Stampin’ Up Flower Patch Card

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Today’s video is a pretty Clean and Simple card with lots of fun stamping with the Flower Patch and Dotty Angles stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I really love these two stamp sets….

As I mentioned in the video, I was inspired by a card I saw Chupa do a while back…she stamped a big, fun flower over a border/background stamp and I thought it was SO COOL!

If anyone knows the card I’m talking about, leave a comment here.

UPDATE!  Leave it to Kristie!  StampNation Members, it was for the One Layer Card Challenge, click here to view it!

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I’m using the very same supplies for my newsletter project – the next one goes out THIS Wednesday!

If you are not subscribed yet, CLICK HERE to do so and on Weds. you’ll see what I came up with!

  You’ll also get my exclusive video series, “The Top 10 Things Every Stamper Needs to Know”.

See you on the other side!

 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Flower Patch Stamp Set, Dotty Angles Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Whisper White

Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Grey, Melon Mambo

Accessories:  Rhinestones


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A to your Q! Stampin’ Up! Inks vs. Distress Inks – Penny Black Dazzlers

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The moment you realize you can’t find the cards you made!  WHAT!?  

yeah…. just happened to me.  I JUST cleaned out my stamp room – like THREE trash bags were shown their way out the door.

So where are they?  I haven’t a clue…so a screenshot from the video of these cards will have to do.  Forgive me?

Today’s video answers a burning question that many of you have been asking me.  So buckle up and come along for the ride as I experiment to find the A to your Q!

 So what do you think?  Have you compared these ink pads?  Leave your comments below and tell me what differences YOU have found!

 

Cards for Him

Before I go…just a quick note that some bonus content has been added to the Cards For Him classroom!

Once you register, you get lifetime access to this exclusive class which will have you overflowing with masculine card ideas and inspiration.

Learn more here and take a tour inside the classroom!

 

Stampin’ Up supplies:

  • Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black
  • White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones


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Spice Market Background – Eva Inspired! Video Tutorial

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Where do you get inspiration?  Sometimes it somes to me in the most unusual places…this time it was Eva’s room!

View the video to see how I was inspired.  I’ve made three different cards with this one stamp set.  What ideas do YOU have?

Speaking of hanging out in Eva’s bed…she is the only Pooler girl left that really “let’s” us snuggle much…the other two are just too big for that.  Ya know?  I love some of the self-sufficiency that comes with the older girls, but there is plenty that I miss about 5 year old Anna and 5 year old Alana.

I find myself hugging harder and longer when I get the opportunity these days.  Three weeks from today we will have a Middle Schooler and a High Schooler – boy…I remember the day Anna started Middle School.  I pretty much cried all day.  You can read that blog post here.

I wonder what August 25th will look like.  Will I cry more since there are TWO embarking on new journeys?

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope your week is amazing!

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango


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Spice Market Background Embossed and Watercolored Video Tutorial

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Sometimes you just can’t stop stamping when you are working with a bunch of fun supplies right?

After I made my Batik KISS Cards the other day, I wasn’t 100% happy with how they came out.  I was floored when I read so many comments (THANK YOU!) saying you all liked them!  wow!

So, I kept stamping to see what else I could come up with.  This time I used water, Distress Ink and an Aquapainter to get a more controlled look.  View the video to see how I did it:

What do you think?  The batik look or the watercolored look?  Which do you like better?

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Do you think I put this background stamp away after this?  NOPE!  I’ve got at least one more card in me…and the idea for this one came to me when I was laying in Eva’s bed.  I’ll share on Monday!

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  Black, White, Vellum

 


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KISS Card with the Spice Market Background Stamp and Distress Inks

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Today’s KISS Card (Keep It Simple Stamper) just screams “BATIK” to me!  That’s what I thought as I was editing these photos.

I did a good ole google search to see what Batik showed up as and yep!  It looks like these cards!  Check out this image to the left.

This look is super easy to achieve.  View the video to see for yourself!

When I was finished filming this video, I did NOT stop stamping.

Stay tuned…there’s more where this came from and I will show you in the coming week how to use this background stamp to achieve a cool look using an aquapainter and also how I got inspired from chillin’ out in Eva’s bed!

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Would you like to see more KISS Cards?

 Click here, I’ve been running this series for almost two years now, so there’s lots of inspiration waiting for you!

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