Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Spot Challenge #121 - Card Sketch with Stampin' Up! Freezin' Fun Bundle

Hi There!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm sharing another Christmas Card today for the new card sketch over at The Spot Challenge Blog!

Do you ever look at a sketch and immediately know what you want to use on it?  Well I do sometimes and definitely did on this sketch.. Stampin' Up!'s new Freezin' Fun Bundle is perfect!

So today I learned some things.  The first thing I learned was that I do much better watercoloring animals than I do using my Stampin' Blends.  It just seems a lot easier for me to get contrast, shadows and color variation using a Water Painter and ink.  It's so easy to just smoosh a little link on an acrylic block and start painting.  For the lighter areas, I just dilute the ink more with water and for the darker areas, I use it more at full strength.   The 2nd thing I learned.. always use watercolor paper when watercoloring. lol  So I did use watercolor paper when I stamped the animals so there was no issue with that.  I did a little shadowing under the trees with my Water Painter and Balmy Blue Ink and that worked out ok but the sky.. ugh!  I had regular Whisper White cardstock layered over Thick Whisper White and tried to softly add some blue which turned into a big mess.  I was able to cut another piece of watercolor paper and do a light wash in Balmy Blue and then dry it and tuck it under the hill.  Quite the operation but I got it done!  I love Stampin' Up!'s  Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.. it is great quality!  And the new Water Painters are awesome!  They come in a set of three for just $12!  Such a great value!  
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Spot Challenge #120 - Christmas in July! with some beautiful new Stampin' Up! Products!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Guess what's up over at The Spot this week??  Christmas in July!  Many of us demonstrators have had the opportunity to pre-order some of the new products coming out in the Stampin' Up! August - December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly know as the Holiday Catalog!)

I picked a few of my new favorites from the new catalog.  One of my very favorites is the Peace & Joy Bundle.. it is awesome!  I also threw in some of the Plaid Tidings 6x6" DSP as well as the gorgeous new Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder.

Here are all of the details:

Cardbase:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Shaded Spruce, scored at 4 1/4"
Plaid Tidings DSP panel, 5 1/4" x 4"
Top Panel, Shaded Spruce cut with the 2nd from the largest Stitched Rectangle Dies and run through my Big Shot with the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder
Stamp and Die Bundle: Peace and Joy
Joy Diecut cut in Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue and Pretty Peacock
To The World Stamped Sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock onto Balmy Blue Cardstock
Leaves were stamped in Shaded Spruce and Berries in Real Red onto Balmy Blue Cardstock

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Spot Challenge #119 - Color Challenge with Magenta Madness, Basic Black, Gold and Pool Party

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!  I'm back over with The Spot Design Team with my take on a fun color challenge!

I decided to play around Umbrellas today using the Under My Umbrella, Pretty Parasol and the Umbrella Builder Punch.  Both of these stamp sets coordinate with this punch!

I started out with a half sheet for Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I pressed my pool party ink pad onto an acrylic block and then spritzed it with water and pressed onto the watercolor paper.  Once the ink was trasferred onto the paper, I spritzed the apper with some more water and allowed the ink to spread around before drying it with my heat tool.  Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment from the Under My Umbrella stamp set in Versamark ink onto the upper left and then heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder.  It was then cut out with a stitched rectangle and mounted it with a Basic Black matt that measured 3 3/8" x 4 5/8" with Stampin' Seal +.  It is a super sticky adhesive that allowed the watercolored panel to adhere flat onto the matt.  I adhered the matted panel onto a half sheet of  Pool Party cardstock that measured 11" x 4 1/4" and was scored at 5 1/2".   

To add some shine, I spritzed the panel with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and 70% Isopropal Alcohol.  It is sooo sparkly and beautiful!

The black umbrella was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder.  Magenta Madness Ink was used to stamp the Pink Umbrella's solid image.  I added the detailed image over that in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The umbrella handles were adhered with Multipurpose Adhesive directly to the front panel.  I added the umbrellas over to top of the handles with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Super cute and super easy!  I hope you have one or the other of these stamp sets and punches!  They are adorable!  

Have a blessed day!  Tina

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

OSAT Blog Hop Pretty In Pink

Hello there!  Hope you're having a wonderful day!  Today is the 2nd Thursday of the Month which means another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  

This month's theme is Pretty In Pink.  If you've already been hopping, thanks so much for continuing.  If you are starting with me, you'll want to be sure to hop all the way through to check out all of the amazing inspiration from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the globe!

I decided to finally get on board the Slimcard train!  Here's what I came up with...

For the front panel of my card, I started out with some ink blending..

My ink blended panel was a 3 3/4" x 8 3/4" piece of Whisper White.  Using a medium oval make up brush I started with Petal Pink at the bottom of the Panel, then blended Blushing Bridge, Flirty Flamingo, and onto Magenta Madness.  After the ink blending, I spritzed the panel with water and then blotted it with a paper towel.  I used my heat tool to make sure the panel was completely dry and then used my stamparatus to stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink various Peony images from the Prized Peony Stamp Set.  The stamparatus allowed me move the panel around and to make sure I got good stamped images all over the panel.  Once I completed the stamped panel, I mounted it on a Basic Black Card Base that measured 8" x 9", and scored at 4" on the 8" side.  I used scraps of Basic Black Cardstock to cut some leaves with one of the dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies.   On another scrap of Basic Black Cardstock, the Just saying hello sentiment from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set was stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed in White.  I used the Tasteful Labels dies to cut out the sentiment.  I adhered with leaves with Multipurpose Adhesive onto the front of the panel and then added the sentiment label with Black Dimensionals over the leaves. 

Here's a close up of the front panel...

I finished off the front by adding three In Color Enamel Dots in Magenta Madness and some splatters with my Clear Wink of Stella Pen.  

Here's the inside of the card.  I kept it simple...

I added some of the Peony images stamped off the edge of the inside panel in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink but did not add a stamped sentiment yet.  I might add one later.. we shall see!

For my gift card holder, I started with a 5 x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Black cardstock, scored at 2 1/2" on the 5" side.  I lined up the 5" side on my paper trimmer at the 2 1/2" score and cut it diagonally within 1/4" of the end.  I then added some Multipurpose Adhesive to adhere the bottom and the small 1/4" section on the side. I used some of the 2020 - 2022 In Color DSP in Magenta Madness woodgrain 2 1/8" x 3 3/4" and cut it diagonally as I did on the Basic Black Gift Card Holder Base.  Once cut, I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp soem of the Peony Images onto the DSP and then adhered it with Multipurpose Adhesive.  Using the Label Me Fancy punch I cut a small slit in the top of the gift card holder.  I added some Magenta Madness 2020 - 2022 In Color 1/4" Ribbon through the slot and then tied one some of the Black and White Baker's Twine from the Payful Pets Trim Combo Pack into a bow over the Magenta Madness ribbon.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You are at Tina Riddle's Blog so to continue on, just click the name directly below mine in the following Blog Roll.  Blessings, Tina


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