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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,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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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,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Wise Men From Afar: Tone on Tone, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers!

I hope you’ve added this to your must have stamp sets list. It’s a beautiful card even with tone on tone as with this version!

Get it before it’s gone forever in my online store at rachthestamper.

All supplies are listed below:)

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Wise Men From Afar, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

This set is one I wanted from first sight of the Holiday Catalog, but I held off. I will admit, I have made a ton of cards with it since receiving it Wednesday!

I have another version I’ll share tomorrow, but this one was done as a mixed metals look with Silver, Copper and Gold embossing powder and then I added some Champagne Foil to round it out!

What do you think? Are you inspired?!?

Let me know what you’ll create and I’ll share my tone on tone version tomorrow:)

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

 

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Fall Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers! Are you getting ready for back to school? Have your kids already gone back? Well then this hop is going to be right up your alley! Autumn and Fall are the theme to this months hop. If you come along you can almost smell the crisp air, feel the slight chill and maybe grab your favorite sweater and beverage of choice. Hey we can dream right!?!? It’ll be here before long 🍁🍂☕️

Measurements:

Card base: Thick Very Vanilla 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Very Vanilla Scraps: used to stamp flowers, lights, pumpkins, sign, welcome mat

I cut the door portion from the Thick Very Vanilla panel and set the door aside. I then ran the top half with the missing door through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall embossing folder.

I added Cajun Craze ink to the bricks with a Stampin’ Sponge, I then went over it again with the Smoky Slate ink and a Stampin’ Sponge. I really love how it turned out. What about you? What would you change when you make it yours?

I decided to keep the garland even though they’re holly berries because when I colored them in they look very fall-esque.  Of course the sunflowers and pumpkins fit perfectly!

I think  dimensionals give so much life to a card, so I kinda went crazy with them here.

I added all the ink into the flowers etc. using the Blender Pens because they give much better control and hues on smaller pieces in my opinion.

I used Pumpkin Pie & Tangerine Tango inks for the pumpkins, Garden Green for the stems and flowerstems.

I used Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Real Red & Smoky Slate inks for the flowers.

I used Smoky Slate and a touch of Dapper Denim for the door, and Crushed Curry for the handle.

I used Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Garden Green, So Saffron & Cajun Crake inks for the garland.

I used Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Real Red, Soft Sky & Smoky Slate inks for the lights.

The mat is stamped in Archival Black ink onto Crumb Cake card stock.

I hope you have enjoyed this creation as much as I loved creating it!

I’d love to hear your thoughts and see your versions too:)

Be sure to follow all the way through the hop, so you have 11 chances to enter to win a super prize. You need to leave your FIRST and LAST name, a comment & #STAMPITCONTEST to be entered to win!

That’s it….. no purchase necessary to enter 🙂

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

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Blog Hoppers:

 

Supplies

143681 At Home With You photopolymer  stamp set

143727 At Home Framelits

138288 Brick Wall Embossing Folder

144237 Thick Very Vanilla  card stock

120953 Crumb Cake card stock

141394 Dapper Denim ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

126865 Cajun Craze ink pad

131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

126946 Tangerine Tango ink pad

131181 Soft Sky ink pad

100730 Archival Black ink pad

104199 Linen Thread

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

102845 Blender Pens

103579 Paper Snips

141337 Stampin Sponges

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Always an Adventure, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers! I will sure miss this fun set, it has so many elements, and I made an amazing nighttime version when it first came out:( I am so glad I got it as a bundle though, so I will always have and be able to use it….it is still available, so you better get to my online store pronto!

I did this as a faux split/layer card which made it extra fun for me! This is also another one of my “Make your own DSP” cards. They are the BEST in my opinion, since they are easy to create just what Y O U want!!

Hope you will give a look at this set before it is long gone!

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

Supplies:

142726 Always an Adventure clear mount bundle

142971 Suite Sentiments ( Greeting)

100730 Whisper White card stock

105119 Always Artichoke card stock

115318 Soft Suede card stock

131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock

126970 Night of Navy ink pad

126972 Always Artichoke ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

126978 Soft Suede ink pad

140931 Archival Black ink pad

126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

126962 Marina Mist ink pad

126944 Daffodil Delight ink pad

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

141337 Stampin Sponges

133773 Sponge Daubers

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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Brayer card & NEW Craft Room Tour, Stampin’ Up!

Well hello stampers! How do you like my updated craft room? It was certainly fun to get everyone out and all FINALLY organized! I have a place for everything now……WAIT, well that is until something new and fun comes out anyway 😉

Have you tried to create this beautiful card yet? It was so fun, and the funny thing about watercoloring or brayering, is it changes. It changes as you color, it changes as you add, and it completely changes once it is fully dry. I you haven’t tried it you should, I can almost guarantee that any card will turn out wonderfully. Especially if you give it time to dry. So if you do give this a go, and you don’t like, come back and peek at it the next morning, and I promise it will be a one of a kind beauty, just like you!

Full instructions are in the video , so be sure to give it a look, and you will also find some tips on how to smooth out your image if you are not happy with it.

Base card: Night of Navy 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Layer: Delightful Dijon 4″by 5 1/4″

Layer:  Very Vanilla 3 3/4″ by 5″

Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time……

Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies:

141951 Wherever You Go clear mount stamp set

142971 Suite Sentiments clear mount stamp set

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

141714 Sponge Brayer

138338 Delightful Dijon card stock

100867 night of Navy card stock

138327 Delightful Dijon ink pad

126970 Night of Navy ink pad

141897 Clear Wink of Stella

103579 Paper Snips

126889 Stampin Trimmer

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

103683 Mini glue dots

129026 Fast Fuse

104332 Snail adhesive

118491 Clear block starter set

107301 Whisper White envelopes

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