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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,

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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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Brusho Basics, 2018 Occasions and Sale A Bration catalog Go Live, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to 2018! I hope you had an amazing Christmas and New Years Holiday with family and friends.

We begin today with a bit of a preview into the long awaited 2018 Occasions Catalog and 2018 Sale A Bration catalog!

I was finally able to show the insides of each and had a few examples of things I have created and ideas as well. I did a little watercoloring with the all new BRUSHO Crystal Colors. They are powder watercolor paints that activate with water or alcohol. I used the Waterfront stamp set which is brand new and SO SO beautiful to show you how easy it is to use.

Using the Aquapainters with the Brusho is an effortless way to create a gorgeous scene. I even had a viewer suggest a volcano card with this set, which I am MOST CERTAINLY going to try to create. You can use the Brusho in so many ways, and I illustrated a few on the video.

I am still learning how to use them and playing with new techniques, so I am open to suggestions if you have any!

Until next time,

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Multi-Layered, Double Powder Heat Embossing w Sale A Bration Thinlits, Stampin ‘ Up!

Hi Stampers!

Well, this Facebook LIVE kinda got off to a rough start, but I impressed even myself with the end result! This is  such a totally cool idea, to use two different embossing powders, and just using one powder but embossing it more than once gives an amazing result!

I hope you’ll watch this video and try it for yourself 🙂

All supplies used are listed below and some of these products will be available for purchase on January 3rd since they are in the new 2018 Occasions Catalog, so don’t fret if you cant locate certain things!

If you still need a copy of the catalog, send me your mailing address and I will send you one, Rachthestamper@gmail.com

Until next time,

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Northern Lights Lovely as a Tree, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

Don’t you just love this beauty? It was so super fun to create and I guarantee it will be a one of a kind masterpiece your friends will be so happy to receive!

This technique and color scheme was given to me by a Facebook Live viewer Breina, so we have her to thank for this  bit of awesomeness.

There are only three colors, four if you count black, but the colors Blends to make so many others it looks like a lot of white to but is really quite simple.

You’ll want to heat emboss the Trees from Lovely as a Tree in White Emboss powder onto a 4″ by 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White. Then starting lightest to darkest you’ll add in colors with your sponge daubers.

I used Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Berry Burst and then added in Archival Black ink.

You can create a mask with paper or post it notes if you want more defined edges and you can also add Black inbetween colors if you have any to keep them more concentrated in hue.

I love the way the card turned out even though I have seen a ton of these in example and I really was a bit leery when I was making it.

When you take a step back and let it dry and attach it to a base, I think you will swoon too!!

 

 

Until next time,

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Two Step Stamping without Two Step stamps with Christmas Pines, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hi Stampers! This will be a whole new way to stretch your stamps for a completely different use. Two step stamping without suing the second ( or third) step of stamps. It will be super simple to do this with your new Stamparatus, which is currently available for pre order in my online store at http://www.rachthestamper.stampinup.net. You do need to create an account with me in order to do your preorder but it is quick and easy, and I am always here to help 🙂

 

I love this stamp set as it is so versatile.

 

I will have another amazing card to share with you tomorrow with the Wise Men From Afar stamp set, so stay tuned!!

 

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Joy Fold Card, Stampin’ Up!


Hi Stampers! This is a follow up with the measurements and colors used during todays Facebook LIVE!

Thanks again for sticking it out through all the interruptions and freezes. There was a shooting near where I live and I had some family calling to see if we were safe and home. My thoughts are with those who lost loved ones, on a day like today I am reminded to please always BE KIND.

I have learned however how to broadcast from this moment forward and not be interrupted, so there is that 🙂

Measurements:

You can use a sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″ and make two card bases and then add in the other part, or make one from a full sheet.

Base 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″ 2 3/4″

Inside Base 3 3/4″ by 7 1/2″, score at 3 3/4″

Layers for the main base
1 piece 4″ by 5 1/4″, I used DSP

2 pieces 4″ by 2 1/2″, again I used DSP

Layers for Inside Base
2 pieces 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″, I used Whisper White to be able to stamp my images and sentiments

I also used the 2″ Circle Punch and the Starburst Punch to make the piece that will hold them all closed , but you could swap that out depending on the needs of your card.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Pool Party as my main inks, and a bit of Archival Black ink, Blender Pens, and of course Wink of Stella!

I used the Hostess Set Season of Whimsy and Merry Mistletoe which are both in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Until next time,
Stay Crafty
XO Rach

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