Friday, May 25, 2018

Graceful Glass Suite

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Hold onto your hats! Today's card uses a new gorgeous specialty series paper that will be available in the new 2018-2019 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog.  As a Stampin' Up demonstrator, we have the opportunity to get our hands on new product before the catalogs even come out. That's one of my favorite perqs!

At the Stampin' Up OnStage event we got to play with products from the Graceful Glass Suite of Products. This suite has the gorgeous "Painted Glass" stamp set and coordinating Stained Glass Thinlits Dies. And the Graceful Glass 6" by 6" Designer Vellum is stunning!
For this card, we colored a 5-1/2" by 2" strip of the Graceful Glass Vellum with the new Light Lovely Lipstick and Light Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends (available mid-June). I used four strategically placed Glue Dots to adhere my colored vellum piece to a 5-1/2" by 2" Whisper White Card Stock strip before adhering it to a Lovely Lipstick Card Stock card base. I wrapped a length of the 1/8" Black Cord--also from the Graceful Glass Suite--around the card and tied it into a bow.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the "Painted Glass" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a 3/4" by 2-1/2" strip of Whisper White Card Stock. I used my Paper Snips to flag the ends of a 1/2" by 4-1/2" strip of Pineapple Punch Card Stock. I adhered the Pineapple Punch piece directly to the card with Snail Adhesive and the sentiment piece with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

I can't wait to play some more with the gorgeous suite of products!!

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Glue Dots

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Delightfully Detailed

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I think we've waited long enough. I know I've been dying to share some projects from the NEW 2018-2019 Stampin' Up catalog! You only have to wait a few more days before you can order these goodies, so I'm going to start sharing early to whet your appetite.

We made today's card at Stampin' Up's OnStage event at the beginning of April. I've got to tell you that when I flipped through the new catalog, I completely missed the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper on page 189. Even when I went back to take a look at these delicately detailed laser-cut sheets, I was all "meh" about them. But then we used them on one of our make-and-takes and WOW! I'm in love with this paper. There are 8 sheets of 12" by 12" paper--4 sheets of a beautiful floral design and 4 sheets with distinct patterns to cut and use on the coordinating Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes on page 193. Each sheet is Vanilla on one side and White on the other. Look at this pretty note card we made!!

We started with our choice of Delightfully Detailed Note Cards--they come in two colors: Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla. We cut out one of the detailed pieces from the Delightfully Detailed Specialty DSP and adhered it to the front of the Note Card. We added a 1" by 4" strip of Grapefruit Grove Card Stock and a 4" piece of the gorgeous Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon--which comes in Very Vanilla and Whisper White.

We stamped a sentiment from the "Detailed with Love" stamp sent in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a 2" square of Very Vanilla and rounded the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. We also added the fleur de lis with the same punch! The "Detailed with Love" stamp set and Detailed Trio Punch can be purchased as a bundled, saving 10% off the price of purchasing them separately!

To finish the card, we adhered the sentiment to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and added one Mint Macaron Faceted Dot for a finishing touch. Adorbs!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Super Duper

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Well, the day has come--the last time I'll be playing with retiring Stampin' Up products.  It's kind of sad--but only until I crack on with the NEW products in the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog starting tomorrow. I saved my favorite until last: the "Super Duper" stamp set. I love, love, love the sentiments in this set and I love the bold and fresh designs. I've made some really fun cards with this stamp set, including today's.

I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock panel. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the YAY! sentiment in the center of the card in Bermuda Bay Ink. I cleaned the stamp and inked it up again with Versamark Ink--the Stamparatus allows for perfect alignment and re-stamping. Then I sprinkled on some Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Gun.

I stamped the "time to celebrate" sentiment in Bermuda Bay Ink and added some sparkles--they look like fireworks to me--in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Inks. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this piece to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of the retiring Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. I wrapped around a length of retiring Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon before adhering the panel to a 4" by 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo Card Stock. Everything is adhered to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base.

Here's how the embossing looks up close and personal!  I wanted it to be shiny like the glimmer paper.

REMINDER: Retiring stamp sets will only be guaranteed to be available until May 25. All other products are NOT guaranteed and are only available while supplies last. ALL retiring items will be discontinued after May 31. So get this super duper cute set before time runs out!!

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Heat Tool

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Bird Banter

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Well, it's the last couple of days for me to play with Stampin' Up's retiring stamp sets and products. Beginning on Thursday, I'm switching over to NEW stuff from the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Before I get ahead of myself, let me say a fond farewell to one of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog: "Bird Banter." 

This set is too cute and it's one that you should have in your collection, especially if you like to color. I've colored these birds with Stampin' Blends (available again in mid-June), with Watercolor Pencils, with Stampin' Write Markers, and today's bird is colored using a Blender Pen and several classic inks. I think she turned out pretty cute--and I don't like to color!

I stamped the bird image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with a Layering Square Framelit. After I was sure the ink was dry, I used my Blender Pen to give the bird a Powder Pink cheek. I colored the top feathers, wing, and tail with Lemon Lime Twist Ink, and the beak and body with Daffodil Delight Ink. I added some Daffodil Delight Ink to the wing and tail feather, too. I used another Layering Square Framelit to cut a scalloped square mat from the center of a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black Card stock--and then used that as the mat under the Lemon Lime Twist panel.

I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock with the returning Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. I adhered this to the Basic Black Card Stock mat and wrapped a length of retiring Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon around before adhering to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base. I adhered the bird to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. She's just too cute, don't you think?

REMINDER: Retiring stamp sets will only be guaranteed to be available until May 25. All other products are NOT guaranteed and are only available while supplies last. ALL retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.

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Blender Pens