Petal Palette and DSP Blender Pen Technique

Petal Palette and DSP Blender Pen Technique

I love the simplicity of this Petal Palette and DSP Blender Pen Technique!  The whole pack of Petal Passion DSP is made up of  striking Black and white patterns!  So, this makes it an easy set to coordinate with any color scheme!

Creating this card is so simple!  Just start with an A2 card base of Soft Sky cardstock.  Cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″, score and fold in half at 4.25″.  Next is the Whisper White layer ct at 5.25″ x 4″.  The smaller Soft Sky layer is cut at 4.25″ x 3.25″, and finally the DSP is cut at 4″ x 3″.  See the video below for how to color from the ink pad lids using blender pens!  I love this simple coloring technique!

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Petal Palette and DSP Blender Pen Technique video tutorial:

 

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2018 Sale A Bration Celebrate Amazing You

2018 Sale A Bration Celebrate Amazing You

This Stampin’ Up! 2018 Sale A Bration Celebrate Amazing You was a true color challenge.  In this post I share my first YouTube Color Challenge video combined with a tutorial.  In the future they will be separate.  However, for this first one after almost a year of hosting color challenges we decided to share the blog candy!  Woot! Woot!  

This video shows how easy it is and you can also find past color challenges here on www.stampingcatcrew.com.  It’s as easy as uploading a picture to Facebook!

And here is the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Sale A Bration Celebrate Amazing You video tutorial:

 

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Daisy Delight Bundle Series Tranquil Tide

Daisy Delight Bundle Series Tranquil Tide

Can’t say enough good things about the Stampin’Up! Daisy Delight Bundle Series Tranquil Tide!  Quick, easy, and only a few items needed!  I can’t wait to play more in this Daisy Delight series!

The challenge of starting with a half pack of DSP and a base accessory and seeing where my creativity goes is something I love!  Making up these kits for sale is a way to keep me out of any creative blahs!  Add that to the weekly color challenges and I stay on my crafty toes.

Photopolymer is great in the way it bends and shapes as needed, for example curving stems!  The card speaks for itself in it’s simplicity and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Daisy Delight Bundle Series Tranquil Tide video tutorial:

 

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Friendships Sweetest thoughts & Stampin’ Write Markers

Friendships Sweetest thoughts & Stampin' Write Markers 

Perfect for each other!  Friendships Sweetest thoughts & Stampin’ Write Markers are a lovely combination!  I know the Stampin’ Blends are in the limelight right now, and with good reason!  However, I still and will always love the markers, too!  With a fine tip and a brush tip you have a lot of control and because of the full range of shades of color blending and shading is easy.  The case comes with all 38 colors from the 4 color families (no Very Vanilla or White)  Plus there is extra space in the caddy for the in color assortments!  

Because I chose not to put a sentiment on the front of the card I showed a photo of the inside, which of course is pretty!  Adding the extra touches on the envelope and inside the card is often overlooked.  However, it’s a simple thing with a big impact!

And here is the video tutorial for Friendships Sweetest thoughts & Stampin’ Write Markers:

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Background technique with plastic wrap

Background technique with plastic wrap

Background technique with plastic wrap

I love this classic background technique with plastic wrap, saran wrap, or simply a baggie, which is what I used for my video tutorial below.  This has actually been around for a while, but with all the latest and greatest craft accessories coming out, it’s easy to forget about the tried and true basics!

This card begins with a basic A2 Basic Black card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score an fold in half at 5.5″.  The second layer is Tempting Turquoise card stock cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  Finally the top Basic Gray card stock layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.

To create the background simply wad up the wrap as shown in the video and “ink & dab” as desired.  Add the finishing touches, and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

 

 

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Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

I was inspired to make this Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making stamp set from my friend Libby!  In case you couldn’t tell I love cats!  They just make me happy!  So thinking outside the box with this stamp set makes it useful year round!  I have even seen some super cute Halloween cards using this set!

I also love to color and so I was incredibly excited when Stampin’ Up! brought back their line of Stampin’ Blends Alcohol ink markers complete with skin tones, and color lifter!  This was so easy to do it qualified as a quick and easy card!  

I started with an A2 card base in the Thick White cardstock.  Cut this at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Crumb Cake layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, the DSP layer is cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, and the Shimmer White layer is  4 3/4″ x 3.5″ .  You don’t have to use Shimmery white card stock with Alcohol markers, but I do love the look and blending smoothness!  Stamp the Sentiments in Pool Party ink and remember to make your envelope pretty!

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