Stampin' Up

Waterfront Beach spotlight card with Basket Weave Dynamic textured embossing folder, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

This fun and quite simple card comes inspired by a stamp club member today! So cute and very easy to add or change to any sentiment too!

I really love the Waterfront stamp set and this new Basket Weave Dynamic textured impressions embossing folder will be so much fun to work with as you can slightly wet the cards stock and get a real 3D style layer. You can earn this folder along with a really cool stamp set with the new Sale A Bration offerings that start Friday February 16th. You will get both FREE with a $100 purchase in my online store.

Do you need a catalog? If so, feel free to email your full mailing address and I will send one right out.!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Brusho 101, tips and tricks on vellum and more, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hi Stampers!

This was such a whirlwind of info, if you missed anything make sure you go back and rewatch the video. I have a tip on how to adhere vellum with no glue dots, so it gives a more no-show look! Also two ways to do the Brusho Crystal Colours one using dry Watercolor paper and the other using wet Watercolor paper. Also showed how to do a  super pretty ink flicking technique which gives a fun splatter and really soft enhancement to any card!

February hostess code is 4ZGQUEW3, use that for any order  under $125, also if you have a $50 order you will get a free full color PDF and one Sale A Bration item as well. IF you have a larger order, you are your own hostess, so you get the rewards 🙂

I also showed the new SAB items that are coming very soon, February  16th to be exact and the first release SAB items will start to be while supplies last as well, so make sure you get everything on your list before its gone for good.

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Fortunate to Know You, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers,

If you missed my surprise Facebook Pop up on Friday, here are the video and details for you!

I made this card as soon as I got this set the other night. The Fortunate to Know You stamp set was on my list as soon as I saw it! I know this would make an excellent card for Chinese New Year which is coming February 16th and is the Year of the Dog! This set would also make a really fun Valentine’s Day card. You can even mask out the heart on the take out container if you wanted to add a custom message!

Hope you’ll give this sweet set a second glance, it’s well worth it’s weight in gold!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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A Fish Tank card & A Marbled Valentine , Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

These two cards were so fun to create. I redid the tank card from a Birthday card I made last week. The idea just popped into my head and I went with it. Those are always the best ideas too!!

 

You can create the “tank” by making a frame with your trimmer by measuring it out and then trimming, or winging it by cutting a rectangle from a 4″ by 5 1/4″ panel, I trimmed at the 1/4″ mark on each side. Also if you make an whoopsies, you can add some seaweed in front to cover them up. I will add a measured and marked “Tank” photo to this as well for those who like specific instructions and diagrams.

 

Hope you’ll give this super fun technique a try!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Stampin’ Blends explained & A Marbled Background card, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

I hope this will help to answer some of your questions and give you some tips for how to use the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and the Watercolor Pencils some of us may have forgotten we bought.

I did a few examples of how to create with them using them together, but I would recommend using Thick Whisper White paper instead of the regular which I used.

Also, I really did like the rainbow cards we made and have been busy working on another background and I will let you know how it turns out and what I ended up doing differently.

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Blog Hop, Stampin' Up

Valentine’s Day Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!

 Hi Stampers,  Welcome to our Stamp It Group Blog Hop!

In case you haven’t figured it out, Valentine’s Day is our theme this month ❤ XOXO

I was super happy to be able to include the January 2018 Paper Pumpkin into this super fun and creative card. I knew I didn’t want to use a “normal” Valentine’s stamp set, so I started looking though and thinking about my stamp sets and the adorable Message in a Bottle stamp set popped right into my head! I love this set, even though I under use it. I will be bringing it to the front and getting more use from it now 😉

I also added in some touches from the January Paper Pumpkin kit. It is SUPER adorable too. I also choose to not use as many traditional colors for my card as well, hence the Bermuda Bay. I LOVE Bermuda Bay, it is a bright and really fun color and I think it really lends a special feel to this card too.

I stamped the “XOXO” in Bermuda Bay ink onto the Bermuda Bay card stock by using my T-square ruler to keep them even. I kind of winged the spacing to my liking.

I had also stamped the HEART image from the PP kit in Real Red ink onto Whisper White card stock, then I added some glue from the Fine Tip glue pen. When it dried I used the Real Red Stampin’ Write marker to go around the edges to cover the white edges from trimming. I also went over the glue that had dried with the marker as well to make it a bit brighter. I added some with Mini Glue Dots and some with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the “bottle and I love you strips in the bottle” with Memento Tuxedo black ink. After allowing them to dry I colored them in with the Stampin’ Blends markers. I used the Cherry Cobbler light and dark, the Pirouette Pink light and dark, and the Pool Party in light to fill in the “bottle” space. I finally added a bit of the Smoky Slate in light to add in some shadow effect. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Heat Embossed the popping heart with Silver Embossing Powder.

I also went along the edges of the front with a White Gel Pen and added in some dashes and a heart at each corner.

The inside sentiment we stamped in Real Red ink and also Memento black ink and then I colored the “X&O” with the Real Red marker, and added in an extra heart on the envelope.

 

Hope you’ll give this fun color combo a try!

Be sure to follow along through the hop for more chances to enter to win the prize. There is no purchase necessary.

To enter leave your comment along with your first and last name and #STAMPITCONTEST.

Thanks as always for stopping by 😉

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Smooshing Technique, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

This was a super fun and fly by the seat of my pants project. I didn’t really even have an idea in mind and I love how these cards turned out 🙂 I also think in addition to the “Smooshing Technique”, Heat Embossing the entire card was such a WOW!!

So just in case you missed it, Ink Smooshing is just added ink from your stamp pad, reinker or even Stampin’ Write markers to either a piece of Window Sheet, a clear piece of sheet that comes with your photopolymer stamp sets, or use a plastic baggie or piece of clear food wrap.

You can dilute it with water from your aqua painter, or Stampin’ spritzer, then flip it onto a 4″ by 5 1/4″ panel of Thick Whisper White card stock. You can pick it up and move it around, or reink and do it again.

To do the whole sheet with the clear embossing, I first made sure the ink was dry with the Heat Tool, then direct to paper added Versamark, covered with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. It gives a super shiny, almost underwater look.

I will be LIVE again next Wednesday at 930am EST on my Facebook page with a brand new card idea. You can find me here.

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Old Photo Slider card: B & W reigns supreme! , Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

These were such  fun cards to make, and you can make it your own, make someone smile and recycle/ clean out your stash while you’re at it!

I added a window slider portion if you think the recipient may want to keep the photo outside the card.

You will start with a base of 4 1/4″ by 11″, you will need another 4″ by 5 1/4″ piece to layer your photo onto. Also a 5″ by 5 1/4″ piece of coordinating card stock that you will score at a 1/2″ on each side on the 5 1/4″ side. It is easy to see how to assemble in in the second video, and you will attach your photo to the extra panel and slide it right up and into your card base!

Make sure you use your Embossing Buddy, my last card I skipped and static won ;(

I would love to see what cards you’ve created with old photos as well!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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A Beautiful Peacock quick and easy, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

If you’ve noticed I’ve been a bit slow posting, you are correct. I am really in a creative funk after Christmas, I am not sure why. I blogged a TON of Christmas ideas, and I felt like it went fairly slowly. I miss Christmas! So, I am trying to get a reboot which I began late last night using this super Fun and FREE to earn Sale A Bration Beautiful Peacock stamp set. I made a few different versions of this card but kid of stayed with the same colors. This set is super fun to use, and will be a breeze to do multi step stamping with once my Stamparatus arrives!

Also, something new I learned the other day! Did you know , if you want to embossing something in a specific ink color, you can?

It is even easier than the first way I suggested, which is really inking up your ink pad color of choice , stamping the image and then adding Clear Embossing Powder, Heat and Set.

What you do, is get out your Versamark and the ink pad you want. You will want to have run your embossing buddy on your paper (especially with this dry Winter weather) , then stamp your image in Versamark, then directly into the ink pad color you want, stamp add Clear Embossing Powder and Heat set.

That is how I did the inside of the second card with the “Beautiful Friend” sentiment! It was a quick and easy way, plus you dont need to worry as much about your ink drying before you can heat set it. You may have known this already, but I didn’t , so I had to share 🙂

Don’t forget I will be LIVE again tomorrow at 930am EST on the Facebook page with a card you are not going to want to miss! We will be using old photographs, I know you still have a box of them somewhere, and even better if they’re Black & White!

Until next time,

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XO Rach

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