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Quick and Easy Background Technique

I have a great share today on creating a quick and colorful background.  It is so easy and I don't know why I do not do this more with my card projects. 

All you need are two or three ink colors and Blending Brushes.  As you can see in the photo below, it looks like a hot mess after color is applied to basic white card stock.  But start adding stamps, die cut images and embellishments, and boy it comes to together in a cool way. 

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The hot air balloon card is Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight inks blended onto basic white, so just two colors for that one.  The stamp bundle is called Hot Air Balloon, but there is a whole product Suite called Lighter Than Air that is worth checking out.  The final touch for the pictured project is adding some Iridescent Foil Gems.

The other card was created by blending three inks onto basic white; Lost Lagoon, Azure Afternoon and Blackberry Bliss.  Who would have thought about putting those all together!  The stamps and dies are both called Rock Star.  The final detail was taking our Water Painters and splashing the background with water.  

One of the helpful parts of creating projects like these is using the New Glass Mat!  

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The clean up of the blending of colors and the spritz of water on the above two projects, is made so easy with the glass mat and cleaning cloth!!!  I was amazed. 

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Every have stamping, inking, or crafting questions?

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~Lisa~

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SAVI Sunday 62 - Soft Pastels with Sponge Daubers

Welcome to my SAVI Sunday Post... that's Stamping & Various Inspiration.  Watch My Video Here

Today's inspiration is our Soft Pastels Assortment.  These are pastel chalks that come in Stampin' Up! colors (Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Mossy Meadow and Poppy Parade).  What a great assortment of colors.  Stampin' Up! used to carry pastels many years ago and I have to say... these are Way Better!  

In my Video, I show you the most basic way to use the pastel chalks.  You simply scrape the chalk sticks to get some lose pigment powder, dip a sponge dauber into the powder and color.  But first, the magic step is to stamp your image with VersaMark ink.  This is the clear, sticky ink most people use when they want to heat emboss.  Just like in heat embossing, the embossing powder sticks to the VersaMark Ink, so does the pastel chalks. 

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Here is a close up of the flowers:

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Card Details:

  • Basic Black card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored and folded at 4-1/4 on the long side
  • Layer of Granny Apple Green CS 4 x 5-1/4
  • Before adhering the Granny Apple Green, die cuts some leaves and the scallop circle
  • Basic White CS 3-3/4 x 5 and die cut the right long edge with edge die from Hand-Penned Bundle
  • Adhere above to card on top of Granny Apple Green which will hide your die cut areas
  • Take a 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Basic White and stamp floral image with VersaMark Ink
  • Using paddle end of Pick Tool, scrap pastels to make small piles of powder
  • Dip sponge daubers into powder and color image (use separate sponge dauber for each color
  • Die cut flower and add to card from with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamp words with Memento Black ink, die cut circle and add to scallop circle with Dimensional.  Add to card
  • Add embellishments.  I used Basic Rhinestones on some of the flower centers. 

I hope you try out our new Basic Pastels Assortment chalks.  I will be showing additional ways to use the chalks so make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube Channel. 

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Savi Sunday 60 - Embossing with Masks

SAVI Sunday (Stamping & Various Inspirations) 60:  Embossing With Masks

Today I have a great way for you to use our Basic Pattern Decorative Masks.  Normally, crafters think of masks just for sponging color through onto cardstock to have the pattern show through, but this is a fun way to expand your card making. 

Let's take a look at today's project: 

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First off.... I LOVE black-n-white cards, don't you?  I keep saying I am going to create a black-n-white series.  Leave me a comment if you would like to see that!

Card Details:

  • Basic White card base cut 4-1/4 x 11 scored and folded at 5-1/2"
  • Basic Black layer cut 3-3/4 x 5" and adhere to card base
  • Basic White top layer is cut 3-5/8 x 4-7/8"
  • Lay Decorative Mask over about half of the white top layer piece and press VersaMark ink over patter
  • Remove mask, cover with Black Embossing power and heat emboss
  • Cut 6-1/2" piece of ribbon and adhere
  • Die cut Love background and detailed Love word (use Adhesive sheets!  Makes life a lot easier on detailed dies)
  • Adhere Love to card with Mini Black Dimensionals
  • Stamp the word YOU with Memento ink
  • Add Black Matte dots

Watch my VIDEO HERE to see how I masked off where I wanted my embossed area to be.  

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SAVI Sunday 57 - Double Masking

This weeks Savi Sunday VIDEO shows you two easy masking cards, but it is really my 2nd card project below that is the main focus - Double Masking. 

I want to show you what it looks like when you stamp an image, and directly apply ink right over that image.  Its pretty in itself, but wait to you see the Double Masked card. 

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Both cards feature the Elegantly Said Stamp Set, available in a product suite called Simply Elegant

The above card is done in Fresh Freesia and below is Soft Succulent.  

My 2nd project below, notice how the floral image looks like it is sitting on top of the sponged mask background.  But I actually sponged the background First!  

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Make sure to watch my Savi Sunday 57 Video and see the Double Masking technique.  

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Coloring with Blending Brushes - SAVI Sunday 50

SAVI Sunday 50:  Coloring Designer Series Paper  with Blending Brushes

I cannot express enough how I love our new Blending Brushes.  They blend color on paper like a dream so today I want to show you a quick way to add color to the black and white, 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper we have, called True Love.  

Black and white paper is always wildly popular.  There is so much you can do with it to add your own color and twist. 

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Be sure to watch my Video Here or see the video below. 

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I used the Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, ink and card stock as the primary color.  I then incorporated some Highland Heather and Old Olive.  

Here's a closer look:

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Using The New Blender Brushes

Hi there! 

Hope you are having a great day.  I have two card projects for you, featuring the New Blending Brushes.  I am in love with these Brushes and may never use a sponge again for adding color to my projects.  The thousand of bristles are so, so soft.  You ever go into the store and walk past a blanket or robe and they are so soft that you just want to wrap yourself in them?  Well that is how I feel about these brushes.  LOL.  The bristles are soooo soft I can't stop playing with them.  

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The are New in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and is a must have to add to your stamping tools. 

Mushroom Card:  features "Walk In The Woods" stamp set

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  • Granny Apple Green card stock base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4")
  • Basic White 4 x 5-1/4" colored with Granny Apple Green ink with Blending Brushes
  • Stamp mushroom image with Black Memento ink
  • Color image with Blends Real Red Combo Pack and Ivory 

Blue Spot Light Card:  features "Enjoy The Moment" stamp set

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  • Bermuda Bay card stock base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4")
  • 2 Basic White card stock cut to 4 x 5-1/4. 
  • Take one piece of the Basic White and die cut with Circle Die
  • With the Basic White piece die cut with circle on top of solid piece of Basic White, sponge on Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana ink with Blending Brushes.
  • Stamp image with Black Memento ink

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Many Messages Bundle

Stamp and die cut the variety of words and phrases all at one time.  Don't want all at once, that's okay, just use a small scrap piece of card stock to fit what you want to use.  

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