are many reasons why artists create color swatch charts for their supplies; so, I am going to share with you some of those today.  

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Color swatching is basically the process of laying out your coloring media in a grid so you can see it.  This also allows you to actually see the true color of the media.  Because we all know that the caps or tip on the media my not look the same as the ink, paint, or marker.  

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Thanks for Being You - Free As A Bird - Stampin' Up! Simple Stamping Saturday

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have another Simple Stamping Card for you.  Today's card is a simple one layer card.  I used the Free As A Bird Stamp Set from the 2019 Annual Catalog, along with some a little simple coloring.  Simple stamping is all about going back to the basics for people that may not have a lot of experience stamping or that are just learning.  Here's a look at today's Simple Stamping Card.


I started out by taking a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock and stamping the image of the very cute little birds on the branch in Soft Suede Ink and colored them very loosely with a few stampin' blends.  I used the following colors (all the dark blends) no blending for some very simple coloring; Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Petal Pink.  I colored in the branch with the Soft Suede Dark Blend, and the leaves with Mossy Meadow.  The flowers were done with Calypso Coral. 


I then stamped the smaller branch from the set with Mossy Meadow Ink at the top along with the small bloom.  I added a few of the small flower image from the stamp set to fill in some areas and add a little extra color to the card with Calypso Coral Classic Ink.  I then added just a little more color to the leaves at the top with my Mossy Meadow blends.  Just roughly coloring them in and not adding a ton of color to not over saturate the cardstock.


To finish off my simple card I added the sentiment in Mossy Meadow above the branch with the birds perched on it on the left-hand side.  Simple stamping cards would be great to create a bunch right now during the Covid-19 pandemic to give to people that are out working.  They would be great to send to send to first responders, your mail person, people working at the grocery store or someone you may encounter or know that may need a little pick me up.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!



Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in April as a Thank You.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't 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 March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  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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Friday, March 27, 2020

Grace's Garden Window Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun little card that I CASEd from the January-June Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!. I was searching for a little inspiration yesterday, because I just wasn't feeling crafty at all.  One of our cats passed yesterday which actually all started on late Wednesday afternoon.  So needless to say I was not feeling it yesterday or Wednesday, this little event threw us for a whirlwind.  So I went to what I do to start feeling creative again.  I looked through the catalogs to try and find a little inspiration.  And I came across this bundle and knew that I hadn't even touched it yet so I thought why not recreate one of the cards here.  So that's how this came about.  The card in the catalog is more of a square card and I made it into a regular old A2 size card.  Here's a look at the card.   You will find the A4 metric measurements for my card in ()'s for each piece of cardstock through out the post.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started off my card by die cutting the with arbor opening in my Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I just centered it on the 4 x 5 1/4 (14.4 cm x 10 cm) Sahara Sand cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine.  Next I took my Sahara Sand layer and layered it on my 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Thick Whisper White Card Base (14.9 cm x 21 cm) and lined up the die again and ran it back through to cut the window.  After that die cutting was complete I used the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and ran the Sahara Sand piece back through with the 3D Embossing Plate to emboss the wall.  If you run it through before die cutting you will flatten out your embossing.  

Next I took some Whisper White and cut the arbor and gate out using the die and my die cutting machine.  I added that to the front of the card using Liquid Glue.  I then cut the gate open with my Paper Snips so that it could be open just a little.  I then stamped the images I had planned to use in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with my Highland Heather and Mossy Meadow (Light and Dark) Stampin' Blends.  I then die cut those out with the matching dies.  I also cut out one of each vine dies from some scrap of Mossy Meadow Cardstock. 


I started adhering the vines down first after I arranged everything on my card front.  To do this I used a mixture of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Fine Tip Glue mixed in my Fine Tip Glue Bottle.  The combination of glues add the best of both for maximum adhesion.  Once the vines were attached I then started add the flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals on some and Liquid Glue on one.  I wanted a few different layers on the card so this was the best option.

Next I took a 3 x 5 1/2 (7 cm x 14.9 cm) piece of Whisper White Cardstock and did a little ink blending over it using just Highland Heather Ink.  I used the ink blending technique to create a Ombre look to this piece of cardstock.  I then placed it where I wanted it to go inside the card and closed my card.  I used Gorgeous Grape Ink (because I was to lazy to put the sentiment in my Stamparatus and double stamp it with Highland Heather Ink to get a dark color) and stamped the sentiment in the window opening.  

Video Tutorial: 


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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  

Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in April as a Thank You.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't 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 March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

Stampin' Up! Shopping List:

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.


Tips & Tricks: 

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


***Remember, if you put in an order ($35 minimum) by 
Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at midnight, 
I'll send you all three make and takes from this weeks Facebook Live Mini Class for free! 
But, your order MUST be in by Tuesday at midnight!! 
You must use Host/Hostess Code 3PN3UVRP.


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