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A new way to Color!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a New (to me) way to color, I have really never liked to color using Markers, it always seemed too…….much. I love to color straight onto my stamp sets using markers, but not to actually color an image once stamped. Stampin’ Blends are my go-to for coloring because they are easy. Moreover, they let you shadow really well, the only problem with Blends is when you use Embossing Powder on your project. For some reason they get muddy when they touch the embossed part. Even though I try to NOT touch the embossed part, inevitably I always do. Here is my card so you can see why I had problems with Blends.

Colored with Markers

As you can see, this is a pretty busy stamp, It’s called Ornate Style, the embossed parts are close together. Now, I could have stamped and not embossed, but I love the way the embossing is shiny and really lets the image stand out. Furthermore, I never thought of blending with markers! So, I used two different colors to make it look like it did when I used Blends. It came out MUCH better than I thought it would, in fact I love it! Now I will have to do this more often! I then sponged the white cardstock with Crumb Cake and then the edges were sponged with Early Espresso.

Also, I used other items from the Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! The dies I used are called Ornate Layers and the other stamp set is called Ornate Thanks & I am in love! Doesn’t everyone like playing with new goodies?! The great thing about this Suite is that you can get it now, (some of the dies are on backorder) and it will be good until the end of the Upcoming catty and possible longer! For those of you who like getting the discount when you order bundles, I will honor the bundle price and give you 10% off your dies when you can order them. Since it will be around a long time, there will be lots of time to create projects using it! Plus, there are a TON of project ideas on Pinterest, you will be kept busy for sure!!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Ornate Style
Ornate Thanks

Inks:
Versamark
Crumb Cake/Early Espresso for sponging edges
Markers: Balmy Blue/Pacific Point, Mango Melody/Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral/Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive/Mossy Meadow & Soft Suede for stems

Paper:
Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Night of Navy 5 1/2″ x 4″, scrap for sentiment
Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Misc:
Embossing Buddy
Heat tool
Black Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Ornate Layers Dies
Ornate Frames Dies
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Basic Rhinestones
Wink of Stella
Dimensionals
Stampin’ Sponges

Also, you will find the same supplies listed below in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store! Purchase $35 or more from me and you will Receive not one but TWO sets of project files with over 50 (combined) tutorials with pictures! Here is a sneak peek of just one set:

Tutorials with pictures/supplies

I really hope you are taking this ‘down time’ at home and are playing with your stamps. When I woke up this morning I felt down…….I told myself to go down to my office and make something pretty, THAT always makes me happy. I hope that you are taking care of yourselves and making pretty things too!

Please stay safe, do something creative and send some Happy Mail! Come back soon!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Eiffel Tower all lit up!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a light up card! I love these! They are so much fun! Next year, I am planning on going to see the Eiffel Tower (thank God it’s not THIS year!). I saw this card where someone made a bridge with water under it, and the Tower is in the background. I am not sure that they used Stampin’ Up! stamps, so decided to make one using Parisian Beauty. Here is my card lit up:

Not only did I use the Parisian Beauty stamp set, but I used the punch Label Me Fancy! This is what I used to make the bridge. I tried so hard to make them evenly spaced, this is as close as I could get. Also, I used Wink of Stella to highlight the water to give it that bit of sparkle!! If you lay the Smoky Slate piece of cardstock onto a grid sheet or against a ruler, make marks at these spots: 5/8″, 2″ and 3 5/16, then put the punch into these spots and only go part way up (look at picture to see how far) making the marks in the middle of the punch. This way it will make your waterway!

In the light of sharing with you the lit up version, I HAD to show you the card (a little more professional pic) when it’s NOT lit up:

Of course, I used a lot of bling by using Champagne Rhinestones, because you are not always going to have it turned on! The tree came from the die Sweet Silhouettes. Sponging the So Saffron cardstock after it was die-cut with Soft Suede and Garden Green, really makes this ‘tree’ look like the sun is hitting it in spots! Make sure you leave some yellow to give it that sun kissed look!

Furthermore, I also sponged the Eiffel Tower with Soft Suede and then ran the Memento Black pad itself over parts of the sides. This was to make it look like it was antiqued. What do you think? Did I hit it, or is it a miss? For those of you who love light up cards, we are going to be making this card next week! Let me know if you want to attend!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Parisian Beauty

Inks:
Soft Suede
Garden Green
Balmy Blue
Memento Black

Paper:
Basic Black 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scraps
Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″, scraps
Whisper White Thick 5 1/4″ x 4″
So Saffron scraps (to fit tree)
Crumb Cake to fit Tower
Balmy Blue 4 ” x 1/2″ (for water)
Smoky Slate 5/8″ x 4″

Misc:
1 1/8″ & 1 3/8″ circle punches
Sweet Silhouettes Dies
Champagne Rhinestones
Stone 3d Folder
Foam Adhesive Strips
Tombo Liquid Glue
Batteries/Lights
Label Me Fancy punch

Furthermore, below you will see all the supplies in picture form. Click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase $35 or more from me, you will receive a handmade thank you card AND two sets of files with 16 tutorials in one and the other has over 40 tutorials! Every month you will get different tutorials with each purchase, I hope you take me up on it!

Thank you for stopping by, please come again!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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Cutest kid card EVER!

Hey Guys!

Are kid cards hard for you to make? I am challenged with kid and masculine cards……not sure why, Stampin’ Up! makes it easy, I guess it’s because I am not drawn to kid stamps. But, the Wiggle Worm bundle really called to me! They are just so stinkin’ cute! Don’t you think?

With this in mind, looking at the stamp set and dies, the Bugs are super cute, add in the grass and mushrooms and this card practically made itself! Don’t you love the clouds too?! There is ONE problem that I have with this card, the bare space towards the bottom right is bugging me! Ha! Pun not intended! Would you add something more? For the inside I used the little flying bugs, and thought of adding one to that space, but am afraid that I will over do it.

Speaking of the inside here it is!

For the class on the 3rd Wednesday (of every month at 1:00) at our local Senior Enrichment Center, the subject is ‘kids’, so I decided to do this one! Would you add one of the little bugs to the front? Or are you like me and say ‘less is more’ and let it shine on it’s own? Please let me know what you think!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Wiggle Worm

Inks:
Memento Black
Versamark
Merry Merlot
Blends: Highland Heather combo, Balmy Blue Lt

Paper:
Highland Heather 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Merry Merlot 5 1/4″ x 4″ scraps for mushrooms
Balmy Blue 5″ x 3 3/4″
Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″, scraps for sentiment
Garden Green scraps for grass

Misc:
Chalk Marker
White Embossing Powder
Heat tool
Wink of Stella
Dimensionals

So, what do you think? Do you agree with me? That these bugs are just too cute!? My favorite part is the Mushrooms! They just make me smile.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Come back later in week to see what ELSE I am making in the Kid class! Keep in mind that I’m not always talking about ‘little’ kids! My Granddaughter will LOVE the one I’ll show you later! Am I a stinker trying to entice you to come back?! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! If you are looking for a Demo in the United States, I will do whatever I can do to help you make your own creations! Below you will see all the supplies in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store! For every order you make from $35 + you will receive from me 2 sets of Tutorials of over 45 just as my thank you!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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