Art Gallery

Stampin Up Art Gallery

Stampin’ Up!® is having a great sale during the month of March on certain products that are in the 2021/2022 Annual Catalog.  One of the products on sale is the Art Gallery bundle.  This bundle includes the stamp set called Art Gallery and the Floral Gallery Dies.  If you purchase them separately you would pay $56 but if you purchase them in a bundle during March you can get it for $44.75!

The Art Gallery stamp set is a two step stamp set.  This means it can two or more stamps to make an image.  I love two-step stamps because you can make a image with two different colors.  In this set the flowers are two step stamps.  Plus this stamp set has nine different sentiments included in it.  The sentiments cover just about any occasion you would send a card to someone for.   The Floral Gallery dies cut out all the leaves and flowers but also cut out the sentiments using a scalloped die.  Plus there is another die that cuts out the words “just want to say”.  It is a great all around stamp set.

To make this card, I first stamped the flowers in Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight ink.  Then I used the second of the two step stamps to add the Gold Leafing.  I first stamped it in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with Heat & Stick Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  You have to be careful not to overheat it or it loses the stickiness you need.  Then I pressed it into a box filled with Gold Leafing.  The gold sticks to where you added the Heat & Stick Powder.  You just need to take a sponge or cloth and wipe off the excess.  It is such an easy way to add some sparkle to your card.

After making the flowers, I stamped the leaves and stems in Old Olive ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I took a Basic White card base and added a layer of Misty Moonlight card stock onto it.  Then I added a piece of You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper on top of that.  I cut out a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangle dies and layered that onto another piece of Misty Moonlight card stock.  I glued the stems on top and added the flowers using Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and cut it out using the coordinating die from Floral Gallery.  I adhered that using Mini Dimensionals.  Lastly I added some Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels.

Remember this sale is only during the month of March or until products run out.  Here is the list of what is on sale.  There are some great sets included as well and the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine.


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All Squared Away

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All Squared Away is one of those stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog that you might skip at first look.  It is nice.  It has four different square patterns and some fun sentiments but it doesn’t say wow until you notice the coordinating die set called Floral Squares.  Now those make the stamp set much more interesting.  Now you know what those squares are for.  They are used as a background to the fun, quirky dies.  I love it!  Right now you can get the All Squared Away bundle on sale!

To make this card I first stamped three of the squares in Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink and Pale Papaya (three of the newest In Colors).  Since they are square they were easy to cut out using my Paper Trimmer.  I adhered them to a Basic White card base.

I decided I wanted to pop up the die cuts so before I cut them out using the Floral Squares die, I added a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back of a piece of Soft Succulent card store and then cut them out using the dies.  I had to run it through my Cut & Emboss Machine 2-3 times for it to cut all the way through.  I peeled off the backing paper and placed them over the stamped squares.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Soft Succulent ink.

By the way, if you purchase this set as a bundle you can save 10%!

Here is a side glance to show you how they add dimension to the card using the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

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I made a couple of other cards in the past using this bundle.  You can see them HERE and HERE.

 

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Art Gallery

Stampin Up Art Gallery

Sometimes when a new catalog comes out, I forget about the “old” stuff.  I try to go through my stamp sets every now and then and pull out something I haven’t used in a long time.  The stamp set called Art Gallery is one of those sets.  I can’t remember which catalog it first appeared in.  I think it must have been another mini catalog but it is still in the 2021/2022 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog and it is still one of my favorites.  This set also has coordinating dies called Floral Gallery and together they make beautiful cards.

To make this card I first put a 4″ x 5.25″ inch piece of Basic White card stock in the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through my Cut “N Emboss machine.  This embossing folder reminds me of the house I grew up in that had stucco walls with a texture like this.  I layered this on a Basic White card base.

The flowers in this set are DisINKtive stamps which means they create different opacities with a single stamp.  In some place the ink will be darker than in others.  Plus this stamp set is a two-step stamp set which means it can take two or more stamps to make an image.  I stamped the larger flowers in Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay inks.  You can see how there are light and dark sections of the petals.  I stamped the smaller flowers in Highland Heather ink and the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Then I cut them all out using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Highland Heather ink and cut it out using one of the label dies in this set. 

 

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Art Gallery

Hello everyone.  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge was to make a “get well” or “thinking of you” card.  I chose to use the Art Gallery Stamp set with the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies.

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One of the reasons I love this stamp set is because it has a lot of very useful sentiments.  Besides the one I used, it also has happy birthday, thank you, I miss you, congratulations, sorry, best wishes and you are lovely.  There is a sentiment for just about everything.

I stamped the flowers in this set a little differently.  The flowers in this set are two step stamps.  This means it takes two or more stamps to make an image.  I did not use the main background stamp on my flowers.  Instead I used the stamp that highlights the flowers using Blushing Bride ink.  Then I took my Blushing Bride Stampin Write Marker and lightly put strokes of color over the top using the side of the marker and not the tip.  I like how there is a lot of white space on the flowers.  I stamped the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink and then cut everything out using the coordinating dies.

I layered the flowers over a Basic White and Smoky Slate oval using the Layering Oval Dies.  As a side note, these dies are retiring on May 3rd or as long as supplies last.  These are a definite must have set of dies.  There are eight different sized ovals and seven scalloped ovals.  I placed everything on top of a piece of Basic White cardstock that I embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

The sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set I used really says “I’m thinking of you”.  It is rare that I would send a sympathy or thinking of you card without saying it was from Rob and me so I masked the word I’m using Washi Tape, inked the stamp in Smoky Slate, pulled off the Washi Tape (that part is very important or you will get a big blob of ink on your card stock) and then stamped it. I cut it out using one of the dies in the Floral Gallery set.   Lastly I added some Pastel Pearls.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  They make the most beautiful cards.

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Sneak Peek Art Gallery

Stampin Up Art Gallery

Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday Stampin’ Up!® had their OnStage At Home. They could not have a live meeting because of COVID but they were able to put on a spectacular virtual meeting.  We saw some amazing projects made with products that are in the January – June 2021 Catalog (which by the way, you are going to love!).  One of the best perks of attending the OnStage events is you get to order some of the new products coming out in January.

My pre-order arrived today (yes, I had to expedite it because I am an impatient person) and I had time to sit down and make a card while waiting for the blind installer (no he is not blind.  He is a window blind installer) to arrive.  As a side note, we have had Press N Seal all over our windows since early May because we had no blinds or curtains in our new house and it took this long for them to be installed.  If you ever need to block a window, Press N Seal works great.  It stayed up all summer!

The stamp set I used for this card is called Art Gallery.  It is featured on the cover of the new mini catalog and I knew I would have to have it the minute I saw it.  It is part of a Suite that includes the stamp set, dies called Floral Gallery, an embossing folder, Designer Series Paper, gorgeous ribbon and embellishments.  At OnStage At Home, Shelli (one of the founders of Stampin’ Up!®) and her daughter, Sara (now CEO) made some cards using this Suite.  The card I made is based on one of there cards only I changed a few things.

I first made the background using the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder.  I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock using this folder.  It looks a little bit like stucco on a house.  I added  some Pool Party ink using the new Blending Brushes that will be in the catalog (which are awesome) and then sponged some Pretty Peacock over the top.  I think Sara put ink on the folder and then ran it through her Cut & Emboss machine and then sponged but you can do it either way.

The stamps in this set are two step stamps where two stamps are used to one make one image.  In this case I used Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody on the large flower and Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo on the other flowers.  The smaller flowers and stem are one stamp so I first stamped it in Granny Apple Green and then again in Blushing Bridge.  I cut them both out using the coordinating die and then trimmed the stems off the pink one and adhered it onto the green one.  You could also use markers to do ink the flowers and stems in the two different colors .  The sentiment is cut out using one of the dies in this set too.

Here is the card Sara made:

Here is the cover of the new mini catalog that begins on January 4th.  As you can see it is already well loved.


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