Hi there Stampin Friends,
This a list of the Stamp Sets I am offering:
Hi there Stampin Friends,
This a list of the Stamp Sets I am offering:
The theme for this months blog hop, with the North Carolina Demonstrators, is any current animal stamp.
I just recently purchased the Happy Tails photopolymer stamp set and it is so cute I couldn’t resist. We lost our dog before we moved to North Carolina. His name was Buster and he was the best dog ever! He was a long haired terrior mix that we rescued when he was still a puppy. The dog in this set remings me of him. Anyway, I digressed.
The stamp set comes with 16 seperate stamps and also has a punch which coordinates perfectly. I love when Stampin Up makes it easy for me. I dont mind fussy cutting but boy the punches are a real time saver.
My card is Whisper White with a layer of Real Red cardstock and then the stamped area is also Whisper White. The paw print in the set is the perfect size to create the heart shape and the sentiment talks about a best friend leaves a paw print on your heart. I used the Momento black ink. The sentiment is in Real Red and the cute doggie resembles my Buster boy! I stamped the outline and then used my water pen to blend the color for the fur.
Here is the card front:
I stamped the saying “keep calm and wag on” in the inside of my card and then added a column of dog bones on the right edge.
I was putting my stamps away and the dog house that is in the set inspired me, so I crafted a 3-D dog house in Crumb Cake. It is a simple milk carton fold that only uses a half sheet of our 8 1/2″ X 11″ cardstock. I thought it would be cute to go along with the card. Of course you can also fill the dog house with candy or even put a gift card inside for the recipient.
The mission delegated to each demonstrator was to use SIMPLE STAMPED CARDS in our classes. I feel this would definetly be a project that beginners could handle and they also learn a couple techniques; watercolor from your stamp pad a a 3-D fold.
Please contact me if you would like any further information about this card or the other stampin up products I used.
Thank you so much for stopping by and click on the name on our list after mine.
Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/2019/03/27/march-blog-hop
Laurie Meier – https://stampedgreetings.com/fable-friends-shadowbox-card/
Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog post today. I always enjoy participating in the North Carolina Demos Blog Hop. Such a talented group!
I am always learning, and having only been a demonstrator for the past several years, one of the things I learned today is the term “line art”. Thanks Tracie for clarifying. Basically, it is any stamp that you can color in.
I love to color and in my card this month I am coloring with my beautiful Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers.
I am making an effort to make new masculine cards. I naturally gravitate towards all of the wonderful flowering stamps, and I don’t feel comfortable sending males a frilly, flowery card. I guess Im old school that way.
So lets get started. I began my card with the Crafting Forever Stamp Set and my trustee Momento ink pad. Here’s a tip- when using alcohol markers for coloring in an image Momento ink works great and your colors wont bleed into the lines. For my Stamp and Write markers, that I also use for card making, I use my Stazon ink pad.
As you can see in the above photo I ran the grouping of three pens 3 times horizontaly across the front of my Whisper White Cardstock .
I colored each pen in a different color combination, with my Stampin Blend Alcohol markers. I added a piece of Tranquil Tide ribbon toward the top of the card. I stamped the phrase Birthday Greetings from the stamp set Birthday Delivery, using the black Momento ink. I punched out the phrase using the Tailored Tag Punch. I lightly sponged the edge with Crumb Cake ink. Dimensionals were used to make the tag “float” above the ribbon.
The Whisper White piece was adhered to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 5 1/4″ ” X 4″. Then both were adhered to the front of Whisper White Cardstok A2 size card. I did stamp a pen on the inside of the card and one on the envelope. For the sentiment inside the card I used the saying “may all your wishes come true” from the Bright Wishes Stamp set.
This is a simple card and great for coloring.
Again, THANK YOU for stopping by and Happy Stampin!
Here’s the list of other participating Demos…
Robbie Rubala – https://creationsinpaper.com/glycerin-colored-serene-garden/
you are here – Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/2019/02/23/masculine-birthday-card
And last but not least, here’s what I used to make this card;
Thanks for stopping by, I have a cute card to share with you – and, yes I’M STILL SHAKIN’
I hope your summer is going well. It’s been warm here in North Carolina but I’m not complaining! As I mentioned last month with the Accented Blooms Shaker Card I do love me some shakin’ action in my cards. I also like to add as many textures and dimensions to my cards but still have it able to fit in a standard A2 size card with first class postage (no additional to add to the envelope) I think this card qualifies on all accounts.
Here’s what I made to share with you today…
I started with a base card in Whisper White and cut another piece of Whisper White to 5 1/4″ X 4″. From a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock I used the Delicate Lace Edgelits because I felt it resembled waves on the ocean. I sponged the base card where the opening was going to show through. The coloring on this card is all done with sponging. I love how quick you can get a very artistic look. I wanted to acheive a kind of abstract sunset at the beach look. I used Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and Balmy Blue for this part. I stamped using the script sentiment from All Things Thanks Stamp Set, being careful that it would show through the “window, towards the upper right side. I used Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana stamp pads for the front piece and the lace edging, I used the layering squares framelits to make an opening for the shaker portion of the card. I place a piece of Window Sheeting to the back side of the opening. I added the strips of foam tape around the edge (carefully so that it’s not to close to the edge. You don’t want this to show from the front of the card.
I placed my desired shaker pieces in the center. If you look closely you will see tiny fish cutouts. These were from the Under The Sea Framelit Dies. I just punched them out and added to the embellishments. They are very tiny so you have to be careful or they will be all over the place. Ask me how I know this????
I stamped the Egret from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and then fussy cut it out. I lightly sponged the body with Smokey Slate and where the legs are I sponged lightly with the Balmy Blue.
Of course I stamped two just in case I decapitated the poor animal while fussy cutting.
I used Dimensionals behind the lace edging. Let me just put out a shout out to Stampin Up for the new Dimensional packaging. The small triangles from around the edge are so easy to use. I used to cut the strips into pieces as needed but now that is done for us WooHoo! I also put Dimensionals behid the Egret’s body – again using the small triagles for the head area.
I added three of the Share What You Love Artisal Pearls towards the top. I always have to add some additional bling.
I’m glad you hopped by and hope you will hop along to all the other participating demonstrators blogs. We have such a fun and creative group. I am lucky to be a part of this!
These are our participants…
Sue’s Super Stampers
January is almost over and it has been a very trying time for me. I am struggling to get my stamping mojo back. It is coming slowly; however I appreciate the ladies who join in on this blog hop, They truly inspire me! I just saw a reminder that the submission for our blogs was only a few hours away and I thought to myself: “Self get up off the couch and see what pops in your head”. The theme is something from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog paired together. One of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog is the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set and the Wonderful Flowers Thinlit Dies. These can be purchased as a bundle and I love saving money. This was one of the first sets that I ordered from Occasions 2019.
The vibrant background is Highland Heather and I decided to stamp the flowers on watercolor paper. Thinking the softness of watercolor will add another layer of colors. I stamped in Soft Suede Ink and used alchol blending markers called Stampin Blends. I treated my acrylic block as a palette and colored light Old Olive and dark Old Olive. I keep one set of my Aqua Painters filled with alcohol and decided on that option. I love how subtle these colors went down.
I used the Highland Heather blends with the alcohol aqua painter again. I also went over the top of the flowers with the pen tip to darken it in spots.
I cut out the flower bouquet with the thinlit dies. They do a fantastic job!
For my card base I cut a 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ and folded in the center mark (5 1/2″).
I used the lattice with leaves thinlit die on Whisper White cardstock. After I cut it out I decided to use the Tufted Dynamic Embossing folder on the area that does not have the lattice. I sponged this area lightly with Crumb Cake ink just to give it some accents.
I added a piece of the Silver Mini Sequin trim at the bottom portion and wrapped it around to the back then adhered the Whisper White piece to the front of the card. The bouquet was adhered with Dimensionals toward the bottom half of the front.
I looked at the sentiment on this stamp set and decided to make this a Thinking of You card. I used Versamark stamp pad and silver heat enbossing powder. I used the Embossing buddy first so I wouldnt have smudges from my fingers. Every time I use this embossing powder Im awstruck like a child as the powder melts into the cardstock and creates “silver”.
I used the Tailored Tag punch for the shape and adhered with Dimensionals.
The Pearls were added to each flower center.
I have enjoyed making this card and I think my mojo may be coming back!
Please visit the other Stampers on this blog hop.
Stampin Up Demonstrator
Thank you for stopping by my blog today and joining some other very talented Stampin Up Demonstrators as we hop our way out of December. I’m looking forward to 2019. There will be links to the other demonstrators below.
The project I am using today utilizes the new Flowing Fountain Stamp Set from the brand new 2019 Occasions catalog.
I began with Whisper White card stock for my base and the layered Basic Black, Gray Granite and then another Whisper White piece. The measurements are:
Basic Black 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″
Gray Granite 5″ X 3 7/8″
Top piece of Whisper White is cut at 3 3/8″ X 4 3/8″
I created the sky and clouds by sponging over with a pattern I made with the scalloped shape oval thinlit die.
I even added a touch of yellow on the upper right hand corner for brighter shies to come.
I lightly colored in the fountain with pool party stampin write markers and the ivy with mossy meadow stampin write marker.
I think this would look great at this point to add the clear adhesive droplets however; I have used all mine and need to reorder. I also thought about coloring in the birds but decided that I did not want them to be the focal point of this card. I did use Dimensionals on the “With Sympathy” because I wanted that to be the focal point.
As much as I dislike making sympathy cards because of the circumstances I do find myself needing them in my stash and this just looks elegant.
I hope you have enjoyed this card and invite you to follow along with this months participants
December Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana –
Thanks for stopping by on the August 2018 North Carolina Demo’s Blog Hop. The theme this month is Don’t Be Afraid To Sparkle.I love all things sparkly so Stampin Up is a perfect fit for me. There are so many different ways to add sparkle using Stampin Up materials. This month a chose a few of my favorites to incorporate in a fall card.
I started this card by making the background using watercolor paper and BRUSHO. I love this stuff, it’s hard for me to stop once I get the pigment flakes and a spray bottle filled with water out on my work surface. It is a little messy but Oh the results! The Brusho I used on this is Mossy Green, Gamboge, and Yellow. A few spritzes of water and off I go… the hardest part is letting it dry thoroughly before using it on a card. I did tape the watercolor paper to a foam board, that kept it flat and when the piece was dry I removed the tape (carefully and at a slight angle) that created a nice little border. One of the things that I think sets cards apart is multi layers. It creates greater impact.
Next I got out my Petals and More Thinlit Dies and some Old Olive Cardstock to cut out the sprig with small leaves. I also used the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies on Glimmer Paper. I used my Old Olive Stamp and Write Marker to color the Old Olive leaves and Copper for the others. I used Dimensionals to pop the up on my card front.
Next I heat embossed the Happy Harvest Blessings saying from the Country home Stamp Set. The copper embossing powder is stunning! I used the Everyday Label Punch to create the rounded ends
Last but not least I adhered all to a 5 1/4″ X 4″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock and then adhered all to the front of a Whisper White A2 card.
Please hop along with the other talented Stampin Up ladies:
Toni Campana –
Jo Anne Hewins –
Tracie Evans Langley –
Sue Root –
Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/ 2018/08/24/harvest-sparkles/.
Frances Wagner –
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