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Hello Stamping Friends,
I have one more card to post from my April card class. This one uses the Let It Ride stamp set and is a case of Kim Baker at www.kims-kreative-korner.blogspot.com.
Stamps: Let It Ride, High Tide (birds), Barn Door, Crackle Paint
Tools: Sliding Door Framelits Dies, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder,
Inks: Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Soft Sky Blue
Stampin’ Blends: Dark & Light Soft Suede, Light Smoky Slate (hooves)
Special Technique: Sponging with saran wrap. I wadded up a piece of saran wrap and put it in one of those big black desk clips. I masked off the separation between sky and meadow and masked off the horse. I stamped the sky, changed saran wrap and switched the mask on the meadow to the sky and then stamped the meadow in green. It gave the card a textured sort of sponging and took much less time. Looks a lot like grass don’t you think?!
I used the Stamparatus to stamp the horse (and needed it) so I could stamp a second time and press a little extra on the mane. I triple stamped the trees using the Stamparatus so they would be a deep green and then moved the hinge on the Stamparatus and did a couple of shadow stamps to create a forest.
Dimensions: Note – the layers are flush to the bottom
- Crumb Cake: 11″ X 4 1/4″, Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″; Make a pencil mark 2 1/8″ down at the left hand side of the front and cut diagonally from that mark to the 2 3/4″ score line
- Real Red: 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″, Score at 2 5/8″; Make a pencil mark 2 1/16″ down on the left hand side of the front and cut diagonally from the mark to 2 5/8″ score line. Emboss with the Pinewood Plank embossing folder
- Very Vanilla: 5 5/16″ (5 1/4 + 1/16″) X 4 1/8″
- Crumb Cake: 3″ X 4″ for the gate; stamp and cut the entire barn door then cut in half
- Black Scrap: 2″ X 2″ for hardware on the door
- Red Strip: 5/8″ X 2 1/2″, emboss with the Pinewood Plank, roll the paper with your fingers to create the look of the front of a post, place an adhesive dimensional strip down the middle to adhere; adhere a bit down from the top so you don’t see the adhesive.
Stamp your name on the back and send to your favorite horse lover!
We have two weeks left of the Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog so be sure and check your wish list to make sure you purchased what you can’t live without. I recommend stocking up on your paper since the price goes up with the new catalog June 4th. Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!
The hostess code for the next party is DP7XS3NC. The new catalog launch is Saturday, June 8th, in conjunction with the craft garage sale. Hope you can make it! Click on the calendar to view all the upcoming events. My first Christmas Stamp
A Stack will be in August. Check it out!
SAL, Saddle A Lovely horse
Hello Stamping Friends,
It is almost time for me to head off to the Stampin’ Up! convention in Orlando. Paul is going with me and we are making it a vacation with a trip to San Antonio for my niece’s wedding after the first days of convention. What fun!
For Pastor Appreciation this month I thought the High Tide set with a bit of electrical science would be fun.
I began these instructions as my first video which is why I showed the supplies this way. The camera and lighting didn’t work so we are back to the drawing board on doing videos.
- Base of card 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- (2) Whisper White outside and inside layers 5 1/4 X 4
- Night of Navy for greeting 1 3/4 X 2 1/2
- Whisper White top of greeting 1 1/2 X 2 1/4
- Whisper White for lighthouse 1 1/2 X 3 1/2
- Sahara Sand Shoreline 2 X 5 1/4
- 1/4″ Copper Adhesive Tape, cut down the middle to make it 1/8″ wide
- CR 1220 Lithium Battery
- Chibitronics Lights
I ordered the last three supplies through Amazon.
I used the High Tide stamp set for most of the scene and the Waterfront stamp set for the mountains.
The Stamparatus was the best tool to perfectly line up the stamps to do the two step stamping on the lighthouse. (Note: the stamp set containers fit underneath the plates to give a nice solid surface for inking your stamps.) Remember to use the foam pad with the photopolymer stamps for clear stamping. I cut a piece of grid paper to help me line up the image. Stampin’ Up! now has grid paper made for the Stamparatus (#149621. In my previous post I show all the supplies available and four videos on using the Stamparatus to its full potential.
Layers: Stamparatus, foam pad, grid paper, magnets (yes, I already broke mine but I can order another).
Many of the videos show stamping first and then cutting to the size you want. This gives a larger piece for the magnets to hold so the paper doesn’t pull up when you stamp. I already had my pieces cut to size for my class so I had to be careful as I stamped to pull up the plate slowly so as not to pull the paper out of position.
The background was stamped with Smoky Slate:
Now you can lay your second lighthouse stamp perfectly over the first, press the other plate to pick it up, ink it in Cajun Craze and stamp for a perfect lighthouse. Now fussy cut the image and you are ready to do some fun art and science.
– Step 1 – Mountains -I used the mountains in the Waterfront set and stamped one mountain on a sticky note and fussy cut to be a mask. I will keep that in the stamp set. After you have fussy cut your lighthouse, you need to look at where it will be in reference to the water so you know where to stamp the water and mountains so your light shines on the sponged sunset sky and is between the mountains. Stamp the middle mountain first, mask and then stamp one to the right and one to the left of middle using tranquil tide.
-Step 2 – Water – Stamp the water ripples with the High Tide water stamp in Night of Navy, sponge to fill in
-Step 3- Sun – Leaving the mountain mask in place, stamp the sun and stamp again on sticky note for a mask; note: the sun in the Waterfront is very “artistic” compared to the more symmetrical sun in the High Tide set.
-Step 4 – Birds – stamp a partial of the birds in the High Tide set directly over the mountains in Memento black
-Step 5 – Sky – Have fun with sponging the sky. Start with your lightest color – So Saffron, then Crushed Curry then a bit of Perfect plum for the very top and sides and finish with Cajun Craze directly around the sun.
Let’s visit a video from Michelle’s Crafting Corner for the science. She uses a circuit pen for the light but just follow the directions with the circuit tape. Forward her video to the 15 minute point.
Hopefully that gives you the guidelines you need to make a light up card. Send a picture of one that you create!
SAL, Shine A Light
Hello Stamping Friends,
We have a few days left of July and the chance to buy 3 sets of Designer Series Paper and get one pack free.
Paper Pumpkin is offering 50% off for new subscribers who subscribe by August 10:
Would you love getting 10 new stamp pads in the stackable design for free? Join my team for $99 and get $125 of products with free shipping plus a ten pack of new stamp pads in the color family of your choice! July is the absolute best month to join as a hobby demonstrator. As is always the case, your first quarter purchases count toward qualifying for your second quarter requirement of $300. Join now and you can order at 20% savings for six months from the new annual catalog, the Holiday catalog, which will be out in September, and then in December you can order from the Occasions catalog in the preorder available only to demonstrators. If you don’t make your $300 by December 31, you will be in ‘pending’ for the month of January (Sale A Bration time) and you will still be able to order with a 20% demonstrator discount!! If you happen to make your qualifying $300 – which only cost you $240 – by January 31, you now have another quarter to order at 20% off. Whew…..that was a lot to articulate. Contact me if you are interested.
So what have I been making? I have two cards that just beg to have a video to showcase them but I found out I needed a lapel mike, a C boom arm and a couple more lights. I will keep working at it. I wish I had a picture of our first attempt at the video. It was hilarious. We put a chair on the table and the tripod through the chair so the camera was directly over my work but alas everything was upside down and nothing in the camera manual showed how we could invert the video. Sigh…… Stay tuned, it will happen yet!
Lilypad Lake, High Tide and Waterfront Birthday Card
The ‘Lilypad Lake’ framelits cut out the waves and the sailboats; ‘High Tide’ gives us the birds and the sun. The inside is the ‘Waterfront’ stamp set with its watercolor look. I made another card using the retired ‘Holiday Home’ with the watercolor mountains in the background. The inside uses a greeting from ‘Beautiful You’ and a watercolor Colorado pine tree look with the ‘Waterfront’ stamp set! The ‘High Tide’ set provides the birds again!
Don’t forget to check out the clearance rack. There are some great Christmas products at reduced prices. My favorite is the set we used last year to make these two cards.
Hello Stamping Friends,
Tomorrow starts a new sale from Stampin’ Up! Buy one Fast Fuse Adhesive and get two refills free. Fast fuse is stronger than our regular snail adhesive and the refills have 21.9 yards, about 67% more than a snail refill. Stampin’ Up! offered this sale last fall and sold out faster than anyone could imagine so they promised they would have the sale again, but it is only while supplies last and only for five days starting tomorrow, February 8, and ending February 12. So stock up now and save!
Use hostess code VJHRB73X if your order is under $150 and remember it is Sale A Bration days so every $50 order earns you a free product (and a special thank you gift from me)! Click to see the video:
Have you ever been on a hot air balloon ride? My Son In Law, Jonathan (Bud), gave Paul and I a ride for my birthday a couple of years ago and it was phenomenal! He has been a balloon pilot for Wild West Balloon Adventures in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for years.
With a balloon pilot in the family, the Lift Me Up stamp set with matching thinlits was a must have for me. It is on page 58 of the Annual Catalog; the matching Up & Away thinlits are on page 216 and have an extra-large balloon thinlit with smaller thinlits for the colors behind the main balloon so you can build your own balloon with no fussy cutting. My husband built this balloon birthday card for Jonathan casing one from Pinterest:
The birds are from the High Tide stamp set on page 140 of the Annual Catalog. The sun is from a retired set but we have a new stamp set in the Sale A Bration brochure which has the same type of sun image.
My daughter, Stacia, just announced that she and Jonathan are purchasing the Wild West Balloon Adventure Company of Steamboat Springs!! What a thrilling new chapter for them. Time for a celebration card!
I used the Amazing You free Sale A Bration stamp set shown above with the Lift Me Up stamps and Up & Away Thinlits to make a Double Z fold congratulations card for them:
I took a screen shot of one of the balloons shown on their website and then printed it on card stock to make the card personal. Julie Davison has a great video tutorial for this card at http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/search?q=Lift+Me+Up
Is going for a ride in a hot air balloon something you have dreamed of doing? Visit Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Jonathan and Stacia will make the experience a wonderful one for you! Click on the picture to visit their website:
Don’t forget that Fast Fuse Five day sale!
SAL, Sail ALong – together you and I – for we can fly!