Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Travel

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from Jo’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month are theme is ‘Travel’   ~ well in the current situation  this is defiantly a bit of a challenge – but here goes ……

I will admit I was struggling with this one as I don’t have any stamp sets etc that are ‘travel’ themed.  I was seeking inspiration and my eye fell on one of the sheets of 12 x 12 in the World of Good Designer Series Paper which has a map of the US and Canada…. and there it was – Alaska!

 

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Peony with Borders Abound Best Wishes

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You all know I love flowers, I find myself reaching for dies and stamp sets that have them, so when we had a new set of Peony Dies in the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog that produces a 3D peony – it was on my wish list in an instant!

At first glance the dies look a bit complex, but in truth they are so easy so I have produced a video tutorial to share the technique with you. I have paired this with one of the greetings from the Borders Abound Stamp Set.

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Many Layered Blossoms Dies – Video Tutorial

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On page 174 of the 2020 Annual Catalog are a set of dies that produces the most stunning effect.  The Many Layered Blossoms Dies along with some Copper Foil and Adhesive Sheets allowed me to create this beautiful card.

I used Grey Granite  for my original sample, my husband’s  choice ~  I use Basic Black in my video to which produced a more dramatic effect. While I did a tiny bit of stamping with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp set I think I could have got away without any stampin’ at all!

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Playing with Patterns ~ 4 cards from 6 x 6 piece of DSP

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A couple of weeks ago I took part in the Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop and one of my fellow artisans showed a set of cards where a 6 x 6 piece of Designer Series Paper was cut into 4 pieces with odd angles.  I could not resist –  I just had to have a go,  it looked such fun and I got 4 great cards as a result.

I chose to use the Playing with Patterns Suite of products along with the Borders Abound Stamp Set. When I had done one set I was kind of hooked and chose another piece of decorative paper and coordinating card so now I have 3 sets of 4 cards.

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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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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Punches

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Jo’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month our theme is PUNCHES ~ where we can showcase the some of the great punches we have available to us.  I love punches, they are the first thing I look for in a new catalog (after ribbons) and I got to use 5 different ones on today’s page.

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice

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Tasteful Touches ~ Masking and Watercoloring Video

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We have gone soft and subtle today, the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is just packed full of beautiful visual textures that makes great backgrounds for your cards.  I have paired this with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Grey Granite ink and ribbon.

To build on the softness I chose to use a  watercoloring and masking technique to use the beautiful ‘peony’ looking flower and soft and ‘floaty’ sort of leaves in the stamp set along with a greeting that would be about perfect for any occasion.

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Happy 4th!

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Today is Independence Day here in the US, I usually make a card to share with you, to wish America Happy Birthday!   My card is red, white and blue and I chose to use the pretty fern from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set in place of traditional images…. just to be a bit different.

Anyway, wishing all my readers, whether in the US or other parts of the world a Happy 4th!!

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Embossing

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from Kirstie’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month our theme is EMBOSSING – I must confess that I really had to put my thinking cap on for this theme, I had done one last year and wanted to make sure I did something completely different.

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice.

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