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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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 Countdown Cardinal

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The 2019 Holiday Catalog has the most beautiful Advent Calendar Kit – it has all the pieces you need to create a calendar that will last for many years.  Check out my post here. 

There is a coordinating stamp set that goes along with the advent calendar kit – Christmas Countdown, that I have used to create today’s Christmas Card.  It has a little watercoloring and I used  Wink of Stella to give the cheeky little cardinal a little shine, although sadly it does not really show in the photograph!

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Magnolia Blooms, Scalloped Note Cards with a touch of Watercoloring

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Tucked away  on page 168 of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog are some of the cutest notecards – they have a dainty scalloped edge to the card as well as the envelope.  The Scalloped Notecards and Envelope pack contains 20 cards with envelopes – 5 each of 4 different colors.

I chose to use these along with the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set and some water color pencils to make the Thank You cards for my lovely customers who shopped with me for their Stampin’ UP! supplies in July.

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Cuckoo for You

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How do you feel about interactive cards?  I think they are great, especially if you can make them for children and particularly for the fellas in our lives – they do like something ‘mechanical’ or at least my fella does!

Admittedly there is some extra work need to make them but when you have the Cuckoo for You Bundle – well it just makes it so gosh darn easy!  Today I am sharing a video from Stampin’ UP! that shows you how to use this bundle to create a great card….. I am thinking that this could also make a simply perfect Christmas card as well!

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Watercolored Country Floral Embossing Folder ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

So we have 7 more days before Sale-a-bration is over for another year 😦  If you have not yet placed your order and made your choices please go ahead and do so right now – before it is tooooo late!

Today’s card is  using another of the items we can get for FREE  – it is the the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and I have paired it with the  lovely, fresh, spring like Pear Pizzazz card and pulled out my Aqua Painter for a little watercoloring

I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Stamparatus ~ Hinge Stampin’ # 2 – Video Tutorial

This is the 3rd in my series of short and sweet videos showing tips and techniques using the Stamparatus.  It shows another type of hinge stamping using the delightful Touches of Texture Stamp Set, stamping off technique using the Stamparatus and a little watercoloring

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’ as my video today will show. Continue reading

Adirondack Beach Memories ~Ink and Share Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink & Share blog hop again.  You will have arrived from Rebecca-Jo Unwin’s post.   This month’s theme is  Summer ~ I really thought about this  and recall family holiday’s when we were children in North Devon in the UK, there was a particular beach, Putsborough Sands, that had wonderful sand and you could walk into the sea for ages before it got too deep.

It bought back such happy memories that I decided that my summer card would feature a beach with a comfy chair where you can take time to just watch the world go by.

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Southern Serenade Birthday

This is one of those special birthday cards – made for a friend who was celebrating a milestone birthday – I did not add an age – everyone deserves a little consideration when it comes to that!  My stamp set is Southern Serenade with the Layering Oval Dies making the focal point and Eclectic Layers thinlits dies giving some background dimension. Continue reading

Fairy Celebration Watercoloring

We have had some Christmas and Autumn themed projects recently so time for a little change, I trawled along my stamp shelf and picked out the Fairy Celebration Stamp set, which I have not used nearly enough.

The set has some lovely images just perfect for coloring so I broke out my Watercolor Pencils  to make a birthday card for Grand-daughter #3; as her birthday is the day before mine it is an easy one to remember! Continue reading