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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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Mini One Sheet Wonder

Mini One Sheet Wonder featuring products from the Hand-Penned Suite Collection.

Today's focus is on the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is included in our DSP SALE going on now until August 2, 2021!  There are nine (9) different packs on sale.

The Hand-Penned Suite is beautiful and it includes some of the gorgeous new 2021-2023 In-Colors such as Pale Papaya, which is what I have chosen for my card base color.  I've included my edited Facebook Live video if you would like to watch that.  Be sure to Subscribe to my YouTube channel while you are there.  

MINI ONE-SHEET WONDER:  I cut a 6 x 6" piece of Hand-Penned DSP (so wow.... you can make a lot of cards!) and made three cards projects.  I cut the 6 x 6 piece in have giving me 2 pieces that are 3 x 6".  I then cut one of those at 3" (making a 3 x 3" piece) and then twice at 1" (making 3 pieces that are 1 x 3").  The other 3 x 6" piece, I cut six pieces all at one inch, give me 6 pieces that are 1 x 3".  

**So in total, you should end up with 1 piece that is 3 x 3" and 7 pieces all 1 x 3"

Let take a look at how I used them:

Card 1.)  

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  • Pale Papaya card base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored and folded at 4-1/4
  • Adhere 4 strips of 1 x 3" DSP
  • Cut a piece of Mint Macaron CS at 1 x 5-1/2" and adhere to card
  • Wrap a piece of Pale Papaya Sheer Ribbon around front flap.  Ends are under the floral image
  • Tie a bow with sheer ribbon and add with glue dots
  • On a piece of Basic White CS measuring 1-5/8 x 2-3/4, stamp outline image in Mint Macaron ink and the filler image in Pale Papaya
  • Adhere above stamped piece to Mint Macaron CS measuring 1-3/4 x 2-7/8" add to card with Stampin' Dimensionals

Card 2.)

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  • Pale Papaya card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  • Large scallop piece is from Scalloped Contours Dies cut from Basic White CS.  Adhere to card from
  • Cut Pale Papaya CS to 3-1/4 x 4-5/8" and adhere on top of white scallop piece
  • Adhere 3 x 3 DSP piece and a 1 x 3 DSP piece to above Pale Papaya
  • On a piece of Basic White CS measuring 1-5/8 x 2-3/4, stamp outline image in Mint Macaron ink and the filler image in Pale Papaya
  • Adhere above stamped piece to Mint Macaron CS measuring 1-3/4 x 2-7/8" add to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Add Genial Gems for embellishment

Card 3.)

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  • Pale Papaya card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  • Arrange 4 DSP pieces measuring 1 x 3" as in above pattern
  • You will need 4 Basic White pieces that are 1/2 x 1"
  • Adhere all above 8 pieces
  • On a piece of Basic White CS measuring 1-5/8 x 2-3/4, stamp outline image in Mint Macaron ink and the filler image in Pale Papaya
  • Adhere above stamped piece to Mint Macaron CS measuring 1-3/4 x 2-7/8" add to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Add a bow with Pale Papaya Sheet Ribbon and adhere with Glue Dots
  • Embellish with Genial Gems

I really hope you like my three easy Mini One-Sheet Wonder cards and that you try and make them real soon.  

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SAVI Sunday 61 - Gold & Rose Gold Specialty Paper

SAVI Sunday 61:  Gold and Rose Gold 6x6 Metallic Specialty Paper

Hello there!  I am so excited to share todays video and projects which feature the New Metallic Specialty paper that is just gorgeous.  This paper will not disappoint in its quality and shimmer and sheen.  So glad I bought several packs...LOL! 

Because the metallic paper is so beautiful, you really do not need to add too many additional elements especially with the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle.  Let's take a look:

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Card details:

  • Basic Black card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
  • Basic White layer is 4-1/8 x 5-3/8"
  • Die cut the Blossoms die with the Rose Gold Metallic paper with thicker die
  • You will need a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Basic Black CS
  • Add Adhesive Sheet to basic of above piece
  • Die cut thinner blossom die on the Basic Black CS & adhere to Rose Gold
  • Glue blossom die cut to Basic White layer and add to black card base
  • Cut a 1/2 x 4-1/8 piece of Rose Gold Metallic paper and adhere to card front
  • Using Hippo & Friends Dies, cut the two labels, stamp word and adhere together & to card

I am in love with this card.  ***Make sure to watch my SAVI SUNDAY 61 video for a tip about removing all those little flower bits!

Here is the same card done with the Gold Metallic paper and I used the Gold Shimmer Ribbon.  

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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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How to Color a Galvanized Bucket

SAVI Sunday 59 Video:  How to Color a Galvanized Bucket

Coloring a bucket or flower pot to make it look like a galvanized pot is a lot easier than you think.  The key is using the color lifter.  In my video link above I show you exactly how to achieve this look.

Here is a close-up of the pot I colored:

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And here is the full look at my card:

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Card Details:

  • Thick Basic White card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  • Regular Basic White card stock 4-/4 x 5-1/2" die cut and adhere to card base
  • Another piece of Basic White CS 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 to stamp bucket, flowers and words
  • Color bucket & flowers, die cut all three elements with Potted Succulents Dies
    • I used ink colors listed below with Stampin' Up! Blending Brushes
  • Using same label die, cut a piece of Coastal Cabana CS to offset under words
  • Attached words with Mini Dimensionals
  • Adhere pot with adhesive and the succulent cluster with Dimensionals
  • Adhere Artistry Blooms sequins

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8 Backgrounds & A Bonus using Succulent Dies

Hello There!  Lots to look at today and I'm excited to share these projects!  Every Wednesday, I go Live on Facebook (@Stamp with Lisa Brown) at 8:30 pm EST.  

Here is a edited version of my Live recording from two weeks ago when I featured the beautiful background die from the Potted Succulents.

I made 8 Different Backgrounds with A Bonus!  I have since completed each one using the Simply Succulents Bundle (stamps and dies).

1. )  Classic White-on-White

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2.)  White on Dark Background (Blackberry Bliss)

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3.)  Dark over Light  (same color family... blues with Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay)

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4.)  Color over Color (using same color cardstock... Mango Melody)

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5.)  Using Snippets of the Dies  (die in Basic White on Soft Sea Foam cardstock base)

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6.)  Use Die as a Mask for Embossing Paste

I die cut the background die 2x's and glued them together to make thicker for the Embossing Paste depth. 

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7.)  Die cut using Foil paper

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8.)  Die cut in Basic White and using Blending Brushes to spread colors over die cut background.  

Make sure to color over a piece of Basic White at least 6 x 6

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BONUS or #9.)  Use the negative from the colored die above.... This is probably my favorite!

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Main colors I used for coloring the succulents are:  Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, and Calypso Coral Blends Combo Packs.

The gray pots are stamped on Basic White and colored with Smokey Slate Blends Combo Pack and the Color Lifter.  The brown pots are stamped on Soft Suede card stock. 

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