Colorful Seasons Bundle, Copper Fall Leaves

Happy Saturday!  Today I have the second design from my October Card Class featuring the Colorful Seasons Bundle, Copper Fall Leaves.  I must admit that I haven’t played with our new shiny copper items.  Well I remedied that and had fun with this one……Copper Foil and copper heat embossing.  Woohoo!

CARD BASE:  Guess what?  I couldn’t help myself and went with one of favorite card shapes (long and narrow – 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  I started with Crumb Cake and added a 3/4″ band of Early Espresso which I used another of my favorite subtle texturing adding — Faux Suede.  [super cool!]

SQUARES:  Then I topped this with a trio of squares Cajun Craze (yes, this was WAY OUTSIDE my comfort zone, but I love it!) and layered with a Copper Foil square.  Of course I had to pop them with Dimensionals.  Lol!

LEAVES:  This is a really cool technique.  Usually you use a trio of colors (I went overboard and used four – Lol!) Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.  First you need a baby wipe folded into quarters (make sure the baby wipe is smooth and not an embossed image).  Then add three drops of reinker from each color randomly over a 2″-ish x 2″-ish area.  Stamp the leaf onto the baby wipe pressing firmly (just once – clean and reink each time).  Then stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla.  Repeat this step two more times.  Let them dry for a few minutes.  Now you get to stamp the large leave outline with VersaMark onto the solid leaf [TIP:  Don’t forget to tap & swipe with your embossing buddy so the embossing powder with only sticks to the stamped image.]  Then sprinkle the leaves with the Copper Embossing Powder, tapping off the extra and heat until shiny.

Woohoo……there is a die for this leaf, making it super east and quick to cut out!!!  The finale-ly is popping the trio of leaves with a Dimensional.  Love it!

This design had me doing my happy chair dance!  All the shine, embossing and “more height”……Sweet!  I just couldn’t decide on a sentiment so guess what?  I didn’t add one.  Sometimes you just don’t have to have one.  [smile]

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s Colorful Seasons Bundle, Copper Fall Leaves design.  Have a great weekend!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Colorful Seasons
  • PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Foil–Copper
  • INK:  Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
  • ACCESSORIES:  Thinlits–Seasonal Layers | Emboss Powder–Copper | Baby Wipes (smooth)

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

 

Make it Work, Colorful Seasons

Make it Work, Colorful Seasons

I’m excited to share my “make it work”, Colorful Seasons Monday design.  After everyone cut out the leaves from Monday’s post “Colorful Seasons, Autumn Leaves” card in last month’s class the watercolor paper negatives were left.  I knew I wanted to make something with them, so I had everyone put them aside for me.  Usually it takes me awhile to get around the using leftovers, but not this time.

Well, this time I sat down and put this together.  I did need to trim the watercolor paper down slightly to get a nice looking piece.  Then I was contemplating how I could add a bit of sparkle.  I had my a-ha moment and tried flicking my Wink of Stella brush onto a piece of Basic Black.  Amazing!  After popping the leaf sheet with Dimensionals onto the Basic Black the Wink of Stella flecks make the leaf cutouts pop with sparkle.  Yay!

I placed the layers onto the Crushed Curry base then stamped the sentiment onto a strip of watercolor paper with Memento Black Ink.  It’s great how many sentiments are included with the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Finally, I popped the sentiment with Dimensionals as well.  It needed “more height”.  Lol!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great “make it work” Monday.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Colorful Seasons
  • PAPER:  Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Watercolor, Whisper White
  • INK:  Memento Black
  • REINKER:  Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crush Curry
  • ACCESSORIES:  Thinlits-Seasonal Layers, Wink of Stella

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

 

Colorful Seasons Bundle

Colorful Seasons Bundle

With the new catalog going live June 1st our local demonstrator group, lead by our fearless leader (Barb Brimhall – BZB Stampers) organized a “Stamp Together”.  This gave us the chance to play with and test out loads of new items before purchasing them.  Today’s designs feature the Colorful Seasons Bundle.

This Colorful Seasons Bundle was designed by a sweet lady as well as, Meredith Nelson.  This bundle makes is easy to create designs for every occasion.  Her use of bright as well as soft color palettes gives each design a totally different look.  I am excited to play with this bundle when I get it.

Enjoy this group of all season designs featuring the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  I will be posting two more groups of designs soon. They will feature different items or bundles from the New 2017-18 Annual Catalog.

Thank you for stopping by and have a stampingly wonderful day!  AND Happy Father’s to all of you guys out there.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Colorful Seasons
  • PAPER:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Pool Party, Silver Foil
  • INK:  Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
  • ACCESSORIES:  Thinlits–Seasonal Layers & Swirly Scribbles | Linen Thread | Baker’s Twine–Whisper White | Basic Jewels–Rhinestones

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

 

Thoughtful Branches ~ Four Seasons

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This limited time only bundle Thoughtful Branches was truly an inspiration all on its own.  I started with the Side-Step Apple Trees design, then having the ring of leaves left on my work table I just couldn’t bring myself to recycle it.  So, after several days I had my “A-ha” moment and saw it as a wreath.  Sweet!  After creating the “Summer” and “Christmas” design I said “well heck I might as well make something for Spring and Fall.  After several days of trial and error I rounded out this  fun Four Season set of designs.  I offered a tutorial which included all four designs to my customers when they purchased the bundle.

I enjoy having a great way to be creative and share what I love.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I had designing them.

I have a sparkly Monday!  Thank you for stopping by today.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

STAMPS:  Thoughtful Branches, Thoughtful Banners

  • PAPER:  Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Vellum, Early Espresso, Gold Foil,
  • INK:  VersaMark, Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
  • MARKER:  Real Red
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Layering Circles & Cupcake Cutouts | Thinlits–Thoughtful Branches | 1/4″ Naturals Ribbon–Gold | Emboss Powder–White & Clear

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

 

Let It Snow – Snowman

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Happy post Thanksgiving AND Black Friday!  I hope you had a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.  We laid low and stayed home and relaxed.  I did make our Thanksgiving favorites.  A turkey breast cooked using our Ronco Rotisserie (it is the best way to cook a turkey), red potatoes and semi-homemade gravy, stovetop stuffing (Derek won’t eat anything else.  Lol!), fruit salad, twice baked stuffed candied yams (OMG!  these were delish and not a lot of mess) and of course my yummy “better then pumpkin pie cups”.   I have so much to be thankful for that I put it all into my meal cooking this year.  The good and the sad make us stronger, so I wish you and yours and wonderful holiday season.

Today’s card is the second project we created in my November Class.  It features the adorable snowman from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set.  This card came about by me having leftover square of Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party from October Class projects.  Yeah, baby, make use of what you have lying around!

BASE:  The card base is 4-1/4″ square in Mossy Meadow.  The leftover Pear Pizzazz square was cut in half diagonally the layered beneath the leftover Pool Party square.  A square of Cardstock Vellum was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder (it gives the look of falling snow).  [TIP:  Put adhesive the length of the snowman and across the bottom.]  The square is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

FOCAL POINT:  The adorable snowman, from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set, it having fun in the falling snow.  The snow drifts are two Extra-Large Ovals.  I stamped the snowman onto the Vellum with Momento Tuxedo Black then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder to set.  [TIP:  Using StaZon Ink gums up the Photopolymer stamp and will actually tear the paper because it gets super sticky.]  Then adhere the two Extra-Large Ovals.  Next, stamp the snowman onto Whisper White, color with Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie markers.  Then fussy cut the snowman minus his arms (yeah!) and pop him with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a wee bit of Dazzling Details glitter glue to his hat band and tassel.

SENTIMENT:  The “Let It” is also from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set.  It was stamped onto Whisper White with Momento Tuxedo Black, fussy cut into a rectangle and popped with a half Stampin’ Dimensional.  [TIP:  place a small glue dot behind this to hold the top of the Vellum down.]  The “snow” is the from Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies.  It was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and glued with the fine-tip liquid glue.  [TIP:  Make sure to peel off the plastic backing before die cutting.  The glue will stick better and faster to the paper backing.]

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a good Black Friday and weekend!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Sparkly Seasons
  • PAPER:  Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Whisper White, Glimmer-Dazzling Diamonds
  • INK:  Momento-Tuxedo Black;  MARKERS–Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–Extra-Large Oval;  Thinlits–Seasonal Frame;  Embossing Folder–Softly Falling; Dazzling Details Glitter Glue

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

 

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