Happy Birthday To You – Embossing Resist with Ink Wash

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I was tidying up my work bench last week and while putting stuff away I put my hand on my Embossing Heat Tool – I realized I had not used it in such a long time!  I was very good though – I finished tidying up then I created today’s card.

I used one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets – Happy Birthday to You – which you can get for free if you place a $50 product order thru my on-line store.  I used an emboss resist technique with an ink wash using Mint Macaron.

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Christmas Roses ~ All Occasion Card

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I so love this Christmas Roses stamp set along with the Roses Dies.  Please don’t get caught up with the name of the stamp set – I have used it a lot for other occasions and today’s card makes me think of an anniversary card and since it is all gold ~ a 50th wedding anniversary!  But you don’t have to wait for someone to reach that momentous milestone – it would make a fabulous card to celebrate any anniversary or birthday – so go ahead and give it a go!

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Botanical Bliss Birthday

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Today’s card showcases all three of the purples in the Stampin’ UP! family of colors, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy – it also gave me the chance to show off the 3/8 Tricolor Ribbon which also has the same three colors.

I chose to use a simple Z fold for my base and the Highland Heather ink for all my stamping which was done with the Botanical Bliss Stamp set.

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Harvest Hello – Autumn Card

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I think it is safe to say that autumn has finally arrived in North Texas, we had a cold front come thru late last Tuesday which plummeted our daytime temp from mid 90’s down to the mid 40’s! and we had 1/2 of rain!

Today’s card features  a quintessential symbol of autumn – the pumpkin, the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set has a coordinating Apple Builder Punch which is just perfect for creating pumpkins.  I chose to use the ‘Hey There Pumpkin’ greeting  – there are several in the set to choose from although I feel ‘Hey there…’  would be great for a birthday card, maybe a ‘just because’ card.

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Stamparatus Technique ~ Wreath Video Tutorial

This is the 8th in my series using the Stamparatus by Stampin’ UP!  The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’

I am using the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set for this technique as I find it I get a better result  if I have a lot of smaller images rather than a few larger ones.  It also gives me the chance to use lots of different ink colors as well.

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Mastering Ribbon ~ # 1 Bows

Stampin’ UP! has the most amazing selection of ribbons and trims ranging from twine  up to 1/2 inch wide and the selection of textures and colors that coordinate with other products makes it so easy to decorate cards and other paper crafting projects.

Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing a few hints and tips on how to use the ribbons and trims and today I start with bows.
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