When your color palette is based on the Washi Tape you wanna use....

 

YEP!

That was me.

 

Remember my telling you I AM IN LOVE with the Myths and Magic Washi Tape???

 

Enter Dapper Denim.... :D

 

Amazing You (SAB), Picture Perfect Birthday, Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB), Brusho, Myths & Magic Washi Tape, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

There's quite a bit of elapsed time on this card, but it's SO WORTH IT!!

 

We used Brusho Crystal Color.

(I prefer to let it dry on it's own for best tie-dyed look.)

Btw, we punched the balloon out before using the Brusho.

 

 

Make sure you watch the video before you use it.

 

 

 

NOTE: DO NOT OPEN THE LID. Pierce 3 holes and use like a salt shaker.

 

We used Gamboge (orange...never heard of it before now) and Brilliant Red on the balloon.

 

 

Oh, here's a closeup of the Washi Tape. 

AND the "YOU".

It's stamped with the burst from Amazing You set; you can do it before or after running it through the Big Shot.

Amazing You (SAB), Picture Perfect Birthday, Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB), Brusho, Myths & Magic Washi Tape, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Here's the rest of the loot we used!:

Big Shot
$110.00

 

 

 

Have a fabulous weekend!!

OH!!! I'm STAMPING THE NIGHT AWAY on Saturday!!

 

If you wanna join us, you can still sign up!  Click here to RSVP



 

 

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Clearance Rack *REFRESHED*

 

 

Stampin' Up! just added LOTS more items to the CLEARANCE RACK!  Click here!

 

  • items discounted up to 70% 
  • lots of framelits/thinlits and embellishments and even some [recently] retired cardstock
  • as always, Clearance Rack is "while supplies last"

 

Are you looking for something you missed before it retired?

 

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK!

 

 

 

 

Ok my card for you today is a 2 for 1 deal!

 

2 techniques--1 amazing background! :D

 

 

 

Striped Wipe + Emboss Resist (without the emboss) =

 

Night in Bethlehem bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

We had a fun, messy time playing with this technique at my clubs this month!

 

 

YOU NEED:

  • Glossy Cardstock
  • VersaMark
  • baby wipes
  • Classic ink refills
  • something sturdy--and bigger than your glossy cardstock piece--to do the "swiping". (We used Dynamic Embossing Folders.)

 

1) Stamp your [stars] on Glossy cs FIRST and LET THEM DRY! (10 minutes?) **This allows the stars to RESIST the ink you're gonna swipe across it.

2) Drape a baby wipe over the edge of your "something sturdy" (our folded edge of our embossing folder) and stand it upright so baby wipe is at the top.

3) Drip Classic Ink refill colors across that edge, making sure they to wick together. (We used 3 different colors; I did 3 or 4 drops of one color in a row, then continued with the last 2 colors in the same way. So I had 3 blocks of colors in a continuous row across the baby wipe/top edge of my folder.)

4) Lay Glossy cs on scrap paper; HOLD THE BABY WIPE SO IT'S TAUT, and swipe the inked edge across it from one end to the other. Continue until you have the coverage you desire.

• you can go back and forth to get good coverage

• MAKE SURE you keep the same colors in the same order

• wipe can last for 2 or 3 pieces of Glossy; if the color runs low, add more ink

5) LET DRY before attaching to your project. The color WILL fade.

 

 

 

Here's all the product we used:

 

Big Shot
$110.00

 

 

Have a happy Monday!

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I CAN COLOR!!!!

 

Probably most of you know, I just don't like to color when I stamp!

It's just a rare thing.

 

 

Part of it is I feel it takes longer!

And I'm a "stamp-n-go" kind o' girl!

 

 

Another thing is when I'm demoing, I try to be quick, so I'm not BORING you!!

 

 

But one last thing is I just don't feel like I color well!

I don't have a good concept of shading and the effects of lighting.

 

 

Well, I have to say, the Stampin' Blends made me look pretty impressive!

I'm so happy!!

 

Floral Statements, Stampin' Blends, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Look at my leaves!!!

 

 

I followed some of the techniques from the videos Stampin' Up! published.

CLICK HERE to see my original post with all these videos.

 

 

I used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and the Color Lifter.

 

 

2 things that helped me feel most comfortable were:

  • Working with a small area at a time, cuz they blend best when wet.
  • Starting with the darker shade first and covering it with the lighter and continuing blending to an UNcolored area.

 

 

OH--and DON'T FORGET you need the Memento ink pad for your base image with these markers!--AND let it dry before continuing to add color!!

 

 

 

In case you didn't check it out yet--and so YOU don't have to do the math--there is NO financial advantage to ordering the whole kit of markers at once.

 

 

It's EASIER ordering 1 item. But you don't save money.

 

 

Ok, so I also mentioned today's project as a little reminder of the November Paper Pumpkin Kit....

 

As I expected, the Buffalo Plaid was prominent in the October kit. Yay!!

 

And I expect the November kit to have the white version in some way.

CLICK HERE to sign up!

 

 SO EXCITED!!!

 

 

 

Here's my list:

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your day!!

 

 

 

 

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A blast from the past...

 

I have another sample for you using both the Merry Music Specialty DSP and the Every Good Thing stamp set.

 

Every Good Wish, Merry Music Specialty DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I also added Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon.

Can you tell what I did with it that I haven't done in a long time???

 

I tied a faux knot.

Do you remember that?

FOREVER ago!!

 

It's such a simple way to make a knot.

 

 

Here's a quick refresher:

You'll need maybe 6" of ribbon with the ends cut at a pointed angle + a hole punch.

  • Punch 2 holes close together in the front of your card. (The distance apart will be the size of the knot.)
  • Insert each end of the ribbon into separate holes in the front; pull through so the front/knot is flat and the ribbon lengths on the inside are the same.
  • Cross the ribbon ends inside and insert in opposite holes through to the front.
  • Pull fairly taught and cut your ribbon ends to the desired length.
  • Tada!! :D

 

 

 

Tomorrow is the last day you can take advantage of my special.

 

Place a $50, $100 or $150 order using hostess code SRUEUP6H and you'll earn FREEBIES from me and chances to earn the exclusive hostess set Merry Patterns.

  • $50 = Black Rhinestone Jewels + 1 chance at the hostess set
  • $100 = (above) + 2 chances at the set
  • $150 = (both of the above) + 3 chances at the set

 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

 

 

Here's what you need for this card:

 

 

 

OH--don't forget to sign up for classes, too!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE CLASS DETAILS.

 

 

Thank you again for all your help on a fabulous Stampin' Up! year!!

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

 

 

 

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Fall???

 

I guess I wasn't the only one who wasn't quite ready [to stamp] for fall or winter!

 

God had another idea here in Michigan!!

 

 

So I guess this card we made at my clubs this month is perfect! ;)

It's from the Colorful Seasons Bundle (the one with the Adirondack Chair thinlit?).

 

Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Work of Art, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

Oh--I decided to also show you a card we made at my Window Sheets techniques class.

 

Colorful Seasons, High Tide, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

This chair is another one that has such a summer-y feel! :)

 

 

We got the background here by "scribbling" different shades of markers on a Window Sheet.

Then spritz with water.

Then press your Whisper White cardstock onto it and rub.

 

 

I hope all of you are staying cool!

 

 

 

Here's what you need for either of these cards:

 

 

 

Markers were Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party

 

 

Have a fabulous day--and week!!

(You have until this Saturday to qualify for my freebies!)

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

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Custom (baby wipe) ink pad

 Clapboard

 

Take 2....

 ;)

 

 

 

 

I have another sample from my baby wipes technique class!

 

When making a custom ink pad with a baby wipe and your ink refills, remember there are a few things you need to know:

  1. Use stamps that are BOLD or have a lot of detail. (See my last sample here.)
  2. Choose 3 colors that are light, medium and dark....They don't have to be in the same color palette (ie: all blues or greens, etc), but there needs to be contrast.
  3. Make sure your custom inked pad is BIG ENOUGH for the stamp you're using; you'll want to stamp it up in the same basic spot on the "pad" so the colors are not muddied.
  4. When dripping the ink on the baby wipe, it should wick together--leaving NO white space.

(white space = non-inked stamp)

 

 

 

I LOVE that we have a big bold words set--perfect for this technique!!

 

Great Big Greetings, Wood Words, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

 

Here's everything we used:

 

 

 

One last tip specific to this Great Big Greetings stamp set (and any other photopolymer sets.)....

 

The photopolymer material is very easy to cut.

So you can customize the stamp itself.

 

 

I loved this set, but didn't want HECK on my cards.

I've heard of another who didn't want THIS.

[Btw, "YES we need to celebrate" would be perfect for a party invite!]

 

You could actually cut both "heck" and "this" off--and the beautiful thing about photopolymer is you can easily piece it back together on the block if you change your mind how you'd like the stamp to be!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

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No really, thank YOU!

 

I'm SO happy Stampin' Up! brought glossy cardstock back!!

 

And I'm IN LOVE with everything about this card:

 

Daisy Delight bundle, Thankful Thoughts, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

The bright colors...

the beloved Daisy...

the shimmery ribbon...

the big, bold thank you so much!!!!

 

I LOVE IT!!!

 

My customers at my Techniques Class did, too!

 

So this technique I believe is called the baby wipe SWIPE.

It's my favorite.

 

 

You need a baby wipe, glossy cardstock, ink refills and a sturdy/rigid piece of plastic or non-porous material.

 

I used an embossing folder, and I've used a credit/gift card for a smaller piece in the past.

 

 

Baby Wipe Swipe Technique:

  1. Drape baby wipe over the [folded] edge of embossing folder.
  2. Start on one end of the baby wipe and squeeze ink drops onto the baby wipe edge, making sure the drops are touching each other--over about 1/3 of the edge.
  3. Switch to a different color and repeat step 2.
  4. Switch to a 3rd color and repeat step 2, finishing the rest of the baby wipe edge.
  5. With scrap paper on your work surface and glossy cardstock on top, hold the baby wipe tight onto the embossing folder and swipe the color onto the glossy cs. [start just off the cs and end off of it to avoid leaving lines] Continue swiping in the same spot, same direction until it's covered as desired.
  6. If your baby wipe edge isn't as long as your glossy cardstock, turn your cs 180 degrees and repeat step 5 to cover. (That's how on my sample colors go Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango.)
  7. Let dry for a bit, and stamp greeting or design in Basic Black.
  8. Let dry before finishing your card.

 

 

Class Info:

  • Sign up here for my next Techniques Class--Window Sheets (8/29.)
  • For this month's Bringing Birthdays Back Stack, RSVP here (8/24.)

 

  • I scheduled a Mommy & Me Class 8/31; there's one spot left for mom+1 or maybe mom+2. Click here to take that last spot.
  • I want to schedule one more Mommy & Me--either Friday, 8/11 or 8/25. (I already have a mom+1 interested! Do you want to join them??) Please text or email me if one of those works for you!

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Have a fabulous day!!

 

 

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Tie-dye sample

 

I LOVE my cards with this technique!!

 

We made this card last week at my Techniques Class.

 

Pocketful of Sunshine bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I chose the colors--Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy--based on one of my favorite designs in the Naturally Eclectic DSP.

 

144185_DSP_naturally_ecclectic

 

This cool background is made with coffee filters, baby wipes and your favorite ink pads.

(However--maybe it's just the "cheap?" baby wipes I used or maybe they were old/drier--fuzzys from the baby wipes were left behind on the ink pads. :/ )

 

 

Besides the filters and baby wipes, we used gluesticks to wrap the filter around thick cardstock.

 

And here's everything else:

 

 

Tye die technique:

  1. Crumple a coffee filter and flatten back out somewhat.
  2. Bunch it up in kind of a roll.
  3. Take a baby wipe--bunched up a bit--and blot at your lightest color ink pad to pick up ink.
  4. Rub/pounce ink onto the filter on one section of the roll--opening up the roll gradually to make a stripe.
  5. There shouldn't be a lot of white left in the stripe--but there will be some, because the filter is still a bit crumpled.
  6. Repeat steps 3&4 until your stripe seems to be inked well.
  7. If you want another stripe that color, do the same on another section (the other end?) by repeating steps 3&4 again.
  8. Choose the next (medium) color AND A NEW BABY WIPE and repeat steps 3-7, as desired.
  9. Choose the darkest color AND A NEW BABY WIPE and repeat steps 3&4, as desired.
  10. Open roll back up to see if you're happy with how it's inked; if not repeat any necessary steps.
  11. Flatten out coffee filter somewhat.
  12. Dry the coffee filter with a heat tool to speed up drying the ink.
  13. Completely cover one side of thick cardstock with gluestick.
  14. Press cardstock onto the coffee filter well.
  15. Cover the edge of one long side of the back side of the thick cardstock and wrap that filter edge snugly onto the gluestick.
  16. Repeat 14 on the other long side of the thick cardstock.
  17. Cover one short side with gluestick; tuck the corners of the filter in like wrapping a present and wrap snugly onto the gluestick.
  18. Repeat 16 on the other short side.
  19. Attach to your background to your project as desired. I'd suggest a good amount of adhesive or a strong one.

 

 

My sizes here are a normal 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base; 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" black matte; 3 3/4" x 5" thick cardstock.

 

 

I have one more technique + more samples for you later this week.

 

 

Enjoy your day!!

 

Oh and hey--if you're liking these cool samples/techniques, sign up for my techniques class, Tuesday, August 29!

At the next one we'll be using Window Sheets. :)

 

 

 

 

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Techniques Success!

 

We had a fun class last night!!

 

We used 3 different techniques involving baby wipes.

I know 2 of them are ones I've shown some of you.

One was brand new to me. :)

 

I'll be sharing these samples for a few days!

 

 

This first baby wipe technique involves making an ink pad with them from ink refills.

 

For this design I used a range of purples/pinks on the Watercolor Wings butterfly to give an ombre look:

 

Watercolor Wings, Burlap, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I found this most successful when using a pretty dark, medium, and a quite light color.

 

This technique works best with BOLD stamps or those with a lot of detail:

  • good--Watercolor Wings, Vintage Leaves
  • bad--This Little Piggy, Eastern Beauty

 

 

Here's all you need besides baby wipes:

Big Shot
$110.00
Big Shot Die Brush
Big Shot Die Brush
[140603]
$11.00

 

 

 

At the next Techniques Class, we're working with Window Sheets.

Tuesday, August 29, 7pm; sign up now!

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

 

 

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BIG THANK YOU!!

 

I LOVE this big thank you from Great Big Greetings!

And I just couldn't stay away from Lemon Lime Twist any longer! ;)

 

Great Big Greetings, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I was kinda silly and had a little mental block regarding this stamp....

 

I thought for SURE I had seen a card using the stamp on a portrait/upright card!!

But all I could figure out was how to use it on a landscape!

 

 

Well DUH!!

If you tip the writing to the left--like honestly I usually do when writing random notes--it fits just fine!!

 

I don't have a pic of that right now; I'll show you another time.

But many of you will get a card like that with your orders. :)

 

 

Little hints for this set--especially this huge stamp:

It definitely works (stamps) best...

  • with the firm foam pads, rather than the fabric ones
  • on whisper white or very vanilla cs; it needs something nice and smooth...even designer paper wasn't the best.

 

 

Here's your list for this card:

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

You have less than a week to earn Bonus Days Codes or get in on Christmas in July (for new demonstrators!)

 

 

Have a wonderful day!!

 

 

 

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