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Day of Gratitude Emboss Resist

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Today's card features the technique called emboss resist.  First, the En Francois Background was stamped on 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 very vanilla.  Next, the large medallion from the Day of Gratitude was stamped with Versamark, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The final step for this technique is using a sponge or dauber over the entire image in old olive, always artichoke and cajun craze.  Afterward, rub the embossed image with a paper towel, and the medallion shows through quite brightly. To order your Stampin' Up! supplies, click here . SUPPLIES Stamp Set:   Day of Gratitude Ink:  Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze Card stock:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Very Vanilla Extras:   Daubers or sponges, Brad, Crimper, Word window and modern label punch

Vellum Technique

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Today's featured card is using a direct ink pad to vellum technique.  Not sure what the actual technique would be called, but it looks cool anyway.  I did this technique exactly a year ago and called it Ink Smooshing to Vellum.  Here is how to do the technique. By spreading the ink directly from the pad to vellum in different directions, the look is created. These two cards were done with peach parfait, tangerine tango and believe it or not, cherry cobbler.  Both were done exactly the same, but look entirely different by adding the background color.  The first (which turns the cherry cobbler into rich razzleberry), the vellum is backed on peach parfait, then mounted onto the rich razzleberry.  The second is mounted directly onto the cajun craze card. Email me if you are interested in doing this and/or other techniques in a class.  I would love to schedule one for you and your friends. To directly order your Stampin' Up! supplies, click here . SUPPLIES: Stamp Sets: 

Camouflage Technique

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When my son saw this card, he really liked it (usually he could care less).  So, I guess it's a good "guy" card. This technique is called camouflage, that was taught at a recent Stampin' Up! regional conference.  Supplies: Very Vanilla CS 3-3/4 x 5 Sahara Sand Ink Pad Old Olive Ink Ink Pad Always Artichoke Ink Pad Soft Suede Ink Pad Rubbing Alcohol in spritz bottle  Bone folder  Jumbo Eyelets and Crop-A-Dile  Always Artichoke card stock (8-1/2 x 5-1/2) Crumb Cake card stock (5-1/4 x 4) Step 1:    Using ink pad, cover Very Vanilla card stock completely with Sahara Sand Step 2:    Scrunch card stock between hands in both directions Step 3:    Open card stock Step 4:    Ink up paper with Old Olive ink pad. Leave some areas uncovered Step 5:    Spritz with alcohol and scrunch lightly, open carefully Step 6:    Ink over Always Artichoke ink pad Step 7:    Ink over with Soft Suede ink pad Step 8:    Spritz again lightly with rubbing alcohol St

Baby Tees

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Today's card is a simple baby card that we made for the card ministry program, which can be used for boy or girl.  The base card is in pear pizzazz, that was run through the Big Shot using the polka dot embossing folder.  The Baby Tees wheel was used for the onesie, which was rolled onto the designer paper in black ink, then cut out.  A little strip of matching designer paper tied the colors  together, and it was finished off with a simple button and tag from the Tiny Tags stamp set.  The 2-3/8" scallop punch in pink pirouette, along with the 1-3/4" circle in pear pizzazz are a great backdrop for the onsie. If you are in the Milwaukee/metro area and your church or organization would like to get a card ministry started, please feel free to email me . To order your Stampin' Up! supplies click here . SUPPLIES Stamp Sets:  Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel, Tiny Tags Ink:   Black Paper:  Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette Punches:   2

Owl Love-Birds

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Doesn't this card make you smile.  My "critic" husband said it's one of his favorites.  One of my club members requested an anniversary/wedding card.  This one fits the bill.  These cute soft suede love-bird owls are punched using the owl punch.  The eyes are whisper white and black with a touch of glint using the white gel pen.  The little shirts are baja breeze and elegant soiree designer paper, accented with a row of pearls.  The small cherry cobbler hearts are from the same owl punch, and the larger heart is from the small heart punch. The wild wasabi branches are punched from the bird punch.  The crumb cake woodgrain background stamp on very vanilla is the perfect backdrop.  The curly cute set finishes off with the sentiment. To order your Stampin' Up! supplies click here . SUPPLIES: Stamp Sets:  Woodgrain Background, Curly Cute Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede Paper:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Black, Elegant Soiree Designer P

ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday

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  Announcing the ABC's of the Perfect Handmade Holiday. Starting TODAY, Stampin' Up! is offering an opportunity to purchase select products--perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--at a 20 percent discount! Vintage Christmas Bundle #124067 wood $23.92 Vintage Christmas Bundle #124068 clear $19.92 Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124071 wood $20.72 Contempo Christmas Card Bundle #124072 clear $17.52 Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124077 wood $38.32 Tags Til Christmas Bundle #124078 clear $31.92 Gift Packaging Bundle #124083 wood $26.32 Gift Packaging Bundle #124084 clear $19.92 Simply Adorned Gift Bundle #124076 $39.88 Frame Gift Bundle #124075  $19.92 Get a head start on your Christmas gifts.  Place your order today!  Click here or email me.

Non-Traditional French Foliage

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These non-traditional colors are so pretty together.  I have a friend who has been encouraging me to stretch myself with different colors.  The colors are rich razzleberry and old olive.  The stamp set is French Foliage.  The sentiment is from the Day of Gratitude set.  The texture made from the square lattice embossing folder and small circles from the itty bitty punch set complete the card. To place your Stampin' Up! order, click here or email me. SUPPLIES: Stamp Sets:  French Foliage and Day of Gratitude Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crumb Cake Card stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla Extras:  Square Lattice embossing folder, Itty Bitty Pieces punch set, Old Olive 1/4" ribbon

French Foliage Pop Up

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Seems like I've been gone "forever"... just took a little mini vacation.  Great time.  I didn't even suffer from stamping withdrawal. This card is a free standing pop up card done in elegant eggplant, rich razzleberry, old olive, and whisper white.  It actually folds up and fits in a regular A2 envelope.  The stamp set is French Foliage.  The sentiment is from the Hostess Level 1 set called Afterthoughts. To place your Stampin' Up! supply order, click here or feel free to email me . SUPPLIES Stamp Sets:  French Foliage, Afterthoughts Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White Extras:   Jumbo eyelet, Red tape

Perfect Punches Birthday

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This color combination, early espresso, baja breeze and very vanilla, are so soft looking.  The elegant lines embossing folder matches the Elegant Soirée Designer paper.  A few simple pearls added to the top, a little early espresso ribbon ... and we have a simple, beautiful card. To order your supplies for this card, click here .  And don't forget about the clearance items!  Some great bargains. SUPPLIES Stamp set:  Perfect Punches Ink:  Early Espresso Paper:  Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soirée Designer paper Extras:  Pearls, 1/4" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Wide Oval Punch