Hello Stamping Friends!
I hope you enjoyed the recent Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – weren't all those creations just amazing! So much talent was shared, it's amazing!
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If today is Tuesday, it must be WEEKLY DEALS time! (oh yes – as a Demonstrator, you do get your demo discount on top of the weekly deal price! woot!!) Here are this week's deals – valid from today, Feb. 18th to next Monday, Feb. 24th.
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Okay – now onto the really fun part – Stamping!! Yup, that's what we love about Stampin' Up!, right? All the wonderful stamps, inks, and coordinating products.
Well, I recently pulled out the new Watercolour Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes (#133362 $15.95), and had some fun 🙂
Here's what you get – 20 printed cards- 3 1/2" x 5" size; 4 each of 5 designs, plus 20 Ivory coloured envelopes.
These note cards are just beautiful – watercolour paper, with all the water colour backgrounds already done for you! But don't worry – there's still lots of room for you to do your own stamping and colouring.
For this first card, I chose the beautiful peony image card, and stamped the sentiment from the set Another Great Year (#133038wm/#133041cm Occasions Catalogue) in Black StazOn ink.
This card is already so gorgeous, I didn't want to detract from the flowers, so I kept my colouring to a minimum. Using the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker, I lightly filled in the 'Happy' and 'To You'. Then, using the Tangerine Tango ink pad, I picked up some ink with my Blender Pen, and shaded the edges of the banners above and below the 'Birthday'. I was happy with the card just like that, but of course you could always add some more colour, or some 'bling' if you wanted.
On this next card I wanted to do some watercolouring of my own, so I chose the card with the blank oval shape in the centre. I stamped the poppy image from Simply Sketched (hostess set in the Annual Catalogue – #129672cm/#129669wm) in Black StazOn ink in the centre.
To achieve the colouring on the flowers, I used my Aqua Painter (#103954 Annual Catalogue) and reinkers in the colours Crisp Cantaloupe, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red, as I was trying to reflect the colours on the card base. I took my time, blending the colours one at a time until I was happy with the outcome. Then I used the Aqua Painter and Gumball Green reinker to colour the stems.
*To use the reinkers, what I did was open up the matching colour ink pad, and just put a couple of drops of the reinker on the lid of the ink pad (matching the reinker colour to the ink pad colour – don't mix up your reinkers and ink pads!) That way, when I was done, I could just close the lid and not worry about wasting the reinker. I filled my Aqua Painter just 1/2 full of tap water; it doesn't take a lot of water, especially since it was just this small image I was colouring. Then you just touch the tip of your Aqua Painter into the reinker, and apply it to your stamped image. *
I then stamped the sentiment – also from Simply Sketched – in Gumball Green ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and punched it out using the Large Oval Punch (#119855). I used the Scallop Oval Punch (#119856) to punch out the Crisp Cantaloupe oval, and stacked the 2 together with Dimensionals, and adhered it to the card with another Dimensional.
I hope that seeing this terrific note card set, and how easy it is to make fabulous cards with it, will encourage you to purchase it and make your own masterpieces! I know that your friends and family will be thrilled to receive a hand made card from you 🙂
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I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon! Until then – Happy Stamping!