Monday, October 16, 2017

Create a Frame with a Large Cling Stamp

Happy Monday, friends!

I know it's not the first time I used the same title. Today's post is one of those.
As you may remember my first take with Berry Speckled (see here).

This time I had another go with this stamp and did something a little differently.

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I started by stamping the tip of  BERRY SPECKLEDand positioned it in my MISTI whenever I can. I must say this likely would only work on the regular size MISTIor Tim Holtz Stamp Positioner The mini MISTI may be a bit too challenging to maneuver such a stamp due to its size.


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I still love Spectrum Aqua Markers...

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(comes with 4 sets: Primary, Nature Floral, Essentials )
 The color choices, functionality and price were more than enough to get me on board.
Every time I use these Aqua Markers, I never disappoint.

Let's face it....stamps and dies are not cheap. This stamp will give your money worth if you maximize its use. You can stamp it straight on (as it is intended) or just use part of the stamp to create a frame...

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I remember when I started to get back stamping in 2009. I had VERY minimal stamps and supplies. Back in those days, I would crank out a dozen cards with one little stamp....! 
I am truly thankful that I now own a lot of stamps and often get to create with the latest release. 
Thinking back, I realize how creativity can rise above even when you have limited supplies.
You can relate to what I am saying, right? 

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Penny Black has come up with their latest release Peaceful Winter
 I will be blogging about the new stamps and dies. If you see your favorite in stock, you should act soon. Some of the popular ones are out of stock already! All products I used are highlighted. Just click and shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

(shop at Simon Says Stamp with code "HARVEST" to get $5 off)
Do check out my previous post about deals and promotions here.

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Accessories: MISTI, Champagne Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Deals and Promotions

Hello friends!

I popping in with some specials and promotions. 
Altenew is having a 15% off on ALL KITS and COLLECTIONS.
Today is the last day!
with code  TAKE15OFF

Shop here or click on photo 
Use code" TAKE15OFF"
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This month’s card kit is awesome!
You might want to get it while sullies last!

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You can use code  HARVEST to get $5 off.  
See the latest over Simon Says Stamp here
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You can find out the new release from Concord & 9th  here!
I love the versatility of this bundle!
It is  $174 value.
When you buy this one-click BUNDLE, you'll earn the FREE Merry die too! 
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Virtue of Embossing

Hello friends!
Do you love Embossing? If you do, come on in!

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 Just Because 
(shop Altenew here, shop Simon Says Stamp here)

This stamp set is gor-ge-ous ....
it involves some coloring if you want to go for that.

I decided to explore the intricate stamp and do white-embossing.
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You can use any kind of white embossing powder,
preferably the fine and detailed ones, such as this or this.

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After the initial embossing, the grey card stock looks a bit faint against the white embossing.
I then took the darker shades of Warm Gray Oval Ink Pad(shop Altenew here,  Simon Says Stamp here) and applied ink to all the corners. I love what I saw as the contrast is more prominent and defined.

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Do you like the colorful sentiment? All inks are from Altenew (see here).
The white splatter? White Pico Embellisher.
I am quite pleased how this card turned out. I love this sentiment as it serves all kinds of occasions.
I hope that you like it, too.
One more thing I want to mention is that linking products to stores takes time and I do appreciate that you find them helpful. If you do make a purchase through my links, I am very grateful.

Lastly, Altenew is having a 15% off on ALL KITS and COLLECTIONS.
with code TAKE15OFF
This deal is for 48 hours only (till Oct. 16th)
Shop here or click on photo 
Use code" TAKE15OFF"
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You can use code  HARVEST to get $5 off. 
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Altenew JUST BECAUSE

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Just Because Stamp Set

Saturday, October 14, 2017

FUN Ways to Use a Border Die

Hello friends! 
I am popping in to share a project with you. 

 You can check out the entire release "Make Spirits Bright"  here.
I just got this die in the mail the other day.
While creating, I found a simple yet sophisticated  approach with the die.

I ran the die through my old Cuttlebug twice to create more than just a border.
You can even create an entire panel with this die...that would be cool, too!
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For the berries, I added Red Sequins to the larger dots and applied Nuvo Pink Champagne.

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 The sequin berries instantly lighten up the card and add pops of colors! Because it is so simple, I colored the die cut berries and leaves and adhered them near the sentiment.

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And oh...the sentiment is from this darling set.

Simon Says Clear Stamps MERRY AND BRIGHT SSS101781 Making Spirits Bright
Simon Says Clear Stamps MERRY AND BRIGHT


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Card Kit of The Month NOVEMBER 2017 KIND FLOWERS CK1117
 
*coupon code is not valid for card kit
Act fast if you do not subscribe, this kit is going to be popular!

Use coded "HARVEST" to shop
  "Make Spirits Bright"  here.
see the latest here.

Also, it's the last day to get 15% off Stencils and Inks Sprays!
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Code: SAVE15

 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Watercolor Stamping & Gilding Flakes

Hello friends!
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I have this stamp for a while now and, finally, I got a chance to give it some LOVE!


I started out with stamping the image with Zig Markers and Distress Inks.
Then things didn't pan out the way I had envisioned....
The color mix became murky due to the timing and color choice. 


Enters the
from: Simon Says Stamp

BEST cover-up ever!
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 be warned: gilded flakes can be a hot mess.
Every time I open it, I feel like the flakes are going to fly out...( like a Pandora's box!? LOL)
I have a designated cardboard box when using the gilding flakes. I find it much easier to contain the mess. Also, try not to sneeze or have small children around
There, you are good to go.

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However, you might ask...."Is it worth it?"
If you like the artsy, glitzy and polished look, then it's definitely worth it!
A jar of  Tonic RADIANT GOLD Nuvo Gilding Flakes can last a long time!

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So far, I find that the easiest way using the gilded flakes is dabbing the ZIG Glue Pen and then press and cover the flakes into it. You can use these glue pen (see here).  
Double-sided tape like these will work best when adding stripey accent or embellishments.

The sentiment is from Yuletide sentiment.
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Hope that you enjoy reading about Gilding Flakes and this lovely stamp set  BERRY SPECKLED
You can find out the latest release about Penny Black Stamps here.


Of course, I also used my new favorite toy  Heatwave Pen (We R Memory Keepers)
and added that fine line at the bottom and a few tiny gold dots. 

By the way, you can see Simon Says Stamp latest release here!
 You can use code "HARVEST" to get $5 off.
I just got a few items from this release in the mail today
I can't wait to create and share with you!

BIG thanks to you for shopping through my highlighted link. 
If you do, I know my posts are helpful, informative and inspiring (hopefully)..... 💓
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NEW from SSS and Altenew Stencil/ Ink Spray Promotion

Hello friends!
a quick post about Simon Says Stamp's Christmas/Holiday release!

Click the following photo for more details.
Making Spirits Bright Collection

Making Spirits Bright Collection!
Here are a few that caught my eyes....
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  STAINED GLASS GREETINGS 
HOLLY OVAL FRAME Wafer Dies S487 Making Spirits Bright
HOLLY OVAL FRAME Wafer Dies 

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp CENTER CUT KALEIDOSCOPE Background SSS101766 Making Spirits Bright 
CENTER CUT KALEIDOSCOPE Background 
REJOICE Wafer Dies
REJOICE Wafer Dies 


Simon Says Stencils FROZEN FRACTALS STENCIL SSST121400 Making Spirits Bright
Simon Says Stencils FROZEN FRACTALS STENCIL
 
and many more....

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  Altenew is having a Stencil and Ink Sprays promotion!
I am sharing a few of my favorite stencils and cards.

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Stencils and Ink Sprays

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Cube Builder Stencil
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 you are amazing by Virginia Lu


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Layered Kaleidoscope A&B Stencil Bundle
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 I hope this gives you some ideas how these stencils were used.
Here is the link for all stencils and sprays.

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