Hydrangea Haven

 

There is a technique called “No Line Coloring” that I have seen so many beautiful samples of that I decided to try it myself.  This technique is where you use rubber (or photopolymer) stamps to make an image but you can’t really see the outline of the image so it looks like you just colored it using markers, pencils, Blends, etc.

To make a “No Line” image I first stamped the Hydrangea from the stamp set called Hydrangea Haven using Smoky Slate ink and stamped off once on a piece of scrap paper and then I stamped it on Basic White cardstock.  You could hardly see the lines (which is obviously the point).  Then I used my Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather Blend to color the flower part.  This totally covered up all the Smoky Slate ink and makes it look like you just colored Hydrangea flowers on a piece of card stock.  I did the same thing using Old Olive Blends for the leaves and stem.

Here is a close up of the Hydrangea flower.  You can’t even see where I stamped the image using the Smoky Slate ink up close.

Stampin Up Hydrangea Haven

After coloring the flower I then backed it with some Fresh Freesia card stock and a piece of the 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper in Fresh Freesia.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Lots Of Heart in Basic Gray ink to soften it a little and cut it out using the Banners Pick A Punch on one end.  This stamp set is in the January – June Mini Catalog and is retiring on June 30th so if you like, you need to order it before the end of this month.  It has coordinating dies called Many Hearts and you can still save 10% if you order them both in a bundle.  Lastly I added some Pastel Pearls.

You should try “No Line Coloring”.  It is a fun technique to do.

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Lots Of Hearts

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Almost everyday I make cards because I love to do it.  The thing is, I don’t send out many.  I have no idea why but that is how it has been.  During the past year, I realized that I can’t socialize with friends and I haven’t seen a lot of my family so I needed  to find a way to let them know I miss them and that I am thinking of them often.  This was my duh moment.  I can send them cards!  Why I didn’t think of the earlier, I have no idea but I have been sending them a lot lately.

This card is a perfect one I can use to send to someone to let them know I am thinking of them.  I used the stamp set called Lots Of Heart.  It has coordinating dies called Many Hearts.  Both are in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog and will be retiring on May 3rd.  I think this set is great for Valentines but it can also be used year round because the sentiments also include “thank you”, “my heart smiles just thinking about you” and “sent with lots of love”.

To make this card, I first stamped the middle heart in Real Red Ink and cut it out using the coordinating die.  Then I cut out the Basic Black outline around the heart and the Basic White scalloped heart.  I layered that on top of a piece of True Love Designer Series Paper.  This DSP is great because it is all black and white and you can leave it the way it comes or color it using Stampin Blends.  This DSP will also be retiring on May 3rd.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Basic White scrap card stock and then cut out the ends by hand.  I adhered it to the card using Stampin’  Dimensionals.

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Pierced Blooms

Stampin Up Pierced Blooms

This is the last week of the Stampin’ Up!® Sale-a-bration.  There are so many fun products in the SAB catalog that you can get for free with a qualifying order until February 28th.  Then these products will no longer be available (free or otherwise).

One of the best products in the 2021 SAB Catalog is the Designer Series Paper Called Oh So Ombre.  This pack has 48 sheets of double sided paper.  One side has a design and the other side is just plain except the color is darker on the top and gradually turns lighter towards the bottom.  I used it for this card so you can see how it looks.  I love this paper.  It really adds a lot of interest to a card.

Another new favorite product I have are the dies called Pierced Blooms.  This die set is in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog has 25 dies in all.  There are flowers in all different shapes and sizes, as well as different leaves, a stem and a bow.  Everything has stitching in it except the stem and the bow.  These dies are part of a bundle that includes a stamp set called In Bloom and you can save 10% by purchasing them together.

To make this card I first layered a piece of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper on a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I layered them on top of a Basic White card base.  I cut out the flowers using Daffodil Delight cardstock and the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Lastly I cut the flower centers out of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Lots Of Heart.  This set is also in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog

Don’t forget there is only one week left of Sale-a-bration! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A an assortment of six 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper packs
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

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Lots Of Heart

Stampin Up Lots Of Heart

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day and that you could spend time with someone or something you love.  Rob and I are enjoying our time in Florida.  There is nothing like a little sunshine, sand and water to soothe your soul and relax you.

Here is another Valentine I made this year using the Lots Of Heart stamp set and the coordinating dies called Many Hearts.  This bundle is in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog and you can save 10% by purchasing them together.   You know, you can always use hearts year round and not just for Valentine’s Day.  Hearts are great for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or any other time you want to show someone you care.

When I designed this card, I found a piece of Well Suited Designer Series Paper that I had cut a piece out of.  I decided to cut off that section and was left with a odd shaped piece so I ended using the corner of it.  I adhered it to a piece of Basic Gray cardstock that was also a leftover and fit perfectly.

After that I stamped the heart in Cherry Cobbler ink using the plaid heart in the Lots Of Heart stamp set.  The best way to ink up and stamp this heart is to use your Stamparatus.  That way if the solid area does not come out totally covered in ink you can ink it up again and re-stamp it in the exact same place.  Then I cut it out using the coordinating heart die.  The Many Heart Dies include a die that cuts out the outline as well as the inside heart so I used that die three times.  I cut the plaid heart out and then two more out of Basic Gray cardstock.  I layered the outline of one around the plaid heart and the other to use by itself.

The sentiment if from the stamp set called Meant To Be which is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. 

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Lots Of Heart

Stampin Up Lots Of Heart

One of my favorite colors of all time is Seaside Spray.  It is an 2019/2021 In Color.  The bad news it is going to retire at the end of this Annual Catalog on May 3rd.  I plan on using it a lot in the next few months.  This is also a reminder to all of you, that if you like any of the InColors that are retiring this year, you need to purchase them as soon as possible because once the retirement list comes out, they sell out very quickly.  The other retiring InColors are Pretty Peacock (another favorite of mine), Rococo Rose, Purple Posy and Terracotta Tile.  If you bought any of those ink pads, then make sure you have a re-inker.

I like non-traditional colors when it comes to holidays.  If you recall, one of my Christmas cards this year was Rococo Rose and Rich Razzleberry.  Red and Green for Christmas is great but you can also use other colors.  I made this card for Valentine’s Day and, of course, Seaside Spray and Daffodil Delight are not your normal colors for Valentine’s but I love them anyway.

To make this card, I first cut out the Seaside Spray frame using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Then I used a die from the Suit & Tie Dies and cut out the strips of Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White that I used in the background.  I attached them to the Seaside Spray frame using Multipurpose Glue.  Here is a little trick to make them evenly spaced.  I used a 1/8″ scrap of cardstock that I had and placed it in-between each strip before gluing them down.   I layered all of that onto a piece of Basic White cardstock.  I stamped the two hearts from the Lots of Heart stamp set and cut them out using the coordinating dies called Many Hearts.  This bundle is in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The little XOXOXO is also a die from this set.  I cut it out in Seaside Spray and then Daffodil Delight and pieced the X’s & O’s inside the Seaside Spray die cut.  I love that the O’s are really hearts.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A an assortment of six 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper packs
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

Click on the Join Now button to the right or feel free to contact me for more informatio 

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