Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – December Showcase

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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 Annette’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . We do not have a theme, but each of the talented artisans showcase what they are working on at this time each month. There will be techniques, fancy folds, 3D, new products and ideas – a veritable treasure chest for you to draw on every month.

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Pretty Pumpkin Pinwheel Thanksgiving Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I love a fun fold card and I have a personal mission to ensure I used my decorative paper in my card making. Today’s card meets both of those plus I have a lovely thanksgiving card as a result, plus it will fit into a standard 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 envelope for easy posting!

I have also used several techniques that I have used before, coloring with Stampin’ Blends and heat embossing – if you scroll down a little you will see links to post and videos I have made about those……. enjoy!

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Embossed Pretty Pumpkins – Stampin Blends Technique # 7

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Continuing my journey to develop my Stampin Blends skills today I use a heat embossed image to color rather than an ink one. I created two different versions using the same stamp set and card layout then switched out my colors, so one is very traditional and the second …. well it is just a little different! Oh … and there is a video tutorial to go with it 🙂

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Harvest Meadow and Color and Contour Thank You Card Idea

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I am doing it again ~ using my Designer Series Paper!!! This time I have pared the Color and Contour Stamp Set with Harvest Meadow DSP.

Each time a new catalog is launched I look at Punches, Ribbon and then the DSP before anything else. Now you may be wondering what I mean by DSP………. basically it is double-sided decorated paper similar to that used for scrapbook layouts – and I have used it for this but it also works to decorate your handmade greeting cards.

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Spotlight Technique featuring Stampin’ Blends # 5

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Continuing my exploration of Stampin Blends techniques I am using them to feature the Spotlight Technique. I am also using this as an opportunity to use one of my FREE Sale-a-bration goodies – Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper, which is available for a $50 product order until the end of September. At the bottom of this post there is a supply list – if you place an order for the Stampin Blends, card, dies, ribbon and In-color Jewels you too, can get this paper for free 🙂

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Blends Easy Techniques # 4 – Bluebird Thank you Card

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Last month I posted my first three videos introducing Stampin’ Blends, as I explained at that time, Stampin Blends are alcohol markers and have been available for a few years now. Although I have some of them I had not really explored them very much. When one of my lovely customers asked me a question on them I was unable to give her a good answer and made the decision I was going to teach myself how to use them!

Rather than practice in private – I decided I was going to practice on video, starting with the basics and developing my skills in front of you, my sweet readers! So the fourth in the series introduces the Color Lifter to create a pretty Western Bluebird using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set – enjoy!

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Delicate Filigree Pumpkin Card Idea

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I look at the calendar and realize we are in the second half of August and autumn is on the doorstep! The 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog has some super autumn themed products and colors and one of the choices on my wish list was the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle with the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set and coordinating Detailed Pumpkins dies.

Todays card showcases this bundle paired with the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set, I also broke out my Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends to do a little coloring.

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Introducing Stampin Blends ~ Easy Techniques # 3

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Last month I posted my first two videos introducing Stampin’ Blends, as I explained at that time, Stampin Blends are alcohol markers and have been available for a few years now. Although I have some of them I have not really explored them very much. When one of my lovely customers asked me a question on them I was unable to give her a good answer and made the decision I was going to teach myself how to use them!

Rather than practice in private – I decided I was going to practice on video, starting with the basics and developing my skills in front of you, my sweet readers! So the third in the series introduces the Alcohol Blending Technique – enjoy!

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Prized Peonies with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

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I have shared a number of cards using the Prized Peony Stamp set, today I share how great the images are for coloring with Stampin’ Blends and used the coordinating Peony Dies to cut my flowers and leaves as well as to add a very feminine scalloped edge to one of the layers.

The greetings in this stamp set cover sympathy, love and thanks, friendship and ‘thoughts’ ~ all very useful ones to have in your stash!

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Celebrate Sunflowers with some Stampin’ Blends

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Happy July !!!!

Today I am back with sunflowers, this time in more traditional colors and breaking out my Stampin’ Blends to do a little soothing coloring.

There is a little bit of technique going on with this one in that I stamped my outline in Daffodil Delight ink but ‘stamped off’ before stampining onto a piece of Whisper White Thick Card.  This gave me a nice, softer outline in which to add my colors.

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