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Ornate Style Embossed Watercolor

Hello friends.  I am super excited to share these with you today.  Each card features the floral image from Ornate Style stamp set along with Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Shimmer White card stock.  If you have not noticed, I am on a bit of a watercolor kick lately. 

Make sure to watch my YouTube Video where I water colored with Stampin' UP! Colored Pencils. 

So my projects I am sharing today were done with Aqua Painters.  I picked up color from the lid of my ink pad.  With the ink pad closed, press the center of the lid... give it a little squeeze and when you open your ink pad, there will be ink on the inside lid.  

I wanted to show 3 Different Effects when you use different embossing powders.  Even though Stampin' Up! is retiring black, I went ahead and did anyways.  As an alternative, you can use Stazon Ink!  It is permanent and great for water-coloring. 

You watch how I colored these cards on the Reply of my Facebook Live by clicking HERE

NO LINE WATER-COLORING... with Clear Embossing Power. 

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  • Gorgeous Grape card base is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  Scored at 4-1/4 on the long side.  
  • Highland Heather mat is 5-1/4 x 4.  You can also use this piece to die cut your word die three times
  • Shimmer White layer is 5 x 3-3/4
  • Heat Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder
  • Use Aqua Painter to paint on Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo
  • Friend die cut out of Highland Heather CS three times.  Adhere the 3 together and glue on Shimmer White
  • Fussy cut the Shimmer White around the word Friend

Next... GOLD EMBOSSING POWER

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  • Gorgeous Grape case base is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scored at 4-1/2 on the long side
  • Highland Heather mat is 5-1/4 x 4 and embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Shimmer White top layer is 4-3/8 x 3-1/8
  • Heat Emboss using Gold Embossing Powder
  • Use Aqua Painter to paint on Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo
  • Thanks die cut with Gorgeous grape card stock.  3 layers glued together and glued to Shimmer White and fussy cut

Next... BLACK EMBOSSING POWDER (alt. use Stazon Black ink)

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  • Gorgeous Grape card base is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  Scored at 4-1/4 on the long side.  
  • Highland Heather mat is 5-1/4 x 4. 
  • Shimmer White layer is 5 x 3-3/4
  • Heat Emboss with Black Embossing Powder (or stamp with Black Stazon ink).
  • Use Aqua Painter to paint on Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo
  • Happy die cut out of Black CS three times.  Adhere the 3 together, glue on Shimmer White & fussy cut, then layer on Highland Heather and fussy cut around word.

I hope you likes these three examples and you can see what a difference the embossing powder color makes!

Watch my SAVI SUNDAY video #16 where I share 3 TIPS... 

  1. building word die layers and shadow
  2. how I glue them together
  3. how I clean up the paper shards (hair, fine, loose pieces of paper on edges of your die cuts)

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Timeless Tulips Bundle & Giving It Dimension

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Holy cow!!!  I have been doing it wrong.... Ha! Ha!

Well, okay, maybe not totally wrong.  But I think this make more sense.  Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notification of my SAVI Sunday videos. 

SAVI = Stamping & various inspiration.  I share some of my secrets, tips and tricks.  Also, I share what I may have discovered while using my Stampin' Up! products.  And here is case in point...

The Tulip Builder Punch punches out the tulip stamp and then a "leaf".  Which is totally fine.  You can use this way.  But I discovered that the shape of the stamp and punch are a match to the one side of the tulip.  Add the punched piece with a couple of Mini Dimensionals and you just gave your tulip some pop!  Literally!

I show you exactly what I mean in my SAVI Sunday Video.  

CARD BASE:  4-1/4 x 11" scored and folded at 5-1/2"

Whisper White:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8"  and laid the Decorative mask over and sponged with Granny Apply Green

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Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

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One of my favorite Designer Series Paper packs in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  I absolutely love the bright and vibrant colors.  So easy to make a great looking card with a few layers of paper.  Be sure to check out the entire bundle of product for all the coordination.  Peaceful Poppies Suite will not disappoint.  Just know that you can purchase individually or as smaller bundles like the Peaceful Moments or Painted Poppies.  See my supply list below to click on the "suite", the two bundles, and the paper. 

Or maybe you need an extra pack of paper... you can do that too!

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I know I said it above... but look at those gorgeous colors!  So many like Blackberry Bliss, Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow, Gorgeous Grape and more. 

Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and check out my new series called "Savi Sundays".  In my video I show a SAVI tip for the little scalloped banner die from the Painted Poppies Bundle.  It is a must see!

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Check out my Alternative Card

Did you see my project from last week?  It was titled Come To Gather and Give Thanks... if not SEE IT HERE .  It features the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper, perfect for fall.  It was my submission for a Holiday Catalog Card Challenge! 

So you may be asking, why did I do an alternate project?  Well, I wanted my class members to make the card but I did not have enough of the Wood elements (Tags & Feathers) used on the original card so I swapped over to the Harvest Hello Bundle instead.  Isn't that pumpkin cool?  I punched the pumpkin out of the New Mercury Glass Acetate.  This stuff is so cool and it comes in two designs in the pack.  Below is more of a crackle. 

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Here is a close up on the Mercury Glass Acetate...   We punched a pumpkin from our mat card stock Pear Pizzazz and adhered it behind the acetate. 

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I hope you have a chance to get some of this Acetate and use it on one of your projects. 

TIP:  you can color the back of the acetate with your Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Just pick a color that coordinates with your project. 

Reminder:  September 30, 2019 is last day for BOGO Designer Paper sale.  BUY 3 GET 1 FREE.     Don't miss out on a Free pack of paper. 

Be sure to check out my previous post to see all the card dimensions. 

 

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It's your time to shine... with Daisies

Hey!  Did you know that there is a New Daisy Punch?

Stampin' Up! is calling it the Medium Daisy and it is the perfect match or compliment to the larger Daisy Punch we carried over from the last catalog.  Now you can layer the two punches together like I did on my 'It's your time to shine' card.  The words are from the stamp set "Daisy Lane".  The stamp set coordinates with both punches and you can purchase the Daisy Lane Bundle at a 10% discount! 

Oh, and this is my Team Swap card... I will be sharing the others shortly. 

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I used Petal Pink card stock for the base, a layer of Whisper White and the top background paper is the gorgeous Perennial Essence Design Series Paper! 

Paper Saving Tip:  stamp and punch your daisies from the Whisper White layer!!!

Stamp two large daisies and two smaller daisies in Petal Pink ink.  Attach each layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

My flower center is the metal embellishment called Designer Element found on page 178 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  You get one sheet of these in 3 finishes!  I used the Antique Copper finish.  These are my new favorite embellishment in the Annual catalog. 

Leaf Punch was used with Old Olive card stock.

Sprig Punch was used with Vellum card stock. 

See below for my entire list of products I used to make this card.... and let me know if you have questions.  You can email me at lbrown140@gmail.com 

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