Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – September 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 Roshnee’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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Biggest Wish – Happy Birthday Card Idea

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A few weeks ago I did a product spotlight on the Stitched Greenery Embossing Die, I love the effect so used it again today to create this feminine birthday card.

I have used the Biggest Wish Stamp Set on several occasions, it very cleverly has 5 words each produced in block capital letters and in a pretty script, this way you can build up a greeting that suits your needs.

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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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Slimline Tri-Fold Birthday Card

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Today’s card was made for a very special friend, another UK ex-pat who I have known long before we both moved to the US. I was unable to visit her for 3 years, but this year I got to celebrate her birthday with her in PA – so naturally an extra-special card was needed!

I used a number of different techniques, sponging, embossing, die-cutting as well as some of the particularly luxurious materials , such as Gold Foil, Shimmer Vellum and Gilded Leaf embellishment

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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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Cute Turtle Friends Card Idea

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Looking back over my last few posts I see a lot of floral cards – I admit flowers are one of my weaknesses and I am so drawn to stamp sets and decorative paper with them on, so today I am going in another direction by turning to turtles!

The Turtle Friends Bundle is beyond cute, made up from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set with the coordinating Turtle Punch. I bought it with children’s cards in mind but I think it will work for any ‘young at heart’ adult!

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