Showing posts with label the spot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the spot. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Warm & Toasty - Watercolor Card The Spot Challenge #133

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's color challenge at the Spot.  I used the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set today and created a super cute little card using a watercolor background.  I used a negative painting technique to create the background for my card.  The only colors that I used for my card were the ones for the challenge.  Here's a look at my card.  

Check out my Warm & Toasty Watercolor Card for this week's Color Challenge at the Spot.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Spot Creative Challenge #131 - CASE the Designer Challenge

 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 weeks challenge is a CASE the Designer Challenge and we are CASEing the work of Sara Levin the Artful Inker.  To play along with this challenge you just have to pick one of her projects and CASE it.  Case means to copy and share everything or Copy and selectively edit.  I picked a beautiful Fall themed card that Sara had design to CASE today.  I will share the card that was my inspiration and the challenge image just a little later in this post.  But first here is the card that I cam up with.  


Below you will find the inspiration that I picked for my card today as well as this week's challenge image.  You can click on the challenge image to play along with us this week.  I also linked to Sara's blog post for the card that I picked to CASE.  



Sara created this beautiful card using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and some wonderful Fall colors as well as a few other Fall themed product from both the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and the August-December Mini Catalog.  On my version of Sara's lovely Fall card I used the Love of Leaves Stamp Set as my background images in the same colors that she used.  I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, and Mossy Meadow inks the same way that Sara did.  


I did change the format of my card to a portrait style card.  I stamped the leaves in the colors listed above minus Crumb Cake, and Mint Macaron going around my 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I keep the Gold Hoop Embellishments that Sara used on her card also and two of the pumpkins that she watercolored and die cut using the Autumn Essentials Dies but instead of using the large pumpkin from Harvest Hellos I choice to add the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set instead.  I attached the Gold Hoop Embellishments with Mini Glue Dots before adding the pumpkins and the leaf that I watercolored using Mint Macaron Crumb Cake and Pretty Peacock Inks with my Water Papers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

I matted the card front onto a Pretty Peacock mat cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" to my Crumb Cake card base..  I then heat embossed my hello sentiment in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a strip of Pretty Peacock Cardstock the same as Sara.  I also added the Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack under the heat embossed sentiment.  I hope that you will play along with us this week over at the Spot. I love Sara's card and I think you will have fun CASEing her this week as well.  If you need any of the supplies that I used today you can find them im my online store by clicking on the item 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.


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!  

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Jar of Flowers Gatefold Card The Spot Challenge #127

 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 is my second day of only using supplies that are in the Suggested Starter Kit and with the Get & Go Joining Special.  This week's challenge at the Spot is all about Fun Folds.  I used the Jar of Flower Bundle and the Four Season Floral Stamp Set on my card today.  Here's a look at my card.  

I started my card wondering how was I going to make a fun fold card with just the little supplies have given myself to work with this week.  Since I was not allowing myself the full pantry of my creative supplies just how was I going to pull this off.  I was only allowed the supplies in my box, I wasn't allowing myself to pull more stamp sets, cardstock, inks or embellishments.  The whole reason I wanted to do this this week was to show others that may not have a lot of supplies that you can create beautiful cards with very little.  It's was all in how you used it.  

So, once I got over the hurdle and was sprinting towards the finish line I knew that I would be able to create whatever I wanted using just what I had preselected on my studio day Friday. 

I plundered through my chosen box of supplies like a pirate taking over a ship while at sea, and found the supplies that I wanted to use.  Once the looting was complete it was time to move on the creating.  I grabbed my Bumblebee Ink Pad and the sunflower image from the Jar of Flowers stamp set along with some Whisper White Cardstock and started making my own DSP (Designer Series Paper).  This was something that I loved to do when I first started this journey five years ago.  So, it was natural to go back to this with just the few supplies a had allowed myself to create with this week.  

The best tip I can give you when you are creating this way is to go for it and have fun.  Make sure when you are stamping your own DSP that you rotate and move the stamp in different directions each time you add the luxurious ink to paper.  This will create a more interesting design and all the stamped images to fit onto the cardstock so much better.  This is also a way to have visual interest for you card when you are doing repetitive stamping.   


Once I had both pieces of my Whisper White cardstock stamped it was time to add them to the card base.  I took both ends of my Coastal Cabana Cardstock and folded them in towards the middle.  Then I used my bone folder to give each side a nice crisp fold.  Once that was done I added my handmade designer series paper to each side of the gate fold.  

I then took a piece of the Daffodil Delight Cardstock and added it to one side of the gate fold with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped my sentiment in Bumblebee Ink at the bottom of a small piece of Whisper White cardstock and added it to the Daffodil Delight piece.  By the way the sentiment came from the Four Season Flowers that set that I used yesterday.  If you missed that card and want to check it out I will link it here.  I then stamped the mason jar from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set onto another scrap of Whisper White in Just Jade Ink.  I took the smaller image from the stamp set and stamped the outline of the water.  I then cleaned this stamp and flipped it over and stamped the water. Making sure to stamp off once to get a lighter color in the same Just Jade color.  The Jar of Flowers stamp set is a Reversible Stamp Set meaning that most of the images can be stamped on both sides.    

I then punched out the jar with the matching Jar Punch and added it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped the sunflowers onto another scrap of Whisper White Cardstock In Bumblebee Ink and used a blender pen to add a little color.  I took my paper snips and cut it out and added it to the card front to make it look like the flowers where coming out of the jar.  I finished off the front with a few Basic Rhinestones.  

I then cut another piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4" and stamped the same sunflower image that I used for the entire card in the top right and bottom left corners.  I then added this to the inside of the card with Stampin' Seal Adhesive.  


Here is the inspiration image for this week's challenge.  If you want to check out what the other design team members came up with you can click here to do that and to play along.  Thanks for dropping by today:  I hope that you have wonderful day and if you need any of the supplies you can get them in my online store or by adding them to your Starter Kit when you join my team this month.  


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 




Use the Host Code on any order of $35 (before taxes & shipping) and get the make and takes for my Three Halloween Treat Holders Projects that I did on my Facebook Live on Wednesday as a free gift from me.   Offer ends Tuesday September 8, 2020.  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 September, you will receive the September 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.


I am very close to earning the 2021 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Maui and your orders can help me get there.  I am running a few special promotions until the end of September to not only help me earn this trip but to help you save a little cash as well.   

Join me for an exclusive Online Stamp a Stack for World Card Making Day!  This is an exclusive event for my customers.  We will make 10 different cards during the event you can use whatever stamp sets you would like.  To join me it’s super simple place a $100 order before shipping and taxes in my online store using the provided host code attached to this link.  I will send you an invitation to this exclusive event.  You will not find these projects posted anywhere online.  And, at the end you will have a stack of cards to send out for World Card Making Day this year and all year long.  



With each $1000 I earn I will be cutting off a chain from my Maui or Bust Countdown Chain. 



Join me on my Facebook Business Page on September 25, 2020 at 1 pm CST for my Monthly Card Class!  


It's a great time to join my team of Kinsmon Crafters and take advantage of the always great Starter Kit Deal!  The Starter Kit is always at a 20% discount.  Join today!  


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