Using Stampin’ Markers to Ink Stamps with Beauty Abounds Stamp Set + Video Tutorial!

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Time for another stampin’ technique ~ today I am going to be using a Stampin Marker to ink up one of the stamps on my card.  This is great if you don’t have the stamp pad in the color you want to use but you do have the marker.

I have paired the Beauty Abounds stamp set with Mint Macaron and Purple Posy – I don’t have the Purple Posy ink pad yet but I do have the marker.  This stamp set has a really beautiful, swirly, stem of flowers and leaves – a perfect focal point for my card.

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Tone-on-Tone Technique with Tasteful Textures

I am sharing another technique today – Tone-on-Tone stamping along with a video to show you how easy it is to do!

I first came across the term ‘tone-on-tone ‘ when I  came to live in  the US some 18 years ago.  Due to visa restrictions I was not allowed to work ~ I had to find something to do with my time – so I found myself a quilting class,  the list of supplies included some fabric called ‘tone on tone neutral’, which meant nothing to me at the time, until the really kind lady in the fabric stop helped me out 🙂

I am using one of the new stamp sets from the 2019 -2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog, Tasteful Textures, as well as showcasing a couple of the new ribbons and embellishments which were in my recent ribbon and embellishment product share ~ click here for details

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Cajun Craze Dandelion Wishes – Get Well Card

It is so easy to get carried away with all the new goodies we have to choose from in the new 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog and I have shared some of them over the last couple of weeks.

There are some particular favorite stamp sets that carried over from last year and one of them is Dandelion Wishes.  A few months ago I ‘tripped over’ the color combination of Cajun Craze and Petal Pink – it fascinated me then and still does today, so my card features this combination along with another favorite – a simple Z-fold card.

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Above the clouds with Seaside Spray!

I have been sharing the new 2019 – 2021 In-colors and now it is the turn of some of the new products. I used the Above the Clouds Stamp Set today, which has the coordinating Hot Air Balloon punch to cut out that cut hot air balloon and its little basket, each of the products are available separately but if you buy the bundle you will save 10% – check out the link below!

I think the greeting on this one would be perfect for a graduation card, I know that most graduations are over for this year in the US but in the UK school is still very much in and not due to finish for the summer holidays until late July – so there is still time to make a card if you are in the UK and looking for some inspiration.

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Introducing……….. Terracotta Tile and Floral Essence Stamp Set

So the 4th new In-color I have chosen to share is Terracotta Tile and as the other day with the Pretty Peacock I have been experimenting with other colors in the Stampin’ UP! family.  Petal Pink and Cajun Craze work really well together with Terracotta Tile.

I have also showcased one of the new ribbons and embellishments, both of which will be part of my ribbon and embellishment shares in the coming weeks…………. so watch this space!

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Dandelion Wishes ~ Get Well Wishes

Dandelion Wishes has been a particular favorite stamp set of mine – I just love the delicate and wispy seed heads that is very versatile.  I like to use and share cards made with just one stamp set, two at a pinch if I am looking for the perfect greeting.  However the Dandelion Wishes set has a greeting suitable for a get well card, another which would be perfect for an engagement or wedding card and a third I would use for a card for my husband…………. I made a wish and you came true ~ just perfect 🙂

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