Prized Peony ~ Watercoloring with a Twist Video Tutorial

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A little technique that came to me the other day as a happy accident, I love to do water coloring but I had stamped my image in the  water-based Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I could have re-stamped it but I hate waste, so found and empty Water Painter (formally Aqua Painter) filled it with some Isopropanol Alchohol and used my that to ‘watercolor’ my stamped peony.  I had such fun with it I decided to share with a video.

I used the Prized Peony Stamp Set which has stunning images of peonies as well as some greetings in a beautiful script, always a favorite of mine!

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Forever Fern ~ Fun Fold

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When I saw that Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon had been carried over to the Annual Catalog I was so thrilled, it is 1/4 wide, has sparkly bits in it and ties the most scrummy bows!  As so often happens with me it was the starting point for today’s card.

I also used the Forever Fern Stamp Set again, this time with two shades of blue ( who said leaves had to be green?) This has the most wonderful variety of leaf images, so easy to build up a great design.

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Introducing Bumblebee with Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

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Bumble Bee is the 3rd of the 5 new 2020 – 2022 In-colors I have featured so far.  I have paired it with a little Just Jade and the super scrummy Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and the wooden accents from the In Good Taste Elements.

My greeting is from the very popular Forever Fern Stamp Set because I just love those words….. and it is a lovely script!  You could add any message to suit your need, as I think this would be a great birthday, thank you, thinking of you type card.

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Field of Flowers ~ Always …

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If you are looking for a really versatile stamp set you cannot go wrong with  Field of Flowers, I just love the big ‘ALWAYS…..” then to use one of the other greetings to personalize your exact sentiment.  There are 7 of them – Thinking of You, In my Heart, My Friend, Love, to name a few.  I chose to use ‘my friend’ on the inside of this card.

There is  the coordinating Confetti Flowers Border Punch, which I used to decorate the bottom edge of my card today. …….. and guess what ? this stamp set and punch are available as a 10% off bundle!

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Fond Farewell ~ Beautifully Braided Friendship Card

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This is the time of year we say a fond farewell to some of the products from the SU catalog.  Today’s card features the Beautifully Braided Stamp Set and the Glitter Enamel Dots that are available until June 2nd (while stocks last)

The colors were chosen for me – I have been looking for inspiration and one of the Facebook pages I follow put up a color challenge, such bright springtime colors ~ so alI  I had to do was to think of a design. I liked this card so much that I sent this to one of my niece’s in the UK for her birthday.

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Floral Essence and Mint Macaron

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Mint Macaron has been one of my go to colors since it was released as an In-color a few years back, when it was due to retire as an incolor I hoarded some card as well as the ink pad and refill, using it sparingly for special occasions!  So when it was re-introduced as a part of the Subtles family of colors I was beside myself with joy!

So today’s card just uses Mint Macaron with a little Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  I also broke out my Sponge Brayer – it is some time since that saw the light of day!

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Beautiful Friendship with some ‘block’ stampin’ ~ Video Tutorial

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Today’s card was inspired by my dear friend, Elly, of Ellymentry Papercrafting, in the UK.  She did her first facebook live a couple of weeks ago and created a card using a stamp to build up a trellis for her flowers.  Well I did not have that stamp  so set about working out how I could stamp some thin lines – and viola – it came to me in a flash……… the side edge of an acrylic block would be just perfect!

I used the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set and three ink colors, that’s it so I am going to consider this another of my Sweet and Simple Challenge cards (Click here for more info) Scroll a little further down and you will see my ‘accidental’ stepped up version!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ 2020 Mini Catalog

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sue’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is to use products from the 2020 Mini Catalog.  So I have chosen Layered with Kindness Stamp Set with the co-ordinating  Label Me Lovely Punch

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Color Challenge!

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Sandra’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME! This month is a Color Challenge!

We have to choose 3 of the following 5 colors to create our project:

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